News Archives 2020
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8 July 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Jim de GrootSpeaker: Jim de Groot (Australian National University)Title: Modal Intuitionistic Logics as Dialgebraic LogicsLocation: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
1 July 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Joseph McDonald, Kentarô YamamotoSpeaker: Joseph McDonald (ILLC), Kentarô Yamamoto (UC Berkeley)Title: Choice-Free Duality for Orthocomplemented LatticesLocation: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
26 June 2020, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Leïla BussièreSpeaker: Leïla BussièreLocation: Online, via ZoomFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35158/.
26 June 2020, ABC Networking Day 2020Location: Online
The ABC Networking Day provides you with the opportunity to discover all research treasures that ABC holds, and connect with other ABC researchers. All researchers (PhDs, post-docs, assistant/associate/full professors) are invited to attend and actively participate.
The Networking Event will consist of:
* ABC Pitch talks: Flash talks that are all about getting to know each other, to foster fresh collaborations, and, possibly, to team-up for grant proposals. In small groups you present your research and/or listen to and discuss all the great research ABC has to offer
* Networking session: in an informal atmosphere, the discussions continue in break-out rooms. These are small gatherings focused on a certain topic or just to get to know each other, it’s up to you!For more information, see https://abc.uva.nl/content/events/conferences/2020/06/abc-day-2020.html.
25 June 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Thomas Bolander and Lasse DissingSpeaker: Thomas Bolander and Lasse DissingTitle: Implementing Theory of Mind on a Robot Using Dynamic Epistemic LogicLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/06/lira-session-online-only-thomas-bolander-and-lasse-dissing/.
24 June 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Wesley HollidaySpeaker: Wesley Holliday (UC Berkeley)Title: From choice-free Stone duality to choice-free model theory?Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
Note: this seminar starts one hour later than usual.
18 June 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jörg EndrullisSpeaker: Jörg EndrullisTitle: Syllogistic Logic with “Most”Location: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/02/lira-session-jorg-endrullis/.
17 June 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Laurent De RudderSpeaker: Laurent De Rudder (Université de Liège)Title: Slanted Canonicity of Analytic Inductive InequalitiesLocation: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
12 June 2020, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Fausto CarcassiSpeaker: Fausto CarcassiTitle: The emergence of monotone quantifiers via iterated learningLocation: Online, via ZoomFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35149/.
11 June 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Tobias BlankeSpeaker: Tobias BlankeTitle: Where are the humanities in AI research? – a research agendaLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/05/lira-session-online-only-tobias-blanke/.
10 June 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Luca CaraiSpeaker: Luca Carai (New Mexico State University)Title: Temporal interpretation of intuitionistic quantifiers (Joint work with G. Bezhanishvili)Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
5 June 2020, Meaning, Logic and Cognition (MLC) seminar, Sonia RamotowskaSpeaker: Sonia RamotowskaTitle: Individual differences in semantic representations: The case of most and more than halfLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35157/Individual-differences-in-semantic-representations-The-case-of-most-and-more-than-half or contact Milica Denic at m.denic at uva.nl.
4 June 2020, LIRa session (online only), Adam BjorndahlSpeaker: Adam BjorndahlTitle: Almost-logicLocation: online.For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/06/lira-session-online-only-adam-bjorndahl/.
3 June 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Matías MenniSpeaker: Matías Menni (Conicet and Universidad Nacional de La Plata)Title: Separable MV-algebras (Joint work with V. Marra)Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
28 May 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Chenwei ShiSpeaker: Chenwei Shi (Department of Philosophy, Tsinghua University, Beijing)Title: Logic of Convex Order (Joint work with Yang Sun)Location: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/05/lira-session-online-only-chenwei-shi/.
22 May 2020, Causal Inference LabTitle: Causal Inference Lab reading groupLocation: Online, via Zoom
The Causal Inference Lab reading group will meet on Friday to discuss Sven Lauer & Prerna Nadathur (forthcoming), Causal necessity, causal sufficiency, and the implications of causative verbs [click here for the pdf].
All those with an interest in causal inference are very welcome to attend. To join the meeting, click https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/96825069179.
14 May 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Alexandru BaltagSpeaker: Alexandru BaltagTitle: From known correlations to the logic of continuous dependenceLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/05/lira-session-online-only-alexandru-baltag/.
13 May 2020, Pacmed internship presentation / Cool Logic seminar, Flavia Nährlich, Giovanni CinaSpeaker: Flavia Nährlich, Giovanni CinaTitle: Comparative Illusions - How one sentence can challenge fundamental principles in linguisticsLocation: Online / Zoom
At 18:00, there will be a short presentation about research internships offered by Amsterdam-based company Pacmed (https://pacmed.ai/en), and at 18:30 Flavia Nährlich will give a talk on Comparative Illusions - How one sentence can challenge fundamental principles in linguistics. The Zoom meeting ID will be provided on the cool logic website shortly before the talk.
Certain comparative sentences like "More people have been to Russia than I have." are known as so-called comparative illusions. Native speakers of English judge these statements as acceptable, i.e. report that they are proper English sentences with a coherent interpretation. However, it turns out that people struggle to articulate that interpretation. In fact, it is not clear at all if there is a coherent meaning that we can assign or where the illusion of grammatical correctness originates from. This challenges some of our most basic assumptions about language architecture, like that we perceive sentences veridically, interpret them fully and that sentence form and meaning are tightly coupled. During the talk, I will present a possible solution for all these problems, the category mismatch hypothesis, I developed based on existing experimental data and some German examples.
13 May 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Luca SpadaSpeaker: Luca Spada (Università degli Studi di Salerno)Title: Are locally finite MV-algebras a variety? (Joint work with M. Abbadini)Location: Online (Zoom Meeting ID 922-5064-0302)
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/92250640302
12 May 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar and TULIPS, Tadeusz LitakSpeaker: Tadeusz Litak (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)Title: Describable Nuclea, Negative Translations and Extension StabilityLocation: Online (registration required)
11 - 13 May 2020, The 19th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2020), OnlineLocation: Online
AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally-respected archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems.
AAMAS-2020 will take place online on 11-13 May 2020, with all talks being freely available to everyone (including several contributions by ILLC researchers!).For more information, see https://underline.io/conferences/19.
8 May 2020, MLC Seminar, Causal Inference LabSpeaker: Causal Inference Lab
MLC Seminar presented by members of the Causal Inference Lab
Speaker: Ivar Kolvoort, Patricia Mirabile and Dean McHugh.For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35146/.
7 May 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Anthia SolakiSpeaker: Anthia SolakiTitle: A logical formalisation of False Belief Tasks (joint work with Fernando Velázquez-Quesada)Location: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/03/lira-session-anthia-solaki-2/.
1 May 2020, DIP Colloquium, Prerna NadathurSpeaker: Prerna Nadathur (Düsseldorf)Title: Causal dependence in ability and actualityLocation: Online, via ZoomFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35156/Causal-dependence-in-ability-and-actuality or contact Dean McHugh at d.m.mchugh at uva.nl.
1 May 2020, COMSOC Video Seminar, Piotr Faliszewski and Clemens PuppeSpeaker: Piotr Faliszewski (Kraków) and Clemens Puppe (Karlsruhe)Title: Drawing a Map of Elections in the Space of Statistical Cultures / TBALocation: Online
30 April 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Carlo ProiettiSpeaker: Carlo ProiettiTitle: DEL for Abstract Argumentation (joint work with Antonio Yuste-Ginel)Location: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/03/lira-session-carlo-proietti-3/.
29 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Guram BezhanishviliSpeaker: Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University)Title: Modal logic and measurable cardinalsLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg.
29 April 2020, CoSaQ reading groupLocation: Zoom
We will meet to discuss chapter 6 form Anthea Schöller’s dissertation "How Many are many? Exploring Context-Dependence of few and many with Probabilistic Computational Models".
You can join us vis Zoom: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/99989094626.
28 - 29 April 2020, Workshop "Quantum & Beyond"Location: Online
The meeting “Quantum and Beyond” on 28 and 29 April 2020, is devoted to recent logical and foundational investigations that have been inspired by quantum theory. After the pioneering approach of Birkhoff and von Neumann in the Thirties, the quantum theoretic formalism has suggested the development of new logical ideas that have been successfully applied to different fields: fuzzy and epistemic logics, quantum information and quantum computation theories, semantics of natural and artistic languages, pattern recognition and machine learning, cognitive sciences.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/quantum8beyond/.
24 April 2020, MLC Seminar, Ciyang QingSpeaker: Ciyang QingTitle: A new taxonomy of positive forms of gradable adjectivesLocation: Online, via ZoomFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35145/.
24 April 2020, COMSOC Video Seminar, Vincent Conitzer and Edith ElkindSpeaker: Vincent Conitzer (Duke) and Edith Elkind (Oxford)Title: Computational Social Choice for Moral Artificial Intelligence / Keeping Your Friends Close: Land Allocation with FriendsLocation: Online
24 April 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading groupLocation: Zoom
23 April 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Ilaria Canavotto and Eric PacuitSpeaker: Ilaria Canavotto and Eric PacuitTitle: Merging STIT and counterfactual logicLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/03/lira-session-ilaria-canavotto-2/.
21 April 2020, Computability Theory and Applications Online Seminar, Ted SlamanSpeaker: Ted Slaman (University of California, Berkeley, USA)Title: Recursion Theory and Diophantine ApproximationLocation: Online / Zoom
This is the first announcement of a new weekly online seminar series on Computability Theory and Applications that is scheduled to start on 21 April 2020 on the conference platform Zoom.
17 April 2020, MLC Seminar, EXPRESS groupSpeaker: EXPRESS groupFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35144/.
16 April 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yu WeiSpeaker: Yu WeiTitle: Quantifier-free Epistemic Term-Modal Logic with AssignmentsLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/02/lira-session-yu-wei/.
15 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Sebastian EnqvistSpeaker: Sebastian Enqvist (Stockholms universitet)Location: Online
14 April - 8 December 2020, Training SURF-systems for researchLocation: Online
Do you want to work with our systems, but do you lack the required knowledge? We regularly organize hands-on system trainings at our SURF office in Amsterdam.
Trainings will take place online until further notice due to the COVID-19 regulations.For more information, see https://www.surf.nl/en/agenda/training-surf-systems-for-research or contact training at surfsara.nl.
10 April 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading groupLocation: Online
The Causal Inference Lab will meet online this Friday to discuss Jonathan Phillips, Jamie Luguri & Joshua Knobe (2015), Unifying morality’s influence on non-moral judgments: The relevance of alternative possibilities [doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.08.001]
All those with an interest in causal inference are very welcome to attend.
8 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, cancelledSpeaker: Hoang Kim Nguyen (Universität Regensburg)
3 April 2020, DIP Colloquium, cancelledSpeaker: Heather Burnett (CNRS)For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35155/.
1 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Johannes Marti (online0Speaker: Johannes MartiTitle: Unification in coalgebraic modal logicsLocation: Online
30 March - 1 April 2020, Workshop "The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction"Location: OnlineDeadline: Sunday 26 January 2020
Argumentation and exchange of information help groups to coordinate, deliberate and decide. On the other hand, debates often generate detrimental large-scale phenomena such as polarization, informational cascades and echo-chambers, where the behavior of entire groups shifts in seemingly irrational ways.
Understanding the deep mechanisms of informational and social influence that underlie these phenomena in the age of social media is a challenge that engages methods from different disciplines, including philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer and social sciences and psychology.
This workshop brings together scholars with different theoretical approaches. Its broader aim is to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms that determine the behavior of individuals in a social context from multiple perspectives. The workshop will last two and a half days. The first half-day of it will be dedicated to an introductory seminar on abstract argumentation, held by Professor Pietro Baroni (Brescia).
Due to the spreading of COVID-19, this workshop will be held online as a video-conference-only.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/workshop-arginfoexchange/home or contact Carlo Proietti at c.proietti at uva.nl.
27 March 2020, MLC Seminar, Patricia Mirabile (online)Speaker: Patricia MirabileTitle: Abductive conditionals as a test case for inferentialismLocation: Online, via Zoom
Patricia Mirabile, a new PostDoc at the ILLC, will present this Friday via Zoom at the Meaning, Language and Cognition (MLC) seminar. To join the meeting, please click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/703591008For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35143/ or contact Dean McHugh at d.m.mchugh at uva.nl.
27 March 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading group (online)Location: Online, via Zoom
The Causal Inference Lab reading group will meet this Friday to discuss two papers on the problem of causal selection (determining how people select, from a myriad of events, only some as causes). We will discuss two papers: Julia Driver (2008), Attributions of causation and moral responsibility [copy of book chapter], and Christopher Hitchcock & Joshua Knobe (2009), Cause and norm [doi:10.5840/jphil20091061128] [preprint].
Everyone with an interest in causal inference is very welcome to join!
26 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), cancelledSpeaker: Roberto GiuntiniFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/02/lira-session-carlo-proietti-2/.
20 March 2020, MLC Seminar, Milica DenićSpeaker: Milica DenićTitle: Complexity/informativeness trade-off in the domain of indefinite pronounsLocation: Online
This talk will be delivered in an online-only format, via the platform Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/773519367.
20 March 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, cancelled
19 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Mina Young Pedersen (online)Speaker: Mina Young PedersenTitle: Logical analyses of polarization and echo chamberLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/03/lira-session-mina-young-pedersen/.
18 March 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, cancelled
18 March 2020, DiP Colloquium, cancelledFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35150/.
17 March 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, cancelled
16 March 2020, AUC Logic Lectures Series, cancelledFor more information, contact Dora Achourioti at t.achourioti at uva.nl.
13 March 2020, Cool Logic, Flavia NährlichSpeaker: Flavia NährlichTitle: Comparative Illusions - How one sentence can challenge fundamental principles in linguistics.Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Certain comparative sentences like "More people have been to Russia than I have." are known as so-called comparative illusions. Native speakers of English judge these statements as acceptable, i.e. report that they are proper English sentences with a coherent interpretation. However, it turns out that people struggle to articulate that interpretation. In fact, it is not clear at all if there is a coherent meaning that we can assign or where the illusion of grammatical correctness originates from. This challenges some of our most basic assumptions about language architecture, like that we perceive sentences veridically, interpret them fully and that sentence form and meaning are tightly coupled. During the talk, I will present a possible solution for all these problems, the category mismatch hypothesis, I developed based on existing experimental data and some German examples.
13 March 2020, MLC Seminar, cancelledFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/.
13 March 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading groupLocation: Room F2.02 (Post-Doc meeting room), ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The Causal Inference Lab reading group will meet this Friday afternoon to discuss the problem of causal selection (when moral and other factors influence what events are selected as causes). We will discuss Thomas Icard, Jonathan Kominsky & Joshua Knobe's 2017 paper 'Normality and actual causal strength' [doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.01.010] [preprint]
Everyone with an interest in causal reasoning is very welcome to join the discussion.
12 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Michael MäsSpeaker: Michael Mäs (Department of Sociology and the ICS, University of Groningen)Title: Do Filter Bubbles Foster Opinion Polarization?Location: Online
LIRa has switched to an online-only format, using the platform zoom.us. Contact ansolaki at gmail.com in case you have questions about the new format. The link for the e-seminar session is: https://zoom.us/j/424666901?pwd=RDEydDA5dEszV3p4Tmc2ZHo4YlNudz09For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/02/lira-session-michael-mas-2/.
11 March 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Marianna GirlandoSpeaker: Marianna Girlando (Inria Saclay - LIX)Title: Nested sequents for the logic of conditional beliefLocation: Room F3.20, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
11 March 2020, DiP Colloquium / Logic of Conceivability Seminar, cancelledFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35140/.
10 March 2020, joint EXPRESS-DiP Colloquium, cancelledFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35151/ or contact Leila Bussiere at bussiere at sequitur.eu.
6 March 2020, Anne Troelstra Memorial Event 2020Location: The Euler room, Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre, Sciencepark 105, 1098 XG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On Friday the 6th of March the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation is organising a memorial event in honour of Anne Troelstra.For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Workshops/troelstra2020/ or contact Benno van den Berg at bennovdberg at gmail.com.
5 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dean McHughSpeaker: Dean McHughTitle: Causality = time + modality + effective difference-makingLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/02/lira-session-dean-mchugh/.
4 March 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Gabriele PulciniSpeaker: Gabriele PulciniTitle: From Complementary Logic to Proof-Theoretic SemanticsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
3 March 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Felix HillSpeaker: Felix Hill (DeepMind)Title: An approach to language understanding in machines based on prediction, perception and actionLocation: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
28 February 2020, Cool Logic, Angelica HillSpeaker: Angelica HillTitle: Not-so-picky predicates: An analysis of Spanish's que+wh-phrase construction and the puzzle of question-embedding predicatesLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The semantic literature on question-embedding predicates has generally focused on the restrictions of certain predicates and the complements they can take as argument. However, the discussion becomes even more convoluted when we take the analysis cross-linguistic. My presentation explores the `que+ indirect question' construction that exists in Spanish, but not in English. The construction allows for a Spanish speaker to use a larger set of verbs to unambiguously report a question than the English speaker, and proves that a more detailed analysis of question-embedding predicates is needed. I will introduce this construction, explore some possible explanations for why certain verbs allow the construction while other prohibit it, and show why this puzzle is not merely a semantic one, but a syntactic one. It's going to be very verby!
28 February 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading groupLocation: Room F2.02 (Post-Doc meeting room), ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
On Friday the Causal Inference Lab reading group will meet to discuss the following paper Laura Franklin-Hall (2015), Explaining causal selection with explanatory causal economy. Click here for a preprint (doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9822-8_18).
Everyone with an interest in causal inference is very welcome to attend!
27 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Alexandru BaltagSpeaker: Alexandru BaltagTitle: Tell Us All You KnowLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/01/lira-session-alexandru-baltag-4/.
25 February 2020, EXPRESS seminar, Manfred KrifkaSpeaker: Manfred KrifkaTitle: Ways of adjusting assertoric strengthLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
It is commonly assumed that assertions can be weakened or strengthened. In this talk I will identify two linguistic strategies that lead to the impression of changing assertoric strength and that are arguably embodied in the structure of assertive clauses. I will argue for a specific syntactic implementation, postulating a “Commitment Phrase” that takes a “Judgement Phrase” as a complement, which can house different linguistic modifiers or head features. I will show that a semantic interpretation format in which judgement and commitment operators are just treated as non-at-issue meanings on a separate level of semantic interpretation is not sufficient and argue for a theory in which those operators are conceived as means to put the core proposition into the common ground.For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/25-february2020-manfred-krifka/ or contact Leila Bussiere at bussiere at sequitur.eu.
21 February 2020, MLC (Meaning, Language and Cognition) seminar, Jos TellingsSpeaker: Jos TellingsTitle: When 'if' or 'when' are specifying modalsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The ILLC has a new lecture series, the Meaning, Language and Cognition (MLC) seminar, presenting research relevant to the Logic and Language group. The first speaker of the MLC seminar will be Jos Tellings (Utrecht), discussing when 'if' or 'when' are specifying modals.
Abstract. In this talk I analyze a construction in which specificational 'namely' takes a modal expression as antecedent, and an if- or when-clause as argument (example: "Working as a filmmaker can be taxing, namely if you're required to get sleek product shots"). Such cases do not satisfy previously claimed generalizations about the behavior of 'namely' in Anderbois & Jacobson (2018) and Onea (2016). Moreover, they show that modal expressions can raise an implicit question that gets answered by an if/when-clause. Not all types of modals allow this – I argue it is restricted to Portner's (2009) category of "quantificational modals". This work gives insights into the inquisitive character of modal operators: following Portner's (2009) proposal for quantificational modals, we find a difference in inquisitiveness between quantifying over situations and quantifying over worlds.For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35141/When-if-or-when-are-specifying-modals or contact Dean McHugh at d.m.mchugh at uva.nl.
20 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Maria AloniSpeaker: Maria AloniTitle: Pragmatic enrichments in bilateral state-based modal logicLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/01/lira-session-maria-aloni/.
20 February 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Aditya AradhyeSpeaker: Aditya Aradhye (Maastricht)Title: Group Strategy-Proof Rules in Multidimensional DomainsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
19 February 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Iris van der GiessenSpeaker: Iris van der GiessenTitle: One step to admissibility in intuitionistic Gödel-Löb logicLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
I would like to present ongoing work on intuitionistic modal logics iGL and iSL which have a close connection to the (unknown!) provability logic of Heyting Arithmetic. Classically, Gödel-Löb logic GL admits a provability interpretation for Peano Arithmetic. iGL is its intuitionistic counterpart and iSL is iGL extended by explicit completeness principles. I will characterize both systems via an axiomatization and in terms of Kripke models. The main goal is to understand their admissible rules in order to get insight in the structure of those logics. To do so, I want to focus on one step in this direction: Ghilardi’s wonderful result connecting projective formulas to the extension property in Kripke models.
19 February 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Jonas GroschwitzSpeaker: Jonas Groschwitz (Saarland University)Title: Making neural compositional semantic parsing workLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In this talk, I will discuss our parser for semantic graphs such as Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR). Our approach combines neural models with mechanisms from compositional semantic construction. Key to this approach is the Apply-Modify (AM) algebra, which we developed to both reflect linguistic principles and yield a simple parsing model. In particular, the AM algebra allows us to find consistent latent compositional structures for our training data, which is crucial when training a compositional parser. The parser then employs neural supertagging and dependency models to predict interpretable, meaningful operations that construct the semantic graph. The result is a semantic parser with strong performance across diverse graphbanks, that also provides insights to the compositional patterns of the graphs.
14 February 2020, Cool Logic, Joseph McDonaldSpeaker: Joseph McDonaldTitle: Choice-Free Duality for the Stone Space of an OrtholatticeLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In this talk, I will exposit the fundamental ideas underlying my current independent research project with Nick Bezhanishvili, in which I am attempting to give a choice-free topological representation of ortholattices. The standard topological representation of ortholattices, distributive lattices, and Boolean algebras, relies upon a nonconstructive choice principle, equivalent to the Boolean prime ideal theorem - which guarantees the existence of sufficiently many ultrafilters. My topological representation of ortholattices combines Bimbo's 2007 orthospace approach to choice-dependent Stone duality for ortholattices with Bezhanishvili and Holliday's 2020 spectral space approach to choice-free Stone duality for Boolean algebras. My aim for this talk is to give a gentle and welcoming overview of my research project and its surrounding subject matter.
13 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Declan ThompsonSpeaker: Declan ThompsonLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2020/01/lira-session-declan-thompson/.
12 February 2020, Logic of Conceivability seminar, Christopher BaduraSpeaker: Christopher BaduraTitle: Conditional Belief and Imaginative EpisodesLocation: Faculty Room, Department of Philosophy, UvA, Oude Turfmarkt 141, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/News/article/128/Heinrich-Wansing-and-Christopher-Badura.
12 February 2020, Logic of Conceivability seminar, Heinrich WansingSpeaker: Heinrich WansingTitle: Substructural negations as normal modal operatorsLocation: Faculty Room, Department of Philosophy, UvA, Oude Turfmarkt 141, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/News/article/128/Heinrich-Wansing-and-Christopher-Badura.
7 - 8 February 2020, Workshop "Propositions, properties, sets, and other abstract objects"Location: University Library, Belle van Zuylen Room, Singel 425, 1012 WP AmsterdamTarget audience: Philosophy, Logic
This workshop brings together scholars working on the philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic, and metaphysics, to present recent work on propositions, propositional functions, properties, sets, numbers, composite objects, and truth.
6 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemTitle: A Minimal Classical Logic of Functional DependenceLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2019/12/lira-session-johan-van-benthem-3/.
5 February 2020, LUNCH Seminar, Arianna BettiSpeaker: Arianna BettiTitle: In AI We Trust?Location: ILLC Common Room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
How can we ensure trust in machines? In particular, how can computational text analysis, an important sector of AI, ensure trust in its algorithms? The sector is booming, and its real-life applications ubiquitous. But how comfortable are you with having an AI assess whether your mum's calls to 112 are really urgent? Having your brother defended by a legal AI? Have software decide whether you'll get the next grant? I bet your answers vary from 'not very much' to 'not at all': what do you think should happen to remedy this situation? Is this something that we, the ILLC community, substantially can contribute to? If so, how, ideally?
4 February 2020, DIP Colloquium, Daniel RothschildSpeaker: Daniel RothschildTitle: Lockean Belief, Dutch Books, and Scoring SystemsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35139/Lockean-Belief,-Dutch-Books,-and-Scoring-Systems or contact Julian Schlöder at j.j.schloder at uva.nl.
4 February 2020, joint EXPRESS-DiP Colloquium, Daniel RotschildSpeaker: Daniel Rotschild (UCL)Title: Lockean Belief, Dutch Books, and Scoring SystemsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
On the Lockean thesis one ought to believe a proposition if and only if one assigns it a credence at or above a threshold (Foley 1992). The Lockean thesis, thus, provides a way of linking sets of all-or-nothing beliefs with credences. Recent work on the lexical semantics of attitude verbs such a 'think’ and ‘believe’ suggest that Lockeanism is more plausible than the view that believing a proposition requires having full confidence in it (Hawthorne, Rothschild and Spectre, 2016). In this talk, I will give two independent characterizations of sets of full beliefs satisfying the Lockean thesis. One is in terms of betting dispositions associated with full beliefs and one is in terms of an accuracy scoring system for full beliefs. These characterizations are parallel to, but not merely derivative from, the more familiar Dutch book (de Finetti 1974) and accuracy arguments (Joyce 1998) for probabilism.For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/4-february-2020-daniel-rotschild/ or contact Leïla Bussière at bussiere at sequitur.eu.
24 January 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading groupTitle: Causal Inference Lab reading groupLocation: Room F2.02 (PhD meeting room), ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: Anyone with an interest in causal inference
The Causal Inference Lab reading group will meet on Friday to discuss Patricia Cheng (1997), From Covariation to Causation: A causal power theory pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ac40/c59cc950959978c42fb0618b1458a93975a3.pdf.
All those with an interest in causal inference are very welcome to attend.
23 January 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dazhu LiSpeaker: Dazhu LiTitle: On the Right Path: A Modal Logic for Supervised LearningLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2019/12/lira-session-dazhu-li/.
23 January 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Ulle EndrissSpeaker: Ulle EndrissTitle: Analysis of Matching Mechanisms via SAT SolvingLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
22 January 2020, ILLC New Year's Colloquium 2020Location: Room F1.21, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (either the New Year's Colloquium, the Midsummernight Colloquium or the Midwinter Colloquium) that brings together the three research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three main talks by representatives from the Logic and Language group, the Language and Computation group and the Logic and Computation group, which are occasionally followed by Wild Idea Talks. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.
22 January 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Henning BasoldSpeaker: Henning Basold (Universiteit Leiden)Title: Guarded Recursion for Coinductive and Higher-Order Stochastic SystemsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
21 January 2020, Music Cognition Reading Group: Music of the TsimanéTitle: Music of the TsimanéLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The Tsimané are an indigenous people from Bolivia that have had relatively little contact with industrialised societies. Tsimané culture differs markedly from Western cultures and this has attracted interest from medicine to music. Adding to earlier reports of different consonance and rhythm perception, a study led by Nori Jacoby now suggests that Tsimané do not perceive octaves as equivalent. Should we reconsider the building blocks of music perception?
Jacoby, N., Undurraga, E. A., McPherson, M. J., Valdés, J., Ossandón, T., & McDermott, J. H. (2019). Universal and Non-universal Features of Musical Pitch Perception Revealed by Singing. Current Biology, 29(19), 3229-3243.e12. https://doi.org/10/ggbvj3For more information, see https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/2019/11/25/music-of-the-tsimane/ or contact Bas Cornelissen at mail at bascornelissen.nl.
17 January 2020, DiP Colloquium, Richard EvansSpeaker: Richard Evans (Google DeepMind)Title: Kant's Cognitive ArchitectureLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35137/Kants-Cognitive-Architecture or contact Giorgio Sbardolini at g.sbardolini at uva.nl.
16 January 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Bernhard von StengelSpeaker: Bernhard von Stengel (London School of Economics and Political Science)Title: Game Theory and PoliticsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
14 January 2020, World Logic Day
After the adoption of January 14 as the World Logic Day by the Executive Council of UNESCO on October 17, 2019, January 14 was officially proclaimed as the World Logic Day at the 40th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, November 12-27, 2019.
We encourage everybody to organize a celebration of the World Logic Day on January 14 2020 under the auspices of UNESCO. Info about all the celebrations will be gathered in a single webpage with links to all the celebrations in the world as it was done for the 1st edition.For more information, see https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldlogicday.
Calls for Paper
9 - 13 August 2021, ESSLLI-2021 Workshop "Approaches to Implicature", Utrecht, NetherlandsLocation: Utrecht, NetherlandsDeadline: Saturday 15 February 2020
Recent work in implicature has seen a great deal of activity within two lines of research: the rational choice approach associated with game-theoretic pragmatics and the Bayesian Rational Speech Act framework, and the exhaustification-based approach. While these frameworks have generally been thought to be in theoretical tension, there are also underexplored ways to combine them, with the potential to benefit both approaches. The workshop will explore explicit comparisons between the two frameworks as well as efforts to combine them, with the hope of producing a more unified theory of implicature and a more general understanding of the data that such a theory must account for.
We welcome 2-page abstracts for presentations on topics related to the workshop theme, with an optional 3rd page for references and large figures. Depending on submissions received, there may also be a poster session. Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format (12-point font, 1.5-cm or 1-in margins) to the Easychair site.
Example topics of interest include but are not limited to: Applications of RSA or other game-theoretic or probabilistic pragmatics models to phenomena in semantics/pragmatics, Applications of exhaustification-based approaches to phenomena in semantics/pragmatics, Approaches to pragmatic inference that explicitly compare and/or combine theoretical perspectives, Theoretical, corpus-based, and experimental pragmatics, and Implicature, presupposition, not-at-issue content, expressive meaning, social meaning.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/approachestoimplicature/ or contact Dan Lassiter at danlassiter at stanford.edu.
Early mAugust 2021, Spatial Cognition 2020 (SC 2020), Riga, LatviaLocation: Riga, LatviaDeadline: Saturday 1 February 2020
Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, development, representation, organization, and use of knowledge about spatial objects in real, virtual or hybrid environments and processed by human or artificial agents. Spatial Cognition includes research from different fields insofar as they are concerned with cognitive agents and space. Research issues in the field range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile robot navigation. SC 2020 will bring together researchers working on spatial cognition from all of these perspectives.
The conference is single-track, and the final program will be the result of a selective review process. The program will include oral and poster presentations of refereed papers, and keynote talks by Sara I. Fabrikant, Steve Franconeri and Laure Rondi-Reig.
Due to the unclear situation regarding COVID-19 and the reluctance of some colleagues to attend any events in August or September, and after discussing several options with the Steering Committee, we have decided to postpone the conference to 2021, likely to the first days of August 2021.
Submissions for Oral Presentations (short papers) presenting original and unpublished work are solicited in all areas of spatial cognition. Short papers should not exceed 1,200 words (including figures, tables, and references). Some short paper submissions may be accepted for poster presentation.
Submissions for Poster Presentations (abstracts) are solicited in all areas of spatial cognition. Poster abstracts should not exceed 500 words (including figures, tables, and references).
2 - 13 August 2021, 32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2021), Utrecht, The NetherlandsLocation: Utrecht, The NetherlandsDeadline: Saturday 1 June 2019
Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants each year from all the world.
