18.596 Beth Dissertation Prize

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 07:01:36 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 596.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2005 06:16:33 +0000
         From: Carlos Areces <carlos_at_science.uva.nl>
         Subject: Beth Dissertation Prize - Call for Submissions

E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: call for submissions.

Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association of 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.=20
Submissions are
invited for 2005. The prize will be awarded to the best dissertation which
resulted in a Ph.D. in the year 2004. The dissertations will be judged on=
impact they made in their respective fields, breadth and originality of the=
and also on the interdisciplinarity of the work. Ideally the winning=20
will be of interest to researchers in all three fields.

Who qualifies: Those who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in the areas of Logic,
Language, or Information between January 1st, 2004 and December 31st, 2004.=
is no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or the university=20
where the
Ph.D. was granted. However, after a careful consideration, FoLLI has=20
decided to
accept only dissertations written in English.

Prize: The prize consists of

=B7 a certificate
=B7 an invitation to present the thesis during ESSLLI 05
=B7 a donation of 2500 euros provided by the E. W. Beth Foundation.
=B7 fee waive for ESSLLI 05 attendance
=B7 the possibility to publish the thesis (or a revised version of it) in=
    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=
    series will be posted on the FoLLI site soon.)

How to submit: We only accept electronic submissions. The following=20
documents are

     1. the thesis in pdf or ps format (doc/rtf not accepted);
     2. a ten page abstract of the dissertation in ascii or pdf format;
     3. a letter of nomination from the thesis supervisor. Self-nominations=
are not
        admitted: each nomination must be sponsored by the thesis=20
supervisor. The
        letter of nomination should concisely describe the scope and=20
        of the dissertation and state when the degree was officially awarded;
     4. two additional letters of support, including at least one letter from=
        referee not affiliated with the academic institution that awarded=20
the Ph.D.

All documents must be submitted electronically to beth_award_at_dimi.uniud.it=
. Hard
copy submissions are not admitted.

If you experience any problems with the email submission or do not receive a
notification from us within three working days, please write to
policriti_at_dimi.uniud.it or folli_at_inf.unibz.it

* Important dates:

        Deadline for Submissions: March 15, 2005.
        Notification of Decision: June 30, 2005.

The prize will be officially assigned to the winner at ESSLLI'05
(http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/), the 17th European Summer School in=20
Language, and Information, to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 9-19,=
Prize winner will be expected to attend the ceremony and to give a=20
presentation of
her/his Ph.D. dissertation at ESSLLI?05.


=B7 Anne Abeill=E9 (Universit=E9 Paris 7)
=B7 Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)
=B7 Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University)
=B7 Nissim Francez (The Technion, Haifa)
=B7 Valentin Goranko (University of Johannesburg)
=B7 Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa)
=B7 Ewa Orlowska (Institute of Telecommunications, Poland)
=B7 Gerald Penn (University of Toronto)
=B7 Alberto Policriti (chair) (Universit=E0 di Udine)
=B7 Christian Retor=E9 (Universit=E9 Bordeaux 1 )
=B7 Rob van der Sandt (University of Nijmegen)
=B7 Wolfgang Thomas (RWTH Aachen)
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