The Third International Tbilisi Symposium
on Language, Logic and Computation

Batumi, Georgia
September 12-16, 1999

In 1999, the Tbilisi International Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, will be held in the Black Sea coast resort Chakvi (near Batumi) from 12th to 16th of September. The Symposium is organized by the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech (Tbilisi State University), in conjunction with the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the University of Amsterdam. The 1999 meeting is the third installment of a series of biannual Symposia. The first meeting was held in the Georgian mountain resort Gudauri and the second took place in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi. The Third Symposium is dedicated to the memory of the prominent Georgian logician Shalva Pkhakadze.

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The Symposium welcomes papers on current research in all aspects of Linguistics, Logic and Computation, including but not limited to:

In line with the main trend in this field we strongly encourage the submission of papers concerning applications of logic to computation and the application of logic and computation to language description and modelling.

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Important dates

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In parallel with the Symposium three tutorials are given by outstanding scholars for students and post-graduates. These tutorials are explicitly meant to address interdisciplinary issues in the fields of logic and language, algebraic logic, and computation and morphology. See the program for more detailed information.

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Related Events

The Symposium will be immediately preceded by the Conference on Logical Programming and Automatic Reasoning (LPAR) which will be held in Tbilisi from 6th to 10th of September 1999. Some of its participants plan to be present on the both forums.

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Invited Speakers

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Lecturers for Tutorials

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Scientific Committee

D. de Jongh (University of Amsterdam)
Th. Gamkrelidze (Tbilisi State University)
A. Voronkov (Uppsala University)
A. Anisimov (Kiev State University)
Ju. Apresjan (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow)
J. van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)
W. Blok (University of Illinois at Chicago)
N. Chanishvili (Tbilisi State University)
R. Cooper (Göteborg University)
Ju. Ershov (Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk)
J. Ginzburg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
R. Goldblatt (Victoria University of Wellington)
E. Hajicova (Charles University, Prague)
L. Jablonskij (Moscow State University)
Z. Khasidashvili (Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva)
V. Matrosov (Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk)
H. Ono (JAIST, Ishikawa)
B. Partee (University of Massachusetts)
G. Sambin (University of Padua)
E. Vallduvi (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
C. Vogel (Trinity College, Dublin)

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Organizing Committee

I. van Loon (University of Amsterdam, Chair)
P. Dekker (University of Amsterdam)
G. Erbach (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken)
V. Finn (Institute for Scientific & Technical Information, Moscow)
G. Gaprindashvili (University of Minnesota)
T. Kutsia (Institute of Symbolic Computation, University of Linz)
D. Pearce (GmbH, Saarbrücken)
E. Tavadze-Melini (Royal Technical High School, Stockholm)
T. Khurodze (pro-rector of the Tbilisi State University, Chair)
J. Antidze, R. Asatiani, M. Abashidze, G.Bezhanishvili, R. Grigolia,
E. Soselia, L. Chkaidze, G. Chikoidze, L. Godabrelidze,
N. Javashvili, L. Lortkipanidze, M. Tandashvili
(all Georgian Academy of Sciences)
Kh. Rukhaia, K. Phkhakadze, N. Shengelaia (Tbilisi State University)
D. Baladze, M. Putkaradze, N. Soselia (Batumi University)

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The participant's fee is 200 EURO. This fee is not obligatory for participants from Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. The costs for accommodation, including two meals a day, are 40 EURO per day. Prices for accommodation may fluctuate in the future.

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Batumi can be reached in two ways:

A visa can be obtained at the airport. All participants will get a letter of invitation to facilitate the procedure of getting a visa.

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Georgia is an ancient country situated between Black and Kaspian Seas, Caucasus Mountains and Turkey. This is the country of the Golden Fleece, myth of Argonauts, Jason and Medea, Promethee, chained to the Caucasus Mountains. Georgia is famous for its high quality wines, exquisite cuisine and cordial hospitality.

The Symposium will be hosted by the Tbilisi State University, the chief centre of education in the country which has several outstanding scholars in science, art and politics among its graduates. The conference's venue---Batumi University---is the main educational centre of the region.

The Symposium will be held in Chakvi, a sea resort near Batumi, which is the main city of Georgian subtropical region Adjara. Batumi is encircled by the Black Sea resorts: Makhindjauri, the Green Cape, Tsikhisdziri, aand Kobuleti. The environment of the city abounds with citric and tea plantations, magnolia, palm, eucalyptus and bay tree groves. Near the Green Cape the famous Botanical Garden is situated. The climate is mild, seawater warm, the bathing season lasts from May to October. The symposium site as well as the hotel is:

Chakvi Hotel "Oasis"
Phone: +995 3222 402030/407619/587419
Fax: +995 3222 75870

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Registration and information

For information about registration, please contact Ingrid van Loon (address below). For more information one may also contact:

George Chikoidze

Ingrid van Loon

Dept. of Language Modelling
Inst. of Control Systems
Georgian Academy of Sciences
34, K. Gamsakhurdia
380060 Tbilisi

Institute for Logic,
Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
NL-1018 TV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

phone: +995 32 382136
fax: +995 32 942391

phone: +31 20 525 6051
fax: +31 20 525 5206

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About Georgia

Web sites: Some pictures of Georgia's Capital Tbilisi

Travel guide:
"Georgia; The Bradt Travel Guide" by Tim Burford (published by Bradt in 1999); ISBN I 898323 98 4

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