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  • 13 - 14 July 2018, Workshop "Mathematics & Its Philosophy between the 18th and the 19th century", Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Date: 13 - 14 July 2018
    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Monday 7 May 2018

    The e-Ideas Group at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands is pleased to announce its first workshop, taking place in dates 13-14th July 2018 in Amsterdam.

    The aim of the workshop will be to foster discussion on the development of mathematics and related themes in philosophy in the German speaking context during the 19th century.

    Confirmed keynote speakers: Paola Basso (University of Bucharest, Romania), Paola Cantù (Université Aix-Marseille, France), Jeremy Heis (University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.) and James Tappenden (University of Michigan, U.S.A.).

    For more information, see https://philmathsbolzano.wordpress.com/ or contact .
  • 9 July 2018, ABC Workshop: The evolution of emotions

    Date & Time: Monday 9 July 2018, 10:00-13:00
    Location: Room REC A1.03, Roeterseiland Building A, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, Amsterdam

    What are the functions of emotions? How and why did they evolve? And what can we learn from studying how we communicate our emotions?

    In this workshop, a series of distinguished scholars will address these and related questions. The speakers are known for combining anthropological, psychological, and biological theories and methods; an integrative perspective on the evolution of emotions will be a central part of this workshop.

  • 6 July 2018, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2018

    Date & Time: Friday 6 July 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.21, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (either the New Year's Colloquium, the Midsummernight Colloquium or the Midwinter Colloquium) that brings together the three research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three main talks by representatives from the Logic and Language group, the Language and Computation group and the Logic and Computation group, which are occasionally followed by Wild Idea Talks. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community at Restaurant de Polder.

  • 2 - 6 July 2018, Workshop "Algebraic Proof Theory for Social Behaviour"

    Date & Time: 2 - 6 July 2018, 10:00-17:00
    Location: Delft University of Technology

    The major trend in modern logic is the move from logic to logics. The need for formal modelling of reasoning in various fields of science (philosophy, linguistics, AI, cognitive, social and management sciences) led to the design of hundreds of bespoke logics. For instance, the focus on multi-agent interaction and social behaviour has led to the introduction of logics specific to contexts involving e.g. dynamic changes, uncertainty, incomplete and inconsistent information, which are at odds with reasoning as is formalized in classical logic. This rapid expansion has generated the need to develop overarching theories capable to provide uniform proofs of fundamental properties--such as soundness, completeness, analiticity, decidability--for each member of vast families of logics, while at the same time accounting in a modular way for the specific features of each.

    Algebraic proof theory is a research area in which these general results can be achieved using insights from algebraic logic, universal algebra, duality and representation theory for classes of algebras.

    This workshop aims at bring together researchers in algebraic proof theory and its applications, explore promising research directions, and foster collaborations.

  • 29 June 2018, ABC Colloquium

    Speaker: Annual ABC Conference
    Title: ABC Networking Day: Connecting ABC treasures
    Date & Time: Friday 29 June 2018, 13:00-22:00
    Location: De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam

    As organizers of this year’s ABC Day we want to provide you with the opportunity to discover all research treasures that ABC is hiding, and build bridges to connect the involved researchers. This format is radically different form the former ‘Brain Day’, as the majority of the audience were typically students from the ABC Summer School. This time, especially researchers (PhDs, post-docs, assistant/associate/full professors) are invited to attend and actively participate.

    The day will consist of four elements:
    - ABC Mission Statement
    - Department highlights
    - Pitch talks
    - Drinks and bites

  • 28 June 2018, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Mark Kamsma

    Speaker: Mark Kamsma
    Title: Classifying Topoi and Model Theory
    Date & Time: Thursday 28 June 2018, 15:15-16:15
    Location: Room BBG 165, Buys Ballot Building, Uithof, Utrecht
  • 28 June 2018, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Tom de Jong

    Speaker: Tom de Jong
    Title: Realizability with Scott's Graph Model
    Date & Time: Thursday 28 June 2018, 14:00-15:00
    Location: Room BBG 165, Buys Ballot Building, Uithof, Utrecht
  • 28 June 2018, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi

    Speaker: Kazuhiko Sakaguchi (University of Tsukuba)
    Title: Bootstrapping Fast Reflective Tactics for Reasoning Modulo AC with a Verified and Optimized Sorting Function in Coq
    Date & Time: Thursday 28 June 2018, 13:00-14:00
    Location: Room F2.19, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html or contact Benno van den Berg at .
  • 28 June 2018, Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici)

    Date: Thursday 28 June 2018
    Location: NWO, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, 2593 CE The Hague, The Netherlands

    NWO organises information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO secretaries and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a question and answer session. The next meeting will be held on 28 June 2018. Registration is now open!

  • 27 June 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Cancelled

    Speaker: Cancelled
    Date & Time: Wednesday 27 June 2018, 16:00-17:00
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 25 June 2018, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Menno de Boer

    Speaker: Menno de Boer
    Title: The Gluing Construction for Path Categories
    Date & Time: Monday 25 June 2018, 15:00-16:00
    Location: Room BBG 065, Buys Ballot Building, Uithof, Utrecht
  • 22 June 2018, Institute of Physics/Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena, Jeremy Butterfield

    Speaker: Jeremy Butterfield (Trinity College, Cambridge)
    Title: DIEP Seminar by Jeremy Butterfield: On Dualities and Equivalences Between Physical Theories
    Date & Time: Friday 22 June 2018, 16:00-17:15
    Location: Science Park 904, G4.15

    Jeremy Butterfield is a distinguished philosopher of physics and a senior research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He works on philosophical aspects of emergence and will be visiting DIEP from the 20th-23rd of June 2018. As part of his stay he will be giving a talk on dualities and its relation to emergence.

    Attendance is free, but please e-mail if you plan to attend.

    For more information, see https://www.d-iep.org/visitors or contact Sebastian De Haro at .
  • 22 June 2018, DIP Colloquium, Henk Zeevat

    Speaker: Henk Zeevat (UvA, retirement)
    Title: Interpreting Dependent NPs
    Date & Time: Friday 22 June 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 22 June 2018, Dutch Social Choice Colloquium

    Date & Time: Friday 22 June 2018, 13:30-17:40
    Location: Doelenzaal, University Library, Singel 425, Amsterdam

    Speakers: Nicolas Maudet (Paris), Daniele Porello (Bolzano), Baharak Rastegari (Bristol), and Zoi Terzopoulou (Amsterdam).

  • 21 June 2018, Workshop ERC Starting and Consolidator Grant

    Date: Thursday 21 June 2018

    Researchers who are planning to write an application for an ERC Starting or Consolidator grant can benefit from the grant workshop that is organised by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. This one-day workshop is given entirely in English and takes place in the centre of Utrecht. There are 3 dates in 2018: 21 June, 30 August 2018 and 15 November 2018.

  • 20 June 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Guram Bezhanishvili

    Speaker: Guram Bezhanishvili (New Mexico State University)
    Title: How to extend de Vries duality to completely regular spaces
    Date & Time: Wednesday 20 June 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    De Vries duality yields a dual equivalence between the category of compact Hausdorff spaces and a category of complete Boolean algebras with a proximity relation on them, known as de Vries algebras. I will report on a recent joint work with Pat Morandi and Bruce Olberding on how to extend de Vries duality to completely regular spaces by replacing the category of de Vries algebras with certain extensions of de Vries algebras. This we do by first formulating a duality between compactifications and de Vries extensions, and then specializing to the extensions that correspond to Stone-Čech compactifications.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 19 June 2018, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Dong Nguyen

    Speaker: Dong Nguyen (Turing Institute)
    Title: NLP for the social sciences: opportunities and challenges
    Date & Time: Tuesday 19 June 2018, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 19 June 2018, Applied logic seminar, Hiroakira Ono

    Speaker: Hiroakira Ono
    Title: Semantical considerations on cut elimination and analytic cut property
    Date & Time: Tuesday 19 June 2018, 13:00-15:30
    Location: TBM-Instructiezaal B, building 31, TU Delft, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX, Delft
    For more information, see http://www.appliedlogictudelft.nl/applied-logic-seminar/ or contact Apostolos Tzimoulis at .
  • 18 - 28 June 2018, ABC Summer School: Social Cognition and the Brain

    Speaker: ABC Summer School: Social Cognition and the Brain
    Date: 18 - 28 June 2018
    Location: Roeterseilandcampus gebouw M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam

    The ABC Summer School is an annual event targeted at master students and PhD candidates. This event will take place between 18-28 June 2018 in Amsterdam. It brings together world-leading experts that share recent advances from their own research in the field of Social Cognition and Social Neuroscience.

    During the Summer School, promising neuroscience master and PhD students will learn about the latest developments in social cognition and brain research through lectures given by renowned researchers in the field, tutor-guided projects and workshops. The level of the lectures is appropriate for master and PhD students with a strong interest in Social Neuroscience.

    Speakers: Valeria Gazzola, Berna Güroglu, Lasana Harris, Grit Hein, Mariska Kret, Philippe Tobler, Marijn van Wingerden, Jan Engelmann.

  • 14 June 2018, Spinoza Lectures, Susan Wolf

    Speaker: Susan Wolf
    Title: Selves Like Us
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 June 2018, 20:15-22:00
    Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    Since at least the seventeenth century, philosophers have distinguished membership in the species homo sapiens from moral personhood, a category which they take to be of considerable ethical and practical significance. But there are other non-biological features that are of ethical and practical significance as well, suggesting that there is an ethical, non-biological conception of humanity that is different from the standard philosophical understanding of moral personhood. After reflecting on the benefits and dangers of focusing attention on the idea of “the distinctively human,” the lecture explores the variety of features and capacities that distinguish “selves like us” from lower animals, artificially intelligent machines, and possibly imaginary divine and extra-terrestrial rational individuals.

  • 14 June 2018, DIP Colloquium, Michael Glanzberg

    Speaker: Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University)
    Title: Binding, Compositionality, and Semantic Values (joint work with Jeffrey C. King)
    Date & Time: Thursday 14 June 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 14 June 2018, Workshop on algebra and duality in non-classical logic

    Date & Time: Thursday 14 June 2018, 10:00-18:00
    Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The workshop precedes Julia Ilin's PhD defense (June 15, 12h, Agnietenkapel). We will hear talks by the committee members and other experts from the field. The theme of the workshop is the application of universal algebra and topological dualities in the study of non-classical logics.

    For more information, see https://algebradualitylogic.wordpress.com/ or contact Nick Bezhanishvili at , or Julia Ilin at .
  • 13 June 2018, CoSaQ seminar, Michael Glanzberg

    Speaker: Michael Glanzberg (Northwestern University)
    Title: The Cognitive Roots of Adjectival Meaning
    Date & Time: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 15:00-16:30
    Location: PC Hoofthuis 04.28, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://www.jakubszymanik.com/CoSaQ/seminar/.
  • 12 June 2018, ILLC Talentshow 2018

    Date & Time: Tuesday 12 June 2018, 20:00-23:00
    Location: Mezrab, Veemkade 576, 1019 BL Amsterdam
    Target audience: All ILLC members
    Costs: free!

    Are you looking forward to discovering the hidden talents of your colleagues? Then don't miss out this event! Are you looking for an opportunity to show your own hidden talents to your colleagues instead? Then this is your moment to shine!

    Register to perform at the show through the following form:
    https://goo.gl/forms/LtoxvbsBaq7VunE62
    You can sign up individually or as a group. The deadline for the registration is June 4th. Late registrations will be taken into consideration depending on how tight the schedule will already be at that point.

    For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/179975572817399/ or contact Ex Falso at .
  • 12 June 2018, Workshop "New Directions in Reasoning about Belief and Knowledge"

    Date & Time: Tuesday 12 June 2018, 09:00-16:10
    Location: Amsterdam

    Workshop held on the occasion of the two PhD defenses by Malvin Gattinger and Chenwei Shi.

  • 11 June 2018, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Michael Morreau

    Speaker: Michael Morreau (Tromsø)
    Title: Give me your biased, your unschooled, your ignorant masses, ...
    Date & Time: Monday 11 June 2018, 16:00
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • 7 June 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Carlo Proietti

    Speaker: Carlo Proietti
    Title: Group Polarization and Abstract Argumentation
    Date & Time: Thursday 7 June 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 6 June 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Jouke Witteveen

    Speaker: Jouke Witteveen
    Title: Fine-Grained Computational Complexity
    Date & Time: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Classically, complexity theory focuses on the hardest instances of a given length. A set is in P if there is a decision procedure for it that runs in polynomial time even on the most difficult-to-decide instances. Parameterized complexity theory, on the other hand, looks at the identification of easy instances. In this talk, we shall define parameterizations as independent objects and show that the class of parameterizations naturally forms a lattice. The parameterizations that put a given set in any of the standard parameterized complexity classes are filters in this lattice. From these insights, we conjecture a separation property for P.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 6 June 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Katrin Schulz

    Speaker: Katrin Schulz
    Title: Generics and Causality
    Date & Time: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 14:00-15:00
    Location: Room C1.05, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
  • 1 June 2018, Workshop on Philosophy within its Proper Bounds (OUP, 2017)

    Date & Time: Friday 1 June 2018, 13:30-17:30
    Location: Room A1.18C, OMHP (Oudemanhuispoort), Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
    Target audience: ILLC members

    Programme:
    13.30-13.45: Presentation of the book by Edouard Machery
    13.45-14.30: Peter Hawke (UvA) and Tom Schoonen (UvA)
    14.30-15.15: Benedikt Löwe (UvA)
    15.15-15.45: Coffee break
    15.45-16.30: Catarina Dutilh Novaes (VU)
    16.30-17.15: Manuel Gustavo Isaac (UvA)

    Please note that registration is required.

  • 1 June 2018, Lecture in Philosophy of Science, Edouard Machery

    Speaker: Edouard Machery
    Title: The P<0.05 Controversy
    Date & Time: Friday 1 June 2018, 10:30-11:30
    Location: Room A1.18C, OMHP (Oudemanhuispoort), Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam

    In Benjamin et al. (2017) we proposed to cut the significance level by an order of magnitude in order to address some aspects of the replication crisis in psychology and other sciences. This paper has been widely discussed, often in a critical manner. In this talk, I will respond to some of the responses to our proposal.

    Please note that registration is required.

  • 31 May - 2 June 2018, Colloquium on Reasoning in Social Context, Amsterdam

    Date: 31 May - 2 June 2018
    Location: Trippenhuis Building, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
    Deadline: Tuesday 1 May 2018

    This colloquium addresses the design and use of models to represent the beliefs and knowledge of agents as well as changes in the beliefs and knowledge of social communities.

    The colloquium unites researchers who use a variety of formal tools to study the process of belief formation, belief revision and knowledge updating in social communities. We focus on multi-agent scenarios centered around topics such as belief merge, social-epistemic influence, group knowledge, and belief-polarisation.

    Our approach will be interdisciplinary in nature and brings together insights originating from Logic, Game Theory, Belief Revision Theory, Formal Epistemology, Social Science, Network Theory, Cognitive Science and AI.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/reasoningcolloquium/ or contact Sonja Smets at .
  • 29 May 2018, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Jetze Zoethout

    Speaker: Jetze Zoethout
    Title: Provability Logic and the Completeness Principle
    Date & Time: Tuesday 29 May 2018, 15:30-17:00
    Location: Room 007, Drift 6, Utrecht
  • 24 May 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Davide Grossi

    Speaker: Davide Grossi
    Date & Time: Thursday 24 May 2018, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 24 May 2018, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Sven Bosman

    Speaker: Sven Bosman
    Title: Stability Theory
    Date & Time: Thursday 24 May 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room BBG 005, Uithof, Utrecht
  • 23 May 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Andrew Swan

    Speaker: Andrew Swan (ILLC)
    Title: W Types with Reductions
    Date & Time: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 23 May 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Giovanni Merlo

    Speaker: Giovanni Merlo (University of Stirling)
    Title: The Metaphysical Problem of Other Minds
    Date & Time: Wednesday 23 May 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • 18 May 2018, DIP Colloquium, Bahram Assadian

    Speaker: Bahram Assadian (Birbeck, University of London)
    Title: Abstraction Principles: Freedom, Arrogance and Presuppositions
    Date & Time: Friday 18 May 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35122/ or contact Peter Hawke at .
  • 17 May 2018, Spinoza Lectures, Susan Wolf

    Speaker: Susan Wolf
    Title: Aesthetic Responsibility
    Date & Time: Thursday 17 May 2018, 20:15-22:00
    Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    Philosophers often distinguish between causal responsibility and moral responsibility, taking the latter to be an important mark of our distinctive humanity. But focusing exclusively on the attitudes and judgments we form toward people on the basis of their moral characters and behavior leads us to overly narrow conceptions both of responsibility and of humanity. As a corrective, this lecture considers the attitudes and judgments we make of artists on the basis of their artwork. By attending to the way in which artists may be aesthetically responsible for their creations, we can develop a richer understanding of responsibility and a more comprehensive idea of humanity.

  • 17 May 2018, Workshop: Collective Responsibility, Joint Action, and Participation

    Date & Time: Thursday 17 May 2018, 10:15-18:00
    Location: Grote Vergaderzaal (2nd floor), Universiteitsmuseum, Lange Nieuwstraat 106, Utrecht

    On the occasion of the PhD defense of Hein Duijf  on May 18th, there will be a workshop on May 17th 2018 in Utrecht. Speakers: John Horty (Maryland), Allard Tamminga (Groningen and Utrecht), Olivier Roy (Bayreuth), Natalie Gold (Oxford), Jan Broersen (Utrecht) and Hein Duijf  (Utrecht). Attendance is free, but registration is required.

  • 15 May 2018, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Arianna Bisazza

    Speaker: Arianna Bisazza (Leiden University)
    Title: Hints of linguistic structure in neural models of language and translation.
    Date & Time: Tuesday 15 May 2018, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    What makes recurrent neural networks work so well for next word prediction? Do neural translation models learn to extract linguistic features from raw data and exploit them in any explicable way? In this talk I will give an overview of recent work, including my own, that aims at answering these questions. I will also present recent experiments on the importance of recurrency for capturing hierarchical structure with sequential models.

    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 14 May 2018, DIP Colloquium, Markus Pantsar

    Speaker: Markus Pantsar (Helsinki)
    Title: Computational and cognitive complexity in mathematical problem solving
    Date & Time: Monday 14 May 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 14 May 2018, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Zlatan Damnjanovic

    Speaker: Zlatan Damnjanovic (University of Southern California)
    Title: On Weak Fragments of Set Theory and Arithmetic
    Date & Time: Monday 14 May 2018, 14:00-15:00
    Location: F1.15, Science Park 107

    An elementary theory of concatenation, QT+, is introduced and used to establish mutual interpretability of Robinson arithmetic, Minimal Predicative Set Theory of Montagna and Mancini, quantifier-free part of Kirby’s finitary set theory, and Adjunctive Set Theory, with or without extensionality.

    For more information, see https://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html or contact Benno van den Berg at .
  • 11 May 2018, Cool Logic, Sebastiaan Beschoor Plug

    Speaker: Sebastiaan Beschoor Plug
    Title: Cool Logic: Making Friends through Logic
    Date & Time: Friday 11 May 2018, 18:00-19:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Need help making friends? Finding it hard to network? Or want to dive a bit into the theoretical bases of Facebook, and subsequently the methods of Cambridge Analytica? Then let this Cool Logic talk help you!

    Explore a logical perspective on social group creation and preference change. We will go through a dynamic feature-based social-network change operator and a social-network-based feature change operator. Lastly, we will study these in tandem in the hope of creating a new operator, one that more accurately represents the oftentimes cruel reality of making friends. Afterwards, we will put our new found knowledge to the test, with drinks, snacks, and interesting conversations.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/talks/89 or contact Dean McHugh at .
  • 9 May 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Nick Bezhanishvili

    Speaker: Nick Bezhanishvili (ILLC)
    Title: A simple propositional calculus for compact Hausdorff spaces
    Date & Time: Wednesday 9 May 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the modal logic community toward Boolean algebras equipped with binary relations. The study of such relations and their representation theory has a long history, and is related to the study of point-free geometry, point-free topology, and region based theory of space. Our primary examples of Boolean algebras with relations will be de Vries algebras, which are dual to compact Hausdorff spaces. Our main goal is to use the methods of modal logic and universal algebra to investigate the logical calculi of Boolean algebras with binary relations. This will lead, via de Vries duality, to simple propositional calculi for compact Hausdorff spaces, Stone spaces, etc.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 9 May 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Ilaria Canavotto

    Speaker: Ilaria Canavotto
    Title: WiP on Mereology
    Date & Time: Wednesday 9 May 2018, 14:00-15:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • 4 May 2018, Cool Logic, Anna Bellomo

    Speaker: Anna Bellomo
    Title: Two conceptions of domain expansion in mathematics
    Date & Time: Friday 4 May 2018, 18:00-19:00
    Location: Room TBA, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    This talk will compare two different conceptualisations of domain expansion in mathematics, as exemplified by Kenneth Manders and, among others, Richard Dedekind, respectively. After presenting how Manders’ ideas relate to the common model-theoretic notions of existentially closed models and model completeness of theories, we argue that the framework yields problematic assessments of some paradigmatic examples of domain expansion. We then move on to the question of how these examples are handled in Dedekind’s framework, and then use the results of this analysis to assess the merits of Manders’ proposal.

    Everyone is invited for snacks and drinks in the common room after the talk!

    For more information, see here or at http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • 3 May 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Ana Lucia Vargas-Sandoval

    Speaker: Ana Lucia Vargas-Sandoval
    Title: Arbitrary Announcement Logic with Memory is better
    Date & Time: Thursday 3 May 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 1 May 2018, ILLC Seminar, Bahareh Afshari

    Speaker: Bahareh Afshari
    Title: On the logic of induction and co-induction
    Date & Time: Tuesday 1 May 2018, 11:00-11:50
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, The Netherlands

    Modal logic provides an effective language for expressing
    properties of state-based systems. When equipped with operators
    that can test for infinite behaviour like looping and
    reachability, the logic becomes a powerful tool for specifying
    correctness of nonterminating, reactive processes such as
    communication protocols and control systems. An elegant example
    of such a logic is the modal mu-calculus which extends basic
    modal logic by two quantifiers for defining inductive and
    co-inductive operators. As well as being highly expressive, this
    logic enjoys good computational properties (decidability, finite
    model property, …) that distinguish it as a central logic in
    computer science. In this talk I will introduce the modal
    mu-calculus, present some key properties and discuss recent
    results regarding its proof theory.

    For more information, contact Yde Venema at .
  • 30 April 2018, ILLC Seminar, Dorothea Baumeister

    Speaker: Dorothea Baumeister
    Title: Collective Decision Making: Argumentation Systems and Committee Elections
    Date & Time: Monday 30 April 2018, 14:00-14:50
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, The Netherlands

    This talk will give a short introduction into computational social choice, an interdisciplinary field that lies at the interface between social choice theory and computer science. Afterwards the focus is on two different problems of collective decision making. The study of such problems is extremely important, since there are many situation where a collective decision based on individual preferences has to be made. The first part of this talk deals with the modeling of online participation processes and their properties. They will be formalized by abstract argumentation frameworks, where incompleteness is added to the initial model. This extension is more suitable to capture the dynamics of such processes. In this context the verification problem is particularly important, thus its computational complexity will be analyzed for different variants. The second part of the talk focuses on the algorithmic and axiomatic study of committee elections. Committee election rules for different forms of votes that try to minimize the voters’ dissatisfaction will be introduced. Afterwards its axiomatic and algorithmic properties are explored.

    For more information, contact Yde Venema at .
  • 26 April 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jakub Szymanik

    Speaker: Jakub Szymanik
    Title: Logic as a Grammar of Thought
    Date & Time: Thursday 26 April 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 26 April 2018, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Lucy van Oostveen

    Speaker: Lucy van Oostveen (ILLC)
    Title: What You Know About People's Preferences Matters: Investigating Simpler Notions of Partial Information in the Context of Strategic Manipulation in Voting (MoL defense)
    Date & Time: Thursday 26 April 2018, 13:00
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 26 April 2018, ILLC Seminar, Helle Hvid Hansen

    Speaker: Helle Hvid Hansen
    Title: Coalgebra, Algebra and Modal Logic: Reasoning about the structure and behaviour of computations
    Date & Time: Thursday 26 April 2018, 10:00-10:50
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, The Netherlands
    For more information, contact Yde Venema at .
  • 25 April 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Sam van Gool

    Speaker: Sam van Gool
    Title: Uniform interpolation via an open mapping theorem for Esakia spaces
    Date & Time: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    We prove an open mapping theorem for the topological spaces dual to finitely presented Heyting algebras. This yields in particular a short, self-contained semantic proof of the uniform interpolation theorem for intuitionistic propositional logic, first proved by Pitts in 1992. Our proof is based on the methods of Ghilardi & Zawadowski. However, our proof does not require sheaves nor games, only basic duality theory for Heyting algebras.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 25 April 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Peter Hawke

    Speaker: Peter Hawke
    Date & Time: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam

    Peter Hawke discusses: 'ModalObjectivity' by Justin Clarke-Doane.

  • 24 April 2018, Workshop on Set Theory and Theoretical Computer Science

    Date & Time: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 15:30-18:30
    Location: Vondelzaal (Universiteitsbibliotheek room C1.08, Singel 425)

    In connection with Hugo Nobrega's PhD defense (Tuesday, April 24, at noon at the Agnietenkapel), we are having a small workshop with talks by some of the members of his thesis committee on April 24. Everyone is cordially invited to join!

    The program is currently planned as follows:
    15:30 - 16:15 Vasco Brattka, TBA
    16:15 - 17:00 Jacques Duparc, TBA
    17:00 - 17:45 Jouko Väänänen, "An extension of a theorem of Zermelo”
    17:45 - 18:30 Arno Pauly, TBA

    For more information, see http://hugonobrega.github.io/activities/workshop.html or contact Hugo Nobrega at .
  • 23 April 2018, ILLC Seminar, Anja Rey

    Speaker: Anja Rey
    Title: Testing Stability Properties in Graphical Hedonic Games
    Date & Time: Monday 23 April 2018, 14:00-14:50
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, The Netherlands

    Coalition formation games model situations in which agents cooperate in teams, such as stable-roommate problems and project allocation problems, based on individual preferences of the agents. Questions of interests are related to stable and fair outcomes as well as representations of these games.

    In this talk, firstly, an overview of hedonic games is given. These
    can model agents' preferences over coalitions (i.e. sets of agents),
    where the happiness of agents with a coalition structure only depends on their own coalition. Within the recent twenty years, various representations and stability notions, such as Nash stability, havebeen studied. Trade-offs exist between compact encodings and expressivity as well as the computational complexity of stability problems.

    Secondly, a model of hedonic games with ordinal preferences and
    thresholds is presented. Here, it is assumed that agents only know
    a subset of their co-agents whom they partition into the sets of
    friends and enemies. The remaining agents are considered as
    neutral. At the same time they specify a weak order over the former
    two sets. This relation is extended to a set of possible
    preferences over coalitions such that it is reasonable to define
    the notions of possible and necessary stability. While this model
    can express preferences more generally than related models, the
    complexity of various stability problems does not increase. Nevertheless many of these problems remain NP-hard or
    even hard for the second level of the polynomial hierarchy.

    In the literature natural restrictions are known that allow a decision
    of some stability problems. Nevertheless, in order to evaluate
    the stability of, e.g., a distribution into working groups, the
    whole game has to be taken into consideration. In particular, in
    large institutions or social networks, it would be desirable to
    deduce global information from local samples.  Finally, in this
    talk an initial result to tackle this problem with property
    testing in the context of hedonic games is introduced.

    For more information, contact Yde Venema at .
  • 20 April 2018, Workshop on Formal Models of Context

    Date & Time: Friday 20 April 2018, 15:00
    Location: Room E2.01, OMHP (Oudemanhuispoort), Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam

    The workshop on "Formal Models of Context in Natural Language Processing", on the occasion of Julian Schlöder's PhD defence, will take place on April 20th, 15:00 in Oudemanhuispoort Room E2.01. There is no need to register.

    Speakers: Luca Incurvati (Amsterdam), Alex Lascarides (Edinburgh), Matthew Stone (Rutgers).

    For more information, see http://jjsch.github.io/ws-context.html or contact Julian Schlöder at .
  • 20 April 2018, MoL thesis presentation events

    Speaker: MoL students
    Title: Presentations MoL theses in Mathematics and Computer Science
    Date & Time: Friday 20 April 2018, 13:00-15:00
    Location: Room F2.19, ILLC ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, contact Maria Aloni at .
  • 19 April 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci

    Speaker: Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci
    Title: Mutual Persuasion
    Date & Time: Thursday 19 April 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

     (joint with Davide Grossi)

  • 19 April 2018, ILLC Seminar, Daniela Petrisan

    Speaker: Daniela Petrisan
    Title: Duality and categories meet automata
    Date & Time: Thursday 19 April 2018, 10:00-10:50
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, The Netherlands

    In this talk I will present an overview of some recent results involving applications of duality and category theory in automata and language theory.

    One such strand of research involves a generic approach to  automata minimization. We depart from the standard coalgebraic approach and model automata as functors from a category specifying the input of the machine to another category which captures the structure of it's output. We identify sufficient conditions on the output category which ensure the existence of minimal automata. This allows us to cover awide range of examples by systematically applying the same category-theoretic principles in various instances.

    A second research axis heavily uses duality theory to extend algebraic methods from the theory of regular languages to the non-regular setting. There are a plethora of results relating algebraic and logical characterizations of classes of regular languages. We aim to develop the tools that allow us to obtain such correspondences forclasses of non-regular languages. I will explain in detail how thesyntactic monoid of a language can be seen as the dual of the Booleanalgebra spanned by the quotients of that language. This paves the way for defining a suitable notion of recognisers for non-regular languages and to extend in this setting standard constructions from monoids that are the algebraic counterpart of logical quantifiers.

    For more information, contact Yde Venema at .
  • 19 April 2018, NWO Information Meeting Veni pilot SSH and AES

    Date: Thursday 19 April 2018
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

    On Thursday 19 April, NWO organises two information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni grant in the coming round. In the coming Veni round the NWO Domains Applied and Engineering Sciences (AES) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) will pilot the use of a pre-proposal phase. Find out more about the Veni programme and pilot and register.

  • 18 April 2018, ILLC MasterClass Cognition 2018

    Date: Wednesday 18 April 2018
    Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The ILLC will organise a MasterClass Cognition for secondary school students. The MasterClass will consist of one day with three lectures. Topics include philosophy, music cognition and language.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/MasterClass/Cognitie2018/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • 16 April 2018, AUC Logic Lectures, Alexandru Baltag

    Speaker: Alexandru Baltag (ILLC/UvA)
    Title: Logic Goes Viral - the fate of truth in the age of information
    Date & Time: Monday 16 April 2018, 18:00-19:00
    Location: AUC Common Room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

    This is an invitation to reflect on the successes and failures of collective rationality, particularly as embodied in modern mechanisms for mass information-aggregation-and-exchange (media, markets, voting, social networks, crowdsourcing). Will 'truth' (the real truth) survive the ''information age"?

  • 13 April 2018, DIP Colloquium, Peter Pagin

    Speaker: Peter Pagin (Stockholm University)
    Title: Classical Propositions and Switcher Semantics
    Date & Time: Friday 13 April 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 13 April 2018, MoL thesis presentation events

    Speaker: MoL students
    Title: Presentations MoL theses in Philosophy
    Date & Time: Friday 13 April 2018, 13:00-15:30
    Location: Room F2.19, ILLC ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, contact Maria Aloni at .
  • 12 April 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Alexandru Baltag

    Speaker: Alexandru Baltag
    Title: Some Thoughts on the Logic of Imprecise Observations
    Date & Time: Thursday 12 April 2018, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 11 April 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Esther Boerboom and Noor Heerkens

    Speaker: Esther Boerboom and Noor Heerkens (ILLC)
    Title: Classical equivalents of intuitionistic implication
    Date & Time: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The objective of our study was to find suitable classical equivalents of intuitionistic implication. Since the formula “p implies q” has infinitely many classical equivalents in the full fragment of intuitionistic propositional logic, we restricted ourselves first of all to finite fragments. In order to find the most suitable candidates we examined important features of the candidates in these fragments, such as reflexivity and transitivity. Additionally we examined if the formulas are weaker or stronger than intuitionistic implication and whether they are exact.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 11 April 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Nathan Wildman

    Speaker: Nathan Wildman (Tilburg University)
    Title: Necessity by Accident
    Date & Time: Wednesday 11 April 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • 10 April 2018, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Joost Joosten

    Speaker: Joost Joosten
    Title: Münchhausen provability
    Date & Time: Tuesday 10 April 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room 106, Janskerkhof 15A, Utrecht
  • 10 April 2018, SURF Research Bootcamp

    Date & Time: Tuesday 10 April 2018, 09:00-17:00
    Location: Wibauthuis, Wibautstraat 3b, 1091 GH Amsterdam
    Costs: 75 EUR excl. VAT

    Are you interested in using new ICT technology to boost your research?

    Want to learn how to use high performance computing to speed up your calculations? Can you imagine the possibilities of scientific visualisation, and would you like to explore the power of big data analysis?

    Discover new possibilities, experience the practical impact and do more with your data at the SURF Research Bootcamp.

    For more information, see https://surfresearchbootcamp.nl/.
  • 6 April 2018, DIP Colloquium, Paul Portner

    Speaker: Paul Portner (Georgetown University)
    Title: The Semantics of Action and Comparison in Infinitives and Subjunctives
    Date & Time: Friday 6 April 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 6 April 2018, MoL thesis presentation events

    Speaker: MoL students
    Title: Presentations MoL theses in Language and AI
    Date & Time: Friday 6 April 2018, 13:00-15:00
    Location: Room F2.19, ILLC ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 5 April 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Aldo Ramirez-Abarca

    Speaker: Aldo Ramirez-Abarca
    Title: Playing with stit-fire
    Date & Time: Thursday 5 April 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 4 April 2018, Workshop on Language Evolution, Semantics and Pragmatics

    Date & Time: Wednesday 4 April 2018, 14:30
    Location: P.C. Hoofthuis 4.11, Amsterdam

    The workshop will take place in Amsterdam on April 4th 2018. The workshop is free of charge. There's also no need to register. We're looking forward to see you there!

    Speakers: Gerhard Jäger (Tübingen), Marieke Woensdregt (Edinburgh), Jelle Zuidema (Amsterdam), Bas Cornelissen (Amsterdam), and Michael Franke (Osnabrück).

