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These pages provide information about recent developments at or relevant to the ILLC (last update: 3 May 2016). Please let us know if you have material that you would like to be added to the news pages, by using the online submission form. For minor updates to existing entries you can also email the news administrators directly. English submissions strongly preferred.

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Please note: conferences with an open Call for Papers will be listed under 'Calls for Papers', not under 'Upcoming Conferences', until the Call for Papers closes.

Calls for Papers

  • (New) 4 July 2016, 4th International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas (and Beyond) (QBF 2016), Bordeaux, France (deadline: 8 May 2016)

    Quantified Boolean formulas (QBF) are an extension of propositional logic which allows for explicit quantification over propositional variables. The decision problem of QBF is PSPACE-complete compared to NP-completeness of the decision problem of propositional logic (SAT). Many problems from application domains such as model checking, formal verification or synthesis are PSPACE-complete, and hence could be encoded in QBF. Considerable progress has been made in the theory and practice of QBF solving throughout the past years.

    The goal of the International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas (and Beyond) is to bring together researchers working on theoretical and practical aspects of QBF solving and related formalisms involving quantifiers. The workshop addresses theoreticians and practitioners in order to reflect on the state of the art in research and to consolidate on immediate and long-term challenges. As the efforts of extending languages with quantifiers have not only been made for propositional logic in terms of QBFs, but in many other formalism like Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP) and Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), QBF 2016 also targets researchers working in these related fields in order to exchange experiences and ideas.

    We solicit paper submissions in the following categories: talk-only papers (presenting work that has been published already, novel unpublished work, or work in progress), full papers (describing novel, unpublished work, including work in progress) and short tutorial presentations (on topics related to the workshop). Deadline for submissions: 8 May 2016.

    For more information, see

  • 11-14 September 2016, 1st International Workshop on AI aspects of Reasoning, Information, and Memory (AIRIM’16), Gdansk, Poland (deadline: 9 May 2016)

    There is general realization that computational models of languages and reasoning can be improved by integration of heterogeneous resources of information, e.g., multidimensional diagrams, images, language, syntax, semantics, quantitative data, memory. While the event targets promotion of integrated computational approaches, we invite contributions from any individual areas related to information, language, memory, reasoning.

    We welcome submissions of papers on the workshop topics, without limiting to them, across approaches, methods, theories, and applications. Paper submission (strict deadline): May 09 2016 23:59:59 pm HST.

    For more information, see

  • 19-21 September 2016, 10th Workshop on Reachability Problems (RP 2016), Aalborg, Denmark (deadline: 13 May 2016)

    The 10th Workshop on Reachability Problems is aimed at gathering together scholars from diverse disciplines interested in reachability problems that appear in algebraic structures, computational models, hybrid systems, logic and verification.

    Invited Speakers: Alain Finkel (ENS de Cachan, France), Axel Legay (INRIA, Rennes Cedex, France) and Jaco van de Pol (Twente, the Netherlands).

    Authors are invited to submit a draft of a full paper with at most 12 pages. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed. Submission deadline: 13 May 2016.

    In addition to regular papers that will appear in our LNCS proceedings, we invite researchers to apply to give a presentation at RP'16 without an accompanying paper. Such presentations can be based on work that has appeared (or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another conference, or which has not yet been submitted. Deadline for abstract submission: August 1st, 2016.

    For more information, see

  • 26-30 September 2016, 39th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2016), Klagenfurt, Austria (deadline: 13 May 2016)

    KI 2016 is the 39th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI, providing an ideal place for exchanging news and research results of intelligent system technology. The technical program of KI 2016 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a variety of workshops and tutorials.

    KI 2016 is co-located with Informatik 2016 (Annual Conference of the German Informatics Society) and MATES 2016 (The 14th German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies).

    The conference invites original research papers from all areas of AI research, both full technical papers and short technical communications. We especially welcome application papers that provide novel insights on the interplay of AI and the real world, as well as papers that bring useful computational technologies from other areas of computer science into AI. Paper submission deadline: May 13, 2016.

    KI 2016 also invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. There is no restriction regarding topics, as long as there is a clear relevance to KI. Proposal submission deadline: January 29, 2016.

    For more information, see

  • 3-5 November 2016, Eighth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW 8), Marseille, France (deadline: 15 May 2016)

    The Eighth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop is the eighth edition of a yearly conference in Philosophy of Mathematics organized by a group of French and International researchers, both philosophers and mathematicians, and sponsored by a Research Group on Philosophy of mathematics (GDR 3719 ) funded by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). This research group has the objective of promoting and federating French researches in philosophy of mathematics.

    The forthcoming workshop will be held at the Center for Comparative Epistemology and Ergology (CEPERC) at the University of Aix-Marseille. It will consist, as the previous workshops, in a three-day meeting, and will feature both invited and contributed talks.

    Submissions of papers in any topic of philosophy of mathematics are welcome. The languages of the workshop are French and English. Younger scholars and graduate students working on their dissertations are encouraged to submit, as the workshop will provide them with an opportunity to discuss their work with internationally renowned experts in the field. Deadline for submission: May 15, 2016.

    For more information, see or contact fpmw8-2016 at

  • 5-7 September 2016, 5th René Descartes Lectures & Workshop: Science, Values and Democracy, Tilburg, The Netherlands (deadline: 15 May 2016)

    Every other year, a distinguished philosopher visits Tilburg University and the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science to present the René Descartes Lectures. This year's René Descartes Lecturer is Professor Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo). Professor Douglas will deliver three lectures on the topic 'Science, Values and Democracy', each of which will be commented on by two renowned scholars. Parallel to the lectures, we host a workshop on the same topic.

    The lectures will explore the relationships among science, values, and expertise in modern democratic societies. Science, although the best way to gain rich empirical knowledge, cannot be considered value-free. As such, scientists' role in public discourse and in advisory roles is more complex than simply giving us 'the facts.' In democratic societies, we must confront questions of how to make science advising appropriately accountable in our political systems, while protecting scientists from pressures which would damage the integrity of their advice. In the public discourse, citizens have more roles to play than simply being passive receivers of scientific information. This means we need to articulate these roles and create avenues for exercising them. Because of the need for values in science and because this opens science to new modes of engagement and criticism, we need to think through our institutional structures to ensure that the normative demands of good science and good governance can both be met.

    For this workshop, we invite submissions in the form of extended abstracts (up to 1000 words) by 15 May 2016.

    For more information visit

  • (New) 11-13 October 2016, 4th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP 2016), Pilsen, Czech Republic (deadline: 17 May 2016)

    SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-known conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and people will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2016, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.

    The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Paper submission deadline: May 17, 2016 (23:59 CET)

    For more information, see or contact florentinalilica.voicu at

  • 14-16 September 2016, Seventh International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics and Formal Verification (GandALF 2016), Catania, Italy (deadline: 20 May 2016)

    The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The symposium covers an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and encourages cross-fertilization.

    Invited speakers include Luca Bertolussi (Trieste, Italy), Joanna Golinska-Pilarek (Warsaw, Poland) and Arnaud Sangnier (Paris Diderot, France)

    Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome. Abstract submission deadline: May 20

    For more information, see

  • 16-18 December 2016, Workshop "Situations, Information, and Semantic Content", Muenchen, Germany (deadline: 29 May 2016)

    The semantic content of natural language is multiply *situated*: Whether an utterance receives one interpretation or another depends on the *discourse situation* (in which the utterance takes place), on the *target situation* (which is described by the utterance), and on the interpreting agents' *informational situation* (which also contains the agents' background knowledge). Over the past decades, work on extralinguistic context-dependence has focused on discourse situations and target situations, and has paid less attention to the dependence of interpretation on the agents' informational situation. However, this kind of information-dependence plays a crucial role in the explanation of a number of semantic phenomena, including the behavior of epistemic/deontic modals and propositional attitude-sentences. Recent research in situated cognition has suggested an even more general scope of semantic information-dependence. The latter assumes that cognition (and therefore, *all* linguistic understanding) is fundamentally embedded in the situational context of the cognition.

