News Archives 2015
These pages provide information about recent developments at or relevant to the ILLC. 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.
Headlines Past Events
Headlines Calls for Paper
Headlines Past Conferences
Headlines MoL and PhD defenses
Headlines Projects and Awards
Headlines Funding, Grants and Competitions
Headlines Open Positions at ILLC
Headlines Open Positions, General
No Past appointments
No Former Regular Events
17 December 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Allard TammingaSpeaker: Allard Tamminga (Utrecht & Groningen)Title: Collective obligations: logical and game-theoretic considerationsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16-18 December 2015, Amsterdam Colloquium 2015Deadline: 1 September 2015
The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages.
The 20th Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops on Negation and on Reasoning in Natural Language; and one evening lecture, jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.
Furthermore, there will be a special issue of the journal Topoi with selected contributions presented at the Colloquium, both in the main programme and in the workshops.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/AC/AC2015/
15 December 2015, DIP Colloquium, Christoph HarbsmeierSpeaker: Christoph Harbsmeier (Oslo)Title: Logical and Rhetorical complexity in classical Latin versus classical ChineseLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
14-15 December 2015, Inquisitive Turn closing event, Amsterdam Business School, RoeterseilandLocation: Amsterdam Business School, Roeterseiland
The aim of the Inquisitive Turn project (2010-2015) has been to develop a new perspective on meaning in semantics, logic, and pragmatics, which places informative and inquisitive content on equal footing.
The closing event of the project will consist of two workshops, one on "Questions in Logic and Semantics", and one on "Questions in Pragmatics".
For more information, see https://www.illc.uva.nl/inquisitivesemantics/workshops/
11 December 2015, DIP Colloquium, Sebastiano Moruzzi & Filippo FerrariSpeaker: Sebastiano Moruzzi & Filippo Ferrari (University of Bologna - COGITO)Title: Deflationary PluralismLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 December 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Jan SprengerSpeaker: Jan Sprenger (Tilburg)Title: Foundations for a Theory of Causal StrengthLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 December 2015, Workshop on Fixpoint Logics, Automata and Expressiveness, Room 1.90, Building J/K, Valckeniersstraat 65-67, 1018 XE AmsterdamLocation: Room 1.90, Building J/K, Valckeniersstraat 65-67, 1018 XE Amsterdam
- Martin Otto (TU Darmstadt)
- Igor Walukiewicz (LABRI, Université Bordeaux-I)
- Sebastian Enqvist (University of Amsterdam)
- Alessandro Facchini (IDSIA)
- Yde Venema (University of Amsterdam)
International experts will give talks on topics related to fixpoint logics, automata, bisimulation and second-order logics. More information on the workshop can be found on the webpage at http://fcarreiro.github.io/workshop.html, or contact f.m.carreiro at uva.nl.
7 December 2015, History of Humanities and Sciences MeetingLocation: Belle van Zuylenzaal (Room C1.13), Universiteitsbibliotheek, Singel 425, Amsterdam
The next History of Humanities and Sciences Meeting will take place on Monday 7 December, with two talks on HHS -- ranging from Europe to Japan!
After the talks, we will give an update about the latest news on our Center. The Governing Board (CvB) of the UvA has decided last month to grant our subsidy request and we will start as an official Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences from 2016 onwards. This is great news, and we will celebrate the new Center with a major kick-off event in 2016. More news will follow soon. On December 7 we will already give some further details about our new course in HHS, our research program for the years to come, our ideas about the fellowship program, and our new collaboration between the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte and the UvA.
7 December 2015, Lecture, Seth YalcinSpeaker: Seth Yalcin (Berkeley)Title: Some Problems of De Re ModalityLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, contact Maria Aloni at m.d.aloni at uva.nl
4 December 2015, Cool Logic, Robert WhiteSpeaker: Robert White (ILLC/INRIA)Title: Retrieval and Verification of Higher Order Logic ProofsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
3 December 2015, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Grzegorz ChrupaÅ‚aSpeaker: Grzegorz ChrupaÅ‚a (Tilburg)Title: Learning visually grounded linguistic representationsLocation: ILLC Common Room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
3 December 2015, CWI Lectures on Quantum ComputingLocation: Science Park Congress Centre, Science Park 125, AmsterdamCosts: none
Several internationally renowned speakers will bring you up-to-date on the exciting topic of quantum computing. The symposium is aimed towards a general academic public. CWI Lectures 2015 are organized by CWIÂ´s Algorithms & Complexity group, headed by Prof. Harry Buhrman.
Speakers: Prof. Ronald Hanson (Delft TU), Prof. Richard Jozsa (Cambridge), Prof. Serge Massar (Bruxelles) and Prof. Mario Szegedy (Rutgers).
2 December 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Johannes Marti and Riccardo PinosioSpeaker: Johannes Marti and Riccardo PinosioTitle: Duality for Non-monotonic Consequence Relations and AntimatroidsLocation: Room B0.204, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg.
1 December 2015, Computational Linguistics Reading GroupLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Topic: Griffiths and Ghahramani (2015): Indian Buffet Process
For more information and abstracts, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/
29 November 2015, De Wetenschap van Muzikaliteit, Henkjan HoninghSpeaker: Henkjan HoninghLocation: Eureka Festival, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
Henkjan Honing will give a lecture at the Eureka Festival, the Festival of the Nationale Wetenschapsagenda. He will talk about Snowball (a white cockatoo who likes dancing to the Backstreet Boys), Ronan (a headbanging sea lion), and the question whether there is good music being made in the animal kingdom and whether they can dance or not.
For more information see http://www.eurekafestival.nl/ and http://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/nieuws/uva-nieuws/content5/2015/11/.
27 November 2015, Cool Logic, Omer KoratSpeaker: Omer Korat (ILLC)Title: Challenges for a Theory of PluralityLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Different predicates give rise to different entailment patterns, both distributive and collective. Some predicates are ambiguous between distributive and collective readings. To complicate things further, in some cases two arguments of a predicate may be interpreted distributively: such readings are affected not only by the predicate, but also by the argument.
In this talk I present various entailment patterns which emerge as a result of properties of nominal expressions, and describe several attempts to derive these patterns in an algebraic (mereological) framework. Finally, I demonstrate where these analyses fail, and what may be a possible solution.
27 November 2015, OSL PhD Newsroom, Corina KoolenSpeaker: Corina KoolenTitle: The Gender Factor in Judging Literary Quality – a Quantitative ApproachLocation: Room 5.56, PC Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam
The Newsroom is the regular OSL (Onderzoeksschool Literatuurwetenschap) PhD event for the discussion of seminal theoretical texts, research in progress and recent developments in literary studies. Each session is curated by a PhD student, this time by Corina Koolen. She will present her research on the role of gender in judgements of literary quality in the context of the project "The Riddle of Literary Quality". Dr. Saskia Pieterse (UU), as senior researcher, will reflect on the presentation.
The project "The Riddle of Literary Quality" is a research project of the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands in collaboration with the Fryske Akademy and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (University of Amsterdam). It is led by Karina van Dalen-Oskam and Rens Bod.
27 November 2015, Projection in Discourse: from formal to data-driven approachesSpeaker: Nicholas Asher, Bart Geurts, Julie Hunter, Hans Kamp, Emar Maier, Rob van der Sandt, Jennifer Spenader, Henk ZeevatLocation: Groningen, the NetherlandsCosts: free
We are inviting participants for the workshop "Projection in Discourse: from formal to data-driven approaches”, held on Friday November 27 at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, on the occasion of Noortje Venhuizen's PhD defense. The aim of this workshop is to bring together current theoretical and empirical analyses of the behaviour of different types of projection phenomena, and their relation to other aspects of meaning. Besides several invited talks, the workshop will include a "data-driven" session, in which the participants are invited to collaborate on the analysis of real-life linguistic examples.
Attending the workshop is free, but we kindly ask you to register before Friday, November 20, via the registration form on the website.
For more information, see: https://sites.google.com/site/projectionindiscourse
26-28 November 2015, LogiCIC Workshop 2015 'Reasoning in social context'Location: Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, AmsterdamDeadline: 7 November 2015
Via this workshop, we are creating a forum to exchange ideas and explore new territory in which it is clear that logic can make a difference. We are particularly interested in the interplay between logic and the social sciences, i.e. both in studying complex social-epistemic scenarios as well as in the logical tools and techniques that can be used to model them. We approach the theme of this workhop from an interdisciplinary angle, and welcome any insights on to the topic coming from areas such as Logic, Game Theory, Belief Revision Theory, Formal Epistemology, Social Science, Cognitive Science and AI (multi-agent systems).
For more information, see https://logicicworkshop2015.wordpress.com/welcome/ or contact p.rossel at uva.nl.
20 November 2015, DIP Colloquium, Justin BledinSpeaker: Justin Bledin (Johns Hopkins University)Title: Resistance & ResolutionLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
18 November 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Alberto GattoSpeaker: Alberto GattoTitle: Derivative and counting operators on topological spacesLocation: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
I will introduce the first-order languages L2 and Lt (from 'Topological model theory' by Flum and Ziegler), and the modal language Lm with derivative and counting operators. I will then illustrate original work which establishes the equivalence between Lt and Lm over T3 spaces, and that the result fails over T2 spaces. I will then present a recent axiomatisation of the Lm theory of the classes of all T3, T2, and T1 spaces. I will then discuss the open problem of proving that Lm enriched with only finitely many other modal operators is still less expressive than Lt over T2 spaces, and present some partial results. Finally, I will conclude by illustrating possible directions of future work.
18 November 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Sebastian EnqvistSpeaker: Sebastian EnqvistTitle: Some open problems concerning MSO for coalgebrasLocation: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Enqvist: I present some recent joint work with Fatemeh Seifan and Yde Venema, in which we introduced monadic second-order logic interpreted on coalgebras. Our main results provided conditions under which the coalgebraic modal mu-calculus for a given functor is the bisimulation invariant fragment of the corresponding MSO language. The focus of the talk will be on some open problems related to this topic.
18 November 2015, ILLC visiting lectures, Asad SayeedSpeaker: Asad SayeedLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
On Wednesday afternoon November 18th, Asad Sayeed, a well-known researcher in the field of computational linguistics, will visit the ILLC. Asad will give two lectures, one aimed especially on students and one research lecture on a topic to be announced.
The programme for his visit will be as follows.
16:00-16:20 Research talk
After the lectures Asad will be available for meetings with PhD students.
18 November 2015, Bèta Break, Jan van de Craats, Henkjan Honing, Michiel SchuijerSpeaker: Jan van de Craats, Henkjan Honing, Michiel SchuijerTitle: Breuken, Beats & BeethovenLocation: FNWI Central Hal, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
In deze editie gaat de BètaBreak het hebben over de wetenschap van muziek. Dissonanten, resonanten, boventonen, octaven; er zijn vele wiskundige en natuurkundige wetten te vinden in de muziek. Maar waarom vinden we dat eigenlijk mooi? Houden onze hersenen van wiskundige patronen? En hoe zit het met andere culturen, die weer andere toonverhoudingen waarderen?
For more information, see http://www.betabreak.nl/
18 November 2015, ILLC visiting lectures, Arianna BisazzaSpeaker: Arianna BisazzaLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
On Wednesday morning November 18th, Arianna Bisazza, a well-known researcher in the field of computational linguistics, will visit the ILLC. Arianna will give two lectures, one aimed especially on students and one research lecture on a topic to be announced.
The programme for her visit will be as follows.
10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:20 Research talk
After the lectures Arianna will be available for meetings with PhD students.
17 November 2015, ILLC visiting lectures, Tejaswini DeoskarSpeaker: Tejaswini DeoskarLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
On Tuesday afternoon November 17th, Tejaswini Deoskar, a well-known researcher in the field of computational linguistics, will visit the ILLC. Tejaswini will give two lectures, one aimed especially on students and one research lecture on a topic to be announced.
The programme for her visit will be as follows.
16:00-16:20 Research talk
After the lectures Tejaswini will be available for meetings with PhD students.
13 November 2015, Cool Logic, Paula HenkSpeaker: Paula Henk (ILLC)Title: What We Know but Peano Arithmetic Doesn't - Modal Logics of Nonstandard Notions of ProvabilityLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
12 November 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Iris van de PolSpeaker: Iris van de Pol (ILLC)Title: How Difficult is it to Think that you Think that I Think that . . . ?Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
6 November 2015, ILLC Current Affairs MeetingLocation: ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about 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 (also in the ILLC Common Room).
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl.
5 November 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Prof. Teddy SeidenfeldSpeaker: Prof. Teddy Seidenfeld (Carnegie Mellon)Title: A modest proposal to use Rates of Incoherence as a guide for personal uncertainties about logic and mathematics.Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 November 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Marta BilkovaSpeaker: Marta BilkovaTitle: Coalgebraic many-valued logicsLocation: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 November 2015, Horizon 2020 Informatics Information DayLocation: Room B0.160, Science Park 904, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Learn about the upcoming Work Programmes 2016-2017 and how to successfully participate. Invited speakers are advisors from the National Contact Point for ICT, UvA grant advisor and experienced FP7 and H2020 participant.
15:00 Welcome and introduction Carolien Zijderveld (UvA, grant advisor) and Silvia Wissel (UvA, project manager)
15:10 Bert van Werkhoven and/or Ruben Wassink (advisors Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland-National Contact Point H2020 ICT) on Horizon2020 Lessons learned, News from ICT Lisbon and Draft WP's 2016-2017 ICT Leit, FET, RIs, eHealth
16:10 Experience from being reviewer to H2020 by Annette Dirac (UvA, grant advisor)
16:35 Experience from a coordinator's and partner's point of view Alfons Hoekstra (UvA, researcher, coordinator FET HPC ComPat project in H2020)
30 October 2015, Cool Logic, Maximilian HuberSpeaker: Maximilian Huber (Geneva)Title: Could Pigs Fly?Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
An answer to this question depends on what kind of modality (logical, physical or biological) is in play: Flying pigs do not violate any logical or physical laws; therefore, it is logically and physically possible that pigs fly (think of very tiny pigs with large wingspans). However, there are no biological laws; it is hence either trivial that flying pigs are biologically possible, or an answer is more complicated. In this talk, we will explore the second option. We will first get acquainted with one of the very few explicit definitions of biological possibility which is due to Daniel Dennett and based on the Library of Mendel thought experiment. Second, we will see how the Library of Mendel can be used as stepping stone for logical models of pig mutants. Time permitting, we will have a more detailed look at one such model constructed in the framework of graded modal logic.
30 October 2015, DIP Colloquium, Michael FrankeSpeaker: Michael Franke(Tübingen)
29 October 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Tomas VelozSpeaker: Tomas VelozTitle: Toward a Quantum Theory of Cognition: History, Development and PerspectivesLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
28 October 2015, ILLC visiting lectures, Dirk HovySpeaker: Dirk HovyLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
On October 28th, Dirk Hovy, a well-known researcher in the field of computational linguistics, will visit the ILLC. Dirk will give two lectures, one aimed especially on students and one research lecture on a topic to be announced. The programme for his visit will be as follows.
10:40-11:00 coffee break
11:00-11:20 research talk
From 12:15 to 13:15 Dirk will be available for meetings with PhD students.
27 October 2015, Logic Tea, Julian SchloederSpeaker: Julian SchloederTitle: English Intonational Meaning in ContextLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
26 October 2015, Guest lecture, Zsofia ZvolenskySpeaker: Zsofia ZvolenskyTitle: Revisiting a Problem for Possible-Worlds Analyses of ModalityLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
23 October 2015, DIP Colloquium, Andreas Kapsner and Peter VerdeeSpeaker: Andreas Kapsner (MCMP) and Peter Verdee (Louvain)Title: From Dual-Intuitionistic to Adaptive Nelson LogicLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
23 October 2015, Alumni Event bachelor/master programmes Informatics UvA: Amsterdam Computer Science: from the lab to the real worldLocation: Science Park 904, Amsterdam
15:30 uur - Theo Gevers on "3D Vision"
16:15 uur - Frank van Harmelen on "The Biggest Knowledge-Base in History"
There will also be a business market where information on developments and open positions in industry is available.
For registration and more information, see http://backtobasic-event.nl/
21 October 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, CancelledSpeaker: Cancelled (was: Sebastian Enqvist)
16 October 2015, Cool Logic, Esteban Landerreche CardilloSpeaker: Esteban Landerreche CardilloTitle: Almost Perfect Security for an Unconditionally Secure CommunicationLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 October 2015, DIP Colloquium, Liz CoppockSpeaker: Liz Coppock (Gothenborg)Title: Outlook-based semanticsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
13 October 2015, Logic Tea, Malvin GattingerSpeaker: Malvin GattingerTitle: From Muddy Children to Sum and Product in a few seconds -- Symbolic Model Checking for Dynamic Epistemic Logic.Location: Room F1.13, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 October 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yibin DaiSpeaker: Yibin DaiTitle: Truth and truth practices:An investigation of Davidsonâ€™s theory of truth.Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 October 2015, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Marta BilkovaSpeaker: Marta BilkovaTitle: Uniform Interpolation in Provability Logics via Proof TheoryLocation: A.W. De Grootkamer (room 0.19), Trans 8, Utrecht
For abstracts and more information, see http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html
5 October 2015, Faculty Colloquium, Raquel FernándezSpeaker: Raquel FernándezTitle: Modelling ConversationLocation: Room C1.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Raquel Fernández will contribute the "Academic Highlight" at the next Faculty Colloquium.
For more information, see https://staff.uva.nl/science/news-events/events/events/events/content/folder/
2 October 2015, Cool Logic, Stella MoonSpeaker: Stella MoonTitle: Deflationism and Axiomatic Theories of TruthLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD candidates
In the early 1900s, some paradoxes were discovered regarding the notion of truth. This led some philosophers to suggest abandoning truth entirely. However, Tarski's ground breaking paper “The concept of truth in formalized languages” (1935) reintroduced the concept of truth as a respectable notion. He introduced the notion of metalanguage and object language to avoid the paradoxes. This also led to a view called deflationism. Deflationism is a view that the assertion of truth should not assert more than the statement itself.
Since then, there have been attempts to formalise the concept of truth. There are two ways of formalising the concept: semantic and axiomatic theories of truth. Semantic theories use models of formal theories to state whether a sentence is true or false. This is generally accepted and used in model theory. Axiomatic theories introduce truth into the language of the theory.
We will use Peano Arithmetic (PA) as our base theory, the theory of the object language. We can show Goedel's theorems in PA and discuss truth in arithmetic. To respect deflationists' view on truth, I will introduce proof theoretic and model theoretic conservativities, and discuss the compositional axioms of truth.
1 October 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa) guest presentations by Joan Casas-Roma, Maximilian Huber and He ShunnanLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
This Thursday we will have a session with three presentations from our current visitors.
Titles and Speakers:
Joan Casas-Roma: Games and bluffs: reasoning about strategies with imperfect information and wrong beliefs.
Maximilian Huber: Biological modalities: logical models of hemoglobin variants.
He Shunnan: Knowing an action: a new approach in PDL.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar
29 September 2015, Lecture and discussion with Nobel Prize Winner 2014 William MoernerLocation: Room C0.05, Science Park 904, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof. William E. Moerner (1953) was, together with Eric Betzig and Stefan Hell, awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 'for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy'. Moerner heads The Home of Single-Molecule Spectroscopy at Stanford University (USA). He applies this techniques to explore chemical, physical and biological phenomena.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/faculties/content/
25 September 2015, DIP Colloquium, Fred KroonSpeaker: Fred Kroon (Auckland)Title: Kripke's Reference and Existence and the problem of surrogate fictional objectsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
21-26 September 2015, 11th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC), Tbilisi, GeorgiaLocation: Tbilisi, GeorgiaDeadline: 26 September 2015
The Eleventh Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia from 21 September until 26 September 2015.
The Symposium is organized by the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Academy of Sciences and Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. The 2015 forum is the eleventh instalment of a series of biannual Symposia.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2015/
18 September 2015, Cool Logic, Suzanne van Wijk (ILLC)Speaker: Suzanne van Wijk (ILLC)Title: Coalition in Epistemic PlanningLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD candidates
Epistemic planning is an adaptation of a field in artificial intelligence, called automated planning, which develops algorithms that find plans that an agent can follow to reach his goal. Epistemic planning has the same intentions, but uses dynamic epistemic logic to define the planning problems and the plans, using the knowledge of the agent in the definition of a solution. I will present (part of) my thesis, where I extended epistemic planning to be able to deal with multiple acting agents, rather than just one. I will present the framework I developed, consisting of action control models and static control models, which are a combination of the standard models of DEL (Dynamic Epistemic Logic) and a semantic interpretation of STIT (seeing to it that), and I introduce a logic that talks about the knowledge of (coalitions of) agents and their power, and I show how this framework can be used to define a solution to multi-agent planning problems. Time permitting, I will also introduce a way for the agents to commit to certain actions, thereby enabling a group of agents to coordinate on which joint action to take.
18 September 2015, DIP Colloquium, Julien MurziSpeaker: Julien Murzi (Salzburg)Title: Instability and RevengeLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 September 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Jop BrietSpeaker: Jop BrietTitle: Tight Hardness of the Non-commutative Grothendieck ProblemLocation: CWI room L017, Science Park 123
14 September 2015, De vluchtelingencrisis - geesteswetenschappelijke perspectievenLocation: Spui 25, Amsterdam
De vluchtelingencrisis is uitgegroeid tot een van de grootste rampen in de recente geschiedenis. Hoe kan het dat Europa en de rest van de wereld geen antwoord hebben op deze humanitaire crisis?
Sprekers: Frank van Vree, Rens Bod, Mariwan Kanie, Michiel Leezenberg, Robbert Woltering, Luiza Bialasiewicz, Geert Janssen en Beate Roessler
Voor meer informatie, ziehttp://www.spui25.nl/programma/item/ en https://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/agenda/alle-evenementen/content2/lezingen/2015/
14 September 2015, AUC Logic Lectures, Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemTitle: Charting The Realm of LogicLocation: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam
A major reason why logic courses 'work' is that audiences worldwide feel an intuitive resonance with examples of correct and incorrect reasoning. Moreover, many people derive pleasure from exercising their logical skills: I will give a recent internet example that went viral, Cheryl's Birthday. But what is this logical talent, how far does it reach, and how did its academic study originate?
I will discuss a few issues by means of examples:
* Where logic occurs in human cognitive behavior (it is really a family of skills),
* How (or to what extent) reasoning is entangled with language,
* How logical theory arose, and what role it plays in the above.
This lecture is a light introduction to these topics.
For more information, see http://www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures/.
Reference: "Fanning the Flames of Reason", Valedictory Lecture, https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/j.vanbenthem/FanningFlames.pdf.
10 September 2015, From Modal and Non-Classical Logics to the Mathematics of Quantum Information Flow, Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The aim of this workshop is to create a forum to present new developments, exchange ideas, explore and establish new connections between logic, mathematics, computer science and physics.
Topics include the following list but are not restricted to: modal logic, non-classical logic, spatial logic, mathematical structures in logic, quantum computation and quantum information, the foundations of quantum theory.
This workshop is associated with the PhD defense of Shengyang Zhong.
For more information, see https://workshop20150910.wordpress.com/.
9 September 2015, Logic Tea, Paul Van EeckeSpeaker: Paul Van EeckeTitle: Modelling Cultural Language Evolution: the Language Game ParadigmLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 September 2015, Workshop on Correspondence and Canonicity in Non-Classical Logic, Belle van Zuylenzaal, room C1.13 at the University Library (UBA), Singel 425, AmsterdamLocation: Belle van Zuylenzaal, room C1.13 at the University Library (UBA), Singel 425, Amsterdam
The aim of the workshop is to contribute to developing a unified perspective towards the theory and applications of non-classical logics. The workshop will focus on the recent developments of methodologies for correspondence and canonicity in non-classical logics.
4 September 2015, DIP Colloquium, Wang LuSpeaker: Wang Lu (Tsinghua University)Title: The Origins of LogicLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 September 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yanjing WangSpeaker: Yanjing Wang (Peking)Title: Beyond â€œknowing thatâ€: non-standard epistemic logicsLocation: Room B1.25, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
1 September 2015, Workshop on Subjectivity, Evaluativity and Meaning, Belle van Zuylenzaal, room C1.13 at the University Library (UBA), Singel 425, AmsterdamLocation: Belle van Zuylenzaal, room C1.13 at the University Library (UBA), Singel 425, Amsterdam
This workshop aims at bringing together philosophers and semanticists, and host a discussion on pressing issues related to how subjectivity and evaluativity appear in natural language, and how these features can best be modeled.
The workshop is co-located with the PhD defence of Inés Crespo.
For more information, see http://inescrespo.altervista.org/workshop.html
28 August 2015, Drinks with pizza, introduction Master of Logic studentsLocation: Outside Café-Restaurant Polder, Science Park 205, Amsterdam
As every year, we'd like to welcome the new class of Master of Logic students with drinks and pizza in a tent outside of Restaurant Polder at Science Park.
21 August 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Lev VaidmanSpeaker: Lev VaidmanTitle: Counterfactual CommunicationLocation: CWI room L016, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
9 July 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Ren-June WangSpeaker: Ren-June WangTitle: Epistemic Logic, Deductive Rationality and Logical OmniscienceLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 July 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Larry Moss (Indiana University)Speaker: Larry Moss (Indiana University)Title: The Wellfounded Parts of Final Coalgebras are Initial AlgebrasLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
2 July 2015, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting, ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, AmsterdamLocation: ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about 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 (also in the ILLC Common Room).
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl.
30 June 2015, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Benjamin RinSpeaker: Benjamin RinTitle: On Set-Theoretic and Transfinite Analogues of Epistemic Arithmetic and Flagg ConsistencyLocation: ILLC, Science Park 107, room F1.15
For abstracts and more information, see http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html or contact Benno van den Berg (bennovdberg at gmail.com).
26 June 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Rick StatmanSpeaker: Rick StatmanTitle: The Algebraic Approach to Recursive TypesLocation: VU University, Faculty of Sciences, room P631
19 June 2015, Taalverwerving: Kinderspel of Monnikenwerk?, Jeannette SchaefferSpeaker: Jeannette SchaefferLocation: Aula, Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
Inaugural lecture of Jeannette Schaeffer, professor of Language Acquisition.
For more information, see j.c.schaeffer at uva.nl
17 June 2015, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2015, ILLC Common room, Science Park 107, AmsterdamLocation: ILLC Common room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
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.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/
16 June 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Jeremy RibeiroSpeaker: Jeremy RibeiroTitle: A Tight Lower Bound for the BB84-states Quantum Position Verification ProtocolLocation: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
We use the entanglement sampling techniques developed in (Dupuis et al., 2015) to find a lower bound on the entanglement needed by a coalition of cheaters attacking the quantum postition verification protocol using the four BB84 states (QPVBB84) in the scenario where the cheaters have no access to a quantum channel but share a (possibly mixed) entangled state Φ. For a protocol using n qubits, a necessary condition for cheating is that the max-relative entropy of entanglement E_max(Φ) ≥ n − O(log n). This improves previously known best lower bound by a factor approx. 4, and it is essentially tight, since the protocol is vulnerable to a teleportation-based attack using n − O(1) ebits of entanglement.
15 June 2015, DIP Colloquium, Prof. Stephen YabloSpeaker: Prof. Stephen Yablo (MIT)Title: Issues and AttitudesLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
11 June 2015, Crosslinguistic semantics (XLSX) colloquium, Henk ZeevatSpeaker: Henk ZeevatTitle: The Importance of Typology for a Linguistic SemanticsLocation: Room E1.08, Oudemanhuispoort, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam
5 June 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Thomas Pashby.Speaker: Thomas Pashby.Title: Schroedinger's Cat, Event Times and Quantum LogicLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
5 June 2015, Yablo workshop, Room C3.17, Oudemanhuispoort, Vendelstraat 8, AmsterdamSpeaker: Stephen Yablo, Katrin Schulz, Robert van Rooij, Matteo PlebaniLocation: Room C3.17, Oudemanhuispoort, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam
On Friday 5th of June there will be a workshop in honour of Professor Stephen Yablo (MIT). Yablo is a world-leading figure in metaphysics, philosophical logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of mind. The workshop will consist of three talks addressing different aspects of Yablo's work and will conclude with a keynote address by Yablo himself.
The workshop is free and you can simply turn up on the day, but if you are definitely planning to attend please email Luca Incurvati. For more information, please contact L.Incurvati at uva.nl.For more information, see here .
4 June 4 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Henry Yuen (MIT)Speaker: Henry Yuen (MIT)Title: Parallel repetition for entangled games via fast quantum searchLocation: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
The Parallel Repetition Theorem is an important tool in complexity theory and cryptography, used to amplify the hardness of multiplayer games. It roughly states that if a game G, involving two non-communicating players, has value p, then the two-player game G^n -- n independent instances of G in parallel -- has value f(p,G)^n, where f(p,G) is some (complicated) function of p and the game. Recently, there has been much interest in proving a quantum analogue of the Parallel Repetition Theorem, where the players are allowed to use quantum entanglement as part of their strategy. We give improved parallel repetition theorems for entangled games in the case that the players' inputs are uncorrelated.
For more information, contact Ronald de Wolf (rdewolf at cwi.nl)
4 June 2015, Coalgebra in the Netherlands (COIN)Location: Room HG02.032, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
COIN, or Coalgebra in the Netherlands, is a seminar taking place alternating at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and the CWI in Amsterdam. The aim of COIN is to bring together coalgebra researchers from various locations in the Netherlands, and share current results and questions in the world of coalgebra. We welcome presentations on any subject related to coalgebra. As usual, everyone who is interested is cordially invited to come.
Julian Salamanca: Equations and Coequations for Weighted Automata.
Renato Neves: Towards a calculus of hybrid components
Henning Basold: Dependent Inductive and Coinductive Types via Dialgebras in Fibrations
For more information, see http://cs.ru.nl/~hbasold/coin.
28 May 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa mini-workshop on Formal EpistemologyLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
28 May 2015, Theories and Rules, Kanunnikenzaal, Utrecht University Faculty Club, Achter de Dom 7a, UtrechtLocation: Kanunnikenzaal, Utrecht University Faculty Club, Achter de Dom 7a, UtrechtTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD candidates
On May 29th, Jeroen Goudsmit will defend his dissertation "Intuitionistic Rules", written under the supervision of Albert Visser and Rosalie Iemhoff in the project "The Power of Constructive Proofs". This conference is held on the occasion of said defense. The members of the doctoral examination committee will give talks on their areas of expertise, and the conference ends with a talk by Jeroen on his thesis, in which he studies the admissible rules of intermediate logics.
Speakers: Dick de Jongh, George Metcalfe, Nick Bezhanishvili, Silvio Ghilardi, Albert Visser, Rosalie Iemhoff, and Jeroen Goudsmit.
For more information, see http://jeroengoudsmit.com/theories-and-rules/
27 May 2015, Logic Tea, Paolo GaleazziSpeaker: Paolo GaleazziTitle: Play Without Regret: A Talk About RationalityLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
27 May 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milan)Speaker: Silvio Ghilardi (University of Milan)Title: Stable canonical rules: bounded proofs, dichotomy property and admissible basesLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
27 May 2015, AI in Law seminar with Giovanni SartorSpeaker: Giovanni Sartor, Radboud Winkels, Arthur Dyevre, Bart KarstensLocation: Room M 3.02, Amsterdam Business School (Rec M), Plantage Muidergracht 12, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://acle.uva.nl/events/content2/law-lectures/2015/05/ or contact b.karstens at uva.nl.
22 May 2015, Cool Logic, Hugo NobregaSpeaker: Hugo NobregaTitle: Games in Descriptive Set Theory, or: it's all fun and games until someone loses the axiom of choiceLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
Descriptive set theory (DST) is the study of the definable sets of real numbers and similar topological spaces. One of DST's main driving questions is: What can we say about a set if all that we know is that it is definable with a certain complexity? For example, we know that if a set is the projection of a closed subset of the real plane then it cannot be a counterexample to the Continuum Hypothesis. On the other hand, the usual axioms of set theory don't determine whether the same can be said of all *complements* of such sets!
One especially interesting space studied in DST is the Baire space, composed of the infinite sequences of natural numbers. The topology of this space has a certain computational-combinatorial flavor which makes many arguments more intuitive than in other spaces. Another nice aspect of this space is that it lends itself quite naturally to analysis by infinite games, which I hope to convince you of in this talk.
I will start with a brief description of some games which have far-reaching consequences for set theory and the foundation of mathematics. The main focus of the talk will be the games which characterize interesting classes of functions in Baire space, where I will describe results by Wadge, Duparc, Andretta, Semmes, and (time permitting) yours truly. I will assume no prior knowledge other than some basic mathematics, such as the definition of a topology.
22 May 2015, DIP Colloquium, Toby MeadowsSpeaker: Toby MeadowsTitle: What's so natural about generic extensions?Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
21 May 2015, Spinoza Lecture, Prof. Sally HaslangerSpeaker: Prof. Sally HaslangerTitle: Ideology and MoralityLocation: Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
19 May 2015, Special CLS workshop on Statistical Models of GrammaticalityLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The CLS is happy to announce three talks about Statistical Models of Grammaticality studied within the SMOG project at King's College London. SMOG is exploring the construction of an enriched stochastic model that represents the syntactic knowledge that native speakers of English have of their language. We are experimenting with different sorts of language models that contain a variety of parameters encoding properties of sentences and probability distributions over corpora.
Alex Clark: On his work on theoretical results for grammar induction
Shalom Lappin: Experimental work on identifying gradience in speakers' representation of syntactic knowledge
Jey Han Lau: Experiments with unsupervised language models to predict speakers' syntactic acceptability judgements
For more information and abstracts, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/
12-13 May 2015, ILLC Midterm ReviewLocation: Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Just like every other research institute in the Netherlands, every six years the ILLC is evaluated. This year, the institute is up for its Midterm Review over the years 2012 to 2014. For this purpose, the Scientific Advisory Board will come to Amsterdam for a site visit.
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl
11 May 2015, AUC Logic Guest Lectures, Sonja Smets (ILLC)Speaker: Sonja Smets (ILLC)Title: The Epistemic Potential of Groups of AgentsLocation: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam
In this presentation I focus on the 'epistemic potential' of a group of agents, i.e. the knowledge (or beliefs) that the group may come to possess if all its members join their forces and share their individual information. Among the different notions of group knowledge studied in the literature, which one can give us a good measure of a group'sepistemic potential? Hence, when exactly is the group's ability to track the truth higher than that of each of its members? I will answer these questions by paying attention to a number of different factors that may play a role, including: the group's dynamics, the structure of the social network, the individuals' different epistemic interests and agendas, etc. When we take these realistic conditions into account, an accurate formalization of a group's potential knowledge can be developed. I will illustrate the setting with examples from interrogative scenarios in which we allow inter-agent communication as the group's main knowledge-aggregation method.The results reported on in this lecture are based on on-going joint work with A. Baltag and R. Boddy.
For more information, see http://www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures/
11 May 2015, Special Faculty Colloquium "PhDs at the Faculty of Science"Location: Room C1.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
For more information, see https://staff.uva.nl/science/news-events/events/content/events/2015/05/
8 May 2015, Cool Logic, Ugur Dogan (Humboldt University of Berlin)Speaker: Ugur Dogan (Humboldt University of Berlin)Title: Foundations of Nonstandard AnalysisLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
In this talk, we will construct the set of Hyperreal Numbers using the help of Model Theory. The set of Hyperreal Numbers is a field containing real numbers with the addition of "infinitely small" and "infinitely big" numbers.
