News Archives 2016-2017
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10 February 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Mathijs de WeerdtSpeaker: Mathijs de WeerdtTitle: Minimising the Rank Aggregation ErrorDate & Time: Friday 10 February 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 February 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Laurenz HudetzSpeaker: Laurenz HudetzDate & Time: Friday 10 February 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
9 February 2017, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Andrew SwanSpeaker: Andrew Swan (ILLC)Title: Lifschitz Realizability as a Topological ConstructionDate & Time: Thursday 9 February 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: F1.15, Science Park 107
9 February 2017, Music Cognition Reading GroupTitle: Cross-cultural iterated learning study on rhythm priors (discussion)Date & Time: Thursday 9 February 2017, 14:00-15:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In the first music reading group of 2017, we will have a discussion on a recent cross-cultural study employing iterated learning to tease out priors on rhythmic categories. Bas Cornelissen will open the discussion with a short introduction to the paper.The paper to be discussed is the following: Jacoby, N., & McDermott, J. H. (2017). Integer Ratio Priors on Musical Rhythm Revealed Cross-culturally by Iterated Reproduction. Current Biology, 27, 1–12. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.12.031For more information, see musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com.
8 February 2017, Computational Linguistics RetreatDate & Time: Wednesday 8 February 2017, 10:00-20:00Location: Utrecht, the NetherlandsTarget audience: Computational Linguists at ILLC
On February 8, we will have a retreat with all CL/ NLP/ MT researchers in the ILLC. If you identify yourself as such, you are very welcome to join. Please contact Sara for more information about this event if you did not receive an invitation yet.For more information, contact Sara Veldhoen at s.f.veldhoen at uva.nl.
8 February 2017, The Next Big Thing, Rens BodSpeaker: Rens BodDate: Wednesday 8 February 2017Location: Roeterseilandcomplex, Amsterdam
The NCR lecture series "The Next Big Thing" will discuss the big questions and challenges of a particular research area. Rens Bod will deliver the lecture of 8 February 2017.
3 February 2017, Joint LIRa-DIP Session, Alessandro GiordaniSpeaker: Alessandro Giordani (Catholic University of Milan)Title: An Evidence-based logic of Acceptance and RejectionDate & Time: Friday 3 February 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
2 February 2017, Career networking day (PhD and Research)Date & Time: Thursday 2 February 2017, 19:00-21:00Location: Crea AmsterdamCosts: Free
Each year, the UvA hosts a series of Student-Alumni Career Talks, each focusing on a different career sector. The Career Talks feature a panel of international UvA-alumni who will share their experiences in finding a job in the Netherlands after graduation. During these highly interactive sessions you can learn from alumni career stories and advice. The panel discussion is followed by informal networking drinks with fellow students and alumni.
In total there are four evenings, each with its own topic:
2 February – PhD and Research
16 February – Culture and Creative Sector
2 March – Non-Profit and NGO
9 March – Startup and SME’sFor more information, see student.uva.nl/en/az/content/career/career-events/career-networking-events/career-networking-events.html.
1 February 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Janet PierrehumbertSpeaker: Janet Pierrehumbert (University of Oxford)Title: The Cognitive and Social Lives of WordsDate & Time: Wednesday 1 February 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room A0.08, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, AmsterdamFor more information, see smartcs.uva.nl/events/events/events/content/folder/events/2016-2017/janet-pierrehumbert.html or contact Rens Bod at rens.bod at gmail.com.
30 January 2017, Visit of Language and Interaction ConsortiumDate & Time: Monday 30 January 2017, 15:00-16:00Location: ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
30-60 researchers from the Language and Interaction consortium will visit ILLC.
Language in Interaction is a so-called 'Gravity Program' from NWO, and brings together a great number of researchers from the Radboud University, The Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, ILLC and various other Dutch universities, who all work on the foundations of natural language, from various angles. As part of the program, we are organizing a small ‘tour of the ILLC’. Since a lot of the research in our institute is connected to language in one way or another, this is a great opportunity to show what is going on here.
27 January 2017, ILLC New Year's Colloquium 2017Date & Time: Friday 27 January 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: Common Room, Room F1.21, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamThe 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 www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/ILLC-New-Years-Colloquium-2017.
26 January 2017, DIP Colloquium, Clemens MayrSpeaker: Clemens Mayr (ZAS Berlin)Title: The logic of interrogative clause embeddingDate & Time: Thursday 26 January 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F3.20, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
26 January 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Sebastian SchneckenburgerSpeaker: Sebastian Schneckenburger (Tübingen)Title: The Atkinson Inequality Index in Multiagent Resource AllocationDate & Time: Thursday 26 January 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
24 January 2017, LIRa Workshop on Rationality, Logic and Decisions (WoRLD)Date & Time: Tuesday 24 January 2017, 13:00-18:00Location: room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107
The Workshop on Rationality, Logic, and Decisions will take place in Amsterdam on January 24th, 2017. The central theme will be the notion of rationality, with special attention to the issue of rationality in decisions. The workshop is associated with the PhD Defence of Paolo Galeazzi, that will take place on January 25th, 2017.
20 January 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yanjing WangSpeaker: Yanjing Wang (Peking University)Title: A logic of knowing whyDate & Time: Friday 20 January 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
19 January 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Gemma BoledaSpeaker: Gemma Boleda (Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)Title: The interplay between sense and referenceDate & Time: Thursday 19 January 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Over a century ago, Frege famously introduced the distinction between sense and reference that is one of the theoretical foundations of formal semantics. However, in practice formal semanticists took reference and ran away with it, either eschewing sense-related issues altogether or giving a referential treatment to them (with notable exceptions). In this talk, I argue that we need to go back to Fregean sense, and propose that data-induced, continuous representations provided by distributional semantics and deep learning methods provide a good methodological handle for sense-related aspects of meaning. I support these claims with results from both computational modeling and theoretical studies. I then revisit reference and present ongoing work on the challenging enterprise of tackling it with continuous methods, too.
13 January 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Guillaume AucherSpeaker: Guillaume AucherTitle: Dynamic Epistemic Logic in Update LogicDate & Time: Friday 13 January 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 December 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Alexandru BaltagSpeaker: Alexandru BaltagTitle: Knowing the AnswerDate & Time: Friday 16 December 2016, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 December 2016, Modeling Minds II: Levels of ExplanationDate & Time: Friday 16 December 2016, 09:30-17:30Location: Radboud University Nijmegen, Spinozabuilding, Montessorilaan 3, room A.00.07
In this workshop we aim to bring together philosophers, computational modelers, and cognitive (neuro)scientists to present and discuss different perspectives on levels of explanation. The goal is to build common ground on both the theoretical issues related to levels of explanation in cognitive science and how they inform and guide the daily practice of studying the mind and brain. There will be four invited talks and ample opportunity for discussion. Attendance is free of charge, registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
16 December 2016, Dutch Social Choice ColloquiumDate: Friday 16 December 2016Location: Amsterdam
Speakers will be Sirin Botan (Amsterdam), René van den Brink (Amsterdam), Zoé Christoff (Liverpool), and Emily Tanimura (Paris).For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/DSCC/meetings.php.
15 December 2016, FNWI Christmas DrinksDate & Time: Thursday 15 December 2016, 16:00Location: Science Park 904, Amsterdam
The Faculty of Science will organise Christmas drinks.For more information, contact Pascale Nukoop at P.J.Nukoop at uva.nl.
15 December 2016, Provability and Modal LogicDate & Time: Thursday 15 December 2016, 10:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation at the University of Amsterdam hosts a workshop on Provability and Modal Logic.
Experts in the field of provability logic and related areas wil give talks on topics related to arithmetic, proof theory, and modal logic.
Attendance is free, but registration is required. In order to register, please send a mail to paulahenk at gmail.com before December the 9th.
14 December 2016, A|C seminar, Andrey KudinovSpeaker: Andrey Kudinov (HSE Moscow)Title: Modal logics of the real lineDate & Time: Wednesday 14 December 2016, 17:00Location: Room G2.02, Science Park 904, Amsterdam.
The real line is probably the most well known and well studied topological space. There are 6 different combinations of languages of this kind (two unimodal and four bimodal). The first modality in bimodal and the modality in unimodal languages we will interpret either using closure or derivation topological operators. For the second modality in bimodal settings we use universal or difference modalities.
We will discuss logics of the real line that arise in all these languages.
12 December 2016, AUC Logic Lectures, Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemTitle: Reasoning about QuantityDate & Time: Monday 12 December 2016, 18:00-19:00Location: AUC Common Room, Science Park 113For more information, see here or at www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/content/lectures/wit-2016-2017/12/auc-logic-lectures-johan-van-benthem-december-2016.html or contact Dora Achourioti at t.achourioti at uva.nl.
9 December 2016, Brouwer symposium: L.E.J. Brouwer, fifty years laterDate & Time: Friday 9 December 2016, 09:45-16:45Location: Science Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG) invites you to the symposium L.E.J. Brouwer, fifty years later at the Science Park in Amsterdam on the 9th of December 2016, 9:45-16:45.
We have put together an interesting programme with highly renowned speakers, viz. Dirk van Dalen, Mark van Atten, Sergei Artemov, Alexander Dranishnikov, Saul Kripke, Yiannis Moschovakis, Michael Rathjen, and Raf Bocklandt.
You can find the complete programme and a registration form on our website: http://www.wiskgenoot.nl/brouwer50For more information, see www.wiskgenoot.nl/brouwer50.
9 December 2016, L.E.J. Brouwer Symposium, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDate & Time: Friday 9 December 2016, 09:15-16:30Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (KWG) invites you to the symposium L.E.J. Brouwer, fifty years later at the Science Park in Amsterdam on the 9th of December 2016, 9:45-16:45.
We have put together an interesting programme with highly renowned speakers, viz. Dirk van Dalen, Mark van Atten, Sergei Artemov, Alexander Dranishnikov, Saul Kripke, Yiannis Moschovakis, Michael Rathjen, and Raf Bocklandt. Participation is free but registration is required.For more information, see www.wiskgenoot.nl/brouwer50.
9 December 2016, SMART Lecture, Marc LemanSpeaker: Marc LemanTitle: Musicology as cognitive science: An interdisciplinary paradigm for humanities?Date: Friday 9 December 2016Location: Room D0.08, OMHP, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, AmsterdamFor more information, see smartcs.uva.nl/shared-content/events/events/events/2016-2017/marc-lemal.html or contact Jakub Szymanik at jakub.szymanik at gmail.com.
8 December 2016, DIP Colloquium, John CollinsSpeaker: John Collins (University of East Anglia)Title: Three Grades of Variable Involvement in Natural LanguageDate & Time: Thursday 8 December 2016, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
3 - 4 December 2016, Workshop 'Intensionality and Truth'Date: 3 - 4 December 2016Location: Amsterdam University College, Science Park 113, room 1.02
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation will host a workshop on 'Intensionality and Truth', on the 3rd and 4th of December 2016.
The workshop aims at bringing together some of the various ways in which the notions of intensionality and truth have interacted in recent work. The following speakers have confirmed participation:
Albert Visser (Utrecht), Johannes Stern (Bristol), Carlo Nicolai (Munich), Hannes Leitgeb (Munich), Volker Halbach (Oxford), Martin Fischer (Munich), Catrin Campbell-Moore (Bristol), Theodora Achourioti (Amsterdam). Titles and schedule for the talks will be posted on the workshop website.
The workshop is supported by the Logic and Language research group of the ILLC. Attendance is free.
2 December 2016, DIP Colloquium, Daniel CohnitzSpeaker: Daniel Cohnitz (Utrecht University)Title: Meta-Internalism, Semantics, and OntologeseDate & Time: Friday 2 December 2016, 16:15-17:30Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
2 December 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemDate & Time: Friday 2 December 2016, 15:00-16:10Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
29 November 2016, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Laura RimellSpeaker: Laura Rimell (Cambridge)Title: Compositional Distributional Semantics for Relative ClausesDate & Time: Tuesday 29 November 2016, 16:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
26 November 2016, ILLC 25th anniversary symposium, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDate: Saturday 26 November 2016Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On Saturday 26 November 2016 we will celebrate the fact that the ILLC was founded 25 years ago by organising a symposium and evening programme.
For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/ILLC/ILLC25.
25 November 2016, Symposium Quantum Software in the NetherlandsDate & Time: Friday 25 November 2016, 09:45-17:00Location: WCW Colloquiumzalen, Science Park 125, Amsterdam
With the recent breakthroughs in hardware development, for many it is no longer a question of if but when the quantum computer will come. But when it comes, what will humanity do with it? The scientific field of quantum software is working on answers to this question. Historically, the Netherlands play an important role in this multidisciplinary field. The symposium will showcase a sample of the diverse topics that quantum software researchers from academia and industry in the Netherlands are working on.
To register for the symposium, please send an email to susanne.van.dam at cwi.nl before November 18. This event is hosted and organized by QuSoft, a joint research institute for quantum software, founded by CWI, UvA and VU. By organizing this event, QuSoft aims to support and stimulate the development of the Dutch quantum software ecosystem.For more information, see www.cwi.nl/events/symposium-quantum-software-in-netherlands-%E2%80%93-25-november-2016 or contact Susanne van Dam at susanne.van.dam at cwi.nl.
24 November 2016, Public lecture Edward TufteDate & Time: Thursday 24 November 2016, 11:00-12:30
The University of Twente will award an honorary doctorate to Edward Tufte, on the occasion of the 55th Dies Natalis of the university, November 25 2016. While Tufte is in Enschede he is willing to share his thoughts and visions on information design with us.
Edward Tufte has been an inspiring example for many active in information visualization, data visualization and geovisualization, and has stimulated cartographers and others to re-think design. In making his point Tufte is often using ’classic’ graphics and maps such as John Snow's cholera outbreak map, and Charles Joseph Minard's Carte Figurative (Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812). Tufte’s comments on Minard’s map challenged Menno-Jan Kraak, the honorary promotor, to write a book on mapping time using Minard’s map as a common thread throughout the book.
Tufte’s career not only inspired geodata visualizers at ITC, but also impersonates developments among the public administration scientists of BMS. This reflects the interests of both Faculties: High Tech (data analytics and visualization)and Human Touch (informed public decision-making).
Attendance is free of charge for the general public, but places are limited and registration is required.For more information, see gip.itc.nl/geovislab/public/registration.html.
22 November 2016, Logic Tea, Dieuwke Hupkes & Sara VeldhoenSpeaker: Dieuwke Hupkes & Sara VeldhoenTitle: Diagnostic classifiers: revealing how neural networks process hierarchical structureDate & Time: Tuesday 22 November 2016, 17:00-18:00Location: Room 1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, please visit the website[b] http://www.illc.uva.nl/logic_tea/[b] or contact[b] Sirin Botan (s.botan at uva.nl), Bonan Zhao (bonan.zhao at student.uva.nl), or Julian Schloder (julian.schloeder at gmail.com).
19-20 November 2016, ICT maintenance weekendDate: 19-20 November 2016
The following weekend has now officially been appointed for major ICT maintenance:
- 19 & 20 november 2016
Further information will follow later on, but be aware all central systems and the network may be unavailable during this weekend.
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl
18 November 2016, DIP Colloquium, Alessandra MarraSpeaker: Alessandra Marra (Tilburg University)Title: Objective Oughts and a Puzzle about FuturityDate & Time: Friday 18 November 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
18 November 2016, Dutch Social Choice ColloquiumDate & Time: Friday 18 November 2016, 14:00-17:30Location: Rotterdam
Speakers are Thomas Boyer-Kassem (Tilburg), Franz Dietrich (Paris), and Bauke Visser (Rotterdam).For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/DSCC/meetings.php.
17 November 2016, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Alessandro LenciSpeaker: Alessandro Lenci (Pisa)Date & Time: Thursday 17 November 2016, 14:00-15:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
17 - 19 November 2016, The Logical Structure of Correlated Information ChangeDate: 17 - 19 November 2016Location: Nina van Leerzaal, Allard Pierson Museum, AmsterdamDeadline: Tuesday 1 November 2016
This workshop is entirely devoted to the LogiCIC Research Project on “The Logical Structure of Correlated Information Change”. In this interdisciplinary project we focus in particular on correlations that arise in situations in which the very act of learning new information may directly change the reality that is being learnt. We will combine insights and techniques from a range of research domains, including logic, game theory, philosophy of science, network theory, quantum theory, belief revision theory, truth approximation and formal learning theory.
14 November 2016, AUC Logic Lectures, Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemTitle: Reasoning about QuantityDate & Time: Monday 14 November 2016, 18:00-19:00Location: AUC Common Room, Science Park 113For more information, see here or at www.auc.nl/news-events/who-s-in-town/upcoming-whos-in-town-lectures/upcoming-whos-in-town-lectures/upcoming-whos-in-town-lectures/content/folder-2/11/auc-logic-lectures-johan-van-bentham-2016.html or contact Dora Achourioti at t.achourioti at uva.nl.
11 November 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Fernando R. Velázquez QuesadaSpeaker: Fernando R. Velázquez QuesadaDate & Time: Friday 11 November 2016, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 - 11 November 2016, The 28th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2016), Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDate: 10 - 11 November 2016Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
BNAIC is the Annual Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence. This year, the 28th edition of BNAIC is jointly organized by the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, under the auspices of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS). BNAIC 2016 will include invited speakers, research presentations, posters and demonstrations.For more information, see bnaic2016.cs.vu.nl.
9 November 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Andrew SwanSpeaker: Andrew Swan (ILLC)Title: Nominal Sets in Constructive Set TheoryDate & Time: Wednesday 9 November 2016, 15:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 November 2016, Logic Tea, Aysenur BilginSpeaker: Aysenur BilginTitle: Computing With Words: A Fuzzy Logic PerspectiveDate & Time: Tuesday 8 November 2016, 17:00-18:00Location: Room 1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, please visit the website
Sirin Botan (s.botan at uva.nl), Bonan Zhao (bonan.zhao at student.uva.nl), or Julian Schloder (j.j.schloder at uva.nl).
8 November 2016, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Zoi TerzopoulouSpeaker: Zoi TerzopoulouTitle: Rethinking Neutrality in Judgment AggregationDate & Time: Tuesday 8 November 2016, 16:00Location: Room B1.25, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
4 November 2016, COOL, Robert PaßmannSpeaker: Robert PaßmannTitle: One Axiom to Rule Them AllDate & Time: Friday 4 November 2016, 18:30-19:30Location: Room F1.15 (ILLC Seminar Room), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 November 2016, 'Voor de Leeuwen'Date & Time: Friday 4 November 2016, 16:00-18:00Location: Basement, PC Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, AmsterdamTarget audience: FGw-researchers
'Voor de Leeuwen' aims to provide a platform for all FGw-researchers to discuss research and grant opportunities, ideas and even failures in an open and informal setting.For more information, see medewerker.uva.nl/fgw/agenda/item/voor-de-leeuwen.html or contact Simon Speksnijder at subsidie-fgw at uva.nl.
4 November 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Giovanni CináSpeaker: Giovanni Ciná (ILLC, Amsterdam)Date & Time: Friday 4 November 2016, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 November 2016, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Anna MoskalenkoSpeaker: Anna MoskalenkoTitle: Searching for the "Least" and "Most" Dictatorial Voting RulesDate & Time: Friday 4 November 2016, 14:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 November 2016, Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici)Date & Time: Friday 4 November 2016, 09:00-16:45Location: NWO Java building, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, 2593 CE, The Hague
NWO organises information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO coordinators and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a question and answer session. The meetings are in English. The next information meeting will be held on 4 November.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/Talent+Scheme/talent+scheme+information+meeting.
3 November 2016, CWI Lectures in honour of Adriaan van WijngaardenDate & Time: Thursday 3 November 2016, 09:30Location: Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Adriaan van Wijngaarden (1916-1987), founder of computer science in the Netherlands and former director of CWI. 2016 is also the 70th founding anniversary of CWI.
We will celebrate these occasions with a special programme in honour of Adriaan van Wijngaarden and his legacy. Several internationally renowned speakers will explore the legacy of Van Wijngaarden in both mathematics and computer science.For more information, see www.cwi.nl/lectures2016.
2 November 2016, BSc Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science @ ILLCDate & Time: Wednesday 2 November 2016, 17:00Location: Room F1.21 (ILLC Common Room), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
On Wednesday 2 November 2016 at 17:00 a group of students from the UvA's Bachelor's programmes in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science will visit the ILLC. The event will include three short talks on relevant research at the ILLC: Christian Schaffner will speak about Cryptography and Quantum Computing, Raquel Fernández will speak about Computational Linguistics, and Ashley Burgoyne will speak about Computational Musicology. The scientific part of the event will take roughly one hour and will be followed by a small borrel. ILLC students and members of staff interested in some of these topics are very welcome to attend as well.For more information, contact Ulle Endriss at ulle.endriss at uva.nl.
1 November 2016, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Barend BeekhuizenSpeaker: Barend Beekhuizen (Toronto)Title: Parallel corpora and semantic typologyDate & Time: Tuesday 1 November 2016, 17:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
1 November 2016, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Caroline SporlederSpeaker: Caroline Sporleder (Göttingen)Title: Distinguishing Figurative and Literal Usages in DiscourseDate & Time: Tuesday 1 November 2016, 16:15Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
1 November 2016, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET-open) workshopDate & Time: Tuesday 1 November 2016, 15:00-17:00Location: Science Park 904, Amsterdam
FET-open are visionary projects, to develop a radically new technology. In FET-open a consortium of partners from different scientific disciplines are working together to achieve this. The choice of subject in a FET-open proposal is free, and therefore it is a very popular part of the EU program Horizon 2020.
However, a considerable number of proposals are not (fully) in line with the most important demands and conditions of the FET-open programme. The IXA UvA-HvA Grant Support team and the FNWI Projectmanagement team are therefore organizing this workshop, in which the FET-open conditions will be layed out clearly. The workshop will address the keyfactors for a successful FET-open proposal, experiences form evaluations, and furthermore the lay-out of a good project proposal.For more information, see grant-support.uva.nl/news-workshops--events/workshops--events/item/fet-open-2017.html.
1 November 2016, Rich Parsing WorkshopDate & Time: Tuesday 1 November 2016, 09:00Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
A workshop organized in conjunction with the PhD defense of Andreas van Cranenburgh, for the dissertation entitled "Rich Statistical Parsing and Literary Language." Rich statistical parsing refers here to the use of richer grammar formalisms or techniques.
28 October 2016, DIP Colloquium, Sabine IatridouSpeaker: Sabine Iatridou (MIT)Title: Since since againDate & Time: Friday 28 October 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The candidate will bring to the position a relevant and innovative research agenda in the area of Digital Humanities and will be able to teach within the programs of Media Studies. The candidate will be especially interested in the critical study, development and application of digital research methods, techniques and tools. In the study of information and media (broadly understood as books, artworks, audio-visual media and digital media), digital research materials are evolving in spectacular fashion, leading to new research affordances that require a critical approach to media as information, as well as to how digital media structure the reuse and interpretation of born-digital and historical data.
28 October 2016, Music Cognition Reading GroupTitle: Discussing "The evolution of popular music: USA 1960--2010"Date & Time: Friday 28 October 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
We will discuss a paper by Mauch et al. who used music information retrieval as well as text-mining techniques to investigate the evolution of American pop music.
28 October 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Aybüke OzgunSpeaker: Aybüke OzgunTitle: ustified Belief, Knowledge and the Topology of EvidenceDate & Time: Friday 28 October 2016, 15:00-16:15Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
27 October 2016, Executive Board Q&A session at Science ParkDate & Time: Thursday 27 October 2016, 13:00-14:00Location: Academische Kwartier, coffee bar, main hall Science Park 904Target audience: Students and staff
Students and staff are welcome to join this informal meeting with the Executive Board.
27 October 2016, NWO lecture on NWO's new open access policyDate & Time: Thursday 27 October 2016, 12:00-13:00Location: HvA, Wibauthuis, room WBH 02A30, Wibautstraat 3, Amsterdam
The importance of and interest in open access is growing. It enables fast, efficient and accessible dissemination of academic knowledge. This lecture focuses on the vision and efforts of NWO in accelerating the transition to open access (including subsidies for flipping journals) will be discussed. The new NWO open access policy: what is it? How can researchers comply with this new policy and, last but not least, what’s in it for them?For more information, see uba.uva.nl/en/news/upcoming-events/content/events/2016/10/open-access-week-2016.html.
27 October 2016, Symposium on Congenital AmusiaDate & Time: Thursday 27 October 2016, 11:00-17:30Location: University library, Belle van Zuylenzaal, Singel 425, Amsterdam
On October 27, 2016 we will have a symposium on congenital amusia. Congenital amusia is a neuro-developmental disorder that is neither caused by insufficient exposure to music, nor by a hearing deficiency, brain damage or intellectual impairment. People with congenital amusia (amusics) face lifelong impairments in the musical domain (music often causes discomfort to them). They cannot detect a pitch difference between two adjacent tones if this difference is one semitone or less.
26 October 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Yde VenemaSpeaker: Yde VenemaTitle: Some model theory for the modal mu-calculusDate & Time: Wednesday 26 October 2016, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
26 October 2016, Two lectures on Dutch open access negotiation with publishersDate & Time: Wednesday 26 October 2016, 12:00-13:00Location: UvA/FNWI, Science Park
During the international open access week, held from Monday 24 until Thursday 27 October, we will pay attention to the transition of traditional journals and publications to open access.
We have invited two members of the Dutch open access negotiation team, who negotiated (on behalf of the VSNU) about open access with Elsevier, ACS, Springer, Wiley, etc. They will share their views, elucidate their intentions and the decisions that have been made so far, such as the type of agreement (free, discount, or vouchers) and in some cases the selection of journal titles. The audience is invited to share their opinion and views on these topics.For more information, see uba.uva.nl/en/news/upcoming-events/content/events/2016/10/open-access-week-2016.html.
20 October 2016, CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture Series, Henkjan HoningSpeaker: Henkjan HoningTitle: What makes us musical animalsDate & Time: Tuesday 20 October 2016, 16:30Location: Tanna Schulich Hall, Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal
For more information, see http://www.cirmmt.org/activities/distinguished-lectures/copy_of_vorlander
19 October 2016, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Fedor PakhomovSpeaker: Fedor PakhomovTitle: Transitive modal logics and second-order theoriesDate & Time: Wednesday 19 October 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Zaal 012, Drift 23, Utrecht
17 October 2016, AUC Logic Lectures, Ulle EndrissSpeaker: Ulle EndrissTitle: Judgment AggregationDate & Time: Monday 17 October 2016, 18:00-19:00Location: AUC Common Room
Abstract: This lecture will be an introduction to the theory of judgment aggregation (JA). JA deals with the problem of combining the views of several individual agents regarding the truth of a number of propositions, expressed in the language of logic, into a single such view that appropriately reflects the stance of the group as a whole. Applications of JA range from aggregating the opinions of several judges in a court of law into a single legal opinion, all the way to aggregating information received from several autonomous software agents in the context of distributed computing systems.For more information, see www.auc.nl/news-events/events-and-lectures/upcoming-events-and-lectures/item/auc-logic-lectures-ulle-endriss-2016.html or contact Dora Achourioti at t.achourioti at uva.nl.
14 October 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hans van DitmarchSpeaker: Hans van Ditmarch (LORIA, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy)Title: Epistemic Gossip ProtocolsDate & Time: Friday 14 October 2016, 16:15-17:30Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
14 October 2016, DIP Colloquium, Elizabeth CoppockSpeaker: Elizabeth Coppock (Gothenburg)Title: 'The X' Files: Deriving familiarity conditions on definites from uniquenessDate & Time: Friday 14 October 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
14 October 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Malvin GattingerSpeaker: Malvin Gattinger (ILLC, Amsterdam)Title: Knowing Values and Public InspectionDate & Time: Friday 14 October 2016, 15:00-16:15Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
13 October 2016, ILLC Current Affairs MeetingDate & Time: Thursday 13 October 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about various issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and / or the Master of Logic programme. All ILLC staff, PhD students and guests are invited to attend.For more information, contact illc at uva.nl.
11 October 2016, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Ronald de HaanSpeaker: Ronald de Haan (Vienna & ILLC)Title: The Complexity of Manipulating the Kemeny Judgment Aggregation ProcedureDate & Time: Tuesday 11 October 2016, 16:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
5 October 2016, PhD dayDate & Time: Wednesday 5 October 2016, 11:00-12:30Target audience: all ILLC PhD candidates
On October 5, the PhD Council will hold another PhD day. At this event, the PhD candidates are informed about the current activities of the council and potential issues raised among the PhDs are discussed. At the same time, we will welcome the newcomers. All PhD candidates are invited. It will be followed by a lunch at Maslow.For more information, contact Arnold Kochari at a.kochari at uva.nl.
1 October 2016, Open Day Amsterdam Science Park, Amsterdam Science Park, AmsterdamDate: Saturday 1 October 2016Location: Amsterdam Science Park, Amsterdam
On Saturday, 1 October 2016, from 12:00 to 17:00, the organisations based at Amsterdam Science Park will hold their annual Open Day featuring a mix of activities suitable for all ages.
For more information, see http://www.amsterdamsciencepark.nl/about-amsterdam-science-park/open-dag/
30 September 2016, COOL, Melina MendozaSpeaker: Melina MendozaTitle: Who is Sherlock Holmes?Date & Time: Friday 30 September 2016, 18:30-19:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Who is Sherlock Holmes? Can we even talk about identifying him? The often quoted example by Frege about identity “The evening star is the morning star” has the particularity that it refers to something that is actual and exists in the real world. If venus was fictional, could we still refer to it in the same way? What is true in a fiction to begin with? It can be said that it depends on the fictional context, or as we will refer to it, the Canon.
30 September 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Fengkui JuSpeaker: Fengkui Ju (Beijing Normal University)Title: Everything be in order until I get back!Date & Time: Friday 30 September 2016, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
30 September 2016, Music Cognition Reading GroupTitle: Music Cognition Reading Group: Melodic expectation and expressive timingDate & Time: Friday 30 September 2016, 15:00-16:30Location: Room F3.20, KdvI, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
We'll discuss a paper by Gingras et al. (2015), titled "Linking Melodic Expectation to Expressive Performance Timing and Perceived Musical Tension".For more information, see musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com.
28 September 2016, A|C seminar, Grigory OlkhovikovSpeaker: Grigory OlkhovikovTitle: On generalized Van-Benthem-type characterizationsDate & Time: Wednesday 28 September 2016, 16:00Location: Science Park 107, room F1.15.
27 September 2016, Logic Tea, Bastiaan van der WeijSpeaker: Bastiaan van der WeijTitle: A probabilistic model of the perception of rhythmic structure in musicDate & Time: Tuesday 27 September 2016, 17:00-18:00Location: Room 1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, please visit the website
Thomas Brochhagen (t.s.brochhagen at uva.nl), Bonan Zhao (bonan.zhao at student.uva.nl), or Julian Schloder (julian.schloeder at gmail.com).
27 September 2016, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Douwe KielaSpeaker: Douwe Kiela (Cambridge)Title: Grounding Semantics in Perceptual ModalitiesDate & Time: Tuesday 27 September 2016, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
23 September 2016, DIP Colloquium, Wataru UegakiSpeaker: Wataru Uegaki (Leiden University)Title: Comparing non-reductive theories of question-embeddingDate & Time: Friday 23 September 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
23 September 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Tao GuSpeaker: Tao GuTitle: “Knowing value” logic as a normal modal logicDate & Time: Friday 23 September 2016, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
19 September 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Branden FitelsonSpeaker: Branden Fitelson (Northeastern University, Boston)Title: Two New(ish) Triviality Results for Indicative ConditionalsDate & Time: Monday 19 September 2016, 11:00-12:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 September 2016, COOL, Natalia PhilippovaSpeaker: Natalia PhilippovaTitle: Sex and Syntax (Talking about the effect of language on thought in a post-Sapir-and-Whorf world)Date & Time: Friday 16 September 2016, 18:30Location: tbc
Cool Logic has gone through some changes with a new name COOL.
COOL. is a biweekly student seminar organised by master's students, with talks given by master's students.
13 September 2016, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Barbara PlankSpeaker: Barbara Plank (Groningen)Date & Time: Tuesday 13 September 2016, 16:00Location: Room TBA, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
12 September 2016, Vossius Seminar on the History of Informatics and PsychometricsTitle: Two lectures by Jos Baeten (ILLC & CWI) and Lisa Wijsen (Faculty of Social Sciences)Date & Time: Monday 12 September 2016, 15:00-17:00Location: Belle van Zuylenzaal, University Library Universiteitsbibliotheek, Singel 425, Amsterdam
The forthcoming Vossius Seminar on 12 September will feature two talks by Jos Baeten and Lisa Wijsen.
9 September 2016, DIP Colloquium, Michael KremerSpeaker: Michael Kremer (University of Chicago)Title: Ryle's 'Intellectualist Legend' in Historical ContextDate & Time: Friday 9 September 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
6 September 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), CancelledSpeaker: Hans van DitmarschTitle: Epistemic Gossip ProtocolsDate & Time: Tuesday 6 September 2016, 12:30-14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
2 September 2016, drinks with pizza, welcoming the new MoL students and PhD candidatesDate & Time: Friday 2 September 2016, 17:00Location: Tent outside PolderTarget audience: The ILLC communityFor more information, contact Tanja Kassenaar at t.kassenaar at uva.nl.
29 July 2016, Dutch Social Choice ColloquiumDate & Time: Friday 29 July 2016, 10:30 - 18:00Location: Seminar Room C-1.03, Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht
1 July 2016, Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici)Date & Time: Friday 1 July 2016, 09:00-16:45Location: NWO Java building, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, 2593 CE, The Hague
On Friday 1 July NWO is organising an information meeting for researchers that want to apply for a Veni, Vidi or Vici grant. Practical information will be given and laureates, selection committee members and NWO coordinators will share their experiences. The morning programme is for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the afternoon programme is for the Natural Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. The meetings will be held in English.
For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/calendar/2016/
1 July 2016, Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici)Date: Friday 1 July 2016Location: NWO Java building, Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 300, 2593 CE, The Hague
NWO organises information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO coordinators and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a question and answer session. The meetings are in English. The next information meeting will be held on 1 July.
For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/Talent+Scheme/
28-29 June 2016, Workshop "Reasoning in Conceptual Spaces"Date: 28-29 June 2016Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Funded by the Volkswagen foundation and hosted by the ILLC, talks (but not the closed group work-sessions) are open to interested researchers. Please e-mail frank.zenker at fil.lu.se before 20 June if you'd like to attend any of the talks.
For more information and a programme, see https://conceptualspaces360.wordpress.com/events/.
27 June 2016, Opening Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and SciencesDate & Time: Monday 27 June 2016, 15:00-18:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231, 1012 EZ Amsterdam
The Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences will be officially opened on Monday 27 June, 15.00h-18.00h, at the place where G. Vossius held his inaugural lecture in 1632.
Speakers include Dymph van den Boom, Frank van Vree, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Haun Saussy, Joep Leerssen, Julia Kursell, Jeroen van Dongen and Rens Bod. The afternoon will be concluded with the presentation of the new journal "History of Humanities". All those interested are cordially invited to attend the opening. Full program follows soon.
Since places are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis, please register as early as possible (no later than 15 May).
For more information, see http://vossius.uva.nl/news-and-events/componenten-midden/news/news/content/
24 June 2016, The Amsterdam Flux FestivalDate: Friday 24 June 2016Location: Science Park, Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Science Park community celebrates the summer this month, with the second edition of the Flux Festival. Coinciding with the traditional Midsummer's Day, the festival takes place on Friday, 24th June, and is open to everyone who works, studies or lives at the park. The event begins at 4pm and includes a beach volleyball tournament, sport clinics, DJs, live music, a barbecue and more. Read the latest news on the festival here, and see you there!
For more information, see http://www.amsterdamsciencepark.nl/index.php?id=198
21 June 2016, Information Session on ERC GrantsDate: Thursday 21 June 2016Location: Jaarbeurs MeetUp, Beatrixgebouw, Utrecht, Netherlands
Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) support individual researchers of any nationality and age who wish to pursue their frontier research. In particular, the ERC encourages proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches. ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by starting and established researchers - the sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence.
To gain an overall view of the rules and possibilities, we cordially invite you to an ERC information session. During this session, your National Contact Points will inform you of the possible type of grants, the rules for participation and the evaluation process. In addition a member of an evaluation panel will tell you about his/her experience with evaluating ERC proposals (TBC) and an ERC grant holder will share his tips and tricks.
For more information, see http://english.rvo.nl/news/events/information-session-erc-grants-0
22 June 2016, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Fabio PasqualiSpeaker: Fabio PasqualiTitle: Choice in triposesDate & Time: Wednesday 22 June 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Room 610 of the Mathematics (Hans Freudenthal) building, Budapestlaan 6, Utrecht
Maietti and Rosolini generalized the notion of exact completion of a category with finite limits to that of elementary quotient completion of hyperdoctrines. A hyperdoctrine will be denoted by (C,P) and can be thought of as a many-sorted logic P where sorts are objects of the category C. The elementary quotient completion of (C,P), denoted by (Cq,Pq), is a new hyperdoctrine whose base Cq is closed under effective quotients of equivalence relations expressed in the logic of Pq.
In this talk we focus on triposes, a special class of hyperdoctrines, introduced in by Hyland, Johnstone and Pitts with the purpose (among others) of freely creating an elementary topos out of any given tripos. This mentioned construction is known under the name of tripos-to-topos construction. We characterize when the tripos-to-topos construction factors through an elementary quotient completion. We will show that this happens if and only if the starting tripos validates a form of choice, which we call rule of epsilon choice as it is inspired by Hilbert's epsilon operator.
For abstracts and more information, see http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html or contact Benno van den Berg (bennovdberg at gmail.com).
22 June 2016, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Bruno LoffSpeaker: Bruno Loff (Prague)Title: Some new results on the communication complexity of compositionDate & Time: Wednesday 22 June 2016, 15:00-16:00Location: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
21-23 June 2016, Tutorial "Definability and Complexity of Counting Logics"Speaker: Anuj Dawar (Cambridge)Date: 21-23 June 2016Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Anuj Dawar, who is visiting from Cambridge, will give a three-part tutorial on 'Definability and Complexity of Counting Logics'.
Part 1 (21 June 13:00-15:00) covers first-order logic with counting, fixed-point logic with counting, relations to complexity, and definability of constraint satisfaction problems.
Literature: Albert Atserias, Andrei A. Bulatov, Anuj Dawar: Affine systems of equations and counting infinitary logic. Theor. Comput. Sci. 410(18): 1666-1683 (2009)
Part 2 (22 June 13:00-15:00) covers combinatorial optimization problems and their linear programming relaxations and issues of symmetry and definability.
Literature: Matthew Anderson, Anuj Dawar, Bjarki Holm, Solving Linear Programs without Breaking Abstractions, J. ACM 62(6): 48 (2015)
Part 3 (23 June 11:00-14:00) covers the relationship between definability and circuit complexity for first-order logic, fixed-point logic and counting logics.For more information, please contact bloewe at science.uva.nl
Literature: Matthew Anderson, Anuj Dawar: On Symmetric Circuits and Fixed-Point Logics. STACS 2014: 41-52
17 June 2016, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2016, Science Park 107, AmsterdamDate & Time: Friday 17 June 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: 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.
All are welcome, including MoL students.
Note that this is different date than was communicated before, i.e., the 24th of June. That date clashed with other events. We therefore decided to move the ILLC colloquium to the 17th of June.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/Midsummernight2016/
17 June 2016, CWI-DIAMANT Seminar Combinatorics and Optimization, Joe Halpern (Cornell University)Speaker: Joe Halpern (Cornell University)Title: Decision theory with resource-bounded agentsDate & Time: Friday 17 June 2016, 15:00Location: CWI room L016, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
10 June 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Eric PacuitSpeaker: Eric Pacuit (Maryland)Title: Interpreting mistakes in games: From beliefs about mistakes to mistaken beliefsDate & Time: Friday 10 June 2016, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 June 2016, Music Cognition Reading Group, Romke RouwSpeaker: Romke RouwTitle: Individual Differences in Sensations.Date & Time: Friday 10 June 2016, 15:00-16:30Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Dr. Romke Rouw will give a talk on synesthesia titled Individual Differences in perception. For an extensive abstract, see: https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/
For more information, see https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/
10 June 2016, APES Symposium with Lisa Herzog (Frankfurt) and Harold Kincaid (Cape Town)Date & Time: Friday 10 June 2016, 10:30-13:00Location: Facultyroom 1.17, Oude Turfmarkt 147, Amsterdam
7 June 2016, The musical brain: Beat, rhythm, and timingDate & Time: Tuesday 7 June 2016, 14:00-17:00 hLocation: Doelenzaal (C0.07), Singel 425, AmsterdamCosts: Free
When we hear music, we often tap our feet, dance together or play and sing together. In order to do this, we need to be able to synchronize our behavior to the regular beat that is often present in music. This seems an easy task, but how do our brains accomplish this? Can everyone do this? And is this specific to humans?
This workshop on beat perception is organised on the occasion of the PhD defense of Fleur Bouwer on June 8. Distinguished international speakers will discuss several aspects of beat perception and prediction. Topics range from the role of the motor system in beat perception, to beat perception in non-human animals and timing and predictions in the human brain.
For more information on the workshop, see http://www.fleurbouwer.nl/workshop
3 June 2016, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Karin KukkonenSpeaker: Karin KukkonenTitle: Probability Designs: Literature and Predictive ProcessingDate & Time: Friday 3 June 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: OMHP room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
3 June 2016, Dutch Social Choice Colloquium, Antoinette Baujard, Markus Brill, Harrie de SwartSpeaker: Antoinette Baujard, Markus Brill, Harrie de SwartDate & Time: Friday 3 June 2016, 14:00-17:30Location: Room C1-4, Theil Building, Campus Woudenstein, Erasmus University Rotterdam
This edition of the Dutch Social Choice Colloquium will feature invited talks by Harrie de Swart (Rotterdam) Antoinette Baujard (Lyon) and Markus Brill (Oxford) on majority measures, evaluative voting and approval-based committee voting. All welcome.
2 June 2016, Information meeting: European consortium grantsDate & Time: Thursday 2 June 2016, 15:00-17:00Location: OMHP Room C3.23C, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
The Grant Team organises an information meeting on European consortium grants, ie. funding schemes for projects to be carried out by international consortia. Confirmed speakers are Wim Hupperetz, Julia Noordegraaf and Ronald Pfau; they will speak about (inter alia) the Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks, the Horizon2020 funding scheme (in particular Societal Challenge 6: 'Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies') and best practices regarding networking in 'Europe' and forming fruitful international connections. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday 2 June at 15.00-17.00, Oudemanhuispoort room C3.23. All are welcome; please send an e-mail to subsidie-fgw at uva.nl if you are planning to attend.
For more information, see https://medewerker.uva.nl/en/humanities/a-z/a-z/a-z/content/folder-2/grant-team/
2 June 2016, BroadSem Kick-off WorkshopDate: Thursday 2 June 2016Location: Nina van Leerzaal, Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 129, Amsterdam
Kick-off workshop for the ERC grant "BroadSem: Broad Coverage Semantic Parsing" on June 2 in central Amsterdam (Allard Pierson Museum). Besides semantic parsing, we will also look into related problems and methods in natural language understanding. We have a great set of guest speakers including Guillaume Bouchard (UCL), Mirella Lapata (Edinburgh), Dan Roth (UIUC) and Nathan Schneider (GWU). Free sign-up!
For more information, see https://broadsem.wordpress.com/
1-15 June 2016, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Eric PacuitSpeaker: Eric Pacuit (Maryland)Title: Lecture Series "Neighborhood Semantics for Modal Logic"Date & Time: 1-15 June 2016, 14:00-15:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
27 May 2016, DIP Colloquium, Lavinia Picollo & Thomas SchindlerSpeaker: Lavinia Picollo (MCMP Munich) & Thomas Schindler (Cambridge)Title: The expressive function of truthDate & Time: Friday 27 May 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
27 May 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hein DuijfSpeaker: Hein DuijfTitle: Cooperative Rationality: beyond team reasoningDate & Time: Friday 27 May 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
26 May 2016, Cool Logic, Levin Hornischer and Stella MoonSpeaker: Levin Hornischer and Stella MoonTitle: Hamkins' proof that every function can be computableDate & Time: Thursday 26 May 2016, 16:30Location: F1.15 Seminar Room, Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD candidates
Cool Logic has gone through some changes with a new name COOL.
COOL. is a biweekly student seminar organised by master's students, with talks given by master's students.
24 May 2016, Training voor promovendi: Launch your CareerDate & Time: Tuesday 24 May 2016, 14:00Location: Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Around 70% of all PhD students will pursue a career outside academia after their defense. The UvA wishes to prepare PhD students for a successfull career. This English training is intended to help in this regard.
There will be 4 meetings in total, on May 24th, June 7th, June 28th and July 12th
Registration for this training is open until 17 May 2016. For more information, see https://medewerker.uva.nl/fnwi/actueel/agenda/agenda/agenda/content/folder-2/
20 May 2016, Cool Logic, Dan Frumin and Guillaume MassasSpeaker: Dan Frumin and Guillaume MassasTitle: The one and only diagonal argumentDate & Time: Friday 20 May 2016, 17:30-18:30Location: F1.15 ILLC seminar room, Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD candidates
In this talk we would like to present the Lawvere's fixed point theorem, which is a generalisation of the Cantor-Russell-Turing-Gödel argument in a sufficiently nice category. We will show how it implies straightforwardly Cantor's theorem and Russell's paradox, various versions of the Liar paradox. With a bit of work we will deduce Tarski's result about the undefinability of truth and Gödel's incompleteness theorem, as well as results from computability theory, such as the undecidability of the halting problem and the existence of fixed point combinators in λ-calculus.
20 May 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Benjamin Icard & Markus PfundsteinSpeaker: Benjamin Icard (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris) & Markus PfundsteinTitle: The 'Surprise Deception Paradox': a conceptual and logical insight into veridical deception / A Framework for modelling knowledge about Wireless Sensor Networks using Dynamic Epistemic LogicDate & Time: Friday 20 May 2016, 13:00-15:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
19 May 2016, AUC Logic Lectures, Jan van Eijck (CWI and ILLC)Speaker: Jan van Eijck (CWI and ILLC)Title: Logic and ActionDate & Time: Thursday 19 May 2016, 18:00-19:00Location: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam
An action is something that takes place in the world, and that makes a
difference to what the world looks like. Thus, actions are maps from
states of the world to new states of the world. Actions can be of
various kinds. The action of spilling coffee changes the state of
your trousers. The action of telling a lie to your friend changes your
friend's state of mind (and maybe the state of your soul). The action
of multiplying two numbers changes the state of certain registers in
your computer. Despite the differences between these various kinds of
actions, we will see that they can all be covered under the same
For more information, contact t.achourioti at uva.nl
19 May 2016, Theoretical Computer Science Seminar, Steve HomerSpeaker: Steve Homer (Boston U)Title: Automatically Scalable ComputationDate & Time: Thursday 19 May 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: CWI room L017, Science Park 123, Amsterdam
A system is proposed which speeds up some computations by taking advantage of current large, fast memory in order to efficiently store and recall relevant computational histories. The system automatically exploits predicted patterns in a computation in order to accelerate computation when it can. Our goal is to quantify the specific speed-ups that can be achieved and to provide lower bounds indicating the limits of our approach.
17 May 2016, Celebratory workshop on the occasion of Jouko Vaananen's retirement, Bungehuis room 0.04, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT, AmsterdamDate: Tuesday 17 May 2016Location: Bungehuis room 0.04, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT, Amsterdam
In December 2015 Jouko Väänänen formally retired from the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). Despite the fact that Jouko will maintain his ties to the ILLC, we nevertheless take the opportunity to organise a small workshop in Jouko's honour.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/Vaananen65/
13 May 2016, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Jubin AbutelabSpeaker: Jubin AbutelabTitle: Neural Consequences of BilingualismDate & Time: Friday 13 May 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: OMHP room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
13 May 2016, DIP Colloquium, Bjørn JespersenSpeaker: Bjørn Jespersen (Barcelona)Title: A critique of act theories of propositions and predicationDate & Time: Friday 13 May 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
13 May 2016, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Guido BacciagaluppiSpeaker: Guido Bacciagaluppi (Utrecht)Title: Von Neumannâ€™s no-Hidden-Variables Theorem (and Hermannâ€™s Critique)Date & Time: Friday 13 May 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
13 May 2016, Studies of Mathematical and Logical Practice guest lecture, Anika DreherSpeaker: Anika Dreher (Kiel)Title: Teachers' professional knowledge and noticing: The case of multiple representations in the mathematics classroomDate & Time: Friday 13 May 2016, 13:00-15:00Location: Room G2.13, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
This is a guest lecture given as part of the course "Studies of Mathematical and Logical Practice". For more information, see here or http://www.math.uni-hamburg.de/home/loewe/2015-16-II/SMLP.html.
12 May 2016, Valedictory Lecture, Martin StokhofSpeaker: Martin StokhofTitle: "Iets met mensen": filosofische ervaringenDate & Time: Thursday 12 May 2016, 15:00Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
On Thursday, May 12th Professor Dr. Martin Stokhof will retire as professor of Philosophy of language, a position he has held since 1998. His valedictory lecture will take place in the Aula of the University and will start at 15:00 am (exactly). The aula will be open from 14.30.
Professors are invited to take part in the procession dressed in toga. From 14:30 you can use the entrance at Handboogstraat 6.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/agenda/alle-evenementen/content8/lezingen/2016/ or contact illc at uva.nl
10 May 2016, Logic Tea, Robert WhiteSpeaker: Robert WhiteTitle: Robot Ethical Training with Dynamic Ethical Preference LogicDate & Time: Tuesday 10 May 2016, 17:15-18:15Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 May 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Tomáš Jakl (Charles University Prague, University of Birmingham)Speaker: Tomáš Jakl (Charles University Prague, University of Birmingham)Title: Bitopology and four-valued logicDate & Time: Wednesday 4 May 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
29 April 2016, Music Cognition Reading GroupTitle: Neural networks for beat perception in musical rhythmDate & Time: Friday 29 April 2016, 15:00-16:30Location: Room A1.06, FNWI, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
We will discuss a paper by Ed Large, Jorge Herrera, and Marc Velasco: Neural networks for beat perception in musical rhythm (http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2015.00159). This is a hypothesis and theory paper on the neural basis of rhythm perception.
For more information, see https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/
29 April 2016, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Rohit ParikhSpeaker: Rohit ParikhTitle: Influencing behavior by influencing beliefsDate & Time: Friday 29 April 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
28 April 2016, APES - Philosophy of Science Seminar, F.A. MullerSpeaker: F.A. Muller (Erasmus and Utrecht University)Title: Structural Explanation: What It Could BeDate & Time: Thursday 28 April 2016, 16:00-18:00Location: Facultyroom 1.17, Oude Turfmarkt 147, Amsterdam
26 April 2016, Logic Tea, Philip SchulzSpeaker: Philip SchulzTitle: Doing Bayesian InferenceDate & Time: Tuesday 26 April 2016, 17:00-19:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
22 April 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Rohit ParikhSpeaker: Rohit ParikhTitle: An Epistemic Generalization of RationalizabilityDate & Time: Friday 22 April 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
22 April 2016, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Jon WilliamsonSpeaker: Jon WilliamsonTitle: Inductive Logic for Automated Decision MakingDate & Time: Friday 22 April 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
22-25 April 2016, Celebratory events in honour of Albert Visser on the occasion of his retirement, Auditorium, University Hall, Utrecht University & Academiegebouw, Utrecht UniversityDate: 22-25 April 2016Location: Auditorium, University Hall, Utrecht University & Academiegebouw, Utrecht University
In the spring of 2016 Prof. Albert Visser (Philosophy) will retire. He has been a professor in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics at Utrecht University for more than a decade. Since September 2015 he is also a Faculty Professor at the Faculty of Humanities. There will be two days of celebrations in honour of his long and distinguished career. Registration is now open.
There are two events. On 22 April there will be a workshop dedicated to his scientific work, with speakers from the various areas that Visser has contributed to. This event will take place in the Kanunnikenzaal of the University Hall (Academiegebouw).
On 25 April there will be an afternoon of celebratory speeches by colleagues (starting at 13:00), followed by Albert's retirement speech in the Auditorium of the University Hall and a reception. The valedictory lecture of Prof. Visser will be at 16:00.
For more information regarding 22 April, see http://www.uu.nl/en/events/retirement-albert-visser-register-now.
For information regarding 25 April and to register for the events, see http://forms.wp.hum.uu.nl/registration-retirement-albert-visser/
20 April 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Serafina Lapenta (University of Salerno)Speaker: Serafina Lapenta (University of Salerno)Title: MV-algebras and the Pierce-Birkhoff conjectureDate & Time: Wednesday 20 April 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
15 April 2016, DIP Colloquium, Donka FarkasSpeaker: Donka Farkas (University of California, Santa Cruz)Title: The interpretation of declaratives and interrogatives: How semantics and conventions of use divide laborDate & Time: Friday 15 April 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
15 April 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jeffrey M. KeislerSpeaker: Jeffrey M. Keisler (UMass Boston)Title: Observing, reporting and deciding in networks of agents.Date & Time: Friday 15 April 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
12 April 2016, Logic Tea, Luca IncurvatiSpeaker: Luca IncurvatiTitle: Is Negation in Denial?Date & Time: Tuesday 12 April 2016, 17:00-18:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 April 2016, Cool Logic, Bonan ZhaoSpeaker: Bonan Zhao (ILLC)Title: Paradoxes in Chinese Logic: Name, Category, and ArgumentationDate & Time: Friday 8 April 2016, 18:00-19:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
8 April 2016, Ace Venture Lab presentationDate & Time: Friday 8 April 2016, 17:00-17:30Location: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
ACE Venture Lab is an initiative by the Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship (ACE) to propel science and tech based startups to create new jobs and economic prosperity in the Amsterdam region. ACE is a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) and the Amsterdam School of Arts (AHK). ACE stimulates entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behavior by students and performs research towards successful entrepreneurship.
On Friday 8 April 2016, a representative of Ace Ventures Lab will come to the ILLC to present their activities, in particular the Bootcamp - a fully sponsored intensive training program for researchers, senior scientists and MSc students.
