CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI'01), August 13-24, 2001 (Helsinki, Finland)

Ahti Pietarinen
Sun, 1 Jul 2001 23:41:25 +0300 (EET DST)

                     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

       **Registration possible until the start of the event**

   13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
                           ESSLLI 2001

                      University of Helsinki
                        August 13-24, 2001



The 13th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
(ESSLLI'01) takes place at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland,
during two weeks in August, from August 13 until 24.

The ESSLLI Summer Schools are organised under the auspices of FoLLI
(, the European Association for Logic, Language
and Information.

The main focus of the Summer School is the interface between linguistics,
logic and computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses,
workshops and special events cover a wide variety of topics within six
areas of interest:

  * Logic
  * Language
  * Computation
  * Logic and Language
  * Logic and Computation
  * Language and Computation

The number of courses offered is over 50. Previous summer schools have
been highly successful, attracting around 500 students from Europe and
elsewhere. The school has developed into an important meeting place and
forum for discussion for students, researchers and IT professionals
interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and
Information. In addition to courses, workshops and evening lectures, there
will be a Student Session and a social program.


The full scientific program can be found at our home page


Evening Lectures are given by

 * Edward L. Keenan "Spinoza Lecture" (UCLA)
 * Yannis Moschovakis "Vienna Circle Lecture" (UCLA)
 * Keith Devlin (Saint Mary's College, California)
 * Jaakko Hintikka (Boston & Helsinki)
 * Bonnie Webber (Edinburgh)

"Twenty Years of Finite-State Methods", special event organised by Lauri
Karttunen, Kimmo Koskenniemi and Gertjan van Noord.


  "Logic and Games" (Gabriel Sandu and Marc Pauly)

  "Information Structure, Discourse Structure and Discourse Semantics"
   (Ivana Kruijff-Korbayov=E1 and Mark Steedman)

  "Automata and Finite Model Theory"
   (Lauri Hella, Juhani Karhum=E4ki and Kerkko Luosto)

Language and Logic:
  "Choice Functions and Natural Language Semantics"
   (Klaus von Heusinger, Ruth Kempson and Wilfried Meyer-Viol)

Logic and Computation:
  "Coordination and Action"
   (Peter K=FChnlein, Alison Newlands and Hannes Rieser)

Language and Computation:
  "Semantic Knowledge Acquisition and Categorisation"
   (Alessandro Lenci, Simonetta Montemagni and Vito Pirrelli)
  "Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing"
   (Lauri Karttunen, Kimmo Koskenniemi and Gertjan van Noord)
  "Mathematics of Language"
   (Larry Moss and Dick Oehrle)


By plane to Helsinki airport and then a 35-minute nonstop coach or taxi
service to the main railway station. From the railway station 5-minute walk
to the university.

A gateway between East and West, the city of Helsinki (population 1M) is
the capital of Finland and one of the nine European Cities of Culture for
the millennium. It is located at the south coast of Finland, within an
easy reach from the main airports worldwide, or inside Europe by car or
regular train services, or using the ferry services operating within the
Baltic region.

The scientific program of ESSLLI'01 will be held in the University Main
Building, located on the University city campus at the centre of Helsinki.


The accommodation organised by ESSLLI is fully booked now. Please go to to try alternative options.


Please go to and complete the on-line
registration form.


The ESSLLI'01 grant scheme is closed now.


In the weekend preceding ESSLLI, a "Finnish for Foreigners" language
course is organised. During ESSLLI, there will be excursions and other
social events. Helsinki Summer School (
offers special deals for ESSLLI participants who want to choose some
of their courses and earn credits.


The Association for the Mathematics of Language will stage its annual
meeting (MoL7) in conjunction with ESSLLI, in the weekend preceding
ESSLLI (August 10-12). The Formal Grammar Conference will be held in
conjunction with the Mathematics of Language Conference. The registration
fee is 50 euros.

Conference Description and Program:


    Marcus Kracht=09 (Chair) <>
    Jouko V=E4=E4n=E4nen=09 (Logic)
    Bonnie Webber=09 (Language)
    Claude Kirchner=09 (Computation)
    Michael Moortgat=09 (Logic and Language)
    Steffen H=F6lldobler   (Computation and Logic)
    Claire Gardent=09 (Language and Computation)


Please visit ESSLLI'01 Home Page


for updated information concerning the scientific program, registration fee=
and procedures, grants, accommodation, satellite events, and other practica=
information. For further enquiries concerning ESSLLI'01, please contact the
Organising Committee at <>, or write to

  ESSLLI 2001 Secretariat
  c/o Department of Philosophy
  P.O. Box 9
  FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

ESSLLI'01 is organised by the Department of Philosophy (coordinator), the
Department of Mathematics, the Department of General Linguistics, and the
Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki.


    Gabriel Sandu=09(Chair, Philosophy)
    Jouko V=E4=E4n=E4nen=09(Mathematics)
    Fred Karlsson=09(General Linguistics)
    Ilkka Niiniluoto=09(Philosophy)
    Martti Tienari=09(Computer Science)
    Ahti Pietarinen=09(Philosophy, secretariat) <>