The Beth Dissertation Prize is to go ahead in 2020 with a deadline extension to 30th of April 2020. Nominations are welcome for the best dissertations in the areas of logic, language and information, resulting in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2019.
The 32nd ESSLLI summer school is postponed to 2021, due to the spread of CV-19. The Beth Prize will be awarded either through a virtual ceremony in 2020 or a presentation in ESSLLI 2021. The winner will be announced in early July 2020.
For details about the qualifications and the prize, see http://www.folli.info/?page_id=74.
Only digital submissions are accepted. The following documents are to be submitted in the nomination dossier:
- The original dissertation in pdf format (ps/doc/rtf etc. not acceptable). - A ten-page English abstract of the dissertation, presenting the main results of each chapter. - A letter of nomination from the dissertation supervisor, which concisely describes the scope and significance of the dissertation, stating when the degree was officially awarded and the members of the Ph.D. committee. Nominations should contain the address, phone and email details of the nominator. - Two additional letters of support, including at least one from a referee not affiliated with the academic institution that awarded the Ph.D. degree, nor otherwise related to the nominee (e.g. former teachers, supervisors, co-authors, publishers or relatives) or the dissertation. - Self-nominations are not possible.
All pdf documents must be submitted electronically, as one zip file, via EasyChair by following the link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bdp2020.
In case of any problems or questions please contact the chair of the committee Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (m.sadrzadeh at ucl.ac.uk <mailto:m.sadrzadeh at ucl.ac.uk>).
Beth dissertation prize committee 2020:
Samson Abramsky (University of Oxford) Maria Aloni (University of Amsterdam) Alexander Clark (Kings College London) Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford University) Robin Cooper (University of Gothenburg) Guy Emerson (University of Cambridge) Katrin Erk (University of Texas at Austin) Arash Eshghi (Hariot-Watt University) Sujata Ghosh (ISI, Chennai) Davide Grossi (Universities of Groningen and Amsterdam) Chris Haase (University College London) Aurelie Herbelot (University of Trento) Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona) Reinhard Muskens (University of Amsterdam) Laura Rimmell (Deep Mind) Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (University College London, chair) Matthew Stone (Rutgers) Jouko Vaananen (University of Helsinki) Noam Zeilberger (Ecole Polytechnique)
Since 2002, the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI) has been awarding the annual E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Logic, Language, and Information (http://www.folli.info/?page_id=74), with financial support of the E.W. Beth Foundation (https://www.knaw.nl/en/awards/funds/evert-willem-beth-stichting/evert-willem-beth-foundation).
-- Dr. Aurelie Herbelot Researcher, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences University of Trento http://aurelieherbelot.net/
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