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LINGUIST List 23.2321

Tue May 15 2012

FYI: ESSLLI 2013 Call for Courses & Workshop Proposals

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Date: 15-May-2012
From: Johan Bos <johan.bosrug.nl>
Subject: ESSLLI 2013 Call for Courses & Workshop Proposals
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25th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
August 5-16, 2013
Duesseldorf, Germany

The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
(ESSLLI) has been organized by the Association for Logic, Language
and Information (FoLLI) in different sites around Europe since 1989.
The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic
and computation.

Important Dates

15 June 2012: Proposal submission deadline
15 September 2012: Notification
1 June 2013: Course material due

Topics and Format

Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI'2013 are invited in all
areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing and Information Sciences.
Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions,
offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-
week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent
one-week courses, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an
advanced one. In such cases the ESSLLI programme committee
reserves the right to accept just one of the two proposals.

All instructional and organizational work at ESSLLI is performed
completely on a voluntary basis, so as to keep participation fees to a
minimum. However, organizers and instructors have their registration
fees waved, and are reimbursed for travel and accommodation
expenses up to a level to be determined and communicated with the
proposal notification. ESSLLI can only guarantee reimbursement for at
most one course/workshop organizer, and can not guarantee full
reimbursement of travel costs for lecturers or organizers from outside
of Europe. The ESSLLI organizers would appreciate any help in
controlling the School's expenses by seeking complete coverage of
travel and accommodation expenses from other sources.


Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

Fundamental Courses

Such courses are designed to present the basics of a research area, to
people with no prior knowledge in that area. They should be of
elementary level, without prerequisites in the course's topic, though
possibly assuming a level of general scientific maturity in the relevant
discipline. They should enable researchers from related disciplines to
develop a level of comfort with the fundamental concepts and
techniques of the course's topic, thereby contributing to the
interdisciplinary nature of our research community.

Introductory Courses

Introductory courses are central to ESSLLI's mission. They are
intended to introduce a research field to students, young researchers,
and other non-specialists, and to foster a sound understanding of its
basic methods and techniques. Such courses should enable
researchers from related disciplines to develop some comfort and
competence in the topic considered. Introductory courses in a cross-
disciplinary area may presuppose general knowledge of the related

Advanced Courses

Advanced courses are targeted primarily to graduate students who
wish to acquire a level of comfort and understanding in the current
research of a field.


Workshops focus on specialised, usually topics of current
interest. Workshops organisers are responsible for solliciting papers
and selecting the workshop programme.

Proposal Guidelines

Course and workshop proposals should follow closely the following
guidelines to ensure full consideration.

Each course may have no more than two instructors, and each
workshop no more than two organizers. All instructors and organizers
must possess a PhD or equivalent degree by the submission deadline.

Course proposals should mention explicitly the intended course
category. Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the
intended level, for example as it relates to standard textbooks and
monographs in the area. Proposals for advanced courses should
specify the prerequisites in detail.

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via:


and include all of the following:

- Personal information for each proposer:
Name, affiliation, contact address, email, fax, homepage (optional)

- General proposal information: Title, category

- Contents information
* Abstract of up to 150 words
* Motivation and description (up to two pages)
* Tentative outline
* Expected level and pre-requisites
* Appropriate references (e.g. textbooks, monographs, proceedings,

- Practical information:
* Relevant preceding meetings and events, if applicable
* Potential external funding for participants

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

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