News and Events: Upcoming Events
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(New) 2 May 2017, Logic Tea, Frederik LauridsenSpeaker: Frederik LauridsenTitle: Linnaean Logic: a friendly introduction to systematic proof theory.Date & Time: Tuesday 2 May 2017, 17:00-18:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, please visit the website http://www.illc.uva.nl/logic_tea/ or contact Sirin Botan (s.botan at uva.nl), Bonan Zhao (bonan.zhao at student.uva.nl), or Julian Schloder (julian.schloeder at gmail.com).For more information, see here .
4 May 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Daniel HoekSpeaker: Daniel Hoek (New York University)Title: Logical Omniscience and the Epistemology of Phone Numbers.Date & Time: Thursday 4 May 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar.
11 May 2017, Spinoza Lectures, Béatrice LonguenesseSpeaker: Béatrice LonguenesseTitle: Perplexing 'I'Date & Time: Thursday 11 May 2017, 20:15-22:00Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
Some philosophers have argued that using ‘I’ is the source of illusions, for instance the illusion that I am the author of my actions and thoughts rather than thoughts and actions happening to me, or in me. Lichtenberg maintained that “we should say ‘it thinks’ or ‘there is thinking going on’ rather than ‘I think’.” In the same vein, Nietzsche urged that “a thought comes when it wills, not when I will.” And nevertheless, using ‘I’ seems to be an indispensible tool for each individual person to refer to herself. What do our uses of ‘I’ reveal about our relations to ourselves, to others, and to the world?For more information, see www.uva.nl/en/news-events/events/events-calendar/item/spinoza-lecture-perplexing-i.html or contact secr.wijs-fgw at uva.nl.
12 May 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Marco CaraccioloSpeaker: Marco Caracciolo (Ghent University)Title: Narrative Beyond Anthropocentrism: Embodying the NonhumanDate & Time: Friday 12 May 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, AmsterdamFor more information, see smartcs.uva.nl.
12 May 2017, DIP Colloquium, Hanoch Ben-YamiSpeaker: Hanoch Ben-Yami (Central European University)Title: The Quantified Argument CalculusDate & Time: Friday 12 May 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium.
16 May 2017, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Antske FokkensSpeaker: Antske Fokkens (VU Amsterdam)Date & Time: Tuesday 16 May 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS.
17 - 19 May 2017, Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical PracticeSpeaker: José FerreirósDate: 17 - 19 May 2017Location: Brussels, Belgium
The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host a Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice with Prof. Dr. José Ferreirós (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) on May, 17-19. The Masterclass will be composed of three lectures based on Prof. Ferreirós’ recent book entitled Mathematical Knowledge and the Interplay of Practices.
The tentative titles for the three lectures are as follows:
Lecture 1 (Wednesday, 17/5): On Truth and History in Mathematics
Lecture 2 (Thursday, 18/5): An Alternative Look at Representations in Set Theory
Lecture 3 (Friday, 19/5): Rethinking Structuralism: a Conceptualist Approach
We intend the Masterclass to be a fully interactive event, with the twofold objective to understand in depth the materials presented in the lectures, but also to discuss current work by early career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs). The lectures by Prof. Ferreirós will take place in the mornings, and will be followed by afternoon sessions in which early career researchers in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice are invited to present their work. The goal is to offer early career researchers an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work in a helpful and constructive environment.
19 May 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Gábor Hofer-SzabóSpeaker: Gábor Hofer-Szabó (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)Title: Three levels of Bell’s inequalitiesDate & Time: Friday 19 May 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar.
19 May 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Umberto GrandiSpeaker: Umberto Grandi (Toulouse)Title: Opinion Diffusion as AggregationDate & Time: Friday 19 May 2017, 16:00Location: Room D1.115, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
22 - 24 May 2017, Zalta's Lectures: Axiomatic Theory of Abstract ObjectsDate: 22 - 24 May 2017Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In this lecture series, we present a body of theorems formally derivable from the axioms of “object theory”. The axioms are motivated and presented in the first lecture, and once they are in place, we define a variety of abstract objects and systematize them by deriving the their governing principles as theorems. We identify and derive principles governing: truth-values, logical classes, situations, possible worlds, impossible worlds, concepts (including complete individual concepts), Forms, fictions, Fregean senses, Fregean (natural) numbers, and theoretical mathematical individuals and relations generally.
The objectives of the course are to familiarize participants with the theory of objects, developed and defended by Prof. Ed Zalta, and to more generally discuss the topics with which it deals, such as: logical classes, situations, possible and impossible worlds, concepts, Forms, fictions, Fregean senses, Fregean numbers, and mathematical individuals and relations.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/Events/event/37/Zaltas-Lectures-Axiomatic-Theory-of-Abstract-Objects.
2 June 2017, Logic, Rationality and Common Sense. Workshop on the occasion of Jan van Eijck's retirement as researcher at CWI and as professor at ILLCDate & Time: Friday 2 June 2017, 13:00-18:00Location: Turing Room, Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre, Sciencepark 105 (nextdoor to CWI), Amsterdam
Reflections on the possibilities and the limitations of applications of logic to the analysis of human behaviour.
