NASSLLI 2020 @ Brandeis

WeSSLLI 2020
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of potential attendees, we will not be hosting NASSLI in the summer of 2020. Instead, we will host the Web Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, WeSSLLI. This will be a fully virtual school, with five classes and no parallel sessions.  The Virtual Student Session will take place on July 11-12, the WeSSLI Courses and Workshops on July 13-17, and Virtual SemDial (WatchDial) will follow on July 18-19.

We are working on hosting a full-scale in-person NASSLLI in the summer of 2021.

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.