News Archives 2017
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(New) 22 September 2017, Cool Logic, Weiwei ChenSpeaker: Weiwei Chen (Sun Yat-sen University)Title: What can we expect from consensus decision-making?Date & Time: Friday 22 September 2017, 18:00-19:00Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: ILLC master and PhD students
22 September 2017, ABC Colloquium, Bahador Bahrami: What makes Social Interactive Decision Making interesting?Speaker: Bahador Bahrami: What makes Social Interactive Decision Making interesting?Title: Most of us believe that two heads are better than one.Date & Time: Friday 22 September 2017, 16:00-17:00
Most of us believe that two heads are better than one. We also agree that too many cooks spoil the broth. What is it about people making decisions together that is captured by these contradictory yet intuitive ideas? The talk will explore this question from a number of different directions at dyadic (n=2), group (3<n<8) and crowd (1000<n) level decision making hoping to understand the cognitive basis of interactive decision making.For more information, see abc.uva.nl/events/events.html.
20 September 2017, LoC Seminar, Peter HawkeSpeaker: Peter HawkeDate & Time: Wednesday 20 September 2017, 14:00-16:00Location: Room OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143, Amsterdam
We will discuss Gibbard's 'Objects of Belief' and Chalmers' 'Propositions and Attitude Reports'.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/The-Seminar.
18 - 22 September 2017, Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Kakheti, GeorgiaDate: 18 - 22 September 2017Location: Kakheti, GeorgiaDeadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
The Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held on 18-22 September 2017 in Kakheti, Georgia.
The Symposium series is organized by the University of Duesseldorf in conjunction with the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. There have been eight instalments of this series of biannual Symposia. The preceding meetings took place in the Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia Tbilisi (1997), in the Black see coastal resort Chakvi (1999), in the spa resort Likani situated in the Borjomi Canyon (2001), Tbilisi (2003), Batumi (2005), Tbilisi (2007), Bakuriani (2009), Kutaisi (2011), Gudauri (2013) and Tbilisi (2015).For more information, see events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2017.
14 - 15 September 2017, HComp-NL Symposium "Data Science with Humans in the Loop” on the occasion of the inaugural lecture of Prof. Dr. Lora AroyoSpeaker: Lora AroyoDate: 14 - 15 September 2017Location: VU, Amsterdam
On 14-15 September 2017, the Human Computation Community in the Netherlands (HComp-NL), supported by 4TU-NIRICT, is organising a series of events at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in conjunction with the inaugural lecture of Prof. Dr. Lora Aroyo entitled "Data Science with Humans in the Loop”.
The occasion will feature the inaugural lecture itself, a tutorial session in the field of Human Computation, and a symposium with invited talks by researchers working in different fields of human computation and user-generated content.For more information, see cs.vu.nl/en/news-agenda/agenda/2016/inaugural-address-by-lora-aroyo.aspx or contact Mojca Lovrenčak at m.lovrencak at vu.nl.
12 September 2017, NWO Veni Support TrackDate & Time: Tuesday 12 September 2017, 13:00-15:00Location: Room F2.11C, the Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam
The Grant team organises a support track for all candidates, consisting of a number of meetings with grant advisors, a laureate and a former committee member. Grant advisor Els den Os will chair the meeting and Jan Simons will share his experiences as a former committee member. If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to subsidie-fgw at uva.nl or use the on-line form on our website.For more information, see medewerker.uva.nl/en/humanities/content-secured/az/grant-team/faculty-of-humanities-grant-team.html or contact Els den Os at E.A.denOs at uva.nl.
8 September 2017, Cool Logic, Jonathan PesetskySpeaker: Jonathan PesetskyTitle: The present tense is fakeDate & Time: Friday 8 September 2017, 17:30-18:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 September 2017, DIP Colloquium, Peter HawkeSpeaker: Peter Hawke (University of Amsterdam)Title: The Significance of Missed Clue CasesDate & Time: Friday 8 September 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35109.
7 September 2017, ERC Celebration EventDate & Time: Thursday 7 September 2017, 14:00-18:00Location: Industrieele Groote Club, Dam 27, Amsterdam
Since the establishment of the European Research Council, UvA and AMC researchers have received 94 ERC grants. UvA is the top host organisation in the Netherlands. This event will be a celebration of the accomplishment and is meant to inspire for new opportunities to come.For more information, see ias.uva.nl/content/events/events/2017/09/erc-event.html.
4 September 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Aybüke Özgün and Ana Lucia Vargas SandovalSpeaker: Aybüke Özgün and Ana Lucia Vargas SandovalTitle: Topo-Logic as a dynamic-epistemic logic (toward a logic for Learning Theory)Date & Time: Monday 4 September 2017, 13:00-14:30Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2017/08/lira-session-aybuke-ozgun-and-ana-lucia-vargas.
1 September 2017, Presentations MoL courses 2017-18Date & Time: Friday 1 September 2017, 16:00-18:00Location: ILLC Common Room, Science Park 107Target audience: MoL students and lecturers
A selection of the Master of Logic courses offered in Semester 1 will be presented by the lecturers.
30 August - 2 September 2017, ABC ColloquiumTitle: Metaphor Festival Amsterdam ’17Date: 30 August - 2 September 2017Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The conference starts on Wednesday 30 August with a social gathering (evening, optional). Thursday 31 August & Friday 1 September will be filled with academic presentations from metaphor researchers from all over the world. Plenary lectures will be delivered by Kathleen Ahrens (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and by Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Moscow State Linguistic University). Saturday 2 September we present several interesting workshops and metaphor related activities: an academic day with a fun twist!For more information, see metaphorlab.org/metaphor-festival/metaphor-festival-17/festival-information.
14 - 25 August 2017, Summer School in Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Sapporo, JapanDate: 14 - 25 August 2017Location: Sapporo, Japan
The Department of Philosophy at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) will hold a two-week summer school in dynamic epistemic logic and its applications, jointly with three guest lecturers from ILLC (University of Amsterdam) as part of Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2017.
The following two intensive courses are scheduled to be offered during the summer school:
Course 1 (August 14 to August 18): Introduction to Logic, main lecturer: Katsuhiko Sano (Department of Philosophy, Hokkaido University).
Course 2 (August 21 to August 25): Dynamic Epistemic Logic, main lecturers: Alexandru Baltag and Sonja Smets (ILLC, University of Amsterdam).
There will be a special live on-line lecture by Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, and Tsinghua University) during Course 2.
Application period for students from universities other than Hokkaido University is from February 1 to February 28 2017.For more information, see here or at hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/courses/CourseDetail=G070.
7 - 11 August 2017, 19th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2017), Gdansk, PolandDate: 7 - 11 August 2017Location: Gdansk, PolandDeadline: Friday 10 March 2017
The summer school will offer a rich programme of introductory and advanced courses on a broad range of topics in the area of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students, and other early-stage researchers and will be taught by leading researchers in the field. Topics to be covered in this year's edition include decision making, game theory, mechanism design, judgment aggregation, epistemic logic, argumentation theory, reinforcement learning, model checking, verification, and machine ethics.
EASSS is organised under the auspices of EURAMAS, the European Association for Multiagent Systems. The school attracts both beginner and experienced researchers, encouraging cooperation between representatives of many branches of Multi-Agent Systems research community. A limited number of student grants are available in the form of fee waivers: deadline for application is 5 June 2017.
7 July 2017, LOGIC in computer science and engineering, Yuri GurevichSpeaker: Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Research)Date & Time: Friday 7 July 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
LOGIC in computer science and engineering -- Y. Gurevich
In software industry, engineers do formal logic day in and day out, even though they may not realize that. As a rule, they have not studied logic. Instead, they spent a lot of time studying calculus which they use rarely, if ever. I'll try to illustrate why logic is so relevant and why it is hard for software engineers to pick it up.For more information, contact Maria Aloni at m.d.aloni at uva.nl.
3 - 7 July 2017, The 14th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL)Date: 3 - 7 July 2017Location: Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, NetherlandsDeadline: Friday 21 April 2017
The conference brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas,with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools,ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages,semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied tothe study of physical behaviour in general. Work that appliesstructures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.For more information, see qpl.cs.ru.nl.
30 June 2017, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2017Date & Time: Friday 30 June 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, 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.For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/ILLC-Midsummernight-Colloquium-2017 or contact Peter van Ormondt at P.vanOrmondt at uva.nl.
27 June 2017, Mini-symposium on deontic logicDate & Time: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 14:00-16:45Location: Room 1.01, Drift 25, Utrecht, The Netherlands
On behalf of Jan Broersen you are all warmly invited for the REINS/TF-mini-symposium on deontic logic.For more information, see here .
26 - 30 June 2017, Workshop Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB)Date & Time: 26 - 30 June 2017, 09:00-17:00Location: Broek in Waterland, Netherlands
This workshop marks and celebrates the end of the first phase (almost two years) of the project Inquisitivenes Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB), carried out at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam with funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/inquisitivesemantics/workshops/inqbnb-summer-2017 or contact Floris Roelofsen at floris.roelofsen at gmail.com.
23 June 2017, DIP Colloquium, Manuel Gustavo IsaacSpeaker: Manuel Gustavo Isaac (University of Amsterdam)Title: A Semiotic Epistemology for Conceptual EngineeringDate & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 17:00-18:00Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35108/TBA.
23 June 2017, DIP Colloquium, Edouard MacherySpeaker: Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)Title: Unreliability and ParochialismDate & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35107/TBA.
23 June 2017, Kick-off Workshop "Time in Translation", Utrecht, The NetherlandsDate & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 10:00-17:00Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Utrecht based Time in Translation project (Henriëtte de Swart, Bert Le Bruyn, Martijn van der Klis) is happy to announce its kick-off workshop on Friday June 23rd in Utrecht. We're bringing together linguists from different backgrounds and with different aims and ask them to reflect on corpus methodology in their work: Stephan Th. Gries, Eva Vanmassenhove, Martijn van der Klis, Antonio Toral, Tommaso Caselli, Jet Hoek & Nicholas Asher.
Participation. Participation is for free but it would be great if you could send a short email to Bert Le Bruyn if you're intending to join for lunch.
23 June 2017, ABC Brain Day 2017Date: Friday 23 June 2017Location: De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On June 23rd the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center organizes the ABC Brain Day (& Night), the yearly conference where ABC members present their research.For more information, see abc.uva.nl/events/item/brain-day-2017.html.
20 June 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Weiwei ChenSpeaker: Weiwei Chen (Sun Yat-sen University & ILLC)Title: Aggregation of Abstract Argumentation FrameworksDate & Time: Tuesday 20 June 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
19 - 30 June 2017, ABC Summer School: The Sleeping BrainSpeaker: ABC Summer School: The Sleeping BrainDate: 19 - 30 June 2017Location: Roeterseilandcampus gebouw M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, AmsterdamDeadline: Monday 1 May 2017
The ABC Summer School is an annual event targeted at master students and PhD candidates. This year's ABC Summer School, organized by Lucia Talamini, Umberto Olcese and Christa van der Heijden on behalf of the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sleep. It will explore the topic from the level of neural networks to that of cognition.
The two-week international Summer School consists of a series of Master Classes, each one given by a renowned expert in the field. In addition, students will work in groups with a designated tutor, on a research project within the broad topic, which they will present towards the end of the Summer School. As the summit of the Summer School, an international symposium “Crossing the watershed between sleep and wakefulness: Information processing during sleep, wakefulness and alternative states of consciousness” will be presented at the final day of the ABC Summer School.For more information, see summerschool.uva.nl/programmes/item/the-sleeping-brain-from-neural-networks-to-cognition.html.
16 June 2017, Workshop: "Interweaving Modal Logic and Category Theory"Date & Time: Friday 16 June 2017, 14:00-18:00Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The aim of the workshop is to bring together logicians, computer scientists, mathematicians and philosophers interested in the growing interplay between the fields of modal logic and category theory. The workshop will be hosted on the occasion of the defence of Giovanni Cinà's PhD defense.
Location and website will be announced soon.For more information, contact Giovanni Cinà at giovanni.cina88 at gmail.com.
16 June 2017, BessensapDate: Friday 16 June 2017Location: Rode Hoed, Amsterdam
The 2017 edition of Bessensap is taking place on Friday 16 June! About 400 journalists, press officers and researchers will meet at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam to network and exchange knowledge about recent developments in science and science communication.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/events/bessensap.
9 June 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Courtenay NorburySpeaker: Courtenay Norbury (UCL)Title: Non-verbal cognitive ability does not influence rate of language in the first years of formal schoolingDate & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
9 June 2017, Music Cognition Reading GroupTitle: Neural correlates of song and speechDate & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 15:00-16:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
We're going to discuss a study by Julia Merrill, Daniela Sammler, Marc Bangert, Dirk Goldhahn, Gabriele Lohmann, Robert Turner and Angela D. Friederici on the neural correlates of song and speech . Our own expert on the intersection of music, language and brain, Joey Weidema, will kick-off the discussion with a short introduction.
9 June 2017, Dutch Social Choice ColloquiumDate & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 14:00-17:30Location: Room C2-1, Theil Building, Campus Woudenstein, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Speakers: Vladimir Karamychev, Rudolf Müller, John WeymarkFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/DSCC/meetings.php#2017-06-09.
9 June 2017, CWI Lecture, Marta KwiatkowskaSpeaker: Marta KwiatkowskaTitle: Safety Verification of Deep Neural NetworksDate & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 11:00-12:00Location: Room L120, CWI, Science Park 123, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.cwi.nl/research/groups/formal-methods/events/cwi-lecture-professor-marta-kwiatkowska-university-of-oxford or contact Susanne van Dam at susanne at cwi.nl.
8 June 2017, Spinoza Lectures, Béatrice LonguenesseSpeaker: Béatrice LonguenesseTitle: Two unlikely bedfellows: Kant and Freud on MoralityDate & Time: Thursday 8 June 2017, 20:15-22:00Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
It is hard to think of two conceptions of morality further apart than those of Kant and Freud. Kant took our moral attitudes to be the highest expression of our capacity to guide our actions by reason. Freud took our moral attitudes to originate in our deepest, earliest emotional bond, the bond we have as helpless infants to the adult figures we experience as nurturing, protecting, or threatening. Nevertheless, both took morality to be deeply connected to our capacity to think and act, as we would say, “in the first person.” In exploring those two seemingly opposed conceptions of morality, the lecture will explore how emotions and reason converge, or as the case may be, diverge in determining our moral attitudes and our capacity to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions.
3 - 5 June 2017, 6th CSLI Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Intelligent Interaction and Solomon Feferman Symposium, Stanford CA, U.S.A.Date: 3 - 5 June 2017Location: Stanford CA, U.S.A.
This event continues a long-standing tradition at Stanford of annual workshops in logic, broadly conceived, aimed at fostering discussion across disciplines and universities, with the added goal of involving both junior and senior participants. The content of the workshop is drawn from the disciplines of logic, philosophy, mathematics, computer science, cognitive science, linguistics and economics, with an emphasis on exploring interdisciplinary contacts.
This year, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the Solomon Feferman Symposium, dedicated to the life and work of Solomon Feferman.
2 June 2017, Logic, Rationality and Common Sense. Workshop on the occasion of Jan van Eijck's retirement as researcher at CWI and as professor at ILLCDate & Time: Friday 2 June 2017, 13:00-18:00Location: Turing Room, Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre, Sciencepark 105 (nextdoor to CWI), Amsterdam
Reflections on the possibilities and the limitations of applications of logic to the analysis of human behaviour. The workshop is intended to create a space to talk about issues that are not often addressed in public in scientific circles.
29 May 2017, First national meeting for researchers on Open ScienceDate & Time: Monday 29 May 2017, 09:30-17:00Location: Aula of TU Delft, Mekelweg 5, Delft
You are kindly invited to join the first national meeting for researchers on Open Science. The meeting will take place on the 29th of May 2017 and will be hosted at the Aula of TU Delft.
The day will be a great opportunity for all researchers working in the Netherlands to give their opinion on the aims and goals of the Dutch ‘National Open Science Plan’. It’s a chance to let politicians, funders and administrators know what researchers really need to make Open Science work for them.For more information, see www.openscience.nl/en/national-plan-open-science.
22 - 24 May 2017, Zalta's Lectures: Axiomatic Theory of Abstract ObjectsDate: 22 - 24 May 2017Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In this lecture series, we present a body of theorems formally derivable from the axioms of “object theory”. The axioms are motivated and presented in the first lecture, and once they are in place, we define a variety of abstract objects and systematize them by deriving the their governing principles as theorems. We identify and derive principles governing: truth-values, logical classes, situations, possible worlds, impossible worlds, concepts (including complete individual concepts), Forms, fictions, Fregean senses, Fregean (natural) numbers, and theoretical mathematical individuals and relations generally.
The objectives of the course are to familiarize participants with the theory of objects, developed and defended by Prof. Ed Zalta, and to more generally discuss the topics with which it deals, such as: logical classes, situations, possible and impossible worlds, concepts, Forms, fictions, Fregean senses, Fregean numbers, and mathematical individuals and relations.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/Events/event/37/Zaltas-Lectures-Axiomatic-Theory-of-Abstract-Objects.
20 May 2017, Life after ILLCDate & Time: Saturday 20 May 2017, 13:00-18:00Location: ILLC Common RoomTarget audience: MoL students, PhD candidates, and all other members of the ILLC
For "Life after ILLC" we invited six ILLC alumni from different areas of academia and industry to talk about their experiences after graduating. They will tell us about the path they have followed since leaving our institute. We hope that their stories will give you inspiration for your own career -- no matter whether you want to stay in academia or make the move to industry. After the presentations there will be food and drinks and time to mingle with the speakers.
19 May 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Umberto GrandiSpeaker: Umberto Grandi (Toulouse)Title: Opinion Diffusion as AggregationDate & Time: Friday 19 May 2017, 16:00Location: Room D1.115, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
19 May 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Gábor Hofer-SzabóSpeaker: Gábor Hofer-Szabó (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)Title: Three levels of Bell’s inequalitiesDate & Time: Friday 19 May 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
17 May 2017, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Nick BezhanishviliSpeaker: Nick Bezhanishvili (ILLC)Title: Choice-free Stone dualityDate & Time: Wednesday 17 May 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: Room D1.113, Science Park 109, Amsterdam
In this talk I will discuss a Stone-like topological duality for Boolean algebras avoiding the Prime Filter Theorem.
This is joint work with Wes Holliday.
17 - 19 May 2017, Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical PracticeSpeaker: José FerreirósDate: 17 - 19 May 2017Location: Brussels, Belgium
The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host a Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice with Prof. Dr. José Ferreirós (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) on May, 17-19. The Masterclass will be composed of three lectures based on Prof. Ferreirós’ recent book entitled Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices.
The tentative titles for the three lectures are as follows:
Lecture 1 (Wednesday, 17/5): On Truth and History in Mathematics
Lecture 2 (Thursday, 18/5): An Alternative Look at Representations in Set Theory
Lecture 3 (Friday, 19/5): Rethinking Structuralism: a Conceptualist Approach
We intend the Masterclass to be a fully interactive event, with the twofold objective to understand in depth the materials presented in the lectures, but also to discuss current work by early career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs). The lectures by Prof. Ferreirós will take place in the mornings, and will be followed by afternoon sessions in which early career researchers in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice are invited to present their work. The goal is to offer early career researchers an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work in a helpful and constructive environment.
16 May 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Antske FokkensSpeaker: Antske Fokkens (VU Amsterdam)Title: Deep Analysis: Reflections on experimental design in NLPDate & Time: Tuesday 16 May 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Shared tasks and (shared) corpora have proven themselves highly valuable for NLP. They have allowed us to evaluate our methods and compare them to others helping us, our readers and reviewers to assess the quality of our methods. In this talk, I will present two studies taking intrinsic evaluation one step further 1) investigating error propagation in parsing and 2) diving in the evaluation of distributional semantic methods. Finally, I will outline the importance of deeper evaluation when NLP is used within digital humanities and digital social science.
16 May 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Yuliya VeselovaSpeaker: Yuliya Veselova (Moscow)Title: Individual Manipulation under Incomplete InformationDate & Time: Tuesday 16 May 2017, 15:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
12 May 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Marco CaraccioloSpeaker: Marco Caracciolo (Ghent University)Title: Narrative Beyond Anthropocentrism: Embodying the NonhumanDate & Time: Friday 12 May 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
12 May 2017, DIP Colloquium, Hanoch Ben-YamiSpeaker: Hanoch Ben-Yami (Central European University)Title: The Quantified Argument CalculusDate & Time: Friday 12 May 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
12 May 2017, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Martin HylandSpeaker: Martin Hyland (Cambridge)Title: What is an interpretation of the Lambda Calculus?Date & Time: Friday 12 May 2017, 11:00-12:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107
12 May 2017, ADS Coffee & Data: Artificial IntelligenceDate & Time: Friday 12 May 2017, 09:00-11:00Location: Room C0.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
ADS Coffee & Data offers the opportunity for researchers and business to share their knowledge and give insight on a central theme, specifically on Friday 12 May this will be on Artificial Intelligence. There is also a chance to network with a cup of coffee.For more information, see ivi.uva.nl/content/events/events/2017/05/ads-coffee--data-artificial-intelligence.html.
11 May 2017, Spinoza Lectures, Béatrice LonguenesseSpeaker: Béatrice LonguenesseTitle: Perplexing 'I'Date & Time: Thursday 11 May 2017, 20:15-22:00Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
Some philosophers have argued that using ‘I’ is the source of illusions, for instance the illusion that I am the author of my actions and thoughts rather than thoughts and actions happening to me, or in me. Lichtenberg maintained that “we should say ‘it thinks’ or ‘there is thinking going on’ rather than ‘I think’.” In the same vein, Nietzsche urged that “a thought comes when it wills, not when I will.” And nevertheless, using ‘I’ seems to be an indispensible tool for each individual person to refer to herself. What do our uses of ‘I’ reveal about our relations to ourselves, to others, and to the world?
11 May 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Sergio RajsbaumSpeaker: Sergio Rajsbaum (Instituto de Matemáticas, UNAM, Mexico City)Title: A simplicial complex model of dynamic epistemic logic for fault-tolerant distributed computing.Date & Time: Thursday 11 May 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2017/05/lira-session-sergio-rajsbaum.
4 May 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Daniel HoekSpeaker: Daniel Hoek (New York University)Title: Logical Omniscience and the Epistemology of Phone Numbers.Date & Time: Thursday 4 May 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
2 May 2017, Logic Tea, Frederik LauridsenSpeaker: Frederik LauridsenTitle: Linnaean Logic: a friendly introduction to systematic proof theory.Date & Time: Tuesday 2 May 2017, 17:00-18:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, please visit the website http://www.illc.uva.nl/logic_tea/ or contact Sirin Botan (s.botan at uva.nl), Bonan Zhao (bonan.zhao at student.uva.nl), or Julian Schloder (julian.schloeder at gmail.com).For more information, see here .
26 April 2017, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, George MetcalfeSpeaker: George Metcalfe (Universität Bern)Title: Ordering Free GroupsDate & Time: Wednesday 26 April 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Ordering conditions for groups provide useful tools for the study of various relationships between group theory, universal algebra, topology, and logic. In this talk, I will describe a new “algorithmic” ordering condition for extending partial orders on groups to total orders. I will then show how this condition can be used to show that extending a finite subset of a free group to a total order corresponds to checking validity of a certain inequation in the class of totally ordered groups. As a direct consequence, we obtain a new proof that free groups are orderable.
25 April 2017, CoSaQ seminar, Fabian SchlotterbeckSpeaker: Fabian SchlotterbeckTitle: Towards a general model of the processing difficulty of quantified sentencesDate & Time: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 15:00-17:00Location: Room 6.26, PC Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam
25 April 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, cancelledDate: Tuesday 25 April 2017Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
24 April 2017, CoSaQ seminar, Fabian SchlotterbeckSpeaker: Fabian SchlotterbeckTitle: Empirical evaluation of various approaches to the processing difficulty of quantified sentences and an integrated processing model of comparative modified numerals.Date & Time: Monday 24 April 2017, 11:00-13:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
22-23 April 2017, ICT maintenance weekendDate: 22-23 April 2017
The following weekend has now officially been appointed for major ICT maintenance:
- 22 & 23 april 2017
Further information will follow later on, but be aware all central systems and the network may be unavailable during this weekend.
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl
21 - 23 April 2017, Network maintenance UvA & HvADate & Time: 21 - 23 April 2017, 18:00Location: UvA wide
From Friday evening until Sunday afternoon ICTS is planning major maintenance on many ICT systems. Details will be made available later.
21 April 2017, DIP Colloquium, Vít PunčochářSpeaker: Vít Punčochář (Czech Academy of Sciences)Date & Time: Friday 21 April 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
21 April 2017, Dutch Social Choice ColloquiumDate & Time: Friday 21 April 2017, 13:30-17:40Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
This will be a special session in honour of Kenneth J. Arrow (1921-2017). Speakers are Salvador Barberà (Barcelona), Herrade Igersheim (Strasbourg), and Hans Peters (Maastricht). Participation is free and open to everyone, but advance registration is requested.
18 April 2017, 'Voor de Leeuwen' meeting on research valorisationDate & Time: Tuesday 18 April 2017, 16:00Location: PC Hoofthuis, room 1.04We are happy to announce the next 'Voor de Leeuwen' meeting, which will take place on Tuesday 18 April at 16.00 in the PC Hoofthuis, room 1.04. 'Voor de Leeuwen' aims to provide an informal platform to discuss research-related issues. The theme of this meeting is valorisation&knowledge utilisation. The programme includes the presentation of Inventory Report of the valorisation activities within the FGw, and several talks by researchers about societal impact of their work from various perspectives.
All are welcome to attend this meeting (please register via subsidie-fgw at uva.nl). Following there will be drinks and snacks in the ‘Leeuwenkuil’ from around 17.00 onwards! Please follow the link below for a full programme.For more information, see aihr.uva.nl/news-and-events/events-aihr/events-aihr/content/folder/events/2017/04/voor-de-leeuwen.html.
13 April 2017, AUC Logic Lectures, Yurii KhomskiiSpeaker: Yurii Khomskii (Hamburg)Title: The Logic of InfinityDate & Time: Thursday 13 April 2017, 18:00-19:00Location: AUC Common Room, Science Park 113, AmsterdamFor more information, see here or at www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures.html or contact Dora Achourioti at t.achourioti at uva.nl.
13 April 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Ilaria CanavottoSpeaker: Ilaria Canavotto (ILLC, Amsterdam)Title: Deontic Conflicts in Explicit Dynamic Deontic LogicDate & Time: Thursday 13 April 2017, 17:00-18:30Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2017/03/lira-session-ilaria-canavotto.
13 April 2017, *MoL thesis presentation* Event IIDate & Time: Thursday 13 April 2017, 15:00-17:00Location: ILLC Common Room
During these events, second year MoL students will present their ongoing thesis projects to the ILLC community. For the students it is an opportunity to receive feedback on their research from experts outside of their supervisory team. For the ILLC community it is an opportunity to get an overview of the variety of research questions our students are currently working on.
12 April 2017, ILLC Current Affairs MeetingDate & Time: Wednesday 12 April 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about various issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and / or the Master of Logic programme. All ILLC staff, PhD students and guests are invited to attend.For more information, contact illc at uva.nl.
12 April 2017, Logic of Conceivability Seminar, Peter HawkeSpeaker: Peter HawkeTitle: Peter on Modal Epistemology and SkepticismDate & Time: Wednesday 12 April 2017, 15:00-17:00Location: Room OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143, Amsterdam
Peter will discuss both Van Inwagen's article on Modal Epistemology and his own reply (Hawke) on Van Inwagen's Modal Skepticism.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/News/article/112/Peter-on-Modal-Epistemology-and-Skepticism.
6 April 2017, *MoL thesis presentation* Event IDate & Time: Thursday 6 April 2017, 15:00-17:00Location: ILLC Common Room
During these events, second year MoL students will present their ongoing thesis projects to the ILLC community. For the students it is an opportunity to receive feedback on their research from experts outside of their supervisory team. For the ILLC community it is an opportunity to get an overview of the variety of research questions our students are currently working on.For more information, contact Maria Aloni at m.d.aloni at uva.nl.
6 April 2017, Workshop on the foundations of mathematics and physics, in occasion of Riccardo Pinosio's PhD defenseDate & Time: Thursday 6 April 2017, 14:00-18:00Location: C1.13 (Belle van Zuylenzaal), University Library, Singel 425, AmsterdamTarget audience: Everyone interested in the foundations of mathematics, the foundations of physics, and how the two can interact
This workshop is a chance to discuss the problem of the continuum (broadly construed) in the foundations of mathematics and physics, and how logical tools from the foundations of mathematics can be applied to illuminate issues in contemporary physics. This workshop is associated to Riccardo Pinosio's PhD defense.
6 April 2017, DIP Colloquium, Lisa BylininaSpeaker: Lisa Bylinina (Leiden University)Title: On 'Zero' (joint work with Rick Nouwen)Date & Time: Thursday 6 April 2017, 13:30-15:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
31 March 2017, DIP Colloquium, Martin LipmanSpeaker: Martin Lipman (University of Amsterdam)Title: Fragmentalism: its Motivation and its LogicDate & Time: Friday 31 March 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
31 March 2017, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Lev BeklemishevSpeaker: Lev Beklemishev (Moscow)Title: On the algebraic model for reflection calculus with conservativity modalitiesDate & Time: Friday 31 March 2017, 11:00-12:00Location: Room 006, Janskerkhof 13, UtrechtFor more information, see www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/abstracts1617#beklemishev.
27 March 2017, DIP Colloquium, Lance RipsSpeaker: Lance Rips (Northwestern University)Title: Experimenting with (conditional) perfectionDate & Time: Monday 27 March 2017, 16:15-17:30Location: Room BG2.008, Turfdraagsterpad 15-17k AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35106/Experimenting-with-conditional-perfection.
27 March 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Julia KreutzerSpeaker: Julia Kreutzer (Universität Heidelberg)Title: Bandit Structured Prediction for Machine Translation Domain Adaptation with Weak FeedbackDate & Time: Monday 27 March 2017, 16:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
27 - 28 March 2017, Asymmetry in Causal Inference and Conditional ReasoningDate & Time: 27 - 28 March 2017, 09:00-12:00Location: Room BG2.008/BG2.012, University of Amsterdam, Turfdraagsterpad 15-17, AmsterdamTarget audience: philosophers, psychologists, logicians
This workshop explores the relation between causal inference and conditional/counterfactual inference. We will focus in particular on the asymmetric nature of both types of inference. We bring together expertise from philosophy, psychology and artificial intelligence to address the following questions:
- How to account for the relative ease of causal inference (reasoning from cause to effect) compared to diagnostic inference (reasoning from effect to cause)?
- Do we have to distinguish different reasoning strategies to interpret conditional sentences and how does this relate to the distinction between causal inference and diagnostic inference?
- Are Causal Models appropriate to account for 1. and for the analysis of conditionals?
24 March 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Pierre CardasciaSpeaker: Pierre CardasciaTitle: The dialogic of matrices –Technical aspects of the actualism in game semanticDate & Time: Friday 24 March 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
23 March 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Raffaella BernardiSpeaker: Raffaella Bernardi (Trento)Title: Learning quantities from vision and languageDate & Time: Thursday 23 March 2017, 17:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Linguistics quantifiers have been the realm of Formal Semantics. A lot is known about their formal properties and how those properties affect logical entailment, the licensing of polarity item, or scope ambiguities. Less is known about how quantifiers are acquired by children and even less about how computational models can learn to quantify objects in images. In this talk, we will report on our findings in this direction. First of all, we will explain why the task is interesting and challenging for a Language and Vision model. Secondly, we will report our evaluation of state-of-the-art neural network models against this task. Thirdly, we will compare the acquisition of quantifiers with the acquisition of cardinals. We will show that a model capitalizing on a `fuzzy' measure of similarity is effective for learning quantifiers, whereas the learning of exact cardinals is better accomplished when information about number is provided.
23 March 2017, Workshop on intonation and pragmatics, on the occasion of the defense of Matthijs WesteraDate & Time: Thursday 23 March 2017, 15:00-17:30Location: ILLC Seminar room F1.15Target audience: Everyone with an interest in intonation and pragmatics.
I'm very happy that my three external committee members will give talks at the ILLC! They are:
- Craige Roberts (NYU/Rutgers)
- Michael Wagner (McGill)
- Jörg Peters (Oldenburg)
Topics will include focus/prominence in natural language, the tone inventories of languages like Dutch, German and English, experimental work on intonation, and of course pragmatics.
Precise program TBA.For more information, see sites.google.com/site/inquisitivesemantics/workshops/intonation-and-pragmatics-2017-amsterdam or contact Matthijs Westera at m.westera at uva.nl.
21 March 2017, Busting Out: Two Takes on the Predictive Brain, Andy ClarkSpeaker: Andy ClarkDate & Time: Tuesday 21 March 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: Room M1.01, Roeterseilandcampus gebouw M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam
Recent work in computational and cognitive neuroscience depicts the brain as an ever-active prediction machine. In this talk, I contrast two ways of understanding the implied vision of mind. One way (Conservative Predictive Processing) depicts the predictive brain as an insulated inner arena populated by representations so rich and reconstructive as to enable the organism to ‘throw away the world’. The other (Radical Predictive Processing) stresses processes of circular causal influence linking brain, body, and world. Such processes can deliver fast and frugal, action-involving solutions of the kind often highlighted by work in robotics and embodied cognition, nesting them within a structured, uncertainty-modulated, knowledge-base that remains firmly rooted in sensory experience. This delivers a broader, profoundly embodied, and more ‘cybernetic’ vision of predictive processing. But it raises deep and important questions concerning how best to understand the core notions of prediction and prediction error minimization themselves.For more information, see abc.uva.nl/events/item/abc-lecture---andy-clark.html or contact Bastiaan van der Weij at b.j.vanderweij at uva.nl.
21 March 2017, Talks on Predictive processing and computational models of cognitionDate & Time: Tuesday 21 March 2017, 10:00-13:00Location: REC M 1.03
To warm up for Andy Clark's afternoon lecture, five young researchers from various disciplines will talk about topics related to predictive processing and computational models of cognition.
The morning is divided into two parts: the first half consists of two talks in a row followed by 20 minutes for questions and discussion. After a coffee-break, we continue with another three talks followed by 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Everyone is of course warmly invited to participate in the discussion.
The full programme can be found here. To participate, please send an email to Bastiaan van der Weij.For more information, contact Bastiaan van der Weij at b.j.vanderweij at uva.nl.
20 March 2017, AUC Logic Lectures, Katrin SchulzSpeaker: Katrin SchulzTitle: ParadoxesDate & Time: Monday 20 March 2017, 18:00-19:00Location: AUC Common Room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam
When we encounter paradoxes, we apply a specific method to overcome them: Logical Analysis. I will argue in my talk that this method is a very useful tool to have in your toolbox, no matter what your particular academic discipline is. We will practice this method studying logical paradoxes and see the power of this method in broadening our understanding of paradoxes and logic in general. But can we overcome the logical paradoxes? Well, lets try.For more information, see www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures/item/auc-logic-lectures-katrin-schulz.html or contact Dora Achourioti at t.achourioti at uva.nl.
17 March 2017, DIP Colloquium, Yimei XiangSpeaker: Yimei Xiang (Harvard)Title: Composing complex questions: Multi-wh questions and questions with quantifiersDate & Time: Friday 17 March 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
15 March 2017, Logic of Conceivability Seminar, Tom SchoonenSpeaker: Tom SchoonenTitle: Discussing the paper 'Two-Dimensional Semantics' by David ChalmersDate & Time: Wednesday 15 March 2017, 15:00-17:00Location: Room OTM 141, Oude Turfmarkt 141-143, AmsterdamFor more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/News/article/111/Tom-on-Two-Dimensional-Semantics.
15 March 2017, The Next Big Thing, Henkjan HoningSpeaker: Henkjan HoningDate: Wednesday 15 March 2017Location: Roeterseilandcomplex, Amsterdam
The NCR lecture series "The Next Big Thing" will discuss the big questions and challenges of a particular research area. Henkjan Honing will deliver the lecture of 15 March 2017.
14 March 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Malvina NissimSpeaker: Malvina Nissim (Groningen)Title: (To what extent) Can we de-supervise affective computing?Date & Time: Tuesday 14 March 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
7 March 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Alex FraserSpeaker: Alex Fraser (LMU Munich)Title: Challenges in Machine Translation related to Morphologically Rich LanguagesDate & Time: Tuesday 7 March 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
7 March 2017, DIP Colloquium, Mark JagoSpeaker: Mark Jago (University of Nottingham)Title: Meaning: between truth and proofDate & Time: Tuesday 7 March 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
7 March 2017, DIP Colloquium, Greg RestallSpeaker: Greg Restall (University of Melbourne)Title: Proof identity, invariants and hyperintensionalityDate & Time: Tuesday 7 March 2017, 14:15-15:45Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
6 March 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Greg RestallSpeaker: Greg Restall (Melbourne)Title: Proof Terms for Classical DerivationsDate & Time: Monday 6 March 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
3 March 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Vincent F. HendricksSpeaker: Vincent F. Hendricks (University of Copenhagen)Title: Bubbles Go BustDate & Time: Friday 3 March 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
2 March 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Michail MamakosSpeaker: Michail Mamakos (Chania)Title: Overlapping Coalition Formation via Probabilistic Topic ModelingDate & Time: Thursday 2 March 2017, 16:00Location: Room A1.14, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
24 February 2017, Dutch Social Choice ColloquiumDate & Time: Friday 24 February 2017, 13:00-17:00Location: Seminar Room H0.06, Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht
Speakers will be Matthias Mnich (Maastricht), Hessel Oosterbeek (Amsterdam), Dominik Karos (Maastricht) and Emre Ergin (Maastricht).For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/DSCC/meetings.php.
21 February 2017, PhD DayDate & Time: Tuesday 21 February 2017, 11:00-13:00Location: F1.15Target audience: ILLC PhD candidates
On February 21, the ILLC PhD Council is organizing the next PhD Day. This is an event for all PhD candidates at ILLC. The council present a number of issues that we have been working on and at the same time we will discuss any issues that the PhD candidates will raise. The meeting will be followed by a lunch at Maslow.
17 February - 16 March 2017, ILLC MasterClass LogicDate: 17 February - 16 March 2017Location: Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The ILLC will organise a MasterClass Logic intended for up to 20 secondary school students. The MasterClass will consist of 4 days with lectures, a work session and final presentation of results. The dates of the four days are the following:
ILLC MasterClass Day 1: Friday 17 February 2017
ILLC MasterClass Day 2: Thursday 2 March 2017
ILLC MasterClass Day 3: Thursday 9 March 2017
ILLC MasterClass Day 4: Thursday 16 March 2017
Note: the original dates for the MasterClass Logica were changed due to a clash with the Nationale Wiskunde Olympiade.For more information, see events.illc.uva.nl/MasterClass/Logica2017.
10 February 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Mathijs de WeerdtSpeaker: Mathijs de WeerdtTitle: Minimising the Rank Aggregation ErrorDate & Time: Friday 10 February 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 February 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Laurenz HudetzSpeaker: Laurenz HudetzDate & Time: Friday 10 February 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
9 February 2017, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Andrew SwanSpeaker: Andrew Swan (ILLC)Title: Lifschitz Realizability as a Topological ConstructionDate & Time: Thursday 9 February 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: F1.15, Science Park 107
9 February 2017, Music Cognition Reading GroupTitle: Cross-cultural iterated learning study on rhythm priors (discussion)Date & Time: Thursday 9 February 2017, 14:00-15:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In the first music reading group of 2017, we will have a discussion on a recent cross-cultural study employing iterated learning to tease out priors on rhythmic categories. Bas Cornelissen will open the discussion with a short introduction to the paper.The paper to be discussed is the following: Jacoby, N., & McDermott, J. H. (2017). Integer Ratio Priors on Musical Rhythm Revealed Cross-culturally by Iterated Reproduction. Current Biology, 27, 1–12. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.12.031For more information, see musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com.
8 February 2017, Computational Linguistics RetreatDate & Time: Wednesday 8 February 2017, 10:00-20:00Location: Utrecht, the NetherlandsTarget audience: Computational Linguists at ILLC
On February 8, we will have a retreat with all CL/ NLP/ MT researchers in the ILLC. If you identify yourself as such, you are very welcome to join. Please contact Sara for more information about this event if you did not receive an invitation yet.For more information, contact Sara Veldhoen at s.f.veldhoen at uva.nl.
8 February 2017, The Next Big Thing, Rens BodSpeaker: Rens BodDate: Wednesday 8 February 2017Location: Roeterseilandcomplex, Amsterdam
The NCR lecture series "The Next Big Thing" will discuss the big questions and challenges of a particular research area. Rens Bod will deliver the lecture of 8 February 2017.
3 February 2017, Joint LIRa-DIP Session, Alessandro GiordaniSpeaker: Alessandro Giordani (Catholic University of Milan)Title: An Evidence-based logic of Acceptance and RejectionDate & Time: Friday 3 February 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
2 February 2017, Career networking day (PhD and Research)Date & Time: Thursday 2 February 2017, 19:00-21:00Location: Crea AmsterdamCosts: Free
Each year, the UvA hosts a series of Student-Alumni Career Talks, each focusing on a different career sector. The Career Talks feature a panel of international UvA-alumni who will share their experiences in finding a job in the Netherlands after graduation. During these highly interactive sessions you can learn from alumni career stories and advice. The panel discussion is followed by informal networking drinks with fellow students and alumni.
In total there are four evenings, each with its own topic:
2 February – PhD and Research
16 February – Culture and Creative Sector
2 March – Non-Profit and NGO
9 March – Startup and SME’sFor more information, see student.uva.nl/en/az/content/career/career-events/career-networking-events/career-networking-events.html.
1 February 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Janet PierrehumbertSpeaker: Janet Pierrehumbert (University of Oxford)Title: The Cognitive and Social Lives of WordsDate & Time: Wednesday 1 February 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room A0.08, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, AmsterdamFor more information, see smartcs.uva.nl/events/events/events/content/folder/events/2016-2017/janet-pierrehumbert.html or contact Rens Bod at rens.bod at gmail.com.
30 January 2017, Visit of Language and Interaction ConsortiumDate & Time: Monday 30 January 2017, 15:00-16:00Location: ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
30-60 researchers from the Language and Interaction consortium will visit ILLC.
Language in Interaction is a so-called 'Gravity Program' from NWO, and brings together a great number of researchers from the Radboud University, The Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, ILLC and various other Dutch universities, who all work on the foundations of natural language, from various angles. As part of the program, we are organizing a small ‘tour of the ILLC’. Since a lot of the research in our institute is connected to language in one way or another, this is a great opportunity to show what is going on here.
27 January 2017, ILLC New Year's Colloquium 2017Date & Time: Friday 27 January 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: Common Room, Room F1.21, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamThe 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.For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/ILLC-New-Years-Colloquium-2017.
26 January 2017, DIP Colloquium, Clemens MayrSpeaker: Clemens Mayr (ZAS Berlin)Title: The logic of interrogative clause embeddingDate & Time: Thursday 26 January 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F3.20, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
26 January 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Sebastian SchneckenburgerSpeaker: Sebastian Schneckenburger (Tübingen)Title: The Atkinson Inequality Index in Multiagent Resource AllocationDate & Time: Thursday 26 January 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
24 January 2017, LIRa Workshop on Rationality, Logic and Decisions (WoRLD)Date & Time: Tuesday 24 January 2017, 13:00-18:00Location: room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107
The Workshop on Rationality, Logic, and Decisions will take place in Amsterdam on January 24th, 2017. The central theme will be the notion of rationality, with special attention to the issue of rationality in decisions. The workshop is associated with the PhD Defence of Paolo Galeazzi, that will take place on January 25th, 2017.
20 January 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yanjing WangSpeaker: Yanjing Wang (Peking University)Title: A logic of knowing whyDate & Time: Friday 20 January 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
19 January 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Gemma BoledaSpeaker: Gemma Boleda (Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)Title: The interplay between sense and referenceDate & Time: Thursday 19 January 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Over a century ago, Frege famously introduced the distinction between sense and reference that is one of the theoretical foundations of formal semantics. However, in practice formal semanticists took reference and ran away with it, either eschewing sense-related issues altogether or giving a referential treatment to them (with notable exceptions). In this talk, I argue that we need to go back to Fregean sense, and propose that data-induced, continuous representations provided by distributional semantics and deep learning methods provide a good methodological handle for sense-related aspects of meaning. I support these claims with results from both computational modeling and theoretical studies. I then revisit reference and present ongoing work on the challenging enterprise of tackling it with continuous methods, too.
13 January 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Guillaume AucherSpeaker: Guillaume AucherTitle: Dynamic Epistemic Logic in Update LogicDate & Time: Friday 13 January 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Calls for Paper
6 - 17 August 2018, 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2018), Sofia, BulgariaDate: 6 - 17 August 2018Location: Sofia, BulgariaDeadline: Sunday 25 June 2017
The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is an annual event under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) and brings together logicians, linguists, computer scientists, and philosophers to study language, logic, and information, and their interconnections. ESSLLIs attract around 500 participants from all over the world.
Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2018 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.
Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses. Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories: 'Foundational Courses', 'Introductory Courses', 'Advanced Courses' or 'Workshops'.
6 - 19 July 2018, 7th Federated Logic Conference (FLoC'18), Oxford, EnglandDate: 6 - 19 July 2018Location: Oxford, EnglandDeadline: Monday 19 June 2017
FLoC 2018 brings together nine major international conferences related to mathematical logic and computer science:
- International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV)
- IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF)
- International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM)
- International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD)
- International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP)
- International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR)
- International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP)
- Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS)
- International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT)
Plus FLoC workshops (7-8 July, 13 July, and 18-19 July) and the School on Foundations of Programming and Software Systems (FoPSS, 30 June - 6 July).
