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    (Updated) 1 July 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Jason Marden

    Date & Time: Friday 1 July 2022, 11:00
    Speaker: Jason Marden (UC Santa Barbara)
    Title: Recent Advances in Colonel Blotto Games and the Connection to Controls
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam (or online at https://bit.ly/comsoc-illc-2022-07-01)
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 1 July 2022, Dutch Logic PhD Day 2022

    Date & Time: Friday 1 July 2022, 09:00-18:00
    Location: Utrecht University
    Target audience: PhD students (and master's students if places available)
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    The Dutch Association for Logic (VvL) invites PhD students in logic (and related areas) in the Netherlands to register for the first-ever Dutch Logic PhD Day to take place on July 1, 2022 in Utrecht. Master's students may also register, but will be able to attend only if places are available. The goal of this event is to foster a community of PhD students in the Netherlands in all areas of logic. We are happy to confirm Dr. Maria Aloni (ILLC) and Dr. Revantha Remanayake (University of Groningen) as keynote speakers.

    For more information, see https://verenigingvoorlogica.nl/en/Dutch-Logic-PhD-Day-2022/ or contact Francisco Trucco Dalmas (Groningen), Robin Martinot (Utrecht), Robert Passmann (ILLC) and Daira Pinto Prieto (ILLC) at .
  • 30 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Réka Markovich

    Date & Time: Thursday 30 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Réka Markovich (University of Luxembourg)
    Title: Multi-modal Logics for the Conceptual Analysis of Epistemic Rights
    Location: Online
  • 28 June 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Hila Chefer

    Date: Tuesday 28 June 2022
    Speaker: Hila Chefer (Tel Aviv University)
    Title: Transformer Explainability: obtaining reliable relevancy scores and using them for promoting robustness
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom

    Transformers have revolutionized deep learning research across many disciplines, starting from NLP and expanding to vision, speech, and more. In my talk, I will explore several milestones toward interpreting all families of Transformers, including unimodal, bi-modal, and encoder-decoder Transformers. I will present working examples and results that cover some of the most prominent models, including CLIP, BERT, LXMERT, and ViT. I will then present our recent explainability-driven fine-tuning technique that significantly improves the robustness of Vision Transformers (ViTs). The loss we employ ensures that the model bases its prediction on the relevant parts of the input, rather than supportive cues (e.g., background). This can be done with very little added supervision in the form of foreground masks, or without any such supervision.

    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 24 June 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Paul Dekker

    Date & Time: Friday 24 June 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Paul Dekker
    Title: Names in Logic and Discourse
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
  • 24 June 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Tristan van der Vlugt, Yuval Goren

    Date & Time: Friday 24 June 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Tristan van der Vlugt (Hamburg), Yuval Goren (Amsterdam)
    Location: Online via Zoom

    16:15–17:15. An Overview of (Anti-)Localisation Cardinals on Products of Discrete Spaces     
    17:15–17:45. To Infinity and Beyond: Visualization of Ordinal Numbers

  • 24 June 2022, lvl/ILLC education afternoon

    Date & Time: Friday 24 June 2022, 14:00-17:00
    Location: Eulerzaal (SP Conference Centre)
    Deadline: Monday 20 June 2022
    For more information, see here or contact Dr. Paola Grosso at .
  • 23 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Gaia Belardinelli

    Date & Time: Thursday 23 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Gaia Belardinelli (University of Copenhagen)
    Title: The dark side of knowledge: modeling implicit cognition in unawareness structures
    Location: Online
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    23 June 2022, Slotbijeenkomst KNAW Gewaardeerd! programma

    Date & Time: Thursday 23 June 2022, 12:30-18:00
    Location: Het Trippenhuis - Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam

    (Dutch only)
    Het KNAW programma "Wetenschapscommunicatie door wetenschappers: Gewaardeerd!" bespreekt op deze middag de opbrengsten van het afgelopen jaar en presenteert concrete aanbevelingen voor toekomstbestendige wetenschapscommunicatie.

    For more information, see here or at https://www.knaw.nl/bijeenkomsten/slotbijeenkomst-gewaardeerd or contact Irene Achterberg at .
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    20 June 2022, The 2022 Lindström Lectures, Prof Sara Negri

    Date & Time: Monday 20 June 2022, 18:00-20:00
    Speaker: Prof Sara Negri
    Title: Syntax and semantics in synergy
    Location: University of Gothenburg & Zoom

    The Lindström Lectures is an annual lecture series established in 2013 by the University of Gothenburg to celebrate the singular achievements of Per Lindström, former professor of logic. Annually, a distinguished logician is invited to deliver a general lecture to the public, and a specialized presentation at the logic seminar.

    The 2022 edition of the series will be presented by Sara Negri, professor of mathematics at the University of Genoa. Prof Negri will give a public lecture entitled Syntax and semantics in synergy on 20 June 2022 at the University of Gothenburg. The lecture will be streamed online. See webpage for more details.

    For more information, see https://www.gu.se/en/flov/the-lindstrom-lectures or contact Graham E Leigh at .
  • 20 June - 1 July 2022, ABC SummerSchool: Computations in Consciousness and Perception

    Date: 20 June - 1 July 2022
    Location: Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

    The 2022 ABC Summer School will present the selected students with the opportunity to dive into these topics during a 12-day full-time program, from the hand of world-renowned experts from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and AI.

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    17 June 2022, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting

    Date & Time: Friday 17 June 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common Room, Science Park 107, 1098 XG, Amsterdam

    As in previous editions, the purpose of this 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.

    Because we will already organise drinks following the ILLC Colloquium in the week before the CAM on the 10th of June, this CAM will not be followed by the usual festivities.

    For more information, contact .
  • 17 June 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Joop Leo

    Date & Time: Friday 17 June 2022, 14:00-15:30
    Speaker: Joop Leo
    Title: A new logic as an alternative to predicate logic
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online via Zoom
  • 16 June 2022, Cool Logic, Marie Schmidtlein

    Date & Time: Thursday 16 June 2022, 17:00-19:00
    Speaker: Marie Schmidtlein
    Title: Who Should You Fancy? Logic for Matchmaking
    Location: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Abstract:

    Good, now that I've got your attention with that catchy title, let me start with a disclaimer. I'm not going to share the secret on how to find love or mend your shaky relationship in this talk. Instead, I'm going to share my ideas on how to make game-theoretic modeling of mate choice and partner matching more progressive and realistic.

    Expect a fun application of hedonic games, some stimuli making you question what kind of relationship you want to be in and a lovely evening with your MoL buddies before the end of this academic year!

    For more information, see https://coollogic.wixsite.com/website/event-details/who-should-you-fancy-logic-for-matchmaking or contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at .
  • 15 June 2022, LLAMA seminar, John Harding

    Date & Time: Wednesday 15 June 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: John Harding (New Mexico State University)
    Title: Quantum monadic algebras
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-harding-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 14 June 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Lisa Bylinina

    Date & Time: Tuesday 14 June 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Lisa Bylinina (Bookarang)
    Title: Polarity-sensitivity in large language models
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 14 June 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Nils Kürbis

    Date & Time: Tuesday 14 June 2022, 16:00-17:15
    Speaker: Nils Kürbis (Bochum and Lodz)
    Title: A Theory of Definite Descriptions
    Location: Room 1.06, Ravensteynzaal, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Utrecht

    This is a hybrid talk. For a link to the online meeting, please contact the organizer.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
  • 10 June 2022, ILLC Midsummernight Colloquium 2022

    Date & Time: Friday 10 June 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Common Room F1.21, 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 six research groups at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of three talks by representatives from three of the six research units at the ILLC. The colloquium is concluded by a get together of the entire ILLC community.

