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Social intelligence is a general term at the intersection between different disciplines including philosophy, social science - sociology, economics, legal science, etc. - and computer science. Broadly speaking, social intelligence is the capacity to understand others and to act rationally and emotionally in relations with others. This is an ability that not only human but also artificial agents have, as modelled in artificial intelligence and agent-based research in particular.
The aim of the European Network for Social Intelligence (SINTELNET, 2011-2014) is to help build a shared perspective at the intersection of the above fields, to identify challenges and opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, to provide guidelines for research and policy-making and to kindle partnerships among participants. The aim of the European Conference on Social Intelligence is to provide a productive meeting ground for researchers from the above fields
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submissions should have a forward-looking perspective that contributes to the objectives of the symposium. Challenging position papers are specially welcome. The technicality of the papers should take the mixed audience into consideration. Selection for the symposium and subsequent publication will be based on the possibility of fruitful discussions and the quality of the arguments put forward. Paper submission deadline: September 3, 2014.
For more information, see http://ecsi.sintelnet.eu
The scope of the conference includes algorithms and data structures, automata and formal languages, computational complexity, and logic in computer science, ass well as current challenges such as natural computing, quantum computing and mobile and net computing. The conference features invited speakers Sanjeev Arora (CS, Princeton), Manuel Bodirsky (CNRS, LIX, Palaiseau) and Peter Sanders (KIT, Karlsruhe), as well as tutorials on Computational Social Choice (by Felix Brandt, TUM, Munich) and Algorithmic Game Theory (TBA).
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on theoretical aspects of computer science. Submission deadline: Sep 21, 2014.
In recent years, research in contextual knowledge representation and reasoning became more relevant in the areas of Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, and Ambient Intelligence, where knowledge is not considered a monolithic and static asset, but it is distributed in a network of interconnected heterogeneous and evolving knowledge resources. Amounts of data of ever increasing scale are now handled and processed. The ARCOE-Logic workshop aims to provide a dedicated forum for the researchers to discuss recent developments, important open issues and future directions in the area of contextual knowledge representation and knowledge management.
ARCOE-Logic 2014 is held in conjunction with The 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2014).
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Abstracts deadline: September 22, 2014. Submission deadline: September 29, 2014.
For more information, see http://www.arcoe.org/2014/.
In the last two decades, we have seen a significant increase of interest in agent-based computing. This field is now set to become one of the key technologies in the 21st century. The aim of this 12th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems is to encourage and support activity in the research and development of multi-agent systems, in academic and industrial efforts. This conference is primarily intended as a European forum at which researchers, and those interested in activities relating to research in the area of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, could meet, present (potentially preliminary) research results, problems, and issues in an open and informal but academic environment.
EUMAS 2014 is a designated event of the European Association of Multi-Agent Systems (EURAMAS). To attract students as well as experienced researchers, preliminary as well as mature work, EUMAS 2014 offers three submission types and formal proceedings as well as post-proceedings in form of a journal special issue are planned.
EUMAS 2014 welcomes both original, unpublished papers, as well as papers that are under submission or have been published in a relevant conference, conference or journal. We specially invite submissions by students that we think will receive valuable feedback from the discussion-oriented focus of the conference. Preliminary student work is welcome; however it has to possess sufficient substance for serving as a discussion basis and therefore has to pass the review cycle in the same way as other work. Abstract submission deadline: September 26, 2014
The European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) is a new pan-European initiative aiming to consolidate and advance various streaks of research into argumentation and reasoning: from philosophical, linguistic, discourse analytic, cognitive, to computational approaches. The chief goal of the initiative is to organize on a regular basis a major conference on argumentation. The first of these conferences will be hosted in Lisbon by the ArgLab, Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
The primary idea behind this first edition of the conference is that argumentation and reasoning are the main vehicles for our decisions and actions. They accompany, indeed constitute, a variety of significant social practices: from individual practical reasoning, small group decisions, deliberations of official bodies in various institutional contexts, to large-scale political and social deliberations. Argumentation is understood here as a mode of action - and not just any action, but a reasoned action, comprised of consideration of reasons (whether they are good or bad). Traditionally, argumentation has been assigned many distinct functions: epistemic, moral, conversational, etc. The aim of the conference is to explore how these functions are interrelated with the practical need for deciding on a course of action. Simply put, our chief concern is with the role argumentation and reasoning play when the question of 'what to do?' is addressed.
