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Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

News and Events: Conferences

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Calls for Paper

  • 22 - 23 March 2019, Mathematics in Philosophy: Purity and Idealization, Notre Dame IN, U.S.A.

    Date: 22 - 23 March 2019
    Location: Notre Dame IN, U.S.A.
    In honor of the 70th birthday of Professor Mic Detlefsen, the University of Notre Dame will host a conference on twin themes in Detlefsen's work: Purity and Idealization in the Philosophy of Mathematics. All are welcome.

    We invite submissions from graduate students for contributed talks on topics related to the conference theme.  Student contributions (complete paper or extended abstract, suitable for a 30-minute presentation) should be sent to Patricia Blanchette by January 10, 2019

    For more information, see https://philosophy.nd.edu/Detlefsen or contact Paddy Blanchette at , Tim Bays at , or Curtis Franks at .
  • 17 - 21 June 2019, 16th Asian Logic Conference (ALC 2019), Astana, Kazakhstan

    Date: 17 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Astana, Kazakhstan

    The Asian Logic Conference (ALC) is a major international event in mathematical logic. It features the latest scientific developments in the fields in mathematical logic and its applications, logic in computer science, and philosophical logic. The ALC series also aims to promote mathematical logic in the Asia-Pacific region and to bring logicians together both from within Asia and elsewhere to exchange information and ideas.

    Each contributed talk should last 20 minutes including questions and answers. Abstract should be prepared according to the ASL instructions using the ASL abstract style.

    For more information, see http://www.alc2019.kz/.
  • 23 - 27 May 2019, 13th International Conference on Computational Semantics (IWCS Gothenburg 2019), Gothenburg, Sweden

    Date: 23 - 27 May 2019
    Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
    Deadline: Tuesday 22 January 2019

    IWCS is the bi-yearly meeting of SIGSEM, the ACL special interest group on semantics. The aim of the IWCS conference is to bring together researchers interested in any aspects of the computation, annotation, extraction, and representation of meaning in natural language, whether from a lexical or structural semantic perspective. IWCS embraces both symbolic and machine learning approaches to computational semantics, and everything in between.

    The main conference will be run from 25-27 May 2019, preceded by workshops on 23-24 May. The areas of interest for the conference include all computational aspects of meaning of natural language within written, spoken, or multimodal communication.

    Three types of submission are solicited: long papers, student papers and short papers. Long papers should describe original research, and will have a full oral presentation at the conference. Student papers should describe original research but the first author must be a student or at least 2/3 of the work on a paper should be completed by students; the papers will have a full oral presentation at the conference in a special student session. Short papers (typically system or project descriptions, or ongoing research) will have a lightning talk at the conference, followed by a poster/demo session for discussion. All types of papers should be submitted not later than 15th January, 2019.

    Additionally, workshop proposals are invited on any of the conference topics and closely related areas. Deadline: 10 November.

  • 2 - 5 July 2019, The Ershov Informatics Conference (PSI 2019), Novosibirsk, Russia

    Date: 2 - 5 July 2019
    Location: Novosibirsk, Russia
    Deadline: Wednesday 23 January 2019

    The Ershov Informatics Conference (the PSI Conference Series, 12th edition) is the premier international forum in Russia for research and applications in computer, software and information sciences. The conference brings together academic and industrial researchers, developers and users to discuss the most recent topics in the field. PSI provides an ideal venue for setting up research collaborations between the Russian informatics community and its international counterparts, as well as between established scientists and younger researchers.

    PSI 2019 will be a part of the Computer Science Summer in Russia, which will also include the International Computer Science Symposium CSR'19, a workshop track, and a summer school in Computer Science for students.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites submissions on the 3 conference topics:
    1. Foundations of Program and System Development and Analysis
    2. Programming Methodology and Software Engineering
    3. Information Technologies

    More generally, the conference welcomes novel contributions in the areas of computer, software and information sciences, and application papers showing practical use of research results.

    For more information, see https://psi.nsc.ru or contact Denis Ponomaryov at .
  • 6 - 10 May 2019, The 19th Brazilian Logic Conference (EBL 2019), Joao Pessoa, Brazil

    Date: 6 - 10 May 2019
    Location: Joao Pessoa, Brazil
    Deadline: Thursday 24 January 2019

    The Brazilian Logic Conferences (EBL) is a traditional event of the Brazilian Logic Society (SBL). It has been occurring since 1979. Congregating logicians of different fields and with different backgrounds -- from undergraduate students to senior researchers -- the meeting is an important moment for the Brazilian and South-American logical community to join together and discuss recent developments of the field. The areas of Logic covered spread over Foundations and Philosophy of Science, Analytic Philosophy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Informatics, Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence.

    There will be a Logic School during the conference; speakers and subjects to be announced.

    The goal of the EBL meeting is to encourage the dissemination and discussion of research papers in Logic in a broad sense. We cordially invite submissions of contributed papers on general topics of Logic. The presentation of contributed papers in the event must fit a slot of 20 minutes of exposition plus 10 minutes of questions and discussion. This edition of the EBL particularly welcomes abstracts on Logic Teaching so as to stimulate the development of methods and strategies of teaching and learning Logic.

    The EBL 2019 is happy to host round table proposals with a duration of at most two hours. They may be divided as desired, with a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 3 participants per session. Each session must have a coordinating chair assigned in the proposal.

    For more information, see http://ebl2019.ci.ufpb.br/ or contact .
  • 4 - 7 June 2019, 15th International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2019), Philadelphia PA, U.S.A.

    Date: 4 - 7 June 2019
    Location: Philadelphia PA, U.S.A.
    Deadline: Tuesday 29 January 2019

    LPNMR 2019 is the fifteenth in the series of international meetings on logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is to facilitate interactions between researchers and practitioners interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and database systems, and those working in knowledge representation and nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to advances in declarative programming and knowledge representation, as well as their use in practical applications. A Doctoral Consortium will also be a part of the program.

    Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming and knowledge representation. LPNMR 2019 welcomes submissions of long papers (13 pages) or short papers (6 pages) in the following categories: Technical papers, System descriptions and Application descriptions. This year's edition of the conference seeks to raise submissions devoted towards use of LPNMR techniques in emerging applications stemming from such areas as deep learning, robotics, cybersecurity, modeling cyberphysical systems, and human-aware AI.

  • CfP special issue of LLP on "Knowledge representation in multi-agent systems"

    Deadline: Thursday 31 January 2019

    The journal "Logic and Logical Philosophy" calls for submissions for  the special issue on Knowledge representation in multi-agent systems (guest editors: Urszula Żegleń and Tomasz Jarmużek, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń).

    The related event was the conference on knowledge representation in multi-agent systems that took place on September 7-8, 2018 in Toruń. The aim of the conference was the presentation of the interdisciplinary research on this topic, taking into account both natural and artificial cognitive systems. The invitation for submission for the special issue is extended to all researchers who deal with the issue of knowledge representation in multi-agent systems from the structural, epistemic or functional point of view.

    For more information, see http://www.logika.umk.pl/llp/call4s.html or contact .
  • 5 - 7 June 2019, International Association for Computing and Philosophy Annual Meeting 2019 (IACAP 2019), Mexico City, Mexico

    Date: 5 - 7 June 2019
    Location: Mexico City, Mexico
    Deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

    The International Association for Computing and Philosophy promotes philosophical dialogue and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of the computational and informational turn. Coming to these issues from a rich variety of disciplines, IACAP's members have a tradition of helping to shape philosophical and ethical debates about the nature, development, application, and limits of computation, information technologies, and artificial intelligence.

    IACAP's 2019 meeting will gather philosophers, mathematicians, ethicists, logicians, roboticists, computer scientists, and cognitive scientists to explore the conference topics.

    We invite submissions of extended abstracts for paper presentations. Submissions for paper presentation should be prepared for blind review, provide an extended abstract of 800-1200 words, and provide a short abstract of 150-250 words suitable for inclusion in a program.

    We also invite proposals for symposia. Proposals for symposia should indicate the title of the proposed symposium, a description of the topic, a list the participants, and the number of hours required.

    For more information, see http://www.iacap.org/.
  • 18 - 21 June 2019, 14th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques (DisCoTec 2019), Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

    Date: 18 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
    Deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

    DisCoTec 2019 is one of the major events sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). It gathers conferences and workshops that cover a broad spectrum of distributed computing subjects, ranging from theoretical foundations and formal description techniques to systems research issues.

    Main conferences:

    • Coordination 2019 - International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages
    • DAIS 2019 - International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems
    • FORTE 2019 - International Conference on Formal Techniques for Distributed Objects, Components, and Systems

    DisCoTec conferences welcome contributions in theoretical models and foundations of coordination, concurrency, programming languages, practical and conceptual aspects of distributed computations as well as models and formal specification, testing and verification methods for distributed computing. Registration of the paper information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed before February 1, 2019 (all conferences). Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere.

    DisCoTec will also feature workshops, tutorials and a tool track. An open call for workshop and tutorial proposals will follow, as well as an open call for tool demo submissions.

    For more information, see https://www.discotec.org/2019 or contact .
  • 7 - 8 May 2019, Workshop on the History of Arabic Logic, St Andrews, Scotland

    Date: 7 - 8 May 2019
    Location: St Andrews, Scotland
    Deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

    Since the last century, scholars have acknowledged the original and relevant contribution of medieval Arabic philosophers and thinkers to the development of medieval Western logic and, more generally, to the history of logic. The Workshop on History of Arabic Logic has two main aims: to make better known the richness and importance of Arabic logic, that is, logic developed and studied in Arabic-speaking lands from the 8th to the 15th centuries CE; and to provide a forum for interaction and discussion by scholars of Arabic logic.