For more information, see http://www.ace-venturelab.org/
8 April 2016, ACLC Seminar, Naomi FeldmanSpeaker: Naomi FeldmanTitle: How phonetic learners should use their inputDate & Time: Friday 8 April 2016, 15:15-16:30Location: Rooim 4.04, PC Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam
Children have impressive statistical learning abilities. In phonetic category acquisition, for example, they are sensitive to the distributional properties of sounds in their input. However, knowing that children have statistical learning abilities is only a small part of understanding how they make use of their input during language acquisition. This work uses Bayesian models to examine three basic assumptions that go into statistical learning theories: the structure of learners' hypothesis space, the way in which input data are sampled, and the features of the input that learners attend to. Simulations show that although a naive view of statistical learning may not support robust phonetic category acquisition, there are several ways in which learners can potentially benefit by leveraging the rich statistical structure of their input.
For more information, see http://aclc.uva.nl/news-and-events/events/aclc-smart-seminar/all-events/ or http://ling.umd.edu/~nhf/
8 April 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Elias TsakasSpeaker: Elias Tsakas (Maastricht)Title: Reasonable doubt revisitedDate & Time: Friday 8 April 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
7 April 2016, APES - Philosophy of Science Seminar, Paul RothSpeaker: Paul Roth (California-Santa Cruz)Title: Evaluating Narrative ExplanationsDate & Time: Thursday 7 April 2016, 16:00-18:00Location: Facultyroom 1.17, Oude Turfmarkt 147, Amsterdam
For more information see http://www.uva.nl/disciplines/wijsbegeerte/home/componenten-middenkolom/agenda/ or contact Federica Russo (f.russo at uva.nl) or Lukas Verburgt L.M.Verburgt at uva.nl).
Paul Roth's paper is available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4GjsgXG01qsSmFfeGZSbm1NUnc.
5 April 2016, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Iacer CalixtoSpeaker: Iacer Calixto (Dublin)Title: Incorporating Translational Evidence in Multilingual and Multimodal EmbeddingsDate & Time: Tuesday 5 April 2016, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
1 April 2016, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting, ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, AmsterdamDate & Time: Friday 1 April 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: ILLC Common room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
As in the previous editions, the purpose of this meeting is to inform you about various issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and / or the Master of Logic programme. All ILLC staff, PhD students and guests are invited to attend. Drinks will be served afterwards (also in the ILLC Common Room).
For more information, contact illc at uva.nl
1 April 2016, Music Cognition Reading GroupTitle: Is birdsong like speech or like music?Date & Time: Friday 1 April 2016, 14:30-16:00Location: Room F2.01, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
We'll discuss a recent paper by Bregman et al. (2016): "Songbirds use spectral shape, not pitch, for sound pattern recognition". For a good introduction to the topic, see Shannon (in press): "Is Birdsong more like speech or music?".
For more information, see https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/
1 April 2016, Dutch Social Choice ColloquiumSpeaker: Hannu Nurmi, Ali Ihsan Ozkes, Daniele PorelloDate & Time: Friday 1 April 2016, 14:00-17:00Location: Belle van Zuylenzaal (C1.13), University Library, Singel 425, Amsterdam
This edition of the Dutch Social Choice Colloquium will feature invited talks by Hannu Nurmi (Turku), Ali Ihsan Ozkes (Marseille), and Daniele Porello (Trento) on voting paradoxes, behavioural assumptions in models of strategic thinking, and a cognitively inspired approach to deliberation. All welcome.
1 April 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Nils BullingSpeaker: Nils Bulling (TU Delft)Title: Agents with Truly Perfect RecallDate & Time: Friday 1 April 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
30 March 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Sam van Gool (City College of New York and ILLC)Speaker: Sam van Gool (City College of New York and ILLC)Date & Time: Wednesday 30 March 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
29 March 2016, CLClab Seminar, Willemijn van WoerkomSpeaker: Willemijn van WoerkomTitle: Modelling the Visual Number Sense Using a Deep Generative Neural NetworkDate & Time: Tuesday 29 March 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Willem Zuidema
The title of my research, and my talk, is "Modelling the Visual Number Sense Using a Deep Generative Neural Network". For my research project I have replicated a study done in 2012 by Stoianov and Zorzi: "Emergence of a 'visual number sense' in hierarchical generative models"(http://cognitrn.psych.indiana.edu/rgoldsto/courses/cogscilearning/). The authors trained two stacked Restricted Boltzmann Machines on reproducing simple binary images containing varying numbers of rectangular objects. After training, this model was able to sustain numerosity estimation by linear classifiers fed with its output. I have not been able to replicate all their results, and offer the likely causes for this.For more information, please contact rgalhama at uva.nl
24 March 2016, Spinoza Lecture, Jonathan LearSpeaker: Jonathan LearTitle: The Unconscious and the Meaning of LifeDate & Time: Thursday 24 March 2016, 20:15-22:00Location: Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/events/events-calendar/item/
22 March 2016, Workshop on Logical Dynamics of Social Influence and Information ChangeDate & Time: Tuesday 22 March 2016, 14:00-18:00Location: OMHP Room C1.23, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, AmsterdamCosts: free
The workshop will address a number of new developments in which formal methods are used to model phenomena that play a central role in epistemic-social contexts. In particular we focus on modeling agents' epistemic and doxastic attitudes, the change of such attitudes as well as their communication-based interactions.
The following two themes will receive special attention: The first theme refers to the concept of social influence. In this context we use logic to model the spread of opinions, the exchange of information and the distribution of behavior in a social network. The second theme refers to the logical mechanism of information change as triggered by events, such as e.g. observations, communication as well as steps of logical inference.
The workshop is associated with the PhD defence of Zoé Christoff. Speakers will include Johan van Benthem, Jan van Eijck, Davide Grossi, Fenrong Liu, Olivier Roy, Frank Veltman and Zoé Christoff.
For more information, see https://ldsiic.wordpress.com/
22 March 2016, Cross-linguistic semantics (XLSX) colloquium, Matthias Passer (ACLC)Speaker: Matthias Passer (ACLC)Title: The Semanticity of Nominal Classification Devices: Introducing a Quantificational AccountDate & Time: Tuesday 22 March 2016, 14:00-15:30Location: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Abstract and directions are available from the new cross-linguistic semantics website at https://sites.google.com/site/crosslinguisticsemanticsxlsx/home/future-events. For more information, contact Maria Aloni at m.d.aloni at uva.nl
18 March 2016, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Niels TaatgenSpeaker: Niels Taatgen (Groningen)Title: The Distracted MindDate & Time: Friday 18 March 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: OMHP room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
18 March 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yves BouchardSpeaker: Yves Bouchard (Sherbrooke)Title: Logic and Epistemic Contexts.Date & Time: Friday 18 March 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
17 March 2016, Colloquium on Mathematical Logic, Matteo AcclavioSpeaker: Matteo AcclavioTitle: A proof of coherence for symmetric monoidal categories using rewritingDate & Time: Thursday 17 March 2016, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For abstracts and more information, see http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~ooste110/seminar.html or contact Benno van den Berg (bennovdberg at gmail.com).
16 March 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Mohamed Khaled (Central European University, Budapest)Speaker: Mohamed Khaled (Central European University, Budapest)Title: Investigations on Gödel's incompleteness properties for guarded fragment and other decidable versions of FOLDate & Time: Wednesday 16 March 2016, 13:30-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
14 March 2016, AUC Logic Lectures, Sonja SmetsSpeaker: Sonja SmetsTitle: Quantum Logic in ActionDate & Time: Monday 14 March 2016, 18:00-19:00Location: AUC common room, Science Park 113, Amsterdam
Abstract: In this presentation I address the old question on whether a logical understanding of Quantum Mechanics requires abandoning some of the principles of classical logic. My answer to this question is "no". The argument is based on insights from the recently-developed setting of Dynamic Quantum Logic in which we can explicitly refer to the operational meaning of quantum-mechanical concepts. I use this setting to show that the correct interpretation of quantum-logical connectives is dynamical, rather than purely propositional. This allows me to argue for the fact that there is no contradiction between classical logic and (the dynamic reinterpretation of) quantum logic. Overall, in this talk I show how logic can handle informational processes such as observations and measurements of quantum systems and I highlight the basic logical principles that are needed to reason about quantum physical processes.
For more information, contact t.achourioti at uva.nl
11 March 2016, Cool Logic, Bastiaan van der WeijSpeaker: Bastiaan van der WeijTitle: Musical metre perception and predictive codingDate & Time: Friday 11 March 2016, 17:30-18:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
11 March 2016, DIP Colloquium, Otávio BuenoSpeaker: Otávio Bueno (Miami)Title: Identity's Fundamentality, Once AgainDate & Time: Friday 11 March 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
11 March 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jan van EijckSpeaker: Jan van Eijck (ILLC/CWI)Title: Modelling Legal RelationsDate & Time: Friday 11 March 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
10 March 2016, Spinoza Lecture, Jonathan LearSpeaker: Jonathan LearTitle: Ironic AnthroposDate & Time: Thursday 10 March 2016, 20:15-22:00Location: Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/events/events-calendar/item/
10 March 2016, APES - Philosophy of Science Seminar, Ida StamhuisSpeaker: Ida Stamhuis (VU)Title: What Use is it in the Long Run to Resist Something that is Bound to Happen Anyway? Statistics at the Basis of 19th Century PoliticsDate & Time: Thursday 10 March 2016, 16:00-18:00Location: Facultyroom 1.17, Oude Turfmarkt 147, Amsterdam
9 March 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Almudena Colacito (ILLC)Speaker: Almudena Colacito (ILLC)Title: Subminimal Logics of NegationDate & Time: Wednesday 9 March 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
4 March 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Chenwei ShiSpeaker: Chenwei Shi (ILLC)Title: Beliefs Supported by ArgumentsDate & Time: Friday 4 March 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
1 March 2016, Logic Tea, Ellen BreitholtzSpeaker: Ellen BreitholtzTitle: Enthymemes in Dialogue - a micro-rhetorical perspective on conversationDate & Time: Tuesday 1 March 2016, 17:00-18:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
26 February 2016, Cool Logic, Jonathan SippelSpeaker: Jonathan SippelTitle: The Impossibility of Scientific theories (and how we know things all the same)Date & Time: Friday 26 February 2016, 17:30-18:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
26 February 2016, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Eugune S. HunnSpeaker: Eugune S. Hunn (University of Washington)Title: Ethnobiological Classification and Nomenclature: Cognitive aspects of an anthropological research programDate & Time: Friday 26 February 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: OMHP Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://smartcs.humanities.uva.nl/news/
26 February 2016, Music Cognition Reading Group, Kjetil VikeneSpeaker: Kjetil Vikene (University of Bergen)Title: Perception of complexity in musical rhythm in Parkinson's disease and healthy subjectsDate & Time: Friday 26 February 2016, 15:00-16:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, see https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/
26 February 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Jan BroersenSpeaker: Jan Broersen (Utrecht)Title: Agents Necessitating Effects in Newtonian Time and Space: from Power and Opportunity to EffectivityDate & Time: Friday 26 February 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
24 February 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Fateme Shirmohammadzade MalekiSpeaker: Fateme Shirmohammadzade Maleki (Shahid Beheshti University,
Tehran and ILLC)Title: Weak Subintuitionistic LogicDate & Time: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
19 February 2016, CLClab SeminarTitle: Dehaene et al. (2015) The Neural Representation of Sequences: From Transition Probabilities to Algebraic Patterns and Linguistic TreesDate & Time: Friday 19 February 2016, 17:00Location: Postdoc Room (F2.02), Science Park 107, Amsterdam
19 February 2016, DIP Colloquium, Emanuel RuttenSpeaker: Emanuel Rutten (VU Amsterdam)Title: There are No Positive Universally Held Contingent PropertiesDate & Time: Friday 19 February 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
18 February 18 2016, In pictures: from quantum foundations to natural language meaning (this talk requires no background in physics, nor in linguistics, nor in fancy math!), Bob CoeckeSpeaker: Bob Coecke (Oxford)Date & Time: Thursday 18 February 18 2016, 12:00-14:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
17 February 2016, Bèta BreakTitle: Bèta Break dedicated to L.E.J. BrouwerDate & Time: Wednesday 17 February 2016, 12:00-13:00Location: Central hall, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
On 17 February the Bèta Break will honour a hero issued from the UvA history: L.E.J. Brouwer, one of the most outstanding mathematicians in the Netherlands.
Brouwers ideas were the basis for topology and his ideas about the foundation of mathematics diametrically opposed to those of his established contemporaries.This contrarian attitude not only touched the area of the logics; also in his daily life he revolted by living 'avant la lettre' as a hippy in a cabin in Blaricum, which was an artistic village at the time.
His life and the influence of his mathematical work until today will be discussed with:
Prof. dr. Jan van Mill, topologist
Prof.dr. Dirk, van Dalen, biographer of Brouwer's life
Hans Ree, grandmaster in chess and columnist
Prof.dr. Wim Veldman, intuitionist
12 February 2016, Cool Logic, Lucy van OostveenSpeaker: Lucy van OostveenTitle: Computational models of emotion regulationDate & Time: Friday 12 February 2016, 17:30-18:30Location: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD candidates
12 February 2016, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Rahim RamezanianSpeaker: Rahim RamezanianTitle: Epistemic Protocols for Dynamic GossipDate & Time: Friday 12 February 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
9 February 2016, Computational Linguistics SeminarTitle: Ding et al. (2015): Cortical tracking of hierarchical linguistic structures in connected speechDate & Time: Tuesday 9 February 2016, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
9 February 2016, FGw Information meeting ERC Advanced grantDate & Time: Tuesday 9 February 2016, 15:00-16:30Location: PC Hoofthuis room 5.19 , Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam
On 9 February we will start our support track for the ERC Advanced grant with an information meeting. The ERC advanced grant is open to all experienced researchers who are leaders in their field.
9 February 2016, FGw Information meeting NWO Free CompetitionDate & Time: Tuesday 9 February 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: Bungehuis Room 0.04, Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam
NWO will soon open the call for the Vrije Competitie-grant ('Free competition'); the deadline for grant applications is (tentatively) scheduled for 1 April 2016. The grant team has scheduled an information meeting where members of the grant team will provide basic information on the grant and on setting the budget; we will invite a former laureate to talk about 'best practices' and a former comittee member to talk about his/her experiences reviewing grant applications.
Please send us an e-mail if you are planning to attend this meeting at subsidie-fgw at uva.nl. For more NWO-information on the Free Competition-grant, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/free-competition/gw/ (note that this information has not yet been brought up-to-date)
5 February 2016, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Fan YangSpeaker: Fan Yang (TU Delft)Title: Dependence Logic and Arrowâ€™s TheoremDate & Time: Friday 5 February 2016, 13:00-14:30Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
29 January 2016, Cool Logic, Bartosz WcisłoSpeaker: Bartosz WcisłoTitle: Measuring the Content of TruthDate & Time: Friday 29 January 2016, 17:30-18:30Location: ILLC Seminar Room (F1.15), Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget audience: MSc Logic and PhD candidates
29 January 2016, Amsterdam Brain & Cognition (ABC) Lecture, Steve FlemingSpeaker: Steve Fleming (UCL)Title: The reflective mind: computations supporting metacognitive awarenessDate & Time: Friday 29 January 2016, 16:00Location: Room 5.01, Diamantbeurs, Weesperplein 4, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://abc.uva.nl/events/item/abc-colloquium-steve-fleming.html
29 January 2016, SMART Cognitive Science Debate on Defining CognitionDate & Time: Friday 29 January 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: OMHP Room F2.01C, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam
Friday, January 29th, there will be a SMART Cognitive Science debate on "Defining Cognition" with Jelle Zuidema, Fred Weerman, Jeannette Schaeffer, Rens Bod, Juilan Kiverstein and Patricia Pisters, followed by drinks and snacks.
For more information, see http://smartcs.humanities.uva.nl/news/debate-on-defining-cognition/
27 January 2016, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Silvio Ghilardi (Università degli Studi di Milano)Speaker: Silvio Ghilardi (Università degli Studi di Milano)Title: Monadic second order logic as the model companion of temporal logiciDate & Time: Wednesday 27 January 2016, 16:00-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
22 January 2016, Music Cognition Reading GroupTitle: Patel and IversenDate & Time: Friday 22 January 2016, 15:00-16:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In this meeting will discuss the paper: The evolutionary neuroscience of musical beat perception: the Action Simulation for Auditory Prediction (ASAP) hypothesis.
For more information, see https://musicreadinggroup.wordpress.com/
21 January 2016, LogiCIC/LIRa Seminar, Theo KuipersSpeaker: Theo Kuipers (Groningen)Title: Concretizations of two-sided nomic truth approximation: quantification, refinement, and stratificationDate & Time: Thursday 21 January 2016, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
15 January 2016, ILLC Midwinter Colloquium 2016, ILLC Common room, Science Park 107, AmsterdamDate: Friday 15 January 2016Location: 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.
Note that it was previously announced that this event was going to take place on 8 January 2016.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/
Calls for Paper
25 - 29 September 2017, Call for Workshops & Tutorials: TABLEAUX, FroCoS, ITP, Brasilia (Brazil)Date: 25 - 29 September 2017Location: Brasilia (Brazil)Deadline: Friday 9 December 2016
Three of the main conferences on automated reasoning -- TABLEAUX, FroCoS, and ITP - will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, between 25 and 29 September 2017. Following the long tradition of those events, we invite researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for co-located workshops and in-depth tutorials on topics relating to automated theorem proving and its applications. Workshops/tutorials can target the automated reasoning community in general, focus on a particular theorem proving system, or highlight more specific issues or recent developments.
Proposals are invited to be submitted by email no later than 9 December 2016.
21-28 August 2017, The Ninth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP 9), Munich, GermanyDate: 21-28 August 2017Location: Munich, GermanyDeadline: 8 January 2017
The European Society for Analytic Philosophy organizes a major congress every three years. The next congress (ECAP 9) will take place at LMU Munich, Germany, from 21-28 August 2017. The goal of this congress is to bring together analytic philosophers from Europe and all over the world to discuss their work and to exchange ideas. There will also be four plenary speakers and ten panel speakers as well as several invited symposia representing the diverse field of analytic philosophy.
For more information, see http://analyticphilosophy.eu/ecap9/
A call for contributed papers and symposia proposals will be announced in July 2016. The submission deadline will be 8 January 2017.
19 - 25 August 2017, Twenty-sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-17), Melbourne, AustraliaDate: 19 - 25 August 2017Location: Melbourne, AustraliaDeadline: Thursday 16 February 2017
For nearly a half-century, IJCAI has remained the premier conference bringing together the international AI community in communicating the advances and celebrating the achievements of artificial intelligence research and practice. With the current explosive interest in AI and its applications, this 26th edition of the conference is guaranteed to provide an exciting forum to present and hear about cutting-edge research in AI.
A special theme of IJCAI-17 is Autonomy. Recent developments in the adoption of artificial intelligence and other technologies across many different areas of endeavour have brought new challenges or have made real those that until now had been largely abstract and theoretical. In recognition of this trend, and in support of addressing some of these challenges, this Special Track seeks to foster discussion and debate around the issues brought forward by this new generation of technologies and applications.
The scientific program of IJCAI 2017 will also contain Workshops, Tutorials, Demonstrations, Robotic Exhibitions, a Doctoral consortium, and will host different software, video, and robotics competitions.
The Program Committee invites the submission of technical papers for the main technical track of the conference. Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. For the Special Track on Autonomy, we seek papers that address or consider the challenges across multiple different dimensions: Technical, Philosophical, Legal, and Social. All papers will receive mindful and rigorous reviews.For more information, see ijcai-17.org.
6 - 11 August 2017, The 26th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-26), Gothenburg, SwedenDate: 6 - 11 August 2017Location: Gothenburg, SwedenDeadline: Saturday 11 February 2017
CADE is the major international forum at which research on all aspects of automated deduction is presented. The conference programme includes invited talks, paper presentations, workshops, tutorials, and system competitions.
High-quality submissions on the general topic of automated deduction, including foundations, applications, implementations, theoretical results, practical experiences and user studies are solicited. Submissions can be made in two categories: regular papers and system descriptions. Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Abstract deadline: 11 February 2017.For more information, see www.cade-26.info.
23 - 29 July 2017, Symposium "The interface between the study of cultural diversity in science and decision-making in science policy", Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 23 - 29 July 2017Location: Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDeadline: Thursday 10 November 2016
The International Association for Science and Cultural Diversity (IASCUD) is hosting a symposium titled "The interface between the study of cultural diversity in science and decision-making in science policy" at the 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology to be held in Rio de Janeiro, 23-29 July 2017. The organisers of the symposium are Nina Atanasova (Toledo OH, U.S.A.) and Benedikt Loewe (Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Hamburg, Germany).
In this symposium, we wish to explore the actual and potential connections between researchers who study the cultural variety of science from historical, sociological, and philosophical perspectives and the deciders and stakeholders in both local and global science policy: Are policy makers informed about the effects of scientific cultural diversity? If so, how does this affect their decisions? If not, what can researchers of cultural diversity in science do in order to connect to the decision makers?
We have 3 to 5 open slots for 30 minute presentations plus 15 min Q&A. Interested historians, philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists and other scholars of science and technology are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 2500 characters, including spaces, and short biographical notes to the organizers of the symposium at nina.atanasova at utoledo.edu by November 10, 2016. Please use "Abstract for ICHST symposium" as the subject of your email.
23-29 July 2017, Symposium on History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC symposium @ICHST), Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDate: 23-29 July 2017Location: Rio de Janeiro, BrazilDeadline: 15 April 2016
We are happy to announce that the Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing will submit a proposal for the organization of the DHST/DLMPS HaPoC symposium titled 'The Ubiquity of Computing: historical and philosophical issues'.
The history of information and communication technologies (ICTs), despite its approximately 70 years, has already shown a rich accumulated experience coming from the most diversified initiatives, efforts and pioneering projects. Fully incorporated into reality, to the point of being considered ubiquitous, ICTs can be considered mature enough to bring about a balance that seeks to account for its past and its origins. A more extensive study of their history surely contributes to establish a valuable research field and to consolidate an international community of historians and philosophers of ICTs, discussing and framing propositions that can help to inspire and produce future developments.
For more information, see http://hapoc.org/node/176.
We cordially invite all colleagues to submit a proposal to this symposium. The present Call for Contributions is an opportunity to evaluate papers related to the theme 'The Ubiquity of Computing: historical and philosophical issues; to include them into the Proposal to be submitted to the ICHST. Contributions from the most diverse areas of knowledge and professional practices are welcome. For this symposium, contributions should present different dimensions of the history and philosophy of computing, with arguments and propositions based on testimonials, documented sources, references, and discussion of related bibliography. Deadline for submission: 15 April 2016.
17-28 July 2017, 29th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2017), Toulouse, FranceDate: 17-28 July 2017Location: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: 15 July 2016
The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is an annual event under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) and brings together logicians, linguists, computer scientists, and philosophers to study language, logic, and information, and their interconnections. ESSLLIs attract around 500 participants from all over the world.
For more information, see https://www.irit.fr/esslli2017 or https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2017, or contact vasishth.shravan at gmail.com.
Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2017 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged. Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses. Proposal submission deadline (extended): 15 July 2016.
17 - 28 July 2017, ESSLLI 2017 Student Session, Toulouse, FranceDate: 17 - 28 July 2017Location: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: Tuesday 7 February 2017
The Student Session of the 29th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Toulouse, France, July 17th to 28th, 2017. The Student Session 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.
Authors must be students, and submissions may be singly or jointly authored. Each author may submit at most one single and one jointly authored contribution. Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations (8 pages) and one for posters (4 pages). We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.
As in previous years, Springer has kindly agreed to sponsor the ESSLLI student session. The best poster and best talk will be awarded Springer book vouchers of 500? each.
13 - 14 July 2017, 24th International Symposium on Model Checking of Software (SPIN 2017), Santa Barbara CA, U.S.A.Date: 13 - 14 July 2017Location: Santa Barbara CA, U.S.A.Deadline: Friday 10 February 2017
The SPIN symposium aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in automated tool-based techniques for the analysis of software as well as models of software, for the purpose of verification and validation. The symposium specifically focuses on concurrent software, but does not exclude analysis of sequential software.
The SPIN symposium originated as a workshop focusing on explicit state model checking, specifically as related to the Spin model checker. However, over the years it has evolved to a broadly scoped symposium for software analysis using any automated techniques, including model checking, automated theorem proving, symbolic execution, etc. SPIN 2017 will be arranged as a ACM SIGSOFT event, collocated with the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA 2017).
Submissions are solicited on theoretical results, novel algorithms, tool development, and empirical evaluation. With the exception of survey and history papers, submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this symposium. We are soliciting two categories of papers: Full Research Papers (describing fully developed work and complete results) and Short Papers (presenting tools, technology, experiences with lessons learned, new ideas, work in progress with preliminary results, and novel contributions to formal methods education).For more information, see conf.researchr.org/home/spin-2017.
10 - 14 July 2017, 44th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2017), Warsaw, PolandDate: 10 - 14 July 2017Location: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
ICALP is the main conference and annual meeting of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS). As usual, ICALP will be preceded by a series of workshops, which will take place on July 10.
Invited Speakers: Mikolaj Bojanczyk (University of Warsaw, Poland), Monika Henzinger (University of Vienna, Austria) and Mikkel Thorup (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).
Papers presenting original research on all aspects of theoretical computer science are sought. ICALP 2017 has 3 tracks:
Track A: Algorithms, Complexity and Games
Track B: Logic, Semantics, Automata and Theory of Programming
Track C: Foundations of Networked Computation: Models, Algorithms and Information Management
Submission deadline: Friday, February 17, 2017, 23:59 PST.For more information, see icalp17.mimuw.edu.pl.
3 - 6 July 2017, 14th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR 2017), Espoo, FinlandDate: 3 - 6 July 2017Location: Espoo, FinlandDeadline: Friday 27 January 2017
LPNMR 2017 is the fourteenth in the series of international meetings on logic programming and non-monotonic reasoning. LPNMR is a forum for exchanging ideas on declarative logic programming, non-monotonic reasoning, and knowledge representation. The aim of the conference is to facilitate interactions between researchers and practitioners interested in the design and implementation of logic-based programming languages and database systems, and those working in knowledge representation and nonmonotonic reasoning. LPNMR strives to encompass theoretical and experimental studies that have led or will lead to advances in declarative programming and knowledge representation, as well as their use in practical applications.
This edition of LPNMR will feature several workshops and a special session dedicated to the 7th ASP Competition. A Doctoral Consortium will also be a part of the program.
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on all aspects of non-monotonic approaches in logic programming and knowledge representation. We invite submissions of both long and short papers on conference topics. Deadline for paper registration: January 27th, 2017.
Additionally, those interested in organizing a workshop at LPNMR 2017 are invited to submit a workshop proposal. Deadline for proposals: December 20, 2016.
27 - 30 June 2017, The 30th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2017), Arras, FranceDate: 27 - 30 June 2017Location: Arras, FranceDeadline: Wednesday 23 November 2016
IEA/AIE 2017 continues the tradition of emphasizing applications of applied intelligent systems to solve real-life problems in all areas including engineering, science, industry, automation & robotics, business & finance, medicine and biomedicine, bioinformatics, cyberspace, and human-machine interactions.
Authors are invited to submit their papers in English of up to 10 single spaced pages, presenting the results of original research or innovative practical applications relevant to the conference. Practical experiences with state-of-the-art AI methodologies are also acceptable when they reflect lessons of unique value to the conference attendees. Shorter works, up to 6 pages, to be presented in 10 minutes, may be submitted as short papers representing work in progress or suggesting possible research directions. 2 Special tracks were added: Novel approaches to ontological reasoning and Applications of Argumentation. Submission deadline: 23 November 2016.For more information, see www.cril.univ-artois.fr/ieaaie2017.
26 - 28 June 2017, IACAP 2017: Computing and Philosophy, Stanford CA, U.S.A.Date: 26 - 28 June 2017Location: Stanford CA, U.S.A.Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
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 2017 meeting will gather philosophers, ethicists, logicians, roboticists, computer scientists, and cognitive scientists. The meeting will have a single main track focusing on topics at the core of IACAP members' interests. Symposia will also be organized and run by members, or groups of members, to focus on special topics.
We invite submissions of papers and proposals for symposia. Subsequent to peer review, a selection of the papers presented during the meeting will be included in a volume planned for Springer's 'Philosophical Library Studies' series. Submission deadline: January 15, 2017.For more information, see www.iacap.org/iacap-2017.
26 - 29 June 2017, 23rd International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2017), Warsaw, PolandDate: 26 - 29 June 2017Location: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: Sunday 22 January 2017
ISMIS is an established and prestigious conference for exchanging the latest research results in building intelligent systems. The conference addresses issues involving solutions to problems that are complex to be solved through conventional approaches and that require the simulation of intelligent thought processes, heuristics and applications of knowledge. The integration of these multiple approaches in solving complex problems is of particular importance. ISMIS provides a forum and a means for exchanging information for those interested purely in theory, those interested primarily in implementation, and those interested in specific research and industrial applications.
We solicit papers on any of the conference topics, as well as papers dealing with applications of Intelligent Systems in complex/novel domains, e.g. art, human genome, global change, manufacturing, social good, etc.For more information, see ismis2017.ii.pw.edu.pl.
21-23 June 2017, 12th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS 2017), London, EnglandDate: 21-23 June 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: 25 January 2017
FQAS is the premier conference focusing on the key issue in the information society of providing easy, flexible, and intuitive access to information to everybody. In targeting this issue, the conference draws on several research areas, such as information retrieval, database management, data science, information filtering, knowledge representation, knowledge discovery, analytics, soft computing, management of multimedia information, and human-computer interaction. The guiding topic of the FQAS conferences are innovative query systems aimed at providing easy, flexible and human-friendly access to information. Such systems are becoming increasingly important also due to the huge and always growing number of users as well as the growing amount of available information. Thus, the works related to the concepts of data science, data streams querying etc. are very welcome.
For more information, see http://fqas-2017.org/.
We invite submission of original research contributions, and proposals for invited sessions, panels, and tutorials. Paper Submission deadline: January 25, 2017.
21 - 23 June 2017, 15th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and multi-agents systems (PAAMS'17), Porto, PortugalDate: 21 - 23 June 2017Location: Porto, PortugalDeadline: Monday 6 February 2017
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 with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers.
In addition to the main track, PAAMS has Special Sessions on Agent-Based Social Simulation, Modelling and Big-Data Analytics (ABM), on Advances on Demand Response and Renewable Energy Sources in Agent Based Smart Grids (ADRESS), on Agents and Mobile Devices (AM), on COoperative GREEN agents for the management of resources: towards sustainable systems (Co-Green), on Multi-Agent Systems and Ambient Intelligence (MASAI), on Persuasive Technologies (PT), on Computer vision in Multi-Agent Robotics (RV) and on Web and Social Media Mining (WASMM).
Furthermore, PAAMS has a Special Track for Demonstrations, and a Doctoral Consortium where students can present their on going research work.
Finally, PAAMS includes Workshops on on Agents and multi-agent Systems for AAL and e-HEALTH (A-HEALTH), on Agent based Applications for Air Transport (AAAT), on Agent-Based Artificial Markets Computational Economics (ABAM), on Artificial Intelligence for Privacy in Electronic Systems (AIPES), on Agent Methodologies for Intelligent Robotics (AMIRA), on Agents-based Solutions for Manufacturing and Supply Chain (AMSC), on MAS for Complex Networks and Social Computation (CNSC), on Computational Sustainability and Big Data (CoSBD), on Decision Making in Dynamic Information Environments (DeMaDIE), on Empowering IoT with Agency and Cognition (EAC), on Intelligent Systems and Context Information Fusion (ISCIF), on Multi-agent based Applications for Energy Markets, Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy Systems (MASGES), on Multiagent System Based Learning Environments (MASLE), on Smart Cities and Intelligent Agents (SCIA) and on the application of agents to passenger transport (TAAPT).For more information, see www.paams.net/workshops/demadie.
20 - 23 June 2017, Triennial International Conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS 2017), Bologna, ItalyDate: 20 - 23 June 2017Location: Bologna, ItalyDeadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
SILFS 2017, the triennial international conference of the Italian Society for Logic and the Philosophy of Science, will be held at the Department of Philosophy and Communication of the University of Bologna, 20-23 June 2017.
Confirmed invited speakers: Giovanna D’Agostino (Università di Udine), Francesco Guala (University of Milan), Eleanor Knox (King’s College London), Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter), Jan von Plato (University of Helsinki) and Dag Westerståhl (University of Stockholm).
We invite submissions of contributed paper and of contributed symposia in all areas of logic and philosophy of science. The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2017. The official language of the conference is English. Every contributed speaker will have 30 minutes, including discussion. Contributed symposia run parallel to the SILFS 2017 programme, and belong to the conference programme. They would be allocated either a full two-hours session (3-4 speakers) or one half-day (6-7 speakers).
19 - 23 June 2017, Workshop "Context in the explanation and evaluation of human reasoning", Paris, FranceDate: 19 - 23 June 2017Location: Paris, FranceDeadline: Saturday 31 December 2016
It is well known that human beings do not always reason correctly. There are various kinds of fallacies and biases with which we meet in ordinary life, and reasoning problems to which most people give wrong answers in experimental situations. While context has by now been recognized as playing a fundamental role in the philosophy of language as well as in other philosophical fields, its role in the debate about human rationality has not yet been explored systematically. The workshop intends to examine what is the role of context in various approaches to the explanation and the evaluation of reasoning, but also, more generally and ambitiously, whether and how the use of context in the explanation and the evaluation of reasoning can be made more systematic and effective (even to the aim of solving, or dissolving, the traditional puzzles of the rationality debate).
This workshop is part of the 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (Context-17). Workshop organizers: Marina Sbisà and Paolo Labinaz (University of Trieste).
We welcome presentation proposals from all relevant research fields on the following topics (broadly understood): argumentation and context, context and fallacies, context and the norms of reasoning, rationality and context, reasoning and cognitive development, reasoning and its evolutionary environment, reasoning and pragmatics, and reasoning and relativism. Submission due: December 31th, 2016.For more information, see www2.units.it/ciml/eventi.
19 June 2017, Workshop "Women in Logic" (WiL 2017), Reykjavik, IcelandDate: Monday 19 June 2017Location: Reykjavik, IcelandDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
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. We are holding the first Women in Logic (WiL) workshop as a LICS associated workshop this year. The 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.
Invited Speakers: Claudia Nalon (University of Brasilia, Brasil) and Catuscia Palamidessi (INRIA Saclay and LIX, France).
Contributions should be written in English and submitted in the form of full papers (with a maximum of 10 pages) or short papers (with a maximum of 5 pages). They must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Topics of interest of this workshop include but are not limited to the usual Logic in Computer Science (LICS) topics.For more information, see sites.google.com/site/firstwomeninlogicworkshop.
19 - 23 June 2017, LOGICA 2017, Hejnice, Czech RepublicDate: 19 - 23 June 2017Location: Hejnice, Czech RepublicDeadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
LOGICA 2017 is the 31st in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic, to be held at Hejnice, 19 - 23 June 2017. Invited speakers are Hartry Field, Bob Hale, Shahid Rahman, Sonja Smets.
The official language of the symposium is English. Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for 'philosophically' and for 'mathematically' oriented logicians.
18 - 22 June 2017, 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion, Warsaw, PolandDate: 18 - 22 June 2017Location: Warsaw, PolandDeadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
After a successful first edition in Brazil (April 1-5, 2015) we are glad to announce the 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion University of Warsaw, June 18-22, 2017. A wide range of issues concerning the relation between logic and religion, with regional complexities and historical layers of religions, are expected to be discussed.
Confirmed invited speakers: Dov Gabbay (London/Tel Aviv) Michael Heller (recipient of Templeton Prize, Kraków) Laurent Lafforgue (Fields medal, Bures-sur-Yvette) Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina (Toronto) Jan Wolenski (Kraków)
We welcome participants in three categories:
(1) regular presentation: speakers who present their papers within a regular session,
(2) poster presentation within a poster session,
(3) presence and discussion only: general audience who participates without presenting a paper / poster.
The deadline for submission of an abstract is January 15, 2017.For more information, see logicandreligion.uw.edu.pl.
12 - 16 June 2017, Computability in Europe: Unveiling Dynamics and Complexity (CiE 2017), Turku, FinlandDate: 12 - 16 June 2017Location: Turku, FinlandDeadline: Thursday 5 January 2017
CiE 2017 is the thirteenth 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.
Special sessions include Algorithmics for biology, Combinatorics and algorithmics on words, Computability in Analysis, Algebra, and Geometry, Cryptography and information theory, Formal languages and automata theory, and History and philosophy of computing.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers (European and non-European) to submit their papers in all areas related to computability for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings. Deadline for article submission: January 5, 2017.
12 - 16 June 2017, 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL 2017), London, EnglandDate: 12 - 16 June 2017Location: London, EnglandDeadline: Friday 13 January 2017
The ICAIL conference is the primary international conference addressing research in Artificial Intelligence and Law, and has been organized biennially since 1987 under the auspices of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL). ICAIL provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research results and practical applications; it fosters interdisciplinary and international collaboration.
The conference will feature a main track for technical papers, a demonstration track, workshops, tutorials, a doctoral consortium and best paper prizes.
The field serves as an excellent setting for AI researchers to demonstrate the application of their work in a rich, real-world domain. The conference also serves as a venue for researchers to showcase their work on the theoretical foundations of computational models of law. Additionally, a session will be organised for the demonstration of creative, robust, and practical working applications and tools, and a Doctoral Consortium will provide doctoral students with an opportunity to publish and present papers on their PhD research and to receive feedback and encouragement from the AI and Law community. Accordingly, authors are invited to submit papers on a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to the conference.
7 - 9 June 2017, 23rd International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems (AUTOMATA 2017), Milano, ItalyDate: 7 - 9 June 2017Location: Milano, ItalyDeadline: Wednesday 8 February 2017
The aim of the AUTOMATA series is:
- To establish and maintain a permanent, international, multidisciplinary forum for the collaboration of researchers in the field of Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS).
- To provide a platform for presenting and discussing new ideas and results.
- To support the development of theory and applications of CA and DCS (e.g. parallel computing, physics, biology, social sciences, and others) as long as fundamental aspects and their relations are concerned.
- To identify and study within an inter- and multidisciplinary context, the important fundamental aspects, concepts, notions and problems concerning CA and DCS.
Authors are invited to submit papers of no more than 12 pages (for full papers) or 8 pages (for exploratory papers). Papers presenting original and unpublished research on all fundamental aspects of cellular automata, affine/correlated models of automata (such as automata networks, finite automata over finite/infinite words, picture languages), and related discrete complex systems are sought.For more information, see automata17.disco.unimib.it.
5 - 9 June 2017, UCNC 2017: Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation, Fayetteville AR, U.S.A.Date: 5 - 9 June 2017Location: Fayetteville AR, U.S.A.Deadline: Monday 23 January 2017
The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) is a meeting where scientists from many different backgrounds are united in their interest in novel forms of computation, human-designed computation inspired by nature, and computational aspects of natural processes. UCNC provides a forum for such scientists to meet and discuss their work. The 16th UCNC will take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, a city nestled in the Ozark Mountains and home to the University of Arkansas.
The conference includes talks by invited speakers Erik Demaine, Masayuki Endo and Jose Felix Costa, tutorials by Jerome Durand-Lose and Makato Naruse, and workshops on 'Membranes/Systems Biology', 'Cortical Computation' and 'Physics and Computation'.
Authors are invited to submit original research papers (of, at most, 12 pages in LNCS format), or one-page poster abstracts. Papers must not be under simultaneous consideration by any other conference with published proceedings. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference.
26 - 28 May 2017, Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW) 2017Date: 26 - 28 May 2017Location: Seattle (USA)Deadline: Thursday 1 December 2016
The Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW) is an interdisciplinary conference that showcases current research in epistemology, decision theory, modal logic, foundations of statistics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of language, among other areas.
Keynote speakers: Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan), Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam, Stanford).
We invite papers in formal epistemology, broadly construed. FEW is an interdisciplinary conference, and so we welcome submissions from researchers in philosophy, statistics, economics, computer science, psychology, and mathematics.
Submissions should be prepared for blind review. Contributors ought to upload a full paper of no more than 6000 words and an abstract of up to 300 words to the Easychair website. Please submit your full paper in .pdf format. The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2016. Authors will be notified on February 8th, 2017.
The final selection of the program will be made with an eye towards diversity. We especially encourage submissions from PhD candidates, early career researchers and members of groups that are underrepresented in philosophy.
23 - 25 May 2017, Proofs of Propositions in 14th Century Logic, St Andrews, ScotlandDate: 23 - 25 May 2017Location: St Andrews, ScotlandDeadline: Monday 16 January 2017
Paul Spade famously complained in 2000 that four key components of late medieval logic were mysterious to modern scholars. Since then, much has been done to clarify two of them (obligations and supposition), but the other two (exposition and proofs of propositions) remain just as mysterious. The aim of this workshop is to reach a clearer understanding of the genre of 'proofs of propositions' (probationes propositionum) that came to characterize British logic in the second half of the 14th century. We would also welcome contributions that shed some light on the earlier theories of 'exposition' that were subsumed into this new genre.
Our invited speakers are Jennifer Ashworth, Harald Berger, Egbert Bos, Martin Dekarli, Ota PavlÃcek and Joke Spruyt.
Please submit abstracts of around 250 words to the organizers Mark Thakkar (mnat at st-andrews.ac.uk) and Stephen Read by Monday 16 January 2017. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of January.
22 - 24 May 2017, International Symposiumon Multiple-valued logic (ISMVL 2017), Novi Sad, SerbiaDate: 22 - 24 May 2017Location: Novi Sad, SerbiaDeadline: Wednesday 30 November 2016
The symposium will bring together researchers from computer science, engineering, mathematics, and further disciplines to discuss new developments and directions for future research in the area of multi-valued logic and related fields. The symposium committee is planning to hold a special session tribute to Ivan Stojmenovic in the symposium. Invited Speakers: Dmitriy Zhuk (Moscow State University), Branislav Kisacanin (Nvidia Corporation), Tsutomu Sasao (Meiji University).
You are invited to submit an original paper, survey, or tutorial paper on any subject in the area of multiple-valued logic. Paper submission deadline: November 1, 2016. Special issues in the Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing as well as the Elsevier Journal of Applied Logic are planned for selected ISMVL 2017 papers. The deadline for paper submission has been extended to November 30th, 2016.For more information, see www.mvl.jpn.org/ISMVL2017.
21 - 25 May 2017, The 13th International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems (ICAS 2017), Barcelona, SpainDate: 21 - 25 May 2017Location: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: Saturday 21 January 2017
The ICAS 2017 (International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems) is a multi-track event covering related topics on theory and practice on systems automation, autonomous systems and autonomic computing.
Special tracks include FUCOMA (Fuzzy Cognitive Maps), IoIT (Internet of Intelligent and Autonomic Things) and DEMAS (Deliberative Multi-Agent Systems).
We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.For more information, see www.iaria.org/conferences2017/ICAS17.html.
18-19 May 2017, 6th Edition of JéTou (Journées D'Etudes Toulousaines) International Linguistic Conference for Young Researchers (JeTou 2017): Interfaces in Linguistics, Toulouse, FranceDate: 18-19 May 2017Location: Toulouse, FranceDeadline: 6 November 2016
JéTou (Journées d'études Toulousaines) is an international conference for young researchers bringing together Master's and PhD students, as well as young researchers having defended their thesis less than 3 years ago, working in different areas of Linguistics. The 6th edition will be devoted to the topic "Interfaces in Linguistics".
The main focus of the conference will be on the works at the interface of 1) linguistics and computer science, 2) linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience, and 3) linguistics, language acquisition, language learning and language teaching. However, any work that is interdisciplinary in nature will be given full consideration. Proposals combining theoretical considerations with work on linguistic data are particularly encouraged.
The JéTou 2017 Conference calls for full paper submissions. A paper may be accepted for an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Additionally, we will be awarding prizes for the best oral presentation and the best poster. We especially welcome all submissions that integrate two or more scientific subfields in order to address relevant linguistic issues. Submission deadline: Sunday November 6th, 2016
12-14 May 2017, The Fifth International Conference on Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (PhiLang 2017), Lodz, PolandDate: 12-14 May 2017Location: Lodz, PolandDeadline: 30 November 2016
As in previous years, the principal aim of our Conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists and logicians. PhiLang2017 will be concerned with "objects of inquiry" (or on "what there is") in language, philosophy, logic, argumentation theory, and literature.
We also invite contributions investigating the general and more specific relations between philosophy of language, philosophy of literature, and philosophy of mind.
For more information, see http://filologia.uni.lodz.pl/philang/
Deadline for submission is 30 November 2016. Presentations should last maximum 30 minutes (including discussion and questions). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 March 2017.
8 - 12 May 2017, The 21st International Conference on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR-21), Maun, BotswanaDate: 8 - 12 May 2017Location: Maun, BotswanaDeadline: Sunday 1 January 2017
The series of International Conferences on Logic for Programming, Artificial Intelligence and Reasoning (LPAR) is a forum where, year after year, some of the most renowned researchers in the areas of logic, automated reasoning, computational logic, programming languages and their applications come to present cutting-edge results, to discuss advances in these fields, and to exchange ideas in a scientifically emerging part of the world. The 21st LPAR will be held will be held in Maun, Botswana, at Cresta Riley's Hotel, 7-12th May 2017.
New results in the fields of computational logic and applications are welcome. Also welcome are more exploratory presentations, which may examine open questions and raise fundamental concerns about existing theories and practices. Abstract Submission deadline: 1 January 2017.For more information, see www.LPAR-21.info.
8 - 12 May 2017, Brazilian Logic Meeting (XVIII EBL), Pirenopolis, BrazilDate: 8 - 12 May 2017Location: Pirenopolis, BrazilDeadline: Sunday 5 February 2017
The Brazilian Logic Meeting (EBL) is a traditional event of the Brazilian Logic Society (SBL). They have been occurring since 1979. It congregates logicians of different fields and the meeting is an important moment for the Brazilian and South-American community to join together and engage in a discussion about the state-of-art of their subject. The areas of Logic covered spread over Foundations and Philosophy of Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Informatics, Linguistics, and Artificial Intelligence.
We cordially invite submissions of contributed papers on the general topics of Logic. We are also happy to host round tables proposals with a duration of at most two hours. Extended deadline: 5 February 2017.
2 - 4 May 2017, PhDs in Logic IX, Bochum, GermanyDate: 2 - 4 May 2017Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Thursday 2 February 2017
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 minutes) presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research. We are happy to announce that the ninth edition of PhDs in Logic will take place at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, during 2nd - 4th May 2017.
Confirmed tutorial speakers are: Petr Cintula (Czech Academy of Sciences), María Manzano (University of Salamanca), João Marcos (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte), Gabriella Pigozzi (University Paris-Dauphine), Christian Straßer (Ruhr-University Bochum) and Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr-University Bochum).
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 between 2 and 3 pages, including the relevant references. Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed by the scientific committee. Accepted abstracts will be presented by their authors in a 20-minute presentation during the conference. The deadline for abstract submission is 2nd February 2017.For more information, see www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/phdsinlogicix.
29 April 2017, Models for Formal Analysis of Real Systems (MARS 2017), Uppsala, SwedenDate: Saturday 29 April 2017Location: Uppsala, SwedenDeadline: Friday 20 January 2017
To show that a developed approach for automated reasoning actually scales to real systems, large case studies are essential. The development of formal models of real systems usually requires translating informal descriptions into a chosen specification formalism, and usually takes a large amount of time, often months or years, without even starting a formal analysis. When publishing the results on a formal analysis in a scientific paper, details of the model have to be skipped due to lack of space, and often the lessons learnt from modelling are not discussed since they are not the main focus of the paper. The workshop aims at discussing exactly these unmentioned lessons.
The workshop emphasises modelling over verification. In particular, we invite papers that present full Models of Real Systems, which may lay the basis for future formal analysis. The workshop will bring together researchers from different communities that all aim at verifying real systems and are developing formal models for such systems. Areas where large models often occur are within networks, (trustworthy) systems and software verification (from byte code up to programming- and specification languages). An aim of the workshop is to present different modelling approaches and discuss pros and cons for each of them.
Submissions must be unpublished and not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Appendices (of arbitrary length) can be used to present all details of a formalised model; the appendices will be part of the proceedings. In case a formal model is presented that is modelled in some formalism or tool, these models have to be submitted as well. They will be published as part of the proceedings, and will be made available in our Repository of Models for Formal Analysis of Real Systems. Submission deadline: Friday 13 January 2017.
29 April 2017, 2nd International Workshop on Causal Reasoning for Embedded and Safety-critical Systems Technologies (CREST 2017), Uppsala, SwedenDate: Saturday 29 April 2017Location: Uppsala, SwedenDeadline: Friday 27 January 2017
Today's IT systems, and the interactions between them, become increasingly complex. Power grid blackouts, airplane crashes, failures of medical devices and malfunctioning automotive systems are just a few examples of incidents that affect system safety. Determining the root cause(s) of a system-level failure and elucidating the exact scenario that led to the failure is today a complex and tedious task that requires significant expertise. Formal approaches for automated causality analysis, fault localization, explanation of events, accountability and blaming have been proposed independently by several communities - in particular, AI, concurrency, model-based diagnosis, software engineering, security engineering and formal methods. Work on these topics has significantly gained speed during the last years. The goals of this workshop are to bring together and foster exchange between researchers from the different communities, and to present and discuss recent advances and new ideas in the field.
CREST 2017 is a satellite event of ETAPS 2017.
All contributed papers will be reviewed by at least 3 PC members. Revised versions of selected papers will be published as formal post-workshop proceedings in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). At least one of the authors of an accepted paper needs to register for the workshop and present the paper in order for it to be included in the post-workshop proceedings.
27 - 29 April 2017, Workshop "Negation & Negativity in Natural Language", Bochum, GermanyDate: 27 - 29 April 2017Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Negation and negativity are key features of human languages. While negation is a phenomenon of semantic opposition, negativity adresses a broader spectrum of phenomena. The investigation of the form and meaning of negation and negativity in natural language is at the heart of many debates in philosophy, linguistics, logic and psychology. The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop is to bring together the various perspectives of negation and negativity and thereby force the interdisciplinary research on negation and negativity in natural language.
We invite authors to submit an abstract of max. 500 words excluding references in PDF format for a talk of ca. 35 min (incl. discussion) or for a poster. Up to one extra page for figures is allowed. The five best student and PhD student submissions will be awarded a travel grant of 80€ each.
22 - 23 April 2017, 1st joint international workshop on Developments in Implicit Computational complExity (DICE) and FOundational and Practical Aspects of Resource Analysis (FOPARA), Uppsala, SwedenDate: 22 - 23 April 2017Location: Uppsala, SwedenDeadline: Sunday 19 February 2017
The DICE workshop explores the area of Implicit Computational Complexity (ICC), which grew out from several proposals to use logic and formal methods to provide languages for complexity-bounded computation (e.g. Ptime, Logspace computation). It aims at studying the computational complexity of programs without referring to external measuring conditions or a particular machine model, but only by considering language restrictions or logical/computational principles entailing complexity properties.
The FOPARA workshop serves as a forum for presenting original research results that are relevant to the analysis of resource (e.g. time, space, energy) consumption by computer programs. The workshop aims to bring together the researchers that work on foundational issues with the researchers that focus more on practical results. Therefore, both theoretical and practical contributions are encouraged. We also encourage papers that combine theory and practice.
Given the complementarity and the synergy between these two communities, and following the successful experience of co-location of DICE-FOPARA 2015 in London at ETAPS 2015, we will hold the 8th Workshop on DICE and the 5th Workshop on FOPARA together at ETAPS 2017..
We ask for submission of *regular papers* describing original work (10--15 pages) or *extended abstracts* (2--6 pages) presenting already published work or work in progress.
The joint international DICE-FOPARA workshop serves as a forum for presenting original and established research results that are relevant to the implicit computational complexity theory and to the analysis of resource (e.g. time, space, energy) consumption by computer programs. The workshop aims to bring together the researchers that work on foundational issues with the researchers that focus more on practical results. Therefore, both theoretical and practical contributions are encouraged, as well as papers that combine theory and practice.For more information, see cbr.uibk.ac.at/events/dice-fopara.
20-22 April 2017, 14th Annual Conference on Theory and Applications of Models of Computation (TAMC 2017), Bern, SwitzerlandDate: 20-22 April 2017Location: Bern, SwitzerlandDeadline: 31 October 2016
TAMC 2017 aims at bringing together a wide range of researchers with interest in computational theory and its applications. The main themes of the conference are computability, computer science logic, complexity, algorithms, models of computation and systems theory. There are two special sessions planned: 'Logic in computer science' and 'New models of computation'.
For more information, see http://www.tamc2017.unibe.ch/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is October 31, 2016.
19 - 21 April 2017, Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMusArt 2017), Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDate: 19 - 21 April 2017Location: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDeadline: Tuesday 1 November 2016
The 6th International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design (EvoMusArt) will be held in Amsterdam in 19-21 April 2017, 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.
We welcome submissions which use Computational Intelligence techniques (e.g. Evolutionary Computation, Artificial Life, Machine Learning, Swarm Intelligence) in the generation, analysis and interpretation of art, music, design, architecture and other artistic fields. The deadline for submission is 1 November 2016, and acceptance notification on 9 January 2017.For more information, see www.evostar.org/2017/cfp_evomusart.php.
19 - 22 April 2017, Scientiae 2017: disciplines of knowing in the early modern world, Padua, ItalyDate: 19 - 22 April 2017Location: Padua, ItalyDeadline: Thursday 15 December 2016
The major premise of the Scientiae conference series is that knowledge in the early modern world (roughly 1400-1800) was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of theories, practices and objects, which had yet to be separated into their modern 'scientific' configurations. Although centred on attempts to understand and control the natural world, Scientiae addresses natural philosophy, natural history, and the scientiae mixtae within a wide range of related fields, including but not restricted to Biblical exegesis, medicine, artisan practice and theory, logic, humanism, alchemy, magic, witchcraft, demonology, divinatory practices, astronomy, astrology, music, antiquarianism, experimentation and commerce.
This year attention is especially given to the history of early modern knowledge and erudition, the history of universities, particularly though not exclusively the history of the university of Padua, as well as the history of the book and the history of political thought. Our Keynote Speakers will be Paula Findlen (Stanford), Claire Preston (QM London), and Antonio Clericuzio (Roma Tre).
Proposals are invited for the sixth annual Scientiae conference. Please email your 250-word abstract, together with a one-page CV, before the abstract submission deadline of 15 December 2016. We shall be notifying the selection outcome by 15 January.