    This workshop aims to bring together linguists, philosophers, logicians, and cognitive and computer scientists to discuss the information-dependence of the semantic content of natural language. It covers all aspects of the interaction between situations, information, and semantic content - both theoretical and experimental.

    We invite submissions of extended abstracts for talks (for 30+10-minute presentations) or posters on any aspect of semantic information-dependence. Submission deadline: May 29, 2016

    For more information, see or email Kristina Liefke at SituatedContent2016 at

  • 9 September 2016, Second Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2016), Sofia, Bulgaria (deadline: 31 May 2016)

    CLIB covers a broad spectrum of areas related to natural language processing and computational linguistics, with a special focus on Bulgarian (including multilingual work).

    This year, our invited speaker will be Dr. Preslav Nakov from the Qatar Computing Research Institute. He will give a lecture on: Exposing Paid Opinion Manipulation Trolls in News Community Forums

    CLIB 2016 invites contributions on original research on NLP. There will be two categories of research papers: oral and poster presentations. Paper submission deadline: 31 May 2016.

    For more information, see or email clib2016 at

  • 20-21 October 2016, International Workshop 'The Bounds of Logic Reloaded', Moscow, Russia (deadline: 1 June 2016)

    The conference features talks by invited speakers Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen) and Stephen Read (St Andrews).

    It will also include submitted talks on the following topics: - the bounds of logic and the bounds of rationality
    - criteria of formality, logical hylomorphism, the invariance under isomorphism as a criterion of formality
    - psychologism and anti-psychologism
    - limits of classical logic, logical monism and logical pluralism, universal logic
    - logic as a theory of agency, ideal and non-ideal logical agents
    - logic as metaphysics, the connection between epistemic logic and epistemology
    - Wittgenstein and the limits of logic
    - logical form and linguistic form, the problem of ontological commitment

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Authors are asked to submit an abstract up to 1000 words. Submission deadline is 1 June 2016.

    For more information, see or contact Anastasiya Yastrebtseva ( ayastrebtseva at or Vitaliy Dolgorukov (v.dolgorukov at

  • 19-23 September 2016, 5th Conference on Logic and Applications 2016 (LAP 2016), Dubrovnik, Croatia (deadline: 1 June 2016)

    The conference brings together researchers from various fields of logic with applications in computer science. In addition to contributed lectures, student sessions will be organized.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2016

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  • 29 or 30 August 2016, The Third International Workshop on Defeasible and Ampliative Reasoning (DARe at ECAI 2016), The Hague, Netherlands (deadline: 12 June 2016)

    Classical reasoning is not flexible enough when directly applied to the formalization of certain nuances of human quotidian decision making. These involve different types of inference to reason with uncertainty, exceptions, similarity, vagueness, incomplete or contradictory information and many others.

    It turns out that everyday reasoning usually shows two salient intertwined aspects, the ampliative aspect (augmenting reasoning by allowing more conclusions) and the defeasible aspect (curtailing reasoning by disregarding or disallowing some conclusions). Several efforts have been put into the study and definition of formalisms within which these aspects could adequately be captured at different levels, but despite the progress that has been achieved, a large avenue remains open for exploration.

    DARe aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from core areas of artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, philosophy and related disciplines to discuss these kinds of problems and relevant results in a multi-disciplinary forum. The goal of the workshop is to present latest research developments, to discuss current directions in the field, and to collect first-hand feedback from the community.

    DARe welcomes contributions on all aspects of defeasible and ampliative reasoning. We invite submissions of papers presenting original research results or position statements. The selection of accepted contributions will be based on relevance, significance and the work's potential to foster discussions and cross-pollination. Therefore submissions of ongoing work are also strongly encouraged. Submission deadline: 12 June 2016.

    For more information, see or send enquiries to at

  • 2-3 September 2016, 17th International Workshop on Logic & Computational Complexity (LCC 2016), Marseille, France (deadline: 17 June 2016)

    LCC meetings are aimed at the foundational interconnections between logic and computational complexity, as present, for example, in: implicit computational complexity (descriptive and type-theoretic methods); deductive formalisms as they relate to complexity (e.g. ramification, weak comprehension, bounded arithmetic, linear logic and resource logics); complexity aspects of finite model theory and databases; complexity-mindful program derivation and verification; computational complexity at higher type; and proof complexity.

    The programme will consist of invited lectures as well as contributed talks selected by the Programme Committee. Invited speakers: Anupam Das (Lyon), Hugo Férée (Darmstadt), Yevgeny Kazakov (Ulm) and Emanuel Kieronski (Wroclaw).

    We welcome submissions of abstracts based on work submitted or published elsewhere, provided that all pertinent information is disclosed at submission time. There will be no formal reviewing as is usually understood in peer-reviewed conferences with published proceedings. The Programme Committee will check relevance and may provide additional feedback. Submission deadline: June 17th, 2016

    For more information, see

  • 20-21 August 2016, 5th International Workshop on Computational Creativity, Concept Invention and General Intelligence (C3GI 2016), Bolen-Bolzano, Italy (deadline: 19 June 2016)

    The targeted audience for this ESSLLI-2016 workshop are researchers associated with fields working in the development of computational models for creativity, concept formation, concept discovery, idea generation, and their overall relation to general intelligence, as well as researchers coming from application areas, like computer-aided innovation (CAI). Also, in 2016 especially researchers working on logical methods related to creativity, concept formation, and conceptual change are invited to submit original research contributions or opinion papers to the workshop.

    We invite papers that make a scientific contribution to the fields of computational creativity, idea generation and/or artificial general intelligence. Paper submission deadline: UTC 23:59, June 19, 2016

    For more information, see

  • 17-19 October 2016, 23rd International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2016), Kungens Lyngby, Denmark (deadline: 20 June 2016)

    TIME 2016 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 23rd edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond.

    Submissions of high-quality papers describing research results are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Databases and (3) Logic and Verification. Full papers due: June 20th, 2016.

    For more information, see or email the organizers at time2016 at

  • 16-17 July 2016, 11th International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy 2016), New York City, U.S.A. (deadline: 20 June 2016)

    AI research continues to face huge challenges in developping truly intelligent systems. Recent developments in neural-symbolic integration bring an opportunity to integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these challenges. The workshops in the NeSy series are intended to create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic integration.

    Keynote speakers are Leon Bottou (Facebook AI Research, U.S.A.) and Gary Marcus (New York University & Geometric Intelligence Inc., U.S.A.). NeSy'16 is part of HLAI 2016, the Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence 2016.

    Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere. Deadline for paper submission: May 25, 2016. Additionally, for the first time presentations based on extended abstracts will be considered. These shall allow to report on latest results which had not been available at the time of paper submission, and have a deadline for submission of June 20, 2016.

    For more information, see or contact TarekRichard.Besold at

  • 12-15 September 2016, Trends in Logic XVI: Consistency, Contradiction Paraconsistency and Reasoning - 40 years of CLE, Campinas, Brasil (deadline: 30 June 2016)

    The conference is centered around the areas of logic, epistemology, philosophy and history of science, while bringing together scholars in the fields of philosophy, logic, mathematics, and computer science and other disciplines who have contributed significantly to what Studia Logica is today and to what CLE has achieved in its four decades of existence. It intends to celebrate CLE's strong influence in Brazil and Latin America and the tradition of investigating formal methods inspired in, and devoted to, philosophical views, as well as philosophical problems approached by means of formal methods.

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 30 June 2016.

