The 17th European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information, organized by Heriot-Watt
University, takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 8-19,
The ESSLLI Summer Schools are organized under the
auspices of FoLLI, the Association for Logic, Language and
The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between
linguistics, logic and computation. 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 previous editions of ESSLLI the courses covered
a wide variety of topics within six areas of interest: Logic, Computation,
and Computation, Computation and Language, Language
Foundational courses aim to provide
truly introductory courses into a field. The courses presuppose absolutely
no background knowledge. In particular, they should be accessible
to people from other disciplines.
Introductory courses are intended
to equip students and young researchers with a good understanding
of a field's basic methods and techniques, and to allow experienced
researchers from other fields to acquire the key competences of neighboring
disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary
Advanced courses are intended
to enable participants to acquire more specialized knowledge about
topics they are already familiar with.
Workshops are intended to encourage
collaboration and the cross-fertilization of ideas by stimulating
in-depth discussion of issues which are at the forefront of current
research in the field. In these workshops, students and researchers
can give presentations of their research.
In addition to courses and workshops there are evening lectures, a student session and
a number of satellite events (to be announced later). The aim of
the student session is to provide Masters and PhD students with an
opportunity to present their own work to a professional audience,
thereby getting informed feedback on their own results. Unlike workshops,
the student session is not tied to any specific theme.
Previous ESSLLI summer schools have been highly
successful, attracting around 500 participants from Europe and elsewhere.