[TYPES/announce] NASSLLI 2012: CfPart

Joey Frazee jfrazee at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Dec 15 11:07:17 EST 2011

NASSLLI 2012 is Open for Registration!

The fifth North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, NASSLLI 2012, will be hosted at the University of Texas at Austin, on June 18-22, 2012.


NASSLLI is a one-week summer school aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in Philosophy, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology and related fields, especially students with interdisciplinary interests or whose research crosses traditional boundaries between these subject areas. The summer school is loosely modeled on the long-running ESSLLI series in Europe and will consist of 5 sessions of 90 minute courses each day during the week of June 18-22, followed by a Turing Symposium on June 23 celebrating the first centenary of Alan Turing's birth, and the 13th Texas Linguistics Society conference on June 23, 24.


* Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam / Stanford University): Logical Dynamics of Information and Interaction
* Craige Roberts (The Ohio State University): Questions in Discourse
* Noah Goodman (Stanford University): Stochastic Lambda Calculus and its Applications in Semantics and Cognitive Science
* Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh): Combinatory Categorial Grammar: Theory and Practice
* Chris Potts (Stanford University): Extracting Social Meaning and Sentiment
* Catherine Legg (University of Waikato): Possible Worlds: A Course in Metaphysics (for Computer Scientists and Linguists)
* Adam Lopez (Johns Hopkins University): Statistical Machine Translation
* Eric Pacuit (Stanford University): Social Choice Theory for Logicians
* Valeria de Paiva (Rearden Commerce) & Ulrik Buchholtz (Stanford University): Introduction to Category Theory
* Adam Pease (Rearden Commerce): Ontology Development and Application with Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO)
* Ede Zimmermann (University of Frankfurt): Intensionality
* Thomas Icard (Stanford University): Surface Reasoning
* Nina Gierasimczuk (University of Groningen): Belief Revision Meets Formal Learning Theory
* Robin Cooper (Göteborg University) & Jonathan Ginzburg (University of Paris): Type Theory with Records for Natural Language Semantics
* Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam) & Floris Roelofsen (University of Amsterdam): Inquisitive Semantics
* Shalom Lappin (King's College London): Alternative Paradigms for Computational Semantics
* Tandy Warnow (University of Texas at Austin): Estimating Phylogenetic Trees in Linguistics and Biology
* Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart / University of Texas at Austin) & Mark Sainsbury (University of Texas at Austin): Vagueness and Context
* Steve Wechsler (University of Texas at Austin) & Eric McCready (Osaka University): Meaning as Use: Indexicality and Expressives

Special Presentations

* Pranav Anand (University of California at Santa Cruz)
* Nicholas Asher (IRIT, CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier)
* Martin Davis (Emeritus NYU)
* Robert King (University of Texas at Austin)
* Oleg Kiselyov (FNMOC)
* Kevin Knight (USC/Information Sciences Institute)
* Sarah Murray (Cornell University)
* Chung-chieh Shan (Cornell University)
* Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh)
* More to be announced...


* Turing Symposium: June 23
* Texas Linguistics Society Conference: June 23, 24
* More to be announced...

Registration fees: academic discount rate $175; professional rate $400. Student scholarships will be available for 50 students (http://nasslli2012.com/scholarships; application deadline: February 29). Scholarships include registration and may include a further subsidy for travel and accommodation.

NASSLLI instructors present both basic and advanced work in their disciplines, so courses appeal not only to graduate students and exceptionally advanced undergraduates, but also to post-docs and researchers in related fields. The summer school provides a unique opportunity for students to learn from prominent scholars and meet others from the active community of interdisciplinary philosophy, computer science, linguistics and psychology researchers in the US and Europe.

We expect over 200 participants, and in addition to classes in the daytime, the evenings will have social events and plenary lectures. UT Austin is a large research university in Austin, Texas which is widely agreed to be one of the most exciting cities in the US and is the self-styled "Live Music Capital of the World." We aim to make NASSLLI fun.

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