The workshop is intended to create a space to talk about issues that are not often addressed in public in scientific circles.
People who wish to attend the workshop are requested to fill out the following RSVP form: https://goo.gl/forms/s2KZryvHXSr5Bzw32
8 June 2017, Spinoza Lectures, Béatrice LonguenesseSpeaker: Béatrice LonguenesseTitle: Two unlikely bedfellows: Kant and Freud on MoralityDate & Time: Thursday 8 June 2017, 20:15-22:00Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerk, Singel 411, Amsterdam
It is hard to think of two conceptions of morality further apart than those of Kant and Freud. Kant took our moral attitudes to be the highest expression of our capacity to guide our actions by reason. Freud took our moral attitudes to originate in our deepest, earliest emotional bond, the bond we have as helpless infants to the adult figures we experience as nurturing, protecting, or threatening. Nevertheless, both took morality to be deeply connected to our capacity to think and act, as we would say, “in the first person.” In exploring those two seemingly opposed conceptions of morality, the lecture will explore how emotions and reason converge, or as the case may be, diverge in determining our moral attitudes and our capacity to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions.For more information, see www.uva.nl/en/news-events/events/events-calendar/item/spinoza-lecture-two-unlikely-bedfellows.html or contact secr.wijs-fgw at uva.nl.
9 June 2017, SMART Cognitive Science Lecture, Courtenay NorburySpeaker: Courtenay Norbury (UCL)Title: Non-verbal cognitive ability does not influence rate of language in the first years of formal schoolingDate & Time: Friday 9 June 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F0.01, Oudemanhuispoort, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, AmsterdamFor more information, see smartcs.uva.nl.
16 June 2017, BessensapDate: Friday 16 June 2017Location: Rode Hoed, Amsterdam
The 2017 edition of Bessensap is taking place on Friday 16 June! About 400 journalists, press officers and researchers will meet at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam to network and exchange knowledge about recent developments in science and science communication.For more information, see www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/events/bessensap.
(New) 16 June 2017, Workshop: "Interweaving Modal Logic and Category Theory"Date & Time: Friday 16 June 2017, 14:00-18:00Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The aim of the workshop is to bring together logicians, computer scientists, mathematicians and philosophers interested in the growing interplay between the fields of modal logic and category theory. The workshop will be hosted on the occasion of the defence of Giovanni Cinà's PhD defense.
Location and website will be announced soon.For more information, contact Giovanni Cinà at giovanni.cina88 at gmail.com.
19 - 30 June 2017, ABC Summer School: The Sleeping BrainSpeaker: ABC Summer School: The Sleeping BrainDate: 19 - 30 June 2017Location: Roeterseilandcampus gebouw M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, AmsterdamDeadline: 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.For more information, see summerschool.uva.nl/programmes/item/the-sleeping-brain-from-neural-networks-to-cognition.html.
23 June 2017, ABC Brain Day 2017Date: Friday 23 June 2017Location: De Brakke Grond, Nes 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
On June 23rd the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center organizes the ABC Brain Day (& Night), the yearly conference where ABC members present their research.For more information, see abc.uva.nl/events/item/brain-day-2017.html.
23 June 2017, DIP Colloquium, Edouard MacherySpeaker: Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)Date & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35107/TBA.
23 June 2017, DIP Colloquium, Manuel Gustavo IsaacSpeaker: Manuel Gustavo Isaac (University of Amsterdam)Date & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 17:00-18:00Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35108/TBA.
26 - 30 June 2017, Workshop Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB)Date & Time: 26 - 30 June 2017, 09:00-17:00Location: 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).For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/inquisitivesemantics/workshops/inqbnb-summer-2017 or contact Floris Roelofsen at floris.roelofsen at gmail.com.
30 June 2017, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2017Date & Time: Friday 30 June 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: 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.
3 - 7 July 2017, The 14th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL)Date: 3 - 7 July 2017Location: Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, NetherlandsDeadline: 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 qpl.cs.ru.nl.
(New) 7 - 11 August 2017, 19th European Agent Systems Summer School (EASSS-2017), Gdansk, PolandDate: 7 - 11 August 2017Location: Gdansk, PolandDeadline: 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.
14 - 25 August 2017, Summer School in Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Sapporo, JapanDate: 14 - 25 August 2017Location: 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.For more information, see here or at hokkaidosummerinstitute.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/courses/CourseDetail=G070.
(New) 8 September 2017, DIP Colloquium, Peter HawkeSpeaker: Peter Hawke (University of Amsterdam)Date & Time: Friday 8 September 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35109.
18 - 22 September 2017, Twelfth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation, Kakheti, GeorgiaDate: 18 - 22 September 2017Location: Kakheti, GeorgiaDeadline: 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 events.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2017.
6 October 2017, DIP Colloquium, Alex DaviesSpeaker: Alex Davies (University of Tartu)Date & Time: Friday 6 October 2017, 16:00-17:30For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35105.
6 - 8 December 2017, 2nd Amsterdam SMART Cognitive Science Conference: 'SMART Animals', Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDate: 6 - 8 December 2017Location: Amsterdam, the NetherlandsDeadline: 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).