The Programme Committee and Organising Committee invite the following types of original submissions: individual long papers, individual regular papers, and thematic panels/symposia. All kinds of approaches to argumentation and reasoning are welcome. The deadline for all submissions is 1 October 2014.
For more information, see http://www.ecargument.org/
AREW is a two-day workshop aimed at bringing together people working in the area of analogical reasoning, broadly speaking. The invited speakers are two people working on formal aspects of analogical reasoning, including issues of the logical representation of analogical reasoning and formal models of the same, and applications of analogical reasoning, particularly with reference to such applications in history.
We invite submissions of abstracts for 20-25 minute papers (plus 5-10 min. discussion) on any aspect of analogical reasoning or related subjects. Abstract deadline: October 10, 2014.
Further information about the workshop can be found at https://analogicalreasoning.wordpress.com.
The focus of this conference is on different approaches to the foundations of mathematics. The interaction between set-theoretic and category-theoretic foundations has had significant philosophical impact, and represents a shift in attitudes towards the philosophy of mathematics. This conference will bring together leading scholars in these areas to showcase contemporary philosophical research on different approaches to the foundations of mathematics.
To accomplish this, the conference has the following general aims and objectives. First, to bring to a wider philosophical audience the different approaches that one can take to the foundations of mathematics. Second, to elucidate the pressing issues of meaning and truth that turn on these different approaches. And third, to address philosophical questions concerning the need for a foundation of mathematics, and whether or not either of these approaches can provide the necessary foundation.
We welcome submissions from scholars (in particular, young scholars, i.e. early career researchers or post-graduate students) on any area of the foundations of mathematics (broadly construed). Particularly desired are submissions that address the role of and compare different foundational approaches. Submission Deadline: 15 October 2014
For more information, see the conference website at http://sotfom.wordpress.com/.
BLAST is a conference focusing on Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, Set-theoretic Topology and Point-free Topology. It is supported by the NSF and circulates among different universities.
BLAST 2015 will feature invited talks by Papiya Bhattacharjee, George Gratzer, Thomas Icard, John Krueger, Julie Lindman, Jan van Mill, Daniele Mundici and Constantine Tsinakis, as well as tutorials on Algebraic Logic (Nick Bezhanishvili), Set Theory (Joel Hamkins), Point-free Topology (Jorge Picado) and Universal Algebra (Matt Valeriote).
To apply to give a contributed talk, please see the Call for Papers on the conference website. The date for submission of abstracts is October 30. After October 30, contributed talks may still be accepted, depending on available space.
This is the seventh in the progic series of conferences, which seeks to address the questions of whether, and if so, how, probability and logic should be combined. The 2015 conference will also be interested in connections between formal epistemology and inductive logic. Can inductive logic shed light on epistemological questions to do with belief, judgement etc.? Can epistemological considerations lead to a viable notion of inductive logic?
Invited speakers include: Richard Bradley, Dorothy Edgington, John Norton, Jeanne Peijnenburg. The conference will be preceded by a two-day Spring School, where introductory lectures on the themes of the conference will be given by Juergen Landes, Jeff Paris, Niki Pfeifer, Gregory Wheeler, Jon Williamson.
We invite submissions of two-page extended abstracts of talks for presentation at the workshop. These should be sent by email to j.landeskent.ac.uk by 1st November 2014. There will also be a special issue of the Journal of Applied Logic devoted to the themes of this workshop. We invite submissions of papers to this volume.
A limited number of bursaries are available to postgraduate students attending the Spring School and the conference: these will cover 50% of accommodation and registration costs. For further details please see the conference website http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/2015/progic/.
The Balkan Journal of Philosophy is pleased to announce the topic of the 2015 issue: 'Facets of Rationality: Reasoning, Communication and Decision making'.
"Human actions in all their appearances are evaluated and assessed as rational or irrational. Subject to evaluation are everyday thinking and decision-making, scientific research, economic and political behavior, even love-affaires and sport competitions, as well as communication and speech acts of all kinds. Rationality is a normative concept in the sense that it is supposed to provide a standard or criteria to evaluate a piece of reasoning or an instance of decision-making. Why is this important? Using these criteria we are able to evaluate, control and regulate our own and others actions, thinking and decision-making".
You are kindly invited to submit a paper on any of these topics. Papers should be between 6000 and 8000 words. The deadline for receiving manuscripts is the end of November 2014 but earlier submissions would be appreciated. This special issue will appear in 2015.