    This year we will have talks from 16h00 to 17h30:
       16:00-16h30: Guido Schäfer
       16:30-17h00: Levin Hornischer
       17:00-17h30: Huub Dijstelbloem
     followed by on-campus drinks from 17h30 onwards.

    The current organisers of the colloquium are Malvin Gattinger and Aybüke Özgün.

    For more information, see https://www.illc.uva.nl/ILLCColloquium/ or contact Aybüke Özgün at , or Malvin Gattinger at .
  • 9 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Krisztina Fruzsa

    Date & Time: Thursday 9 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Krisztina Fruzsa (TU Wien)
    Title: New hope for epistemic reasoning in byzantine fault-tolerant distributed systems
    Location: Online
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    8 June 2022, Book presentation "Van Aristoteles tot algoritme"

    Date & Time: Wednesday 8 June 2022, 18:00
    Location: Boekhandel Athenaeum, Spui 14, Amsterdam
    Target audience: Researchers, teachers, students.
    Costs: Free

    Guido van der Knaap presents his book "Van Aristoteles tot algoritme" in which he analyses artificial intelligence from a philosophical perspective. Each chapter is devoted to a philosophical discipline, such as logic, epistemology, philosophy of language and ethics. The book analyses AI by using the philosophical tradition: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Immanuel Kant, David Hume and Michel Foucault, to name just a few.

  • 8 June 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Alexia Muresan, Daniel Mol, Hidde van Lierop

    Date & Time: Wednesday 8 June 2022, 12:30-14:15
    Speaker: Alexia Muresan (Amsterdam), Daniel Mol (Amsterdam), Hidde van Lierop (Amsterdam)
    Location: Online via Zoom

    12:30–13:00: Algorithmic Discrimination: Understanding and Confronting AI Bias
    13:05–13:35: On Proof Checking and Automated Theorem Proving Natural Deduction
    13:40–14:10. What assists a person better at being a master at recognition: Early exposure or late exposure?

  • 8 - 9 June 2022, AMD GPU Workshop

    Date & Time: 8 - 9 June 2022, 10:30-17:00
    Location: SURF Amsterdam Science Park

    In this workshop you will get an overview of the AMD GPU architecture. And with the assisted demos and hands-on exercises we provide the participants with the knowledge and tools to start working with your own application on AMD GPUs.

    For more information, see https://www.surf.nl/en/agenda/amd-gpu-workshop or contact Sagar Dolas at .
  • 7 June 2022, Heyting Day Extra Lecture, Oskari Kuusela, University of East Anglia

    Date & Time: Tuesday 7 June 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Oskari Kuusela, University of East Anglia
    Title: Overlooked Distinctions: the Mirage of Contingent A Priori
    Location: P.C. Hoofthuis Room 1.04, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam

    As a follow-up to the Heyting Day our Heyting speaker Oskari Kuusela will give an extra lecture about the contingent a priori in Room 1.04 in the P.C. Hoofthuis. Live stream available here.

    Extra: Oskari will be available to talk to masters and PhD students (of all universities) from 14.00-15.45h in Room 1.14 of the P.C. Hoofthuis.

    For more information, see here or contact Albert Visser at .
  • 3 June 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Reinhard Muskens

    Date & Time: Friday 3 June 2022, 16:00-16:30
    Speaker: Reinhard Muskens
    Title: Abucing Meaning
  • 3 June 2022, Cool Logic, Evan Iatrou & Jan Gronwald

    Date & Time: Friday 3 June 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Evan Iatrou & Jan Gronwald
    Title: MoL Wars: The Academy Strikes Back
    Location: Room D1.115, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    In the era of scientism, platonists have gotten used to being the laughing stock of the philosophy of mathematics community. Postulating the existence of non-spatiotemporal objects and "mystic" ways of knowing true propositions about those objects seems more like Greek mythology than possible metaphysical and epistemic truths. Among the popular alternatives to Platonism that ground mathematical ontology & epistemology to the "real" world is that of Brouwer's Intuitionism, a position grounded on our perception of time and hence, by default, spatiotemporal.

    In the first ever joint event between the Cool Logic and Φ-math organisers and in the first ever Cool Logic debate, Evan will strike back against intuitionists by presenting evidence from experimental cognitive psychology that falsifies the foundation of their position and that does justice to Plato. On the opposition, Jan will defend his Master - Brouwer - by arguing that Evan's arguments are nothing but another lame excuse by platonists to live in fairyland.

    For more information, see https://coollogic.wixsite.com/website/event-details/mol-wars-the-academy-strikes-back or contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at .
  • 3 June 2022, Heyting Day 2022: Wittgenstein's Tractatus

    Date & Time: Friday 3 June 2022, 10:00-16:30
    Location: Trippenhuis KNAW, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
    Costs: free (registration required)

    A hundred years ago, Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus was published in English and in German. Since that time, the book has engendered enduring fascination both from professional philosophers and from interested laypersons. This interest is both due to the book's themes and to its literary style. The themes include the nature of reality, the relationship between world and language, the nature of logic, ethics, the self, the mystical.

    The Tractatus gives rise to many exciting issues of interpretation. The speakers of the Heyting Day will throw light on some of these issues, especially on Wittgenstein's views on the nature of logic and on the role of the first person in the Tractatus. The day will provide ample room to reflect together about what the book has to tell us. Sure, not all can be said, but we will try to say what we can and show what we can't.

  • 2 June 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Gregor Behnke

    Date & Time: Thursday 2 June 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Gregor Behnke (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
    Title: Planning with Temporally extended Goals
    Location: Online
  • 31 May 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Abdellah Fourtassi

    Date & Time: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Abdellah Fourtassi (Institute of Language, Communication and the Brain, Aix-Marseille University)
    Title: Towards a quantitative theory of children's communicative development in the wild
    Location: Room F0.22, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 31 May 2022, Logic at Large Lecture, Joel David Hamkins

    Date & Time: Tuesday 31 May 2022, 16:00-19:00
    Speaker: Joel David Hamkins (University of Notre Dame)
    Title: Infinite Games & Frivolities of the Gods
    Location: Online

    The Dutch Association for Logic and Philosophy of the Exact Sciences (VvL) is happy to announce the Logic at Large Lecture 2022 aimed at a general audience. We are pleased to announce that Professor Joel David Hamkins (University of Notre Dame) will give a public lecture entitled "Infinite Games & Frivolities of the Gods". The event will take place online using Zoom and will be concluded by a social gathering on the virtual platform Gather.Town.

    Registration is free, but necessary to receive links to Zoom and Gather.Town.

  • 30 May 2022, EXPRESS-Philmath Seminar, Matteo De Benedetto and Alessandra Marra

    Date & Time: Monday 30 May 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Matteo De Benedetto and Alessandra Marra
    Title: Sound and feasible reasoning: a multi-factor account of the normativity of logic
    Location: Online
    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Lwenn Bussière at .
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    30 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Maaike Los

    Date & Time: Monday 30 May 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Maaike Los (Groningen)
    Title: Proportional Budget Allocations: Towards a Systematization
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 30 May 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Øystein Linnebo

    Date & Time: Monday 30 May 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Øystein Linnebo
    Title: Potentialism in the philosophy and foundations of mathematics
    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.

    This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here: https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic .

