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  • (Updated) 20 February 2019, LUNCH Seminar, Martha Lewis

    Speaker: Martha Lewis
    Title: Compositionality in vector space models of meaning
    Date & Time: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 13:00-14:00
    Location: ILLC Common Room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    We interact with computers every day, and often using something like human language. There is therefore a huge amount of research going into how to represent human language computationally. Modelling words as vectors has been one of the most successful approaches over recent years. However, it is not immediately clear how to combine word vectors together to make phrases and sentences. On the other hand, formal semantics gives a clear
    account of how to compose words, but it is not so obvious how to represent their meanings. I will give an overview of the model I work with that shows how to combine word vectors using formal semantics. I will also describe its limitations and will appreciate ideas and questions.

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/LUNCH/ or contact Sirin Botan at , or Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • (New) 21 February 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Leendert van Maanen

    Speaker: Leendert van Maanen
    Title: Evidence accumulation modeling to understand simple and complex behavior.
    Date & Time: Thursday 21 February 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 21 February 2019, Spinoza Lectures, Catherine Malabou

    Speaker: Catherine Malabou
    Title: Beyond the "archic" Principle
    Date & Time: Thursday 21 February 2019, 20:15-22:00
    Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    In contemporary Western philosophy, destruction or deconstruction of metaphysics has been presented by prominent thinkers like Levinas, Derrida or Schürmann as the liberation of an an-archic way of thinking. The possibility of questioning and acting beyond the «arkhè», beyond the principle (commandment and beginning at the same time), has opened new perspectives in ontology and ethics. Levinas, for example, characterizes the relation to the Other in terms of «an-archic responsibility». Interestingly, such an ontological and ethical anarchy has always been strictly distinguished from political anarchism. Can we envisage a confrontation between the two traditions? Is "post anarchism" a satisfactory way of setting it up?

  • (Updated) 22 February 2019, DIP Colloquium, Jacopo Romoli

    Speaker: Jacopo Romoli (Ulster)
    Title: Homogeneity or implicature: an experimental approach
    Date & Time: Friday 22 February 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 27 February 2019, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Clemens Kupke

    Speaker: Clemens Kupke (University of Strathclyde)
    Title: Coalgebra Learning via Duality
    Date & Time: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 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 Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 28 February 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Marija Slavkovik

    Speaker: Marija Slavkovik (Bergen)
    Title: Aggregation of Likelihood Judgments
    Date & Time: Thursday 28 February 2019, 15:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, The Netherlands
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 28 February 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Katrin Schulz

    Speaker: Katrin Schulz
    Date & Time: Thursday 28 February 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 1 March 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Arianna Novaro

    Speaker: Arianna Novaro (Toulouse)
    Title: Collective Decisions with Logic-based Goals
    Date & Time: Friday 1 March 2019, 16:00
    Location: ILLC Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 5 March 2019, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Afra Alishahi

    Speaker: Afra Alishahi (Tilburg)
    Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
    Location: Room F2.19, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 5 March 2019, NWO presents the new Science PPP fund at IXA

    Date & Time: Tuesday 5 March 2019, 10:00-11:00
    Location: Room B0.160, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Do you want to know more about funding opportunities for research projects with industry? NWO is coming to visit us to present the new Science PPP Fund. The Science PPP Fund offers EUR 12 million for bottom-up research carried out within public-private partnerships between knowledge institutions and companies. Projects need to follow within scope and budget of the top sectors Chemistry (incl. BBE), Energy, High-Tech Systems & Materials, Agri & Food and ICT. The call opens at the beginning of February.

    If you want to sign up for this presentation, send an email to

  • 8 March 2019, Heyting Day 2019: Frege's Der Gedanke

    Date & Time: Friday 8 March 2019, 10:00-16:30
    Location: Trippenhuis KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Heyting Day 2019 is devoted to Frege’s momentous philosophical paper Der Gedanke (1918-1919), which addresses such fundamental questions as 'What is truth? What is meaning? How can thoughts be shared?' The talks organised on Heyting Day provide historical background and illustrate how Frege’s work is still relevant to
    the lively contemporary debate.

  • (New) 8 March 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Adrian Haret

    Speaker: Adrian Haret (Vienna)
    Title: Preference Aggregation with Incomplete CP-nets
    Date & Time: Friday 8 March 2019, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 11 March 2019, Data Science Career Fair (VU Amsterdam)

    Date & Time: Monday 11 March 2019, 15:00-19:30
    Location: VU University Amsterdam, Boelelaan 1105
    Target audience: MoL students and PhD candidates

    Amsterdam Data Science and the Big Data Alliance are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the second edition of the Data Science Career Fair in Amsterdam. The career fair will take place on Monday, 11 March from 15:00-19:30 at VU University Amsterdam.

    We kindly invite all Master & PhD students keen to follow a Technical, Data Science or AI career with a tech background (e.g. AI, Data Science, Econometrics, Business analytics, Computer Science, Informatics, Information Systems Software Engineering etc.) to participate in this career fair.