For more information, see http://www.issk-bas.org/BJP/call_for_papers.htm
The great tradition of international congresses of LMPS, under the auspices of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, was started in 1960 at Stanford University. Every four years these meetings bring together logicians and philosophers of science from all over the world to present and discuss their current work.
The programme covers all systematic and historical aspects of formal logic, general philosophy of science, and philosophical issues of special sciences. The theme of the 15th Congress is "Models and Modelling". A special feature of the LMPS in 2015 is the co-location of the Logic Colloquium, the European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), in Helsinki, which allows the participants also to enjoy a rich supply of lectures in mathematical logic.
CLMPS 2015 calls for Contributed Papers, Contributed Symposia, and Affiliated Meetings. Submission deadline: 30 November 2014.
For more information, see http://www.helsinki.fi/clmps
A research community that could be described with the phrase "Practice and Cultures of Mathematics" has studied mathematics as a human subject with different practices and cultures in recent years. This research has been closely linked to the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice community and its Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, but is broader in the sense that it is interested in the study of mathematical practices and cultures independently of whether there is an interaction with traditional philosophical questions (such as epistemology or ontology).
In addition to many other meetings associated to the research community, there has been a series of meetings dealing specifically with the phenomenon of diversity of research cultures in mathematics: the traditional view claims that all of the differences between mathematical research cultures are superficial and do not touch the nature of mathematics; it is the goal of this research community to evaluate that claim by studying concrete examples. Here, culture should be understood very widely, and cultural differences can be found distinguishing mathematical subdisciplines, national cultures, cultures imposed by university or institute structures, etc.
The meeting will focus on case studies from mathematical research that highlight cultural differences, methodological discussions of the use of empirical data from the study of mathematical practice for gaining insight in the phenomenon of mathematics, and fundamental questions about mathematics that require a view towards mathematics as a human discipline to be discussed.
The Programme Committee will issue a Call for Papers in the fall of 2014 and welcomes submissions from researchers of mathematical practice from the entire world.
For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/spag/ml/Delhi2015/.
The organizing committee invites you to take part in the Fourth International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic, which will be held in Rennes on June 1-4, 2015. There will be lectures, discussion sessions, round tables and software demonstrations. You are kindly invited to take active part in discussion sessions and to exhibit your teaching or professional software.
We invite submission on all aspects of teaching logics. Submission deadline is 18th January 2015.
For more information, see http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/
Topoi: An international Review of Philosophy, is planning to devote a special issue to Epistemic Modals and the Epistemology of Modality, which will be edited by Berit Brogaard (University of Miami) and Dimitria Electra Gatzia (University of Akron).
Papers must be in English and should not exceed 8,000 words, though there is no minimum length. Each submission should also include a title page containing contact details, a brief abstract and list of keywords for indexing purposes. All submissions for this issue should be made through Topoi Editorial Manager (http://www.editorialmanager.com/topo/default.asp). Select 'S.I.: Epistemic modals (Brogaard/Gatzia)' as Article Type.
The deadline for the initial submission is March 15, 2015. Accepted papers will be published in 2016. For more information, see http://www.springer.com/philosophy/journal/11245 or email Dimitria E. Gatzia at dg29uakron.edu.
The International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI) conference series aims at bringing together researchers working on a wide variety of logic-related fields that concern the understanding of rationality and interaction. The series aims at fostering a view of Logic as an interdisciplinary endeavor, and supports the creation of an East-Asian community of interdisciplinary researchers.
We invite submission of contributed papers on any of the broad themes of the LORI series, Please submit your paper by May 18, 2015.
For detailed conference information and registration, please visit the website of LORI-V at https://www.yoursaas.cc/websites/36224472513387025486/. All inquiries concerning the submission of papers should be addressed to Wiebe van der Hoek (wiebeliverpool.ac.uk) and Wesley Holliday (weshollidayberkeley.edu). For questions concerning conference details, please contact conferenceonlogicgmail.
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.
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-first WoLLIC will be held at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, from September 1st to 4th, 2014.
WoLLIC 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 http://wollic.org/wollic2014/.
SemDial 2014 (DialWatt) will be the 18th 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 2014 the workshop will be hosted by the Interaction Lab, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. It will be collocated with Ro-Man (The 23rd IEEE Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication) and the world-famous Edinburgh festival.
