Appel: ESSLLI 2011, first call for course and workshop proposals

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Apr 15 18:03:06 UTC 2011

date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:20:56 +0200
from: "Herzig Andreas" <Andreas.Herzig at>
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24th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
August 6-17, 2012
Opole, Poland
Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI)
is 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 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 2011 website:


The ESSLLI 2012 Program Committee invites proposals for foundational,
introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 24th
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 via the EasyChair system, using a
prescribed form that is available on the ESSLLI 2012 website, no later

June 14, 2011

Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision by
September 15, 2011.


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


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 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


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.

Jun 15, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 15, 2011: Notification Deadline
Jun 1, 2012: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material by
2012 local organizers


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.

Jun 14, 2011: Proposal Submission Deadline
Sep 15, 2011: Notification Deadline
Oct 15, 2011: Deadline for submission of the Calls for Papers to
ESSLLI 2012 PC chair
Nov 1, 2011: Workshop organizers send out First Call for Papers
Dec 15, 2011: Workshop organizers send out Second Call for Papers
Jan 15, 2012: Workshop organizers send out Third Call for Papers
Feb 15, 2012: Deadline for submissions to the workshops
Apr 15, 2012: Suggested deadline for notification of workshop
Jun 1, 2012: Deadline for submission of camera-ready copy of workshop
proceedings to the ESSLLI 2012 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.


Forms for submitting course and workshop proposals are available on
the ESSLLI 2012 website.

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
* Tentative outline of the course / expected participation in the
* 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.)


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 welcome, the School
cannot guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs, especially if
lecturers or organizers have to come from outside of 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 2012 lower.


Chair: Andreas Herzig (Institut de recherche en informatique de
Toulouse and CNRS)
Local Co-chair: Anna Pietryga (Opole)

Area specialists:
Language and Computation:
       Miriam Butt (Sprachwissenschaft, University of Konstanz)
       Gosse Bouma (Groningen University)
Language and Logic:
       Regine Eckardt (Language and Literature, University of
       Rick Nouwen (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University)
Logic and Computation:
       Natasha Alechina (CS, University of Nottingham)
       Andreas Weiermann (Mathematics and Computation, Ghent

Chair: Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska and Janusz Czelakowski (University
of Opole)

ESSLLI 2012 website:

EasyChair submission page:

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