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  8. Open Positions, General
  9. Miscellaneous
  10. Regular Events

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Past Events

  • 22 May 2015, DIP Colloquium, Toby Meadows

    Speaker: Toby Meadows
    Title: What's so natural about generic extensions?
    Date and time: Friday 22 May 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • (Updated) 22 May 2015, Cool Logic, Hugo Nobrega

    Speaker: Hugo Nobrega
    Title: Games in Descriptive Set Theory, or: it's all fun and games until someone loses the axiom of choice
    Date and time: Friday 22 May 2015, 18:00-19:00
    Location: F1.15 ILLC seminar room Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    Descriptive set theory (DST) is the study of the definable sets of real numbers and similar topological spaces. One of DST's main driving questions is: What can we say about a set if all that we know is that it is definable with a certain complexity? For example, we know that if a set is the projection of a closed subset of the real plane then it cannot be a counterexample to the Continuum Hypothesis. On the other hand, the usual axioms of set theory don't determine whether the same can be said of all *complements* of such sets!
    One especially interesting space studied in DST is the Baire space, composed of the infinite sequences of natural numbers. The topology of this space has a certain computational-combinatorial flavor which makes many arguments more intuitive than in other spaces. Another nice aspect of this space is that it lends itself quite naturally to analysis by infinite games, which I hope to convince you of in this talk.
    I will start with a brief description of some games which have far-reaching consequences for set theory and the foundation of mathematics. The main focus of the talk will be the games which characterize interesting classes of functions in Baire space, where I will describe results by Wadge, Duparc, Andretta, Semmes, and (time permitting) yours truly. I will assume no prior knowledge other than some basic mathematics, such as the definition of a topology.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 21 May 2015, Spinoza Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger

    Speaker: Prof. Sally Haslanger
    Title: Ideology and Morality
    Date and time: Thursday 21 May 2015, 20:15-22:00
    Location: Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/events/events-calendar/item/

  • 19 May 2015, Special CLS workshop on Statistical Models of Grammaticality

    Date and time: Tuesday 19 May 2015, 13:00-
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The CLS is happy to announce three talks about Statistical Models of Grammaticality studied within the SMOG project at King's College London. SMOG is exploring the construction of an enriched stochastic model that represents the syntactic knowledge that native speakers of English have of their language. We are experimenting with different sorts of language models that contain a variety of parameters encoding properties of sentences and probability distributions over corpora.

    Speakers:
    Alex Clark: On his work on theoretical results for grammar induction
    Shalom Lappin: Experimental work on identifying gradience in speakers' representation of syntactic knowledge
    Jey Han Lau: Experiments with unsupervised language models to predict speakers' syntactic acceptability judgements

    For more information and abstracts, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/

  • 12-13 May 2015, ILLC Midterm Review

    Location: Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Newsitem added on 15 March 2015.

    Just like every other research institute in the Netherlands, every six years the ILLC is evaluated. This year, the institute is up for its Midterm Review over the years 2012 to 2014. For this purpose, the Scientific Advisory Board will come to Amsterdam for a site visit.

    For more information, contact illc at uva.nl

  • 11 May 2015, AUC Logic Guest Lectures, Sonja Smets (ILLC)

    Speaker: Sonja Smets (ILLC)
    Title: The Epistemic Potential of Groups of Agents
    Date and time: Monday 11 May 2015, 18:00 - 19:00
    Location: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    In this presentation I focus on the 'epistemic potential' of a group of agents, i.e. the knowledge (or beliefs) that the group may come to possess if all its members join their forces and share their individual information. Among the different notions of group knowledge studied in the literature, which one can give us a good measure of a group'sepistemic potential? Hence, when exactly is the group's ability to track the truth higher than that of each of its members? I will answer these questions by paying attention to a number of different factors that may play a role, including: the group's dynamics, the structure of the social network, the individuals' different epistemic interests and agendas, etc. When we take these realistic conditions into account, an accurate formalization of a group's potential knowledge can be developed. I will illustrate the setting with examples from interrogative scenarios in which we allow inter-agent communication as the group's main knowledge-aggregation method.The results reported on in this lecture are based on on-going joint work with A. Baltag and R. Boddy.

    For more information, see http://www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures/

  • 11 May 2015, Special Faculty Colloquium "PhDs at the Faculty of Science"

    Date and time: Monday 11 May 2015, 10:00-10:45
    Location: Room C1.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    For more information, see https://staff.uva.nl/science/news-events/events/content/events/2015/05/

  • 8 May 2015, Cool Logic, Ugur Dogan (Humboldt University of Berlin)

    Speaker: Ugur Dogan (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    Title: Foundations of Nonstandard Analysis
    Date and time: Friday 8 May 2015, 17:30-18:30
    Location: F1.15 ILLC seminar room Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    In this talk, we will construct the set of Hyperreal Numbers using the help of Model Theory. The set of Hyperreal Numbers is a field containing real numbers with the addition of "infinitely small" and "infinitely big" numbers.

    We will begin with some historical background of Newton's (and Leibniz's, as well) work (differentiation) and why he needed the concept of "infinitely small" numbers. Then to construct the set of Hyperreal Numbers, we will introduce some Model Theoretic concepts (such as languages, structures, sentences and elementarily equivalence) and Los's Theorem. Then, we will construct the nonstandard extension of the set of real numbers which we will call "the set of Hyperreal Numbers" and we will proceed with examples of some actual hyperreal numbers and the extensions of some classical functions from standard analysis, such as exponential function and trigonometric functions. If time permits, we will see some basic theorems in Nonstandard Analysis, such as Robinson's Compactness Criterion.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 8 May 2015, DIP Colloquium, Friederike Moltmann

    Speaker: Friederike Moltmann (CNRS Paris)
    Title: Clauses as Predicates of Modal and Attitudinal Objects
    Date and time: Friday 8 May 2015, 16:00-17:30

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 7 May 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Giannicola Scarpa

    Speaker: Giannicola Scarpa
    Title: Nonsignalling correlations in economics
    Date and time: Thursday May 7, 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    In the work of the game theorist Françoise Forges, nonsignalling correlations independently appear under the name of "belief-invariant communication equilibria". The motivation and the use of these objects are different than what we would expect in quantum information. Here, we explain and unify the two views and introduce the concept of "privacy compatible correlated equilibrium". We model, for example, situations where competing companies benefit from a correlated strategy, without revealing their trade secrets (seen as private inputs).
    This is work in progress, together with Andreas Winter (UAB Barcelona) and Ashutosh Rai (University of Latvia).

    For more information, please contact Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner at uva.nl)

  • 7-8 May 2015, Amsterdam Quantum Logic Workshop 2015, Nina van Leerzaal, Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Newsitem added on 8 March 2015.

    This two-day workshop at the University of Amsterdam brings together researchers, scholars, and students to engage in discussions about Quantum Logic, Foundations of Quantum Physics, and Quantum Information Theory.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/AQL/AQL15/.

  • 6 May 2015, Inaugural lecture: Concepts in motion, Arianna Betti

    Speaker: Arianna Betti
    Date and time: Wednesday 6 May 2015, 16:00
    Location: Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    On Wednesday, May 6th, Arianna Betti will publicly accept her appointment as professor of philosophy of language, with her inaugural lecture entitled `Concepts in motion'.

    For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/disciplines/wijsbegeerte/home/componenten-middenkolom/nieuws/

  • 29 April 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Vincenzo Marra (University of Milan)

    Speaker: Vincenzo Marra (University of Milan)
    Title: Stone duality above dimension zero
    Date and time: Wednesday 29 April 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sumit Sourabh (S.Sourabh at uva.nl).

  • 24 April 2015, Cool Logic, Daniil Frumin (ILLC)

    Speaker: Daniil Frumin (ILLC)
    Title: Introduction to Coq proof assistant
    Date and time: Friday 24 April 2015, 18:00-19:00
    Location: F1.15 ILLC seminar room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    In this talk, I will briefly introduce the theory and practice of Coq - a proof assistant based on dependent type theory. A proof assistant is a piece of software that provides you with a semi-interactive environment for constructing and verifying formal proofs. Coq has been used to prove/verify theorems from "pure math" (e.g. odd order theorem), as well as in software verification (verified C compiler).

    Feel free to bring your laptops, as the second part of the talk will be a practical hands-on Coq session, during which we will play a bit with Coq, by defining basic datatypes and proving simple properties about them.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 24 April 2015, DIP Colloquium, Graham Priest

    Speaker: Graham Priest (CUNY)
    Title: Thinking the Impossible
    Date and time: Friday 24 April 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 23 April 2015, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Michael Wellman

    Speaker: Michael Wellman
    Title: Understanding the Implications of Algorithmic and High-Frequency Trading
    Date and time: Thursday 23 April 2015, 16:00
    Location: Room A1.04, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6844 or http://www.illc.uva.nl/~ulle/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at uva.nl).

  • 23 April 2015, Crosslinguistic semantics XLSX seminar, Yaron McNabb (UU)

    Speaker: Yaron McNabb (UU)
    Title: Cross-categorial intensification: semblance or identity?
    Date and time: Thursday 23 April 2015, 16:30-18:00
    Location: Room 001 (MFR), Philosophy Department, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam (aka Vendelstraat 001)

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6856 or contact M.D.Aloni at uva.nl

  • 21 April 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Yi-Kai Liu

    Speaker: Yi-Kai Liu
    Title: One-time Memories in the Isolated Qubits Model
    Date and time: Tuesday 21 April 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam

    Abstract: We investigate the possibility of constructing tamper-resistant cryptographic devices using quantum mechanics. In particular, we consider "one-time programs" -- programs that can be run only once, and reveal nothing about their internal structure. It is known that one-time programs can be constructed using "one-time memories" -- a simpler class of devices related to oblivious transfer. We show how one-time memories can be built using "isolated qubits" -- qubits that have long coherence times, but can only be accessed using single-qubit gates and measurements; entangling operations are not allowed. Our construction achieves information-theoretic security based on a clear physical assumption, and is potentially realizable using near-future technologies such as solid-state qubits.

    For more information, contact Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner at uva.nl)

  • 21 April 2015, ABC Symposium on Decision Making

    Location: Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam
    Newsitem added on 19 February 2015.

    Researchers from various UvA departments share a deep interest in the study of decision making and decision support. Joining forces would enable researchers with backgrounds in, e.g., Psychology, Economics, Biology, Mathematics, Logic, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science to capitalize on their complementary expertise. This, in turn, will allow the UvA to widen the interdisciplinary nature, scope, and significance of ongoing research in the decision sciences, and to educate a new generation of experts in this field. The Symposium on Decision Making will bring together UvA staff members and students from various departments and Master's programmes to discuss central questions, share perspectives, and identify common ground as well as important focus topics for potential research and education initiatives, in an interactive forum.

    The programme will consist of a keynote lecture by Paul Glimcher (NYU) on neuroeconomics and three panel discussions on different questions related to decision making and decision support.

    For more information, see http://www.abc.uva.nl/decision-making or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at uva.nl).

  • 17 April 2015, DIP Colloquium, Mark Jago

    Speaker: Mark Jago (Nottingham)
    Title: Exact Truthmaking Logic
    Date and time: Friday 17 April 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 17 April 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Erik Quaeghebeur

    Speaker: Erik Quaeghebeur
    Title: Modeling uncertainty using accept & reject statements
    Date and time: Friday 17 April 2015, 14:30-16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar

  • 16-18 April 2015, Utrecht Workshop on Proof Theory

    Location: Kromme Nieuwegracht 29, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    From April 16-18, 2015 the Utrecht Workshop on Proof Theory will take place at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

    The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different areas in proof theory to share results, ideas and methods.

    Everybody is welcome to attend the workshop. Please register by sending an email to fan.yang.c at gmail.com. Giving a talk is by invitation only.

    For more information, see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~iemhoff/Conferenties/UWPT/

  • 15 April 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Nick Bezhanishvili (ILLC) and Jan van Mill (KdVI)

    Speakers: Nick Bezhanishvili (ILLC) and Jan van Mill (KdVI)
    Title: Modal Logic of topology
    Date and time: Wednesday 15 April 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sumit Sourabh (S.Sourabh at uva.nl).

  • 10 April 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Davide Grossi

    Speaker: Davide Grossi
    Date and time: Friday 10 April 2015, 14:30-16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar or http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/LOGICiC-Seminar/.

  • 10 April 2015, Coalgebra in the Netherlands (COIN)

    Date and time: Friday 10 April 2015, 13:30 -
    Location: CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    COIN, or Coalgebra in the Netherlands, is a seminar taking place alternating at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and the CWI in Amsterdam. The aim of COIN is to bring together coalgebra researchers from various locations in the Netherlands, and share current results and questions in the world of coalgebra. We welcome presentations on any subject related to coalgebra.

    Speakers:
    Marco Peressotti: Behavioural equivalences for coalgebras with unobservable moves
    Daniela Petrișan: Up-to techniques for bisimulations with silent moves
    Jurriaan Rot: Coalgebraic trace semantics via forgetful logics

    For more information, see http://cs.ru.nl/~hbasold/coin/

  • 10 April 2015, DIP Colloquium, Gil Sagi

    Speaker: Gil Sagi (MCMP Munich)
    Title: Logicality and Analyticity
    Date and time: Friday 10 April 2015, 16:00-17:30

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 10 April 2015, Cool Logic, Mathias Madsen

    Speaker: Mathias Madsen
    Title: Fear and Loathing in the History of Rationality
    Date and time: Friday 10 April 2015, 18:00-19:00
    Location: F1.15 ILLC seminar room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    What is logic, really? Now often thought of as a relatively independent branch of mathematics, logic was in fact for large parts of its history seen as a kind of personal self-improvement tool used to teach oneself proper habits of rational thought.

    In my presentation, I will give examples of what this meant for the way logic books were written and used in early modern Europe. From the 17th century onwards, the emerging middle classes borrowed highly selectively from the medieval scholastic tradition in an effort to forge a new secular rationality that could match their increasingly confident class consciousness.

    After giving examples of this trend, I will follow the history of that tradition up to the emergence of mathematical statistics, which in the 19th century largely replaced logic as the marker of "Rational Man." Reconstructing this history sheds some new light on the surprisingly virulent disagreements in 20th century statistics.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 9 April 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Willemien Kets

    Speaker: Willemien Kets
    Title: Bounded Reasoning and Higher-Order Uncertainty
    Date and time: Thursday 9 April 2015, 15:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar

  • 9 April 2015, Spinoza Lecture, Prof. Sally Haslanger

    Speaker: Prof. Sally Haslanger
    Title: Ideology and Materiality
    Date and time: Thursday 9 April 2015, 20:15-22:00
    Location: Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/events/events-calendar/item/

  • 8 April 2015, Project All, Restrict Some (joint work with Clemens Mayr), Uli Sauerland, ZAS Berlin

    Speaker: Uli Sauerland, ZAS Berlin
    Date and time: Wednesday 8 April 2015, 15:30-17:00
    Location: Leiden University, Eyckhof 3/002

    Though projection is the characteristic property of presuppositions, projection from the scope of a quantifier has remained a problem. Experimental evidence has corroborated differences between quantifiers (Chemla 2009, Nat. Lang. Sem.). We propose a new approach based on the idea that silent domain restriction is generally allowed, but must satisfy the strongest meaning principle. Our system makes more accurate predictions than Fox (2013, in Camb. Univ. Press volume) "Strong Kleene" Semantics, however, for modified numerals a combined system seems to fare best.

    For more information, contact Prof. Lisa Cheng at L.L.Cheng@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

  • 2 April 2015, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting

    Date and time: Thursday 2 April 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: 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. Drinks will be served afterwards (also in the ILLC Common Room).

    For more information, contact illc at uva.nl.

  • 1 April 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Daniel Hausmann (FAU Erlangen)

    Speaker: Daniel Hausmann (FAU Erlangen)
    Title: Global caching for the alternation-free coalgebraic mu-calculus
    Date and time: Wednesday 1 April 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sumit Sourabh (S.Sourabh at uva.nl).

  • 31 March 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Thomas Bolander

    Speaker: Thomas Bolander
    Title: Complexity Results in Epistemic Planning
    Date and time: Tuesday 31 March 2015, 13:00-14:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar

  • 31 March 2015, Logic Tea, Michal Tomasz Godziszewski

    Speaker: Michal Tomasz Godziszewski
    Title: Learnability in the Limit and Low Sets meet the Church Thesis
    Date and time: Tuesday 31 March 2015, 17:00-18:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, please visit the website http://www.illc.uva.nl/logic_tea/ or contact Thomas Brochhagen (t.s.brochhagen at uva.nl), Johannes Marti (johannes.marti at gmail.com), Masa Mocnik (masa.mocnik at gmail.com) or Julian Schloder (julian.schloeder at gmail.com).

    Or see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6822.

  • 27 March 2015, Cool Logic, Michal Tomasz Godziszewski

    Speaker: Michal Tomasz Godziszewski
    Title: Computational properties of undecidable sentences and concrete model theory
    Date and time: Friday 27 March 2015, 17:30-18:30
    Location: F1.15 ILLC seminar room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    We consider the properties of the arithmetically simplest class of universal (i.e. $\Pi^0_1$) sentences undecidable in sufficiently strong arithmetical theories. Following the framework of experimental logic and results of R. G. Jeroslow obtained in Jer75, we therefore answer an epistemological question about cognitive reasons of epistemic hardness of undecidable arithmetical sentences. We prove that by adjoining the minimal (in the sense of being on a very low level of arithmetical hierarchy) possible set of undecidable sentences to recursive set of axioms of arithmetical theory and closing it under logical consequence, we obtain a theory such that it is not algorithmically learnable (i.e. not $\Delta^0_2$).

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 25 March 2015, Crosslinguistic semantics XLSX seminar, Federico Gobbo (ACLC, UvA)

    Speaker: Federico Gobbo (ACLC, UvA)
    Title: Correlatives cross-linguistically: a constructive grammar approach
    Date and time: Wednesday 25 March 2015, 16:30-17:30
    Location: Room 001 (MFR), Philosophy Department, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam (aka Vendelstraat 001)

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6801 or contact M.D.Aloni at uva.nl

  • 25-28 March 2015, SMART Cognitive Science International Conference, Amsterdam

    Newsitem added on 12 January 2014.

    SMART Cognitive Science is an initiative of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam to provide a forum for the discussions highlighting the important contributions to cognitive science from traditional humanities disciplines. SMART is an acronym for Speech & language, Music, Art, Reasoning & Thought. The SMART Cognitive Science International Conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and six 2-day workshops devoted to the topics on the intersection of humanities and cognitive science.

    For more information, see http://smartcs.humanities.uva.nl/.

  • 24 March 2015, Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) Lecture, W. Tecumseh Fitch

    Speaker: W. Tecumseh Fitch
    Title: The Syntax of Mind: Dendrophilia and Human Cognition
    Date and time: Tuesday 24 March 2015, 16:00
    Location: Room 1.03, REC M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam

    A fundamental observation about human cognition is that we make "infinite use of finite means," using a limited number of rules and principles to generate unbounded sets of behaviors and to recognize unbounded sets of patterns. In many cases this involves a capacity to both generate and perceive tree structures in stimuli of various types (language, music, social cognition, etc.). Human language in particular requires computational resources that go beyond simple string generation to allow the inference and generation of complex, flexible tree structures. This entails supra-regular (above finite state) computational mechanisms that augment standard finite state mechanisms with a flexible, multi-purpose memory store (a "stack" or equivalent).

    I review comparative research gathered over the past decade suggesting that such computational resources are poorly developed or absent in most nonhuman animal species. This body of empirical research implies that the human proclivity for producing and perceiving tree-structured stimuli -- our "dendrophilia" -- represented a key cognitive innovation during recent human evolution. Both brain imaging and comparative research suggest that Broca's area (Brodmann Areas 44 and 45) is an important computational hub for human tree processing, suggesting that this core prefrontal region was harnessed, and its computational role expanded, during the evolution of dendrophilia and human cognitive abilities in general.

    For more information, see http://abc.uva.nl/events/item/abc-lecture-tecumseh-fitch.html

  • 20 March 2015, DIP Colloquium, Reinhard Muskens

    Speaker: Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg)
    Title: A Calculus for Sweet Sixteen
    Date and time: Friday 20 March 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room 1.02, Amsterdam University College, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 20 March 2015, 2nd Joint CWI-ILLC table tennis tournament

    Location: CWI Activity room, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
    Costs: Free
    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    We are happy to announce the second installment of the joint CWI-ILLC table tournament. All employees and students are welcome to join. Besides being a sporting event, this will also be a great opportunity to socialize and get to know some people from CWI. Drinks and snacks will be provided!

