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These pages provide information about recent developments at or relevant to the ILLC (last update: 30 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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  • New Book: Handbook of Computational Social Choice

    The Handbook of Computational Social Choice, edited by Felix Brandt (Munich), Vincent Conitzer (Duke), Ulle Endriss (ILLC), Jérôme Lang (Paris), and Ariel Procaccia (Carnegie Mellon) has just appeared with Cambridge University Press.

    The digital edition of the book is freely available at Find it under "Resources" und use the password cam1CSC to unlock it. This password can be distributed openly and legally.

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

  • Fenrong Liu publishes an article in Guangming Daily

    Fenrong Liu publishes an article "Advances in Modern Logic" in Guangming Daily April 13, 2016, one of the most influential newspapers in China. In the article, she argues that social structure plays an important role in intelligent interactions, and she explains some open problems and challenges in logic once we start thinking from a social dimension.

    For more information, see

  • New sourcebook on Formal Epistemology: ``Readings in Formal Epistemology: "Readings in Formal Epistemology"

    This volume presents 38 classic texts in formal epistemology, and strengthens the ties between research into this area of philosophy and its neighbouring intellectual disciplines. The editors provide introductions to five subsections: Bayesian Epistemology, Belief Change, Decision Theory, Interactive Epistemology and Epistemic Logic.

    For more information, see

  • The Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences has officially opened

    After almost 400 years, the first professor at the University of Amsterdam, Gerardus Vossius, has been honored with a Center that aims to bring together researchers from all faculties who share an interest in the history of humanities and sciences.

    For more information, see

  • 31 March - 9 June 2016, Several IXA workshops on valorisation

    IXA organises a new serie of workshops on various topics in valorisation. The workshops are very pratical to get you started immediately. The workshops are open to all scientists from AMC, HvA, UvA, VU, VUmc and NWO Institutes. Participation is free of charge and for the workshops starting at 08:30 breakfast will be served. The location of the workshops is alternately at the VU, UvA or AMC.

    For more information, see

  • Rens Bod delivered the Academy Lecture 2016 at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

    On 8 March 2016 Rens Bod delivered the 2016 Academy lecture to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters entitled "How Interactions between Humanities and Science have Shaped our Knowledge".

    For more information, see

  • 18 March - 4 September 2016, UvA Special Collections Exhibition 'Out of the Box'

    The exhibition 'Out of the Box' showcases items from the rich heritage of the University of Amsterdam, selected by UvA scholars from various disciplines. Amongst the items are selections by ILLC researchers Rens Bod, Bas Cornelissen, Henkjan Honing and Carlos Vaquero.

    For more information (in dutch) see

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