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FYI: ESSLLI 2011: Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

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Message 1: ESSLLI 2011: Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
Date: 05-May-2010
From: Louise McNally <louise.mcnallyupf.edu>
Subject: ESSLLI 2011: Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
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Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

The ESSLLI 2011 Program Committee invites proposals for
foundational, introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops
for the 23rd annual Summer School on important topics of active
research in the broad interdisciplinary area connecting logic, linguistics,
computer science and the cognitive sciences.

All proposals should be submitted, using a prescribed form that will be
available soon on the ESSLLI 2011 website, no later than June 14,
2010.

Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision by
September 15, 2010.

Guidelines for Submission:

Proposers of courses and workshops should follow the guidelines
below while preparing their submissions; proposals that do not conform
with these guidelines may not be considered.

Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers, and workshops are
organized by 1 or max. 2 organizers. Lecturers and organizers must
have obtained a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree at the time of the
submission deadline. Courses and workshops run over one week
(Monday-Friday) and consist of five 90-minute sessions. Lecturers who
want to offer a long, two-week course should submit two independent
one-week courses (for example, an introductory course in the first
week and an advanced course in the second). The ESSLLI program
committee has the right to select only one of the two proposed courses.

Foundational Courses:

These are strictly elementary courses not assuming any background
knowledge. They are intended for people who wish 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
competencies of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the
development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.
Foundational courses should have no special prerequisites, but may
presuppose some experience with scientific methods and general
appreciation of the field of the course.

Introductory Courses:

Introductory courses are central to the activities of the Summer School.
They are intended to provide an introduction to the (interdisciplinary)
field for students, young researchers, and other non-specialists, and to
equip them with a good understanding of the field's basic methods and
techniques. Such courses should enable experienced researchers from
other fields to acquire the key competencies of neighboring disciplines,
thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary research
community. Introductory courses in a topic at the interface of two fields
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
Master's or Ph.D. students. Proposals for advanced courses should
specify the prerequisites in detail.

Timetable for Course Proposal Submission:

Jun 14, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 15, 2010: Notification Deadline
Jun 1, 2011: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material by
the ESSLLI 2011 Local organizers

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.
Workshops should have a well-defined theme, and workshop
organizers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop. The
proposals for workshops should justify the choice of topic, give an
estimate of the number of attendants and expected submissions, and
provide a list of at least 15 potential submitters working in the field of
the workshop. The organizers are required to give a general
introduction to the theme during the first session of the workshop. They
are also responsible for various organizational matters, including
soliciting submissions, reviewing, drawing up the program, taking care
of expenses of invited speakers, etc. In particular, each workshop
organizer will be responsible for sending out a Call for Papers for the
workshop and to organize the selection of the submissions by the
deadlines specified below. The call for workshop submissions must
make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI
community and should indicate that all workshop contributors must
register for the Summer School.

Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions:
Jun 14, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 15, 2010: Notification Deadline
Oct 15, 2010: Deadline for submission of the Calls for Papers to
ESSLLI 2011 PC chair
Nov 1, 2010: Workshop organizers send out First Call for Papers
Dec 15, 2010: Workshop organizers send out Second Call for Papers
Jan 15, 2011: Workshop organizers send out Third Call for Papers
Feb 15, 2011: Deadline for submissions to the workshops
Apr 15, 2011: Suggested deadline for notification of workshop
contributors
Jun 1, 2011: Deadline for submission of camera-ready copy of
workshop proceedings to the ESSLLI 2011 Local Organizers.

Workshop speakers will be required to register for the Summer School;
however, they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be
determined by the Local Organizers.

Format for Proposals:

A form for submitting course and workshop proposals will be available
soon on the ESSLLI 2011 web site: http://esslli2011.ijs.si/.

The proposers are required to submit the following information:
- Contact address and fax number
- Name, email, affiliation, homepage of each lecturer/workshop
organizer (at most two per course or workshop)
- Title of proposed course/workshop
- Abstract (abstract of the proposal, max 150 words)
- Type (workshop, foundational, introductory, or advanced course)
- Areas (one or more of: Computation, Language, Logic, or Other)
- Description (describe the proposed contents of the course and
substantiate timeliness and relevance to ESSLLI in at most one A4
page)
- Tentative outline of the course/expected participation in the workshop
- External funding (whether the proposers will be able to obtain
external funding for travel and accommodation expenses)
- Further particulars (e.g., course prerequisites, previous teaching
experiences, etc.)

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 expenses (up to
fixed maximum amounts, which will be communicated to the lecturers
upon notification). Lecturers and workshop organizers will have their
registration fee waived. In case a course or workshop is to be
taught/organized by two people, a lump sum will be reimbursed to
cover travel and accommodation expenses for one of them; the
splitting of the sum is up to the lecturers/organizers. It should be
stressed that while proposals from all over the world are welcomed, the
School cannot guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs, especially
from destinations outside Europe.

The local organizers would highly appreciate it if, whenever possible,
lecturers and workshop organizers find alternative funding to cover
travel and accommodation expenses, as that would help us keep the
cost of attending ESSLLI 2011 lower.

ESSLLI 2011 Program Committee:

Chair: Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo)
Local Co-chair: Andrej Bauer (University of Ljubljana)

Area specialists:
Language and Computation:
Markus Egg (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)
Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Language and Logic:
Hans-Christian Schmitz (Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin)
Louise McNally (UPF, Barcelona)
Logic and Computation:
Ralph Matthes (IRIT, CNRS and University of Toulouse)
Eric Pacuit (Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg)

ESSLLI 2011 Organizing Committee:
Chair: Darja Fiser (University of Ljubljana)

ESSLLI 2011 http://esslli2011.ijs.si/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics

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