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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Indiana: North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information 2010 -- Call for Course & Workshop Proposals



NASSLLI 2010
North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information 2010
June 21-26, Indiana University

CALL for COURSE and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The fourth NASSLLI (after previous editions at Stanford University, Indiana University, and UCLA) will return to  Bloomington, Indiana, June 21 - 25, 2010. The summer school, loosely modeled on the long-running ESSLLI series in Europe, will consist of a number of courses and workshops, selected on the basis of the proposals. By default, courses and workshops meet for 90 minutes on each of five days.

Proposals are invited that present interdisciplinary work between the areas of logic, linguistics, computer science, cognitive science, philosophy and artificial intelligence, though work in just one area is within the scope of the summer school if it can be applied in other fields. Examples of possible topics (adapting from previous NASSLLI courses) would include e.g. logics for communication, computational semantics, game theory (for logic, language and/or computation), dynamic semantics, modal logics, linear logic, machine learning techniques, statistical language models, and automated theorem proving. We encourage potential course or workshop contributors to check out previous programs at:
http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/nasslli04/program.html
http://www.stanford.edu/group/nasslli/
http://www.indiana.edu/~nasslli/2003/program.html

Courses and workshops should aim to be accessible to an interdisciplinary, graduate level audience.  Courses may certainly focus on a single area, but lecturers should then include introductory background, try to avoid specialized notation that cannot be applied more widely, and spend time on the question of how the topic is relevant to other fields.  A workshop can be more accessible if its program is bracketed by broader-audience talks that introduce and summarize the week's presentations.

Associated Workshops/Conferences:
In addition to courses and workshops taking place during the main NASSLLI five day session, Indiana University welcomes proposals for 1-3 day workshops or conferences hosted on campus immediately before or after the summer school, thus on the weekends of June 18-20 and June 27-29 2010. Previous such associated meetings have included a Mathematics of Language conference and Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge (TARK).

Submission Details:
Submissions should be by email, and should indicate
1) person(s) and affiliation
2) type of event (one week course or workshop, 2 hours a day)
3) an outline of the course up to 500 words
4) an indication of whether special equipment is needed to teach that
course (beamer, computer ...)
5) a statement about the instructor's experience in teaching in
interdisciplinary settings
6) expected costs (whether you want to be paid hotel and/or travel, and
descriptions of funding in hand or for which you will apply)

Financial Details:
A course may be taught by one or two persons. Conference fees are waived for all instructors. However, we are only able to pay for the full travel and expenses of one instructor per course. If two persons are lecturing, they may share a lump sum paid for both. We must also stress that while proposals from all over the world are welcomed, the Summer School can in general guarantee only toreimburse travel costs for travel from destinations within North America to Bloomington, although exceptions can be made depending on the financial situation. Furthermore, we encourage all lecturers to fund their own travel if this is feasible, since this will allow us to use our available funding for student scholarships.

Workshops are more complicated financially than courses, and a proposal for a workshop should include a plan to obtain some outside funding for the speakers.

Notifications of Interest:
To give us an idea about the number of submissions, we would like you to email us, ideally within two weeks, in case you are interested in submitting a proposal. This will not commit you to actually submit one (and not emailing in advance does not preclude you from submitting a full proposal).

Schedule:
Jun 18 on, 2009 - unofficial notifications of intention to submit;
Sep 15,    2009 - Deadline for submissions;
Nov 1,     2009 - Course/workshop proposers notified of p.c. decisions;
Nov 15,    2009 - Official announcement of program;
May 15,    2009 - Material for courses available for printing;
Jun 21,    2010 - Start of NASSLLI 2010 courses.

Program Committee:
David Beaver (committee chair), UT Austin
Thony Gillies, Rutgers University
John Horty, University of Maryland
Sandra Kuebler, Indiana University
Eric Pacuit, Stanford University
Chris Potts, Stanford University
Dan Roth, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
Chung-Chieh Shan, Rutgers University
Matthias Scheutz, Indiana University

Standing NASSLLI Steering Committee:
David Beaver, UT Austin
Larry Moss (committee chair), Indiana University
Phokion Kolaitis, UC Santa Cruz / IBM Almaden Research Center
Valeria de Paiva, Cuill Inc.
Stuart Shieber, Harvard University
Moshe Vardi, Rice University

Website:
News will be posted at:
http://www.indiana.edu/~nasslli,

Inquiries:
General inquiries regarding NASSLLI 2010, notifications of interest in course or workshop proposal submission, and final submissions of proposals should be directed to:  nasslli AT indiana.edu

Informal inquiries regarding potential courses or workshops may also be directed to:
David Beaver, dib AT mail.utexas.edu (with "NASSLLI" in the subject line).

Principal local organizers at Indiana University are Markus Dickinson, Sandra Kuebler, and Larry Moss, and they can be contacted via the main alias: nasslli AT indiana.edu

Sandra Kuebler
Indiana University
Department of Linguistics
Memorial Hall 322
1021 E. Third Street
Bloomington IN 47405
USA
phone: (812) 855-3268
fax: (812) 855-5363
email: skuebler at indiana dot edu