We will begin with some historical background of Newton's (and Leibniz's, as well) work (differentiation) and why he needed the concept of "infinitely small" numbers. Then to construct the set of Hyperreal Numbers, we will introduce some Model Theoretic concepts (such as languages, structures, sentences and elementarily equivalence) and Los's Theorem. Then, we will construct the nonstandard extension of the set of real numbers which we will call "the set of Hyperreal Numbers" and we will proceed with examples of some actual hyperreal numbers and the extensions of some classical functions from standard analysis, such as exponential function and trigonometric functions. If time permits, we will see some basic theorems in Nonstandard Analysis, such as Robinson's Compactness Criterion.
8 May 2015, DIP Colloquium, Friederike MoltmannSpeaker: Friederike Moltmann (CNRS Paris)Title: Clauses as Predicates of Modal and Attitudinal Objects
7 May 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Giannicola ScarpaSpeaker: Giannicola ScarpaTitle: Nonsignalling correlations in economicsLocation: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
In the work of the game theorist Françoise Forges, nonsignalling correlations independently appear under the name of "belief-invariant communication equilibria". The motivation and the use of these objects are different than what we would expect in quantum information. Here, we explain and unify the two views and introduce the concept of "privacy compatible correlated equilibrium". We model, for example, situations where competing companies benefit from a correlated strategy, without revealing their trade secrets (seen as private inputs).
This is work in progress, together with Andreas Winter (UAB Barcelona) and Ashutosh Rai (University of Latvia).
For more information, please contact Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner at uva.nl)
7-8 May 2015, Amsterdam Quantum Logic Workshop 2015, Nina van Leerzaal, Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation: Nina van Leerzaal, Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This two-day workshop at the University of Amsterdam brings together researchers, scholars, and students to engage in discussions about Quantum Logic, Foundations of Quantum Physics, and Quantum Information Theory.
For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/AQL/AQL15/.
6 May 2015, Inaugural lecture: Concepts in motion, Arianna BettiSpeaker: Arianna BettiLocation: Aula, Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
On Wednesday, May 6th, Arianna Betti will publicly accept her appointment as professor of philosophy of language, with her inaugural lecture entitled `Concepts in motion'.
For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/disciplines/wijsbegeerte/home/componenten-middenkolom/nieuws/
29 April 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Vincenzo Marra (University of Milan)Speaker: Vincenzo Marra (University of Milan)Title: Stone duality above dimension zeroLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
24 April 2015, Cool Logic, Daniil Frumin (ILLC)Speaker: Daniil Frumin (ILLC)Title: Introduction to Coq proof assistantLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
In this talk, I will briefly introduce the theory and practice of Coq - a proof assistant based on dependent type theory. A proof assistant is a piece of software that provides you with a semi-interactive environment for constructing and verifying formal proofs. Coq has been used to prove/verify theorems from "pure math" (e.g. odd order theorem), as well as in software verification (verified C compiler).
Feel free to bring your laptops, as the second part of the talk will be a practical hands-on Coq session, during which we will play a bit with Coq, by defining basic datatypes and proving simple properties about them.
24 April 2015, DIP Colloquium, Graham PriestSpeaker: Graham Priest (CUNY)Title: Thinking the ImpossibleLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
23 April 2015, Crosslinguistic semantics XLSX seminar, Yaron McNabb (UU)Speaker: Yaron McNabb (UU)Title: Cross-categorial intensification: semblance or identity?Location: Room 001 (MFR), Philosophy Department, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam (aka Vendelstraat 001)
23 April 2015, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Michael WellmanSpeaker: Michael WellmanTitle: Understanding the Implications of Algorithmic and High-Frequency TradingLocation: Room A1.04, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
21 April 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Yi-Kai LiuSpeaker: Yi-Kai LiuTitle: One-time Memories in the Isolated Qubits ModelLocation: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
Abstract: We investigate the possibility of constructing tamper-resistant cryptographic devices using quantum mechanics. In particular, we consider "one-time programs" -- programs that can be run only once, and reveal nothing about their internal structure. It is known that one-time programs can be constructed using "one-time memories" -- a simpler class of devices related to oblivious transfer. We show how one-time memories can be built using "isolated qubits" -- qubits that have long coherence times, but can only be accessed using single-qubit gates and measurements; entangling operations are not allowed. Our construction achieves information-theoretic security based on a clear physical assumption, and is potentially realizable using near-future technologies such as solid-state qubits.
For more information, contact Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner at uva.nl)
21 April 2015, ABC Symposium on Decision MakingLocation: Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam
Researchers from various UvA departments share a deep interest in the study of decision making and decision support. Joining forces would enable researchers with backgrounds in, e.g., Psychology, Economics, Biology, Mathematics, Logic, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science to capitalize on their complementary expertise. This, in turn, will allow the UvA to widen the interdisciplinary nature, scope, and significance of ongoing research in the decision sciences, and to educate a new generation of experts in this field. The Symposium on Decision Making will bring together UvA staff members and students from various departments and Master's programmes to discuss central questions, share perspectives, and identify common ground as well as important focus topics for potential research and education initiatives, in an interactive forum.
The programme will consist of a keynote lecture by Paul Glimcher (NYU) on neuroeconomics and three panel discussions on different questions related to decision making and decision support.
17 April 2015, DIP Colloquium, Mark JagoSpeaker: Mark Jago (Nottingham)Title: Exact Truthmaking LogicLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
17 April 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Erik QuaeghebeurSpeaker: Erik QuaeghebeurTitle: Modeling uncertainty using accept & reject statementsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16-18 April 2015, Utrecht Workshop on Proof TheoryLocation: Kromme Nieuwegracht 29, Utrecht, the Netherlands
From April 16-18, 2015 the Utrecht Workshop on Proof Theory will take place at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different areas in proof theory to share results, ideas and methods.
Everybody is welcome to attend the workshop. Please register by sending an email to fan.yang.c at gmail.com. Giving a talk is by invitation only.
For more information, see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~iemhoff/Conferenties/UWPT/
15 April 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Nick Bezhanishvili (ILLC) and Jan van Mill (KdVI)Speaker: Nick Bezhanishvili (ILLC) and Jan van Mill (KdVI)Title: Modal Logic of topologyLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 April 2015, Cool Logic, Mathias MadsenSpeaker: Mathias MadsenTitle: Fear and Loathing in the History of RationalityLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
What is logic, really? Now often thought of as a relatively independent branch of mathematics, logic was in fact for large parts of its history seen as a kind of personal self-improvement tool used to teach oneself proper habits of rational thought.
In my presentation, I will give examples of what this meant for the way logic books were written and used in early modern Europe. From the 17th century onwards, the emerging middle classes borrowed highly selectively from the medieval scholastic tradition in an effort to forge a new secular rationality that could match their increasingly confident class consciousness.
After giving examples of this trend, I will follow the history of that tradition up to the emergence of mathematical statistics, which in the 19th century largely replaced logic as the marker of "Rational Man." Reconstructing this history sheds some new light on the surprisingly virulent disagreements in 20th century statistics.
10 April 2015, DIP Colloquium, Gil SagiSpeaker: Gil Sagi (MCMP Munich)Title: Logicality and Analyticity
10 April 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Davide GrossiSpeaker: Davide GrossiLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 April 2015, Coalgebra in the Netherlands (COIN)Location: CWI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
COIN, or Coalgebra in the Netherlands, is a seminar taking place alternating at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and the CWI in Amsterdam. The aim of COIN is to bring together coalgebra researchers from various locations in the Netherlands, and share current results and questions in the world of coalgebra. We welcome presentations on any subject related to coalgebra.
Marco Peressotti: Behavioural equivalences for coalgebras with unobservable moves
Daniela Petri~an: Up-to techniques for bisimulations with silent moves
Jurriaan Rot: Coalgebraic trace semantics via forgetful logics
For more information, see http://cs.ru.nl/~hbasold/coin/
9 April 2015, Spinoza Lecture, Prof. Sally HaslangerSpeaker: Prof. Sally HaslangerTitle: Ideology and MaterialityLocation: Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
9 April 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Willemien KetsSpeaker: Willemien KetsTitle: Bounded Reasoning and Higher-Order UncertaintyLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 April 2015, Project All, Restrict Some (joint work with Clemens Mayr), Uli Sauerland, ZAS BerlinSpeaker: Uli Sauerland, ZAS BerlinLocation: Leiden University, Eyckhof 3/002
Though projection is the characteristic property of presuppositions, projection from the scope of a quantifier has remained a problem. Experimental evidence has corroborated differences between quantifiers (Chemla 2009, Nat. Lang. Sem.). We propose a new approach based on the idea that silent domain restriction is generally allowed, but must satisfy the strongest meaning principle. Our system makes more accurate predictions than Fox (2013, in Camb. Univ. Press volume) "Strong Kleene" Semantics, however, for modified numerals a combined system seems to fare best.
For more information, contact Prof. Lisa Cheng at L.L.Cheng@hum.leidenuniv.nl.
2 April 2015, ILLC Current Affairs MeetingLocation: ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about 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 (also in the ILLC Common Room).
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl.
1 April 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Daniel Hausmann (FAU Erlangen)Speaker: Daniel Hausmann (FAU Erlangen)Title: Global caching for the alternation-free coalgebraic mu-calculusLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
31 March 2015, Logic Tea, Michal Tomasz GodziszewskiSpeaker: Michal Tomasz GodziszewskiTitle: Learnability in the Limit and Low Sets meet the Church ThesisLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
31 March 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Thomas BolanderSpeaker: Thomas BolanderTitle: Complexity Results in Epistemic PlanningLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
27 March 2015, Cool Logic, Michal Tomasz GodziszewskiSpeaker: Michal Tomasz GodziszewskiTitle: Computational properties of undecidable sentences and concrete model theoryLocation: F1.15 ILLC seminar room, Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
We consider the properties of the arithmetically simplest class of universal (i.e. $\Pi^0_1$) sentences undecidable in sufficiently strong arithmetical theories. Following the framework of experimental logic and results of R. G. Jeroslow obtained in Jer75, we therefore answer an epistemological question about cognitive reasons of epistemic hardness of undecidable arithmetical sentences. We prove that by adjoining the minimal (in the sense of being on a very low level of arithmetical hierarchy) possible set of undecidable sentences to recursive set of axioms of arithmetical theory and closing it under logical consequence, we obtain a theory such that it is not algorithmically learnable (i.e. not $\Delta^0_2$).
25 March 2015, Crosslinguistic semantics XLSX seminar, Federico Gobbo (ACLC, UvA)Speaker: Federico Gobbo (ACLC, UvA)Title: Correlatives cross-linguistically: a constructive grammar approachLocation: Room 001 (MFR), Philosophy Department, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam (aka Vendelstraat 001)
25-28 March 2015, SMART Cognitive Science International Conference, AmsterdamLocation: AmsterdamDeadline: 22 March 2014
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://smartcs.humanities.uva.nl/.
24 March 2015, Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) Lecture, W. Tecumseh FitchSpeaker: W. Tecumseh FitchTitle: The Syntax of Mind: Dendrophilia and Human CognitionLocation: Room 1.03, REC M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam
A fundamental observation about human cognition is that we make "infinite use of finite means," using a limited number of rules and principles to generate unbounded sets of behaviors and to recognize unbounded sets of patterns. In many cases this involves a capacity to both generate and perceive tree structures in stimuli of various types (language, music, social cognition, etc.). Human language in particular requires computational resources that go beyond simple string generation to allow the inference and generation of complex, flexible tree structures. This entails supra-regular (above finite state) computational mechanisms that augment standard finite state mechanisms with a flexible, multi-purpose memory store (a "stack" or equivalent).
I review comparative research gathered over the past decade suggesting that such computational resources are poorly developed or absent in most nonhuman animal species. This body of empirical research implies that the human proclivity for producing and perceiving tree-structured stimuli -- our "dendrophilia" -- represented a key cognitive innovation during recent human evolution. Both brain imaging and comparative research suggest that Broca's area (Brodmann Areas 44 and 45) is an important computational hub for human tree processing, suggesting that this core prefrontal region was harnessed, and its computational role expanded, during the evolution of dendrophilia and human cognitive abilities in general.
For more information, see http://abc.uva.nl/events/item/abc-lecture-tecumseh-fitch.html
20 March 2015, DIP Colloquium, Reinhard MuskensSpeaker: Reinhard Muskens (Tilburg)Title: A Calculus for Sweet SixteenLocation: Room 1.02, Amsterdam University College, Science Park 113, Amsterdam
20 March 2015, 2nd Joint CWI-ILLC table tennis tournamentLocation: CWI Activity room, Science Park 123, AmsterdamCosts: Free
We are happy to announce the second installment of the joint CWI-ILLC table tournament. All employees and students are welcome to join. Besides being a sporting event, this will also be a great opportunity to socialize and get to know some people from CWI. Drinks and snacks will be provided!
19-20 March 2015, ILLC Workshop on Collective Decision Making 2015Location: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
This workshop will adress questions in collective decision making from the perspectives of a variety of disciplines, including artificial intelligence, computer science, logic, economics, political science and philosophy. There is no registration fee and everyone is very welcome to attend. However, please register through the website at least one week in advance.
For more information, see https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/workshop-2015/
18 March 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Ivano Ciardelli (ILLC, UvA)Speaker: Ivano Ciardelli (ILLC, UvA)Title: Dependency as question entailmentLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
13 March 2015, Cool Logic, Richard IniengoSpeaker: Richard IniengoTitle: Great God in Boots: An Introduction to Goedel's Ontological ProofLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
In this talk, I will introduce you to the ontological argument for the existence of God: Its birth in the Middle Ages, its apparent death in the Age of Enlightenment and Gödel's (in)famous ontological proof as an example of its phoenix-like resurrection in our age. To him, the ontological argument posed a logical challenge, namely, "in showing that such a proof with classical assumptions (completeness, etc.) correspondingly axiomatized, is possible." I will walk you through his formal proof in detail.
12 March 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Christian ListSpeaker: Christian ListTitle: From Degrees of Belief to Beliefs: Lessons from Judgment-Aggregation TheoryLocation: Room B0.207, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
12 March 2015, Birthday workshop for Rineke Verbrugge, GroningenLocation: Groningen
In celebration of Rineke Verbrugge's many contributions to science and academia on 12th March 2015, we are organizing a workshop that covers wide range of topics such as logic, AI, and cognitive science. The workshop will be held at the second floor of the Bernoulliborg building of the University of Groningen.
For more information, see http://www.ai.rug.nl/SocialCognition/2015/03/04/schedule-workshop-rineke50/
11 March 2015, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Kostas Tsaprounis (Athens)Speaker: Kostas Tsaprounis (Athens)Title: Elementary embeddings and (very) large cardinalsLocation: Room 610, Hans Freudenthal Building, Budapestlaan 6, Utrecht
In this (tutorial) talk we present some of the usual (very) large cardinals, which are those described by the existence of elementary embeddings between transitive class models of ZFC set theory. We look at some standard results and techniques in the context of such elementary embeddings. Subsequently, we introduce the hierarchies of C^(n)-cardinals, which were defined and studied by Bagaria, giving an overview of their properties and connections with the usual large cardinal hierarchy. Finally, we mention some recent applications of C^(n)-cardinals outside of set theory. (The talk is meant to be accessible to master level students.)
For abstracts and more information, see http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html or contact Benno van den Berg (bennovdberg at gmail.com).
11 March 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Hans van DitmarschSpeaker: Hans van DitmarschTitle: Five Funny BisimulationsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 March 2015, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Tejaswini DeoskarSpeaker: Tejaswini DeoskarTitle: Generalising Strongly-Lexicalised ParsersLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information and abstracts, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/
9 March 2015, AUC Logic Guest Lectures, Ulle EndrissSpeaker: Ulle Endriss (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)Title: Judgment AggregationLocation: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam
Abstract: This lecture will be an introduction to the theory of judgment aggregation (JA). JA deals with the problem of combining the views of several individual agents regarding the truth of a number of propositions, expressed in the language of logic, into a single such view that appropriately reflects the stance of the group as a whole. Applications of JA range from aggregating the opinions of several judges in a court of law into a single legal opinion, all the way to aggregating information received from several autonomous software agents in the context of distributed computing systems.
For more information, see http://www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures
6 March 2015, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Roberto CiuniSpeaker: Roberto CiuniTitle: Plausibility Trees and Simple FutureLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 March 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Daniela Petrisan (Radboud University, Nijmegen)Speaker: Daniela Petrisan (Radboud University, Nijmegen)Title: Up-to techniques for bisimulations with silent movesLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
28 February 2015, Debating WorkshopLocation: Faculty Club (Tinbergen building), Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Do you want to learn all the tricks of successful debating from the former Dutch Debating Champion??? Come and enjoy our interactive and challenging workshop which will enhance your persuasion and argumentation skills and spice up your speech!
This unique event will take place on the 28th of February in Rotterdam, one of the most international hubs of the Netherlands. After the workshop you're also invited to join us for some drinks at a gezellig pub. The event is organized by the ILLC alumni Lena Kurzen, who was a MoL student and got her PhD at the ILLC.
If you want to join us, please sign up on the event webpagehttp://www.hutac.com/index.php?page=events&action=details&id=39, or send Lena an email atlena.kurzen at gmail.com by 23 February.
27 February 2015, Heyting Day 2015Location: Belle van Zuylenzaal, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht
The Arend Heyting Foundation was founded in 1981 by prof. dr. A.S. Troelstra, under the auspices of the The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and has as goal to further the knowledge of mathematical logic, and Intuitionism in particular. The Arend Heyting Foundation organizes an Arend Heyting Lecture at least once every three year. The 2015 Arend Heyting Lecture, entitled "136 years and still going strong?: Cantor's continuum problem", will be given by Michael Rathjen.
The Heyting Day 2015 is dedicated to the celebration of the 75th birthdays of Dick de Jongh and Anne Troelstra. The speakers of this year's Heyting Day are: Lev Beklemishev, Nick Bezhanishvili, Jaap van Oosten, Paulo Oliva and Michael Rathjen.
For more information, see http://phil.uu.nl/~albert/Heyting_Day/
25 February 2015, PhD information event for all Science Master's studentsLocation: Room C0.05, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
As a Master student, you will have to make a choice on what to do after graduation. One of the possibilities is to apply for a PhD position. To inform you about this career path, the NSA Master committee (together with the student council and other student associations) organise a PhD information evening.
Jean-Sebastien Caux (theoretical physicist) will give an introduction on the subject, after which a panel of PhD candidates from various fields will answer your questions and share their experiences with you.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/faculties/content/
25 February 2015, XLSX seminar, Federico Gobbo (ACLC, UvA)Speaker: Federico Gobbo (ACLC, UvA)Title: Correlatives cross-linguistically: a constructive grammar approachLocation: Room 001 (MFR), Philosophy Department, Vendelstraat 8, Amsterdam
20 February 2015, Cool Logic, Pablo OldaqSpeaker: Pablo OldaqTitle: A clear maze: An introduction to Spinoza's EthicsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
This talk will be focused on Spinoza's most important work, his Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order. We will focus on the first part of the book, while also paying attention to other interesting propositions, and show his particular way of reasoning that characterizes this whole book.
20 February 2015, Special event in Celebration of Chinese New Year: From Chinese New Year customs to the communication between UvA and China, Meiyi BaoSpeaker: Meiyi BaoLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The Chinese New Year 'Chun Jie' (Spring Festival) is coming soon, on February 19, according to the lunar calendar this year! Besides celebrating this important festival together, the customs of this traditional festival could also give us a hint of the modern Chinese culture and language.
For more information, please contact chanjuan.pkucs at gmail.com.
Or see here.
18 February 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Helle Hvid HansenSpeaker: Helle Hvid HansenTitle: Strong Completeness for Iteration-Free Coalgebraic Dynamic Logics.Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 February 2015, AUC Logic Guest Lectures, Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemTitle: From logical consequence to styles of reasoning.Location: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam
Abstract: Logical consequences can be viewed as informational dependencies that would also hold in a world empty of people. While consequence is the basis for logic, human agents engage in styles of reasoning, of which I will discuss a few: mathematical proof generating knowledge, default inferences generating beliefs, and of course interactive argumentation where we try to persuade as well as convince. The surprising fact is that logical methods can also help model this wider world of intellectual abilities. In addition, if time permits, I will consider another key feature of human reasoning: its resource-boundedness, and what this means for the actual 'natural logic' we have available for 'thinking fast' in decisions, as opposed to the 'thinking slow' of long-term deliberation, and research.
16 February 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Andreas HuelsingSpeaker: Andreas Huelsing (TU Eindhoven)Title: Hash-based signatures and SPHINCSLocation: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
Abstract: Hash-based signatures are currently the most confidence-inspiring replacement for the signature schemes used today. Their security is solely based on the security of the used hash function(s) and can be related to the same by means of standard-model security reductions. Today's hash-based signature schemes have performance close to that of RSA & Co and are currently subject to standardization. The only drawback of hash-based signature schemes in practice is that they are stateful, i.e., the secret key has to be updated after each signature. However, recent results show that this problem can actually be solved while maintaining practical performance and reliable security. This talk will discuss the basics of hash-based signature schemes. It will cover one-time and many-time signature schemes, Lamports scheme, the Winternitz OTS, Merkle's scheme, and XMSS. Finally, it will be explained how to build practical stateless hash-based signature schemes, explaining the concept of few-time signature schemes and introducing SPHINCS.
For more information, contact Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner at uva.nl)
13 February 2015, Cool Logic, Eileen WagnerSpeaker: Eileen WagnerTitle: What Is This Thing Called Love?Location: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
Our Valentine's Special investigates the metaphysics of love: what is the nature of romantic love? which metaphysical options are there? what are the formal properties of the loving relation? I will try to answer some of these questions, focussing on a plural interpretation of love. Expect obscure philosophy, plural logic, and *lots of pathos*.
13 February 2015, DIP Colloquium, Marco BeniniSpeaker: Marco BeniniTitle: Constructive Adpositional Grammars, FormallyLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
13 February 2015, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Junhua YuSpeaker: Junhua Yu (Tsinghua University)Title: Instantiable neighbourhood (joint work with Johan van Benthem and Nick Bezhanishvili)Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 February 2015, Logic Tea, Marcos CramerSpeaker: Marcos CramerTitle: The Naproche system: Proof-checking mathematical texts in controlled natural languageLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
5 February 2015, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Kristiina RahkemaSpeaker: Kristiina RahkemaTitle: Quantum position verification in the random oracle modelLocation: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
I will present a quantum position verification scheme in the random oracle model and give a security proof sketch for 1D case. Then I will talk about difficulties in higher dimensions and open problems as well as what we are currently doing to solve these open problems.
For more information, contact Christian Schaffner (c.schaffner at uva.nl).
4 February 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Minghui Ma (Southwest University)Speaker: Minghui Ma (Southwest University)Title: Residuated Basic AlgebrasLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
3 February 2015, LoLa Day IISpeaker: Maria Aloni, Franz Berto, Elbert Booij, Jelle Bruineberg, Ricardo Pinosio, Soroush Rafiee Rad, Raquel Fernandez RoviraLocation: Doelenzaal, Singel 425, Amsterdam (morning session) and Bungehuis 0.04, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam (afternoon session)
Everyone is welcome to attend the next LoLa day, which takes place on February 3, 2015 in the city center of Amsterdam.
At this second edition of the LoLa day, we create a platform for the Lola members to present their new results and ongoing work.
For more information, including the scientific programme, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/LoLa-Day/.
30 January 2015, Cool Logic, Stephen PastanSpeaker: Stephen PastanTitle: On the Puzzle of ChangeLocation: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD students
The puzzle of change goes like so. A candle changes from straight to bent; the candle was straight, the candle is bent. But nothing can be both straight and bent. Contradiction! I will discuss the puzzle, its possible solutions, and the consequences it has for objects, properties, and time.
27 January 2015, Computational Linguistics SeminarTitle: Probabilistic logical models of compositionalityLocation: F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In this meeting we will discuss probabilistic models for semantic composition that are based on logical calculi.
For the relevant readings and other information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
23 January 2015, SMART Cognitive Science debate on "Shared mechanisms in language and music"
For abstracts and more information, see http://smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/
21 January 2015, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Junhua Yu (Tsinghua University)Speaker: Junhua Yu (Tsinghua University)Title: Non-self-referential realizable fragments of modal and intuitionistic logicsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 January 2015, DIP Colloquium, Lucas ChampollionSpeaker: Lucas Champollion (NYU)Title: The interaction of compositional semantics and event semanticsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
13 January 2015, Computational Linguistics SeminarTitle: Reading Group on Compositional Distributional SemanticsLocation: F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
This time our reading group will focus on compsitional distributional semantics in multilingual settings. Please check the link below for the relevant papers.
For more information and abstracts, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
13 January 2015, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Svetlana ObraztsovaSpeaker: Svetlana ObraztsovaTitle: Voting and Candidacy Games with Biased PlayersLocation: Room D1.162, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
12 January 2015, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Maria PolukarovSpeaker: Maria PolukarovTitle: Strategic Voting and CandidacyLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
9 January 2015, Celebration: 25 years of Coordination Models and Languages at CWILocation: Turing Room, CWI, Science Park 123, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Friday January 9, 2015 we celebrate prof. dr. Farhad Arbab's achievements of 25 years Coordination Models and Languages at the CWI. The program starts at 13.30 with lectures of the following eminent scientists: Prof. dr. Joseph Sifakis (EPFL/RiSD Lab/CIR/CNRS/VERIMAG); Prof. dr. Ugo Montanari (Università di Pisa); Prof. dr. Krzysztof R. Apt (CWI).
If you wish to attend, please register (without further costs) at our website: https://www.cwi.nl/events/.
Calls for Paper
15-26 August 2016, 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2016), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: 1 June 2015
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 http://esslli2016.unibz.it/.
Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2016 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged. Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses. Proposal submission deadline: 1 June 2015.
8-16 July 2016, North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI 2016), New Brunswick, New JerseyLocation: New Brunswick, New JerseyDeadline: 30 September 2015
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 http://nasslli2016.rutgers.edu/
We invite proposals for courses and workshops that fall into the areas of logic, linguistics, computer science, cognitive science, philosophy and artificial intelligence, and interdisciplinary overlap among them. Examples of possible topics include logics for communication, computational semantics, modal logics, game theory and decision theory, dynamic semantics, machine learning, Bayesian cognitive modeling, probabilistic models of language and communication, and automated theorem proving. By default, courses and workshops meet for 90 minutes on each of five days. Classes may be co-taught by up to two people. Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2015.
9-13 June 2016, 11th International Computer Science Symposium in Russia (CSR 2016), St. Petersburg, RussiaLocation: St. Petersburg, RussiaDeadline: 11 December 2015
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).
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or a full paper of at most 12 page. Proofs and other material omitted due to space constraints are to be put into a clearly marked appendix to be read at discretion of the referees. Papers must present original (and not previously published) research. Submission deadline: December 11, 2015
9-13 May 2016, 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016), SingaporeLocation: SingaporeDeadline: 1 December 2015
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 http://sis.smu.edu.sg/aamas2016
AAMAS 2016, the fifteenth conference in the AAMAS series, seeks the submission of analytical, empirical, methodological, technological, and perspective papers. Authors are requested to pay particular attention to discussing how their work relates to the state of the art in autonomous agents and multiagent systems research. In addition to submissions in the main track, AAMAS 2016 will be soliciting submissions to four special tracks (Innovative Applications, Robotics, Embodied Virtual Agents and Human-Agent Interaction, and Blue Sky Ideas) and a JAAMAS track. Deadline for submissions: November 13th, 2015.
The AAMAS 2016 Organizing Committee also invites proposals for the Tutorial and Workshop Programs, both to be held on 9-10 May, immediately before the technical conference. Tutorials will be a half or full day long. Workshops can vary in length, but most will be one full day in duration. Deadline for tutorial and workshop proposal submissions: December 1 and October 16 2015, respectively.
14-18 March 2016, 10th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2016), Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: 26 October 2015
LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2016 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.
Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Paper submission deadline (extended): October 26, 2015 (23:59 CET).
4-7 March 2016, 17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics, Szklarska Poreba, PolandLocation: Szklarska Poreba, PolandDeadline: 30 November 2015
Linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and interested researchers from other areas are cordially invited to join the 17th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics to be held on the top of the Szrenica mountain in the Giant Mountains on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic on March 4-7, 2016.
The main theme of this yearâ€™s convention is "Conceptual Semantics meets Compositional Semantics". Confirmed invited speakers are Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg), Lotte Hogeweg (University of Amsterdam), Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Galit Sassoon (Bar-Ilan University) and Joost Zwarts (Utrecht University).
For more information see https://sites.google.com/site/szklarskaporeba17/
We invite submission of blind abstracts of no longer than 250 words, to be sent by November 30, 2015.
6-9 January 2016, 2015-16 ASL Winter Meeting, Seattle WA, U.S.A.Location: Seattle WA, U.S.A.Deadline: 11 September 2015
The 2015-16 Winter Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic will take place in conjunction with the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The invited speakers include: D. Bartosova, N. Dobrinen, L. van den Dries, J. Freitag, C. Jockusch, B. Khoussainov, and J. Zapletal.
For more information, see http://www.aslonline.org/asl_meetings.php
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Abstracts must be received by the deadline of September 11, 2015.
4-7 January 2016, Logical Foundations of Computer Science 2016 (LFCS'16), Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.Location: Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.Deadline: 6 September 2015
The LFCS series provides an outlet for the fast-growing body of work in the logical foundations of computer science, e.g., areas of fundamental theoretical logic related to computer science. The LFCS series began with Logic at Botik, Pereslavl-Zalessky, 1989 and was co-organized by Albert R. Meyer (MIT) and Michael Taitslin (Tver), after which organization passed to Anil Nerode.
For more information, see http://lfcs.info/lfcs-2016/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submissions deadline: midnight September 6, 2015, any time zone.
9-12 December 2015, 11th Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE-2015), AmsterdamLocation: AmsterdamDeadline: 24 July 2015
Over the past decade, research in theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence, and microeconomics has joined forces to tackle problems involving incentives and computation. These problems are of particular importance in application areas like the Web and the Internet that involve large and diverse populations. WINE is an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas and results on incentives and computation arising from these various fields.
For more information, see http://event.cwi.nl/wine2015/.
Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts presenting original research on any of the research fields related to WINE 2015. Industrial applications and position papers presenting novel ideas, issues, challenges and directions are also welcome. Deadline: 24 July 2015.
27-29 November 2015, General Proof Theory, Tuebingen, GermanyLocation: Tuebingen, GermanyDeadline: 15 July 2015
General proof theory studies how proofs are structured, and not primarily what can be proved in particular formal systems. It has been developed within the framework of Gentzen-style proof theory, as well as in categorial proof theory.
For more information, see http://ls.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/GPT/
We invite contributed talks on topics of general proof theory, including categorial proof theory. Contributions on related topics are welcome, too. We especially encourage young researchers to contribute. There will be 12 slots for contributed talks (30 min). The deadline for submission is 15 July 2015.
24-28 November 2015, The 20th International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR-20), Suva, FijiLocation: Suva, FijiDeadline: 30 June 2015
The series of International Conferences on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR) is a forum where, year after year, some of the most renowned researchers in the areas of logic, automated reasoning, computational logic, programming languages and their applications come to present cutting-edge results, to discuss advances in these fields, and to exchange ideas in a scientifically emerging part of the world. The 20th LPAR will be held at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji in 2015.
For more information, see http://www.LPAR-20.org/
New results in the fields of computational logic and applications are welcome. Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and practices, as well as experimental and tool papers that describe implementations of systems, report experiments with implemented systems, or compare implemented systems. Abstract submission deadline: 30 June.
18-20 November 2015, LABEX CIMI Pluridisciplinary Workshop on Game Theory, Toulouse, FranceLocation: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: 20 September 2015
The LABEX CIMI Pluridisciplinary Workshop on Game Theory will be the highlight of the LABEX CIMI Thematic Trimester. The workshop will be structured along four themes: Logic and Games, Algorithmic Game Theory, Games and Voting on Networks, and Learning in Games.
On each theme, we plan to have 3 invited talks by internationally renowned experts. In addition, per theme we plan to have one talk by a local researcher and one or two submitted contributions, primarily by PhD students. Anyone can attend the workshop but registration (registration fees will be moderate if any) will be required.
For more information, see http://www.cimi.univ-toulouse.fr/gametheory/en/pluridisciplinary-workshop
If you would like to present your work at the workshop, please send a four-page extended abstract to the organisers by 20 September.
15 November 2015, 4th Workshop on Games and NLP (GAMNLP-15), Santa Cruz CA, U.S.A.Location: Santa Cruz CA, U.S.A.Deadline: 3 July 2015
This workshop aims at promoting and exploring the possibilities for research and practical applications involving Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Games. The main objective is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and share ideas regarding how the NLP research community can contribute to games research and vice versa. The workshop welcomes the participation of both academics and industry practitioners interested in the use of NLP in games or vice versa. It is to be held at the 11th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-15).
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their The workshop accepts three types of submissions: full papers, short papers and system demonstrations. Deadline for submissions: 3 July 2015, 11:59pm HST.
14-15 November 2015, The Eighth Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT8), Santa Cruz CA, U.S.A.Location: Santa Cruz CA, U.S.A.Deadline: 3 July 2015
The Intelligent Narrative Technologies (INT) workshop series aims to advance research in artificial intelligence for the computational understanding and expression of narrative. INT8, the eighth workshop in the series, will be co-located with the Eleventh Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE 2015) at University of California, Santa Cruz.
Recent years have witnessed significant advances in the technical, creative, and aesthetic interpretation of narratives with digital media, including games, simulations, interactive fiction, and electronic literature. Our goal is to contribute to this forward momentum by congregating a multidisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners to share their latest work at the intersection of narrative and technology. Previous meetings of this workshop have brought together computer scientists, psychologists, narrative theorists, media theorists, artists, writers, and members of the interactive entertainment industry. From this broad expertise, the workshop focuses on computational systems to represent, reason about, create, adapt, and perform interactive and non-interactive narrative experiences. This also includes fundamental research in relevant fields such as natural language processing, believable virtual characters, commonsense reasoning, computer vision, computational media, and human storytelling.
For more information, see http://go.ncsu.edu/int8
We invite submissions of full papers (6 pages plus 1 page of references) describing completed or ongoing relevant research and short papers (4 pages including references) for preliminary work, position papers, or work of limited scope. We also invite demo proposals (1 page) and panel proposals (1 page). Submission deadline: July 3
2-6 November 2015, The Ninth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2015), Larnaca, CyprusLocation: Larnaca, CyprusDeadline: 1 June 2015
Context '15 will provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research and applications on context modeling and use. The conference will include paper and poster presentations, system demonstrations, workshops, and a doctoral consortium.
The main theme of CONTEXT 2015 is 'Back to the roots', focusing on the importance of interdisciplinary cooperations and studies of the phenomenon. Context, context modeling and context comprehension are central topics in linguistics, philosophy, sociology, artificial intelligence, computer science, art, law, organizational sciences, cognitive science, psychology, etc. and are also essential for the effectiveness of modern, complex and distributed software systems.
For more information, see http://cyprusconferences.org/context2015/
CONTEXT 2015 invites high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners in foundational studies, applications and evaluations of modeling and use of context in all relevant fields. Submissions may be either full papers of up to 14 pages (in Springer LNCS format) or poster abstracts of 4-6 pages. Submission deadline: June 1, 2015.
CONTEXT 2015 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel and emerging ideas in the use and the modelling of context in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. Researchers and practitioners from all relevant fields are invited to submit proposals for review. Workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community-building initiatives are particularly encouraged. The length of a workshop may be one half or a whole day, and in exceptional cases, up to two days. Deadline for submission of proposals: March 20, 2015.