    Please sign up on this doodle poll, if you're interested: http://doodle.com/fwbdk6ft8u4g5psp. For more information, please contact P.Schulz at uva.nl.

  • 19-20 March 2015, ILLC Workshop on Collective Decision Making 2015

    Location: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    This workshop will adress questions in collective decision making from the perspectives of a variety of disciplines, including artificial intelligence, computer science, logic, economics, political science and philosophy. There is no registration fee and everyone is very welcome to attend. However, please register through the website at least one week in advance.

    For more information, see https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/workshop-2015/

  • 18 March 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Ivano Ciardelli (ILLC, UvA)

    Speaker: Ivano Ciardelli (ILLC, UvA)
    Title: Dependency as question entailment
    Date and time: Wednesday 18 March 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sumit Sourabh (S.Sourabh at uva.nl).

  • 13 March 2015, Cool Logic, Richard Iniengo

    Speaker: Richard Iniengo
    Title: Great God in Boots: An Introduction to Goedel's Ontological Proof
    Date and time: Friday 13 March 2015, 17:30-18:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    In this talk, I will introduce you to the ontological argument for the existence of God: Its birth in the Middle Ages, its apparent death in the Age of Enlightenment and Gödel's (in)famous ontological proof as an example of its phoenix-like resurrection in our age. To him, the ontological argument posed a logical challenge, namely, "in showing that such a proof with classical assumptions (completeness, etc.) correspondingly axiomatized, is possible." I will walk you through his formal proof in detail.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 12 March 2015, Birthday workshop for Rineke Verbrugge, Groningen

    Newsitem added on 5 March 2015.

    In celebration of Rineke Verbrugge's many contributions to science and academia on 12th March 2015, we are organizing a workshop that covers wide range of topics such as logic, AI, and cognitive science. The workshop will be held at the second floor of the Bernoulliborg building of the University of Groningen.

    For more information, see http://www.ai.rug.nl/SocialCognition/2015/03/04/schedule-workshop-rineke50/

  • 12 March 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Christian List

    Speaker: Christian List
    Title: From Degrees of Belief to Beliefs: Lessons from Judgment-Aggregation Theory
    Date and time: Thursday 12 March 2015, 15:00-17:00
    Location: Room B0.207, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar and http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/LOGICiC-Seminar/.

  • 11 March 2015, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Kostas Tsaprounis (Athens)

    Speaker: Kostas Tsaprounis (Athens)
    Title: Elementary embeddings and (very) large cardinals
    Date and time: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room 610, Hans Freudenthal Building, Budapestlaan 6, Utrecht

    In this (tutorial) talk we present some of the usual (very) large cardinals, which are those described by the existence of elementary embeddings between transitive class models of ZFC set theory. We look at some standard results and techniques in the context of such elementary embeddings. Subsequently, we introduce the hierarchies of C^(n)-cardinals, which were defined and studied by Bagaria, giving an overview of their properties and connections with the usual large cardinal hierarchy. Finally, we mention some recent applications of C^(n)-cardinals outside of set theory. (The talk is meant to be accessible to master level students.)

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html or contact Benno van den Berg (bennovdberg at gmail.com).

  • 11 March 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Hans van Ditmarsch

    Speaker: Hans van Ditmarsch
    Title: Five Funny Bisimulations
    Date and time: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 11:30-13:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar and http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/LOGICiC-Seminar/.

  • 10 March 2015, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Tejaswini Deoskar

    Speaker: Tejaswini Deoskar
    Title: Generalising Strongly-Lexicalised Parsers
    Date and time: Tuesday 10 March 2015, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information and abstracts, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/

  • 9 March 2015, AUC Logic Guest Lectures, Ulle Endriss

    Speaker: Ulle Endriss (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
    Title: Judgment Aggregation
    Date and time: Monday 9 March 2015, 18:00-19:00
    Location: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

    Abstract: This lecture will be an introduction to the theory of judgment aggregation (JA). JA deals with the problem of combining the views of several individual agents regarding the truth of a number of propositions, expressed in the language of logic, into a single such view that appropriately reflects the stance of the group as a whole. Applications of JA range from aggregating the opinions of several judges in a court of law into a single legal opinion, all the way to aggregating information received from several autonomous software agents in the context of distributed computing systems.

    For more information, see http://www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures

  • 6 March 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Roberto Ciuni

    Speaker: Roberto Ciuni
    Title: Plausibility Trees and Simple Future
    Date and time: Friday 6 March 2015, 14:30-16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar and http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/LogiCIC-Seminar/.

  • 4 March 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Daniela Petrisan (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

    Speaker: Daniela Petrisan (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
    Title: Up-to techniques for bisimulations with silent moves
    Date and time: Wednesday 4 March 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sumit Sourabh (S.Sourabh at uva.nl).

  • 28 February 2015, Debating Workshop

    Date and time: Saturday 28 February 2015, 13:30-17:00
    Location: Faculty Club (Tinbergen building), Erasmus University, Rotterdam

    Do you want to learn all the tricks of successful debating from the former Dutch Debating Champion??? Come and enjoy our interactive and challenging workshop which will enhance your persuasion and argumentation skills and spice up your speech!

    This unique event will take place on the 28th of February in Rotterdam, one of the most international hubs of the Netherlands. After the workshop you're also invited to join us for some drinks at a gezellig pub. The event is organized by the ILLC alumni Lena Kurzen, who was a MoL student and got her PhD at the ILLC.

    If you want to join us, please sign up on the event webpagehttp://www.hutac.com/index.php?page=events&action=details&id=39, or send Lena an email atlena.kurzen at gmail.com by 23 February.

  • 27 February 2015, Heyting Day 2015

    Date and time: Friday 27 February 2015, 9.15 - 18.00
    Location: Belle van Zuylenzaal, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht

    The Arend Heyting Foundation was founded in 1981 by prof. dr. A.S. Troelstra, under the auspices of the The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and has as goal to further the knowledge of mathematical logic, and Intuitionism in particular. The Arend Heyting Foundation organizes an Arend Heyting Lecture at least once every three year. The 2015 Arend Heyting Lecture, entitled "136 years and still going strong?: Cantor's continuum problem", will be given by Michael Rathjen.

    The Heyting Day 2015 is dedicated to the celebration of the 75th birthdays of Dick de Jongh and Anne Troelstra. The speakers of this year's Heyting Day are: Lev Beklemishev, Nick Bezhanishvili, Jaap van Oosten, Paulo Oliva and Michael Rathjen.

    For more information, see http://phil.uu.nl/~albert/Heyting_Day/

  • 25 February 2015, PhD information event for all Science Master's students

    Date and time: Wednesday 25 February 2015, 19:00 - 22:00
    Location: Room C0.05, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    As a Master student, you will have to make a choice on what to do after graduation. One of the possibilities is to apply for a PhD position. To inform you about this career path, the NSA Master committee (together with the student council and other student associations) organise a PhD information evening.

    Jean-Sebastien Caux (theoretical physicist) will give an introduction on the subject, after which a panel of PhD candidates from various fields will answer your questions and share their experiences with you.

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/faculties/content/

  • 25 February 2015, XLSX seminar, Federico Gobbo (ACLC, UvA)

    Speaker: Federico Gobbo (ACLC, UvA)
    Title: Correlatives cross-linguistically: a constructive grammar approach
    Date and time: Wednesday 25 February 2015, 16:30-18:00
    Location: Room 001 (MFR), Philosophy Department, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam

    For more information, contact M. Aloni (m.d.aloni at uva.nl).

    Or see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6739.

  • 20 February 2015, Special event in Celebration of Chinese New Year: From Chinese New Year customs to the communication between UvA and China, Meiyi Bao

    Speaker: Meiyi Bao
    Date and time: Friday 20 February 2015, 14:30-16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The Chinese New Year 'Chun Jie' (Spring Festival) is coming soon, on February 19, according to the lunar calendar this year! Besides celebrating this important festival together, the customs of this traditional festival could also give us a hint of the modern Chinese culture and language.

    For more information, please contact chanjuan.pkucs at gmail.com.

    Or see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6740.

  • 20 February 2015, Cool Logic, Pablo Oldaq

    Speaker: Pablo Oldaq
    Title: A clear maze: An introduction to Spinoza's Ethics
    Date and time: Friday 20 February 2015, 17:30-18:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    This talk will be focused on Spinoza's most important work, his Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order. We will focus on the first part of the book, while also paying attention to other interesting propositions, and show his particular way of reasoning that characterizes this whole book.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 18 February 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Helle Hvid Hansen

    Speaker: Helle Hvid Hansen
    Title: Strong Completeness for Iteration-Free Coalgebraic Dynamic Logics.
    Date and time: Wednesday 18 February 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sumit Sourabh (S.Sourabh at uva.nl).

  • 16 February 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Andreas Huelsing

    Speaker: Andreas Huelsing (TU Eindhoven)
    Title: Hash-based signatures and SPHINCS
    Date and time: Monday 16 February 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam

    Abstract: Hash-based signatures are currently the most confidence-inspiring replacement for the signature schemes used today. Their security is solely based on the security of the used hash function(s) and can be related to the same by means of standard-model security reductions. Today's hash-based signature schemes have performance close to that of RSA & Co and are currently subject to standardization. The only drawback of hash-based signature schemes in practice is that they are stateful, i.e., the secret key has to be updated after each signature. However, recent results show that this problem can actually be solved while maintaining practical performance and reliable security. This talk will discuss the basics of hash-based signature schemes. It will cover one-time and many-time signature schemes, Lamports scheme, the Winternitz OTS, Merkle's scheme, and XMSS. Finally, it will be explained how to build practical stateless hash-based signature schemes, explaining the concept of few-time signature schemes and introducing SPHINCS.

    For more information, contact Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner at uva.nl)

  • 16 February 2015, AUC Logic Guest Lectures, Johan van Benthem

    Speaker: Johan van Benthem
    Title: From logical consequence to styles of reasoning.
    Date and time: Monday 16 February 2015, 18:00-19:00
    Location: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

    Abstract: Logical consequences can be viewed as informational dependencies that would also hold in a world empty of people. While consequence is the basis for logic, human agents engage in styles of reasoning, of which I will discuss a few: mathematical proof generating knowledge, default inferences generating beliefs, and of course interactive argumentation where we try to persuade as well as convince. The surprising fact is that logical methods can also help model this wider world of intellectual abilities. In addition, if time permits, I will consider another key feature of human reasoning: its resource-boundedness, and what this means for the actual 'natural logic' we have available for 'thinking fast' in decisions, as opposed to the 'thinking slow' of long-term deliberation, and research.

    See also http://www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures

  • 13 February 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Junhua Yu

    Speaker: Junhua Yu (Tsinghua University)
    Title: Instantiable neighbourhood (joint work with Johan van Benthem and Nick Bezhanishvili)
    Date and time: Friday 13 February 2015, 14:30-16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar

  • 13 February 2015, Cool Logic, Eileen Wagner

    Speaker: Eileen Wagner
    Title: What Is This Thing Called Love?
    Date and time: Friday 13 February 2015, 18:00-19:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target group: MSc Logic and PhD students

    Our Valentine's Special investigates the metaphysics of love: what is the nature of romantic love? which metaphysical options are there? what are the formal properties of the loving relation? I will try to answer some of these questions, focussing on a plural interpretation of love. Expect obscure philosophy, plural logic, and *lots of pathos*.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 13 February 2015, DIP Colloquium, Marco Benini

    Speaker: Marco Benini
    Title: Constructive Adpositional Grammars, Formally
    Date and time: Friday 13 February 2015, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 10 February 2015, Logic Tea, Marcos Cramer

    Speaker: Marcos Cramer
    Title: The Naproche system: Proof-checking mathematical texts in controlled natural language
    Date and time: Tuesday 10 February 2015, 17:30-18:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, please visit the website http://www.illc.uva.nl/logic_tea/ or contact Thomas Brochhagen (t.s.brochhagen at uva.nl), Johannes Marti (johannes.marti at gmail.com), Masa Mocnik (masa.mocnik at gmail.com) or Julian Schloder (julian.schloeder at gmail.com).

    Or see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6706.

  • 5 February 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Kristiina Rahkema

    Speaker: Kristiina Rahkema
    Title: Quantum position verification in the random oracle model
    Date and time: Thursday, 5 February 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam

    I will present a quantum position verification scheme in the random oracle model and give a security proof sketch for 1D case. Then I will talk about difficulties in higher dimensions and open problems as well as what we are currently doing to solve these open problems.

    For more information, contact Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner at uva.nl).

  • 4 February 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Minghui Ma (Southwest University)

    Speaker: Minghui Ma (Southwest University)
    Title: Residuated Basic Algebras
    Date and time: Wednesday 4 February 2015, 16:00-17:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sumit Sourabh (S.Sourabh at uva.nl).

  • 3 February 2015, LoLa Day II

    Speaker: Maria Aloni, Franz Berto, Elbert Booij, Jelle Bruineberg, Ricardo Pinosio, Soroush Rafiee Rad, Raquel Fernandez Rovira
    Date and time: Tuesday 3 February 2015, 9:15 - 16:00
    Location: Doelenzaal, Singel 425, Amsterdam (morning session) and Bungehuis 0.04, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam (afternoon session)

    Everyone is welcome to attend the next LoLa day, which takes place on February 3, 2015 in the city center of Amsterdam.

    At this second edition of the LoLa day, we create a platform for the Lola members to present their new results and ongoing work.

    For more information, including the scientific programme, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/LoLa-Day/.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact coollogic.uva at gmail.com

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.

  • 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 http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sumit Sourabh (s.sourabh at uva.nl).

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6155 or http://www.illc.uva.nl/~ulle/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at uva.nl).

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6154 or http://www.illc.uva.nl/~ulle/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at uva.nl).

  • 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: https://www.cwi.nl/events/.

Calls for Papers

  • 19 July 2015, Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis (HCVS 2015), San Francisco CA, U.S.A. (deadline: 22 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 26 March 2015.

    Most Program Verification and Synthesis problems of interest can be modeled directly using Horn clauses and many recent advances in the CLP and CAV communities have centered around efficiently solving problems presented as Horn clauses.

    This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in the two communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g., ICLP and CP) and Program Verification community (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI) on the topic of Horn clause based analysis, verification and synthesis. Horn clauses for verification and synthesis have been advocated by these two communities in different times and from different perspectives and this workshop is organized to stimulate interaction and a fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.

    We solicit regular papers describing theory and implementation of Horn-clause based analysis and tool descriptions. We also solicit extended abstracts describing work-in-progress and presentations covering previously published results that are of interest to the workshop. Deadlines for paper submission: May 22, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/arieg/hcvs15/

  • 21-23 September 2015, Sixth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics and Formal Verification (GandALF 2015), Genoa, Italy (deadline: 22 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    The aim of the 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 symposium covers an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and encourages cross-fertilization.

    Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome. Abstract submission deadline: May 22, 2015.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is .

    For more information, see http://gandalf2015.dibris.unige.it/

  • 8-12 June 2015, Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic & Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, and Set-theoretic & Point-free topology (BLAST2015@UNT), Denton TX (U.S.A.) (deadline: 18 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 15 March 2015.

    BLAST (Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic & Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, and Set-theoretic & Point-free Topology) is an annual conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation that has been running since 2008. The University of North Texas is proud to host the BLAST conference this year and looks forward to your participation.

    BLAST2015@UNT will feature tutorials by Agata Ciabattoni James Cummings Ralph McKenzie and Slawomir Solecki, as well as invited talks by Clifford Bergman, Alan Dow, Michael Hrusak, Peter Jipsen, Aleksandra Kwiatkowska, Dilip Raghavan, Hiroshi Sakai and Grigor Sargsyan.

    If you would like to give a talk at the BLAST2015@UNT Conference please submit a title and abstract (not exceeding one page) of your proposed talk by May 18, 2015.

    Deadline for registrations: May 25, 2015. For more information, please visit http://math.unt.edu/BLAST2015@UNT or email BLAST2015 at UNT.EDU.

  • 28-31 October 2015, The Fifth International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-V), Taipei, Taiwan (deadline: 18 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 28 August 2014.

    The International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI) conference series aims at bringing together researchers working on a wide variety of logic-related fields that concern the understanding of rationality and interaction. The series aims at fostering a view of Logic as an interdisciplinary endeavor, and supports the creation of an East-Asian community of interdisciplinary researchers.

    We invite submission of contributed papers on any of the broad themes of the LORI series, Please submit your paper by (extended deadline) May 25, 2015.

    For detailed conference information and registration, please visit the website of LORI-V at https://www.yoursaas.cc/websites/36224472513387025486/. All inquiries concerning the submission of papers should be addressed to Wiebe van der Hoek (wiebe at liverpool.ac.uk) and Wesley Holliday (wesholliday at berkeley.edu). For questions concerning conference details, please contact conferenceonlogic at gmail.

  • 28 September - 2 October 2015, 13th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies (MATES 2015), Cottbus, Germany (deadline: 17 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 10 May 2015.

    The MATES conference series aims at the promotion of and the cross-fertilization between theory and application of intelligent agents and multiagent systems. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and members of business and industry to present and discuss latest advances in multiagent systems and agent-based computing with prototyped or fielded systems in various application domains.

    In 2015 the MATES conference will be co-located with the 45th Symposium of the German Computer Science Association GI (INFORMATIK 2015). Moreover, the event will also host a Doctoral Consortium to support young researchers of this broad field in their PhD studies.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 17 May 2015 (for the conference itself) or 22 May 2015 (for the Doctoral Consortium).

    For more information, see http://www.mates2015.de/

  • 9-11 September 2015, Workshop "Entia et Nomina V", Krakow, Poland (deadline: 15 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 8 February 2015.

    The "Entia et Nomina" series features English language workshops for young researchers in formally oriented philosophy, in particular in logic, philosophy of science, formal epistemology or philosophy of language. The aim of the workshop is to foster cooperation among young philosophers with a formal bent from various research groups. The fifth workshop in the series will take place from 9 to 11 September in Krakow, Poland.

    The Entia et Nomina V workshop will be preceded by the 4th workshop of The Budapest-Krakow Research Group on Probability, Causality and Determinism (http://bp-k.tumblr.com/), which will take place on the 7th and 8th of September at the same venue. We welcome anyone interested in these topics to visit that workshop too!

    Authors of contributed papers are requested to submit extended abstracts of about 1000 words, prepared for blind-review, by May the 15th, 2015.

    For more information, see the conference website at http://entia2015.tumblr.com/.

  • 30 September - 2 October 2015, International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL-2015), Essen, Germany (deadline: 15 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) in 2015 will take place from September 30 to October 2 at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The main conference theme is "Deep vs. shallow?".

    Contributions to any topic related to Computational Linguistics and Language Technology are invited, but we especially encourage submissions that are related to the main theme, i.e., connecting broad coverage technologies with linguistic and cognitive theory. Submission Deadline: 15th May 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.gscl.org/

  • 4-6 October 2015, The 26th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2015), Banff AB, Canada (deadline: 11 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 10 May 2015.

    ALT-2015 is a conference on the theoretical foundations of machine learning. The conference will be co-located with the 18th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2015).

    We invite submissions with theoretical and algorithmic contributions to new or already existing learning problems. We are also interested in papers that include viewpoints that are new to the ALT community. We welcome experimental and algorithmic papers provided they are relevant to the focus of the conference by elucidating theoretical results, or by pointing out interesting and not well understood behavior that could stimulate theoretical analysis. Deadline for Full Paper Submission: May 11, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~fstephan/alt/alt2015/. or contact the PC co-chairs via the email alt2015 at easychair.org.

  • 8-10 October 2015, The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2015), Paris, France (deadline: 10 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2015) will take place on October 8-10th, 2015 at Université Paris 7 - Paris Diderot. CSSP conferences combine a general session and a thematic session. The thematic session will focus on the issue of 'Global or genre/domain-dependent grammar'.

    CSSP 2015 invites submissions for 30-minute presentations (plus 10-minute discussions). The Conference welcomes papers combining empirical inquiry and formal explicitness. CSSP aims at favouring comparisons between different theoretical frameworks. In light of the fact that work in semantics often addresses pragmatic issues and with the increasing prominence of both experimental and computational approaches, CSSP now welcomes papers employing theoretical/experimental/computational methods. Submission deadline (5-page extended abstract): 10 May 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.cssp.cnrs.fr/cssp2015/index_en.html

  • 1 August 2015, 2nd International Workshop on Quantification (QUANTIFY 2015), Berlin, Germany (deadline: 8 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 30 April 2015.