  • 25 May 2022, LLAMA seminar, Carles Noguera

    Date & Time: Wednesday 25 May 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Carles Noguera (University of Siena)
    Title: 0-1 laws in graded finite model theory
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-noguera-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 24 May 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Theodora Achourioti

    Date & Time: Tuesday 24 May 2022, 16:00-17:15
    Speaker: Theodora Achourioti (ILLC)
    Title: Identification Across Structures
    Location: Room 1.06 (Ravensteynzaal), Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Utrecht

    This is a hybrid event. Contact the organizer for a link to the online talk.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
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    23 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Marie Schmidtlein

    Date & Time: Monday 23 May 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Marie Schmidtlein (ILLC)
    Title: Constructing a Voting Rule Governed by Axioms
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 20 May 2022, DIP Colloquium, Harvey Lederman

    Date & Time: Friday 20 May 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Harvey Lederman (Princeton)
    Title: Fine-grained semantics for attitude reports
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam (and online via Zoom)
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    20 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Carlos Navarrete

    Date & Time: Friday 20 May 2022, 14:00
    Speaker: Carlos Navarrete (Toulouse)
    Title: Using Social Choice Theory to Understand Networked Social Movements
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 19 May 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Paul Egré

    Date & Time: Thursday 19 May 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Paul Egré (École Normale Supérieure)
    Title: On the optimality of vagueness
    Location: Online
  • 18 May 2022, Book launch workshop "John Venn: A life in logic", Virtual

    Date & Time: Wednesday 18 May 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Virtual

    All are invited to join the online book launch of Lukas M. Verburgt's John Venn: A Life in Logic  (The University of Chicago Press, 2022) in the form of an online mini-workshop.

    For more information, see here or contact .
  • 17 - 18 May 2022, Cognitive Semantics and Quantities Final Workshop

    Date: 17 - 18 May 2022
    Location: Doelenzaal (room C0.07), University Library building, Singel 425, Amsterdam

    On May 17th and 18th, we will have the pleasure of hosting the final workshop of the ERC Cognitive Semantics project. We will have a great lineup of speakers presenting recent advances in semantics and cognition. The day before the workshop, on May 16th, Sonia Ramotowska will defend her thesis "Quantifying quantifier representations: Experimental studies, computational modeling, and individual differences". And the day after the workshop, on May 19th, we will host a half-day satellite meeting on Reasoning & Neural Networks.

    For more information, see https://www.jakubszymanik.com/CoSaQ/events/closing-workshop/ or contact Jakub Szymanik at .
  • 16 May 2022, EXPRESS-Philmath Seminar, Gabriel Uzquiano

    Date & Time: Monday 16 May 2022, 17:00-19:00
    Speaker: Gabriel Uzquiano
    Title: Singletons of Classes
    Location: Online

    We will explore the prospects of a mereological account of proper classes. That is, we will take set theory for granted and consider the hypothesis that proper classes are mereological sums of their parts. Unlike the plural account of classes, for example, the hypothesis construes proper classes as bona fide objects, which are nonetheless significantly different from sets. On the other hand, a mereological account raises questions of its own: if proper classes are bona fide objects, they should be allowed to be members and they should each come with a singleton. But since singletons are arguably mereological atoms, the account will turn out to be incompatible with classical mereology. The question is whether a weaker mereological framework may support a sufficiently rich domain of classes.

    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Lwenn Bussière at .
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    16 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar cancelled

    Date & Time: Monday 16 May 2022, 16:00
    Title: Proportionality in Approval-Based Participatory Budgeting
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 13 May 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Levin Hornischer

    Date & Time: Friday 13 May 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Levin Hornischer
    Title: Stability: Fitch's lemma and AI-safety
  • 13 May 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Gian Marco Osso

    Date & Time: Friday 13 May 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Gian Marco Osso (Amsterdam)
    Title: The generalised Weihrauch hierarchy
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 12 May 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading Group, Elias Bronner

    Date & Time: Thursday 12 May 2022, 19:00-21:00
    Speaker: Elias Bronner
    Title: Mereology as a Foundation for Mathematics
    Location: Room B1.19A, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    This time we take a recourse to mereology! In his talk, Elias Bronner will introduce the philosophical motivations for the field, Leśniewski's nominalistic position. Further, we will discuss basic mereology and its relation to Boolean Algebras. Elias will conclude with touching upon a recent interpretation of mereology within set theory by J.D. Hamkins which suggests that mereology is too weak of a system to serve as a foundation for mathematics.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/phi-math/meetings or contact Jan Gronwald at .
  • 12 May 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Rineke Verbrugge

    Date & Time: Thursday 12 May 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Rineke Verbrugge (University of Groningen)
    Title: Effectiveness of higher-order theory of mind in competitive, cooperative and mixed-motive situations
    Location: Online
  • 12 May 2022, PEPTalk cancelled

    Date & Time: Thursday 12 May 2022, 16:00-17:00
  • 11 May 2022, LLAMA seminar, Marco Abbadini

    Date & Time: Wednesday 11 May 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Marco Abbadini (University of Salerno)
    Title: A generalization of the De Vries duality to compact Hausdorff spaces with closed relations
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-abbadini-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 11 May 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Han Peters

    Date & Time: Wednesday 11 May 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Han Peters
    Title: The relevance of the Mandelbrot set in combinatorics, statistical physics, and computational complexity theory
    Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/j.zuiddam/gen-math-colloq/ or contact Jeroen Zuiddam at .
  • 10 May 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Norbert Gratzl

    Date & Time: Tuesday 10 May 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Norbert Gratzl (LMU, Munich)
    Title: Extensional Saturation
    Location: Online

    Please contact the organizer to join this online talk.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
  • 4 May 2022, LLAMA seminar, Andrew Lewis-Smith

    Date & Time: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Andrew Lewis-Smith (Queen Mary University of London)
    Title: Constructive Fuzzy Logics
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-lewis-smith-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 2 May 2022, Informal workshop on algebraic weak factorisation systems

    Date & Time: Monday 2 May 2022, 10:00-17:00
    Location: Room A1.10, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Organized by the inter-university Dutch Categories And Types Seminar, this workshop features talks by John Bourke (Masaryk University, Brno), Wijnand van Woerkom (Utrecht University), Nicola Gambino (University of Leeds), Benno van den Berg (University of Amsterdam) and Paige North (University of Pennsylvania).

    For more information, see https://dutchcats.github.io or contact Benno van den Berg at .
  • 29 April 2022, DIP Colloquium, Øystein Linnebo

    Date & Time: Friday 29 April 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Øystein Linnebo (Oslo)
    Title: Abstraction and Grounding
    Location: Online (Zoom)
  • 29 April 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Philipp Lücke

    Date & Time: Friday 29 April 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Philipp Lücke (Barcelona)
    Title: Patterns in the large cardinal hierarchy
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 28 April 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Marianna Girlando

    Date & Time: Thursday 28 April 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Marianna Girlando (University of Birmingham)
    Title: Counterfactuals, comparative plausibility and neighbourhoods: from semantics to automated theorem proving
    Location: Online
  • 26 April 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Harm de Vries

    Date & Time: Tuesday 26 April 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Harm de Vries (ServiceNow Research)
    Title: Explorations in Task-Oriented Dialogue, Text2Code Models and Continuous Prompt Tuning
    Location: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 25 April 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Michael Rathjen

    Date & Time: Monday 25 April 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Michael Rathjen
    Title: Completeness: Turing, Schütte, Feferman (and Löb)
    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.

    This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here:https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic .

  • 22 April 2022, Cool Logic, Valentin Müller

    Date & Time: Friday 22 April 2022, 17:00-19:00
    Speaker: Valentin Müller
    Title: Proof-Theoretical Solutions to the Paradoxes of Naive Set Theory
    Location: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Among the variety of possible solutions to the paradoxes of naive set theory, suggestions made by the mathematician Heinrich Behmann (1891--1970) appear to be particularly remarkable (even though they are commonly unknown today). From Behmann’s point of view, the paradoxes do not represent proper contradictions, but rather “meaningless” expressions that can be avoided by a simple and purely syntactical criterion. The main goal of my talk is to provide a partial confirmation of Behmann’s view. To this end, I will present a new system of natural deduction strongly inspired by Behmann’s analysis of the set-theoretical paradoxes. It will be demonstrated that a certain subclass of the proofs in our system has the normalization property: every deduction in this class may be transformed into a “cut-free” proof. As a corollary, it then follows that the propositional fragment of our system is in fact consistent. In the last part of the talk, I will discuss some open problems and closely related approaches such as the system of “Fitch-Prawitz Set Theory”.