    For more information, see http://brochhagen.github.io/workshop.html or contact Thomas Brochhagen at .
  • 28 March 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Johannes Korbmacher

    Speaker: Johannes Korbmacher (Utrecht University)
    Title: Tableaux for the Logic of Exact Entailment
    Date & Time: Wednesday 28 March 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • 23 March 2018, Cool Logic, Ilaria Canavotto

    Speaker: Ilaria Canavotto
    Title: Where are norms in deontic logic? Here they are!
    Date & Time: Friday 23 March 2018, 18:00-19:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The main aim of deontic logic is to come up with a logical system suitable to capture normative concepts (like those of prescription and permission), but it seems clear that these normative concepts should also be somehow connected with norms and normative systems. However, the last sixty years of research has shown that the way to formulate a satisfactory logic of norms can be pretty tortuous. To mention some of the most serious issues, how can we account for the fact that norms direct rather than describe? How can we represent norms as consisting of prescriptions in conditional rather than categorical form? Can we model the fact that only enforced norms are sources of obligation? Is there a relation between norms and ideality?

    In this talk, I will introduce these fundamental problems and present a new logic of norms designed to address them. I will conclude by showing how this new system can be used to overcome the well-known paradox of contrary to duty obligations. Snacks and drinks will be provided in the ILLC common room after the talk!

    For more information, see here or at http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/talks/84 or contact Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • 22 March 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Zeinab Bakhtiari

    Speaker: Zeinab Bakhtiari
    Title: How does uncertainty about other voters determine a strategic vote?
    Date & Time: Thursday 22 March 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 21 March 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Frederik M. Lauridsen

    Speaker: Frederik M. Lauridsen
    Title: MacNeille transferability
    Date & Time: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    In 1966 Grätzer introduced the notion of transferability for finite lattices. A finite lattice L is transferable if whenever L has an embedding into the ideal completion of a lattice K, then L already has an embedding into K. In this talk we will introduce the analogous notion of MacNeille transferability, replacing the ideal completion with the MacNeille completion. We will pay particular attention to MacNeille transferability of finite distributive lattices with respect to the class of Heyting algebras. This will also allow us to find universal classes of Heyting algebras closed under MacNeille completions.

    This is joint work with G. Bezhanishvili, J. Harding, and J. Ilin.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 20 March 2018, Dutch Social Choice Colloquium

    Date & Time: Tuesday 20 March 2018, 15:00-18:30
    Location: Room H9-02, Tinbergen Building, Campus Woudestein, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Speakers: Sacha Kapoor, Giacomo Ponzetto, Stephane Wolton

  • 20 March 2018, Expert sessie: Flipping the Classroom met Canvas

    Date & Time: Tuesday 20 March 2018, 14:00-17:00
    Location: Roeterseiland J/K 1.90, Valckenierstraat 65-67, Amsterdam
    Target audience: UvA Docenten
    Costs: free

    Ben je benieuwd hoe andere UvA docenten in de praktijk hun classroom flippen en hoe ze Canvas daarbij gebruiken? Kom inspiratie opdoen en stel je vragen!

    Programma:
    14.00-14.15 Opening door Ingrid Vos (projectleider Implementatie Canvas UvA)
    14.15-15.00 Blended learning ondersteund door Canvas, Danielle Sent (FdG)
    15.00-15.45 Flipped classroom met Canvas, Christian Schaffner (FNWI)
    15.45-16.30 Kennisclips, Fam te Poel en Jolien Arendsen (FMG)

    Er is na iedere presentatie ruimte voor vragen en het officiële programma duurt tot 16:30. Daarna is er nog de gelegenheid om met elkaar na te praten.

  • 19 March 2018, AUC Logic Lectures Series, Christian Schaffner

    Speaker: Christian Schaffner (ILLC)
    Title: Quantum Cryptography
    Date & Time: Monday 19 March 2018, 18:00-19:00
    Location: AUC Common Room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam

    Recent progress in building quantum computers leads to new opportunities for cryptography, but also endangers existing cryptographic schemes. A large-scale quantum computer will be able to factor large integer numbers, thereby breaking the security of currently used public-key cryptography. The research area of “post-quantum cryptography” investigates the possibilities for replacing currently used classical (i.e. non quantum) systems with quantum-proof variants. On the other hand, quantum mechanics offers a way to communicate with information-theoretic security (which is provably impossible in the classical world). The Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) protocol invented in 1984 by Bennett and Brassard allows two players, Alice and Bob, to securely communicate over an insecure line which is eavesdropped on by Eve. In this talk, I will cover various aspects of the fascinating field of quantum cryptographic research as well as some related political and logical questions.

  • 16 March 2018, DIP Colloquium, Ryosuke Igarashi

    Speaker: Ryosuke Igarashi (Kyoto University)
    Title: A Reconstruction of Ex Falso Quodlibet via Quasi-Multiple-Conclusion Natural Deduction
    Date & Time: Friday 16 March 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    This paper is intended to offer a philosophical analysis of the propositional intuitionistic logic formulated as NJ. This system has been connected to Prawitz and Dummett’s proof-theoretic semantics and its computational counterpart. The problem is, however, there has been no successful justification of ex falso quodlibet (EFQ): “From the absurdity ‘⊥’, an arbitrary formula follows.” To justify this rule, we propose a novel intuitionistic natural deduction with what we call quasi-multiple conclusion. In our framework, EFQ is no longer an inference deriving everything from ‘⊥’, but rather represents a “jump” inference from the absurdity to the other possibility. The paper is joint work with Yosuke Fukuda.

  • 15 March 2018, Amsterdam Election Event

    Date & Time: Thursday 15 March 2018, 18:00
    Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Costs: Free

    After the great success of the Discussion on Italian Politics, we are glad to announce that Ex Falso hosts a new social-political event regarding the election of the Municipality of Amsterdam, the 15th of March! As you may already know, on the 21 of March there will be Amsterdam Local Elections. All EU citizens and the people living in Amsterdam registered at the City Council for at least 3 years can vote!

    The event is aimed at all the people who are not particularly informed about the political situation in the Netherlands, on the different parties running, and their programs. Marlou Gijzen, a second year MoL student, will introduce us the different parties that are running, to their programs and will run a test to understand our ideologies to show us which party best represent them. Finally, she will also share some thoughts regarding the referendum (that she together with other UvA and ILLC students and PhD students initiated) and explain us their motivation for starting the campaign.

    If you haven't followed the electoral campaign this is the right time to get involved. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

    For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/207636633151563/ or contact Ex Falso at .
  • 15 March 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Martha Lewis

    Speaker: Martha Lewis
    Title: Interacting Conceptual Spaces
    Date & Time: Thursday 15 March 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 8 March 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jan Broersen

    Speaker: Jan Broersen (Utrecht University)
    Title: In search for a backward looking interventionist stit semantic
    Date & Time: Thursday 8 March 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 7 March 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Benno van den Berg

    Speaker: Benno van den Berg
    Title: Path categories
    Date & Time: Wednesday 7 March 2018, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The purpose of this talk is to introduce the notion of a path category (short for a category with path objects). Like other notions from homotopical algebra, such as a category of fibrant objects or a Quillen model structure, it provides a setting in which one can develop some homotopy theory. For a logician this type of category is interesting because it provides a setting in which many of the key concepts of homotopy type theory (HoTT) make sense. Indeed, path categories provide a syntax-free way of entering the world of HoTT, and familiarity with (the syntax of) type theory will not be assumed in this talk. Instead, I will concentrate on basic examples and results. (This is partly based on joint work with Ieke Moerdijk.)

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Frederik Lauridsen at .
  • 6 March 2018, Semantic Debates - ROCKY seminar on reciprocity, collectivity and typicality

    Date & Time: Tuesday 6 March 2018, 13:15-18:00
    Location: Room 103, Drift 25, Utrecht
    Costs: free

    In this seminar, we address some substantial semantic debates, such as the debate between Tanya Reinhart & Tal Siloni and Edit Doron & Malka Rappaport Hovav on the meaning of clitics like SI and SE in Romance languages. Does a sentence like “Gianni e Maria si sposano” (=G. and M. get married) get interpreted the way it is due to a special syntactic operator (R&S) or due to a pronominal interpretation of “si” like the expression “each other” in English (D&RH)?

  • 1 March 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jana Wagemaker

    Speaker: Jana Wagemaker
    Title: Gossip in NetKAT.
    Date & Time: Thursday 1 March 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 28 February 2018, Data Science Career Fair in Amsterdam

    Date & Time: Wednesday 28 February 2018, 15:00-19:30
    Location: ACE Start-up Village Science Park 608, Amsterdam
    Target audience: All students (Bachelor, Master, PhD) keen to follow a Data Science career (e.g. Business Analytics, Econometrics, Informatics, Information Studies, Software Engineering)

    A chance for Data Science organisations to connect with Students from Data Science-related domains.

    Free to attend, but please subscribe before 01 February.

  • 28 February 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Richard Woodward

    Speaker: Richard Woodward (University of Hamburg)
    Title: The Cognitive Role of Fictionality
    Date & Time: Wednesday 28 February 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • 23 February - 2 March 2018, Two day entrepeneurship event for MSc and PhD students

    Date: 23 February - 2 March 2018
    Location: Start Up Village, Science Park 608, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Are you curious about entrepreneurship but do not have a concrete startup idea yet? Or do you believe your research can be transformed into a business case but you don’t know where to start? Entrepreneurship in Data Science is an intensive two-day program that will allow you to experience all the challenging aspects of starting a company. Learn how to launch your own venture by joining interactive lectures, taking part in workshops by top science and business experts and listening to real-life stories from startup founders.

  • 22 February 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dominik Klein 

    Speaker: Dominik Klein (University of Bayreuth)
    Title: In the Long Run we’re all Dead: On Kripke Models, Iterated Updates and Dynamic Systems.
    Date & Time: Thursday 22 February 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
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    19 February 2018, Where is Italy going? Discussion event on Italian politics in modern Europe

    Date & Time: Monday 19 February 2018, 18:00-23:00
    Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Target audience: Students and staff of the ILLC
    Costs: free

    Ex Falso cordially invites all the students and staff of the ILLC to the event Where is Italy going?, held on Monday the 19th of February, at 18:00 in the Common Room. On March the 4th, Italy will hold Political Elections. Due to the very delicate current situation of European political landscape, this election is a stepping stone for the future of both Italy and Europe. Several topics will be discussed, and there will be room for debates. Some of the issues include fiscal policy, immigrants, and economic inequality. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!

    For more information, see here or contact Federico Schiaffino at .
  • 16 February 2018, Cool Logic, Bas Cornelissen

    Speaker: Bas Cornelissen
    Title: Words adrift? An excursion into the cultural evolution of language.
    Date & Time: Friday 16 February 2018, 18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Congratulations! Together with our cats and cattle, we, humans, have accumulated a staggering portion of the planet's walking biomass — an unlikely fea(s)t for top predators like ourselves. But is biomass what makes humans special? How about logic? Language? (Computation?) Some would say that all of these are ‘mere’ products of something more fundamental: our species’ remarkable capacity for cumulative culture.

    The idea that cultural processes indeed hold answers to deep questions about language has fascinated a group of researchers for decades. This talk is a brief excursion into their field: the cultural evolution of language. We will follow the route of ‘iterated learning’, which tries to understand how cultural transmission can shape languages. On the way, we visit an unlikely assortment of topics: from zebra finch song cultures, emerging compositionality and integer-ratio rhythms to baby names, Bayesian learners and even genetic drift.

    Snacks and drinks will be provided in the common room after the talk!

    For more information, see here or at http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • 15 February 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Alessandro Giordani

    Speaker: Alessandro Giordani (Catholic University of Milan)
    Title: Contrastive Epistemic Logic
    Date & Time: Thursday 15 February 2018, 16:30-18:00
    Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107
  • 13 February 2018, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Ivan Titov

    Speaker: Ivan Titov (ILCC, Edinburgh and ILLC, Amsterdam)
    Title: Graph Convolutional Networks for Natural Language Processing and Relational Modeling
    Date & Time: Tuesday 13 February 2018, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    We investigate the applicability of Graph Convolutional Networks (GCNs) in the context of natural language processing (machine translation and semantic role labelling) and modeling relational data (link prediction).

    For more information, see here or at http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/ or contact Elia Bruni at .
  • 9 February 2018, DIP Colloquium, Paul Egré

    Speaker: Paul Egré (CNRS @ Institut Jean-Nicod)
    Title: Varieties of Logical Consequence and Suszko's Problem
    Date & Time: Friday 9 February 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35115/ or contact Peter Hawke at .
  • 8 February 2018, 3rd workshop of the European Non-Categorical Thinking Project (EuNoC #3)

    Date & Time: Thursday 8 February 2018, 09:45-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 1 February 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Paul Dekker

    Speaker: Paul Dekker
    Title: Exclusively Indexical Predicate Logic
    Date & Time: Thursday 1 February 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F3.23, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 31 January 2018, Amsterdam Metaphysics Seminar, Tom Schoonen

    Speaker: Tom Schoonen
    Title: Beliefs and 'Believes'; the semantics and objects of belief
    Date & Time: Wednesday 31 January 2018, 14:00-16:00
    Location: Faculteitskamer (1.17), Oude Turfmarkt 145-147, Amsterdam
  • 31 January 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Thijs Benjamins, Chase Ford, Kristoffer Kalavainen, Kyah Smaal, and Tatevik Yolyan

    Speaker: Thijs Benjamins, Chase Ford, Kristoffer Kalavainen, Kyah Smaal, and Tatevik Yolyan (ILLC)
    Title: Duality in Logic and Computer Science
    Date & Time: Wednesday 31 January 2018, 13:30-16:30
    Location: Room F2.19, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    This special session of the A|C seminar will consist of five 25-minute presentations by the participants of the MoL January project taught by Sam van Gool. Each participant studied one recent article on duality theory and its applications in logic and computer science, and will give a presentation in which they summarize the main results of the paper and highlight points of particular interest.

    For more information, see here or at http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Sam van Gool at .
  • 26 January 2018, LoLa day

    Date & Time: Friday 26 January 2018, 10:00-15:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    This is a meeting for all LoLa members (as well as interested people from other groups and MOL students). The programme consists of presentations of (relatively) new group members, and a joint lunch.

    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/ or contact Floris Roelofsen at .
  • 25 January 2018, DIP Colloquium, Gerhard Jäger

    Speaker: Gerhard Jäger (University of Tübingen)
    Title: A Bayesian test of the lineage-specificity of word-order correlations
    Date & Time: Thursday 25 January 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 18 January 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dominik Klein

    Speaker: Dominik Klein (Bayreuth)
    Title: In the Long Run we’re all Dead: On Kripke Models, Iterated Updates and Dynamic Systems
    Date & Time: Thursday 18 January 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 18 January 2018, Concepts in Motion Meeting

    Date & Time: Thursday 18 January 2018, 13:00-15:00
    Location: ILLC, Room F2.40, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The Concepts in Motion Meeting is a meeting by invitation for prospective students and contributors to the Concepts in Motion Group.This group hosts the NWO VICI project e-ideas (PI Arianna Betti), which aims to provide a sound methodological foundation for computational research in the history of philosophical ideas. In addition, the group hosts a number of other projects that concern computational research in (history of) philosophy. During the meeting we will get to know all people that are involved within our projects, explain our research plans for the future, and discuss ongoing projects.

    For more information, see https://conceptsinmotion.org/ or contact Yvette Oortwijn at .
  • 16 January 2018, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Marco Baroni

    Speaker: Marco Baroni (Facebook AI Research)
    Title: Systematic compositionality with recurrent neural networks
    Date & Time: Tuesday 16 January 2018, 16:00
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 16 January 2018, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Ronald de Haan

    Speaker: Ronald de Haan
    Title: Tool Auctions
    Date & Time: Tuesday 16 January 2018, 15:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ronald de Haan at .
  • 12 January 2018, ILLC New Year's Colloquium 2018

    Date & Time: Friday 12 January 2018, 16:00-17:15
    Location: Room F1.21, ILLC, Common Room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (either the New Year's Colloquium, the Midsummernight Colloquium or the Midwinter Colloquium) that brings together the three research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three main talks by representatives from the Logic and Language group, the Language and Computation group and the Logic and Computation group, which are occasionally followed by Wild Idea Talks. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • 11 January 2018, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Zoi Terzopoulou

    Speaker: Zoi Terzopoulou
    Title: Modelling Iterative Judgment Aggregation
    Date & Time: Thursday 11 January 2018, 15:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ronald de Haan at .
  • 9 January 2018, Workshop on the occasion of the honorary doctorate of Barbara Partee

    Date & Time: Tuesday 9 January 2018, 09:30-15:30
    Location: VOC-zaal, Bushuis/Oost-Indisch Huis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    During the 386th Dies Natalis (birthday) of the University of Amsterdam Prof. Barbara Partee will receive an honorary doctorate for the crucial role she played in the development of the formal semantics of natural language. The Honorary Supervisors are Prof. Sonja Smets, professor of Logic and Epistemology, and Prof. Martin Stokhof, professor of Philosophy of Language.

    The day after the the honorary doctorate is awarded, on the 9th of January 2018, the ILLC will organise a workshop to mark this special occassion. Among the speakers will be Barbara Partee.

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Workshops/Barbara-Partee/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .

Calls for Paper

  • 5 - 16 August 2019, 31st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2019), Riga, Latvia

    Date: 5 - 16 August 2019
    Location: Riga, Latvia
    Deadline: Saturday 30 June 2018

    The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is an annual event under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) and brings together logicians, linguists, computer scientists, and philosophers to study language, logic, and information, and their interconnections.

    Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2019 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

    Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses. Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories: 'Foundational Courses', 'Introductory Courses', 'Advanced Courses' or 'Workshops'.

    For more information, see http://esslli2019.folli.info/ or contact .
  • 17 - 21 December 2018, 13th International Conference on Computability, Complexity and Randomness (CCR 2018), Santiago de Chile, Chile

    Date: 17 - 21 December 2018
    Location: Santiago de Chile, Chile
    Deadline: Friday 25 May 2018

    The theme of the conference is algorithmic randomness and related topics in computability, complexity and logic such as Kolmogorov complexity and reverse mathematics. This year, the conference has special attention to the connections between these topics and dynamical systems and ergodic theory.

    Authors are now invited to submit an abstract in PDF format of typically about 1 or 2 pages, via EasyChair.

    For more information, see http://www.mat-unab.cl/~ccr2018/.
  • 8 - 9 December 2018, 13th International Symposium on Cognition, Logic, & Communication: "Events & Objects in Perception, Cognition, & Language", Riga, Latvia

    Date: 8 - 9 December 2018
    Location: Riga, Latvia
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Object and event perception are core features of human cognitive processing. Further, these core human cognitive abilities may be reflected differently in language and in perception. This symposium aims to integrate perspectives from different areas (including psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, AI, and philosophy).

    The conference will include the Robert Blumberg Distinguished Lecture.

    Abstracts of no more than 250 words are to be submitted by May 15. Abstracts should contain a brief description of relevant theory, research design and methods, and results.

    For more information, see https://www.lpcs.lu.lv/13thsymposium/ or contact .
  • 18 - 20 November 2018, 12th Multi-disciplinary International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Venue (MIWAI 2018), Hanoi, Vietnam

    Date: 18 - 20 November 2018
    Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
    Deadline: Sunday 1 July 2018

    MIWAI aims to promote AI research in both theoretical and applied research addressing real-world applications. The main objective of the conference is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to AI topics. The theme for this year's event is "Intelligent World". MIWAI 2018 provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and establish future collaborations. This year the conference is organized by Mahasarakham University, with association of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam.

    We encourage researchers to submit their unpublished papers in the conference areas. MIWAI 2018 accepts both research and application papers (8-14 pages, oral presentation). All submissions will go through a double-blinded peer-review process. Paper selection will be on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity.

    The organizing committee also solicits proposals for Special Session from authors that want to contribute to MIWAI2018. The deadline for special session proposals is on April 30, 2018 (11:59PM UTC-10).

  • 8 - 10 November 2018, 22nd Workshop on Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2018 / AixDial), Aix-en-Provence (France)

    Date: 8 - 10 November 2018
    Location: Aix-en-Provence (France)
    Deadline: Sunday 10 June 2018

    AixDial will be the 22nd edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. In 2018 the workshop will be hosted by Aix Marseille University, and organized by the Language and Speech Lab (LPL) as well as the Computer Science Lab (LIS). It will be collocated with the Workshop on Prosody and Meaning: Information Structure and Beyond.

    We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue. Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at most 8 pages of content (up to 2 additional pages are allowed for references). There will be a later a call for 2-page abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop.

    For more information, see http://semdial.hypotheses.org/.
  • 1 - 5 November 2018, 6th World Congress on the Square of Opposition, Chania/Crete (Greece)

    Date: 1 - 5 November 2018
    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    This will be the 6th world congress organized about the square of opposition after very successful previous editions in Montreux 2007, Corsica 2010, Beirut, 2012, Vatican, 2014, Easter Island, 2016. This is an interdisciplinary event gathering logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, semioticians, theologians, cognitive scientists, artists, linguists and computer scientists.

    To submit a contribution send a one page abstract before March 1st 2018. All talks related to the square of oppostion are welcome. Diagrammatic and Artistic works related to the square of oppposition are also welcome.

  • 30 October - 2 November 2018, 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2018), Tempe AZ, U.S.A.

    Date: 30 October - 2 November 2018
    Location: Tempe AZ, U.S.A.
    Deadline: Sunday 13 May 2018

    Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) is an exciting, well-established field of research. In KRR 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. In recent years KRR has contributed to new and emerging fields including the semantic web, computational biology, 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. Workshops and tutorials will precede the KR technical program and will run on 27-29 October 2018.

    KR also features a Doctoral Consortium program, a student mentoring program bringing together PhD students and senior researchers from the area of KR. Application deadline: June 24, 2018.

    We solicit papers presenting novel results on the principles of KRR 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 KRR. We also encourage "reports from the field" of applications, experiments, developments, and tests. We invite two kinds of submissions: full papers and short papers.

    For its 2018 edition, KR will solicit proposals for both the Tutorial and Workshop tracks. Tutorials and workshops will be held from 27 to 29 October 2018, prior to the KR main technical program, which will run from 30 October to 1 November 2018. The deadline for proposal submissions  is 21 February 2018.

    For more information, see http://reasoning.eas.asu.edu/kr2018/.
  • 29 October - 2 November 2018, 17th International Conference on Relational and Algebraic Methods in Computer Science (RAMiCS 2018), Groningen, The Netherlands

    Date: 29 October - 2 November 2018
    Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Friday 6 April 2018

    Since 1994, the RAMiCS conference series has been the main venue for research on relation algebras, Kleene algebras and similar algebraic formalisms, and their applications as conceptual and methodological tools in computer science and beyond.

    We invite submissions in the general fields of algebras relevant to computer science and applications of such algebras. Submissions must not be published or under review for publication elsewhere. One author of each accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the conference. Accepted papers must be produced with LaTeX.

    For more information, see http://www.ramics-conference.org/.
  • 26 - 29 October 2018, 31st International Workshop on Description Logics(DL 2018), Tempe AZ, U.S.A.

    Date: 26 - 29 October 2018
    Location: Tempe AZ, U.S.A.
    Deadline: Saturday 14 July 2018

    The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences. The 31st edition will be collocated with the 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2018).

    We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics.

    Submissions may be of two types: regular submissions (consisting of 11 pages LNCS plus references) and papers accepted at some conference elsewhere (with a 2-page abstract that also specifies where the paper has been accepted).

    For more information, see http://dl.kr.org/dl2018/.
  • 20 - 21 October 2018, The 4th Asian Workshop on Philosophical Logic (AWPL-2018), Beijing, China

    Date: 20 - 21 October 2018
    Location: Beijing, China
    Target audience: Logicians and philosophers who interested in non-classical logics, philosophical logics, algebraic logics, and their applications in computer science, cognitive science, and social sciences
    Deadline: Friday 1 June 2018

    The Asian Workshop on Philosophical Logic (AWPL) is an event-series initiated by a group of Asian logicians, and in 2012 the first installment took place at the JAIST in Japan. It is devoted to promote awareness, understanding, and collaborations among researchers in philosophical logic and related fields. The workshop emphasizes the interplay of philosophical ideas and formal theories. Topics of interest include non-classical logics, philosophical logics, algebraic logics, and their applications in computer science, cognitive science, and social sciences. The second and third workshop took place successfully in Guangzhou (2014) and Taipei (2016), respectively. And the two post conference proceedings were published in the Studia Logica book series "Logic in Asia" (http://www.springer.com/series/13080?detailsPage=titles) with Springer.

    The Fourth Asian Workshop on Philosophical Logic (AWPL 2018) will be held in Beijing, China, on 20-21 October 2018, organized by the Tsinghua-UvA Joint Research Centre for Logic at Tsinghua University.

    All submissions should present original works not previously published. Submissions should be typeset in English with single-space and 12pt-size, be prepared as a .pdf file with at most 12 (A4-size) pages (including reference list, appendixes, acknowledgements, etc.), and be sent to the workshop electronically via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=awpl2018) by the corresponding author on time. It is assumed that, once a submission is accepted, at least one of its authors will attend the workshop and present the accepted work. After the workshop, selected submissions will be invited to revise and submit to a post conference proceedings, to be published in the "Logic in Asia" series.

  • 19 - 21 October 2018, 4th Workshop on Connexive Logics, Bochum, Germany

    Date: 19 - 21 October 2018
    Location: Bochum, Germany
    Deadline: Sunday 15 July 2018

    Modern connexive logic started in the 1960s with seminal papers by Richard B. Angell and Storrs McCall. Systems of connexive logic have been motivated by considerations on a content connection between the antecedent and succedent of valid implications and by applications that range from Aristotle's syllogistic to Categorial Grammar and the study of causal implications. As we are observing some growing interests in topics related to connexive logics, the fourth workshop aims at discussing directions for future research in connexive logics. Moreover, we will have a special session on contra-classical logics, namely a broad family of nonclassical logics, including connexive logics, that are orthogonal to classical logic.

    Any papers related to connexive logics, as well as contra-classical logics, are welcome.Submissions of extended abstracts (up to five pages) should be sent to both organizers.

    For more information, see here or at http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2014/entries/logic-connexive/ or contact Hitoshi Omori at , or Heinrich Wansing at .
  • 15 - 17 October 2018, 25th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2018), Warsaw, Poland

    Date: 15 - 17 October 2018
    Location: Warsaw, Poland
    Deadline: Monday 14 May 2018

    TIME 2018 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 25th edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass four tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Databases (3) Logic and Verification, and (4) New areas and Applications.

    Submissions of high-quality papers describing research results are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings, which will be published by LIPIcs-Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics.

    For more information, see https://time2018.ipipan.waw.pl/.
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    1 - 2 October 2018, International Conference "Formal Philosophy", Moscow, Russia

    Date & Time: 1 - 2 October 2018, 11:00-18:00
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    The international conference "Formal Philosophy" will be held from 1st to 2nd October 2018 ( Moscow, Higher School of Economics). Conference topics include philosophical logic, formal epistemology, formal ontology, formal ethics and other branches of formal and mathematical philosophy. Invited speakers: Jacek Malinowski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences), Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (Nazarbayev University), Allard Tamminga (University of Groningen) and Paul Weingartner (University of Salzburg).

    We are pleased to invite papers on any of the conference topics. Authors are asked to submit an abstract up to 1000 words via the EasyChair system. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review (all identifying information should be removed from the abstract). We accept abstracts in PDF format only (12pt, single spacing, 2cm margin). The Programme Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts that do not fit into the scope of the workshop.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/formalphilosophy2018 or contact Vitaliy Dolgorukov at .
  • 26 - 28 September 2018, Ninth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 2018), Saarbruecken, Germany

    Date: 26 - 28 September 2018
    Location: Saarbruecken, Germany
    Deadline: Wednesday 13 June 2018

    The aim of GandALF 2018 is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization.

    Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in the conference areas. Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome. Submitted papers should not exceed fourteen (14) pages using EPTCS format, be unpublished and contain original research. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are encouraged to make their data available with their submission.

  • 26 - 28 September 2018, 13th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications (LSFA 2018), Fortaleza, Brazil

    Date: 26 - 28 September 2018
    Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
    Deadline: Sunday 10 June 2018

    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 programming languages, supporting tool development and reasoning.

    Invited Speakers: Yiannis Moschovakis (Los Angeles & Athens), Andreas Herzig (CNRS, IRIT, Toulouse), Alessandra Palmigiano (TU Delft) and Amy Felty (Ottawa).

    Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form of full papers with a maximum of 13 pages (including references) in the new ENTCS format. Beyond full regular papers, we encourage submissions such as proof pearls, rough diamonds, original surveys, or overviews of research projects, where the focus is more on elegance and dissemination than on novelty. Papers belonging to this second category are expected to be short, that is, of a maximum of 6 pages including references, unless they also contain some novel results. Contributions must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.

    For more information, see http://lia.ufc.br/~lsfa2018/ or contact .
  • 24 - 28 September 2018, 1st workshop of Formal Reasoning and Semantics (FORMALS 2018), Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Date: 24 - 28 September 2018
    Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Deadline: Sunday 1 July 2018

    The 1st workshop of Formal Reasoning and Semantics will be held at the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik (IUC) as a part of the 7th conference Logic and Applications (LAP 2018). The workshop is organized within the research project Formal Reasoning and Semantics (FORMALS).

    The emphasis of the project is on applications of logic in computer science, and vice versa, the application of computational tools in logical and mathematical research. Another goal is to apply logic to specific problems of linguistics or, more generally, cognitive and information sciences, as well as interdisciplinary areas in which economics and mathematics overlap (game theory, social choice theory).

    Invited speakers: Vivek Nigam.

    We have several 30 min slots available for contributed talks. All contributions which broadly fit the main goal of the project - mutual enrichment of pure and applied logic - are welcome.

    For more information, see http://formals.ufzg.hr/ or contact .
  • 24 - 27 September 2018, Trends in Logic XVIII: Fine-Grained Semantics for Modal Logic, Milan, Italy

    Date: 24 - 27 September 2018
    Location: Milan, Italy
    Deadline: Wednesday 30 May 2018

    In the last few decades an impressive amount of foundational research in philosophical logic has been devoted to the development of semantical tools which provide sufficiently fine-grained semantics to deal with important topics of pure and applied modal logic, such as the representation of situations, states of affairs, structured contents, hyperintensional contexts, and agent-related attitudes, like epistemic and prohairetic attitudes. A number of different modal frameworks have emerged to tackle these themes. The aim of this conference is to study the potential of these approaches and to explore new connections between them, by providing a forum to present new ideas and analytical methods.

    Invited Speakers: Sergei Artemov (New York), Marta Bilkova (Prague), Hannes Leitgeb (Munich) and Sonja Smets (Amsterdam).

    We invite submissions for 30 minute presentations, with 10 additional minutes for discussion. We welcome both logical contributions, providing novel solutions to crucial problems in the field, and foundational contributions, focusing on the conceptual frameworks underlying these approaches and the possibility of combining them. We plan to publish Studia Logica special issue on the subject of fine grained semantics based on best conference submissions.

    For more information, see http://www.unicatt.it/meetings/trends2018.
  • 24 - 27 September 2018, Ninth conference on Non-Classical Logic: Theory and Applications, Torun, Poland

    Date: 24 - 27 September 2018
    Location: Torun, Poland
    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    The conference is devoted to non-classical logics: modal, many-valued, temporal, paraconsistent, epistemic, deontic, substructural, and nonmonotonic logic, and their applications in computer science, artificial intelligence, formal linguistics, cognitive studies, as well as the deeper analysis of traditional philosophical problems. We will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal Logic and Logical Philosophy published by the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and edited by the Department of Logic.

    The conference is organized by Departament of Logic and Methodology of Sciences of Lodz University and Department of Logic of Nicolaus Copernicus University.

    Submissions to the conference should be made via easychair.org. We prefer latex source + pdf submissions, but other formats (e.g. doc or pdf itself) are also accepted. Submissions should not exceed the capacity of two pages LaTeX standard format text.

  • 24 - 28 September 2018, 41st German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2018), Berlin, Germany

    Date: 24 - 28 September 2018
    Location: Berlin, Germany
    Deadline: Sunday 25 March 2018

    KI traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI, providing an ideal place for exchanging news and research results of intelligent system technology. The technical program of KI 2018 comprises paper presentations as well as tutorials, workshops, and a doctoral consortium.

     

    We invite proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held at the beginning (September 24-25) of the conference week (September 24-28). Topics include all subareas of artificial intelligence as well as their foundations and applications. The KI 2018 conference organizers will provide rooms for the workshops and the tutorials as well as determine the dates and times of the tutorials and workshops.

    For more information, see http://ki2018.dai-labor.de/ or contact .
  • 24 - 28 September 2018, Continuity, Computability, Constructivity (CCC 2018), Faro, Portugal

    Date: 24 - 28 September 2018
    Location: Faro, Portugal
    Deadline: Sunday 15 July 2018

    CCC is a workshop series bringing together researchers from exact real number computation, computable analysis, effective descriptive set theory, constructive analysis, and related areas. The overall aim is to apply logical methods in these disciplines to provide a sound foundation for obtaining exact and provably correct algorithms for computations with real numbers and related analytical data, which are of increasing importance in safety critical applications and scientific computation.

    Invited Speakers: Vasco Brattka (Munich, Germany), Akitoshi Kawamura (Fukuoka, Japan), Jaap van Oosten (Utrecht, Netherlands), and Warwick Tucker (Uppsala, Sweden). Tutorial Speaker: Martin Ziegler (Daejeon, South Korea).

    Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) of original work are welcome.  The workshop specifically invites contributions in the areas of Exact real number computation, Correctness of algorithms on infinite data, Computable analysis, Complexity of real numbers, real-valued functions, Effective descriptive set theory, Scott's domain theory, Constructive analysis, Category-theoretic approaches to computation on infinite data, Weihrauch degrees, and related areas.

  • 24 - 28 September 2018, 7th Workshop on Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief (DKB-2018) and 6th Workshop KI & Kognition (KIK-2018): Formal and Cognitive Reasoning, Berlin, Germany

    Date: 24 - 28 September 2018
    Location: Berlin, Germany
    Deadline: Friday 22 June 2018

    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. The aim of this series of workshops is to address recent challenges and to present novel approaches to uncertain reasoning and belief change in their broad senses, and in particular provide a forum for research work linking different paradigms of reasoning. The 2018 workshop will be part of the 41st German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2018).

    We welcome original papers on any of the workshop topics. We put a special focus on papers from both fields that provide a base for connecting formal-logical models of knowledge representation and cognitive models of reasoning and learning, addressing formal as well as experimental or heuristic issues. The length of each paper should not exceed 8-12 pages.

  • 20 - 21 September 2018, 4th Installment of Logic Now and Then (LNAT4): Scales in language and logic, Brussels, Belgium

    Date: 20 - 21 September 2018
    Location: Brussels, Belgium
    Deadline: Friday 15 June 2018

    Scalarity is a rich field of study in linguistics and logic. Linguistically, it enters into the meaning of a wide range of expressions. The best-known case in degree semantics may well be the gradable adjective (tall, short, likely, good ), but crosscategorially many other cases have been detected and analysed in similar scalar terms. LNAT4 seeks to consider (i) the nature and variation of scalarity in language and logic, (ii) the diagrams proposed for scalar notions, as well as (iii) the nature of possible connections between logico-linguistic scalar concepts and perception scales.

