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  • 30 March - 1 April 2020, Workshop "The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction"

    Date & Time: 30 March - 1 April 2020, 18:00
    Location: Online
    Deadline: Sunday 26 January 2020

    Argumentation and exchange of information help groups to coordinate, deliberate and decide. On the other hand, debates often generate detrimental large-scale phenomena such as polarization, informational cascades and echo-chambers, where the behavior of entire groups shifts in seemingly irrational ways.

    Understanding the deep mechanisms of informational and social influence that underlie these phenomena in the age of social media is a challenge that engages methods from different disciplines, including philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer and social sciences and psychology.

    This workshop brings together scholars with different theoretical approaches. Its broader aim is to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms that determine the behavior of individuals in a social context from multiple perspectives. The workshop will last two and a half days. The first half-day of it will be dedicated to an introductory seminar on abstract argumentation, held by Professor Pietro Baroni (Brescia).

    Due to the spreading of COVID-19, this workshop will be held online as a video-conference-only.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/workshop-arginfoexchange/home or contact Carlo Proietti at .
  • 1 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Johannes Marti (online0

    Speaker: Johannes Marti
    Title: Unification in coalgebraic modal logics
    Date & Time: Wednesday 1 April 2020, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Online
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 3 April 2020, DIP Colloquium, cancelled

    Speaker: Heather Burnett (CNRS)
    Date & Time: Friday 3 April 2020, 16:00-17:30
  • 8 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, cancelled

    Speaker: Hoang Kim Nguyen (Universität Regensburg)
    Date & Time: Wednesday 8 April 2020, 16:00-17:00
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 14 April - 8 December 2020, Training SURF-systems for research

    Date & Time: 14 April - 8 December 2020, 09:00-12:00
    Location: Amsterdam Science Park

    Do you want to work with our systems, but do you lack the required knowledge? We regularly organize hands-on system trainings at our SURF office in Amsterdam.

  • (Updated) 14 April 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Tejaswini Deoskar

    Speaker: Tejaswini Deoskar (University of Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 16:00
    Location: Online
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 15 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Sebastian Enqvist

    Speaker: Sebastian Enqvist (Stockholms universitet)
    Date & Time: Wednesday 15 April 2020, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 16 April 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yu Wei

    Speaker: Yu Wei
    Date & Time: Thursday 16 April 2020, 17:00-18:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 17 April 2020, MLC Seminar, EXPRESS group

    Speaker: EXPRESS group
    Date & Time: Friday 17 April 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 23 April 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Ilaria Canavotto

    Speaker: Ilaria Canavotto
    Date & Time: Thursday 23 April 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 24 April 2020, MLC Seminar, Floris Roelofsen

    Speaker: Floris Roelofsen
    Date & Time: Friday 24 April 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 30 April 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Carlo Proietti

    Speaker: Carlo Proietti
    Date & Time: Thursday 30 April 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 7 May 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Anthia Solaki

    Speaker: Anthia Solaki
    Date & Time: Thursday 7 May 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 8 May 2020, MLC Seminar, Causal Inference Lab

    Speaker: Causal Inference Lab
    Date & Time: Friday 8 May 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Room F2.19, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 13 May 2020, joint DiP / Inquisitive Semantics Talk, Simon Charlow

    Speaker: Simon Charlow (Rutgers)
    Date & Time: Wednesday 13 May 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 14 May 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jörg Endrullis

    Speaker: Jörg Endrullis
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 May 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 15 May 2020, DIP Colloquium, Dorothy Edgington

    Speaker: Dorothy Edgington
    Date & Time: Friday 15 May 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 29 May 2020, DIP Colloquium, Carlotta Pavese

    Speaker: Carlotta Pavese (Cornell)
    Date & Time: Friday 29 May 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 3 - 14 August 2020, 32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2020), Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Date: 3 - 14 August 2020
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Saturday 1 June 2019

    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.

    For more information, see https://www.esslli.eu or contact .
  • 10 - 14 August 2020, Computational and Experimental Explanations in Semantics and Pragmatics

    Date: 10 - 14 August 2020
    Location: Utrecht
    Deadline: Saturday 15 February 2020

    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.