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Speaker: Eric Pacuit (Maryland)Title: Lecture Series "Neighborhood Semantics for Modal Logic"Date and time: 1-15 June 2016, 14:00-15:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar
Location: Nina van Leerzaal, Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam
Kick-off workshop for the ERC grant "BroadSem: Broad Coverage Semantic Parsing" on June 2 in central Amsterdam (Allard Pierson Museum). Besides semantic parsing, we will also look into related problems and methods in natural language understanding. We have a great set of guest speakers including Guillaume Bouchard (UCL), Mirella Lapata (Edinburgh), Dan Roth (UIUC) and Nathan Schneider (GWU). Free sign-up!
For more information, see https://broadsem.wordpress.com/
Date and time: Thursday 2 June 2016, 15:00-17:00Location: 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-fgwuva.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/
Speaker: Karin KukkonenTitle: Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive ProcessingDate and time: Friday 3 June 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: OMHP room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcs.humanities.uva.nl/upcoming-events/
Speaker: Antoinette Baujard, Markus Brill, Harrie de SwartDate and time: Friday 3 June 2016, 14:00-17:30Location: 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.
Date and time: Tuesday 7 June 2016, 14:00-17:00 hCosts: FreeHomepage: www.fleurbouwer.nl/workshop
When we hear music, we often tap our feet, dance together or play and sing together. In order to do this, we need to be able to synchronize our behavior to the regular beat that is often present in music. This seems an easy task, but how do our brains accomplish this? Can everyone do this? And is this specific to humans?
This workshop on beat perception is organised on the occasion of the PhD defense of Fleur Bouwer on June 8. Distinguished international speakers will discuss several aspects of beat perception and prediction. Topics range from the role of the motor system in beat perception, to beat perception in non-human animals and timing and predictions in the human brain.
For more information on the workshop, see http://www.fleurbouwer.nl/workshop
Speaker: Romke RouwTitle: Individual Differences in Sensations.Date and time: Friday 10 June 2016, 15:00-16:30Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Dr. Romke Rouw will give a talk on synesthesia titled Individual Differences in perception. For an extensive abstract, see: https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/
For more information, see https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/
Date and time: Friday 10 June 2016, 10:30-13:00Location: Facultyroom 1.17, Oude Turfmarkt 147, Amsterdam
For more information see http://www.uva.nl/disciplines/wijsbegeerte/home/componenten-middenkolom/agenda/.
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/
Speaker: Joe Halpern (Cornell University)Title: Decision theory with resource-bounded agentsDate and time: Friday 17 June 2016, 15:00Location: CWI room L016, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
For more information, see https://www.cwi.nl/aco-seminar or http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=7403.
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.For more information, please contact bloewescience.uva.nl
Literature: Matthew Anderson, Anuj Dawar: On Symmetric Circuits and Fixed-Point Logics. STACS 2014: 41-52
Location: Jaarbeurs MeetUp, Beatrixgebouw, Utrecht, Netherlands
Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. In particular, the ERC encourages proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches. ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers - the sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence.
To gain an overall view of the rules and possibilities, we cordially invite you to an ERC information session. During this session, your National Contact Points will inform you of the possible type of grants, the rules for participation and the evaluation process. In addition a member of an evaluation panel will tell you about his/her experience with evaluating ERC proposals (TBC) and an ERC grant holder will share his tips and tricks.
For more information, see http://english.rvo.nl/news/events/information-session-erc-grants-0
Date and time: Monday 27 June 2016, 15:00-18:00Location: 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/
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.zenkerfil.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/.
Date and time: Friday 1 July 2016, 09:00-16:45Location: NWO Java building, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, 2593 CE, The Hague
On Friday 1 July NWO is organising an information meeting for researchers that want to apply for a Veni, Vidi or Vici grant. Practical information will be given and laureates, selection committee members and NWO coordinators will share their experiences. The morning programme is for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the afternoon programme is for the Natural Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. The meetings will be held in English.
For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/calendar/2016/
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/
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 illcuva.nl