The main focus of the program of the summer schools is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited lectures.
The circumstances around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the organizers to postpone the 32nd edition of ESSLLI, planned for 2020 in Utrecht as ESSLLI-2020, to 2-13 august 2021.
Proposals for courses and workshops are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computation. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are encouraged. Each course/workshop will consist of five 90-minute sessions, offered daily in a single week. Proposals for 2-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses. The ESSLLI program committee reserves the right to accept just one of the two proposals.
The EACSL offers to act as a sponsor for one course or workshop in the areas of Logic and Computation covered by the Computer Science Logic (CSL) conferences. This course or workshop will be designated an EACSL course/workshop. If you wish to be considered for this, please indicate so on your proposal.
19 - 24 July 2021, Logic Colloquium 2021 (LC 2021), Poznan, PolandLocation: Poznan, PolandDeadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020
The Logic Colloquium is the European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, an international organization supporting research and critical studies in logic. Its primary function is to provide an effective forum for the presentation, publication, and critical discussion of scholarly work in this area of inquiry.
The program will feature tutorials by Krzysztof Krupiński (University of Wrocław) and Andrew Marks – (University of California, Los Angeles), and special sessions on Set Theory, Model Theory, Modal and Epistemic Logic, Proofs and Programs, Computability Logic, and Cognitive Science and Linguistics.
Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the ASL Executive Committee, in consultation with the local organizers and the ASL European Committee, has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Logic Colloquium. It will take place on July 19-24, 2021, approximately a year later than originally scheduled, in the same location: Poznan, Poland.
Abstracts of contributed papers must be submitted as pdf files, via EasyChair, Abstract should be prepared according to the ASL instruction using the ASL abstract style.
June-July 2021, The 15th International Conference on Grammatical Inference (ICGI 2020), New York NY, U.S.A.Location: New York NY, U.S.A.Deadline: Friday 1 May 2020
This bi-annual conference focuses on all aspects of grammar learning, including (but not limited to) theoretical and experimental analysis of different models of grammar induction, and algorithms for induction of different classes of languages and automata.
This edition will provide a particular insight on the relation with connectionist models such as neural networks: tutorials of the first day will focus on that subject and authors are encouraged to submit works on that subject.
Initially scheduled on August 26-28 2020 at NYC SUNY Global Center, ICGI’20 will be held during summer 2021
ICGI 2020 is the place to present your work on learning formal grammars, finite state machines, context-free grammars, Markov models, or any models related to language theory, stochastic or not. Both theoretical work and experimental analyses are welcomed as submissions. This year we especially encourage submissions related to connectionist models such as neural networks, since the tutorials of the first day will focus on that topic. We welcome three types of papers: formal and/or technical papers, position papers, and tool papers.For more information, see https://icgi2020.lis-lab.fr.
15 - 19 June 2021, Logical Perspectives 2020/2021, Moscow, RussiaLocation: Moscow, RussiaDeadline: Saturday 15 February 2020
The Logical Perspectives conference series aims at bringing together distinguished logicians in order to present their perspectives on the future of the field, to discuss related open problems, and to foster new collaborations. The topics include, but are not limited to:
- logical methods in mathematics;
- logical methods in philosophy;
- logical methods in computer science.
The Logical Perspectives summer school and workshop series aims at giving advanced introductions into various branches of logic, and providing researchers - including early career scientists - an opportunity to present their work. In particular, the Logical Perspectives 2020 Summer School and Workshop (LP 2020 SW) will be concerned with computational proof theory, broadly understood. It will take place in Moscow on June 15-19, 2020, following LP 2020. The programme of LP 2020 SW will comprise three mini-courses on different aspects of computational proof theory, and also a number of contributed talks.
In view of the developing situation with COVID-19 in Russia,
Logical Perspectives 2020 has moved to June 2021.
For LP 2020 SW, we invite to submit proposals in all areas of proof theory and its applications. The topics include, but are not limited to: structural proof theory, type theory, automated reasoning, proof assistants, proof mining, reverse mathematics, non-well-founded proofs, program extraction, formal verification, proof complexity, proof-theoretical semantics, philosophy of proof theory, logical systems in computer science. Reports on work in progress and preliminary results are also welcome. Submissions will be subject to light reviewing.
28 March - 7 April 2021, 7th World Congress and School on Universal Logic (UNILOG 2021), Chania/Crete (Greece)Location: Chania/Crete (Greece)Deadline: Saturday 1 August 2020
UNILOG is a series of events (combining a congress and a school) promoting logic in all its aspects (mathematical, philosophical, computational, semiological, historical), as well as the relation between logic and other fields.
The Universal Logic School will feature an opening round table on the topic "Why study logic?", 30 tutorials, and a poster session. The Universal Logic Congress will have invited and contributing speakers, workshops, a secret speaker (as in previous editions), and a contest: the 2nd World Logic Prizes Contest. This contest is a competition between winners of logic prizes of different countries. To the winner is awarded the Universal Logic Prize.Talks related to any aspect of logic are welcome, as are proposals for tutorals for the school related to any aspect of logic.You can also submit a workshop related to any aspect of logic. Send a one page description of the workshop to UNILOG'2021 before July 1st, 2020.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/unilog-2021/.
December 2020, Workshop "Intuition & rigour in geometrical thinking from antiquity to the 19th century", Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: Friday 20 March 2020
From the end of the 19th century, mathematical and philosophical literature has often portrayed a contrast between visual intuition and logical rigor. However, the terms "rigour" and "intuition" have rich associations and connotations in different historical contexts, and well before the turn of the 20th century. The goal of our workshop is to study the historical evolution of these notions within the mathematical practice, and the epistemological debates that they have raised.
Confirmed keynote speakers are: Helena Durnova (Masaryk University, Brno) Michael Friedman (Humboldt University, Berlin) Eduardo Giovannini (University of Wien) Marco Panza (CNRS, Universit́e Paris 1/Chapman University) Vincenzo de Risi (CNRS, Universit́e Paris 7).
In the workshop there are a few (cca 5) slots for contributed papers (30 min. presentation). We invite abstracts in accordance to the theme of the conference, Submissions of abstracts should not exceed 250 words, and must be written in English.
26 - 28 November 2020, 31st Novembertagung: Axiomatics: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives, Berlin, GermanyLocation: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: Wednesday 1 July 2020
The Novembertagungis an international graduate conference on the history and philosophy of mathematics and neighbouring fields. It aims to provide an opportunity for graduate students at all levels to present and discuss their research in an informal and safe environment. It also allows young researchers to share experiences, get advice and establish new contacts.
On the theme: While Euclid (c. 3rd century BC) is usually celebrated as the beginning of axiomatic science, many features that are nowadays taken to be essential to axiomatics appear to be alien to ancient mathematics. A major contemporary change in the view on axiomatics was initiated by the adoption of the set-theoretic axiomatic framework as a foundation of mathematics in the first half of the 20thcentury. Proof theory and model theory subsequently developed as independent research fields and had a wide impact on philosophical thought.On the other hand, some philosophers also argue that the axiomatic view on mathematics may be harmful in that it omits fundamental aspects of mathematical practice and idealizes mathematical reasoning in an unfaithful way.
Abstracts should be in English, around 250-350 words, prepared for blind review, and submitted using the submission form on the website. Notifications will be sent out in August. Submissions by graduate student members of an underrepresented group in History of Mathematics or Philosophy of Mathematics are particularly encouraged.
Note that the theme of axiomatics is meant to be a guideline and will not serve as an exclusionary factor for the selection of submissions.
19 - 20 November 2020, 24th SIGNLL Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2020), Virtual conferenceLocation: Virtual conferenceDeadline: Friday 17 July 2020
CoNLL is a yearly conference organized by SIGNLL (ACL's Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning). This year, CoNLL will be colocated with EMNLP 2020, and like EMNLP will be a fully virtual conference. In this edition, we explicitly invite submissions that focus on theoretically, cognitively and scientifically motivated approaches to computational linguistics, rather than on work driven by particular engineering applications.
SIGNLL invites submissions to the 24th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2020). The main focus of CoNLL is on theoretically, cognitively and scientifically motivated approaches to computational linguistics, rather than on work driven by particular engineering applications. We welcome work targeting any aspect of language. Submitted papers must be anonymous and use the EMNLP 2020 template. Submitted papers may consist of up to 8 pages of content plus unlimited space for references.
30 October - 1 November 2020, 2nd Tsinghua Interdisciplinary Workshop on Logic, Language, and Meaning, Beijing, ChinaLocation: Beijing, ChinaDeadline: Saturday 30 November 2019
Monotonicity, in various forms, is a pervasive phenomenon in logic, linguistics, and related areas. In theoretical linguistics, monotonicity properties are relevant to a large array of semantic phenomena and to the presence of pragmatic inferences such as scalar implicatures. In logic and mathematics, monotonicity guarantees the existence of fixed points and the well-formedness of inductive definitions. Also, monotonicity is closely tied to reasoning, in formal as well as natural languages. Recent logical and linguistic work on monotonicity has also found its way into computation systems for natural language processing and cognitive models of human reasoning. The goal of our workshop is to bring together researchers working on monotonicity or related properties, from different fields and perspectives.
The first day of the workshop is devoted to two tutorials:
1. Jakub Szymanik (University of Amsterdam): Monotonicity in Logic
2. Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University): Monotonicity in Language
The remaining two days consist of invited and contributed talks.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Abstracts are not to exceed two pages of A4 or letter-sized paper, including data and references, preferably with 1? (2.54cm) margins on all sides, set in a font no smaller than 11 points. The abstract should have a clear title and should not identify the author(s). The abstract must be submitted electronically in PDF format, via EasyChair.For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=1576.
26 - 30 October 2020, ICAPS 2020 Workshop on Epistemic Planning (EpiP 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Friday 31 July 2020
Epistemic planning is the enrichment of automated planning with epistemic notions, including knowledge and beliefs, which not only refer to incomplete knowledge, but also beliefs about this knowledge. Epistemic planning has promising application potentials in all types of domains requiring artificial agents that have skills both in planning and in reasoning about knowledge and beliefs (of themselves and others). Such applications include domestic robots interacting with humans, non-player characters in video games, and autonomous robots interacting in a factory setting. It is a relatively recent area of research, and is inherently multi-disciplinary involving research from automated planning, epistemic logic, and knowledge representation & reasoning.
Submissions should be formatted in AAAI style and be no longer than 8 pages (excluding references). Submissions will be double blind. There will be no formal proceedings. Submissions sent to other conferences simultaneously are allowed. Furthermore, we explicitly encourage the submission of relevant work that has already been published or accepted for publication elsewhere (in journals or conference proceedings).For more information, see https://icaps20.icaps-conference.org/workshops/epip.
19 - 23 October 2020, ATVA 2020: Automated Technology for Verification & Analysis, Hanoi, VietnamLocation: Hanoi, VietnamDeadline: Sunday 26 April 2020
ATVA 2020 is the 18th in the ATVA series of symposia intended to promote research in theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification and synthesis in Asia by providing a forum for interaction between the regional and international research communities and industry in the field.
Invited speakers: Tobias Nipkow (Munich, Germany), Klaus Havelund (CalTech / NASA JPL) and David Dill (Standford, USA).
ATVA 2020 solicits high-quality submissions on any of the conference topics. ATVA welcomes submissions in the following two categories: Regular research papers (16 pages, including references) and Tool papers (6 pages, including references). Tool papers must include information about a URL from where the tool can be downloaded or accessed on-line for evaluation.For more information, see http://fit.uet.vnu.edu.vn/atva2020/.
14 - 16 October 2020, Conference on Probability and Meaning (PaM), Gothenburg, SwedenLocation: Gothenburg, SwedenDeadline: Monday 17 February 2020
Probability and Meaning (PaM) is a conference organized by the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP). PaM will bring together researchers interested in computationally relevant probabilistic approaches to natural language meaning. PaM will include symbolic, machine learning and experimental approaches to this task, as well as hybrid models.
In addition to the main conference, on 5th June 2020 CLASP and the AI Competence for Sweden are organising a one day workshop on AI and Natural Language with emphasis on industrial collaboration. The aim of the workshop is to present cutting edge research in Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics and its relation to AI and to bring together researchers and industrial partners mainly from Sweden and the Nordic countries in these areas.
We welcome all probabilistic approaches, developed within a computational framework, to the semantics of natural language for written, spoken, or multimodal communication. Papers are invited on topics in these and closely related areas.
PaM will feature three types of submissions: long papers, student papers, and short papers. All types of papers should be submitted not later than 12th February, 2020. Long papers describe original research, and they must not exceed 8 pages excluding references. Student papers describe original research, and the first author must be a student, or at least 2/3 of the work on a paper should be done by students. Student papers must not exceed 6 pages excluding references. Reviewers will give special support to student authors through mentoring. Short papers present work in progress, or they describe systems and/or projects. They must not exceed 4 pages excluding references.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/pam2020/home.
14 October 2020, 4th Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST IV)Location: VirtualTarget audience: Computer Science, Philosophy, Conceptual ModellingCosts: FreeDeadline: Monday 27 July 2020
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present work on specific foundational ontologies as well as foundational ontologies in general and their relations to each other and to the wider ontological enterprise. The 4th Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST IV) is organised as part of the Joint Ontology Workshops and hosted by the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge.
Relevant topics include:
- Changes to existing foundational ontologies / extension by new modules
- Any specific category or topic usually covered by foundational ontology (e.g., functions, roles, time, mereology)
- Theoretical results about specific foundational ontologies (e.g., consistency proof of significant parts of an existing foundational ontology)
- Comparison and alignments of foundational ontologies
- Relationship between foundational ontologies and domain ontologies
- Applications of foundational ontologies in AI, Semantic Web, Linguistics, etc.
We encourage different types of contribution: Full research papers (10 pages) and Short papers (6 pages). Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following IOS Press formatting guidelines. All contributions to JOWO workshops will be published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume.
12 - 14 October 2020, Third Workshop on Argument Strength (ArgStrength2020), cancelled/postponedLocation: Koblenz, GermanyDeadline: Monday 20 July 2020
Arguments vary in strength. The strength of an argument is affected by e.g. the plausibility of its premises, the nature of the link between its premises and conclusion, and the prior acceptability of the conclusion. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, logic, and argumentation theory to discuss questions related to the strength of arguments.
After consideration the organizers decided to postpone ArgStrength2020 in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. It seems unlikely that ArgStrenght2020 could have taken place in normal fashion. As the workshop aims at presenting preliminary works and rests upon discussions, personal communication is a central component.
We solicit abstracts, which have to be in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style. Extended abstracts (2 pages max., including references) can report on research in progress or other issues of interest. Submissions are handled through the EasyChair conference management system.For more information, see http://argstrength2020.argumentationcompetition.org/.
9 - 10 October 2020, 3rd International Workshop on Dynamic Logic: New Trends and Applications (DaLi 2020), Prague, Czech Republic or VirtualLocation: Prague, Czech Republic or VirtualDeadline: Sunday 26 July 2020
Building on the pioneer intuitions of Floyd-Hoare logic, dynamic logic was introduced in the 70's as a suitable logic to reason about, and verify, classic imperative programs. Since then, the original intuitions grew to an entire family of logics, which became increasingly popular for assertional reasoning about a wide range of computational systems. Simultaneously, their object (i.e. the very notion of a program) evolved in unexpected ways. This lead to dynamic logics tailored to specific programming paradigms and extended to new computing domains, including probabilistic, continuous and quantum computation. Both its theoretical relevance and practical potential make dynamic logic a topic of interest in a number of scientific venues, from wide-scope software engineering conferences to modal logic specific events. However, no specific event is exclusively dedicated to it. This workshop aims at filling fill such a gap, joining an heterogeneous community of colleagues, from Academia to Industry, from Mathematics to Computer Science.
Invited Speakers: Natasha Alechina and Johan van Benthem.
Given the improving epidemiological situation, in the Czech Republic and elsewhere, our intention is to organize the event as originally planned. In case the situation worsens, DaLi 2020 will be held as an online conference.
Submissions are invited on the general field of dynamic logic, its variants and applications. Submissions of original papers (unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere), up to 15 pages in LNCS style, are invited through EasyChair.
7 - 9 October 2020, Special Session on Natural Language and Argumentation 2020 (NLA'20) at DCAI'20, L'Aquila, ItalyLocation: L'Aquila, ItalyDeadline: Friday 31 January 2020
We are in the reality of natural and computational systems of argumentation provided by reasoning, with natural and artificial languages. Intelligent systems of argumentation target advanced methods for exchanging, saving, reasoning, accessing, and updating information in memory. There will be a Special Session on Natural Language and Argumentation 2020 (NLA'20) at DCAI'20, the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence. This special session will cover both theories and applications.
We welcome submissions on formal and computational approaches to Natural Language and Argumentation, across approaches, methods, theories, implementations, and applications. All papers must be formatted according to the AISC, Springer, template, with a maximum length of 8 pages, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the DCAI 2020 conference management system.For more information, see https://www.dcai-conference.net/special-sessions/nla20 or contact Roussanka Loukanova at rloukanova at gmail.com.
October 2020, Formal Philosophy 2020, Moscow, RussiaLocation: Moscow, RussiaCosts: freeDeadline: Tuesday 10 March 2020
"Formal Philosophy 2020" is the 3rd annual international conference, organized by the International Laboratory for Logic, Linguistics and Formal Philosophy in National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Formal Philosophy-2020 will be dedicated to various topics in the field of formal epistemology, formal ontology, formal ethics, philosophy of logic, an epistemology of logic and other branches of formal and mathematical philosophy.
"Formal Philosophy 2020" is postponed until October 2020.
Authors are asked to submit an abstract up to 1000 words. We accept abstracts in PDF format only (12pt, single spacing, 2cm margin). Abstracts should be prepared for blind review (all identifying information should be removed from the abstract).For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/2020-formal-philosophy/ or contact formalphilosophy2020 at gmail.com.
28 - 29 September 2020, Workshop "Logic & Formal Methods in Philosophy", Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.Location: Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.Deadline: Friday 15 May 2020
On Monday-Tuesday September 28-29, 2020, the UCLA Philosophy department will host a workshop entitled "Logic and Formal Methods in Philosophy." We are delighted to announce the following invited speakers:
- Hannes Leitgeb, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (Keynote)
- Ray Briggs, Stanford University
- Thomas Icard, Stanford University
- Michael Caie, University of Toronto
- Kai Wehmeier, UC Irvine
We are now seeking additional contributions in formal philosophy, broadly construed. Submissions on any topic are welcome, but should involve the application of logical or mathematical techniques to some degree. We especially encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups, graduate students and early career scholars.
26 - 28 September 2020, 10th International Conference on Non-Classical Logics, Theory & Applications, Łódź, PolandLocation: Łódź, PolandDeadline: Wednesday 10 June 2020
The Conference - devoted to non-classical logics - was initially held in Łódź in September 2008 and 2009. The conference serves as a forum to effectively exchange novel results and to survey works in widely understood non-classical logics and their applications.This year's tenth edition of the Conference will be an occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the logic journal Bulletin of the Section of Logic, established in 1971.
During this year's edition of the conference there will be a special session devoted to formal ontology, broadly conceived.
Participants are requested to submit their papers on all topics relevant to the conference. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to: many-valued logics, modal logics, non-monotonic logics, paraconsistent logics, plausible reasoning, substructural logics, contra-classical logics, relevant and connexive logics, and/or description logics. Contributions from other related areas such as: cognitive science, computer science, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of language, and/or philosophy of mind, are also welcome. Cross-cutting contributions are particularly welcome.
Articles should be in English, written in the LaTeX single-column format of CEUR-ws.They must not exceed 10 pages.For more information, see http://ncl.uni.lodz.pl/.
24 - 25 September 2020, Third International Workshop on Formal Methods in Artificial Intelligence (FMAI 2020), London, EnglandLocation: London, EnglandDeadline: Friday 7 February 2020
The aims of FMAI 2020 are to:
- Present success stories about the application of formal methods in AI.
- Discuss strategies for bringing the Formal Methods and the AI communities closer together.
- Consolidate collaborations between these two communities and foster new ones.
Invited Speakers: Giuseppe de Giacomo (Sapienza Universita' di Roma, Italy) and Jane Hillston (University of Edinburgh, UK).
If you would like to attend the workshop, please submit a proposal for a talk (title and abstract for a 20 minutes talk) by January 31. The talk proposals can be about published or unpublished work. You should specify the category in the abstract. If the talk is based on a joint work, please mention your co-authors in the abstract. If you plan to attend but not give a talk, please submit an empty abstract with title 'no talk'.For more information, see https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~fbelard/Workshop/.
22 - 23 September 2020, Second international workshop "Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application" (CARLA 2020), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: Thursday 30 April 2020
"Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application" (CARLA) is an international workshop aimed at fostering interdisciplinary exchange about research on concepts. Although the workshop is open for research on any aspect of concepts, there exists a set of core topics that are of special interest:
- Representation: How can we formally describe and model concepts?
- Learning: Where do concepts come from and how are they acquired?
- Application: How are concepts used in cognitive tasks?
Invited Speakers: Mattis List and Marianna Bolognesi.
We invite concept researchers to submit abstracts to the workshop for oral or poster presentations. We invite contributions from all fields related to cognitive science, including (but not limited to) linguistics, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, logic, and computer science. The extended abstracts can use up to three pages (including references) and should be uploaded as pdf based on a template downloadable from the conference website.For more information, see https://www.conceptuccino.uni-osnabrueck.de/carla_workshop/carla_2020.html or contact concepts at uni-osnabrueck.de.
21 September - 19 October 2020, 15th International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in CS (CMCS 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Monday 6 January 2020
In more than a decade of research, it has been established that a wide variety of state-based dynamical systems, like transition systems, automata (including weighted and probabilistic variants), Markov chains, and game-based systems, can be treated uniformly as coalgebras. Coalgebra has developed into a field of its own interest presenting a deep mathematical foundation, a growing field of applications, and interactions with various other fields. Established in 1998, the aim of the CMCS workshops is to bring together researchers with a common interest in the theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop serie strives to maintain breadth in its scope, participation by researchers in neighbouring areas is strongly encouraged.
CMCS 2020 will be held virtually, as a series of approximately three hour sessions spread across five weeks.
We solicit two types of contributions: regular papers and short contributions. Regular papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. They should not exceed 20 pages in length in Springer LNCS style. Short contributions may describe work in progress, or summarise work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere. They should be no more than two pages. Regular papers and short contributions should be submitted electronically as a PDF file via the Easychair system.For more information, see https://www.coalg.org/cmcs20/.
21 - 25 September 2020, 6th Workshop on Formal and Cognitive Reasoning (FCR 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Thursday 23 July 2020
Information for real life AI applications is usually pervaded by uncertainty and subject to change, and thus demands for non-classical reasoning approaches. At the same time, psychological findings indicate that human reasoning cannot be completely described by classical logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies. A wide range of reasoning mechanism has to be considered, such as analogical or defeasible reasoning, possibly in combination with machine learning methods. The field of knowledge representation and reasoning offers a rich palette of methods for uncertain reasoning both to describe human reasoning and to model AI approaches.
The aim of this series of workshops is to address recent challenges and to present novel approaches to uncertain reasoning and belief change in their broad senses, and in particular provide a forum for research work linking different paradigms of reasoning. We put a special focus on papers from both fields that provide a base for connecting formal-logical models of knowledge representation and cognitive models of reasoning and learning, addressing formal as well as experimental or heuristic issues. FCR 2020 will be a workshop at the 43rd German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2020).
We welcome papers on the following and any related topics: * action and change; * agents and multiagent systems; * analogical reasoning; * formal argumentation; * belief revision and belief update; * cognitive modeling and empirical data; * commonsense and defeasible reasoning; * decision theory and preferences; * inductive reasoning and cognition; * knowledge representation in theory and practice; * learning and knowledge discovery in data; * nonmonotonic and uncertain reasoning; * ontologies and description logics; * probabilistic approaches of reasoning; * syllogistic reasoning.
Papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format. The length of each paper should not exceed 8-12 pages. All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format via the EasyChair system.For more information, see https://www.fernuni-hagen.de/wbs/fcr2020.
21 - 23 September 2020, Eleventh International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Tuesday 30 June 2020
The aim of GandALF 2020 is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilisation.
This year, GANDALF will be organised together with a workshop on Stochastic Games organised by the GAMENET network which will held on September 23-24, 2020. The GAMENET meeting will focus on stochastic games with applications in computer science, economy and mathematics.
Due to COVID19 outbreak, the local organization committee and the steering committee of Gandalf have decided that the conference will be organized online this year.
Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome.
Submitted papers should not exceed fourteen (14) pages using EPTCS format, be unpublished and contain original research. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are encouraged to make their data available with their submission.For more information, see https://di.ulb.ac.be/verif/gandalf2020/.
Autumn 2020, 4th international conference on Logic, Relativity, & Beyond (LRB 2020), Simontornya, HungaryLocation: Simontornya, HungaryDeadline: Sunday 8 December 2019
There are several new and rapidly evolving research areas blossoming out from the interaction of logic and relativity theory. The aim of this conference series, which take place once every 2 or 3 years, is to attract and bring together mathematicians, physicists, philosophers of science, and logicians from all over the word interested in these and related areas to exchange new ideas, problems and results.
The spirit of this conference series goes back to the Vienna Circle and Tarski's initiative Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. We aim to provide a friendly atmosphere that enables fruitful interdisciplinary cooperation leading to joint research and publications.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we had to DELAY the LRB20 conference to another time which will be specified later.
We invite you to submit your abstract via EasyChair. Topics include (but are not restricted to):
- Special and general relativity
- Axiomatizing physical theories
- Foundations of spacetime
- Computability and physics
- Relativistic computation
- Relativity theory and philosophy of science
- Knowledge acquisition in science
- Temporal and spatial logic
- Branching spacetime
- Equivalence, reduction and emergence of theories
- Cylindric and relation algebras
- Definability theory
- Concept algebras and algebraic logic
18 - 21 September 2020, 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2020), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: Friday 10 January 2020
The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge, at the crossroads of artificial intelligence, human cognition, computational linguistics, and related areas of computer science and cognitive science. The ICCS conferences evolved from a series of seven annual workshops on conceptual graphs, starting with an informal gathering hosted by John F. Sowa in 1986. Recently, graph-based knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) paradigms are getting more and more attention. With the rise of quasi-autonomous AI, graph-based representations provide a vehicle for making machine cognition explicit to its human users. This year ICCS 2020 is a part of 'Bolzano Summer of Knowledge' which will take place in Bolzano, Italy during the month of September, 2020.
Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI). We invite scientific papers of up to fourteen pages, short contributions up to eight pages and extended poster abstracts of up to three pages. All papers will receive mindful and rigorous reviews that will provide authors with useful critical feedback.
The aim of the ICCS 2020 conference is to build upon its long-standing expertise in graph-based KRR and focus on providing modelling, formal and application results of graph-based systems. The conference welcomes contributions that address graph-based representation and reasoning paradigms (e.g. Bayesian Networks (BNs), Semantic Networks (SNs), RDF(S), Conceptual Graphs (CGs), Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), CP-Nets, GAI-Nets, Graph Databases, Diagrams, Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Web, etc.) from a modelling, theoretical and application viewpoint.
18 - 24 September 2020, 36th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Friday 15 May 2020
Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982, the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2020) has been the premier international event for presenting research in logic programming.
Contributions are solicited in all areas of logic programming, including but not restricted to Foundations, Declarative Programming, Related Paradigms and Synergies, Implementation and Applications. Besides the main track, ICLP 2020 will host an Applications Track, a Sister Conferences and Journal Presentation Track, a Special Session on Women in Logic Programming, and a Research Challenges in Logic Programming Track. In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral consortium, and several workshops. A school on logic programming will be held before the conference.
Three kinds of regular papers will be accepted: technical papers for technically sound, innovative ideas that can advance the state of logic programming, application papers that impact interesting application domains, and system and tool papers which emphasize novelty, practicality, usability, and availability of the systems and tools described. Regular papers must be in the condensed TPLP format (template here) and not exceed 14 pages including bibliography. All submissions must be written in English and describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere.For more information, see https://iclp2020.unical.it/.
18 - 24 September 2020, The Seventh Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming (PLP 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Saturday 1 August 2020
Probabilistic logic programming (PLP) approaches have received much attention in this century. They address the need to reason about relational domains under uncertainty arising in a variety of application domains, such as bioinformatics, the semantic web, robotics, and many more. Developments in PLP include new languages that combine logic programming with probability theory, as well as algorithms that operate over programs in these formalisms.
PLP will be online this year and will be co-located with ICLP 2020. The workshop encompasses all aspects of combining logic, algorithms, programming and probability, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, presentation of results and preliminary work.
Submissions will be managed via EasyChair. Contributions should be prepared in the LNCS style. A mixture of papers are sought including: new results, work in progress as well as technical summaries of recent substantial contributions. Papers presenting new results should be 6-15 pages in length. Work in progress and technical summaries can be shorter (2-5 pages). The workshop proceedings will clearly indicate the type of each paper.
18 - 24 September 2020, Second Workshop on Epistemic Extensions of Logic Programming (EELP 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Friday 7 August 2020
Several successful logic programming languages, evidenced by the availability of a multitude of solvers, industrial applications, and an active research community, have been proposed in the literature. Researchers have long recognized the need for epistemic operators in these languages. This led to a flurry of research on this topic, and renewed interest in recent years. A central question is that of the definition of a rigorous and intuitive semantics for such epistemic operators, which is still subject of ongoing research. Notions of equivalence, structural properties, and the inter-relationships between logic programming languages and established logics are all subjects being actively investigated. Another important topic is that of practical solvers to compute answers to logic programs that contain epistemic operators. Several solvers are actively developed, building on established solvers, or using rewriting-based approaches. For practical applications, additional language features are actively explored in order to be able to apply epistemic extensions of logic programming langauges to practical problems. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate discussions regarding these topics and a productive exchange of ideas.
This workshop is part of the International Conference of Logic Programming (ICLP) 2020. In keeping with the main conference, the workshop will be held as a fully virtual event this year.
We welcome two categories of submissions: Full Papers, that is, original, unpublished research (at most 15 pages), and Extended Abstracts of already published research (at most 2 pages). All submissions should be in the Springer LNCS format.
17 - 18 September 2020, Workshop on Causal Reasoning and Explanation in Logic Programming (CAUSAL 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Saturday 1 August 2020
Sophisticated causal reasoning has long been prevalent in human society and continues to have an undeniable impact on the advancement of science, technology, medicine, and other significant fields. From the development of ancient tools to modern roots of causal analysis in business and industry, reasoning about causality and having the ability to explain causal mechanisms enables us to identify how an outcome of interest came to be and gives insight into how to bring about, or even prevent, similar outcomes in future scenarios.
This ICLP 2020 workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners of logic programming with a dedicated focus on methods and trends emerging from the study of causality and explanation. The workshop will present the latest research and application developments in these areas and provide opportunities to discuss current and future research directions and relationships to other fields (e.g. Machine Learning, Explainable AI, Diagnosis, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, Philosophy of Science). An important expected outcome of this workshop is to collect first-hand feedback from the ICLP community about the role and placement of causal reasoning and explanation in the landscape of modern computer theory as well as in the software industry.
We welcome the submission of papers on systems, tools, and applications of logic programming methods for causal reasoning and explanation. In particular, we encourage submissions presenting recent developments, including works in progress. Submissions must describe original research and be prepared using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format and should be no longer than 13 pages.
