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(New) 16 May 2022, EXPRESS-Philmath Seminar, Gabriel UzquianoSpeaker: Gabriel UzquianoTitle: Singletons of ClassesLocation: Online
We will explore the prospects of a mereological account of proper classes. That is, we will take set theory for granted and consider the hypothesis that proper classes are mereological sums of their parts. Unlike the plural account of classes, for example, the hypothesis construes proper classes as bona fide objects, which are nonetheless significantly different from sets. On the other hand, a mereological account raises questions of its own: if proper classes are bona fide objects, they should be allowed to be members and they should each come with a singleton. But since singletons are arguably mereological atoms, the account will turn out to be incompatible with classical mereology. The question is whether a weaker mereological framework may support a sufficiently rich domain of classes.
16 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar cancelledTitle: Proportionality in Approval-Based Participatory Budgeting
13 May 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Levin HornischerSpeaker: Levin HornischerTitle: Stability: Fitch's lemma and AI-safetyFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35197/Levin-Hornischer.
13 May 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Gian Marco OssoSpeaker: Gian Marco Osso (Amsterdam)Title: The generalised Weihrauch hierarchyLocation: Online via Zoom
12 May 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading Group, Elias BronnerSpeaker: Elias BronnerTitle: Mereology as a Foundation for MathematicsLocation: Room B1.19A, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
This time we take a recourse to mereology! In his talk, Elias Bronner will introduce the philosophical motivations for the field, Leśniewski's nominalistic position. Further, we will discuss basic mereology and its relation to Boolean Algebras. Elias will conclude with touching upon a recent interpretation of mereology within set theory by J.D. Hamkins which suggests that mereology is too weak of a system to serve as a foundation for mathematics.
(Updated) 12 May 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Rineke VerbruggeSpeaker: Rineke Verbrugge (University of Groningen)Title: Effectiveness of higher-order theory of mind in competitive, cooperative and mixed-motive situationsLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2021/12/lira-session-rineke-verbrugge/.
12 May 2022, PEPTalk cancelledFor more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/shared-content/faculteiten/en/faculteit-der-geesteswetenschappen/events/events/2022/05/peptalk-14.html or contact Zazie van Dorp at pept at uva.nl.
11 May 2022, LLAMA seminar, Marco AbbadiniSpeaker: Marco Abbadini (University of Salerno)Title: A generalization of the De Vries duality to compact Hausdorff spaces with closed relationsLocation: Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-abbadini-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at t.kappe at uva.nl.
11 May 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Han PetersSpeaker: Han PetersTitle: The relevance of the Mandelbrot set in combinatorics, statistical physics, and computational complexity theoryLocation: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
10 May 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Norbert GratzlSpeaker: Norbert Gratzl (LMU, Munich)Title: Extensional SaturationLocation: Online
Please contact the organizer to join this online talk.
4 May 2022, LLAMA seminar, Andrew Lewis-SmithSpeaker: Andrew Lewis-Smith (Queen Mary University of London)Title: Constructive Fuzzy LogicsLocation: Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-lewis-smith-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at t.kappe at uva.nl.
2 May 2022, Informal workshop on algebraic weak factorisation systemsLocation: Room A1.10, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Organized by the inter-university Dutch Categories And Types Seminar, this workshop features talks by John Bourke (Masaryk University, Brno), Wijnand van Woerkom (Utrecht University), Nicola Gambino (University of Leeds), Benno van den Berg (University of Amsterdam) and Paige North (University of Pennsylvania).
29 April 2022, DIP Colloquium, Øystein LinneboSpeaker: Øystein Linnebo (Oslo)Title: Abstraction and GroundingLocation: Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35193/Oystein-Linnebo-Oslo.
29 April 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Philipp LückeSpeaker: Philipp Lücke (Barcelona)Title: Patterns in the large cardinal hierarchyLocation: Online via Zoom
28 April 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Marianna GirlandoSpeaker: Marianna Girlando (University of Birmingham)Title: Counterfactuals, comparative plausibility and neighbourhoods: from semantics to automated theorem provingLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2022/01/lira-session-marianna-girlando/.
26 April 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Harm de VriesSpeaker: Harm de Vries (ServiceNow Research)Title: Explorations in Task-Oriented Dialogue, Text2Code Models and Continuous Prompt TuningLocation: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)
25 April 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Michael RathjenSpeaker: Michael RathjenTitle: Completeness: Turing, Schütte, Feferman (and Löb)Location: Zoom
The Nordic Online Logic Seminar (NOL Seminar) is organised monthly over Zoom, with expository talks on topics of interest for the broader logic community. The seminar is open for professional or aspiring logicians and logic aficionados worldwide.
This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here:https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic .For more information, see https://scandinavianlogic.org/2022-04-11-NOL-Seminar-Michael-Rathjen.html or contact Val Goranko at valentin.goranko at philosophy.su.se.
22 April 2022, Cool Logic, Valentin MüllerSpeaker: Valentin MüllerTitle: Proof-Theoretical Solutions to the Paradoxes of Naive Set TheoryLocation: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Among the variety of possible solutions to the paradoxes of naive set theory, suggestions made by the mathematician Heinrich Behmann (1891--1970) appear to be particularly remarkable (even though they are commonly unknown today). From Behmann’s point of view, the paradoxes do not represent proper contradictions, but rather “meaningless” expressions that can be avoided by a simple and purely syntactical criterion. The main goal of my talk is to provide a partial confirmation of Behmann’s view. To this end, I will present a new system of natural deduction strongly inspired by Behmann’s analysis of the set-theoretical paradoxes. It will be demonstrated that a certain subclass of the proofs in our system has the normalization property: every deduction in this class may be transformed into a “cut-free” proof. As a corollary, it then follows that the propositional fragment of our system is in fact consistent. In the last part of the talk, I will discuss some open problems and closely related approaches such as the system of “Fitch-Prawitz Set Theory”.For more information, see https://coollogic.wixsite.com/website/event-details/proof-theoretical-solutions-to-the-paradoxes-of-naive-set-theory or contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at coollogic.uva at gmail.com.
22 April 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Tim SeifertSpeaker: Tim Seifert (Hamburg)Title: The rotating switches puzzleLocation: Online via Zoom
22 April 2022, DIP Colloquium, Gillian RamchandSpeaker: Gillian Ramchand (Tromsø)Title: Non-finite Verbal Forms and Natural Language OntologyLocation: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)
22 - 23 April 2022, Logic4Peace: fundraising online Logic event for Peace, OnlineLocation: OnlineCosts: Registration FeeDeadline: Monday 11 April 2022
Logicians participating in this conference stand united for Peace. This event is used to collect financial aid for two specific causes: (a) We financially help our colleagues at universities in Ukraine, who are either displaced or have lost their homes, and thus are in urgent financial need. (b) We support the charitable fund 'Voices of children' which provides humanitarian aid and assists in Ukraine with the on-going evacuation processes.
As the world urgently needs more logic and rationality, Logic4Peace creates a platform for logicians from around the world to present their work in any area of logic.
All participants are asked to register for the conference. The registration fees will be entirely used to offer financial aid to Ukraine to help our colleagues and Voices of Children. We invite academic institutions and organizations to sponsor this online logic event.
Signed by the Co-Organizing Associations and Institutions.
21 April 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading GroupTitle: "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard TieszenLocation: See the website.
This time we go to the hands-on phenomenological view of intuition. We read the second chapter of Mathematcial Intuition.
19 April 2022, ILLC Diversity Talks, Prof. Ludo WaltmanSpeaker: Prof. Ludo WaltmanTitle: Are we all biased? The complexity of the diversity puzzleLocation: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
Ludo Waltman is professor of Quantitative Science Studies and deputy director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. He does research in the fields of bibliometrics and scientometrics, with a special emphasis on applications in research management and science policy. In his talk 'Are we all biased? The complexity of the diversity puzzle', Ludo will describe how informetric research and methods allow for a better understanding of diversity in the research system. Please see full abstract here. The talk will be followed by a reception with snacks and drinks in the ILLC Common Room.
19 April 2022, EXPRESS / PhilMath Seminar, Gil SagiSpeaker: Gil SagiTitle: Logicality in Natural LanguageLocation: Online via Zoom
Is there a relation of logical consequence in natural language? Logicality, in the philosophical literature, has been conceived of as a restrictive phenomenon that is alien to the complex and messy character of natural language. In this talk, I will claim that there is a relation of logical consequence in natural language, and moreover, that it is the subject matter of the bulk of current theories of formal semantics. I employ the framework of semantic constraints (Sagi 2014), which generalises the Tarskian definition of logical consequence. I apply the widely accepted criterion of invariance under isomorphisms (Sher 1996) generalised to the framework of semantic constraints (Sagi 2022), as well as a theory of Glanzberg (2014) to delineate the relation of logical consequence in natural language.
13 April 2022, LLAMA seminar, Johannes MartiSpeaker: Johannes Marti (ILLC)Title: A focus-style proof systems for the alternation-free mu-calculusLocation: Online (Zoom)
13 April 2022, DIP Colloquium, Nicole GotznerSpeaker: Nicole Gotzner (Potsdam)Title: Vagueness, valence and pragmatic reasoning: Novel challenges for the Semantics/Pragmatics-InterfaceLocation: Online via ZoomFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35198/Nicole-Gotzner-Potsdam.
12 April 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Andrew TedderSpeaker: Andrew Tedder (Bochum)Title: The Algebraic Structure of Mares-Goldblatt ModelsLocation: Hybrid
In person location: Utrecht, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 1.06. This event will also be broadcast online, contact the organizer for more information.
8 April 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Alberto Miguel Gomez / Mervyn Tong / Vince VelkeySpeaker: Alberto Miguel Gomez (Cambridge CHR) / Mervyn Tong (Cambridge EM) / Vince Velkey (Cambridge SID)Title: Infinite Games in Set Theory: Large Cardinals from Determinacy / Infinite Games in Set Theory: Supercompactness from Determinacy / Infinite Games in Set Theory: Applications of Infinite GamesLocation: Online via Zoom
8 April 2022, DutchCATS, Norihiro YamadaSpeaker: Norihiro YamadaTitle: Curry-Howard Isomorphisms without Commuting ConversionsLocation: Online
The Dutch Categories And Types Seminar is an inter-university seminar on type theory, category theory, and the interaction between these two fields. It provides a forum for discussion, collaboration, and dissemination to researchers in type theory and category theory working in the Netherlands.
7 April 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading GroupTitle: "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard TieszenLocation: Room B1.19C, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
In relation to the first chapter of "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tiszen, we will discuss some notions of Husserl's phenomenology that pertain to the categorial intuition.
Derek So will introduce us to some basic concepts of Husserl's phenomenology. We focus on intentionality, synthetic and eidetic intuition. Then we will try to see how Tieszen posits it in his program.
7 April 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dingmar van EckSpeaker: Dingmar van EckTitle: Explanation and Idealisation in Systems BiologyLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2021/12/lira-session-dingmar-van-eck-2/.
5 April 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Avi WigdersonSpeaker: Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)Title: Randomness – the Utility of UnpredictabilityLocation: Room C1.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
5 April 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Douwe KielaSpeaker: Douwe Kiela (Hugging Face)Title: Improving Multimodal Evaluation and Exploring Foundational Language and Vision AlignmentLocation: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
5 - 6 April 2022, Guarded Fragments: Current Trends and Applications (GF@25)Location: OnlineCosts: Free
The Guarded Fragment (GF) of was introduced in 1996 by Hajnal Andréka, Johan van Benthem and István Németi, as a decidable fragment of first-order logic that aims to explain the attractive algorithmic and model theoretic behavior of modal logic. It subsequently gave rise to a larger family of decidable guarded fragments of first-order logic and second-order logic. These guarded fragments are, up to today, still actively studied and used in various application domains across different areas of computer science and artificial intelligence (e.g., data management, knowledge representation).
This workshop is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of GF. It will show case recent results, bringing together different strands of research, and offering an opportunity for reflection. The workshop is fully online, with a program consisting of 7 invited lectures, spread out across two days.
1 April 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Dominik Gulgowski / James KwonSpeaker: Dominik Gulgowski (Cambridge SID) / James Kwon (Cambridge PET)Title: Constructibility & Large Cardinals / Infinite Games in Set Theory: Determinacy ProofsLocation: Online via Zoom
1 April 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Marek HolanSpeaker: Marek Holan(Abstract)Title: Input level of digital humanities experiment – Semantic dimension and its possible formalizationLocation: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)
30 March 2022, LLAMA seminar, Jana WagemakerSpeaker: Jana Wagemaker (Radboud University)Title: Concurrent NetKAT: Modeling and analyzing stateful, concurrent networksLocation: Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-wagemaker-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at t.kappe at uva.nl.
28 March 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Juliette KennedySpeaker: Juliette KennedyTitle: Reading syntax off semanticsLocation: Zoom
The Nordic Online Logic Seminar (NOL Seminar) is organised monthly over Zoom, with expository talks on topics of interest for the broader logic community. The seminar is open for professional or aspiring logicians and logic aficionados worldwide.
This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here: https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic .For more information, see https://scandinavianlogic.org/2022-03-14-NOL-Seminar-Juliette-Kennedy.html or contact Val Goranko at valentin.goranko at philosophy.su.se.
25 March 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading GroupTitle: "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard TieszenLocation: Room TBA, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
In relation to the first chaptemnr of "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tiszen, we will discuss some notions of Husserl's phenomenology that pertain to the categorial intuition. We focus on intentionality, synthetic and eidetic intuition and then see how Tieszen posits it in his program.
25 March 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Deborah KantSpeaker: Deborah Kant (Hamburg)Title: An empirically informed perspective on the set-theoretic independence problem, Part IILocation: Online via Zoom
24 March 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Bonan ZhaoSpeaker: Bonan ZhaoTitle: How do people generalize causal relations over objects?Location: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2021/12/lira-session-bonan-zhao/.
18 March 2022, Cool Logic, Bas CornelissenSpeaker: Bas CornelissenTitle: Logical music: Writing algorithms to recompose the music of Arvo PärtLocation: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Arvo Pärt is one of the most popular contemporary composers. In fact, according to one count, he was the most performed contemporary composer in eight successive years from 2011 to 2018. Who would have expected that from algorithmically composed music? Indeed, that is how Pärt arguably composes: his style, known as tintanibulli, heavily relies on the use of simple mathematical procedures. They can regulate everything from the structure of a piece to the duration of individual notes. To better understand that process, we analyze and formalize Pärt's composition Summa. The algorithm we implement almost completely reconstructs the work: it outputs a musical score that matches the original in over 93% of the notes. In fact, as a result of dependencies between the notes, only 3.5% of the notes really remains to be corrected. Our work not only demonstrates that Pärt's approach to composition is deeply formal, it also invites new algorithmic compositions in his style.For more information, contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at coollogic.uva at gmail.com.
18 March 2022, DIP Colloquium cancelledSpeaker: Simon Charlow (Rutgers)Location: ILLC, UvA
Unfortunately this DIP colloquium had to be cancelledFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35194/Simon-Charlow-Rutgers.
18 March 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Jonathan OsinskiSpeaker: Jonathan Osinski (Hamburg)Title: A Hierarchy of Compactness Cardinals below Vopěnka's PrincipleLocation: Online via Zoom
17 March 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hans van DitmarschSpeaker: Hans van Ditmarsch (Open University, Heerlen)Title: Wanted Dead or Alive: Epistemic logic for impure simplicial complexesLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2021/12/lira-session-hans-van-ditmarsch-3/.
16 March 2022, LLAMA seminar, Thomas ColcombetSpeaker: Thomas Colcombet (IRIF)Title: Some recent advances in the MSO theory of countable linear ordersLocation: Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-colcombet-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at t.kappe at uva.nl.
16 March 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Felix WierstraSpeaker: Felix WierstraTitle: Algebraic structures in topologyLocation: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
16 March 2022, DIP Colloquium, Moshe Bar-Lev & Roni KatzirSpeaker: Moshe Bar-Lev & Roni Katzir (Tel Aviv)Title: Communicative stability and the typology of logical operatorsLocation: Online via ZoomFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35199/Moshe-Bar-Lev-Roni-Katzir-Tel-Aviv.
11 March 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading GroupTitle: "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard TieszenLocation: Room B1.19H, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Second meeting this year of the Philosophy of Mathematics Reading Group.
This week we will discuss the 1st chapter from "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tieszen.
11 March 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Milica DenicSpeaker: Milica DenicTitle: Reverse-engineering the language of thought from cross-linguistic dataLocation: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35196/Milica-Denic.
10 March 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Stipe PandzicSpeaker: Stipe Pandzic (Utrecht University)Title: Default justification logic as a theory of arguments and epistemic justificationLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2022/01/lira-session-stipe-pandzic/.
9 March 2022, LLAMA seminar, Joost J. JoostenSpeaker: Joost J. Joosten (University of Barcelona)Title: Quantified Reflection Calculus, towards the polymodal caseLocation: Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-joosten-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at t.kappe at uva.nl.
8 March 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Maartje ter HoeveSpeaker: Maartje ter Hoeve (University of Amsterdam)Title: Towards Interactive Language ModelingLocation: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
8 March 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Revantha RamanayakeSpeaker: Revantha Ramanayake (Groningen)Title: The first steps in cut-restrictionLocation: Online
Please contact the organizer to join this online talk.
4 March 2022, Cool Logic, Bas CornelissenSpeaker: Bas CornelissenTitle: Logical music: Writing algorithms to recompose the music of Arvo PärtLocation: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Arvo Pärt is one of the most popular contemporary composers. In fact, according to one count, he was the most performed contemporary composer in eight successive years from 2011 to 2018. Who would have expected that from algorithmically composed music? Indeed, that is how Pärt arguably composes: his style, known as tintanibulli, heavily relies on the use of simple mathematical procedures. They can regulate everything from the structure of a piece to the duration of individual notes. To better understand that process, we analyze and formalize Pärt's composition Summa. The algorithm we implement almost completely reconstructs the work: it outputs a musical score that matches the original in over 93% of the notes. In fact, as a result of dependencies between the notes, only 3.5% of the notes really remains to be corrected. Our work not only demonstrates that Pärt's approach to composition is deeply formal, it also invites new algorithmic compositions in his style.For more information, contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at coollogic.uva at gmail.com.
4 March 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Marco DeganoSpeaker: Marco DeganoTitle: How to be SpecificLocation: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35195/Marco-Degano.
4 March 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Tim SeifertSpeaker: Tim Seifert (Hamburg)Title: Kunen's L[U] constructionLocation: Online via Zoom
4 March 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Max WellingSpeaker: Max WellingTitle: Symmetries in Deep Learning with applications to Molecular ScienceLocation: Room C0.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam and Zoom (hybrid)
4 March 2022, DutchCATS, Andrew SwanSpeaker: Andrew SwanTitle: Definable and non definable notions of structureLocation: Online
The Dutch Categories And Types Seminar is an inter-university seminar on type theory, category theory, and the interaction between these two fields. It provides a forum for discussion, collaboration, and dissemination to researchers in type theory and category theory working in the Netherlands.
3 March 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Louwe KuijerSpeaker: Louwe Kuijer (University of Liverpool)Title: Doing the best I canLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2022/01/lira-session-louwe-kuijer/.
3 March 2022, Valedictory Lecture, Michiel van LambalgenSpeaker: Michiel van LambalgenTitle: TimeLocation: Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk, Spui 411, 1012 XMAmsterdam
On the occasion of his retirement, Michiel van Lambalgen will give a valedictory lecture entitled Time. People are cordially invited to attend this lecture in the Aula.
A live stream of the event is available here.For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/content/evenementen/lezingen/2022/1/afscheidscollege-tijd.html or contact Huub Dijstelbloem at H.O.Dijstelbloem at uva.nl.
2 March 2022, LLAMA seminar, Maaike ZwartSpeaker: Maaike Zwart (IT University of Copenhagen)Title: Lessons from failing distributive lawsLocation: Online (Zoom)
1 March 2022, Philmath / EXPRESS Seminar, Anna BellomoSpeaker: Anna BellomoTitle: Bolzano’s measurable numbers and the arithmetization of analysisLocation: online (zoom)
Section VII of Bolzano’s Reine Zahlenlehre (RZ) introduces a special class of numbers, the measurable numbers, which constitute an early attempt at a rigorous treatment of the real number continuum. It remains to be settled, however, whether the RZ VII treatment is an instance of the ‘arithmetization of analysis’ Bolzano is often considered a pioneer of. In this talk I will offer a detailed analysis of Bolzano's RZ VII which leads me to conclude that Bolzano's measurable numbers cannot fully be described as an attempt at arithmetizing analysis – rather, they are still very much part of a traditional picture of mathematics as the science of quantity.
To receive zoom details, please register here.
28 February 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Thierry CoquandSpeaker: Thierry CoquandTitle: Formalization of Mathematics and Dependent Type TheoryLocation: Zoom
The Nordic Online Logic Seminar (NOL Seminar) is organised monthly over Zoom, with expository talks on topics of interest for the broader logic community. The seminar is open for professional or aspiring logicians and logic aficionados worldwide.
This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here:https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic .For more information, see https://scandinavianlogic.org/2022-02-09-NOL-Seminar-Thierry-Coquand.html or contact Val Goranko at valentin.goranko at philosophy.su.se.
25 February 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading GroupTitle: The Philosophical Misconceptions of the Incompleteness TheoremLocation: Room B0.207, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
On the first meeting of the Philosophy of Mathematics Reading Group in this academic year we will discuss some popular misinterpretations of Gödel's Theorem.
These will include (1) Lucas/Penrose style of arguments against mechanism, (2) GIT as a confirmation of Platonism, (3) The "postmodern" interpretation.
The talk will be given by Jan Gronwald. No preparation is required, but a look at the literature is most welcome.
There will be no Zoom broadcast of the meeting.
24 February 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hannes LeitgebSpeaker: Hannes Leitgeb (LMU Munich)Title: A Finitistic Semantics for MathematicsLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2022/01/lira-session-hannes-leitgeb/.
22 February 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Igor SedlárSpeaker: Igor Sedlár (Czech Academy of Sciences)Title: Generalized Scott-Montague Semantics for Hyperintensional Modal LogicsLocation: Online
Contact the organizer to join the online talk.
21 February 2022, Reading Group on Causal Learning (Causal Inference Lab)Location: Room B0.201, Science Park 904, Amsterdam and Online (Zoom, see website)
Book: Peters, Jonas, Dominik Janzing, and Bernhard Schölkopf. 2017. Elements of Causal Inference: Foundations and Learning Algorithms. The MIT Press.
For the next meeting, the material would be the same as the last meeting (Chapters 6.6- 6.12) since we scarcely managed to deal with all the important and ambiguous parts of it. There is a lot more to dig up!! ;DFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Evan Iatrou at e.iatrou at uva.nl.
18 February 2022, Cool Logic, Bas CornelissenSpeaker: Bas CornelissenTitle: Logical music: Writing algorithms to recompose the music of Arvo PärtLocation: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
18 February 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Jialiang YanSpeaker: Jialiang YanTitle: A Puzzle about Monotonicity under Epistemic VerbsFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35190/Jialiang-Yan.
18 February 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Raiean BanerjeeSpeaker: Raiean Banerjee (Hamburg)Title: E0 vs Laver, Miller and SacksLocation: Online via Zoom
17 February 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Torben BraünerSpeaker: Torben BraünerTitle: Understanding responses of people with ASD in diverse reasoning tasks: A formal studyLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2021/12/lira-session-torben-brauner/.
16 February 2022, LLAMA seminar, Amina DoumaneSpeaker: Amina Doumane (ENS Lyon)Title: Regular expressions for graphs of tree-width 2Location: Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-doumane-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at t.kappe at uva.nl.
16 February 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Jop BriëtSpeaker: Jop Briët (CWI)Title: Structure-versus-randomness in combinatorics and complexityLocation: Room A1.04, Science Park 904, Amsterdam and Zoom (hybrid)
14 February 2022, Topology via Logic Reading Group
The Topology via Logic reading group was established by the MoL students to introduce topology and its many applications in logic, epistemology, and computer science. Topology via Logic by Steven Vickers explores these applications by constructing topology on the basis of geometric logic, locales, and lattices. Join us as we go through Topology via Logic by Steven Vickers.For more information, contact Amittai Aharoni at amittai-shlomo.aharoni at student.uva.nl.
14 February 2022, ILLC Diversity Talks, Isabelle ColletSpeaker: Isabelle ColletTitle: Digital Technology and Gender Equality: A Challenge for Higher EducationLocation: Online via Zoom
On 14 February, the ILLC Diversity Talks will start with a talk by Isabelle Collet, a former computer scientist and associate professor at the University of Geneva. Isabelle's talk 'Digital Technology and Gender Equality: A Challenge for Higher Education' will begin with an historical overview of gender disparity in computer science and describe effective and not effective strategies for increasing representation of women in STEM fields. Everyone is welcome!
11 February 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Deborah KantSpeaker: Deborah Kant (Hamburg)Title: An empirically informed perspective on the set-theoretic independence problemLocation: Online via Zoom
10 February 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Salvador MascarenhasSpeaker: Salvador Mascarenhas (Institut Jean-Nicod, Department of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure)Title: Question-answer dynamics and confirmation theory in reasoning with alternativesLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2021/12/lira-session-salvador-mascarenhas/.
