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  • 10 PhD positions, Bolzano, KRDB Research Center

    Deadline: Monday 3 July 2017

    10 four-years grants are offered by the faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Italy for its PhD programme. Each grant amounts to 68,000 €; for research visits abroad the grant can increase up to 50%. Substantial extra funding is available for participation to international conferences, schools, workshops, research visits. The language of the PhD program is English.

    The KRDB Research Centre of the faculty is widely recognised as one of the internationally leading groups in knowledge representation research, with a synergy between foundational and application-oriented research. Among the various available PhD topics described in the call, the KRDB Research Centre is looking for PhD students interested in Conceptual Data Modelling and Ontology Design, Intelligent Information Access and Query processing, Information Integration, Semantic Technologies, Knowledge Representation, Computational Logic, Artificial Intelligence, foundations of Process-aware Information Systems.

    For more information, see or contact Alessandro Artale at .
  • 19 - 30 June 2017, ABC Summer School: The Sleeping Brain

    Speaker: ABC Summer School: The Sleeping Brain
    Date: 19 - 30 June 2017
    Location: Roeterseilandcampus gebouw M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, Amsterdam
    Deadline: Monday 1 May 2017

    The ABC Summer School is an annual event targeted at master students and PhD candidates. This year's ABC Summer School, organized by Lucia Talamini, Umberto Olcese and Christa van der Heijden on behalf of the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sleep. It will explore the topic from the level of neural networks to that of cognition.

    The two-week international Summer School consists of a series of Master Classes, each one given by a renowned expert in the field. In addition, students will work in groups with a designated tutor, on a research project within the broad topic, which they will present towards the end of the Summer School. As the summit of the Summer School, an international symposium “Crossing the watershed between sleep and wakefulness: Information processing during sleep, wakefulness and alternative states of consciousness” will be presented at the final day of the ABC Summer School.

  • 26 - 30 June 2017, Workshop Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB)

    Date & Time: 26 - 30 June 2017, 09:00-17:00
    Location: Broek in Waterland, Netherlands

    This workshop marks and celebrates the end of the first phase (almost two years) of the project Inquisitivenes Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB), carried out at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam with funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • (New) 27 June 2017, Mini-symposium on deontic logic

    Date & Time: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 14:00-16:45
    Location: Room 1.01, Drift 25, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    On behalf of Jan Broersen you are all warmly invited for the REINS/TF-mini-symposium on deontic logic.

    For more information, see here .
  • 30 June 2017, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2017

    Date & Time: Friday 30 June 2017, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

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

    For more information, see or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • 3 - 7 July 2017, The 14th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL)

    Date: 3 - 7 July 2017
    Location: Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Deadline: Friday 21 April 2017

    The conference brings together researchers working on mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas,with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools,ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages,semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied tothe study of physical behaviour in general. Work that appliesstructures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science) is also welcome.

    For more information, see
  • 7 - 11 August 2017, 19th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2017), Gdansk, Poland

    Date: 7 - 11 August 2017
    Location: Gdansk, Poland
    Deadline: Friday 10 March 2017

    The summer school will offer a rich programme of introductory and advanced courses on a broad range of topics in the area of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. The courses are aimed at PhD students, advanced Master's students, and other early-stage researchers and will be taught by leading researchers in the field. Topics to be covered in this year's edition include decision making, game theory, mechanism design, judgment aggregation, epistemic logic, argumentation theory, reinforcement learning, model checking, verification, and machine ethics.

    EASSS is organised under the auspices of EURAMAS, the European Association for Multiagent Systems. The school attracts both beginner and experienced researchers, encouraging cooperation between representatives of many branches of Multi-Agent Systems research community. A limited number of student grants are available in the form of fee waivers: deadline for application is 5 June 2017.

    For more information, see or contact .
  • 14 - 25 August 2017, Summer School in Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Sapporo, Japan

    Date: 14 - 25 August 2017
    Location: Sapporo, Japan

    The Department of Philosophy at Hokkaido University (Sapporo, Japan) will hold a two-week summer school in dynamic epistemic logic and its applications, jointly with three guest lecturers from ILLC (University of Amsterdam) as part of Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) 2017.

    The following two intensive courses are scheduled to be offered during the summer school:
    Course 1 (August 14 to August 18): Introduction to Logic,  main lecturer: Katsuhiko Sano (Department of Philosophy, Hokkaido University).
    Course 2 (August 21 to August 25): Dynamic Epistemic Logic, main lecturers: Alexandru Baltag and Sonja Smets (ILLC, University of Amsterdam).
    There will be a special live on-line lecture by Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, and Tsinghua University) during Course 2.

    Application period for students from universities other than Hokkaido University is from February 1 to February 28 2017.

  • 8 September 2017, DIP Colloquium, Peter Hawke

    Speaker: Peter Hawke (University of Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Friday 8 September 2017, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 18 - 22 September 2017, Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Kakheti, Georgia

    Date: 18 - 22 September 2017
    Location: Kakheti, Georgia
    Deadline: Saturday 1 April 2017

    The Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held on 18-22 September 2017 in Kakheti, Georgia.

    The Symposium series is organized by the University of Duesseldorf in conjunction with the Centre for Language, Logic and Speech at the Tbilisi State University, the Georgian Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. There have been eight instalments of this series of biannual Symposia. The preceding meetings took place in the Georgian mountain resort Gudauri (1995), at the capital of Georgia Tbilisi (1997), in the Black see coastal resort Chakvi (1999), in the spa resort Likani situated in the Borjomi Canyon (2001), Tbilisi (2003), Batumi (2005), Tbilisi (2007), Bakuriani (2009), Kutaisi (2011), Gudauri (2013) and Tbilisi (2015).

    For more information, see
  • 6 October 2017, DIP Colloquium, Alex Davies

    Speaker: Alex Davies (University of Tartu)
    Date & Time: Friday 6 October 2017, 16:00-17:30
  • 6 - 8 December 2017, 2nd Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference: 'SMART Animals', Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Date: 6 - 8 December 2017
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 2017

    We are happy to announce the second Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference on the theme of ‘SMART Animals’. The conference will take place at the UvA, from December 6th-8th. The conference will consist of three plenary evening lectures and debates, and three successive workshops devoted to the topics of animal cognition in the broad sense (i.e., including humans).

    For more information, see here or at or contact SMART Cognitive Science at .

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