News and Events: Upcoming Events
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18 December 2017, ABC Colloquium, Michelle Greene | Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Michelle Greene | Stanford University (USA)Title: From pixels to categories: the representational dynamics of real-world scene understandingFor more information, see abc.uva.nl/content/events/lectures/2017/12/abc-colloquium---michelle-greene.html.
19 December 2017, Logic of Conceivability seminar, Hannes LeitgebSpeaker: Hannes LeitgebTitle: HYPE: A System of Hyperintensional Logic (With an Application to Semantic Paradoxes)Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Hannes Leitgeb will give a special Logic of Conceivability seminar in which he will talk of his own system of hyperintensional logic: HYPE.For more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/Events/event/39/Hannes-Leitgeb-on-Hyperintensionality.
20 - 22 December 2017, 21st Amsterdam Colloquium (AC'2017), Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsDeadline: Friday 1 September 2017
The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing 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 21st Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops on Causality and Semantics and on Formal and Distributional Perspectives on Meaning; and one evening lecture, jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.For more information, see events.illc.uva.nl/AC/AC2017.
(New) 20 December 2017, E.W. Beth Lecture, Stewart ShapiroSpeaker: Stewart ShapiroTitle: Open texture, and its ramifications for logic and semanticsLocation: D0.09, Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, 1012 CN Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Changed!)
This year's E. W. Beth Lecture will be given by Stewart Shapiro (Ohio State University, Columbus), well known
for his work on the Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophical Logic, and Philosophy of Language.
The purpose of this talk is to articulate and evaluate Waismann's notion of open-texture. We contrast this notion with the more well-known accounts of analyticity articulated by the logical positivists, Rudolf Carnap in particular, the rejection of analyticity by W. V. O. Quine, and its subsequent defense by Grice and Strawson. One underlying theme is how far open-texture reaches. Do we follow Waismann and restrict it to empirical predicates, or is the phenomenon more general, applying even in science and mathematics? Our goal is to explore the extent to which the Waismannian insights bear on the enterprise of natural language semantics and of the model-theoretic notion of logical consequence. Does the fact that contemporary model theory, and
many of the models for lexical semantics, allow no room for open-texture tell against those enterprises, as they are currently practiced?
The E.W. Beth lecture is part of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2017. Drinks will be served after the lecture in Kapitein Zeppos.
(New) 9 January 2018, Workshop on the occasion of the honorary doctorate of Barbara ParteeLocation: Doelenzaal, Universiteitsbibliotheek Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
During the 386th Dies Natalis (birthday) of the University of Amsterdam Prof. Barbara Partee will receive an honorary doctorate for the crucial role she played in the development of the formal semantics of natural language. The Honorary Supervisors are Prof. Sonja Smets, professor of Logic and Epistemology, and Prof. Martin Stokhof, professor of Philosophy of Language.
The day after the the honorary doctorate is awarded, on the 9th of January 2018, the ILLC will organise a workshop to mark this special occassion. Among the speakers will be Barbara Partee.
(New) 9 January 2018, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Zoi TerzopoulouSpeaker: Zoi TerzopoulouTitle: Modelling Iterative Judgment AggregationLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
12 January 2018, ILLC New Year's Colloquium 2018Location: Room F1.21, ILLC, Common Room, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
The ILLC Colloquium is a half-yearly festive event (either the New Year's Colloquium, the Midsummernight Colloquium or the Midwinter Colloquium) that brings together the three research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three main talks by representatives from the Logic and Language group, the Language and Computation group and the Logic and Computation group, which are occasionally followed by Wild Idea Talks. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.
(New) 16 January 2018, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Ronald de HaanSpeaker: Ronald de HaanTitle: Tool AuctionsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
16 January 2018, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Marco BaroniSpeaker: Marco Baroni (Facebook AI Research)Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS.
18 January 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dominik KleinSpeaker: Dominik KleinLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2017/11/lira-session-dominik-klein.
1 February 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Paul DekkerSpeaker: Paul DekkerLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F3.23, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2017/11/lira-session-paul-dekker.
(New) 8 February 2018, 3rd workshop of the European Non-Categorical Thinking Project (EuNoC #3)Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/conceivability/Events/event/41/Non-Categorical-Thinking-Workshop.
23 February - 2 March 2018, Two day entrepeneurship event for MSc and PhD studentsLocation: Start Up Village, Science Park 608, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Are you curious about entrepreneurship but do not have a concrete startup idea yet? Or do you believe your research can be transformed into a business case but you don’t know where to start? Entrepreneurship in Data Science is an intensive two-day program that will allow you to experience all the challenging aspects of starting a company. Learn how to launch your own venture by joining interactive lectures, taking part in workshops by top science and business experts and listening to real-life stories from startup founders.For more information, see ace-incubator.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Entrepreneurship-in-Data-Science-2018.pdf or contact Yulia Bodnar at yulia at ace-incubator.nl.
(New) 28 February 2018, Data Science Career Fair in AmsterdamLocation: ACE Start-up Village Science Park 608, AmsterdamTarget audience: All students (Bachelor, Master, PhD) keen to follow a Data Science career (e.g. Business Analytics, Econometrics, Informatics, Information Studies, Software Engineering)
A chance for Data Science organisations to connect with Students from Data Science-related domains.
Free to attend, but please subscribe before 01 February.For more information, see amsterdamdatascience.nl/event/data-science-career-fair-in-amsterdam or contact Esther Smit at E.Smit2 at uva.nl.
6 - 24 April 2018, ILLC MasterClass Cognition 2018Location: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The ILLC will organise a MasterClass Cognition intended for up to 40 secondary school students. The MasterClass will consist of 4 days with lectures and excursions. The dates of the four days are the following:
ILLC MasterClass Day 1: Friday 6 April 2018
ILLC MasterClass Day 2: Thursday 12 April 2018
ILLC MasterClass Day 3: Wednesday 18 April 2018
ILLC MasterClass Day 4: Tuesday 24 April 2018
12 April 2018, DIP Colloquium, Peter PaginSpeaker: Peter Pagin (Stockholm University)Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35113.