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CfProposals: ESSLLI 2024: 35th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information , 29 July – 9 August 2023, Leuven (Belgium)

35th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
        29 July  9 August 2024, Leuven, Belgium
(Please note that the Website is not currently online, but will soon be.)

Important Dates
1 December 2023:
         * Deadline for submitting Workshop Titles
15 December 2023:
          * Deadline for submitting Workshop proposals
          * Deadline for submitting Course Titles
12 January 2024:
          * Deadline for submitting Course proposals

9 February 2024: Notification sent to Workshop proposers
4 March 2024: Notification sent to Course proposers

The deadline for Workshop submissions and notification differs from those f
or Course submissions and notification, to allow participants who need a vi
sa to attend a workshop, sufficient time to apply for one.


Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information 
(FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ES
SLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, when the school was virtual, it run
s in a different European country each year. It takes place over two weeks 
in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at levels that run 
from foundational to introductory to advanced, and attracts around 400 part
icipants from all over the world.

Since 1989, ESSLLI has been providing outstanding interdisciplinary
educational opportunities in the fields of Computer Science, Cognitive
Science, Linguistics, Logic, Philosophy, and beyond. It comes from a
community which recognizes that advances in our common areas require the co
ntributions of multiple interrelated disciplines.

The main focus of ESSLLI is the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation, with special emphasis on 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 organi
zed, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the foref
ront of research, as well as a series of invited evening lectures.

Topics and Format

Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2024 are invited in all
areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science. 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 cour
ses, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one. In such ca
ses, 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 partial or complete coverage of travel and accommodation expense
s from other sources.


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 l
evel, without prerequisites in the course's topic, though possibly assuming
 a level of general scientific maturity in the relevant discipline. They sh
ould enable researchers from related disciplines to develop a level of comf
ort with the fundamental concepts and techniques of the course's topic, the
reby 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 a
nd techniques. Such courses should enable researchers from,related discipli
nes to develop some comfort and competence in the topic considered. Introdu
ctory 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 ac
quire a level of comfort and understanding in the current research of
a field.


Workshops focus on specialized topics, usually of current interest. Worksho
p 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

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 can be 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 of Courses given at ESSLLI in the previous year will have a lower
priority of being accepted in the current year.

Proposals must be in PDF format and include all the following information:

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

2. General proposal information: Title, category

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

4. Information required of course proposers:
    a. Will the course appeal to students outside of the main discipline of
        the course?
    b. What experience does the proposer have in presenting an intensive
        one-week interdisciplinary setting?
    c. What evidence is there that the course proposer is an excellent

5. Information required of workshop organizers:
    a. Information on relevant preceding meetings and events, if applicable
    b. Information about potential external funding for participants.

Submission Information

By 1 December 2023, proposers are asked to submit (via EasyChair) at least 
the name(s) of the instructor(s), the ESSLLI area+course level and a title 
and short abstract for the proposed workshop.

By 15 December 2023, proposers must complete their submission by uploading 
a PDF with the actual proposal as detailed above.

By 15 December 2023, proposers are asked to submit (via EasyChair) at least
 the name(s) of the instructor(s), the ESSLLI area+course level and a title
 and short abstract for the proposed course.

By 12 January 2024, course proposers must complete their submission by uplo
ading a PDF with the actual proposal as detailed above.

Submission Portal

Please submit your proposals to  https://easychair.org/conferences/

EACSL Sponsorship

The EACSL will support one Logic and Computation course or workshop
addressing topics of interest to Computer Science Logic (CSL) conferences. 
The selected course or workshop will be designated an EACSL course/workshop
 in the programme. If you wish to be considered for this, please indicate i
t in your proposal.

Organizing Committee

Tim Van de Cruys (KU Leuven, Department of Linguistics) (chair)
Lorenz Demey (KU Leuven Institute of Philosophy)
Marie-Francine (Sien) Moens (KU Leuven, Department of Computer Science)
Walter Schaeken (KU Leuven Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences)
Hans Smessaert (KU Leuven, Department of Linguistics)
Dirk Speelman (KU Leuven, Department of Linguistics)

Program Committee

Bonnie Webber (Edinburgh University) (chair)
Marie-Francine (Sien) Moens (KU Leuven) (local co-chair)

Area Chairs Language and Computation (LaCo)

Tatjana Scheffler (Ruhr-Universitt Bochum)
Carina Silberer (IMS Stuttgart)
Ivan Vulic (Cambridge University)

Area Chairs Language and Logic (LaLo)

Heather Burnett (CNRS)
Dan Lassiter (Edinburgh University)
Bob van Tiel (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

Area Chairs Logic and Computation (LoCo)

Beniamino Accattoli (INRIA)
Louwe Kuijer (University of Liverpool)
Fan Yang (Utrecht University)

ESSLLI Steering Committee

Jakub Szymanik (University of Trento) (chair)
Phokion Kolaitis (University of California, Santa Cruz) (vice-chair)
Roman Kuznets (TU Wien) (secretary)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (University College London)
Lonneke van der Plas (Idiap)

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