10 February 2022, PEPTalk, Federica RussoSpeaker: Federica RussoTitle: Connecting the ethics and epistemology of AILocation: Online
On Thursday, 10 February, the Platform for the Ethics and Politics of Technology organises a PEPTalk on Connecting the Ethics and Epistemology of AI, featuring Federica Russo. The PEPTalk starts at 12:00 PM, (UTC+1). The session will be moderated by Aybüke Özgün.For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/shared-content/subsites/amsterdam-institute-for-humanities-research/en/events/events/2022/02/pept.html or contact Aybüke Özgün at a.ozgun at uva.nl.
8 February 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Grzegorz ChrupałaSpeaker: Grzegorz Chrupała (Tilburg University)Title: Learning language from Peppa PigLocation: Zoom
7 February 2022, Reading Group on Causal Learning (Causal Inference Lab)Location: Room B0.201, Science Park 904, Amsterdam and Online (Zoom, see website)
Book: Peters, Jonas, Dominik Janzing, and Bernhard Schölkopf. 2017. Elements of Causal Inference: Foundations and Learning Algorithms. The MIT Press.
For the next meeting, we have to read from Chapter 6.6 "Calculating Intervention Distributions by Covariate Adjustment" to Chapter 6.11 "Algorithmic Independence of Conditionals". work on the exercises of Chapter 6.12 "Problems" and leftover exercises from our previous meeting.For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Evan Iatrou at evangelos.iat at gmail.com.
4 February 2022, Cool Logic, Bobby TosswillSpeaker: Bobby TosswillTitle: Towards a Logic of ExplanationLocation: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Are you tired of getting confused listening to logic lectures? Has anyone ever looked at you like you’re speaking Martian when you try to explain what you’re studying here at the MoL? Do you find yourself reading a paper over multiple times, just checking that it's actually words written there, and not just gibberish pretending to be intelligent? Then you’re in the right place!
In Cool Logic’s first talk of 2022 next Friday, 4 Feb, Bobby Tosswill will take us on a journey to investigate what understanding is, how we communicate complex ideas, and what exactly makes bad lectures quite so bad. Drawing on research from cognitive science, the philosophies of understanding, mathematical practice, and so much more, Bobby will propose a cognitively-plausible logic of explanation, and demonstrate how it can help us make sense of how we make sense of things. So join us February the 4th, D1.111 in Science Park 904 – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might even just learn something!
4 February 2022, DutchCATS, Julia Ramos GonzalezSpeaker: Julia Ramos GonzalezTitle: Exponentiable Grothendieck abelian categories and algebraic geometryLocation: Online
The Dutch Categories And Types Seminar is an inter-university seminar on type theory, category theory, and the interaction between these two fields. It provides a forum for discussion, collaboration, and dissemination to researchers in type theory and category theory working in the Netherlands.
4 February 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Lucas WansnerSpeaker: Lucas Wansner (Hamburg)Title: Cohen reals in computability theoryLocation: Online via Zoom
3 February 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Wesley HollidaySpeaker: Wesley Holliday (University of California, Berkeley)Title: The Orthologic of Epistemic ModalsLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2022/01/lira-session-wesley-holliday/.
28 January 2022, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting and new year drinksLocation: Zoom
As in previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and/or the Master of Logic programme. We will also use this opportunity to welcome new members of staff and to provide you with an update about upcoming and other plans.
This edition will be followed by new year drinks in Gather Town.For more information, contact illc at uva.nl.
26 January 2022, LLAMA seminar, Stefan ZetzscheSpeaker: Stefan Zetzsche (University College London)Title: Canonical Automata via Distributive Law HomomorphismsLocation: Online (Zoom)For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-zetzsche-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at t.kappe at uva.nl.
25 January 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Stipe PandzicSpeaker: Stipe Pandzic (Utrecht)Title: Default justification logic as a logical theory of argumentsLocation: Online
This talk is online, please contact the organizer to join.
24 January 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar , Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemTitle: Interleaving Logic and CountingLocation: Zoom
This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here:https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic.For more information, see https://scandinavianlogic.org/2022-01-05-NOL-Seminar-Johan-van-Benthem.html or contact Valentin Goranko at valentin.goranko at philosophy.su.se.
24 January 2022, Reading Group on Causal Learning (Causal Inference Lab)Location: Online (Zoom, see website)
Our first meeting for 2022 is here!
The reading material is
- Chapter 5 "Connections to Machine Learning, I"
- Chapter 6 "Multivariate Causal Models" until (and including) subchapter 6.5 "Markov Property, Faithfulness, and Causal Minimality"
from the book:
Peters, Jonas, Dominik Janzing, and Bernhard Schölkopf. 2017. Elements of Causal Inference: Foundations and Learning Algorithms. The MIT Press.For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Evan Iatrou at evangelos.iat at gmail.com.
21 January 2022, DIP Colloquium, Cornelia EbertSpeaker: Cornelia Ebert (Frankfurt)Title: Revisiting the attributive-referential distinction with gesture semanticsLocation: Online via ZoomFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35182/Cornelia-Ebert-Frankfurt.
20 January 2022, Rational Effectiveness Training (RET) trainingLocation: Science Park, Amsterdam
Following the FIT FNWI webinar, we will organize a RET training at the beginning of 2022.
RET stands for Rational Effectiveness Training, a way to gain insight into your own, often unconscious, thoughts and behavior. In this training you will learn to deal with emotions, such as anger, irritation and fear. The training will also teach you to look at situations differently so you will experience less stress.
Keep an eye on the website for more details and registration, the training will be placed in the Faculty Agenda. The training consists out of 6 sessions, starting the 20th of January.For more information, see https://medewerker.uva.nl/en/science/content-secured/events/courses/2022/01/ret-training.html or contact training-science at uva.nl.
15 January 2022, Birthday workshop: Exploring Baltag’s UniverseLocation: Online
On 15 January 2022 we will be “Exploring Baltag’s Universe”, an online workshop organized for our colleague and friend Alexandru Baltag on the occasion of his birthday.
The workshop will feature short talks by Alexandru’s long-standing colleagues and collaborators including Samson Abramsky, Sonja Smets, Fenrong Liu, Alexander Kurz, Luís Soares Barbosa, Nick Bezhanishvili, Kevin Kelly, Larry Moss and Johan van Benthem. The programme will start at 13h45 with welcome words and continues at 14h00 with the lectures till 19.00. You are warmly invited to join the celebration on 15 January.
This event is associated with World Logic Day!For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2022/01/birthday-workshop-exploring-baltags-universe/ or contact Soroush Rafiee Rad at s.rafieerad at uva.nl.
14 January 2022, Vienna Logic Day Lecture (WLD 2022 Event), Moshe Y. VardiSpeaker: Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University, Texas)Title: From Greek Paradoxes to Political ParadoxesLocation: Virtual
On 14 January 2021, we celebrate World Logic Day. In the city of Kurt Gödel, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the Vienna Circle, mathematical logic and its application to the sciences have a long and rich tradition. This January we celebrate Annual Vienna World Logic Day Lecture with Moshe Y. Vardi.
The ancient Greeks invented logic, as a tool to discover eternal truths. They also invented paradoxes, as a tool to sharpen the mind. In his Vienna World Logic Day Lecture Moshe Vardi not only addresses Greek paradoxes but also talks about the adverse consequences of technology in our modern day society.For more information, see https://www.eventbrite.at/e/vienna-world-logic-day-lecture-2022-tickets-238178988767.
12 January 2022, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Thorsten WißmannSpeaker: Thorsten WißmannLocation: Online (Zoom)
12 January 2022, LLAMA seminar, Thorsten WißmannSpeaker: Thorsten WißmannLocation: Online (via Zoom)For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-wissmann-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at t.kappe at uva.nl.
11 January 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Arthur BražinskasSpeaker: Arthur Bražinskas (University of Edinburgh)Title: Abstractive opinion summarizationLocation: Zoom
Opinion summarization is the automatic creation of text reflecting subjective information expressed in multiple documents, such as user reviews of a product. These short summaries can help users make better purchasing decisions by condensing useful information in hundreds or even thousands of reviews. However, due to the high cost of summary production, datasets large enough for supervised learning were absent until recently. This lead to a variety of extractive methods that construct summaries from review sentences. However, these methods often produce incoherent summaries with unimportant details. This presentation will focus on abstractive approaches that generate summaries using a free vocabulary and thus can yield more coherent texts. We will discuss summarizers trained in unsupervised, few-shot, and supervised regimes. These models combine principles of latent probabilistic models, variational inference, and reinforcement learning. In our unsupervised model (Copycat), we treat the product and review representations as latent continuous variables. At test time, we induce summarizing representations and map them to summarizing texts. In the supervised model (SelSum), we decompose the system into a selector (posterior) and summarizer. The selector treats reviews as latent categorical variables and selects a summary-relevant subset in training. Only the small subset is passed to the summarizer, which results in computational and memory savings. The system is trained end-to-end using variational inference and reinforcement learning. Finally, we fit another selector (prior) that selects subsets of informative reviews to summarize in test time.
11 January 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Iris van der GiessenSpeaker: Iris van der Giessen (Utrecht)Title: The form of proofs and structure of logicsLocation: Online
This talk is online, please contact the organizer to join.
Calls for Paper
3 - 5 November 2022, The Making of the Humanities X, Wyndham Hotel, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaLocation: Wyndham Hotel, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaDeadline: Sunday 15 May 2022
We are delighted to announce that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) together with the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) will organize the 10th Making of the Humanities conference, from 3 till 5 November 2022.
The conference site will be the Wyndham Hotel (Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center). More information on how to reserve a room with special conference rate will be posted in May 2022.
We welcome panels and papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations.
Abstracts of single papers (30 minutes including discussion) should contain the name of the speaker, full contact address (including email address), the title and a summary of the paper of maximally 250 words.
Panels last 1.5 to 2 hours and can consist of 3-4 papers and possibly a commentary on a coherent theme including discussion. Panel proposals should contain respectively the name of the chair, the names of the speakers and commentator, full contact addresses (including email addresses), the title of the panel, a short (150 words) description of the panel’s content and for each paper an abstract of maximally 250
words.For more information, see here or at http://www.historyofhumanities.org/2022/01/28/call-for-papers-and-panels-the-making-of-the-humanities-x-pittsburgh/.
19 - 21 October 2022, International Conference "Philosophical Perspectives on Sciences", Torun, PolandLocation: Torun, PolandDeadline: Saturday 30 April 2022
Our conference aims to address the role of hypothetical thinking in the formulation and development of scientific theories and models.Next year will mark the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus. We think that it would be highly pertinent to discuss how our understanding of the role of hypotheses has changed since his time. Is the use of hypotheses still viable in current science, or has it been superseded by other scientific concepts or methods? The aim of our conference is to contribute to the dialogue between scientists, historians of science, philosophers of science, and logicians interested in scientific methods of reasoning.
Keynote Speakers: Stephen Barr (University of Delaware, USA) Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) Niccolo Guicciardini (University of Milan, Italy) Paweł Kawalec (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland) Emily Sullivan (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) K. Brad Wray (Aarhus University, Denmark) Peter Vickers (Durham University, United Kingdom).
The conference welcomes formal and informal contributions on any aspects of hypothetical reasoning in science. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: - Historical Issues in Formulation of Hypotheses - Predictive and Explanatory Power of Hypotheses - Formal Aspects of Hypothetical Reasoning - New Trends Disrupting Hypothesis Driven Science,For more information, see https://ppshypothesis.umk.pl/.
12 - 14 October 2022, The First International Conference on Foundations, Applications, and Theory of Inductive Logic (FATIL2022), Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Friday 13 May 2022
Inductive reasoning is one of the most important reasoning techniques for humans and formalises the intuitive notion of 'reasoning from experience;. It has thus influenced both theoretical work on the formalisation of rational models of thought in Philosophy as well as practical applications in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and, in particular, Machine Learning. The First International Conference on Foundations, Applications, and Theory of Inductive Logic (FATIL2022) aims at bringing together experts from all fields concerned with inductive reasoning.
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites papers, which have to be in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style (template), in the following two categories: Full papers (12 pages max., including references, expected to report on new research that makes a substantial contribution to the field) and Extended abstracts (2 pages max., including references, can report on research in progress or other issues of interest).
All papers will be subject to blind peer review based on the standard criteria of relevance, significance of results, originality of ideas, soundness, and quality of the presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings via CEUR-WS, and will be presented at the conference. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution for a special issue to be published in the Journal of Applied Logics.For more information, see http://fatil2022.krportal.org/.
27 - 29 September 2022, 19th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC), Tbilisi, Georgia (Hybrid)Location: Tbilisi, Georgia (Hybrid)Deadline: Saturday 14 May 2022
The ICTAC conference series aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government to present research and exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of computing and the exploitation of theory through methods and tools for system development. ICTAC also aims to promote research cooperation between developing and industrial countries. ICTAC 2022 will be part of Computational Logic Autumn Summit (CLAS 2022).
The conference concerns all aspects of theoretical computer science, including, but not limited to: Languages and automata - Semantics of programming languages - Logic in computer science - Lambda calculus, type theory and category theory - Domain-specific languages - Theories of concurrency and mobility - Theories of distributed computing - Models of objects and components - Coordination models - Timed, hybrid, embedded and cyber-physical systems - Security and privacy - Static analysis - Probabilistic and statistical verification - Software verification - Software testing - Runtime verification - Program generation and transformation - Model checking and theorem proving - Applications and case studies - AI-enabled software development - Theory and methods of trustworthy AI.
We solicit submissions, related to the topics of ICTAC, in the following categories: original research contributions (16 pages max, excluding references); applications and experiences (16 pages max, excluding references); short papers, with original work in progress or with proposals of new ideas and emerging challenges (6 pages max, excluding references); and tool papers (6 pages max, excluding references).
All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere. Paper submission is done via EasyChair. Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer LNCS papers (see ), without modifications of margins and other space-saving measures. All accepted papers in categories A-D will appear in the proceedings of the conference that will be published as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.For more information, see https://viam.science.tsu.ge/clas2022/ictac/.
23 - 24 September 2022, 17th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks with Applications (LSFA22), Belo Horizonte, BrazilLocation: Belo Horizonte, BrazilDeadline: Monday 2 May 2022
Logical and semantic frameworks are formal languages used to represent logics, languages and systems. These frameworks provide foundations for the formal specification of systems and computational languages, supporting tool development and reasoning. The LSFA series' objective is to put together theoreticians and practitioners to promote new techniques and results, from the theoretical side, and feedback on the implementation and use of such techniques and results, from the practical side.
LSFA topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Automated deduction * Applications of logical and semantic frameworks * Computational and logical properties of semantic frameworks * Formal semantics of languages and systems * Implementation of logical and semantic frameworks * Lambda and combinatory calculi * Logical aspects of computational complexity * Logical frameworks * Process calculi * Proof theory * Semantic frameworks * Specification languages and meta-languages * Type theory.
Contributions should be written in English and submitted in full paper (with a maximum of 16 pages excluding references) or short papers (with a maximum of 6 pages excluding references). They must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. The papers should be prepared in LaTeX using the EPTCS style.For more information, see https://lsfa2022.dcc.ufmg.br/.
(New) 21 - 23 September 2022, 32nd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2022), Tbilisi (Georgia) & VirtualLocation: Tbilisi (Georgia) & VirtualDeadline: Monday 16 May 2022
The aim of the LOPSTR series is to stimulate and promote international research and collaboration on logic-based program development. LOPSTR is open to contributions in logic-based program development in any language paradigm. LOPSTR has a reputation for being a lively, friendly forum for presenting and discussing work in progress.
The 32nd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2022) will be held as a hybrid (blended) meeting, both in-person (at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University -TSU- in Tbilisi, Georgia) and virtual. LOPSTR 2022 will be co-located with PPDP 2022 as part of the Computational Logic Autumn Summit 2022.
Submissions can be made in two categories: Full Papers and Extended Abstracts. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions of Full Papers must describe original work, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings.
Topics of interest cover all aspects of logic-based program development, all stages of the software life cycle, and issues of both programming-in-the-small and programming-in-the-large. Both full papers and extended abstracts describing foundations and applications in these areas are welcome. Survey papers that present some aspects of the above topics from a new perspective and papers that describe experience with industrial applications are also welcome.
20 - 23 September 2022, 28th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2022), Iaşi, RomaniaLocation: Iaşi, RomaniaDeadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
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.
It is planned to have a special session with the exhibition of a one-hour documentary film "Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-shen Chern" (George Scisery, 2011) about a remarkable mathematician who is considered a father of modern differential geometry.
Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer. They must not exceed 12 pages, with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors.
19 - 24 September 2022, International School on Rewriting (ISR 2022), Tbilisi, GeorgiaLocation: Tbilisi, GeorgiaDeadline: Saturday 15 January 2022
Rewriting is a powerful model of computation that underlies much of declarative programming and is ubiquitous in mathematics, logic, theorem proving, verification, model-checking, compilation, biology, chemistry, physics, etc. The 13th International School on Rewriting, ISR 2022 will be part of Computational Logic Autumn Summit and is scheduled to be held September 19-24, 2022 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The school is aimed at Master and PhD students, researchers and practitioners interested in the use or the study of rewriting and its applications.
We invite proposals for courses in the Advanced Track. If you are interested in giving a lecture in the advanced track, send us a mail before December 15, 2022 with the following informations: - a title, - an abstract, - an outline of the lecture, - some bibliographical references, - an expected duration.
15 September 2022, Sixth Philosophy of Language and Mind Network Conference, WarszawaLocation: WarszawaDeadline: Saturday 30 April 2022
PLM is a European network of centers devoted to the Philosophy of Language and Mind. PLM was founded in 2010 and organizes international conferences, workshop and master classes taught by leading experts in the field (see www.illc.uva.nl/PLM/).
We invite abstract submissions for 40-minute talks (30 min + 10min discussion) in the areas of: philosophy of language (widely construed, including philosophical logic and philosophy of linguistics); and philosophy of mind (including philosophy of psychology and cognitive science).
Abstracts should contain original research that, at the time of submission, has neither been published nor accepted for publication. One person can submit at most one abstract as sole author and one abstract as co-author (or two co-authored abstracts). Some abstract may be accepted for poster presentation. Selected papers from four previous PLM conferences have been published in special issues of Synthese or Review of Philosophy and Psychology. A similar special issue with selected papers is intended for PLM6.
Abstracts should be anonymous, not more than two pages of A4 (1 inch margins, 11 Times Roman) and submitted as a pdf file via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=plm6). Submission opens 10 March 2022 and closes 30 April 2022. Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2022.
14 - 16 September 2022, Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2022), Cardiff, WalesLocation: Cardiff, WalesDeadline: Saturday 29 January 2022
The International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) is a regular forum for presentation and exchange of the latest research results concerning theory and applications of computational argumentation. This year the biennial COMMA event will be hosted by the School of Computer Science and Informatics of the Cardiff University. COMMA 2022 will be preceded by the fifth edition of the Summer School on Argumentation (SSA 2022). In addition to the main conference track, COMMA 2022 will include system demonstrations, as well as workshops devoted to specific argumentation-related themes.
We invite submission of original and unpublished work. Parallel submission to journals or other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not permitted.
The conference includes a Regular Track and an Innovative Applications Track. As to the latter, we encourage the submission of original papers about innovative applications, e.g., in law, medicine, e-democracy, risk assessment, intelligent user interfaces, recommender systems, argument mining etc. Innovative applications papers will be assessed in an equally rigorous reviewing procedure as regular track papers.
Reviewing is single-blinded. Paper submission, in PDF format, will be managed through EasyChair. The proceedings of the conference will be published by IOS Press as an open-access book. Authors should prepare their submission following the instructions given by IOS Press.The length of each submission for both Regular and Innovative Applications papers must not exceed 12 pages.
12 - 15 September 2022, Incontro AILA 2022, Caserta (Italy)Location: Caserta (Italy)Target audience: LogiciansCosts: FreeDeadline: Saturday 30 April 2022
The Italian Association for Logic and its Application (AILA) announces the “XXVII Incontro di Logica”, that will take place in Caserta (Italy) in September 2022. The meetings will feature plenary talks form leading international researchers, invited talks from the recipients of the AILA awards, and contributed talks. Contributions from researchers of any nationality are welcome.
The Programme Committee of Incontro AILA welcomes submissions of abstracts from any researcher in the world. A list of topics in the scope of the conference includes:
- category theory,
- computability theory,
- model theory,
- logic and computer science,
- logic and philosophy,
- non-classical logics,
- proof theory,
- set theory.
The abstracts must be maximum 2-page long, written in English using the Easychair style: https://easychair.org/publications/for_authors
Abstracts can be submitted through the Easychair website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aila20220
The deadline for submission is the 30th April 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before the 15th June 2022.
5 - 7 September 2022, PhDs in Logic XIII, Turin, ItalyLocation: Turin, ItalyTarget audience: master and graduate studentsCosts: the participation is free but the registration is compulsoryDeadline: Sunday 15 May 2022
PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organized by graduate students. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes contributions to various topics in mathematical logic, philosophical logic, logic in computer science and in linguistics. It usually involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research.
Registration deadline: 20/07/2022 (If you need a child-care, please let us know by email/contact-form within June 20th 2022).
PhD students, master students, and first-year postdocs in logic from disciplines that include, but are not limited to, linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy are invited to submit an extended abstract on their research.
Submission of an abstract is through the easychair platform; information and link for submission can be found at the following: https://www.phdsxiii.org/submissions. The submitted abstract must be in pdf format and it must be ready for blind review, therefore it should not contain any author's information. Abstracts must be no more than 1000 words long (not including references).
Abstract submission deadline for contributed talks: 30/04/2022.
4 - 11 September 2022, Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2022 (LATD 2022), Paestum, (Salerno, Italy)Location: Paestum, (Salerno, Italy)Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022
Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2022 (LATD 2022) will be held on 4-11 September 2022 in Paestum, (Salerno, Italy). The conference will be co-located with the kick off conference of the MOSAIC project “Modalities in Substructural Logic: Theory, Methods and Applications”.
The LATD conference series started as an official meeting of the working group on Mathematical Fuzzy Logic and has evolved into a wider meeting in Algebraic Logic and related areas. Its main goal is to foster collaboration between researchers in these areas, and to promote communication and cooperation with members of neighbouring fields.
Invited speakers: Bahareh Afshari (University of Amsterdam), Mamuka Jibladze (Razmadze Mathematical Institute), Matteo Mio (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon), Daniele Mundici (University of Florence), Sara Negri (University of Helsinki), Carles Noguera (Czech Academy of Sciences) and Alessandra Palmigiano (Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam).
We invite contributions on any relevant aspects of logical systems (including many valued, fuzzy, substructural, modal and quantum logics), in particular:
* Proof theory and computational complexity
* Algebraic semantics and abstract algebraic logic
* First-order, higher-order and modal formalisms
* Geometric and game-theoretic aspects
* Applications and foundational issues
Abstracts of contributed talks of 2-4 pages are to be prepared using the EasyChair class style.
31 August - 2 September 2022, 9th Conference on Machines, Computations and Universality (MCU 2022), Debrecen, HungaryLocation: Debrecen, HungaryDeadline: Sunday 8 May 2022
The International conference MCU series traces its roots back to the mid 90's, and has always been concerned with gaining a deeper understanding of computation and universality through the study of models of general purpose computation. The 9th edition of MCU will take place at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, it is co-located with DCFS 2022 and NCMA 2022. As long as travel conditions and the situation concerning the current humanitarian crisis in the neighboring Ukraine allow, the conference is planned to be on-site. If necessary, the possibility of both, in-person and online participation will be provided.
The scope of the conference topics includes, but is not limited to, computation in the setting of various discrete models (Turing machines, register machines, cellular automata, tile assembly systems, rewriting systems, molecular computing models, neural models...) and analog and hybrid models (BSS machines, infinite time cellular automata, real machines, quantum computing...) and the meaning and implantation of universality in these contexts. Particular emphasis is given towards search for frontiers between decidability and undecidability in the various models, search for the simplest universal models, computational complexity of predicting the evolution of computations in the various models. Parallel computing models and their connections to decidability, complexity and universality.
Submitted papers must describe work not previously published, and they must neither be accepted nor under review at a journal or at another conference with refereed proceedings. Authors are required to submit their manuscripts electronically in PDF using the LNCS style. Papers should not exceed 15 pages; full proofs may appear in a clearly marked technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. The submission process is managed by EasyChair.
A best paper and a best student paper will be selected by the program committee and announced during the conference. To be eligible for best student paper, except for at most one PhD adviser co-author, all co-authors and the person presenting the paper should at most have presented their PhD after September 1, 2021. A selection of papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science.
22 - 25 August 2022, 14th International Conference on Advances in Modal Logic (AiML 2022), Rennes, FranceLocation: Rennes, FranceDeadline: Monday 7 March 2022
Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. AiML 2022 will be co-located with the Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems and Strategic Reasoning (LAMAS&SR 2022).
We invite submissions on all aspects of modal logic. Papers on related subjects will also be considered. There will be two types of submissions for AiML 2022: (1) Full papers for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference, and (2) Short presentations intended for presentation at the conference but not for the published proceedings. Both types of papers should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair submission page which will be made available in due course. At least one author of each accepted paper or short presentation must register for and attend the conference.
15 - 16 August 2022, ESSLLI Workshop "End-to-End Compositional Models of Vector-Based Semantics"Location: Galway, IrelandDeadline: Monday 16 May 2022
This workshop focuses on end-to-end implementations of vector-based compositional architectures. This means not only the elementary word embeddings are obtained from data, but also the categories/types and their internal composition so that neural methods can then be applied to learn how the structure of syntactic derivations can be systematically mapped to operations on the data-driven word representations. For this last step, the workshop invites approaches that do not require the semantic operations to be linear maps since restricting the meaning algebra to finite dimensional vector spaces and linear maps means that vital information encoded in syntactic derivations may be lost in translation.
