LINGUIST List 12.1035

Thu Apr 12 2001

Calls: Lang/Logic/Computation, Logic/Lang/Information

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  1. Ingrid van Loon, 4th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation
  2. Ahti Pietarinen, European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI'01) 13-24, 2001 (Helsinki, Finland)

Message 1: 4th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 16:31:19 +0200
From: Ingrid van Loon <>
Subject: 4th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation


	The Fourth International Tbilisi Symposium
	 on Language, Logic and Computation

		 Borjomi, Georgia
	 September 23-28, 2001

The fourth Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be
held in the mountain resort Likani, situated in the Borjomi Canyon, from
23 to 28 September. The Symposium is organized by the Centre for
Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University in conjunction
with the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the
University of Amsterdam. The 2001 forum is the fourth instalment of a
series of biannual Symposia. The preceding ones took place in the
Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia
Tbilisi (1997) and in the Black sea cost resort Chakvi (1999). The
success of this triad encourages us to continue this series.


The Symposium welcomes papers on current research in all aspects of
Linguistics, Logic and Computation, including but not limited to:

Natural language semantics/pragmatics
Algebraic and relational semantics
Natural language processing
Logic in AI and natural language
Natural language and logic programming
Automated reasoning
Natural language and databases
Information retrieval from text
Natural language and internet
Constructive and modal logic

In line with the main trend in this field we strongly encourage the
submission of papers concerning applications of logic to computation
and the application of logic and computation to language description
and modelling.


Abstracts of papers submitted for presentation should not exceed 2 000
words. The abstracts should include, on the first page: title, author's
name, affiliation, complete mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail
address, an abstract of 200 words maximum, and up to five key- words.

The preferred method of submission is electronically through the website
Only persons without access to the web can submit a hard copy. These hard
copies should be submitted to the following address:

Ingrid van Loon
Plantage Muidergracht 24
NL-1018 TV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

The collection volume of the short versions will be available during the
Symposium. The printing of the proceedings with full size (8-12 pages)
papers is planned immediately after the Symposium.


Submission deadline: April 30, 2001
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2001
Registration deadline: August 15, 2001
Symposium: September 23-28, 2001


In parallel with the Symposium tutorials will be given by outstanding
scholars for students and post-graduates. They are explicitly meant to
address Interdisciplinary issues in the fields of language, logic and
computation. Johan van Benthem (ILLC, University of Amsterdam) will give
a tutorial on Logic, Patrick Blackburn on Computation (INRIA, Lorraine)
and Anna Szabolcsi (New York University, to be confirmed) on Language.


Ju. Apresjan (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
R. Cooper (University of Goteborg)
M. Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin)
B. Partee (University of Massachusetts)
D. Pearce (to be confirmed)
Y. Venema (University of Amsterdam)
A. Voronkov (The University of Manchester)
M. Zakharyaschev (King's College, London)

J. van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)
P. Blackburn (INRIA, Lorraine)
A. Szabolcsi (New York University, to be confirmed)


Th. Gamkrelidze (Tbilisi State University)
D. de Jongh (University of Amsterdam)
Matthias Baaz (Technical University of Vienna)
Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University)
Wim Blok (The University of Illinois at Chicago)
Igor Boguslavskij (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
George Chikoidze (Georgian Academy of Sciences)
Robin Cooper (G�teborg University)
Leo Esakia (Georgian Academy of Sciences)
Eva Hajicova (Charles University)
Georgi Japaridze (Villanova University)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin)
Igor Melchuk (Montreal University)
Hiroakira Ono (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts)
Carl Vogel (Trinity College Dublin)


T. Khurodze (pro-rector of the Tbilisi State University, Chair)
P. Dekker, I. van Loon, M. Marx, H. Zeevat (University of Amsterdam)
N. Amirezashvili, R. Asatiani, N. Bezhanishvili, G. Chikoidze,
R. Grigolia, M. Ivanishvili, N. Javashvili, L. Lortkipanidze (Georgian
Academy of Sciences)
N. Chanishvili, K. Phkhakadze, Kh. Rukhaia, N. Shengelaia (Tbilisi State


The participant's fee is 200 EURO. This fee is not obligatory for
participants from Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent


By plane to Tbilisi and then by bus (3-4 hours) to Likani; a special bus
trip is planned which will start inTbilisi at Sunday September 23.

A visa can be obtained at the airport. All participants will get a letter
of invitation to facilitate the procedure of getting a visa.


Georgia is an ancient country situated between Black and Kaspian Seas,
Caucasus Mountains and Turkey. This is the country of the Golden Fleece,
myth of Argonauts, Jason and Medea, Promethee, chained to the Caucasus
Mountains. Georgia is famous for its high quality wines, exquisite cuisine
and cordial hospitality.

The Symposium will be hosted by the Tbilisi State University, the chief
centre of education in the country which has several outstanding scholars
in science, art and politics among its graduates.

The Fourth Tbilisi Symposium will be held in Likani, a group of sanatoriums
and hotels situated in the famous mountain resort Borjomi. Borjomi (175 km
west from Tbilisi) is the largest mountain spa in Georgia, whose name is a
synonym for mineral water throughout Georgia. The surrounding countryside
with many good walks in the hills and several attractive parks is a nature
reserve. Borjomi Canyon slopes are covered by mixed forest, variegated in
the autumn; somewhat higher in the Canyon is the ski resort Bakuriani and
at a distance of 150 km the medieval cave-city Vardzia. From the monuments
in Borjomi the most important is one of the residencies of Russian Kings.