    For more information, see

  • 23-24 September 2016, Truth: Deflationism & Beyond, Alghero, Italy (deadline: 3 July 2016)

    The last thirty years have witnessed a veritable explosion of the philosophical debate on truth. The touchpaper which lit the fuse for this was undoubtedly the Deflationist Renaissance (half a century after the seminal work of Ramsey) that took place starting from the Seventies. By arguing on the merits and shortcomings of deflationism, philosophers have come to broaden and deepen the discussion on truth even beyond the boundaries of deflationism itself.

    The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers working on truth, both advocates and critics of deflationary conceptions, in order to take stock of deflationism about truth and of its implications in fields such as metaphysics, logics, epistemology, meta-ethics.

    We invite submissions of abstracts aiming at evaluating in some respect deflationary conceptions of truth. 7 slots are open for submitted papers. Submissions must be received by July 3rd, 2016.

    For more information, see or contact Marco Marongiu at mmarongiu at

  • (New) 12-14 December 2016, 5th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing (TPNC 2016), Sendai, Japan (deadline: 26 July 2016)

    TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information processing in nature. TPNC 2016 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology. The conference aims at attracting contributions to nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing nature by means of computation, nature-inspired materials, and information processing in nature.

    Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Paper submission deadkube: July 26, 2016 (23:59h, CET).

    For more information, see or contact florentinalilica.voicu at

  • 1-2 December 2016, Argument Strength, Bochum, Germany (deadline: 1 August 2016)

    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.

    Abstract submission: Authors are invited to submit an abstract (500-1000 words) related to the above or any other questions on the topic of argument strength to argumentstrength2016 at by August 1, 2016.

    For more information, see

  • (New) 21-28 August 2017, The Ninth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9), Munich, Germany (deadline: 8 January 2017)

    The European Society for Analytic Philosophy organizes a major congress every three years. The next congress (ECAP 9) will take place at LMU Munich, Germany, from 21-28 August 2017. The goal of this congress is to bring together analytic philosophers from Europe and all over the world to discuss their work and to exchange ideas. There will also be four plenary speakers and ten panel speakers as well as several invited symposia representing the diverse field of analytic philosophy.

    A call for contributed papers and symposia proposals will be announced in July 2016. The submission deadline will be 8 January 2017.

    For more information, see

Upcoming Conferences

Please note: conferences with an open Call for Papers will be listed under 'Calls for Papers', not under 'Upcoming Conferences', until the Call for Papers closes.

  • 9 or 10 May 2016, Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS'16), Singapore

    There is a growing interdisciplinary community of researchers and research groups working on logical aspects of MAS from the perspectives of logic, artificial intelligence, computer science, game theory, and related disciplines. The LAMAS workshop serves the community as a constructive platform for presentation and exchange of ideas.

    The workshop is intended to cover, but it is not limited to, the following subjects:
    - Logical systems for specification, analysis, and reasoning about MAS
    - Modeling MAS with logic-based models
    - Logic in game theory
    - Logic in social choice theory
    - Deductive systems and decision procedures for logics for MAS
    - Development, complexity analysis, and implementation of algorithmic methods for formal verification of MAS
    - Logic-based tools for MAS
    - Applications of logics in MAS

    For more information, see or contact the workshop organizers at n.bulling at and d.grossi at

  • 9-13 May 2016, 21st Conference on Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics, Szklarska Poreba, Poland

    We are pleased to announce that the 21st Conference on Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics will be held in Szklarska Poreba from May 9 to May 13, 2016. Traditionally, the organizers of the conference are Chair of Logic, University of Wroclaw, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Opole University and Institute of Mathematics, University of Silesia at Katowice. The meeting takes place in Szklarska Poreba, in the lovely Sudety Mountains on the Polish-Czech border. The event is being held under the patronage of the Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science.

    The invited speakers of the upcoming meeting are: Henrich Wansing, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Jan Wolenski, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów .

    The detailed information regarding conference registration, submission of abstracts, and accommodation will be available in the forthcoming announcements and on the conference's website at www dot klmn dot uni dot wroc dot pl slash conference dot html. For more information, please contact marcisel at uni dot wroc dot pl.

  • 9-11 May 2016, PhDs in Logic VIII, Darmstadt, Germany

    PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This conference has an interdisciplinary character, welcoming contributions to various topics in Mathematical Logic, Philosophical Logic, and Logic in Computer Science; its aim is to bring together graduate students and researchers as well as to foster contact between graduate students.

    The program will involve five tutorials by established researchers in different fields as well as short presentations by PhD students on their research.

    Registration is open until April 30 2016. For more information, see

  • 9-13 May 2016, 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016), Singapore

    AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 by merging three highly respected meetings: the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS); the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL); and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA). The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally respected archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.

    For more information, see

  • 11-13 May 2016, The Art of Voice Synthesis

    Location: University of Amsterdam, Orgelpark and STEIM, Amsterdam

    Synthetic speech is part of modern everyday life. Artificial voices do not only occur in multifaceted technological uses, but they also feed back into researching the natural human voice. Moreover, artists, musicians and composers find a source of inspiration in the artificial sound of such voices. Our conference inquires both the richness of the human voice and the limits and surplus of its theoretical modelling and mechanical and digital imitation. We are specifically interested in modelling and synthesizing so-called "extended vocal techniques" - all sounds the human voice can produce, exceeding conventional singing and speaking. The conference will cover the history of the artificial voice, extended vocal techniques, aspects of theoretical modelling and technical realization, and the role of the artificial voice in contemporary music. Academics, scientists and artists will come together to exchange ideas and insights in three days of presentations, meetings, workshops and a concert. With a group of international experts we will place the artificial voice in a broad perspective of historical, technical, socio-cultural, artistic and musical investigation.

    For more information, see

  • 17 May 2016, Celebratory workshop on the occasion of Jouko Vaananen's retirement, Bungehuis room 0.04, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT, Amsterdam

    In December 2015 Jouko Väänänen formally retired from the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). Despite the fact that Jouko will maintain his ties to the ILLC, we nevertheless take the opportunity to organise a small workshop in Jouko's honour.

    For more information, see

  • (New) 19-20 May 2016, International Workshop "Language and metalanguage, logic and meta-logic. Revisiting Tarski's hierarchy", Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

    The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in logic, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language and philosophy of mathematics to investigate the problem of the separation between object-language and metalanguage.

    Ever since the work of Alfred Tarski we have known that trivializing paradoxes arise when one designs a precise language that is able to express at the same time the object theory and the metatheory of a certain domain. As a solution, Tarski suggested a strict hierarchy of languages in which every language can only talk about the language immediately below it in the hierarchy. Although this works as a technical solution, it is rather artificial and remote from our intuitions about natural language.

    Since Tarski's results, logic, philosophy of language and mathematics have changed quite a bit. Nowadays we have a multitude of non-classical logical systems that can prevent the paradoxes from popping up or from destroying all meaning. There are well-established mathematical tools to carefully deal with the possibility of reasoning about the metatheory of a foundational theory ('forcing' in set theory, category theory, consistency strength). Ways of dealing sensibly with non-stratified full comprehension in mathematics have been proposed. Sophisticated grounding and revision techniques for self-referential truth have been developed. Formal tools have been devised to better understand natural language. People are trying to emancipate themselves from the norm that urges us to use a classical metatheory. Given all these new developments, we think now is a good time to reopen the philosophical debate on the distinction between object-language and metalanguage.

    For more information, see

  • 20 May 2016, Workshop 'Informal Aspects of Uncertainty Evaluation', Cambridge, England

    Philosophers of science have studied scientific uncertainty from the viewpoint of formal probabilistic frameworks, such as classical probability theory and Bayesianism. It is not always clear how to apply such formal tools to cases of uncertainty evaluation encountered in scientific practice. This one-day workshop will be dedicated to a critical examination of informal practices of uncertainty evaluation in metrology, climate science, particle physics and computer science, with the aim of clarifying whether and why certain kinds of uncertainty resist formalization. This workshop will also serve as the concluding event of the Economies of Uncertainty project, funded by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme.