    Invited Speakers: Saloua Chatti (Tunis), Khaled El-Rouayheb (Harvard), Wilfrid Hodges (British Academy) and Riccardo Strobino (Tufts).

    Call for Papers: We invite contributions focusing both on the logic developed and studied in Arabic-speaking lands from the 8th to the 15th centuries CE and on its influence on Medieval Western logic. Accepted presentations will be 1 hour in length including time for questions.

    To submit your contribution for consideration, please send an abstract (around 500 words) along with a short CV (max. 1 page) to the organisers Prof. Stephen Read and Dr Barbara Bartocci (<mailto:>). The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 1, 2019. Notification concerning the acceptance of abstracts will be provided to the corresponding authors by February 22, 2019. Presenters should arrange their own conference travel and accommodation.

    We warmly encourage submissions and/or attendance by members of groups underrepresented in academic philosophy.

  • 7 - 13 July 2019, IVR Workshop "Judicial decision-making: integrating empirical and theoretical perspectives"

    Date: 7 - 13 July 2019
    Location: Luzern, Switzerland
    Deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

    Over last decades, the empirical research on judicial decision-making has bloomed. However, the influence of these developments on traditional, conceptual theory of judicial decision-making has been mostly superficial. The impact of empirical findings on concepts such as judicial discretion, formalism, judicial rationality, legal interpretation, or rules vs. standards debate is yet to be determined. The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to combine perspectives of psychology, sociology, economics, criminology, neuroscience and other behavioral sciences, with the legal-theoretical approach to judicial decision-making.

    Confirmed speakers: Jeffrey J. Rachlinski (Cornell), Frederick Schauer (Virginia).

    We invite all contributions presenting philosophically important results of experimental and other empirical studies on judicial decision-making, with data collected from professional (judges or other professional decision-makers) or lay subjects. Papers showing legal-philosophical implications of existing research or trying to integrate it with traditional theories of legal reasoning, or the doctrinal approach in various branches of law, are also much welcome.

    For more information, see https://www.ivr2019.org/special-workshops or contact Bartosz Janik at .
  • 9 - 10 May 2019, Worksh on Non-Causal Explanations: Logical, Linguistic and Philosophical Perspectives, Gent, Belgium

    Date: 9 - 10 May 2019
    Location: Gent, Belgium
    Deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

    Many disciplines, from mathematics to metaphysics, employ non-causal explanations. But what is the logic (or the logics) of non-causal explanation? What are the pros and cons of different logical approaches? Is the linguistic expression of non-causal explanation specifically codified in some natural language? Can algorithms pick up non-causal explanations in textual databases? The workshop welcomes formal and informal contributions both from within specific disciplines employing non-causal explanations and from a more general perspective.

    Keynote speakers: Hannes Leitgeb (Munich), Francesca Poggiolesi (Paris) and Erik Weber (Ghent).

    We welcome submissions on any topic that fits into the scope of the conference.

    For more information, see http://www.lrr.ugent.be/noncausalexplanation/ or contact .
  • 8 - 12 July 2019, 21st European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2019), Bar-Ilan University, Israel

    Date: 8 - 12 July 2019
    Location: Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    Deadline: Friday 1 February 2019

    This is the main annual summer school in the area of multiagent systems, intended for both PhD and MSc students.

    The main goal of the European Agent Systems Summer School is to provide an exchange of knowledge among individuals and groups interested in various aspects of autonomous systems. This dissemination is provided by formal state-of-the-art courses conducted by leading experts in the field and by informal meetings during the event. A typical course is 4 hours long and provides a general introduction to the selected topic followed by in-depth exposition of recent and relevant contributions. Both the practical and theoretical aspects of Multi-Agent Systems are within the scope of EASSS.

    We invite proposals from members of the research community who are willing to offer tutorials at EASSS 2019. We are interested in tutorial proposals in all areas of current research in Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. As a very rough guideline, any topic that might be covered at the AAMAS conference or in the JAAMAS journal would be suitable for EASSS. We aim for a mix of tutorials on fundamental and well-established topics, as well as overviews of new and emerging areas of research.

    Tutorials should cover an appropriate selection of approaches and not specifically focus on the tutors' own contributions. Besides providing a coherent overview of a specific research topic, we specifically encourage tutorial proposals to articulate a clear link to applications and pragmatic consideration of the fundamental topics presented. We encourage both well-established senior researchers and younger colleagues to submit proposals.

    For more information, see http://www.biu-ai.com/EASSS2019/ or contact .
  • 26 - 28 June 2019, AUTOMATA 2019, Guadalajara, Mexico

    Date: 26 - 28 June 2019
    Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
    Deadline: Monday 4 February 2019

    AUTOMATA 2019 is the official annual event of IFIP WG 1.5, the Working Group 5 (on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems), of the Technical Committee 1 (on Foundations of Computer Science), of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP).

    The purpose of this conference is to highlight the major advances in the field and the development of new tools, to support the development of theory and applications of CA and DCS, and to identify and study within an inter- and multidisciplinary context the important fundamental aspects, concepts, notions and problems concerning CA and DCS.

    Authors are invited to submit papers of no more than 12 pages (for full papers) or 8 pages (for exploratory papers). Submissions should contain original research that has not previously been published. Full papers are meant to report more complete and denser research, while exploratory papers are meant to be short reports of recent discoveries, work-in-progress or partial results.

    Topics (not exhaustive): dynamic, topological, ergodic and algebraic aspects of CA and DCS algorithmic and complexity issues emergent properties formal languages symbolic dynamics tilings models of parallelism and distributed systems synchronous versus asynchronous models phenomenological descriptions and scientific modelling applications of CA and DCS.

    For more information, see https://automata2019.wordpress.com/.
  • 24 - 30 June 2019, Fourth International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2019), Dortmund, Germany

    Date: 24 - 30 June 2019
    Location: Dortmund, Germany
    Deadline: Friday 8 February 2019

    FSCD covers all aspects of formal structures for computation and deduction from theoretical foundations to applications. Building on two communities, RTA (Rewriting Techniques and Applications) and TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications), FSCD embraces their core topics and broadens their scope to closely related areas in logics, models of computation (e.g. quantum computing, probabilistic computing, homotopy type theory), semantics and verification in new challenging areas (e.g. blockchain protocols or deep learning algorithms).

    Submissions can be made in two categories. Regular research papers are limited to 15 pages (including references, with the possibility to add an annex for technical details, e.g. proofs) and must present original research which is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. System descriptions are limited to 15 pages (including references) and must present new software tools in which FSCD topics play an important role, or significantly new versions of such tools.

    We also invite proposals for workshops, tutorials or other satellite events, on any topic to related formal structures in computation and deduction, from theoretical foundations to tools and applications. Satellite events will take place on 24 June and 29-30 June, before and after the main conference on 25-28 June. Submission deadline: November 30.

  • 25 - 30 August 2019, The 27th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-27), Natal, Brazil

    Date: 25 - 30 August 2019
    Location: Natal, Brazil
    Deadline: Friday 15 February 2019

    The conference on Automated Deduction (CADE) is the major international forum at which research on all aspects of automated deduction is presented. The conference programme includes invited talks, paper presentations, workshops, tutorials, and system competitions. Furthermore, the Herbrand Award for Distinguished Contributions to Automated Deduction and the new Skolem Award(s) for influential historical CADE papers is presented at the conference.

    High-quality submissions on the general topic of automated deduction, including foundations, applications, implementations, theoretical results, practical experiences and user studies are solicited. Submissions can be made in two categories: regular papers and system descriptions. Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2019.

    Additionally, CADE-27 sollicits proposals for
    - workshops, to take place before the main conference
    - tutorials, either half-day or full-day events
    - system competitions, to foster the development of automated reasoning systems
    Submission deadline: 15 November 2018.

    For more information, see http://www.cade-27.info.
  • 3 - 6 July 2019, International Symposium on Imprecise Probabilities: Theories and Applications (ISIPTA 2019), Gent, Belgium

    Date: 3 - 6 July 2019
    Location: Gent, Belgium
    Deadline: Friday 15 February 2019

    ISIPTA 2019 is devoted to robustness and imprecision in uncertainty modelling, inference and decision making, focusing in particular on uncertainty frameworks that extend or replace the probabilistic one.

    ISIPTA conferences are characterised by a friendly and cooperative style, a strong emphasis on in-depth discussion and a true openness to new ideas. We hope that you too will both enjoy and contribute to this unique atmosphere.

    We accept three types of contributions: full papers, short papers and poster abstracts. Each accepted contribution is briefly presented in a plenary session and then discussed in detail in the ensuing discussion session - with the help of a poster, a whiteboard, pen and paper, or whichever medium you prefer.

    For more information, see http://isipta2019.ugent.be.
  • 19 - 21 June 2019, Sixth Formal Ethics conference (FE2019), Gent, Belgium

    Date: 19 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Gent, Belgium
    Deadline: Friday 15 February 2019

    Formal Ethics is a common denominator for the application of tools from logic, decision theory, game theory, and social choice theory to the analysis of concepts in moral and political philosophy and to the development of ethical theory. It is a rapidly growing field of research which goes back to the work of Kenneth Arrow, Amartya Sen, John Harsanyi, Georg Henrik von Wright and others. The field has recently gained new impetus with formal work on non-classical logic, freedom and responsibility, value theory and the evolution of norms and conventions.

