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%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% 21st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information ESSLLI 2009 Monday, 20 July --- Friday, 31 July 2009 Bordeaux, France %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% CALL FOR COURSE and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS -------------------------------------- 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 computation. ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within the three 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. The ESSLLI 2009 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational, introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 21st annual Summer School in the broad interdisciplinary area connecting logic, linguistics, computer science and the cognitive sciences. The Summer School program is organized around the components. - Language and Computation - Language and Logic - Logic and Computation We also welcome proposals that do not exactly fit one of these there categories. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form available at http://www.folli.org/submission.php All proposals should be submitted no later than ******* Monday, September 1, 2008 ******* Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision no later than Wednesday October 15, 2008. Proposers should follow the guidelines below while preparing their submissions; proposals that deviate can not be considered. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Anyone interested in lecturing or organizing a workshop during ESSLLI-2009, please read the following information carefully. ALL COURSES: Courses consists of five sessions (a one-week course), each session lasting 90 minutes. 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 of ESSLLI, and a more advanced course during the second). The ESSLLI program committee has the right to select only one of the two proposed courses. Timetable for Course Proposal Submission: Sept 1, 2008: Proposal Submission Deadline Oct 15, 2008: Notification June 1, 2009: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material (by ESSLLI Local Organizers) FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are strictly elementary courses not assuming any background knowledge. They are intended for people 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 competences of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary research community. Foundational courses may presuppose some experience with scientific methods in general, so as to be able to concentrate on the issues that are germane to the area of the course. INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the activities of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students and young researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic methods and techniques. Introductory courses in, for instance, Language and Computation, 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 PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses should specify the prerequisites in detail. WORKSHOPS: 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. It is a strict requirement that organizers give a general introduction to the theme during the first session of the workshop. They are also responsible for the organization and program of the workshop including inviting the submission of papers, reviewing, expenses of invited speakers, etc. In particular, each workshop organizer will be responsible for sending out a Call for Papers for the workshop by November 17, 2008. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI community. It should also note that all workshop contributors must register for the Summer School. Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions Sept 1, 2008: Proposal Submission Deadline Oct 15, 2008: Notification Nov 10, 2008: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers (by ESSLLI PC chair) Nov 17, 2008: Workshop organizers send out (First) Call for Papers Jan 7, 2008: Workshop organizers send out Second Call for Papers Feb 2, 2008: Workshop organizers send out Third Call for Papers Feb 15, 2009: Deadline for Papers Apr 15, 2009: Notification of Workshop Contributors June 1, 2009: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of Workshop Proceedings (by ESSLLI Local Organizers) Notice that 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: The web-based form for submitting course and workshop proposals is accessible at http://www.folli.org/submission.php. You will be required to submit the following information: * Name (name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer) * Address (contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organizer; where possible, please include phone and fax numbers) * Title (title of proposed course/workshop) * Type (is this a workshop, a foundational course, an introductory course, or an advanced course?) * Section (does your proposal fit in Language & Computation, Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only one) * Description (in at most 150 words, describe the proposed contents and substantiate timeliness and relevance to ESSLLI) * External funding (will you be able to find external funding to help fund your travel and accommodation expenses? if so, how?) * Further particulars (any further information that is required by the above guidelines should be included here; in particular, indicate here your teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field as the one addressed by ESSLLI.) 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 (up to a fixed, maximum amount that will be notified to lecturers when courses are accepted). It should be stressed that while proposals from all over the world are welcomed, the Summer School cannot guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs, specially from destinations outside Europe. Please note the following: In case a course is to be taught by multiple lecturers, a lump sum is reimbursed to cover travel and accommodation expenses for one lecturer. The splitting of the sum is up to the lecturers. The local organizers highly appreciate it if, whenever possible, lecturers and workshop organizers find alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses, and such issues might be taken into account when selecting courses. PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Chair: Uwe Moennich (SfS, Tuebingen) Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft Universitat Tuebingen Arbeitsbereich Theoretische Computerlinguistik Wilhelmstrasse 19 D-72074 Tübingen, Germany phone : +49-7071-29-74035 e-mail : [EMAIL PROTECTED] www : http://tcl.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~um/ Local co-chair: Richard Moot (LaBRI, Bordeaux) Area Specialists: Marco Baroni and Claire Gardent (Language and Computation) Paul Egre and Kjell Johan Saeboe (Language and Logic) Alex Rabinovich and Ulrike Sattler (Logic and Computation) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Christian Retore FURTHER INFORMATION: The website for ESSLLI 2009 will become operational in the second half of 2008. For this year's summer school, please see the web site at http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/.