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29 - 31 July 2019, Truthmaker Semantics: Applications in Philosophy and Linguistics, Hamburg, GermanyLocation: Hamburg, Germany
Kit Fine and the Emmy Noether Project Relevance are delighted to announce a conference on truthmaker semantics and its applications in philosophy and linguistics.
Truthmaker semantics deviates from the familiar framework of possible world semantics, in that the notion of a possible world is replaced by a more general notion of a state that applies to any fragment of a world, and that a sentence is taken to be made true by a state only if every part of the state is involved in rendering the sentence true. A significant advantage of truthmaker semantics over the possible worlds approach is that it connects sentences with the worldly items that are directly relevant to their truth, thereby allowing important and intuitive hyperintensional distinctions to be drawn in a natural and formally elegant way. While the framework was originally developed as a semantics for relevant entailment by van Fraassen in the 1960s, recent developments have demonstrated its wide applicability in logic, metaphysics, philosophy and epistemology.
Eight one-hour slots (up to 40 minutes for the talk, followed by 20 minutes for discussion) are available for contributed papers on the topic of the conference. If you would like to present a paper, please submit a CV and an extended abstract of up to 2,000 words, suitable for anonymous review.For more information, see https://relevanceproject.wordpress.com/events/tmsconference/ or contact hamburgrelevance at gmail.com..
4 - 6 December 2019, Conference for Philosophy of Science and Formal Methods in Philosophy (CoPS-FaM-19), Gdansk, PolandLocation: Gdansk, PolandDeadline: Saturday 31 August 2019
The International Conference for Philosophy of Science and Formal Methods in Philosophy (CoPS-FaM-19) of the Polish Association for Logic and Philosophy of Science will take place on December 4-6, 2019 at the University of Gdansk (in cooperation with the University of Warsaw). The conference will feature invited and contributed talks in Mathematical Logic,Philosophy of Mathematics & Philosophy of Science,Philosophical Logic, andFormal Philosophy (including formal epistemology, formal ethics, and applications of formal methods to philosophical issues in general etc.).
Keynote speakers: Hitoshi Omori (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Oystein Linnebo (University of Oslo), Miriam Schoenfield (MIT), Stanislav Speranski (St. Petersburg State University) and Katya Tentori (University of Trento).
We are looking for high-quality abstracts with innovative elements, but we also will aim at diversity in terms of research topics and presenters (e.g. career stage, being part of underrepresented groups, or geographical origin). Submissions from PhD candidates, early career researchers, and researchers from underrepresented groups are especially welcome.For more information, see http://lopsegdansk.blogspot.com/p/cops-fam-19-cfp.html or contact Rafal Urbaniak at rfl.urbaniak at gmail.com.
14 - 16 November 2019, Eleventh French PhilMath Workshop (FPMW 11), Paris, FranceLocation: Paris, FranceDeadline: Sunday 1 September 2019
This workshop is the eleventh in an annual series of workshops in philosophy of mathematics organized by a team of scholars from France and abroad. As in past years, the forthcoming workshop, held at the universities Panthéon Sorbonne and Paris Diderot, will consist in a three-day meeting and will feature 4 invited as well as 6 contributed talks.
The confirmed invited speakers are: Arianna Betti (University of Amsterdam, ILLC), Patricia Blanchette (University of Notre Dame). Tim Button (Cambridge University) and Frederic Patras (CNRS, Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonne).
Concerning the six contributed talks, submissions of papers in any topic of philosophy of mathematics broadly construed are welcome. Each talk should be no longer than 45 minutes, and will be followed by a 30 minute discussion. 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.For more information, see https://philmath.hypotheses.org/fpmw-2018/11th-fpmw-2019.
20 - 22 November 2019, Circularity in Syntax and Semantics (CiSS), Gothenburg, SwedenLocation: Gothenburg, SwedenDeadline: Sunday 1 September 2019
The conference is dedicated to aspects of circularity and ill-foundedness in formal methods. The aim is to gather together researchers who study and/or utilise these phenomena from different perspectives such as provability, formal reasoning, construction, computation and complexity. The 2019 Lindström Lectures will be held in connection with CiSS and delivered by Johan van Benthem.
As well as invited speakers there will be sessions for contributed talks. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to): Logics with circular or self-referential semantics, Models of infinite computation, including automata and games, Non-wellfounded or circular derivation systems for provability, satisfiability, type-checking, etc., Impredicative constructions in foundations, Self-reference in natural and formal languages and their treatment, and Philosophical considerations of any of the above topics.
18 - 20 December 2019, 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam Science ParkLocation: Amsterdam Science ParkTarget audience: Linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languagesDeadline: Sunday 1 September 2019
The 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium will be held on 18-20 December, 2019 to bring together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages.
The Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops: one on Semantic Universals, featuring Terry Regier (Berkeley) and Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan); and one on Super Linguistics, featuring Cornelia Ebert (Berlin) and Gabe Greenberg (UCLA).
The regular programme will feature talks by Kathryn Davidson (Harvard), Lucas Champollion (NYU), Imogen Dickie (St Andrews) and Fabrizio Cariani (Northwestern). The Amsterdam Colloquium will also feature one evening lecture by Ian Rumfitt (Oxford), jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.
The Amsterdam Colloquium invites the submission of anonymous abstracts of at most two pages. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is September 1, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 20, 2019. Full papers (10 pages) to be included in the proceedings are due on December 1, 2019. The proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium will be downloadable from the Amsterdam Colloquium website during the conference.
17 - 21 February 2020, Eleventh International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FoIKS 2020), Dortmund, GermanyLocation: Dortmund, GermanyDeadline: Wednesday 11 September 2019
The FoIKS symposia provide a biennial forum for presenting and discussing theoretical and applied research on information and knowledge systems. The goal is to bring together researchers with an interest in this subject, share research experiences, promote collaboration and identify new issues and directions for future research.
FoIKS 2020 solicits original contributions dealing with any foundational aspect of information and knowledge systems. This includes submissions that apply ideas, theories or methods from specific disciplines to information and knowledge systems. Examples of such disciplines are discrete mathematics, logic and algebra, model theory, information
theory, complexity theory, algorithmics and computation, statistics and optimization.
The FoIKS symposia are a forum for intense discussions. Speakers will be given sufficient time to present their ideas and results within the larger context of their research; furthermore, participants will be asked to prepare a first response to another contribution in order to initiate discussion.
12 - 17 July 2020, 9th North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI 2020), Waltham MA, U.S.A.Location: Waltham MA, U.S.A.Deadline: Monday 30 September 2019
NASSLLI 2020 will consist of a series of courses and workshops, most running daily from Monday July 13 - Friday July 17. In addition, there will be intensive mini-courses the day prior to the start of courses (Sunday July 12). The summer school is aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of Linguistics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Logic, Philosophy, AI, and other related areas. NASSLLI brings these disciplines together with the goal of producing excellence in the study of how minds and machines represent, communicate, manipulate and reason with information. The 2020 NASSLLI will also have a theme - Formal and Computational Pragmatics and Models of Dialogue
We invite proposals for courses and workshops that address topics of relevance to NASSLLI's central goal. We particularly encourage submissions which address the theme (Formal and Computational Pragmatics and Models of Dialogue), and those representing cross-disciplinary approaches, especially courses showing the applicability of computational methods to theoretical work, and the use of theoretical work in practical applications. Courses involving a hands-on component (e.g., actual experience with NLP tools, coding, or machine learning algorithms) will be very welcome.
Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) during the week of the summer school. Sunday mini-courses will run for 3 to 5 hours. Courses and workshops should aim to be accessible to an interdisciplinary, graduate level audience. Workshop schedules are identical to course schedules, but usually consist of a series of presentations by different researchers; they may also include panel discussions.
CfP topical collection of Synthese on "Virtue Theory of Mathematical Practices"Deadline: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Virtue theory has an illustrious history as one of the most prominent philosophical traditions, and in the wake of the recent renewed focus on human practices virtue theory once again provides powerful frameworks, tools and insights. Work in such diverse fields as ethics, the philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of law, political theory, aesthetics, and argumentation theory shows that virtue theory permits normative discourse without imposing overly rigid criteria. Within the philosophy of mathematics, and mathematics itself, attention to virtues has a variety of sources: theoretical virtues have been put forward both to analyse the practice of proof and to justify axioms, and ethical virtues have been offered as a basis for understanding the social dimensions of mathematical practice. Indeed, some authors have advocated virtue epistemology as the correct epistemology for mathematics (and perhaps even as the basis for progress in the metaphysics of mathematics). In this topical collection we aim to consolidate and encourage this trend in the philosophy of mathematics.
Guest Editors: Andrew Aberdein, Colin Jakob Rittberg, Fenner Stanley Tanswell
We invite contributions which study mathematics and mathematical practices from a virtue perspective. We encourage, amongst others, submissions that
- engage with the social dimensions of mathematics in virtue terms;
- address the application of virtue epistemology to mathematics; - investigate the ethical considerations of mathematical practice in a virtue framework;
- discuss specific virtues or vices of mathematics (or mathematicians);
- explore historical usage of virtue terminology in mathematical contexts;
- or provide accounts in terms of virtue of the objects of mathematical enquiry, such as theorems, proofs, or definitions.For more information, see https://philevents.org/event/show/73058 or contact Andrew Aberdein, Colin Rittberg. Fenner Tanswell at aberdein at fit.edu. Colin.Jakob.Rittberg at vub.be. F.Tanswell at lboro.ac.uk.