    Invited Speakers: Christopher Kennedy (University of Chicago) and Stefanie Solt (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS).

    We welcome papers on any of the conference topics. Abstracts should be in PDF-format, anonymous, at most one page long, and should include any example sentences. A second page may be added for bibliographical references only.

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    18 - 21 September 2018, 2nd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2018), Luxembourg

    Date & Time: 18 - 21 September 2018, 09:00-18:00
    Location: Luxembourg
    Target audience: researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas
    Deadline: Friday 20 April 2018

    RuleML+RR 2018 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It will provide a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems.

    RuleML+RR 2018 will be part of the Luxembourg Logic for AI Summit (LuxLogAI) "Methods and Tools for Responsible AI", bringing together RuleML+RR 2018, DecisionCAMP 2018, the Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2018), and the Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2018).

    RuleML+RR welcomes original research from all areas of Rules and Reasoning. High-quality papers related to theoretical advances, novel technologies, and innovative applications concerning knowledge representation and reasoning with rules are solicited.
    Particularly encouraged are submissions that combine one or several of the conference topics with the overall focus theme of the LuxLogAI Summit: Methods and Tools for Responsible AI.

    We accept the following submission formats for papers:
    - Full papers (presenting original and significant research results)
    - Technical Communications (intended for promising but possibly preliminary work, position papers, system descriptions, and applications descriptions, and optionally accompanied by a demo).
    In addition to regular submissions, RuleML+RR 2018 will host an Industry Track, a Doctoral Consortium and the 12th International Rule Challenge.

    For more information, see https://ruleml2018.gforge.uni.lu/ or contact Amal Tawakuli at .
  • 17 - 18 September 2018, Workshop "Once upon a time... Semantic approaches to fiction, literature, and narrative", Groningen, the Netherlands

    Date: 17 - 18 September 2018
    Location: Groningen, the Netherlands
    Deadline: Friday 25 May 2018

    We seem to approach a text that we know to be a work of fiction rather differently than a newspaper article, or a conversation about the weather. An influential view in philosophy is that fictional narratives are prescriptions for the reader to imagine some fictional world, while regular assertions are proposals to update the common ground. But whatever the eventual diagnosis, the (apparent) difference between the interpretation of fiction and of non-fiction already raises interesting linguistic questions: How does a reader even know that a text is fiction? Are there linguistic clues an author may leave that mark a given text as such? And is our formal semantic toolkit, developed for dealing with assertions in every day communication, suitable and sufficient for dealing with the peculiarities of narrative fiction and literary style?

    In this workshop we want to bring together linguists and philosophers interested in applying formal semantic tools to linguistic phenomena characteristic of fiction/narrative.

    We invite submissions of anonymous two-page abstracts (including references etc.) for 25 minute talks (plus 10 minutes discussion), via Easychair. With enough high quality submissions we'll also organize a poster session with lightning talks.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/fiction2018 or contact Emar Maier at .
  • 17 - 18 September 2018, 1st International Workshop on Ontology of Economics, Cape Town (South Africa)

    Date: 17 - 18 September 2018
    Location: Cape Town (South Africa)
    Deadline: Monday 18 June 2018

    Understanding the ontological nature of economic concepts and institutions is crucial for providing principled modelling in many important domains such as enterprise modelling, business processes, and social ontology. A significant number of fundamental concepts that are ubiquitous in economics have only recently been approached from an ontological perspective. For instance: value, risk, preference, utility, capability, good, service, exchange, transaction, competition. This workshop offers a venue to gather the recent contributions to this important topic.

    The workshop is part of the Joint Ontology Workshop Programme associated with the 10th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS).

    We welcome submissions from areas such as (philosophy of) economics, decision theory, social choice theory, business, finance, accounting, economic sociology, and enterprise modeling, to promote the discussion of the ontological foundation of fundamental concepts in economics.

    For more information, see https://oe.inf.unibz.it/.
  • 17 - 21 September 2018, Methodological Approaches in the Study of Recent Mathematics, Konstanz, Germany

    Date: 17 - 21 September 2018
    Location: Konstanz, Germany
    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    The first Forcing Project Networking Conference (FPNC2018) is the informal kick-off event of the Forcing Project. The project aims to analyse, from a historical and philosophical point of view, the development of modern set theory since the introduction of the forcing technique. FPNC2018 is devoted to methodological approaches in the study of recent mathematics and focuses on the topics of mathematical philosophy and mathematical practice.

    We welcome contributors to reflect on methods in  mathematical philosophy and the study of mathematical practice as well as their eventual applicability to the study of modern set theory. We especially welcome contributions which discuss the viability of the notion of "conceptual change" and "revolution" in the development of mathematics, in particular from the perspective of mathematical practice, or which discuss how to track changes in the development of mathematical knowledge and methods through the analysis of mathematical practices.

    Contributions do not have to tackle the forcing technique or set theory necessarily. Rather, the goal of the conference is to share insights from the study of mathematical practices more generally, which eventually could become fruitful for the study of the development of the forcing technique.

    For more information, see http://network2018.forcing-project.com or contact Daniel Kuby at .
  • 17 - 18 September 2018, Workshop "Once upon a time...": Semantic approaches to fiction, literature, and narrative

    Date: 17 - 18 September 2018
    Location: Groningen
    Deadline: Friday 25 May 2018

    We seem to approach a text that we know to be a work of fiction rather differently than a newspaper article, or a conversation about the weather. An influential view in philosophy is that fictional narratives are prescriptions for the reader to imagine some fictional world, while regular assertions are proposals to update the common ground. But whatever the eventual diagnosis, the (apparent) difference between the interpretation of fiction and of non-fiction already raises interesting linguistic questions: How does a reader even know that a text is fiction? Are there linguistic clues an author may leave that mark a given text as such? And is our formal semantic toolkit, developed for dealing with assertions in every day communication, suitable and sufficient for dealing with the peculiarities of narrative fiction and literary style?

    In this workshop we want to bring together linguists and philosophers interested in applying formal semantic tools to linguistic phenomena characteristic of fiction/narrative.

    We invite submissions of anonymous two-page abstracts (including references etc.) for 25 minute talks (plus 10 minutes discussion), on or before May 25, via Easychair. With enough high quality submissions we'll also organize a poster session with lightning talks.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/fiction2018/ or contact Sofia Bimpikou at .
  • 17 - 18 September 2018, Epistemology in Ontologies (EPINON II), Cape Town, South Africa

    Date: 17 - 18 September 2018
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa
    Deadline: Monday 2 July 2018

    Formal ontologies and knowledge representation mainly focus on characterising how a given domain is structured, i.e., they identify a set of concepts, entities, and relations together with the constraints that hold for this domain. The structure of the characterisation is usually intended to reflect the point of view of significant experts or a realist view of how things about a particular domain are in reality. The aim of this workshop is to explore an epistemological stance in formal ontology and knowledge representation and focus on the assessment of the modelling provided by the ontology designer.

    In particular, we are interested in fostering the discussion about two intertwined research directions: epistemology of ontology and and ontology of epistemology. We are interested in formal and ontological approaches to the definitions of the concepts that are relevant to the assessment of the perspective of the ontology designer. Problems related to this direction include: ontology of general epistemological concepts (e.g. proof, argument, explanation, epistemic reliability, trust), ontology of cognitive concepts (perception, reasoning, sensations), ontology of data and measurements.

    We welcome two types of submissions: Regular articles (8-12 pages including the bibliography) for presenting original unpublished work, neither submitted to, nor accepted for, any other venue, and Short articles (5 pages including the bibliography) for presenting brief descriptions of ongoing research and projects, preliminary approaches, or descriptions of related previously published research.

  • 14 - 16 September 2018, Colloquium Logicum 2018 (CL 2018), Bayreuth, Germany

    Date: 14 - 16 September 2018
    Location: Bayreuth, Germany
    Deadline: Wednesday 16 May 2018

    The Colloquium Logicum is organized every two years by the "Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Mathematische Logik und fuer Grundlagenforschung der Exakten Wissenschaften" (DVMLG). In 2018 the colloquium is jointly organized by the Chair of Philosophy 1 and the Chair for Theoretical Computer Science of the University of Bayreuth, Germany. The conference will cover the whole range of mathematical logic and the foundations of the exact sciences. In addition to all fields of mathematical logic, this includes the philosophy of the exact sciences, logic in philosophy, and logic in computer science and artificial intelligence.

    Keynote Speakers: Isolde Adler (Leeds, England), Joerg Brendle (Kobe, Japan), Douglas Cenzer (Gainesville FL, U.S.A.), Laura Fontanella (Marseille, France), Benny Kimelfeld (Haifa, Israel), Yang Liu (Cambridge, England), Sara Negri (Helsinki, Finland) and Charlotte Werndl (Salzburg, Austria). In addition to the keynote talks, there will be a "PhD Colloquium" with invited presentations of excellent recent PhD graduates.

    The programme committee invites the submission of abstracts for talks in all fields of research covered by the DVMLG: mathematical logic and the foundations of the exact sciences (including logic in philosophy, computer science and artificial intelligence). Abstracts should have between 100 and 500 words and are to be submitted via the easychair submission page.

  • 12 - 14 September 2018, 7th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2018), Warsaw, Poland

    Date: 12 - 14 September 2018
    Location: Warsaw, Poland
    Deadline: Friday 20 April 2018

    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.  COMMA 2018 will be part of a series of events of the Warsaw Argumentation Week, WAW 2018 (6-16 Sept 2018), which will include the next edition of the Summer School on Argumentation (SSA 2018), themed COMMA workshops, the 16th ArgDiap conference, and other cognate meetings and events. In addition to the main conference track, there will be thematically-focused workshops, and a session will be organized for the demonstration of innovative working applications and tools.

     

    We invite submission of original and unpublished work. Parallel submission to journals or other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not permitted. Reviewing is single-blinded. 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.

    For more information, see http://comma2018.argdiap.pl or contact .
  • 11 - 14 September 2018, Twenty-first International Conference on Text, Speech, & Dialogue (TSD 2018), Brno, Czech Republic

    Date: 11 - 14 September 2018
    Location: Brno, Czech Republic
    Deadline: Thursday 15 March 2018

    The conference focuses on all that is new in artificial intelligence such as natural language processing, speech processing and human-computer communication and interaction. In its field, this conference is a special event attracting about 150 experts from 30 countries from around the world every year. The fact that the conference proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in its series of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence further attests to the international prestige of the conference.

    The conference program will include oral presentations and poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions. The TSD 2018 conference will be accompanied by one-day satellite workshops or project meetings with organizational support by the TSD organizing committee.  Keynote speaker: Kenneth Church, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA.

    The organizing committee invites papers to be presented during the conference. Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to): Corpora and Language Resources, Speech Recognition, Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech, Speech and Spoken Language Generation, Semantic Processing of Text and Speech, Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing, Automatic Dialogue Systems, and Multimodal Techniques and Modelling. Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

    For more information, see http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2018/ or contact Ales Horak at .
  • 11 - 15 September 2018, Poznań Reasoning Week 2018, Poznań, Poland

    Date: 11 - 15 September 2018
    Location: Poznań, Poland
    Deadline: Sunday 10 June 2018

    Poznań Reasoning Week 2018, which is the third edition of PRW, consists of three conferences, aimed at bringing together experts whose research offers a broad range of perspectives on systematic analyses of reasoning processes and their formal modelling:
    - Games and Reasoning 2018 (11 september)
    - Logic and Cognition 2018 (12-13 september)
    - Refutation Symposium 2018 (14-15 september)

    The aim of the Games and Reasoning conference is to gather researchers from various fields who use games as tools in their research. The concept of a game includes here serious games, scientific discovery games, gamification techniques in science, games with a purpose as well as the more general approaches using game theoretical framework.

    Logic and Cognition is an initiative focusing on research on the interplay of logic, cognitive science, psychology and computer science which aim at shedding the light on actual reasoning processes.

    Refutation systems are axiomatic systems applied to non-valid formulas (or sequents). A refutation system consists of refutation axioms and refutation rules. This approach is complementary to standard proof methods.  Although refutation systems are not widely known, we believe that the method has potential and can produce results that are both interesting and useful. The goal of the Refutation Symposium is to explain key concepts and techniques, and present new results on refutation systems.

    We invite proposals for contributed talks. Please submit an extended abstract of max. 1.000 words, including references, prepared for blind review. As a first key-word, please indicate the event you want to submit your work to (GaR, L&C or RS).

  • 10 - 14 September 2018, "Set theory today", A conference in honour of Georg Cantor, Vienna, Austria

    Date: 10 - 14 September 2018
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Georg Cantor (1845-1918) is considered by many the father of modern set theory, his notion of cardinality bringing to life a proper class of different infinities! This conference aims to gather leading scientists from various areas of present-day set theory to celebrate his work.

    Contributed talks: A limited number of spots is available for short, contributed talks (20-30 minutes). If you would like to be considered for such a talk, please send your registration email including an abstract and title for your talk before May 15, 2018. We can offer a modest support towards accommodation costs if needed (please, specify in your email).

  • 9 - 12 September 2018, 3rd International Workshop on AI aspects of Reasoning, Information, and Memory 2018 (AIRIM'18), Poznan, Poland

    Date: 9 - 12 September 2018
    Location: Poznan, Poland
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    There is general realization that computational models of languages and reasoning can be improved by integration of heterogeneous resources of information, e.g., multidimensional diagrams, images, language, syntax, semantics, quantitative data, memory. While the event targets promotion of integrated computational approaches, we invite contributions from any individual areas related to information, language, memory, reasoning.

    We welcome submissions of papers on the conference topics. Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file) not exceeding 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop. Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s).

    For more information, see https://www.fedcsis.org/2018/airim or contact Roussanka Loukanova at .
  • 6 - 16 September 2018, Warsaw Argumentation Week (WAW 2018), Warsaw, Poland

    Date: 6 - 16 September 2018
    Location: Warsaw, Poland
    Deadline: Friday 6 July 2018

    The Warsaw Argumentation Week (WAW) is a series of events organised by the Polish Academy of Sciences in collaboration with University of Warsaw, Warsaw Institute of Technology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Bialystok University of Technology, Centre for Formal Ontology, Graduate School for Social Research and several businesses and NGOs. The WAW 2018 consists of eight events:

    - COMMA 2018: 7th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (12-14 Sept) along with three COMMA thematic workshops (11 Sept), COMMA 3rd Summer School on Argumentation (SSA, 6-10 Sept) and COMMA Industry Afternoon session (13 Sept)

    - 16th ArgDiaP Conference: 'Argumentation and Corpus Linguistics' (15-16 Sept) along with two ArgDiaP thematic workshops (15 Sept).

    The SSA 2018 program includes a Student Session consisting of contributed talks, posters and discussions with mentors, with a 'Best SSA 2018 Paper Award' for the best contributed talk. Extended abstract submission deadline: 04 July.

    Papers are invited for the COMMA Thematic Workshops, SAFA, ArgSoc & ArgPhil (Extended abstract submission deadline: 29 June), as well as ArgDiap and the ArgDiaP Workshops, MET-ARG & MET-RhET (Extended abstract submission deadline: 06 July).

    For more information, see http://waw2018.argdiap.pl/.
  • 5 - 7 September 2018, SuB 23: Sinn & Bedeutung, Barcelona, Spain

    Date: 5 - 7 September 2018
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    Deadline: Monday 12 March 2018

    The Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) conference has in recent years emerged as one of the biggest venues for formal semantics and pragmatics representing the full breadth of the field, and we aim to maintain this tradition.

    Invited speakers: Berit Gehrke, Wolfram Hinzen, Beth Levin and Judith Tonhauser.

    We invite abstract submissions on topics pertaining to natural language semantics, pragmatics, lexical semantics, the syntax-semantics interface, psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic studies related to meaning, and the philosophy of language. Abstracts should contain original research that, at the time of submission, has neither been published nor accepted for publication.

  • 5 - 7 September 2018, 14th International Conference on Grammatical Inference (ICGI 2018), Wroclaw, Poland

    Date: 5 - 7 September 2018
    Location: Wroclaw, Poland
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    ICGI, which has been organized bi-annually since early nineties, is the major forum for presentation and discussion of original research papers on all aspects of grammatical inference. The theme of ICGI 2018 will include theoretical and experimental analysis of various models of grammatical inference and algorithms for induction of different classes of languages and automata. This year we especially encourage submissions related to the domain of bioinformatics, which will be presented at a special joint session with the collocated Polish Bionformatics Society symposium.

    The confirmed keynote speakers include: Colin de la Higuera (Nantes), Johannes Söding (Goettingen), and Frits Vaandrager (Nijmegen).

    We invite three types of papers: formal and/or technical papers describing original solutions (theoretical, methodological or conceptual), exploratory papers describing completely new research positions or approaches, and tool papers describing a new tool for grammatical inference. Additionally, you can present your work in progress during a designated session of ICGI, and attending a special session GI in Bioinformatics conjoined with a poster exhibition.

    For more information, see http://icgi2018.pwr.edu.pl or contact .
  • 4 - 7 September 2018, Computer Science Logic 2018 (CSL 2018), Birmingham, England

    Date: 4 - 7 September 2018
    Location: Birmingham, England
    Deadline: Saturday 7 April 2018

    The Conference 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 2018 will be the 27th edition in the series. It will be organised by the School of Computer Science of the University of Birmingham.

    Submission Submissions will be through EasyChair. Proceedings will be published in the Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics. After the conference, selected papers will be invited to a special issue of the online open access journal Logical Methods in Computer Science.

    For more information, see http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/csl18/.
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    4 - 5 September 2018, 2nd HSE Semantics & Pragmatics Workshop

    Date: 4 - 5 September 2018
    Location: Moscow
    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
    – formal semantics and formal pragmatics
    – experimental pragmatics
    – formal/experimental pragmatics interface
    – semantics/pragmatics distinction and semantics/pragmatics interface
    – epistemic foundations of semantics and pragmatics
    – semantics/pragmatics and epistemic logic
    - speech act theory
    – semantics and pragmatics of conventions
    – the principles of compositionality and contextuality
    – lexical semantics and pragmatics

    Authors are asked to submit an abstract up to 1000 words. Authors may submit more than one paper, but the only one can be accepted with you as the first author. The submitted materials will undergo double-blind review. The Program Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts that do not fit into the scope of the workshop.

     

    Authors may submit more than one paper, but the only one can be accepted with you as the first author.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/sempraghse2018/ or contact Vitaliy Dolgorukov at .
  • 3 September 2018, Mini-Symposium "Mathematical Logic" at the 18th EWM meeting, Graz, Austria

    Date: Monday 3 September 2018
    Location: Graz, Austria
    Deadline: Thursday 15 March 2018

    The 18th European Women in Mathematics General Meeting  focuses on female mathematicians and their achievements. As part of this event, the Mini-Symposium on Mathematical Logic concentrates on recent results that demonstrate the fruitfulness of working at the interface between different parts of logic -- that is, model theory, set theory, recursion (or computability) theory and proof theory -- or between logic and other areas of mathematics. Our speakers therefore come from different fields of mathematical logic and are interested in cross-connections between their fields and areas of application such as topology, group theory, real geometry and combinatorics. For the general audience we are planning an introductory lecture on recent developments in model theory and its applications to real geometry.

    Invited speakers: Laura Fontanella (Université Aix Marseille), Charlotte Kestner (Imperial College, London) Salma Kuhlmann (University of Konstanz), Heike Mildenberger (Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg), Diana Carolina Montoya (Kurt Gödel Research Center, Vienna).

    We invite female researchers to apply for very short contributed talks (10-12 minutes) at the Mini-Symposium. Also, application is now open for travel support for graduate students to participate in the Mini-Symposium. We also encourage female researchers to contribute posters to a thematic grouping on Mathematical Logic as part of the EWM's poster session.

  • 2 September 2018, Compositional Approaches for Physics, NLP, and Social Sciences

    Date: Sunday 2 September 2018
    Location: Nice, France
    Deadline: Saturday 30 June 2018

    Compositional Approaches for Physics, NLP, and Social Sciences (CAPNS 2018) will be colocated with QI 2018. The workshop is a continuation and extension of the Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics and Cognitive Science, held in June 2016.

    The ability to compose parts to form a more complex whole, and to analyze a whole as a combination of elements, is desirable across disciplines. In this workshop we bring together researchers applying compositional approaches to NLP, Physics, Cognitive Science, and Game Theory. The categorical model of Coecke et al. [2010], inspired by quantum protocols, has provided a convincing account of compositionality in vector space models of NLP. Similar category-theoretic approaches have been applied in cognitive science, and now are being extended to game theory. The interplay between the three disciplines will foster theoretically motivated approaches to understanding how meanings of words interact in sentences and discourse, how concepts develop, and how complex games can be analyzed. Commonalities between the compositional mechanisms employed may be extracted, and applications and phenomena traditionally thought of as 'non-compositional' will be examined.

    Contributions should be submitted at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=capns2018.

    Important dates:
    June 30th: Paper submission
    July 15th: Notification to contributors
    September 2nd: Workshop date

    For more information, see here or at https://sites.google.com/view/capns2018/home or contact Martha Lewis at .
  • 28 - 31 August 2018, Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2018 (LATD 2018, Berne, Switzerland

    Date: 28 - 31 August 2018
    Location: Berne, Switzerland
    Deadline: Sunday 22 April 2018

    Mathematical Fuzzy Logic is the sub-discipline of Mathematical Logic that is concerned with the notion of comparative truth. The assumption that "truth comes in degrees" has proved to be very useful in many theoretical and applied areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Philosophy. 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.

    We invite contributions on any relevant aspects of logical systems (including many-valued, fuzzy, substructural, modal and quantum logics). Abstracts of contributed talks, 2-4 pages, are to be prepared using the EasyChair class style and submitted via EasyChair.

    For more information, see http://www.latd2018.unibe.ch.
  • 28 - 31 August 2018, Symposium Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2018 (LACompLing2018), Stockholm, Sweden

    Date: 28 - 31 August 2018
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    Costs: Roussanka Loukanova, Kristina Liefke
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Computational linguistics studies natural language in its various manifestations from a computational point of view, both on the theoretical level (modeling grammar modules dealing with natural language form and meaning, and the relation between these two) and on the practical level (developing applications for language and speech technology). Right from the start in the 1950ties, there have been strong links with computer science, logic, and many areas of mathematics - one can think of Chomsky's contributions to the theory of formal languages and automata, or Lambek's logical modeling of natural language syntax. The workshop assesses the place of logic, mathematics, and computer science in present day computational linguistics. It intends to be a forum for presenting new results as well as work in progress.

    The workshop focuses mainly on logical approaches to computational processing of natural language, and on the applicability of methods and techniques from the study of artificial languages (programming/logic) in computational linguistics. We invite participation and submissions from other relevant approaches too, especially if they can inspire new work and approaches.

    We invite original, regular papers (maximum 10 pages, including figures and references) that are not submitted concurrently to another conference or for publication elsewhere. Abstracts of presentations (max 2 pages) can be on work submitted or published elsewhere.

  • 27 - 31 August 2018, 12th International Conference on Advances in Modal Logic (AiML 2018), Bern, Switzerland

    Date: 27 - 31 August 2018
    Location: Bern, Switzerland
    Deadline: Sunday 11 March 2018

    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 2018 is the 12th conference in the series, and will be co-located with the sixth edition of the conference "Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees" (LATD 2018).

    Authors are invited to submit, for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings:
    - full papers, intended for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference, reporting on original research and not submitted elsewhere
    - short presentations intended for presentation at the conference but not for the published proceedings. which may describe preliminary results, work in progress etc.

    We invite submissions on all aspects of modal logic. Papers on related subjects will also be considered.

    For more information, see http://www.aiml2018.unibe.ch or contact .
  • 22 - 25 August 2018, The Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence 2018 (HLAI 2018), Prague, Czech Republic

    Date: 22 - 25 August 2018
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic

    HLAI 2018 will combine three confernces:

    - AGI'18, the Eleventh Annual Conference on Artificial General Intelligence.
    The AGI conference series is the premier international event aimed at advancing the state of knowledge regarding the original goal of the AI field - the creation of thinking machines with general intelligence at the human level and possibly beyond.
    Conference site: http://agi-conference.org/2018/

    - NeSy'18, the Thirteenth International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning.
    NeSy is the premier event worldwide for the study and integration of neural computation and symbolic AI.
    Conference site: http://www.neural-symbolic.org/

    - BICA'18, the Ninth Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures.
    The annual BICA conference attracts researchers from the edge of scientific frontiers, offering informal brainstorming atmosphere together with publication venues to ambitious ideas, regardless of their immediate practical value or solid empirical justification.
    Conference site: http://bica2018.bicasociety.org/

    All three conferences welcome contributed papers on their respective conference topics. Deadlines: April 25 (AGP), June 11 (NeSy), and April 1st (BICA).

    For more information, see https://www.hlai-conf.org/ or contact .
  • 13 - 17 August 2018, ESSLLI Workshop on Quantity in Language and Thought, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Date: 13 - 17 August 2018
    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Quantifiers are linguistic expressions encoding representations of quantities. Their study has been one of the great success stories in natural language semantics. On the other hand, the study of the mental representation of numerical and other quantitative information has become an active area of research in cognitive science and neuroscience. This workshop provides a venue for continued exploration of the interface between these two domains.

    Keynote Speakers: Jakub Dotlačil (Amsterdam), Michael Franke (Tübingen), and Steven Piantadosi (Rochester).

    We invite anonymized submission of abstracts of 2 pages on new research on any of the workshop topics.

     

  • 11 - 12 August 2018, 23rd Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2018), Sofia, Bulgaria

    Date: 11 - 12 August 2018
    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Deadline: Friday 9 March 2018

    FG-2018 is the 23rd conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information which, in 2018, will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    FG provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language.

    We invite electronic submissions of original, 16-page papers (including references and possible technical appendices). Papers should report original work which was not presented in other conferences. However, simultaneous submission is allowed, provided that the authors indicate other conferences to which the work was submitted in a footnote. Note that accepted papers can only be presented in one of the venues.

    For more information, see http://fg.phil.hhu.de/2018/.
  • 10 - 11 August 2018, ICM 2018 Satellite Conference on Mathematical Logic, Niteroi, Brazil

    Date: 10 - 11 August 2018
    Location: Niteroi, Brazil
    Deadline: Sunday 1 April 2018

    It is our pleasure to announce that the Sociedade Brasileira de Logica (SBL) and the Division for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST/IUHPST) are organizing the Conference on Mathematical Logic, as a satellite conference of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 (ICM 2018), held in Rio de Janeiro from 1 to 9 August 2018.

    Invited speakers include Matthias Aschenbrenner, Veronica Becher, Valeria de Paiva, Steve Jackson, Ulrich Kohlenbach, Maryanthe Malliaris, Francisco Miraglia, Lou van den Dries and Joris Van Der Hoeven.

    The organisers invite all researchers in mathematical logic to submit abstracts of their research for presentation at the conference via our easychair website.

  • 6 - 17 August 2018, ESSLLI 2018 Student Session, Sofia, Bulgaria

    Date: 6 - 17 August 2018
    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Deadline: Monday 26 February 2018

    The Student Session of the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLII 2018) is a forum for PhD and Master students to present their research at the interfaces of logic, language and computation. It features three tracks: Logic & Computation (LoCo), Logic & Language (LoLa), and Language & Computation (LaCo).

    We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and selected papers will appear in the Student Session proceedings by Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience. Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations and one for posters.

    For more information, see http://esslli2018.folli.info/student-session/ or contact Jennifer Sikos at .
  • 6 - 10 August 2018, Workshop Bridging formal and conceptual semantics (BRIDGE 2018), Sofia, Bulgaria

    Date: 6 - 10 August 2018
    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Deadline: Saturday 31 March 2018

    The main aim of this ESSLLI 2018 workshop is to get together linguists, philosophers and cognitive scientists from the two leading research traditions of natural language meaning, often referred to them as "formal semantics" and "conceptual semantics". The workshop provides a platform to investigate and discuss the ways of possible bridges between the two semantic perspectives, and to initiate a deeper conversation and collaboration between them. The workshop intends to gather approaches that show the way how the two perspectives can strengthen each other.

    The workshop holds 6 high-quality contributed talks, each of 45 minutes including discussions, and invited talks by Gemma Boleda (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University).

    The workshop invites high-quality submissions on topics closely related to the main issue of the workshop, for 45 minutes talks (incl. discussion). The submission of the abstracts will be handled via  EasyChair. Authors can submit anonymous abstracts of max. 2 pages.

  • 6 - 10 August 2018, ESSLLI Workshop on Ambiguity: Perspectives on Representation & Resolution (ARR), Sofia, Bulgaria

    Date: 6 - 10 August 2018
    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Deadline: Monday 2 April 2018

    There are various approaches to ambiguity from a wide variety of perspectives. This is due to the fact that ambiguity exists and arises on many different levels of natural language. We want to bring together scholars working on different aspects of ambiguity, in particular to approach the following questions:
    1. What is the core of this phenomenon?
    2. What is the common ground in approaching the phenomenon?
    3. What can be gained by combining different approaches?

    Our special focus is thus on bringing together approaches seeing ambiguity as a mere computational problem and approaches seeing it as a linguistic phenomenon with some interest in itself.

    The conference invites extended abstracts of 2 pages (excluding references) related to the workshop themes. Extended abstracts should lay out original, unpublished research and/or implementation results. We would like to encourage a variety of submissions relating to any dimension of ambiguity. Depending on number and quality of submissions, and interest of authors, we plan to edit a special issue of worked out papers of contributions to the workshop.

    For more information, see https://ambiguity2018.phil.hhu.de or contact .
  • 6 - 10 August 2018, 10th Conference on Boolean Algebras, Lattices, Algebraic Logic and Quantum Logic, Universal Algebra, Set Theory, and Set-theoretic and Point-free Topology (BLAST 2018), Denver CO, U.S.A.

    Date: 6 - 10 August 2018
    Location: Denver CO, U.S.A.
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    After a full decade of being hosted in various universities, BLAST returns to its birthplace. BLAST aims at bringing together researchers and students in the above-mentioned diverse areas and the scientific program will include three tutorials exposing the audience to various aspects of the these areas. There will also be seven invited lectures and contributed talks.

    The call for papers and information on submission of abstracts will be available sometime in Spring 2018.

  • 6 - 12 August 2018, Summer School and Workshop "Concepts in Action - Representation, Learning & Application" (CARLA), Osnabrueck, Germany

    Date: 6 - 12 August 2018
    Location: Osnabrueck, Germany
    Deadline: Sunday 20 May 2018

    The summer school will bring together researchers from different disciplines with the goal of providing participants with knowledge about concept research outside of their own fields and to initiate interdisciplinary exchanges and research. The subsequent and co-located international workshop provides an excellent opportunity to present and discuss ongoing research on concepts.

    Both events will focus on (but not be restricted to) three core questions: How can we formally describe and model concepts? Where do concepts come from, and how are they acquired? How are concepts used in cognitive tasks?

    Both the school participants and external researchers are invited to submit abstracts to the workshop for oral or poster presentations. The organizers invite ontributions from all fields related to cognitive science, including (but not limited to) linguistics, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, logic, and computer science. Although the workshop is open for research on any aspect of concepts, there exists a set of core topics that are of special interest: Representation, Learning, and Application.

  • 5 - 8 August 2018, Fifteenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2018), Lake Kochel, Germany

    Date: 5 - 8 August 2018
    Location: Lake Kochel, Germany
    Deadline: Monday 2 April 2018

    The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data.

    Most mathematical models in physics and engineering are based on the real number concept. Thus, a computability theory and a complexity theory over the real numbers and over more general continuous data structures is needed. 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 conference CCA 2018 is held in Honour of Klaus Weihrauch's 75th Birthday, and is preceded by the conference Computability in Europe (CiE 2018) that takes place in Kiel, in the north of Germany, from July 30 to August 3, 2018.

    Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format, including references.

    For more information, see http://cca-net.de/cca2018/.
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    5 - 11 August 2018, 41st International Wittgenstein Symposium 2018: Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics, Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria

    Date: 5 - 11 August 2018
    Location: Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria
    Deadline: Friday 30 March 2018

    Sections:
    1. Wittgenstein
    2. Traditional and Modern Logic
    3. The Structural Complexity of Judgements – Propositions – Sentences
    4. Logic: Absolute Normativity or Alternatives
    5. The Infinite
    6. Foundations of Mathematics

    Workshop 1: Wittgenstein on the Philosophy of Mathematics, 1937–1939: The Projected Early Version of PI (with Joachim Schulte)
    Workshop 2: Logical Paradoxes (with Hannes Leitgeb)

    We would like to encourage you to participate in the 41st International Wittgenstein Symposium. Papers can be written in German or English. They should not be submitted elsewhere.

    For more information, see http://alws.at/index.php/symposium/.
  • 1 - 3 August 2018, International Conference "Varieties of Mathematical Abstraction", Vienna, Austria

    Date: 1 - 3 August 2018
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    Mathematical abstraction is a general phenomenon, a process by which we generalize from the properties and relations of particular objects to the abstract, mathematical structure that those objects exhibit. It is a process that can be iterated to achieve higher levels of abstraction, and plays an important role in shaping how we think about and understand empirical phenomena. The main objective of this conference is to explore the philosophical significance of mathematical abstraction from different perspectives: metaphysically, epistemologically, historically, and practically. Particular attention will be devoted to the role of abstraction in mathematical practice.

    We invite the submission of abstracts, suitable for a 40 minute presentation (followed by 20 minutes for questions), on topics related to any aspects of mathematical abstraction. We encourage submissions from early career researchers and PhD students. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review.

  • 30 July - 3 August 2018, Computability in Europe 2018 (CiE 2018): Sailing Routes in the World of Computation, Kiel, Germany

    Date: 30 July - 3 August 2018
    Location: Kiel, Germany
    Deadline: Wednesday 17 January 2018

    CiE 2018 is the fourteenth 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 conference will feature Special Sessions on Approximation and Optimisation, Bioinformatics and Bio-inspired Computing, Computing with Imperfect Information, Continuous Computation, History and Philosophy of Computing, and SAT-Solving. Tutoral Speakers: Pinar Heggernes (Bergen, Norway) and Bakhadyr Khoussainov (Auckland, NZ). Invited Speakers: Kousha Etessami (Edinburgh, UK), Johanna Franklin (Hempstead, US), Mai Gehrke (Paris, France), Alberto Marcone (Udine, Italy), Alexandra Silva (London, UK) and Jeffrey O. Shallit (Waterloo, Canada).

    The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers (European and non-European) to submit their papers in all areas related to the conference for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings.

    Papers must be submitted in PDF format, using the LNCS style and should have a maximum of 10 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.

    For more information, see http://cie2018.uni-kiel.de or contact .
  • 27 - 28 July 2018, Workshop on Decision Theory & the Future of Artificial Intelligence, Munich, Germany

    Date: 27 - 28 July 2018
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    This workshop will continue in the tradition established last year of bringing together philosophers, decision theorists, and AI researchers in order to promote research at the nexus between decision theory and AI. Our plan for the second installment is to make connections between decision theory and burgeoning research programs that may play a prominent role in the near future of the discipline - e.g., quantum information theory, social network analysis, and causal inference.