On the evaluation side, we welcome work on modern NLP tasks for evaluating sentence embeddings such as Natural Language Inference, sentence-level classification, and sentence disambiguation tasks. Special interest goes out to work that uses compositionality to investigate the syntactic sensitivity of large-scale language models.
The workshop welcomes but is not limited to contributions addressing the following topics:
- End-to-end models of compositional vector-based semantics
- Supervised and unsupervised models for wide-coverage supertagging and parsing
- Approaches to learning word/sentence representations
- Tasks and datasets requiring or benefiting from syntax
- Analysis of model performance on syntactically motivated tasks
- Multi-task learning/joint training of syntactic and semantic representations
- Using compositional methods to assess neural network behaviour
- Explainable models of sentence representation
12 August 2022, 36th International Workshop on Unification (UNIF 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Thursday 5 May 2022
UNIF 2022 is the 36th in a series of annual workshops on unification and related topics. Unification is concerned with the problem of identifying given (first- or higher-order) terms, either syntactically or modulo a theory. It is a fundamental technique that is employed in various areas of Computer Science and Mathematics. In particular, unification algorithms are key components in completion of term rewriting systems, resolution-based theorem proving, and logic programming. But unification is, for example, also investigated in the context of natural language processing, program analysis, types, modal logics, and in knowledge representation.
Just as its predecessors', the purpose of UNIF 2022 is to bring together researchers interested in unification theory and its applications, as well as closely related topics, such as matching (i.e., one-ided unification), anti-unification (i.e., the dual problem to unification), disunification (i.e., solving equations and inequations) and the admissibility problem (which generalizes unification in modal logics). It is a forum for presenting recent (even unfinished) work, and discuss new ideas and trends in this and related fields. UNIF 2022 is associated with IJCAR 2022 part of the Federated Logic Conference 2022.
Following the tradition of UNIF, we call for submissions of extended abstracts (5 pages) in EasyChair style. Abstracts will be evaluated by the Program Committee (if necessary with support from external reviewers) regarding their significance for the workshop. We also allow submission of work presented/submitted in/to another conference. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop and made available at the Web-page of UNIF 2022. Depending on the number and quality of submissions a special issue in AMAI or MSCS is envisioned.For more information, see http://www.cs.cas.cz/unif-2022/.
11 - 12 August 2022, 8th Workshop on Practical Aspects of Automated Reasoning (PAAR 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Tuesday 19 April 2022
The automation of logical reasoning is a challenge that has been studied intensively in fields including mathematics, philosophy, and computer science. PAAR is the workshop on turning this theory into practice: how can automated reasoning tools be built that work and are useful in applications. PAAR covers all aspects of this challenge: which theories, logics, or fragments are well-behaved in practice, and connect well to application domains? which reasoning tasks are tractable and useful? which algorithms are able to solve real-world instances? how should automated reasoning tools be designed, implemented, tested, and evaluated? The goal of PAAR is to bring together theoreticians, tool developers, and users, to concentrate on the practical aspects of automated reasoning.
PAAR 2022 will be co-located with FLoC/IJCAR 2022 and host the meeting of the working group on Automated Theorem Provers of the EuroProofNet COST action.
The workshop welcomes high-quality contributions of any kind, including new research results, presentation of work in progress, presentation of Researchers interested in participating are invited to submit either an extended abstract (up to 8 pages) or a regular paper (up to 15 pages), excluding references, via EasyChair. Short submissions that could stimulate fruitful discussion at the workshop are particularly welcome. Submissions should be prepared in LaTeX using the EasyChair proceedings style. Topics: automated reasoning, implementation, tools.For more information, see https://paar2022.github.io/.
11 August 2022, 11th International Workshop on Theorem-Proving Components for Educational Software (ThEdu'22), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Monday 9 May 2022
Computer Theorem Proving is becoming a paradigm as well as a technological base for a new generation of educational software in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The workshop brings together experts in automated deduction with experts in education in order to further clarify the shape of the new software generation and to discuss existing systems.
ThEdu'22 will be a satellite workshop of FLoC 2022. Invited Speakers: Thierry Dana-Picard, Yoni Zohar.
We welcome submission of extended abstracts and demonstration proposals presenting original unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere. All accepted extended abstracts and demonstrations will be presented at the workshop. The extended abstracts will be made available online. Extended abstracts and demonstration proposals should be 5 pages (+|-1) in length and are to be submitted in PDF format. At least one of the authors of each accepted extended abstract/demonstration proposal is expected to attend ThEdu'22 and presents their extended abstract/demonstration.
Topics of interest include:
- methods of automated deduction applied to checking students' input;
- methods of automated deduction applied to prove post-conditions for particular problem solutions;
- combinations of deductive and computerized enabling systems to propose next steps;
- automated provers specific for dynamic geometry systems;
- proofs and proving in mathematics education.For more information, see https://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu/ThEdu22.
11 August 2022, 4th Workshop on Interpolation: From Proofs to Applications (iPRA), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
Starting from Craig's interpolation theorem for first-order logic, the existence and computation of interpolants became an active research area, with applications in different fields, notably in verification, databases, and knowledge representation. There are challenging theoretical and practical questions, for model-theoretic as well as proof-theoretic approaches. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on interpolation and its various applications, based on different approaches, increasing the awareness of the automated reasoning community for challenging open problems related to interpolation.
iPRA 2022 is a workshop at the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2022. The workshop will include invited talks, invited tutorials (speakers to be announced), and contributed talks.
For the contributed talks, we solicit submissions in the form of abstracts. The authors of accepted abstracts are required to present their work at the workshop. A book of abstracts will be published online in advance of the event. We encourage submissions presenting work in progress, tools under development, as well as research of PhD students, such that the workshop can become a forum for active dialog. Presentations of recently published papers are also allowed and encouraged, but please indicate on your submission where the paper was published/presented.
Abstracts (at most one page, excluding references) or extended abstracts (at most 5 pages, excluding references) have to be submitted by the submission deadline. Submissions should be written in English, and preferably formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).For more information, see https://ipra-2022.bitbucket.io/.
11 - 12 August 2022, 20th International Workshop on Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Sunday 15 May 2022
SMT 2022 is the 20th International Workshop on Satisfiability Modulo Theories. It is affiliated with IJCAR 2022, part of FLoC2022, and will be held on August 11th-12th, 2022, in Haifa, Israel.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and users of SMT tools and techniques. Relevant topics include but are not limited to: * Decision procedures and theories of interest * Combinations of decision procedures * Novel implementation techniques * Benchmarks and evaluation methodologies * Applications and case studies * Theoretical results.
Three categories of submissions are invited:
1. Extended abstracts: given the informal style of the workshop, we strongly encourage the submission of preliminary reports of work in progress.
2. Original papers: contain original research (simultaneous submissions are not allowed) and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the submission.
3. Presentation-only papers: describe work recently published or submitted and will not be included in the proceedings.
Papers on pragmatic aspects of implementing and using SMT tools, as well as novel applications of SMT, are especially encouraged. In addition, to celebrate the 20th edition of the workshop, we challenge the community to submit high-impact work!For more information, see http://smt-workshop.cs.uiowa.edu/2022/.
8 - 19 August 2022, 33rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022), Galway, IrelandLocation: Galway, IrelandDeadline: Tuesday 15 June 2021
Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, where the school will be virtual, it runs in a different European country each year. It takes place over two weeks in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both introductory and advanced levels, and attracts around 400 participants from all over the world.
The main focus of ESSLLI is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited evening lectures.
Registration is now open. Early registration is available until the 31st of May 2022.
Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2022 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computer Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.
Course proposals should fall under one of the categories Foundational Courses, Introductory Courses, Advanced Courses or Workshops. 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, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one.
8 - 19 August 2022, ESSLLI 2022 Student Session, Galway (Ireland)Location: Galway (Ireland)Target audience: Students in the areas of logic, language and computationDeadline: Monday 11 April 2022
The European Summer School of Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022) will feature a Student Session where students can present their work.
We invite students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation to submit papers (of 4 or 8 pages) to the ESSLLI 2022 Student Session. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience. We also welcome smaller research projects and work in progress. Selected papers have regularly been appearing in the Student Session proceedings published by Springer.For more information, see https://2022.esslli.eu/courses-wokshops-accepted/student-session.html or contact Dean McHugh at d.m.mchugh at uva.nl.
8 - 18 August 2022, Natural Logic Meets Machine Leaning III (NALOMA22), Galway (Ireland) and VirtualLocation: Galway (Ireland) and VirtualDeadline: Friday 15 April 2022
After the successful completion of NALOMAâ20 and NALOMAâ21, NALOMA'22 seeks to continue the series and attract exciting contributions. Particularly, this year NALOMA expands its focus to the whole field of Natural Language Understanding (NLU) . The workshop aims to bridge the gap between ML/DL and symbolic/logic-based approaches to NLU and lay a focus on hybrid approaches.
This workshop invites submissions on any (theoretical or computational) aspect of hybrid methods in any subfield of NLU, including but not limited to NLI, QA, Sentiment Analysis, Dialog, Machine Translation, Summarization, etc.
We invite two types of submission. Archival (long or short) papers should report on complete, original and unpublished research, and will be published in the workshop proceedings and appear in the ACL anthology. Extended abstracts may report on work in progress or work that was recently published/accepted at a different venue, and will not be included in the workshop proceedings (thus unpublished work will retain the status and can be submitted to another venue). Both accepted papers and extended abstracts are expected to be presented at the workshop.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/naloma22/.
7 - 12 August 2022, The 11th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Friday 11 February 2022
IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. It is the merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems), ITP (International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods). IJCAR 2022 will be part of the Eighth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022).
IJCAR 2022 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated or interactive reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome: Regular papers describing solid new research results (up to 16 pages), and .System description papers describing implementations of systems, reporting on novel features and experiments with implemented systems (up to 7 pages). Both types of papers must be formatted using the Springer LNCS styles and submitted in PDF via EasyChair.
7 - 10 August 2022, 35th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Saturday 23 April 2022
The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum in which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences. The 35th edition will be held in Haifa, Israel, between August 7th and 10th 2022. It will be co-located with a number of events as part of FLoC 2022 (including KR & NMR 2022).
Invited speakers: Aarti GUPTA, Princeton University, NJ, US (FLoC Plenary); Ziyad HANNA, Jasper Design Automation, Israel (FLoC Keynote); Pierre MARQUIS, CRIL-CNRS/Université d'Artois, Lens, France (Joint DL/NMR keynote); Sebastian RUDOLPH, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; Renate A. SCHMIDT, University of Manchester, UK.
We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, including, but not limited to:
• Foundations of description logics;
• Extensions of description logics;
• Integration of description logics with other formalisms;
• Applications and use areas of description logics;
• Systems and tools of all kinds around description logics.
Submissions may be of two types: A – Regular papers of up to 11 pages (excluding references); B – Extended abstracts of 2–4 pages (excluding references). DL reviewing is single-blind by default, double-blind on request.
The proceedings will be submitted to CEUR-WS.org for online publication. Accepted submissions of both types will be selected for either oral or poster presentation at the workshop based on their content, regardless of the type of submission.For more information, see http://dl.kr.org/dl2022.
7 - 9 August 2022, 20th International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Wednesday 27 April 2022
NMR is the premier forum for results in the area of nonmonotonic reasoning. Its aim is to bring together active researchers in this broad field within knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR), including belief revision, uncertain reasoning, reasoning about actions, planning, logic programming, preferences, deontic reasoning, argumentation, causality, and many other related topics including systems and applications.
NMR 2022 is part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022). As in previous editions, NMR 2022 aims to foster connections between the different subareas of nonmonotonic reasoning and provide a forum for emerging topics. Workshop activities will include invited talks and presentations of technical papers. The workshop will be structured by topical sessions fitting to the scopes of accepted papers.
Papers should be at most 10 pages in KR style including references, figures, and appendices, if any. Papers must be submitted via Easychair in PDF only. We especially invite papers on systems and applications, as well as position papers and papers addressing benchmark issues. Papers already published or accepted for publication at other conferences are also welcome, provided that the original publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first page and the submission at NMR falls within the authors; rights. In the same vein, papers under review for other conferences can be submitted with a similar indication on their front page.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/nmr2022/.
2 - 5 August 2022, Seventh International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Tuesday 8 February 2022
FSCD covers all aspects of formal structures for computation and deduction from theoretical foundations to applications. Building on two communities, RTA (Rewriting Techniques and Applications) and TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications), FSCD embraces their core topics and broadens their scope to closely related areas in logics, models of computation, semantics and verification in new challenging areas.
Submissions must be formatted using the LIPIcs style files. Submissions can be made in two categories. Regular research papers are limited to 15 pages, excluding references and appendices. They must present original research which is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. System descriptions are limited to 15 pages, excluding references. They must present new software tools, or significantly new versions of such tools, in which FSCD topics play an important role. An archive of the code with instructions on how to install and run the tool must be submitted. In addition, a webpage where the system can be experimented with should be provided.
The suggested, but not exclusive, list of topics for submission is:
2. Methods in Computation and Deduction
4. Algorithmic Analysis and Transformations of Formal Systems
5. Tools and Applications
6. Semantics and Verification in new challenging areasFor more information, see https://fscd2022.github.io/.
2 - 5 August 2022, 2022 Competitive Evaluation of QBF Solvers (QBFEVAL'22), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Friday 25 March 2022
QBFEVAL'22 is the 2022 competitive evaluation of QBF solvers, and the fifteenth event aimed to assess the performance of QBF solvers. QBFEVAL'22 awards solvers that stand out as being particularly effective on specific categories of QBF instances. This will be a joint event with the 25th Int. Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT, affiliated with FLoC 2022).
We warmly encourage developers of QBF solvers to submit their work, even at early stages of development, as long as it fulfills some very simple requirements. We also welcome the submission of QBF formulas to be used for the evaluation. Researchers thinking about using QBF-based techniques in their area (e.g., formal verification, planning, knowledge representation & reasoning) are invited to contribute to the evaluation by submitting QBF instances of their research problems (see the requirements for instances). The results of the evaluation will be a good indicator of the current feasibility of QBF-based approaches and a stimulus for people working on QBF solvers to further enhance their tools.
31 July - 12 August 2022, The Eighth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Monday 27 September 2021
The Eighth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022) will host the following ten conferences and affiliated workshops:
- FSCD (7th International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction)
- ITP (13th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving)
- IJCAR (International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning)
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics in the field of computer science, related to logic in the broad sense. Each workshop proposal must indicate one affiliated conference of FLoC 2022.
Each proposal should consist of an organisational part, and a short scientific justification of the proposed topic, its significance, and the particular benefits of the workshop to the community, as well as a list of previous or related workshops (if relevant). It is strongly suggested that prospective workshop organizers contact the relevant conference workshop chair before submitting a proposal.
31 July - 8 August 2022, 38th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Friday 14 January 2022
Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international event for presenting research in logic programming. Besides the main track, ICLP 2022 will host additional tracks and special sessions:
- Applications Track
- Recently Published Research Track
- Doctoral Consortium (DC) and Mentoring Sessions
- Tutorials and Co-located Workshops.
ILCP 2022 will be part of FLOC 2022.
Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming, including but not restricted to Foundations, Languages issues, Programming support, Implementation, Related Paradigms and Synergies, and Applications.
All papers submitted for the Main Track or the Application Track must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. These restrictions do not apply to previously accepted workshop papers with a limited audience and/or without archival proceedings. Regular papers (14 pages) will be published in Theory and Practice of Logic Programming Journal (TPLP), while Short papers (7 pages) will be published in the Technical Communication Proceeding (TC) published by Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). Submissions for the Recently Published Research Track should be Extended abstract (2 or 3 pages) describing previously published research (from January 2020 onwards) in selective journals and conferences, but that have not been previously presented at ICLP.
31 July - 12 August 2022, 19th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation & Reasoning (KR 2022), Haifa (Israel) & VirtualLocation: Haifa (Israel) & VirtualDeadline: Wednesday 2 February 2022
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR) is a well-established and lively field of research. In KR a fundamental assumption is that an agent's knowledge is explicitly represented in a declarative form, suitable for processing by dedicated reasoning engines. This assumption, that much of what an agent deals with is knowledge-based, is common in many modern intelligent systems. Consequently, KR has contributed to the theory and practice of various areas in AI, including automated planning and natural language understanding, and to fields beyond AI, including databases, verification, software engineering, and robotics. In recent years, KR has contributed also to new and emerging fields, including the semantic web, computational biology, cyber security, and the development of software agents.
The KR conference series is the leading forum for timely in-depth presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the representation and computational management of knowledge. The KR2022 program will also feature workshops and tutorials, solicited by means of an open call, as well as a doctoral consortium. In addition to the main conference track, KR2022 will host the following tracks and sessions: - Applications and Systems Track - Recently Published Research Track - Special Session on KR and Machine Learning - Special Session on KR and Robotics. KR 2022 will be held as part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022) in Haifa, Israel, from July 31 to August 12, 2022. The KR-affiliated FLoC tutorials and workshops will take place directly before KR, on July 31-August 1. All events that are part of FLoC are currently planned to take place physically, but people can participate remotely in cases where travel is impossible.
We solicit papers presenting novel results on the principles of KR that clearly contribute to the formal foundations of relevant problems or show the applicability of results to implemented or implementable systems. We also welcome papers from other areas that show clear use of, or contributions to, the principles or practice of KR. We also encourage "reports from the field" of applications, experiments, developments, and tests.
All submissions must be written in English and formatted using the style files provided on the KR'22 website. Papers must be submitted in PDF format, through the EasyChair conference system. For the main conference track and additional tracks/sessions (except for the Recently Published Research track), we invite Full papers of up to 9 pages (including abstract, figures, and appendices (if any), but excluding references and acknowledgements) and Short papers of up to 4 pages (excluding references and acknowledgements). Both full and short papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. These restrictions do not apply to previously accepted workshop papers with a limited audience and/or without archival proceedings, and to papers uploaded at public repositories (e.g., arXiv).
The Recently Published Research track, workshops, tutorials, special sessions and the doctoral consortium have different submission guidelines and different submission and notification dates, which are or will be listed on the conference website.
31 July - 1 August 2022, Workshop "Connections between Epistemic Logic and Topology" (CELT2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Monday 14 February 2022
The link between epistemic logic and topology has its roots, on the one hand, in the topological semantics of modal logic, and on the other hand, in the intimate relations between topology and concurrency, and between topology and distributed computing. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of new work in this area, from the development of more expressive logics capable of capturing fine topological structure, to the leveraging of topological tools to represent concepts such as observations, questions, and dependence relations, and encoding deep connections with distributed computing. The richness of this area has spawned a thriving, interdisciplinary research program with applications in learning theory, network epistemology, public and private communication, inquisitive semantics, philosophy of science, and knowledge representation in distributed computing, among others.
This workshop aims at bringing together scholars working on various ways of connecting logic and topology to showcase a variety of recent developments and applications in the area, and to foster new research collaborations.
The workshop will take place as a part of FLoC 2022—the Federated Logic Conference— in Haifa, Israel, affiliated with LICS. Our workshop will be held in the 2-day, pre-FLoC workshop block (July 31st - August 1st).
We invite submissions for presentations. To apply, please submit an extended abstract of up to 3 pages (excluding bibliography) in PDF format. Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=celt2022.
Abstract submission deadline: February 14th, 2022.
31 July 2022, 15th Workshop on Answer Set Programming & Other Computing Paradigms (ASPOCP 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Tuesday 26 April 2022
Since its introduction in the late 1980s, Answer Set Programming (ASP) has been widely applied to various knowledge-intensive tasks and combinatorial search problems. The relationship of ASP to other computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified Boolean formulas (QBF), Constraint Logic Programming (CLP), first-order logic (FOL), and FO(ID) is the subject of active research. Furthermore, the practical applications of ASP also foster work on multi-paradigm problem-solving, and in particular language and solver integration. A large body of general results regarding ASP is available and several efficient ASP solvers have been implemented. However, there are still significant challenges in applying ASP to real life applications, and more interest in relating ASP to other computing paradigms is emerging. This workshop, affiliated with FLOC 2022, will provide opportunities for researchers to identify these challenges and to exchange ideas for overcoming them.
The workshop invites two types of submissions: - original papers describing original research. - non-original paper already published on formal proceedings or journals. Original papers must not exceed 13 pages (excluding references) and must be formatted using the 1-column CEURART style. Authors are requested to clearly specify whether their submission is original or not with a footnote on the first page. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in PDF via the EasyChair system.
31 July 2022, 3rd Workshop on Explainable Logic-Based Knowledge Representation (XLoKR 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Monday 2 May 2022
The problem of explaining why a consequence does or does not follow from a given set of axioms has been considered for full first-order theorem proving since at least 40 years, but there usually with mathematicians as users in mind. In knowledge representation and reasoning, efforts in this direction are more recent, and were usually restricted to sub-areas of KR such as AI planning and description logics. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different sub-areas of KR and automated deduction that are working on explainability in their respective fields, with the goal of exchanging experiences and approaches. The workshop will be co-located with KR 2022 at FLoC 2022.
We invite extended abstracts of 2-5 pages on topics related to explanation in logic-based KR. The papers should be formatted in Springer LNCS Style and can be submitted via EasyChair. Since the workshop will only have informal proceedings and the main purpose is to exchange results, we welcome not only papers covering unpublished results, but also previous publications that fall within the scope of the workshop.
A non-exhaustive list of areas to be covered by the workshop are the following: * AI planning * Answer set programming * Argumentation frameworks * Automated reasoning * Causal reasoning * Constraint programming * Description logics * Non-monotonic reasoning * Probabilistic representation and reasoning.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/xlokr2022.
31 July 2022, 2nd Workshop on Machine Ethics and Explainability-The Role of Logic Programming (MEandE-LP 2022), Haifa, Israel (Virtual)Location: Haifa, Israel (Virtual)Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in all aspects of machine ethics and explainability, including theoretical work, system implementations, and applications. The co-location of this workshop with ICLP is intended also to encourage more collaboration with researchers from different fields of logic programming.This workshop provides a forum to facilitate discussions regarding these topics and a productive exchange of ideas.
Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
- New approaches to programming machine ethics;
- New approaches to explainability of blackbox models;
- Evaluation and comparison of existing approaches;
- Approaches to verification of ethical behavior;
- Logic programming applications in machine ethics;
- Integrating logic programing with methods for machine ethics;
- Integrating logic programing with methods for explainability.
The workshop invites two types of submissions:
- original papers describing original research
- non-original paper already published on formal proceedings or journals.
Original papers must be formatted using the Springer LNCS style. Regular papers must not exceed 14 pages (including references).For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/meande-lp2022/.
31 July 2022, Workshop "Advances in Separation Logics" (ASL 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
The past two decades have witnessed important progress in static analysis and verification of code with low-level pointer and heap manipulations, mainly due to the development of Separation Logic (SL). SL is a resource logic, a dialect of the logic of Bunched Implications (BI) designed to describe models of the heap memory and the mutations that occur in the heap as the result of low-level pointer updates. The success of SL in program analysis is due to the support for local reasoning, namely the ability of describing only the resource(s) being modified, instead of the entire state of the system. This enables the design of compositional analyses that synthesize specifications of the behavior of small parts of the program before combining such local specifications into global verification conditions. Another interesting line of work consists in finding alternatives to the underlying semantic domain of SL, namely heaps with aggregative composition, in order to address other fields in computing, such as self-adapting distributed networks, blockchain and population protocols, social networks or biological systems.
ASL 2022 is a workshop affiliated to IJCAR 2022 at FLOC 2022. Keynote Speakers: Philippa Gardner (Imperial College London) and Ralf Jung (MIT CSAIL).
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. We consider short papers up to 8 pages and regular papers between 9 and 15 pages (LNCS style, references excluded) on topics including: * decision procedures for SL and other resource logics, * computational complexity of decision problems such as satisfiability, entailment and abduction for SL and other resource logics, * axiomatisations and proof systems for automated or interactive theorem proving for SL and other resource logics, * verification conditions for real-life interprocedural and concurrent programs, using SL and other resource logics, * alternative semantics and computation models based on the notion of resource, * application of separation and resource logics to different fields, such as sociology and biology.For more information, see https://asl-workshop.github.io/asl22/.
31 July 2022, The Third Workshop on Epistemic Extensions of Logic Programming (EELP 2022), Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
Several successful logic programming languages, evidenced by the availability of a multitude of solvers, industrial applications, and an active research community, have been proposed in the literature. Researchers have long recognized the need for epistemic operators in these languages. This led to a flurry of research on this topic, and renewed interest in recent years. A central question is that of the definition of a rigorous and intuitive semantics for such epistemic operators, which is still subject of ongoing research. Notions of equivalence, structural properties, and the inter-relationships between logic programming languages and established logics are all subjects being actively investigated. Another important topic is that of practical solvers to compute answers to logic programs that contain epistemic operators. Several solvers are actively developed, building on established solvers, or using rewriting-based approaches. For practical applications, additional language features are actively explored in order to be able to apply epistemic extensions of logic programming langauges to practical problems. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate discussions regarding these topics and a productive exchange of ideas.
This workshop is part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2022, to take place in Haifa, Israel.
We welcome two categories of submissions: Full Papers, that is, original, unpublished research (at most 15 pages), and Extended Abstracts of already published research (at most 2 pages). All submissions should be in the Springer LNCS format. Paper submission will be handled electronically by means of the Easychair system. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Submissions to other conferences and journals both in parallel and subsequent to EELP 2022 are allowed.
