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  • (Updated) 30 May 2024, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Adam Bjorndahl

    Date & Time: Thursday 30 May 2024, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Adam Bjorndahl (Carnegie Mellon University)
    Title: Belief and Causation
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15 in Science Park 107 and online.
  • 31 May 2024, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Luke Gardiner

    Date & Time: Friday 31 May 2024, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Luke Gardiner (Cambridge)
    Title: Infinite exponent partition relations on higher analogues of the reals
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • (New) 3 June 2024, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Ivano Ciardelli

    Date & Time: Monday 3 June 2024, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Ivano Ciardelli
    Title: Inquisitive modal logic—an overview
    Location: Zoom

    The Nordic Online Logic Seminar (NOL Seminar) is organised monthly over Zoom, with expository talks on topics of interest for the broader logic community. The seminar is open for professional or aspiring logicians and logic aficionados worldwide.

    See the announcement for the next talk below. If you wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, please subscribe here: https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic.

  • 4 June 2024, Virtual Ethical Innovation Lecture Series, Markus Gottschling

    Date & Time: Tuesday 4 June 2024, 13:00-13:45
    Speaker: Markus Gottschling (Universität Tübingen)
    Title: Persuasive Machines and the Rhetoric of Generative AI

    The upcoming Virtual Ethical Innovation Lecture Series (hosted by the Ethical Innovation Hub of the University of Lübeck, Germany) will feature a diverse lineup of speakers addressing critical topics at the intersection of ethics and innovation with a particular focus on issues of artificial intelligence. Each session will consist of a short talk and a pen Q&A session.

    For more information, see https://www.eih.uni-luebeck.de/veilseries.
  • (Updated) 5 June 2024, LLAMA seminar, Lutz Schröder

    Date & Time: Wednesday 5 June 2024, 11:00-12:00
    Speaker: Lutz Schröder (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
    Title: Spectra of behavioural metrics via graded semantics
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-schroeder-2024 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 7 June 2024, ILLC Open Day and Reunion

    Date & Time: Friday 7 June 2024, 13:00-22:00
    Location: ILLC, Science Park, Amsterdam

    On June 7th, the ILLC will organise an Open Day, similar to the open day held in 2019. The Open Day will be followed by an ILLC Reunion for all former and current staff and students.

    Click here for the program and latest updates about both events and to register for the reunion. 

    For more information, see here or at https://www.illc.uva.nl/Open-days-and-reunions/Open-day-and-reunion-2024/ or contact Alexandra (Alex) Zieglerová at .
  • 10 - 12 June 2024, Workshop "Using Artificial Neural Networks for Studying Human Language Learning and Processing"

    Date: 10 - 12 June 2024
    Location: ILLC, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

    Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) have proven to be powerful learning devices for language-related tasks, as demonstrated by recent progress in artificial intelligence driven by large, Transformer-based language models. But how can ANNs inform us about human language learning and processing? Our three-day workshop brings together researchers working on cognitively motivated and linguistic questions in studying the language processing mechanisms and learning trajectories of ANNs.

    For the first two days of the programme, we hope to stimulate discussion on the workshop theme through contributed presentations from our workshop participants and keynote speakers. The final day is focussed on active interactions and collaboration between participants, through small-scale tutorials and joint group work on a collaborative task.

    For more information, see https://ann-humlang.github.io/workshop/#programme or contact Tamar Johnson at .
  • 14 June 2024, FOAM Seminar, Bernhard Nebel

    Date & Time: Friday 14 June 2024, 15:00-16:15
    Speaker: Bernhard Nebel (Freiburg)
    Title: On the Computational Complexity of Multi-Agent Pathfinding on Directed Graphs
    Location: Room L3.33, ILLC Lab42, Science Park 900, Amsterdam

    Abstract:
    “Multi-agent pathfinding”, also called “pebble motion on graphs” or “cooperative pathfinding”, is the problem of deciding the existence of or generating a collision-free movement plan for a set of agents moving on a graph. While the non-optimizing variant of multi-agent pathfinding on undirected graphs is known to be a polynomial-time problem since forty years, a similar result for directed graphs was missing. In the talk, it will be shown that this problem is NP-complete. For strongly connected directed graphs, however, the problem is polynomial. And both of these results hold even if one allows for synchronous rotations on fully occupied cycles.

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/FOAM/posts/talk15/ or contact Gregor Behnke at , or Ronald de Haan at .
  • 14 June 2024, DIP Colloquium, Robert C. May

    Date & Time: Friday 14 June 2024, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Robert C. May (UC Davis)
    Title: Frege's Logic: From Begriffsschrift to Grundgesetze
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 14 June 2024, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Fatima Scha

    Date & Time: Friday 14 June 2024, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Fatima Scha (Amsterdam)
    Title: Contemporary research on paraconsistent set theory: an overview
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 17 June 2024, FOAM Seminar, Yuri Gurevich

    Date & Time: Monday 17 June 2024, 15:00-16:15
    Speaker: Yuri Gurevich
    Title: On Logic and AI (and Mathematics)
    Location: Room TBA at LAB42, Amsterdam Science Park 900
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/FOAM/posts/talk15b/ or contact Gregor Behnke at , or Ronald de Haan at .
  • 21 June 2024, Dutch Logic PhD Day 2024, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

    Date: Friday 21 June 2024
    Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Target audience: PhD students in logic (and related areas) in the Netherlands (if places are available, the event is also open to master's students).
    Costs: Free
    Deadline: Friday 24 May 2024

    The Dutch Logic PhD Day 2024 is a VvL event that brings together PhD students in Logic and related areas (such as philosophy, computer science and AI) to foster exchanges of ideas and collaborations between young researchers from all over the Netherlands.

