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News Archives 2015

This page provides information about former developments at ILLC . Please let us know if you have material that you would like to be added to the news page, by using the online submission form or sending an email to the ILLC Buro. English submissions strongly preferred.

Please note that links in this section to external sites are not kept updated.


  1. Past Events
  2. Calls for Papers
  3. Upcoming Conferences
  4. MoL and PhD defenses
  5. Projects and Awards
  6. Funding, Grants and Competitions
  7. Open Positions at ILLC
  8. Open Positions, General
  9. Miscellaneous
  10. Regular Events

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Headlines Past Events

Headlines Calls for Papers

Headlines Upcoming Conferences

Please note: conferences with an open Call for Papers will be listed under 'Calls for Papers', not under 'Upcoming Conferences', until the Call for Papers closes.

Headlines MoL and PhD defenses

Headlines Projects and Awards

Headlines Funding, Grants and Competitions

Headlines Open Positions at ILLC

Headlines Open Positions, General

Headlines Miscellaneous

Headlines Regular Events

Past Events

  • (New) 30 January 2015, Cool Logic, Stephen Pastan

    Speaker: Stephen Pastan
    Title: On the Puzzle of Change
    Date and time: Friday 30 January 2015, 17:30-18:30
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    The puzzle of change goes like so. A candle changes from straight to bent; the candle was straight, the candle is bent. But nothing can be both straight and bent. Contradiction! I will discuss the puzzle, its possible solutions, and the consequences it has for objects, properties, and time.

    For more information, see or contact coollogic.uva at

  • 27 January 2015, Computational Linguistics Seminar

    Title: Probabilistic logical models of compositionality
    Date and time: Tuesday 27 January 2015, 16:00
    Location: F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    In this meeting we will discuss probabilistic models for semantic composition that are based on logical calculi.

    For the relevant readings and other information, see

  • 23 January 2015, SMART Cognitive Science debate on "Shared mechanisms in language and music"

    Date and time: Friday 23 January 2015, 16:00-18:00

    For abstracts and more information, see

  • 21 January 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Junhua Yu (Tsinghua University)

    Speaker: Junhua Yu (Tsinghua University)
    Title: Non-self-referential realizable fragments of modal and intuitionistic logics
    Date and time: Wednesday 21 January 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see or contact Sumit Sourabh (s.sourabh at

  • 16 January 2015, DIP Colloquium, Lucas Champollion

    Speaker: Lucas Champollion (NYU)
    Title: The interaction of compositional semantics and event semantics
    Date and time: Friday 16 January 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see

  • 13 January 2015, Computational Linguistics Seminar

    Title: Reading Group on Compositional Distributional Semantics
    Date and time: Tuesday 13 January 2015, 16:00
    Location: F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    This time our reading group will focus on compsitional distributional semantics in multilingual settings. Please check the link below for the relevant papers.

    For more information and abstracts, see

  • 13 January 2015, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Svetlana Obraztsova

    Speaker: Svetlana Obraztsova
    Title: Voting and Candidacy Games with Biased Players
    Date and time: Tuesday 13 January 2015, 16:00
    Location: Room D1.162, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    For more information, see or or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at

  • 12 January 2015, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Maria Polukarov

    Speaker: Maria Polukarov
    Title: Strategic Voting and Candidacy
    Date and time: Monday 12 January 2015, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see or or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at

  • 9 January 2015, Celebration: 25 years of Coordination Models and Languages at CWI

    Date and time: Friday 9 January 2015, 13:30-18:30
    Location: Turing Room, CWI, Science Park 123, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Friday January 9, 2015 we celebrate prof. dr. Farhad Arbab's achievements of 25 years Coordination Models and Languages at the CWI. The program starts at 13.30 with lectures of the following eminent scientists: Prof. dr. Joseph Sifakis (EPFL/RiSD Lab/CIR/CNRS/VERIMAG); Prof. dr. Ugo Montanari (Università di Pisa); Prof. dr. Krzysztof R. Apt (CWI).

    If you wish to attend, please register (without further costs) at our website:

Calls for Papers

  • 29 June - 1 July 2015, 26th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA 2015), Warsaw, Poland (deadline: 30 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    RTA is the major forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of rewriting. RTA 2015 will be co-located with the 13th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA 2015) as part of the International Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming (RDP-2015).

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. This year we particularly welcome submissions on applications of rewriting. In addition to full research papers, application papers, systems descriptions and problem sets that provide realistic, interesting challenges in the field of rewriting techniques are also welcome. Submission deadline (title and abstract): 30 January 2015.

    For more information, see and, or contact the PC chair: Maribel.Fernandez at

  • 1-3 July 2015, 13th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA 2015), Warsaw, Poland (deadline: 30 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    The 13th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA 2015) is a forum for original research in the theory and applications of typed lambda calculus, broadly construed. TLCA 2015 is organized as part of the Federated Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming (RDP 2015), together with the International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA 2015) and several related events.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Abstract Deadline: 30 January 2015.

    For more information, see and

  • 29 June - 1 July 2015, 12th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction (MPC 2015), Koenigswinter (Germany) (deadline: 26 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 31 October 2014.

    The MPC conferences aim to promote the development of mathematical principles and techniques that are demonstrably practical and effective in the process of constructing computer programs, broadly interpreted.

    Papers are solicited on mathematical methods and tools put to use in program construction. Topics of interest range from algorithmics to support for program construction in programming languages and systems. The notion of "program" is broad, from algorithms to hardware. Theoretical contributions are welcome, provided that their relevance to program construction is clear. Reports on applications are welcome, provided that their mathematical basis is evident. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 26 January 2015.

    For more information, see or email jv at

  • 30-31 March 2015, 7th Workshop on the Philosophy of Information (7WPI): Conceptual challenges of data in science and technology, London, England (deadline: 23 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 4 December 2014.

    Run by the Society for the Philosophy of Information. each WPI workshop is a small scale gathering, with an open Call for Papers to present works in the large variety of research areas that focus on information, both in scientific and conceptual terms. This includes works in progress and we aim at discussing open problems in the area.

    Invited speakers include William Wong (Middlesex University), Emma Tobin (UCL), Judith Simon (IT University of Copenhaghen) and Rob Kitchin.

    Send your 500-1000 words abstract, suitable for anonymous review, by 23rd January 2015. Issues of interest include (but are not limited to): Causality, Data Quality, Security and Big Data.

    For more information, see or contact the organizers at phyllis.illari at or G.Primiero at

  • 29 June - 3 July 2015, Computability in Europe 2015 (CiE 2015), Bucharest, Romania (deadline: 21 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 October 2014.

    CiE 2015 is the 11-th 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.