2-4 November 2015, 3rd meeting of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (APMP 2015), Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, FranceDeadline: 30 April 2015
The APMP aims to foster the philosophy of mathematical practice, that is, a broad outward-looking approach to understanding mathematics that engages with mathematics in practice ~including issues in history of mathematics, the applications of mathematics, cognitive science, etc.
Invited Speakers: Abel Lassalle Casanave (Brasil), Leo Corry (Israel, to be confirmed), Silvia De Toffoli (USA), Jeremy Gray (UK), Danielle Macbeth (USA), Paolo Mancosu (USA).
Note that the Seventh French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW7) will be held in Paris immediately following the APMP, on November 5-7.
For more information, see http://institucional.us.es/apmp/index_APMP2015.htm
We welcome paper proposals within the area of the philosophy of mathematical practice. A title and abstract (250- 500 words) should be sent before April 30, 2015. Post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students are highly invited to send proposals.
28-31 October 2015, The Fifth International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-V), Taipei, TaiwanLocation: Taipei, TaiwanDeadline: 18 May 2015
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.
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 (wiebe at liverpool.ac.uk) and Wesley Holliday (wesholliday at berkeley.edu). For questions concerning conference details, please contact conferenceonlogic at gmail.
We invite submission of contributed papers on any of the broad themes of the LORI series, Please submit your paper by (extended deadline) May 25, 2015.
26-30 October 2015, 18th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2015), Bertinoro, ItalyLocation: Bertinoro, ItalyDeadline: 17 June 2015
Agent-based Computing addresses the challenges in managing distributed computing systems and networks through monitoring, communication, consensus-based decision-making and coordinated actuation. As a result, intelligent agents and multi-agent systems have demonstrated the capability to use intelligence, knowledge representation and reasoning, and other social metaphors like 'trust', 'game' and 'institution', not only to address real-world problems in a human-like way but also to transcend human performance. This has had a transformative impact in many application domains, particularly in e-commerce, and also in planning, logistics, manufacturing, robotics, decision support, transportation, entertainment, emergency relief & disaster management, and data mining & analytics.
For more information, see http://prima2015.apice.unibo.it/
PRIMA 2015 invites submissions of original, unpublished, theoretical and applied work on any such topic, and encourages reports on the development of prototype and deployed agent systems, and of experiments that demonstrate novel agent system capabilities. There will be a special track on applications of multi-agent systems. The papers for this track would report experiences on using agents in an application domain and also discuss the challenges in deploying them. Two types of contributions are solicited: full papers (presenting original theoretical and/or experimental research) and short papers (showcasing works-in-progress). Deadline for abstracts: 17th June 2015.
8-10 October 2015, The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2015), Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, FranceDeadline: 10 May 2015
The 11th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2015) will take place on October 8-10th, 2015 at Université Paris 7 - Paris Diderot. CSSP conferences combine a general session and a thematic session. The thematic session will focus on the issue of 'Global or genre/domain-dependent grammar'.
For more information, see http://www.cssp.cnrs.fr/cssp2015/index_en.html
CSSP 2015 invites submissions for 30-minute presentations (plus 10-minute discussions). The Conference welcomes papers combining empirical inquiry and formal explicitness. CSSP aims at favouring comparisons between different theoretical frameworks. In light of the fact that work in semantics often addresses pragmatic issues and with the increasing prominence of both experimental and computational approaches, CSSP now welcomes papers employing theoretical/experimental/computational methods. Submission deadline (5-page extended abstract): 10 May 2015.
8-11 October 2015, Third International Conference for the History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC 3), Pisa, ItalyLocation: Pisa, ItalyDeadline: 19 June 2015
The DHST commission for the history and philosophy of computing (www.hapoc.org) is happy to announce the third HAPOC conference. The series aims at creating an interdisciplinary focus on computing, stimulating a dialogue between the historical and philosophical viewpoints. To this end, the conference hopes to bring together researchers interested in the historical developments of computing, as well as those reflecting on the sociological and philosophical issues springing from the rise and ubiquity of computing machines in the contemporary landscape. In the past editions, the conference has successfully presented a variety of voices, contributing to the creation of a fruitful dialogue between researchers with different backgrounds and sensibilities.
Please check out the website of HaPoC 2015 for more information on the conference at http://hapoc2015.sciencesconf.org
For HaPoC 2015 we welcome contributions from historians and philosophers of computing as well as from philosophically aware computer scientists and mathematicians. Submission deadline: June 19, 2015
4-6 October 2015, The 26th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2015), Banff AB, CanadaLocation: Banff AB, CanadaDeadline: 11 May 2015
ALT-2015 is a conference on the theoretical foundations of machine learning. The conference will be co-located with the 18th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2015).
We invite submissions with theoretical and algorithmic contributions to new or already existing learning problems. We are also interested in papers that include viewpoints that are new to the ALT community. We welcome experimental and algorithmic papers provided they are relevant to the focus of the conference by elucidating theoretical results, or by pointing out interesting and not well understood behavior that could stimulate theoretical analysis. Deadline for Full Paper Submission: May 11, 2015.
30 September - 2 October 2015, International Conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL-2015), Essen, GermanyLocation: Essen, GermanyDeadline: 15 May 2015
The bi-annual meeting of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology (GSCL) in 2015 will take place from September 30 to October 2 at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The main conference theme is "Deep vs. shallow?".
For more information, see http://www.gscl.org/
Contributions to any topic related to Computational Linguistics and Language Technology are invited, but we especially encourage submissions that are related to the main theme, i.e., connecting broad coverage technologies with linguistic and cognitive theory. Submission Deadline: 15th May 2015.
28 September - 1 October 2015, 15th International Conference on Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science (RAMiCS 2015), Braga, PortugalLocation: Braga, PortugalDeadline: 1 April 2015
Since 1994, the RelMiCS meetings on Relational Methods in Computer Science have been a main forum for researchers who use the calculus of relations and similar algebraic formalisms as methodological and conceptual tools. The AKA workshop series on Applications of Kleene algebra started with a Dagstuhl seminar in 2001 and was co-organised with the RelMiCS conference until 2009. Since 2011, joint RAMiCS conferences continue to encompass the scope of both RelMiCS and AKA.
For more information, see http://ramics2015.di.uminho.pt
We invite submissions in the general area of Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science. Special focus will lie on formal methods for software engineering, logics of programs and links with neighbouring disciplines. Title and abstract submission deadline: April 01 2015
If you are doing a PhD or an MSc in the research areas of the RAMiCS conference please consider submitting an extended abstract of your ongoing work for presentation at the conference. Deadline for student-track PhD/MSc extended abstracts: July 03 2015.
28 September - 2 October 2015, 13th German Conference on Multiagent System Technologies (MATES 2015), Cottbus, GermanyLocation: Cottbus, GermanyDeadline: 17 May 2015
The MATES conference series aims at the promotion of and the cross-fertilization between theory and application of intelligent agents and multiagent systems. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and members of business and industry to present and discuss latest advances in multiagent systems and agent-based computing with prototyped or fielded systems in various application domains.
In 2015 the MATES conference will be co-located with the 45th Symposium of the German Computer Science Association GI (INFORMATIK 2015). Moreover, the event will also host a Doctoral Consortium to support young researchers of this broad field in their PhD studies.
For more information, see http://www.mates2015.de/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 17 May 2015 (for the conference itself) or 22 May 2015 (for the Doctoral Consortium).
24-26 September 2015, 7th conference on Non-Classical Logic: Theory and Applications, Torun, PolandLocation: Torun, PolandDeadline: 1 June 2015
This is the seventh conference on this topic. The first, second, fourth and sixth editions of Conference were organized by Departament of Logic and Methodology at Lodz University. The third and fifth edition was organized by Department of Logic at NCU in Torun. The thematic range of the conference remains the same: theories of nonclassical logics (modal, many-valued, temporal, paraconsistent, epistemic, deontic, substructural, and nonmonotonic logic) and their applications in computer science, artificial intelligence, formal linguistics, cognitive studies, as well as to the deeper analysis of traditional philosophical problems.
For more information, see the conference webpage at http://www.logika.umk.pl/lnk15/lnk15_en.html
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is TBA.
22 September 2015, Workshop on Neural-Cognitive Integration, TU Dresden, GermanyLocation: TU Dresden, GermanyDeadline: 1 July 2015
The aim of the interdisciplinary workshop is to bring together recent work addressing questions related to open issues in neural-cognitive integration, i.e., research trying to bridge the gap(s) between different levels of description, explanation, representation, and computation in symbolic and sub-symbolic paradigms, and which sheds light onto canonical solutions or principled approaches occurring in the context of neural-cognitive integration.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/nciki2015/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 1 July 2015.
21-25 September 2015, Annual meeting of the German Maths Association (DMV 2015), Hamburg, GermanyLocation: Hamburg, GermanyDeadline: 30 April 2015
The 2015 annual meeting of the Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Hamburg from 21 to 25 September 2015. The organisers collaborated with the Dansk Matematisk Forening during the composition of the scientific programme; Danish-German research collaboration in mathematics is one of the special themes of this meeting.
Satellite workshops (20 & 21 September 2015): "Current Trends in Stochastic Analysis and Related Topics", "Generalized Baire Space", "History of Mathematics", and "Trends in Proof Theory".
For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/DMV2015/
The programme committee cordially invites all researchers to propose minisymposia in their research areas. A minisymposium is a coordinated meeting consisting of research presentations on a particular topic of current research interest, organized by one or two active researchers from the field. Minisymposia are scheduled during the main part of the conference, typically over one or two days; they can last between 2 and 6 hours (4 to 12 talks). Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2015.
All researchers in mathematics and related research areas are also invited to present their research results in the form of a short presenation in one of the ten sections. In general, these presentations will be given twenty minutes including discussion. Proposals for presentations can be submitted until 30 April 2015 in the form of abstracts.
21-22 September 2015, 38th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2015), Dresden, GermanyLocation: Dresden, GermanyDeadline: 1 May 2015
KI 2015 is the 38th 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 2015 will comprise paper and poster presentations, a variety of workshops, and a doctoral consortium.
For more information, see http://ki2015.computational-logic.org/
The conference invites original research papers from all areas of AI, its foundations, its algorithms, its history and its applications. KI 2015 also solicits technical communications and papers of senior researchers. Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2015.
KI 2015 also invites proposals for workshops to be held at the beginning of the conference week (21./22. of September). Topics include all subareas of artificial intelligence as well as their foundations and applications. Proposal submission deadline: January 30, 2015.
21 September 2015, Workshop "Testing Philosophical Theories Against the History of Science", Oulu, FinlandLocation: Oulu, FinlandDeadline: 1 May 2015
Ever since philosophers first started formulating theories of science those theories have been compared with (reconstructions of) episodes in the history of science. On this issue one finds heated discussion in the 1960s and 70s, when some sought to turn philosophy into a testable enterprise, with history taking the place of scientific experiment. The purpose of this workshop is to bring this debate back to the table, assessing it in light of the fact that so many contemporary debates in the philosophy of science make implicit assumptions about how history of science can bear on philosophy of science.
This is a one-day workshop, 21st September 2015, organised by The Oulu Centre for Theoretical and Philosophical Studies of History and the AHRC project 'Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science. The event is designed to bring together historians and philosophers of science. Keynote Speakers: James McAllister (Leiden), Helge Kragh (Aarhus), Katherina Kinzel (Vienna) and Bart Karstens (Amsterdam).
Please find more information on this workshop at http://community.dur.ac.uk/evaluating.realism/events03.html.
Abstracts are most welcome from both historians and philosophers of science. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed by 1st May 2015 at the latest.
21-23 September 2015, Sixth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics and Formal Verification (GandALF 2015), Genoa, ItalyLocation: Genoa, ItalyDeadline: 22 May 2015
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.
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 22, 2015.
For more information, see http://gandalf2015.dibris.unige.it/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is .
21-22 September 2015, 3rd International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR 2015), Oxford, EnglandLocation: Oxford, EnglandDeadline: 1 July 2015
Strategic reasoning is one of the most active research areas in the multi-agent system domain. The literature in this field is extensive and provides a plethora of logics for modelling strategic ability. Theoretical results are now being used in many exciting domains, including software tools for information system security, robot teams with sophisticated adaptive strategies, and automatic players capable of beating expert human adversary, just to cite a few. All these examples share the challenge of developing novel theories and tools for agent strategies that take into account the likely behaviour of adversaries. The SR international workshop aims to bring together researchers working on different aspects of strategic reasoning in computer science, artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems research, both from a theoretical and a practical viewpoint.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/sr2015homepage/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Two types of submission are invited: contributions reporting on novel research, and expository contributions reporting on published work. Abstract submission deadline: July 1st, 2015 (strict).
21-23 September 2015, SoTFoM III and the Hyperuniverse Programme, Vienna, AustriaLocation: Vienna, AustriaDeadline: 15 June 2015
The Hyperuniverse Programme, launched in 2012, and currently pursued within a Templeton-funded research project at the Kurt Gödel Research Center in Vienna, aims to identify and philosophically motivate the adoption of new set-theoretic axioms.
The programme intersects several topics in the philosophy of set theory and of mathematics, such as the nature of mathematical (set-theoretic) truth, the universe/multiverse dichotomy, the alternative conceptions of the set-theoretic multiverse, the conceptual and epistemological status of new axioms and their alternative justificatory frameworks.
The aim of SotFoM III+The Hyperuniverse Programme Joint Conference is to bring together scholars who, over the last years, have contributed mathematically and philosophically to the ongoing work and debate on the foundations and the philosophy of set theory, in particular, to the understanding and the elucidation of the aforementioned topics. The three-day conference, taking place September 21-23 at the KGRC in Vienna, will feature invited and contributed speakers.
We invite (especially young) scholars to send their papers/abstracts, addressing one of the topical strands. Submission deadline: 15 June 2015.
17 or 18 September 2015, EMNLP Workshop on Linking Models of Lexical, Sentential and Discourse-level Semantics (LSDSem 2015), LisbonLocation: LisbonDeadline: 28 June 2015
Improved computational models of semantics hold great promise for applications in language technology, be it semantics at the lexical level, sentence level or discourse level. Large-scale corpora with corresponding annotations (word senses, propositions, attributions and discourse relations) are making it possible to develop statistical models for many tasks and applications. However, developments in lexical and sentence-level semantics remain largely distinct from those in discourse semantics. This workshop aims at bridging this gap by bringing together researchers to discuss how multiple levels of semantics can be integrated and implemented in various applications.
Our goal is to gather and showcase theoretical and computational approaches to joint models of semantics, and applications that incorporate multi-level semantics. We hope to bring together researchers from various areas: computational linguistics who strive for more expressive models of language understanding, linguists and cognitive scientists interested in aspects of representing text with multiple levels of semantics, machine learning researchers interested in joint inference over different types of semantic cues, and also researchers who are interested in applications that require or will benefit from multi-level semantics. A dialog between researchers has great potential to advance work in each of these areas and bring about more powerful and enriched models of text semantics.
For more information, see http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mroth/LSDSem/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 28 June 2015.
15-18 September 2015, Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata (HIGHLIGHTS 2015), Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: 12 June 2015
HIGHLIGHTS 2015 is the third conference on Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata which aims at integrating the community working in these fields. A visit to Highlights conference should offer a wide picture of the latest research in the area and a chance to meet everybody in the field, not just those who happen to publish in one particular proceedings volume. The participants present their best work, be it published elsewhere or yet unpublished.
The conference is three days long (Sept. 16-18) and it is preceeded by the Highlights tutorial day (Sept. 15). The contributed talks are around ten minutes. The participation costs are modest (around 80 Euro) and some cheap accomodation close to conference site is arranged. Prague is easy to reach.
Detailed information about Highlights 2015 is available at http://highlights-conference.org.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. The submission deadline is June 12, 2015.
14-17 September 2015, Eighteenth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2015), Plzen, Czech RepublicLocation: Plzen, Czech RepublicDeadline: 31 March 2015
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. Invited speakers: Hermann Ney, Dan Roth, Björn W. Schuller, Peter D. Turney and Alexander Waibel.
For more information, see http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2015
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for submission of full papers: March 31, 2015.
14-18 September 2015, Ninth International Conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP.9), Osnabrück, GermanyLocation: Osnabrück, GermanyDeadline: 1 February 2015
GAP.9 will take place in Osnabrück (Germany), September 14-17, 2015, hosted by the GAP and Osnabrück University. It is locally organized by the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition group of the Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University. The title of GAP.9 is "Philosophy Between Armchair and Lab".
In addition to more than 250 national and international speakers in nine colloquia and thirteen sections, the four day conference will feature three plenary lectures, by Kirsten Meyer (Humboldt Universität Berlin, Germany), Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University, USA) and Martine Nida-Rümelin (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland).
The GAP invites all interested persons to submit contributions to GAP.9. In order to submit your paper or poster to GAP.9, please send an email by February 1, 2015.
14-18 September 2015, Continuity, Computability, Constructivity: From Logic to Algorithms (CCC 2015), Kochel am See, GermanyLocation: Kochel am See, GermanyDeadline: 15 June 2015
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.
The workshop specifically invites contributions in the areas of exact real number computation, effective topology, Scott's domain theory, Weihrauch's type two theory of effectivity category-theoretic approaches to computation on infinite data. hierarchies of unsolvability and related areas. Abstract submission deadline: 15 June 2015.
9-11 September 2015, Workshop "Entia et Nomina V", Krakow, PolandLocation: Krakow, PolandDeadline: 15 May 2015
The "Entia et Nomina" series features English language workshops for young researchers in formally oriented philosophy, in particular in logic, philosophy of science, formal epistemology or philosophy of language. The aim of the workshop is to foster cooperation among young philosophers with a formal bent from various research groups. The fifth workshop in the series will take place from 9 to 11 September in Krakow, Poland.
The Entia et Nomina V workshop will be preceded by the 4th workshop of The Budapest-Krakow Research Group on Probability, Causality and Determinism (http://bp-k.tumblr.com/), which will take place on the 7th and 8th of September at the same venue. We welcome anyone interested in these topics to visit that workshop too!
For more information, see the conference website at http://entia2015.tumblr.com/.
Authors of contributed papers are requested to submit extended abstracts of about 1000 words, prepared for blind-review, by (extended deadline) May the 31st, 2015.
7-10 September 2015, Computer Science Logic 2015 (CSL 2015), Berlin, GermanyLocation: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: 3 April 2015
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.
On 11-12 september two co-located events will take place:
- The 11th International Workshop on Fixed Points in Computer Science (FICS'15)
- YuriFest, a celebration of Yuri Gurevich's 75th birthday with a symposium in his honour
For more information, see http://logic.las.tu-berlin.de/csl2015/
We invite original research in the area of logic in computer science, very broadly construed. Abstract submission deadline is 3 April 2015.
2-4 September 2015, Filomena 2, Natal, BrazilLocation: Natal, BrazilDeadline: 12 April 2015
The second edition of the FILOMENA Workshop (FIlosofia, LOgica e MEtafísica aNAlítica), promoted by the Group on Logic and Formal Philosophy from the UFRN, has the purpose of gathering logicians working at the intersection of Logic and Metaphysics, through the application of formal methods in Philosophy.
Logic, while initially considered as a branch of Philosophy, has outgrown its original purposes and found connections with other areas of Philosophy, such as Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Mind. Since its modern development, Logic has proved to be a powerful tool for analyzing different philosophical theories, as well as their foundations and implications; moreover, the birth and development of non-classical logics has expanded its domain of application much beyond the dreams of its progenitors.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/a/dimap.ufrn.br/natalogic-2015/segundo-filomena
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Each contributed talk is to have the duration of 25 minutes, divided into 20 minutes for exposition followed by 5 minutes of discussion. The abstracts may be written in English or Portuguese, but not both. Submission deadline: April 12.
2-4 September 2015, British Logic Colloquium 2015 (BLC 2015), Cambridge, EnglandLocation: Cambridge, EnglandDeadline: 15 July 2015
The 2015 meeting of the British Logic Colloquium will be held in Cambridge on 2nd-4th September. It will be preceded by BLC PhD day (1st-2nd September). This is a general Logic meeting covering a variety of topics within mathematical, philosophical and computer science logic. The meeting will include ten invited talks (speakers listed below) and a number of contributed talks.
For more information, see https://www.newton.ac.uk/event/blc-2015
Anyone wishing to contibute a talk should send an abstract (of about 250 words) to blc-2015 at cl.cam.ac.uk by 15 July, 2015.
2-4 September 2015, Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy (SOPhIA 2015), Salzburg, AustriaLocation: Salzburg, AustriaDeadline: 31 May 2015
SOPhiA 2015 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first peek into the philosophical business and to get in touch with prospective or well established philosophers. Contributions in every discipline of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, etc.) are welcome. As common in analytic philosophy, contributors should make use of understandable language as well as rational argumentation. In addition to the conference presentations there will also be three affiliated workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy.
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Gauker, Friederike Moltmann, Sonja Smets and Ulla Wessels
For more information, see http://www.sophia-conference.org/
Students and doctoral candidates (pre-doc) in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract (in English or German) for a presentation of approximately 20 minutes in length. Contributions in every discipline of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, etc.) are welcome. As common in analytic philosophy, contributors should make use of understandable language as well as rational argumentation. In addition to the conference presentations there will also be three affiliated workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy. Submission deadline: May 31, 2015.
31 August - 4 September 2015, NAT@Logic 2015: Logic AT Natal, Natal, BrazilLocation: Natal, BrazilDeadline: 12 April 2015
NAT@Logic 2015 is a pool of workshops related to Logic in Computer Science, in Philosophy, and in Mathematics. The full programme will boast 10 keynote speakers, plus at least 60 contributed talks and 15 tutorials. The collocated events that constitute NAT@Logic 2015 are:
- LSFA X (10th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications)
- GeTFun 3.0 (3rd Workshop on Generalizations of Truth-Functionality)
- Filomena 2 (2nd Workshop on Philosophy, Logic and Applied Metaphysics)
- LFIs^15 (Workshop commemorating the 15 years of the LFIs)
- TRS Reasoning School (TRS = TRS Reasoning School)
For more information, see http://natalogic-2015.dimap.ufrn.br/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 12 April 2015.
27-28 August 2015, George Boole Mathematical Sciences Conference, Cork, IrelandLocation: Cork, IrelandDeadline: 1 May 2015
As part of the celebrations of Boole's bicentenary, the George Boole Mathematical Sciences (GBMS) Conference will be held in University College Cork (UCC) during the last two weeks of August 2015. George Boole (1815 ' 1864) was the first professor of mathematics at Cork. Boole's efforts to mathematize logical thinking caused a lasting paradigm shift in the 19th century which enlarged the scope and potency of modern mathematics, and provided a wealth of ideas for applications in diverse scientific areas resulting in ground-breaking innovations during the 20th century and beyond.
This event will include 100-150 lectures on selected areas, and embed the folllowing events:
- 2015 Annual Meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society (IMS)
- Domains XII
- When Boole Meets Shannon
Information on the GBMS conference program is available at: http://booleconferences.ucc.ie/gbmsc2015
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for submission of abstracts (theme 2): by May 1.
24-28 August 2015, European Set Theory Conference (5ESTC), Cambridge, EnglandLocation: Cambridge, EnglandDeadline: 1 April 2015
The 5ESTC is the fifth meeting in a series of biennial meetings coordinated by the European Set Theory Society. As part of 5ESTC we will celebrate the 70th birthday of Adrian Mathias during the Mathias Day (Thursday 27).
For more information, see http://www.newton.ac.uk/event/hifw01
In addition to the tutorial, Mathias Day, plenary, and invited speakers, we shall have parallel sessions with contributed talks and we shall invite researchers in set theory to submit proposals in a Call for Papers to be sent out in February 2015.
10-14 August 2015, "Empirical Advances in Categorial Grammar", Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: 15 February 2015
This workshop provides a forum for discussion of recent empirical advances in categorial grammar (CG). After the revival of interest in CG in linguistics in the 80s, various extensions to the Lambek calculus and an early version of Combinatory Categorial Grammar have been proposed. But the fundamental question of whether CG constitutes an adequate linguistic theory still seems to be wide open. Moreover, there are now numerous variants of CG, both in the TLCG tradition and in CCG. Which of these theories constitutes the most adequate version of an empirical theory of natural language?
Logical, mathematical, and computational analyses have tended to take precedence over empirical ones in the past 30 years in CG research. These are all important and very illuminating, but at the same time we may now want to pause and reflect on the question of just where we are in terms of empirical adequacy. We think that the time is ripe to critically scrutinize the empirical consequences of the various formal techniques/frameworks proposed in the literature in the past 30 years, as well as ones that are being developed at this very moment.
For more information, see http://www.u.tsukuba.ac.jp/~kubota.yusuke.fn/cg2015.html
We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts of up to five pages. We welcome any submission whose topic pertains to the empirical adequacy of CG. We expect to allot 45 minutes for each accepted paper (30 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for questions and discussion). Submission deadline: February 15, 2015
9-13 August 2015, 2nd international conference on Logic, Relativity and Beyond, Budapest, HungaryLocation: Budapest, HungaryCosts: 170 EUR [100 EUR for students]Deadline: 20 March 2015
There are several new and rapidly evolving research areas blossoming out from the interaction of logic and relativity theory. The aim of this conference series, which take place once every 2 or 3 years, is to attract and bring together mathematicians, physicists, philosophers of science, and logicians from all over the word interested in these and related areas to exchange new ideas, problems and results.
For more information, see http://www.renyi.hu/conferences/lrb15/.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for abstract/paper submission: 20 March, 2015
8-9 August 2015, The 20th Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2015), Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: 25 February 2015
FG-2015 is the 20th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2015 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 http://fg.phil.hhu.de/2015/
We invite electronic submissions of original, 16-page papers (including references and possible technical appendices). The submission deadline (extended) is February 25, 2015. Papers should report original work which was not presented in other conferences. However, simultaneous submission is allowed, provided that the authors indicate other conferences to which the work was submitted in a footnote. Note that accepted papers can only be presented in one of the venues.
4-6 August 2015, The 9th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2015), Berlin, GermanyLocation: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: 3 March 2015
The scale and the heterogenous nature of web data poses many challenges, and turns basic tasks such as query answering and data transformations into complex reasoning problems. Rule-based systems have found many applications in this area. The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning Web Reasoning and Rule Systems.
RR 2015 also hosts a doctoral consortium, which will provide PhD students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research directions, to be involved in discussions on the state-of-the-art research, and to establish fruitful collaborations. In particular, the doctoral consortium will include a mentoring lunch and a poster session, organized jointly with the 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML 2015).
The RR conference welcomes original research from all areas of Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. There are two submission formats: Full papers (presenting original and significant research results) and Technical Communications (promising but possibly preliminary work, position papers, system descriptions, and applications descriptions). Deadline for title and abstract submission: March 3, 2015.
3-7 August 2015, ESSLLI 2015 Workshop, Barcelona, SpainTitle: Bridging Logical and Probabilistic Approaches to Language and CognitionLocation: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: 15 March 2015
Recent years have seen increased interest in applying logical methods and frameworks, the traditional subject matter of ESSLLI, to cognitive modeling, whereby logical models of cognitive phenomena are tested against empirical data. At the same time, there has recently been an explosion of activity in the cognitive sciences around (structured) statistical, and specifically Bayesian, models. With this workshop we propose to bring together two groups of researchers -- logicians focused on cognitive modeling, and cognitive scientists incorporating logical structure into probabilistic models -- with the aim of cross-pollination, and ideally, a consensus on how these two traditions relate, and how we might combine the best of what both have to offer. The primary aim is to gain a better understanding of (i) how cognitive computational models could be enriched by logical insights and (ii) how logical models may be turned into cognitive models.
For more information, see http://www.jakubszymanik.com/PLLC2015/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline: March 15, 2015.
3-14 August 2015, ESSLLI-2015 Workshop "Logics for Resource-Bounded Agents", Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: 15 February 2015
Research in resource-bounded agency contributes both to reasoning about actions in philosophy and artificial intelligence, and to applications of logic in computer science, such as the practical verification of resource-bounded multi-agent systems. The Logics for Resource-Bounded Agents workshop will provide a forum for established researchers and advanced PhD students to present and discuss their work with colleagues working in related areas (particularly those represented at ESSLLI). In addition to logics of strategic ability where actions produce and consume resources, we solicit contributions from researchers working in epistemic logic, game theory, linear logic etc. on alternative approaches to modelling resource-bounded agency.
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 or 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per session. On the first day the workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic.
For more information, see http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~nza/lrba15/
We invite submissions of extended abstracts describing the topic of a 30 or 45 minute talk at the workshop. This talk may present original work or may be based on recently published work in the area of the workshop. Submissions due: February 15, 2015
3-14 August 2015, ESSLLI 2015 Student Session, Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: 25 March 2015
The Student Session of the 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, August 3rd to 14th. We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and will appear in the student session proceedings by Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.
Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations and one for posters. This means that papers are directly submitted either as oral presentations or as poster presentations. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.
Submission deadline: March 25, 2015. Detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: http://esslli-stus-2015.phil.hhu.de/. Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to P.Schulz at uva.nl and kaeshammer at phil.uni-duesseldorf.de.
3-8 August 2015, Logic Colloquium 2015, Helsinki, FinlandLocation: Helsinki, FinlandDeadline: 3 May 2015
The annual European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Logic Colloquium 2015 (LC 2015), will be organized in Helsinki, Finland, 3-8 August 2015. Logic Colloquium 2015 is co-located with the 15th Conference of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS 2015), and with the SLS Summer School in Logic.
For more information, see http://www.helsinki.fi/lc2015/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for paper submission: 3 May 2015.
1 August 2015, 2nd International Workshop on Quantification (QUANTIFY 2015), Berlin, GermanyLocation: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: 8 May 2015
Quantifiers play an important role in language extensions of many logics. The use of quantifiers often allows for a more succinct encoding as it would be possible without quantifiers. However, the introduction of quantifiers affects the complexity of the extended formalism in general. Consequently, theoretical results established for the quantifier-free formalism may not directly be transferred to the quantified case. Further, techniques successfully implemented in reasoning tools for quantifier-free formulas cannot directly be lifted to a quantified version.
The goal of the 2nd International Workshop on Quantification (QUANTIFY 2015) is to bring together researchers who investigate the impact of quantification from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. Quantification is a topic in different research areas such as in SAT in terms of QBF, in CSP in terms of QCSP, in SMT, etc. This workshop has the aim to provide an interdisciplinary forum where researchers of various fields may exchange their experiences.
For more information, see http://fmv.jku.at/quantify15/
The Programme Committee sollicits submission of extended abstracts. Two types of submissions are solicited: talk abstracts (maximum two pages, excluding references) describing already published results, and full papers (maximum 14 pages, excluding references) on novel, unpublished work. Submission deadline is May 8, 2015.
25 July - 1 August 2015, 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-15), Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocation: Buenos Aires, ArgentinaDeadline: 8 February 2015
IJCAI is the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the main international gathering of researchers in AI. Held biennially in odd-numbered years since 1969, IJCAI is sponsored jointly by IJCAI and the national AI societie(s) of the host nation(s).
A theme of IJCAI-15 is Artificial Intelligence and Arts. This theme will highlight AI's increasingly important role in how we create, discover, disseminate, learn and appreciate arts.
For more information, see http://ijcai-15.org/
Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. Deadline for abstract submission: Feb 8, 2015 (11:59PM, UTC-12).
25-26 July 2015, 14th Meeting on Mathematics of Language (MoL 2015), Chicago, U.S.A.Location: Chicago, U.S.A.Deadline: 13 March 2015
MoL is a biannual conference, organized by the Association for Mathematics of Language, and devoted to the study of mathematical structures and methods that are of importance to the description of language. The meeting takes place on the last weekend of the Linguistic Summer Institute of the Linguistic Society of America.
For more information, see http://www.molweb.org/mol2015/, or contact mol2015 at easychair.org (for inquiries about the scientific program of the conference) or mol2015.chicago at gmail.com (for inquiries about the local organization and all practical aspects of the conference).
MoL invites the submission of papers on original, substantial, completed, and unpublished research. Contributions to all areas of the field are welcome. Paper submission deadline: March 13, 2015
20-23 July 2015, 22nd Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2015), Bloomington IN, U.S.A.Location: Bloomington IN, U.S.A.Deadline: 15 February 2015
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-second WoLLIC will be held at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, from July 20th to 23rd, 2015.
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) (SBL).
For more information, see http://wollic.org/wollic2015/
Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by Feb 8, 2015, and the full paper by Feb 15, 2015 (firm date).
19-20 July 2015, Conference on Computing Natural Reasoning (CoCoNat 2015), Bloomington IN, U.S.A.Location: Bloomington IN, U.S.A.Deadline: 15 April 2015
Logic was originally meant to systematize and analyze arguments in natural language. But in the 20th century the main developments in logic focused on mathematics and its foundations. Recently, a number of researchers have focused on logical systems tuned to natural language semantics to reconnect with the older tradition. The logical and conceptual underpinnings of some of these systems remains unclear, although some recent work has begun to address formal foundations.
The aim of this conference is to contribute to this direction in semantics and to discuss logics, especially proof systems, well-suited for natural language semantics and to explore comparisons between these systems. We also welcome input from people invoved in computational semantics, psychology of reasoning, and computer implementations of natural reasoning systems.
For more information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/wollic/coconat.htm
We solicit talks on relevant topics. There will also be poster sessions, preceded by plenary 'flash' presentations of posters. The deadline for submissions of papers is April 15, 2015, and we expect to notify authors by May 6.
19 July 2015, Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis (HCVS 2015), San Francisco CA, U.S.A.Location: San Francisco CA, U.S.A.Deadline: 22 May 2015
Most Program Verification and Synthesis problems of interest can be modeled directly using Horn clauses and many recent advances in the CLP and CAV communities have centered around efficiently solving problems presented as Horn clauses.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in the two communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g., ICLP and CP) and Program Verification community (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI) on the topic of Horn clause based analysis, verification and synthesis. Horn clauses for verification and synthesis have been advocated by these two communities in different times and from different perspectives and this workshop is organized to stimulate interaction and a fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.
For more information, see http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/arieg/hcvs15/
We solicit regular papers describing theory and implementation of Horn-clause based analysis and tool descriptions. We also solicit extended abstracts describing work-in-progress and presentations covering previously published results that are of interest to the workshop. Deadlines for paper submission: May 22, 2015.
13-17 July 2015, 12th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2015), Oxford, EnglandLocation: Oxford, EnglandDeadline: 1 May 2015
This workshop brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, spatio-temporal causal structures, and related areas such as computational linguistics. Of particular interest are topics that use logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods and other computer science methods for the study of physical behaviour in general. The workshop will be preceded by tutorials
For more information, see http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/qpl2015/
Prospective speakers are invited to submit a contribution to the workshop, either a Short contributions (linking to a paper published elsewhere) or a Longer original contribution. Submissions of works in progress are encouraged but must be more substantial than a research proposal. Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015
12-15 July 2015, Twelfth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2015), Tokyo, JapanLocation: Tokyo, JapanDeadline: 31 March 2015
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 the Conference Web Page at http://cca-net.de/cca2015/
Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format by March 31st. Contributions about Descriptive Set Theory and Continuous/Borel Reduction are especially welcome.
7-10 July 2015, VIII Conference of the Spanish Society for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: 28 February 2015
The Spanish Society of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (SLMFCE) and the Facultat de Filosofia of the Universitat de Barcelona organize the VIII Congress of the society to be held in Barcelona from 7th to 10th July 2015. The congress will host the second edition of the Lullius Lectures, which will be in charge of Prof. Hartry Field (New York U.). The steering committee of the society will organize a symposium on H. Field's work.
