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

Ruy de Queiroz ruy at cin.ufpe.br
Mon May 14 07:07:49 EDT 2012

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.


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 FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer).
For further information on this series see 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 buszko at 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 at amu.edu.pl.

Important dates:

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


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 at 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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