  • 22 April 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Tim Seifert

    Date & Time: Friday 22 April 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Tim Seifert (Hamburg)
    Title: The rotating switches puzzle
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 22 April 2022, DIP Colloquium, Gillian Ramchand

    Date & Time: Friday 22 April 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Gillian Ramchand (Tromsø)
    Title: Non-finite Verbal Forms and Natural Language Ontology
    Location: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)
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    22 - 23 April 2022, Logic4Peace: fundraising online Logic event for Peace, Online

    Date: 22 - 23 April 2022
    Location: Online
    Costs: Registration Fee
    Deadline: Monday 11 April 2022

    Logicians participating in this conference stand united for Peace. This event is used to collect financial aid for two specific causes: (a) We financially help our colleagues at universities in Ukraine, who are either displaced or have lost their homes, and thus are in urgent financial need. (b) We support the charitable fund 'Voices of children' which provides humanitarian aid and assists in Ukraine with the on-going evacuation processes.

    As the world urgently needs more logic and rationality, Logic4Peace creates a platform for logicians from around the world to present their work in any area of logic.

    All participants are asked to register for the conference. The registration fees will be entirely used to offer financial aid to Ukraine to help our colleagues and Voices of Children. We invite academic institutions and organizations to sponsor this online logic event.

    Signed by the Co-Organizing Associations and Institutions.

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/Logic4Peace/About/ or contact Sonja Smets at .
  • 21 April 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading Group

    Date & Time: Thursday 21 April 2022, 19:00-21:00
    Title: "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tieszen
    Location: See the website.

    This time we go to the hands-on phenomenological view of intuition. We read the second chapter of Mathematcial Intuition.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/phi-math/meetings or contact Jan Gronwald at .
  • 19 April 2022, ILLC Diversity Talks, Prof. Ludo Waltman

    Date & Time: Tuesday 19 April 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Prof. Ludo Waltman
    Title: Are we all biased? The complexity of the diversity puzzle
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)

    Ludo Waltman is professor of Quantitative Science Studies and deputy director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. He does research in the fields of bibliometrics and scientometrics, with a special emphasis on applications in research management and science policy. In his talk 'Are we all biased? The complexity of the diversity puzzle', Ludo will describe how informetric research and methods allow for a better understanding of diversity in the research system. Please see full abstract here. The talk will be followed by a reception with snacks and drinks in the ILLC Common Room.

    For more information, see https://illc-diversity-talks.github.io/Ludo/ or contact ILLC Diversity Committee at .
  • 19 April 2022, EXPRESS / PhilMath Seminar, Gil Sagi

    Date & Time: Tuesday 19 April 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Gil Sagi
    Title: Logicality in Natural Language
    Location: Online via Zoom

    Is there a relation of logical consequence in natural language? Logicality, in the philosophical literature, has been conceived of as a restrictive phenomenon that is alien to the complex and messy character of natural language. In this talk, I will claim that there is a relation of logical consequence in natural language, and moreover, that it is the subject matter of the bulk of current theories of formal semantics. I employ the framework of semantic constraints (Sagi 2014), which generalises the Tarskian definition of logical consequence. I apply the widely accepted criterion of invariance under isomorphisms (Sher 1996) generalised to the framework of semantic constraints (Sagi 2022), as well as a theory of Glanzberg (2014) to delineate the relation of logical consequence in natural language.

    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Lwenn Bussière-Caraes at .
  • 13 April 2022, LLAMA seminar, Johannes Marti

    Date & Time: Wednesday 13 April 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Johannes Marti (ILLC)
    Title: A focus-style proof systems for the alternation-free mu-calculus
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-marti-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 13 April 2022, DIP Colloquium, Nicole Gotzner

    Date & Time: Wednesday 13 April 2022, 14:00-15:30
    Speaker: Nicole Gotzner (Potsdam)
    Title: Vagueness, valence and pragmatic reasoning: Novel challenges for the Semantics/Pragmatics-Interface
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 12 April 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Andrew Tedder

    Date & Time: Tuesday 12 April 2022, 16:00-17:15
    Speaker: Andrew Tedder (Bochum)
    Title: The Algebraic Structure of Mares-Goldblatt Models
    Location: Hybrid

    In person location: Utrecht, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 1.06. This event will also be broadcast online, contact the organizer for more information.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
  • 8 April 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Alberto Miguel Gomez / Mervyn Tong / Vince Velkey

    Date & Time: Friday 8 April 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Alberto Miguel Gomez (Cambridge CHR) / Mervyn Tong (Cambridge EM) / Vince Velkey (Cambridge SID)
    Title: Infinite Games in Set Theory: Large Cardinals from Determinacy / Infinite Games in Set Theory: Supercompactness from Determinacy / Infinite Games in Set Theory: Applications of Infinite Games
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 8 April 2022, DutchCATS, Norihiro Yamada

    Date & Time: Friday 8 April 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Norihiro Yamada
    Title: Curry-Howard Isomorphisms without Commuting Conversions
    Location: Online

    The Dutch Categories And Types Seminar is an inter-university seminar on type theory, category theory, and the interaction between these two fields. It provides a forum for discussion, collaboration, and dissemination to researchers in type theory and category theory working in the Netherlands.

    For more information, see here or at https://dutchcats.github.io or contact Benno van den Berg at .
  • 7 April 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading Group

    Date & Time: Thursday 7 April 2022, 19:00-21:00
    Title: "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tieszen
    Location: Room B1.19C, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    In relation to the first chapter of "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tiszen, we will discuss some notions of Husserl's phenomenology that pertain to the categorial intuition.

    Derek So will introduce us to some basic concepts of Husserl's phenomenology. We focus on intentionality, synthetic and eidetic intuition. Then we will try to see how Tieszen posits it in his program.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/phi-math/meetings or contact Jan Gronwald at .
  • 7 April 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dingmar van Eck

    Date & Time: Thursday 7 April 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Dingmar van Eck
    Title: Explanation and Idealisation in Systems Biology
    Location: Online
  • 5 April 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Avi Wigderson

    Date & Time: Tuesday 5 April 2022, 17:00-18:00
    Speaker: Avi Wigderson (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
    Title: Randomness – the Utility of Unpredictability
    Location: Room C1.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/j.zuiddam/gen-math-colloq/ or contact Jeroen Zuiddam at .
  • 5 April 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Douwe Kiela

    Date & Time: Tuesday 5 April 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Douwe Kiela (Hugging Face)
    Title: Improving Multimodal Evaluation and Exploring Foundational Language and Vision Alignment
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 5 - 6 April 2022, Guarded Fragments: Current Trends and Applications (GF@25)

    Date: 5 - 6 April 2022
    Location: Online
    Costs: Free

    The Guarded Fragment (GF) of was introduced in 1996 by Hajnal Andréka, Johan van Benthem and István Németi, as a decidable fragment of first-order logic that aims to explain the attractive algorithmic and model theoretic behavior of modal logic. It subsequently gave rise to a larger family of decidable guarded fragments of first-order logic and second-order logic. These guarded fragments are, up to today, still actively studied and used in various application domains across different areas of computer science and artificial intelligence (e.g., data management, knowledge representation).