For more information, see http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/InteractionLab/Semdial/
There is a distinct community in theoretical computer science, which studies logic, games and automata. Results produced by this community are dispersed across many conferences, which makes them difficult to follow, and the community rarely gathers. Also, since conferences are mainly used for publication, there are few incentives to make good talks. A new conference: Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata, aims to provide a solution to this problem.
A visit to this conference gives you a wide picture of the latest research in the area. Also, a chance to meet everybody in the field, not just those who happen to publish in one particular proceedings volume. We intend to achieve this popularity by having no proceedings, a short and cheap event, and building on the tradition of the similar proceedings-free GAMES workshop.
For more information, see http://highlights-conference.org/
Confirmed keynote speakers: Kit Fine (New York), Øystein Linnebo (Birbeck), David McCarty (Indiana) and Gabriel Sandu (Helsinki).
The Colloquium Logicum is organized every two years by the DVMLG, the German association of logicians in mathematics, philosophy and theoretical computer science. In 2014 the conference will take place in Munich at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg. 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.
Besides the regular scientific programme it is planned to include a PhD Colloquium with invited presentations of excellent recent PhD graduates.
For more information, see the web page at http://cca-net.de/cl2014/
SOPhiA 2014 aims at an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in Philosophy to get in touch with prospective or well established philosophers and take a first peek into the philosophical business. Beside the conference presentations there also will be workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy.
Keynote Speakers: Elke Brendel, Winfried Loeffler, Jeanne Peijnenburg and Benjamin Schnieder
For more information, see http://www.sophia-conference.org/
Recent debates about semantic content have called into question traditional accounts and have renewed interest in unorthodox approaches, in particular approaches that operate with semantic contents that do not have absolute truth-values. These novel approaches to semantic content challenge the simple models of communication and information transfer that have traditionally been assumed. They also raise independently interesting questions about linguistic communication.
The project 'Semantic Content and Conversational Dynamics' organizes an international workshop on topics relevant to these issues. Invited speakers include Frank Veltman.
For more information, see http://semcon.wordpress.com/workshop-2/.
The Swiss Graduate Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SGSLPS) organises a one-day conference devoted to AXIOMATIC THEORIES OF TRUTH on Saturday the 6th of September in Neuchatel (Switzerland).
The following speakers have confirmed their venue
Sebastian Eberhard (Bern, Paul Bernays Award 2013)
Volker Halbach (Oxford)
Leon Horsten (Bristol)
Philip Welch (Bristol)
You will find more information on our website at http://www.sgslps.ch/events.php.
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 , Automatic Dialogue Systems, and Multimodal Techniques and Modelling. Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.
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 idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization.
Please visit the conference website http://gandalf2014.di.univr.it for more information.
Aristotle is the founder of modal logic. His system of modal syllogisms has been studied for many centuries, with less than successful results. In 1955, Jan Lukasiewicz declared that "in contrast to the assertoric syllogistic which is perfectly clear and nearly free of errors, Aristotle's modal syllogistic is almost incomprehensible because of its many faults and inconsistencies". Some scholars have been trying to resist this pessimistic judgement and to articulate interpretations of the modal syllogistic that are, at the same time, logically consistent and plausible on exegetical grounds. This workshop wants to provide a forum for discussion and to reflect, via the contributed talks and informal discussions, the state of art of the subject.
For more information, see http://www.lancog.com/modalsyllogistics.html
The 10th Symposium for Cognition, Logic and Communication, to be held at the University of Latvia in Riga on September 12-13, 2014, will focus on the cognitive processing of space, its cognitive and formal representation, and its linguistic encoding. We will explore the content and the scope of spatial cognition and how universal it is. The impact of non-spatial factors on spatial cognition and transformations of spatial cognition into non-spatial domains will be discussed. Scale-dependency of spatial cognition and differences between small-scale and large-scale spatial cognition will be explored. The syntax and semantics of locative and other spatial expressions will be examined, along with their relations to cognitive structures of spatial representation.
Predicate Approaches to modality are a viable alternative to the now standard operator approaches to modality. They allow for a uniform treatment of truth and the modal notions, are expressively rich and they fit in nicely with the relational analysis of propositional attitudes. The workshop is intended to further and foster research on predicate approaches to modality in philosophical and mathematical logic.
For more information see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/container/pam2014/ or contact the organizers: Martin Fischer (M.Fischerlrz.uni-muenchen.de) or Johannes Stern (Johannes.Sternlrz.uni-muenchen.de).