14 - 18 September 2020, Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2020 (LATD 2020) , Tbilisi, GeorgiaLocation: Tbilisi, GeorgiaDeadline: Monday 1 June 2020
This is one of the main events of the Tbilisi Autumn of Logic, a series of conferences and summer schools taking place in Tbilisi promoting research in pure and applied logic at an international level.
The LATD conference series started as an official meeting of the working group on Mathematical Fuzzy Logic and has evolved into a wider meeting in algebraic logic and related areas. Its main goal is to foster collaboration between researchers in these areas, and to promote communication and cooperation with members of neighbouring fields.
The conference will be preceded by the Sixteenth International Tbilisi Summer School in Logic and Language devoted to courses on core topics of LATD 2020.
We invite contributions on any relevant aspects of logical systems (including many valued, fuzzy, substructural, modal and quantum logics), in particular:
* Proof theory and computational complexity
* Algebraic semantics and abstract algebraic logic
* First-order, higher-order and modal formalisms
* Geometric and game-theoretic aspects
* Applications and foundational issuesFor more information, see https://www.logic.at/latd2020/.
14 - 20 September 2020, The Joint Ontology Workshops Episode 6 (JOWO 2020), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: Saturday 15 February 2020
The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) is a venue of workshops that, together, address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics.
Workshops and tutorials at JOWO 2020 are events whose scientific program is independently established by the workshop organizers. Workshops can be events that provide a forum for the discussion of topics broadly related to ontologies, formal ontology, and knowledge management and their application in information science or other areas. JOWO is especially suitable for interdisciplinary and innovative formats.
The Joint Workshop Committees of BOSK 2020 invite proposals for workshops and tutorials for EKAW, ICBO and FOIS as part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, held during the week of September 14-20, 2020. We welcome proposals from researchers and practitioners interested in the theory, practice, development and/or application of ontologies and related areas are invited to submit workshop proposals for review.
We encourage several forms and length of workshops (the list is non-exhaustive): - workshops that focus on an established research area, including continuations of workshops that were held in the past; - workshops that focus on emerging topics and applications, or on open research questions and challenges; - workshops that aim to create cross-disciplinary research fostering exchange of ideas between groups otherwise mostly disconnected.
14 - 17 September 2020, 11th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2020), Bolzano (Italy)Location: Bolzano (Italy)Deadline: Wednesday 13 May 2020
The advent of complex information systems that rely on robust, coherent and formal representations of their subject matter, has led to the exploitation of ontological analysis and ontology-based representation. The systematic study of such analysis and representation is at the center of the modern discipline of formal ontology, which is a general theory of the types of entities and relations making up domains of interest. Researchers in many domains engage with formal ontology to provide a solid foundation for their work.
The FOIS conference is a meeting point for all researchers with an interest in formal ontology. FOIS 2020 includes a number of activities: FOIS conference (single track program), workshops (in conjunction with EKAW 2020 and ICBO 2020) ,tutorials (in conjunction with EKAW 2020 and ICBO 2020), a young researchers symposium, a demo and industry track, and an ontology show and tell. As in previous years, FOIS 2020 aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication.
Please note: FOIS will happen as a face-to-face event in Bolzano when it is safe to travel. Ideally, in September 2020 but otherwise at a later date in 2021.
The conference encourages new high quality submissions on both theoretical issues and concrete applications.The FOIS Conference seeks full-length high-quality papers on a wide range of topics. An ideal FOIS paper will address both content-related ontological issues, their formal representation, as well as their impact and relevance for some aspect of information systems. Related activities, such as workshops and tutorials, may specify different submission formats, for example, short papers or posters.For more information, see https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it/.
14 September 2020, 2nd International Workshop on Cognition: Interdisciplinary Foundations, Models and Applications (CIFMA-2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Wednesday 22 July 2020
The objectives of this new international workshop are:
1. to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and research institutions who are interested in the foundations and applications of cognition from the perspective of their areas of expertise and aim at a synergistic effort in integrating approaches from different areas;
2. to nurture cooperation among researchers from different areas and establish concrete collaborations;
3. to present formal methods to cognitive scientists as a general modelling and analysis approach, whose effectiveness goes well beyond its application to computer science and software engineering.
Keynote speaker: Johan van Benthem (ILLC).
Authors are invited to submit, via Easychair, research contributions or experience reports. All papers should be written in English and prepared using the specific LNCS templates. Submissions are required to report on original, unpublished work and should not be submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.
There are six categories of submissions: Research papers, Position papers, Interdisciplinary Project papers, Case Study papers, Tool papers, and Tool Demonstration papers. Contributions will be in the form of Regular papers (12-15 pages), Short papers (6-8 pages), and Presentations (abstract up to 4 pages). Short papers and Presentations can discuss new ideas which are at an early stage of development and which have not yet been thoroughly evaluated.
13 - 18 September 2020, 5th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving (AITP 2020), Aussois, FranceLocation: Aussois, FranceDeadline: Tuesday 3 December 2019
Large-scale semantic processing and strong computer assistance of mathematics and science is our inevitable future. New combinations of AI and reasoning methods and tools deployed over large mathematical and scientific corpora will be instrumental to this task. The AITP conference is the forum for discussing how to get there as soon as possible, and the force driving the progress towards that.
There will be several focused sessions on AI for ATP, ITP and mathematics, Formal Abstracts, linguistic processing of mathematics/science, modern AI and big-data methods, and several sessions with contributed talks. The focused sessions will be based on invited talks and discussion oriented.
The Program Committee solicits contributed talks. Selection of those will be based on extended abstracts/short papers of 2 pages formatted with easychair.cls. Submission is via EasyChair. We will consider an open call for post-proceedings in an established series of conference proceedings (LIPIcs, EPiC, JMLR) or a journal (AICom, JAR, JAIR).For more information, see http://aitp-conference.org/2020.
(Updated) 12 - 18 September 2020, 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020), Rhodes, Greece and VirtualLocation: Rhodes, Greece and VirtualDeadline: Friday 24 January 2020
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) is an exciting, well-established field of research. In KRR a fundamental assumption is that an agent's knowledge is explicitly represented in a declarative form, suitable for processing by dedicated reasoning engines. This assumption, that much of what an agent deals with is knowledge-based, is common in many modern intelligent systems. In recent years KRR has contributed to new and emerging fields including the semantic web, computational biology, and the development of software agents. The biennial International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR) is a leading forum for timely, in-depth presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the representation and computational management of knowledge.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, KR 2020 will be organized as a "hybrid" conference, to be held in Rhodes as planned on 12-18 September while at the same time allowing authors and all other members of the KR community to participate virtually.
For its 2020 edition, KR will solicit proposals for both the Tutorial and Workshop tracks. Tutorials and workshops will be held prior to the KR main technical program, which will run from 12th to 18th of September 2020. The attendance of tutorials is complimentary to all KR registered participants. Workshop attendance will be subject to payment of a workshop fee, which is separate from that of the main conference.
12 - 14 September 2020, 18th International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR 2020), Rhodes, GreeceLocation: Rhodes, GreeceDeadline: Friday 12 June 2020
NMR is the premier forum for results in the area of nonmonotonic reasoning. Its aim is to bring together active researchers in this broad field within knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR), including belief revision, uncertain reasoning, reasoning about actions, planning, logic programming, preferences, argumentation, causality, and many other related topics including systems and applications.
As in previous editions, NMR 2020 aims to foster connections between the different subareas of nonmonotonic reasoning and provide a forum for emerging topics. Workshop activities will include invited talks and presentations of technical papers. NMR 2020 is co-located with the International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020) and the 33rd International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2020). In particular, NMR 2020 will share a joint session with DL 2020.
We especially invite papers on systems and applications, as well as position papers and papers addressing benchmark issues. The workshop will be structured by topical sessions fitting to the scopes of accepted papers. Papers should be at most 10 pages in AAAI style including references, figures, and appendices, if any.Papers already published or accepted for publication at other conferences are also welcome, provided that the original publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first page.For more information, see https://nmr2020.dc.uba.ar.
10 - 11 September 2020, Seventh International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2020)Location: AmsterdamTarget audience: researchers and practitionersCosts: €200 (small changes are possible)Deadline: Saturday 2 May 2020
This workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL) has a broad scope and embraces all approaches that are based on natural language and apply restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and/or semantics. This includes (but is certainly not limited to) approaches that have been called simplified language, plain language, formalized language, processable language, fragments of language, phraseologies, conceptual authoring, language generation, and guided natural language interfaces.
Some CNLs are designed to improve communication among humans, especially for non-native speakers of the respective natural language. In other cases, the restrictions on the language are supposed to make it easier for computers to analyze such texts in order to improve computer-aided, semi-automatic, or automatic translations into other languages. A third group of CNL has the goal to enable reliable automated reasoning and formal knowledge representation from seemingly natural texts. All these types of CNL are covered by this workshop.
We invite researchers to submit papers with novel contributions in the area of CNL. Papers should be formatted in two-column ACL style and should not exceed 8 pages. Submission should be done via EasyChair here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cnl2020. Accepted papers will be published in the ACL Anthology.
9 - 11 September 2020, Seventeenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2020), Bologna (Italy) or VirtualLocation: Bologna (Italy) or VirtualDeadline: Monday 1 June 2020
The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data.
The topics of interest include foundational work on various models and approaches for describing computability and complexity over the real numbers. They also include complexity-theoretic investigations, both foundational and with respect to concrete problems, and new implementations of exact real arithmetic, as well as further developments of already existing software packages. We hope to gain new insights into computability-theoretic aspects of various computational questions from physics and from other fields involving computations over the real numbers.
Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format, including references.
If full versions of papers are already available as technical report or arXiv version, then corresponding links should be added to the reference list.For more information, see http://cca-net.de/cca2020/.
8 - 11 September 2020, 23rd International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2020), Brno, Czech RepublicLocation: Brno, Czech RepublicDeadline: Friday 10 April 2020
TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.The TSD 2020 conference will be accompanied by one-day satellite workshops or project meetings with organizational support by the TSD organizing committee. Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.
The organizing committee invites papers to be presented during the conference. Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to): Corpora and Language Resources, Speech Recognition, Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech, Speech and Spoken Language Generation, Semantic Processing of Text and Speech, Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing, Automatic Dialogue Systems , and Multimodal Techniques and Modelling. Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.
7 - 11 September 2020, 11th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC'20), Coimbra, PortugalLocation: Coimbra, PortugalDeadline: Sunday 1 March 2020
Computational Creativity (or CC) is a discipline with its roots in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Design, Psychology and Philosophy that explores the potential for computers to be autonomous creators in their own right. ICCC is an annual conference that welcomes papers on different aspects of CC, on systems that exhibit varying degrees of creative autonomy, on frameworks that offer greater clarity or computational felicity for thinking about machine (and human) creativity, on methodologies for building or evaluating CC systems, on approaches to teaching CC in schools and universities or to promoting societal uptake of CC as a field and as a technology, and so on.
Original research contributions are solicited in all areas related to Computational Creativity research and practice. Papers on computational paradigms of all kinds - from symbolic to statistical to deep learning models, as well as hybrid approaches - are welcome, provided they address pertinent aspects of CC. We welcome the submission of five different types of papers: Technical papers, System or Resource description papers, Study papers, Cultural application papers and Position papers.
Additionally, we are looking for tutorial proposals to be held along with the main conference. We welcome proposals covering between one and four 120-minute sessions, and addressing any aspect of computational creativity research. Each proposal will be evaluated by independent reviewers.For more information, see http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc20/.
7 - 11 September 2020, 18th MonsTheoretical Computer Science Days, Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: Friday 29 May 2020
The Czech Technical University in Prague will host the 18th edition of the "Mons Theoretical Computer Science Days" on September 7?11, 2020. The conference will offer invited talks and lectures on selected abstracts.
The theme of the conference is combinatorics on words and formal languages from their different perspectives (combinatorial, algorithmic, dynamical, logic, ...). The conference also welcomes other related branches of computer science and mathematics (number theory, computability, model checking, semigroups, game theory, discrete geometry, decentralized algorithms, bioinformatics, ...).
Authors are invited to submit abstract of their contribution between 1 and 4 pages long. Submissions will be open in April.
6 - 9 September 2020, Logic @ DGPhil, Erlangen, GermanyLocation: Erlangen, GermanyDeadline: Sunday 1 December 2019
There will be a section on Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics at the XXVth Congress of the German Society for Philosophy (DGPhil), "The True, the Good, and the Beautiful".
Any papers related to philosophical logic (especially non-classical logic) and philosophy of mathematics are welcome. Abstracts of no more than 1,000 words should be prepared for blind review and are to be submitted via the website. The time slots for section talks will be 35 minutes, including discussion.For more information, see https://dgphil2020.fau.de/en/.
6 - 9 September 2020, 1st Symposium on Formal Approaches to Vagueness in Relation to Mereology (FVRM'20), Sofia, BulgariaLocation: Sofia, BulgariaDeadline: Friday 15 May 2020
Mereology is a very plural subject in which individual researchers may work in multiple potentially incompatible perspectives. It is well-known that mereological methods are important in AI and formalizing human reasoning. In particular, these are relevant in formal approaches to vagueness and point-free reasoning. The main aim of the symposium session is to connect researchers in formal approaches to vagueness and ontology from applied mereological perspectives. All submissions are expected to have a strong focus on applications or potential applications.
Authors are invited to submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF file). The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style. Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
3 - 5 September 2020, Trends in Logic XX "Logic and Reasoning: Formal and Informal", Kyiv, UkraineLocation: Kyiv, UkraineTarget audience: Researchers in logicCosts: Conference fee: 160/190 EURDeadline: Friday 31 January 2020
Reasoning is at the very heart of logic, constituting its subject matter. In the last few decades, there has been considerable progress both in the purely logical analysis of reasoning and in applied logical investigations of various concrete subject domains, such as philosophical and scientific discourse, logic programming and everyday communication. Along with further elaboration of standard techniques a range of other approaches and semantic modeling of logical systems are being developed. Moreover, there is a powerful tradition of analyzing and evaluating reasoning patterns by means of informal logic and argumentation theory. . The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars working in various areas of proof-theoretic, semantic, argumentative and informal logic analysis.
Invited Speakers: Hans van Ditmarsch (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France), Valentin Goranko (Stockholm University, Sweden), Dale Hample (University of Maryland, USA) and Hitoshi Omori (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany).
Abstracts of at most three pages length (including references) should be submitted electronically as pdf documents using the EasyChair submission page. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for, and attend the conference to present her or his work.
31 August - 2 September 2020, ECAI2020 workshop NETREASON, OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Monday 1 June 2020
This workshop focuses on the issues of information spread in a social network of natural and artificial agents as studied by the emerging interdisciplinary field of multi-agent systems, reasoning and social network analysis.
COVID-19 note: the workshop will follow ECAI. If they go virtual, we go virtual (editor's note: they do).
The call is for scientific papers, which report novel research in the areas (but not limited to): Logic based models of social networks phenomena, Epistemic models on graphs, Strategic behaviour in opinion diffusion, Computational issues in opinion diffusion, Computational Trust, Collective information distortions and how to prevent them, Model checking and verification of social network phenomena.For more information, see https://netreason.w.uib.no/.
31 August - 4 September 2020, Workshop Continuity, Computability, Constructivity - From Logic to Algorithms (CCC 2020) , OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Friday 3 July 2020
CCC is a workshop series that brings together researchers applying logical methods to the development of algorithms, with a particular focus on computation with infinite data, where issues of continuity, computability and constructivity play major roles. Specific topics include exact real number computation, computable analysis, effective descriptive set theory, constructive analysis, and related areas. The overall aim is to apply logical methods in these disciplines to provide a sound foundation for obtaining exact and provably correct algorithms for computations with real numbers and other continuous data, which are of increasing importance in safety critical applications and scientific computation.
The workshop was planned to take place in Faro, Portugal. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop will now be online.
Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) of original work are welcome. The workshop specifically invites contributions in the areas of Exact real number computation, Correctness of algorithms on infinite data, Computable analysis, Complexity of real numbers, real-valued functions, etc. Effective descriptive set theory, Domain theory, Constructive analysis, Category-theoretic approaches to computation on infinite data, Weihrauch degrees, And related areas.For more information, see http://cid.uni-trier.de/ccc-2020.
30 August 2020, ECAI Workshop on Computational Argumentation & Cognition (COGNITAR 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Monday 23 March 2020
This workshop will aim to bring together researchers whose interests bridge between AI and other disciplines such as Cognitive Science, Language and Philosophy, to study how computational argumentation can form an underlying theoretical and practical basis for modeling cognition and building human-centric AI systems.
The main general questions that will concern the workshop are:
- Can argumentation provide the basis for computational models of human reasoning that are cognitively adequate?
- How can we form a synthesis between computational argumentation and theories of cognition that will give us models of computational cognition for the development of AI systems?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECAI-2020 will be held as a virtual conference, and so will the COGNITAR-2020 workshop.
We invite extended abstracts or long papers for contributed talks. We welcome position papers as well as ongoing and preliminary work on topics that bridge Cognition and Argumentation.
Papers should be written using the ECAI2020 style. Position papers are expected to be short (2-4 pages). Long submissions
should not exceed 7 pages plus one for references.
30 August 2020, 3rd International Workshop on User-Oriented Logic Paradigms (IULP 2020), Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, SpainDeadline: Sunday 17 May 2020
The 3rd International Workshop of User-Oriented Logic Paradigms (IULP) focuses on discussing different aspects involved in making logic paradigms more user-friendly/oriented, where the "user" could be either an expert of the paradigm, or a non-expert who simply uses tools developed for the paradigm in some application. IULP aims to bring together researchers working on different logic paradigms, such as answer set programming, constraint logic programming, probabilistic logic programming, abductive logic programming, inductive logic programming, argumentation, principles of teaching etc., as user- friendliness is an important topic in all of these areas.
IULP, collocated with the 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2020), aims to provide an international forum for researchers in the AI, KR, and applied sciences community to discuss and present advances in theories, formalisms, and applications to deliver the mature and well-defined methods of logic paradigms to a wider audience.
We solicit the submission of papers broadly centred on issues and research related to user-friendliness in logic paradigms and related fields. We welcome papers of either theoretical or practical nature, including work in progress. We encourage the submission of original research on all topics as well as relevant results that have been submitted or accepted elsewhere provided that the initial publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first page.
29 August - 2 September 2020, 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Friday 15 November 2019
The biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is Europe's premier venue for presenting scientific results in AI. Under the general theme 'Paving the way towards Human-Centric AI', the 24th edition of ECAI was to be held in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO's World Heritage City which is the destination of unique Routes that cross all Europe since the Middle Ages.
Since the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the mobility constraints still in place make it difficult planning, the organizers believe that the most reasonable decision is to hold ECAI 2020 fully online, and have announced the new Digital ECAI2020.
The Program Committee of the 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020) invites the submission of papers for the technical programme of the Conference. High-quality original submissions are welcome from research results and applications of all areas of AI.
Calls will also be issued for workshop and tutorial proposals, as well as for contributions to PAIS 2020 (the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems conference) and STAIRS 2020 (the Starting AI Researcher Symposium).For more information, see http://www.ecai2020.eu/.
29 August 2020, 8th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR 2020), Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, SpainDeadline: Friday 13 March 2020
Strategic reasoning is a key topic in multi-agent systems research. The extensive literature in the field includes a variety of logics used for modeling strategic ability. Results from the field are now being used in many exciting domains such as information system security, adaptive strategies for robot teams, and automatic players capable to outperform human experts. A common feature in all these application domains is the requirement for sound theoretical foundations and tools accounting for the strategies that artificial agents may adopt in the situation of conflict and cooperation.
The SR international workshop series aims at bringing together researchers working on different aspects of strategic reasoning in computer science, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. SR 2020 will be held with ECAI 2020 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
We invite three types of submissions: original contributions, published work, and challenging open problems. Each submission should be clearly identified as belonging to one of these three categories. In all three categories, submissions will be evaluated by the usual high standards of research publications.
Strong preference will be given to contributions on topics of interest to a broad, interdisciplinary audience and all papers should be written so that they are accessible to such an audience.
29 - 30 August 2020, 8th Workshop "What can FCA do for AI?" (FCA4AI 2020), Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, SpainDeadline: Sunday 21 June 2020
Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematically well-founded theory aimed at data analysis and classification. FCA allows one to build a concept lattice and a system of dependencies (implications and association rules) which can be used for many AI needs, e.g. knowledge processing, knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology engineering as well as information retrieval, recommendation, social network analysis and text processing. Recent years have been witnessing increased scientific activity around FCA, in particular a strand of work emerged that is aimed at extending the possibilities of plain FCA w.r.t. knowledge processing. While the capabilities of FCA are extended, new possibilities are arising in the framework of FCA.
The 8th FCA4AI workshop, co-located with ECAI 2020, is (as usual) dedicated to discuss such issues, and in particular:
- How can FCA support AI activities in knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, natural language processing...
- By contrast, how the current developments in AI can be integrated within FCA to help AI researchers to solve complex problems in their domain.
The workshop welcomes submissions in pdf format in Springer's LNCS style. Submissions can be technical papers not exceeding 12 pages, or system descriptions or position papers on work in progress not exceeding 6 pages. Submissions are via EasyChair.For more information, see http://www.fca4ai.hse.ru/2020.
26 - 28 August 2020, 15th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications (LSFA 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Monday 16 March 2020
Logical and semantic frameworks are formal languages used to represent logics, languages and systems. These frameworks provide foundations for the formal specification of systems and programming languages, supporting tool development and reasoning.
In response to COVID-19, the program committee and local organization decided to move LSFA 2020 to a full online conference.
Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form of full papers with a maximum of 13 pages excluding references. Beyond full regular papers, we encourage submissions such as system descriptions, proof pearls, rough diamonds (preliminary results and work in progress), original surveys, or overviews of research projects, where the focus is more on elegance and dissemination than on novelty. Papers belonging to this second category are expected to be short, that is, of a maximum of 6 pages excluding references. For both paper categories, additional technical material can be provided in a clearly marked appendix which will be read by reviewers at their discretion. Contributions must also be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.For more information, see http://lsfa2020.ufba.br.
24 - 28 August 2020, 11th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams (Diagrams 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Friday 24 January 2020
Diagrams 2020 is the eleventh conference in the biennial series that started in 2000. The multidisciplinary nature of Diagrams means it encompasses: architecture, art, artificial intelligence, biology, cartography, cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer interaction, linguistics, logic, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and software modelling. The conference attracts a large number of researchers from these interrelated fields, positioning Diagrams as the major international event in the area.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the physical conference in Estonia will not take place. Instead of a physical meeting, the Steering Committee have agreed that Diagrams 2020 will be held virtually through online talks.
Diagrams solicits research contributions falling within the scope of the conference. Diagrams 2020 will include presentations of refereed Papers, Abstracts, and Posters, alongside tutorials, workshop sessions, and a graduate symposium. In addition to the main track, Diagrams 2020 will have the special tracks of philosophy of diagrams and psychology of diagrams.For more information, see http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2020/.
24 - 28 August 2020, Advances in Modal Logic 2020 (AiML 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineTarget audience: modal logiciansDeadline: Wednesday 18 March 2020
Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. AiML 2020 is the 13th conference in the series.
Bahareh Afshari (University of Amsterdam and Gothenburg University)
Nick Behanishvilii (University of Amsterdam)
Melvin Fitting (City University of New York)
Nina Gierasimczuk (Danish Techical University, Copenhagen)
In light of the travel and gathering restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Advances in Modal Logic 2020 conference has been moved online, and with new dates of August 24--28.
We invite submissions on all aspects of modal logic. Papers on related subjects will also be considered. There will be two types of submissions for AiML 2020: full papers (for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference) and short presentations (intended for presentation at the conference but not for the published proceedings).For more information, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/advances-in-modal-logic-2020 or contact aiml2020 at easychair.org.
24 - 28 August 2020, International Workshop on Set Visualization and Reasoning (SetVR 2020), Tallinn, EstoniaLocation: Tallinn, EstoniaDeadline: Sunday 10 May 2020
SetVR 2020 will be the 7th meeting, with the first one held in 2004, previously called the Euler Diagrams Workshop. It aims to promote theoretical, empirical, applied research on visualization and diagrammatic reasoning, especially, about sets (set-theoretical and grouped data). SetVR 2020 will run as part of Diagrams 2020 conference, which will be held from August 24th to 28th in 2020, and is expected to occupy one day during this period.
SetVR 2020 will encourage researchers to submit papers on set visualization and reasoning. SetVR 2020 welcomes the following types of contributions, in Springer LNCS style: - Full papers (16 pages): original research, surveys. - Short papers (8 pages): systems descriptions, software demonstrations, position statements, original research. All submissions will go through a peer-review process.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/setvr2kn/.
Autumn 2020, Workshop "Philosophy of Science meets Machine Learning", Tübingen, GermanyLocation: Tübingen, Germany
Machine learning does not only transform businesses and the social sphere, it also fundamentally transforms science and scientific practice. The workshop focuses on that latter issue. It aims to discuss whether and how exactly recent developments in the field of machine learning potentially transform the process of scientific inquiry. For this, it sets out to analyse the field of machine learning through the lenses of philosophy of science, epistemology, research ethics and cognate fields such as sociology of science. The workshop will bring together philosophers from different backgrounds (from formal epistemology to the study of the social dimensions of science) and machine learning researchers.
The workshop is organised by the 'Ethics and Philosophy Lab' of the Cluster of Excellence 'Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science' at the University of Tübingen.
The workshop planned for June 2020 is postponed - new date will be announced as soon as possible.
The call for abstracts is opened. We particularly welcome young researchers who have recently started to work on Machine Learning from a philosophical perspective. Please submit an anonymised extended abstract (750 words not including references).For more information, see https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/research/core-research/cluster-of-excellence-machine-learning/events/events/#c992217 or contact thomas.grote at uni-tuebingen.de.
10 - 12 August 2020, Workshop on Logics of Dependence and Independence (LoDE 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Friday 8 May 2020
Logics of dependence and independence are novel non-classical logics aiming at characterizing dependence and independence notions in sciences. This field of research has grown rapidly in recent years. The framework of the logics has found applications also in fields like database theory, linguistics, social choice, quantum physics and so on. This workshop will bring together researchers from all these relevant areas and provide a snapshot of the state of the art of logics of dependence and independence.
We invite submissions of 5-page extended abstracts of contributed talks. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through EasyChair. Selected papers of the workshop proceedings will be published (after a new round of reviewing) as a special issue of a scientific journal (to be confirmed).
10 - 12 August 2020, 26th International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems (AUTOMATA 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020
As it is its tradition, *AUTOMATA 2020* will focus on the theory and application of cellular automata and discrete dynamical systems in connection to complexity theory and algorithmic information. There will be special sessions on *Automata in Deep Learning* and *Algorithmic Information Dynamics* with a particular interest in aspects of computability in causation and reprogrammability.
AUTOMATA 2020 is innovating on various fronts given the challenge of climate change we want to reduce the conference Carbon footprint through a virtual attendance option, and also by addressing the underrepresentation of young and minority groups in the field.
Submissions presenting original and unpublished research on all fundamental aspects of cellular automata and related discrete complex systems are being sought.
There are two categories of submission: full papers and exploratory papers. Full papers are meant to report more complete and denser research, while the later submission deadline for exploratory papers allows short reports of recent discoveries, work-in-progress and/or partial results. Submissions in the full paper category are refereed and selected by the program committee. Papers in the exploratory category go through a less rigorous evaluation process. All accepted papers must be presented (in person or virtually) at the conference. Submissions should contain original research that has not previously been published.
8 - 9 August 2020, Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, & Cognitive Sciences (SemSpace2020), Utrecht, The NetherlandsLocation: Utrecht, The NetherlandsDeadline: Friday 22 May 2020
Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Science (SemSpace2020) is the latest edition of a series of workshops that brings together research at the intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Science. Using the common ground of vector spaces, the workshop offers researchers in these areas an appropriate forum for presenting their uniquely motivated work and ideas. The interplay between the three disciplines will foster theoretically motivated approaches to understanding how meanings of words interact with each other in sentences and discourse via grammatical types, how they are determined by input from the world, and how word and sentence meanings interact logically.
COVID-19 note: the workshop will take place, either in an online format or in person if the situation allows. Since ESSLLI 2020 (with which the workshop was originally to be co-located) has been cancelled, the dates and location may be subject to slight change.
Submission to the main SEMSPACE workshop can be original contributions (up to 16 pages) of previously unpublished work (submission of substantial, albeit partial results of work in progress is welcomed), or extended abstracts (3 pages) of previously published work that is recent and relevant to the workshop.
A special session will address the relevance of formal grammar methods in deep learning and other statistical and vector space approaches to language. This session was originally planned to be held jointly with the Formal Grammar conference which has been cancelled. We welcome papers that were submitted for the joint FG/SemSpace session as SemSpace submissions under the present CfP.
4 - 7 August 2020, 27th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2020), postponedLocation: Lima, PeruDeadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020
WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. WoLLIC 2020 is planned to also have a special session with the exhibition of a one-hour documentary film about Maryam Mirzakhani, a remarkable mathematician whose contributions were recognized with a Fields Medal just a few years before her untimely death.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis this conference has been postponed to 2021.
Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors.For more information, see http://wollic.org/wollic2020/.
30 July - 2 August 2020, 15th International Conference on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2020), postponedLocation: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Sunday 15 March 2020
The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts, normative language and normative systems with computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, organization theory and law. In addition to these general themes, DEON 2020 will encourage a special focus on the topic "Norms in Social Perspective". We are happy to announce that the keynote speakers for DEON 2020 will be: Marcia Baron (Indiana University, Bloomington), Emiliano Lorini (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse University, France), Shyam Nair (Arizona State University, Tempe), and Sonja Smets (ILLC, University of Amsterdam).
DEON 2020 will be co-located with the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, to be held in Munich from 26th until 31st July 2020.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis the DEON 2020 has to be postponed to 2021.
Authors are invited to submit an original, previously unpublished, short research paper pertaining to any of DEON topics. The paper should be in English, anonymized, and should be no longer than 15 pages when formatted according to the 12pt LaTeX specification that will be sent to all authors of accepted papers. The first page should contain an abstract of no more than ten lines. Authors should submit their papers electronically using EasyChair. For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to register for the conference and should plan to present the paper. The proceedings will be published with College Publications. Revised versions of selected papers from the workshop will subsequently be published in a special issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation (Oxford University Press).For more information, see https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/container/deon-2020/.
27 - 31 July 2020, Workshop on Natural Formal MathematicsLocation: OnlineDeadline: Monday 15 June 2020
In (pure) mathematics there has always existed a strong informal sense of "naturality". "Natural" theories, notions, properties, or proofs are prefered over technical, convoluted, or counterintuitive approaches. If formal mathematics is to become part of mainstream mathematics, its formalizations and user experience have to become more "natural". This workshop broadly addresses the issue of naturality in formal mathematics.
This workshop is part of the 13th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM 2020).
We call for submissions of extended abstracts and demonstration proposals presenting work related to the workshop's theme. To promote Natural Formal Mathematics unfinished or exploratory work will also be welcome. Details can be found on the webpage.For more information, see https://cicm-conference.org/2020/cicm.php?event=NFM or contact Florian Rabe at florian.rabe at fau.de, or Peter Koepke at koepke at math.uni-bonn.de.
26 - 31 July 2020, 13th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Sunday 1 March 2020
Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical information. CICM brings together the many separate communities that have developed theoretical and practical solutions for mathematical applications such as computation, deduction, knowledge management, and user interfaces. It offers a venue for discussing problems and solutions in each of these areas and their integration.