    Keynote speakers: Edith Elkind (Oxford), Campbell Brown (LSE), and Ray Briggs (Stanford).

    Formal Ethics 2019 will feature a single track for contributed talks of 40-45 minutes. Authors should submit an extended abstract (1000 words max, pdf format) via easychair. Submissions in all areas of formal ethics, broadly construed, are welcome. Contributions need not be formal in nature but should show familiarity with applying formal tools and results to ethical investigations. We aim at an inclusive conference in which speakers at different stages of their careers (including PhD students and post-docs) participate. We also aim at a strong representation of female scholars.

    We specifically welcome submissions on the theme of joint responsibility and collective decision-making. These notions are under investigation in various fields including computer science, (meta)ethics, and political theory. Our aim is to further stimulate the synergy between these different fields, and to provide a forum for both conceptual, ethical, and formal disputes.

    For more information, see http://www.fe2019.ugent.be/ or contact .
  • 24 - 28 June 2019, LOGICA 2019, Hejnice, Czech Republic

    Date: 24 - 28 June 2019
    Location: Hejnice, Czech Republic
    Deadline: Friday 15 February 2019

    The Institute of Philosophy of the The Czech Academy of Sciences announces 'LOGICA 2019', the 33nd in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. The first session begins on the morning of Tuesday, 25 June. The symposium closes at noon Friday, 28 June.

    Invited Speakers: David Makinson, Per Martin-Lof, Alessandra Palmigiano and David Ripley.

    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.

  • 13 - 14 April 2019, The 20th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Logic (GSCL XX), Chicago IL, U.S.A.

    Date: 13 - 14 April 2019
    Location: Chicago IL, U.S.A.
    Target audience: graduate students
    Deadline: Friday 15 February 2019

    Next semester the University of Illinois at Chicago is hosting the annual graduate student conference in logic. It will be a weekend long conference with one plenary talk from a professor in Model Theory or Set Theory and then talks from grad students.

    It is most likely that free housing and a few meals will be provided for all participants, while funding for travel expenses will be limited to national flights.

    For more information, see https://www.math.uic.edu/lhls/GSCLXX/ or contact .
  • 20 June 2019, Workshop "Bilateral approaches to meaning"

    Date & Time: Thursday 20 June 2019, 18:00
    Location: ILLC, Amsterdam
    Deadline: Friday 15 February 2019

    Traditional semantics gives the meaning of expressions in terms of conditions on one kind of primitive (e.g. truth, assertion, belief). Bilateral approaches hold that the meaning of expressions is characterized in terms of conditions on two, usually opposite primitives (e.g. truth and falsity, assertion and rejection, belief and disbelief). Recent years have witnessed the independent development of a variety of bilateral approaches to analyze phenomena such as negation, epistemic modality and counterfactuals, from both a proof-theoretic and a model-theoretic perspective. The workshop will bring together researchers from either perspective in order to provide a venue for the systematic exploration of commonalities, differences and potential interactions between such approaches.

    Invited speakers: Maria Aloni (ILLC, Amsterdam), Teresa Marques (Logos, Barcelona), Greg Restall (Melbourne) and David Ripley (Monash).

    We invite submissions from both a proof-theoretic and model-theoretical perspective, and especially welcome contributions addressing possible interactions between the two perspectives. One presentation slot will be reserved for early career researchers (PhD students and researchers who obtained their PhD no later than 5 years after the submission deadline).

    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/workshop/ or contact Luca Incurvati at .
  • 1 - 3 March 2019, 97th Workshop on General Algebra (Arbeitstagung Allgemeine Algebra - AAA 97), Vienna, Austria

    Date: 1 - 3 March 2019
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Deadline: Sunday 17 February 2019

    The 97th edition of the "Arbeitstagung Allgemeine Algebra" (Workshop on General Algebra, AAA) conference series is going to be held at Technische Universität Wien in Vienna, Austria. The conference topics include Universal Algebra, Connections with Model Theory, Lattices, Categories, Semigroups, Applications in Computer Science, Classical Algebra, and Interactions with Philosophy. The program will consist of five invited plenary lectures of one hour, as well as contributed talks of about 20-25 minutes held in up to three parallel sessions.

    All participants are welcome to give a contributed talk.

  • 8 - 12 July 2019, 46th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2019), Patras, Greece

    Date: 8 - 12 July 2019
    Location: Patras, Greece
    Deadline: Monday 18 February 2019

    ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). As usual, ICALP will be preceded by a series of workshops, which will take place on 8 July 2019.

    ICALP 2019 will have three tracks:
    Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games
    Track B: Automata, Logic, Semantics, and Theory of Programming
    Track C: Foundations of Networks and Multi-Agent Systems: Models, Algorithms and Information Management

    Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical computer science are sought. Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of no more than 12 pages, excluding references presenting original research on the theory of computer science. No prior publication and no simultaneous submission to other publication outlets is allowed. There will be best paper and best student paper awards for each track of the conference. Submission deadline: Monday 18 February 2019, 23:59 AoE

    We also invite proposals of workshops related to any of the three tracks of ICALP, as well as other areas of theoretical computer science. To submit a proposal, contact us not later than 15 December 2018. Because of the limited capacity of the venue, we might not be able to accept all proposals.

    For more information, see https://icalp2019.upatras.gr/.
  • (New) 3 - 5 April 2019, Workshop "Reasoning, Argumentation and Logic in Natural Language: Experiments and Models", Bochum, Germany

    Date: 3 - 5 April 2019
    Location: Bochum, Germany
    Deadline: Wednesday 20 February 2019

    The workshop examines reasoning, argumentation and logic from the perspective of experimental pragmatics. Whereas these issues have a long tradition in the philosophy of language and theoretical linguistics, research in experimental pragmatics has come to focus on them only recently. This is surprising since pragmatic phenomena exert strong influence on which arguments count as sound and valid in everyday reasoning. Relevant phenomena include (a) the disambiguation of polysemous words, (b) context effects on the interpretation of content words and (c) pragmatic properties of logical connectives (e.g., order effects associated with and) as well as of quantifiers (e.g., the scalar implicature from some to not all). The workshop focuses on (i) experimental approaches and (ii) empirically driven models regarding these as well as other pragmatic phenomena in the domain of argumentation and reasoning.

    Submissions can be made for presentations, posters, or both. Please submit one-page abstract (pdf); a second page may contain references, graphs and tables.

  • 2 - 5 July 2019, 26th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2019), Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Date: 2 - 5 July 2019
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Friday 22 February 2019

    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.

    Just before and after the main WoLLIC 2019 event, Utrecht University will host two satellite workshops:
    -Proof Theory in Logic on 1-2 July 2019. This workshop on the role of structural proof theory in the study of logics will consist of invited talks by researchers in that area.
    -Compositionality in formal and distributional models of natural language semantics, on July 6 2019.

    Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors.

    For more information, see https://wollic2019.sites.uu.nl.
  • 17 - 21 June 2019, Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic 2019 (TACL 2019), Nice, France

    Date: 17 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Nice, France
    Deadline: Wednesday 27 February 2019

    Studying logic via semantics is a well-established and very active branch of mathematical logic with many applications in computer science and elsewhere. The area is characterized by results, tools and techniques stemming from various fields, including universal algebra, topology, category theory, order, and model theory. The programme of the conference TACL 2019 will focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantic study of logic and their applications: topological, algebraic, and categorical methods.

    Contributed talks are intended to be about topological, algebraic
    or categorical methods used in mathematical or computer science
    logic. Authors can submit an Extended Abstract of 2 pages (including
    references) at the EasyChair conference system.

    For more information, see https://math.unice.fr/tacl/2019/ or contact TACL team at .
  • CfP topical issue of Open Philosophy on "Computer Modeling in Philosophy"

    Deadline: Thursday 28 February 2019

    Computational modeling opens new prospects for philosophical exploration and argument. The role played by logic in 20th century philosophy, it can be argued, will be played by computational modeling in the 21st. This special issue is devoted first and foremost to examples of computer-aided or computer-instantiated modeling across the discipline, including but not limited to philosophy of science, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, theory of evolution, logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, and social and political philosophy. Computational techniques range from agent-based modeling to neural networks and data mining. Results can expand the role of intuition pumps and thought experiments, can be used to measure the robustness and parameter-sensitivity of basic models, can put techniques from other disciplines to work in philosophical analysis, can track unexpected consequences of basic assumptions, and can force philosophical assumptions to be made explicit. Beyond new answers, computational techniques can highlight new questions, including questions regarding model validation, complexity, computability, representation, and reality.

    Submissions will be collected from October 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019. There are no specific length limitations. To submit an article for the special issue of Open Philosophy, authors are asked to access the on-line submission system.Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors. All contributions will undergo critical review before being accepted for publication.

    For more information, see https://www.degruyter.com/page/1776 or contact Patrick Grim at .
  • CfP special issue of the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) on Epistemic Planning

    Deadline: Friday 1 March 2019

    Epistemic planning is the enrichment of automated planning with epistemic notions such as knowledge and belief. In order to achieve formalisms and systems for epistemic planning that are both expressive and practically efficient, it is necessary to combine state of the art from several such sub-areas of artificial intelligence that have so far been considered mostly in separation. Epistemic planning has applications in game playing, human-robot interaction, social robotics, etc.

    For this special issue of AIJ, we invite papers on theory, applications, and implemented systems of epistemic planning.