    Evolution of the universe, and us within it, invite a parallel evolution in understanding. The CiE agenda - fundamental and engaged - targets the extracting and developing of computational models basic to current challenges. From the origins of life, to the understanding of human mentality, to the characterising of quantum randomness - computability theoretic questions arise in many guises. The CiE community, this coming year meeting for the first time in Bucharest, carries forward the search for coherence, depth and new thinking across this rich and vital field of research.

    In line with other conferences in this series, CiE 2015 has a broad scope and provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical issues in Computability with an emphasis on new paradigms of computation and the development of their mathematical theory. The Programme Committee invites all researchers in the area of the conference to submit their papers for presentation at CiE 2015. We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different parts of the research community. Submission deadline (extended): 21 January 2015.

    For more information, see

  • 1-4 June 2015, 4th International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic, Rennes, France (deadline: 18 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 10 August 2014.

    The organizing committee invites you to take part in the Fourth International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic, which will be held in Rennes on June 1-4, 2015. There will be lectures, discussion sessions, round tables and software demonstrations. You are kindly invited to take active part in discussion sessions and to exhibit your teaching or professional software.

    We invite submission on all aspects of teaching logics. Submission deadline is 18th January 2015.

    For more information, see

  • 19-20 March 2015, Redrawing Pragmasemantic Borders, Groningen, The Netherlands (deadline: 16 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 30 October 2014.

    Semantics and pragmatics have long recognized multiple meaning types: asserted and entailed meaning, world knowledge and lexically based inferences, presupposition, expressive content, and conversational and conventional implicature. These each get their own separate treatments and/or are thought of as separate ‘dimensions’ of meaning.

    There are two main strands of research that question the traditional divisions: accounts that seek more unifying characteristics and accounts that identify exceptional behavior in a subset of a certain meaning type. The aim of the workshop is to discuss how to cut the pragmasemantic pie.

    Invited Speakers: Craige Roberts, Judith Tonhauser, Hans-Martin Gärtner.

    We solicit submissions dealing with:
    - formal arguments or empirical data that support unifying different information types based on for instance projection properties
    - formal arguments or empirical data suggesting new distinctions
    - work that integrates the analysis of different meaning types with contextual or discourse effects
    - new theoretical approaches to representing and integrating different types of information (e.g. multi-dimensional semantics).
    Deadline for abstract submission:Fri, January 16th, 2015.

    For more information, see

  • 20-22 May 2015, 12th Annual Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW 2015), St. Louis MO, U.S.A. (deadline: 16 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 26 October 2014.

    The Formal Epistemology Workshop will be held in connection with the 2015 meeting of the St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality (SLACRR), which will take place immediately before, from May 17-19, 2015.

    There will be conference sessions all day on May 20 & 21, and in the morning on May 22. Keynote speakers: Tom Kelly (Princeton), Jeff Horty (University of Maryland, College Park).

    Contributors are invited to send full papers as PDF files (suitable for presenting as a 40 minute talk) by Friday, January 16, 2015. Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review. Submitting the same paper to both FEW and SLACRR is permitted.

    For more information, see the conference webpage at

  • 17-19 May 2015, St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality, St. Louis MO, U.S.A. (deadline: 15 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality provides a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed. Keynote Speaker: Pamela Hieronymi (UCLA).

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. SLACRR includes papers in ethics, epistemology, and other areas of philosophy that deal with reasons, reasoning, or rationality. Please submit an anonymized abstract of 750-1500 words by January 15, 2015.

    For more information, see or email slacrr at

  • 28-29 May 2015, Workshop 'Gradability, Scale Structure, and Vagueness: Experimental Perspectives', Madrid, Spain (deadline: 15 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The workshop is concerned with the semantics of gradability, scale structure and vagueness from an experimental perspective.

    We invite papers that challenge or confirm current formal analyses of these phenomena in view of experimentally collected data; that discuss how semantic and pragmatic theory can benefit from experimental methodologies; and that aim for an explicit and detailed account of the use, mental representation, online processing, neural correlates or acquisition of expressions of gradability, scalarity, and vagueness. Abstract submission deadline: January 15th, 2015.

    For more information, see

  • 16-17 May 2015, Wyclif and the Realist Tradition in 14th Century Logic, St Andrews, Scotland (deadline: 12 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    Historians of logic have known for decades that the 14th century was a tremendously productive period in the Latin West. As far as the relationship between logic and metaphysics is concerned, however, research has tended to focus on the nominalist tradition associated with Ockham and Buridan. The aim of this workshop is to redress the balance a little by focussing instead on the realist tradition that spans the 14th century. We have singled out for special mention the influential figure of John Wyclif, whose Logic is currently being re-edited here at St Andrews, but we welcome contributions involving other figures from Walter Burley to Paul of Venice.

    Each accepted paper will standardly be allocated an hour including time for discussion. Authors of accepted papers will be provided with meals during the conference and overnight accommodation for three nights. Please submit abstracts of around 250 words to the organizers Mark Thakkar (mnat at and Stephen Read by Monday 12 January 2015. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of January.

    For more information, see

  • 20-23 February 2015, 16th Szklarska Poreba Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics 16th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics, Szklarska Poreba, Poland (deadline: 5 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    Linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and interested researchers from other areas are cordially invited to join the 16th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics to be held on the top of the Szrenica mountain in the Giant Mountains on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic on 20-23 February 2015.

    The two main themes of this year's convention are (1) "Mental Representation of Semantic and Pragmatic Lexical Knowledge" and (2) "The Role of Linguistics in the Cognitive Sciences". Confirmed invited speakers are Jaroslav Peregrin (Charles University Prague), Judith Tonhauser (Ohio State University, with 97% certainty), Berit Gehrke (CNRS / Paris Diderot) and Reinhard Blutner (retired, University of Amsterdam).

    We invite submission of blind abstracts of no longer than 250 words in PDF. Deadline for abstracts: 5 January

    For more information, see or contact szklarskaporebaworkshop16 at

  • 24-26 June 2015, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice Fifth Biennial Conference (SPSP 2015), Aarhus, Denmark (deadline: 5 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 October 2014.

    The Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical uses of scientific knowledge. The SPSP conferences provide a broad forum for scholars committed to making detailed and systematic studies of scientific practices - neither dismissing concerns about truth and rationality, nor ignoring contextual and pragmatic factors. The conferences aim at cutting through traditional disciplinary barriers and developing novel approaches.

    Keynote speakers will include: Marcel Boumans (Eramus University of Rotterdam), Nancy J. Nerssessian (Georgia Institute of Technology), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), and Léna Soler (University of Paris-I). There will be a pre-conference workshop on teaching philosophy of science to scientists to be held at Aarhus University, Aarhus on 23 June, as well as a pre-conference casual social event that evening.