8 - 12 June 2020, 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020), Santiago de Compostela, SpainLocation: Santiago de Compostela, SpainDeadline: Friday 15 November 2019
The biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is Europe's premier venue for presenting scientific results in AI. Under the general theme 'Paving the way towards Human-Centric AI', the 24th edition of ECAI will be held in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO's World Heritage City which is the destination of unique Routes that cross all Europe since the Middle Ages.
The Program Committee of the 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020) invites the submission of papers for the technical programme of the Conference. High-quality original submissions are welcome from research results and applications of all areas of AI.
Calls will also be issued for workshop and tutorial proposals, as well as for contributions to PAIS 2020 (the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems conference) and STAIRS 2020 (the Starting AI Researcher Symposium).For more information, see http://www.ecai2020.eu/.
15 - 19 July 2019, 15th Conference on Computability in Europe (CiE 2019), Durham, EnglandLocation: Durham, England
CiE 2019 is the 15th conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world.
The CiE conferences serve as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects of computability, foundations of computer science, logic, and theoretical computer science, as well as the interplay of these areas with practical issues in computer science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics, philosophy, or physics.
17 - 19 July 2019, 17th Conference onTheoretical Aspects of Rationality & Knowledge (TARK 2019), Toulouse, FranceLocation: Toulouse, France
The mission of the TARK conferences is to bring together researchers from a wide variety of fields, including Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Distributed Computing, Economics and Game Theory, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, in order to further our understanding of interdisciplinary issues involving reasoning about rationality and knowledge.
Topics of interest: include, but are not limited to, semantic models for knowledge, belief, awareness and uncertainty, bounded rationality and resource-bounded reasoning, commonsense epistemic reasoning, epistemic logic, epistemic game theory, knowledge and action, applications of reasoning about knowledge and other mental states, belief revision, and foundations of multi-agent systems. Invited Speakers: Ingela Alger (Toulouse School of Economics), Vincent Conitzer (Duke University), and Brian Hill (HEC Paris).For more information, see https://tark.irit.fr/.
18 - 19 July 2019, 16th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MoL 2019), Toronto ON, CanadaLocation: Toronto ON, Canada
MOL is devoted to the study of mathematical structures and methods that are of importance to the description of language.
Specific topics within the scope of the conference include:
- formal and computational analysis of linguistic theories and frameworks
- learnability of formal grammars
- proof-theoretic, model-theoretic and type-theoretic methods in linguistics
- mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to language analysis
- formal models of language use and language change
18 - 19 July 2019, 2nd Graduate Conference of the Italian Network for the Philosophy of Mathematics (FilMat), Milan, ItalyLocation: Milan, Italy
The FilMat network promotes workshops and conferences open to Italian and international researchers in the philosophy of mathematics. To emphasise its attention to those at early stages of their careers, the network is glad to announce, in addition to its biennial main conferences, its second graduate conference. We expect to host up to 6/8 contributed talks by graduate and early career speakers of any nationality, selected by double-blind review.
Invited speakers: Salvatore Florio (University of Birmingham), Lavinia Picollo (UCL) and Jack Woods (University of Leeds).
21 - 27 July 2019, Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic and Computation, Tuebingen, GermanyLocation: Tuebingen, Germany
The University of Tübingen hosts a summer school about the topic "Logic and Computation". The summer school is addressed at students of the subjects mathematics, philosophy and computer science, preferably undergraduate students in their final year and graduate students.
Encouraged by previous years of success, we offer students from all over the world the possibility to sign up this 1-week (3 ECTS) Summer School course covering topics such as:
- From the Foundational Crisis of Mathematics to Explicit Mathematics.
- From Hilbert to Gentzen and beyond.
- Automatic Reasoning in the Automobile Industry.
- Foundations of Machine Learning and AI.
Students may anticipate a high professional outcome in a dedicated international environment along with extra-curricular activities.
21 July 2019, Workshop "As a matter of form", Rostock, GermanyLocation: Rostock, Germany
We would like to invite anyone interested to participate in a one-day workshop exploring topics such as form, essence, and hylomorphism.
The workshop is funded through the DFG-project 'Formal Causation in Aristotle and in Analytic Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science'. Speakers: Jonathan Barker (Virginia), Kit Fine (NYU), Ludger Jansen (Bochum/Rostock), Thomas Sattig (Tübingen), Michael Wallner (Graz).For more information, see https://www.iph.uni-rostock.de/forschung/formale-verursachung/workshop-21july-2019-as-a-matter-of-form/ or contact petter.sandstad at uni-rostock.de.
22 - 26 July 2019, 2019 Hamburg Summer School on Truthmaker Semantics, Hamburg, GermanyLocation: Hamburg, Germany
The Phlox Research Group at Hamburg University is delighted to announce the 2019 Hamburg Summer School on Truthmaker Semantics. Truthmaker semantics is an approach to semantics that has attracted a growing amount of interest in recent years. It takes the content of a statement to be given in terms of the states that exactly verify it, wherethis is taken to require that the state-roughly, a part or fragment of a world=be wholly relevant to the truth of the statement.
In this course, after an introduction to the history, the motivations, and the basic framework of truthmaker semantics, we will survey its applications to (i) deontic and imperative logic, (ii) conditionals, (iii) partial content, (iv) intuitionistic and relevance logic, (v) Bayesian epistemology and the theory of rational belief revision, as well as (vi) natural language semantics (attitude reports, modals, and intensional definite descriptions). The Summer School will be taught by Kit Fine (NYU), Mark Jago (Nottingham), Johannes Korbmacher (Utrecht), Stephan Krämer (Hamburg), and Friederike Moltmann (Paris, NYU).For more information, see https://hamburgersommerkurs.wordpress.com.
23 - 27 July 2019, Kurt Goedel's Legacy: Does Future lie in the Past?, Vienna, AustriaLocation: Vienna, Austria
In 1949, Kurt Gödel showed that there exist solutions to Einstein's equations of general relativity allowing for closed timelike curves. The existence of such curves would allow time travel into one's own past leading to all kind of causality paradoxes. Today there is an ongoing debate on how physical such solutions are and whether general relativity would prevent the formation of regions where causality violation is possible. Closely related are Gödel's philosophical ideas on the existence of time, a subject that he intensively discussed with Einstein in Princetown. 'In my view Kurt Gödel's papers represent an important contribution to general relativity, especially his analysis of the concept of time.' said Einstein.
The Kurt Goedel Society intends to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Gödel's seminal publication and the 100th anniversary of the decisive experimental verification of general relativity by organizing a conference at the University of Vienna, Austria. This event will bring together the prominent researchers from the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence. The conference will be enhanced with a special exhibition about life and work of Kurt Gödel with emphasis on Gödel's solution.For more information, see https://kgs.logic.at/goedels-legacy/.
28 July - 3 August 2019, 6th Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, Germany
The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy is organising the sixth edition of the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students. The summer school is open to women with a keen interest in mathematical philosophy. Applicants should be students of philosophy (or philosophically minded logicians or scientists) at an advanced undergraduate level, in a master program, or at an early PhD level.
This year, we will have the following lecture streams:
1. "Formal epistemology", led by Anna-Maria Asunta Eder (University of Cologne)
2. "Barriers to Entailment", led by Gillian Russell (UNC Chapel Hill)
3. "Philosophy of Algorithms and Simulations", led by Lena Zuchowski (University of Bristol)For more information, see http://www.mathsummer.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/ or contact mathsummer2019 at lrz.uni-muenchen.de.
29 - 31 July 2019, 2nd Forcing Project Networking Conference (FPNC 2019): Set Theory, Bridging Maths & Philosophy, Konstanz, GermanyLocation: Konstanz, Germany
The project “Forcing: Conceptual Change in the Foundations of Mathematics” (2018-2023) aims to analyse the development of modern set theory since the introduction of the forcing technique both from a historical and philosophical point of view. It brings together methods and research questions from different research areas in the history and philosophy of mathematics to investigate if and how the extensive use of the forcing method brought about a conceptual change in set theory; and in which ways this may influence the philosophy of set theory and the foundations of mathematics.
The research group organises a series of Networking Conferences with the goal of reaching out to researchers from these different areas. The second instalment will be devoted to the topic of recent set theory as a bridge between mathematics and philosophy and focuses on the interaction between mathematical and philosophical arguments and views in set theory. Set theory has long been both a mathematical discipline and a program with foundational motivations. It seems that this dual character makes it a natural crossway between mathematics and philosophy, possibly more so than other mathematical disciplines.