    This workshop is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of GF. It will show case recent results, bringing together different strands of research, and offering an opportunity for reflection. The workshop is fully online, with a program consisting of 7 invited lectures, spread out across two days.

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/GF25/ or contact Balder ten Cate at .
  • 1 April 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Dominik Gulgowski / James Kwon

    Date & Time: Friday 1 April 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Dominik Gulgowski (Cambridge SID) / James Kwon (Cambridge PET)
    Title: Constructibility & Large Cardinals / Infinite Games in Set Theory: Determinacy Proofs
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 1 April 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Marek Holan

    Date & Time: Friday 1 April 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Marek Holan(Abstract)
    Title: Input level of digital humanities experiment – Semantic dimension and its possible formalization
    Location: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)
  • 30 March 2022, LLAMA seminar, Jana Wagemaker

    Date & Time: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 11:30-12:30
    Speaker: Jana Wagemaker (Radboud University)
    Title: Concurrent NetKAT: Modeling and analyzing stateful, concurrent networks
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-wagemaker-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 28 March 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Juliette Kennedy

    Date & Time: Monday 28 March 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Juliette Kennedy
    Title: Reading syntax off semantics
    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.

    This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here: https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic .

  • 25 March 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading Group

    Date & Time: Friday 25 March 2022, 17:00-19:00
    Title: "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tieszen
    Location: Room TBA, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    In relation to the first chaptemnr of "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tiszen, we will discuss some notions of Husserl's phenomenology that pertain to the categorial intuition. We focus on intentionality, synthetic and eidetic intuition and then see how Tieszen posits it in his program.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/phi-math/meetings or contact Jan Gronwald at .
  • 25 March 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Deborah Kant

    Date & Time: Friday 25 March 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Deborah Kant (Hamburg)
    Title: An empirically informed perspective on the set-theoretic independence problem, Part II
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 24 March 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Bonan Zhao

    Date & Time: Thursday 24 March 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Bonan Zhao
    Title: How do people generalize causal relations over objects?
    Location: Online
  • 18 March 2022, Cool Logic, Bas Cornelissen

    Date & Time: Friday 18 March 2022, 17:00-19:00
    Speaker: Bas Cornelissen
    Title: Logical music: Writing algorithms to recompose the music of Arvo Pärt
    Location: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Arvo Pärt is one of the most popular contemporary composers. In fact, according to one count, he was the most performed contemporary composer in eight successive years from 2011 to 2018. Who would have expected that from algorithmically composed music? Indeed, that is how Pärt arguably composes: his style, known as tintanibulli, heavily relies on the use of simple mathematical procedures. They can regulate everything from the structure of a piece to the duration of individual notes. To better understand that process, we analyze and formalize Pärt's composition Summa. The algorithm we implement almost completely reconstructs the work: it outputs a musical score that matches the original in over 93% of the notes. In fact, as a result of dependencies between the notes, only 3.5% of the notes really remains to be corrected. Our work not only demonstrates that Pärt's approach to composition is deeply formal, it also invites new algorithmic compositions in his style.

    For more information, contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at .
  • 18 March 2022, DIP Colloquium cancelled

    Date & Time: Friday 18 March 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Simon Charlow (Rutgers)
    Location: ILLC, UvA

    Unfortunately this DIP colloquium had to be cancelled

  • 18 March 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Jonathan Osinski

    Date & Time: Friday 18 March 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Jonathan Osinski (Hamburg)
    Title: A Hierarchy of Compactness Cardinals below Vopěnka's Principle
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 17 March 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hans van Ditmarsch

    Date & Time: Thursday 17 March 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Hans van Ditmarsch (Open University, Heerlen)
    Title: Wanted Dead or Alive: Epistemic logic for impure simplicial complexes
    Location: Online
  • 16 March 2022, LLAMA seminar, Thomas Colcombet

    Date & Time: Wednesday 16 March 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Thomas Colcombet (IRIF)
    Title: Some recent advances in the MSO theory of countable linear orders
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-colcombet-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 16 March 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Felix Wierstra

    Date & Time: Wednesday 16 March 2022, 16:00-16:45
    Speaker: Felix Wierstra
    Title: Algebraic structures in topology
    Location: KdVI Seminar Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/j.zuiddam/gen-math-colloq/ or contact Jeroen Zuiddam at .
  • 16 March 2022, DIP Colloquium, Moshe Bar-Lev & Roni Katzir

    Date & Time: Wednesday 16 March 2022, 14:00-15:30
    Speaker: Moshe Bar-Lev & Roni Katzir (Tel Aviv)
    Title: Communicative stability and the typology of logical operators
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 11 March 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading Group

    Date & Time: Friday 11 March 2022, 17:00-19:00
    Title: "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tieszen
    Location: Room B1.19H, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Second meeting this year of the Philosophy of Mathematics Reading Group.
    This week we will discuss the 1st chapter from "Mathematical Intuition" by Richard Tieszen.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/phi-math/meetings or contact Jan Gronwald at .
  • 11 March 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Milica Denic

    Date & Time: Friday 11 March 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Milica Denic
    Title: Reverse-engineering the language of thought from cross-linguistic data
    Location: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)
  • 10 March 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Stipe Pandzic

    Date & Time: Thursday 10 March 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Stipe Pandzic (Utrecht University)
    Title: Default justification logic as a theory of arguments and epistemic justification
    Location: Online
  • 9 March 2022, LLAMA seminar, Joost J. Joosten

    Date & Time: Wednesday 9 March 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Joost J. Joosten (University of Barcelona)
    Title: Quantified Reflection Calculus, towards the polymodal case
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-joosten-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 8 March 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Maartje ter Hoeve

    Date & Time: Tuesday 8 March 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Maartje ter Hoeve (University of Amsterdam)
    Title: Towards Interactive Language Modeling
    Location: Room F3.20, Science Park 107, Amsterdam / online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 8 March 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Revantha Ramanayake

    Date & Time: Tuesday 8 March 2022, 16:00-17:15
    Speaker: Revantha Ramanayake (Groningen)
    Title: The first steps in cut-restriction
    Location: Online

    Please contact the organizer to join this online talk.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
  • 4 March 2022, Cool Logic, Bas Cornelissen

    Date & Time: Friday 4 March 2022, 17:00-20:00
    Speaker: Bas Cornelissen
    Title: Logical music: Writing algorithms to recompose the music of Arvo Pärt
    Location: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Arvo Pärt is one of the most popular contemporary composers. In fact, according to one count, he was the most performed contemporary composer in eight successive years from 2011 to 2018. Who would have expected that from algorithmically composed music? Indeed, that is how Pärt arguably composes: his style, known as tintanibulli, heavily relies on the use of simple mathematical procedures. They can regulate everything from the structure of a piece to the duration of individual notes. To better understand that process, we analyze and formalize Pärt's composition Summa. The algorithm we implement almost completely reconstructs the work: it outputs a musical score that matches the original in over 93% of the notes. In fact, as a result of dependencies between the notes, only 3.5% of the notes really remains to be corrected. Our work not only demonstrates that Pärt's approach to composition is deeply formal, it also invites new algorithmic compositions in his style.

