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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, 1-12 Aug 2011, SLOVENIA

23rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI), Ljubljana, Slovenia

*Meeting Description*
For the past 23 years, the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) has 
been organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) in 
different sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, 
logic and computation.

ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops, covering a 
wide variety of topics within the three 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. During two weeks, around 50 courses and 10 workshops are
offered to the attendants, each of 1.5 hours per day during a five days week, with up to seven 
parallel sessions. ESSLLI also includes a student session (papers and posters by students only, 
1.5 hour per day during the two weeks) and four evening lectures by senior scientists in the 
covered areas.

In 2011, ESSLLI will held in Ljubljana, Slovenia and will be organized by the Slovenian Language 
Technologies Society (SDJT), the Jo?ef Stefan Institute (IJS) and The Faculty of Mathematics and 
Physics (FMF) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Chair of the Program Committee is Makoto Kanazawa (National 
Institute of Informatics, Japan), and Chair of the Organizing Committee is Darja Fi?er (The 
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia). To contact the ESSLLI 2011 Organizing Committee, write to:

*Summer School Programme*

*Online Registration Form*

*Programme 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-Universitt 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

*Organizing Committee*

Chair: Darja Fi?er  (University of Ljubljana)

Committee Members:

- ?pela Vintar  (University of Ljubljana)
- Andrej Bauer  (University of Ljubljana)
- Monika Kropej (Jo?ef Stefan Institute)
- ?pela Sitar  (Jo?ef Stefan Institute)
- Bo?tjan Bajec  (University of Ljubljana)
- Senja Pollak  (University of Ljubljana)
- Mihael Ar?an (DERI, NUI Galway)