31 July - 2 August 2019, 8th Workshop on Philosophical Logic of the Buenos Aires Logic Group, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaLocation: Buenos Aires, Argentina
This is the eighth installment of a series of workshops organized by BA LOGIC, aiming to bring together researchers to discuss different topics in philosophical logic, mainly connected with semantic paradoxes, theories of truth, and non-classical logics.For more information, see http://ba-logic.com/workshops/workshop-on-philosophical-logic-2019/ or contact paulateijeiro at gmail.com.
1 - 2 August 2019, 1st ACL Workshop on Gender Bias for Natural Language Processing, Florence, ItalyLocation: Florence, Italy
Gender and other demographic biases in machine-learned models are of increasing interest to the scientific community and industry. Models of natural language are highly affected by such perceived biases, present in widely used products, can lead to poor user experiences. This workshop will be the first dedicated to the issue of gender bias in NLP techniques and it includes a shared task on coreference resolution. In order to make progress as a field, this workshop will specially focus on discussing and proposing standard tasks which quantify bias.
Keynote Speaker: Pascale Fung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
5 - 16 August 2019, 31st European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2019), Riga, LatviaLocation: Riga, Latvia
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.
5 - 10 August 2019, 16th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST XVI), Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech Republic
The 16th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST) will take place in Prague, August 5-10, 2019, organised under the auspices of the Division for Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST/IUHPST) by the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
The congress has a long history and a unique character, bringing together the communities of logicians, philosophers of logic and philosophers and historians of science and technology. The theme of the 16th edition of the congress is "Bridging across academic cultures". We believe that the communities and societies in both logic and philosophy/history of science are often fragmented and isolated from each other. We want to contribute to redressing this state of things.For more information, see http://clmpst2019.flu.cas.cz/.
5 - 9 August 2019, ESSLLI 2019 Workshop on Semantic Spaces at the Intersection of NLP, Physics, and Cognitive Sciences, Riga, LatviaLocation: Riga, Latvia
Vector embeddings of word meanings have become a mainstream tool in large scale natural language processing tools. The use of vectors to represent meanings in semantic spaces or feature spaces is also employed in cognitive science. Unrelated to natural language and cognitive science, vectors and vector spaces have been extensively used as models of physical theories and especially the theory of quantum mechanics.
Exploiting the common ground provided by vector spaces, the proposed workshop will bring together researchers working at the intersection of NLP, cognitive science, and physics, offering to them an appropriate forum for presenting their uniquely motivated work and ideas.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/semspace2019/.
5 - 16 August 2019, ESSLLI 2019 Student Session, Riga, LatviaLocation: Riga, Latvia
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.
The ESSLLI 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).For more information, see http://esslli2019.folli.info/programme/student-session/ or contact mmanighe at lix.polytechnique.fr, or m.t.beeksma at let.ru.nl.
5 - 9 August 2019, Scottish Programming Languages & Verification Summer School, Glasgow, ScotlandLocation: Glasgow, Scotland
The aim of the school is to provide PhD students with core and specialised knowledge in the broad area of Programming Language and Verification research.
The school is aimed at PhD students in programming languages, verification and related areas. Also researchers and practitioners will be very welcome, as will strong master's students with the support of a supervisor. Participants will need to have a background in computer science, mathematics or a related discipline, and have basic familiarity with (functional) programming and logic.
5 - 7 August 2019, CUSO Summer School in Recursion Theory & Philosophy, Geneva, SwitzerlandLocation: Geneva, Switzerland
The summer school aims at broadening the logical arsenal of formal philosophers and PhD students in philosophy. The courses will present some serious post-WWII logic for non-specialists. The event is inspired W. Hart's book "The evolution of Logic" and his presentation of what he called the four pillars of mathematical logic to a broad philosophical audience: constructibility, forcing, the priority method and Morley's theorem.
The school takes place over a period of 3 days August 5-7 at the University of Geneva. There will be two 2-hours lectures per day, in the morning. There will be a facultative discussion session on one of the afternoons. The titles of the minicourses are:
1) The priority method (Denis Hirschfeldt, University of Chicago)
2) Definable sets and ramified-types: a thread through the foundations of mathematics (Harold Hodes, Cornell University)
7 - 9 August 2019, Workshop "Learning from Buddhish Logic", Canberry, AustraliaLocation: Canberry, Australia
The aim of the workshop is to bring together some of the leading scholars of Buddhist (and Indian) logic and contemporary philosophers of logic in order to foster interdisciplinary interactions between them. Each session will consist of a presentation by an internationally renowned Buddhist or Indian scholar followed by a presentation by a philosopher of an international research profile who will not just comment on the previous presentation but develop or challenge the ideas presented by the previous presentation. The workshop will be a real interaction between the scholars of Buddhist (and Indian) logic and philosophers of logic who are not familiar with Buddhist material.
Speakers: Szymon Bogacz (ANU), Brendan Gillon (McGill), Marie-Hélène Gorisse (Ghent), Bryce Huebner (Georgetown), Carrie Jenkins (UBC), Ed Mares (Wellington), Danielle Macbeth (Haverford), Parimal Patil (Harvard), Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center), Gila Sher (UC San Diego), Koji Tanaka (ANU), Audrey Yap (Victoria).For more information, see http://bit.do/buddhist-logic.
10 - 11 August 2019, 24th Conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2019), Riga, LatviaLocation: Riga, Latvia
FG 2019 is the 24th conference on Formal Grammar, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information which, in 2019, will take place at University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia. 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/2019/.
10 - 12 August 2019, 5th Workshop on Bridging the Gap between Human and Automated Reasoning, Macau, ChinaLocation: Macau, China
This is the fifth workshop in a series of successful Bridging the Gap Between Human and Automated Reasoning workshops. The workshop will be located at the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019) at Macao, China. The Bridging workshop is supported by IFIP TC12.
Reasoning is a core ability in human cognition. There are a lot of findings in cognitive science research which are based on experimental data about reasoning tasks, inspiring a shift from propositional logic and the assumption of monotonicity in human reasoning towards other reasoning approaches. This includes but is not limited to models using probabilistic approaches, mental models, or non-monotonic logics. 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. A core goal of Bridging-the-gap-Workshops is to make results from psychology, cognitive science, and AI accessible to each other. The goal is to develop systems that can adapt themselves to an individuals' reasoning process and that such systems follow the principle of explainable AI to ensure trustfulness and to support the integration of results from other fields.
10 August 2019, 7th Workshop "What can FCA do for Artificial Intelligence?" (FCA4AI 2019), Macao, ChinaLocation: Macao, China
Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematically well-founded theory aimed at data analysis and classification. The six preceding editions of the FCA4AI Workshop (since ECAI 2012 until IJCAI 2018) showed that many researchers working in Artificial Intelligence are interested in FCA as a powerful method for classification and mining. FCA allows one to build a concept lattice and a system of dependencies (implications) which can be used for many AI needs. Recent years have been witnessing increased scientific activity around FCA, in particular a strand of work emerged that is aimed at extending the possibilities of FCA w.r.t. knowledge processing, such as work on pattern structures and relational context analysis.
This year, we still have the chance to organize a new edition of the workshop in Macao co-located with the IJCAI 2019 Conference. The workshop will be dedicated to discuss issues such as
- How can FCA support AI activities such as knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, natural language processing...
- 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/2019.
11 - 12 August 2019, 7th International Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR 2019), Macao, ChinaLocation: Macao, China
Strategic reasoning is a key topic in multi-agent systems research. The extensive literature in the field includes a variety of logics used for modeling strategic ability. Results from the field are now being used in many exciting domains such as information system security, adaptive strategies for robot teams, and automatic players capable to outperform human experts. A common feature in all these application domains is the requirement for sound theoretical foundations and tools accounting for the strategies that artificial agents may adopt in the situation of conflict and cooperation.
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.For more information, see http://sr2019.irisa.fr/.
11 - 16 August 2019, Logic Colloquium 2019 (LC 2019), Prague, Czech RepublicLocation: Prague, Czech Republic
The Logic Colloquium 2019 is the annual European summer meeting of the Association of Symbolic Logic (ASL) , an international organization supporting research and critical studies in logic. Its primary function is to provide an effective forum for the presentation, publication, and discussion of scholarly work in this area of inquiry. This meeting is co-located with the 16th CLMPST, with a public lecture by H. Leitgeb, jointly sponsored by the two meetings.
The invited speakers are S. Abramsky, Z. Chatzidakis, V. de Risi, O. Guzman, M. Harrison-Trainor, U. Kohlen- bach (giving the Retiring Presidential Address), J. Krajicek, G. Sagi, T. Scanlon, R. Verbrugge, and M. Ziegler, and tutorials will be given by D. Raghavan and M. Rathjen. Special sessions will be held on Computability; Foundations of Geometry; Model Theory; Proof Theory and Proof Complexity; Reflection Principles and Modal Logic; and Set Theory.For more information, see https://www.lc2019.cz/.
12 - 17 August 2019, International Conference on Homotopy Type Theory (HoTT 2019), Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.Location: Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.
Invited Speakers: Ulrik Buchholtz (TU Darmstadt, Germany), Dan Licata (Wesleyan University, USA), Andrew Pitts (University of Cambridge, UK), Emily Riehl (Johns Hopkins University, USA), Christian Sattler (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Karol Szumilo (University of Leeds, UK),
There will also be an associated Homotopy Type Theory Summer School in the preceding week, August 7th to 10th.