The SLMFCE Conference is held every three years (aproximately). Its main aim is to promote the integration of research in Logic and Philosophy of Science, and serve as a meeting place for those who work in such area of research in Spain and abroad.
We invite submissions for both contributed papers and proposals for symposia (in English,Spanish or Catalan). Deadline for the submission of abstracts for contributed papers and symposia: February 28th, 2015.
6-11 July 2015, 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2015), Lille, FranceLocation: Lille, FranceDeadline: 6 February 2015
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 http://icml.cc/2015/
We invite submissions of papers on all topics related to machine learning for the conference proceedings, and proposals for tutorials and workshops. This year, ICML will adopt a single reviewing cycle, with a single paper deadline on February 6th, 2015.
5 July 2015, Third Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS '15), Kyoto, JapanLocation: Kyoto, JapanDeadline: 2 April 2015
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.
MC'15 is affiliated with 42nd International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP 2015) and 30th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2015)
For more information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Paper submission deadline: April 2, 2015
3-5 July 2015, Formal Ethics 2015, Bayreuth, GermanyLocation: Bayreuth, GermanyDeadline: 3 January 2015
The formal analysis of ethical concepts and theories (via the application of tools from logic, rational choice theory, natural language semantics, AI) is a rapidly growing field of research. It has shed new light on a variety of concepts that are central to ethical theory, such as freedom, responsibility, values, norms, and conventions. The series Formal Ethics conferences aims at providing an international platform for the discussion and promotion of formal approaches to ethics, to bring together researchers who are employing formal tools to address questions in ethics and/or political philosophy, and to push the frontiers of the research being conduced in this field.
Contact and further information:
Email: organization at formalethics dot net
Web: www dot formalethics dot net
We invite submissions to Formal Ethics 2015. We encourage researchers at all level to submit, including graduate students. Submissions will be considered both for full contributed talks and for poster presentation. Submissions in all areas of formal ethics, broadly construed, are welcome. For Formal Ethics 2015, submissions related to ethics and responsibility are particularly welcome. Deadline for submissions: January 3rd, 2015.
2-3 July 2015, 2015 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Logic (AAL), Sydney, AustraliaLocation: Sydney, AustraliaDeadline: 1 June 2015
The 2015 annual conference of the Australasian Association of Logic (AAL) will be held in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday 2nd July and Friday 3rd July 2015. The venue is the Muniment Room, Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney.
The AAL was founded in 1965 and this conference marks its fiftieth anniversary.
For more information, see http://aal.ltumathstats.com/
Papers in any area of philosophical, mathematical or computational logic are welcome. Abstracts of papers should be submitted by email to nicholas.smith at sydney.edu.au.
1-3 July 2015, 13th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and
Applications (TLCA 2015), Warsaw, PolandLocation: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: 30 January 2015
The 13th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA 2015) is a forum for original research in the theory and applications of typed lambda calculus, broadly construed. TLCA 2015 is organized as part of the Federated Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming (RDP 2015), together with the International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA 2015) and several related events.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Abstract Deadline: 30 January 2015.
30 June 2015, 4th International Workshop on Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence, Istanbul, TurkeyLocation: Istanbul, TurkeyDeadline: 19 April 2015
Researchers in several communities are trying to understand the basic principles underlying creativity-related abilities (such as concept invention, concept formation, creative problem solving, the production of art, and creativity in all its facets e.g. in engineering, science, mathematics, business processes), working on computational models of their functioning, and also their utilization in different contexts and applications (e.g. applications of computational creativity frameworks with respect to mathematical invention and inventions in engineering, to the creation of poems, drawings, and music, to product design and development, to architecture etc.). In particular, a variety of different methodologies are used in such contexts ranging from logic-based frameworks to probabilistic and neuro-inspired approaches. This workshop shall offer a platform for scientists and professional users within relevant areas, on the one hand presenting actual and ongoing work in research, on the other hand also offering a chance for obtaining feedback and input from applications and use-case studies.
For more information, see http://www.cogsci.uos.de/~c3gi
We invite papers that make a scientific contribution to the fields of computational creativity, idea generation and/or artificial general intelligence. Paper submission deadline: 19th of April, 2015.
29 June - 3 July 2015, Computability in Europe 2015 (CiE 2015), Bucharest, RomaniaLocation: Bucharest, RomaniaDeadline: 21 January 2015
CiE 2015 is the 11-th 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.
Evolution of the universe, and us within it, invite a parallel evolution in understanding. The CiE agenda - fundamental and engaged - targets the extracting and developing of computational models basic to current challenges. From the origins of life, to the understanding of human mentality, to the characterising of quantum randomness - computability theoretic questions arise in many guises. The CiE community, this coming year meeting for the first time in Bucharest, carries forward the search for coherence, depth and new thinking across this rich and vital field of research.
For more information, see http://fmi.unibuc.ro/CiE2015/
In line with other conferences in this series, CiE 2015 has a broad scope and provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical and practical issues in Computability with an emphasis on new paradigms of computation and the development of their mathematical theory. The Programme Committee invites all researchers in the area of the conference to submit their papers for presentation at CiE 2015. We particularly invite papers that build bridges between different parts of the research community. Submission deadline (extended): 21 January 2015.
29 June - 1 July 2015, 12th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction (MPC 2015), Koenigswinter (Germany)Location: Koenigswinter (Germany)Deadline: 26 January 2015
The MPC conferences aim to promote the development of mathematical principles and techniques that are demonstrably practical and effective in the process of constructing computer programs, broadly interpreted.
Papers are solicited on mathematical methods and tools put to use in program construction. Topics of interest range from algorithmics to support for program construction in programming languages and systems. The notion of "program" is broad, from algorithms to hardware. Theoretical contributions are welcome, provided that their relevance to program construction is clear. Reports on applications are welcome, provided that their mathematical basis is evident. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 26 January 2015.
29 June - 1 July 2015, 26th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications (RTA 2015), Warsaw, PolandLocation: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: 30 January 2015
RTA is the major forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of rewriting. RTA 2015 will be co-located with the 13th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA 2015) as part of the International Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming (RDP-2015).
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. This year we particularly welcome submissions on applications of rewriting. In addition to full research papers, application papers, systems descriptions and problem sets that provide realistic, interesting challenges in the field of rewriting techniques are also welcome. Submission deadline (title and abstract): 30 January 2015.
29 June - 3 July 2015, Trends in Logic XV: Logics for Social Behaviour, Delft, The NetherlandsLocation: Delft, The NetherlandsDeadline: 9 March 2015
The conference aims at promoting interdisciplinary research and disseminating results at the interface between: Non-Classical Logics, Social choice and related topics, and Formal Approaches to Market Dynamics.
If you are interested in giving a presentation, please upload 1-page abstract by 15 April 2015. We are planning to have discussion sessions around topics proposed and introduced to the audience by a moderator. Cross-disciplinary themes are particularly welcome. To propose a topic for a discussion session please pre-register by 9 March 2015 and send a 1-page abstract by 15 April 2015.
25-27 June 2015, Workshop on the Morphological, Syntactic and Semantic Aspects of Dispositions, Stuttgart, GermanyLocation: Stuttgart, GermanyDeadline: 1 March 2015
The goal of this workshop is to explore questions about the morpho-syntax, semantics and underlying ontology of words and constructions used to describe dispositions. The central aim of the workshop is to develop a better understanding of how existing and novel insights from different approaches to dispositions can be integrated into a single theory of dispositions and their linguistic descriptions.
We welcome submissions for a 20 minute talk (followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or a poster on any topic relevant to the goals of the workshop. We particularly welcome contributions addressing the linguistic relevance of philosophical insights on dispositions or the philosophical relevance of linguistic insights on dispositions. Deadline for submissions: March 1st, 2015
24-26 June 2015, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice Fifth Biennial Conference (SPSP 2015), Aarhus, DenmarkLocation: Aarhus, DenmarkDeadline: 5 January 2015
The Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical uses of scientific knowledge. The SPSP conferences provide a broad forum for scholars committed to making detailed and systematic studies of scientific practices - neither dismissing concerns about truth and rationality, nor ignoring contextual and pragmatic factors. The conferences aim at cutting through traditional disciplinary barriers and developing novel approaches.
Keynote speakers will include: Marcel Boumans (Eramus University of Rotterdam), Nancy J. Nerssessian (Georgia Institute of Technology), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), and Léna Soler (University of Paris-I). There will be a pre-conference workshop on teaching philosophy of science to scientists to be held at Aarhus University, Aarhus on 23 June, as well as a pre-conference casual social event that evening.
We welcome contributions from not only philosophers of science, but also philosophers working in epistemology and ethics, as well as the philosophy of engineering, technology, medicine, agriculture, and other practical fields. Additionally, we welcome contributions from historians and sociologists of science, pure and applied scientists, and any others with an interest in philosophical questions regarding scientific practice. We welcome both proposals for individual papers, and also strongly encourage proposals for whole, thematic sessions with coordinated papers, particularly those which include multiple disciplinary perspectives and/or input from scientific practitioners. Abstract Submission Deadline: 5 January 2015.
24-26 June 2015, 6th International Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO 2015), Nijmegen, NetherlandsLocation: Nijmegen, NetherlandsDeadline: 22 March 2015
CALCO aims to bring together researchers and practitioners with interests in foundational aspects, and both traditional and emerging uses of algebra and coalgebra in computer science. It is a high-level, bi-annual conference formed by joining the forces and reputations of CMCS (the International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science), and WADT (the Workshop on Algebraic Development Techniques).
For more information, see http://coalg.org/calco15/
We invite submissions of technical papers that report results of theoretical work on the mathematics of algebras and coalgebras, the way these results can support methods and techniques for software development, as well as experience with the transfer of the resulting technologies into industrial practice. We encourage submissions in topics included or related to those listed below. Deadline for abstract submission: March 22, 2015.
22-25 June 2015, Thirty-first Conference on the Mathematical Foundations of Programming Semantics (MFPS XXXI), Nijmegen, The NetherlandsLocation: Nijmegen, The NetherlandsDeadline: 3 April 2015
MFPS conferences are dedicated to the areas of mathematics, logic, and computer science that are related to models of computation in general, and to semantics of programming languages in particular. This is a forum where researchers in mathematics and computer science can meet and exchange ideas. The participation of researchers in neighbouring areas is strongly encouraged. The 31st MFPS will be co-located with the 6th Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science (CALCO)
For more information, see http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/mfps31/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. In addition to research papers, we also welcome contributions that address applications of semantics to novel areas such as complex systems, markets, and networks, for example. Submission: April 3, 2015
22-24 June 2015, 12th International Conference on Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing 2015 (FSMNLP 2015), Duesseldorf, GermanyLocation: Duesseldorf, GermanyDeadline: 29 March 2015
The international conference series Finite-State Methods and Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP) is the premier forum of the ACL Special Interest Group on Finite-State Methods (SIGFSM). It serves researchers and practitioners working on (i) natural language processing (NLP) applications or language resources, or (ii) theoretical and implementational aspects or their combinations, that have obvious relevance or an explicit relation to finite-state methods.
For more information, see http://fsmnlp2015.phil.hhu.de
The conference invites papers presenting original, unpublished research and implementation results, both long papers (8 pages including references) reporting completed, significant research, and short papers (4 pages including references) reporting ongoing work and partial results, implementations, grammars, practical tools, interactive software demos, etc. Deadline for submissinos (extended): 29 March 2015.
22-26 June 2015, Tenth International Conference on Computability, Complexity and Randomness (CCR 2015), Heidelberg, GermanyLocation: Heidelberg, GermanyDeadline: 20 April 2015
CCR 2015 will be held in Heidelberg, in the Institute of Computer Science, from the 22nd to the 26th of June 2015. The conference will be in the tradition of the previous meetings Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Nanjing, Luminy, Notre Dame, Cape Town, Cambridge, Moscow and Singapore. Topics covered include: Algorithmic randomness, Computability theory, Kolmogorov complexity, Computational complexity, Reverse mathematics and logic, and Randomness in networks and applications to biology.
For more information, see http://math.uni-heidelberg.de/logic/conferences/ccr2015/
Authors are invited to submit an abstract in PDF format of typically about 1 or 2 pages. The deadline for submissions is 20th April 2015.
17-19 June 2015, 20th International Conference on Application of Natural
Language to Information Systems (NLDB'15), Passau, GermanyLocation: Passau, GermanyDeadline: 31 January 2015
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. The integration of databases and natural language has been an utopia for many years. However, progress has been made and this is now an established field thanks to developments in Natural Language and technologies that made the storage and manipulation of large linguistic resources and datasets possible. The use of Natural Language in Software Engineering has contributed to both improving the development process from the viewpoints of developers (improve the process of conceptual modeling, validation, etc) and the usability of applications by users (natural language query interfaces, etc). NLDB'15 will take place in Passau, Germany.
For more information, see http://nldb2015.org/
NLDB 2015 invites researchers from academia and industry to submit papers for oral or poster presentations on recent, unpublished research that addresses theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP, as well as survey and discussion papers. For the 20th edition of NLDB, we especially solicit submissions for our special track: Natural Language and its connection to Semantic and Cognitive Computing. Deadline for paper submission: January 31, 2015.
17-19 June 2015, Eighth Workshop in Decisions, Games and Logic (DGL 2015), London School of EconomicsLocation: London School of EconomicsDeadline: 15 February 2015
The Decisions, Games and Logic (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 interactive decision making.
DGL 2015 will be hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics on 17-19 June 2015. The details of this year's workshop and the CFP can be found at the conference website at http://personal.lse.ac.uk/marcoci/dgl2015.html, or contact philosophy.probability at lse.ac.uk.
This year, we invite submissions from graduate students, post-docs and other early career researchers in the fields of Decision Theory, Game Theory, Logic and Formal Philosophy. Preference will be given to conceptual/foundational work in these fields and to interdisciplinary approaches. Both full and poster presentations are solicited. Deadline for submission: 15 February 2015.
15-26 June 2015, Topology, Algebra and Categories in Logic (TACL 2015), Salerno / Ischia Island (Italy)Location: Salerno / Ischia Island (Italy)Deadline: 15 March 2015
Studying logics via semantics is a well-established and very active branch of mathematical logic, with many applications, in computer science and elsewhere. The area is characterised by results, tools and techniques stemming from various fields, including universal algebra, topology, category theory, order, and model theory. The programme of the conference TACL 2015 will focus on three interconnecting mathematical themes central to the semantic study of logics and their applications: algebraic, categorical, and topological methods. This is the seventh conference in the series Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic (TACL).
Starting from 2013, the conference TACL -Topology, Algebra, and Categories in Logic- is preceded by a one-week school. In 2015 the school will be held at the campus of the University of Salerno and will include four tutorials, each consisting of 1.5 hour lectures for five days.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Contributed talks can be on any topic involving the use of algebraic, categorical or topological methods in either logic or computer science. Deadline for submissions (extended): 15 March 2015.
15-19 June 2015, Logica 2015, Hejnice, Czech RepublicLocation: Hejnice, Czech RepublicDeadline: 15 February 2015
Logica 2015 is the 29th in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. The official language of the symposium is English.
Invited speakers are Patricia Blanchette, Walter Carnielli, Melvin Fitting, and Peter Milne.
Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for 'philosophically' and for 'mathematically' oriented logicians. The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2015.
12 June 2015, ICAIL-2015 workshop "Studying evidence in the law: formal, computational and philosophical methods", San Diego CA, U.S.A.Location: San Diego CA, U.S.A.Deadline: 25 March 2015
This workshop is held in conjunction with 2015 ICAIL and aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers in law, artificial intelligence, philosophy and psychology to discuss whether (and if so how) formal, computational and philosophical methods can help us understand key ideas in civil and criminal procedure.
We welcome contributions that address the conference topics above by applying formal, computational and philosophical methods, broadly construed, to the study of the law. Deadline for abstract submission: March 25, 2015.
11-15 June 2015, 10th Panhellenic Logic Symposium (PLS10), Samos, GreeceLocation: Samos, GreeceDeadline: 1 March 2015
The Panhellenic Logic Symposium(PLS), a biennial scientific event established in 1997, aims to promote interaction and cross-fertilization among different areas of logic. Originally conceived as a way of bringing together the many logicians of Hellenic descent throughout the world, it has evolved into an international forum for the communication of state-of-the-art advances in logic. The symposium is open to researchers worldwide who work in logic broadly conceived. The 10th Panhellenic Logic Symposium will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics at the University of Aegean, Samos, Greece.
Original papers that fall within the scope of the symposium are solicited. Prospective speakers of twenty-five-minute presentations are invited to submit an extended abstract, in English, not exceeding five pages, by 1 March 2015.
Graduate students and young researchers are invited to submit a short abstract on work in progress but not yet ready for a regular contributed talk. Those accepted will have an opportunity to present their results in poster form in a special poster session. Interested students should submit an abstract of no more than one page in pdf form by April 30, 2015 using the Easy Chair conference system.
11-13 June 2015, Prague Seminar on Non-Classical Mathematics, Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech RepublicDeadline: 15 March 2015
The 20th century has witnessed several attempts to build (parts of) mathematics on grounds other than those provided by classical logic. The goal of this seminar, along with presenting recent advances in particular areas (see the list of topics below), is to provide an opportunity for round-table discussions about the common aspects of various `non-classical' approaches, including similarities between results, proof methods, and methodological questions about the role of classical logic/mathematics in our work.
For more information, see here.
Abstracts (up to one page) and the proposals for the round-table discussion (up to one page) should be sent via e-mail before March 15th 2015. Our goals is to have a compact, well-rounded working seminar with representation from as many different approaches to NCM as possible, and papers will be selected with this in mind.
8-10 June 2015, 5th Workshop on Formal Topology: Spreads and Choice Sequences, Djursholm, SwedenLocation: Djursholm, SwedenDeadline: 16 March 2015
The study of the logical foundations of topology is playing an important role in mathematical logic and foundations of especially constructive mathematics. Early works by Brouwer on the theory of spreads and choice sequences were influencing much work in the area. A modernized form of his ideas is embodied in constructive point-free topology or formal topology. The workshop will gather experts in this field and related areas, including computable aspects and non-classical aspects of topology. A subtheme will be modern developments in the theory of spreads and choice sequences, as well as its history.
This is the fifth of a series of successful meetings on the development of Formal Topology and its connections with related approaches. The workshop is part of the Institut Mittag-Leffler short conferences program 2015. The number of participants is limited to 30 due to reasons of space.
Submissions of short abstracts are accepted through easychair.org. Deadline for abstract submissions: March 16.
8-12 June 2015, Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic & Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, and Set-theoretic & Point-free topology (BLAST2015@UNT), Denton TX (U.S.A.)Location: Denton TX (U.S.A.)Deadline: 18 May 2015
BLAST (Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic & Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, and Set-theoretic & Point-free Topology) is an annual conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation that has been running since 2008. The University of North Texas is proud to host the BLAST conference this year and looks forward to your participation.
BLAST2015@UNT will feature tutorials by Agata Ciabattoni James Cummings Ralph McKenzie and Slawomir Solecki, as well as invited talks by Clifford Bergman, Alan Dow, Michael Hrusak, Peter Jipsen, Aleksandra Kwiatkowska, Dilip Raghavan, Hiroshi Sakai and Grigor Sargsyan.
If you would like to give a talk at the BLAST2015@UNT Conference please submit a title and abstract (not exceeding one page) of your proposed talk by May 18, 2015.
7-8 June 2015, PLM Masterclass, with David Chalmers, StockholmLocation: StockholmDeadline: 28 February 2015
Postgraduates are invited to apply for the 2nd PLM Masterclass, to be held at the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 7-8 June 2015. The masterclass will be devoted to the work of David Chalmers, New York University and Australian National University. 9 graduate students will have the opportunity to present papers on David Chalmers's work. Professor Chalmers will comment on the papers and will also present new research.
Each student talk will be 30 minutes long, and will be followed by comments by Professor Chalmers and a general discussion.
Participation in the Masterclass will be free of charge, but students will have to find their own funding support for accommodation and living expenses.
For more information, see http://langmind.eu/
Applications are made by sending an abstract up to 1000 words of your proposed talk, together with a short cv, to plm.masterclass at gmail.com. The deadline for application is 28 February, 2015. Please use pdf (preferred), doc, or docx, as your file format. Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent out in the beginning of April.
7-10 June 2015, 28th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2015), Athens, GreeceLocation: Athens, GreeceDeadline: 8 March 2015
The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences.
Invited Speakers: Carsten Lutz (TU Bremen), Axel Polleres (TU Wien) and Maarten de Rijke (University of Amsterdam).
For more information, see http://dl2015.image.ntua.gr/
We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics Paper registration deadline (extended): March 9, 2015.
4-6 June 2015, 2015 meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society, Dublin, IrelandLocation: Dublin, IrelandDeadline: 1 February 2015
The Bertrand Russell Society (BRS), an international organization dedicated to the memory of the philosopher Bertrand Russell, will hold its annual meeting in Dublin in 2015. We meet at Trinity College, June 5-7. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Society for the Study of the History of Analytic Philosophy, which will hold its annual meeting on June 4-6.
Further details about the annual meeting (registration, etc.) will be posted at Alan Schwerin's website at https://sites.google.com/site/alanschwerinsphilosophycorner/home/
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the BRS Annual Meeting, please contact Alan Schwerin, President of the BRS, at aschweri at monmouth.edu. We welcome papers on any aspect of Russell?s life, thought, work, and legacy. We also welcome proposals for other activities that might be appropriate for the meeting (e.g., a master class on an essay by/about Russell).
4-5 June 2015, 4th Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Literature, Denver, ColoradoLocation: Denver, ColoradoDeadline: 14 March 2015
. The series of CLfL workshops is designed to bring together NLP researchers interested in working with literary data ~ prose and poetry ~ in any human language. This is a friendly forum to discuss ideas, bring up problems and chart new directions. CLfL-2015 is co-located with NAACL 2015.
If you among those who heartily approve of automated processing of literary texts, consider contributing to the workshop. Papers are due by March 4th.
4-6 June 2015, 15th Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2015), Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.Location: Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.Deadline: 20 February 2015
The mission of the TARK conferences is to bring together researchers from a wide variety of fields, including Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Distributed Computing, Economics and Game Theory, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, in order to further our understanding of interdisciplinary issues involving reasoning about rationality and knowledge.
TARK 2015 is the 15th conference of the TARK conference series. Previous conferences have been held bi-annually around the world, most recently in 2013 at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India.
For more information, see http://www.imsc.res.in/tark/tark15.html
Submissions are now invited to TARK 2015. Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 20, 2015 Extended Abstracts can be submitted here: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tark2015.
4-5 June 2015, 15th Annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics and Physics Graduate Conference (LMP 2015), London, Ontario, CanadaLocation: London, Ontario, CanadaDeadline: 22 February 2015
This year, the 2015 LMP Conference will precede the annual Philosophy of Physics Conference, taking place June 6-7. Elaine Landry (University of California-Davis) will be giving the keynote address.
Graduate students who have not yet defended their PhD thesis are invited to submit papers on any topic in philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of physics. Papers should be submitted by February 22nd, 2015.
Papers in philosophy of physics will be considered for the 12th Annual Clifton Memorial book prize. The contest will be adjudicated by philosophy of physics faculty members at Western.
1-4 June 2015, 4th International Congress on Tools for Teaching Logic, Rennes, FranceLocation: Rennes, FranceDeadline: 18 January 2015
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.
For more information, see http://ttl2015.irisa.fr/
We invite submission on all aspects of teaching logics. Submission deadline is 18th January 2015.
28-29 May 2015, Workshop 'Gradability, Scale Structure, and Vagueness: Experimental Perspectives', Madrid, SpainLocation: Madrid, SpainDeadline: 15 January 2015
The workshop is concerned with the semantics of gradability, scale structure and vagueness from an experimental perspective.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/gradexp2015/.
We invite papers that challenge or confirm current formal analyses of these phenomena in view of experimentally collected data; that discuss how semantic and pragmatic theory can benefit from experimental methodologies; and that aim for an explicit and detailed account of the use, mental representation, online processing, neural correlates or acquisition of expressions of gradability, scalarity, and vagueness. Abstract submission deadline: January 15th, 2015.
26-28 May 2015, Sixth Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN'15), Atlanta GA, U.S.A.Location: Atlanta GA, U.S.A.Deadline: 2 February 2015
Narrative provides a framing structure for understanding, communicating, influencing, and organizing human experience. Systems for its analysis and production are increasingly found embedded in devices and processes, influencing decision-making in venues as diverse as politics, economics, intelligence, and cultural production. The aim of this workshop series is to address the technical implementation of narrative systems, the theoretical bases of these frameworks, and our general understanding of narrative at multiple levels: from the psychological and cognitive impact of narratives to our ability to model narrative responses computationally.
This year's workshop is associated with the Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS), and will have a special focus on the building cognitive systems that are distinguished by a focus on high-level cognition and decision making, reliance on rich, structured representations, a systems-level perspective, use of heuristics to handle complexity, and incorporation of insights about human thinking, meaning we especially welcome papers relevant to the cognitive aspects of narrative.
This workshop .
For more information, see http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/cmn15/
This inter-disciplinary workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative. Regardless of its topic, reported work should provide some sort of insight of use to computational modeling of narratives. Discussing technological applications or motivations is not prohibited, but is not required. We accept both finished research and more tentative exploratory work. Submission deadline is February 2nd, 2015.
26-28 May 2015, Sixth International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2015), Atlanta GA, U.S.A.Location: Atlanta GA, U.S.A.Deadline: 2 February 2015
Narrative provides a framing structure for understanding, communicating, influencing, and organizing human experience. Systems for its analysis and production are increasingly found embedded in devices and processes, influencing decision-making in venues as diverse as politics, economics, intelligence, and cultural production. This inter-disciplinary workshop will be an appropriate venue for papers addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative, such as the technical implementation of narrative systems, the theoretical bases of these frameworks, and our general understanding of narrative at multiple levels: from the psychological and cognitive impact of narratives to our ability to model narrative responses computationally.
CMN 2015 will be co-located with the Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS 2015). The workshop will have a special focus on the building cognitive systems that are distinguished by a focus on high-level cognition and decision making, reliance on rich, structured representations, a systems-level perspective, use of heuristics to handle complexity, and incorporation of insights about human thinking, meaning we especially welcome papers relevant to the cognitive aspects of narrative. Invited Speaker: Janet H. Murray (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
For more information, see http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/cmn15
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Long, short and position papers are solicited. Papers should be relevant to issues fundamental to the computational modeling and scientific understanding of narrative. Submission deadline: February 2, 2015.
23-24 May 2015, Fourteenth International Workshop on Proof, Computation and Complexity (PCC 2015), Oslo, NorwayLocation: Oslo, NorwayDeadline: 1 April 2015
The aim of PCC is to stimulate research in proof theory, computation, and complexity, focusing on issues which combine logical and computational aspects. Topics may include applications of formal inference systems in computer science, as well as new developments in proof theory motivated by computer science demands. Specific areas of interest are (non-exhaustively listed) foundations for specification and programming languages, logical methods in specification and program development including program extraction from proofs, type theory, new developments in structural proof theory, and implicit computational complexity.
For more information, see http://www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/groups/logic/events/conferences/.
PCC is intended to be a lively forum for presenting and discussing recent work. We solicit contributions in the fields of PCC, non-exhaustively described above. Progress on a not yet satisfactorily solved problem may well be worth presenting - in particular if the discussions during the workshop might lead towards a solution. Deadline for proposing a contributed talk: April 1, 2015.
20-22 May 2015, 12th Annual Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW 2015), St. Louis MO, U.S.A.Location: St. Louis MO, U.S.A.Deadline: 16 January 2015
The Formal Epistemology Workshop will be held in connection with the 2015 meeting of the St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality (SLACRR), which will take place immediately before, from May 17-19, 2015.
There will be conference sessions all day on May 20 & 21, and in the morning on May 22. Keynote speakers: Tom Kelly (Princeton), Jeff Horty (University of Maryland, College Park).
For more information, see the conference webpage at https://sites.google.com/site/juliastaffelphilosophy/few.
Contributors are invited to send full papers as PDF files (suitable for presenting as a 40 minute talk) by Friday, January 16, 2015. Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review. Submitting the same paper to both FEW and SLACRR is permitted.
17-19 May 2015, St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality, St. Louis MO, U.S.A.Location: St. Louis MO, U.S.A.Deadline: 15 January 2015
St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality provides a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed. Keynote Speaker: Pamela Hieronymi (UCLA).
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. SLACRR includes papers in ethics, epistemology, and other areas of philosophy that deal with reasons, reasoning, or rationality. Please submit an anonymized abstract of 750-1500 words by January 15, 2015.
16-17 May 2015, Wyclif and the Realist Tradition in 14th Century Logic, St Andrews, ScotlandLocation: St Andrews, ScotlandDeadline: 12 January 2015
Historians of logic have known for decades that the 14th century was a tremendously productive period in the Latin West. As far as the relationship between logic and metaphysics is concerned, however, research has tended to focus on the nominalist tradition associated with Ockham and Buridan. The aim of this workshop is to redress the balance a little by focussing instead on the realist tradition that spans the 14th century. We have singled out for special mention the influential figure of John Wyclif, whose Logic is currently being re-edited here at St Andrews, but we welcome contributions involving other figures from Walter Burley to Paul of Venice.
For more information, see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/events/event?id=866
Each accepted paper will standardly be allocated an hour including time for discussion. Authors of accepted papers will be provided with meals during the conference and overnight accommodation for three nights. Please submit abstracts of around 250 words to the organizers Mark Thakkar (mnat at st-andrews.ac.uk) and Stephen Read by Monday 12 January 2015. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of January.
14-16 May 2015, PhDs in Logic VII, Vienna, AustriaLocation: Vienna, AustriaDeadline: 12 February 2015
PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organized by local graduate students. Its aim is to bring together graduate students and researchers as well as to foster contact between graduate students. This year, the conference includes tutorials by Thomas Eiter (Vienna University of Technology), Michael Moortgat (Universiteit Utrecht), Revantha Ramanayake (Vienna University of Technology) and Torsten Schaub (University Potsdam).
We also give PhD students the opportunity to do a twenty-minute presentation on (a) their own work or (b) an overview of some topic in their field. Students interested in doing a talk should send a 500-1000 word blinded abstract by February 12th, 2015.
7-8 May 2015, 1st Workshop on Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality: "Explanation and Abduction", Gent, BelgiumLocation: Gent, BelgiumDeadline: 29 March 2015
Explanation is one of the central goals of scientific research and abduction is a type of inference in which explanation plays a key role. Thus far, most philosophers will agree. When we consider more specific claims, however, many questions are still open to debate. What are the different forms of explanation and of abduction? How do these interrelate? To what extent are they open for formal explication? What about the relation to other notions, such as confirmation, induction, IBE, causality, belief revision, ...? The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to further our understanding of these notions and of their interrelations.
For more information, see http://www.lrr.ugent.be/
We welcome contributions addressing the conference topics. Authors are invited to submit an original, previously unpublished abstract before March 29.
4-8 May 2015, 20th Conference on Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics, Szklarska Poreba, PolandLocation: Szklarska Poreba, PolandDeadline: 1 February 2015
We are pleased to announce that the *Twentieth Anniversary Conference Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics* will be held in Szklarska Poreba from May 4 to May 8, 2015. 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 detailed information regarding conference registration, submission of abstracts, and accommodation will be available in the forthcoming announcements and on the conference's website http://www.klmn.uni.wroc.pl/conference.html.
Contributions related to logic, logical philosophy, pragmatics, foundations of mathematics and related areas are welcome. papers for presentation. Submission deadline is TBA.
4-5 May 2015, Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS 2015), Istanbul, TurkeyLocation: Istanbul, TurkeyDeadline: 11 February 2015
The LAMAS workshop provides a meeting forum for the research community working on various logical aspects of multi-agent systems (MAS) from the perspectives of artificial intelligence, computer science, and game theory. It addresses the whole range of issues that arise in the context of using logic in MAS, from theoretical foundations to algorithmic methods and implemented tools. The workshop is planned to serve two mutually supporting purposes. Primarily, it will be a mini-conference, hosting talks and discussions, and facilitating exchange of information, research ideas, and publication of original research papers on issues listed below. Secondly, the workshop will provide a meeting forum for the research community working on various logical aspects of MAS. The participants will discuss how the community can support coordination of research and dissemination of results.
For more information, see http://www.irit.fr/~Emiliano.Lorini/LAMAS2015/welcome.htm
Three types of submissions are allowed: regular papers (describing original unpublished research, but position papers and visionary work in progress can also be submitted in this category), system descriptions (describing new systems or significant upgrades of existing ones) or extended abstracts reporting interesting and relevant work that has been published (or accepted for publication) in the last 12 months. Paper submission deadline: February 11, 2015.
24-26 April 2015, The 2nd Belgrade Graduate Conference in Philosophy and Logic, University of BelgradeLocation: University of BelgradeDeadline: 10 March 2015
The 2nd Belgrade University Graduate Conference in Philosophy and Logic is organised by the Department of Philosophy and the Institute of Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade.
Keynote Speakers: Alexandru Baltag (University of Amsterdam), Kosta Dosen (University of Belgrade), Michael Griffin (Central European University), Peter Schroeder-Heister (University of Tuebingen), Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam).
We welcome contributions from the graduate students in the field of analytic philosophy and logic in a wider sense. Presentations of interdisciplinary research from the fields of mathematics, computer science, linguistics and philosophy, are also most welcome. Final submission deadline is March 10th (CET).
17-19 April 2015, Truth Pluralism and Logical Pluralism, Storrs CT, U.S.A.Location: Storrs CT, U.S.A.Deadline: 15 February 2015
The Philosophy Department at the University of Connecticut in partnership with the Pluralisms Global Research Network funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea is delighted to announce a conference on *Truth Pluralism and Logical Pluralism*, to be held from April 17-19, 2015, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
What does a mean for a sentence or proposition to be true? Can there be more than one way for something to be true? What does it mean for a logic to be "correct", and can there be multiple equally correct logics? This conference is aimed at exploring issues in pluralisms about truth and logic and their rival theories, as well as the connections between them.
If you have any questions, please contact the conference organiser, Nathan Kellen <nathan.kellen at gmail.com>. For more information and a registration form, see http://philosophy.uconn.edu/ and http://www.nikolajpedersen.com/pluralisms.html. While the conference is free and open to the public, registration is required. Please register by April 1st, using the registration form at http://www.nathankellen.com/.
We will also have room for 2-3 contributed papers. We invite submissions of *full papers*, suitable for 35 minute presentation. Please submit the paper, in .pdf format and formatted for blind review, as well as a separate cover sheet with contact information. Papers should be submitted to Nathan Kellen nathan.kellen at gmail.com, by *11:59PM EST on February 15th, 2015*. Papers should address the topic of the conference, and papers addressing the connections between truth pluralism and logical pluralism are especially welcome. We encourage submissions from all scholars, including early career researchers and graduate students and especially those from underrepresented groups in philosophy.
30-31 March 2015, 7th Workshop on the Philosophy of Information (7WPI): Conceptual challenges of data in science and technology, London, EnglandLocation: London, EnglandDeadline: 23 January 2015
Run by the Society for the Philosophy of Information. each WPI workshop is a small scale gathering, with an open Call for Papers to present works in the large variety of research areas that focus on information, both in scientific and conceptual terms. This includes works in progress and we aim at discussing open problems in the area.
Invited speakers include William Wong (Middlesex University), Emma Tobin (UCL), Judith Simon (IT University of Copenhaghen) and Rob Kitchin.
Send your 500-1000 words abstract, suitable for anonymous review, by 23rd January 2015. Issues of interest include (but are not limited to): Causality, Data Quality, Security and Big Data.
