BLC Newsletter April 2008

BRITISH LOGIC COLLOQUIUM
Registered Charity No 275541

http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~exr/blc

President           Professor J M E Hyland [Cambridge]
Vice-President      Professor T Williamson FBA FRSE [Oxford]
Treasurer           Professor D Macpherson [Leeds]
Secretary           Dr N Alechina [Nottingham]
                     Dr U Berger [Swansea]
                     Dr E Ritter [Birmingham]
                     Dr G Wilmers [Manchester]

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Dear members,

here is an April newsletter.

Best wishes, Natasha.

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(1) E. W. BETH DISSERTATION PRIZE: 2008 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 

(2) BLC 2008 web page: http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~nza/blc08

(3) NOTICE OF MEETING: Cameleon Logic Seminar, April 23, 
Cambridge. 

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(1) E. W. BETH DISSERTATION PRIZE: 2008 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 2007. 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. Inter-disciplinarity 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, 2007 and December
  31st, 2007. 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 2007 but not written
  in English or not translated will be allowed for
  submission, after translation, also with the call
  next year (for 2008). Respectively, nominations of
  full English translations of theses originally
  written in other language than English and defended
  in 2006 and 2007 will be accepted for consideration
  this year, too.
* Prize
  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 required:
  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 supervisor. The letter of
     nomination should concisely describe the scope and
     significance of the dissertation and state when the
     degree was officially awarded;
  4. 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
  bethaward2008@gmail.com. Hard copy submissions are not
  admitted.
  In case of any problems with the email submission or a lack
  of notification within three working days after submission,
  nominators should write to goranko@maths.wits.ac.za or
  policriti@dimi.uniud.it.
* Important dates
  Deadline for Submissions: April 30th, 2008.
  Notification of Decision: July 15th, 2008.
* Committee :
  - Anne Abeill?? (Universit?? Paris 7)
  - Natasha Alechina (University of Nottingham)
  - Didier Caucal (IGM-CNRS)
  - Nissim Francez (The Technion, Haifa)
  - Valentin Goranko  (chair) (University of the Witwatersrand,
                               Johannesburg)
  - Alexander Koller (University of Edinburgh)
  - Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa)
  - Gerald Penn (University of Toronto)
  - Alberto Policriti (Universit?? di Udine)
  - Rob van der Sandt (University of Nijmegen)
  - Colin Stirling (University of Edinburgh)
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(2) BLC 2008 web page is available at:
http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~nza/blc08

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(3) NOTICE OF MEETING

The Cameleon Logic Seminar will meet on April 23 2008, MR13, Centre  
for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, 9am - 6.30pm.

All interested parties welcome.

For the programme please see www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~tf/nextmeeting.html

For information about Cameleon please see 
www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~tf/cameleon.html
          


           


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