[FOM] ESSLLI 2004 final call for proposals

Martin Davis martin at eipye.com
Fri Jul 25 16:41:22 EDT 2003

I've been asked to psot the following information. -Martin

Sixteenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
August 9-21, 2004, Nancy, France

- proposal deadline: Wednesday July 16, 2003 -
NOTE: While the official deadline has passed, proposals that arrive
over the next few days will still be considered.

The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
with workshops cover 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. ESSLLI-2004 is organized under the auspices
of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information
The ESSLLI-2004 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 16th
annual Summer School on a wide range of timely topics that have
demonstrated their relevance in the following fields:
In addition to courses and workshops there will be a Student Session.
A Call for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form
available through <http://www.esslli.org/2004/submission.html>.
All proposals should be submitted no later than Wednesday July 16,
2003. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's
decision no later than Wednesday September 17, 2003. 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-2004, please read the following
information carefully.
ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They
typically consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions
(a two-week course). Each session lasts 90 minutes.
Timetable for Course Proposal Submission:
Jul 16, 2003: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 17, 2003: Notification
Nov 15, 2003: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract,
lecturer(s) information, course description
and prerequisites
Jun 2, 2004: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course
FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really 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 some 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. A workshop has a theme. At most one organizer is paid. The
organizers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
a general introduction in the first session. They are also
responsible for the program of the workshop, i.e., for finding
Each workshop organizer will be responsible for producing a Call for
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 2003. The call must make it
clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community.
It should also note that all workshop contributors must register for
the Summer School.
A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop). Sessions
are normally 90 minutes.
Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions
Jul 16, 2003: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 17, 2003: Notification
Nov 15, 2003: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
(by ESSLLI PC chair)
Dec 1, 2003: Workshop organizers send out (First) Call for Papers
Mar 12, 2004: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
Apr 30, 2004: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
May 14, 2004: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Program
May 31, 2004: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of Workshop
May 31, 2004: Deadline for Final Workshop Program

FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS: The web-based form for submitting course and
workshop proposals is accessible at
<http://www.esslli.org/2004/submission.html>. 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)

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.
The guidelines for funding and reimbursement are as follows. As
pointed out above, as a rule each course/workshop lasts a single week
and is taught/organized by a single lecturer/organizer. For each
course/workshop of one week, one lecturer/organizer will be reimbursed
for his/her travel expenses (economy/APEX only) and his/her
accomodation for the duration of the one week course/workshop (plus
the weekend preceding or following the course, so as to enable the
purchase of reasonably priced plane tickets). Lecturers/organizers of
one week courses/workshops are entitled to attend the entire two-week
summer school without having to pay registration fees; their
accommodation will only be paid for for a single week, though).
In case a course is to be taught by two lecturers, a lump sum is paid
to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The splitting of the sum
is up to the lecturers. In exceptional cases, a course may last two
weeks instead of a single week; for the purpose of reimbursements, a
two week course counts as two one week courses, which means that up to
two lecturers can get their travel expenses refunded (economy/APEX
only), and either two lecturers can each get one week of accommodation
or a single lecturer gets the full two weeks of accommodation
refunded. Two week workshops are not an option.
Please allow us to underline that the organizers highly appreciate it
if, whenever possible, lecturers and workshop organizers find
alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses.
Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School;
however, workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate
to be determined by the Organizing Committee.
Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the
world are welcomed, the Summer School can in general guarantee only to
reimburse travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to
Nancy. Exceptions will be made depending on the financial situation.
Antal van den Bosch
Attn: ESSLLI-2004
ILK / Computational Linguistics
Tilburg University
P.O. Box 90153
NL-5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands
Phone: +31.13.4663117
Email: Antal.vdnBosch at kub.nl
Local co-chair:
Philippe de Groote (Philippe.de.Groote at loria.fr)
Language and Logic:
Tim Fernando (Tim.Fernando at tcd.ie)
Ge'rard Huet (Gerard.Huet at inria.fr)
Logic and Computation:
David Pym (d.j.pym at bath.ac.uk)
Francesca Rossi (frossi at math.unipd.it)
Language and Computation:
Paul Buitelaar (paulb at dfki.de)
Detlef Prescher (prescher at science.uva.nl)
Patrick Blackburn (chair)
Email: Patrick.Blackburn at loria.fr

FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information, visit the ESSLLI
site through <http://www.esslli.org>. For this year's summer school,
please see the web site for ESSLLI-2003 at

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