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Wed Jul 22 2015

Calls: Cognitive Sci, Comp Ling, Neuroling, Philosophy of Lang, Semantics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 21-Jul-2015
From: Christopher Potts <>
Subject: North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information 2016
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Full Title: North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information 2016
Short Title: NASSLLI 2016

Date: 08-Jul-2016 - 16-Jul-2016
Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Contact Person: Christopher Potts
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Philosophy of Language; Semantics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

The seventh North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) will be hosted by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick from July 8-16. The summer school is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields such as Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy. It will consist of a series of courses and workshops, among which are five featured courses taught by Johan van Benthem, Maria Bittner, Reinhard Muskens, Uli Sattler, and Brian Skyrms. In addition, there will be intensive training on a small set of foundational topics the weekend prior to the start of courses.

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for courses and workshops that fall into the areas of logic, linguistics, computer science, cognitive science, philosophy and artificial intelligence, and interdisciplinary overlap among them. Examples of possible topics include logics for communication, computational semantics, modal logics, game theory and decision theory, dynamic semantics, machine learning, Bayesian cognitive modeling, probabilistic models of language and communication, and automated theorem proving. By default, courses and workshops meet for 90 minutes on each of five days. Classes may be co-taught by up to two people.

We encourage potential instructors to check out previous programs at:

- University of Maryland, College Park 2014:
- University of Texas, Austin 2012:
- Indiana University 2010:
- UCLA 2004:
- Indiana University 2003:
- Stanford University 2002:

Courses and workshops should aim to be accessible to an interdisciplinary, graduate level audience. Courses may bridge multiple areas, or focus on a single area, in which case instructors should include introductory background, try to avoid specialized notation that cannot be applied more widely, and spend some time discussing how the topic is relevant to other fields. A workshop will be more accessible if its program is bracketed by broader-audience talks that introduce and summarize the week's presentations. Proposals from women and underrepresented ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged.

Submission Details:

Submissions should be submitted using EasyChair: and should indicate

1) Person(s) in charge of the course/workshop and affiliation(s)
2) Type of event (one week course or workshop, 90 min a day)
3) Course/workshop title
4) An outline of the course/workshop up to 500 words
5) Special equipment (if any) needed to teach the course
6) A statement about the instructor's experience in teaching (including in interdisciplinary settings)
7) Anticipated travel costs

Important Dates:

September 30, 2015: Course and workshop proposals are due
October 1, 2015: Review of Course and workshop proposals begins
November 1, 2015: Decision notifications are sent

Financial Details:

Conference fees are waived for all instructors. We will aim to reimburse instructors for reasonable travel expenses. However, we encourage all instructors to fund their own travel if feasible, since this will allow us to use our available funding for student scholarships. While proposals from all over the world are welcomed, NASSLLI can in general expect only to reimburse reasonable travel from destinations within North America to New Brunswick, NJ, although exceptions may be considered, depending on the financial situation. A proposal for a workshop should include a plan to obtain some outside funding for workshop-related expenses, such as speakers and food, as NASSLLI cannot provide funding for these aspects.

Contact Information:

For questions relating to proposals and proposal submission, please email
For questions relating to local organization, please email

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