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REMINDER CFP: 4th Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (fwd)

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Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 16:31:19 +0200
From: Ingrid van Loon <ingrid@science.uva.nl>
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Subject: REMINDER CFP: 4th Tbilisi Symposium on Language,
     Logic and  Computation

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	The Fourth International Tbilisi Symposium
	    on Language, Logic and Computation

		      Borjomi, Georgia
	           September 23-28, 2001

The fourth Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be
held in the mountain resort Likani, situated in the Borjomi Canyon, from
23 to 28 September. The Symposium is organized by the Centre for
Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University in conjunction
with the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the
University of Amsterdam. The 2001 forum is the fourth instalment of a
series of biannual Symposia. The preceding ones took place in the
Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia
Tbilisi (1997) and in the Black sea cost resort Chakvi (1999). The
success of this triad encourages us to continue this series.


The Symposium welcomes papers on current research in all aspects of
Linguistics, Logic and Computation, including but not limited to:

Natural language semantics/pragmatics
Algebraic and relational semantics
Natural language processing
Logic in AI and natural language
Natural language and logic programming
Automated reasoning
Natural language and databases
Information retrieval from text
Natural language and internet
Constructive and modal logic

In line with the main trend in this field we strongly encourage the
submission of papers concerning applications of logic to computation
and the application of logic and computation to language description
and modelling.


Abstracts of papers submitted for presentation should not exceed 2 000
words. The abstracts should include, on the first page: title, author's
name, affiliation, complete mailing address, phone, fax and e-mail
address, an abstract of 200 words maximum, and up to five key- words.

The preferred method of submission is electronically through the website
Only persons without access to the web can submit a hard copy. These hard
copies should be submitted to the following address:

Ingrid van Loon
Plantage Muidergracht 24
NL-1018 TV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

The collection volume of the short versions will be available during the
Symposium. The printing of the proceedings with full size (8-12 pages)
papers is planned immediately after the Symposium.


Submission deadline: April 30, 2001
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2001
Registration deadline: August 15, 2001
Symposium: September 23-28, 2001


In parallel with the Symposium tutorials will be given by outstanding
scholars for students and post-graduates. They are explicitly meant to
address Interdisciplinary issues in the fields of language, logic and
computation. Johan van Benthem (ILLC, University of Amsterdam) will give
a tutorial on Logic, Patrick Blackburn on Computation (INRIA, Lorraine)
and Anna Szabolcsi (New York University, to be confirmed) on Language.


Ju. Apresjan (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
R. Cooper (University of Goteborg)
M. Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin)
B. Partee (University of Massachusetts)
D. Pearce (to be confirmed)
Y. Venema (University of Amsterdam)
A. Voronkov (The University of Manchester)
M. Zakharyaschev (King's College, London)

J. van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)
P. Blackburn (INRIA, Lorraine)
A. Szabolcsi (New York University, to be confirmed)


Th. Gamkrelidze (Tbilisi State University)
D. de Jongh (University of Amsterdam)
Matthias Baaz (Technical University of Vienna)
Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University)
Wim Blok (The University of Illinois at Chicago)
Igor Boguslavskij (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
George Chikoidze (Georgian Academy of Sciences)
Robin Cooper (G?teborg University)
Leo Esakia (Georgian Academy of Sciences)
Eva Hajicova (Charles University)
Georgi Japaridze (Villanova University)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University Berlin)
Igor Melchuk (Montreal University)
Hiroakira Ono (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts)
Carl Vogel (Trinity College Dublin)


T. Khurodze (pro-rector of the Tbilisi State University, Chair)
P. Dekker, I. van Loon, M. Marx, H. Zeevat (University of Amsterdam)
N. Amirezashvili, R. Asatiani, N. Bezhanishvili, G. Chikoidze,
R. Grigolia, M. Ivanishvili, N. Javashvili, L. Lortkipanidze (Georgian
Academy of Sciences)
N. Chanishvili, K. Phkhakadze, Kh. Rukhaia, N. Shengelaia (Tbilisi State


The participant's fee is 200 EURO. This fee is not obligatory for
participants from Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent


By plane to Tbilisi and then by bus (3-4 hours) to Likani; a special bus
trip is planned which will start inTbilisi at Sunday September 23.

A visa can be obtained at the airport. All participants will get a letter
of invitation to facilitate the procedure of getting a visa.


Georgia is an ancient country situated between Black and Kaspian Seas,
Caucasus Mountains and Turkey. This is the country of the Golden Fleece,
myth of Argonauts, Jason and Medea, Promethee, chained to the Caucasus
Mountains. Georgia is famous for its high quality wines, exquisite cuisine
and cordial hospitality.

The Symposium will be hosted by the Tbilisi State University, the chief
centre of education in the country which has several outstanding scholars
in science, art and politics among its graduates.

The Fourth Tbilisi Symposium will be held in Likani, a group of sanatoriums
and hotels situated in the famous mountain resort Borjomi. Borjomi (175 km
west from Tbilisi) is the largest mountain spa in Georgia, whose name is a
synonym for mineral water throughout Georgia. The surrounding countryside
with many good walks in the hills and several attractive parks is a nature
reserve. Borjomi Canyon slopes are covered by mixed forest, variegated in
the autumn; somewhat higher in the Canyon is the ski resort Bakuriani and
at a distance of 150 km the medieval cave-city Vardzia. From the monuments
in Borjomi the most important is one of the residencies of Russian Kings.


Short excursions are planned to the ski resort Bakuriani and cave-city
Vardzia. As one of the options of return to Tbilisi a two-day trip is
planned to the second town of Georgia, Kutaisi, and the mountain resort
Shovi situated on the south slopes of the main Caucasus ridge.



For more information one may also contact:

George Chikoidze
Dept. of Language Modelling
Institute of Control Systems
Georgian Academy of Sciences
34, K. Gamsakhurdia
380060 Tbilisi
phone: +995 32 382136
fax: +995 32 942391

Ingrid van Loon
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
NL-1018 TV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
phone: +31 20 525 6519
fax: +31 20 525 5206


Web sites:

Travel guide: "Georgia; The Bradt Travel Guide" by Tim Burford (published by
Bradt in 1999); ISBN I 898323 98 4