    Confirmed Speakers Hans Briegel (University of Innsbruck), Tina Eliassi-Rad (Northeastern University), Dominik Janzing  (Max Planck Institute - Tübingen), Teresa Scantamburlo  (University of Bristol) and Wolfgang Spohn  (University of Konstanz).

    We invite submissions for contributed talks in the form of a short abstract (up to 150 words) and an extended abstract (up to 1000 words) through the EasyChair submission system. The conference language is English; contributions in other languages will not be considered. The abstract should not contain any identifying information.

    For more information, see http://decision-ai.org/2018/.
  • 24 - 27 July 2018, 25th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2018), Bogota, Colombia

    Date: 24 - 27 July 2018
    Location: Bogota, Colombia
    Deadline: Sunday 11 March 2018

    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.

    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. 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.

    For more information, see http://wollic.org/wollic2018/.
  • 23 - 28 July 2018, Logic Colloquium 2018 (LC 2018), Udine, Italy

    Date: 23 - 28 July 2018
    Location: Udine, Italy
    Deadline: Wednesday 2 May 2018

    The Logic Colloquium 2018 is the annual European summer meeting of the Association of Symbolic Logic (ASL) ,  an international organization supporting research and critical studies in logic. Its primary function is to provide an effective forum for the presentation, publication, and discussion of scholarly work in this area of inquiry.

    LC 2018 will include tutorials by Katrin Tent (WWU Münster) and Ulrike Sattler (University of Manchester), a Gödel Lecture by Rod Downey (Victoria University of Wellington), and 6 special sessions on the topics of Descriptive set theory and dynamical systems, Model theory, Proof theory and constructivism, Temporal and multivalued logics, Computability theory, and Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics.

    Abstracts of contributed papers must be submitted as pdf file via EasyChair. Abstract should be prepared using  the ASL abstract style.

    For more information, see https://lc18.uniud.it or contact .
  • 19 July 2018, Second Workshop on Logics for Reasoning about Preferences, Uncertainty, and Vagueness (PRUV 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: Thursday 19 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    PRUV 2018 will take place during FLoC and associated to IJCAR. The aim of PRUV is to bring together people from different communities (such as the Artificial Intelligence and the Semantic Web community, among others), including theorists and practitioners, working on logics for reasoning about preferences, uncertainty, and vagueness. Making researchers aware of and fruitfully discuss the most recent application areas, new challenges and the existing body of work on logics for reasoning about preferences, uncertainty, and vagueness, respectively is the main goal of this meeting.

    PRUV welcomes submissions relating logic with preferences, uncertainty and vagueness. There are three submission formats: Full papers (up to 15 pages), Technical Communications (up to 8 pages) and System Descriptions (up to 8 pages). The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts from a wide spectrum of research areas. Thus, we accept submissions of papers and results previously published in other major conferences and journals.

    For more information, see http://pruv18.inf.unibz.it/.
  • 19 July 2018, Third Workshop on Fun With Formal Methods (FWFM-2018), Oxford, England

    Date: Thursday 19 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Friday 20 April 2018

    The workshop will be held in University of Oxford as a part of Federated Logic Conference FLOC-2018 ( http://www.floc2018.org/ ) in affiliation with 30th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification ( http://cavconference.org/2018/ ) The primary purpose of the workshop series on Fun With Formal Methods (FWFM) is to popularize and disseminate the best practice of popularization of Formal Methods.

    Extended abstracts and papers on topics related to FWFM are solicited. There is no any strict limit for page number or style, but it is recommended to be in range 2-4 pages for extended abstracts and 4-16 pages for papers. Papers already published somewhere are also welcome but must make it explicit their publication status (for including to proceedings).

    For more information, see http://persons.iis.nsk.su/en/FWFM2018.
  • 19 - 20 July 2018, 17th International Workshop on Proof, Computation, & Complexity (PCC 2018), Bonn, Germany

    Date: 19 - 20 July 2018
    Location: Bonn, Germany
    Deadline: Monday 28 May 2018

    The aim of PCC is to stimulate research in proof theory, computation, and complexity, focusing on issues which combine logical and computational aspects. Topics may include applications of formal inference systems in computer science, as well as new developments in proof theory motivated by computer science demands. Specific areas of interest are (non-exhaustively listed) foundations for specification and programming languages, logical methods in specification and program development including program extraction from proofs, type theory, new developments in structural proof theory, and implicit computational complexity.

    PCC 2018 is organized as external event for the trimester on "Types, Sets and Constructions" of the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics.

    We solicit contributions in the fields of PCC, non-exhaustively described above. Constributions should consist of a title, a short text-only abstract and the PDF file of a LaTeX abstract that fits on one page in format A4. PCC is intended to be a lively forum for presenting and discussing recent work. Progress on a not yet satisfactorily solved problem may well be worth presenting - in particular if the discussions during the workshop might lead towards a solution.

    For more information, see https://www.irit.fr/PCC2018/.
  • 18 July 2018, 3rd International Workshop Automated Reasoning in Quantified Non-Classical Logics (ARQNL 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: Wednesday 18 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    The ARQNL workshop aims at fostering the development of proof calculi, automated theorem proving systems and model finders for all sorts of quantified non-classical logics. Non-classical logics - such as modal logics, conditional logics, intuitionistic logic, description logics, temporal logics, linear logic, dynamic logic, deontic logics, fuzzy logic, paraconsistent logic, relevance logic - have many applications in AI, Computer Science, Philosophy, Linguistics and Mathematics. Hence, the automation of proof search in these logics is a crucial task. The workshop will provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss recent developments in this area.

    We welcome contributions from computer scientists, linguists, philosophers, and mathematicians. The contributions may range from theory to system descriptions and implementations. Contributions may also outline relevant applications and describe example problems and benchmarks.

    For more information, see http://iltp.de/ARQNL-2018/ or contact .
  • 17 - 20 July 2018, Workshop "Accessible categories and their connections", Leeds, England

    Date: 17 - 20 July 2018
    Location: Leeds, England
    Deadline: Monday 11 June 2018

    Accessible categories are notable for their importance in other areas of mathematics, be it through combinatorial model categories in homotopy theory or abstract elementary classes in model theory, with large cardinal axioms from set theory often thrown into the mix. The goal of this workshop is to bring together practitioners from these different fields to try to break down barriers and build new connections.

    Those wishing to offer a contributed talk should send their title and abstract by June 11th.

  • 16 - 18 July 2018, Thirteenth Conference on Logic and the Foundations of Game and Decision Theory (LOFT 13), Milan, Italy

    Date: 16 - 18 July 2018
    Location: Milan, Italy
    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    This is the 13th 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. The three-day conference will give opportunity for paper presentations and discussions.

    Among the topics of particular relevance are:
    - Modal logics for games and protocols
    - Foundations of game and decision theory
    - Learning and information-processing models
    - Bounded rationality approaches to game and decision theory.

    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.

  • 14 - 17 July 2018, 9th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: 14 - 17 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Monday 22 January 2018

    IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. The IJCAR technical program will consist of presentations of high-quality original research papers, system descriptions, and invited talks.

    IJCAR 2018 takes place as part of FLoC 2018 and is the merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods).

    IJCAR 2018 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. Both original research papers and descriptions of working automated deduction systems are solicited.

    We welcome papers combining automated-reasoning formalisms & techniques and with those from other areas of CS and mathematics, including, e.g., computer algebra, machine learning, formal languages, formal verification, termination. In particular, high-quality conference papers on the topics of the IJCAR 2018 affiliated workshops are welcome.

    For more information, see http://www.ijcar2018.org.
  • 14 - 15 July 2018, The Fifth International Workshop on "Defeasible and Ampliative Reasoning" (DARe 2018), Stockholm, Sweden

    Date: 14 - 15 July 2018
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Everyday human decision making involves various kinds of non-classical reasoning such as reasoning with uncertainty, exceptions, similarity, vagueness, incomplete or contradictory information and many others. These types of reasoning usually show two intertwined aspects, an ampliative aspect (augmenting the underlying reasoning by allowing more conclusions) and a defeasible aspect (curtailing the underlying reasoning by either disregarding or disallowing some conclusions that somehow ought not to be sanctioned). Several efforts have been put into the study and definition of formalisms within which the aforementioned aspects of everyday reasoning could adequately be captured at different levels. But despite the progress that has been achieved, large avenues remain open for exploration.

    DARe aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from core areas of artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, philosophy and related disciplines to discuss these kinds of problems and relevant results in a multi-disciplinary forum. The goal of the workshop is to present latest research developments, to discuss current directions in the field, and to collect first-hand feedback from the community.

    DARe welcomes contributions on all aspects of defeasible and ampliative reasoning. We invite submissions of papers presenting original research results or position statements. Submissions should be no longer than 6 pages (not counting the references). The selection of accepted contributions will be based on relevance, significance and the work's potential to foster discussions and cross-pollination. Therefore submissions of ongoing work are also strongly encouraged.

  • 14 - 15 July 2018, Workshop on Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI), Stockholm, Sweden

    Date: 14 - 15 July 2018
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    Deadline: Friday 18 May 2018

    Explainable AI (XAI) systems embody explanation processes that allow users to gain insight into the system's models and decisions, with the intent of improving the user's performance on a related task. This raises several questions, such as: how should explainable models be designed? How should user interfaces communicate decision making? What types of user interactions should be supported? How should explanation quality be measured? These questions are of interest to researchers, practitioners, and end-users, independent of what AI techniques are used. Solutions can draw from several disciplines, including cognitive science, human factors, and psycholinguistics.

    We welcome/encourage submissions relevant to the topic of Explainable AI (XAI). Authors may submit long papers (6 pages plus up to one page of references) or short papers (4 pages plus up to one page of references).

  • 13 July 2018, 19th International Workshop on Logic and Computational Complexity (LCC 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: Friday 13 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    LCC meetings are aimed at the foundational interconnections between logic and computational complexity, as present, for example, in implicit computational complexity; deductive formalisms as they relate to complexity; complexity aspects of finite model theory and databases; complexity-mindful program derivation and verification; computational complexity at higher type; and proof complexity. LCC 2018 will be part of FLoC 2018.

    The program will consist of invited lectures by Mikolaj Bojanczyk (University of Warsaw) and Ugo Dal Lago (University of Bologna and INRIA Sophia Antipolis), as well as contributed talks selected by the Program Committee.

    We 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. Submissions must be in English and in the form of an abstract of about 3-4 pages.

    For more information, see http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc/.
  • 13 July 2018, 6th Workshop "What can FCA do for AI?" (FCA4AI 2018), Stockholm, Sweden

    Date: Friday 13 July 2018
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    Deadline: Wednesday 23 May 2018

    Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematically well-founded theory aimed at data analysis and classification. FCA allows one to build a concept lattice and a system of dependencies (implications) which can be used for many AI needs, e.g. knowledge processing, knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology engineering, as well as information retrieval, recommendation, social network analysis and text processing. Thus, there exist many ``natural links'' between FCA and AI.

    The five preceding editions of the FCA4AI Workshop  showed that many researchers working in Artificial Intelligence are indeed interested in a powerful method for classification and mining such as Formal Concept Analysis. This year, we have the chance to organize a new edition of the workshop in Stockholm co-located with the IJCAI 2018 Conference.

    The workshop welcomes submissions in pdf format in Springer's LNCS style. Submissions can be technical papers not exceeding 12 pages, or system descriptions or position papers on work in progress not exceeding 6 pages. The workshop will include time for audience discussion toward developing a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and ideas being presented.

    For more information, see http://www.fca4ai.hse.ru/2018.
  • 9 - 12 July 2018, 9th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: 9 - 12 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Thursday 25 January 2018

    The ITP conference series is concerned with all topics related to interactive theorem proving, ranging from theoretical foundations to implementation aspects and applications in program verification, security, and formalization of mathematics. ITP is the evolution of the TPHOLs conference series to the broad field of interactive theorem proving.

    ITP welcomes submissions describing original research on all aspects of interactive theorem proving and its applications. All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, when appropriate, submissions are expected to be accompanied by verifiable evidence of a suitable implementation, such as the source files of a formalization for the proof assistant used. In addition to regular papers, there will be a section for shorter papers, which can be used to describe interesting work that is still ongoing and not fully mature.

    For more information, see https://itp2018.inria.fr/ or contact Jeremy Avigad and Assia Mahboubi at .
  • 9 - 12 July 2018, Third International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD'18), Oxford, England

    Date: 9 - 12 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018

    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, proof theory and new emerging models of computation such as quantum computing or homotopy type theory. FSCD'18 is part of The Federated Logic Conference, FLoC 2018.

    Submissions can be made in two categories: Regular research papers (presenting original research which is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere) and system descriptions (presenting new software tools in which FSCD topics play an important role, or significantly new versions of such tools). Suggested, but not exclusive, list of topics for submission are: Calculi, Methods in Computation and Deduction, Semantics, Algorithmic Analysis and Transformations of Formal Systems, and Tools and Applications.

    The program committee will consider declaring an award to a paper in which at least one author is a junior researcher, i.e. either a student or whose PhD award date is less than three years from the first day of the meeting.

  • 9 - 12 July 2018, Twenty-first International Conference on Theory & Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: 9 - 12 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018

    The International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) is the premier annual meeting for researchers focusing on the theory and applications of the propositional satisfiability problem, broadly construed. In addition to plain propositional satisfiability, it also includes Boolean optimization (such as MaxSAT and Pseudo-Boolean (PB) constraints), Quantified Boolean Formulas (QBF), Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), and Constraint Programming (CP) for problems with clear connections to Boolean-level reasoning. SAT 2018 will take place as part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) in Oxford.

    SAT 2018 welcomes scientific contributions addressing different aspects of the satisfiability problem, interpreted in a broad sense. including (but not restricted to) theoretical advances (such as exact algorithms, proof complexity, and other complexity issues), practical search algorithms, knowledge compilation, implementation-level details of SAT solvers and SAT-based systems, problem encodings and reformulations, applications (including both novel application domains and improvements to existing approaches), as well as case studies and reports on findings based on rigorous experimentation.

    Submissions to SAT 2018 are solicited in three paper categories, describing original contributions: long papers, short papers and tool papers. Long and short papers should contain original research, with sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. A tool paper should describe an implemented tool and its novel features.

    For more information, see http://sat2018.azurewebsites.net/ or contact .
  • 9 - 10 July 2018, Pre-AAMAS2018 Workshop on Formal Methods and Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (FMLAMAS 2018), Stockholm, Sweden

    Date: 9 - 10 July 2018
    Location: Stockholm, Sweden
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    The FMLAMAS 2018 workshop will provide a working meeting and discussion forum for researchers working on various formal methods and logical aspects of multi-agent systems (MAS) from the perspectives of artificial intelligence, computer science, and game theory. It will address a wide range of issues that arise in these contexts, from theoretical foundations to algorithmic methods, implemented tools, and applications.

    Submissions are invited of short abstracts (preferably up to 2 pages) reporting either original, ongoing, or recently published good quality work in the area of the workshop. Published work can be submitted for presentation in full, though an extended abstract would be preferable. Submissions for relevant talks presented elsewhere are welcome, too. The submissions are not anonymous and will be subjected to light reviewing and selection.

  • 8 July 2018, 12th International Workshop on Developments in Computational Models (DCM 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: Sunday 8 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Sunday 8 April 2018

    Several new models of computation have emerged in the last years, and many developments of traditional computation models have been proposed with the aim of taking into account the new demands of users of computer systems and the new capabilities of computation engines.

    The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers who are currently developing new computation models or new features for traditional computation models, in order to foster their interaction, to provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress, and to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in this area.

    DCM 2018 will take place in Oxford on July 8, as a one-day satellite event of FLoC 2018, associated to LICS'18.

    Authors are invited to submit a short paper (max 8 pages). Topics of interest include all abstract models of computation and their applications to the development of programming languages and systems. After the workshop authors are invited to submit a full paper taking into account the feedback given at their presentation. After a second round of refereeing, accepted contributions will appear in an issue of Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science.

     

    For more information, see http://dcm-workshop.org.uk/ or contact Sandra Alves at .
  • 8 July 2018, Second Women in Logic Workshop (WiL 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: Sunday 8 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Saturday 31 March 2018

    Women are chronically underrepresented in the LICS community; consequently they sometimes feel both conspicuous and isolated, and hence there is a risk that the under-representation is self-perpetuating. The second Women in Logic Workshop (WiL 2018), held as a LICS associated workshop, will provide an opportunity for women in the field to increase awareness of one another and one another's work, to combat the feeling of isolation. It will also provide an environment where women can present to an audience comprised of mostly women, replicating the experience that most men have at most LICS meetings, and lowering the stress of the occasion; we hope that this will be particularly attractive to early-career women.

    Topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to the usual Logic in Computer Science (LICS) topics. Contributions should be written in English and can be submitted in the form of full papers (with a maximum of 10 pages), short papers (with a maximum of 5 pages), or talk abstracts (1 page).

  • 7 - 8 July 2018, Fifth Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: 7 - 8 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Thursday 10 May 2018

    Formal tools coming from logic and category theory are important in both natural language semantics and in computational semantics. Moreover, work on these tools borrows heavily from all areas of theoretical computer science. In the other direction, applications having to do with natural language has inspired developments on the formal side. The workshop, affiliated with Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2018, invites papers on both topics. Invited speaker: Ann Copestake, University of Cambridge.

    Specific topics includes, but are not limited to: logic for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse and dialog, continuations in natural language semantics, formal tools in textual inference, such as logics for natural language inference, applications of category theory in semantics, linear logic in semantics, formal approaches to unifying data-driven and declarative approaches to semantics.

    For more information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html.
  • 7 - 8 July 2018, Workshop "Programming & Reasoning on Infinite Structures" (PARIS), Oxford, England

    Date: 7 - 8 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    Developing formal methods to program and reason about infinite data, whether inductive or coinductive, is challenging and subject to numerous recent research efforts. The understanding of the logical and computational principles underlying these notions is reaching a mature stage as illustrated by the numerous advances that have appeared in the recent years. The workshop aims at gathering researchers working on these topics as well as colleagues interested in understanding the recent results and open problems of this line of research.

    For outsiders, the workshop will offer tutorial sessions and survey-like invited talks. For specialists of the topic, the workshop will permit to gather people working with syntactical or semantical methods, people focusing on proof systems or programming languages, and foster exchanges and discussions benefiting from their various perspectives. The workshop is affiliated with FSCD 2018, as part of the Federated Logic Conference of 2018 and is funded by French ANR, RAPIDO project.

     

    We are seeking for short submissions (~3-4 pages long) presenting (i) new completed results (ii) work in progress, or (iii) advertising recently published results. Suggested, but not exclusive, topics of interest for the workshop are: Proof systems, Calculi, Type systems, Curry-Howard correspondence, Semantics, Tools, and Proof theory and verification.

    For more information, see https://www.irif.fr/~saurin/RAPIDO/PARIS-2018/ or contact .
  • 7 - 8 July 2018, Workshop on Proof Complexity 2018 (PC 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: 7 - 8 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    Proof complexity is the study of the complexity of theorem proving procedures. The central question in proof complexity is: given a theorem F and a proof system P, 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 conferences SAT'18 and LICS'18.

    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, and Relations to Computational Complexity. The abstracts will appear in electronic pre-proceedings that will be distributed at the meeting. Accepted communications must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

    For more information, see http://easychair.org/smart-program/PC2018/.
  • 7 - 8 July 2018, 6th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: 7 - 8 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    Strategic reasoning is one of the most active research area in multi-agent system domain. The literature in this field is extensive and provides a plethora of logics for modeling strategic ability. Theoretical results are now being used in many exciting domains, including software tools for information system security, robot teams with sophisticated adaptive strategies, and automatic players capable of beating expert human adversary, just to cite a few. All these examples share the challenge of developing novel theories and tools for agent-based reasoning that take into account the likely behavior of adversaries.

    The SR international workshop, held within FLOC 2018, aims to bring together researchers working on different aspects of strategic reasoning in computer science, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view.

    The morning sessions will be devoted to tutorials on topics closely related to strategic reasoning, namely cooperative game theory (by Edith Elkind) and parity games (by Marcin Jurdziński).

    We invite submissions reporting on published work, original contributions, and challenging open problems. In all three categories, submissions will be evaluated using he usual high standards of research publications. Strong preference will be given to papers whose topic is of interest to a broad, interdisciplinary audience and all contributions should be written so that they are accessible to such an audience.

    For more information, see http://projects.lsv.fr/sr18/index.php.
  • 7 July 2018, Seventh International Workshop on Classical Logic and Computation (CL&C 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: Saturday 7 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Monday 19 March 2018

    CL&C is focused on the interplay between, on one side, the exploration of the computational content of classical mathematical proofs, and on the other side, the languages and the semantical models proposed in computer science for this task: continuations, game models, denotational models, learning models and so forth. The scientific aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from both proof theory and computer science and to exchange ideas. This year, CL&C will be held as a satellite workshop of FSCD 2018 (former TLCA + RTA).

    Invited Speaker: Alex Simpson.

    The PC recognises two kinds of papers: it will distinguish between accepted (full) papers that contain unpublished results not submitted elsewhere, which we publish on EPTCS, and presentations of (short) papers about work in progress or overview of papers published elsewhere. We have room for informal talks, too. Therefore participants are encouraged to present: work in progress, overviews of more extensive work, and programmatic position papers. All submitted papers will be reviewed to normal standards. Proceedings will appear on EPTCS.

    For more information, see http://www.di.unito.it/~stefano/CL&C/CL&C18.htm or contact Stefano Berardi at .
  • 7 July 2018, Logical Frameworks and Meta-Languages: Theory and Practice (LFMTP 2018), Oxford, England

    Date: Saturday 7 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Sunday 8 April 2018

    Logical frameworks and meta-languages form a common substrate for representing, implementing and reasoning about a wide variety of deductive systems of interest in logic and computer science. Their design, implementation and their use in reasoning tasks, ranging from the correctness of software to the properties of formal systems, have been the focus of considerable research over the last two decades. This workshop will bring together designers, implementors and practitioners to discuss various aspects impinging on the structure and utility of logical frameworks, including state-of-the-art techniques, the treatment of variable binding, inductive and co-inductive reasoning techniques and the expressiveness and lucidity of the reasoning process.

    Invited Speakers : Delia Kesner (Université Paris Diderot, France), Kuen-Bang Hou, alias Favonia (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA), and Grigore Rosu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA).

     

    In addition to regular papers, we accept the submission of "work in progress" reports, in a broad sense. Those do not need to report fully polished research results, but should be of interest for the community at large.

    For more information, see http://lfmtp.org/workshops/2018/.
  • 6 - 7 July 2018, Australasian Association of Logic Annual Conference (AAL 2018), Wellington, New Zealand

    Date: 6 - 7 July 2018
    Location: Wellington, New Zealand
    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    The annual meeting of the Australasian Association of Logic will be held in Wellington. Guest speakers will include Timothy Williamson. The current president of the AAL is Max Cresswell and he will give this year's presidential address. This year's conference will be held in honour of Rob Goldblatt and Max Cresswell. Both Rob and Max will retire from Victoria soon and so this is a chance to celebrate their outstanding contributions to logic.

    Papers on modal logic, in particular those on the work of Goldblatt or Cresswell, are especially welcome, but talks on any subject in logic are welcome. Please submit abstracts of not more than one page to Edwin Mares by 31 May 2018.

    For more information, see http://aalogic.org/.
  • 3 - 6 July 2018, 14th International Conference on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2018), Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Date: 3 - 6 July 2018
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Monday 5 March 2018

    The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts, normative language and normative systems with computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, organization theory and law.

    In addition to these general themes, DEON 2018 will encourage a special focus on the topic: 'Deontic reasoning for responsible AI'.

    The Program Committee invites papers concerned with any of the conference topics. Authors are invited to submit an original, previously unpublished, short research paper. This DEON's special theme "Deontic reasoning for responsible AI" solicits contributions that address issues related to the dual concerns of (1) systems for checking and proving responsibility characteristics of artificial intelligent agents and their designs, and (2) responsible decision making and machine ethics.

    For more information, see https://deon2018.sites.uu.nl.
  • 26 - 27 June 2018, Ninth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information: Information Visualisation, Brussels, Belgium

    Date: 26 - 27 June 2018
    Location: Brussels, Belgium
    Deadline: Thursday 15 March 2018

    The workshops in the Philosophy of Information bring together various philosophical perspectives on the nature and dynamics of information, and focus in particular on novel philosophical questions that arise in the information society. The central theme for the 9th workshop in the series is information visualisation.

    Our aim is to focus on informational artefacts that encode or convey information in order to try and explain why visualisations can play a certain epistemic role and why certain visualisation are more effective than others. A special attention will be given to the study of how scientists rely on visualisations and how visual artefacts are designed in the sciences. On this basis, we wish to explore convergences between the philosophy of information and the philosophy of science as well as between the formal sciences (logic, computing) and the philosophy of information.

    We welcome contributions on the conference topics, and encourage scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds to explore the lines of inquiry we proposed.

    For more information, see http://www.socphilinfo.org/workshops/wpi9 or contact Stefano Canali at .
  • 25 - 27 June 2018, 7th International Workshop on Computational Social Choice (COMSOC-2018), Troy, NY (USA)

    Date: 25 - 27 June 2018
    Location: Troy, NY (USA)
    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    Computational social choice is a rapidly growing discipline at the interface of social choice theory and computer science. It is concerned with the application of computational techniques to the study of social choice mechanisms, and with the integration of social choice paradigms into computing.

    Submissions of papers describing original or recently published work on all aspects of computational social choice are invited. We welcome both theoretical and empirical work on the conference topics, including, in particular, research on algorithms (exact, approximate, parameterized, online and distributed), learning, logic, uncertainty and simulations in the context of social choice.

  • 25 - 29 June 2018, 9th International Workshop on Physics and Computation (P&C 2018) , Fontainebleau, France

    Date: 25 - 29 June 2018
    Location: Fontainebleau, France
    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    P&C 2018 is an interdisciplinary meeting which aims to bring together researchers from various domains with interests in physics and computation. Research and important issues relating to the interface between physics and the theories of computation, computability and information, including their application to physical systems, will be presented and discussed. The workshop will be held as a satellite workshop of the 17th International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC 2018) in Fontainebleau, France, which is being held from 25-29 June 2018.

    Invited Speakers: Judit X. Madarász, Oron Shagrir

    Authors are invited to submit either a full paper (12 pages maximum) or an extended abstract (maximum 4-5 pages) to the workshop's EasyChair site. We welcome extended abstracts and/or paper submissions for presentation on topics relating to physics and computation. Papers must not have been submitted simultaneously to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings.

    For more information, see https://easychair.org/cfp/pc2018 or contact .
  • 24 - 26 June 2018, Summer School and Conference on Topos Theory "Toposes in Como" , Como, Italy

    Date: 24 - 26 June 2018
    Location: Como, Italy
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    The event "Toposes in Como", which represents the second edition of the conference "Topos à l'IHES" held in France in 2015, will consist of a three-day school, offering introductory courses for the benefit of students and mathematicians who are not already familiar with topos theory, followed by a three-day conference featuring both invited and contributed presentations on new theoretical advances in the subject as well as applications of toposes in different fields such as algebra, topology, number theory, algebraic geometry, logic, homotopy theory, functional analysis and computer science.

    There is room for a few short communications (20-25 minutes long); if you want to submit a one-page abstract for a short talk at the conference, please upload it while registering on the conference website before the 15th of April.

    For more information, see http://tcsc.lakecomoschool.org or contact .
  • 21 - 23 June 2018, IACAP 2018: Computing & Philosophy, Warsaw, Poland

    Date: 21 - 23 June 2018
    Location: Warsaw, Poland
    Deadline: Thursday 15 February 2018

    The International Association for Computing and Philosophy promotes philosophical dialogue and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of the computational and informational turn. Coming to these issues from a rich variety of disciplines, IACAP's members have a tradition of helping to shape philosophical and ethical debates about the nature, development, application, and limits of computation, information technologies, and artificial intelligence. IACAP's 2018 meeting will gather philosophers, ethicists, logicians, roboticists, computer scientists, and cognitive scientists to explore these topics. Keynote speakers include Ned Block (NYU) and Ed Zalta (Stanford).

    We invite submissions of papers and proposals for symposia. Paper submissions should be prepared for blind review, be between 3000 and 6000 words, and provide an abstract of 150-250 words. Proposals for symposia (deadline: January 15, 2018) should indicate: The title of the proposed symposium; A description of the topic; A list the participants; The number of hours required.

    For more information, see http://www.iacap.org/iacap-2018/.
  • 20 - 22 June 2018, 16th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS), Toledo, Spain

    Date: 20 - 22 June 2018
    Location: Toledo, Spain
    Deadline: Monday 29 January 2018

    Research on Agents and Multi-Agent Systems has matured during the last decade and many effective applications of this technology are now deployed. PAAMS intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and the academic world to report on the latest scientific and technical advances on the application of multi-agent systems, to discuss and debate the major issues, and to showcase the latest systems using agent based technology. It will promote a forum for discussion on how agent-based techniques, methods, and tools help system designers to accomplish the mapping between available agent technology and application needs. Other stakeholders should be rewarded with a better understanding of the potential and challenges of the agent-oriented approach.

    PAAMS welcomes the submission of application papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity. The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference.

    For more information, see https://www.paams.net/workshops/demadie.
  • 18 - 22 June 2018, LOGICA 2018, Hejnice (Czech Republic)

    Date: 18 - 22 June 2018
    Location: Hejnice (Czech Republic)
    Deadline: Thursday 15 February 2018

    LOGICA 2018 is the 32nd in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic to be held at Hejnice (in northern Bohemia, about 2.5 hours from Prague), on 18 – 22 June 2018.

    Invited speakers are Samson Abramsky, Francesco Berto, Danielle Macbeth, and Jaroslav Peregrin. A tutorial will be given by Carles Noguera i Clofent.

    Contributions that cover issues interesting both for ‘philosophically’ and for ‘mathematically’ oriented logicians are welcome. If you are interested in presenting a paper at the symposium, please submit a two-page blind abstract via EasyChair.

    For more information, see http://logika.flu.cas.cz/logica or contact Vít Punčochář at .
  • 18 - 22 June 2018, 20th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2018), Maastrict, The Netherlands

    Date: 18 - 22 June 2018
    Location: Maastrict, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Saturday 10 March 2018

    As was the case with the earlier editions, EASSS-2018 will offer a rich programme of both introductory and advanced courses on a broad range of topics in the area of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. The courses will be taught by leading researchers in the field and are aimed at Masters and PhD students, but can be attended by any interested researcher.

    EASSS 2018 is organised under the auspices of EURAMAS, the European Association for Multi-Agent Systems.

    We invite proposals from members of the research community who are willing to offer tutorials at EASSS-2018. We are interested in tutorial proposals in all areas of current research in Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. As a very rough guideline, any topic that might be covered at the AAMAS conference or in the JAAMAS journal would be suitable for EASSS. We aim for a mix of tutorials on fundamental and well-established topics, as well as overviews of new and emerging areas of research.

    We encourage both well-established senior researchers and younger colleagues to submit proposals. EASSS tutorials are typically 3.5 hours long, divided into two sessions of 1.45 hours each. Each tutorial is usually given by one or two people.

  • 16 - 17 June 2018, 2nd Chinese Conference on Logic & Argumentation (CLAR 2018), Hangzhou, China

    Date: 16 - 17 June 2018
    Location: Hangzhou, China
    Deadline: Wednesday 7 February 2018

    The interplay between logic and argumentation has a long history, from ancient Aristotle's logic to very recent formal argumentation in AI. This is an interdisciplinary research field, involving researchers from, e.g., logic, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and law. The goal of the CLAR 2018 conference is to highlight recent advances in the two fields of logic and argumentation, respectively, and to promote communication between researchers in logic and argumentation within and outside China.

    We invite submissions of full papers or extended abstracts (see below), from either the field of logic or the field of argumentation. We are particularly interested in works crossing the boundaries between the two (but this is not a requirement). We invite two types of submissions: full papers (max 12 pages in LNCS format) describing original and unpublished work and extended abstracts (max 5 pages in LNCS format) of preliminary original work or already published work.

  • 14 - 15 June 2018, Workshop on Dialogue and Perception 2018 (DaP 2018), Gothenburg, Sweden

    Date: 14 - 15 June 2018
    Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
    Deadline: Wednesday 4 April 2018

    The study of dialogue investigates how natural language is used in interaction between interlocutors and how coordination and successful communication is achieved. However, studies on dialogue have often taken for granted that we align our perceptual representations, an unsustainable assumption when we consider interactions between agents with obviously different perceptual capabilities, such as humans and avators or robots.

    Contrarily, studies of perception have focussed on how an agent interacts with and interprets the information from their perceptual environment. In the last decade there has been impressive progress on integrated approaches to language, action, and perception. However, these have a limited integration to the dynamics of dialogue and often fail to take into account the incremental and context sensitive nature of language and the environment.

    The aim of this workshop is to initiate a genuine dialogue between these related areas and to examine different approaches from computational, linguistic and psychological perspectives and how these can inform each other. It will feature invited talks by leading researchers in these areas, and high level contributed papers, presented as posters, selected through open competition and rigorous review.

    We invite papers of between 2-4 pages of content and up to one additional page for references, following the ACL style guidelines. The conference proceedings will be published online, with an ISSN, on the CLASP website. Authors will have the opportunity to extend their papers for the post-proceedings and will retain the copyright of their papers and be free to publish them elsewhere, with acknowledgement.

  • 11 - 13 June 2018, 6th Workshop on Algebra & substructural logics (AsubL Take 6), Cagliari, Italy

    Date: 11 - 13 June 2018
    Location: Cagliari, Italy
    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    The workshop AsubL (Algebra & Substructural Logics) is a workshop on algebraic structures related to substructural logics. It is the sixth in the series and it will be held in Cagliari, Italy  as an event in the framework of SYSMICS: SYntax meets Semantics: Methods, Interactions, and Connections in Substructural logics.

    Invited speakers: Anatolij Dvurečenskij, Tomasz Kowalski, Hiroakira Ono (Founder of AsubL) and Constantine Tsinakis.

    Authors are kindly asked to submit an abstract (not exceeding two pages) for their proposed contributed talks to Francesco Paoli. The duration of the contributed talks will be communicated in a later announcement. We welcome contributions on any topic relevant to the theme of the workshop.

    For more information, see http://sites.unica.it/asubl6/ or contact .
  • 11 - 13 June 2018, Tenth Scandinavian Logic Symposium (SLS 2018), Gothenburg, Sweden

    Date: 11 - 13 June 2018
    Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
    Deadline: Sunday 8 April 2018

    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 participation of logicians from all over the world. The meeting will include invited lectures and a forum for participants to present contributed talks.