For more information, see hott.github.io slash HoTT-2019 or contact hott2019conference at gmail.com
19 - 22 August 2019, 11th Principia International Symposium: The Quest for Knowledge, Florianopolis, BrazilLocation: Florianopolis, Brazil
Knowledge has attracted the attention of philosophers since their earliest speculations. And in the second half of 20th century English language philosophy witnessed the revival of careful investigation on classical questions as to the nature, structure, and limits of knowledge, as well as its distribution in social groups. The 11th Principia International Symposium has as its main theme the contemporary discussions in Theory of Knowledge, under the heading The Quest for Knowledge.
20 - 23 August 2019, Workshop on Mathematical Logic and Constructivity (MLoC 2019): The Scope and Limits of Neutral Constructivism, Stockholm, SwedenLocation: Stockholm, Sweden
This workshop aims to focus on the scope and limits of neutral constructivism. With Errett Bishop's seminal work Foundations of Constructive Analysis 1967, a neutral position in the foundations of constructive mathematics emerged. It avoided Brouwer's assumptions about choice-sequences and continuity, and it did not assume that every total function on the natural numbers is computable. Successful full-fledged formal logical foundations for neutral constructivism exists, among the most well-known are Aczel-Myhill set theory and Martin-Löf type theory. The study of neutral constructivism paves the way for further developments of interactive proof systems, which is of strategic importance for verification of software, and in particular, correctness-by-construction software. Neutral constructive mathematics may also be studied for systems that make fewer ontological assumptions, which is important for reverse mathematics.
24 - 26 August 2019, 14th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications (LSFA 2019), Natal, BrazilLocation: Natal, Brazil
Logical and semantic frameworks are formal languages used to represent logics, languages and systems. These frameworks provide foundations for the formal specification of systems and programming languages, supporting tool development and reasoning.
LSFA 2019 will be a satellite event of CADE-27. Invited speakers: Pascal Fontaine (LORIA), Achim Jung (University of Birmingham), Vivek Nigam (Fortiss), Elaine Pimentel (UFRN), Giselle Reis (CMU-Qatar).
25 - 30 August 2019, The 27th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-27), Natal, BrazilLocation: Natal, Brazil
The conference on Automated Deduction (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. Furthermore, the Herbrand Award for Distinguished Contributions to Automated Deduction and the new Skolem Award(s) for influential historical CADE papers is presented at the conference.For more information, see http://www.cade-27.info.
25 - 26 August 2019, Automated Reasoning: Challenges, Applications, Directions, Exemplary achievements (ARCADE 2019), Natal, BrazilLocation: Natal, Brazil
The main goal of this workshop is to bring together key people from various subcommunities of automated reasoning---such as SAT/SMT, resolution, tableaux, theory-specific calculi (e.g. for description logic, arithmetic, set theory), interactive theorem proving---to discuss the present, past, and future of the field. The intention is to provide an opportunity to discuss broad issues facing the community. The structure of the workshop will be informal.For more information, see http://arcade2019.net/.
25 - 31 August 2019, Summer school on philosophical engineering, Duesseldorf, GermanyLocation: Duesseldorf, Germany
Contemporary analytic philosophy makes heavy use of formal methods. However, most of the time people engaged in such a formal endeavour are highly specialised, for which reason they quite often focus on one particular branch of formal philosophy. This is also reflected in contemporary philosophical curricula, which typically offer highly specialised courses on particular formal methods, but only rarely cover a broad range of them. This summer school aims at providing an introductory overview of the main methods applied in formal philosophy or philosophical engineering: logical devising, model building, programming and simulating, and employing digital resources in the broader realm of digital humanities.
By bringing together international experts in these fields, participants will gain competencies in applying a broad range of formal methods in their field of interest; for this purpose, each of the mentioned topics is covered by professional instructions, exercises, interactive group work, and the discussion of results by the participants. Furthermore, participants will be provided with opportunities to independently deepen their competencies in a particular topic of interest following completion of the course.The summer school is suitable for anyone with some basic knowledge in logic (as is gained, e.g., by completing an elementary university course on logic). The main target audience is MA and PhD students, however, this is not an exclusive criterion, for which reason the summer school is also open for BA students.
26 August 2019, Combined 26th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 16th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics (EXPRESS/SOS 2019), Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The EXPRESS/SOS workshop series aims at bringing together researchers interested in the formal semantics of systems and programming concepts, and in the expressiveness of computational models.
Invited speakers: Yuxin Deng (East China Normal University, China) - Tom Hirschowitz (CNRS / Savoie Mont Blanc University, France) - Kirstin Peters (TU Berlin, Germany).
26 August 2019, 2nd International Workshop on Recent Advancement in Concurrency and Logic (RADICAL 2019) , Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Concurrency and Logics are two of the most active research areas in the theoretical computer science domain. The literature in these fields is extensive and provides a plethora of logics and models for reasoning about intelligent and distributed systems. More recently, the interplay of concurrency and logic with other research areas has received much attention, as witnessed by recent editions of AI conferences. All these examples share the challenge of developing novel theories and tools for automated reasoning that take into account the behaviour of concurrent and multi-agent entities.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers working on different aspects of logic and concurrency in AI, multi-agent systems, and computer science, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view. Besides, it aims to promote research on Foundation of AI in other research communities that are traditionally Theoretical Computer Science-oriented.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/site/radicalconcur/.
27 - 30 August 2019, The 30th International Conference on Concurrency Theory (CONCUR 2019), Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The purpose of the CONCUR conferences is to bring together researchers, developers, and students in order to advance the theory of concurrency, and promote its applications.
CONCUR is co-located with:
- the 17th International Conference on Formal Modelling and Analysis of Timed Systems (FORMATS 2019)
- the Combined 26th International Workshop on Expressiveness in Concurrency and 16th Workshop on Structural Operational Semantics (EXPRESS/SOS 2019)
- the 8th IFIP WG 1.8 Workshop on Trends in Concurrency Theory (TRENDS 2019)
- the 4th International workshop on TIming Performance engineering for Safety critical systems (TIPS 2019)
- the 9th Young Researchers Workshop on Concurrency Theory (YR-CONCUR 2019)For more information, see https://event.cwi.nl/concur2019/.
30 - 31 August 2019, Bayes By The Sea 2019: Formal Epistemology, Statistics, & Game Theory, Ancona, ItalyLocation: Ancona, Italy
The second edition of the Bayes By the Sea conference: 'Formal Epistemology, Statistics, and Game Theory' aims to bring together philosophers of statistics and of the scientific method, methodologists and metascientists, as well as economists and game-theorists, in order to refresh the debate on the foundations of the sciences from new perspectives, with a special focus on scientific rationality, scientific misconduct, science economics, foundations of statistics and the scientific method, in diverse scientific ecosystems characterized by distinctive practices, structures, and institutions.
A special attention will be devoted this year also to formal/conceptual tools of game theory/rational choice theory in representing and studying the interactions of agents operating in scientific ecosystems as strategic behavior of rational players, whose repeated interactions shape the current scientific practices.
1 - 4 September 2019, 4th International Workshop on AI aspects in Reasoning, Languages, and Computation (AIRLangComp’19), Leipzig, GermanyLocation: Leipzig, Germany
There is general realization that computational models of human reasoning can be improved by integration of heterogeneous resources of information and AI techniques, e.g., multidimensional diagrams, images, language, syntax, semantics, memory. While the event targets promotion of integrated computational approaches, we invite contributions from any individual area related to information, formal and natural languages, computation, reasoning.
2 - 6 September 2019, 12th Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2019), Varna, BulgariaLocation: Varna, Bulgaria
RANLP (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing) is one of the most competitive and influential NLP conferences. The event is held biennially and traditionally includes pre-conference tutorials, main conference with Student Research Workshop, and post-conference specialised workshops.
All RANLP conferences feature keynote talks by leading experts in NLP. The confirmed keynote speakers at RANLP 2019 include Kenneth Church (Baidu USA), Hinrich Schütze (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) and Kyunghyun Cho (New York University).For more information, see http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2019/.
2 - 4 September 2019, Tenth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 2019), Bordeaux, FranceLocation: Bordeaux, France
The aim of the GandALF 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 a large number of research subjects, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization.For more information, see https://gandalf2019.sciencesconf.org/.
2 - 6 September 2019, Workshop Continuity, Computability, Constructivity - From Logic to Algorithms (CCC 2019), Ljubljana, SloveniaLocation: Ljubljana, Slovenia
CCC is a workshop series that brings together researchers applying logical methods to the development of algorithms, with a particular focus on computation with infinite data, where issues of continuity, computability and constructivity play major roles. Specific topics include exact real number computation, computable analysis, effective descriptive set theory, constructive analysis, and related areas. The overall aim is to apply logical methods in these disciplines to provide a sound foundation for obtaining exact and provably correct algorithms for computations with real numbers and other continuous data, which are of increasing importance in safety critical applications and scientific computation.
