[Humanist] 25.207 events: logic, language, information

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Aug 2 22:23:02 CEST 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 207.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 23:02:25 +0100
        From: Carlos Areces <carlos.areces at gmail.com>
        Subject: NASSLLI 2012: Call for Course and Workshop Proposals - EXTENDEDDEADLINE

North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information 2012

June 18-22, University of Texas at Austin


The fifth NASSLLI (after previous editions at Stanford University,
Indiana University and UCLA) will be hosted at the University of Texas
at Austin, on June 18 - 22, 2012. 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

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 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
* 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) conference.


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