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E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize: 2012
new call for nominations


Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information, http://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 2011. The dissertations will be judged on technical depth and strength, originality, and impact made in at least two of three fields of Logic, Language, and Computation. Interdisciplinarity 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, 2011 and December 31st, 2011. 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 2011 but not written in English or not translated will be allowed for submission, after translation, also with the call next year (for dissertations defended in 2012). The present call for nominations for the E.W. Beth Disertation Award 2012 will also accept nominations of full English translations of theses originally written in another language than English and defended in 2010 or 2011.

Prize.

The prize consists of:


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 buszko@amu.edu.pl. Hard copy submissions are not admitted. In case of any problems with the email submission or a lack of notification within three working days, nominators should write to buszko@amu.edu.pl.

Important dates:

Deadline for Submissions: May 1, 2012. Extended: June 30, 2012.
Notification of Decision: July 31, 2012.

Explanation:

Due to some technical obstacles, the first call for nominations was announced on the site of FoLLI in the beginning of March 2012 but not widely distributed through mailing lists. Therefore we essentially prolong the deadline now. We ask all potential nominators to inform the chair earlier by a mail to buszko@amu.edu.pl, even before having completed the required documents.

Committee:

Chris Barker (New York)
Wojciech Buszkowski (chair) (Poznan)
Dale Miller (Palaiseau)
Larry Moss (Bloomington)
Ian Pratt-Hartmann (Manchester)
Ruy de Queiroz (Recife)
Giovanni Sambin (Padua)
Rob van der Sandt (Nijmegen)
Rineke Verbrugge (Groningen)
Heinrich Wansing (Bochum)


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