    We welcome contributions from not only philosophers of science, but also philosophers working in epistemology and ethics, as well as the philosophy of engineering, technology, medicine, agriculture, and other practical fields. Additionally, we welcome contributions from historians and sociologists of science, pure and applied scientists, and any others with an interest in philosophical questions regarding scientific practice. We welcome both proposals for individual papers, and also strongly encourage proposals for whole, thematic sessions with coordinated papers, particularly those which include multiple disciplinary perspectives and/or input from scientific practitioners. Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 January 2015.

    For more information on local arrangements and updates on the conference, please see, or contact Sabina Leonelli, S.Leonelli at

  • 3-5 July 2015, Formal Ethics 2015, Bayreuth, Germany (deadline: 3 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    The formal analysis of ethical concepts and theories (via the application of tools from logic, rational choice theory, natural language semantics, AI) is a rapidly growing field of research. It has shed new light on a variety of concepts that are central to ethical theory, such as freedom, responsibility, values, norms, and conventions. The series Formal Ethics conferences aims at providing an international platform for the discussion and promotion of formal approaches to ethics, to bring together researchers who are employing formal tools to address questions in ethics and/or political philosophy, and to push the frontiers of the research being conduced in this field.

    We invite submissions to Formal Ethics 2015. We encourage researchers at all level to submit, including graduate students. Submissions will be considered both for full contributed talks and for poster presentation. Submissions in all areas of formal ethics, broadly construed, are welcome. For Formal Ethics 2015, submissions related to ethics and responsibility are particularly welcome. Deadline for submissions: January 3rd, 2015.

    Contact and further information:
    Email: organization at formalethics dot net
    Web: www dot formalethics dot net

  • Contribute to Amsterdam Science magazine (deadline: 1 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 4 December 2014.

    Are you eager to share your research? Are there developments in your field that we should all know about? Then contribute to Amsterdam Science.

    Amsterdam Science is a new university science magazine, publishing the best science writing of students and researchers in Amsterdam. The magazine will showcase research conducted by master students, PhD students and researchers in all areas, e.g., mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, physics, biological and biomedical sciences, ecology, earth and environmental sciences, forensic science, computer science, logic. The core of the magazine consists of scientific reports about recent research, written in an accessible yet academic style. The magazine will be distributed for free in print and online.

    To contribute, please contact the scouting editors on magazine-science at They will guide you through the submission process. The publication of the first issue is scheduled for March 2015. The submission deadline is 1 January 2015. Two more issues will follow in the course of 2015.

    For more information, see

Upcoming Conferences

Please note: conferences with an open Call for Papers will be listed under 'Calls for Papers', not under 'Upcoming Conferences', until the Call for Papers closes.

  • 30 January - 1 February 2015, Very Informal Gathering (VIG 2015), on the occasion of Tony Martin's retirement, Los Angeles CA (U.S.A.)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    There will be a Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA from 1:00 PM, Friday, January 30 to 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 1, 2015 (VIG 18), dedicated to Tony Martin on the occasion of his formal retirement. The invited speakers are Kit Fine, Sherwood Hachtman, Steve Jackson, Andrew Marks, Antonio Montalban (Hjorth lecturer), Itay Neeman, Charles Parsons, Pierre Simon, Sergei Starchenko, John Steel, Katrin Tent, Anush Tserunyan and Hugh Woodin.

    There are no registration fees, and it is expected that travel grants will be available for graduate students and faculty in early career stages; write to ynm at if you are interested. For further information as it develops, check the Web page for the meeting,

  • 30-31 January 2015, Quantum computation, Quantum information and the exact sciences, Munich, Germany

    Newsitem added on 11 September 2014.

    This conference will feature keynote speakers Hans J. Briegel (Innsbruck), Leah Henderson (Carnegie Mellon) and Christopher Timpson (Brasenose/Oxford). It will also include submissions from both philosophers and scientists exploring the connections between the philosophy and foundations of quantum computation and quantum information theory (QCIT), and more traditional philosophical and foundational questions in physics, computer science, information theory, and mathematics.

    Website where more information on the conference will be posted soon:

  • 28 January 2015, Wadge theory and automata, Turin, Italy

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The logic group in Turin is pleased to announce a one-day workshop on "Wadge theory and automata". Wadge theory is an area of descriptive set theory dealing with the classification of subsets of reals in terms of their topological complexity. It has strong connections with automata theory, in particular when it comes to classifying omega-regular languages that can be recognized by different types of automata.

    The workshop will consist of four talks, by Jacques Duparc (Lausanne), Alessandro Facchini (Warsaw), Victor Selivanov (Novosibirsk) and Olivier Finkel (Paris). The meeting will be concluded by a brief discussion session outlining some open problems and future directions of the area.

    More information can be found on the webpage of the workshop:

  • 27-31 January 2015, 1st Indian Winter School on Diagrams, Kolkata, India

    Newsitem added on 20 July 2014.

    The 1st Indian Winter School on Diagrams aims to bring together graduate students and early career researchers, from all over the world, with interests in diagrams research. 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 two main themes: diagrammatic logics alongside philosophical and historical developments. Courses will be delivered by internationally renowned experts to small groups of delegates 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 diagrammatic reasoning. Delegates will be encouraged to identify collaboration opportunities both with other delegates and the course facilitators. It is expected that delegates who attend the winter school will become equipped to identify research questions in the diagrams field and be knowledgeable of current research endeavours. The School will also include one-on-one discussion sessions where delegates can meet with the expert facilitators to identify suitable research contributions that match their skills and interests.

    Details on the courses running, their scope and any required prerequisite knowledge can be found here:

  • 26-27 January 2015, Winter School on Paradoxes and Dilemmas, Groningen, The Netherlands

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    On January 26th-27th 2015, the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen will host a short Winter School aimed at advanced undergraduate students and early-stage graduate students. The theme of the winter school isParadoxes and Dilemmas, and it will consist of 6 tutorials where the topic will be discussed from different viewpoints. The program will showcase the high level of teaching and research of the three departments of the Faculty (theoretical philosophy; ethics, social and political philosophy; history of philosophy).

    Scholarship application deadline: December 1st 2014 Registration deadline: December 15th 2014 For more information, see Further inquiries can be directed to Catarina Dutilh Novaes, c.dutilh.novaes at

  • 22-23 January 2015, Workshop "Formal Semantics Meets Cognitive Semantics", Nijmegen

    Newsitem added on 2 October 2014.