19-20 March 2015, Redrawing Pragmasemantic Borders, Groningen, The NetherlandsLocation: Groningen, The NetherlandsDeadline: 16 January 2015
Semantics and pragmatics have long recognized multiple meaning types: asserted and entailed meaning, world knowledge and lexically based inferences, presupposition, expressive content, and conversational and conventional implicature. These each get their own separate treatments and/or are thought of as separate ~dimensions~ of meaning.
There are two main strands of research that question the traditional divisions: accounts that seek more unifying characteristics and accounts that identify exceptional behavior in a subset of a certain meaning type. The aim of the workshop is to discuss how to cut the pragmasemantic pie.
Invited Speakers: Craige Roberts, Judith Tonhauser, Hans-Martin Gärtner.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/redraw2015/.
We solicit submissions dealing with:
- formal arguments or empirical data that support unifying different information types based on for instance projection properties
- formal arguments or empirical data suggesting new distinctions
- work that integrates the analysis of different meaning types with contextual or discourse effects
- new theoretical approaches to representing and integrating different types of information (e.g. multi-dimensional semantics).
Deadline for abstract submission:Fri, January 16th, 2015.
20-23 February 2015, 16th Szklarska Poreba Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics 16th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics, Szklarska Poreba, PolandLocation: Szklarska Poreba, PolandDeadline: 5 January 2015
Linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and interested researchers from other areas are cordially invited to join the 16th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics to be held on the top of the Szrenica mountain in the Giant Mountains on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic on 20-23 February 2015.
The two main themes of this year's convention are (1) "Mental Representation of Semantic and Pragmatic Lexical Knowledge" and (2) "The Role of Linguistics in the Cognitive Sciences". Confirmed invited speakers are Jaroslav Peregrin (Charles University Prague), Judith Tonhauser (Ohio State University, with 97% certainty), Berit Gehrke (CNRS / Paris Diderot) and Reinhard Blutner (retired, University of Amsterdam).
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/szklarskaporebaworkshop16/call-for-papers or contact szklarskaporebaworkshop16 at gmail.com.
We invite submission of blind abstracts of no longer than 250 words in PDF. Deadline for abstracts: 5 January
CfP volume on applications of logical methods outside of the core areas, edited by Urbaniak and PayetteDeadline: 28 February 2015
A special volume in Springer's series Logic, Argumentation and Reasoning on applied formal/mathematical philosophy is being edited by Rafal Urbaniak and Gillman Payette. We are requesting papers which apply logical/mathematical methods outside of the usual "core disciplines" of mathematical philosophy, i.e., outside of pure logic, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, and metaphysics.
The submission deadline is now February 28, 2015. If you're interested, please email your full paper, prepared in PDF and LaTeX formats, prepared for anonymous refereeing to both rfl.urbaniak at gmail.com and gpayette at dal.ca. Please include your contact details in the submission email.
31 January - 7 February 2015, Winter School in Abstract Analysis (Set Theory and Topology), Hejnice, Czech RepublicLocation: Hejnice, Czech RepublicDeadline: 7 February 2015
The Winter School is a traditional conference for mathematicians working in diverse areas of Set Theory, Topology and Analysis. The school is a meeting where emphasis is put on the joy of doing mathematics. Questions and discussions are welcome and there is plenty of space for them outside of the talks. It is also open to advanced masters students as well as PhD students who are most welcome to not only participate but to also present their work.
The program is split into a tutorial part and a research part. The tutorial part will consist of a series of lectures delivered by the invited speakers. The tutorials are meant to be accessible to students and non-experts. Tutorial speakers for this year are: Claude Laflamme, David Milovich, Justin T. Moore and Andrzej Roslanowski. The research part will consist of presentations of research papers/problems from the area of Set Theory, Set-Theoretic Topology and related fields.
Deadline for registration: December 31st (December 11th to apply for a fee waiver). To get more information about the conference, about the financial support and to register please visit our web page http://www.winterschool.eu/.
CfP special track of JAIR on "Cross-language algorithms and applications"Deadline: 1 March 2015
The Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) is pleased to announce the launch of the Special Track on Cross-language Algorithms and Applications. The core Artificial Intelligence technologies of speech and natural language processing need to address the challenges of processing multiple languages. While the first challenge of multilingualism is to bridge the nomenclature gap for the same concepts, the next significant challenge is to develop algorithms and applications that not only scale to multiple languages but also leverage cross-lingual similarities for improved natural language processing.
The goal of this special track is to serve as a home for the publication of leading research on Cross-language Algorithms and Applications, focusing on developing unified themes leading to the development of the science of multi- and cross-lingualism. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: efforts in the direction of multilingual transliteration; multilingual document summarization; rapid prototyping of cross language tools for low resource languages; and machine translation.
CfP special issue of JLAMP on "automated verification of programs and web systems"Deadline: 25 February 2015
This special issue of the Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming (JLAMP) provides a forum for researchers working in the areas of verification, program transformation, software engineering, rule-based programming, formal methods, and Web-oriented research, to submit their papers on the Automated Verification of Programs and Web Systems.
This special issue is devoted to the themes of the WWV and VPT workshop series on Automated Specification and Verification of Web Systems (WWV) and on Verification and Program Transformation (VPT). This is however an open call for papers. Both participants of the most recent editions of the WWV and VPT workshop series and others working on the themes of this special issue are hereby invited to submit a paper. Abstract submission deadline: 25 February 2015
For more information, see http://www.journals.elsevier.com/
Contribute to Amsterdam Science magazineDeadline: 1 January 2015
Are you eager to share your research? Are there developments in your field that we should all know about? Then contribute to Amsterdam Science.
Amsterdam Science is a new university science magazine, publishing the best science writing of students and researchers in Amsterdam. The magazine will showcase research conducted by master students, PhD students and researchers in all areas, e.g., mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, physics, biological and biomedical sciences, ecology, earth and environmental sciences, forensic science, computer science, logic. The core of the magazine consists of scientific reports about recent research, written in an accessible yet academic style. The magazine will be distributed for free in print and online.
To contribute, please contact the scouting editors on magazine-science at uva.nl. They will guide you through the submission process. The publication of the first issue is scheduled for March 2015. The submission deadline is 1 January 2015. Two more issues will follow in the course of 2015.
For more information, see http://amsci.nl/
CfP special issue of Journal of Logic and Analysis on "Continuity, Computability, Constructivity"Deadline: 31 January 2015
After a further year of successful work in the EU-IRSES project COMPUTAL and an excellent workshop in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in September this year, we are planning to publish a collection of papers dedicated to the meeting and the project in the Journal of Logic and Analysis.
The issue should reflect progress made in Computable Analysis and related areas, not only work in the project. Submissions are welcome from all scientists and should be on topics in the spectrum from logic to algorithms. Deadline for Submission: 31 January 2015.
CfP special issue of Topoi on "Epistemic modals and the epistemology of modality"Deadline: 15 March 2015
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 dg29 at uakron.edu.
4 December 2015, Quantum WorkshopSpeaker: Mario Szegedy, Stacey Jeffery, Richard Jozsa, Gilles BrassardLocation: Room L016, CWI, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
23 October 2015, Back to Basic alumni event, Science Park 904, AmsterdamLocation: Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Alumni event for all Bachelor and Master programs in the Information Sciences domain. The theme of this year is “Amsterdam Computer Science: from the lab to the real world”.
The programme includes lectures by Theo Gevers about "3D Vision" and Frank van Harmelen about "The Biggest Knowledge-Base in History". In addition there will be a company fair with information of current developments and vacancies.
20-21 October 2015, Tsinghua Logic Colloquium on Information Flow in a Social World, Rm 324, Main Building, Tsinghua UniversityLocation: Rm 324, Main Building, Tsinghua University
The workshop will bring together the scholars who are either involved in the joint project “The Logical Dynamics of Information Exchange in Social Networks” (funded by the KNAW), or whose research is closely related to it. We aim to create a platform for researchers to exchange ideas and strengthen further collaboration.
With the KNAW project, the main research problem we want to investigate is the understanding of information flow and group belief dynamics in social networks. We intend to: (1) develop formal models and logics for the study of social-informational dynamics, (2) develop appropriate software for the computational analysis of this dynamics, (3) extract practical lessons about the opportunities and dangers posed by social networks, and (4) use these results as a source of philosophical reflection on the nature of social knowledge and the epistemological significance of corporate agents. The proposed methodology is to use extensions of Dynamic Epistemic Logic, in combination with probabilistic methods.
For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?p=676
17-19 October 2015, Jin Yuelin Conference on Dao, Logic and Epistemology, Zheng Yu-Tong Lecture Hall, New Science Building, Tsinghua UniversityLocation: Zheng Yu-Tong Lecture Hall, New Science Building, Tsinghua University
Jin Yuelin (1895—1984) was a pioneering philosopher and logician in China. After his study at Columbia University in the United States, he established the department of philosophy at Tsinghua University in 1926, where he started teaching modern logic for the first time, while engaged in deep encounters between modern and Chinese philosophy. Jun Yuelin's personality and ideas have had a continuing impact on logicians and philosophers in China right until today. In the spirit of Jin Yuelin's intellectual program, this international conference is held at Tsinghua University, exploring recent research into the many directions in his work and beyond. As our guiding theme, we will explore the current state of encounters between philosophy and logic. The conference will bring together Chinese and international scholars, both senior and junior.
For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?p=650
23-25 September 2015, 22nd International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2015), Kassel, GermanyLocation: Kassel, Germany
TIME 2015 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 22nd edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater both for theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the time symposium is its interdisciplinarity with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond.
The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in AI, Databases, as well as Logic and Verification.
For more information, see http://time2015.uni-kassel.de
13-16 September 2015, 1st Workshop on Logics for Qualitative Modelling and Reasoning (LQMR'15), Lodz, PolandLocation: Lodz, Poland
LQMR'15 aims at bringing together researchers from various fields interested in qualitative modelling and reasoning. In particular, the workshop will focus on the formal approaches to qualitative reasoning, its philosophical aspects and practical applications of QR methods in engineering and computer science.
For more information, see https://www.fedcsis.org/2015/lqmr
13-26 September 2015, Summer School "Reasoning", Dresden, GermanyLocation: Dresden, Germany
The summer school "Reasoning" is a platform for knowledge transfer within a very rapid increasing research community in the field of "Computational Logic". We will offer introductory courses covering the fundamentals of reasoning, courses at advanced levels, as well as applied courses and workshops dedicated to specialized topics and the state of the art. All lecturers are leading researchers in their field and have been awarded prizes.
For the participants of the summer school, the participation at the 38th German AI conference, also held at TU Dresden, is free of charge.
You can find more information about the summer school at https://ddll.inf.tu-dresden.de/web/Norbert_Manthey/SummerSchool2015
24-28 August 2015, 2nd ESSENCE Summer School on Evolving Semantic Systems, Edinburgh, United KingdomLocation: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The School offers an interdisciplinary programme of tutorials from leading experts in various areas of Artificial Intelligence, linguistics, and cognitive science that study evolving and negotiated meaning in natural and artificial systems, including knowledge representation, ontologies, multiagent systems, language evolution, dialogue systems, vision, robotics, and machine learning.
Registration is free (but limited), and a number of bursaries to support external participants is available (deadline for applications: 4th August). For more information, see https://www.essence-network.com/essence-events/summer-school/.
17-21 August 2015, 4th International Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Summer School, Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaLocation: Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaCosts: $250 CAD registration fee
The 4th International Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Summer School will be held August 27-31, 2015 at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo.
The program is aimed primarily at graduate students and young postdoctoral fellows with a basic idea of quantum information and cryptography concepts who want to deepen their understanding of the cryptographic context, the theoretical underpinning and the experimental realizations and difficulties.
The application deadline is Monday, June 8, 2015. Upon acceptance into the school a $250 CAD registration fee is due.
For more information and an application form, see https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/qkd
3-14 August 2015, 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2015), Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, Spain
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.
3-8 August 2015, 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS 2015), Helsinki, FinlandLocation: Helsinki, Finland
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.
For more information, see http://www.helsinki.fi/clmps
3-4 August 2015, Workshop on Truthmaker Semantics and related topics, Hamburg, GermanyLocation: Hamburg, Germany
Professor Kit Fine will use his Anneliese Maier Research Price of the German Humboldt Foundation to finance a series of workshops on truthmaker semantics and related topics. The workshops will be organized by the Phlox research group under the auspices of Professor Benjamin Schnieder. The first instalment of the series will take place at the university of Hamburg on August 3rd and 4th 2015. The talks of the workshop are loosely centred around the themes of Professor Stephen Yablo's latest book 'Aboutness?.
For more information, see here.
27-31 July 2015, Scandinavian Logic Society (SLS) Summer School in Logic 2015, Helsinki, FinlandLocation: Helsinki, Finland
The Scandinavian Logic Society is very pleased to announce the next summer school in logic, taking place July 27-31 in Helsinki this summer of 2015. Notice that the school takes place exactly the week before both the ASL European Summer Meeting and the LMPS, both of which being in Helsinki August 3rd.
Course are offered by a very distinguished group of lecturers: Samson Abramsky (Oxford), Jeremy Avigad (Carnegie Mellon), Laura Fontanella (Hebrew University), Curtis Franks (Notre Dame), Åsa Hirvonen (Helsinki), Nicole Schweikardt (Berlin) and Moshe Vardi (Rice University). There may be funds for students. Also: note the inexpensive registration fee.
27-31 July 2015, 4th Hamburg Summer School: Stephen Yablo, Hamburg, GermanyLocation: Hamburg, Germany
The Fourth Hamburg Summer School will be taught by Prof. Stephen Yablo from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course will take place between the 27th July and 31st July 2015 at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Yablo will present material from his new book Aboutness.
Further information will follow soon on the following website: https://hamburgersommerkurs.wordpress.com/.
26 July to 1 August 2015, Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, Germany
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the 2nd Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, which will be held from July 26 to August 1, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The summer school is open to excellent female students who wish to specialize in mathematical philosophy.
Since women are significantly underrepresented in philosophy generally and in formal philosophy in particular, this summer school aims to encourage women to engage with mathematical methods and apply them to philosophical problems. The summer school will provide an infrastructure for developing expertise in some of the main formal approaches used in mathematical philosophy, including formal epistemology, simulation techniques, the semantics-pragmatics interface. Furthermore, it offers study in an informal setting, lively debate, and a chance to strengthen mathematical self-confidence and independence for female students. 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 application is March 1, 2015. For more information, see http://www.mathsummer.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/
26 July - 1 August 2015, Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic and Computation, Goettingen, GermanyLocation: 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 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: Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems, Recursion and Complexity, Ordinal Analysis, Automatic Reasoning in the Automobile Industry, and Hilbert and Bernays in Göttingen
For more information, see http://www.math.uni-goettingen.de/summer
17-18 July 2015, Workshop "Fiction and Depiction", Hamburg, GermanyLocation: Hamburg, Germany
As part of the Emmy Noether Research Group Ontology after Quine: Fictionalism and Fundamentality, the University of Hamburg will host a 2-day workshop on Fiction and Depiction. As its name suggests, the workshop is intended to address issues concerning fiction and depiction, with a particular emphasis on issues that arise at the intersection of philosophical work on fiction and pictorial representation.
The workshop will take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July and the speakers will be: Catharine Abell (Manchester), Paloma Atencia-Linares (UNAM), Rob Hopkins (NYU), Kathleen Stock (Sussex), Kendall Walton (Michigan) and Richard Woodward (Hamburg).
Attendance is free, but please let us know if you intend to attend by emailing richard.woodward at uni-hamburg.de and julia.zakkou at uni-hamburg.de For more details, please see the announcement at http://carvingnature.net/2015/02/09/fiction-and-depiction/
16-18 July 2015, Experimental Pragmatics 2015, Chicago, U.S.A.Location: Chicago, U.S.A.
The invited speakers are: David Beaver (University of Texas)Noah Goodman (Stanford University), Yi Ting Huang (University of Maryland), Hannah Rohde (Edinburgh University), and Michael Tanenhaus (University of Rochester).
For more information, see http://xprag2015.uchicago.edu/
13-17 July 2015, 10th International Computer Science Symposium in Russia (CSR 2015), Listvyanka/Lake Baikal (Russia)Location: Listvyanka/Lake Baikal (Russia)
CSR 2014 intends to reflect the broad scope of international cooperation in computer science. It is the 10th conference in a series of regular events started with CSR 2006 in St. Petersburg
Distinguished opening lecture: Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice U.). Invited Speakers include Samuel R. Buss (UCSD), Phokion Kolaitis (UCSC and IBM Research/Almaden) and Vladimir Podolskii (Steklov Inst./Moscow).
Further information and contacts:
Email: csr2015 "at" googlegroups.com
13-17 July 2015, SummerSchool on Fair Division, Grenoble, FranceLocation: Grenoble, FranceCosts: free (travel grants available)
This summer school, intended for PhD students, postdocs, and advanced Master's students in a variety of disciplines, will provide a thorough introduction to the research area of fair division, which is concerned with the problem of fairly dividing a number of goods between the members of a group of agents. It is organised by COST Action IC1205 on Computational Social Choice, and in addition supported by a grant from the Persyval Labex.
Participation is free of costs, but you need to apply to be offered a spot (deadline: 10 April 2015). You can apply for a travel grant to cover (most of) your transport and accommodation expenses. Interested participants can present a poster of their own work at the summer school.
11 July 2015, Workshop "Questioning the Concepts of Culture, Diversity and Comparison in the History and Philosophy of Science", Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, France
The International Association for Science and Cultural Diversity (IASCUD) is pleased to announce a one-day workshop being held in Paris, France on Saturday, 11 July 2015. The event will consist of a number of presentations from invited expert speakers and round-table discussions/debates to question the notions of "culture", "diversity", and "comparison" in the history and philosophy of science. This workshop, held in English, will be interactive and discussions will be encouraged. We hope you will join us this summer in Paris.
Registration is free and required ahead of time. On-site registration will not be available. Participation via Skype is possible with a requisite arrangement. On-line or physical participation will be limited, so please let us know as soon as possible if you with to attend this workshop. For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/home/loewe/IASCUD/paris2015.html
6-8 July 2015, 15th Rhythm Perception and Performance Workshop (RPPW), Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)Location: Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
RPPW is a biannual summit that seeks to explore innovative means of understanding rhythm production and perception. Rhythms are paramount in human functioning. Walking, talking, music performance – they all have rhythmic components. As of today the neurobiology of the underlying timing is not well understood, let alone the corresponding cognitive processes. The 15th edition of RPPW is therefore devoted to integrating various disciplines like biophysics, neurophysiology, cognitive psychology, and the science of music.
For more information, see http://www.move.vu.nl/en/news-agenda/conferences-and-symposia/rppw15/index.asp
27 June 2015, Workshop on Philosophy of non-classical logics "Toward problems of paraconsistency and paracompleteness", Istanbul, TurkeyLocation: Istanbul, Turkey
There is an ongoing philosophical and logical debate about motivations in accepting or rejecting the principle (law) of (non-)contradiction and the principle (law) of excluded middle. A logic rejecting the principle of non-contradiction is called *paraconsistent* and a logic rejecting the principle of excluded middle is called *paracomplete*. But what does it really mean to reject a classical principle (law)? And what are the philosophical consequences for this refusal? In which sense would it still be possible to defend nowadays that there is just one true logic?
This workshop, held at the 5th World Congress on Universal Logic in Istanbul, shall represent a privileged platform to evaluate proposals for a more integrated and general approach to philosophical motivations and consequences in the emergence of non-classical logics. Keynote speaker: Graham Priest (CUNY).
For more information, see http://www.uni-log.org/wk5-PNC.html
25-30 June 2015, Workshop "The idea of logic: Historical Perspectives", Istanbul, TurkeyLocation: Istanbul, Turkey
Logic as a discipline is not characterized by a stable scope throughout its history. True enough, the historical influence of Aristotelian logic over the centuries is something of a common denominator in Western philosophy. But Aristotelian logic certainly was not alone (see stoic logic for instance), not to mention non-western logics. Even within the Aristotelian tradition there is significant variability. Furthermore, as is well known, in the 19th century logic as a discipline underwent a radical modification, with the development of mathematical logic. This workshop, held at the 5th World Congress on Universal Logic in Istanbul, will focus on both the diversity and the unity of logic through time.
For more information, see http://www.uni-log.org/wk5-IOL.html
22 June 2015, Philosophy of Mathematics Conference, Oxford, EnglandLocation: Oxford, England
Attendance: is free. There is no need to register in advance; simply turn up on the day. Speakers include Matt Parker, Bruno Whittle, Mary Leng, Toby Meadows and Tom Donaldson. The conference is generously funded by Maury Friedman. For more information, see here
22-26 June 2015, Workshop "Clusters, Games and Axioms", Lorentz Center, Leiden, The NetherlandsLocation: Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
A workshop ``Clusters, Games and Axioms'' will take place from 22 June 2015 through 26 June 2015 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. The workshop has no registration fee and is open to PhD students, PostDocs and researchers interested in the topic.
Registration is necessary as the number of participants is limited to 45. The deadline for registration is 31 May, 2015.
Detailed information about the workshop, including registration form, can be found at http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2015/702/info.php3?wsid=702&venue=Oort.
20-30 June 2015, Fifth World Congress on Universal Logic (UNILOG 2015), Istanbul, TurkeyLocation: Istanbul, Turkey
This is the fifth edition of a world event dedicated to universal logic. This event is a combination of a school and a congress. The school offers many turorials on a wide range of subjects. The congress will follow with invited talks by some of the best alive logicians and a selection of contributed talks. As in previous eiditons there will also be a contest and secret speaker.
This event is intended to be a major event in logic, providing a platform for future research guidelines. Such an event is of interest for all people dealing with logic in one way or another: pure logicians, mathematicians, computer scientists, AI researchers, linguists, psychologists, philosophers, etc.
For more information, see http://www.uni-log.org/enter-istanbul
9-12 June 2015, 1st European Conference on Argumentation (ECA 2015), Lisbon, PortugalLocation: Lisbon, Portugal
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.
For more information, see http://www.ecargument.org/
9 June 2015, Computability, Probability and Logic, Nijmegen, the NetherlandsLocation: Nijmegen, the Netherlands
On June 9, 2015, there will be an informal workshop on "Computability, Probability and Logic" at the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Rutger Kuyper (Nijmegen)
Rod Downey (Wellington)
Denis Hirschfeldt (Chicago)
Joseph Miller (Madison)
Russell Miller (New York)
Andrea Sorbi (Siena)
On June 10, 2015, Rutger Kuyper will defend his thesis at 14:30.
A preliminary program is on http://www.ru.nl/math/research/vmconferences/computability/. Participation is free, but please register at the web page.
8-19 June 2015, Second EPICENTER Spring Course in Epistemic Game Theory, Maastricht University, The NetherlandsLocation: Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Epistemic game theory is a modern and blooming approach to game theory where the reasoning of people is at center stage. More precisely, it investigates the beliefs that people form – about the opponents' choices, but also about the opponents' beliefs – before they make a decision. This course offers a deep introduction into the beautiful world of epistemic game theory, and is open to advanced bachelor students, master students, PhD students and researchers all over the world.
For more information about the course, together with a full program of the course, please visit our course website: http://www.epicenter.name/springcourse/
1-5 June 2015, 2nd Workshop on Vaught's Conjecture, Berkeley CA, U.S.A.Location: Berkeley CA, U.S.A.
A workshop on the mathematics surrounding Vaught's Conjecture (on the number of isomorphism types of countable models of a countable complete theory elementary first order theory) will be held at the University of California at Berkeley from June 1 to June 6, 2015. The first workshop on Vaught's Conjecture was held at the University of Notre Dame, in May of 2005. This workshop resulted in a number of new ideas and collaborations, some of which were published in a special issue of the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic. We hope that this second workshop will build on the success of the first.
There will be tutorials by Uri Andrews, Su Gao, and Chris Laskowski; the invited speakers currently include: Nate Ackerman, John Baldwin, Howard Becker, Samuel Coskey, Cameron Freer, Sy Friedman, Robin Knight, Paul Larson, David Marker, Ludomir Newelski, Richard Rast, Gerald Sacks, Slawomir Solecki and Ioannis Souldatos
For more information, see https://math.berkeley.edu/~schweber/vcc15/
1 June 2015, ABC Brain Day 2015, De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation: De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On June 1st the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center organizes the ABC Brain Day, the yearly conference where ABC members present their research.
For more information, see http://abc.uva.nl/events/item/abc-brainday-2015.html
21-22 May 2015, Symposium on the occasion of the retirements of Herman Ruge Jervell and Dag Normann, Oslo, NorwayLocation: Oslo, Norway
The list of speakers includes Ulrich Berger (Swansea), Jean-Yves Girard (Luminy), John Longley (Edinburgh), Jan von Plato (Helsinki), Wolfram Pohlers (Munster), Michael Rathjen (Leeds) and Stan S. Wainer (Leeds).
The symposium is co-located with the Workshop PCC 2015 May 23-24, 2015 and following the Abel Prize Award Ceremony, May 19, 2015 and the Abel Lectures and Science Lecture, May 20, 2015.
For more information, see http://www.mn.uio.no/math/english/research/groups/logic/events/conferences/
20 May 2015, Seminar on Provability, Interpretability, Intuitionism and Arithmetic, Room G2.13, Science Park 904, AmsterdamLocation: Room G2.13, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
We will have a session with two speakers. You are kindly invited to attend.
Speaker 1: Jeroen Goudsmit (Utrecht University)
Title: Finite frames fail: How Infinity Works its Way into the Semantics of Admissibility
Speaker 2: Rutger Kuyper (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Title: Intuitionistic logic, computability, and the Medvedev and Muchnik lattices
For more information, see http://phil.uu.nl/piia/
18-19 May 2015, Proper Names Workshop, Budapest, HungaryLocation: Budapest, Hungary
One of the central questions in philosophy of language and linguistic semantics in the 20th century was how we refer using proper names. Contemporary work on these issues is being conducted by both linguists and philosophers, and the nature of the topic and some of the recalcitrant problems facing extant accounts call for their collaborative interaction. Accordingly, our invited participants include scholars from both fields. The workshop will consist of six extended sessions over two days, each led by one of our invited speakers, with ample time for discussion and interaction with the distinguished group of invited discussants.
Please let us know by May 5th if you would like to attend, so we can plan accordingly. For more information and a registration form, see http://ias.ceu.edu/node/43092 or contact croberts at ling.osu.edu or zvolenszky at elte.hu.
14-16 May 2015, Fourth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2015), Lodz, PolandLocation: Lodz, Poland
The Department of English and General Linguistics at University of Lodz announces the Fourth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang2015). The principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, logicians and linguists.
For more information, see http://www.csk.uni.lodz.pl/
8-9 May 2015, Workshop "Just playing? Toy models in the Sciences", Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, Germany
Toy models are ubiquitous in the natural and social sciences - prominent examples include the Ising model in physics, the Lotka-Volterra model in the life sciences, and the Schelling model in the social sciences. It is characteristic of toy models that they simplify radically and often succeed in identifying the crucial features that produce a phenomenon. Toy models play an important and, though, insufficiently appreciated role in philosophy of science. This workshop addresses several questions regarding the epistemic functions of toy models in the natural and social sciences.
DATES AND REGISTRATION:
Workshop Date: May 8-9, 2015
Everyone is welcome to attend! Please e-mail the organizers in advance. For more information, see http://www.lmu.de/justplaying2015
8 May 2015, Boole 200, Utrecht, The NetherlandsLocation: Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Dutch Organization for Logic and Philosophy of Science (VvL) and the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science would like to invite you to attend the symposium "Boole 200" on the occasion of George Boole's 200th birthday.
For more information and a program, see http://www.verenigingvoorlogica.nl/activiteiten.shtml or here.
4-8 May 2015, 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015), Istanbul, TurkeyLocation: Istanbul, Turkey
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 http://www.aamas2015.com/
25 April 2015, Philosophical Festival DRIFT, De Brakke Grond, AmsterdamLocation: De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
DRIFT is an annual festival comprising lectures, presentations and debates representing a wide variety of philosophical disciplines. This year's theme is 'Towards Chaos'. Among this year's speakers are Graham Priest, Alessandra Palmigiano, Sally Haslanger, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Raymond Geuss, and Rob Riemen in debate with René Boomkens.
For more information, see the website at http://www.festivaldrift.nlwebsite or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wijsgerig-Festival-DRIFT/164500041788?fref=ts, or contact email@example.com
23-24 April 2015, 1st Salzburg-Irvine-Munich Workshop in Logic and Philosophy of Science: Inductive Inferences in the Sciences, Salzburg, AustriaLocation: Salzburg, Austria
22-24 April 2015, PROGIC 2015: Probability and Logic, Canterbury, EnglandLocation: Canterbury, England
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.
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/.
20-22 April 2015, Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) Convention 2015, Canterbury, U.K.Location: Canterbury, U.K.
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.
20 April 2015, Workshop "Logic from Descartes to Kant", Padua, ItalyLocation: Padua, Italy
Massimiliano Carrara (University of Padua and COGITO) and Riccardo Pinosio (ILLC, University of Amsterdam) are organizing a Workshop "Logic from Descartes to Kant"
For more information, see here.
17-19 April 2015, Conference in honour of Hugh Woodin's 60th birthday, Cambridge MA, U.S.A.Location: Cambridge MA, U.S.A.
A conference in honor of Hugh Woodin's 60th birthday will be held at Harvard University on April 17-19, 2015.
The speakers for the meeting will be Garth Dales, Qi Feng, Matt Foreman, Alexander Kechris, Menachem Magidor, Donald Martin, Grigor Sargsyan, Ted Slaman and John Steel.
There is a conference website at:http://logic.harvard.edu/woodin_meeting.html Information will be added there as it becomes available. We would like to keep a head count of those planning to attend, so if you are planning to do so, please let us know at woodinbirthdayconference at gmail.com.
9-11 April 2015, 1st Munich Graduate Workshop in Mathematical Philosophy, Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, Germany
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the first Munich Graduate Workshop in Mathematical Philosophy, 9 - 11 April 2015. The workshop is intended for masters and doctoral students with interests in the philosophical foundations of physics. The program will feature student presentations, keynote lectures, and `working groups? on advanced material at the forefront of contemporary research.
Keynote Lectures: Harvey Brown (Oxford), Rüdiger Schack (London), Charlotte Werndl (Salzburg). Internal Lectures: Erik Curiel, Michael Cuffaro, Radin Dardashti, Samuel Fletcher, Paula Reichert, Karim Thébault
For more information, see http://www.lmu.de/graduateworkshop2015/
1-5 April 2015, 1st World Congress on Logic and Religion, Joao Pessoa, BrazilLocation: Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Logic can be understood in different ways. The word "logic" has four basic meanings: reasoning, science, language and relation. Religion is also "relational", it can be viewed as the connection between human beings with life, reality, divinity. Logic, symbol of rationality, may appear as opposed to religion belief-oriented.
But logic and religion are intertwinned in many ways. Theo-logy is the science of god. It includes some proofs of the existence of god ranging from Anselm to Gödel. Moreover in the Bible the logos is assimilated to God and this has been repercuted in occidental philosophy in different ways by philosophers such as Leibniz or Hegel. A religion like Buddhism is also strongly connected to reasoning as well as Islam and many others.
This will be the first world congress on logic and religion. Relations between logic in all its dimensions - philosophical, mathematical, computational, linguistical - and the the different religions will be examined.
For more information, see http://www.uni-log.org/logic-and-religion.html
22-25 March 2015, Cultures of Mathematics IV, New Delhi, IndiaLocation: New Delhi, India
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.
For more information, see http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/spag/ml/Delhi2015/.
19-21 March 2015, Three Rivers Philosophy Conference 2015 "Pictures and Proofs" (TRiP 2015), Columbia SC, U.S.A.Location: Columbia SC, U.S.A.
- What are the roles of pictures and diagrams in mathematical proofs, in formal reasoning, and in epistemic justification more broadly?
- Can pictures by themselves serve as arguments insofar as they can be persuasive and even convey a sense of demonstrative certainty?
For the most part, these two questions have been discussed separately. We seek to bring them together and thereby take them in new directions. These are philosophical questions that are addressed by many different disciplines: STS, history of science, mathematics, engineering, media studies, and the visual arts. They draw attention to technologies of picturing, the contexts of practice in which proofs and procedures of formal reasoning are employed, and problems and methods of teaching and communication.
Further information will be posted at the conference website http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/phil/content/trip2015
19-20 March 2015, Logic and Inference, London, U.K.Location: London, U.K.
The role of logic can hardly be underestimated. On one hand, logical rules determine the basic canons of correct thinking. On the other, it is well known that very large portions of mathematics can be reconstructed only using logic and definitions. But what is logic? And how, if at all, can we know facts about logical validity? One promising starting point for answering these questions is the thought that logic, and our knowledge of it, are to be understood with reference to our *inferential practice*.
Accordingly, the conference focuses on the twofold inferentialist idea that the meaning of a logical expression is determined by the rules for its correct deductive use, and that to know the meaning of a logical expression is to know how to use it correctly. This very popular idea among philosophers has never been systematically explored. The main aim of the conference is to clarify the position, and to explore its attractive, if controversial, epistemological ramifications.
Website: http://inferenceandlogic.wordpress.com/conference/. Attendance is free. However, if you are planning to attend, please send an email to either Julien (j.murzi at gmail.com) or Florian (Florian.Steinberger at lmu.de).
4-7 March 2015, 32nd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2015), Garching, GermanyLocation: Garching, Germany
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).
2-6 March 2015, 9th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2015), Nice, SpainLocation: Nice, Spain
LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2015 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas. LATA 2014 will consist of invited talks and and peer-reviewed contributions
2-6 March 2015, Jaist Logic Workshop Series 2015 "Constructivism and Computability", Kanazawa, JapanLocation: Kanazawa, Japan
JAIST Logic Workshop Series is a workshop series bringing together researchers from mathematical logic and its application, especially to artificial intelligence and software science. Each workshop has its own focus on a specific area of research in mathematical logic and its application. In 2015, JAIST Logic Workshop Series focuses on 'Constructivism and Computability', aiming at interaction and knowledge transfer between constructive mathematics and computability theory.
For more information, see http://www.jaist.ac.jp/is/labs/ishihara-lab/jlws2015/
27 February - 1 March 2015, South-Eastern Logic Symposium (SEALS 2015), Gainesville FL, U.S.A.Location: Gainesville FL, U.S.A.
The Southeastern Logic Symposium 2015 will take place at University of Florida in Gainesville on the weekend of February 28/March 1, beginning with a colloquium talk on Friday February 27, 4pm. The main theme will be computability, descriptive set theory,and their interaction.
We have secured 25 prominent speakers for the conference. The plenary speakers include Denis Hirschfeldt, Andrew Marks, and Theodore Slaman; the Friday colloquium will be given by Henry Towsner. We do offer travel support for graduate students. We strongly encourage especially graduate students in set theory who wish to present a talk to apply.
The website of the conference can be found at http://people.clas.ufl.edu/zapletal/event/seals-2015
25-27 February 2015, Reasoning, Argumentation and Critical Thinking Instruction (RACT2015), Lund, SwedenLocation: Lund, Sweden
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
25-27 February 2015, Young Researchers' Conference "Frontiers of Formal Methods", Aachen, GermanyLocation: Aachen, Germany
This conference is a forum of young researchers (typically PhD students) for exchanging current research results and broadening their academic network. The scope of the conference ranges over formal and algorithmic methods in computer science, in a broad sense.
The conference consists of invited lectures by Moshe Vardi (Houston), Jean-Francois Raskin (Brussels), Joel Ouaknine (Oxford), Bernd Finkbeiner (Saarbrücken), Azadeh Farzan (Toronto), and Eric Bodden (Darmstadt), and short presentations (talks of 12 minutes duration).