    The scope of this event covers mathematical, computational, and philosophical logic. The major topics include (but are not limited to) the areas of Proof Theory, Constructivism, Model Theory, Set Theory, Computability Theory, Algebra and Logic, Categorical Logic, Logic and Computer Science, Logic and Linguistics, Logic in AI and Multi-Agent Systems, Logics of Games, Modal and other non-classical Logics, Axiomatic Theories of Truth, and Philosophical Logic.

    For more information, see scandiavianlogic dot org or contact .

    Abstracts of contributed talks must be submitted as pdf files via EasyChair. The abstracts should be prepared according to the ASL abstract guidelines.

  • 28 - 29 May 2018, Third Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2018), Sofia, Bulgaria

    Date: 28 - 29 May 2018
    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Deadline: Sunday 4 February 2018

    CLIB covers a broad spectrum of areas related to natural language processing and computational linguistics focused on but not limited to Bulgarian.

    Our invited speakers will be: Dr. Zornitsa Kozareva (Amazon), Dr. Sujith Ravi (Google), and Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton).

    CLIB invites contributions on original research. There will be two categories of research papers: oral and poster presentations. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

    For more information, see http://dcl.bas.bg/clib/ or contact .
  • 28 - 30 May 2018, 37th Journees sur les Arithmetiques Faibles (JAF 37), Florence, Italy

    Date: 28 - 30 May 2018
    Location: Florence, Italy
    Deadline: Monday 2 April 2018

    The 37th Journees sur les Arithmetiques Faible (Days of Weak Arithmetics) will cover traditional topics of the "Days" such as: Provability in weak arithmetics, Definability in weak arithmetics, Weak arithmetics and model theory, Decidability/undecidability of weak logical theories, and Modeling computations in the frameworks of weak arithmetics.

    Authors are invited to send an abstract not exceeding three pages in electronic submission in the form of a pdf file.

    For more information, see http://www.lacl.fr/jaf/issues/generalJAF37.html or contact Patrick Cégielski at .
  • 18 - 20 May 2018, 46th annual meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, Storrs CT, U.S.A.

    Date: 18 - 20 May 2018
    Location: Storrs CT, U.S.A.
    Deadline: Sunday 21 January 2018

    The Society for Exact Philosophy is an international scholarly association, founded in 1970, to provide sustained discussion among researchers who believe that rigorous methods have a place in philosophical investigations. To this end, the Society meets annually, alternating between locations in Canada and the U.S.

    2018 Keynote Speakers: Elaine Landry (UC Davis), Joan Rand Moschovakis (UCLA) and Craige Roberts (NYU/Ohio State).

    The SEP invites submissions for its 2018 meeting. Paper submissions in all areas of analytic philosophy are welcomed.

  • 17 - 19 May 2018, Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice with Karine Chemla

    Date: 17 - 19 May 2018
    Location: Brussels, Belgium
    Target audience: PhDs and Postdocs
    Costs: Free
    Deadline: Sunday 1 April 2018

    The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host its Second Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice on May, 17-19, with Prof. Dr. Karine Chemla (SPHERE, Université Paris 7 - CNRS, France). The Masterclass will be composed of three lectures, the tentative titles of which are as follows:

    - Practices of Generality in the Mathematics of Ancient China and Beyond
    - Working with Diagrams, Interpreting Diagrams. Views Based on Chinese Sources
    - The Practices of Abstraction and their Interpretations in the Mathematics of Ancient China

    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 Prof. Chemla will take place in the mornings, and will be followed by afternoon sessions with presentations by early career researchers in the History and Philosophy of Mathematical Practice. We ask people to register to the Masterclass by May, 1st.

    We invite early career researchers who would be interested to present their work to send us an abstract of at most 1 page by April, 1st. The talks will be of a duration of around 20 minutes (not including discussion). Notification of acceptance will be sent out by the middle of April.

    For more information, see here or contact the organizers at .
  • 14 - 17 May 2018, Fifth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime, Albena, Bulgaria

    Date: 14 - 17 May 2018
    Location: Albena, Bulgaria
    Deadline: Wednesday 28 February 2018

    The spacetime conferences bring together physicists and philosophers and provide a forum where aspects and implications of the nature and ontology of spacetime are discussed.

    To mark the 110th anniversary of Hermann Minkowski's groundbreaking lecture "Space and Time" the main theme of the Fifth International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime will be the nature of spacetime - whether spacetime should be regarded merely as an abstract mathematical notion modelling an evolving present or spacetime represents a block universe or a growing block universe.

    In spite of the focus of the fifth spacetime conference being on the main theme, the Scientific Organizing Committee invites papers from physicists and philosophers on any topic related to the nature and ontology of spacetime.

  • 12 May 2018, Workshop on Replicability and Reproducibility of Research Results in Science and Technology of Language (4REAL Workshop 2018), Miyazaki, Japan

    Date: Saturday 12 May 2018
    Location: Miyazaki, Japan
    Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018

    Reproduction and replication of research results are at the heart of the validation of scientific knowledge and of the scientific endeavor. But despite their key importance, reproduction and replication have not been sufficiently encouraged given the prevailing procedures and priorities for the reviewing, selection and publication of research results. This workshop seeks to foster the discussion and the advancement on a topic that has been given insufficient attention in the research area of language processing tools and resources and that has been an important topic emerging in other scientific areas. The workshop will be collocated with LREC 2018 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference.

    We are nviting submissions of articles that present cases, either with positive or negative results, of actual replication or reproduction exercises of previous published results in our area. We are interested also in articles discussing the challenges, the risk factors, the appropriate procedures, etc. specific to our area or that should be adopted, or adapted from other neighboring areas, including methodologies for monitoring, maintaining or improving citation of language resources and tools and to assess the importance of data citation for research integrity. This includes also of course the new risks raised by the replication articles themselves and their own integrity, in view of the preservation of the reputation of colleagues and works whose results are reported has having been replicated, etc.

    For more information, see http://4real2018.di.fc.ul.pt.
  • 1 - 4 May 2018, PhDs in Logic X, Prague, Czech Republic

    Date: 1 - 4 May 2018
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    Deadline: Friday 26 January 2018

    "PhDs in Logic" is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes contributions to various topics in mathematical logic, philosophical logic, and logic in computer science. It involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short (20 minute) presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research. The tenth edition of "PhDs in Logic" will take place at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

    The tutorial speakers are: Chris Fermüller (TU Wien, Austria), Radek Honzík (Charles University, Czech Republic), Jan Krajíček (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic), Roman Kuznets (TU Wien, Austria) and Francesca Poggiolesi (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France).

    PhD students, master students, and first-year postdocs in logic from disciplines that include but are not limited to philosophy, mathematics, and computer science are invited to submit an extended abstract on their research. Submitted abstracts should be about 2 pages long (not including references). Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed by the scientific committee. The accepted abstracts will be presented by their authors in a 20 minute presentation during the conference.

  • 30 April - 2 May 2018, Workshop on Medieval Logic & its Contemporary Relevance, St. Andrews, Scotland

    Date: 30 April - 2 May 2018
    Location: St. Andrews, Scotland
    Deadline: Thursday 1 February 2018

    Studying medieval logic can make us aware of the consequences of certain ideas in at least two ways. First, the problems that medieval logicians were tackling are in many cases still with us today and still unresolved, more so than in some more recent periods. Secondly, though medieval academia was small in comparison to its modern counterpart, logic played a key role in the medieval curriculum and was the object of close attention by some remarkably perceptive thinkers. So the study of medieval logic has particular contemporary relevance and can yield many insights into contemporary puzzles in philosophy of logic. The object of the workshop is to encourage investigation into these connections and to showcase notable examples.

    We hope to include at least half a dozen Contributed Talks, each allotted one hour (including discussion). Talks should preferably both contain historical material from the middle ages and relate it to contemporary concerns in philosophical logic. To submit a talk for the workshop, please send an abstract of around 500 words by 1 February 2018. We intend to let successful contributors know the result by 15 February.

  • 14 - 15 April 2018, 14th International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science (CMCS'18), Thessaloniki, Greece

    Date: 14 - 15 April 2018
    Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
    Deadline: Friday 5 January 2018

    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'18 will be co-located with ETAPS 2018. Invited speakers: Clemens Kupke (Strathclyde) and Daniela Petrisan (Diderot). Invited tutorial speakers: Bob Coecke (Oxford) and Aleks Kissinger (Radboud).

    We solicit two types of contributions: regular papers and short contributions. Regular papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Short contributions may describe work in progress, or summarise work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere.

    For more information, see http://www.coalg.org/cmcs18/.
  • 14 - 15 April 2018, 13th Workshop on Games for Logic and Programming Languages (GaLoP 2018), Thessaloniki, Greece

    Date: 14 - 15 April 2018
    Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
    Deadline: Monday 29 January 2018

    GaLoP is an annual international workshop on game-semantic models for logics and programming languages and their applications. This is an informal workshop that welcomes work in progress, overviews of more extensive work, programmatic or position papers and tutorials.

    Invited Speakers: Guy McCusker, Matteo Mio and Ulrich Schöpp.

    Please submit an abstract (up to one page, excluding bibliography) of your proposed talk on the EasyChair submission page. Supplementary material may be submitted, and will be considered at the discretion of the PC. There will be no formal proceedings but the possibility of a special issue in a journal will be considered.

    For more information, see http://www.gamesemantics.org.
  • 12 - 13 April 2018, 25th Automated Reasoning Workshop (ARW 2018), Cambridge, England

    Date: 12 - 13 April 2018
    Location: Cambridge, England
    Deadline: Friday 16 March 2018

    The workshop provides an informal forum for the automated reasoning community to discuss recent work, new ideas and applications, and current trends. It aims to bring together researchers from all areas of automated reasoning in order to foster links among researchers from various disciplines; among theoreticians, implementers and users alike.

    The workshop will be highly interactive, giving all attendees an opportunity to participate. There will be sessions for displaying posters and open discussion sessions organised around specific topics such as "Automated Reasoning and Artificial Intelligence". Invited speakers: Ekaterina Komendantskaya (Heriot-Watt University) and Lawrence Paulson (University of Cambridge).

    We invite the submission of camera-ready, two-page extended abstracts about recent work, work in progress, or a system description. The abstract can describe work that has already been published elsewhere. The main objective of the abstracts is to spread information about recent work in our community, and we expect to accept most on-topic submissions, but we may ask for revisions. Each workshop participant will be asked to give a short talk (around 10 minutes depending on time constraints) to introduce their research. Each participant will also be allocated space in a poster session (poster size up to A0), where they can further present and discuss their work.

  • 22 - 23 March 2018, Fourth Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming (HaPoP 4), Oxford, England

    Date: 22 - 23 March 2018
    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Monday 1 January 2018

    In a society where computers have become ubiquitous, it is necessary to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of computer programs, not just from the technical viewpoint, but from a broader historical and philosophical perspective.

    A historical awareness of the evolution of programming not only helps to clarify the complex structure of computing, but it also provides an insight in what programming was, is and could be in the future. Philosophy, on the other hand, helps to tackle fundamental questions about the nature of programs, programming languages and programming as a discipline.

    An interdisciplinary approach is necessary for understanding programming with its multifaceted nature. As such, we welcome participation by researchers and practitioners coming from a diversity of backgrounds, including historians, philosophers, computer scientists and professional software developers.

    For the symposium, we invite submission of two-page extended abstracts (including footnotes, but excluding references). Accepted papers will be given a 30 minute presentation slot including discussion. We intend to publish selected papers in a special journal issue following the symposium.

    In addition to submissions in a wide range of areas traditional for HaPoP (outlined below), we especially welcome submissions that explore the nature of scientific progress with respect to computer programming as a discipline. We are interested in investigations concerning the methodology of computer programming, whether it follows a form of scientific method that allows it to increase its problem solving ability, whether its development more is akin to science, engineering or rather art, and what examples from the history of programming can be provided to support either argument.

    For more information, see https://www.shift-society.org/hapop4/ or contact Tomas Petricek at .
  • Call for Proposals for volumes in book series "Outstanding contributions in logic"

    Deadline: Saturday 31 March 2018

    Outstanding Contributions to Logic is a book series that forms part of the Studia Logica Library. It is published by Springer in co-operation with Studia Logica. Each volume is devoted to the contributions to logic made by an eminent logician. The series is intended to cover contributions to logic broadly conceived, including philosophical and mathematical logic, logic in computer science, and the application of logic in linguistics, economics, psychology, and other specialized areas of study.

    The series editors would like to receive proposals for new volumes in the series. Please tell us whose work in logic (broadly conceived) would be a suitable topic for a volume in this series. The series has its primary focus on logicians who are still active and willing to contribute in some way to the volume (for instance with an autobiographical chapter and/or responses to comments on their work). If you can propose a suitable editor, that would be most helpful. Self-nominations for editorship are most welcome.

    For more information, see http://www.springer.com/series/10033 or contact Sven Ove Hansson (Editor-in-Chief) at .
  • 14 March 2018, Logic(s) for Imagination, Bochum, Germany

    Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018
    Location: Bochum, Germany

    On the 14th March 2018, there will be a workshop "Logics for Imagination" affiliated with the conference "Philosophy of imagination". It aims to explore and compare different ways to model the logic of imagination, addressing among other things, modelling acts of imagination as a non-normal modal operator, ceteris paribus imagination, the role of agency, the interpretation of normal modalities as imagination and/or conceivability modalities, and first-order extensions of existing logics for imagination.

    The speakers are: Christopher Badura, Lisa Benossi, Francesco Berto, Joan Casas Roma, Joan Gimeno Simó, Dominik Kauss, Pierre Saint-Germier and Heinrich Wansing.

    There are some slots available for contributed talks and it is my pleasure to invite submissions for those. Please send your abstract to with subject LOGIC. Abstracts should not exceed 3000 words (incl. references). Accepted authors will give a talk of about 20 minutes followed by a short discussion.

    For more information, contact Christopher Badura at .
  • CfP special issue of Computational Linguistics on "Computational approaches in historical linguistics"

    Deadline: Sunday 15 July 2018

    Computational approaches play an increasingly important role in historical linguistics and typology. During the last two decades, scholars have made significant advances in automatizing and formalizing specific aspects of the workflow of the classic comparative method. But despite the growing interest in automated approaches to historical linguistics, it is obvious that automatic approaches are still far away from being able to replace human experts, and the majority of approaches still makes broad use of manually annotated datasets. More than two decades after the quantitative turn in historical linguistics, we think it is time to reconsider how computational approaches in historical linguistics can be further improved, and where their current limits can be found.

    We invite submissions of papers which address one or several of the following questions:
    1. How can we improve the automatic identification of cognates?
    2. How can computational methods help to infer deeper genetic relations between the world’s language families?
    3. How can big data approaches from computational linguistics help to improve classical approaches to historical linguistics?
    4. What are the strengths and shortcomings of phylogenetic methods?
    5. How does demography and geography influence the spread of languages through time and space?
    6. Are there universal tendencies in the evolution of the world’s languages?
    7. How to integrate typological features with lexical features for inferring language phylogenies and predicting typological features for ancestral languages?

  • CfP special issue of Games on "Logic & Game Theory"

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 May 2018

    "Games" journal is an open access journal devoted to game theory. Logicians and game theorists have long found that ideas from each other's fields can usefully inform their own. While the majority of work at the intersection of logic and games has arguably focused on zero-sum/win-lose games, there has recently been much interest in the logical foundations of general sum games, and solution concepts, such as Nash equilibrium. The aim of this Special Issue is to profile the state-of-the-art in logic and game theory, and showcase the key problems and directions that are driving research in the area.

    Submissions are invited from those working in logic and game theory, as well as cognate disciplines such as computer science, artificial intelligence, and philosophy. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). We intend the scope of the Special Issue to be broad, but all published articles must clearly have both a logic and game theoretic component. Preference will be given to articles that appeal to a broader audience; all articles should take into account the readership of the journal.

  • CfP special issue of Synthese on "Enabling Mathematical Cultures"

    Deadline: Friday 1 June 2018

    Traditionally, philosophy of mathematics focused on the formal component of mathematics and ignores the human and social components of the mathematical discipline. In the last decades, some philosophers of mathematics have challenged this traditional view and claimed that many of the features of the discipline of mathematics depend at least partially on interpersonal context and cultural embedding. The special issue entitled "Enabling Mathematical Cultures" aims to cover this broadly interdisciplinary scope, studying the social and cultural features of mathematical research practice and its philosophical ramifications.

    Guest editors: Benedikt Loewe, Ursula Martin, Alison Pease.

    We encourage authors to submit papers that discuss cultural aspects of mathematical practices, using methods from philosophy, psychology, education, sociology, history, or other disciplines. Papers that deal with social, technological and conceptual tools for sharing and construction of group knowledge in mathematics are particularly welcome, but this is not a necessary requirement for acceptance of a paper. Engagement with the relevant philosophical literature as well as discussion of the philosophical implications are strongly encouraged. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed according to the high standards of the journal Synthese.

    For more information, see here .
  • CfP special issue of Logic Journal IGPL on Non-classical Modal and Predicate Logics

    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    This special issue is solely dedicated to modal and predicate non-classical logics. Its aim is to bring together papers on both pure and applied aspects of various branches of non-classical logics, to present recent advances in particular fields, and to foster the exchange of ideas between researchers focusing on (1) separate branches of non- classical logic and (2) foundational and applied issues. Guest editors: Petr Cintula (Czech Academy of Sciences) Shier Ju (Sun Yat-sen University) Zach Weber (University of Otago).

    We invite submissions on topics from all branches of mathematical logic (e.g., proof-theory, model theory, game theory, computational complexity, etc.), and applications in mathematics, computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and beyond.

    For more information, see http://www.ncmpl.org/#Call or contact .
  • CfP special issue of Synthese on "Mathematical Cognition & Enculturation"

    Deadline: Thursday 1 February 2018

    A CfP is out for the upcoming Synthese Special Issue "Mathematical Cognition and Enculturation", edited by Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Markus Pantsar.

    With this special issue, we hope to advance our understanding of mathematical cognition by exploring the perspective of enculturation. Conversely, we also hope to investigate the merits, reach and limits of the enculturation perspective by means of detailed analyses of a specific but important case study: mathematical cognition. Submissions are invited from a wide variety of approaches in philosophy of mathematics, including views critical of the concept of enculturation with respect to mathematics.

    For more information, see https://philevents.org/event/show/35470.

Past Conferences

  • 9 - 12 July 2018, 12th International Congress of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS 2018), Groningen (The Netherlands)

    Date: 9 - 12 July 2018
    Location: Groningen (The Netherlands)

    HOPOS is devoted to promoting serious, scholarly research on the history of the philosophy of science. We construe this subject broadly, to include topics in the history of related disciplines and in all historical periods, studied through diverse methodologies. We aim to promote historical work in a variety of ways, but especially through encouraging exchange among scholars through meetings, publications, and electronic media.

    HOPOS 2018 will take place at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in July 2018. The local organizers include Professor Martin Lenz, Dr Han Thomas Adriaenssen and Dr Andrea Sangiacomo of the History of Philosophy Department. Keynote speakers: Karen Detlefsen (University of Pennsylvania) and Martin Kusch (University of Vienna).

    For more information, see http://www.hopos2018.nl/ or contact .
  • 9 - 13 July 2018, Workshop on Ramsey Theory & Computability Theory, Rome, Italy

    Date: 9 - 13 July 2018
    Location: Rome, Italy

    The intention of the workshop is to bring together researchers in Ramsey theory, computability theory, and related areas in combinatorics and logic, to share ideas and results, and to begin or continue collaborations. To this end, the workshop will combine talks with free time for discussions and collaboration.

    For more information, see http://rome2018.computabilitytheory.com.
  • 9 - 13 July 2018, Summer School on Logic, Uncertainty, & Games (LUG 2018), Lake Como, Italy

    Date: 9 - 13 July 2018
    Location: Lake Como, Italy

    The goal of the Logic, Uncertainty and Games School is to contribute towards the creation of cross-disciplinary common grounds for research on rational reasoning and (interactive) decision making under uncertainty. To this end the School will feature three eight-hour tutorials delivered by leading experts in the fields of Logic, Uncertainty and Games.

    Each tutorial is followed by one (or more) example-class session aimed at developing in greater detail one specific topic (e.g. the full proof of a theorem or a generalisation of a notion which is being used in a particular case).

    Finally, graduate students and junior researchers will deliver Work-in-progress sessions. This will provide them a unique opportunity to receive feedback from the School lecturers, while developing strong inter-disciplinary communication skills.

  • 8 July 2018, Coalgebra, Now, Oxford (UK)

    Date & Time: Sunday 8 July 2018, 09:00-18:00
    Location: Oxford (UK)

    The workshop will consist of invited talks by leading coalgebra researchers as well as prominent researchers whose work has often crossed paths with the coalgebra community. The workshop will be a chance for a wider audience, such as the one attending FLOC, to be introduced to coalgebra theory by some of the founders of the field.

    Early registration closes on June 6.

    For more information, see here or at http://www.coalg.org/coalgebra-now-floc18/ or contact Fabio Zanasi at , or Helle Hvid Hansen at .
  • 2 - 7 July 2018, Summer School on the Foundations of Geometry in Historical Perspective, Leipzig, Germany

    Date: 2 - 7 July 2018
    Location: Leipzig, Germany

    The Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig organizes a Summer School on the Foundations of Geometry in Historical Perspective. The School deals with a selection of topics in history of geometry, philosophy of geometry, and the history and the contemporary perspectives on the foundations of geometry. The School is open to PhD students writing a dissertation in any of the related field, as well as to Master Students in their final years who have a strong interest in the discipline, and post-doctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD since no more than five years and whose main field of research are the history and the foundations of geometry.

    The six days of the School are dedicated to an intensive series of lectures and discussions on various aspects of the history of the foundations of geometry, given by leading experts in the field:    Andrew Arana (Université Pantheon-Sorbonne), Vincenzo De Risi (CNRS, Paris), Jeremy Gray (Open University, Milton Keynes), Gerhard Heinzmann (Archives Poincaré, Nancy), Jürgen Jost (MPI MiS, Leipzig), and Victor Pambuccian (Arizona State University, Phoenix).

  • 2 - 6 July 2018, "Algebraic Proof Theory for Social Behaviour", Delft, The Netherlands

    Date: 2 - 6 July 2018
    Location: Delft, The Netherlands

    The major trend in modern logic is the move from logic to logics. The need for formal modelling of reasoning in various fields of science (philosophy, linguistics, AI, cognitive, social and management sciences) led to the design of hundreds of bespoke logics. For instance, the focus on multi-agent interaction and social behaviour has led to the introduction of logics specific to contexts involving e.g. dynamic changes, uncertainty, incomplete and inconsistent information, which are at odds with reasoning as is formalized in classical logic. This rapid expansion has generated the need to develop overarching theories capable to provide uniform proofs of fundamental properties--such as soundness, completeness, analiticity, decidability--for each member of vast families of logics, while at the same time accounting in a modular way for the specific features of each.

    Algebraic proof theory is a research area in which these general results can be achieved using insights from algebraic logic, universal algebra, duality and representation theory for classes of algebras. This workshop aims to bring together researchers in algebraic proof theory and its applications, explore promising research directions, and foster collaborations. The workshop is organised on the occasion of the PhD defenses of Fei Liang and Apostolos Tzimoulis.

  • 1 - 6 July 2018, 2nd School on Foundations of Programming and Software Systems (FOPSS): Logic and Learning, Oxford, England

    Date: 1 - 6 July 2018
    Location: Oxford, England

    Using logic as the foundation to understand machine learning to obtain the best of both worlds is a major challenge. The Logic & Learning School is an opportunity to learn from, and interact with, the world's experts leading recent progress in understanding the relationships between logic and learning. These experts come from both academia and some of the leading industrial research labs (Amazon Research and DeepMind).

    The programme of the Logic & Learning School consists of ten lectures of three hours each, starting with four introductory courses on computational and statistical learning theory, reinforcement learning and Bayesian inference, and six advanced courses on exciting and recent developments relating logic and learning. The lectures target an audience of logicians and computer scientists broadly construed and do not assume any knowledge on machine learning.  The summer school is perfectly aligned for students who want to attend the four-yearly Federated Logic Conference (FLOC) taking place in Oxford after the summer school.

    For more information, see http://fopss18.mimuw.edu.pl/.
  • 29 - 30 June 2018, Workshop "DMV-Studierendenkolleg: UnDecidability", Hamburg, Germany

    Date: 29 - 30 June 2018
    Location: Hamburg, Germany

    This two days DMV Studierendenkolleg is concerned with the topic of undecidability. In several talks and workshops we will be introduced to the topic and receive an overview, also concerning the intersections with other topics in mathematics (here infinite combinatorics). Finally we will catch a glimpse of today's scientific borders in two research talks.

    Speakers: Carolin Antos (U Konstanz), Nathan Bowler (U Hamburg), Martin Goldstern (TU Vienna), Pascal Gollin (U Hamburg), Regula Krapf (U Koblenz-Landau), Christian Reiher (U Hamburg) and Daniel T. Soukup (U Vienna).

  • 25 June 2018, Workshop on Logical Geometry and its Applications (WoLGA) at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, France

    Date: Monday 25 June 2018
    Location: Vichy, France

    The Workshop on Logical Geometry and its Applications (WoLGA) at UNILOG 2018 aims to deepen our theoretical understanding of the logical and diagrammatic behavior of Aristotelian diagrams, as well as to broaden our perspective on their (historical and contemporary) applications.

    The keynote speaker at WoLGA will be Amirouche Moktefi (Talinn University of Technology, Estonia).

  • 25 - 29 June 2018, XXIInd European Symposium on Medieval Logic & Semantics (ESMLS XXII), Düsseldorf, Germany

    Date: 25 - 29 June 2018
    Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

    The XXIInd European Symposium on Medieval Logic and Semantics will have the topic "Language, Thought, and Reality: The Continental and British Traditions of Medieval Logic Revisited".

    For more information, see http://preben.nl/ESMLS.html.
  • 25 June - 9 July 2018, Fifth EPICENTER Spring Course in Epistemic Game Theory 2018, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Date: 25 June - 9 July 2018
    Location: Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    The EPICENTER, our research center on Epistemic Game Theory at Maastricht University, offers this two-week intensive course as an introduction to the blooming field of Epistemic Game Theory. This field takes a new, fresh approach to game theory, and studies how people reason in game theoretic situations before they eventually make a choice. More precisely, it explores how we reason about the minds of others before we make a choice. Hence, the reasoning of people like you and me is at the center stage of epistemic game theory.

    For more information, see http://www.epicenter.name/springcourse/.
  • 25 - 29 June 2018, 11th Young Set Theory Workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Date: 25 - 29 June 2018
    Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

    The aims of the Young Set Theory workshops are to bring together young researchers in the domain of set theory and give them the opportunity to learn from each other and from experts in a friendly environment. A long-term objective of this series of workshops is to create and maintain a network of young set theorists and senior researchers, so as to establish working contacts and help disseminate knowledge in the field.

    Tutorials: Ilijas Farah (York University), Assaf Rinot (Bar-Ilan University), Christian Rosendal (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Dima Sinapova (University of Illinois at Chicago).

    For more information, see http://youngsettheory2018.altervista.org/.
  • 24 - 25 June 2018, Workshop "Logic & Music" at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, France

    Date: 24 - 25 June 2018
    Location: Vichy, France

    Keynote Speaker: Thomas Noll (Barcelona, Spain)

    Description: This workshop shall represent a privileged platform to make an important step forward to new universal approaches to logic(s) of music. The Workshop focuses on the relatively autonomous approaches to logic(s) of music and musical logic, i.e. logic in pieces of musical compositions. We invite composers, conductors, musicians and musicologists interested in the interplay between logic and music to submit a paper or just active participation. Another objective is to bring together researchers from all over the world into closer contact.

  • 23 - 29 June 2018, 8th North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI 2018), Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.

    Date: 23 - 29 June 2018
    Location: Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.

    The summer school is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Logic, Philosophy, and other related areas. NASSLLI brings these disciplines together with the goal of producing excellence in the study of how minds and machines represent, communicate, manipulate and reason with information. NASSLLI provides a venue where students and researchers from one discipline can learn approaches, frameworks and tools from related disciplines to apply to their own work. Courses offered at NASSLLI range from intensive, graduate level introductory courses to inter-disciplinary workshops featuring prominent researchers presenting their work in progress.

    NASSLLI 2018 will consist of a series of courses and workshops, most running daily from Monday June 25 - Friday June 29. In addition, there will be intensive training in a small set of foundational topics the weekend prior to the start of courses (Saturday June 23 - Sunday June 24). Students will have the opportunity to present work at student sessions throughout the event; the call for student submissions will be circulated in early 2018.

    For more information, see http://nasslli2018.com/ or contact .
  • 23 - 24 June 2018, Workshop on Practices of Reading & Writing in Logic at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, France

    Date: 23 - 24 June 2018
    Location: Vichy, France

    The presently announced workshop aims at an account of logic as construed from logicians' practices of writing and reading, both when working a problem in logic. and when communicating logical problems and solutions with othres. Further interests are activities of commenting or reviewing, and of publishing and collecting. In order to take an interdisciplinary stance, the workshop will allow for a variety of approaches.

    Keynote speakers: Prof. Dr. Volker Peckhaus (University of Paderborn), Editor-in-Chief of History and Philosophy of Logic Prof. Dr. Dirk Schlimm (McGill University Montreal / LMU Munich) PD. Dr. Matthias Wille (University of Paderborn).

  • 22 June 2018, Workshop "Approaches to contradiction: old and new", Leeds, England

    Date: Friday 22 June 2018
    Location: Leeds, England

    You are invited to a one day workshop on the logic of contradictions in Leeds on 22nd June. What follows from a contradiction: everything, something (but not everything), or nothing? What have philosophers and logicians thought historically? What are people saying now?

    Speakers: Graham Priest (CUNY), Sara Uckelmann (Durham), Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen) and Alex Douglas (St Andrews). Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. However, you are asked to register on-line since places will be limited,

    The day before the workshop, 21st June, there will be a student workshop introducing current themes in philosophical logic. Graham Priest and Berta Grimau will be speaking at this.

  • 21 - 26 June 2018, Workshop on Logical Correctness at UNILOG 2018, Vichy (France)

    Date: 21 - 26 June 2018
    Location: Vichy (France)

    Typically, logical correctness is taken to concern whether or not an argument or proof follows a logical path from premises to conclusions. In recent years, however, such a view has been complicated by the proliferation of logics, approaches to logic, and uses of logic. In this workshop, we intend to discuss the philosophical and logical consequences of these changes with regard to how, or if, there is any sort of criteria by which a logical structure could be deemed correct, and whether or not those criteria are context-relevant in some specifiable manner.

    Keynote speaker: Ole HJORTLAND (University of Bergen, Norway).

  • 21 - 26 June 2018, Workshop on Proof Theory at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, France

    Date: 21 - 26 June 2018
    Location: Vichy, France

    We organize a one-day workshop on proof theory at the 6th World Congress on Universal Logic. Keynote speakers are Francesca Poggiolesi (Paris) and Alexander Leitsch (Vienna). Organisers: Peter Schroeder-Heister and Thomas Piecha.

  • 18 - 22 June 2018, 10th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams (Diagrams 2018), Edinburgh, Scotland

    Date: 18 - 22 June 2018
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

    Diagrams 2018 is the tenth conference in the biennial series that started in 2000. The multidisciplinary nature of Diagrams means it encompasses: architecture, art, artificial intelligence, biology, cartography, cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer interaction, linguistics, logic, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, and software modelling. The conference attracts a large number of researchers from these interrelated fields, positioning Diagrams as the major international event in the area.

    For more information, see http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2018/.
  • 18 - 22 June 2018, Conference "From the Fundamental Lemma to Discrete Geometry, to Formal Verification" (60th birthday of Thomas Hales), Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.

    Date: 18 - 22 June 2018
    Location: Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.

    The conference, held in honor of Thomas C. Hales on the occasion of his 60th birthday, will feature talks on representation theory, discrete geometry, and formal verification, with 1.5 days dedicated to each of these topics and with broadly accessible public lectures at the interfaces.

  • 16 - 26 June 2018, 6th World Congress & School on Universal Logic (UNILOG 2018), Vichy, France

    Date: 16 - 26 June 2018
    Location: Vichy, France

    UNILOG is a logic event in a broad sense. It gathers people from many horizons (philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, computer science, semiotics, cognitive science ...) and the idea is to promote interaction between all these people.

    The previous edition in Istanbul gathered more than 400 logicians from about 50 different countries. For the 6th edition we will follow the same format: - A school of logic of 5 days with 30 tutorials - A congress of 6 days with about 30 sessions/workshops - A contest (the topic will be announced soon) - A secret speaker (speaker whose identity is revealed only at the time of her / its / his speech).

    For more information, see http://www.uni-log.org/vichy2018 or contact .
  • 16 - 20 June 2018, Workshop on "Logic, Probability, and their generalisations" at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, France

    Date: 16 - 20 June 2018
    Location: Vichy, France

    Logic and Probability have a long partnership, having survived together as a legacy from Leibniz, Bernoulli, De Morgan, Boole, Bolzano, Peirce, Keynes, Carnap, Popper and several other contemporary thinkers. According to this tradition, the problem of generalizing logical consequence relations raises questions that transcends both logic and probability, as a consequence of modern logical pluralism. This also leads to a probability pluralism, represented by non-standard theories of probability (i.e., theories of probability based on non-classical logics) that open new avenues and pose new challenges to theory and to applications.

    All such tendencies and areas of investigation are naturally generalized to possibility logics, necessity logics and other credal calculi that extend probability, considering that belief can be regarded as generalized probability or as evidence. This workshop intends to contribute to the state-of-the-art of such research topics, emphasizing the connections between all such topics.

  • 16 - 26 June 2018, Workshop on Model Theory at UNILOG 2018, Vichy, France

    Date: 16 - 26 June 2018
    Location: Vichy, France

    We organize a workshop on Classification Questions
    in Model Theory at UNILOG 2018. Keynote speaker of Workshop: Professor Bruno Poizat (Lyon).

    Model theory is the branch of mathematical logic dealing with the connection between a formal language and its interpretations, or models, i.e., it represents links between syntactic and semantic objects. These objects can be used to classify each others producing structural classifications of theories and their models. Solving classification questions valuable characteristics arise (dimensions, ranks, complexities, spectra etc.) for various classes of structures and their theories.

  • 8 - 9 June 2018, Very Informal European Gathering 2018 (VIEG 2018), Bristol, England

    Date: 8 - 9 June 2018
    Location: Bristol, England

    The VIEG - 2018 will be held from 14.00 Fri. to the afternoon of Sat. June 8-9th 2018 at the School of Mathematics, University of Bristol

    Invited participants include: David Aspero (UEA), Raffaela Cutolo (Naples), Mirna Dzamonja (UEA), Martin Goldstern (TU Vienna), Asaf Karagila (UEA), Benedikt Löwe (Hamburg, ILLC Amsterdam), Charles Morgan (Bristol).