CICM 2020 Invited Speakers: Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College, London, UK), Catherine Dubois (ENSIIE, CNRS, Evry, France) and Christian Szegedy (Google Research, Mountain View, CA, USA).
CICM 2020 invites submissions in all topics relating to intelligent computer mathematics, in particular but not limited to theorem proving and computer algebra, mathematical knowledge management, and digital mathematical libraries.
CICM appreciates the varying nature of the relevant research in this area and invites submissions of different forms: formal submissions (inclusing regular papers, project and survey papers, and system entries), informal submissions (including work-in-progress, project announcements, and position statements), and the doctoral programme.For more information, see http://www.cicm-conference.org/2020.
19 - 24 July 2020, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Wednesday 15 January 2020
The IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) is the world’s largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. WCCI 2020 features the flagship conference of the Computational Intelligence Society: The 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2020), the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2020), and the 2020 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2020) under one roof. It encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.
Papers for IEEE WCCI 2020 should be submitted electronically using the Congress websit and will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity. Papers submitted to the special sessions will undergo the same review procedure as that for regular papers.For more information, see https://wcci2020.org/.
17 - 19 July 2020, 24th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2020 / WatchDial), Waltham MA, U.S.A.Location: Waltham MA, U.S.A.Deadline: Monday 9 March 2020
WatchDial will be the 24th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. In 2020 the workshop will be hosted by the programs in Linguistics and in Computational Linguistics, in collaboration with the departments of Computer Science and Philosophy at Brandeis University, and will be collocated with the North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information.
We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue, including, but not limited to: the dynamics of agents' information states in dialogue common ground/mutual belief goals, intentions and commitments in communication turn-taking and interaction control semantic/pragmatic interpretation in dialogue dialogue and discourse structure categorisation of dialogue phenomena in corpora child-adult interaction language learning through dialogue gesture, gaze, and intonational meaning in communication multimodal dialogue interpretation and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems dialogue management designing and evaluating dialogue systems
Note that SEMDIAL 2020 cannot accept work for publication or presentation that will be (or has been) published elsewhere.For more information, see https://www.brandeis.edu/nasslli2020/semdial.html.
12 - 17 July 2020, 9th North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI 2020), Waltham MA, U.S.A.Location: Waltham MA, U.S.A.Deadline: Thursday 31 October 2019
NASSLLI 2020 will consist of a series of courses and workshops, most running daily from Monday July 13 - Friday July 17. In addition, there will be intensive mini-courses the day prior to the start of courses (Sunday July 12). The summer school is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Logic, Philosophy, AI, and other related areas. NASSLLI brings these disciplines together with the goal of producing excellence in the study of how minds and machines represent, communicate, manipulate and reason with information. The 2020 NASSLLI will also have a theme - Formal and Computational Pragmatics and Models of Dialogue.
We invite proposals for courses and workshops that address topics of relevance to NASSLLI's central goal. We particularly encourage submissions which address the theme (Formal and Computational Pragmatics and Models of Dialogue), and those representing cross-disciplinary approaches, especially courses showing the applicability of computational methods to theoretical work, and the use of theoretical work in practical applications. Courses involving a hands-on component (e.g., actual experience with NLP tools, coding, or machine learning algorithms) will be very welcome.
Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) during the week of the summer school. Sunday mini-courses will run for 3 to 5 hours. Courses and workshops should aim to be accessible to an interdisciplinary, graduate level audience. Workshop schedules are identical to course schedules, but usually consist of a series of presentations by different researchers; they may also include panel discussions.
11 - 17 July 2020, NASSLLI Workshop "Natural Logic Meets Machine Learning" (NALOMA)Location: Brandeis University, Waltham MA USATarget audience: logic, NLPCosts: registration at NASSLLIDeadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020
NAtural LOgic Meets MAchine Learning (NALOMA) is the first workshop of its kind, aiming to bridge the gap between Machine Learning and Natural Logic. It will take place from July 11-July 17, 2020, during the 9th North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in both Natural Logic and Machine Learning approaches to NLI, initiating a discussion with the two sets of researchers that have been largely unconnected up to now.
We invite submissions on the workshop topics. Archival (long or short) papers should report on complete, original and unpublished research. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and will appear in the ACL anthology. See workshop web site for more on this.
8 - 11 July 2020, Thirty-Fifth Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2020), Saarbrücken, GermanyLocation: Saarbrücken, GermanyDeadline: Monday 6 January 2020
The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed.
The 35th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2020) has originally been planned to be held in Beijing (China), and then moved to Saarland Informatics Campus in Saarbrücken (Germany). Due to the pandemic, the symposium is now held online in the period July 8-11, with satellite workshops on July 6-7, and in virtual co-location with ICALP 2020.
We invite submissions on the conference topics.
Authors are required to submit a paper title and a short abstract of about 100 words in advance of submitting the extended abstract of the paper. Every full paper must be submitted in the ACM SIGPLAN Proceedings 2-column 10pt format and may be at most 12 pages, excluding references. The extended abstract must be in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the paper. Results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the proceedings of other symposia or workshops.For more information, see https://lics.siglog.org/lics20/.
8 - 11 July 2020, 47th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Tuesday 18 February 2020
The 47th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2020), the main European conference in Theoretical Computer Science and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), will take place in Beijing (China) on 8 - 12 July 2020. ICALP 2020 will have the two traditional tracks A (Algorithms, Complexity and Games) and B (Automata, Logic, Semantics and Theory of Programming). The conference will be preceded by a series of workshops, which will take place on 6-7 July 2020.
ICALP 2020 was to be hosted at Peking University, in co-location with LICS 2020. Due to the pandemic, the symposium is now held online.
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12 pages, excluding references and the front page(s) (authors, affiliation, keywords, abstract, ...), presenting original research on the theory of computer science. All submissions must be formatted in the LIPIcs style and submitted via Easychair to the appropriate track of the conference. No prior publication and no simultaneous submission to other publication outlets (either a conference or a journal) is allowed.For more information, see https://icalp2020.saarland-informatics-campus.de/.
8 - 10 July 2020, Fourteenth Conference on Logic & the Foundations of Game & Decision Theory (LOFT 14), Groningen, The NetherlandsLocation: Groningen, The NetherlandsDeadline: Monday 9 March 2020
This is the 14th in a series of bi-annual conferences on the applications of logical methods to foundational issues in the theory of individual and interactive decision-making.
Among the topics of particular relevance are:
- Modal logics for games and protocols
- Foundations of game and decision theory
- Learning and information-processing models
- Bounded rationality approaches to game and decision theory.
The three-day conference will give opportunity for paper presentations and discussions. Potential contributors should submit an extended abstract of approximately 5 - 10 pages in PDF format. Preference is given to papers which bring together the work and problems of several fields, such as game and decision theory, logic, computer science and artificial intelligence, philosophy, cognitive psychology, mathematics and mind sciences. Papers that have appeared in print, or are likely to appear in print before the conference, should not be submitted for presentation at LOFT.For more information, see http://loft2020.ai.rug.nl/.
7 - 10 July 2020, Eighth Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP 2020), East Lansing MI, U.S.A.Location: East Lansing MI, U.S.A.Deadline: Friday 10 January 2020
The Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical uses of scientific knowledge. The SPSP conferences provide a broad forum for scholars committed to making detailed and systematic studies of scientific practices - neither dismissing concerns about truth and rationality, nor ignoring contextual and pragmatic factors. The conferences aim at cutting through traditional disciplinary barriers and developing novel approaches.
Keynote speakers: Karen Barad, University of California at Santa Cruz; Till Grüne-Yanoff, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm.
We welcome contributions from not only philosophers of science, but also philosophers working in epistemology and ethics, as well as the philosophy of engineering, technology, medicine, agriculture, and other practical fields. Additionally, we welcome contributions from historians and sociologists of science, pure and applied scientists, and any others with an interest in philosophical questions regarding scientific practice. SPSP welcomes both proposals for individual papers, and also strongly encourage proposals for whole, thematic sessions with coordinated papers, particularly those which include multiple disciplinary perspectives and/or input from scientific practitioners.For more information, see https://www.philosophy-science-practice.org/events/spsp2020-east-lansing or contact Alan C. Love at aclove at umn.edu.
6 - 10 July 2020, ISR 2020: International School on Rewriting, Madrid, SpainLocation: Madrid, SpainDeadline: Friday 20 September 2019
Rewriting is a powerful model of computation that underlies much of declarative programming and is ubiquitous in mathematics, logic, theorem proving, verification, model-checking, compilation, biology, chemistry, physics, etc. The school is aimed at Master and PhD students, researchers and practitioners interested in the use or the study of rewriting and its applications.
We intend to offer on the one hand a basic track on rewriting and on lambda calculus, and on the other hand an advanced track on more specialized topics, related to state-of-the-art research and novel applications. The typical day will contain 4 slots of 90 minutes.
If you are interested in giving a lecture in the advanced track, send us a mail before the deadline above with the following informations: a title, an abstract, an outline of the lecture, some bibliographical references, an expected duration (in number of slots), and whether the lecture includes exercises or experiments.
We encourage applications from both theory and applications and will pay particular attention to submissions on topics not covered in the the last schools.For more information, see http://cbr.uibk.ac.at/ifip-wg1.6/summerschool.html or contact Narciso Marti-Oliet at narciso at ucm.es.
6 - 7 July 2020, Udine Workshop on Singular Cardinals (WSC2020), Udine, ItalyLocation: Udine, ItalyDeadline: Sunday 31 May 2020
We are happy to announce the upcoming "Udine Workshop on Singular Cardinals", that will be held in Udine (Italy) on 6-7 July 2020. It will be held at Palazzo di Toppo Wassermann, a prestigious 18th-century palace. Singular cardinals are transversal to set theory and beyond, and this will be an occasion to bring together researchers working on singular cardinals and share the latest developments on this topic.
Talks: James Cummings (Carnegie Mellon University) Péter Komjáth (Eötvös Loránd University) Menachem Magidor (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) * Itay Neeman (UCLA) * Assaf Rinot (Bar-Ilan University) Jouko Väänänen (University of Helsinki) * To confirm
There will be some slots open for contributed talks, and all the interested researchers and students are encouraged to apply.For more information, see https://users.dimi.uniud.it/~vincenzo.dimonte/WSC2020.html or contact Vincenzo Dimonte at vincenzo.dimonte at uniud.it.
6 July 2020, ICALP/LICS Workshop "Decidable Fragments of First-order Modal Logic", Saarbruecken, GermanyLocation: Saarbruecken, GermanyDeadline: Friday 20 March 2020
First-order modal logic is a natural specification language for describing properties of many infinite-state systems, but it is notoriously undecidable, in the sense that even simple fragments (like the two-variable fragment) are undecidable. Despite this, in the recent few years, researchers have managed to find some useful syntactic restrictions that yield decidability. The workshop is intended as a review of this rapidly evolving direction of research. We seek to identify new potential techniques for constructing decision procedures.
We invite short abstracts of up to 5 pages in 12-point article style, outlining research in this area. We welcome accounts of already published research or work in progress.
5 - 9 July 2020, 2020 Competitive Evaluation of QBF Solvers (QBFEVAL'20), Alghero, ItalyLocation: Alghero, ItalyDeadline: Sunday 26 April 2020
QBFEVAL'20 is the 2020 competitive evaluation of QBF solvers, and the fifteenth event aimed to assess the performance of QBF solvers. QBFEVAL'20 awards solvers that stand out as being particularly effective on specific categories of QBF instances. QBEVAL'20 is a joint event with the 23rd Int. Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT).
We warmly encourage developers of QBF solvers to submit their work, even at early stages of development, as long as it fulfills some very simple requirements. We also welcome the submission of QBF formulas to be used for the evaluation. Researchers thinking about using QBF-based techniques in their area (e.g., formal verification, planning, knowledge representation & reasoning) are invited to contribute to the evaluation by submitting QBF instances of their research problems (see the requirements for instances). The results of the evaluation will be a good indicator of the current feasibility of QBF-based approaches and a stimulus for people working on QBF solvers to further enhance their tools.
3 - 10 July 2020, 23rd International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Saturday 22 February 2020
The International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the premier annual meeting for researchers focusing on the theory and applications of the propositional satisfiability problem, broadly construed. In addition to plain propositional satisfiability, it also includes Boolean optimization (such as MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints), Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), and Constraint Programming (CP) for problems with clear connections to Boolean-level reasoning.
Due to the current circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the conference program chairs have decided to hold SAT 2020 as a fully virtual conference which will be held from 3 to 10 July 2020.
SAT 2020 welcomes scientific contributions addressing different aspects of the satisfiability problem, interpreted in a broad sense. Topics include, but are not restricted to: Theoretical advances, Practical search algorithms, Knowledge compilation, Implementation-level details of SAT solving tools, Problem encodings and reformulations, Applications, and Case studies based on rigorous experimentation.
Submissions to SAT 2020 are solicited in three categories, describing original contributions: Long papers (9 to 15 pages, excluding references), Short papers (up to 8 pages, excluding references) and Tool papers (up to 6 pages, excluding references).
2 - 3 July 2020, AAL 2020: Australasian Association for Logic, CancelledLocation: Sydney, Australia
The 2020 annual conference of the Australasian Association for Logic (AAL) was to be held in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday 2nd July and Friday 3rd July 2020. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL). Student ASL members may apply for modest student travel awards to attend the conference.
Just after AAL 2020, the University of Sydney was to be hosting the 2020 annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, from July 5th until July 9th: see the conference webpage for further details.
AAL 2020 and AAP 2020 have had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The organizers have stated that they may be able to organise a one-day virtual meeting if there is sufficient interest.
Papers in any area of philosophical, mathematical or computational logic are welcome. Abstracts of papers should be submitted by email to <nicholas.smith at sydney.edu.au>.For more information, see http://www-personal.usyd.edu.au/~njjsmith/aal2020/ or contact nicholas.smith at sydney.edu.au.
30 June 2020, 4th Women in Logic Workshop (WiL 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Sunday 10 May 2020
The Women in Logic workshop (WiL) provides an opportunity to increase awareness of the valuable contributions made by women in the area of logic in computer science. Its main purpose is to promote the excellent research done by women, with the ultimate goal of increasing their visibility and representation in the community. Women in Logic 2020 is part of "Paris Nord Summer of LoVe 2020", a joint event on LOgic and VErification at Universit́e Paris 13, made of Petri Nets 2020, IJCAR 2020, FSCD 2020, and over 20 satellite events.
Our aim is to:
- provide a platform for female researchers to share their work and achievements;
- increase the feelings of community and belonging, especially among junior faculty, post-docs and students through positive interactions with peers and more established faculty;
- establish new connections and collaborations;
- foster a welcoming culture of mutual support and growth within the logic research community.
We believe these aspects will benefit women working in logic and computer science, particularly early-career researchers.
Thanks to the generous support of SIGLOG, the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms (VCLA) and the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation of the University of Amsterdam (ILLC), applications for awards are invited to facilitate students and postdocs, who are authors of accepted papers to register and travel to the WiL 2020. Deadline: May 15, 2020. The awardees of the SIGLOG/VCLA/ILLC Travel Award will be reimbursed for a portion of their travel expenses, and registration costs. There will be at most one award per paper.
Please join us at WiL, give a talk, and enjoy a day with Women in Logic! Please submit an abstract of 1-2 pages by April 22, 2020 via EasyChair. This will help us provide an interesting program, with only a light-weight selection procedure. Abstracts should be written in English (1-2 pages), and prepared using the Easychair styleFor more information, see https://sites.google.com/g.uporto.pt/wil2020.
29 - 30 June 2020, Logical Frameworks and Meta-Languages: Theory and Practice (LFMTP 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Monday 18 May 2020
Logical frameworks and meta-languages form a common substrate for representing, implementing and reasoning about a wide variety of deductive systems of interest in logic and computer science. Their design, implementation and their use in reasoning tasks, ranging from the correctness of software to the properties of formal systems, have been the focus of considerable research over the last two decades. This workshop will bring together designers, implementors and practitioners to discuss various aspects impinging on the structure and utility of logical frameworks, including the treatment of variable binding, inductive and co-inductive reasoning techniques and the expressiveness and lucidity of the reasoning process.
LFMTP 2020 is affiliated with FSCD 2020 and IJCAR 2020. To celebrate the 60th birthday of Frank Pfenning and his great many contributions to the topics of LFMTP, one session will be devoted to talks by collaborators and friends of Frank.
We solicit submissions of long abstracts describing original research results or descriptions of work in progress. The topics of the submissions should be of interest to the LFMTP community at large. Submitted abstracts should be in PDF, formatted using the EPTCS LaTeX style. The length is restricted to 2 pages. All submissions will undergo a light peer-review process and the authors of those accepted will be invited to present their papers at the workshop.
In addition to regular papers, we accept the submission of "work in progress" reports, in a broad sense. Those do not need to report fully polished research results, but should be of interest for the community at large.For more information, see https://lfmtp.org/workshops/2020/.
29 June - 3 July 2020, 16th Conference on Computability in Europe (CiE 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Friday 17 January 2020
CiE 2020 is the 16th conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world.
The CiE conferences serve as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects of computability, foundations of computer science, logic, and theoretical computer science, as well as the interplay of these areas with practical issues in computer science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics, philosophy, or physics.
Due to the current medical situation related to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the Organizing Committee of CiE2020, in agreement with the CiE Steering Committee, has decided to hold the conference virtually, without a physical gathering. The organizers are committed to recreate the usual CiE climate under the new conditions.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers (European and non-European) to submit their papers in all areas related to the conference for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings of CiE 2020 at EasyChair.
Papers must be submitted in PDF format, using the LNCS style and must have a maximum of 12 pages, including references but excluding a possible appendix in which one can include proofs and other additional material. Papers building bridges between different parts of the research community are particularly welcome.For more information, see https://www.acie.eu/cie-conference-series/cie2020.
29 June - 6 July 2020, Fifth International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Thursday 6 February 2020
FSCD covers all aspects of formal structures for computation and deduction from theoretical foundations to applications. Building on two communities, RTA (Rewriting Techniques and Applications) and TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications), FSCD embraces their core topics and broadens their scope to closely related areas in logics, models of computation, semantics and verification in new challenging areas.
Submissions can be made in two categories. Regular research papers are limited to 15 pages (excluding references, with the possibility to add an annex for technical details, e.g. proofs) and must present original research which is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. System descriptions are limited to 15 pages (excluding references) and must present new software tools in which FSCD topics play an important role, or significantly new versions of such tools.
The suggested, but not exclusive, list of topics for submission is:
2. Methods in Computation and Deduction
4. Algorithmic Analysis and Transformations of Formal Systems
5. Tools and Applications
6. Semantics and Verification in new challenging areas
29 June - 6 July 2020, The 10th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Thursday 16 January 2020
IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. It is the merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems), ITP (International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods). JCAR 2020 will be co-located with the conference FSCDThe IJCAR 2020 technical program will consist of presentations of high-quality original research papers, short papers describing interesting work in progress, system descriptions, and invited talks.
Woody Bledsoe Travel Awards will be available to support selected students attending the conference.
IJCAR 2020 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated or interactive reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. Original research papers and descriptions of working automated deduction systems or proof assistants are solicited.For more information, see https://ijcar2020.org.
29 June - 1 July 2020, 4th International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualTarget audience: ResearchersDeadline: Friday 1 May 2020
The International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR) is the leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning. Stemming from the synergy between the well-known RuleML and RR events, one of the main goals of this conference is to build bridges between academia and industry.
RuleML+RR 2020 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It provides a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems.
RuleML+RR 2020 is co-located with DecisionCAMP 2020 and the 16th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2020), as part of the Declarative AI 2020 event. The theme of the 2020 edition is: Explainable algorithmic decision-making
High-quality papers related to theoretical advances, novel technologies, and artificial intelligence applications concerning explainable algorithmic decision-making that involve rule-based representation and reasoning are solicited. In addition to regular submissions, RuleML+RR 2020 will include the 14th International Rule Challenge, a Doctoral Consortium, an Industry Track, and a Posters and Interactions session.
RuleML+RR welcomes research from all areas of Rules and Reasoning, including topics from our 2020 theme: explainable algorithmic decision-making. We accept long papers (which should present original and significant research and/or development results) and short papers (which should concisely describe general results or specific applications, systems, or position statements).
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference/workshop with formal proceedings. Double submission to a workshop with informal proceedings is allowed.For more information, see http://2020.ruleml-rr.org.
29 June 2020, 9th International Workshop on Theorem Prover Components for Educational Software (ThEdu'20) , Proceedings onlyLocation: Proceedings onlyDeadline: Sunday 12 April 2020
Computer Theorem Proving is becoming a paradigm as well as a technological base for a new generation of educational software in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The workshop was to bring together experts in automated deduction with experts in education in order to further clarify the shape of the new software generation and to discuss existing systems.
The ThEdu'20 workshop was associated to IJCAR, which due to the COVID-19 crisis is now held as a Virtual Conference. It is our feeling that a virtual meeting might not allow us to fully reproduce the usual face-to-face networking opportunities of our event. So, unfortunately, the ThEdu'20 had better be cancelled.
The interest expressed for the workshop was such, that the PC decided to publish proceedings, in spite of cancellation after IJCAR become virtual. Thanks to a decision of the EPTCS editorial board adapting to the specific situation, the proceedings already received the approval to be published by EPTCS.
We welcome submission of full papers presenting original unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere. All contributions will be reviewed (blind review) by three members of the PC for each submission, to meet the high standards of EPTCS.
Topics of interest include: methods of automated deduction applied to checking students' input; methods of automated deduction applied to prove post-conditions for particular problem solutions; combinations of deduction and computation enabling systems to propose next steps; automated provers specific for dynamic geometry systems; proof and proving in mathematics education.For more information, see http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu/thedu20.
29 June 2020, 34th International Workshop on Unification, OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Monday 13 April 2020
Unification is concerned with the problem of making two terms equal, finding solutions for equations or making formulas equivalent. It is a fundamental process used in a number of fields of computer science, including automated reasoning, term rewriting, logic programming, natural language processing, program analysis, types, etc. The International Workshop on Unification (UNIF) is a yearly forum for researchers in unification theory and related fields to meet old and new colleagues, to present recent (even unfinished) work, and to discuss new ideas and trends. It is also a good opportunity for young researchers and scientists working in related areas to get an overview of the state of the art in unification theory.
The 34th International Workshop on Unification is part of "Paris Nord Summer of LoVe 2020", a joint event on LOgic and VErification at Universit́e Paris 13. UNIF 2020 will be a satellite workshop of The International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2020).
Following the tradition of UNIF, we call for submissions of abstracts (5 pages) in EasyChair style, to be submitted electronically as PDF through the EasyChair submission site. Abstracts will be evaluated by the Programme Committee (if necessary with support from external reviewers) regarding their significance for the workshop. We will allow work presented/submitted in/to another conference.For more information, see http://unif2020.org/.
29 - 30 June 2020, Sixth International Workshop on Linearity and Fourth International Workshop on Trends in Linear Logic and Applications (Joint Linearity & TLLA Workshop), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Friday 24 April 2020
The aim of this Joint Linearity and TLLA workshop is to bring together researchers who are currently working on linear logic and related fields, to foster their interaction and provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress. We also hope to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in this area. New results that make central use of linearity, ranging from foundational work to applications in any field, are welcome. Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and practices.
Authors are invited to submit:
* an extended abstract (8 pages max) describing original ideas and results not published nor submitted elsewhere,
* or a 5-page abstract presenting relevant work that has been or will be published elsewhere,
* or a 2-page description of work in progress. Preliminary proceedings will be available at the workshop.
Papers should be written in English, and submitted in PDF format using the EPTCS style files.For more information, see https://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/LinearityTLLA2020/.
25 - 26 June 2020, Fourth International Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2020), Sofia, Bulgaria and VirtualLocation: Sofia, Bulgaria and VirtualDeadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020
CLIB covers a broad spectrum of areas related to natural language processing and computational linguistics focused on but not limited to Bulgarian.
CLIB 2020's invited speakers will be: Prof. Galya Angelova (Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Assoc), Prof. Svetla Boytcheva (Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institut). A special session on wordnets and ontologies is also envisaged.
The CLIB 2020 Organising Committee is glad to announce that the 4th International Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria will take place on 25 and 26 June 2020. There will be two modes of attendance: in person or online. The dates were selected in accordance with the latest regulations issued by the Minister of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria, allowing conferences to be held in compliance with the imposed anti-epidemic measures.
CLIB invites contributions on original research, including, but not limited to the following topics: semantics, syntax, grammar and the lexicon; cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing; lexical semantics and ontologies; linguistic annotation; word sense disambiguation; MWE recognition; information extraction; text analysis and summarisation; NLP methods and applications; corpus linguistics; multilingual processing and applications, machine translation and translation aids.
There will be two categories of research papers: oral and poster presentations. All accepted papers will be included in the Conference proceedings.
Call for Proposals: Philosophy of Mathematics sessions at APA Divisional MeetingsDeadline: Thursday 30 July 2020
The Philosophy of Mathematics Association is an affiliated group of the American Philosophical Association and as such is invited to organize sessions in the group program at APA divisional meetings. The PMA has held such a group session at the 2020 Eastern meeting, and is hoping to make philosophy of mathematics symposia a regular component of APA divisional meetings. Please submit your proposal for a 2- or 3-hour symposium on a topic in the philosophy of mathematics by July 30, 2020.
Proposals will be vetted by a joint committee of the PMA and the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (APMP), and successful proposals will be scheduled for inclusion at a 2021 APA divisional meeting.For more information, see https://forms.gle/L99aE6s1GtJWYCMy5.
15 - 19 June 2020, LOGICA 2020, Hejnice, Czech Republic, cancelledLocation: Hejnice, Czech RepublicDeadline: Saturday 15 February 2020
The Institute of Philosophy of the The Czech Academy of Sciences announces 'LOGICA 2020', the 33nd in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. Rhe first session begins on the morning of Tuesday, 16 June. The symposium closes at noon on Friday, 19 June.
Invited speakers: Katalin Bimbo, Rosalie Iemhoff, Alena Vencovska and Diderik Batens.
We announce, with a considerable amount of regret, that Logica 2020 is cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for philosophically and for mathematically oriented logicians. If you are interested in presenting a paper at the symposium, please submit a two-page blinded abstract by 15 February 2020.For more information, see http://logika.flu.cas.cz/en/logica/logica-2019-cfp-2 or contact Vit Puncochar & Igor Sedlar at logica at flu.cas.cz.
15 - 18 June 2020, XXIII Summer School in Philosophy of Physics: Philosophy of Quantum Computation, OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Sunday 5 April 2020
We invite participation in the XXIII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics to be held in Urbino 15th-18th June 2020. The topic of the school is 'Philosophy of Quantum Computation' and it will feature lectures given by Michael Cuffaro (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy) and Roberto Giuntini (University of Cagliari), with afternoon seminars given by David Vitali (University of Macerata), Gustavo Martin Bosyk (University of Cagliari), and Rossella Lupacchini (University of Bologna). The School will host a limited number of students, graduate students and early researchers depending on a successful application.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it will be impossible to host the XXIII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics in Urbino. For this reason, we have decided to move the school online and make it free of charge.
We wish to offer three young researchers in Philosophy of Quantum Computation the opportunity to test their skills by presenting their original papers to the other participants of the School. Three sessions of the School will be devoted to these presentations: interested graduate students, postgraduates and early researchers are invited to submit an abstract (no longer than 1000 words) suitable for blind review.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/centroricerchecirfis/xxiiisummerschool_philosophyofquantumcomputation or contact cirfis.scuolaestiva at gmail.com.
14 - 19 June 2020, ICAPS 2020 Workshop on Epistemic Planning (EpiP 2020), to be rescheduledLocation: Nancy, FranceDeadline: Monday 2 March 2020
Automated planning is of central concern in high-level symbolic AI research, with applications in logistics, robotics and service composition. In the simple case of an agent operating in a known world, the output of a planner is just a sequence of actions to be performed to the effect that it achieves a desired goal state. Epistemic planning is the enrichment of automated planning with epistemic notions, including knowledge and beliefs, which not only refer to incomplete knowledge, but also beliefs about this knowledge.
Epistemic planning has promising application potentials in all types of domains requiring artificial agents that have skills both in planning and in reasoning about knowledge and beliefs (of themselves and others). Such applications include domestic robots interacting with humans, non-player characters in video games, and autonomous robots interacting in a factory setting. It is a relatively recent area of research, and is inherently multi-disciplinary involving research from automated planning, epistemic logic, and knowledge representation & reasoning. In order to achieve formalisms and systems for epistemic planning that are both expressive and practically efficient, it is necessary to combine the state of the art from all three areas.
Due to the Corona crisis this conference has been rescheduled for fall 2020.
Submissions should be formatted in AAAI style and be no longer than 8 pages (excluding references). Submissions will be double blind. There will be no formal proceedings. Submissions sent to other conferences are allowed. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that those venues allow for papers submitted to be already published in "informal" ways.For more information, see https://icaps20.icaps-conference.org/workshops/epip.
1 - 5 June 2020, 17th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Friday 6 March 2020
The conference brings together researchers working on the mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantic methods, and other computer science techniques applied to the study of physical behaviour in general. Work that applies structures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.
QPL 2020 will be co-located with the 36th Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS 2020).
Prospective speakers are invited to submit original contributions Submission of substantial albeit partial results of work in progress is encouraged. Extended abstracts describing work submitted/published elsewhere will also be considered, provided the work is recent and relevant to the conference. There will be an award for the best student paper at the discretion of the programme committee.For more information, see https://www.monoidal.net/paris2020/qpl/.
31 May - 6 June 2020, 2nd Conference on Ultrafilters & Ultraproducts across mathematics and related topics (ULTRAMATH 2020), Pisa, Italy, postponedLocation: Pisa, ItalyDeadline: Monday 16 March 2020
The international Conference "ULTRAMATH 2020" aims to present recent results in the whole spectrum of mathematics which are grounded on the use of ultrafilters and ultraproducts. Its main goals:
- Disseminate information about the various techniques related to the use of ultrafilters and ultraproducts, and their potential to attack open problems.
- Bring together researchers with different backgrounds, and encourage their collaborations and interactions, especially on topics connecting different areas of mathematics.
Given the current situation and prospects regarding the COVID-19 pandemic disease, the organizers regret to inform that we decided to postpone the UltraMath 2020 Conference to next year.
Participants are invited to submit abstracts. Abstracts should be written in LaTeX (also plain text files are ok) and fit in ONE PAGE when processed.There are limited funds to support young researchers and contributors from economically disadvantages areas.
28 - 29 May 2020, 16th International Workshop on the ACL2 Theorem Prover and Its Application (ACL2 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Sunday 15 December 2019
The ACL2 Workshop series is the major technical forum for users of the ACL2 theorem proving system to present research related to the ACL2 theorem prover and its applications. ACL2 is an industrial-strength automated reasoning system, the latest in the Boyer-Moore family of theorem provers. ACL2-2020 is a two-day workshop to be held in Austin, Texas, USA, on May 28-29, 2020. It is the 16th in the series of ACL2 workshops, which occur approximately every 18 months. The workshop will feature invited keynotes, technical papers, and rump sessions that discuss ongoing research.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACL2 Workshop 2020 will take place online.