18 - 21 April 2017, CAOS 2017: Cognition & Ontologies, Bath, EnglandDate: 18 - 21 April 2017Location: Bath, EnglandDeadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
CAOS is a workshop devoted to the relationship between cognition and ontologies with the purpose to model, simulate and represent cognitive phenomena for artificial intelligence.
CAOS addresses the difficult and topical question how key cognitive phenomena and concepts (and the involved terminology) that can be found across language, psychology and reasoning, can be formally and ontologically understood, analysed and represented. It moreover seeks answers to ways such formalisations and ontological analysis can be exploited in Artificial Intelligence and information systems in general.
We welcome submissions on topics related to the ontology of hypothesised building blocks of cognition (such as, for instance, image schemas, affordances, and related notions) and of cognitive capacities (such as, for instance, concept invention), as well as system-demonstrations modelling these capacities in application settings. CAOS 2017 welcomes researchers from all career stages to participate. Work in progress and student projects are also welcome for submission as the primary goal of the workshop is discussion. All paper must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal.For more information, see caos.inf.unibz.it.
12 April 2017, BSC Women Lovelace Colloquium 2017, Aberystwyth, WalesDate: Wednesday 12 April 2017Location: Aberystwyth, WalesDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
The BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium is an annual one day conference for women students of Computing and related subjects. The event started in 2008, and moves around the country - in 2017 it will be at Aberystwyth Universityon April 12th.
The aims of this event are:
- To provide a forum for undergraduate women and masters students to share their ideas and network
- To provide a stimulating series of talks from women in computing, both from academia and industry
- To provide both formal (talks) and informal (networking) advice to undergraduate women about careers in computing from a female perspective
All women students of computing and related subjects(1) are invited to enter one of the poster contests at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium. Your abstract can be on any computing topic you like. We've had submissions on everything from social networking to quantum computing; from medical image processing to wearables (complete with an arduino powered skirt). If it involves computers, we're interested.For more information, see www.aber.ac.uk/en/cs/engagement/lovelace-colloquium or contact bcswomenlovelace at gmail.com.
10 - 12 April 2017, Workshop Algebra and Coalgebra meet Proof Theory (ALCOP VIII)Date & Time: 10 - 12 April 2017, 09:00-17:00Location: University of Strathclyde, GlasgowDeadline: Tuesday 14 February 2017
The workshop Algebra and Coalgebra meet Proof Theory (ALCOP) brings together experts in algebraic logic, coalgebraic logic and proof theory to share new results and to strengthen the relationships between these fields.
We invite submissions of a 1-2 page abstract for contributed talks by the extended deadline 14 February 2017: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alcopviii2017
4 April 2017, 2nd Workshop on Coreference Resolution Beyond OntoNotes (CORBON 2017), Valencia, SpainDate: Tuesday 4 April 2017Location: Valencia, SpainDeadline: Monday 23 January 2017
Previous shared tasks on coreference resolution have largely focused on entity coreference. But this constitutes only one of the many kinds of coreference relations that were discussed in theoretical and computational linguistics in the past few decades. In fact, by focusing on entity coreference resolution, NLP researchers have only scratched the surface of the wealth of interesting problems in coreference resolution. This workshop seeks to encourage work on under-investigated coreference resolution tasks (as well as coreference resolution in under-investigated languages) and provide a forum for coreference researchers to discuss and present such work.
The workshop welcomes submissions describing both theoretical and applied computational work on coreference resolution, especially for languages other than English, less-researched forms of coreference and new applications of coreference resolution. The submissions are expected to discuss theories, evaluation, limitations, system development and techniques relevant to the workshop topics.
Papers that describe the creation and annotation of corpora, especially those with less-investigated coreference phenomena and those involving less-researched languages, are particularly welcome. In addition, the program committee members will be asked to give special attention to submissions that echo our special theme on knowledge-rich coreference resolution.For more information, see corbon.nlp.ipipan.waw.pl.
(New) 3 April 2017, Cognitive Modelling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL 2017), Valencia (Spain)Date: Monday 3 April 2017Location: Valencia (Spain)Deadline: Monday 16 January 2017
This workshop provides a venue for work in computational psycholinguistics: the computational and mathematical modeling of linguistic generalization, development, and processing. The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse and on both learning and processing.
We invite contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics to problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all natural language-related abilities. We solicit three categories of papers: regular workshop papers, extended abstracts and cross-submissions. Only regular workshop papers will be included in the proceedings as archival publications. The submission deadline is 11:59PM Pacific Time on January 16, 2017.For more information, see cmcl2017.osu.edu.
30 - 31 March 2017, 4th (In)Coherence of discourse workshop , Nancy, FranceDate: 30 - 31 March 2017Location: Nancy, FranceDeadline: Monday 9 January 2017
The objective of the workshop is to discuss the latest advances in the modelling of discourses, in particular the kind held with pathological patients (e.g. schizophrenics). The adopted modelling paradigm is that of formal semantics, which falls within the scope of both linguistics and logic while also making ties to the philosophy of language.
Like the previous (In)Coherence of discourse workshops, the fourth edition is organised by the SLAM (Schizophrenia and Language: Analysis and Modelling) project. The SLAM project aims to systematize the study of pathological conversations as part of an interdisciplinary approach combining Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and Philosophy. It focuses particularly on conversations involving people with psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder).
Authors are invited to submit a two-page PDF abstract (including references), anonymously prepared for review, in English or French.For more information, see discours.loria.fr.
29 - 31 March 2017, The 8th Workshop on Combining Logic and Probability (PROGIC 2017), Munich, GermanyDate: 29 - 31 March 2017Location: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Tuesday 20 December 2016
Progic 2017 is the 8th Workshop in the series of workshops focusing on the combination of logic and probability. Progic 2017 will focus on 'severe uncertainity'.
Scholars who combine probability and logic to elaborate new solutions to problems involving severe uncertainty are invited to submit an extended abstract for presentation at the workshop.For more information, see www.progic2017.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html.
27 - 31 March 2017, Phylogenetic Methods in Historical Linguistics, Tuebingen, GermanyDate: 27 - 31 March 2017Location: Tuebingen, GermanyDeadline: Saturday 31 December 2016
Given the success of the conference "Capturing Phylogenetic Algorithms for Linguistics " in Leiden in October 2015 a follow up event will be held in Tuebingen on March 27-31, 2017. It will be hosted by the Institute of Linguistics of Tuebingen University. The first two days of the conference will be directed especially towards PhD students.
We invite submissions of original, unpublished work in any area and at the intersection of Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Bioinformatics, Biology and Mathematics. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters. We aim to publish accepted papers open-access on the University of Tuebingen Library Publication System.For more information, see www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/de/as/forschung/phylogenetic-methods-in-historical-linguistics.html or contact workshop.phyloling at semsprach.uni-tuebingen.de.
26 - 30 March 2017, 2nd Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Theorem Proving AITP 2017 (AITP 2017), Obergurgl, AustriaDate: 26 - 30 March 2017Location: Obergurgl, AustriaDeadline: Thursday 1 December 2016
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.
We solicit contributed talks. Selection of those will be based on extended abstracts/short papers of 2 pages formatted with easychair.cls.
DATES Submission deadline: December 1, 2016For more information, see aitp-conference.org/2017.
8 - 11 March 2017, Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2017), Hannover, GermanyDate: 8 - 11 March 2017Location: Hannover, GermanyDeadline: Sunday 25 September 2016
The conference includes talks by invited speakers Artur Jez (Wroclaw, Poland), Antoine Joux (Paris) and Till Tantau (Lübeck, Germany), and a tutorial by Juha Kontinen (Helsinki, Finland).
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on theoretical aspects of computer science. Submission deadline: Sep 25, 2016.For more information, see stacs2017.thi.uni-hannover.de.
8-11 March 2017, 34th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2017), Hannover, GermanyDate: 8-11 March 2017Location: Hannover, GermanyDeadline: 25 September 2016
The STACS conference Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science takes place each year since 1984, alternately in Germany and France. Typical topics of the conference include algorithms and data structures, automata and formal languages, computational and structural complexity, logic in computer science, and current challenges.
Further details are available on the conference website https://stacs2017.thi.uni-hannover.de.
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research on theoretical aspects of computer science. Submission deadline: Sep 25, 2016.
6 - 10 March 2017, Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2017), Umea, SwedenDate: 6 - 10 March 2017Location: Umea, SwedenDeadline: Friday 21 October 2016
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 2017 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.
LATA 2017 will consist of nvited talks, invited tutorials andpeer-reviewed contributions.
Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research.
Deadline for paper submission: October 21, 2016 (closing at 23:59h, CET).For more information, see grammars.grlmc.com/LATA2017.
2 - 3 March 2017, Consequence and Paradox between Truth and Proof, Tuebingen, GermanyDate: 2 - 3 March 2017Location: Tuebingen, GermanyDeadline: Thursday 15 December 2016
The notion of logical consequence has been traditionally analysed as necessary truth-preservation, and such an analysis is at the core of contemporary model-theoretic approaches to semantics. An alternative approach to semantics is inferentialism, according to which the notions of inference and proof should play a more fundamental role than those of reference, truth and satisfaction in the construction of a semantic theory.
Inferentialism has mostly been developed in opposition to the more traditional semantic approach. However, the tight relationships between the basic concepts involved in the two approaches suggest a more complex interplay than mere opposition. Many of the central notions (e.g. admissibility) and results (e.g. interpolation) in logic usually have both a model-theoretic and a proof-theoretic dimension. Moreover, the notions of truth and proof, when conceived as the central notions of a theory of meaning, share many of their core features.
This complex interplay between truth and proof can be found in current debates on paradoxes as well. Solutions to paradoxes are motivated sometimes by traditional semantic considerations, sometimes by considerations about the structural features of our inferential practices. Plausibly, a thorough understanding of paradoxes requires resources coming from both model-theoretic and inferential conceptions of language and meaning.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of logical consequence and paradoxes to exchange ideas and methods and discuss recent results.
If you would like to contribute a talk (30-45 minutes), then please send a one-page abstract to Luca Tranchini at cptp-cfp at informatik.uni-tuebingen.de. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2016.
1 - 3 March 2017, Munich-Sydney-Tilburg Conference in the Philosophy of Science, Causation & Complexity (MuST10), Sydney, AustraliaDate: 1 - 3 March 2017Location: Sydney, AustraliaDeadline: Thursday 1 December 2016
Causation and Complexity is the tenth MuST conference, an international collaborative conference series with a distinctive focus on philosophical issues in the sciences that can be addressed using exact reasoning and which have some potential policy relevance. MuST conferences bring together philosophers and scientists to explore these topics.
MuST10 is organized by the Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP), the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science (SCFS) and the Tilburg Centre for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS), in collaboration with the Centre for Complex Systems (CCS) at the University of Sydney. Keynote speakers are Professor Stuart Kauffman, Professor Anne-Marie Grisogono, and Professor Kevin Korb.
Papers are invited on any aspect of scientific study of complexity, including philosophical, sociological and psychological studies of complex systems science, and on the policy implications of complex systems science. Abstracts should be submitted by December 1st.For more information, see sydney.edu.au/foundations_of_science/events/must10.shtml or contact tomust10.conference at sydney.edu.au.
24 - 26 February 2017, Partiality, Underspecification and Natural Language Processing (PUaNLP 2017), Porto, PortugalDate: 24 - 26 February 2017Location: Porto, PortugalDeadline: Friday 9 December 2016
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) can participate in informational content, or influence its flow as information conveyors and interpreters.
This Special Session at ICAART 2017 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.
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any topic relevant to the Special Session. The publication rules for PUaNLP are the same as for ICAART conference. Regular Papers classified as Full Papers will be assigned a 12-page limit in the Conference Proceedings, while Regular Papers classified as Short Papers have an 8-page limit. Paper Submission deadline: December 9, 2016.
10 - 12 February 2017, 93th Workshop on General Algebra (AAA93), Bern, SwitzerlandDate: 10 - 12 February 2017Location: Bern, SwitzerlandDeadline: Sunday 1 January 2017
The 93th Workshop on General Algebra (93. Arbeitstagung Allgemeine Algebra) will take place at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), Switzerland and will be jointly organized by the University of Bern and the Pädagogische Hochschule Bern. We are happy to announce plenary lectures of the fowolling colleagues: Peter Gumm (Universität Marburg), Michael Pinsker (TU Wien / Charles University Prague), Marcel Tonga (Université de Yaounde I), Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg), Hilary Priestley (University of Oxford), Jens Zumbrägel (TU Dresden) and Jürg Schmid (Universität Bern).
On Friday 10 we will organize a special session on applications of algebra with contributions of Bernhard Ganter (TU Dresden), Baris Sertkaya (FH Frankfurt a.M.), Jens Zumbrägel (TU Dresden), Peter Mayr (University of Colorado) and Geoff Ostrin (Berner Fachhochschule).
Besides the plenary talks, contributed talks by the conference participants will be scheduled. If you intend to give a contributed talk (20min), please submit an abstract not later than 1 January 2017. RegistrationFor more information, see www.wirtschaft.bfh.ch/nc/de/forschung/e_government_institut/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen_details.html.
29 January - 5 February 2017, 6th Entia et Nomina workshop, Palolem, Goa, IndiaDate: 29 January - 5 February 2017Location: Palolem, Goa, IndiaDeadline: Sunday 30 October 2016
The 'Entia et Nomina' series features English language workshops for researchers in formally oriented philosophy, in particular in logic, philosophy of science, formal epistemology and philosophy of language. The aim of the workshop is to foster cooperation among philosophers with a formal bent. Previous editions took place at Gdansk University, Ghent University (as part of the Trends in Logic series), Jagiellonian University, and Warsaw University. The sixth conference in the series will take place in Palolem, Goa, India, on 29 January - 5 February 2017.
Authors of contributed papers are requested to submit short (up to 2 normalized pages) and extended (up to 6 pages) abstracts, prepared for blind-review, in PDF format, by 30.10.2016. Decisions about acceptance will be communicated by 20.11.2016.For more information, see philevents.org/event/show/26782.
28 - 29 January 2017, 10th Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference on the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic, Cambridge, U.K.Date: 28 - 29 January 2017Location: Cambridge, U.K.Deadline: Friday 21 October 2016
Our keynote speakers for the conference are Prof Patricia Blanchette (Notre Dame) and Prof Ian Rumfitt (Oxford).
We invite papers from graduate students or those who have recently completed their PhD on any topic in the Philosophy of Mathematics or Logic, broadly construed. The deadline for submission of papers is the 21st October 2016.
16 - 17 January 2017, The 6th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Certified Programs and Proofs (CPP 2017), Paris, FranceDate: 16 - 17 January 2017Location: Paris, FranceDeadline: Wednesday 5 October 2016
CPP is an international forum on theoretical and practical topics in all areas, including computer science, mathematics, and education, that consider certification as an essential paradigm for their work. Certification here means formal, mechanized verification of some sort, preferably with production of independently checkable certificates.
We welcome submissions in research areas related to formal certification of programs and proofs. Abstracts must be submitted by October 5, 2016 (AOE). The results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the proceedings of other published conferences or workshops.For more information, see cpp2017.mpi-sws.org.
9 - 12 January 2017, Model Theory: Philosophy, Mathematics, and Language, Munich, GermanyDate: 9 - 12 January 2017Location: Munich, GermanyDeadline: Saturday 15 October 2016
Model theory is a branch of mathematical logic that studies languages and their interpretations. As such, research in model theory overlaps many areas in philosophy, linguistics, and mathematics. The introduction of model theory in the beginning of the previous century was intertwined with the development of set-theoretic foundations for mathematics; the implications and applications for philosophy and linguistics soon followed. The aim of this conference is to bring together philosophers, linguists and mathematicians for whom model theory is a basic tool-kit.
We wish to facilitate knowledge transfer between these disciplines and create a fruitful discussion on the applicability and the foundational role of model theory. To do this, the conference will explore the following research questions: Are model-theoretic tools sufficient for an adequate demarcation of logical from non-logical constants? How does the model-theoretic definition of truth advance our understanding of the semantic paradoxes? How is meaning in natural language represented in models? How can models account for specific linguistic phenomena (e.g., natural language quantifiers)? What are the philosophical and linguistic consequences of a theory's complexity as measured by model-theoretic classification theory?
We invite the submission of abstracts, suitable for a 45 minute talk, on topics related to any aspects of model theory. We encourage submissions from early-career researchers and PhD students. Submission deadline: 15 October, 2016.
8-10 January 2017, 9th Methods for Modalities Workshop (M4M-9), IIT Kanpur, IndiaDate: 8-10 January 2017Location: IIT Kanpur, IndiaDeadline: 2 September 2016
The workshop "Methods for Modalities" (M4M) aims to bring together researchers interested in developing proof methods, verification methods, algorithms and tools based on modal logic. Here the term "modal logics" is conceived broadly, including description logic, guarded fragments, conditional logic, temporal and hybrid logic, dynamic logic, etc.
M4M resumes after a short break, but will continue to be an important avenue for discussions of research in modal logics, especially on proof methods and decision procedures, and linkages of modal formalisms to computer science. In M4M-9 we hope to have a substantial part of the meeting devoted to tutorial lectures to increase the instructional content of the event. M4M-9 will be co-located with the Indian Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA) to be held during January 5-7, 2017.
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research in proof methods, verification methods, algorithms and tools based on modal logics. We strongly encourage young researchers and students to submit papers, especially for experimental and prototypical software tools which are related to modal logics. Submission deadline: September 2, 2016.
5-7 January 2017, 7th Indian Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA 2017), Kanpur, IndiaDate: 5-7 January 2017Location: Kanpur, IndiaDeadline: 12 August 2016
ICLA is a forum for bringing together researchers from a wide variety of fields in which formal logic plays a significant role, along with mathematicians, computer scientists, philosophers and logicians studying foundations of formal logic in itself. A special feature of this conference is the inclusion of studies in systems of logic in the Indian tradition, and historical research on logic.
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research in any area of logic and applications. Articles on mathematical and philosophical logic, computer science logic, foundations and philosophy of mathematics and the sciences, use of formal logic in areas of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence, logic and linguistics, history of logic, Indian systems of logic, or on the relationship between logic and other branches of knowledge, are welcome. Deadline for Submission: 12 August 2016.
16-18 December 2016, Workshop "Situations, Information, and Semantic Content", Muenchen, GermanyDate: 16-18 December 2016Location: Muenchen, GermanyDeadline: 29 May 2016
The semantic content of natural language is multiply *situated*: Whether an utterance receives one interpretation or another depends on the *discourse situation* (in which the utterance takes place), on the *target situation* (which is described by the utterance), and on the interpreting agents' *informational situation* (which also contains the agents' background knowledge). Over the past decades, work on extralinguistic context-dependence has focused on discourse situations and target situations, and has paid less attention to the dependence of interpretation on the agents' informational situation. However, this kind of information-dependence plays a crucial role in the explanation of a number of semantic phenomena, including the behavior of epistemic/deontic modals and propositional attitude-sentences. Recent research in situated cognition has suggested an even more general scope of semantic information-dependence. The latter assumes that cognition (and therefore, *all* linguistic understanding) is fundamentally embedded in the situational context of the cognition.
This workshop aims to bring together linguists, philosophers, logicians, and cognitive and computer scientists to discuss the information-dependence of the semantic content of natural language. It covers all aspects of the interaction between situations, information, and semantic content - both theoretical and experimental.
For more information, see http://www.situatedcontent2016.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/ or email Kristina Liefke at SituatedContent2016 at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
We invite submissions of extended abstracts for talks (for 30+10-minute presentations) or posters on any aspect of semantic information-dependence. Submission deadline: May 29, 2016
12-14 December 2016, 5th International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing (TPNC 2016), Sendai, JapanDate: 12-14 December 2016Location: Sendai, JapanDeadline: 26 July 2016
TPNC is a conference series intending to cover the wide spectrum of computational principles, models and techniques inspired by information processing in nature. TPNC 2016 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology. The conference aims at attracting contributions to nature-inspired models of computation, synthesizing nature by means of computation, nature-inspired materials, and information processing in nature.
Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presenting original and unpublished research. Paper submission deadkube: July 26, 2016 (23:59h, CET).
12 December 2016, Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex V), Osaka, JapanDate: Monday 12 December 2016Location: Osaka, JapanDeadline: Sunday 25 September 2016
The goal of COGALEX is to provide a forum for researchers in NLP, psychologists, computational lexicographers and users of lexical resources to share their knowledge and needs concerning the construction, organization and use of a lexicon by people (lexical access) and machines (NLP, IR, data-mining).
This workshop is about possible enhancements of lexical resources and electronic dictionaries, as well as on any aspect relevant to the achieve a better understanding of the mental lexicon and semantic memory. Chris Biemann, well known among other things for his work on graph-based NLP, has kindly accepted to give the invited talk. Like in the past (2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014), we will invite researchers to address various unsolved problems, by putting this time stronger emphasis though on distributional semantics (DS). Indeed, we would like to see work showing the relevance of DS as a cognitive model of the lexicon.
We solicit contributions including but not limited to the following topics: (computational, corpus) linguistics, neuro- or psycholinguistics (tip of the tongue problem, associations), network related sciences (sociology, economy, biology), mathematics (vector-based approaches, graph theory, small-world problem), etc. Submission deadline for papers: September 25.
We also plan to organize a 'friendly competition' for corpus-based models of lexical networks and navigation, using training and test data provided by the organizers. Deadline to express interest: September 26th.
11-16 December 2016, The 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), Osaka, JapanDate: 11-16 December 2016Location: Osaka, JapanDeadline: 26 August 2016
The COLING conference has a history that dates back to the 1960s. It is held every two years and regularly attracts more than 700 delegates. The conference has developed into one of the premier Natural Language Processing (NLP) conferences worldwide and is a major international event for the presentation of new research results and for the demonstration of new systems and techniques in the broad field of Computational Linguistics and NLP.
For more information, see http://coling2016.anlp.jp/
The COLING 2016 Demonstration Program Committee invites proposals for system demonstrations. The demonstration program is part of the main conference program and aims at showcasing working systems that apply a wide range of conference topics. The session will provide opportunities to exchange ideas gained from implementing NLP systems, and to obtain feedback from expert users. Paper submission deadline: August 26,2016.
Your are also invited to contribute submissions to any of the workshops at COLING.
11 December 2016, Sixth Workshop on Hybrid Approaches to Translation (HyTra-6), Osaka, JapanDate: 11 December 2016Location: Osaka, JapanDeadline: 25 September 2016
Nowadays, there are more paradigms competing in machine translation including statistical (phrase-based, hierarchical and syntax-based), neural-based and rule-based. Each of them has their own advantages and disadvantages which make it worth the research on hybridization, integration and/or combination of approaches. Given that academic and industry perspectives may differ on the opinion of which are the most suitable paradigms, HyTra gives a strong relevance to the participation of both in the workshop. The fact that machine translation is a highly interdisciplinary field (including engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, translators, linguists?), specially in the research of hybridization, enriches the workshop in its discussions, proceedings, invited talks and, even, in one contributed volume published by Springer.
In this edition, HyTRA (in conjunction with COLING 2016) will specially focus on motivating the cooperation and interaction between the different human components, as well as to foster innovation and creativity in the Hybrid Machine Translation research community. That is why we encourage the participation of the different integrating fields (engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, translators, linguists either from academy or industry) to contribute to our special call of shared task proposals.
HyTra-6 intends to invite work contributions on integrating any type of data-driven and linguistic-based machine translation approaches. Additionally we sollicit proposals for shared tasks relevant to hybrid translation with the potential to be conducted in future editions of the HyTra workshop series. We particularly welcome proposals which motivate the MT industry to participate. Deadline for Paper submission:* September 25th, 2016.
9 December 2016, Cognitive Computation: Integrating Neural and Symbolic Approaches (CoCo @ NIPS 2016), Barcelona, SpainDate: Friday 9 December 2016Location: Barcelona, Spain
The workshop brings together established leaders and promising young scientists in the fields of neural computation, logic and artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, natural language understanding, machine learning, cognitive science and computational neuroscience. Invited lectures by senior researchers will be complemented with presentations based on contributed papers reporting recent work (following an open call for papers) and a poster session, giving ample opportunity for participants to interact and discuss the complementary perspectives and emerging approaches.
The workshop targets a single broad theme of general interest to the vast majority of the NIPS community, namely translations between connectionist models and symbolic knowledge representation and reasoning for the purpose of achieving an effective integration of neural learning and cognitive reasoning, called neural-symbolic computing. The study of neural-symbolic computing is now an established topic of wider interest to NIPS with topics that are relevant to almost everyone studying neural information processing.
We invite submission of papers dealing with topics related to the research questions discussed in the workshop. The reported work can range from theoretical/foundational research to reports on applications and/or implemented systems. We explicitly also encourage the submission of more controversial papers which can serve as basis for open discussions during the event. Deadline for paper submission: October 10, 2016.
CfP special issue of TPLP on "Parallel and Distributed Computation in (Constraint) Logic Programming"Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Since its inception, logic programming has been recognized as an ideal paradigm for addressing the needs of parallel computing. After over 30 years of research in these domains, the state of the art has reached a stage where technologies are highly complex and sophisticated, and applications are plentiful. Yet, the continuous development of novel architectures, the appearance of new domains and potential applications, and the developments in novel logic programming languages and paradigms are creating new research opportunities and fueling new ideas and developments. The goal of this special issue is to provide a multi-fold perspective of research at the junction between parallel and distributed computation and (constraint) logic programming.
5-7 December 2016, 20th International Conference on Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics (LACL 2016), Nancy, FranceDate: 5-7 December 2016Location: Nancy, FranceDeadline: 3 July 2016
The scope of this conference is the use of type theoretic, proof theoretic and model theoretic methods for describing natural language syntax, semantics and pragmatics as well as the implementation of natural language processing software relying on logical formalisation. As 20 years ago LACL will also take place at Loria in Nancy.
For more information, see http://lacl.gforge.inria.fr/
Computer scientists, linguists, mathematicians and philosophers are invited to present their work on the use of logical methods in computational linguistics and natural language processing, in natural language analysis, generation or acquisition. Paper submission deadline (extended): July 3, 2016
1-2 December 2016, Workshop "Argument Strength", Bochum, GermanyDate: 1-2 December 2016Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: 1 August 2016
Arguments vary in strength. The strength of an argument is affected by e.g. the plausibility of its premises, the nature of the link between its premises and conclusion, and the prior acceptability of the conclusion. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, logic, and argumentation theory to discuss questions related to the strength of arguments.
For more information, see http://homepages.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/defeasible-reasoning/
Authors are invited to submit an abstract (500-1000 words) related to the above or any other questions on the topic of argument strength to argumentstrength2016 at gmail.com by August 1, 2016.
28 November - 1 December 2016, 23rd RCRA International Workshop on Experimental Evaluation of Algorithms for Solving Problems with Combinatorial Explosion (RCRA 2016), Genova, ItalyDate: 28 November - 1 December 2016Location: Genova, ItalyDeadline: 8 September 2016
Many problems in Artificial Intelligence show an exponential explosion of the search space. Although stemming from different research areas in AI, such problems are often addressed with algorithms that have a common goal: the effective exploration of huge state spaces. Many algorithms developed in one research area are applicable to other problems, or can be hybridized with techniques in other areas. Artificial Intelligence tools often exploit or hybridize techniques developed by other research communities, such as Operations Research. In recent years, research in Artificial Intelligence has more and more focused on experimental evaluation of algorithms, the development of suitable methodologies for experimentation and analysis, the study of languages and the implementation of systems for the definition and solution of problems.
Scope of the workshop is fostering the cross-fertilization of ideas stemming from different areas, proposing benchmarks for new challenging problems, comparing models and algorithms from an experimental viewpoint, and, in general, comparing different approaches with respect to efficiency, problem modeling, and ease of development.
Authors are invited to submit either original (full or short) papers, or papers that appear on conference proceedings. Publications showing negative results are welcome, provided that the approach was original and very promising in principle, the experimentation was well-conducted, the results obtained were unforeseeable and gave important hints in the comprehension of the target problem, helping other researchers to avoid unsuccessful paths. Paper submission deadline: September 8th, 2016.
28 November - 1 December 2016, 15th Conference of the Italian Association for AI (AI*IA 2016), Genova, ItalyDate: 28 November - 1 December 2016Location: Genova, ItalyDeadline: 12 June 2016
AI*IA 2016 covers broadly the many aspects of theoretical and applied Artificial Intelligence. A series of workshops dedicated to specific topics will complement the main conference program.
The conference is organized by the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIIA), which is a non-profit scientific society founded in 1988 devoted to the promotion of Artificial Intelligence. The society aims to increase the public awareness of AI, encourage the teaching of it and promote research in the field.
For more information see http://www.aixia2016.unige.it/
Contributions are invited on original, and unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. Abstract submission deadline is 12 June 2016.
28 - 29 November 2016, Workshop on Coalgebra, Horn Clause Logic Programming and Types, Edinburgh, ScotlandDate: 28 - 29 November 2016Location: Edinburgh, ScotlandDeadline: Saturday 15 October 2016
The workshop marks the end of the EPSRC Grant Coalgebraic Logic Programming for Type Inference, by K. Komendantskaya and J. Power and will consist of two parts:
Part 1 - Semantics: Lawvere theories and Coalgebra in Logic and Functional Programming
Part 2 - Programming languages: Horn Clause Logic for Type Inference in Functional Languages and Beyond
We invite all colleagues working in related areas to present and share their results. We envisage a friendly meeting with many stimulating discussions, and therefore welcome presentations of already published research as well as novel results. Authors of original contributions will be invited to submit their papers to EPTCS post-proceedings. We especially encourage early career researchers to present and participate. Extended Abstract Submission deadline: 15 October, 2016.For more information, see ff32.host.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/lpti16.
23 - 25 November 2016, 5th Workshop on Philosophical Logic, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaDate: 23 - 25 November 2016Location: Buenos Aires, ArgentinaDeadline: Sunday 25 September 2016
The fifth edition in this series of workshops organized by the Buenos Aires Logic Group aims to discuss different topics in Philosophical Logic, such as paradoxes, theories of truth and non-classical logics.
Confirmed invited speakers: Roy Cook (University of Minnesota), Hitoshi Omori (Kyoto University), Dave Ripley (University of Connecticut) and Zach Weber (University of Otago).
The Buenos Aires Logic Group (BALG) invites researchers and scholars in philosophical logic to submit a paper for the workshop. Deadline for reception of submissions: September 25.
12 - 13 November 2016, 17th Annual Midwest PhilMath Workshop (MWPMW 17), Notre Dame IN, U.S.A.Date: 12 - 13 November 2016Location: Notre Dame IN, U.S.A.Deadline: Sunday 18 September 2016
As usual, the plan is for a full day of talks and discussions on Saturday and a half day on Sunday. Also as usual, there will be a workshop lunch and a workshop dinner on Saturday, with all participants invited to attend as guests of the university.
We're pleased to announce that we will be having featured talks by Pr. Lydia Patton (Philosophy, Virginia Tech U) and Pr. Michael Rathjen (Mathematics, U of Leeds). Pr. Rathjen will be speaking on ?On Feferman?s Second Conjecture". Pr. Patton will be giving a talk titled "Fishbones, Wheels, Eyes, and Butterflies: Is There a Unified Account of Mathematical and Physical Modeling??.
If you're interested in giving a talk, please email a pdf of your talk or a substantial summary to Paddy (pblanche at nd.edu), Tim (tbays at nd.edu), Curtis ( cfranks at nd.edu) and me (mdetlef1 at nd.edu). We would like to have all proposals for talks by September 18th so that we can set the program by late September. Talks should be 35--40 minutes in length, with 15--20 minutes left for discussion.For more information, see mdetlefsen.nd.edu/midwest-philmath-workshop/mwpmw-17 or contact lroberts at nd.edu.
11-15 November 2016, 5th World Congress on the Square of Opposition, Easter Island - Rapa NuiDate: 11-15 November 2016Location: Easter Island - Rapa NuiDeadline: 1 April 2016
This will be the 5th world congress organized about the square of opposition after very successful previous editions in Montreux, Switzerland 2007, Corté, Corsica 2010, Beirut, Lebanon 2012, Vatican, 2014. This is an interdisciplinary event gathering logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, semioticians, theologians, cognitivists, artists and computer scientists.
To submit a contribution send a one page abstract before April 1st, 2016. All talks related to the square of oppostion are welcome, as well as Diagrammatic and Artistic works related to the square of oppposition..
9-11 November 2016, 15th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA 2016), Larnaca, CyprusDate: 9-11 November 2016Location: Larnaca, CyprusDeadline: 23 July 2016
The European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (or, Journées Européennes sur la Logique en Intelligence Artificielle - JELIA) began back in 1988, as a workshop, in response to the need for a European forum for the discussion of emerging work in this field. Since then, JELIA has been organised biennially, with proceedings published in the Springer-Verlag series Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. The increasing interest in this forum, its international level with growing participation from researchers outside Europe, and the overall technical quality, has turned JELIA into a major biennial forum for the discussion of logic-based approaches to artificial intelligence.
The aim of JELIA 2016 is to bring together active researchers interested in all aspects concerning the use of logics in Artificial Intelligence to discuss current research, results, problems, and applications of both theoretical and practical nature. JELIA strives to foster links and facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas among researchers from various disciplines, among researchers from academia and industry, and between theoreticians and practitioners.
For more information, see http://www.cyprusconferences.org/jelia2016/
Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research in all areas related to the use of logics in Artificial Intelligence. There are two categories for submissions: Regular papers and System descriptions. This year's conference will include a Special Track on "Logic in AI and Cognition", focusing on the use of logics that seek to describe (not prescribe) human cognition, and that can be used for the design of systems that learn, reason, and interact with humans in a natural manner. Abstract submission deadline: June 23, 2016.
3-5 November 2016, Eighth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW 8), Marseille, FranceDate: 3-5 November 2016Location: Marseille, FranceDeadline: 15 May 2016
The Eighth French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop is the eighth edition of a yearly conference in Philosophy of Mathematics organized by a group of French and International researchers, both philosophers and mathematicians, and sponsored by a Research Group on Philosophy of mathematics (GDR 3719 ) funded by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). This research group has the objective of promoting and federating French researches in philosophy of mathematics.
The forthcoming workshop will be held at the Center for Comparative Epistemology and Ergology (CEPERC) at the University of Aix-Marseille. It will consist, as the previous workshops, in a three-day meeting, and will feature both invited and contributed talks.
Submissions of papers in any topic of philosophy of mathematics are welcome. The languages of the workshop are French and English. Younger scholars and graduate students working on their dissertations are encouraged to submit, as the workshop will provide them with an opportunity to discuss their work with internationally renowned experts in the field. Deadline for submission: May 15, 2016.
Call for Nominations: 2017 Covey Award in Computing and PhilosophyDeadline: Tuesday 15 November 2016
The Executive Board of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy seeks nominations for the Covey Award to be presented at IACAP 2017, Stanford University, June 26-28.
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. Submission: November 15th, 2017
27-28 October 2016, Third Workshop on Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality (LRR 2016): Agency & Causation, Gent, BelgiumDate: 27-28 October 2016Location: Gent, BelgiumDeadline: 17 June 2016
The aim of this workshop is to further stimulate the synergy between, on the one hand, ongoing work that concerns the logic and philosophy of human (intentional) agency, and on the other, conceptual and formal work on causation and causal reasoning. Although this means the workshop covers a very broad range of possible topics, we particularly welcome talks in which both (intentional) agency and causation, and their logical and conceptual interrelations, get a fair share.
Keynote speakers: Jan Broersen (University of Utrecht, Netherlands), Agnes Moors (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), Elisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod, France)
For more information, see http://www.lrr.ugent.be/ac/
Authors are invited to submit an original, previously unpublished abstract of 300 to 500 words, on any of the workshop topics. Abstract submission deadline: Friday 17th June 2016.
24-31 October 2016, 13th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC 2016), Taipei, TaiwanDate: 24-31 October 2016Location: Taipei, TaiwanDeadline: 16 May 2016
Established in 2004, the ICTAC conference series aims at bringing together practitioners and researchers from academia, industry and government to present research and to exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of computing and in the exploitation of theory through methods and tools for system development. ICTAC also aims to promote cooperation in research and education between participants and their institutions, from developing and industrial countries.
Topics of interest include theories of computation and programming, foundations of software engineering and formal techniques in software design and verification, as well as tools that support formal techniques for system modeling, design and verification.
For more information, see http://cc.ee.ntu.edu.tw/~ictac2016
We call for submissions, related to the above areas and topics, according to the following three categories:
* Regular papers, with original research contributions;
* Short papers, on recent work or proposals of emerging challenges;
* Tool papers, on tools that support formal techniques for software modeling, system design and verification.
Final paper submission deadline: 16 May, 2016.
22 - 23 October 2016, International Conference on Peirce's Logic and Philosophy, Guizhou Minzu University, Guiyang, ChinaDate: 22 - 23 October 2016Location: Guiyang, ChinaDeadline: Sunday 11 September 2016
The conference promotes the study of C. S. Peirce's logic and philosophy in China by international and Chinese scholars.
Contributions are invited, but not limited, on the following topics: - Peirce's logic - Peirce's philosophy - Pragmati(ci)sm - Pragmatist philosophy of science - History of Modern Logic - Philosophy of Logic - Mathematical Logic - Modal Logic - Diagrammatic Logic. Send your extended abstracts by 11 September.For more information, see peircesociety.org/files/Workshop_on_Peirce-Guiyang-2016.PDF.
21 - 22 October 2016, Agent-based modelling across social science, economics, and philosophy, Bamberg, GermanyDate: 21 - 22 October 2016Location: Bamberg, GermanyDeadline: Wednesday 31 August 2016
Agent-based models (ABM) are a recent tool in philosophy and the social sciences. To date, ABMs have been applied to a wide variety of topics ranging from simulating ecological systems to highly idealized models of opinion dynamics or emerging social norms. This workshop aims to bring together different approaches to ABM in philosophy and the social sciences. The objective is to represent the wide spectrum of applications of ABM and encourage exchange between various approaches. A further objective is to foster discussion about the nature of ABMs and the opportunities and potential pitfalls of their use in these disciplines.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadlie for submission: August 31st.For more information, see easychair.org/conferences.
20-21 October 2016, International Workshop 'The Bounds of Logic Reloaded', Moscow, RussiaDate: 20-21 October 2016Location: Moscow, RussiaDeadline: 1 June 2016
The conference features talks by invited speakers Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen) and Stephen Read (St Andrews).
It will also include submitted talks on the following topics: - the bounds of logic and the bounds of rationality
- criteria of formality, logical hylomorphism, the invariance under isomorphism as a criterion of formality
- psychologism and anti-psychologism
- limits of classical logic, logical monism and logical pluralism, universal logic
- logic as a theory of agency, ideal and non-ideal logical agents
- logic as metaphysics, the connection between epistemic logic and epistemology
- Wittgenstein and the limits of logic
- logical form and linguistic form, the problem of ontological commitment
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Authors are asked to submit an abstract up to 1000 words. Submission deadline is 1 June 2016.
17-19 October 2016, 23rd International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2016), Kungens Lyngby, DenmarkDate: 17-19 October 2016Location: Kungens Lyngby, DenmarkDeadline: 20 June 2016
TIME 2016 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 23rd 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.
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. The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Databases and (3) Logic and Verification. Full papers due: June 20th, 2016.
12-14 October 2016, Foundations of Mathematical Structuralism, Munich, GermanyDate: 12-14 October 2016Location: Munich, GermanyDeadline: 30 June 2016
The orthodox approach to foundations interprets mathematics in the universe of sets. More recently, however, there have been developments that offer alternatives, such as combining category-theoretic structural methods with type theory to produce a foundation that accounts for the structural aspects of mathematical practice. We are now at a point where the notion of mathematical structure can be elucidated more clearly and its role in the foundations of mathematics can be explored more fruitfully.
The main objective of the conference is to reevaluate the different perspectives on mathematical structuralism in the foundations of mathematics and in mathematical practice.
We invite the submission of abstracts on topics related to mathematical structuralism for presentation at the conference. We will select up to five submissions for presentation at the conference. Submission deadline: 30 June, 2016.For more information, see www.mathematicalstructuralism2016.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de or contact mathematicalstructuralism2016 at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
11-13 October 2016, 4th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP 2016), Pilsen, Czech RepublicDate: 11-13 October 2016Location: Pilsen, Czech RepublicDeadline: 17 May 2016
SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-known conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and people will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2016, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.
The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical models (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. Paper submission deadline: May 17, 2016 (23:59 CET)
5-6 October 2016, Workshop on Logical Constants, Munich, GermanyDate: 5-6 October 2016Location: Munich, GermanyDeadline: 25 July 2016
The two traditions defining contemporary thought on the topic of logicality are the proof theoretic and the semantic traditions. The difference is not merely the different mathematical tools they employ in studying logical consequence: there are deep philosophical questions involved, having to do with the relation between language, meaning and truth. The aim of this workshop is to promote a dialogue between people working in these two traditions, for the benefit of both, and with the hope of gaining a wide perspective on the issues concerned with logicality.
For more information, see here.
We invite contributions, suitable for a 45 minute talk addressing one or more of the conference questions or related issues. We encourage submissions from early-career researchers and PhD students. Deadline for submissions: July 25th, 2016.
4-6 October 2016, Interdisciplinary Workshop "Rational animals?", Bochum, GermanyDate: 4-6 October 2016Location: Bochum, GermanyDeadline: 20 July 2016
Ruhr-University Bochum is hosting the interdisciplinary workshop "Rational animals? Comparing human and animal minds from an interdisciplinary perspective". The workshop will offer three keynote lectures and will be organized in four symposia, each tackling one core aspect of comparative cognition research from both philosophical and empirical perspective.
The four symposia are
a) cultural evolution & social learning,
b) causal understanding and means-end reasoning,
c) theory of mind, and
d) the anthropological difference.
For more information, see http://www.rub.de/philosophy/rationalanimals
In addition to the invited symposia and keynote lectures we reserved a limited number of slots for paper presentations and a poster session for which we invite submissions on any topic related to animal rationality (empirical or philosophical). The new deadline for submissions is July 20th 2016.
Cfp ERIS - War and PeaceDeadline: Wednesday 2 November 2016
Eris: VU journal for humanities is seeking papers for its first issue. We are looking for articles, essays and book reviews concerning ‘War and Peace’. All contributions from humanity students and employees are considered for publication. Articles should be between 2000 and 5000 words in English or Dutch. Creative interpretations of the theme ‘War and Peace’ are encouraged.
26-30 September 2016, 39th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2016), Klagenfurt, AustriaDate: 26-30 September 2016Location: Klagenfurt, AustriaDeadline: 13 May 2016
KI 2016 is the 39th edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which 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 2016 will comprise paper and poster presentations and a variety of workshops and tutorials.
KI 2016 is co-located with Informatik 2016 (Annual Conference of the German Informatics Society) and MATES 2016 (The 14th German Conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies).
For more information, see http://ki2016.org/
The conference invites original research papers from all areas of AI research, both full technical papers and short technical communications. We especially welcome application papers that provide novel insights on the interplay of AI and the real world, as well as papers that bring useful computational technologies from other areas of computer science into AI. Paper submission deadline: May 13, 2016.
KI 2016 also invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. There is no restriction regarding topics, as long as there is a clear relevance to KI. Proposal submission deadline: January 29, 2016.
23-24 September 2016, Truth: Deflationism & Beyond, Alghero, ItalyDate: 23-24 September 2016Location: Alghero, ItalyDeadline: 3 July 2016
The last thirty years have witnessed a veritable explosion of the philosophical debate on truth. The touchpaper which lit the fuse for this was undoubtedly the Deflationist Renaissance (half a century after the seminal work of Ramsey) that took place starting from the Seventies. By arguing on the merits and shortcomings of deflationism, philosophers have come to broaden and deepen the discussion on truth even beyond the boundaries of deflationism itself.
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers working on truth, both advocates and critics of deflationary conceptions, in order to take stock of deflationism about truth and of its implications in fields such as metaphysics, logics, epistemology, meta-ethics.
We invite submissions of abstracts aiming at evaluating in some respect deflationary conceptions of truth. 7 slots are open for submitted papers. Submissions must be received by July 3rd, 2016.
21-23 September 2016, 10th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM 2016), Nice, FranceDate: 21-23 September 2016Location: Nice, FranceDeadline: 22 May 2016
The conference will bring together researchers who are working with imperfect information in fields such as artificial intelligence, databases, data mining, information retrieval, and risk analysis with the aim of fostering collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas from different communities.
For more information, see http://sum2016.unice.fr/.
We solicit papers on the management of large amounts or complex kinds of uncertain, incomplete, or inconsistent information. We are particularly interested in papers that focus on bridging gaps, for instance between different communities, between numerical and symbolic approaches, or between theory and practice. SUM 2016 solicits long papers (technical papers reporting original research or survey papers), short papers (papers reporting promising work-in-progress, system descriptions, position papers on controversial issues, or survey papers providing a synthesis of some current research trends). and extended abstracts of recently published work in a relevant journal or top-tier conference. Deadline for submissions: May 22, 2016 (extended)
20-21 September 2016, Sixth conference on Computability Theory and Foundations of Mathematics (CTFM 2016), Tokyo, JapanDate: 20-21 September 2016Location: Tokyo, JapanDeadline: 31 August 2016
Computability Theory and Foundations of Mathematics (CTFM) aims to develop computability theory and logical foundations of Mathematics. The scope involves the topics Computability Theory, Reverse Mathematics, Nonstandard Analysis, Proof Theory, Set Theory, Philosophy of Mathematics, Constructive Mathematics, Theory of Randomness and Computational Complexity Theory.
For more information, see http://www.sendailogic.com/CTFM2016/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline for presentations: August 31, 2016.
19-21 September 2016, Workshop "From Basic Cognition to Mathematical Practice", Seville, SpainDate: 19-21 September 2016Location: Seville, SpainDeadline: 27 May 2016
This workshop will address the question, what brings us from basic cognition to the practice of mathematics, gathering together scholars from different disciplines with the aim to develop common points of view. The focus will be, primarily, on what separates mathematics properly speaking from basic cognition, and which cognitive ingredients may act as *bridges* between both.
The invited speakers are: Valeria Giardino (CNRS/Archives Poincaré Nancy), Rafael Núñez (UC San Diego), and Dirk Schlimm (McGill Univ.).
For more information, see here.
Contributed papers will be welcome on topics relevant to the workshop. Proposals should be of a max. length of 500 words. The call for papers is open until May 27.
19-23 September 2016, 5th Conference on Logic and Applications 2016 (LAP 2016), Dubrovnik, CroatiaDate: 19-23 September 2016Location: Dubrovnik, CroatiaDeadline: 1 June 2016
The conference brings together researchers from various fields of logic with applications in computer science. In addition to contributed lectures, student sessions will be organized.
For more information, see http://imft.ftn.uns.ac.rs/math/cms/LAP2016>
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2016
19-21 September 2016, 10th Workshop on Reachability Problems (RP 2016), Aalborg, DenmarkDate: 19-21 September 2016Location: Aalborg, DenmarkDeadline: 13 May 2016
The 10th Workshop on Reachability Problems is aimed at gathering together scholars from diverse disciplines interested in reachability problems that appear in algebraic structures, computational models, hybrid systems, logic and verification.
Invited Speakers: Alain Finkel (ENS de Cachan, France), Axel Legay (INRIA, Rennes Cedex, France) and Jaco van de Pol (Twente, the Netherlands).
In addition to regular papers that will appear in our LNCS proceedings, we invite researchers to apply to give a presentation at RP'16 without an accompanying paper. Such presentations can be based on work that has appeared (or which is going to appear) in the proceedings of another conference, or which has not yet been submitted. Deadline for abstract submission: August 1st, 2016.
For more information, see http://rp16.cs.aau.dk/
Authors are invited to submit a draft of a full paper with at most 12 pages. Simultaneous submission to other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not allowed. Submission deadline: 13 May 2016.
14-16 September 2016, Seventh International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics and Formal Verification (GandALF 2016), Catania, ItalyDate: 14-16 September 2016Location: Catania, ItalyDeadline: 20 May 2016
The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The symposium covers an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and encourages cross-fertilization.
Invited speakers include Luca Bertolussi (Trieste, Italy), Joanna Golinska-Pilarek (Warsaw, Poland) and Arnaud Sangnier (Paris Diderot, France)
For more information, see http://gandalf2016.dmi.unict.it
Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in these areas. Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome. Abstract submission deadline: May 20
12-16 September 2016, Nineteenth International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD 2016), Brno, Czech RepublicDate: 12-16 September 2016Location: Brno, Czech RepublicDeadline: 3 August 2016
The TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Topics of the conference will include Corpora and Language Resources, Speech Recognition, Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech , Speech and Spoken Language Generation, Semantic Processing of Text and Speech, Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing, Machine Translation, Automatic Dialogue Systems, and Multimodal Techniques and Modelling. Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.
The TSD 2016 conference will be accompanied by a one-day satellite workshop "Community-based Building of Language Resources" (CBBLR). The main topic of the workshop is directed at building new language resources, especially for languages with no or too little existing language resources.
For more information, see http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2016
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Deadline for submission of full papers for the conference: March 15, 2016.
Authors are also invited to submit papers for the CBBLR workshop. Workshop submission deadline: August 3, 2016.
12-15 September 2016, Trends in Logic XVI: Consistency, Contradiction Paraconsistency and Reasoning - 40 years of CLE, Campinas, BrasilDate: 12-15 September 2016Location: Campinas, BrasilDeadline: 15 June 2016
The conference is centered around the areas of logic, epistemology, philosophy and history of science, while bringing together scholars in the fields of philosophy, logic, mathematics, and computer science and other disciplines who have contributed significantly to what Studia Logica is today and to what CLE has achieved in its four decades of existence. It intends to celebrate CLE's strong influence in Brazil and Latin America and the tradition of investigating formal methods inspired in, and devoted to, philosophical views, as well as philosophical problems approached by means of formal methods.
For more information, see http://www.cle.unicamp.br/trendsxvi/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 15 June 2016.
11-14 September 2016, 1st International Workshop on AI aspects of Reasoning, Information, and Memory (AIRIMâ€™16), Gdansk, PolandDate: 11-14 September 2016Location: Gdansk, PolandDeadline: 9 May 2016
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.
For more information, see https://www.fedcsis.org/2016/airim
We welcome submissions of papers on the workshop topics, without limiting to them, across approaches, methods, theories, and applications. Paper submission (strict deadline): May 09 2016 23:59:59 pm HST.
10-12 September 2016, Colloquium Logicum 2016, Hamburg, GermanyDate: 10-12 September 2016Location: Hamburg, GermanyDeadline: 20 June 2016
The Colloquium Logicum is the biannual meeting of the Deutsche Vereinigung für Mathematische Logik und für Grundlagenforschung in den exakten Wissenschaftgen (DVMLG).
This year, the Colloquium takes place in Hamburg, Germany and is organized by Alexander Block, Yurii Khomskii and Benedikt Löwe. The conference will cover the whole range of mathematical logic and the foundations of the exact sciences, in particular, logic in philosophy, computer science and artificial intelligence.
The programme committee invites the submission of abstracts of papers of 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). The submission deadline is Monday, 20 June, 2016.
9-11 September 2016, 10th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2016), Aberdeen, Scotland, UKDate: 9-11 September 2016Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UKDeadline: 23 May 2016
The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning rule-based systems, and their applications in reasoning about web data.
For more information, see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/rr2016/.
The RR conference welcomes original research from all areas of Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. There are two submission formats: Full papers (presenting original and significant research results) and Technical Communications (promising but possibly preliminary work, position papers, system descriptions, and applications descriptions). Deadline for title and abstract submission (extended): May 16, 2015.
9 September 2016, Second Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2016), Sofia, BulgariaDate: 9 September 2016Location: Sofia, BulgariaDeadline: 31 May 2016
CLIB covers a broad spectrum of areas related to natural language processing and computational linguistics, with a special focus on Bulgarian (including multilingual work).
This year, our invited speaker will be Dr. Preslav Nakov from the Qatar Computing Research Institute. He will give a lecture on: Exposing Paid Opinion Manipulation Trolls in News Community Forums
CLIB 2016 invites contributions on original research on NLP. There will be two categories of research papers: oral and poster presentations. Paper submission deadline: 31 May 2016.
7-9 September 2016, 7th Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy 2016 (SOPhiA 2016), Salzburg, AustriaDate: 7-9 September 2016Location: Salzburg, AustriaDeadline: 1 May 2016
SOPhiA 2016 is a public confererence organised by the University of Salzburg's Department of Philosophy (Humanities), where philosophy students (pre-doc) can give presentations and discuss problems of all areas of philosophy. A thematical focus is not intended. The presentations should rather set themselves apart by a methodical limitation to the tradition of Analytic Philosophy by usage of clear language and comprehensible arguments.
The conference is meant to be a unified effort of the conference attendees to clearly formulate some of the problems of philosophy and to provide a critical assessment of them. No individual philosopher is expected to construct "a whole building of philosophy" all by herself; rather, the conference hosts expect everyone, as Carnap proposes, to bring the undertaking forward "at his specific place within" philosophy.
Students and doctoral candidates (pre-doc) in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract (in English or German) prepared for double-blind review. Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2016.
6-9 September 2016, Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata (HIGHLIGHTS 2016), Brussels, BelgiumDate: 6-9 September 2016Location: Brussels, BelgiumDeadline: 3 June 2016
HIGHLIGHTS 2016 is the fourth conference on Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata which aims at integrating the community working in these fields. Papers from these areas are dispersed across many conferences, which makes them difficult to follow. A visit to Highlights conference should offer a wide picture of the latest research in the field and a chance to meet everybody in the community, not just those who happen to publish in one particular proceedings volume.
The conference itself is three days long (Sept. 7-9) and it is preceeded by the Highlights tutorial day (Sept. 6). Representative areas include, but are not restricted to: logic and finite model theory, automata theory, games for logic and verification. The contributed talks are around ten minutes. Ideally, they let participants learn something new, and enable them to understand the objective/problem/question and the result, and to get an idea of the technique.
Detailed information about Highlights 2016 are available at http://highlights-conference.org.
The Programme Committee encourages researchers to attend and present their best work, be it already published or not, at the Highlights conference. The submission deadline is June 3, 2016. As you submit a proposal for a presentation, not a paper, submissions should have a single author, who is the speaker (the abstract, of 1-2 pages, may include a list of coauthors).
5-10 September 2016, Poznan Reasoning Week, Poznan, PolandDate: 5-10 September 2016Location: Poznan, PolandDeadline: 30 June 2016
In recent years we are witnessing a cognitive turn in logic. It results in inclusion of some areas of cognitive science, psychology and computer science into its hard core. Consequently, logic becomes capable of modelling actual cognitive activity of real life agents. This turn does not create a rival for the mathematical logic: it forms a next step in the development of logic. It also reminds that for many centuries logic stood in a close and natural relationship to the science of actual reasoning processes.