    Quantifiers play an important role in language extensions of many logics. The use of quantifiers often allows for a more succinct encoding as it would be possible without quantifiers. However, the introduction of quantifiers affects the complexity of the extended formalism in general. Consequently, theoretical results established for the quantifier-free formalism may not directly be transferred to the quantified case. Further, techniques successfully implemented in reasoning tools for quantifier-free formulas cannot directly be lifted to a quantified version.

    The goal of the 2nd International Workshop on Quantification (QUANTIFY 2015) is to bring together researchers who investigate the impact of quantification from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. Quantification is a topic in different research areas such as in SAT in terms of QBF, in CSP in terms of QCSP, in SMT, etc. This workshop has the aim to provide an interdisciplinary forum where researchers of various fields may exchange their experiences.

    The Programme Committee sollicits submission of extended abstracts. Two types of submissions are solicited: talk abstracts (maximum two pages, excluding references) describing already published results, and full papers (maximum 14 pages, excluding references) on novel, unpublished work. Submission deadline is May 8, 2015.

    For more information, see http://fmv.jku.at/quantify15/

  • 3-8 August 2015, Logic Colloquium 2015, Helsinki, Finland (deadline: 3 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 10 January 2015.

    The annual European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Logic Colloquium 2015 (LC 2015), will be organized in Helsinki, Finland, 3-8 August 2015. Logic Colloquium 2015 is co-located with the 15th Conference of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS 2015), and with the SLS Summer School in Logic.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for paper submission: 3 May 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.helsinki.fi/lc2015/

  • 13-17 July 2015, 12th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2015), Oxford, England (deadline: 1 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 4 December 2014.

    This workshop brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, spatio-temporal causal structures, and related areas such as computational linguistics. Of particular interest are topics that use logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods and other computer science methods for the study of physical behaviour in general. The workshop will be preceded by tutorials

    Prospective speakers are invited to submit a contribution to the workshop, either a Short contributions (linking to a paper published elsewhere) or a Longer original contribution. Submissions of works in progress are encouraged but must be more substantial than a research proposal. Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015

    For more information, see http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/qpl2015/

  • 21-22 September 2015, 38th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2015), Dresden, Germany (deadline: 1 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 18 January 2015.

    KI 2015 is the 38th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI, providing a premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent system technology. The technical program of KI 2015 will comprise paper and poster presentations, a variety of workshops, and a doctoral consortium.

    The conference invites original research papers from all areas of AI, its foundations, its algorithms, its history and its applications. KI 2015 also solicits technical communications and papers of senior researchers. Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2015.

    KI 2015 also invites proposals for workshops to be held at the beginning of the conference week (21./22. of September). Topics include all subareas of artificial intelligence as well as their foundations and applications. Proposal submission deadline: January 30, 2015.

    For more information, see http://ki2015.computational-logic.org/

  • 21 September 2015, Workshop "Testing Philosophical Theories Against the History of Science", Oulu, Finland (deadline: 1 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 28 February 2015.

    Ever since philosophers first started formulating theories of science those theories have been compared with (reconstructions of) episodes in the history of science. On this issue one finds heated discussion in the 1960s and 70s, when some sought to turn philosophy into a testable enterprise, with history taking the place of scientific experiment. The purpose of this workshop is to bring this debate back to the table, assessing it in light of the fact that so many contemporary debates in the philosophy of science make implicit assumptions about how history of science can bear on philosophy of science.

    This is a one-day workshop, 21st September 2015, organised by The Oulu Centre for Theoretical and Philosophical Studies of History and the AHRC project 'Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science. The event is designed to bring together historians and philosophers of science. Keynote Speakers: James McAllister (Leiden), Helge Kragh (Aarhus), Katherina Kinzel (Vienna) and Bart Karstens (Amsterdam).

    Abstracts are most welcome from both historians and philosophers of science. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed by 1st May 2015 at the latest.

    Please find more information on this workshop at http://community.dur.ac.uk/evaluating.realism/events03.html.

  • 27-28 August 2015, George Boole Mathematical Sciences Conference, Cork, Ireland (deadline: 1 May 2015)

    Newsitem added on 9 April 2015.

    As part of the celebrations of Boole's bicentenary, the George Boole Mathematical Sciences (GBMS) Conference will be held in University College Cork (UCC) during the last two weeks of August 2015. George Boole (1815 ' 1864) was the first professor of mathematics at Cork. Boole's efforts to mathematize logical thinking caused a lasting paradigm shift in the 19th century which enlarged the scope and potency of modern mathematics, and provided a wealth of ideas for applications in diverse scientific areas resulting in ground-breaking innovations during the 20th century and beyond.

    This event will include 100-150 lectures on selected areas, and embed the folllowing events:
    - 2015 Annual Meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society (IMS)
    - Domains XII
    - When Boole Meets Shannon

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for submission of abstracts (theme 2): by May 1.

    Information on the GBMS conference program is available at: http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/gbmsc2015

  • 21-25 September 2015, Annual meeting of the German Maths Association (DMV 2015), Hamburg, Germany (deadline: 30 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 31 October 2014.

    The 2015 annual meeting of the Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Hamburg from 21 to 25 September 2015. The organisers collaborated with the Dansk Matematisk Forening during the composition of the scientific programme; Danish-German research collaboration in mathematics is one of the special themes of this meeting.

    Satellite workshops (20 & 21 September 2015): "Current Trends in Stochastic Analysis and Related Topics", "Generalized Baire Space", "History of Mathematics", and "Trends in Proof Theory".

    The programme committee cordially invites all researchers to propose minisymposia in their research areas. A minisymposium is a coordinated meeting consisting of research presentations on a particular topic of current research interest, organized by one or two active researchers from the field. Minisymposia are scheduled during the main part of the conference, typically over one or two days; they can last between 2 and 6 hours (4 to 12 talks). Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2015.

    All researchers in mathematics and related research areas are also invited to present their research results in the form of a short presenation in one of the ten sections. In general, these presentations will be given twenty minutes including discussion. Proposals for presentations can be submitted until 30 April 2015 in the form of abstracts.

    For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/DMV2015/

  • 2-4 November 2015, 3rd meeting of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (APMP 2015), Paris, France (deadline: 30 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 28 February 2015.

    The APMP aims to foster the philosophy of mathematical practice, that is, a broad outward-looking approach to understanding mathematics that engages with mathematics in practice –including issues in history of mathematics, the applications of mathematics, cognitive science, etc.

    Invited Speakers: Abel Lassalle Casanave (Brasil), Leo Corry (Israel, to be confirmed), Silvia De Toffoli (USA), Jeremy Gray (UK), Danielle Macbeth (USA), Paolo Mancosu (USA).

    Note that the Seventh French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW7) will be held in Paris immediately following the APMP, on November 5-7.

    We welcome paper proposals within the area of the philosophy of mathematical practice. A title and abstract (250- 500 words) should be sent before April 30, 2015. Post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students are highly invited to send proposals.

    For more information, see http://institucional.us.es/apmp/index_APMP2015.htm

  • 22-26 June 2015, Tenth International Conference on Computability, Complexity and Randomness (CCR 2015), Heidelberg, Germany (deadline: 20 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 13 April 2015.

    CCR 2015 will be held in Heidelberg, in the Institute of Computer Science, from the 22nd to the 26th of June 2015. The conference will be in the tradition of the previous meetings Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Nanjing, Luminy, Notre Dame, Cape Town, Cambridge, Moscow and Singapore. Topics covered include: Algorithmic randomness, Computability theory, Kolmogorov complexity, Computational complexity, Reverse mathematics and logic, and Randomness in networks and applications to biology.

    Authors are invited to submit an abstract in PDF format of typically about 1 or 2 pages. The deadline for submissions is 20th April 2015.

    For more information, see http://math.uni-heidelberg.de/logic/conferences/ccr2015/

  • 30 June 2015, 4th International Workshop on Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence, Istanbul, Turkey (deadline: 19 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    Researchers in several communities are trying to understand the basic principles underlying creativity-related abilities (such as concept invention, concept formation, creative problem solving, the production of art, and creativity in all its facets e.g. in engineering, science, mathematics, business processes), working on computational models of their functioning, and also their utilization in different contexts and applications (e.g. applications of computational creativity frameworks with respect to mathematical invention and inventions in engineering, to the creation of poems, drawings, and music, to product design and development, to architecture etc.). In particular, a variety of different methodologies are used in such contexts ranging from logic-based frameworks to probabilistic and neuro-inspired approaches. This workshop shall offer a platform for scientists and professional users within relevant areas, on the one hand presenting actual and ongoing work in research, on the other hand also offering a chance for obtaining feedback and input from applications and use-case studies.

    We invite papers that make a scientific contribution to the fields of computational creativity, idea generation and/or artificial general intelligence. Paper submission deadline: 19th of April, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.cogsci.uos.de/~c3gi

  • 19-20 July 2015, Conference on Computing Natural Reasoning (CoCoNat 2015), Bloomington IN, U.S.A. (deadline: 15 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 15 March 2015.

    Logic was originally meant to systematize and analyze arguments in natural language. But in the 20th century the main developments in logic focused on mathematics and its foundations. Recently, a number of researchers have focused on logical systems tuned to natural language semantics to reconnect with the older tradition. The logical and conceptual underpinnings of some of these systems remains unclear, although some recent work has begun to address formal foundations.

    The aim of this conference is to contribute to this direction in semantics and to discuss logics, especially proof systems, well-suited for natural language semantics and to explore comparisons between these systems. We also welcome input from people invoved in computational semantics, psychology of reasoning, and computer implementations of natural reasoning systems.

    We solicit talks on relevant topics. There will also be poster sessions, preceded by plenary 'flash' presentations of posters. The deadline for submissions of papers is April 15, 2015, and we expect to notify authors by May 6.

    For more information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/wollic/coconat.htm

  • 31 August - 4 September 2015, NAT@Logic 2015: Logic AT Natal, Natal, Brazil (deadline: 12 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 29 January 2015.

    NAT@Logic 2015 is a pool of workshops related to Logic in Computer Science, in Philosophy, and in Mathematics. The full programme will boast 10 keynote speakers, plus at least 60 contributed talks and 15 tutorials. The collocated events that constitute NAT@Logic 2015 are:

    • LSFA X (10th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications)
    • GeTFun 3.0 (3rd Workshop on Generalizations of Truth-Functionality)
    • Filomena 2 (2nd Workshop on Philosophy, Logic and Applied Metaphysics)
    • LFIs^15 (Workshop commemorating the 15 years of the LFIs)
    • TRS Reasoning School (TRS = TRS Reasoning School)

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 12 April 2015.

    For more information, see http://natalogic-2015.dimap.ufrn.br/

  • 2-4 September 2015, Filomena 2, Natal, Brazil (deadline: 12 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    The second edition of the FILOMENA Workshop (FIlosofia, LOgica e MEtafísica aNAlítica), promoted by the Group on 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, while initially considered as a branch of Philosophy, 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. Since its modern development, 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.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Each contributed talk is to have the duration of 25 minutes, divided into 20 minutes for exposition followed by 5 minutes of discussion. The abstracts may be written in English or Portuguese, but not both. Submission deadline: April 12.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/a/dimap.ufrn.br/natalogic-2015/segundo-filomena

  • 22-25 June 2015, Thirty-first Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS XXXI), Nijmegen, The Netherlands (deadline: 3 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    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. The 31st MFPS will be co-located with the 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO)

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. In addition to research papers, we also welcome contributions that address applications of semantics to novel areas such as complex systems, markets, and networks, for example. Submission: April 3, 2015

    For more information, see http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/

  • 7-10 September 2015, Computer Science Logic 2015 (CSL 2015), Berlin, Germany (deadline: 3 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science.

    On 11-12 september two co-located events will take place:
    - The 11th International Workshop on Fixed Points in Computer Science (FICS'15)
    - YuriFest, a celebration of Yuri Gurevich's 75th birthday with a symposium in his honour

    We invite original research in the area of logic in computer science, very broadly construed. Abstract submission deadline is 3 April 2015.

    For more information, see http://logic.las.tu-berlin.de/csl2015/

  • 5 July 2015, Third Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS '15), Kyoto, Japan (deadline: 2 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 8 January 2015.

    Formal tools coming from logic and category theory are important in both natural language semantics and in computational semantics. Moreover, work on these tools borrows heavily from all areas of theoretical computer science. In the other direction, applications having to do with natural language has inspired developments on the formal side. The workshop invites papers on both topics.

    MC'15 is affiliated with 42nd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2015) and 30th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2015)

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Paper submission deadline: April 2, 2015

    For more information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html

  • 23-24 May 2015, Fourteenth International Workshop on Proof, Computation and Complexity (PCC 2015), Oslo, Norway (deadline: 1 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 29 January 2015.

    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. 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. We solicit contributions in the fields of PCC, non-exhaustively described above. 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. Deadline for proposing a contributed talk: April 1, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/groups/logic/events/conferences/.

  • 24-28 August 2015, European Set Theory Conference (5ESTC), Cambridge, England (deadline: 1 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 4 January 2015.

    The 5ESTC is the fifth meeting in a series of biennial meetings coordinated by the European Set Theory Society. As part of 5ESTC we will celebrate the 70th birthday of Adrian Mathias during the Mathias Day (Thursday 27).

    In addition to the tutorial, Mathias Day, plenary, and invited speakers, we shall have parallel sessions with contributed talks and we shall invite researchers in set theory to submit proposals in a Call for Papers to be sent out in February 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.newton.ac.uk/event/hifw01

  • 28 September - 1 October 2015, 15th International Conference on Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science (RAMiCS 2015), Braga, Portugal (deadline: 1 April 2015)

    Newsitem added on 26 March 2015.

    Since 1994, the RelMiCS meetings on Relational Methods in Computer Science have been a main forum for researchers who use the calculus of relations and similar algebraic formalisms as methodological and conceptual tools. The AKA workshop series on Applications of Kleene algebra started with a Dagstuhl seminar in 2001 and was co-organised with the RelMiCS conference until 2009. Since 2011, joint RAMiCS conferences continue to encompass the scope of both RelMiCS and AKA.

    We invite submissions in the general area of Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science. Special focus will lie on formal methods for software engineering, logics of programs and links with neighbouring disciplines. Title and abstract submission deadline: April 01 2015

    If you are doing a PhD or an MSc in the research areas of the RAMiCS conference please consider submitting an extended abstract of your ongoing work for presentation at the conference. Deadline for student-track PhD/MSc extended abstracts: July 03 2015.

    For more information, see http://ramics2015.di.uminho.pt

  • 14-17 September 2015, Eighteenth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2015), Plzen, Czech Republic (deadline: 31 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 11 December 2014.

    The TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.

    Topics of the conference will include Corpora and Language Resources, Speech Recognition, Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech , Speech and Spoken Language Generation, Semantic Processing of Text and Speech, Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing , Automatic Dialogue Systems, and Multimodal Techniques and Modelling. Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged. Invited speakers: Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller, Peter D. Turney and Alexander Waibel.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for submission of full papers: March 31, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2015

  • 12-15 July 2015, Twelfth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2015), Tokyo, Japan (deadline: 31 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 10 January 2015.

    The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data. The classical approach in these areas is to consider algorithms as operating on finite strings of symbols from a finite alphabet. Most mathematical models in physics and engineering, however, are based on the real number concept. Thus, a computability theory and a complexity theory over the real numbers and over more general continuous data structures is needed.

    Despite remarkable progress in recent years many important fundamental problems have not yet been studied, and presumably numerous unexpected and surprising results are waiting to be detected. 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.

    Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format by March 31st. Contributions about Descriptive Set Theory and Continuous/Borel Reduction are especially welcome.

    For more information, see the Conference Web Page at http://cca-net.de/cca2015/

  • 7-8 May 2015, 1st Workshop on Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality: "Explanation and Abduction", Gent, Belgium (deadline: 29 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 22 February 2015.

    Explanation is one of the central goals of scientific research and abduction is a type of inference in which explanation plays a key role. Thus far, most philosophers will agree. When we consider more specific claims, however, many questions are still open to debate. What are the different forms of explanation and of abduction? How do these interrelate? To what extent are they open for formal explication? What about the relation to other notions, such as confirmation, induction, IBE, causality, belief revision, ...? The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to further our understanding of these notions and of their interrelations.

    We welcome contributions addressing the conference topics. Authors are invited to submit an original, previously unpublished abstract before March 29.

    For more information, see http://www.lrr.ugent.be/

  • 22-24 June 2015, 12th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing 2015 (FSMNLP 2015), Duesseldorf, Germany (deadline: 29 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    The international conference series Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP) is the premier forum of the ACL Special Interest Group on Finite-State Methods (SIGFSM). It serves researchers and practitioners working on (i) natural language processing (NLP) applications or language resources, or (ii) theoretical and implementational aspects or their combinations, that have obvious relevance or an explicit relation to finite-state methods.

    The conference invites papers presenting original, unpublished research and implementation results, both long papers (8 pages including references) reporting completed, significant research, and short papers (4 pages including references) reporting ongoing work and partial results, implementations, grammars, practical tools, interactive software demos, etc. Deadline for submissinos (extended): 29 March 2015.

    For more information, see http://fsmnlp2015.phil.hhu.de

  • 3-14 August 2015, ESSLLI 2015 Student Session, Barcelona, Spain (deadline: 25 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 14 December 2014.

    The Student Session of the 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, August 3rd to 14th. 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 will appear in the student session proceedings by Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.

    Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations and one for posters. This means that papers are directly submitted either as oral presentations or as poster presentations. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.

    Submission deadline: March 25, 2015. Detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: http://esslli-stus-2015.phil.hhu.de/. Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to P.Schulz at uva.nl and kaeshammer at phil.uni-duesseldorf.de.

  • 12 June 2015, ICAIL-2015 workshop "Studying evidence in the law: formal, computational and philosophical methods", San Diego CA, U.S.A. (deadline: 25 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 22 February 2015.

    This workshop is held in conjunction with 2015 ICAIL and aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers in law, artificial intelligence, philosophy and psychology to discuss whether (and if so how) formal, computational and philosophical methods can help us understand key ideas in civil and criminal procedure.

    We welcome contributions that address the conference topics above by applying formal, computational and philosophical methods, broadly construed, to the study of the law. Deadline for abstract submission: March 25, 2015.

    For more information, see https://icail2015evidence.wordpress.com/ or contact marcello.dibello at lehman.cuny.edu.

  • 24-26 June 2015, 6th International Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015), Nijmegen, Netherlands (deadline: 22 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    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).

    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 topics included or related to those listed below. Deadline for abstract submission: March 22, 2015.

    For more information, see http://coalg.org/calco15/

  • 9-13 August 2015, 2nd international conference on Logic, Relativity and Beyond, Budapest, Hungary (deadline: 20 March 2015)

    Costs: 170 EUR [100 EUR for students]
    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    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 Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for abstract/paper submission: 20 March, 2015

    For more information, see http://www.renyi.hu/conferences/lrb15/.

  • 8-10 June 2015, 5th Workshop on Formal Topology: Spreads and Choice Sequences, Djursholm, Sweden (deadline: 16 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The study of the logical foundations of topology is playing an important role in mathematical logic and foundations of especially constructive mathematics. Early works by Brouwer on the theory of spreads and choice sequences were influencing much work in the area. A modernized form of his ideas is embodied in constructive point-free topology or formal topology. The workshop will gather experts in this field and related areas, including computable aspects and non-classical aspects of topology. A subtheme will be modern developments in the theory of spreads and choice sequences, as well as its history.

    This is the fifth of a series of successful meetings on the development of Formal Topology and its connections with related approaches. The workshop is part of the Institut Mittag-Leffler short conferences program 2015. The number of participants is limited to 30 due to reasons of space.

    Submissions of short abstracts are accepted through easychair.org. Deadline for abstract submissions: March 16.

    For more information, see http://www.math.su.se/5wftop or write to 5wftop at math.su.se

  • 15-26 June 2015, Topology, Algebra and Categories in Logic (TACL 2015), Salerno / Ischia Island (Italy) (deadline: 15 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 12 October 2014.

    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 characterised 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 2015 will focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantic study of logics and their applications: algebraic, categorical, and topological methods. This is the seventh conference in the series Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic (TACL).

    Starting from 2013, the conference TACL -Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic- is preceded by a one-week school. In 2015 the school will be held at the campus of the University of Salerno and will include four tutorials, each consisting of 1.5 hour lectures for five days.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Contributed talks can be on any topic involving the use of algebraic, categorical or topological methods in either logic or computer science. Deadline for submissions (extended): 15 March 2015.

