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Tue Jul 05 2011

FYI: ESSLLI 2012 Call for Courses & Workshop Proposals

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        1.     Andreas Herzig , ESSLLI 2012 Call for Courses & Workshop Proposals

Message 1: ESSLLI 2012 Call for Courses & Workshop Proposals
Date: 05-Jul-2011
From: Andreas Herzig <herzigirit.fr>
Subject: ESSLLI 2012 Call for Courses & Workshop Proposals
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24th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
August 6-17, 2012
Opole, Poland

The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is
organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information
(FoLLI, http://www.folli.org/) in different sites around Europe. The main
focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic and computer
science. ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as
well as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within or around the
three main 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.

For more information, visit the FoLLI website, as well as the ESSLLI 2011
website: http://esslli2011.ijs.si/.

Call for Course and Workshop Proposals:

The ESSLLI 2012 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 24th 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 via the EasyChair system, using a
prescribed form that is available on the ESSLLI 2012 website, no later than:

June 19, 2011

To ensure an interesting interdisciplinary balance including an attractive
language focus the deadline for proposals dealing with linguistic issues is
extended until July 8.

Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision by
September 15, 2011.

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

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 advance 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 Masters or
Ph.D. students. Proposals for advanced courses should specify the
prerequisites in detail.

Timetable for Course Proposal Submission:

Jun 19, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 15, 2011: Notification Deadline
Jun 1, 2012: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material by the
ESSLLI 2012 local organizers


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 19, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 15, 2011: Notification Deadline
Oct 15, 2011: Deadline for submission of the Calls for Papers to ESSLLI
2012 PC chair
Nov 1, 2011: Workshop organizers send out First Call for Papers
Dec 15, 2011: Workshop organizers send out Second Call for Papers
Jan 15, 2012: Workshop organizers send out Third Call for Papers
Feb 15, 2012: Deadline for submissions to the workshops
Apr 15, 2012: Suggested deadline for notification of workshop contributors
Jun 1, 2012: Deadline for submission of camera-ready copy of workshop
proceedings to the ESSLLI 2012 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:

Forms for submitting course and workshop proposals are available on the
ESSLLI 2012 website.

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 welcome, the
School cannot guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs, especially if
lecturers or organizers have to come from outside of 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 2012 lower.

ESSLLI 2012 Program Committee:

Chair: Andreas Herzig (Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse
and CNRS)
Local Co-chair: Anna Pietryga (Opole)

Area specialists:

Language and Computation:

Miriam Butt (Sprachwissenschaft, University of Konstanz)
Gosse Bouma (Groningen University)

Language and Logic:

Regine Eckardt (Language and Literature, University of Göttingen)
Rick Nouwen (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University)

Logic and Computation:

Natasha Alechina (CS, University of Nottingham)
Andreas Weiermann (Mathematics and Computation, Ghent University)

ESSLLI 2012 Organizing Committee:

Chair: Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska and Janusz Czelakowski (University of

ESSLLI 2012 website: http://www.esslli2012.pl

EasyChair submission page:


Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Semantics

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