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Call for Proposals to Host the 36th ESSLLI, 2025

The Association for Logic, Language, and Computation (FoLLI) and the ESSLLI Standing Committee invite proposals to host the 36th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI), to be held in the summer of 2025.

= Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) =

The European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI). FoLLI was founded in 1991 to advance the practice of research and education on the interfaces between Logic, Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and related disciplines.

= The ESSLLI Summer School =

ESSLLI is a two-week-long annual summer school that has run since 1989. The main focus of the ESSLLI program is the interface between linguistics, logic, and computation. Courses cover various topics within the combined areas of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation.

The school hosts approximately 50 courses at foundational, introductory, and advanced levels, attracting around 300 participants each year worldwide. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research and a series of invited lectures.

In addition to the main program, the summer school also offers four evening lectures per week open to the public and delivered by distinguished ESSLLI community members. Since 2018, one of the evening lectures is the Dick Oehrle Memorial Lecture which honors the work and the spirit of Dick Oehrle and encourages the kind of intellectual environment he valued and that ESSLLI has embodied. The Dick Oehrle endowment, in collaboration with LSA and FoLLI, financially supports it.

An essential part of each ESSLLI is the Student Session, which is entirely organized by the students themselves and allows students to receive expert feedback on their work, present their work to the ESSLLI audience, have their paper published in a Springer volume, and compete for the best student paper/poster award.

ESSLLI is also where the annual E.W. Beth Prize is announced and presented. Since 2002, FoLLI has awarded the annual E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Logic, Language, and Information, with financial support from the E.W. Beth Foundation.

Detailed information about the ESSLLI organization can be found in the ESSLLI organizing and program committee guides. The guides can be obtained from  Roman Kuznets (rkuznets@ecs.tuwien.ac.at<mailto:rkuznets@ecs.tuwien.ac.at>), Secretary of the ESSLLI Standing Committee.

= Submission Procedure =

At this time, we seek preliminary proposals from prospective bidders. Based on evaluating the preliminary proposals, promising bidders will be asked to provide additional information for the final selection procedure. The ESSLLI Standing Committee (SC), in consultation with the Management Board of FoLLI, will finally select the site, the organizing committee (OC), and
the program committee (PC), and supervise the subsequent organization.

= Preliminary Proposals =

Preliminary proposals should identify a target site, date, and organizing team with a chair responsible for the overall organization. The organization committee is responsible for all matters concerning the practical organization.

Preliminary proposals should at least include information on:
• Location (accessibility; school venue; accommodation and facilities)
• Proposed dates and organizing team
• Endorsement by hosting organization
• Local Language, Logic, and Computation community
• Meeting and accommodation venues; audiovisual equipment
• Catering and reception facilities; social program opportunities
• Budget estimates (Please note that ESSLLI schools are financially self-supported schools. They mainly rely on the participant fees and sponsorships. For more details, see the OC guide and/or contact us.)

= Proposal Assessment =

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria (unordered):

• Experience of the organizing team, involvement in previous ESSLLIs
• Local endorsement
• Appropriateness of proposed dates
• Accessibility and attractiveness of the proposed site
• Adequacy of campus facilities for the anticipated number of registrants
• Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in an appropriate range of price categories and close to the conference facilities
• Adequacy of budget projections
• Geographical and national balance concerning meetings in the decade before 2025: Leuven (2024), Ljubljana (2023), Galway (2022), Virtual (2021), Riga (2019), Sofia (2018), Toulouse (2017), Bolzano (2016)

= Important Dates =

September 22, 2023, call for bids posted
October 15, 2023, expression of interest
November 15, 2023, preliminary proposals due
December 15, 2023, SC provides feedback
January 31, 2024, final proposals due
February 2024, bid selected at ESSLLI SC meeting
August 2024, OC and PC progress report
August, 2025, 36th ESSLLI

Information about FoLLI can be found at: http://www.folli.org/
Information about ESSLLI can be found at: https://www.esslli.eu

If you want to consult the ESSLLI guidelines for recent successful proposals or have any other queries about drafting your proposal, please contact  Roman Kuznets (rkuznets@ecs.tuwien.ac.at<mailto:rkuznets@ecs.tuwien.ac.at>) or Jakub Szymanik (jakub.szymanik@gmail.com<mailto:jakub.szymanik@gmail.com>).
Preliminary proposals should be sent to Roman Kuznets (rkuznets@ecs.tuwien.ac.at<mailto:rkuznets@ecs.tuwien.ac.at>) or Jakub Szymanik (jakub.szymanik@gmail.com<mailto:jakub.szymanik@gmail.com>).

Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
Department of Computer Science
University of Trento
E-mail: jakub.szymanik@unitn.it<mailto:jakub.szymanik@unitn.it>
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