    For more information, see http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/tacl/, or contact the local Organising Committee at tacl2015oc at gmail.com or the Programme Committee at tacl2015ed at gmail.com.

  • 3-7 August 2015, ESSLLI 2015 Workshop, Barcelona, Spain (deadline: 15 March 2015)

    Title: Bridging Logical and Probabilistic Approaches to Language and Cognition
    Newsitem added on 9 November 2014.

    Recent years have seen increased interest in applying logical methods and frameworks, the traditional subject matter of ESSLLI, to cognitive modeling, whereby logical models of cognitive phenomena are tested against empirical data. At the same time, there has recently been an explosion of activity in the cognitive sciences around (structured) statistical, and specifically Bayesian, models. With this workshop we propose to bring together two groups of researchers -- logicians focused on cognitive modeling, and cognitive scientists incorporating logical structure into probabilistic models -- with the aim of cross-pollination, and ideally, a consensus on how these two traditions relate, and how we might combine the best of what both have to offer. The primary aim is to gain a better understanding of (i) how cognitive computational models could be enriched by logical insights and (ii) how logical models may be turned into cognitive models.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline: March 15, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.jakubszymanik.com/PLLC2015/

  • 11-13 June 2015, Prague Seminar on Non-Classical Mathematics, Prague, Czech Republic (deadline: 15 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 28 February 2015.

    The 20th century has witnessed several attempts to build (parts of) mathematics on grounds other than those provided by classical logic. The goal of this seminar, along with presenting recent advances in particular areas (see the list of topics below), is to provide an opportunity for round-table discussions about the common aspects of various `non-classical' approaches, including similarities between results, proof methods, and methodological questions about the role of classical logic/mathematics in our work.

    Abstracts (up to one page) and the proposals for the round-table discussion (up to one page) should be sent via e-mail before March 15th 2015. Our goals is to have a compact, well-rounded working seminar with representation from as many different approaches to NCM as possible, and papers will be selected with this in mind.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6767.

  • CfP special issue of Topoi on "Epistemic modals and the epistemology of modality" (deadline: 15 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 29 June 2014.

    Topoi: An international Review of Philosophy, is planning to devote a special issue to Epistemic Modals and the Epistemology of Modality, which will be edited by Berit Brogaard (University of Miami) and Dimitria Electra Gatzia (University of Akron).

    Papers must be in English and should not exceed 8,000 words, though there is no minimum length. Each submission should also include a title page containing contact details, a brief abstract and list of keywords for indexing purposes. All submissions for this issue should be made through Topoi Editorial Manager (http://www.editorialmanager.com/topo/default.asp). Select 'S.I.: Epistemic modals (Brogaard/Gatzia)' as Article Type.

    The deadline for the initial submission is March 15, 2015. Accepted papers will be published in 2016. For more information, see http://www.springer.com/philosophy/journal/11245 or email Dimitria E. Gatzia at dg29 at uakron.edu.

  • 4-5 June 2015, 4th Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, Denver, Colorado (deadline: 14 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    . The series of CLfL workshops is designed to bring together NLP researchers interested in working with literary data – prose and poetry – in any human language. This is a friendly forum to discuss ideas, bring up problems and chart new directions. CLfL-2015 is co-located with NAACL 2015.

    If you among those who heartily approve of automated processing of literary texts, consider contributing to the workshop. Papers are due by March 4th.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/clfl2015/ or email clfl2015 at googlegroups.com.

  • 25-26 July 2015, 14th Meeting on Mathematics of Language (MoL 2015), Chicago, U.S.A. (deadline: 13 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    MoL is a biannual conference, organized by the Association for Mathematics of Language, and devoted to the study of mathematical structures and methods that are of importance to the description of language. The meeting takes place on the last weekend of the Linguistic Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of America.

    MoL invites the submission of papers on original, substantial, completed, and unpublished research. Contributions to all areas of the field are welcome. Paper submission deadline: March 13, 2015

    For more information, see http://www.molweb.org/mol2015/, or contact mol2015 at easychair.org (for inquiries about the scientific program of the conference) or mol2015.chicago at gmail.com (for inquiries about the local organization and all practical aspects of the conference).

  • 24-26 April 2015, The 2nd Belgrade Graduate Conference in Philosophy and Logic, University of Belgrade (deadline: 10 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 15 December 2014.

    The 2nd Belgrade University Graduate Conference in Philosophy and Logic is organised by the Department of Philosophy and the Institute of Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade.

    Keynote Speakers: Alexandru Baltag (University of Amsterdam), Kosta Dosen (University of Belgrade), Michael Griffin (Central European University), Peter Schroeder-Heister (University of Tuebingen), Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam).

    We welcome contributions from the graduate students in the field of analytic philosophy and logic in a wider sense. Presentations of interdisciplinary research from the fields of mathematics, computer science, linguistics and philosophy, are also most welcome. Final submission deadline is March 10th (CET).

    For more information see http://2ndbelgradephilosophy.wordpress.com or contact philosophy.graduate at f.bg.ac.rs.

  • 29 June - 3 July 2015, Trends in Logic XV: Logics for Social Behaviour, Delft, The Netherlands (deadline: 9 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The conference aims at promoting interdisciplinary research and disseminating results at the interface between: Non-Classical Logics, Social choice and related topics, and Formal Approaches to Market Dynamics.

    If you are interested in giving a presentation, please upload 1-page abstract by 15 April 2015. We are planning to have discussion sessions around topics proposed and introduced to the audience by a moderator. Cross-disciplinary themes are particularly welcome. To propose a topic for a discussion session please pre-register by 9 March 2015 and send a 1-page abstract by 15 April 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.appliedlogictudelft.nl/ or contact trendslsb at tudelft.nl

  • 7-10 June 2015, 28th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2015), Athens, Greece (deadline: 8 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 28 February 2015.

    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: Carsten Lutz (TU Bremen), Axel Polleres (TU Wien) and Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam).

    We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics Paper registration deadline (extended): March 9, 2015.

    For more information, see http://dl2015.image.ntua.gr/

  • 4-6 August 2015, The 9th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2015), Berlin, Germany (deadline: 3 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 18 January 2015.

    The scale and the heterogenous nature of web data poses many challenges, and turns basic tasks such as query answering and data transformations into complex reasoning problems. Rule-based systems have found many applications in this area. The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning Web Reasoning and Rule Systems.

    RR 2015 also hosts a doctoral consortium, which will provide PhD students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research directions, to be involved in discussions on the state-of-the-art research, and to establish fruitful collaborations. In particular, the doctoral consortium will include a mentoring lunch and a poster session, organized jointly with the 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015).

    The RR conference welcomes original research from all areas of Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. There are two submission formats: Full papers (presenting original and significant research results) and Technical Communications (promising but possibly preliminary work, position papers, system descriptions, and applications descriptions). Deadline for title and abstract submission: March 3, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6175 or http://www.csw.inf.fu-berlin.de/RR2015/, or contact lpulina at uniss.it

  • 11-15 June 2015, 10th Panhellenic Logic Symposium (PLS10), Samos, Greece (deadline: 1 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 7 December 2014.

    The Panhellenic Logic Symposium(PLS), a biennial scientific event established in 1997, 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, it has evolved into an international forum for the communication of state-of-the-art advances in logic. The symposium is open to researchers worldwide who work in logic broadly conceived. The 10th Panhellenic Logic Symposium will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Aegean, Samos, Greece.

    Original papers that fall within the scope of the symposium are solicited. Prospective speakers of twenty-five-minute presentations are invited to submit an extended abstract, in English, not exceeding five pages, by 1 March 2015.

    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. Those accepted will have an opportunity to present their results in poster form in a special poster session. Interested students should submit an abstract of no more than one page in pdf form by April 30, 2015 using the Easy Chair conference system.

    For more information, see https://samosweb.aegean.gr/pls10/ or contact the organizers at pls10 at aegean.gr.

  • 25-27 June 2015, Workshop on the Morphological, Syntactic and Semantic Aspects of Dispositions, Stuttgart, Germany (deadline: 1 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    The goal of this workshop is to explore questions about the morpho-syntax, semantics and underlying ontology of words and constructions used to describe dispositions. The central aim of the workshop is to develop a better understanding of how existing and novel insights from different approaches to dispositions can be integrated into a single theory of dispositions and their linguistic descriptions.

    We welcome submissions for a 20 minute talk (followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or a poster on any topic relevant to the goals of the workshop. We particularly welcome contributions addressing the linguistic relevance of philosophical insights on dispositions or the philosophical relevance of linguistic insights on dispositions. Deadline for submissions: March 1st, 2015

    For more information, see the Workshop homepage at https://sites.google.com/site/dispositions2015/ or contact dispositions.workshop at gmail.com.

  • CfP special track of JAIR on "Cross-language algorithms and applications" (deadline: 1 March 2015)

    Newsitem added on 11 December 2014.

    The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) is pleased to announce the launch of the Special Track on Cross-language Algorithms and Applications. The core Artificial Intelligence technologies of speech and natural language processing need to address the challenges of processing multiple languages. While the first challenge of multilingualism is to bridge the nomenclature gap for the same concepts, the next significant challenge is to develop algorithms and applications that not only scale to multiple languages but also leverage cross-lingual similarities for improved natural language processing.

    The goal of this special track is to serve as a home for the publication of leading research on Cross-language Algorithms and Applications, focusing on developing unified themes leading to the development of the science of multi- and cross-lingualism. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: efforts in the direction of multilingual transliteration; multilingual document summarization; rapid prototyping of cross language tools for low resource languages; and machine translation.

    Deadline for Submissions: 1st March 2015. For more information and submission instructions, please see http://www.jair.org/specialtrack-claa.html or contact martaruizcostajussa at gmail.com

  • CfP volume on applications of logical methods outside of the core areas, edited by Urbaniak and Payette (deadline: 28 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    A special volume in Springer's series Logic, Argumentation and Reasoning on applied formal/mathematical philosophy is being edited by Rafal Urbaniak and Gillman Payette. We are requesting papers which apply logical/mathematical methods outside of the usual "core disciplines" of mathematical philosophy, i.e., outside of pure logic, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, and metaphysics.

    The submission deadline is now February 28, 2015. If you're interested, please email your full paper, prepared in PDF and LaTeX formats, prepared for anonymous refereeing to both rfl.urbaniak at gmail.com and gpayette at dal.ca. Please include your contact details in the submission email.

  • 7-10 July 2015, VIII Conference of the Spanish Society for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Barcelona, Spain (deadline: 28 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 14 December 2014.

    The Spanish Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (SLMFCE) and the Facultat de Filosofia of the Universitat de Barcelona organize the VIII Congress of the society to be held in Barcelona from 7th to 10th July 2015. The congress will host the second edition of the Lullius Lectures, which will be in charge of Prof. Hartry Field (New York U.). The steering committee of the society will organize a symposium on H. Field's work.

    The SLMFCE Conference is held every three years (aproximately). Its main aim is to promote the integration of research in Logic and Philosophy of Science, and serve as a meeting place for those who work in such area of research in Spain and abroad.

    We invite submissions for both contributed papers and proposals for symposia (in English,Spanish or Catalan). Deadline for the submission of abstracts for contributed papers and symposia: February 28th, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.ub.edu/slmfce8 or contact 8slmfce at gmail.com.

  • 7-8 June 2015, PLM Masterclass, with David Chalmers, Stockholm (deadline: 28 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    Postgraduates are invited to apply for the 2nd PLM Masterclass, to be held at the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 7-8 June 2015. The masterclass will be devoted to the work of David Chalmers, New York University and Australian National University. 9 graduate students will have the opportunity to present papers on David Chalmers's work. Professor Chalmers will comment on the papers and will also present new research.

    Each student talk will be 30 minutes long, and will be followed by comments by Professor Chalmers and a general discussion.

    Participation in the Masterclass will be free of charge, but students will have to find their own funding support for accommodation and living expenses.

    Applications are made by sending an abstract up to 1000 words of your proposed talk, together with a short cv, to plm.masterclass at gmail.com. The deadline for application is 28 February, 2015. Please use pdf (preferred), doc, or docx, as your file format. Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent out in the beginning of April.

    For more information, see http://langmind.eu/

  • CfP special issue of JLAMP on "automated verification of programs and web systems" (deadline: 25 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 7 December 2014.

    This special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP) provides a forum for researchers working in the areas of verification, program transformation, software engineering, rule-based programming, formal methods, and Web-oriented research, to submit their papers on the Automated Verification of Programs and Web Systems.

    This special issue is devoted to the themes of the WWV and VPT workshop series on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV) and on Verification and Program Transformation (VPT). This is however an open call for papers. Both participants of the most recent editions of the WWV and VPT workshop series and others working on the themes of this special issue are hereby invited to submit a paper. Abstract submission deadline: 25 February 2015

    For more information, see http://www.journals.elsevier.com/

  • 8-9 August 2015, The 20th Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2015), Barcelona, Spain (deadline: 25 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 10 December 2014.

    FG-2015 is the 20th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. 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). The submission deadline (extended) is February 25, 2015. 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 http://fg.phil.hhu.de/2015/

  • 4-5 June 2015, 15th Annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics and Physics Graduate Conference (LMP 2015), London, Ontario, Canada (deadline: 22 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 15 January 2015.

    This year, the 2015 LMP Conference will precede the annual Philosophy of Physics Conference, taking place June 6-7. Elaine Landry (University of California-Davis) 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 should be submitted by February 22nd, 2015.

    Papers in philosophy of physics will be considered for the 12th Annual Clifton Memorial book prize. The contest will be adjudicated by philosophy of physics faculty members at Western.

    Additional information can be found on our website at http://logicmathphysics.ca. Please send questions to the LMP Conference Committee at uwolmp at gmail.com.

  • 4-6 June 2015, 15th Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2015), Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A. (deadline: 20 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    The mission of the TARK conferences is to bring together researchers from a wide variety of fields, including Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Distributed Computing, Economics and Game Theory, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, in order to further our understanding of interdisciplinary issues involving reasoning about rationality and knowledge.

    TARK 2015 is the 15th conference of the TARK conference series. Previous conferences have been held bi-annually around the world, most recently in 2013 at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India.

    Submissions are now invited to TARK 2015. Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 20, 2015 Extended Abstracts can be submitted here: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tark2015.

    For more information, see http://www.imsc.res.in/tark/tark15.html

  • 15-19 June 2015, Logica 2015, Hejnice, Czech Republic (deadline: 15 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 30 October 2014.

    Logica 2015 is the 29th in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. The official language of the symposium is English.

    Invited speakers are Patricia Blanchette, Walter Carnielli, Melvin Fitting, and Peter Milne.

    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. The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2015.

    For more information, see http://logika.flu.cas.cz/cz/logica/logica-2015 or email logica at flu.cas.cz.

  • 20-23 July 2015, 22nd Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2015), Bloomington IN, U.S.A. (deadline: 15 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 31 October 2014.

    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 twenty-second WoLLIC will be held at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, from July 20th to 23rd, 2015.

    It is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL) (SBL).

    Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by Feb 8, 2015, and the full paper by Feb 15, 2015 (firm date).

    For more information, see http://wollic.org/wollic2015/

  • 10-14 August 2015, "Empirical Advances in Categorial Grammar", Barcelona, Spain (deadline: 15 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    This workshop provides a forum for discussion of recent empirical advances in categorial grammar (CG). After the revival of interest in CG in linguistics in the 80s, various extensions to the Lambek calculus and an early version of Combinatory Categorial Grammar have been proposed. But the fundamental question of whether CG constitutes an adequate linguistic theory still seems to be wide open. Moreover, there are now numerous variants of CG, both in the TLCG tradition and in CCG. Which of these theories constitutes the most adequate version of an empirical theory of natural language?

    Logical, mathematical, and computational analyses have tended to take precedence over empirical ones in the past 30 years in CG research. These are all important and very illuminating, but at the same time we may now want to pause and reflect on the question of just where we are in terms of empirical adequacy. We think that the time is ripe to critically scrutinize the empirical consequences of the various formal techniques/frameworks proposed in the literature in the past 30 years, as well as ones that are being developed at this very moment.

    We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts of up to five pages. We welcome any submission whose topic pertains to the empirical adequacy of CG. We expect to allot 45 minutes for each accepted paper (30 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for questions and discussion). Submission deadline: February 15, 2015

    For more information, see http://www.u.tsukuba.ac.jp/~kubota.yusuke.fn/cg2015.html

  • 17-19 June 2015, Eighth Workshop in Decisions, Games and Logic (DGL 2015), London School of Economics (deadline: 15 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 15 January 2015.

    The Decisions, Games and Logic (DGL) workshop series started in 2007 and aims to bring together graduate students, post-docs and senior researchers from economics, logic and philosophy working on formal approaches to rational individual and interactive decision making.

    This year, we invite submissions from graduate students, post-docs and other early career researchers in the fields of Decision Theory, Game Theory, Logic and Formal Philosophy. Preference will be given to conceptual/foundational work in these fields and to interdisciplinary approaches. Both full and poster presentations are solicited. Deadline for submission: 15 February 2015.

    DGL 2015 will be hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics on 17-19 June 2015. The details of this year's workshop and the CFP can be found at the conference website at http://personal.lse.ac.uk/marcoci/dgl2015.html, or contact philosophy.probability at lse.ac.uk.

  • 3-14 August 2015, ESSLLI-2015 Workshop "Logics for Resource-Bounded Agents", Barcelona, Spain (deadline: 15 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    Research in resource-bounded agency contributes both to reasoning about actions in philosophy and artificial intelligence, and to applications of logic in computer science, such as the practical verification of resource-bounded multi-agent systems. The Logics for Resource-Bounded Agents workshop will provide a forum for established researchers and advanced PhD students to present and discuss their work with colleagues working in related areas (particularly those represented at ESSLLI). In addition to logics of strategic ability where actions produce and consume resources, we solicit contributions from researchers working in epistemic logic, game theory, linear logic etc. on alternative approaches to modelling resource-bounded agency.

    The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 or 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per session. On the first day the workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic.

    We invite submissions of extended abstracts describing the topic of a 30 or 45 minute talk at the workshop. This talk may present original work or may be based on recently published work in the area of the workshop. Submissions due: February 15, 2015

    For more information, see http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~nza/lrba15/

  • 17-19 April 2015, Truth Pluralism and Logical Pluralism, Storrs CT, U.S.A. (deadline: 15 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The Philosophy Department at the University of Connecticut in partnership with the Pluralisms Global Research Network funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea is delighted to announce a conference on *Truth Pluralism and Logical Pluralism*, to be held from April 17-19, 2015, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

    What does a mean for a sentence or proposition to be true? Can there be more than one way for something to be true? What does it mean for a logic to be "correct", and can there be multiple equally correct logics? This conference is aimed at exploring issues in pluralisms about truth and logic and their rival theories, as well as the connections between them.

    We will also have room for 2-3 contributed papers. We invite submissions of *full papers*, suitable for 35 minute presentation. Please submit the paper, in .pdf format and formatted for blind review, as well as a separate cover sheet with contact information. Papers should be submitted to Nathan Kellen nathan.kellen at gmail.com, by *11:59PM EST on February 15th, 2015*. Papers should address the topic of the conference, and papers addressing the connections between truth pluralism and logical pluralism are especially welcome. We encourage submissions from all scholars, including early career researchers and graduate students and especially those from underrepresented groups in philosophy.

    If you have any questions, please contact the conference organiser, Nathan Kellen <nathan.kellen at gmail.com>. For more information and a registration form, see http://philosophy.uconn.edu/ and http://www.nikolajpedersen.com/pluralisms.html. While the conference is free and open to the public, registration is required. Please register by April 1st, using the registration form at http://www.nathankellen.com/.

  • 14-16 May 2015, PhDs in Logic VII, Vienna, Austria (deadline: 12 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organized by local graduate students. Its aim is to bring together graduate students and researchers as well as to foster contact between graduate students. This year, the conference includes tutorials by Thomas Eiter (Vienna University of Technology), Michael Moortgat (Universiteit Utrecht), Revantha Ramanayake (Vienna University of Technology) and Torsten Schaub (University Potsdam).

    We also give PhD students the opportunity to do a twenty-minute presentation on (a) their own work or (b) an overview of some topic in their field. Students interested in doing a talk should send a 500-1000 word blinded abstract by February 12th, 2015.

    For more information, see http://phdsinlogic.logic-cs.at/. In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phdsinlogic at gmail.com

  • 4-5 May 2015, Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS 2015), Istanbul, Turkey (deadline: 11 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 10 January 2015.