  • 14 March 2019, DIP Colloquium, Geoffrey K. Pullum

    Speaker: Geoffrey K. Pullum (Edinburgh)(Abstract)
    Title: Formalization and Prediction in Theoretical Syntax
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 March 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F2.19, ILLC ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 14 March 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Bahareh Afshari

    Speaker: Bahareh Afshari
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 March 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 14 March 2019, Spinoza Lectures, Catherine Malabou

    Speaker: Catherine Malabou
    Title: Morality and Horizontality
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 March 2019, 20:15-22:00
    Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    What has become of mutual aid, a key concept in traditional anarchism, and profoundly analyzed by Kropotkin? Being currently left aside by both post-anarchist thinkers and post-structuralist philosophers because of its supposed naturalist and rationalist grounding, it seems to live a new life under the name of «effective altruism» (Singer, Parfitt). Effective altruism opens the prospect of a decentralized morals, in which the issues of justice and the good are not referred to overarching values, but determined horizontally, out of a form of calculation. Is effective altruism a political promise or a social scandal?

  • 15 March 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Aidan Lyon

    Speaker: Aidan Lyon (DelphiCloud)
    Date & Time: Friday 15 March 2019, 16:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • (New) 21 March 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Thomas Schindler

    Speaker: Thomas Schindler
    Date & Time: Thursday 21 March 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 22 March 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Z. Emel Öztürk

    Speaker: Z. Emel Öztürk (UvA)
    Title: An Efficient, Fair and Stable Solution to the River Sharing Problem
    Date & Time: Friday 22 March 2019, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 29 March 2019, LUNCH Seminar, Arianna Betti

    Speaker: Arianna Betti
    Date & Time: Friday 29 March 2019, 13:00-14:00
    Location: ILLC Common Room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://events.illc.uva.nl/LUNCH/ or contact Sirin Botan at , or Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • (New) 4 April 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Malvin Gattinger

    Speaker: Malvin Gattinger (University of Groningen)
    Date & Time: Thursday 4 April 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 5 April 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Daan Bloembergen

    Speaker: Daan Bloembergen (CWI)
    Title: On Rational Delegations in Liquid Democracy
    Date & Time: Friday 5 April 2019, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • (New) 17 April 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Valentin Goranko

    Speaker: Valentin Goranko
    Date & Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 25 April 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Kees van Deemter 

    Speaker: Kees van Deemter (University of Utrecht and University of Aberdeen)
    Date & Time: Thursday 25 April 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 26 April 2019, DIP Colloquium, Jim Pryor

    Speaker: Jim Pryor (NYU)
    Date & Time: Friday 26 April 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 24 May 2019, DIP Colloquium, Una Stojnic

    Speaker: Una Stojnic (Columbia)
    Date & Time: Friday 24 May 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 6 - 7 June 2019, 3rd ILLC Workshop on Collective Decision Making

    Date: 6 - 7 June 2019
    Location: De Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, Amsterdam
    For more information, contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 19 - 21 June 2019, KNAW Colloquium and Master Class on Musicality and Genomics

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

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

    By invitation only.

  • 20 June 2019, ABC lecture, Suzanne Haber | University of Rochester

    Speaker: Suzanne Haber | University of Rochester (NY)
    Date & Time: Thursday 20 June 2019, 16:00-18:00

    The Haber lab focuses on the neural network that underlies incentive learning and decision-making that leads to the development of action plans.

  • 28 June 2019, ABC Networking Day 2019

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

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

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

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

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

  • 1 July 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Lefteris Kirousis

    Speaker: Lefteris Kirousis
    Title: Abstract Possibility Domains: Algorithms and Characterizations
    Date & Time: Monday 1 July 2019, 15:00
    Location: ILLC Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 5 - 16 August 2019, 31st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2019), Riga, Latvia

    Date: 5 - 16 August 2019
    Location: Riga, Latvia
    Deadline: Saturday 30 June 2018

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

    For more information, see http://esslli2019.folli.info/ or contact .
  • 26 August 2019, Combined 26th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 16th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics (EXPRESS/SOS 2019), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Date: Monday 26 August 2019
    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Friday 21 June 2019

    The EXPRESS/SOS workshop series aims at bringing together researchers interested in the formal semantics of systems and programming concepts, and in the expressiveness of computational models.

    Invited speakers: Yuxin Deng (East China Normal University, China) - Tom Hirschowitz (CNRS / Savoie Mont Blanc University, France) - Kirstin Peters (TU Berlin, Germany).

  • 27 - 30 August 2019, The 30th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2019), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

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

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

    For more information, see https://event.cwi.nl/concur2019/.
  • 16 - 20 September 2019, Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC 2019), Batumi, Georgia

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

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

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

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2019/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • (Updated) 18 - 21 October 2019, The Seventh International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-VII), South-West University, Chongqing, China

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

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

    For more information, see http://golori.org/lori2019/ or contact Meiyun Guo at .