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LINGUIST List 24.1952

Tue May 07 2013

Summer Schools: International Summer School on Agent-based Computational Models of Creativity/ Cortona, Italy

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 03-May-2013
From: Freek Van de Velde <freek.vandeveldearts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: International Summer School on Agent-based Computational Models of Creativity/ Cortona, Italy
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Music and the Origins of Language: International Summer School on Agent-based Computational Models of Creativity

Host Institution: Scuola Normale Superiore
Coordinating Institution: The Evolutionary Linguistics Association (ELA)
Website: http://ai.vub.ac.be/events/cortona-2013/

Dates: 15-Sep-2013 - 20-Sep-2013
Location: Cortona, Italy

Focus: This summer school centers on agent-based models of creativity,
focusing on the domains of language and music.
Minimum Education Level: MA


Special Qualifications:
The school is open to all researchers with sufficient scientific and technical
background to actively participate in the lectures and ateliers. The number
of possible participants is limited and we therefore use a strict selection procedure.


Description:
The summer school has a wide-ranging program of background lectures
introducing concepts from biology, anthropology, psychology, music theory and
linguistics that are helpful to understand the nature of creativity, the role
and intimate relations between language and music, and the mechanisms
underlying cultural evolution. It further contains technical lectures on the
fundamental computational components required for language processing as well
as technical ateliers to learn how to set up evolutionary linguistics
experiments. Participants have the opportunity to present their latest
research in a poster session. Embedded in the school is an ERC workshop of the
Flow Machines project on musical style and composition. The school also
features artistic ateliers in which participants create new creative works and
engage in performance.


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
General Linguistics

Tuition: 920.00 EUR

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 15-May-2013
The Summer School has a limited number of stipends available for participants.

Financial Aid Instructions:
The stipend includes registration, accommodation and meals, and a contribution
to travel costs. Participants who wish to apply for a stipend must have a degree in
artificial intelligence, computer science or an acceptable equivalent. Applicants
who have demonstrable experience in (computational) linguistics and/or music will be
prioritized.

The deadline of application is Wednesday 15 May 2013 – 23h59 CET.

Notification of acceptance is sent before 1st of June. Preference is given to early applicants.


Registration: 03-May-2013 to 15-May-2013

Contact Person: Ellen Geerts
Phone: +32 3 629 37 00
Email: elgeertsai.vub.ac.be

Apply by Email: cortona2013ai.vub.ac.be
Apply on the web: http://ai.vub.ac.be/events/cortona-2013/registration/

Registration Instructions:
Send an email with the following information to the application email address:

- Name, current affiliation and contact details
- A short CV (including a recent photo)
- Additional background
- Your programming experience
- Which music instruments you play (if any)
- Which training your received in linguistics or natural language processing
(if any)
- Which languages you speak
- Three of your publications most relevant for the Summer School
- For pre-docs: a recommendation letter
- Abstract for a poster (optional)
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