Poznan Reasoning Week, consisting of three conferences, aims at bringing together experts from various fields, whose research focus on reasoning processes and their modelling from three perspectives:
1. the interplay of logic and cognition (Logic and Cognition 2016);
2. formal modelling of reasoning and argumentation (14th ArgDiap);
3. natural question processing (QuestPro 2016).
For more information, see https://poznanreasoningweek.wordpress.com/
We invite you to submit proposals for contributed talks and posters. Submission deadline: 30.06.2016.
5-9 September 2016, Syntax Meets Semantics (SYSMICS 2016), Barcelona, SpainDate: 5-9 September 2016Location: Barcelona, SpainDeadline: 30 April 2016
Substructural logics are formal reasoning systems that refine classical logic by weakening structural rules in a Gentzen-style sequent calculus. Intuitionistic, many-valued, linear logics, are typical examples. Traditionally, substructural logics have been investigated using proof theoretic and algebraic methods. In recent years, combined approaches have started to emerge. The programme of the SYSMICS conference will focus on interactions between syntactic and semantic methods in substructural logics. This open conference is the first of a series of meetings planned in the SYSMICS RISE project during 2016-2019.
For more information, see http://sysmics-16.iiia.csic.es/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Contributed talks can be on any topic related to substructural logic. The Programme Committee accepts submissions of abstracts ranging from 2 to 4 pages. Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2016.
5-7 September 2016, 5th René Descartes Lectures & Workshop: Science, Values and Democracy, Tilburg, The NetherlandsDate: 5-7 September 2016Location: Tilburg, The NetherlandsDeadline: 15 May 2016
Every other year, a distinguished philosopher visits Tilburg University and the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science to present the René Descartes Lectures. This year's René Descartes Lecturer is Professor Heather Douglas (University of Waterloo). Professor Douglas will deliver three lectures on the topic 'Science, Values and Democracy', each of which will be commented on by two renowned scholars. Parallel to the lectures, we host a workshop on the same topic.
The lectures will explore the relationships among science, values, and expertise in modern democratic societies. Science, although the best way to gain rich empirical knowledge, cannot be considered value-free. As such, scientists' role in public discourse and in advisory roles is more complex than simply giving us 'the facts.' In democratic societies, we must confront questions of how to make science advising appropriately accountable in our political systems, while protecting scientists from pressures which would damage the integrity of their advice. In the public discourse, citizens have more roles to play than simply being passive receivers of scientific information. This means we need to articulate these roles and create avenues for exercising them. Because of the need for values in science and because this opens science to new modes of engagement and criticism, we need to think through our institutional structures to ensure that the normative demands of good science and good governance can both be met.
For more information visit https://descarteslectures2016.wordpress.com/
For this workshop, we invite submissions in the form of extended abstracts (up to 1000 words) by 15 May 2016.
5-7 September 2016, Non-Classical Logics. Theory and Applications VIII, Lodz, PolandDate: 5-7 September 2016Location: Lodz, PolandDeadline: 30 June 2016
The conference is aimed to serve as a forum for the effective exchange of novel results and the survey of works in the widely understood non-classical logics and their applications.
For more information, see http://filozof.uni.lodz.pl/ncl
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is . Paper submission deadline (extended): 30 June 2016.
5-7 September 2016, 15th International Workshop on Termination (WST 2016), Obergurgl, AustriaDate: 5-7 September 2016Location: Obergurgl, AustriaDeadline: 22 June 2016
The Workshop on Termination (WST) traditionally brings together, in an informal setting, researchers interested in all aspects of termination, whether this interest be practical or theoretical, primary or derived. The workshop also provides a ground for cross-fertilization of ideas from term rewriting and from the different programming language communities. The friendly atmosphere enables fruitful exchanges leading to joint research and subsequent publications. The event is held as part of CLA 2016
For more information, see http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/events/wst-2016/
The 15th International Workshop on Termination welcomes contributions on all aspects of termination and termination analysis. Contributions from the imperative, constraint, functional, and logic programming communities, and papers investigating applications of complexity or termination (for example in program transformation or theorem proving) are particularly welcome. Deadline for submission: June 22, 2016
5-9 September 2016, Entia et Nomina, Warsaw, PolandTitle: Workshop "Entia et Nomina 2016"Date: 5-9 September 2016Location: Warsaw, PolandTarget audience: Logicians, Philosophers, Mathematicians, Cognitive Scientists, Computer ScientistsDeadline: 24 July 2016
The "Entia et Nomina" series features English language workshops for young researchers in formally oriented philosophy, in particular in logic, philosophy of science, formal epistemology and philosophy of language. The aim of the workshop is to foster cooperation among young philosophers with a formal bent from various research groups. The sixth workshop in the series will take place from 5 to 9 September in Warsaw, Poland.
Authors of contributed papers are requested to submit extended abstracts by July, the 30th (extended deadline). Authors of accepted papers will have 40 minutes to present their work. Each paper will be followed by a 10 minute commentary prepared beforehand by another participant. Applications can be made also for the role of commentator only, in which case a short CV is requested.
4-6 September 2016, The 26th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP 2016), London, EnglandDate: 4-6 September 2016Location: London, EnglandDeadline: 24 July 2016
Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) is a subfield of machine learning, which uses logic programming as a uniform representation technique for examples, background knowledge and hypotheses. Due to its strong representation formalism, based on first-order logic, ILP provides an excellent means for multi-relational learning and data mining. The ILP conference series, started in 1991, is the premier international forum for learning from structured relational data. Originally focusing on the induction of logic programs, over the years it has expanded its research horizon significantly and welcomes contributions to all aspects of learning in logic, multi-relational data mining, statistical relational learning, graph and tree mining, learning in other (non-propositional) logic-based knowledge representation frameworks, exploring intersections to statistical learning and other probabilistic approaches.
For more information, see http://ilp16.doc.ic.ac.uk
Submissions are still open for short papers and papers relevant to the conference topics that have been recently published/accepted for publication by a first-class conference. Submission deadline: 24 July 2016.
2-3 September 2016, 17th International Workshop on Logic & Computational Complexity (LCC 2016), Marseille, FranceDate: 2-3 September 2016Location: Marseille, FranceDeadline: 17 June 2016
LCC meetings are aimed at the foundational interconnections between logic and computational complexity, as present, for example, in: implicit computational complexity (descriptive and type-theoretic methods); deductive formalisms as they relate to complexity (e.g. ramification, weak comprehension, bounded arithmetic, linear logic and resource logics); complexity aspects of finite model theory and databases; complexity-mindful program derivation and verification; computational complexity at higher type; and proof complexity.
The programme will consist of invited lectures as well as contributed talks selected by the Programme Committee. Invited speakers: Anupam Das (Lyon), Hugo Férée (Darmstadt), Yevgeny Kazakov (Ulm) and Emanuel Kieronski (Wroclaw).
For more information, see http://lcc2016.cs.unibo.it/
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 Programme Committee will check relevance and may provide additional feedback. Submission deadline: June 17th, 2016
30 August 2016, 5th Workshop "What can FCA do for AI?" (FCA4AI 2016), Den Haag, The NetherlandsDate: 30 August 2016Location: Den Haag, The NetherlandsDeadline: 5 June 2016
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 involving learning, knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology engineering, and as well as information retrieval and text processing. Thus, there exist many ``natural links'' between FCA and AI.
Accordingly, in this workshop, we will be interested in two main issues:
- How can FCA support AI activities such as knowledge processing, learning, natural language processing and information retrieval.
- How can FCA be extended in order to help AI researchers to solve new and complex problems in their domain.
For more information, see http://www.fca4ai.hse.ru/2016
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline: June 5, 2016.
30 August - 2 September 2016, 11th International Conference on Advances in Modal Logic (AiML 2016), Budapest, HungaryDate: 30 August - 2 September 2016Location: Budapest, HungaryDeadline: 20 May 2016
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. Information about the AiML series can be obtained at http://www.aiml.net. AiML-2016 is the 11th conference in the series.
Other than full papers (whose submission deadline has closed), AiML-2016 also invites submissions for short presentations, on all aspects of modal logic, intended for presentation at the conference but not for the published proceedings. These submissions may describe preliminary results, work in progress etc., and will be subject to light reviewing. Short presentations submission deadline: 20 May 2016.
29 August - 1 September 2016, 25th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL 2016), Marseille, France.Date: 29 August - 1 September 2016Location: Marseille, France.Deadline: 8 April 2016
Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). The conference is intended for computer scientists whose research activities involve logic, as well as for logicians working on issues significant for computer science.
Three affiliated workshops will be held as co-located events in the days following the conference: LCC'16: Logic and Computational Complexity 2016 (September 2 and 3)
PLRR: Parametricity, Logical Relations and Realizability (September 2)
QSLC: Quantitative Semantics of Logic and Computation (September 2 and 3)
For more information see http://csl16.lif.univ-mrs.fr/
Authors are invited to submit papers of no more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style (including references) presenting work not previously published, fitting the scope of the conference. Abstract submission deadline: April 8, 2016.
29 August - 2 September 2016, 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016), Den Haag, The NetherlandsDate: 29 August - 2 September 2016Location: Den Haag, The NetherlandsDeadline: 15 April 2016
The biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is Europeâ€™s premier venue for presenting scientific results in AI. Supported by the European Coordinating Committee for AI (ECCAI), the ECAI conference provides an opportunity for researchers to present and hear about the very best research in contemporary AI. As well as a full programme of technical papers, ECAI 2016 will feature several other events. Special topic for ECAI 2016 is 'Artificial Intelligence for Human Values'.
The Programme Committee invites the submission of papers for the technical programme of ECAI 2016. High-quality original submissions are welcome from all areas of Artificial Intelligence. Submission Deadline: 15 April 2016.
29 or 30 August 2016, The Third International Workshop on Defeasible and Ampliative Reasoning (DARe at ECAI 2016), The Hague, NetherlandsDate: 29 or 30 August 2016Location: The Hague, NetherlandsDeadline: 12 June 2016
Classical reasoning is not flexible enough when directly applied to the formalization of certain nuances of human quotidian decision making. These involve different types of inference to reason with uncertainty, exceptions, similarity, vagueness, incomplete or contradictory information and many others.
It turns out that everyday reasoning usually shows two salient intertwined aspects, the ampliative aspect (augmenting reasoning by allowing more conclusions) and the defeasible aspect (curtailing reasoning by disregarding or disallowing some conclusions). Several efforts have been put into the study and definition of formalisms within which these aspects could adequately be captured at different levels, but despite the progress that has been achieved, a large avenue remains 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. 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. Submission deadline: 12 June 2016.
29-30 August 2016, Normative Multi-Agent Systems (NorMAS 2016), Den Haag, The NetherlandsDate: 29-30 August 2016Location: Den Haag, The NetherlandsDeadline: 12 June 2016
Normative systems are complex systems which use normative concepts in order to describe or specify their behaviour. A normative multi-agent system combines models for normative systems (dealing for example with conventions, or obligations) with models for multi-agent systems (dealing with coordination between individual agents). Norms have been proposed in multi-agent systems and computer science to deal with issues of coordination, security, electronic commerce, electronic institutions and agent organization.
Due to the lack of a unified theory, many researchers are presently developing their own ad hoc concepts and applications. The aim of this workshop is to stimulate interdisciplinary research on normative concepts and their applications.
For more information, please contact the organizers, or refer to the homepage at http://icr.uni.lu/normas/.
Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished, research papers written in English. The NorMAS community is multi-disciplinary, and we welcome work from different scientific backgrounds: theoretical work, implementation- oriented work and empirical work. Papers should contain some form of evaluation appropriate to the type of research. Paper submission until: June 12th, 2016.
22-26 August 2016, 41st International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2016), Krakow, PolandDate: 22-26 August 2016Location: Krakow, PolandDeadline: 21 April 2016
MFCS is a well-established venue for presenting high-quality research from various branches of theoretical computer science. The conference provides a platform for researchers interested in different aspects of theoretical computer science to interact, exchange ideas, and present their work.
The conference will have invited talks from Shai Ben-David (Waterloo, Canada), Mikołaj Bojańczyk (Warsaw, Poland), Patricia Bouyer-Decitre (LSV, CNRS & ENS Cachan, France), Tobias Friedrich (Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany) and Virginia Vassilevska Williams (Stanford, USA). EATCS sponsors a best paper award and a best student paper award.
For more information, see http://mfcs.ki.agh.edu.pl/
We invite submission of papers describing high-quality original research in all areas of theoretical computer science. Papers should not exceed 12 pages in LIPIcs style (excluding the references and an optional appendix). Abstract submission deadline: April 21st, 2016.
20-21 August 2016, The 21st Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2016), Bolzano, ItalyDate: 20-21 August 2016Location: Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: 31 March 2016
FG-2016 is the 20th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. FG provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language.
For more information, see http://fg.phil.hhu.de/2016/
We invite electronic submissions of original, 16-page papers (including references and possible technical appendices). The submission deadline is March 31, 2016. 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.
20-21 August 2016, 5th International Workshop on Computational Creativity, Concept Invention and General Intelligence (C3GI 2016), Bolen-Bolzano, ItalyDate: 20-21 August 2016Location: Bolen-Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: 29 June 2016
The targeted audience for this ESSLLI-2016 workshop are researchers associated with fields working in the development of computational models for creativity, concept formation, concept discovery, idea generation, and their overall relation to general intelligence, as well as researchers coming from application areas, like computer-aided innovation (CAI). Also, in 2016 especially researchers working on logical methods related to creativity, concept formation, and conceptual change are invited to submit original research contributions or opinion papers to the workshop.
For more information, see http://c3gi.inf.unibz.it/
We invite papers that make a scientific contribution to the fields of computational creativity, idea generation and/or artificial general intelligence. Paper submission deadline (extended): UTC 23:59, June 29, 2016
16-19 August 2016, 23nd Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2016), Puebla, MexicoDate: 16-19 August 2016Location: Puebla, MexicoDeadline: 14 March 2016
WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. The twenty-third WoLLIC will be held at the Department of Computer Science, BenemÃ©rita Universidad AutÃ³noma de Puebla, MÃ©xico, from August 16th to 19th, 2016.
It is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), the Sociedade Brasileira de ComputaÃ§Ã£o (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de LÃ³gica (SBL).
For more information, see http://www.wollic.cs.buap.mx/
Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by Mar 14, 2016, and the full paper by Mar 21, 2016 (firm date).
15-26 August 2016, ESSLLI 2016 Student Session, Bolzano, ItalyDate: 15-26 August 2016Location: Bolzano, ItalyDeadline: 25 March 2016
The ESSLLI 2016 Student Session will be held during ESSLLI 2016 at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, between the dates of August 15-26, 2016. The Student Session is a forum for PhD and Master students to present their research at the interfaces of logic, language, and computation.
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 . This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.
Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations and one for posters. This means that papers are directly submitted either as oral presentations or as poster presentations. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.
Submission deadline: March 10, 2016. Detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: http://www2.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/esslli-stus-2016/. Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to marisa.koellner at uni-tuebingen.de and rziai at sfs.uni-tuebingen.de.
11-12 August 2016, Fifth Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2016), Berlin, GermanyDate: 11-12 August 2016Location: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: 18 April 2016
We are pleased to announce that SIGLEX and SIGSEM, special interest groups of the ACL, are organizing the fifth joint conference on lexical and computational semantics: *SEM (pronounced "starsem"). This time *SEM will be colocated with ACL-2016 in Berlin, Germany.
*SEM brings together researchers interested in the semantics of natural languages and its computational modeling. The conference embraces symbolic and probabilistic approaches, and everything in between; theoretical contributions as well as practical applications are welcome. The long-term goal of *SEM is to provide a stable forum for the growing number of NLP researchers working on all aspects of semantics.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/starsem2016/.
We solicit both long and short papers. Submissions to *SEM-2016 must describe unpublished work and be written in English. *SEM papers due: 18th of April 2016
11 August 2016, 10th Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities (LaTeCH 2016), Berlin, GermanyDate: Thursday 11 August 2016Location: Berlin, GermanyDeadline: 1 May 2016
The LaTeCH workshop series aims to provide a forum for researchers who are working on developing novel information technology for improved information access to data from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage. Since the formation of SIGHUM (ACL Special Interest Group on Language Technologies for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities), the LaTeCH workshop is also the venue for the SIGHUM annual research and business meeting. LaTeCH 2016 is to be held in conjunction with ACL 2016.
In the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Heritage communities there is increasing interest in and demand for NLP methods for semantic annotation, intelligent linking, discovery, querying, cleaning, and visualization of both primary and secondary data. These domains of application entail new challenges for NLP research. For this reason, it is of mutual benefit that NLP experts, data specialists, and digital humanities researchers working in and across these domains get involved in the Computational Linguistics community and present their fundamental or applied research results.
Authors are invited to submit papers on original, unpublished work in the topic areas of the workshop. In addition to long papers presenting completed work, we also invite short papers and system descriptions (demos). Short & long paper submission deadline: May 1st, 2016.
31 July - 6 August 2016, Logic Colloquium 2016 (LC 2016), Leeds, U.K.Date: 31 July - 6 August 2016Location: Leeds, U.K.Deadline: 29 April 2016
The Logic Colloquium 2016, organized under the auspices of the Association for Symbolic Logic, will feature 12 plenary speakers, as well as 2 tutorials and 6 special sessions. The twenty-seventh annual Gödel Lecture will be delivered by S. Todorcevic.
For more information, see http://www.lc2016.leeds.ac.uk/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is April 29th, 2016.
25-29 July 2016, Mathematical Foundations of Informatics Conference, Chisinau, MoldovaDate: 25-29 July 2016Location: Chisinau, MoldovaDeadline: 5 May 2016
The 2016 edition of the annual Mathematical Foundations of Informatics Conference is aimed at bringing together the researchers from East and West Europe, as well as researchers worldwide, and add synergy to their endeavors to lay down the mathematical foundations for computer science, also known as Informatics. Round tables are planned to ensure an open debate on the state of the art and new directions of research and cooperation, as well as on the action items required for the renaissance of research on this domain in East Europe.
For more information, see http://www.mfoi.eu/conf2016/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is May 5, 2016.
25-29 July 2016, 5th International Workshop on Theorem proving components for Educational software (ThEdu 2016), Bialystock, PolandDate: 25-29 July 2016Location: Bialystock, PolandDeadline: 4 June 2016
This workshop intends to gather the research communities for computer Theorem Proving (TP), Automated Theorem Proving (ATP), Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP), as well as Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) and Dynamic Geometry Systems (DGS). The goal of this union is to combine and focus systems of these areas to enhance existing educational software as well as studying the design of the next generation of mechanised mathematics assistants (MMA).
The workshop provides a meeting place for educators and developers of educational mathematics software and experts in TP. The discussions shall clarify the requirements of education, identify advantages and promises of TP for learning and motivate development of such a novel kind of educational mathematical tools.
For more information, see http://www.uc.pt/en/congressos/thedu/thedu16
We welcome submission of extended abstracts and demonstration proposals presenting original unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Deadline for extended abstracts and proposals: 4. June 2016.
Special issue of JANCL on Logic and ArgumentationDeadline: 15 November 2016
The interplay of logic and argumentation has a long history, from (at least) Aristotle to very recent knowledge representation and reasoning and formalization of argumentation in artificial intelligence. This is a highly interdisciplinary research field, involving researchers from several fields including logic, philosophy, computer science, artificial intelligence, and law.
In order to facilitate further cross-fertilization, Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics invites contributions to a special issue on Logic and Argumentation. We welcome submissions of original research in either area, and particularly encourage submissions in the intersection between the two. The special issue is a follow-up to the First Chinese Conference on Logic and Argumentation that took place at Zhejiang University in May 2016.
16-18 July 2016, 20th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (Semdial 2016 / JerSem), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USADate: 16-18 July 2016Location: Rutgers University, New Jersey, USADeadline: 20 April 2016
JerSem will be the 20th 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 2016 the workshop will be hosted by the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science, at its downtown New Brunswick Campus, approximately one hour from New York City. The workshop is timed to immediately follow IJCAI 2016 in New York City, and will be collocated at Rutgers with NASSLLI, the North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information.
The workshop will feature a special session on Questions Under Discussion, focusing on the role of discourse purposes in utterance interpretation and dialogue structure, and their reflection in utterance form.
For more information, see http://semantics.rutgers.edu/jersem/
We invite submissions on all topics related to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue. Full paper submission deadline: 20 April 2016. JerSem will also provide authors with an opportunity to submit 2-page late-breaking abstracts describing system demonstrations and poster presentations, with an anticipated deadline in early June.
16-17 July 2016, 11th International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy 2016), New York City, U.S.A.Date: 16-17 July 2016Location: New York City, U.S.A.Deadline: 20 June 2016
AI research continues to face huge challenges in developping truly intelligent systems. Recent developments in neural-symbolic integration bring an opportunity to integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these challenges. The workshops in the NeSy series are intended to create an atmosphere of exchange of ideas, providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of the key topics related to neural-symbolic integration.
Keynote speakers are Leon Bottou (Facebook AI Research, U.S.A.) and Gary Marcus (New York University & Geometric Intelligence Inc., U.S.A.). NeSy'16 is part of HLAI 2016, the Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence 2016.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers that have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere. Deadline for paper submission: May 25, 2016. Additionally, for the first time presentations based on extended abstracts will be considered. These shall allow to report on latest results which had not been available at the time of paper submission, and have a deadline for submission of June 20, 2016.
11-13 July 2016, Seventh International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative (CMN 2016)Date: 11-13 July 2016Deadline: 7 March 2016
The workshop series, Computational Models of Narrative (CMN) is dedicated to advancing the computationally grounded scientific study of narrative. Narrative provides a model for organizing and communicating experience, knowledge, and culture. This interdisciplinary workshop aims to provide an appropriate venue for papers addressing fundamental topics and questions regarding narrative.
The workshop will have a special focus on how the computational modeling, analysis, or generation of narrative has affected approaches in the humanities for studying and generating narrative in or across textual, aural, or visual media.
CMN 2016 is a satellite workshop symposium of The Digital Humanities 2016 (DH 2016)
For more information, see http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/cmn16/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Long, short and position papers are solicited. Submission deadline is March 7, 2016.
11-15 July 2016, NASSLLI workshop on Statistical and Logical Models of Meaning (SaLMoM), Rutgers University, New Jersey, USADate: 11-15 July 2016Location: Rutgers University, New Jersey, USADeadline: 1 April 2016
Mathematical models of natural language semantics oscillate between the two opposing approaches of word-based statistical and sentence-based compositional. Word-based models rely on the ideas of Harris and Firth that words occurring in similar contexts have similar meanings. Compositional models, in the sense of Montague 1970, systematically associate the steps of a syntactic derivation with semantic operations acting on the interpretations of the constituents. This workshop is an attempt to bring together active researchers of these seemingly separate approaches to address problems of both theoretical and practical nature.
One major goal is to introduce the statistical researchers to the advanced type-logical techniques that have been developed to handle challenging grammatical phenomena; the second one is to help the researchers of the logical field to enhance their systems with vector representations. The overall goal is to help both groups collaborate to develop systems where both word vectors and complex grammatical structures can be reasoned about in a compositional and computationally tractable way.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/statlogmeaning/.
We invite submissions in the form of 2-page abstracts on topics relating statistical and logical models of natural language. This can be a summary of an already published paper or a new contribution. Submissions will be evaluated as to their potential for establishing meaningful links between the logical and statistical approaches. Deadline: April 1st 2016. Submission webpage: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=salmom2016.
10 July 2016, Fourth Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS'16), New York City, U.S.A.Date: Sunday 10 July 2016Location: New York City, U.S.A.Deadline: 10 April 2016
Formal tools coming from logic and category theory are important in both natural language semantics and in computational semantics. Moreover, work on these tools borrows heavily from all areas of theoretical computer science. In the other direction, applications having to do with natural language has inspired developments on the formal side. The workshop invites papers on both topics.
NLCS'16 is affiliated with Logic in Computer Science 2016.
For more information, see http://www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is April 10, 2016.
9 July 2016, Second Workshop on Bridging the gap between human and automated reasoning, New York NY, U.S.A.Date: 9 July 2016Location: New York NY, U.S.A.Deadline: 18 April 2016
Human reasoning or the psychology of deduction is well researched in cognitive psychology and in cognitive science. Automated deduction, on the other hand, is mainly focusing on the automated proof search in logical calculi. Recently a coupling of the areas of cognitive science and automated reasoning is addressed in several approaches. For example there is increasing interest in modeling human rea- soning within automated reasoning systems including modeling with answer set programming, deontic logic or abductive logic programming. There are also various approaches within AI research.
This workshop is intended to get an overview of existing approaches and make a step towards a cooperation between computational logic and cognitive science. The workshop will be held in conjunction with IJCAI-16 and is supported by IFIP TC12.
For more information, see http://ratiolog.uni-koblenz.de/bridging2016
Papers, including the description of work in progress are welcome. Full Paper submission deadline: April 18th, 2016.
8-10 July 2016, 9th annual workshop on Decisions, Games and Logic (DGL 2016), Michigan, U.S.A.Date: 8-10 July 2016Location: Michigan, U.S.A.Deadline: 1 March 2016
The DGL workshop series started in 2007 and aims to bring together graduate students, post-docs and senior researchers from economics, logic, and philosophy working on formal approaches to rational individual and group decision making. This is the first DGL to be held in North America.
For more information, see http://www-personal.umich.edu/~skaron/dgl/
We invite submissions from graduate students, post-docs and other early career researchers in decision theory, game theory, logic, and formal philosophy more generally, including philosophy of science and epistemology. Both full and poster presentations are solicited. Co-authored papers and interdisciplinary work are highly encouraged. Submission deadline is 1 March 2016.
4 July 2016, 4th International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas (and Beyond) (QBF 2016), Bordeaux, FranceDate: Monday 4 July 2016Location: Bordeaux, FranceDeadline: 8 May 2016
Quantified Boolean formulas (QBF) are an extension of propositional logic which allows for explicit quantification over propositional variables. The decision problem of QBF is PSPACE-complete compared to NP-completeness of the decision problem of propositional logic (SAT). Many problems from application domains such as model checking, formal verification or synthesis are PSPACE-complete, and hence could be encoded in QBF. Considerable progress has been made in the theory and practice of QBF solving throughout the past years.
The goal of the International Workshop on Quantified Boolean Formulas (and Beyond) is to bring together researchers working on theoretical and practical aspects of QBF solving and related formalisms involving quantifiers. The workshop addresses theoreticians and practitioners in order to reflect on the state of the art in research and to consolidate on immediate and long-term challenges. As the efforts of extending languages with quantifiers have not only been made for propositional logic in terms of QBFs, but in many other formalism like Constraint Satisfaction Problem (CSP) and Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT), QBF 2016 also targets researchers working in these related fields in order to exchange experiences and ideas.
For more information, see http://fmv.jku.at/qbf16/
We solicit paper submissions in the following categories: talk-only papers (presenting work that has been published already, novel unpublished work, or work in progress), full papers (describing novel, unpublished work, including work in progress) and short tutorial presentations (on topics related to the workshop). Deadline for submissions: 8 May 2016.
27 June - 1 July 2016, Computability in Europe 2016 (CiE 2016), Paris, FranceDate: 27 June - 1 July 2016Location: Paris, FranceDeadline: 23 April 2016
CiE 2016 is the twelfth 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.
CiE 2016's Motto is: "Pursuit of the Universal". The year 2016 brings the eightieth anniversary of the publication of Alan Turing's seminal paper featuring the Universal Turing Machine. Just as the semantics of the machine gave rise to Incomputability, and pointed to future directions in proof theory, AI, generalised computability, the underlying role of typed information and natural language, and the computability and definability underpinning bioinformatics: so our conference subtitle honours Turing's role in anticipating the quest for universal computational frameworks across a wide spectrum of scientific and humanist disciplines.
For more information, see http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/CIE2016/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers (European and non-European) to submit their papers in all areas related to computability for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings. Papers that build bridges between different parts of the research community are particularly welcome. Submission deadline: 15 December 2015.
In addition to the formal presentations based on our LNCS proceedings volume, we invite researchers to present informal presentations. For this, please send us a brief description of your talk (between one paragraph and two pages) by the deadline April 23, 2016, via EasyChair, selecting the category "Informal Presentation".
25 June 2016, Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming (HaPoP 2016), Paris, FranceDate: 25 June 2016Location: Paris, FranceDeadline: 14 April 2016
One major challenge throughout the history of programming is the development of an interface between humans, software and hardware. It has been the task of the so-called operating system to: maintain a file system; regulate access to resources; synchronize operations; etc. Today, Operating Systems are usually equipped with Graphical User interfaces (GUI) designed to give the 'user' a 'friendly' experience thus hiding â€“ and sometimes even rendering inaccessible â€“ much of the underlying structure and features of the computing machinery. The aim of the current symposium is to offer an opportunity for historical and philosophical reflection on operating systems and the programs they coordinate.
Our approach is interdisciplinarity and openness towards different fields relevant to HaPoC. We were and are strongly convinced that such trans- and interdisciplinarity is necessary if one wants to reflect on a discipline such as computer science with its multidimensional nature. The current symposium will be organized in a similar manner and invites researchers coming from a diversity of backgrounds, including historians, philosophers, logicians and computer scientists who want to engage with topics relevant to the history and philosophy of programming and more specifically that of operating systems.
For more information, see http://hapoc.org/hapop3
The Programme Committee cordially invites researchers working in a field relevant to the main topics of the symposium to submit an abstract. Abstract should be submitted at the latest by (extended deadline) April 14, 2016.
22-26 June 2016, 1st International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2016), Porto, PortugalDate: 22-26 June 2016Location: Porto, PortugalDeadline: 29 January 2016
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 and homotopy type theory. The name of the new conference comes from an unpublished but important book by Gerard Huet that strongly influenced many researchers in the area.
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submissions can be made in two categories: regular research papers and system descriptions. Submission deadline (title and abstract): 29 January 2016.
22-24 June 2016, 21st International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB 2016), Manchester, UKDate: 22-24 June 2016Location: Manchester, UKDeadline: 31 January 2016
Since 1995, the NLDB conference aims at bringing together researchers, industrials and potential users interested in various applications of Natural Language in the Database and Information Systems field.
For more information see http://www.salford.ac.uk/conferencing-at-salford/conference-management/
NLDB 2016 invites researchers from academia and industry to submit papers for oral or poster presentations on recent, unpublished research that addresses theoretical aspects, algorithms, applications, architectures for applied and integrated NLP, resources for applied NLP, and other aspects of NLP, as well as review and discussion papers. Submission deadline is 31 January 2016.
19-24 June 2016, 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2016), New York, U.S.A.Date: 19-24 June 2016Location: New York, U.S.A.Deadline: 5 February 2016
ICML is the leading international machine learning conference and is supported by the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS). The conference will consist of one day of tutorials, followed by three days of main conference sessions, followed by two days of workshops.
For more information, see http://icml.cc/2016/
We invite submissions of papers on all topics related to machine learning for the conference proceedings, and proposals for tutorials and workshops. This year, ICML will adopt a single reviewing cycle, with a single paper deadline on February 5th.
15-17 June 2016, Thirteenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2016), Faro, PortugalDate: 15-17 June 2016Location: Faro, PortugalDeadline: 14 March 2016
The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data. The classical approach in these areas is to consider algorithms as operating on finite strings of symbols from a finite alphabet. Most mathematical models in physics and engineering, however, are based on the real number concept. Thus, a computability theory and a complexity theory over the real numbers and over more general continuous data structures is needed.
Despite remarkable progress in recent years many important fundamental problems have not yet been studied, and presumably numerous unexpected and surprising results are waiting to be detected. Scientists working in the area of computation on real-valued data come from different fields, such as theoretical computer science, domain theory, logic, constructive mathematics, computer arithmetic, numerical mathematics and all branches of analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for people from such diverse areas to meet, present work in progress and exchange ideas and knowledge.
For more information, see http://cca-net.de/cca2016/
Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format (including references) by March 14, 2016.
15-17 June 2016, 22nd International Workshop on Cellular Automata and Discrete Complex Systems (AUTOMATA 2016), Zuerich, SwitzerlandDate: 15-17 June 2016Location: Zuerich, SwitzerlandDeadline: 1 May 2016
The aim of the AUTOMATA series is:
- To establish and maintain a permanent, international, multidisciplinary forum for the collaboration of researchers in the field of Cellular Automata (CA) and Discrete Complex Systems (DCS)
- To provide a platform for presenting and discussing new ideas and results.
- To support the development of theory and applications of CA and DCS (e.g. parallel computing, physics, biology, social sciences, and others) as long as fundamental aspects and their relations are concerned.
- To identify and study within an inter- and multidisciplinary context, the important fundamental aspects, concepts, notions and problems concerning CA and DCS.
For more information, see http://automata2016.ini.uzh.ch/
Papers presenting original and unpublished research on all fundamental aspects of cellular automata and related discrete complex systems are sought. There are two categories of submission : full papers (submission now closed) and exploratory papers (submission deadline: May 1, 2016). The later submission deadline for exploratory papers allows quick reporting of recent discoveries, work -in-progress and/or partial results.
12-17 June 2016, 15th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL HLT 2016), San Diego, U.S.A.Date: 12-17 June 2016Location: San Diego, U.S.A.Deadline: 6 January 2016
The conference covers a broad spectrum of disciplines working towards enabling intelligent systems to interact with humans using natural language, to understanding computational and other linguistic properties of language, and to enhancing human-human communication through services such as speech recognition, automatic translation, information retrieval, text summarization, and information extraction
For more information see http://naacl.org/naacl-hlt-2016/
The conference invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of automated language processing and creation of language resources. The short paper format may also be appropriate for a small, focused contribution, a work in progress, a negative result, an opinion piece or an interesting application nugget. Deadline for both Long and Short paper submission: Jan 6, 2016.
9-10 June 2016, 16th Annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics and Physics Graduate Conference (LMP 2016), London, Ontario, CanadaDate: 9-10 June 2016Location: London, Ontario, CanadaDeadline: 22 February 2016
The LMP Graduate Student Conference is a graduate student conference in philosophy at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. LMP will bring together philosophers of logic, mathematics, and physics for two days of presentations and discussions with some of the leaders in these fields. James Ladyman (University of Bristol) will be giving the keynote address.
Graduate students who have not yet defended their PhD thesis are invited to submit papers on any topic in philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of physics. Submission deadline is February 22nd, 2016. Papers in philosophy of physics will also be considered for the 13th Annual Clifton Memorial book prize.
8-9 June 2016, 9th Interaction and Concurrency Experience (ICE 2016), Heraklion, GreeceDate: 8-9 June 2016Location: Heraklion, GreeceDeadline: 25 March 2016
Interaction and Concurrency Experiences (ICEs) is a series of international scientific meetings oriented to theoretical computer science researchers with special interest in models, verification, tools, and programming primitives for complex interactions.
The general scope of the venue includes theoretical and applied aspects of interactions and the synchronization mechanisms used among components of concurrent/distributed systems, related to several areas of computer science in the broad spectrum ranging from formal specification and analysis to studies inspired by emerging computational models.
For more information, see http://2016.discotec.org/ice2016
We solicit contributions relevant to Interaction and Concurrency. Both full and short papers are sollicited, as well as announcements of previously-published or unpublished works. Paper selection will use an innovative mechanism which utilizes both reviewers and an an interactive discussion amongst authors and PC members. Deadline for abstract submission: March 25, 2016.
6â€“10 June 2016, 13th International Workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2016), Glasgow, ScotlandDate: 6â€“10 June 2016Location: Glasgow, ScotlandDeadline: 13 March 2016
QPL is a workshop that brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied to the study of physical behaviour in general.
For more information see http://qpl2016.cis.strath.ac.uk/
The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 13 March 2016.
22-27 May 2016, 6th Summer School on Formal Techniques (SSFT16), Atherton CA, U.S.A.Date: 22-27 May 2016Location: Atherton CA, U.S.A.Deadline: 30 April 2016
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 sixth 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 studying and using formal techniques in their research. A prior background in formal methods is helpful but not required. Participants at the school will have a seriously fun time experimenting with the tools and techniques presented in the lectures during laboratory sessions.
The main lectures in the summer school will be preceded by a background course on logic taught by Natarajan Shankar (SRI)and Stephane Graham-Lengrand (Ecole Polytechnique) on "Speaking Logic".
Applicants are urged to submit their applications before April 30, 2016, since there are only a limited number of spaces available. Non-US applicants requiring US visas are requested to apply early. For more information, see http://fm.csl.sri.com/SSFT16
CfP special issue of 'Philosophy & Technology' on Logic as TechnologyDeadline: 15 June 2016
This special issue initiates Philosophy and Technology's new subject area on logic and technology by proposing to explore how our thinking about logic can be shaped by our thinking about technology. This includes, first and foremost, the suggestion that we can see logic as a technology itself. A general header under which we can study logics as technologies starts from the insight that logical systems and theories are (pick your preferred term) developed, engineered or designed, and are often so with a particular application in mind. Many of their properties are best seen as the result of design or modelling decisions.
We welcome papers that explore the potential connections between logic and technology, and further develop fruitful ways of technological thinking about logic. Deadline for submission (extended): 15 June 2016.
9-13 May 2016, 21st Conference on Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics, Szklarska Poreba, PolandDate: 9-13 May 2016Location: Szklarska Poreba, PolandDeadline: none
We are pleased to announce that the 21st Conference on Applications of Logic in Philosophy and the Foundations of Mathematics will be held in Szklarska Poreba from May 9 to May 13, 2016. Traditionally, the organizers of the conference are Chair of Logic, University of Wroclaw, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Opole University and Institute of Mathematics, University of Silesia at Katowice. The meeting takes place in Szklarska Poreba, in the lovely Sudety Mountains on the Polish-Czech border. The event is being held under the patronage of the Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science.
The invited speakers of the upcoming meeting are: Henrich Wansing, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Jan Wolenski, University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów .
The detailed information regarding conference registration, submission of abstracts, and accommodation will be available in the forthcoming announcements and on the conference's website at www dot klmn dot uni dot wroc dot pl slash conference dot html. For more information, please contact marcisel at uni dot wroc dot pl.
Contributions related to logic, logical philosophy, pragmatics, foundations of mathematics and related areas are welcome. papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 4 April 2016.
9-11 May 2016, PhDs in Logic VIII, Darmstadt, GermanyDate: 9-11 May 2016Location: Darmstadt, GermanyDeadline: 7 February 2016
PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This conference has an interdisciplinary character, welcoming contributions to various topics in Mathematical Logic, Philosophical Logic, and Logic in Computer Science; its aim is to bring together graduate students and researchers as well as to foster contact between graduate students.
The program will involve five tutorials by established researchers in different fields as well as short presentations by PhD students on their research.
Registration is open until April 30 2016. For more information, see www.mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de/fbereiche/logik/phdsinlogic2016/
We invite abstracts by PhD students on their research in any general field of Logic: Mathematical Logic, Philosophical Logic, Logic in Computer Science. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by two members of the Scientific Committee: the chosen abstracts will be presented by their authors during the conference in a 20 minute presentation. Please submit your blinded abstract by February 7th 2016.
CfP special issue of JICPR on "Pluralism in Mathematics"Deadline: 15 July 2016
Professors Mihir Kumar Chakraborty and Michele Friend are co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (JICPR). This will be the first collection of edited papers on the subject of mathematical pluralism in the world.
"Pluralism" is an attitude. It means having a principled tolerance towards whatever it is one is pluralist about. The tolerance can be principled in different ways. One is that the pluralist might think that he or she can learn more, and not be led too far astray, by seriously employing or entertaining several: methodologies, theories, types of theory etc. A second reason is that on present evidence there is no good enough reason to be monist about: methodology, theory, type of theory, foundations and so on. A third reason is that one observes pluralism in the successful practice of mathematics. Finally, there are external reasons that also give rise to plurality: these stem from the society and culture in which mathematics is born. The traditions of Arabic, Chinese and Indian mathematics were different from the Greek.
This volume will track both kinds of plurality, internal as well as external and project pluralism in mathematics through representative articles. We shall accept papers on these, or related, themes. If you are not sure that your topic falls within "mathematical pluralism", you may send in an abstract for evaluation of relevance to Michele at gwu.edu or mihirc4 at gmail.com by 20 May. Regardless of whether you have sent in an abstract, papers are due 15 July 2016.
For more information, see here or http://www.springer.com/philosophy/journal/40961/PSE
22-25 April 2016, 29th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2016), Cape Town, South AfricaDate: 22-25 April 2016Location: Cape Town, South AfricaDeadline: 7 February 2016
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.
This year the DL workshop is co-located with KR 2016 and will share a joint session with the International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR 2016).
For more information, see http://dl2016.cs.uct.ac.za/
We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, Paper registration deadline: February 7, 2016.
3 April 2016, 3rd Workshop on Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis (HCVS 2016), Eindhoven, The NetherlandsDate: Sunday 3 April 2016Location: Eindhoven, The NetherlandsDeadline: 5 February 2016
This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in the two communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g., ICLP and CP) and Program Verification (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI) on the topic of Horn clause based analysis, verification and synthesis.
Most Program Verification and Synthesis problems of interest can be modeled directly using Horn clauses and many recent advances in the CLP and CAV communities have centered around efficiently solving problems presented as Horn clauses. Horn clauses for verification and synthesis have been advocated by these two communities in different times and from different perspectives and this workshop is organized to stimulate interaction and a fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.
For more information see http://hcvs2016.it.uu.se/
We solicit regular papers describing theory and implementation of Horn-clause based analysis and tool descriptions. We also solicit extended abstracts describing work-in-progress, as well as presentations covering previously published results that are of interest to the workshop. Paper submission deadline is 5 February 2016.
20 - 24 June 2016, Logica 2016, Hejnice, Czech RepublicDate: 20 - 24 June 2016Location: Hejnice, Czech RepublicDeadline: 15 February 2016
Logica 2016 is the 30th in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic. Invited speakers are Kit Fine, Sara Negri, Nick Smith, and Neil Tennant.
Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for 'philosophically' and for 'mathematically' oriented logicians. The deadline is 15 February 2016.
9 or 10 May 2016, Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS'16), SingaporeDate: 9 or 10 May 2016Location: SingaporeDeadline: 1 February 2016
There is a growing interdisciplinary community of researchers and research groups working on logical aspects of MAS from the perspectives of logic, artificial intelligence, computer science, game theory, and related disciplines. The LAMAS workshop serves the community as a constructive platform for presentation and exchange of ideas.
The workshop is intended to cover, but it is not limited to, the following subjects:
- Logical systems for specification, analysis, and reasoning about MAS
- Modeling MAS with logic-based models
- Logic in game theory
- Logic in social choice theory
- Deductive systems and decision procedures for logics for MAS
- Development, complexity analysis, and implementation of algorithmic methods for formal verification of MAS
- Logic-based tools for MAS
- Applications of logics in MAS
We will allow three types of submissions to attract a broad audience and to have a mixed bag of contributions: regular papers, system descriptions and extended abstracts. Paper submision deadline is February 1, 2016, with author notification at March 2 and camera-ready deadline on March 10.
13 - 17 February 2017, 2nd Indian Winter School on Diagrams, Kolkata, IndiaDate: 13 - 17 February 2017Location: Kolkata, India
Following on from the success of the first school in 2015, the 2nd Indian Winter School on Diagrams will bring together graduate students and early career researchers with interests in diagrams research, although participation from all researchers, regardless of career stage, is welcomed. The week-long school will provide accessible courses on the state-of-the-art in diagrams research, covering three main themes: diagrammatic logics, philosophical and historical developments, and empirical research. Courses will be delivered by internationally renowned experts and will have an emphasis on interactivity.
The School aims to enable delegates to begin research into diagrams by introducing them to current research and through thought-provoking exchanges and discussions. The experienced facilitators will tease out research questions that are appropriate for early-stage researchers to tackle, providing a starting point for a research career in the study of logical diagrams. Delegates will be encouraged to identify collaboration opportunities both with other delegates and the course facilitators.For more information, see sites.google.com/site/winterschoolondiagrams2017.
12 - 16 February 2017, 7th BIU Winter School on Cryptography, Ramat-Gan, IsraelDate: 12 - 16 February 2017Location: Ramat-Gan, IsraelCosts: 750 shekels
The concept of differential privacy is central to the rigorous foundational approach to private data analysis that has emerged in cryptography in the last decade. The development of this approach was motivated by the vast amounts of personal information that are collected in today’s information environment, and by a rapidly growing body of work demonstrating how traditional approaches to privacy, such as de-identification, fail to provide adequate privacy preservation.
The framework of differential privacy provides a rigorous mathematical treatment of privacy, with concrete provable guarantees that are robust against adversaries with arbitrary computational power and with arbitrary auxiliary knowledge. There is now a large body of theoretical work in this vein, and many established relationships to scientific fields including statistics, machine learning, databases, algorithms, information theory, program verification, and game theory. The products of this research are also making their first strides into use in real world applications where sensitive personal information is analyzed, with algorithms currently deployed by the US Census Bureau, Google, Yahoo, and Apple.
The target audience for the school is graduate students and postdocs in cryptography (we will assume that participants have taken at least one university-level course in cryptography). However, all faculty, undergrads and professionals with the necessary background are welcome. The winter school is open to participants from all over the world; all talks will be in English.
9 February 2017, Workshop "Culture and Cognition", Göttingen, GermanyDate: Thursday 9 February 2017Location: Göttingen, Germany
A number of disciplines make use of the concept of culture in their analyses, employing it in different contexts and with varying degrees of explicitness. There are myriad definitions of 'culture', and open questions about how culture is related to social life, evolution, and cognitive processes on the individual level - e.g. in human psychology as explored in both developmental and cross-cultural analyses - and in the understanding of non-human behaviors such as social learning, imitation, and creative problem solving.
The goal of the workshop is to highlight interdisciplinary connections that will ameliorate our understanding of the phenomenon of culture and the ways in which this concept can enrich our analyses of cognition.
3 - 5 February 2017, Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA (VIG 19), Los Angeles, U.S.A.Date: 3 - 5 February 2017Location: Los Angeles, U.S.A.
There will be a Very Informal Gathering of Logicians at UCLA, from Friday February 3 to Sunday February 5, 2017. The invited speakers are Itai Ben-Yaacov (Hjorth lecture), Philipp Hieronymi, Elaine Landry, Joseph Miller, Kobi Peterzil, Dima Sinapova, Simon Thomas, Todor Tsankov, and Ryan Williams. It is expected that travel grants will be available for graduate students and faculty in early career stages; to apply contact the organizers by December 1.For more information, see www.logic.ucla.edu/vig2017.
2 - 3 February 2017, Mathematical and Metaphysical Explanation Workshop, Paris, FranceDate: 2 - 3 February 2017Location: Paris, France
The Institute of History and Philosophy of Sciences and Techniques (IHPST) hosts a workshop on Mathematical and Metaphysical Explanation. This is the first of two twin workshops to be jointly organized by IHPST and IUSS Pavia whose aim is to build a bridge a bridge between mathematical and metaphysical explanation, opening to unexplored and fruitful future directions of research.
There will be talks by: Andrew Arana (University of Paris 1, IHPST), Luca Incurvati (University of Amsterdam), Marc Lange (University of North-Carolina at Chapel-Hill), Hannes Leitgeb (University of Munich), Mary Leng (University of York), Daniele Molinini (University of Lisbon), Francesca Poggiolesi (University of Paris 1, IHPST), Stefan Roski (University of Hamburg) and Erik Weber (University of Ghent).
28 January - 4 February 2017, Winter School in Abstract Analysis: section set theory & topology, Hejnice, Czech RepublicDate: 28 January - 4 February 2017Location: Hejnice, Czech Republic
The Winter School is a traditional conference for mathematicians working in diverse areas of Set Theory, Topology and Analysis. The school is a meeting where emphasis is put on the joy of doing mathematics. Questions and discussions are welcome and there is plenty of space for them outside of the talks.
The meeting aims to be a meeting for both experienced researchers as well as advanced students who are most welcome to not only participate but to also present their work.
The program is split into a tutorial part and a research part. The tutorial part consists of a series of lectures delivered by the invited speakers. The tutorials are meant to be accessible to students and non-experts. Tutorial speakers for this year are: David Asperó, Joan Bagaria, Christina Brech and Andrew Marks. The research part consists of presentations of research papers/problems from the area of Set Theory, Set Theoretic Topology, Measure Theory and related fields.For more information, see www.winterschool.eu.
25 - 27 January 2017, BPGMTC 2017: British Postgraduate Model Theory Conference, Leeds, EnglandDate: 25 - 27 January 2017Location: Leeds, England
This is the 7th version of this conference, and it is a great occasion for PhD students and young researchers in model theory to give talks and interact with each other. We expect to fund accommodation and part of travel expenses.
The invited speakers are: Zoe Chatzidakis, Amador Martin-Pizarro, Jaroslav Nesetril and Boris Zilber.
20 January 2017, "Zwischen Philosophie und Mathematik. Eine Erinnerung an Heinrich Scholz (1884-1956)", Muenster, GermanyDate: Friday 20 January 2017Location: Muenster, GermanyFor more information, see www.dvmlg.de/ScholzGedenkfeier2017.pdf.
9 - 13 January 2017, Model Theory Conference, Stellenbosch, South AfricaDate: 9 - 13 January 2017Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
This is a general model theory conference. The model theory of fields will receive particular attention, but contributed talks can be on any aspect of model theory. Students are very welcome and we intend to have a poster session. Talks will take place in Stellenbosch except on Tuesday 10 January when we shall visit the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Muizenberg.
Invited speakers: Artem Chernikov (UCLA), Franziska Jahnke (University of Muenster), Gareth Jones (University of Manchester) and Angus Macintyre (QMUL).
2 - 5 January 2017, Workshop on Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Manipal, IndiaDate: 2 - 5 January 2017Location: Manipal, India
Manipal University is glad to inform you that they are organising a four-day international workshop on "Sanskrit Computational Linguistics - linking Sanskrit grammar and texts with modern Science and Technology" from January 2nd to 5th, 2017 at Dvaita Philosophy Resource Centre (DPRC), Department of European Studies (DES), Manipal University (MU) as part of their research project 'Grammatical Analysis and XML Tagging of Mahabharata'.
This workshop is open to all interested. Please send your details with letter of motivation by December 20, 2016 to dprc at manipal.edu.For more information, contact dprc at manipal.edu.
16 - 18 December 2016, Workshop "Situations, Information, and Semantic Content", Munich, GermanyDate: 16 - 18 December 2016Location: Munich, Germany
The semantic content of natural language is multiply *situated*: Whether an utterance receives one interpretation or another depends on the *discourse situation* (in which the utterance takes place), on the *target situation* (which is described by the utterance), and on the interpreting agents' *informational situation* (which also contains the agents' background knowledge). Over the past decades, work on extralinguistic context-dependence has focused on discourse situations and target situations, and has paid less attention to the dependence of interpretation on the agents' informational situation. However, this kind of information-dependence plays a crucial role in the explanation of a number of semantic phenomena, including the behavior of epistemic/deontic modals and propositional attitude-sentences. This workshop aims to bring together linguists, philosophers, logicians, and cognitive and computer scientists to discuss the information-dependence of the semantic content of natural language. It covers all aspects of the interaction between situations, information, and semantic content, both theoretical and experimental.For more information, see www.situatedcontent2016.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de or contact Kristina Liefke at SituatedContent2016 at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
5-9 December 2016, Non-classical Logics and Their Applications: The 8th International Workshop on Logic and Cognition (WOLC2016), Canton ChinaDate: 5-9 December 2016Location: Canton China
WOLC'2016 is the 15th anniversary of the international conference on logic and cognition that was launched in canton in 2001. It is sponsored and organized by the Institute of Logic and Cognition, which is one of the key research institutes of humanities and social sciences in Universities affiliated to the Chinese Ministry of Education. The 8th conference will be held in Guangzhou in December 2016. The topic of the conference is non-classical logics and their applications. Non-classical logics are the subject of a wide research area with a strong interdisciplinary vocation towards theoretical computer science and linguistics, but which has recently expanded its scope towards economics and the social and cognitive sciences. This conference will focus on the state-of-the-art of nonclassical logics, both concerning their theory and their applications.
2 December 2016, Workshop on proof theory and modal logic, Turin, ItalyDate: Friday 2 December 2016Location: Turin, Italy
Organized by the center for Logic, Language, and Cognition at the University of Turin.For more information, see www.llc.unito.it/eventi/workshop-proof-theory-and-modal-logic or contact Paolo Maffezioli at paolo.maffezioli at unito.it.
1 - 2 December 2016, "Games, Logic, and Society": A 80th Birthday Celebration Honoring Rohit Parikh, New York NY, U.S.A.Date: 1 - 2 December 2016Location: New York NY, U.S.A.
Thursday will feature a Computer Science Colloquium, and talks by Jan van Eijck (Amsterdam) and Stephen Neale, (Graduate Center CUNY), followed by a wine and cheese reception and then a conference dinner at Vatan Indian Vegetarian.
Friday will feature talks by Sergei Artemov, Alessandra Carbone, Samir Chopra, Melvin Fitting, Konstantinos Georgatos, Larry Moss, Eric Pacuit, Laxmi Parida and Rohit Parikh.
19 November 2016, Christopher Strachey Symposium, Oxford, EnglandDate: 19 November 2016Location: Oxford, England
This November marks 100 years since the birth of Christopher Strachey. We are holding a symposium to celebrate his life and research in Oxford on Saturday 19th November. There will also be an exhibition of material from the Strachey archive on Friday 18th November, followed by a banquet dinner at Hertford College on the evening of Friday 18th November.
For more information and to register for attendance, please go to http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/strachey100/.
18 - 19 November 2016, Workshop 'The relevance of logic for human reasoning', Munich, GermanyDate: 18 - 19 November 2016Location: Munich, Germany
Much has been discussed lately about the relevance of formal logic (including probability theory) to the normativity of reasoning, as well as to the psychology of reasoning. Is it correct to diagnose human ratiocinative/argumentative performance as rational or irrational on the basis of claims about logical validity or consistency? Does the fact that we sometimes fail to comply to certain logical standards in an apparently rational way show that logic is irrelevant to the norms of thought? Following Harman (1986), one might reach the conclusion that logic is not specially relevant to reasoning after all. Or, maybe, logic is specially relevant to human reasoning -- but not in the way we initially thought. Relatedly, logic and probability theory are extensively used by psychologists to model and make predictions about inferential performances. The workshop is intended to foster investigation about these and related topics.For more information, see www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/container/relevance_of_logic/index.html or contact andreas.kapsner at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
12 November 2016, Workshop 'Real possibilities and branching time', Utrecht, The NetherlandsDate: Saturday 12 November 2016Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
This workshop will focus on various logical aspects of branching time structures as a means to represent real possibilities. The workshop takes place on the occasion of the defense of Antje Rumberg's dissertation ,,Transitions toward a Semantics for Real Possibility".
