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  • 29 May 2017, First national meeting for researchers on Open Science

    Date & Time: Monday 29 May 2017, 09:30-17:00
    Location: Aula of TU Delft, Mekelweg 5, Delft

    You are kindly invited to join the first national meeting for researchers on Open Science. The meeting will take place on the 29th of May 2017 and will be hosted at the Aula of TU Delft.


    The day will be a great opportunity for all researchers working in the Netherlands to give their opinion on the aims and goals of the Dutch ‘National Open Science Plan’. It’s a chance to let politicians, funders and administrators know what researchers really need to make Open Science work for them.

  • 2 June 2017, Logic, Rationality and Common Sense. Workshop on the occasion of Jan van Eijck's retirement as researcher at CWI and as professor at ILLC

    Date & Time: Friday 2 June 2017, 13:00-18:00
    Location: Turing Room, Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre, Sciencepark 105 (nextdoor to CWI), Amsterdam

    Reflections on the possibilities and the limitations of applications of logic to the analysis of human behaviour. The workshop is intended to create a space to talk about issues that are not often addressed in public in scientific circles.

    For more information, see http://homepages.cwi.nl/~jve/workshop/

    People who wish to attend the workshop are requested to fill out the following RSVP form: https://goo.gl/forms/s2KZryvHXSr5Bzw32

  • 3 - 5 June 2017, 6th CSLI Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Intelligent Interaction and Solomon Feferman Symposium, Stanford CA, U.S.A.

    Date: 3 - 5 June 2017
    Location: Stanford CA, U.S.A.

    This event continues a long-standing tradition at Stanford of annual workshops in logic, broadly conceived, aimed at fostering discussion across disciplines and universities, with the added goal of involving both junior and senior participants. The content of the workshop is drawn from the disciplines of logic, philosophy, mathematics, computer science, cognitive science, linguistics and economics, with an emphasis on exploring interdisciplinary contacts.

    This year, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the Solomon Feferman Symposium, dedicated to the life and work of Solomon Feferman.

  • 8 June 2017, Spinoza Lectures, Béatrice Longuenesse

    Speaker: Béatrice Longuenesse
    Title: Two unlikely bedfellows: Kant and Freud on Morality
    Date & Time: Thursday 8 June 2017, 20:15-22:00
    Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    It is hard to think of two conceptions of morality further apart than those of Kant and Freud. Kant took our moral attitudes to be the highest expression of our capacity to guide our actions by reason. Freud took our moral attitudes to originate in our deepest, earliest emotional bond, the bond we have as helpless infants to the adult figures we experience as nurturing, protecting, or threatening. Nevertheless, both took morality to be deeply connected to our capacity to think and act, as we would say, “in the first person.” In exploring those two seemingly opposed conceptions of morality, the lecture will explore how emotions and reason converge, or as the case may be, diverge in determining our moral attitudes and our capacity to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions.

  • (New) 9 June 2017, Dutch Social Choice Colloquium

    Date & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 14:00-17:30
    Location: Room C2-1, Theil Building, Campus Woudenstein, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Speakers: Vladimir Karamychev, Rudolf Müller, John Weymark

  • 9 June 2017, Music Cognition Reading Group

    Title: Neural correlates of song and speech
    Date & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 15:00-16:30
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    We're going to discuss a study by Julia Merrill, Daniela Sammler, Marc Bangert, Dirk Goldhahn, Gabriele Lohmann, Robert Turner and Angela D. Friederici on the neural correlates of song and speech [1]. Our own expert on the intersection of music, language and brain, Joey Weidema, will kick-off the discussion with a short introduction.

    For more information, see musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com or contact Bastiaan van der Weij at .
  • 9 June 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Courtenay Norbury

    Speaker: Courtenay Norbury (UCL)
    Title: Non-verbal cognitive ability does not influence rate of language in the first years of formal schooling
    Date & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
    For more information, see smartcs.uva.nl.
  • 16 June 2017, Bessensap

    Date: Friday 16 June 2017
    Location: Rode Hoed, Amsterdam

    The 2017 edition of Bessensap is taking place on Friday 16 June! About 400 journalists, press officers and researchers will meet at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam to network and exchange knowledge about recent developments in science and science communication.

  • 16 June 2017, Workshop: "Interweaving Modal Logic and Category Theory"

    Date & Time: Friday 16 June 2017, 14:00-18:00
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together logicians, computer scientists, mathematicians and philosophers interested in the growing interplay between the fields of modal logic and category theory. The workshop will be hosted on the occasion of the defence of Giovanni Cinà's PhD defense.

    Location and website will be announced soon.

    For more information, contact Giovanni Cinà at .
  • 19 - 30 June 2017, ABC Summer School: The Sleeping Brain

    Speaker: ABC Summer School: The Sleeping Brain
    Date: 19 - 30 June 2017
    Location: Roeterseilandcampus gebouw M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam
    Deadline: Monday 1 May 2017

    The ABC Summer School is an annual event targeted at master students and PhD candidates. This year's ABC Summer School, organized by Lucia Talamini, Umberto Olcese and Christa van der Heijden on behalf of the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sleep. It will explore the topic from the level of neural networks to that of cognition.