We have already begun confirming exciting lineup of speakers, including keynotes by Shafi Goldwasser and Georges Gonthier; plenary lectures by Peter O'Hearn and Byron Cook; and a public lecture by Stuart Russell at the Sheldonian Theatre. We will also hold an Oxford Union-style debate on ethics for autonomous robots. There will be banquets, receptions and other social events in historic venues across the city.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics in the field of computer science, related to logic in the broad sense. Each workshop proposal must indicate one affiliated conference of FLoC 2018. It is strongly suggested that prospective workshop organizers contact the relevant conference workshop chair before submitting a proposal. Submission of workshop proposals deadline: June 19, 2017.
Calls for papers will be issued in early 2018.For more information, see www.floc2018.org.
24 - 25 June 2018, Workshop "Logic & Music" at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, FranceDate: 24 - 25 June 2018Location: Vichy, FranceDeadline: Friday 15 September 2017
Keynote Speaker: Thomas Noll (Barcelona, Spain)
Description: This workshop shall represent a privileged platform to make an important step forward to new universal approaches to logic(s) of music. The Workshop focuses on the relatively autonomous approaches to logic(s) of music and musical logic, i.e. logic in pieces of musical compositions. We invite composers, conductors, musicians and musicologists interested in the interplay between logic and music to submit a paper or just active participation. Another objective is to bring together researchers from all over the world into closer contact.
Contributed talks should not exceed a duration of 30 minutes including discussion.
21 - 26 June 2018, Workshop on Logical Correctness at UNILOG 2018, Vichy (France)Date: 21 - 26 June 2018Location: Vichy (France)Deadline: Friday 15 September 2017
Typically, logical correctness is taken to concern whether or not an argument or proof follows a logical path from premises to conclusions. In recent years, however, such a view has been complicated by the proliferation of logics, approaches to logic, and uses of logic. In this workshop, we intend to discuss the philosophical and logical consequences of these changes with regard to how, or if, there is any sort of criteria by which a logical structure could be deemed correct, and whether or not those criteria are context-relevant in some specifiable manner.
Keynote speaker: Ole HJORTLAND (University of Bergen, Norway).
We invite abstracts for papers dealing with any of the workshop topics (though not necessarily limited to them).
21 - 26 June 2018, Workshop on Proof Theory at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, FranceDate: 21 - 26 June 2018Location: Vichy, FranceDeadline: Friday 15 September 2017
We organize a one-day workshop on proof theory at the 6th World Congress on Universal Logic. Keynote speakers are Francesca Poggiolesi (Paris) and Alexander Leitsch (Vienna). Organisers: Peter Schroeder-Heister and Thomas Piecha.
We invite contributions on all aspects of proof theory, philosophical or technical.
16 - 26 June 2018, Workshop on Model Theory at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, FranceDate: 16 - 26 June 2018Location: Vichy, FranceDeadline: Friday 15 September 2017
We organize a workshop on Classification Questions
in Model Theory at UNILOG 2018. Keynote speaker of Workshop: Professor Bruno Poizat (Lyon).
Model theory is the branch of mathematical logic dealing with the connection between a formal language and its interpretations, or models, i.e., it represents links between syntactic and semantic objects. These objects can be used to classify each others producing structural classifications of theories and their models. Solving classification questions valuable characteristics arise (dimensions, ranks, complexities, spectra etc.) for various classes of structures and their theories.
We invite contributions on all aspects of Model Theory.
7 - 9 March 2018, Workshop "Specificity, definiteness & article systems across languages", Stuttgart, GermanyDate: 7 - 9 March 2018Location: Stuttgart, GermanyDeadline: Sunday 20 August 2017
One of the main questions that inspires this workshop is how languages with and without an article system go about referent coding and helping the hearer to recognize whether a given NP should be interpreted as definite, specific or non-specific. Other questions concern the grammatical consequences of having or lacking an article system, and the specific semantic-pragmatic parameters along which article systems may vary. The workshop will be held at the 40th Annual Meeting of the DGfS.
The workshop will bring together researchers from theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, typology, semantics and pragmatics, and seeks to stimulate an interdisciplinary discussion. We invite submissions in the topics including (but not limited to): (1) grammatical implications of having an article system vs. not having any articles at all; (2) the (dis-)similarity with respect to reference coding in languages with and without article systems; (3) the contextual restrictions on the omission of articles in languages with an article system; (4) the psycholinguistic implications of the different ways of coding definiteness and specificity across languages.For more information, see artsysworkshop.wordpress.com.
8 - 11 January 2018, Symposion on Logical Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS 2018), Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.Date: 8 - 11 January 2018Location: Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.Deadline: Sunday 10 September 2017
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. The LFCS series began with Logic at Botik, Pereslavl-Zalessky, 1989 and was co-organized by Albert R. Meyer (MIT) and Michael Taitslin (Tver), after which organization passed to Anil Nerode in 1992.
SUBMISSION DETAILS. Proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. There will be a post-conference volume of selected works published. Submissions should be made electronically via http://www.easychair.org/LFCS18/. 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.For more information, see lfcs.ws.gc.cuny.edu.
20 - 22 December 2017, 21st Amsterdam Colloquium (AC'2017), Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDate: 20 - 22 December 2017Location: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDeadline: Friday 1 September 2017
The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages. The 21st Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops on Causality and Semantics and on Formal and Distributional Perspectives on Meaning; and one evening lecture, jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. The rules for submissions for the regular programme and the workshops are the same. Authors can submit an anonymous abstract of at most two pages. The proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium will be downloadable from the AC website during the conference.For more information, see events.illc.uva.nl/AC/AC2017.
14 - 15 December 2017, 15th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2017), Evry, FranceDate: 14 - 15 December 2017Location: Evry, FranceDeadline: Sunday 17 September 2017
In the last two decades, we have seen a significant increase of interest in agent-based computing. This field is now set to become one of the key intelligent systems technologies in the 21st century. The aim of the EUMAS series is to provide a forum for academics and practitioners in Europe at which current research and application issues are presented and discussed, and to encourage and support activity in the research and development of multi-agent systems, in academic and industrial efforts.
EUMAS is co-located with the 5thedition of the International Agreement Technologies (AT) Conference, and is a designated event of the European Association of Multi-Agent Systems (EURAMAS).
To attract students as well as experienced researchers, preliminary as well as mature work, EUMAS 2017 offers three submission types (full original papers, short original papers, and published papers). Each submission will be peer-reviewed. We request the submission of title and abstract prior to paper submission to support the tight schedule of reviewing.
11 - 15 December 2017, 37th Annual Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (FSTTCS 2017), Kanpur, IndiaDate: 11 - 15 December 2017Location: Kanpur, IndiaDeadline: Monday 24 July 2017
The FSTTCS conference is a forum for presenting original results in foundational aspects of Computer Science and Software Technology.
Invited Speakers: Sham Kakade (University of Washington, USA), Anca Muscholl (LaBRI & Université Bordeaux, France), Devavrat Shah (MIT, USA), Vinod Vaikuntanathan (MIT CSAIL, USA), and Thomas Wilke (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel).
Submissions presenting original results in foundational aspects of Computer Science and Software Technology are invited.For more information, see fsttcs.org.
6 - 8 December 2017, 2nd Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference: 'SMART Animals', Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDate: 6 - 8 December 2017Location: Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
We are happy to announce the second Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference on the theme of ‘SMART Animals’. The conference will take place at the UvA, from December 6th-8th. The conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and debates, and three successive workshops devoted to the topics of animal cognition in the broad sense (i.e., including humans).
Every researcher affiliated to the research schools of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam can submit a workshop proposal. We invite proposals in all areas of the humanities and cognitive science but cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.
5 - 7 December 2017, Workshop "Enabling Mathematical Cultures", Oxford, EnglandDate: 5 - 7 December 2017Location: Oxford, EnglandDeadline: Friday 30 June 2017
This workshop celebrates the completion of the EPSRC-funded project 'Social Machines of Mathematics', led by Professor Ursula Martin at the University of Oxford. We will present research arising from the project, and bring together interested researchers who want to build upon and complement our work. We invite interested researchers from a broad range of fields, including: Computer Science, Philosophy, Sociology, History of Mathematics and Science, Argumentation theory, and Mathematics Education. Through such a diverse mix of disciplines we aim to foster new insights, perspectives and conversations around the theme of Enabling Mathematical Cultures.
We hereby invite the submission of abstracts of up to 500 words for papers to be presented in approximately 30 minutes (plus 10 minutes Q+A). The Enabling Mathematical Cultures workshop will have space on Days 2 and 3 of the meeting for a number of accepted talks addressing the themes of social machines of mathematics, mathematical collaboration, mathematical practices, ethnographic or sociological studies of mathematics, computer-assisted proving, and argumentation theory as applied in the mathematical realm.
4 - 8 December 2017, Non-classical Modal and Predicate Logics：The 9th International Workshop on Logic and Cognition (WOLC2017), Guangzhou, ChinaDate: 4 - 8 December 2017Location: Guangzhou, ChinaDeadline: Friday 1 September 2017
Modalities and predicates have since ancient times been central notions of logic. In the 20th century, various systems of non-classical logics emerged, with applications mainly in Computer Science, but also in many other disciplines such as Linguistics, Mathematics, and Philosophy. Both the theoretical studies and the needs of applications gave rise to the questions of non-classical treatment of quantification and modalities and their accommodation in these non-classical logics. In response, various modal and predicate variants of non-classical logics have been introduced and studied in the past decades.
Although there are many good conferences on (mainly propositional) non-classical logics, this conference is one solely dedicated to modal and predicate non-classical logics. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers in both pure and applied aspects of various branches of non-classical logics, not only to present recent advances in their particular fields, but mainly foster the exchange of ideas between researchers focusing on (1) separate branches of non-classical logic and (2) foundational and applied issues.
We invite submissions on both (a) theoretical topics from all branches of mathematical logic (e.g., proof-theory, model theory, game theory, computational complexity, etc.), as well as (b) their applications in various areas (including computer science, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, etc.). Strong papers on propositional logics can also be accepted, provided they relate to the themes in the main scope of the conference (e.g., the study of completions in algebraic semantics, propositional quantification, etc.).
15 - 17 November 2017, 7th International Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences (MACIS 2017), Vienna, AustriaDate: 15 - 17 November 2017Location: Vienna, AustriaDeadline: Sunday 17 September 2017
MACIS is a series of biennial conferences focusing on research in mathematical and computational aspects of computing and information science. MACIS 2017 will feature invited presentations and a selective four-track program of contributed papers describing original and unpublished research.
Authors are invited to submit papers, presenting original and unpublished research, both REGULAR papers (up to 15 pages) and SHORT papers (up to 5 pages). Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings or journals is not allowed. Authors are required to choose one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Foundation of Algorithms in Mathematics, Engineering & Scientific Computation
Track 2: Combinatorics and Codes in Computer Science
Track 3: Data Modeling and Analysis
Track 4: Mathematical Aspects of Information Security and Cryptography.
13 - 15 November 2017, 14th International Workshop on Logic & Engineering of Natural Language Semantics (LENLS 14), Tokyo, JapanDate: 13 - 15 November 2017Location: Tokyo, JapanDeadline: Thursday 31 August 2017
LENLS is an annual international workshop on formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It will be held as one of the workshops of the JSAI International Symposia on AI. Invited Speakers: Craige Roberts (The Ohio State University),Ivano Ciardelli (University of Amsterdam), Shoichi Takahashi (Aoyama Gakuin University).
We invite submissions to this year's workshop on topics in formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and related fields. Abstracts (anonymous, up to 4 pages, including figures and references, A4 size, with 12 point font) must be submitted electronically in PDF format.For more information, see www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls.
12 - 15 November 2017, Trends in Logic XVII, Lublin, PolandDate: 12 - 15 November 2017Location: Lublin, PolandDeadline: Saturday 10 June 2017
Trends in Logic is the conference series of the journal 'Studia Logica'. The 17th Trends in Logic international conference will be held at The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, from November 12-November 15, 2017 under the title 'Traditional and new perspectives on deontic logic and agency modeling'.
Invited speakers: Jan Broersen, Fenrong Liu, Paul McNamara, Olivier Roy, Marek Sergot and Jan Woleński
We call for relevant contributions applying the different approaches to: deontic logic, normative aspects of action theory, formal ethics, legal theory, and handling norms in computer systems. A special session on obligations derived from permissions, related to a special issue of Studia Logica, will be a part of the conference.For more information, see trends.philosophy.kul.pl.
9 - 10 November 2017, Workshop "Logic in the Wild", Gent, BelgiumDate: 9 - 10 November 2017Location: Gent, BelgiumDeadline: Sunday 10 September 2017
Nowadays we are witnessing a ‘practical’, or cognitive turn in logic. The approach draws on enormous achievements of a legion of formal and mathematical logicians, but focuses on `the Wild: actual human processes of reasoning and argumentation. Moreover, high standards of inquiry that we owe to formal logicians offer a new quality in research on reasoning and argumentation. In terms of John Corcoran’s distinction between logic as formal ontology and logic as formal epistemology, the aim of the practical turn is to make formal epistemology even more epistemically oriented. This is not to say that this ‘practically turned’ (or cognitively oriented) logic becomes just a part of psychology. This is to say that this logic aquires a new task of “systematically keeping track of changing representations of information”, as Johan van Benthem puts it, and that it contests the claim that the distinction between descriptive and normative accounts of reasoning is disjoint and exhaustive. From a different than purely psychological perspective logic becomes — again — interested in answering Dewey’s question about the Wild: how do we think? This is the new alluring face of psychologism, or cognitivism, in logic, as opposed to the old one, which Frege and Husserl fought against. This is the area of research to which this workshop is devoted.
We welcome submissions on any topic that fits into the scope as described above.
2 - 4 November 2017, Novembertagung 2017: "Tools for research in mathematics, history, & philosophy", Brussels, BelgiumDate: 2 - 4 November 2017Location: Brussels, BelgiumDeadline: Tuesday 15 August 2017
The Novembertagung on the History of Mathematics is an annual international conference aimed at PhD and postdoctoral students in the history of mathematics and related fields. It provides an opportunity for them to present and discuss their research in an informal and safe environment, share experiences and advice and to establish new contacts.
The theme of the Novembertagung this year is "Tools for research in mathematics, history and philosophy". Invited speakers: Liesbeth de Mol (Lille) & Ralf Krömer (Wuppertal).
The call for papers is now open. We encourage young researchers to submit abstracts of 500 words or less. We encourage submissions of two kinds:
1) historical and philosophical considerations about tool use in mathematics, and
2) methodological considerations about history and philosophy of mathematics.
The theme serves as a guide, not as an criterion for exclusion; it is not necessary for a submission to engage with the theme to be accepted.
26 - 27 October 2017, International Conference "I Think, Therefore I Teach: Evolutions in Early Modern Education", Leuven, BelgiumDate: 26 - 27 October 2017Location: Leuven, BelgiumDeadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
The aim of the present conference is to enhance our understanding of the way in which evolutions on the European scene were adopted, refuted, or merely ignored in university teaching of the time. Important focal points are the paradigm shifts in the didactical methods and the curricula, e.g. from late scholasticism to humanism, from Spanish scholasticism to Cartesianism, the influence of Jansenism and Port-Royal. Geographically, the conference will focus on European teaching, and chronologically, on the period from 1500-1800, being a wildly interesting but vastly understudied time segment.
Attention will be paid mainly to the teaching of logic and natural philosophy, since both disciplines - more so than e.g. the teaching of civil and canon law, evolved in tandem with the philosophical and scientific developments on the larger scale of European society.
Abstracts of c. 250 words and a brief CV (one page max.) may be sent to steven.coesemans at kuleuven.be for review *until June 15, 2017*. Further questions may be submitted to the same email address. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to submit a proposal for a paper presentation.
25 - 27 October 2017, Workshop on Linguistic Intuitions, Evidence, and Expertise, Aarhus, DenmarkDate: 25 - 27 October 2017Location: Aarhus, DenmarkDeadline: Thursday 20 April 2017
At this conference we want to bring together linguists and philosophers interested in the methodological foundations of linguistics. In particular, we want to better understand whether linguistic intuitions can legitimately be used as evidence for theories of grammar. How big is the risk of bias and distortion when linguists use their own intuitions? Can the evidential value of linguistic intuitions be improved by systematically studying the intuitions of non-linguists? Or are there good reasons to prefer the judgements of expert linguists?
Although we solicit work concerning syntactic intuitions in particular, we also welcome work concerning other kinds of linguistic intuitions.For more information, see projects.au.dk/intuitions/upcoming-events.
23 - 27 October 2017, Fourth International Meeting of the Association for Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (APMP IV), Salvador da Bahia, BrazilDate: 23 - 27 October 2017Location: Salvador da Bahia, BrazilDeadline: Saturday 25 February 2017
Over the last few years approaches to the philosophy of mathematics that focus on mathematical practice have been thriving. Such approaches include the study of a wide variety of issues concerned with the way mathematics is done, evaluated, and applied, and in addition, or in connection therewith, with historical episodes or traditions, applications, educational problems, cognitive questions, etc. In 2009, a group of researchers in this field gathered to promote the creation of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, APMP. This association aims to become a common forum that will stimulate research in philosophy of mathematics related to mathematical activity, past and present, and foster joint actions. The Fourth International Meeting of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice will be held on October 23-27, 2017, in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.
We welcome paper proposals within the area of the philosophy of mathematical practice. A title and abstract (250-500 words) should be sent before January 31, 2017. Post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students are highly invited to send proposals.
18 - 20 October 2017, 16th International Conference on WWW/INTERNET 2017 (ICWI'2017), Vilamoura, PortugalDate: 18 - 20 October 2017Location: Vilamoura, PortugalDeadline: Friday 14 July 2017
The WWW/Internet 2017 Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have arisen. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments.
Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by July 14, 2017. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously. The conference accepts submissions in the following five main areas: Web 2.0; Semantic Web and XML; Applications and Uses; Services, Architectures and Web Development; Research Issues.
18 - 20 October 2017, 14th International Conference on Applied Computing 2017 (AC 2017), Vilamoura, PortugalDate: 18 - 20 October 2017Location: Vilamoura, PortugalDeadline: Friday 14 July 2017
The Applied Computing 2017 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the applied computing area and related fields. This conference covers essentially technical aspects. The applied computing field is divided into more detailed areas.
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by July 14, 2017. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.
16 - 18 October 2017, 24th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2017), Mons, BelgiumDate: 16 - 18 October 2017Location: Mons, BelgiumDeadline: Monday 8 May 2017
TIME 2017 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 24th edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Databases and (3) Logic and Verification.
Submissions of high-quality papers describing research results are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance.For more information, see informatique.umons.ac.be/time2017.
15 - 17 October 2017, The 3rd Israeli Workshop on Non-Classical Logics and Their Applications (IsraLog 2017), Tel Aviv, IsraelDate: 15 - 17 October 2017Location: Tel Aviv, IsraelDeadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
The aim of this workshop is to promote communication between experts in the theory of non-classical logics, as well as those that are the 'end-users' of non-classical formalisms for various applications. The workshop will feature several invited and contributed talks with surveys, tutorials and new technical results. It will also provide opportunities for all participants to engage in round table discussions of open problems and future research directions.
This edition is a research workshop of The Israel Science Foundation, with special emphasis on paraconsistent logics and their applications.
We invite submissions of extended abstracts (2-4 pages in the LNCS format) presenting original research results or position statements. Submissions of ongoing work are also strongly encouraged.For more information, see is.haifa.ac.il/~annazam/isralog17.
9 - 11 October 2017, 4th Symposium on the Foundations of Mathematics (SotFoM-4): Reverse Mathematics, Munich, GermanyDate: 9 - 11 October 2017Location: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Sunday 6 August 2017
Reverse mathematics is concerned with examining exactly which axioms are necessary for various central mathematical theorems and results. The program is a relatively new one in the foundations of mathematics. It turns out that most theorems are equivalent to one of five subsystems of second order arithmetic. The main objective of the conference is to explore the philosophical significance of reverse mathematics as a research program in the foundations of mathematics.
Speakers: Marianna Antonutti Marfori (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich), Walter Dean (University of Warwick) (TBC), Benedict Eastaugh (University of Bristol), Marcia Groszek (Dartmouth College), Takako Nemoto (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Stephen G. Simpson (Pennsylvania State University and Vanderbilt University).
We invite the submission of abstracts, suitable for a 40 minute talk, on topics related to any aspects of reverse mathematics. We encourage submissions from early career researchers and PhD students. Please send an abstract of around 1000-1500 words by email to sotfom at gmail.com in PDF format. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. The author?s name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact details should be included in the body of the email.
5 - 9 October 2017, 10th Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT10), Snowbird UT, U.S.A.Date: 5 - 9 October 2017Location: Snowbird UT, U.S.A.Deadline: Wednesday 5 July 2017
The Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) workshop represents the tenth iteration of a series of gatherings dedicated to advancing research in artificial intelligence for the computational understanding and expression of narrative. Our goal is to contribute to this forward momentum by congregating a multidisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners to share their latest work at the intersection of narrative and technology. INT10 will be celebrated as a workshop of the Thirteenth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE).
INT brings together computer scientists, psychologists, narrative theorists, media theorists, artists, writers, and members of the interactive entertainment industry. From this broad expertise, the workshop focuses on computational systems to represent, reason about, create, adapt, and perform interactive and non-interactive narrative experiences. This also includes fundamental research in relevant fields such as natural language processing, believable virtual characters, commonsense reasoning, computer vision, computational media, and human storytelling.
We invite submissions of Full papers describing completed or ongoing relevant research (6 pages plus 1 page of references); Short papers (3 pages plus 1 page of references), Demo proposals (1 page) and panel proposals (1 page) may be submitted (speakers in the panel proposal should be already confirmed upon submission). Position papers are also welcome.
4 - 7 October 2017, 4th International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing, Brno, Czech RepublicDate: 4 - 7 October 2017Location: Brno, Czech RepublicDeadline: Monday 15 May 2017
HaPoC conferences aim to bring together researchers exploring the various aspects of the computer from historical or philosophical standpoint. The series aims at an interdisciplinary focus on computing, rooted in historical and philosophical viewpoints. The conference brings together researchers interested in the historical developments of computing, as well as those reflecting on the sociological and philosophical issues springing from the rise and ubiquity of computing machines in the contemporary landscape.
For HaPoC 2017 we welcome contributions from logicians, philosophers and historians of computing as well as from philosophically aware computer scientists and mathematicians. We also invite contributions on the use of computers in art. As HaPoC conferences aim to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussions among researchers, contributions stimulating such discussions are preferable.For more information, see hapoc2017.sciencesconf.org.
2 - 6 October 2017, Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD 2017), Vienna, AustriaDate: 2 - 6 October 2017Location: Vienna, AustriaDeadline: Monday 1 May 2017
FMCAD 2017 is the seventeenth in a series of conferences on the theory and applications of formal methods in hardware and system verification. FMCAD provides a leading forum to researchers in academia and industry for presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods, technologies, theoretical results, and tools for reasoning formally about computing systems. FMCAD covers formal aspects of computer-aided system design including verification, specification, synthesis, and testing.
FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting original research on advances in all aspects of formal methods and their applications to computer- aided design. Two categories of papers are invited: Regular papers, and Tool & Case Study papers. Regular papers are expected to offer novel foundational ideas, theoretical results, or algorithmic improvements to existing methods, along with experimental impact validation where applicable. Tool & Case Study papers are expected to report on the design, implementation or use of verification (or related) technology in a practically relevant context (which need not be industrial), and its impact on design processes.For more information, see www.fmcad.org/FMCAD17.
29 - 30 September 2017, International Workshop on Big Data, Reasoning and Decision Making (BRaD 2017, Hangzhou, ChinaDate: 29 - 30 September 2017Location: Hangzhou, ChinaDeadline: Tuesday 1 August 2017
The purpose of this workshop is to gather researchers and practitioners in multi-disciplinary fields (including logic, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, etc), to discuss research related to knowledge acquisition, representation, reasoning and decision making in the context of Big Data.
Invited speakers: Thomas Ågotnes (University of Bergen), Jan Broersen (Universiteit Utrecht), Kim Plunkett (Oxford University) and Chris Reed (University of Dundee).
We invite submissions of abstracts (500-1000 words) to brad201709 at 126.com by 1 August 2017.For more information, see www.xixilogic.org/events/brad2017.
28 - 30 September 2017, The Making of the Humanities VI, Oxford, EnglandDate: 28 - 30 September 2017Location: Oxford, EnglandDeadline: Saturday 15 April 2017
The MoH conferences are organized by the Society for the History of the Humanities and bring together scholars and historians interested in the history of a wide variety of disciplines, including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, musicology, and philology, tracing these fields from their earliest developments to the modern day.
Keynote Speakers: Elisabeth Décultot, Shamil Jeppie, and Peter Mandler.
We welcome papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that compares scholarly practices across humanities disciplines and civilizations. We also invite panel proposals, for panels consisting of 3-4 papers (and possibly a commentary on a coherent theme) and lasting 1.5 to 2 hours (including discussion).For more information, see www.historyofhumanities.org/upcoming-meetings/oxford-2017-meeting.
28 - 30 September 2017, Warsaw Workshop on Formal Truth Theories, Warsaw, PolandDate: 28 - 30 September 2017Location: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: Monday 15 May 2017
The notion of truth has been a long-standing centre of attention for logicians, philosophers and mathematicians. In particular, the logical properties of formal theories of truth have been revealed to be relevant to various philosophical questions, such as to discussions on deflationism, sources of semantic paradoxes, philosophical foundations of arithmetic, and many others.
The present Warsaw Workshop on Formal Truth Theories will contribute to the efforts having as their purpose a deeper understanding of the concept of truth. The aim of the meeting is to bring together researchers in logic, philosophy and mathematics addressing a wide range of truth-related topics in order to maintain common ground for new research, to discuss latest results and work in progress and to simply foster cooperation of researchers studying the notion of truth from different perspectives.
The workshop will include a session of contributed talks. Authors of contributed papers are requested to submit abstracts in pdf format of around 1000-1500 words by May 15th 2017. Authors of the accepted papers will have 30 minutes to present their work, including discussion.
26 - 29 September 2017, 8th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2017), Brasilia, BrazilDate: 26 - 29 September 2017Location: Brasilia, BrazilDeadline: Monday 3 April 2017
The ITP conference series is concerned with all topics related to interactive theorem proving, ranging from theoretical foundations to implementation aspects and applications in program verification, security, and formalization of mathematics. ITP is the evolution of the TPHOLs conference series to the broad field of interactive theorem proving.
ITP welcomes submissions describing original research on all aspects of interactive theorem proving and its applications. All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, when appropriate, submissions are expected to be accompanied by verifiable evidence of a suitable implementation, such as the source files of a formalization for the proof assistant used.
In addition to regular papers, described above, there will be a rough diamond section. Rough diamond submissions are limited to 6 pages and may consist of an extended abstract. They will be refereed and be expected to present innovative and promising ideas, possibly in an early form and without supporting evidence.
26 - 29 September 2017, 32nd Italian Conference on Computational Logic (CILC 2017), Naples, ItalyDate: 26 - 29 September 2017Location: Naples, ItalyDeadline: Thursday 25 May 2017
CILC (Italian Conference on Computational Logic) is the annual conference organized by GULP (Group of researchers and Users of Logic Programming). Since the first event of the series, which took place in Genoa in 1986, the annual GULP conference represents the main opportunity for users, researchers and developers working in the field of computational logic to meet and exchange ideas. Over the years the conference broadened its horizons from the specific field of logic programming to include declarative programming and applications in neighboring areas such as artificial intelligence and deductive databases.
The conference will feature presentations of refereed contributions, including the demonstration of software prototypes, concerning all aspects of computational logic. The conference invites two types of submissions: full papers, possibly already submitted to other conferences or journals, and short papers, which are particularly suitable for presenting work in progress, software prototypes, extended abstracts of doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects.
In particular, we invite submissions of system or prototype software descriptions which use techniques or tools of computational logic, or which themselves aid the development of applications based on computational logic. Systems of both research and industrial character are welcome.
26 - 29 September 2017, 18th Italian Conference on Theoretical Computer Science (ICTCS 2017), Naples, ItalyDate: 26 - 29 September 2017Location: Naples, ItalyDeadline: Thursday 25 May 2017
The purpose of the meeting is to foster the cross-fertilization of ideas stemming from different areas of theoretical computer science. In particular, it provides an ideal environment where junior researchers and PhD students can meet senior researchers.
ICTCS 2017 is co-located with the 32nd Italian Conference on Computational Logic CILC 2017 with which it will share part of the program.
Contributions in any area of theoretical computer science are warmly solicited from researchers of all nationalities.
Two types of contributions are solicited: regular papers (full original papers, presenting novel results, not appeared or submitted elsewhere) and communications (suitable for extended abstracts of papers already submitted elsewhere, papers reporting ongoing research, etc.)
25 - 29 September 2017, 11th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2017), Brasilia, BrazilDate: 25 - 29 September 2017Location: Brasilia, BrazilDeadline: Monday 1 May 2017
In various areas of computer science, such as logic, computation, program development and verification, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, and automated reasoning, there is an obvious need for using specialized formalisms and inference systems for selected tasks. To be usable in practice, these specialized systems must be combined with each other and integrated into general purpose systems. This has led - in many research areas - to the development of techniques and methods for the combination and integration of dedicated formal systems, as well as for their modularization and analysis.
The International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS) traditionally focusses on these types of research questions and activities. Like its predecessors, FroCoS 2017 seeks to offer a common forum for research in the general area of combination, modularization, and integration of systems, with emphasis on logic-based ones, and of their practical use.
FroCoS 2017 will be co-located with the 26th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2017) and the 8th International Conference on Interactive Theorem-Proving (ITP 2017).
The program committee seeks high-quality submissions describing original work, written in English, not overlapping with published or simultaneously submitted work to a journal or conference with archival proceedings. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results, and quality of presentation. Abstract submission deadline: 24th April 2017.For more information, see frocos2017.cic.unb.br.
25 - 29 September 2017, 26th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2017), Brasilia, BrazilDate: 25 - 29 September 2017Location: Brasilia, BrazilDeadline: Friday 28 April 2017
TABLEAUX is the main international conference at which research on all aspects, theoretical foundations, implementation techniques, systems development and applications, of the mechanization of tableau-based reasoning and related methods is presented.
Tableau methods offer a convenient and flexible set of tools for automated reasoning in classical logic, extensions of classical logic, and a large number of non-classical logics. For large groups of logics, tableau methods can be generated automatically. Areas of application include verification of software and computer systems, deductive databases, knowledge representation and its required inference engines, teaching, and system diagnosis.
TABLEAUX 2017 will be co-located with both the 11th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2017) and the 8th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2017).
Submissions are invited in two categories: Research papers (which describe original theoretical research, original algorithms, or applications, with length up to 15 pages) and System descriptions (with length up to 9 pages). We also welcome papers describing applications of tableau procedures to real world examples. Such papers should be tailored to the tableau community and should focus on the role of reasoning, and logical aspects of the solution. Deadline for Abstract Submission: 18 Apr 2017.For more information, see tableaux2017.cic.unb.br.
25 - 29 September 2017, 6th Workshop on Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief (DKB-2017) and 5th Workshop KI & Kognition (KIK-2017), Dortmund, GermanyDate: 25 - 29 September 2017Location: Dortmund, GermanyDeadline: Saturday 1 July 2017
Knowledge representation offers a rich palette of methods for uncertain reasoning both to describe human reasoning and to model AI approaches. Its many facets like qualitative vs. quantitative reasoning, defeasible and analogical reasoning, argumentation and negotiation in multi-agent systems, causal reasoning for action and planning, as well as nonmonotonicity and belief revision, among many others, have become very active fields of research. Beyond computational aspects, these methods aim to reflect the rich variety of human reasoning in uncertain and dynamic environments.
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 welcome papers on any of the workshop topics. 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, addressing formal as well as experimental or heuristic issues.For more information, see www.fernuni-hagen.de/wbs/dkbkik2017.html.
25 - 26 September 2017, Deduktionstreffen 2017, Dortmund, GermanyDate: 25 - 26 September 2017Location: Dortmund, GermanyDeadline: Tuesday 15 August 2017
The annual meeting Deduktionstreffen is the prime activity of the Interest Group for Deduction Systems (FGDedSys) of the German Informatics Society. It is a meeting with a familiar, friendly atmosphere, where everyone (not only the German community) interested in deduction can report on their work in an informal setting.
A particular focus of the Deduktionstreffen is on young researchers and students, who are particularly encouraged to present their ongoing research projects to a wider audience. Another goal of the meeting is to stimulate networking effects and to foster collaborative research projects. Deduktionstreffen 2017 is associated with KI 2017.
We welcome contributions on all theoretical, experimental and application aspects of deduction. Accepted abstracts are first presented in a five minute teaser talk and then discussed next to a poster (maximal size: A0 portrait).For more information, see fg-dedsys.gi.de/dt2017.
24 September 2017, Workshop DaLí – Dynamic Logic: new trends and applicationsDate: Sunday 24 September 2017Location: Brasilia, BrazilDeadline: Sunday 18 June 2017
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 heteroge- neous community of colleagues, from Academia to Industry, from Mathematics to Computer Science. forum for disseminating and sharing new trends and applications of Dynamic Logic.
Invited Speakers: Alexandru Baltag (UvA), Edward Hermann Haeusler (PUC-Rio, BR).
We invite submissions on the general field of Dynamic Logic, its variants and applications. Authors are invited to submit original papers (un-published and not submitted for publication elsewhere) up to 15 pages in lncs style. Accepted papers will be published in a Springer’s Lecture Notes of Computer Science volume. Submissions with work in progress (abstracts with 2-5 pag) are also welcomed for short presentations. They are subject of a light reviewing and will be available at conference in a informal booklet.
24 - 25 September 2017, EPS: Encyclopedia of Proof Systems, Brasilia, BrazilDate: 24 - 25 September 2017Location: Brasilia, BrazilDeadline: Tuesday 1 August 2017
The Encyclopedia of Proof Systems was created in 2014 with the goal of being a quick reference for the various proof systems used by logicians. Since then, it has collected 64 entries on the most various logics and calculi. This was only possible due to the collaboration of many members of the logic community.
This event aims to promote the encyclopedia and attract more contributions and collaborators. It consists of:
- a poster session in the afternoon of September 24th, 2017, during which submitted entries will be displayed as posters;
- an interactive hands-on meeting in the morning of September 25th, 2017, for those who would like to contribute to the continuous improvement of the encyclopedia.
For this event, entries should be submitted before the 1st of August 2017.
23 - 24 September 2017, 12th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications (LSFA 2017), Brasilia, BrazilDate: 23 - 24 September 2017Location: Brasilia, BrazilDeadline: Friday 23 June 2017
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.
LSFA 2017 will be a satellite event of TABLEAUX, FroCoS, and ITP, that aims to be a forum for presenting and discussing work in progress, and therefore to provide feedback to authors on their preliminary research. The proceedings are produced after the meeting, so that authors can incorporate this feedback in the published papers.
Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form of full papers with a maximum of 16 pages including references or short papers with a maximum of 6 pages including references. 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.
21 - 23 September 2017, PLM4: Philosophy of Language and Mind, Bochum, GermanyDate: 21 - 23 September 2017Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
PLM is a European network of centers devoted to the Philosophy of Language and Mind and organizes a biennial international conference series with leading experts on the field.
The conference will be preceded by an independent satellite conference on 'Pain and Emotion' in Bochum on 20 September 2017.
The conference welcomes the submission of abstracts in the areas of philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. Abstracts accepted as talks will be allocated 40 minutes, including 10 minutes of discussion. In addition, we will allow for poster presentations.
21 - 23 September 2017, 1st Workshop on Contextual Representation of Objects and Events in Language (CREOL 2017), Bolzano, ItalyDate: 21 - 23 September 2017Location: Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: Monday 17 July 2017
CREOL aims at gathering together researchers from different communities (Applied Ontology, NLP, AI, Semantic Web) to investigate the relationship between representations of objects and events in ontological and linguistic resources, and their interpretation in their context of occurrence.
Presentations of sollicited contributions will be followed by a multi-centric panel session where authors will meet and discuss with other researchers and stakeholders from industry. Follow-up discussions will be organized to promote project networking, cross-contamination on methodological prospective approaches and techniques, and discussions over practical, individuated applications.
We solicit the following sorts of contributions:
- Regular papers on research issues and/or achievements describing original and unpublished work within the scope of the workshop (for oral presentation, up to 10 pages including references)
- Short papers reporting on system descriptions and demos (either oral presentation or poster, up to 6 pages including references)
- Extended abstracts reporting on International and national activities, projects and collaborations (presented in a 3 minute pitch, up to 4 pages including references).For more information, see creol2017.di.unito.it.
21 - 23 September 2017, 1st International Workshop on Epistemology in Ontologies (EPINON 2017)Date: 21 - 23 September 2017Location: Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)Target audience: Philosophers, Logicians, Computer Scientists, OntologistsDeadline: Monday 17 July 2017
Formal ontologies and knowledge representation mainly focus on characterising how a given domain is structured, i.e., they identify a set of concepts, entities, and relations together with the constraints that hold for this domain. The structure of the characterisation is usually intended to reflect the point of view of significant experts or a realist view of how things about a particular domain are. The aim of this workshop is to explore an epistemological stance in formal ontology and knowledge representation and focus on the assessment of the modelling provided by the ontology designer. In particular, we are interested in fostering the discussion about two intertwined research directions, the Epistemological Foundations of Ontologies and the Ontologies of Epistemology.
This workshop is part of The Joint Ontology Workshops, Episode III, JOWO 2017.
We aim to address to an interdisciplinary audience, by inviting scholars in philosophy, computer science, logic, conceptual modelling, knowledge representation, and cognitive science to contribute to the discussion on the Epistemological Foundation of Ontologies and/or the Ontological Foundation of Epistemology. We welcome two types of submissions: Research articles for presenting original unpublished work, and Extended abstracts for presenting brief descriptions of ongoing research and projects, preliminary approaches, or descriptions of related previously published research.For more information, see www.loa.istc.cnr.it/workshops/epinon2017/home.html or contact Daniele Porello at danieleporello at gmail.com.
21 - 23 September 2017, First Workshop on Interaction-Based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS 2017), Bolzano, ItalyDate: 21 - 23 September 2017Location: Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: Monday 17 July 2017
This first Workshop on Interaction-Based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS) collocated with the third Joint Ontology Workshop is fully dedicated to challenges and solutions to knowledge sharing in interaction-based environments, ranging from the Internet of Things to multi-agent systems. Gradually expanding, distributed systems heighten the need of a dynamic interactive knowledge sharing process, while at the same time an increasing heterogeneity of resources renders this process more complex. As a highly interdisciplinary workshop, discussions will center on requirements and suggestions to endow computational models with knowledge sharing capabilities in interactive scenarios.
SUBMISSIONS Submissions need to present original research and contain an abstract of no more than 300 words. Both full papers (mature research work describing original research and its validation) and short papers (research papers describing interesting new open issues and challenges, and opinions on the status of the field) are sollicited.
- Ontological grounding of knowledge sharing and interactions
- Interaction-Based Reasoning
- Interaction-Based Knowledge Resources Engineering
- Knowledge Sharing in Interaction-based ApplicationsFor more information, see www.iiia.csic.es/winks.
21 September 2017, 3L workshop: Language, Learning, Logic, London, EnglandDate: Thursday 21 September 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Sunday 10 September 2017
There is widespread agreement that AI has grown over the years into a fragmented landscape of sub-disciplines with a narrow focus. Specialisation has certainly facilitated great advances within the sub-disciplines and AI overall, but fragmentation has created a silos mentality which hinders cross-fertilisation and further advancements within AI.
This workshop will bring together researchers from three broad AI areas, namely natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (ML) and logic-based symbolic AI, to discuss and explore opportunities for cross-fertilisation centered around NLP. The workshop also aims at discussing and identifying possible directions for future research at the intersection of NLP, ML and symbolic AI.
To attend and give a presentation, please submit a 2-page abstract of your intended presentation via Easy Chair. To attend without presenting, please submit a half-page summary of your research interests and previous (relevant) research, also via Easy Chair.For more information, see sites.google.com/view/3lworkshop/.
20 - 22 September 2017, Eighth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 2017), Rome, ItalyDate: 20 - 22 September 2017Location: Rome, ItalyDeadline: Friday 19 May 2017
The aim of GandALF 2017 symposium 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-fertilization.
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.For more information, see gandalf2017.istc.cnr.it.
19 - 22 September 2017, 12th International Workshop on Computational Semantics (IWCS 2017), Montpellier, FranceDate: 19 - 22 September 2017Location: Montpellier, FranceDeadline: Monday 29 May 2017
The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers interested in the computation, annotation, extraction, and representation of meaning in natural language, whether from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS embraces both symbolic and statistical approaches to computational semantics, and everything in between.
The areas of interest for the conference include all computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, or multimodal communication. Papers are invited on topics in these and closely related areas.
Two types of submission are solicited: Long papers (describing original research) and Short papers (typically system description with demonstration or project descriptions, or ongoing research).For more information, see www.lirmm.fr/iwcs2017.
19 September 2017, Workshop on Language, Ontology, Terminology and Knowledge Structures (LOTKS - 2017) , Montpellier, FranceDate: Tuesday 19 September 2017Location: Montpellier, FranceDeadline: Monday 10 July 2017
This workshop, held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS), will bring together two closely related strands of research. On the one hand it will look at the overlap between ontologies and computational linguistics; and on the other the relationship between knowledge modelling and terminologies -- as well as the many points of intersection between these two topics. This workshop aims to create a forum for open discussion that will help to highlight the common areas of interest in the different fields concerned, as well as fostering dialogue between the various different approaches taken by each discipline.
This workshop welcomes contributions from researchers in fields such as linguistics, terminologies, and knowledge engineering, whose work fits in with our topics of interest as well as interested industry professionals. We invite proposals in the form of abstracts of up to 6 pages (up to 4 pages of text +2 pages for references) for short papers, or up to 8 pages (up to 6 pages of text+ 2 pages for references) for long papers. We particularly welcome approaches with a cross-language, cross-domain and/or cross-interdisciplinary scope.
18 - 20 September 2017, Workshop "Mathematics and Mechanics in the Newtonian Age: historical and philosophical questions", Sevilla, SpainDate: 18 - 20 September 2017Location: Sevilla, SpainDeadline: Monday 29 May 2017
The topic of this workshop is one of the objectives of our research project P12-HUM-1216 “La génesis del conocimiento matemático: cognición, historia y prácticas”. We aim to investigate the changing configuration of relations between pure and “applied” maths in different periods, with particular attention to the “classical” era (17th and 18th centuries) contrasted with the “modern” 19th and early 20th centuries.
The invited speakers are Helmut Pulte (Ruhr Universität Bochum-RUB), Ivahn Smadja (Université de Paris Diderot – Paris 7 & Lab. Sphère) and Robert DiSalle (University of Western Ontario).
Contributed papers will be welcome on topics relevant to the workshop. In order to promote discussion and bring the workshop’s topic into sharper focus, we propose to consider, on the ‘physical side,’ mainly the science of mechanics. Obviously the mathematical treatment of other branches of physics is of enormous interest, but in this particular meeting we suggest to consider them only insofar as they have affected the most primary aspects of the mathematisation of physics. Proposals should be of a max. length of 500 words.
12 - 15 September 2017, Highlights of Logic, Games, & Automata (HIGHLIGHTS 2017), London, EnglandDate: 12 - 15 September 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Monday 5 June 2017
HIGHLIGHTS 2017 is the fifth conference on Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata that aims at integrating the community working in these fields. Papers from these areas are dispersed across many conferences, which makes them difficult to follow. A visit to the Highlights conference should offer a wide picture of the latest research in the field and a chance to meet everybody in the community, not just those who happen to publish in one particular proceedings volume. The program will feature contributed and invited talks, two invited sessions, and two two tutorials.
We encourage you to attend and present your best work, be it already published or not, at the Highlights conference. Representative areas include, but are not restricted to: logic and finite model theory, automata theory, games for logic and verification.
The contributed talks are around ten minutes. Ideally, they let participants learn something new, and enable them to understand the objective/problem/question and the result, and to get an idea of the technique.For more information, see highlights-conference.org.
11 - 13 September 2017, 21st International Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory (FCT 2017), Bordeaux, FranceDate: 11 - 13 September 2017Location: Bordeaux, FranceDeadline: Monday 1 May 2017
The Symposium on Fundamentals of Computation Theory (FCT) was established in 1977 for researchers interested in all aspects of theoretical computer science, and in particular algorithms, complexity, formal and logical methods. FCT is a biennial conference. The last preceding Symposia were held in Gdansk, Liverpool, Oslo, Wroclaw, Budapest, Lübeck. FCT 2017 will take place in Bordeaux, France.
There will be four invited talks at FCT 2017. The invited speakers are: Thomas Colcombet, Martin Dietzfelbinger, Juraj Hromkovic and Anca Muscholl. There will also be one invited talk in memoriam of Zoltan Esik given by Jean-Eric Pin.
Authors are invited to submit original research papers in all areas related to the Foundations of Computer Science (algorithms, formal methods, emerging fields of study).
11 - 14 September 2017, The Sixth International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-VI), Sapporo, JapanDate: 11 - 14 September 2017Location: Sapporo, JapanDeadline: Friday 14 April 2017
]The International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI) conference series aims at bringing together researchers working on a wide variety of logic-related topics that concern the understanding of rationality and interaction. The series aims at fostering a view of Logic as an interdisciplinary endeavour, and supports the creation of an East-Asian community of interdisciplinary researchers.
Submitted papers should be at most 12 pages long, with one additional page for references, in PDF format following the Springer LNCS style. Please submit your paper by (extended deadline) Friday April 14, 2017, via EasyChair (easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lori6). Accepted papers will be collected as a volume in the FoLLI Series on Logic, Language and Information, and authors may be later invited to submit extended versions of their papers in a special issue of a suitable journal.