    Semantics is a divided discipline. On one side we have Formal Semantics, which has its roots in logic and analytical philosophy (Frege, Montague). Meaning here is viewed as a relation between language and external reality, formalized in terms of reference, truth, possible worlds, etc. On the other side we have Cognitive Semantics, a central part of the Cognitive Linguistics movement, which grew out of dissatisfaction with formal linguistics (in particular, formal semantics and generative syntax) in the seventies (Fauconnier, Lakoff, Talmy). In this framework meaning is primarily a relation between language and the mind, described in terms of mental spaces, conceptual schemata, frames, etc.

    For more information, see:

  • 18-22 January 2015, Winterschool on practical quantum communications, Les Diablerets in the Swiss Alps

    Costs: 3480 EUR
    Newsitem added on 9 October 2014.

    This program will deal with quantum cryptography, quantum computing and quantum repeaters. The goal of this event is to introduce this exciting topic in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists with little or no background in practical quantum communications. Special emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of quantum communications, such as the implementation of quantum key distribution systems and quantum repeaters, as well as concrete steps towards a quantum computer. The emerging applications of these promising technologies will also be discussed.

    For more information, see

  • 17-18 January 2015, 8th Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference on the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic, Cambridge, England

    Newsitem added on 20 September 2014.

    Keynote Speakers this year are Prof Alan Weir (Glasgow) & Mary Leng (York).

    The conference website may be found at For any further information, please see or contact the conference organisers, Fiona Doherty and Fredrik Nyseth at cam.phil.grad.conf at

  • 12-13 January 2015, Symposium on the Foundations of Mathematics: Competing Foundations (SOTFOM II) , London, U.K.

    Newsitem added on 28 August 2014.

    The focus of this conference is on different approaches to the foundations of mathematics. The interaction between set-theoretic and category-theoretic foundations has had significant philosophical impact, and represents a shift in attitudes towards the philosophy of mathematics. This conference will bring together leading scholars in these areas to showcase contemporary philosophical research on different approaches to the foundations of mathematics.

    To accomplish this, the conference has the following general aims and objectives. First, to bring to a wider philosophical audience the different approaches that one can take to the foundations of mathematics. Second, to elucidate the pressing issues of meaning and truth that turn on these different approaches. And third, to address philosophical questions concerning the need for a foundation of mathematics, and whether or not either of these approaches can provide the necessary foundation.

    For more information, see the conference website at

  • 8-10 January 2015, 6th Indian Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA 2015), Mumbai, India

    Newsitem added on 20 April 2014.

    ALI, the Association for Logic in India, announces the sixth edition of its biennial International Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA), to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, from January 8 to 10, 2015. ICLA 2015 will be co-located with the 14th Asian Logic Conference to be held during January 5-8, 2015.

    ICLA is a forum for bringing together researchers from a wide variety of fields that formal logic plays a significant role in, along with mathematicians, 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.

    For more information, see Any further queries related to the conference may be sent to the following email address: icla15 at

  • 6-7 January 2015, "Logic in Kant's Wake", Hamilton ON, Canada

    Newsitem added on 31 October 2014.

    On 6-7 January 2015 The Bertrand Russell Research Centre at McMaster University will be hosting an international workshop on the development of logic at the turn of the 19th century, in Kant's wake.

    The speakers include: Risto Vilkko (Helsinki), Michael Forster (Chicago), Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech), Sandra Lapointe (McMaster), Jeremy Heis (UC, Irvine) and Hans-Johann Glock (Zürich)

    Attendance is free and lunch will be catered. Places are limited, however. Those interested in attending the workshop are invited to contact the organizers. Funding may be available.

    For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Lapointe,

  • 5-8 January 2015, Fourteenth Asian Logic Conference (ALC 2015), Mumbai, India

    Newsitem added on 11 September 2014.

    The Asian Logic Conference series is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic and the meetings are major international events in mathematical logic. The series features the latest scientific developments in the fields in mathematical logic and applications, logic in computer science, and philosophical logics. It also aims at promoting activities of mathematical logic in the Asia-Pacific region and bringing logicians both from within Asia and elsewhere together to exchange information and ideas.

    The programme will cover a wide range of topics and will feature plenary lectures presented by leading specialists in every major area of mathematical logic. In addition there will be many contributed talks. The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Set Theory; Model theory; Recursion Theory; Proof theory; Computability Theory; Algebraic Structures; Logical Aspects of Computation; Philosophical Logic.

    Conference page:

  • 5-9 January 2015, Boolean algebras, Lattices, universal Algebra, Set theory, Topology (BLAST 2015), Las Cruces NM, U.S.A.

    Newsitem added on 15 June 2014.

    BLAST is a conference focusing on Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, Set-theoretic Topology and Point-free Topology. It is supported by the NSF and circulates among different universities.

    BLAST 2015 will feature invited talks by Papiya Bhattacharjee, George Gratzer, Thomas Icard, John Krueger, Julie Lindman, Jan van Mill, Daniele Mundici and Constantine Tsinakis, as well as tutorials on Algebraic Logic (Nick Bezhanishvili), Set Theory (Joel Hamkins), Point-free Topology (Jorge Picado) and Universal Algebra (Matt Valeriote).

    For more information, see or contact BLAST at

MoL and PhD defenses

  • 30 January 2015, Master of Logic defense, Ignas Vysniauskas

    Title: Pi-dist: Towards a Typed Pi-calculus for Distributed Programming
    Date and time: Friday 30 January 2015, 11:00-12:30.
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisors: Dr. Benno van den Berg (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Wouter Swierstra (Utrecht University)
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at
  • 30 January 2015, Master of Logic defense, Johannes Emerich

    Title: Applying Types as Abstract Interpretation to a Language with Dynamic Dispatch
    Date and time: Friday 30 January 2015, 09:30 - 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisors: Dr. Benno van den Berg (University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Tijs van der Storm (CWI, Amsterdam)
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at
  • 28 January 2015, Master of Logic defense, Jouke Witteveen

    Title: Structural Parameterized Complexity
    Date and time: 28 January 2015, 11:00-13:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Sciencepark 105/107
    Supervisor: Dr. Leen Torenvliet
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at

Projects and Awards

  • UvA-master Logic beoordeeld als excellent

    Newsitem added on 9 November 2014.

    (dutch only)
    De master Logic aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) heeft de status excellent toegekend gekregen van de Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO). Het visitatiepanel van de NVAO beoordeelt Logic ‘als een van de beste, zo niet het beste programma op het gebied van logica ter wereld’.

    Voor meer informatie, zie

  • Ciyang Qing wins Unilever Research Prize 2014

    Newsitem added on 26 October 2014.

    MSc Logic graduate Ciyang Qing will receive the Unilever Research Prize 2014. This award, which comes with an associated sum of 2,500 euros, recognises significant research carried out by students in the natural and social sciences at Dutch universities.