    For more information, contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at .
  • 4 March 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Marco Degano

    Date & Time: Friday 4 March 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Marco Degano
    Title: How to be Specific
    Location: ILLC seminar room (F1.15, Science Park 107) and Online (Zoom)
  • 4 March 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Tim Seifert

    Date & Time: Friday 4 March 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Tim Seifert (Hamburg)
    Title: Kunen's L[U] construction
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 4 March 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Max Welling

    Date & Time: Friday 4 March 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Max Welling
    Title: Symmetries in Deep Learning with applications to Molecular Science
    Location: Room C0.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam and Zoom (hybrid)
    For more information, see https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/j.zuiddam/gen-math-colloq/ or contact Jeroen Zuiddam at .
  • 4 March 2022, DutchCATS, Andrew Swan

    Date & Time: Friday 4 March 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Andrew Swan
    Title: Definable and non definable notions of structure
    Location: Online

    The Dutch Categories And Types Seminar is an inter-university seminar on type theory, category theory, and the interaction between these two fields. It provides a forum for discussion, collaboration, and dissemination to researchers in type theory and category theory working in the Netherlands.

    For more information, see https://dutchcats.github.io or contact Benno van den Berg at .
  • 3 March 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Louwe Kuijer

    Date & Time: Thursday 3 March 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Louwe Kuijer (University of Liverpool)
    Title: Doing the best I can
    Location: Online
  • 3 March 2022, Valedictory Lecture, Michiel van Lambalgen

    Date & Time: Thursday 3 March 2022, 16:30-17:10
    Speaker: Michiel van Lambalgen
    Title: Time
    Location: Aula - Oude Lutherse kerk, Spui 411, 1012 XMAmsterdam

    On the occasion of his retirement, Michiel van Lambalgen will give a valedictory lecture entitled Time. People are cordially invited to attend this lecture in the Aula.

    A live stream of the event is available here.

  • 2 March 2022, LLAMA seminar, Maaike Zwart

    Date & Time: Wednesday 2 March 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Maaike Zwart (IT University of Copenhagen)
    Title: Lessons from failing distributive laws
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-zwart-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 1 March 2022, Philmath / EXPRESS Seminar, Anna Bellomo

    Date & Time: Tuesday 1 March 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Anna Bellomo
    Title: Bolzano’s measurable numbers and the arithmetization of analysis
    Location: online (zoom)

    Section VII of Bolzano’s Reine Zahlenlehre (RZ) introduces a special class of numbers, the measurable numbers, which constitute an early attempt at a rigorous treatment of the real number continuum. It remains to be settled, however, whether the RZ VII treatment is an instance of the ‘arithmetization of analysis’ Bolzano is often considered a pioneer of. In this talk I will offer a detailed analysis of Bolzano's RZ VII which leads me to conclude that Bolzano's measurable numbers cannot fully be described as an attempt at arithmetizing analysis – rather, they are still very much part of a traditional picture of mathematics as the science of quantity.

    To receive zoom details, please register here.

    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Lwenn Bussière at .
  • 28 February 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar, Thierry Coquand

    Date & Time: Monday 28 February 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Thierry Coquand
    Title: Formalization of Mathematics and Dependent Type Theory
    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.

    This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here:https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic .

  • 25 February 2022, Philosophy of Mathematics (Φ-Math) Reading Group

    Date & Time: Friday 25 February 2022, 17:00-19:00
    Title: The Philosophical Misconceptions of the Incompleteness Theorem
    Location: Room B0.207, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    On the first meeting of the Philosophy of Mathematics Reading Group in this academic year we will discuss some popular misinterpretations of Gödel's Theorem.

    These will include (1) Lucas/Penrose style of arguments against mechanism, (2) GIT as a confirmation of Platonism, (3) The "postmodern" interpretation.

    The talk will be given by Jan Gronwald. No preparation is required, but a look at the literature is most welcome.

    There will be no Zoom broadcast of the meeting.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/phi-math/meetings or contact Jan Gronwald at .
  • 24 February 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Hannes Leitgeb

    Date & Time: Thursday 24 February 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Hannes Leitgeb (LMU Munich)
    Title: A Finitistic Semantics for Mathematics
    Location: Online
  • 22 February 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Igor Sedlár

    Date & Time: Tuesday 22 February 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Igor Sedlár (Czech Academy of Sciences)
    Title: Generalized Scott-Montague Semantics for Hyperintensional Modal Logics
    Location: Online

    Contact the organizer to join the online talk.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
  • 21 February 2022, Reading Group on Causal Learning (Causal Inference Lab)

    Date & Time: Monday 21 February 2022, 14:05-15:30
    Location: Room B0.201, Science Park 904, Amsterdam and Online (Zoom, see website)

    Book: Peters, Jonas, Dominik Janzing, and Bernhard Schölkopf. 2017. Elements of Causal Inference: Foundations and Learning Algorithms. The MIT Press.

    For the next meeting, the material would be the same as the last meeting (Chapters 6.6- 6.12) since we scarcely managed to deal with all the important and ambiguous parts of it. There is a lot more to dig up!! ;D

    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Evan Iatrou at .
  • 18 February 2022, Cool Logic, Bas Cornelissen

    Date & Time: Friday 18 February 2022, 17:00-20:00
    Speaker: Bas Cornelissen
    Title: Logical music: Writing algorithms to recompose the music of Arvo Pärt
    Location: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at .
  • 18 February 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Jialiang Yan

    Date & Time: Friday 18 February 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Jialiang Yan
    Title: A Puzzle about Monotonicity under Epistemic Verbs
  • 18 February 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Raiean Banerjee

    Date & Time: Friday 18 February 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Raiean Banerjee (Hamburg)
    Title: E0 vs Laver, Miller and Sacks
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 17 February 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Torben Braüner

    Date & Time: Thursday 17 February 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Torben Braüner
    Title: Understanding responses of people with ASD in diverse reasoning tasks: A formal study
    Location: Online
  • 16 February 2022, LLAMA seminar, Amina Doumane

    Date & Time: Wednesday 16 February 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Amina Doumane (ENS Lyon)
    Title: Regular expressions for graphs of tree-width 2
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-doumane-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 16 February 2022, KdVI General Mathematics Colloquium, Jop Briët

    Date & Time: Wednesday 16 February 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Jop Briët (CWI)
    Title: Structure-versus-randomness in combinatorics and complexity
    Location: Room A1.04, Science Park 904, Amsterdam and Zoom (hybrid)
    For more information, see https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/j.zuiddam/gen-math-colloq/ or contact Jeroen Zuiddam at .
  • 14 February 2022, Topology via Logic Reading Group

    Date & Time: Monday 14 February 2022, 17:00

    The Topology via Logic reading group was established by the MoL students to introduce topology and its many applications in logic, epistemology, and computer science. Topology via Logic by Steven Vickers explores these applications by constructing topology on the basis of geometric logic, locales, and lattices. Join us as we go through Topology via Logic by Steven Vickers.

    Our Announcements Board: https://discord.gg/MRAJ6vMs
    And WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/G61XHn8D7nIImRue1tV7Ul

    For more information, contact Amittai Aharoni at .
  • 14 February 2022, ILLC Diversity Talks, Isabelle Collet

    Date & Time: Monday 14 February 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Isabelle Collet
    Title: Digital Technology and Gender Equality: A Challenge for Higher Education
    Location: Online via Zoom

    On 14 February, the ILLC Diversity Talks will start with a talk by Isabelle Collet, a former computer scientist and associate professor at the University of Geneva. Isabelle's talk 'Digital Technology and Gender Equality: A Challenge for Higher Education' will begin with an historical overview of gender disparity in computer science and describe effective and not effective strategies for increasing representation of women in STEM fields. Everyone is welcome!

