NASSLLI 2020 @ Brandeis

The ninth North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) will be hosted July 11-July 17, 2020, by Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts (in the Boston area).

The summer school has been providing outstanding interdisciplinary educational opportunities to graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Logic, Philosophy, and other related areas. NASSLLI brings these disciplines together with the goal of producing excellence in the study of how minds and machines represent, communicate, manipulate and reason with information.

NASSLLI represents a community which recognizes that advances in modeling and analyzing the performance of these tasks, as well as automating them, requires the contributions of multiple interrelated disciplines. NASSLLI provides a venue where students and researchers from one domain can learn approaches, frameworks and tools from related disciplines to apply to their own work. Courses offered at NASSLLI range from intensive, graduate level introductory courses to interdisciplinary workshops featuring prominent researchers presenting their work in progress.

NASSLLI 2020 will consist of a series of courses and workshops, most running daily from Monday July 13 - Friday July 17. In addition, there will be intensive training in a small set of foundational topics two days prior to the start of courses (Saturday, July 11). The 2020 NASSLLI will also have a theme - Formal and Computational Pragmatics and Models of Dialogue.

NASSLLI 2020 will be immediately followed by WatchDial - the 24th workshop on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue (SemDial).

The organizing effort is lead by the Brandeis interdisciplinary programs in Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, in collaboration with the departments of Computer Science and Philosophy.