7-8 November 2016, Autumn School on Linear Logic, Lyon, FranceDate: 7-8 November 2016Location: Lyon, France
The goal of the school is to give a structured introduction to the main concepts and results in linear logic. It will assume as prerequisites only basic knowledge of classical logic and of formal proof systems (sequent calculus or natural deduction). Its aim is to allow the attendees to understand for example: motivations and origins of linear logic; linear logic connectives; sequent calculus; proof-nets; semantics; relationships with intuitionistic and classical logic...
This school is mainly directed towards master's students, with a background in logic and philosophy, computer science or mathematics. It is also opened to PhD students and researchers who would like to learn about linear logic. The school is part of a more general four-day event, 'Linear Logic: interaction, proofs and computation' which will also include a workshop 'Linear logic and philosophy' (8 nov, afternoon, at University Lyon 3) and a workshop 'Linear logic, mathematics and computer science' (9-10 nov, at ENS Lyon).
The lectures will be given in english. More detailed information about the programme and the lecturers will be given on the web site. Deadline for registration: sept 30, 2016. For more information, see https://ll2016.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/1
7 - 10 November 2016, Linear Logic: interaction, proofs, and computation (LL2016), Lyon, FranceDate: 7 - 10 November 2016Location: Lyon, France
Linear logic was introduced 30 years ago and has rapidly become a pivot point between mathematical logic and computer science. The present event aims to gather mathematicians, computer scientists and philosophers in order to foster interaction in research on linear logic.
Linear Logic 2016 will be a four-day meeting in Lyon, including three events:
- Autumn school on linear logic (Nov 7-8)
- Workshop 'Linear logic and philosophy' (Nov 8, afternoon)
- Workshop 'Linear logic, mathematics and computer science' (Nov 9-10).For more information, see ll2016.sciencesconf.org.
29 October 2016, Dynamics in Logic IVDate: Saturday 29 October 2016Location: Delft, The NetherlandsCosts: free
This workshop brings together researchers active in logic and information dynamics. The upcoming installment will focus on novel formal approaches for information and its dynamics, such as topological, coalgebraic and proof-theoretic approaches. Workshop attendance is free of cost and everyone is welcome!
This is a satellite event of Lorentz Workshop: Logics, Decision and Interactions.
For more information, see www.appliedlogictudelft.nl/events1/dynamics-in-logic-iv-2016 or contact Fan Yang at fan.yang.c at gmail.com.
20-22 October 2016, Autumn School on Computational Social Choice and Fair Division, St. Petersburg, RussiaDate: 20-22 October 2016Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
The Laboratory of Game Theory and Decision Making at HSE St. Petersburg will organise an autumn school on computational social choice and fair division. Lectures will be given by Hervé Moulin (Glasgow and HSE), Anna Bogomolnaia (Glasgow and HSE), Felix Brandt (Munich), William Thomson (Rochester), and Clemens Puppe (Karlsruhe). Participation is free, but registration is required.
Registration for the school is open until July 31, 2016. For more information, see http://scem.spb.hse.ru/en/ilgt/CSCFD.
19-22 October 2016, BN Pair Meeting 2016 (in honour of the 60th birthdays of Alexandre Borovik & Ali Nesin), Istanbul, TurkeyDate: 19-22 October 2016Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Student support is available from the Association for Symbolic Logic for ASL student members upon application. Deadline for application: July 18th.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/bnpair2016/
19-21 October 2016, The 27th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2016), Bari, ItalyDate: 19-21 October 2016Location: Bari, Italy
ALT-2016 is a conference on the theoretical foundations of machine learning. The conference will be co-located with the 19th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2016).
The invited speakers are Avrim Blum, Kristian Kersting, John Shawe-Taylor, Gábor Lugosi, and Gianluca Bontempi.
Early registration deadline: Sep 8, 2016. For more information, see http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~fstephan/alt/alt2016/
16 - 17 October 2016, 2016 Autumn School on Computational Logic, New York NY, U.S.A.Date: 16 - 17 October 2016Location: New York NY, U.S.A.
Researchers interested in research in computational logic are invited to attend the 2016 Autumn School. The 2-day school is suited for those who wish to learn advanced topics in computational logic and logic programming.
16-17 October 2016, 2016 Autumn School on Computational Logic, New York NY, U.S.A.Date: 16-17 October 2016Location: New York NY, U.S.A.
Researchers interested in research in computational logic are invited to attend the 2016 Autumn School. The 2-day school is suited for those who wish to learn advanced topics in computational logic and logic programming. It will consist of four half-day tutorials.
A number of scholarships for students that cover local expenses for the duration of the school are available. Deadline for application: July 24.
For more information, see http://iclp16school.webs.upv.es/
11 October 2016, KNAW Symposium on Go and Machine IntelligenceDate & Time: Tuesday 11 October 2016, 18:00-20:00Location: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
KNAW is organising a symposium on the AlphaGo computer that beat the strongest human Go-player by 4-1 earlier this year.
Note that only the first lecture in this workshop will be in English. The others in Dutch.For more information, see www.knaw.nl/nl/actueel/agenda/machinelearning.
28-29 September 2016, GPU technology conference, Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDate: 28-29 September 2016Location: Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
GPU computing touches some of today's hottest topics—from artificial intelligence and self-driving cars to supercomputing and virtual reality. This is a unique opportunity to learn from fellow experts, share your work, and explore how GPU technology can take your business, research or application to the next level.
For more information, see https://www.gputechconf.eu/.
26-30 September 2016, Workshop on Set-theoretical aspects of the model theory of strong logics, Bellaterra, SpainDate: 26-30 September 2016Location: Bellaterra, Spain
The workshop is one of two main events of the research program on Large Cardinals and Strong Logics that will take place at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica. The workshop is intended to provide an opportunity to learn about the recent exciting results on the connections between the theory of large cardinals and the model theory of strong logics and to serve as a springboard for future research. The Scientific Committee includes: J. Bagaria, M. Magidor, and J. Väänänen.
For more information, see http://www.crm.cat/en/Activities/Curs_2016-2017/Pages/W1_LargeCardinals.aspx
Workshop on Future Directions in Computational Social ChoiceLocation: Budapest, Hungary
This workshop is organised by COST Action IC1205 on Computational Social Choice as the final event of this European research network. It will showcase some of the results obtained during the four years in which the Action has been active and it will offer a glimpse at future research directions in the field. The programme will consist of invited talks, an open poster session, and a rump session. Everybody is welcome and registration is free of charge. Please register by 7 November 2016.
21-22 September 2016, Bonn Set Theory Workshop 2016: "Generalised Baire spaces", Bonn, GermanyDate: 21-22 September 2016Location: Bonn, Germany
This workshop is the third in a series of workshops on generalized descriptive set theory (Amsterdam 2014, Hamburg 2015). It will feature two tutorials and two longer research talks by senior speakers and research talks by junior speakers. Moreover, we want to motivate participants to stay in Bonn on the day after the workshop, on which we will provide opportunities for research collaboration.
Confirmed senior speakers: David Asperó (Norwich), Sy David Friedman (Vienna), Benedikt Löwe (Amsterdam, Hamburg) and Luca Motto Ros (Turin)
The registration deadline is the 31st of May 2016. There is still some funding available to support travel and accommodation. For more information, see http://www.hcm.uni-bonn.de/events/eventpages/2016/
17 September 2016, Directions in Computability Theory: A meeting in memory of Barry Cooper, Leeds, EnglandDate: 17 September 2016Location: Leeds, England
A meeting in memory of Barry Cooper, who died last autumn, will be held In the School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, on Saturday September 17th 2016. All friends and former students of Barry's, as well as anyone interested in Mathematical Logic, is welcome to attend. The focus will be on Computability Theory, particularly with reference to Barry's work.
Barry was a central figure in the study of Computability Theory in the UK, and had a large number of research students and postdoctoral assistants. He was a founding member and president of the Association Computability in Europe (CiE). In recent years, he also achieved a high profile because of his work in promoting awareness of the Alan Turing Centenary.
The meeting will consist of 4 talks followed by a dinner in the evening, together with a jazz performance. (Barry was a founder and keen member of the Leeds Jazz Club).
Information on registration and further details of the meeting can be found at the webpage: http://www1.maths.leeds.ac.uk/~matcmh/barrycoopermeeting/
6-8 September 2016, British Logic Colloquium (BLC 2016), Edinburgh, ScotlandDate: 6-8 September 2016Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
This is the annual meeting of the British Logic Colloquium. The scope of the event includes mathematical and philosophical logic as well as logic in computer science and applications of logic. The event will be preceded by the BLC PhD day, on 6th, and followed by a symposium in celebration of Gordon Plotkin's 70th Birthday (GDP70) on 9th September.
We anticipate that our programme will include contributed talks on a range of topics including proof theory, set theory, model theory, computability and complexity, logical aspects of computer science, and philosophy of mathematics. We especially encourage students and early-career researchers to present their work.
For more information, see http://conferences.inf.ed.ac.uk/blc/
5-9 September 2016, 12th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2016), Aberdeen, Scotland, UKDate: 5-9 September 2016Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Over the years, the Semantic Web vision has been driving many community efforts which have invested a lot of resources in developing vocabularies and ontologies for annotating their resources semantically. Besides ontologies, rules have long been a central part of the Semantic Web framework and are available as one of its fundamental representation tools, with logic serving as a unifying foundation. Linked data is a related research area which studies how one can make RDF data available on the Web, and interconnect it with other data with the aim of increasing its value for everybody.
Many advanced capabilities required by Semantic Web and Linked Data application scenarios call for Reasoning. Thus, a perspective centered on the reasoning techniques complementing other research efforts in this area is desirable. This Summer School series is devoted to this perspective, and will give insight into the Semantic Web, Linked Data, Ontologies, Rules, and Logic.
The Reasoning Web Summer School 2016 is primarily intended for advanced undergraduate students, M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and young researchers from industry. The Summer School will also be open to a limited number of senior researchers from other areas wishing to learn about Semantic Web, Linked Data and related issues. The number of participants is limited. Application deadline: TBA.
For more information, see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/rw-2016/.
4-16 September 2016, International Rationality Summer Institute 2016 (IRSI), Aurich, GermanyDate: 4-16 September 2016Location: Aurich, Germany
Rationality is a key concept in psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. A divide and conquer approach between these disciplines, however, has prevented them from benefitting from one another's progress. Typically, philosophers characterize what it means to be rational, psychologists empirically investigate where people's thinking conforms with and deviates from those norms of rationality, and cognitive neuroscientists investigate the neural correlates of rational thinking and decision-making.
The aim of the “International Rationality Summer Institute (IRSI)” is to overcome this division of labor and to provide a framework in which students can learn the state of research in the neighboring disciplines and discuss recent developments in the diverse areas of rationality research.
Application deadline is April 15, 2016. For more information, see http://irsi2016.de/
30 August - 2 September 2016, Collective Intentionality X, The Hague, The NetherlandsDate: 30 August - 2 September 2016Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
The International Social Ontology Society (ISOS) announces the program of its tenth conference. Collective Intentionality X is an interdisciplinary conference concerning collective intentionality in particular and social ontology more generally.
Keynote lectures and special symposia:
- Michael Bratman (Stanford University): Acting and Thinking Together
- Gunnar Björnsson (Umeâ University): Shared Responsibility<
- Toni Erskine (University of New South Wales): 'Coalitions of the Willing' and the Shared Responsibility to Protect
- Johanna Seibt (Aarhus University): Social Robotics - New Forms of Sociality, New Types of Responsibility?
- Henry Shue (Oxford): Rules and Exceptions in War
- Christopher Kutz (Berkeley), Michael Skerker (United States Naval Academy), Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt University): Special Panel on Collective Responsibility, War and Terrorism
For more information, see http://www.collintx.org/
24-27 August 2016, Conceptual Spaces at Work 2016, Huddinge, WedenDate: 24-27 August 2016Location: Huddinge, Weden
This three-day meeeting focuses on *concepts and their applications* using the theory of Conceptual Spaces (CS), as introduced by Peter GÃ¤rdenfors (2000). It provides a geometric model for the representation of human conceptual knowledge that bridges the symbolic and the sub-conceptual levels of representation. The event is preceded by a one day workshop on 'Reasoning in CS; on 24 Aug 2016.
Attendance is free, however registration is required by 31 July 2016.
22-27 August 2016, The 7th International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP 2016), Nancy, FranceDate: 22-27 August 2016Location: Nancy, France
ITP is the premier international conference for researchers from all areas of interactive theorem proving and its applications. The program committee accepted 27 regular papers and 5 rough diamonds this year. There will be invited talks by Viktor Kuncak (EPFL), Grant Olney Passmore (Aesthetic Integration and University of Cambridge) and Nikhil Swamy (Microsoft Research).
The following affiliated events will take place after the main conference:
- Coq Workshop 2016
- Isabelle Workshop 2016
- Mathematical Components, an Introduction
Up-to-date information and online registration can be found at https://itp2016.inria.fr/.
15-26 August 2016, 28th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2016), Bolzano, ItalyDate: 15-26 August 2016Location: Bolzano, Italy
The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is an annual event under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) and brings together logicians, linguists, computer scientists, and philosophers to study language, logic, and information, and their interconnections. ESSLLIs attract around 500 participants from all over the world.
There will be 45 courses at foundational, introductory, and advanced levels, as well as 3 workshops, invited lectures and a student session to foster interdisciplinary discussion of current research. Moreover, the school features 3 satellite events: the COMPOSES workshop, the 21st Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2016), and the Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence (C3GI) Workshop.
Deadline for registration: 31 July 2016 (early registration: 31 May 2016). For more information, see http://esslli2016.unibz.it/.
15-19 August 2016, DSALT: Distributional Semantics and Linguistic Theory, Bolzano, ItalyDate: 15-19 August 2016Location: Bolzano, Italy
For more information, see http://esslli2016.unibz.it/?page_id=256
15-26 August 2016, DGfS Summer School "Mapping Meaning", Tübingen, GermanyDate: 15-26 August 2016Location: Tübingen, Germany
The traditional linguistic research asks what the meaning of linguistic expressions is. Newer approaches, however, draw attention to the question of how the meaning of natural language arises. The DGfS Summer School Mapping Meaning: Theory – Cognition – Variation would like to follow this new perspective by focusing on the dynamics and adaptivity of linguistic meaning. Taking up these key issues of the Collaborative Research Center 833 in Tübingen, the summer school aims at providing an inspiring forum for discussing the meaning constitution of natural language from theoretically and methodologically different points of view.
The Summer School is co-organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS), the Collaborative Research Center 833 (SFB 833), the Research Training Group 1808 (GRK 1808) and the Forum Scientiarum in Tübingen.
Minimum Education Level: Advanced students (Ph.D. or M.A. level, advanced B.A. student)
Description:Renowned researchers from Germany, Europe and the United States will offer a total of 18 courses. The language of instruction will be English. The courses are assigned to three thematic areas – Theory, Cognition, and Variation.
For more information, see http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/forschung/forschungsschwerpunkte/
14 August 2016, Composes end-of-project workshop, Bolzano, ItalyDate: 14 August 2016Location: Bolzano, Italy
The end-of-project workshop of the Composes project will take place on Sunday August 14th 2016 in Bolzano (Italy), as a satellite event of ESSLLI 2016. The workshop will be an occasion to discuss some exciting topics in computational semantics, with some great invited speakers/panelists leading the discussion. We foresee a mixture of position statements by the invitees and audience participation in the form of open debates.
Speakers/Panelists: Nicholas Asher, Marco Baroni, Stephen Clark, Emmanuel Dupoux, Katrin Erk, Adele Goldberg, Alessandro Lenci, Hinrich Schütze and Jason Weston
Please visit the workshop website for information about (free) registration and for updates: http://clic.cimec.unitn.it/composes/workshop.html
27-29 July 2016, Workshop "Model theory of finite and pseudofinite structures", Leeds, EnglandDate: 27-29 July 2016Location: Leeds, England
A workshop on the model theory of finite and pseudofinite structures will be held at the University of Leeds (UK), from 27th to 29th July 2016. Some of the themes that will be touched on during the workshop are:
- asymptotic classes of finite structures, measurable structures, and generalisations;
- connections to homogeneous structures;
- finite and infinite permutation groups;
- zero-one laws.
For more information, see http://www.maths.leeds.ac.uk/fps
25-30 July 2016, 18th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS 2016), Catania, ItalyDate: 25-30 July 2016Location: Catania, Italy
Since 1999, the annual European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS) has provided a forum for knowledge exchange between various research groups in the field of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, with the aim of benefiting mainly graduate students and researchers at both beginner and advanced level.
The 18th European Agent Systems Summer School will be held at the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, from the 25th to 30th of July 2016. As was the case with its highly successful earlier editions, EASSS-2016 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 are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students, and other young researchers, and will be taught by leading researchers in the field.
24-30 July 2016, Third Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, MunichDate: 24-30 July 2016Location: MunichTarget audience: excellent female students who want to specialize in mathematical philosophy
Since women are significantly underrepresented in philosophy generally and in formal philosophy in particular, this summer school is aimed at encouraging women to engage with mathematical methods and apply them to philosophical problems.
This year the focus of the summer school will be to provide an infrastructure for developing expertise in formal approaches used in (1) philosophy of physics, (2) philosophy of biology and social science, and (3) epistemic logic and philosophy of cognition. The summer school will offer the opportunity for study in an informal setting, lively debate, and for the development of a network with students and professors interested in the application of formal methods in philosophy of science. Finally, being located at the MCMP, the summer school will also provide a stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for meeting like-minded philosophers.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016. For more information, see http://www.mathsummer.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/
24-30 July 2016, Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic and Computation, Goettingen, GermanyDate: 24-30 July 2016Location: Goettingen, Germany
The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen organizes a "Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic and Computation". This summer school offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to experience compelling lectures on Logic and Computation.
Encouraged by previous years of success, in particular the edition 2015 which is been a great success, we offer students from all over the world the possibility to sign up this 1-week (3 ECTS) Summer School course covering topics such as: From Hilbert to Gentzen and beyond, Proof mining, lambda-calculus, and Computational contents of proofs.
Application deadline for financial support: April 30, 2016. For more information, see http://www.math.uni-goettingen.de/summer
18-23 July 2016, Summer School in Tame Geometry, Konstanz, GermanyDate: 18-23 July 2016Location: Konstanz, Germany
The summer school offers an introduction to three levels of tame geometry: real algebraic geometry, o-minimality, and tame expansions of o-minimal structures. Specific topics will be covered throughout such as polynomial optimization, definable groups, and the Pila-Wilkie theorem with Diophantine applications. Tutotials and survey lectures will be given by renowned experts, whereas problem and poster sessions will be held to foster interaction between students and speakers.
Funding is available for students and early postdocs.
For more information, see http://www.math.uni-konstanz.de/~eleftheriou/summerschool/ or contact tame-geometry at uni-konstanz.de.
18-22 July 2016, Summer School on Computational Social Choice, Palacio Miramar, San SebastianDate: 18-22 July 2016Location: Palacio Miramar, San Sebastian
This summer school will provide an in-depth introduction to computational social choice, covering the topic from the perspectives of economics, mathematics, and computer science. Tutorials will be delivered by Katarína Cechlárová (Košice), Edith Elkind (Oxford), Umberto Grandi (Toulouse), Nicolas Maudet (Paris), Reshef Meir (Technion), Friedrich Pukelsheim (Augsburg), and William S. Zwicker (Union College). In addition, participants will have the opportunity to present their own work in a poster session.
The summer school is organised by COST Action IC1205 on Computational Social Choice (http://www.illc.uva.nl/COST-IC1205/. The application deadline is Tuesday, 5 April 2016. The registration fee is EUR 60, which thanks to the generous support of the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation will be waived upon request. Participants need to finance accommodation and travel themselves, but there is the possibility to apply for a scholarship that will cover most of these expenses.
18-29 July 2016, 1st Irvine Conference on Descriptive Inner Model Theory and HOD Mice, Irvine CA, U.S.A.Date: 18-29 July 2016Location: Irvine CA, U.S.A.
This workshop is a sequel to a series of conferences and workshops on descriptive inner model theory. The main purpose of the workshop is to disseminate and communicate results and recent development in descriptive inner model theory and related subjects. The workshop consists of single talks by experts in the field on their recent work as well as lectures aimed at advanced graduate students interested in inner model theory and related fields.
Following past workshops, the first week of the workshop meets M--F; each day consists of 4 lectures (each is 75 minutes long), 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Between the lectures, we will leave plenty of time for discussions, lunch, and informal seminars. The second week will be more informal; as in the past, the topics and speakers for the second week will be decided during the first week of the meeting.
For more information, see http://www.math.uci.edu/~mzeman/CMI/cmi-2016.html
16-30 July 2016, 8th South-East Asian Summer School on Computational Logic, Rayong, ThailandDate: 16-30 July 2016Location: Rayong, Thailand
This summer school is a platform for knowledge transfer within a very rapid increasing research community in the field of "Computational Logic". We will offer introductory courses covering the fundamentals of reasoning, courses at advanced levels, as well as applied courses and workshops dedicated to specialized topics and the state of the art.
A limited number of scholarships for bachelor, master and phd students will be available! The deadline for the application for the scholarships is 31.05.2016.
You can find more information about the summer school at https://ddll.inf.tu-dresden.de/web/SummerSchool2016.
12-17 July 2016, Set Theoretic Pluralism Symposium (STP-2016), Aberdeen, ScotlandDate: 12-17 July 2016Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
The Set Theoretic Pluralism (STP) network will be running its first symposium in July 2016. We would like to invite researchers from all relevant disciplines to attend the symposium, including set theory, philosophy of mathematics, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and epistemology.
The STP network draws together experts in mathematics and philosophy to grapple with the increasingly popular idea that mathematical reality may be best understood as fractured and indeterminate. The speakers at the first STP symposium will be Joan Bagaria (ICREA, Barcelona), Joel David Hamkins (CUNY), Juliette Kennedy (Helskinki), Öystein Linnebo (Oslo), Jouko Väänänen (Helsinki), Robbie William (Leeds), Crispin Wright (NYU/Stirling), Justin Clarke-Doane (Columbia), Jonas Reitz (CUNY), Toby Meadows (Aberdeen), John Baldwin (University of Illinois, Chicago), Fenner Tanswell (University of St Andrews), and Colin Rittberg (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).
Participation is free, but registration is required. Details are available on the symposium website at https://sites.google.com/site/pluralset/symposium-1.
12 - 16 July 2016, Eleventh Panhellenic Logic Symposium (PLS11), Delphi, GreeceDate: 12 - 16 July 2016Location: Delphi, Greece
The Panhellenic Logic Symposium is a biennial scientific event that was established in 1997. It aims to promote interaction and cross-fertilization among different areas of logic. Originally conceived as a way of bringing together the many logicians of Hellenic descent throughout the world, the PLS has evolved into an international forum for the communication of state-of-the-art advances in logic. The scientific program of PLS11 will consist of hour-long invited talks, tutorials and presentations of accepted contributed papers and posters. The symposium is open to researchers worldwide who work in logic broadly conceived.
9-10 July 2016, 4th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR2016), New York NY, U.S.A.Date: 9-10 July 2016Location: New York NY, U.S.A.
Strategic reasoning is a key topic in the multi-agent systems research area. The literature in this field is extensive and includes a variety of logics used for reasoning about the strategic abilities of the agents in the system. Results stemming from this research have been used in a wide range of applications, including robotic teams endowed with adaptive strategies, and automatic players capable of beating expert human adversaries. A common feature in all these domains is the requirement for sound theoretical foundations and tools accounting for the strategies that agents may adopt in the presence of adversaries.
The SR international workshop series 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. SR 2016 is to be held as Satellite Workshop of LICS 2016
8-16 July 2016, North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI 2016), New Brunswick, New JerseyDate: 8-16 July 2016Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
The North American Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) is a summer school that meets approximately every other summer. It is geared towards gradaute students and advanced undergraduate students in fields such as Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy. Instructors are senior researchers who have helped to found and advance the research in these fields, as well as junior researchers helping to expand upon previous work and shape new directions of these fields. One of the strongest aspects of NASSLLI is an excitement about interdisciplinary research that brings people across these fields together.
NASSLLI 2016 will consist of a series of courses and workshops, among which are five featured courses taught by Johan van Benthem, Maria Bittner, Reinhard Muskens, Uli Sattler, and Brian Skyrms. In addition, there will be intensive training on a small set of foundational topics the weekend prior to the start of courses.
Early bird registration deadline: April 15th, 2016. For more information, see http://nasslli2016.rutgers.edu/
6-9 July 2016, 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), Annecy, FranceDate: 6-9 July 2016Location: Annecy, France
Ontology, originally a fundamental part of philosophical enquiry, is concerned with the analysis and categorization of what exists. In recent years, a complementary focus of ontological inquiry has gained significant momentum, fueled by the advent of complex information systems which rely on robust and coherent formal representations of their subject matter. The systematic study of such representations, their axiomatics, their corresponding reasoning techniques, and their relations to cognition and reality are at the center of the modern discipline of formal ontology.
The FOIS conference is designed to provide a meeting point for researchers from all disciplines with an interest in formal ontology. The conference encourages submission of high quality articles on both theoretical issues and concrete applications at the intersection of philosophical ontology, linguistics, logic, cognitive science, and computer science, as well as in the applications of ontological analysis to conceptual modeling, knowledge engineering, knowledge management, information-systems development, library and information science, scientific research, and semantic technologies in general.
For more information, see http://iaoa.org/fois2016/
5-8 July 2016, 31st Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2016), New York NY, U.S.A.Date: 5-8 July 2016Location: New York NY, U.S.A.
The LICS Symposium is an annual international forum on theoretical and practical topics in computer science that relate to logic, broadly construed. LICS 2016 will be hosted at Columbia University in New York City.
Logic Mentoring Workshop
LSB: 6th Workshop on Logic and Systems Biology
NLCS: 4th Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science.
SR: 4th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning.
LOLA: Syntax and Semantics of Low-Level Languages.
Early Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016. For more information, see http://lics.rwth-aachen.de/lics16/
5-19 July 2016, EpiCenter Spring Course in Epistemic Game Theory, Maastricht University, the NetherlandsDate: 5-19 July 2016Location: Maastricht University, 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 studies how people reason in game theoretic situations before they eventually make a choice.
The registration deadline is May 31, 2016. For more information, see http://www.epicenter.name/springcourse/.
5-9 September, 2016, Workshop on Proof Theory, Modal Logic and Reflection Principles, Tbilisi, GeorgiaDate: 5-9 September, 2016Location: Tbilisi, GeorgiaCosts: 200 euro registration
A recent approach to proof theory uses techniques form modal logic to compute the consistency strength of formal theories. As a result one obtains, among other benefits, semi-finitary consistency proofs in the spirit of the extended Hilbert?s programme.
This approach requires techniques from many disciplines; the aim of this workshop is to bring together experts in relevant fields in order to discuss recent advances and foster new collaborations.
For more information, see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~jjoosten/Wormshop2016/
4-5 July 2016, Ninth Workshop on Computability Theory (WCT 2016), Gent, BelgiumDate: 4-5 July 2016Location: Gent, Belgium
The workshop is a satellite of Computability in Europe 2016, which will be held in Paris from June 27 to July 1, 2016.
For more information, see the workshop's website at http://wct.math.uconn.edu/wctghent/.
1 July 2016, 2nd International Workshop on Automated Reasoning in Quantified Non-Classical Logics (ARQNL 2016), Coimbra, PortugalDate: Friday 1 July 2016Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Non-classical logics -- such as modal logics, conditional logics, intuitionistic logic, description logics, temporal logics, linear logic, dynamic logic, 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 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.
The workshop will provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss recent developments in this area. The contributions may range from theory to system descriptions and implementations. Contributions may also outline relevant applications and describe example problems and benchmarks. We welcome contributions from computer scientists, linguists, philosophers, and mathematicians.
For more information, see http://iltp.de/ARQNL-2016/
30 June - 2 July 2016, AAL 2016: Australasian Association for Logic, Melbourne, AustraliaDate: 30 June - 2 July 2016Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Australasian Association for Logic will hold its 2016 conference in Melbourne from June 30 to July 2. The keynote speaker is Dr. Sara L. Uckelman of Durham University. The conference venue is La Trobe City Campus, located in the middle of Melbourne's CBD. All are welcome to attend the conference, although there is a registration fee.
28-30 June 2016, Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees (LATD 2016), Phalaborwa, South AfricaDate: 28-30 June 2016Location: Phalaborwa, South Africa
Mathematical Fuzzy Logic is a subdiscipline of Mathematical Logic which studies 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. This 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.
The featured topics for this meeting are the following: algebraic semantics and abstract algebraic logic, applications and foundational issues, first, higher-order and modal formalisms, geometric and game theoretic aspects, and proof theory and computational complexity. The invited speakers include: L. Cabrer, M. Gehrke, H. Hosni, P. Jipsen, and N. Preining.
For more information, see http://www.latd2016.co.za/
27 June - 1 July 2016, Third IAOA Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology (ISAO 2016), Bolzano, ItalyDate: 27 June - 1 July 2016Location: Bolzano, Italy
World-class experts in different disciplines (Ontology Engineering, Conceptual Modeling, Knowledge Representation, Logic and Philosophy) will meet for a week with students, researchers and practitioners and present courses in complementary aspects of Applied Ontology. The summer school will be a full immersion experience in ontology, where lecturers engage in open discussions with each other as well as interact with the participants.
The school will take place in Bozen-Bolzano, the beautiful capital city of South Tyrol, Italy, and is open to students, researchers and practitioners. The event will have a limited number of participants to ensure the quality of the interactions and the immersion experience.
24 June 2016, ABC Brain Day & Night 2016, De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDate: Friday 24 June 2016Location: De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On June 24th the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center organizes the ABC Brain Day (& Night), the yearly conference where ABC members present their research.
For more information, see http://abc.uva.nl/events/item/brainday-2016.html
20-22 June 2016, Formal Epistemology Workshop 2016 (FEW 2016), Groningen, The NetherlandsDate: 20-22 June 2016Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Keynote speakers are Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol), Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam) and Kevin Zollman (Carnegie Mellon University). The full program and further information can be found at http://www.philos.rug.nl/few2016/
*Participation is free, but registration until Mai 31 is required. To register please write an email to 2016few at gmail.com
The Formal Epistemology Workshop 2016 is followed by a workshop on chance. For further information on this second event please visit http://www.philos.rug.nl/chance/
17 June 2016, Workshop on Plural Foundations: Plural Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, Leeds, EnglandDate: Friday 17 June 2016Location: Leeds, England
The Plural Foundations conference will showcase and explore the uses of logics of plural quantification in the philosophical foundations of mathematics.
Speakers: Neil Barton (Kurt Gödel Research Center) Francesca Boccuni (San Raffaele, Milan) Berta Grimau (Glasgow) and Øystein Linnebo (Oslo).
For more information and registration, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/. Note that there are a limited number of places available at this workshop. Please direct any further enquiries to Simon Hewitt at s.hewitt at leeds.ac.uk.
16-17 June 2016, Workshop "Philosophical Methods", Essen, GermanyDate: 16-17 June 2016Location: Essen, Germany
The topic of the workshop is intended to be construed fairly broadly, with an eye on questions regarding conceptual clarification. We are especially interested in debates concerning:
(*) a priori methods and a posteriori methods in philosophy
(*) conceptual analysis and Carnap's conception of explication
(*) formal methods in philosophy
Attendence is free of charge, but please register by June 10, 2016. For details see https://philosophicalmethods.wordpress.com/.
13-14 June 2016, Conference "Pictures and Propositions", London, EnglandDate: 13-14 June 2016Location: London, England
The London Aesthetics Forum (Institute of Philosophy), with generous funding from the British Society of Aesthetics, announces a conference on Pictures and Propositions. The event is free and open to all but registration is required.
This conference brings philosophers from art and aesthetics working on pictorial representation together with philosophers of mind and language working on the nature of content. We believe that each party is well positioned to offer new insights to the other.
For more information, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pictures-and-propositions-tickets-24998072909. Please direct inquires to Alex Grzankowski: ag890 at cam.ac.uk
12 - 26 June 2016, 4th Epicenter Spring Course in Epistemic Game Theory, Maastricht, The NetherlandsDate: 12 - 26 June 2016Location: Maastricht, The NetherlandsCosts: 80 euros
Epistemic game theory is a modern and blooming approach to game theory where thereasoning of people is at center stage. More precisely, it investigates the beliefs that people form - about the opponents' choices, but also about the opponents' beliefs - before they make a decision. This course offers a deep introduction into the beautiful world of epistemic game theory, and is open to advanced bachelor students, master students, PhD students and researchers all over the world.
The registration deadline is May 15, 2017.
10-11 June 2016, Intuitionism, Computation and Proof: Selected themes from the research of G. Kreisel, Paris, FranceDate: 10-11 June 2016Location: Paris, France
This workshop will critically explore Georg Kreisel's seminal contributions to logic and the philosophy of mathematics, by bringing together a number of experts to discuss developments initiated or significantly advanced by Kreisel's work in different areas. The discussion will revolve around three main topics: the "unwinding program" in proof theory, new insights about intuitionism and finitism in the foundations of mathematics, and Church's thesis and informal rigor in computability and philosophy of mathematics.
For more information, see the conference webpage at http://www.ihpst.cnrs.fr/en/activites/conferences/. To enquire about the workshop, please contact the organizers at marianna.antonutti at gmail.com and mattia.petrolo at univ-paris1.fr.
9-13 June 2016, 11th International Computer Science Symposium in Russia (CSR 2016), St. Petersburg, RussiaDate: 9-13 June 2016Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
CSR is an annual conference that intends to reflect the broad scope of international cooperation in computer science.
Distinguished opening lecture: Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST, Austria) Invited Speakers include Christos H. Papadimitriou (Berkeley, USA), Orna Kupferman (Hebrew University, Israel), Virginia Vassilevska Williams (Stanford, USA) and Vladimir Kolmogorov (IST, Austria).
9-10 June 2016, Workshop at Kent: Type Theory and Philosophy, Canterbury, EnglandDate: 9-10 June 2016Location: Canterbury, England
This is a workshop to be held in Canterbury which explores how type theory might play the kinds of role in philosophy taken at present by standard calculi such as first-order logic, set theory and modal logic. The event will consist of tutorials and talks and is open to anyone who would like to find out more about type theory.
For more details see https://ncatlab.org/davidcorfield/show/Type+Theory+and+Philosophy.
3-4 June 2016, Workshop on Proofs, Justifications and Certificates, Toulouse, FranceDate: 3-4 June 2016Location: Toulouse, France
The workshop aims to bring together researchers working in (1) Provability Logic, (2) Realizability, (3) Proof certificates and (4) Justification Logic. The aim is to foster collaboration and share ideas between the four fields, and all presentations will be accessible to researchers and students working in any of them.
There will be one session devoted to each field, each with two invited speakers. In order to generate a constructive exchange, aside from one hour of speaking time, each presentation will include an additional half hour devoted to questions and discussion.
The workshop is open to all and no registration is needed. For more information, see the workshop webpage at http://www.cimi.univ-toulouse.fr/cippmi/en/workshop-ii-3-4th-june or direct inquiries to David Fernández Duque at david.fernandez at irit.fr.
30 May - 2 June 2016, Summer School on Blockchain Technologies: From Cryptographic E-cash to Modern Cryptocurrencies, Corfu, GreeceDate: 30 May - 2 June 2016Location: Corfu, Greece
The rise of Bitcoin and other so-called "cryptocurrencies" has renewed interest in electronic payment systems and raised many research questions, which range from understanding, formalizing, and analyzing the protocols that support the underlying blockchain technology to designing new cryptocurrencies with better security guarantees. There have been a number of relevant papers that have appeared in recent cryptography and security conferences, but the space of research problems is enormous and -- especially with the introduction of more robust blockchain platforms like Ethereum -- is still growing.
This summer school aims to bring together the communities working on cryptocurrencies, cryptographic electronic cash, and distributed consensus. The target audience is anyone (students, researchers, developers, professionals) with an interest in cryptography/security. It is helpful for participants to have a basic knowledge of cryptography but we will make sure to provide an overview of all the necessary cryptographic building blocks; similarly, we expect that the school will be able to educate and motivate even those participants who already work within these research areas.
For more information, see http://bitcoinschool.gr/
28-29 May 2016, 5th CSLI Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Intelligent Interaction, Stanford CA, U.S.A.Date: 28-29 May 2016Location: 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 here.
22 May 2016, Foundational Impact of Recursion Theory: A conference , Storrs CT, U.S.A.Date: 22 May 2016Location: Storrs CT, U.S.A.
In honor of Steve Simpson's 70th birthday, a one-day conference will be held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs on May 22, 2016, the day before the Association of Symbolic Logic meeting at the same location. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working in all aspects and foundational applications of recursion theory.
There is no registration fee, but we ask participants to register online by May 1, 2016. There will be a conference dinner following the conference; the cost will be announced.
Complete information is available on the conference webpage, http://www.marshall.edu/math/FIRT16/. or from any of the organizers: Jeff Hirst (hirstjl at appstate.edu), Alberto Marcone (alberto.marcone at uniud.it), and Carl Mummert (mummertc at marshall.edu).
20 May 2016, Workshop 'Informal Aspects of Uncertainty Evaluation', Cambridge, EnglandDate: 20 May 2016Location: Cambridge, England
Philosophers of science have studied scientific uncertainty from the viewpoint of formal probabilistic frameworks, such as classical probability theory and Bayesianism. It is not always clear how to apply such formal tools to cases of uncertainty evaluation encountered in scientific practice. This one-day workshop will be dedicated to a critical examination of informal practices of uncertainty evaluation in metrology, climate science, particle physics and computer science, with the aim of clarifying whether and why certain kinds of uncertainty resist formalization. This workshop will also serve as the concluding event of the Economies of Uncertainty project, funded by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme.
Speakers will be: Fabien Grégis (Paris 7), Phil Maguire (NUI Maynooth), Luca Mari (LIUC Italy), Wendy Parker (Durham), Lenny Smith (LSE and Oxford), Kent Staley (Saint Louis) and Eran Tal (Cambridge).
For additional details on this event, please visit the workshop website: http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/et382/events.html. Attendance is free to all members of the academic community and no registration is required. However, if you plan to attend please email the organizer, Dr. Eran Tal (et382 at cam.ac.uk) by Friday, May 13th 2016 so as to allow for a sufficient supply of food.
20-21 May 2016, "The Identity Theory of Truth", Cambridge, EnglandDate: 20-21 May 2016Location: Cambridge, England
The purpose of this conference is to bring together new research on the identity theory of truth. To a first approximation, the identity theory states that a proposition is true just in case it is identical with a fact. The identity theory is often seen as an alternative to both correspondence and minimalist theories of truth. The topic has many important connections to work in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. And it plays an important role on in the history of philosophy: versions of the theory can be detected in the works of Bradley, Frege, Moore, Russell, and Wittgenstein, amongst others.
For more information, see http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk/events/identity-truth
19-20 May 2016, International Workshop "Language and metalanguage, logic and meta-logic.
Revisiting Tarski's hierarchy", Louvain-la-Neuve, BelgiumDate: 19-20 May 2016Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers in logic, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language and philosophy of mathematics to investigate the problem of the separation between object-language and metalanguage.
Ever since the work of Alfred Tarski we have known that trivializing paradoxes arise when one designs a precise language that is able to express at the same time the object theory and the metatheory of a certain domain. As a solution, Tarski suggested a strict hierarchy of languages in which every language can only talk about the language immediately below it in the hierarchy. Although this works as a technical solution, it is rather artificial and remote from our intuitions about natural language.
Since Tarski's results, logic, philosophy of language and mathematics have changed quite a bit. Nowadays we have a multitude of non-classical logical systems that can prevent the paradoxes from popping up or from destroying all meaning. There are well-established mathematical tools to carefully deal with the possibility of reasoning about the metatheory of a foundational theory ('forcing' in set theory, category theory, consistency strength). Ways of dealing sensibly with non-stratified full comprehension in mathematics have been proposed. Sophisticated grounding and revision techniques for self-referential truth have been developed. Formal tools have been devised to better understand natural language. People are trying to emancipate themselves from the norm that urges us to use a classical metatheory. Given all these new developments, we think now is a good time to reopen the philosophical debate on the distinction between object-language and metalanguage.
For more information, see http://perso.uclouvain.be/peter.verdee/metalang2016
11-13 May 2016, The Art of Voice SynthesisDate: 11-13 May 2016Location: University of Amsterdam, Orgelpark and STEIM, Amsterdam
Synthetic speech is part of modern everyday life. Artificial voices do not only occur in multifaceted technological uses, but they also feed back into researching the natural human voice. Moreover, artists, musicians and composers find a source of inspiration in the artificial sound of such voices. Our conference inquires both the richness of the human voice and the limits and surplus of its theoretical modelling and mechanical and digital imitation. We are specifically interested in modelling and synthesizing so-called "extended vocal techniques" - all sounds the human voice can produce, exceeding conventional singing and speaking. The conference will cover the history of the artificial voice, extended vocal techniques, aspects of theoretical modelling and technical realization, and the role of the artificial voice in contemporary music. Academics, scientists and artists will come together to exchange ideas and insights in three days of presentations, meetings, workshops and a concert. With a group of international experts we will place the artificial voice in a broad perspective of historical, technical, socio-cultural, artistic and musical investigation.
For more information, see http://www.artificialvoice.nl/
9-13 May 2016, 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2016), SingaporeDate: 9-13 May 2016Location: Singapore
AAMAS is the leading scientific conference for research in autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The AAMAS conference series was initiated in 2002 by merging three highly respected meetings: the International Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (ICMAS); the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL); and the International Conference on Autonomous Agents (AA). The aim of the joint conference is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally respected archival forum for scientific research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.
For more information, see http://sis.smu.edu.sg/aamas2016
3 May 2016, Workshop "Philosophy of the Precautionary Principle", Tilburg, The NetherlandsDate: Tuesday 3 May 2016Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
Martin Peterson (Texas A&M University, USA): 'When To Use the Precautionary Principle and When Not To Use It. A Geometric Analysis.'
Thomas Boyer-Kassem (Tilburg University, The Netherlands): 'On the coherence of the Precautionary Principle as a decision rule'
Neelke Doorn (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands): 'How safe is safe enough: The place of irreversibility in decision making about risks'
Participation in the workshop and refreshments are free. Advance registration by email to tilps at uvt.nl< is appreciated. There will be a social dinner after the workshop. For more information, see here or contact t.c.e.boyer at tilburguniversity.edu.
20-22 April 2016, OZSW Graduate Conference in Theoretical Philosophy (OZSW-GCTP2016): How Philosophy meets the World, University of Twente, EnschedeSpeaker: Jan Broersen, Sonja Smets, Frederica Russo, a.o.Date: 20-22 April 2016Location: University of Twente, Enschede
The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and the University of Twente invite anyone interested to the yearly "OZSW Graduate Conference in Theoretical Philosophy" (OZSW-GCTP2016): "How Philosophy Meets the World", to take place from 20 to 22 April 2016. At the conference, PhD & Research Master students will present their current research.
Keynote speakers are Jan Broersen (Utrecht University), Federica Russo (University of Amsterdam), Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam), Johnny Søraker (University of Twente), Krist Vaessen (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Pieter Vermaas (Delft University of Technology).
Further information, the program, and a registration form can be found on the OZSW website: http://www.ozsw.nl/activity/gctp-2016/.
18-19 April 2016, REINS Workshop Responsible Intelligent Systems in Perspective; where Computer Science, Philosophy and Legal Theory meet, Utrecht, The NetherlandsDate: 18-19 April 2016Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Our tendency to delegate responsibilities to machines (self-driving cars, algorithmic trading, military drones, autonomous surveillance systems, etc.) leads to pressing questions that call for answers from an interdisciplinary perspective. Computer scientists can contribute by studying how to design responsible AI, but they first need to know exactly what is meant by that. Philosophers may be able to tell them what responsibility is, but may find it hard to operationalise their insights in such fundamental topics as action, freedom, ethics, norms, and reasons. And that is where legal theorists may be of help, as they are used to think about the relation between abstract notions like fairness, justice, duty, excuse, complicity, causality and their concrete reflections in the rules of law.
On April 18-19 2016, we organise an interdisciplinary workshop where we bring together researchers from Philosophy, Computer Science and Legal Theory to exchange views on the subject of responsible intelligent systems.
Attendance is free and open to all academics. To enable us to estimate how much coffee and sandwiches we have to order, we would be happy if you let us know if you plan to come by sending an email to H.W.A.Duijf at uu.nl with the subject 'Attendance REINS workshop'. Please mention your name and affiliation so that we can make a name tag for you to wear at the workshop.
For more information, see https://www.projects.science.uu.nl/reins/
10-13 April 2016, What makes us musical animals, St Petersburg, RussiaDate: 10-13 April 2016Location: St Petersburg, Russia
Henkjan Honing will give two lectures in Russia on 13 April 2016 in St Petersburg and 10 April 2016 in Moscow with the title "What makes us musical animals".
For more information, see http://www.nispb.ru/en/news--calendar/dutch-wednesday-2016/
7-9 April 2016, Workshop "Roots of Deduction", Groningen, The NetherlandsDate: 7-9 April 2016Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Over the past five years the VISI research project 'Roots of Deduction', directed by Catarina Dutilh Novaes, has investigated the historical, cognitive and philosophical roots of deduction. The main focus of the project has been a particular multi-agent dialogical account of deduction, the 'built-in opponent' conception of deduction. This has been used in the project to inform analyses of ancient Greek conceptions of logic and deduction; to help us to understand mathematical cognition and cognitive biases; and to shed light on classical and contemporary problems in the philosophy of logic.
The closing workshop of the project is taking place on April 7-9 (starting right after lunch, ending just before lunch) at the Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen.
All welcome, but if you wish to attend the workshop, please drop us a note, as we only have a limited number of spots. For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/therootsofdeduction/
2-3 April 2016, 13th International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science (CMCS'16), Eindhoven, The NetherlandsDate: 2-3 April 2016Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
In more than a decade of research, it has been established that a wide variety of state-based dynamical systems can be treated uniformly as coalgebras. Coalgebra has developed into a field of its own interest presenting a deep mathematical foundation, a growing field of applications, and interactions with various other fields. The aim of the CMCS workshops is to bring together researchers with a common interest in the theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop serie strives to maintain breadth in its scope, participation by researchers in neighbouring areas is strongly encouraged.
Keynote speaker: Jiri Adamek (Braunschweig, Germany). Invited speakers: Andreas Abel (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Filippo Bonchi (CNRS/ENS Lyon, France). There will be a special session on weighted automata, with invited tutorials by Borja Balle (Lancaster, UK) and Alexandra Silva (UC London, UK). CMCS'16 is co-located with ETAPS 2016.
For more information, including the full programme of the workshop, see http://www.coalg.org/cmcs16/
14-18 March 2016, 10th International Conference on Language and Automata Theory and Applications (LATA 2016), Prague, Czech RepublicDate: 14-18 March 2016Location: Prague, Czech Republic
LATA is a conference series on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2016 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from classical theory fields as well as application areas.
4-7 March 2016, 17th Szklarska Poreba Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics, Szklarska Poreba, PolandDate: 4-7 March 2016Location: Szklarska Poreba, Poland
Linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and interested researchers from other areas are cordially invited to join the 17th Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics to be held on the top of the Szrenica mountain in the Giant Mountains on the border of Poland and the Czech Republic on March 4-7, 2016.
The main theme of this yearâ€™s convention is "Conceptual Semantics meets Compositional Semantics". Confirmed invited speakers are Simon Dobnik (University of Gothenburg), Lotte Hogeweg (University of Amsterdam), Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Galit Sassoon (Bar-Ilan University) and Joost Zwarts (Utrecht University).
For more information see https://sites.google.com/site/szklarskaporeba17/
4-11 March 2016, Interdisciplinary College 2016 Spring School, Günne at Lake Möhne, GermanyDate: 4-11 March 2016Location: Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany
The Interdisciplinary College (IK) is an intense annual one-week spring school, offering a dense state-of-the-art program in neurobiology, neural computation, cognitive science and psychology, artificial intelligence, robotics and philosophy. It provides a unique training opportunity for students, postgraduates and researchers, from academia and industry. The courses and discussions combine perspectives from the sciences and technology with those from philosophy and the humanities, to promote dialogue and connectedness between the various disciplines. In 2016, the focal topic of the school is "Transitions and Transformations in Cognition, Biology and Interactive Systems".
For more information, see http://www.interdisciplinary-college.de/.
15-19 February 2016, Lorentz center workshop on Unified Correspondence, Lorentz center, LeidenDate: 15-19 February 2016Location: Lorentz center, Leiden
Unified correspondence is a very recent approach to the the well known Sahlqvist theory in modal logic, which has imported techniques from duality, algebra and formal topology and exported the state of the art of Sahlqvist theory to a wide range of logics. This wealth of new techniques, results and insights is now ready to be put to use in the mathematical environments of logical systems which are suitable to address formalization problems in the target application areas of linguistics and management science. The aim of this workshop is therefore to foster new scientific collaborations among mathematical logicians using correspondence theoretic tools on the one hand and, on the other, researchers in linguistics and management science interested in applying logical methods.
Participation in Lorentz workshops is by invitation only, and the number of participants at any given workshop is limited to 55 per any given day. If you are interested in participating, please contact the workshop coordinator Aimeé Reinards, reinards at lorentzcenter.nl.
For more information, see https://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2016/757/info.php3?wsid=757 or here.
25-29 January 2016, 2016 Winter School on Quantum Security, Darmstadt, GermanyDate: 25-29 January 2016Location: Darmstadt, GermanyCosts: only travel and accommodation
The first CROSSING Winter School on Quantum Security will take place in Darmstadt, Germany, from January 25th to January 29th, 2016. The school is aimed mainly at young students and security researchers with interest in quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and quantum complexity theory.
As quantum computing slowly but steadily makes its way from the realm of science fiction to the realm of feasibility, modern cryptographic technologies face the danger of becoming obsolete, exposing critical infrastructures to unforeseen consequences. Good practice in security requires worst-case scenarios to be considered well before they manifest in order to prevent them. For this reason, in the last few years we have witnessed a growing interest in quantum security from academia, private companies, and governmental agencies. There is unfortunately often a missing link between understanding the quantum theory and designing quantum-proof security solutions. The aim of this winter school is to give an opportunity to fill this gap for many researchers worldwide.
The school will focus on the connection between quantum information theory and cryptography, with the participation of renowned international speakers. Addressed topics will include: quantum computing and quantum algorithms, quantum information and code theory, quantum complexity theory and query complexity, provable security and reductions for post-quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution, and other quantum cryptographic protocols.
For more information, see https://www.crossing.tu-darmstadt.de/en/news-events/winter-school-2016/
15 January 2016, Workshop "Backgrounded reports: commitment and negation in parenthetical reports and reportative evidentials", Radboud University, Nijmegen, the NetherlandsSpeaker: Regine Eckardt, Martina Faller, Julie Hunter, Todor Koev, Corien Bary & Emar MaierDate: Friday 15 January 2016Location: Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
There are various forms of reported speech in which the aspect of reporting is somehow backgrounded, or not-at-issue. and the content of the report itself, i.e., the complement or quoted phrase, serves as the main point. In this workshop we want to bring together the more or less disjoint strands of research on the different classes of backgrounded reporting to explore the possibilities of a unified approach of all these phenomena that takes into account the relevant facts about commitment, denial, and projection.
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/background2016/
9-10 January 2016, 98th Peripatetic Seminar on Sheaves and Logic, Doorn, The NetherlandsDate: 9-10 January 2016Location: Doorn, The Netherlands
We are happy to announce the 98th Peripatetic Seminar on Sheaves and Logic, which will take place during the weekend of 9 and 10 January 2016 in Doorn, the Netherlands. As usual, we invite talks on every aspect of category theory or its applications in mathematics.
To have a clear estimate of the number of participants, we ask participants to register preferably before December 21. For more information, see https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/b.vandenberg3/PSSL98/
6-9 January 2016, 2015-16 ASL Winter Meeting, Seattle WA, U.S.A.Date: 6-9 January 2016Location: Seattle WA, U.S.A.
The 2015-16 Winter Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic will take place in conjunction with the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The invited speakers include: D. Bartosova, N. Dobrinen, L. van den Dries, J. Freitag, C. Jockusch, B. Khoussainov, and J. Zapletal.
For more information, see http://www.aslonline.org/asl_meetings.php
4-7 January 2016, Logical Foundations of Computer Science 2016 (LFCS'16), Deerfield Beach FL, U.S.A.Date: 4-7 January 2016Location: 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.
For more information, see http://lfcs.info/lfcs-2016/
4-17 January 2016, 6th Bar-Ilan Winter School on Cryptography, Tel-Aviv, IsraelDate: 4-17 January 2016Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
The 6th Bar-Ilan Winter School on Cryptography has as a theme "Cryptography in the Cloud - Verifiable Computation and Special Encryption". The school program includes approximately 21 hours of lectures and a half-day excursion. The target audience for the school is graduate students and postdocs in cryptography (we will assume that participants have taken at least one university-level course in cryptography). However, all faculty, undergrads and professionals with the necessary background are welcome.
The winter school is open to participants from all over the world; all talks will be in English. Participation is free, but registration is required. Registration includes school participation, lunch, refreshments and the excursion (Accommodation is not included).
For more information, see http://crypto.biu.ac.il/6th-biu-winter-school
MoL and PhD defenses
25 January 2017, Play Without Regret, Paolo GaleazziDate & Time: Wednesday 25 January 2017, 11:00Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerkSupervisor: Sonja SmetsPromotor: Sonja SmetsCopromotor: Alexandru BaltagFor more information, contact Paolo Galeazzi at pagale87 at gmail.com.
20 December 2016, Master of Logic defense, Tom HendriksTitle: Beyond the Regular: A Formalization of Non-Isochronous Metrical StructureDate & Time: Tuesday 20 December 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Henkjan Honing and Bastiaan van der WeijFor more information, contact Fenneke Kortenbach at f.kortenbach at uva.nl.