  • 8 - 12 June 2018, Workshops "Wadge Theory & Automata II" & "Descriptive Set Theory Day", Torino (Italy)

    Date: 8 - 12 June 2018
    Location: Torino (Italy)

    The Department of Mathematics of the University of Turin will host the following two 1-day workshops in logic:

    - Workshop on Wadge Theory and Automata II (June 8th, speakers: Jacques Duparc, Olivier Finkel, Matteo Mio, Michał Skrzypczak, Louis Vuilleumier)

    - Descriptive Set Theory Day in Turin (June 12th, speakers: Gianluca Basso, Gianluca Paolini, Marcin Sabok, Sławomir Solecki, Anush Tserunyan)

    In both cases the participation is free, but please write an e-mail if you intend to come (we need a rough estimate on the number of participants).

  • 2 - 3 June 2018, 7th CSLI Workshop on Logic, Rationality, & Intelligent Interaction, Stanford CA, U.S.A.

    Date: 2 - 3 June 2018
    Location: Stanford CA, U.S.A.

    This event continues a long-standing tradition at Stanford of annual workshops in logic, broadly conceived, aimed at fostering discussion across disciplines and universities, with the added goal of involving both junior and senior participants. The content of the workshop is drawn from the disciplines of logic, philosophy, mathematics, computer science, cognitive science, linguistics and economics, with an emphasis on exploring interdisciplinary contacts.

    For more information, see http://www-logic.stanford.edu/events/CSLI2018/CSLI2018.xhtml or contact Chris Mierzewski at .
  • 30 May - 1 June 2018, Workshop on Deliberation, Belief Aggregation, and Epistemic Democracy, Paris, France

    Date: 30 May - 1 June 2018
    Location: Paris, France
    Costs: none

    This interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers in philosophy, theoretical economics, formal political science, computer science and mathematics who have been independently studying similar questions: namely, opinion formation dynamics, peer interactions and deliberation in social groups, and the implications of these phenomena for the epistemic competency of collective decisions.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/dbaed/.
  • 19 - 25 May 2018, 8th Summer School on Formal Techniques, Atherton CA, U.S.A.

    Date: 19 - 25 May 2018
    Location: Atherton CA, U.S.A.

    Techniques based on formal logic, such as model checking, satisfiability, static analysis, and automated theorem proving, are finding a broad range of applications in modeling, analysis, verification, and synthesis. This school, the eighth in the series, will focus on the principles and practice of formal techniques, with a strong emphasis on the hands-on use and development of this technology. It primarily targets graduate students and young researchers who are interested in developing and using formal techniques in their research. A prior background in formal methods is helpful but not required. Participants at the school can expect to have a seriously fun time experimenting with the tools and techniques presented in the lectures during laboratory sessions.

    For more information, see http://fm.csl.sri.com/SSFT18.
  • 14 - 18 May 2018, Logical Perspectives 2018, St Petersburg, Russia

    Date: 14 - 18 May 2018
    Location: St Petersburg, Russia

    Thanks to the support of the Euler International Mathematical Institute, a new conference initiative called Logical Perspectives will start in 2018. The initiative aims at bringing together distinguished logicians in order to present their perspectives on the future of the field, to discuss related open problems, and to foster new collaborations.

    The topics include, but are not limited to:
    - the foundations of mathematics and those of computing;
    - logical methods in philosophy (e.g. in epistemology, the philosophy of mathematics or that of language);
    - logical methods in mathematics;
    - logical methods in computer science.

    There will be only invited talks, some of which will be accessible to a broader audience, intended for students working in logic and those who wish to know more about the field.

    For more information, see http://www.pdmi.ras.ru/EIMI/2018/LP/.
  • 3 - 9 May 2018, Summer School on Types, Sets, & Constructions, Bonn (Germany)

    Date: 3 - 9 May 2018

    This school provides an introduction to some of the main topics of the trimester program; the lectures are mainly directed at PhD students and young postdocs.

    Speakers and topics:
    Peter Aczel: Constructive set theory
    Robert Constable: Proof assistants and formalization
    Thierry Coquand: Constructive algebra
    Martín Escardó: Univalent type theory
    Matthew Hendtlass: Constructive analysis
    Simon Huber: Homotopy type theory
    Rosalie Iemhoff: Structural proof theory
    Ulrich Kohlenbach: Extraction of information from proofs
    Peter Dybjer: Intuitionistic type theory
    Andreas Weiermann: Higher proof theory and combinatorics

  • 30 April - 4 May 2018, Applied Category Theory 2018 (ACT 2018), Leiden, the Netherlands

    Date: 30 April - 4 May 2018
    Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
    Target audience: researchers and practitioners of applied category theory

    The workshop is heavily slanted toward discussion and collaboration. We want to instigate a multi-disciplinary research program in which concepts, structures, and methods from one discipline can be reused in another. Tangibly and in the short-term, we will bring together people from different disciplines in order to write an expository survey paper that grounds the varied research in applied category theory and lays out the parameters of the research program.

    A limited number of speakers will give overview talks intended to instigate discussion, including Samson Abramsky (Oxford), John Baez (UC Riverside), Kathryn Hess (EPFL), Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary) and David Spivak (MIT).

    For more information, see http://www.appliedcategorytheory.org/workshops/ or contact Brendan Fong at , or Nina Otter at .
  • 19 April 2018, Workshop on mixed inductive-coinductive reasoning

    Date & Time: Thursday 19 April 2018, 10:00-14:30
    Location: Room LIN 1, Linaeus building, Heyendaalseweg 137, Nijmegen

    The aim of this one-day workshop is to discuss how inductive-coinductive reasoning is used so far, what techniques exist and how we can advance on those techniques.

  • 17 - 19 April 2018, Tenth NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2018): 30 Years of Formal Methods at NASA, News VA, U.S.A.

    Date: 17 - 19 April 2018
    Location: News VA, U.S.A.

    The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry require 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 techniques and other approaches for software assurance, including their theory, current capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to aerospace, robotics, and other NASA-relevant safety-critical systems during all stages of the software life-cycle.

  • 8 - 12 April 2018, 12th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2018), Ramat Gan, Israel

    Date: 8 - 12 April 2018
    Location: Ramat Gan, Israel

    LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field organized by Rovira i Virgili University since 2002, LATA 2018 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.

  • 7 - 9 April 2018, 29th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2018), Lanzarote, Spain

    Date: 7 - 9 April 2018
    Location: Lanzarote, Spain

    The ALT 2018 conference is dedicated to all theoretical and algorithmic aspects of machine learning. This is a new ALT: new submission time, new conference time, new program, and a new ambition, to substantially grow its audience and let ALT be known as the best conference in algorithmic and theoretical machine learning. ALT 2018 will have both a best student paper award (E.M. Gold Award) and a best paper award.

    The conference will be co-located with AISTATS 2018, which immediately follows ALT 2018.

  • 7 - 8 April 2018, Mathematical Collaboration II

    Date: 7 - 8 April 2018
    Location: St Andrews, Scotland

    This is a joint Arché-Oxford event, following up on Group Knowledge and Mathematical Collaboration held in Oxford in April 2017.
    In this second edition, we will look at the social virtues that lead to good mathematics in such collaborative settings, drawing on research in mathematical practice, social epistemology, sociology, ethnography and philosophy of science to answer questions about which features of our practices lead to successful and unsuccessful collaborations

  • 4 - 6 April 2018, 7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (evoMUSART 7), Parma, Italy

    Date: 4 - 6 April 2018
    Location: Parma, Italy

    The 7th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (evoMUSART) will be held in Parma in 4-6 April 2018, as part of the evo* event. The main goal of EvoMusArt is to bring together researchers who are using Computational Intelligence techniques for artistic tasks such as visual art, music, architecture, video, digital games, poetry, or design. The conference gives researchers in the field the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in the area.

  • 4 - 7 April 2018, Workshop "Foundations in Mathematics: Modern Views" (FMV 2018), Munich, Germany

    Date: 4 - 7 April 2018
    Location: Munich, Germany

    The workshop is a continuation of a series of conferences on logic and foundations of mathematics (Formal Mathematics, Bonn 2015; FOMUS, Bielefeld 2016; LMP, Goettingen 2017). The meeting is designed as a hybrid between a research conference and a winter school. The workshop focuses on  investigating the landscape of current views on the foundations of mathematics. In addition to the scientific debate, it aims to foster a community of young scientists concerned with foundational questions.

    For more information, see https://fmv2018.weebly.com/ or contact .
  • 25 - 30 March 2018, 3rd Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving (AITP 2018), Aussois, France

    Date: 25 - 30 March 2018
    Location: Aussois, France

    Large-scale semantic processing and strong computer assistance of mathematics and science is our inevitable future. New combinations of AI and reasoning methods and tools deployed over large mathematical and scientific corpora will be instrumental to this task. The AITP conference is the forum for discussing how to get there as soon as possible, and the force driving the progress towards that.

    There will be several focused sessions on AI for ATP, ITP and mathematics, modern AI and big-data methods, and several sessions with contributed talks. The focused sessions will be based on invited talks and discussion oriented.

    For more information, see http://aitp-conference.org/2018.
  • 15 - 16 March 2018, "Philosophy of Imagination", Bochum, Germany

    Date: 15 - 16 March 2018
    Location: Bochum, Germany

    Recently, the notion of imagination has received much attention, especially in the epistemology of modality. However, what exactly it means to imagine something, and under what circumstances imaginability is a justification for believing in a modal claim, is still up for debate. The conference aims to elucidate the notion of imagination.

    The interdisciplinarity of the topic is reflected in the expertises of the invited speakers: Magdalena Balcerak Jackson (University of Miami), Francesco Berto (ILLC, University of Amsterdam), Ruth Byrne (Trinity College Dublin), Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Timothy Williamson (Oxford University).

  • 8 - 9 March 2018, Paul Lorenzen: Mathematician & Logician, Konstanz, Germany

    Date: 8 - 9 March 2018
    Location: Konstanz, Germany

    Paul Lorenzen (1915--1994) was an outstanding philosopher from the latter half of the 20th century. His name is associated with the Erlangen School of Methodical Constructivism, of which the approach in linguistic philosophy and philosophy of science determined philosophical discussions especially in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s. Focussing at first on abstract algebra, Lorenzen later turned his attention to foundational issues in logic and mathematics. His studies in this field are still highly regarded today and finally led to his concept of operative logic and mathematics, which in turn were the base for his philosophy later on.

    This meeting focusses on integrating Lorenzen's original approach into the history of logic and mathematics. We furthermore explore the options of how Lorenzen's systematical ideas can be implemented in today's debates on proof-theoretic semantics, databank management and stochastics.

    For more information, see https://www.kim.uni-konstanz.de/phil-archiv/lorenzen-meeting/ or contact Dr. Brigitte Parakenings at .
  • 7 - 9 March 2018, Workshop "Specificity, definiteness & article systems across languages", Stuttgart, Germany

    Date: 7 - 9 March 2018
    Location: Stuttgart, Germany

    One of the main questions that inspires this workshop is how languages with and without an article system go about referent coding and helping the hearer to recognize whether a given NP should be interpreted as definite, specific or non-specific. Other questions concern the grammatical consequences of having or lacking an article system, and the specific semantic-pragmatic parameters along which article systems may vary. The workshop will be held at the 40th Annual Meeting of the DGfS.

    For more information, see https://artsysworkshop.wordpress.com/.
  • 5 - 9 March 2018, Section Logic at the joint annual meeting of GDM and DMV, Paderborn, Germany

    Date: 5 - 9 March 2018
    Location: Paderborn, Germany

    The local organizers and the scientific committee cordially invite you to participate in the 3rd annual meeting of the Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) und the Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik (GDM)/

    Besides classical talks on mathematical research and on research in mathematics education, the GDMV 2018 conference will include talks that bring these two fields together by focusing on teaching and learning at university level and in the mathematics education of future teachers. A special day of lectures for teachers (Lehrertag), as well as events for young researchers (Studierendenkonferenz DMV, Nachwuchstag GDM) and talks concerning mathematics in industry and enterprises, complete the program.

    For more information, see http://www.gdmv2018.de/en/.
  • 5 - 9 March 2018, 2nd Workshop on Mathematical Logic & its Applications, Kanazawa, Japan

    Date: 5 - 9 March 2018
    Location: Kanazawa, Japan

    The workshop brings together researchers of mathematical logic and its related areas, and would provide a forum for interplay between these areas. This workshop will be held as a part of the JSPS Core-to-Core Program "Mathematical Logic and its Applications", which is led by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in cooperation with several institutes both in Japan and abroad.

  • 27 February 2018, Cognitive Computation Symposium (CoCoSym 2018): Thinking Beyond Deep Learning, London, England

    Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018
    Location: London, England

    Using "Cognitive Computation" as joint umbrella term and final aim, this symposium brings together established leaders in the fields of neural computation, logic and artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, natural language understanding, machine learning, cognitive science and computational neuroscience. They are invited to share their views on the 3 "Big Questions":
     - Will development in Deep Learning completely solve the problem(s)of Artificial Intelligence?
     - If not, how could and/or should AI and ML continue towards such a general solution?
     - What is going to be "the next big thing" that lets us build beyond the recent success of Deep Learning?

  • 26 - 28 February 2018, 2nd SYSMICS Workshop "Substructural logics: semantics, proof theory and applications", Vienna, Austria

    Date: 26 - 28 February 2018
    Location: Vienna, Austria

    Substructural logics are non-classical logics lacking some of the structural rules of classical logic, and are motivated by philosophical, linguistic and computational considerations. Traditionally, substructural logics have been investigated using proof theoretic and algebraic methods. In recent years, combined approaches have started to emerge. The program of this SYSMICS workshop will be focused on the interactions between syntactic and semantic methods in substructural and related logics, as well as their applications.

    For more information, see http://sysmics.logic.at or contact .
  • 16 - 18 February 2018, Workshop "Ouroboros: Formal Criteria of Self-Reference in Maths & Philosophy", Bonn, Germany

    Date: 16 - 18 February 2018
    Location: Bonn, Germany

    While self-reference is deeply intertwined with logic and foundational aspects of mathematics, the notion itself is still surprisingly barely understood. For instance, it can be observed that in discussions regarding the nature of Visser's and Yablo's paradoxes, often differing and vague concepts are applied. However, there has been recently several proposals of precise characterizations of self-reference. This workshop is intended to facilitate a discussion of such proposals, their interrelations and applicability to the paradoxes as well as their adequacy to capture the intuitive notion of self-reference.

    This interdisciplinary workshop, designed as a hybrid between winter school and research conference, is aimed at students (incl. PhDs) and researchers from the fields of mathematics, philosophy and computer science.

    For more information, see https://ouroboros2018.weebly.com/ or contact .
  • 16 - 17 February 2018, Workshop on Ramsey Theory of Equations & Related Topics, Pisa, Italy

    Date: 16 - 17 February 2018
    Location: Pisa, Italy

    In 2016 two long standing open problems in Ramsey Theory of equations and polynomial configurations have been solved: the Boolean Pythagorean triples problem and the partition regularity of the configuration {x,x+y,xy}. For this reason, problems regarding the partition regularity of nonlinear Diophantine equations and polynomial configurations are now in the spotlight of the mathematical community. An interesting feature of this topic is that several different non-elementary techniques, including ultrafilters, ergodic theory, nonstandard analysis, semigroup theory and topological dynamics, can be used to solve problems in this area. The aim of this Workshop is to present aspects of several of these different techniques, as well as to discuss many interesting related problems.

    For more information, see https://ramseyequations.sciencesconf.org/ or contact Mauro Di Nasso at , or Lorenzo Luperi Baglini at .
  • 15 - 17 February 2018, Linguistic Evidence 2018, Tübingen, Germany

    Date: 15 - 17 February 2018
    Location: Tübingen, Germany

    With the ninth Linguistic Evidence we bring a new focus on empirical, theory-driven approaches to syntax, semantics and their interface to this conference series. We also aim at providing a forum that allows us to address and reflect on the challenges and opportunities of experimental approaches to linguistic theory.

    Invited Speakers: Barbara Hemforth (Paris Diderot), Edward Gibson (MIT), Valentine Haquard (University of Maryland) and David Beaver (University of Texas, Austin).

  • 31 January 2018, Workshop "Modal & Many-Valued Logics", Paris, France

    Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018
    Location: Paris, France

    Workshop organized by École Normale Supérieure and Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, with funding from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the project “New Ideas in Mathematical Philosophy” (DEC-ENS).

    Speakers: Andreas Herzig, Paul Égré, Allard Tamminga and Ekaterina Kubyshkina.

    This event is taking place in the context of Ekaterina Kubyshkina's PhD defense ("La logique de l'agent rationnel" / "The Logic of Rational Agent").

  • 16 - 18 January 2018, Special Session on Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence (NLPinAI 2018) at ICAART 2018, Funchal, Madeira - Portugal

    Date: 16 - 18 January 2018
    Location: Funchal, Madeira - Portugal

    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, advanced 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 intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.

    For more information, see http://www.icaart.org/NLPinAI.aspx or contact .
  • 16 - 18 January 2018, 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART-2018), Funchail, Madeira - Portugal

    Date: 16 - 18 January 2018
    Location: Funchail, Madeira - Portugal

    The purpose of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in the areas of Agents and Artificial Intelligence. Two simultaneous related tracks will be held, covering both applications and current research work. One track focuses on Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Software Platforms, Distributed Problem Solving and Distributed AI in general. The other track focuses mainly on Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Representation, Planning, Learning, Scheduling, Perception Reactive AI Systems, and Evolutionary Computing and other topics related to Intelligent Systems and Computational Intelligence.

    For more information, see here or at http://www.icaart.org/.
  • 10 - 13 January 2018, Joint Mathematics Meeting 2018, San Diego CA, U.S.A.

    Date: 10 - 13 January 2018
    Location: San Diego CA, U.S.A.

    Held early each January in partnership with the American Mathematical Society, the Joint Mathematics Meetings is the largest annual mathematics meeting in the world. The program provides plentiful opportunities to engage with your fellow mathematicians and learn about innovative research in your interest areas, including numerous invited addresses, minicourses, short courses, panel sessions, workshops, paper sessions, posters, exhibits, an AMS Special Session on Homotopy Type Theory, and more.

    For more information, see http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm/ or contact .
  • 8 - 11 January 2018, Symposion on Logical Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS 2018), Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.

    Date: 8 - 11 January 2018
    Location: Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.

    The LFCS series provides an outlet for the fast-growing body of work in the logical foundations of computer science, e.g., areas of fundamental theoretical logic related to computer science. The LFCS series began with Logic at Botik, Pereslavl-Zalessky, 1989 and was co-organized by Albert R. Meyer (MIT) and Michael Taitslin (Tver), after which organization passed to Anil Nerode in 1992.

    For more information, see http://lfcs.ws.gc.cuny.edu/.
  • 8 January - 26 April 2018, Applied Category Theory 2018 Adjoint School

    Date: 8 January - 26 April 2018
    Location: Online and at the Lorentz Center, Leiden
    Target audience: Graduate students and early career researchers

    We're delighted to announce the Applied Category Theory 2018 Adjoint School, an initiative to bring early career researchers into the applied category theory community. The Adjoint School comprises two phases: (1) an online reading seminar based on the recent Kan Extension Seminars, and (2) a four day research week at the Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Participants will also be invited to attend Applied Category Theory 2018, which will be held immediately following the research week, also at the Lorentz Center.

    During the school, participants will work under the mentorship of four mentors, on one of the following research projects:
    - John Baez: Semantics for open Petri nets and reaction networks
    - Aleks Kissinger: Unification of the logic of causality
    - Martha Lewis: Compositional approaches to linguistics and cognition
    - Pawel Sobocinski: Modelling of open and interconnected systems

    The online seminar begins in early January 2018, and will run until the research week begins on April 23rd, 2018. Applied Category Theory 2018 will be held April 30th to May 4th.

    For more information, see http://www.appliedcategorytheory.org/school or contact Brendan Fong at , or Nina Otter at .
  • 8 - 10 January 2018, Mathematics & Culture II, Kolkata, India

    Date: 8 - 10 January 2018
    Location: Kolkata, India

    Mihir Chakrborty, Subhasis Banerjee and Michele Friend are organising a workshop on the topic of mathematical culture. Place: IIEST campus, Kolkata. Sponsored by: ISSTac, HSS.

    For more information, see here or contact Mihir Chakraborty at , Subhasis Banerjee at , or Michele Friend at .
  • 4 - 6 January 2018, British Postgraduate Model Theory Conference 2018, Oxford, England

    Date: 4 - 6 January 2018
    Location: Oxford, England

    The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for postgraduate students working in model theory to present their research.

    Invited speakers: Bruno Poizat (Institut Camille Jordan) and Francoise Delon (Paris Diderot), plenary talks, and Dugald Macpherson (Leeds), short course.

    For more information, see https://bpgmtc2018.wixsite.com/bpgmtc.
  • 3 - 5 January 2018, Fifteenth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM 2018), Fort Lauderdale FL, U.S.A.

    Date: 3 - 5 January 2018
    Location: Fort Lauderdale FL, U.S.A.

    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 is the fifteenth Symposium in the series, which is sponsored by Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.

    Traditionally, the Symposium attracts participants from a variety of disciplines, thereby providing a unique forum for scientific exchange. The three-day Symposium includes invited speakers, presentations of technical papers, and special topic sessions.

MoL and PhD defenses

  • 13 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Jelle Don

    Title: Post-quantum Security of Fiat-Shamir Signatures
    Date & Time: Friday 13 July 2018, 14:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr C. Schaffner and Dr C. Majenz
  • 12 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Leon Commandeur

    Title: Logical Functionalism
    Date & Time: Thursday 12 July 2018, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr M.A. Lipman
  • 12 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Noor Heerkens

    Title: Studies in Minimal Mathematics
    Date & Time: Thursday 12 July 2018, 14:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr D.H.J. de Jongh
  • 9 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Mathijs Mul

    Title: Recognizing Logical Entailment: Reasoning with Recursive and Recurrent Neural Networks
    Date & Time: Monday 9 July 2018, 13:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr W.H. Zuidema
  • 9 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Raja Damanik

    Title: Optimality in Stabilizer Testing
    Date & Time: Monday 9 July 2018, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr M. Walter
  • 6 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Silvan Hungerbühler

    Title: A Computational Method for Philosophical Interpretation
    Date & Time: Friday 6 July 2018, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr A. Betti and Ms V. Carretta Zamborlini MA
  • 5 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Grzegorz Lisowski

    Title: Preventing Manipulation in Aggregating Value-Based Argumentation Frameworks
    Date & Time: Thursday 5 July 2018, 10:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof Dr S. Smets and Dr U Grandi
  • 4 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Heidi Metzler

    Title: Algorithmic Complexity in Textile Patterns
    Date & Time: Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr L. Torenvliet
  • 3 July 2018, PhD Defense (TU Delft), Fei Liang

    Title: Multi-type Algebraic Proof Theory
    Date & Time: Tuesday 3 July 2018, 17:00
    Location: Senaatszaal of the Auditorium, Mekelweg 5 in Delft
    Supervisor: Giuseppe Greco
    Promotor: Alessandra Palmigiano, Minghui Ma
    For more information, see http://www.appliedlogictudelft.nl/fei-liang/ or contact Fei Liang at .
  • 3 July 2018, PhD Defense (TU Delft), Apostolos Tzimoulis

    Title: Algebraic and Proof-Theoretic Foundations of the Logics for Social Behaviour
    Date & Time: Tuesday 3 July 2018, 12:00
    Location: Senaatszaal of the Auditorium, Mekelweg 5, Delft
    Supervisor: Giuseppe Greco
    Promotor: Alessandra Palmigiano
    For more information, see http://www.appliedlogictudelft.nl/apostolos-tzimoulis/ or contact Apostolos Tzimoulis at .
  • 3 July 2018, Master of Logic defense, Yujie Xing

    Title: Examining Personality Differences in Chit-Chat Sequence to Sequence Conversational Agents
    Date & Time: Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr R. Fernández Rovira
  • 29 June 2018, Master of Logic defense, Jorge Viterbo Ferreira

    Title: On the Problem of Counterpossibles
    Date & Time: Friday 29 June 2018, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr Franz Berto and Dr Luca Incurvati
  • 28 June 2018, Master of Logic defense, Robert Passmann

    Title: Loyalty and Faithfulness of Model Constructions for Constructive Set Theory
    Date & Time: Thursday 28 June 2018, 16:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. B. Löwe
  • 28 June 2018, Master of Logic defense, Ethan S. Lewis

    Title: Computation with Infinite Programs
    Date & Time: Thursday 28 June 2018, 14:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr B. Löwe and L. Galeotti M.Sc.
  • 28 June 2018, Master of Logic defense, Matteo Nizzardo

    Title: Leibniz's Principle and the Problem of Nonindividuality
    Date & Time: Thursday 28 June 2018, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr F.Berto
  • 19 June 2018, Master of Logic defense, Jeroen van Wier

    Title: Quantum Plaintext Non-Malleability
    Date & Time: Tuesday 19 June 2018, 11:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr C. Majenz and Dr C. Schaffner
  • 18 June 2018, Master of Logic defense, Krzysztof Mierzewski

    Title: Probabilistic Stability: dynamics, nonmonotonic logics, and stable revision
    Date & Time: Monday 18 June 2018, 15:00
    Location: Room F2.19, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr A.B. Baltag
  • 18 June 2018, Master of Logic defense, Laura Molenaar

    Title: Quine and Loglan: the Influence of Philosophical Ideas on the Creation of a Logical Language
    Date & Time: Monday 18 June 2018, 12:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr Arianna Betti and Dr Jaap Maat
  • 15 June 2018, PhD defense, Julia Ilin

    Title: Filtration Revisited: Lattices of Stable Non-Classical Logics
    Date & Time: Friday 15 June 2018, 12:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili
    Promotor: Yde Venema
    For more information, contact Julia Ilin at .
  • 13 June 2018, PhD Defense, Chenwei Shi

    Title: Reason to Believe
    Date & Time: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 13:00
    Location: UvA Aula, Singel 411, Amsterdam
  • 13 June 2018, PhD Defense, Malvin Gattinger

    Title: New Directions in Model Checking Dynamic Epistemic Logic
    Date & Time: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 11:00
    Location: UvA Aula, Singel 411, Amsterdam
    Promotor: Prof.dr. D.J.N. van Eijck
    Copromotor: Prof.dr. K. Su and Dr. Alexandru Baltag
    For more information, see https://malv.in/phdthesis/ or contact Malvin Gattinger at .
  • 11 June 2018, Master of Logic defense, Max van den Broek

    Title: You Don't Believe This Is The Title: Moore's Paradox and its relation to the Surprise Exam Paradox, the Knowability Paradox, the Toxin Problem and Newcomb's Problem
    Date & Time: Monday 11 June 2018, 16:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr S. Smets and Dr F.R. Velazquez Quesada
  • 22 May 2018, Master of Logic defense, Jana Haenen

    Title: A Gödel-like translation from positive calculus into strict implication logic
    Date & Time: Tuesday 22 May 2018, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr. N. Bezhanishvili and Dr. F.M. Lauridsen
  • 26 April 2018, Master of Logic defense, Lucy van Oostveen

    Title: What You Know About People's Preferences Matters: Investigating simpler notions of partial information in the context of strategic manipulation in voting
    Date & Time: Thursday 26 April 2018, 13:00
    Location: Room F3.20, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Dr. Ronald de Haan and Dr. Jakub Szymanik
  • 25 April 2018, PhD Defense, Srinivasan Arunachalam

    Speaker: Srinivasan Arunachalam
    Title: Quantum Algorithms and Learning Theory
    Date & Time: Wednesday 25 April 2018, 14:00-16:30
    Location: Agnietenkapel University of Amsterdam, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231, Amsterdam
    Mentor: Srinivasan Arunachalam
    Promotor: Prof. dr. R. M. de Wolf and Prof. dr. H. M. Buhrman
  • 24 April 2018, PhD defense, Hugo Nobrega

    Title: Games for functions: Baire classes, Weihrauch degrees, transfinite computations, and ranks
    Date & Time: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 12:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, Amsterdam
    Promotor: Benedikt Löwe
    Copromotor: Arno Pauly
  • 20 April 2018, PhD Defense, Julian Schlöder

    Title: Assertion and Rejection
    Date & Time: Friday 20 April 2018, 12:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel University of Amsterdam, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Raquel Fernández
    Promotor: Robert van Rooij
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    18 April 2018, Supporting the Complex Dynamics of the Information Seeking Process, Hugo C. Huurdeman

    Date & Time: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 10:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel University of Amsterdam, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231, Amsterdam
    Promotor: R.A. Rogers, A.P. de Vries
    Copromotor: J. Kamps

    On the 18th of April, 2018, Hugo Huurdeman will defend his PhD thesis, entitled “Supporting the Complex Dynamics of the Information Seeking Process.”

    The thesis was inspired by a paradox: online search engines currently offer a streamlined set of functionality, yet they are used in increasingly complex tasks. The thesis’ focus is on research-based tasks conducted via web archives and online search engines. Through literature reviews, user studies and information retrieval experiments, Hugo’s thesis aims to rethink the currently dominating search approach, and ultimately arrive at more dynamic support approaches for complex search tasks.

    For more information, see http://www.timelessfuture.com/phd-defense/ or contact Hugo Huurdeman at .
  • 4 April 2018, PhD Defense, Thomas Brochhagen

    Title: Signaling under uncertainty
    Date & Time: Wednesday 4 April 2018, 10:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel
    Promotor: Robert van Rooij
  • 20 March 2018, PhD defense, Joachim Daiber

    Title: Typologically Robust Statistical Machine Translation
    Date & Time: Tuesday 20 March 2018, 12:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel
    Promotor: Prof. dr. Khalil Sima'an
    Copromotor: Dr. Wilker F. Aziz
    For more information, see here or contact Joachim Daiber at .
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    9 February 2018, PhD defense, Berit Janssen

    Title: Retained or Lost in Transmission? Analyzing and Predicting Stability in Dutch Folk Songs
    Date & Time: Friday 9 February 2018, 13:00
    Location: UvA Aula, Singel 411, Amsterdam
    Promotor: Henkjan Honing
    Copromotor: Peter van Kranenburg

    On February 9th, 1 p.m. in the Aula of the University of Amsterdam, Berit Janssen will defend her dissertation, “Retained or Lost in Transmission? Analyzing and Predicting Stability of Dutch Folk Songs”. She was a Ph.D. candidate at the Meertens Institute as part of the Computational Humanities group project “Tunes & Tales”. Through her promotor Henkjan Honing she was also part of the Music Cognition Group at the ILLC.

    For more information, see here or contact Fleur Bouwer, Yvonne van Amerongen at .
  • 25 January 2018, Master of Science AI defense, Peter Dekker

    Title: Reconstructing language ancestry by performing word prediction with neural networks
    Date & Time: Thursday 25 January 2018, 14:00
    Location: Science Park 107, room F3.20
    Supervisor: dr. Jelle Zuidema and prof.dr. Gerhard Jäger

    In my thesis, I applied the machine learning paradigm, succesful in many computing tasks, to historical linguistics. I proposed the task of word prediction: by training a machine learning model on pairs of words in two languages, it learns the sound correspondences between the two languages and should be able to predict unseen words.

    For more information, see here or contact Peter Dekker at .
  • 12 January 2018, Master of Logic defense, Line van den Berg

    Title: Unreliable Gossip
    Date & Time: Friday 12 January 2018, 13:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Jan van Eijck and Theodora Achourioti

Projects and Awards

Funding, Grants and Competitions

  • KNAW Conference Grants Fund

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 May 2018

    The grant is intended to cover no more than a third of the total conference budget, with a ceiling of EUR 8500. The conference budget may not exceed EUR 170,000. Exceptions are possible; see the document Purpose and provisions of the Conference Grant Fund, in Dutch.

  • Van Gogh Programme

    Deadline: Friday 15 June 2018

    The Van Gogh Programme promotes exchanges between researchers within specific research projects and annually supports around 40 researchers from France and about the same number of researchers from the Netherlands. The programme supports research projects focused on developing science. Often, these projects involve (fundamental) research within a specific field of expertise. This involves the research teams using each other's research facilities, unique collections and archives and specific research methods.

  • Call for thematic workshop proposals as part of SMART 2018-2019

    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    SMART Cognitive Science is an initiative of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam to provide a forum for discussions highlighting studies at the interface of the humanities and cognitive sciences.

    In the course of the coming years, and in preparation to the 2020 SMART international conference, SMART-related activities will consist in a series of three to four one-day workshops per year in the domain of Cognition. Each workshop will receive an amount of €2500 to cover the costs of two or more invited speakers as well as other practical expenses (e.g., refreshments and drinks during coffee breaks)

    Every researcher affiliated to the research schools of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam can submit a workshop proposal. We invite proposals in all areas of the humanities and cognitive science but cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

  • Travel grants for young researchers

    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    Each year the “Genootschap” awards travel grants to young researchers. This group includes master or doctoral students, who have no other options to finance a scientific trip (e.g. via NWO grants). Applications can be submitted twice a year: in the spring and in the autumn. The travel grant is up to € 500; in each round three grants can be awarded.

  • Research fellowships at the Paris IAS in 2019-2020

    Deadline: Tuesday 3 April 2018

    The Paris Institute for Advanced Study is launching two calls for applications for research fellowships in 2019-2020 open to researchers of all nationalities.

    - one call for 5 or 10-month fellowships in the "Blue Sky Research" program, open to all disciplines and themes in the humanities and social sciences.

    - one call for 5 or 10-month fellowships in the “Brain, Culture and Society” program. This call is for researchers willing to conduct a project at the interface between neuroscience, cognitive science and the humanities and social sciences.

  • Support tracks for individual grants

    The Grant Team of the Faculty of Humanities offers special support tracks for individual grants (in particular Rubicon, Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Veni-Vidi-Vici and ERC grants). These support tracks consist of several plenary meetings with the candidates. You review the proposals of your fellow candidates, get feedback from fellows outside your own discipline and get advice from laureates or (former) evaluation committee members during workshops. You also receive feedback on your proposal from the grant and budget advisors within our team (please see the 'contact' page for more information on who should be contacted).

  • New funding instrument of the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)

     

    During the course of 2018, NWO will implement a simplified set of funding instruments in all domains. From 1 August 2018 onwards, researchers will be able to submit proposals for the first calls that have been published according to this new model. Within the open competition there will be a single domain-wide instrument for curiosity-driven fundamental research: open competition aimed at large and small projects. With this new system, the NWO executive board intends to create greater clarity in the research funding.

    The text for the call for proposals and the application form for this new funding instrument will become available during the course of 2018 via the NWO website.

  • VCLA International Student Awards in memory of Helmut Veith

    Deadline: Sunday 25 March 2018

    The Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), calls for the nomination of authors of outstanding theses and scientific works in the field of Logic and Computer Science, in the following two categories:
    · Outstanding Master Thesis Award
    · Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award (Bachelor thesis or equivalent, 1st cycle of the Bologna process)

    The main areas of interest are: Computational Logic, Databases and Artificial Intelligence, and Verification. The degree must have been awarded between November 15th 2015 and December 31st 2017.