We would like to announce two set-theoretic events in September 2014:
- a Workshop in Set Theory, Bedlewo 14.09-17.09.2014
- and a Thematic Session in Set Theory at the German and the Polish Mathematical Societies joint meeting in Poznan, 17-20.09.2014.
We encourage all set theorists to participate. The initial information can be found here: http://www.impan.pl/~set_theory/dmvptm14/ In particular, everyone participating in the Poznan meeting should register directly at the webpage of the meeting.
Location: F1.21, ILLC Common room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Meeting of the board and consortium of the Language and Interaction project.
For more information, contact illcuva.nl
Four world-class experts in different disciplines (Philosophy, Knowledge Representation, Logics, Conceptual Modeling and Ontology Engineering) 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, and these experts will engage in open discussions with each other as well as interact with the participants.
The school is open to students, researchers and practitioners. Registrations will be open soon, on a first-come first-served basis. We would like to highlight that the event will have a limited number of participants to ensure the quality of the interactions and the immersion experience.
Visit the web site of the school for more information: http://iaoa.org/isc2014/.
CCC is a workshop series bringing together researchers from real analysis, computability theory, and constructive mathematics. The overall aim is to apply logical methods in these disciplines to provide a sound foundation for obtaining exact and provably correct algorithms for computations with real numbers and related analytical data, which are of increasing importance in safety critical applications and scientific computation.
To view the programme and to register please visit http://ccc2014.fmf.uni-lj.si/
ICTAC 2014 is the 11th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing and will bring together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to present research and to exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of computing and in the exploitation of theory through methods and tools for system development. Another aim of ICTAC is to bring together researchers working on theoretical aspects of computing in order to present their recent results and to discuss new ideas concerning computer science.
Recent decades have seen an explosion of research into formal argumentation theory within computer science, drawing on roots in philosophy and legal theory. The formalisms developed enable reasoning with incomplete and inconsistent information to reach decisions that are rational according to various criteria. However, this work has largely been conducted in isolation from the established mathematical decision sciences in microeconomic theory.
The workshop will bring together philosophers, economists, computer scientists and psychologists to discuss areas of common interests and possible directions for research.
For more information, see http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~rac101/ard/
Modal epistemology explores the possibilities and boundaries of our modal knowledge, primarily the knowledge of metaphysical possibility and of metaphysical necessity. Until recently, the dominant method of dealing with this topic consisted in investigating to what extent conceivability can be a guide for assessing metaphysical modality. However, nowadays what might be called abductivist turn has shifted the focus from conceivability to the sort of the evidential base regarding metaphysical modalities as such.
In view of the last fact, the aim of the conference is, on the one hand, to deepen our understanding of the nature of metaphysical modality in order to find out what is the evidential base that any good theory of modal epistemology should explain, and, on the other hand, to establish how flexible are competing theories of modal epistemology in explaining the nature of modal knowledge.
Entrance is free. For further information see https://sites.google.com/site/philosophyinbelgrade/events/future-events/ or contact Mr. Dusko Prelevic (dprelevicyahoo.com) or Mr. Milos Arsenijevic (marsenijf.bg.ac.rs).
KI 2014 is the 37th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI, providing a premier forum for exchanging news and research results on theory and applications of intelligent system technology. The technical program of KI 2014 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a variety of workshops and tutorials. KI 2014 will be co-located with Informatik 2014 (Annual Conference of the German Informatics Society) and MATES 2014 (The 12th German Conference on Multi- Agent System Technologies).
Concepts, their acquisition, representation, generation, and adaptation stand in the focus of research in several different areas spanning a very diverse range of fields and disciplines: From artificial intelligence and computational creativity, through cognitive science, psychology and the learning sciences/pedagogics, to theoretical and formal philosophy. In this workshop, we want to shed light on several different key aspects of a concept life cycle.
For more information, see http://cogsci.uni-osnabrueck.de/~cigar/
The conference brings together researchers from various fields of logic with applications in computer science. Student sessions will be organized.
The first conference Proof Systems was held in Dubrovnik on June 28, 2012, co-located with the conference LICS 2012. LAP 2013 was held in Dubrovnik, September 16-20, 2013.