We invite ACL2 users, experts and beginners alike, users of other theorem provers, and persons interested in the applications of theorem proving technology to submit papers to the Workshop. We strongly encourage submissions from new members of the ACL2 community, including graduate students and researchers who are primarily involved with other theorem provers or formal methods. The ACL2 Workshop accepts both long papers (up to sixteen pages) and extended abstracts (up to two pages).For more information, see http://acl2-2020.info/.
28 - 29 May 2020, Bergen Early-Career Masterclass on Logical Epistemology, Bergen, Norway, postponedLocation: Bergen, NorwayDeadline: Sunday 22 March 2020
The philosophy department at the University of Bergen is pleased to invite applications for participation in an early-career masterclass on logical epistemology, with tutorials from both Gila Sher and Michael Devitt. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in the philosophy of logic with a 30-minute presentation, and receive feedback from experts in the field.
The masterclass immediately follows the Bergen Workshop on Logical Evidence, from the 26th-27th May. Participants of the masterclass are welcome to attend the workshop for no fee.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, both the workshop and the masterclass are postponed.
Applicants should be doctoral candidates, or those within three years of obtaining their PhD. Applications should take the form of an anonymised 1,000-word abstract, plus a separate PDF containing personal details, including paper title, career stage, affiliation and email address, to be sent to benjamin.martin at uib.no<mailto:benjamin.martin at uib.no> by the 22nd March. All submissions will be blind refereed.For more information, see https://www.uib.no/en/rg/logic/133373/bergen-workshop-logical-evidence or contact Ben Martin at benjamin.martin at uib.no.
22 - 27 May 2020, 23rd International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR-23), CancelledLocation: Alicante, SpainDeadline: Saturday 15 February 2020
The series of International Conferences on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR) is a forum where, year after year, some of the most renowned researchers in the areas of logic, automated reasoning, computational logic, programming languages and their applications come to present cutting-edge results, to discuss advances in these fields, and to exchange ideas in a scientifically emerging part of the world.
The organizers, together with the LPAR steering committee, have decided to cancel LPAR-23 in Alicante, in May 2020. We will not organize LPAR-23 in May 2020 as an online conference either. Rather, we will "merge" LPAR-23 with LPAR-24, offering the authors of accepted LPAR-23 papers the possibility, if they wish, to present their work at LPAR-24 in Tobago, January 2021. Details on LPAR-24 will be announced in summer/fall 2020.
New results in the fields of computational logic and applications are welcome. Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and practices.
The following paper categories are welcome:
- Regular papers describing solid new research results.
- Experimental and tool papers describing implementations of systems, report experiments with implemented systems, or compare implemented systems.
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Deadline: 15 February 2020.
Additionally workshop and tutorial proposals for LPAR-23 are solicited. These events will take place on May 22 2020, before the main conference. The deadline for submitting workshop/tutorial proposals: March 1, 2020.For more information, see https://easychair.org/smart-program/LPAR23/.
18 May 2020, Symposium on Integrating Generic and Contextual Knowledge (GeCKo symposium)Location: BarcelonaCosts: FreeDeadline: Friday 7 February 2020
Integrating generic and contextual knowledge remains a challenging task in Computational Linguistics and interfacing fields. While current data-driven models excel in capturing broad regularities, they can fail to apply this information to specific situations. The GeCKo symposium seeks to 1) understand the issues involved in the integration of generic and situation-specific information in Computational Linguistics, across applications and research areas; 2) identify ways forward; and 3) cross-fertilize Computational Linguistics with Machine Learning, Linguistics, and Cognitive Science researchers working at this junction.
The GeCKo symposium will feature talks by invited speakers, contributed talks, as well as a poster session preceded by lightning talks.
For the GeCKo symposium we seek contributions dealing with this issue, at the crossroads of Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Linguistics, and Cognitive Science; including areas such as Language and Vision, and Machine Translation. We seek contributions of published work as well as unpublished research, of the following, non-exclusive types: Analysis, Modelling, Cross-fertilizing, or Position papers.
12 May 2020, 16th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-16), CancelledLocation: Marseille, FranceDeadline: Tuesday 25 February 2020
ISA-16 is the sixteenth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM) and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. ISA-workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures, graphics, video, images, and in communicative behaviour where multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, quantification phenomena, and other aspects of meaning for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment and application of standardised annotation methods and representation schemes, in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic and pragmatic resources.
Besides a main track, ISA-16 will feature two specialised tracks, focused on (a) the annotation of quantification (and quantified modification) in natural language and (b) the design and representation of data structures for generating visualisations of linguistically represented objects, properties, and events. Both specialised tracks will consist of a pre-conference on-line portion and an on-site portion during the ISA-16 workshop.
As the LREC 2020 conference has been cancelled, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, so has the ISA-16 workshop. The workshop proceedings are however published according to the original schedule.
Three types of submission are invited:
- Research papers, describing original research in the area of semantic annotation; these can be either long (6-8 pages) or short (3-5 pages);
- Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects involving semantic annotation;
- Commented annotations/representations for the special tracks.
Submission of papers is in PDF form through the ISA-16 submission site. All submitted papers should be formatted using the LREC 2020 stylesheet. Authors will have the possibility, when submitting a paper, to upload Language Resources in a special LREC repository and have them assigned an International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN).
11 - 15 May 2020, Twelfth NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Tuesday 24 December 2019
The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and safety-critical systems at NASA and the aerospace industry requires advanced techniques that address their specification, design, verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is a forum to foster collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, academia, and industry, with the goal of identifying challenges and providing solutions towards achieving assurance for such critical systems.
New developments and emerging applications like autonomous on-board Software for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), UAS Traffic Management (UTM), advanced separation assurance algorithms for aircraft, and the need for system-wide fault detection, diagnosis, and prognostics provide new challenges for system specification, development, and verification approaches. The focus of these symposiums are on formal techniques and other approaches for software assurance, including their theory, current capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems during all stages of the software life-cycle.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, NFM2020 will shift to a virtual symposium.
We encourage submissions on cross-cutting approaches that bring together formal methods and techniques from other domains such as probabilistic reasoning, machine learning, control theory, robotics, and quantum computing among others.For more information, see https://ti.arc.nasa.gov/events/nfm-2020/.
8 - 10 May 2020, 10th Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Monday 10 February 2020
LAMAS is a scientific network spanning an interdisciplinary community of researchers working on logical aspects of multi-agent systems (MAS) from the perspectives of artificial intelligence, computer science, game theory, and more.
LAMAS2020 will be the next annual event of the LAMAS research network and will continue the series of LAMAS workshops. The LAMAS workshop is the pivotal event of the network and it provides a platform for presentation, exchange, and publication of ideas in all these areas, including:
- Logical systems for modeling, specification, analysis and synthesis of MAS
- Deductive systems and decision procedures for logics for MAS
- Algorithmic methods for formal verification of MAS
- Logic-based tools for MAS
- Applications of logics in MAS
Because of the covid-19 LAMAS2020 will be entirely virtual.
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of 2 pages plus 1 page for references in the AAMAS format, reporting their work in one of two categories: either original and unpublished, or published (or accepted for publication) in the last 12 months. Submissions are subject to a single-blind review process (submissions should not be anonymous).
All the accepted papers will appear in the informal workshop proceedings produced together with the AAMAS proceedings. Also, provided we receive enough quality submissions, we will invite the authors of selected papers to submit extended versions to a special issue of the journal Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence (AMAI).For more information, see http://lamas20.ipipan.waw.pl/.
27 - 29 April 2020, PhDs in Logic XII, to be rescheduledLocation: Berlin, GermanyTarget audience: PhD students, master students, first-year postdocsCosts: No registration feesDeadline: Monday 20 January 2020
“PhDs in Logic” is an annual graduate conference organized by graduate students. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes contributions to various topics in mathematical logic, philosophical logic, and logic in computer science. It involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short (20-25 minutes) presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research.
The 12th edition of “PhDs in Logic” will take place at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, from April 27 to 29, 2020.
We welcome students to participate in PhDs in Logic XII regardless of whether they want to submit a contribution. Students interested in participating, even without giving a talk, are kindly asked to register.
Due to efforts to restrain the spreading of the Corona Virus, all public events at all Berlin Universities have been cancelled until the 20th of July 2020. When the situation has sufficiently cleared an alternative date will be selected.
PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs in logic from disciplines, that include but are not limited to philosophy, mathematics and computer science are invited to submit an extended abstract on their research.
Submitted abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages, including the relevant references. Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed by the scientific committee. Accepted abstracts will be presented by their authors in a short presentation during the conference.
The deadline for abstract submission is 10th January 2020, and the notification of acceptance will be sent by 28th February 2020. Please submit your blinded abstract in the Easychair format via EasyChair.
26 April 2020, 7th Workshop on Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis (HCVS 2020), Dublin, IrelandLocation: Dublin, IrelandDeadline: Wednesday 26 February 2020
This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in the communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g., ICLP and CP), Program Verification (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI), and Automated Deduction (e.g., CADE), on the topic of Horn clause based analysis, verification and synthesis. Horn clauses have been advocated by these communities at different times and from different perspectives, and this workshop is organized to stimulate interaction and a fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.
We solicit regular papers describing theory and implementation of Horn-clause-based analysis and tool descriptions. We also solicit extended abstracts describing work-in-progress, as well as presentations covering previously published results that are of interest to the workshop.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the use of Horn clauses, constraints, and related formalisms in the following areas: Analysis and verification of programs and systems of various kinds, Program synthesis, Program testing, Program transformation, Constraint solving, Type systems, Case studies and tools, and Challenging problems.For more information, see https://www.sci.unich.it/hcvs20/.
25 April 2020, 5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning about Causation, Responsibility, and Explanations in Science and Technology (CREST 2020), Dublin, IrelandLocation: Dublin, IrelandDeadline: Saturday 25 January 2020
Today's IT systems, and the interactions between them, become increasingly complex. Power grid blackouts, airplane crashes, failures of medical devices and malfunctioning automotive systems are just a few examples of incidents that affect system safety. They are often due to component failures and unexpected interactions of subsystems under conditions that have not been anticipated during system design and testing. Determining the root cause(s) of a system-level failure and elucidating the exact scenario that led to the failure is today a complex and tedious task that requires significant expertise. Formal approaches for automated causality analysis, fault localization, explanation of events, accountability and blaming have been proposed independently by several communities - in particular, AI, concurrency, model-based diagnosis, software engineering, security engineering and formal methods. Work on these topics has significantly gained speed during the last years.
The goals of this workshop are to bring together and foster exchange between researchers from the different communities, and to present and discuss recent advances and new ideas in the field.
Submissions should be prepared in EPTCS style with a length of up to 15 pages. All contributions must be submitted via the EasyChair submission web site for CREST 2020. All contributed papers will be reviewed by at least 3 PC members. Revised versions of selected papers will be published as formal post-workshop proceedings in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper needs to register for the workshop and present the paper in order for it to be included in the post-workshop proceedings.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/crest2020.
25 April 2020, Workshop on Trends, Extensions, Applications and Semantics of Logic Programming (TEASE-LP 2020), Dublin, IrelandLocation: Dublin, IrelandDeadline: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Logic programming is a framework for expressing programs, propositions and relations as Horn clause theories, with the purpose of performing automatic inference in these theories. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers that work on extensions of logic programming and inference methods, and to foster an exchange of methods and applications that have emerged in different communities.
Since the aim of the workshop is to foster exchange and discussions on trends, extensions, applications and semantics of logic programming, we invite presentations of possibly already published as well as ongoing work. Submissions should be abstracts of at most two pages in EPTCS style and will be only be published in the informal pre-proceedings and on the website of the workshop. Post-proceedings volume may be solicited by the PC, based on the quality of contributions.For more information, see https://www.coalg.org/tease-lp/.
16 - 17 April 2020, Workshop "Alternative Approaches to Scientific Realism", cancelledLocation: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Sunday 15 December 2019
This conference has been cancelled due to the Corona crisis.
There has been a recent move in philosophy of science towards views that in some sense reject the strict dichotomy between realism and anti-realism, or otherwise situate themselves between these two extremes. These include varieties of structuralism, perspectivalism, and pluralism/relativism, and have been applied across various scientific domains, including physics, mathematics, biology, cognitive science, and computer science. This conference will bring together representatives of each of these viewpoints, in order to compare the respective progress made by each approach, and to develop a shared foundation for the future development of alternatives to traditional scientific realism and anti-realism.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: James Ladyman (Bristol), Michela Massimi, (Edinburgh) and Martin Kusch (Vienna).
Up to three additional speaking slots are reserved for early career researchers, to be filled on a competitive basis. We welcome submission of 500 word abstracts on any topic related to the themes of the conference. Abstracts should be suitably blinded, and submitted to Easychair.For more information, see https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/container/alt_approach_scie_realism/ or contact Joe Dewhurst at J.Dewhurst at lmu.de.
15 - 17 April 2020, EvoStar 2020: Bio-inspired computation, OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Friday 15 November 2019
EvoStar comprises of four co-located conferences run each spring at different locations throughout Europe. These events arose out of workshops originally developed by EvoNet, the Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computing, established by the Information Societies Technology Programme of the European Commission, and they represent a continuity of research collaboration stretching back over 20 years. EvoStar is organised by SPECIES, the Society for the Promotion of Evolutionary Computation in Europe and its Surroundings. This non-profit academic society is committed to promoting evolutionary algorithmic thinking, with the inspiration of parallel algorithms derived from natural processes. It provides a forum for information and exchange.
The four conferences include:
- EuroGP 23rd European Conference on Genetic Programming
- EvoApplications 23rd European Conference on the Applications of Evolutionary and bio-inspired Computation
- EvoCOP 20th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation
- EvoMUSART 9th International Conference (and 14th European event) on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design
Paper submission deadline: November 1, 2019.All accepted papers will be printed in the proceedings published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Additionally, this year there is a call for "Special Sessions" in EvoAPPs, deadline: September 10th, 2019.For more information, see http://www.evostar.org/2020/.
7 - 9 April 2020, 5th Asian Workshop on Philosophical Logic (AWPL 2020), to be rescheduledLocation: Hangzhou, ChinaDeadline: Saturday 28 December 2019
Asian Workshop on Philosophical Logic (AWPL) is an event-series initiated by a group of Asian logicians, and in 2012 the first installment took place at the JAIST in Japan. It is devoted to promote awareness, understanding, and collaborations among researchers in philosophical logic and related fields. The workshop emphasizes the interplay of philosophical ideas and formal theories. Topics of interest include non-classical logics, philosophical logics, algebraic logics, and their applications in computer science, cognitive science, and social sciences.
The AWPL 2020 workshop is an event in the Zhejiang Logic for AI Summit. All AWPL participants are invited to attend other events as well.
Due to the current situation of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, it is believed that ZJULogAI cannot take place as scheduled. The conference and all its sub-events, including AWPL 2020, will be rescheduled (most likely to Q3 or Q4 2020).
All submissions should present original works not previously published. Submissions should be typeset in English, using the LNCS template. be prepared as a PDF file with at most 12 pages (including reference list, appendixes, acknowledgements, etc.), and be sent to the workshop electronically via EasyChair. It is assumed that, once a submission is accepted, at least one of its authors will attend the workshop and present the accepted work. After the workshop, selected submissions will be invited to revise and submit to a post conference proceedings, to be published in the 'Logic in Asia' series.For more information, see https://www.xixilogic.org/events/awpl2020/.
6 - 9 April 2020, 3rd International Conference on Logic and Argumentation (CLAR 2020), to be rescheduledLocation: Hangzhou, ChinaDeadline: Sunday 15 December 2019
Note: Due to the current situation of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, it is believed that ZJULogAI cannot take place as scheduled. The conference and all its sub-events, including CLAR 2020, will be rescheduled (most likely to Q3 or Q4 2020).
CLAR 2020 will be held in Hangzhou, as part of the Zhejiang Logic for AI Summit (ZJULogAI 2020). With a special focus on 'methods and tools for explainable AI', a core objective of ZJULogAI is to present the latest developments and progress made on the crucial question of how to make AI more transparent, trustworthy and accountable, both in China as well as in the rest of the world. All participants to CLAR 2020 have access to all other events of ZJULogAI as well.
CLAR 2020 conference highlights recent advances in the two fields of logic and argumentation and promotes communication between researchers in logic and argumentation within and outside China.
CLAR 2020 invites interdisciplinary contributions from logic, artificial intelligence, philosophy, computer science, linguistics, law, and other areas studying logic and formal argumentation. We invite two types of submissions: full papers (between 8 and 20 pages) describing original and unpublished work and extended abstracts (max 5 pages) of preliminary original work or extended abstracts of already published work, from either the field of logic or the field of formal argumentation.
Proceedings with accepted submissions will be available during the conference, and extended versions will be published after the conference in special issues of the Journal of Logic and Computation and the Journal of Applied Logics.
6 - 9 April 2020, 6th Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2020), to be rescheduledLocation: Hangzhou, ChinaDeadline: Saturday 23 November 2019
Due to the current situation of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, it is believed that ZJULogAI cannot take place as scheduled. The conference and all its sub-events, including GCAI 2020, will be rescheduled (most likely to Q3 or Q4 2020).
The 6th Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2020) will be held in Hangzhou, China, 6-9 April 2020, as part of the Zhejiang Logic for AI Summit (ZjuLogAI 2020). With its special focus theme on "Explainable AI and Responsible AI", the summit intends to promote the interplay between logical approaches and machine learning based approaches in order to make AI more transparent, responsible and accountable.
Submissions in all areas of artificial intelligence are welcome. GCAI 2020 accepts submissions of two types, full paper submissions (which must be original and cannot be submitted simultaneously elsewhere) and extended abstract submissions (which report on ongoing or preliminary work, or on work that is central to symbolic reasoning and/or machine/deep learning applied to both software and robotic systems, but that has already been submitted or recently published elsewhere as a full paper). Both types of submissions must be prepared in LaTeX or Microsoft Word using the EasyChair templates, and uploaded in PDF format.For more information, see http://www.gcai-2020.info/.
6 - 8 April 2020, 36th British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science (BCTCS & AlgoUK 2020), Swansea, WalesLocation: Swansea, WalesDeadline: Sunday 1 March 2020
The purpose of BCTCS is to provide a forum in which researchers in theoretical computer science can meet, present research findings, and discuss developments in the field. It also aims to provide an environment in which PhD students can gain experience in presenting their work, and benefit from contact with established researchers.
The scope of the colloquium includes all aspects of theoretical computer science, including automata theory, algorithms, complexity theory, semantics, formal methods, concurrency, game theory, types, languages and logics.
BCTCS 2020 is being held together with the Fourth AlgoUK workshop which includes a session on Verification of Railway Control Systems. There will also be a special evening public forum on Formal Methods in Software Engineering.
Participants wishing to give a 30 minute contributed talk on any topic within the scope of the colloquium are invited to submit a title and abstract via the BCTCS'2020 webpage. Presentations from research students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged. The titles and abstracts of all invited and contributed talks will appear in the Bulletin of the EATCS.For more information, see http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/bctcs2020.
30 March - 2 April 2020, 23rd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2020), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Wednesday 27 March 2019
ICDT is an international conferences series that addresses the principles and theory of data management. Since 2009, it is annually and jointly held with EDBT, the international conference on extending database technology.
As ICDT strives to broaden its scope, ICDT 2020 will have a Reach Out Track that calls for novel formal frameworks or directions for database theory and/or connections between principles of data management and other communities.
Due to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus, the physical meeting for EDBT/ICDT 2020 in Copenhagen has to be canceled. However, EDBT/ICDT 2020 as a conference is NOT canceled, but will be held as an online event.
Every topic related to the principles of data management is relevant to ICDT. Particularly welcome are contributions that connect data management to theoretical computer science, and those that connect database theory and database practice. Papers must be written in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess their merits. The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.For more information, see https://diku-dk.github.io/edbticdt2020/.
20 - 21 March 2020, Workshop "Proofs, Computation, & Meaning", cancelledLocation: Tuebingen, GermanyDeadline: Wednesday 15 January 2020
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the workhop is cancelled!
Around thirty years after the fall of Hilbert's program, the proofs-as-programs paradigm established the view that proofs should consist in computational or epistemic objects conveying evidence to mathematical propositions. The relationship between formal derivations and proofs should then be analogous to the one between words and their meanings. This view naturally gives rise to questions such as 'which conditions should a formal arrangement of symbols satisfy to represent a proof?' or 'when do two formal derivations represent the same proof?'. These questions underlie past and current research in proof theory both in the theoretical computer science community (e.g. categorical logic, domain theory, linear logic) and in the philosophy community (e.g. proof-theoretic semantics).
In spite of these common motivations and historical roots, it seems that today proof theorists in philosophy and in computer science are losing sight of each other. This workshop aims at contributing to a renaissance of the interaction between researchers with different backgrounds by establishing a constructive environment for exchanging views, problems and results.
In addition to regular invited talks, the workshop includes two tutorials, aimed at introducing recent ideas on the correspondence between proofs, programs and categories as well as to the historical and philosophical aspects of the notions of infinity and predicativity.
We invite submissions for contributed talks on topics related to the themes of the meeting. These include, but are not restricted to:
- Identity of proofs
- Graphical/diagrammatic representations of proofs
- Typed vs untyped proof theory
- Paradoxes and circular reasoning
- Constructivism and (im)predicativity
- Duality proofs/refutations
- Computational interpretations of classical and non-classical logics
- Non-deterministic/probabilistic aspects of computation
- Inductive/co-inductive constructions in proof theory and type theory
- (Higher-)categorical proof theory
- Substructural aspects of logic
- Philosophical and historical reflections on any of the above
6 March 2020, 10th Workshop on Intersection Types and Related Systems (ITRS 2020), Torino, ItalyLocation: Torino, ItalyDeadline: Monday 20 January 2020
Intersection types were introduced near the end of the 1970s to overcome the limitations of Curry's type assignment system and to provide a characterization of the strongly normalizing terms of the Lambda Calculus.
Although intersection types were initially intended for use in analyzing and/or synthesizing lambda models as well as in analyzing normalization properties, over the last twenty years the scope of the research on intersection types and related systems has broadened in many directions.
The ITRS 2020 workshop aims to bring together researchers working on both the theory and practical applications of systems based on intersection types and related approaches. ITRS workshops have been held every two years.
Authors are invited to submit an abstract (2 pages bibliography excluded) in PDF format, through EasyChair. Publishing of a full paper is planned in post-proceedings to appear in EPTCS (pending approval), therefore we recommend using the EPTCS macro package to prepare submissions. Informal proceedings will be made available at the workshop.For more information, see https://types2020.di.unito.it/itrs.html.
2 - 6 March 2020, 14th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2020), Milan, ItalyLocation: Milan, ItalyDeadline: Friday 18 October 2019
LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. LATA 2020 will consist of invited talks and peer-reviewed contributions, and reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.
Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spaced pages (all included) and should be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series. A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference.
2 - 5 March 2020, 26th International Conference on Types for Proofs and Programs (TYPES 2020), Torino, ItalyLocation: Torino, ItalyDeadline: Monday 20 January 2020
The TYPES meetings are a forum to present new and ongoing work in all aspects of type theory and its applications, especially in formalised and computer assisted reasoning and computer programming. The ITRS 2020 workshop aims to bring together researchers working on both the theory and practical applications of systems based on intersection types and related approaches. Part of the program is organised under the auspices of EUTypes.
Invited speakers: Ulrik Buchholtz, Pierre Marie-Pédrot, Leonardo de Moura and Sara Negri.
We solicit contributed talks. We encourage talks proposing new ways of applying type theory. In the spirit of workshops, talks may be based on newly published papers, work submitted for publication, but also work in progress. Selection will be based on extended abstracts/short papers of 2 pp (not including bibliography) formatted with easychair.cls. Camera-ready versions of the accepted contributions will be published in an informal book of abstracts for distribution at the workshop.
28 February - 2 March 2020, 21st Szklarska Poręba Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics, Szklarska Poręba, PolandLocation: Szklarska Poręba, PolandTarget audience: logicians, semanticists, philosophers, computational linguistsDeadline: Sunday 15 December 2019
The 21st Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics will be held on the top of the Szrenica mountain in the Giant Mountains on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic on February 28 - March 2, 2020. On top of our general theme, this year's special theme is Reference.
This year's invited speakers are:
Maria Aloni (University of Amsterdam)
Ethan Nowak (King's College London)
Peter Sutton (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)
Sarah Zobel (University of Oslo)
We especially invite papers on this year's special theme "Reference". We also welcome contributions relevant to any of the more classical subjects of this workshop series. Experimental as well as theoretical approaches are welcome. We in particular encourage the presentation of innovative ideas, even if still in need of later refinement and submissions by students who have no previous experience presenting at international workshops. We invite submission of blind abstracts in PDF format, to be sent by *December 15, 2019.*For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/21st-szklarska-porba-workshop/ or contact Katherine Fraser at szklarskaworkshop at gmail.com.
22 - 24 February 2020, ICAART Session "Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence" (NLPinAI 2020), Valletta, MaltaLocation: Valletta, MaltaTarget audience: researchersDeadline: Thursday 19 December 2019
Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language processing depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions.
This ICAART 2020 Special Session covers theoretical work, applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.
We invite contributions relevant to the session topics.
All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, and be made available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. We expect a post-conference, post-proceedings Special Issue with extended publications based on selected papers presented at NLPinAI 2020.
CfP special issue of Philosophia Scientiae on Giuseppe Peano and his School: logic, epistemology and didacticsDeadline: Sunday 1 March 2020
Peano's axioms for arithmetic, published in 1889, are ubiquitously cited in the writings on modern axiomatics. And his Formulary is often quoted as the precursor of Russell's Principia Mathematica, but a comprehensive historical and philosophical evaluation of the contributions of the Peano School to mathematics, logic, and the foundation of mathematics is still to be achieved.
Several reasons explain the loss of philosophical interest for the member of the school: the non-academic nature of the group, the multiform topics of interest (going from mathematical analysis to geometry, from linguistics to universal languages, from philosophical pragmatism to logicism), the scarce attention given to the transformation of mathematics and to the development of set theory after 1910, and the non monolithic philosophical perspective developed in the school. Yet the views held by Peano and other members of the school not only had a strong impact on the writings by Frege, Russell, Carnap and Gödel, but can also be fruitfully explored in order to understand the development of certain philosophical isms, such as logicism and structuralism.
The thematic issue will publish two kinds of contributions: historical analyses of the logical, mathematical, foundational and didactical writings by Peano and the members of the school; philosophical investigations on the relation between Peano's axiomatics and the approaches by Dedekind, Frege, Hilbert, Russell, Carnap, and Gödel. Manuscripts should be submitted in French, English, or German, and prepared for anonymous peer review.For more information, see https://journals.openedition.org/philosophiascientiae/1998?lang=en or contact Paola Cantù at paola.cantu at univ-amu.fr, or Erika Luciano at erika.luciano at unito.it.
17 - 21 February 2020, Eleventh International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FoIKS 2020), Dortmund, GermanyLocation: Dortmund, GermanyDeadline: Saturday 21 September 2019
The FoIKS symposia provide a biennial forum for presenting and discussing theoretical and applied research on information and knowledge systems. The goal is to bring together researchers with an interest in this subject, share research experiences, promote collaboration and identify new issues and directions for future research.
FoIKS 2020 solicits original contributions dealing with any foundational aspect of information and knowledge systems. This includes submissions that apply ideas, theories or methods from specific disciplines to information and knowledge systems. Examples of such disciplines are discrete mathematics, logic and algebra, model theory, information
theory, complexity theory, algorithmics and computation, statistics and optimization.
The FoIKS symposia are a forum for intense discussions. Speakers will be given sufficient time to present their ideas and results within the larger context of their research; furthermore, participants will be asked to prepare a first response to another contribution in order to initiate discussion.
CfP special issue of EJPS on "Dimensions of Applied Maths"Deadline: Tuesday 30 June 2020
Davide Rizza and Matt Parker are editing one of the forthcoming EJPS (European Journal of Philosophy of Science) topical collections, on "Dimensions of Applied Mathematics".
Philosophical interest in the application of mathematics has usually been connected to indispensability arguments or Wigner’s famous puzzle of ‘unreasonable effectiveness’. In both cases the success of mathematical applications has been taken as a starting point for philosophical reflection and, as a result, little attention has been paid to the practice of applying mathematics in the course of scientific enquiry. This special issue is devoted to exploring the latter, relatively neglected topic. We encourage submissions, especially from non-mainstream areas of philosophy of science and/or from under-represented groups, discussing any of the dimensions (historical, foundational and practical) of applied mathematics.
Note: Deadline has been extended to 30 June.For more information, see http://www.philsci.eu/page-1075519.
3 - 4 February 2020, 5th Workshop on Generalised Baire Spaces, Bristol, EnglandLocation: Bristol, England
We are happy to announce the Fifth Workshop on Generalised Baire Spaces! This will take place on the 3rd and 4th of February 2020 at the University of Bristol. The focus of this year's workshop is on connections with model theory and infinite combinatorics.
The main speakers are David Aspero (Norwich), Vincenzo Dimonte (Udine), Lorenzo Galeotti (Amsterdam), Philipp Lücke (Bonn), Miguel Moreno (Vienna), Luca Motto Ros (Torino), Isabel Müller (London), Sarka Stejskalova (Prague), and Dorottya Sziraki (Budapest).
There will be a few contributed talks of 20 minutes. If you intend to give one, please send an email soon to secure a slot.For more information, see https://philippschlicht.github.io/meetings/generalizedbairespaces2020/ or contact Philipp Schlicht at philipp.schlicht at bristol.ac.uk.
20 - 21 January 2020, Conference on Digital Curation Technologies (Qurator 2020), Berlin, GermanyLocation: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: Monday 14 October 2019
Digital curation is a complex time and knowledge intensive process, in which knowledge workers create new content artifacts and knowledge insights from heterogeneous sources (content, data, knowledge). The work required for this includes, e.g., selecting, summarizing, scheduling, translating, localising, structuring, condensing, enriching, visualizing and explaining the various contents, from sources such as online newspapers, news portals, social media, linked data, business information systems, IoT data streams etc. AI, in particular from the field of language and semantic knowledge technologies, are used to support these tasks and thereby accelerate and qualitatively improve them.
The conference provides a forum on the use of digital curation technologies in application domains for, e.g., media, journalism, logistics, cultural heritage, health care and life sciences, energy, industry. Of particular relevance are papers that demonstrate the applied use of digital curation technologies and tools in domain-specific use cases and that bridge traditional boundaries between disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Web, data analytics and machine learning, information/content and knowledge management systems, information retrieval, knowledge discovery, and computational linguistics.
The following types of submissions are invited:
- Regular papers (10-15 pages), including Research papers (original research on a topic of interest) and In-use papers (new applications and tool descriptions addressing a topic of interest).
- Short papers: (5-9 pages), including Use Case and Position papers (use case descriptions and application notes, discovery notes, using digital curation applications and tools), Poster and Software demo papers (presenting software and tools in action), and Industry application papers (reporting on industrial applications addressing a topic of interest)
- Student papers: (5-15 pages) e.g. describing results from bachelor/master theses or student projects; the best student paper will receive an award.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Management of Digitally Curated and Semantically Expressive Information and Knowledge
- AI-based / Semantic Large Scale and Complex Information and Content Analysis
- Applications, Evaluations, and Experiences of applying digital curation technologies, standards, and tools.For more information, see https://qurator.ai/konferenz-qurator-2020/.
