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The fee includes: entrance to the ESSLLI lectures, Evening Lectures, ESSLLI Workshops, Student Sessions, to the reception and coffee breaks, school materials, ESSLLI Party. It does not cover the travel and accomodation expenses. There is no separate fee for a single week, workshop or the student workshop.

Participant Category
(by June 15)
ESSLLI 2018 Students 350 € 450 €
(including members of Research Centers)
450 € 550 €
Non-academics 750 € 850 €
Grammar 2018
Students 30 €
Non-students 80 €


We have organised 2 accommodation options - Student Hostels and rooms in Park Hotel Moskva.


We have reserved approximately 200 places in two hostels that belong to Sofia University (in the neighbourhood "Studentski grad") on the price of 10 euro/night/person. Please note that they provide basic conditions only (with WC and sheets, but no towels). Most of the rooms are double, but there are rooms with three and four beds. Double rooms could be used as a single one at a double price. The hostels are connected to the venue by convenient transport. The student hostels do not provide breakfast or cooking facilities. However there are a lot of places for getting typical local breakfast/lunch/dinner at cheap prices nearby. These places will be provided under the “first come, first served” principle and per week basis only. If you prefer this option please select the period of your stay in the form below and we’ll book it for you. We’ll get in touch with you to confirm where you’ll be accommodated.

Cancellation policy: cancellation possible up to July 6th (except for the bank transfer fee).

Park Hotel Moskva

This is the lecture’s hotel. It is situated in Iztok quarter (see map). From there you can take the metro for 2 stops or you can take a walk through the park for about 20-25 min. We have booked extra rooms for students as well as they come on reasonable prices.

Single standard room: 30 euro
Shared standard room: 19 euro per bed (Note that the avilability of this price depends on the number of participants requested this option and additional fee may be required, if there is no other participant who wants to share a room.)
Double room: 38 euro per room

For reservation, please contact directly the hotel at: marketing@parkhotelmoskva.net with the code ‘ESSLLI 2018’ in the subject line. Also, please indicate type of the room (single or double), preferred room mate and dates of arrival and departure. For guaranteeing reservations, you will be requested to pre-pay 50 % of the overall sum 2 weeks before arrival. The price includes also breakfast, insurance, tourist tax and 9% VAT. Please note that the organisers do not take care of the bookings in Park Hotel Moskva, you need to organise it by yourself.

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Student Hostel 2 Weeks
5-18 August
1 Week
5-11 August
1 Week
12-18 August
          Single room (sold out) 260 € 120 € 120 €
          Bed in shared room (sold out) 130 € 60 € 60 €
Park Hotel Moskva (contact marketing@parkhotelmoskva.net )
I don't need accommodation

*If you need to change your arrival/departure dates and/or need to rebook your accomodation, please contact us also by email to esslli18accomod@bultreebank.org.

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Please select the courses you intend to follow. We know this can be only tentative choice, you change the courses at the summer school.

Each course belongs to one of the following three categories:

  • = Foundational course: yellow
  • = Introductory course: green
  • 𝒜 = Advanced course: blue

Week 1

Slots Language and Computation Language and Logic Logic and Computation Workshops
9:00 – 10:30 Martijn Wieling: Advanced Regression Methods for Linguistics (ℐ) Eric Pacuit: Reasoning in Games: Players as Programs (𝒜) Richard Booth and Giovanni Casini: New Developments in Belief Revision (𝒜)
Diego Valota and Serafina Lapenta: Handling Vagueness in Logic, via Algebras and Games (ℐ) Zoran Ognjanovic and Dragan Doder: Logics with Probability Operators (𝒜)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Elisabetta Jezek: The Lexicon: an Interdisciplinary Introduction (ℱ) Claire Beyssade and Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie: Meaning, Prosody and Commitment (ℐ) Philippe Balbiani: Spatio-Epistemic Logics: When Knowledge Meets Geometry (ℐ) Timm Lichte and Christian Wurm: Ambiguity: Perspectives on Representation and Resolution (𝒲)
James Pustejovsky: Computational Models of Events (𝒜) Ivan Varzinczak: Introduction to Description Logics (ℐ)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Jakub Dotlacil and Adrian Brasoveanu: Computing Dynamic Meanings: Building Integrated Competence-Performance Theories for Semantics (𝒜) Valentin Goranko: Logics for Epistemic and Strategic Reasoning in Multi-Agent Systems (𝒜) Dmitry Chistikov and Christoph Haase: Linear Arithmetic: Geometry, Algorithms, and Logic (𝒜) Kata Balogh and Wiebke Petersen: Bridging Formal and Conceptual Semantics (𝒲)
Stefan Evert: Distributional Semantics – A Practical Introduction (ℐ) Benjamin Spector: Current Topics in the Semantics and Pragmatics of Plural Expressions (ℐ) Gabriella Pigozzi and Leon van der Torre: Multi-Agent Deontic Logic: Reasoning About Normative Multi-Agent Systems (𝒜)
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 – 16:50 Student Session
17:00 – 18:30 Erhard Hinrichs and Daniël de Kok: Neural Dependency Parsing of Morphologically-Rich Languages (𝒜) Dorit Abusch and Mats Rooth: Formal Semantics of Pictorial Narratives (𝒜) Eric Pacuit: Aggregating Judgements: Logical and Probabilistic Approaches (ℱ) Sandra Kübler and Heike Zinsmeister: Annotation in Digital Humanities (annDH): How Can Linguistics/Computational Linguistics Help with Annotation in DH (𝒲)
Gregory Scontras: Probabilistic Language Understanding (ℐ) Rainer Osswald and Wiebke Petersen: Semantic Modeling with Frames (ℐ) Zoé Christoff and Pavel Naumov: Social Networks for Logicians (ℐ)

