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2 - 3 July 2020, AAL 2020: Australasian Association for Logic, CancelledLocation: Sydney, Australia
The 2020 annual conference of the Australasian Association for Logic (AAL) was to be held in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday 2nd July and Friday 3rd July 2020. The conference is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL). Student ASL members may apply for modest student travel awards to attend the conference.
Just after AAL 2020, the University of Sydney was to be hosting the 2020 annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, from July 5th until July 9th: see the conference webpage for further details.
AAL 2020 and AAP 2020 have had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. The organizers have stated that they may be able to organise a one-day virtual meeting if there is sufficient interest.
Papers in any area of philosophical, mathematical or computational logic are welcome. Abstracts of papers should be submitted by email to <nicholas.smith at sydney.edu.au>.For more information, see http://www-personal.usyd.edu.au/~njjsmith/aal2020/ or contact nicholas.smith at sydney.edu.au.
7 - 11 September 2020, 18th MonsTheoretical Computer Science Days, Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: Friday 29 May 2020
The Czech Technical University in Prague will host the 18th edition of the "Mons Theoretical Computer Science Days" on September 7?11, 2020. The conference will offer invited talks and lectures on selected abstracts.
The theme of the conference is combinatorics on words and formal languages from their different perspectives (combinatorial, algorithmic, dynamical, logic, ...). The conference also welcomes other related branches of computer science and mathematics (number theory, computability, model checking, semigroups, game theory, discrete geometry, decentralized algorithms, bioinformatics, ...).
Authors are invited to submit abstract of their contribution between 1 and 4 pages long. Submissions will be open in April.
6 - 7 July 2020, Udine Workshop on Singular Cardinals (WSC2020), Udine, ItalyLocation: Udine, ItalyDeadline: Sunday 31 May 2020
We are happy to announce the upcoming "Udine Workshop on Singular Cardinals", that will be held in Udine (Italy) on 6-7 July 2020. It will be held at Palazzo di Toppo Wassermann, a prestigious 18th-century palace. Singular cardinals are transversal to set theory and beyond, and this will be an occasion to bring together researchers working on singular cardinals and share the latest developments on this topic.
Talks: James Cummings (Carnegie Mellon University) Péter Komjáth (Eötvös Loránd University) Menachem Magidor (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) * Itay Neeman (UCLA) * Assaf Rinot (Bar-Ilan University) Jouko Väänänen (University of Helsinki) * To confirm
There will be some slots open for contributed talks, and all the interested researchers and students are encouraged to apply.For more information, see https://users.dimi.uniud.it/~vincenzo.dimonte/WSC2020.html or contact Vincenzo Dimonte at vincenzo.dimonte at uniud.it.
CfP special issue of EJPS on "Dimensions of Applied Maths"Deadline: Sunday 31 May 2020
Davide Rizza and Matt Parker are editing one of the forthcoming EJPS (European Journal of Philosophy of Science) topical collections, on "Dimensions of Applied Mathematics".
Philosophical interest in the application of mathematics has usually been connected to indispensability arguments or Wigner’s famous puzzle of ‘unreasonable effectiveness’. In both cases the success of mathematical applications has been taken as a starting point for philosophical reflection and, as a result, little attention has been paid to the practice of applying mathematics in the course of scientific enquiry. This special issue is devoted to exploring the latter, relatively neglected topic. We encourage submissions, especially from non-mainstream areas of philosophy of science and/or from under-represented groups, discussing any of the dimensions (historical, foundational and practical) of applied mathematics.For more information, see http://www.philsci.eu/page-1075519.
31 August - 2 September 2020, ECAI2020 workshop NETREASON, Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, SpainDeadline: Monday 1 June 2020
This workshop focuses on the issues of information spread in a social network of natural and artificial agents as studied by the emerging interdisciplinary field of multi-agent systems, reasoning and social network analysis.
COVID-19 note: the workshop will follow ECAI. If they go virtual, we go virtual.
The call is for scientific papers, which report novel research in the areas (but not limited to): Logic based models of social networks phenomena, Epistemic models on graphs, Strategic behaviour in opinion diffusion, Computational issues in opinion diffusion, Computational Trust, Collective information distortions and how to prevent them, Model checking and verification of social network phenomena.For more information, see https://netreason.w.uib.no/.
14 - 18 September 2020, Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2020 (LATD 2020) , Tbilisi, GeorgiaLocation: Tbilisi, GeorgiaDeadline: Monday 1 June 2020
This is one of the main events of the Tbilisi Autumn of Logic, a series of conferences and summer schools taking place in Tbilisi promoting research in pure and applied logic at an international level.
The LATD conference series started as an official meeting of the working group on Mathematical Fuzzy Logic and has evolved into a wider meeting in algebraic logic and related areas. Its main goal is to foster collaboration between researchers in these areas, and to promote communication and cooperation with members of neighbouring fields.
The conference will be preceded by the Sixteenth International Tbilisi Summer School in Logic and Language devoted to courses on core topics of LATD 2020.
We invite contributions on any relevant aspects of logical systems (including many valued, fuzzy, substructural, modal and quantum logics), in particular:
* Proof theory and computational complexity
* Algebraic semantics and abstract algebraic logic
* First-order, higher-order and modal formalisms
* Geometric and game-theoretic aspects
* Applications and foundational issuesFor more information, see https://www.logic.at/latd2020/.
9 - 11 September 2020, Seventeenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2020), Bologna (Italy) or VirtualLocation: Bologna (Italy) or VirtualDeadline: Monday 1 June 2020
The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data.
The topics of interest include foundational work on various models and approaches for describing computability and complexity over the real numbers. They also include complexity-theoretic investigations, both foundational and with respect to concrete problems, and new implementations of exact real arithmetic, as well as further developments of already existing software packages. We hope to gain new insights into computability-theoretic aspects of various computational questions from physics and from other fields involving computations over the real numbers.
Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format, including references.
If full versions of papers are already available as technical report or arXiv version, then corresponding links should be added to the reference list.For more information, see http://cca-net.de/cca2020/.
26 - 28 September 2020, 10th International Conference on Non-Classical Logics, Theory & Applications, Łódź, PolandLocation: Łódź, PolandDeadline: Wednesday 10 June 2020
The Conference - devoted to non-classical logics - was initially held in Łódź in September 2008 and 2009. The conference serves as a forum to effectively exchange novel results and to survey works in widely understood non-classical logics and their applications.This year's tenth edition of the Conference will be an occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the logic journal Bulletin of the Section of Logic, established in 1971.
During this year's edition of the conference there will be a special session devoted to formal ontology, broadly conceived.
Participants are requested to submit their papers on all topics relevant to the conference. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to: many-valued logics, modal logics, non-monotonic logics, paraconsistent logics, plausible reasoning, substructural logics, contra-classical logics, relevant and connexive logics, and/or description logics. Contributions from other related areas such as: cognitive science, computer science, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of language, and/or philosophy of mind, are also welcome. Cross-cutting contributions are particularly welcome.
Articles should be in English, written in the LaTeX single-column format of CEUR-ws.They must not exceed 10 pages.For more information, see http://ncl.uni.lodz.pl/.
12 - 14 September 2020, 18th International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR 2020), Rhodes, GreeceLocation: Rhodes, GreeceDeadline: Friday 12 June 2020
NMR is the premier forum for results in the area of nonmonotonic reasoning. Its aim is to bring together active researchers in this broad field within knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR), including belief revision, uncertain reasoning, reasoning about actions, planning, logic programming, preferences, argumentation, causality, and many other related topics including systems and applications.
As in previous editions, NMR 2020 aims to foster connections between the different subareas of nonmonotonic reasoning and provide a forum for emerging topics. Workshop activities will include invited talks and presentations of technical papers. NMR 2020 is co-located with the International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020) and the 33rd International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2020). In particular, NMR 2020 will share a joint session with DL 2020.
We especially invite papers on systems and applications, as well as position papers and papers addressing benchmark issues. The workshop will be structured by topical sessions fitting to the scopes of accepted papers. Papers should be at most 10 pages in AAAI style including references, figures, and appendices, if any.Papers already published or accepted for publication at other conferences are also welcome, provided that the original publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first page.For more information, see https://nmr2020.dc.uba.ar.
21 - 23 September 2020, Eleventh International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 2020), Brussels, BelgiumLocation: Brussels, BelgiumDeadline: Saturday 13 June 2020
The aim of GandALF 2020 is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilisation.
This year, GANDALF will be organised together with a workshop on Stochastic Games organised by the GAMENET network which will held on September 23-24, 2020. The GAMENET meeting will focus on stochastic games with applications in computer science, economy and mathematics.
Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome.
Submitted papers should not exceed fourteen (14) pages using EPTCS format, be unpublished and contain original research. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are encouraged to make their data available with their submission.For more information, see https://gametheorynetwork.com/.
27 - 31 July 2020, Workshop on Natural Formal MathematicsLocation: OnlineDeadline: Monday 15 June 2020
In (pure) mathematics there has always existed a strong informal sense of "naturality". "Natural" theories, notions, properties, or proofs are prefered over technical, convoluted, or counterintuitive approaches. If formal mathematics is to become part of mainstream mathematics, its formalizations and user experience have to become more "natural". This workshop broadly addresses the issue of naturality in formal mathematics.
This workshop is part of the 13th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM 2020).
We call for submissions of extended abstracts and demonstration proposals presenting work related to the workshop's theme. To promote Natural Formal Mathematics unfinished or exploratory work will also be welcome. Details can be found on the webpage.For more information, see https://cicm-conference.org/2020/cicm.php?event=NFM or contact Florian Rabe at florian.rabe at fau.de, or Peter Koepke at koepke at math.uni-bonn.de.