    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. The workshop is planned to serve two mutually supporting purposes. Primarily, it will be a mini-conference, hosting talks and discussions, and facilitating exchange of information, research ideas, and publication of original research papers on issues listed below. Secondly, the workshop will provide a meeting forum for the research community working on various logical aspects of MAS. The participants will discuss how the community can support coordination of research and dissemination of results.

    Three types of submissions are allowed: regular papers (describing original unpublished research, but position papers and visionary work in progress can also be submitted in this category), system descriptions (describing new systems or significant upgrades of existing ones) or extended abstracts reporting interesting and relevant work that has been published (or accepted for publication) in the last 12 months. Paper submission deadline: February 11, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.irit.fr/~Emiliano.Lorini/LAMAS2015/welcome.htm

  • 25 July - 1 August 2015, 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-15), Buenos Aires, Argentina (deadline: 8 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 31 October 2014.

    IJCAI is the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the main international gathering of researchers in AI. Held biennially in odd-numbered years since 1969, IJCAI is sponsored jointly by IJCAI and the national AI societie(s) of the host nation(s).

    A theme of IJCAI-15 is Artificial Intelligence and Arts. This theme will highlight AI's increasingly important role in how we create, discover, disseminate, learn and appreciate arts.

    Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. Deadline for abstract submission: Feb 8, 2015 (11:59PM, UTC-12).

    For more information, see http://ijcai-15.org/

  • 31 January - 7 February 2015, Winter School in Abstract Analysis (Set Theory and Topology), Hejnice, Czech Republic (deadline: 7 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 12 October 2014.

    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. It is also open to advanced masters students as well as PhD 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 will consist 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: Claude Laflamme, David Milovich, Justin T. Moore and Andrzej Roslanowski. The research part will consist of presentations of research papers/problems from the area of Set Theory, Set-Theoretic Topology and related fields.

    Deadline for registration: December 31st (December 11th to apply for a fee waiver). To get more information about the conference, about the financial support and to register please visit our web page http://www.winterschool.eu/.

  • 6-11 July 2015, 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2015), Lille, France (deadline: 6 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    ICML is the leading international machine learning conference and is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS). The conference will consist of one day of tutorials, followed by three days of main conference sessions, followed by two days of workshops.

    We invite submissions of papers on all topics related to machine learning for the conference proceedings, and proposals for tutorials and workshops. This year, ICML will adopt a single reviewing cycle, with a single paper deadline on February 6th, 2015.

    For more information, see http://icml.cc/2015/

  • 26-28 May 2015, Sixth Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN'15), Atlanta GA, U.S.A. (deadline: 2 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 9 October 2014.

    Narrative provides a framing structure for understanding, communicating, influencing, and organizing human experience. Systems for its analysis and production are increasingly found embedded in devices and processes, influencing decision-making in venues as diverse as politics, economics, intelligence, and cultural production. The aim of this workshop series is to address the technical implementation of narrative systems, the theoretical bases of these frameworks, and our general understanding of narrative at multiple levels: from the psychological and cognitive impact of narratives to our ability to model narrative responses computationally.

    This year's workshop is associated with the Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS), and will have a special focus on the building cognitive systems that are distinguished by a focus on high-level cognition and decision making, reliance on rich, structured representations, a systems-level perspective, use of heuristics to handle complexity, and incorporation of insights about human thinking, meaning we especially welcome papers relevant to the cognitive aspects of narrative.

    This workshop .

    This inter-disciplinary workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative. Regardless of its topic, reported work should provide some sort of insight of use to computational modeling of narratives. Discussing technological applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not required. We accept both finished research and more tentative exploratory work. Submission deadline is February 2nd, 2015.

    For more information, see http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/cmn15/

  • 26-28 May 2015, Sixth International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2015), Atlanta GA, U.S.A. (deadline: 2 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 15 January 2015.

    Narrative provides a framing structure for understanding, communicating, influencing, and organizing human experience. Systems for its analysis and production are increasingly found embedded in devices and processes, influencing decision-making in venues as diverse as politics, economics, intelligence, and cultural production. This inter-disciplinary workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative, such as the technical implementation of narrative systems, the theoretical bases of these frameworks, and our general understanding of narrative at multiple levels: from the psychological and cognitive impact of narratives to our ability to model narrative responses computationally.

    CMN 2015 will be co-located with the Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS 2015). The workshop will have a special focus on the building cognitive systems that are distinguished by a focus on high-level cognition and decision making, reliance on rich, structured representations, a systems-level perspective, use of heuristics to handle complexity, and incorporation of insights about human thinking, meaning we especially welcome papers relevant to the cognitive aspects of narrative. Invited Speaker: Janet H. Murray (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Long, short and position papers are solicited. Papers should be relevant to issues fundamental to the computational modeling and scientific understanding of narrative. Submission deadline: February 2, 2015.

    For more information, see http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/cmn15

  • 4-6 June 2015, 2015 meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society, Dublin, Ireland (deadline: 1 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    The Bertrand Russell Society (BRS), an international organization dedicated to the memory of the philosopher Bertrand Russell, will hold its annual meeting in Dublin in 2015. We meet at Trinity College, June 5-7. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Society for the Study of the History of Analytic Philosophy, which will hold its annual meeting on June 4-6.

    If you are interested in presenting a paper at the BRS Annual Meeting, please contact Alan Schwerin, President of the BRS, at aschweri at monmouth.edu. We welcome papers on any aspect of Russell?s life, thought, work, and legacy. We also welcome proposals for other activities that might be appropriate for the meeting (e.g., a master class on an essay by/about Russell).

    Further details about the annual meeting (registration, etc.) will be posted at Alan Schwerin's website at https://sites.google.com/site/alanschwerinsphilosophycorner/home/

  • 14-18 September 2015, Ninth International Conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP.9), Osnabrück, Germany (deadline: 1 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 9 January 2015.

    GAP.9 will take place in Osnabrück (Germany), September 14-17, 2015, hosted by the GAP and Osnabrück University. It is locally organized by the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition group of the Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University. The title of GAP.9 is "Philosophy Between Armchair and Lab".

    In addition to more than 250 national and international speakers in nine colloquia and thirteen sections, the four day conference will feature three plenary lectures, by Kirsten Meyer (Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany), Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University, USA) and Martine Nida-Rümelin (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland).

    The GAP invites all interested persons to submit contributions to GAP.9. In order to submit your paper or poster to GAP.9, please send an email by February 1, 2015.

    Details about the conference can be found at http://gap9.de/en/. Please address any remaining queries to info at gap9.de.

  • 4-8 May 2015, 20th Conference on Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics, Szklarska Poreba, Poland (deadline: 1 February 2015)

    Newsitem added on 4 December 2014.

    We are pleased to announce that the *Twentieth Anniversary Conference Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics* will be held in Szklarska Poreba from May 4 to May 8, 2015. Traditionally, the organizers of the conference are Chair of Logic, University of Wroclaw, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Opole University and Institute of Mathematics, University of Silesia at Katowice. The meeting takes place in Szklarska Poreba, in the lovely Sudety Mountains on the Polish-Czech border. The event is being held under the patronage of the Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science.

    Contributions related to logic, logical philosophy, pragmatics, foundations of mathematics and related areas are welcome. papers for presentation. Submission deadline is TBA.

    The detailed information regarding conference registration, submission of abstracts, and accommodation will be available in the forthcoming announcements and on the conference's website http://www.klmn.uni.wroc.pl/conference.html.

  • CfP special issue of Journal of Logic and Analysis on "Continuity, Computability, Constructivity" (deadline: 31 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 12 October 2014.

    After a further year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL and an excellent workshop in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in September this year, we are planning to publish a collection of papers dedicated to the meeting and the project in the Journal of Logic and Analysis.

    The issue should reflect progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas, not only work in the project. Submissions are welcome from all scientists and should be on topics in the spectrum from logic to algorithms. Deadline for Submission: 31 January 2015.

    For more information, see http://computal.uni-trier.de/ and http://logicandanalysis.org/.

  • 17-19 June 2015, 20th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB'15), Passau, Germany (deadline: 31 January 2015)

    Newsitem added on 7 December 2014.

    Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researchers, industrials and potential users interested in various applications of Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field. The integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an established field thanks to developments in Natural Language and technologies that made the storage and manipulation of large linguistic resources and datasets possible. The use of Natural Language in Software Engineering has contributed to both improving the development process from the viewpoints of developers (improve the process of conceptual modeling, validation, etc) and the usability of applications by users (natural language query interfaces, etc). NLDB’2015 will take place in Passau, Germany.

    NLDB 2015 invites researchers from academia and industry to submit papers for oral or poster presentations on recent, unpublished research that addresses theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP, as well as survey and discussion papers. For the 20th edition of NLDB, we especially solicit submissions for our special track: Natural Language and its connection to Semantic and Cognitive Computing. Deadline for paper submission: January 31, 2015.

    For more information, see http://nldb2015.org/

  • 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 http://rewriting.loria.fr/rta/ and http://rdp15.mimuw.edu.pl/, or contact the PC chair: Maribel.Fernandez at kcl.ac.uk

  • 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 http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/tlca/ and http://rdp15.mimuw.edu.pl/.

  • 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 http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/MPC2015/ or email jv at informatik.uni-bonn.de.

  • 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 http://socphilinfo.org/news/cfp/ or contact the organizers at phyllis.illari at ucl.ac.uk or G.Primiero at mdx.ac.uk.

  • 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 http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/

  • 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 http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/

  • 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 https://sites.google.com/site/juliastaffelphilosophy/few.

  • 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 https://sites.google.com/site/redraw2015/.

  • 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 http://www.umsl.edu/~slacrr/ or email slacrr at gmail.com.

  • 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 https://sites.google.com/site/gradexp2015/.

  • 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 st-andrews.ac.uk) and Stephen Read by Monday 12 January 2015. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of January.

    For more information, see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/events/event?id=866

  • 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 https://sites.google.com/site/szklarskaporebaworkshop16/call-for-papers or contact szklarskaporebaworkshop16 at gmail.com.

  • 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 http://spsp2015.au.dk/, or contact Sabina Leonelli, S.Leonelli at exeter.ac.uk.

  • 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 uva.nl. 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 http://amsci.nl/

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.

  • 21-22 May 2015, Symposium on the occasion of the retirements of Herman Ruge Jervell and Dag Normann, Oslo, Norway

    Newsitem added on 29 January 2015.

    The list of speakers includes Ulrich Berger (Swansea), Jean-Yves Girard (Luminy), John Longley (Edinburgh), Jan von Plato (Helsinki), Wolfram Pohlers (Munster), Michael Rathjen (Leeds) and Stan S. Wainer (Leeds).

    The symposium is co-located with the Workshop PCC 2015 May 23-24, 2015 and following the Abel Prize Award Ceremony, May 19, 2015 and the Abel Lectures and Science Lecture, May 20, 2015.

    For more information, see http://www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/groups/logic/events/conferences/

  • (New) 20 May 2015, Seminar on Provability, Interpretability, Intuitionism and Arithmetic, Room G2.13, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Date and time: Wednesday 20 May 2015, 15:00-17:00

    We will have a session with two speakers. You are kindly invited to attend.

    Speaker 1: Jeroen Goudsmit (Utrecht University)
    Title: Finite frames fail: How Infinity Works its Way into the Semantics of Admissibility

    Speaker 2: Rutger Kuyper (Radboud University Nijmegen)
    Title: Intuitionistic logic, computability, and the Medvedev and Muchnik lattices

    For more information, see http://phil.uu.nl/piia/

  • 18-19 May 2015, Proper Names Workshop, Budapest, Hungary

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    One of the central questions in philosophy of language and linguistic semantics in the 20th century was how we refer using proper names. Contemporary work on these issues is being conducted by both linguists and philosophers, and the nature of the topic and some of the recalcitrant problems facing extant accounts call for their collaborative interaction. Accordingly, our invited participants include scholars from both fields. The workshop will consist of six extended sessions over two days, each led by one of our invited speakers, with ample time for discussion and interaction with the distinguished group of invited discussants.

    Please let us know by May 5th if you would like to attend, so we can plan accordingly. For more information and a registration form, see http://ias.ceu.edu/node/43092 or contact croberts at ling.osu.edu or zvolenszky at elte.hu.

  • 14-16 May 2015, Fourth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2015), Lodz, Poland

    Newsitem added on 21 September 2014.

    The Department of English and General Linguistics at University of Lodz announces the Fourth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang2015). The principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, logicians and linguists.

    For more information, see http://www.csk.uni.lodz.pl/

  • 8-9 May 2015, Workshop "Just playing? Toy models in the Sciences", Munich, Germany

    Newsitem added on 11 December 2014.

    Toy models are ubiquitous in the natural and social sciences - prominent examples include the Ising model in physics, the Lotka-Volterra model in the life sciences, and the Schelling model in the social sciences. It is characteristic of toy models that they simplify radically and often succeed in identifying the crucial features that produce a phenomenon. Toy models play an important and, though, insufficiently appreciated role in philosophy of science. This workshop addresses several questions regarding the epistemic functions of toy models in the natural and social sciences.

    DATES AND REGISTRATION:

    Workshop Date: May 8-9, 2015

    Everyone is welcome to attend! Please e-mail the organizers in advance. For more information, see http://www.lmu.de/justplaying2015

  • 8 May 2015, Boole 200, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Newsitem added on 15 March 2015.

    The Dutch Organization for Logic and Philosophy of Science (VvL) and the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science would like to invite you to attend the symposium "Boole 200" on the occasion of George Boole's 200th birthday.

    For more information and a program, see http://www.verenigingvoorlogica.nl/activiteiten.shtml or http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6793.

  • 4-8 May 2015, 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015), Istanbul, Turkey

    Newsitem added on 25 September 2014.

    AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 by merging three highly respected meetings: the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS); the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL); and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA). The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally respected archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.

    For more information, see http://www.aamas2015.com/

  • 25 April 2015, Philosophical Festival DRIFT, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

    Date and time: Saturday 25 April 2015, 19:30
    Homepage: www.festivaldrift.nl

    DRIFT is an annual festival comprising lectures, presentations and debates representing a wide variety of philosophical disciplines. This year's theme is 'Towards Chaos'. Among this year's speakers are Graham Priest, Alessandra Palmigiano, Sally Haslanger, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Raymond Geuss, and Rob Riemen in debate with René Boomkens.

    For more information, see the website at http://www.festivaldrift.nlwebsite or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wijsgerig-Festival-DRIFT/164500041788?fref=ts, or contact festivaldrift@gmail.com

  • 23-24 April 2015, 1st Salzburg-Irvine-Munich Workshop in Logic and Philosophy of Science: Inductive Inferences in the Sciences, Salzburg, Austria

    Newsitem added on 15 March 2015.

    Prior registration is not required, but we would be grateful to know in advance that you plan to attend. For more information, see https://simworkshop.wordpress.com/ or http://philevents.org/event/show/17106, or contact organization.simworkshop at gmail.com

  • 22-24 April 2015, PROGIC 2015: Probability and Logic, Canterbury, England

    Newsitem added on 20 July 2014.

    This is the seventh in the progic series of conferences, which seeks to address the questions of whether, and if so, how, probability and logic should be combined. The 2015 conference will also be interested in connections between formal epistemology and inductive logic. Can inductive logic shed light on epistemological questions to do with belief, judgement etc.? Can epistemological considerations lead to a viable notion of inductive logic?

    Invited speakers include: Richard Bradley, Dorothy Edgington, John Norton, Jeanne Peijnenburg. The conference will be preceded by a two-day Spring School, where introductory lectures on the themes of the conference will be given by Juergen Landes, Jeff Paris, Niki Pfeifer, Gregory Wheeler, Jon Williamson.

    A limited number of bursaries are available to postgraduate students attending the Spring School and the conference: these will cover 50% of accommodation and registration costs. For further details please see the conference website http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/2015/progic/.

  • 20-22 April 2015, Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) Convention 2015, Canterbury, U.K.

    Newsitem added on 17 August 2014.

    The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 51st Convention will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, from 20-22nd April 2015.

    The convention is structured as a number of co-located symposia, together with a number of plenary talks and events. A symposium lasts for one or two days, and can include any type of event of academic benefit: talks, posters, panels, discussions, debates, demonstrations, outreach sessions, exhibits, etc. Each symposium is organised by its own programme committee.

    For more information, see http://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/events/2015/AISB2015/. or contact C.G.Johnson at kent.ac.uk.

  • 20 April 2015, Workshop "Logic from Descartes to Kant", Padua, Italy

    Newsitem added on 13 April 2015.

    Massimiliano Carrara (University of Padua and COGITO) and Riccardo Pinosio (ILLC, University of Amsterdam) are organizing a Workshop "Logic from Descartes to Kant"

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6848.

  • 17-19 April 2015, Conference in honour of Hugh Woodin's 60th birthday, Cambridge MA, U.S.A.

    Newsitem added on 2 October 2014.

    A conference in honor of Hugh Woodin's 60th birthday will be held at Harvard University on April 17-19, 2015.

    The speakers for the meeting will be Garth Dales, Qi Feng, Matt Foreman, Alexander Kechris, Menachem Magidor, Donald Martin, Grigor Sargsyan, Ted Slaman and John Steel.

    There is a conference website at:http://logic.harvard.edu/woodin_meeting.html Information will be added there as it becomes available. We would like to keep a head count of those planning to attend, so if you are planning to do so, please let us know at woodinbirthdayconference at gmail.com.

  • 9-11 April 2015, 1st Munich Graduate Workshop in Mathematical Philosophy, Munich, Germany

    Newsitem added on 2 October 2014.

    The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the first Munich Graduate Workshop in Mathematical Philosophy, 9 - 11 April 2015. The workshop is intended for masters and doctoral students with interests in the philosophical foundations of physics. The program will feature student presentations, keynote lectures, and `working groups? on advanced material at the forefront of contemporary research.

    Keynote Lectures: Harvey Brown (Oxford), Rüdiger Schack (London), Charlotte Werndl (Salzburg). Internal Lectures: Erik Curiel, Michael Cuffaro, Radin Dardashti, Samuel Fletcher, Paula Reichert, Karim Thébault

    For more information, see http://www.lmu.de/graduateworkshop2015/

  • 1-5 April 2015, 1st World Congress on Logic and Religion, Joao Pessoa, Brazil

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    Logic can be understood in different ways. The word "logic" has four basic meanings: reasoning, science, language and relation. Religion is also "relational", it can be viewed as the connection between human beings with life, reality, divinity. Logic, symbol of rationality, may appear as opposed to religion belief-oriented.

    But logic and religion are intertwinned in many ways. Theo-logy is the science of god. It includes some proofs of the existence of god ranging from Anselm to Gödel. Moreover in the Bible the logos is assimilated to God and this has been repercuted in occidental philosophy in different ways by philosophers such as Leibniz or Hegel. A religion like Buddhism is also strongly connected to reasoning as well as Islam and many others.

    This will be the first world congress on logic and religion. Relations between logic in all its dimensions - philosophical, mathematical, computational, linguistical - and the the different religions will be examined.

    For more information, see http://www.uni-log.org/logic-and-religion.html

  • 22-25 March 2015, Cultures of Mathematics IV, New Delhi, India

    Newsitem added on 24 July 2014.

    A research community that could be described with the phrase "Practice and Cultures of Mathematics" has studied mathematics as a human subject with different practices and cultures in recent years. This research has been closely linked to the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice community and its Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, but is broader in the sense that it is interested in the study of mathematical practices and cultures independently of whether there is an interaction with traditional philosophical questions (such as epistemology or ontology).

    In addition to many other meetings associated to the research community, there has been a series of meetings dealing specifically with the phenomenon of diversity of research cultures in mathematics: the traditional view claims that all of the differences between mathematical research cultures are superficial and do not touch the nature of mathematics; it is the goal of this research community to evaluate that claim by studying concrete examples. Here, culture should be understood very widely, and cultural differences can be found distinguishing mathematical subdisciplines, national cultures, cultures imposed by university or institute structures, etc.

    The meeting will focus on case studies from mathematical research that highlight cultural differences, methodological discussions of the use of empirical data from the study of mathematical practice for gaining insight in the phenomenon of mathematics, and fundamental questions about mathematics that require a view towards mathematics as a human discipline to be discussed.

    For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/spag/ml/Delhi2015/.

  • 19-21 March 2015, Three Rivers Philosophy Conference 2015 "Pictures and Proofs" (TRiP 2015), Columbia SC, U.S.A.

    Newsitem added on 7 September 2014.