Invited Speakers: Hannes Diener (Christchurch, New Zealand) , Fabian Immler (Pittsburgh, USA), Florian Steinberg (Paris, France), Thomas Streicher (Darmstadt, France) and Holger Thies (Fukuoka, Japan). Tutorial Speaker: Helmut Schwichtenberg (Munich, Germany).For more information, see https://www.fmf.uni-lj.si/~simpson/ccc2019.
2 - 3 September 2019, 2nd Irvine-London-Munich-PoliMi-Salzburg Conference in Philosophy and Foundations of Physics (ILMPS 2019), Salzburg, AustriaLocation: Salzburg, Austria
Over the past decades, important contributions to the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physical theories have been made within the philosophical community. Conversely, critical analysis of the formal structures of our best physical theories inform central philosophical concerns, and in some cases new theorems have been proven and new lines of argument developed that are of philosophical significance. This conference series aims to bring together philosophers, physicists, and mathematicians working on such issues. This year's event will be held on September 2-3, 2019 at the University of Salzburg (Austria). It will immediately precede a workshop on "Symmetry and Equivalence in Physics" taking place on September 3-4, 2019.For more information, see https://ilmpsnetwork.wordpress.com/ilmps-2019/.
3 - 5 September 2019, 28th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2019), London, EnglandLocation: London, England
TABLEAUX is the main international conference at which research on all aspects - theoretical foundations, implementation techniques, systems development and applications - of the mechanization of tableaux-based reasoning and related methods is presented. Tableau methods offer a convenient and flexible set of tools for automated reasoning in classical logic, extensions of classical logic, and a large number of non-classical logics. For many logics, tableau methods can be generated automatically. Areas of application include verification of software and computer systems, deductive databases, knowledge representation and its required inference engines, teaching, and system diagnosis.
TABLEAUX 2019 will be co-located with the 12th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2019). The conferences will provide a rich programme of workshops, tutorials, invited talks, paper presentations and system descriptions.
3 - 5 September 2019, Working Formal Methods Symposium 2019 (FROM 2019), Timisoara, RomaniaLocation: Timisoara, Romania
FROM 2019 is the third event in a yearly workshop series. It aims to bring together researchers and practitioners who work on formal methods by contributing new theoretical results, methods, techniques, and frameworks, and/or make the formal methods to work by creating or using software tools that apply theoretical contributions. The program of the symposium will include invited lectures and regular contributions. FROM 2019 will be held in conjunction with SYNASC 2019.For more information, see http://from2019.projects.uvt.ro.
4 - 6 September 2019, The 12th International Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems (FroCoS 2019), London, EnglandLocation: London, England
FroCoS is the main international event for research on the development of techniques and methods for the combination and integration of formal systems, their modularization and analysis. The first FroCoS symposium was held in Munich, Germany, in 1996. Initially held every two years, since 2004 it has been organized annually with alternate years forming part of IJCAR. If we also count the IJCAR editions, this year FroCoS celebrates its 20th edition.
FroCoS 2019 will be co-located with the 28th International Conference on Automated Reasoning with Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods (TABLEAUX 2019). The two conferences will provide a rich programme of workshops, tutorials, invited talks, paper presentations and system descriptions. Like its predecessors, FroCoS 2019 seeks to offer a common forum for research in the general area of combination, modularization, and integration of systems, with emphasis on logic-based methods and their practical use.
4 - 6 September 2019, 23nd Workshop on Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2019 / LondonLogue), London (U.K.)Location: London (U.K.)
LondonLogue will be the 23rd 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 2019 the workshop will be hosted by Queen Mary University of London by the Cognitive Science Group (CogSci), and Computational Linguistics Lab and Human Interaction Lab.For more information, see https://semdial2019.github.io/.
5 - 7 September 2019, British Logic Colloquium 2019 (BLC 2019), Oxford, EnglandLocation: Oxford, EnglandCosts: GBP 45 (BLC members GBP 35, Students GBP 15)
The BLC meeting will start on the afternoon of Thursday 5 September with an event dedicated to postgraduate students. The talks from invited speakers will take place on 6 -7 September. On the afternoon of Friday 6 September, there will also be an event celebrating 50 years of the Maths & Philosophy programme in Oxford. The BLC meeting will end on Saturday 7 September around lunchtime.
Invited Speakers: Ehud Hrushovski (Oxford), Philip Welch (Bristol), Franziska Jahnke (Münster), Paola Bruscoli (Bath), Michael Benedikt (Oxford) and Johannes Stern (Bristol).
8 - 11 September 2019, 2nd International Summer School on Proof Theory, Swansea, WalesLocation: Swansea, Wales
The 2nd International Summer School on Proof Theory will be hosted by the Department of Computer Science at Swansea University under the auspices of The Proof Society and is sponsored by the London Mathematical Society. The Summer School will be co-located with the 2nd Workshop on Proof Theory and its Applications which will take place on September 11-13.
It is the aim of the summer school to cover basic and advanced topics in proof theory. The focus of the second edition will be on philosophy of proof theory, proof theory of impredicative theories, structural proof theory, proof mining, reverse mathematics, type theory and bounded arithmetic. Other areas like proof complexity, program extraction from proofs, and philosophy of constructive mathematics will be covered at the workshop.
The intended audience for the Summer School is advanced master students, PhD students postdocs and experienced researchers new to the field in mathematics, computer science and philosophy.For more information, see http://www.proofsociety.org/summer-school-2019/.
9 - 13 September 2019, 12th International Conference on Words (WORDS 2019), Loughborough, EnglandLocation: Loughborough, England
WORDS is a biannual international conference covering the mathematical theory of words (sequences of symbols) from all points of view: combinatorial, algebraic, algorithmic, as well as its applications to biology, linguistics, physics, and others.
Invited Speakers: Florin Manea (Kiel), Svetlana Puzynina (St. Petersburg), Antonio Restivo (Palermo), Gwenaël Richomme (Montpellier), Aleksi Saarela (Turku), and Kristina Vuskovic (Leeds).
(New) 9 - 11 September 2019, 13th Alpine Verification Meeting (AVM'19), Brno, Czech RepublicLocation: Brno, Czech Republic
The Alpine Verification Meeting (AVM) is an informal meeting on current problems in formal verification. The goal of the meeting is to bring together researchers from the region to update each other on their research and to have time for discussions about future research as well as possible collaborations. The meeting is open to the public.
The programme of AVM'19 will include three invited lectures, possibly complemented by two further talks on applications of verification in the industry (under negotiations).Invited speakers are Javier Esparza, Nikos Gorogiannis and Mauro Pezzè. The main part of the programme will be devoted to research talks by the participants, typically on results they have recently published, submitted for publication, or on an ongoing research. Students, in particular, are encouraged to participate and give a talk (though giving a talk is not required).For more information, see https://avm19.fit.vutbr.cz.
10 - 13 September 2019, Twenty-second International Conference on Text, Speech, & Dialogue (TSD 2019), Ljubljana, SloveniaLocation: Ljubljana, Slovenia
The history of the International Conference of Text, Speech and Dialogue (TSD) dates back to 1997 when the event was held for the first time, that time as an international workshop, in Mariánské Lázně. The essential idea behind the project was to establish a scientific meeting platform that would act as a bridge between the East and the West. Since then an uninterrupted row of the TSD conferences has been organised by Brno (even years) and Plzeň (odd years) crews.
TSD2019 will explore the topics in the field of speech and natural language processing, in particular:
corpora, texts, transcription, and translation;
speech analysis, recognition, and synthesis;
their intertwining within dialogue systems.
10 - 15 September 2019, 3rd School on Foundations of Programming and Software Systems (FoPPS 2019): Nominal Techniques, Warsaw, PolandLocation: Warsaw, Poland
The Summer School on Foundations of Programming and Software Systems (FoPSS) was jointly created by EATCS, ETAPS, ACM SIGLOG and ACM SIGPLAN. It was first organised in 2017. The goal is to introduce the participants to various aspects of computation theory and programming languages. The school, spread over a single week, is aimed at students and researchers in Theoretical Computer Science, broadly construed. Each year the school is focused on a particular, actively researched topic.
Our focus in 2019 are Nominal Techniques in Computer Science. For the introduction and cornerstone contributions to this area Murdoch J. Gabbay and Andrew M. Pitts received the 2019 Alonzo Church Award. Both of them are among the lecturers of FoPSS 2019.
The summer school is co-located with Highlights 2019, the 7th annual conference on Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata 17-20 September.For more information, see https://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~fopss19/.
12 - 14 September 2019, Workshop: Assertion and Proof (WAP 2019), Lecce, ItalyLocation: Lecce, Italy
The notion of assertion plays a key inferential role and has a long tradition in logic. It is a key ingredient in most logical systems, either implicitly or explicitly. The idea of assertion thus appears strongly invariant across a range of logical theories, logical methods, and logical notations.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars interested in the analysis of the logical notion of assertion and other related notions such as inference, proof, argument, meaning of logical constants that may receive an assertion-based interpretation.
A satellite event to WAP 2019 is the workshop "Peirce on Assertion".