For more information, see http://ffm2015.rwth-aachen.de/
23 February - 12 June 2015, M.Sc. distance learning course on "Modal Logics and Description Logics", Manchester, U.K.Location: Manchester, U.K.
For many applications, specific domain knowledge is required. Instead of coding such knowledge into a specific system in a way that it can never be changed (hidden in the overall implementation), different logic-based formalisms for representing different kinds of knowledge have been developed in the last 50 years. In this module, we discuss some of these approaches, namely modal logics and description logics.
Description logics are mainly designed to represent and reason about the terminology of an application domain and form the logical underpinning of the Semantic Web ontology language OWL. Modal logics can be used to represent and reason about the behaviour of systems, for example agent based systems. For both logics, automated reasoning tools have been developed to answer queries about the knowledge representation explicitly. This module provides an introduction to various modal and description logics, how to formalise knowledge and questions about this knowledge in these logics, different approaches to automated reasoning for these logics, and the relationship between these logics and first-order logic.
The module is entirely web-based, so a reliable internet connection is essential. Required Time per Week: 8-10 hours. A detailed module outline, learning outcomes, assessment information is available from the module website at http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/professional-development/study-options/. Registration deadline: 20 February 2015.
15-19 February 2015, 5th Bar-Ilan Winter School on Cryptography: Advances in Practical Multiparty Computation, Tel Aviv, IsraelLocation: Tel Aviv, IsraelCosts: free (registration required)
In the setting of secure multiparty computation, two or more parties with private inputs wish to compute some joint function of their inputs. The security requirements of such a computation are privacy (meaning that the parties learn the output and nothing more), correctness (meaning that the output is correctly distributed), independence of inputs, and more. This setting encompasses computations as simple as coin-tossing and agreement, and as complex as electronic voting, electronic auctions, electronic cash schemes, anonymous transactions, and private information retrieval schemes. Due to its generality, secure computation is a central tool in cryptography.
The aim of the school is to start from the basics, and teach the material needed to bring the participants up to date with the latest results in this exciting field. The school program includes approximately 27 hours of lectures and a half-day excursion to Jerusalem. The last day of the school will be a mini-workshop where latest results will be presented.
The target audience for the school is graduate students and postdocs in cryptography (we will assume that participants have taken at least one university-level course in cryptography). However, all faculty, undergrads and professionals with the necessary background are welcome. The winter school is open to participants from all over the world; all talks will be in English.
Participation is free, but registration is required. Please register by December 30, 2014. For more information, see http://crypto.2bwebsite.co.il/5th-biu-winter-school
5-6 February 2015, Logic Now and Then 3 (LNAT3), Brussels, BelgiumLocation: Brussels, Belgium
The conference will be devoted to the relationship between the semantics and pragmatics of logical constants (connectives, quantifiers, modal operators). Its aim is to critically assess and contribute to semantic and pragmatic theories developed for constructions containing such operators in natural language. On the one hand, we hope to bring together cutting edge contributions to debates that are currently in full swing, but at the same time, we very much invite contributions of a more historical nature, which shed light on antecedents of current views and issues, thereby placing them in a wider diachronic perspective. In short, the semantics and pragmatics of logical constants now and then.
* Rick Nouwen (Utrecht University)
* Daniel Rothschild (University College London)
* Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp)
For more information, see http://www.crissp.be/lnat3
30-31 January 2015, Quantum computation, Quantum information and the exact sciences, Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, Germany
This conference will feature keynote speakers Hans J. Briegel (Innsbruck), Leah Henderson (Carnegie Mellon) and Christopher Timpson (Brasenose/Oxford). It will also include submissions from both philosophers and scientists exploring the connections between the philosophy and foundations of quantum computation and quantum information theory (QCIT), and more traditional philosophical and foundational questions in physics, computer science, information theory, and mathematics.
Website where more information on the conference will be posted soon: http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/index.html
30 January - 1 February 2015, Very Informal Gathering (VIG 2015), on the occasion of Tony Martin's retirement, Los Angeles CA (U.S.A.)Location: Los Angeles CA (U.S.A.)
There will be a Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA from 1:00 PM, Friday, January 30 to 1:00 PM, Sunday, February 1, 2015 (VIG 18), dedicated to Tony Martin on the occasion of his formal retirement. The invited speakers are Kit Fine, Sherwood Hachtman, Steve Jackson, Andrew Marks, Antonio Montalban (Hjorth lecturer), Itay Neeman, Charles Parsons, Pierre Simon, Sergei Starchenko, John Steel, Katrin Tent, Anush Tserunyan and Hugh Woodin.
There are no registration fees, and it is expected that travel grants will be available for graduate students and faculty in early career stages; write to ynm at math.ucla.edu if you are interested. For further information as it develops, check the Web page for the meeting, http://www.logic.ucla.edu/vig2015.
28 January 2015, Wadge theory and automata, Turin, ItalyLocation: Turin, Italy
The logic group in Turin is pleased to announce a one-day workshop on "Wadge theory and automata". Wadge theory is an area of descriptive set theory dealing with the classification of subsets of reals in terms of their topological complexity. It has strong connections with automata theory, in particular when it comes to classifying omega-regular languages that can be recognized by different types of automata.
The workshop will consist of four talks, by Jacques Duparc (Lausanne), Alessandro Facchini (Warsaw), Victor Selivanov (Novosibirsk) and Olivier Finkel (Paris). The meeting will be concluded by a brief discussion session outlining some open problems and future directions of the area.
More information can be found on the webpage of the workshop: http://www.personalweb.unito.it/luca.mottoros/workshop280115.html
27-31 January 2015, 1st Indian Winter School on Diagrams, Kolkata, IndiaLocation: Kolkata, India
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.
26-27 January 2015, Winter School on Paradoxes and Dilemmas, Groningen, The NetherlandsLocation: Groningen, The Netherlands
On January 26th-27th 2015, the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen will host a short Winter School aimed at advanced undergraduate students and early-stage graduate students. The theme of the winter school isParadoxes and Dilemmas, and it will consist of 6 tutorials where the topic will be discussed from different viewpoints. The program will showcase the high level of teaching and research of the three departments of the Faculty (theoretical philosophy; ethics, social and political philosophy; history of philosophy).
Scholarship application deadline: December 1st 2014 Registration deadline: December 15th 2014 For more information, see http://www.rug.nl/filosofie/news/events/winter-school-paradoxes-and-dilemmas Further inquiries can be directed to Catarina Dutilh Novaes, c.dutilh.novaes at rug.nl.
22-23 January 2015, Workshop "Formal Semantics Meets Cognitive Semantics", NijmegenLocation: Nijmegen
Semantics is a divided discipline. On one side we have Formal Semantics, which has its roots in logic and analytical philosophy (Frege, Montague). Meaning here is viewed as a relation between language and external reality, formalized in terms of reference, truth, possible worlds, etc. On the other side we have Cognitive Semantics, a central part of the Cognitive Linguistics movement, which grew out of dissatisfaction with formal linguistics (in particular, formal semantics and generative syntax) in the seventies (Fauconnier, Lakoff, Talmy). In this framework meaning is primarily a relation between language and the mind, described in terms of mental spaces, conceptual schemata, frames, etc.
For more information, see: https://sites.google.com/site/formcogsem/
18-22 January 2015, Winterschool on practical quantum communications, Les Diablerets in the Swiss AlpsLocation: Les Diablerets in the Swiss AlpsCosts: 3480 EUR
This program will deal with quantum cryptography, quantum computing and quantum repeaters. The goal of this event is to introduce this exciting topic in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists with little or no background in practical quantum communications. Special emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of quantum communications, such as the implementation of quantum key distribution systems and quantum repeaters, as well as concrete steps towards a quantum computer. The emerging applications of these promising technologies will also be discussed.
For more information, see http://www.idquantique.com/instrumentation/training.html
17-18 January 2015, 8th Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference on the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic, Cambridge, EnglandLocation: Cambridge, England
Keynote Speakers this year are Prof Alan Weir (Glasgow) & Mary Leng (York).
The conference website may be found at http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/events/camb-grad-conf-2015. For any further information, please see here or contact the conference organisers, Fiona Doherty and Fredrik Nyseth at cam.phil.grad.conf at googlemail.com.
12-13 January 2015, Symposium on the Foundations of Mathematics: Competing Foundations (SOTFOM II) , London, U.K.Location: London, U.K.
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.
For more information, see the conference website at http://sotfom.wordpress.com/.
8-10 January 2015, 6th Indian Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA 2015), Mumbai, IndiaLocation: Mumbai, India
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.
6-7 January 2015, "Logic in Kant's Wake", Hamilton ON, CanadaLocation: Hamilton ON, Canada
On 6-7 January 2015 The Bertrand Russell Research Centre at McMaster University will be hosting an international workshop on the development of logic at the turn of the 19th century, in Kant's wake.
The speakers include: Risto Vilkko (Helsinki), Michael Forster (Chicago), Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech), Sandra Lapointe (McMaster), Jeremy Heis (UC, Irvine) and Hans-Johann Glock (Zürich)
Attendance is free and lunch will be catered. Places are limited, however. Those interested in attending the workshop are invited to contact the organizers. Funding may be available.
For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Lapointe, http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~lapointe
5-9 January 2015, Boolean algebras, Lattices, universal Algebra, Set theory, Topology (BLAST 2014), Las Cruces NM, U.S.A.Location: Las Cruces NM, U.S.A.
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 2014 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).
5-8 January 2015, Fourteenth Asian Logic Conference (ALC 2015), Mumbai, IndiaLocation: Mumbai, India
The Asian Logic Conference series is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic and the meetings are major international events in mathematical logic. The series features the latest scientific developments in the fields in mathematical logic and applications, logic in computer science, and philosophical logics. It also aims at promoting activities of mathematical logic in the Asia-Pacific region and bringing logicians both from within Asia and elsewhere together to exchange information and ideas.
The programme will cover a wide range of topics and will feature plenary lectures presented by leading specialists in every major area of mathematical logic. In addition there will be many contributed talks. The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Set Theory; Model theory; Recursion Theory; Proof theory; Computability Theory; Algebraic Structures; Logical Aspects of Computation; Philosophical Logic.
Conference page: http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~alc15/index.html
MoL and PhD defenses
11 December 2015, PhD defense, Facundo CarreiroTitle: Fragments of Fixpoint Logics: Automata and ExpressivenessLocation: Aula, Singel 411, AmsterdamPromotor: Yde Venema
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/agenda/alle-evenementen/content/promoties/2015/12/fragmenten-van-dekpuntlogica%E2%80%99s.html or contact f.m.carreiro at uva.nl.
4 December 2015, Acquiring Negative Polarity Items, Jing LinLocation: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: prof. dr. Fred WeermanCopromotor: prof. dr. Hedde Zeijlstra
For more information, see here or http://aclc.uva.nl/news-and-events/events/content2/events/2015/12/ or contact jing at la-mascotte.net.
1 December 2015, PhD defense, Mathias MadsenTitle: The Kid, the Clerk, and the Gambler. Critical Studies in Statistics and Cognitive ScienceLocation: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: prof. dr. M.J.B. Stokhof en prof. dr. M. van Lambalgen
In het onderzoek van Mathias Madsen staat het concept 'gedachte' centraal. Het bevat een aantal casestudies uit de taalkunde, psychologie en statistiek. Madsen bespreekt onder meer de cognitieve metafoortheorie. Ook richt hij zich op kwesties in de filosofie van de statistiek en de grenzen van de rationaliteit.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/People/show_person.php?Person_id=Madsen+M.W. or contact mathias.winther at gmail.com.
20 November 2015, Master of Logic defense, Eileen WagnerTitle: Superplural LogicLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Luca Incurvati
30 October 2015, Master of AI defense, Sara VeldhoenTitle: Semantic Adequacy of Compositional Distributed RepresentationsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jelle Zuidema
I have investigated the appropriateness for natural languge inference of the distributed representations that result from a neural network-based approach to compositional distributed semantics. I found that we have to be very careful in drawing conclusions, and present some recommendations to better assess the adequacy of the models for this task.For more information, please contact sara.veldhoen at student.uva.nl
30 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Francesco GavazzoTitle: Investigations into Liner Logic with Fixed-Point OperatorsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Giuseppe Greco and Dick de Jongh
28 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Ko-Hung KuanTitle: Coherence Preservation: A Threat to Probabilistic measures of CoherenceLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Sonja Smets and Soroush Rafiee Rad
28 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Hanna van LeeTitle: The Reliability of Scientific Communities: a Logical AnalysisLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Sonja Smets
16 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Francesca Zaffora BlandoTitle: From von Mises' Impossibility of a Gambling System to Probabilistic MartingalesLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Michiel van Lambalgen en Paul Vitanyi
9 September 2015, PhD defense, Sumit SourabhTitle: Correspondence and Canonicity in Non-Classical LogicLocation: Aula, Singel 411, AmsterdamPromotor: Yde VenemaCopromotor: Alessandra Palmigiano, Nick BezhanishviliFor more information, please contact s.sourabh at uva.nl
9 September 2015, PhD defense, Shengyang ZhongTitle: Orthogonality and Quantum Geometry: Towards a Relational Reconstruction of Quantum TheoryLocation: Aula, Singel 411, AmsterdamPromotor: Prof. Johan van BenthemCopromotor: Dr. Alexandru Baltag and Dr. Sonja Smets
For more information, please contact Shengyang Zhong by sending an e-mail to zhongshengyang at 163.com
4 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Maaike ZwartTitle: Sheaf Models for Inuitionistic Non-Standard ArithmeticLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Benno van den Berg
3 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Suzanne van WijkTitle: Coalitions in Epistemic PlanningLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Alexandru Baltag
3 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Konstantinos GkikasTitle: Stable Beliefs and Conditional Probability SpacesLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Alexandru Baltag
1 September 2015, PhD defense, M.I. (Inés) CrespoTitle: Affecting meaning. Subjectivity and evaluativity in gradable adjectivesLocation: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Martin Stokhof, Frank VeltmanCopromotor: Robert van RooijFor more information, please contact inescrespo at gmail.com
31 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Fangzhou ZhaiTitle: A Bayesian Generative Model for Syllogistic ReasoningLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jakub Szymanik & Ivan Titov
28 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Kees van BerkelTitle: Kant's Logic in the Critique of Practical Reason (A Logical Formalization of Kant's Practical Transcendental Argument)Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Michiel van Lambalgen
26 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Frederik Mollerstrom LauridsenTitle: One-step algebras and frames for modal and intuitionistic logicsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili, Silvio Ghilardi
25 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Shahidul IslamTitle: Limits of Argumentation: A Wittgensteinian ApproachLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Martin Stokhof
24 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Ana Lucia Vargas SandovalTitle: Learning Deductive ReasoningLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jakub Szymanik & Nina Gierasimczuk
17 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Wouter KroeseTitle: When an Algorithm Cannot Help You Find a Wife: Modeling Two-Sided
Matching Markets Using Stochastic MatchingLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Michael Franke
14 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Aldo Ramirez AbarcaTitle: Topological Models for Group Knowledge and BeliefLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Alexandru Baltag
21 July 2015, Master of Logic defense, Lorenzo GaleottiTitle: Computable Analysis Over the Generalized Baire SpaceLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Benedikt Loewe & Hugo Nobrega
29 June 2015, Master of Logic defense, Joost VechtTitle: Categorical Structuralism and the Foundations of MathematicsLocation: Room TBA, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Luca Incurvati
29 June 2015, Master of Logic defense, Bill NobleTitle: What we mean together: A hierarchical lexicon for semantic coordinationLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Raquel Fernandez
26 June 2015, Master of Logic defense, Michiel den HaanTitle: The Logic of FramingLocation: Room A1.04, Science Park *904*, AmsterdamSupervisor: Robert van Rooij
23 June 2015, Master of Logic defense, Pietro PasottiTitle: Chisholm's Paradox in Action Deontic LogicsLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Sonja Smets and Jan Broersen
23 June 2015, Master of Logic defense, Moritz BäumelTitle: "On Certainty" and Formal EpistemologyLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Martin Stokhof and Sonja Smets
23 June 2015, Master of Logic defense, Tingxiang ZouTitle: Filtered Order-partial Combinatory Algebras and Classical RealizabilityLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jaap van Oosten, Benno van den Berg
17 June 2015, Master of Logic defense, Frank FeysTitle: Fourier Analysis for Social ChoiceLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Ronald de Wolf
13 May 2015, Master of Logic defense, Jonathan MallinsonTitle: Modelling Syntactic and Semantic Tasks with Linguistically Enriched Recursive NeuralLocation: B0.206, Science Park 904, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jelle Zuidema
20 April 2015, Master of Logic defense, Babette PapingTitle: A game theoretic approach to cost allocation in the Dutch electricity gridLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Prof.Dr. Krzystof Apt (CWI), Drs. Rene van den Brink (VU) en Prof.Dr. Annelies Huygen (TNO)
11 March 2015, Master of Logic defense, Roosmarijn Eva GoldbachTitle: Modelling Democratic DeliberationLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Dr. Alexandru Baltag & Dr. Ulle Endriss
9 March 2015, Master of Logic defense, Iris van de PolTitle: A Computational Model of Theory of Mind and its Complexity (werktitel)Location: Room B0.201, Science Park 904, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jakub Szymanik (ILLC) and Iris van Rooij (Radboud University)
25 February 2015, Master of Logic defense, Masa MocnikTitle: Slovenian Perfective and Imperfective Explicit Performative UtterancesLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Dr. M.D. Aloni & Prof.dr. F. Veltman
23 February 2015, Master of Logic defense, Sanne KostermanTitle: Learning in Games through Social NetworksLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Nina Gierasimczuk, Krzysztof Apt and Jan Willem van Houwelingen (KPMG)
30 January 2015, Master of Logic defense, Ignas VysniauskasTitle: Pi-dist: Towards a Typed Pi-calculus for Distributed ProgrammingLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Dr. Benno van den Berg (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Wouter Swierstra (Utrecht University)
30 January 2015, Master of Logic defense, Johannes EmerichTitle: Applying Types as Abstract Interpretation to a Language with Dynamic DispatchLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Dr. Benno van den Berg (University of Amsterdam) and Dr. Tijs van der Storm (CWI, Amsterdam)
28 January 2015, Master of Logic defense, Jouke WitteveenTitle: Structural Parameterized ComplexityLocation: Room F1.15, Sciencepark 105/107Supervisor: Dr. Leen Torenvliet
Projects and Awards
Julian Schlöder wins Best Paper Award at the ESSLLI 2015 Student Session
Julian Schlöder has received the Best Paper and Oral Presentation Award for his paper "A Formal Semantics of the Final Rise", presented at the Student Session held during ESSLLI 2015, which took place in Barcelona over the first two weeks of August. The paper offers a formal model formulated in the SDRT framework of how final rise intonation in English affects the discourse structure of a dialogue.
For more information, visit Julian's webpage at http://jjsch.github.io/.
Benedikt Löwe was Secret Speaker at UNILOG 2015
Benedikt Löwe was the Secret Speaker at UNILOG 2015 in Istanbul (27 June 2015). The World Congress on Universal Logic has a tradition that the only plenary lecture is given by a secret speaker whose identity is revealed at the talk. According to UNILOG, "previous secret speakers at UNILOG include Saul Kripke, Jaakko Hintikka, Grigori Mints and exclude Brigitte Bardot, Kurt Gödel, Arnold Schwarzenegger."For more information, please contact bloewe at science.uva.nl
Best Student Paper Award at Cognitive Modelling and Computational Linguistics Workshop
The paper "Centre Stage: How Social Network Position Shapes Linguistic Coordination", by Master of Logic student Bill Noble together with Raquel Fernandez, has received the Best Student Paper Award at the Cognitive Modelling and Computational Linguistics Workshop, part of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL-2015) held in Denver, Colorado, last week. The paper has also been reviewed in the Wikimedia Research Newsletter of May 2015 (http://tinyurl.com/p25drf7).
For more information, contact Raquel Fernandez at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.
Roosmarijn Goldbach wins UvA Thesis Prize 2015
During the University Day on Saturday, 6 June 2015, Master of Logic graduate Roosmarijn Goldbach was awarded the UvA Thesis Prize 2015 for the best Master's thesis defended at the University of Amsterdam over the past year. This distinction is conferred by a jury consisting of the deans of the seven faculties of the university and comes with a cash award of €3,000. Roosmarijn's thesis, entitled "Modelling Democratic Deliberation", brings together ideas from political philosophy, social choice theory, and modal logic. It was supervised by Alexandru Baltag and Ulle Endriss.
The winning thesis is available at the MoL website at http://www.illc.uva.nl/MScLogic/. For further information, contact Ulle Endriss, director of the Master of Logic programme, at ulle.endriss at uva.nl.
Four Vidi grants at ILLC
The ILLC is extremely proud to announce that NWO has awarded prestigious VIDI grants to four ILLC researchers. Congratulations to Raquel Fernandez, Floris Roelofsen, Christian Schaffner en Ivan Titov.
The VIDI grant is part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme run by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). It is one of the most prestigeous grants for researchers in the Netherlands, enabling researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to appoint one or more researchers.
For more information, see here and http://www.nwo.nl/onderzoek-en-resultaten/programmas/vernieuwingsimpuls/ .
Raquel Alhama wins best student poster award at ICCM
Computational linguist Raquel Alhama (ILLC) wins best student poster award at the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (ICCM'15) with her work on: "How should we evaluate models of segmentation in artificial language learning?" (with Remko Scha and Jelle Zuidema).
For more information, see http://clclab.humanities.uva.nl/news/
Mostafa Dehghani wins Best Poster Award at ECIR2015
Mostafa Dehghani, from ILLC received the Best Poster Award of European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR2015). The prize is received for a poster presentation of the paper entitled "Sources of Evidence for Automatic Indexing of Political Texts" (co-authored by Hosein Azarbonyad, Maarten Marx, and Jaap Kamp).For more information, see here or contact dehghani at uva.nl.
UvA-VU cooperation in Digital Humanities granted
As a part of the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA), the UvA and VU recently awarded 3 million euros for the new Data Science research program. Within this project, UvA researchers Rens Bod (FNWI&FGW) and Julia Noordegraaf (FGW) together with VU researchers landed a project entitled "Quality and Perspectives in Deep Data". In this project a *longue durée* perspective on data will be developed. Two postdocs will be jointly appointed at the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam. These postdocs will develop tools to research respectively the long-term changes in cultural expressions (1600-2000), and the identification of factors that affect the quality of textual sources.
For more information, see http://amsterdamdatascience.nl/news/amsterdam-data-science-receives-aaa-funding/ or contact rens.bod at gmail.com
EU MC Fellowship for Tamara Dobler
Dr Tamara Dobler has been awarded an EU Marie Curie Individual Fellowship for the project Radical Contextualism and the Science of Meaning. Dr Dobler will be appointed at the Faculty of Humanities, and will carry out her project at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC). The overall purpose of the project is to investigate the impact that radical contextualism has upon certain foundational issues in philosophy of language, formal semantics, and philosophy of science.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/content/press-releases/2015/03/
UvA-master Logic beoordeeld als excellent
De master Logic aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) heeft de status excellent toegekend gekregen van de Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO). Het visitatiepanel van de NVAO beoordeelt Logic ~als een van de beste, zo niet het beste programma op het gebied van logica ter wereld~.
Voor meer informatie, zie http://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/nieuws/uva-nieuws/content/persberichten/2014/11/.
Ciyang Qing wins Unilever Research Prize 2014
MSc Logic graduate Ciyang Qing will receive the Unilever Research Prize 2014. This award, which comes with an associated sum of 2,500 euros, recognises significant research carried out by students in the natural and social sciences at Dutch universities.
Ciyang, who is now a PhD student at Stanford University, worked on a number of research projects during his time as an MSc Logic student at the ILLC, leading to several publications in a diverse range of fields, including cognitive science, formal semantics, computational linguistics and multiagent systems. His Master's thesis on Quantitative Social-Cognitive Experimental Pragmatics was supervised by Michael Franke.
The award will be presented on 27 November 2014 at Unilever's R&D Centre in Vlaardingen, in the presence of Jet Bussemaker, Minister for Education, Culture and Science.
Unilever Research Prize: http://www.unilever.nl/innovatie/unileverresearchprijs/
MSc Logic: http://www.illc.uva.nl/MScLogic/
For further information, please contact Ulle Endriss <ulle.endriss at uva.nl>.
Royal honour for University Professor Johan van Benthem
Prof. Johan van Benthem was named Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion upon his retirement as University Professor of Pure and Applied Logic at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on Friday, 26 September. Van Benthem received the royal honour in recognition of his myriad research accomplishments and the leading and inspirational role he has played in the academic community.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/item/
Funding, Grants and Competitions
PhD positions in Applied Logic, Delft University of Technology
The Faculty of Technology Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology has opened 10 PhD positions in the interdisciplinary PhD program Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future. The deadline for submitting applications is November 20th, 2015.
The Delft research group in applied logic wishes to encourage students with a strong background in logic to apply. Our group is currently focusing on the general theme of Logics for Social Behaviour.
The description of the PhD program is available at http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/onderzoek/. For more information on the Applied Logic group, see the mission statement and publications in our website http://www.appliedlogictudelft.nl/, and see also https://sites.google.com/site/logicsforsocialbehaviour/. Students interested in a PhD trajectory on this theme are encouraged to contact Alessandra Palmigiano (head of the group Applied Logic, A.Palmigiano at tudelft.nl).
Call for proposals: ABC Project Grant
The end of the year is approaching and it is time to submit proposals for the ABC Project Grant Deadline November 15. The ABC Project Grant funds new interdisciplinary research projects and ABC members are invited to apply. The grant is applicable for innovative research with an interdisciplinary focus, and the involvement of at least 2 different faculties is required. The grant provides funding for 2 years. Preferably, but not necessarily the project is related to a visiting professor.
Submission deadline: Sunday 15 November 2015. For more information, see the ABC website at http://abc.uva.nl/abc-grants/abc-project-grant/abc-project-grant.html for more details, or get in touch with info-abc at uva.nl.
Scientific Cooperation with China
The Academy has cooperated with scientists in the People's Republic of China for more than 30 years. In the Netherlands, it coordinates these efforts with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Academy and NWO pursue a comprehensive strategic policy aimed at closer cooperation and more efficient coordination of new and existing funding programmes.
Deadline for funding applications: 2015-09-01. For more information, see http://www.knaw.nl/en/international/scientific-cooperation-with-china/.
Les bourses françaises d'excellence Descartes
Plus de 120 étudiants issus de toutes les universités néerlandaises ont déjà eu l'opportunité de partir étudier en France grâce aux bourses d'excellence Descartes. Accueillis dans des établissements reconnus pour la grande qualité de leurs enseignements, ces étudiants ont pu parfaire leur formation initiale dans différentes disciplines.
Choisir la France pour une poursuite d'études, c'est opter comme près de 700 étudiants néerlandais pour le troisième pays d'accueil d'étudiants étrangers. Les établissements d'enseignement supérieur français sont reconnus pour leur grande qualité, leur dynamisme et leur ouverture sur le monde, comme en témoignent les nombreux cursus internationaux offerts.
For more information, see http://www.ambafrance-nl.org/Les-bourses-francaises-d-482
Beth Dissertation Prize
Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2014. The dissertations will be judged on technical depth and strength, originality, and impact made in at least two of three fields of Logic, Language, and Computation. Interdisciplinarity is an important feature of the theses competing for the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize.
Nominations of candidates are admitted who were awarded a Ph.D. degree in the areas of Logic, Language, or Information between January 1st, 2014 and December 31st, 2014. Theses must be written in English; however, the Committee accepts submissions of English translations of theses originally written in other languages, and for which a PhD was awarded in the preceding two years (i.e. between January 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2013). There is no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or on the university where the Ph.D. was granted.
Funding possibilities for workshops at the Lorentz Center
The Lorentz Center facilitates and funds international workshops at the forefront of the sciences. The workshops bring together scientists in a work environment that fosters exchange and interaction and the establishment of collaborations.
15 May 2015 is the next deadline for proposals for workshops at the Lorentz Center. This deadline is for workshops that will take place between January and August 2016.
For more information, see https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/progsel.php
Creative Mind Prize 2015
The ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015 will be presented to a young academic with an original and exciting research proposal that centres around the aspects of creativity, cognition and/or the workings of the human brain.
The winner will receive € 10.000, to be used for purposes in accordance with the submitted proposal. The prize winner will also have the opportunity to carry out his/her research plan with an ABC Talent Grant with a max of € 100.000. The prize will be presented in a ceremony on Monday 1 June 2015 at 'De Brakke Grond'.
Deadline for applications: April 15, 2015. For more information, see http://abc.uva.nl/creatieve-geest-prijs/creatieve-geest-prijs-2015.html
E.W. Beth Prize: 2015 call for nominations
Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2014. The dissertations will be judged on technical depth and strength, originality, and impact made in at least two of three fields of Logic, Language, and Computation. Interdisciplinarity is an important feature of the theses competing for the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize.
Deadline for Submissions: April 27th, 2015. For more information, see http://www.folli.info/?page_id=84 .
Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2015
The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2013 and 31.12.2014 are eligible for nomination for the award. The 2015 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 7-10 September 2015, in Berlin (Germany).
The deadline for submission is 15 April 2015. Nominations can be submitted from 1 January 2015 and should be sent to the chair of the Jury, Anuj Dawar, by e-mail. For more information, see http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html.
NWO: Added Value through Humanities
Added Value through Humanities provides grants for experienced researchers in the field of humanities wishing to start a collaboration with public and/or private partners or to strengthen an already existing collaboration.
Submission deadline: Thursday 18 June 2015 14:00. For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/gw/
PhD Studentships at the University of Bath
The University of Bath offers 3.5-year PhD positions in mathematics and theoretical computer science. Applicants should have or expect to gain at least the equivalent of a 2.1 BSc/MSc in a relevant subject area and must satisfy RCUK residency rules for the full studentship (fees + stipend).
Deadline: 28 February 2015, but applications are processed as they are received.
For more information, see here or the research-group homepage at http://bath.ac.uk/comp-sci/research/mathematical-foundations. To apply, including information on prerequisites, see http://www.bath.ac.uk/science/graduate-school/research-programmes/.
Call for Nominations: IFAAMAS-13 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award
Nominations are invited for the 2014 Victor Lesser Distinguished Dissertation Award sponsored by IFAAMAS, the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, and to be presented at AAMAS-2015.
Eligible doctoral dissertations are those defended between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 in the area of Autonomous Agents or Multiagent Systems. This award includes a certificate and a 1500EUR payment.
The dissertation must be nominated by the thesis supervisor and submitted on or before February 28, 2015. For more information, see the IFAAMAS and AAMAS-2015 websites at http://www.ifaamas.org/ and http://www.aamas2015.com/.
PhD funding in philosophy, Bristol, England
The University of Bristol is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SW&W DTP). The DTP consortium, which consists of eight universities, will award more than 50 scholarships for students commencing doctoral research in 2015-16. Candidates are welcome to submit proposals in any field of the arts and humanities with supervision expertise in the University of Bristol. The University of Bristol also expects to be in a position to offer a number of its own postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding applicants. Students who apply for a DTP scholarship based at Bristol will also be automatically considered for a University of Bristol scholarship.
Applications can be made to the DTP after *26 November 2014*. The closing date for applications is *12 January 2015*. For more details of PhD funding opportunities at the University of Bristol see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/gradschool/funding.
ABC Project and Talent grants
The Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center invites proposals for the ABC Project and Talent grants.
Proposals for the ABC Project grant should be research proposal for 1 postdoc or 1 PhD student for 2 years (max. 250k€) with an interdisciplinary focus (involvement of at least 2 different faculties), preferably related to a visiting professor. Deadline: November 15, 2014.
ABC Talent grants are for maximally 1 year (max. 100k€) and aimed at high potential research master students or post docs who aim to apply or have applied for a research grant to the ABC. Deadline: January 5, 2015.
For more information, see http://abc.uva.nl/about-the-center/abc-calls-2014-2015/abc-project-grant/.
Open Positions at ILLC
PhD candidate in Machine Learning for Natural Language Inference / Semantic Parsing
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD candidate in the machine learning for semantic reasoning and semantic parsing, as part of Ivan Titov's NWO VIDI Project.
Application deadline: 22 December 2015. For more information, see here.
Postdoctoral researcher at ILLC
The ILLC is opening a vacancy for a postdoc in any subject that fits into its research at the Faculty of Science. The selection procedure is linked to NWO's VENI programme.
Application deadline: 1 November 2015. For more information, see here.
Two PhD candidates in deep learning and natural language processing
The positions are sought for a joint project between the Institute of Informatics (IvI) and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). The project seeks to develop deep learning methods for predictive analysis of complex network data (e.g., social networks, trading networks etc.), focusing on statistical modelling of information exchange in transaction networks.
In this work we will use very large amounts of real data from a trading network (an industrial partner) but the methods will generalize to other types of networks. We will be developing predictive algorithms relying on the flow of transactions in the network. We also seek to cluster the businesses trading over the networks as well as the products that are being traded. As information in these networks mostly comes in a textual form, we will develop methods for inducing predictive semantics representations of texts, relying both on the text itself but also on the flow of information in the network.
There are 2 PhD vacancies within this project:
PhD1 will focus primarily on clustering and predictive modelling (affiliated with IvI, supervised by Prof. Max Welling), and
PhD2 will focus primarily on natural language processing (affiliated with ILLC. supervised by Dr. Ivan Titov).
Application deadline: 15 October 2015. For more information, see here.
PhD candidate in Computational Linguistics and Dialogue Processing
The ILLC is looking for a highly motivated, creative and talented PhD candidate to join the newly established Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernández. The mission of the group is to understand dialogical interaction by developing empirically-motivated formal and computational models that can be applied to various dialogue processing tasks and to human-machine interaction.
The PhD position is part of an NWO VIDI project focused on studying linguistic interaction in the presence of asymmetry, that is, imbalances or mismatches between dialogue participants. Looking into asymmetric settings provides a great opportunity for investigating the dynamic changes that linguistic interaction can potentially bring about: how do our choices of words and phrases contribute to language learning, to knowledge transfer, or to opinion shifts? The project has a broad scope, including first and second language learning, computational social science, and human-machine interaction. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong interest in some of these areas or generally in dialogue processing.
Application deadline: 16 November 2015. For more information, see here.
Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics
The ILLC has a temporary vacancy for an Assistant Professor position at the Faculty of Science. The position combines a 60% research task in computational linguistics, with a 40% teaching task concerning courses in computational linguistics and related areas.
For more information, see here
Postdoctoral research fellow (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher)
The ILLC has an opening for a 2-year Research Fellow (Experienced Researcher) position as part of the ESSENCE (Evolution of Shared SEmaNtics in Computational Environments) Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), a four-year international collaborative research training project coordinated by the University of Edinburgh. This is a high-profile position that offers exceptional benefits ideally suited for top candidates.
Application deadline: 1 September 2015. For more information, see here.
PhD candidate in Quantum Cryptography
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD candidate researcher in the area of quantum cryptography, as part of Christian Schaffnerâ€™s NWO VIDI Project Cryptography in the Quantum Age.
The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).
The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Christian Schaffner. The full-time appointment at ILLC will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of four years (18 months plus a further 30 months after a positive evaluation) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings will be drawn up.
Application deadline: 31 July 2015. For more information, see here.
Postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Cryptography
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of quantum cryptography. The position is part of Christian Schaffnerâ€™s NWO VIDI Project Cryptography in the Quantum Age.
The aim of the project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).