    Speakers will be: Fabien Grégis (Paris 7), Phil Maguire (NUI Maynooth), Luca Mari (LIUC Italy), Wendy Parker (Durham), Lenny Smith (LSE and Oxford), Kent Staley (Saint Louis) and Eran Tal (Cambridge).

    For additional details on this event, please visit the workshop website: Attendance is free to all members of the academic community and no registration is required. However, if you plan to attend please email the organizer, Dr. Eran Tal (et382 at by Friday, May 13th 2016 so as to allow for a sufficient supply of food.

  • 22-27 May 2016, 6th Summer School on Formal Techniques (SSFT16), Atherton CA, U.S.A.

    Techniques based on formal logic, such as model checking, satisfiability, static analysis, and automated theorem proving, are finding a broad range of applications in modeling, analysis, verification, and synthesis. This school, the sixth in the series, will focus on the principles and practice of formal techniques, with a strong emphasis on the hands-on use and development of this technology. It primarily targets graduate students and young researchers who are interested in studying and using formal techniques in their research. A prior background in formal methods is helpful but not required. Participants at the school will have a seriously fun time experimenting with the tools and techniques presented in the lectures during laboratory sessions.

    The main lectures in the summer school will be preceded by a background course on logic taught by Natarajan Shankar (SRI)and Stephane Graham-Lengrand (Ecole Polytechnique) on "Speaking Logic".

    Applicants are urged to submit their applications before April 30, 2016, since there are only a limited number of spaces available. Non-US applicants requiring US visas are requested to apply early. For more information, see

  • 22 May 2016, Foundational Impact of Recursion Theory: A conference , Storrs CT, U.S.A.

    In honor of Steve Simpson's 70th birthday, a one-day conference will be held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs on May 22, 2016, the day before the Association of Symbolic Logic meeting at the same location. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working in all aspects and foundational applications of recursion theory.

    There is no registration fee, but we ask participants to register online by May 1, 2016. There will be a conference dinner following the conference; the cost will be announced.

    Complete information is available on the conference webpage, or from any of the organizers: Jeff Hirst (hirstjl at, Alberto Marcone (alberto.marcone at, and Carl Mummert (mummertc at

  • 30 May - 2 June 2016, Summer School on Blockchain Technologies: From Cryptographic E-cash to Modern Cryptocurrencies, Corfu, Greece

    The rise of Bitcoin and other so-called "cryptocurrencies" has renewed interest in electronic payment systems and raised many research questions, which range from understanding, formalizing, and analyzing the protocols that support the underlying blockchain technology to designing new cryptocurrencies with better security guarantees. There have been a number of relevant papers that have appeared in recent cryptography and security conferences, but the space of research problems is enormous and -- especially with the introduction of more robust blockchain platforms like Ethereum -- is still growing.

    This summer school aims to bring together the communities working on cryptocurrencies, cryptographic electronic cash, and distributed consensus. The target audience is anyone (students, researchers, developers, professionals) with an interest in cryptography/security. It is helpful for participants to have a basic knowledge of cryptography but we will make sure to provide an overview of all the necessary cryptographic building blocks; similarly, we expect that the school will be able to educate and motivate even those participants who already work within these research areas.

    For more information, see

  • 2 June 2016, Information meeting: European consortium grants

    Date and time: Thursday 2 June 2016, 15:00-17:00
    Location: OMHP Room C3.23C, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam

    The Grant Team organises an information meeting on European consortium grants, ie. funding schemes for projects to be carried out by international consortia. Confirmed speakers are Wim Hupperetz, Julia Noordegraaf and Ronald Pfau; they will speak about (inter alia) the Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks, the Horizon2020 funding scheme (in particular Societal Challenge 6: 'Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies') and best practices regarding networking in 'Europe' and forming fruitful international connections. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday 2 June at 15.00-17.00, Oudemanhuispoort room C3.23. All are welcome; please send an e-mail to subsidie-fgw at if you are planning to attend.

    For more information, see

  • (New) 3-4 June 2016, Workshop on Proofs, Justifications and Certificates, Toulouse, France

    The workshop aims to bring together researchers working in (1) Provability Logic, (2) Realizability, (3) Proof certificates and (4) Justification Logic. The aim is to foster collaboration and share ideas between the four fields, and all presentations will be accessible to researchers and students working in any of them.

    There will be one session devoted to each field, each with two invited speakers. In order to generate a constructive exchange, aside from one hour of speaking time, each presentation will include an additional half hour devoted to questions and discussion.

    The workshop is open to all and no registration is needed. For more information, see the workshop webpage at or direct inquiries to David Fernández Duque at david.fernandez at

  • 6–10 June 2016, 13th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2016), Glasgow, Scotland

    QPL is a workshop that 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 to the study of physical behaviour in general.

    For more information see

  • 8-9 June 2016, 9th Interaction and Concurrency Experience (ICE 2016), Heraklion, Greece

    Interaction and Concurrency Experiences (ICEs) is a series of international scientific meetings oriented to theoretical computer science researchers with special interest in models, verification, tools, and programming primitives for complex interactions.

    The general scope of the venue includes theoretical and applied aspects of interactions and the synchronization mechanisms used among components of concurrent/distributed systems, related to several areas of computer science in the broad spectrum ranging from formal specification and analysis to studies inspired by emerging computational models.

    For more information, see

  • 9-10 June 2016, 16th Annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics and Physics Graduate Conference (LMP 2016), London, Ontario, Canada

    The LMP Graduate Student Conference is a graduate student conference in philosophy at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. LMP will bring together philosophers of logic, mathematics, and physics for two days of presentations and discussions with some of the leaders in these fields. James Ladyman (University of Bristol) will be giving the keynote address.

    For more information, see Please send questions to the LMP Conference Committee at uwolmp at

  • 9-13 June 2016, 11th International Computer Science Symposium in Russia (CSR 2016), St. Petersburg, Russia

    CSR is an annual conference that intends to reflect the broad scope of international cooperation in computer science.

    Distinguished opening lecture: Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST, Austria) Invited Speakers include Christos H. Papadimitriou (Berkeley, USA), Orna Kupferman (Hebrew University, Israel), Virginia Vassilevska Williams (Stanford, USA) and Vladimir Kolmogorov (IST, Austria).

    Further information and contacts:
    Email: csr2016info at

  • (New) 10-11 June 2016, Intuitionism, Computation and Proof: Selected themes from the research of G. Kreisel, Paris, France

    This workshop will critically explore Georg Kreisel's seminal contributions to logic and the philosophy of mathematics, by bringing together a number of experts to discuss developments initiated or significantly advanced by Kreisel's work in different areas. The discussion will revolve around three main topics: the "unwinding program" in proof theory, new insights about intuitionism and finitism in the foundations of mathematics, and Church's thesis and informal rigor in computability and philosophy of mathematics.

    For more information, see the conference webpage at To enquire about the workshop, please contact the organizers at marianna.antonutti at and mattia.petrolo at

  • 12-17 June 2016, 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2016), San Diego, U.S.A.

    The conference covers a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language, to understanding computational and other linguistic properties of language, and to enhancing human-human communication through services such as speech recognition, automatic translation, information retrieval, text summarization, and information extraction

    For more information see

  • 15-17 June 2016, 22nd International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems (AUTOMATA 2016), Zuerich, Switzerland

    The aim of the AUTOMATA series is:
    - To establish and maintain a permanent, international, multidisciplinary forum for the collaboration of researchers in the field of Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS)
    - To provide a platform for presenting and discussing new ideas and results.
    - To support the development of theory and applications of CA and DCS (e.g. parallel computing, physics, biology, social sciences, and others) as long as fundamental aspects and their relations are concerned.
    - To identify and study within an inter- and multidisciplinary context, the important fundamental aspects, concepts, notions and problems concerning CA and DCS.

