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AISB event Bulletin Item

CF Course and Workshop Proposals: ESSLLI 2011

http://esslli2011.ijs.si/
Contact:

 23rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
			     ESSLLI 2011
			  August 1-12, 2011
			 Ljubljana, Slovenia
		Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
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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
Europe.  The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between
linguistics, logic and computer science.  ESSLLI offers foundational,
introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops, covering a
wide variety of topics within or around the three main areas of
interest: Language and Computation, 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 Logic, Language and Information.  For more information, visit the
FoLLI website, as well as the ESSLLI 2010 website:
http://esslli2010cph.info/.


CALL FOR COURSE AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The ESSLLI 2011 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 23rd
annual Summer School on important topics of active research in the
broad interdisciplinary area connecting logic, linguistics, computer
science and the cognitive sciences.

All proposals should be submitted, using a prescribed form that will
be available soon on the ESSLLI 2011 website, no later than:

June 14, 2010

Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision by
September 15, 2010.


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

Proposers of courses and workshops should follow the guidelines below
while preparing their submissions; proposals that do not conform with
these guidelines may not be considered.

Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers, and workshops are
organized by 1 or max. 2 organizers.  Lecturers and organizers must
have obtained a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree at the time of the
submission deadline.  Courses and workshops run over one week
(Monday-Friday) and consist of five 90-minute sessions.  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 and an advance course in the second).  The ESSLLI program
committee has the right to select only one of the two proposed
courses.


FOUNDATIONAL COURSES

These are strictly elementary courses not assuming any background
knowledge.  They are intended for people who wish 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
competencies of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the
development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.
Foundational courses should have no special prerequisites, but may
presuppose some experience with scientific methods and general
appreciation of the field of the course.


INTRODUCTORY COURSES

Introductory courses are central to the activities of the Summer
School.  They are intended to provide an introduction to the
(interdisciplinary) field for students, young researchers, and other
non-specialists, and to equip them with a good understanding of the
field's basic methods and techniques.  Such courses should enable
experienced researchers from other fields to acquire the key
competencies of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the
development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.
Introductory courses in a topic at the interface of two fields can
build on some knowledge of the component fields; e.g., an introductory
course in computational linguistics 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 Ph.D. students.  Proposals for advanced courses should specify the
prerequisites in detail.


TIMETABLE FOR COURSE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:
Jun 14, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 15, 2010: Notification Deadline
Jun  1, 2011: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material by
the ESSLLI 2011 local organizers


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 workshop organizers
should be specialists in the theme of the workshop.  The proposals for
workshops should justify the choice of topic, give an estimate of the
number of attendants and expected submissions, and provide a list of
at least 15 potential submitters working in the field of the workshop.
The organizers are required to give a general introduction to the
theme during the first session of the workshop.  They are also
responsible for various organizational matters, including soliciting
submissions, reviewing, drawing up the program, taking care of
expenses of invited speakers, etc.  In particular, each workshop
organizer will be responsible for sending out a Call for Papers for
the workshop and to organize the selection of the submissions by the
deadlines specified below.  The call for workshop submissions must
make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the ESSLLI
community and should indicate that all workshop contributors must
register for the Summer School.

TIMETABLE FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS:
Jun 14, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 15, 2010: Notification Deadline
Oct 15, 2010: Deadline for submission of the Calls for Papers to
ESSLLI 2011 PC chair
Nov  1, 2010: Workshop organizers send out First Call for Papers
Dec 15, 2010: Workshop organizers send out Second Call for Papers
Jan 15, 2011: Workshop organizers send out Third Call for Papers
Feb 15, 2011: Deadline for submissions to the workshops
Apr 15, 2011: Suggested deadline for notification of workshop contributors
Jun  1, 2011: Deadline for submission of camera-ready copy of workshop
proceedings to the ESSLLI 2011 Local Organizers.

Workshop speakers will be required to register for the Summer School;
however, they will be able to register at a reduced rate to be
determined by the Local Organizers.


FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS

A form for submitting course and workshop proposals will be available
soon on the ESSLLI 2011 web site: http://esslli2011.ijs.si/.

The proposers are required to submit the following information:

* Contact address and fax number
* Name, email, affiliation, homepage of each lecturer / workshop
organizer (at most two per course or workshop)
* Title of proposed course/workshop
* Abstract (abstract of the proposal, max 150 words)
* Type (workshop, foundational, introductory, or advanced course)
* Areas (one or more of: Computation, Language, Logic, or Other)
* Description (describe the proposed contents of the course and
substantiate timeliness and relevance to ESSLLI in at most one A4
page)
* Tentative outline of the course / expected participation in the workshop
* External funding (whether the proposers will be able to obtain
external funding for travel and accommodation expenses)
* Further particulars (e.g., course prerequisites, previous teaching
experiences, etc.)


FINANCIAL ASPECTS

Prospective lecturers and workshop organizers 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 their contribution, but are
reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses (up to fixed maximum
amounts, which will be communicated to the lecturers upon
notification).  Lecturers and workshop organizers will have their
registration fee waived.  In case a course or workshop is to be
taught/organized by two people, a lump sum will be reimbursed to cover
travel and accommodation expenses for one of them; the splitting of
the sum is up to the lecturers/organizers.  It should be stressed that
while proposals from all over the world are welcomed, the School
cannot guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs, especially from
destinations outside Europe.

The local organizers would highly appreciate it if, whenever possible,
lecturers and workshop organizers find alternative funding to cover
travel and accommodation expenses, as that would help us keep the cost
of attending ESSLLI 2011 lower.


ESSLLI 2011 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Chair: Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo)
Local Co-chair: Andrej Bauer (University of Ljubljana)

Area specialists:
Language and Computation:
	Markus Egg (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)
	Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Language and Logic:
	Hans-Christian Schmitz (Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin)
	Louise McNally (UPF, Barcelona)
Logic and Computation:
	Ralph Matthes (IRIT, CNRS and University of Toulouse)
	Eric Pacuit (Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg)


ESSLLI 2011 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Chair: Darja Fiser (University of Ljubljana)

ESSLLI 2011 website: http://esslli2011.ijs.si/