Short excursions are planned to the ski resort Bakuriani and cave-city
Vardzia. As one of the options of return to Tbilisi a two-day trip is
planned to the second town of Georgia, Kutaisi, and the mountain resort
Shovi situated on the south slopes of the main Caucasus ridge.


For more information one may also contact:

George Chikoidze
Dept. of Language Modelling
Institute of Control Systems
Georgian Academy of Sciences
34, K. Gamsakhurdia
380060 Tbilisi
phone: +995 32 382136
fax: +995 32 942391

Ingrid van Loon
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
NL-1018 TV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: +31 20 525 6519
fax: +31 20 525 5206


Web sites:

Travel guide: "Georgia; The Bradt Travel Guide" by Tim Burford (published by
Bradt in 1999); ISBN I 898323 98 4
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Message 2: European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI'01) 13-24, 2001 (Helsinki, Finland)

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 15:45:07 +0300 (EEST)
From: Ahti Pietarinen <>
Subject: European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI'01) 13-24, 2001 (Helsinki, Finland)

- If you want to receive detailed information including the ESSLLI 2001
 poster please send us ( your complete address.

 ** Early registration deadline: 30 April 2001 **

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CALL FOR REGISTRATION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 ESSLLI 2001

 University of Helsinki
 August 13-24, 2001

** Early registration deadline: 30 April 2001 **


The 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
(ESSLLI'01) takes place at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland,
during two weeks in August, from August 13 until 24.

The ESSLLI Summer Schools are organised under the auspices of FoLLI
(, the European Association for Logic, Language
and Information.

The main focus of the Summer School is the interface between linguistics,
logic and computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses,
workshops and special events cover a wide variety of topics within six
areas of interest:

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

The number of courses offered is over 50. 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, researchers and IT professionals
interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and
Information. In addition to courses, workshops and evening lectures, there
will be a Student Session and a social program.


The full scientific program can be found at our home page. Evening
Lectures are given by

 * Edward L. Keenan "Spinoza Lecture" (UCLA)
 * Yannis Moschovakis "Vienna Circle Lecture" (UCLA)
 * Keith Devlin (Saint Mary's College, California)
 * Jaakko Hintikka (Boston & Helsinki)
 * Bonnie Webber (Edinburgh)


Please visit our home page for detailed information.


By plane to Helsinki airport and then a 30-minute nonstop coach or taxi
service to the main railway station. From the railway station 5-minute walk
to the university.

A gateway between East and West, the city of Helsinki (population 1M) is
the capital of Finland and one of the nine European Cities of Culture for
the millennium. It is located at the south coast of Finland, within an
easy reach from the main airports worldwide, or inside Europe by car or
regular train services, or using the ferry services operating within the
Baltic region.

The scientific program of ESSLLI'01 will be held in the University Main
Building, located on the University city campus at the centre of Helsinki.
The accommodation will be arranged at the University Summer Hotel close to
the city campus. The accommodation includes sauna and breakfast.


ESSLLI 2001 is now open for registration. The registration fee for
students is EUR 190, for scholars EUR 350, and for industrial affiliates
EUR 600. Please see our home page for the on-line registration form and
detailed instructions.

** Early registration deadline: 30 April 2001 **

All registered participants will get a letter of invitation to facilitate
the procedure of getting a visa.


There will be a limited number of grants available, to partially support
travel, registration and accommodation for ESSLLI'01. Instructions for
grant applications are on our home page.

** Deadline for grant applications: 31 May 2001 **


In the weekend preceding ESSLLI, a "Finnish for Foreigners" language
course is organised, as well as excursions and other social events.
Helsinki Summer School ( will offer
special deals for ESSLLI participants who want to choose some of their
courses and earn credits.


The Association for the Mathematics of Language will stage its annual
meeting (MoL7) in conjunction with ESSLLI, in the weekend preceding
ESSLLI, in August 10-12. The Formal Grammar Conference will be held in
conjunction with the Mathematics of Language Conference. ESSLLI
participants are entitled to reduced registration fees.


 Marcus Kracht	 (Chair) <>
 Jouko V��n�nen	 (Logic)
 Bonnie Webber	 (Language)
 Claude Kirchner	 (Computation)
 Michael Moortgat	 (Logic and Language)
 Steffen H�lldobler (Computation and Logic)
 Claire Gardent	 (Language and Computation)


Please visit ESSLLI'01 Home Page

for updated information concerning the scientific program, registration fees
and procedures, grants, accommodation, satellite events, and other practical
information. For further enquiries concerning ESSLLI'01, please contact the
Organising Committee at <>, or write to

 ESSLLI 2001 Secretariat
 c/o Department of Philosophy
 P.O. Box 24
 00014 Helsinki University

ESSLLI'01 is organised by the Department of Philosophy (coordinator), the
Department of Mathematics, the Department of General Linguistics, and the
Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki.


 Gabriel Sandu	(Chair, Philosophy)
 Jouko V��n�nen	(Mathematics)
 Fred Karlsson	(General Linguistics)
 Ilkka Niiniluoto	(Philosophy)
 Martti Tienari	(Computer Science)
 Ahti Pietarinen	(Philosophy, secretariat) <>
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