For more information, see http://imft.ftn.uns.ac.rs/math/cms/LAP2014
Semantic Technologies encode meanings explicitly and independent from concrete formats and application logic. This enables machines and people likewise to understand, share, and reason over semantically represented data during retrieval and processing time. In the light of the W3C’s vision of a Web of linked data, Semantic Technologies are substantial constituents for the creation of data stores, the building of vocabularies for various domains, and the specification of rules for handling data.
The application of Semantic Technologies is currently being investigated in various fields. The AST 2014 workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners who work on applications of Semantic Technologies in order to foster cross-fertilisation between application areas and aid technology transfer from foundational research into practice. The workshop will provide an open and stimulating environment that brings together researchers, practitioners and users from various fields to discuss goals, limitations and real experiences related to the application and deployment of semantic technologies.
This workshop, held in conjunction with KI 2014, aims at bringing together researchers from Artificial Intelligence, Automated Deduction, Computer Science, Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy, and related areas to foster a multi-disciplinary exchange between research in higher-level cognition and computation.
Human higher-level cognition is a multi-faceted and complex area of thinking which includes the mental processes of reasoning, decision making, creativity, and learning among others. Logic, understood as a normative theory of thinking, has a widespread and pervasive effect on the foundations of cognitive science. However, human reasoning cannot be completely described by logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies. Still, humans have an impressive ability to derive satisficing, acceptable conclusions. Generally, people employ both inductive and deductive reasoning to arrive at beliefs; but the same argument that is inductively strong or powerful may be deductively invalid. Therefore, a wide range of reasoning mechanism has to be considered, such as analogical or defeasible reasoning.
For more information, see http://imodspace.iig.uni-freiburg.de/kik-ws/
The aim of JELIA-2014 is to bring together active researchers interested in all aspects concerning the use of logics in Artificial Intelligence to discuss current research, results, problems, and applications of both theoretical and practical nature. JELIA strives to foster links and facilitate cross- fertilization of ideas among researchers from various disciplines, among researchers from academia and industry, and between theoreticians and practitioners.
For more information, see http://www.uma.pt/jelia2014/.
On 26 and 27 September 2014 the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and the University of Amsterdam organize a Celebration Event for Johan van Benthem, on the occasion of his official retirement from the University of Amsterdam. The first day will have lectures for the general public, Johan's valedictory lecture, and a reception. The second day is a scientific workshop devoted to current trends in logic, with emphasis on the areas where Johan was or is active.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/J65/
The Post-quantum Cryptography Summer School is a two-day program focused on cryptography in a quantum era.
The Post-quantum crypto summer school aims to provide an overview and introduction to the main approaches to providing cryptographic tools that may be safe against quantum algorithmic attacks. The target audience is students and other researchers conducting or interested in conducting research related to designing, testing or deploying quantum-safe cryptography.
The summer school will be followed by the PQCrypto 2014 conference (October 1-3, 2014). Students who come to the summer school are encouraged to attend the conference.
For more information, see http://pqcrypto2014.uwaterloo.ca/summer-school/
Costs: Students and Postdocs $100/$130, others $160/$200 (early/late registration)
The second edition of the conference series Proof Theory, Modal Logic and Reflection Principles (formerly Proof Theory and Modal Logic) will be held in Mexico City from September 29th to October 2nd 2014, following the first installment in Barcelona in 2012.
A recent approach to proof theory uses techniques from modal logic to compute the consistency strength of formal theories. As a result one obtains, among other benefits, semi-finitary consistency proofs in the spirit of the extended Hilbert's programme. This approach requires techniques from many disciplines; the aim of this workshop is to bring together experts in relevant fields in order to discuss recent advances and foster new collaborations.
The programme will include both tutorials and presentations of new results. Talks will be sparsely scheduled in order to allow ample time for discussion and collaboration.
For more information, see http://personal.us.es/dfduque/PMR/
CLA is an international conference dedicated to formal concept analysis (FCA) and areas closely related to FCA such as data mining, information retrieval, knowledge management, data and knowledge engineering, logic, algebra and lattice theory. CLA provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, and students. The program of CLA consists of invited plenary talks, regular talks, and poster sessions.
For more information, see http://cla2014.ics.upjs.sk
This workshop is the sixth in an annual series of workshops in philosophy of mathematics organized by a team of scholars from France and abroad. The forthcoming workshop will be held at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse (France). It will consist, as the previous workshops, in a three-day meeting, and feature both invited and contributed talks: 4 invited talks and 6 contributed talks.