20 December 2016, Master of Logic defense, Guillaume MassasTitle: TBADate & Time: Tuesday 20 December 2016, 11:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Nick BezhanishviliFor more information, contact Fenneke Kortenbach at f.kortenbach at uva.nl.
19 December 2016, Master of Logic defense, Andrés Occhipinti LibermanTitle: Dynamic Evidence Logics with Relational EvidenceDate & Time: Monday 19 December 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Alexandru Baltag
16 December 2016, Nonstandard Provability for Peano Arithmetic: A Modal Perspective, Paula HenkDate & Time: Friday 16 December 2016, 12:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamSupervisor: Albert Visser, Dick de Jongh, Voldya ShavrukovPromotor: Frank VeltmanFor more information, contact Paula Henk at paulahenk at gmail.com.
13 December 2016, Master of Logic defense, Olim TuytTitle: Canonical Rules on Neighbourhood FramesDate & Time: Tuesday 13 December 2016, 15:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili and Sebastian Enqvist
16 November 2016, PhD defense, Florian SpeelmanTitle: Position-based quantum cryptography and catalytic computationDate & Time: Wednesday 16 November 2016, 12:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Harry Buhrman
This research has been done at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, the national research centre for mathematics and informatics in the Netherlands.
2 November 2016, PhD defense, Andreas van CranenburghTitle: Rich Statistical Parsing and Literary LanguageDate & Time: Wednesday 2 November 2016, 13:00Location: Aula, Singel 411, AmsterdamPromotor: Rens BodCopromotor: Ivan TitovFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/Research/Publications/Dissertations/DS-2016-07.text.pdf or contact Andreas van Cranenburgh at a.w.vancranenburgh at uva.nl.
27 October 2016, PhD defense, Teresa PiovesanTitle: Quantum entanglement: insights via graph parameters and conic optimizationDate & Time: Thursday 27 October 2016, 10:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Harry Buhrman, Monique Laurent
In this PhD thesis we study the effects of quantum entanglement, one of quantum mechanics most peculiar features, in nonlocal games and communication problems in zero-error information theory. This reseach has been done at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam, the national research centre for mathematics and informatics in the Netherlands.For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/Research/Publications/Dissertations/DS-2016-09.text.pdf or contact Teresa Piovesan at piovesan at cwi.nl.
7 October 2016, Master of Logic defense, Nigel SequeiraTitle: Knowing How To Do SemanticsDate & Time: Friday 7 October 2016, 13:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Martin Stokhof
29 September 2016, Master of Logic defense, Fernando Ortega RuizTitle: The paradoxial reading of The TractatusDate & Time: Thursday 29 September 2016, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Martin StokhofFor more information, contact Tanja Kassenaar at t.kassenaar at uva.nl.
26 September 2016, Master of Logic defense, Arianna NovaroTitle: Judgment Aggregation in Dynamic Logic of Propositional AssignmentsDate & Time: Monday 26 September 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Umberto Grandi, Ulle Endriss
26 September 2016, Master of Logic defense, Sirin BotanTitle: Propositional Opinion Diffusion with ConstraintsDate & Time: Monday 26 September 2016, 11:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Umberto Grandi, Ulle Endriss
31 August 2016, Master of Logic defense, Thomas CattermoleTitle: Paraconsistency and Identity - a Pragmatic ApproachDate & Time: Wednesday 31 August 2016, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Robert van Rooij
30 August 2016, Master of Logic defense, Iliana GioulatouTitle: HyperintensionalityDate & Time: Tuesday 30 August 2016, 16:15Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Franz Berto and Luca Incurvati
30 August 2016, Master of Logic defense, Benjamin SparkesTitle: Inquisitive Conditional-Doxastic LogicDate & Time: Tuesday 30 August 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Floris Roelofsen and Ivano Ciardelli
26 August 2016, Master of Logic defense, Almudena ColacitoTitle: Minimal and Subminimal Logic of NegationDate & Time: Friday 26 August 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Dick de Jongh en Marta Bílková
26 August 2016, Master of Logic defense, Kristina GogoladzeTitle: Evidence-Based Belief Revision for Non-Omniscient AgentsDate & Time: Friday 26 August 2016, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Alexandru Baltag
25 August 2016, Master of Logic defense, Thom van GesselTitle: Action Models in Inquisitive LogicDate & Time: Thursday 25 August 2016, 17:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Floris Roelofsen and Ivano Ciardelli
25 August 2016, Master of Logic defense, Daniil FruminTitle: Weak factorisation systems in the effective toposDate & Time: Thursday 25 August 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Benno van den Berg
24 August 2016, Master of Logic defense, Anna BellomoDate & Time: Wednesday 24 August 2016, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Arianna Betti and Luca Incurvati
15 July 2016, Master of Logic defense, Tim HoogeveenTitle: Valid Inference under uncertaintyDate & Time: Friday 15 July 2016, 13:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Robert van Rooij
8 July 2016, Master of Logic defense, Tom SchoonenTitle: Thinking the Impossible: Arguments for Impossible Worlds in SemanticsDate & Time: Friday 8 July 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Franz Berto and Paul Dekker
7 July 2016, Master of Logic defense, Leanne StreekstraTitle: On the stability of flexible permission structuresDate & Time: Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Rene van den Brink en Jakub Szymanik
5 July 2016, Master of Logic defense, Philip Willem Bernhard MichgelsenTitle: Genetic Algorithmic Optimisation for School Allocation MechanismsDate & Time: Tuesday 5 July 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Jan van Eijck
4 July 2016, Master of Logic defense, Sander in 't VeldTitle: Temporal Logics, Automata and the Modal μ-CalculusDate & Time: Monday 4 July 2016, 15:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Yde Venema & Sebastian Enqvist
4 July 2016, Master of Logic defense, Eli DrummTitle: Readtable-Marco Transducer-Chain ParsingDate & Time: Monday 4 July 2016, 12:00Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Leen Torenvliet and Bruno Loff
29 June 2016, Master of Logic defense, Onindo KhanTitle: A Formalisation of Kant’s Theory of SpaceDate & Time: Wednesday 29 June 2016, 11:00Location: Room B0.207, Science Park *904*, AmsterdamSupervisor: Michiel van Lambalgen and Riccardo Pinosio
28 June 2016, Master of Logic defense, Evan MarzionTitle: Closed Sets of Higher Order FunctionsDate & Time: Tuesday 28 June 2016, 15:30Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Piet Rodenburg
24 June 2016, Master of Logic defense, Christopher BaduraTitle: Truth in Fiction via Non-Standard Belief RevisionDate & Time: Friday 24 June 2016, 11:30Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Francesco Berto
10 June 2016, PhD defense, Gideon Maillette de Buy WennigerTitle: Aligning the Foundations of Hierarchical Statistical Machine TranslationDate & Time: Friday 10 June 2016, 11:00Location: Aula - Oude Lutherse Kerk, Singel 411, 1012 WN AmsterdamPromotor: Prof. dr. Khalil Sima'an
The work done in the thesis research focuses on the improvement of hierarchical statistical machine translation. To do so it uses reordering labels, which are based on the hierarchical translation equivalence structure that is derived from word alignment.
Your attendance at the defense is much appreciated.
The thesis abstract and a PDF of the full thesis can be found at http://dare.uva.nl/record/1/533642, as well as on the ILLC Dissertations page at https://www.illc.uva.nl/Research/Publications/Dissertations/#DS-2016-06.
8 June 2016, PhD defense, Fleur L. BouwerTitle: What do we need to hear a beat? The influence of attention, musical abilities, and accents on the perception of metrical rhythmDate & Time: Wednesday 8 June 2016, 11:00Location: Aula, Singel 411, AmsterdamPromotor: Prof. Dr. Henkjan HoningCopromotor: Dr. Jessica Grahn
Beat perception is the process that allows us to make music together. Fleur Bouwer examined this human ability, by exploring the effects of attention, musical abilities, and accents on the perception of a regular beat in music.
On the occasion of the PhD defense on June 8, a workshop with presentations from international speakers on the topics of beat perception and prediction will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday, the 7th of June.
For more information on both the defense and the workshop, see http://www.fleurbouwer.nl/workshop.
7 June 2016, PhD defense, Johannes MartiTitle: Interpretation of Linguistic Behavior with Possible World ModelsDate & Time: Tuesday 7 June 2016, 16:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Martin Stokhof and Frank VeltmanFor more information, please contact johannes.marti at gmail.com
3 June 2016, Master of Logic defense, Thomas SantoliTitle: Logics for Compact Hausdorff Spaces via De Vries DualityDate & Time: Friday 3 June 2016, 11:00Location: Room Bo.2o7, Science Park *904*, AmsterdamSupervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili and Yde Venema
3 June 2016, PhD defense, Phong LeTitle: Learning Vector Representations for Sentences - The Recursive Deep Learning ApproachDate & Time: Friday 3 June 2016, 11:00Location: Aula der Universiteit, Singel 411, 1012 XM AmsterdamPromotor: Rens BodCopromotor: Willem Zuidema
For more information, please contact Phong Le (p.le at uva.nl)
13 May 2016, Master of Logic defense, Yfke DulekTitle: Quantum Homomorphic Encryption for Polynomial-Sized CircuitsDate & Time: Friday 13 May 2016, 15:00Location: Room L0.17, CWI, Science Park 105, AmsterdamSupervisor: Christian Schaffner
31 March 2016, Master of Logic defense, Stephen PastanTitle: Another Approach to Truthmaker SemanticsDate & Time: Thursday 31 March 2016, 13:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Floris Roelofsen, Franz Berto
22 March 2016, PhD defense, Zoé ChristoffTitle: Dynamic Logics of Networks: Information Flow and the Spread of Opinion Dynamic Logics of Networks - Information Flow and the Spread of OpinionDate & Time: Tuesday 22 March 2016, 10:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Johan van BenthemCopromotor: Sonja Smets
The abstract of the thesis is available on: https://www.illc.uva.nl/Research/Publications/Dissertations/
And the full text here: https://www.illc.uva.nl/Research/Publications/Dissertations/DS-2016-02.text.pdf
For more information on the defence and the workshop held on the same day, see https://ldsiic.wordpress.com/.
11 March 2016, PhD defense, Ivano CiardelliTitle: Questions in LogicDate & Time: Friday 11 March 2016, 12:00Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: Jeroen GroenendijkCopromotor: Floris Roelofsen
For more information, please contact i.a.ciardelli at uva.nl
1 March 2016, Master of Logic defense, Rick BellaarTitle: Understanding Schizophrenia: A Wittgensteinian Response to Double BookkeepingDate & Time: Tuesday 1 March 2016, 12:30Location: Room G3.10, Science Park 904, AmsterdamSupervisor: Dr. J. Kiverstein
15 January 2016, Master of Logic defense, Sarah HillerTitle: Corrective Feedback in First Language AcquisitionDate & Time: 15 January 2016, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Raquel Fernandez Rovira
8 January 2016, Master of Logic defense, Nikolas NisidisTitle: A decompositional analysis of discourse relationsDate & Time: Friday 8 January 2016, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Henk Zeevat
Projects and Awards
Yfke Dulek wins the Ngi-NGN Informatie Scriptieprijs voor Informatica en Informatiekunde
We are pleased to announce that Yfke Dulek (CWI/ILLC) has been awarded a Ngi-NGN Informatie Scriptieprijs voor Informatica en Informatiekunde, for the MoL thesis, entitled 'Quantum Homomorphic Encryption for Polynomial-Sized Circuits' she wrote under supervision of Christian Schaffner, with whom she is now working on a PhD project in a collaboration between CWI and ILLC.
This Young Talent award is awarded by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Dutch Society of Sciences).For more information, see www.khmw.nl/prijzen/prijs/hollandsche-maatschappij-prijzen-voor-jong-talent/4.
Three Vossius Research Fellowships awarded
The Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences has awarded the first three Vossius Research Fellowships. The recipients are Camille Paloque-Berges (CNAM, Paris), Cesare Pastorino (TU Berlin), and Lukas Verburgt (U. of Amsterdam).For more information, see vossius.uva.nl/news-and-events/news/content/2016/10/three-vossius-research-fellowships-awarded.html or contact Rens Bod at rens.bod at gmail.com.
Mostafa Dehghani wins Best Paper Award at ICTIR2016
Mostafa Dehghani, from ILLC received the Best Paper Award of The ACM International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR2016). The prize is received for the paper entitled "On Horizontal and Vertical Separation in Hierarchical Text Classification" (co-authored by Hosein Azarbonyad, Jaap Kamp, and Maarten Marx).For more information, see here or at humanities.uva.nl/~dehghani/2016/09/16/ictir-2016-best-paper-award or contact Mostafa Dehghani at dehghani at uva.nl.
ERC Starting Grant for Jakub Szymanik
We are very pleased to announce that the European Research Council (ERC) has just awarded a Starting Grant to seven researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), including Jakub Szymanik at ILLC (Faculty of Humanities), for his project CoSaQ: Cognitive Semantics and Quantities. A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and provides research support to talented researchers for a period of five years.
CogMIR Best Paper Award For Bastiaan van der Weij
For his presentation on "a probabilistic model of meter perception", Bastiaan van der Weij was awarded the best paper award at the sixth edition of the annual Cognitive Music Information Retrieval Seminar (CogMIR) at Columbia University in New York, a award that is sponsored by Shazam. More information can be found on the CogMIR website. A video recording of the talk will be published on the CogMIR website in the near future.For more information, see www.cogmir.org.
Best Paper Award at CoNLL for Sarah Hiller and Raquel Fernandez
SIGIR2016 Doctoral Consortium Best Presentation Award
Mostafa Dehghani, from ILLC received the Best Presentation Award at International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR2016) Doctoral Consortium. The prize is received for the presentation of the paper entitled "Significant Words Representations of Entities".For more information, see http://humanities.uva.nl/~dehghani/2016/07/17/ or contact dehghani at uva.nl
Veni grants for Martha Lewis and Martin Lipman
We are very pleased that two young researchers have been awarded VENI grants to carry out their projects at ILLC:
Dr Martha Lewis: Metaphorical Meanings for Artificial Agents (Faculty of Science)
Dr Martin Lipman: Een gefragmenteerde wereld: Een nieuwe filosofie-aanpak van perspectivische feiten (Faculty of Humanities)
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/content/news/2016/07/
Christian Geist and Ulle Endriss win 2016 IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize
Christian Geist and Ulle Endriss will receive the 2016 IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize for their paper "Automated Search for Impossibility Theorems in Social Choice Theory: Ranking Sets of Objects", published in the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) in 2011. The paper is based on Christian's Master of Logic thesis, which he defended at the ILLC in 2010. This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding paper published in the journal in the preceding five calendar years. Funding for the award is provided by the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). The prize will be formally announced during an awards ceremony at IJCAI in New York City this July.
For further information, see here.
Amsterdam Data Science Research Assistant Grant for Desmond Elliott
Desmond Elliott (ILLC) and Laura Hollink (CWI) have been awarded an Amsterdam Data Science Research Assistant Grant for 12 months to work on Multimodal Evidence of Concept Drift.
Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) is a collaborative initiative of the UvA, CWI, HvA and VU involving over 250 scientific researchers. ADS provides a network to connect expert researchers from business, humanities, informatics, life sciences and social sciences and actively promotes collaboration across disciplines, research institutes and industry within the Amsterdam region and beyond.
For more information about Amsterdam Data Science, see http://amsterdamdatascience.nl/
Best Paper Award at AAMAS-2016
During the 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2016), held in Singapore in early May, a paper coauthored by Ulle Endriss (ILLC) was honoured with the Best Paper Award.
For more information, see here.
NVIDIA Academic Hardware Grant for Desmond Elliott
Desmond Elliott has been awarded a Tesla K40 as an unrestricted gift from the NVIDIA Academic Hardware Grant Program. The hardware will be used to support ongoing research on multilingual multimodal machine learning.
For more information about the NVIDIA Academic Research Programs, see https://developer.nvidia.com/research-programs
ILLC and IvI start project with SAP
ILLC and IvI have started a project with SAP focussing on text analysis and machine learning. Two PhD students have been appointed on this project. At ILLC Serhii Havrylov will start the PhD project under the supervision of Ivan Titov.
For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/organisatie/faculteiten/faculteiten/faculteiten/
NWO Vici for Arianna Betti
NWO has awarded 32 scientists a Vici grant of 1.5 million Euros, including ILLC staff member prof. Dr. Arianna Betti for the project 'Ideas at scale - Towards a computational history of ideas (e-Ideas)'. The funding will enable the laureates to do research for the next five years and to build up their own research group. Vici is one of the largest grants for individual scientists in the Netherlands and is part of NWO's Talent Scheme.
For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/Talent+Scheme/awards/
ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Franz Berto
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), including ILLC staff member Prof.dr. Franz Berto (for the project LoC, "The Logic of Conceivability: Modelling Rational Imagination with Non-Normal Modal Logics"). An ERC Consolidator Grant is a prestigious personal grant of about two million euros and provides research support to talented researchers for a period of five years.
For more information, see
or contact F.Berto at uva.nl
Fenrong Liu is awarded Changjiang Distinguished Professorship
Fenrong Liu, Professor at Tsinghua University and holder of the Amsterdam-China Visiting Chair, has been awarded a Changjiang Distinguished Professorship by the Ministry of Education in China. The highly competitive national Changjiang Program, founded in 1998, is considered to be China's most prestigious scholarly honor.
Fenrong Liu is the first logician to receive this award, in recognition of her academic contributions.
Fenrong Liu obtained her Ph. D. at the ILLC, University of Amsterdam in 2008, and became a full professor at Tsinghua University in 2011. She is currently a Co-Director of the Tsinghua-UvA Joint Research Center for Logic.
For more information, see http://www.moe.gov.cn/srcsite/A04/s8132/201601/t20160111_227571.html
ILLC Alumnus Erik Rietveld member of Society of the Arts
The Society of Arts has selected thirteen new members. Amongst the nwe members are ILLC Alumnus and Vidi Laureaat Erik Rietveld together with his brother Ronald, for their work at the crossroads of architecture, art and science.
NWO Open Competition grant for "The Flow of Cognitive Goods"
Rens Bod (ILLC) and Jeroen van Dongen (Institute of Physics) received an NWO Open Competition grant to carry out their project "The Flow of Cognitive Goods: Towards a Post-Disciplinary History of Knowledge". The project will fund two PhD positions and one Postdoc position (738.000 Euro). It will investigate the long-term exchanges of ideas and methods across disciplines using both digital humanities techniques (analyzing cross-citations from 46 million publications) and historical methods (primary and secondary sources).
For more information, see Rens Bod <rens.bod at gmail.com>
QuSoft: new research center for quantum software
QuSoft, the first research center dedicated to quantum software, has officially been launched on December 3rd, 2016. A joint initiative between Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), QuSoft will be located at Amsterdam Science Park and will complement the research conducted by QuTech, which focuses on the development of quantum hardware.
The main focus of QuSoft will be on the development of quantum software, which requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches to those used to develop conventional software because of the counter-intuitive quantum mechanical properties of the quantum computer such as superposition, interference and entanglement. The chief research objective is to develop software and find applications that exploit the extraordinary power of quantum computers.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/content/press-releases/2015/12/, http://www.cwi.nl/news/2015/qusoft-research-center-quantum-software-launched and http://www.qusoft.org/.
ERC Starting Grants awarded to Floris Roelofsen and Ivan Titov
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), including our own Dr Floris Roelofsen (for the project "QuModQu Quantification and Modality in the Realm of Questions") and Dr Ivan Titov (for the project "BROADSEM: Induction of Broad-Coverage Semantic Parsers"). Our PhD student Ivano Ciardelli has made important contributions to the QuModQu research proposal and will play a prominent role in the project as a postdoctoral researcher.
A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and provides research support to talented researchers for a period of five years.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/content/press-releases/2015/11/.
1st Luxembourg Art Prize
On September 19 this year, Albert Janzen, one of our Master of Logic students, was awarded the first Luxembourg Art Prize 2015.
For his art work, which you can see on the website below, Albert received a grant to produce a solo exhibition to be held at La Galerie Hervé Lancelin in Luxembourg in 2016.
For more information, see https://www.artluxembourg.lu/albert-janzen-laureat-2015/
Funding, Grants and Competitions
Call for nominations: CAV Award 2016 for Fundamental Contributions to Computer-Aided VerificationDeadline: Friday 10 February 2017
The CAV award is given annually at the CAV conference for fundamental contributions to the field of Computer-Aided Verification. The award comes with a cash prize of US$10,000 shared equally among recipients.
Anyone can submit a nomination. The Award Committee can originate a nomination. Anyone, with the exception of members of the Award Committee, is eligible to receive the Award. A nomination must state clearly the contribution(s), explain why the contribution is fundamental or the series of contributions is outstanding, and be accompanied by supporting letters and other evidence of worthiness. The deadline for nominations for the 2017 award is 10 February 2017.For more information, see cavconference.org/2017/cav-award.
Call for Nominations of Graduate Fellows in the CRA Education CommitteeDeadline: Monday 30 January 2017
The Computing Research Association Education Committee (CRA-E) is now accepting applications for the CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program. The program provides opportunities for Ph.D. candidates in computing fields to contribute to CRA-E projects, network with computer science education advocates on the committee, engage in advocacy for mentoring undergraduate students and promote undergraduate research and education at the national level.
Faculty members are invited to nominate a graduate student by January 30, 2017. CRA-E plans to appoint up to two graduate fellows per year, who will serve as members of the committee, providing a voice for graduate students. The fellows will attend the annual CRA-E meeting (travel expenses funded by CRA-E), serve on a CRA-E subcommittee related to their interests and expertise, and contribute to the CRA-E Conquer site that provides resources for undergraduate research and applying to graduate school.For more information, see cra.org/crae/activities/fellows.
FameLab 2017Deadline: Friday 10 February 2017
The AMC and UVA jointly organise the Amsterdam heat of FameLab 2017, an international competition in science communication for young scientists. Are you a PhD candidate or post doc, between 21 – 40 years, into science and eager to explain scientific concepts to a general audience…in just three minutes? Then take the challenge and enter the competition.
Call for Nominations: Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of ScienceDeadline: Thursday 15 December 2016
The creation of the Fernando Gil International Prize in Philosophy of Science was announced by the Portuguese government at the time of his death, to honor his memory and work (1937-2006). The Prize is awarded biannually and intends to acknowledge a work of outstanding excellence in the domain of the Philosophy of Science, either regarding general epistemological problems or particular scientific areas. The amount to be paid to the laureate will be €75 000.
Nominations for the Fernando Gil International Prize 2017 in Philosophy of Science should be sent to premio-filosofia at fernando-gil.org.pt and must include the required elements. Only original and recent works by a single author, of any nationality or professional affiliation, published during the five previous years (2012-2016) are considered for the prize. The call for nominations opens on 1st September to 15th December 2016. Self-nominations will not be accepted.For more information, see www.fct.pt/apoios/premios/fernando_gil/index.phtml.en or contact premio-filosofia at fernando-gil.org.pt.
Call for Nominations: Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and PhilosophyDeadline: Tuesday 22 November 2016
The Executive Board of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy now seeks nominations for the Simon Award to be presented at IACAP 2017, Stanford University, June 26-28.
The Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy recognizes scholars at an early stage of their academic career who are likely to reshape debates at the nexus of Computing and Philosophy by their original research.
Nominations for the Simon Award may be proposed either by academic institutions or by colleagues with some expertise in computing and philosophy. To nominate, please send names and website URLs (or CVs) to: Don Berkich <berkich at gmail.com> by 22 November 2016.For more information, see www.iacap.org/awards.
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Research FellowshipDeadline: Thursday 1 December 2016
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has established a postdoctoral fellowship to enable new and recent Ph.D.’s from the University of Chicago to spend up to three years at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge. The fellowship recognizes early-career scholars of exceptional promise and provides time and resources in support of their research efforts.For more information, see www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVD006/the-gaylord-and-dorothy-donnelley-research-fellowship.
ERC Proof of ConceptDeadline: Thursday 19 January 2017
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. Cut-off date: Thursday 19 January 2017.For more information, see ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/erc-2017-poc.html.
UvA FGw Aspasia FundDeadline: Thursday 12 January 2017
The UvA FGw Aspasia Fund aims to support women in their career development within the Faculty of Humanities at the UvA and to expand their opportunities to conduct research. Two to three female academics can be awarded a temporary release from teaching duties to enable them to prepare applications for senior personal grants.For more information, see aihr.uva.nl/news-and-events/news/news-aihr/news-aihr/content-3/folder/2016/10/fgw-aspasia-cfp.html.
IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science: "What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?"Deadline: Wednesday 30 November 2016
The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST) invites submissions for the first IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science. This prize competition, planned to continue on a biennial basis, seeks to encourage fresh methodological thinking on the history and philosophy of science as an integrated discipline.
Entries in the form of an essay of 5,000-10,000 words in English are invited, addressing this year's prize question: "What is the value of philosophy of science for history of science?" All entries should contain original work that has not previously been published. For entries written originally in another language, an English translation should be submitted with an indication of the translator. The deadline for submission is 30 November 2016.For more information, see iuhps.net/pages/inter-division-commissions/joint-commission.php or contact hc372 at cam.ac.uk.
Jo Kolk Study fundDeadline: Tuesday 15 November 2016
The Jo Kolk study fund offers opportunities for women currently doing a Master's or PhD degree.
Application deadline: 15 November 2016
KNAW Visiting Professors Programme
The Visiting Professors Programme enables outstanding foreign researchers to spend time working in the Netherlands. The programme acts as an incentive for Dutch science and scholarship.
Application deadline: 1 November 2016For more information, see knaw.nl/en/awards/funding/visiting-professors-programme-vpp or contact Awards and Funding Department at prijzensubsidies at knaw.nl.
Fulbright Scholarship Program
The Fulbright Scholarship Program gives Dutch students, PhD students and researchers an opportunity to study, carry out research or teach in the United States.
Application deadline: 1 December 2016For more information, see knaw.nl/en/awards/funding/fulbright-scholarship-program.
ERC Proof of ConceptDeadline: Tuesday 4 October 2016
If, as a receiver of an ERC grant, you are interested in exploring the innovation potential of your work, the ERC is here to help.
ERC Proof of Concept Grants are designed to support ERC grantees with the commercial or societal application of the results of their funded research.
Application deadline: 04 October 2016 17:00:00For more information, see ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/erc-poc-2016.html.
ERC Consolidator Grant
If, as a young principal investigator<a class="glossary-icon" title="The Principal Investigator (PI) is the lead scientist or engineer for a particularly well-defined science (or other research) project, such as a laboratory study or clinical trial.
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Application deadline: 9 February 2017For more information, see erc.europa.eu/consolidator-grants.
ERC Starting Grant
ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent Principal
Investigators at the career stage at which they are starting their own
independent research team or programme. Applicant Principal
Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
Application deadline: 18 October 2016 17:00:00For more information, see ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/erc-2017-stg.html.
NWO Mathematics ClustersDeadline: Thursday 15 September 2016
Only a professor in the field of one of the mathematical disciplines can apply. An application must be linked to one or more of the four mathematics clusters in the Netherlands: DIAMANT, NDNS+, GQT or STAR. Each application consists of one tenure track and one PhD-position.
Application deadline: 15 September 2016For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/ew/mathematics-clusters/mathematics-clusters.html or contact Mw. dr. ir. P.W. de Bont at p.debont at nwo.nl.
NWO TOP Grants
TOP Grants offers outstanding research groups the possibility to strengthen or renew lines of research. They can pursue a new line of research or continue existing research in new partnerships.
Application deadline: Continuous applicationFor more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/top-grants/index.html.
NWO Incentive Fund Open Access
The aim of this fund is to increase awareness of Open Access and to encourage the Open Access publication of NWO results.
Application deadline: Continuous applicationFor more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/incentive-fund-open-access/index.html or contact Mw. H. Dekker at h.dekker at nwo.nl.
NWO Cooperation Taiwan (MOST)
NWO has a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MOST; former NSC). The Cooperation Taiwan (MOST) programme is for Dutch researchers who want to cooperate with colleagues in Taiwan. It offers the opportunity of a short stay in Taiwan or a joint seminar in Taiwan or the Netherlands.
Application deadline: Continuous applicationFor more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/cooperation-taiwan-nsc/index.html or contact Mw. W.F. Geldof at w.geldof at nwo.nl.
NWO Cooperation Germany - von Humboldt Stiftung (VHS)
Each year NWO makes two prizes available to senior German researchers who are nominated by Dutch researchers. The Von Humboldt Stiftung (VHS) in Bonn makes two prizes available for senior Dutch researchers.
Application deadline: Continuous applicationFor more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/cooperation-germany---von-humboldt-stiftung-vhs/cooperation-germany---von-humboldt-stiftung-vhs.html or contact Mw. W.F. Geldof at w.geldof at nwo.nl.
Cooperation China (NSFC)
NWO has a cooperation agreement with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in Beijing. The programme aims to promote contact between Dutch and Chinese researchers in the natural sciences (i.e. all sciences except the social sciences and the humanities) and execute joint research projects.
Application deadline: Continuous applicationFor more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/cooperation-china-nsfc/index.html or contact Mw. W.F. Geldof at w.geldof at nwo.nl.
Access to the National Computer Facilities for Pilot projects
Supercomputers are used for technical scientific research. In the Netherlands, two different systems are available for national use. These are the Cartesius supercomputer, and the Lisa system. The granting scheme Access to the National Computational facilities grants access to these systems, to researchers, research groups and research institutes.
Application deadline: Continuous application
NWO Research Talent
Research Talent is a responsive mode funding scheme, which offers talented and ambitious young researchers a platform to pursue a scientific career and carry out high-quality PhD research. This ambition, amongst others, is reflected in the choice of study, followed courses and academic activities that the student engaged in. To this aim a full professors within social and behavioural sciences, and who is also the intended promoter, can submit an application for a grant for these upcoming researchers.
Application deadline: 27 September 2016 14:00For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/magw/research-talent/research-talent.html or contact Dhr. drs. J.S. Voskuilen at magwot at nwo.nl.
NWO Incidental Financial Support
NWO’s tasks are to advance the quality, level of innovation and coordination of scientific research. One way to assist in those tasks is improving and strengthening contacts of Dutch researchers with foreign top-experts. In order to do that, the Board of the Division for Physical Sciences started the Incidental Financial Support programme in 2000. This programme enables the invitation of foreign top-experts who make a substantive contribution to a scientific meeting in The Netherlands.
Incidental financial support from the Division for Physical Sciences is primarily intended to strengthen the forum position of the exact sciences by increasing the interaction between Dutch scientists and foreign top-experts.
Application deadline: Continuous applicationFor more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/ew/incidental-financial-support/incidental-financial-support.html or contact Mw. dr. Katrien Uytterhoeven at incidentelesteun at nwo.nl.
NWO Free Competition
All NWO Divisions offer Free Competition funding. Within the Free Competition Humanities, researchers can apply for funding for curiosity-driven research that does not fall under the thematic funding programmes. Researchers are therefore free to choose the subject of their project, as long as it fits within the humanities.
Application deadline: Continuous application (but no applications between 13 and 23 November, due to new software implementations).For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/free-competition/gw/free-competition.html.
NWO Vidi GrantDeadline: Thursday 6 October 2016
The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi is a grant for experienced researchers. Vidi gives researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research the opportunity to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to appoint one or more researchers. Vidi is part of the Talent Scheme.
Application deadline: 6 October 2016 14:00
Essay Competition for Junior Scholars (International Social Ontology Society, ISOS)
For the first time, the International Social Ontology Society (ISOS) tenders an essay prize in social ontology for early career scholars (who are either PhD-candidates or have received their PhD no longer than five years prior to the closing date of the competition). The author of the winning essay will receive € 500,- with their submission being published the Journal of Social Ontology (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jso).
Submissions may address any issue, problem or debate within the field of social ontology. They may deal with, e.g., social facts, social action, group agency, collective intentional states, or social kinds.
Submissions will be subject to blind review, following the guidelines of the Journal of Social Ontology. The essays should be submitted through the journal's editorial management system and labelled as entries to the competition. In order to facilitate a fair review process, authors are asked to state their affiliation, (expected) date of receipt of their PhD and the names of their committee members in the information they provide with their submission.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 31st October 2016. The winning essay published in the Journal of Social Ontology as soon as possible thereafter.For further inquiries regarding the essay competition, please contact David P. Schweikard (david.schweikard at uni-flensburg.de).
Annals of Science Best Paper Prize 2016 (for doctoral students)
Submissions are being accepted for the Annals of Science best paper prize 2016. This prize is awarded annually to the author of an original, unpublished essay in the history of science or technology, which is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The prize, which is supported by Taylor & Francis, is intended for those who are currently doctoral students, or have been awarded their doctorate within the past four years.
The winning essay will be published in the Journal, and the author will be awarded US$1000 and a free subscription to Annals of Science. Papers should be submitted by 30th September 2016, with the winner being notified by 31st December 2016.
For more information, see http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/est/annals-of-science-student-prize or contact Oliver Hill-Andrews (Editorial Assistant) at annals.science at sussex.ac.uk.
Horizon 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.
Deadline: 14 September 2016 17:00:00 (Brussels time). For more information, see https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/
ERC Advanced Grant
If, as an established leading principal investigator, you are interested in the opportunity for long-term funding, the ERC is here to help. ERC Advanced Grants are designed to allow outstanding research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in Europe.
The scheme targets researchers who have already established themselves as top independent research leaders.
Application Deadline: 1 September 2016. For more information, see https://erc.europa.eu/advanced-grants.
NWO Joint eScience and Data Science across Top Sectors
The Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research Physical Sciences (NWO), and Dutch Digital Delta invite technology-oriented researchers to apply for funding and support for researching disruptive eScience technologies and Big Data.
Application deadline: 30 August 2016 14:00. For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/ew/
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.
Application deadline: 25 August 2016 14:00. For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/
NWO Free Competition (humanities)
Within the Free Competition Humanities, researchers can apply for funding for curiosity-driven research that does not fall under the thematic funding programmes. Researchers are therefore free to choose the subject of their project, as long as it fits within the humanities.
Application deadline: 6 September 2016 14:00. For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/free-competition/gw/
2017 Essay Prize of the Metaphysics of Entanglement Project: "What is Structure?"
The Metaphysics of Entanglement Project is pleased to announce their 2017 Essay Prize. The winner of the Prize will receive £250. We solicit philosophically informed papers addressing the nature of structure in contemporary analytic philosophy.
Submissions are invited from postgraduate students and from early career researchers (understood as being within 8 years of receipt of PhD, though exceptions will be considered?please email for advice in the latter case). The closing date for receipt of entries is 16 of December 2016.For more information, see www.metaphysics-of-entanglement.ox.ac.uk/essay_prize or contact quantum at philosophy.ox.ac.uk.
Litwin Books Award for Ongoing Doctoral Dissertation Research in the Philosophy of Information
The purpose of this award is to encourage and support scholarship in the philosophy of information. The award shall consist of $1,000, given annually to a graduate student who is working on a dissertation on the philosophy of information (broadly construed). As we see it, the range of philosophical questions relating to information is broad, and approachable through a variety of philosophical traditions (philosophy of mind, logic, philosophy of information so-called, philosophy of science, etc.).
The scholarship recipient must be an active doctoral student whose primary area of research is directly philosophical, whether the institutional setting is philosophy or another discipline; that is to say, the mode of dissertation research must be philosophical as opposed to empirical or literary study. The recipient must have completed all course work and have had a dissertation proposal accepted by the institution. Recipients may receive the award not more than once.
Nominations should be submitted via email by June 1. For more information, see http://litwinbooks.com/award.php
NWO Onderzoeksbeurs "Wiskundeleraar in Onderzoek"
Het programma STEM Teacher Academy heeft via het NWO Gebiedsbestuur Exacte Wetenschappen onderzoeksbeurzen voor enthousiaste wiskundedocenten beschikbaar gesteld. Deze financiering is alleen voor wiskundeleraren aan Nederlandse middelbare scholen die graag hun kennis willen opfrissen. Dit kan door middel van één dag per week (voor 6 tot 12 maanden) onderzoek uit te voeren bij een wiskunde-instituut met betrekking tot fundamenteel, toegepast of didactisch onderzoek.
Deadline: 4 oktober 2016 14:00
Voor meer informatie, zie http://www.nwo.nl/financiering/onze-financieringsinstrumenten/ew/
Call for nominations: Oberwolfach Prize 2016 in Discrete Mathematics, Logic or Theoretical Computer Science,
The Oberwolfach Foundation awards in cooperation with the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach a prize for excellent achievements in *Discrete Mathematics*. This also includes Logic and Theoretical Computer Science.
The prize amounts to Euro 10.000. Candidates should be mathematicians with Ph.D./Dr. degree received not more than 10 years ago and must be nominated. Proposals should contain a description of the scientific achievements, curriculum vitae and publication list of the candidate.
We request all senior scientists in Discrete Mathematics, Logic or Theoretical Computer Science to make proposals before September 1st, 2016. For more information, see http://www.mfo.de/math-in-public/prizes/oberwolfach-prize
Call for Nominations: 2016 Sack Prize for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic
The ASL invites nominations for the 2016 Sacks Prize for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in mathematical logic. The Sacks Prize was established to honor Professor Gerald Sacks of MIT and Harvard for his unique contribution to mathematical logic, particularly as adviser to a large number of excellent Ph.D. students. The Sacks Prize will consist of a cash award plus five years free membership in the ASL.
Students who defend their dissertations (equivalent to the American doctoral dissertation) between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016, are eligible for the Prize this year. Nominations must be received by September 30, 2016. This is an international prize, with no restriction on the nationality of the candidate or the university where the doctorate is granted.
Call for a grant application workshop proposal as part of SMART Cognitive Science
SMART Cognitive Science invites proposals for a € 2500 grant to organize a workshop specifically designed to allow participants to focus on an interdisciplinary theme that will subsequently lead to a national or international grant application or a volume intersecting between the humanities and cognitive sciences. Every researcher 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 sciences, but cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.
Deadline for submissions: April 29th. For more information, see http://smartcs.humanities.uva.nl/news/
Call for Nominations: 2016 Shoenfield Prizes for outstanding expository writing in logic
The ASL invites nominations for the Shoenfield Prizes for outstanding expository writing in the field of logic. There are two Shoenfield prizes, one for books and one for expository articles, each to be awarded simultaneously every three years; the Shoenfield Prizes were first awarded in 2007. Any book first published in the past 9 years may be considered for the book award. Any article published in the past 6 years may be considered for the article award.
The Shoenfield prizes were established by the ASL to honor the late Joseph R. Shoenfield for his many outstanding contributions to logic and to the ASL. Generations of logicians have especially valued Shoenfield's expository gifts, and his writings provide models of lucidity and elegance. The fund on which the Prize is based is administered by the ASL and the award is made by the Association upon the recommendation of the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards.
Nominations should be submitted to Simon Thomas (sthomas at math.rutgers.edu), Chair of the ASL Committee on Prizes and Awards. The deadline for nominations for the 2016 Prizes is November 1, 2016. For more information, see http://www.aslonline.org/info-prizes.html
NASSLLI2016: Student Scholarships and Presentations
The North American Summer School for Logic, Language, and Information (NASSLLI) brings together top-tier faculty in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Linguistics, Psychology, and Philosophy to introduce students to topics and issues that represent various combinations of these disciplines.
The organizers of NASSLLI 2016 are excited to announce TWO opportunities for students attending NASSLLI 2016:
(1) Student Scholarships
(2) Presentations in the Student Session
Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 20, 2016. For more information, see http://nasslli2016.rutgers.edu/images/Student%20CfA%20FINAL.pdf
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.
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 certain typically Dutch topics, there is also a limited opportunity to apply for a research period at an excellent Dutch research institute. However, preference will be given to researchers who apply for a grant to spend time outside the Netherlands.
Deadline for applications: Thursday 31 March 2016. For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/rubicon/index.html
T-AP Digging into Data Challenge
The Trans-Atlantic Platform will be launching its first international funding opportunity: the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge. The T-AP Digging into Data Challenge will launch in March 2016. The Challenge will support research projects that explore and apply new “big data” sources and methodologies to address questions in the social sciences and humanities.
Marie Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) grant
The RISE scheme will promote international and inter-sector collaboration through research and innovation staff exchanges, and sharing of knowledge and ideas from research to market (and vice-versa).
The scheme fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps to turn creative ideas into innovative products, services or processes.
Deadline for applications: Thursday 28 April 2016. For more information, see https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/
NWO Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vici
The Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vici is a grant for senior researchers. It is a funding instrument from the Talent Scheme, and gives senior researchers the opportunity to build up their own research group, often in anticipation of a tenured professorship.
Deadline for applications: Thursday 24 March 2016. For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/
NIAS: Theme-group Fellowships
Theme Groups bring together scholars of different backgrounds with specific expertise to work together on a daily basis, to advance knowledge on a particular theme. A NIAS research theme group is a group composed of maximum five scholars, half of them from the Netherlands, the other half from other countries. They become Fellows at NIAS for one semester of five months. Researchers work both individually and as a team on a clearly defined research topic with the aim of producing a concrete result such as a book, scientific paper or conference.
Deadline for submitting a Theme Group Proposal for the research year 2017/18: 15 April 2016. For more information, see http://www.nias.knaw.nl/theme-groups
Paris Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships
The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, during the academic year 2017-2018. The Paris IAS will host around twenty guest researchers, allowing them to work freely on the project of their choice. The researchers will benefit from the scientific environment of the Institute and have the opportunity to create contacts with researchers in the academic institutions of Greater Paris.
Deadline for applications: 1 March 2016. For more information, see http://www.paris-iea.fr/en/apply/calls-for-applications/
Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2016
The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the EACSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1.1.2014 and 31.12.2015 are eligible for nomination for the award. The 2016 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at the annual conference of the EACSL, 29 August - 2 September 2016, in Marseille (France).
The deadline for submission is 15 April 2016. Nominations can be submitted from 1 January 2016 and should be sent to the chair of the Jury, Anuj Dawar, by e-mail. For more information, see http://www.eacsl.org/submissionsAck.html.
The Cooperation Flanders programme
The Cooperation Flanders programme funds and encourages joint research by Flemish and Dutch researchers in the humanities. Many scientific questions cross boundaries and so national borders should not hinder researchers. The research programme funds projects that are jointly realised by two researchers at a time: one Dutch and one Flemish researcher.
2016 Application deadlline: Friday 1 April 2016. For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/research-and-results/programmes/gw/cooperation-flanders/.
Cooperation Japan (JSPS) - Invitation fellowship
NWO has a cooperation agreement with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The programme Cooperation Japan (JSPS) is for Dutch researchers who want to cooperate with colleagues in Japan. It offers the possibility of a JSPS Invitation fellowship in Japan.
For more information, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/cooperation-japan-jsps/
Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prizes
The Cognitive Science Society and the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation will award up to five outstanding dissertation prizes in cognitive science. The goals of these prizes are to increase the prominence of cognitive science, and encourage students to engage in interdisciplinary efforts to understand minds and intelligent systems. The hope is that the prizes will recognize and honor young researchers conducting ground-breaking research in cognitive science.
Application deadline: Saturday 30 January 2016, For more information, see http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/about_awards_glushko_nominations.html
Heinrich Boell Stiftung: student and doctoral scholarships
The scholarship department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships to undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students from inside and outside Germany.
We hold the application process twice a year. The application deadline is 1 March and 1 September. Please note: We only accept online applications. The application portal will be opened about 6 weeks before the application deadline.
Deadline: Sunday 1 March 2016. For more information, see https://www.boell.de/en/foundation/application and http://www.boell.de/en/2015/04/02/application-process-spring-2016.
Open Positions at ILLC
Vacature SecretariaatsmedewerkerDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
Vanwege de sterke groei van het ILLC, zijn wij op zoek naar een medewerker die de bedrijfsvoerder inhoudelijk ondersteunt met de personeelsadministratie binnen het instituut.For more information, see www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/17-047-secretariaatsmedewerker.html or contact Drs. Jenny Batson at j.s.batson at uva.nl.
PhD position at ILLCDeadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
The ILLC currently has one PhD position available at the Faculty of Science, starting on 1 September 2017. Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in an area within ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-620-phd-position-at-illc.html.
PhD in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Wednesday 1 February 2017
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 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.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-583-phd-candidate-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact Dr. Ulle Endriss at U.Endriss at uva.nl.
Postdoc in Quantum CryptographyDeadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of quantum cryptography. The successful applicant will join the group of Christian Schaffner. The aim of the project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-584-postdoctoral-researcher-in-quantum-cryptography.html or contact Dr. Christian Schaffner at C.Schaffner at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral researcher in LogicDeadline: Wednesday 7 December 2016
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral researcher in the area of Logic and Semantics within the project 'Cognitive Semantics and Quantities [CoSaQ]. Founding Logical Semantics on Cognitively Plausible Representations’. This is a 5-year project (2017-2021) funded by the European Research Council, and led by Principal Investigator (PI) Jakub Szymanik.
The postdoctoral researcher will work within the subproject 'Founding Logical Semantics on Cognitively Plausible Representations', lasting for the first three years of the project (2017-2019), and will be employed full-time. This subproject will lay the logical, computational, and conceptual foundations for the cognitive models to be developed and tested within the other subprojects. The main task of the Postdoc will be to incorporate psychologically and cognitively plausible representations and verification mechanisms into a new logico-computational model of quantifier meaning. As no such model yet exist, its development will be an important contribution to formal semantics.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-574-postdoctoral-researcher-in-logic.html.
Assistant professor in Formal Modelling of Language and CognitionDeadline: Friday 4 November 2016
Applications are invited for Assistant professor in Formal Modelling of Language and Cognition at the Faculty of Science. The vacancy is for a temporary position for four years with a probation time of 2 months.
Application deadline: Friday 4 November 2016For more information, see www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-464-assistant-professor-in-formal-modelling-of-language-and-cognition.html or contact Prof. Dr. Sonja Smets at S.J.L.Smets at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral Researcher in LogicDeadline: Sunday 2 October 2016
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Logic at the Faculty of Humanities.
Application deadline: Sunday 2 October 2016For more information, see www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-420-postdoctoral-researcher-in-logic.html or contact Prof. Dr. Franz Berto at f.berto at uva.nl.
PhD candidate in Logic and Analytic PhilosophyDeadline: Sunday 2 October 2016
Applications are invited for PhD candidate in Logic and Analytic Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities.
Application deadline: Sunday 2 October 2016For more information, see www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-419-phd-candidate-in-logic-and-analytic-philosophy.html or contact Prof. Dr. Franz Berto at f.berto at uva.nl.
PhD position or Postdoc position in Computational Linguistics and Dialogue Processing
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a research position at either the PhD candidate or the postdoc level in the recently established Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernández. The mission of the group is to understand dialogical interaction by developing empirically-motivated formal and computational models that can be applied to various dialogue processing tasks and to human-machine interaction.
Application deadline: 15 September 2016
Five PhD positions at the Faculty of Humanities, UvA
Applications are invited for five PhD fellowships at the Faculty of Humanities, tenable from 1 November 2016 (4 years, 0.8 FTE). The PhD candidates at the Faculty of Humanities, UvA will be appointed within one of the five Research Schools of the Faculty of Humanities, or within the ILLC. The appointment will be for 4 years for 0.8 FTE under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty.
Application deadline: 15 August 2016. For more information, see here.
Postdoctoral researcher in Logic
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will join the research group of Prof. Sonja Smets. Preference will be given to a candidate who is active in one of the following areas:
- Logic and its applications to formal epistemology or multi-agent systems. In particular we are interested in the use of logical methods to study the dynamics of information. Topics of interest can relate to belief revision theory, social network theory, epistemic game theory, truth approximation or formal learning theory.
- Logic and its applications in the area of quantum mechanics or quantum information theory. In particular we are interested in quantum logic and its use in quantum information theory (e.g. logics used for the formal verification of quantum information protocols).
Deadline for applications: 15 June 2016. For more information, see here
Two PhD positions at Faculty of Science
The ILLC currently has two PhD positions available at the Faculty of Science, starting on 1 September 2016. Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in an area within ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science. Closing date for applications: 15 May 2016.
Postdoctoral researcher in Statistical Machine Translation
The SLPL Lab, led by Professor Khalil Sima'an, is part of the Language and Computation Programme at the ILLC. The SLPL Lab is seeking to attract a postdoctoral researcher in Statistical Machine Translation for a fixed term of two years. SLPL currently has 7 PhD candidates, 3 postdoctoral researchers and two research assistants working on five ongoing externally funded projects, including a Vici, H2020 QT21, ITN EXPERT, an Open Competition and an STW project.
Prospective candidates should hold a PhD degree in statistical natural language processing or a related research area with experience in statistical machine translation, as well as proven experience in and affinity with programming and empirical experimentation with text (parallel) corpora. While this is primarily a research position, the successful candidate will be expected to also make a minor contribution to teaching.
Application deadline: 15 May 2016. For more information, see here.
Two PhD positions in History of Humanities and Sciences
The two PhD candidates will respectively work at the Faculty of Humanities (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation) and the Faculty of Science (Institute of Physics (IOP). Both institutes are located at the Amsterdam Science Park. The positions will reinforce the newly founded Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences, and are funded by the NWO Humanities open competition programme 'The Flow of Cognitive Goods: Towards a Post-Disciplinary History of Knowledge'. This programme is led by Prof. Rens Bod (ILLC) and Prof. Jeroen van Dongen (IOP).
Application deadline: 1 April 2016. For more information, see here.
PhD candidate in Formal Semantics
The Inquisitive Semantics group, part of the Logic and Language research programme, is looking for a PhD candidate with an interest in developing new logical tools within the inquisitive semantics framework for the analysis of quantification in natural language
Application deadline: 15 March 2016. For more information, see here
PhD candidate in Logic
The Inquisitive Semantics group, part of the Logic and Language research programme, is looking for a PhD candidate with an interest in carrying out a thorough investigation of first-order inquisitive logic, with an eye towards applications in linguistics and computer science. The ILLC provides an excellent environment for research in this area with world-class faculty in logic and formal semantics.
Application deadline: 15 March 2016. For more information, see here
Postdoctoral researcher in computational logic or experimental semantics
The Inquisitive Semantics group, part of the Logic and Language research program, is looking for one or two Postdoctoral researchers with an interest in building new bridges between inquisitive semantics and neighbouring fields, in particular computer science and psycholinguistics.
Application deadline: 15 March 2016. For more information, see here
Postdoctoral researcher in Formal Semantics
The Inquisitive Semantics group, part of the Logic and Language research program,research program, is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher with an interest in developing a fully compositional dynamic inquisitive semantics, and to apply this framework to a number of linguistic phenomena.
Application deadline: 15 March 2016. For more information, see here
Open Positions, General
Rosalind Franklin Fellowships in Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Groningen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
The University of Groningen has initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme to promote the advancement of talented international researchers at the highest levels of the institution. The programme is aimed at women in academia, research institutes or industry who have a PhD and would like a tenure-track position leading to a full professorship in a top European research university. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an independent, largely externally funded research programme in collaboration with colleagues at our Faculty and elsewhere. They will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the development of the teaching programme of their discipline.
In the next round of Rosalind Franklin Fellowships, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has five Rosalind Franklin Fellowships to offer in the disciplines:
- Fundamental Computer Science
- Fundamental Mathematics, Mathematical Data Analysis, Complex Systems
- Mechanical Engineering
- Artificial Intelligence
- BioinformaticsFor more information, see www.rug.nl/fwn/organization/vacatures/vacatures/rff or contact Ms Dr Y.E.F.M. Jeuken at y.e.f.m.jeuken at rug.nl.
Postdoctoral position (5y) in computational logic, Innsbruck (Austria)Deadline: Thursday 2 February 2017
The University of Innsbruck invites applications for a 5 year postdoctoral position in the Computational Logic research group. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in computer science. A strong background in computational logic (in particular automated and interactive theorem proving, SMT solving, term rewriting, type theory) is desired. The ideal candidate enjoys working with students at all levels. Candidates are expected to conduct research leading to a habilitation and contribute to teaching and administration. Knowledge of German is not essential.For more information, see cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/jobs/5-year-postdoc-position.
Two postdoctoral positions in "trusted quantum software via a formally verified functional quantum programming language", Halifax NS (Canada)Deadline: Friday 20 January 2017
Peter Selinger invites applications for two postdoctoral position, starting early in 2017 (ideally in February or March), at Dalhousie University under his supervision.
The successful applicants will work on a project entitled "Trusted Quantum Software via a Formally Verified Functional Quantum Programming Language". Specifically, the project involves the design and semantics of a functional programming language for quantum computing, loosely modelled on the Quipper language. It will also involve developing the meta-theory of the language, and eventually the formalization of some of this meta-theory in a proof assistant. The research project is part of a team effort, also involving collaborators from Tulane, Stanford, Oxford, the University of Iowa, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Several associate and assistant professorships in CS (including TCS) at KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyDeadline: Friday 17 February 2017
The School of Computer Science and Communication at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for several tenured associate professorships in computer science. These positions include two positions specializing in Software Engineering, one in Machine Learning, and one position with a broad profile, covering all research areas currently represented at the school including theoretical computer science. All of these positions have an application deadline of February 17, 2017.
Assistant Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy, Zuerich (Switzerland)Deadline: Sunday 19 February 2017
The University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship Tenure Track in Philosophy with a focus on Theoretical Philosophy. The post should be filled by August 1, 2018. After two temporary three-year contracts it will become tenured, on the condition that the candidate successfully completes the evaluation process.
Postdoctoral/PhD student positions in "From Perception to Belief and Back Again", Bochum (Germany)Deadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
The Ruhr-University Bochum is inviting applications for the positions of one Post-Doc Research Associate (TV-L E13, 100%, including social benefits; 3 years + option to extend 1 year) and either one PhD-Student (TV-L E13, 65%, including social benefits; 3 years) or one Post-Doc Research Associate (TV-L E13, 100%, including social benefits; 2 years) within the Emmy-Noether Research Group From Perception To Belief and Back Again under the direction of Peter Brössel. The positions will start May 1st, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful candidate will have a PhD (for a Post-Doc position) or a Master's degree (for a PhD-student position) in philosophy or in cognitive science, respectively. In addition, the appointee will have at least one of the following areas of specialization: cognitive science, epistemology (formal or non-formal epistemology), philosophy of cognition, philosophy of language, or philosophy of science. The appointee will be expected to carry out research relevant for the aims of the research project. The positions come without teaching obligations and no German language competency is required. An excellent command of English is necessary.
Postdoctoral position in artificial intelligence, Cardiff (Wales)Deadline: Saturday 4 February 2017
Applications are invited for a Research Associate post in Cardiff University's School of Computer Science & Informatics.