  • (New) 10 - 11 June 2019, 19th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics (LMP) Graduate Conference, London, Canada

    Date: 10 - 11 June 2019
    Location: London, Canada
    Deadline: Friday 1 March 2019

    The 19th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics (LMP) Graduate Conference will take place on Monday-Tuesday, June 10-11, 2019, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. We are pleased to announce that David John Baker (the University of Michigan) will be giving the keynote address for this year's LMP.

    The 23rd annual Philosophy of Physics Conference will be on the subject of quantum field theory and will immediately follow the LMP on Wednesday-Friday, June 12-14, 2019.

    Graduate students who have not yet defended their PhD thesis are invited to submit papers on any topic in philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of physics. Papers in philosophy of physics will be considered for the 16th Annual Clifton Memorial book prize. The contest will be adjudicated by philosophy of physics faculty members at Western.

  • 10 - 11 August 2019, 24th Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2019), Riga, Latvia

    Date: 10 - 11 August 2019
    Location: Riga, Latvia
    Deadline: Friday 8 March 2019

    FG 2019 is the 24th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information which, in 2019, will take place at University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. 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). 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/2019/.
  • (New) 28 - 29 May 2019, Bergen Workshop on Logical Disagreement, Bergen, Norway

    Date: 28 - 29 May 2019
    Location: Bergen, Norway
    Deadline: Friday 8 March 2019

    Confirmed speakers:
    * Roy Sorensen (Washington University, St. Louis)
    * Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
    * Catrin Campbell-Moore (Bristol University)

    We invite submissions for 45-minute presentations, with additional time for discussion, on the broad topic of logical disagreements, addressing questions including, but not limited to:
    * Are logical disagreements possible?
    * Are there distinct types of logical disagreements?
    * Can logical disagreements ever be resolved?
    * How have historical logical disagreements been resolved?

    For more information, see here or contact Ben Martin at .
  • 8 - 11 July 2019, Sixteenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2019), Zagreb, Croatia

    Date: 8 - 11 July 2019
    Location: Zagreb, Croatia
    Deadline: Wednesday 13 March 2019

    The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data.

    Most mathematical models in physics and engineering 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. Scientists working in the area of computation on real-valued data come from different fields, such as theoretical computer science, domain theory, logic, constructive mathematics, computer arithmetic, numerical mathematics and all branches of analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for people from such diverse areas to meet, present work in progress and exchange ideas and knowledge.

    The conference CCA 2019 is followed by the conference Computability in Europe (CiE 2019).

    Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format.

    Topics: Computable analysis, Complexity on real numbers, Constructive analysis, Domain theory and analysis, Effective descriptive set theory, Theory of representations, Computable numbers, subsets and functions, Randomness and computable measure theory, Models of computability on real numbers, Realizability theory and analysis, Reverse analysis, Weihrauch complexity, Real number algorithms, Implementation of exact real number arithmetic.

    For more information, see http://cca-net.de/cca2019/ or contact Vasco Brattka at , or Zvonko Iljazović at .
  • (New) 3 - 4 June 2019, Fifth International Workshop on "Defeasible and Ampliative Reasoning" (DARe 2019), Philadelphia PA, U.S.A.

    Date: 3 - 4 June 2019
    Location: Philadelphia PA, U.S.A.
    Deadline: Tuesday 19 March 2019

    Everyday human decision making involves various kinds of non-classical reasoning such as reasoning with uncertainty, exceptions, similarity, vagueness, incomplete or contradictory information and many others. These types of reasoning usually show two intertwined aspects, an ampliative aspect (augmenting the underlying reasoning by allowing more conclusions) and a defeasible aspect (curtailing the underlying reasoning by either disregarding or disallowing some conclusions that somehow ought not to be sanctioned). Several efforts have been put into the study and definition of formalisms within which the aforementioned aspects of everyday reasoning could adequately be captured at different levels. But despite the progress that has been achieved, large avenues remain open for exploration.

    DARe aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from core areas of artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, philosophy and related disciplines to discuss these kinds of problems and relevant results in a multi-disciplinary forum. The goal of the workshop is to present latest research developments, to discuss current directions in the field, and to collect first-hand feedback from the community.

    DARe welcomes contributions on all aspects of defeasible and ampliative reasoning. We invite submissions of papers presenting original research results or position statements. Submissions must be prepared using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format and should be no longer than 13 pages (not counting the references).

  • 18 - 21 June 2019, 32nd International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2019), Oslo, Norway

    Date: 18 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Oslo, Norway
    Deadline: Friday 22 March 2019

    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.

    We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics.

    Submissions may be of two types: regular papers (of up to 11 pages), and 2-page abstracts (for authors who wish to announce results that have been or are to be published elsewhere). Accepted submissions, be they regular papers or 2-page abstracts, will be selected for either oral or poster presentation at the workshop.

    For more information, see http://dl.kr.org/dl2019/.
  • 30 March - 2 April 2020, 23rd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2020), Copenhagen, Denmark

    Date: 30 March - 2 April 2020
    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Deadline: Wednesday 27 March 2019

    ICDT is an international conferences series that addresses the principles and theory of data management. Since 2009, it is annually and jointly held with EDBT, the international conference on extending database technology.

    As ICDT strives to broaden its scope, ICDT 2020 will have a Reach Out Track that calls for novel formal frameworks or directions for database theory and/or connections between principles of data management and other communities.

    Every topic related to the principles of data management is relevant to ICDT. Particularly welcome are contributions that connect data management to theoretical computer science, and those that connect database theory and database practice. Papers must be written in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess their merits. The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

    For more information, see https://databasetheory.org/icdt-pages.
  • CfP special issue of JLAMP on "Relational & Algebraic Methods in Computer Science"

    Deadline: Sunday 31 March 2019

    Relational and algebraic methods belong to the core of computer science. This special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP) aims to showcase the variety and relevance of recent developments in this field ranging from theory to applications.

    We invite submissions of high-quality original research articles in the general fields of algebras relevant to computer science and applications of such algebras. While we welcome substantially extended versions of papers published in the proceedings of the RAMiCS 2018 conference, this call is open to anyone interested in the field of relational and algebraic methods.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 31 March, 2019.

  • 10 - 13 September 2019, Twenty-second International Conference on Text, Speech, & Dialogue (TSD 2019), Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Date: 10 - 13 September 2019
    Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Deadline: Sunday 31 March 2019

    The history of the International Conference of Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD) dates back to 1997 when the event was held for the first time, that time as an international workshop, in Mariánské Lázně. The essential idea behind the project was to establish a scientific meeting platform that would act as a bridge between the East and the West. Since then an uninterrupted row of the TSD conferences has been organised by Brno (even years) and Plzeň (odd years) crews.

    TSD2019 will explore the topics in the field of speech and natural language processing, in particular:
    corpora, texts, transcription, and translation;
    speech analysis, recognition, and synthesis;
    their intertwining within dialogue systems.

    The organizing committee invites papers to be presented during the conference. Topics of the 22nd conference will include (but are not limited to): Speech Recognition, Corpora and Language Resources, Speech and Spoken Language Generation, Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech, Semantic Processing of Text and Speech, Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing , Automatic Dialogue Systems, and Multimodal Techniques and Modeling.

    For more information, see http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2019/ or contact Ms Lucie Tauchenova at .
  • (Updated) 16 - 20 September 2019, Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC 2019), Batumi, Georgia

    Date: 16 - 20 September 2019
    Location: Batumi, Georgia
    Deadline: Monday 1 April 2019

    The Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation will be held 16-20 September 2019 in Batumi, Georgia.

    The Symposium series is organized by the Tbilisi State University and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam in conjunction with the Institute of Linguistics and Information Science of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. The programme will include tutorials on Logic, Language and Computation, and a series of invited lecturers. There will be two workshops (on Language and on Logic and Computation) embedded in the conference programme.

    The Programme Committee invites submissions for contributions on all aspects of logic, language, and computation. Work of an interdisciplinary nature is particularly welcome.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2019/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • 16 - 20 September 2019, Workshop on Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities (SSPAM), Batumi, Georgia

    Date: 16 - 20 September 2019
    Location: Batumi, Georgia
    Deadline: Monday 1 April 2019

    The workshop “Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities” wants to discuss recent advances in the research on inner and outer aspects and their interaction. This workshop will take place at the 13th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation.

    It is commonly assumed in both semantics and syntax that there is a distinction between inner aspect (lexical or predicational aspect) and outer aspect (grammatical aspect) (e.g. Smith 1991/97; Cinque 1999; Travis 2010 for spoken languages; Bross 2018 for sign languages). Inner aspect pertains to the distinction between telic and atelic predicates at the level of the VP (the verb and its argument(s)), and the compositional derivation of telicity, going back to works by Verkuyl (1972) and Krifka (1989). Outer aspect, on the other hand, is concerned with, e.g., imperfective (IPF) and perfective (PF) verb forms that are associated with (im)perfective meanings in finite sentences (see, e.g., Klein 1994). At the same time both levels of aspect interact, with grammatical aspect commonly taken to operate on the level of inner aspect (see, e.g., de Swart 1998 for an early treatment of this interaction). The workshop “Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities” wants to discuss recent advances in the research on inner and outer aspects and their interaction.