The program of last year's workshop is available at: http://phier.univ-bpclermont.fr/article76.html
Costs: stipends available
The goal of the CryptoAction School on Cryptographic Attacks is to present the state of the art on uncovering and exploiting vulnerabilities of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, both at the theoretical and practical levels.
For more information, see http://attackschool.di.uminho.pt/
This is the fourth of a biennially organized conference that brings together scholars and historians interested in the comparative history of the humanities (philology, art history, historiography, linguistics, logic, literary studies, musicology, theatre studies, media studies, a.o.). Although histories of single humanities disciplines already exist for a long time, the history of the humanities as a whole has only very recently been investigated, and the first monographs have just appeared.
For more information, see http://makingofthehumanities.blogspot.nl/
The cognitive diversity of agents has been a recurrent topic of contemporary investigations in the fields of artificial intelligence, information science, psychology, linguistics, neurosciences and logic, opening new horizons for logical inquiry that focuses on the in-depth analysis of rational agency. Today it is a novel challenge and a cross point for various lines of research including the study of formal theories, informal philosophical and logical approaches as well as that of their wider application. We encourage the discussions related to the logical aspects of the diversity of agents.
For more information, see http://ocs.philosophy.spbu.ru/index.php/LARA/
The DHCS Colloquium has been a lively regional conference (with non-trivial bi-coastal and overseas sprinkling), rotating since 2006 among the University of Chicago (where it began), DePaul, IIT, Loyola, and Northwestern. This year's colloquium will partly overlap and share some programming with the annual members meeting and conference of the Text Encoding Initiative, which will be hosted by Northwestern University, October 22-24.
For more information, see http://dhcs.northwestern.edu/
Date and time: Friday 31 October 2014, 16:00-17.30
As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you on various issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and / or the Master of Logic programme. All ILLC staff, PhD students and guests are invited to attend. Drinks will be served afterwards in the ILLC Common Room.
For more information, contact illcuva.nl
The Amsterdam Set Theory Workshop 2014 is organized by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) and the logic group of the University of Hamburg with the aim to provide the platform for exchange for the researchers active in the field of the set theory of the generalized Baire space. The two days of the workshop will consist of three tutorials, several contributed talks and discussion sessions. One of the outputs of this meeting is a planned paper consisting of the open problems in the generalized Baire space.
The workshop includes tutorals by Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki & Amsterdam), Philipp Schlicht (Bonn) and Andrew Brooke-Taylor (Bristol).
For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/spag/ml/AST2014/
Arché, the Philosophical Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology, is hosting the 8th Annual Arché Graduate Conference at the University of St Andrews in November 2014. The conference will feature Keynote Speakers Penelope Mackie (Nottingham) and Ian Rumfitt (Birmingham), as well as a Symposium on Conceptual Engineering by Herman Cappelen and Patrick Greenough (Arché, St Andrews).
This workshop is aimed at starting new scientific collaborations between (a) mathematical logicians using algebraic, topological and category-theoretic methods for nonclassical logics, and (b) researchers in social choice and judgment aggregation interested in applying logical methods.
While researchers in group (a) are mostly unfamiliar with social choice as a potential field of application of their specific results and techniques, researchers in group (b) have mostly been exposed to only a fragment of the available logical formalisms and techniques, namely to those pertaining to classical logic and model theory, and have largely not been exposed to the results and techniques in the area of group (a). The many possibilities for applying nonclassical logics and their surrounding mathematical theory (duality theory, algebraic, topological, and category-theoretic methods) to social choice and judgment aggregation form an uncharted research territory which the workshop aims at exploring.
Towards this goal, rather than displaying the standard organization, the present workshop is structured around three types of activities: tutorial sessions, discussion sessions and work sessions.
There is a limited number of places still available. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact one of the organizers preferably no later than June 10, 2014. For more information, see http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2014/650/info.php3?wsid=650&venue=Oort.
LENLS is an annual international workshop on formal syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It will be held as one of the workshops of the Sixth JSAI International Symposia on AI (isAI2014) sponsored by the Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).
Invited Speaker(s): Chris Barker (New York University), Kimiko Nakanishi (Ochanomizu University) Christopher Tancredi (Keio University) and Matthew Stone (Rutgers University) (TBC). This year the workshop will include a student session.
