Call for papers

Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

31st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information – ESSLLI 2019
5-16 August, 2019, Riga, Latvia
http://esslli2019.folli.info/

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline Extension: June 30  15 June 2018: Proposal submission deadline
15 September 2018: Notification
The course authors will be notified by September 18

SUBMISSION PORTAL

Please submit your proposals here:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2019

TOPICS AND FORMAT

Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2019 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 program 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 cannot 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 out the possibility of an EACSL sponsorship, mentioned at the end of this call.

CATEGORIES

Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

* FOUNDATIONAL COURSES *

Foundational courses are designed to present the basics of a research area to people with no prior knowledge in that area. They should be pitched at an elementary level, without prerequisites related to the topic of the course, 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 familiarity with and competence in the topic in question. 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 higher level of understanding in the current research on a given topic or in a given field.

* WORKSHOPS *

Workshops focus on specialized topics, usually of current interest.

Workshops organizers are responsible for soliciting papers and selecting the workshop program. They are also responsible for publishing proceedings if they decide to have proceedings.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

All proposals should closely follow the following 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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2019

and include all of the following:

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

b. General proposal information: Title, area (Language and Computation, Language and Logic, or Logic and Computation)

c. Contents information:
Abstract of up to 150 words
Motivation and description (up to two pages)
Tentative outline (or schedule, in the case of workshops)
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
For workshops, potential invited speakers, if any

EACSL SPONSORSHIP

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.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Chair:
Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)

Local Co-chair:
Jurģis Šķilters (U. Latvia, Riga)

Area Chairs, Language and Computation:
Kees van Deemter (Utrecht U.)
Raquel Fernández (U. Amsterdam)
Tal Linzen (Johns Hopkins U.)

Area Chairs, Language and Logic:
Heather Burnett (CNRS/U. Paris-Diderot)
Itamar Francez (U. Chicago)
Justyna Grudzińska (U. Warsaw)

Area Chairs, Logic and Computation:
Bob Coecke (Oxford)
Nina Gierasimczuk (Danish Technical U.)
Gabriel Sandu (U. Helsinki)

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Please send any queries to louise dot mcnally at upf dot edu