Student Session

The ESSLLI 2021 Student Session will be held online during ESSLLI 2021.

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).

Call for Papers

The Student Session of the 32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place online during ESSLLI 2021 (, held virtually on 26 July - 13 August 2021.

We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation.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. Selected papers will appear in the Student Session proceedings by Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.

Important Dates

Please take note of the following important dates:

  • Submission deadline: April 25, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2021 June 26, 2021
  • Submission of camera-ready extended papers: July 15, 2021 July 21, 2021
  • Conference dates: July, 26 - August 13, 2021


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 2021.
  • 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 2021, the presentations should be different from each other.
  • Submissions should not be longer than 8 pages for a long presentation and 4 pages for a short 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 25th, 2021 (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.


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, the best papers of 2012-2013, and the best papers of 2018 have been published. We aspire to publish forthcoming volumes for 2019–2020 and 2021.

Long/short Presentations

Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for long presentations and one for short presentations.
This means that papers are directly submitted either as long or short. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for short papers, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.

Sponsorship and Prizes

As in previous years, Springer has kindly agreed to sponsor the ESSLLI student session. The best long and best short talk will be awarded Springer book vouchers of 500€ each.

Further Information

Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to:

Kind regards,
The ESSLLI 2021 Student Session Organization Committee

Alexandra Pavlova (TU Wien)
Mina Young Pedersen (University of Bergen)

LoCo co-chairs:
Asta Halkjær From (DTU Compute)
Rafael Kiesel (TU Wien)

LoLa co-chairs:
Dean McHugh (Institute of Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam)
Jonathan Pesetsky (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

LaCo co-chairs:
Alexandra Mayn (Utrecht University)
Anna Wegmann (Utrecht University)