31 July - 1 August 2022, FLoC Workshop on Proof Complexity, Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
Proof complexity is the study of the complexity of theorem proving procedures. The central question in proof complexity is: given a theorem F (e.g. a propositional tautology) and a proof system P (i.e., a formalism usually comprised of axioms and rules), what is the size of the smallest proof of F in the system P? Moreover, how difficult is it to construct a small proof? Many ingenious techniques have been developed to try to answer these questions, which bare tight relations to intricate theoretical open problems from computational complexity (such as the celebrated P vs. NP problem), mathematical logic (e.g. separating theories of Bounded Arithmetic) as well as to practical problems in SAT/QBF solving.
The workshop will be part of FLoC and will be affiliated with the conference SAT'22.
We welcome 1-2-page abstracts presenting (finished, ongoing, or if clearly stated even recently published) work on proof complexity. Particular topics of interest are * Proof Complexity * Bounded Arithmetic * Relations to SAT/QBF solving * Relations to Computational Complexity. The abstracts will appear in electronic pre-proceedings that will be distributed at the meeting.
Abstracts (at most 2 pages, in LNCS style) are to be submitted electronically in PDF via EasyChair. Accepted communications must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.For more information, see https://floc-pc-workshop.gitlab.io/.
31 July - 1 August 2022, VardiFest: "On the Not So Unusual Effectiveness of Logic", Haifa, IsraelLocation: Haifa, IsraelDeadline: Sunday 15 May 2022
The VardiFest titled "On the Not So Unusual Effectiveness of Logic" is a FLoC-22 workshop in honor of Moshe Vardi and is intended to celebrate Moshe Vardi's pioneering contributions that has enhanced logic's centrality in Computer science.
The workshop will be organized ala Highlights conference style: i.e., composed of short talks and invited talks.
This is a call for short talks (expected to be ~12 minutes). The proposal should be at most one page PDF in Easychair class style. We will try to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Given the depth and breadth of Vardi's contributions that span across multiple fields of computer science and society at large, there is no definite list of topics of interest. We encouraged you to present a proposal for a talk that would be of interest to Vardi be it published or not, technical or non-technical, retrospective or crystal-ball gazing.
While we will give preference to in-person presentations, we will reserve a limited number of slots for remote presentations.For more information, see https://vardifest.github.io/.
20 - 22 July 2022, Fourteenth Conference on Logic and the Foundations of Game and Decision Theory (LOFT 2022), University of GroningenLocation: University of GroningenDeadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022
This is the 14th in a series of bi-annual conferences on the applications of logical methods to foundational issues in the theory of individual and interactive decision-making. Preference is given to papers which bring together the work and problems of several fields, such as game and decision theory, logic, computer science and artificial intelligence, philosophy, cognitive psychology, mathematics and mind sciences.
The three-day conference will give opportunity for paper presentations and discussions. Potential contributors should submit an extended abstract of approximately 5 - 10 pages in PDF format. Preference is given to papers which bring together the work and problems of several fields, such as game and decision theory, logic, computer science and artificial intelligence, philosophy, cognitive psychology, mathematics and mind sciences. Papers that have appeared in print, or are likely to appear in print before the conference, should not be submitted for presentation at LOFT.
18 - 20 July 2022, Trends in Logic XXIILocation: Cagliari, ItalyDeadline: Friday 4 February 2022
The 22nd Trends in Logic workshop, entitled "Strong & Weak Kleene Logics", will take place at the University of Cagliari (Cagliari, Italy) from 18–20 July 2022. It is organized by the ALOPHIS research group of the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Philosophy.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on various facets of logics related to the strong and weak Kleene systems, be they algebraic, proof-theoretic, or philosophical. The workshop will be held in a hybrid format, with in-person as well as online sessions. The workshop will be followed by another event on neighbouring topics, the second installment of Workshop on Relating Logics from July 22--23.
Submissions of extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, not counting the bibliography). ae solicited. The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Proof theory and algebraic semantics, for Strong Kleene logic, The Logic of Paradox, Bochvar's logic, and Paraconsistent Weak Kleene logic.
- Kleene lattices and their expansions (e.g., MV-algebras)
- Płonka sums and regular varieties
- Left & right variable inclusion logics
- Non-Tarskian relatives of Kleene logics
- Philosophical applications
- CS applications
Full versions of selected papers will be published in a special issue of Studia Logica after an open call for papers.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/trendsinlogic2022cagliari or contact trendsinlogic2022cagliari at gmail.com.
18 - 22 July 2022, 5th Annual International Conference on Applied Category Theory (ACT2022), Glasgow, ScotlandLocation: Glasgow, ScotlandDeadline: Monday 9 May 2022
Applied category theory is important to a growing community of researchers who study computer science, logic, type theory, engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, social science, linguistics and other subjects using category-theoretic tools. The background and experience of our members is as varied as the systems being studied. The goal of the Applied Category Theory conference series is to bring researchers together, strengthen the applied category theory community, disseminate the latest results, and facilitate further development of the field.
We hope to run the conference as a hybrid event with talks recorded or streamed for remote participation. However, due to the state of the pandemic, the possibility of in-person attendance is not yet confirmed. Please be mindful of changing conditions when booking travel or hotel accommodations.
We accept submissions in English of original research papers, talks about work accepted/submitted/published elsewhere, and demonstrations of relevant software. Accepted original research papers will be published in a proceedings volume. The keynote addresses will be chosen from the accepted papers. The conference will include an industry showcase event and community meeting. We particularly encourage people from underrepresented groups to submit their work and the organizers are committed to non-discrimination, equity, and inclusion.
1. Extended Abstracts should be submitted describing the contribution and providing a basis for determining the topics and quality of the anticipated presentation (1-2 pages).
2. Conference Papers should present original, high-quality work in the style of a computer science conference paper (up to 14 pages, not counting the bibliography; detailed proofs may be included in an appendix for the convenience of the reviewers).
3. Software Demonstrations should be submitted in the format of an Extended Abstract (1-2 pages) giving the program committee enough information to assess the content of the demonstration.For more information, see https://msp.cis.strath.ac.uk/act2022/.
11 - 15 July 2022, 19th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU 2022), Milan, ItalyLocation: Milan, ItalyDeadline: Friday 14 January 2022
The IPMU Conference is organized every two years since 1986 with the focus of bringing together scientists working on methods for the management of uncertainty and aggregation. It also provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners in these and related areas.
The conference includes keynote talks by Tomaso A. Poggio, César A. Hidalgo and Marianne Huchard, and various special sessions including one on 'Mathematical Fuzzy Logics: Modalities, Quantifiers and Uncertainty'.
IPMU’2022 seeks original research contributions of a theoretical and methodological nature as well as application-oriented contributions. Leading researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their papers to the conference.
11 - 15 July 2022, 17th Conference on Computability in Europe (CiE 2022): Revolutions and revelations in computability, Swansea, WalesLocation: Swansea, WalesDeadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
CiE 2022 is the 18th 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.
The CiE conferences serve as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects of computability, foundations of computer science, logic, and theoretical computer science, as well as the interplay of these areas with practical issues in computer science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics, philosophy, or physics. CiE 2022 is planned as an on-site conference with online elements.
The Program Committee cordially invites all researchers, European and non-European, to submit their papers in all areas related to the conference topics for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings of CiE 2022. Papers must be submitted in PDF format, using the LNCS style and must have a maximum of 12 pages, including references but excluding a possible appendix in which one can include proofs and other additional material. Papers building bridges between different parts of the research community are particularly welcome. Deadline: January 28, 2022.
Continuing the tradition of past CiE conferences, we invite researchers to present informal presentations of their recent work. A proposal for an informal presentation must be submitted via EasyChair, using the LNCS style file (available at https:// www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines), and be 1 page long; a brief description of the results suffices and an abstract is not required. Results presented as informal presentations at CiE 2022 may appear or may have appeared in other conferences with formal proceedings and/or in journals. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for informal presentations is May 10, 2022.
6 - 10 July 2022, 13th Panhellenic Logic Symposium (PLS13), Volos (Greece)Location: Volos (Greece)Deadline: Wednesday 31 March 2021
The Panhellenic Logic Symposium is a biennial scientific event that was established in 1997. It 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, the PLS 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.
PLS13 will have a Poster and Mentoring Session.
The Scientific Committee cordially invites all researchers in the areas of the conference to submit their papers for presentation at PLS13. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): Computability Theory, History and Philosophy of Logic, Logic in Computer Science, Model Theory, Nonclassical and Modal Logics, Proof Theory and Set Theory. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the symposium, who will make final decisions on acceptance.
Graduate students and young researchers are invited to submit a short abstract on work in progress that may not be ready for a regular contributed talk. Those accepted will be able to present their work in poster form in a special poster session. The session will also feature a mentoring component whereby senior researchers will discuss the posters and provide feedback to student participants.
Please note that there was a previous CFP in 2021. The accepted papers of the 2021 edition, along with some video presentations, appear on the event's webpage.
4 July 2022, LearnAut 2022: Learning & Automata, Virtual and Paris, FranceLocation: Virtual and Paris, FranceDeadline: Thursday 31 March 2022
Learning models defining recursive computations, like automata and formal grammars, are the core of the field called Grammatical Inference (GI). The expressive power of these models and the complexity of the associated computational problems are major research topics within mathematical logic and computer science. Historically, there has been little interaction between the GI and ICALP communities, though recently some important results started to bridge the gap between both worlds, including applications of learning to formal verification and model checking, and (co-)algebraic formulations of automata and grammar learning algorithms. The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts on logic who could benefit from grammatical inference tools, and researchers in grammatical inference who could find in logic and verification new fruitful applications for their methods.
We invite submissions of recent work, including preliminary research, related to the theme of the workshop. The Program Committee will select a subset of the abstracts for oral presentation. At least one author of each accepted abstract is expected to represent it at the workshop (in person, or virtually). Note that accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website but will not be part of formal proceedings (i.e., LearnAut is a non-archival workshop). Submissions in the form of extended abstracts must be at most 8 single-column pages long at most (plus at most four for bibliography and possible appendixes) and must be submitted in the JMLR/PMLR format. We do accept submissions of work recently published or currently under review.For more information, see https://learnaut22.github.io.
28 June - 1 July 2022, 10th Conference on Highlights of Logic, Games, & Automata (HIGHLIGHTS 2022), Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, FranceDeadline: Friday 18 March 2022
HIGHLIGHTS 2022 is the tenth conference on Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata. It aims at integrating the community working in these fields. Papers from these areas are dispersed across many conferences, which makes them difficult to follow. A visit to the Highlights conference should offer a wide picture of the latest research in the field and a chance to meet everybody in the community, not just those who happen to publish in one particular proceedings volume.
Representative areas include, but are not restricted to: algorithmic model theory, automata theory, databases, game for logic and verification, logic, and verification. Invited talks: Dexter Kozen (USA), Marta Kwiatkowska (UK), Markus Lohrey (Germany) and Tatiana Starikovskaya (France). Tutorials: S. Akshay (India) and Dana Fisman (Israel).
We encourage you to attend and present your best work, be it already published or not, at the Highlights conference. Submissions should take the form of a short abstract describing the content of the presentation and its interest. It should serve as a proposal for a presentation. Hence, submissions should have a single author â the speaker. They can concern any recently published, to be published, or ongoing work of the speaker. We expect you to present your favourite result of the year, so there should be at most one submission per speaker. The abstract should list co-authors, if any. Optionally, an extended abstract of up to two pages may be attached as a PDF file.
Submissions will not lead to publications. There are no formal proceedings and we encourage submission of work presented elsewhere.For more information, see https://highlights-conference.org/2022/.
22 - 24 June 2022, AAL Annual Conference: Australasian Association for Logic, Virtual, Online via ZoomLocation: Online via ZoomDeadline: Sunday 15 May 2022
The Australasian Association for Logic will hold its annual conference online via Zoom from Wednesday, June 22 to Friday, June 24, 2022. There will be three one-hour tutorials on different logic-related topics. The speakers will be Julian Gutierrez (Monash University), and two more experts (TBA). Session times will be 40 minutes. The scheduling is done according to Brisbane/Sydney/Canberra local time (AEST, UTC+10).
We invite submission of research abstracts in any area of logic, broadly construed. To submit, send an anonymized short abstract (at most 2 pages) and title by email with the subject 'AAL 2022'. The soft deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 15. Submissions will be accepted for consideration until the hard deadline of Saturday, May 22. Decisions will be sent out in early June. We would like to encourage submissions from members of groups that are underrepresented in logic.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/aalogic/aal-conference-2022 or contact australasianassoclogic2022 at gmail.com.
20 - 23 June 2022, 12th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FoIKS 2022), Helsinki, FinlandLocation: Helsinki, FinlandDeadline: Friday 18 February 2022
The FoIKS symposia provide a biennial forum for presenting and discussing theoretical and applied research on information and knowledge systems. The goal is to bring together researchers with an interest in this subject, share research experiences, promote collaboration, and identify new issues and directions for future research.
The FoIKS symposia are a forum for intensive discussions. Speakers will be given sufficient time to present their ideas and results within the larger context of their research. Furthermore, participants will be asked to prepare a first response to another contribution in order to initiate discussion.
FoIKS 2022 solicits original contributions (as well as extensions of previously published contributions) dealing with any foundational aspect of information and knowledge systems. This includes submissions that apply ideas, theories or methods from specific disciplines to information and knowledge systems. Examples of such disciplines are discrete mathematics, logic and algebra, model theory, information theory, complexity theory, algorithmics and computation, statistics, and optimisation, among, of course, many others.
For long papers, the suggested number of pages is 16, and the maximum number of pages is 18. For short papers, the maximum number of pages is 10. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.
20 - 25 June 2022, 28th International Conference on Types for Proofs and Programs (TYPES 2022), Nantes (France)Location: Nantes (France)Deadline: Wednesday 9 March 2022
The TYPES meetings are a forum to present new and on-going work in all aspects of type theory and its applications, especially in formalised and computer assisted reasoning and computer programming.
The TYPES areas of interest include, but are not limited to: * foundations of type theory and constructive mathematics; * applications of type theory; * dependently typed programming; * industrial uses of type theory technology; * meta-theoretic studies of type systems; * proof assistants and proof technology; * automation in computer-assisted reasoning; * links between type theory and functional programming; * formalizing mathematics using type theory.
We solicit contributed talks. Selection of those will be based on extended abstracts/short papers of 2 pp (not including bibliography) formatted with easychair.cls. We encourage talks proposing new ways of applying type theory. In the spirit of workshops, talks may be based on newly published papers, work submitted for publication, but also work in progress.
17 June 2022, Eleventh Scandinavian Logic Symposium (SLSS 2022) - First call for abstractsLocation: Bergen, NorwayDeadline: Friday 18 March 2022
The eleventh Scandinavian Logic Symposium (SLSS 2022) will be held at the University of Bergen, Norway, during 17-19 June, 2022. The primary aim of the Symposium is to promote research in the field of logic (broadly conceived) carried out in research communities in Scandinavia. Moreover, it warmly invites the participation of logicians from all over the world. The meeting will include invited lectures and a forum for participants to present contributed talks.
Abstracts of contributed talks, in PDF format, not exceeding two A4 (11pt) pages, should be submitted through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slss2020.
Submission deadline: Friday 18 March, 2022.For more information, see https://scandinavianlogic2020.w.uib.no/eleventh-scandinavian-logic-symposium-slss-2020/ or contact Fernando R. Velazquez-Quesada at slss at uib.no.
16 - 17 June 2022, Fourteenth Latin American Workshop on New Methods of Reasoning (LANMR 2022), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Friday 25 March 2022
LANMR 2022 is the fourteenth edition of the Latin American Workshop series on Logic/Languages, Algorithms and New Methods of Reasoning. The aim of LANMR is to bring together researchers interested in methods of reasoning and applications involving logic broadly understood from philosophy to programming languages and artificial intelligence. LANMR 2022 will be held on June 16th and 17th, 2022 fully online due to the COVID19 outbreak.
We invite authors to submit papers to this forum, presenting original and unpublished research on all pertinent subjects. Papers submissions will be double-blind reviewed, must be written in English, formatted according to the Springer LNCS style, and not exceed 13 pages excluding references and figures.For more information, see http://www.lanmr.unam.mx.
13 - 17 June 2022, 5th SILFS Postgraduate Conference on Logic & Philosophy of Science, Milan, ItalyLocation: Milan, ItalyDeadline: Friday 31 December 2021
We are pleased to announce that the 5th SILFS Postgraduate Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Science will be entirely devoted to young researchers. The aim of the conference is to gather young researchers working in the field of logic and philosophy of science and offer them the opportunity to present and discuss their papers in an informal and stimulating environment.
The conference is divided into eight sessions, namely:
1) Philosophy of Biology and Health Sciences
2) Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
3) Foundations of Computing and Artificial Intelligence
4) Classical and Non-Classical Logics
5) Philosophy and Foundations of Physics
6) Foundations of Logic and Mathematics
7) Philosophy of Social Sciences
8) General Philosophy of Science
We invite submissions in the aforementioned areas of research from PhD students or scholars who completed their PhD in the last 5 years. In the case of a co-authored paper, at least one of the authors must be a PhD student or a scholar who completed her/his PhD in the last 5 years; only those meeting this requirement are eligible to submit the abstract. The best presentation of each of the eight sessions, selected by the Scientific and Organizing Committees, will be awarded during the last day of the Conference.For more information, see http://silfs2022.unimib.it.
13 - 17 June 2022, 24th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages (COORDINATION 2022), Lucca, ItalyLocation: Lucca, ItalyDeadline: Friday 28 January 2022
Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent, distributed, mobile, adaptive, reconfigurable and heterogeneous components. New models, architectures, languages and verification techniques are necessary to cope with the complexity induced by the demands of todayâs software development. Coordination languages have emerged as a successful approach, in that they provide abstractions that cleanly separate behaviour from communication, therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning, and ultimately enhancing software development. Building on the success of the previous editions, this conference provides a well-established forum for the growing community of researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and implementation techniques for coordination.
COORDINATION 2022 is planned as a physical, in-person event, with certain support for remote presence, both for speakers and for other participants who are unable or unwilling to come. Depending on the pandemic situation, we may have to make a decision whether to cancel the physical component of the event or not.
Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PostScript or PDF using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of the paper information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed according to the above DisCoTec submission dates and submissions are handled through the EasyChair conference management system. Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere. Topics of interest encompass all areas of coordination. Special topic for this year's conference is Microservices (in collaboration with the Microservices Community).
- Regular long papers (7-15 pages, not counting references) describing thorough and complete research results and experience reports
- Regular short papers (4-6 pages, not counting references): describing research in progress or opinion papers on the past of COORDINATION research, on the current state of the art, or on prospects for the years to come
- Short tool papers (4-6 pages, not counting references): describing technological artefacts in the scope of the research topics of COORDINATION
- Long tool papers (7-15 pages, not counting references): describing technological artefacts in the scope of the research topics of COORDINATION
_ Survey papers (16-25 pages, not counting references): describing important results and success stories that originated in the context of COORDINATION.For more information, see https://www.discotec.org/2022/coordination.
13 - 17 June 2022, 15th Summer School on Modelling and Verification of Parallel Processes (MOVEP2022), Aalborg, DenmarkLocation: Aalborg, DenmarkCosts: Early-bird 350 Euro (before May 1st, 2022), Late 400 EuroDeadline: Sunday 1 May 2022
MOVEP is a five-day summer school on modelling and verification of infinite state systems. It aims to bring together researchers and students working in the fields of control and verification of concurrent and reactive systems.
MOVEP 2022 will consist of ten invited tutorials. In addition, there will be special sessions that allow PhD students to present their on-going research (each talk will last around 20 minutes). Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) of these presentations will be published in informal proceedings.
The organisation committee is closely monitoring the COVID situation. Currently, we are planning for an in-person school in Aalborg with the possibility for remote participation for those that cannot attend in person. Should it become necessary, the school will be held virtually.
We encourage participants to present their (ongoing or published) work. Talks will last around 20 minutes. 1-2 page abstracts (no particular format is required) should be submitted via easychair:For more information, see https://movep2022.cs.aau.dk/.
10 - 12 June 2022, Second International Workshop on Logics for New-Generation Artificial Intelligence (LNGAI 2022), Zhuhai (China) and VirtualLocation: Zhuhai (China) and VirtualDeadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022
LNGAI 2022 is associated with a national key project called 'Research on Logics for New Generation Artificial Intelligence' (2021-2025), supported by the National Social Science Foundation of China. The main objectives of this project are to develop theories and techniques of non-monotonic logics and formal argumentation and apply them to causal reasoning, knowledge graph reasoning, and reasoning about norms and values, in an open, dynamic and real environment. Along with the project, we organize annual international workshops that aim at enabling efficient communication and collaboration between members of the project as well as other researchers who are interested in the topics of this project.
Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic situations, LNGAI 2022 will be held in a HYBRID format (virtual and physical attendance both accepted), but participants from mainland China are supposed to attend on site.
We invite two types of submissions: Full papers (within 10 pages excluding bibliography) describing original and unpublished work, and Extended abstracts (within 4 pages excluding bibliography) of preliminary original work. Additional support material may be included in an appendix, which may be considered or ignored by the program committee. Submissions must be formatted according to the LaTeX specification that can be downloaded from the website. Each submitted paper will be peer-reviewed by a panel of PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition and relevance for the conference. For each accepted paper, at least one author is expected to register and present the paper at the workshop.For more information, see https://xixilogic.org/lngai/2022/.
6 - 11 June 2022, 2nd Conference on Ultrafilters & Ultraproducts across mathematics and related topics (ULTRAMATH 2022), Pisa (Italy) and/or VirtualLocation: Pisa (Italy) and/or VirtualDeadline: Monday 21 March 2022
The International Conference "ULTRAMATH 2022" aims to present recent results in the whole spectrum of mathematics which are grounded on the use of ultrafilters and ultraproducts. Its main goals:
- Disseminate information about the various techniques related to the use of ultrafilters and ultraproducts, and their potential to attack open problems.
- Bring together researchers with different backgrounds, and encourage their collaborations and interactions, especially on topics connecting different areas of mathematics.
This is the second edition of "UltraMath", after the one held in Pisa in 2008. After two years of postponement, we are strongly committed to holding this 2022 edition with the physical presence of lecturers and participants. We will make every effort to ensure that this is done safely; in the unfortunate case of a new emergency due to the pandemic, UltraMath 2022 will take place anyway as a hybrid or as an online event, depending on the situation.
Participants are invited to submit abstracts. Abstracts should be written in LaTeX (also plain text files are ok) and fit on at most one page when processed. The covered topics of UltraMath 2022 include (but are not limited to): Additive and Combinatorial Number Theory, Combinatorics and Ramsey Theory, Algebra and Geometry, General Topology, Measure Theory, Ergodic Theory and Dynamics, Functional Analysis and Metric Spaces, Nonstandard Analysis and Model Theory, Generalized Spaces and Differential Equations, and Set Theory.
Greater prominence will be given to those results that satisfy (most of) the following conditions:
- The results can be formulated and presented in non-specialist terms, and be in principle understandable by any practicing mathematician.
- The usage of ultrafilters/ultraproducts is important (or even essential) in obtaining these results.
- The results connect different areas of mathematics.
- The results reveal new facets of known important topics.
6 - 11 June 2022, XXV International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics "Dualities between Physics and Philosophy"Location: University of UrbinoTarget audience: Students and young researchersCosts: €70 (in person) or €30 (online)Deadline: Thursday 24 March 2022
The XXV International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics of the University of Urbino will focus on a crucial topic of research in physics and philosophy: dualities, in particular in their gauge/gravity incarnation, and their philosophical implications.
This topic has manifold ramifications, both for physics and for philosophy, as our speakers will show. The three speakers are professor Jonathan Bain (Department of Technology, Culture and Society/Philosophy Department, NYU), professor Johanna Erdmenger (Physics Department, University of Würzburg), and professor Sebastian De Haro (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, UvA).
This year, we wish to offer three young researchers interested in Dualities in Physics and Philosophy the opportunity to test their skills by presenting their original papers to the other participants in a dedicated workshop at the end of the school, which will also feature Jeremy Butterfield (Philosophy Department, University of Cambridge) and Baptiste Le Bihan (Philosophy Department, University of Geneva) as senior speakers. Interested graduate students, postgraduates, and early researchers (Ph.D. degree obtained after January 2017) are invited to submit a 1000 words abstract.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/xxv-urbino-summer-school/home?authuser=0 or contact Vincenzo Fano at cirfis.scuolaestiva at gmail.com.
1 - 3 June 2022, Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, Brussels, Belgium / Online (Hybrid)Location: Brussels, Belgium / Online (Hybrid)Costs: FreeDeadline: Sunday 1 May 2022
The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host its Third Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice on June, 1-3 with Valeria Giardino (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris).
We intend the Masterclass to be a fully interactive event, with the twofold objective to understand in depth the materials presented in the lectures, and to provide early career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) with an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work in a helpful and constructive environment. The lectures by Valeria Giardino will take place in the mornings, and will be followed by afternoon sessions with presentations by early career researchers in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice. The exact titles of the lectures will be communicated at a later stage.
We invite early career researchers who would be interested to present their work to send us an abstract of at most 250 words by April, 1st. Please submit your abstract, including your affiliation information, via the following form: https://forms.gle/ZsyQBpGftXoDxvcy5 or by sending it to the following email address: joachim.frans at vub.be . The talks will be of a duration of around 20 minutes (not including discussion). Notification of acceptance will be sent out by mid April. Notice that submitting an abstract is not mandatory for attending the Masterclass.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/mc-pmp-brussels-2022/ or contact joachim.frans at vub.be.