9 - 10 October 2020, 3rd International Workshop on Dynamic Logic: New Trends and Applications (DaLÃ 2020), Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: Saturday 20 June 2020
Building on the pioneer intuitions of Floyd-Hoare logic, dynamic logic was introduced in the 70's as a suitable logic to reason about, and verify, classic imperative programs. Since then, the original intuitions grew to an entire family of logics, which became increasingly popular for assertional reasoning about a wide range of computational systems. Simultaneously, their object (i.e. the very notion of a program) evolved in unexpected ways. This lead to dynamic logics tailored to specific programming paradigms and extended to new computing domains, including probabilistic, continuous and quantum computation. Both its theoretical relevance and practical potential make dynamic logic a topic of interest in a number of scientific venues, from wide-scope software engineering conferences to modal logic specific events. However, no specific event is exclusively dedicated to it. This workshop aims at filling fill such a gap, joining an heterogeneous community of colleagues, from Academia to Industry, from Mathematics to Computer Science.
Invited Speakers: Johan van Benthem
Submissions are invited on the general field of dynamic logic, its variants and applications. Submissions of original papers (unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere), up to 15 pages in LNCS style, are invited through EasyChair.
26 - 28 November 2020, 31st Novembertagung: Axiomatics: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives, Berlin, GermanyLocation: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: Wednesday 1 July 2020
The Novembertagungis an international graduate conference on the history and philosophy of mathematics and neighbouring fields. It aims to provide an opportunity for graduate students at all levels to present and discuss their research in an informal and safe environment. It also allows young researchers to share experiences, get advice and establish new contacts.
On the theme: While Euclid (c. 3rd century BC) is usually celebrated as the beginning of axiomatic science, many features that are nowadays taken to be essential to axiomatics appear to be alien to ancient mathematics. A major contemporary change in the view on axiomatics was initiated by the adoption of the set-theoretic axiomatic framework as a foundation of mathematics in the first half of the 20thcentury. Proof theory and model theory subsequently developed as independent research fields and had a wide impact on philosophical thought.On the other hand, some philosophers also argue that the axiomatic view on mathematics may be harmful in that it omits fundamental aspects of mathematical practice and idealizes mathematical reasoning in an unfaithful way.
Abstracts should be in English, around 250-350 words, prepared for blind review, and submitted using the submission form on the website. Notifications will be sent out in August. Submissions by graduate student members of an underrepresented group in History of Mathematics or Philosophy of Mathematics are particularly encouraged.
Note that the theme of axiomatics is meant to be a guideline and will not serve as an exclusionary factor for the selection of submissions.
31 August - 2 September 2020, 6th Workshop on Connexive LogicsLocation: Puebla, MexicoDeadline: Wednesday 15 July 2020
After five workshops on connexive logics in Istanbul (June 2015), Raesfeld Castle (June 2016), Kyoto (September 2017), and Bochum (October 2018 and November 2019), a sixth workshop on connexive logics will take place in Puebla (Mexico) from August 31st to September 2nd, 2020. The workshop will be collocated with the Second Bilateral Meeting UNAM-UniCa on Analytic Philosophy happening in Mexico City on August 27th and 28th, 2020.
Any papers related to connexive logics are welcome. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
-Philosophical and historical considerations of the notion of connexivity;
-Examinations of various systems of connexive logics;
-Relations between connexive logics and other non-classical logics, such as relevance or conditional logics;
-Philosophical implications of connexive logics;
-Empirical studies on the scope of connexivity.
Submissions of extended abstracts (up to five pages) should be sent as a pdf file at non.logic.IIF at gmail.com.
Deadline for submission: July 15, 2020.
Notification of decision: July 31, 2020.
12 - 14 October 2020, Third Workshop on Argument Strength (ArgStrength2020), Koblenz, GermanyLocation: Koblenz, GermanyDeadline: Monday 20 July 2020
Arguments vary in strength. The strength of an argument is affected by e.g. the plausibility of its premises, the nature of the link between its premises and conclusion, and the prior acceptability of the conclusion. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, logic, and argumentation theory to discuss questions related to the strength of arguments.
Keynote speakers: Ofer Arieli (The Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Israel) Elise Bonzon (Paris Descartes University, France) Sanjay Modgil (King's College London, England) Wolfgang Spohn (University Konstanz, Germany) Serena Villata (I3S research centre in Sophia Antipolis, France).
We solicit abstracts, which have to be in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style. Extended abstracts (2 pages max., including references) can report on research in progress or other issues of interest. Submissions are handled through the EasyChair conference management system.For more information, see http://argstrength2020.argumentationcompetition.org/.
CfP special issue of "Logical Investigations" on NegationDeadline: Friday 31 July 2020
The journal "Logical Investigations" provides a platform for broad discussions of logical problems of both conceptual and purely theoretical nature. There are plans for a special issue of "Logical Investigations" devoted to logical and philosophical aspects of negation, Vol. 27(1), 2021.
Original papers are invited on negation related topics. Submissions should be written in English and should be submitted electronically as Pdf-documents generated from LaTeX using the style file LIarticle.cls. Papers should not exceed 20 pages in the above mentioned format (including all notes, the bibliography, and the abstract).For more information, see here or at https://eng.iph.ras.ru/log_inv.htm or contact Grigory.Olkhovikov at rub.de Hitoshi.Omori at rub.de, or Heinrich.Wansing at rub.de.
28 March - 7 April 2021, 7th World Congress and School on Universal Logic (UNILOG 2021), Chania/Crete (Greece)Location: Chania/Crete (Greece)Deadline: Saturday 1 August 2020
UNILOG is a series of events (combining a congress and a school) promoting logic in all its aspects (mathematical, philosophical, computational, semiological, historical), as well as the relation between logic and other fields.
The Universal Logic School will feature an opening round table on the topic "Why study logic?", 30 tutorials, and a poster session. The Universal Logic Congress will have invited and contributing speakers, workshops, a secret speaker (as in previous editions), and a contest: the 2nd World Logic Prizes Contest. This contest is a competition between winners of logic prizes of different countries. To the winner is awarded the Universal Logic Prize.Talks related to any aspect of logic are welcome, as are proposals for tutorals for the school related to any aspect of logic.You can also submit a workshop related to any aspect of logic. Send a one page description of the workshop to UNILOG'2021 before July 1st, 2020.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/unilog-2021/.
CfP special issue of Bulletin of the Section of Logic on "Reasoning about social phenomena"Deadline: Monday 31 August 2020
We invite contributions to a Special Issue of Bulletin of the Section of Logic (BSL): „Reasoning about social phenomena”. BSL is an international logical journal published from 1972 (Editior-in-chief: Andrzej Indrzejczak).
High quality research papers concerning applications of logic to social phenomena, including, but not limited to, the following topics, are welcome:
– philosophical logic (deontic, epistemic, causal, probabilistic etc) within social context,
– multi agent logics,
– non-monotonic reasoning (particularly to cognitive science),
– formal social sciences,
– formal ethics.For more information, see https://www.czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/bulletin/about/submissions.
18 - 19 January 2021, Certified Programs & Proofs (CPP 2021), either virtual or Copenhagen, DenmarkLocation: either virtual or Copenhagen, DenmarkDeadline: Wednesday 16 September 2020
Certified Programs and Proofs (CPP) is an international conference on practical and theoretical topics in all areas that consider formal verification and certification as an essential paradigm for their work. CPP spans areas of computer science, mathematics, logic, and education.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, it is currently uncertain whether CPP 2021 will be a physical conference in Copenhagen, Denmark or a virtual one.
We welcome submissions in research areas related to formal certification of programs and proofs. The submissions must be written in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the contribution.Concurrent submissions to other conferences, journals, workshops with proceedings, or similar forums of publication are not allowed.
The submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages, including tables and figures, but excluding bibliography and clearly marked appendices. The papers should be self-contained without the appendices. Shorter papers are welcome and will be given equal consideration. CPP 2021 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process.
CfP special issue of "Social Choice and Welfare" on deliberation & aggregationDeadline: Sunday 15 November 2020
Social Choice and Welfare (SCW) mainly publishes high-quality papers studying models of welfare economics and collective choice. Conceptual or philosophical papers that are of exceptional quality and close to the core topics of the journal will also be considered for this special issue.
The goal of this special issue is to put together a number of original articles that further our understanding of how, and when, deliberation and aggregation can be conjoined in order to arrive at better processes of collective attitude formation. The overarching question is how deliberation can be better geared towards aggregation, and how to enrich current models of belief and preference aggregation to make them more amenable to the results of deliberation.For more information, see https://www.springer.com/journal/355/updates/17940930 or contact Mikaël Cozic at mikael.cozic at u-pec.fr, or Olivier Roy at Olivier.Roy at uni-bayreuth.de.
Call for manuscript submissions: L&P special issue of Super LinguisticsDeadline: Friday 23 April 2021
The journal Linguistics and Philosophy (L&P) have agreed to publish a special issue of Super Linguistics. Super Linguistics subsumes the application of formal linguistic methodology and methodologies inspired by formal linguistics to diverse non-standard objects. In addition to manuscripts by linguists, we welcome submissions from all relevant fields (such as, but not limited to, biology and musicology) provided that they are super linguistic in nature. To be considered, the manuscript should include a short paragraph outlining in what way the research is super linguistic in nature and how the research advances this new sub-field. Submissions must propose a clear formal analysis based on rich and detailed data. The manuscript submission deadline for this special issue is April 23rd 2021.For more information, see https://www.dropbox.com/sh/t4imk1ha87g18hw/AAD6QYByoo2n6CN-O7KfItg0a?dl=0 or contact Pritty Patel-Grosz at pritty.patel-grosz at iln.uio.no.
PhD studentship in mathematics and computation (including logic), Birmingham, EnglandLocation: Birmingham, England
We have funding for PhD studentships in mathematics and computation (including logic) in our Theoretical Computer Science group at University of Birmingham.
If you are interested, please approach an academic from the web page, with Cc: to Martin Escardo <m.escardo at cs.bham.ac.uk>, briefly explaining your research interests and academic qualifications. After you approach us we can give you further information and instructions.For more information, see https://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/groupings/theory/ or contact Martin Escardo at m.escardo at cs.bham.ac.uk.
