[Humanist] 23.716 call for nominations: dissertation prize

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 716.
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Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:23:11 +0000
From: Richard Moot <Richard.Moot at labri.fr>
Subject: E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2010 call for nominations

E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2010 call for nominations

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information,
http://www.folli.org) awards the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding
dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite
submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree in
the year 2009. The dissertations will be judged on technical depth and
strength, originality, and impact made in at least two of three fields of
Logic, Language, and Computation. Interdisciplinarity is an important
feature of the theses competing for the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize.

Who qualifies.

Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in
the areas  of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st, 2009 and
December 31st, 2009. There is no restriction on the nationality of the
candidate or the university where the Ph.D. was granted. After a careful
consideration, FoLLI has decided to accept only dissertations written in
English. Dissertations produced in 2009 but not written in English or not
translated will be allowed for submission, after translation, also with the
call next year (for 2010). The present call for nominations for the E.W.
Beth Dissertation Award 2010 will also accept nominations of full English
translations of theses originally written in another language than English
and defended in 2008 or 2009.


The prize consists of:

-a certificate

-a donation of 2500 euros provided by the E.W. Beth Foundation

-an invitation to submit the thesis (or a revised version of it) to the
FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer). For
further information on this series see the FoLLI site.

How to submit.

Only electronic submissions are accepted. The following documents are

1. The thesis in pdf or ps format (doc/rtf not accepted);

2. A ten page abstract of the dissertation in ascii or pdf format;

3. A letter of nomination from the thesis supervisor. Self-nominations are
not admitted: each nomination must be sponsored by the thesis supervisor.
The letter of nomination should concisely describe the scope and
significance of the dissertation and state when the degree was officially

4. Two additional letters of support, including at least one letter from a
referee not affiliated with the academic institution that awarded the Ph.D.

All documents must be submitted electronically to buszko at amu.edu.pl. Hard
copy submissions are not admitted. In case of any problems with the email
submission or a lack of notification within three working days, nominators
should write to buszko at amu.edu.pl.

Important dates:

Deadline for Submissions: April 30, 2010.Notification of Decision: July 20, 2010.

Committee :

Natasha Alechina (Nottingham)
Lev Beklemishev (Moscow)
Wojciech Buszkowski (chair) (Poznan)
Didier Caucal (IGM-CNRS)
Nissim Francez (Haifa)
Alexander Koller (Saarbruecken)
Alberto Policriti (Udine)
Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)
Rob van der Sandt (Nijmegen)
Colin Stirling (Edinburgh)
Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
Heinrich Wansing (Dresden)

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