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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: NASSLLI 2010: North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information 2010
Bloomington IN, U.S.A.
21-25 June 2010

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2009

Proposals are invited that present interdisciplinary work between the
areas of logic, linguistics, computer science, cognitive science,
philosophy and artificial intelligence, though work in just one area
is within the scope of the summer school if it can be applied in other
fields. Examples of possible topics (adapting from previous NASSLLI
courses) would include e.g. logics for communication, computational
semantics, game theory (for logic, language and/or computation),
dynamic semantics, modal logics, linear logic, machine learning
techniques, statistical language models, and automated theorem
proving. We encourage potential course or workshop contributors to
check out previous programs at:

Courses and workshops should aim to be accessible to an
interdisciplinary, graduate level audience. Courses may certainly
focus on a single area, but lecturers should then include introductory
background, try to avoid specialized notation that cannot be applied
more widely, and spend time on the question of how the topic is
relevant to other fields. A workshop can be more accessible if its
program is bracketed by broader-audience talks that introduce and
summarize the week's presentations.

Associated Workshops/Conferences:

In addition to courses and workshops taking place during the main
NASSLLI five day session, Indiana University welcomes proposals for
1-3 day workshops or conferences hosted on campus immediately before
or after the summer school, thus on the weekends of June 18-20 and
June 27-29 2010. Previous such associated meetings have included a
Mathematics of Language conference and Theoretical Aspects of
Reasoning About Knowledge (TARK).

Submission Details:

Submissions should be by email, and should indicate:

-Person(s) and affiliation
-Type of event (one week course or workshop, 2 hours a day)
-An outline of the course up to 500 words
-An indication of whether special equipment is needed to teach that
course (beamer, computer, etc)
-A statement about the instructor's experience in teaching in
interdisciplinary settings
-Expected costs (whether you want to be paid hotel and/or travel, and
descriptions of funding in hand or for which you will apply)

Financial Details:

A course may be taught by one or two persons. Conference fees are
waived for all instructors. However, we are only able to pay for the
full travel and expenses of one instructor per course. If two persons
are lecturing, they may share a lump sum paid for both. We must also
stress that while proposals from all over the world are welcomed, the
Summer School can in general guarantee only toreimburse travel costs
for travel from destinations within North America to Bloomington,
although exceptions can be made depending on the financial situation.
Furthermore, we encourage all lecturers to fund their own travel if
this is feasible, since this will allow us to use our available
funding for student scholarships.

Workshops are more complicated financially than courses, and a
proposal for a workshop should include a plan to obtain some outside
funding for the speakers.

Notifications of Interest:

To give us an idea about the number of submissions, we would like you
to email us, ideally within two weeks, in case you are interested in
submitting a proposal. This will not commit you to actually submit one
(and not emailing in advance does not preclude you from submitting a
full proposal).


Jun 18, 2009: unofficial notifications of intention to submit;
Sep 15, 2009: deadline for submissions;
Nov 1, 2009: course/workshop proposers notified of p.c. decisions;
Nov 15, 2009: official announcement of program;
May 15, 2009: material for courses available for printing;
Jun 21, 2010: Start of NASSLLI 2010 courses.

Program Committee:

David Beaver (committee chair), UT Austin
Thony Gillies, Rutgers University
John Horty, University of Maryland
Sandra Kuebler, Indiana University
Eric Pacuit, Stanford University
Chris Potts, Stanford University
Dan Roth, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
Chung-Chieh Shan, Rutgers University
Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University

Standing NASSLLI Steering Committee:

David Beaver, UT Austin
Larry Moss (committee chair), Indiana University
Phokion Kolaitis, UC Santa Cruz / IBM Almaden Research Center
Valeria de Paiva, Cuill Inc.
Stuart Shieber, Harvard University
Moshe Vardi, Rice University


News will be posted at:,


General inquiries regarding NASSLLI 2010, notifications of interest in
course or workshop proposal submission, and final submissions of
proposals should be directed to:

Informal inquiries regarding potential courses or workshops may also
be directed to: David Beaver, (with ''NASSLLI'' in
the subject line).

Principal local organizers at Indiana University are Markus Dickinson,
Sandra Kuebler, and Larry Moss, and they can be contacted via the main