18 - 21 January 2020, Fifth International Meeting of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (APMP 2020), Zuerich, SwitzerlandLocation: Zuerich, SwitzerlandDeadline: Saturday 1 June 2019
Keynote speakers: Gisele Secco (Univ. Federal de Santa Maria, Brasil), Jemma Lorenat (Pitzer College, USA), Øystein Linnebo (Univ. of Oslo, Norway), Jeremy Avigad (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Vincenzo De Risi (Laboratoire SPHère, CNRS-Univ. Paris 7, France).
We invite submissions on any areas connected to the philosophy of mathematical practice. A title and abstract (250-500 words) should be submitted before 1 June 2019 via the conference website. Notification will be sent out by August 1. Post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to send proposals.For more information, see http://www.hpm.ethz.ch/apmp2020.html.
13 - 14 January 2020, Tribute to Kurt Gödel 2020 (conference), Brno, Czech RepublicLocation: Brno, Czech RepublicTarget audience: logicians, mathematicians, philosophersCosts: 100 EURDeadline: Friday 1 November 2019
Kurt Gödel's unparalleled results in logic grant him a prominent place among logicians. Apart from extraordinary results in the theory of formal systems, he influenced research in set theory, non-classical logics, physical model of the universe, and in philosophy. The event is organised to commemorate the anniversaries (14 January) of the death of Kurt Gödel (Brno 1906 - Princeton 1978) as well as the birth of Alfred Tarski (Warsaw 1901 - Berkeley 1983); January 14 may thus be viewed as World Logic Day.
For the conference, we welcome contributions to these topics especially from logicians, mathematicians, and historians and philosophers of logic. Contributions related to Tarski's work are also welcome.
We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the main topics of the conference to submit a short abstract of approximately 200 words and an extended abstract of at most a 1000 words (references included) through EasyChair at
Accepted papers will be presented in 30 minute slots including discussion. Abstracts must be written in English; uploaded extended abstract must be in pdf format.
13 - 16 January 2020, CSL 2020: Computer Science Logic, Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: Thursday 4 July 2019
Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). It is an interdisciplinary conference, spanning across both basic and application oriented research in mathematical logic and computer science.
Authors are invited to submit contributed papers of no more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style (not including references), presenting unpublished work fitting the scope of the conference. Submitted papers must be in English and must provide sufficient detail to allow the Programme Committee to assess the merits of the paper. Full proofs may appear in a clearly marked technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a well written introduction which is directed at all members of the PC.
CfP special issue of "Logical Investigations" on NegationDeadline: Friday 31 July 2020
The journal "Logical Investigations" provides a platform for broad discussions of logical problems of both conceptual and purely theoretical nature. There are plans for a special issue of "Logical Investigations" devoted to logical and philosophical aspects of negation, Vol. 27(1), 2021.
Original papers are invited on negation related topics. Submissions should be written in English and should be submitted electronically as Pdf-documents generated from LaTeX using the style file LIarticle.cls. Papers should not exceed 20 pages in the above mentioned format (including all notes, the bibliography, and the abstract).For more information, see here or at https://eng.iph.ras.ru/log_inv.htm or contact Grigory.Olkhovikov at rub.de Hitoshi.Omori at rub.de, or Heinrich.Wansing at rub.de.
6 - 8 January 2020, 16th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM 2020), Fort Lauderdale FL, U.S.A.Location: Fort Lauderdale FL, U.S.A.Deadline: Friday 4 October 2019
The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM), is a biennial meeting that fosters interactions between mathematics, theoretical computer science, and artificial intelligence. This will be the sixteenth Symposium in the series, sponsored by Florida Atlantic University and the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. Traditionally, the Symposium attracts participants from a variety of disciplines, thereby providing a unique forum for scientific exchange. The three-day Symposium includes invited speakers, presentations of technical papers, and special topic sessions.
We seek submissions of recent results with a particular emphasis on the foundations of AI and mathematical methods used in AI. Papers describing applications are also encouraged, but the focus should be on principled lessons learned from the development of the application. Work that will have been published as of January 2020 should not be submitted to ISAIM unless it introduces a significant addition to the previously published work. However, the ISAIM web site proceedings are not archival, so papers submitted to ISAIM can be under review elsewhere at the time of submission and can be submitted elsewhere after ISAIM.
4 - 7 January 2020, Symposium on Logical Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS 2020), Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.Location: Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.Deadline: Tuesday 10 September 2019
The LFCS series provides an outlet for the fast-growing body of work in the logical foundations of computer science, e.g., areas of fundamental theoretical logic related to computer science.
Proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. Submissions should be made electronically via easychair. Submitted papers must be in pdf/12pt format and of no more than 15 pages, present work not previously published, and must not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings.
LFCS issues the best student paper award named after John Barkley Rosser Sr. (1907-1989), a prominent American logician with fundamental contributions in both Mathematics and Computer Science.For more information, see https://lfcs.ws.gc.cuny.edu/.
27 July - 1 August 2020, CEU Summer School "Identity: Logic and Metaphysics", PostponedLocation: Budapest, HungaryTarget audience: Graduate Students (Masters/PhD), Early Career Philosophers
This 6-day research-oriented course is designed to familiarize participants with the latest advances in the philosophical debates about identity and related matters. The specific topics to be discussed will be the logic of identity and identity and modality; identity and essence; identity and indiscernibility; time, composition and identity; and personal identity. The course will be delivered by five leaders in their fields, and they will not only introduce those topics but also discuss their latest research on them. Time permitting, selected participants may have occasion to present their own research.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the course has been postponed.For more information, see https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/identity-logic-and-metaphysics-2020/eligibility or contact Nikhil Mahant at mahant_nikhil at phd.ceu.edu.
27 - 31 July 2020, PIKSI-Logic 2020, PostponedLocation: Boston MA, U.S.A.
Undergraduates from underrepresented groups are invited to study logic -- five topics over five days, with ten top international instructors -- at Northeastern University for one week in the summer of 2020.
Instructors and Topics:
- Jessica Collins & Lisa Cassell: "The Logic of Belief Revision"
- Joshua Schechter & Julia Staffel: "Logic & Epistemology"
- Gillian Russell & Tamar Lando: "Logic & Language"
- Erica Shumener & Eliya Cohen: "Logic & Metaphysics"
- Audrey Yap & Cat Saint-Croix: "Logic & Feminism"
Because of COVID-19, the organizers have decided to postpone PIKSI-Logic 2020 to the summer of 2021.For more information, see http://fitelson.org/piksi/.
19 - 24 July 2020, 32nd International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV 2020), VirtualLocation: Virtual
CAV 2020 is the 32nd in a series dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of computer-aided formal analysis methods for hardware and software systems. The conference covers the spectrum from theoretical results to concrete applications, with an emphasis on practical verification tools and the algorithms and techniques that are needed for their implementation. Along with the main conference, CAV will feature eight workshops (in addition to the Verification Mentoring Workshop) and tutorials.For more information, see http://i-cav.org/2020/.
18 - 31 July 2020, The 4th Crete Summer School of Linguistics (CreteLing 2020), CancelledLocation: Rethymnon, GreeceTarget audience: Master / PhD students
There will be introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in a variety of linguistic subfields.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel CreteLing2020 due to the international COVID crisis.
13 - 24 July 2020, The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Contemporary Logic, Rationality and Information (SpLogIC), PostponedLocation: São Paulo, Brazil
The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Contemporary Logic, Rationality and Information – SpLogIC – is promoted by the Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science (CLE) of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, to be held from July 13th to 24th, 2020. The program comprises nine courses and nine plenary talks ministered in English by experts in each topic, as well as oral presentations (LED Talks) and poster sessions delivered by students.
Undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows (up to 5 years after completion of the Ph.D) from all countries are encouraged to apply. The event will select 100 fully-funded participants (50 grantees from all states of Brazil and 50 international grantees). Funding includes airfare, medical insurance, accommodation and meals throughout the event.
Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/M.Sc. and Doctorate/Ph.D.) and currently developing a thesis or dissertation in the fields of the event. The applicant’s country of origin will also be taken into consideration, in order to include participants from all continents.
Due to the measures taken regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing and Advisory Committees decided to postpone the realization of the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Logic, Rationality, and Information – SPLogIC.
2 July 2020, European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software (ETAPS 2020 Afternoon), VirtualLocation: Virtual
ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science.
To compensate for the cancelled physical ETAPS 2020 conference in Dublin, we will hold a 3-hour virtual event to hand out the awards of the conference and listen to talks by the best paper award winners. The presentations will be streamed live. Questions to presenters can be asked in a chat. The event will be recorded and can be watched later.For more information, see https://etaps.org/2020/afternoon.
24 - 26 June 2020, The 16th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2020) , VirtualLocation: Virtual
The purpose of the Reasoning Web Summer School is to disseminate recent advances on reasoning techniques and related issues that are of particular interest to Semantic Web and Linked Data applications. It is primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs, young researchers, and senior researchers wishing to deepen their knowledge. In 2020, the broad theme of the school is: 'Declarative Artificial Intelligence'. As in the previous years, lectures in the summer school will be given by a distinguished group of expert lecturers.
The school is co-located with RuleML+RR 2020 and DecisionCAMP 2020, as part of the Declarative AI 2020 event. The students attending the RW school are particularly encouraged to apply to the Doctoral Consortium of RuleML+RR (deadline: 22 May, 2020). Due to the current situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Declarative AI 2020 will be held as an ONLINE event.For more information, see https://2020.declarativeai.net/events/rw-summer-school or contact Marco Manna at marco.manna at unical.it, or Andreas Pieris at apieris at inf.ed.ac.uk.
Autumn 2020, XXIII European Symposium of Medieval Logic and Semantics (ESMLS XXIII), Warsaw, PolandLocation: Warsaw, Poland
We would like to invite you to the next European Symposium of Medieval Logic and Semantics, which will take place at the University of Warsaw on 22-25 June 2020. The topic of the conference is 'Time, Tense, and Modality', and covers logical, semantical, and grammatical problems related to time. It is meant to include a wide range of issues occurring in medieval writings, not restricted to narrowly understood field of artes.
In view of the measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic we hereby officially postpone the 23rd European Symposium of Medieval Logic and Semantics for June 21-24, 2021.
20 - 21 June 2020, Hamburg Set Theory Workshop 2020 (HSTW 2020): Descriptive Set Theory, Forcing and the Reals, VirtualLocation: Virtual
Descriptive set theory discusses the relationship between logical complexity and good behaviour of sets, so-called regularity properties (e.g. Lebesgue measurability, perfect set property, etc.). It is well known that these properties are closely connected to forcing (and in some cases, large cardinals). Modern developments in set theory such as forcing, large cardinals and determinacy give powerful techniques to tackle problems in descriptive set theory. In recent years, set theorists have generalised classical results of descriptive set theory to generalised reals.
Speakers: 1. Vera Fischer (Vienna) 2. Yurii Khomskii (Hamburg & Amsterdam) 3. Dominique Lecomte (Paris) 4. Heike Mildenberger (Freiburg) 5. Dorottya Sziraki (Budapest) 6. Wolfgang Wohofsky (Vienna) 7. Jindrich Zapletal (Gainesville FL) 8. Zoltan Vydnyanszky (Vienna)
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the HSTW 2020 will be held online as a Zoom webinar with several zoom meetings as substitute for social events, like cofeebreaks/lunch. Further information about the conference format can be found on the conference homepage.
Masterclass "Lakatos's Undone Work": The Practical Turn and the Division of Philosophy of Mathematics and Philosophy of ScienceLocation: Virtual
In this online masterclass, each of the 14 participating graduate students will write a research paper under the supervision of expert mentors from philosophy of science and philosophy of mathematics. Students can apply for different mentors and they will be matched with the mentors according to their interests.
The overarching theme of this masterclass is an analysis of a 'practical turn' in the philosophy of mathematics. Is this turn analogous to the practical turn in philosophy of sciences? Should it be? What are the exact roles of the actual empirical studies of mathematical practice (f.i. in mathematics education, sociology of mathematic, etc.)? How should these interact with the philosophy of mathematics?
We want to encourage work looking at the following three areas: First, we want to draw attention to the seminal work of Imre Lakatos. In addition to that we want to encourage work on the interplay of the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of science. Another possible string of investigation is the analysis of new scientific methodologies in the philosophy of mathematics.For more information, see https://lakatosundonework.weebly.com/.
15 - 19 June 2020, Caleidoscope: Research School in Computational Complexity, cancelledLocation: Paris, France
Computational complexity theory was born more than 50 years ago when researchers started asking themselves what could be computed efficiently. Classifying problems/functions with respect to the amount of resources (e.g. time and/or space) needed to solve/compute them turned out to be an extremely difficult question. This has led researchers to develop a remarkable variety of approaches, employing different mathematical methods and theories.
The future development of complexity theory will require a subtle understanding of the similarities, differences and limitations of the many current approaches. The goal (and peculiarity) of the Caleidoscope school is to reunite in a single event as many different takes on computational complexity as can reasonably be fit in one week. The school is aimed at graduate students and researchers who already work in some aspects of computational complexity and/or who would like to learn about the various approaches.
We are sorry to announce that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, the 2020 edition of the Caleidoscope school is CANCELLED. We hope we will be able to propose these great lectures in the summer of 2021.
4 - 7 May 2020, PhD course on Dynamic Syntax, Bergen, Norway, postponedLocation: Bergen, Norway
The University of Bergen in Norway is hosting a PhD course on Dynamic Syntax, a grammar formalism which aims to capture the real-time parsing/production of language. The course will be of particular interest to those working in syntax, semantics and the syntax-semantics interface, as well as natural language modelling and computational linguistics, but is open to all.
Any interested PhD candidate or postdoctoral researcher who is currently enrolled or employed at a university is welcome to register and take part in the course. All participants who attend the course and complete the written and oral assignment will be awarded 5 ECTS.
This will be a 4-day course that takes place in the autumn of 2020. The exact course dates will be announced in the next couple of months.
1 - 3 May 2020, Abstractionism 2 Conference, Connecticut, U.S.A., postponedLocation: Connecticut, U.S.A.
This conference has been postponed due to COVID-19.
Keynote speaker: Crispin Wright (University Stirling & NYU)
Other confirmed speakers include: .Roy T. Cook (University of Minnesota), Fiona Doherty (University of Stirling), Sean Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern University), Richard K. Heck (Brown University), Graham Leach-Krouse (Kansas State University), Paolo Mancosu (UC Berkeley), Fraser McBride (University of Manchester; via Skype), Eileen Nutting (University of Kansas), Walter Pedriali (University of St. Andrews), Agustín Rayo (MIT), Marcus Rossberg (University of Connecticut), William Stirton (Independent Scholar), James Studd (Oxford), Alan Weir (University of Glasgow), Sean Walsh (UCLA) and Robbie Williams (University of Leeds; via Skype).For more information, see here or at https://rossberg.philosophy.uconn.edu/abstractionism-2-conference/ or contact marcus.rossberg at uconn.edu.
6 - 9 April 2020, Zhejiang Conferences on Logics in AI (ZJULogAI 2020), to be rescheduledLocation: Hangzhou, China
The Zhejiang Conferences on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (ZjuLogAI 2020) is organized by the Zhejiang University - University of Luxembourg Joint Laboratory on AIs, Robotics and Reasoning (ZLAIRE). With its special focus theme on Explainable AI, the summit intends to promote the interplay between logical approaches and machine learning based approaches in order to make AI more transparent and accountable.
ZJULogAI consists of
- 5th Asian Workshop on Philosophical Logic (AWPL 2020)
- 3rd International Conference on Logic and Argumentation (CLAR 2020)
- 6th Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2020)
ZjuLogAI will be accompanied by an AI and ART exhibition demonstrating the latest application of AI and robotics.
Keynotes (confirmed): Gabriella Pigozzi (Université Paris Dauphine) and Fei Wu (Zhejiang University)
Due to the current situation of the novel coronavirus pneumonia, ZJULogAI cannot take place as scheduled. The conference and all its sub-events will be rescheduled.For more information, see http://www.xixilogic.org/zjulogai/.
6 - 7 April 2020, Workshop "Understanding Mathematical Explanation", postponedLocation: New Brunswick NJ, U.S.A.
The aim of this NSF-funded workshop is to bring together philosophers, psychologists and education researchers who are working on mathematical explanation.
Speakers & discussants: - Jessica Carter (University of Southern Denmark) - Mark Colyvan (University of Sydney) - Silvia De Toffoli (Princeton University) - Joachim Frans (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Matthew Inglis (Loughborough University) - Marc Lange (UNC - Chapel Hill) - Tania Lombrozo (Princeton University) - Alexander Renkl (University of Freiburg) - Bethany Rittle-Johnson (Vanderbilt University) - Keith Weber (Rutgers University) - Orit Zaslavsky (New York University).
This workshop has been POSTPONED in response to recent rutgers policies put in place to address the spread of covid-19. New date to be announced.For more information, see http://pcrg.gse.rutgers.edu/mathexpl.
3 - 5 April 2020, Conference "The 'end' of philosophy of mathematics", cancelledLocation: Princeton NJ, U.S.A.
Cancelled due to Corona, to be rescheduled.
Organized by John P. Burgess and Silvia De Toffoli
Speakers: Jeremy Avigad (Carnegie Mellon University), Silvia De Toffoli (Princeton University), Marcus Giaquinto (University College London), Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki University), Saul Kripke (CUNY Graduate Center), Danielle Macbeth (Haverford College), Paolo Mancosu (UC Berkeley), Friederike Moltmann (CNRS / New York University), Ben Morison (Princeton University), Marco Panza (CNRS / Chapman University), Richard Pettigrew (Bristol University) and Sun-Joo Shin (Yale University).For more information, see https://philosophy.princeton.edu/content/conference-end-philosophy-mathematics.
23 - 26 March 2020, Master Class in Proof Theory (MCPT), cancelledLocation: Munich, Germany
Cancelled due to the Corona crisis.
This Masterclass in proof theory (MCPT) is primarily aimed at graduate students and early career researchers in mathematics, philosophy, and computer science with an interest in foundational questions in mathematics. The four-day event consists of introductory classes on proof theory by Michael Rathjen (Leeds) on 'Proof Theory: From Arithmetic to Set Theory' and Peter Schuster (Verona) on 'The finite content of transfinite methods'. These will be enriched through advanced evening lectures by other senior researchers, incl. Norbert Gratzl (MCMP, LMU Munich) and Helmut Schwichtenberg (LMU Munich). The event will take place on the premises of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, right next to Munich's picturesque Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens.
Graduate students in mathematics can apply for participation scholarships of E150 funded by the German Mathematical Association (DMV).
23 March 2020, 11th South & East of England Model Theory Workshop (SEEMOD Workshop 11), cancelledLocation: Norwich, England
This meeting has been cancelled due the coronavirus outbreak.
The 11th SEEMOD (South and East of England Model Theory) workshop will take place at the University of East Anglia on 23rd March. The speakers are: Alexis Chevalier (Oxford) , Mark Kamsma (UEA), Charlotte Kestner (Imperial College London), Vincenzo Mantova (Leeds), and Nicholas Ramsey (UCLA).
11 - 13 March 2020, Conference "Disagreements: from Theory to Practice", Tartu, EstoniaLocation: Tartu, Estonia
The theoretical aspects of disagreements in fields such as ontology, logic, epistemology, and ethics have already received extensive treatment in the philosophical literature. There is a plethora of views debated at an increased level of sophistication at a very high level of abstraction (e.g. conciliationist vs steadfast views in the epistemology of disagreement). What is much less discussed are the practical consequences of these theoretical models of disagreement. The conference 'Disagreements: from Theory to Practice' aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice and inquire into the implications of theoretical positions for real life disagreements. Our confirmed speakers include Margit Sutrop, Daniel Cohnitz and Folke Tersman.For more information, see here or at https://www.flfi.ut.ee/en/disagreements-theory-practice or contact disagreements2020 at ut.ee.
22 February 2020, Robin Gandy Centenary ColloquiumLocation: Wolfson College, Oxford (UK)
There will be a one-day Colloquium at Wolfson College Oxford. This event celebrates the centenary of Robin Gandy, a leading figure in Mathematical Logic, student and close friend of Alan Turing, Oxford University Reader in Mathematical Logic and a Fellow of Wolfson College. It will be a full day meeting with an outstanding set of speakers, including four of Gandy's former students, and ranging across topics in mathematical logic, philosophy of mathematics, and computer science, as well as personal reflections and historical perspectives.
Speakers: Marianna Antonutti Marfori (Munich), Andrew Hodges (Oxford), Martin Hyland (Cambridge), Jeff Paris (Manchester), Göran Sundholm (Leiden), Christine Tasson (Paris), Philip Welch (Bristol)For more information, see https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/event/gandy-colloquium-0 or contact Karen Barnes at karen.barnes at cs.ox.ac.uk.
21 - 22 February 2020, Celebrating & Commemorating: Engeler's 90th birthday and Specker's centenary, Zürich, SwitzerlandLocation: Zürich, Switzerland
On February 21 and 22, 2020, we will organize at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, the meeting "Celebrating and commemorating". In February 2020 will be Ernst Specker's centenary and Erwin Engeler's 90th birthday. The Annual Meeting 2020 of the Swiss Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science will celebrate these two great and big birthdays. Succeeding Paul Bernays, these two prominent scientists from Zurich had a sustainable impact on mathematical logic and its relation to philosophy and informatics in the second half of the 20th century.
The goal of the conference is to recall the work of those two great Swiss logicians and to point to its continuing significance and effectiveness. As this work is at the interface between mathematics, logic, philosophy, informatics and physics, the conference will be of special interest for researchers and students in those different scientific disciplines.For more information, see https://math.ethz.ch/news-and-events/events/conferences-and-workshops/2020/celebrating-engeler-specker.html or contact Prof. Dr. Giovanni Sommaruga at giovanni.sommaruga at phil.gess.ethz.ch.
7 - 8 February 2020, Workshop in Set Theory & Philosophy of Mathematics, Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, France
This workshops intends to gather people working in the intersection between set theory and philosophy of mathematics and to present and discuss their work.
Invited speakers: Carolin Antos-Kuby, Andy Arana, Neil Barton, Mirna Dzamonja, Brice Halimi, Leon Horsten, Juliette Kennedy, Jean-Michel Salanskis, Jouko Väänänen, Matteo Viale.
1 - 4 February 2020, Workshop "Mathematical Language & Practical Type Theory", Bonn, GermanyLocation: Bonn, Germany
Formal Mathematics aims at the complete formalization and formal checking of mathematical statements and proofs. In recent years practically efficient computer assisted systems have been developed and used to formally verify outstanding mathematical results. However, formalizations in the currently dominating systems are written in languages that resemble computer code and are neither accessible nor attractive to the wider mathematical community. The workshop will be looking into ways to overcome this barrier by using (controlled) natural language input for proof systems.
The workshop will bring together invited experts from linguistics, formal mathematics, type theory and the LEAN prover system. After some invited talks on Saturday we envisage intense interactions of various groups with ample time for discussion and exploratory experiments. Participants will be asked to give brief contributed presentations of their research relevant to the conference topic.
The Workshop is able to offer five scholarships for PhD students and new PhDs with previous experience in formal mathematics. The workshop will cover local costs and give travel support. Apply before November 30, 2019.For more information, see https://www.hcm.uni-bonn.de/events/eventpages/2020/mathematical-language-practical-type-theory-2020/.
30 - 31 January 2020, Social Choice, Game Theory, and Applications: Conference in Honour of Hans Peters, Maastricht, The NetherlandsLocation: Maastricht, The NetherlandsCosts: free
A conference to celebrate Hans Peters' contributions to social choice and game theory, on the occasion of his retirement.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/hanspetersconference.
24 January 2020, 5th meeting of the conference Danube–Rhine Model Theory and Applications (DRMTA 5), Konstanz, GermanyLocation: Konstanz, Germany
Taking place once to twice per year at changing places, the DRMTA gives a joint institution for the researchers in model theory and its applications from the upper German language area. Talks are delivered by international guests and young scientists. The participation is open to anyone and free of charge.
Speakers: Arthur Forey (ETH Zürich), Lothar Sebastian Krapp (Universität Konstanz), Simon Müller (Universität Konstanz), Daniel Palacín(Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) and Harry Schmidt (Universität Basel).For more information, see http://www.math.uni-konstanz.de/~krapp/DRMTA5/.
18 - 19 January 2020, Thirteenth Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference on the Philoosphy of Mathematics and Logic, Cambridge, EnglandLocation: Cambridge, England
There will be two keynote speakers and six talks from graduate students on a variety of topics in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic, broadly construed. The graduate papers will have respondents, and the talks will be followed by open discussion. Our keynote speakers for this year are Lavinia Picollo (UCL) and Agustín Rayo (MIT).For more information, see http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/events/camb-grad-conf-2020 or contact cam.phil.grad.conf at googlemail.com.
8 - 10 January 2020, British Postgraduate Model Theory Conference 2020, Leeds, EnglandLocation: Leeds, England
This meeting aims to bring together young researchers interested in model theory. It will feature a mini-course, invited talks by established academics, and contributed talks by postgraduate researchers. Accommodation will be provided for a limited number of participants. Supported by LMS, University of Leeds, and the British Logic Colloquium.
8 - 9 January 2020, Workshop "Universals' Locales: The International and Global History and Sociology of Modern Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences", Edinburgh, ScotlandLocation: Edinburgh, Scotland
We are seeking early career scholars (by your own definition) interested in the history or sociology of the modern theoretical and mathematical sciences for an interdisciplinary 2-day workshop exploring the methods and implications of studying the local and global scales of seemingly universal knowledge. Conversations will be guided by a fantastic group of senior scholars: Martina Merz (Alpen-Adria-Universität), Tatiana Roque (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), David Aubin (Sorbonne Universit́é), and Ursula Martin (Oxford and Edinburgh).
6 - 10 January 2020, Formal Methods in Mathematics / Lean Together 2020, Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.Location: Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.
*Formal Methods in Mathematics / Lean Together 2020* will run from Monday, January 6 to Friday, January 10, 2020 at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The meeting is a successor to Lean Together 2019.
The first three days will focus on formal methods in pure and applied mathematics, including interactive theorem proving, automated reasoning, verification of symbolic and numeric computation, and general mathematical infrastructure. The last two days will be devoted to specifically to the Lean Theorem Prover and its core library, mathlib. Users and library developers will have opportunities to present work in progress and discuss plans for the future.
Attendance is free and open to the public, but we ask you to let us know by December 6 if you plan to come.For more information, see http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/avigad/meetings/fomm2020 or contact Jeremy Avigad at avigad at cmu.edu, or Robert Y. Lewis at rob.y.lewis at gmail.com.
5 - 6 January 2020, Workshop "The Structure & Development of Understanding Actions & Reasons", Salzburg, AustriaLocation: Salzburg, Austria
This workshop is organized by the interdisciplinary research group investigating the Structure and Development of Understanding Actions and Reasons, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Swiss National Fund (SNF) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
Invited Speakers: Caroline T. Arruda, Daniel Povinelli, Eva Rafetseder and Michael Tomasello.For more information, see https://www.rub.de/philosophy/actionsandreasons/D-A-CH_Project/Workshops.html or contact Michael Huemer at michael.huemer at sbg.ac.at.
MoL and PhD defenses
10 July 2020, Master of Logic defense, Thijs BenjaminsTitle: Locally finite varieties of Heyting algebras of width 2Location: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili
8 July 2020, Master of Logic defense, Rachel MadenTitle: The nature of semantically relevant intentionsLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Martin Stokhof
8 July 2020, Master of Logic defense, Maëlle HavelangeTitle: An Analysis of Modern Interpretative Approaches to Kung-sun Lung's 'White Horse Discourse'Location: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Martin Stokhof
6 July 2020, Master of Logic defense, Teodor CalinoiuTitle: What Structural Objects Could Be: Mathematical Structuralism and its ProspectsLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Bahram Assadian
3 July 2020, Master of Logic defense, Ignacio Bellas AcostaTitle: Studies in the extension of standard modal logic with an infinite modalityLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Yde Venema
25 June 2020, Master of Logic defense, Sven Cornets de GrootTitle: Logical systems with left-sequential versions of NAND and XORLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Alban Ponse
24 June 2020, Master of Logic defense, Brandon HoogstraTitle: From Cross-World Predication to Cross-World Travel: Building a Bridge between WorldsLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Maria Aloni & Arthur Schipper
18 June 2020, PhD Defense, Philip SchulzTitle: Latent Variable Models for Machine Translation and How To Learn ThemLocation: OnlineSupervisor: Professor Dr. K. Sima'an and Dr. Wilker AzizPromotor: Professor Dr. K. Sima'anCopromotor: Dr. Wilker Aziz
The defense will be streamed in an UvA YouTube channel (further details to be announced).For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/content/evenementen/promoties/2020/06/parallelle-trainingsdata-verbeteren-voor-machinevertalingen.html or contact Philip Schulz at P.Schulz at uva.nl.
17 June 2020, PhD Defense, Dieuwke HupkesTitle: Hierarchy and interpretability in neural models of language processingLocation: onlinePromotor: Willem Zuidema, Rens Bod
This event will be streamed on youtube.
16 June 2020, PhD Defense, Ana Lucia Vargas SandovalTitle: On the Path to the Truth: Logical & Computational Aspects of LearningLocation: OnlineSupervisor: Dr. Alexandru BaltagPromotor: Dr. Alexandru BaltagCopromotor: Prof. Dr. Dick de Jongh and Dr. Aybüke Özgün
The defense will be streamed in an UvA YouTube channel (further details to be announced).For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/content/evenementen/promoties/2020/06/logische-aspecten-van-leren.html or contact Ana Lucia Vargas Sandoval at ana.varsa at gmail.com.
30 April 2020, Master of Logic defense, Eric FlatenTitle: Toward a formal representation of radical interpretationLocation: OnlineSupervisor: Robert van Rooij and Martin Stokhof
3 April 2020, Master of Logic defense, Federico SchiaffinoTitle: Memory, Time and Language; A Mental Time Travel Model in a Narrative DiscourseLocation: OnlineSupervisor: Michiel van Lambalgen
26 March 2020, Master of Logic defense, Valentin VogelmannTitle: Statistical Methodology for Quantitative Linguistics: A Case Study of Zipf's Law and LearnabilitySupervisor: Jelle Zuidema and Bas Cornelissen
The exam will take place online, without an audience.
28 February 2020, PhD defense, Mostafa DehghaniTitle: Learning with Imperfect Supervision for Language UnderstandingLocation: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Maarten de Rijke and Jaap Kamps
6 February 2020, PhD defense, Joran van ApeldoornTitle: A Quantum View on Convex OptimizationLocation: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Ronald de Wolf and Monique Laurent
30 January 2020, PhD defense, Tom BanninkTitle: Quantum and stochastic processesLocation: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Harry Buhrman and Frank den Hollander
29 January 2020, Master of Logic defense, Shimpei EndoTitle: Modal SpatialismLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Arthur Schipper
29 January 2020, PhD defense, Jouke WitteveenTitle: Parameterized Analysis of ComplexityLocation: Aula der Universiteit, Singel 411, AmsterdamPromotor: Ronald de Wolf and Leen TorenvlietCopromotor: Sonja Smets
Projects and Awards
Harry Buhrman joins Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Quantum researcher Harry Buhrman joins the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The KNAW is the most relevant Dutch society of top scientists. Together with seventeen other researchers, Buhrman will be installed as a new Academy member. Buhrman is affiliated with the CWI and the University of Amsterdam. He is also director and founder of research institute QuSoft, which focuses on the development of quantum software and applications of quantum computers and quantum networks.For more information, see https://www.knaw.nl/nl/actueel/nieuws/knaw-kiest-achttien-nieuwe-leden or contact Harry Buhrman at buhrman at cwi.nl.