24 - 27 May 2022, 14th NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2022), Pasadena CA (U.S.A.) or virtualLocation: Pasadena CA (U.S.A.) or virtualDeadline: Friday 3 December 2021
The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry requires advanced techniques that address these systems' specification, design, verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM) is a forum to foster collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, academia, and industry. NFM's goals are to identify challenges and to provide solutions for achieving assurance for such critical systems. The focus of the symposium will be on formal/rigorous techniques for software assurance, including their theory, current capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to aerospace during all stages of the software life-cycle.
The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is an annual event organized by the NASA Formal Methods (NFM) Research Group, composed of researchers spanning six NASA centers. The organization of NFM 2022 is being led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), located in Pasadena, California. The symposium is planned to be held in person at California Institute of Technology, but potentially transitioning to fully virtual if the COVID situation persists. Virtual presentations will be possible even if the conference is held in-person.
There are two categories of submissions: Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results (maximum 15 pages, excluding references) and Short papers on tools, experience reports, or work in progress with preliminary results (maximum 6 pages, excluding references). Additional appendices can be submitted as supplementary material for reviewing purposes. They will not be included in the proceedings. All papers must be in English and describe original work that has not been published.
Authors are encouraged, but not strictly required, to submit artifacts that support the conclusions of their work (if allowed by their institutions). Artifacts may contain software, mechanized proofs, benchmarks, examples, case studies and data sets. Artifacts will be evaluated by the Program Committee together with the paper.
Courageous authors, who want to delve in open source software being applied in real NASA missions, and find possible connections to and applications of Formal Methods, are invited to visit the open source repositories for the 'F' and 'cFS' frameworks for programming flight software.
(Updated) 23 - 26 May 2022, Nineteenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2022), Online (Zoom)Location: Online (Zoom)Deadline: Monday 21 March 2022
The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data. 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.
The topics of interest include foundational work on various models and approaches for describing computability and complexity over the real numbers. They also include complexity-theoretic investigations, both foundational and with respect to concrete problems, and new implementations of exact real arithmetic, as well as further developments of already existing software packages. We hope to gain new insights into computability-theoretic aspects of various computational questions from physics and from other fields involving computations over the real numbers.
Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format, including references. If full versions of papers are already available as technical report or arXiv version, then corresponding links should be added to the reference list. Final versions of abstracts might be distributed to participants in electronic form.For more information, see http://cca-net.de/cca2022/.
9 - 13 May 2022, 21st International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2022), Auckland, New ZealandLocation: Auckland, New ZealandDeadline: Friday 1 October 2021
AAMAS (International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems) is the largest and most influential conference in the area of agents and multiagent systems. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in all areas of agent technology and to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.
We welcome the submission of technical papers describing significant and original research on all aspects of the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. AAMAS-2022 will also feature three special tracks, the Blue Sky Ideas Track, the JAAMAS Track, and the Demo Track, each with a separate Call for Papers.
20 - 22 April 2022, Formal Models of Democracy, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) or virtual, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) or VirtualLocation: Rotterdam (The Netherlands) or VirtualDeadline: Monday 24 January 2022
The Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam) and the OZSW study group on Social Choice and Group Dynamics are organising a graduate conference on Formal Models of Democracy, featuring contributed talks by junior scholars and tutorials by Hélène Landemore (Yale University) and Ulle Endriss (University of Amsterdam).
Formal modelling (decision theory, game theory, social choice theory, agent-based models, formal epistemology) has been and continues to be an important source of insight for political philosophy in general, and democratic theory in particular. The aim of this graduate workshop is to bring together junior scholars working on formal models and the normative theory of democracy. We specifically welcome contributions that combine both enterprises, or that critically inspect the relation between them.
We welcome contributions by graduate students and scholars who obtained their PhD after March 1st, 2019. Depending on the number of high-quality submissions received, these junior scholars will have between 30 and 45 minutes (including Q&A) to present their work or research project.For more information, see https://www.ozsw.nl/event-calendar/graduate-conference-formal-models-of-democracy/ or contact vandeputte at esphil.eur.nl.
6 - 11 April 2022, Workshop on Hybrid Logic and Applications (HyLo 2022)Location: Crete, GreeceTarget audience: Logicians (computational, philosophical, mathematical)Costs: See Unilog web siteDeadline: Saturday 9 October 2021
Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic in which it is possible to directly refer to worlds/times/states or whatever the elements of the (Kripke) model are meant to represent.
Hybrid logic is now a mature field with significant impact on a range of other fields, including
- applied modal logics,
- temporal logic,
- labelled deduction,
- philosophy of time, and
- social reasoning.
The scope of the workshop is not only standard hybrid-logical machinery like nominals, satisfaction operators, and the downarrow binder, but generally extensions of modal logic that increase its expressive power.
The duration of the workshop is a half day or one day and it will take place at some point during the UNILOG congress, April 6-11, 2022.
We welcome contributions to the the theory and applications of hybrid logic. To submit a contribution, send a one-page abstract to both organizers of the workshop. Please write "HyLo submission" in the subject field. Depending on the quality of the abstracts, there might be a follow-up special issue of a journal, with a separate refereeing round.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/unilog-2022/workshops/hybrid-logic or contact Torben Braüner at torben at ruc.dk, or Patrick Blackburn at patrick.rowan.blackburn at gmail.com.
6 - 11 April 2022, UNILOG Workshop "Logic(s) in Defective Science", Crete, GreeceLocation: Crete, GreeceDeadline: Saturday 9 October 2021
This workshop is devoted to exploring connections between non-classical logics and the rational use of defective information in the sciences, as well as the inferential practices in the sciences?particularly, those which make use of defective information. *Keynote speakers: *Gerhard Schurz (Universität Düsseldorf), Michèle Friend (Université Lille Nord-Europe/The George Washington University) and Diderik Batens (Universiteit Gent).
The workshop welcomes formal and informal contributions on the different ways to explain and understand defective information in the sciences. To submit a contribution, please send a one-page abstract (plus references) prepared for blind review.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/unilog-2022/workshops/logics-in-defective-science or contact defective.science at gmail.com.
4 - 6 April 2022, Philosophical roots of mathematical logic, Torino, ItalyLocation: Torino, ItalyDeadline: Monday 28 February 2022
The philosophical tradition of logic overlapped with the development of modern mathematical logic from the first versions of the algebra of logic in the mid nineteenth-century until inquiries into the logical foundations of mathematics from the early 1930s. This very fact strongly suggests that there might have been significant intersections between what appear now as separate disciplines, and raises the question of whether philosophical roots can be traced in the development of mathematical logic.The aim of this conference is to foster further exchanges between those who are doing scholarly research on the history of logic in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from various perspectives, including those who focus on the philosophical tradition of the nineteenth century and its developments in neo-Kantianism and phenomenology, historians of logic and of related mathematical disciplines, as well as philosophers who are interested in the epistemological issues surrounding modern mathematical logic.
The conference will take place at the University of Turin, Italy. It is planned as a hybrid event with face-to-face sessions and one online session.
We welcome abstract proposals (max 500 words) prepared for blind review. When submitting an abstract proposal, please specify in the accompanying email whether you are currently planning to attend in person or online.
3 April 2022, 9th Workshop on Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis (HCVS 2022), Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Monday 31 January 2022
Many 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 series of workshops aims to bring together researchers working in the two communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g., ICLP and CP), Program Verification (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI), and Automated Deduction (e.g., CADE, IJCAR), on the topic of Horn clause based analysis, verification, and synthesis. Horn clauses for verification and synthesis have been advocated by these communities in different times and from different perspectives and HCVS is organized to stimulate interaction and a fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.
HCVS 2022 will host the 5th competition on constraint Horn clauses (CHC-COMP), which will compare state-of-the-art tools for CHC solving for performance and effectiveness on a set of publicly available benchmarks.
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, as well as presentations covering previously published results and posters that are of interest to the workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the use of Horn clauses, constraints, and related formalisms in various areas.
Submission has to be done in one of the following formats:
-Regular papers (up to 12 pages plus bibliography in EPTCS format), which should present previously unpublished work (completed or in progress), including descriptions of research, tools, and applications.
-Tool papers (up to 4 pages in EPTCS format), which can outline the theoretical framework, the architecture, the usage, and experiments of the tool.
-Extended abstracts (up to 3 pages in EPTCS format), which describe work in progress or aim to initiate discussions.
- Presentation-only papers, i.e., papers already submitted or presented at a conference or another workshop.
-Posters that are of interest to the workshopFor more information, see https://www.sci.unich.it/hcvs22/.
2 - 7 April 2022, 25th European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS 2022), Munich, Germany (Hybrid)Location: Munich, Germany (Hybrid)Deadline: Thursday 14 October 2021
ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of four annual conferences, accompanied by satellite workshops:
- ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
- FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
- FoSSaCS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
- TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems
A number of satellite workshops and other events will take place before the main conferences. In particular, there will be a PhD student mentoring workshop organized by Caterina Urban, Wolfgang Ahrendt and Gidon Ernst. TACAS '22 will host the 11th Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP).
The four main conferences of ETAPS 2022 solicit contributions of the following types: ESOP: regular research papers of max 25 pp; FASE: regular research papers and empirical evaluation papers of max 18 pp, new ideas and emerging results (NIER) papers of max 8 pp, tool demonstration papers of max 6 pp (+ mandatory appendix of max 6 pp); FoSSaCS: regular research papers of max 18 pp; TACAS: regular research papers, case study papers and regular tool papers of max 16 pp, tool demonstration papers of max 6 pp. All page limits are given excluding the bibliography.
For definitions of the different paper types and specific instructions, where they are present, see the webpages of the individual conferences. Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is also forbidden.For more information, see https://etaps.org/2022.
2 - 3 April 2022, 16th IFIP WG 1.3 International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science (CMCS'22), Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Monday 24 January 2022
Established in 1998, the CMCS workshops aim to bring together researchers with a common interest in the theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop series strives to maintain breadth in its scope, areas of interest include neighbouring fields as well. CMCS'22 will be held in Munich, Germany, co-located with ETAPS 2022 on 2-3 April 2022. Topics of interest are the theory and applications of coalgebra and coinductive reasoning in all research areas of Computer Science.
We solicit two types of contributions: regular papers and short contributions. Regular papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Regular papers should be max 18 pages long in Springer LNCS style, excluding references and an appendix of up to 5 pages. Note that reviewers are not obliged to read the appendix, and the merits of the paper should be clear from the main text. Short contributions may describe work in progress, or summarise work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere. They should be no more than two pages including references.For more information, see https://www.coalg.org/cmcs22/.
1 - 11 April 2022, 7th World Congress and School on Universal Logic (UNILOG 2021), Chania/Crete (Greece)Location: Chania/Crete (Greece)Deadline: Tuesday 21 September 2021
UNILOG is a series of events (combining a congress and a school) promoting logic in all its aspects (mathematical, philosophical, computational, semiological, historical), as well as the relation between logic and other fields.
Due to the pandemic the organizers have decided to postpone the 7th edition of UNILOG to spring 2022. The event will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, with a school (April 1-5) and a congress (April 6-11) . The school will feature an opening round table on the topic "Why study logic?", 30 tutorials, and a poster session, The congress will include a series of Workshops on different themes encompassing all aspects of logic, the World Logic Prizes Contest and a Secret Speaker.Talks related to any aspect of logic are welcome, as are proposals for tutorals for the school related to any aspect of logic.You can submit an abstract either for the general session or for a specific workshop.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/unilog-2022/.
1 - 3 April 2022, 3rd Tsinghua Interdisciplinary Workshop on Logic, Language and Meaning (TLLM III)Location: Beijing, China (Online)Deadline: Saturday 20 November 2021
The Third Tsinghua Interdisciplinary Workshop in Logic, Language and Meaning) will be held on April 1–3, 2022. This workshop aims to bring together Chinese and international scholars from various disciplines, in particular logic, linguistics, and philosophy, who are working in areas related to natural language semantics.
We invite submissions of 2-page abstracts (including references) on any of the broad themes related to dynamics in logic and language as suggested above. After a review procedure, authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to present their papers at the workshop. After the workshop, a volume of full papers (properly refereed) will be published in the Springer LNCS – FoLLI series. Details on submission of full papers will follow.
Abstracts should be submitted via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tllm2022
The workshop is planned to take place on site at Tsinghua University, Beijing. If travel restrictions still make this difficult, we plan to postpone it until the fall of 2022, and/or hold the workshop online.
17 - 18 March 2022, Bilateralism and Proof-Theoretic Semantics, Ruhr University BochumLocation: Ruhr University BochumTarget audience: PhD students and early Post-DocsDeadline: Sunday 28 November 2021
The topic of bilateralism - situated in the area of proof-theoretic semantics - has received considerable attention in the area of philosophical logic within the past years. According to proof-theoretic semantics the meaning of the logical connectives is determined by the rules of inference governing their use in proofs. In this context bilateralism demands an equal consideration of dual concepts like truth and falsity, assertion and denial, or proof and refutation in that they should both be taken as primitive concepts, i.e. not reducible to each other. This conference aims at sharing and discussing the latest research in this area by bringing together both highly distinguished as well as early career researchers.
Invited Speakers: Nils Kürbis (University of Łódź & Ruhr University Bochum), Greg Restall (University of St. Andrews), David Ripley (Monash University), Luca Tranchini (University of Tübingen), Peter Verdée (UCLouvain) and Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr University Bochum).
Next to the presentations of the invited speakers the conference is supposed to give a number of early career researchers the opportunity to present their work in this area. Session times will be 40 min., divided into 30 min. for the presentation followed by 10 min. of discussion.
Therefore, PhD students and early Post-Docs are invited to submit an extended abstract on their research. To submit, send an anonymized abstract of 800-1000 words (excluding references) to bilateralismpts2022 at gmail.com.
Members of groups that are underrepresented in logic are especially encouraged to submit.
The deadline for abstract submission is November 28, 2021.
The notification of acceptance will be sent by January 16, 2022.
A special issue of Bulletin of the Section of Logic on the topic of the conference is planned in which full versions of selected papers will be published after an open call for papers.For more information, see here or at https://sites.google.com/view/conferencebilateralism2022/home or contact Sara Ayhan at sara.ayhan at rub.de.
CfP topical collection of Synthese on linguistically informed philosophy of mathematicsDeadline: Tuesday 15 March 2022
Text is a crucial medium for transferring mathematical ideas, agendas, and results within the scientific community and in educational contexts. This makes the focus on mathematical texts a natural and important part of the philosophical study of mathematics. Moreover, research on mathematical texts can take advantage of the huge body of knowledge and toolbox of methods from other disciplines such as linguistics and computer science to investigate problems in the philosophy of mathematics. Linguistically informed research addresses general questions of the philosophy of mathematics.
In this collection, we target mathematical text in a broad sense, including written interaction such as blogs, forums, reviews as well as textbooks and research articles. This topical collection aims to bring together and build bridges between researchers from different methodological backgrounds to tackle questions concerning the philosophy of mathematics. This includes approaches from philosophical analysis, linguistics and literature studies, but also methods from computer science and artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, and mathematics education.
Note that this remains a philosophical issue. So while methods are interdisciplinary, we aim for a philosophical upshot.For more information, see https://www.springer.com/journal/11229/updates/19385258 or contact bernhard.fisseni at uni-due.de, kantdebo at gmail.com, Deniz.Sarikaya at uni-hamburg.de, or bernhard.schroeder at uni-due.de.
14 - 18 March 2022, 10th International Conference on Non-Classical Logics, Theory & Applications (NCL'22), Łódź, PolandLocation: Łódź, PolandDeadline: Sunday 7 November 2021
The Conference - devoted to non-classical logics - was initially held in Łódź in September 2008 and 2009. The conference serves as a forum to effectively exchange novel results and to survey works in widely understood non-classical logics and their applications.This year's tenth edition of the Conference will be an occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the logic journal Bulletin of the Section of Logic, established in 1971.
During this year's edition of the conference there will be two special sessions: a session devoted to formal ontology, broadly conceived, and a special session in memoriam J. Michael Dunn who passed away on April, 5, 2021.
Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19 and very uncertain predictions about what will happen in the autumn, after several consultations the organizers of the conference decided to postpone it until the year 2022. We want the event to keep its on-site character, which, however, requires that the pandemic is overcome. The conference date has been changed to 14-18.03.2022 and hopefully it will not have to be subject to further revision.
Participants are requested to submit their papers on all topics relevant to the conference. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to: many-valued logics, modal logics, non-monotonic logics, paraconsistent logics, plausible reasoning, substructural logics, contra-classical logics, relevant and connexive logics, and/or description logics. Contributions from other related areas such as: cognitive science, computer science, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of language, and/or philosophy of mind, are also welcome. Cross-cutting contributions are particularly welcome.
Articles should be in English, written in the EPTCS format. . They must not exceed 12 pages excluding references and clearly marked appendices.For more information, see http://ncl.uni.lodz.pl/.
13 - 20 March 2022, International Spring School on the History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Large Physics Experiments, Wuppertal, GermanyLocation: Wuppertal, GermanyCosts: E450,-Deadline: Sunday 19 December 2021
Large experiments such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) play an essential role at the frontiers of contemporary fundamental physics. These experiments employ big research facilities, they probe nature at vast energy and length scales, they produce immense amounts of data, and they involve great numbers of researchers. During this Spring School we will explore large physics experiments from historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. We will discuss questions such as those arising from the history and philosophy of fundamental physics, the methodological challenges of big data, and the history and sociology of large research collaborations.
We invite up to 30 graduate students and early career researchers from history, philosophy, sociology, and physics to participate. The application process will be competitive and participants will be selected according to qualification and research interests.
A selection of participants will be given the opportunity to give short presentations of their own work as part of the school. The presentations will be followed by a commentary from a member of the Research Unit or one of the invited speakers. In case you intend to give a presentation, please include in your application the title of your talk, and a short abstract (between 300 and 500 words).For more information, see https://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de/events/spring-school-2022.html or contact springschool at uni-wuppertal.de.
CfP special issue of IfCoLog Journal of Logics and Their ApplicationsDeadline: Monday 28 February 2022
We invite authors to submit papers for a Special Issue on "Formal and Cognitive Reasonig" to be published in the Journal of Applied Logics (IfCoLog Journal of Logics and Their Applications, College Publications). In September 2021, the 7th Workshop on Formal and Cognitive Reasoning (FCR-2021) took place. In the special issue, original contributions on the basis of the best contributions presented at the workshop will be published, and we also welcome contributions from other authors.
Aims and Scope: Information for real life AI applications is usually pervaded by uncertainty and subject to change, and thus demands for non-classical reasoning approaches. At the same time, psychological findings indicate that human reasoning cannot be completely described by classical logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies. A wide range of reasoning mechanism has to be considered, such as analogical or defeasible reasoning, possibly in combination with machine learning methods. The field of knowledge representation and reasoning offers a rich palette of methods for uncertain reasoning both to describe human reasoning and to model AI approaches.For more information, see https://www.collegepublications.co.uk/ifcolog or contact Christoph Beierle at christoph.beierle at fernuni-hagen.de, Marco Ragni at marco.ragni at hsw.tu-chemnitz.de, Frieder Stolzenburg at fstolzenburg at hs-harz.de, or Matthias Thimm at matthias.thimm at fernuni-hagen.de.
20 February 2022, 22nd International Workshop on Logic and Computational Complexity, OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Sunday 12 December 2021
LCC meetings are aimed at the foundational interconnections between logic and computational complexity, as present, for example, in implicit computational complexity (descriptive and type-theoretic methods); deductive formalisms as they relate to complexity (e.g. ramification, weak comprehension, bounded arithmetic, linear logic and resource logics); complexity aspects of finite model theory and databases; complexity-mindful program derivation and verification; computational complexity at higher type; and proof complexity. The program will consist of invited lectures as well as contributed talks selected by the Program Committee.
Submissions must be in English and in the form of an abstract of about 3-4 pages. All submissions should be submitted through Easychair. We also welcome submissions of abstracts based on work submitted or published elsewhere, provided that all pertinent information is disclosed at submission time. There will be no formal reviewing as is usually understood in peer-reviewed conferences with published proceedings. The program committee checks relevance and may provide additional feedback.
CfP special issue of Semantic Web journal on "The role of ontologies & knowledge in XAI"Deadline: Tuesday 15 February 2022
Explainable AI (XAI) has been identified as a key factor for developing trustworthy AI systems. The reasons for equipping intelligent systems with explanation capabilities are not limited to user rights and acceptance. Explainability is also needed for designers and developers to enhance system robustness and enable diagnostics to prevent bias, unfairness, and discrimination, as well as to increase trust by all users in why and how decisions are made. XAI focuses on developing new approaches for explanations of black-box models by achieving good explainability without sacrificing system performance. This special issue will feature contributions dedicated to the role played by knowledge bases, ontologies, and knowledge graphs in XAI, in particular with regard to building trustworthy and explainable decision support systems.
We welcome four main types of submissions: (i) full research papers, (ii) reports on tools and systems, (iii) application reports, and (iv) survey articles. The description of the submission types is posted at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors#types. While there is no upper limit, paper length must be justified by content. All manuscripts will be reviewed based on the SWJ open and transparent review policy and will be made available online during the review process.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/special-issue-on-xai-swj or contact ontologies-knowledge-in-xai-swj at googlegroups.com.
14 - 19 February 2022, CSL 2022: Computer Science Logic, Göttingen (Germany) & VirtualLocation: Göttingen (Germany) & VirtualDeadline: Monday 5 July 2021
Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). It is an interdisciplinary conference, spanning across both basic and application oriented research in mathematical logic and computer science.
CSL'22 will be held on February 14 - 19, 2022, in Göttingen, Germany. Currently, we expect that the conference will be organized in a hybrid way: both with an in-presence component and an online component. Invited speakers: Annabelle McIver Macquarie (University, Sydney, Australia), Udi Boker (IDC Herzliya, Israel), Martin Escardo (University of Birmingham, UK), Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) and Karen Lange (Wellesley College, USA).
Authors are invited to submit contributed papers of no more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style (not including references), presenting unpublished work fitting the scope of the conference. Papers may not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings. The PC chairs should be informed of closely related work submitted to a conference or a journal.
Submitted papers must be in English and must provide sufficient detail to allow the Programme Committee to assess the merits of the paper. Full proofs may appear in a clearly marked technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a well written introduction which is directed at all members of the PC.
4 - 6 February 2022, ICAART Special Session on "Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence" (NLPinAI 2022), OnlineLocation: OnlineDeadline: Friday 26 November 2021
Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language processing depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions.
The session covers theoretical work, applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote computational systems of intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the conference topics. Guidelines and instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the confernce website. Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system.
All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support and be made available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. We expect a Special Issue with extended publications based on selected papers presented at NLPinAI 2022 at ICAART 2022.
20 - 21 January 2022, The Sixth Image Schema Day Workshop, Joenkoeping, SwedenLocation: Joenkoeping, SwedenDeadline: Friday 10 December 2021
In broad terms, image schemas are spatiotemporal relationships between objects and agents that are learned in early infancy such as containment, support and linkage. These relationships are hypothesised to construct the information skeleton found in object affordances, linguistic and artistic metaphors, the conceptualisation of event segmentation and analogical reasoning. Traditionally studied in cognitive linguistics, these abstract patterns gained increased interest to solve some of the semantic grounding issues in AI and cognitive robotics, but are also a familiar sight in interaction design, art and literary analysis, developmental psychology, and gesture interpretation, to name but a few.
To offer a platform to discuss this topic across the disciplines, the workshop The Image Schema Day was born in 2015, and so far, it gathered researchers on five different occasions. The workshop is primarily a networking event that invites researchers on image schemas and related notions from a broad range of scientific disciplines to present their research and discuss ideas for future projects. After two years of hibernation, we are happy to announce that the Image Schema Day (ISD6) is returning in its sixth reincarnation: at a new venue, with new research, but with the same purpose. Unlike many other workshops focused on different topics in one discipline or using one methodology, the ISD6 invites researchers from all disciplines and methodologies but focuses on one topic.
The workshop accepts three forms of submissions: Abstracts for presentation (2 pages), Extended abstracts (at least 5 pages) of either preliminary work and ideas or summaries of previously published articles, and Research papers (5-10 pages) discussing novel research not published (or under review) at another venue.
Topics of interests with (the broadest of interpretation of) an image-schematic focus include, but are not limited to conceptual metaphors, affordances, spatiotemporal reasoning, force dynamics, conceptual modelling, embodied and spatial cognition, general artificial intelligence, commonsense reasoning, analogical reasoning, cognitive robotics, interface design, art and literature analysis.For more information, see https://imageschema.net/image-schema-day.
17 - 18 January 2022, Conference on Certified Programs & Proofs (CPP 2022), Philadelphia PA (U.S.A.) with Virtual optionsLocation: Philadelphia PA (U.S.A.) with Virtual optionsDeadline: Thursday 16 September 2021
Certified Programs and Proofs (CPP) is an international conference on practical and theoretical topics in all areas that consider formal verification and certification as an essential paradigm for their work. CPP spans areas of computer science, mathematics, logic, and education.
CPP 2022 will be co-located with POPL 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. CPP 2022 is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN, in cooperation with ACM SIGLOG.
CPP 2022 will welcome contributions from all members of the community. The CPP 2022 organizers will strive to enable both in-person and remote participation, in cooperation with the POPL 2022 organizers. We welcome submissions in research areas related to formal certification of programs and proofs. Submissions must be written in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the contribution. The submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages, including tables and figures, but excluding bibliography and clearly marked appendices.