    For more information, see https://illc-diversity-talks.github.io/Isabelle/ or contact ILLC Diversity Committee at .
  • 11 February 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Deborah Kant

    Date & Time: Friday 11 February 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Deborah Kant (Hamburg)
    Title: An empirically informed perspective on the set-theoretic independence problem
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 10 February 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Salvador Mascarenhas

    Date & Time: Thursday 10 February 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Salvador Mascarenhas (Institut Jean-Nicod, Department of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure)
    Title: Question-answer dynamics and confirmation theory in reasoning with alternatives
    Location: Online
  • 10 February 2022, PEPTalk, Federica Russo

    Date & Time: Thursday 10 February 2022, 12:00-13:00
    Speaker: Federica Russo
    Title: Connecting the ethics and epistemology of AI
    Location: Online

    On Thursday, 10 February, the Platform for the Ethics and Politics of Technology organises a PEPTalk on Connecting the Ethics and Epistemology of AI, featuring Federica Russo. The PEPTalk starts at 12:00 PM, (UTC+1). The session will be moderated by Aybüke Özgün.

  • 8 February 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Grzegorz Chrupała

    Date & Time: Tuesday 8 February 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Grzegorz Chrupała (Tilburg University)
    Title: Learning language from Peppa Pig
    Location: Zoom
    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 7 February 2022, Reading Group on Causal Learning (Causal Inference Lab)

    Date & Time: Monday 7 February 2022, 14:05-15:30
    Location: Room B0.201, Science Park 904, Amsterdam and Online (Zoom, see website)

    Book: Peters, Jonas, Dominik Janzing, and Bernhard Schölkopf. 2017. Elements of Causal Inference: Foundations and Learning Algorithms. The MIT Press.

    For the next meeting, we have to read from Chapter 6.6 "Calculating Intervention Distributions by Covariate Adjustment" to Chapter 6.11 "Algorithmic Independence of Conditionals". work on the exercises of Chapter 6.12 "Problems" and leftover exercises from our previous meeting.

    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Evan Iatrou at .
  • 4 February 2022, Cool Logic, Bobby Tosswill

    Date & Time: Friday 4 February 2022, 17:00-18:30
    Speaker: Bobby Tosswill
    Title: Towards a Logic of Explanation
    Location: Room D1.111, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

    Are you tired of getting confused listening to logic lectures? Has anyone ever looked at you like you’re speaking Martian when you try to explain what you’re studying here at the MoL? Do you find yourself reading a paper over multiple times, just checking that it's actually words written there, and not just gibberish pretending to be intelligent? Then you’re in the right place!

    In Cool Logic’s first talk of 2022 next Friday, 4 Feb, Bobby Tosswill will take us on a journey to investigate what understanding is, how we communicate complex ideas, and what exactly makes bad lectures quite so bad. Drawing on research from cognitive science, the philosophies of understanding, mathematical practice, and so much more, Bobby will propose a cognitively-plausible logic of explanation, and demonstrate how it can help us make sense of how we make sense of things. So join us February the 4th, D1.111 in Science Park 904 – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might even just learn something!

    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/ or contact Vasiliy Romanovskiy, Tibo Rushbrooke at .
  • 4 February 2022, DutchCATS, Julia Ramos Gonzalez

    Date & Time: Friday 4 February 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Julia Ramos Gonzalez
    Title: Exponentiable Grothendieck abelian categories and algebraic geometry
    Location: Online

    The Dutch Categories And Types Seminar is an inter-university seminar on type theory, category theory, and the interaction between these two fields. It provides a forum for discussion, collaboration, and dissemination to researchers in type theory and category theory working in the Netherlands.

    For more information, see https://dutchcats.github.io or contact Benno van den Berg at .
  • 4 February 2022, STiHAC Joint Meeting, Lucas Wansner

    Date & Time: Friday 4 February 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Lucas Wansner (Hamburg)
    Title: Cohen reals in computability theory
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 3 February 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Wesley Holliday

    Date & Time: Thursday 3 February 2022, 18:15-19:45
    Speaker: Wesley Holliday (University of California, Berkeley)
    Title: The Orthologic of Epistemic Modals
    Location: Online
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    28 January 2022, ILLC Current Affairs Meeting and new year drinks

    Date & Time: Friday 28 January 2022, 16:00-18:00
    Location: Zoom

    As in previous editions, the purpose of this 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.

    This edition will be followed by new year drinks in Gather Town.

    For more information, contact .
  • 26 January 2022, LLAMA seminar, Stefan Zetzsche

    Date & Time: Wednesday 26 January 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Stefan Zetzsche (University College London)
    Title: Canonical Automata via Distributive Law Homomorphisms
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-zetzsche-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 25 January 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Stipe Pandzic

    Date & Time: Tuesday 25 January 2022, 16:00-17:15
    Speaker: Stipe Pandzic (Utrecht)
    Title: Default justification logic as a logical theory of arguments
    Location: Online

    This talk is online, please contact the organizer to join.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .
  • 24 January 2022, Nordic Online Logic Seminar , Johan van Benthem

    Date & Time: Monday 24 January 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Johan van Benthem
    Title: Interleaving Logic and Counting
    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.

    This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here:https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic.

  • 24 January 2022, Reading Group on Causal Learning (Causal Inference Lab)

    Date & Time: Monday 24 January 2022, 14:15-15:30
    Location: Online (Zoom, see website)

    Our first meeting for 2022 is here!
    The reading material is
     - Chapter 5 "Connections to Machine Learning, I"
     - Chapter 6 "Multivariate Causal Models" until (and including) subchapter 6.5 "Markov Property, Faithfulness, and Causal Minimality"
    from the book:
      Peters, Jonas, Dominik Janzing, and Bernhard Schölkopf. 2017. Elements of Causal Inference: Foundations and Learning Algorithms. The MIT Press.

    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Evan Iatrou at .
  • 21 January 2022, DIP Colloquium, Cornelia Ebert

    Date & Time: Friday 21 January 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Cornelia Ebert (Frankfurt)
    Title: Revisiting the attributive-referential distinction with gesture semantics
    Location: Online via Zoom
  • 20 January 2022, Rational Effectiveness Training (RET) training

    Date & Time: Thursday 20 January 2022, 10:00-12:00
    Location: Science Park, Amsterdam

    Following the FIT FNWI webinar, we will organize a RET training at the beginning of 2022.

    RET stands for Rational Effectiveness Training, a way to gain insight into your own, often unconscious, thoughts and behavior. In this training you will learn to deal with emotions, such as anger, irritation and fear. The training will also teach you to look at situations differently so you will experience less stress.

    Keep an eye on the website for more details and registration, the training will be placed in the Faculty Agenda. The training consists out of 6 sessions, starting the 20th of January.

  • 15 January 2022, Birthday workshop: Exploring Baltag’s Universe

    Date & Time: Saturday 15 January 2022, 13:45-18:30
    Location: Online

    On 15 January 2022 we will be “Exploring Baltag’s Universe”, an online workshop organized for our colleague and friend Alexandru Baltag on the occasion of his birthday.

    The workshop will feature short talks by Alexandru’s long-standing colleagues and collaborators including Samson Abramsky, Sonja Smets, Fenrong Liu, Alexander Kurz, Luís Soares Barbosa, Nick Bezhanishvili, Kevin Kelly, Larry Moss and Johan van Benthem. The programme will start at 13h45 with welcome words and continues at 14h00 with the lectures till 19.00. You are warmly invited to join the celebration on 15 January.

    This event is associated with World Logic Day!

  • 14 January 2022, Vienna Logic Day Lecture (WLD 2022 Event), Moshe Y. Vardi

    Date & Time: Friday 14 January 2022, 17:00
    Speaker: Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University, Texas)
    Title: From Greek Paradoxes to Political Paradoxes
    Location: Virtual

    On 14 January 2021, we celebrate World Logic Day. In the city of Kurt Gödel, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and the Vienna Circle, mathematical logic and its application to the sciences have a long and rich tradition. This January we celebrate Annual Vienna World Logic Day Lecture with Moshe Y. Vardi.

