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Subject: [ E-CFP ] Call for Proposals: NASSLLI 2014 / North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
From: <prich_(on)_andrew.cmu.edu>
Date received: 18 Jun 2013
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Start date: 23 Jun 2014

NASSLLI 2014 North American Summer School in Logic, Language and
Information 2014 http://nasslli2014.com/

June 23-27 2014, University of Maryland, College Park


The sixth NASSLLI (after previous editions at UT Austin, Stanford
University, Indiana University and UCLA) will be hosted at the
University of Maryland, College Park, June 23-27 2014. The summer
school, aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in
a wide variety of fields, is loosely modeled on the long-running
ESSLLI series in Europe. It will consist of a number of courses
and workshops, selected on the basis of proposals. By default,
courses and workshops meet for 90 minutes on each of five days.

Proposals are invited for courses or workshops 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 would include e.g. logics for communication,
computational semantics, modal logics, game theory and decision
theory, dynamic semantics, machine learning, Bayesian cognitive
modeling, probabilistic models of language and communication, and
automated theorem proving. We encourage potential course or
workshop contributors to check out previous programs at:

* http://nasslli2012.com/
* http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/nasslli04/program.html
* http://www.stanford.edu/group/nasslli/
* http://www.indiana.edu/~nasslli/2003/program.html
* http://www.indiana.edu/~nasslli/

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,
NASSLLI 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 15-17 and June 23-25 2012. Previous
such associated meetings have included the Dynamic Epistemic
Logic Workshop, the Mathematics of Language conference, and the
Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge (TARK)

Submission Details:

Submissions should be submitted using EasyChair
(https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nasslli2014), and
should indicate

1) person(s) in charge of the course/workshop and affiliation(s)
2) type of event (one week course or workshop, 90 min a day)
3) course/workshop title
4) an outline of the course/workshop up to 500 words
5) Special equipment (if any) needed to teach the course (beamer,
   computer ...)
6) a statement about the instructor's experience in teaching in
   interdisciplinary settings
7) 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 can only guarantee paid
accommodation for one instructor per course. Where need arises,
we hope to be able to reimburse instructors for reasonable travel
expenses. However, 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. We must also stress
that while proposals from all over the world are welcomed, the
Summer School can in general expect only to reimburse travel
costs for travel from destinations within North America to
Maryland, although exceptions can be made depending on the
financial situation.

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.

Schedule: September 1 2013 - Review of course proposals will
begin; we will continue to accept proposals until the schedule is
filled; October 1 2013 - Course/workshop proposers notified of
p.c. decisions; May 15, 2014 - Material for courses available for

Local Organizers and Program Committee: The local organizer for
NASSLI 2014 is Eric Pacuit. The Program Committee is co-chaired
by Thomas Icard (Stanford) and Mandy Simons (CMU). The full
committee will be announced soon on the NASSLI 2014 website.

Contact Information: For questions relating to proposals and
proposal submission, send email to pc_(at)_nasslli2014.com For
questions relating to local organization, send email to

Standing NASSLLI Steering Committee: David Beaver, University of
Texas, Austin Phokion Kolaitis, UC Santa Cruz and IBM Almaden
Research Center Lawrence S. Moss, Indiana University Valeria de
Paiva , Rearden Commerce, Inc. Stuart Shieber, Harvard University
Moshe Vardi, Rice University

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