    - What are the roles of pictures and diagrams in mathematical proofs, in formal reasoning, and in epistemic justification more broadly?
    - Can pictures by themselves serve as arguments insofar as they can be persuasive and even convey a sense of demonstrative certainty?
    For the most part, these two questions have been discussed separately. We seek to bring them together and thereby take them in new directions. These are philosophical questions that are addressed by many different disciplines: STS, history of science, mathematics, engineering, media studies, and the visual arts. They draw attention to technologies of picturing, the contexts of practice in which proofs and procedures of formal reasoning are employed, and problems and methods of teaching and communication.

    Further information will be posted at the conference website http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/phil/content/trip2015

  • 19-20 March 2015, Logic and Inference, London, U.K.

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    The role of logic can hardly be underestimated. On one hand, logical rules determine the basic canons of correct thinking. On the other, it is well known that very large portions of mathematics can be reconstructed only using logic and definitions. But what is logic? And how, if at all, can we know facts about logical validity? One promising starting point for answering these questions is the thought that logic, and our knowledge of it, are to be understood with reference to our *inferential practice*.

    Accordingly, the conference focuses on the twofold inferentialist idea that the meaning of a logical expression is determined by the rules for its correct deductive use, and that to know the meaning of a logical expression is to know how to use it correctly. This very popular idea among philosophers has never been systematically explored. The main aim of the conference is to clarify the position, and to explore its attractive, if controversial, epistemological ramifications.

    Website: http://inferenceandlogic.wordpress.com/conference/. Attendance is free. However, if you are planning to attend, please send an email to either Julien (j.murzi at gmail.com) or Florian (Florian.Steinberger at lmu.de).

  • 4-7 March 2015, 32nd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2015), Garching, Germany

    Newsitem added on 29 June 2014.

    The scope of the conference includes algorithms and data structures, automata and formal languages, computational complexity, and logic in computer science, ass well as current challenges such as natural computing, quantum computing and mobile and net computing. The conference features invited speakers Sanjeev Arora (CS, Princeton), Manuel Bodirsky (CNRS, LIX, Palaiseau) and Peter Sanders (KIT, Karlsruhe), as well as tutorials on Computational Social Choice (by Felix Brandt, TUM, Munich) and Algorithmic Game Theory (TBA).

    For more information, see http://www14.in.tum.de/STACS2015 or email pc-chairs-stacs2015 at easychair.org (for information regarding paper submission).

  • 2-6 March 2015, Jaist Logic Workshop Series 2015 "Constructivism and Computability", Kanazawa, Japan

    Newsitem added on 26 October 2014.

    JAIST Logic Workshop Series is a workshop series bringing together researchers from mathematical logic and its application, especially to artificial intelligence and software science. Each workshop has its own focus on a specific area of research in mathematical logic and its application. In 2015, JAIST Logic Workshop Series focuses on 'Constructivism and Computability', aiming at interaction and knowledge transfer between constructive mathematics and computability theory.

    For more information, see http://www.jaist.ac.jp/is/labs/ishihara-lab/jlws2015/

  • 2-6 March 2015, 9th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2015), Nice, Spain

    Newsitem added on 12 October 2014.

    LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2015 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 2014 will consist of invited talks and and peer-reviewed contributions

    For more information, see http://grammars.grlmc.com/lata2015/ or contact florentinalilica.voicu at urv.cat

  • 27 February - 1 March 2015, South-Eastern Logic Symposium (SEALS 2015), Gainesville FL, U.S.A.

    Newsitem added on 11 December 2014.

    The Southeastern Logic Symposium 2015 will take place at University of Florida in Gainesville on the weekend of February 28/March 1, beginning with a colloquium talk on Friday February 27, 4pm. The main theme will be computability, descriptive set theory,and their interaction.

    We have secured 25 prominent speakers for the conference. The plenary speakers include Denis Hirschfeldt, Andrew Marks, and Theodore Slaman; the Friday colloquium will be given by Henry Towsner. We do offer travel support for graduate students. We strongly encourage especially graduate students in set theory who wish to present a talk to apply.

    The website of the conference can be found at http://people.clas.ufl.edu/zapletal/event/seals-2015

  • 25-27 February 2015, Reasoning, Argumentation and Critical Thinking Instruction (RACT2015), Lund, Sweden

    Newsitem added on 29 June 2014.

    RACT2015 brings together international experts from fields as diverse as education, philosophy, speech communication, psychology, mathematics, and rhetoric, among others. The main purpose is to assess the state of the art in research on reasoning and argumentation that can play a load-bearing role in the development of cutting-edge critical thinking instruction, both as dedicated courses and across the curriculum.

    For more information, see http://ract2015.wordpress.com

  • 25-27 February 2015, Young Researchers' Conference "Frontiers of Formal Methods", Aachen, Germany

    Newsitem added on 7 December 2014.

    This conference is a forum of young researchers (typically PhD students) for exchanging current research results and broadening their academic network. The scope of the conference ranges over formal and algorithmic methods in computer science, in a broad sense.

    The conference consists of invited lectures by Moshe Vardi (Houston), Jean-Francois Raskin (Brussels), Joel Ouaknine (Oxford), Bernd Finkbeiner (Saarbrücken), Azadeh Farzan (Toronto), and Eric Bodden (Darmstadt), and short presentations (talks of 12 minutes duration).

    For more information, see http://ffm2015.rwth-aachen.de/

  • 23 February - 12 June 2015, M.Sc. distance learning course on "Modal Logics and Description Logics", Manchester, U.K.

    Newsitem added on 18 January 2015.

    For many applications, specific domain knowledge is required. Instead of coding such knowledge into a specific system in a way that it can never be changed (hidden in the overall implementation), different logic-based formalisms for representing different kinds of knowledge have been developed in the last 50 years. In this module, we discuss some of these approaches, namely modal logics and description logics.

    Description logics are mainly designed to represent and reason about the terminology of an application domain and form the logical underpinning of the Semantic Web ontology language OWL. Modal logics can be used to represent and reason about the behaviour of systems, for example agent based systems. For both logics, automated reasoning tools have been developed to answer queries about the knowledge representation explicitly. This module provides an introduction to various modal and description logics, how to formalise knowledge and questions about this knowledge in these logics, different approaches to automated reasoning for these logics, and the relationship between these logics and first-order logic.

    The module is entirely web-based, so a reliable internet connection is essential. Required Time per Week: 8-10 hours. A detailed module outline, learning outcomes, assessment information is available from the module website at http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/professional-development/study-options/. Registration deadline: 20 February 2015.

  • 15-19 February 2015, 5th Bar-Ilan Winter School on Cryptography: Advances in Practical Multiparty Computation, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Costs: free (registration required)
    Newsitem added on 9 October 2014.

    In the setting of secure multiparty computation, two or more parties with private inputs wish to compute some joint function of their inputs. The security requirements of such a computation are privacy (meaning that the parties learn the output and nothing more), correctness (meaning that the output is correctly distributed), independence of inputs, and more. This setting encompasses computations as simple as coin-tossing and agreement, and as complex as electronic voting, electronic auctions, electronic cash schemes, anonymous transactions, and private information retrieval schemes. Due to its generality, secure computation is a central tool in cryptography.

    The aim of the school is to start from the basics, and teach the material needed to bring the participants up to date with the latest results in this exciting field. The school program includes approximately 27 hours of lectures and a half-day excursion to Jerusalem. The last day of the school will be a mini-workshop where latest results will be presented.

    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.

    Participation is free, but registration is required. Please register by December 30, 2014. For more information, see http://crypto.2bwebsite.co.il/5th-biu-winter-school

  • 5-6 February 2015, Logic Now and Then 3 (LNAT3), Brussels, Belgium

    Newsitem added on 20 November 2014.

    The conference will be devoted to the relationship between the semantics and pragmatics of logical constants (connectives, quantifiers, modal operators). Its aim is to critically assess and contribute to semantic and pragmatic theories developed for constructions containing such operators in natural language. On the one hand, we hope to bring together cutting edge contributions to debates that are currently in full swing, but at the same time, we very much invite contributions of a more historical nature, which shed light on antecedents of current views and issues, thereby placing them in a wider diachronic perspective. In short, the semantics and pragmatics of logical constants now and then.

    Invited speakers:
    * Rick Nouwen (Utrecht University)
    * Daniel Rothschild (University College London)
    * Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp)

    For more information, see http://www.crissp.be/lnat3

  • 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: http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/index.html

  • 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 math.ucla.edu if you are interested. For further information as it develops, check the Web page for the meeting, http://www.logic.ucla.edu/vig2015.

  • 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: http://www.personalweb.unito.it/luca.mottoros/workshop280115.html

  • 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: https://sites.google.com/site/winterschoolondiagrams/winter-school-program.

  • 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 http://www.rug.nl/filosofie/news/events/winter-school-paradoxes-and-dilemmas Further inquiries can be directed to Catarina Dutilh Novaes, c.dutilh.novaes at rug.nl.

  • 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: https://sites.google.com/site/formcogsem/

  • 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 http://www.idquantique.com/instrumentation/training.html

  • 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 http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/events/camb-grad-conf-2015. For any further information, please see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=5928 or contact the conference organisers, Fiona Doherty and Fredrik Nyseth at cam.phil.grad.conf at googlemail.com.

  • 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 http://sotfom.wordpress.com/.

  • 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 http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~icla15/. Any further queries related to the conference may be sent to the following email address: icla15 at cse.iitb.ac.in.

  • 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, http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~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: http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~alc15/index.html

  • 5-9 January 2015, Boolean algebras, Lattices, universal Algebra, Set theory, Topology (BLAST 2014), 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 2014 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 http://www.math.nmsu.edu/blast2015/ or contact BLAST at math.nmsu.edu.

MoL and PhD defenses

  • 13 May 2015, Master of Logic defense, Jonathan Mallinson

    Title: Modelling Syntactic and Semantic Tasks with Linguistically Enriched Recursive Neural
    Date and time: Wednesday 13 May 2015, 13:30
    Location: B0.206, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Jelle Zuidema
    For more information, please contact f.kortenbach at uva.nl
  • 20 April 2015, Master of Logic defense, Babette Paping

    Title: A game theoretic approach to cost allocation in the Dutch electricity grid
    Date and time: Monday 20 April 2015, 15:00 - 17:15
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof.Dr. Krzystof Apt (CWI), Drs. Rene van den Brink (VU) en Prof.Dr. Annelies Huygen (TNO)
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at uva.nl
  • 11 March 2015, Master of Logic defense, Roosmarijn Eva Goldbach

    Title: Modelling Democratic Deliberation
    Date and time: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 14:00 hours
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisors: Dr. Alexandru Baltag & Dr. Ulle Endriss
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at uva.nl
  • 9 March 2015, Master of Logic defense, Iris van de Pol

    Title: A Computational Model of Theory of Mind and its Complexity (werktitel)
    Date and time: Monday 9 March 2015, 12:30
    Location: Room B0.201, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
    Supervisors: Jakub Szymanik (ILLC) and Iris van Rooij (Radboud University)
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at uva.nl
  • 25 February 2015, Master of Logic defense, Masa Mocnik

    Title: Slovenian Perfective and Imperfective Explicit Performative Utterances
    Date and time: Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 12:00 o'clock
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisors: Dr. M.D. Aloni & Prof.dr. F. Veltman
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at uva.nl
  • 23 February 2015, Master of Logic defense, Sanne Kosterman

    Title: Learning in Games through Social Networks
    Date and time: Monday 23 February 2015, 14:00 hours
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisors: Nina Gierasimczuk, Krzysztof Apt and Jan Willem van Houwelingen (KPMG)
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at uva.nl
  • 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 uva.nl
  • 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 uva.nl
  • 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 uva.nl

Projects and Awards

  • (New) Four Vidi grants at ILLC

    Newsitem added on 18 May 2015.

    The ILLC is extremely proud to announce that NWO has awarded prestigious VIDI grants to four ILLC researchers. Congratulations to Raquel Fernandez, Floris Roelofsen, Christian Schaffner en Ivan Titov.

    The VIDI grant is part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme run by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). It is one of the most prestigeous grants for researchers in the Netherlands, enabling researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to appoint one or more researchers.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6899 and http://www.nwo.nl/onderzoek-en-resultaten/programmas/vernieuwingsimpuls/ .

  • Raquel Alhama wins best student poster award at ICCM

    Newsitem added on 13 April 2015.

    Computational linguist Raquel Alhama (ILLC) wins best student poster award at the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (ICCM'15) with her work on: "How should we evaluate models of segmentation in artificial language learning?" (with Remko Scha and Jelle Zuidema).

    For more information, see http://clclab.humanities.uva.nl/news/

  • Mostafa Dehghani wins Best Poster Award at ECIR2015

    Newsitem added on 13 April 2015.

    Mostafa Dehghani, from ILLC received the Best Poster Award of European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR2015). The prize is received for a poster presentation of the paper entitled "Sources of Evidence for Automatic Indexing of Political Texts" (co-authored by Hosein Azarbonyad, Maarten Marx, and Jaap Kamp).

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6847 or contact dehghani at uva.nl.
  • EU MC Fellowship for Tamara Dobler

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    Dr Tamara Dobler has been awarded an EU Marie Curie Individual Fellowship for the project Radical Contextualism and the Science of Meaning. Dr Dobler will be appointed at the Faculty of Humanities, and will carry out her project at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC). The overall purpose of the project is to investigate the impact that radical contextualism has upon certain foundational issues in philosophy of language, formal semantics, and philosophy of science.

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/content/press-releases/2015/03/

  • UvA-VU cooperation in Digital Humanities granted

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    As a part of the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA), the UvA and VU recently awarded 3 million euros for the new Data Science research program. Within this project, UvA researchers Rens Bod (FNWI&FGW) and Julia Noordegraaf (FGW) together with VU researchers landed a project entitled "Quality and Perspectives in Deep Data". In this project a *longue durée* perspective on data will be developed. Two postdocs will be jointly appointed at the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. These postdocs will develop tools to research respectively the long-term changes in cultural expressions (1600-2000), and the identification of factors that affect the quality of textual sources.

    For more information, see http://amsterdamdatascience.nl/news/amsterdam-data-science-receives-aaa-funding/ or contact rens.bod at gmail.com

  • 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 http://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/nieuws/uva-nieuws/content/persberichten/2014/11/.

  • 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: http://www.unilever.nl/innovatie/unileverresearchprijs/
    MSc Logic: http://www.illc.uva.nl/MScLogic/

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

  • 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 http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/item/

Funding, Grants and Competitions

  • Les bourses françaises d'excellence Descartes

    Newsitem added on 30 April 2015.

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    Plus de 120 étudiants issus de toutes les universités néerlandaises ont déjà eu l'opportunité de partir étudier en France grâce aux bourses d'excellence Descartes. Accueillis dans des établissements reconnus pour la grande qualité de leurs enseignements, ces étudiants ont pu parfaire leur formation initiale dans différentes disciplines.

    Choisir la France pour une poursuite d'études, c'est opter comme près de 700 étudiants néerlandais pour le troisième pays d'accueil d'étudiants étrangers. Les établissements d'enseignement supérieur français sont reconnus pour leur grande qualité, leur dynamisme et leur ouverture sur le monde, comme en témoignent les nombreux cursus internationaux offerts.

    For more information, see http://www.ambafrance-nl.org/Les-bourses-francaises-d-482

  • Beth Dissertation Prize

    Newsitem added on 19 April 2015.

    Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information) 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 2014. The dissertations will be judged on technical depth and strength, originality, and impact made in at least two of three fields of Logic, Language, and Computation. Interdisciplinarity is an important feature of the theses competing for the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize.

    Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in the areas of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st, 2014 and December 31st, 2014. Theses must be written in English; however, the Committee accepts submissions of English translations of theses originally written in other languages, and for which a PhD was awarded in the preceding two years (i.e. between January 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2013). There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or on the university where the Ph.D. was granted.

    Deadline for submissions: 27th April. For more information, see the Beth prize webpage at http://www.folli.info/?page_id=74 or contact ipratt at cs.man.ac.uk

  • Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2015

    Newsitem added on 8 February 2015.

    The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2013 and 31.12.2014 are eligible for nomination for the award. The 2015 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 7-10 September 2015, in Berlin (Germany).

    The deadline for submission is 15 April 2015. Nominations can be submitted from 1 January 2015 and should be sent to the chair of the Jury, Anuj Dawar, by e-mail. For more information, see http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html.

  • Funding possibilities for workshops at the Lorentz Center

    Newsitem added on 13 April 2015.

    The Lorentz Center facilitates and funds international workshops at the forefront of the sciences. The workshops bring together scientists in a work environment that fosters exchange and interaction and the establishment of collaborations.

    15 May 2015 is the next deadline for proposals for workshops at the Lorentz Center. This deadline is for workshops that will take place between January and August 2016.

    For more information, see https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/progsel.php

  • Creative Mind Prize 2015

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    The ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015 will be presented to a young academic with an original and exciting research proposal that centres around the aspects of creativity, cognition and/or the workings of the human brain.

    The winner will receive € 10.000, to be used for purposes in accordance with the submitted proposal. The prize winner will also have the opportunity to carry out his/her research plan with an ABC Talent Grant with a max of € 100.000. The prize will be presented in a ceremony on Monday 1 June 2015 at 'De Brakke Grond'.

    Deadline for applications: April 15, 2015. For more information, see http://abc.uva.nl/creatieve-geest-prijs/creatieve-geest-prijs-2015.html

  • Call for Nominations: IFAAMAS-13 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award

    Newsitem added on 11 December 2014.

    Nominations are invited for the 2014 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award sponsored by IFAAMAS, the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, and to be presented at AAMAS-2015.

    Eligible doctoral dissertations are those defended between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 in the area of Autonomous Agents or Multiagent Systems. This award includes a certificate and a 1500EUR payment.

    The dissertation must be nominated by the thesis supervisor and submitted on or before February 28, 2015. For more information, see the IFAAMAS and AAMAS-2015 websites at http://www.ifaamas.org/ and http://www.aamas2015.com/.

  • E.W. Beth Prize: 2015 call for nominations

    Newsitem added on 8 February 2015.

    Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information) 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 2014. The dissertations will be judged on technical depth and strength, originality, and impact made in at least two of three fields of Logic, Language, and Computation. Interdisciplinarity is an important feature of the theses competing for the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize.

    Deadline for Submissions: April 27th, 2015. For more information, see http://www.folli.info/?page_id=84 .

  • NWO: Added Value through Humanities

    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    Added Value through Humanities provides grants for experienced researchers in the field of humanities wishing to start a collaboration with public and/or private partners or to strengthen an already existing collaboration.

    Submission deadline: Thursday 18 June 2015 14:00. For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/gw/

  • 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 http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/gradschool/funding.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6127 or the research-group homepage at http://bath.ac.uk/comp-sci/research/mathematical-foundations. To apply, including information on prerequisites, see http://www.bath.ac.uk/science/graduate-school/research-programmes/.

  • 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 http://abc.uva.nl/about-the-center/abc-calls-2014-2015/abc-project-grant/.

Open Positions at ILLC

  • Project assistant LogiCIC

    Newsitem added on 15 May 2015.

    The ILLC is currently looking for a temporary, part-time Project assistant who will provide professional support for Sonja Smets’ ERC Project, LogiCIC.

    The LogiCIC project on 'The Logical Structure of Correlated Information Change' currently consists of two PhD candidates, one postdoctoral researcher and the Principal investigator Sonja Smets. This team engages in theoretical research within the interdisciplinary area that connects logic, analytic philosophy, game theory and quantum information theory. In the framework of the LogiCIC project, the team organizes a local seminar series, several 1-day mini-workshops as well as a bigger annual international workshop. The team also hosts both short-term and long-term academic visitors in the framework of the project’s visitors’ programme. Via these events, the project’s team has built up an academic network of international researchers that are active in this area. The new Project assistant will support the team in its main organizational and communication tasks.

    The ideal candidate is a born organizer: a flexible, accurate, team-oriented person, capable of working independently, of quickly adjusting to changes of plan, with outstanding social and communicative skills. Requirements include an MA or MSc (subject open). The appointment is for 16 hours per week, and is on a temporary basis for a period of maximum 18 months, with an initial trial period of two months. Preferred starting date: 1 July 2015, but no later than 1 August 2015.

    Application deadline: 31 May 2015. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-167.html. or contact Dr Sonja Smets at S.J.L.Smets at uva.nl.

  • Postdoctoral research fellow

    Newsitem added on 17 April 2015.

    The ILLC has an opening for a 2-year Research Fellow (Experienced Researcher) position as part of the ESSENCE (Evolution of Shared SEmaNtics in Computational Environments) Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), a four-year international collaborative research training project coordinated by the University of Edinburgh. This is a high-profile position that offers exceptional benefits ideally suited for top candidates.