  • 23 - 27 July 2019, Kurt Goedel's Legacy: Does Future lie in the Past?, Vienna, Austria

    Date: 23 - 27 July 2019
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Deadline: Monday 1 April 2019

    In 1949, Kurt Gödel showed that there exist solutions to Einstein's equations of general relativity allowing for closed timelike curves. The existence of such curves would allow time travel into one's own past leading to all kind of causality paradoxes. Today there is an ongoing debate on how physical such solutions are and whether general relativity would prevent the formation of regions where causality violation is possible. Closely related are Gödel's philosophical ideas on the existence of time, a subject that he intensively discussed with Einstein in Princetown. 'In my view Kurt Gödel's papers represent an important contribution to general relativity, especially his analysis of the concept of time.' said Einstein.

    The Kurt Goedel Society intends to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Gödel's seminal publication and the 100th anniversary of the decisive experimental verification of general relativity by organizing a conference at the University of Vienna, Austria. This event will bring together the prominent researchers from the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence. The conference will be enhanced with a special exhibition about life and work of Kurt Gödel with emphasis on Gödel's solution.

    Program will consist of the invited talks, contributed talks and posters.

    For more information, see https://kgs.logic.at/goedels-legacy/.
  • 13 - 17 May 2019, 24th Conference on Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics, Szklarska Poręba, Poland

    Date & Time: 13 - 17 May 2019, 14:00
    Location: Szklarska Poręba, Poland
    Target audience: logic, logical philosophy, pragmatics, foundations of mathematics, foundations of computer science and related areas
    Deadline: Tuesday 2 April 2019

    The meeting takes place in Szklarska Poręba, in the lovely Sudetes Mountains on the Polish-Czech border. Our event is being held under the patronage of the Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science.

    Our invited speakers are:

    • Andreas Herzig, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse;
    • Emil Jeřábek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.

    We encourage everyone who is interested in logic to participate in our event.

    Contributions related to logic,logical philosophy, pragmatics, foundations of mathematics, foundations of computer science and related areas are welcome.The abstracts of about 30 minutes talks, not extending one page, should be submitted before April 2, 2019 and the notification of acceptance will be sent until April 12, 2019. The detailed information regarding submission of abstracts will be available in the forthcoming announcements and on the conference's website.

    For more information, see http://www.applications-of-logic.uni.wroc.pl/ or contact Marcin Selinger at .
  • 3 - 6 June 2019, 8th International Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2019), London, England

    Date: 3 - 6 June 2019
    Location: London, England
    Deadline: Wednesday 3 April 2019

    CALCO 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).  It 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.

    The eighth edition will be held in London, UK, colocated with MFPS XXXV. It will have three invited speakers, and a joint special session with MFPS. It will also feature two awards: a Best Paper Award whose recipients will be selected by the PC before the conference and a Best Presentation Award, elected by the participants.

    CALCO invites three categories of submissions:
    * Full 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.
    * Early ideas abstracts that lead to presentation of work in progress and original research proposals. PhD students and young researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute.
    * Tool papers that report on the development and use of tools for algebraic and coalgebraic methods in computer science.

    For more information, see https://www.coalg.org/calco-mfps-2019/.
  • 27 - 30 August 2019, The 30th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2019), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Date: 27 - 30 August 2019
    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Monday 15 April 2019

    The purpose of the CONCUR conferences is to bring together researchers, developers, and students in order to advance the theory of concurrency, and promote its applications.

    CONCUR is co-located with:
    - the 17th International Conference on Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS 2019)
    - the Combined 26th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 16th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics (EXPRESS/SOS 2019)
    - the 8th IFIP WG 1.8 Workshop on Trends in Concurrency Theory (TRENDS 2019)
    - the 4th International workshop on TIming Performance engineering for Safety critical systems (TIPS 2019)
    - the 9th Young Researchers Workshop on Concurrency Theory (YR-CONCUR 2019)

    CONCUR 2019 solicits high quality papers reporting research results and/or experience related to semantics, logics, verification and analysis of concurrent systems. All papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

    For more information, see https://event.cwi.nl/concur2019/.
  • 24 - 26 August 2019, 14th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications (LSFA 2019), Natal, Brazil

    Date: 24 - 26 August 2019
    Location: Natal, Brazil
    Deadline: Friday 19 April 2019

    Logical and semantic frameworks are formal languages used to represent logics, languages and systems. These frameworks provide foundations for the formal specification of systems and programming languages, supporting tool development and reasoning.

    LSFA 2019 will be a satellite event of CADE-27. Invited speakers: Pascal Fontaine (LORIA), Achim Jung (University of Birmingham), Vivek Nigam (Fortiss), Elaine Pimentel (UFRN), Giselle Reis (CMU-Qatar).

    Beyond full regular papers, we encourage submissions such as proof pearls, rough diamonds (preliminary results and work in progress), original surveys, or overviews of research projects, where the focus is more on elegance and dissemination than on novelty.

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Specification languages and meta-languages, Formal semantics of languages and logical systems, Logical frameworks, Semantic frameworks, Type theory, Proof theory, Automated deduction, Implementation of logical or semantic frameworks, Applications of logical or semantic frameworks, Computational and logical properties of semantic frameworks, Logical aspects of computational complexity, Lambda and combinatory calculi, Process calculi.

  • (New) 5 - 9 August 2019, ESSLLI 2019 Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Sciences, Riga, Latvia

    Date: 5 - 9 August 2019
    Location: Riga, Latvia
    Deadline: Thursday 25 April 2019

    Vector embeddings of word meanings have become a mainstream tool in large scale natural language processing tools. The use of vectors to represent meanings in semantic spaces or feature spaces is also employed in cognitive science. Unrelated to natural language and cognitive science, vectors and vector spaces have been extensively used as models of physical theories and especially the theory of quantum mechanics.

    Exploiting the common ground provided by vector spaces, the proposed workshop will bring together researchers working at the intersection of NLP, cognitive science, and physics, offering to them an appropriate forum for presenting their uniquely motivated work and ideas.

    We invite original contributions (up to 12 pages) of previously unpublished work. Submission of substantial, albeit partial results of work in progress is welcomed.

    We also invite extended abstracts (3 pages) of previously published work that is recent and relevant to the workshop. These should include a link to a separately published paper or preprint.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/semspace2019/.
  • 1 - 2 August 2019, 1st ACL Workshop on Gender Bias for Natural Language Processing, Florence, Italy

    Date: 1 - 2 August 2019
    Location: Florence, Italy
    Deadline: Friday 26 April 2019

    Gender and other demographic biases in machine-learned models are of increasing interest to the scientific community and industry. Models of natural language are highly affected by such perceived biases, present in widely used products, can lead to poor user experiences. This workshop will be the first dedicated to the issue of gender bias in NLP techniques and it includes a shared task on coreference resolution. In order to make progress as a field, this workshop will specially focus on discussing and proposing standard tasks which quantify bias.

    Keynote Speaker: Pascale Fung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


    Contact persons

    General Workshop:


    We invite submissions of technical work exploring the detection, measurement, and mediation of gender bias in NLP models and applications. Other important topics are the creation of datasets exploring demographics such as metrics to identify and assess relevant biases or focusing on fairness in NLP systems. Finally, the workshop is also open to non-technical work welcoming sociological perspectives.

    We also invite work on gender-fair modeling via our shared task, coreference resolution on GAP (Webster et al. 2018). GAP is a coreference dataset designed to highlight current challenges for the resolution of ambiguous pronouns in context. Participation will be via Kaggle, with submissions open over a three month period in the lead up to the workshop.

    For more information, see http://genderbiasnlp.talp.cat or contact Marta R. Costa-jussà at , or Kellie Webster at .
  • (New) 2 - 4 October 2019, Trends in Logic 2019, Moscow, Russia

    Date: 2 - 4 October 2019
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 May 2019

    The 19th Trends in Logic international conference will be held in Moscow, Russia from October 2 to October 4, 2019. It is organized by the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the journal Studia Logica.

    Invited Speakers:
    • Lev Beklemishev (Moscow, Russia)
    • Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    • Per Martin-Löf (Stokholm, Sweden)
    • Graham Priest (New York, USA)

    We invite submissions presenting substantial recent advances in formal philosophical logic.

  • (New) 23 - 26 September 2019, German conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2019), Kassel, Germany

    Date: 23 - 26 September 2019
    Location: Kassel, Germany
    Deadline: Sunday 12 May 2019

    KI 2019 is the 42nd edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence organized in cooperation with the AI Chapter of the German Society for Informatics (GI-FBKI).

    KI traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI, providing an ideal place for exchanging news and research results of intelligent system technology. While KI is primarily attended by researchers from Germany and neighboring countries, it warmly welcomes international participation.


    We invite papers, which have to be in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style, in the following three categories:
    - Full technical papers reporting on new research that makes a substantial technical contribution to the field
    - Technical communications reporting on research in progress or other issues of interest to the AI community
    - Abstracts of papers accepted at (most recent editions of) major AI conferences
    Submission deadline; May 12th, 2019.

    We also invite proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held at the first day (September 23) of the conference week. Topics include all subareas of artificial intelligence as well as their foundations and applications. Submission deadline: March 1, 2019.

    Finally, the doctoral consortium provides an opportunity for PhD students to discuss their research interests and career objectives with established researchers in AI and network with other participants. Submission deadline: June 10th, 2019.

    For more information, see http://www.ki2019.de or contact .
  • 18 - 21 October 2019, The Seventh International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-VII), South-West University, Chongqing, China

    Date: 18 - 21 October 2019
    Location: South-West University, Chongqing, China
    Deadline: Monday 20 May 2019

    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. Submitted papers should be at most 12 pages long, with one additional page for references, in PDF format following the Springer LNCS style. Please submit your title and abstract by May 13, 2019, and your full paper by May 20, 2019. Submission is via the EasyChair for LORI-VII. Accepted papers will be collected as a volume in the FoLLi series on Logic, Language and Information​ , and some will later be considered for publication in a special issue of an international journal.

