[FOM] ESSLLI 2008 (from Rineke Verbrugge)

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Tue Jun 5 11:51:49 EDT 2007

   20th European Summer School in Logic, Language and 
                                 ESSLLI 2008
             Monday, 4 August - Friday, 15 August 2008
             Hamburg, Germany



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

The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between 
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 
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 
Language and Information.

The ESSLLI 2008 Program Committee invites proposals for
foundational, introductory, and advanced courses, and for 
for the 20th annual Summer School on a wide range of 
timely topics
that have demonstrated their relevance in the following 

    - Logic and Language
    - Logic and Computation
    - Language and Computation

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 July 2, 2007. *******

Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's 
decision no
later than Monday September 10, 2007.  Proposers should 
follow the
guidelines below while preparing their submissions; 
proposals that
deviate can not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Anyone interested in lecturing 
organizing a workshop during ESSLLI-2006, please read the 
information carefully.

ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. 
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 Submissions:

    July 2, 2007: Proposal Submission Deadline
    Sep 10, 2007: Notification
    June 2, 2008: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready 
                  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 
Foundational courses may presuppose some experience with 
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 
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 
Language and Computation, can build on some knowledge of 
the component
fields; e.g., an introductory course in computational 
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 
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 
organizers should be specialists in the theme of the 
workshop. It is a
strict requirement that organizers give a general 
introduction to the
them during the first session of the workshop.  They are 
responsible for the organization and program of the 
including inviting the submission of papers, reviewing, 
expenses of
invited speakers, etc. In particular, each workshop 
organizer will be
responsible for producing a Call for Papers for the 
workshop by
November 11, 2007.  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 

Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions:

    July 2, 2007: Proposal Submission Deadline
    Sep 10, 2007: Notification
    Nov 11, 2007: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
                  (by ESSLLI PC chair)
    Nov 18, 2007: Workshop organizers send out (First) 
Call for Papers
    Mar 17, 2008: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
    Apr 28, 2008: Notification of Workshop Contributors 
    June 2, 2008: 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 
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 
      where possible, please include phone and fax 

    * Title (title of proposed course/workshop)

    * Type (is this a workshop, a foundational course, an 
      course, or an advanced course?)

    * Section (does your proposal fit in Language & 
      Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only 

    * 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 
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 
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 

Please note the following: In case a course is to be 
taught by two
lecturers, a lump sum is reimbursed to cover travel and 
expenses for one lecturer. The splitting of the sum is up 
to the

The local organizers highly appreciate it if, whenever 
lecturers and workshop organizers find alternative funding 
to cover
travel and accommodation expenses, and such issues might 
be taken
into account when selecting courses.


        Rineke Verbrugge
        Institute of Artificial Intelligence
        University of Groningen
     Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
     9712 TS Groningen
     The Netherlands
     phone +31 (0)50 571 81 41
       e-mail : rineke (at) ai.rug.nl
        www    : http://www.ai.rug.nl/~rineke

Local co-chair:
        Benedikt Löwe

Area Specialists:
        Petra Hendriks and Philippe Schlenker (Logic and 
        Michael Kaminski and Enrico Franconi (Logic and 
        Khalil Sima'an and Massimo Poesio (Language and 

       Walter von Hahn and Cristina Vertan

FURTHER INFORMATION: The website for ESSLLI 2008 will 
become operational in the second half of 2007.  For this 
year's summer school, please see the web site at 
http://www.cs.tcd.ie/esslli2007/ .

With best regards,
Rineke Verbrugge

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