[FOM] E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2015 call for nominations

Ruy de Queiroz ruy at cin.ufpe.br
Tue Feb 3 11:40:12 EST 2015

E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2015 call for nominations

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information,
http://www.folli.info) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to
outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and
Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which resulted
in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2014. The dissertations will be judged on
technical depth and strength, originality, and impact made in at least two
of three fields of Logic, Language, and Computation. Interdisciplinarity is
an important feature of the theses competing for the E.W. Beth Dissertation

Who qualifies.

Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in
the areas of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st, 2014 and
December 31st, 2014. Theses must be written in English; however, the
Committee accepts submissions of English translations of theses originally
written in other languages, and for which a PhD was awarded in the
preceding two years (i.e. between January 1st, 2012 and December 31st,
2013). There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or on
the university where the Ph.D. was granted.


The prize consists of:

-a certificate

-a donation of 2500 euros provided by the E.W. Beth Foundation

-an invitation to submit the thesis (or a revised version of it) to the
FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer). For
further information on this series see the FoLLI site.

How to submit.

Only electronic submissions are accepted. The following documents are

1. The thesis in pdf format (ps/doc/rtf not accepted).

2. A ten-page abstract of the dissertation in pdf format.

3. A letter of nomination from the thesis supervisor. Self-nominations are
not admitted: each nomination must be sponsored by the thesis supervisor.
The letter of nomination should concisely describe the scope and
significance of the dissertation and state when the degree was officially

4. Two additional letters of support, including at least one letter from a
referee not affiliated with the academic institution that awarded the Ph.D.

All documents must be submitted electronically (preferably as a zip file)
to Ian Pratt-Hartmann (ipratt at cs.man.ac.uk). Hard copy submissions are not
allowed. In case of any problems with the email submission or a lack of
notification within three working days, nominators should write to Ian

The prize will be awarded at the ESSLLI summer school in Barcelona.

Important dates:

Deadline for Submissions: April 27th, 2015.
Notification of Decision: July 6th, 2015.
ESSLLI summer school: August 3rd -- 14th, 2015

Committee :

Raffaella Bernardi (Trento)
Johan Bos (Groningen)
Julian Bradfield (Edinburgh)
Wojciech Buszkowski (Poznan)
Michael Kaminski (Technion, Haifa)
Marco Kuhlmann (Linkoping)
Larry Moss (Bloomington)
Valeria de Paiva (Nuance Communications)
Ian Pratt-Hartmann (chair) (Manchester)
Ruy de Queiroz (Recife)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary, London)
Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
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