    For more information, see

  • 15-17 June 2016, Thirteenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2016), Faro, Portugal

    The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data. The classical approach in these areas is to consider algorithms as operating on finite strings of symbols from a finite alphabet. Most mathematical models in physics and engineering, however, are based on the real number concept. Thus, a computability theory and a complexity theory over the real numbers and over more general continuous data structures is needed.

    Despite remarkable progress in recent years many important fundamental problems have not yet been studied, and presumably numerous unexpected and surprising results are waiting to be detected. Scientists working in the area of computation on real-valued data come from different fields, such as theoretical computer science, domain theory, logic, constructive mathematics, computer arithmetic, numerical mathematics and all branches of analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for people from such diverse areas to meet, present work in progress and exchange ideas and knowledge.

    For more information, see

  • 17 June 2016, Workshop on Plural Foundations: Plural Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, Leeds, England

    The Plural Foundations conference will showcase and explore the uses of logics of plural quantification in the philosophical foundations of mathematics.

    Speakers: Neil Barton (Kurt Gödel Research Center) Francesca Boccuni (San Raffaele, Milan) Berta Grimau (Glasgow) and Øystein Linnebo (Oslo).

    For more information and registration, see Note that there are a limited number of places available at this workshop. Please direct any further enquiries to Simon Hewitt at s.hewitt at

  • 17 June 2016, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2016, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Date and time: Friday 17 June 2016, 16:00-17:30

    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.

    All are welcome, including MoL students.

    Note that this is different date than was communicated before, i.e., the 24th of June. That date clashed with other events. We therefore decided to move the ILLC colloquium to the 17th of June.

    For more information, see

  • 19-24 June 2016, 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2016), New York, U.S.A.

    ICML is the leading international machine learning conference and is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS). The conference will consist of one day of tutorials, followed by three days of main conference sessions, followed by two days of workshops.

    For more information, see

  • 21-23 June 2016, Tutorial "Definability and Complexity of Counting Logics"

    Speaker: Anuj Dawar (Cambridge)
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Anuj Dawar, who is visiting from Cambridge, will give a three-part tutorial on 'Definability and Complexity of Counting Logics'.

    Part 1 (21 June 13:00-15:00) covers first-order logic with counting, fixed-point logic with counting, relations to complexity, and definability of constraint satisfaction problems.
    Literature: Albert Atserias, Andrei A. Bulatov, Anuj Dawar: Affine systems of equations and counting infinitary logic. Theor. Comput. Sci. 410(18): 1666-1683 (2009)

    Part 2 (22 June 13:00-15:00) covers combinatorial optimization problems and their linear programming relaxations and issues of symmetry and definability.
    Literature: Matthew Anderson, Anuj Dawar, Bjarki Holm, Solving Linear Programs without Breaking Abstractions, J. ACM 62(6): 48 (2015)

    Part 3 (23 June 11:00-14:00) covers the relationship between definability and circuit complexity for first-order logic, fixed-point logic and counting logics.
    Literature: Matthew Anderson, Anuj Dawar: On Symmetric Circuits and Fixed-Point Logics. STACS 2014: 41-52

    For more information, please contact bloewe at
  • 22-26 June 2016, 1st International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2016), Porto, Portugal

    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, proof theory and new emerging models of computation such as quantum computing and homotopy type theory. The name of the new conference comes from an unpublished but important book by Gerard Huet that strongly influenced many researchers in the area.

    For more information, see and or email fscd2016 at

  • 22-24 June 2016, 21st International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB 2016), Manchester, UK

    Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researchers, industrials and potential users interested in various applications of Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field.

    For more information see

  • 24 June 2016, ABC Brain Day & Night 2016, De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    On June 24th 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

  • 25 June 2016, Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming (HaPoP 2016), Paris, France

    One major challenge throughout the history of programming is the development of an interface between humans, software and hardware. It has been the task of the so-called operating system to: maintain a file system; regulate access to resources; synchronize operations; etc. Today, Operating Systems are usually equipped with Graphical User interfaces (GUI) designed to give the 'user' a 'friendly' experience thus hiding – and sometimes even rendering inaccessible – much of the underlying structure and features of the computing machinery. The aim of the current symposium is to offer an opportunity for historical and philosophical reflection on operating systems and the programs they coordinate.

    Our approach is interdisciplinarity and openness towards different fields relevant to HaPoC. We were and are strongly convinced that such trans- and interdisciplinarity is necessary if one wants to reflect on a discipline such as computer science with its multidimensional nature. The current symposium will be organized in a similar manner and invites researchers coming from a diversity of backgrounds, including historians, philosophers, logicians and computer scientists who want to engage with topics relevant to the history and philosophy of programming and more specifically that of operating systems.

    For more information, see

  • 27 June - 1 July 2016, Computability in Europe 2016 (CiE 2016), Paris, France

    CiE 2016 is the twelfth 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.

    CiE 2016's Motto is: "Pursuit of the Universal". The year 2016 brings the eightieth anniversary of the publication of Alan Turing's seminal paper featuring the Universal Turing Machine. Just as the semantics of the machine gave rise to Incomputability, and pointed to future directions in proof theory, AI, generalised computability, the underlying role of typed information and natural language, and the computability and definability underpinning bioinformatics: so our conference subtitle honours Turing's role in anticipating the quest for universal computational frameworks across a wide spectrum of scientific and humanist disciplines.

    For more information, see

  • 27 June - 1 July 2016, Third IAOA Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology (ISAO 2016), Bolzano, Italy

    World-class experts in different disciplines (Ontology Engineering, Conceptual Modeling, Knowledge Representation, Logic and Philosophy) will meet for a week with students, researchers and practitioners and present courses in complementary aspects of Applied Ontology. The summer school will be a full immersion experience in ontology, where lecturers engage in open discussions with each other as well as interact with the participants.

    The school will take place in Bozen-Bolzano, the beautiful capital city of South Tyrol, Italy, and is open to students, researchers and practitioners. The event will have a limited number of participants to ensure the quality of the interactions and the immersion experience.

    For more information, see or contact ISAO2016 at

  • 27 June 2016, Opening Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences

    Date and time: Monday 27 June 2016, 15:00-18:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231, 1012 EZ Amsterdam

    The Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences will be officially opened on Monday 27 June, 15.00h-18.00h, at the place where G. Vossius held his inaugural lecture in 1632.

    Speakers include Dymph van den Boom, Frank van Vree, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Haun Saussy, Joep Leerssen, Julia Kursell, Jeroen van Dongen and Rens Bod. The afternoon will be concluded with the presentation of the new journal "History of Humanities". All those interested are cordially invited to attend the opening. Full program follows soon.

    Since places are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis, please register as early as possible (no later than 15 May).

    For more information, see

  • (New) 28-29 June 2016, Workshop "Reasoning in Conceptual Spaces"

    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Funded by the Volkswagen foundation and hosted by the ILLC, talks (but not the closed group work-sessions) are open to interested researchers. Please e-mail frank.zenker at before 20 June if you'd like to attend any of the talks.

    For more information and a programme, see

  • 28-30 June 2016, Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees (LATD 2016), Phalaborwa, South Africa

    Mathematical Fuzzy Logic is a subdiscipline of Mathematical Logic which studies the notion of comparative truth. The assumption that 'truth comes in degrees' has proved to be very useful in many theoretical and applied areas of Mathematics, Computer Science and Philosophy. This 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.

    The featured topics for this meeting are the following: algebraic semantics and abstract algebraic logic, applications and foundational issues, first, higher-order and modal formalisms, geometric and game theoretic aspects, and proof theory and computational complexity. The invited speakers include: L. Cabrer, M. Gehrke, H. Hosni, P. Jipsen, and N. Preining.

