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

    Date: 21 - 25 January 2019
    Location: Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Deadline: Friday 19 October 2018

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

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/SYSMICS2019/.
  • (New) 22 January 2019, Utrecht Logic In Progress Seminar (TULIPS), Daniel Cohnitz

    Speaker: Daniel Cohnitz (Utrecht)
    Title: How to adopt a logic
    Date & Time: Tuesday 22 January 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Van Ravensteijnzaal, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Utrecht
    For more information, see https://tulips.sites.uu.nl/upcoming-talks/.
  • (New) 23 January 2019, Book Presentation by Rens Bod (in Dutch)

    Date & Time: Wednesday 23 January 2019, 17:00
    Location: Uitgeverij Prometheus, Herengracht 48, te Amsterdam

    Met veel genoegen nodigt Uitgeverij Prometheus u uit voor de presentatie van Een wereld vol patronen van Rens Bod. De presentatie vindt plaats op woensdag 23 januari om 17.00 uur ten huize van de uitgeverij, Herengracht 48, te Amsterdam. De eerste exemplaren van het boek worden in ontvangst genomen door Geert ten Dam, Voorzitter College van Bestuur van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, en Mirjam van Praag, Voorzitter College van Bestuur van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • 24 January 2019, AI? That's logical!, Frank van Harmelen

    Speaker: Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Thursday 24 January 2019, 20:00
    Location: De Balie, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    The history of AI has been a continuous swing of the pendulum between the extremes of logical reasoning and statistical learning; or, as Judea Pearl has it: between Greek philosophers and Babylonian curve fitters. In recent years, the pendulum has swung strongly towards the statistical methods. We'll take a close look at the history of AI, and we'll identify the strong and weak points of both schools of thought. This will lead to a set of challenges to be taken up by logicians if they are interested in contributing to one of the most exciting intellectual endeavours of our time.

    The talk is the public part of the conference SYSMICS2019, an international scientific meeting in the area of logic.

  • (Updated) 25 January 2019, LUNCH Seminar, Catholijn Jonker

    Speaker: Catholijn Jonker (TU Delft)
    Date & Time: Friday 25 January 2019, 13:00-14:00
    Location: ILLC Common Room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Shared mental models in the context of Explainable AI

    Explainable AI is receiving a lot of attention these days. This is fantastic and important given the increasing use and impact of artificial intelligence, in particular Machine Learning. I think I have been working on Explainable AI for many years now, and I have always approached this from a Knowledge Representation point of view in which Shared Mental Models (and Team Mental Models) have played a big role. I would like to discuss this with you and come to some joint insights as to their possible roles in Explainable Machine Learning.

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/LUNCH/ or contact Sirin Botan at , or Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • 25 January 2019, Open Access: turning promises into reality

    Date & Time: Friday 25 January 2019, 14:30-17:00
    Location: Turing room, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam

    CWI organizes a meeting concerning Open Access aimed for a broad audience. It will be devoted to a discussion of Plan S, an initiative for Open Access publishing, launched in September 2018, and supported by an international consortium of research funders, including NWO, and to two radical initiatives, SciPost, and Open Research Central.

  • (New) 28 January 2019, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Reshmi Gopalakrishna Pillai

    Speaker: Reshmi Gopalakrishna Pillai (University of Wolverhampton)
    Title: Identifying indicators and reasons for psychological stress in social media content
    Date & Time: Monday 28 January 2019, 14:00
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • (Updated) 28 January 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dag Westerstahl

    Speaker: Dag Westerstahl
    Date & Time: Monday 28 January 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 30 January 2019, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, David Gabelaia

    Speaker: David Gabelaia (Tbilisi State University, A. Razmadze Mathematical Institute)
    Date & Time: Wednesday 30 January 2019, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 31 January 2019, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Gabrielle Gramelsberger

    Speaker: Gabrielle Gramelsberger
    Date & Time: Thursday 31 January 2019, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 8 February 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Femke Bekius

    Speaker: Femke Bekius (Delft)
    Title: Game Concepts to Understand Collective Decision-Making on Complex
    Date & Time: Friday 8 February 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 .
  • (New) 12 February 2019, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Angelilki Lazaridou

    Speaker: Angelilki Lazaridou (Google Deep Mind)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 12 February 2019, 16:00
    Location: Room F3.20, KdV, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 20 February 2019, LUNCH Seminar, Martha Lewis

    Speaker: Martha Lewis
    Date & Time: Wednesday 20 February 2019, 13:00-14:00
    Location: ILLC Common Room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/LUNCH/ or contact Sirin Botan at , or Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • 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?

  • 22 February 2019, DIP Colloquium, Jacopo Romoli

    Speaker: Jacopo Romoli (Ulster)
    Date & Time: Friday 22 February 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • (Updated) 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 .
  • (Updated) 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/.
  • 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, 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?

  • (New) 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) 22 March 2019, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Z. Emel Öztürk

    Speaker: Z. Emel Öztürk (UvA)
    Date & Time: Friday 22 March 2019, 16:00
    Location: 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) 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 .
  • 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
  • 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 .
  • 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/.
  • (Updated) 16 - 20 September 2019, Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC 2019), Batumi, Georgia

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

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

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

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2019/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • 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 Patrick Blackburn at .