    Ciyang, who is now a PhD student at Stanford University, worked on a number of research projects during his time as an MSc Logic student at the ILLC, leading to several publications in a diverse range of fields, including cognitive science, formal semantics, computational linguistics and multiagent systems. His Master's thesis on Quantitative Social-Cognitive Experimental Pragmatics was supervised by Michael Franke.

    The award will be presented on 27 November 2014 at Unilever's R&D Centre in Vlaardingen, in the presence of Jet Bussemaker, Minister for Education, Culture and Science.

    See also<
    Unilever Research Prize:
    MSc Logic:

    For further information, please contact Ulle Endriss <ulle.endriss at>.

  • Royal honour for University Professor Johan van Benthem

    Newsitem added on 4 October 2014.

    Prof. Johan van Benthem was named Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion upon his retirement as University Professor of Pure and Applied Logic at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on Friday, 26 September. Van Benthem received the royal honour in recognition of his myriad research accomplishments and the leading and inspirational role he has played in the academic community.

    For more information, see

Funding, Grants and Competitions

  • PhD funding in philosophy, Bristol, England

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    The University of Bristol is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SW&W DTP). The DTP consortium, which consists of eight universities, will award more than 50 scholarships for students commencing doctoral research in 2015-16. Candidates are welcome to submit proposals in any field of the arts and humanities with supervision expertise in the University of Bristol. The University of Bristol also expects to be in a position to offer a number of its own postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding applicants. Students who apply for a DTP scholarship based at Bristol will also be automatically considered for a University of Bristol scholarship.

    Applications can be made to the DTP after *26 November 2014*. The closing date for applications is *12 January 2015*. For more details of PhD funding opportunities at the University of Bristol see

  • PhD Studentships at the University of Bath

    Newsitem added on 16 December 2014.

    The University of Bath offers 3.5-year PhD positions in mathematics and theoretical computer science. Applicants should have or expect to gain at least the equivalent of a 2.1 BSc/MSc in a relevant subject area and must satisfy RCUK residency rules for the full studentship (fees + stipend).

    Deadline: 28 February 2015, but applications are processed as they are received.

    For more information, see or the research-group homepage at To apply, including information on prerequisites, see

  • ABC Project and Talent grants

    Newsitem added on 19 October 2014.

    The Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center invites proposals for the ABC Project and Talent grants.

    Proposals for the ABC Project grant should be research proposal for 1 postdoc or 1 PhD student for 2 years (max. 250k€) with an interdisciplinary focus (involvement of at least 2 different faculties), preferably related to a visiting professor. Deadline: November 15, 2014.

    ABC Talent grants are for maximally 1 year (max. 100k€) and aimed at high potential research master students or post docs who aim to apply or have applied for a research grant to the ABC. Deadline: January 5, 2015.

    For more information, see

Open Positions at ILLC

  • PhD candidate in Semantics, Pragmatics and Cognition

    Newsitem added on 16 December 2014.

    The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a highly motivated, creative and talented PhD 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.

    The PhD position is part of the larger Dutch NWO Gravitation consortium 'Language in Interaction'. This research consortium brings together researchers from nine different research institutions in the Netherlands, with complementary expertise in a highly interdisciplinary area of research. This project will involve collaborative work to be carried out at the Institute of Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam (Prof. Van Rooij) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University (Prof. H. Schriefers). The position will be embedded in the ILLC. Both involved institutes offer an international research.

    Application deadline: 1 February 2015. For more information, see

Open Positions, General

  • PhD Scholarships in Toulouse

    Newsitem added on 22 January 2015.

    The International Center for Mathematics and Computer Science of Toulouse ( offers 6 PhD scholarships on topics in mathematics or in computer science. The deadline for applications is on the 28 February 2015, with starting date in September 2015. The scholarships last for three years with a gross salary of 1684€/month. Complimentary funds for research training and travelling can be asked for with a separate application procedure. Candidates will be evaluated on the quality of their track-record, which must be judged excellent.

    Candidates interested in applying with a research project in computational social choice are encouraged to contact Umberto Grandi (umberto.grandi at

    For more information, refer to the following pages.
    Doctoral fellowships:
    Travel grants:

  • Two postdoctoral positions in Philosophy of Mathematics (2y), Munich (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich is seeking applications for Two Postdoctoral Positions in Philosophy of Mathematics (for two years) at the Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Language (Professor Hannes Leitgeb) and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion. The positions, which are to start from April 1st 2015, are for two years.

    One of the two positions is a full-time position that will be devoted to the topic "Mathematical Structuralism". The other one is a half-time (50%) position that will be devoted to the topic "Theoretical Terms in Science vs. Mathematical Terms". Both positions belong to an ANR-DFG project on "Mathematics: Objectivity by Representation".. Each appointee will be expected to do philosophical research in the respective project area and to participate in the organisation of the project. Each successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy or logic.

    Applications should be sent by January 18th, 2015. For more information, see Contact for informal inquiries: office.leitgeb at

  • MA in Logic and Theory of Science in Budapest

    Newsitem added on 18 January 2015.

    The Logic and Theory of Science MA is a two-year program in English, run by the Department of Logic at E”tv”s Lorand University Budapest . Beyond a core curriculum in logic and formal approaches to the philosophy of science, we offer a wide range of advanced courses in logic, philosophy of mathematics, foundations of physics, logical methods in linguistics, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and formal models in social sciences. Students can choose a focus according to their own field of interest. The MA is research oriented, and most students continue with a PhD in logic or related fields.

    The program is open to students with a BA or BSc degree in Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Linguistics, Social Science, and all related fields.

    Application deadline: 24th Aug. 2015. For more information, see, or find us on Facebook at If you have further questions, please contact Andras Mate, the head of the department, at mate.andras at

  • 2015/16 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowshop (in algorithms), Yorktown NY (U.S.A.)

    Newsitem added on 16 November 2014.

    The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in the mathematical and computer sciences. The fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability an opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident department members at the Research Center.

    Areas of research include algorithms, complex systems, data mining, dynamical systems, high-performance computing, inverse problems, numerical analysis, optimization, probability theory, statistics, simulation, and operations management.

    Applications will be accepted only if submitted by Jan 16, 2015. More details can be found at

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship (1y) teaching logic, Schenectady NY (U.S.A.)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    The Department of Philosophy at Union College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning September 2015. Non-renewable. Areas of expertise and competence are open, but the successful candidate will have to teach courses in logic and in a period of the history of philosophy. A Ph.D. in philosophy is preferred, but advanced ABDs in philosophy will be considered.

    Deadline for applications is January 15 2015. For more information, see

  • PhD Studentship, Computational Social Choice, Auckland, New Zealand

    Newsitem added on 10 January 2015.

