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LINGUIST List 20.1038

Tue Mar 24 2009

FYI: E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: deadline extension

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        1.    Alexander Koller, E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: deadline extension

Message 1: E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: deadline extension
Date: 20-Mar-2009
From: Alexander Koller <kollermmci.uni-saarland.de>
Subject: E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: deadline extension
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E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2009 call for submissions

Since 2002, FoLLI (the European Association for Logic, Language, and
Information, www.folli.org) awards the E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize
to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and
Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which
resulted in a Ph.D. degree in the year 2008. The dissertations will be
judged on technical depth and strength, originality, and impact made
in at least two of the three fields of Logic, Language, and
Computation. Interdisciplinarity is an important feature of the
theses competing for the E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize.

Who qualifies?

Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree
in the areas of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st,
2008 and December 31st, 2008. There is no restriction on the
nationality of the candidate or the university where the Ph.D. was
granted. After a careful consideration, FoLLI has decided to accept
only dissertations written in English. Dissertations produced in 2008
but not written in English or not translated will be allowed for
submission, after translation, also with the call next year (for
2009). Respectively, nominations of full English translations of
theses originally written in other language than English and defended
in 2007 and 2008 will be accepted for consideration this year, too.


The prize consists of:
- a certificate
- a donation of 2500 euros provided by the E. W. Beth Foundation.
- an invitation to submit the thesis (or a revised version of it) to
the new series of books in Logic, Language and Information to be
published by Springer-Verlag as part of LNCS or LNCS/LNAI. (Further
information on this series is available on the FoLLI site)

How to submit.

Only electronic submissions are accepted. The following documents are

- the thesis in pdf or ps format (doc/rtf not accepted);
- a ten page abstract of the dissertation in ascii or pdf format;
- a letter of nomination from the thesis supervisor. Self-nominations
are not admitted: each nomination must be sponsored by the thesis
supervisor. The letter of nomination should concisely describe the
scope and significance of the dissertation and state when the
degree was officially awarded;
- two additional letters of support, including at least one letter
from a referee not affiliated with the academic institution that
awarded the Ph.D. degree.

All documents must be submitted electronically to:


Hard copy submissions are not admitted. Inc ase of any problems with the
email submission or a lack of notification within three working days after
submission, nominators should write to gorankomaths.wits.ac.za or
policritidimi.uniud.it, with a cc to bethaward2008gmail.com.

Important dates:

Extended (strict) deadline for submissions: April 7, 2009.
Notification of decision: July 1, 2009.


Anne Abeillé (Université Paris 7)
Natasha Alechina (University of Nottingham)
Wojciech Buszkowski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan)
Didier Caucal (IGM-CNRS)
Nissim Francez (The Technion, Haifa)
Valentin Goranko (chair) (University of the Witwatersrand,
Alexander Koller (Saarland University)
Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa)
Gerald Penn (University of Toronto)
Alberto Policriti (Università di Udine)
Rob van der Sandt (University of Nijmegen)
Colin Stirling (University of Edinburgh)

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics

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