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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2013 E W Beth Dissertation Prize


Since
2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information,
http://institucional.us.es/folliweb/) awards 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 in the year 2012. 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 Prize.

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, 2012 and December
31st, 2012. There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidate
or the university where the Ph.D. was granted. After a careful
consideration, FoLLI has decided to accept only dissertations written in
English. Dissertations produced in 2012 but not written in English or
not translated will be allowed for submission, after translation, also
with the call next year (for dissertations defended in 2013). The
present call for nominations for the E.W. Beth Disertation Award 2013
will also accept nominations of full English translations of theses
originally written in another language than English and defended in 2011
or 2012.

Prize.

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 required:

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 buszko@amu.edu.pl

Hard copy submissions are not admitted.
In case of any problems with the email submission or a lack of
notification within three working days, nominators should write to
buszko@amu.edu.pl

Important dates:

Deadline for Submissions: May 12,
2013.
Notification of Decision: July 14, 2013.

Committee :

Chris
Barker (New York)

Wojciech Buszkowski (chair) (Poznan)

Michael
Kaminski (Haifa)

Dale Miller (Palaiseau)

Larry Moss (Bloomington)

Ian
Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)

Ruy de Queiroz (Recife)

Giovanni Sambin
(Padua)

Rob van der Sandt (Nijmegen)

Rineke Verbrugge
(Groningen)

Heinrich Wansing (Bochum)