[DL] [Fwd: Reminder: ESSLLI2003 Call for Proposals]

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova esslli at coli.uni-sb.de
Tue Jul 16 11:12:00 CEST 2002

!!! This is a last minute reminder. Deadline is July 17,
2002. !!!


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



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 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
for discussion for students and researchers interested in
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 is available through

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
of areas new to them.  Ideally, they should allow
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

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

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
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 notes
   Jun  2, 2003: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme

FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS: The web-based form for submitting
course and workshop proposals is accessible at
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 introductory course, or an advanced course?)

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

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

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

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

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
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

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 at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. ing. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova 
Computerlinguistik, Universitaet des Saarlandes, 
tel: +49 681 3024501, fax: +49 681 3024351 

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