22 - 27 May 2020, 23rd International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR-23), CancelledLocation: Alicante, Spain
The series of International Conferences on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR) is a forum where, year after year, some of the most renowned researchers in the areas of logic, automated reasoning, computational logic, programming languages and their applications come to present cutting-edge results, to discuss advances in these fields, and to exchange ideas in a scientifically emerging part of the world.
The organizers, together with the LPAR steering committee, have decided to cancel LPAR-23 in Alicante, in May 2020. We will not organize LPAR-23 in May 2020 as an online conference either. Rather, we will "merge" LPAR-23 with LPAR-24, offering the authors of accepted LPAR-23 papers the possibility, if they wish, to present their work at LPAR-24 in Tobago, January 2021. Details on LPAR-24 will be announced in summer/fall 2020.For more information, see https://easychair.org/smart-program/LPAR23/.
28 - 29 May 2020, 16th International Workshop on the ACL2 Theorem Prover and Its Application (ACL2 2020), OnlineLocation: Online
The ACL2 Workshop series is the major technical forum for users of the ACL2 theorem proving system to present research related to the ACL2 theorem prover and its applications. ACL2 is an industrial-strength automated reasoning system, the latest in the Boyer-Moore family of theorem provers. ACL2-2020 is a two-day workshop to be held in Austin, Texas, USA, on May 28-29, 2020. It is the 16th in the series of ACL2 workshops, which occur approximately every 18 months. The workshop will feature invited keynotes, technical papers, and rump sessions that discuss ongoing research.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACL2 Workshop 2020 will take place online.For more information, see http://acl2-2020.info/.
28 - 29 May 2020, Bergen Early-Career Masterclass on Logical Epistemology, Bergen, Norway, postponedLocation: 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 Gila Sher and Michael Devitt. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in the philosophy of logic with a 30-minute presentation, and receive feedback from experts in the field.
The masterclass immediately follows the Bergen Workshop on Logical Evidence, from the 26th-27th May. Participants of the masterclass are welcome to attend the workshop for no fee.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, both the workshop and the masterclass are postponed.For more information, see https://www.uib.no/en/rg/logic/133373/bergen-workshop-logical-evidence or contact Ben Martin at benjamin.martin at uib.no.
31 May - 6 June 2020, 2nd Conference on Ultrafilters & Ultraproducts across mathematics and related topics (ULTRAMATH 2020), Pisa, Italy, postponedLocation: Pisa, Italy
The international Conference "ULTRAMATH 2020" aims to present recent results in the whole spectrum of mathematics which are grounded on the use of ultrafilters and ultraproducts. Its main goals:
- Disseminate information about the various techniques related to the use of ultrafilters and ultraproducts, and their potential to attack open problems.
- Bring together researchers with different backgrounds, and encourage their collaborations and interactions, especially on topics connecting different areas of mathematics.
Given the current situation and prospects regarding the COVID-19 pandemic disease, the organizers regret to inform that we decided to postpone the UltraMath 2020 Conference to next year.
1 - 5 June 2020, 17th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2020), OnlineLocation: Online
The conference brings together researchers working on the mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantic methods, and other computer science techniques applied to the study of physical behaviour in general. Work that applies structures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.
QPL 2020 will be co-located with the 36th Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS 2020).For more information, see https://www.monoidal.net/paris2020/qpl/.
3 - 5 June 2020, Conference on Probability and Meaning (PaM), Gothenburg, SwedenLocation: Gothenburg, Sweden
Probability and Meaning (PaM) is a conference organized by the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP). PaM will bring together researchers interested in computationally relevant probabilistic approaches to natural language meaning. PaM will include symbolic, machine learning and experimental approaches to this task, as well as hybrid models.
In addition to the main conference, on 5th June 2020 CLASP and the AI Competence for Sweden are organising a one day workshop on AI and Natural Language with emphasis on industrial collaboration. The aim of the workshop is to present cutting edge research in Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics and its relation to AI and to bring together researchers and industrial partners mainly from Sweden and the Nordic countries in these areas.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/pam2020/home.
4 - 5 June 2020, Formal Philosophy 2020, Moscow, RussiaLocation: Moscow, RussiaCosts: free
"Formal Philosophy 2020" is the 3rd annual international conference, organized by the International Laboratory for Logic, Linguistics and Formal Philosophy in National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Formal Philosophy-2020 will be dedicated to various topics in the field of formal epistemology, formal ontology, formal ethics, philosophy of logic, an epistemology of logic and other branches of formal and mathematical philosophy.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/2020-formal-philosophy/ or contact formalphilosophy2020 at gmail.com.
8 - 12 June 2020, Logical Perspectives 2020, Moscow, RussiaLocation: Moscow, Russia
The Logical Perspectives conference series aims at bringing together distinguished logicians in order to present their perspectives on the future of the field, to discuss related open problems, and to foster new collaborations. The topics include, but are not limited to:
- logical methods in mathematics;
- logical methods in philosophy;
- logical methods in computer science.
The Logical Perspectives summer school and workshop series aims at giving advanced introductions into various branches of logic, and providing researchers - including early career scientists - an opportunity to present their work. In particular, the Logical Perspectives 2020 Summer School and Workshop (LP 2020 SW) will be concerned with computational proof theory, broadly understood. It will take place in Moscow on June 15-19, 2020, following LP 2020. The programme of LP 2020 SW will comprise three mini-courses on different aspects of computational proof theory, and also a number of contributed talks.
9 June 2020, 3rd International Workshop on User-Oriented Logic Paradigms (IULP 2020), Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The 3rd International Workshop of User-Oriented Logic Paradigms (IULP) focuses on discussing different aspects involved in making logic paradigms more user-friendly/oriented, where the "user" could be either an expert of the paradigm, or a non-expert who simply uses tools developed for the paradigm in some application. IULP aims to bring together researchers working on different logic paradigms, such as answer set programming, constraint logic programming, probabilistic logic programming, abductive logic programming, inductive logic programming, argumentation, principles of teaching etc., as user- friendliness is an important topic in all of these areas.
IULP, collocated with the 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2020), aims to provide an international forum for researchers in the AI, KR, and applied sciences community to discuss and present advances in theories, formalisms, and applications to deliver the mature and well-defined methods of logic paradigms to a wider audience.
14 - 19 June 2020, ICAPS 2020 Workshop on Epistemic Planning (EpiP 2020), to be rescheduledLocation: Nancy, France
Automated planning is of central concern in high-level symbolic AI research, with applications in logistics, robotics and service composition. In the simple case of an agent operating in a known world, the output of a planner is just a sequence of actions to be performed to the effect that it achieves a desired goal state. Epistemic planning is the enrichment of automated planning with epistemic notions, including knowledge and beliefs, which not only refer to incomplete knowledge, but also beliefs about this knowledge.
Epistemic planning has promising application potentials in all types of domains requiring artificial agents that have skills both in planning and in reasoning about knowledge and beliefs (of themselves and others). Such applications include domestic robots interacting with humans, non-player characters in video games, and autonomous robots interacting in a factory setting. It is a relatively recent area of research, and is inherently multi-disciplinary involving research from automated planning, epistemic logic, and knowledge representation & reasoning. In order to achieve formalisms and systems for epistemic planning that are both expressive and practically efficient, it is necessary to combine the state of the art from all three areas.
Due to the Corona crisis this conference will be rescheduled for fall 2020.For more information, see https://icaps20.icaps-conference.org/workshops/epip.
15 - 19 June 2020, LOGICA 2020, Hejnice, Czech RepublicLocation: Hejnice, Czech Republic
The Institute of Philosophy of the The Czech Academy of Sciences announces 'LOGICA 2020', the 33nd in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. Rhe first session begins on the morning of Tuesday, 16 June. The symposium closes at noon on Friday, 19 June.
Invited speakers: Katalin Bimbo, Rosalie Iemhoff, Alena Vencovska and Diderik Batens.For more information, see http://logika.flu.cas.cz/en/logica/logica-2019-cfp-2 or contact Vit Puncochar & Igor Sedlar at logica at flu.cas.cz.
15 - 18 June 2020, XXIII Summer School in Philosophy of Physics: Philosophy of Quantum Computation, OnlineLocation: Urbino, Italy
We invite participation in the XXIII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics to be held in Urbino 15th-18th June 2020. The topic of the school is 'Philosophy of Quantum Computation' and it will feature lectures given by Michael Cuffaro (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy) and Roberto Giuntini (University of Cagliari), with afternoon seminars given by David Vitali (University of Macerata), Gustavo Martin Bosyk (University of Cagliari), and Rossella Lupacchini (University of Bologna). The School will host a limited number of students, graduate students and early researchers depending on a successful application.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it will be impossible to host the XXIII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics in Urbino. For this reason, we have decided to move the school online and make it free of charge.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/centroricerchecirfis/xxiiisummerschool_philosophyofquantumcomputation or contact cirfis.scuolaestiva at gmail.com.
15 - 19 June 2020, Caleidoscope: Research School in Computational Complexity, Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, France
Computational complexity theory was born more than 50 years ago when researchers started asking themselves what could be computed efficiently. Classifying problems/functions with respect to the amount of resources (e.g. time and/or space) needed to solve/compute them turned out to be an extremely difficult question. This has led researchers to develop a remarkable variety of approaches, employing different mathematical methods and theories.
The future development of complexity theory will require a subtle understanding of the similarities, differences and limitations of the many current approaches. The goal (and peculiarity) of the Caleidoscope school is to reunite in a single event as many different takes on computational complexity as can reasonably be fit in one week. The school is aimed at graduate students and researchers who already work in some aspects of computational complexity and/or who would like to learn about the various approaches.
17 - 21 June 2020, 4th international conference on Logic, Relativity, & Beyond (LRB 2020), Simontornya, HungaryLocation: Simontornya, Hungary
There are several new and rapidly evolving research areas blossoming out from the interaction of logic and relativity theory. The aim of this conference series, which take place once every 2 or 3 years, is to attract and bring together mathematicians, physicists, philosophers of science, and logicians from all over the word interested in these and related areas to exchange new ideas, problems and results.