    For more information, see

  • 30 June - 2 July 2016, AAL 2016: Australasian Association for Logic, Melbourne, Australia

    The Australasian Association for Logic will hold its 2016 conference in Melbourne from June 30 to July 2. The keynote speaker is Dr. Sara L. Uckelman of Durham University. The conference venue is La Trobe City Campus, located in the middle of Melbourne's CBD. All are welcome to attend the conference, although there is a registration fee.

    For more information and a programme, see or contact the conference organizers at aalmelb2016 at

  • (New) 1 July 2016, 2nd International Workshop on Automated Reasoning in Quantified Non-Classical Logics (ARQNL 2016), Coimbra, Portugal

    Non-classical logics -- such as modal logics, conditional logics, intuitionistic logic, description logics, temporal logics, linear logic, dynamic logic, fuzzy logic, paraconsistent logic, relevance logic -- have many applications in AI, Computer Science, Philosophy, Linguistics and Mathematics. Hence, the automation of proof search in these logics is a crucial task. The ARQNL workshop aims at fostering the development of proof calculi, automated theorem proving systems and model finders for all sorts of quantified non-classical logics.

    The workshop will provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss recent developments in this area. The contributions may range from theory to system descriptions and implementations. Contributions may also outline relevant applications and describe example problems and benchmarks. We welcome contributions from computer scientists, linguists, philosophers, and mathematicians.

    For more information, see

  • (New) 1 July 2016, Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici)

    Location: NWO Java building, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, 2593 CE, The Hague

    NWO organises information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO coordinators and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a question and answer session. The meetings are in English. The next information meeting will be held on 1 July.

    For more information, see

  • 5-19 July 2016, EpiCenter Spring Course in Epistemic Game Theory, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

    The EpiCenter, our 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 studies how people reason in game theoretic situations before they eventually make a choice.

    The registration deadline is May 31, 2016. For more information, see

  • 8-16 July 2016, North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI 2016), New Brunswick, New Jersey

    The North American Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) is a summer school that meets approximately every other summer. It is geared towards gradaute students and advanced undergraduate students in fields such as Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy. Instructors are senior researchers who have helped to found and advance the research in these fields, as well as junior researchers helping to expand upon previous work and shape new directions of these fields. One of the strongest aspects of NASSLLI is an excitement about interdisciplinary research that brings people across these fields together.

    NASSLLI 2016 will consist of a series of courses and workshops, among which are five featured courses taught by Johan van Benthem, Maria Bittner, Reinhard Muskens, Uli Sattler, and Brian Skyrms. In addition, there will be intensive training on a small set of foundational topics the weekend prior to the start of courses.

    Early bird registration deadline: April 15th, 2016. For more information, see

  • 8-10 July 2016, 9th annual workshop on Decisions, Games and Logic (DGL 2016), Michigan, U.S.A.

    The DGL workshop series started in 2007 and aims to bring together graduate students, post-docs and senior researchers from economics, logic, and philosophy working on formal approaches to rational individual and group decision making. This is the first DGL to be held in North America.

    For more information, see

  • 9-10 July 2016, 4th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR2016), New York NY, U.S.A.

    Strategic reasoning is a key topic in the multi-agent systems research area. The literature in this field is extensive and includes a variety of logics used for reasoning about the strategic abilities of the agents in the system. Results stemming from this research have been used in a wide range of applications, including robotic teams endowed with adaptive strategies, and automatic players capable of beating expert human adversaries. A common feature in all these domains is the requirement for sound theoretical foundations and tools accounting for the strategies that agents may adopt in the presence of adversaries.

    The SR international workshop series aims to bring together researchers working on different aspects of strategic reasoning in computer science, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. SR 2016 is to be held as Satellite Workshop of LICS 2016

    For more information, see or>.

  • 9 July 2016, Second Workshop on Bridging the gap between human and automated reasoning, New York NY, U.S.A.

    Human reasoning or the psychology of deduction is well researched in cognitive psychology and in cognitive science. Automated deduction, on the other hand, is mainly focusing on the automated proof search in logical calculi. Recently a coupling of the areas of cognitive science and automated reasoning is addressed in several approaches. For example there is increasing interest in modeling human rea- soning within automated reasoning systems including modeling with answer set programming, deontic logic or abductive logic programming. There are also various approaches within AI research.

    This workshop is intended to get an overview of existing approaches and make a step towards a cooperation between computational logic and cognitive science. The workshop will be held in conjunction with IJCAI-16 and is supported by IFIP TC12.

    For more information, see

  • 10 July 2016, Fourth Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS'16), New York City, U.S.A.

    Formal tools coming from logic and category theory are important in both natural language semantics and in computational semantics. Moreover, work on these tools borrows heavily from all areas of theoretical computer science. In the other direction, applications having to do with natural language has inspired developments on the formal side. The workshop invites papers on both topics.

    NLCS'16 is affiliated with Logic in Computer Science 2016.

    For more information, see

  • 11-13 July 2016, Seventh International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2016)

    The workshop series, Computational Models of Narrative (CMN) is dedicated to advancing the computationally grounded scientific study of narrative. Narrative provides a model for organizing and communicating experience, knowledge, and culture. This interdisciplinary workshop aims to provide an appropriate venue for papers addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative.

    The workshop will have a special focus on how the computational modeling, analysis, or generation of narrative has affected approaches in the humanities for studying and generating narrative in or across textual, aural, or visual media.

    CMN 2016 is a satellite workshop symposium of The Digital Humanities 2016 (DH 2016)

    For more information, see

  • 11-15 July 2016, NASSLLI workshop on Statistical and Logical Models of Meaning (SaLMoM), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

    Mathematical models of natural language semantics oscillate between the two opposing approaches of word-based statistical and sentence-based compositional. Word-based models rely on the ideas of Harris and Firth that words occurring in similar contexts have similar meanings. Compositional models, in the sense of Montague 1970, systematically associate the steps of a syntactic derivation with semantic operations acting on the interpretations of the constituents. This workshop is an attempt to bring together active researchers of these seemingly separate approaches to address problems of both theoretical and practical nature.

    One major goal is to introduce the statistical researchers to the advanced type-logical techniques that have been developed to handle challenging grammatical phenomena; the second one is to help the researchers of the logical field to enhance their systems with vector representations. The overall goal is to help both groups collaborate to develop systems where both word vectors and complex grammatical structures can be reasoned about in a compositional and computationally tractable way.

    For more information, see

  • 12-17 July 2016, Set Theoretic Pluralism Symposium (STP-2016), Aberdeen, Scotland

    The Set Theoretic Pluralism (STP) network will be running its first symposium in July 2016. We would like to invite researchers from all relevant disciplines to attend the symposium, including set theory, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and epistemology.

    The STP network draws together experts in mathematics and philosophy to grapple with the increasingly popular idea that mathematical reality may be best understood as fractured and indeterminate. The speakers at the first STP symposium will be Joan Bagaria (ICREA, Barcelona), Joel David Hamkins (CUNY), Juliette Kennedy (Helskinki), Öystein Linnebo (Oslo), Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki), Robbie William (Leeds), Crispin Wright (NYU/Stirling), Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia), Jonas Reitz (CUNY), Toby Meadows (Aberdeen), John Baldwin (University of Illinois, Chicago), Fenner Tanswell (University of St Andrews), and Colin Rittberg (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

    Participation is free, but registration is required. Details are available on the symposium website at

  • 16-18 July 2016, 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Semdial 2016 / JerSem), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

    JerSem will be the 20th 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 2016 the workshop will be hosted by the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science, at its downtown New Brunswick Campus, approximately one hour from New York City. The workshop is timed to immediately follow IJCAI 2016 in New York City, and will be collocated at Rutgers with NASSLLI, the North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information.

    The workshop will feature a special session on Questions Under Discussion, focusing on the role of discourse purposes in utterance interpretation and dialogue structure, and their reflection in utterance form.