11 - 15 September 2017, 19th OeMG Congress and Annual DMV Meeting, Section Algebra, Logic & Set Theory, Salzburg, AustriaDate: 11 - 15 September 2017Location: Salzburg, AustriaDeadline: Friday 30 June 2017
Every four years the Austrian Mathematical Society organizes a congress with international outreach. It became a nice tradition that the German Mathematical Society co-organizes this event and has its Annual Meeting at the congress. Altogether, there are 17 different sections scheduled for this meeting. The section on Algebra, Logic and Set Theory is chaired by Agata Ciabattoni (Vienna, Austria) and Vasco Brattka (Munich, Germany).
The invited speakers of this section are Ekaterina Fokina (Vienna, Austria), George Metcalfe (Berne, Switzerland) and Arno Pauly (Brussels, Belgium). At the meeting there will also be a minisymposium on Applied Proof Theory and the Computational Content of Mathematics organized by Thomas Powell (Darmstadt) and Sam Sanders (Munich).
Participants can submit proposals for contributed talks to each section. The section organizers will decide on these proposals and suggest a program to the organizers of the conference.For more information, see oemg-dmv-2017.sbg.ac.at.
8 - 9 September 2017, BLC 2017: British Logic Colloquium, Brighton, EnglandDate: 8 - 9 September 2017Location: Brighton, EnglandDeadline: Thursday 20 July 2017
This is the annual meeting of the British Logic Colloquium. The scope of the event includes mathematical and philosophical logic as well as logic in computer science and applications of logic.
Invited Speakers: Hazel Brickhill (Bristol), Oliver Kullmann (Swansea), James Ladyman (Bristol), Sam Staton (Oxford), Tamara von Glehn (Cambridge), Katrin Tent (Münster).
There will be a few slots available for contributed talks. If you would like to present your recent work, either already published or work in progress, please submit a single page abstract (A4 pdf) via EasyChair.
8 - 9 September 2017, 4th International Workshop on Structures and Deduction(SD 2017), Oxford, EnglandDate: 8 - 9 September 2017Location: Oxford, EnglandDeadline: Friday 16 June 2017
SD17 is the fourth in a series of meetings that brings together researchers in different areas of proof theory. The main interest is in new algebraic and geometric results in proof theory which expand our abilities to manipulate proofs, help to reduce bureaucracy in deductive systems, and ultimately lead to new methods for proof search and new kinds of proof certificates.
We welcome submission of work that has already been published or currently submitted to a journal or conference. As well as theoretical work in the form of regular papers, we encourage submission of implementations, tools and system descriptions.
8 - 12 September 2017, Workshop on Computability Theory & Foundations of Mathematics, Singapore, SingaporeDate: 8 - 12 September 2017Location: Singapore, SingaporeDeadline: Friday 1 September 2017
This workshop is the seventh in the Computability Theory and Foundations of Mathematics (CTFM) series. CTFM aims to provide a forum for computability theory and logical foundations of mathematics. The topics include, but are not limited to, Computability / Recursion Theory, Reverse Mathematics, Nonstandard Analysis, Proof Theory, Set Theory, Philosophy of Mathematics, Constructive Mathematics, Algorithmic Randomness and Computational Complexity.
The first day and the last day of the 2017 workshop will focus on classical recursion theory, and computable structures as well as reverse mathematics. The activities are held jointly with the program Aspect of Computation. The other two days will focus on topics in set theory and the foundations of mathematics.
Abstracts of talks should be submitted via email to imsbox1 at nus.edu.sg with subject line: CTFM2017 submission. The length of abstract is limited to 2 pages including references. The authors are recommended to prepare their abstracts in the following IMS format:
Tex file: http://ims.nus.edu.sg/files/IMSAbstractTemplate.tex
PDF example: http://ims.nus.edu.sg/files/IMSAbstractTemplate.pdf
8 - 9 September 2017, 1st Annual Workshop on String Diagrams in Computation, Logic, and Physics (STRING 2017), Oxford, EnglandDate: 8 - 9 September 2017Location: Oxford, EnglandDeadline: Friday 30 June 2017
String diagrams are a powerful tool for reasoning about processes and composition. Originally developed as a convenient notation for the arrows of monoidal and higher categories, they are increasingly used in the formal study of digital circuits, control theory, concurrency, quantum and classical computation, natural language processes, logic and more. String diagrams combine the advantages of formal syntax with intuitive aspects: the graphical nature of terms means that they often reflect the topology of systems under consideration. Moreover, diagrammatic reasoning transforms formal arguments into dynamic, moving images, thus building domain specific intuitions, valuable both for practitioners and pedagogy.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers from diverse backgrounds and specialities to collaborate and share their insights, tools, and techniques. It will furthermore provide an informal atmosphere in a unique venue: the upstairs of the Jericho Tavern, a music venue, where famously Radiohead played their first concert. All the usual conference facilities will be provided, and the distinctive location will provide plenty of opportunities to discuss and share ideas. STRING 2017 is a satellite event of FSCD 2017 and will be co-located with the 3rd Higher-Dimensional Rewriting and Applications.
We warmly welcome all types of contributions, ranging from work-in-progress to original work and/or overviews of mature work published elsewhere, on topics ranging from theory of string diagrams, to applications and tool demos.
We will try to build a programme that is as inclusive and wide-ranging as possible within the fairly limited time available. Hence, speakers will be invited either to give a full-length talk or give a short talk in a "lightning session" style format.For more information, see string2017.cs.ru.nl/index.html.
7 September 2017, 3rd Workshop on Connexive Logics, Kyoto, JapanDate: Thursday 7 September 2017Location: Kyoto, JapanDeadline: Friday 30 June 2017
After two workshops on connexive logics in Istanbul (June 2015) and Raesfeld Castle (June 2016), a third workshop on connexive logics will take place in Kyoto (Japan) as part of 'Kyoto Nonclassical Logic Workshop III', 7th of September 2017.
This workshop is meant to present current work on connexive logic and to stimulate future research. Keynote speakers: Norihiro Kamide (Teikyo University, Japan) Andreas Kapsner (LMU Munich, Germany).
Any papers related to connexive logics are welcome. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Historical considerations of the notion of connexivity
- Arguments for or against connexive logics
- Examinations of systems of connexive logics
- non-explosiveness of logical consequenceFor more information, see here or at plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2014/entries/logic-connexive or contact hitoshiomori at gmail.com.
5 - 8 September 2017, 18th EPIA Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2017), Porto, PortugalDate: 5 - 8 September 2017Location: Porto, PortugalDeadline: Saturday 15 April 2017
EPIA is a well-established international conference on Artificial Intelligence, supported by Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA). The purpose of the conference is to promote research in AI and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in related disciplines.
As in past editions, EPIA 2017 will feature a number of leading researchers in AI as invited speakers.The technical program of EPIA 2017 will feature a set of thematic tracks, covering a wide spectrum of AI topics.The conference will also include a doctoral symposium, a poster session, AI competitions and tutorials on specific topics.
Submitted papers will be subject to a rigorous revision process (the acceptance rate in previous editions has been around 30%). As in previous EPIA’s, accepted papers will be published in a Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence volume, published by Springer — “Progress in Artificial Intelligence”. Additionally, a special Journal Track will be included in EPIA 2017, for which accepted papers will be published in a journal special issue and presented at the conference.For more information, see web.fe.up.pt/~epia2017.
4 - 7 September 2017, 10th International Conference on Natural Language Generation (INLG2017), Santiago de Compostela, SpainDate: 4 - 7 September 2017Location: Santiago de Compostela, SpainDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
The International Natural Language Generation conference (INLG) is the conference of the Special Interest Group on Natural Language Generation (SIGGEN) of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
Notice that the first day will be devoted to Workshops. The Main Conference will run on 5-6 september. And the last day will be for Tutorials and Hackathon.
The INLG organisers and SIGGEN invite further proposals for one-day or half-day workshops at INLG 2017. Workshops can focus on any topic that is viewed as relevant to the Natural Language Generation community. We especially invite proposals for workshops in relatively new areas which have recently begun to attract interest in the research community, or topics where greater interaction between the NLG community and another established research community can be beneficial to both fields. Proposals for workshops which form part of an existing series are also welcome.
4 September 2017, Workshop on Recent Advances in Concurrency & Logic (RADICAL 2017), Berlin, GermanyDate: Monday 4 September 2017Location: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: Friday 30 June 2017
RADICAL is a new workshop aligned within the intersection between concurrency and logic, broadly construed.
Recently, the interplay of concurrency and logic with areas/applications has received much attention, as witnessed by recent CONCUR editions. These areas/applications have become increasingly consolidated, and start to have profound impact in neighbouring communities. As an unfortunate side effect, however, the important unifying role that concurrency plays in all of them seems hard to find in a single scientific event. RADICAL intends to fill a gap between CONCUR researchers that now also typically publish and interact in other different venues; it also aims at attracting researchers from neighbouring communities whose work naturally intersects with CONCUR.
Since we would like to recover the informal character of scientific workshops, rather than regular paper submissions, we invite submissions describing talk proposals on the intersection of logic and concurrency. Submissions based on already published works should include explicit references/links as appropriate. It is understood that for each accepted submission one of the co-authors will attend the workshop and give the talk.
4 - 6 September 2017, The Ninth Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium (SPE9), Padua, ItalyDate: 4 - 6 September 2017Location: Padua, ItalyDeadline: Saturday 10 June 2017
This year's Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium consists of two special sessions:
1) Applied Ontology and Natural Language (Invited speakers: Bjorn Jespersen (Barcelona), Nicola Guarino (Trento), Laure Vieu (Toulouse))
2) Ontology and Generative Syntax (Invited speakers: Boban Arsenijevic (University of Niš), John Collins (East Anglia), Andrea Moro (Pavia), Gillian Ramchand (Tromsoe))
There will also be a preconference tutorial "Ontology and Natural Language" by Friederike Moltmann (CNRS) and Nicola Guarino (Trento).
We invite abstract submissions for 30-minute presentations on the topic of either session. Abstracts should contain original research that, at the time of submission, has neither been published nor accepted for publication. One person can submit at most one abstract as sole author and one abstract as co-author (or two co-authored abstracts). Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, 2 pages (A4 or letter), in a font size no less than 12pt. Please submit abstracts no later than May 31, 2017, indicating whether it is for Session 1 or 2.
3 - 6 September 2017, 2nd International Workshop on AI aspects of Reasoning, Information, and Memory 2017 (AIRIM'17), Prague, Czech RepublicDate: 3 - 6 September 2017Location: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: Wednesday 10 May 2017
There is general realization that computational models of languages and reasoning can be improved by integration of heterogeneous resources of information, e.g., multidimensional diagrams, images, language, syntax, semantics, quantitative data, memory. While the event targets promotion of integrated computational approaches, we invite contributions from any individual areas related to information, language, memory, reasoning.
We welcome submissions of papers on any of the conference topics, without limiting to them, across approaches, methods, theories, and applications.
3 - 9 September 2017, Second International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD'17), Oxford, EnglandDate: 3 - 9 September 2017Location: Oxford, EnglandDeadline: Friday 7 April 2017
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, proof theory and new emerging models of computation such as quantum computing or homotopy type theory.
Submissions can be made in two categories. Regular research papers are limited to 15 pages and must present original research which is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. System descriptions are limited to 10 pages and must describe a working system which has not been published or submitted elsewhere. Full versions of several accepted papers, to be selected by the program committee, will be invited for submission to a special issue of Logical Methods in Computer Science.For more information, see www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/fscd2017.
27 - 31 August 2017, 20th anniversary International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2017), Prague, Czech RepublicDate: 27 - 31 August 2017Location: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: Friday 31 March 2017
TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Invited speakers: Tomas Mikolov and other eminent personages with various expertise covering speech modeling, acoustic-phonetic decoding, dialogue systems, and semantics have been asked to give their respective pieces of speech.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Topics of the 20th anniversary conference will include (but are not limited to): Speech Recognition, Corpora and Language Resources, Speech and Spoken Language Generation, Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech, Semantic Processing of Text and Speech, Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing, Automatic Dialogue Systems, and Multimodal Techniques and Modelling.
25 August 2017, Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS 2017) , Stockholm, SwedenDate: Friday 25 August 2017Location: Stockholm, SwedenDeadline: Sunday 4 June 2017
The LAMAS workshop provides a meeting forum for the research community working on various logical aspects of multi-agent systems (MAS) from the perspectives of artificial intelligence, computer science, and game theory. It addresses the whole range of issues that arise in the context of using logic in MAS, from theoretical foundations to algorithmic methods and implemented tools.
Invited speakers: Hans van Ditmarsch (LORIA) and Nancy Wojtek Jamroga (Polish Academy of Sciences).
Submissions for workshop presentations are invited. Please submit extended abstracts of 2-5 pages reporting either original, ongoing, or recently published work in the area of the workshop. Submissions are not anonymous and will be subjected to light reviewing.For more information, see www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~psznza/lamas17.
23 - 27 August 2017, 3nd international conference on Logic, Relativity, and Beyond (LRB17), Budapest, HungaryDate: 23 - 27 August 2017Location: Budapest, HungaryDeadline: Sunday 26 February 2017
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 cooperation leading to joint research and publications. This 3rd conference is also dedicated to honoring Hajnal Andréka's birthday.
We invite you to submit your abstract or paper (or extended abstract) at the conference's Easychair page. Papers and extended abstracts should be no more than 12 pages (excluding bibliography), and should be submitted in pdf formatted for A4 paper. Extended abstracts and papers will be published in electronic form as a conference proceedings.
21-28 August 2017, The Ninth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9), Munich, GermanyDate: 21-28 August 2017Location: Munich, GermanyDeadline: 8 January 2017
The European Society for Analytic Philosophy organizes a major congress every three years. The next congress (ECAP 9) will take place at LMU Munich, Germany, from 21-28 August 2017. The goal of this congress is to bring together analytic philosophers from Europe and all over the world to discuss their work and to exchange ideas. There will also be four plenary speakers and ten panel speakers as well as several invited symposia representing the diverse field of analytic philosophy.
For more information, see http://analyticphilosophy.eu/ecap9/
A call for contributed papers and symposia proposals will be announced in July 2016. The submission deadline will be 8 January 2017.
21 - 25 August 2017, 42nd International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2017), Aalborg, DenmarkDate: 21 - 25 August 2017Location: Aalborg, DenmarkDeadline: Thursday 20 April 2017
MFCS conference series is organized since 1972. Traditionally, the conference moved between the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland, while since a few years ago, the conference travels around Europe (in 2013 it was held in Austria, then in 2014 in Hungary, in 2015, in Italy). In 2016 the conference returned to Poland and in 2017 it will be held in Denmark. MFCS is a high-quality venue for original research in all branches of theoretical computer science. The broad scope of the conference encourages interactions between researchers who might not meet at more specialized venues.
MFCS 2017 consists of invited lectures and contributed talks, selected by an international program committee of researchers focusing on diverse areas of theoretical computer science. The conference will be accompanied by workshops.
We encourage submission of original research papers in all areas of theoretical computer science. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Accepted papers will be collected into the conference proceedings.For more information, see mfcs2017.cs.aau.dk.
20 - 24 August 2017, 26th Annual EACSL Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2017), Stockholm, SwedenDate: 20 - 24 August 2017Location: Stockholm, SwedenTarget audience: logicians; computer scientistsDeadline: Sunday 4 June 2017
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 and is intended for computer scientists whose research involves logic, as well as for logicians working on issues essential for computer science.
CSL2017 is the 26th EACSL annual conference. It will be co-organised by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and hosted by Stockholm University. CSL2017 will be co-located with, and immediately preceded by, the Logic Colloquium 2017 (LC2017). There will be a joint session of CSL2017 and LC2017 in the morning of August 20, as well as CSL-affiliated workshops during August 25-26.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for short oral presentations. Abstracts should be in English, up to 4 pages (including references) in LIPIcs style, describing work fitting the scope of the conference. They will NOT be included in the proceedings. Note that the deadline for contributed full papers passed on March 24rd.
19 - 25 August 2017, Twenty-sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-17), Melbourne, AustraliaDate: 19 - 25 August 2017Location: Melbourne, AustraliaDeadline: Thursday 16 February 2017
For nearly a half-century, IJCAI has remained the premier conference bringing together the international AI community in communicating the advances and celebrating the achievements of artificial intelligence research and practice. With the current explosive interest in AI and its applications, this 26th edition of the conference is guaranteed to provide an exciting forum to present and hear about cutting-edge research in AI.
A special theme of IJCAI-17 is Autonomy. Recent developments in the adoption of artificial intelligence and other technologies across many different areas of endeavour have brought new challenges or have made real those that until now had been largely abstract and theoretical. In recognition of this trend, and in support of addressing some of these challenges, this Special Track seeks to foster discussion and debate around the issues brought forward by this new generation of technologies and applications.
The scientific program of IJCAI 2017 will also contain Workshops, Tutorials, Demonstrations, Robotic Exhibitions, a Doctoral consortium, and will host different software, video, and robotics competitions.
The Program Committee invites the submission of technical papers for the main technical track of the conference. Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. For the Special Track on Autonomy, we seek papers that address or consider the challenges across multiple different dimensions: Technical, Philosophical, Legal, and Social. All papers will receive mindful and rigorous reviews.For more information, see ijcai-17.org.
19 - 25 August 2017, The 9th International Workshop on Modelling and Reasoning in Context (MRC 2017), Melbourne, AustraliaDate: 19 - 25 August 2017Location: Melbourne, AustraliaDeadline: Tuesday 16 May 2017
MRC is an interdisciplinary workshop with a focus on applications within computer science. Because of this focus the workshop primarily attracts participants from within the computer science community and specifically within artificial intelligence. However, MRC has always had a strong interdisciplinary appeal and does draw from fields such as linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, mathematics, cognitive science, social sciences and psychology as well as various sub-fields within computer science.
By considering modelling and reasoning approaches for contextualised systems from a broad range of areas, the workshop will facilitate the sharing of problems, techniques, and solutions. The workshop covers different understandings of what context is, different approaches to modelling context, mechanisms and techniques for (structured) storage of contextual information, effective ways to retrieve it, and methods for enabling integration of context and application knowledge.
The workshop will last one full day and will have three main types of interaction: short presentations of accepted papers, panel discussion sessions, and an open, but guided discussion summarising the most important lessons learned.
MRC invites papers on different aspects of context, on theory as well as on applications. We particularly invite contributions on topics of autonomy and context. We also explicitly invite contributions from other fields of study in order to further trans- and interdisciplinary approaches.
Industry representatives are invited to display context related demonstrations during the workshop.
16 - 19 August 2017, Workshop on Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2017 (LACompLing2017), Stockholm, SwedenDate: 16 - 19 August 2017Location: Stockholm, SwedenDeadline: Friday 14 April 2017
Computational linguistics studies natural language in its various manifestations from a computational point of view, both on the theoretical level (modeling grammar modules dealing with natural language form and meaning, and the relation between these two) and on the practical level (developing applications for language and speech technology). Right from the start in the 1950ties, there have been strong links with computer science and logic - one can think of Chomsky's contributions to the theory of formal languages and automata, or Lambek's logical modeling of natural language syntax. The workshop assesses the place of computer science logic in present day computational linguistics.
The workshop focuses on logical approaches to the computational processing of natural language, and on the applicability of methods and techniques from the study of artificial languages (programming/logic) in computational linguistics. . It intends to be a forum for presenting new results as well as work in progress. LACompLing 2017 is affiliated with the 26th Annual EACSL Conference on Computer Science Logic CSL'2017, and co-located with: Logic in Stockholm 2017.
We invite original papers that are not submitted concurrently to another conference or for publication elsewhere.
15 - 17 August 2017, The 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2017 - SaarDial), Saarbruecken, GermanyDate: 15 - 17 August 2017Location: Saarbruecken, GermanyDeadline: Monday 8 May 2017
SaarDial will be the 21st 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 2017 the workshop will be hosted by the Spoken Language Systems Group, Saarland University, and will be collocated with the 18th Annual SigDial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue.
We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue. Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of content (up to 2 additional pages are allowed for references). Submission deadline: 8 May 2017.
There will be a later call for 2-page abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with submission deadline 23 June 2017.For more information, see www.saardial.uni-saarland.de.
15 - 18 August 2017, 10th Annual Conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-17), Melbourne, AustraliaDate: 15 - 18 August 2017Location: Melbourne, AustraliaDeadline: Tuesday 25 April 2017
The AGI conference series is the premier international event aimed at advancing the state of knowledge regarding the original goal of the AI field — the creation of thinking machines with general intelligence at the human level and possibly beyond.
This is an unprecedentedly exciting time to be working in the AGI field. Today, in 2017, the quest to create AI systems with general intelligence at the human level and beyond is taken more seriously by a broader community than ever before. There has been no better time in history to gather together with other AGI researchers and learn and discuss and share together, regarding how best to take the next steps toward advanced artificial general intelligence.
As in prior AGI conferences, we welcome contributed papers on all aspects of AGI R&D, with the key proviso that each paper should somehow contribute specifically to the development of Artificial General Intelligence. We are also seeking proposal for workshops, tutorials and demos.For more information, see agi-conf.org/2017.
14 - 20 August 2017, 2017 ASL European Summer Meeting (Logic Colloquium '17), Stockholm, SwedenDate: 14 - 20 August 2017Location: Stockholm, SwedenDeadline: Friday 5 May 2017
The Logic Colloquium 2017 (LC2017) is the 2017 Annual European summer meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL) and will be held during August 14-20, 2017 at the main campus of Stockholm University. The Logic Colloquium 2017 is organised and hosted jointly by the Departments of Mathematics and Philosophy at Stockholm University, and is also supported by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Abstracts of contributed talks submitted by ASL members will be published in *The Bulletin of Symbolic Logic* if they satisfy the Rules for Abstracts (see above). Abstracts should be submitted as pdf files at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lc2017. The abstracts must be prepared according to the ASL instructions here. The deadline for submissions is May 5, 2017.For more information, see www.lc17.conf.kth.se.
14 - 18 August 2017, BLAST 2017: Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic Logic, Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, Set-theoretic Topology, & Point-free Topology, Nashville TN, U.S.A.Date: 14 - 18 August 2017Location: Nashville TN, U.S.A.Deadline: Wednesday 31 May 2017
The BLAST Conference Series circulates among different universities and focuses on Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic Logic, Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, Set-theoretic Topology and Point-free Topology. This year's installment of the BLAST conference series will take place on the campus of Vanderbilt University from August 14 to August 18, 2017. It honors the life and memory of Bjarni Jónsson. The scientific program will include nine invited lectures, three tutorials and contributed talks. It is worth mentioning that there will be a spectacular solar eclipse in Nashville on August 21st, so perhaps some participants may elect to stay on for a few days after the conference.
This is a preliminary announcement. Additional information will be provided in the beginning of April.
Authors are kindly asked to submit an abstract (not exceeding two pages) for their proposed contributed talks. The deadline for the abstract is May 31, 2107. After this date, contributed talks may still be accepted, depending on available space.
CfP: special issue of Topoi on "Foundations of Clinical Reasoning"Deadline: Thursday 31 August 2017
Among the most discussed epistemological issues in clinical reasoning is the problem of the external validity. Once verified that the results of a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) are valid, we still have to explain how to apply these results to patients who did not take part in the experiment. How can we justify the belief that a certain treatment has the same effect when applied to a different setting? Without a reasonable answer to this latter question, RCTs would prove less helpful, as they would only show the results related to a particular situation, without any guarantee that the same results could apply to other contexts. The possible advantages of a Bayesian perspective on RCTs will be explored, as is the difference between types of uncertainty conveyed by diagnostic and prognostic judgements.
Contributions must be original and not submitted elsewhere. Papers must be in English and should not exceed 8,000 words (references and footnotes included). Each submission should also include a separate title page containing contact details, a brief abstract and a list of keywords for indexing purposes.
7 - 11 August 2017, Third Nordic Logic Summer School (NLS 2017), Stockholm, SwedenDate: 7 - 11 August 2017Location: Stockholm, SwedenDeadline: Tuesday 2 May 2017
The third Nordic Logic Summer School is arranged under the auspices of the Scandinavian Logic Society. The two previous schools were organized in Nordfjordeid, Norway (2013) and Helsinki (2015). The intended audience is advanced master students, PhD-students, postdocs and experienced researchers wishing to learn the state of the art in a particular subject. The school is co-located with Logic Colloquium 2017 (14-20 August) and Computer Science Logic 2017 (21-24 August).
The school will consist of 10 five-hour courses, running in two parallel streams. In addition, there will be short student presentations and poster sessions.
Submission of abstracts for presentations and posters will open March 6, 2017 and close May 2, 2017.
6 - 11 August 2017, The 26th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-26), Gothenburg, SwedenDate: 6 - 11 August 2017Location: Gothenburg, SwedenDeadline: Saturday 11 February 2017
CADE is the major international forum at which research on all aspects of automated deduction is presented. The conference programme includes invited talks, paper presentations, workshops, tutorials, and system competitions.
High-quality submissions on the general topic of automated deduction, including foundations, applications, implementations, theoretical results, practical experiences and user studies are solicited. Submissions can be made in two categories: regular papers and system descriptions. Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Abstract deadline: 11 February 2017.For more information, see www.cade-26.info.
6 - 11 August 2017, Workshop on Theorem proving components for Educational software (ThEdu 2017), Gothenburg, SwedenDate: 6 - 11 August 2017Location: Gothenburg, SwedenDeadline: Sunday 18 June 2017
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. This CADE'26 workshop brings 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.
Interested researchers are invited to submit extended abstracts and system descriptions. Both kinds of submissions should be approximately 5 pages in length and present original unpublished work not submitted elsewhere.For more information, see www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu/thedu17.
1 - 2 August 2017, Workshop & Summer School on Formal Semantics of Concepts, Riga, LatviaDate: 1 - 2 August 2017Location: Riga, LatviaDeadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
The workshop provides an overview of formal semantics and its applications. In addition, it explores applications of formal semantic and topological tools to spatial concepts. After an advanced introduction, formal semantic modelling in spatial concepts will be discussed. The workshop will conclude with an overview of some formal representations of spatial relations in Baltic languages.
We also invite contributed talks covering some of the topics mentioned above.
26 - 27 July 2017, 5th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR 2017), Liverpool, EnglandDate: 26 - 27 July 2017Location: Liverpool, EnglandDeadline: Monday 8 May 2017
Strategic reasoning is one of the most active research areas in the multi-agent system domain. The literature in this field is extensive and provides a plethora of logics for modelling strategic ability. Theoretical results are now being used in many exciting domains, including software tools for information system security, robot teams with sophisticated adaptive strategies, and automatic players capable of beating expert human adversaries, just to cite a few. All these examples share the challenge of developing novel theories and tools for agent-based reasoning that take into account the likely behaviour of adversaries. The international workshop on strategic reasoning aims to bring together researchers working on different aspects of strategic reasoning in computer science, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view.
SR 2017 will be co-located with TARK 2017, which will be held in Liverpool on July 24-26, 2017.
Two types of submission are invited: contributions reporting on novel research; expository contributions reporting on published work.Strong preference will be given to papers whose topic is of interest to an interdisciplinary audience and all contributions should be written so that they are accessible to such an audience.For more information, see sr2017.csc.liv.ac.uk.
26 - 27 July 2017, Sixteenth International Workshop on Proof, Computation & Complexity (PCC 2017), Goettingen, GermanyDate: 26 - 27 July 2017Location: Goettingen, GermanyDeadline: Monday 3 July 2017
The aim of PCC is to stimulate research in proof theory, computation, and complexity, focusing on issues which combine logical and computational aspects. Topics may include applications of formal inference systems in computer science, as well as new developments in proof theory motivated by computer science demands. PCC 2017 will include an unveiling ceremony of a commemorative plaque for Paul Bernays.
We solicit contributions in the fields of PCC. Specific areas of interest are (non-exhaustively listed) foundations for specification and programming languages, logical methods in specification and program development including program extraction from proofs, type theory, new developments in structural proof theory, and implicit computational complexity.
PCC is intended to be a lively forum for presenting and discussing recent work. Progress on a not yet satisfactorily solved problem may well be worth presenting - in particular if the discussions during the workshop might lead towards a solution.For more information, see www.irit.fr/PCC2017.
24 - 26 July 2017, 16th Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2017), Liverpool, U.K.Date: 24 - 26 July 2017Location: Liverpool, U.K.Deadline: Monday 3 April 2017
The mission of the TARK conferences is to bring together researchers from a wide variety of fields in order to further our understanding of interdisciplinary issues involving reasoning about rationality and knowledge. TARK 2017 is the 16th conference of the TARK conference series. Previous conferences have been held bi-annually around the world.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, semantic models for knowledge, belief, awareness and uncertainty; bounded rationality and resource-bounded reasoning; commonsense epistemic reasoning; epistemic logic; epistemic game theory; knowledge and action; applications of reasoning about knowledge and other mental states; belief revision; computational social choice; algorithmic game theory; and foundations of multi-agent systems.
Submissions are now invited to TARK 2017. The deadline for submissions is April 3, 2017. Strong preference will be given to papers whose topic is of interest to an interdisciplinary audience, and papers should be accessible to such an audience. Papers will be held to the usual high standards of research publications.
24 - 27 July 2017, Fourteenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2017), Daejeon, South KoreaDate: 24 - 27 July 2017Location: Daejeon, South KoreaDeadline: Monday 3 April 2017
The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data. Scientists working in the area of computation on real-valued data come from different fields, such as theoretical computer science, domain theory, logic, constructive mathematics, computer arithmetic, numerical mathematics and all branches of analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for people from such diverse areas to meet, present work in progress and exchange ideas and knowledge.
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. Submission deadline: April 3, 2017.For more information, see cca-net.de/cca2017.
22 - 23 July 2017, 22nd Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2017), Toulouse, FranceDate: 22 - 23 July 2017Location: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: Tuesday 14 March 2017
FG-2017 is the 22nd conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which in 2017 will take place in Toulouse, France.
FG provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language.
We invite electronic submissions of original, 16-page papers (including references and possible technical appendices). Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks. Papers should report original work which was not presented in other conferences. However, simultaneous submission is allowed, provided that the authors indicate other conferences to which the work was submitted in a footnote. Note that accepted papers can only be presented in one of the venues.For more information, see fg.phil.hhu.de/2017.
18 - 21 July 2017, 30th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2017), Montpellier, FranceDate: 18 - 21 July 2017Location: Montpellier, FranceDeadline: Friday 28 April 2017
The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences.
Invited Speakers:Markus Krötzsch (TU Dresden), Andreas Pieris (Edinburgh), and Uli Sattler (Manchester).
We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics. Papers accepted at some conference can be submitted as accepted elsewhere together with a 1-page abstract that also specifies where the paper has been accepted. Other submissions should consist of 11 pages LNCS plus references. Paper registration deadline: April 28, 2017.For more information, see dl.kr.org/dl2017.
18 - 21 July 2017, 24th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2017), London, EnglandDate: 18 - 21 July 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Tuesday 14 March 2017
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. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the movie "Navajo Math Circles" (2016).
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. A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by Mar 14, 2017.For more information, see mol-wollic2017.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/wollic2017.
18 - 19 July 2017, Formal Models of Scientific Inquiry, Bochum, GermanyDate: 18 - 19 July 2017Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
Throughout the last two decades philosophical discussions on scientific inquiry have increasingly utilized formal models. To this end a variety of formal models have been developed, starting from analytical ones to agent-based models that provide computer simulations of scientific inquiry. The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars working on different approaches to the formal modeling of scientific inquiry to discuss both different types of formal models and the prospects and limits of their usefulness for philosophy of science, social epistemology and science policy.
Keynote speakers: Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Leah Henderson (University of Groningen) and Jason McKenzie Alexander (London School of Economics).
We invite contributions on these and related issues. Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (500-1000 words) related to the above questions. An application for a special issue with the conference post-proceedings will be submitted to an internationally recognized journal.For more information, see homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/defeasible-reasoning/Conference-Formal-Models.html or contact ModelsofScience at gmail.com.
17 - 28 July 2017, ESSLLI 2017 Student Session, Toulouse, FranceDate: 17 - 28 July 2017Location: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: Tuesday 7 February 2017
The Student Session of the 29th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Toulouse, France, July 17th to 28th, 2017. The Student Session is a forum for PhD and Master students to present their research at the interfaces of logic, language, and computation. It features three tracks: Logic & Computation (LoCo), Logic & Language (LoLa), and Language & Computation (LaCo).
We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and selected papers will appear in the Student Session proceedings by Springer.
Authors must be students, and submissions may be singly or jointly authored. Each author may submit at most one single and one jointly authored contribution. Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations (8 pages) and one for posters (4 pages). We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.
As in previous years, Springer has kindly agreed to sponsor the ESSLLI student session. The best poster and best talk will be awarded Springer book vouchers of 500? each.
17 - 28 July 2017, 7th Workshop on Intuitionistic Modal Logic and Applications (IMLA 2017), Toulouse, FranceDate: 17 - 28 July 2017Location: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Constructive modal logics and type theories are of increasing foundational and practical relevance in computer science. Applications of constructive modal logics in type disciplines for programming languages, meta-logics for reasoning about a variety of computational phenomena and explanatory frameworks in philosophical logic are everywhere.
The workshop aims at developing and explaining theoretical and methodological issues around the question of how the proof-theoretic strengths of constructive logics can best be combined with the model-theoretic strengths of modal logics. Practical issues center around the question of which modal connectives with associated laws or proof rules capture computational phenomena accurately and at the right level of abstraction.
In its seventh edition, the Workshop on Intuitionistic Modal Logic and Applications will take place in Toulouse France, in conjunction with the 29th ESSLLI.
Topics of interest to this forum include, but are not limited to: Modal Logics * Logical frameworks * Proof theory * Type theory * Automated deduction * Formal semantics of languages and systems * Applications.
Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form of full papers (with a maximum of 12 pages) or short papers (with a maximum of 6 pages). They must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Paper submission deadline: March 1st, 2017.For more information, see sites.google.com/site/imla2017toulouse.
17 - 21 July 2017, Formal approaches to the dynamics of linguistic interaction, Toulouse, FranceDate: 17 - 21 July 2017Location: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: Friday 24 February 2017
It is uncontentious that natural language use involves interaction; between participants in a dialogue, between modalities such as vision, gesture and speech, and between new and existing information in language acquisition, for example. For this ESSLLI 2017 workshop we maintain a broad notion of interaction, roughly the production and exchange of information between agents of some sort, be they natural or artificial (e.g. avatars or modelling devices as in certain types of logics). We favour contributions which focus on the dynamics of the information exchange and discuss formal models to reconstruct it.
We are accepting submissions for both posters and oral presentations. Papers should be anonymous and up to 4 pages of content (with one additional page for references). Submissions deadline: 24 February 2017.
In addition to topics tied up with n-party communication using different communication media and human-computer interaction we also welcome contributions dealing with exchanges between semiotic systems or contact between languages. In addition, on a more fine-grained level we would like to have contributions on interaction between different modalities such as speech and, respectively, nonverbal context, intonation, eye-tracking processes, gesture, facial expression and perhaps still others.For more information, see www.christinehowes.com/fadli.
17 - 21 July 2017, ESSLLI-2017 workshop on Quantifiers and Determiners (QUAD), Toulouse, FranceDate: 17 - 21 July 2017Location: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: Friday 17 March 2017
This workshop aims at gathering mathematicians, logicians, linguists, computer scientists to present their latest advances in the study of quantification.
There is a long history of quantification in the Ancient and Medieval times at the border between logic and philosophy of language, before the proper formalisation of quantification by Frege. But many mathematical and linguistic questions remain open, both on the mathematical side (such as the proof theory of generalised quantifiers or the computational aspects of alternate formulations such as Russel's ioata), and the linguistic side (such as the relation between the syntactic structure and its semantic interpretation, or the relationship between quantification and phenomena like generics, plurals, and mass nouns), as well as the intersection of the two sides (for instance, psycholinguistic experiments that connect formal models and their computational properties to the actual way human do process sentences with quantifiers).
All those aspects are connected in the didactics of mathematics and computer science: there are specific difficulties to teach (and to learn) how to understand, manipulate, produce and prove quantified statements, and to determine the proper level of formalisation between bare logical formulas and written or spoken natural language.
The program committee is looking for contributions introducing new viewpoints on quantification and determiners, the novelty being either in the mathematical logic framework or in the linguistic description or in the cognitive modelling. Submitting purely original work is not mandatory, but authors should clearly mention that the work is not original, and why they want to present it at this workshop (e.g. new viewpoint on already published results).For more information, see www.lirmm.fr/quad.
17 - 18 July 2017, 12th International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy 2017), London, EnglandDate: 17 - 18 July 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Sunday 18 June 2017
Artificial Intelligence researchers continue to face huge challenges in their quest to develop truly intelligent systems. The recent developments in the field of neural-symbolic integration bring an opportunity to integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these challenges.
The Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning is intended to create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic integration.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere. Submitted papers must be written in English, must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS style, and should not exceed 10 pages (excluding references/bibliography) in the case of research and experience papers, and 6 pages (excluding references/bibliography) in the case of position papers or technical notes. Selected papers will be presented during the workshop. Deadline for paper submission: May 7, 2017.
Additionally, presentations based on extended abstracts will be considered. These shall allow to report on latest results which had not been available at the time of paper submission. Deadline for abstract submission: June 18, 2017.For more information, see www.neural-symbolic.org/NeSy17.
13 - 14 July 2017, 24th International Symposium on Model Checking of Software (SPIN 2017), Santa Barbara CA, U.S.A.Date: 13 - 14 July 2017Location: Santa Barbara CA, U.S.A.Deadline: Friday 10 February 2017
The SPIN symposium aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in automated tool-based techniques for the analysis of software as well as models of software, for the purpose of verification and validation. The symposium specifically focuses on concurrent software, but does not exclude analysis of sequential software.
The SPIN symposium originated as a workshop focusing on explicit state model checking, specifically as related to the Spin model checker. However, over the years it has evolved to a broadly scoped symposium for software analysis using any automated techniques, including model checking, automated theorem proving, symbolic execution, etc. SPIN 2017 will be arranged as a ACM SIGSOFT event, collocated with the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA 2017).
Submissions are solicited on theoretical results, novel algorithms, tool development, and empirical evaluation. With the exception of survey and history papers, submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this symposium. We are soliciting two categories of papers: Full Research Papers (describing fully developed work and complete results) and Short Papers (presenting tools, technology, experiences with lessons learned, new ideas, work in progress with preliminary results, and novel contributions to formal methods education).For more information, see conf.researchr.org/home/spin-2017.
13 - 14 July 2017, 15th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MOL 2017), London, EnglandDate: 13 - 14 July 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Friday 3 March 2017
MOL, the biennial conference of the Association for Mathematics of Language, is devoted to the study of mathematical structures and methods that are of importance to the description of language. MOL will feature invited talks by the following distinguished researchers: Stephen Clark (University of Cambridge, UK), Shay Cohen (University of Edinburgh, UK) * Frank Drewes (Umeå University, Sweden). The meeting will precede the 24th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation.
MOL invites the submission of papers on original, substantial, completed, and unpublished research. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Simultaneous submission to other conferences is allowed, provided that the authors indicate which other conferences the paper is submitted to. A paper is accepted on the condition that it will not be presented at any other venue. Submissions must be uploaded no later than (end of day, Anywhere on Earth) Friday, March 3, 2017.
13 - 14 July 2017, First Graduate Conference of the Italian Network for the Philosophy of Mathematics (FilMath 2017), Trento, ItalyDate: 13 - 14 July 2017Location: Trento, ItalyDeadline: Monday 3 April 2017
The FilMat network promotes workshops and conferences open to Italian and international researchers in the philosophy of mathematics. To emphasise its attention to those at early stages of their careers, the network is glad to inaugurate, in addition to its biennial main conferences, its first graduate conference. We expect to host up to 6/8 contributed talks by graduate and early career speakers of any nationality, selected by double-blind review.
Submissions of original contributions are invited in any area of philosophy of mathematics, especially if connected with philosophical issues in the history of mathematics, the structure and development of mathematical theories, and the relationship between philosophical issues and mathematical practice.
12 - 15 July 2017, International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2017), London, EnglandDate: 12 - 15 July 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
RuleML+RR 2017 is the leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning, and focuses on theoretical advances, novel technologies, as well as innovative applications concerning knowledge representation and reasoning with rules. Stemming from the synergy between the well-known premier RuleML and RR events, one of the main goals of this conference is to build bridges between academia and industry.
RuleML+RR 2017 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 will provide a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems.
In addition, RuleML+RR 2017 will host an Industry Track, a Doctoral Consortium, the DecisionCAMP, the 11th International Rule Challenge, and the 13th Reasoning Web Summer School. RuleML+RR 2017 will be collocated with the 32nd British International Conference on Databases (BICOD 2017).
We invite PhD students at an early or intermediate stage of their PhD studies as well as exceptional Master's students who are interested in pursuing a PhD to submit papers to the Doctoral Consortium describing their research on any of the topics of interest of RuleML+RR 2017.For more information, see 2017.ruleml-rr.org.
10 - 14 July 2017, 44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2017), Warsaw, PolandDate: 10 - 14 July 2017Location: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). As usual, ICALP will be preceded by a series of workshops, which will take place on July 10.
Invited Speakers: Mikolaj Bojanczyk (University of Warsaw, Poland), Monika Henzinger (University of Vienna, Austria) and Mikkel Thorup (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).
Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical computer science are sought. ICALP 2017 has 3 tracks:
Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games
Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming
Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and Information Management
Submission deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017, 23:59 PST.For more information, see icalp17.mimuw.edu.pl.
10 - 14 July 2017, Fifteenth Asian Logic Conference (ALC 2017), Daejeon, South KoreaDate: 10 - 14 July 2017Location: Daejeon, South KoreaDeadline: Friday 12 May 2017
The Asian Logic Conference (ALC) is a major international event in mathematical logic. It features the latest scientific developments in the fields in mathematical logic and its applications, logic in computer science, and philosophical logic. The ALC series also aims to promote mathematical logic in the Asia-Pacific region and to bring logicians together both from within Asia and elsewhere to exchange information and ideas.
ALC'2017 will be the first Asian Logic Conference since its status changed from an ASL(the Association for Symbolic Logic)-sponsored meeting to an official ASL meeting by ASL Council action in May 2016.
If you would like to give a contributed talk, please send us the title and short abstract of your proposed talk, and a short resume. Each contributed talk should last 20 minutes including questions and answers. Please note that, while contributed talks are welcome, organizers may decide to limit their number in order to provide enough room for discussions.For more information, see alc15korea.wixsite.com/alckorea.
6 - 8 July 2017, 2017 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Logic (AAL 2017), Adelaide, AustraliaDate: 6 - 8 July 2017Location: Adelaide, AustraliaDeadline: Friday 30 June 2017
The conference will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, and overlap by one day, Thu 6 July.
Submissions of papers are now called. Papers can be on any topic in logic. Authors should aim for a time of 45 minutes including discussion. The plan is that the more philosophical papers will be on the day of overlap with the AAP, to enable interested parties from the AAP to attend. The more technical papers will be on one of the later days.
6 - 7 July 2017, Computational Aspects of Arguments and LogiC 2017 (CAALC-2017), Belgrade, SerbiaDate: 6 - 7 July 2017Location: Belgrade, SerbiaDeadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
We are pleased to announce a workshop in Argumentation and Logic we are organizing this summer. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, logic and argumentation theory. Keynote speakers: Leon van der Torre (University of Luxembourg) and Leila Amgoud (IRIT - CNRS, France).
If you are interested in presenting your work at CAALC 2017 workshop, please submit an abstract not exceeding two pages. The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to: Reasoning under inconsistency and / or uncertainty, Belief revision and merging, Logic, Argumentation, Decision making and Preferences.For more information, contact dragan.doder at gmail.com.
4 - 7 July 2017, Workshop on Quantum Structures 2017 (IQSA-2017)Date & Time: 4 - 7 July 2017, 09:00-18:00Location: the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the NetherlandsDeadline: Monday 15 May 2017
The International Quantum Structures Association (IQSA) is hosting an intermediate workshop on Quantum Structures as a satellite event of the 14th International conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL). The IQSA workshop will take place from Tuesday July 4th to Friday the 7th of July. IQSA brings together researchers who design and use quantum structures, ranging from quantum logics to various formal methods that can be applied to reason about quantum phenomena including traditional topics in the foundations of quantum mechanics as well as applications in quantum computation, quantum information and quantum communication.
By hosting IQSA and QPL together, we want to create a platform to encourage the discussion and collaboration between both the IQSA and QPL communities.
We welcome abstracts (not exceeding two pages) for a proposed contributed talk on any topic within the scope of the workshop, such as quantum foundational approaches, formal applications of quantum structures to physics, mathematics and philosophy as well as interdisciplinary applications of quantum structures. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 15th. Abstracts have to be uploaded on the EasyChair Conference Website at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iqsa2017.
4 - 7 July 2017, Poznan Reasoning Week (PRW 2017), Poznan, PolandDate: 4 - 7 July 2017Location: Poznan, PolandDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Consisting of two workshops, Poznań Reasoning Week 2017 (PRW2017) brings together experts from various disciplines whose research offers both systematic and historical contributions to the study of individual- as well as group-reasoning processes. This particularly includes, but is not restricted to, modelling these processes formally.
We invite proposals for contributed talks (45 minutes including discussion) and posters (A1 size in portrait orientation). Please submit an extended abstract of max. 1000 words including references.For more information, see poznanreasoningweek.wordpress.com.
3 - 6 July 2017, 14th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2017), Espoo, FinlandDate: 3 - 6 July 2017Location: Espoo, FinlandDeadline: Friday 27 January 2017
LPNMR 2017 is the fourteenth in the series of international meetings on logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is to facilitate interactions between researchers and practitioners interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and database systems, and those working in knowledge representation and nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to advances in declarative programming and knowledge representation, as well as their use in practical applications.
This edition of LPNMR will feature several workshops and a special session dedicated to the 7th ASP Competition. A Doctoral Consortium will also be a part of the program.
