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[PVS] Call for Bids, ESSLLI 2011



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 * Call for Bids to Host the 23-th ESSLLI, 2011 *
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The Association for Logic, Language and Computation (FoLLI) and
the ESSLLI Standing Committee invite proposals to host the 23-nd
European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
(ESSLLI), to be held in August 2011.


 *** 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
secretary.


 *** 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
    facilities)
 -> 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
    opportunities
 -> Budget estimates


 *** Proposal Assessment ***

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria
(unordered):

 -> 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 2011: Helsinki (2001), Trento (2002),
    Wien (2003), Nancy (2004), Edinburgh (2005), Malaga (2006),
    Dublin (2007), Hamburg (2008), Bordeaux (2009), Copenhagen (2010)


 *** Important Dates ***

 -> September 11, 2009, call for bids posted
 -> November 6, 2009, draft proposals due
    November/December, 2009, SC provides feedback
 -> January 31, 2010, final proposals due
 -> February 28, 2010, bid selected at ESSLLI SC meeting
 -> August 14, 2010, OC and PC progress report
 -> August, 2011, 23-nd 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:

    Sophia Katrenko            Paul Dekker
    Informatics Institute    ILLC/Department of Philosophy
    Faculty of Science        Faculty of Humanities
    Universiteit van Amsterdam

    Kruislaan 419            Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
    NL-1098 VA  Amsterdam    NL-1012 CP Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    +31 (0)20 525 6786        +31 (0)20 5254541
    +31 (0)20 525 6896 (fax)    +31 (0)20 5254503 (fax)
    katrenko@science.uva.nl    p.j.e.dekker@uva.nl