1st North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information with the 11th Logic, Language, and Computation Colloquium

Stanford, CA
June 24-30, 2002

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The first North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) will take place at Stanford University from the 24th to the 30th of June. It will be followed by the eleventh Logic, Language, and Computation Colloquium (LLC) at CSLI, the program of which will be integrated with the school.

The thematic focus of NASSLLI is modeled on that of its European sister event, ESSLLI, and it lies in the interface between linguistics, logic, and computation. Courses, ranging from foundational and introductory to advanced, cover a variety of topics within six areas of interest: Logic, Computation, Language, Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic.

The courses are intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in linguistics, computer science, philosophy and psychology, as well as postdoctoral students, IT professionals, and faculty seeking to extend their knowledge of the field.

NASSLLI is a student initiative and is intended to serve as a pilot event for community building in this interdisciplinary area. Schools of this kind have enjoyed immense success in Europe. For instance, last year's ESSLLI had over 500 participants, many of them from North America. We hope that this year's NASSLLI will prove what we suspect is the case: that a lively community of students and faculty exists at the Logic, Language, and Information interface in North America.

Statement from our lead sponsor

As Executive Director of CSLI, the lead sponsor of this first NASSLLI conference, I am pleased to welcome you all here. I am delighted that CSLI has been able to help bring this event about. Much of what will be discussed at this meeting formed the research core around which CSLI was formed in 1983. As a logician who moved from many years of research into axiomatic set theory to multidisciplinary work about information flow, I firmly believe that the main future of logic lies in its applications to and interactions with other areas, particularly those involving information flow, communication, and computation. I therefore take great personal pleasure in seeing this conference take place here at Stanford.

Keith Devlin, Ph.D.
Executive Director