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming and knowledge representation. We invite submissions of both long and short papers on conference topics. Deadline for paper registration: January 27th, 2017.
Additionally, those interested in organizing a workshop at LPNMR 2017 are invited to submit a workshop proposal. Deadline for proposals: December 20, 2016.
3 - 5 July 2017, 19th International Conference on Descriptional Complexity of Formal Systems (DCFS 2017), Milan, ItalyDate: 3 - 5 July 2017Location: Milan, ItalyDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
DCFS 2017 will be held in Milano, Italy, on July 3-5, 2017. The conference is organized by Department of Computer Science, University of Milano, and by the IFIP Working Group 1.02 "Descriptional Complexity".
Invited Speakers: Jürgen Dassow, Dora Giammarresi, Stavros Konstantinidis and Orna Kupferman.
Submissions concerning the descriptional complexity of formal systems and structures (and its applications) are invited for DCFS 2017. Original papers are sought in all aspects of descriptional complexity. Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2017.
3 July 2017, 1st International Workshop on Practical Aspects of Answer Set Programming (PAoASP 2017), Espoo, FinlandDate: Monday 3 July 2017Location: Espoo, FinlandCosts: Workshop ChairsDeadline: Monday 3 April 2017
Answer Set Programming (ASP) is a declarative programming paradigm with close relationships to neighboring fields such as ATP, CP, FO(.), SAT, SMT, and others. Since its inception in 2007, the ASP Competition series strives to evaluate and advance the state of the art in ASP solving technology. The International Workshop on Practical Aspects of Answer Set Programming (PAoASP) addresses current developments of systems, tools, and applications in ASP and neighboring fields. To this end, it aims to bring together researchers and practitioners of declarative programming with dedicated focus on, but not limited to, recent methods and trends emerging from the ASP Competition.
The 1st International Workshop on Practical Aspects of Answer Set Programming (PAoASP 2017) is organized in conjunction with the 7th Answer Set Programming Competition (ASPCOMP 2017) and affiliated with the 14th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2017).
We solicit the submission of papers on systems, tools, and applications of declarative programming methods, developed in the area of ASP and neighboring fields. In particular, we encourage submissions presenting recent developments, including work in progress.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Algorithm Selection and Configuration, Applications and Benchmarks, Empirical Evaluation, Grounding and Solving, Implementation Techniques, Parallel Systems, Portfolio Systems, Reasoning Tasks, Theory Solving and Translation Methods.
3 - 7 July 2017, International Joint Conference on Rough Sets, 2017 (IJCRS-2017), Olsztyn, PolandDate: 3 - 7 July 2017Location: Olsztyn, PolandDeadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017
It is intended that IJCRS 2017 follows the track already rutted by RSCTC and JRS conferences which aimed at unification of many facets of Rough Set Theory from theoretical aspects of the rough set idea bordering on theory of concepts and going through algebraic structures, topological structures, logics for uncertain reasoning, decision algorithms, relations to other theories of vagueness and ambiguity, then to extensions of the rough set idea like granular structures, rough mereology, and to applications of the idea in diverse fields of applied science including hybrid methods like Rough-Fuzzy, Neuro-Rough, Neuro-Rough-Fuzzy computing.
Our Authors are invited cordially to submit a research paper at most 10-20 pages long or 6+ page long short paper devoted to one or more of the conference topics, formatted in style of LNCS/LNAI of Springer. We also invite researchers in search of new tools suitable for their problems, researchers whose work touches problems involving uncertainty, and those who would like to discuss their problems with members of rough set community. We welcome them, please feel free to submit results of Your research or simply do come to the conference
27 - 30 June 2017, 22nd International Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata (CIAA 2017), Paris, FranceDate: 27 - 30 June 2017Location: Paris, FranceDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
The CIAA conference series, which was started in 1996, covers all aspects of implementation, application, and theory of automata and related structures. It aims to attract contributions from both classical automata theory and applications.
The scientific program will consist of invited lectures and presentations of papers selected by the international program committee, based on a thorough peer-reviewing process. Invited speakers include Véronique Cortier (CNRS, LORIA, France), Kim G. Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark) and Damien Pous (CNRS, ENS Lyon, France).
Submissions must be written in LaTeX and must not exceed 12 pages, bibliography included. If the authors believe that more details are essential to substantiate the main claims, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Simultaneous submissions of papers to journals or any other conference with published proceedings, or submitting previously published papers is not allowed.
26 - 28 June 2017, IACAP 2017: Computing and Philosophy, Stanford CA, U.S.A.Date: 26 - 28 June 2017Location: Stanford CA, U.S.A.Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
The International Association for Computing and Philosophy promotes philosophical dialogue and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of the computational and informational turn. Coming to these issues from a rich variety of disciplines, IACAP;s members have a tradition of helping to shape philosophical and ethical debates about the nature, development, application, and limits of computation, information technologies, and artificial intelligence.
IACAP's 2017 meeting will gather philosophers, ethicists, logicians, roboticists, computer scientists, and cognitive scientists. The meeting will have a single main track focusing on topics at the core of IACAP members' interests. Symposia will also be organized and run by members, or groups of members, to focus on special topics.
We invite submissions of papers and proposals for symposia. Subsequent to peer review, a selection of the papers presented during the meeting will be included in a volume planned for Springer's 'Philosophical Library Studies' series. Submission deadline: January 15, 2017.For more information, see www.iacap.org/iacap-2017.
26 - 29 June 2017, 23rd International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2017), Warsaw, PolandDate: 26 - 29 June 2017Location: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: Sunday 22 January 2017
ISMIS is an established and prestigious conference for exchanging the latest research results in building intelligent systems. The conference addresses issues involving solutions to problems that are complex to be solved through conventional approaches and that require the simulation of intelligent thought processes, heuristics and applications of knowledge. The integration of these multiple approaches in solving complex problems is of particular importance. ISMIS provides a forum and a means for exchanging information for those interested purely in theory, those interested primarily in implementation, and those interested in specific research and industrial applications.
We solicit papers on any of the conference topics, as well as papers dealing with applications of Intelligent Systems in complex/novel domains, e.g. art, human genome, global change, manufacturing, social good, etc.For more information, see ismis2017.ii.pw.edu.pl.
26 - 30 June 2017, 17th Latin American Symposium on Mathematical Logic (SLALM 2017), Puebla, MexicoDate: 26 - 30 June 2017Location: Puebla, MexicoDeadline: Friday 24 February 2017
The SLALM (Simposio Latinoamericano de Lógica Matemática) was conceived in the late 1960′s by Abraham Robinson, who at the time was President of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL). The SLALM brings together the community of researchers in logic along Latin America and is nourished by important participations of researchers from around the world. It has grown thanks to the support of the ASL, as well as the local institutions that host the event.
The first two days of the meeting will be devoted to tutorials and the other three days to the plenary talks and the topic sessions. We invite you to be part of this important meeting.
We welcome submissions on any of the six topic sessions of the symposium: Model Theory, Set Theory, Computability, Proof Theory, Logic and Computer Science, and Philosophy of Logic/ Philosophical Logic/ Non-Classical Logics. All papers must contain original work, and respect the format specified by the LaTeX template provided on the website. Abstracts must not exceed 2 pages.
26 - 27 June 2017, Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Perspectives (Detec2017), Nijmegen, The NetherlandsDate: 26 - 27 June 2017Location: Nijmegen, The NetherlandsDeadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Studies on discourse processing indicate that natural language interpretation is expectation-driven. Even though it is uncontroversial that both linguistic (e.g. lexical items, morpho-syntactic constructions, prosody) and extra-linguistic factors (e.g. world knowledge, speaker/hearer knowledge) are used to anticipate how discourse is likely to continue, the nature of their interplay is a topic of ongoing research. DETEC approaches this topic in an interdisciplinary fashion by comparing theoretical, experimental, and computational perspectives.We welcome submissions of theoretical, experimental and computational studies on topics related to any aspect of discourse expectations, how they arise, how they may be quantified, and how they may be modelled.
26 - 28 June 2017, 25th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR), Trondheim, NorwayDate: 26 - 28 June 2017Location: Trondheim, NorwayDeadline: Monday 20 March 2017
ICCBR is the premier, annual meeting of the CBR community and the leading international conference on this topic. The theme for ICCBR 2017 is Analogy for Reuse. To encourage this, the ICCBR 2017 program will include keynote addresses, a main technical track, a workshop program, a doctoral consortium, and the Computer Cooking Contest with several connections to this theme.
The ICCBR 2017 Organizers, Advisory Committee, and Program Committee invites submissions of original theoretical research, applied research and deployed application papers on all aspects of Case-Based Reasoning (CBR). The CBR community welcomes contributions from experts and students in related fields and who represent all types of affiliations (e.g., academic, industry, government). The theme for the ICCBR 2017 conference is Analogy for Reuse; submissions on this theme are particularly welcome!For more information, see research.idi.ntnu.no/cbr/iccbr2017.
26 - 30 June 2017, Continuity, Computability, Constructivity - From Logic to Algorithms (CCC 2017), Nancy, FranceDate: 26 - 30 June 2017Location: Nancy, FranceDeadline: Wednesday 10 May 2017
CCC is a workshop series bringing together researchers from 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 related analytical data, which are of increasing importance in safety critical applications and scientific computation.
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 Scott's domain theory, Constructive analysis, Category-theoretic approaches to computation on infinite data, Weihrauch degrees, And related areas. Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) of original work are welcome.For more information, see members.loria.fr/MHoyrup/CCC/home.html.
21-23 June 2017, 12th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS 2017), London, EnglandDate: 21-23 June 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: 25 January 2017
FQAS is the premier conference focusing on the key issue in the information society of providing easy, flexible, and intuitive access to information to everybody. In targeting this issue, the conference draws on several research areas, such as information retrieval, database management, data science, information filtering, knowledge representation, knowledge discovery, analytics, soft computing, management of multimedia information, and human-computer interaction. The guiding topic of the FQAS conferences are innovative query systems aimed at providing easy, flexible and human-friendly access to information. Such systems are becoming increasingly important also due to the huge and always growing number of users as well as the growing amount of available information. Thus, the works related to the concepts of data science, data streams querying etc. are very welcome.
For more information, see http://fqas-2017.org/.
We invite submission of original research contributions, and proposals for invited sessions, panels, and tutorials. Paper Submission deadline: January 25, 2017.
21 - 23 June 2017, 15th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and multi-agents systems (PAAMS'17), Porto, PortugalDate: 21 - 23 June 2017Location: Porto, PortugalDeadline: Monday 6 February 2017
Research on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has matured during the last decade and many effective applications of this technology are now deployed. PAAMS intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and the academic world to report on the latest scientific and technical advances on the application of multi-agent systems, to discuss and debate the major issues, and to showcase the latest systems using agent based technology. It will promote a forum for discussion on how agent-based techniques, methods, and tools help system designers to accomplish the mapping between available agent technology and application needs. Other stakeholders should be rewarded with a better understanding of the potential and challenges of the agent-oriented approach.
PAAMS welcomes the submission of application papers with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers.
In addition to the main track, PAAMS has Special Sessions on Agent-Based Social Simulation, Modelling and Big-Data Analytics (ABM), on Advances on Demand Response and Renewable Energy Sources in Agent Based Smart Grids (ADRESS), on Agents and Mobile Devices (AM), on COoperative GREEN agents for the management of resources: towards sustainable systems (Co-Green), on Multi-Agent Systems and Ambient Intelligence (MASAI), on Persuasive Technologies (PT), on Computer vision in Multi-Agent Robotics (RV) and on Web and Social Media Mining (WASMM).
Furthermore, PAAMS has a Special Track for Demonstrations, and a Doctoral Consortium where students can present their on going research work.
Finally, PAAMS includes Workshops on on Agents and multi-agent Systems for AAL and e-HEALTH (A-HEALTH), on Agent based Applications for Air Transport (AAAT), on Agent-Based Artificial Markets Computational Economics (ABAM), on Artificial Intelligence for Privacy in Electronic Systems (AIPES), on Agent Methodologies for Intelligent Robotics (AMIRA), on Agents-based Solutions for Manufacturing and Supply Chain (AMSC), on MAS for Complex Networks and Social Computation (CNSC), on Computational Sustainability and Big Data (CoSBD), on Decision Making in Dynamic Information Environments (DeMaDIE), on Empowering IoT with Agency and Cognition (EAC), on Intelligent Systems and Context Information Fusion (ISCIF), on Multi-agent based Applications for Energy Markets, Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems (MASGES), on Multiagent System Based Learning Environments (MASLE), on Smart Cities and Intelligent Agents (SCIA) and on the application of agents to passenger transport (TAAPT).For more information, see www.paams.net/workshops/demadie.
21 - 23 June 2017, 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI'17), Porto, PortugalDate: 21 - 23 June 2017Location: Porto, Portugal
The 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence 2017 is an annual forum that will bring together ideas, projects, lessons, etc. associated with distributed computing and artificial intelligence, and their application in different areas.
Research on Intelligent Distributed Systems has matured during the last decade and many effective applications are now deployed. Applying artificial intelligence in distributed environments is becoming an element of high added value and economic potential. These technologies are changing constantly as a result of the large research and technical effort being undertaken in both universities and businesses. The exchange of ideas between scientists and technicians from both academic and business areas is essential to facilitate the development of systems that meet the demands of today's society. The technology transfer in this field is still a challenge and for that reason this type of contributions will be specially considered in this symposium.
DCAI welcomes the submission of application papers with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers. In addition to the main track, there will also be Special Sessions on AI–driven methods for Multimodal Networks and Processes Modeling, on Decision Economics, on Intelligent and Secure Management towards Smart Buildings and Smart Grids, and on Logic, Information, Language, Memory, Reasoning, as well as a Doctoral Consortium where students can present their on going research work.
20 - 23 June 2017, European Conference on Argumentation (ECA 2017), Fribourg, SwitzerlandDate: 20 - 23 June 2017Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
The field of argumentation has been expanding over the last decade with a clear opening towards cognitive psychology (and cognitive science more generally) and the processes it accounts for. With the development of cognitive science as an encompassing framework within which both psychological and social aspects of human behaviour can be accounted for, we believe that the time is ripe to ground a discussion in the community of argumentation studies around the notion of inference, along its formal, social and cognitive dimensions. The overarching questions the conference theme will be concerned with are therefore the following: How does the study of argumentation connect with the notion of inference and how, as a discipline, does it connect with the disciplines involved in the study of the cognitive features of inference?
To foster this discussion, the conference accordingly seeks to attract scholars in argumentation coming from a range of different traditions, including (but not limited to) philosophy, psychology, linguistics, informal logic, speech communication, pragma-dialectics, epistemic approaches, rhetoric, dialectics, logic, and computational approaches.
In addition to welcoming submissions linked to argumentation studies in general, each ECA edition has a special theme. While the 1st edition of ECA was devoted to exploring the relationship between argumentation and the decisions that follow from it, the 2017 Fribourg edition will focus on the cognitive processes involved in argumentation, with a clear focus on what happens ‘upstream’ in the argumentative chain, both in production and reception. The 2nd edition of ECA will thus focus on inference as one of the key features of the argumentative process. The abstract submission deadline is 1st of October 2016.For more information, see ecargument.org.
20 - 23 June 2017, Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS 2017), Bologna, ItalyDate: 20 - 23 June 2017Location: Bologna, ItalyDeadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
SILFS 2017, the triennial international conference of the Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science, will be held at the Department of Philosophy and Communication of the University of Bologna, 20-23 June 2017.
Confirmed invited speakers: Giovanna D’Agostino (Università di Udine), Francesco Guala (University of Milan), Eleanor Knox (King’s College London), Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter), Jan von Plato (University of Helsinki) and Dag Westerståhl (University of Stockholm).
We invite submissions of contributed paper and of contributed symposia in all areas of logic and philosophy of science. The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2017. The official language of the conference is English. Every contributed speaker will have 30 minutes, including discussion. Contributed symposia run parallel to the SILFS 2017 programme, and belong to the conference programme. They would be allocated either a full two-hours session (3-4 speakers) or one half-day (6-7 speakers).
20 - 30 June 2017, The Eighth International Conference on Topology, Algebra and Categories in Logic (TACL 2017), Olomouc / Prague (Czech Republic)Date: 20 - 30 June 2017Location: Olomouc / Prague (Czech Republic)Deadline: Friday 10 March 2017
Studying logics via semantics is a well-established and very active branch of mathematical logic, with many applications, in computer science and elsewhere. The area is characterized by results, tools and techniques stemming from various fields, including universal algebra, topology, category theory, order, and model theory. The programme of the conference TACL 2017 will focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantical study of logics and their applications: algebraic, categorical, and topological methods. This is the eighth conference in the series Topology, Algebra and Categories in Logic (TACL, formerly TANCL).
Starting from 2013, the conference is preceded by a summer school. The summer school associated to the TACL2017 conference will be held in the Faculty of Science of the Palacky University of Olomouc.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Contributed talks can be on with any topic involving the use of algebraic, categorical or topological methods in either logic or computer science. Extended deadline: 10/03/2017.For more information, see www.cs.cas.cz/tacl2017.
19 June 2017, Workshop "Women in Logic" (WiL 2017), Reykjavik, IcelandDate: Monday 19 June 2017Location: Reykjavik, IcelandDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
Women are chronically underrepresented in the LICS community; consequently they sometimes feel both conspicuous and isolated, and hence there is a risk that the under-representation is self-perpetuating. We are holding the first Women in Logic (WiL) workshop as a LICS associated workshop this year. The workshop will provide an opportunity for women in the field to increase awareness of one another and one another's work, to combat the feeling of isolation. It will also provide an environment where women can present to an audience comprised of mostly women, replicating the experience that most men have at most LICS meetings, and lowering the stress of the occasion; we hope that this will be particularly attractive to early-career women.
Invited Speakers: Claudia Nalon (University of Brasilia, Brasil) and Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay and LIX, France).
Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form of full papers (with a maximum of 10 pages) or short papers (with a maximum of 5 pages). They must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to the usual Logic in Computer Science (LICS) topics.For more information, see sites.google.com/site/firstwomeninlogicworkshop.
19 - 23 June 2017, LOGICA 2017, Hejnice, Czech RepublicDate: 19 - 23 June 2017Location: Hejnice, Czech RepublicDeadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
LOGICA 2017 is the 31st in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic, to be held at Hejnice, 19 - 23 June 2017. Invited speakers are Hartry Field, Bob Hale, Shahid Rahman, Sonja Smets.
The official language of the symposium is English. 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.
19 June 2017, Workshop on Metafinite model theory and definability and complexity of numeric graph parameters (Metafinite 2017), Reykjavik, IcelandDate: Monday 19 June 2017Location: Reykjavik, IcelandDeadline: Friday 7 April 2017
The LICS 2017 workshop will bring together three strands of investigation dealing with the model theory and complexity of numeric graph parameters and their generalization to other first order structures.
Proposal for 30 minutes talk are sollicited in the form of an abstract of up to 4 pages in pdf-format. This may include already published material relevant for the workshop, original contributions, as well as work in progress. Submissions are for talks, not for papers, and should have a single author who is the speaker. The abstract may include a list of coauthors.
19 June 2017, Workshop Learning and Automata (LearnAut 2017), Reykjavik, IcelandDate: Monday 19 June 2017Location: Reykjavik, IcelandDeadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
Grammatical Inference (GI) studies machine learning algorithms for classical recursive models of computations like automata and grammars. The expressive power of these models and the complexity of associated computational problems are a major research topic within theoretical computer science (TCS). This workshop aims at offering a favorable place for dialogue and at generating discussions between researchers from these two communities.
The workshop will have a particular emphasis on the recent successes due to collaborations between members with these two different backgrounds.
We invite submissions of recent works, possibly preliminary ones, related to the theme of the workshop. Similarly to how main machine learning conferences and workshops are organized, all accepted abstracts will be part of a poster session held during the workshop. Additionally, the Program Committee will select a subset of the abstracts for oral presentation. At least one author of each accepted abstract is expected to represent it at the workshop.For more information, see learnaut.wordpress.com.
18 - 22 June 2017, 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion, Warsaw, PolandDate: 18 - 22 June 2017Location: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
After a successful first edition in Brazil (April 1-5, 2015) we are glad to announce the 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion University of Warsaw, June 18-22, 2017. A wide range of issues concerning the relation between logic and religion, with regional complexities and historical layers of religions, are expected to be discussed.
Confirmed invited speakers: Dov Gabbay (London/Tel Aviv) Michael Heller (recipient of Templeton Prize, Kraków) Laurent Lafforgue (Fields medal, Bures-sur-Yvette) Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina (Toronto) Jan Wolenski (Kraków)
We welcome participants in three categories:
(1) regular presentation: speakers who present their papers within a regular session,
(2) poster presentation within a poster session,
(3) presence and discussion only: general audience who participates without presenting a paper / poster.
The deadline for submission of an abstract is January 15, 2017.For more information, see logicandreligion.uw.edu.pl.
16 June 2017, Workshop on `MIning and REasoning with Legal texts' (MIREL 2017), London, EnglandDate: Friday 16 June 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Thursday 20 April 2017
The management of large repositories of norms, and the semantic access and reasoning to these norms are key challenges in Legal Informatics. As the law gets more complex, conflicting, and ever changing, more advanced methodologies are required for analyzing, representing and reasoning on legal knowledge.Specifically, it is necessary to address both conceptual challenges, such as the role of legal interpretation in mining and reasoning, and computational challenges, such as the handling of big legal data, and the complexity of regulatory compliance.
The aim of the MIREL-2017 workshop is to bridge the gap between the community working on legal ontologies and NLP parsers and the community working on reasoning methods and formal logic, towards these objectives described above.
We invite submissions up to 12 pages plus 3 additional pages for bibliography and appendix, in LNCS format. A selection of the best papers of the workshop will be published at LNAI Springer Series jointly with AICOL follow-up activities.
15 - 16 June 2017, 17th Annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference, London ON, CanadaDate: 15 - 16 June 2017Location: London ON, CanadaDeadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017
The 17th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference will take place on Thursday-Friday, June 15-16th, 2017, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. We are pleased to announce that Aristidis Arageorgis (National Technical University of Athen) will be giving the keynote address.
Graduate students who have not yet defended their PhD thesis are invited to submit papers on any topic in philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of physics. Papers in philosophy of physics will be considered for the 14th Annual Clifton Memorial book prize. The contest will be adjudicated by philosophy of physics faculty members at Western.
Authors of accepted papers will be limited to 30-35 minutes for presentation, followed by a 20-minute period of discussion. We will endeavour to make accommodations available to all visiting graduate students. Two travel bursaries for underrepresented groups will also be offered this year.
14 June 2017, Workshop "Progress in Science and Society", Hannover, GermanyDate: Wednesday 14 June 2017Location: Hannover, GermanyDeadline: Sunday 12 March 2017
In a one day workshop at Leibniz Universität Hannover, we will discuss the merits and challenges of the notion of progress. A special emphasis will be put on progress in science and ethics as well as the work of Philip Kitcher regarding these fields. However, progress in further areas (economy, law, politics) as well as contributions unrelated to Kitcher are also welcome. Philip Kitcher will be present at the workshop and give a keynote lecture.
We invite submissions for 30 minutes talks (plus 20 minutes discussion); there are four to five free slots. Please submit a short abstract including no more than 200 words and an extended abstract with no more than 750 words.For more information, see www.philos.uni-hannover.de/fileadmin/institut_fuer_philosophie/Aushaenge/cfp_progress_kitcher.pdf.
13 - 16 June 2017, 7th International Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2017), Ljubljana, SloveniaDate: 13 - 16 June 2017Location: Ljubljana, SloveniaDeadline: Monday 3 April 2017
CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science. It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques).
CALCO 2017 will feature a Special Session on Metrics, Privacy and Learning. CALCO 2017 will run together with the CALCO Early Ideas Workshop, a workshop intended to enable presentation of work in progress and original research proposals, with dedicated sessions at the end of each conference day. Finally, the CALCO Tools Workshop, dedicated to tools based on algebraic and/or coalgebraic principles, will take place on June 13.
We invite submissions of technical papers that report results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. We encourage submissions in any of the conference topics. Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers in English presenting original research. Submitted papers must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Experience papers are welcome, but they must clearly present general lessons learned that would be of interest and benefit to a broad audience of both researchers and practitioners..For more information, see coalg.org/calco17.
12 - 16 June 2017, Computability in Europe: Unveiling Dynamics and Complexity (CiE 2017), Turku, FinlandDate: 12 - 16 June 2017Location: Turku, FinlandDeadline: Monday 1 May 2017
CiE 2017 is the thirteenth 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.
Special sessions include Algorithmics for biology, Combinatorics and algorithmics on words, Computability in Analysis, Algebra, and Geometry, Cryptography and information theory, Formal languages and automata theory, and History and philosophy of computing.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers (European and non-European) to submit their papers in all areas related to computability for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings. Deadline for article submission: January 5, 2017.
In addition to the formal presentations based on our LNCS proceedings volume, we invite researchers to present informal presentations. For this, please send us a brief description of your talk (one page) by the submission deadline May 1st.
12 - 16 June 2017, 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2017), London, EnglandDate: 12 - 16 June 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Friday 13 January 2017
The ICAIL conference is the primary international conference addressing research in Artificial Intelligence and Law, and has been organized biennially since 1987 under the auspices of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL). ICAIL provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research results and practical applications; it fosters interdisciplinary and international collaboration.
The conference will feature a main track for technical papers, a demonstration track, workshops, tutorials, a doctoral consortium and best paper prizes.
The field serves as an excellent setting for AI researchers to demonstrate the application of their work in a rich, real-world domain. The conference also serves as a venue for researchers to showcase their work on the theoretical foundations of computational models of law. Additionally, a session will be organised for the demonstration of creative, robust, and practical working applications and tools, and a Doctoral Consortium will provide doctoral students with an opportunity to publish and present papers on their PhD research and to receive feedback and encouragement from the AI and Law community. Accordingly, authors are invited to submit papers on a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to the conference.
12 - 15 June 2017, 33rd Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS XXXIII), Ljubljana, SloveniaDate: 12 - 15 June 2017Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
MFPS conferences are dedicated to the areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science that are related to models of computation in general, and to semantics of programming languages in particular. This is a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas. The participation of researchers in neighbouring areas is strongly encouraged.
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: bio-computation; concurrent qualitative and quantitative distributed systems; process calculi; probabilistic systems; constructive mathematics; domain theory and categorical models; formal languages; formal methods; game semantics; lambda calculus; programming-language theory; quantum computation; security; topological models; logic; type systems; type theory. We also welcome contributions that address applications of semantics to novel areas such as complex systems, markets, and networks, for example.For more information, see coalg.org/mfps-calco2017.
12 - 14 June 2017, Conference on Logic and Machine Learning in Natural Languages (LaML), Goeteborg, SwedenDate: 12 - 14 June 2017Location: Goeteborg, SwedenDeadline: Tuesday 4 April 2017
The past two decades have seen impressive progress in a variety of areas of AI, particularly NLP, through the application of machine learning methods to a wide range of tasks. While deep learning is opening up exciting new approaches to longstanding, difficult problems in computational linguistics, it also raises important foundational questions. Specifically, we do not have a clear formal understanding of why multi-level recursive deep neural networks achieve the success in learning and classification that they are delivering. It is also not obvious whether they should displace more traditional, logically driven methods, or be combined with them. Finally, we need to explore the extent, if any, to which both logical models and machine learning methods offer insights into the cognitive foundations of natural language.
The Conference on Logic and Machine Learning in Natural Language will address these questions and related issues. It will feature invited talks by leading researchers in both fields, and high level contributed papers selected through open competition and rigorous review. Our aim is to initiated a genuine dialogue between these two approaches, where they have traditionally remained separate and in competition.
We anticipate accepting 17 papers for oral presentation, and up to 20 papers for poster presentation.For more information, see clasp.gu.se/news-events/conference-on-logic-and-machine-learning-in-natural-language--laml-/call-for-papers or contact laml2017 at easychair.org.
8 - 10 June 2017, Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures 2017: Frank Jackson, Bochum, GermanyDate: 8 - 10 June 2017Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
The Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures are an annual event started by Prof. Dr. Albert Newen from the Institute of Philosophy II at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany in 2007. The Lectures provide a platform for distinguished scholars to present their work in the form of several talks on their preferred topic. The focus is usually on the areas of Philosophy of Mind, Language or Science. In turn, graduate students interested in these topics get the chance to engage in extensive discussion and get in touch with state-of-the-art research. In addition, some of them have the chance to present their own work on related topics during a graduate conference, based on a peer review process.
From June 8-10, 2017, the next RCL will be presented by Prof. Frank Jackson (ANU), who is going to present his work on meaning, perception, and the nature of mind in Bochum, as always in the context of a Graduate workshop where several PhD students and Postdocs will also have the chance to present their ideas on themes from the work of Frank Jackson.
In addition to Prof. Jackson's lectures, several PhD-student or early postdoc presentations (constraint: PhD finished 2014 or later) are planned. In addition we have room for one or two experienced postdoc presentations: Postdocs (constraint: PhD finished 2010 or later) are invited to submit an abstract indicating it to be a postdoc-presentation. Topics should be related to the main theme of the conference in a loose sense. Papers will be selected based on a blind review process.
7 - 9 June 2017, 23rd International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems (AUTOMATA 2017), Milano, ItalyDate: 7 - 9 June 2017Location: Milano, ItalyDeadline: Wednesday 8 February 2017
The aim of the AUTOMATA series is:
- To establish and maintain a permanent, international, multidisciplinary forum for the collaboration of researchers in the field of Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS).
- To provide a platform for presenting and discussing new ideas and results.
- To support the development of theory and applications of CA and DCS (e.g. parallel computing, physics, biology, social sciences, and others) as long as fundamental aspects and their relations are concerned.
- To identify and study within an inter- and multidisciplinary context, the important fundamental aspects, concepts, notions and problems concerning CA and DCS.
Authors are invited to submit papers of no more than 12 pages (for full papers) or 8 pages (for exploratory papers). Papers presenting original and unpublished research on all fundamental aspects of cellular automata, affine/correlated models of automata (such as automata networks, finite automata over finite/infinite words, picture languages), and related discrete complex systems are sought.For more information, see automata17.disco.unimib.it.
5 - 9 June 2017, UCNC 2017: Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation, Fayetteville AR, U.S.A.Date: 5 - 9 June 2017Location: Fayetteville AR, U.S.A.Deadline: Monday 23 January 2017
The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) is a meeting where scientists from many different backgrounds are united in their interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and computational aspects of natural processes. UCNC provides a forum for such scientists to meet and discuss their work. The 16th UCNC will take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, a city nestled in the Ozark Mountains and home to the University of Arkansas.
The conference includes talks by invited speakers Erik Demaine, Masayuki Endo and Jose Felix Costa, tutorials by Jerome Durand-Lose and Makato Naruse, and workshops on 'Membranes/Systems Biology', 'Cortical Computation' and 'Physics and Computation'.
Authors are invited to submit original research papers (of, at most, 12 pages in LNCS format), or one-page poster abstracts. Papers must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference with published proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference.
5 - 7 June 2017, 36th meeting of JAF (Journées sur les Arithmétiques Faibles), St. Petersburg, RussiaDate: 5 - 7 June 2017Location: St. Petersburg, RussiaDeadline: Monday 1 May 2017
Scope: Provability and definability in arithmetics, model theory and arithmetics, (un)decidability of arithmetics, modelling computations on logical theories.
This meeting is dedicated to Yuri Matiyasevich on the occasion of his 70th birthday, and one conference day will be dedicated to topics related to the research interests of Yuri Matiyasevich (Hilbet's Tenth Problem and its generalizations, undecidability).
If you want to present a talk, please send us the title and a short (not longer than one page) abstract. Abstracts of contributed talks, in PDF and LaTeX format, not exceeding one A4 (11pt) page, should be submitted by May 1, 2017.
5 - 7 June 2017, Workshop on topics at the intersection between the philosophy of language and linguistics, Zuerich, SwitzerlandDate: 5 - 7 June 2017Location: Zuerich, SwitzerlandDeadline: Friday 17 March 2017
The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Zurich is organizing a workshop on topics at the intersection between the philosophy of language and linguistics. Invited speakers will be Angelika Kratzer (Amherst), John MacFarlane (Berkeley) and Maribel Romero (Konstanz).
Presentations should be suitable for a 90 minute slot divided equally between presentation and discussion, started off by a 10 minute commentary. Suitable topics may be anything at the intersection of the philosophy of language and linguistics. Please make your abstracts suitable for blind review. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 17, 2017.For more information, see www.philosophie.uzh.ch/de/seminar/lehrstuehle/theoretische2/langandling.html or contact zurichphilosophyconference at gmail.com.
31 May - 2 June 2017, Reasoning and Argumentation in Science, Munich, GermanyDate: 31 May - 2 June 2017Location: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Progress in science is not only a matter of new models and theories, but also of new ways of reasoning and arguing for specific conclusions. In this conference, we focus on these epistemological features of science and consider the following questions: Which new reasoning and argumentation schemes do contemporary scientists use? How are these schemes justified, and how can they be assessed? Is it possible to come up with a unified normative theory of reasoning and argumentation in science? The conference focuses on reasoning and argumentation in the sciences in general, but there will also be a special focus on reasoning in specific natural and social sciences.
Keynote Speakers: Catarina Dutilh Noaves, Christian List and Wayne Myrvold.
We invite submissions for presentations on any topic relating to reasoning and argumentation in science, broadly construed. Submissions should include both a short abstract (max. 100 words) and an extended abstract (500-1000 words), and should be made through our automatic submission system by 1 March, 2017. To submit, please prepare your abstract for blind review and follow the instructions on the webpage.For more information, see www.en.cas.uni-muenchen.de/events/conferences/ws_eva_krzyzanowska_hartmann.
23 - 25 May 2017, Proofs of Propositions in 14th Century Logic, St Andrews, ScotlandDate: 23 - 25 May 2017Location: St Andrews, ScotlandDeadline: Monday 16 January 2017
Paul Spade famously complained in 2000 that four key components of late medieval logic were mysterious to modern scholars. Since then, much has been done to clarify two of them (obligations and supposition), but the other two (exposition and proofs of propositions) remain just as mysterious. The aim of this workshop is to reach a clearer understanding of the genre of 'proofs of propositions' (probationes propositionum) that came to characterize British logic in the second half of the 14th century. We would also welcome contributions that shed some light on the earlier theories of 'exposition' that were subsumed into this new genre.
Our invited speakers are Jennifer Ashworth, Harald Berger, Egbert Bos, Martin Dekarli, Ota PavlÃcek and Joke Spruyt.
Please submit abstracts of around 250 words to the organizers Mark Thakkar (mnat at st-andrews.ac.uk) and Stephen Read by Monday 16 January 2017. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of January.
21 - 25 May 2017, The 13th International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2017), Barcelona, SpainDate: 21 - 25 May 2017Location: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: Saturday 21 January 2017
The ICAS 2017 (International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems) is a multi-track event covering related topics on theory and practice on systems automation, autonomous systems and autonomic computing.
Special tracks include FUCOMA (Fuzzy Cognitive Maps), IoIT (Internet of Intelligent and Autonomic Things) and DEMAS (Deliberative Multi-Agent Systems).
We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.For more information, see www.iaria.org/conferences2017/ICAS17.html.
19 - 20 May 2017, The sixth Automated Formal Methods workshop (AFM 2017), Menlo Park CA, U.S.A.Date: 19 - 20 May 2017Location: Menlo Park CA, U.S.A.Deadline: Monday 27 March 2017
AFM is a workshop centered around the use and integration of highly automated formal verification tools for specification, interactive theorem proving, satisfiability (SAT) and satisfiability modulo theories (SMT), model checking, program verification, static analysis, runtime verification, code generation, and testing, as well as interfaces, documentation, and education.
It consists of both invited talks and contributed papers on May 19, and tutorials covering recent progress in tools such as PVS, SAL/SALLY/HybridSAL, Yices, SeaHorn, Radler, and Bixie. AFM functions both as a user's meeting for SRI's tools such as PVS, SAL, and Yices, and as a workshop for those interested in state of the art automation for formal methods generally.
We welcome position papers, research papers, and reports on work in progress on the topics listed above and all other aspects of state of the art automation, particularly those that report on experiments, tool integration and evaluation, and case studies.For more information, see fm.csl.sri.com/AFM17.
18 - 19 May 2017, Workshop on Ampliative Reasoning in the Sciences, Gent, BelgiumDate: 18 - 19 May 2017Location: Gent, BelgiumDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Charles Peirce introduced the term 'ampliative' for reasoning in which the conclusion of an argument goes beyond that what is already contained in its premises. The workshop is devoted to the philosophical analysis of different forms of ampliative reasoning as they occur in scientific practice, such as abduction, inductive generalisation, reasoning by analogy and causal reasoning. We aim at a mix of contributions from formal, methodological and historical perspectives.
Keynote speakers: Chiara Ambrosio, Ulrike Hahn and Bert Leuridan.
We welcome submissions on any topic that fits into the scope as described above.
15 - 19 May 2017, 16th International Conference on Relational and Algebratic Methods in Computer Science (RAMiCS 2017), Lyon, FranceDate: 15 - 19 May 2017Location: Lyon, France
For more than two decades, the RAMiCS conferences series has been the main venue for research on relation algebras, Kleene algebras and similar algebraic formalisms, and their applications as conceptual and methodological tools in computer science and beyond.
Invited Speakers: Annabelle McIver (Macquarie University, Sydney), Jean-Eric Pin (CNRS, IRIF, Paris) and Alexandra Silva (University College, London).
We invite submissions in the general field of algebraic structures relevant to computer science and on applications of such algebras.For more information, see ramics-conference.org.
8 - 12 May 2017, The 21st International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR-21), Maun, BotswanaDate: 8 - 12 May 2017Location: Maun, BotswanaDeadline: Sunday 1 January 2017
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 21st LPAR will be held will be held in Maun, Botswana, at Cresta Riley's Hotel, 7-12th May 2017.
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. Abstract Submission deadline: 1 January 2017.For more information, see www.LPAR-21.info.
8 - 12 May 2017, Brazilian Logic Meeting (XVIII EBL), Pirenopolis, BrazilDate: 8 - 12 May 2017Location: Pirenopolis, BrazilDeadline: Sunday 5 February 2017
The Brazilian Logic Meeting (EBL) is a traditional event of the Brazilian Logic Society (SBL). They have been occurring since 1979. It congregates logicians of different fields and the meeting is an important moment for the Brazilian and South-American community to join together and engage in a discussion about the state-of-art of their subject. The areas of Logic covered spread over Foundations and Philosophy of Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Informatics, Linguistics, and Artificial Intelligence.
We cordially invite submissions of contributed papers on the general topics of Logic. We are also happy to host round tables proposals with a duration of at most two hours. Extended deadline: 5 February 2017.
5 - 6 May 2017, Logic in Bochum III, Bochum, GermanyDate: 5 - 6 May 2017Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Wednesday 15 March 2017
The annual workshop Logic in Bochum gathers logicians from different domains for a two-day workshop at Ruhr University Bochum. This year it will take place on the 5th and 6th of May. The workshop traditionally consists of two parts: the first part (day 1), devoted to a specific area of logic and the second part (day 2) devoted to a variety of topics. Invited speakers include: Joao Marcos, Gabriella Pigozzi, Niko Strobach and Allard Tamminga.
We invite submissions of abstracts for the first part of the workshop, which this year focuses on deontic logics. Abstracts of about 500 words are to be submitted via EasyChair by the 15th of March 2017.For more information, see homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/defeasible-reasoning/Logic-In-Bochum-III.html.
4 - 6 May 2017, Formal Methods and Science in Philosophy 2, Dubrovnik, CroatiaDate: 4 - 6 May 2017Location: Dubrovnik, CroatiaDeadline: Friday 31 March 2017
The general subject of the conference are problems of philosophical ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind that are formulated or solved using formal methods (as defined in logic, mathematics, formal linguistics, theoretical computer science, information science, AI) and/or with references to the results of natural and social sciences.
The conference will include a special session "Logic, concepts and communication", a panel discussion "Proposal of a BD/MD/PhD in philosophy on: Philosophy & Computer Science. A perspective for applied formal philosophy", and a PhD session with 20 minutes talks followed by 10 minutes discussion.
Please, submit a 600 characters abstract for a 30 minutes talk (+ 10 minutes discussion). Please, indicate if the abstract is meant for a PhD session.
2 - 4 May 2017, PhDs in Logic IX, Bochum, GermanyDate: 2 - 4 May 2017Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Thursday 2 February 2017
PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organised by local 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 minutes) presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research. We are happy to announce that the ninth edition of PhDs in Logic will take place at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, during 2nd - 4th May 2017.
Confirmed tutorial speakers are: Petr Cintula (Czech Academy of Sciences), María Manzano (University of Salamanca), João Marcos (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte), Gabriella Pigozzi (University Paris-Dauphine), Christian Straßer (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr-University Bochum).
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 between 2 and 3 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 20-minute presentation during the conference. The deadline for abstract submission is 2nd February 2017.For more information, see www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/phdsinlogicix.
29 April 2017, Models for Formal Analysis of Real Systems (MARS 2017), Uppsala, SwedenDate: Saturday 29 April 2017Location: Uppsala, SwedenDeadline: Friday 20 January 2017
To show that a developed approach for automated reasoning actually scales to real systems, large case studies are essential. The development of formal models of real systems usually requires translating informal descriptions into a chosen specification formalism, and usually takes a large amount of time, often months or years, without even starting a formal analysis. When publishing the results on a formal analysis in a scientific paper, details of the model have to be skipped due to lack of space, and often the lessons learnt from modelling are not discussed since they are not the main focus of the paper. The workshop aims at discussing exactly these unmentioned lessons.
The workshop emphasises modelling over verification. In particular, we invite papers that present full Models of Real Systems, which may lay the basis for future formal analysis. The workshop will bring together researchers from different communities that all aim at verifying real systems and are developing formal models for such systems. Areas where large models often occur are within networks, (trustworthy) systems and software verification (from byte code up to programming- and specification languages). An aim of the workshop is to present different modelling approaches and discuss pros and cons for each of them.
Submissions must be unpublished and not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Appendices (of arbitrary length) can be used to present all details of a formalised model; the appendices will be part of the proceedings. In case a formal model is presented that is modelled in some formalism or tool, these models have to be submitted as well. They will be published as part of the proceedings, and will be made available in our Repository of Models for Formal Analysis of Real Systems. Submission deadline: Friday 13 January 2017.
29 April 2017, 2nd International Workshop on Causal Reasoning for Embedded and Safety-critical Systems Technologies (CREST 2017), Uppsala, SwedenDate: Saturday 29 April 2017Location: Uppsala, SwedenDeadline: Friday 27 January 2017
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. 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.
CREST 2017 is a satellite event of ETAPS 2017.
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 (EPTCS). 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.
27 - 29 April 2017, Workshop "Negation & Negativity in Natural Language", Bochum, GermanyDate: 27 - 29 April 2017Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Negation and negativity are key features of human languages. While negation is a phenomenon of semantic opposition, negativity adresses a broader spectrum of phenomena. The investigation of the form and meaning of negation and negativity in natural language is at the heart of many debates in philosophy, linguistics, logic and psychology. The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to bring together the various perspectives of negation and negativity and thereby force the interdisciplinary research on negation and negativity in natural language.
We invite authors to submit an abstract of max. 500 words excluding references in PDF format for a talk of ca. 35 min (incl. discussion) or for a poster. Up to one extra page for figures is allowed. The five best student and PhD student submissions will be awarded a travel grant of 80€ each.
22 - 23 April 2017, 1st joint international workshop on Developments in Implicit Computational complExity (DICE) and FOundational and Practical Aspects of Resource Analysis (FOPARA), Uppsala, SwedenDate: 22 - 23 April 2017Location: Uppsala, SwedenDeadline: Sunday 19 February 2017
The DICE workshop explores the area of Implicit Computational Complexity (ICC), which grew out from several proposals to use logic and formal methods to provide languages for complexity-bounded computation (e.g. Ptime, Logspace computation). It aims at studying the computational complexity of programs without referring to external measuring conditions or a particular machine model, but only by considering language restrictions or logical/computational principles entailing complexity properties.
The FOPARA workshop serves as a forum for presenting original research results that are relevant to the analysis of resource (e.g. time, space, energy) consumption by computer programs. The workshop aims to bring together the researchers that work on foundational issues with the researchers that focus more on practical results. Therefore, both theoretical and practical contributions are encouraged. We also encourage papers that combine theory and practice.
Given the complementarity and the synergy between these two communities, and following the successful experience of co-location of DICE-FOPARA 2015 in London at ETAPS 2015, we will hold the 8th Workshop on DICE and the 5th Workshop on FOPARA together at ETAPS 2017..
We ask for submission of *regular papers* describing original work (10--15 pages) or *extended abstracts* (2--6 pages) presenting already published work or work in progress.
The joint international DICE-FOPARA workshop serves as a forum for presenting original and established research results that are relevant to the implicit computational complexity theory and to the analysis of resource (e.g. time, space, energy) consumption by computer programs. The workshop aims to bring together the researchers that work on foundational issues with the researchers that focus more on practical results. Therefore, both theoretical and practical contributions are encouraged, as well as papers that combine theory and practice.For more information, see cbr.uibk.ac.at/events/dice-fopara.
18 - 21 April 2017, CAOS 2017: Cognition & Ontologies, Bath, EnglandDate: 18 - 21 April 2017Location: Bath, EnglandDeadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
CAOS is a workshop devoted to the relationship between cognition and ontologies with the purpose to model, simulate and represent cognitive phenomena for artificial intelligence.
CAOS addresses the difficult and topical question how key cognitive phenomena and concepts (and the involved terminology) that can be found across language, psychology and reasoning, can be formally and ontologically understood, analysed and represented. It moreover seeks answers to ways such formalisations and ontological analysis can be exploited in Artificial Intelligence and information systems in general.