15 - 20 September 2019, 19th International Workshop on OCL and Textual Modeling (OCL 2019), Munich, GermanyLocation: Munich, Germany
The goal of this workshop is to create a forum where researchers and practitioners interested in building models using OCL or other kinds of textual languages (e.g., OCL, textual MOF, Epsilon, or Alloy) can directly interact, report advances, share results, identify tools for language development, and discuss appropriate standards. In particular, the workshop will encourage discussions for achieving synergy from different modeling language concepts and modeling language use. The close interaction will enable researchers and practitioners to identify common interests and options for potential cooperation.
The workshop will be co-located with MODELS 2019 ACM/IEEE 22nd International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and System.For more information, see http://oclworkshop.github.io.
16 - 20 September 2019, Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation (TbiLLC 2019), Batumi, GeorgiaLocation: Batumi, Georgia
The Thirteenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation will be held 16-20 September 2019 in Batumi, Georgia.
The Symposium series is organized by the Tbilisi State University and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam in conjunction with the Institute of Linguistics and Information Science of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. The programme will include tutorials on Logic, Language and Computation, and a series of invited lecturers. There will be two workshops (on Language and on Logic and Computation) embedded in the conference programme.
16 - 20 September 2019, Workshop on Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities (SSPAM), Batumi, GeorgiaLocation: Batumi, Georgia
The workshop “Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics of Aspect Across Modalities” wants to discuss recent advances in the research on inner and outer aspects and their interaction. This workshop will take place at the 13th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation.
16 - 19 September 2019, 3rd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2019), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, Italy
The International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR) is the leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning. Stemming from the synergy between the well-known RuleML and RR events, one of the main goals of this conference is to build bridges between academia and industry.
RuleML+RR 2019 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It provides a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems. RuleML+RR 2019 is part of BRAIN 2019, the Bolzano Rules and Artificial Intelligence Summit.For more information, see http://2019.ruleml-rr.org.
17 - 19 September 2019, 5th Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2019), Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, Italy
he core objective of GCAI 2019 is to bring together the two main souls of AI, namely symbolic reasoning and machine/deep learning, applied to both software and robotic systems. GCAI 2019 will be held as part of the Bolzano Rules and Artificial INtelligence Summit (BRAIN 2019).For more information, see https://gcai2019.inf.unibz.it/.
20 - 24 September 2019, 35th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2019), Las Cruces NM, U.S.A.Location: Las Cruces NM, U.S.A.
Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international event for presenting research in logic programming. Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming, including but not restricted to Foundations, Languages, Declarative programming, Implementation, Related Paradigms and Synergies, and Applications.
Besides the main track, ICLP 2019 will host additional tracks and special sessions:
- Applications Track
- Sister Conferences and Journal Presentation Track
- Special Session: Women in Logic Programming
- Research Challenges in Logic Programming TrackFor more information, see https://www.cs.nmsu.edu/ALP/iclp2019/.
20 - 26 September 2019, Fourth International Autumn School "Proof & Computation", Herrsching, GermanyLocation: Herrsching, Germany
The aim of the autumn school is to bring together young researchers in the field of Foundations of Mathematics, Computer Science and Philosophy. Scope: Predicative Foundations, Constructive Mathematics and Type Theory, Computation in Higher Types, and Extraction of Programs from Proofs.
Courses include Ingo Blechschmidt on Generalized Spaces for Constructive Algebra, Stefania Centrone on Proof Theory, Thierry Coquand on Applications of Type Theory, Anton Freund on Dilators, Tatsuji Kawai on Concepts of Continuity, and Dominique Larchey on Extraction of Programs in Coq. There will be an opportunity to form ad-hoc groups working on specific projects, but also to discuss in more general terms the vision of constructing correct programs from proofs.For more information, see http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/~schwicht/pc19.php or contact xu at math.lmu.de.
20 - 22 September 2019, 11th Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium (SPE11), Warsaw, PolandLocation: Warsaw, Poland
The purpose of the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe (SPE) colloquia is to provide a forum for presenting research in the interface between linguistic semantics and various areas of philosophy (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind/cognition, metaphysics etc.). This year's Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium features a general session as well as two special sessions (preceded by tutorials):
1 - Subjectivity: Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives
2 - Truthmaker Semantics and Situations
There will also be two invited lectures on the influence of the Lvov-Warsaw School on contemporary semantics and philosophy of language.For more information, see https://spe2019.uw.edu.pl/index.html.
20 - 24 September 2019, 15th International Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2019): "Explainable AI", Bolzano, ItalyLocation: Bolzano, Italy
The 15th Reasoning Web Summer School brings together leading AI researchers to share their ideas and knowledge about how to make AI more explainable. The school is a five-day intensive training course that interleaves lectures and hands-on sessions. Participants learn about exciting new methods and technologies, and at the same time get to know their peers and senior researchers in their area. Our focus topic "Explainable AI" has many ties to formal logic, but it also connects to machine learning, knowledge representation, planning, databases, and formal methods.
RW 2019 is aimed at a wide audience of young post-graduate researchers, most typically early-stage Ph.D. candidates, but also advanced Master students and more senior Ph.D. candidates and PostDocs who want to deepen their knowledge. Basics of knowledge representation and reasoning will be helpful for benefiting from the contents of the school. Reasoning Web is co-located with RuleML+RR 2019, GCAI 2019, and DecisionCAMP 2019, which come together for the Bolzano Rules and Artificial Intelligence Summit (BRAIN).
20 - 25 September 2019, Epistemic Extensions of Logic Programming (EELP 2019), Las Cruces NM, U.S.A.Location: Las Cruces NM, U.S.A.
Several successful logic programming languages have been proposed in the literature. Researchers have long recognized the need for epistemic operators in these languages. A central question is that of the definition of a rigorous and intuitive semantics for such epistemic operators, which is still subject of ongoing research. Notions of equivalence, structural properties, and the inter-relationships between logic programming languages and established logics are all subjects being actively investigated.
Another important topic is that of practical solvers to compute answers to logic programs that contain epistemic operators. Several solvers are actively developed, building on established solvers, or using rewriting-based approaches. For practical applications, additional language features are actively explored in order to be able to apply epistemic extensions of logic programming langauges to practical problems.
The goal of this workshop is to facilitate discussions regarding these topics and a productive exchange of ideas. The workshop is part of the International Conference of Logic Programming (ICLP) 2019.
23 - 25 September 2019, 1st International Workshop on Ontologies for Digital Humanities and their Social Analysis (WODHSA), Graz, AustriaLocation: Graz, Austria
This workshop is part of The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) Episode V. The purpose of the workshop is twofold: on the one hand, to gather original research work about both application and theoretical issues emerging in the elaboration of conceptual models, ontologies, and Semantic Web technologies for the Digital Humanities (DH) and, on the other hand, to collect studies on the philosophical and social impact of such models.
The complementary character of these two kinds of contributions should allow both modelers and users to be more aware of the modeling choices behind models and applications and of the theories that constitute the background of such choices. This would enhance transparency and reliability of the adopted models and thus understanding and trust on the side of stakeholders and users.For more information, see http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/WODHSA/.
23 - 26 September 2019, German conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2019), Kassel, GermanyLocation: Kassel, Germany
KI 2019 is the 42nd edition of the German Conference on Artificial Intelligence organized in cooperation with the AI Chapter of the German Society for Informatics (GI-FBKI).
KI traditionally brings together academic and industrial researchers from all areas of AI, providing an ideal place for exchanging news and research results of intelligent system technology. While KI is primarily attended by researchers from Germany and neighboring countries, it warmly welcomes international participation.
23 - 25 September 2019, Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO 2019), Graz, AustriaLocation: Graz, Austria
The JOWO workshops address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics. JOWO is especially suitable for interdisciplinary and innovative formats.
The following workshops are being organized:
- 2nd International Workshop on Bad or Good Ontology (BOG)
- Cognition And OntologieS (CAOS IV)
- Contextual Representations of Events and Objects in Language (CREOL).
- Workshop on Data meets Applied Ontologies in Open Science and Innovation (DAO-SI)
- 10th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry (FOMI)
- Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST).
- Ontologies and Data in Life Sciences 2019 (ODLS 2019)
- The Shape of Things (SHAPES 5.0).
- Social, Legal and Economic Entities (SoLEE)
- Second Workshop on INteraction-based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS-2)
- 1st International Workshop on Ontologies for Digital Humanities and their Social Analysis (WODHSA)
- 4th International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2019)
In addition, JOWO 2019 will host five tutorials:
- Data-driven ontology engineering with Relational Concept Analysis (DOnEReCA)
- Introduction to Foundational Ontologies (FOUNT)
- Semantic similarity and machine learning with ontologies.
- SNOMED CT Tutorial
- Top Level Ontologies (ISO/IEC 21838)
23 - 25 September 2019, Second Workshop on INteraction-based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS-2), Graz, AustriaLocation: Graz, Austria
This Second Workshop on INteraction-based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS-2) collocated with JOWO 2019 is aimed at researchers and practitioners investigating issues related to aspects of (autonomous) knowledge sharing, where the integration of knowledge is inherently interaction-based, irrespective of whether the interaction is machine to machine, or human to machine.
