LINGUIST List 13.2469

Sat Sep 28 2002

Confs: Computational Ling - Bloomington, Indiana, USA

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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 11:32:35 -0500 (EST)
From: NASSLLI'03 Bloomington, Indiana <>

 Second North American Summer School
 Logic, Language and Information
 June 17-21, 2003, Bloomington, Indiana



The main focus of the North American Summer School in Logic, Language
and Information is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation, broadly conceived, and on related fields. The school is
the second NASSLLI, following the successful first school at Stanford
in June, 2002. Our sister school, the European Summer School in Logic,
Language, and Information, has been highly successful, becoming an
important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and
researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic,
Language and Information. We intend for NASSLLI to similarly become
an important setting. The NASSLLI Steering Committee invites proposals
for introductory and advanced courses, and for workshops on a wide
range of topics.

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

A NOTE ON THE DATES OF NASSLLI The Summer School comes at a time of
year when many conferences take place. NASSLLI comes just after the
Federated Computing Research Conference (June 7-14) in San Diego: see and just before the IEEE
Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (June 22 - 25) in Ottawa,

NASSLLI also comes somewhat before the LSA Summer Institute (June
30-August-8 in East Lansing:

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted by email to by October 15, 2002. Proposers should follow the
guidelines below while preparing their submissions; proposals that
deviate might not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Anyone interested in lecturing or
organizing a workshop during NASSLLI'03 should read the following
information carefully.

ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or 2 lecturers. They consist of
five sessions of 90 minutes each.

Timetable for Course Proposal Submission:

 Oct 15, 2002: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Nov 15, 2002: Notification
 Jan 1, 2003: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract,
 lecturer(s) information, course description
 and prerequisites
 Apr 2, 2003: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course

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. Introductory courses should build on some
knowledge of relevant fields; that is, instructors should assume that
students will have some background in logic, language, or computation.

Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of the
course as compared to standard texts in the area (if available).

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.

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 organizer is paid. The
organizers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
a general introduction in the first session. They are also
responsible for the program of the workshop, i.e., for finding

Each workshop organizer will be responsible for producing a Call for
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 2002. 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, 90 minutes

PROPOSALS: Please include the following information:

 * Name (name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer)

 * Address (contact addresses of proposed
	lecturer(s)/organizer; where possible, please include phone
	and fax numbers)

 * Title (title of proposed course/workshop)

 * Type (is this a workshop, an introductory course, or an advanced

 * Description: in at most 300 words, describe the
	proposed contents and substantiate timeliness and relevance to

 * Teaching Experience: in at most 150 words, describe
	your experience as a teacher. When applicable, describe your
	experience teaching the material of your proposed course, and
	also your experience teaching in interdisciplinary settings.
	The committee wants to insure that all courses are
	well-taught, and so anything you can say in this regard will
	be helpful in evaluating your proposal.

 * External funding (will you be able to find external
	funding to help fund your travel and accommodation expenses?
	if so, how?)

 * Further particulars (any further information that is
	required by the above guidelines should be included here)

RELATED EVENTS: NASSLLI'03 will be co-located with TARK'03, the 9th
Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Knowledge and Rationality (see We especially solicit courses on the subjects of
knowledge and rationality. In addition, NASSLLI'03 will be co-located
with MoL'03, the 8th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (see We especially solicit
courses on the subjects of formal and computational syntax, semantics,
pragmatics, and phonology; mathematical properties of linguistic
formalisms; statistical and quantitative models of language, etc.

FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers and workshop organizes should
be aware that all teaching and organizing at the summer schools is
done on a voluntary basis in order to keep the participants fees as
low as possible. Lecturers and organizers are not paid for their
contribution, but are reimbursed for travel and accommodation. Please
note the following: In case a course is to be taught by two lecturers,
a lump sum is paid to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The
splitting of the sum is up to the lecturers. However, please note
that the organizers highly appreciate it if, whenever possible,
lecturers and workshop organizers 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 Organizing 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 North
America to Bloomington. Exceptions will be made depending on the
financial situation.


ESSLLI'02, held in Trento, Italy in August 2002:

ESSLLI'03, to be held in Vienna, Austria in August 2003:

NASSLLI'02, held at Stanford University in June 2002:

NASSLLI'03, to be held at Indiana University in June 2003:


David Beaver
Phokion Kolaitis
Larry Moss
Stuart Shieber
Moshe Vardi

Please send proposals and inquiries to

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