[TYPES/announce] ESSLLI 2023: Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

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Call for Course and Workshop Proposals

34th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information – ESSLLI 2023

31 July–11 August, 2023, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Important Dates

13 January 2023: Course Title submission deadline (mandatory)
20 January 2023: Final submission
3 March 2023: Notification


Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information
(FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
(ESSLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, where the school was virtual,
it runs in a different European country each year. It takes place over two
weeks in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both
introductory and advanced levels, and attracts around 400 participants
from all over the world.

Since 1989, ESSLLI has been providing outstanding interdisciplinary
educational opportunities in the fields of Computer Science, Cognitive
Science, Linguistics, Logic, Philosophy, and beyond. It comes from a
community which recognizes that advances in our common areas require the
contributions of multiple interrelated disciplines.

The main focus of ESSLLI is the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive
ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of
topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation,
Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also
organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at
the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited evening

Topics and Format

Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2023 are invited in all
areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computer Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and
innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered
daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses
should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses,
e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one. In such cases,
the ESSLLI program committee reserves the right to accept just one of the
two proposals.

All instructional and organizational work at ESSLLI is performed
completely on a voluntary basis, so as to keep participation fees to a
minimum. However, organizers and instructors have their registration fees
waived, and are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses up to a
level to be determined and communicated with the proposal notification.
ESSLLI can only guarantee reimbursement for at most one course/workshop
organizer, and cannot guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs for
lecturers or organizers from outside of Europe. The ESSLLI organizers
would appreciate any help in controlling the School's expenses by seeking
partial or complete coverage of travel and accommodation expenses from
other sources.


Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

Foundational Courses

Such courses are designed to present the basics of a research area, to
people with no prior knowledge in that area. They should be of elementary
level, without prerequisites in the course's topic, though possibly
assuming a level of general scientific maturity in the relevant
discipline. They should enable researchers from related disciplines to
develop a level of comfort with the fundamental concepts and techniques of
the course's topic, thereby contributing to the interdisciplinary nature
of our research community.

Introductory Courses

Introductory courses are central to ESSLLI's mission. They are intended to
introduce a research field to students, young researchers, and other
non-specialists, and to foster a sound understanding of its basic methods
and techniques. Such courses should enable researchers from related
disciplines to develop some comfort and competence in the topic
considered. Introductory courses in a cross-disciplinary area may
presuppose general knowledge of the related disciplines.

Advanced Courses

Advanced courses are targeted primarily to graduate students who wish to
acquire a level of comfort and understanding in the current research of a


Workshops focus on specialized topics, usually of current interest.
Workshop organizers are responsible for soliciting papers and selecting
the workshop program. They are also responsible for publishing proceedings
if they decide to have proceedings.

Proposal Guidelines

Course and workshop proposals should closely follow these guidelines to
ensure full consideration.

Course and Workshop proposals can be submitted by no more than two
lecturers/organizers and they are presented by no more than these two
lecturers/organizers. All instructors and organizers must possess a PhD or
equivalent degree by the submission deadline.

Course proposals should mention explicitly the intended course category.
Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the intended level, for
example as it relates to standard textbooks and monographs in the area.
Proposals for advanced courses should specify the prerequisites in detail.

Proposals of Courses given at ESSLLI the previous year will have a lower
priority of being accepted in the current year.

Proposals must be in PDF format include all of the following:

  1.  Personal information for each proposer: Name, affiliation, contact
address, email, homepage (optional)
  2.  General proposal information: Title, category
  3.  Contents information:

     *   Abstract of up to 150 words

     *   Motivation and description (up to two pages)

     *   Tentative outline

     *   Expected level and prerequisites

     *   Appropriate references (e.g. textbooks, monographs, proceedings,

  1.  Information on the proposer and course:

     *   Will your course appeal to students outside of the main
discipline of the course?

     *   Include information on your experience in the intensive one-week
interdisciplinary setting

     *   Include evidence that the course proposer is an excellent lecturer

  1.  Information from workshop organizers:

     *   Include information on relevant preceding meetings and events, if

     *   Include information about potential external funding for

Submission Information

By January 13, 2023: You are asked to submit in EasyChair at least the
name(s) of the instructor(s), the ESSLLI area+course level and a short

By January 20: Your submission must be completed by uploading a PDF with
the actual proposal as detailed above.

Submission Portal

Please submit your proposals to

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If there is enough interest, ESSLLI will provide information on private
child care services available during the summer school.

EACSL Sponsorship

The EACSL will support one Logic and Computation course or workshop
addressing topics of interest to Computer Science Logic (CSL) conferences.
The selected course or workshop will be designated an EACSL
course/workshop in the programme. If you wish to be considered for this,
please indicate so in your proposal.

Organizing Committee

Slavko Žitnik (University of Ljubljana) (chair)

Špela Vintar (University of Ljubljana)

Timotej Knez (University of Ljubljana)

Mojca Brglez (University of Ljubljana)

Matej Klemen (University of Ljubljana)

Aleš Žagar (University of Ljubljana)

Program Committee

Juha Kontinen (University of Helsinki) (chair)

Kaja Dobrovoljc (University of Ljubljana) (local co-chair)

Area Chairs Language and Computation (LaCo)

Kilian Evang (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Miryam de Lhoneux (KU Leuven)

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld (University of Washington)

Area Chairs Language and Logic (LaLo)

Ivano Ciardelli (University of Padua)

Agata Renans (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Jacopo Romoli (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Area Chairs Logic and Computation (LoCo)

Natasha Alechina (Utrecht University)

Alessandra Palmigiano (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Lutz Straßburger (Inria Saclay & École Polytechnique)

ESSLLI Steering Committee

Darja Fiser (University of Ljubljana) (chair)

Phokion Kolaitis (University of California, Santa Cruz) (vice-chair)

Roman Kuznets (TU Wien)

Petya Osenova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Sofia University)

Jakub Szymanik (University of Amsterdam)

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