12 - 16 January 2022, Symposium on Logic and Artificial Intelligence (SLAI-2022), VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Monday 18 October 2021
The Symposium on Logic and AI (SLAI) is annually organized by the International Society for Logic and Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with research, development and educational organizations worldwide. SLAI is intended to add synergy to the efforts of researchers working on logic, AI, and their confluence. SLAI-2022 is devoted to the World Logic Day (January 14, 2022). Round tables are planned to ensure an open debate on the state of the art and new directions.
Collocated to SLAI-2022 events are
- Moldovan Prizes in Logic and Artificial Intelligence
- Romanian Prizes in Logic and Artificial Intelligence
- Ukrainian Seminar on Logic and its Applications
Any original contributions are welcome. Submitted papers are required to be 6-16 pages in English, and using the MFOI templates. Papers are submitted through EasyChair System. One author can submit at most 3 papers.
10 - 13 January 2022, Symposium on Logical Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS'22), Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S.A. (Hybrid)Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S.A. (Hybrid)Deadline: Sunday 12 September 2021
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.
LFCS topics of interest include, but are not limited to: constructive mathematics and type theory; homotopy type theory; logic, automata, and automatic structures; computability and randomness; logical foundations of programming; logical aspects of computational complexity; parameterized complexity; logic programming and constraints; automated deduction and interactive theorem proving; logical methods in protocol and program verification; logical methods in program specification and extraction; domain theory logics; logical foundations of database theory; equational logic and term rewriting; lambda and combinatory calculi; categorical logic and topological semantics; linear logic; epistemic and temporal logics; intelligent and multiple agent system logics; logics of proof and justification; nonmonotonic reasoning; logic in game theory and social software; logic of hybrid systems; distributed system logics; mathematical fuzzy logic; system design logics; other logics in computer science.
Traditionally, LFCS symposia are located in the spectacular Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, Deerfield Beach, Florida. Because of the ongoing pandemic, we intend to have a hybrid meeting, to allow for both physical and virtual attendance, the details will be decided later.
Proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. Submissions should be made electronically via easychair. Submitted papers must be in pdf/12pt format and of no more than 15 pages, present work not previously published, and must not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings.
A traditional post-conference volume of selected LFCS'22 papers will be published in the Journal of Logic and Computation in 2022.
LFCS issues the best student paper award named after John Barkley Rosser Sr. (1907-1989), a prominent American logician with fundamental contributions in both Mathematics and Computer Science.
10 - 15 January 2022, Workshop "Inceptiones & Receptiones": Ethnological, Philological, & Historical Approaches to Logic & Mathematics, VirtualLocation: VirtualDeadline: Wednesday 1 December 2021
This World Logic Day 2022 online event by the Peruvian Society for Epistemology and Logic will present ethnological, historical, philological, and similar approaches to the concepts and conceptions related to Logic and Mathematics.
Keynote lectures: Karine Chemla (Paris 7, FR), Ítala D’Ottaviano (Unicamp, BR), Caleb Everett (UMiami, USA), Evandro L. Gomes (Unicamp, BR), Manuel Medrano (St Andrews, UK), Graham Priest (CUNY, USA), Alejandro Secades (Filolab, UGR, ES) and Ivahn Smadja (Paris 7, FR).
We receive talks on any subject related to the topic of the event. Proposals should be submitted as abstracts (300-600 words) prepared for blind review; that is, they should omit any reference to the identity of the author, including names, institution, e-mail, etc. Abstracts should be sent prepared to blind review to dia.logica at spel.org.pe with subject *Ponencia*, indicating in the body of the message the name, affiliation, email of the author.
We also accept proposals for *round tables*. See more details on our website.
9 - 11 May 2022, Mathematical Explanation: Ideas, Models, & Perspectives, Paris (France) and VirtualLocation: Paris (France) and Virtual
The conference will be held in hybrid form at IHPST, UMR 8590, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2nd floor of 13, rue du Four 75006 Paris, France. The participation is open to anyone who is interested and a registration is required both for those who plan to attend in person and for those who plan to attend by Zoom.
The conference is organized in the context of the project 'Insights from Bolzano'. The three main aims of the project are: to elaborate a general account of grounding in the conceptual sciences, based on Bolzano's insights; to unify the debate on grounding and mathematical explanation; to unify the debate on grounding and causation.For more information, see https://bolzano-insights.com/mathematical-explanation-ideas-models-and-perspectives/.
28 - 29 April 2022, Conference on Algorithmic Law Design and Implementation, Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, Spain
From April 28 — April 29, 2022, we will hold the in-situ Conference on Algorithmic Law Design and Implementation in Barcelona.
This is a highly interdisciplinary event with speakers and attendees among different communities like logicians, computer scientists, practicing lawyers, public administrators, industrial professionals, and legal scholars.
An important logical aspect of the conference is how formal verification techniques (both proof assistants and model checking) can be set to work to prevent errors in critical legal software and to warrant legal principles as fairness, accountability and transparency. Various related technical, juridical, philosophical, and practical aspects will be discussed during the conference.For more information, see https://www.ub.edu/prooftheory/event/lawdesign/.
21 April 2022, Workshop "Legacy of the Tsinghua Logic School", Beijing (China) and VirtualLocation: Beijing (China) and Virtual
In 1926, recently graduated from Columbia University, Jin Yuelin came back to China and founded the Department of Philosophy at Tsinghua University. With new appointments of Shen Youding and Wang Xianjun in subsequent years, the logic group grew very fast and attracted many young talents. In 1952, due to the policy of “reorganization of colleges and departments”, Tsinghua’s philosophy department was moved to Peking University. Wang Xianjun stayed there ever since, while Jin Yuelin and Shen Youding soon moved once more, to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In this way the logic tradition spread.
In 2000 Tsinghua officially restored its philosophy department with a focus in logic. In the last two decades, Tsinghua has been making lots of progress in logic, with several major appointments. On the occasion of Tsinghua University’s anniversary in April this year, the Joint Research Center for Logic is organizing a small workshop to discuss the Tsinghua logic tradition, the ideas of the early founding logicians, and plans for our future development.For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=4325.
17 March 2022, Mini-symposium on L.E.J. BrouwerLocation: Noord-Hollands Archief, Jansstraat 40, Haarlem
In 2015 L.E.J. Brouwer's personal archive was placed in the care of the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem. This archive has now been indexed and made available for the general public.
To mark this occasion a mini-symposium is organised on the 17th of March.For more information, see https://noord-hollandsarchief.nl/brouwer.
15 - 17 January 2022, HOLIC Workshop “Textual Analysis as the Basis for Understanding Chinese Logical Thought”Location: OnlineCosts: Free
There is a wealth of early Chinese philosophical texts from the Hundred Schools of Thought, dating from the 6th century BC to 221 BC. These texts contain profound ideas on how to think, reason, and conduct argumentation, as well as the relationship between ming 名 (name) and shi 实 (object/reality), language and logic. Many ideas of these texts continued to be influential throughout Chinese history, and are still of great relevance to today’s world.
Prominent scholars have made great contributions in analysing and interpreting these texts. In China, Sun Yirang started the tradition of textual analysis in the late Qing Dynasty, and it has been continued by Hu Shi, Feng Youlan, Shen Youding, Wu Yujiang, among many others. The HOLIC workshops are carrying on this tradition with particular attention to logical thought and to facilitate the Handbook project. The workshop holds that any idea or theories presented should be firmly based on textual evidence, yet we are open to a variety of methodological approaches.
15 January 2022, Workshop "Formalize!(?) 2", VirtualLocation: Virtual
We are organizing a one-day online workshop to commemorate the World Logic Day, on the topic of formalization in mathematics. Registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome to attend.
Topic: What are the chances and problems of the act of formalization in the context of mathematics? It is often said, that all of mathematics can be reduced to first-order logic and set theory. The derivation indicator view says that all proofs stand in some relation to a derivation, i.e. a mechanically checkable syntactical objects following fixed rules, that would not have any gaps. For a long time this was a mere hope. There may have been proofs of concepts from early logicists but derivation never played a big role in mathematical practice. The modern computer might change this. Interactive and automated theorem provers promise to make the construction of a justification without any gaps feasible for complex mathematics. Is this promise justified? Will the future of mathematical practice shift to more formal mathematics? Should it? We hope to illuminate such questions and focus especially on what these developments mean for the future of the curriculum of university students. This event features speakers speaking about both concrete projects and reflections on such endeavours in general.
14 January 2022, Workshop "Logic & Its Philosophy" (WLD 2022 Event), VirtualLocation: Virtual
On occasion of the UNESCO World Logic Day, we are organising a virtual mini-workshop on logic and its philosophy. Registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome to attend. Talks will be given by: Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla (Cologne), Hannes Leitgeb (MCMP, Munich), Kristina Liefke (RUB, Bochum) and¢ Graham Priest (Graduate Center, City University of New York). The event will be held in English.For more information, see https://www.philosophie.hhu.de/kontakt-und-services/aktuelle-meldungen/newsmeldung/logic-and-its-philosophy-1 or contact Paul Hasselkuß at hasselkuss at phil.hhu.de, or Sara Ipakchi. at ipakchi at phil.hhu.de.
14 January 2022, World Logic Day 2022, Department of Computer Science, University of OxfordLocation: Virtual Event (Teams)Target audience: Anyone interested in logicCosts: None
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford will celebrate the UNESCO World Logic Day together with a number of academic institutions all around the world!
On this occasion on 14th January 2022 in an online session 4 esteemed senior researchers from the department will offer a closer look at their fields of research and explain how logic and logical methods are exploited therein. The event will consist of the following up-to-1-hour online live talks, each one followed by a short discussion. It will be held on MS Teams and participation will be free of charge.
14 January 2022, UNESCO World Logic Day 2022
UNESCO proclaimed 14 January to be World Logic Day, a global day of supporting the development of logic through teaching and research, as well as to public dissemination of the discipline.
The coordination of World Logic Day 2021 is --for the second time-- in the hands of the Conseil International de Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH) and its member organization, the DLMPST/IUHPST.
We would like to encourage logicians all around the world to organize (possibly small) events in close proximity to 14 January 2022 to celebrate this day. It is impossible to predict what type of meeting will be possible in January 2022 and what the international travel situation will be. As a consequence, we should like to ask all organisers to weigh pros and cons of planning in person events, purely online events, or hybrid events before making an announcement. Note that online and hybrid events have the advantage of allowing easy access of people from around the world. Registered events will be listed on the CIPSH website.For more information, see http://wld.cipsh.international/.
14 January 2022, Southern Summer Logic Day (WLD 2022 event), ZoomLocation: Zoom
With the purpose of celebrating the UNESCO World Logic Day, the Australasian Association for Logic will host a Southern Summer Logic Day.
There will be one keynote presentation by Max Cresswell entitled "Why did W.V.O. Quine hate Ruth Barcan Marcus? The curious relation between ideology and logic". In addition to the keynote, there will be four invited talks. The speakers will be John N. Crossley, Isabella McAllister, Gillian Russell and Lavinia Picollo. The talks should be suitable for a broad audience.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/aalogic/world-logic-day-2022 or contact g.badia at uq.edu.au.
14 January 2022, WLD in Nigeria: Logic - A World of Interdisciplinary Science 2 (WLD 2022 Event), VirtualLocation: Virtual
The zoom meeting will be featuring talks around the role and applications of logic (classical and non-classical) in different areas of research, and it is open to anyone interested in logic in the fields of Mathematics, Philosophy, Computer Science and other related areas.
14 January 2022, Meeting "The Meaning of Proofs" (WLD 2022 Event), VirtualLocation: Virtual
"The Meaning of Proofs" is a one day online meeting organised by the Programming Principles, Logic and Verification group at UCL. As part of the celebrations of UNESCO's World Logic Day 2022, we propose a foundational discussion about logic, validity and proof systems, with a main focus on proof-theoretic semantics. The event will consists of 20 min keynote talks, followed by a discussion. The registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/wdl-ucl2022/.
14 January 2022, Workshop "Female Logicians: Their Impact on Modern Logic" (WLD 2022 Event), Hagen, Germany (Virtual)Location: Hagen, Germany (Virtual)
The event will be held virtually and is locally organized by: Claudia Anger, PD Dr. Jens Lemanski, Dr. Andrea Reichenberger (Hagen, Germany), in cooperation with the Society for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology (GWMT) and FILEH: "Innovative Teaching in Logic".
The workshop aims to focus on and critically discuss female logicians such as Christine Ladd-Franklin, Alice Ambrose, Margaret Masterman, Ruth Barcan Marcus, and Val Plumwood. They have played an extraordinary role in the history and philosophy of logic, advocating at the same time for gender equality in order to make logic more open, diverse and effective. Parallels will be drawn with well-known figures of logic (e.g. Peirce, Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein) and a critical look will be taken at the historiography of logic, which still resonates today. Speakers: Jasmin Özel, Claudia Anger, John David Loner, Siobhan Chapman, Frederique Janssen-Lauret,and Elena Ficara. The event will end with a roundtable discussion. Invited guests: Francine F. Abeles (Kean University, NJ, USA), Carolin Antos-Kuby (University of Konstanz, Germany), Ursula Martin (University of Edinburgh and Wadham College Oxford, UK).
14 - 15 January 2022, Workshop "Logic for the Friendship of Nations" (WLD 2022 Event), VirtualLocation: Virtual
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the "Logic for the Friendship of Nations" online workshop which will take place between January 14 - 15, 2022. It is a unique celebration of the UNESCO World Logic Day in the International Year of Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development which for the first time is taking place as a joint international program representing several countries including Iran, Iraq, India, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Bosnia, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Feel free to write to us if you or your institutes are willing to join the global movement of logicians for peace and dialogue.
13 January 2022, Paths in Logic (World Logic Day Celebration at Haifa), OnlineLocation: Online
We are organizing a one-day online workshop to commemorate the World Logic Day. Logic deals with correct and incorrect reasoning, the connection between language and the world, and examines how we can use language to make correct statements about structures. It lies at the interface between mathematics, philosophy and computer science. This workshop aims to provide a window into Logic from four perspective, namely Mathematics, Philosophy, Computer Science and from real world application.
Registration is free of charge and everybody is invited to participate. This workshop is mainly aimed at undergraduate and graduate students but everybody is welcome. The event is particularly tailored towards the needs of students who are considering a career in logic.
13 - 15 January 2022, "Modern Geometry & its Foundations", Hybrid (Vienna (Austria) and/or Zoom)Location: Hybrid (Vienna (Austria) and/or Zoom)
The ERC Starting Grant project "The Roots of Mathematical Structuralism" and the FWF project "Purity and Abstraction in Modern Geometry: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives" are co-hosting the conference "Modern Geometry and its Foundations" at the University of Vienna.
The conference will be held either in hybrid form or digitally (on zoom).For more information, see https://structuralism.phl.univie.ac.at/events/international-conference-modern-geometry-and-its-foundations/ or contact florian.kolowrat at univie.ac.at.
Wittgenstein & the formal sciences (WLD 2022 event), VirtualLocation: Virtual
We are organizing a one-day online workshop to commemorate the World Logic Day.
Ludwig Wittgenstein, despite being one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th Century, is often perceived as confusing and misunderstood. Furthermore, in spite of Wittgenstein's belief that his most important work was his philosophy of mathematics, his work on it is generally more unknown than the rest. Given the potential of his work in areas like the philosophy of mathematical practice, ethnomathematics, and even the development of AI, this workshop aims at discussing it and raising its visibility.
Registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome to attend.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/wittgenstein-formal-sciences or contact José Antonio Pérez Escobar at jose.perez at gess.ethz.ch, or Deniz Sarikaya at deniz.sarikaya at uni-hamburg.de.
7 - 14 January 2022, Formal Ethics 2022 Conference (FE2022), VirtualLocation: Virtual
We are pleased to announce the eighth edition of the Formal Ethics conference series. Formal Ethics 2022 will be held online using Zoom this coming January 7th, 8th, 13th, and 14th (for most time zones). The keynote address will be given by Matthew Adler (Duke Law School). In addition, there will be sixteen contributed papers. Most of the papers were originally scheduled to be presented at the in-person Formal Ethics conference that was to be held at Vanderbilt University in 2020 but that was cancelled because of COVID.
Formal Ethics is a common denominator for the application of tools from logic, decision theory, game theory, and social choice theory to the analysis of concepts in moral and political philosophy and to the development of ethical theory. It is a rapidly growing field of research that goes back to the work of Kenneth Arrow, Amartya Sen, John Harsanyi, Georg Henrik von Wright, and others. The field has recently gained new impetus with formal work on non-classical logic, freedom and responsibility, population ethics, value theory, and the evolution of norms and conventions.For more information, see https://formalethics.org/schedule-formal-ethics-2020-21/ or contact Paul McNamara at Paul.McNamara at unh.edu.
3 - 5 January 2022, Seventeenth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM 2022), Online via Zoom (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)Location: Online via Zoom (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM), is a biennial meeting that fosters interactions between mathematics, theoretical computer science, and artificial intelligence. This will be the seventeenth Symposium in the series, sponsored by Florida Atlantic University and the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.
Due to the pandemic the three-day Symposium will take place online. ISAIM-2022 will feature invited speakers and special topic sessions. Registration is free but you need to register in advance so that you can get the Zoom links on a timely manner.
MoL and PhD defenses
16 May 2022, PhD Defense, Sonia RamotowskaTitle: Quantifying quantifier representations: Experimental studies, computational modeling, and individual differencesLocation: AgnietenkapelPromotor: prof. dr. S.J.L. SmetsCopromotor: dr. J. K. Szymanik, dr. L. van MaanenFor more information, contact Sonia Ramotowska at s.ramotowska at uva.nl.
1 April 2022, Master of Logic defense, Lukas FelderhoffTitle: Single-Peaked Electorates in Liquid DemocracyLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Davide Grossi & Sirin Botan
29 March 2022, Master of Logic defense, Zichen PengTitle: Simultaneous Substitution AlgebrasLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Piet Rodenburg
24 March 2022, Master of Logic defense, Nicolien JanssensTitle: The Role of Deliberation in Collective Decisions: A Formal PerspectiveLocation: OnlineSupervisor: Davide Grossi & Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci
7 March 2022, Master of Logic defense, James CarrTitle: Hereditary Structural Completeness over K4: Rybakov's Theorem RevisitedLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili
3 March 2022, Master of Logic defense, Kristoffer KalavainenTitle: A Knowledge Compilation approach to Judgement AggregationLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Ronald de Haan
18 February 2022, Master of Logic defense, Flavia NährlichTitle: Clause-embedding Predicates in GermanLocation: TBA (Science Park or online)Supervisor: Floris Roelofsen
31 January 2022, Master of Logic defense, Derek SoTitle: Frege's Identity ProblemLocation: Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Martin Stokhof
31 January 2022, Master of Logic defense, Daniela Loustalot KnappTitle: Justifying Matching OutcomesLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Ulle Endriss
Projects and Awards
A paper co-authored by Nick Bezhanishvili received the Italian Logic Society Best Paper Award
The paper "Profiniteness and representability of spectra of Heyting algebras", Advances in Mathematics, 391 (2021) co-authored by Nick Bezhanishvili with G. Bezhanishvili, T. Moraschini and M. Stronkowski, received the Ada Lettieri Best Paper Award by the Italian Logic Society.For more information, see https://www.ailalogica.it/premi/premio-ada-lettieri/.
ERC Starting Grant for Lorenz Demey
The ILLC congratulates Lorenz Demey with the ERC Starting grant for his research in logical geometry [the logic of aristotelian diagrams] at the KU Leuven. In the upcoming months various positions on the ECR project will be opened up, both PhD and Postdoc. For those interested: keep an eye on the ILLC News, as further information will be distributed soon.For more information, see https://nieuws.kuleuven.be/en/content/2022/three-erc-starting-grants-ku-leuven-researchers or contact Lorenz Demey at lorenz.demey at kuleuven.be.
NWO Veni for Jonas Groschwitz
We are pleased to announce that Jonas Groschwitz has been awarded an NWO Veni, to work on the project named "Helping computers say what they mean to say".For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/content/news/news/2021/12/veni-grants-for-nine-uva-researchers.html.
Funding, Grants and Competitions
NWO Small projects for NWA routes 21/22Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
Within this call for proposals, the route management of each NWA route can apply for funding for up to 3 small projects. These projects focus on an innovative idea, promotion of utilization of existing knowledge or synthesis of existing knowledge.For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/calls/small-projects-nwa-routes-21/22 or contact nwa-routes at nwo.nl.
Niels Stensen FellowshipDeadline: Sunday 1 May 2022
Since the 1960s, the Niels Stensen Fellowship has been awarded annually to outstanding researchers who recently received their PhD to enable them to gain research experience at a top university or institute abroad.
E.W. Beth Outstanding Dissertation Prize 2022Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022
Since 1998, the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI) has been awarding the annual E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Logic, Language, and Information, with financial support of the E.W. Beth Foundation. The prize consists of a certificate a donation of 3000 euros (provided by the E.W. Beth Foundation, and divided among the winners should there be more than one winner), and an invitation to submit the dissertation, possibly after revision, for publication in FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer).
In accordance with the aim of the Beth Foundation to continue and extend the work of the Dutch logician Evert Willem Beth, nominations are invited of outstanding dissertations on topics in the broad remit of ESSLLI, in logic, language, information and computation. Interdisciplinary dissertations with results impacting various of these research areas in their investigations are especially solicited. A Ph.D. dissertation on a related topic is eligible for the Beth Dissertation Prize 2022, if the degree was awarded between January 1st and December 31st, 2021. Self-nominations are not possible. The prize will be awarded by the chair of the FoLLI board at a ceremony during the 33rd ESSLLI summer school, in Galway, August 8-19, 2021.
ERC Advanced GrantDeadline: Thursday 28 April 2022
Are you an established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project? The ERC Advanced Grant could be for you.For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/funding/advanced-grants.
Call for Seed Grants: Fair and Resilient SocietiesDeadline: Friday 15 April 2022
The UvA-wide initiative on "Fair and Resilient Societies" seeks to stimulate interdisciplinary research on ways to promote a fair and resilient society that can guarantee the well-being of its citizens.
It has just issued a Call for Proposals for small seed grants (up to 15k, involving researchers from at least two faculties).
NWO ViciDeadline: Tuesday 12 April 2022
The NWO Talent Programme Vici is a grant for senior researchers who have demonstrated an ability to develop their own line of research.
The call is open for the mandatory pre proposals.
eXtended Reality Learning - Engage and Interact (IA)Deadline: Tuesday 5 April 2022
Proposals are invited for the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) action "A human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies 2022" (HORIZON-CL4-2022-HUMAN-01).
Proposals are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
- To develop innovative eXtended Reality applications for learning, training and education
- To test and support take-up of proven, successful eXtended Reality tools, making Europe a leader in cutting-edge technologies for education.
Horizon call "World Leading Data and Computing Technologies 2022"Deadline: Tuesday 5 April 2022
The submission session is now available for the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)Call "World Leading Data and Computing Technologies 2022" (HORIZON-CL4-2022-DATA-01) on "Methods for exploiting data and knowledge for extremely precise outcomes (analysis, prediction, decision support), reducing complexity and presenting insights in understandable way (RIA)".
The actions under this topic are expected to exploit “extreme data”: (defined as data that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics, to an extent that makes current technologies fail: increasing volume, speed, variety; complexity/diversity/multilinguality of data; the dispersed data sources; sparse/missing/insufficient data/extreme variations in values) to push the frontiers of analytics, prediction, simulation and visualisation to provide extremely precise, timely and useful results from data and knowledge, to support (human or automated) decision-making, saving lives or otherwise providing great positive impact (economic, societal, environmental) compared to traditional methods of decision making. Integrity and ethical aspects of the outcomes should be in line with the principles of responsible/trustworthy AI.
Call for Nominations: VvL Master's Thesis Award 2022Deadline: Wednesday 30 March 2022
The Dutch Association for Logic and Philosophy of the Exact Sciences (VvL) is happy to announce the establishment of the VvL Master's Thesis Award.
Any Master's thesis from the calendar year 2021 with a topic in logic or in philosophy of the exact sciences written as part of a Master's program at a Dutch university is eligible to be nominated for the Award. A thesis is eligible if the corresponding Master's graduation date lies between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. A thesis must be nominated by the supervisor(s). Submissions will be selected for the prize by the VvL Master’s thesis award committee based on their academic qualities. More than one prize may be awarded per edition.
We are looking forward to receiving many high quality submissions on a broad range of topics within logic and philosophy of the exact sciences.For more information, see here or at http://www.verenigingvoorlogica.nl/en/Thesis-Prize/ or contact Nick Bezhanishvili at N.Bezhanishvili at uva.nl.
ERC Consolidator GrantDeadline: Thursday 17 March 2022
Are you a scientist who wants to consolidate your independence by establishing a research team and continuing to develop a success career in Europe? The ERC Consolidator Grant could be for you. You can also apply if you have recently created an independent, excellent research team and want to strengthen it.For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/funding/consolidator-grants.
NIAS Individual FellowshipDeadline: Tuesday 15 March 2022
NIAS offers individual fellowships to scholars who wish to carry out independent research in the humanities and the social sciences. For five or ten months, scholars are offered time and space to work on their own research project as part of an interdisciplinary community.For more information, see https://nias.knaw.nl/fellowships/nias-individual-fellowship/ or contact selection at nias.knaw.nl.
