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Mon Mar 17 2014

FYI: ESSLLI 2015 - Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 17-Mar-2014
From: Aurelie Herbelot <>
Subject: ESSLLI 2015 - Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
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Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
ESSLLI 2015 - 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
August 3-14, 2015

Important Dates:
1 June 2014: Proposal submission deadline
23 September 2014: Notification
June 2015: Course material due

Topics and Format:
Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI'2015 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing 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.

- Foundational 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 disciplines.

- 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
Workshops focus on specialized topics, usually of current interest. Workshops organizers are responsible for soliciting papers and selecting the workshop programme. They are also responsible for
publishing proceedings if they decide to have proceedings.

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

b. General proposal information: Title, category

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

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

Programme Committee:
Chair: Achim Jung (Birmingham)

Language and Computation:
- Aurelie Herbelot (Cambridge)
- Stefan Müller (Berlin)

Language and Logic:
- Edgar Onea (Göttingen)
- Galit Weidman-Sassoon (Bar-Ilan)

Logic and Computation:
- Hubie Chen (Donostia-San Sebastián)
- Stephan Kreutzer (Berlin)

Please send any queries you may have to

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

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