    The award is dedicated to the memory of Helmut Veith, the brilliant computer scientist who tragically passed away in March 2016, and aims to carry on his commitment to promoting young talent and promising researchers in these areas.

    For more information, see http://logic-cs.at/award-call-2018/ or contact .
  • E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize, 2018

    Deadline: Monday 23 April 2018

    Since 2002, FoLLI (the Association for Logic, Language, and Information) has awarded the E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding dissertations in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information. We invite submissions for the best dissertation which resulted in a Ph.D. degree awarded in 2017.

    For more information, see http://www.folli.info/?page_id=251 or contact Ian Pratt-Hartmann at .
  • ERC Proof of Concept Grant

    Deadline: Wednesday 18 April 2018
    Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. Proof of Concept Grants are therefore on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research.
  • Open call for COST Actions proposals

    Deadline: Friday 20 April 2018

    COST Actions are bottom-up science and technology networks, open to researchers and stakeholders with a duration of four years. They are active through a range of networking tools, such as workshops,
    conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions (STSMs), and dissemination activities. COST does not fund research itself.

    Proposals are invited for COST Actions contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. Multi- and interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

    For more information, see http://www.cost.eu/participate/open_call.
  • NWO Rubicon

    Deadline: Thursday 29 March 2018

    Rubicon aims to encourage talented researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes run by KNAW and NWO to dedicate themselves to a career in postdoctoral research. To this purpose, Rubicon offers talented researchers who have completed their doctorates in the past year the chance to gain experience at a top research institution outside the Netherlands, as international research experience is likely to be an advantage at a later stage in the applicant's academic career.

    For more information, see https://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/rubicon/index.html or contact Dhr. drs. J.S. Voskuilen at .
  • Internationalisation in the Humanities

    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    The Internationalisation in the Humanities grant is intended to facilitate collaboration between Dutch and foreign humanities research groups. Furthermore, NWO wants to foster the formation of international networks in the humanities and encourage funding proposals from the humanities to international agencies.

    The grant encourages international collaboration between Humanities research groups, research schools, research institutes and/or departments. The collaboration must be related to a single coherent research project. The research activities have to fit within a programme for structural collaboration with two or more foreign institutions or research groups. The maximum duration of a project is three years.

  • TWCF independent research fellowships in the power of information

    Deadline: Friday 27 April 2018

    The Templeton World Charity Foundation is currently seeking exceptional applicants for the Templeton Independent Research Fellowships in the Power of Information. Each Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $110,000 per year for up to three years, tenable at any recognized university or research institution in the world. Fellows will enjoy the freedom to pursue independent research that contributes to the overall goal of our Power of Information Initiative, at an institution of the fellow’s choosing. Leading labs at top universities in nine countries—such as MIT and Oxford—have already expressed interest in hosting successful applicants.

  • Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2018

    Deadline: Wednesday 4 April 2018

    The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. Nominations are now invited for the 2018 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the CSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2016 and 31.12.2017 are eligible for nomination for the award. The 2018 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 4-7 September 2018, in Birmingham (UK).

    For more information, see http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html or contact Thomas Schwentick at .
  • UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund (extended deadline)

    Deadline: Saturday 30 June 2018

    The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the funding scheme 'Cutting Edge Research Fund' that fosters international collaboration aimed at innovative, cutting edge research. The Fund was made available by the Sustainable Humanities Programme (Duurzame Geesteswetenschappen). The fund is intended to support research staff in initiating or further developing international networking activities, with the aim of increasing research collaborations with foreign partners that can lead to International funding by a consortium.

    The deadline for submitting applications for the UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund has been extended. Applications are invited for two types of grants: 1. Network Grants and 2. Research Fellowships.  Applications can be submitted continuously until no later than 30 June 2018.

  • Call for Nominations: IACAP Covey Award for innovative research in computing and philosophy

    Deadline: Friday 9 February 2018

    The Executive Board of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy seeks nominations for the Covey Award to be presented at IACAP 2018, Staszic Palace, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

    The Covey Award recognizes senior scholars with a substantial record of innovative research in the field of computing and philosophy broadly conceived.

    Covey Award candidates may be proposed either by their home institution or by fellow scholars of computing and philosophy who are well-versed in the candidate's work.

    To nominate, please send names and website URLs (or CVs) to: Steve McKinlay <> by 9 February 2018.

    For more information, see http://www.iacap.org/awards/.
  • Call for Nominations: 2018 Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic & Computation

    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    An annual award, called the Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation, was established in 2015.The award is for an outstanding contribution represented by a paper or by a small group of papers published within the past 25 years. This time span allows the lasting impact and depth of the contribution to have been established. The award can be given to an individual, or to a group of individuals who have collaborated on the research.

    Nominations for the 2018 award are now being solicited. The contribution must have appeared in a paper or papers published within the past 25 years. Thus, for the 2018 award, the cut-off date is January 1, 1993. In addition, the contribution must not yet have received recognition via a major award, such as the Turing Award, the Kanellakis Award, or the Gödel Prize. While the contribution can consist of conference or journal papers, journal papers will be given a preference. Self- nominations are excluded. The 2018 award will be presented at ICALP 2018, the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming.

  • UvA385 Grants for PhD candidates

    Deadline: Monday 2 April 2018

    In honour of its 385th anniversary, the UvA introduced special UvA385 grants at the beginning of 2017. These grants enable UvA PhD candidates to gain relevant international experience for their research. The grants will be awarded in two rounds: the first grants were awarded in June 2017, and the application period for the second round of grants will begin in early 2018.

  • High Performance Computing and Networking grant

    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    High Performance Computing and Networking (HPCN) facilities are ICT infrastructure components designed to facilitate research and education and raise them to a higher level. The Faculty of Science administers a HPCN Fund designed to provide the UvA with HPCN facilities and the research community with broad access to relevant expertise.

    The aim of the fund is to make a positive contribution to the UvA's e-Science infrastructure and to make it available to as many members of the university's academic staff as possible. Another objective is to increase the incoming volume of revenue for e-Science research from indirect government and contract research funding. You are invited to submit proposals based on the call outlined below.

  • NWO STW Demonstrator 2018

    Deadline: Tuesday 27 February 2018
    The Demonstrator programme intends to facilitate and stimulate de application of research results of organisations including Dutch universities
    For more information, see http://www.stw.nl/en/node/8630 or contact Monique Wiegel at .
  • NWO Vici

    Deadline: Tuesday 27 March 2018
    Vici is a funding instrument from the Talent Scheme. It gives senior researchers the opportunity to build up their own research group, often in anticipation of a tenured professorship. The research group must become structurally embedded in the research institution.
  • Research Innovation and Sustainability Fund

    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers a new funding scheme that aims to support staff in their career development within the faculty and to expand their opportunities to conduct research.

    The Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund enables employees to 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 the track record significantly and qualify for a successful grant application in the near future.

    For more information, see http://aihr.uva.nl/content/news/2017/12/ris-fund.html or contact Brigit van der Pas at .
  • NWO TOP-grants for curiosity-driven research in astronomy, computer science and mathematics

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 May 2018

    The TOP-Grants for curiosity-driven research for astronomy, computer science and mathematics are divided into two modules. Module 1 is a grant for senior researchers with a proven track record of significant research results in the last ten years. Module 2 is a grant for junior researchers at the beginning of their scientific career.

    This competition is set up for proposals for innovative or high-risk scientific research that addresses questions of high quality and urgency. Applications should have evident importance for astronomy, computer science and/or mathematics.

  • ABC Project Grant

    Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018

    In 2018 Amsterdam, Brain & Cognition (ABC) introduces an additional ABC Project Grant aiming to stimulate more interdisciplinary research cooperation between humanities and other sciences. Next to the two existing project grants, an additional (third) project will be awarded that consists of collaboration with the Faculty of Humanities.

  • NWO Veni

    Deadline: Wednesday 10 January 2018

    Veni is part of the Incentives Scheme. It allows researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.

Open Positions at ILLC

  • PhD candidate in Quantum Cryptanalysis

    Deadline: Sunday 15 July 2018

    The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD candidate in the area of post-quantum cryptography.

    The aim of the PhD project is to carry out quantum cryptanalysis of the most promising schemes in the NIST competition for post-quantum cryptography. The objective ranges from identifying potential vulnerabilities in the design to possibly discovering complete breaks, but also considers the question of finding the right choice of parameters for schemes that (seem to) withstand quantum attacks.

  • PhD position in Quantum Computing

    Deadline: Saturday 30 June 2018

    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is looking for a PhD candidate to participate in QuSoft. As well as being an UvA employee, you will become a member of the QuSoft Centre. The PhD position is part of an ongoing research project on quantum algorithms for symmetric problems, under the supervision of Dr Maris Ozols. The goal of this project is to study quantum algorithms for problems with quantum input and quantum output under certain symmetry constraints, such as covariance. This will require the use of techniques from quantum algorithms (such as quantum Fourier transform and quantum circuit design) as well as from representation theory (such as Schur-Weyl duality and representations of the unitary and symmetric groups). As a potential application we will also investigate the use of these algorithms for quantum cryptography, such as for performing computation on hidden data or for encoding quantum software in quantum states.

  • Postdoctoral researcher in logic

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 May 2018

    The ILLC is looking to fill one postdoc position in Logic within the project EXPRESS: From the Expression of Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist Semantics. This is a five-year project funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and led by Dr Luca Incurvati (Principal Investigator). The project aims to develop a novel theory and logic of the way disagreement is expressed in dialogue. This theory will then be used to establish a novel approach to natural language semantics, inferential expressivism.

  • Assistant professor in Computational Linguistics (Universitair Docent)

    Deadline: Sunday 29 April 2018

    We are looking for an excellent researcher with proven expertise in Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing to join our team. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and experience in developing and applying deep neural networks and Bayesian inference to NLP tasks including machine translation, and syntactic and semantic parsing. Experience with and willingness to interact with research in information theory, cryptography, game theory, formal semantics, and/or cognitive science would be a plus.

  • Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Linguistics and Dialogue Modelling at ILLC

    Deadline: Friday 1 June 2018

    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a one-year research position at the postdoc level in the Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernández. The mission of the group is to understand dialogical interaction by developing empirically-motivated formal and computational models that can be applied to various dialogue processing tasks and to human-machine interaction.

    This position is part of a larger project on Asymmetry in Conversation, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the VIDI scheme. The exact research topic to be pursued by the successful applicant is flexible, but it must fit the general research agenda of the group, which is centred around computational semantics and pragmatics, in particular in interactive linguistic settings, including dialogue systems. The group has a wide international network of collaborators, both in academia and in industry research labs.

  • PhD position in Computational Social Choice

    Deadline: Monday 23 April 2018

    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a PhD position in the Computational Social Choice Group led by Ulle Endriss.

    The position is part of a larger research project, the Customisable Collective Choice (C3) Project, which will eventually employ two PhD candidates and one postdoctoral researcher. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the TOP1 scheme.

    The aim of the C3 project is to develop the scientific foundations required to build tools that can help people to better understand the methods they use to make decisions together and to support them in designing decision making methods that are customised to their specific needs.

  • MacGillavry Fellowship, Tenure Track position for women in Logic and Computation

    Deadline: Monday 19 March 2018
    ILLC participates in the recruitment programmeat the Faculty of Science for top level female talent. This programme is named after the ground breaking crystallographer Carolina MacGillavry, an alumna of the University of Amsterdam. The MacGillavry Fellowships at the Faculty of Science are offered to women who excel in their discipline, who possess leadership potential and aspire to a career as a professor at the University of Amsterdam.
  • PhD candidate in Philosophy of Language and Semantics

    Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018

    The ILLC is looking to fill one PhD position in Philosophy of Language and Semantics within the project EXPRESS: From the Expression of Disagreement to New Foundations for Expressivist Semantics. This is a five-year project funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and led by Dr Luca Incurvati (Principal Investigator). The project aims to develop a novel theory and logic of the way disagreement is expressed in dialogue. This theory will then be used to establish a novel approach to natural language semantics, inferential expressivism.

Open Positions, General

  • PhD student position in Multi-Agent Decision Making, Groningen (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Monday 25 June 2018

    There is a 4-year PhD position available at University of Groningen on the topic of Multi-Agent Decision Making. Candidates should have a Master's degree in computer science, artificial intelligence, logic, or related fields, and a keen interest in interdisciplinary research.

    Context of the position: In human groups (e.g., juries, committees, assemblies), voting is typically supported by a pre-vote deliberative phase that 'pre-processes' individual opinions before they are expressed as ballots for a voting rule. While the application of voting in AI is by now widely established, deliberation is yet to be systematically understood in its mathematical and computational aspects. The high-level goal of the project is to lay the theoretical groundwork for modelling, analysing and designing how opinions are exchanged and evolve, within a group of autonomous decision-makers, toward a collective decision.

  • Eight PhD grants in philosophy (including logic), Milan (Italy)

    Location: Milan, Italy
    Deadline: Thursday 14 June 2018

    At the University of Milan, the Department of Philosophy has announced 8 PhD grants in various areas, including logic.

  • PhD student position in computational (psycho)linguistics, Stuttgart (Germany)

    Deadline: Thursday 14 June 2018

    The Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS) at University of Stuttgart) has a opening for a PhD student in the context of a new project on argumentation modeling, headed by Sebastian Pado and Roman Klinger in close association with Kai Sassenberg from Leibniz Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), Tübingen. The successful candidate will investigate the interplay between argumentative structure and emotional content in deliberative discourse using methods from data mining and predictive modeling. Part of the goal is to develop methods that automatically change the emotional connotation of statements and arguments and to analyze how this changes perception.

    The candidate should have a Master's degree in computer science, computational linguistics or similar with substantial knowledge of natural language processing including neural network modeling and strong programming and software engineering skills. They require excellent communication skills, a good knowledge of German, and interest in interdisciplinary work. Prior experience with argumentation analysis, emotion analysis, or computational psycholinguistics will be considered a plus.

  • PhD position in Multi-Agent Decision Making, University of Groningen (the Netherlands)

    Deadline: Sunday 24 June 2018

    Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD position at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, Bernoulli Institute, University of Groningen.

    The topic of the position is multi-agent decision making, with focus on the modeling, design and analysis of processes such as deliberation, opinion formation, judgment aggregation.

    Supervisors for this project will be Prof. Dr. Davide Grossi and Prof. Dr. Rineke Verbrugge.

  • Postdoc position in Logic at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

    Deadline: Friday 22 June 2018

    The postdoc is embedded in the research project “Optimal Proofs” funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research led by Dr. Rosalie Iemhoff, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University. The project in mathematical and philosophical logic is concerned with formalization in general and proof systems as a form of formalization in particular. Its mathematical aim is to develop methods to describe the possible proof systems of a given logic and establish, given various criteria of optimality, what the optimal proof systems of the logic are. Its philosophical aim is to develop general criteria for faithful formalization in logic (also taking into account domains where formalization in logic is less common) and to thereby distinguish good formalizations from bad ones. The postdoc is expected to contribute primarily to the mathematical part of the project.

    We are looking for a talented and dedicated researcher with a PhD in logic, preferably in mathematical or philosophical logic, with excellent track record and research skills relative to experience, excellent academic writing and presentation skills, and publications in high-level journals or books.

  • PhD position in Logic at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

    Deadline: Friday 22 June 2018

    The PhD position is embedded in the research project “Optimal Proofs” funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research led by Dr. Rosalie Iemhoff, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University. The project in mathematical and philosophical logic is concerned with formalization in general and proof systems as a form of formalization in particular. Its mathematical aim is to develop methods to describe the possible proof systems of a given logic and establish, given various criteria of optimality, what the optimal proof systems of the logic are. Its philosophical aim is to develop general criteria for faithful formalization in logic (also taking into account domains where formalization in logic is less common) and to thereby distinguish good formalizations from bad ones. The PhD student is expected to contribute primarily to the mathematical part of the project.

    We are looking for a talented and dedicated student with a master's degree or equivalent degree in mathematics, computer science, or philosophy, specializing in logic or a related area.

  • Assistant Professorship and Lectureship in Computational Linguistics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Monday 4 June 2018

    The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication of Utrecht University is looking for an Assistant Professor (1 FTE, tenure-track) and a Lecturer in Computational Linguistics ((0.7 FTE). The positions starts August 1, 2018 and will be in the Linguistics section of the Department.The successful candidates will be affiliated as researcher with the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics UiL OTS, with most of the teaching done as part of the Artificial Intelligence programme (AI). We are looking for candidates working in the field of Computational Linguistics, especially for candidates who specialize in models connecting statistical NLP with formal language theories of syntax and semantics.

    For more information, see https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs or contact Prof. Yoad Winter at .
  • PhD student position in formal semantics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Sunday 17 June 2018

    The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS) invites applications for a PhD position in the area of formal semantics. This project will develop a theory of spatial and reciprocal expressions across languages. Starting from current theories of spatial meanings and reciprocal expressions, the project will extensively compare meanings of these expressions in different languages. These data will be employed for developing a new formal semantic theory of spatial and reciprocal expressions across languages. The project will be supervised by Dr. Joost Zwarts and Prof. Yoad Winter, in collaboration with Dr. Eva Poortman (UiL OTS) and Prof. James Hampton (Psychology, City, University of London). Work at the UiL OTS will be part of the ROCKY project, financed by an ERC Advanced grant to Prof. Yoad Winter.

  • (Tenured) Assistant professorship in computer science, Warwick (England)

    Deadline: Monday 11 June 2018

    Enthusiastic individuals are sought to make a major contribution to the activities of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick in teaching and research. You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline. You will have an outstanding academic record, with indicators such as publications in top-tier conferences and journals, significant software artefact design and implementation, and academic awards. You will have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate education.

    Start date: 1 January 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

  • Assistant Professor in Theoretical Philosophy, Utrecht University

    Deadline: Wednesday 16 May 2018

    he Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University is looking for an Assistant Professor in the field of Theoretical Philosophy, with a research focus on philosophical logic or formal epistemology and a broad teaching competence in Theoretical Philosophy. This position includes both teaching (70%) and research in this field (30%). The position is part of the group for Theoretical Philosophy within the Department. Together with Linguistics, Experimental Psychology and Information and Computer Sciences the group is responsible for teaching in Artificial Intelligence. Together with the group for History of Philosophy and the Ethics Institute, this group is responsible for the Department’s research and teaching in Philosophy.

    The group for Theoretical Philosophy has research foci in foundations of mathematics, mathematical logic, logic for AI, philosophy of AI, metaphilosophy, philosophy of science, metaphysics, philosophy of mind and in philosophy of language.

  • Two PhD positions in Algorithmic Game Theory and Machine Learning, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

    Deadline: Saturday 23 June 2018

    Applications are invited for two PhD positions in Computer Science  at the Computation and Economics Research Group at the University of Zurich. The focus of the two new positions will be on the intersection of machine learning, market design, and algorithmic game theory.

    For more information, see http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/en/ce/jobs.html.
  • Postdoc position "Social Evaluation of Concepts", Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)

    Deadline: Thursday 17 May 2018

    Applications are invited for a postdoc position at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in a project on Social Evaluation of Concepts.

  • Visiting Fellowship (2-3m) in History of Maths, St Andrews (Scotland)

    Deadline: Friday 15 June 2018

    The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews invites applications to its new Non-Stipendiary Visiting Fellowship scheme for the academic year 2018-19. The fellowship is open to all interested researchers, whether or not affiliated to a university. Junior and senior applicants are equally welcome, though applicants must hold a PhD.

    The Fellowship will be for a period of two to three months, at least two of which should be during the St Andrews teaching semester. The Fellow will be expected to collaborate with staff from Mathematics and Statistics on at least one research output, and to contribute to MacTutor. In addition, the Fellow should be willing to deliver one or more seminars to our staff, the student mathematical society, or the general public.

  • Seven PhD student scholarships in humanities & sciences, Paris (France)

    Deadline: Sunday 10 June 2018

    The Doctoral School 540 (Humanities and Sciences) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure offers 7 doctoral scholarships, to start in Autumn 2018. These scholarships are designed to support Doctoral Candidates who wish to pursue research in one of several research units, amongst others the Laboratoire Lattice (Linguistics, Automatic Languages Processing) and the Institut Jean Nicod (Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Linguistics).

  • Teaching position on philosophical perspectives on computers, Halifax NS (Canada)

    Deadline: Tuesday 22 May 2018

    The Department of Philosophy and Department of History at Dalhousie University invite applications for a 3 year 100% full time limited term position at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. This position is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach in one of these two departments. In addition to other teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will teach two required, introductory, half-year Writing Courses in the undergraduate Computer Science program on social, historical and philosophical perspectives on computers.

  • Postdoctoral position on Relevance (3y), Hamburg (Germany)

    Deadline: Monday 21 May 2018

    The University of Hamburg will have a position open for a research associate (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in) in the DFG-funded Emmy Noether Project "Relevance" (PI: Stephan Kraemer). The position is for a fixed term of three years. The position involves no teaching obligations.

    The successful applicant will conduct independent research on the topics of the project, participate in regular research events and take on administrative duties such as the organization of workshops and conferences. Applicants are expected to have obtained a doctorate by the time they take up their position.

  • PhD student position in logic & verification, London (England)

    Deadline: Sunday 27 May 2018

    A PhD studentship in the area of logic and verification is available at UCL's PPLV group. The studentship is aligned with the IRIS project and will be supervised by Professor David Pym and Dr. James Brotherston. The area of the studentship is in logic and its application to program and systems verification, with a particular interest in the development and application of logical tools based on bunched logic, separation logic, and concurrent separation logic (and related ideas) and their use to reason about the correctness of interfaces between programs, systems, and organizations. The project may range from theoretical work in logic (semantics and proof theory) through the theory of system modelling tools to the design and implementation of modelling and verification tools.

    Candidates should normally have or be about to complete a Master's level qualification in mathematics or computer science, with a strong component in logic or theoretical computer science.

  • PhD student position in the history and philosophy of programming, Lille (France)

    Deadline: Wednesday 20 June 2018

    The project PROGRAMme aims at a historical and philosophical study of computer programs. The aim is to develop a coherent, pluralistic understanding of the notion of 'program' and of its implications to theory and practice based on the physical, formal and socio-technical  modalities.

    The PhD student is expected to develop a PhD project which will contribute to a more coherent and pluralistic understanding of (computer) programs. Different approaches will be allowed and it depends on the skills, interests and background of the PhD candidate which approach will be used. Candidates are required to have completed their Master degree in either history and/or philosophy of science and technology. Alternatively, a degree in the area of computing (e.g. computer science) is allowed, provided there is proven interest towards history and/or philosophy of computing.

  • PhD student position on quantitative & qualitative analysis of multi-player games, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Sunday 20 May 2018

    One PhD position is announced at the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University, on a project 'Combining quantitative and qualitative analysis of multi-player games', funded by the Mathematics of AI program within the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP).. The main objectives of the project are to develop and apply mathematical methods for analysing dynamic multi-stage games modelled by concurrent game models with payoffs and guards. This doctoral study project will be supervised by Prof. Valentin Goranko and co-supervised by Prof. Erik Palmgren.

  • PhD studentship in Automated Verification through Coalgebras, Southampton (UK)

    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    Qualification type: PhD
    Location: Southampton
    Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
    Funding amount: The funding covers EU/UK fees and stipend in line with EPSRC rates
    Hours: Full Time
    Start date: October 2018

    Project Description:
    As part of this project, you will work on developing new foundations for quantitative verification, grounded in the theory of coalgebras.

    For more information, see here or contact Dr Corina Cirstea at .
  • PhD position in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Tuesday 15 May 2018

    The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a PhD position in CS focusing on algorithms for solving the Boolean satisfiability problem (SAT) very efficiently for large classes of instances, and on analyzing and understanding such algorithms.

    This is a position within the Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program WASP, Sweden's largest ever individual research program. The PhD student will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom, which currently consists of 4 postdoctoral researchers and 4 PhD students in addition to the PI. There are also several other professors, postdocs, and PhD students in the TCS Group working on other aspects of algorithms and computational complexity, and so this is an excellent opportunity to explore new connections between theoretical and practical areas of computer science within a vibrant and growing research environment.

    This is a four-year full-time employed position, but PhD positions usually (though not necessarily) include 20% teaching, in which case they are prolonged for one more year. The successful candidate is expected to start at the latest in August-September 2018, although this is to some extent negotiable.

    For more information, see http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/J-2018-0940-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at .
  • Three PhD student positions in Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Monday 21 May 2018

    The Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence department at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) is looking for three enthusiastic colleagues for PhD positions on the project VIBE (Virtual Humans in the Brabant Economy). This project aims to develop embodied conversational agents in virtual reality that look and behave like humans both verbally and non-verbally and can be deployed in hospital settings. Together with 13 partners, including Tilburg University, universities of applied sciences, several technology firms, the Netherlands Aerospace Center, and three hospitals, we will build these agents for virtual, mixed and augmented reality environments, train these agents using sensing technologies and data science techniques, and deploy and test the agents in three hospitals that partner in this project.

    The successful PhD candidate holds a (research) master in a relevant area and is expected to have an academic mindset with an entrepreneurial interest, and is supposed to be enthusiastic, creative, and solution-driven. The candidate is comfortable with working in a multidisciplinary research team, has an excellent command of English and good professional communication skills. Specifically, the candidate has a strong background in areas such as cognitive science, computer science, data science, engineering, computational linguistics and virtual, mixed or augmented reality.

    For more information, see https://tiu.nu/13341.
  • PhD student position on Kant's theoretical philosophy, Barcelona (Spain)

    Deadline: Monday 14 May 2018

    The Department of Philosophy at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is accepting applications to appoint a PhD in Philosophy for a fixed-term period of 36 months starting 1 September 2018. The position is to support the research project PROTEUS - Paradoxes and Metaphors of Time in Early Universe(s), which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Silvia De Bianchi.

    The successful candidate is expected to work on Kant's theoretical philosophy, in particular on the Antinomy of Pure Reason and the theory of measurement exposed in the Critique of Judgment in connection with Kant's cosmology and within the wider context of the history of 18th century cosmology.

    For more information, see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/296205 or contact Dr Silvia De Bianchi at .
  • Four visiting fellowships in philosophy (incl. logic), Milan (Italy)

    Deadline: Monday 21 May 2018

    The Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti”, Università degli Studi Milano, invites applications for 2 Senior Visiting Fellows and 2 Junior Visiting Fellows.

    Senior scholars are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the "Pietro Martinetti" Philosophy Department of the Università  degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2018 and 20 June 2019. Senior Fellows are expected to work on their own research project and to participate in the life of the Department by offering 16 hours of teaching (e.g. a cycle of seminars and/or a PhD course), attending and giving talks, contributing to discussion groups, and interacting with students of the MA and PhD programmes.

    Junior researchers (no more than 7 years after the PhD) are invited to spend 4 to 5 weeks at the "Pietro Martinetti" Philosophy Department of the Università  degli Studi di Milano. The visits must be scheduled between 15 September 2018 and 15 June 2019. Junior Fellows are expected to participate in the departmental activities, to develop a research project with professors and researchers of the Department and prepare at least two talks on their research.

  • PhD student position in concurrency theory, Groningen (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Monday 14 May 2018

    We welcome applications for a four-year PhD position at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). The position is offered in the context of the project "Advanced Structures for Correct Communicating Software (ACCESS)", funded by the NWO. The goal of ACCESS is to deliver a rigorous, comprehensive description of how distinct behavioral type systems for concurrency relate to each other.

    The successful candidate will have an MSc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Logic, a good knowledge of formal techniques for the specification of language semantics, and excellent communication skills in English. Candidates with experience in one or more of the following are particularly encouraged to apply: concurrency theory and process calculi, type systems, and/or the Curry-Howard correspondence for concurrency ("propositions as sessions").

    For more information, see here or contact .
  • Research Associate positions in programming principles, logic, and verification, London (England)

    Deadline: Friday 4 May 2018

    The PPLV group conducts world-leading research in logical and algebraic methods and their applications to program and systems modelling and verification. The Interface Reasoning for Interacting Systems (IRIS) project, led by Prof. David Pym, uses logical and algebraic methods to understand the compositional structure of systems and their communications, seeking to develop analyses at all scales, from code through distributed systems to organizational structure, generically and uniformly.

    The PPLV group has two positions available at UCL Grade 7. Applicants must hold, or be about to receive, a PhD in logic, theoretical computer science, or a closely related area. An interest in systems modelling and verification, together with underlying logical and mathematical theory, is essential. Advanced programming skills and knowledge of, or some interest in, distributed systems and/or information and systems security are highly desirable. The successful candidate will conduct conceptual, mathematical, and computational research, which be foundational and/or applicable, in these topics. The funding for this vacancy is for 3 years in the first instance. UCL vacancy reference: 1719249.

    For more information, see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/working-ucl/jobs-ucl or contact Prof. David Pym at .
  • Postdoc in Computational Social Choice / Algorithmic Game Theory, TU Berlin (Germany)

    Deadline: Friday 18 May 2018

    The postdoc position is for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Postdocs are free to pursue their own research within the scope of the group, the main research themes of which are computational social choice and algorithmic game theory. There is sufficient travel money available to support conference and workshop attendance. The position comes with a moderate teaching load.

    The main research themes of the group are com­pu­ta­tional social choice and algorithmic game the­ory. There­fore, applic­ants must have a strong back­ground in dis­crete math­em­at­ics and the­or­et­ical com­puter sci­ence, and research exper­i­ence in algorithmic eco­nom­ics. A pro­found know­ledge of Eng­lish is required.

    For more information, see http://www.algo.tu-berlin.de/menue/open_positions/ or contact Prof. Dr. Markus Brill at .
  • PhD student position in formal methods, Konstanz (Germany)

    Deadline: Saturday 14 April 2018

    The Chair for Software and Systems Engineering of the University of Konstanz has the opening of a full-time PhD Student / Research Associate position available starting July 1, 2018. We are primarily looking for a PhD Student interested in working on formal methods for the design and verification of critical cyber-physical systems.

    We like to use logic-based methods in modeling, specification and analysis of these systems. The position may therefore be interesting of a logician with strong interests in logic-based methods in computer science. Affinity towards software and some programming experience, however, is a prerequisite.

  • Open Positions in Randomized Collective Choice, TU Munich (Germany)

    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    The Technical University of Munich (Germany) is looking for PhD students and post-docs working in a new project on randomized collective choice led by Prof. Felix Brandt. Randomized collective choice is gaining increasing attention in economics and computer science and has many applications in special domains of interest such as voting, matching, and allocation. The project aims at a better understanding of the axiomatic properties of randomized social choice functions using classical analytical tools from mathematics as well as computer-aided techniques including SAT solving, mixed integer programming, and computer simulations.

    Prospective candidates should have the ability to work rigorously on well-defined problems and be enthusiastic about being involved in a new and dynamic area of research. They will assist in teaching courses on Algorithmic Game Theory and/or Computational Social Choice.

    For more information, see here or at http://dss.in.tum.de/staff/brandt/2-uncategorised/187-open.html or contact Felix Brandt at .
  • PhD positions in Theoretical Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Sunday 22 April 2018

    The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for PhD positions in theoretical computer science.

    The PhD positions are in the area of computational complexity theory, focusing on questions at the intersection of approximation algorithms, subexponential algorithms, and proof complexity. The overarching goal is to understand fundamental properties of efficient computation by proving mathematical theorems about the power and limitations of different computational models.

    This research project is led by Johan Hastad, Per Austrin, and Jakob Nordstrom, and is financed by grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the European Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council.

    In addition to the PIs and the announced PhD positions, the research project will also involve 3-4 existing PhD students and 4-5 postdocs. Thus, this will be a unique opportunity to explore new connections between different subareas of complexity theory within a vibrant and growing research environment.

    For more information, see http://apc.eecs.kth.se/J-2018-0292-Eng.php or contact APC group at .
  • Postdoc positions in Theoretical Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Sunday 22 April 2018

    The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science.

    The postdoc positions are in the area of computational complexity theory. Current research in the group focuses mostly on approximation algorithms/hardness of approximation, subexponential algorithms, and proof complexity, but excellent researchers in neighbouring areas such as, e.g., communication complexity, circuit complexity, algebraic complexity, and harmonic analysis are also warmly welcome to apply.

    This research project is led by Johan Hastad, Per Austrin, and Jakob Nordstrom, and is financed by grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the European Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council. In addition to the PIs, the research project is planned to involve a total of 4-5 postdocs and 4-5 PhD students. Thus, this will be a unique opportunity to explore new connections between different subareas of complexity theory within a vibrant and growing research environment.

    These postdoc positions are full-time employed positions for one year with a possible(and expected) one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2018, although this is to some extent negotiable.

    For more information, see http://apc.eecs.kth.se/J-2018-0433-Eng.php or contact APC group at .
  • Postdoctoral fellowship (20m) in philosophy of mathematics, Nancy / Paris (France)

    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship of 20 months (October 1st 2018 to May 31st 2020) in the context of the French side of the ANR-DFG research program FORMALISM, FORMALISATION, INTUITION, AND UNDERSTANDING IN MATHEMATICS (FFIUM). The project investigates the interplay between informal mathematical theories and their formalization, and the different forms of mathematical understanding that are generated by the process of formalization, with particular attention to mathematical practice.

    The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the realization of the project and to reside in Nancy or Paris during the whole of their grant, by being affiliated to the Archives Henri-Poincaré or the Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences. We encourage applications from young scholars who have received their doctoral degree in the last 5 years with a specialisation in philosophy of mathematics and related areas, and with a proven potential to conduct and publish research at a level of international excellence.

  • PhD student scholarships in logic and related fields, Canberra (Australia)

    Deadline: Friday 20 April 2018

    The Logic and Computation Group at the Research School of Computer Science, The Australian National University has a number of PhD scholarship available for bright, enthusiastic doctoral students in logic and several related fields. The scholarships are open to individuals of any nationality. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the group's web pages and make direct contact with potential supervisors.

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship (2y) in philosophy of science, Notre Dame IN (U.S.A.)

    Deadline: Friday 20 April 2018

    The Philosophy Department and the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) will make one visiting appointment, to begin Fall Semester 2018. Rank: Assistant Professor, with an initial appointment for one year, which may be renewable for a second year. AOS: Philosophy of Science. AOC: Open, but candidates with teaching interests in the Philosophy of Technology and the Philosophy of Medicine are particularly encouraged to apply.

    The teaching load will be 2-2, at all levels, with opportunities to teach in the following programs: Philosophy Department, graduate HPS program, and undergraduate Science, Technology, and Values program. HPS is an interdisciplinary PhD program, which trains its students rigorously in Philosophy, History, or Theology. There would be normal non-teaching duties, including mentorship of graduate students.