The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Christian Schaffner. The full-time appointment (38 hours per week) will be on a temporary basis, initially for one year with an extension for a further two years on positive evaluation. While this is primarily a research position, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to teaching activities.
Application deadline: 31 July 2015. For more information, see here.
PhD candidate in Formal Semantics
The Inquisitive Semantics group, part of the Logic and Language research program, is looking for a PhD candidate with an interest in inquisitive semantics, dynamic semantics, and type-logical semantics. The University of Amsterdam provides an excellent environment for research in this area with world-class faculty in logic and formal semantics. The PhD position is part of a VIDI project on Inquisitive Semantics led by Dr. Floris Roelofsen.
Application deadline: 12 June 2015. For more information, see here.
Postdoctoral researcher in Formal Semantics
The Inquisitive Semantics group, part of the Logic and Language research program, is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in inquisitive semantics, dynamic semantics, and type-logical semantics. The University of Amsterdam provides an excellent environment for research in this area with world-class faculty in logic and formal semantics. The postdoc position is part of a VIDI project on Inquisitive Semantics led by Dr. Floris Roelofsen.
Application deadline: 15 June 2015. For more information, see here.
Het ILLC is gericht op wetenschappelijk onderzoek en onderwijs. Er werken wetenschappers en studenten van over de hele wereld, waardoor er een internationaal klimaat heerst. Met een relatief grote aantal MSc studenten, PhD studenten en postdocs, heeft het instituut een levendige, informele sfeer. Vanwege de gestage groei van het instituut zoekt het ILLC een medewerker die samen met collega's zorg draagt voor het reilen en zeilen van het instituut.
Voor meer informatie, zie https://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/15-194.html
Project assistant LogiCIC
The ILLC is currently looking for a temporary, part-time Project assistant who will provide professional support for Sonja Smetsâ€™ ERC Project, LogiCIC.
The LogiCIC project on 'The Logical Structure of Correlated Information Change' currently consists of two PhD candidates, one postdoctoral researcher and the Principal investigator Sonja Smets. This team engages in theoretical research within the interdisciplinary area that connects logic, analytic philosophy, game theory and quantum information theory. In the framework of the LogiCIC project, the team organizes a local seminar series, several 1-day mini-workshops as well as a bigger annual international workshop. The team also hosts both short-term and long-term academic visitors in the framework of the projectâ€™s visitorsâ€™ programme. Via these events, the projectâ€™s team has built up an academic network of international researchers that are active in this area. The new Project assistant will support the team in its main organizational and communication tasks.
The ideal candidate is a born organizer: a flexible, accurate, team-oriented person, capable of working independently, of quickly adjusting to changes of plan, with outstanding social and communicative skills. Requirements include an MA or MSc (subject open). The appointment is for 16 hours per week, and is on a temporary basis for a period of maximum 18 months, with an initial trial period of two months. Preferred starting date: 1 July 2015, but no later than 1 August 2015.
Postdoctoral research fellow
The ILLC has an opening for a 2-year Research Fellow (Experienced Researcher) position as part of the ESSENCE (Evolution of Shared SEmaNtics in Computational Environments) Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), a four-year international collaborative research training project coordinated by the University of Edinburgh. This is a high-profile position that offers exceptional benefits ideally suited for top candidates.
ESSENCE conducts research and provides research training in various aspects of the evolution and negotiation of meaning within communities and computer networks. The research project supports 15 pre- and post-doctoral fellows that will work toward a set of different research projects within this overall theme, ranging from symbol grounding and ontological reasoning to game-theoretic models of communication and crowdsourcing.
For more information, see here
PhD position at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
The ILLC currently has one PhD position available at the Faculty of Science starting on 1 September 2015. Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in a research area within ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.
Application deadline: 5 May 2015. For more information, see here.
PhD candidate in Semantics, Pragmatics and Cognition
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a highly motivated, creative and talented PhD candidate to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.
The PhD position is part of the larger Dutch NWO Gravitation consortium 'Language in Interaction'. This research consortium brings together researchers from nine different research institutions in the Netherlands, with complementary expertise in a highly interdisciplinary area of research. This project will involve collaborative work to be carried out at the Institute of Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam (Prof. Van Rooij) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University (Prof. H. Schriefers). The position will be embedded in the ILLC. Both involved institutes offer an international research.
Application deadline: 1 February 2015. For more information, see here.
Open Positions, General
PhD and Postdoc Positions in Randomized Social Choice at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
The Technical University of Munich (Germany) is looking for a PhD student and a post-doc working in a new project on randomized social choice led by Prof. Felix Brandt.
Randomized social choice is gaining increasing attention in economics and computer science and has many applications in special domains of interest such as voting, assignment, and matching markets. The project aims at a better understanding of the axiomatic properties of randomized social choice functions using classical analytical tools from mathematics as well as computer-aided techniques including SAT solving, mixed integer programming, and computer experiments.
Applicants for the PhD position should hold a Masterâ€™s degree in computer science, mathematics, or economics, and may obtain a PhD degree in either computer science or mathematics. Applicants for the post-doc position should hold a PhD degree in one of the mentioned disciplines. The post-doc appointment is limited to one year.
The submission deadline is December 31st, 2015. For more information, see http://dss.in.tum.de/staff/brandt/2-uncategorised/217-open-positions.html.
Job Position in Logic (Tenure Track) at the State University of Campinas:
The Department of Philosophy at UNICAMP is selecting a candidate for a permanent (tenure track) position as Assistant Professor in LOGIC. The selection will be based on some exams that candidates must take at the UNICAMP.
Associate Professor in Mathematics, University of Oslo
The Department of Mathematics, subunit for Several complex variables, Logic, and Operator algebras is seeking an Associate Professor in Mathematics. The ideal candidate in logic will have research interests in computability theory or proof theory, and will maintain and further develop advanced courses in mathematical logic.
Deadline for applicatinos: 1 November 2015. For more information, see http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1484884/64285
7 August 2015, Two Postdoc Positions in Computational Social Choice at Oxford
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford is seeking two postdoctoal research assistants in the field of computational social choice to join the ERC-funded project "Algorithms for Complex Collective Decisions on Structured Domains" led by Edith Elkind. This project aims to develop new tools and methodologies for making complex group decisions in rich and structured environments. Applicants should have a PhD or be very close to completion, in a relevant area of science (which could be computer science, mathematics, economics, or operations research) together with a documented track record in algorithms, complexity, social choice, multiagent systems, or operations research as witnessed by published peer-reviewed work. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday, 7 August 2015. Interviews will be held on Monday, 17 August 2015.
For more information, see http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/955-full.html.
PhD Positions in Decision Analytics, Cork, Ireland
Five funded PhD positions are available from 1 October 2015 in Cork, Ireland at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, working in the following areas: Distributed & Strategy-Aware Decision Analytics; Decision Analytics & Computational Social Choice; Online & Stochastic Decision Analytics; and Analytics for Security & Privacy (2 positions).
Applicants should hold a good honours undergraduate or Master's degree in computer science or a closely related discipline such as mathematics. Ideally applicants will be able to demonstrate an interest in both theoretical and software engineering skills, with a keen interest in algorithms, artificial intelligence, and related areas.
Closing Date for Applications: 14 Aug 2015. For information on how to apply and full application requirements, please see the official advert at http://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-555797-en.html
PhD and postdoc positions available at LIAFA/PPS, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7 for a new ERC-advanced project
PhD and postdoc positions are available at LIAFA/PPS, CNRS and Université Paris Diderot, Paris 7 for a new ERC-advanced project "Duality in Formal Languages and Logic – a unifying approach to complexity and semantics"
The project starts in September 2015. For more information see http://www.liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr/~mgehrke/DuaLL.htm or contact Mai Gehrke (mgehrke at liafa.univ-paris-diderot.fr).
Postdoctoral Position in Dependence/Independence Logic, Helsinki (Sweden)
Applications are invited for a fixed-term postdoctoral position from October 1, 2015 to August 31, 2018 (35 months) associated with the Academy of Finland project, "Dependence and Independence in Logic: Foundations and Philosophical Significance", led by Professor Gabriel Sandu.
This is an interdisciplinary project which will focus on the systematic analysis of notions of dependence and independence that have emerged from recent work in logic (Independence Friendly-Logic, Dependence Logic, Independence Logic, Modal Dependence Logic, etc) in contrast to counterfactual notions of dependence/independence based on the work of Lewis and Stalnaker (closest possible world) and causal notions of dependence (Pearl).
Postdoctoral position in Foundations of Opinion FormationLocation: University of Liverpool, UK
A postdoc position will be available at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Liverpool on the EPSRC project "Foundations of Opinion Formation in Autonomous Systems". The position will be available for one year, starting in October 2015. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Dr Davide Grossi.
The project interfaces themes and techniques from logic, multi-agent systems, network theory and social choice theory. Its aim is to deliver a first critical mass of theoretical results concerning how opinion formation in autonomous systems can be modeled, analysed and engineered. Candidates should have (or be about to obtain) a PhD and should have (co-)authored papers in logic, computer science, economics or closely related subjects.
Deadline for application: 26 June 2015. For more information, see http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/research/r-588052/.
Lectureship in Algorithms and Complexity, Leeds (England)
A Lecturer/Associate Professor position is open at the University of Leeds. Algorithms and Complexity (including computational logic) is one of the relevant areas. The deadline is 25 June 2015.
For more information, see https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=ENGCP1009.
Lectureship in theoretical philosophy, Umea (Sweden)
The university of Umeå is looking for a Senior university lecturer in theoretical philosophy. The appointeeâ€™s tasks include teaching at first-cycle (undergraduate), second-cycle (Masterâ€™s) and third-cycle (doctoral) level, and also administrative work. Competence in Swedish is required one year after start date.
Applications must be received before 31 August, 2015. For more information, see http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/open-positions?languageId=1
Temporary Lectureship in Philosophy of Language, Bochum (Germany)
The Chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition at Ruhr University Bochum offers a postdoctoral position for a lecturer (100% or, resp., 66.67% according to TV-L E13) at the Department of Philosophy, beginning 1 October 2015 for 1 or, resp., 1.5 years. The candidate's research focus should be in the Philosophy of Language and Cognition and/or Neurophilosophy.
The successful candidate will be expected to actively work with empirical methods such as electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate research questions that are related to current controversies in the philosophy of language and cognition and the cognitive sciences. Practical training on EEG recording and analysis techniques will be provided if necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4 or, resp., 3 hours per week in our Philosophy and Cognitive Science study programs, to participate in the organization of workshops and conferences, to contribute to the drafting of grant proposals and to be involved in the academic self-administration.
Applications must be received before 1 July, 2015. Job ID: BO-2015-01-27-04. For more information, see http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/phil-lang/jobs.html or http://www.stellenwerk-bochum.de/jobs-finden/jobsuche/anzeige/. or contact Professor Dr. Markus Werning (markus.werning at rub.de) or, on formal issues, the office Mrs. Annika Dittmann (annika.dittmann at rub.de).
Postdoctoral position (2y) in Deontic Logic and Normative Systems, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
The University of Luxembourg has a vacancy in the CSC Research Unit of its Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) for a Postdoctoral position in Deontic Logic and Normative Systems. 2-year contract, 40 hours/week renewable up to 5 years in total after positive evaluation, starting in September 2015 (or later).
You will be part of the Individual and Collective Reasoning Group led by Prof. Leon van der Torre. Your main responsibility will be to advance the state of the art in deontic logic and normative systems. In addition, you will assist in teaching courses on deontic logic in the master of computer science and in the doctorate school, assist in the supervision of PhD and master students, and assist the editors of various handbooks.
Please apply online by June 30th, 2015 For more information, see http://emea3.mrted.ly/op52 or the website of the ICR Group at http://icr.uni.lu/, or contact Prof. Leon van der Torre (leon.vandertorre at uni.lu).
Doctoral/Postdoctoral fellowship in psychology of reasoning, Munich (Germany)
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and the Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion at LMU Munich seek applications for a Doctoral Fellowship or a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate has a background in cognitive science or philosophy and works on problems from the psychology of reasoning, judgment or decision-making. She or he will be part of a team of philosophers and psychologists led by Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck and MCMP) and Stephan Hartmann (MCMP). The fellowship is sponsored by Ulrike Hahn's Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The Doctoral Fellowship is open for candidates with a masters degree in philosophy or psychology. The stipend is for three years, and it should be taken up by October 1, 2015, but a later starting date is also possible. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is open for candidates with a PhD in philosophy or psychology. The stipend is for two years, and it should be taken up by October 1, 2015, but a later starting date is also possible.
Applications must be received before 25 July, 2015. For more information, see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/doc_fellows_hahn/index.html or contact Professor Ulrike Hahn (U.Hahn at bbk.ac.uk).
1y postdoctoral position in proof complexity, Leeds (England)
A 1-year post-doc position in proof complexity, computational complexity or mathematical logic is available at the University of Leeds from 1 August or 1 September 2015. The deadline for applications is 17 June 2015.
Details can be found at https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENGCP1010. For informal queries please contact Olaf Beyersdorff (O.Beyersdorff at leeds.ac.uk).
Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in LogicLocation: Calgary AB, Canada
The University of Calgary is pleased to offer the opportunity for a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Logic or the Philosophy of Science The visiting researcher will be a part of the Department of Philosophy and collaborate with a dynamic research faculty and graduate students. The Department of Philosophy is internationally recognized in logic and the philosophy of science and home to 22 professors, including a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in the philosophy of biology. The scholar will offer a combined seminar for senior undergraduate students and graduate students in his or her area of expertise, and will participate in departmental and interdisciplinary research groups while pursuing his or her own research projects. *Specialization:* History and philosophy of science, mathematical and philosophical logic.
(Note: the Fulbright provides $25k support for one term, but we can provide an office etc. for two if you have additional funding, e.g., sabbatical salary. Application deadline is August 3. Must be a US citizen not living in Canada.)
For more information, see http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-scholars/primary-awards/science/
Two postdoctoral positions in logic, Bremen (Germany)
The University of Bremen, Department 3 (Mathematics and Computer Science), invites applications for two postdoc positions in Computer Science (Salary Scale TV-L 13) in the ERC-funded project 'Custom-Made Ontology-Based Data Access'. The position is available from August 1st, 2015, subject to clearance by the University administration, and is limited to five years.
The project addresses ontology-based data access (OBDA) with description logics and other decidable fragments of first-order logic such as the guarded fragment. It brings together research in logic-based knowledge representation, database theory, and constraint satisfaction problems to provide custom-tailored OBDA theory and tools for applications. We are interested both in candidates with a pure theory background and in candidates which have a solid background in theory, but are also interested in system building.
The positions require a PhD in computer science, logic, or mathematics or a comparable qualification. Good knowledge of at least one of the involved areas is mandatory. The successful candidate will work in the group 'Theory of Artificial Intelligence' led by Carsten Lutz.
Please send your application by June 11th, 2015, quoting the vacancy ID A91/15. For more information, see http://www.uni-bremen.de/universitaet/die-uni-als-arbeitgeber/offene-stellen/ or contact Carsten Lutz at clu at uni-bremen.de.
PhD student positions and postdoctoral positions in logic, Bremen (Germany)
The KWARC group at Jacobs University Bremen is looking for Ph.D. candidates and PostDocs in multiple MKM-related projects, e.g. OAF, OpenDreamKit.
Jacobs University Bremen is a private, English-speaking research university in Germany. The KWARC group conducts research on the representation and management of formal and informal knowledge in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Our interests cover the whole range from formal to informal knowledge and include logics and foundations of mathematics, formalizing/verifying knowledge, informal and semi-formal documents (specifications, papers, web pages, etc.), domain-specific applications (spreadsheets, CAD, etc.), and knowledge management (search, user interfaces, system integration, etc.). We build systems that cover these diverse areas uniformly and integrate across domains, languages, and tools, always combining logical correctness, wide-range applicability, and large-scale interoperability.
For more information, see https://kwarc.info/node/12375. Interested candidates can introduce themselves or ask for further information by email to Prof. Michael Kohlhase at m.kohlhase at jacobs-university.de.
PhD student positions in theoretical computer science, London (U.K.)
Middlesex University London is offering a number of fully funded doctoral research studentships. These are three-year scholarships, covering a maintenance award and fee payments. The Foundations of Computing group, part of the School of Science and Technology, is keen to support qualified candidates (preferably with a master's degree in a relevant area) who are interested in applying for this program and who wish to pursue a PhD.
Interested candidates should initially contact one of the group members as soon as possible to informally discuss a possible project (candidates are asked to submit a personal research statement as part of their application). The formal deadline for applications is 5th of June but candidates should contact our group by 29th of May at latest.
For more information on the scholarship program, please visit http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research-degrees/research-studentships. For more information on the Foundations of Computing group, please visit http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/foundations/. For general inquiries, please contact Dr. Andrei Popescu at a.popescu at mdx.ac.uk.
PhD student position and postdoctoral position in "Computational Aspects of the Univalence Axiom", Bergen (Norway)
A PhD and a postdoc position are available at the Dept. of Mathematics or Informatics on the project "Computational aspects of the Univalence Axiom". The applicants must have a strong background in (algebraic) topology and/or the foundation of mathematics. You must be able to work independently and in a structured manner and to demonstrate good collaborative skills.
Closing date for applications: 10 June 2015. Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Professors Marc Bezem (Dept. of Informatics, bezem at ii.uib.no) or Bjorn Ian Dundas (Dept. of Mathematics, dundas at math.uib.no). See http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/113905/ and http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/113730/ for further details.
Postdoctoral position on "Oligomorphic Clones", Vienna (Austria)
A postdoc position will be available at the Institute of Computer Languages of the TU Vienna within the project "Oligomorphic clones" of the Austrian Science Fund, held by Michael Pinsker.
The position will initially be for one year, but the project will be running until 4/2018 and prolongation of the position is negotiable. The starting date can be any time between 08/2015 and 12/2015. The monthly gross salary will be around 3500 Euros, and there will be generous travel support. Although the project will be carried out at the TU Vienna, there will be intensive collaboration with the Department of Algebra of Charles University in Prague. Requirements for the applicant are knowledge of and/or interest in universal algebra, model theory, and theoretical computer science.
For more information, see http://www.vcla.at/2015/05/. For informal inquiries, email marula at gmx.at. More mathematical information on the project is available at http://www.dmg.tuwien.ac.at/pinsker/papers/oligo/oligo.pdf
PhD Studentships in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering
The University of Southampton is delighted to invite applications for up to 35 fully-funded PhD studentships in the department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) tenable from 1st October 2015.
For more information, see https://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=526015FP
Ph.D. Position in Model Theory at University of Konstanz (Germany)
A Ph.D. position for 36 months is available at the University of Konstanz under Dr. Eleftheriou's supervision. The Ph.D. student will be amalgamated in the model theory group of the University of Konstanz and be expected to work on topics related to o-minimality. Students with some background in logic or model theory are most suited to apply. Start date: September 1, 2015 (flexible).
Funding is provided by the Young Scholar Fund of the German Excellence Initiative and a DFG Research Grant. It includes a salary for 36 months at standard DFG rates, plus full health and social benefits. There are no mandatory teaching duties. Knowledge of English language is required.
Deadline: June 15, 2015. For more information, see http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~pelefthe/PhD_position.html or contact Pantelis Eleftheriou at panteleimon.eleftheriou at uni-konstanz.de.
Postdoctoral / PhD student position in Algorithms, Potsdam (Germany)
Applications are invited for a PostDoc / PhD Position in Algorithms (m/f) at the newly founded research group Algorithm Engineering at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) of University of Potsdam, Germany. HPI carries out internationally acclaimed research and offers innovative academic majors in the field of IT Systems Engineering.
The position is full-time and can be started as soon as possible for the applicant. The contract for postdocs will be limited to two years with the possibility of extension. Applicants should have an excellent first academic degree in mathematics, computer science or a related discipline.
Interested candidates should direct their questions and applications via email to Tobias Friedrich (friedrich at hpi.de) before May 1, 2014. More information can be found at https://hpi.de/friedrich/open-positions.html.
W3 Professorship in Theoretical Computer Science, Bremen (Germany)
The University of Bremen, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, invites applications for the permanent position of Full Professor of Theoretical Computer Science (W3).
The successful applicant will represent the field of Theoretical Computer Science in research and teaching and should have an excellent research and publication record in relevant subject areas such as Complexity Theory, Algorithmic Graph Theory or Complexity of Constraint Satisfaction Problems. She/he will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and is invited to participate in the supervision of student projects. Commitment to teaching, didactic innovation, and contributions to the internationalization of the University of Bremen are expected.
The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the university's research funding through the acquisition of research grants. A cooperation with associated research institutes such as the Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is encouraged.
Please send your application by April 24th, 2015, mentioning the application code P559/15. For more information, see https://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cms/detail.php?id=81914&language=en or contact the Dean of the Faculty for Mathematics and Informatics, Prof. Dr. Kerstin Schill (dekanin at fb3.uni-bremen.de).
PhD student position in nonmonotonic logics and formal argumentation, Bochum (Germany)
The Institute for Philosophy II at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) invites applications for a PhD research position in the domain of nonmonotonic logics and formal argumentation. The position is part of a research project on formal argumentation and defeasible reasoning.
Duration: 4 years (incl. trial period). Starting date: 1. September 2015 (latest). Public salary TV-L 13, 65%. The candidate is supposed to have an MA degree (or equivalent) in philosophy, computer science or mathematics. Candidates with a background in formal logic and/or formal argumentation are preferred. Mastering the German language is not required.
Deadline for the application: 17 May 2015. For more information, see http://homepages.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/defeasible-reasoning/call-phd2.html.
Postdoctoral position in theory and practice of ontology-based query answering for expressive ontology languages, Liverpool (England)
The University of Liverpool, Department of Computer Science, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in the EPSRC-funded project "Islands of Tractability in Ontology-Based Data Access". The position is available for three years starting July 1st, 2015.
The research associate will work under the supervision of Professor Frank Wolter in a joint project with Dr Boris Konev and Dr Andre Hernich. The topic is theory and practice of ontology-based query answering for expressive ontology languages focusing on classes of tractable ontology-based queries. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science, Logic, or Mathematics and relevant expertise in computational logic, complexity theory, database theory, or knowledge representation and reasoning.
For further details and application procedures, see http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/research/r-587876/
Postdoctoral fellowship in philosophy, London (U.K.)
The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science seeks applications for a one-year LSE Fellowship in Philosophy.
The Department has teaching needs primarily in introduction to philosophy, argumentative writing, philosophy and the behavioural sciences and 20th century analytical philosophy. The successful candidate will have experience in these areas and be able to teach and do research in these areas and take on some academic administration. Candidates should have a relevant PhD at the time of appointment, possess excellent written and oral communication skills and have excellent teaching and research skills.
Reference nr 1458973. Applications must be received before 29 April, 2015. For more information, see http://www.lse.ac.uk/philosophy/blog/2015/04/03/. Informal enquiries about this post should be directed to philosophy-dept at lse.ac.uk.
Logic PhD position (Gothenburg)
This is an announcement for a fully funded Ph.D. position in Logic in the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg.
Note that the applications are due by 11:59 PM (Sweden time) May 4, 2015. For more information, see http://flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/admission
AAA Data Science Postdoctoral researcher in Digital Humanities
Amsterdam Data Science, an initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), VU University Amsterdam (VU), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is looking for 14 researchers at the postdoctoral/PhD level. These positions are funded by the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA), a joint initiative of the UvA and VU aimed at intensifying collaboration with each other and knowledge institutions in the region, to cement Amsterdam's position as a hub of academic excellence. These positions are partially co-funded by CWI, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the UvA, HvA, ORTEC, Spinoza fund of Prof. Vossen, and VUmc.
For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/content/2015/04/
Two postdoctoral positions in algorithms and computational complexity, Barcelona (Spain)
The Computer Science Department of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC Barcelona-Tech) and the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) invite applications for two postdoc research positions in the theory of computation.
The successful candidates will join the group of Albert Atserias to conduct research in the areas of algorithms and computational complexity, and mathematical logic for the theory of computation. The researchers will be appointed as full-time employees of UPC, with affiliations at the computer science department, and their positions will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
Successful candidates should have received or be about to receive a PhD degree in computer science and/or mathematics, with particular emphasis on the theory of computation or related areas (combinatorics, mathematical programming, mathematical logic, etc.). Their strong record of research should be proved by top-quality publications at the most prestigious conference venues (ICALP, FOCS/STOC, CCC, LICS, SODA, ...) and/or scientific journals.
Deadline for applications is June 15, 2015. Check the details of the application procedure at http://www.cs.upc.edu/~atserias/AUTAR.html. Expected start date is September 1st, 2015, but this is to some extent negotiable.
Analysis studentship (postgraduate) in philosophy, United Kingdom
The Analysis Committee proposes to award at least one and up to three studentships equal to the full-time maintenance grant for an Arts and Humanities Research Council postgraduate studentship for the year 2015-016. The studentship is designed to support a promising philosopher who does not have other means of support (e.g. a temporary or permanent lectureship or a research fellowship) and to enable him or her to conduct full-time research. The funds are solely for maintenance and support of research, and not institutional overheads.
Candidates for the studentship should be pursuing research at a British university, at the beginning of their academic career, and, at the time of taking up the award, should have completed at least three and no more than 5 years of full-time research, or the part-time equivalent. Candidates may make a case for circumstances that exempt them from these eligibility criteria. The research should be on a subject which falls under the traditional concerns of Analysis. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have recently completed a PhD or be very close to completion, and have a CV which would make him or her a strong contender for a Junior Research Fellowship or similar appointment.
Deadline for applications: 27 April 2015. For more information, see http://www.analysistrust.org/society/analysis/studentship.html
Postdoctoral position (2y) in descriptive set theory, Torino (Italy)
There is an opportunity to apply for a 2-years fellowship in Torino University Mathematics Department in the field of Mathematical Logic with a focus in Descriptive Set Theory (to be meant with the broadest possible meaning).
Applications must be received before 5 May, 2015. The details on the application can be found at: http://www.train2move.unito.it/data/T2M_Callforproposals_2015.pdf, and the website on which one can gather all infomations is: http://www.train2move.unito.it/login.html. The deadline is 5th of may 2015. Those interested to apply can contact one of the following members of the logic group of the mathematics department in Torino: matteo.viale at unito.it, alessandro.andretta at unito.it or luca.mottoros at unito.it.
Lectureship in Philosophy, Dublin (Ireland)
Applications are invited for a permanent appointment as Lecturer (above the bar) in Philosophy, UCD School of Philosophy. This is an academic teaching and research post within the School of philosophy.
The School has a particular need for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision in various aspects of analytic philosophy, including some of the following: epistemology (including social epistemology), logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, aesthetics, metaphysics, mind and action and moral theory. The range of further possible teaching is quite broad, including periods of the history of philosophy from mediaeval through Modern Philosophy to pragmatism and twentieth century analytic philosophy including Wittgenstein. It is also expected the appointee will contribute to the development of high quality research in analytic philosophy in the School through significant publications and research collaborations and the organisation of and contribution to workshops, seminars and conferences.
Please note, 1 or 2 posts may be offered following competition. It is envisaged an appointee will commence in post on 1 September 2015.
Closing date: 17:00hrs (GMT) on Monday 30th March 2015. For more information, see http://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/newsevents/
Two PhD student positions in theory of computation, Barcelona (Spain)
The Computer Science Department of the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC Barcelona-Tech) and the Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) invite applications for two PhD positions in the theory of computation.
The successful candidates will join the group of Albert Atserias to start their PhD studies in the areas of algorithms and computational complexity, and mathematical logic for the theory of computation. The students will be appointed by UPC as full-time students with a stipend and social security coverage for three years with the possibility of renewal for a forth year. Tuition fees will also be covered.
Deadline for applications is June 15, 2015. Check the details of the application procedure at http://www.cs.upc.edu/~atserias/AUTAR.html. Expected start date is in the fall of 2015.
PhD student position in psychology of reasoning, judgment or decision making, Munich (Germany)
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and the Chair of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion at LMU Munich seek applications for a Doctoral Fellowship.
The successful candidate has a background in cognitive science or philosophy and works on problems from the psychology of reasoning, judgment or decision-making. She or he will be part of a team of philosophers and psychologists led by Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck and MCMP) and Stephan Hartmann (MCMP). The fellowship is sponsored by Ulrike Hahn's Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The stipend is for three years, and it should be taken up by October 1, 2015, but a later starting date is also possible.
The successful candidate will partake in all of MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and financial support. The official language at the MCMP is English and fluency in German is not mandatory.
Applications must be received before 22 April, 2015. For more information, see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/doc_fellows_2015/. Contact for informal inquiries: Professor Ulrike Hahn (U.Hahn at bbk.ac.uk) and Professor Stephan Hartmann (S.Hartmann at lmu.de).
PhD student position in theoretical philosophy, Stockholm (Sweden)
The Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, has one vacant PhD position in theoretical philosophy (logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, as well as the history of these subdisciplines).
The duration of the position is four years. To be qualified for doctoral studies in Theoretical Philsophy you need a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and at least 30 ECTS credits at advanced level (which should include a thesis).
You are welcome to apply until April 15, 2015. Ref. nr. SU FV-0632-15. For further details, see the full announcement here: http://www.philosophy.su.se/polopoly_fs/1.228010.1426158444!/menu/standard/file/. Further queries can be sent to Professor Peter Pagin, peter.pagin at philosophy.su.se.
PhD student position in collective reasoning, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
The Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) Group at the University of Luxembourg, and the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy (ESPP) at the University of Groningen is looking for a Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Collective Reasoning.
The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the ICR Group (icr.uni.lu) led by Prof. Leon van der Torre at the University of Luxembourg (year 1 and 2), and in the Department of ESPP at the University of Groningen led by Prof. Frank Hindriks (year 3 and 4). You will obtain a joint degree from both institutions (cotutelle).
The goal of the PhD project is to develop and evaluate a conceptual, formal and computational framework for the analysis of collective reasoning and decision-making. The aim is to advance understanding of mutually beneficial and normatively appropriate choices in cooperative settings. Applications can concern expert panels and committee decision-making in general, and, for instance, central bank monetary policy committees, climate panels, medical ethical committees, and parliamentary committees in particular.
Reference number: F1-070075. Interested candidates are invited to send their complete application including before March 31, 2015. For more information, see http://emea3.mrted.ly/lli8.
Open PhD/Postdoc position at the DWS Group, MannheimTime: 12-48 monthsLocation: Mannheim, Germany
A position is currently open for a (highly motivated) PhD student or early Postdoc at the Data and Web Science (DWS) Group at the University of Mannheim, Germany, starting this fall (2015).
She/he will work on a project on entity-centric information extraction for the finance domain. The project will involve close collaboration with a local company that develops financial software, and will proceed under the direction of Prof. S. Ponzetto and Prof. H. Stuckenschmidt.
The aim of the project is to design and test new user-centric NLP-based methodologies and services for the personalized extraction of financial entities, events and relations from heteregenous data sources (webpages, financial feeds, corporate databases).For more information, please contact camilo.thorne at gmail.com
Or see here.
Postdoctoral positions in logic and theoretical computer science, Basque Country (Spain)
Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science, has opened a call for postdoctoral researchers.
This call offres 15 contract positions for postdoctoral researchers, within any of the Basque Research Institution (Universities, BERC - Basque Excellence Research Centres, CIC ~ Cooperative Research Centres, Biomedical institutions and Technology Corporations, among others).
Applications must be received before 15 April, 2015. For more information, see http://www.ikerbasque.net/your_cv/insert_your_cv/research_fellows_2015_2.html Applicants interested in logic and theoretical computer science may contact Hubie Chen (hubie.chen at ehu.eus) with informal inquiries / for informal discussion.
PhD positions in Logical Methods in Computer Science, Wien/Graz/Linz (Austria)
TU Wien, TU Graz, and JKU Linz are seeking exceptionally talented and motivated students for their joint doctoral program LogiCS. The LogiCS doctoral college focuses on interdisciplinary research topics covering
- computational logic, and applications of logic to
- databases and artificial intelligence as well as to
- computer-aided verification.
LogiCS is a doctoral college focusing on logic and its applications in computer science. Successful applicants will work with and be supervised by leading researchers in the fields of computational logic, databases and knowledge representation, and computer-aided verification.
Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Collective Reasoning
The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the ICR Group (icr.uni.lu) led by Prof. Leon van der Torre at the University of Luxembourg (year 1 and 2), and in the Department of ESPP at the University of Groningen led by Prof. Frank Hindriks (year 3 and 4). You will obtain a joint degree from both institutions (cotutelle). The goal of the PhD project is to develop and evaluate a conceptual, formal and computational framework for the analysis of collective reasoning and decision-making. The aim is to advance understanding of mutually beneficial and normatively appropriate choices in cooperative settings. Applications can concern expert panels and committee decision-making in general, and, for instance, central bank monetary policy committees, climate panels, medical ethical committees, and parliamentary committees in particular.
Interested candidates are invited to send their complete application before March 31, 2015. For more information, see http://emea3.mrted.ly/lli8
Call for Nominations: Editor-in-Chief ACM Transactions on Computational Logic
The term of the current Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (TOCL) is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next EiC. TOCL was established in 2000 and has been experiencing steady growth, with 74 submissions received in 2014.
Nominations, including self nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TOCL EiC, beginning on July 1, 2015. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.
The deadline for submitting nominations is March 30, 2015, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. For further details, see http://tocl.acm.org/announcements/Call-for-Nominations.pdf
PhD student position (or postdoctoral position) in logic in computer science, Konstanz (Germany)
The Chair for Software and Systems Engineering (Prof. Stefan Leue) in the department of Computer and Information Science, has an opening for the position of a PhD student (preferred) or Post-Doc. The position may be interesting for a logician with strong interests in logic in computer science (e.g., temporal logics, model checking, program semantics, etc.). Proficiency in German is not a prerequisite for this position.
In the research group of Prof. Stefan Leue, we like to work on formal methods for software and systems modelling and analysis, with particular interest in applying formal methods research in practical settings. We have recently come up with the concept of causality checking and are developing tools for system safety analysis.
Applications must be received before 9 March, 2015. For more information, see the official job ad in German and English at http://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/?cont=stellausw&seite=2015/
Junior Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy (non-tenured, 6y), Hamburg (Germany)
The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Hamburg invites applications for a Junior Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy, to commence on 1 October 2015. This is a non-tenured, 6-year position.
We are seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise in theoretical philosophy to join our growing Philosophy Department. The successful applicant will have an AOS in one or more of the following fields: philosophy of logic, metaphysics, philosophy of action, or free will. The candidate should also be willing and able to contribute to the departmental research focus on Grounds, Causes, and Reasons.
The deadline for applications is 19 March 2015. The official job advertisement, including details on how to apply (and on legal matters), can be found here: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/Gwiss_JP233_19-03-15_e.pdf. If you have any questions regarding the position, you can contact the head of the Department, Prof. Benjamin Schnieder (benjamin.schnieder at uni-hamburg.de).
PhD Position in Computational Models of Language and Vision
One PhD position/studentship to study computational models of language and vision is available in the Language, Interaction and Computation track of the 3-year PhD program offered by the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento (Italy). Possible research directions include: Compositionality in images; Methaphors in images; Searching for images through natural language queries; Language, vision and reasoning. The selected student will work closely with the research team of the ERC project COMPOSES.
Postdoctoral position in set theory, Sao Paolo (Brazil)
We would like to announce a post-doctoral position in the Departament of Mathematics of the University of São Paulo (Brazil) within the scope of the set-theoretic aspects of Banach spaces and related structures, to work in a joint project of Christina Brech and Piotr Koszmider (IM PAN, Warsaw) who will spend 3 months each year in São Paulo during the project. This position is for a period of 12 months, starting between April and September 2015.