ERC Calls 2023 – Tentative Dates
After two rounds of ERC grant competitions that followed an untypical schedule, the ERC intends to return to a normal calendar of calls under the Work Programme 2023. That Programme has yet to be approved, so the dates of the calls are still tentative and subject to change. However, to be transparent and to help applicants plan their work, they are publishing an indicative schedule of the various ERC grants.For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/news/calls-2023-tentative-dates.
KNAW Academy Early Career PartnershipsDeadline: Tuesday 1 February 2022
The Academy Early Career Partnerships programme was set up with the aim of encouraging researchers at the start of their careers to enter into or develop interdisciplinary collaborations in order to arrive at new fundamental research insights in all fields of science
A maximum of ten Partnerships are allocated annually. The allocation consists of a maximum of € 10,000 for organising a meeting at the Academy or at a location of choice.For more information, see https://www.knaw.nl/en/awards/funds/academy-early-career-partnerships or contact Dianne van Avendonk at wetenschapsfondsen at knaw.nl.
ABC Project grantDeadline: Monday 31 January 2022
ABC grants are intended to motivate and enhance interfaculty research collaborations that are of an interdisciplinary nature. The overall mission is to come to a better understanding of the mechanisms of cognition, from perception to decision making, from language to music, and from memory to consciousness. The ABC encourages collaborative projects in which more than one faculty is involved and where there is an integrated plan of how to address a key question in brain and cognitive sciences in an innovative and interdisciplinary fashion.
Interdisciplinary collaborative fellowships in History of Knowledge, Berlin (Germany)Deadline: Friday 28 January 2022
The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) wish to support pairs of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds to conduct collaborative research.
Researchers may apply from across the social sciences and the humanities. Proposals should investigate original research ideas and specify potential applications to real world problems, on regional or global scales. Each pair of scholars would preferably combine historical with contemporary perspectives on the sources and effects of knowledge formations, in scientific, humanistic, economic, social, technological, or environmental domains.
The awards are intended to provide a research stipend (to cover living costs plus reasonable research expenses) for a period of up to five months - with a core, mandatory period of four months commencing 1st March 2023 - for the purpose of working together on an interdisciplinary project, based in Berlin for the duration.For more information, see https://www.isrf.org/funding-opportunities/grant-competitions/cf1/.
FGW RIS Fund 2022-IDeadline: Thursday 27 January 2022
The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims at supporting staff with research time in their career development and expanding their opportunities to conduct research. Through the RIS Fund staff can apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen their track record for an upcoming grant application.For more information, see https://aihr.uva.nl/about-aihr/funding/ris/ris-fund.html or contact Simon Speksnijder at AIHR-fgw at uva.nl.
For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes 2022Deadline: Thursday 20 January 2022
L’Oréal Netherlands, the Netherlands Commission for Unesco and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) have joined hands to offer national prizes to young female researchers as part of the Netherlands L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science programme.
The aim of the Netherlands L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes is to advance the academic careers of young women researchers in the Netherlands holding a position as PhD candidate or postdoctoral fellow in STEM or Life Sciences, with a maximum of three years post-PhD academic experience.
The three annual prizes offers young women researchers an individual award of € 3,500, € 2,000 or € 1,000 in recognition of their academic achievements and future potential. The amount is to be spent on research-related activities at the discretion of the laureate. In addition, the first prize laureate of the Dutch Rising Talents Prize is entitled to be nominated for the International Rising Talents programme of FWIS.For more information, see https://khmw.nl/netherlands-loreal-unesco-for-women-in-science-rising-talent-prizes-2021/.
Faculty of ImpactDeadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022One of the ambitions of the Netherlands is to ensure that scientific research is also used to address societal issues and realise economic growth. Many scientific discoveries do not reach the market, partly because researchers often lack the experience and knowledge needed to make an innovation market-ready and set up a commercial organisation. Therefore, the Faculty of Impact offers an intensive, two-year programme for scientists who want to make an impact with their research and start their own business.For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/researchprogrammes/faculty-impact.
ERC Starting GrantDeadline: Thursday 13 January 2022
Are you a talented early-career scientist who has already produced excellent supervised work, is ready to work independently and shows potential to be a research leader? The ERC Starting Grant could be for you.For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/funding/starting-grants.
Open Positions at ILLC
Postdoctoral Researcher in Semantics: Linguistic Interpretation as AbductionDeadline: Sunday 8 May 2022
Are you a high potential young researcher with a PhD degree in Logic, Linguistics, Philosophy, Computational Linguistics, or a related discipline, and would you be interested to join us at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in order to investigate Linguistic Interpretation as Abduction? If so, we invite you to apply for this position.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-Researcher-in-Semantics-Linguistic-Interpretation-as-Abduction/745463202/ or contact Reinhard Muskens at r.a.muskens at gmail.com.
Postdoc Researcher in Computational Modeling of Multimodal Communication in Face-to-Face DialogueDeadline: Monday 2 May 2022
Are you interested in combining insights from cognitive science with computational linguistics? Do you have experience working with data-driven multimodal methods and / or computational approaches for analyzing dialogue? If you are excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment, with a team of friendly and enthusiastic colleagues, then you may want to join us.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoc-Researcher-in-Computational-Modeling-of-Multimodal-Communication-in-Face-to-Face-Dialogue/743073902/ or contact Raquel Fernández at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.
PhD Position at the Institute for Logic, Language and ComputationDeadline: Saturday 30 April 2022
The ILLC is a renowned research institute at the University of Amsterdam, in which researchers from the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science collaborate. ILLC’s central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from various disciplines concerned with information and information processing, such as (computational) linguistics, logic, mathematics, computer science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, musicology and philosophy.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-Position-at-the-Institute-for-Logic%2C-Language-and-Computation/744637602/ or contact Dingmar van Eck at d.vaneck at uva.nl.
PhD Position in Natural Language ProcessingDeadline: Tuesday 26 April 2022
The PhD position is part of a newly established collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and Meta AI (formerly Facebook AI) Research. The project focuses on the development of natural language processing and machine learning methods for automated detection of misinformation online.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-Position-in-Natural-Language-Processing/737035002/ or contact Dr. Katia Shutova at e.shutova at uva.nl.
PhD in Homotopy Type TheoryDeadline: Friday 15 April 2022
Do you have the technical skills and the passion for science to conduct cutting-edge research at the intersection of mathematics and computer science? We are looking for a PhD candidate for the research project The Power of Equality.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-in-Homotopy-Type-Theory/743389302/ or contact Benno van den Berg at B.vandenBerg3 at uva.nl.
Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Logic and LanguageDeadline: Monday 11 April 2022You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, one of the six research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. The position will be embedded within the department of philosophy in the capacity group of Logic & Language, Mind and Behaviour.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Assistant-Professor-in-Philosophy-of-Logic-and-Language/743050902/ or contact Dr. Luca Incurvati at L.Incurvati at uva.nl.
Postdoc in Sign Language LinguisticsDeadline: Monday 4 April 2022Do you have a PhD in Sign Language Linguistics? Are you proficient in at least one sign language yourself? Do you have experience collecting, annotating, and analyzing sign language data? And do you have a solid background in formal syntax and semantics? We are seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to investigate syntactic and semantic properties of questions across a broad range of sign languages through fieldwork and collaboration with an international network of sign language linguists.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoc-in-Sign-Language-Linguistics/744028502/ or contact Floris Roelofsen at F.Roelofsen at uva.nl.
PhD in Mathematical and Computational LogicDeadline: Thursday 31 March 2022Do you have the technical skills and the scientific interest to conduct cutting-edge research in logic? We are looking for a PhD candidate for the research unit Mathematical and Computational Logic.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-in-Mathematical-and-Computational-Logic/742421702/ or contact Prof. Dr. Yde Venema at Y.Venema at uva.nl.
PhD Position in Computational Linguistics / NLPDeadline: Sunday 27 March 2022Are you looking for a PhD position at the crossroads of linguistics, machine/deep learning, and cognitive science? If you are excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary and international environment, with smart and friendly colleagues, then you may want to join us.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-Position-in-Computational-Linguistics-NLP/743075902/ or contact Sandro Pezzelle at s.pezzelle at uva.nl.
Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Explainable AI for FinanceDeadline: Sunday 20 March 2022
Are you a passionate teacher and ambitious researcher working on questions relevant for applications at the intersection of responsible AI and finance? Are you looking for a faculty position in a stimulating academic environment? Then please read on.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professorship-in-Explainable-AI-for-Finance/742060302/ or contact Jelle Zuidema at w.h.zuidema at uva.nl.
PhD in Cyclic Proofs for Modal and Higher-order LogicDeadline: Monday 7 March 2022
Do you have the technical skills and the scientific interest to conduct cutting-edge research in logic? We are looking for a PhD candidate for the research project Cyclic Proofs for Modal and Higher-order Logic.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-in-Cyclic-Proofs-for-Modal-and-Higher-order-Logic/740454902/ or contact Bahareh Afshari at b.afshari at uva.nl.
PhD Researcher in Cognitive Psychology and Causal ModelingDeadline: Monday 21 February 2022Do you like/are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic setting? The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation is looking to fill one PhD postion in the research project The biased reality of online media – Using stereotypes to make media manipulation visible of Katrin Schulz and Leendert van Maanen.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-Researcher-Cognitive-Psychology-and-Causal-Modeling/740379102/ or contact Katrin Schulz at k.schulz at uva.nl.
Web Developer Back-end Engineer for Music Related Citizen Science InfrastructureDeadline: Tuesday 15 February 2022Are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic interdisciplinary team? The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced back-end engineer, contributing to the development of a flexible and sustainable infrastructure for MUSic-related Citizen Science Listening Experiments (MUSCLE). The project is funded by a PDI-SSH grant awarded to the Music Cognition Group (MCG), part of the research unit Language & Music Cognition (LMC), at the ILLC.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Web-Developer-Back-end-Engineer-for-Music-Related-Citizen-Science-Infrastructure/738928502/ or contact Henkjan Honing at H.J.Honing at uva.nl.
Multiple Faculty Positions in Theoretical Computer ScienceDeadline: Monday 7 February 2022
Are you working at the forefront of theoretical computer science and are you equally passionate about research and teaching in this field? Are you looking forward to taking the next step in your career and are you excited about joining a renowned interdisciplinary research institute with a strong international orientation?
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is seeking to significantly strengthen its profile in the domain of theoretical computer science by appointing two new faculty members in this area. One appointment will be made at either the Full Professor or the Associate Professor level, and another at either the Associate Professor or the Assistant Professor level.
We are looking for outstanding academics, with a strong track record in research (relative to the level of seniority of the applicant) and a true dedication to first-class teaching. We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of two years, with the intention of converting it into a permanent contract after a positive assessment.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Faculty-Positions-in-Theoretical-Computer-Science/737826402/ or contact Prof. dr. Ulle Endriss at U.Endriss at uva.nl.
PhD in Sign Language LinguisticsDeadline: Monday 10 January 2022
Are you passionate about Sign Language Linguistics? Are you proficient in at least one sign language yourself? Do you have experience collecting, annotating, and analyzing sign language data? And do you have a solid background in formal syntax and semantics? We are seeking a PhD candidate to investigate syntactic and semantic properties of questions across a broad range of sign languages through fieldwork and collaboration with an international network of sign language linguists.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-in-Sign-Language-Linguistics/736182802/ or contact Floris Roelofsen at F.Roelofsen. at uva.nl.
Assistant Professor in Experimental Methods for AI in Logic and LanguageDeadline: Saturday 1 January 2022
Do you combine a knowledge of natural language semantics with that of experimental methods and their statistical analysis? Are you an expert in the use of causality and/or bias in Artificial Intelligence? Do you have a track record of publishing in leading journals in Logic, Language and/or Artificial Intelligence? Are you an inspiring teacher who is competent to teach a wide variety of courses in the areas of logic and natural language analysis, as well as Human(e) AI? Do you have an excellent command of both English and Dutch?For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Assistant-Professor-in-Experimental-Methods-for-AI-in-Logic-and-Language/736130202/ or contact Sonja Smets at s.j.l.smets at uva.nl.
Open Positions, General
2 PhD positions on Visual Dialogue Models, Trento (Italy)Deadline: Monday 16 May 2022
At the University of Trento, we are opening 2 PhD positions, one at the Computer Science Department (DISI) and the other at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), to run projects on Visual Dialogue Models. At least one of the two projects will be run in collaboration with Amazon Alexa (in Berlin) and focus on Adaptive Multimodal conversational agents.The call for the position at DISI will close on May 16th. The one at CIMeC will open soon.For more information, see here or at https://iecs.unitn.it/education/admission/call-for-application or contact Raffaella Bernardi at raffaella.bernardi at unitn.it.
Postdoctoral position in smart contract security analysis using formal methods, Warsaw (Poland)Deadline: Sunday 15 May 2022
The Cryptography and Blockchain Lab at the University of Warsaw, Poland, is looking for a post-doc/senior researcher in an Advanced Grant 'PROCONTRA' funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by Stefan Dziembowski. The task of the successful candidate will be to substantially contribute to our efforts of formally verifying cryptographic protocols that interact with smart contracts deployed on blockchains. We are currently focusing on applying proof assistants and automated provers (such as Coq, Easycrypt, Why3) to achieve this goal. We aim to formalize cryptography using the Universal Composability framework. Still, a successful candidate will be given substantial academic freedom and can work on various research problems related to the project's central theme.
We require good background on formal verification, documented by publications. Knowledge of cryptography is a plus but is not required. We offer an internationally competitive salary, a substantial budget for travel and equipment, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts. The funding is available until the end of 2025, and the position can last until then (this is subject to negotiations).
Postdoctoral position in contradictory logics, Bochum (Germany)Deadline: Sunday 15 May 2022
Within the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant "Contradictory Logics: A Radical Challenge to Logical Orthodoxy" (Prof. Heinrich Wansing), the following position is available at the Ruhr University Bochum: Post-doctoral position (3 years, 39.83 hours per week).
For the subproject on experiments related to contradictory logics, a postdoc is sought with excellent knowledge in experimental philosophy and solid knowledge in non-classical logic and philosophy of language. The project will study certain contra-classical logics, namely non-trivial inconsistent connexive logics, bi- and tri-lattice logics, logics with double negation as negation, and Abelian logics. The goal of the project is to gain systematic and detailed insights into the extent to which competent speakers of a natural language (by default English and by contrast a non-Indo-European language such as Turkish or Japanese) respond positively to (instances of) provable contradictions. The postdoc is expected to be familiar with scope distinctions and phenomena such as negative concord.
PhD student position in computational logic, Linz (Austria)Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022
At the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, applications are invited for one 4-year PhD position in computational logic in the frame of the project "Symbolic Techniques for Quantitative Extensions of Equality" funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).For more information, see https://www.risc.jku.at/projects/squee/.
Postdoctoral position on reactive synthesis, Gothenburg (Sweden)Deadline: Monday 2 May 2022
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Gothenburg to work with Professor Nir Piterman on Reactive Synthesis.
The position is part of the ERC Consolidator funded project "D-SynMA: Distributed Synthesis from Single to Multiple Agents". The aims of the project are to develop theoretical foundations that will enable to apply reactive synthesis from temporal specifications to work for multiple agents. This includes studying two-player games and their solutions, modelling solutions for interacting agents, and studies of temporal and modal logic.
Call for 10 PhD Positions in Computer Science at TU Wien, Vienna, AustriaDeadline: Saturday 30 April 2022
The novel interdisciplinary Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND doctoral training programme LogiCS@TUWien – Logics for Computer Science Program at TU Wien, co-funded by the European Commission, offers 10 full-time PhD positions.
The programme provides a 4-year doctoral training for international PhD candidates within an English-language curriculum. The doctoral positions are open to international high-potential early-stage researchers with a strong background in Logical Methods in Computer Science and their applications in areas like Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Verification, Algorithms, Knowledge Representation and Computational Logic.
Each PhD candidate will be supervised by at least one of the LogiCS@TUWien
professors, see http://www.vcla.at/msca/supervisors/. We are looking for exceptional candidates to allocate twenty positions as a university assistant (Pre-Doc) for 4 years for 40 hours/week. Expected start: June-September 2022.For more information, see http://www.vcla.at/2022/03/second-call-20-phd-positions-for-logicstuwien/ or contact Dr. Anna Prianichnikova at anna.prianichnikova at tuwien.ac.at.
Postdoctoral position on planning with others' beliefs and goals, Toulouse (France)Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022
Coming up with plans to achieve their goals---and more generally deciding and learning how to act---are fundamental problems for intelligent agents. The traditional focus of AI planning is the generation of plans for an individual agent under the hypothesis that no other agent intervenes and that the planning agent has perfect knowledge of the environment and action pre- and postconditions. More expressive forms of planning should include things such as reasoning about other agents' beliefs, goals, intentions and actions ('theory of mind'); learning from past experiences; monitoring the actual outcome of actions and learning possibly unexpected outcomes and dealing with such new outcomes. Formal tools such as logics of knowledge and belief, logics of goals, intentions and actions, game theory, and learning can be expected to be building blocks of such formalisms.
We are looking for a candidate with a background in knowledge representation and/or machine learning who is interested in their integration in the context of planning. Applicants should propose a short research project related to the above themes, possibly relating it to previous work of ours where we have contributed to epistemic planning and to planning inspired from Bratman's theory of intention. The duration of the contract is 18 months (possibly with an extension). Gross salary is between 2.663E (about 2.131E net) and 3.783E (about 3.027E net), depending on the experience of the candidate. Starting date is September 1, 2022.For more information, see https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5505-CHLBOU-049/Default.aspx?lang=EN or contact Andreas.Herzig at irit.fr.
Two assistant professorships (1fte) in theoretical philosophy at Utrecht UniversityDeadline: Friday 22 April 2022
Utrecht University offers two full-time positions at the level of Assistant Professor, which are both situated in the group Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
We are looking for candidates with research expertise and teaching competence in at least one of the following areas:
- philosophical or mathematical logic
- philosophy and foundations of mathematics
- philosophy and logic in artificial intelligence
- philosophy of language
- philosophy of mind
- epistemology and philosophy of science
The application deadline is 22 April 2022.
Employment will become effective in September 2022, although a different starting date is negotiable.
PhD position Game Theory and Computational Social Choice on Blockchain, University of Liverpool (UK)Deadline: Monday 18 April 2022
Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship on Game Theory and Computational Social Choice on Blockchain at the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the blockchain technology company IOHK. The selected candidate will be advised by Aris Filos-Ratsikas and Rahul Savani from the University of Liverpool, and Philip Lazos from IOHK.
PhD student position in finite model theory for many valued logics, St Lucia (Australia)Deadline: Thursday 14 April 2022
This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.
Data available for collection in the real world is very often not a matter of yes or no, not a matter of all or nothing, but actually a matter of degrees. There is a growing need to represent this information in graded databases. Moreover, real-world data usually involves only finitely-many objects. Mathematical logic offers precise syntactic tools via logical languages that allow for expressing and querying information, which has already proved its power in the case of finite databases with binary yes-or-no properties with the deep development of classical finite model theory. On another research stream, mathematical fuzzy logic has developed a wealth of results about logical tools for general (possibly infinite) graded structures. However, graded finite structures pose specific difficulties that do not allow a straightforward application of general results. In this project, we want to fill this obvious theoretical gap by putting forward a mathematically ambitious study of graded finite structures, which may turn out to be crucial for a wider applicability of mathematical logic.For more information, see https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/project/finite-model-theory-many-valued-logics or contact Dr Guillermo Badia at g.badia at uq.edu.au.
Assistant/Associate Professorship in Science Studies, Aarhus (Denmark)Deadline: Wednesday 13 April 2022
The Centre for Science Studies at the Mathematics Department of Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in science studies with a special focus on the study of fields such as computational and data sciences, the development and application of digital technologies, and digitalization. We seek applicants with academic expertise in either history of science, history of technology, sociology of science, philosophy of science, science and technology studies (STS), or related fields.
Lecturer in Symbolic AI for Autonomous Systems, Manchester (UK)Deadline: Monday 11 April 2022
An exciting opportunity to join the University of Manchester’s activities in symbolic AI, particularly relating to autonomous systems, multi-agent systems, agent-based systems and AI planning. You will join the Autonomy and Verification group and be part of the wider pan-university community tackling
autonomy and verification.
The University is investing heavily for the future, with focus on areas of national importance such as health, security, smart cities, robotics, advanced materials and data-intensive sciences such as physics, astronomy and biology. As a member of staff you will contribute to our international portfolio of research in the Autonomy and Verification (A&V) group and be willing to engage across discipline boundaries to apply your work.For more information, see https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=21931 or contact Louise Dennis at louise.dennis at manchester.ac.uk.
PhD student position on proof theory and verification of legal software, BarcelonaDeadline: Sunday 3 April 2022
The University of Barcelona offers a 3 year PhD position in collaboration with the Catalan industrial sector. The industrial component of the PhD revolves around the development and verification of legal software in Coq within Formal Vindications SL (formalvindications.com). This work will be complemented with the formalisation of parts of logic/mathematics and possibly research of a less applied nature.
As such, there are two possible tracks:
(1) The PhD student proposes an external supervisor with whom to work on academic Coq-related questions (such as verified extraction, or others);
(2) The PhD student works under the supervision of Joost J. Joosten (joostjjoosten.nl) in the area of proof theory and formal logic for the academic part of the thesis.
PhD Position in Computational Social Choice, Paris-Dauphine University (France)Deadline: Friday 1 April 2022
We are looking for candidates for a PhD position at LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine, on the subject of Aggregating Classifications: Theory and Computation. Students with a Master's degree who have received formal education in quantitative subjects such as Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics with an interest in a career in applied theoretical research are welcome to apply.For more information, see https://github.com/oliviercailloux/Aggregating-Classifications/blob/main/Aggregating%20Classifications.adoc.
Postdoctoral Researcher on AI and HumanitiesDeadline: Thursday 31 March 2022
The Research Priority Area in Humane AI at the University of Amsterdam currently has a vacant Postdoc researcher position. The position is to be affiliated with one of the research schools within the faculty of Humanities, i.e. the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation or one of the schools in the Amsterdam Institute of Humanities Research.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-Researcher-on-AI-and-Humanities/742333502/ or contact Tobias Blanke at t.blanke at uva.nl.
PhD Scholarship in Declarative Problem SolvingDeadline: Thursday 31 March 2022
The AI Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels invites applications for a PhD scholarship at the Knowledge Representation and reasoning research group. Currently, there is one open position in the the FRESCO project, which aims to develop explanation mechanisms for combiantorial search or opitimization problems (for instance in the context of sat solving, constraint solving, pseudo-boolean solving, ...). The goal of this project is to come up with a framework that allows such solvers not just to find good solutions quickly, but also to explain to their users why this is a good solution, why it is the only solution, or why no solutions exist. Some preliminary work in this direction can be found in this paper and is summarized in this presentation. A particular long-term interest is the question how these explanations can be used to improve interactive configuration tools.For more information, see http://bartbogaerts.eu/jobs/2201-ScholarshipFRESCO.php or contact Bart Bogaerts at Bart.bogaerts at vub.be.
Postdoctoral position in automata theory, Warsaw (Poland)Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022
A postdoc position is available at the University of Warsaw in the project "Data-enriched models of computation" (funded by NCN, principal investigator: Prof. Sławomir Lasota). Starting date: As soon as possible. Duration: one year, possible extension to another year. The projectaims at advancing theoretical foundations at the borderline between automata theory, concurrency and verification.
The ideal candidate is expected to have: a PhD degree or equivalent in computer science or math - Solid background in formal methods and automata theory - Significant publication record - Strong motivation for research work in foundations of computer science - Advanced skills in written and spoken English. We promise, except for very competitive salary, a vibrant working atmosphere in the automata group at the University of Warsaw, and exciting and challenging research problems.For more information, see https://irk.uw.edu.pl/en-gb/offer/SzD2020/programme/3-SzD-NSP-WSDMI-Modele/ or contact sl at mimuw.edu.pl.
PhD position in in Number Theory and Formalization, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)Deadline: Tuesday 29 March 2022
The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully-funded, 4-year PhD position in Number Theory and Formalization.
The preferred starting date is in the period 1 May - 1 September 2022.For more information, see https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/phd-position-number-theory-and-formalization/70lg5t or contact Sander Dahmen at s.r.dahmen at vu.nl.
Postdoctoral position in metamathematics of substructural modal logics, Prague (Czech Republic)Deadline: Sunday 20 March 2022
A postdoc/junior researcher position is available to join the Logic Group at the ICS for the project "Metamathematics of substructural modal logics". We are looking for a researchers ready to conduct unsupervised research in close collaboration with members of the project team and the Logic group, within the area of the project.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a first cut-off point on 20. 3. 2022. Starting date: July 1, 2022 or upon agreement. Duration: 18â-30 months (with the possibility of follow-up tenure-track application).For more information, see https://www.cs.cas.cz/job-offer/postdoc-junior-position-Logic-Cintula-2022/en.
Lectureship in logical & semantic foundations of computing, Sheffield (England)Deadline: Wednesday 16 March 2022
The University of Sheffield is seeking candidates with an outstanding record of scholarship in the logical and semantic foundations of computing, and in particular hardware and software verification. You will work within the Verification Group, a well-established research group in the Department of Computer Science which currently hosts six members of staff and one Research Assistant.