    For more information, see

  • 18-22 July 2016, Summer School on Computational Social Choice, Palacio Miramar, San Sebastian

    This summer school will provide an in-depth introduction to computational social choice, covering the topic from the perspectives of economics, mathematics, and computer science. Tutorials will be delivered by Katarína Cechlárová (Košice), Edith Elkind (Oxford), Umberto Grandi (Toulouse), Nicolas Maudet (Paris), Reshef Meir (Technion), Friedrich Pukelsheim (Augsburg), and William S. Zwicker (Union College). In addition, participants will have the opportunity to present their own work in a poster session.

    The summer school is organised by COST Action IC1205 on Computational Social Choice ( The application deadline is Tuesday, 5 April 2016. The registration fee is EUR 60, which thanks to the generous support of the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation will be waived upon request. Participants need to finance accommodation and travel themselves, but there is the possibility to apply for a scholarship that will cover most of these expenses.

    For more information, see or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at

  • 18-23 July 2016, Summer School in Tame Geometry, Konstanz, Germany

    The summer school offers an introduction to three levels of tame geometry: real algebraic geometry, o-minimality, and tame expansions of o-minimal structures. Specific topics will be covered throughout such as polynomial optimization, definable groups, and the Pila-Wilkie theorem with Diophantine applications. Tutotials and survey lectures will be given by renowned experts, whereas problem and poster sessions will be held to foster interaction between students and speakers.

    Funding is available for students and early postdocs.

    For more information, see or contact tame-geometry at

  • 18-29 July 2016, 1st Irvine Conference on Descriptive Inner Model Theory and HOD Mice, Irvine CA, U.S.A.

    This workshop is a sequel to a series of conferences and workshops on descriptive inner model theory. The main purpose of the workshop is to disseminate and communicate results and recent development in descriptive inner model theory and related subjects. The workshop consists of single talks by experts in the field on their recent work as well as lectures aimed at advanced graduate students interested in inner model theory and related fields.

    Following past workshops, the first week of the workshop meets M--F; each day consists of 4 lectures (each is 75 minutes long), 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Between the lectures, we will leave plenty of time for discussions, lunch, and informal seminars. The second week will be more informal; as in the past, the topics and speakers for the second week will be decided during the first week of the meeting.

    For more information, see

  • 24-30 July 2016, Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic and Computation, Goettingen, Germany

    The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen organizes a "Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic and Computation". This summer school offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to experience compelling lectures on Logic and Computation.

    Encouraged by previous years of success, in particular the edition 2015 which is been a great success, we offer students from all over the world the possibility to sign up this 1-week (3 ECTS) Summer School course covering topics such as: From Hilbert to Gentzen and beyond, Proof mining, lambda-calculus, and Computational contents of proofs.

    Application deadline for financial support: April 30, 2016. For more information, see

  • 24-30 July 2016, Third Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, Munich

    Target group: excellent female students who want to specialize in mathematical philosophy

    Since women are significantly underrepresented in philosophy generally and in formal philosophy in particular, this summer school is aimed at encouraging women to engage with mathematical methods and apply them to philosophical problems.

    This year the focus of the summer school will be to provide an infrastructure for developing expertise in formal approaches used in (1) philosophy of physics, (2) philosophy of biology and social science, and (3) epistemic logic and philosophy of cognition. The summer school will offer the opportunity for study in an informal setting, lively debate, and for the development of a network with students and professors interested in the application of formal methods in philosophy of science. Finally, being located at the MCMP, the summer school will also provide a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for meeting like-minded philosophers.

    The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016. For more information, see

  • 25-29 July 2016, Mathematical Foundations of Informatics Conference, Chisinau, Moldova

    The 2016 edition of the annual Mathematical Foundations of Informatics Conference is aimed at bringing together the researchers from East and West Europe, as well as researchers worldwide, and add synergy to their endeavors to lay down the mathematical foundations for computer science, also known as Informatics. Round tables are planned to ensure an open debate on the state of the art and new directions of research and cooperation, as well as on the action items required for the renaissance of research on this domain in East Europe.

    For more information, see

  • 25-30 July 2016, 18th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS 2016), Catania, Italy

    Since 1999, the annual European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS) has provided a forum for knowledge exchange between various research groups in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, with the aim of benefiting mainly graduate students and researchers at both beginner and advanced level.

    The 18th European Agent Systems Summer School will be held at the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, from the 25th to 30th of July 2016. As was the case with its highly successful earlier editions, EASSS-2016 will offer a rich programme of both introductory and advanced courses on a broad range of topics in the area of Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems. The courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students, and other young researchers, and will be taught by leading researchers in the field.

    Early registration deadline: 27 May 2016. For more information, see

  • 31 July - 6 August 2016, Logic Colloquium 2016 (LC 2016), Leeds, U.K.

    The Logic Colloquium 2016, organized under the auspices of the Association for Symbolic Logic, will feature 12 plenary speakers, as well as 2 tutorials and 6 special sessions. The twenty-seventh annual Gödel Lecture will be delivered by S. Todorcevic.

    For more information, see

  • 11-12 August 2016, Fifth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2016), Berlin, Germany

    We are pleased to announce that SIGLEX and SIGSEM, special interest groups of the ACL, are organizing the fifth joint conference on lexical and computational semantics: *SEM (pronounced "starsem"). This time *SEM will be colocated with ACL-2016 in Berlin, Germany.

    *SEM brings together researchers interested in the semantics of natural languages and its computational modeling. The conference embraces symbolic and probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical contributions as well as practical applications are welcome. The long-term goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP researchers working on all aspects of semantics.

    For more information, see

  • 11 August 2016, 10th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2016), Berlin, Germany

    The LaTeCH workshop series aims to provide a forum for researchers who are working on developing novel information technology for improved information access to data from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage. Since the formation of SIGHUM (ACL Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities), the LaTeCH workshop is also the venue for the SIGHUM annual research and business meeting. LaTeCH 2016 is to be held in conjunction with ACL 2016.

    In the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage communities there is increasing interest in and demand for NLP methods for semantic annotation, intelligent linking, discovery, querying, cleaning, and visualization of both primary and secondary data. These domains of application entail new challenges for NLP research. For this reason, it is of mutual benefit that NLP experts, data specialists, and digital humanities researchers working in and across these domains get involved in the Computational Linguistics community and present their fundamental or applied research results.

    For more information, see or contact the Co-Chair, Nils Reiter at nils.reiter at

  • 14 August 2016, Composes end-of-project workshop, Bolzano, Italy

    The end-of-project workshop of the Composes project will take place on Sunday August 14th 2016 in Bolzano (Italy), as a satellite event of ESSLLI 2016. The workshop will be an occasion to discuss some exciting topics in computational semantics, with some great invited speakers/panelists leading the discussion. We foresee a mixture of position statements by the invitees and audience participation in the form of open debates.

    Speakers/Panelists: Nicholas Asher, Marco Baroni, Stephen Clark, Emmanuel Dupoux, Katrin Erk, Adele Goldberg, Alessandro Lenci, Hinrich Schütze and Jason Weston

    Please visit the workshop website for information about (free) registration and for updates:

  • 15-26 August 2016, 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2016), Bolzano, Italy

    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. ESSLLIs attract around 500 participants from all over the world.

    There will be 45 courses at foundational, introductory, and advanced levels, as well as 3 workshops, invited lectures and a student session to foster interdisciplinary discussion of current research. Moreover, the school features 3 satellite events: the COMPOSES workshop, the 21st Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2016), and the Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence (C3GI) Workshop.

    Deadline for registration: 31 July 2016 (early registration: 31 May 2016). For more information, see

  • 15-19 August 2016, DSALT: Distributional Semantics and Linguistic Theory, Bolzano, Italy

    For more information, see

  • 16-19 August 2016, 23nd Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2016), Puebla, Mexico

    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. The twenty-third WoLLIC will be held at the Department of Computer Science, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México, from August 16th to 19th, 2016.