The spirit of this conference series goes back to the Vienna Circle and Tarski's initiative Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. We aim to provide a friendly atmosphere that enables fruitful interdisciplinary cooperation leading to joint research and publications.
17 - 19 June 2020, Special Session on Natural Language and Argumentation 2020 (NLA'20) at DCAI'20, L'Aquila, ItalyLocation: L'Aquila, Italy
We are in the reality of natural and computational systems of argumentation provided by reasoning, with natural and artificial languages. Intelligent systems of argumentation target advanced methods for exchanging, saving, reasoning, accessing, and updating information in memory. There will be a Special Session on Natural Language and Argumentation 2020 (NLA'20) at DCAI'20, the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence. This special session will cover both theories and applications.For more information, see https://www.dcai-conference.net/special-sessions/nla20 or contact Roussanka Loukanova at rloukanova at gmail.com.
17 - 19 June 2020, Workshop "Philosophy of Science meets Machine Learning", Tübingen, GermanyLocation: Tübingen, Germany
Machine learning does not only transform businesses and the social sphere, it also fundamentally transforms science and scientific practice. The workshop focuses on that latter issue. It aims to discuss whether and how exactly recent developments in the field of machine learning potentially transform the process of scientific inquiry. For this, it sets out to analyse the field of machine learning through the lenses of philosophy of science, epistemology, research ethics and cognate fields such as sociology of science. The workshop will bring together philosophers from different backgrounds (from formal epistemology to the study of the social dimensions of science) and machine learning researchers.
The workshop is organised by the 'Ethics and Philosophy Lab' of the Cluster of Excellence 'Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science' at the University of Tübingen.For more information, see here or at https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/research/core-research/cluster-of-excellence-machine-learning/events/events/#c992217 or contact thomas.grote at uni-tuebingen.de.
20 - 21 June 2020, Hamburg Set Theory Workshop 2020 (HSTW 2020): Descriptive Set Theory, Forcing and the Reals, Hamburg, GermanyLocation: Hamburg, Germany
Descriptive set theory discusses the relationship between logical complexity and good behaviour of sets, so-called regularity properties (e.g. Lebesgue measurability, perfect set property, etc.). It is well known that these properties are closely connected to forcing (and in some cases, large cardinals). Modern developments in set theory such as forcing, large cardinals and determinacy give powerful techniques to tackle problems in descriptive set theory. In recent years, set theorists have generalised classical results of descriptive set theory to generalised reals.
Speakers: 1. Vera Fischer (Vienna) 2. Yurii Khomskii (Hamburg & Amsterdam) 3. Dominique Lecomte (Paris) 4. Heike Mildenberger (Freiburg) 5. Dorottya Sziraki (Budapest) 6. Otmar Spinas (Kiel) 7. Asger Tornquist (Copenhagen) 8. Jindrich Zapletal (Gainesville FL) more TBA.
22 June - 4 July 2020, Seventh EPICENTER Spring Course in Epistemic Game Theory 2020, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The NetherlandsLocation: Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
The EPICENTER, the research center on Epistemic Game Theory at Maastricht University, offers this two-week intensive course as an introduction to the blooming field of Epistemic Game Theory. This field takes a new, fresh approach to game theory, and studies how people reason in game theoretic situations before they eventually make a choice. More precisely, it explores how we reason about the minds of others before we make a choice. Hence, the reasoning of people like you and me is at the center stage of epistemic game theory.
22 - 25 June 2020, XXIII European Symposium of Medieval Logic and Semantics (ESMLS XXIII), Warsaw, PolandLocation: Warsaw, Poland
We would like to invite you to the next European Symposium of Medieval Logic and Semantics, which will take place at the University of Warsaw on 22-25 June 2020. The topic of the conference is 'Time, Tense, and Modality', and covers logical, semantical, and grammatical problems related to time. It is meant to include a wide range of issues occurring in medieval writings, not restricted to narrowly understood field of artes.
22 - 23 June 2020, Workshop "Intuition & rigour in geometrical thinking from antiquity to the 19th century", Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech Republic
From the end of the 19th century, mathematical and philosophical literature has often portrayed a contrast between visual intuition and logical rigor. However, the terms "rigour" and "intuition" have rich associations and connotations in different historical contexts, and well before the turn of the 20th century. The goal of our workshop is to study the historical evolution of these notions within the mathematical practice, and the epistemological debates that they have raised.
Confirmed keynote speakers are: Helena Durnova (Masaryk University, Brno) Michael Friedman (Humboldt University, Berlin) Eduardo Giovannini (University of Wien) Marco Panza (CNRS, Universit́e Paris 1/Chapman University) Vincenzo de Risi (CNRS, Universit́e Paris 7).
24 - 26 June 2020, The 16th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2020) , VirtualLocation: Virtual
The purpose of the Reasoning Web Summer School is to disseminate recent advances on reasoning techniques and related issues that are of particular interest to Semantic Web and Linked Data applications. It is primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs, young researchers, and senior researchers wishing to deepen their knowledge. In 2020, the broad theme of the school is: 'Declarative Artificial Intelligence'. As in the previous years, lectures in the summer school will be given by a distinguished group of expert lecturers.
The school is co-located with RuleML+RR 2020 and DecisionCAMP 2020, as part of the Declarative AI 2020 event. The students attending the RW school are particularly encouraged to apply to the Doctoral Consortium of RuleML+RR (deadline: 22 May, 2020). Due to the current situation regarding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Declarative AI 2020 will be held as an ONLINE event.For more information, see https://2020.declarativeai.net/events/rw-summer-school or contact Marco Manna at marco.manna at unical.it, or Andreas Pieris at apieris at inf.ed.ac.uk.
24 June - 3 July 2020, Computability, Complexity, and Randomness 2020 (CCR 2020) and its satellite Leeds Computability Days 2020 (LCD 2020), Cambridge & Leeds (UK)Location: Cambridge & Leeds (UK)
We are pleased to announce that Computability, Complexity, and Randomness 2020 and its satellite Leeds Computability Days 2020 will take place in June and July 2020. Leeds Computability Days will be held at the University of Leeds in Leeds, UK during 24-26 June 2020. Computability, Complexity, and Randomness will be held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, UK during 29 June ? 3 July 2020.
Both conferences are sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic, and so student members of the ASL may apply for travel grants to attend.For more information, see http://www.computability.org/LCD2020/.
29 June - 3 July 2020, 16 Conference on Computability in Europe (CiE 2020)Location: Online
CiE 2020 is the 16th conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world.
The CiE conferences serve as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects of computability, foundations of computer science, logic, and theoretical computer science, as well as the interplay of these areas with practical issues in computer science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics, philosophy, or physics.
Due to the current medical situation related to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the Organizing Committee of CiE2020, in agreement with the CiE Steering Committee, has decided to hold the conference virtually, without a physical gathering. The organizers are committed to recreate the usual CiE climate under the new conditions.For more information, see https://www.acie.eu/cie-conference-series/cie2020.
29 June - 5 July 2020, Fifth International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2020), Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, France
FSCD covers all aspects of formal structures for computation and deduction from theoretical foundations to applications. Building on two communities, RTA (Rewriting Techniques and Applications) and TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications), FSCD embraces their core topics and broadens their scope to closely related areas in logics, models of computation, semantics and verification in new challenging areas.
29 June - 5 July 2020, The 10th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2020), Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, France
IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. It is the merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems), ITP (International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods). JCAR 2020 will be co-located with the conference FSCDThe IJCAR 2020 technical program will consist of presentations of high-quality original research papers, short papers describing interesting work in progress, system descriptions, and invited talks.
Woody Bledsoe Travel Awards will be available to support selected students attending the conference.For more information, see https://ijcar2020.org.
29 June - 3 July 2020, 11th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC'20), Coimbra, PortugalLocation: Coimbra, Portugal
Computational Creativity (or CC) is a discipline with its roots in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Engineering, Design, Psychology and Philosophy that explores the potential for computers to be autonomous creators in their own right. ICCC is an annual conference that welcomes papers on different aspects of CC, on systems that exhibit varying degrees of creative autonomy, on frameworks that offer greater clarity or computational felicity for thinking about machine (and human) creativity, on methodologies for building or evaluating CC systems, on approaches to teaching CC in schools and universities or to promoting societal uptake of CC as a field and as a technology, and so on.For more information, see http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc20/.
29 June - 1 July 2020, 4th International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2020), VirtualLocation: VirtualTarget audience: Researchers
The International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR) is the leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning. Stemming from the synergy between the well-known RuleML and RR events, one of the main goals of this conference is to build bridges between academia and industry.
RuleML+RR 2020 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It provides a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems.
RuleML+RR 2020 is co-located with DecisionCAMP 2020 and the 16th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2020), as part of the Declarative AI 2020 event. The theme of the 2020 edition is: Explainable algorithmic decision-makingFor more information, see http://2020.ruleml-rr.org.
29 June 2020, 9th International Workshop on Theorem Prover Components for Educational Software (ThEdu'20) , Proceedings onlyLocation: Paris, France
Computer Theorem Proving is becoming a paradigm as well as a technological base for a new generation of educational software in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The workshop was to bring together experts in automated deduction with experts in education in order to further clarify the shape of the new software generation and to discuss existing systems.
The ThEdu'20 workshop was associated to IJCAR, which due to the COVID-19 crisis is now held as a Virtual Conference. It is our feeling that a virtual meeting might not allow us to fully reproduce the usual face-to-face networking opportunities of our event. So, unfortunately, the ThEdu'20 had better be cancelled.
The interest expressed for the workshop was such, that the PC decided to publish proceedings, in spite of cancellation after IJCAR become virtual. Thanks to a decision of the EPTCS editorial board adapting to the specific situation, the proceedings already received the approval to be published by EPTCS.For more information, see http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu/thedu20.
