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Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
August 4-15, 2008

European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
August 4 - 15, 2008
Newsletter no. 1
31 October 2007

Dear subscribers to the ESSLLI newsletter:

We shall keep you informed via the ESSLLI newsletter about the developments in the preparation of ESSLLI 2008. The newsletters will be sent out at least once a month, probably more often as ESSLLI 2008 approaches. For further information, please check our webpage at

If you have any questions about ESSLLI 2008, please send an e-mail to the coordinating e-mail address
  • The programme of ESSLLI 2008 has been fixed. There will be five foundational courses, 22 introductory courses, 13 advanced courses and ten workshops. The 50 ESSLLI courses have been distributed to the two weeks. A complete list of courses and a preliminary schedule distributing the courses and workshops over the two weeks is available at
  • The organizers of ESSLLI 2008 are aware that the total cost of ESSLLI participation (i.e., the sum of travel expenses, accommodation expenses and the registration fee) is a major factor in the decision to attend ESSLLI. It is still too early to make any predictions about the registration fee, but we have been actively working on keeping the total costs low: The local organizers have arranged for very affordable student accommodation in student dorms. Hamburg is connected to 100 destinations in Europe by budget and low-price airlines (Air Berlin, Germanwings, Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, easyJet, flybe). In addition to that, we have arranged a deal with Lufthansa which allows participants of ESSLLI 2008 to get a 10 to 20% discount on all flights of Lufthansa to Hamburg for ESSLLI 2008. More information on the total costs will be available on the webpage.
  • The European Association for Theoretical Computer Science has officially endorsed ESSLLI 2008. Springer Verlag has agreed to sponsor the student session book prize (as in past years). We are currently talking to various other national and international potential sponsors to support the organization of ESSLLI 2008. A complete list of the current sponsors can be found at
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