We welcome submissions on topics related to the ontology of hypothesised building blocks of cognition (such as, for instance, image schemas, affordances, and related notions) and of cognitive capacities (such as, for instance, concept invention), as well as system-demonstrations modelling these capacities in application settings. CAOS 2017 welcomes researchers from all career stages to participate. Work in progress and student projects are also welcome for submission as the primary goal of the workshop is discussion. All paper must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal.For more information, see caos.inf.unibz.it.
14 - 15 April 2017, Logic and Literary Form, Berkeley CA, U.S.A.Date: 14 - 15 April 2017Location: Berkeley CA, U.S.A.
This conference promises to bridge the gap between literary formalism and formal logic by investigating conceptual and historical links between them in a range of subfields and periods. We will identify discrete affinities and analogical resonances among different areas of logic and literature. We will also consider what the cross-fertilization of ideas and practices has meant for logical and literary fields in the past, and might mean for these disciplines in the present.
We will convene amid an unprecedented wave of scholarship addressing historical and theoretical commonalities in literature and logic. Our conference undertakes an interdisciplinary effort to extend and enrich this current surge in research connecting formal logic and literary formalism.
The program committee cordially invites all researches to submit their papers for presentation. We invite papers on the historical and theoretical dimensions of form and formalism in relation to literature and logic, as well as any other topics related to literary formalism or formal logic.For more information, see logicandliteraryform.wordpress.com.
12 April 2017, BSC Women Lovelace Colloquium 2017, Aberystwyth, WalesDate: Wednesday 12 April 2017Location: Aberystwyth, WalesDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is an annual one day conference for women students of Computing and related subjects. The event started in 2008, and moves around the country - in 2017 it will be at Aberystwyth Universityon April 12th.
The aims of this event are:
- To provide a forum for undergraduate women and masters students to share their ideas and network
- To provide a stimulating series of talks from women in computing, both from academia and industry
- To provide both formal (talks) and informal (networking) advice to undergraduate women about careers in computing from a female perspective
All women students of computing and related subjects(1) are invited to enter one of the poster contests at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium. Your abstract can be on any computing topic you like. We've had submissions on everything from social networking to quantum computing; from medical image processing to wearables (complete with an arduino powered skirt). If it involves computers, we're interested.For more information, see www.aber.ac.uk/en/cs/engagement/lovelace-colloquium or contact bcswomenlovelace at gmail.com.
12 - 13 April 2017, Workshop on Group decision-making in scientific expert committees, Tilburg, The NetherlandsDate: 12 - 13 April 2017Location: Tilburg, The NetherlandsDeadline: Friday 24 February 2017
Scientists are regularly called upon to serve as experts advisors for various institutions, be it on the authorization of a new drug, the effects of climate change, or a monetary policy. Typically, expert advisers are constituted in panels, who are to utter their advice collectively. This raises a variety of questions about the decision-making process: How should the group best take advantage of the individual strengths and expertise? How to wager individual opinions and how to ideally deal with peer disagreement? One may want to devise special deliberation procedures to avoid groupthink, and to install voting rules tailored to the situation at hand.
This workshop aims at gathering researchers who tackle these normative questions, from a variety of perspectives. We aim to bring together approaches from fields such as philosophy of science, social epistemology, political philosophy, political science, judgment aggregation, social choice theory, or agent-based modeling that provide inside on these problems. We are particularly looking for papers who are concerned with the specificity of both group decision-making and scientific expertise (compared to, say, an individual scientist giving advice, or a group of friends choosing a restaurant). Submissions may cover abstract work as well as case studies, and may involve formal tools.
Please submit an extended abstract of maximum 1000 words suitable for blind review, together with a short abstract of maximum 100 words. Submissions may cover abstract work as well as case studies, and may involve formal tools.For more information, see expertgroups17.wordpress.com.
10 - 12 April 2017, Workshop Algebra and Coalgebra meet Proof Theory (ALCOP VIII)Date & Time: 10 - 12 April 2017, 09:00-17:00Location: University of Strathclyde, GlasgowDeadline: Tuesday 14 February 2017
The workshop Algebra and Coalgebra meet Proof Theory (ALCOP) brings together experts in algebraic logic, coalgebraic logic and proof theory to share new results and to strengthen the relationships between these fields.
We invite submissions of a 1-2 page abstract for contributed talks by the extended deadline 14 February 2017: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alcopviii2017
4 April 2017, 2nd Workshop on Coreference Resolution Beyond OntoNotes (CORBON 2017), Valencia, SpainDate: Tuesday 4 April 2017Location: Valencia, SpainDeadline: Monday 23 January 2017
Previous shared tasks on coreference resolution have largely focused on entity coreference. But this constitutes only one of the many kinds of coreference relations that were discussed in theoretical and computational linguistics in the past few decades. In fact, by focusing on entity coreference resolution, NLP researchers have only scratched the surface of the wealth of interesting problems in coreference resolution. This workshop seeks to encourage work on under-investigated coreference resolution tasks (as well as coreference resolution in under-investigated languages) and provide a forum for coreference researchers to discuss and present such work.
The workshop welcomes submissions describing both theoretical and applied computational work on coreference resolution, especially for languages other than English, less-researched forms of coreference and new applications of coreference resolution. The submissions are expected to discuss theories, evaluation, limitations, system development and techniques relevant to the workshop topics.
Papers that describe the creation and annotation of corpora, especially those with less-investigated coreference phenomena and those involving less-researched languages, are particularly welcome. In addition, the program committee members will be asked to give special attention to submissions that echo our special theme on knowledge-rich coreference resolution.For more information, see corbon.nlp.ipipan.waw.pl.
3 April 2017, Cognitive Modelling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL 2017), Valencia (Spain)Date: Monday 3 April 2017Location: Valencia (Spain)Deadline: Monday 16 January 2017
This workshop provides a venue for work in computational psycholinguistics: the computational and mathematical modeling of linguistic generalization, development, and processing. The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse and on both learning and processing.
We invite contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics to problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all natural language-related abilities. We solicit three categories of papers: regular workshop papers, extended abstracts and cross-submissions. Only regular workshop papers will be included in the proceedings as archival publications. The submission deadline is 11:59PM Pacific Time on January 16, 2017.For more information, see cmcl2017.osu.edu.
30 - 31 March 2017, 4th (In)Coherence of discourse workshop , Nancy, FranceDate: 30 - 31 March 2017Location: Nancy, FranceDeadline: Monday 9 January 2017
The objective of the workshop is to discuss the latest advances in the modelling of discourses, in particular the kind held with pathological patients (e.g. schizophrenics). The adopted modelling paradigm is that of formal semantics, which falls within the scope of both linguistics and logic while also making ties to the philosophy of language.
Like the previous (In)Coherence of discourse workshops, the fourth edition is organised by the SLAM (Schizophrenia and Language: Analysis and Modelling) project. The SLAM project aims to systematize the study of pathological conversations as part of an interdisciplinary approach combining Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and Philosophy. It focuses particularly on conversations involving people with psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder).
Authors are invited to submit a two-page PDF abstract (including references), anonymously prepared for review, in English or French.For more information, see discours.loria.fr.
10 - 12 February 2017, 93th Workshop on General Algebra (AAA93), Bern, SwitzerlandDate: 10 - 12 February 2017Location: Bern, SwitzerlandDeadline: Sunday 1 January 2017
The 93th Workshop on General Algebra (93. Arbeitstagung Allgemeine Algebra) will take place at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), Switzerland and will be jointly organized by the University of Bern and the Pädagogische Hochschule Bern. We are happy to announce plenary lectures of the fowolling colleagues: Peter Gumm (Universität Marburg), Michael Pinsker (TU Wien / Charles University Prague), Marcel Tonga (Université de Yaounde I), Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg), Hilary Priestley (University of Oxford), Jens Zumbrägel (TU Dresden) and Jürg Schmid (Universität Bern).
On Friday 10 we will organize a special session on applications of algebra with contributions of Bernhard Ganter (TU Dresden), Baris Sertkaya (FH Frankfurt a.M.), Jens Zumbrägel (TU Dresden), Peter Mayr (University of Colorado) and Geoff Ostrin (Berner Fachhochschule).
Besides the plenary talks, contributed talks by the conference participants will be scheduled. If you intend to give a contributed talk (20min), please submit an abstract not later than 1 January 2017. RegistrationFor more information, see www.wirtschaft.bfh.ch/nc/de/forschung/e_government_institut/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen_details.html.
CfP special issue of Journal of Automated Reasoning (JAR) on Automated Reasoning SystemsDeadline: Monday 3 April 2017
The past few decades have seen major developments and practical achievements in automated reasoning systems. For example, SAT solving has become an inherent part of the standard hardware production process; SMT solvers are now the backbone of most software verification techniques; first-order theorem provers have pushed the productivity of interactive theorem proving to a new level; computer algebra systems have solved difficult problems in mathematics and biology; knowledge representation systems have become indispensable for reasoning in the world wide web; automatic termination checkers routinely prove the termination of complex programs.
This special issue is dedicated to automated reasoning systems in their full variety, along the dimensions of considered logic, considered problem, application area and user base. In particular, we welcome papers emphasizing engineering aspects because, while often crucial for the success of automated reasoning tools, they are typically not given a sufficiently detailed treatment in theory papers or system description papers published at conferences or workshops.For more information, see www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/JARS17.
CfP special issue of Studia Logica on "From Permissions to Obligations"Deadline: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Even though deontic logic has long been concerned with the relation between obligation and permission, this relation is usually understood the other way around. Obligations imply permissions, or permissions constrain the promulgation of further obligations. However, exercising one's rights, or acting on one's permission can also generate obligations for others. For instance, debtors are obligated to comply when their creditors exercise their right to request payment. Free trade agreements place their signatories under the obligation not to pass protectionist regulations. This aspect has received comparatively little attention. This special issue of Studia Logica aims at filling this gap by focusing on the essential aspects of obligations generated from permissions.
Guest Editors: Piotr Kulicki (KUL, Lublin, Poland) and Olivier Roy (UNI Bayreuth, Germany).
CfP special issue of IfCoLog Journal on Argument StrengthDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
We invite authors to submit papers to a Special Issue on Argument Strength to be published in IfCoLog (Journal of Logics and Their Applications, College Publications). In December 2016 the workshop "Argument Strength 2016" took place at Ruhr-University Bochum. In the special issue we intend to publish original high quality contributions on the basis of talks given at the workshop and we also welcome contributions from other authors.
Arguments vary in strength. The strength of an argument is affected, for instance, by the plausibility of its premises, the nature of the link between its premises and its conclusion, and the prior acceptability of the conclusion. The aim of this special issue is to collect original and high quality contributions from the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, logic, and argumentation theory, which are related to the strength of arguments.
CfP special issue of "Philosophies" on logic, inference, probability, and paradoxDeadline: Thursday 20 July 2017
Reasoning with uncertain knowledge is a growing area of interest, involving several tendencies, such as reasoning with non-standard theories of probability (e.g., theories of probability based on non-classical logics) and combining argumentation systems with probabilities or probabilistic semantics. All such tendencies and areas of investigation are naturally generalized to possibility systems and other credal calculi. This poses new and intriguing questions on the philosophy of probability and credal calculi in general, amplifying the discussions around the correct formal theories of probability and on the interpretations of probability, among the classical, logical, frequentist, propensity, and subjectivist (and possibly others). Dilemmas and paradoxes in probabilities and credal calculi are also a relevant area of research.
This Special Issue intends to contribute to the state-of-the-art of such research topics by gathering together the contribution of authors in interconnected areas including logical, mathematical and conceptual aspects. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guest Editors: Julio Stern Walter Carnielli Juliana Bueno-Soler.
All papers are invited in the following (non-exclusive) topics:
-interpretations of probability, possibility and other credal calculi
-philosophy of probability, possibility and other credal calculi
-probabilistic and possibilistic argumentation and inference
-probability, possibility and uncertain reasoning
-paradoxes in probability, possibility and other credal calculiFor more information, see www.mdpi.com/journal/philosophies/special_issues/paradox or contact walter.carnielli at cle.unicamp.br.
CfP special issue of TPLP on "Parallel and Distributed Computation in (Constraint) Logic Programming"Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Since its inception, logic programming has been recognized as an ideal paradigm for addressing the needs of parallel computing. After over 30 years of research in these domains, the state of the art has reached a stage where technologies are highly complex and sophisticated, and applications are plentiful. Yet, the continuous development of novel architectures, the appearance of new domains and potential applications, and the developments in novel logic programming languages and paradigms are creating new research opportunities and fueling new ideas and developments. The goal of this special issue is to provide a multi-fold perspective of research at the junction between parallel and distributed computation and (constraint) logic programming.
CfP special issue of Topoi on "Inferences and Proofs"Deadline: Friday 31 March 2017
Since its birth, logic has been concerned with the study of correct reasonings or, more specifically, of proofs. A proof should have the epistemic power to provide us with justification for the judgement or assertion which it ends with. This power is, from a different point of view, the power to compel one to accept the conclusion of the proof. Which forms of reasoning can be said to have such power? And above all, how can they exert an epistemic power of compulsion?
According to Descartes, a correct reasoning is nothing but a chain of valid inferences. The epistemic power of proofs should therefore depend on the epistemic power of valid inferences. The problem then becomes: what is a (valid) inference? And why do valid inferences have an epistemic force? These questions, far from being psychological in nature, rather involve epistemology, logic and mathematics.
TOPOI invites submissions to the special issue "Inferences and proofs", edited by Gabriella Crocco and Antonio Piccolomini d'Aragona. Main areas of interest: Dag Prawitz's proof-theoretic semantics and recent theory of grounds, Per Martin-Löf intuitionistic type theory, Category theory, Contextual approaches to epistemic issues, and Kurt Gödel's notion of absolute proof.
12 - 16 July 2016, Eleventh Panhellenic Logic Symposium (PLS11), Delphi, GreeceDate: 12 - 16 July 2016Location: Delphi, GreeceDeadline: Wednesday 12 April 2017
The Panhellenic Logic Symposium is a biennial scientific event that was established in 1997. It aims to promote interaction and cross-fertilization among different areas of logic. Originally conceived as a way of bringing together the many logicians of Hellenic descent throughout the world, the PLS has evolved into an international forum for the communication of state-of-the-art advances in logic. The scientific program of PLS11 will consist of hour-long invited talks, tutorials and presentations of accepted contributed papers and posters. The symposium is open to researchers worldwide who work in logic broadly conceived.
Original papers that fall within the scope of the symposium are solicited. Prospective speakers of twenty-minute presentations are invited to submit a paper, in English, not exceeding six pages. If possible, each submitted paper should be classified in one of the following areas: Ancient Logic, Computability Theory, History and Philosophy of Logic, Logic in Computer Science, Model Theory, Nonclassical and Modal Logics, Proof Theory, or Set Theory. Paper submission deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Graduate students and young researchers are invited to submit a short abstract on work in progress but not yet ready for a regular contributed talk. Authors of accepted abstracts will have an opportunity to present their results in poster form in a special poster session. Interested students should submit abstracts of no more than one page in PDF form by Friday June 2.
14 September 2017, Workshop "How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?"Date & Time: Thursday 14 September 2017, 13:00
On 14/9 we have a little workshop in Nijmegen to launch the project 'The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?' (Big Question 1 in Language in Interaction). There will be talks by Brain Murphy (Belfast), Stefan Frank (Nijmegen), Marcel van Gerven (Nijmegen), Hartmut Fitz (MPI Nijmegen) and Jelle Zuidema (Amsterdam), and lots of discussion on brain decoding and computational modeling of language processing in the brain. Registration is free.
14 - 15 September 2017, Workshop "Attitudes in Context", Regensburg, GermanyDate: 14 - 15 September 2017Location: Regensburg, Germany
"Attitudes in Context" is an interdisciplinary workshop with philosophers and psychologists on recent developments and problems in the theory of attitudes. Philosophical debates on the nature of attitudes ? triggered by phenomena of behavioral inconsistency ? have received novel input from psychological methods of measuring attitudes. In turn, the debate on techniques of measuring attitudes in psychology has led to discussions of foundational issues in attitude theory. This workshop creates a shared floor for discussing attitude theory and recent empirical results.For more information, see www.uni-regensburg.de/philosophie-kunst-geschichte-gesellschaft/theoretische-philosophie/workshops/2017/index.html or contact christoph.michel at ur.de.
12 - 16 September 2017, 1st Summer School on Formal Methods for Cyber-Physical Systems, Verona, ItalyDate: 12 - 16 September 2017Location: Verona, Italy
The 1st Summer School on Formal Methods for Cyber-Physical Systems (FM-CPS) focuses on the foundations, techniques, and tools for analysis, verification, control, synthesis, implementation, and applications of cyber-physical systems (CPS). Applications deal broadly with engineering and natural systems, including signal circuits, robotics, automotive and avionics, large-scale infrastructure networks, as well as biochemical and physiological processes.
This first edition of the school has the goal of presenting the state of the art of the current techniques in controller synthesis for hybrid systems, to enable doctoral students and young researchers to advance the field and apply the developed methodologies to concrete scenarios promoting their application in the industrial practice. The control synthesis problem will be addressed both in the discrete domain and in the timed/hybrid one with techniques ranging from supervisory control, to synthesizing strategies in a two-player game, and to control-theoretic techniques.
The school will include tutorial presentations as well as laboratory sessions that will allow the students to apply the concepts introduced during the lectures in a laboratory set-up.
11 - 22 September 2017, 9th DGfS Computational Linguistics Fall School, Duesseldorf, GermanyDate: 11 - 22 September 2017Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
The DGfS Computational Linguistics Fall School was established in 2001 by the Special Interest Group on Computational Linguistics of the German Linguistic Society as a biennial event for students who wish to broaden their knowledge of techniques and methods used in natural language processing. The motivation is to give interested students an understanding of innovative and emerging fields in computational linguistics, including fields not traditionally taught in standard degree programs.
The Fall School offers the following four courses, each of which consists of ten 90-minutes lectures:
- Michael Franke, Michael Henry Tessler: Computational Pragmatics
- Hassan M. Sajjad, Fahim Imaduddin: Deep Learning for Machine Translation
- Laura Kallmeyer, Timm Lichte, Rainer Osswald, Simon Petitjean: Grammar Implementation with Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars and Frame Semantics
- Felix Bildhauer, Roland Schäfer: Creation, Use, and Analysis of Linguistically Annotated ResourcesFor more information, see cl-fallschool2017.phil.hhu.de.
10 - 12 September 2017, 70th birthday of John Truss: homogeneous structures, permutation groups, and connections to set theory, Leeds, EnglandDate: 10 - 12 September 2017Location: Leeds, England
This conference focusses on several related interests of John: first order structures which are homogeneous in the sense of Fraïssé (or of more recent generalisations), and also ω-categorical structures in model theory; automorphism groups of such structures, and connections to other fields such as permutation group theory, semigroup theory, Ramsey theory and other aspects of combinatorics, topological dynamics; connections to set theory – related questions in combinatorial set theory, and permutation group methods in set theory.
This is a BLC-supported meeting.For more information, see www1.maths.leeds.ac.uk/pure/logic/events/homogeneous or contact Dugald Macpherson at h.d.macpherson at leeds.ac.uk.
7 - 12 September 2017, Conference & Workshop on Set Theoretic & Topological Methods in Model Theory, Tezpur, IndiaDate: 7 - 12 September 2017Location: Tezpur, India
The aim of this programme is to bring together mathematicians and logicians working on/interested in various topics on the border of model theory, topology and set theory. The leading themes are topological dynamics and descriptive set theoretic methods in model theory. Apart from the state of the art lectures by leading experts, two tutorials, each consisting of 3 one-hour talks on the main themes of the meeting, are being planned. The meeting will give opportunity for discussion and collaboration between experts from different but related parts of logic. This may result in the future in discovering new interactions between model theory, topology and set theory.For more information, see www.isical.ac.in/~statmath/smsconf.
4 September 2017, Workshop "From minimal to complex collective actions", Milan, ItalyDate: Monday 4 September 2017Location: Milan, Italy
This workshop aims at bringing together philosophers of mind and action to discuss the interrelation between minimal and complex collective actions from different angles. Questions include (but are not restricted to): What are the minimal criteria for there to be a collective action? How do minimal or basic cases of joint action come into existence and how do they interrelate with more complex cases that may take place in larger groups and in institutional frameworks? Are complex collective actions reducible to a set of minimal collective actions? Are non-human animals able to engage in minimal collective action? What is the developmental basis of minimal and complex collective actions? What are the implications of minimal collective action for social science? What is the contribution of neuroscience to our understanding of collective action?
Keynote Speakers: Stephen Butterfill (University of Warwick), Sara Rachel Chant (Tulane University) and Kirk Ludwig (University of Bloomington).For more information, see www.cssa.unimi.it/events/workshops.
25 August 2017, Workshop on Logic and Automata Theory in memory of Zoltán Ésik, Stockholm, SwedenDate: Friday 25 August 2017Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Zoltán Ésik was an automata theorist of high calibre from the Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary. Among his many contributions to the subject, perhaps the most important is the study of equational properties of fixed point operators, constituting Iteration Theories (a book he co-authored with Stephen Bloom). This one-day workshop, a satellite event of CSL 2017, is intended as a tribute to Zoltán Ésik, constituting a discussion of topics that lie at the intersection of automata theory, logic and algebra. The workshop mainly consists of invited talks but also has room for the sharing of memories.
22 - 27 August 2017, International Summer School for Proof Theory in First-order Logic, Funchal, Madeira, PortugalDate: 22 - 27 August 2017Location: Madeira, Portugal
The Kurt Gödel Society will host a summer school on Proof Theory in First-Order Logic at the University of Madeira, Funchal, Madeira from August 22 to August 27.
The summer school targets master and doctoral students in Logic, Computer Science and Mathematics with a strong interest in Logic and Proof Theory. We particularly encourage students to apply to student lessons in order to present their ongoing research, but the event is open to all interested students.For more information, see kgs.logic.at/madeira.
21 - 23 August 2017, 3rd Workshop on Philosophy, Logic and Analytical Metaphysics (Filomena 2017), Natal, BrazilDate: 21 - 23 August 2017Location: Natal, Brazil
The third edition of the FILOMENA Workshop (FIlosofia, LOgica e MEtafísica aNAlítica), promoted by the Group for Logic and Formal Philosophy from the UFRN, has the purpose of gathering logicians working at the intersection of Logic and Metaphysics, through the application of formal methods in Philosophy. Logic, a branch of Philosophy on its own, has outgrown its original purposes and found connections with other areas of Philosophy, such as Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Mind. Logic has proved to be a powerful tool for analyzing different philosophical theories, as well as their foundations and implications; moreover, the birth and development of non-classical logics has expanded its domain of application much beyond the dreams of its progenitors.
Invited Speakers: Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki), Jonas Arenhart (Federal University of Santa Catarina) and Giorgio Venturi (State University of Campinas).
7 - 25 August 2017, Logic in Stockholm 2017, Stockholm, SwedenDate & Time: 7 - 25 August 2017, 08:00-22:00Location: Stockholm, SwedenTarget audience: mathematics, computer science, philosophy
Logic in Stockholm 2017 is a series of logic related events organised by the Departments of Mathematics and Philosophy at Stockholm University, and the Group of Theoretical Computer Science at KTH. The series consists of the following events:
- August 7–11: The Third Nordic Logic Summer School, NLS 2017
- August 14–20: The 2017 ASL European Summer Meeting (Logic Colloquium), LC 2017
- August 20–24: The 26th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic, CSL 2017
- August 16–19: Workshop on Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2017, LACompLing2017.
- August 25: Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems, LAMAS 2017.
- August 25: Workshop on Logic and Automata Theory in memory of Zoltán Ésik.
See the conference homepages or the individual conference announcements for CFPs.For more information, see www.math-stockholm.se/en/konferenser-och-akti/logic-in-stockholm-2 or contact Valentin Goranko at valentin.goranko at philosophy.su.se.
2 - 4 August 2017, W6: Topics on Philosophy of Logic, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaDate: 2 - 4 August 2017Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
This is the annual meeting of the Buenos Aires Logic Group. The scope of the event includes topics in non-classical logic, recovery operators, semantics paradoxes, logical pluralism and applications of logic.For more information, see ba-logic.com/workshops/6th-workshop.
31 July - 4 August 2017, 10th International Summer School on Verification Technology, Systems & Applications, Saarbrücken, GermanyDate: 31 July - 4 August 2017Location: Saarbrücken, Germany
We believe that all three aspects verification technology, systems & applications strongly depend on each other and that progress in the area of formal analysis and verification can only be made if all three aspects are considered as a whole. Our five speakers Rajeev Alur, Christel Baier, Hoon Hong, Andrew Reynolds and Thomas Wies stand for this view in that they represent and will present a particular verification technology and its implementation in a system in order to successfully apply the approach to real world verification problems.
The school is synchronized with the SC2 Summer School 2017, happening at the same time in the same place. The deadline for application is June 1st, 2017.
30 July - 5 August 2017, Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2017, Munich, GermanyDate: 30 July - 5 August 2017Location: Munich, Germany
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the fourth Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students. Since women are significantly underrepresented in philosophy generally and in formal philosophy in particular, this summer school is aimed at encouraging women to engage with mathematical methods and apply them to philosophical problems.
This year the focus of the summer school will be to provide a framework for developing expertise in formal approaches used in (1) philosophy of language, (2) philosophy of logic, and (3) philosophy of mathematics. The summer school will offer the opportunity for study in an informal setting, for lively debate, and for the development of a network with students and professors interested in the application of formal methods in philosophy. Finally, being located at the MCMP, the summer school will also provide a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for meeting like-minded philosophers.
The deadline for applications is *March 5, 2017.For more information, see www.mathsummer.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html or contact Marianna Antonutti at mathsummer2017 at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
29 July - 4 August 2017, Set Theory Conference on the occasion of Ronald Jensen's 80th birthday, Muenster, GermanyDate: 29 July - 4 August 2017Location: Muenster, Germany
Tentative list of speakers (incomplete): Gunter Fuchs (CUNY), Moti Gitik (Tel Aviv University), Menachem Magidor (Jerusalem), Adrian Mathias (Reunion), Itay Neeman (UCLA), John Steel (Berkeley), W. Hugh Woodin (Harvard) and Martin Zeman (UC Irvine).For more information, see wwwmath.uni-muenster.de/logik/Personen/rds/set_theory_conference_2017.html.
23 - 29 July 2017, Symposium "The interface between the study of cultural diversity in science and decision-making in science policy", Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 23 - 29 July 2017Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The International Association for Science and Cultural Diversity (IASCUD) is hosting a symposium titled "The interface between the study of cultural diversity in science and decision-making in science policy" at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology to be held in Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017. The organisers of the symposium are Nina Atanasova (Toledo OH, U.S.A.) and Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Hamburg, Germany).
In this symposium, we wish to explore the actual and potential connections between researchers who study the cultural variety of science from historical, sociological, and philosophical perspectives and the deciders and stakeholders in both local and global science policy: Are policy makers informed about the effects of scientific cultural diversity? If so, how does this affect their decisions? If not, what can researchers of cultural diversity in science do in order to connect to the decision makers?
23-29 July 2017, Symposium on History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC symposium @ICHST), Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 23-29 July 2017Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
We are happy to announce that the Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing will submit a proposal for the organization of the DHST/DLMPS HaPoC symposium titled 'The Ubiquity of Computing: historical and philosophical issues'.
The history of information and communication technologies (ICTs), despite its approximately 70 years, has already shown a rich accumulated experience coming from the most diversified initiatives, efforts and pioneering projects. Fully incorporated into reality, to the point of being considered ubiquitous, ICTs can be considered mature enough to bring about a balance that seeks to account for its past and its origins. A more extensive study of their history surely contributes to establish a valuable research field and to consolidate an international community of historians and philosophers of ICTs, discussing and framing propositions that can help to inspire and produce future developments.
For more information, see http://hapoc.org/node/176.
23 - 29 July 2017, Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic & Computation, Goettingen, GermanyDate: 23 - 29 July 2017Location: Goettingen, Germany
This summer school offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to experience compelling lectures on Logic and Computation.
Encouraged by previous years of success, we offer students from all over the world the possibility to sign up this 1-week (3 ECTS) Summer School course covering topics such as: Term Rewriting Systems, Recursion and Complexity, Proof Theory and the Art of Ordinal Analysis, or Geometric Logic-Topos Theory. Students may anticipate a high professional outcome in a dedicated international environment along with extra-curricular activities.
17-28 July 2017, 29th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2017), Toulouse, FranceDate: 17-28 July 2017Location: Toulouse, France
The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is an annual event under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) and brings together logicians, linguists, computer scientists, and philosophers to study language, logic, and information, and their interconnections. ESSLLIs attract around 500 participants from all over the world.
For more information, see https://www.irit.fr/esslli2017 or https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2017, or contact vasishth.shravan at gmail.com.
14 July 2017, Omni Buss Celebration Workshop on the occation of Sam Buss's 60th birthday, La Jolla CA, U.S.A.Date: Friday 14 July 2017Location: La Jolla CA, U.S.A.
Sam Buss's work has had major impact on many areas of mathematics and computer science, including logic, proof theory, proof complexity, computational complexity, algorithms, and graphics.
The programme will include a series of invited talks, including the following speakers: Arnold Beckmann (Swansea Univeristy), Maria Luisa Bonet Carbonell (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña), Jonathan Buss (University of Waterloo), Russell Impagliazzo (UCSD), Toniann Pitassi (Univeristy of Toronto), Steve Rotenberg (UCSD) Ryan Williams (MIT).For more information, see cseweb.ucsd.edu/~slovett/workshops/sam-buss-60.
13 - 14 July 2017, Logic in Question 7, Paris, FranceDate: 13 - 14 July 2017Location: Paris, France
Logic goes back to the night of time. But what it is exactly, what it consists in, what are its methods, how it developed, this is not necessarily clear. Logic in Question is since 2011 a yearly Spring workshop at the Sorbonne about logic examining these questions and trying to answer them. Free entrance, registration required.
10 - 14 July 2017, Young Set Theory Workshop 2017 (YST 2017): New directions in the higher infinite, Edinburgh, ScotlandDate: 10 - 14 July 2017Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
The aims of the “Young Set Theory Workshops” are to bring together young researchers in the domain of set theory and give them the opportunity to learn from each other and from experts in a friendly environment. A long-term objective of this series of workshops is to create and maintain a network of young set theorists and senior researchers, so as to establish working contacts and help disseminate knowledge in the field.
The theme of the 2017 workshop is "New directions in the higher infinite".For more information, see ests.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/young-set-theory-2017-registration or contact YoungSetTheory2017 at gmail.com.
10 - 14 July 2017, Workshop on Computer-aided mathematical proof, Cambridge, EnglandDate: 10 - 14 July 2017Location: Cambridge, England
This event is part of the activities for the programme on Big proof (26 June - 4 August 2017). The workshop brings together mathematicians interested in employing proof technology in their research, logicians exploring pragmatic and foundational issues in the formalisation of mathematics, and computer scientists engaged in developing and applying proof technology. It will explore foundational, theoretical, and practical challenges in exploiting proof technology to transform mathematical practice across a range of scientific and engineering disciplines.
Closing date for applications: 8 April.For more information, see www.newton.ac.uk/event/bprw01.
10 - 23 July 2017, 12th Summer School "Algebra, Topology, Analysis", Kolochava, UkraineDate: 10 - 23 July 2017Location: Kolochava, Ukraine
The 12th Summer school 'Algebra, Topology, Analysis' continues the traditional annual summer school holding from 2003. The event includes lectures in different topics of algebra, topology, geometry and analysis.For more information, see www.imath.kiev.ua/~topology/conf/ata12/lang_en/index.php or contact geometry at imath.kiev.ua.
4 - 7 July 2017, Summer School on Social Choice and Ethics, Warwick, UKDate: 4 - 7 July 2017Location: Warwick, UK
The issues of social justice and ethics percolate extensively in various aspects of decision-making including policy choices and business strategies. The last decade, particularly, has witnessed the emergence of novel theoretical and empirical models in social choice theory, welfare economics, and ethics. The Summer School is targeted at doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty in the fields of economics, behavioural science, and management and organisation studies who are interested in learning novel economic and behavioural science approaches to justice, fairness, and ethics.
Application deadline 31 March 2017.For more information, see www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wbs/subjects/bsci/events/summerschool2017.
3-7 July 2017, 6th European Set Theory Conference (6ESTC), Budapest, HungaryDate: 3-7 July 2017Location: Budapest, Hungary
We are pleased to announce that the 6th European Set Theory Conference (6ESTC) of the European Set Theory Society will be organized in Budapest, at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, next year, July 3 - 7, 2017. (Date of arrival: July 2, date of departure: July 8.)
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/6thestc/
3 - 5 July 2017, Conference on Mereology and Identity, Pisa, ItalyDate: 3 - 5 July 2017Location: Pisa, Italy
The contemporary debate on mereology is largely hinged on the notion of identity. Indeed, classical mereology dictates that complex entities are identical if and only if they have the same proper parts. On the other hand, many scholars who doubt the adequacy of classical mereology point to real or fictional cases in which different wholes would have the same proper parts. The upholders of Composition as Identity think that identity, or a relation analogous to identity, also connects a whole with its parts. By contrast, the opponents of Composition as Identity retort that composition fails to respect some pivotal principles that holds for standard identity, such as the Indiscerniblity of Identicals, coreferentiality or transitivity. Finally, in the debate about Composition as Identity, the so-called Sider-Yi Collapse seems to show that some roles sometimes attributed to identity are incompatible with the standard characterization of plural identity.
The conference will host the main scholars involved in this debate, with the purpose of encouraging innovative solutions to various open problems.
The Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa (Italy) and the University of Padua (Italy) have the pleasure to offer 6 bursaries (including a single room in Pisa, one social dinner and meals at the university restaurant for the duration of the conference) to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are willing to be actively involved in the conference. The selected participants ARE NOT expected to deliver a presentation, but to attend the lectures of the invited speakers and raise objections and questions. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.
3 - 7 July 2017, 9th International School on Rewriting (ISR 2017), Eindhoven, The NetherlandsDate: 3 - 7 July 2017Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Rewriting is a branch of computer science whose origins go back to the origins of computer science itself. It has strong links with mathematics, algebra, and logic, it is used in many areas of software engineering, and it is the basis of well-known programming paradigms like functional and equational programming. The 9th International School on Rewriting (ISR 2017) is aimed at master and PhD students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the study of rewriting concepts and their applications.
The school features lectures by renowned researchers in rewriting, and is organized in two parallel tracks. The Basic Track is an introduction to Term Rewriting taught by Aart Middeldorp and Sarah Winkler from the University of Innsbruck in Austria. It can be concluded with an exam for 3 EC. The Advanced Track consists of a variety of lectures on advanced topics in rewriting. There will also be the opportunity for participants to present their own research.
Deadline for early registration is May 15, 2017.
3 - 6 July 2017, Summer School on Logic in Computer Science, Warsaw, PolandDate: 3 - 6 July 2017Location: Warsaw, Poland
The Lipa Summer School is a school on topics connected to logic in computer science. The school consists of 4 mini-courses given by:
- Stephan Kreutzer (Berlin) Algorithmic meta-theorems
- Joël Ouaknine (Saarbrücken) Decision Problems for Linear Recurrence Sequences
- Moshe Vardi (Rice) Linear-time verification and synthesis
- Mikołaj Bojańczyk (Warsaw, organiser) What is a recognisable language?
Each mini-course is 6 hours long (4 x 90 minutes). The school is followed by ICALP.For more information, see www.mimuw.edu.pl/~bojan/lipa-summer-school.
3 - 5 July 2017, LogiCS/RiSE Summer School on Logic, AI, and Verification, Vienna, AustriaDate: 3 - 5 July 2017Location: Vienna, Austria
The doctoral college Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS), and the Austrian Society for Rigorous Systems Engineering (RiSE) will host a summer school on Logic, Artificial Intelligence and Verification at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria from July 3 to July 5.
The summer school targets master and doctoral students in Computer Science and Mathematics with a strong interest in Logic, Artificial Intelligence and Automated Verification. The event is open to all interested students.For more information, see forsyte.at/laive-summer-school-2017.
3 - 7 July 2017, 14th International conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL), Nijmegen, The NetherlandsDate: 3 - 7 July 2017Location: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
The conference brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical 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.For more information, see qpl.cs.ru.nl.
29 June - 1 July 2017, The structure of modal & semantic reasoning, Muenchen, GermanyDate: 29 June - 1 July 2017Location: Muenchen, Germany
In the last 50 years, the success of possible worlds semantics for intensional logics has determined a discrepancy between techniques, aims and themes employed in the study of modal notions (broadly conceived as to include propositional attitudes, probability, validity) and in the study of truth. If the former endeavour focuses more on analyzing the logical space given by possible worlds semantics -- leaving aside problems and limitations that full self-reference and quantification may provide -- as a model for understanding modal concepts, the philosophical and logical mainstream in the study of truth is still deeply concerned with paradox and the self-referential aspects of sufficiently expressive languages containing a truth predicate.
The conference aims at bringing together researchers working on the interaction between these two traditions with a particular emphasis on expressive frameworks that treat truth and modalities as interacting predicates.
27 - 30 June 2017, The 30th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2017), Arras, FranceDate: 27 - 30 June 2017Location: Arras, France
IEA/AIE 2017 continues the tradition of emphasizing applications of applied intelligent systems to solve real-life problems in all areas including engineering, science, industry, automation & robotics, business & finance, medicine and biomedicine, bioinformatics, cyberspace, and human-machine interactions.For more information, see www.cril.univ-artois.fr/ieaaie2017.
26 - 30 June 2017, Summerschool Music, Language and CognitionDate: 26 - 30 June 2017Location: Lake Como, ItalyCosts: 250 euro
The Summer School “Music, Language and Cognition” offers an extended overview of complex behavioral events whose existence is time dependent, including language, music and body movement. We focus on how sounds, melodies, rhythm and syntactic information in music and language may afford the extraction of regularities, the generation of expectations, the coordination of perception and action, the directing of attention, and the priming of interactive social behavior. Lecturers will be integrated by brain storming and students presentations.For more information, see mlcs.lakecomoschool.org.
26 - 27 June 2017, Workshop "Perspectives on Scientific Error", Tilburg, The NetherlandsDate: 26 - 27 June 2017Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
This workshop brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers interested in issues of scientific error. Participants share their views on how scientific errors can be detected and corrected, how they influence scientific communities, and the perception of science as a whole.
Invited Speakers: Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh), Barbara Osimani (Munich), Daniel Lakens (Eindhoven), Eric-Jan Wagenmakers (Amsterdam).For more information, see scientificerror2017.wordpress.com.
20 - 25 June 2017, STP 2017: Set Theoretic Pluralism, Bristol, EnglandDate: 20 - 25 June 2017Location: Bristol, England
The second and final symposium of the Set Theoretic Pluralism (STP) network will take place at the University of Bristol on June 20-25, 2017. We would like to invite researchers from all relevant disciplines to attend the symposium, including set theory, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and epistemology. The registration deadline is Monday 5 June, 2017.
19 - 23 June 2017, Workshop "Context in the explanation and evaluation of human reasoning", Paris, FranceDate: 19 - 23 June 2017Location: Paris, France
It is well known that human beings do not always reason correctly. There are various kinds of fallacies and biases with which we meet in ordinary life, and reasoning problems to which most people give wrong answers in experimental situations. While context has by now been recognized as playing a fundamental role in the philosophy of language as well as in other philosophical fields, its role in the debate about human rationality has not yet been explored systematically. The workshop intends to examine what is the role of context in various approaches to the explanation and the evaluation of reasoning, but also, more generally and ambitiously, whether and how the use of context in the explanation and the evaluation of reasoning can be made more systematic and effective (even to the aim of solving, or dissolving, the traditional puzzles of the rationality debate).
This workshop is part of the 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (Context-17). Workshop organizers: Marina Sbisà and Paolo Labinaz (University of Trieste).For more information, see www2.units.it/ciml/eventi.
18 June 2017, The 2nd Logic Mentoring Workshop (LMW)Date & Time: Sunday 18 June 2017, 23:00Location: Reykjavik, IcelandTarget audience: Bachelor, Master and PhD studentsCosts: Workshop fee, but scholarships are available (also for travel and accommodation expenses)
The 2nd Logic Mentoring Workshop (LMW) will focus on the technical and practical aspects of a career in logic research, including talks and panel sessions from leaders in the subject. LMW '17 builds on the success of the first edition which took place last year, also colocated with LICS.
LMW invites applications from students (undergraduate, master's and PhD), in all areas of logic for scholarships to attend the Logic in Computer Science (LICS) conference this year. There are scholarships available to cover the workshop and conference fees, and possibly travel and accommodation expenses. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.
17 June 2017, "Magic in Science": Grzegorz Rozenberg's 75th Birthday, Turku, FinlandDate: Saturday 17 June 2017Location: Turku, Finland
The symposium, co-located with CiE-2017, celebrates the 75th birthday of Prof. Grzegorz Rozenberg. Grzegorz Rozenberg is is often called the guru of Natural Computing, having started promoting it as a coherent scientific discipline already from the 1970s. He played a central role in the development of theoretical computer science in Europe. His research is very broad in scope and it is a prime example of interdisciplinary research.
The talks given at the symposium will have an overview character and together they will cover a broad range of topics reflecting Grzegorz Rozenberg's broad research interests. Among the topics covered are: P vs NP, stochastic search, natural computing, biologically-inspired models of computation, reaction systems, chemical reaction networks, membrane computing, graph isomorphism, graph polynomials, matroids, synthesis of concurrent systems, Petri nets, formal language theory and combinatorics on words, DNA rearrangements in ciliates, patterns in genomes, smart textiles, smart drones, magic squares, wonder cubes, and odor reproduction.
13 June 2017, Workshop "The Experimental Philosophy of Morality & Causation", Bochum, GermanyDate: Tuesday 13 June 2017Location: Bochum, Germany
The Ruhr University Bochum and the Experimental Philosophy Group Germany are happy to announce a one-day workshop on Experimental Philosophy.
Over the last two decades, philosophers have taken an increasing interest in experimental approaches to philosophical questions. Experimental philosophers use tools from a variety of empirical sciences, such as psychology, sociology, linguistics, and neurosciences. In this workshop, we would like to address this approach. Just in the spirit of experimental philosophy, we believe that the best progress is made by joining forces from different disciplines. We therefore invited seven speakers from philosophy, psychology, and law.For more information, see sites.google.com/site/xphigroupgermany/workshop-bochum-1 or contact experimental-philosophy at rub.de.
8 - 12 June 2017, 12th International Computer Science Symposium in Russia (CSR-2017), Kazan, RussiaDate: 8 - 12 June 2017Location: Kazan, Russia
CSR is an annual conference that intends to reflect the broad scope of international cooperation in computer science. The topics covered vary from year to year, but in general try to cover as much of the contemporary computer science as possible.
1 - 2 June 2017, International Workshop on Proofs, Paris, FranceDate: 1 - 2 June 2017Location: Paris, France
The Institute of History and Philosophy of Sciences and Techniques (IHPST) hosts a workshop on Proofs on the 1st and 2nd of June 2017.
There will be talks by Andrew Arana, Agata Ciabattoni, Serenella Cerrito, Jacques Dubucs, Rosalie Iemhoff, Peter Milne, Florian Steinberger and Silvia de Toffoli.
29 May - 4 June 2017, 1st School on Foundations of Programming and Software Systems, Braga, PortugalDate: 29 May - 4 June 2017Location: Braga, Portugal
It is our greatest pleasure to announce the first edition of the School on Foundations of Programming and Software systems. The school is jointly funded by EATCS, ETAPS, ACM SIGLOG, and ACM SIGPLAN. The topic of the first edition is Probabilistic programming. It will take place in Braga, Portugal, May 29th - June 4th 2017.
Probabilistic programming languages are used for modelling and analysis purposes across multiple areas of computer science, including machine learning, security, and quantitative biology. In particular, they provide a rigorous foundation for machine learning where they are used to describe probabilistic models and to perform inference in presence of uncertain information. Probabilistic programs are also used in cryptography and in privacy for modelling and quantifying security. The goal of the school is to introduce attendants to theoretical and practical aspects of programming languages, and will propose courses that cover the following topics: semantics, analysis, verification, applications to machine learning, privacy, and security. The school will have lectures by Andy Gordon, Catuscia Palamidessi, Christel Baier, Dexter Kozen, Frank Wood, Hongseok Yang, Javier Esparza, Michael Carbin, Peter Selinger, Prakash Panangaden, Sriram Sankaranarayanan, and Vitaly Shmatikov.For more information, see probprogschool2017.di.uminho.pt.
29 May 2017, SGSLPS 2017 Spring meeting on "Borel Reducibility of Equivalence Relations", Lausanne, SwitzerlandDate: Monday 29 May 2017Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Classification has always been a central theme in mathematics. The study of Borel Reducibility of Equivalence Relations deals with the classification of points of standard Borel spaces up to equivalence relations by explicit, or Borel, mappings between such spaces.
This idea gives rise to a notion of complexity of equivalence relations, and tools from Descriptive Set Theory are used to compare such relations and measure their complexities.
The SGSLPS 2017 Spring meeting on "Borel Reducibility of Equivalence Relations" will feature four hour-long talks by leading experts in the field. The first talk will be introductory and will aim at a general audience.For more information, see sgslps.ch/upcoming.
26 - 28 May 2017, Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW) 2017Date: 26 - 28 May 2017Location: Seattle (USA)
The Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW) is an interdisciplinary conference that showcases current research in epistemology, decision theory, modal logic, foundations of statistics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language, among other areas.
Keynote speakers: Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan), Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam, Stanford).
22 - 24 May 2017, International Symposiumon Multiple-valued logic (ISMVL 2017), Novi Sad, SerbiaDate: 22 - 24 May 2017Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
The symposium will bring together researchers from computer science, engineering, mathematics, and further disciplines to discuss new developments and directions for future research in the area of multi-valued logic and related fields. The symposium committee is planning to hold a special session tribute to Ivan Stojmenovic in the symposium. Invited Speakers: Dmitriy Zhuk (Moscow State University), Branislav Kisacanin (Nvidia Corporation), Tsutomu Sasao (Meiji University).For more information, see www.mvl.jpn.org/ISMVL2017.
