16.059 ESSLLI 2003 call for proposals

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                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 59.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 07:33:24 +0100
             From: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova <esslli@coli.uni-sb.de>
             Subject: ESSLLI2003 Call for Proposals

    Fifteenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and
                           August 18-29, 2003, Vienna, Austria

                       CALL FOR COURSE and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

    The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
    Information is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
    computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together with
    workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas of
    interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and

    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. ESSLLI-2003 is organised under the auspices of the
    European Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).

    The ESSLLI-2003 Programme Committee invites proposals for foundational,
    introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops for the 15th annual
    Summer School on a wide range of timely topics that have demonstrated their
    relevance in the following fields:


    In addition to courses and workshops there will be a Student Session. A
    Call for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed separately.

    PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form that
    will shortly be available through <http://www.folli.org>.

    All proposals should be submitted no later than Wednesday July 17,
    2002. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision no
    later than Wednesday September 18, 2002. Proposers should follow the
    guidelines below while preparing their submissions; proposals that deviate
    can not be considered.

    GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Anyone interested in lecturing or organising a
    workshop during ESSLLI-2003, please read the following information carefully.

    ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They typically
    consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week
    course). Each session lasts 90 minutes.

    Timetable for Course Proposal Submission:

         Jul 17, 2002: Proposal Submission Deadline
         Sep 18, 2002: Notification
         Nov 15, 2002: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract,
                       lecturer(s) information, course description
                    and prerequisites
         Jun 2, 2003: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course

    FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming any
    background knowledge. They are intended for people 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 competences of
    neighbouring disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly
    interdisciplinary research community. Foundational courses may presuppose
    some experience with scientific methods in general, so as to be able to
    concentrate on the issues that are germane to the area of the course.

    INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the activities of
    the Summer School. They are intended to equip students and young
    researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic methods and
    techniques. Introductory courses in, for instance, Language and
    Computation, 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 available).

    ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of
    advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses should
    specify the prerequisites in some detail.

    WORKSHOPS: The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced
    Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their work. A
    workshop has a theme. At most one organiser is paid. The organisers
    should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give a general
    introduction in the first session. They are also responsible for the
    programme of the workshop, i.e., for finding speakers.

    Each workshop organiser will be responsible for producing a Call for Papers
    for the workshop by November 15, 2002. The call must make it clear that
    the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community. It should also
    note that all workshop contributors must register for the Summer School.

    A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop). Sessions are
    normally 90 minutes.

    Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions

         Jul 17, 2002: Proposal Submission Deadline
         Sep 18, 2002: Notification
         Nov 15, 2002: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
                       (by ESSLLI PC chair)
         Dec 2, 2002: Workshop organizers send out (First) Call
    for Papers
         Mar 14, 2003: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
         May 2, 2003: Notification of Workshop Contributors
         May 16, 2003: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
         Jun 2, 2003: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy
    of Workshop
         Jun 2, 2003: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme

    FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS: The web-based form for submitting course and workshop
    proposals is accessible at
    <http://www.esslli.org/2003/submission.html>. You will be required to
    submit the following information:

         * Name (name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser)

         * Address (contact addresses of proposed
           where possible, please include phone and fax numbers)

         * Title (title of proposed course/workshop)

         * Type (is this a workshop, a foundational course, an
           course, or an advanced course?)

         * Section (does your proposal fit in Language &
           Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only one)

         * Description (in at most 150 words, describe the
    proposed contents and
                       substantiate timeliness and relevance to

         * External funding (will you be able to find external
    funding to
           help fund your travel and accommodation expenses? if
    so, how?)

         * Further particulars (any further information that is
    required by
           the above guidelines should be included here)

    FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers and workshop organisers should be
    aware that all teaching and organising at the summer schools is done on a
    voluntary basis in order to keep the participants fees as low as
    possible. Lecturers and organisers are not paid for their contribution,
    but are reimbursed for travel and accommodation. Please note the
    following: In case a course is to be taught by two lecturers, a lump sum is
    paid to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The splitting of the sum
    is up to the lecturers. However, please note that the organisers highly
    appreciate it if, whenever possible, lecturers and workshop organisers find
    alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

    Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School; however,
    workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate to be
    determined by the Organising Committee.

    Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the world
    are welcomed, the Summer School can in general guarantee only to reimburse
    travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to
    Vienna. Exceptions will be made depending on the financial situation.


         Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
         Attn: ESSLLI-2003
         Computational Linguistics
         University of the Saarland
         Postfach 15 11 50
         D-66041 Saarbruecken (Germany)
         Phone: +49.(681).302.4502
         Email: korbay@CoLi.Uni-SB.DE

    Local co-chair:
         Alexander Leitsch (leitsch@logic.at)

    Language and Computation:
         Karen Sparck Jones (Karen.Sparck-Jones@cl.cam.ac.uk)
         Gosse Bouma (gosse@let.rug.nl)

    Language and Logic:
         Wojciech Buszkowski (buszko@amu.edu.pl)
         Johan Bos (jbos@cogsci.ed.ac.uk)

    Logic and Computation:
         Thomas Eiter (eiter@kr.tuwien.ac.at)
         Ian Horrocks (horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk)

         Matthias Baaz (chair)
         Email: baaz@logic.at

    FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information, visit
    the ESSLLI site through <http://www.folli.org>. For this
    year's summer school, please see the web site for
    ESSLLI-2002 at <http://www.esslli2002.it>.

    Maarten de Rijke | ILLC |  U of Amsterdam | Nieuwe
    Achtergracht 166
    1018 WV Amsterdam | NL | Ph: +31 20 525 5358 | Fax: +31 20
    525 2800
    E-mail: mdr@science.uva.nl   |  URL:

    -- Dr. ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova Computerlinguistik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, tel: +49 681 3024501, fax: +49 681 3024351 http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/~korbay/

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