For more information, see http://www.is.ocha.ac.jp/~bekki/lenls/
In the past two decades, agent-based models (ABMs) have become ubiquitous in philosophy and various sciences. In contrast with classical economic models or population-level models in biology, ABMs are praised for their lack of assumptions and their flexibility. Nonetheless, many of the methodological and epistemological questions raised by ABMs have yet to be fully articulated and answered. This conference aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers aimed at understanding the foundations of agent-based modeling and how the practice can inform and be informed by philosophy.
For more information, see http://www.lmu.de/abmp2014
The symposium of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA) is a traditional two-yearly meeting of researchers working on theory and applications in Artificial Intelligence. The XIII symposium will be hosted by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pisa.
AI*IA 2014 will be centred on thematic workshops, tutorials, panels, doctoral consortium, demo session, plenary sessions with invited speaker seminars, and a special track on the theme Artificial Intelligence for Society and Economy. We hope that the 2014 meeting will strengthen awareness that AI is assuming a central role in the competitive strategies of the present scenario of rapid changes.
The AI*IA Doctoral Consortium on December 11th is a full-immersion occasion, for Ph.D. students, to discuss their ongoing research work, establish research connections with peer researchers, and receive first-class mentorship from domain experts.
For more information, see http://aiia2014.di.unipi.it/
The 25th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2014) will be held in Jeonju, Korea during December 15-17, 2014. The symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers working in algorithms and theory of computation. Papers presenting original research in the areas of algorithms and theory of computation are sought. Papers in relevant applied areas are also welcomed.
For more information, see http://tcs.postech.ac.kr/isaac2014/
ALI, the Association for Logic in India, announces the sixth edition of its biennial International Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA), to be held at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, from January 8 to 10, 2015. ICLA 2015 will be co-located with the 14th Asian Logic Conference to be held during January 5-8, 2015.
ICLA is a forum for bringing together researchers from a wide variety of fields that formal logic plays a significant role in, along with mathematicians, philosophers and logicians studying foundations of formal logic in itself. A special feature of this conference is the inclusion of studies in systems of logic in the Indian tradition, and historical research on logic.
The 1st Indian Winter School on Diagrams aims to bring together graduate students and early career researchers, from all over the world, with interests in diagrams research. Participation from all researchers, regardless of career stage, is welcomed. The week-long school will provide accessible courses on the state-of-the-art in diagrams research, covering two main themes: diagrammatic logics alongside philosophical and historical developments. Courses will be delivered by internationally renowned experts to small groups of delegates and will have an emphasis on interactivity.
The School aims to enable delegates to begin research into diagrams by introducing them to current research and through thought-provoking exchanges and discussions. The experienced facilitators will tease out research questions that are appropriate for early-stage researchers to tackle, providing a starting point for a research career in diagrammatic reasoning. Delegates will be encouraged to identify collaboration opportunities both with other delegates and the course facilitators. It is expected that delegates who attend the winter school will become equipped to identify research questions in the diagrams field and be knowledgeable of current research endeavours. The School will also include one-on-one discussion sessions where delegates can meet with the expert facilitators to identify suitable research contributions that match their skills and interests.
Details on the courses running, their scope and any required prerequisite knowledge can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/winterschoolondiagrams/winter-school-program.
RACT2015 brings together international experts from fields as diverse as education, philosophy, speech communication, psychology, mathematics, and rhetoric, among others. The main purpose is to assess the state of the art in research on reasoning and argumentation that can play a load-bearing role in the development of cutting-edge critical thinking instruction, both as dedicated courses and across the curriculum.
For more information, see http://ract2015.wordpress.com
SMART Cognitive Science is an initiative of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam to provide a forum for the discussions highlighting the important contributions to cognitive science from traditional humanities disciplines. SMART is an acronym for Speech & language, Music, Art, Reasoning & Thought. The SMART Cognitive Science International Conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and six 2-day workshops devoted to the topics on the intersection of humanities and cognitive science.
For more information, see http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/394/ or http://cl.ly/230F1l0W1W42.
The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 51st Convention will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, from 20-22nd April 2015.
The convention is structured as a number of co-located symposia, together with a number of plenary talks and events. A symposium lasts for one or two days, and can include any type of event of academic benefit: talks, posters, panels, discussions, debates, demonstrations, outreach sessions, exhibits, etc. Each symposium is organised by its own programme committee.
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 about 50 courses at introductory and advanced levels, as well as workshops, invited lectures and a student session to foster interdisciplinary discussion of current research.