[TYPES/announce] Call for Bids: ESSLLI 2014

Sophia Katrenko sophia_katrenko at gmx.de
Mon Sep 24 06:06:56 EDT 2012

Call for Bids to Host the 26-th ESSLLI, 2014

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The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) and 
the ESSLLI Standing Committee invite proposals to host the 26-th 
European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information 
(ESSLLI), to be held in August 2014. 

* The ESSLLI Summer School * 

ESSLLI is a summer school which takes place two weeks in the 
summer, every year since 1989. The school hosts approximately 50 
courses at both introductory and advanced level, and convokes 
around 500 participants each year from all over the world. 

The main focus of the program of the summer schools is the 
interface between linguistics, logic and computation. Courses, 
both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics 
within the combined areas of interest: Language and Computation, 
Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation. Workshops are also 
organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of 
issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of 
invited lectures. 

Detailed information about the ESSLLI organization can be found in 
the ESSLLI general guide, and the organizing and program committee 
guides. The guides can be obtained via the Standing Committee 

* Submission Procedure * 

At this time we seek draft proposals from prospective bidders. 
Based on an evaluation of the draft proposals, promising bidders 
will be asked to provide additional information for the final 
selection procedure. The ESSLLI Standing Committee (SC), in 
consultation with the management board of FoLLI, will finally 
select the site, the organizing committee, and the program 
committee, and supervise the subsequent organization. 

* Draft Proposals * 

Draft proposals should identify a target site, date and organizing 
team with a chair who will be responsible for the overal 
organization. The organization committee is responsible for all 
matters having to do with the practical organization. Draft 
proposals should at least include information on: 

- Location (accessibility; school venue; accommodation and 
- Proposed dates and organizing team 
- Endorsement by hosting organization 
- Local Language, Logic, and Computation community 
- Meeting and accommodation venues; audiovisual equipment 
- Catering and reception facilities; social program 
- Budget estimates 

* Proposal Assessment * 

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria 

- Experience of organizing team, involvement in previous ESSLLIs 
- Local endorsement 
- Appropriateness of proposed dates 
- Accessibility and attractiveness of proposed site 
- Adequacy of campus facilities for the anticipated 
number of registrants 
- Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services 
in an appropriate range of price categories and close 
to the conference facilities 
- Adequacy of budget projections 
- Geographical and national balance with regard to meetings in 
the decade prior to 2012: Nancy (2004), Edinburgh (2005), 
Malaga (2006), Dublin (2007), Hamburg (2008), Bordeaux (2009), 
Copenhagen (2010), Ljubljana (2011), Opole 2012, Duesseldorf (2013). 

* Important Dates * 
- October 15, 2012, draft proposal due 
- October/November, 2012, SC provides feedback 
- December 31, 2012, final proposal due 
- January 28, 2013, bid selected at ESSLLI SC meeting 
- August 10, 2013, OC and PC progress report 
- August, 2014, 26-th ESSLLI 

Information about FoLLI and ESSLLI can be found at: http://www.folli.org.
If you want to consult the ESSLLI guidelines, 
or have any other queries about drafting your bid, please contact 
Sophia Katrenko or Paul Dekker. Draft proposals should be sent to: 

Paul Dekker 
ILLC/Department of Philosophy 
Universiteit van Amsterdam 
The Netherlands 
+31 (0)20 5254541 
p.j.e.dekker at uva.nl

Sophia Katrenko
Utrecht University
The Netherlands
sophia at katrenko.com

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