21 - 26 May 2017, 7th Summer School on Formal Techniques, Atherton CA, U.S.A.Date: 21 - 26 May 2017Location: Atherton CA, U.S.A.
Techniques based on formal logic, such as model checking, satisfiability, static analysis, and automated theorem proving, are finding a broad range of applications in modeling, analysis, verification, and synthesis. This school, the seventh in the series, will focus on the principles and practice of formal techniques, with a strong emphasis on the hands-on use and development of this technology. It primarily targets graduate students and young researchers who are interested in developing and using formal techniques in their research. A prior background in formal methods is helpful but not required. Participants at the school will have a seriously fun time experimenting with the tools and techniques presented in the lectures during laboratory sessions.
The main lectures in the summer school will be preceded by a background course on logic taught by Natarajan Shankar (SRI)and Stephane Graham-Lengrand (Ecole Polytechnique) on "Speaking Logic".For more information, see fm.csl.sri.com/SSFT17.
19 - 20 May 2017, 2nd Bochum-Rutgers Workshop in Philosophy & Cognitive Science, Bochum, GermanyDate: 19 - 20 May 2017Location: Bochum, Germany
Keynote speakers: Frances Egan, Ahmed Elgammal, Alan Leslie, Martina Manns, Albert Newen, Jonas Rose, Tobias Schlicht and Markus Werning.For more information, see www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/boch_rutg_2017.
18-19 May 2017, 6th Edition of JéTou (Journées D'Etudes Toulousaines) International Linguistic Conference for Young Researchers (JeTou 2017): Interfaces in Linguistics, Toulouse, FranceDate: 18-19 May 2017Location: Toulouse, France
JéTou (Journées d'études Toulousaines) is an international conference for young researchers bringing together Master's and PhD students, as well as young researchers having defended their thesis less than 3 years ago, working in different areas of Linguistics. The 6th edition will be devoted to the topic "Interfaces in Linguistics".
The main focus of the conference will be on the works at the interface of 1) linguistics and computer science, 2) linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience, and 3) linguistics, language acquisition, language learning and language teaching. However, any work that is interdisciplinary in nature will be given full consideration. Proposals combining theoretical considerations with work on linguistic data are particularly encouraged.
12-14 May 2017, The Fifth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2017), Lodz, PolandDate: 12-14 May 2017Location: Lodz, Poland
As in previous years, the principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists and logicians. PhiLang2017 will be concerned with "objects of inquiry" (or on "what there is") in language, philosophy, logic, argumentation theory, and literature.
We also invite contributions investigating the general and more specific relations between philosophy of language, philosophy of literature, and philosophy of mind.
For more information, see http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/philang/
12 May 2017, "Proof meets Truth": An Informal Bath-Bristol Workshop on Foundations of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bath, EnglandDate: Friday 12 May 2017Location: Bath, England
The Mathematical Foundations group at the Computer Science department at the University of Bath and the Foundational Studies group of the Philosophy department at the University of Bristol are organising an informal workshop at Bath on May 12th 2017, Friday.
The "Proof meets Truth" Workshop will include 10 talks from philosophers and computer scientists in order to enrich and reinforce the connections between truth theoretical and proof theoretical approaches. The workshop is open to all, but please let the organizers know if you plan to attend.
12 May 2017, Donau-Rhein Modelltheorie & Anwendungen, Konstanz, GermanyDate: Friday 12 May 2017Location: Konstanz, Germany
A one-day meeting, held to inaugurate a new era of regional cooperation between researchers in model theory and its applications at the Universities of Basel, Freiburg, Konstanz and Passau.
Speakers: Derya Çıray (Universität Konstanz), Deirdre Haskell (McMaster University), Chris Miller (The Ohio State University), Daoud Siniora (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg/University of Leeds), Patrick Speissegger (McMaster University/Universität Konstanz).For more information, see www.math.uni-konstanz.de/~thomas/DRMTA.
5 - 6 May 2017, Logic at UC BerkeleyDate: 5 - 6 May 2017
A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley. The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty next year.
The first day of the conference will have four invited speakers in the so-called 'foundational' areas: set theory, model theory, recursion theory, and proof theory. The second day will have four invited speakers in areas where mathematical logic plays a prominent role, namely philosophy of logic and mathematics, formal semantics for natural languages, modal logic, and foundations of computer science.For more information, see logic.berkeley.edu/events.html.
5 - 13 May 2017, School on Graph Theory, Algorithms and Applications, Erice, ItalyDate: 5 - 13 May 2017Location: Erice, Italy
Graph problems have applications in many fields and typically require multidisciplinary approaches. The fourth edition of this school aims to bring together leading scientists, junior researchers and PhD students from several areas in order to discuss, possibly in a systematic and organic way, different approaches for solving graph problems.
The school is organized in plenary lectures held by internationally renowned speakers.The intended audience consists of PhD students and junior researchers interested in graph problems, coming from several areas including (but not limited to) the design, analysis and experimentation of algorithms, operations research, optimization, and discrete mathematics.For more information, see www.graphalgorithms.it/erice2017.
27 April 2017, Public Event: Remembering Raymond Smullyan, New York NY, U.S.A.Date: Thursday 27 April 2017Location: New York NY, U.S.A.
Please join us to celebrate the memory of Raymond Smullyan, mathematician, musician, magician, teacher, author, showman, and dear friend. There will be two speakers, Melvin Fitting and Graham Priest, followed by an open mic session. If you would like an open mic slot or would like to contribute to a slide show of Ray's life, please indicate that on the RSVP.
While this event is open to the public, a photo ID is needed to enter the building and an RSVP is appreciated as space is limited. A dinner will follow at a nearby restaurant.For more information, see eva16968.wixsite.com/smullyanremembrance.
20-22 April 2017, 14th Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation (TAMC 2017), Bern, SwitzerlandDate: 20-22 April 2017Location: Bern, Switzerland
TAMC 2017 aims at bringing together a wide range of researchers with interest in computational theory and its applications. The main themes of the conference are computability, computer science logic, complexity, algorithms, models of computation and systems theory. There are two special sessions planned: 'Logic in computer science' and 'New models of computation'.
For more information, see http://www.tamc2017.unibe.ch/
19 - 21 April 2017, Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMusArt 2017), Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDate: 19 - 21 April 2017Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The 6th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMusArt) will be held in Amsterdam in 19-21 April 2017, as part of the evo* event. The main goal of EvoMusArt is to bring together researchers who are using Computational Intelligence techniques for artistic tasks such as visual art, music, architecture, video, digital games, poetry, or design. The conference gives researchers in the field the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.For more information, see www.evostar.org/2017/cfp_evomusart.php.
19 - 22 April 2017, Scientiae 2017: disciplines of knowing in the early modern world, Padua, ItalyDate: 19 - 22 April 2017Location: Padua, Italy
The major premise of the Scientiae conference series is that knowledge in the early modern world (roughly 1400-1800) was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of theories, practices and objects, which had yet to be separated into their modern 'scientific' configurations. Although centred on attempts to understand and control the natural world, Scientiae addresses natural philosophy, natural history, and the scientiae mixtae within a wide range of related fields, including but not restricted to Biblical exegesis, medicine, artisan practice and theory, logic, humanism, alchemy, magic, witchcraft, demonology, divinatory practices, astronomy, astrology, music, antiquarianism, experimentation and commerce.
This year attention is especially given to the history of early modern knowledge and erudition, the history of universities, particularly though not exclusively the history of the university of Padua, as well as the history of the book and the history of political thought. Our Keynote Speakers will be Paula Findlen (Stanford), Claire Preston (QM London), and Antonio Clericuzio (Roma Tre).
8 - 9 April 2017, Group Knowledge & Mathematical Collaboration, Oxford, EnglandDate: 8 - 9 April 2017Location: Oxford, England
In this workshop we aim to explore the social dimensions of mathematics, connecting new work in social epistemology, mathematical practice, and sociology, in order to gain a better understanding of how collaboration in mathematics produces knowledge, proofs and understanding.
Speakers include Patrick Allo (Oxford), Line E. Andersen (Aarhus), Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen) and S. Orestis Palermos (Edinburgh).
7 April 2017, Reasoning about Enterprise Architecture: Logic and reasoning (REAL2017), Luxembourg, LuxembourgDate: Friday 7 April 2017Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Large and complex enterprises are a common occurrence in today?s business environment. Such enterprises usually involve complex and interdependent business processes and IT systems. Enterprise architecture is used to model such enterprises in a holistic fashion by connecting their IT infrastructure and applications to the business processes they support.
In this interdisciplinary workshop, organized in conjunction with the PhD defense of Marc van Zee, we attempt to build bridges between Enterprise architecture and formal reasoning methods in Artificial Intelligence, with the goal to recommend practitioners in their daily activities.
1 - 2 April 2017, MAMLS at VCU: Mid-Atlantic Mathematical Logic Seminar, Richmond VA, U.S.A.Date: 1 - 2 April 2017Location: Richmond VA, U.S.A.
MAMLS at VCU will be a gathering of set theorists working on large cardinals, inner models, forcing and relative consistency results, sponsored by the NSF and the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Speakers: Omer Ben-Neria, James Cummings, Monroe Eskew, Victoria Gitman, Joel David Hamkins, John Krueger, Dima Sinapova, Hugh Woodin.For more information, see www.people.vcu.edu/~bmcody/mamls2017.
29 - 31 March 2017, The 8th Workshop on Combining Logic and Probability (PROGIC 2017), Munich, GermanyDate: 29 - 31 March 2017Location: Munich, Germany
Progic 2017 is the 8th Workshop in the series of workshops focusing on the combination of logic and probability. Progic 2017 will focus on 'severe uncertainity'.For more information, see www.progic2017.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html.
27 - 31 March 2017, Phylogenetic Methods in Historical Linguistics, Tuebingen, GermanyDate: 27 - 31 March 2017Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Given the success of the conference "Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics " in Leiden in October 2015 a follow up event will be held in Tuebingen on March 27-31, 2017. It will be hosted by the Institute of Linguistics of Tuebingen University. The first two days of the conference will be directed especially towards PhD students.For more information, see www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/de/as/forschung/phylogenetic-methods-in-historical-linguistics.html or contact workshop.phyloling at semsprach.uni-tuebingen.de.
26 - 30 March 2017, 2nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving AITP 2017 (AITP 2017), Obergurgl, AustriaDate: 26 - 30 March 2017Location: Obergurgl, Austria
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, modern AI and big-data methods, and several sessions with contributed talks. The focused sessions will be based on invited talks and discussion oriented.For more information, see aitp-conference.org/2017.
24 March 2017, Workshop "Imagination and Modality", Padova, ItalyDate: Friday 24 March 2017Location: Padova, Italy
The aim of this one-day workshop is to discuss and exchange new ideas on imagination and modality and related topics.
Speakers: Andrea Altobrando (Okkaido University, Sapporo), Roberta Ballarin (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver), Franz Berto (University of Amsterdam and ILLC, Amsterdam), Lisa Benossi (ILLC, Amsterdam), R. Dietz (Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo), and V. Morato (Padua University, Padova).For more information, see massimiliano.carrara.lagado.org/Imagination_and_Modality.html.
20 - 23 March 2017, 2017 ASL North American Annual Meeting, Boise ID, U.S.A.Date: 20 - 23 March 2017Location: Boise ID, U.S.A.
*2017 ASL North American Annual Meeting* *Boise, Idaho* *March 20--23 2017*
The twenty-eighth annual GÃ¶del Lecture will be delivered by C. Parsons. The invited speakers include: M. Aschenbrenner, C. Conley, I. Kalimullin, P. Koellner, A. Rinot, M. Seisenberger, and C. Terry. A tutorial will be offered by V. Harizanov. Special sessions (with organizers in parentheses) include: Computable structures (D. Hirschfeldt and R. Miller), Computer-aided proofs (S. Buss and V. Ganesh), Continuous model theory (B. Hart and W. Henson), Proofs in mathematical practice (K. Easwaran and C. Dutilh Novaes), and Set theory and its applications to analysis and topology (M. Hrusak and M. Scheepers). The members of the Program Committee are: L. Babinkostova, G. Cherlin, B. Csima, A. Kolokolova, and J. Moore (Chair). The Local Organizing Committee includes: L. Babinkostova, A. Cortens, S. Coskey, S. Crowley, R. Holmes, A. Jackson, and M. Scheepers (Chair). Electronic registration is available at
http://www.aslonline.org/meeting_registrationsecure.html. The complete program for this meeting is included in the January 2017 Newsletter mailing (as a pdf attachment for those receiving the Newsletter via email). For further information, visit the webpage below.
https://asl2017.boisestate.eduFor more information, see asl2017.boisestate.edu.
16 - 17 March 2017, Workshop "Modal Knowledge", Bielefeld, GermanyDate: 16 - 17 March 2017Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Workshop organized by Christian Nimtz (Bielefeld) and Barbara Vetter (Erlangen). Speakers: Al Casullo (Nebraska), Barbara Vetter (Erlangen), Christian Nimtz (Bielefeld), Margot Strohminger (Salzburg), Michael Wallner (Graz), Rebecca Hanrahan (Whitman College), Sonia Roca-Royes (Stirling), Timothy Williamson (Oxford), Wolfgang Schwarz (Edinburgh)
8 - 11 March 2017, Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2017), Hannover, GermanyDate: 8 - 11 March 2017Location: Hannover, Germany
The conference includes talks by invited speakers Artur Jez (Wroclaw, Poland), Antoine Joux (Paris) and Till Tantau (Lübeck, Germany), and a tutorial by Juha Kontinen (Helsinki, Finland).For more information, see stacs2017.thi.uni-hannover.de.
8-11 March 2017, 34th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2017), Hannover, GermanyDate: 8-11 March 2017Location: Hannover, Germany
The STACS conference Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science takes place each year since 1984, alternately in Germany and France. Typical topics of the conference include algorithms and data structures, automata and formal languages, computational and structural complexity, logic in computer science, and current challenges.
Further details are available on the conference website https://stacs2017.thi.uni-hannover.de.
6 - 10 March 2017, Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2017), Umea, SwedenDate: 6 - 10 March 2017Location: Umea, Sweden
LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field organized by Rovira i Virgili University since 2002, LATA 2017 will 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.
LATA 2017 will consist of nvited talks, invited tutorials andpeer-reviewed contributions.For more information, see grammars.grlmc.com/LATA2017.
6 - 10 March 2017, Spring School on "Social Cognition, Emotion and Joint Action" 2017, Bochum, GermanyDate: 6 - 10 March 2017Location: Bochum, Germany
The spring course aims to provide state-of-the-art scientific and research-oriented training for post-doctoral researchers and highly promising doctoral students from European and overseas universities and research institutes on central questions concerning 'Social Cognition, Emotion and Joint Action'.
We invite applications from PhD students, and post-doctoral researchers. Application deadline: 15 November 2016. Applicants may also propose poster presentations.For more information, see www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/springschool2017 or contact sekretariat-newen at ruhr-uni-bochum.de.
2 - 3 March 2017, Consequence and Paradox between Truth and Proof, Tuebingen, GermanyDate: 2 - 3 March 2017Location: Tuebingen, Germany
The notion of logical consequence has been traditionally analysed as necessary truth-preservation, and such an analysis is at the core of contemporary model-theoretic approaches to semantics. An alternative approach to semantics is inferentialism, according to which the notions of inference and proof should play a more fundamental role than those of reference, truth and satisfaction in the construction of a semantic theory.
Inferentialism has mostly been developed in opposition to the more traditional semantic approach. However, the tight relationships between the basic concepts involved in the two approaches suggest a more complex interplay than mere opposition. Many of the central notions (e.g. admissibility) and results (e.g. interpolation) in logic usually have both a model-theoretic and a proof-theoretic dimension. Moreover, the notions of truth and proof, when conceived as the central notions of a theory of meaning, share many of their core features.
This complex interplay between truth and proof can be found in current debates on paradoxes as well. Solutions to paradoxes are motivated sometimes by traditional semantic considerations, sometimes by considerations about the structural features of our inferential practices. Plausibly, a thorough understanding of paradoxes requires resources coming from both model-theoretic and inferential conceptions of language and meaning.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of logical consequence and paradoxes to exchange ideas and methods and discuss recent results.
1 - 3 March 2017, Munich-Sydney-Tilburg Conference in the Philosophy of Science, Causation & Complexity (MuST10), Sydney, AustraliaDate: 1 - 3 March 2017Location: Sydney, Australia
Causation and Complexity is the tenth MuST conference, an international collaborative conference series with a distinctive focus on philosophical issues in the sciences that can be addressed using exact reasoning and which have some potential policy relevance. MuST conferences bring together philosophers and scientists to explore these topics.
MuST10 is organized by the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP), the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science (SCFS) and the Tilburg Centre for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS), in collaboration with the Centre for Complex Systems (CCS) at the University of Sydney. Keynote speakers are Professor Stuart Kauffman, Professor Anne-Marie Grisogono, and Professor Kevin Korb.For more information, see sydney.edu.au/foundations_of_science/events/must10.shtml or contact tomust10.conference at sydney.edu.au.
27 February - 1 March 2017, Workshop "Formal methods in the philosophy of science", Sydney, AustraliaDate: 27 February - 1 March 2017Location: Sydney, AustraliaCosts: $150
Formal methods add rigour to the analysis of conceptual and methodological issues in science. In this course, leading proponents of formal approaches to scientific inference give accessible introductions to some formal methods. They also present relevant examples for the application of formal tools, including those that arise in the biomedical and biological research fields of the Charles Perkins Centre. This intensive course provides an opportunity for advanced students and early career researchers to learn how to enhance their research through the use of new formal tools.For more information, see sydney.edu.au/perkins/education/short-course/philosophy-of-science.shtml or contact cpc.re at sydney.edu.au.
24 - 26 February 2017, Partiality, Underspecification and Natural Language Processing (PUaNLP 2017), Porto, PortugalDate: 24 - 26 February 2017Location: Porto, Portugal
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) can participate in informational content, or influence its flow as information conveyors and interpreters.
This Special Session at ICAART 2017 covers theoretical work, advanced 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.
13 - 17 February 2017, 2nd Indian Winter School on Diagrams, Kolkata, IndiaDate: 13 - 17 February 2017Location: Kolkata, India
Following on from the success of the first school in 2015, the 2nd Indian Winter School on Diagrams will bring together graduate students and early career researchers with interests in diagrams research, although participation from all researchers, regardless of career stage, is welcomed. The week-long school will provide accessible courses on the state-of-the-art in diagrams research, covering three main themes: diagrammatic logics, philosophical and historical developments, and empirical research. Courses will be delivered by internationally renowned experts and will have an emphasis on interactivity.
The School aims to enable delegates to begin research into diagrams by introducing them to current research and through thought-provoking exchanges and discussions. The experienced facilitators will tease out research questions that are appropriate for early-stage researchers to tackle, providing a starting point for a research career in the study of logical diagrams. Delegates will be encouraged to identify collaboration opportunities both with other delegates and the course facilitators.For more information, see sites.google.com/site/winterschoolondiagrams2017.
12 - 16 February 2017, 7th BIU Winter School on Cryptography, Ramat-Gan, IsraelDate: 12 - 16 February 2017Location: Ramat-Gan, IsraelCosts: 750 shekels
The concept of differential privacy is central to the rigorous foundational approach to private data analysis that has emerged in cryptography in the last decade. The development of this approach was motivated by the vast amounts of personal information that are collected in today’s information environment, and by a rapidly growing body of work demonstrating how traditional approaches to privacy, such as de-identification, fail to provide adequate privacy preservation.
The framework of differential privacy provides a rigorous mathematical treatment of privacy, with concrete provable guarantees that are robust against adversaries with arbitrary computational power and with arbitrary auxiliary knowledge. There is now a large body of theoretical work in this vein, and many established relationships to scientific fields including statistics, machine learning, databases, algorithms, information theory, program verification, and game theory. The products of this research are also making their first strides into use in real world applications where sensitive personal information is analyzed, with algorithms currently deployed by the US Census Bureau, Google, Yahoo, and Apple.
The target audience for the school is graduate students and postdocs in cryptography (we will assume that participants have taken at least one university-level course in cryptography). However, all faculty, undergrads and professionals with the necessary background are welcome. The winter school is open to participants from all over the world; all talks will be in English.
9 February 2017, Workshop "Culture and Cognition", Göttingen, GermanyDate: Thursday 9 February 2017Location: Göttingen, Germany
A number of disciplines make use of the concept of culture in their analyses, employing it in different contexts and with varying degrees of explicitness. There are myriad definitions of 'culture', and open questions about how culture is related to social life, evolution, and cognitive processes on the individual level - e.g. in human psychology as explored in both developmental and cross-cultural analyses - and in the understanding of non-human behaviors such as social learning, imitation, and creative problem solving.
The goal of the workshop is to highlight interdisciplinary connections that will ameliorate our understanding of the phenomenon of culture and the ways in which this concept can enrich our analyses of cognition.
3 - 5 February 2017, Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA (VIG 19), Los Angeles, U.S.A.Date: 3 - 5 February 2017Location: Los Angeles, U.S.A.
There will be a Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA, from Friday February 3 to Sunday February 5, 2017. The invited speakers are Itai Ben-Yaacov (Hjorth lecture), Philipp Hieronymi, Elaine Landry, Joseph Miller, Kobi Peterzil, Dima Sinapova, Simon Thomas, Todor Tsankov, and Ryan Williams. It is expected that travel grants will be available for graduate students and faculty in early career stages; to apply contact the organizers by December 1.For more information, see www.logic.ucla.edu/vig2017.
2 - 3 February 2017, Mathematical and Metaphysical Explanation Workshop, Paris, FranceDate: 2 - 3 February 2017Location: Paris, France
The Institute of History and Philosophy of Sciences and Techniques (IHPST) hosts a workshop on Mathematical and Metaphysical Explanation. This is the first of two twin workshops to be jointly organized by IHPST and IUSS Pavia whose aim is to build a bridge a bridge between mathematical and metaphysical explanation, opening to unexplored and fruitful future directions of research.
There will be talks by: Andrew Arana (University of Paris 1, IHPST), Luca Incurvati (University of Amsterdam), Marc Lange (University of North-Carolina at Chapel-Hill), Hannes Leitgeb (University of Munich), Mary Leng (University of York), Daniele Molinini (University of Lisbon), Francesca Poggiolesi (University of Paris 1, IHPST), Stefan Roski (University of Hamburg) and Erik Weber (University of Ghent).
29 January - 5 February 2017, 6th Entia et Nomina workshop, Palolem, Goa, IndiaDate: 29 January - 5 February 2017Location: Palolem, Goa, India
The 'Entia et Nomina' series features English language workshops for researchers in formally oriented philosophy, in particular in logic, philosophy of science, formal epistemology and philosophy of language. The aim of the workshop is to foster cooperation among philosophers with a formal bent. Previous editions took place at Gdansk University, Ghent University (as part of the Trends in Logic series), Jagiellonian University, and Warsaw University. The sixth conference in the series will take place in Palolem, Goa, India, on 29 January - 5 February 2017.For more information, see philevents.org/event/show/26782.
28 - 29 January 2017, 10th Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference on the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic, Cambridge, U.K.Date: 28 - 29 January 2017Location: Cambridge, U.K.
Our keynote speakers for the conference are Prof Patricia Blanchette (Notre Dame) and Prof Ian Rumfitt (Oxford).
28 January - 4 February 2017, Winter School in Abstract Analysis: section set theory & topology, Hejnice, Czech RepublicDate: 28 January - 4 February 2017Location: Hejnice, Czech Republic
The Winter School is a traditional conference for mathematicians working in diverse areas of Set Theory, Topology and Analysis. The school is a meeting where emphasis is put on the joy of doing mathematics. Questions and discussions are welcome and there is plenty of space for them outside of the talks.
The meeting aims to be a meeting for both experienced researchers as well as advanced students who are most welcome to not only participate but to also present their work.
The program is split into a tutorial part and a research part. The tutorial part consists of a series of lectures delivered by the invited speakers. The tutorials are meant to be accessible to students and non-experts. Tutorial speakers for this year are: David Asperó, Joan Bagaria, Christina Brech and Andrew Marks. The research part consists of presentations of research papers/problems from the area of Set Theory, Set Theoretic Topology, Measure Theory and related fields.For more information, see www.winterschool.eu.
25 - 27 January 2017, BPGMTC 2017: British Postgraduate Model Theory Conference, Leeds, EnglandDate: 25 - 27 January 2017Location: Leeds, England
This is the 7th version of this conference, and it is a great occasion for PhD students and young researchers in model theory to give talks and interact with each other. We expect to fund accommodation and part of travel expenses.
The invited speakers are: Zoe Chatzidakis, Amador Martin-Pizarro, Jaroslav Nesetril and Boris Zilber.
20 January 2017, "Zwischen Philosophie und Mathematik. Eine Erinnerung an Heinrich Scholz (1884-1956)", Muenster, GermanyDate: Friday 20 January 2017Location: Muenster, GermanyFor more information, see www.dvmlg.de/ScholzGedenkfeier2017.pdf.
16 - 17 January 2017, The 6th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Certified Programs and Proofs (CPP 2017), Paris, FranceDate: 16 - 17 January 2017Location: Paris, France
CPP is an international forum on theoretical and practical topics in all areas, including computer science, mathematics, and education, that consider certification as an essential paradigm for their work. Certification here means formal, mechanized verification of some sort, preferably with production of independently checkable certificates.For more information, see cpp2017.mpi-sws.org.
9 - 12 January 2017, Model Theory: Philosophy, Mathematics, and Language, Munich, GermanyDate: 9 - 12 January 2017Location: Munich, Germany
Model theory is a branch of mathematical logic that studies languages and their interpretations. As such, research in model theory overlaps many areas in philosophy, linguistics, and mathematics. The introduction of model theory in the beginning of the previous century was intertwined with the development of set-theoretic foundations for mathematics; the implications and applications for philosophy and linguistics soon followed. The aim of this conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists and mathematicians for whom model theory is a basic tool-kit.
We wish to facilitate knowledge transfer between these disciplines and create a fruitful discussion on the applicability and the foundational role of model theory. To do this, the conference will explore the following research questions: Are model-theoretic tools sufficient for an adequate demarcation of logical from non-logical constants? How does the model-theoretic definition of truth advance our understanding of the semantic paradoxes? How is meaning in natural language represented in models? How can models account for specific linguistic phenomena (e.g., natural language quantifiers)? What are the philosophical and linguistic consequences of a theory's complexity as measured by model-theoretic classification theory?
9 - 13 January 2017, Model Theory Conference, Stellenbosch, South AfricaDate: 9 - 13 January 2017Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
This is a general model theory conference. The model theory of fields will receive particular attention, but contributed talks can be on any aspect of model theory. Students are very welcome and we intend to have a poster session. Talks will take place in Stellenbosch except on Tuesday 10 January when we shall visit the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Muizenberg.
Invited speakers: Artem Chernikov (UCLA), Franziska Jahnke (University of Muenster), Gareth Jones (University of Manchester) and Angus Macintyre (QMUL).
8-10 January 2017, 9th Methods for Modalities Workshop (M4M-9), IIT Kanpur, IndiaDate: 8-10 January 2017Location: IIT Kanpur, India
The workshop "Methods for Modalities" (M4M) aims to bring together researchers interested in developing proof methods, verification methods, algorithms and tools based on modal logic. Here the term "modal logics" is conceived broadly, including description logic, guarded fragments, conditional logic, temporal and hybrid logic, dynamic logic, etc.
M4M resumes after a short break, but will continue to be an important avenue for discussions of research in modal logics, especially on proof methods and decision procedures, and linkages of modal formalisms to computer science. In M4M-9 we hope to have a substantial part of the meeting devoted to tutorial lectures to increase the instructional content of the event. M4M-9 will be co-located with the Indian Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA) to be held during January 5-7, 2017.
5-7 January 2017, 7th Indian Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA 2017), Kanpur, IndiaDate: 5-7 January 2017Location: Kanpur, India
ICLA is a forum for bringing together researchers from a wide variety of fields in which formal logic plays a significant role, along with mathematicians, computer scientists, philosophers and logicians studying foundations of formal logic in itself. A special feature of this conference is the inclusion of studies in systems of logic in the Indian tradition, and historical research on logic.
2 - 5 January 2017, Workshop on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Manipal, IndiaDate: 2 - 5 January 2017Location: Manipal, India
Manipal University is glad to inform you that they are organising a four-day international workshop on "Sanskrit Computational Linguistics - linking Sanskrit grammar and texts with modern Science and Technology" from January 2nd to 5th, 2017 at Dvaita Philosophy Resource Centre (DPRC), Department of European Studies (DES), Manipal University (MU) as part of their research project 'Grammatical Analysis and XML Tagging of Mahabharata'.
This workshop is open to all interested. Please send your details with letter of motivation by December 20, 2016 to dprc at manipal.edu.For more information, contact dprc at manipal.edu.
MoL and PhD defenses
31 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Bonan ZhaoTitle: Dynamic Epistemic Logic Models for Predicting the Cognitive Difficulty of the Deductive Mastermind GameDate & Time: Thursday 31 August 2017, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jakub Szymanik, Iris van de Pol
31 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Michael RepplingerTitle: Understanding Generalization: Learning Quantifiers and Negation with Neural Tensor NetworksDate & Time: Thursday 31 August 2017, 11:15Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jelle Zuidema
31 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Shuai WangTitle: Turing Learning with Nash MemoryDate & Time: Thursday 31 August 2017, 09:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Leen Torenvliet, Frans Oliehoek
30 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Jotte KuilderTitle: On the domain generality of higher-order Theory of Mind: Transfer between the Marble Drop game and the False Belief taskDate & Time: Wednesday 30 August 2017, 16:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jakub Szymanik, Gert-Jan Munneke
30 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Laura AinaTitle: Not logical: A distributional semantic account of negated adjectivesDate & Time: Wednesday 30 August 2017, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Raquel Fernández, Raffaella Bernardi
30 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Bas CornelissenTitle: Bayesian Language Games: Unifying and evaluating agent-based models of horizontal and vertical language evolutionDate & Time: Wednesday 30 August 2017, 11:15Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jelle Zuidema
29 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Zeno de HoopTitle: Context-Free Processes and Push-Down ProcessesDate & Time: Tuesday 29 August 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jos Baeten
29 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Jakob PiribauerTitle: The Modal Logic of Generic MultiversesDate & Time: Tuesday 29 August 2017, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Benedikt Löwe
29 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Jonathan SippelTitle: The Good, the Bad, and the Difficult: Complexity in a Monotonicity-Grounded Logic for Reasoning with Generalized QuantifiersDate & Time: Tuesday 29 August 2017, 11:15Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jakub Szymanik
24 August 2017, Master of Logic defense, Jana WagemakerTitle: Gossip in NetKATDate & Time: Thursday 24 August 2017, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jan van Eijck
5 July 2017, Latent Domain Models for Statistical Machine Translation, Hoang CuongDate & Time: Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Prof. dr. K. Sima’anCopromotor: Dr. I. Titov
Keywords: Computational Linguistics, Statistical Machine Translation, Domain Adaptation
3 July 2017, Master of Logic defense, Merlijn KoekTitle: Extensions Of The Garden-hose ModelDate & Time: Monday 3 July 2017, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Harry Buhrman, Leen Torenvliet
3 July 2017, Master of Logic defense, Laura Biziou-van PolTitle: Dialogical Logic in a Quantum SettingDate & Time: Monday 3 July 2017, 09:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Sonja Smets, Soroush Rafiee Rad
30 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Alison PasquarielloTitle: Mohawk Temporality: Embodiment, Ritual, and CognitionDate & Time: Friday 30 June 2017, 10:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Michiel van Lambalgen
29 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Stella MoonTitle: Isaacson's thesis and Wilkie's theoremDate & Time: Thursday 29 June 2017, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Luca Incurvati, Sean Walsh
28 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Anthia SolakiTitle: Steps Out of Logical OmniscienceDate & Time: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Franz Berto, Sonja Smets
28 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Lisa BenossiTitle: Pretending to work: a closed world reasoning formalisation of pretend playDate & Time: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 09:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Francesco Berto, Michiel van Lambalgen
23 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Levin HornischerTitle: Hyperintensionality and Synonymy: A logical, philosophical, and cognitive investigationDate & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 16:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Franz Berto, Hannes Leitgeb
23 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Andrzej BuleczkaTitle: Medieval vs Contemporary Metaphysics and Logic of IntentionalityDate & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 14:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Francesco Berto
19 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Natalia PhilippovaTitle: Quantifiers and verification strategies: connecting the dots (literally)Date & Time: Monday 19 June 2017, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jakub Szymanik, Arnold Kochari
16 June 2017, Categories for the working modal logician, Giovanni CinàDate & Time: Friday 16 June 2017, 11:00Location: Aula, Singel 411, AmsterdamSupervisor: Alexandru BaltagPromotor: Johan van Benthem
Giovanni will defend his thesis, titled "Categories for the working modal logician". The thesis revolves around the connection between Category Theory and Modal Logic, focusing on the bearing of the former discipline on the latter.For more information, contact Giovanni Cinà at giovanni.cina88 at gmail.com.
15 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Simone GriffioenTitle: Covertly controlling choicesDate & Time: Thursday 15 June 2017, 15:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jan van Eijck
15 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Zoi TerzopoulouTitle: Manipulating the Manipulators: Richer Models of Strategic Behavior in Judgment AggregationDate & Time: Thursday 15 June 2017, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Ulle Endriss
14 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Ottilia KasbergenTitle: Abstractions and Idealisations in Epistemic LogicDate & Time: Wednesday 14 June 2017, 16:00Location: Room C1.112, Science Park 904, 1098 XH AmsterdamSupervisor: Sonja Smets, Martin Stokhof
9 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Aafke de VosTitle: The Logic of Divinatory ReasoningDate & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Michiel van Lambalgen, Martin Stokhof
25 April 2017, Master of Logic defense, Tim CoopmansTitle: Robust self-testing of all pure two-qubit statesDate & Time: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 15:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jed Kaniewski, Christian Schaffner
21 April 2017, Master of Logic defense, Pablo SierraTitle: A formalization of Spinoza's Ethics, Part 1: Consequences for interpretationDate & Time: Friday 21 April 2017, 14:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Michiel van Lambalgen
30 March 2017, Master of Logic defense, Mees de VriesTitle: An Extensional Modified Realitability TopoiDate & Time: Thursday 30 March 2017, 10:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Benno van den Berg
23 March 2017, Exhaustivity and intonation: a unified theory, Matthijs WesteraDate & Time: Thursday 23 March 2017, 10:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Jeroen GroenendijkCopromotor: Floris Roelofsen
Everyone is cordially invited to attend the public defence of the dissertation of Matthijs Westera, with reception afterwards.
In his dissertation he develops a rationality-based account of two central linguistic/cognitive phenomena: exhaustivity (that we tend to assume that what isn't explicitly mentioned is false) and intonational meaning (that we use rises and falls in our speech to indicate compliance with certain standards for rational conversation).For more information, contact Matthijs Westera at matthijs.westera at gmail.com.
21 March 2017, Master of Logic defense, Guido van der KnaapTitle: The philosophical motivation for proof-theoretic harmonyDate & Time: Tuesday 21 March 2017, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Luca Incurvati
2 March 2017, Master of Logic defense, Rana KleinTitle: The Logical Dynamics of Gossip: an analysis in Dynamic Epistemic LogicDate & Time: Thursday 2 March 2017, 15:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Sonja Smets, Fernando Velazquez-Quesada
24 February 2017, Master of Logic defense, Nina DongenTitle: Analysis and prediction of Dutch-English code-switching in social media messagesDate & Time: Friday 24 February 2017, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Raquel Fernandez
25 January 2017, Play Without Regret, Paolo GaleazziDate & Time: Wednesday 25 January 2017, 11:00Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerkSupervisor: Sonja SmetsPromotor: Sonja SmetsCopromotor: Alexandru BaltagFor more information, contact Paolo Galeazzi at pagale87 at gmail.com.
Projects and Awards
Ronald de Haan wins Beth Dissertation Prize
Ronald de Haan has received the E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize 2017 for his dissertation on Parameterized Complexity in the Polynomial Hierarchy, which he defended at the TU Wien in 2016. This award recognises outstanding contributions in the areas of logic, language and information. Ronald joined the Computational Social Choice Group at the ILLC in April 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher, after having been affiliated with the institute as a regular visitor since 2014.
For further information on the award, consult the website of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) at http://www.folli.info/?page_id=74. The dissertation is available from Ronald's website at https://staff.science.uva.nl/r.dehaan/.
NWO Top Grants for Benno van den Berg and Ulle Endriss
We are pleased to announce that both Benno van den Berg and Ulle Endriss have been awarded an NWO Top grant. Van den Berg's project is entitled The Computational Content of Homotopy Type Theory and Endriss's project is entitled Customisable Collective Choice.
Yfke Dulek wins the Ngi-NGN Informatie Scriptieprijs voor Informatica en Informatiekunde
We are pleased to announce that Yfke Dulek (CWI/ILLC) has been awarded a Ngi-NGN Informatie Scriptieprijs voor Informatica en Informatiekunde, for the MoL thesis, entitled 'Quantum Homomorphic Encryption for Polynomial-Sized Circuits' she wrote under supervision of Christian Schaffner, with whom she is now working on a PhD project in a collaboration between CWI and ILLC.
This Young Talent award is awarded by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Dutch Society of Sciences).For more information, see www.khmw.nl/prijzen/prijs/hollandsche-maatschappij-prijzen-voor-jong-talent/4.
Three Vossius Research Fellowships awarded
The Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences has awarded the first three Vossius Research Fellowships. The recipients are Camille Paloque-Berges (CNAM, Paris), Cesare Pastorino (TU Berlin), and Lukas Verburgt (U. of Amsterdam).For more information, see vossius.uva.nl/news-and-events/news/content/2016/10/three-vossius-research-fellowships-awarded.html or contact Rens Bod at rens.bod at gmail.com.
Funding, Grants and Competitions
Helmut Veith grants for female Master's students in Computer ScienceLocation: Vienna, AustriaDeadline: Sunday 20 August 2017
The TU Wien invites academically excellent female applicants in pursuit (or planning to pursue) a master degree in Computer Sciences at TU Wien to apply for Helmut Veith Stipend. The recipients of Helmut Veith Stipend receive EUR 6000 annually for the duration of up to two years, and waiver of all tuition fees for the study at TU Wien. The application deadline is August 20, 2017.
The stipend is named to honour the memory of Helmut Veith (1971-2016), specifically his international influential research, and his visionary mentorship of building bridges between the computer science and the society. The Helmut Veith Stipend continues the late scholar's support of female scientist in the field of computer science, and his backing of the revival era in the Austrian logic scene.
NWO RubiconDeadline: Thursday 31 August 2017
Rubicon aims to encourage talented researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes run by KNAW and NWO to dedicate themselves to a career in postdoctoral research. To this purpose, Rubicon offers talented researchers who have completed their doctorates in the past year the chance to gain experience at a top research institution outside the Netherlands, as international research experience is likely to be an advantage at a later stage in the applicant's academic career.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/rubicon/index.html or contact Dhr. drs. J.S. Voskuilen at rubicon at nwo.nl.
NWO Open MindDeadline: Tuesday 5 September 2017
NWO domain TTW ('Toegepaste en Technische Wetenschappen', meaning 'Applied and Engineering Sciences') invites scientists to submit out-of-the-box research ideas that contribute to sustainable solutions for global societal challenges (along the line with people, planet, profit).
At the NWO domain TTW annual conference that will be held on November 9th 2017, NWO domain TTW provides a platform to scientists to discuss global challenges through creativity, passion, and their knowledge of technology. To support scientists to realise their ambition in solving and/or contributing to these global challenges, NWO domain TTW has a total budget of 250,000 euro available. Five Open Mind grants, with a maximum of 50,000 euro (inclusive of Dutch VAT) each and for a period of one year, will be awarded at the NWO domain TTW annual conference 2017 to the best ideas with significant societal impactFor more information, see www.stw.nl/en/node/8282.
Nuffic: Van Gogh ProgrammeDeadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
The Van Gogh Programme promotes exchanges between researchers. It targets specific research projects and annually supports around 40 researchers from France and about the same number of researchers from the Netherlands. The programme supports research projects focused on developing science.For more information, see www.nuffic.nl/en/scholarships/van-gogh-programme.
NWO TOP-GrantDeadline: Thursday 24 August 2017
The TOP Grants programme aims to strengthen or renew challenging and innovative lines of research. In the projects funded, new lines of research are pursued or new partnerships are entered into. The projects take place within different scientific areas.
Applications for TOP grants can be submitted at any time until 24 August 2017. Approximately twenty percent (20%) of the applications will be granted within this TOP call as long as sufficient funds are available. When the funds available have been exhausted before 24 August 2017, this application round will be closed before that date. The available funds for 2017 are posted on the Dutch version of this website (www.nwo.nl/top-subsidies-ew), which will be updated regularly.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/top+grants/top+grants+physical+sciences or contact Ms dr Maaike Damen at ew_top_c1 at nwo.nl.
NWO: An Integrated Approach to the Scientific Study and Conservation of Art (seed money proposal)Deadline: Thursday 6 July 2017
Cultural heritage research generates large quantities of data that are difficult to match and compare. This means that their potential value is not fully utilised. In addition, this type of research deals with data that are difficult to substantiate, but that nonetheless play an important role in the interpretation of cultural heritage and decision making processes in conservation issues. Interdisciplinary teams consisting of senior researchers of at least one university and one museum can apply for funding for research projects focused on the potential of data science for the research agenda of NICAS.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/enw/an-integrated-approach-to-the-scientific-study-and-conservation-of-art/an-integrated-approach-to-the-scientific-study-and-conservation-of-art-seed-money-proposal1/an-integrated-approach-to-the-scientific-study-and-conservation-of-art-seed-money-proposal.html or contact Mw. drs. E.T. Vleugel at e.vleugel at nwo.nl.
NWO: Initial boost Dutch National Research AgendaDeadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
As a knowledge partner in the Knowledge Coalition, NWO will realise the 'Startimpuls' (Initial Boost) for the Dutch National Research Agenda on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. With a sum of 32 million euros, the Startimpuls is an initial investment from the Ministry to make a start with the implementation of the Dutch National Research Agenda.
For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2017/nwo-to-implement-initial-boost-dutch-national-research-agenda.html or (Dutch only) https://www.nwo.nl/financiering/onze-financieringsinstrumenten/nwo/nwa-startimpuls/nwa-startimpuls.htmlFor more information, contact Mw. drs. I.J. Drijfhout at nwastartimpuls at nwo.nl.
15 April 2017, Final application deadline IERTNiL: Indo-European Research Training Network in LogicDate: Saturday 15 April 2017Deadline: Saturday 15 April 2017
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Chennai, India), the Fakultaet fuer Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften of the Universitaet Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the Universiteit van Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) coordinated a research training network in logic with the name IERTNiL from 2013 to 2016. During the course of the network, eleven individual scientists and two conferences were funded.
The network officially ended last year, but there are some limited remaining funds that can be used by Indian researchers for visits to Europe or by European researchers for visits to India. We are accepting applications for Research Visits, Training Visits, Training Courses and Workshops up to a maximum of EUR 1000 (or Rs. 70,000) per application.
If you are interested in getting funding for research visits between India and Europe, please apply by the final deadline of 15 April 2017.For more information, see www.math.uni-hamburg.de/IERTNiL.
TOP-Grants for astronomy, computer science and mathematicsDeadline: Thursday 24 August 2017
The TOP Grants programme aims to strengthen or renew challenging and innovative lines of research. In the projects funded, new lines of research are pursued or new partnerships are entered into. The projects take place within different scientific areas.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/top+grants.
NWO: Smart Culture - Big Data / Digital HumanitiesDeadline: Thursday 1 June 2017
Senior researchers can apply for funding on behalf of consortia, consisting of at least two researchers from different faculties (and/or knowledge institutions) and at least one private partner, for research projects focused on research at the intersection of Big Data and Digital Humanities in relation to the creative industries.For more information, contact Mw. L. Frijhoff, MA at digitalhumanities at nwo.nl.
NWO RubiconDeadline: Thursday 30 March 2017
Rubicon aims to encourage talented researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes run by KNAW and NWO to dedicate themselves to a career in postdoctoral research. To this purpose, Rubicon offers talented researchers who have completed their doctorates in the past year the chance to gain experience at a top research institution outside the Netherlands, as international research experience is likely to be an advantage at a later stage in the applicant's academic career.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/rubicon/index.html or contact Molenkamp-van der Harst, Mw. A. at Rubicon at nwo.nl.
NIAS Theme-group FellowshipsDeadline: Saturday 15 April 2017
Theme Groups bring together scholars of different backgrounds with specific expertise to work together on a daily basis, to advance knowledge on a particular theme.
A NIAS research theme group is a group composed of maximum five scholars, half of them from the Netherlands, the other half from other countries. They become Fellows at NIAS for one semester of five months, starting on 1 September or 1 February respectively. Researchers work both individually and as a team on a clearly defined research topic with the aim of producing a concrete result such as a book, scientific paper or conference.For more information, see www.nias.knaw.nl/theme-groups.
NIAS Individual FellowshipsDeadline: Saturday 15 April 2017
NIAS Individual Fellowships are awarded to senior scholars to carry out advanced research in the humanities and the social sciences. Fellows have at least three years of post-PhD degree academic experience and have already made a considerable contribution to their field.For more information, see www.nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/individual-fellowships.
E W Beth Dissertation Prize 2017Deadline: Friday 21 April 2017
Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information, http://www.folli.info) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2016.
Call for nominations: CAV Award 2016 for Fundamental Contributions to Computer-Aided VerificationDeadline: Friday 10 February 2017
The CAV award is given annually at the CAV conference for fundamental contributions to the field of Computer-Aided Verification. The award comes with a cash prize of US$10,000 shared equally among recipients.