    A PhD scholarship (paying stipend of NZ$25,000 plus fees for 3 years) is available at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, funded by the Marsden Fund grant UOA 1420, "Axioms and algorithms for multi-winner elections” (Prof A. Slinko, Dr Mark C. Wilson, Dr G. Pritchard). We seek a well-prepared student to work on part of this project concerned with determining optimal parameters for parliamentary electoral systems. A strong background (e.g. First Class Honours/Masters) in computer science, mathematics and/or statistics is necessary.

    Applicants should contact Mark Wilson (mcw at or Geoff Pritchard (geoff at as soon as possible, with a CV and cover letter. We plan for the student to start on 1 March 2015, although some variation in date is possible.

  • PhD student positions in computer science, Oxford (England)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    Following a generous donation by Google, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford is delighted to invite applications for up to 15 fully-funded DPhil (Oxford'ss PhD) studentships tenable from 1st October 2015.

    The studentships are for three years and are open to students of any nationality. The topics for the studentships are open, but should relate to the interests of one of the Department's research areas: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Automated Verification, Computational Biology, Foundations, Logic & Structures, Information Systems, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Programming Languages, Security, Semantics and Software Engineering. We also encourage applications in cross disciplinary areas such as Linguistics, Biology, Medicine and Quantum Foundations & Quantum Computation.

    Closing date for applications:  9th January 2015 For more information, see Informal enquiries may be addressed to Julie.sheppard at

  • Faculty positions in theoretical computer science, Urbana-Champaign IL (U.S.A.)

    Newsitem added on 16 November 2014.

    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is hiring multiple tenure-track faculty positions. We are particularly interested in the following (overlapping) areas:
    * Theoretical Computer Science
    * Machine Learning
    * Programming Languages
    * Computer Systems (including trustworthy computing, distributed, cloud, mobile, OS)
    * Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 5, 2015. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For more information, including application instructions, please see our ad at

  • Temporary teaching associateship in philosophy (teaching needs: logic and philosophy of mathematics), Cambridge, England

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a temporary Teaching Associate in Philosophy from 1st October 2015. The limit of tenure is twenty-one months, ending on 30th June 2017. This covers the period resulting from Dr Tim Button's award of a Philip Leverhulme Prize. The post is based in central Cambridge.

    The vacancy presents an excellent opportunity particularly for an early career scholar to gain teaching experience and research support within a prestigious philosophy department. The Faculty has immediate teaching needs in logic and philosophy of mathematics. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to do the majority of the Faculty's first year logic lecturing.

    Vacancy Reference No: GV05022. Applications must be submitted by 10.00 hours GMT on Monday 19 January 2015, using the Faculty's online Job Applications system. For more information, see

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Algorithmic Game Theory, University of British Columbia

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking outstanding investigators for full-time faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. We are seeking candidates of exceptional scientific talent who have demonstrated research success in the area of Algorithmic Game Theory. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015.

    For more information, see The website will remain open for submissions through the end of the day on January 31, 2015.

  • PhD Position, Quantitative Logics and Automata, Dresden, Germany

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The DFG Research Training Group GRK 1763 “Quantitative Logics and Automata” at TU Dresden offers 1 Doctoral Scholarship for applicants 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, and semi-structured data (XML).

    The start date is April 1, 2015, and the application deadline is January 9, 2015 (although later applications will be considered as long as the position is not filled).

    More information on QuantLA can be found at and more information on how to apply in the call for applications at

  • PhD Studentships, Computer Science, University of Nottingham

    Newsitem added on 14 December 2014.

    Applications are invited for up to ten fully-funded PhD studentships in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, starting on 1st October 2015.

    To discuss possible PhD topics in the area of (Logics for) Agents contact Natasha Alechina (nza at or Brian Logan (bsl at

    Closing date for applications: 14th January 2015. For more information, see

  • Postdoc position at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Newsitem added on 14 December 2014.

    The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational complexity and/or SAT solving.

    The postdoctoral researcher will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this group revolve around the themes of proof complexity and SAT solving. On the theoretical side, proof complexity has turned out to have deep, and sometimes surprising, connections to other topics such as, e.g., circuit complexity, communication complexity, and hardness of approximation, and therefore researchers in these or other related areas are more than welcome to apply. On the practical side, some interesting problems are to gain a better understanding of the performance of current state-of-the-art SAT solvers --- in particular, solvers using conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL) --- and to explore techniques that would go beyond CDCL, such as approaches based on algebraic or geometric reasoning.

    The research project is financed by a Breakthrough Research Grant from the Swedish Research Council and a Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the European Research Council. In addition to the research group leader, the group currently consists of one postdoc and four PhD students. Travel funding is included, and the group also receives short-term and long-term visitors on a regular basis.

    This is a full-time employed position for one year with a possible one-year extension. The successful candidate is expected to start in August-September 2015, although this is to some extent negotiable.

    The application deadline is January 25, 2015. More information and instructions how to apply can be found at . Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to Jakob Nordstrom.

  • Postdoc Position in Logic and Game Theory, University of Oxford

    Newsitem added on 11 December 2014.

    A research position is available, tenable immediately, attached to a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant obtained by Prof Michael Wooldridge. The project is entitled "Reasoning about Computational Economies" (RACE), and carries out work at the intersection of game theory, complexity, logic, and verification. Applicants must have, or shortly be expecting to obtain, a PhD in multi-agent systems, game theory, logic/model checking, or a closely related topic. The position is a full-time appointment, available for up to 28 months.

    Deadline: 12 January 2015 (noon). To discuss informally, please contact: Mike Wooldridge at mjw at For full details and to apply please visit:

  • Post-doctoral fellowships in mathematics and/or computer science

    Newsitem added on 4 December 2014.

    The Labex Archimède (Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in Marseille) offers several PhD and Post-doc positions in mathematics and computer science. Some of these positions will be opened in the Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille (LIF - UMR7279 Aix-Marseille University / CNRS). The research areas of applicants can be any of the research topics studied in our lab.

    Applications must be completed (including reference letters) by January 15th, 2015. For more information, see and

  • 2015 Software Engineer New Graduate role at Google

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    If you graduated in 2014 or are preparing to graduate in 2015 you can apply to join Google as a full-time Software Engineer. We have open roles at our Mountain View headquarters in Silicon Valley, with additional roles available throughout our offices in Europe including London and Zurich.

    Who can apply: Bachelor, Master or PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field.

    For more information, see How to apply:

  • 2015 Software Engineering Internships at Google

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    Internships at Google are full time paid positions, take place year-round and have a minimum duration of three months. If you are interested in an internship at Google in 2015 you should apply online as soon as possible.

    Who can apply: BSc/MSc/PhD students in Computer Science or a related technical field. You must be returning to university after the internship is complete, which means you won't be able to do an internship after you graduate.

