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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: E W Beth Dissertation Award 2011

http://www.folli.org
Contact: buszko@amu.edu.pl

BY FoLLI, the Association for Logic, Language, and Information

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information,
http://www.folli.org) 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 2010. 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, 2010 and December 31st, 2010. 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 2010 but not written in English or not translated will be allowed for submission, after
translation, also with the call next year (for 2011). The present call for nominations for the E.W.
Beth Disertation Award 2011 will also accept nominations of full English translations of theses 
originally written in another language than English and defended in 2009 or 2010.

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:

   * The thesis in pdf or ps format (doc/rtf not accepted);

   * A ten page abstract of the dissertation in ascii or pdf format;

   * 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;

   * 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 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 8, 2011.

   * Notification of Decision: July 10, 2011.

Committee :

   * Natasha Alechina (Nottingham)
   * Lev Beklemishev (Moscow)
   * Wojciech Buszkowski (chair) (Poznan)
   * Nissim Francez (Haifa)
   * Alexander Koller (Saarbruecken)
   * Dale Miller (Palaiseau)
   * Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)
   * Giovanni Sambin (Padua)
   * Rob van der Sandt (Nijmegen)
   * Colin Stirling (Edinburgh)
   * Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
   * Heinrich Wansing (Bochum)