LINGUIST List 11.1328

Wed Jun 14 2000

Calls: Evolution of Lang, Logic/Language/Information

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  1. Paul Vogt, Workshop on the Evolution of Language
  2. Marcus Kracht, Summer School/Logic, Language and Information (XIII. ESSLLI 2001)

Message 1: Workshop on the Evolution of Language

Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 16:52:37 +0200
From: Paul Vogt <paularti.vub.ac.be>
Subject: Workshop on the Evolution of Language


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WORKSHOP ON THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE 
IN BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS
NOVEMBER 17, 2000 - VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL



Aim of the workshop: 
To bring together researchers in the field of language origins and
evolution from Belgium and the Netherlands. This way an opportunity is
provided to connect research programs and start collaboration among the
researchers. Since research on the evolution of language is done in many
widely separate disciplines, the workshop shall be interdisciplinary. 

The different disciplines at which the workshop aims at are:

* Anthropology
* Archeology
* Computer science
* Ethology
* Linguistics
* (Neuro-) biology
* Paleontology
* Philosophy
* Primatology
* Psychology
* Psycholinguistics
* Sociology

Workshop format:
Oral presentations and discussion panels will be held in a one-day
workshop. The workshop language is English. The workshop will include a
lunch and a dinner. 

Call for abstracts: 
Contributors are invited to submit an abstract about their research before
August 15th 2000. Abstracts should not be longer than 2000 words and
clearly summarize ongoing or finished research together with their goals
and results. Notification of acceptance will be given by October 2nd, 2000.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically (Word or Postscript) by August
15th 2000 to: bene-evolangarti.vub.ac.be. If sufficient material is
presented at the workshop it will be published.

Organizing committee:
Prof. Luc Steels
Dr. Bart de Boer
Drs. Paul Vogt

Important dates:
August, 15 2000		Abstract submission
October, 2 2000		Notification of acceptance
November, 17 2000		Workshop date

Workshop venue:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Correspondance:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Dienst ARTI - BeNe-Evolang
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel - Belgium
Tel: 0(0 32) 2 629 37 00	
Fax: 0(0 32) 2 629 37 29
Email: bene-evolangarti.vub.ac.be
URL: 
http://arti.vub.ac.be/bene-evolang/

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Paul Vogt				tel: +32 2 629 37 05
AI Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel		fax: +32 2 629 37 29
http://arti.vub.ac.be/~paul
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Message 2: Summer School/Logic, Language and Information (XIII. ESSLLI 2001)

Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 14:29:37 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Marcus Kracht <krachtmath.fu-berlin.de>
Subject: Summer School/Logic, Language and Information (XIII. ESSLLI 2001)


 SECOND CALL FOR PROPOSALS



 Thirteenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 ESSLLI-2001
 August 13-24, 2001, Helsinki, Finland
 
 http://www.folli.uva.nl/Esslli/2001/esslli-2001.html

 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-2001 is organised under the
auspices of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information
(FoLLI).

The ESSLLI-2001 Programme Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 13th
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-2001) should be submitted by electronic
mail to the program chair, Marcus Kracht at <krachtmath.fu-berlin.de>,
in plain ASCII text, as soon as possible, but no later than July 23,
2000. 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-2001, 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. They are intended for people from other disciplines to get a feel
for the problems and techniques of the area. Ideally, they should
allow experienced researchers from other fields to acquire the key
competences of neighbouring disciplines, thus encouraging the
development of a truly interdisciplinary research community. Unlike
the introductory courses they may presuppose some experience with
scientific methods in general, so as to be able to concentrate on
the issues that are germane to the area of the course.

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 23, 2000: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 2000: Notification
 Nov 15, 2000: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2001: 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, 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 lasting 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 23, 2000: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 2000: Notification
 Nov 15, 2000: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2001: 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 lasting 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Advanced Course Proposal Submissions

 Jul 23, 2000: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 2000: Notification
 Nov 15, 2000: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2001: 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, 2000. 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 23, 2000: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 2000: Notification
 Nov 15, 2000: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
 Dec 1, 2000: Send out Call for Papers
 Mar 15, 2001: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
 May 1, 2001: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
 May 15, 2001: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
 Jun 1, 2001: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of Workshop notes
 Jun 1, 2001: 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 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 in general guarantee only
to reimburse travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe
to Helsinki. Exceptions will be made depending on the financial
situation.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

 Marcus Kracht (chair)
 Attn: ESSLLI-2001
 II. Mathematisches Institut
 FU Berlin
 Arnimallee 3
 D - 14195 Berlin
 Germany
 Tel: +49 (30) 838 75445
 Fax: +49 (30) 838 75404
 Email: krachtmath.fu-berlin.de

 Bonnie Webber (Language)
 Jaakko V��n�nen (Logic)
 Steffen H�lldobler (Computation and Logic)
 Claire Gardent (Language and Computation)
 Claude Kirchner (Computation)
 Michael Moortgat (Logic and Language)
 
 
ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
 Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen
 Email: pietarincc.helsinki.fi


FURTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
To obtain further information, please visit the web site for
ESSLLI-2001 http://www.folli.uva.nl/Esslli/2001/esslli-2001.html
For this year's summer school see the web site for 
ESSLLI-2000 http://www.folli.uva.nl/Esslli/2000/esslli-2000.html
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