[DL] Invitation to submit course/workshop proposals

Magdalena Ortiz ortiz at kr.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Apr 26 09:40:09 CEST 2019

Dear DLers,

The submission of courses and workshops for ESSLLI 2020 is currently 
open (deadline 1st of June); the call for proposals  is below.

We look forward to receiving proposals on DL-related topics. Feel free 
to share with colleagues who may be interested in submitting.




Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information - ESSLLI 2020
3-14 August, 2020, Utrecht, The Netherlands


   1 June 2019: Proposal submission deadline
   14 September 2019: Notification

Please submit your proposals here:


Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic, 
Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a 
different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the 
European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the 
introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants 
each year from all the world.

The main focus of the program of the summer schools is the interface 
between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in 
human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and 
advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of 
interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language 
and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for 
in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a 
series of invited lectures.


Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2020 are invited in all
areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computer 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 waived, 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.

The organizers want to point at the possibility of an EACSL
sponsorship, mentioned at the end of this call.


Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

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

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


Course and workshop proposals should closely follow these guidelines to 
ensure full consideration.

Course and Workshop proposals can be submitted by no more than two
lecturers/organizers and they are presented by no more than these two
lecturers/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:


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, 

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


The EACSL offers to act as a sponsor for one course or workshop in the
areas of Logic and Computation covered by the Computer Science Logic
(CSL) conferences. This course or workshop will be designated an EACSL
course/workshop. If you wish to be considered for this, please
indicate so on your proposal.

Raffaella Bernardi (University of Trento)
Local Co-chair:
Michael Moortgat (University of Utrecht)

Area Chairs:
Language and Computation (LaCo):
Stella Frank (Center for Language Evolution, University of Edinburgh)
Laura Rimell (DeepMind)
Bonnie Webber  (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh)

Language and Logic (LaLo):
Salvador Mascarenhas (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Anna Szabolcsi (New York University)
Igor Yanovich (Tübingen University)

Logic and Computation (LoCo):
Rajeev Goré, The Australian National University
Juha Kontinen, University of Helsinki
Magdalena Ortiz, TU Wien

Please send any queries to esslli20pc at gmail.com

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