    The two-week international Summer School consists of a series of Master Classes, each one given by a renowned expert in the field. In addition, students will work in groups with a designated tutor, on a research project within the broad topic, which they will present towards the end of the Summer School. As the summit of the Summer School, an international symposium “Crossing the watershed between sleep and wakefulness: Information processing during sleep, wakefulness and alternative states of consciousness” will be presented at the final day of the ABC Summer School.

  • 23 June 2017, ABC Brain Day 2017

    Date: Friday 23 June 2017
    Location: De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    On June 23rd the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center organizes the ABC Brain Day (& Night), the yearly conference where ABC members present their research.

    For more information, see abc.uva.nl/events/item/brain-day-2017.html.
  • 23 June 2017, DIP Colloquium, Edouard Machery

    Speaker: Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)
    Date & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 16:00-17:00
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 23 June 2017, DIP Colloquium, Manuel Gustavo Isaac

    Speaker: Manuel Gustavo Isaac (University of Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 17:00-18:00
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 26 - 30 June 2017, Workshop Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB)

    Date & Time: 26 - 30 June 2017, 09:00-17:00
    Location: Broek in Waterland, Netherlands

    This workshop marks and celebrates the end of the first phase (almost two years) of the project Inquisitivenes Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB), carried out at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam with funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • 30 June 2017, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2017

    Date & Time: Friday 30 June 2017, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (either the New Year's Colloquium, the Midsummernight Colloquium or the Midwinter Colloquium) that brings together the three research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three main talks by representatives from the Logic and Language group, the Language and Computation group and the Logic and Computation group, which are occasionally followed by Wild Idea Talks. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.

    For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/ILLC-Midsummernight-Colloquium-2017 or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • 3 - 7 July 2017, The 14th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL)

    Date: 3 - 7 July 2017
    Location: Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Deadline: Friday 21 April 2017

    The conference brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas,with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools,ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages,semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied tothe study of physical behaviour in general. Work that appliesstructures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.

    For more information, see qpl.cs.ru.nl.
  • 7 - 11 August 2017, 19th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2017), Gdansk, Poland

    Date: 7 - 11 August 2017
    Location: Gdansk, Poland
    Deadline: Friday 10 March 2017

    The summer school will offer a rich programme of introductory and advanced courses on a broad range of topics in the area of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students, and other early-stage researchers and will be taught by leading researchers in the field. Topics to be covered in this year's edition include decision making, game theory, mechanism design, judgment aggregation, epistemic logic, argumentation theory, reinforcement learning, model checking, verification, and machine ethics.

    EASSS is organised under the auspices of EURAMAS, the European Association for Multiagent Systems. A limited number of student grants are available in the form of fee waivers: deadline for application is 5 June 2017.

    For more information, see easss2017.ipipan.waw.pl or contact .
  • 14 - 25 August 2017, Summer School in Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Sapporo, Japan

    Date: 14 - 25 August 2017
    Location: Sapporo, Japan

    The Department of Philosophy at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) will hold a two-week summer school in dynamic epistemic logic and its applications, jointly with three guest lecturers from ILLC (University of Amsterdam) as part of Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2017.

    The following two intensive courses are scheduled to be offered during the summer school:
    Course 1 (August 14 to August 18): Introduction to Logic,  main lecturer: Katsuhiko Sano (Department of Philosophy, Hokkaido University).
    Course 2 (August 21 to August 25): Dynamic Epistemic Logic, main lecturers: Alexandru Baltag and Sonja Smets (ILLC, University of Amsterdam).
    There will be a special live on-line lecture by Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, and Tsinghua University) during Course 2.

    Application period for students from universities other than Hokkaido University is from February 1 to February 28 2017.

  • 8 September 2017, DIP Colloquium, Peter Hawke

    Speaker: Peter Hawke (University of Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Friday 8 September 2017, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 18 - 22 September 2017, Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Kakheti, Georgia

    Date: 18 - 22 September 2017
    Location: Kakheti, Georgia
    Deadline: Saturday 1 April 2017

    The Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held on 18-22 September 2017 in Kakheti, Georgia.

    The Symposium series is organized by the University of Duesseldorf in conjunction with the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. There have been eight instalments of this series of biannual Symposia. The preceding meetings took place in the Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia Tbilisi (1997), in the Black see coastal resort Chakvi (1999), in the spa resort Likani situated in the Borjomi Canyon (2001), Tbilisi (2003), Batumi (2005), Tbilisi (2007), Bakuriani (2009), Kutaisi (2011), Gudauri (2013) and Tbilisi (2015).

    For more information, see events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2017.
  • 6 October 2017, DIP Colloquium, Alex Davies

    Speaker: Alex Davies (University of Tartu)
    Date & Time: Friday 6 October 2017, 16:00-17:30
  • 6 - 8 December 2017, 2nd Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference: 'SMART Animals', Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Date: 6 - 8 December 2017
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017

    We are happy to announce the second Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference on the theme of ‘SMART Animals’. The conference will take place at the UvA, from December 6th-8th. The conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and debates, and three successive workshops devoted to the topics of animal cognition in the broad sense (i.e., including humans).

    For more information, see here or at smartcs.uva.nl/conference-2017 or contact SMART Cognitive Science at .

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