    It is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL).

    For more information, see

  • 20-21 August 2016, The 21st Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2016), Bolzano, Italy

    FG-2016 is the 20th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. FG provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language.

    For more information, see

  • 22-26 August 2016, 41st International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2016), Krakow, Poland

    MFCS is a well-established venue for presenting high-quality research from various branches of theoretical computer science. The conference provides a platform for researchers interested in different aspects of theoretical computer science to interact, exchange ideas, and present their work.

    The conference will have invited talks from Shai Ben-David (Waterloo, Canada), Mikołaj Bojańczyk (Warsaw, Poland), Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (LSV, CNRS & ENS Cachan, France), Tobias Friedrich (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany) and Virginia Vassilevska Williams (Stanford, USA). EATCS sponsors a best paper award and a best student paper award.

    For more information, see

  • 29 August - 2 September 2016, 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016), Den Haag, The Netherlands

    The biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is Europe’s premier venue for presenting scientific results in AI. Supported by the European Coordinating Committee for AI (ECCAI), the ECAI conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present and hear about the very best research in contemporary AI. As well as a full programme of technical papers, ECAI 2016 will feature several other events. Special topic for ECAI 2016 is 'Artificial Intelligence for Human Values'.

    For more information, see or email contact at

  • 29 August - 1 September 2016, 25th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2016), Marseille, France.

    Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science.

    Three affiliated workshops will be held as co-located events in the days following the conference: LCC'16: Logic and Computational Complexity 2016 (September 2 and 3)
    PLRR: Parametricity, Logical Relations and Realizability (September 2)
    QSLC: Quantitative Semantics of Logic and Computation (September 2 and 3)

    For more information see

  • 4-16 September 2016, International Rationality Summer Institute 2016 (IRSI), Aurich, Germany

    Rationality is a key concept in psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. A divide and conquer approach between these disciplines, however, has prevented them from benefitting from one another's progress. Typically, philosophers characterize what it means to be rational, psychologists empirically investigate where people's thinking conforms with and deviates from those norms of rationality, and cognitive neuroscientists investigate the neural correlates of rational thinking and decision-making.

    The aim of the “International Rationality Summer Institute (IRSI)” is to overcome this division of labor and to provide a framework in which students can learn the state of research in the neighboring disciplines and discuss recent developments in the diverse areas of rationality research.

    Application deadline is April 15, 2016. For more information, see

  • 5-9 September 2016, Syntax Meets Semantics (SYSMICS 2016), Barcelona, Spain

    Substructural logics are formal reasoning systems that refine classical logic by weakening structural rules in a Gentzen-style sequent calculus. Intuitionistic, many-valued, linear logics, are typical examples. 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 open conference is the first of a series of meetings planned in the SYSMICS RISE project during 2016-2019.

    For more information, see

  • 5-9 September 2016, 12th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2016), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

    Over the years, the Semantic Web vision has been driving many community efforts which have invested a lot of resources in developing vocabularies and ontologies for annotating their resources semantically. Besides ontologies, rules have long been a central part of the Semantic Web framework and are available as one of its fundamental representation tools, with logic serving as a unifying foundation. Linked data is a related research area which studies how one can make RDF data available on the Web, and interconnect it with other data with the aim of increasing its value for everybody.

    Many advanced capabilities required by Semantic Web and Linked Data application scenarios call for Reasoning. Thus, a perspective centered on the reasoning techniques complementing other research efforts in this area is desirable. This Summer School series is devoted to this perspective, and will give insight into the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Ontologies, Rules, and Logic.

    The Reasoning Web Summer School 2016 is primarily intended for advanced undergraduate students, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and young researchers from industry. The Summer School will also be open to a limited number of senior researchers from other areas wishing to learn about Semantic Web, Linked Data and related issues. The number of participants is limited. Application deadline: TBA.

    For more information, see

  • 7-9 September 2016, 7th Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy 2016 (SOPhiA 2016), Salzburg, Austria

    SOPhiA 2016 is a public confererence organised by the University of Salzburg's Department of Philosophy (Humanities), where philosophy students (pre-doc) can give presentations and discuss problems of all areas of philosophy. A thematical focus is not intended. The presentations should rather set themselves apart by a methodical limitation to the tradition of Analytic Philosophy by usage of clear language and comprehensible arguments.

    The conference is meant to be a unified effort of the conference attendees to clearly formulate some of the problems of philosophy and to provide a critical assessment of them. No individual philosopher is expected to construct "a whole building of philosophy" all by herself; rather, the conference hosts expect everyone, as Carnap proposes, to bring the undertaking forward "at his specific place within" philosophy.

    For more information see or contact organization at

  • 9-11 September 2016, 10th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2016), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

    The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning rule-based systems, and their applications in reasoning about web data.

    For more information, see

  • 10-12 September 2016, Colloquium Logicum 2016, Hamburg, Germany

    The Colloquium Logicum is the biannual meeting of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Mathematische Logik und für Grundlagenforschung in den exakten Wissenschaftgen (DVMLG).

    This year, the Colloquium takes place in Hamburg, Germany and is organized by Alexander Block, Yurii Khomskii and Benedikt Löwe. The conference will cover the whole range of mathematical logic and the foundations of the exact sciences, in particular, logic in philosophy, computer science and artificial intelligence.

    For more information, see or contact us by email at cl2016.math at

  • 12-16 September 2016, Nineteenth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2016), Brno, Czech Republic

    The TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.

    Topics of the conference will include Corpora and Language Resources, Speech Recognition, Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech , Speech and Spoken Language Generation, Semantic Processing of Text and Speech, Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing, Machine Translation, Automatic Dialogue Systems, and Multimodal Techniques and Modelling. Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

    For more information, see

  • 26-30 September 2016, Workshop on Set-theoretical aspects of the model theory of strong logics, Bellaterra, Spain

    The workshop is one of two main events of the research program on Large Cardinals and Strong Logics that will take place at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica. The workshop is intended to provide an opportunity to learn about the recent exciting results on the connections between the theory of large cardinals and the model theory of strong logics and to serve as a springboard for future research. The Scientific Committee includes: J. Bagaria, M. Magidor, and J. Väänänen.

    For more information, see

  • 28-29 September 2016, GPU technology conference, Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    GPU computing touches some of today's hottest topics—from artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to supercomputing and virtual reality. This is a unique opportunity to learn from fellow experts, share your work, and explore how GPU technology can take your business, research or application to the next level.

    For more information, see

  • 11-15 November 2016, 5th World Congress on the Square of Opposition, Easter Island - Rapa Nui

    This will be the 5th world congress organized about the square of opposition after very successful previous editions in Montreux, Switzerland 2007, Corté, Corsica 2010, Beirut, Lebanon 2012, Vatican, 2014. This is an interdisciplinary event gathering logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, semioticians, theologians, cognitivists, artists and computer scientists.

  • 26 November 2016, ILLC 25th anniversary symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    On Saturday 26 November 2016 we will celebrate the fact that the ILLC was founded 25 years ago by organising a symposium and evening programme. All are invited.

    Details to follow soon. For more information, contact illc at

  • 23-29 July 2017, Symposium on History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC symposium @ICHST), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    We are happy to announce that the Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing will submit a proposal for the organization of the DHST/DLMPS HaPoC symposium titled 'The Ubiquity of Computing: historical and philosophical issues'.

    The history of information and communication technologies (ICTs), despite its approximately 70 years, has already shown a rich accumulated experience coming from the most diversified initiatives, efforts and pioneering projects. Fully incorporated into reality, to the point of being considered ubiquitous, ICTs can be considered mature enough to bring about a balance that seeks to account for its past and its origins. A more extensive study of their history surely contributes to establish a valuable research field and to consolidate an international community of historians and philosophers of ICTs, discussing and framing propositions that can help to inspire and produce future developments.

    For more information, see

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