    The event is planned as a full-day event, during which PhDs students will have the possibility to present their research in the form of contributed talks.

  • 21 June 2024, Current Affairs Meeting 2024

    Date & Time: Friday 21 June 2024, 15:30-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    Note: Because this year's Summer Colloquium will merge with the ILLC Open day, we are organising only the Current Affairs Meeting this time.
    The purpose of the Current Affairs Meeting is to inform you about issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and/or the Master of Logic programme. We will also use this opportunity to welcome new members of staff and to provide you with an update about upcoming and other plans.

    For more information, contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • 24 June 2024, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Cassandra Jacobs

    Date & Time: Monday 24 June 2024, 16:00
    Speaker: Cassandra Jacobs (University at Buffalo)
    Location: Room L3.36, ILLC Lab42, Science Park 900, Amsterdam / Online
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 28 June 2024, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Deborah Kant

    Date & Time: Friday 28 June 2024, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Deborah Kant (Hamburg)
    Title: Forcing, models, and set-theoretic practice: What do we learn about ontology?
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 8 - 12 July 2024, Computability in Europe 2024: Twenty years of theoretical and practical synergies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Date: 8 - 12 July 2024
    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Saturday 10 February 2024

    CiE (Computability in Europe) is a European association of mathematicians, logicians, computer scientists, philosophers, physicists and others interested in new developments in computability and their underlying significance for the real world.

    The CiE conferences serve as an interdisciplinary forum for research in all aspects of computability, foundations of computer science, logic, and theoretical computer science, as well as the interplay of these areas with practical issues in computer science and with other disciplines such as biology, mathematics, philosophy, or physics. CiE 2024 will be an anniversary event. It is the 20th conference organized by Ci , in the same place as the first edition, Amsterdam.

  • 9 July 2024, Virtual Ethical Innovation Lecture Series, Aleksandra Vuèkoviæ

    Date & Time: Tuesday 9 July 2024, 13:00-13:45
    Speaker: Aleksandra Vuèkoviæ (University of Belgrade)
    Title: Can AI Contribute to Fairness in Education?

    The upcoming Virtual Ethical Innovation Lecture Series (hosted by the Ethical Innovation Hub of the University of Lübeck, Germany) will feature a diverse lineup of speakers addressing critical topics at the intersection of ethics and innovation with a particular focus on issues of artificial intelligence. Each session will consist of a short talk and a pen Q&A session.

    For more information, see https://www.eih.uni-luebeck.de/veilseries.
  • 3 - 6 September 2024, 17th International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory (SAGT)

    Date & Time: 3 - 6 September 2024, 18:00
    Location: CWI, Amsterdam
    Deadline: Tuesday 21 May 2024

    SAGT brings together researchers from Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Psychology, Physics, and Biology to present and discuss original research at the intersection of Algorithms and Game Theory. The program of SAGT 2024 will include a tutorial day, invited lectures and presentations of peer-reviewed submissions. 

    For more information, see https://www.cwi.nl/sagt-2024/.
  • 27 September 2024, Current Affairs Meeting & ILLC Autumn Colloquium 2024

    Date & Time: Friday 27 September 2024, 15:30-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The ILLC Colloquium is a festive event that brings together the six research units at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of two or three talks by representatives from different units, sometimes followed by Wild Idea Talks.

    The ILLC colloquium is preceded by the Current Affairs Meeting.

    The purpose of the Current Affairs Meeting is to inform you about issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and/or the Master of Logic programme. We will also use this opportunity to welcome new members of staff and to provide you with an update about upcoming and other plans.

    For more information, see here or contact Peter van Ormondt / Malvin Gattinger at .
  • 12 December 2024, Current Affairs Meeting & ILLC Winter Colloquium 2023 (+ Christmas party)

    Date & Time: Thursday 12 December 2024, 15:30-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The ILLC Colloquium is a festive event that brings together the six research units at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of two or three talks by representatives from different units, sometimes followed by Wild Idea Talks.

    The ILLC colloquium is preceded by the Current Affairs Meeting.

    The purpose of the Current Affairs Meeting is to inform you about issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and/or the Master of Logic programme. We will also use this opportunity to welcome new members of staff and to provide you with an update about upcoming and other plans.

    For more information, see here or contact Peter van Ormondt / Malvin Gattinger at .