This is a full-time, fixed-term post for 30 months, starting on 1 March 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be dedicated to finding creative solutions and have a genuine curiosity and enthusiasm to undertake world-class research in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the aim of this post will be to develop novel methods for learning interpretable/symbolic models from diverse sources of information, including knowledge graphs, vector space models and natural language text. These models will then be used as background theories in applications such as recognising textual entailment, automated knowledge base completion, or zero-shot learning. You will work closely with Steven Schockaert. You will possess or be near the completion of a PhD in Computer Science or a related area, or have relevant industrial experience.
This research will be part of the ERC project FLEXILOG.
For more details about the project and instructions on how to apply, please go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search the Academic Vacancies for job 5545BR. Please note the requirement to evidence all essential criteria in the supporting statement.
Visiting Fellowships in Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg (The Netherlands)Deadline: Wednesday 25 January 2017
The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) invites applications for visiting fellowships for the calendar year 2017. Short visits of several weeks are also possible; however, we encourage applicants to stay for a longer period.
The fellowships are intended for advanced Ph.D. students, postdocs or faculty. Applicants should be keen on being an active part of a lively research community and on intellectual exchange with the resident fellows of TiLPS. The work of the candidates should relate to logic, philosophy of science, epistemology, ethics, or political philosophy. They should be committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative work, in line with the overall profile of TiLPS.For more information, see www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tilps/jobs-fellowships-and-grants or contact TiLPS director Jan Sprenger at j.sprenger at tilburguniversity.edu.
Twelve PhD student position in situated cognition, Bochum/Osnabrueck (Germany)Deadline: Tuesday 14 February 2017
The interdisciplinary Research Training Group 'Situated Cognition', invites applications for 12 Ph.D. positions (salary scale TV-L E 13, 65%; including social benefits) for a three-year structured PhD program. The program and all positions will commence June 1st, 2017. The RTG is based at the Department of Philosophy II and the Faculty of Psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum as well as at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Philosophy at Osnabrück University.
All PhD positions are essentially interdisciplinary with an emphasis on one of the subjects involved, i.e. philosophical theory formation, experimental psychology or neuroscience. Applicants have to apply for one of the suggested projects (max. two with indication of preference). In addition, applicants are encouraged to submit their own original project proposal in one of the theoretical areas, as long as the proposal fits the RTG's guiding idea.For more information, see www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/Situated%20Cognition/call.html or contact Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Speaker RTG at RTG-SituatedCognition at rub.de.
PhD student position in formal verification of sensor networks, Liverpool (England)Deadline: Friday 10 February 2017
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool offers a PhD position, commencing in October 2017, and associated with the Science of Sensor Systems Software research programme. This position is available to both UK and EU students, and we are looking for outstanding candidates with either a first class degree or a distinction at masters level in Computer Science or Mathematical Logic, together with the desire to undertake PhD study on the formal verification for wireless sensor networks.For more information, see www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~michael/S4_PhD_2017.html.
PhD student position in dependence logic, Auckland (New Zealand)Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Auckland is currently looking for a PhD student to undertake research on dependence logic. Dependence logic is a novel logical formalism that has intriguing connections to computer science, statistics, linguistics, game theory, social choice theory, philosophy, and physics. We are seeking a PhD student to join a 3-year project that examines new variants of dependence logic, including approximate and probabilistic variants, and their applications to reasoning in database theory and statistics. The student will be supervised by Miika Hannula and Sebastian Link.
We expect the applicant to have:
- A strong background in logic and computational complexity,
- A master's degree in mathematics, computer science, or other relevant discipline,
- A good command of spoken and written English.
Good programming skills and a background in statistics would be ideal, but are not necessarily expected attributes.
PhD positions in TCS at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for up to four 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. Examples of topics of particular interest are the use of linear and semidefinite programming to solve hard combinatorial problems, or of proof complexity to prove that the problems are beyond the reach of such methods. Exciting recent developments have identified the so-called sums of squares hierarchy as a unifying theme for these questions, and one aim of our research is to build and expand on this theme. However, we will also freely explore whatever other methods turn out to be helpful for attacking these and other topics of interest in algorithms and complexity theory. 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 Håstad, Per Austrin, and Jakob Nordström, 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 2-3 existing PhD students and 3-4 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.
Postdoc positions at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for up to four postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science.[b][b]The postdoc positions are in the area of computational complexity theory, focusing on questions at the intersection of approximation algorithms, subexponential algorithms, and proof complexity. Examples of topics of particular interest are the use of linear and semidefinite programming to solve hard combinatorial problems, or of proof complexity to prove that the problems are beyond the reach of such methods. [b][b]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 5-7 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.[b][b]These postdoc positions are full-time employed positions for one year with a possible one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable.[b][b]The application deadline is January 15, 2017. See http://apc.csc.kth.se/D-2016-0871-Eng.php for the full announcement with more information and instructions for how to apply. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to apc at csc.kth.se .
PhD position in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
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). We are even more interested in exploring new techniques that hold out the theoretical possibility of exponential improvements over CDCL, but seem hard to implement efficiently in practice, e.g., algebraic methods such as Groebner bases or geometric methods such as pseudo-Boolean solving (basically 0/1 integer linear programming).
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 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable. The position is fully funded and comes with a competitive salary.For more information, see www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2016-0833-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jakobn at kth.se.
Postdoc position in Artificial Intelligence on Designing Responsible Agency, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 1 January 2017
We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position in the REINS project. With the project well underway, our aim is now to focus more on concrete architectures and systems for responsible decision making and responsibility checking (which are different, but closely connected). We are looking for a researcher with a background in artificial intelligence, knowledge representation and/or decision making that is enthusiastic about the idea of applying these theories to the problem of making intelligent systems behave responsibly. Areas of interest to the REINS project that are relevant for this position are: prioritized rule based reasoning mechanisms, agent programming languages, non- monotonic logics and argumentation, symbolic and neural-symbolic learning and reasoning.
PhD and Postdoc Position in Normative and Value-based Reasoning, TU DelftDeadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
Applications are invited for one PhD and one postdoc position (PhD: 4 years, postdoc: 2 years), attached to the NWO Vidi grant of Birna van Riemsdijk. The project, Computational Reasoning for Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners (CoreSAEP). has the overall aim to develop a reasoning framework that combines logic and quantitative techniques for Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners that adapt their behavior to norms and values of people.For more information, see ii.tudelft.nl/~birna/projects/CoreSAEP.html.
Postdoc positions in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
The TCS Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a postdoc position in computer science focused on SAT solving.
The postdoctoral researcher 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). We are even more interested in exploring new techniques that hold out the theoretical possibility of exponential improvements over CDCL, but seem hard to implement efficiently in practice, e.g., algebraic methods such as Groebner bases or geometric methods such as pseudo-Boolean solving.
This postdoc position is a full-time employed position for one year with a possible one-year extension. The expected starting date is in August-September 2017, although this is to some extent negotiable.For more information, see www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2016-0872-Eng.php or contact Jakob Nordstrom at jakobn at kth.se.
Lectureships and Senior Lectureships in Artificil Intelligence, London (England)Deadline: Monday 16 January 2017
The Department of Computing at Imperial College London invites applications for full-time faculty members at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (comparable to American tenure-track Assistant Professorships) who can contribute to research and teaching, in particular in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This includes (but is not limited to): autonomous systems; knowledge representation and reasoning; planning; machine learning for speech, audio and text; optimization and data mining.
Notwithstanding the above focus, exceptional candidates from any area of Computer Science are also encouraged to apply.For more information, see www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/job-vacancies.
PhD student position in parameterised complexity, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Wednesday 1 February 2017
Dr. ir. Johan Kwisthout is currently hiring a PhD candidate on the NWO TOP project "Parameterized complexity of approximate Bayesian inferences" and welcomes candidates with a MSc degree in CS/math/AI or related field, strong formal and analytical skills, and fascination for both the foundations of (tractable) computations as well as how they might be realized in the brain. Students with a background in parameterized complexity and/or Bayesian networks are particularly invited to apply.
Postdoctoral position in logic, Barcelona (Spain)Deadline: Sunday 8 January 2017
The Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics (BGSMath) opens a call for two postdoctoral positions in the areas:
1. Algebra, Combinatorics, Geometry and/or Logic.
2. Analysis, Dynamical Systems, and/or Probability Theory.
Succesful applicants will join the BGSMath research group of their choice in one of the five BGSMath institutions in Barcelona: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalaunya, Universitat Pompeu Fabra or Centre de Recerca Matemàtica.
In brief: Two year contracts, anual gross salary of E26.250, plus E2000 mobility (to be provided by the research group). Requirements: To hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of application and at least two years of doctoral or postdoctoral experience outside of Catalonia. Deadline: January 8thFor more information, see bgsmath.cat/bgsmath-postdoctoral-call-2017-2019.
PhD student position in specification and verification of data-aware systems, Evry (France)Deadline: Monday 9 January 2017
A PhD position is available within the JCJC project SVeDaS - Specification and Verification of Data-aware Systems, funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). The PhD position is a fixed-term contract over 3 years, the time normally allocated to a PhD in France. The PhD student will be part of the Laboratoire IBISC (Informatique, Biologie Integrative et Systemes Complexes) of the Universite de Saclay.
The JCJC project SVeDaS, led by Dr Francesco Belardinelli, is designed to advance the state-of-the-art in the modelling, analysis and deployment of data-aware systems by using a novel, compositional, agent-based approach to their specification and verification. The PhD candidate is required to have a very strong background in computer science, logics and formal methods, and must be capable of programming in the most popular programming languages, including C, C++, Java.For more information, see here or at www.ibisc.univ-evry.fr/~belardinelli/Projects.html or contact Dr Francesco Belardinelli at belardinelli at ibisc.fr.
PhD positions in Computer Science, Liverpool (England)Deadline: Friday 2 December 2016
PhD Positions at the University of Liverpool
The Department of Computer Science of the University of Liverpool offers a number of PhD positions in the research fields pursued in the department. We have four fully-funded positions available for home and EU students in EEECS for starting in 2017.
Our research is centred around the following themes:
agent logics algorithmic game theory algorithms and data structures approximation algorithms argumentation and dialogue auctions and mechanism design automata and game theory automated reasoning autonomous agents bioinformatics, computational biology and medicine coalition games computational complexity and computability theory computational economics control theory data mining database theory deep learning distributed and parallel computing equilibrium computation graph algorithms judgement aggregation machine learning Markov chains and decision processes multi agent systems natural language processing network and congestion games network communication ontologies randomised algorithms and data structures reinforcement learning robotics scheduling and energy optimisation synthesis stochastic games temporal logics voting theory
To learn more about our exciting research environment, staff, and students, we encourage you to study the pages of our research groups on Algorithms and Optimisation https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/optimisation/, Argumentation https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/argumentation/, Automata, Computability and Complexity Theory https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/complexity/, Data Mining and Machine Learning https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/dmml/, Economics and Computation https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/ecco/, Knowledge Representation https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/kr/, Networks and Distributed Computing https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/networks/, Robotics and Autonomous Systems https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/robotics/, and Verification https://intranet.csc.liv.ac.uk/research/verification/, and to contact prospective supervisors to discuss a research topic before you apply.
You can apply through http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/.
The deadline for this application round is Friday, December 2nd. While applications will be possible until all positions are filled, your chances will be increased by applying before this deadline.
Applications must be received before 2 December, 2016
Two PhD student positions and three postdoctoral positions in computational approaches to reference with memory-enhanced neural networks, Barcelona (Spain)Deadline: Thursday 15 December 2016
Applications are welcome for 2 PhD student and 3 post-doc positions on computational approaches to reference with memory-enhanced neural networks. The positions are for at most 4 years, and will be funded by a 5-year European Research Council Starting Grant awarded to the project AMORE: A distributional MOdel of Reference to Entities.
We seek outstanding researchers with a genuine interest in how human language, communication, and cognition work, with any of the following backgrounds: Machine learning, Computer Vision, or Computational semantics. Advanced programming and mathematical skills are required for 2 of the 3 post-doc positions, at least basic skills for the other one. Experience and interest in dataset construction, especially via crowdsourcing, is a plus. For PhD positions, experience on specific project topics is not required. All researchers are expected to have excellent analysis and abstraction skills, and an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment.
PhD positions start October 2017; earlier starting date possible, as a research assistant. Post-doc positions available starting February 1st 2017, and open until filled.For more information, see gboleda.utcompling.com/research-1/projects/amore/jobs-amore or contact Gemma Boleda at gemma.boleda at upf.edu.
College Lectureship and Fellowship in Mathematics (6y), Cambridge (England)Deadline: Monday 21 November 2016
Murray Edwards College invites applications for a fixed-term (six years) College Lectureship in Mathematics from 1 September 2017. The person appointed will be elected to an Official Fellowship for this period. This post will be held in association with a Senior Research Associate post in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The post is for six years in the first instance due to available funding, but there may be the possibility for renewal.
The post holder will be expected to supervise for six hours a week for the 20 teaching weeks of the academic year. In addition, they will direct studies for students taking Mathematics in Murray Edwards College, for which there is separate remuneration. Within the Department, the post holder will give one complete lecture course per year and will also be involved in examining. They will also be expected to continue their own research.
Assistant / Associate Professorship in Algorithmics, Delft (The Netherlands)Deadline: Thursday 1 December 2016
Delft University of Technology is recruiting an Assistant or Associate Professor of Algorithmics. The research group's focus is on algorithms for automated planning, their applications and algorithms for intelligent agents in general.For more information, see www.academictransfer.com/36701.
Ertegun Graduate Scholarship in the Humanities, Oxford (England)Deadline: Friday 6 January 2017
The Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme funds full-time graduate degrees in various subjects in the Humanities. Established in 2012, the programme is supported by the generosity of Mica Ertegun.
The scholarship will cover 100% of University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296). Awards are made for the full duration of your fee liability for the agreed course. Ertegun Scholars also benefit from exclusive use of Ertegun House; a fully modernized, non-residential building, built in 1808, located at the heart of Oxford's academic community, that provides an environment for study and camaraderie that is unique at Oxford and unparalleled in the world.
Tenure Track Assistant Professorship at New Mexico State UniversityDeadline: Thursday 15 December 2016
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at New Mexico State University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2017. The position will support current research and teaching needs in the department in one of the following areas: Algebra, Foundations, or Discrete Mathematics.
The details of the position are at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9623 and any questions can be directed to John Harding jharding at nmsu.edu or Guram Bezhanishvili gbezhani at nmsu.edu.
Assistant/Associate Professor in Philosophy (in particular logic), Astana (Kazakhstan)Location: Astana, KazakhstanDeadline: Sunday 27 November 2016
The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for a faculty position (Assistant or Associate Professor) in Philosophy. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to teaching classes, curriculum and program development, and research. The position is available from August 2017. Contracts are for a period of three year and are renewable upon positive review.
We are looking for someone who specializes in one of the following areas: Philosophy of Science (incl. philosophy of a special science), Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind. Applicants should have competence in General Philosophy of Science. An ability to teach introductory and intermediate logic, philosophy of physics, philosophy of economics, or philosophy of biomedical science would be an advantage. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. All classes are taught in English.
Assistant Professorship in Logic and Philosophy of Language (3y), Munich (Germany)Deadline: Thursday 1 December 2016
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich is seeking applications for one Assistant Professorship position in Logic and Philosophy of Language at the Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Language (Professor Hannes Leitgeb) and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion. The position, which is to start on April 1st 2017, is for three years with the possibility of extension.
The appointee will be expected (i) to do philosophical research, especially in logic and philosophy of language, (ii) to teach five hours a week in areas relevant to the chair, and (iii) to participate in the administrative work of the MCMP.For more information, see www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/assist_prof_2016_2 or contact office.leitgeb at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
Two research fellowships in mathematical logic and theoretical computer science, Singapore (Singapore)Deadline: Sunday 15 January 2017
Two Research Fellow Positions in Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science in Singapore
The researchers Frank Stephan, Yang Yue and Sanjay Jain want to hire on their grant "Effective representations of algebraic structures" two research fellows in the areas of Mathematical Logic and Theoretical Computer Science. The expected starting date is 1 April 2017. The duration of the job is approximately 2.5 years and can not run longer than the duration of the grant (which terminates 31 January 2020).
Job Description: Mathematical research in the areas of recursion theory, inductive inference, model theory and effective algebra; the applicant is expected do research and write papers inline with the research programme approved by the MOE for these positions. The applicant should also be able to present the results found at scientific conferences. Prior publications and a PhD in mathematical logic or theoretical computer science are expected.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Formal Verification of Safety Critical Software (Radboud University, The Netherlands)Deadline: Wednesday 30 November 2016
As a postdoctoral researcher you will work on the project SOVEREIGN: A Framework for Modular Formal Verification of Safety Critical Software. The goal of this project is to develop a platform for the verification of safety critical software that would allow for the verification process to be scalable, compositional, incremental and effective.
Candidate is expected to have a PhD (or be near completion) in Computer Science or a closely related field with a strong background in one or more of the following: semantics of computation, programming languages, theorem proving, verification and model checking.
Assistant professorship in phiosophy of mind, Schenectady MY (U.S.A.)Deadline: Thursday 15 December 2016
The Department of Philosophy at Union College has a Job Opening for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning September 2017. Areas of expertise: Either Asian Philosophy and Religion or Philosophy of Mind.
The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in philosophy, but advanced ABDs in philosophy will be considered. Advanced appointments may be considered for suitable candidates.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach in her/his area of expertise and of teaching competence at all undergraduate levels, from introductory to advanced. Teaching competence must include logic. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses cross-listed with either courses in the Asian Studies or the Neuroscience Programs. Teaching load is 2 courses per term; Union College's academic year consists of three 10-week trimesters. Review of applications will begin on December 15.
David MacKay Newton stipendiary research fellowship in mathematics and information theory, Cambridge (England)Deadline: Monday 21 November 2016
In memory of Professor Sir David MacKay FRS (1967-2016), Darwin College, Cambridge is seeking to elect a stipendiary Research Fellow. The Fellowship is available for research in any area drawing on mathematics and information theory, particularly those including applications in sustainability, policy or technology that follow on from David MacKay's work. The Fellowship is intended for an outstanding researcher who is completing, or who has recently completed, their PhD Degree. No candidate should have completed in total more than seven years of research since the start of their doctorate by 1 October 2017. The closing date for applications is 21 November 2016.For more information, see www.dar.cam.ac.uk/content/david-mackay-newton-research-fellowship or contact jb323 at cam.ac.uk.
Assistant professor in Digital Humanities and Media Studies, University of AmsterdamDeadline: Friday 11 November 2016
The candidate will bring to the position a relevant and innovative research agenda in the area of Digital Humanities and will be able to teach within the programs of Media Studies. The candidate will be especially interested in the critical study, development and application of digital research methods, techniques and tools. In the study of information and media (broadly understood as books, artworks, audio-visual media and digital media), digital research materials are evolving in spectacular fashion, leading to new research affordances that require a critical approach to media as information, as well as to how digital media structure the reuse and interpretation of born-digital and historical data.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/16-483-assistant-professor-in-digital-humanities-and-media-studies.html or contact Prof. Richard Rogers at r.a.rogers at uva.nl.
Junior Research Fellowship in the Arts (3y), Cambridge (England)Deadline: Monday 5 December 2016
Clare College invites applications for one of two stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships. The Fellowships in Arts will be tenable for three years from 1 October 2017. The Fellowships are intended for researchers in any Arts discipline who are in the early stages of their careers. It is expected that the candidates will be either graduate students, in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD within the last year.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will carry out full-time research for 37.5 hours per week. Research Fellows may be invited to undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during term. They will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards except by permission of the College Council.
The competition closes at 13:00 GMT on Monday 5 December 2016.
Postdoctoral position in mathematics and its applications, Lisbon (Portugal)Deadline: Monday 14 November 2016
The Centre for Mathematics and Applications (CMA) -- Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal -- invites applications for one post-doctoral position in all its research areas, including "Algebra and Logic", "Analysis", "Operations Research" and "Statistics and Risk Management".
Deadline: November 14th. Expected starting date: January 1st 2017 (negotiable). Applicants are advised to start by looking for a scientific contact point among CMA's members, who will help the preparation of a joint scientific plan.For more information, see www.cma.fct.unl.pt/noticias/2016/10/one-post-doctoral-fellowship-mathematics-cma or contact Administrative Office at vs.martins at fct.unl.pt.
Postdoctoral position in verification of linear dynamical systems, Oxford (England)Deadline: Thursday 10 November 2016
A vacancy has arisen for a full-time researcher on the topic of Verification of Linear Dynamical Systems, led by Professor James Worrell at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. This is a fixed-term position for 2 years, starting Jan 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The overall aim of the project is to solve fundamental computational problems in the verification of discrete and continuous linear dynamical systems, including Markov chains, probabilistic automata, linear recurrence sequences, linear while loops, and linear differential equations. The project aims to build on recent progress in the area, developing decision procedures to solve reachability, termination, and synthesis problems. The methodology will combine a range of computational techniques, including quantifier elimination and lattice reduction, as well as results from number theory (particularly Diophantine approximation).For more information, see www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/1195-full.html.
Postdoc Theoretical Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit GroningenDeadline: Wednesday 30 November 2016
Applications are invited for a postdoc position Theoretical Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, Groningen, the Netherlands.
Application deadline: 30 November 2016For more information, see www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview or contact Prof. Jan Willem Romeijn at j.w.romeijn at rug.nl.
Junior Research Fellowships in Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge (England)Deadline: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Research Fellowships, University of Cambridge, Magdalene College
Salary: £21,377 p.a. Closes: 8th November 2016
The Governing Body of Magdalene College expects to elect two stipendiary (Junior) Research Fellows with tenure for three years from 1 October 2017. (The Nevile Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of Trinity College, Cambridge, will be in the Sciences; the Lumley Fellowship, endowed through the generosity of H R L Lumley, will be in the Humanities). Applications are invited from graduates, from any university. Candidates should normally have completed two or three years of research and may have written a PhD dissertation. The current gross stipend (2016-17) for a Research Fellow is £21,377 p.a. (subject to annual cost of living award). A reduced scale of stipend will apply to Research Fellows who are full-time students.
The deadline for applications is noon GMT on Tuesday 8 November 2016.
For additional information and further details on how to apply please visit the Magdalene College website at http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk
Magdalene College is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Magdalene College is a Registered Charity - Number 1137542
Applications must be received before 8 November, 2016For more information, see www.magd.cam.ac.uk.
Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellowship (tenure-track fellowships), Glasgow (Scotland)Deadline: Sunday 13 November 2016
The Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellowship Scheme will appoint up to 20 new, early career, academic staff members in areas of strategic priority. The scheme will help us to achieve our vision of becoming a leading international technological university. Fellowships will be for a period of 5 years - normally at Lecturer level - with the expectation that you'll have met the criteria for promotion to Senior Lecturer (or above) during the 5 year period. The closing date for applications is 13 November 2016.For more information, see www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/fellowship.
Postdoctoral position on "Ideological bias and ideological diversity in philosophy of science", Leuven (Belgium)Deadline: Friday 6 January 2017
The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven (Belgium) invites applications for one full-time postdoctoral position as part of a research project on "Ideological Bias and Ideological Diversity in Philosophy of Science" which is funded by a KU Leuven C1 grant (PI: Andreas De Block, co-supervisor: Lorenz Demey).
DURATION: 24 months (with an assessment after the first year) Starting date: ASAPFor more information, see hiw.kuleuven.be/ned/nieuws/nieuwsoverzicht/vacature-postdoc-claw or contact Andreas De Block at andreas.deblock at kuleuven.be.
Research and teaching assistant position (PhD or Postdoc level) in Formal Methods and Theoretical Computer Science, University Koblenz-Landau (Germany)Deadline: Friday 21 October 2016
The department for Computer Science of the University Koblenz-Landau (Campus Koblenz) invites applications for the position of a research and teaching assistant (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Mitarbeiterin, 1,0 EGr. 13 TV-L) at PhD or Postdoc level, in the research group ``Formal methods and theoretical computer science''(Prof. Dr. Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans).
The position is available for 3 years; the teaching obligations are of 8h/week during the semesters. In addition to the teaching obligations there is the possibility of pursuing a PhD.
Applicants should have a MSc degree (or comparable University degree) in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline.
Code number of position: 118/2016. Application letters (including a CV) must be sent by e-mail as a single .pdf file with specific reference to the position (118/2016) to Prof. Dr. Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans (E-Mail: sofronie at uni-koblenz.de). To receive full consideration, applications should be received by October 21, 2016. Applications sent after this date will also be considered until the position is filled.For more information, see www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/de/uni/organisation/stellen/stellenarchiv/archiv-ordner/118-2016 or contact Prof. Dr. Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans at sofronie at uni-koblenz.de.
Postdoctoral position on dependently typed lambda encodings, Iowa City IA (U.S.A.)Deadline: Wednesday 4 January 2017
Professor Aaron Stump (Iowa) is looking for a postdoc to work with him on dependently typed lambda encodings in the new interactive theorem prover Cedille, written in Agda.He also expresses interest in supporting visiting doctoral students. This could be especially interesting for students from outside the US.
Assistant Professorship in Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London (England)Deadline: Monday 7 November 2016
The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Philosophy, to start September 2017. Area of research specialisation is open, but should be continuous with the current research strengths of the Department. Willingness and ability to contribute to the teaching of a wide range of courses on the Department's degree programmes is essential. Applications must be received before 7 November, 2016For more information, see www.lse.ac.uk/philosophy/blog/2016/09/14/open-assistant-professorship or contact philosophy-dept at lse.ac.uk.
Postdoctoral fellowship on formal concepts, Oslo (Norway)Deadline: Saturday 15 October 2016
A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is available at ConceptLab at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo (UiO). The department is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow whose research will contribute to the research theme 'Formal concepts' and who will contribute to the research environment of ConceptLab in general.For more information, see uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1696835/62040.
Open position for Grote Chair of Philosophy of Mind and Logic, Londen (England)Deadline: Friday 28 October 2016
*University College London (UCL)* is seeking to fill the 'Grote Chair of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic'. The Grote Professor will be expected to make a sustained and outstanding contribution to the Department's research output, and to contribute to the department's teaching and administration.
Applicants should have an outstanding international research reputation in the philosophy of mind and/or logic, broadly construed. The deadline for applications is 28 Oct 2016.For more information, see goo.gl/Vg8jl8.
Three postdoctoral positions on formal epistemology, Prague (Czech Republic)Deadline: Saturday 15 October 2016
The Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague is seeking to appoint 3 positions for postdoctoral or early career researchers in philosophy. The positions will be associated with Professor Ladislav Kvasz?s research project 'Formal epistemology - the next synthesis' The project is scheduled for 6 years, which is also the maximum duration of the appointments.
The positions are differentiated according to three subject areas:
1) the historical and philosophical study of the formalization of logic
2) the study of the contemporary attempts at developing a formal epistemology
3) the study of the epistemology actually employed in physical research.
The starting date for the appointments is January 1, 2017. The positions are offered for two years, with a possible extension of up to six years on the basis of research performance and with respect to the priorities of the project. Please submit your application by e-mail by October 15, 2016.For more information, see www.flu.cas.cz/cz/3-positions-for-postdoctoral-researchers or contact Prof. Ladislav Kvasz at kvasz at flu.cas.cz.
Westerdijk fellowship for young female researchers in computing science, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Friday 14 October 2016
The Westerdijk fellowship is a very prestigious position for young female researchers offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Department Information and Computing Sciences at Utrecht University. Beside the standard employment conditions, the Westerdijk fellowship offers the following benefits:
- A (fully financed) PhD position;
- Technical and/or secretarial support;
- Additional budget of ? 50,000 for personal development, facilities and travel.
The department is looking for an outstanding candidate with complementary yet connectable research interests to those of the current departmental research staff.For more information, see www.academictransfer.com/employer/UU/vacancy/35436/lang/en.
Two postdoctoral fellowships in philosophy of reasoning / physics, decision theory, epistemology, Munich (Germany)Deadline: Sunday 30 October 2016
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 1-year postdoctoral fellowships starting sometime between April 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017. (A later starting date is not possible.) We are especially interested in candidates who work on one or more of the following topics: philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, Bayesian epistemology, Bayesian philosophy of science, philosophy of physics (esp. the foundations of quantum statistical mechanics), and collective decision theory. The successful candidates are expected to submit a research proposal (e.g. for the DFG) with the MCMP as the host institution within four months after starting the fellowship. Some teaching is possible, but not required.
The position is open for candidates with a PhD in economics, philosophy, psychology or physics. Candidates who have not finished their PhD at the time of the application deadline have to provide evidence that they have their PhD at the time the fellowship starts.For more information, see www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/news/post_doc_20160926/index.html or contact Prof. Stephan Hartmann at s.hartmann at lmu.de.
Postdoctoral position in information assurance, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)Deadline: Thursday 20 October 2016
The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding researchers at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). One of the open positions is for a Research Associate (postdoc) in Information Assurance (Ref: R-STR-5004-00-B).
The research will be conducted within the VoteVerif project (Verification of Voter-Verifiable Voting Protocols), in collaboration with Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. The project aims to develop novel concepts, methodologies, and tools for specification, analysis, and assessment of information security properties. The focus is on voting procedures and protocols, and in particular on their essential features like confidentiality, coercion-resistance, and voter-verifiability. The researcher will be working under the supervision of Prof P Y A Ryan, head of the APSIA (Applied Security and Information Assurance) research group.
PhD position in Knowledge Representation, VU Amsterdam (The Netherlands)Deadline: Thursday 20 October 2016
Applications are invited for a PhD position with the Knowledge Representation Group in the area of logics for (VERY) large knowledge bases at the VU in Amsterdam.
PhD position on 'Probabilistic Decision Support for Forensic Investigations' at Utrecht UniversityDeadline: Saturday 1 October 2016
The Department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University is looking for an enthusiastic PhD candidate for our PROBAS project (Probabilistic decision-making Based on Arguments and Scenarios). In this project, fundamental research on language, logic and algorithms is combined with research into knowledge elicitation and decision-support in the context of large forensic investigations.
The aim of this interdisciplinary project is to determine how logical arguments and scenarios are used in actual decision-making, how they can be used to construct and compare Bayesian networks, and how subsequently mathematical and computational techniques can be used to refine and choose between alternative networks.
20 September 2016, PhD position Linguistics/Philosophy (Groningen)Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016Location: Groningen
We offer a fully funded PhD position in the NWO-funded project "The Language of Fiction and Imagination" led by Dr. Emar Maier (Groningen). The aim of this project is to develop a formally explicit account of the interpretation of fiction as "imagination updates", exploiting existing frameworks in semantics (e.g. Discourse Representation Theory, Mental Spaces), and philosophy (e.g. Mental Files, pretense theories of fiction). The position advertised is for a subproject centered on the linguistic questions raised by the project: How does a reader even know that a given text is fiction? Are there linguistic clues an author can leave to mark a text is to be interpreted as an imagination update? The goal is to give a formal semantic analysis of putatie fiction markers (e.g. free indirect discourse), building on the semantic machinery developed in the other subprojects, and engaging with existing work in both formal/cognitive linguistics and literary studies/narratology.
You may apply for this position until Tuesday 20 September (23:59 local Dutch time) by means of the application form at the RuG vacancies website.
The preferred starting date is 1 January 2017, or earlier. You may apply for this position until Tuesday 20 September (23:59 local Dutch time) by means of the application form. For submission details and required documents, see the full advertisement at the RuG vacancies website at http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/ or the project website at https://sites.google.com/site/emarmaier/vidi, or contact Dr Emar Maier at e.maier at rug.nl.
Postdoctoral position (research assistantship) in "The Evolution of Linguistic Complexity", Edinburgh (Scotland)Deadline: Thursday 13 October 2016
The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a 1.0 FTE Research Assistant for a fixed-term period of 24 months. The position is to support a research project entitled "The Evolution of Linguistic Complexity" which is funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Kenny Smith.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing computational models of language learning, language use, and iterated learning. This position requires someone with a PhD in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science or related disciplines, programming skills necessary for developing computational models of language learning and language use, up-to-date knowledge of the current literature on modelling human cognition. The post will be based in the Centre for Language Evolution.
Applications must be received before 13 October, 2016For more information, see www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form or contact Dr Kenny Smith at kenny.smith at ed.ac.uk.
Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Fundamental Mathematics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)Deadline: Sunday 16 October 2016
Utrecht University has a Tenure-track opening for an Assistant professor of Mathematics in the Division of Fundamental Mathematics (0,8 -- 1,0 FTE)
We are searching for candidates whose expertise is in algebraic topology, differential topology, or (higher) category theory; or in related areas in algebra, algebraic geometry, or mathematical logic.
The appointment is at the level of assistant professor, initially for a period of 5 years. The position is partially funded by the Spinoza grant of Prof dr I. Moerdijk. In case of positive evaluations, the position becomes permanent after 5 years. In exceptional cases, the higher rank of associate professor is negotiable. Funds have been reserved so the candidate can appoint one PhD student.
Application deadline is 16 October 2016.For more information, see www.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm or contact Carin van de Weerd at c.vandeweerd-nijboer at uu.nl.
Simons-Berkeley Research Fellowships at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, Berkeley CA (U.S.A.)Deadline: Thursday 15 December 2016
The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley invites applications for Research Fellowships for academic year 2017-18. These Fellowships are an opportunity for outstanding junior scientists (at most 6 years from PhD by Fall 2017) to spend one or both semesters at the Institute in connection with one or more of its programs.
Applicants who already hold junior faculty or postdoctoral positions are welcome to apply. In particular, applicants who hold, or expect to hold, postdoctoral appointments at other institutions are encouraged to apply to spend one semester as a Simons-Berkeley Fellow subject to the approval of the postdoctoral institution.
The programs for 2017-18 are as follows:
- Bridging Continuous and Discrete Optimization (Fall 2017)
- Real-Time Decision Making (Spring 2018)
- The Brain and Computation (Spring 2018)For more information, see simons.berkeley.edu/fellows2017.
Postdoctoral position in proof theory, Vienna (Austria)Deadline: Friday 21 October 2016
A position as post-doctoral researcher is available in the group for Computational Logic at the Faculty of Mathematics of the Vienna University of Technology. This position is part of a research project on the proof theory of induction. The aim of this project is to further deepen our understanding of the structure of proofs by induction and to develop new algorithms for the automation of inductive theorem proving. Techniques of relevance include cut-elimination, witness extraction, Herbrand's theorem.
The position is initially for 1 year - an extension is possible in case of mutual interest. The starting date is negotiable, but should be within 6 months of the application deadline. The application deadline is October 21, 2016.
Postdoctoral position (3 months) in proof complexity, Leeds (England)Deadline: Wednesday 14 December 2016
A postdoc position in proof complexity is available in Leeds for 3 months starting October. Given the short duration it is rather like a visiting position, but with full salary and travel money.
If you are interested to work with Dr. Olaf Beyersdorff. in Leeds during that time, please get in touch.For more information, see www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/people/computing/staff/o.beyersdorff or contact Dr Olaf Beyersdorff at O.Beyersdorff at leeds.ac.uk.
PhD student positions in mathematics (including logic), Helsinki (Finland)Deadline: Wednesday 14 December 2016
The University of Helsinki doctoral programme in mathematics and statistics (Domast) invites applications for doctoral candidate positions for a 1-4 year period starting from 1.1.2017. The duration of the employment contract depends on the phase of the appointee´s thesis. Half of the positions are primarily aimed at beginning graduate students.
The Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics offers PhD thesis topics and high-quality supervision in several areas of mathematics. These areas include analysis, inverse problems, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematical logic and statistics.For more information, see blogs.helsinki.fi/domast-dp/call-for-applications-2016.
PhD student position in information assurance, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)Deadline: Friday 7 October 2016
The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire outstanding researchers at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). One of the open positions is for a PhD Candidate in Information Assurance (Ref: R-STR-5014-00-B).
The research will be conducted within the VoteVerif project (Verification of Voter-Verifiable Voting Protocols), in collaboration with Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. The project aims to develop novel concepts, methodologies, and tools for specification, analysis, and assessment of information security properties. The focus is on voting procedures and protocols, and in particular on their essential features like confidentiality, coercion-resistance, and voter-verifiability. The researcher will be working under the supervision of Prof P Y A Ryan, head of the APSIA (Applied Security and Information Assurance) research group.
Lecturer position in Algorithms and Complexity, Leeds (England)Deadline: Sunday 18 September 2016
The School of Computing is a partner in the new Joint School of Engineering between the University of Leeds (UoL) and Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), based in the SWJTU campus in the city of Chengdu in China. To support this exciting new initiative we are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate with a track record of excellence in research and teaching, and enthusiasm to help to deliver the Computer Science programme with the joint school. Algorithms and Complexity (including computational logic) is one of the highlighted areas.For more information, see www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOL301/lecturer-in-computer-science or contact Dr Olaf Beyersdorff at O.Beyersdorff at leeds.ac.uk.
Stipendiary Lectureship in Philosophy, Oxford (England)Deadline: Thursday 8 September 2016
Hertford College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy. The part-time lectureship is for a fixed term from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017 and is non-renewable. It can be held in conjunction with another similar appointment to the extent that this is compatible with the responsibilities of the lecturership.
The tutorial teaching load will be an average of six hours per week (mainly in pairs and small classes) during term. In addition, the appointee will be expected to play a significant role in administration and student support (including pastoral care) in respect of degree programmes involving Philosophy at Hertford College, and is expected to be available to assist throughout the 2016 Admissions round. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching Ethics, both to first-years taking the Moral Philosophy course based on Mill?s Utilitarianism and to upper-year students taking the Ethics paper (usually as part of the PPE core). Ability to teach other first-year courses and some popular upper-year papers would also be desirable. S/he will be under the direction of Professor Peter Millican, Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy.
Job Ref: AC21814J. Applications must be received by 5.00pm on Thursday 8 September 2016.For more information, see www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOH057/stipendiary-lecturership-in-philosophy or contact college.office at hertford.ox.ac.uk.
Research Fellowship in Historical and Philosophical Studies, Cambridge (England)Deadline: Monday 3 October 2016
Applications are invited for Research Fellowships in Historical & Philosophical Studies and related fields intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers. The Fellowships offer an opportunity to carry out independent research in a stimulating and supportive academic environment. Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom.
All candidates should note that these Research Fellowships are extremely competitive and typically less than one candidate in 100 is successful. Successful candidates are expected to be either graduate students, probably in the latter stages of their research leading to a PhD Degree, or post-doctoral researchers who have been awarded their PhD Degree after 1 October 2015. Candidates who do not fulfil these criteria are unlikely to be considered.
Applications must be submitted online and received by 17.00 BST on Monday 3 October 2016.For more information, see www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOH225/research-fellowships-in-historical-and-philosophical-studies.
Postdoctoral research fellowship (5y; philosophy included among the eligible subjects), Oxford (England)Deadline: Friday 9 September 2016
All Souls College invites applications for up to five Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in the following subjects: Life Sciences; Theoretical Physical Sciences (broadly defined); Classical Studies; Modern Languages; Literature in English; and Philosophy. Those elected will be expected to take up their Fellowships on 1 October 2017 or such other date as may be agreed in advance with the College. The Fellowship are for five years, fixed-term, and non-renewable.
The Fellowships are intended to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to establish a record of independent research. But, while the primary duty of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is the completion of a significant body of independent research for publication, they are also encouraged to undertake appropriate teaching and supervision of research in the University, develop their curriculum vitae, and improve their prospects of obtaining a permanent academic position by the end of the Fellowship.
Closing dates and times for Applications: 4 pm (UK time), Friday, 9 September 2016.For more information, see www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOI588/five-year-post-doctoral-research-fellowships.
Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship (philosophy included as eligible subject), Cambridge (England)Deadline: Thursday 27 October 2016
The College invites applications for a stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship open to those whose research is principally in one or more of the following subjects areas: Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic; Anthropology; Archaeology; Classics; Economics; English; Geography; Law; Philosophy. The Fellowship is tenable for four years, normally from not later than 1st October 2017, and is not renewable. Open to candidates who hold a first degree or a higher degree or who are studying for a higher degree. Candidates are advised that a Junior Research Fellowship is intended for a researcher early in their career. A successful applicant is expected to be either a graduate student, probably in the latter stages of research leading to a PhD Degree (or equivalent), or a post-doctoral research who has completed their PhD Degree after 1st January 2016.
Applications and referees' reports must be submitted through the College web site and received by 12:00noon on Thursday 27th October 2016.For more information, see www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AOI904/stipendiary-junior-research-fellowship.
Associate Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy, Oslo (Norway)Deadline: Wednesday 21 September 2016
The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas seeks to appoint an Associate Professor in Philosophy specializing in any area within theoretical philosophy. Preference may be given to applicants working in the areas associated with the Department's Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) and the Department's new 'Toppforsk' project on Conceptual Engineering.
The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department.
The application deadline is September 21.
PhD student position in "The Language of Fiction and Imagination" (linguistics/philosophy), Groningen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Tuesday 20 September 2016
The Faculties of Arts and of Philosophy at the University of Groningen are looking for a PhD student in the NWO-funded research project "The Language of Fiction and Imagination" led by Dr. Emar Maier. The project will build a bridge between cognitive and formal semantics, exploiting existing semantic frameworks (e.g. Discourse Representation Theory, Mental Spaces), and philosophy (e.g. Mental Files, pretense theories of fiction), in order to arrive at a formally explicit account of the interpretation of fiction.
Our ideal candidate has
- a strong background in formal semantics (through training in theoretical linguistics, logic, and/or philosophy of language), and a clear interest in (linguistic aspects of) literature/narratology;
- excellent English and academic writing/presentation skills;
- an MA or MSc degree in a field relevant to the project (e.g. linguistics, philosophy, literary studies, A.I.);
You may apply for this position until Tuesday 20 September (23:59 local Dutch time) by means of the application form.For more information, see www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview or contact Dr Emar Maier at e.maier at rug.nl.
Two PhD student positions in theoretical philosophy, Groningen (The Netherlands)Deadline: Wednesday 14 September 2016
The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen offers a PhD position in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy. Applications are invited from high quality prospective PhD students in the areas of philosophy of science, epistemology or formal epistemology. Candidates should have a master's degree in Philosophy with an excellent academic record. They should have a very good command of English and strong academic writing skills.
The preferred starting date is 1 November 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter. You can apply for this position until 14 September 2016 (Dutch local time).For more information, see www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview.
PhD or postdoctoral position in 'Automaticity in Thought and Action', Bochum (Germany)Deadline: Saturday 24 September 2016
At the Institute of Philosophy II of the Ruhr-University in Bochum a position for a PhD student (50 % TVL) or a postdoc position (100% TVL) is offered in the area of philosophy of mind and cognition in the research group of Prof. Albert Newen, in the collaborative project "Automaticity in Thought and Action and Its Significance for our Self-Understanding? Thematic Framework for the Position: Philosophy of Self-Deception, Self-Consciousness or Self-Understanding"
The position is available for a period of three years (with an assessment after the first year). Given the formal contract for the envisioned funding, the project will be situated in Bochum but developed in a close collaboration with philosophers from Duisburg-Essen and Dortmund. Furthermore, it is connected with the Anneliese-Meier-Award of the Humboldt-Foundation (held by Prof. Shaun Gallagher in cooperation with Prof. Newen in Bochum). Thus candidates should be interested in working out project in the area of the philosophy of mind and cognition within the thematic framework of the position determined by the research project. Applications must be received before 24 September, 2016
PhD student position in argument mining, Dundee (Scotland)
The Centre for Argument Technology, University of Dundee, invites applications for a PhD student to work in the interdisciplinary area lying between computational linguistics and argumentation. The studentship aims to explore techniques in computational linguistics, text mining and deep learning to exploit theories of argument structure and classical rhetoric in order to automatically identify human reasoning in unconstrained natural language texts. Because of the team's current research with IBM, the research conducted as a part of this PhD studentship will also be able to make use of Bluemix and Watson components.
The starting date for the 42-month PhD studentship is negotiable. More information is available from the advertistement on the research group web site at http://www.arg-tech.org/index.php/phd-studentship-available-in-argument-mining/, and applicants should apply by sending a CV and covering letter to Prof. Chris Reed. Closing date for applications is 31 August 2016.
PhD student position in supervision of autonomous software systems, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Modern software systems operate in increasingly dynamic settings and therefore need flexible and adaptive requirement models. In general, the requirements of software systems are in constant motion due to their continuously changing environments. The PhD project concerns the creation of an adaptive runtime supervision framework that continuously monitors the execution of software systems, evaluates their behavior against the current requirements, and intervenes by deciding which requirements should be added, ignored or weakened.
The two main pillars of the envisioned approach are that:
1. accurate requirement models can be obtained only at runtime and through learning;
2. requirement revision, including requirement approximation, is preferred over system adaptation.
The project will be conducted under the joint supervision of Dr. Fabiano Dalpiaz (Software Systems) and Dr. Mehdi Dastani (Intelligent Systems).
The application deadline is October 2, 2016. For more information, see http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs. Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr. Fabiano Dalpiaz: f.dalpiaz at uu.nl.
PhD student position in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
The Individual and Collective Reasoning Group (ICR) in the Computer Science and Communications research unit (CSC) at the University of Luxembourg is looking for a Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (M/F).
- 14 months fixed-term contract, extendable to 36 months in total, full-time (40h/week)
- Start date as soon as possible
- Student status
Postdoctoral position in temporal issues (14m), Milan (Italy)
The Centre for Philosophy of Time is looking for a researcher who has a research specialism in Temporal Issues with respect to at least one of the following areas: metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of science. Ideally we aim at making one hire with an area of research specialism in the Metaphysics of Time, and one hire with an area of research specialism in temporal aspects within Philosophy of Mind. PhD is strongly preferred.
The call will be out till Friday, September 2. The interview will take place in September. For more information, see http://www.centreforphilosophyoftime.it/news/.
Three PhD student positions and one postdoctoral position in history and philosophy of mathematics, Zuerich (Switzerland)
The positions are devoted to historical and/or philosophical analyses of the development and/or the practice of mathematics, or of mathematics' contemporary scientific, social or cultural roles. At least one position will be devoted to the study of medieval non European mathematics, especially Indian or Arabic. Projects that focus on commercial and practical mathematics, or consider cross cultural exchange are especially encouraged. Philosophical projects that consider mathematics as a practice, rather than as an abstract ideal, are encouraged. Projects that are framed strictly inside the analytic philosophical tradition are discouraged (but this reservation does not extend to projects that combine analytic and other approaches).
We are looking for candidates who hold Masterâ€™s or PhD degrees in related disciplines with a relevant research background. Starting Date is flexible during the academic year 2016-2017. The postdoctoral researcher will have its position reconsidered on a yearly basis, based on research performance and the chair's priorities for a maximum period of no more than 6 years.
Applications must be received before 31 August, 2016. For more information, see https://apply.refline.ch/845721/4747/pub/1/ or contact Prof. Dr. Roy Wagner, professor of history and philosophy of mathematical sciences, at roy.wagner at gess.ethz.ch.
PhD position on Learning Language through DialogueLocation: Tilburg UniversitySupervisor: Afra Alishahi and Raquel Fernández
The Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) invites applications for a PhD position for the project "Learning Language through Dialogue". The goal of the project is to study the influence of communicative interaction on language development, and to investigate how linguistic constructions are acquired through conversation. This will be pursued by applying a multi-disciplinary approach that combines analyzing child-adult interaction data and developing computational models that simulate the process of construction learning through interaction.
Application deadline: 30 August 2016. You can apply for this position here. For more information about the project and the vacant PhD position, contact the project supervisors Afra Alishahi from Tilburg University (a.alishahi at tilburguniversity.com) and Raquel Fernández from University of Amsterdam (raquel.fernandez at uva.nl).
Two Industrial PhD Student Positions in Formal Logic at the University of Barcelona
The University of Barcelona offers two PhD positions in collaboration with the Catalan industrial sector. As such, the industrial component of the PhD revolves around the development and verification of legal software in Coq. This work will be complemented with the formalization of parts of logic/mathematics. Since the group where this project will be embedded works on ordinal analysis via modal logic and reflection principles, we expect collaboration with the main group to arise, but we are open to alternative proposals.
Two PhD student positions in Science Studies and History of Science, Zuerich (Switzerland)
The Chair for Science Studies (Prof. Michael Hagner) at ETH Zurich invites applications for 2 PhD positions in Science Studies and History of Science:
1) History of the humanities, or the human and life sciences in the 20th century (history of the book and scientific publishing in the 19th or 20th century)
2) History and visual culture in science, technology, and art.
The initial funding period is two years, the third year subject to assessment. Applicants should hold a Master's degree or equivalent, received no longer than three years before the starting date, in the history of science, the history of technology and culture, STS, art history, or philosophy.
Applications must be received before 31 August, 2016. For more information, see https://apply.refline.ch/845721/4767/pub/1/
Six-month teaching contract for logic in philosophy, Perth (Australia)
I have generated a rather interesting problem at UWA: my logic class is now so large that we don?t have enough staff to teach it (750 students enrolled this coming semester). So I?m putting out the call: are there any recent PhDs who (i) have taught logic before and (ii) would be willing to come to Perth on a full-time teaching intensive contract for 6 months? This is all rather urgent: I need two people who are willing to head over here within the next 3 weeks. UWA will most likely cover relocation (though what this exactly looks like, I?m not sure, but flights at least I should think and hopefully some preliminary accommodation).
Please send expressions of interest and requests for further information to Sam Baron ASAP at: samuel.baron at uwa.edu.au.
Postdoctoral position in epistemology / decision theory, Hamburg (Germany)
Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate for the project "Knowledge and Decision" (PI: Moritz Schulz), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The position commences on October 10th 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13 and calls for 39 hours per week. Duties include academic services in the project named above. The successful candidate should have previous knowledge appropriate to the topics of the project including competence in epistemology, decision theory and logic. S/he should also have the necessary social skills for working in a collaborative context.
The application deadline is August 15th , 2016. More information about the project, as well as the full job advertisement, can be found at https://moritzschulz.com/projekt/. For further information, please contact Wanja Thielmann (project assistant), at Wanja.Thielmann at studium.uni-hamburg.de.
Weston Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy, Oxford (England)
The New College, Oxford invites applications for this post, which is tenable for a fixed period of three years from 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter based in New College, Oxford. The person appointed will be expected to undertake advanced research in Philosophy and will have completed his or her PhD/DPhil or be in the last year of doctoral work at the time of taking up the post, and may not previously have held a Junior Research Fellowship or comparable appointment.
Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the College's website at http://www.new.ox.ac.uk/weston-junior-research-fellowship-philosophy, or from the Academic Registrar, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, tel: 01865 279596, or tuition at new.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Monday 19 September 2016.
Assistant Professorship (permanent) in mathematical logic, Krakow (Poland)
The Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University (Krakow) advertises an open permanent position in mathematical logic. This is a permanent position (not 'tenure' -- there's no such thing in Poland) subject to the following constraints: 1) the hiree is expected to achieve the Polish 'habilitation' in 8 years; this is mandatory, but after this s/he will move to a higher payment level; 2) there will be periodic evaluation of both the publication output and the quality of teaching (not more often than once in 2 years). The hiree is expected to start teaching in Polish at some point - when this will happen is negotiable.
The deadline for submitting application is August 2nd, 2016. On application, the diploma needs to have a notarized Polish translation. All other application documents need to be presented both in Polish and in English.
The announcement in English is here: http://logika.net.pl/wp-content/uploads/others/pdf/ and the original Polish one is here: http://www.bip.uj.edu.pl/documents/1384597/126392020/op-wfiloz-zl-adiu-30-VI.pdf. The 'personal survey' the announcement mentions is the following document: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1554329/Personal_Survey_to_be_translated.rtf. Further questions may be addressed to Professor Jerzy Golosz at jgolosz at iphils.uj.edu.pl.
Tenure track assistant/associate professor position in Theoretical Computer Science
Tenure track assistant/associate professor position in Theoretical Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Please send your application before 1 September 2016. For more information, see http://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2016/16191.aspx#accept.
Postdoctoral position and two PhD student positions on Hilbert's 24th problem, Lisbon (Portugal)
Within the project "Hilbert's 24th Problem", funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation, FCT, we have three grants available, 1 Post-doc and two BI-grants (intended for potential PhD students). All grants are initially for one year, starting in September 2016, with the option to be extended up to three years in total. The deadline for applications is 28 July, 2016.
For more information, see
BI (Phil): http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=77953
BI (Math): http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=77954
Project theme: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert%27s_twenty-fourth_problem.
For further information on the project and/or the grants please contact: Reinhard Kahle, kahle at fct.unl.pt.
Junior and Senior Principal Investigator at QuSoft
QuSoft is the new Dutch research Center for Quantum Software that was recently launched jointly by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, CWI) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). The researchers at QuSoft develop software and applications that exploit the extraordinary power of quantum computers based on their quantum mechanical properties such as superposition, interference and entanglement. That requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches from those used to develop conventional software.
QuSoft wishes to recruit two principal investigators, one at junior faculty (tenure track) level and the other at the level of associate or full professor. The new QuSoft faculty will be part of the core of the QuSoft center and we expect that they take on an active role in shaping and developing the center. The new QuSoft faculty members will be employed by the UvA, but will be expected to spend most of their time at the QuSoft Center, which is presently housed by the CWI. The senior position that is available is an associate or full professorship with the UvA.
Application deadline: 1 September 2016.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-338-junior-and-senior-principal-investigator-at-qusoft.html.
Postdoctoral position (3y) in philosophy of science, Rome (Italy)
A three-year position in the philosophy of science is now open at the University of Rome TRE, Department of Philosophy, Communication and Visual Arts. The position is funded through the national research project on the nature of scientific models and theories led locally by Prof. Mauro Dorato. The area of research of the project is at the intersection of metaphysics and philosophy of science, and the successful applicant is expected to have an expertise and carry out research work on one or more of the following themes: scientific realism, the interpretation and philosophical consequences of contemporary physical theories and the role of mathematical models in the scientific representation of the world.
The call (in Italian) can be found at: http://filcospe.it/attachments/article/1437/BandoProt790.pdf. To apply, complete the required forms at the end of the call, and send them, together with all the material indicated on page 3, at the address indicated on the same page. The deadline for application is 28/7/2016. Please note that the deadline is intended *for receipt of the parcel by the department*. Applications received at a later date will not be considered.
For further inquiries, please e-mail the departmental staff at: silvia.chiappa at uniroma3.it.
