18.617 Beth Dissertation Prize; jobs at Oxford

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2005 09:22:34 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 617.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Carlos Areces <carlos_at_science.uva.nl> (84)
         Subject: Beth Dissertation Price - Last Call for Submissions

   [2] From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser_at_computing- (75)
         Subject: Virtual Research Environment Opportunities at Oxford

         Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 09:01:07 +0000
         From: Carlos Areces <carlos_at_science.uva.nl>
         Subject: Beth Dissertation Price - Last Call for Submissions

E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: Last Call for Submissions.

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association of Logic, Language, and Information,
www.folli.org) awards the E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding
dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information.=20
Submissions are
invited for 2005. The prize will be awarded to the best dissertation which
resulted in a Ph.D. in the year 2004. The dissertations will be judged on=
impact they made in their respective fields, breadth and originality of the=
and also on the interdisciplinarity of the work. Ideally the winning=20
will be of interest to researchers in all three fields.

Who qualifies: Those who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in the areas of Logic,
Language, or Information between January 1st, 2004 and December 31st, 2004.=
is no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or the university=20
where the
Ph.D. was granted. However, after a careful consideration, FoLLI has=20
decided to
accept only dissertations written in English.

Prize: The prize consists of

=B7 a certificate
=B7 an invitation to present the thesis during ESSLLI 05
=B7 a donation of 2500 euros provided by the E. W. Beth Foundation.
=B7 fee waive for ESSLLI 05 attendance
=B7 the possibility to publish the thesis (or a revised version of it) in=
    new series of books in Logic, Language and Information to be published by
    Springer-Verlag as part of LNCS or LNCS/LNAI. (Further information on=
    series will be posted on the FoLLI site soon.)

How to submit: We only accept electronic submissions. The following=20
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=20
supervisor. The
        letter of nomination should concisely describe the scope and=20
        of the dissertation and state when the degree was officially awarded;
     4. two additional letters of support, including at least one letter from=
        referee not affiliated with the academic institution that awarded=20
the Ph.D.

All documents must be submitted electronically to beth_award_at_dimi.uniud.it=
. Hard
copy submissions are not admitted.

If you experience any problems with the email submission or do not receive a
notification from us within three working days, please write to
policriti_at_dimi.uniud.it or folli_at_inf.unibz.it

* Important dates:

        Deadline for Submissions: March 15, 2005.
        Notification of Decision: June 30, 2005.

The prize will be officially assigned to the winner at ESSLLI'05
(http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/), the 17th European Summer School in=20
Language, and Information, to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 9-19,=
Prize winner will be expected to attend the ceremony and to give a=20
presentation of
her/his Ph.D. dissertation at ESSLLI?05.


=B7 Anne Abeill=E9 (Universit=E9 Paris 7)
=B7 Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)
=B7 Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University)
=B7 Nissim Francez (The Technion, Haifa)
=B7 Valentin Goranko (University of Johannesburg)
=B7 Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa)
=B7 Ewa Orlowska (Institute of Telecommunications, Poland)
=B7 Gerald Penn (University of Toronto)
=B7 Alberto Policriti (chair) (Universit=E0 di Udine)
=B7 Christian Retor=E9 (Universit=E9 Bordeaux 1 )
=B7 Rob van der Sandt (University of Nijmegen)
=B7 Wolfgang Thomas (RWTH Aachen)

         Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 09:03:08 +0000
         From: Michael Fraser <mike.fraser_at_computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
         Subject: Virtual Research Environment Opportunities at Oxford

The full advert for the posts below is available at
http://www.vre.ox.ac.uk/ (Closing date: 18 March 2005)

Opportunities to Develop Oxford's Virtual Research Environment

Oxford University has been awarded significant funding from the Joint
Information Systems Committee (JISC) to develop infrastructure and tools
for the next generation of collaborative research environments. We are
seeking enthusiastic individuals with excellent technical development and
project management skills to contribute to the following Virtual Research
Environment (VRE) projects over the next two years:

* Building a Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities (BVREH).
* VRE for the Integrative Biology Research Consortium (IB VRE);
* Sakai VRE Portal Demonstrator (Sakai VRE);

Departments participating in these projects include the Computing
Laboratory, the Humanities Division, and the Research Technologies Service
(RTS). See further http://www.vre.ox.ac.uk/

Project Manager (Humanities Division)
RS1A Point 5, GBP23,643
You will be responsible for project management throughout the duration of
the Humanities VRE project and the detailed conduct of the user survey that
forms its initial stage. You will have broad experience in the Humanities
Computing sector, an understanding of the techniques and technologies used,
strong analytical skills, and the ability to write reports with clarity and
to meet deadlines.
Technical Support Officer (Humanities Division)
RS1A Point 5, GBP23,643
You will be responsible for technical services and support for the
Humanities VRE project and for the evaluation and implementation of
demonstrator components for a Humanities VRE. You will be responsible for
the online presentation of the project. You will also have Java programming
skills and a familiarity with standards for portlets and portal frameworks.
First Research Assistant (Computing Laboratory)
RS1A, GBP19,460 - 29,128
You will work on the user requirements analysis, usability and interface
design, and system testing and validation. You will have excellent
communication skills, proven technical experience, and a demonstrable
understanding of usability and user interface design issues.
Second Research Assistant (Computing Laboratory)
RS1A, GBP19,460 - 29,128
You will work closely on incorporation of the IB component toolkit into the
VRE, and acquisition and integration of resource layer tools into the VRE.
You will have several years' development experience, and, in particular,
have demonstrable experience of developing applications for online
information systems, including familiarity with XML and SOAP.
Senior Systems Developer (RTS, IB VRE)
Senior Systems Developer (RTS, Sakai VRE)
RS2, GBP27,116 - 35,883
You will be responsible for the management, development and implementation
of technical services for the IB VRE or the Sakai VRE projects. For both
posts you will be an accomplished Java programmer with a deep understanding
of standards for portlets and portal frameworks. We hope you have some
familiarity with computation grids or developing and integrating the latest
standards-based tools for access management or resource discovery.
The closing date for all the above posts is 18 March 2005. Interviews will
be held in the second half of April 2005. For further details of all these
posts including the application procedures, please visit
The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Dr Michael Fraser Co-ordinator, Research Technologies Service & Head of Humbul
Oxford University Computing Services
13 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6NN Tel: 01865 283 343
Fax: 01865 273 275
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