29 June 2020, 34th International Workshop on Unification, OnlineLocation: Online
Unification is concerned with the problem of making two terms equal, finding solutions for equations or making formulas equivalent. It is a fundamental process used in a number of fields of computer science, including automated reasoning, term rewriting, logic programming, natural language processing, program analysis, types, etc. The International Workshop on Unification (UNIF) is a yearly forum for researchers in unification theory and related fields to meet old and new colleagues, to present recent (even unfinished) work, and to discuss new ideas and trends. It is also a good opportunity for young researchers and scientists working in related areas to get an overview of the state of the art in unification theory.
The 34th International Workshop on Unification is part of "Paris Nord Summer of LoVe 2020", a joint event on LOgic and VErification at Universit́e Paris 13. UNIF 2020 will be a satellite workshop of The International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2020).For more information, see http://unif2020.org/.
29 June 2020, Logical Frameworks and Meta-Languages: Theory and Practice (LFMTP 2020), OnlineLocation: Online
Logical frameworks and meta-languages form a common substrate for representing, implementing and reasoning about a wide variety of deductive systems of interest in logic and computer science. Their design, implementation and their use in reasoning tasks, ranging from the correctness of software to the properties of formal systems, have been the focus of considerable research over the last two decades. This workshop will bring together designers, implementors and practitioners to discuss various aspects impinging on the structure and utility of logical frameworks, including the treatment of variable binding, inductive and co-inductive reasoning techniques and the expressiveness and lucidity of the reasoning process.
LFMTP 2020 is affiliated with FSCD 2020 and IJCAR 2020. To celebrate the 60th birthday of Frank Pfenning and his great many contributions to the topics of LFMTP, one session will be devoted to talks by collaborators and friends of Frank.For more information, see https://lfmtp.org/workshops/2020/.
29 - 30 June 2020, Sixth International Workshop on Linearity and Fourth International Workshop on Trends in Linear Logic and Applications (Joint Linearity & TLLA Workshop), OnlineLocation: Online
The aim of this Joint Linearity and TLLA workshop is to bring together researchers who are currently working on linear logic and related fields, to foster their interaction and provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress. We also hope to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in this area. New results that make central use of linearity, ranging from foundational work to applications in any field, are welcome. Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and practices.For more information, see https://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/LinearityTLLA2020/.
30 June 2020, 4th Women in Logic Workshop (WiL 2020), OnlineLocation: Online
The Women in Logic workshop (WiL) provides an opportunity to increase awareness of the valuable contributions made by women in the area of logic in computer science. Its main purpose is to promote the excellent research done by women, with the ultimate goal of increasing their visibility and representation in the community. Women in Logic 2020 is part of "Paris Nord Summer of LoVe 2020", a joint event on LOgic and VErification at Universit́e Paris 13, made of Petri Nets 2020, IJCAR 2020, FSCD 2020, and over 20 satellite events.
Our aim is to:
- provide a platform for female researchers to share their work and achievements;
- increase the feelings of community and belonging, especially among junior faculty, post-docs and students through positive interactions with peers and more established faculty;
- establish new connections and collaborations;
- foster a welcoming culture of mutual support and growth within the logic research community.
We believe these aspects will benefit women working in logic and computer science, particularly early-career researchers.
Thanks to the generous support of SIGLOG, the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms (VCLA) and the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation of the University of Amsterdam (ILLC), applications for awards are invited to facilitate students and postdocs, who are authors of accepted papers to register and travel to the WiL 2020. Deadline: May 15, 2020. The awardees of the SIGLOG/VCLA/ILLC Travel Award will be reimbursed for a portion of their travel expenses, and registration costs. There will be at most one award per paper.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/g.uporto.pt/wil2020.
5 - 9 July 2020, 23rd International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT 2020), Alghero, ItalyLocation: Alghero, Italy
The International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the premier annual meeting for researchers focusing on the theory and applications of the propositional satisfiability problem, broadly construed. In addition to plain propositional satisfiability, it also includes Boolean optimization (such as MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints), Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), and Constraint Programming (CP) for problems with clear connections to Boolean-level reasoning.
5 - 9 July 2020, 2020 Competitive Evaluation of QBF Solvers (QBFEVAL'20), Alghero, ItalyLocation: Alghero, Italy
QBFEVAL'20 is the 2020 competitive evaluation of QBF solvers, and the fifteenth event aimed to assess the performance of QBF solvers. QBFEVAL'20 awards solvers that stand out as being particularly effective on specific categories of QBF instances. QBEVAL'20 is a joint event with the 23rd Int. Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT).
6 - 10 July 2020, ISR 2020: International School on Rewriting, Madrid, SpainLocation: Madrid, Spain
Rewriting is a powerful model of computation that underlies much of declarative programming and is ubiquitous in mathematics, logic, theorem proving, verification, model-checking, compilation, biology, chemistry, physics, etc. The school is aimed at Master and PhD students, researchers and practitioners interested in the use or the study of rewriting and its applications.
We intend to offer on the one hand a basic track on rewriting and on lambda calculus, and on the other hand an advanced track on more specialized topics, related to state-of-the-art research and novel applications. The typical day will contain 4 slots of 90 minutes.For more information, see http://cbr.uibk.ac.at/ifip-wg1.6/summerschool.html or contact Narciso Marti-Oliet at narciso at ucm.es.
6 July 2020, ICALP/LICS Workshop "Decidable Fragments of First-order Modal Logic", Saarbruecken, GermanyLocation: Saarbruecken, Germany
First-order modal logic is a natural specification language for describing properties of many infinite-state systems, but it is notoriously undecidable, in the sense that even simple fragments (like the two-variable fragment) are undecidable. Despite this, in the recent few years, researchers have managed to find some useful syntactic restrictions that yield decidability. The workshop is intended as a review of this rapidly evolving direction of research. We seek to identify new potential techniques for constructing decision procedures.
7 - 10 July 2020, Eighth Biennial Conference of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP 2020), East Lansing MI, U.S.A.Location: East Lansing MI, U.S.A.
The Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical uses of scientific knowledge. The SPSP conferences provide a broad forum for scholars committed to making detailed and systematic studies of scientific practices - neither dismissing concerns about truth and rationality, nor ignoring contextual and pragmatic factors. The conferences aim at cutting through traditional disciplinary barriers and developing novel approaches.
Keynote speakers: Karen Barad, University of California at Santa Cruz; Till Grüne-Yanoff, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm.For more information, see https://www.philosophy-science-practice.org/events/spsp2020-east-lansing or contact Alan C. Love at aclove at umn.edu.
8 - 12 July 2020, Thirty-Fifth Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS), Saarbrücken, GermanyLocation: Saarbrücken, Germany
The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed. LICS 2020 will be hosted in Saarbrücken, Germany, in co-location with ICALP 2020.For more information, see https://lics.siglog.org/lics20/.
8 - 11 July 2020, 47th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2020), Saarbrücken, GermanyLocation: Saarbrücken, Germany
The 47th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2020), the main European conference in Theoretical Computer Science and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), will take place in Beijing (China) on 8 - 12 July 2020. ICALP 2020 will have the two traditional tracks A (Algorithms, Complexity and Games) and B (Automata, Logic, Semantics and Theory of Programming). ICALP 2020 will be hosted at Peking University, in co-location with LICS 2020.For more information, see http://econcs.pku.edu.cn/icalp2020/.
8 - 10 July 2020, Fourteenth Conference on Logic & the Foundations of Game & Decision Theory (LOFT 14), Groningen, The NetherlandsLocation: Groningen, The Netherlands
This is the 14th in a series of bi-annual conferences on the applications of logical methods to foundational issues in the theory of individual and interactive decision-making.
Among the topics of particular relevance are:
- Modal logics for games and protocols
- Foundations of game and decision theory
- Learning and information-processing models
- Bounded rationality approaches to game and decision theory.For more information, see http://loft2020.ai.rug.nl/.
11 - 17 July 2020, NASSLLI Workshop "Natural Logic Meets Machine Learning" (NALOMA)Location: Brandeis University, Waltham MA USATarget audience: logic, NLPCosts: registration at NASSLLI
NAtural LOgic Meets MAchine Learning (NALOMA) is the first workshop of its kind, aiming to bridge the gap between Machine Learning and Natural Logic. It will take place from July 11-July 17, 2020, during the 9th North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in both Natural Logic and Machine Learning approaches to NLI, initiating a discussion with the two sets of researchers that have been largely unconnected up to now.
12 - 17 July 2020, 9th North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI 2020), Waltham MA, U.S.A.Location: Waltham MA, U.S.A.
NASSLLI 2020 will consist of a series of courses and workshops, most running daily from Monday July 13 - Friday July 17. In addition, there will be intensive mini-courses the day prior to the start of courses (Sunday July 12). The summer school is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Logic, Philosophy, AI, and other related areas. NASSLLI brings these disciplines together with the goal of producing excellence in the study of how minds and machines represent, communicate, manipulate and reason with information. The 2020 NASSLLI will also have a theme - Formal and Computational Pragmatics and Models of Dialogue.
13 - 24 July 2020, The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Contemporary Logic, Rationality and Information (SpLogIC), São Paulo, BrazilLocation: São Paulo, Brazil
The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Contemporary Logic, Rationality and Information – SpLogIC – is promoted by the Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science (CLE) of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, to be held from July 13th to 24th, 2020. The program comprises nine courses and nine plenary talks ministered in English by experts in each topic, as well as oral presentations (LED Talks) and poster sessions delivered by students.
Undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows (up to 5 years after completion of the Ph.D) from all countries are encouraged to apply. The event will select 100 fully-funded participants (50 grantees from all states of Brazil and 50 international grantees). Funding includes airfare, medical insurance, accommodation and meals throughout the event.
Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/M.Sc. and Doctorate/Ph.D.) and currently developing a thesis or dissertation in the fields of the event. The applicant’s country of origin will also be taken into consideration, in order to include participants from all continents.
