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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

North-American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, 18-22 June 2012, Austin TX (U.S.A.)

NASSLLI 2012 is Open for Registration!

The fifth North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and 
Information, NASSLLI 2012, will be hosted at the University of Texas at 
Austin, on June 18-22, 2012.

NASSLLI is a one-week summer school aimed at graduate students and 
advanced undergraduates in Philosophy, Computer Science, Linguistics, 
Psychology and related fields, especially students with interdisciplinary 
interests or whose research crosses traditional boundaries between these 
subject areas. The summer school is loosely modeled on the long-running 
ESSLLI series in Europe and will consist of 5 sessions of 90 minute 
courses each day during the week of June 18-22, followed by a Turing 
Symposium on June 23 celebrating the first centenary of Alan Turing's 
birth, and the 13th Texas Linguistics Society conference on June 23, 24.


* Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam / Stanford University): Logical Dynamics of 
Information and Interaction
* Craige Roberts (The Ohio State University): Questions in Discourse
* Noah Goodman (Stanford University): Stochastic Lambda Calculus and its Applications in Semantics 
and Cognitive Science
* Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh): Combinatory Categorial Grammar: Theory and Practice
* Chris Potts (Stanford University): Extracting Social Meaning and Sentiment
* Catherine Legg (University of Waikato): Possible Worlds: A Course in Metaphysics (for Computer 
Scientists and Linguists)
* Adam Lopez (Johns Hopkins University): Statistical Machine Translation
* Eric Pacuit (Stanford University): Social Choice Theory for Logicians
* Valeria de Paiva (Rearden Commerce) & Ulrik Buchholtz (Stanford University): Introduction to 
Category Theory
* Adam Pease (Rearden Commerce): Ontology Development and Application with Suggested Upper Merged 
Ontology (SUMO)
* Ede Zimmermann (University of Frankfurt): Intensionality
* Thomas Icard (Stanford University): Surface Reasoning
* Nina Gierasimczuk (University of Groningen): Belief Revision Meets Formal Learning Theory
* Robin Cooper (Gteborg University) & Jonathan Ginzburg (University of Paris): Type Theory with 
Records for Natural Language Semantics
* Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam) & Floris Roelofsen (University of Amsterdam): 
Inquisitive Semantics
* Shalom Lappin (King's College London): Alternative Paradigms for Computational Semantics
* Tandy Warnow (University of Texas at Austin): Estimating Phylogenetic Trees in Linguistics and Biology
* Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart / University of Texas at Austin) & Mark Sainsbury (University 
of Texas at Austin): Vagueness and Context
* Steve Wechsler (University of Texas at Austin) & Eric McCready (Osaka University): Meaning as 
Use: Indexicality and Expressives

Special Presentations

* Pranav Anand (University of California at Santa Cruz)
* Nicholas Asher (IRIT, CNRS/Universit Paul Sabatier)
* Martin Davis (Emeritus NYU)
* Robert King (University of Texas at Austin)
* Oleg Kiselyov (FNMOC)
* Kevin Knight (USC/Information Sciences Institute)
* Sarah Murray (Cornell University)
* Chung-chieh Shan (Cornell University)
* Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh)
* More to be announced...


* Turing Symposium: June 23
* Texas Linguistics Society Conference: June 23, 24
* More to be announced...

Registration fees: academic discount rate 5; professional rate 0. 
Student scholarships will be available for 50 students 
(; application deadline: February 29). 
Scholarships include registration and may include a further subsidy for 
travel and accommodation.

NASSLLI instructors present both basic and advanced work in their 
disciplines, so courses appeal not only to graduate students and 
exceptionally advanced undergraduates, but also to post-docs and 
researchers in related fields. The summer school provides a unique 
opportunity for students to learn from prominent scholars and meet others 
from the active community of interdisciplinary philosophy, computer 
science, linguistics and psychology researchers in the US and Europe.

We expect over 200 participants, and in addition to classes in the 
daytime, the evenings will have social events and plenary lectures. UT 
Austin is a large research university in Austin, Texas which is widely 
agreed to be one of the most exciting cities in the US and is the 
self-styled "Live Music Capital of the World." We aim to make NASSLLI fun.

More information is available at: