Student Session

Student Session

Exciting news! 

The ESSLLI 2020 Student Session will merge with the WeSSLLI 2020 Virtual Student Session!


  • Iverina Ivanova won the best paper prize with her talk titled "Assessing the Effect of Text Type on the Choice of Linguistic Mechanisms in Scientific Publications". This year we have 2 best poster prizes! Danielle Dionne with her poster
    "”She Has a Tattoo Where ?’ : Cross-Linguistic Differences in Scalar Implicature Calculation" and William Thomas with the poster "The Discourse Effect of "Just" in Imperative and Interrogative Utterances" won the best poster Springer awards. Congratulations!
  •  The Proceedings of the WeSSLLI and ESSLLI Student Session are published.
  • Notification of acceptance deadline has been postponed until June 23!
  • Registration for WeSSLLI (including ESSLLI Virtual Student Session) and WatchDial is now open! Please register here for WeSSLLI, WatchDial, or both. The registration fee is $10. We will send you information for joining the event(s) shotly before the start of WeSSLLI on Saturday June 11.
  • The ESSLLI 2020 Student Session will merge with the WeSSLLI 2020 Virtual Student Session (except for the reviewing process). Authors may also be interested in submiting to the WeSSLLI Student Session if they prefer to submit a 2-page abstract rather than a 4-page or 8-page paper. See submission details for more information.
  • Despite postponing ESSLLI to 2021, the student session will be held online this year (July 11-12, 2020). The reviewing process will start as planned after the submission deadline (the 4th of May 23.59).
  • The best papers will be published in a special Springer volume in the LNCS series together with the best papers of the Student Session 2019!

The ESSLLI 2020 Student Session should have been held during ESSLLI 2020 at Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, between the dates of August 2 – 14, 2020, but now it will merge with the WeSSLLI 2020 Virtual Student SessionJuly 11-12, 2020

The Student Session is a forum for PhD and Master students to present their research at the interfaces of logic, language and computation. It features three tracks: Logic & Computation (LoCo), Logic & Language (LoLa), and Language & Computation (LaCo).

Important Dates

Please take note of the following important dates:

Submission deadline: April 1, 2020  April 19, 2020 May 4, 2020

Notification of acceptance: June 12, 2020 June 16, 2020  June 23, 2020

Submission of camera-ready extended papers: July 7, 2020

Conference dates: July 11-17, 2020, Online! (together with the WeSSLLI 2020 Virtual Student Session)

Call for Papers

Deadline for submissions: April 1, 2020  April 19, 2020 May 4, 2020

  • About: We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters. Selected papers have regularly been appearing in the Student Session proceedings published by Spinger ( This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.
  • Oral/Poster Presentations: Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations and one for posters. This means that papers are directly submitted either as oral presentations or as poster presentations. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.
  • Sponsorship and Prizes: Springer generously supports the ESSLLI Student Session by offering prizes for a total of 1000€ in Springer books. The best poster and the best talk will each be awarded Springer book vouchers of 500€ each. The prizes are awarded based on the reviews of the submission as well as the oral/poster presentation.
  • ESSLLI 2020 will feature a wide range of foundational and advanced courses and workshops in all areas of Logic, Language, and Computation. For further information, including registration information and course listings, and for general inquiries about ESSLLI 2020, please consult the main ESSLLI 2020 page.


Below you can find the submission and publication policies for the Student Session.

Submission policies:

  • All authors must be students, i.e., authors may not have received their PhD degree before August 2020.
  • Submissions may be singly or jointly authored. No one may submit more than one singly and one jointly authored paper.
  • If a student wants to submit both to the Student Session and to another workshop hosted by ESSLLI 2020, the presentations should be different from each other.
  • Submissions should not be longer than 8 pages for an oral presentation and 4 pages for a poster presentation (including examples and references).
  • Submissions must be in PDF format. We strongly recommend to use the LNCS Springer class files for LaTeX2e, since accepted papers will have to be written in this format for the proceedings (See below for more information). If you do not use this template, make sure that your submission meets the following criteria: DIN A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm), 4.5 cm top margin, 4 cm right margin, 6.5 cm bottom margin, 5 cm left margin, Helvetica, 10 pts.
  • Submissions must be anonymous. That is, the submitted PDF file is not allowed to contain any information by which the author(s) can be identified, e.g., no author names.
  • Submissions must be received by April 1, 2020  April 19, 2020 May 4, 2020 (by 23:59 GMT time) and must be submitted through EasyChair.

Publication policies:

  • If a paper has been accepted for the program of the Student Session but the author(s) cannot attend the Student Session and present their work, the paper might not be accepted for publication.
  • Accepted papers will have to be written in LaTeX in standard LNCS format (10 pts), by using the Springer class files for LaTeX2e (You can find more information about this format here).
  • Authors are expected to improve their papers according to the the reviewers comments and suggestions.


Attendance of the ESSLLI 2020 Virtual Student Session including presenting a poster or a talk requires registering for WeSSLLI 2020. Students presenting at ESSLLI 2020 Student Session will have access to all courses taught at WeSSLLI 2020

Registration for WeSSLLI (including ESSLLI Virtual Student Session) and WatchDial is now open! Please register here for WeSSLLI, WatchDial, or both. The registration fee is $10.


Extended versions of accepted papers will be available as online proceedings.

Springer volumes in the LNCS series with the best papers of 2008-2009, the best papers of 2010-2011, best papers of 2012-2013, and the best papers of 2018 have been published. We aspire to publish forthcoming volumes for 2019–2020.


The organisation of this year’s Student Session is done by:


Alexandra Pavlova (TU Wien)

LoCo co-chairs:

Rafael Kiesel (TU Wien)

Mina Young Pedersen (University of Bergen)

LoLa co-chairs:

Dean McHugh (Institute of Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam)

Jonathan Pesetsky (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

LaCo co-chairs:

Eugénio Ribeiro (L²F – Spoken Language Systems Laboratory, INESC-ID Lisboa Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)

Alexandra Mayn (Saarland University)


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