    ESSENCE conducts research and provides research training in various aspects of the evolution and negotiation of meaning within communities and computer networks. The research project supports 15 pre- and post-doctoral fellows that will work toward a set of different research projects within this overall theme, ranging from symbol grounding and ontological reasoning to game-theoretic models of communication and crowdsourcing.

    For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/

  • PhD position at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

    Newsitem added on 13 April 2015.

    The ILLC currently has one PhD position available at the Faculty of Science starting on 1 September 2015. Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in a research area within ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.

    Application deadline: 5 May 2015. For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6850.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6129.

Open Positions, General

  • PhD student position in nonmonotonic logics and formal argumentation, Bochum (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 13 April 2015.

    The Institute for Philosophy II at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) invites applications for a PhD research position in the domain of nonmonotonic logics and formal argumentation. The position is part of a research project on formal argumentation and defeasible reasoning.

    Duration: 4 years (incl. trial period). Starting date: 1. September 2015 (latest). Public salary TV-L 13, 65%. The candidate is supposed to have an MA degree (or equivalent) in philosophy, computer science or mathematics. Candidates with a background in formal logic and/or formal argumentation are preferred. Mastering the German language is not required.

    Deadline for the application: 17 May 2015. For more information, see http://homepages.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/defeasible-reasoning/call-phd2.html.

  • PhD Studentships in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering

    Newsitem added on 10 May 2015.

    The University of Southampton is delighted to invite applications for up to 35 fully-funded PhD studentships in the department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) tenable from 1st October 2015.

    For more information, see https://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=526015FP

  • PhD student positions in theoretical computer sciences, Birmingham (U.K.)

    Newsitem added on 8 February 2015.

    The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham invites applications for PhD study.

    We are a group of (mostly) theoretical computer scientists who explore fundamental concepts in computation and programming language semantics. This often involves profound and surprising connections between different areas of computer science and mathematics. From category theory to ?-calculus and computational effects, from topology to constructive mathematics, from game semantics to program compilation, this is a diverse field of research that continues to provide new insight and underlying structure.

    For more information, see the webpage of the theory group at http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/groupings/theory/ and the poster at http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/groupings/theory/phdposter.html.

  • Postdoctoral position in Abstract Algebra / Logic (31m), Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    Newsitem added on 8 February 2015.

    The University of Luxembourg has the a vacancy in the Mathematics Research Unit for a Postdoc in Mathematics Area (Abstract Algebra, Functional Equations, Logic, Mathematics of Operations Research). Duration: 31 months, starting from August 1, 2015.

    The position is open until filled. Details may be found at http://emea3.mrted.ly/l6mg, or at the webpage of Jean-Luc Marichal's working group, at http://wwwen.uni.lu/recherche/fstc/mathematics_research_unit/research_areas/.

  • Postdoctoral position (2y) in descriptive set theory, Torino (Italy)

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    There is an opportunity to apply for a 2-years fellowship in Torino University Mathematics Department in the field of Mathematical Logic with a focus in Descriptive Set Theory (to be meant with the broadest possible meaning).

    Applications must be received before 5 May, 2015. The details on the application can be found at: http://www.train2move.unito.it/data/T2M_Callforproposals_2015.pdf, and the website on which one can gather all infomations is: http://www.train2move.unito.it/login.html. The deadline is 5th of may 2015. Those interested to apply can contact one of the following members of the logic group of the mathematics department in Torino: matteo.viale at unito.it, alessandro.andretta at unito.it or luca.mottoros at unito.it.

  • PhD student position in probabilististic analysis of algorithms, Twente (The Netherlands), Deadline 15 Mar 2015

    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    A full-time PhD position is available within an NWO project on probabilistic analysis of algorithms.

    The position is within the group Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming (DMMP) at the Department of Applied Mathematics. The project is funded by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and is embedded in the University of Twente's Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), the largest academic ICT research institute in the Netherlands.

    The successful candidate should have a Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field. A solid background in Discrete Optimization, Theoretical Computer Science, or the Analysis of Algorithms is highly appreciated but not a must as the candidate will be given the opportunity to follow courses in the LNMB PhD program during her/his first year.

    Deadline for applications is March 15, 2015. The intended starting date is summer/spring 2015, the exact starting date is negotiable. For more information see http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/?VacatureID=711594 or contact Bodo Manthey at b.manthey at utwente.nl.

  • Postdoctoral / PhD student position in Algorithms, Potsdam (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 19 April 2015.

    Applications are invited for a PostDoc / PhD Position in Algorithms (m/f) at the newly founded research group Algorithm Engineering at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) of University of Potsdam, Germany. HPI carries out internationally acclaimed research and offers innovative academic majors in the field of IT Systems Engineering.

    The position is full-time and can be started as soon as possible for the applicant. The contract for postdocs will be limited to two years with the possibility of extension. Applicants should have an excellent first academic degree in mathematics, computer science or a related discipline.

    Interested candidates should direct their questions and applications via email to Tobias Friedrich (friedrich at hpi.de) before May 1, 2014. More information can be found at https://hpi.de/friedrich/open-positions.html.

  • Postdoctoral fellowship in philosophy, London (U.K.)

    Newsitem added on 9 April 2015.

    The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science seeks applications for a one-year LSE Fellowship in Philosophy.

    The Department has teaching needs primarily in introduction to philosophy, argumentative writing, philosophy and the behavioural sciences and 20th century analytical philosophy. The successful candidate will have experience in these areas and be able to teach and do research in these areas and take on some academic administration. Candidates should have a relevant PhD at the time of appointment, possess excellent written and oral communication skills and have excellent teaching and research skills.

    Reference nr 1458973. Applications must be received before 29 April, 2015. For more information, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/philosophy/blog/2015/04/03/. Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to philosophy-dept at lse.ac.uk.

  • Analysis studentship (postgraduate) in philosophy, United Kingdom

    Newsitem added on 26 March 2015.

    The Analysis Committee proposes to award at least one and up to three studentships equal to the full-time maintenance grant for an Arts and Humanities Research Council postgraduate studentship for the year 2015-016. The studentship is designed to support a promising philosopher who does not have other means of support (e.g. a temporary or permanent lectureship or a research fellowship) and to enable him or her to conduct full-time research. The funds are solely for maintenance and support of research, and not institutional overheads.

    Candidates for the studentship should be pursuing research at a British university, at the beginning of their academic career, and, at the time of taking up the award, should have completed at least three and no more than 5 years of full-time research, or the part-time equivalent. Candidates may make a case for circumstances that exempt them from these eligibility criteria. The research should be on a subject which falls under the traditional concerns of Analysis. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have recently completed a PhD or be very close to completion, and have a CV which would make him or her a strong contender for a Junior Research Fellowship or similar appointment.

    Deadline for applications: 27 April 2015. For more information, see http://www.analysistrust.org/society/analysis/studentship.html

  • W3 Professorship in Theoretical Computer Science, Bremen (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 13 April 2015.

    The University of Bremen, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, invites applications for the permanent position of Full Professor of Theoretical Computer Science (W3).

    The successful applicant will represent the field of Theoretical Computer Science in research and teaching and should have an excellent research and publication record in relevant subject areas such as Complexity Theory, Algorithmic Graph Theory or Complexity of Constraint Satisfaction Problems. She/he will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and is invited to participate in the supervision of student projects. Commitment to teaching, didactic innovation, and contributions to the internationalization of the University of Bremen are expected.

    The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the university's research funding through the acquisition of research grants. A cooperation with associated research institutes such as the Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is encouraged.

    Please send your application by April 24th, 2015, mentioning the application code P559/15. For more information, see https://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cms/detail.php?id=81914&language=en or contact the Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics and Informatics, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill (dekanin at fb3.uni-bremen.de).

  • Ph.D. Position in Model Theory at University of Konstanz (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 30 April 2015.

    A Ph.D. position for 36 months is available at the University of Konstanz under Dr. Eleftheriou's supervision. The Ph.D. student will be amalgamated in the model theory group of the University of Konstanz and be expected to work on topics related to o-minimality. Students with some background in logic or model theory are most suited to apply. Start date: September 1, 2015 (flexible).

    Funding is provided by the Young Scholar Fund of the German Excellence Initiative and a DFG Research Grant. It includes a salary for 36 months at standard DFG rates, plus full health and social benefits. There are no mandatory teaching duties. Knowledge of English language is required.

    Deadline: June 15, 2015. For more information, see http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~pelefthe/PhD_position.html or contact Pantelis Eleftheriou at panteleimon.eleftheriou at uni-konstanz.de.

  • PhD student position in psychology of reasoning, judgment or decision making, Munich (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and the Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion at LMU Munich seek applications for a Doctoral Fellowship.

    The successful candidate has a background in cognitive science or philosophy and works on problems from the psychology of reasoning, judgment or decision-making. She or he will be part of a team of philosophers and psychologists led by Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck and MCMP) and Stephan Hartmann (MCMP). The fellowship is sponsored by Ulrike Hahn's Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The stipend is for three years, and it should be taken up by October 1, 2015, but a later starting date is also possible.

    The successful candidate will partake in all of MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and financial support. The official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.

    Applications must be received before 22 April, 2015. For more information, see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/doc_fellows_2015/. Contact for informal inquiries: Professor Ulrike Hahn (U.Hahn at bbk.ac.uk) and Professor Stephan Hartmann (S.Hartmann at lmu.de).

  • Postdoctoral positions in logic and theoretical computer science, Basque Country (Spain)

    Newsitem added on 1 March 2015.

    Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science, has opened a call for postdoctoral researchers.

    This call offres 15 contract positions for postdoctoral researchers, within any of the Basque Research Institution (Universities, BERC - Basque Excellence Research Centres, CIC – Cooperative Research Centres, Biomedical institutions and Technology Corporations, among others).

    Applications must be received before 15 April, 2015. For more information, see http://www.ikerbasque.net/your_cv/insert_your_cv/research_fellows_2015_2.html Applicants interested in logic and theoretical computer science may contact Hubie Chen (hubie.chen at ehu.eus) with informal inquiries / for informal discussion.

  • PhD student position in theoretical philosophy, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Newsitem added on 15 March 2015.

    The Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, has one vacant PhD position in theoretical philosophy (logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, as well as the history of these subdisciplines).

    The duration of the position is four years. To be qualified for doctoral studies in Theoretical Philsophy you need a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and at least 30 ECTS credits at advanced level (which should include a thesis).

    You are welcome to apply until April 15, 2015. Ref. nr. SU FV-0632-15. For further details, see the full announcement here: http://www.philosophy.su.se/polopoly_fs/1.228010.1426158444!/menu/standard/file/. Further queries can be sent to Professor Peter Pagin, peter.pagin at philosophy.su.se.

  • AAA Data Science Postdoctoral researcher in Digital Humanities

    Newsitem added on 9 April 2015.

    Amsterdam Data Science, an initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), VU University Amsterdam (VU), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is looking for 14 researchers at the postdoctoral/PhD level. These positions are funded by the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA), a joint initiative of the UvA and VU aimed at intensifying collaboration with each other and knowledge institutions in the region, to cement Amsterdam's position as a hub of academic excellence. These positions are partially co-funded by CWI, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the UvA, HvA, ORTEC, Spinoza fund of Prof. Vossen, and VUmc.

    For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/content/2015/04/

  • Logic PhD position (Gothenburg)

    Newsitem added on 9 April 2015.

    This is an announcement for a fully funded Ph.D. position in Logic in the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg.

    Note that the applications are due by 11:59 PM (Sweden time) May 4, 2015. For more information, see http://flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/admission

  • PhD student position in collective reasoning, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    Newsitem added on 15 March 2015.

    The Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) Group at the University of Luxembourg, and the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy (ESPP) at the University of Groningen is looking for a Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Collective Reasoning.

    The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the ICR Group (icr.uni.lu) led by Prof. Leon van der Torre at the University of Luxembourg (year 1 and 2), and in the Department of ESPP at the University of Groningen led by Prof. Frank Hindriks (year 3 and 4). You will obtain a joint degree from both institutions (cotutelle).

    The goal of the PhD project is to develop and evaluate a conceptual, formal and computational framework for the analysis of collective reasoning and decision-making. The aim is to advance understanding of mutually beneficial and normatively appropriate choices in cooperative settings. Applications can concern expert panels and committee decision-making in general, and, for instance, central bank monetary policy committees, climate panels, medical ethical committees, and parliamentary committees in particular.

    Reference number: F1-070075. Interested candidates are invited to send their complete application including before March 31, 2015. For more information, see http://emea3.mrted.ly/lli8.

  • PhD student position in History of Science, Uppsala (Sweden)

    Newsitem added on 15 February 2015.

    The Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden, is searching for students with a master degree and historical research interests of relevance for history of science.

    The Office for the History of Science is a research unit within the Department of History of Science and Ideas. The 4-year PhD position is part of their research program that aims at investigating how modes of natural inquiry (of which science is just one) emerged and developed in their specific social and cultural milieus. A close study of techniques of knowledge production as well as reciprocal interactions between respective knowledge communities will enlighten the process of how, where and when a specific mode of natural inquiry called 'science' came into existence in the global past. The research project has a focus on global developments of late 17th until early 20th century.

    Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities such as seminars, workshops, etc. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments, at the most 20% of full time. The working language in the Department is Swedish, in the Office it is English but research can be conducted in either English or Swedish. Basic reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within two years. The positions are available from 2015-09-01.

    Deadline for submitting an application is March 31st, 2015. Reference number: UFV-PA 2015/133. For further information see http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=56567

  • Lectureship in Philosophy, Dublin (Ireland)

    Newsitem added on 22 March 2015.

    Applications are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer (above the bar) in Philosophy, UCD School of Philosophy. This is an academic teaching and research post within the School of philosophy.

    The School has a particular need for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision in various aspects of analytic philosophy, including some of the following: epistemology (including social epistemology), logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, aesthetics, metaphysics, mind and action and moral theory. The range of further possible teaching is quite broad, including periods of the history of philosophy from mediaeval through Modern Philosophy to pragmatism and twentieth century analytic philosophy including Wittgenstein. It is also expected the appointee will contribute to the development of high quality research in analytic philosophy in the School through significant publications and research collaborations and the organisation of and contribution to workshops, seminars and conferences.

    Please note, 1 or 2 posts may be offered following competition. It is envisaged an appointee will commence in post on 1 September 2015.

    Closing date: 17:00hrs (GMT) on Monday 30th March 2015. For more information, see http://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/newsevents/

  • Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief ACM Transactions on Computational Logic

    Newsitem added on 22 February 2015.

    The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (TOCL) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC. TOCL was established in 2000 and has been experiencing steady growth, with 74 submissions received in 2014.

    Nominations, including self nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TOCL EiC, beginning on July 1, 2015. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.

    The deadline for submitting nominations is March 30, 2015, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For further details, see http://tocl.acm.org/announcements/Call-for-Nominations.pdf

  • Junior Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy (non-tenured, 6y), Hamburg (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 22 February 2015.

    The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Hamburg invites applications for a Junior Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy, to commence on 1 October 2015. This is a non-tenured, 6-year position.

    We are seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise in theoretical philosophy to join our growing Philosophy Department. The successful applicant will have an AOS in one or more of the following fields: philosophy of logic, metaphysics, philosophy of action, or free will. The candidate should also be willing and able to contribute to the departmental research focus on Grounds, Causes, and Reasons.

    The deadline for applications is 19 March 2015. The official job advertisement, including details on how to apply (and on legal matters), can be found here: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/Gwiss_JP233_19-03-15_e.pdf. If you have any questions regarding the position, you can contact the head of the Department, Prof. Benjamin Schnieder (benjamin.schnieder at uni-hamburg.de).

  • Lectureship in Philosophy, London (U.K.)

    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    The Philosophy Department at King;s College London is seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in philosophy. Competence and ability to teach at all levels in one or more core areas of analytical philosophy other than moral philosophy (e.g. metaphysics, logic, epistemology, philosophy of religion) is required. Research interests in Late Ancient and / or Early Medieval Philosophy will be an advantage. This is a permanent post available from 1 September 2015.

    The successful candidate will show evidence of excellence in research and will have the ability to teach to the highest professional standards at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including designing and convening of modules, lecturing, seminar teaching, providing formative feedback, supervising dissertations at all levels, and examining. She/he will have pastoral duties as a personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will undertake administrative duties as required by the Head of Department.

    Closing date: 15 March 2015. Reference: THW/15/059639/102. Further details: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=57891.

  • Postdoctoral position in set theory, Sao Paolo (Brazil)

    Newsitem added on 15 February 2015.

    We would like to announce a post-doctoral position in the Departament of Mathematics of the University of São Paulo (Brazil) within the scope of the set-theoretic aspects of Banach spaces and related structures, to work in a joint project of Christina Brech and Piotr Koszmider (IM PAN, Warsaw) who will spend 3 months each year in São Paulo during the project. This position is for a period of 12 months, starting between April and September 2015.

    Candidates interested in related fields such as applications of forcing in analysis or set-theoretic aspects of C*-algebras, or planning to develop their interests in these directions are welcome. The extended group includes Valentin Ferenczi, Eloi Medina Galego and Artur Tomita and other postdocs such as Dana Bartosova and Brice Mbombo.

    Application deadline: March 15th 2015. For more information, see http://www.ime.usp.br/~brech/PVE/positions.html or send a message at brech at ime.usp.br or p.koszmider at impan.pl.

  • PhD student position (or postdoctoral position) in logic in computer science, Konstanz (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 22 February 2015.

    The Chair for Software and Systems Engineering (Prof. Stefan Leue) in the department of Computer and Information Science, has an opening for the position of a PhD student (preferred) or Post-Doc. The position may be interesting for a logician with strong interests in logic in computer science (e.g., temporal logics, model checking, program semantics, etc.). Proficiency in German is not a prerequisite for this position.

    In the research group of Prof. Stefan Leue, we like to work on formal methods for software and systems modelling and analysis, with particular interest in applying formal methods research in practical settings. We have recently come up with the concept of causality checking and are developing tools for system safety analysis.

    Applications must be received before 9 March, 2015. For more information, see the official job ad in German and English at http://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/?cont=stellausw&seite=2015/

  • Faculty position in Programming Principles, Logic and Verification, London (U.K.)

    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    The Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL) invites applications for a faculty position in the area of Programming Principles, Logic, and Verification. We seek world-class talent; candidates must have an outstanding research track record.

    In Programming Principles, Logic, and Verification, our interests span theory and practice, including logic, semantics, language design, program analysis, program verification, systems verification, systems modelling, compilation, and theorem proving. We have outstanding connections with cutting-edge industry and excellent connections with other groups at UCL, including Systems and Networks, Information Security, and Software Systems Engineering.

    Closing Date

    6 Mar 2015

    Closing Date 6 March 2015. Reference number: 1450731. Further details about UCL CS, the post, and how to apply may be found on UCL's Jobs site, at https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/. Or contact Prof. David Pym (Head of Programming Principles, Logic and Verification) at d.pym at ucl.ac.uk or Prof. John Shawe-Taylor (Head of Department) at j.shawe-taylor at ucl.ac.uk.

  • Research assistant position (postdoctoral) in "Social Machines of Mathematics", Oxford (U.K.)

    Newsitem added on 5 February 2015.

    We are pleased to announce the opening of a full-time Research Assistant position at the University of Oxford, as part of the EPSRC Social Machines of Mathematics project, led by Professor Ursula Martin.

    This project works towards a broad goal of understanding the production of mathematics as a social machine, a combination of people, computers, and archives to create and apply mathematics. Project activities include: studies of mathematicians working collaboratively, both on-line and face-to-face, to understand more about the production of mathematics; developing a theory of such collaborative activities; and designing prototype tools to support collaboration. The post is fixed-term for up to 2 years, with the possibility of extension.

    Vacancy ID : 116879. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 March 2015. For more information, see https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/ or contact Professor Ursula Martin at Ursula.Martin at cs.ox.ac.uk.

  • Open PhD/Postdoc position at the DWS Group, Mannheim

    Time: 12-48 months
    Location: Mannheim, Germany
    Function: PhD/Postdoc researcher
    Research Topic: Artificial intelligence
    Newsitem added on 5 March 2015.

    A position is currently open for a (highly motivated) PhD student or early Postdoc at the Data and Web Science (DWS) Group at the University of Mannheim, Germany, starting this fall (2015).

    She/he will work on a project on entity-centric information extraction for the finance domain. The project will involve close collaboration with a local company that develops financial software, and will proceed under the direction of Prof. S. Ponzetto and Prof. H. Stuckenschmidt.

