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Message 1: ESSLLI 05, Edinburgh, Call for Proposals

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 13:42:12 +0200
From: Paul Dekker <P.J.E.Dekkeruva.nl>
Subject: ESSLLI 05, Edinburgh, Call for Proposals


Seventeenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

 ESSLLI-2005

 August 8--19, 2005, Edinburgh, U.K.



 CALL FOR COURSE and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS


The Seventeenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and
Information will be held at Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
The Summer Schools focus on the interface between linguistics, logic
and computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses
together with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the
three areas of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic,
and Logic and Computation.

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to
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-2005 is organized under the auspices
of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information
(FoLLI).

The ESSLLI-2005 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 17th
Annual Summer School on a wide range of timely topics that have
demonstrated their relevance in the following fields:

 - LANGUAGE & COMPUTATION
 - LANGUAGE & LOGIC
 - LOGIC & COMPUTATION

Besides courses and workshops the Student Session will be held again.
Contributions for the Student Session will be solicited in a separate
call.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form
available at http://www.esslli.org/2005/submission.html .

All proposals should be submitted no later than Thursday July 15,
2004. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's
decision no later than Wednesday September 15, 2004. Proposers should
follow the guidelines below while preparing their submissions;
proposals that deviate can not be considered.


ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or maximally 2 lecturers. They
typically consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions
(a two-week course). Each session lasts 90 minutes. Courses are
given on three levels.

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming
any background knowledge. They are intended for people to get
acquainted with the problems and techniques of areas new to them.
Ideally, they should allow researchers from other fields to acquire
the key competences of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the
development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.
Foundational courses 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.

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 in, for instance,
Language and Computation, can build on some knowledge of the component
fields; e.g., an introductory course in computational linguistics
should address an audience which is familiar with the basics of
linguistics and 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.

TIMETABLE for the Submission of Course Proposals

 Jul 15, 2004: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 2004: Notification
 Nov 15, 2004: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract,
 lecturer(s) information, course description
 and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2005: 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 centers around a specific theme and the organizers
should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give a general
introduction in the first session. A workshop consists of five
sessions (a one-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 minutes.

Workshop organizers are responsible for the program of the workshop,
i.e., for finding speakers. Each organizer will be responsible for
producing a Call for Papers for the workshop by November 15, 2004.
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.

TIMETABLE for the Submission of Workshop Proposals:

 Jul 15, 2004: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 2004: Notification
 Nov 15, 2004: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
 (by ESSLLI PC chair)
 Dec 1, 2004: Workshop organizers send out (First) Call for Papers
 Mar 15, 2005: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
 May 1, 2005: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
 May 15, 2005: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Program
 Jun 1, 2005: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of Workshop
 notes
 Jun 1, 2005: Deadline for Final Workshop Program


FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS: Course and workshop proposals can be submitted
at http://www.esslli.org/2005/submission.html . You will be required
to submit 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, a foundational course, an introductory
 course, or an advanced course?)

 * Section (does your proposal fit in Language & Computation,
 Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only one)

 * Description (in at most 150 words, describe the proposed contents
 and substantiate timeliness and relevance to ESSLLI)

 * 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)


FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers and workshop organizers
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.

The guidelines for funding and reimbursement are as follows. For each
workshop and for each one week course, one lecturer/organizer will be
reimbursed for his/her travel expenses (economy/APEX only) and his/her
accomodation for the duration of the one week course/workshop (plus
the weekend preceding or following the course, so as to enable the
purchase of reasonably priced plane tickets). Lecturers/organizers of
one week courses/workshops are entitled to attend the entire two-week
summer school without having to pay registration fees; their
accommodation will only be paid for for a single week, though.

In case a course is 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. In exceptional cases, a course may last two
weeks instead of a single week; for the purpose of reimbursements, a
two week course counts as two one week courses, which means that up to
two lecturers can get their travel expenses refunded (economy/APEX
only), and either two lecturers can each get one week of accommodation
or a single lecturer gets the full two weeks of accommodation
refunded. Two week workshops are not an option.

Please allow us to underline 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 Europe to
Edinburgh. Exceptions will be made depending on the financial
situation.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Chair:
 Paul Dekker
 Attn: ESSLLI-2005
 Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
 University of Amsterdam
 Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
 NL-1012 CP, Amsterdam
 The Netherlands
 Phone: +31 (0)20 5254541
 Email: P.J.E.Dekkeruva.nl

Local co-chair:
 Joe Wells (jbwmacs.hw.ac.uk)

Language and Logic:
 Josef Van Genabith (josefcomputing.dcu.ie)
 Christian Retor´┐Ż (retorelabri.fr)

Logic and Computation:
 Diego Calvanese (calvaneseinf.unibz.it)
 Wiebe van der Hoek (WiebevanderHoekcsc.liv.ac.uk)

Language and Computation:
 Giorgio Satta (sattadei.unipd.it)
 Bonnie Webber (bonnieinf.ed.ac.uk)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
 Fairouz Kamareddine (chair, fairouzmacs.hw.ac.uk)


FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information, visit the ESSLLI
site through http://www.esslli.org . For this year's summer school,
please see the website for ESSLLI-2004 at http://esslli2004.loria.fr/


Paul Dekker -- ILLC/Department of Philosophy -- University of
Amsterdam -- Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15 -- NL-1012 CP Amsterdam -- The
Netherlands -- tel: +31 20 5254541 / fax: +31 20 5254503 -- email:
p.j.e.dekkeruva.nl

http://remote.science.uva.nl/~pdekker/
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