    For more information, see http://golori.org/lori2019/ or contact Patrick Blackburn at .
  • CfP for Special issue on "Imprecise Probabilities, Logic and Rationality" of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning (IJAR)

    Deadline: Saturday 1 June 2019

    This special Issue intends to contribute to the state-of-the-art of the interactions and connections between imprecise probabilities and logic, and more generally with formal theories of rationality, the hope being that this cross-disciplinary view will lead to new exciting perspectives for both communities and related areas.

    Topics of interests include but are not limited to the following:

    • IP and (modal/epistemic/dependence/probabilistic/possibilistic…) logic
    • IP and game/decision theory
    • IP and formal epistemology/deductive sciences
    • IP and StarAI
    • IP and coalgebra
    • applications of logic and formal languages to IP
    • applications of IP to logic
    • Logical, algebraic, categorical foundations of IP
  • 13 - 16 January 2020, CSL 2020: Computer Science Logic, Barcelona, Spain

    Date: 13 - 16 January 2020
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    Deadline: Thursday 4 July 2019

    Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). It is an interdisciplinary conference, spanning across both basic and application oriented research in mathematical logic and computer science.

    Authors are invited to submit contributed papers of no more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style (not including references), presenting unpublished work fitting the scope of the conference. Submitted papers must be in English and must provide sufficient detail to allow the Programme Committee to assess the merits of the paper. Full proofs may appear in a clearly marked technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a well written introduction which is directed at all members of the PC.

    For more information, see http://www.cs.upc.edu/csl2020/ or contact Maribel Fernandez at , or Anca Muscholl at .

Upcoming conferences

  • 21 - 25 January 2019, Syntax Meets Semantics 2019 (SYSMICS 2019), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Date: 21 - 25 January 2019
    Location: Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425 Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Substructural logics are formal reasoning systems that refine classical logic by weakening structural rules in a Gentzen-style sequent calculus. Traditionally, substructural logics have been investigated using proof theoretic and algebraic methods. In recent years, combined approaches have started to emerge. The programme of the SYSMICS conference will focus on interactions between syntactic and semantic methods in substructural logics. This conference is the last of a series of meetings planned in the SYSMICS RISE project during 2016-2019.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/SYSMICS2019/.
  • 1 - 3 February 2019, Very informal gathering of logicians (VIG 2019), Los Angeles, CA

    Date: 1 - 3 February 2019
    Location: Los Angeles, CA

    There will be a Very Informal Gathering of Logicians (VIG) at UCLA, from Friday, February 1, to Sunday, February 3, 2019. The 20th in a series of biennial logic meetings at UCLA, this event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967-68 Logic Year at UCLA and the many influences it had in Mathematical Logic.

    The invited speakers are: Justin Moore (giving the Hjorth Lecture), Julia Knight, Krzysztof Krupinski, Chris Laskowski, Menachem Magidor, Donald A. Martin, Grigor Sargsyan, Brandon Seward, Ted Slaman, John Steel, Anush Tserunyan, Robin Tucker-Drob and Hugh Woodin.

  • 4 - 9 February 2019, Winter School on Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science, Tbilisi, Georgia

    Date: 4 - 9 February 2019
    Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

    The winter school on Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, February 4-9, 2019. The school will be organized by the International Black Sea University with the support of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG). The intended audience of the winter school includes master and PhD students as well as young researchers from the fields of computer science and mathematics.

    For more information, see https://cte.ibsu.edu.ge/wstfcs2019/.
  • 11 - 13 February 2019, Symposium on Responsible Intelligent Systems: Concepts, Practices and Formal Models, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Date: 11 - 13 February 2019
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

    In this symposium we look back at some of the results of the REINS project on responsible intelligent systems and look forward at new routes of investigation for responsible AI in general.

    The starting point of the REINS project was to develop logic-based modelling techniques that enable responsibility checking of artificial agents. As the project progressed, that goal evolved into a more general objective to understand the concepts involved in the modelling of responsibility, and to find the formal models that characterize them. Formalization has been the main focus throughout the project, paving the way for a more precise and operationalizable understanding of the concepts involved in responsibility, machine ethics and deontic reasoning. We believe the symbolic methods that we use in our model driven approach are essential to the solution of the problem of coming to responsible AI, since responsibility is too abstract and precarious a notion to be learned through data-driven approaches. However, the interplay between model-driven and data-driven approaches is one of the new future directions we are interested in.

    For this final symposium of the project, we invite philosophers, logicians and specialists from concrete application areas of responsible intelligent systems (the military, the police).


  • 19 - 21 February 2019, Special Session on Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence (NLPinAI 2019), Prague, Czech Republic

    Date: 19 - 21 February 2019
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    Target audience: Computational Linguistics

    Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language processing depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions.

    The ICAART Special Session covers theoretical work, applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.

    For more information, see http://www.icaart.org/NLPinAI.aspx or contact Roussanka Loukanova at .
  • 19 - 21 February 2019, 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART-2019), Prague, Czech Republic

    Date: 19 - 21 February 2019
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic

    The purpose of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in the areas of Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Two simultaneous related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work. One track focuses on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general. The other track focuses mainly on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception Reactive AI Systems, and Evolutionary Computing and other topics related to Intelligent Systems and Computational Intelligence.

    For more information, see http://www.icaart.org/ or contact .
  • 2 March 2019, Pre-conference Workshop on Logic and Cognition

    Date: Saturday 2 March 2019
    Location: New Delhi, India

    In association with ICLA 2019, a pre-conference workshop on Logic and Cognition will be held on March 2, 2019. The workshop will focus on applying modal logics to analyze psychological tasks involving mental states, in particular:
    (I) the paradigmatic false belief tasks, and
    (II) higher order social reasoning tasks involving strategic games.

    - Rohit Parikh (CUNY, USA)
    - Torben Braüner (Roskilde University, Denmark)
    - Sujata Ghosh (ISI Chennai, India)

    For more information, see http://icla2019.cse.iitd.ac.in or contact Torben Braüner at , or Sujata Ghosh at .
  • 3 - 5 March 2019, Eighth Indian Conference on Logic & Its Applications (ICLA 2019), New Delhi, India

    Date: 3 - 5 March 2019
    Location: New Delhi, India

    ICLA is a forum for bringing together researchers from a wide variety of fields in which formal logic plays a significant role, along with mathematicians, computer scientists, philosophers and logicians studying foundations of formal logic in itself. A special feature of this conference is the inclusion of studies in systems of logic in the Indian tradition and historical research on logic.

  • 6 - 8 March 2019, Post-truth: The semantics and pragmatics of saying "what you believe to be false", Bremen

    Date: 6 - 8 March 2019
    Location: Bremen

    Grice's first maxim of quality says "do not say what you believe to be false", but we often do. We tell lies ("I did not have sexual relations with that woman"), we deceive (e.g. by lying by implicature), we bullshit ("Trade wars are easy to win"), we make up stories ("When Harry Potter first came to Hogwarts …"), we pretend (Kids playing: "You were Batgirl and I was Wonder Woman"), or we use irony ("Losing the key was very smart!"). In all such speech acts there is a clear sense in which we're not, or at least not literally, speaking the truth. In this workshop we want to discuss the challenges that these and other deviations from the Gricean norm of quality pose for semantics and pragmatics and see if we can incorporate ideas from philosophy, literary theory, cognitive science and other related fields to extend the coverage of our theories of meaning and our understanding of the dynamics and logic of (non-)cooperative conversation.

    Invited speakers: Regine Eckardt (Konstanz) and Jörg Meibauer (Mainz). Organized by Daniel Gutzmann (Cologne), Emar Maier (Groningen), and Katharina Turgay (Landau).

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/post-truth/ or contact Emar Maier at .
  • 13 - 16 March 2019, The 4th Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference Mathematical Transgressions (ISCMT 2019), Cracow, Poland

    Date: 13 - 16 March 2019
    Location: Cracow, Poland

    We are going to exceed the boundaries of mathematics again, and examine issues surrounding mathematics and its pedagogy together with researchers from all over the world who represent not only different scientific disciplines, but also different cultures, and thus may bring fresh perspectives to our discussions. We warmly invite especially mathematicians, mathematics educators, psychologists, philosophers and teachers of mathematics who are interested in transforming mathematics education and making it better for all the students.

    The conference program will include plenary lectures, extended presentations, thematic working sessions, workshops and a poster session.

    For more information, see https://iscmt.up.krakow.pl/IV/.
  • 14 - 15 March 2019, Workshop on Theory and Algorithms in Graph and Stochastic Games, Mons, Belgium

    Date: 14 - 15 March 2019
    Location: Mons, Belgium

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers from two related fields in dynamic games: graph games and stochastic games. Despite clear differences in the emphasis, these two fields share a number of research goals, study related models, and use similar proof techniques. There is a scope for an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in different fields including computer science, economics, mathematics, and logic. The workshop is called for to serve as a forum for such collaboration.