    The aim of the project is to design and test new user-centric NLP-based methodologies and services for the personalized extraction of financial entities, events and relations from heteregenous data sources (webpages, financial feeds, corporate databases).

    For more information, please contact camilo.thorne at gmail.com

    Or see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6777.

  • Postdoctoral position in logic-based refactoring of description logic ontologies, Oxford (U.K.)

    Newsitem added on 8 February 2015.

    We are pleased to announce the opening of a full-time Research Assistant position at the University of Oxford, as part of the EPSRC project 'LOREF: Logic-based refactoring of description logic ontologies' led by Dr Nadeschda Nikitina.

    You would be contributing to the research of the group by developing algorithms and software for refactoring Description Logic ontologies, and related Semantic Web infrastructure. The primary selection criteria are a PhD in computer science or related discipline (or shortly be expecting to obtain one), good verbal and written communication skills, and proven research experience in description logic and/or semantic web technologies. Good programming skills are desirable, preferably in Java.

    Closing Date : 02-Mar-2015 12.00 noon. Interviews are expected to be held in the second week of March 2015. For more information, see https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/ or contact Nadeschda Nikitina at Nadeschda.Nikitina at cs.ox.ac.uk

  • One postdoctoral position and two PhD student positions in "Emergence of Relativism", Vienna (Austria)

    Newsitem added on 19 January 2015.

    One Postdoc Position (four years) and Two PhD Studentships (three years) are available at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, in the ERC-funded project "The Emergence of Relativism: Historical, Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives" (ERC Advanced Grant, PI: Prof. Martin Kusch), June 2014 to May 2019.

    For the postdoc position we are looking for a philosopher, or a historian of philosophy, or a sociologist of knowledge, interested in studying the emergence and development of relativistic themes in the 19th and early 20th century in works about the social world by political philosophers, forerunners and practitioners of the social sciences in general, and the sociology of knowledge in particular.

    For the PhD studentship positions we are looking for philosophers with an interest in studying relativism from a systematic rather than a historical perspective. The PhD project must fit within the framework of the overall ERC project as outlined in the documents above. We are particularly interested in proposals focusing on debates around the sociology of knowledge or historicism, but other proposals will also be considered.

    None of these positions involves a teaching obligation. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is important. Deadline for applications: March 1st 2015.

    For more information see the project page at http://philosophie.univie.ac.at/forschung/. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Martin Kusch at martin.kusch at univie.ac.at.

  • Tenure-track position in theoretical computer science, Salt Lake City UT (U.S.A.)

    Newsitem added on 16 November 2014.

    The School of Computing at the University of Utah seeks applications for four tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2015. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks will be also be considered.

    One of the four positions is targeted at theoretical computer science, particularly with an emphasis on models and analysis for large data problems. Also, computational statistics or statistical underpinnings of the analysis of large data.

    Close Date: March 1, 2015. For more information (and how to apply) please see the ad at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/36205

  • Three Assistant Professorships in Logic & Philosophy of Language, Munich (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich is seeking applications for three Assistant Professorships in Logic and Philosophy of Language, 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 October 1st 2015, are for three years with the possibility of extension.

    Each appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research, especially in philosophical logic and related areas (such as philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, formal epistemology), (ii) to teach five hours a week in corresponding areas, and (iii) to participate in the organisation of the MCMP.

    Applications should be sent by February 28th, 2015. For more information, see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/assist_prof_2015/. Contact for informal inquiries: office.leitgeb at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.

  • Postdoctoral position in set theory, Singapore (Singapore)

    Newsitem added on 27 November 2014.

    There is a one-year postdoctoral position in set theory available at the National University of Singapore. The expected starting date is April 1, 2015.

    The job advertisement is given at http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6071. To apply for it please email your complete CV to Dilip Raghavan at raghavan at math.nus.edu.sg. Please also CC your email to Lynette Wong at lynettewong at nus.edu.sg.

    http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6071 or
  • PhD student position in dependent type theory, Brighton (England)

    Newsitem added on 2 January 2015.

    Applications are invited for a fully funded 3-year PhD studentship in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex, starting in October 2015.

    The topics for the studentship is: dependent types for concurrent processes. That involved combining two major research traditions in type theory: (1) dependent type-theories a la Martin-Loef and homotopy type theory, and (2) types for concurrent processes such as session types.

    Closing date for applications is 23 February 2015. For further details about the application process, please see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/informatics/pgstudy/doctoral/funding. Informal enquiries may be addressed to M.F.Berger at sussex.ac.uk

  • Postdoctoral position (3y) and Project-coordinator position (3y) in "Conditionals and Information Transfer" (Philosophy), Konstanz (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 29 January 2015.

    The DFG Research Unit FOR 1614 "What if: On the epistemological, pragmatic, psychological, and cultural significance of counterfactual thinking" offers a Post-Doc Position for three years within the subproject "Conditionals and Information Transfer" directed by the speaker of the unit, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spohn.

    The position starts at July 1, 2015, at the latest. For the postdoctoral position, the salary is 100% TVL E13, and PhD or equivalent degree is presupposed. For the project-coordinator position, the salary is 50% TVL E13, and MA or comparable degree is presupposed, Good knowledge of formal epistemology and English and some knowledge of German is required. The project-coordinator position is ideal for pursuing a PhD project (which is preferably, but need not be related to the topics of the unit).

    Please send your application before February 22, 2015. For more information, see http://cms.uni-konstanz.de/what-if/jobs/.

  • Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Collective Reasoning

    Newsitem added on 22 February 2015.

    The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the ICR Group (icr.uni.lu) led by Prof. Leon van der Torre at the University of Luxembourg (year 1 and 2), and in the Department of ESPP at the University of Groningen led by Prof. Frank Hindriks (year 3 and 4). You will obtain a joint degree from both institutions (cotutelle). The goal of the PhD project is to develop and evaluate a conceptual, formal and computational framework for the analysis of collective reasoning and decision-making. The aim is to advance understanding of mutually beneficial and normatively appropriate choices in cooperative settings. Applications can concern expert panels and committee decision-making in general, and, for instance, central bank monetary policy committees, climate panels, medical ethical committees, and parliamentary committees in particular.

    Interested candidates are invited to send their complete application before March 31, 2015. For more information, see http://emea3.mrted.ly/lli8

  • PhD Position in Computational Models of Language and Vision

    Newsitem added on 19 February 2015.

    One PhD position/studentship to study computational models of language and vision is available in the Language, Interaction and Computation track of the 3-year PhD program offered by the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento (Italy). Possible research directions include: Compositionality in images; Methaphors in images; Searching for images through natural language queries; Language, vision and reasoning. The selected student will work closely with the research team of the ERC project COMPOSES.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6745 or contact raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.

  • Assistant Professorship in Cognitive Science, Los Angeles CA (U.S.A.)

    Newsitem added on 16 November 2014.

    Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Cognitive Science. We seek someone working in computer science, with scholarly or research interests in artificial intelligence (broadly construed to include areas such as robotics, computer vision, natural language processing, computational linguistics, human-computer interactions, reasoning under uncertainty, or other areas at the intersection of computation and cognition). A strong commitment to teaching and research at a liberal arts institution is essential. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the start date of August 2015. The successful applicant will help strengthen our computer science minor, teach introductory courses in programming, fundamentals courses in computer science, upper-level courses in computer science, courses in cognitive science, and involve undergraduate students in research.

    Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014. For more information, see http://www.oxy.edu/human-resources/working-oxy/faculty-positions. Questions about the position can also be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Saul Traiger, at traiger at oxy.edu.

  • Visiting Fellowship in Mathematical Philosophy, Munich (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 16 November 2014.

    The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites applications for visiting fellowships for one to three months in the academic year 2015/16 (15 October 2015 to 15 February 2016 or 15 April to 15 July 2016) intended for advanced Ph.D. students ("Junior Fellowships") and postdocs or faculty ("Senior Fellowships"). Candidates should work in general philosophy of science, the philosophy of one of the special sciences, formal epistemology, or social epistemology and have a commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative work.

    We also encourage groups of two to four researchers, which may also include scientists, to jointly apply for fellowships (?Research Group Fellowships") to work on an innovative collaborative project from the above-mentioned fields which is of relevance for the research done at the MCMP and which ideally includes a member of the MCMP as a collaborator.

    The deadline for applications is 15 February 2015. Decisions will be made by 1 March 2015. For further information, see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/visiting_fs_201516/ or contact Alexander.Reutlinger at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.

  • PhD student or postdoctoral position in epistemology, Leuven (Belgium)

    Newsitem added on 15 January 2015.

    The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven invites applications for one full-time position at either doctoral or postdoctoral level as part of a research project on "Knowledge First Virtue Epistemology" which is funded by a KU Leuven OT and an FWO grant (PI: Christoph Kelp) and will run until 2017/18. Duration: 3 years (PhD) or 2 years (Postdoc). Starting date: October 1, 2015.

    The candidate will be part of the Leuven Epistemology Group and will work on topics related to the project. At present, two postdoctoral researchers and one PhD student are working on the project. Additional hires at doctoral and postdoctoral level are expected. The members of the research group will work closely together and are expected to actively contribute to the project and to activities at Leuven Epistemology Group and the Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy.

    PhD candidates must have obtained a master's level degree in philosophy before taking up the position. Postdoctoral candidates must have obtained a PhD in philosophy before taking up the position. His/her area of specialisation should include epistemology (preferably: virtue epistemology and/or knowledge first epistemology).

    Applications must be received before 15 February, 2015. For further information about the project and the position, please visit the project website at http://christoph-kelp.com/knowledge-first-virtue-epistemology/.

  • PhD student position in description logic, Bremen (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 29 January 2015.

    The University of Bremen, Department 3 (Mathematics and Computer Science), invites applications for a PhD position (Computer Science - Salary Scale TV-L 13, 100%) in the DFG-funded project "Conservative Extensions in Ontology Languages: Beyond Description Logics". The position is available from March 1st, 2015, subject to clearance by the University administration, and is limited to 36 months.

    In description logic, the notion of a conservative extension provides an important foundation for ontology refinement, reuse, versioning, and modularity. The aim of the project is to study conservative extensions beyond description logics, with an emphasis on computational complexity and model-theoretic characterizations. Logics of interest include guarded fragments of first-order logic and existential rules.

    The appointed candidate will carry out research in the described project and will be given the opportunity to pursue a scientific qualification (PhD studies). The position requires a computer science degree on the MSc level or a comparable qualification. Good knowledge of logic and/or knowledge representation are desirable. The successful candidate will work in the group "Theory of Artificial Intelligence" led by Carsten Lutz.

    Please send your application by February 15th, 2015, quoting the vacancy A5/15. For more information, see http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cms/detail.php?id=81570 or contact Prof. Dr. Carsten Lutz (clu at cs.uni-bremen.de) or Dr. Thomas Schneider (ts at cs.uni-bremen.de).

  • PhD student position in philosophy of mathematics, Konstanz (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 18 January 2015.

    At the Department of Philosophy (Theoretical Philosophy / Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller) there is currently a vacancy for a Part-time Ph.D. student Position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 50%). The position will be immediately available; an early start is preferred. The position will be granted initially for 12 months, with an option for an extension for a second year; funding for a third year will be applied for once the project is under way.

    The position is advertised as part of the new research project "Kulturen der mathematischen Forschung: Identitätspraktiken im Hinblick auf nationale Mathematikkulturen und Beweisstile" (Cultures of mathematical research: identification practices with respect to national cultures of mathematics and styles of proof). The principal investigators of this project are Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller (Konstanz) and Prof. Dr. Benedikt Löwe (Hamburg & Amsterdam). The hired applicant will be based in Konstanz and it is the intention that the applicant be enrolled as a Ph.D. student and receive a Ph.D. degree in philosophy at the Universität Konstanz, but the project involves active and regular interaction with the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the Universität Hamburg, including extended research visits of up to one semester.

    This research project deals with the question of whether there is mathematical content to national mathematical cultures: clearly, there are differences in the mathematical styles of researchers from different countries. But are these differences more than superficial? In other words, can these differences be explained in purely mathematical terms. The project aims to approach this question with empirical means using techniques from the digital humanities (national literary cultures) and qualitative and quantitative empirical social studies.

    The deadline for applications is 12 February 2015. For more information, see http://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/?cont=stellausw&seite=2015/.

  • Three-year fellowship in philosophy at St Hugh's College, Oxford (England)

    Newsitem added on 16 November 2014.

    Applications are invited for the post of Career Development Fellow in Philosophy at St Hugh's College, tenable from 1st October 2015. This is a fixed-term, 3-year position intended for an individual who has recently completed a doctorate and wishes to embark on an academic career. It is open to those working in any area of Philosophy.

    The successful candidate will be expected to use the period of the Fellowship to begin building an international research profile. The postholder will also be required to offer teaching for up to four hours per week during term. Career Development Fellows at St Hugh's College are encouraged to take a full part in the intellectual life of the College.

    Further details are available on the College website at http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/vacancies. The closing date for applications is Monday 9th February 2015.

  • PhD student or postdoctoral position in theoretical philosophy, Zuerich (Switzerland)

    Newsitem added on 10 January 2015.

    The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Zurich invites applications for the post of Assistant (50%) to be filled from 1st April 2015 at the Chair of Theoretical Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock). The post is for three years in the first instance, but can be extended for another three years.

    The application deadline is 31st January 2015. For more information, see http://www.philosophie.uzh.ch/news/allgemein/ausschreibungapril15.html or contact Ms Sarah Tietz (sarah.tietz at uzh.ch).

  • Postdoctoral position on "Ontology after Quine", Hamburg (Germany)

    Newsitem added on 11 December 2014.

    The University of Hamburg offers a postdoctoral research position in association with the Emmy Noether Research Group "Ontologie nach Quine", which is based in the Department of Philosophy and led by Richard Woodward.

    The Research Group began in July 2013 and will run until July 2018. Its official title translates as "Ontology after Quine: Fictionalism and Fundamentality" and, as its name suggests, the Group's research Project focuses on issues in metametaphysics and metaontology, set against the historical backdrop of the Quine-Carnap debate about the respectability of ontological inquiry. The remit of the project is thus broad, incorporating not only issues in first- and second-order metaphysics and ontology, but also connected issues in metaphilosophy and the philosophies of logic and language.

    The advertized position is full-time and will last for a period of one (1) year. The exact starting date is negotiable, but the successful candidate should take up their position by July 1st 2015 at the latest. The successful applicant is expected to have completed their doctoral studies (i.e. submitted their doctoral thesis) by the time they take up the position.

    The application deadline is January 31st, 2015. The official advert, with further information and instructions, can be found here: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/. More information about the Group and its activities can be found at our website: http://carvingnature.net/.

  • PhD Scholarships in Toulouse

    Newsitem added on 22 January 2015.

    The International Center for Mathematics and Computer Science of Toulouse (http://www.cimi.univ-toulouse.fr/en) 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 ut-capitole.fr).

    For more information, refer to the following pages.
    Doctoral fellowships: http://www.cimi.univ-toulouse.fr/en/doctoral-fellowships
    Travel grants: http://www.cimi.univ-toulouse.fr/en/call-research-projects

  • 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 http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_2015/. Contact for informal inquiries: office.leitgeb at lrz.uni-muenchen.de

  • 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 http://phil.elte.hu/logic/ma, or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/elte.logic. If you have further questions, please contact Andras Mate, the head of the department, at mate.andras at btk.elte.hu.

  • 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 http://www.research.ibm.com/goldstine/

  • 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 http://www.union.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs/faculty/

  • 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 cs.auckland.ac.nz) or Geoff Pritchard (geoff at stat.auckland.ac.nz) 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 http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/files/6952/studentshipad.pdf. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Julie.sheppard at cs.ox.ac.uk

  • 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 http://cs.illinois.edu/faculty-candidates.

  • 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 http://www2.phil.cam.ac.uk/job_apps_online/position/view/21

  • 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 https://www.cs.ubc.ca/our-department/employment/faculty-positions. 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 http://lat.inf.tu-dresden.de/quantla/ and more information on how to apply in the call for applications at http://lat.inf.tu-dresden.de/quantla/images/documents/quantla-call-2015.pdf.

  • 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 cs.nott.ac.uk) or Brian Logan (bsl at cs.nott.ac.uk).

    Closing date for applications: 14th January 2015. For more information, see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJW968/

  • 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 http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2014-0761-Eng.php . 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 cs.ox.ac.uk. For full details and to apply please visit: http://tinyurl.com/p4lbzrs

  • 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 http://www.lif.univ-mrs.fr and http://archimede.lsis.org/labex/spip.php?id_rubrique=10&lang=en

  • 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 http://www.google.com/about/careers/locations/mountain-view/ 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: https://www.google.com/about/careers/

  • 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 http://www.google.com/about/careers/lifeatgoogle/hiringprocess and https://www.google.com/about/careers/.

  • 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 http://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/

  • 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 https://cryptoworks21.uwaterloo.ca/apply/.

    Graduate student applicants should also apply at one of the relevant graduate programs at the University of Waterloo (https://uwaterloo.ca/discover-graduate-studies/ready-apply/application-process/).

  • 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 http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/bence.nanay/paw.htm.

  • 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 http://www.facultyforthefuture.net/ and http://www.foundation.slb.com/.

  • 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 https://www.academictransfer.com/24947/.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=5976, http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/4485257pCL (Lecturer in Moral Philosophy link) or http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/3132657pCL (Lecturer in Non-Western Philosophy link).

Miscellaneous

  • (New) Review of Bod's "A New History of the Humanities" in Scientific American

    Newsitem added on 21 May 2015.

    For more information, see the review by Michael Shermer entitled "The Humanities and Science Share the Virtues of Empiricism and Skepticism" at http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/

  • Linguistics is ranked 22nd in QS World University Rankings

    Newsitem added on 1 May 2015.

    Linguistics is ranked 22nd worldwide. This research is carried out at two UvA research institutes: the interfaculty Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities, and the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) of the Faculty of Humanities. Both institutes pursue their own lines of research, but also collaborate in the area of language and cognition, for example. The ILLC also participates in the national 'Language in Interaction' Gravitation Programme.

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/faculties/content/

  • Johan van Benthem elected member of American Academy

    Newsitem added on 1 May 2015.

    Johan van Benthem was recently elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As a member of this distinguished institution, Van Benthem joins a select group of some of the world's greatest minds, including more than 250 Nobel Laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, commonly known as the American Academy, is one of the oldest and most respected learned societies in the United States. Founded during the American War of Independence in 1780, it is a leading centre for independent policy research, bringing together the brightest minds from the academic, business and government sectors to address some of the critical challenges facing society. Some of its most illustrious members have included Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill and Niels Bohr.

    For more information, see https://www.amacad.org/

  • Jouko Väänänen to teach 'Mini course on forcing' in June

    Newsitem added on 30 April 2015.

    Jouko Väänänen (University of Helsinki, University of Amsterdam) will give a intensive course on forcing consisting of five lectures.

    More information on dates and how to sign up can be found at the link below.

    For more information, see http://www.math.helsinki.fi/logic/opetus/forcing/

  • Theme issue on musicality appears with Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

    Newsitem added on 1 February 2015.

    Why do we have music? And what enables us to perceive, appreciate and make music? The search for a possible answer to these and other questions forms the backdrop to a soon-to-be released theme issue of Philosophical Transactions, which deals with the subject of musicality. An initiative of Henkjan Honing, professor of Music Cognition at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), this theme issue will see Honing and fellow researchers present their most important empirical results and offer a joint research agenda with which to identify the biological and cognitive basis of musicality.

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/item/

  • 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 http://www.universiteitvannederland.nl/college/

  • 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 https://www.tug.org/membership/

  • 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 http://www.universiteitvannederland.nl/college/

  • "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 http://www.press.uchicago.edu/pressReleases/2014/October/1410HOH.html.

  • 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 http://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/nieuws/uva-nieuws/content/nieuwsberichten/2014/

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 gmail.com.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/

  • 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 http://jeroengoudsmit.com/piia/.

  • 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 gmail.com.

  • 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 uva.nl or m.i.crespo at uva.nl.

    The LEGO homepage can be found at http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/LeGO-Seminar/

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/LogiCIC-Seminar/.

  • 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 http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/

  • 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 http://staff.science.uva.nl/~ahoningh/readinggroup.html.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/. Information about the Amsterdam Dynamics Group can be found at http://www.illc.uva.nl/dg/.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/~ulle/seminar/, or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at uva.nl).

  • 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 http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/logic_tea/.

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