Tsinghua University – University of Amsterdam Joint Research Centre for Logic


Welcome to the 2020 Tsinghua Interdisciplinary Workshop in Logic, Language and Meaning: Monotonicity in Logic and Language. It is an honour to have you here. Virtual conferences are not alien to most of us during the Covid-19 pandemic. In order for everyone to have a smooth experience of the TLLM 2020 workshop, please follow the instructions below as the meeting manual. 

Instructions for all participants:

  • We will use the Zoom platform. The Zoom meeting Id and password will be sent by email in advance.
  • All participants except the speaker and the moderator will stay muted during talks. But if you can, please leave your video on when listening to a talk: it is much nicer for speakers to see the faces of their audience!
  • If you would like to ask a question during the Q&A session, please notify the moderator by using the ‘raise hand’ function, or the ‘chat’ function; you will then be unmuted (if there is time for questions).
  • There will be three Breakout Room (20 minutes) available after each invited lecture, for discussions about talks or just chatting with friends.
  • If you would like to move to another breakout room than the one you are initially assigned to, you return the main room and ask the moderator to do that. The speaker will always be placed in Breakout Room 1. You may of course also choose not to be in any breakout room.
  • ‘Extra conversation breakout rooms’ are available. Participants can request a new breakout room for a conversation with friends.
  • It is possible to leave the Zoom meeting temporarily and come back for a later talk.
  • For Wechat users: we will create a Wechat group for the workshop; this allows for speedy communication if needed (for example, if some problem with Zoom arises).

Instructions for speakers:

  • Each presentation of a contributed paper will last at most 20 minutes.
  • There are two options for arranging your presentation: 1. The presentation takes 20 minutes with no Q&A session. 2. The presentation takes 15 minutes, with a Q&A session of 5 minutes. 
  • Because the workshop takes place simultaneously in several different time zones, we need to be very strict about keeping the schedule, and therefore we cannot allow talks to take even a minute longer than the allotted time.
  • A first notice will be given 2 minutes before the end of each talk (after 18 minutes): a piece of music will be played, indicating that it’s time to wrap up. When the time is really up (after 20 minutes), the music is played again. 
  • Please note that once the second music is played, the moderator will mute the speaker and stop the screen sharing. 
  • It is highly recommended to prepare slides that can be screen shared for your presentation. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in this workshop!