[FOM] E.W. Beth Prize: 2016 call for nominations

Ruy de Queiroz ruy at cin.ufpe.br
Mon Feb 22 12:55:03 EST 2016

E.W. Beth Prize: 2016 call for nominations

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information)
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 2015.

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, 2015 and
December 31st, 2015. 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, 2013 and December 31st,
2014). 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).

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 awarded.
   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. degree.

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 Bolzano-Bozen.

Queries: Ian Pratt-Hartmann (ipratt at cs.man.ac.uk)

Important dates

Deadline for Submissions: May 9th, 2016.
Notification of Decision: July 18th, 2016.
ESSLLI summer school: August 15th — 26th, 2016


Johan Bos (Groningen)
Julian Bradfield (Edinburgh)
Wojciech Buszkowski (Poznan)
Michael Kaminski (Technion, Haifa)
Marco Kuhlmann (Linkoping)
Sanjian Li (Sydney)
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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