Gradually expanding, distributed systems heighten the need of dynamic interactive knowledge-sharing processes and ever more sophisticated mechanisms are used to acquire and elicit knowledge. A paradigm shift has emerged that views knowledge creation, curation and evolution as a collaborative and interactive process between autonomous entities. As a highly interdisciplinary workshop, WINKS-2 invites submissions that address the fundamental issues and challenges posed by interaction-based approaches to knowledge sharing. At the same time, we are interested in submissions that provide solutions for allowing knowledge sharing interactively, with a particular focus on the processes, mechanisms and protocols underlying the proposed solution.For more information, see https://www.iiia.csic.es/winks-2/.
23 - 25 September 2019, Workshop on Ontology of Social, Legal and Economic Entities (SoLEE 2019), Graz, AustriaLocation: Graz, Austria
Understanding the ontological nature of social, legal and economic concepts and institutions is crucial for providing principled modelling in many important domains such as enterprise modelling, business processes, and social ontology. A significant number of fundamental concepts that are ubiquitous in economics, social, and legal sciences - such as value, risk, capability, good, service, exchange, transaction, competition, social norm, group, institution - have only recently been approached from a specifically ontological perspective. It is therefore important to offer a venue to gather the recent contributions to this topic.
This workshop is part of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2019), and relates mainly to two previous events (SoLE-BD and Ontology of Economics 2018). The goals of the workshop are:
- to collect approaches to deal with social, legal and economic entities in foundational and applied ontologies,
- discuss applications of these approaches to social, legal and economic entities in ontologies for biomedicine and business informatics, and
- serve as a meeting point for stakeholders from applied ontology and the respective domain disciplines.For more information, see https://solee-2019.github.io/.
23 - 25 September 2019, 4th International Workshop on Cognition and Ontologies (CAOS 2019), Graz, AustriaLocation: Graz, Austria
The purpose of the workshop is to bridge the gap between the cognitive sciences and research on ontologies and, thus, to create a venue for researchers interested in interdisciplinary aspects of knowledge representation. More specifically CAOS addresses the difficult question of how key cognitive phenomena and concepts (and the involved terminology) can be found across language, psychology and reasoning and how this can be formally and ontologically understood, analyzed and represented.
We aim to address to an interdisciplinary audience, by inviting scholars in philosophy, computer science, logic, conceptual modelling, knowledge representation, and cognitive science to contribute to the discussion.
This workshop is part of The Joint Ontology Workshops JOWO 2019.For more information, see https://caos.inf.unibz.it/.
23 - 26 September 2019, 8th Workshop on Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief (DKB-2019) and 7th Workshop KI & Kognition (KIK-2019): Formal and Cognitive Reasoning , Kassel, GermanyLocation: Kassel, Germany
Information for real life AI applications is usually pervaded by uncertainty and subject to change, and thus demands for non-classical reasoning approaches. At the same time, psychological findings indicate that human reasoning cannot be completely described by classical logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies. A wide range of reasoning mechanism has to be considered, such as analogical or defeasible reasoning. The field of knowledge representation and reasoning offers a rich palette of methods for uncertain reasoning both to describe human reasoning and to model AI approaches.
The aim of this series of workshops is to address recent challenges and to present novel approaches to uncertain reasoning and belief change in their broad senses, and in particular provide a forum for research work linking different paradigms of reasoning.For more information, see https://www.fernuni-hagen.de/wbs/dkbkik2019.html.
23 - 25 September 2019, 2nd International Workshop on Bad Or Good Ontology (BOG 2019), Graz, AustriaLocation: Graz, Austria
As ontologies are used in more domains and applications and as they grow in size, the consequences of bad ontology design become more critical. Bad ontologies may be inconsistent, have unwanted consequences, be ridden with anti-patterns, or simply be incomprehensible. In general, bad ontologies present design mistakes that make their use and maintenance problematic or impossible.
This workshop, part of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2019), aims to bring together research on all aspects to bad or good ontology design, including use cases and systematic reviews of bad or good ontology design, techniques and tools for diagnosing, explaining, and repairing bad ontologies, and approaches or benchmarks for evaluating such techniques.For more information, see http://bog.inf.unibz.it/.
23 - 27 September 2019, CPS Summer School 2019 "Designing Cyber-Physical Systems - From concepts to implementation", Alghero, ItalyLocation: Alghero, Italy
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are complex and autonomous ensembles of different components that interact to offer smart and adaptive functionalities. These systems are increasingly used in a variety of applications with a growing market, potentially bringing about significant social benefits. However, there is no such thing as a free lunch, and there area several new challenges and trade-offs to face when designing CPS, especially since they should be able to adapt to the changing environments, or heal themselves. Uncertain operation environments and interactions with humans as users and/or as operators complicate the scenarios of these ever increasingly pervasive systems.
The CPS summer school is targeted at students, research scientists, and R&D experts from academia and industry, who want to learn about CPS engineering and applications. The program is composed of both lectures and practical sessions, covering all the design phases of CPS (i.e., from concept to the definition of the final system and the discussion of the key challenges).
23 - 25 September 2019, 3rd Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST III) , Graz, AustriaLocation: Graz, Austria
Foundational ontologies are attempts to systematise those categories of thought or reality which are common to all or almost all subject-matters. Commonly considered examples of such categories include 'object', 'quality', 'function', 'role', 'process', 'event', 'time', and 'place'. Amongst existing foundational ontologies, there is both a substantial measure of agreement and some dramatic disagreements. There is currently no uniform consensus concerning how a foundational ontology should be organised, how far its 'reach' should be (e.g., is the distinction between physical and non-physical entities sufficiently fundamental to be included here?), and even what role it should play in relation to more specialised domain ontologies.
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present work on specific foundational ontologies as well as foundational ontologies in general and their relations to each other and to the wider ontological enterprise. The FOUST III workshop will be co-located with the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2019).
2 - 4 October 2019, Trends in Logic 2019, Moscow, RussiaLocation: Moscow, Russia
The 19th Trends in Logic international conference will be held in Moscow, Russia from October 2 to October 4, 2019. It is organized by the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the journal Studia Logica.Invited Speakers:
For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/trendsinlogic2019/.
- Lev Beklemishev (Moscow, Russia)
- Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Per Martin-Löf (Stokholm, Sweden)
- Graham Priest (New York, USA)
9 October 2019, Dynamic Logic: New Trends and Applications (DaLí 2019), Porto, PortugalLocation: Porto, Portugal
Building on the pioneer intuitions of Floyd-Hoare logic, dynamic logic was introduced in the 70's as a suitable logic to reason about, and verify, classic imperative programs. Since then, the original intuitions grew to an entire family of logics, which became increasingly popular for assertional reasoning about a wide range of computational systems. Simultaneously, their object (i.e. the very notion of a program) evolved in unexpected ways. This lead to dynamic logics tailored to specific programming paradigms and extended to new computing domains, including probabilistic, continuous and quantum computation. Both its theoretical relevance and practical potential make dynamic logic a topic of interest in a number of scientific venues, from wide-scope software engineering conferences to modal logic specific events. However, no specific event is exclusively dedicated to it. This workshop aims at filling fill such a gap, joining an heterogeneous community of colleagues, from Academia to Industry, from Mathematics to Computer Science.For more information, see http://workshop.dali.di.uminho.pt/.
11 - 12 October 2019, Defeasible Inference in Philosophy & AI, Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.Location: Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from philosophy, computer science, and allied disciplines who work on non-monotonic logics and defeasible inference. The idea is to bring traditional philosophical reflections on these topics-- such as defeat in epistemology, prima facie duties in ethics, and belief revision in philosophy of science-- together with the rich tradition of non-monotonic logics in computer science and artificial intelligence, including default logic and logic programming.
This will be a 1.5 day workshop (half day Friday 11 October afternoon, full day Saturday 12 October), with approximately 30 participants, including 4 invited talks, 2-3 contributed talks, and a poster session.
14 - 16 October 2019, 7th International Conference on Statistical Language & Speech Processing (SLSP 2019), Ljubljana, SloveniaLocation: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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 conferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between the two domains will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2019, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.
SLSP 2019 will consist of invited talks, peer-reviewed contributions and posters.
15 - 16 October 2019, 4th Workshop on Philosophy, Logic and Analytical Metaphysics (Filomena 2019), Bergen, NorwayLocation: Bergen, Norway
The 4th of the FILOMENA Workshop (FIlosofia, LOgica e MEtafísica aNAlítica) has the purpose of gathering logicians working at the intersection of Logic and Metaphysics, through the application of formal methods in Philosophy. Our keynote speakers are: Daniel Durante (UFRN, Brazil), Michaela Mcsweeney (Boston University, USA) and Peter Peter Verdee (UCLouvain, Belgium).
The 4th Filomena Workshop will be followed on the 17-18 by the workshop 'How do logics explain?'. All participants of Filomena are cordially invited to attend this workshop as well.For more information, see http://filomenaworkshop.weebly.com/current-edition.html or contact filomenaworkshop at gmail.com.