Week 2

Slots Language and Computation Language and Logic Logic and Computation Workshops
– 10:30
Petya Osenova and Kiril Simov: Treebanks, Linguistic Theories and Applications (ℱ) Jonathan Ginzburg and Ye Tian: Facial Displays and Their Dialogical Meanings (𝒜) Tin Perkov: Modal Logics of Provability and Interpretability (𝒜)
Thierry Declerck and John P. McCrae: Introduction to Linked Open Data in Linguistics (ℐ) Dov M. Gabbay and Massimiliano Giacomin: Introduction to Formal Argumentation (ℐ) Filippo Bonchi, Marcello Bonsangue and Jurriaan Rot: Coalgebraic Methods for Automata (CoMA) (ℐ)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Carlos Ramisch, Agata Savary & Aline Villavicencio: Multiword Expressions in a Nutshell (ℐ) Daniel Lassiter and Thomas Icard: Causal Models in Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology (ℐ) Ronald de Haan: Computational Social Choice and Complexity Theory (ℐ) Preslav Nakov: NLP in the Era of Big Data, Deep Learning, and Post Truth (𝒲)
Lorenz Demey and Hans Smessaert: Introduction to Logical Geometry (ℐ) Can Basket: An Introduction to Paraconsistent Logic and its Applications (ℐ)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Michael Franke and Michael Henry Tessler: Probabilistic Modeling and Bayesian Data Analysis in Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics (𝒜) Agata Renans and Jacopo Romoli: Plurality: Theoretical and Experimental Perspective (𝒜) Anupam Das and Thomas Powell: Introduction to Proof Theory (ℱ)
Kilian Evang: Cross-lingual Semantic Parsing (ℐ) Dan Zeman: Problems and Arguments in Relativist Semantics (ℱ) Stefano Borgo and Oliver Kutz: Logic, Ontology and Planning: the Robot’s Knowledge (ℐ)
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 – 16:50 Student Session
17:00 – 18:30 Ivan Vulić & Nikola Mrkšić: Word Vector Space Specialisation (𝒜) Roumyana Pancheva and Alexis Wellwood: Non-Canonical Comparatives: Syntax-semantics and Psycholinguistics (𝒜) Pavel Naumov: Strategies, Knowledge, and Know-How (ℐ) Shane Steinert-Threlkeld and Jakub Szymanik: Quantity in Language and Thought (𝒲)
Friederike Moltmann: Natural Language Ontology (𝒜) Raul Fervari and Fernando R. Velázquez-Quesada: Modal Logics for Model Change (𝒜)


Please select which excursion you would like to join:

Plovdiv (38 euro), 11 August
Rila Monastery (35 euro), 12 August



I want to pay now (the selected items will be included in your proforma invoice):

Formal Grammars fee

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A POS terminal for online payments is available. The interface supports VISA and MASTER CARD payments. The participants who register to pay by credit card will receive payment instructions by email after submitting this form.


Starting from 5 August 2018, payments with credit-card and cash payments in Bulgarian local currency (BGN), EUR and USD will be accepted at the venue.


Fees can be paid by bank transfer to the following bank account:

IBAN: BG20 FINV 9150 1215 9363 79
BANK ACCOUNT HOLDER: Associacion of Computational Linguistics (Shoumen, Bulgaria),
    82, Tzar Ivan Alexadar str., 9700 Shoumen, Bulgaria (VAT number of ACL: BG 837107196)
BANK: First Investment Bank (Bulgaria, Shoumen)
BANK ADDRESS: 9700 Shoumen

Please indicate: Event name, participant name, invoice number. /For ex: ESSLLI 2018, Natalia Petrovna, invoice# 2018000002/

The registration fee in full should reach our bank account; all bank transfer charges should be covered by the sender.


After submitting the form you will receive an email confirming your registration. The submission may take a while, please wait until you see a confirmation message.

Along with the confirmation email you will also receive a proforma invoice with details about the payment. As soon as we receive and process your payment, we will also send you the final invoice.

We're looking forward to seeing you in Sofia.
Thanks for registering for ESSLLI 2018!