    For more information, see https://philjobs.org/job/show/9894.
  • PhD position in Computational Social Choice, TU Berlin (Germany)

    Deadline: Friday 4 May 2018

    The PhD position is for 3 years with the possibility of extension. The successful applicant will work within the DFG funded Emmy Noether project "Foundations of Interactive Democracy". The project has sufficient travel money available to support conference and workshop attendance as well as research visits to other groups internationally. There are no teaching obligations.

    The main research themes of the group are computational social choice and algorithmic game theory. Therefore, applicants must have a strong background in discrete mathematics and algorithms. Research experience in (algorithmic) game theory and/or (computational) social choice is beneficial. A profound knowledge of English is required.

  • Innovation Space Manager EIT Digital Amsterdam (0.6-0.8 fte) at CWI, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

    Reporting to EIT Digital’s Netherlands Director, the Innovation Space Manager has overall responsibility for all activities, including administrative/financial aspects. S/he will be supporting all events and activities such as the Innovation and Education Call activities, Innovation and Accelerator Activities, and Education Activities in a collaborative manner with the EIT Digital Node in Eindhoven and in close alignment with colleagues across Europe.

    Main responsibilities include building a network in the AMA and taking the lead in developing the programme of activities in innovation, launching an Industrial Doctorates Programme in Digital Finance in co-operation with CWI and universities. The Manager will strengthen connections with CWI wherever relevant.

  • Assistant Professorship of Computer Science, Roskilde University (Denmark)

    Deadline: Monday 16 April 2018

    Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University, invites applications for a position as assistant professor of Computer Science from August 1st 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

    The successful candidate is expected to become affiliated with the research group Programming, Logic and Intelligent Systems.

    For more information, see http://bit.ly/asst-prof-cs or contact Anders Siig Andersen at .
  • Postdoctoral position in "A new dawn of intuitionism", Leeds (England)

    Deadline: Wednesday 4 April 2018

    The University of Leeds School of Mathematics is looking for a Research Fellow to join our project "A new dawn of intuitionism," which seeks to address contemporary foundational concerns from the intuitionistic point of view. The project's broad goals are to advance the proof theory of intuitionistic theories; to determine the proof-theoretic strength of some of the most expressive intuitionistic type and set theories; and to describe computational models of intuitionistic logic and theories.

     

  • Postdoc position in Duality in Formal Languages and Logic, Nice (France)

    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    The ERC Advanced project DuaLL (Duality in Formal Languages and Logic) invites applications for a postdoc position at the Laboratoire J. A. Dieudonné (Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Nice) to start in Fall 2018. The position is for 1 year, renewable for a second year.

    This is an interdisciplinary project primarily combining profinite tools from the algebraic theory of regular languages and Stone/Priestley duality for lattices with additional operations. Preference will be given to candidates with prior work in at least one of these two areas as well as familiarity with descriptive complexity. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of an Eilenberg-Reiterman theory beyond regular languages with the goal of obtaining new tools and separation results for Boolean circuit classes.

    For more information, see http://math.unice.fr/~mgehrke/DuaLL.htm or contact Mai Gehrke at .
  • Researcher positions (postdoc) in "Verification of Quantum Cryptography", Tartu (Estonia)

    Deadline: Saturday 31 March 2018

    We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

    The ideal candidate would have experience in: Semantics, Theorem proving, Verification of classical cryptography, Quantum cryptography, and Quantum computation / communication. Of course, expertise in all those areas is very rare, so candidates who are strong in some of those areas and are interested in the others are encouraged to apply!

  • PhD student position and postdoctoral position on "Time in Translation", Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Monday 2 April 2018

    The Utrecht-based 'Time in Translation' project is hiring a PhD (1,0 FTE, 4 years) and a Post-Doc (0,8 FTE, 3 years).

    'Time in Translation: a semantics of the Perfect' is funded by NWO, by way of a Vrije Competitie project awarded to Prof. dr. Henriëtte de Swart and dr. Bert Le Bruyn. The project aims to develop the meaning of the present perfect. We will collect data from 5 languages (Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish) in parallel corpora, and analyse perfect use in relation to other verbal tense forms both at the sentence and at the discourse level. Translation experiments will be used to check the space of variation in choosing one form over another.

    For more information, see http://time-in-translation.hum.uu.nl/.
  • Postdoctoral position in non-classical logic, Prague (Czech Republic)

    Deadline: Thursday 5 April 2018

    The Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ICS), Prague, Czech Republic, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to complement the team for the project 'Non-classical logical models of information dynamics'.

    Candidates with experience in non-classical logic (substructural, esp. relevant and fuzzy) or modal logic are encouraged to apply. A formal requirement of the grant scheme is that the postdoctoral researcher was not older than 35 by December 31, 2017.

    The position is full-time and it is available for a fixed term of two years. The starting date is flexible, but a start between June and August 2018 is expected. The position is without teaching duties, with a gross salary of 38 000 CZK (approximately 1 500 euro).

    For more information, see http://www.ustavinformatiky.cz/?id_jazyk=en&id_stranky=kariera or contact Dr. Igor Sedlar at .
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Artificial Intelligence, Groningen (the Netherlands)

    Deadline: Thursday 8 March 2018

    We offer two fellow positions in the field of:
    Artificial Intelligence, preferably in the area of ‘Multi Agent Systems’ or ‘Machine-learning for Robotics’. The fellow will teach in the BSc Artificial Intelligence and be embedded in the research institute for Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE).

  • Associate Senior Lectureship in Logic of Programs, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Tuesday 3 April 2018

    The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University is looking for an Associate Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Computer Science directed towards Logic of Programs. The subject of the position includes program verification, implementation of proof systems, and applications of proof theory in programming, functional programming, and semantics of programming languages.

  • Head of School position (School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Science), Edinburgh (Scotland)

    Deadline: Thursday 22 March 2018

    The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Head of School with outstanding leadership skills, an academic background in one of our cognate disciplines, and the confidence and vision to lead the School of PPLS and inspire our large and diverse academic community.

  • Open Faculty Position (in CS, including Quantum) at Portland State University (U.S.A.)

    The Computer Science Department at Portland State University (PSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level, to begin Fall 2018.  Specific areas of computer science under consideration are: machine learning; data mining; data intensive systems; or more generally data science.

    For more information, see https://www.pdx.edu/computer-science/open-faculty-position or contact Fang Song at .
  • PhD student positions in modal logic for granularity and spatial knowledge representation, Leeds (England)

    Deadline: Friday 30 March 2018

    The School of Computing at University of Leeds is offering up to six PhD scholarships in a variety of topics including 'A Modal Logic for Granularity' and 'Spatial Knowledge Representation in the Digital Humanities'.The studentships are open to candidates of any nationality.

     Note that funding will be awarded on a competitive basis and only up to six scholarships will be funded in topics in the list available on the webpage.

  • Associate Professorships in Computer Science,Tbilisi (Georgia)

    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Faculty of Computer Technologies and Engineering of The International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Georgia, invites applications for multiple faculty positions at the rank of an associate professor in the area of computer science. We are looking for candidates from all areas of computer science.

    Interested candidates should send the following documents: Motivation letter, Curriculum vitae, and List of publications.

    For more information, see https://www.ibsu.edu.ge/en/ or contact .
  • Postdoctoral fellowships in history and philosophy of science & ideas, Tel Aviv (Israel)

    Deadline: Friday 23 March 2018

    The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, offers one or two Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the academic year 2018-19. The recipient(s) will spend the academic year at the institute pursuing their own research project while interacting with faculty and students.

    Fellowship award will be based on consideration of scholarly distinction and academic promise within the area of history and philosophy of science broadly construed. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant academic field, which has been awarded from a recognized university after October 2013.

  • Assistant Professorship in algebra and mathematical logic, Prague (Czech Republic)

    Deadline: Thursday 15 March 2018

    Department of Algebra, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague, invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of an assistant professor in the areas of algebra and mathematical logic. The expected starting date is October 1, 2018 and it is negotiable.

    We look for candidates that would complement and/or strengthen the current main research areas in the department (in particular, applications of algebra and logic in computational complexity, and representation theory). However, strong candidates in all areas of algebra and mathematical logic will be considered.

    For more information, see https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/11638 or contact Jiri Tuma at .
  • PhD position in Computational Linguistics, Utrecht University, Netherlands

    Deadline: Thursday 15 March 2018

    The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS) invites applications for a PhD position in computational semantics in the research program ‘Forests and Trees: the Formal Semantics of Collective Categorization’, led by Prof. Dr. Yoad Winter. The project aims to investigate the mechanisms underlying our linguistic ability to conceptualize collections, as exemplified by the sentence “the Rockies are near” which categorizes a collection of mountains by estimating distance from the nearest mountain in the Rockies. Collective categorization forms an important probe into the connections between grammar and the mind, and is crucial for artificial intelligence. This opening concerns a PhD position in the computational work package within the above interdisciplinary project, to be carried out with the collaboration of Dr. Tejaswini Deoskar (ILLC/UvA and UU) and Dr. Joost Zwarts (UU).

    The project makes use of large language corpora and modern machine learning methods in order to analyse spatially-based concepts expressed in language (“the Rockies are far”, “the books are inside the box”, “the soldiers are surrounded”). The project’s methodology involves an interaction between data-driven machine learning and semantic parsing, as well as principles in formal semantics for analysing spatially-based collective categorization. The project offers collaboration with a broader team of NLP researchers (Khalil Sima’an, Jelle Zuidema, James Hampton).

  • PhD Position in AI and Computational Soical Choice, Paris-Dauphine University (France)

    Deadline: Sunday 1 April 2018

    Applications are invited for a full-time three-year PhD position in Computer Science at LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine on the topic of eliciation and explanation for voting rules. The theme of this call is around the development of procedures to help a committee (or a society) choose a suitable voting rule. The successful student will be hosted at LAMSADE and will be supervised by Remzi Sanver and Olivier Cailloux.

  • Sixteen PhD student positions in Logical Methods in Computer Sciences, Vienna, Graz, & Linz (Austria)

    TU Wien, TU Graz, and JKU Linz are seeking exceptionally talented and motivated students for their joint doctoral program on Logical Methods in Computer Science (LogiCS).  LogiCS has been established in 2014 and currently includes 44 students. It focuses on logic and its applications in computer science. Successful applicants will work on interdisciplinary research topics covering (i) computational logic, (ii) databases and artificial intelligence,  (iii) computer-aided verification, and (iv) emerging application domains, such as cyber-physical systems, distributed systems, and security & privacy.

    We are looking for 16 doctoral students, where 30% of the positions are reserved for highly qualified female candidates. The doctoral positions are funded for a period of 4 years according to the funding scheme of the Austrian Science Fund. Additional positions will be available through other funding.

    The positions will be filled on continuous basis till October 2018. The evaluation of applications will start on 1st of March, 2018.

    For more information, see http://logic-cs.at/phd/ or contact .
  • Postdoctoral fellowship on "Nonstandard methods for Ramsey theory", Vienna (Austria)

    Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018

    Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in the FWF Project "Nonstandard methods for Ramsey theory" led by PhD Lorenzo Luperi Baglini.

    The PostDoc will work in this project for 18 months, starting no later than June 1st 2018, and is expected to work in strict contact with the project leader on themes relevant for the project. Moreover, he/she will be expected to develop independent research in Ramsey theory, in particular concerning problems related with the partition regularity of polynomials and algebraical configurations. There are no teaching duties.

  • Two PhD student fellowships at MCMP, Munich (Germany)

    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for *two 3-year doctoral fellowships* starting on October 1, 2018. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, or decision theory.

  • PhD student position in human-centric information systems design, Innsbruck (Austria)

    Deadline: Saturday 17 February 2018

    We are offering a 3 year funded PhD position in information systems (research areas: human-centric information systems design and development, cognitive heuristics and biases, online communication and collaborative systems, business process management, conceptual modeling) at the University of Innsbruck. Starting date: as soon as possible.

  • Professorship in Mathematical Logic, Vienna (Austria)

    Deadline: Sunday 15 April 2018

    A position is available for a Full Professor of Mathematical Logic at the Kurt Gödel Research Center of the University of Vienna, Austria. Applications from all areas of logic are welcome. For further information please contact Ben Miller <> or Sy-David Friedman <> of the Gödel Center. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.

    For more information, contact .
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in mathematical logic, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Tuesday 3 April 2018

    The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematical Logic. The main responsibility is to conduct research. A broad spectrum of different projects within mathematical logic are possible, but with a preference for projects including type theory, in particular homotopy type theory, constructive set theory, category theory and categorical logic, topos theory, point-free topology and locale theory or other constructive aspects of mathematical logic.

    The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to participate in activities in the department, in particular by attending and contributing talks in the logic group's seminar. The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date is 2018-09-01 or as per agreement.

    For more information, see https://www.su.se/english/about/working-at-su/jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=4748&rmlang=UK or contact Professor Erik Palmgren at , or Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine at .
  • PhD student positions in theoretical computer science, Loughborough (England)

    Deadline: Friday 16 February 2018

    The School of Science at Loughborough University is funding the following three PhD studentships with start date 1st October 2018:
    - Applications of finite semigroups in formal verification (with Manfred Kufleitner)
    - Scheduling and data flow problems in special-purpose networks (with Lars Nagel)
    - String logics for query languages (with Dominik D. Freydenberger)

  • Postdoctoral position and PhD student position in Algorithms, Potsdam (Germany)

    Deadline: Sunday 18 February 2018

    The Algorithm Engineering group at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (2y) in Algorithms and a PhD student in Algorithms.

    The HPI is a unique research and teaching institute in Germany, which was founded in 1999 as an institute of the University of Potsdam. HPI carries out internationally acclaimed research and offers innovative academic majors in the field of IT Systems Engineering. The institute offers a vibrant scientific environment at the beautiful Campus Griebnitzsee, which is located at the border to Berlin.

    Applicants should have a theoretical/mathematical background and an interest in at least one of the following topics: Random structures and algorithms, Models of scale-free networks and propositional satisfiability, Theory of evolutionary algorithms and swarm intelligence, and/or Heuristic and mathematical optimization.

    For more information, see https://hpi.de/friedrich/offers/2018/february.html or contact Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich at .
  • PhD Position in Algorithmic Game Theory, University of Essex (UK)

    Deadline: Friday 23 February 2018

    Fully funded PhD position in Algorithmic Game Theory, within the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents and under the supervision of Maria Kyropoulou and Carmine Ventre at the University of Essex.

  • One PhD and two postdoctoral positions in philosophy of science (including formal epistemology), Cambridge (England)

    Deadline: Thursday 8 February 2018

    Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASH) is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral Research Associates to join the ERC-funded project, Qualitative and Quantitative Social Science: Unifying the Logic of Causal Inference, led by Dr. Christopher Clarke. This five-year project (2017-2022) examines the epistemological challenges that arise when social scientists investigate the causes and effects of social phenomena.

    Prof. Clarke is looking to recruit excellent candidates in the fields of philosophy of science (including formal epistemology) or the philosophy of social science (including the philosophy of gender and the philosophy of race very broadly construed). These are full-time research, faculty-level positions, each lasting over three years, with the positions beginning this July or September 2018. The positions are also suitable for PhD candidates who will have submitted their dissertation by September 2018.

    There is also a 4 year fellowship attached to the project to fully fund a PhD student from the beginning to the end of their PhD studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam, which is also hosting his grant. The PhD student will work on a topic in the philosophy of social sciences relating to the distinction between qualitative and quantitative evidence.

    For more information, see http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16107/(for the PostDoc positions) and https://www.eur.nl/en/fw/about-faculty/working/fully-funded-phd-position-philosophy-social-science-10-fte (for the PhD position).

     

    For more information, see http://www.chrisclarke.eu/intro or contact .
  • Postdoctoral position on false belief understanding, Bochum (Germany)

    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    At the Institute of Philosophy II of the Ruhr-University in Bochum a postdoc position (100% TVL) is offered in the area of philosophy of mind and cognition in the research group of Prof. Albert Newen. The position is available for a period of three years. The subproject will be situated in Bochum and developed in a close collaboration with further philosophers from the universities Bochum (Prof. T. Schlicht) and Zurich (Prof. H.-J. Glock). In addition, the project is embedded in a close collaboration with the psychology department in Salzburg (Prof. J. Perner). Thus, ideally, the candidate has a strong background and interest in philosophy of mind and cognition as well as developmental psychology as a basis for grounding philosophical theories. These dimensions are expected to be applied to discuss the paradox of false belief understanding in the context of understanding actions and reasons of other agents.

    For more information, see http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/ii/jobs.html.de or contact Prof. Albert Newen at .
  • Postdoctoral position in logic, Gothenburg (Sweden)

    Deadline: Thursday 31 May 2018

    The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at University of Gothenburg is inviting applications for a Postdoc position in Logic. Duration: 2 years, starting Autumn 2018. Topics of interest include proof-theoretic studies of reflection and induction, axiomatic theories of truth, type-theoretic foundations, and fixed-point calculi such as the modal mu-calculus.

  • 3 Postdoc Positions in Computational Social Choice, University of Oxford (UK)

    Deadline: Thursday 22 February 2018

    Applications are invited for 3 Research Associate positoons to join the ERC-funded project ‘Algorithms for Complex Collective Decisions of Structured Domains’ (ACCORD) led by Professor Edith Elkind at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. This project aims to develop new tools and methodologies for making complex group decisions in rich and structured environments.

    For more information, see http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/1445-full.html.
  • Two Open Research Assistant Positions in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group at TU Dresden (Germany)

    Deadline: Wednesday 31 January 2018

    Two positions as research assistants are available from March 15, 2018 onwards. Currently, the group is doing research in two main areas: Satisfiability Testing and Computational Modeling of Human
    Reasoning. We intend to strengthen these areas.

    For more information, see here or at https://iccl.inf.tu-dresden.de/web/News35/en or contact Steffen Hölldobler at .
  • Graduate Student Research Positions in Computational Logic, Simon Fraser University, BC (Canada)

    Applications are invited for several graduate student positions in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, specifically, and more broadly in Computational Logic in the School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University. The successful applicants will work with members of the Computational Logic Lab.

    Ph.D. students will receive funding for at least four years, while M.Sc. students will receive funding for at least 20 months.

    Applications should be submitted via the School's online application system. Prospective applicants should also directly contact a faculty member they wish to work with. Students interested in beginning in September 2018 should apply no later than February 1, 2018.

    For more information, see http://www.cs.sfu.ca/.
  • Various PhD student funding opportunities in theoretical computer Science, Swansea (Wales)

    Deadline: Monday 22 January 2018

    The CS department of Swansea University is inviting applications for a fully funded PhD studentship, for start in October 2018 or January 2019. Applicants should hold an MSc or equivalent in a relevant subject at the starting time, and be UK/EU citizens.

    There are a number of available projects, including several logic-related ones (see http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/research/dtc/computer-science-projects-2018-19/ for the full list). Ideally, applicants will get in touch with the prospective supervisor well in advance. The prospective supervisors will gladly give more information to potential applicants.

    In order to be eligible for funding, applications should be submitted under the umbrella project http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/science-sures-phd-comp-sci-putting-theory-into-practice.php.

    For more information, contact Dr Ulrich Berger at .
  • Master in Pure and Applied Logic programme, Barcelona (Spain)

    The biannual two-year 'Master in Pure and Applied Logic' programme for 2018-2020, jointly organized by the University of Barcelona and by the Polytechnical University of Catalunya, is open for (pre) registration.

    The Barcelona Logic Master caters in the most central aspects of advanced logic. Professors related to the Barcelona Master in Pure and Applied Logic come from various prominent Universities and Research Institutes in the area of Barcelona.

    For more information, see here or at http://www.ub.edu/masterlogic/ or contact Ramon Jansana at .
  • Several positions (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professorships) in Logic & Philosophy, Chongqing (China)

    Deadline: Tuesday 20 March 2018

    The Institute of Logic and Intelligence (ILI) of Southwest University in Chongqing China offers several job positions in logic and philosophy.

    Ideal candidates from Logic:  logic applied in philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer science and so on.   Variants of Positions like professorship, associate professorship,  assistant professorship, lecturership and postdoctoral positions are available until been full filled.

  • PhD student position in knowledge representation and reasoning techniques, Ulm (Germany)

    Deadline: Tuesday 20 March 2018

    BMW Car IT is offering a 3-year doctoral position starting from February 2018 in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Birte Glimm the University of Ulm.

    BMW Car IT in Ulm is working on the development of the latest generation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These systems need anticipatory map data to create a representation of the road ahead. The data is transformed in a foresight by a component that needs to satisfy a set of requirements like the ability to easily incorporate and distribute new information, the possibility to infer and extract knowledge related to these data and the aptitude of offering a generic and abstract interface to extract this knowledge. The objective of this research is to address the challenges generated by the previous requirements by adopting a knowledge-oriented approach based on defining an ontological model to store, extract and distribute the map data to the ADAS functions.

    For more information, see here or contact Prof. Dr. Birte Glimm at .
  • PhD student position in Cognitive Reasoning, Wernigerode (Germany)

    Deadline: Wednesday 3 January 2018

    The Harz University of Applied Sciences conducts the project "CORG - Cognitive Reasoning", which aims at the construction of a cognitive computing system by modeling aspects of human reasoning. We are looking to recruit a dedicated project staff. The position is limited to 3 years, full-time. The salary will be according to qualification up to salary scale 13 TV-L. The successful candidate will pursue a PhD thesis in collaboration with the partner university.

  • PhD positions in Theoretical Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Sunday 21 January 2018

    The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for PhD positions in theoretical computer science.

    The PhD positions are in the area of computational complexity theory, focusing on questions at the intersection of approximation algorithms, subexponential algorithms, and proof complexity. The overarching goal is to understand fundamental properties of efficient computation by proving mathematical theorems about the power and limitations of different computational models.

    This research project is led by Johan Hastad, Per Austrin, and Jakob Nordstrom, and is financed by grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the European Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council.

    In addition to the PIs and the announced PhD positions, the research project will also involve 3-4 existing PhD students and 4-5 postdocs. Thus, this will be a unique opportunity to explore new connections between different subareas of complexity theory within a vibrant and growing research environment.

    For more information, see http://apc.csc.kth.se/D-2017-0885-Eng.php or contact APC group at .
  • Postdoc positions in Theoretical Computer Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Sunday 21 January 2018

    The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science.

    The postdoc positions are in the area of computational complexity theory. Current research in the group focuses mostly on approximation algorithms/hardness of approximation, subexponential algorithms, and proof complexity, but excellent researchers in neighbouring areas such as, e.g., communication complexity, circuit complexity, algebraic complexity, and harmonic analysis are also warmly welcome to apply.

    This research project is led by Johan Hastad, Per Austrin, and Jakob Nordstrom, and is financed by grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the European Research Council, and the Swedish Research Council. In addition to the PIs, the research project is planned to involve a total of 4-5 postdocs and 4-5 PhD students. Thus, this will be a unique opportunity to explore new connections between different subareas of complexity theory within a vibrant and growing research environment.

    These postdoc positions are full-time employed positions for one year with a possible(and expected) one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2018, although this is to some extent negotiable.

    For more information, see http://apc.csc.kth.se/D-2017-0898-Eng.php or contact APC group at .
  • Position as summer lecturer in digital humanities, Berkeley CA (U.S.A.)

    Deadline: Tuesday 2 January 2018

    The Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of outstanding lecturers to teach in the Summer Minor in the Digital Humanities. Courses are offered in a six-week session, July 2, 2018 - August 10, 2018.

    General duties (include but are not limited to): Teaching topical digital humanities courses offered in the Summer Minor program. These courses fall under four categories: Digital Humanities and Archival Design; Digital Humanities and Text and Language Analysis; Digital Humanities and Visual and Spatial Analysis; and Critical Digital Humanities. In addition to classroom responsibilities, general duties include holding office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and maintaining a course website.

  • Postdoctoral position in formal verification, dynamical systems, and constructive analysis, Pittsburgh PA (U.S.A.)

    The logic group in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a postdoctoral researcher for a project in formal verification, dynamical systems, and constructive analysis, beginning August 2018. There are no teaching duties, and the position is for one academic year with a possibility of renewal.

    Candidates should have a PhD and research experience in a related area, and a desire to collaborate with the existing research group, which consists of several faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. Background in interactive theorem proving or other uses of formal methods is desired.

    For more information, see here or contact Jeremy Avigad at .
  • PhD position in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Sunday 21 January 2018

    The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a PhD position in computer science focused on SAT solving.

    The PhD student will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this research group revolve around the themes of efficient algorithms for satisfiability in propositional logic (SAT solving) and lower bounds on the efficiency of methods for reasoning about SAT (proof complexity). On the practical side, one problem of interest is to gain a better understanding of, and improve, the performance of current state-of-the-art SAT solvers --- in particular, solvers using conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL) --- but we are even more interested in exploring new techniques that hold out the theoretical possibility of exponential improvements over CDCL, but which have so far turned out to be hard to implement efficiently in practice.

    This is a four-year full-time employed position, but PhD positions usually (though not necessarily) include 20% teaching, in which case they are prolonged for one more year. The successful candidate is expected to start at the latest in August-September 2018, although this is to some extent negotiable. The position is fully funded and comes with a competitive salary.

    For more information, see http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2017-0883-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at .
  • Postdoc positions in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Deadline: Sunday 21 January 2018

    The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for postdoc positions in computer science focused on SAT solving.

    The postdoctoral researchers will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom. Much of the activities of this research group revolve around the themes of efficient algorithms for satisfiability in propositional logic (SAT solving) and lower bounds on the efficiency of methods for reasoning about SAT (proof complexity). On the practical side, one problem of interest is to gain a better understanding of, and improve, the performance of current state-of-the-art SAT solvers based on conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL). We are even more interested in exploring new algebraic or geometric techniques (such as Groebner bases or pseudo-Boolean solving) that could potentially yield exponential improvements over CDCL. We also believe that there should be ample room for technology transfer with related areas such as SMT solving, constraint programming, and/or mixed integer linear programming, and so excellent researchers in these areas are also warmly welcome to apply.

    These postdoc positions are full-time employed positions for one year with a possible (and expected) one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2018, although this is to some extent negotiable.

    For more information, see http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2017-0893-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at .
  • Postdoc in Economics and Computation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY

    Deadline: Thursday 1 March 2018

    Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoc position in Economics and Computation at the Computer Science Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, in the research group of Prof. Lirong Xia.

    For more information, see here or contact Lirong Xia at .
  • Postdoctoral position in philosophical logic, Helsinki (Finland)

    Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018

    There is an opening of a Post-Doc position for one year, renewable for a second year, within the Academy of Finland project "Modalities and conditionals: systematic and historical studies" directed by Sara Negri at the Philosophy Unit of the University of Helsinki.

    The proposed research belongs to philosophical logic, a core area of theoretical philosophy. The main objectives of the proposal are the application and further development of a novel logical methodology for the study of the inferential aspect of modalities and conditionals and the study of the sources of related modal concepts in European philosophy. The ideal candidate is expected to have a strong background in modal logic, epistemic logic and proof theory, research experience with labelled deductive systems, and a strong motivation for collaborative work with the PI on the project's specific themes.

  • Postdoctoral position in logic ("Reflection & Truth"), Gothenburg (Sweden)

    Deadline: Monday 8 January 2018

    The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at University of Gothenburg is advertising a Postdoc position in Logic. The position is full-time for two years, starting Spring 2018. The successful applicant will be employed on the project Reflection and Truth,  led by Graham Emil Leigh. This project investigates the philosophical, mathematical and computational properties of reflection principles and formal truth through a cross-disciplinary research team.

  • PhD student positions in computer science ("logic for agents"), Nottingham (England)

    Deadline: Sunday 11 March 2018

    There are 10 PhD positions available for UK and international students at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham. If you are interested in doing a PhD in logics for agents, agent theories and architectures, agent programming languages, verification and synthesis of agent programs and controllers for multi-agent systems, please contact or .

  • PhD studentship in applications of logic & category theory, Londen (UK)

    Location: London, England

    Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship at University College London under the supervision of Fabio Zanasi, for a project on the applications of logic and category theory to the semantics of non-classical computational models (probabilistic, quantum, concurrenct, cyber-physical, ?). Starting date can be negotiated (February to September 2018).

  • PhD Scholarship available at University College London, UK, on categorical approaches to non-classical computation

    A fully-funded PhD position is available at University College London for a project on the applications of logic and category theory to the semantics of non-classical computational models (probabilistic, quantum, concurrenct, cyber-physical, …). Starting date can be negotiated (February to September 2018).

  • PhD student positions in homotopy type theory, Pittsburgh PA (U.S.A.)

    Deadline: Tuesday 2 January 2018

    The Pure and Applied Logic PhD program at CMU has positions open in the coming academic year 2018-19. The Homotopy Type Theory research group has positions open  incoming PhD students interested in doing research in type theory, homotopy theory, (higher) category theory, and related areas. The department also has a research group focused on interactive theorem proving, formal verification, and formalization of mathematics, centered on the Lean Theorem Prover.

    For more information, see https://www.cmu.edu/dietrich/philosophy/graduate/phd/pure-and-applied-logic/ or contact Steve Awodey at , or Jeremy Avigad at .
  • PhD studentship on "The ethics of AI", Oxford (U.K.)

    Location: Oxford, England
    Deadline: Friday 19 January 2018

    Applications are invited for a three-year doctoral studentship on The Ethics of AI: Challenges and Opportunities. The studentship will commence in October 2018.

    Eligible candidates will need to qualify for UK or EU fee status and be ordinarily resident in the UK or EU. The successful candidate will investigate the ethical aspects, requirements, and desiderata underpinning the design and development of AI, and develop original and innovative research to foster value-based and ethically sound solutions to the problems posed by AI. The student will be supervised by Prof. Luciano Floridi and Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, and will be a member of, and collaborate with, the OII's Digital Ethics Lab (DELab).The studentship is supported by funding donated by Google.

  • Tenure-track position in Computer Science, New York City NY (U.S.A.)

    Deadline: Saturday 20 January 2018

    Lehman College of The City University of New York invites applications at all levels for a computer science faculty position beginning in Fall 2018. Outstanding candidates from all areas of computer science will be considered, but those working in the following research areas are particularly encouraged to apply: machine learning, robotics, networks, security, data center-scale computing, and cyber-physical systems. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active, externally funded research program and to perform high-quality undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

  • PhD student position in Artificial Intelligence (computational models of strategic behaviour), Warwick (England)

    Deadline: Tuesday 16 January 2018

    We are seeking expressions of interest from candidates interested in pursuing a PhD at the University of Warwick in the topic of Artificial Intelligence, with particular emphasis on computational models of strategic behaviour in multi-agent interaction.

    The research will be in mathematical modelling and analysis of strategic behaviour for distributed Artificial Intelligence. Desirable research directions include, but are not limited to, strategic reasoning in complex games, protocols for collective decision-making, mechanism design for electronic commerce. The research will be supervised by Dr Paolo Turrini.

  • Associate / Full Professorship in Philosophy of Science & Technology, Munich (Germany)

    Deadline: Thursday 11 January 2018

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Associate Professor or Full Professor in Philosophy of Science and Technology to begin in summer semester 2018. The position is a tenured W3 position.

    The professorship belongs to the TUM School of Governance (GOV) and will be affiliated with the Integrative Research Center (IRC) Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS). The TUM School of Governance focuses its research and teaching on the interaction between politics, society and technology, for instance to integrate future technologies into the political dialogue and decision-making. The MCTS is representing a cross-faculty integrative research center focusing its activities in interdisciplinary research, teaching, outreach, on the interface between science, technology and society.

  • Two PhD student positions in formal verification, Columbia MO (U.S.A.)

    Deadline: Thursday 11 January 2018

    Two funded Ph.D. positions are available from Spring/Fall 2018 in EECS department at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA under the supervision of Dr. Khaza Anuarul Hoque. The research project will focus on the development of formal verification based techniques for designing dependable and safe cyber-physical systems (target application domain: aerospace, automotive and smart-energy).

    For more information, see http://www.kahoque.com/#hiring-tab or contact Dr. Khaza Anuarul Hoque at .
  • Postdoctoral and PhD student positions in applying formal verification to new biological computing devices, Ramat Gan (Isral)

    Deadline: Monday 1 January 2018

    We invite students and postdocs to join a research program on applying formal verification and programming languages methods towards designing new biological computing devices, aimed to solve complex computational problems efficiently and investigate alternative computing technologies. The selected candidates will work with Dr. Hillel Kugler with opportunities to collaborate with several leading experimental groups in Europe that will be studying the development and design of the underlying methods and technology, as part of a 5-year European Project Bio4Comp.

    For more information, see http://www.eng.biu.ac.il/hillelk/ or contact Dr. Hillel Kugler at .

Past appointments

Miscellaneous

  • 16 February - 27 May 2018, Epistemic Art at het Stedelijk Museum

    Date: 16 February - 27 May 2018
    Location: Stedelijk museum, Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam

    This exhibition spotlights Hennix’s Epistemic Art practice, including a series of paintings, wall drawings, and found objects—mostly made between 1974 and 2004—as well as a brand new sound work. Occupying two galleries loosely designed to resemble a psychoanalyst’s office and a waiting room, Hennix’s installation creates a concatenation of complex abstract thought, juxtaposing various fragments and formulations and leading the viewer through a model of self-illumination.

    Hennix’s work plays with the transmission of meaning, drawing on a wide range of references that touch on logic, intuitionistic mathematics, modal music, and psychoanalysis. Using an overtly obtuse and densely formalized personal language, Hennix forces the uninitiated viewer towards a state she terms homosemioesis—a subjective process of meaning-making that nullifies any possibility of a transfer of knowledge between the work of art and the viewer.

  • ILLC professors among those holding new Jin Yuelin Chair at Tsinghua University

    Jin Yuelin is the founding father of modern logic in China, as well as a pioneer in establishing bridges in the field of philosophy between China and the West. After receiving his doctorate at Columbia University in 1920, he returned to Beijing to lecture on mathematical logic, and then went on to create the department of philosophy at Tsinghua University. In 2017, Tsinghua University decided to institute a Jin Yuelin Visiting Chair to support the activities of its Logic Center that has been in existence since 2014.

    For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=975 or contact Johan van Benthem at .
  • Christian Schaffner interviewed by tweakers.net

    Christian Schaffner was interviewed by tweakers.net for an extensive article about the dangers of quantum computers for cryptography.

  • Launch of the Chinese translation of Rens Bod's book: A New History of Humanities

    Today (the 20th of November 2017) in Beijing Rens Bod will present the Chinese translation of his book to the Tsinghua-UvA Joint Research Center in Logic. The title is `A New History of Humanities'. Among those present will be the President of Tsinghua University, the Dean of the School of Humanities and the Dutch Deputy Ambassador.

    For more information, contact Rens Bod at .
  • Marcin Mostowski 1955-2017

    Professor Marcin Mostowski has passed away last Saturday, October 28th, 2017. He was an extremely inspiring teacher, great friend, charismatic logician and philosopher.

    For more information, see here or contact Jakub Szymanik at .
  • New Book on Trends in Computational Social Choice

    We are pleased to announce the publication of a new open-access book on Trends in Computational Social Choice.