Paul Vitányi and Ming Li receive 2020 McGuffey Longevity Award
Paul Vitányi (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica) and his colleague Ming Li (University of Waterloo in Canada) have received one of seven 2020 McGuffey Longevity Awards from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association for An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications.For more information, see https://www.cwi.nl/news/2020/ming-li-and-paul-vitanyis-textbook-on-kolmogorov-complexity-receives-a-2020-mcguffey-longevity-award or contact Paul Vitányi at Paul.Vitanyi at cwi.nl.
Giovanni Colavizza has been awarded an NWO Corona: fast-track data grant
We are pleased to announce that Giovanni Colavizza (ILLC) has been awarded an NWO Corona: fast-track data grant, to work on Collecting systematic survey data on scientists’ information-seeking and information-spreading behaviour in a time of crisis. The grant funds a postdoc for 6 months.For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/sgw/corona-fast-track-data/corona-fast-track-data.html or contact dr Giovanni Colavizza at g.colavizza at uva.nl.
Katrin Schulz awarded Open Competition for Digitalisation
We are pleased to announce that Katrin Schulz has been awarded a Open Competition grant, to work on the project "The Bias Barometer" together with Leendert van Maanen (UvA).For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2019/12/in-nine-collaborative-projects-social-sciences-and-humanities-researchers-are-jointly-investigating-the-digital-society.html or contact Katrin Schulz at K.Schulz at uva.nl.
Funding, Grants and Competitions
NWO Stairway to Impact AwardDeadline: Tuesday 30 June 2020The NWO Domain Science hands out five special scientific awards. These awards recognise the achievements of scientists in various areas of scientific research.For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/common/about-nwo/organisation/nwo-divisions/enw/stairway-to-impact-award or contact Dr. Vera Meester at enwprijzen at nwo.nl.
VCLA International Student Award 2020 in Logic and Computer ScienceDeadline: Wednesday 25 March 2020
The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), calls for the nomination of authors of outstanding theses and scientific works in the field of Logic and Computer Science, in the following two categories:
· Outstanding Master Thesis Award
· Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award (Bachelor thesis or equivalent, 1st cycle of the Bologna process)
The main areas of interest are Computational Logic, Algorithms and Computational Complexity, Databases and Artificial Intelligence, Verification and Formal Methods for Security and Privacy,
The award is dedicated to the memory of Helmut Veith, the brilliant computer scientist who tragically passed away in March 2016, and aims to carry on his commitment to promoting young talent and promising researchers in these areas.
1st International Competition on Model Counting (MC 2020)Deadline: Thursday 5 March 2020
The 1st International Competition on Model Counting (MC 2020) is a competition to deepen the relationship between latest theoretical and practical development on the various model counting problems and their practical applications. It targets the problem of counting the number of models of a Boolean formula. Model counting is very vibrant field that provided both recent advances in theory as well as in practical solving including various applications. MC 2020 aims to identify new challenging benchmarks and to promote new solvers for the problem as well as to compare them with state-of-the-art solvers.
The Model Counting Competition MC 2020 invites submission of collections of (weighted) model counting instances in the standard DIMACS-based submission formats as given at the competition tracks.
Call for Nominations: 2020 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic & ComputationDeadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020
An annual award, called the Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation, was established in 2015. The award is for an outstanding contribution represented by a paper or by a small group of papers published within the past 25 years. This time span allows the lasting impact and depth of the contribution to have been established. The award can be given to an individual, or to a group of individuals who have collaborated on the research.
Nominations for the 2020 award are now being solicited. The contribution must have appeared in a paper or papers published within the past 25 years. Thus, for the 2020 award, the cut-off date is January 1, 1995. In addition, the contribution must not yet have received recognition via a major award, such as the Turing Award, the Kanellakis Award, or the Gödel Prize. While the contribution can consist of conference or journal papers, journal papers will be given a preference. Self-nominations are excluded. The 2020 award will be presented at CSL 2021, the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic, which is scheduled to take place in Athens in January 2021.
The Ulam ProgrammeDeadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020Foreign scientists may stay in Poland for 6 to 24 months, and they may be accompanied by members of their closest family, and in the case a Programme participant is a disabled person, by their assistant. An application under the Programme shall be submitted by an individual scientist who holds a doctoral degree awarded in a country other than Poland, does not hold Polish citizenship1 and has not lived, worked or studied in Poland since at least 2017. Scientists visiting Polish scientific institutions under the Programme will receive a monthly Scholarship for the duration of their stay and a mobility allowance, which will allow them to cover the travel costs.For more information, see https://nawa.gov.pl/en/scientists/the-ulam-programme or contact Magdalena Kowalczyk at magdalena.kowalczyk at nawa.gov.pl.
Call for STSM proposals in COST Action Multi3Generation.Deadline: Friday 31 January 2020
The Multi3Generation (Multi-task, Multilingual, Multi-modal Language Generation) COST Action CA18231 aims at fostering an interdisciplinary network of research groups working on different aspects of natural language generation. We are now officially accepting applications for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). STSMs are an instrument to encourage short-term research visits between members of the Action, with a particular interest in aiding in the mobility of Early Career Investigators such as PhD students. STSM grants contribute to expenses for accommodation, traveling and subsistence according to a regulated COST scheme.
We are collecting applications now and will aim at providing a decision on whether the proposal has been accepted/rejected within two weeks time. All STSM proposals submitted in the context of the current call for proposals must be implemented and completed by April 30, 2020, which means the entire STSM is finalised and the final report has been submitted and accepted by the Multi3Generation COST Action Management Committee.For more information, see https://multi3generation.eu/funding-opportunities/short-term-scientific-missions/ or contact Iacer Calixto at iacer.calixto at uva.nl.
E. W. Beth Outstanding Dissertation Prize 2020Deadline: Thursday 30 April 2020
Since 2002, the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI) has been awarding the annual E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Logic, Language, and Information, with financial support of the E.W. Beth Foundation Nominations are now invited for outstanding dissertations on current topics in philosophical and mathematical logic, computer science logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, history of logic, history of the philosophy of science and scientific philosophy in general, as well as the current theoretical and foundational developments in information and computation, language and cognition.
Dissertations with results more broadly impacting various research areas in their interdisciplinary investigations are especially solicited. The nominations should be for the Ph.D. degree awarded in 2019.
Digital Infrastructure in Social Sciences and HumanitiesDeadline: Friday 6 March 2020
There is a strong desire in the SSH field to assign part of the resources intended for the SSH Sector Plan of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) to a domain wide digital SSH plan. For this purpose, the SSH Council – which represents the SSH field – initiated the Platform for Digital Infrastructure for SSH (PDI-SSH). The platform is responsible for allocating resources to digital infrastructure facilities within the SSH domain, for coordinating digital infrastructures in the SSH domain and for strategy within that domain. PDI-SSH launches this Call for proposals as part of the SSH Sector Plan.
Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2020Deadline: Wednesday 1 July 2020
The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. Nominations are now invited for the 2020 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2018 and 31.12.2019 are eligible for nomination for the award. The 2020 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, CSL 2021.
Open Positions at ILLC
Assistant professor in Responsible and Ethical AIDeadline: Monday 15 June 2020
In 2019, the University of Amsterdam established a new Research Priority Area Human(e) AI, which synthesises ongoing work and stimulates new research at the UvA on the societal consequences of the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) in a wide variety of societal areas.
The position is placed within the Department of Philosophy in the capacity group Logic and Language and the candidate’s research will be part of the Institute for Language, Logic and Computation (ILLC) within the Faculty of Humanities. The ILLC enhances curiosity-driven research and serves as a rallying point for information scientists across traditional research fields.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/shared-content/uva/en/vacancies/2020/05/20-275-assistant-professor-in-responsible-and-ethical-ai.html or contact prof. Sonja Smets at S.J.L.Smets at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral researcer in Social Sciences and Science Studies - CoronavirusDeadline: Monday 27 April 2020The ILLC is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher in the area of applied social sciences and science studies, for the Corona fast-track data project `Collecting systematic survey data on scientists’ information-seeking and information-spreading behaviour in a time of crisis’, running in 2020, and led by Principal Investigator (PI) Giovanni Colavizza.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/04/20-240-postdoctoral-researcer-in-social-sciences-and-science-studies---coronavirus.html or contact dr Giovanni Colavizza at g.colavizza. at uva.nl.
Three-year postdoc fellowships at DIEPDeadline: Sunday 10 May 2020
ILLC participates in the Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena, DIEP (https://www.d-iep.org/). The line of research within DIEP@UvA focuses on emergence and covers areas such as non-equilibrium systems, causality, collective intelligence, network theory, multiscale modelling, quantum information, phases of mater, etc. ILLC's research in the direction of Logics for interactive rationality, computational social choice, cognition, causality and quantum information theory is mentioned in this context (see https://www.d-iep.org/projectsdiepuva).
Currently DIEP is advertising three-year postdoc fellowships.
Assistant professor in Cognitive Science and Artificial IntelligenceDeadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020
The Department of Literary Studies and Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an Assistant professor in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, specialized in cognitive models of language, reasoning and/or music. The position will be embedded in the Linguistics section of the Department of Literary Studies & Linguistics in the faculty of Humanities. Research will be part of the Institute for Logic Language and Computation (ILLC).For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-133-assistant-professor-in-cognitive-science-and-artificial-intelligence.html or contact Jeannette Schaeffer at j.c.schaeffer at uva.nl.
PhD position in Mathematics of Quantum AlgorithmsDeadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020
QuSoft is looking for a PhD candidate for developing and analyzing new quantum algorithms for inherently quantum problems. This position is part of Maris Ozols VIDI project 'Mathematics of Quantum Algorithms', funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The goal of this project is to develop quantum algorithms for problems where both the input and output are quantum states as opposed to classical bit strings. We will particularly focus on problems with permutational and/or unitary symmetries, and attack them using quantum Schur transform and tools from representation theory.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-121-phd-position-in-mathematics-of-quantum-algorithms.html or contact Maris Ozols at marozols at gmail.com.
PhD position in Cognitive Psychology and causal modellingDeadline: Tuesday 10 March 2020
The PhD position is part of Katrin Schulz & Leendert van Maanen’s research project The biased reality of online media – Using stereotypes to make media manipulation visible, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The project also involves a second PhD student and a programmer. This PhD project will be jointly supervised by Dr Leendert van Maanen and Dr Katrin Schulz.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-087-phd-position-in-cognitive-psychology-and-causal-modelling.html or contact Katrin Schulz or Leendert van Maanen at K.Schulz at uva.nl or lvmaanen at gmail.com.
PhD position in Computational LinguisticsDeadline: Tuesday 10 March 2020
The PhD position is part of Katrin Schulz & Leendert van Maanen’s research project The biased reality of online media – Using stereotypes to make media manipulation visible, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The project also involves a second PhD student and a programmer. This PhD project will be jointly supervised by Dr Katrin Schulz and Dr Jelle Zuidema.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-086-phd-position-in-computational-linguistics.html or contact Katrin Schulz or Jelle Zuidema at K.Schulz at uva.nl or W.H.Zuidema at uva.nl.
PhD position at the UvA Faculty of Humanities – Institute for Logic, Language and ComputationDeadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) invites applications for a PhD position at the Faculty of Humanities, tenable from 1 September 2020 (4 years, 1 FTE). Deadline for applications is 31 March 2020.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-070-phd-position-at-the-uva-faculty-of-humanities---institute-for-logic-language-and-computation or contact Luca Incurvati or Jenny Batson at phd-illc at uva.nl.
PhD candidate for automatic detection of implicit generic beliefs in corporaDeadline: Friday 28 February 2020
The PhD position is part of Robert van Rooij’s research project From Learning to Meaning: A new approach to generic sentences and implicit biases, which is funded by NWO, and also involves a post-doc position. This PhD position will be jointly supervised by Robert van Rooij and Ekaterina Shutova.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-072-phd-candidate-for-automatic-detection-of-implicit-generic-beliefs-in-corpora.html or contact Robert van Rooij at r.a.m.vanrooij at uva.nl.
PhD position in Knowledge Representation and ReasoningDeadline: Friday 3 April 2020
Are you looking for a PhD position where you can use your mathematical skills to improve how AI systems represent and reason with knowledge about the world and other AI systems? Are you excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment, with smart and friendly colleagues? And are you interested in an academic career in Artificial Intelligence?
Then you may want to join us. We are looking for a PhD candidate in the field of knowledge representation and reasoning to join us at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/01/20-051-phd-position-in-knowledge-representation-and-reasoning.html or contact dr. Ronald de Haan at R.deHaan at uva.nl.
PhD position in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Friday 3 April 2020
Are you looking for a PhD position where you can use your mathematical skills to improve how we make decisions, arrive at compromises, and aggregate information in a group? Are you excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment, in a team with smart and friendly colleagues? And are you interested in an academic career in Artificial Intelligence?
Then you may want to join us. We are looking for a PhD candidate in the field of computational social choice to join us in the COMSOC Group at the Institute for Logic. Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/01/20-050-phd-position-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact dr. Ronald de Haan at R.deHaan at uva.nl.
PhD candidate Logic, Language and ComputationDeadline: Monday 17 February 2020
Are you interested in interdisciplinary research and would you like to work in an interdisciplinary research institute? The ILLC is looking for an excellent PhD candidate who is interested in conducting research in an area within the ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/01/20-032-phd-candidate-logic-language-and-computation.html or contact •Dr Luca Incurvati at L.Incurvati at uva.nl.
Open Positions, General
Lectureship in Computer Science (including mathematical foundations), Bath (England)Deadline: Wednesday 5 August 2020
The University of Bath is hiring a lecturer (assistant professor) in Computer Science. The post is available to all research areas in the department (including HCI, Graphics & Vision, AI), but we would be delighted to receive applications from excellent candidates who complement our current specialities in the Mathematical Foundations area.For more information, see https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CC7664 or contact Alessio Guglielmi at A.Guglielmi at ath.ac.uk, Guy McCusker at G.A.McCusker at ath.ac.uk, or Mike Fraser at mcf35 at ath.ac.uk.
W2 Professorship (m/f/d) in Safety and Explainability of Learning Systems at University of OldenburgDeadline: Thursday 30 July 2020
We are looking for a personality with an outstanding international track record in Automated Reasoning whose research focuses on applications in artificial intelligence.
Postdoctoral position in model theory, Vienna (Austria)Deadline: Friday 24 July 2020
The University of Vienna seeks to fill the position of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Faculty of Mathematics from September 1, 2020 to August, 31, 2023. The advertised post doc position is associated with the chair for mathematical logic of Prof. Matthias Aschenbrenner. We are looking for a highly qualified researcher with special interests in the model-theoretic aspects of asymptotic differential algebra. The successful candidate is able to actively contribute to the research profile of the Faculty and to teach courses in mathematical logic (4 hours per semester). He/She will carry out personal tutoring and assists in the continuous assessment and development of the teaching programme.
Reference number: 10922.For more information, see https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?tid=79532.28&_language=en.
Postdoctoral position in Formal Epistemology, Krakow (Poland)Deadline: Friday 17 July 2020
The Jagiellonian University in Kraków welcomes applications for a postdoctoral position ("adiunkt") in the project "Epistemic inaccuracy and foundational issues in formal epistemology", headed by Leszek Wroński (Philosophy, Jagiellonian University). The person appointed will be expected to engage in high-level research in formal epistemology, which is to involve publishing in high quality journals and giving talks at appropriate scholarly conferences and meetings. This is a full-time research position with no teaching obligations. Knowledge of Polish is not required. The appointee is expected to contribute to all research tasks of the project.
Two postdoctoral positions in large cardinals and the axiom of choice, Norwich (England)Deadline: Tuesday 21 July 2020
Applications are invited for two postdoctoral research positions to work with Dr Asaf Karagila at the University of East Anglia on the project "Understanding the axioms: the interactions of the Axiom of Choice with large cardinal axioms" funded by UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship MR/T021705/1. These full time posts are available from 15 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The positions are initially for a fixed term of 24 months initially but may be extended for upto 21 additional months.
The project aims to better understand the tools currently missing for consistency results related to large cardinals without the axiom of choice. Specifically, improving upon the basic tools for lifting elementary embeddings to symmetric extensions, and the iterations thereof. Successful candidates will have (or be closed to submitting) a PhD in a relevant area of mathematics, most likely set theory, although not necessarily with focus on results concerning large cardinals or the axiom of choice.For more information, see https://myview.uea.ac.uk/webrecruitment/pages/vacancy.jsf?latest=01007388 or contact Dr Asaf Karagila at a.karagila at uea.ac.uk.
PhD student position in set theory with a focus on inner models and large cardinals, Muenster (Germany)Deadline: Saturday 1 August 2020
The Institute of Mathematical Logic and Foundational Research at the University of Münster, Germany, offers aPhD Research Position in Set Theory. The duration of the position is 3 years. The expected starting date is 1 November 2020. Currently, the regular working time for 75% employment is 29 hours and 52 minutes per week. The position carries no teaching duties.
The position is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and is situated within the DFG Research Project “Long extenders, Varsovian models, Combinatorics”, led by Junior Professor Farmer Schlutzenberg. The successful applicant will collaborate on this project which is directed at various questions in set theory, with a focus on inner models and large cardinals. Applicants working in these and related areas are welcome.For more information, see https://www.uni-muenster.de/Rektorat/Stellen/ausschreibungen/st_20202906_sk2.html or contact schlutze at uni-muenster.de.
Postdoctoral position (12-24m) in logic, Prague (Czech Republic)Deadline: Tuesday 30 June 2020
For the ICS Postdoctoral Fellowship we seek junior postdocs (up to three years after PhD) fitting the research profile of the LogICS group. Starting date: August 1, 2020 or upon agreement. Duration: 12-24 months (with possible extension up to 36 months to be decided after the first year).For more information, see https://www.cs.cas.cz/logics/.
PhD student position on professionalisation of science, Leuven (Belgium)Deadline: Friday 31 July 2020
We are looking for a PhD candidate to conduct research on a project recently funded by the Research Fund Flanders (FWO), titled 'The Professionalization of Science: Analysis and Normative Implications'.
In this project we aim at understanding what precisely professionalization and professionalism are, and to what extent they are appropriate for scientific research. While the topic of the project seems very specific, it in fact concerns science & values in the broadest sense, and is situated at the intersection between philosophy of science and applied ethics.
You will conduct PhD research under the supervision of Professors Kris Dierickx, and Hugh Desmond. You will be based at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law at the KU Leuven, an interdisciplinary centre that performs research on ethical and societal issues.For more information, see https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55689213 or contact Kris Dierickx at kris.dierickx at kuleuven.be, or Hugh Desmond at hugh.desmond at kuleuven.be.
PhD student and postdoc positions in logic and algorithmic model theory, Darmstadt (Germany)Deadline: Wednesday 8 July 2020
The department of mathematics at TU Darmstadt is currently advertising several positions for PhD students or postdocs. One of these positions is associated with the logic group, more specifically with the research area of Logic/Algorithmic Model Theory.
These positions involve the usual teaching duties for departmental assistant positions (e.g. organisation and delivery of exercise classes in various courses) as well as research towards a PhD or postdoctoral research in a suitable area.For more information, see https://www.intern.tu-darmstadt.de/dez_vii/stellen/stellen_details_367552.en.jsp or contact Martin Otto at otto at mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de.
Assistant Professor in Humanities and AI at Leiden UniversityDeadline: Tuesday 14 July 2020
This new position will focus on the interaction between mental grammar and processes such as language acquisition, production and perception, by investigating, developing and applying methods and tools of computational linguistics and AI, such as deep neural learning and machine learning. The goal of this research is to gain a deeper understanding of natural language processing and to improve language technology (e.g. machine translation incl. sequence-to-sequence translation) and speech technology (e.g. automatic speech recognition incl. predictions about the signal based on statistical probabilities).For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/vacatures/2020/q2/20-257-7437-assistant-professor-in-humanities-and-ai or contact Niels Schiller at n.o.schiller at hum.leidenuniv.nl.
PhD Position in CS Focused on SAT Solving and Combinatorial Optimization at Lund UniversityDeadline: Monday 6 July 2020
The Department of Computer Science at Lund University invites applications for a PhD position in computer science focused on SAT solving and combinatorial optimization.
The PhD student will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordström, which is active at both Lund University and the University of Copenhagen on either side of the Oresund Bridge. Much of the activities of the research group revolve around the themes of efficient algorithms for satisfiability in propositional logic (SAT solving) and lower bounds on the efficiency of methods for reasoning about SAT (proof complexity). On the practical side, one problem of interest is to gain a better understanding of, and improve, the performance of current state-of-the-art SAT solvers based on conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL). We are even more interested in exploring new algebraic or geometric techniques (such as Groebner bases or pseudo-Boolean solving) that could potentially yield exponential improvements over CDCL. We also believe that there should be ample room for technology transfer with related areas such as SMT solving, constraint programming (CP), and/or mixed integer linear programming (MIP), and so the research project will likely involve such areas.
This is a four-year full-time employed position, but PhD positions usually (though not necessarily) include 20% teaching, in which case they are prolonged for one more year. The expected starting date is September 2020, although this is to some extent negotiable. The position is fully funded and comes with a competitive salary.For more information, see http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/PhD-SAT-LTH-200706.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jakob.nordstrom at cs.lth.se, or jn at di.ku.dk.
Postdoc positions in TCS at University of CopenhagenDeadline: Monday 6 July 2020
The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for postdoc positions in theoretical computer science. The postdoctoral researchers will be working in the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU. This is one of the leading research groups in theoretical computer science in Europe, with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA, and also with publications in premier AI conferences like AAAI and IJCAI. We are part of an exciting environment including the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre (barc.ku.dk), joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University on the Swedish side of the Oresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While the focus in on theoretical research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.
These postdoc positions are full-time employed positions for two years. The expected starting date is October 2020, although this is to some extent negotiable. We are currently expanding strongly in computer science, and expect to have tenure-track openings in theoretical computer science in the near future. We welcome postdoctoral researchers interested in exploring such opportunities.
PhD positions in TCS at University of CopenhagenDeadline: Monday 6 July 2020
The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for PhD positions in theoretical computer science. The PhD students will be working in the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU. This is one of the leading research groups in theoretical computer science in Europe, with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA, and also with publications in premier AI conferences like AAAI and IJCAI. We are part of an exciting environment including the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre, joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University on the Swedish side of the Oresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While the focus in on theoretical research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.
These PhD positions are full-time employed positions for a period of 3-5 years, depending on the education level of the candidate, and include an extended stay at some research institution abroad. The expected starting date is October 2020, although this is to some extent negotiable.
Postdoctoral fellowship on the epistemic nature of physical laws, Munich (Germany)Deadline: Wednesday 1 July 2020
The Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics (ASC) and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at LMU Munich seek applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position. The successful applicant is expected to collaborate with Prof. Stephan Hartmann and Dr. Daniele Oriti on the FQXi-funded project "The Epistemic Nature of Physical Laws: From Intelligent Agents to Quantum Gravity and Cosmology".We are especially interested in candidates with research interest in philosophy of science, epistemology or foundations of physics.For more information, see https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_asc_2020/ or contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann at S.Hartmann at lmu.de, or Dr. Daniele Oriti at daniele.oriti at physik.lmu.de.
PhD student and Postdoctoral positions in databases and AI, Vienna (Austria)Deadline: Wednesday 15 July 2020
A PhD position and a PostDoc position are available at the Database and Artificial Intelligence Group at TU Wien, Austria (under the supervision of Dr. Mantas Šimkus).
We invite highly motivated applicants interested both in the theory and practice of
- Description Logics
- Answer Set Programming
- Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
- Reasoning about Actions and Change
- Database Theory
In particular, we are seeking to strengthen our research teams in two foundational research projects 'Ontology-mediated Queries for Graph Databases' and 'KtoAPP: Compiling Knowledge into Applications'.
Structural and Algorithmic Aspects of Preference-based Problems in Social Choice, Vienna University of TechnologyDeadline: Friday 31 July 2020
In Computational Social Choice (COMSOC), we explore the computational and algorithmic aspects of problems arising from social choice and decision making such as how to aggregate individual preferences or judgments to reach a consensus, how to fairly allocate a set of resources to some agents, how to assign schools or colleges to students based on their preferences, or how to recommend potential interesting products such as movies to a user based on her and others' past and current preferences.
The primary goal of this project is to develop new efficient algorithms for practically relevant COMSOC problems and to gain new insights into how to "deconstruct" the hardness of these problems. To achieve our goal, we will investigate the computational complexity of COMSOC problems through the lens of Parameterized Algorithmics (PA), which has become an important research technique for designing exact and efficient algorithms primarily for graph problems.For more information, see https://www.wwtf.at/programmes/vienna_research_groups/VRG18-012/index.php?lang=EN.
Joint UGent-TU Wien PhD Positions in LogicDeadline: Wednesday 15 July 2020
Submissions are welcome for up to two fully-funded PhD positions in mathematical logic within the joint FWO/FWF research project "Reflection Spectra: Predicative Mathematics and Beyond".
Candidates are expected to have a Master's degree in mathematics, computer science, or similar, with a strong background in mathematical logic. Familiarity with proof theory, modal logic (including topological semantics), recursion theory, or other relevant sub-fields is desirable. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
Eighteen PhD student grants in Computer Science, Bolzano (Italy)Deadline: Monday 13 July 2020
18 four-year grants are offered by the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy for its PhD programme. Each grant amounts to 68,000 euro (i.e., 17,000 euro per year, net after taxes); for research visits abroad the grant increases up to 50%.
Some candidates will join the KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data of the faculty, widely recognised as one of the internationally leading groups in Artificial Intelligence Knowledge Representation research, with a synergy between foundational and application-oriented research. Among the various available PhD topics. the KRDB Research Centre is looking for PhD students interested in: Logic-based languages for knowledge representation; Intelligent data access and integration; Semantic technologies; Conceptual and cognitive modelling; Data-aware process modelling, verification, and synthesis; Business process monitoring, mining, and conformance; Temporal aspects of data and knowledge; Extending database technologies; Visual and verbal paradigms for information exploration; Reasoning with uncertain and imprecise knowledge.For more information, see https://www.unibz.it/en/faculties/computer-science/phd-computer-science or contact artale at inf.unibz.it.
Postdoctoral position (3+3y) in set theory, Freiburg (Germany)Deadline: Monday 15 June 2020
There is an opening of a 3 + 3 years assistant's position in set theory in Freiburg. The applicant must have completed a qualified PhD and should carry out research in set theory. The teaching load is four hours per week during the teaching periods. The opportunity of further qualification ist given.For more information, see https://www.uni-freiburg.de/administration/stellenboerse/00001048?set_language=en or contact Prof. Dr. Heike Mildenberger at heike.mildenberger at math.uni-freiburg.de.
Two postdoctoral research fellowships in proof theory (2y w/ possibility of extension), Birmingham (England)Deadline: Wednesday 24 June 2020
The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint up to 2 Research Fellows (postdocs) in Proof Theory, for a duration of 2 years (with possibility of extension). The theory group at the University of Birmingham is one of the leading groups in logical foundations of computer science, with expertise not only in Proof Theory but also related areas such as Type Theory, Category Theory and Mathematical Logic.
These positions are funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship "StrIP: Structure vs Invariants in Proofs", led by Dr Anupam Das. The project aims to develop the theory of 'cyclic proofs' and their connections to automata theory. The principal responsibility of the fellow(s) will be to conduct research, both collaboratively with Dr Das and other researchers at Birmingham, and independently. The fellow(s) will also be supported in career development and encouraged to pursue independent opportunities.For more information, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CAD990/research-fellow-in-proof-theory or contact Dr Anupam Das at a.das at bham.ac.uk.
Two PhD student positions on Epistemology & Ethics of Explainable AI, Tübingen (Germany)Deadline: Tuesday 16 June 2020
The Cluster of Excellence "Machine Learning - New Perspectives for Science" at the University of Tübingen in cooperation with the International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) advertises 2 PhD Positions - on the Epistemology and on the Ethics of Explainable AI, to be filled in fall 2020. Both positions are limited to 3 years and are part of the project 'Artificial Intelligence, Trustworthiness, and Explainability' funded by the Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung.
PhD position 1: Epistemology of Explainable AI. The doctoral student will work on 'Explainability and (Scientific) Explanation', in close collaboration with Dr. Eric Raidl. The objective of this project is to identify epistemic and scientific norms governing explanation and to analyze how these are to constrain explainable AI.
PhD position 2: Ethics of Explainable AI. The doctoral student will work on 'The Value(s) of Explainable AI', in close collaboration with Dr. Thomas Grote. The objective of this project is to identify normative criteria for algorithmic explanations, which render algorithmic decisions justifiable and/or trustworthy.
PhD student position in automata theory, Warsaw (Poland)Deadline: Sunday 14 June 2020
A Fully-Funded Ph.D. position in automata theory is available in the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, University of Warsaw. The PhD position is within the NCN grant "Data-enriched modelsof computation". The project aims at advancing theoretical foundations at the borderline between automata theory, concurrency and verification, but anticipates also development of prototype analysis tools. A successful candidate is expected to enroll into the PhD program in the University of Warsaw.
Starting date: Oct 1, 2020 or soon afterwards.
Project duration: 4 years.
Assistant Professorship in Human Nature & AI, Sapporo (Japan)Deadline: Monday 8 June 2020
The Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN), Hokkaido University, in Hokkaido, Japan invites applications for a 3.5 year research and teaching position with an anticipated start date of September 1st, 2020. The successful applicant will be appointed as a faculty member at the rank of Specially Appointed Assistant Professor or Lecturer in CHAIN. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
CHAIN is a research and education center for interdisciplinary studies in the humanities, social sciences, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. It aims to open up new directions of research into the nature of human existence by fostering interaction and collaboration between humanities and the social sciences, including philosophy, ethics, psychology (cognitive and social), law, and economics, and the natural sciences, such as neuroscience, AI, and cognitive science. In particular, it focuses on connecting philosophical ideas with methods and insights of mathematical and empirical sciences. A new interdisciplinary graduate program of CHAIN starts in July 2020.
PhD student position in foundations of networks, Vienna (Austria)Deadline: Sunday 7 June 2020
The Communication Technologies group of the University of Vienna is looking for a motivated student interested in pursuing a PhD on developing the foundations of the next generation of reliable networks: networks which are highly automated, and verify and correct themselves autonomously, relying on formal methods. Communication networks have become a critical infrastructure of our society and hence come with stringent requirements on dependability. We believe that automation can improve reliability: many network outages these days are due to human errors.
The candidate should have a strong background in formal methods, model checking and algorithms, and be knowledgeable about communication networks, with a strong interest in this application domain.For more information, see http://www.vcla.at/2020/05/fully-funded-phd-in-networking-and-communication-technology-at-university-of-vienna/ or contact Prof. Stefan Schmid at stefan_schmid at univie.ac.at.
Twelve PhD student positions in Logical Methods in CS, Vienna/Graz/Linz (Austria)Deadline: Friday 12 June 2020
TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), TU Graz (Graz University of Technology), and JKU Linz (Johannes Kepler University) are seeking highly qualified candidates for the joint doctoral program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
We are recruiting up to 12 doctoral candidates for a starting period of 3 years, with a negotiable starting date. Our PhD program LogiCS is focusing on logic and its applications in computer science. Successful applicants will work with and be mentored by leading researchers in the fields of computational logic, databases and knowledge representation, computer-aided verification, security and privacy, cyber-physical systems, and distributed systems.