Lectureships in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (and other areas of computer science), Cardiff (Wales)
Applications are invited for two Lectureship posts in the School of Computer Science & Informatics at Cardiff University. These are full-time, open-ended posts starting on 1 August 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Although applications relating to any of the school's research groups are welcomed, the field of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning is one of the current priority areas of the school.
Deadline for applications: 14th July 2016. Full details about the post are available at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANX560/.
Postdoctoral Associate position on information flow security, London (England)Deadline: until filled
Andrei Popescu is hiring a postdoctoral associate for 14 months on a project having the following goals:
(1) Develop an expressive, compositional and quasi-automated framework for information flow security of web-based systems.
(2) Use this framework to produce the world's first feature-rich and security-verified social media platform, in collaboration with an industrial partner.
The position is based at the Middlesex University London, and offers a competitive salary. Candidates should have a PhD, and have expertise in proof assistant technology. Experience with Isabelle/HOL is a plus.
For more information, see http://andreipopescu.uk/ or contact Dr. Popescu at a.popescu at mdx.ac.uk. For informal inquiries about the position, Dr. Popescu can also be contacted while at IJCAR 2016 in Coimbra or ITP 2016 in Nancy.
PhD student positions in Computer Science, Lucca (Italy)
Applications are now being accepted for scholarships for the Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE) curriculum within the 2016/17 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. Research deals with the development of languages and techniques for the analysis and verification of modern concurrent and distributed systems. Specific areas of expertise are concurrency theory, programming languages, and software engineering, with applications in a wide range of domains such as adaptive systems, cyber-physical systems, cloud computing, computational biology, fault-tolerant systems, security, and transportation networks.
Applications must be received before 13 July, 2016. For more information, see https://www.imtlucca.it/phd or http://sysma.imtlucca.it/phd-program/. For informal enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact: Rocco De Nicola (rocco.denicola at imtlucca.it) or Mirco Tribastone (mirco.tribastone at imtlucca.it).
2 PostDocs at Stirling
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling is offering two full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Philosophy. The Fellows will work in collaboration with Prof. Crispin Wright (Principal investigator), together with others of the Stirling philosophers and an international network of associated researchers, on a John Templeton Foundation-funded research project entitled 'Knowledge Beyond Natural Science'.
The project will involve a two-stream, interactive investigation of philosophical problems presented by knowledge a priori and ordinary psychological self-knowledge, and of certain analogies between them. Four dedicated full fees and maintenance PhD studentships will also be associated with the project.
The posts are offered as full-time appointments for 33 months to start on March 1 2017. One Fellow will contribute primarily to the investigation of the a priori, and one to the investigation of self-knowledge.
PhD Fellowships (4) at Stirling (SASP)
The School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Stirling is pleased to invite applications for four 36 month, fully-funded PhD Studentships in Philosophy (covering fees and maintenance at current RCUK rates), two for candidates from within the EU and two for candidates from any country.
Successful applicants will be part of the St Andrews Stirling Philosophy Graduate Programme and will have to apply through the SASP online application process. The four successful applicants will research for PhD as members of a collaborative team led by Professor Crispin Wright working in the John Templeton Foundation-funded project, Knowledge beyond Natural Science, which involves parallel investigations into A Priori Knowledge and Self-Knowledge. The project will run in Stirling from March 1, 2017 until November 28, 2019.
Assistant professor in Philosophical Logic and Philosophy of Language (Internal job)
This vacancy is open only to candidates who currently hold an appointment within the University of Amsterdam.
The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new educational methods are being developed.
For more information, see here.
Docent Logica & Argumentatieleer (0.4fte), Hyperion Lyceum, Amsterdam
The Hyperion Lyceum in Amsterdam is currently looking for a teacher for the subject Logica & Argumentatieleer for the school year 2016/17, starting August 1st. To take this position, you don't necessarily have to hold a degree in teaching, as there is the option to obtain a Lerarenbeurs and to do the teacher training during the year.
First interviews will take place in the week of June 20-24. For more information, refer to the vacancy announcement availabe at http://www.hyperionlyceum.nl/doc/vacatures/HL-vacature037-docent-LA.pdf or contact Heleen Booy (h.booy at hyperionlyceum.vova.nl).
Postdoc Position on Fair Recommender Systems, Edinburgh
Postdoc Position on Fair Recommender Systems (two years), at the University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics.
Closing date: 14 July 2016. For more information, see https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/
Lecturer/Associate Professor in Agent-based Systems, Southampton
The Agents, Interaction and Complexity (AIC) group within Electronics and Computer Science, at the University of Southampton, welcomes applications for a full time post at either Lecturer or Associate Professor level.
Closing date: 10 July 2016. For more information, see https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=744016FP
Postdoc vacancy at LORIA - epistemic protocol synthesis
A one-year postdoc position is available at LORIA, Nancy, France, in the ERC project Epistemic Protocol Synthesis headed by Hans van Ditmarsch. The deadline for application is 15 July.
For more information, see here.
PhD student position on formal methods for testing of networks of controllers, Grenoble (France)
The CONVECS (Inria Grenoble / LIG) and CTSYS (LCIS Valence) teams are offering a fixed term (3 years) PhD position for research on formal methods for the testing of networks of controllers.
See http://convecs.inria.fr/jobs/2016c.html for details. Applications after July might not be considered.
Research Assistant for Amsterdam Data Science Project on Multimodal Evidence of Concept Drift
Applications are invited for a part-time research assistant on the Multimodal Evidence of Concept Drift project under the supervision of Desmond Elliott and Laura Hollink. The position will last for 12 months at 0.2 FTE. The deadline for applications is June 10th; interviews will take place between June 16th - 22nd.
Application deadline: 10th June 2016. For more information, please contact d.elliott at uva.nl with informal enquiries.
Or see here.
Associate Senior Lectureship (4y) in Computational Linguistics, Gothenburg (Sweden)
The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg has a position for an Associate Senior Lecturer in Computational Linguistics, at the the Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP). CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction.
This would be a fixed-term employment, limit 4 years. Job assignments consist of research, teaching, supervision and some administration. Administration and teaching will make up no more than 50% of the employment. The successful candidate is expected to devote at least half of her or his time in research associated with the application of Machine Learning to Computational Linguistics, and the rest in administration and teaching, mainly within the Master's program in Language Technology.
Reference number: PER 2016/200. Applications must be received before 21 June 2016. For more information, see http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/.
PhD student position in knowledge-based systems, Lisbon (Portugal)
NOVA LINCS is a Portuguese leading research unit) hosted at Departamento de Informática - Universidade Nova de Lisboa. We are pursuing an ambitious research program on Principles and Engineering for Global Software Systems, as a collaboration of the research groups Computer Systems, Knowledge-based Systems, Multimodal Systems, and Software Systems. The NOVA LINCS Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS) group conducts research in the broad area of knowledge representation and reasoning.
NOVA LINCS is now opening a call for PhD Studentships. Students will be offered the opportunity of spending some time at research labs or other institutions with which NOVA LINCS and DI have agreements or partnerships in projects or exchange agreements. The positions will be supported up to 4 years, renewable on a yearly basis.
The first call for applications is open until June 3, 2016. < For more information, see http://nova-lincs.di.fct.unl.pt/open-positions/phd-studentships. Further inquiries should be sent to nova-lincs.secretariado at fct.unl.pt (cc. to jleite at fct.unl.pt) with reference 'PhD Studentships Application NOVALINCS-2016-1st Call'.
Assistant Professor in Theoretical Philosophy (1.0 FTE)Location: Theoretical Philosophy, Utrecht
The 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 mathematical logic or formal epistemology. This position includes both teaching (70%) and research in this field (30%).
We offer a position, starting August 1st 2016. The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed by a permanent appointment. Deadline for submitting your application is June 12th, 2016.
For more information see http://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/ or contact J.M.Broersen at uu.nl.
Postdoctoral position (2y) on meta-ontology, Uppsala (Sweden)
A two-year postdoctoral position is available at Uppsala University. The position is within the project The Lightness of Being, financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. The principal investigator is Professor Matti Eklund. The project is on metaontology . Among the research that might be of interest for the project is research in metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, epistemology, and the history of analytic philosophy.
Applications must be received before 1 June, 2016. For more information, see http://uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=102524 Or contact Matti Eklund at matti.eklund at filosofi.uu.se.
PhD student position in deontic logic and medical ethics, Gent (Belgium)
The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) of Ghent University (Belgium) is offering a full-time position for 2+2 years, for a pre-doctoral researcher, starting October 2016 (flexible, but in any case not later than December 1, 2017). It is part of the project "Towards a more integrated formal account of actual ethical reasoning, with applications in medical ethics", funded by the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO-Vlaanderen) and supervised by Joke Meheus (Ghent University), Frederik Van De Putte (Ghent University), and Christian Straßer (Ruhr-Universität Bochum).
The project is situated at the intersection of philosophical logic and ethics. More specifically, the aim of this project is to lay the conceptual groundwork for a formal account for the explication of ethical reasoning, to develop and study deontic logics within that account, and to apply them to some real-life examples from medical ethics. For more information on the project, see the attached outline.
Lectureship in mathematical logic or formal epistemology, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
The 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 mathematical logic or formal epistemology. This position includes both teaching (70%) and research in this field (30%). Within the department the position is part of the group for "Theoretical Philosophy", The group 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, and stands in close interaction with the History and philosophy of science-group at Utrecht University.
Postdoctoral position in stochastic games, Bordeaux (France)Deadline: TBA
A one-year postdoc position is available at Université de Bordeaux in LaBRI on the topics of the ANR project Stoch-MC ( http://perso.crans.org/~genest/stoch.html ) to start in October 2016 (not strict).
We seek candidates with a PhD in computer science or mathematics and a strong interest in one or several of the following topics:
* stochastic games
* Markov decision processes
* probabilistic automata
* any other topic related to the Stoch-MC ANR project.
Inquiries and applications should be sent to hugo.gimbert at cnrs.fr
Intensive Research Program on Large Cardinals and Strong Logics: PhD student & postdoctoral grants, Barcelona (Spain)
In order to increase the number of young researchers participating in its Intensive Research Programs, the CRM announces a call for participants interested in participating in the IRP on Large Cardinals and Strong Logics, from September to December 2016. We can offer two different packages including registration and housing: CRM package 1 (September 19-30) and CRM Package 2 (November 7-18).
Application deadline: 31 May 2016. For more information, see http://www.crm.cat/en/Activities/Curs_2016-2017/Pages/CRM-Grants-LCSL.aspx
Research fellowship in machine learning, information theory or artificial intelligence, Canberra (Australia)
The Research School of Computer Science (RSCS) at the Australian National University (ANU) is seeking an outstanding Research Fellow interested in Universal AI with excellent mathematical background and research expertise in Machine Learning, (Algorithmic) Information Theory, (Bayesian) Statistics, Artificial Intelligence or any related area. Possible backgrounds are a PhD, or near completion of a PhD, in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or related. The position holder will be member of the Intelligent Agents team lead by Professor Marcus Hutter, and primarily work on Unifying Foundations for Intelligent Agents.
The position is available immediately - fixed term - for 2 years - potential prolongation by 1-2 more years. Closing Date: 30 June 2016. Further information for applicants is available at http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/508515/ and http://www.hutter1.net/rsise/postdoc15.htm.
PhD student position in Algorithms, Bergen (Norway)
The Algorithms Research Group at The Department of Informatics of University of Bergen, Norway has a vacancy for a PhD position for 3 years, starting September 1, 2016. The application deadline is May 29, 2016. The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of Professor Pinar Heggernes.
The position is part of the project 'CLASSIS : The renaissance of graph classes - New algorithmic theory of forbidden induced subgraphs' funded by the Research Council of Norway. The goal of this project is to develop a new algorithmic theory of graph classes based on forbidden induced subgraphs. Main research areas are algorithms and complexity, combined with structural graph theory (graph classes).
Detailed information can be obtained and applications must be submitted via the following web page: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/125338/phd-position-in-algorithms
Assistant professor in Digital Humanities and Information Cultures
The candidate will bring to the position a relevant and innovative research agenda in the areas of Digital Humanities and Information Cultures and will be especially interested in the critical study, de- velopment and application of digital methods, techniques and tools.
Application deadline: 30 May 2016. For more information, see here
Lecturer positions in Computer Science, Rochester NY (U.S.A.)Deadline: -
The University of Rochester Department of Computer Science seeks applicants for two full time lecturer positions. Candidates must have a PhD in computer science or a related discipline and/or significant teaching experience. The preferred candidate will have college teaching experience, a strong commitment to working with students, the ability and passion to help develop new courses along with any necessary labs, and high personal motivation and responsibility. The position may start as early as July 1, 2016.
For more information, see http://www.cs.rochester.edu/about/recruit.html. If after reading this you have questions about the positions, contact the chair of the CS department, Prof. Sandhya Dwarkadas (dwarkadas at cs.rochester.edu).
PhD student position in "The Nature of Representation", Stockholm (Sweden)
The European Training Network DIAPHORA offers 1 Early Stage Researcher position in philosophy at predoctoral level. The position is for 4 years (funding for the 4th year is provided by Stockholm University), starting 1 October 2016.
Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, Sweden. Workpackage: The Nature of Representation. Available supervisors: Kathrin Glüer, Åsa Wikforss, Anandi Hattiangadi. Expected annual gross salary plus mobility allowance: EUR 37,200.
The deadline for applications is 26 May 2016 at noon (CET). For further particulars, please consult here: http://www.ub.edu/diaphora/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/.
Postdoctoral position in Algorithms, Munich (Germany)
A postdoctoral position in the area of efficient algorithms is available in the research group of Prof. Susanne Albers, Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Munich (TU Munich).
The position will be funded by a new ERC Advanced Grant entitled "APEG: Algorithmic Performance Guarantees" that addresses innovative research in the fields of approximation algorithms, online algorithms and algorithmic game theory. Therefore, the postdoc should have a research interest in at least one of these areas.
The position provides a competitive 12 month salary with standard benefits. The initial appointment is for a period of one year. The expected start date of the position is fall/winter 2016/17.
The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in computer science or mathematics. Furthermore, he/she should be interested in collaborating with PhD students. The application material should include (1) a cover letter describing the interest in the position, (2) a CV and list of publications, (3) a short research summary, and (4) the names and contact information of at least two references. The material should be sent electronically to <albers at in.tum.de>.
Applications will be reviewed starting from June 1, 2016. More information about Susanne Albers and the research group can be found at http://wwwalbers.in.tum.de/index.html.en
Postdoctoral position in non-monotonic logics and formal argumentation, Bochum (Germany)
The Institute for Philosophy II at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) invites applications for a Post-doctoral research position in the domain of nonmonotonic logics and formal argumentation. The position is part of a research project on formal argumentation and defeasible reasoning.
Duration: 3 years. Starting date: latest at 1. August 2016. The candidate is supposed to have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in philosophy, computer science, m, or another relevant discipline. Furthermore, the candidate should have expertise in formal logic and/or formal argumentation. Mastering the German language is not required.
Deadline for the application: 31. May 2016 For more information, see http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/defeasible-reasoning/call-postdoc2.html or contact christian.strasser at RUB.de.
Postdoctoral positions in mathematical logic, Lisbon (Portugal)
CMAF-CIO, a mathematics research center based at the University of Lisbon (Portugal) is advertising several post-doc positions, including Mathematical Logic.
Please see http://cmafcio.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/node/1 for more details. The call is open from May 16 to June 30.
Postdoctoral or PhD student position in Computation with Bounded Resources, Innsbruck (Austria)
Within the research unit Computation with Bounded Resources at the University of Innsbruck, Austria there is an opening for a 2 year position as postdoctoral researcher or a 3 year position as PhD student. The position is funded by the ANR-FWF project "The fine structure of proof systems and their computational interpretations" (FISP for short). The research unit is part of the Computational Logic Group of the Department of Computer Science.
The objective of FISP is to apply the powerful and promising techniques from structural proof theory to central problems in computer science for which they have not been used before, especially the understanding of the computational content of proofs, the extraction of programs from proofs and the logical control of refined computational operations. Its primary objective is to build new concrete computational interpretations of proof systems based on the techniques developed in the STRUCTURAL project (2011-2013).
Applications must be received before 31 May, 2016. Further information is available from the Project FISP page at http://cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/research/projects/, or by contacting Prof. Georg Moser at georg.moser at uibk.ac.at.
Nine PhD student positions in mathematics, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
The Mathematics Research Unit of the University of Luxembourg has obtained a large grant from the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg for its PhD programme and opens up to 9 positions for PhD candidates.
Starting date: 1 September 2016 or later. Applications received on or before 10 May 2016 will be treated with priority.
For more information and an application form, see http://emea3.mrted.ly/116rn
Postdoctoral position in mathematical logic, Salerno (Italy)
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Salerno invites applications for a three-year postdoctoral position in Mathematical Logic. The position is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 project 'SYSMICS' and involves a commitment of 20% of time for project assistance duties. The research focus in on: algebraic logic, many-valued logics, and substructural logics. The net salary is approximately 1450 euros per month.
Applicants are expected to have a strong background in mathematics and logic, the ability to conduct collaborative mathematical research, and the potential for excellence in research. Good written and oral English skills are required. The postdoctoral fellow will work within the logic group of the department and will be in contact with researchers in more than 20 universities participating in the project.
The deadline for applications is the 10th of May. Details on content, requirements and application procedure can be found at: http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/lucaspada/745-postdoc. For further inquiries please contact Dr. Luca Spada (lspada at unisa.it).
Postdoctoral position in philosophy of time, Milan (Italy)
The Center for Philosophy of Time in Milan is looking for a PostDoc researcher who has a research specialism in temporal issues with respect to at least one of the following areas: metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of science. We will be looking for an analogous profile in a second call. Ideally we aim at making one hire with an area of research specialism in the metaphysics of time, and one hire with an area of research specialism in temporal aspects within philosophy of mind. PhD is strongly preferred.
The call is out till 10 May 2016. The position will start on 1 June. Duration of the grant is 14 months. Neat salary slightly over 1.850 € per month. The second call will be out in the next weeks, and the position will start in September or October.
You can find the complete text of the call at http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/assegni_ricerca/99818.htm and further details about the job at http://www.centreforphilosophyoftime.it/news/
Grant opportunities for Master or PhD students in philosophy, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Selection of foreign candidates not resident in Brazil for Master or PhD in the PPGF (Programa de PÃ³s-GraduaÃ§Ã£o em Filosofia) is open up to May 31st. No need to come on location to submit an application. Details can be found here http://www.ppgf.ifcs.ufrj.br/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Edt_ESTR_2016.pdf
The Research Foudation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ) is also offering research grants for a stay of 4 to 12 months including airticket for foreign students doing their PhDs outside of Brazil http://www.faperj.br/?id=18.4.2. Deadline is May 12.
PhD student position in theoretical computer science, Karlsruhe (Germany)
The group "Theoretical Computer Science / Parallel Computing" at the Department of Informatics of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) is inviting applications for a fixed-term full-time position of a PhD Student / Research Assistant (m/f) (pay grade 13 TV-L) starting on or after July 1st, 2016 (the exact date is negotiable).
The research group is primarily concerned with the development of algorithms for problems from network science, combinatorial scientific computing, and applied optimization. In the focus of this position are research projects on parallel graph algorithms that work well both in theory and in practice. Further responsibilities as part of the position include the supervision of bachelor and master students and possibly TA duties. As such, a decent knowledge of German is desirable.
To receive full consideration, submit your application by May 12, 2016. For more information, see http://parco.iti.kit.edu/ and the detailed announcement at http://parco.iti.kit.edu/Stellenausschreibung-ParCo-english-web.pdf (PDF).
PhD student position in computer security, Rennes (France)Deadline: -
Looking for a Ph.D. thesis that combines computer security and mathematics? IRISA, the computer science laboratory of Rennes in France, seeks to hire an outstanding Ph.D. student to perform research in the field of formal modeling and analysis of security.
The position is within the project entitled "Attack-Defense Trees for Computer Security: Formal Modeling of Preventive and Reactive Countermeasures". Attack-defense trees constitute a methodology to represent how an attacker may compromise a system and how a defender can protect it against potential attacks. The project's objective is to increase the expressive power of attack-defense trees by integrating reactive countermeasures into the formalism.
We offer a three year appointment funded by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The successful candidate will participate in the activities of the Embedded Security and Cryptography (EMSEC) research team co-led by Prof. Dr. Gildas Avoine and Prof. Dr. Pierre-Alain Fouque. The student will be supervised jointly by Dr. Barbara Kordy and Prof. Gildas Avoine.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For more information, see http://people.irisa.fr/Barbara.Kordy/vacancies.php or http://people.irisa.fr/Barbara.Kordy/vacancies/PhD_16.pdf, or contact dr. Barbara Kordy at barbara.kordy at irisa.fr.
Full professorship in philosophical anthropology, Tilburg (The Netherlands)
Tilburg University seeks to appoint a full professor of philosophy, addressing contemporary issues about human nature and culture. We look for a colleague who is able to inspire our students and strengthens our teaching, who is engaged in original research and contributes to a stimulating environment for graduate students and faculty. It is a full time appointment for an indefinite period.
Tilburg University has a focus on the Social Sciences and Humanities. Its motto is 'Understanding Society'. The School of Humanities has departments in communication- and information sciences, cultural studies, and philosophy, and the responsibility for the liberal arts and sciences program of University College Tilburg. The Department of Philosophy is responsible for undergraduate and graduate majors in philosophy and for courses that assist students from other programs in developing their reflective skills on moral issues, humanity, science and society.
The application deadline is May 16, 2016. For more information, see https://career012.successfactors.eu/ or contact the Dean of Tilburg School of Humanities, Prof. Dr. Willem B. Drees, e-mail: w.b.drees at tilburguniversity.edu or the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Frans van Peperstraten, e-mail: f.t.vpeperstraten at tilburguniversity.edu.
PhD student position in computational linguistics, Gothenburg (Sweden)
The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg has openings for a doctoral studentship position (one or several) in Computational Linguistics. This would be a fixed-term employment (48 months), starting 2016-09-01.
The Centre for Linguistic Theory and Studies in Probability (CLASP) is based in the Department. CLASP is devoted to research and advanced training in the application of probabilistic modelling and machine learning methods to core issues in linguistic theory and cognition. It also addresses topics in dialogue and linguistic interaction. As the position is funded in part by a research grant from the Swedish Research Council, the successful candidate should write her or his doctoral thesis within one of CLASP's core areas, and the research should fit in within the research programme of the centre.
Closing date: 2016-05-19. Reference number: UR 2016/335. For more information, see http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/.
Two positions (one postdoc, one PhD student) in digital humanities, Graz (Austria)
The Centre for Information Modelling - Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Graz has two open positions, which are to be filled from 1 July 2016:
(1) University Assistant with doctorate (30 hours/week; limited to 5 years), focusing on independent scientific research in the subject area of "Digital Humanities", especially in the area of Computational Linguistics or Information Science and their application to humanistic research data data.
(2) University Assistant without doctorate (20 hours/week; limited to 4 years), focusing on independent scientific research in the subject area of "Digital Humanities", especially in the areas of "Digital Scholarly Edition" or "Digital Diplomatics".
The application deadline is May 13, 2016. Details on content, requirements and application procedure can be found in the documents or the website: http://informationsmodellierung.uni-graz.at/de/neuigkeiten/detail/article/
Lectureship in Mathematical Logic, Leeds (England)
A Lecturer in Mathematical Logic position is open at the University of Leeds. The position is full-time (part-time hours will be considered). Applications must be received before 28 April, 2016.
The Logic group in Leeds is the largest in a mathematics department in the UK, and one of the largest and strongest internationally. It has strength in the areas of model theory, proof theory, constructivism and category theory, and set theory. It has also a long computability theory tradition. The Logic group has close links to logicians in the School of Computing, and also in the School of Philosophy. We are also interested in reinforcing links between Logic and other areas of strength in the Department (algebra, geometry, analysis). We welcome applicants from researchers whose interests are connected to these fields, or to Theoretical Computer Science or Philosophy.
For more information, see https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=MAPMA1040. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Dugald Macpherson (H.D.Macpherson at leeds.ac.uk) or Professor Alastair Rucklidge, Head of School (maphdmat at leeds.ac.uk).
Three PhD studentships in Computational Linguistics, London (U.K.)
The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) of Queen Mary University of London has 3 PhD studentships available for applicants of any nationality.
The school has a Computational Linguistics Lab, at the intersection of our Theoretical Computer Science and Cognitive Science research groups. They are are happy to discuss proposals in computational linguistics and natural language processing, particularly relating to their research in dialogue modelling and compositional distributional semantics.
Full professorship in philosophical logic, Pisa (Italy)
The Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) invites expressions of interest from qualified academics in the field of Logic, and announces the possible opening of one position in its Classe di Scienze Umane at the full professor level.
SNS seeks candidates with a proven record of achievements in logic and a high international profile. Applicants should have a strong interest in the philosophical aspects of logic and in the philosophy of mathematics, so as to integrate their own teaching with Philosophy and History of Philosophy courses offered at the Scuola. Knowledge of Italian is highly appreciated.
The deadline for applications is the 31st of May 2016. For more information, see http://en.sns.it/bando/professorship-logic-scuola-normale-superiore-pisa-italy
Postdoctoral position in "Recursion, Guarded Recursion and Computational Effects", Birmingham (England)
The university of Birmingham is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an EPSRC-funded project "Recursion, Guarded Recursion and Computational Effects".
The researcher will work with Paul Blain Levy (principal investigator) and Neelakantan Krishnaswami (co-investigator) as part of the Theoretical Computer Science group at the University of Birmingham, to investigate fine-grained typed calculi and operational, denotational and categorical semantics for languages that combine either guarded or general recursion and type recursion with a range of computational effects. This will build on existing work such as call-by-push-value and Nakano's guarded recursion calculus. The position lasts from 1 October 2016 until 30 September 2019.
The closing date is at 22 May 2016. Reference: 54824. You can read more and apply for the job at http://tinyurl.com/projguarded. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Paul Levy (P.B.Levy at cs.bham.ac.uk).
PhD student position in formal methods for software and systems modeling, Konstanz (Germany)
The Chair for Software and Systems Engineering (Prof. Stefan Leue), in the department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Konstanz (Germany), has an opening for the full-time position of a Research Assistant/PhD Student (Salary Scale 13 TV-L). The position may be interesting for a logician with strong interests in computer science in general and logic in computer science (e.g., temporal logics, model checking, program semantics, etc.) in particular.
The position is primarily geared towards PhD candidates, but in exceptional circumstances post-doctoral candidates can be considered as well. Competency in German is not a prerequisite.
The group of Prof. Dr. Stefan Leue likes to work on formal methods for software and systems modeling and analysis, with particular interest in applying formal methods research in practical settings. They have recently come up with the concept of causality checking and are developing tools for system safety analysis.
Deadline for applications: 18 April 2016. For more information, see http://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/?cont=stellausw&seite=2016/ (scroll down for the English version) or contact Prof. Stefan Leue at Stefan.Leue at uni-konstanz.de.
3 PhD Positions at Aarhus University
The Logic and Semantics group at Aarhus University, led by Prof. Dr. Lars Birkedal, has 3 openings for PhD positions:
- a position in the project 'Modular reasoning about concurrent higher-order imperative programs' (see http://www.cs.au.dk/~birke/modures/ or contact Lars Birkedal at birkedal at cs.au.dk)
- a position in a new project 'Guarded homotopy type theory' aimed at developing type theories combining ideas from guarded type theory and homotopy type theory (contact Lars Birkedal at birkedal at cs.au.dk or Bas Spitters at spitters at cs.au.dk)
- a position in the project 'Language-based Security' focusing in particular on mitigating timing attacks (see http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/ or contact Prof. Aslan Askarov at aslan at cs.au.dk).
Application deadline for all positions is May 1st, 2015. For more information, see http://cs.au.dk/research-at-cs/logic-and-semantics/. For information on how to apply, see http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/.
PhD student position in philosophical logic or formal epistemology, Bochum (Germany)
The Department of Philosophy II at Ruhr-University Bochum is seeking to hire a PhD student working in philosophical logic (65% TV-L E13 position, approx. €2,200 /month before tax). The position is associated with the chair of Logic and Epistemology (Prof. Heinrich Wansing) and comes with a mild teaching duty of one undergraduate class per semester. Residency in Bochum or in commutable distance is expected.
The appointment is temporary until September 30th 2020, and is to be filled by July 2016. The deadline for applications is 21st of April 2016. The dissertation project is supposed to be a project either in philosophical logic or formal epistemology. Suitable areas include modal logic, paraconsistent logic, many-valued logic, structural proof-theory, theories of negation, epistemic logic, knowability, and theories of doxastic agency.
Required qualifications/ skills: Candidates should have completed an excellent Master's thesis in philosophical logic or formal epistemology and should have some background in the semantics and proof-theory of non-classical and modal logics. Moreover, candidates are supposed to have good communication skills in English. Good social skills are also required as cooperation with other researchers is expected.
For more information, see http://www.stellenwerk-bochum.de/jobs-finden/rub-angebote/details/anzeige/ or contact Prof. Heinrich Wansing (Heinrich.Wansing at rub.de).
Assistant Professorship in Philosophy of Science, Tilburg (The Netherlands)
The philosophy department at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate in philosophy of science, starting August 1, 2016. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in philosophy with a research specialization in philosophy of science. He/she will have a track record of publications in leading international journals or show the capability of developing such a record early in his or her career. The successful candidate is expected to apply regularly for external research funding. Experience of teaching at university level is necessary.
The department of philosophy at Tilburg University is an internationally oriented and pluralist department whose core research strength is in the Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS). The successful candidate would become a member of TiLPS and be expected to contribute to the center's activities. A second group, Philosophy of Man and Society, aims both at highly ranked scientific publications and at a fruitful dialogue between philosophy and society. Taking as its starting point the motto of Tilburg University: 'Understanding Society', philosophical research at Tilburg is often done in an interdisciplinary framework.
The deadline for applications is April 22nd, 2016. For more information, see https://career012.successfactors.eu/ or contact the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Frans van Peperstraten at f.t.vpeperstraten at tilburguniversity.edu.
Postdoctoral position (2+2y) in "Coordination, Collective Goal and Cooperation", Milan (Italy)
The Department of Philosophy and the Centre for the Study of Social Action (CSSA) at the University of Milan are delighted to announce the opening of a post-doctoral position on "Acting Together: Coordination, Collective Goal, and Cooperation". The project is jointly led by Professors Hykel Hosni and Corrado Sinigaglia and spans formal and experimental methods, with particular emphasis on minimalist approaches to coordination, shared agency, and cooperation.
The appointment will be made initially for two years and it will be renewed for another two years subject to funding. The postdoctoral fellow will be a member of the Center for the Study of Social Action and will participate in the wider research community of the Department of Philosophy, the second largest in the country. While the postdoctoral fellow will pursue sound philosophical research, the project is ideally suited to interdisciplinary collaboration with cognitive scientists, economists and mathematical and computational logicians; there will be opportunities for such collaboration in connection with Professors Sinigaglia and Hosni's ongoing scientific research on acting together.
The deadline for application is April 26th 2016. For more information, see http://www.cssa.unimi.it/?page_id=230. We welcome informal inquires on the nature of project and the application procedure.
Master's Program in Logic at the University of Gothenburg
The Department of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Master's Program in Logic. The program will be launched in Autumn of 2016.
Although the deadline for applicants from non-EU/EEA countries for Autumn of 2016 has already passed, applicants from EU/EEA countries (and others not in need of a Swedish resident permit) can still apply until 11:59 PM (Sweden time) of Friday 15 April 2016.
For more information, see http://flov.gu.se/mil.
PhD student position in 'Making scientific inferences more objective', Tilburg (The Netherlands)
The Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, invites applications for a four-year PhD position (1,0 fte) in philosophy of science, starting 1 September 2016 or later this year.
The PhD position is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), through a Starting Investigator Grant for the research project 'Making Scientific Inferences More Objective' (principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Jan Sprenger). Candidates must hold a MA/MSc degree or equivalent by the time of appointment. Apart from philosophy graduates, candidates with degrees in other relevant disciplines (e.g., mathematics, psychology) are welcome if they can demonstrate a high level of familiarity with philosophy of science.
The deadline for applications is 8 May 2016. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 12 May, and skype interviews will be held on 17 and 18 May. Candidates will be notified as soon as possible thereafter. For more information or to apply online see http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/working-at/wp/.
PhD student position in semantics / pragmatics of disagreement,Barcelona (Spain)
The European Training Network *Diaphora* (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675415) offers 2 Early Stage Researcher positions in philosophy at predoctoral level. The positions are for 3 years each, starting 01.10.2016. The 2 Early Stage Researcher positions are offered by the University of Barcelona (on Peer disagreement/social epistemology, the semantics and pragmatics of disagreement, or philosophical methodology/metaphilosophy) and the University of Neuchatel (on the free will debate in Early Modern (pre-Kant) philosophy).
The deadline for applications is 22 April 2016 at noon (CET). Offers are expected to be made no later than 6 May 2016. For further particulars, see http://www.ub.edu/grc_logos/.
Postdoctoral position on epistemic logic and social epistemology (3y), Bayreuth (Germany)
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth invites applications for one postdoctoral position (3 years, E13 TV Z, 1.0 FTE) starting from Sept. 1st 2016, or soon after. The successful applicant will be part of the research project 'From Shared Evidence to Group Attitudes' (SEGA), funded by the German (DFG) and the Czech Science Foundation (GACR).
We encourage applications in the areas of Philosophical Logic (especially epistemic logic), Judgment Aggregation and Belief Merge or Social Epistemology Applicants should have a PhD in philosophy or in a discipline closely related to philosophy. Deadline for applications: April 30th, 2016.
For more information, see http://sega-project.org or http://www.neu.uni-bayreuth.de/de/Uni_Bayreuth/Fakultaeten/5_Kulturwissenschaft/, or contact Olivier Roy at olivier.roy at uni-bayreuth.de.
Two PhD Positions in Logic, University of BernDeadline: -
Two open PhD positions are available in the project 'Justifications and Non-classical Reasoning' in the Logic and Theory Group of the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Bern.
We are looking for students with a strong background in logic (mathematics, computer science, or philosophy) who want to further develop their knowledge and skills in epistemic and non-classical logic.
The salary for the position is approximately 50,000 Swiss Francs per year.
David Tresman Caminer PhD-Studentship for the History of Computing (London, U.K.)
The Department of Computer Science at Middlesex University, together with the LEO Computers Society are looking for a PhD Candidate for a research project in the area of History and Philosophy of Computing, under the supervision of Dr. Giuseppe Primiero. The project will investigate historical circumstances, technical developments in terms of systems and application software, hardware design and implementation, advances in business and administrative practice, and the social, political and business aspects that led to the successful production and marketing but later decline of LEO Computers and its software products.
Applications must be received before (extended deadline) 18 April 2016. For more information, see http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-research-degrees/research-studentships/ Or contact somebody at studentship.research at mdx.ac.uk
Associate/Full Professor in Computational Linguistics, Stony Brook University
The Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University (New York, USA) invites applications for a tenured appointment in computational linguistics. Applicants must have a PhD, preferably in Linguistics or Computer Science. The department has a long-standing focus on theoretical linguistics, and has recently branched out into experimental and computational linguistics with a number of new hires. This hire is supposed to further sharpen the department's computational profile and strengthen its connections to local IT industry.
Stockholm University: Assistant professor in Mathematical Logic
The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University with its excellent research record and long lasting traditions has acquired a very special place in Scandinavian mathematics. The department consists of two divisions: mathematics and mathematical statistics. Professors and lecturers working at the division of mathematics possess competence in different areas of mathematics, in particular there are research groups in algebra, geometry and combinatorics, analysis and logic. During the last decade the division has almost doubled the number of students. We carry out an active policy to develop and modernise the educational process and both our Bachelor and Master programs got the highest ranking in the latest university evaluation.
Deadline: 11 April 2016. For more information, see http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/
VU Amsterdam: 4 PhD candidates-lecturers in PPE
Beginning in September 2016, VU Amsterdam will offer an international bachelor programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). The J.S. Mill College, with its own venue on the VU Amsterdam campus, will form its social and intellectual community. The PPE programme (www.vu-ppe.nl) is a joint initiative of three faculties of VU Amsterdam: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The PPE programme seeks candidates for four fully funded PhD positions with full employment benefits. As one of the four PhD candidates-lecturers PPE you will teach courses within the college, play an active role in the PPE-community, and conduct research that results in a PhD dissertation. The gross yearly salary starts at €30.500,- in the first year and increases to its maximum of €38.772,- in year four of the appointment (based on 1.0 fte appointment).
Deadline: Sunday 13 March 2016. For more information, see http://www.vu.nl/en/employment/vacancies/2016/16041.aspx
University of Strathclyde: Research Associate
Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work under the supervision of Dr Clemens Kupke on the EPSRC grant "Coalgebraic Foundations of Semi-Structured Data".
Deadline: 29 Februari 2016. For more information, see https://bit.ly/1KLxjMz
University of Strathclyde: PhD PositionDeadline: -
Applications are invited for PhD study under the supervision of Dr Clemens Kupke and Prof Neil Ghani in coalgebra, category theory and logic with special focus on coalgebraic fixpoint logics and their applications in databases and economic game theory. The position is fully funded for EU students and will last for 3.5 years.For more information, please contact P.vanOrmondt at uva.nl
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Postdoc research fellows, Basque Country, Spain
Ikerbasque - the Basque Foundation for Science, launched a call offering 15 contract positions for postdoctoral researchers, within any of the Basque Research Institution (Universities, BERC - Basque Excellence Research Centres, CIC – Cooperative Research Centres, Biomedical institutions and Technology Corporations, among others). These Fellowships are intended to offer young promising researchers a track towards a PI role and independent research. The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2006 and 31/12/2013. The positions are for a period of 5 years. Application deadline: 4 April 2016.
For more information, see http://www.ikerbasque.net/
PhD Position in Logic, University of Bern
The Mathematical Institute at the University of Bern invites applications for a PhD position in the Mathematical Logic Group of Prof. George Metcalfe.
Applicants are expected to have a strong background in Logic and an interest in pursuing research on topics related to Universal Algebra, Proof Theory, and/or Non-Classical Logics. Due to University regulations, applicants should also have at least a (Bachelor) Minor in Mathematics and a Masters degree before starting the position.
The salary for the position, including a 15 percent teaching assistantship, is approximately 50,000 Swiss Francs per year.
For more details, and information on how to apply (closing date: 30.4.2016) please contact Prof. George Metcalfe by email atgeorge.metcalfe at math.unibe.ch.
University of Lublin: PhD position
The Faculty of Philosophy at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin invites applications for one PhD position (33 months) starting from 01 April 2016 or soon after. The Faculty is a vital research and teaching environment in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, offers excellent career development opportunities. The position will be in the project "Permissions, Information and Institutional Dynamics, Obligations, and Rights" under the supervision of Prof. Piotr Kulicki.
Deadline: Monday 15 February 2016. For more information, see http://www.philosophy.kul.pl/phd-student-position/ and http://www.neu.uni-bayreuth.de/de/Uni_Bayreuth/Fakultaeten/5_Kulturwissenschaft//
PhD position in Logic, AI and philosophy, Utrecht (the Netherlands)
An open PhD position is available in the REINS project on the topic of 'Responsible agency'. We are looking for a student with a formal/philosophical logic background (not necesarilly a mathematical logic background) who wants to further develop his knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary project with legal theorists, AI-researchers and philosophers.
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Position in Computer Science, Liverpool
We seek a research-active, motivated, and highly professional individual expected to contribute in a variety of ways to the research areas mentioned below. You should have an excellent research track record or high research potential in the area of your expertise, strong interest in securing research funding, and ability to contribute to teaching provided by the Department. Preference will be given to those with potential in interdisciplinary research, research impact, and outreach activities. The Department is renowned internationally for excellent research in Algorithms and Optimisation; Argumentation; Automata, Computability and Complexity Theory; Data Mining and Machine Learning; Economics and Computation; Networks and Distributed Computing; Knowledge Representation; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; and,Verification.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday, 15 January 2016 at 17:00 GMT. For more information, see https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/academic/
PhD Positions in Artificial Intelligence, EPFL, Lausanne
Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva and about 30 minutes from Geneva, EPFL is a leading research university. The Artifical Intelligence Laboratory (LIA), headed by Boi Faltings, has been active in intelligent agents and multi-agent systems for over 15 years.
LIA has several openings for Ph.D. candidates in Artificial Intelligence, with particular interest in autonomous intelligent agents, multi-agent systems, computational game theory, and multi-agent learning. Studies will be part of the EDIC Ph.D. program. The positions carry an assistantship with an annual salary of about 50000 Swiss Francs/year.
Applications have to be submitted to EDIC at http://phd.epfl.ch/edic by April 15th, 2016. For more information, see the LIA-website at http://liawww.epfl.ch/, or contact prof. Boi Faltings by email: boi.faltings at epfl.ch.
Postdoc Position in Multi-agent Systems, EPFL, Lausanne
Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva and about 30 minutes from Geneva, EPFL is a leading research university. The Artifical Intelligence Laboratory (LIA), headed by Boi Faltings, has been active in intelligent agents and multi-agent systems for over 15 years.
LIA has en opending for a post-doc position. The position is not attached to a specific project but candidates should have a background in the broad area of multi-agent systems, ranging from AI planning to computational game theory. The position offers possibilities for career development through teaching and supervision of student projects at all levels. The annual salary is very competitive at about 80000 Swiss Francs/year. The starting date can be as soon as possible but is flexible.
Postdoc position at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for postdoctoral positions in computational complexity.
The postdoctoral researchers will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom (http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn). Much of the activities of this research group revolve around the themes of proof complexity and SAT solving. On the theoretical side, proof complexity has turned out to have deep, and sometimes surprising, connections to other topics such as, e.g., circuit complexity, communication complexity, and hardness of approximation, and therefore researchers in these or other related areas are more than welcome to apply.
These are full-time employed positions for one year with a possible one-year extension. The expected starting date is August-September 2016, although this is to some extent negotiable.
The application deadline is January 24, 2016. More information and instructions how to apply can be found at http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2015-0816-Eng.php . Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to Jakob Nordstrom.
Postdoc position in SAT solving at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The Theory Group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for postdoctoral positions in SAT solving.
The postdoctoral researchers will be working in the research group of Jakob Nordstrom (http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn). Much of the activities of this research group revolve around the themes of proof complexity and SAT solving. On the practical side, some interesting problems are to gain a better understanding of the performance of current state-of-the-art SAT solvers — in particular, solvers using conflict-driven clause learning (CDCL) — and to explore techniques that would go beyond CDCL, such as approaches based on algebraic or geometric reasoning.
These are full-time employed positions for one year with a possible one-year extension. The expected start date is August-September 2016, although this is to some extent negotiable.
The application deadline is January 24, 2016. More information and instructions how to apply can be found at http://www.csc.kth.se/~jakobn/openings/D-2015-0823-Eng.php . Informal enquiries are welcome and may be sent to Jakob Nordstrom.
PhD position in Logic & Foundations of Decision Making
A PhD position is open at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology.
The PhD candidate will conduct research at the interface of logic and computer science, and theories of decision making, such as decision theory, game theory, and social choice theory. The research project will be formulated in consultation with the PhD candidate. Particular topics of interest include the development of modal logics of strategic ability, belief and rationality, as well as algebraic/coalgebraic methods for reasoning about dynamic decision making processes. The PhD candidate will be supervised by Dr. Helle Hvid Hansen who works closely with the Applied Logic group at TPM, as well as with other researchers in coalgebra and logic in the Netherlands and abroad.
For more details, and information on how to apply (closing date: 14 Dec 2015), go to http://recruitment2.tudelft.nl/vacatures/.
Hack Your Future
Hackyourfuture is an initiative that teaches computer programming to refugees in Dutch refugee centers. At the moment many refugees have very few possibilities in terms of work and education during their time in a refugee center. Our aim is to teach refugees to program and to bring them in contact with our network of businesses that hire programmers. Currently we're developing our on-line educational program and we're looking for programmers who would like to help out to create a high quality course.
We are looking for people who'd like help as:
- tutors, who help our students with their programming exercises and help them with more general questions. (like what language to learn next, career questions etc.) This is mainly done on-line and takes 2-4 hours a week. (we will teach multiple programming languages)
- program developers, who organize and structure the educational set-up of the program. This mainly comes down to creating a curriculum of interesting exercises for our students after they have learned the basics of programming.
PhD and Postdoc Positions at QMATH Copenhagen
The positions are available in the frame of the recently announced Villum Center for Excellence in the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH) at the University of Copenhagen.
QMATH will focus on research in quantum information theory and mathematical physics and will work in close collaboration with experimental quantum science in Copenhagen.
For more information and current activities, please see: http://www.math.ku.dk/english/research/gamp/qit/.
Postdoc call (deadline: Nov 30, 2015): http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=778262.
PhD call (deadline January 3, 2016): http://www.math.ku.dk/english/about/jobs/phd_2016/.
PhD student position in Cottbus
Sonja Smets appointed professor Logic and Epistemology
Sonja Smets has been appointed professor of Logic and Epistemology at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam.
For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/professorial-appointments/item/.
Sonja Smets appointed new director of ILLC
Sonja Smets has been appointed director of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) effective 1 June 2016. Smets has been working for ILLC since 2012, where she joined the management team in November 2013.
In 2012 Smets moved with her research team from University of Groningen to UvA, where she became director of the ILLC PhD-programme. Her research programme, which is now part of the Instituteâ€™s Amsterdam Dynamics group, ranges over logic and its applications in areas such as formal epistemology and quantum theory. In 2009, she received a Vidi award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for her project on quantum logic and the applications of logic to quantum information theory. In 2012 she was awarded the ERC Starting Grant to fund her project on the logical structure of correlated information change.
Besides her work for ILLC, Smets was appointed member of the Scientific Oversight Committee of the Joint Research Center for Logic at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and UvA in 2014.
Harry Buhrman appointed as distinguished research professor
Professor H.M. Buhrman (ILLC) and Professor J.N. H. Reek (IBED) have been appointed as distinguished research professors at the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 January 2017. The professors will succeed the current distinguished research professors, Jos Engelen and Kareljan Schoutens. Harry Buhrman, professor of computing science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, will serve as the figurehead for the quantum software consortium QuSoft and work to develop it further in his capacity as a distinguished research professor.
Benedikt Loewe appointed on joint Strategy Working Group of ICSU and ISSC
Benedikt Loewe has been appointed to serve on the joint Strategy Working Group of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).[b][b]ICSU and ISSC are the highest international bodies for the sciences and social sciences, respectively. The two councils consist of national members, represented by national research councils or national academies (e.g., the Netherlands are represented by the KNAW) and international scientific unions acting as the global representatives of individual scientific disciplines. The mandate of the Strategy Working Group is the development of the strategy of the new institution, taking into account the interdisciplinary connections between the natural and the social sciences. Benedikt Loewe represents the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST).
ILLC MasterClass Logica: change of dates
Due to a clash with the Nationale Wiskunde Olympiade the dates of the MasterClass Logica have changed. The new dates are:
ILLC MasterClass Day 1: Friday 17 February 2017
ILLC MasterClass Day 2: Thursday 2 March 2017
ILLC MasterClass Day 3: Thursday 9 March 2017
ILLC MasterClass Day 4: Thursday 16 March 2017
REMINDER-Bicycle reclaim regarding bicycle clean-up Facility Services
Herewith I want to remind you that, if your bicycle has been removed from the premises, you can reclaim it until 1 September as stated below
As of 13 June, broken and abandoned bicycles will be cleared from the bicycle racks on faculty and USC premises. This will allow more students and employees to use these facilities and provide easier access to the premises for emergency services.
All broken bicycles will be tagged, as well as bicycles which are known to have been in the shed/rack for a long time. If bicycles with tags are not removed by their respective owners before 4 July, they will be removed. Please note: locks damaged in the process will not be compensated.
All bicycles will be stored for a period of two months. You can reclaim your bicycle from Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 17:00 until the 1 September.
For more information, please contact
Emmanuel Kum 020 525 2102
Jan Rozenga 020 525 2816
Rik Holsheimer 020 525 3792
Ruben Giebler 020 525 3650
New book by Anne Troelstra
Anne Troelstra to publish a book natural history travel narratives entitled 'A Bibliography of natural history travel narratives'.
For more information, contact Anne Troelstra at A.S.Troelstra at uva.nl
Master in Pure and Applied Logic at Barcelona
The biannual two-year 'Master in Pure and Applied Logic' programme for 2016-2018, jointly organized by the University of Barcelona and Polytechnical University of Catalunya, is still open for 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.
Regular preregistration closes officially on September 9th 2016, but it is strongly advised to do the preregistration before the end of July. The courses start on September the 12th, 2016.
Data-Oriented Parsing demo now online
Data-Oriented Parsing is a framework developed at ILLC based on the notion that language use relies on the recombination of exemplars and fragments from memory (the model has been applied to other forms of cognitions such as music and reasoning as well). This demo shows the latest implementation.
For more information, see https://www.illc.uva.nl/Research/Other-Links/Projects-and-Demos/
Event Report: Industry Day on Computational Social Choice
On 21 June 2016, COST Action IC1205 on Computational Social Choice, a European research network with partners in 39 countries that is being coordinated at the ILLC, organised an Industry Day at the Manufacture des Tabacs in Toulouse, France.
The programme consisted of five invited keynote talks by practitioners, from both the private and the public sector, who make innovative use of collective decision making technologies for which computational social choice provides the scientific foundations. The event attracted close to 100 participants, several of which also presented during the open poster session held on the same day.
For further information, see here, http://www.illc.uva.nl/COST-IC1205/ (COST Action IC1205) or http://www.irit.fr/COMSOC-2016/industry.shtml (Industry Day in Toulouse), or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at uva.nl).
Open Letter on the ius promovendi by ILLC Researchers
On 1 June 2016, in a letter addressed to the Rector Magnificus of the University of Amsterdam, a group of senior researchers at the ILLC have expressed their views on the need to modernise the regulations that determine who can take formal responsibility for the supervision of a PhD project at the University of Amsterdam.
The letter and additional information are available at http://tinyurl.com/uva-ius-promovendi.
New Book: Handbook of Computational Social Choice
The Handbook of Computational Social Choice, edited by Felix Brandt (Munich), Vincent Conitzer (Duke), Ulle Endriss (ILLC), Jérôme Lang (Paris), and Ariel Procaccia (Carnegie Mellon) has just appeared with Cambridge University Press.
The digital edition of the book is freely available at http://www.cambridge.org/9781107060432. Find it under "Resources" und use the password cam1CSC to unlock it. This password can be distributed openly and legally.
29 April 2016, ILLC drinksDate & Time: Friday 29 April 2016, 17:30
The ILLC PhD council kindly invites you to the first edition of the ILLC drinks in 2016! These drinks are meant as an informal meeting place for the entire ILLC community. There will be drinks, snacks & fun so be sure to be there :-)
We hope to see you!For more information, please contact phdcouncil.illc at gmail.com
Fenrong Liu publishes an article in Guangming Daily
Fenrong Liu publishes an article "Advances in Modern Logic" in Guangming Daily April 13, 2016, one of the most influential newspapers in China. In the article, she argues that social structure plays an important role in intelligent interactions, and she explains some open problems and challenges in logic once we start thinking from a social dimension.
For more information, see http://news.gmw.cn/2016-04/13/content_19683597.htm
New sourcebook on Formal Epistemology: ``Readings in Formal Epistemology: "Readings in Formal Epistemology"
This volume presents 38 classic texts in formal epistemology, and strengthens the ties between research into this area of philosophy and its neighbouring intellectual disciplines. The editors provide introductions to five subsections: Bayesian Epistemology, Belief Change, Decision Theory, Interactive Epistemology and Epistemic Logic.
For more information, see https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319204505
The Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences has officially opened
After almost 400 years, the first professor at the University of Amsterdam, Gerardus Vossius, has been honored with a Center that aims to bring together researchers from all faculties who share an interest in the history of humanities and sciences.
For more information, see http://vossius.uva.nl/
31 March - 9 June 2016, Several IXA workshops on valorisationDate: 31 March - 9 June 2016
IXA organises a new serie of workshops on various topics in valorisation. The workshops are very pratical to get you started immediately. The workshops are open to all scientists from AMC, HvA, UvA, VU, VUmc and NWO Institutes. Participation is free of charge and for the workshops starting at 08:30 breakfast will be served. The location of the workshops is alternately at the VU, UvA or AMC.
For more information, see http://www.ixa.nl/en/news-agenda/agenda.html
Rens Bod delivered the Academy Lecture 2016 at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
On 8 March 2016 Rens Bod delivered the 2016 Academy lecture to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters entitled "How Interactions between Humanities and Science have Shaped our Knowledge".
For more information, see http://www.dnva.no/kalender/vis.html?tid=66789
18 March - 4 September 2016, UvA Special Collections Exhibition 'Out of the Box'Date: 18 March - 4 September 2016
The exhibition 'Out of the Box' showcases items from the rich heritage of the University of Amsterdam, selected by UvA scholars from various disciplines. Amongst the items are selections by ILLC researchers Rens Bod, Bas Cornelissen, Henkjan Honing and Carlos Vaquero.
For more information (in dutch) see http://bijzonderecollecties.uva.nl/nieuws-agenda/tentoonstelling/.
M.Sc. Program in Cognitive Systems: Human-Computer Symbiosis
To teach the new paradigm of cognitive computing, the M.Sc. Program in Cognitive Systems brings together two main scientific areas: Cognitive Psychology, and Artificial Intelligence in Computer Science. Aiming, on the one hand, for the prospective students to understand the basis for human cognition, the Program is strongly influenced by Cognitive Psychology and includes learning modules that explore the fundamentals of perception, learning, mental representation, and reasoning in humans.
For more information, see http://www.ouc.ac.cy/web/guest/s2/programme/cos/
Honorary doctorate Dick de Jongh and Matthias Baaz
An honorary doctorate was awarded by the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University to Professors Dick de Jongh (ILLC, University of Amsterdam) and Matthias Baaz (Vienna University of Technology) in recognition of their contribution to the development of the Georgian schools of logic and linguistics.
The ceremony was held during The Eleventh Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language and Computation, Tbilisi, Georgia, 25 September, 2015.
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2015/Honorary-doctorate
Former Regular Events
Seminar on music cognition and computationDate: irregularLocation: Room TBA, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
A reading/discussion group on music cognition and computation exists since 2004. For each meeting one or two articles are chosen (and read by the participants beforehand) to form the basis for a discussion.
The seminar on music cognition and computation homepage can be found at http://staff.science.uva.nl/~ahoningh/readinggroup.html.