17 - 19 July 2020, 24th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2020 / WatchDial), Waltham MA, U.S.A.Location: Waltham MA, U.S.A.
WatchDial will be the 24th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. In 2020 the workshop will be hosted by the programs in Linguistics and in Computational Linguistics, in collaboration with the departments of Computer Science and Philosophy at Brandeis University, and will be collocated with the North American Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information.For more information, see https://www.brandeis.edu/nasslli2020/semdial.html.
18 - 31 July 2020, The 4th Crete Summer School of Linguistics (CreteLing 2020)Target audience: Master / PhD students
There will be introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in a variety of linguistic subfields.
19 - 24 July 2020, IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2020), Glasgow, ScotlandLocation: Glasgow, Scotland
The IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) is the world’s largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. WCCI 2020 features the flagship conference of the Computational Intelligence Society: The 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2020), the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2020), and the 2020 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2020) under one roof. It encourages cross-fertilisation of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.For more information, see https://wcci2020.org/.
26 - 31 July 2020, 13th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM 2020), Bertinoro, ItalyLocation: Bertinoro, Italy
Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical information. CICM brings together the many separate communities that have developed theoretical and practical solutions for mathematical applications such as computation, deduction, knowledge management, and user interfaces. It offers a venue for discussing problems and solutions in each of these areas and their integration.
CICM 2020 Invited Speakers: Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College, London, UK), Catherine Dubois (ENSIIE, CNRS, Evry, France) and Christian Szegedy (Google Research, Mountain View, CA, USA).For more information, see http://www.cicm-conference.org/2020.
26 - 31 July 2020, Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2020, Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, GermanyCosts: 200€
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy is organising the seventh edition of the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, and invites applications until 29th March 2020. The summer school is open to women with a keen interest in mathematical philosophy. Applicants should be students of philosophy (or philosophically minded logicians or scientists) at an advanced undergraduate level, in a master program, or at an early PhD level.
This year, the Summer School will have the following lecture streams:
- "Suspension of Belief. Its Nature, Rationality and Logic.”, led by Alexandra Zinke (University of Tübingen)
- "Emergence and Reduction in Science", led by Patricia Palacios (University of Salzburg/MCMP)For more information, see here or at https://www.mathsummer.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/ or contact mathsummer2020 at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
27 - 31 July 2020, PIKSI-Logic 2020, Boston MA, U.S.A.Location: Boston MA, U.S.A.
Undergraduates from underrepresented groups are invited to study logic -- five topics over five days, with ten top international instructors -- at Northeastern University for one week in the summer of 2020.
Instructors and Topics:
- Jessica Collins & Lisa Cassell: "The Logic of Belief Revision"
- Joshua Schechter & Julia Staffel: "Logic & Epistemology"
- Gillian Russell & Tamar Lando: "Logic & Language"
- Erica Shumener & Eliya Cohen: "Logic & Metaphysics"
- Audrey Yap & Cat Saint-Croix: "Logic & Feminism"For more information, see http://fitelson.org/piksi/.
27 July - 1 August 2020, CEU Summer School "Identity: Logic and Metaphysics", Budapest, HungaryLocation: Budapest, HungaryTarget audience: Graduate Students (Masters/PhD), Early Career Philosophers
This 6-day research-oriented course is designed to familiarize participants with the latest advances in the philosophical debates about identity and related matters. The specific topics to be discussed will be the logic of identity and identity and modality; identity and essence; identity and indiscernibility; time, composition and identity; and personal identity. The course will be delivered by five leaders in their fields, and they will not only introduce those topics but also discuss their latest research on them. Time permitting, selected participants may have occasion to present their own research.For more information, see https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/identity-logic-and-metaphysics-2020/eligibility or contact Nikhil Mahant at mahant_nikhil at phd.ceu.edu.
30 July - 2 August 2020, 15th International Conference on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2020), Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, Germany
The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts, normative language and normative systems with computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, organization theory and law. In addition to these general themes, DEON 2020 will encourage a special focus on the topic "Norms in Social Perspective". We are happy to announce that the keynote speakers for DEON 2020 will be: Marcia Baron (Indiana University, Bloomington), Emiliano Lorini (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse University, France), Shyam Nair (Arizona State University, Tempe), and Sonja Smets (ILLC, University of Amsterdam).
DEON 2020 will be co-located with the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, to be held in Munich from 26th until 31st July 2020.For more information, see https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/container/deon-2020/.
32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2020) cancelled/postponedLocation: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants each year from all the world.
The main focus of the program of the summer schools is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited lectures.
Unfortunately, the circumstances around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced the organizers to postpone the 32nd edition of ESSLLI, planned for 2020 in Utrecht. Together with the organisers of the 33rd ESSLLI (planned for 2021 in Galway, Ireland), the organisers are investigating whether they can postpone the 32nd ESSLLI to 2021.
4 - 7 August 2020, 27th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2020), Lima, PeruLocation: Lima, Peru
WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. WoLLIC 2020 is planned to also have a special session with the exhibition of a one-hour documentary film about Maryam Mirzakhani, a remarkable mathematician whose contributions were recognized with a Fields Medal just a few years before her untimely death.For more information, see http://wollic.org/wollic2020/.
8 - 9 August 2020, Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, & Cognitive Sciences (SemSpace2020), Utrecht, The NetherlandsLocation: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Science (SemSpace2020) is the latest edition of a series of workshops that brings together research at the intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Science. Using the common ground of vector spaces, the workshop offers researchers in these areas an appropriate forum for presenting their uniquely motivated work and ideas. The interplay between the three disciplines will foster theoretically motivated approaches to understanding how meanings of words interact with each other in sentences and discourse via grammatical types, how they are determined by input from the world, and how word and sentence meanings interact logically.
COVID-19 note: the workshop will take place, either in an online format or in person if the situation allows. Since ESSLLI 2020 (with which the workshop was originally to be co-located) has been cancelled, the dates and location may be subject to slight change.
10 - 14 August 2020, Computational and Experimental Explanations in Semantics and PragmaticsLocation: Utrecht
The field of natural language semantics has undergone what some refer to as an ‘experimental turn’ and is arguably currently undergoing a ‘computational turn’. By expanding the toolbox available to the semanticist, these two turns have the effect of expanding the phenomena that can be explained and the varieties of semantic explanation that can be offered.
For example, experimental methods can help distinguish between alternative explanations of semantic effects, e.g. whether to classify controversial phenomena as implicatures or presuppositions. Similarly, computational models of semantics can generate fine-grained and non-categorical predictions that can fruitfully be tested experimentally. And both kinds of methods can be used to ask questions about the emergence of semantic structures in language, including which factors influence their distribution and typology.
Given this wider toolbox and purview, we aim to gather a workshop to showcase exciting new work that develops new semantic explanations using experimental and computational methods, as well as to invite broader reflection on the methodology of semantics now and in its future.For more information, see https://www.jakubszymanik.com/CoSaQ/events/explanations-semantics/ or contact Jakub Szymanik at jakub.szymanik at gmail.com.
10 - 14 August 2020, ESSLLI-2020 Workshop "Approaches to Implicature", Utrecht, NetherlandsLocation: Utrecht, Netherlands
Recent work in implicature has seen a great deal of activity within two lines of research: the rational choice approach associated with game-theoretic pragmatics and the Bayesian Rational Speech Act framework, and the exhaustification-based approach. While these frameworks have generally been thought to be in theoretical tension, there are also underexplored ways to combine them, with the potential to benefit both approaches. The workshop will explore explicit comparisons between the two frameworks as well as efforts to combine them, with the hope of producing a more unified theory of implicature and a more general understanding of the data that such a theory must account for.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/approachestoimplicature/ or contact Dan Lassiter at danlassiter at stanford.edu.
10 - 12 August 2020, Workshop on Logics of Dependence and Independence (LoDE 2020)Location: Online
Logics of dependence and independence are novel non-classical logics aiming at characterizing dependence and independence notions in sciences. This field of research has grown rapidly in recent years. The framework of the logics has found applications also in fields like database theory, linguistics, social choice, quantum physics and so on. This workshop will bring together researchers from all these relevant areas and provide a snapshot of the state of the art of logics of dependence and independence.
10 - 12 August 2020, 26th International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems (AUTOMATA 2020), Stockholm, SwedenLocation: Stockholm, Sweden
As it is its tradition, *AUTOMATA 2020* will focus on the theory and application of cellular automata and discrete dynamical systems in connection to complexity theory and algorithmic information. There will be special sessions on *Automata in Deep Learning* and *Algorithmic Information Dynamics* with a particular interest in aspects of computability in causation and reprogrammability.
AUTOMATA 2020 is innovating on various fronts given the challenge of climate change we want to reduce the conference Carbon footprint through a virtual attendance option, and also by addressing the underrepresentation of young and minority groups in the field.
10 - 14 August 2020, ESSLLI Workshop "Computing Semantics with Types, Frames, & Related Structures", Utrecht, The NetherlandsLocation: Utrecht, The Netherlands
The goal of this workshop is to bring together people interested in structured representations of semantic information, especially from a computational perspective. In recent years, there has been a growing body of research which aims to integrate structured entities into formal semantic accounts. Important developments in this direction are the introduction of rich type systems and the use of frame-based representations, among others. The workshop is open to both foundational issues of structured semantic representations and applications to specific linguistic phenomena.
A first edition of the workshop took place in Gothenburg as part of IWCS 2019.
17 - 21 August 2020, Advances in Modal Logic 2020 (AiML 2020), Helsinki, FinlandLocation: Helsinki, FinlandTarget audience: modal logicians
Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. AiML 2020 is the 13th conference in the series.
Bahareh Afshari (University of Amsterdam and Gothenburg University)
Nick Behanishvilii (University of Amsterdam)
Melvin Fitting (City University of New York)
Nina Gierasimczuk (Danish Techical University, Copenhagen)For more information, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/advances-in-modal-logic-2020 or contact aiml2020 at easychair.org.
