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Upcoming Events

  • (New) 10 May 2016, Logic Tea, Robert White

    Speaker: Robert White
    Title: Robot Ethical Training with Dynamic Ethical Preference Logic
    Date and time: Tuesday 10 May 2016, 17:15-18:15
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, please visit the website http://www.illc.uva.nl/logic_tea/ or contact Thomas Brochhagen (t.s.brochhagen at uva.nl), Bonan Zhao (bonan.zhao at student.uva.nl), or Julian Schloder (julian.schloeder at gmail.com).

    Or see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=7338.

  • 12 May 2016, Valedictory Lecture, Martin Stokhof

    Speaker: Martin Stokhof
    Title: "Iets met mensen": filosofische ervaringen
    Date and time: Thursday 12 May 2016, 15:00
    Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

    On Thursday, May 12th Professor Dr. Martin Stokhof will retire as professor of Philosophy of language, a position he has held since 1998. His valedictory lecture will take place in the Aula of the University and will start at 15:00 am (exactly). The aula will be open from 14.30.

    Professors are invited to take part in the procession dressed in toga. From 14:30 you can use the entrance at Handboogstraat 6.

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/agenda/alle-evenementen/content8/lezingen/2016/ or contact illc at uva.nl

  • 13 May 2016, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Jubin Abutelab

    Speaker: Jubin Abutelab
    Title: Neural Consequences of Bilingualism
    Date and time: Friday 13 May 2016, 16:00-17:30
    Location: OMHP room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcs.humanities.uva.nl/upcoming-events/

  • 13 May 2016, DIP Colloquium, Bjørn Jespersen

    Speaker: Bjørn Jespersen (Barcelona)
    Title: A critique of act theories of propositions and predication
    Date and time: Friday 13 May 2016, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • 13 May 2016, Teachers' professional knowledge and noticing: The case of multiple representations in the mathematics classroom., Anika Dreher (Kiel)

    Speaker: Anika Dreher (Kiel)
    Date and time: Friday 13 May 2016, 13:00-15:00
    Location: Room G2.13, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    This is a guest lecture given as part of the course "Studies of Mathematical and Logical Practice". For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=7276 or http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/home/loewe/2015-16-II/SMLP.html.

  • 13 May 2016, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Guido Bacciagaluppi

    Speaker: Guido Bacciagaluppi (Utrecht)
    Title: Von Neumann’s no-Hidden-Variables Theorem (and Hermann’s Critique)
    Date and time: Friday 13 May 2016, 13:00-14:30
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/Vaananen65/

  • 20 May 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Benjamin Icard & Markus Pfundstein

    Speakers: Benjamin Icard (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris) & Markus Pfundstein
    Date and time: Friday 20 May 2016, 13:00-15:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar

  • 27 May 2016, DIP Colloquium, Lavinia Picollo & Thomas Schindler

    Speakers: Lavinia Picollo (MCMP Munich) & Thomas Schindler (Cambridge)
    Date and time: Friday 27 May 2016, 16:00-17:30

    For abstracts and more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/.

  • (New) 27 May 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hein Duijf

    Speaker: Hein Duijf
    Date and time: Friday 27 May 2016, 13:00-14:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar

  • 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 uva.nl if you are planning to attend.

    For more information, see https://medewerker.uva.nl/en/humanities/a-z/a-z/a-z/content/folder-2/grant-team/

  • 3 June 2016, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Karin Kukkonen

    Speaker: Karin Kukkonen
    Title: Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive Processing
    Date and time: Friday 3 June 2016, 16:00-17:30
    Location: OMHP room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam

    For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcs.humanities.uva.nl/upcoming-events/

  • 3 June 2016, Dutch Social Choice Colloquium, Antoinette Baujard, Markus Brill, Harrie de Swart

    Speaker: Antoinette Baujard, Markus Brill, Harrie de Swart
    Date and time: Friday 3 June 2016, 14:00-17:30
    Location: Room C1-4, Theil Building, Campus Woudenstein, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    This edition of the Dutch Social Choice Colloquium will feature invited talks by Harrie de Swart (Rotterdam) Antoinette Baujard (Lyon) and Markus Brill (Oxford) on majority measures, evaluative voting and approval-based committee voting. All welcome.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/DSCC/ or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at uva.nl).

  • 10 June 2016, APES Symposium with Lisa Herzog (Frankfurt) and Harold Kincaid (Cape Town)

    Date and time: Friday 10 June 2016, 10:30-13:00
    Location: Facultyroom 1.17, Oude Turfmarkt 147, Amsterdam

    For more information see http://www.uva.nl/disciplines/wijsbegeerte/home/componenten-middenkolom/agenda/.

  • 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 http://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/Midsummernight2016/

  • 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 science.uva.nl
  • 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 http://vossius.uva.nl/news-and-events/componenten-midden/news/news/content/

  • (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 fil.lu.se before 20 June if you'd like to attend any of the talks.

    For more information and a programme, see https://conceptualspaces360.wordpress.com/events/.

  • (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 http://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/Talent+Scheme/

  • 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 uva.nl

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