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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.

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 .

5 June 2024, Joint NiHil-DIP Session, Guillermo Del Pinal

Date & Time: Wednesday 5 June 2024, 16:00-17:30
Speaker: Guillermo Del Pinal (UMASS)
Title: Logicality and exhaustification: Towards an explanatory account of meaning-based distributional constraints
Location: Room L1.17, ILLC LAB42, Science Park 900, Amsterdam

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 .

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 .

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, EDEV Online Seminar, Antonio Yuste Ginel

Date & Time: Friday 14 June 2024, 11:30-13:00
Speaker: Antonio Yuste Ginel (UCM Madrid)
Title: Structured argumentation frameworks with qualitative uncertainty
Location: Online (https://meet.google.com/ykg-hdam-xso)

The EDEV Online Seminars are part of the PRO3 project "Understanding Public Data: Experts, Decisions, Epistemic Values" promoted by SNS Pisa, IMT Lucca and IUSS Pavia. The project aims to explore the scaffoldings of the epistemological framework, which underlies public decision-making when confronted with complex scientific data. The methodological assumption underlying the project is that the tools provided by logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, and critical reasoning can make a substantial contribution to a number of pressing issues.

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, PhD assembly meeting

Date & Time: Monday 17 June 2024, 12:00-13:00
Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Target audience: ILLC PhD students

The next PhD assembly meeting, where PhD students can ask questions to the Management Team of the ILLC, is on Monday 17 June from 12.00 till 13.00 in the Common Room of SP107. Lunch will be arranged.

For more information, contact Tugba Altin at .

(Updated) 17 June 2024, FOAM Seminar, Yuri Gurevich

Date & Time: Monday 17 June 2024, 14:30-15:45
Speaker: Yuri Gurevich
Title: On Logic and AI (and Mathematics)
Location: Room L3.36 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 .

18 June 2024, Language Evolution and Learning (LELA), Polina Tsvilodub

Date & Time: Tuesday 18 June 2024, 13:00-15:00
Speaker: Polina Tsvilodub
Title: How to be relevantly overinformative to a polar question: Reasoning about questioner goals to provide more relevant answers
Location: P.C. Hoofthuis Room 4.11, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam / Online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 504 634 9544)

Imagine you are working as a barista at a coffeeshop. A customer asks a polar question like “Do you have iced tea?” but you've run out. In this situation, you might likely provide an overinformative answer going beyond a simple “yes” or “no” (e.g., “No, but we've got iced coffee!”), but what principles guide the selection of additional information? This talk proposes that such answers draw on learning about our interlocutors from language; they present a non-trivial instance of pragmatic communication which depends for complex reasoning drawing on these inferences about the interlocutors and world knowledge. The talk will feature a combination of Bayesian pragmatic models and LLM results.

For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/lela-amsterdam or contact Fausto Carcassi at .

20 June 2024, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Karolina Krzyżanowska

Date & Time: Thursday 20 June 2024, 15:30-17:00
Speaker: Karolina Krzyżanowska (ILLC)
Title: Indicative conditionals in health communication
Location: Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06, Utrecht
This is a hybrid talk.
For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
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(New) 20 June 2024, Academic Solidarity in Practice, Dr. Sai Englert

Date & Time: Thursday 20 June 2024, 16:00-17:00
Speaker: Dr. Sai Englert
Title: Zionism, settler colonialism and the Palestinians: The role of Israeli high education institutions
Location: Room L1.02, ILLC LAB42, Science Park 900, Amsterdam

After the large attendance of last month's talk 'Academic solidarity in practice', we are pleased and hopeful to invite you to a second talk on Thursday June 20th 16:00 in L1.02 (LAB42, Science Park).We will welcome Dr. Sai Englert, Assistant Professor at Leiden University, to discuss “Zionism, settler colonialism and the Palestinians: The role of Israeli high education institutions”. He will relate this topic to the importance of academic solidarity (see poster attached).

We warmly welcome you to attend, to learn and reflect together and ask Dr. Sai Englert all the questions and doubts you might have about how we, as academics, can take meaningful solidarity actions.

For more information, contact Said Ortega 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.

(Updated) 21 June 2024, Current Affairs Meeting cancelled

Date & Time: Friday 21 June 2024, 15:30-17:30

We already had the ILLC Colloquium as part of the ILLC Open Day and we do not have many topics to discuss. Therefore we decided to cancel the Current Affairs Meeting (CAM) this Friday.

For more information, contact Peter van Ormondt at .

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