    Where can you intern: We're hiring interns at our headquarters in Silicon Valley (we support visa and relocation!) as well as throughout our offices in Europe.

    For more information, see and

  • Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    Utrecht University is looking for a full professor of Theoretical Philosophy as from September 1, 2015. The chair of Theoretical Philosophy is one of the core chairs in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and is an important point of contact within Utrecht University for questions regarding the foundations of mathematics and philosophy of science. The professor is to play a key role in structuring the profile of research and education in Theoretical Philosophy. Where research is concerned he/she will focus on one of the sub- sections of Theoretical Philosophy, i.e. metaphysics, philosophy of science, epistemology or logic.

    The application deadline is 05/01/2015. For more information, see

  • Postdoc and Student Positions in post-quantum cryptography and quantum algorithms, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    The NSERC CREATE Training Program in Building a Workforce for the Cryptographic Infrastructure of the 21st Century (CryptoWorks21) is a supplementary program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who would like to develop next-generation cryptographic tools.

    The Postdoctoral and Graduate Programs are now accepting applications for January 2015. For more information, see

    Graduate student applicants should also apply at one of the relevant graduate programs at the University of Waterloo (

  • 2 PhD Positions in Philosophy of Mind (especially Philosophy of Perception at University of Antwerp

    Newsitem added on 6 November 2014.

    Applications are invited for three fully and (for US and UK standards) very generously paid PhD studentships in philosophy at the University of Antwerp. The PhD student will be part of Bence Nanay's research group and will be supervised by Professor Nanay. The PhD in Belgium normally takes four years and PhD students are public employees with very generous benefits. Antwerp is commutable from a number of European cities, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Cologne. All research and communication is conducted in English.

    Deadline: November 9. Starting date of the position: Winter/Spring/Summer 2015 (negotiable). For more information, see

  • Schlumberger Foundation "Faculty for the Future" 2015-2016 Fellowships

    Newsitem added on 26 October 2014.

    The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the 2015–2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 10th to November 14th, 2014.

    The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.

    The long-term goal of the program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in STEM disciplines thus contributing to the socio-economic development of their home countries and regions. The program is growing each year and has become a community of 405 women scientists and technologists from 68 countries. Grant recipients are selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents. Ultimately they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers, to further their research, to teach and to become inspirational role models for other young women, especially in the STEM fields.

    For more information, see and

  • Assistant Professor of Game Theory / Operations Research / Social Choice Theory

    Location: Maastricht University
    Newsitem added on 26 October 2014.

    The Mathematical Economics and Operations Research Group at the Department of Quantitative Economics has a strong research orientation and record in the fields of game theory, mechanism design and social choice theory, including algorithmic and computational aspects. The applicant will be appointed as a tenure track assistant professor and contribute to research and teaching within the overlapping areas of game theory, operations research, and social choice theory. Teaching concerns courses in economics, economic theory, and operations research. Research falls under the program Economic Theory, Behavior and Computation.

    Application deadline: 7 November 2014. For more information, see

  • Two Fixed-Term Lectureships, University of Reading

    Newsitem added on 26 October 2014.

    The Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading, UK, seeks to appoint two fixed-term (three-year), full-time lecturers, from January 2015 to December 2017.

    One will be a lecturer in non-Western Philosophy, the other a lecturer in Moral Philosophy (although what they each teach for us may not be limited to these areas). The successful applicants will each have a PhD in philosophy or a closely related discipline. In each case s/he will be able to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    The closing date for applications is Sunday November 2nd, 2014. For more information, see, (Lecturer in Moral Philosophy link) or (Lecturer in Non-Western Philosophy link).


  • Harry Buhrman gives serie of online lectures on quantum computers at UvNL

    Newsitem added on 18 January 2015.

    (Dutch only)
    Elke werkdag zet de Universiteit van Nederland we een nieuw, gratis college online. Afgelopen week was het de beurt aan prof. dr. Harry Buhrman van Universiteit van Amsterdam die college gaf over Kwantumcomputers.

    Het eerste college is getiteld "Waarom is een computer soms zo traag?":
    "Computers kunnen alles. ERROR! Niet dus. Prof. dr. Harry Buhrman, computerwetenschapper aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en onderzoeker aan het Centrum van Wiskunde & Informatica, legt uit dat er nog steeds fundamentele wiskundige problemen zijn waar onze huidige computers nog niet tegen kunnen opboksen."

    Voor meer informatie, zie

  • The TeX Users Group requests your help!

    Newsitem added on 11 December 2014.

    For more than three decades since its creation by Donald Knuth, the TeX software family has been creating beautiful texts. The software continues to assist many people, from a school student typesetting her homework to a large corporation churning out complex multilingual documents.

    Since 1980, the TeX Users Group has been a steward of TeX development, advocacy and education. TUG is a not-for-profit organization by, for, and of its members. It works in close cooperation with the developers of modern TeX distributions, maintainers of the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN), authors of TeX-related software, etc. We organize conferences, publish our flagship journal TUGboat and occasional books, provide development resources and coordinate efforts, maintain the website and perform many other tasks, large and small.

    This work is done by TUG members working as volunteers, with the necessary financial support coming almost entirely from membership dues and generous donations. TUG membership is an important way to care for the future stability and success of TeX. Many individuals and organizations using TeX might be interested in joining, but simply do not know about us.

    For more information, see

  • Heb je uitzonderlijk muzikaal gehoor? Doe de test!

    Newsitem added on 4 December 2014.

    Ben jij een beetje muzikaal? Kun jij een liedje op de perfecte toonhoogte meezingen? Hoor jij meteen of er een valse snaar op een gitaar zit? Sommigen mensen zijn volledig toondoof. Maar mensen met absoluut gehoor kunnen (zonder te kijken!) aan een pianotoets al horen welke noot het is. Een heel zeldzame gave! Maar is deze luistereigenschap wel zo bijzonder? Hoogleraar Muziekcognitie prof. dr. Henkjan Honing (UvA) legt je uit wat nog veel opmerkelijker is aan gehoor.

    For more information, see

  • "History of Humanities" a new journal!

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    The ILLC will be the editorial home of a new journal: “History of Humanities” which will be published by the University of Chicago Press. This journal takes as its subject the evolution of a wide variety of disciplines including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, logic, musicology, philology, and media studies, tracing these fields from their earliest developments, through their formalization into university disciplines, and to the modern day. By exploring these subjects across time and civilizations – from Europe to China -- and along with their epistemic implications, the journal takes a critical look at the concept of humanities itself.

    Editors and associate editors from the ILLC include Rens Bod, Fenrong Liu and Jaap Maat.

    For more information, see

  • Wereldwijde aandacht voor eerste resultaten Hooked on Music

    Newsitem added on 9 November 2014.

