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The 19th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, organized by Trinity College, takes place in Dublin, Ireland, August 6-17, 2007.

The ESSLLI Summer Schools are organized under the auspices of FoLLI, the European Association for Logic, Language and Information.

The main focus of ESSLLI is 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 these three fields.

The 19th edition of ESSLLI offers

  • 42 courses
  • 6 workshops
  • a student session
  • evening lectures

The courses will be given by leading scholars and are organized into three interdisciplinary areas

  • Language & Computation
  • Language & Logic
  • Logic & Computation

The courses generally consist of 5 one-a-day, 90 minute sessions, and are offered at 3 levels: foundational, introductory, and advanced.

Foundational courses cover elementary subjects of a foundational nature. They presuppose no background knowledge, and 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 neighbouring disciplines, thus encouraging the development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.

Advanced courses enable participants to acquire more specialized knowledge about topics they are already familiar with.

The 6 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. The workshops generally will have a format whereby speakers present accepted papers.

The Student Session has the aim of providing 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.

The Evening lectures will be given by renowned figures in the field.

While the above-mentioned formal academic events are important, not to be neglected is the opportunity to meet and talk to many people from the field, over a two week period, whether it be in Trinity College's rather beautiful green spaces, or jeek by jowl in any of the pubs, cafes and restaurants with which its environs teem !

Previous ESSLLI summer schools have been highly successful, attracting around 500 participants from Europe and elsewhere.