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Tbilisi Summer School



                           ANNOUNCEMENT

                      TBILISI SUMMER SCHOOL

                in Language, Logic, and Computation
                     29th August - 8 September 2000

                         Tbilisi, Georgia

The Georgian Centre for Language, Logic, and Speech, based at the Tbilisi
State University, will host Tbilisi Summer School, main purpose of which
is to make the students and young scholars acquainted with the modern state
of affairs in the mentioned fields of science, and - at the same time - to
further contacts and scientific collaboration between Western and Eastern
Scholars.


LECTURERS

Jurij Apresjan, Moscow
Matthias Baaz, Vienna
Pascal Boldini, Paris
Marina Glavinskaja, Moscow
Michel Parigot, Paris
Carl Vogel,Dublin
Andrej Voronkov, Manchester


COURSES

- Foundations of linguistic semantics (Ju.Apresjan)
- On the generalisation of proofs and calculations (M.Baaz)
- Type theories for semantics and cognition (P.Boldini)
- Semantics of aspect (M.Glavinskaja)
- Proofs as programs (M.Parigot)
- Cognitive constraints on linguistic theory. (C.Vogel)
- Logical foundations of deductive databases. (A.Voronkov).


Contact Person
of the Centre on Language, Logic, Speech
at the Tbilisi State University
Address: Dpt. of Language Modelling
         Inst. of Control Systems
         Georgian Academy of Sciences
         34, Gamsakhurdia Av.
         380060 Tbilisi
         Georgia
         Phone: + 995 32 38 21 36
         Fax: + 995 32 94 23 91
         E-mail: chiko@contsys.acnet.ge


SCHEDULE


Tuesday, August 29

12.00 - 13.00                   Opening of the School
18.00 -                         Banquet



Wednesday, August 30

10.00 - 13.00                   M. Parigot. Proofs as programs
13.00 - 14.00                   Lunch
14.00 - 17.00                   Ju. Apresjan. Foundations of linguistic
                                semantics



Thursday, August 31

10.00 - 13.00                   M. Parigot. Proofs as programs.
13.00 - 14.00                   Lunch
14.00 - 17.00                   Ju. Apresjan. Foundations of linguistic
                                semantics.



Friday, September 1

10.00 - 13.00                   M. Glavinskaja. Semantics of aspect.
13.00 - 14.00                   Lunch
14.00 - 17.00                   C. Vogel. Cognitive constraints on
                                linguistic theory.


Saturday, September 2   Recreation (sight-seeing in Tbilisi and environs,
Sunday, September 3               excursion).



Monday, September 4

10.00 - 13.00                   M. Glavinskaja. Semantics of aspect.
13.00 - 14.00                   Lunch
14.00 - 16.00                   C. Vogel. Cognitive constraints on linguistic
                                theory.



Tuesday, September 5

10.00 - 14.00                   A. Voronkov. Logical foundations of deductive
                                databases.
14.00 - 15.00                   Lunch
15.00 - 17.00                   C. Vogel. Cognitive constraints on linguistic
                                theory.

Wednesday, September 6

10.00 - 12.00                   A. Voronkov. Logical foundations of deductive
                                databases.
12.00 - 14.00                   M. Baaz. On the generalization of proofs and
                                calculations.
14.00 - 15.00                   Lunch
15.00 - 17.00                   P. Boldini. Type theories for semantics and
                                cognition.


Thursday, September 7

10.00 - 12.00                   M. Baaz. On the generalisation of proofs and
                                calculations.
12.00 - 14.00                   P. Boldini. Type theories for semantics and
                                cognition.
14.00 - 15.00                   Lunch


Friday, September 8

10.00 - 12.00                   M. Baaz. On the generalization of proofs and
                                calculations.
12.00 - 14.00                   P. Boldini. Type theories for semantics and
                                cognition.
14.00 - 15.00                   Lunch
15.00 - 16.00                   Closing of the School.
18.00                           Banquet



STUDENTS

Besides local audience we shall be glad to see at the School foreign
students also. Participants fee for such persons will amount to $120
(excursion, banquet, reprints, etc.). They could be comfortably
accommodated at Georgian families (with two meals) - $40 per day.




LOCATION AND SIGHTSEEING TOURS

    Georgia is the ancient country situated between Black and Caspian seas,
Caucasus Mountains and Turkey. This is the country of Golden Fleece, myth of
Argonauts, Jason and Medea, Promethee, chained to the Caucasus mountains.
Tbilisi - capital of Georgia - has more than 1 million in habitant. It is
situated some 100-150 km to the south of main Caucasus ridge, in the
beautiful valley of the river Mtkvari, surrounded by the green slopes of the
Caucasus spurs. The city has a long (1500 year) history and abounds in
historical and cultural memorials. Georgia is famous for its high quality
wines, exquisite cuisine and cordial hospitality.

The main site of the Symposium, Tbilisi state University, is the chief
centre of education in the country, and has several outstanding scholars
in science, art and politics among its graduates.

As a route of excursion is chosen the Georgian Military Road going via ancient
capital of Georgia - Mtskheta, with its abundant architectural and historical
monuments, crossing the main ridge of Caucasus by the Cross Pass and reaching
the final point of supposed trip - mountain resort Kazbegi with its Trinity
Church situated on the top of high peak facing the second (after Elbrus)
mountain - peak of Caucasus - Mkinvarcveri (Glacier - mountain).


TRAVEL INFORMATION

The only real way of arrival in Tbilisi is by air. If direct flight from the
point of your departure does not exist, the preferable ways are via Istambul,
Frankfurt or Moscow.


ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

T.Khurodze (Clair, Pro-rector of Tbilisi State University)
R.Asatiani (Institute of Oriental Studies)
N.Chanishvili (Tbilisi State University)
G.Chikoidze (Institute of Control Systems)
K.Pkhakadze (Institute of Applied Mathematics)
Kh.Rukhaja (Institute of Aplied Mathematics).


For additional information, please, use the following address:

George Chikoidze
Dept. of Language Modelling
Inst. of Control Systems
Georgian Academy of Sciences
34, K. Gamsakhurdia
380060 Tbilisi
Georgia
Phone: +9 9532 382136
E- mail: chiko@contsys.acnet.ge