CFP: Call for course proposals for 2020 North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019


The ninth North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) will be hosted from July 12-July 17, 2020, by Brandeis University in Waltham, MA (in the Boston area). The summer school is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Logic, Philosophy, AI, and other related areas. NASSLLI brings these disciplines together with the goal of producing excellence in the study of how minds and machines represent, communicate, manipulate and reason with information.

NASSLLI 2020 will consist of a series of courses and workshops, most running daily from Monday July 13 - Friday July 17. In addition, there will be intensive mini-courses the day prior to the start of courses (Sunday July 12). The 2020 NASSLLI will also have a theme - Formal and Computational Pragmatics and Models of Dialogue.

We invite proposals for courses and workshops that address topics of relevance to NASSLLI's central goal. Appropriate areas for courses include but are not limited to: semantics; pragmatics; computational linguistics; cognitive science; formal methodologies for the study of language and information; methods for data collection and analysis; logic and its applications; game and decision theory and their applications; philosophy of language; philosophy of mind. We particularly encourage submissions which address the theme (Formal and Computational Pragmatics and Models of Dialogue), and those representing cross-disciplinary approaches, especially courses showing the applicability of computational methods to theoretical work, and the use of theoretical work in practical applications. Courses involving a hands-on component (e.g., actual experience with NLP tools, coding, or machine learning algorithms) will be very welcome. NASSLLI welcomes a variety of approaches and methodologies (logics, cognitive and computational modeling, formal semantics/pragmatics, machine learning, experimental approaches) as long as the material is relevant to language, information or communication.

Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) during the week of the summer school.  Sunday mini-courses will run for 3 to 5 hours.

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