24 - 28 August 2020, 11th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams (Diagrams 2020), Tallinn, EstoniaLocation: Tallinn, Estonia
Diagrams 2020 is the eleventh conference in the biennial series that started in 2000. The multidisciplinary nature of Diagrams means it encompasses: architecture, art, artificial intelligence, biology, cartography, cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer interaction, linguistics, logic, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and software modelling. The conference attracts a large number of researchers from these interrelated fields, positioning Diagrams as the major international event in the area.For more information, see http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2020/.
24 - 28 August 2020, International Workshop on Set Visualization and Reasoning (SetVR 2020), Tallinn, EstoniaLocation: Tallinn, Estonia
SetVR 2020 will be the 7th meeting, with the first one held in 2004, previously called the Euler Diagrams Workshop. It aims to promote theoretical, empirical, applied research on visualization and diagrammatic reasoning, especially, about sets (set-theoretical and grouped data). SetVR 2020 will run as part of Diagrams 2020 conference, which will be held from August 24th to 28th in 2020, and is expected to occupy one day during this period.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/setvr2kn/.
26 - 28 August 2020, The 15th International Conference on Grammatical Inference (ICGI 2020), New York NY, U.S.A.Location: New York NY, U.S.A.
This bi-annual conference focuses on all aspects of grammar learning, including (but not limited to) theoretical and experimental analysis of different models of grammar induction, and algorithms for induction of different classes of languages and automata.
This edition will provide a particular insight on the relation with connectionist models such as neural networks: tutorials of the first day will focus on that subject and authors are encouraged to submit works on that subject.For more information, see https://icgi2020.lis-lab.fr.
26 - 28 August 2020, Spatial Cognition 2020 (SC 2020), Riga, LatviaLocation: Riga, Latvia
Spatial Cognition is concerned with the acquisition, development, representation, organization, and use of knowledge about spatial objects in real, virtual or hybrid environments and processed by human or artificial agents. Spatial Cognition includes research from different fields insofar as they are concerned with cognitive agents and space. Research issues in the field range from the investigation of human spatial cognition to mobile robot navigation. SC 2020 will bring together researchers working on spatial cognition from all of these perspectives.
The conference is single-track, and the final program will be the result of a selective review process. The program will include oral and poster presentations of refereed papers, and keynote talks by Sara I. Fabrikant, Steve Franconeri and Laure Rondi-Reig.
26 - 28 August 2020, 15th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications (LSFA 2020), Salvador, BrazilLocation: Salvador, Brazil
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.For more information, see http://lsfa2020.ufba.br.
29 August - 2 September 2020, 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020), Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is Europe's premier venue for presenting scientific results in AI. Under the general theme 'Paving the way towards Human-Centric AI', the 24th edition of ECAI will be held in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO's World Heritage City which is the destination of unique Routes that cross all Europe since the Middle Ages.For more information, see http://www.ecai2020.eu/.
29 August 2020, 8th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR 2020), Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Strategic reasoning is a key topic in multi-agent systems research. The extensive literature in the field includes a variety of logics used for modeling strategic ability. Results from the field are now being used in many exciting domains such as information system security, adaptive strategies for robot teams, and automatic players capable to outperform human experts. A common feature in all these application domains is the requirement for sound theoretical foundations and tools accounting for the strategies that artificial agents may adopt in the situation of conflict and cooperation.
The SR international workshop series aims at bringing together researchers working on different aspects of strategic reasoning in computer science, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. SR 2020 will be held with ECAI 2020 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
29 - 30 August 2020, 8th Workshop "What can FCA do for AI?" (FCA4AI 2020), Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematically well-founded theory aimed at data analysis and classification. FCA allows one to build a concept lattice and a system of dependencies (implications and association rules) which can be used for many AI needs, e.g. knowledge processing, knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology engineering as well as information retrieval, recommendation, social network analysis and text processing. Recent years have been witnessing increased scientific activity around FCA, in particular a strand of work emerged that is aimed at extending the possibilities of plain FCA w.r.t. knowledge processing. While the capabilities of FCA are extended, new possibilities are arising in the framework of FCA.
The 8th FCA4AI workshop, co-located with ECAI 2020, is (as usual) dedicated to discuss such issues, and in particular:
- How can FCA support AI activities in knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, natural language processing...
- By contrast, how the current developments in AI can be integrated within FCA to help AI researchers to solve complex problems in their domain.For more information, see http://www.fca4ai.hse.ru/2020.
30 August 2020, ECAI Workshop on Computational Argumentation & Cognition (COGNITAR 2020)Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
This workshop will aim to bring together researchers whose interests bridge between AI and other disciplines such as Cognitive Science, Language and Philosophy, to study how computational argumentation can form an underlying theoretical and practical basis for modeling cognition and building human-centric AI systems.
The main general questions that will concern the workshop are:
- Can argumentation provide the basis for computational models of human reasoning that are cognitively adequate?
- How can we form a synthesis between computational argumentation and theories of cognition that will give us models of computational cognition for the development of AI systems?
1 September 2020, Krajíček's Fest: Logical Foundations of Complexity Theory, Tabor, Czech RepublicLocation: Tabor, Czech Republic
We would like to invite you to participate in a workshop 'Krajíček's Fest' on the Logical Foundations of Complexity Theory, to celebrate Prof. Jan Krajicek's 60th anniversary and his Contributions to Logic and Complexity
The event will be followed by a 3-day workshop on Complexity Theory which will include tutorials and contributed talks.For more information, see https://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~igorcarb/events/krajicek-fest/index.html.
3 - 5 September 2020, Trends in Logic XX "Logic and Reasoning: Formal and Informal", Kyiv, UkraineLocation: Kyiv, UkraineTarget audience: Researchers in logicCosts: Conference fee: 160/190 EUR
Reasoning is at the very heart of logic, constituting its subject matter. In the last few decades, there has been considerable progress both in the purely logical analysis of reasoning and in applied logical investigations of various concrete subject domains, such as philosophical and scientific discourse, logic programming and everyday communication. Along with further elaboration of standard techniques a range of other approaches and semantic modeling of logical systems are being developed. Moreover, there is a powerful tradition of analyzing and evaluating reasoning patterns by means of informal logic and argumentation theory. . The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars working in various areas of proof-theoretic, semantic, argumentative and informal logic analysis.
Invited Speakers: Hans van Ditmarsch (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France), Valentin Goranko (Stockholm University, Sweden), Dale Hample (University of Maryland, USA) and Hitoshi Omori (Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany).
6 - 9 September 2020, Logic @ DGPhil, Erlangen, GermanyLocation: Erlangen, Germany
There will be a section on Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics at the XXVth Congress of the German Society for Philosophy (DGPhil), "The True, the Good, and the Beautiful".For more information, see https://dgphil2020.fau.de/en/.
6 - 9 September 2020, 1st Symposium on Formal Approaches to Vagueness in Relation to Mereology (FVRM'20), Sofia, BulgariaLocation: Sofia, Bulgaria
Mereology is a very plural subject in which individual researchers may work in multiple potentially incompatible perspectives. It is well-known that mereological methods are important in AI and formalizing human reasoning. In particular, these are relevant in formal approaches to vagueness and point-free reasoning. The main aim of the symposium session is to connect researchers in formal approaches to vagueness and ontology from applied mereological perspectives. All submissions are expected to have a strong focus on applications or potential applications.
8 - 11 September 2020, 23rd International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2020), Brno, Czech RepublicLocation: Brno, Czech Republic
TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.The TSD 2020 conference will be accompanied by one-day satellite workshops or project meetings with organizational support by the TSD organizing committee. Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.
9 - 12 September 2020, Sixteenth International Tbilisi Summer School in Logic and Language (Tbilisi 2020), Tbilisi, GeorgiaLocation: Tbilisi, Georgia
The summer school is a major event of the Tbilisi Autumn of Logic organised by the Kurt Gödel Society. This summer school is directed towards the audience of young researchers of LATD 2020. For young researchers the summer school is covered by the registration fees of LATD 2020. For additional participants the fee is Euro 150, for Georgian participants a limited number of free registrations is provided.
Confirmed lecturers: Bahareh Afshari (University of Amsterdam), Thomas Eiter (nominated, TU Wien)
Christian Fermüller (TU Wien), Daniele Mundici (University of Florence), Norbert Preining (Accelia Inc.), James Raftery (University of Pretoria).
10 - 11 September 2020, Seventh International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL 2020)Location: AmsterdamTarget audience: researchers and practitionersCosts: €200 (small changes are possible)
This workshop on Controlled Natural Language (CNL) has a broad scope and embraces all approaches that are based on natural language and apply restrictions on vocabulary, grammar, and/or semantics. This includes (but is certainly not limited to) approaches that have been called simplified language, plain language, formalized language, processable language, fragments of language, phraseologies, conceptual authoring, language generation, and guided natural language interfaces.
Some CNLs are designed to improve communication among humans, especially for non-native speakers of the respective natural language. In other cases, the restrictions on the language are supposed to make it easier for computers to analyze such texts in order to improve computer-aided, semi-automatic, or automatic translations into other languages. A third group of CNL has the goal to enable reliable automated reasoning and formal knowledge representation from seemingly natural texts. All these types of CNL are covered by this workshop.
11 - 12 September 2020, Mathematics & Analogical Reasoning, Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, Germany
Sometimes particular mathematical structures serve scientists as heuristic devices in their own right by giving indications of structural similarities between otherwise unrelated physical systems. And in philosophical discourse, it is often not singular mathematical formulas, but the entire structure of mathematics that is used as an argumentative point of reference. The goal of this conference is to investigate the role of mathematics as a heuristic device for analogical reasoning in science and philosophy.For more information, see https://silviajonas.wixsite.com/mathematicsanalogies or contact Silvia Jonas at silvia.jonas at lmu.de.