16 - 19 October 2019, 26th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2019), Malaga, SpainLocation: Malaga, Spain
Since 1994, the TIME International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning aims to bring together researchers in the area of temporal reasoning in Computer Science. TIME 2019 will be organized as a combination of technical paper presentations, keynote talks, and tutorials, encompassing three tracks (Time in Artificial Intelligence, Temporal DataBases, Temporal Logic and Reasoning).For more information, see https://sites.google.com/unife.it/time-2019.
18 - 21 October 2019, The Seventh International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-VII), South-West University, Chongqing, ChinaLocation: South-West University, Chongqing, China
The International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI) conference series aims at bringing
together researchers working on a wide variety of logic-related fields that concern the understanding of rationality and interaction. The series aims at fostering a view of Logic as an interdisciplinary endeavor, and supports the creation of an East-Asian community of interdisciplinary researchers.
24 - 26 October 2019, Conference on Rational Approaches in Language Science (RAILS), Saarbruecken, GermanyLocation: Saarbruecken, Germany
The language sciences increasingly have in common their adoption of rational probabilistic approaches, such as Bayesian, Information Theoretic, and Game Theoretic frameworks. The goal of this conference is to bring together speech and language researchers whose scientific contributions reflect the full diversity of disciplines and methodologies - from speech to discourse, on-line processing to corpus-based investigation, through to language change and evolution - that have benefited from, and share, such rational explanations.
Keynote speakers: Gerhard Jaeger (Tuebingen University), Gina Kuperberg (Tufts University), Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh) and Rory Turnbull (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa).For more information, see http://rails.sfb1102.uni-saarland.de/.
26 - 27 October 2019, The Fourteenth International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2019), Auckland, New ZealandLocation: Auckland, New Zealand
Ontology matching is a key interoperability enabler for the Semantic Web, as well as a useful technique in some classical data integration tasks dealing with the semantic heterogeneity problem. It takes ontologies as input and determines as output an alignment, that is, a set of correspondences between the semantically related entities of those ontologies. These correspondences can be used for various tasks, such as ontology merging, data interlinking, query answering or process mapping.
The workshop has three goals: 1. To bring together leaders from academia, industry and user institutions to assess how academic advances are addressing real-world requirements. 2. To conduct an extensive and rigorous evaluation of ontology matching and instance matching (link discovery) approaches through the OAEI 2019 campaign. 3. To examine new uses, similarities and differences from database schema matching, which has received decades of attention but is just beginning to transition to mainstream tools.For more information, see http://om2019.ontologymatching.org/.
28 - 31 October 2019, 22nd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems (PRIMA 2019), Torino, ItalyLocation: Torino, Italy
Software systems are becoming more intelligent in the kind of functionality they offer users. At the same time, systems are becoming more decentralized, with components that represent autonomous entities who must communicate among themselves to achieve their goals. Examples of such systems range from healthcare and emergency relief and disaster management to e-business and smarts grids. A multiagent worldview is crucial to properly conceptualizing, building, and governing such systems. It offers abstractions such as intelligent agent, protocol, norm, organization, trust, incentive, and so on, and is rooted in solid computational and software engineering foundations. As a large but still growing research field of Computer Science, multiagent systems today remain a unique enabler of interdisciplinary research.For more information, see http://prima2019.di.unito.it.
29 - 30 October 2019, 5th International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC 2019), Bergamo, ItalyLocation: Bergamo, Italy
Today more than ever computers have taken center stage in our lives: science, economy, politics, art, there is no single human endeavour that has been left unaffected by Information Technologies. People connected to the Internet can enjoy an unprecedented amount of information and computing power at their disposal, but more and more negative side effects of a widespread use of computers are brought to our attention: automation bias, echo chambers, shortened attention spans, job displacement, election hacking are just a few examples. The need to conduct a systematic and well-informed discussion in a context ranging from theoretical and mathematical problems to labour and resource exploitation issues is evident.
HaPoC's appeal to historical and philosophical reflection aims at addressing this shortcoming. We aim to bring together researchers exploring the various aspects of computation: historians, philosophers, computer scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, designers, manufacturers, practitioners, artists, logicians, mathematicians, each with their own experience and expertise, all part of a society impacted by computation, and all necessary to the creation of a better discourse.
31 October - 2 November 2019, 30th Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, Strasbourg, FranceLocation: Strasbourg, France
The Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics is an annual international conference aimed at PhD and postdoctoral students (young scholars) in the history and philosophy of mathematics.
Mathematical knowledge is commonly thought of as being essentially universal: its truths are eternal and incontrovertible, its propositions understandable and agreeable by all, independent of linguistic, cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds. However, global knowledge, as mathematics seems to be, is always produced locally. As such, it hinges upon collectively shared ways of practicing, writing, and communicating mathematics. This year's Novembertagung invites participants to reflect on the theme 'Mathematical Cultures, Values, & Norms'. The invited speakers are June Barrow-Green (Open University) and Roy Wagner (ETH Zurich).
1 - 3 November 2019, 8th International Workshop on Many-Valued Logic (ManyVal 2019), Bucharest, RomaniaLocation: Bucharest, Romania
ManyVal is a series of international workshops on the logical and algebraic aspects of many-valued reasoning. The aim of the workshops is to gather both established and young researchers sharing an interest for a specific topic. Accordingly, each edition has a sharp focus. The attendance is limited in order to facilitate close and informal interaction. There are no parallel sessions.
ManyVal 2019 will focus on Probabilities, modalities and algebraic structures in many-valued logics.
19 - 22 November 2019, The 18th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIIA 2019), Rende, ItalyLocation: Rende, Italy
AIIA 2019 is organized by the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIIA – Associazione Italiana per l’Intelligenza Artificiale), 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. The conference covers broadly the many aspects of theoretical and applied Artificial Intelligence. A series of workshops dedicated to specific topics enhances the program.For more information, see https://aiia2019.mat.unical.it.
27 - 29 November 2019, Carlos di Prisco Birthday Meeting, Bogota, ColombiaLocation: Bogota, Colombia
Carlos di Prisco will turn 70 years old in October 2019. This conference is held in honor of his life and work.
It is intended for a wide audience, especially for students, but will also include the participation of mathematicians who have worked with Carlos and are close to him.
Invited speakers include J. Bagaria, C. Brech, J. Lopez-Abad, N. Dobrinen, A. Arias, and X. Caicedo.For more information, see here .
28 - 29 November 2019, Mental Representations in a Mechanical World, Bochum, GermanyLocation: Bochum, Germany
The concept of representation is ubiquitous in cognitive science and in the philosophy of mind. Neural representations are postulated by neuroscientists to explain sub-personal phenomena such as the processing of visual information in the brain, while mental representations are taken to explain person-level phenomena, such as imagination, or consciousness. But non-representationalists contend that postulating representations of any sort is unnecessary or problematic. This workshop investigates the status of representations in a mechanical account of the mind and cognition. One core question will be whether the status of neural and mental representation is equally problematic. A second core question concerns the relationship between neural and mental representations.
Speakers: Joe Dewhurst (LMU), Carrie Figdor (Iowa), Jolien Francken (Amsterdam), Matej Kohar (RUB), Beate Krickel (RUB), Marcin Milkowski (Polish Academy of Sciences) and Karina Vold (Cambridge).For more information, see http://meta4e.com/workshop/.
16 - 20 December 2019, XVIIIth Simposio Latino Americano de Logica Matematica (SLALM 2019), Conception, ChileLocation: Conception, Chile
The SLALM was conceived in the late 1960s by Abraham Robinson, who at the time was President of the ASL. It brings together the community of researchers in logic in Latin America and is nourished by the crucial participation of researchers from around the world.For more information, see http://slalmxviii.udec.cl.
13 - 16 January 2020, CSL 2020: Computer Science Logic, Barcelona, SpainLocation: Barcelona, Spain
Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). It is an interdisciplinary conference, spanning across both basic and application oriented research in mathematical logic and computer science.
18 - 21 January 2020, Fifth International Meeting of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice (APMP 2020), Zuerich, SwitzerlandLocation: Zuerich, Switzerland
Keynote speakers: Gisele Secco (Univ. Federal de Santa Maria, Brasil), Jemma Lorenat (Pitzer College, USA), Øystein Linnebo (Univ. of Oslo, Norway), Jeremy Avigad (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), Vincenzo De Risi (Laboratoire SPHère, CNRS-Univ. Paris 7, France).For more information, see http://www.hpm.ethz.ch/apmp2020.html.
30 March - 2 April 2020, 23rd International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT 2020), Copenhagen, DenmarkLocation: Copenhagen, Denmark
ICDT is an international conferences series that addresses the principles and theory of data management. Since 2009, it is annually and jointly held with EDBT, the international conference on extending database technology.
As ICDT strives to broaden its scope, ICDT 2020 will have a Reach Out Track that calls for novel formal frameworks or directions for database theory and/or connections between principles of data management and other communities.For more information, see https://databasetheory.org/icdt-pages.
3 - 14 August 2020, 32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2020), Utrecht, The NetherlandsLocation: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants each year from all the world.
The main focus of the program of the summer schools is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited lectures.