Postdoctoral position (6y) in algorithms, Vienna (Austria)Deadline: Thursday 28 May 2020
The Algorithms and Complexity Group at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Vienna, Austria, is offering a 6-year PostDoc Position in Algorithms. Expected start: 1.10.2020 (negotiable).
- Completed doctoral study in Computer Science or a related area
- Excellent Knowledge in the field of algorithms and complexity
- Excellent publications in top-tier conferences and journals
- Very good communication skills and an interest in teaching
- Research experience in at least one of the following areas:
-- parameterized algorithms and complexity
-- algorithmic applications of graph decompositions
-- satisfiability and constraint satisfaction
- A good command of the German language is desirable
Tenure track research position on automation of formal reasoning, Prague (Czech Republic)Deadline: Friday 17 July 2020
The Institute of Computer Sciences of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ICS CAS), Prague, Czech Republic, invites applications for one tenure-track position in Computer Science. We especially seek applicants from fields that in one way or other contribute to the automation of formal reasoning, such as formal verification/model checking, computer assisted proofs, intelligent computer mathematics, automated deduction, verified numerical computation, and automated planning/control/synthesis.For more information, see http://www.cs.cas.cz/job-offer/Tenure-Track-Position-Computer-Science-1/en.
PhD student positions in Uncertainty & Randomness in Algorithms, Verification, & Logic, Aachen (Germany)Deadline: Monday 20 April 2020
The RWTH Aachen University is looking for enthusiastic and highly qualified doctoral researchers. Various positions are available within the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) UnRAVeL founded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Candidates must have (or soon obtain) a master degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related area and have completed their studies with excellent grades. Fluency in English is required; proficiency in German is helpful but not compulsory.
The RTG UnRAVeL aims to significantly advance probabilistic modelling and analysis for uncertainty by developing new theories, algorithms, and tool-supported verification techniques, and to apply them to core problems from security (e.g., probabilistic protocols), planning (robotics and railway engineering), and safety and performance analysis (railway systems). To tackle these research challenges, theoretical computer scientists from computer-aided verification, logic and games, algorithms and complexity, together with experts from management science (robust optimization), applied computer science (robotics and security), and railway engineering intensively cooperate within the RTG UnRAVeL.For more information, see https://www.unravel.rwth-aachen.de/cms/UnRAVeL/Das-Graduiertenkolleg/~givjb/Stellenangebote/lidx/1/ or contact Prof. Joost-Pieter Katoen at katoen at cs.rwth-aachen.de.
Two PhD positions in Logic, Gothenburg (Sweden)Deadline: Monday 15 June 2020
The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science invites applications for two PhD positions in Logic. One position is available on the research project Modal mu-calculus: A study in descriptive complexity lead by Bahareh Afshari funded by the Swedish Research Council. The second position is open to all topics in mathematical, philosophical and computational logic within the expertise of the Logic Group.
* Duration: 4 years fully-funded, starting September 2020
* Deadline for applications: 15 June 2020For more information, see https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=5700 or contact Bahareh Afshari at bahareh.afshari at gu.se.
Postdoctoral position on verification of concurrent systems, London (England)Deadline: Monday 4 May 2020
Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Computer Science Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. Successful applicants will be working on the EPSRC-funded "Verification of Hardware Concurrency via Model Learning" (CLeVer) project (EP/S028641/1), led by Alexandra Silva (UCL) and Matteo Sammartino (Royal Holloway, University of London). This is a joint research endeavour involving Royal Holloway University of London, University College London, and ARM, world-leading designer of multi-core chips.
We are looking for candidates with a PhD in one of the following areas: model-based testing and verification, formal methods for concurrency, automated analysis of hardware systems. Experience in multiple areas will be valued. Candidates ideally should also have strong programming skills.For more information, see https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0420-101 or contact Dr. Matteo Sammartino at Matteo.Sammartino at rhul.ac.uk.
Full professorship in Theoretical Computer Science at the University of CopenhagenDeadline: Sunday 24 May 2020
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen is seeking candidates for a full professorship in Theoretical Computer Science (TCS). More specifically, we are inviting exceptional candidates from the broad fields of algorithms, complexity, and cryptography including privacy.
We are looking for an outstanding, experienced researcher with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Algorithms and Complexity Section, headed by Professor Mikkel Thorup. The Algorithms and Complexity Section is part of an exciting environment including the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre, joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and involving extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University on the Swedish side of the Oresund Bridge. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory, but we also have a track record of start-ups and surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.For more information, see https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx/?cid=1307&departmentId=18971&ProjectId=151668 or contact Mikkel Thorup at mthorup at di.ku.dk.
Postdoctoral position on expressive power of neural networks, Santiago (Chile)
The Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (IMFD Chile) offers an open position for a postdoctoral researcher to advance the understanding of theoretical aspects of modern neural network architectures, more in particular, its expressive and computational power. The coordinators of this project are Professors Pablo Barceló and Jorge Pérez.
Candidates should hold a PhD in machine learning, statistics, or computer science, and have a strong publishing record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in his/her area.For more information, see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PyHp-MRAPWg_0aeinpDGmzJGZbwMtsqC6BqE_4T3KFc/edit?usp=sharing or contact prof. Pablo Barceló at pbarcelo at uc.cl.
Five PhD positions on "Situated Cognition", Bochum/Osnabrueck (Germany)Deadline: Sunday 19 April 2020
The interdisciplinary Research Training Group "Situated Cognition", funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), invites applications for 5 PhD positions (salary scale TV-L E 13, 65%; including social benefits) for a three-year structured PhD program. The program and all positions shall commence June 1st, 2020, or, based on invidivual agreements, shortly afterwards. The RTG is based at the Department of Philosophy II and the Faculty of Psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum as well as at the Institute of Cognitive Science, the Department of Philosophy and the Institute of Psychology at Osnabŕuck University.
All PhD positions are essentially interdisciplinary with an emphasis on one of the subjects involved, i.e. philosophical theory formation, experimental psychology or neuroscience. Candidates applying for or suggesting a theoretical project are expected to have an excellent M.A., M.Sc. (or Staatsexamen degree) in Philosophy or Cognitive Science. They should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Action or Philosophy of Perception. Furthermore, we expect advanced knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Biology, Artificial Intelligence, or Neuroscience.
Three doctoral and five post-doctoral positions on AI verification, Scotland (UK)Deadline: Monday 1 June 2020
Five postdoctoral and three PhD positions are available in the research project AISEC: AI Secure and Explainable by Construction, at Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh and Strathclyde Universities, Scotland, UK.
The project spans several subjects: type theory, automated and interactive theorem proving, security, AI and machine learning, autonomous systems, natural language processing and generation, legal aspects of AI. It will cover two main application areas: autonomous cars and chatbots, drawing from expertise and infrastructure provided by industrial partners working in these two areas. The project has a significant international span, with 12 partners from Academia and Industry in Europe (France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway) and the US.
PhD student position in formal methods for information security, Edinburgh (Scotland) & Rennes (France)Deadline: Friday 15 May 2020
We have a fully-funded three-year PhD position in formal methods for information security. This is a joint doctorate (cotutelle) between IRISA (Rennes, France) and Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland). The student will obtain a PhD degree from both universities.For more information, see http://people.irisa.fr/Barbara.Kordy/vacancies.php or contact Barbara Fila at barbara.fila at irisa.fr, or Saša Radomirović at sasa.radomirovic at hw.ac.uk.
PhD position in computational deliberation, Groningen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 5 April 2020
What is the key to good group deliberation? And can we steer deliberative processes towards better outcomes? In this project we will investigate the mathematical and computational foundations of deliberative processes in groups of autonomous agents. We are seeking an enthusiastic PhD student, with a keen interest in pursuing fundamental and interdisciplinary research at the interface of computational social choice, game theory, and multi-agent systems.For more information, see https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S0007KZP&cat=phd.
Teaching PhD Position in Quantitative Systems and Reasoning Methods at Leiden University, the NetherlandsDeadline: Sunday 26 April 2020
There is a fully funded PhD position at the Leiden University available with a rather free choice of approaching reasoning methods for quantitative systems. The approach can be purely in terms of category theory, type theory, formal logic, or a combination of those.
Please note that the application deadline is 26 April 2020, but
applications are accepted until the position is filled.For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies/2020/q1/20-150-teaching-phd-position-in-quantitative-systems-and-reasoning-methods or contact Henning Basold at h.basold at liacs.leidenuniv.nl.
PhD position in Logic and Machine Learning, IRIT Toulouse, FranceDeadline: Saturday 30 May 2020
The interdisciplinary institute in artificial intelligence of Toulouse, named the Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute (ANITI), is one of four institutes spearheading research on AI in France. A program of 24 chairs is funded by ANITI. This includes the chair “Empowering Data-driven AI by Argumentation and Persuasion”. Emiliano Lorini, one of the members of the chair, is seeking a PhD student to work on the research project “Explaining Learning Agents”. The PhD thesis will start in September 2020 and will be funded on a three-year contract with net salary of 2600€ per month with some teaching (64 hours per year on average). The application deadline for full consideration is May 30th, 2020.
University of Groningen: 9 PhD scholarships in Data Science and Systems ComplexityDeadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020We offer 9 full scholarships for PhD projects within our research theme Data Science and Systems Complexity (DSSC) (https://www.rug.nl/research/fse/themes/dssc/).For more information, see https://www.rug.nl/education/phd-programmes/phd-scholarship-programme/phd-scholarships?details=00347-02S0007L9P or contact Dr Stefania Costache at s.costache at rug.nl.
Lectureship in Pure Mathematics, Leeds (England)Deadline: Sunday 26 April 2020
The University of Leeds School of Mathematics invites applications for a Lectureship in Pure Mathematics. This is a permanent academic post (subject to probation), similar to an assistant professorship in the North American system. Applicants whose research will reinforce the School's existing strengths in Mathematical Analysis or Mathematical Logic (both fields broadly interpreted) are particularly sought.For more information, see https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=EPSMA1014.
Postdoc in social epistemology of argumentation, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)Location: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDeadline: Friday 17 April 2020
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands) has an opening for a post-doc position. The position will be embedded in Prof. Catarina Dutilh Novaes' ERC-funded project "The Social Epistemology of Argumentation", which is devoted to investigating the contribution of argumentation to processes of production and circulation of knowledge and other epistemic resources in a number of spheres, in particular in science and public/political discourse. This post-doc position is intended for the investigation of scientific argumentative practices. Minimum FTE: 0.8.The initial employment contract will affect a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension for up to 3 years in total. The starting date is September 1st 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The candidate should have a PhD degree (or an approved thesis and a set defense date) in Philosophy with specialization in philosophy of science (broadly construed). Outstanding candidates with degrees in relevant fields such as sociology, psychology, cognitive science, communication studies etc. will also be considered, provided they also have some background in philosophy. The candidate should have a strong academic record and demonstrable affinity with social epistemology and argumentation theory. Familiarity with formal methods such as logic, probabilities, computer simulations and/or network theory is desirable. Excellent spoken and written English as well as strong academic writing skills are essential.For more information, see https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/post-doc-in-erc-project-the-social-epistemology-of-argumentation/7qeykn or contact Catarina Dutilh Novaes at c.dutilhnovaes at vu.nl.
Postdoctoral position (2y) in history & foundations of maths, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020
The history of mathematics research group at Utrecht University has an opening for a 2-year postdoc position, within the NWO-funded project "Constructive mathematics in the classical theory of conic sections." Based on a systematic analysis of 17th-century works on conic sections, the project examines the roles that constructions played in early modern mathematics, from foundational philosophy to creative mathematical practice. Candidates with a suitable combination of a background in mathematics as well as history and philosophy are encouraged to apply.For more information, see https://mathhire.org/jobs/935.
10 PostDoc positions in Mathematics/Artificial Intelligence (Novosibirsk, Russia)Deadline: Sunday 31 May 2020
The Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok has 10 postdoctoral research fellowships available in Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Computer Science, and related fields. Candidates with background in Mathematics/Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence are welcome, which have a strong research record in at least one of the following fields:
* Knowledge Representation
* Automated Reasoning
* Semantic Technologies
* Data Mining & Machine Learning
* Uncertainty in AI
* Automated Planning & Scheduling
* Constraint Satisfaction
Teaching duty is minimal, successful applicants are expected to give lectures on the research topics they specialize in.
Professorship (Assistant, Associate or Full) in Theory of Computation, Groningen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Tuesday 5 May 2020
The University of Groningen (The Netherlands) has one vacancy in "Theory of Computation" at the level of assistant (tenure-track), associate, or full professor. We seek an outward looking researcher in Computer Science who will perform research on theory of computation, broadly construed.
The position will be embedded in the Fundamental Computing group of the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. The successful candidate will play a crucial role within the Center "Groningen Cognitive Systems and Materials" (CogniGron). This is a unique research center, where researchers from materials science, physics, chemistry, Gmathematics, computer science and artificial intelligence work together to create self-learning materials that will perform the tasks that are now assigned to thousands of transistors and complex algorithms.For more information, see https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S0007KLP or contact j.a.perez at rug.nl.
Two PhD student positions in Knowledge Representation & Reasoning, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)Deadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020
The Individual and Collective Reasoning Group ICR (Department of Computer Science), led by Prof. Leon van der Torre, is looking for two: PhD students (doctoral candidates) in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, with a special interest and background in one or several of the following areas:
- Belief dynamics for AIs
- Causal reasoning, Logic-based Explainable AI
- Deontic logic, AI Ethics
- Formal argumentation, nonmonotonic reasoning
- Reasoning under uncertainty and inconsistency
Starting date: September 1, 2020. Duration: 3 years, extendable by 1 year. Student and employee status. Ref: F1-070075 .
PhD position in Computational Deliberation (University of Groningen and Hybrid Intelligence Centre)Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020
What is the key to good group deliberation? And can we steer deliberative processes towards better outcomes?
In this project we will investigate the mathematical and computational foundations of deliberative processes in groups of autonomous agents.
We are seeking an enthusiastic PhD student, with a keen interest in pursuing fundamental and interdisciplinary research at the interface of computational social choice (COMSOC), game theory, and multi-agent systems.For more information, see https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S0007KZP&cat=phd or contact Davide Grossi at d.grossi at rug.nl.
PhD position in Logic at Utrecht University, the NetherlandsDeadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020
The PhD project is embedded in the research project Optimal Proofs funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research led by Rosalie Iemhoff at Utrecht University. The project in mathematical and philosophical logic is concerned with formalisation in general and proof systems in particular. Its mathematical aim is to develop methods to describe the possible proof systems of a given logic and establish, given various criteria of optimality, what the optimal proof systems of the logic are. Its philosophical aim is to develop general criteria for faithful formalisation in logic and to thereby distinguish good formalisations from bad ones.
The PhD candidate will be part of a research team consisting of two PhD-candidates, two postdoctoral researchers and Rosalie. The project is based at the discipline group Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of Utrecht University. The research carried out in the lively group is broad and varied, and part of the humanities as well as the sciences. Utrecht University currently has a Focus Area Artificial Intelligence that the department is involved in. All this provides a stimulating and internationally oriented research environment.
Qualifications: we are looking for a talented and dedicated student with a master's degree or equivalent degree in mathematics, computer science, or philosophy, specializing in logic or a related area.For more information, see https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-position-in-the-research-project-optimal-proofs-10-fte or contact Rosalie Iemhoff at r.iemhoff at uu.nl.
Postdoctoral position in Formal Methods (distributed synthesis), Gothenburg (Sweden)Deadline: Thursday 19 March 2020
A Postdoc position is available to work on the ERC Consolidator funded project 'dSynMA: Distributed Synthesis from Single to Multiple Agents'.
The aims of the project are to develop theoretical foundations that will enable to apply reactive synthesis from temporal specifications to work for multiple agents. This includes studying two-player games and their solutions, modelling solutions for interacting agents, and studies of automata and temporal and modal logic.For more information, see https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=5656.
PhD student and postdoctoral positions in logic & computation, Vienna (Austria)Deadline: Thursday 28 May 2020
PhD and PostDoc positions are available at the Database and Artificial Intelligence Group at the Institute of Logic and Computation (TU Wien, Austria). We invite highly motivated applicants interested both in the theory and practice of Description Logics, Rule-based Languages, Semantic Web, Reasoning about Actions and Change, Databases, and/or Artificial Intelligence.
PhD students would join the LogiCS doctoral program, which offers top research expertise, and a stimulating and supportive environment.For more information, see http://www.simkus.info/wp-content/uploads/project-jobs.pdf or contact Mantas Simkus at simkus at dbai.tuwien.ac.at.
Two postdoctoral positions in philosophy of science, Munich (Germany)Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020
The Chair of Philosophy of Science at the at the MCMP (LMU Munich), under the direction of Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann seeks applications for two 3-year postdoctoral positions. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, and decision theory.For more information, see https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_2020/index.html.
W3 Professorship for Epistemology & Theory of Science, Freiburg (Germany)Deadline: Thursday 30 April 2020
The University invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) for Epistemology and Theory of Science. This professorship is particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers. Tenured, fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.
The University expects an excellent international academic record in (Historical) Epistemology, Philosophy of Science and/or Theory of Science. More specifically, candidates should demonstrate - in research and teaching - a historical and comparative perspective on epistemology and methodology as well as on the societal and cultural conditions and implications of knowledge and science (understood in the broad sense of "Wissenschaft").
Interdisciplinary research profiles that link to one of the LAS Majors and to empirical research fields at the University will be favored. Particularly desirable are research interests that resonate with the STS professorship at UCF and support the existing cooperation with the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies. A research focus that considers interdisciplinarity and/or a broad approach towards 'Reflections on Science and Knowledge' are welcome.For more information, see http://www.uni-freiburg.de/verwaltung/stellenboerse/00000946 or contact Bettina Ragen at philosfak at dekanate.uni-freiburg.de.
PhD student position in Logics for Privacy, Bourges (France)Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020
We are looking for a PhD candidate in Logics for Privacy at the Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale d'Orléans (LIFO) in Bourges, France, starting on October 1st, 2020.
The PhD candidate will join the project PRobabilistic Epistemic Logic Applied to Privacy. The aim of this PhD is to develop probabilistic formal methods for privacy. Depending on the interests of the applicant, the PhD could be either oriented mostly toward logic or mostly toward privacy. Logic-based research includes developing epistemic/probabilistic/many-valued logics to formalize reasoning, privacy, algorithms and attacks with logics. Privacy-based research includes studying and modelling privacy issues such as limiting privacy exposure during data collection and privacy policies on social networks.
Two-year Postdoctoral Position in Logic, Tsinghua University, BeijingDeadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020
The Tsinghua University - University of Amsterdam Joint Research Centre for Logic is looking for a postdoc in the field of logic, who can substantially contribute to research and teaching of the logic group in the department of philosophy. In research, the specific research topic will depend on the candidate’s expertise. As regards teaching, the position imposes no obligation of teaching, but a
broad and strong teaching competence will be very helpful.
The candidate needs to apply for the “Shuimu Scholar” Postdoc Program in Tsinghua University. Please read the details of the Program and contact Professor Fenrong Liu fenrong at tsinghua.edu.cn
Assistant Professorship in AI (tenure-track), Mons (Belgium)Deadline: Thursday 21 May 2020
The University of Mons announces the opening of a full-time tenure-track faculty position in artificial intelligence at the assistant professor level. The position is opened jointly in the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering, with a starting date of September 1, 2020. In a first stage, the person will be appointed for a period of three years, which can be extended with two extra years. The definitive appointment will be decided during or at the end of this period. The appointed person will take the lead of a new research group in the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Science.
Qualified candidates must have a doctorate in disciplines related to computer science or computer engineering, and should have an outstanding research record in the field of artificial intelligence, with a specialisation in machine learning. The selected person will develop research and teaching activities in this domain, will collaborate with existing research groups in the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science, and will be active in fundraising for industrial, governmental, and european projects.
4 fully funded PhD position in the department of computer science, University of Liverpool (UK)Deadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Liverpool offers four fully funded PhD positions in the research fields pursued in the department. These fields include logic, especially description logic (pursued by Frank Wolter, Boris Konev, Valentina Tamma), dynamic epistemic logic (Louwe Kuijer), temporal logic (Clare Dixon, Michael Fischer, Martin Zimmerman) and automata (Sven Schewe, Patrick Totzke).
The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2020, and the intended start date for the positions is in September or October 2020.
Postdoctoral positions in Computational Linguistics, Gothenburg (Sweden)Deadline: Thursday 30 April 2020
The successful applicant will be employed by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of science (FloV). The department was founded in 2009, and offers teaching and research in theoretical and practical philosophy, linguistics, and theory of science. The department also hosts several big research programs, including The Gothenburg Responsibility Project, the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP), and Representation & Reality.
CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modeling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct research in CLASP's core areas of research in cooperation with the research group. Apart from research, duties may include mentoring graduate students, course design, and/or teaching-related activities; such supplementary duties will not exceed 20% of the position?s responsibilities.For more information, see https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=5278 or contact prof. Shalom Lappin at shalom.lappin at gu.se.
PhD student position in theoretical computer science, Innsbruck (Austria)Deadline: Friday 20 March 2020
Within the Theoretical Computer Science Group of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck, Austria there is an opening for a 4 year PhD student position.
We are looking for a strong candidate interested in one (ideally a combination) of the following areas (i) automation; (ii) logic and type theory; (iii) programming languages; (iv) static program analysis.For more information, see https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.details?asg_id_in=11112 or contact georg.moser at uibk.ac.at.
Visiting Fellowships in AI, Umea (Sweden)Deadline: Saturday 29 February 2020
The AI research groups at the Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, Sweden, have established a Visiting Fellowship program to foster the development of links with international scholars (at least 5 years post doctorate).
Applicants are expected to be active on AI or other relevant research areas and be currently employed at an institution outside Sweden. The focus of the Fellowship is on the impact of Artificial Intelligence, in the broadest sense, a key strength and unifying feature of the AI cluster, or on a substantive area of interest within AI cluster. Proposals for collaborative research with members of the AI cluster are especially welcome. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to engage on interaction with members of the cluster prior to submitting their application for visiting fellowship program. We expect to support 3 to 5 fellowships per year.For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/research/features-and-news/artificial-intelligence/ai-collaboration/ai-fellowship-program/ or contact AI at Umea.
PhD student position on natural language technology, Warsaw (Poland)Deadline: Thursday 30 April 2020
A PhD position for a philosopher is open at ICFO, Warsaw University of Technology, within the EU funded project 'Interactive Natural Language Technology for Explainable Artificial Intelligence' (NL4XAI). The student will be based in Warsaw. The work will focus on 'Customized interactive argumentation schemes for XAI', and will be supervised by Kasia Budzynska and co-supervised by Jose M. Alonso from Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
While the project as a whole strongly focuses on the computational aspects of AI and NLP, the Warsaw-based part of the project is primarily dedicated to the theoretical foundations for implementations of XAI. This is why we are looking for a candidate who has excellent analytical skills (such as an experience in analytic philosophy or logic) and is interested in argumentation and natural communication. Programming skills are not the requirement as the actual implementation will be done either by the student herself or by collaborators within the NL4XAI project consortium.
Research Associate / PhD Student / Postdoc position in Knowledge Representation and ReasoningDeadline: Friday 31 January 2020
The Technical University of Dresden is looking for an PhD Student, a Postdoc or a Research Associate, at the faculty of Computer Science starting on 01.02.2020.
Tasks: scientific research preferably in either the area of satisfiability (SAT) testing or in the area of modelling human reasoning tasks by appropriate logics; organisation of lectures, especially of excercises and seminars; supervision of students; organisation of examinations under the responsibility of the Chair of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning; participation in administrative processes including organisation of scientific events; support in applications for third-party funding.
Requirements: university degree in computer science (or related disciplines); the ability to communicate and to develop projects in a structured way; good command of the German and the English language. Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.For more information, see https://iccl.inf.tu-dresden.de/web/Stellenausschreibung15/en or contact email@example.com at sh at iccl.tu-dresden.de.
Postdoctoral fellowship on rigour, Bloomington IN (U.S.A.)Deadline: Wednesday 22 April 2020
The Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Indiana University invites applications for one postdoctoral fellowships, available in the academic year 2020-2021, for research to be undertaken in the context of the Sawyer Seminar "Rigor: control, analysis and synthesis in historical and systematic perspectives".
The postdoc will pursue a research project related to the Sawyer Seminar theme, the concept of rigor across the scientific disciplines. The Seminar will bring together scholars from the humanities and the sciences who will trace the emergence of the terms "rigor", "control", "analysis" and "synthesis" in experimental contexts. Focusing on two key historical periods, the dawn of modern experimental sciences in the 17th century and the period of professionalization and disciplinary specification of experimentation in the 19th century, the seminar participants will study what constitutes rigor in different fields; how the concept of rigor emerged; and when it became the requirement for experimentation that it is today. Qualification: PhD in History of Science, Philosophy of Science, or a related field.
27 PhD positions at the Hybrid Intelligence Center, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
The Hybrid Intelligence Center is funded by a 10 year Zwaartekracht grant from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The center is a collaboration of AI researchers from the VU Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam, the TU Delft, and the Universities of Groningen, Leiden, and Utrecht.
The first round of 27 PhD students will be hired by mid 2020. The 27 projects cover various areas of AI including: computational social choice, logic & cognition, language & computation.
PhD student position on question-based analysis of geographic information with semantic queries, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 16 February 2020
The QuAnGIS project, a 5-year research project at the University of Utrecht that started in January 2019 funded by the European Research Commission (ERC), develops a theory about interrogative spatial concepts needed to turn geo-analytical questions into machine-readable workflows using Semantic Web, Workflow synthesis and Question-Answering (QA) technology. The focus is on 'core concepts of spatial information', field, object, network, event (Kuhn 2012), and related analytical concepts such as accessibility, exposure, density, distance and aggregation. Based on these concepts, questions can be matched with the capacity of major analytical GIS tools and data sources on the web. The project team is part of a new Geographic Information Methods (GIM) interest group within the Social Urban Transitions (SUT) research programme in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University.
We seek a highly motivated PhD student who has a strong interest in thinking about data semantics as well as geographic analysis and GIS technology. The new PhD position in this project should focus on the information theory and technology needed to enable GIS analysts to translate (1) geographic questions into analytic workflows and (2) to retrieve corresponding resources for analysis. This involves an investigation into GIS tools and their functionality in terms of semantic concepts, as well as standard web data sources, and how both can be linked. Furthermore, it involves developing a transformation language that can be used to search over GIS workflows using question concepts. Both will be a basis for building an integrated extensible web repository about analytical tools and data sources that can be queried using questions.For more information, see https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-position-10-fte-for-4-years-in-question-based-analysis-of-geographic-information-with-semantic or contact Simon Scheider (Assistant Professor) at s.scheider at uu.nl.
PhD Position in Deep Learning and Natural Language GenerationDeadline: Friday 14 February 2020
There is a PhD Position in Deep Learning and Natural Language Generation as part of the EU funded NL4XAI Innovative Training Network on Interactive Natural Language Technology for Explainable Artificial Intelligence.The researcher will work under the supervision of Claire Gardent at CNRS/LORIA/Lorraine University,Nancy (France) and be co-supervised by Albert Gatt(University of Malta); he or she will be expected toenrol for a PhD at Lorraine University (Nancy, France). Both Claire Gardent and Albert Gatt are leadingexperts on NLG. The researcher will be part of the Lorraine computer science research unit (LORIA) atNancy, and work alongside other students and researchers who work on models for NLG. S/he will also benefit from the wider training and research network provided by the European NL4XAI Innovative Training Network.
Estimated Starting Date: April 1, 2020. Apply at https://nl4xai.eu/.For more information, see https://members.loria.fr/CGardent/explainable-nlg.pdf.
Postdoctoral position (1y) in theoretical computer science, Erlangen (Germany)
In the Theoretical Computer Science group (Chair Computer Science 8) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universiẗat Erlangen-N̈urnberg, we have a *one-year* postdoc position available in the DFG-Project "A High Level Language for Programming and Specifying Multi-Effect Algorithms", which is concerned with monad-based semantics and program logics for side-effecting (guarded) iteration and recursion. The technical part of the project proposal can be made available on request.
The project is supervised by Sergey Goncharov and Lutz Schr̈oder. The positions are in the TV-L E13 or E14 pay scale depending on qualification of the applicant. The position is available immediately but can also be filled later.
PhD scholarships in substructural logic, Melbourne (Australia)Deadline: Friday 14 February 2020
As part of the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, 'Substructural logics for limited resources' (FT190100147), up to two PhD scholarships are available at Monash University. Primary supervision will be provided by the Future Fellow, Dr David Ripley. The PhD program runs for 3 years, and includes no coursework: it's basically hit the ground and write a dissertation. Teaching is sometimes available, for additional pay, but the scholarships themselves do not involve any teaching responsibilities.
The topic of the fellowship is substructural logic, with applications to resource sensitivity and resource management. While the PhDs to be awarded are PhDs in philosophy, there is no requirement that students have a background in philosophy. Interdisciplinary work is very welcome in the department. It is important, however, that students have a strong background in logic or some closely related area; comfort with formal methods is a must.For more information, see here or at http://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/602195/phd-scholarship-in-philosophy or contact David Ripley at david.ripley at monash.edu.
Postdoctoral position in formal semantics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Monday 27 January 2020
The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics invites applications for a postdoc position in formal semantics, part of the project 'The Formal Semantics of Collective Categorization' (ROCKY), an ERC Advanced Grant to Prof Yoad Winter (Utrecht). The project develops models of collective reference that are theoretically grounded in linguistic, cognitive and computational theories of meaning.
ROCKY is currently offering a postdoc position with 1-4-2020 as the intended starting date. The successful candidate will work with the PI and other project members, in collaboration with Prof James Hampton (Psychology, City, University of London). We are looking for a Postdoc researcher with expertise in experimental, computational or theoretical approaches to formal semantics of natural language.For more information, see https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=4124&VacatureID=1084091 or contact Maaike Schoorlemmer (Research Coordinator) at m.schoorlemmer at uu.nl.
Graduate Student Positions in Mathematics, New Mexico State University (USA)
The Department of Mathematical Sciences of New Mexico State University is seeking applications for graduate student positions in our department. Students interested in Logic and Foundations will have an opportunity to work with faculty who conduct research in modal logic, algebraic logic, and duality theory. Our department is one of the few in the US conducting research in these areas. Thanks to a recent large donation, we offer very competitive packages. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a strong background in mathematics.
Ulle Endriss appointed professor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making
Ulle Endriss has been appointed professor of Artificial Intelligence and Collective Decision Making. Endriss has been affiliated with the UvA's Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) since 2005, first as Assistant Professor and then as Associate Professor. He pursues an innovative research agenda in Artificial Intelligence (AI) dedicated to the design and analysis of mechanisms that enable people and autonomous software agents to take decisions together. He has made sustained contributions to the areas of Multiagent Systems and Knowledge Representation within AI, and he is known as one of the founders of the field of Computational Social Choice, situated at the interface of AI with Economics and Political Science.
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COMSOC Video SeminarLocation: Online
The COMSOC Video Seminar is a new international seminar series on social choice taking place online. Everybody is welcome to attend. The first session is scheduled for Friday 24 April 2020 at 15:00 (Amsterdam time) and there likely will be weekly sessions after that.