Candidates interested in related fields such as applications of forcing in analysis or set-theoretic aspects of C*-algebras, or planning to develop their interests in these directions are welcome. The extended group includes Valentin Ferenczi, Eloi Medina Galego and Artur Tomita and other postdocs such as Dana Bartosova and Brice Mbombo.
PhD student position in History of Science, Uppsala (Sweden)
The Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University, Sweden, is searching for students with a master degree and historical research interests of relevance for history of science.
The Office for the History of Science is a research unit within the Department of History of Science and Ideas. The 4-year PhD position is part of their research program that aims at investigating how modes of natural inquiry (of which science is just one) emerged and developed in their specific social and cultural milieus. A close study of techniques of knowledge production as well as reciprocal interactions between respective knowledge communities will enlighten the process of how, where and when a specific mode of natural inquiry called 'science' came into existence in the global past. The research project has a focus on global developments of late 17th until early 20th century.
Successful candidates will pursue their doctoral studies full-time and are expected to participate actively in departmental activities such as seminars, workshops, etc. The position might also entail teaching and other assignments, at the most 20% of full time. The working language in the Department is Swedish, in the Office it is English but research can be conducted in either English or Swedish. Basic reading understanding and oral knowledge of Swedish is expected within two years. The positions are available from 2015-09-01.
Deadline for submitting an application is March 31st, 2015. Reference number: UFV-PA 2015/133. For further information see http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=56567
Postdoctoral position in Abstract Algebra / Logic (31m), Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
The University of Luxembourg has a vacancy in the Mathematics Research Unit for a Postdoc in Mathematics Area (Abstract Algebra, Functional Equations, Logic, Mathematics of Operations Research). Duration: 31 months, starting from August 1, 2015.
The position is open until filled. Details may be found at http://emea3.mrted.ly/l6mg, or at the webpage of Jean-Luc Marichal's working group, at http://wwwen.uni.lu/recherche/fstc/mathematics_research_unit/research_areas/.
Postdoctoral position in logic-based refactoring of description logic ontologies, Oxford (U.K.)
We are pleased to announce the opening of a full-time Research Assistant position at the University of Oxford, as part of the EPSRC project 'LOREF: Logic-based refactoring of description logic ontologies' led by Dr Nadeschda Nikitina.
You would be contributing to the research of the group by developing algorithms and software for refactoring Description Logic ontologies, and related Semantic Web infrastructure. The primary selection criteria are a PhD in computer science or related discipline (or shortly be expecting to obtain one), good verbal and written communication skills, and proven research experience in description logic and/or semantic web technologies. Good programming skills are desirable, preferably in Java.
Closing Date : 02-Mar-2015 12.00 noon. Interviews are expected to be held in the second week of March 2015. For more information, see https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/ or contact Nadeschda Nikitina at Nadeschda.Nikitina at cs.ox.ac.uk
PhD student positions in theoretical computer sciences, Birmingham (U.K.)
The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham invites applications for PhD study.
We are a group of (mostly) theoretical computer scientists who explore fundamental concepts in computation and programming language semantics. This often involves profound and surprising connections between different areas of computer science and mathematics. From category theory to ?-calculus and computational effects, from topology to constructive mathematics, from game semantics to program compilation, this is a diverse field of research that continues to provide new insight and underlying structure.
For more information, see the webpage of the theory group at http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/groupings/theory/ and the poster at http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/groupings/theory/phdposter.html.
Research assistant position (postdoctoral) in "Social Machines of Mathematics", Oxford (U.K.)
We are pleased to announce the opening of a full-time Research Assistant position at the University of Oxford, as part of the EPSRC Social Machines of Mathematics project, led by Professor Ursula Martin.
This project works towards a broad goal of understanding the production of mathematics as a social machine, a combination of people, computers, and archives to create and apply mathematics. Project activities include: studies of mathematicians working collaboratively, both on-line and face-to-face, to understand more about the production of mathematics; developing a theory of such collaborative activities; and designing prototype tools to support collaboration. The post is fixed-term for up to 2 years, with the possibility of extension.
Vacancy ID : 116879. The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 March 2015. For more information, see https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/ or contact Professor Ursula Martin at Ursula.Martin at cs.ox.ac.uk.
Faculty position in Programming Principles, Logic and Verification, London (U.K.)
The Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL) invites applications for a faculty position in the area of Programming Principles, Logic, and Verification. We seek world-class talent; candidates must have an outstanding research track record.
In Programming Principles, Logic, and Verification, our interests span theory and practice, including logic, semantics, language design, program analysis, program verification, systems verification, systems modelling, compilation, and theorem proving. We have outstanding connections with cutting-edge industry and excellent connections with other groups at UCL, including Systems and Networks, Information Security, and Software Systems Engineering.
6 Mar 2015
Closing Date 6 March 2015. Reference number: 1450731. Further details about UCL CS, the post, and how to apply may be found on UCL's Jobs site, at https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/. Or contact Prof. David Pym (Head of Programming Principles, Logic and Verification) at d.pym at ucl.ac.uk or Prof. John Shawe-Taylor (Head of Department) at j.shawe-taylor at ucl.ac.uk.
PhD student position in probabilististic analysis of algorithms, Twente (The Netherlands), Deadline 15 Mar 2015
A full-time PhD position is available within an NWO project on probabilistic analysis of algorithms.
The position is within the group Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Programming (DMMP) at the Department of Applied Mathematics. The project is funded by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and is embedded in the University of Twente's Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT), the largest academic ICT research institute in the Netherlands.
The successful candidate should have a Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field. A solid background in Discrete Optimization, Theoretical Computer Science, or the Analysis of Algorithms is highly appreciated but not a must as the candidate will be given the opportunity to follow courses in the LNMB PhD program during her/his first year.
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2015. The intended starting date is summer/spring 2015, the exact starting date is negotiable. For more information see http://www.utwente.nl/vacatures/?VacatureID=711594 or contact Bodo Manthey at b.manthey at utwente.nl.
Lectureship in Philosophy, London (U.K.)
The Philosophy Department at King;s College London is seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in philosophy. Competence and ability to teach at all levels in one or more core areas of analytical philosophy other than moral philosophy (e.g. metaphysics, logic, epistemology, philosophy of religion) is required. Research interests in Late Ancient and / or Early Medieval Philosophy will be an advantage. This is a permanent post available from 1 September 2015.
The successful candidate will show evidence of excellence in research and will have the ability to teach to the highest professional standards at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including designing and convening of modules, lecturing, seminar teaching, providing formative feedback, supervising dissertations at all levels, and examining. She/he will have pastoral duties as a personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and will undertake administrative duties as required by the Head of Department.
Closing date: 15 March 2015. Reference: THW/15/059639/102. Further details: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=57891.
Postdoctoral position (3y) and Project-coordinator position (3y) in "Conditionals and Information Transfer" (Philosophy), Konstanz (Germany)
The DFG Research Unit FOR 1614 "What if: On the epistemological, pragmatic, psychological, and cultural significance of counterfactual thinking" offers a Post-Doc Position for three years within the subproject "Conditionals and Information Transfer" directed by the speaker of the unit, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spohn.
The position starts at July 1, 2015, at the latest. For the postdoctoral position, the salary is 100% TVL E13, and PhD or equivalent degree is presupposed. For the project-coordinator position, the salary is 50% TVL E13, and MA or comparable degree is presupposed, Good knowledge of formal epistemology and English and some knowledge of German is required. The project-coordinator position is ideal for pursuing a PhD project (which is preferably, but need not be related to the topics of the unit).
Please send your application before February 22, 2015. For more information, see http://cms.uni-konstanz.de/what-if/jobs/.
PhD student position in description logic, Bremen (Germany)
The University of Bremen, Department 3 (Mathematics and Computer Science), invites applications for a PhD position (Computer Science - Salary Scale TV-L 13, 100%) in the DFG-funded project "Conservative Extensions in Ontology Languages: Beyond Description Logics". The position is available from March 1st, 2015, subject to clearance by the University administration, and is limited to 36 months.
In description logic, the notion of a conservative extension provides an important foundation for ontology refinement, reuse, versioning, and modularity. The aim of the project is to study conservative extensions beyond description logics, with an emphasis on computational complexity and model-theoretic characterizations. Logics of interest include guarded fragments of first-order logic and existential rules.
The appointed candidate will carry out research in the described project and will be given the opportunity to pursue a scientific qualification (PhD studies). The position requires a computer science degree on the MSc level or a comparable qualification. Good knowledge of logic and/or knowledge representation are desirable. The successful candidate will work in the group "Theory of Artificial Intelligence" led by Carsten Lutz.
Please send your application by February 15th, 2015, quoting the vacancy A5/15. For more information, see http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cms/detail.php?id=81570 or contact Prof. Dr. Carsten Lutz (clu at cs.uni-bremen.de) or Dr. Thomas Schneider (ts at cs.uni-bremen.de).
PhD Scholarships in Toulouse
The International Center for Mathematics and Computer Science of Toulouse (http://www.cimi.univ-toulouse.fr/en) offers 6 PhD scholarships on topics in mathematics or in computer science. The deadline for applications is on the 28 February 2015, with starting date in September 2015. The scholarships last for three years with a gross salary of 1684€/month. Complimentary funds for research training and travelling can be asked for with a separate application procedure. Candidates will be evaluated on the quality of their track-record, which must be judged excellent.
Candidates interested in applying with a research project in computational social choice are encouraged to contact Umberto Grandi (umberto.grandi at ut-capitole.fr).
For more information, refer to the following pages.
Doctoral fellowships: http://www.cimi.univ-toulouse.fr/en/doctoral-fellowships
Travel grants: http://www.cimi.univ-toulouse.fr/en/call-research-projects
One postdoctoral position and two PhD student positions in "Emergence of Relativism", Vienna (Austria)
One Postdoc Position (four years) and Two PhD Studentships (three years) are available at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, in the ERC-funded project "The Emergence of Relativism: Historical, Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives" (ERC Advanced Grant, PI: Prof. Martin Kusch), June 2014 to May 2019.
For the postdoc position we are looking for a philosopher, or a historian of philosophy, or a sociologist of knowledge, interested in studying the emergence and development of relativistic themes in the 19th and early 20th century in works about the social world by political philosophers, forerunners and practitioners of the social sciences in general, and the sociology of knowledge in particular.
For the PhD studentship positions we are looking for philosophers with an interest in studying relativism from a systematic rather than a historical perspective. The PhD project must fit within the framework of the overall ERC project as outlined in the documents above. We are particularly interested in proposals focusing on debates around the sociology of knowledge or historicism, but other proposals will also be considered.
None of these positions involves a teaching obligation. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is important. Deadline for applications: March 1st 2015.For more information, see here .
MA in Logic and Theory of Science in Budapest
The Logic and Theory of Science MA is a two-year program in English, run by the Department of Logic at E”tv”s Lorand University Budapest . Beyond a core curriculum in logic and formal approaches to the philosophy of science, we offer a wide range of advanced courses in logic, philosophy of mathematics, foundations of physics, logical methods in linguistics, philosophy of language, metaphysics, and formal models in social sciences. Students can choose a focus according to their own field of interest. The MA is research oriented, and most students continue with a PhD in logic or related fields.
The program is open to students with a BA or BSc degree in Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Linguistics, Social Science, and all related fields.
Application deadline: 24th Aug. 2015. For more information, see http://phil.elte.hu/logic/ma, or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/elte.logic. If you have further questions, please contact Andras Mate, the head of the department, at mate.andras at btk.elte.hu.
PhD student position in philosophy of mathematics, Konstanz (Germany)
At the Department of Philosophy (Theoretical Philosophy / Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller) there is currently a vacancy for a Part-time Ph.D. student Position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 50%). The position will be immediately available; an early start is preferred. The position will be granted initially for 12 months, with an option for an extension for a second year; funding for a third year will be applied for once the project is under way.
The position is advertised as part of the new research project "Kulturen der mathematischen Forschung: Identitätspraktiken im Hinblick auf nationale Mathematikkulturen und Beweisstile" (Cultures of mathematical research: identification practices with respect to national cultures of mathematics and styles of proof). The principal investigators of this project are Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller (Konstanz) and Prof. Dr. Benedikt Löwe (Hamburg & Amsterdam). The hired applicant will be based in Konstanz and it is the intention that the applicant be enrolled as a Ph.D. student and receive a Ph.D. degree in philosophy at the Universität Konstanz, but the project involves active and regular interaction with the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the Universität Hamburg, including extended research visits of up to one semester.
This research project deals with the question of whether there is mathematical content to national mathematical cultures: clearly, there are differences in the mathematical styles of researchers from different countries. But are these differences more than superficial? In other words, can these differences be explained in purely mathematical terms. The project aims to approach this question with empirical means using techniques from the digital humanities (national literary cultures) and qualitative and quantitative empirical social studies.
The deadline for applications is 12 February 2015. For more information, see http://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/?cont=stellausw&seite=2015/.
PhD student or postdoctoral position in epistemology, Leuven (Belgium)
The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven invites applications for one full-time position at either doctoral or postdoctoral level as part of a research project on "Knowledge First Virtue Epistemology" which is funded by a KU Leuven OT and an FWO grant (PI: Christoph Kelp) and will run until 2017/18. Duration: 3 years (PhD) or 2 years (Postdoc). Starting date: October 1, 2015.
The candidate will be part of the Leuven Epistemology Group and will work on topics related to the project. At present, two postdoctoral researchers and one PhD student are working on the project. Additional hires at doctoral and postdoctoral level are expected. The members of the research group will work closely together and are expected to actively contribute to the project and to activities at Leuven Epistemology Group and the Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy.
PhD candidates must have obtained a master's level degree in philosophy before taking up the position. Postdoctoral candidates must have obtained a PhD in philosophy before taking up the position. His/her area of specialisation should include epistemology (preferably: virtue epistemology and/or knowledge first epistemology).
Applications must be received before 15 February, 2015. For further information about the project and the position, please visit the project website at http://christoph-kelp.com/knowledge-first-virtue-epistemology/.
PhD student or postdoctoral position in theoretical philosophy, Zuerich (Switzerland)
The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Zurich invites applications for the post of Assistant (50%) to be filled from 1st April 2015 at the Chair of Theoretical Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock). The post is for three years in the first instance, but can be extended for another three years.
The application deadline is 31st January 2015. For more information, see http://www.philosophie.uzh.ch/news/allgemein/ausschreibungapril15.html or contact Ms Sarah Tietz (sarah.tietz at uzh.ch).
PhD Studentship, Computational Social Choice, Auckland, New Zealand
A PhD scholarship (paying stipend of NZ$25,000 plus fees for 3 years) is available at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, funded by the Marsden Fund grant UOA 1420, "Axioms and algorithms for multi-winner elections” (Prof A. Slinko, Dr Mark C. Wilson, Dr G. Pritchard). We seek a well-prepared student to work on part of this project concerned with determining optimal parameters for parliamentary electoral systems. A strong background (e.g. First Class Honours/Masters) in computer science, mathematics and/or statistics is necessary.
Applicants should contact Mark Wilson (mcw at cs.auckland.ac.nz) or Geoff Pritchard (geoff at stat.auckland.ac.nz) as soon as possible, with a CV and cover letter. We plan for the student to start on 1 March 2015, although some variation in date is possible.
PhD Position, Quantitative Logics and Automata, Dresden, Germany
The DFG Research Training Group GRK 1763 “Quantitative Logics and Automata” at TU Dresden offers 1 Doctoral Scholarship for applicants interested in performing high-quality research on the connection between quantitative logics and automata as well as their applications in verification, knowledge representation, natural language processing, and semi-structured data (XML).
The start date is April 1, 2015, and the application deadline is January 9, 2015 (although later applications will be considered as long as the position is not filled).
More information on QuantLA can be found at http://lat.inf.tu-dresden.de/quantla/ and more information on how to apply in the call for applications at http://lat.inf.tu-dresden.de/quantla/images/documents/quantla-call-2015.pdf.
Assistant/Associate Professor, Algorithmic Game Theory, University of British Columbia
The Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia is seeking outstanding investigators for full-time faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. We are seeking candidates of exceptional scientific talent who have demonstrated research success in the area of Algorithmic Game Theory. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015.
For more information, see https://www.cs.ubc.ca/our-department/employment/faculty-positions. The website will remain open for submissions through the end of the day on January 31, 2015.
Temporary teaching associateship in philosophy (teaching needs: logic and philosophy of mathematics), Cambridge, England
The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a temporary Teaching Associate in Philosophy from 1st October 2015. The limit of tenure is twenty-one months, ending on 30th June 2017. This covers the period resulting from Dr Tim Button's award of a Philip Leverhulme Prize. The post is based in central Cambridge.
The vacancy presents an excellent opportunity particularly for an early career scholar to gain teaching experience and research support within a prestigious philosophy department. The Faculty has immediate teaching needs in logic and philosophy of mathematics. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to do the majority of the Faculty's first year logic lecturing.
Vacancy Reference No: GV05022. Applications must be submitted by 10.00 hours GMT on Monday 19 January 2015, using the Faculty's online Job Applications system. For more information, see http://www2.phil.cam.ac.uk/job_apps_online/position/view/21
PhD student position in dependent type theory, Brighton (England)
Applications are invited for a fully funded 3-year PhD studentship in the Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex, starting in October 2015.
The topics for the studentship is: dependent types for concurrent processes. That involved combining two major research traditions in type theory: (1) dependent type-theories a la Martin-Loef and homotopy type theory, and (2) types for concurrent processes such as session types.
Closing date for applications is 23 February 2015. For further details about the application process, please see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/informatics/pgstudy/doctoral/funding. Informal enquiries may be addressed to M.F.Berger at sussex.ac.uk
Three Assistant Professorships in Logic & Philosophy of
Language, Munich (Germany)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich is seeking applications for three Assistant Professorships in Logic and Philosophy of Language, at the Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Language (Professor Hannes Leitgeb) and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion. The positions, which are to start from October 1st 2015, are for three years with the possibility of extension.
Each appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research, especially in philosophical logic and related areas (such as philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, formal epistemology), (ii) to teach five hours a week in corresponding areas, and (iii) to participate in the organisation of the MCMP.
Applications should be sent by February 28th, 2015. For more information, see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/assist_prof_2015/. Contact for informal inquiries: office.leitgeb at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
Two postdoctoral positions in Philosophy of Mathematics (2y), Munich (Germany)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich is seeking applications for Two Postdoctoral Positions in Philosophy of Mathematics (for two years) at the Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Language (Professor Hannes Leitgeb) and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion. The positions, which are to start from April 1st 2015, are for two years.
One of the two positions is a full-time position that will be devoted to the topic "Mathematical Structuralism". The other one is a half-time (50%) position that will be devoted to the topic "Theoretical Terms in Science vs. Mathematical Terms". Both positions belong to an ANR-DFG project on "Mathematics: Objectivity by Representation".. Each appointee will be expected to do philosophical research in the respective project area and to participate in the organisation of the project. Each successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy or logic.
Applications should be sent by January 18th, 2015. For more information, see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_2015/. Contact for informal inquiries: office.leitgeb at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Postdoc position at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoctoral position in computational complexity and/or SAT solving.
The postdoctoral researcher will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this group revolve around the themes of proof complexity and SAT solving. On the theoretical side, proof complexity has turned out to have deep, and sometimes surprising, connections to other topics such as, e.g., circuit complexity, communication complexity, and hardness of approximation, and therefore researchers in these or other related areas are more than welcome to apply. On the practical side, some interesting problems are to gain a better understanding of the performance of current state-of-the-art SAT solvers --- in particular, solvers using conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL) --- and to explore techniques that would go beyond CDCL, such as approaches based on algebraic or geometric reasoning.
The research project is financed by a Breakthrough Research Grant from the Swedish Research Council and a Starting Independent Researcher Grant from the European Research Council. In addition to the research group leader, the group currently consists of one postdoc and four PhD students. Travel funding is included, and the group also receives short-term and long-term visitors on a regular basis.
This is a full-time employed position for one year with a possible one-year extension. The successful candidate is expected to start in August-September 2015, although this is to some extent negotiable.
The application deadline is January 25, 2015. More information and instructions how to apply can be found at http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2014-0761-Eng.php . Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to Jakob Nordstrom.
PhD Studentships, Computer Science, University of Nottingham
Applications are invited for up to ten fully-funded PhD studentships in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, starting on 1st October 2015.
Closing date for applications: 14th January 2015. For more information, see http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJW968/
Postdoc Position in Logic and Game Theory, University of Oxford
A research position is available, tenable immediately, attached to a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant obtained by Prof Michael Wooldridge. The project is entitled "Reasoning about Computational Economies" (RACE), and carries out work at the intersection of game theory, complexity, logic, and verification. Applicants must have, or shortly be expecting to obtain, a PhD in multi-agent systems, game theory, logic/model checking, or a closely related topic. The position is a full-time appointment, available for up to 28 months.
Postdoctoral position on "Ontology after Quine", Hamburg (Germany)
The University of Hamburg offers a postdoctoral research position in association with the Emmy Noether Research Group "Ontologie nach Quine", which is based in the Department of Philosophy and led by Richard Woodward.
The Research Group began in July 2013 and will run until July 2018. Its official title translates as "Ontology after Quine: Fictionalism and Fundamentality" and, as its name suggests, the Group's research Project focuses on issues in metametaphysics and metaontology, set against the historical backdrop of the Quine-Carnap debate about the respectability of ontological inquiry. The remit of the project is thus broad, incorporating not only issues in first- and second-order metaphysics and ontology, but also connected issues in metaphilosophy and the philosophies of logic and language.
The advertized position is full-time and will last for a period of one (1) year. The exact starting date is negotiable, but the successful candidate should take up their position by July 1st 2015 at the latest. The successful applicant is expected to have completed their doctoral studies (i.e. submitted their doctoral thesis) by the time they take up the position.
The application deadline is January 31st, 2015. The official advert, with further information and instructions, can be found here: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/. More information about the Group and its activities can be found at our website: http://carvingnature.net/.
Post-doctoral fellowships in mathematics and/or computer science
The Labex Archimède (Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science in Marseille) offers several PhD and Post-doc positions in mathematics and computer science. Some of these positions will be opened in the Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Marseille (LIF - UMR7279 Aix-Marseille University / CNRS). The research areas of applicants can be any of the research topics studied in our lab.
Applications must be completed (including reference letters) by January 15th, 2015. For more information, see http://www.lif.univ-mrs.fr and http://archimede.lsis.org/labex/spip.php?id_rubrique=10&lang=en
2015 Software Engineer New Graduate role at Google
If you graduated in 2014 or are preparing to graduate in 2015 you can apply to join Google as a full-time Software Engineer. We have open roles at our Mountain View headquarters http://www.google.com/about/careers/locations/mountain-view/ in Silicon Valley, with additional roles available throughout our offices in Europe including London and Zurich.
Who can apply: Bachelor, Master or PhD in Computer Science or a related technical field.
For more information, see How to apply: https://www.google.com/about/careers/
2015 Software Engineering Internships at Google
Internships at Google are full time paid positions, take place year-round and have a minimum duration of three months. If you are interested in an internship at Google in 2015 you should apply online as soon as possible.
Who can apply: BSc/MSc/PhD students in Computer Science or a related technical field. You must be returning to university after the internship is complete, which means you won't be able to do an internship after you graduate.
Where can you intern: We're hiring interns at our headquarters in Silicon Valley (we support visa and relocation!) as well as throughout our offices in Europe.
For more information, see http://www.google.com/about/careers/lifeatgoogle/hiringprocess and https://www.google.com/about/careers/.
Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Utrecht University is looking for a full professor of Theoretical Philosophy as from September 1, 2015. The chair of Theoretical Philosophy is one of the core chairs in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and is an important point of contact within Utrecht University for questions regarding the foundations of mathematics and philosophy of science. The professor is to play a key role in structuring the profile of research and education in Theoretical Philosophy. Where research is concerned he/she will focus on one of the sub- sections of Theoretical Philosophy, i.e. metaphysics, philosophy of science, epistemology or logic.
The application deadline is 05/01/2015. For more information, see http://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/
Postdoc and Student Positions in post-quantum cryptography and quantum algorithms, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The NSERC CREATE Training Program in Building a Workforce for the Cryptographic Infrastructure of the 21st Century (CryptoWorks21) is a supplementary program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who would like to develop next-generation cryptographic tools.
The Postdoctoral and Graduate Programs are now accepting applications for January 2015. For more information, see https://cryptoworks21.uwaterloo.ca/apply/.
Graduate student applicants should also apply at one of the relevant graduate programs at the University of Waterloo (https://uwaterloo.ca/discover-graduate-studies/ready-apply/application-process/).
Postdoctoral position in set theory, Singapore (Singapore)
There is a one-year postdoctoral position in set theory available at the National University of Singapore. The expected starting date is April 1, 2015.
The job advertisement is given at here. To apply for it please email your complete CV to Dilip Raghavan at raghavan at math.nus.edu.sg. Please also CC your email to Lynette Wong at lynettewong at nus.edu.sg.here or
PhD student positions in computer science, Oxford (England)
Following a generous donation by Google, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford is delighted to invite applications for up to 15 fully-funded DPhil (Oxford'ss PhD) studentships tenable from 1st October 2015.
The studentships are for three years and are open to students of any nationality. The topics for the studentships are open, but should relate to the interests of one of the Department's research areas: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Automated Verification, Computational Biology, Foundations, Logic & Structures, Information Systems, Machine Learning, Multi-Agent Systems, Programming Languages, Security, Semantics and Software Engineering. We also encourage applications in cross disciplinary areas such as Linguistics, Biology, Medicine and Quantum Foundations & Quantum Computation.
Closing date for applications: Â 9th January 2015 For more information, see http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/files/6952/studentshipad.pdf. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Julie.sheppard at cs.ox.ac.uk
Visiting Assistant Professorship (1y) teaching logic, Schenectady NY (U.S.A.)
The Department of Philosophy at Union College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning September 2015. Non-renewable. Areas of expertise and competence are open, but the successful candidate will have to teach courses in logic and in a period of the history of philosophy. A Ph.D. in philosophy is preferred, but advanced ABDs in philosophy will be considered.
Deadline for applications is January 15 2015. For more information, see http://www.union.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs/faculty/
Tenure-track position in theoretical computer science, Salt Lake City UT (U.S.A.)
The School of Computing at the University of Utah seeks applications for four tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2015. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks will be also be considered.
One of the four positions is targeted at theoretical computer science, particularly with an emphasis on models and analysis for large data problems. Also, computational statistics or statistical underpinnings of the analysis of large data.
Close Date: March 1, 2015. For more information (and how to apply) please see the ad at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/36205
Visiting Fellowship in Mathematical Philosophy, Munich (Germany)
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites applications for visiting fellowships for one to three months in the academic year 2015/16 (15 October 2015 to 15 February 2016 or 15 April to 15 July 2016) intended for advanced Ph.D. students ("Junior Fellowships") and postdocs or faculty ("Senior Fellowships"). Candidates should work in general philosophy of science, the philosophy of one of the special sciences, formal epistemology, or social epistemology and have a commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative work.
We also encourage groups of two to four researchers, which may also include scientists, to jointly apply for fellowships (?Research Group Fellowships") to work on an innovative collaborative project from the above-mentioned fields which is of relevance for the research done at the MCMP and which ideally includes a member of the MCMP as a collaborator.
The deadline for applications is 15 February 2015. Decisions will be made by 1 March 2015. For further information, see http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/visiting_fs_201516/ or contact Alexander.Reutlinger at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
Faculty positions in theoretical computer science, Urbana-Champaign IL (U.S.A.)
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is hiring multiple tenure-track faculty positions. We are particularly interested in the following (overlapping) areas:
* Theoretical Computer Science
* Machine Learning
* Programming Languages
* Computer Systems (including trustworthy computing, distributed, cloud, mobile, OS)
* Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 5, 2015. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For more information, including application instructions, please see our ad at http://cs.illinois.edu/faculty-candidates.
Three-year fellowship in philosophy at St Hugh's College, Oxford (England)
Applications are invited for the post of Career Development Fellow in Philosophy at St Hugh's College, tenable from 1st October 2015. This is a fixed-term, 3-year position intended for an individual who has recently completed a doctorate and wishes to embark on an academic career. It is open to those working in any area of Philosophy.
The successful candidate will be expected to use the period of the Fellowship to begin building an international research profile. The postholder will also be required to offer teaching for up to four hours per week during term. Career Development Fellows at St Hugh's College are encouraged to take a full part in the intellectual life of the College.
Further details are available on the College website at http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/vacancies. The closing date for applications is Monday 9th February 2015.
Assistant Professorship in Cognitive Science, Los Angeles CA (U.S.A.)
Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Cognitive Science. We seek someone working in computer science, with scholarly or research interests in artificial intelligence (broadly construed to include areas such as robotics, computer vision, natural language processing, computational linguistics, human-computer interactions, reasoning under uncertainty, or other areas at the intersection of computation and cognition). A strong commitment to teaching and research at a liberal arts institution is essential. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in computer science or a related field by the start date of August 2015. The successful applicant will help strengthen our computer science minor, teach introductory courses in programming, fundamentals courses in computer science, upper-level courses in computer science, courses in cognitive science, and involve undergraduate students in research.
Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014. For more information, see http://www.oxy.edu/human-resources/working-oxy/faculty-positions. Questions about the position can also be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Saul Traiger, at traiger at oxy.edu.
2015/16 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowshop (in algorithms), Yorktown NY (U.S.A.)
The Mathematical Sciences department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center invites applications for its 2015-2016 Herman Goldstine Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in the mathematical and computer sciences. The fellowship provides scientists of outstanding ability an opportunity to advance their scholarship as resident department members at the Research Center.
Areas of research include algorithms, complex systems, data mining, dynamical systems, high-performance computing, inverse problems, numerical analysis, optimization, probability theory, statistics, simulation, and operations management.
Applications will be accepted only if submitted by Jan 16, 2015. More details can be found at http://www.research.ibm.com/goldstine/
2 PhD Positions in Philosophy of Mind (especially Philosophy of Perception at University of Antwerp
Applications are invited for three fully and (for US and UK standards) very generously paid PhD studentships in philosophy at the University of Antwerp. The PhD student will be part of Bence Nanay's research group and will be supervised by Professor Nanay. The PhD in Belgium normally takes four years and PhD students are public employees with very generous benefits. Antwerp is commutable from a number of European cities, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Cologne. All research and communication is conducted in English.
Deadline: November 9. Starting date of the position: Winter/Spring/Summer 2015 (negotiable). For more information, see http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/bence.nanay/paw.htm.
Two Fixed-Term Lectureships, University of Reading
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading, UK, seeks to appoint two fixed-term (three-year), full-time lecturers, from January 2015 to December 2017.
One will be a lecturer in non-Western Philosophy, the other a lecturer in Moral Philosophy (although what they each teach for us may not be limited to these areas). The successful applicants will each have a PhD in philosophy or a closely related discipline. In each case s/he will be able to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The closing date for applications is Sunday November 2nd, 2014. For more information, see here, http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/4485257pCL (Lecturer in Moral Philosophy link) or http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/3132657pCL (Lecturer in Non-Western Philosophy link).
Assistant Professor of Game Theory / Operations Research / Social Choice TheoryLocation: Maastricht University
The Mathematical Economics and Operations Research Group at the Department of Quantitative Economics has a strong research orientation and record in the fields of game theory, mechanism design and social choice theory, including algorithmic and computational aspects. The applicant will be appointed as a tenure track assistant professor and contribute to research and teaching within the overlapping areas of game theory, operations research, and social choice theory. Teaching concerns courses in economics, economic theory, and operations research. Research falls under the program Economic Theory, Behavior and Computation.
Application deadline: 7 November 2014. For more information, see https://www.academictransfer.com/24947/.
Schlumberger Foundation "Faculty for the Future" 2015-2016 Fellowships
The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting new applications for the 2015–2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowships from September 10th to November 14th, 2014.
The Faculty for the Future program, launched in 2004, awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctorate studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at leading universities worldwide.
The long-term goal of the program is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing academic careers in STEM disciplines thus contributing to the socio-economic development of their home countries and regions. The program is growing each year and has become a community of 405 women scientists and technologists from 68 countries. Grant recipients are selected as much for their leadership capabilities as for their scientific talents. Ultimately they are expected to return to their home countries to continue their academic careers, to further their research, to teach and to become inspirational role models for other young women, especially in the STEM fields.
18 December 2015, ILLC Christmas Party
The ILLC Christmas Party is planned for Friday 18th December, from 5 p.m. to about 8-ish.
Given the success of our Christmas Party new style, last year, when many people brought along lots of nice, international food (and even drink!), we would like to keep to the same formula this year. Once again, we hope that all of you in the ILLC community will help us to realize this, by bringing some traditional (Christmas) bites, sweet or savoury, along for the occasion. This would mean that, instead of the usual catering, we would have a wide variety of tasty foods from all around the world.
In order to plan this, we will hang up a list on the door in the Common Room (F1.21) at SP107, where you can sign on and note down what you will be bringing along. (The list will be there after the weekend.) This will also help ensure a wide variety of food. Please keep in mind that you should not bring in too much, so that we don't have lots of food left over. And also remember that we have very limited facilities for warming things up (only a rather small microwave / oven).
For those not at SP107: please send a message to illc at uva.nl, mentioning what you intend to bring along. We will add this to the list!
Please enlist by Monday 14th December, so that we have a general idea of how much food will be catered for by staff and students. If necessary, we can then order extra stuff to supplement this.
We look forward to tasting everything: if it's anything like last year, we are all in for a treat once again!
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl
Remko Scha (1945-2015)
The ILLC is deeply saddened to announce that on 9 November 2015 Remko Scha passed away. Remko was a professor of computational linguistics at the University of Amsterdam, and from the early nineties until his retirement in 2010 he was one of the leading researchers at the ILLC. During his distinguished career as computational linguist, Remko made significant contributions to the semantics of plurals, to the formal theory of discourse, to Data-Oriented Parsing, and various other areas. The Dutch computational linguistics community has lost one of its founders and the international community an influential researcher.
Remko was born in Eindhoven in 1945 and graduated in physics in 1970 at the Technological University in the same city. His first job at Philips Natlab in 1970 brought him in contact with natural language processing in the context of the pioneering question-answering system PHLIQA. His PhD thesis on natural language questions and answers (University of Groningen, 1983) as well as his early paper on plurals in natural language are still necessary references for any work on the subject. They contain ideas and observations that are not yet properly absorbed in ongoing discussions. For example, few people can do the full range of readings observed for definite plurals. Many, in their attempts of dealing with cumulative readings introduced in Remkoâ€™s paper, break either the normal syntactic structure of the sentence or the principle of compositionality. And the deepest problem is perhaps how to deal with the unavoidable explosion of readings in a classical account of this kind.
Remko's work on discourse semantics, then at BBN Laboratories in Cambridge Massachusetts, was an equally important contribution in which he developed a computational approach to discourse parsing within the Dynamic Discourse Model (with Livia Polanyi). In 1988 Remko accepted a full professorship in computational linguistics at the University of Amsterdam. There he developed, together with his students and colleagues, Data-Oriented Parsing as a major paradigm in natural language processing and machine translation. In the Data-Oriented Parsing framework, sentence processing does not operate with grammatical rules but with a corpus of previous language experiences. New sentences are processed by combining sub-analyses from previously analyzed sentences in the most probable way. This DOP approach was especially successful in dealing with the longstanding problems of ambiguity and robustness of language processing. The model was used in various concrete applications, leading to an impressively large number of funded projects, both in the Netherlands and abroad. DOP was also taken up by linguists and cognitive scientists, and Data-Oriented Parsing models were developed for LFG- and HPSG-annotated corpora. Look