This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 742545.

Important Dates

Abstracts due

20 December, 2020

(Midnight, GMT -12. That is, submission will stay open as long as it's still 20 December anywhere in the world.)

Notification of acceptance

8 February 2021

Registration deadline

17 February, 2021


10-12 March, 2021

Call for abstracts

We are inviting experimental, computational or theoretical abstracts on any topic in error-driven learning of speech or language. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

The role of error in:

  • first and second language acquisition
  • learning or processing phonetic, morphological, syntactical or lexical information
  • sentence processing, syntax and grammar acquisition and processing

as well as

  • neural processing of error feedback during speech and language comprehension, production or learning
  • the relationship between error-driven learning and information theory
  • comparison of error-driven learning with different learning models such as Hebbian learning, statistical learning, Bayesian learning, distributional learning.

Presentation guidelines


The presentations will be held in lecture hall. Presentation time is 20 minutes. After the presentation, 10 minutes are reserved for questions, discussions, and speaker transitions.


The posters will be presented and discussed in poster hall. The poster should have the aspect ratio of A0 in portrait mode. Please send the posters to us until March 3, 2021 as a PDF file.

Invited Speakers

Adele E. Goldberg

(Princeton University)

Explain me this:
Coverage encourages generalization and Statistical Preemption constrains it

Randall O'Reilly

(University of California, Davis)

Predictive Error-driven Learning in the Brain

Petar Milin

(University of Birmingham)


For inquiries please contact:

Jessie Nixon

Elnaz Shafaei-Bajestan