Anyone can submit a nomination. The Award Committee can originate a nomination. Anyone, with the exception of members of the Award Committee, is eligible to receive the Award. A nomination must state clearly the contribution(s), explain why the contribution is fundamental or the series of contributions is outstanding, and be accompanied by supporting letters and other evidence of worthiness. The deadline for nominations for the 2017 award is 10 February 2017.For more information, see cavconference.org/2017/cav-award.
Call for Nominations: Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and ComputationDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
An annual award, called the Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation, was established in 2015 by SIGLOG, EATCS, EACSL and KGS. 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 2017 award are now being solicited. The nominating letter must summarise the contribution and make the case that it is fundamental and outstanding. The nominating letter can have multiple co-signers. Self-nominations are excluded. In addition, the contribution must not yet have received recognition via a major award, such as the Turing Award, the Kanellakis Award, or the Goedel Prize. (The nominee(s) may have received such awards for other contributions.)For more information, see siglog.hosting.acm.org/the-alonzo-church-award-for-outstanding-contributions-to-logic-and-computation or contact gdp at inf.ed.ac.uk.
Call for Nominations of Graduate Fellows in the CRA Education CommitteeDeadline: Monday 30 January 2017
The Computing Research Association Education Committee (CRA-E) is now accepting applications for the CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program. The program provides opportunities for Ph.D. candidates in computing fields to contribute to CRA-E projects, network with computer science education advocates on the committee, engage in advocacy for mentoring undergraduate students and promote undergraduate research and education at the national level.
Faculty members are invited to nominate a graduate student by January 30, 2017. CRA-E plans to appoint up to two graduate fellows per year, who will serve as members of the committee, providing a voice for graduate students. The fellows will attend the annual CRA-E meeting (travel expenses funded by CRA-E), serve on a CRA-E subcommittee related to their interests and expertise, and contribute to the CRA-E Conquer site that provides resources for undergraduate research and applying to graduate school.For more information, see cra.org/crae/activities/fellows.
FameLab 2017Deadline: Friday 10 February 2017
The AMC and UVA jointly organise the Amsterdam heat of FameLab 2017, an international competition in science communication for young scientists. Are you a PhD candidate or post doc, between 21 – 40 years, into science and eager to explain scientific concepts to a general audience…in just three minutes? Then take the challenge and enter the competition.
2017 BSPS Doctoral Scholarship Competition, UKDeadline: Tuesday 7 March 2017
The British Society for the Philosophy of Science is offering a scholarship for doctoral work in the philosophy of science at a UK university, subject to a candidate of sufficient merit presenting themselves.
The competition is open to both UK/EU and international students. The scholarship will cover UK/EU fees at the UK Research Councils rate. International fees will be covered in part or in full, depending on the case, but will be covered at least up to UK/EU levels. The scholarship is conditional on being accepted into an appropriate doctoral programme in philosophy of science at a UK university in time for the start of the 2017-18 academic year. In cases where an awardee has partial funding from other sources, the size of the BSPS grant will be set accordingly.
2017 Ackermann AwardDeadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. Nominations are now invited for the 2017 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the CSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2015 and 31.12.2016 are eligible for nomination for the award.
The 2017 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 20-24 August 2017, in Stockholm (Sweden). The jury is entitled to give the award to more (or less) than one dissertation in a year.
Paris Institute for Advanced Study fellowshipsDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, during the academic year 2017-2018.For more information, see www.paris-iea.fr/en/apply/calls-for-applications/appel-a-candidatures-2016#.
ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest on the Responsible Use of AI TechnologiesDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence is inviting contributions by students to an essay contest reagarding the following questions: What do you see as the 1-2 most pressing ethical, social or regulatory issues with respect to AI technologies? What position or steps can governments, industries or organizations take to address these issues or shape the discussions on them?For more information, see sigai.acm.org/aimatters/blog/2016/12/04/essaycontest.
QUANTERA – Cofund Initiative in Quantum TechnologiesDeadline: Thursday 1 June 2017
QuantERA is a network of 31 agencies from 26 countries, coordinated by the National Science Centre, Poland, supporting research in Quantum Technologies. With a budget of over EUR 34 M, including co-funding from the European Commission, QuantERA will support international research projects in the field of Quantum Technologies.
QuantERA answers the growing need for collaborative endeavours and common funding scheme in the field of quantum technology research, which due to its highly interdisciplinary nature cannot be confined to an individual institution or state. Through coordination of national and regional research funding programmes QuantERA avoids the problem of fragmentation of national efforts, encouraging transnational collaborations and leveraging Europe’s competitive advantage in the field of quantum technology. Join call for proposals for international research groups operating in QuantERA partner countries will become the first step to further integration.
Launch of the call for proposals will be complemented by a range of additional activities aimed at stimulating cooperation within the research community, creating and maintaining links between academia and industry, building a toolkit on responsible research and innovation in QT, exchanging best practices, and engaging in a dialogue with policy makers about the design of future funding instruments. Altogether it will help in taking further steps on the road to unlocking the widely recognized industrial potential of Quantum Technologies in response to current societal needs and for the benefit of the public at large.
Call announcement: January 2017
Pre-proposal deadline: March 2017
Full proposal deadline: June 2017For more information, see ncn.gov.pl/quantera.
ERC Proof of ConceptDeadline: Thursday 19 January 2017
Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. Proof of Concept Grants are therefore on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research. Cut-off date: Thursday 19 January 2017.For more information, see ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/erc-2017-poc.html.
UvA FGw Aspasia FundDeadline: Thursday 12 January 2017
The UvA FGw Aspasia Fund aims to support women in their career development within the Faculty of Humanities at the UvA and to expand their opportunities to conduct research. Two to three female academics can be awarded a temporary release from teaching duties to enable them to prepare applications for senior personal grants.For more information, see aihr.uva.nl/news-and-events/news/news-aihr/news-aihr/content-3/folder/2016/10/fgw-aspasia-cfp.html.
ERC Individual Fellowships 2017
The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.
Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in a European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The scheme particularly supports the return and reintegration of researchers from outside Europe who have previously worked here. It also develops or helps to restart the careers of individual researchers that show great potential, considering their experience.
Application deadline: 14 September 2017 17:00:00For more information, see ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-if-2017.html.
KNAW Academy ColloquiaDeadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
Academy Colloquia are small, exclusive expert meetings, hosted and funded by the Academy. They are held at the Academy’s Trippenhuis Building in Amsterdam. The aim is to bring together a select international group of no more than fifty top researchers to discuss a subject in which key innovations are expected.
Applications will be accepted starting in December 2016. The deadline for an Academy Colloquium to be organised in 2018 is 1 March 2017.
ERC Advanced grantDeadline: Thursday 31 August 2017
If, as an established leading principal investigator, you are interested in the opportunity for long-term funding, the ERC is here to help. ERC Advanced Grants are designed to allow outstanding research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in Europe. The scheme targets researchers who have already established themselves as top independent research leaders.
Application deadline: 31 August 2017For more information, see erc.europa.eu/advanced-grants.
ERC Consolidator Grant
If, as a young principal investigator<a class="glossary-icon" title="The Principal Investigator (PI) is the lead scientist or engineer for a particularly well-defined science (or other research) project, such as a laboratory study or clinical trial.
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Application deadline: 9 February 2017For more information, see erc.europa.eu/consolidator-grants.
Open Positions at ILLC
PhD candidate in History and Philosophy of Logic and MathematicsDeadline: Thursday 21 September 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill one position for a PhD candidate in History and Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics in Arianna Betti’s group Concepts in Motion within e-Ideas (2017-2022), a project funded by a prestigious personal grant (VICI scheme) by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and directed by Arianna Betti (Principal Investigator). The project is carried out by a team of experts in history and philosophy of logic, mathematics and biology, and computational experts. We aim at developing a groundbreaking, new computational methodology to trace how concepts change in writings in the history and philosophy of science from 1749-1940 in English, German, and Polish (about 600 books/240.000 pages in total), including works by Wolff, Kant, Bolzano, Frege, Russell and Quine.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/08/17-411-phd-candidate-in-history-and-philosophy-of-logic-and-mathematics.html or contact Prof. Arianna Betti at ariannabetti at gmail.com.
Postdoctoral researcher in History and Philosophy of Logic and MathematicsDeadline: Thursday 21 September 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill one position for a postdoc in History and Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics in Arianna Betti’s group Concepts in Motion within e-Ideas (2017-2022), a project funded by a prestigious personal grant (VICI scheme) by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and directed by Arianna Betti (Principal Investigator). The project is carried out by a team of experts in history and philosophy of logic, mathematics and biology, and computational experts. We aim at developing a groundbreaking, new computational methodology to trace how concepts change in writings in the history and philosophy of science from 1749-1940 in English, German, and Polish (about 600 books/240.000 pages in total), including works by Wolff, Kant, Bolzano, Frege, Russell and Quine.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/08/17-410-postdoctoral-researcher-in-history-and-philosophy-of-logic-and-mathematic.html or contact Prof. Arianna Betti at ariannabetti at gmail.com.
Postdoctoral researcher in Computational LinguisticsDeadline: Thursday 21 September 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill one position for a postdoc in Computational Linguistics in Arianna Betti’s group Concepts in Motion within e-Ideas (2017-2022, VICI), a project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and directed by Arianna Betti (Principal Investigator). The project is carried out by a team of computational experts, and experts in history and philosophy of logic, mathematics and biology. We aim at developing a groundbreaking, new computational methodology to trace how concepts change in historical corpora from 1749-1940 in English, German, and Polish. The corpus is of extreme conceptual density and rather small from a computational perspective (about 240.000 pages in total) but big from a philosophical one, and includes works by Wolff, Kant, Bolzano, Frege, Russell and Quine. We want to use a mix of top-down and bottom-up approaches: from the humanities point of view we plan to rely on a scholarly sound method in intellectual history that we have developed ourselves (the ‘model approach’ to the history of ideas), and from the computational point of view on an ontology approach coupled with distributional semantics.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/08/17-409-postdoctoral-researcher-in-computational-linguistics.html or contact Prof. Arianna Betti at ariannabetti at gmail.com.
Postdoctoral researcher Language in InteractionDeadline: Sunday 10 September 2017
This postdoc position is part of the larger Dutch research consortium 'Language in Interaction', sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour. The postdoc will be part of a team working on the question "The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?", and will focus on the problem of how to learn word vector representations that encode the combinatorial properties of words required to account for complex linguistic phenomena.
The postdoctoral researcher should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in (computational) linguistics, or another relevant field of study, and a strong background in syntax, formal semantics and/or parsing. Knowledge of methods in distributional semantics and machine learning for Natural Language Processing is desirable, as is previous experience with vector space models of semantic compositionality.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/07/17-377-postdoctoral-researcher-language-in-interaction.html or contact Dr. Willem Zuidema at zuidema at uva.nl, or Dr Raquel Fernández at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.
PhD candidate in deep learning for natural language processingDeadline: Monday 31 July 2017
Appplications are invited for a PhD position in a joint project between the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and the Institute of Informatics (IvI). This PhD vacancy will focus primarily on deep learning for natural language processing (affiliated with ILLC, supervised by Dr. Ivan Titov). The PhD candidate will spend much of the time posted at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the University of Edinburgh, where the project leader holds his main faculty appointment.
The project will attempt to develope deep learning methods for predictive analysis of complex network data (e.g., social networks, trading networks etc.). In this work we will use very large amounts of real data from a trading network (an industrial partner) but the methods will generalize to other types of networks where heterogeneous data is being exchanged. We will be developing predictive algorithms relying on the flow of transactions in the network. We also seek to cluster the businesses trading over the networks as well as the products that are being traded. As information in these networks mostly comes in a textual form, we will develop methods for inducing predictive semantics representations of texts relying both on the text itself but also on the flow of information in the network.
Necessary qualifications for candidates include excellent grades, proven research talent, affinity with machine learning, statistics and excellent programming skills. A master’s degree in computer science (preferably with a specialization in artificial intelligence and/or machine learning), applied mathematics or computational linguistics. Strong programming skills are required.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/07/17-363-phd-candidate-in-deep-learning-for-natural-language-processing.html or contact Dr. Ivan Titov at titov at uva.nl.
Secretariaatsmedewerker ILLCDeadline: Wednesday 28 June 2017
The ILLC has expanded recently due to an increase in external funding. The ILLC Office is therefore looking for a colleague (HBO level) with experience in a similar position, to provide support to projects and to participate in the general support tasks carried out by office staff.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/content/vacatures/2017/06/17-336-secretariaatsmedewerker-illc.html or contact Drs. J.S. Batson at j.s.batson at uva.nl.
Research project assistants (Internal vacancy) at the Faculty of HumanitiesDeadline: Sunday 25 June 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill one or more positions for Project Assistants in Arianna Betti's group 'Concepts in Motion' within the projects 'eIdeas' and 'CatVis'.
The project 'eIdeas' aims at developing a groundbreaking new computational methodology for the History of Ideas. CatVis aims at developing insightful visualisations for the humanities based on cutting edge geometrical algorithmics.
The ideal candidate for this position is a born organiser: a flexible, accurate, highly team-oriented person, capable of working independently, of quickly adjusting to changes of plan, with outstanding social and communicative skills. A BA in philosophy or other field relevant to the project is required. The RA supports the internal and the external workings of the Concept in Motion team by monitoring and taking care of the more practical and collaborative aspects of its internal workings, as well as of its external, digital presence in the internet.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/06/17-333-research-project-assistants-intern.html or contact Prof. Arianna Betti at ariannabetti at gmail.com.
Six Lecturers in Artificial IntelligenceDeadline: Sunday 14 May 2017
In this position, the lecturers in question will report to the Academic Skills coordinator of the Artificial Intelligence programme. In addition, the lecturers will be part of the team of skills lecturers from other Bachelor’s programmes within the College of Science.
The lecturers will be responsible for the preparations and the practical realisation and content of seminars, lab sessions and projects for a number of courses within the Artificial Intelligence programme, in consultation with Academic Skills coordinator and the relevant course coordinators in charge of the theoretical and didactic content of the course. They will be responsible for a sub-set of courses in the field of mathematics, logic, language theory, psychology, programming, image processing and machine learning; the sub-set will depend on the relevant candidate’s background. In any case, candidates’ responsibilities will also include supervision of the weekly meetings of the Academic Skills learning track.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/content/vacatures/2017/04/17-191-zes-docenten-kunstmatige-intelligentie.html or contact Ms A.M. Ruhland at A.M.Ruhland at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral researcher in Natural Language UnderstandingDeadline: Thursday 1 June 2017
ILLC is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for semantic reasoning and semantic parsing, as part of Ivan Titov’s NWO VIDI Project Scaling Semantic Parsing to Unrestricted Domains. The aim of the PhD project is to develop effective semantic parsers and statistical models for reasoning relying on machine learning (incl. deep learning / deep generative models / structured prediction). The primary focus is on inducing these models from large amounts of unannotated text (on the Web) while guided by existing prior knowledge (e.g., in the form of annotated data).For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/05/17-225-postdoctoral-researcher-in-natural-language-understanding.html or contact dr Ivan Titov at i.a.titov at uva.nl.
Assistant professor in Computational LinguisticsDeadline: Monday 15 May 2017
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) invites applications from excellent researchers in the field of Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing for a tenured Assistant professorship at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Depending on their level of seniority, candidates may instead be considered for an Associate professorship.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/17-143-assistant-professor-in-computational-linguistics.html or contact Dr. Raquel Fernández at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.
Associate professor in Logic and Philosophy of Language (internal vacancy)Deadline: Sunday 2 April 2017
This vacancy is open only to candidates who hold a permanent appointment within the University of Amsterdam.
The Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, is looking for an Associate professor in Logic and Philosophy of Language, to be embedded in the Capacity Group Logic and Language (LLA).For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/17-129-associate-professor-in-logic-and-philosophy-of-language-internal-vacancy.html or contact Prof. Arianna Betti at ariannabetti at gmail.com.
Postdoctoral researcher in Mathematical Logic and AIDeadline: Sunday 7 May 2017
The ILLC is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher in the interface between Mathematical Logic and Artificial Intelligence, within the project 'The Logic of Conceivability [LoC]. Modelling Rational Imagination With Non- Normal Modal Logics' . This is a 5-year project (2017-2021) funded by the European Research Council, and led by Principal Investigator (PI) Prof. Franz Berto, Chair at the Department of Philosophy.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/17-080-postdoctoral-researcher-in-mathematical-logic-and-ai.html or contact Prof. Dr. Franz Berto at f.berto at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology of ReasoningDeadline: Sunday 7 May 2017
The ILLC is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher in the interface between Logic and Cognitive Science, ideally in the area of the Psychology of Reasoning, within the project 'The Logic of Conceivability [LoC]. Modelling Rational Imagination With Non- Normal Modal Logics' . This is a 5-year project (2017-2021) funded by the European Research Council, and led by Principal Investigator (PI) Prof. Franz Berto, Chair at the Department of Philosophy.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/17-081-postdoctoral-researcher-in-the-psychology-of-reasoning.html or contact Prof. Dr. Franz Berto at f.berto at uva.nl.
PhD position in Homotopy Type TheoryDeadline: Wednesday 15 March 2017
The position is part of a research project, The Computational Content of Homotopy Type Theory. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the TOP2 scheme.
The aim of the project is to develop a computational understanding of Homotopy Type Theory by using concepts from category theory and realizability.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/17-058-phd-position-in-homotopy-type-theory.html or contact Benno van den Berg at bennovdberg at gmail.com.
Open position at ILLC: Data research analystDeadline: Friday 24 February 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill a position for a Data research analyst within the project Golden Agents: Creative Industries and the Making of the Dutch Golden Age. This is a 5-year NWO Groot project (2017-2021) funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and carried out by a consortium consisting of a large number of universities, research institutes and national cultural heritage institutions such as the Rijksmuseum, the National Library of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Institute for History of Art.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/17-009-data-research-analyst-for-the-project-golden-agents.html or contact Prof. Charles van den Heuvel at C.M.J.M.vandenHeuvel at uva.nl.
Open position at ILLC: Ontology specialistDeadline: Friday 24 February 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill a position for an Ontology specialist (‘Semantic Lead’) within the project Golden Agents: Creative Industries and the Making of the Dutch Golden Age. This is a 5-year NWO Groot project (2017-2021) funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and carried out by a consortium consisting of a large number of universities, research institutes and national cultural heritage institutions such as the Rijksmuseum, the National Library of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Institute for History of Art.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/17-008-ontology-specialist-for-project-golden-agents.html or contact Prof. Arianna Betti at ariannabetti at gmail.com.
Vacature SecretariaatsmedewerkerDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
Vanwege de sterke groei van het ILLC, zijn wij op zoek naar een medewerker die de bedrijfsvoerder inhoudelijk ondersteunt met de personeelsadministratie binnen het instituut.For more information, see www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/17-047-secretariaatsmedewerker.html or contact Drs. Jenny Batson at j.s.batson at uva.nl.
PhD position at ILLCDeadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
The ILLC currently has one PhD position available at the Faculty of Science, starting on 1 September 2017. Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in an area within ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-620-phd-position-at-illc.html.
PhD in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Wednesday 1 February 2017
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a PhD position in the Computational Social Choice Group led by Ulle Endriss. The position is part of a larger research project, the Customisable Collective Choice (C3) Project, which will eventually employ two PhD candidates and one postdoctoral researcher. The aim of the C3 project is to develop the scientific foundations required to build tools that can help people to better understand the methods they use to make decisions together and to support them in designing decision making methods that are customised to their specific needs.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-583-phd-candidate-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact Dr. Ulle Endriss at U.Endriss at uva.nl.
Postdoc in Quantum CryptographyDeadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of quantum cryptography. The successful applicant will join the group of Christian Schaffner. The aim of the project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-584-postdoctoral-researcher-in-quantum-cryptography.html or contact Dr. Christian Schaffner at C.Schaffner at uva.nl.
Open Positions, General
PhD student positions in mathematics, Helsinki (Finland)Deadline: Thursday 14 September 2017
The University of Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics (Domast) invites applications for Doctoral Candidate Positions for a 1–4 year period starting from 1 January 2018. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis. The Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics (Domast) offers PhD thesis topics and high-quality supervision in several areas of mathematics. These areas include analysis, inverse problems, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematical logic and statistics.
Six full professorships in computing (including algorithms & complexity), Leeds (England)Deadline: Sunday 17 September 2017
Six new full professorships are available at the School of Computing of the University of Leeds. Two of these Chairs are in any area of Computer Science. The School of Computing has five main research themes, among them Algorithms and Complexity.
Assistant, Associate or Full Professorship in Mathematical Logic, Helsinki (Finland)Deadline: Thursday 31 August 2017
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki invites applications for a Professor or Assistant/Associate Professor in Mathematics.The appointee will be responsible for leading and developing the teaching in mathematical logic. Experience of teaching and research in at least one of the research areas in mathematical logic at the department is a requirement. The successful applicant may be appointed to a permanent professorship or a fixed-term associate/assistant professorship (tenure track system consisting of two stages, each 3 - 5 years), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage.For more information, see www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/assistant-professorassociate-professorprofessor-mathematical-logic.
Postdoctoral position in philosophy of science, Edinburgh (Scotland)Deadline: Thursday 21 September 2017
The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant for a fixed-term period of 24 months. The position is to support the research project entitled *Perspectival Realism. Science, knowledge and truth from a human vantage point*, which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Prof. Michela Massimi. This full-time position is 35 hours a week, and is available from January 2018 for a fixed-term period of 24 months.For more information, see www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form or contact Prof. Michela Massimi at michela.massimi at ed.ac.uk.
PhD student position in game theory, Paris (France)Deadline: Monday 4 September 2017
The Laboratory of Mathematical Economics at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris is offering one funded PhD position in Economics in the fields of Game Theory, Epistemic Game Theory, Interactive Epistemology, or some other topic related to Game Theory to be agreed with the candidate.
Applicants need to be holder of a Master's degree preferably in Economics or Mathematics, obtained prior to the contract's starting date (end of September 2017).
Imperial College Research Fellowships in Computing, London (England)Deadline: Tuesday 29 August 2017
The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites talented early career researchers to apply for Imperial College London Research Fellowships. This scheme is comparable to an Assistant Research Professorship and provides funding for 4 years to conduct independent research within the research environments of our department, college and the entire cohort of successful fellows. The fellowship offers a competitive salary and attractive research package, support for mentoring, career management, and development opportunities.
The department values to receive strong proposals in all research areas in or pertaining to Computer Science, in foundational or more applied aspects of the discipline. Applicants need to identify a host, who is a permanent member of our academic staff. We therefore encourage prospective applicants to contact potential hosts to discuss an application and proposed fellowship proposal with them.For more information, see www.imperial.ac.uk/research-fellowships/information-for-applicants or contact the Director of Research at doc-dor at imperial.ac.uk.
PhD student position in correct parallel algorithms, Leiden (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 27 August 2017
The Faculty of Science, Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) is looking for a PHD candidate for the project 'Correct Parallel Algorithms'. This project aims at creating a framework for the rapid development of correct Parallel Algorithms through the use of Computer-Aided Verification.
We offer a full-time one year term position with the possibility of three-year renewal based on performance. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. All our PhD students are embedded in the Leiden University Graduate School of Science. www.graduateschools.leidenuniv.nl . Vacancy number: 17-311.For more information, see werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/phd-posities/17-311-phd-candidate-correct-parallel-algorithms-.html or contact Assistant Professor Alfons Laarman at a.w.laarman at liacs.leidenuniv.nl.
PhD student positions and postdoctoral fellowships in logic and topos theory, Como (Italy)
Applications are invited for Ph.D. studentships and post-doctoral fellowships at the Department of Science and High Technology of the University of Insubria in Como, Italy. We particularly welcome candidates who wish to work in areas represented within the Department, including logic and topos theory.
The deadlines are the 1st of September 2017 for the Ph.D. studentships and the 8th of September 2017 for the post-doctoral fellowships. More details are available at the following pages:
PhD studentship in verification of security & privacyLocation: Guildford, EnglandDeadline: Wednesday 30 August 2017
The University of Surrey has an opening for a PhD Studentship researching formalism and (semi)-automatic tools based on non-classical logics, for the verification of systems’ security and privacy in modern threat landscapes.
The student will be registered with University of Surrey and join a team of researchers at Surrey Centre for Cyber Security, and will be supervised by Dr. Ioana Boureanu, in collaboration with Prof. Steve Schneider. The PhD studentship is aimed at focusing on the software development of the aforementioned (semi)-automatic tools. However, a move towards (more) theoretically-centred work in this space is also possible.For more information, see jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx.
1 postdoctoral position and 1 research assistant position in "Language in Interaction", Nijmegen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 10 September 2017
These positions are part of the larger Dutch research consortium 'Language in Interaction', sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour. The postdoc and research assistant will be part of a team working on the question "Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does the ability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and map individual language skills in relation to the population distribution?", and wil focus on using variability in learning ability to investigate why second-language acquisition can become harder in adulthood. Both positions will be based at the Donders Institute - Centre for Cognition, Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
The postdoctoral researcher should have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in the cognitive neuroscience of language learning or of human memory, or in a closely-related field of study, and be familiar, ideally, with running MRI experiments and with analysing MRI data (including DTI data), with carrying out psycholinguistic and/or learning experiments, with research on individual differences, and with testing children.
The research assistant should have completed, with good grades, a Bachelor's or (Research) Master's degree in psychology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, or a closely-related field of study, be familiar, ideally, with running experiments with human subjects (MRI experiments and/or behavioural experiments in psycholinguistics and/or human memory and/or individual differences), and have experience with testing large numbers of participants. Experience with testing children would be especially welcome, as would experience with analysis of large datasets on behavioural and/or neuroimaging measures.
PhD Position at the Vienna Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum InformationDeadline: Sunday 30 July 2017
The group of Quantum Foundations and Quantum Information Theory at the Vienna Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) is offering a PhD position in the framework of the interdisciplinary project Quantum probabilities and objectivity: New pragmatist insights”.
The project’s aim is to investigate new approaches to the ‘operational reconstruction’ of quantum mechanics based on the logical analysis of the status and role of the observer. The student is expected in particular to explore the possibility of exploiting recently proposed ‘inferentialist’ theories of objectivity in order to provide a rational justification of some structural features of quantum probabilities and analyze possible generalizations.For more information, see www.iqoqi-vienna.at/en/news-detail/article/call-for-a-phd-position or contact stefano.osnaghi at gmail.com .
Lectureship in Philosophy of Science & Logic, Armidale (Australia)Deadline: Monday 31 July 2017
The School of Humanities at the University of New England (UNE) in Armidale, Australia is seeking a dynamic academic for the role of Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science. The successful candidate will be a collegial and productive individual with a passion for teaching and research in the field of Philosophy of Science and Logic. The incumbent will collaborate with staff in the discipline of Philosophy & Religious Studies to enhance the discipline's research profile and community engagement, and work with staff across the School. Ref. nr 217123.
Postdoctoral position in logic, proof theory, and semantics, Nancy (France)Deadline: Tuesday 25 July 2017
A post-doc position is available at LORIA (Nancy, France) in logic, proof theory and semantics. It is a 1 year post-doc position that could be extended with 1 more year. The successful candidate will be working within the TYPES team at LORIA. He will have access to the resources of the team through the Ticamore project "Translating and Discovering Calculi for Modal and Related logics".
The central goal of the Ticamore project is to study the proof-theory of sub-structural or modal logics with a focus on the bridges that can be built between internal calculi (like sequent, hyper-sequent, nested or bunched calculi) and external calculi (like labelled or display calculi). These bridges should be understood as proof (or counter model) transformation procedures, embeddings, encodings, ...
Postdoctoral position on first-order theory of rewriting, Innsbruck (Austria)Deadline: Tuesday 1 August 2017
The Computational Logic research group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in connection with the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) project "FORTissimo: Automating the First-Order Theory of Rewriting". The project runs for 3 years starting from 1 September 2017. The main task of a successful applicant will be to collaborate with other project members in order to extend the Isabelle Formalization of Rewriting with the decision procedure for the first-order theory of rewriting for left-linear and right-ground rewrite systems.
Candidates must hold a PhD degree in computer science or mathematics. Knowledge of automata theory and rewriting is helpful, experience with and a liking of working with proof assistants (preferably Isabelle/HOL) is desirable. Candidates close to obtaining a PhD degree are also invited to apply. Knowledge of German is not required.For more information, see cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/jobs/3-year-postdoc-position.
PhD student position in metaphysics of science, Duesseldorf (Germany)Deadline: Thursday 13 July 2017The Institute of Philosophy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Dep. Philosophy III – Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language,Prof. Markus Schrenk, invites applications for a doctoral position scientific employee/doctoral student (50 %, pay grade 13 TV-L) starting at the earliest date. Initial appointment will be limited to a period of two years. Subject to continued funding, a further appointment for maximally one more year will be made.
Topics for the PhD thesis must be chosen from one of Prof. Schrenk's research areas such as Metaphysics of Science (dispositions, laws of nature, causation, meta-metaphysics).For more information, see www.uni-duesseldorf.de/home/fileadmin/redaktion/ZUV/Dezernat_3/Stellenausschreibungen/Doku_wiss_Besch/116_T_17_englisch.pdf or contact Prof. Markus Schrenk at markus.schrenk at phil.uni-duesseldorf.de.
Seventeen PhD student and postdoctoral positions in "Limit of Variability in Language", Potsdam (Germany)Deadline: Wednesday 20 September 2017
The Collaborative Research Center SFB 1287 'Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects' in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for 17 positions for PhD candidates and Postdocs available from July 2017 for a duration of four years (subject to funding commitment).
Language users exhibit a high degree of variability at all levels of the linguistic system, language use, and language development and change. By exploring the systematicity and the limits of variability in linguistic behaviours, the main focus of the CRC will be on identifying the constraints of the underlying linguistic system. Several projects will jointly evaluate the limits, relations, dependencies, and commonalities of different types of variability across a range of linguistic phenomena from the perspectives of (A) language interaction and change, of (B) language processing, and of (C) grammatical systems.For more information, see www.uni-potsdam.de/sfb1287/vacancies.html.
Twelve PhD student positions in "Uncertainty & Randomness in Algorithms, Verification & Logic", Aachen (Germany)Deadline: Friday 14 July 2017
The RWTH Aachen University is looking for enthusiastic and highly qualified doctoral researchers. 12 positions are available within the interdisciplinary Research Training Group (RTG) UnRAVeL. The RTG UnRAVeL aims to significantly advance probabilistic modelling and analysis for uncertainty. Candidates must have (or soon obtain) a master degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related area and have completed their studies with excellent grades. Proficiency in German is helpful but not compulsory.For more information, see moves.rwth-aachen.de/wp-content/uploads/projects/unravel-open-doctoral-positions.pdf or contact Prof. Joost-Pieter Katoen at katoen at cs.rwth-aachen.de.
PhD position in Logic, Gothenburg (Sweden)Deadline: Monday 31 July 2017
The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at University of Gothenburg is advertising a PhD position in Logic, with specialisation in Proof Theory. The successful applicant will be employed in the research project Truth and Reflection lead by Graham Leigh, funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The position is fully-funded for four years.For more information, see www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details or contact Graham E. Leigh at graham.leigh at gu.se.
Jobs in natural language processing at a company in Oxford
Semmle is a software development company built on groundbreaking research in compilers and data analysis, developed by a team from the University of Oxford. The company is looking for an expert in data analysis with a strong background in natural language processing (including sentiment analysis) to automate the interpretation of software engineering data.For more information, see semmle.com/careers.
PhD student position in epistemology & decision theory, Hamburg (Germany)Deadline: Friday 30 June 2017
Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the project "Knowledge and Decision (PI: Moritz Schulz)", funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The position commences on October 1st 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. It is remunerated at 65% of the salary level TV-L 13.
PhD student position in Deontic Logic, Vienna (Austria)
We are searching for an exceptionally talented and motivated student to join our team as PhD student in the logic group. The ideal candidate should have or be about to obtain an excellent Masters degree (or comparable) in one of the following fields: Mathematics, Computer Science or Philosophy. Competencies in one or several of the following areas would be a plus: Structural proof theory, Deontic logic, Modal logic, Philosophical logic (in particular formalisation of philosophical texts), Implementations.
Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary environment consisting of logicians and indologists is a must. The successful candidate will be an affiliated PhD student in the doctoral program Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS) at the Vienna University of Technology.
Ten PhD student grants in computer science, Bolzano (Italy)Deadline: Monday 3 July 2017
10 four-years 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 E68,000; for research visits abroad the grant can increase up to 50%. Substantial extra funding is available for participation to international conferences, schools, workshops, research visits. The language of the PhD program is English.
The KRDB Research Centre of the faculty is widely recognised as one of the internationally leading groups in knowledge representation research, with a synergy between foundational and application-oriented research. Among the various available PhD topics described in the call, the KRDB Research Centre is looking for PhD students interested in Conceptual Data Modelling and Ontology Design, Intelligent Information Access and Query processing, Information Integration, Semantic Technologies, Knowledge Representation, Computational Logic, Artificial Intelligence, foundations of Process-aware Information Systems.For more information, contact prof. Alessandro Artale at artale at inf.unibz.it.
PhD student position and postdoctoral position in program logics, Erlangen (Germany)Deadline: Sunday 10 September 2017
In the Theoretical Computer Science group (Chair Computer Science 8) at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, we have a PhD and a 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 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 Schröder. The positions are in the TV-L E13 or E14 pay scale depending on qualification of the applicant; the project duration is three years.
Lectureship in Philosophy (logic teaching need), Melbourne (Australia)Deadline: Friday 30 June 2017
A *Level B* teaching and research academic is expected to develop curriculum, teach and undertake research or other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. You must have a demonstrated capacity to teach into a wide range of undergraduate subjects for the Philosophy major. Staff may also be requested to contribute to teaching in interdisciplinary majors such as Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies and/or our Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree.For more information, see careers.pageuppeople.com/533/caw/en/job/552542/lecturer-level-b-philosophy or contact g.tavan at latrobe.edu.au.
10 PhD positions, Bolzano, KRDB Research CenterDeadline: Monday 3 July 2017
10 four-years 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 €; for research visits abroad the grant can increase up to 50%. Substantial extra funding is available for participation to international conferences, schools, workshops, research visits. The language of the PhD program is English.
The KRDB Research Centre of the faculty is widely recognised as one of the internationally leading groups in knowledge representation research, with a synergy between foundational and application-oriented research. Among the various available PhD topics described in the call, the KRDB Research Centre is looking for PhD students interested in Conceptual Data Modelling and Ontology Design, Intelligent Information Access and Query processing, Information Integration, Semantic Technologies, Knowledge Representation, Computational Logic, Artificial Intelligence, foundations of Process-aware Information Systems.For more information, see www.unibz.it/en/faculties/computer-science/phd-computer-science or contact Alessandro Artale at artale at inf.unibz.it.
Three postdoctoral research associates on interactive theorem proving, Cambridge, UKLocation: Cambridge, EnglandDeadline: Monday 3 July 2017
ALEXANDRIA is a five-year ERC-funded project aimed at making interactive theorem proving useful in mathematical research. The workplan includes pilot studies to identify critical issues, library development and the implementation of advanced search, perhaps using machine learning. Two mathematicians and an Isabelle architect will be hired.For more information, see www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~lp15.
Three Postdoctoral positions on Narrative Science, London (England)Deadline: Thursday 22 June 2017
Applications are invited for 3 Post-Docs to work on the EU-funded project Narrative Science under the direction of the principal investigator, Professor Mary S. Morgan at the London School of Economics. This team project will investigate how, when, and why scientists use narratives to explain their work within their own communities. Each researcher will develop their own case materials within the overall project, working - by agreement with the project leader - on particular topics and fields of science past and present.
It is expected that candidates will have a PhD in history of science, or a closely related field (including narrative studies, science communication, etc) provided you have some experience of historical research work; or you must have an equivalent track record of independent and original research. There will shortly also be an advert for a Research Fellow to help run the project, and to curate a web-based library of case studies in narrative science. Candidates are welcome to apply to both.
PhD student position and postdoctoral position in socially adaptive computing, Delft (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 25 June 2017
The Interactive Intelligence group at Delft University of Technology invites applications for 1 PhD position (4 years) and 1 postdoc position (2 years) in the CoreSAEP project (Computational Reasoning for Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners) let by Dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk.
The goal of the project is to develop techniques for creating software that understands norms and values of people, which we call Socially Adaptive Computing. Through development of formal models we lay the foundations for intelligent supportive technology that can take into account social relations and human values, for example privacy, freedom and safety, when taking decisions on our behalf. Decisions may concern, e.g., which data to share with whom or who to contact if help is needed. This becomes more and more important with the rise of AI and Data Science and the increasing pervasiveness of intelligent technology in our daily lives.
PhD student position in cognitive science, Bochum (Germany)Deadline: Wednesday 5 July 2017
The interdisciplinary Research Training (RTG) Group 'Situated Cognition' invites applications for 1 Ph.D. position for a three-year structured PhD program. The program will commence June 1st, 2017 and the candidate should be prepared to start as soon as possible but on 1st of Oct. 2017 at latest. The group is jointly based at the Department of Philosophy II and the Faculty of Psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum and at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Philosophy at Osnabrück University.
The PhD candidate for this position will be based in Bochum and work on an essentially interdisciplinary project with an emphasis on philosophical theory formation regarding either (a) situated aspects of perception, supervised by Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht, or (b) situated aspects of social understanding, supervised by Prof. Dr. Albert Newen. Ideally, the second supervisor will be an empirical scientist.For more information, see www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/Situated%20Cognition/call.html or contact Prof. Dr. Albert Newen at RTG-SituatedCognition at rub.de.
postdoctoral position in philosophy or cognitive science, Bochum (Germany)Deadline: Wednesday 5 July 2017
The Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution at the Ruhr-University Bochum is offering a full-time postdoctoral position, beginning on 1st October 2017, with a limited contract until end of May 2020.
The position is installed to foster the research of young postdocs who have already proven to be excellent in publications. It offers the opportunity to develop one's own research project and research profile in the area of philosophy of mind or cognition. Beside the scientific aspects of this position, there is also the assignment to teach two courses each semester. Moreover, the candidate will be asked to engage in some administrative tasks and to strongly support the organization of the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution.For more information, see here or at www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/Situated%20Cognition/call.html or contact Prof. Dr. Albert Newen at RTG-SituatedCognition at rub.de.
Postdoctoral research fellowship (2y) in dynamical multi-agent systems, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 4 June 2017
A two-year postdoctoral research fellowship is available within the project "Dynamical multi-agent systems: modelling, algorithmic verification and synthesis" with principal investigator Prof. Valentin Goranko. The project is officially hosted at the Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University, Sweden. Ref. No. SU FV-1480-17.For more information, see www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/vacancies-new-list or contact Valentin Goranko at valentin.goranko at philosophy.su.se.
PhD student position on blockchain technologies, Stirling (Scotland)Deadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
A fully funded PhD studentship on Blockchain Technologies and Applications is available at the Computing Science and Mathematics division of the University of Stirling, UK.
The project aims to develop a suitable framework to support the development of reliable and trustable blockchain-based decentralised applications - which currently present interesting and challenging research questions, including aspects of distributed consensus, proof-of-Xs and the "crypto-economics" of incentives, security and privacy. The project can be adapted to the latest developments in the technology, as well as specific interests or expertise of the student. The project will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Bracciali, within an international network with expertise including verification, game theory, and cryptography.
Two PhD student positions in computational linguistics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Saturday 10 June 2017
Two 4-year PhD positions are sollicited in computational linguistics, starting September 2017. Successful applicants will be participating in the project 'A composition calculus for vector-based semantic modelling with a localization for Dutch'.
Focusing on empirical data from Dutch, the project aims to combine a vector-based modelling of lexical semantics with a typelogical compositional account of how word meanings are combined to obtain interpretations for larger linguistic units. The project is funded by the NWO Open Competition programme and will be conducted at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Principal investigator (PI) is Michael Moortgat.For more information, see ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm or contact Michael Moortgat at M.J.Moortgat at uu.nl.
PhD student and postdoctoral positions in Information Security, Stuttgart (Germany)Deadline: Sunday 28 May 2017
The Institute of Information Security at University of Stuttgart offers several Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions in the fields System and Web Security, - Services and Cloud Computing Security, Cryptography (e.g., in the context of electronic voting), and Formal Methods in Security.
The successful candidate should have a Master's degree or a Ph.D. (or should be very close to completion thereof) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Information Security, or a related field. We value strong analytical skills. Knowledge in one of the mentioned fields is an asset. Since some teaching is done in German, knowledge of German is required for positions that involve teaching.
Six PhD student positions in information governance technologies, Hamburg (Germany)Deadline: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Six fulltime PhD positions (TV-L 13) are available in the project "Information Governance Technologies - Ethics, Policies, Architectures and Engineering". The project is a cooperation between the Universiy of Hamburg, the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research. It offers six junior researcher positions, which will be situated in law, ethics and informatics. The researchers from the various disciplines will work closely together, e.g. by collaborating in joint work packages under co-supervision of senior researchers from the various disciplines.For more information, see www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/31-05-17-183-eng.pdf or contact Prof. Dr. Judith Simon at simon at informatik.uni-hamburg.de.
Two 4-year PhD positions in computational linguisticsDeadline: Saturday 10 June 2017
You will be participating in the project ‘A composition calculus for vector-based semantic modelling with a localization for Dutch’. Focusing on empirical data from Dutch, the project aims to combine a vector-based modelling of lexical semantics with a typelogical compositional account of how word meanings are combined to obtain interpretations for larger linguistic units. The project is funded by the NWO Open Competition programme and will be conducted at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS, at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Principal Investigator (PI) is Michael Moortgat.For more information, see ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm or contact Michael Moortgat at M.J.Moortgat at uu.nl.
Postdoctoral position in philosophy of science, Pasadena CA (U.S.A.)Deadline: Friday 4 August 2017
The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Instructorship in philosophy of science, broadly construed. The successful candidate will be expected to begin the appointment prior to the start of Caltech’s fall term on September 25, 2017, and to teach three (ten-week) undergraduate courses during each of the two years. The appointment is contingent upon completion of the Ph.D.For more information, see applications.caltech.edu/job/pdinstructphil.
Assistant Professorship in Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science, Umea (Sweden)Deadline: Monday 29 May 2017
The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University welcomes applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Computer Science with focus on theoretical foundations of computational or computer science. The department has about 90 employees with a background from more than 20 countries. We seek a person who can complement existing expertise in theoretical foundations in artificial intelligence, language processing, machine learning or matrix computations.
The purpose of the position as Assistant Professor is that the holder will be given the opportunity to develop his/her independence as a researcher and gain competence and experience that allows them to apply for other academic positions with higher eligibility requirements. The successful applicant is expected to conduct independent research, including involvement in the research environment at the department, supervision of doctoral students, participate in postgraduate courses, and actively seek external funding. The position is full-time research for four years but we also encourage participation in teaching up to a level of 20 %.For more information, see umu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:148506.
PhD Studentship in Digital HumanitiesDeadline: Wednesday 31 May 2017
The Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCLDIS) invites competitive applications for a three year fully funded doctoral research studentship in the area of Digital Humanities.
The proposed studentship will be embedded in Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s catalogues of his collections, a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant awarded to the British Museum and UCL. The aim of the studentship will be to use Sloane’s catalogues as a test bed on which to conduct research on how digital interrogation, inferencing and analysis techniques can allow new knowledge to be created about the information architectures of manuscript catalogues such as those of Sloane. The proposed research must also have a strong critical and analytical dimension so that it can be set within our wider framework of academic inquiry that is concerned with understanding how collections and their documentation together formed a cornerstone of the “laboratories” of the emergent Enlightenment.For more information, see goo.gl/aSLPgq.
European Master's Programme in Computational Logic (EMCL)Deadline: Wednesday 31 May 2017
The EMCL is an international study programme offering as a joint degree within a consortium composed of four universities: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (unibz), Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Technische Universität Wien (TUW) and Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA). EMCL provides the theoretical and practical knowledge required for professional practice in the wide interdisciplinary field having its roots in artificial intelligence, computer science, logic, linguistics and cognitive science. You will learn how to develop programs that enable computers to display behaviour that can be characterised as intelligent.For more information, see www.computational-logic.eu.
Stipendiary Lectureships in Logic, General Philosophy, & Moral Philosophy, Oxford (England)Deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2017
Two Stipendiary Lectureships in Philosophy University of Oxford http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYM088/two-stipendiary-lectureships-in-philosophy/ Salary: £15,197 to £17,092 (depending on experience) Hours: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract Closes: 3rd May 2017
Applications are invited for two Stipendiary Lectureships in Philosophy, tenable for 12 months from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018. These posts have been created to replace (a) Professor Arntzenius's college duties following his retirement, pending the appointment of a permanent replacement with effect from October 2018, and (b) Professor Child's college duties during a fixed period of sabbatical leave, and are non-renewable.
Each appointee will be required to provide seven hours of tutorials for the College per week, averaged over three eight-week terms, and to participate in the annual undergraduate admissions process, pastoral care of students and the administration of the subject in the college, including marking college examinations.
We expect the two appointees between them to cover all the following subjects, although no single candidate will be expected to cover all of these areas. The two appointments will be made in the light of that requirement:
Logic, General Philosophy, and Moral Philosophy, for first-year students.
Knowledge and Reality, and Ethics, for second-year students.
In addition, each appointee must be able to offer one or more other subjects from the list of options available to second-year, third-year, and fourth-year students. It might be an advantage to be able to teach Ancient Philosophy (preferably in Greek). The College has teaching needs in Plato's Meno and Euthyphro; Plato's Republic; Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.
The stipend will be in the range £15,197-£17,092 (depending on experience) plus a number of college benefits. The further particulars and application form can be downloaded from http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk, where further details about University College and the courses offered are also available.
