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Fri Jun 4 1999

Calls: ESSLLI-2000, North East Ling Society

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  1. Enrico Franconi, ESSLLI-2000
  2. Ron Artstein, NELS 30 Second Call for Papers

Message 1: ESSLLI-2000

Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 14:31:17 +0100 (BST)
From: Enrico Franconi <franconics.man.ac.uk>
Subject: ESSLLI-2000

[An HTML version of the Call for Proposals will be available via the
 FoLLI page <http://www.folli.uva.nl/Esslli/2000/esslli-2000.html>;.
 Usual apologies apply if you receive multiple copies of this message]

 Twelfth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 ESSLLI-2000
 August 6-18, 2000, Birmingham, Great Britain

 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and 
Information is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation. 
Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together with workshops 
cover a wide variety of topics within six areas of interest: Logic, 
Computation, Language, Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, 
Language and Logic. Previous summer schools have been highly 
successful, attracting around 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. 
The school has developed into an important meeting place and forum for 
discussion for students and researchers interested in the 
interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information. ESSLLI-2000 
is organised under the auspices of the European Association for Logic, 
Language and Information (FoLLI).

The ESSLLI-2000 Programme Committee invites proposals for foundational, 
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 12th 
annual Summer School on a wide range of topics in the following fields:

 Logic Language Computation
 Language and Logic Logic and Computation Language and Computation

In addition to courses and workshops there will be a Student Session. A 
Call for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed separately.

The Programme Committee welcomes proposals in all of the above areas.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:
All proposals (subject: ESSLLI-2000) should be submitted by electronic 
mail to the program chair, Enrico Franconi at <franconics.man.ac.uk>, 
in plain ASCII text, as soon as possible, but no later than July 4, 
1999. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision 
no later than September 15, 1999. Proposers should follow the 
guidelines below while preparing their submissions; proposals that 
deviate substantially will not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
Anyone interested in lecturing or organising a workshop during 
ESSLLI-2000, please read the following information carefully.


FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming 
any background knowledge. The number of foundational courses will be 
4-6.

Foundational courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They consist 
of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week course) 
each session lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Foundational Course Proposal Submission

 Jul 4, 1999: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 1999: Notification
 Nov 15, 1999: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the activities 
of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students and young 
researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic methods and 
techniques, and to allow experienced researchers from other fields to 
acquire the key competences of neighbouring disciplines, thus 
encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary research 
community. The introductory courses in the three basic disciplines 
should provide introductions to the field for non-specialists (an 
introductory course on logic, for instance, should address linguists and 
computer scientists, not logicians). Introductory courses in the 
interdisciplinary fields, on the other hand, can build on knowledge of 
the respective fields (an introductory course in computational 
linguistics should address an audience which is familiar with the basics 
of linguistics and computation).

Introductory courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They consist 
of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week course) 
each session lasts 90 minutes.

Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of the 
course as compared to standard texts in the area. For ease of reference 
a list of standard texts will be made available electronically.

 Timetable for Introductory Course Proposal Submission

 Jul 4, 1999: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 1999: Notification
 Nov 15, 1999: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of 
advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses should 
specify the prerequisites in some detail.

Advanced courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They consist of 
five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week course) 
each session lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Advanced Course Proposal Submissions

 Jul 4, 1999: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 1999: Notification
 Nov 15, 1999: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


WORKSHOPS: The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced 
Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their work. 
A workshop has a theme. At most one organiser is paid. The organisers 
should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give a general 
introduction in the first session. They are also responsible for the 
programme of the workshop, i.e., for finding speakers.

Each workshop organiser will be responsible for producing a Call for 
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 1999. The call must make it 
clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community. It 
should also note that all workshop contributors must register for the 
Summer School.

A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop) or ten 
sessions (a two-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 min.

 Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions

 Jul 4, 1999: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 1999: Notification
 Nov 15, 1999: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
 Dec 1, 1999: Send out Call for Papers
 Mar 15, 2000: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
 May 1, 2000: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
 May 15, 2000: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of ws notes
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme


FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS:
Please submit your proposal in the following format:

Name: --- Name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser.

Address: --- Contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser.
 Where possible, please include phone and fax 
 numbers.

Title: --- Title of proposed course/workshop.

Type: --- State whether this is a workshop, an foundational 
 course, an introductory course, or an advanced 
 course.

Section: --- Which of the six sections (Language, Logic,
 Computation, Logic & Computation, Language
 & Computation or Language & Logic) does the
 proposal belong to? Please just name one.

Description: --- A description of the proposed contents.
 Not more than 150 words.

External --- State whether (and if so: how) you will be able to
funding: find external funding to subsidise your travel and
 accommodation expenses.

Further --- Any further information that is required by the
particulars: above guidelines should be included here.


FINANCIAL ASPECTS:
Prospective lecturers and workshop organisers should be aware that all 
teaching and organising at the summer schools is done on a voluntary 
basis in order to keep the participants fees as low as possible. 
Lecturers and organisers are not paid for their contribution, but are 
reimbursed for travel and accommodation. In case of two lecturers, a 
lump sum is paid to cover travel expenses. The splitting of the sum is 
up to the lecturers. (However, please note that the organisers 
appreciate it if, whenever possible, lecturers/organisers find 
alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses.)

Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School; 
however, workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate to 
be determined by the Organising Committee.

Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the 
world are welcomed, the Summer School can only afford to reimburse 
travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to Birmingham.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

 Enrico Franconi (chair)
 Attn: ESSLLI-2000
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Manchester
 Oxford Rd.
 Manchester M13 9PL, UK
 Tel: +44 (161) 275 6170
 Fax: +44 (161) 275 6204
 Email: franconics.man.ac.uk

 Mary Dalrymple (Language)
 Matthias Baaz (Logic)
 Nada Lavrac (Computation and Logic)
 Mark Hepple (Language and Computation)
 Achim Jung (Computation)
 Reinhard Muskens (Logic and Language)
 
 
ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
 Achim Jung (chair)
 Email: A.Jungcs.bham.ac.uk


FURTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
To obtain further information, please visit the web site for
ESSLLI-2000 <http://www.folli.uva.nl/Esslli/2000/esslli-2000.html>;.
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Message 2: NELS 30 Second Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 17:38:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ron Artstein <artsteineden.rutgers.edu>
Subject: NELS 30 Second Call for Papers

NELS 30 - Conference of the North East Linguistic Society

 October 22-24, 1999

 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Invited Speakers: John McCarthy, University of Massachusetts
 Anna Szabolcsi, New York University
 Mark Baker, Rutgers University

 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite abstracts for talks and posters on any aspect of
theoretical linguistics. Talks will be 20 minutes long, with
10 minutes for discussion. A very limited number of slots
will be reserved for longer talks (45 minutes plus 15
minutes discussion); those are intended for presentations of
broader scope. The conference will also include a special
session on INTERFACE STRATEGIES (contingent on sufficient
abstracts accepted).

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: JULY 1, 1999.

Abstracts must be anonymous, not longer than 500 words
including examples, and on one side of a single page. 
An additional page may be included with references only. 
The following information should accompany the abstracts
separately: title; names and affiliations of all authors;
subfield of linguistics; e-mail address for correspondence;
preferred mode of presentation (long talk/short talk/
poster); whether the abstract fits into the Interface
Strategies session.

We strongly encourage submission by e-mail.

Individuals may submit at most one abstract for which they
are the primary author.

Detailed formatting and submission instructions appear at
the end of this message, and on our web site at:

 http://ling.rutgers.edu/nels30/

Address all correspondence to: nels30ling.rutgers.edu

 NELS 30 Abstract Committee
 Rutgers University
 Department of Linguistics
 18 Seminary Place
 New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1184
 USA

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by 
August 20, 1999.

NELS 30 will include a special invited workshop on
Learnability Theory and Linguistic Theory. Speakers at this
workshop are Robin Clark (University of Pennsylvania), 
B. Elan Dresher (University of Toronto), Janet Dean Fodor
(City University of New York), and Bruce Tesar (Rutgers
University); commentators are Bob Matthews and Matthew Stone
(Rutgers University). No abstracts can be submitted to this
workshop.

 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

 NELS 30 - FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION

Abstracts must be anonymous, not longer than 500 words
including examples, and on one side of a single page (letter
size, 8.5" by 11"). Leave a 1 inch (2.5 cm) margin on all
sides. An additional page may be included with references
only. Authors should avoid identifying themselves in the
text of the abstract. At the top of the abstract put the
title (no more than 50 characters long).

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: JULY 1, 1999.

The following author information should accompany the
abstracts:

- title
- names and affiliations of all authors (indicate primary
 author)
- subfield of linguistics
- e-mail address for correspondence
- long talk/short talk/poster (default is all three
 categories)
- interface strategies (yes/no)

We strongly encourage submission by e-mail. Please use the
subject header "Abstract", and include all the author
information in the body of the e-mail. Send abstracts to:

 nels30ling.rutgers.edu

If possible, please use plain ascii text. Plain text
abstracts should be sent in the body of the e-mail,
following the author information. Acceptable formats are 
(in a descending order of preference):

1. Plain text;
2. Adobe PDF;
3. Adobe PostScript;
4. Microsoft Word; 
5. Microsoft Write/Wordpad;
6. Microsoft RTF;
7. Corel WordPerfect;
8. Self-contained LaTeX2e

Abstracts in formats other than plain text should be sent as
an attachment to your e-mail. PDF and PostScript files
should have all fonts embedded. All other formats, please
include any non-standard fonts that you use (including all
phonetic and mathematical fonts). If you send your abstract
in any format other than plain text, please allow for time
to solve any technical difficulties that may arise.

Paper submissions should include seven anonymous copies of
the abstract. If you have an additional page for references
please print it on the reverse side of your abstract, in
order to save paper and reduce mailing costs. The author
information should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.
Send abstracts to:

 NELS 30 Abstract Committee
 Rutgers University
 Department of Linguistics
 18 Seminary Place
 New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1184
 USA

Acknowledgment of receipt and notification of acceptance
will be via e-mail. If you cannot use e-mail, please make
note of this and provide us with your postal address.

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