    The workshop has a wide scope, and covers amongst others the following areas:
    - theoretical advances in graph and stochastic games
    - algorithms and computational complexity in these games
    - applications in computer science, economics, mathematics, biology, and physics

    For more information, see http://math.umons.ac.be/gamenet2019/.
  • 14 - 15 March 2019, Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures 2019: "Mental Representation & Propositional Attitudes", Bochum, Germany

    Date: 14 - 15 March 2019
    Location: Bochum, Germany

    It?s an honor and a pleasure to host Frances Egan and Robert Matthews in Bochum to deliver the next Rudolf-Carnap-Lecture series. They will present two talks each, as always in the context of a Graduate workshop where several PhD students and Postdocs will also have the chance to present their ideas on themes associated with the topics of the lectures.

  • 22 - 24 March 2019, The 30th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2019), Chicago IL, U.S.A.

    Date: 22 - 24 March 2019
    Location: Chicago IL, U.S.A.

    The ALT 2019 conference is dedicated to all theoretical and algorithmic aspects of machine learning.

    Invited speakers: Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University) and Jennifer Wortman Vaughan (Microsoft Research, New York City).
  • 25 - 29 March 2019, 13th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2019), St Petersburg, Russia

    Date: 25 - 29 March 2019
    Location: St Petersburg, Russia

    LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. LATA 2019 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 2019 will consist of invited talks and peer-reviewed contributions. Invited speakers: Henning Fernau (University of Trier), Edward A. Lee (University of California, Berkeley), Vadim Lozin (University of Warwick), From Words to Graphs, and Esko Ukkonen (University of Helsinki).

    For more information, see http://lata2019.irdta.eu/.
  • 27 - 30 March 2019, Third Tübingen Conference on Proof-Theoretic Semantics (PTS3): Assessment and Future Perspectives, Tübingen, Germany

    Date: 27 - 30 March 2019
    Location: Tübingen, Germany
    For more information, see http://ls.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/PTS3/.
  • 29 - 30 March 2019, "The Creative Power of Metaphor", Oxford, England

    Date: 29 - 30 March 2019
    Location: Oxford, England

    Join us for an innovative 2-day conference on the nexus between Metaphor, Linguistic Diversity, and Creativity.

    The conference will be structured around four themes. Each theme will be introduced in a keynote lecture, and developed in a plenary round-table discussion featuring selected panelists. Panelists will address general questions as well as questions raised by the audience. Moreover, two extensive Poster sessions will be dedicated to present specific studies related to the four themes.

    - Metaphor and Linguistic Diversity (keynote speaker: Lera Boroditsky)
    - Metaphor and Emotion (keynote speaker: Zoltán Kövecse)
    - Metaphor and Communication (keynote speaker: Gerard Steen)
    - Metaphor and Creativity (keynote speaker: Rachel Giora)


  • 6 - 11 April 2019, 22nd European Joint Conferences on Theory And Practice of Software (ETAPS 2019), Prague, Czech Republic

    Date: 6 - 11 April 2019
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic

    ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of five main annual conferences, accompanied by satellite workshops. ETAPS 2019 is the twenty-second event in the series.

    Main conferences:
    - ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
    - FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
    - FoSSaCS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
    - POST: Principles of Security and Trust
    - TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems
    TACAS '19 hosts the 8th Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP).

    A number of satellite workshops will take place before the main conferences: BEHAPI, CREST, DICE-FOPARA, GaLoP, HCVS, HSB, InterAVT, LiVe, MeTRiD, PERR, PLACES, QAPL, SPIoT, SynCoP, VerifyThis.

  • 7 - 12 April 2019, 4th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving (AITP 2019), Obergurgl, Austria

    Date: 7 - 12 April 2019
    Location: Obergurgl, Austria

    Large-scale semantic processing and strong computer assistance of mathematics and science is our inevitable future. New combinations of AI and reasoning methods and tools deployed over large mathematical and scientific corpora will be instrumental to this task. The AITP conference is the forum for discussing how to get there as soon as possible, and the force driving the progress towards that.

    There will be several focused sessions on AI for ATP, ITP and mathematics, Formal Abstracts, linguistic processing of mathematics/science, modern AI and big-data methods, and several sessions with contributed talks. The focused sessions will be based on invited talks and discussion oriented.

    For more information, see http://aitp-conference.org/2019.
  • 8 - 11 April 2019, Conference on Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Situation Management (CogSIMA 2019), Las Vegas NV, U.S.A.

    Date: 8 - 11 April 2019
    Location: Las Vegas NV, U.S.A.

    The CogSIMA conference series provides an annual venue for presenting multi-disciplinary research on complex heterogeneous dynamical systems - of interacting humans, machines, computer agents and/or networks - whose individual and/or collective behavior depends on their Situation Awareness.

    Examples of systems include a variety of command and control systems, disaster monitoring and recovery systems, human-robot teams, physical and cyber security situation awareness systems, intelligent transportation systems, health care medical situation control systems, and many other systems.

    The CogSIMA conferences are aimed at researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government, with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience including computer science, artificial intelligence, human factors, cognitive science, modeling & simulation, robotics, and systems engineering.

    For more information, see http://www.cogsima2019.org or contact .
  • 13 - 16 April 2019, 15th Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation (TAMC 2019), Kitakyushu, Japan

    Date: 13 - 16 April 2019
    Location: Kitakyushu, Japan

    TAMC 2019 aims at bringing together a wide range of researchers with interest in computational theory and its applications. The main themes of the conference are computability, computer science logic, complexity, algorithms, models of computation and systems theory. TAMC is happening in Japan after a gap of Eight Years with special sessions on “Soft Computing and AI models”.  TAMC 2011 was held in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 24 - 26 April 2019, PhDs in Logic XI , Bern

    Date: 24 - 26 April 2019
    Location: Bern
    Target audience: PhD students, master students, first-year postdocs
    Costs: No registration fees

    PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes contributions to various topics in mathematical logic, philosophical logic, and logic in computer science. It usually involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research. The 11th edition of PhDs in Logic will take place in Bern on April 24-26 2019 at the Institutes of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Bern. This edition of the conference will involve six tutorials in total, three of which will be delivered by young researchers.

    We welcome students to participate in PhDs in Logic XI regardless of whether they want to submit a contribution. We also encourage students and postdocs in logic from disciplines other than computer science, mathematics, and philosophy to apply.

    For more information, see https://mathsites.unibe.ch/phdlogic2019/index.html or contact Almudena Colacito at .
  • 24 - 26 April 2019, 8th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (evoMUSART), Leipzig, Germany

    Date: 24 - 26 April 2019
    Location: Leipzig, Germany

    The main goal of EvoMusArt is to bring together researchers who are using Computational Intelligence techniques for artistic tasks such as visual art, music, architecture, video, digital games, poetry, or design. The conference gives researchers in the field the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

  • 8 - 10 May 2019, 16th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA-2019), Rende, Italy

    Date: 8 - 10 May 2019
    Location: Rende, Italy

    The European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (or Journées Européennes sur la Logique en Intelligence Artificielle - JELIA) began back in 1988, as a workshop, in response to the need for a European forum for the discussion of emerging work in this field. Since then, JELIA has been organised biennially. JELIA aims at bringing together researchers active in all aspects concerning the use of logics in AI to discuss current research, results, problems, and applications of both a theoretical and a practical nature.

    For more information, see https://jelia2019.mat.unical.it/.
  • 22 - 24 May 2019, International Conference on Simplicities & Complexities, Bonn, Germany

    Date: 22 - 24 May 2019
    Location: Bonn, Germany

    Throughout the 20th century the sciences have approached more and more complex phenomena, in tune with the increased social relevance of scientific knowledge. The perceived need to address complexity head-on has led to a broader reaction against simplification and reductionism within the sciences. However, if simplicity, in its various outfits, has proven an unreliable guide, what should it be replaced with? Looking at the various strategies of addressing complexity in the sciences and the disciplines reflecting upon them, it appears that the notion is at least as variegated as simplicity.

    The aim of the conference is to analyze, differentiate, and connect the various notions and practices of simplicity and complexity, in physics as well as in other sciences. We invite contributors from a spectrum of disciplines, scientists and scholars reflecting on their respective and neighboring research fields, as well as historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science investigating the epistemologies, practices, and discourses of fellow epistemic communities. The conference will thrive on intense discussion surpassing disciplinary boundaries.

  • (New) 30 - 31 May 2019, Bergen Early-Career Masterclass on Logical Epistemology, Bergen, Norway

    Date: 30 - 31 May 2019
    Location: Bergen, Norway

    The philosophy department at the University of Bergen is pleased to invite applications for participation in an early-career masterclass on logical epistemology, with tutorials from both Roy Sorensen and Ole Hjortland. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in the philosophy of logic with a 30-minute presentation, and receive feedback from experts in the field. Applicants should be doctoral candidates, or those within three years of obtaining their PhD.

    Confirmed speakers:
    * Roy Sorensen (Washington University, St. Louis): Topic TBA
    * Ole Hjortland (University of Bergen): Logical Anti-Exceptionalism

    For more information, see https://philevents.org/event/show/69126 or contact Ben Martin at .
  • 3 - 7 June 2019, 4th SILFS Postgraduate Conference on Logic & Philosophy of Science, Urbino, Italy

    Date: 3 - 7 June 2019
    Location: Urbino, Italy

    The aim of the conference is to gather young researchers working in the field of logic and philosophy of sciences and to offer them the opportunity to present and discuss their papers in an informal and stimulating environment.

    The conference is divided into eight sessions, namely:
    1) Philosophy of Biology and Health Sciences
    2) Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
    3) Foundations of Computing and Artificial Intelligence
    4) Classical and Non-Classical Logics
    5) Philosophy and Foundations of Physics
    6) Foundations of Logic and Mathematics
    7) Philosophy of Social Sciences
    8) General Philosophy of Science
    Each session will host 4 different talks (30 minutes for each talk + 10 minutes of discussion).

