27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Abbreviated Title: 
ESSLLI 2015
Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: 
1 Jun 2014
Event Dates: 
3 Aug 2015 - 14 Aug 2015
Location: 
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
City: 
Barcelona
Country: 
Spain
Contact: 
Achim Jung
Contact Email: 
A [dot] Jung [at] cs [dot] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk

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Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
ESSLLI 2015
27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
August 3-14, 2015
esslli2015.org
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IMPORTANT DATES
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1 June 2014: Proposal submission deadline
23 September 2014: Notification
June 2015: Course material due

TOPICS AND FORMAT
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Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI'2015 are invited in all
areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences.
Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions,
offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week
courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week
courses, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one.
In such cases, the ESSLLI programme committee reserves the right to
accept just one of the two proposals.

All instructional and organizational work at ESSLLI is performed
completely on a voluntary basis, so as to keep participation fees to a
minimum. However, organizers and instructors have their registration
fees waved, and are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses
up to a level to be determined and communicated with the proposal
notification. ESSLLI can only guarantee reimbursement for at most one
course/workshop organizer, and can not guarantee full reimbursement of
travel costs for lecturers or organizers from outside of Europe. The
ESSLLI organizers would appreciate any help in controlling the
School's expenses by seeking complete coverage of travel and
accommodation expenses from other sources.

CATEGORIES
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Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

* FOUNDATIONAL COURSES *
Such courses are designed to present the basics of a research area, to
people with no prior knowledge in that area. They should be of
elementary level, without prerequisites in the course's topic, though
possibly assuming a level of general scientific maturity in the
relevant discipline. They should enable researchers from related
disciplines to develop a level of comfort with the fundamental
concepts and techniques of the course's topic, thereby contributing to
the interdisciplinary nature of our research community.

* INTRODUCTORY COURSES *
Introductory courses are central to ESSLLI's mission. They are
intended to introduce a research field to students, young researchers,
and other non-specialists, and to foster a sound understanding of its
basic methods and techniques. Such courses should enable researchers
from related disciplines to develop some comfort and competence in the
topic considered. Introductory courses in a cross-disciplinary area
may presuppose general knowledge of the related disciplines.

* ADVANCED COURSES *
Advanced courses are targeted primarily to graduate students who wish
to acquire a level of comfort and understanding in the current
research of a field.

* WORKSHOPS *
Workshops focus on specialized topics, usually of current interest.
Workshops organizers are responsible for soliciting papers and
selecting the workshop programme. They are also responsible for
publishing proceedings if they decide to have proceedings.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
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Course and workshop proposals should follow closely the following
guidelines to ensure full consideration.

Each course may have no more than two instructors, and each workshop
no more than two organizers. All instructors and organizers must
possess a PhD or equivalent degree by the submission deadline.

Course proposals should mention explicitly the intended course
category. Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the
intended level, for example as it relates to standard textbooks and
monographs in the area. Proposals for advanced courses should specify
the prerequisites in detail.

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2015

and include all of the following:

a. Personal information for each proposer: Name, affiliation, contact
address, email, homepage (optional)

b. General proposal information: Title, category

c. Contents information:
Abstract of up to 150 words
Motivation and description (up to two pages)
Tentative outline
Expected level and prerequisites
Appropriate references (e.g. textbooks, monographs, proceedings, surveys)

d. Practical information:
Relevant preceding meetings and events, if applicable
Potential external funding for participants

Programme Committee
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Chair: Achim Jung (Birmingham)

Language and Computation:
Aurelie Herbelot (Cambridge)
Stefan Müller (Berlin)
Language and Logic:
Edgar Onea (Göttingen)
Galit Weidman-Sassoon (Bar-Ilan)
Logic and Computation:
Hubie Chen (Donostia-San Sebastián)
Stephan Kreutzer (Berlin)

Queries
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Please send any queries you may have to A.Jung@cs.bham.ac.uk