Appel: E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2012 new call for nominations

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed May 16 08:14:51 UTC 2012

Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 10:01:59 +0200
From: "A. Herzig" <esslli2012 at>
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E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2012 new call for nominations

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information, 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 2011. 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,
2011 and December 31st, 2011. 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 2011 but not written in
English or not translated will be allowed for submission, after
translation, also with the call next year (for dissertations defended in
2012). The present call for nominations for the E.W. Beth Disertation
Award 2012 will also accept nominations of full English translations of
theses originally written in another language than English and defended
in 2010 or 2011.


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

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

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

3. 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;

4. 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 at
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 at

Important dates:

Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2012. Extended: June 30, 2012.
Notification of Decision: July 31, 2012.


Due to some technical obstacles, the first call for nominations was
announced on the site of FoLLI in the beginning of March 2012 but not
widely distributed through mailing lists. Therefore we essentially
prolong the deadline now. We ask all potential nominators to inform the
chair earlier by a mail to buszko at, even before having
completed the required documents.

Committee :

Chris Barker (New York)

Wojciech Buszkowski (chair) (Poznan)

Dale Miller (Palaiseau)

Larry Moss (Bloomington)

Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)

Ruy de Queiroz (Recife)

Giovanni Sambin (Padua)

Rob van der Sandt (Nijmegen)

Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)

Heinrich Wansing (Bochum)

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