  • (New) 3 - 7 June 2019, Summer School "Conditionals in Paris - Logic, Linguistics and Psychology", Paris, France

    Date: 3 - 7 June 2019
    Location: Paris, France

    Philosophers and logicians have studied conditional constructions, of the form 'if A then B', for millennia, and have made many deep points about them. However, we are still far from having a full account of them and their essential relation to reasoning, to inferring B from A. More recently, linguists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and theorists in artificial intelligence have also illuminated this study.

    Our Summer School will be truly interdisciplinary, and will be structured around linguistics, philosophical logic, and psychology, bringing together internationally renowned experts in these fields to introduce and advance research on conditionals. We look forward to welcoming everyone who wants to learn about and contribute to this research to Paris.

  • 6 - 8 June 2019, Workshop "Expressing Evidence", Konstanz, Germany

    Date: 6 - 8 June 2019
    Location: Konstanz, Germany

    Evidential restrictions cross-cut grammars in varied ways. In this workshop, we want to bring together researchers working from different angles on how natural language expresses evidence. We are especially interested in (but not limited to) submissions that straddle the divide between linguistics and philosophy and address the following issues:
    1. Evidentiality across syntactic categories
    2. Speech acts conveyed by evidentials
    3. Evidentiality in a broader context of attitude ascriptions and subjective expressions
    4. Types of reasoning and knowledge involved in statements with different evidentials
    5. Formal tools for modelling evidence

    Invited speakers: Corien Bary (Nijmegen), Lisa Matthewson (British Columbia), Elin McCready (Aoyama) and Dilip Ninan (Tufts).

  • 15 - 21 June 2019, 3rd International Conference on Numerical Computations: Theory and Algorithms (NUMTA 2019), Crotone, Italy

    Date: 15 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Crotone, Italy

    The goal of the NUMTA2019 Conference is to create a multidisciplinary round table for an open discussion on numerical modeling nature by using traditional and emerging computational paradigms. The Conference (including also special streams and sessions) will discuss all aspects of numerical computations and modeling from foundations and philosophy to advanced numerical techniques. New technological challenges and fundamental ideas from theoretical computer science, linguistic, logic, set theory, and philosophy will meet requirements and new fresh applications from physics, chemistry, biology, and economy.

    Together with regular presentations at the Conference there will be the Summer School offering tutorials and discussion sections covering the topics of the Conference.

  • 17 - 21 June 2019, Caleidoscope: Research School in Computational Complexity, Paris, France

    Date: 17 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Paris, France

    Computational complexity theory was born more than 50 years ago when researchers started asking themselves what could be computed efficiently. Classifying problems/functions with respect to the amount of resources (e.g. time and/or space) needed to solve/compute them turned out to be an extremely difficult question. This has led researchers to develop a remarkable variety of approaches, employing different mathematical methods and theories.

    The future development of complexity theory will require a subtle understanding of the similarities, differences and limitations of the many current approaches. The goal (and peculiarity) of the Caleidoscope school is to reunite in a single event as many different takes on computational complexity as can reasonably be fit in one week. It is intended for graduate students as well as established researchers who wish to learn more about neighbouring areas.


    For more information, see http://caleidoscope.sciencesconf.org/.
  • 19 - 21 June 2019, Formal Epistemology Workshop 2019 (FEW 2019), Torino, Italy

    Date: 19 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Torino, Italy

    The 15th edition of FEW will take place at the University of Turin, situated in the Piedmont, a region in the Northwest of Italy. The keynote speakers will be Paul Égré (ENS Paris), Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck) and Stephan Hartmann (LMU Munich).

    For more information, see https://www.few2019.com/.
  • 19 - 21 June 2019, KNAW Colloquium and Master Class on Musicality and Genomics

    Date: 19 - 21 June 2019
    Location: Trippenhuis KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam

    This Academy Colloquium on Musicality and Genomics will bring together leading experts from neurobiology, cognitive psychology, music cognition and genetics to discuss (Day 1) the phenotypes of musicality, how to measure them, and genetic techniques for studying human variation. and (Day 2) the possibilities for combining musicality indices with the latest genomic methods, genetic pleiotropy between traits, and the instalment of an international consortium on the biological bases of musicality.

    By invitation only.

  • 22 - 27 June 2019, The thirty-fourth Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic In Computer Science (LICS'19), Vancouver BC, Canada

    Date: 22 - 27 June 2019
    Location: Vancouver BC, Canada

    The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed.

    For more information, see https://lics.siglog.org/lics19/ or contact .
  • 25 - 28 June 2019, International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA 2019), Frankfurt, Germany

    Date: 25 - 28 June 2019
    Location: Frankfurt, Germany

    Formal Concept Analysis emerged in the 1980's from attempts to restructure lattice theory in order to promote better communication between lattice theorists and potential users of lattice theory. Since its early years, Formal Concept Analysis has developed into a research field in its own right with a thriving theoretical community and a rapidly expanding range of applications in information and knowledge processing including visualization, data analysis (mining) and knowledge management and discovery.

    The ICFCA conference series aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working on theoretical or applied aspects of Formal Concept Analysis within major related areas such as Mathematics and Computer and Information Sciences and their diverse applications to fields like Software Engineering, Linguistics, Environment, Life and Social Sciences, etc.

  • 28 June 2019, ABC Networking Day 2019

    Date & Time: Friday 28 June 2019, 00:01
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    This will be a full day of opportunities for strong mind and brain connections!

  • 28 June 2019, Amsterdam Mind and Brain symposium, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Date & Time: Friday 28 June 2019, 14:30-23:00
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    AMBition is a coalition of four leading neuroscience research institutes (NIN, Amsterdam UMC, IBBA and ABC) aimed at building sustainable bridges between Amsterdam’s top research groups in the fields of brain and mind research. With the launch of AMBition, Amsterdam’s international visibility as an attractive and inspiring centre for mind and brain research will grow greatly, pushing Amsterdam in joining the league of worldwide leading institutes in this field. The kick-off of AMBition is scheduled for the 28th of June 2019 during a symposium in the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

  • 1 - 5 July 2019, 14th Computer Science Symposium in Russia (CSR'19), Novosibirsk, Russia

    Date: 1 - 5 July 2019
    Location: Novosibirsk, Russia
    Target audience: researchers and students in Theoretical Computer Science
    Costs: TBA

    The International Computer Science Symposium in Russia (CSR) is an annual international conference held in Russia that intends to cover a broad range of topics in Theoretical Computer Science. CSR'19 will be part of the Computer Science Summer in Russia which will also include the Ershov Informatics Conference (PSI'19) and a summer school in Computer Science for students.

    For more information, see https://logic.pdmi.ras.ru/csr2019/ or contact Gregory Kucherov at .
  • 1 - 15 July 2019, Spring Course in Epistemic Game Theory

    Date: 1 - 15 July 2019
    Location: Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Epistemic game theory is a new, fresh approach to game theory where the reasoning of people is at center stage. More precisely, it investigates how people like you and me reason in a game theoretic situation before they make a decision. Not only do we reason about the possible choices of others, but also about the reasoning of others. This type of reasoning will be our main theme of interest. The course offers a deep introduction into the beautiful world of epistemic game theory, and is open to advanced bachelor students, master students, PhD students and researchers all over the world.

    For more information, see http://www.epicenter.name/springcourse/ or contact Andres Perea at .
  • 15 - 19 July 2019, 15th Conference on Computability in Europe (CiE 2019), Durham, England

    Date: 15 - 19 July 2019
    Location: Durham, England

    CiE 2019 is the 15th conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world.

    The CiE conferences serve as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects of computability, foundations of computer science, logic, and theoretical computer science, as well as the interplay of these areas with practical issues in computer science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics, philosophy, or physics.

    For more information, see https://community.dur.ac.uk/cie.2019/ or contact .
  • 5 - 16 August 2019, 31st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2019), Riga, Latvia

    Date: 5 - 16 August 2019
    Location: Riga, Latvia

    The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is an annual event under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) and brings together logicians, linguists, computer scientists, and philosophers to study language, logic, and information, and their interconnections.

    For more information, see http://esslli2019.folli.info/ or contact .
  • 5 - 10 August 2019, 16th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST XVI), Prague, Czech Republic

    Date: 5 - 10 August 2019
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic

    The 16th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST) will take place in Prague, August 5-10, 2019, organised under the auspices of the Division for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST/IUHPST) by the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

    The congress has a long history and a unique character, bringing together the communities of logicians, philosophers of logic and philosophers and historians of science and technology. The theme of the 16th edition of the congress is "Bridging across academic cultures". We believe that the communities and societies in both logic and philosophy/history of science are often fragmented and isolated from each other. We want to contribute to redressing this state of things.

    For more information, see http://clmpst2019.flu.cas.cz/.
  • 2 - 6 September 2019, 12th Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2019), Varna, Bulgaria

    Date: 2 - 6 September 2019
    Location: Varna, Bulgaria

    RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) is one of the most competitive and influential NLP conferences. The event is held biennially and traditionally includes pre-conference tutorials, main conference with Student Research Workshop, and post-conference specialised workshops.

    All RANLP conferences feature keynote talks by leading experts in NLP. The confirmed keynote speakers at RANLP 2019 include Kenneth Church (Baidu USA), Hinrich Schütze (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) and Kyunghyun Cho (New York University).

    For more information, see http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2019/.