    (dutch only)
    De belangstelling voor de eerste onderzoeksresultaten van het project 'Hooked on Music', waarin UvA-wetenschappers Henkjan Honing en Ashley Burgoyne samenwerken met het Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, wordt steeds groter en internationaler. Wereldwijd berichten de (sociale) media over Wannabe van de Spice Girls als meest catchy hitsingle.

    Voor meer informatie, zie

Regular Events

  • Cognition@ILLC

    Date: monthly
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The goal of the seminar is to create a joint platform to discuss cognition related research. It is organized jointly by three ILLC research groups: LoCo, LaLo, and LaCo. If you have some questions/suggestions please contact Jakub Szymanik at jakub.szymanik at

  • Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar

    Date and time: biweekly on Thursdays, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss results and insights about and around algebraic and coalgebraic methods in logic. The atmosphere is very informal, talks usually last one hour and the rest of the time is devoted to discussion.

    The A|C homepage can be found at

  • Seminar on Provability, Interpretability, Intuitionism and Arithmetic (PIIA)

    Date: Irregular, monthly
    Location: Room varies, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    This is a seminar series on Provability, Interpretability, Intuitionism and Arithmetic, organized jointly by the universities of Amsterdam, Nijmegen and Utrecht. Each session will consist of informal technical talks, followed by elaborate discussion. The meetings will take place about once a month, either in Amsterdam or Utrecht.

    For more information, see

  • Cool Logic seminar for Logic Students

    Date and time: biweekly on Fridays, 17:30-18:30
    Location: Room varies, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Cool Logic is an internal seminar, where MScLogic and PhD students (only) of the ILLC can meet and keep each other updated about recent, current and ongoing work. It will be more informal than the Logic Tea, and students will be free to present not only finished results, but also e.g. ideas that are not yet fully worked out, or just any logic related topics that they find interesting.

    For more information, contact coollogic.uva at

  • The LeGO (Leerstoel Groepen Overleg) Seminar

    Date and time: biweekly on Fridays, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room varies, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    LeGO is an internal seminar where members of the LLA group (capacity group Logic and Language) keep each other updated about recent, current and ongoing work. Interested ILLC scholars and students are welcome and they can receive the announcements by subscribing to p.j.e.dekker at or m.i.crespo at

    The LEGO homepage can be found at

  • LogiCIC Seminar

    Date: monthly on Thursdays
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The monthly LogiCIC seminar series is organized within the ERC project on "The Logical Structure of Correlated Information Change". Every month, this seminar will host one or two invited speakers who present their latest research results on topics in Logic, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.

    For more information and abstracts, see

  • SMART Cognitive Science Lectures

    Date and time: monthly, 15:00-18:00
    Location: UvA (building varies), Amsterdam

    The SMART (Speech & language, Music, Art, Reasoning & Thought) Cognitive Science initiative is part of the 'zwaartepunt' Brain & Cognitive Science of the Faculty. The main activity in SMART CS will be a new lecture series with internationally renowned cognitive scientists; additionally, we will support existing activities and initiate new ones, both online and offline, to bring together cognitive scientists at the ILLC, ACLC and other research institutes of the Faculty and to highlight the contributions of the humanities to the cognitive sciences. Our activitities are organized in close collaboration with the Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam.

    For more information, see

  • ILLC Colloquium

    Date: semiannually

    The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (respectively the New Year's Colloquium and the Midsummernight 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

  • Seminar on music cognition and computation

    Date: irregular
    Location: Room TBA, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    A reading/discussion group on music cognition and computation exists since 2004. For each meeting one or two articles are chosen (and read by the participants beforehand) to form the basis for a discussion.

    The seminar on music cognition and computation homepage can be found at

  • Logic and Interactive RAtionality (LIRa)

    Date and time: weekly (usually Fridays), 14:30-16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The LIRa seminar is a series of talks organized by the Amsterdam Dynamics Group, focusing on the logical, philosophical and computational aspects of agency, rational interaction and social-informational dynamics. The seminar covers research topics lying at the interface of Logic with Game Theory, Decision Theory, Learning Theory, Formal Epistemology, Social Choice Theory, Computer Science, Philosophy of Science or Philosophy of Language. Core areas of interest are Modal Logic approaches to interaction, as well as other approaches, e.g. game semantics,dynamic semantics for natural language, (co)algebraic approaches, or (in)dependence-friendly logics.

    Note that the day on which LIRa lectures are held may vary between terms.

    The LIRA seminar homepage can be found at Information about the Amsterdam Dynamics Group can be found at

  • Computational Social Choice Seminar

    Date: irregular
    Location: Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    The Computational Social Choice Seminar is a series of occasional talks that address issues at the interface of computer science (including logic, multiagent systems and artificial intelligence) and mathematical economics (including social choice theory, game theory and decision theory).

    For more information, see, or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at

  • The Colloquium on Mathematical Logic

    Date: irregularly
    Location: Room C1.112, Science Park 904, Amsterdam or Wiskundegebouw, Budapestlaan 6, Utrecht

    Starting in the Academic Year 2003/2004, the ILLC and the Mathematics and Philosophy Departments of the Universiteit Utrecht will be jointly organizing a Colloquium on Mathematical Logic (organizers: Allessandra Palmigiano, Jouko Väänänen, Jaap van Oosten and Rosalie Iemhoff). This joint colloquium revives the tradition of the InterCity seminar of the 1970s and 1980s and will be a venue for talks by external guests, researchers from Amsterdam and Utrecht, and last but definitely not least, students from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

    For more information, see

  • Computational Linguistics Seminar

    Date and time: weekly on wednesdays, 16:00
    Location: Room A1.04, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Talks by locals and outsiders, alternating with a reading group, on Computational Linguistics -- that is, research that is or can be implemented in a computer program, and tries to process or account for natural language data (which includes language modeling, statistical modeling, pattern recognition and machine learning methods, formal linguistic grammars, speech recognition, machine translation, computational semantics, and other topics that one currently finds at ACL, COLING, or in the CL journal).

    For more information and abstracts, see

  • The DIP (Discourse and Philosophy) Colloquium

    Date and time: biweekly on fridays, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room 001 (MFR), Philosophy Department, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam

    The Discourse and Philosophy (DIP) Colloquium is organized by the Logic and Language group at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation, University of Amsterdam. The program reflects the current research interests of the group: cognition and reasoning, formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, and philosophy of logic and language.

    The DIP homepage can be found at

  • The Logic Tea

    Date and time: irregular, tuesdays, 17:00-18:00
    Location: Room A1.04, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    The Logic Tea, a series of one-hour talks designed for students of mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence, and philosophy, and the students of the Master of Logic program of the ILLC, with discussion, tea and cookies afterwards.

    Logic Tea homepage can be found at

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