The closing date for applications and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees is 12 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 3 May 2017.
Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 15 May 2017.
Please note that this post would not entitle the successful applicant to apply for a Tier 2 UK Visa, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the lectureship.
University College is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
Applications must be received before 3 May, 2017For more information, see www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYM088/two-stipendiary-lectureships-in-philosophy.
Postdoctoral position (1y) in automata theory, Lyon (France)Deadline: Wednesday 19 July 2017
A one-year postdoctoral position is available at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, LIP. The position is based in the Plume Team, currently composed of 12 permanent researchers and 12 postdocs/PhD students. The main topics of the team are the logical foundations of programming languages and the verification of formal systems. The topic of the postdoc is the study of good-for-games automata, an intermediate model between determinism and nondeterminism, with applications in verification and synthesis.
We are looking for candidates with expertise in one or several of the following fields: automata theory, games, logic, verification. Candidates should hold a PhD in theoretical computer science or mathematics, in relation with the above fields. The position is available from September 2017, with flexibility on the starting date.
Research position on "Neural basis of language" (4y, TV-L E13), Nijmegen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Monday 17 April 2017
The NWO Gravitation consortium 'Language in Interaction' invites applications for a PI position. We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and talented researcher who is able to establish a PI group on 'the neural basis of language'. You and your group will enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.
You will be given the opportunity to establish your own independent research group, and you will have free access to the scanning facilities at Donders Institute. You will be expected to conduct research in one or more research areas relevant to the position applied for. Supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD projects will be part of your responsibilities. Administrative duties will include local and/or national and international committee memberships. You will be provided with budgetary resources for a PhD candidate or technician, materials and travelling. You will be eligible to apply for further funding both internally and externally.For more information, see www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/pi-position.html or contact Prof. dr. Peter Hagoort at peter.hagoort at mpi.nl.
Senior postdoctoral position in "Language in Interaction", Nijmegen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Monday 17 April 2017
The Language in Interaction research consortium invites applications for a senior postdoctoral position. We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and talented candidate to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.
You will be appointed at the Donders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (Radboud University, Nijmegen). You will act in close collaboration with Peter Hagoort, programme director of the consortium. This position provides the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Moreover, it will provide the opportunity to contribute to developing a theoretical framework for our understanding of the human language faculty.For more information, see www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/senior-postdoc.htmlhttp://www.ru.nl/english/arbeidsvoorwaarden or contact Prof. dr. Peter Hagoort at p.hagoort at donders.ru.nl.
Researcher positions (postdoc) in "Verification of Quantum Cryptography"Deadline: Thursday 1 June 2017
At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we have two open postdoc positions on Verification of Quantum Cryptography.
We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the
verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the
EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.
The ideal candidate would have experience in:
* Theorem proving
* Verification of classical cryptography
* Quantum cryptography
* Quantum computation / communication
Of course, expertise in all those areas is very rare, so candidates who are strong in some of those areas and are interested in the others are encouraged to apply!For more information, see crypto.cs.ut.ee/Main/PostdocInVerificationOfQuantumCryptography or contact Dominique Unruh at unruh at ut.ee.
PhD student position in theoretical philosophy, Klagenfurt (Austria)Deadline: Wednesday 10 May 2017
A fixed-term pre-doc position (PhD-position for PhD student or advanced PhD student) is opening at the Department of Philosophy at the Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt.
Beginning of term: 1 October 2017, available for 4 years. Monthly salary: E 2,731 (gross). Duties: Teaching duties (in theoretical philosophy as well as introductory classes; standard teaching language is German), research (writing PhD and further research), other administrative and research-oriented activities in cooperation with the Department.
Postdoctoral research fellowship in algorithmic game theory, Warwick (England)Deadline: Monday 1 May 2017
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of the algorithmic game theory is available for three years. The start date can be negotiated for the right candidate.
The position is in connection with an EPSRC research grant of Dr Marcin Jurdzinski and Dr Ranko Lazic on solving parity games in theory and practice. Parity games are an intriguing problem class, because they are simple to state and have proven to be resistant to countless attempts to classify their complexity. At the same time, algorithms for solving parity games play a paramount role in model checking, satisfiability checking, and synthesis. The main objective of the post is to pursue cutting-edge research on algorithms and solvers for parity games, as well as mean payoff, discounted payoff, and simple stochastic games.For more information, see www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYH351/research-fellow-80056-037.
Postdoctoral positions (both senior and junior) in mathematics, Barcelona (Spain)Deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2017
The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics opens a call for 3 SENIOR postdoctoral positions in all areas of mathematics. The fellowships will be funded through the Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence Award (2015-2019).
The researcher will be offered a temporary contract (full-time, fixed-term appointment) by Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, as management entity of the BGSMATH, and hosted by one of the BGSMath research groups. Each fellow will be mentored by a senior researcher at the hosting group. Funding is available from Sept 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2019.For more information, see bgsmath.cat/3-bgsmath-senior-postdoctoral-positions-2017-2019 or contact joan.bagaria at icrea.cat.
Postdoctoral position in solving parity games, Liverpool (England)Deadline: Friday 5 May 2017
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work on the project Solving Parity Games in Theory and Practice with Sven Schewe, John Fearnley, and Dominik Wojtczak. The project is in collaboration with the University of Warwick. Our vibrant team also includes a number of PhD students and international visitors.
You can enjoy developing theories, algorithms, and/or tools for solving parity games or related games, such as mean payoff games. You should have a PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science or relevant subject and an excellent track record of publications in theoretical computer science, automata- and game-theory, verification, synthesis, and/or tool development.For more information, see recruit.liverpool.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form.
Two lectureships & one senior lectureship in Computer Science, Liverpool (England)Deadline: Friday 5 May 2017
The School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science invites applications for three academic positions in the Department of Computer Science. Two of the positions are at Lecturer level (grade 8) and the third is at Senior Lecturer/Reader level (grade 9).
The three posts available sit within our core areas of AI and Algorithms and within these we seek candidates with research expertise in one or more of the following topics: Machine learning, Human-robot interaction, or AI and law. The Department is involved in a number of collaborations within and outside the University and as such is also keen to strengthen its base in interdisciplinary research.For more information, see recruit.liverpool.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form or contact Professor Katie M. Atkinson at K.M.Atkinson at liverpool.ac.uk.
Postdoctoral position (3y+3y) in mathematics (algebra or analysis or logic), Gent (Belgium)Deadline: Tuesday 18 April 2017
There is a 3-year position available in Ghent in logic or algebra or analysis, with the possibility of an extension for another 3 years.
At least 70% of your assignment will be spent on academic research. You will assist in teaching activities at the Bachelor's or Master's level, counsel students in their Bachelor's project, literature study, seminar and Master's dissertation, as well as counsel doctoral students.
Assistant Teaching Professorship in Mathematics (non-tenure track), Rolla MO (U.S.A.)Deadline: Monday 3 April 2017The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for a full time, non-tenure-track teaching position beginning fall semester 2017. The initial rank would be Assistant Teaching Professor, with opportunities for promotion and career advancement. This position is renewable annually.
Candidates must hold at least a master’s degree in mathematics or a related field and show documented success in teaching college-level mathematics courses. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a clear passion for teaching. The primary teaching duties of the successful candidate will be introductory level courses, calculus and below. A demonstrated ability to teach a wide range of courses, including courses at the junior and senior level in mathematics or statistics would be a plus.
PhD student positions in multi-agent systems, London (England)Deadline: Monday 10 April 2017
Applications are invited for fully-funded PhD positions in the Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, awarded on the basis of academic excellence to new students who will commence a research programme in Sep 2017.
We are looking for applicants interested in Multi-Agent Systems.Applicants should have a Master's degree in computer science or artificial intelligence, strong programming and organizational skills, and affinity for a scenario-based research approach.For more information, see dice.cs.rhul.ac.uk/new-phd-positions-multi-agent-systems or contact Prof Kostas Stathis at kostas.stathis at rhul.ac.uk.
Four lectureships & one senior lectureship in computer science, Swansea (Wales)Deadline: Monday 26 June 2017
Swansea University is intensifying its investments in Computer Science. It wishes to expand the scale, relevance and intellectual diversity of the subject. To this end the University has available 9 permanent academic posts at the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer and associate professor. For five positions the research focus can be in any area of Computer Science. The posts can enhance existing areas, or bring in new areas that resonate with the Department.
The Department would welcome applications from early career academics with a developing portfolio of research interests that that they believe have the potential to play a significant role in the future development of the discipline. Exceptional applicants with a more developed academic portfolio may be appointed to a higher grade.
More information on these positions can be found following the links to the University's web site:
4 Lecturers in Computer Science (Research) - http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/details.php?nPostingId=4537&nPostingTargetId=7579&LG=UK
1 Senior Lecturer (Teaching) - http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/details.php?nPostingID=4526&nPostingTargetID=7564&lg=UK
Or contact the Head of Department, Arnold Beckmann, who many will know through CiE: a.beckmann at swansea.ac.uk.
Four PhD student positions in philosophy of science, Hannover (Germany)Deadline: Sunday 28 May 2017
Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University jointly seek to fill 4 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science starting October 1st, 2017, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 "Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research". Initial appointment will be for 2.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 6 months. Two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the other two at Bielefeld University.
Postdoctoral fellowships in history & philosophy of science, Jerusalem (Israel)Deadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
The Edelstein Center for the history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships for the academic year 2017-2018. Applications are welcome from those who have Ph.D. in the history or philosophy of science or in the physical, life, or social sciences, obtained not earlier than 30 September 2012, or those who expect to be awarded a Ph.D. by September 2017.
Fellows are expected to dedicate their time to research (and acknowledge the support of the Center in any relevant publication or lecture), to attend the Center regularly (office space is provided), and to participate throughout their fellowship in the Center's activities, such as colloquia, discussion groups, conferences and workshops. In addition, fellows are expected to contribute actively to the Center by initiating activities such as discussion groups or workshops. In the application, candidates should specify in what way they intend to contribute to the Center during their fellowship.For more information, see edelstein.huji.ac.il/awards-and-scholerships/postdoctoral-fellowships-2016-2017 or contact edelstein.center at mail.huji.ac.il.
Senior Visiting Fellowships in History and Philosophy of Science, Jerusalem (Israel)Deadline: Saturday 1 April 2017
The Edelstein Center for the history and philosophy of science, technology and medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites scholars with seniority in the history and philosophy of science to spend up to 3 months (except during the summer vacation) at the Center in order to carry out their research and interact with the Israeli community of researchers in these fields.
Senior Fellows are expected to dedicate their time to research (and acknowledge the support of the Center in any relevant publication or lecture) and to participate throughout their fellowship in the Center's activities, such as colloquia, discussion groups, conferences and workshops. In addition, the Senior Fellows are expected to contribute actively to the Center by initiating activities such as discussion groups or workshops, for which the Center will provide organizational assistance and possibly partial funding. In the application the candidates should specify clearly in what way they intend to contribute to the Center during their fellowship.For more information, contact edelstein.center at mail.huji.ac.il.
PhD student position in formal verification of sensor networks, Liverpool (England)Deadline: Monday 17 April 2017
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool offers a PhD position, commencing in October 2017, and associated with the Science of Sensor Systems Software research programme. This position is available to both UK and EU students, and we are looking for outstanding candidates with either a first class degree or a distinction at masters level in Computer Science or Mathematical Logic, together with the desire to undertake PhD study on the formal verification for wireless sensor networks.For more information, see www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~michael/S4_PhD_2017.html.
Postdoctoral position and PhD student position in "Oligomorphic clones", Vienna (Austria)Deadline: Saturday 15 April 2017
A postdoc and a PhD position are now available at the Institute of Computer Languages of the TU Vienna within the project "Oligomorphic clones" of the Austrian Science Fund, held by Michael Pinsker.
The positions are to be filled as soon as possible. The duration of the postdoc position is one year, with possible prolongation. Requirements for the applicant are a clear commitment to science and interest in (some of) the topics of the project: universal algebra, model theory (homogeneous structures), Ramsey theory, constraint satisfaction. Although the project is carried out at the TU Vienna, there will be intensive collaboration with the Department of Algebra of Charles University in Prague.
LSE Fellowship in Logic (1y), London (England)Deadline: Monday 17 April 2017
At the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks applications for a one-year LSE Fellowship in Logic.
This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months, starting from 1 September 2017. The post holder's primary responsibility will be to teach introductory and advanced courses in logic for undergraduates and MSc students. These courses cover deductive logic, formal reasoning involving probability, and set theory and further (e.g., modal) logic.
PhD student position in quantitative logics and automata, Dresden (Germany)Deadline: Thursday 11 May 2017
the DFG Research Training Group GRK 1763 'Quantitative Logics and Automata' offers 1 Position (fulltime, salary group E 13 TV-L) for a Doctoral Student. Applicants should be interested in performing high-quality research on the connection between quantitative logics and automata as well as their applications in verification, knowledge representation, natural language processing, or constraint solving. The start date is October 1, 2017.For more information, see lat.inf.tu-dresden.de/quantla/open-position.
PhD student or postdoc position in description logic, Bremen (Germany)Deadline: Friday 31 March 2017
The University of Bremen, Department 3 (Mathematics and Computer Science), invites applications for one Research Assistant / Postdoc / PhD Student position in Computer Science. The position is associated with the research group "theory of artificial intelligence", led by Carsten Lutz, which carries out research on description logic, ontology languages, database theory, and logic in computer science.
The position is suited for Postdocs as well as for PhD students and can be used for scientific qualification (PhD, habilitiation). The successful candidate will reinforce the research group both in teaching and research. (S)he is expected to support the introductory lectures on theoretical computer science given by the group. Depending on qualification, it is also possible to offer own lectures.
Postdoctoral research fellowship on category theory, North Ride NSW (Australia)Deadline: Friday 31 March 2017
The category theory group at Macquarie is currently advertising a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to work on a project entitled "Enriched categories: new applications in geometry and logic". The position is expected to start in the second half of this year.For more information, see jobs.mq.edu.au/cw/en/job/500525/postdoctoral-research-fellow or contact Richard Garner at richard.garner at mq.edu.au.
PhD and PostDoc position in "Data, Knowledge, Society", Hamburg (Germany)Deadline: Thursday 6 April 2017
A PhD position (3 years, full-time) and a PostDoc position (full-time, 3 years + possibility of 3 years extension) are available in the newly established research group "Ethics in Information Technologies" at the University of Hamburg. For both positions we are looking for candidates with degrees in philosophy or related, relevant disciplines. Candidates from mathematics or informatics are also encouraged to apply, if they can demonstrate solid philosophical expertise.
In our research group "Ethics in Information Technologies" we analyze the ethical, epistemic, political and societal premises and implications of digital technologies. Based at the Department of Informatics, we also cooperate closely with colleagues from the Informatics department and actively participate in the design and development of new technologies. We further contribute to the academic, public and political debate around digitalisation.
For more information, see https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/06-04-17-117-en.pdf (for the PhD position) or https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/06-04-17-118-en.pdf (for the Postdoc Position), or contact the head of the research group, Prof. Dr. Judith Simon, at simon at informatik.uni-hamburg.de.
PhD scholarships in computer science, Toulouse (France)Deadline: Tuesday 9 May 2017
The Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) offers a number of PhD scholarships on all topics in computer science, especially subjects such as logics for multiagent systems, logics of action, epistemic logic, and computational social choice. PhD contracts start between September and December. The scholarships last for three years.
The application process consists in first making contacts with a researcher at IRIT who will act as supervisor, prepare a scientific project together, and then pass an interview at the beginning of June. Candidates will be evaluated on the quality of their track-record, on the research project proposed, and on the coherence of the student profiles with both the research project and the supervisor(s) chosen.
Assistant/Associate Professorship (tenure track) in computational linguistics, Trento (Italy)Deadline: Thursday 30 March 2017
The Center for Mind-Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento, Italy, invites expressions of interest from highly motivated scholars in view of the opening of a principal investigator position at the level of Tenure Track Assistant Professor. Candidates who have already a tenured position elsewhere or holders of prestigious fellowships with duration of at least three years (e.g. ERC Grants) may be considered directly for a Tenured Associate Professor position.
The successful candidate will work in the CIMeC Language, Interaction and Computation Lab. He/she is expected to be interested in interacting with the rest of CIMeC faculty on general cognitive and neurocognitive issues, and help developing cutting-edge research at the intersection between computational linguistics, theoretical linguistics and general cognition. Knowledge of Italian is appreciated but not required.
University of Bath: PhD Position in Logic for Decision Making in SecurityDeadline: Tuesday 14 March 2017
This PhD project will develop the theory and applications of this Compliance Budget Logic. The basic theory of the logic will be developed, followed by its application to security decision-making. For example, we may study how the interaction of multiple security policies and multiple budgets (e.g. users’ own time, laptop battery life, etc) may be described and analysed via our logic. Some of this work will be carried out in collaboration with leading security researchers at University College London.
Main supervisor: Professor Guy McCusker, University of Bath. Second supervisor: Professor David Pym, University College London.
Anticipated start date: 2 October 2017.For more information, see www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx.
PhD position in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyDeadline: Friday 31 March 2017
The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a PhD position in computer science focused on SAT solving.
The PhD student will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this 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). 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 successful candidate is expected to start at the latest in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable. The position is fully funded and comes with a competitive salary.For more information, see www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2017-0118-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jakobn at kth.se.
Postdoc positions in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyDeadline: Friday 31 March 2017
The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoc position in computer science focused on SAT solving.
The postdoctoral researcher will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this 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). This postdoc position is a full-time employed position for one year with a possible one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable.For more information, see www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2017-0119-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jakobn at kth.se.
Postdoc positions in Theoretical Computer science at KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyDeadline: Friday 31 March 2017
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science.
The postdoctoral researchers will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordström. Much of the activities of this research group revolve around the themes of proof complexity and SAT solving. The group currently consists of two postdoctoral researchers and four PhD students (in addition to the PI). There are also several other professors, postdocs, and PhD students in the TCS Group working on other aspects of algorithms and computational complexity. These postdoc positions are full-time employed positions for one year with a possible one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable.For more information, see www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2017-0137-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jakobn at kth.se.
PhD positions in Theoretical Computer science at KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyDeadline: Friday 31 March 2017
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for up to four PhD positions in theoretical computer science.
The PhD positions are in the area of computational complexity theory, focusing on questions at the intersection of approximation algorithms, subexponential algorithms, and proof complexity. The overarching goal is to understand fundamental properties of efficient computation by proving mathematical theorems about the power and limitations of different computational models. This research project is led by Johan Håstad, Per Austrin, and Jakob Nordström. In addition to the PIs and the announced PhD positions, the research project will also involve 2-3 existing PhD students and 3-4 postdocs.
1 Postdoc positino and 1 Research Fellowship in Mathematics, Prague (Czech Republic)Deadline: Monday 17 April 2017
A two-year Postdoctoral position and a two-year Research Fellowship have opened in the Institute of Mathematics in Prague. The positions starts June 1; the deadline for applications is April 17.
PhD student positions in artificial intelligence, Manchester (England)Deadline: Friday 17 March 2017
PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE University of Manchester, UK Available for 2017 entry
Application deadline: 17 March 2017
The University of Manchester boasts one of the most innovative and successful schools of computer science in the world. Manchester saw the birth of computer science, with the creation of the world's first stored-program computer. We continue to work on pioneering research including cutting-edge image processing software, new technologies to exploit the power of the web, medical imaging software and low-power chip design.
In REF2014, the most recent research assessment, we were ranked in the top 5% in the UK (4th out of 89 submissions) based on GPA for Computer Science and Informatics. REF2014 also assessed that The University of Manchester is the best environment in the UK for computer science and informatics research, and 94% of our research was classed as "world-leading" (4*) or "internationally excellent" (3*). All of our impact case studies were ranked 3* and 4*, which puts us joint-top for research impact.
The School of Computer Science is pleased to announce the following fully-funded studentships for September 2017 entry:
THE JAMES ELSON STUDENTSHIP
The James Elson Studentship Award in Artificial Intelligence will provide an outstanding candidate with fees and an enhanced stipend to carry out a 3-year PhD research project relating to Artificial Intelligence, for September 2017 entry. This studentship has been established as a result of a bequest from James Elson, who passed away in 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Last year we awarded a James Elson Studentship in Cancer Research due to the nature of James' illness; this year the studentship focus is on Artificial Intelligence - the area of James' MEng dissertation whilst here at Manchester. The James Elson studentships are available for UK and EU nationals eligible to pay 'Home' fees. A list of eligible projects and further information about this studentship can be found on the School of Computer Science website:
The deadline for this studentship is Friday 17th March.
A number of School studentships are available for UK and EU nationals for both 3-year PhD and the 4-year CDT PhD programmes in Computer Science.
The 3-year PhD studentships pay all tuition fees and a stipend award for 3 years. Applicants must be eligible to pay 'home' fees. There will normally be opportunities to undertake some teaching, in the form of laboratory demonstration. A number of fees-only studentships are also available for international students. The School supports mid-year as well as the standard September entry point.
The 4-year CDT PhD studentships are offered through our Centre for Doctoral Training, and are available for applicants eligible to pay 'home' fees. The programme consists of an initial 'foundation period' of six months of taught components, followed by a 3.5 year period of focused PhD level research, carried out under the supervision of a PhD supervisor or team of supervisors.
Further information about these studentships can be found on the Funding section of the School of Computer Science website
For further information about PhD study, funding and admissions, please contact our Postgraduate Research admissions team: pgr-compsci at manchester.ac.uk or +44(0)161 275 0699.
Applications must be received before 17 March, 2017For more information, see www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/phd/funding or contact pgr-compsci at manchester.ac.uk.
Three PhD student positions on algorithmic techniques for automated planning, Delft (The Netherlands)Deadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017
The Algorithmics research group of Delft University of Technology offers three PhD positions on the development of algorithmic techniques for automated planning and scheduling.
The first PhD position is within the NWO TOP project LearnSDM, and focuses on combining machine learning and model checking to learn and evaluate models for sequential decision making. The second and third positions are position are within the NWO project FlexI, and concern developing algorithms for planning under uncertainty for optimizing flexible energy use in industry, and forstrategic decision-making regarding longer-term investments and trading, respectively.For more information, see www.alg.ewi.tudelft.nl/vacancies.
PhD student position in logic & security, London (England)Deadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Applications are invited for a PhD position at the Information Security Group of the UCL Department of Computer Science, funded by the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The successful candidate will also be a member of the Programming Principles, Logic, and Verification (PPLV) Group. The studentship is open only to UK nationals because of the funder's eligibility requirements. The start-date for the studentship will be no later than October 2017 (this cannot be delayed).
The successful candidate will develop logical and mathematical models of access control policies in physical and information systems, including the architectural and behavioural issues that affect the extent to which an implemented system complies with policies. The aim of the project is to develop a framework for modelling access control policies and their implementation in system architectures and will provide tools for reasoning about the circumvention of policies in the presence of behaviours that are driven by competing priorities.
Post-doc position on Distributional Semantics
Two-year post-doc position at the Computational Linguistic Laboratory (CoLing Lab: http://colinglab.humnet.unipi.it/) of the University of Pisa (with the possibility of further extensions).Topic of the research: distributional models of sentence comprehension and dynamic semantic representations.
Applicants should hold a PhD degree in computational linguistics, computational psycholinguistics, artificial intelligence, computer science, cognitive science or related field. Candidates with an interdisciplinary background are particularly encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral fellowships in philosophy, Mexico City (Mexico)Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017
The Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), offers postdoctoral research fellowships (one year, with possible renewal for a second year).
The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2017. All documents must be received by this date. The fellowship begins on September 1st, 2017. The starting date is not deferrable.For more information, see www.filosoficas.unam.mx/sitio/becas-posdoctorales-filosofia-unam-2017#en or contact Edgar González Varela at posdoc.iif at gmail.com.
University of Gdansk: Assistant Professorship in mathematical philosophyDeadline: Tuesday 28 February 2017
An Assistant Professorship (“adiunkt” in Polish terminology) in the Chair of Logic, Philosophy of Science and Epistemology is available at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, University of Gdansk, Poland. The position is to start some time between July 1 and September 1, 2017, for a fixed period of time with the possibility of extension. Decisions about the exact beginning date of the contract and the number of years will be made during the hiring process. The successful candidate will be expected to do research in mathematical philosophy, teach about 230 hrs per academic year, apply for external research funding, participate in the research activities of the Chair, in the life of the department, and in the administrative work as necessary.For more information, see wns.ug.edu.pl/sites/default/files/_nodes/komunikat/61840/files/note.pdf#page=4.
Rosalind Franklin Fellowships in Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Groningen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
The University of Groningen has initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme to promote the advancement of talented international researchers at the highest levels of the institution. The programme is aimed at women in academia, research institutes or industry who have a PhD and would like a tenure-track position leading to a full professorship in a top European research university. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, largely externally funded research programme in collaboration with colleagues at our Faculty and elsewhere. They will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline.
In the next round of Rosalind Franklin Fellowships, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has five Rosalind Franklin Fellowships to offer in the disciplines:
- Fundamental Computer Science
- Fundamental Mathematics, Mathematical Data Analysis, Complex Systems
- Mechanical Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- BioinformaticsFor more information, see www.rug.nl/fwn/organization/vacatures/vacatures/rff or contact Ms Dr Y.E.F.M. Jeuken at y.e.f.m.jeuken at rug.nl.
Associate Professorship in Automated Verification, Oxford (England)Deadline: Friday 3 March 2017
Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Automated Verification to be held in the Department of Computer Science starting as soon as possible. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science at St. John's College.
The Department is seeking to recruit an Associate Professor in Computer Science, with a research specialism in automated verification and synthesis, ideally complementing existing expertise. This is an area of fundamental importance in the design, evaluation and construction of software and systems (design flaws in applications such as autonomous vehicles can have devastating consequences, for example). The Associate Professor?s research will focus on developing theories and techniques to ensure system correctness and employing them in novel application domains. The appointee will also contribute to teaching on the Department's highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes.
Postdoctoral position (5y) in computational logic, Innsbruck (Austria)Deadline: Thursday 2 February 2017
The University of Innsbruck invites applications for a 5 year postdoctoral position in the Computational Logic research group. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in computer science. A strong background in computational logic (in particular automated and interactive theorem proving, SMT solving, term rewriting, type theory) is desired. The ideal candidate enjoys working with students at all levels. Candidates are expected to conduct research leading to a habilitation and contribute to teaching and administration. Knowledge of German is not essential.For more information, see cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/jobs/5-year-postdoc-position.
Two postdoctoral positions in "trusted quantum software via a formally verified functional quantum programming language", Halifax NS (Canada)Deadline: Friday 20 January 2017
Peter Selinger invites applications for two postdoctoral position, starting early in 2017 (ideally in February or March), at Dalhousie University under his supervision.
The successful applicants will work on a project entitled "Trusted Quantum Software via a Formally Verified Functional Quantum Programming Language". Specifically, the project involves the design and semantics of a functional programming language for quantum computing, loosely modelled on the Quipper language. It will also involve developing the meta-theory of the language, and eventually the formalization of some of this meta-theory in a proof assistant. The research project is part of a team effort, also involving collaborators from Tulane, Stanford, Oxford, the University of Iowa, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Postdoctoral position in formal methods, Bordeaux (France)Deadline: Tuesday 11 April 2017
The Formal Methods group at LaBRI, Bordeaux University, is advertising a 1-year full-time postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will join a research group working on the project Delta (Défis pour la Logique, les Transducteurs et les Automates). The position will be open from January 2017 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Several associate and assistant professorships in CS (including TCS) at KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
The School of Computer Science and Communication at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for several tenured associate professorships in computer science. These positions include two positions specializing in Software Engineering, one in Machine Learning, and one position with a broad profile, covering all research areas currently represented at the school including theoretical computer science. All of these positions have an application deadline of February 17, 2017.
Assistant Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy, Zuerich (Switzerland)Deadline: Sunday 19 February 2017
The University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship Tenure Track in Philosophy with a focus on Theoretical Philosophy. The post should be filled by August 1, 2018. After two temporary three-year contracts it will become tenured, on the condition that the candidate successfully completes the evaluation process.
Postdoctoral/PhD student positions in "From Perception to Belief and Back Again", Bochum (Germany)Deadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
The Ruhr-University Bochum is inviting applications for the positions of one Post-Doc Research Associate (TV-L E13, 100%, including social benefits; 3 years + option to extend 1 year) and either one PhD-Student (TV-L E13, 65%, including social benefits; 3 years) or one Post-Doc Research Associate (TV-L E13, 100%, including social benefits; 2 years) within the Emmy-Noether Research Group From Perception To Belief and Back Again under the direction of Peter Brössel. The positions will start May 1st, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful candidate will have a PhD (for a Post-Doc position) or a Master's degree (for a PhD-student position) in philosophy or in cognitive science, respectively. In addition, the appointee will have at least one of the following areas of specialization: cognitive science, epistemology (formal or non-formal epistemology), philosophy of cognition, philosophy of language, or philosophy of science. The appointee will be expected to carry out research relevant for the aims of the research project. The positions come without teaching obligations and no German language competency is required. An excellent command of English is necessary.
Postdoctoral position in artificial intelligence, Cardiff (Wales)Deadline: Saturday 4 February 2017
Applications are invited for a Research Associate post in Cardiff University's School of Computer Science & Informatics.
This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to undertake world-class research in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the aim of this post will be to develop novel methods for learning interpretable/symbolic models from diverse sources of information, including knowledge graphs, vector space models and natural language text. These models will then be used as background theories in applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning. You will work closely with Steven Schockaert. You will possess or be near the completion of a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience.
This research will be part of the ERC project FLEXILOG.
For more details about the project and instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search the Academic Vacancies for job 5545BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.
Visiting Fellowships in Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg (The Netherlands)Deadline: Wednesday 25 January 2017
The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) invites applications for visiting fellowships for the calendar year 2017. Short visits of several weeks are also possible; however, we encourage applicants to stay for a longer period.
The fellowships are intended for advanced Ph.D. students, postdocs or faculty. Applicants should be keen on being an active part of a lively research community and on intellectual exchange with the resident fellows of TiLPS. The work of the candidates should relate to logic, philosophy of science, epistemology, ethics, or political philosophy. They should be committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative work, in line with the overall profile of TiLPS.For more information, see www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tilps/jobs-fellowships-and-grants or contact TiLPS director Jan Sprenger at j.sprenger at tilburguniversity.edu.
Twelve PhD student position in situated cognition, Bochum/Osnabrueck (Germany)Deadline: Tuesday 14 February 2017
The interdisciplinary Research Training Group 'Situated Cognition', invites applications for 12 Ph.D. positions (salary scale TV-L E 13, 65%; including social benefits) for a three-year structured PhD program. The program and all positions will commence June 1st, 2017. 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 and the Department of Philosophy at Osnabrück 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. Applicants have to apply for one of the suggested projects (max. two with indication of preference). In addition, applicants are encouraged to submit their own original project proposal in one of the theoretical areas, as long as the proposal fits the RTG's guiding idea.For more information, see www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/Situated%20Cognition/call.html or contact Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Speaker RTG at RTG-SituatedCognition at rub.de.
PhD student position in formal verification of sensor networks, Liverpool (England)Deadline: Friday 10 February 2017
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool offers a PhD position, commencing in October 2017, and associated with the Science of Sensor Systems Software research programme. This position is available to both UK and EU students, and we are looking for outstanding candidates with either a first class degree or a distinction at masters level in Computer Science or Mathematical Logic, together with the desire to undertake PhD study on the formal verification for wireless sensor networks.For more information, see www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~michael/S4_PhD_2017.html.
PhD student position in dependence logic, Auckland (New Zealand)Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Auckland is currently looking for a PhD student to undertake research on dependence logic. Dependence logic is a novel logical formalism that has intriguing connections to computer science, statistics, linguistics, game theory, social choice theory, philosophy, and physics. We are seeking a PhD student to join a 3-year project that examines new variants of dependence logic, including approximate and probabilistic variants, and their applications to reasoning in database theory and statistics. The student will be supervised by Miika Hannula and Sebastian Link.
We expect the applicant to have:
- A strong background in logic and computational complexity,
- A master's degree in mathematics, computer science, or other relevant discipline,
- A good command of spoken and written English.
Good programming skills and a background in statistics would be ideal, but are not necessarily expected attributes.
PhD positions in TCS at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for up to four PhD positions in theoretical computer science.
The PhD positions are in the area of computational complexity theory, focusing on questions at the intersection of approximation algorithms, subexponential algorithms, and proof complexity. Examples of topics of particular interest are the use of linear and semidefinite programming to solve hard combinatorial problems, or of proof complexity to prove that the problems are beyond the reach of such methods. Exciting recent developments have identified the so-called sums of squares hierarchy as a unifying theme for these questions, and one aim of our research is to build and expand on this theme. However, we will also freely explore whatever other methods turn out to be helpful for attacking these and other topics of interest in algorithms and complexity theory. The overarching goal is to understand fundamental properties of efficient computation by proving mathematical theorems about the power and limitations of different computational models.
This research project is led by Johan Håstad, Per Austrin, and Jakob Nordström, and is financed by grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the European Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council.
In addition to the PIs and the announced PhD positions, the research project will also involve 2-3 existing PhD students and 3-4 postdocs. Thus, this will be a unique opportunity to explore new connections between different subareas of complexity theory within a vibrant and growing research environment.
Postdoc positions at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for up to four postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science.[b][b]The postdoc positions are in the area of computational complexity theory, focusing on questions at the intersection of approximation algorithms, subexponential algorithms, and proof complexity. Examples of topics of particular interest are the use of linear and semidefinite programming to solve hard combinatorial problems, or of proof complexity to prove that the problems are beyond the reach of such methods. [b][b]This research project is led by Johan Hastad, Per Austrin, and Jakob Nordstrom, and is financed by grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the European Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council. In addition to the PIs, the research project is planned to involve a total of 4-5 postdocs and 5-7 PhD students. Thus, this will be a unique opportunity to explore new connections between different subareas of complexity theory within a vibrant and growing research environment.[b][b]These postdoc positions are full-time employed positions for one year with a possible one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable.[b][b]The application deadline is January 15, 2017. See http://apc.csc.kth.se/D-2016-0871-Eng.php for the full announcement with more information and instructions for how to apply. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to apc at csc.kth.se .
PhD position in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a PhD position in computer science focused on SAT solving.
The PhD student will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this 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 --- in particular, solvers using conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL). We are even more interested in exploring new techniques that hold out the theoretical possibility of exponential improvements over CDCL, but seem hard to implement efficiently in practice, e.g., algebraic methods such as Groebner bases or geometric methods such as pseudo-Boolean solving (basically 0/1 integer linear programming).
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 successful candidate is expected to start at the latest in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable. The position is fully funded and comes with a competitive salary.For more information, see www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2016-0833-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jakobn at kth.se.
Postdoc position in Artificial Intelligence on Designing Responsible Agency, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 1 January 2017
We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position in the REINS project. With the project well underway, our aim is now to focus more on concrete architectures and systems for responsible decision making and responsibility checking (which are different, but closely connected). We are looking for a researcher with a background in artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and/or decision making that is enthusiastic about the idea of applying these theories to the problem of making intelligent systems behave responsibly. Areas of interest to the REINS project that are relevant for this position are: prioritized rule based reasoning mechanisms, agent programming languages, non- monotonic logics and argumentation, symbolic and neural-symbolic learning and reasoning.
PhD and Postdoc Position in Normative and Value-based Reasoning, TU DelftDeadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Applications are invited for one PhD and one postdoc position (PhD: 4 years, postdoc: 2 years), attached to the NWO Vidi grant of Birna van Riemsdijk. The project, Computational Reasoning for Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners (CoreSAEP). has the overall aim to develop a reasoning framework that combines logic and quantitative techniques for Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners that adapt their behavior to norms and values of people.For more information, see ii.tudelft.nl/~birna/projects/CoreSAEP.html.
Postdoc positions in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoc position in computer science focused on SAT solving.
The postdoctoral researcher will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this 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 --- in particular, solvers using conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL). We are even more interested in exploring new techniques that hold out the theoretical possibility of exponential improvements over CDCL, but seem hard to implement efficiently in practice, e.g., algebraic methods such as Groebner bases or geometric methods such as pseudo-Boolean solving.
This postdoc position is a full-time employed position for one year with a possible one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable.For more information, see www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2016-0872-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jakobn at kth.se.
Lectureships and Senior Lectureships in Artificil Intelligence, London (England)Deadline: Monday 16 January 2017
The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites applications for full-time faculty members at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (comparable to American tenure-track Assistant Professorships) who can contribute to research and teaching, in particular in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This includes (but is not limited to): autonomous systems; knowledge representation and reasoning; planning; machine learning for speech, audio and text; optimization and data mining.
Notwithstanding the above focus, exceptional candidates from any area of Computer Science are also encouraged to apply.For more information, see www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/job-vacancies.
PhD student position in parameterised complexity, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Wednesday 1 February 2017
Dr. ir. Johan Kwisthout is currently hiring a PhD candidate on the NWO TOP project "Parameterized complexity of approximate Bayesian inferences" and welcomes candidates with a MSc degree in CS/math/AI or related field, strong formal and analytical skills, and fascination for both the foundations of (tractable) computations as well as how they might be realized in the brain. Students with a background in parameterized complexity and/or Bayesian networks are particularly invited to apply.
Postdoctoral position in logic, Barcelona (Spain)Deadline: Sunday 8 January 2017
The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) opens a call for two postdoctoral positions in the areas:
1. Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry and/or Logic.
2. Analysis, Dynamical Systems, and/or Probability Theory.
Succesful applicants will join the BGSMath research group of their choice in one of the five BGSMath institutions in Barcelona: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalaunya, Universitat Pompeu Fabra or Centre de Recerca Matemàtica.
In brief: Two year contracts, anual gross salary of E26.250, plus E2000 mobility (to be provided by the research group). Requirements: To hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of application and at least two years of doctoral or postdoctoral experience outside of Catalonia. Deadline: January 8thFor more information, see bgsmath.cat/bgsmath-postdoctoral-call-2017-2019.
PhD student position in specification and verification of data-aware systems, Evry (France)Deadline: Monday 9 January 2017
A PhD position is available within the JCJC project SVeDaS - Specification and Verification of Data-aware Systems, funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). The PhD position is a fixed-term contract over 3 years, the time normally allocated to a PhD in France. The PhD student will be part of the Laboratoire IBISC (Informatique, Biologie Integrative et Systemes Complexes) of the Universite de Saclay.
The JCJC project SVeDaS, led by Dr Francesco Belardinelli, is designed to advance the state-of-the-art in the modelling, analysis and deployment of data-aware systems by using a novel, compositional, agent-based approach to their specification and verification. The PhD candidate is required to have a very strong background in computer science, logics and formal methods, and must be capable of programming in the most popular programming languages, including C, C++, Java.For more information, see here or at www.ibisc.univ-evry.fr/~belardinelli/Projects.html or contact Dr Francesco Belardinelli at belardinelli at ibisc.fr.
Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities, Oxford (England)Deadline: Friday 6 January 2017
The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme funds full-time graduate degrees in various subjects in the Humanities. Established in 2012, the programme is supported by the generosity of Mica Ertegun.
The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. Ertegun Scholars also benefit from exclusive use of Ertegun House; a fully modernized, non-residential building, built in 1808, located at the heart of Oxford's academic community, that provides an environment for study and camaraderie that is unique at Oxford and unparalleled in the world.
Two research fellowships in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science, Singapore (Singapore)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
Two Research Fellow Positions in Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science in Singapore
The researchers Frank Stephan, Yang Yue and Sanjay Jain want to hire on their grant "Effective representations of algebraic structures" two research fellows in the areas of Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science. The expected starting date is 1 April 2017. The duration of the job is approximately 2.5 years and can not run longer than the duration of the grant (which terminates 31 January 2020).
Job Description: Mathematical research in the areas of recursion theory, inductive inference, model theory and effective algebra; the applicant is expected do research and write papers inline with the research programme approved by the MOE for these positions. The applicant should also be able to present the results found at scientific conferences. Prior publications and a PhD in mathematical logic or theoretical computer science are expected.
Postdoctoral position on "Ideological bias and ideological diversity in philosophy of science", Leuven (Belgium)Deadline: Friday 6 January 2017
The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven (Belgium) invites applications for one full-time postdoctoral position as part of a research project on "Ideological Bias and Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science" which is funded by a KU Leuven C1 grant (PI: Andreas De Block, co-supervisor: Lorenz Demey).
DURATION: 24 months (with an assessment after the first year) Starting date: ASAPFor more information, see hiw.kuleuven.be/ned/nieuws/nieuwsoverzicht/vacature-postdoc-claw or contact Andreas De Block at andreas.deblock at kuleuven.be.
Postdoctoral position on dependently typed lambda encodings, Iowa City IA (U.S.A.)Deadline: Wednesday 4 January 2017
Professor Aaron Stump (Iowa) is looking for a postdoc to work with him on dependently typed lambda encodings in the new interactive theorem prover Cedille, written in Agda.He also expresses interest in supporting visiting doctoral students. This could be especially interesting for students from outside the US.
Peter Hawke joins LoC!
Peter Hawke will join the LoC as the philosophy postdoc.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/News/article/110/Peter-Hawke-joins-LoC-.
The Logically Speaking Podcast is live!Location: ILLC, Amsterdam
The Logically Speaking podcast is a podcast mostly about logic-related topics. The first three episodes featuring MoL students Silvan Hungerbühler, Saul Fernandez, Robert Passman and Isa Steinecker are now available on itunes.
MoL student selected for internship Infosys
Krsto Próroković of MSc Logic has been selected for a (summer) internship at Infosys, congratulation Krsto!For more information, see student.uva.nl/en/shared/studentensites/fnwi/fnwi-gedeelde-content/en/news/2017/05/six-faculty-of-science-students-selected-for-internships-infosys.html or contact Maria Aloni at m.d.aloni at uva.nl.
New online course on Python available (Dutch only)
In deze cursus gaan cursisten werken met de programmeertaal Python, om te leren wetenschappelijke problemen uit de verschillende bètawetenschappen op te lossen. De cursus is bedoeld voor mensen die nog helemaal geen ervaring hebben met programmeren. Trouwens: het is ook heel leuk om de cursus met z’n tweeën te doen, dan kun je discussiëren over hoe je de problemen aanpakt.
Het doel is dat je na de cursus zelf verder kunt leren, en waar nodig, je eigen programmaatjes gaat schrijven om je te helpen tijdens je studie, in het onderzoek of buiten de universiteit. De cursus bestaat uit vier modules en voor elke module kun je kiezen uit meerdere opties. Doe wat je leuk lijkt!For more information, see www.semesterofcode.nl.
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Call for coordinators for the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) 2018/2019
The NIAS-Lorentz Program *calls for coordinators for the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group* (NLTG) 2018/2019: http://www.nias-lorentz.nl/program.html.
The (extended) deadline for application with a pre-proposal is 15 March 2017.
The NIAS-Lorentz Program is a collaboration established in 2006 by NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences; Wassenaar) and the Lorentz Center (Workshop Center in the Sciences; Leiden).
The NIAS-Lorentz Program promotes innovative interdisciplinary research that brings together perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities on the one hand and the Natural Sciences and Technologies on the other. This program gives special attention to topics of societal importance that require extensive collaboration across traditional scientific boundaries in order to progress. An NLTG can particularly benefit early/mid-career researchers who wish to explore and open a new interdisciplinary scientific field.
Nick Bezhanishvili: Lecturer in the Spotlight
Nick Bezhanishvili (ILLC) teaches two courses in the Master’s programme Logic, as well as a logic course in the second year of the Mathematics Bachelor’s programme. In his research he studies mathematical structures arising from logic.
Martin Stokhof appointed vice-president of the ERC
Martin Stokhof has been appointed to Vice-president of the European Research Council. The Scientific Council, the ERC's governing body, defines the scientific funding strategy and methodologies. It acts on behalf of the scientific community in Europe to promote creativity and innovative research.For more information, see erc.europa.eu/about-erc/organisation-and-working-groups/scientific-council or contact Martin Stokhof at m.j.b.stokhof at uva.nl.
Harry Buhrman appointed as distinguished research professor
Professor H.M. Buhrman (ILLC) and Professor J.N. H. Reek (IBED) have been appointed as distinguished research professors at the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 January 2017. The professors will succeed the current distinguished research professors, Jos Engelen and Kareljan Schoutens. Harry Buhrman, professor of computing science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, will serve as the figurehead for the quantum software consortium QuSoft and work to develop it further in his capacity as a distinguished research professor.
Benedikt Loewe appointed on joint Strategy Working Group of ICSU and ISSC
Benedikt Loewe has been appointed to serve on the joint Strategy Working Group of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).[b][b]ICSU and ISSC are the highest international bodies for the sciences and social sciences, respectively. The two councils consist of national members, represented by national research councils or national academies (e.g., the Netherlands are represented by the KNAW) and international scientific unions acting as the global representatives of individual scientific disciplines. The mandate of the Strategy Working Group is the development of the strategy of the new institution, taking into account the interdisciplinary connections between the natural and the social sciences. Benedikt Loewe represents the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST).
ILLC PhD council has a new website
ILLC PhD Council has updated its website both in terms of the look and in terms of the content. Newly, the minutes of the meetings of the PhD council will be public and published on the website.
Former Regular Events
QuSoft SeminarDate & Time: Friday, 11:00-12:00Location: Room L016, CWI, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
The QuSoft seminar is the weekly meeting of researchers involved with QuSoft, the national research center for quantum software. Talks cover topics from physics, computer science and mathematics. The seminar usually takes place on Friday morning and is followed by a free lunch!For more information, see www.qusoft.org/events2-directory-2.
Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar
The AMS Seminar is organized by a small group of researchers at the University of Amsterdam, who meet regularly to discuss recent work on topics within metaphysics and adjacent areas.
For a schedule, see the website. If you want to join, or receive emails from the mailing list, please notify one of the organizers.For more information, see sites.google.com/view/amsterdammetaphysicsseminar.