Current research ranges from the mathematical and logical foundations of computing to practical verification methods and tools to support these. Particular strengths of the group include the semantic, algebraic and categorical foundations of concurrent and distributed systems, computational logics, finite model theory and descriptive complexity, formal methods for hardware and software systems, verification of quantitative systems, verification of hybrid and cyber physical systems, verification of multi-core programs and weak memory models, as well as interactive and automated theorem proving. To expand and complement these strengths we encourage applications in any of the fields mentioned above, and beyond.For more information, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CLF125/lecturer-in-verification.
Six positions (lecturer, researcher, assistant/associate professor) at the interface between maths, CS, and physics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Monday 14 March 2022
The Mathematical Institute, the Department of Information and Computing Sciences, and the Department of Physics at the University of Utrecht currently offer 6 positions (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) at the level of lecturer/researcher, assistant or associate professor. The main goal of these positions is to stimulate increased collaboration and cross-fertilization to further strengthen the ties between these fundamental disciplines.
Postdoctoral position in maths, CS, or economics, Warsaw (Poland)Deadline: Friday 11 March 2022
University of Warsaw offers postdoc positions in broadly understood computer science, mathematics, and economics. The successful candidate will establish collaboration with a selected research group at University of Warsaw. In Computer Science, The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics has large research teams in algorithms, logic and automata, and computational biology. There is also a growing number of successful smaller groups in diverse areas including cryptography, distributed systems, game theory, and machine learning.
Duration: 12 months, extendable to 24 months, subject to a successful evaluation Salary: 12000 PLN (~2600 EUR) gross / month. Note that the requirements include a PhD degree obtained in the last 5 years.For more information, see https://jobs.uw.edu.pl/en-gb/offer/SOB/programme/UW_IDUB_2021_80/ or contact Prof. Lukasz Kowalik at kowalik at mimuw.edu.pl.
PhD student position in PaduaDeadline: Tuesday 8 March 2022
1 fully funded PhD fellowship in Padua. Research topics could be on: The Semantics of Natural and Artifactual Kind Terms, The Metaphysics of Natural Objects and Artifacts, or related topics.For more information, see here or at https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/mod/page/view.php?id=265065 or contact Massimiliano Carrara at massimiliano.carrara at unipd.it.
Research Fellowship in Software Engineering & Verification (3y), Manchester (England)Deadline: Monday 7 March 2022
The Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK is looking for an experienced researcher who has a strong track record of relevant research and is capable of implementing and advancing research across the Autonomy and Verification network. Candidates will need excellent research within several of formal verification, autonomous systems, agent-based systems, software architectures, or logics, and must also be able to develop and extend research activities, engagement and collaborations.
This opportunity is linked to the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies held by Prof. Michael Fisher. The successful candidate will assist in shaping and conducting this research programme around software engineering and verification, with a particular focus on autonomous systems, robots/vehicles and practical formal verification. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with, and develop new directions for research with, external partners such as companies, academic groups and non-governmental organisations.For more information, see https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=21650 or contact Prof. Michael Fisher at michael.fisher at manchester.ac.uk.
PhD student position in logical approach to verification, Sheffield (England)Deadline: Thursday 3 March 2022
I am looking for a motivated PhD student to join the Verification group of the University of Sheffield. The topic of the PhD project is quite flexible, but should relate to logical theory of verification. The Studentship will cover tuition fees at the UK rate and provide a tax-free stipend at the standard UKRC rate (currently £15,609 for 2021/22) for three and a half years. International students are eligible to apply, however will have to pay the difference between the UK and Overseas tuition fees. Possible times to start: ASAP/Spring 2022/Autumn 2022.For more information, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CLH126/phd-studentship-logical-approach-to-verification-of-hyperproperties or contact Dr Jonni Virtema at j.t.virtema at sheffield.ac.
Senior Postdoctoral Research position in Language in Interaction, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022
The Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction' invites applications for two senior postdoctoral positions. We are looking for highly motivated candidates 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 behavior. You will contribute to the integration of empirical research in our consortium and will aid in the coordination of 'Theory of Language' meetings in which cutting edge research is discussed by consortium researchers. You will act in close collaboration with Peter Hagoort, programme director of the consortium.
You will be appointed at one of two participating institutes: The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen or the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging), also located in Nijmegen. The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.Starting date: June 30th 2022 for a period of maximally 24 months.For more information, see https://www.languageininteraction.nl/2-senior-postdoc-positions-for-the-dutch-research-consortium-language-in-interaction-10-fte/ or contact Prof. dr. Peter Hagoort at peter.hagoort at donders.ru.nl.
Lectureships (3y) in philosophy of science and epistemology, Munich (Germany)Deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022
The Chair of Philosophy of Science (Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann) and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) in the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion is seeking applications for two Lecturer Positions (equivalent to Assistant Professorship) for three years, non-tenure track, full time, and starting on October 1, 2022.For more information, see https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/ass_prof_lswt_2022/.
Senior Lectureship in Logic, Gothenburg (Sweden)Deadline: Monday 28 February 2022
We're looking for a Senior Lecturer in Logic to be employed at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
This is a permanent position with the possibility to be promoted to full professor. Swedish skills are not required at the start of the employment.
Associate Professorship in knowledge, AI, NLP, Paris (France)Deadline: Monday 28 February 2022
Télécom Paris offers a full-time tenured academic position as Associate Professor in the area of Artificial Intelligence, with a focus on knowledge, AI, and NLP. The candidate will join the DIG team (Data, Intelligence, Graphs) starting September 2022.
The candidate is expected to have strong skills in at least one of the following fields: - Natural Language Processing - Knowledge representation - Logic, reasoning - Online learning - Data exploration - Cognitive modeling.
Postdoctoral position in data linking, Toulouse (France)Deadline: Friday 18 February 2022
Data linking is the scientific challenge of automatically establishing typed links between the entities of two or more structured datasets. A variety of complex data linking systems exists, evaluated on public benchmarks. While they have allowed for the generation of vast amounts of linked data in the context of various dedicated projects, data generic systems often have limited applicability in many real-world scenarios, where data are highly heterogeneous and domain-specific. The ANR project DACE-DL (DAta-CEntric AI-driven Data Linking) targets a paradigm shift in the data linking field with a data-centric bottom-up methodology relying on machine learning and representation learning models. We hypothesize there exists a finite number of identifiable and generalisable linking problem types (LPTs), that we need to categorize and analyse to provide better linking results.
Starting period: January 2022 - duration of 24 months. Localization : Institut de Recherche en informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Science, a strong background in semantic web technologies, ontology matching and data linking. Fluency in written / spoken English is required too. A good publication record and strong programming skills will be a plus.
Contact:For more information, see http://w3.erss.univ-tlse2.fr/membre/tanguy/offres/PD307.txt or contact Cassia Trojahn at cassia.trojahn at irit.fr, or Olivier Teste at olivier.teste at irit.fr.
Two PhD student positions: belief revision / model checking, Toulouse (France)
Two PhD projects are proposed by the LILaC research group at IRIT, at the University of Toulouse, France:
1) Belief revision for modal and epistemic logic. Supervisory team: Johnathan Ben-naim and Andreas Herzig (bennaim at irit.fr , herzig at irit.fr)
2) Model checking and automated mechanism design. Supervisory team: Guillaume Feuillade and Laurent Perrussel (guillaume.feuillade at irit.fr, laurent.perrussel at ut-capitole.fr)
The selection of applicants will be in two steps: first at department level (April), then an interview at the doctoral school level (May). For more information and for applications please write to the contact persons of the relevant project.
Postdoctoral position on automated reasoning with legal entities, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)Deadline: Tuesday 15 February 2022
The goal of the project "Automated Reasoning with Legal Entities" (AuReLeE) is to provide effective and general means for the automation of normative reasoning processes based on legal knowledge bases. To this end, in the project the hired Postdoc will design (and optimally implement) reasoning mechanisms for normative logics, in particular norm-based deontic logics. These decision procedures will be combined with a flexible approach to import and re-use existing knowledge bases for their employment as underlying contexts for the normative reasoning tasks. The results of AuReLeE aim at allowing the full utilization of existing legal knowledge bases? potential for compliance checking.
AuReLeE is conducted at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine of the University of Luxembourg. It is hosted by the Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) research group at the Department of Computer Science. AuReLeE is funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) under grant CORE AuReLeE (C20/IS/14616644).
Expected profile: A PhD degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Mathematics, with a focus on computational logic, automated reasoning, symbolic logic or artificial intelligence, with evidence of high quality research including a demonstrated track record in quality publications, an da solid background in at least one of: computational logic, proof theory, automated reasoning, normative logics. Starting date: As soon as possible after 01.01.2022. Contract type: fixed-term 14 months. Work hours: full time 40.0 hours per week. Location: MNO, Belval, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg.For more information, see https://recruitment.uni.lu/en/details.html?nPostingId=71296&nPostingTargetId=102919&id=QMUFK026203F3VBQB7V7VV4S8&LG=UK&mask=karriereseiten&sType=Social%20Recruiting or contact Leon van der Torre at leon.vanderorre at uni.lu, or Alexander Steen at alexander.steen at uni.lu.
PhD student position on non-monotonic reasoning for personal agents, Twente (The Netherlands)Deadline: Friday 11 February 2022
Digital information technologies should align with the user's needs and values. To achieve this, personal agents need to model the user's informational and motivational attitudes such as goals, values, norms, beliefs, and their interrelations in order to derive support actions that are aligned with the user. We offer a fully funded 4-year PhD position to investigate how non-monotonic reasoning techniques such as belief revision, argumentation, defeasible reasoning, inconsistency handling, and reasoning about actions can be employed for user modelling in the context of personal agents. Questions that can be addressed are for example: Which types of update operations on user models are required? Is a new norm in conflict with existing desired behaviors? Can belief revision techniques be adapted for run-time norm revision? With this we lay the foundations for flexible and value-aligned personal agents that give people agency over their lives with digital technology.
The position is associated with the Hybrid Intelligence Centre, a 10-year Dutch national research program which investigates how we can create AI that augments, instead of replaces human intelligence. The position is embedded in the Human Media Interaction (HMI) department at University of Twente. HMI is a friendly and welcoming research group, with attention to employee wellbeing. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO). The preferred starting date is between May 1st 2022 and September 1st 2022.For more information, see https://utwentecareers.nl/en/vacancies/334/phd-position-on-non-monotonic-reasoning-for-personal-agents/ or contact Birna van Riemsdijk at m.b.vanriemsdijk at utwente.nl.
Postdoc positions in TCS at University of CopenhagenDeadline: Sunday 6 February 2022
The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for several postdoc positions in theoretical computer science.
We are looking for outstanding junior researchers with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While our focus in on foundational research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.
These postdoc positions are full-time research positions for an intended duration of two years. Teaching of advanced courses is encouraged but not required. Travel funding is included, and we will also start receiving visitors again on a regular basis as soon as the Covid-19 situation permits. The starting date is flexible from April to September 2022.For more information, see http://www.jakobnordstrom.se/openings/Postdoc-UCPH-220206.html or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jn at di.ku.dk, Rasmus Pagh at pagh at di.ku.dk, Mikkel Abrahamsen at miab at di.ku.dk, or Mikkel Thorup at mthorup at di.ku.dk.
Postdoctoral position (2y) in quantum programming & formal methods, Paris (France)Deadline: Tuesday 1 February 2022
The emerging quantum software group @ CEA List, Universite Paris-Saclay, offers a two years fully-funded postdoctoral position at the crossroad of quantum programming, program analysis and formal methods.
Our long term goal is to design and develop formal techniques and tools enabling productive and certified quantum programming. Especially, we develop Qbricks, a proof of concept environment for formally verified quantum programming language. Adapting the best practice for classical computing formal verification, our recent development of Qbricks enables formal specification and verification for quantum programming with ideal qubits. The goal of this post-doctoral position is to extend this practice to quantum compilation and physical qubits implementations. Possibilities include, among others, error correction mechanisms in certified quantum code, together with specifications and reasoning technique for certifying its reliability, automatized certified optimizer for quantum circuits, hardware agnostic assembly language together with its compiler, qubit mapping, etc.
Keywords: quantum programming, compilation, optimization, formal verification, deductive verification.For more information, see https://qbricks.github.io/#postdoc-open-position-2-years--verified-compilation or contact Christophe Chareton at christophe.chareton at cea.fr.
Two PhD positions in theoretical computer science at LTH, Lund (Sweden)Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022
The Department of Computer Science at LTH, Lund University invites applications for two PhD positions in theoretical computer science with focus on computational complexity and algorithms. These are four-year full-time employed positions (including travel money) that come with an internationally very competitive salary. The PhD students will be working in the research group of Susanna de Rezende.
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is located in the Öresund area, which is offering one of the strongest and most exciting environments in computational complexity research in Europe. There is extensive collaboration with the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on the other side of the Öresund Bridge. In particular, we will be collaborating with the MIAO research group, which is active at both Lund University and the University of Copenhagen. The PhD students can also look forward to interacting with the five additional faculty in complexity theory in Copenhagen, together with their students and postdocs, as well as with the algorithms group at the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre.For more information, see https://derezende.github.io/openpositions/PhD.html or contact Susanna de Rezende at susanna.rezende at cs.lth.se.
PhD student position on modal logic for granularity, Leeds (England)Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022
A PhD student position on the topic "Modal logic for granularity (level of detail), with applications to spatial representation and reasoning in AI." is eligible for a scholarship.
The School of Computing at Leeds University will be holding a competition for four EPSRC DTP scholarships available to new PhD students. These scholarships include fees and stipends at the standard EPSRC rate. Two of these scholarships will be funded for 4 years and are specifically for research topics within the remit of Mathematical Sciences. International students are eligible for one of these two scholarships. The other two scholarships will be funded for 3.5 years and there is no special restriction on the research topics. International students are eligible for one of these two scholarships.For more information, see https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/1155-modal-logic-for-granularity-level-of-detail-with-applications-to-spatial-representation-and-reasoning-in-ai or contact Dr John Stell at j.g.stell at leeds.ac.uk.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy and/or History of ScienceLocation: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Monday 31 January 2022
The Chair for Philosophy and History of Science (Prof. Helmut Pulte) at Ruhr University Bochum seeks to appoint an excellent Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Assistant Professor in philosophy and/or history of science. A completed PhD with above-average marks in one of these areas is required. We particularly welcome applicants from philosophy and history of mathematics or physics with a profile in "integrative history and philosophy of science".
The full-time position is offered for three years (with possible extension). The salary is based on the German public service pay-grade TVL E13 (100%). The aspired date of appointment is 1 April 2022.For more information, see https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/mam/wtundwg/postdoc_stellenausschreibung_2022_en.pdf.
Tenure-track assistant professorship in complexity theory in CopenhagenDeadline: Sunday 30 January 2022
The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in computational complexity theory. We are looking for an outstanding junior researcher with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU.
This is a world-leading research environment (currently ranked 6th worldwide in algorithms and complexity by CSrankings.org), with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, CCC, and SODA. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While the focus in on foundational research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.For more information, see https://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/?show=155457 or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jn at di.ku.dk.
PhD and Postdoc Positions on Intelligent Handling of Imperfect Data, Bordeaux (France)Deadline: Sunday 30 January 2022
One 2-year postdoctoral position and two 3-year PhD positions are available at the LaBRI computer science laboratory in Bordeaux, France. Successful applicants will take part in the "Intelligent Handling of Imperfect Data" (INTENDED) AI Chair project (2020-2025), whose aim is to develop principled methods for handling inconsistent, incomplete, and/or uncertain data. The project brings together experts on logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning, database theory, and medical informatics to explore how to exploit formally represented knowledge (constraints, ontologies) and logical reasoning to holistically tackle a range of data quality issues. While there is some flexibility on the exact starting dates, the PhD positions should start no later than October 1, 2022, and can be optionally preceded by a 4-6 month funded internship (starting February / March 2022). Interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible for full consideration.
Postdoctoral research scholarship in mathematics, Lisbon (Portugal)Deadline: Friday 28 January 2022
One postdoctoral research scholarship is opened within the scope of the R&D Unit "Center for Mathematics and Applications" (CMA) (UI/297/2020),. This international call for hiring a postdoctoral research scholarship is in the scientific area of Mathematics with specialization in Algebra and Combinatorics or Logic and Computer Science. The candidates should present a work plan related to the research topics developed in the research sub-area of CMA, Algebra and Logic and indicate possible CMA researcher(s) with whom they plan to develop the work plan. The successful candidate will have to take an active part in the research activities of the group of CMA in Algebra and Logic.For more information, see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/713666.
(Associate) Professorship in Automated Verification, Oxford (England)Deadline: Friday 21 January 2022
Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Automated Verification in the Department of Computer Science and Trinity College, to start before October 2022. The successful candidate will also be appointed as a Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science at Trinity College, and will be responsible for the organisation and teaching of their subject within the College.
You will be a member of both the University and the College community, part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community with access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. You will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College as a charity. You will be expected to engage in independent and original research aligned with the Automated Verification research theme, to secure funding and engage in the management of research projects and disseminate research of the highest international standard through publications, conferences and seminars. You will also contribute to teaching on the Department?s highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes.For more information, see http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/1976-full.html.
PhD student position in logical modelling, London (England)Deadline: Monday 17 January 2022
The PPLV group at UCL in London is looking for a PhD student in logic. The project is to work on logic as basis for system modelling. The logical systems of interest as a basis for this work are likely to include dynamic, epistemic, deontic, and doxastic approaches, with case studies in security and policy modelling. The project is expected to require both theoretical work in logic and more applied work in modelling, with a particular focus on systems security models and security policy models.
The studentship will be part of UCL's Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cybersecurity. The CDT requires that all students engage in an advanced interdisciplinary programme in security during their first year. This programme provides an excellent context for students' specific research projects. Although most of the CDT's funding is for UK nationals, international candidates can also be considered.
Teacher position in Logic & Multi-Agent systems, Groningen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 16 January 2022
In the Department of AI at the University of Groningen, we are looking for a teacher (0.8-1.0 fte) in the area of Logic and Multi-Agent Systems, to teach courses and supervise students in our BSc and MSc programs in AI and Computational Cognitive Science.
A background in Logic and/or Multi-Agent Systems is required (e.g., Master of Logic, MSc or PhD in AI).For more information, see https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-opportunities/?details=00347-02S0008VAP or contact F. Cnossen at f.cnossen at rug.nl.
Two postdoctoral positions (2y) in epistemic & semantic commitments of foundational theories, Warsaw (Poland)Deadline: Saturday 15 January 2022
The University of Warsaw, Poland has an Open Call for up to 2 fully funded Postdoc positions (each for 2 years) within the project 'Epistemic and semantic commitments of foundational theories" (Principal investigator: Prof. Cezary Cieslinski). The main objective of the project is to provide a deep conceptual and formal analysis of the notion of commitments of a foundational theory, where the latter expression stands for a theory that can develop a significant portion of mathematics (examples: Peano arithmetic, Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory). The notion of a commitment is essentially involved in many discussions in contemporary formal philosophy.
Tasks will include: - Engagement in the realization of the grant project research tasks. - Regular presentations of intermediate research results at workshops and conferences. - Publication of results in journals and/or conference proceedings. - Participation in the organization of research activities and events related to the research project, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications. The position starts no sooner than March 1 2022 and lasts for a maximum of two years. - Total remuneration: around 99 000 PLN gross per year.
Two postdoctoral positions in history of philosophy of science, Tilburg (The Netherlands)Deadline: Friday 14 January 2022
The Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University seeks to appoint two postdoctoral researchers (2 or 3 years, 0,8 - 1,0 FTE) in the NWO Vidi project 'Exiled Empiricists: American Philosophy and the Great Intellectual Migration'. Area of Study: (1) History of Philosophy of Science/History of Logic/Intellectual History and (2) Digital Humanities/Scientometrics/Bibliometrics. Starting date: August or September 2022.
The postdoc's primary responsibility will be to contribute to the research project and to publish in peer reviewed journals and books. The researcher should also contribute to the project in other ways, such as by giving conference presentations, (co-)editing a special issue, and (co-)organizing reading groups and workshops. Furthermore, the researcher will be a member of the Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) and contribute to its colloquia and seminars.
Postdoctoral position (2y) in distributed synthesis, Gothenburg (Sweden)Deadline: Tuesday 11 January 2022
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Gothenburg to work with Professor Nir Piterman on Distributed Synthesis.
The position is part of the ERC Consolidator funded project "dSynMA: Distributed Synthesis from Single to Multiple Agents". The aims of the project are to develop theoretical foundations that will enable to apply reactive synthesis from temporal specifications to work for multiple agents. This includes studying two-player games and their solutions, modelling solutions for interacting agents, and studies of temporal and modal logic.
Research fellowship in reverse mathematics, Leeds (England)Deadline: Monday 10 January 2022
The University of Leeds School of Mathematics is looking for a Research Fellow with expertise in computability theory/proof theory/reverse mathematics to join our project "Reverse mathematics of general topology."
Location: Leeds -- Main Campus. Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences. School/Institute: School of Mathematics. Research Salary: £34,304 to £37,467 p.a. Working Time: 37.5 hours per week. Post Type: Full Time. Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years (Grant funding)). The start date is flexible, subject to the following constraints: * The fellowship is for a maximum of two years. * The last possible date of employment is 30 June 2024.For more information, see https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=EPSMA1052.
Postdoctoral position on verification of concurrent systems, London (England)Deadline: Sunday 9 January 2022
Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Computer Science Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Successful applicants will be working on the EPSRC-funded "Verification of Hardware Concurrency via Model Learning" (CLeVer) project (EP/S028641/1), led by Alexandra Silva (UCL) and Matteo Sammartino (Royal Holloway, University of London). The CLeVer project aims to: (1) develop a novel verification framework that relies on learning techniques to automatically build and verify models of concurrency, with a particular focus on multi-core systems and (2) apply the framework to real-world verification tasks, in collaboration with ARM. This is a joint research effort involving Royal Holloway University of London, University College London, and ARM, world-leading designer of multi-core chips.
We are looking for candidates with a PhD in one of the following areas: model-based testing and verification, formal methods for concurrency, automated analysis of hardware systems. Experience in multiple areas will be valued. Candidates ideally should also have strong programming skills
PhD positions in TCS and/or combinatorial optimization, Copenhagen (Denmark)Deadline: Sunday 9 January 2022
The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for PhD positions in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization.
The PhD students will be part of a world-leading research environment (currently ranked 6th worldwide by CSrankings.org), with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA, and also with publications in premier AI conferences like AAAI, IJCAI, and NeurIPS. We are home to the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre, joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and with Lund University on the Swedish side of the Oresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While the focus in on foundational research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.
These positions are available for period of 3-5 years, depending on the current education level of the applicant. All our PhD positions are fully funded, employed positions (including travel money) that come with an internationally competitive salary. The starting date is negotiable but should ideally be in September 2022. Candidates interested in working with other faculty in the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral research fellowship in Proof Theory, Birmingham (England)Deadline: Sunday 9 January 2022
The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (postdoc) in Proof Theory, for a duration of 2 years. The Theory group at the University of Birmingham is one of the leading groups in logical foundations of computer science, with expertise not only in Proof Theory but also related areas such as Type Theory, Category Theory and Mathematical Logic.
This position is funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship "StrIP: Structure vs Invariants in Proofs", led by Dr Anupam Das. The project aims to develop the theory of 'cyclic proofs' and their connections to automata theory. The principal responsibility of the fellow will be to conduct research, both collaboratively with Dr Das and other researchers at Birmingham, and independently. The fellow will also be supported in career development and encouraged to pursue independent opportunities.For more information, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CLO630/research-fellow-in-proof-theory or contact Dr Anupam Das at a.das at bham.ac.uk.
Postdoc position computer science logic, Sheffield (UK)Deadline: Monday 3 January 2022
I am looking for a PostDoc to join the Verification group of The University of Sheffield to work with me in my DFG funded project "Logical approach to quantum mechanics and contextuality".
Duration: Until 31.10.2023 with a probable extension to 26 months total.
The project relates to logical foundations of probabilistic data, complexity theory utilising real numbers, and logical approach to quantum information theory utilising the newly discovered connections to probabilistic team semantics. Candidates with expertise in finite model theory, logic in computer science, or foundations of quantum information theory are in particular encouraged to apply.For more information, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CLB973/research-associate-in-computer-science-logic or contact Jonni Virtema at j.t.virtema at sheffield.ac.uk.
ILLC Code of Conduct
The ILLC is proud to present their Code of Conduct! It can be found on the website here and has also been installed next to the doors to the Common Room at Science Park 107.For more information, see https://www.illc.uva.nl/AbouttheILLC/Diversity/Diversity-at-ILLC/ or contact ILLC Diversity Committee at diversity-illc at uva.nl.
ILLC history book by Johan van Benthem and Martin Stokhof now available online
The history book of the ILLC, People, ideas & practices, written by Johan van Benthem and Martin Stokhof, has been made available online.For more information, see https://www.illc.uva.nl/AbouttheILLC/About/History-book-about-ILLC/ or contact Johan van Benthem at J.vanBenthem at uva.nl.
Former Regular Events
ILLC Diversity Talks
The ILLC Diversity Talks is an initiative of the ILLC Diversity Committee. The goal of the ILLC Diversity Talks is to show how research carried out at the ILLC interacts with recent works and findings in the area of diversity, broadly understood. Speakers will present their research in a variety of fields related to diversity. These talks will be an opportunity for ILLC members to reflect on current research and practices which could foster diversity and inclusion within the institute. Everyone is welcome to attend the talks and take part in the discussion!
Algebra|Coalgebra SeminarLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss results and insights about and around algebraic and coalgebraic methods in logic. The atmosphere is very informal, talks usually last one hour and the rest of the time is devoted to discussion.
The A|C homepage can be found at http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/