12 - 18 September 2020, 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020), Rhodes, GreeceLocation: Rhodes, Greece
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) is an exciting, well-established field of research. In KRR a fundamental assumption is that an agent's knowledge is explicitly represented in a declarative form, suitable for processing by dedicated reasoning engines. This assumption, that much of what an agent deals with is knowledge-based, is common in many modern intelligent systems. In recent years KRR has contributed to new and emerging fields including the semantic web, computational biology, and the development of software agents. The biennial International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR) is a leading forum for timely, in-depth presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the representation and computational management of knowledge.
13 - 18 September 2020, 5th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving (AITP 2020), Aussois, FranceLocation: Aussois, France
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/2020.
14 - 20 September 2020, The Joint Ontology Workshops Episode 6 (JOWO 2020), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, Italy
The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) is a venue of workshops that, together, address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics.
Workshops and tutorials at JOWO 2020 are events whose scientific program is independently established by the workshop organizers. Workshops can be events that provide a forum for the discussion of topics broadly related to ontologies, formal ontology, and knowledge management and their application in information science or other areas. JOWO is especially suitable for interdisciplinary and innovative formats.
14 - 17 September 2020, 11th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2020), Bolzano (Italy)Location: Bolzano (Italy)
The advent of complex information systems that rely on robust, coherent and formal representations of their subject matter, has led to the exploitation of ontological analysis and ontology-based representation. The systematic study of such analysis and representation is at the center of the modern discipline of formal ontology, which is a general theory of the types of entities and relations making up domains of interest. Researchers in many domains engage with formal ontology to provide a solid foundation for their work.
The FOIS conference is a meeting point for all researchers with an interest in formal ontology. FOIS 2020 includes a number of activities: FOIS conference (single track program), workshops (in conjunction with EKAW 2020 and ICBO 2020) ,tutorials (in conjunction with EKAW 2020 and ICBO 2020), a young researchers symposium, a demo and industry track, and an ontology show and tell. As in previous years, FOIS 2020 aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication.
Please note: FOIS will happen as a face-to-face event in Bolzano when it is safe to travel. Ideally, in September 2020 but otherwise at a later date in 2021.For more information, see https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it/.
18 - 21 September 2020, 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2020), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, Italy
The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge, at the crossroads of artificial intelligence, human cognition, computational linguistics, and related areas of computer science and cognitive science. The ICCS conferences evolved from a series of seven annual workshops on conceptual graphs, starting with an informal gathering hosted by John F. Sowa in 1986. Recently, graph-based knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) paradigms are getting more and more attention. With the rise of quasi-autonomous AI, graph-based representations provide a vehicle for making machine cognition explicit to its human users. This year ICCS 2020 is a part of 'Bolzano Summer of Knowledge' which will take place in Bolzano, Italy during the month of September, 2020.
18 - 24 September 2020, 36th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2020), VirtualLocation: Virtual
Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982, the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2020) has been the premier international event for presenting research in logic programming.
Contributions are solicited in all areas of logic programming, including but not restricted to Foundations, Declarative Programming, Related Paradigms and Synergies, Implementation and Applications. Besides the main track, ICLP 2020 will host an Applications Track, a Sister Conferences and Journal Presentation Track, a Special Session on Women in Logic Programming, and a Research Challenges in Logic Programming Track. In addition to the presentations of accepted papers, the technical program will include invited talks, advanced tutorials, the doctoral consortium, and several workshops. A school on logic programming will be held before the conference.For more information, see https://iclp2020.unical.it/.
20 - 26 September 2020, 5th International Autumn School "Proof and Computation" , Fischbachau, GermanyLocation: Fischbachau, GermanyTarget audience: Graduate or PhD students and young postdoctoral researchers
The aim of the autumn school "Proof and Computation" is to bring together young researchers in the field of Foundations of Mathematics, Computer Science and Philosophy. Scope: Predicative Foundations, Constructive Mathematics and Type Theory, Computation in Higher Types, and Extraction of Programs from Proofs. There will be an opportunity to form ad-hoc groups working on specific projects, but also to discuss in more general terms the vision of constructing correct programs from proofs.For more information, see http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/~schwicht/pc20.php or contact xu at math.lmu.de.
22 - 23 September 2020, Second international workshop "Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application" (CARLA 2020), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, Italy
"Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application" (CARLA) is an international workshop aimed at fostering interdisciplinary exchange about research on concepts. Although the workshop is open for research on any aspect of concepts, there exists a set of core topics that are of special interest:
- Representation: How can we formally describe and model concepts?
- Learning: Where do concepts come from and how are they acquired?
- Application: How are concepts used in cognitive tasks?
Invited Speakers: Mattis List and Marianna Bolognesi.For more information, see https://www.conceptuccino.uni-osnabrueck.de/carla_workshop/carla_2020.html or contact concepts at uni-osnabrueck.de.
23 - 26 September 2020, CL2020: Colloquium Logicum 2020, Konstanz, GermanyLocation: Konstanz, Germany
The Colloquium Logicum is organized every two years by the "Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Mathematische Logik und fuer Grundlagenforschung der Exakten Wissenschaften" (DVMLG).The conference will cover the whole range of mathematical logic and the foundations of the exact sciences. In addition to all fields of mathematical logic, this includes the philosophy of the exact sciences, logic in philosophy, and logic in computer science and artificial intelligence. In addition to the keynote talks, there will be a "PhD Colloquium" with invited presentations of excellent recent PhD graduates.
Keynote Speakers: Laurent Bienvenu (Bordeaux), Catrin Campbell-Moore (Bristol), Wesley Holliday (Berkeley), Christian Ikenmeyer (Liverpool), Angeliki Koutsoukou-Argyraki (Cambridge), Alison Pease (Dundee) and Margaret Thomas (West Lafayette).
24 - 25 September 2020, Third International Workshop on Formal Methods in Artificial Intelligence (FMAI 2020), London, EnglandLocation: London, England
The aims of FMAI 2020 are to:
- Present success stories about the application of formal methods in AI.
- Discuss strategies for bringing the Formal Methods and the AI communities closer together.
- Consolidate collaborations between these two communities and foster new ones.
Invited Speakers: Giuseppe de Giacomo (Sapienza Universita' di Roma, Italy) and Jane Hillston (University of Edinburgh, UK).For more information, see https://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~fbelard/Workshop/.
Late September 2020, Fourth International Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2020), Sofia, BulgariaLocation: Sofia, Bulgaria
CLIB covers a broad spectrum of areas related to natural language processing and computational linguistics focused on but not limited to Bulgarian.
CLIB 2020's invited speakers will be: Prof. Galya Angelova (Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Assoc), Prof. Svetla Boytcheva (Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) and Dr. Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institut). A special session on wordnets and ontologies is also envisaged.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on everyone's life, we feel that the responsible thing to do is to postpone the conference until better times. Given the rapid unfolding of events, the exact dates for CLIB 2020 will be announced at a later point, but we are looking forward to reschedule the conference for late September 2020 and will be working hard to make this happen.
28 - 29 September 2020, Workshop "Logic & Formal Methods in Philosophy", Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.Location: Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.
On Monday-Tuesday September 28-29, 2020, the UCLA Philosophy department will host a workshop entitled "Logic and Formal Methods in Philosophy." We are delighted to announce the following invited speakers:
- Hannes Leitgeb, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (Keynote)
- Ray Briggs, Stanford University
- Thomas Icard, Stanford University
- Michael Caie, University of Toronto
- Kai Wehmeier, UC Irvine
19 - 23 October 2020, ATVA 2020: Automated Technology for Verification & Analysis, Hanoi, VietnamLocation: Hanoi, Vietnam
ATVA 2020 is the 18th in the ATVA series of symposia intended to promote research in theoretical and practical aspects of automated analysis, verification and synthesis in Asia by providing a forum for interaction between the regional and international research communities and industry in the field.
Invited speakers: Tobias Nipkow (Munich, Germany), Klaus Havelund (CalTech / NASA JPL) and David Dill (Standford, USA).For more information, see http://fit.uet.vnu.edu.vn/atva2020/.
30 October - 1 November 2020, 2nd Tsinghua Interdisciplinary Workshop on Logic, Language, and Meaning, Beijing, ChinaLocation: Beijing, China
Monotonicity, in various forms, is a pervasive phenomenon in logic, linguistics, and related areas. In theoretical linguistics, monotonicity properties are relevant to a large array of semantic phenomena and to the presence of pragmatic inferences such as scalar implicatures. In logic and mathematics, monotonicity guarantees the existence of fixed points and the well-formedness of inductive definitions. Also, monotonicity is closely tied to reasoning, in formal as well as natural languages. Recent logical and linguistic work on monotonicity has also found its way into computation systems for natural language processing and cognitive models of human reasoning. The goal of our workshop is to bring together researchers working on monotonicity or related properties, from different fields and perspectives.
The first day of the workshop is devoted to two tutorials:
1. Jakub Szymanik (University of Amsterdam): Monotonicity in Logic
2. Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University): Monotonicity in Language
The remaining two days consist of invited and contributed talks.For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=1576.
25 - 28 January 2021, Computer Science Logic (CSL'21), Ljubljana, SloveniaLocation: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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.
19 - 24 July 2021, Logic Colloquium 2021 (LC 2021), Poznan, PolandLocation: Poznan, Poland
The Logic Colloquium is the European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, an international organization supporting research and critical studies in logic. Its primary function is to provide an effective forum for the presentation, publication, and critical discussion of scholarly work in this area of inquiry.
The program will feature tutorials by Krzysztof Krupiński (University of Wrocław) and Andrew Marks – (University of California, Los Angeles), and special sessions on Set Theory, Model Theory, Modal and Epistemic Logic, Proofs and Programs, Computability Logic, and Cognitive Science and Linguistics.
Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19, the ASL Executive Committee, in consultation with the local organizers and the ASL European Committee, has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Logic Colloquium. It will take place on July 19-24, 2021, approximately a year later than originally scheduled, in the same location: Poznan, Poland.