Call for Course Proposals Closed: Thursday July 15, 2004

Unfortunately, the deadline for submitting proposals for ESSLLI 2005 has passed.. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's decision no later than Wednesday September 15, 2004.

All Courses

Courses are taught by 1 or maximally 2 lecturers. They typically consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week course). Each session lasts 90 minutes. Courses are given on three levels.

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming any background knowledge. They are intended for people to get acquainted with the problems and techniques of areas new to them. Ideally, they should allow researchers from other fields to acquire the key competences of neighboring disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary research community. Foundational courses may presuppose some experience with scientific methods in general, so as to be able to concentrate on the issues that are germane to the area of the course.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the activities of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students and young researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic methods and techniques. Introductory courses in, for instance, language and Computation, can build on some knowledge of the component fields; e.g., an introductory course in computational linguistics should address an audience which is familiar with the basics of linguistics and computation. Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of the course as compared to standard texts in the area (if available).

ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses should specify the prerequisites in some detail.

TIMETABLE for the Submission of Course Proposals

  • Jul 15, 2004: Proposal Submission Deadline (Closed)
  • Sep 15, 2004: Notification (Closed)
  • Nov 15, 2004: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s) information, course description and prerequisites (Closed)
  • Jun 1, 2005: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material (Closed)


The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their work. A workshop centers around a specific theme and the organizers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give a general introduction in the first session. A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 minutes.

Workshop organizers are responsible for the program of the workshop, i.e., for finding speakers. Each organizer will be responsible for producing a Call for Papers for the workshop by November 15, 2004. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community. It should also note that all workshop contributors must register for the Summer School.

TIMETABLE for the Submission of Workshop Proposals:

  • Jul 15, 2004: Proposal Submission Deadline (Closed)
  • Sep 15, 2004: Notification (Closed)
  • Nov 15, 2004: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers (by ESSLLI PC chair) (Closed)
  • Dec 1, 2004: Workshop organizers send out (First) Call for Papers
  • Mar 15, 2005: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
  • May 1, 2005: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
  • May 15, 2005: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Program
  • Jun 1, 2005: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of Workshop notes (Closed)
  • Jun 1, 2005: Deadline for Final Workshop Program (Closed)

Further Information

To obtain further information, visit the ESSLLI site through http://www.folli.org/. For the previous summer school in Nancy, please see the web site for ESSLLI 2004 at http://esslli2004.loria.fr/. And for the next summer school in Malaga, Spain, please see the web site for ESSLLI 2006 at http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es.

© ESSLLI 2005 Organising Committee 2005-07-26