    The ancient Greeks invented logic, as a tool to discover eternal truths. They also invented paradoxes, as a tool to sharpen the mind. In his Vienna World Logic Day Lecture Moshe Vardi not only addresses Greek paradoxes but also talks about the adverse consequences of technology in our modern day society.

  • 12 January 2022, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Thorsten Wißmann

    Date & Time: Wednesday 12 January 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Thorsten Wißmann
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 12 January 2022, LLAMA seminar, Thorsten Wißmann

    Date & Time: Wednesday 12 January 2022, 16:00-17:00
    Speaker: Thorsten Wißmann
    Location: Online (via Zoom)
    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/llama/#talk-wissmann-2022 or contact Tobias Kappé at .
  • 11 January 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Arthur Bražinskas

    Date & Time: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 16:00
    Speaker: Arthur Bražinskas (University of Edinburgh)
    Title: Abstractive opinion summarization
    Location: Zoom

    Opinion summarization is the automatic creation of text reflecting subjective information expressed in multiple documents, such as user reviews of a product. These short summaries can help users make better purchasing decisions by condensing useful information in hundreds or even thousands of reviews. However, due to the high cost of summary production, datasets large enough for supervised learning were absent until recently. This lead to a variety of extractive methods that construct summaries from review sentences. However, these methods often produce incoherent summaries with unimportant details. This presentation will focus on abstractive approaches that generate summaries using a free vocabulary and thus can yield more coherent texts. We will discuss summarizers trained in unsupervised, few-shot, and supervised regimes. These models combine principles of latent probabilistic models, variational inference, and reinforcement learning. In our unsupervised model (Copycat), we treat the product and review representations as latent continuous variables. At test time, we induce summarizing representations and map them to summarizing texts. In the supervised model (SelSum), we decompose the system into a selector (posterior) and summarizer. The selector treats reviews as latent categorical variables and selects a summary-relevant subset in training. Only the small subset is passed to the summarizer, which results in computational and memory savings. The system is trained end-to-end using variational inference and reinforcement learning. Finally, we fit another selector (prior) that selects subsets of informative reviews to summarize in test time.

    For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 11 January 2022, The Utrecht Logic in Progress Series (TULIPS), Iris van der Giessen

    Date & Time: Tuesday 11 January 2022, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Iris van der Giessen (Utrecht)
    Title: The form of proofs and structure of logics
    Location: Online

    This talk is online, please contact the organizer to join.

    For more information, see here or at http://tulips.sites.uu.nl/ or contact Colin R. Caret at .

Calls for Paper

  • 3 - 5 November 2022, The Making of the Humanities X, Wyndham Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Date & Time: 3 - 5 November 2022, 18:00
    Location: Wyndham Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Deadline: Sunday 15 May 2022

    We are delighted to announce that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) together with the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) will organize the 10th Making of the Humanities conference, from 3 till 5 November 2022.

    The conference site will be the Wyndham Hotel (Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center). More information on how to reserve a room with special conference rate will be posted in May 2022.

    We welcome panels and papers on any period or region. We are especially interested in work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines and civilisations.

    Abstracts of single papers (30 minutes including discussion) should contain the name of the speaker, full contact address (including email address), the title and a summary of the paper of maximally 250 words.

    Panels last 1.5 to 2 hours and can consist of 3-4 papers and possibly a commentary on a coherent theme including discussion. Panel proposals should contain respectively the name of the chair, the names of the speakers and commentator, full contact addresses (including email addresses), the title of the panel, a short (150 words) description of the panel’s content and for each paper an abstract of maximally 250
    words.

  • 19 - 21 October 2022, International Conference "Philosophical Perspectives on Sciences", Torun, Poland

    Date: 19 - 21 October 2022
    Location: Torun, Poland
    Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

    Our conference aims to address the role of hypothetical thinking in the formulation and development of scientific theories and models.Next year will mark the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus. We think that it would be highly pertinent to discuss how our understanding of the role of hypotheses has changed since his time. Is the use of hypotheses still viable in current science, or has it been superseded by other scientific concepts or methods? The aim of our conference is to contribute to the dialogue between scientists, historians of science, philosophers of science, and logicians interested in scientific methods of reasoning.

    Keynote Speakers: Stephen Barr (University of Delaware, USA) Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) Niccolo Guicciardini (University of Milan, Italy) Paweł Kawalec (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland) Emily Sullivan (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) K. Brad Wray (Aarhus University, Denmark) Peter Vickers (Durham University, United Kingdom).

    The conference welcomes formal and informal contributions on any aspects of hypothetical reasoning in science. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: - Historical Issues in Formulation of Hypotheses - Predictive and Explanatory Power of Hypotheses - Formal Aspects of Hypothetical Reasoning - New Trends Disrupting Hypothesis Driven Science,

    For more information, see https://ppshypothesis.umk.pl/.
  • 19 - 21 October 2022, 14th French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop (FPMW 14), Nantes, France

    Date: 19 - 21 October 2022
    Location: Nantes, France
    Deadline: Friday 1 July 2022

    The fourteenth edition of the French Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop  (FPMW) will be held from the 19th to the 21st of October 2022 at Nantes University.

    Each year, the workshop program consists of five talks by invited speakers, and five contributed talks.

    This year, the invited speakers are: Mark van ATTEN (CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure), Erwan BRUGALLÉ (Nantes Université), Jessica CARTER (Aarhus Universitet), Jean-Baptiste JOINET (Université Lyon III Jean Moulin) and Göran SUNDHOLM (Universiteit Leiden).

    For the five contributed talks, all topics in the philosophy of mathematics are welcome, whatever their approach. The workshop is also open to philosophical talks presenting a link to mathematics that do not fall under the philosophy of mathematics in a strict sense. Length of talks: 45 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of discussion. The languages of the workshop will be French and English.

    Young researchers as well as doctoral students are particularly encouraged to submit a proposal. This workshop will be an occasion to have their work discussed by recognized international experts.

  • 12 - 14 October 2022, The First International Conference on Foundations, Applications, and Theory of Inductive Logic (FATIL2022), Munich, Germany

    Date: 12 - 14 October 2022
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Deadline: Friday 13 May 2022

    Inductive reasoning is one of the most important reasoning techniques for humans and formalises the intuitive notion of 'reasoning from experience;. It has thus influenced both theoretical work on the formalisation of rational models of thought in Philosophy as well as practical applications in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and, in particular, Machine Learning. The First International Conference on Foundations, Applications, and Theory of Inductive Logic (FATIL2022) aims at bringing together experts from all fields concerned with inductive reasoning.

    The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites papers, which have to be in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style (template), in the following two categories: Full papers (12 pages max., including references, expected to report on new research that makes a substantial contribution to the field) and Extended abstracts (2 pages max., including references, can report on research in progress or other issues of interest).

    All papers will be subject to blind peer review based on the standard criteria of relevance, significance of results, originality of ideas, soundness, and quality of the presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings via CEUR-WS, and will be presented at the conference. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution for a special issue to be published in the Journal of Applied Logics.

    For more information, see http://fatil2022.krportal.org/.
  • 27 - 29 September 2022, 19th International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC), Tbilisi, Georgia (Hybrid)

    Date: 27 - 29 September 2022
    Location: Tbilisi, Georgia (Hybrid)
    Deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022

    The ICTAC conference series aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government to present research and exchange ideas and experience addressing challenges in both theoretical aspects of computing and the exploitation of theory through methods and tools for system development. ICTAC also aims to promote research cooperation between developing and industrial countries. ICTAC 2022 will be part of Computational Logic Autumn Summit (CLAS 2022). Taking into account the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine, the conference will be organized as a hybrid event.

    The conference concerns all aspects of theoretical computer science, including, but not limited to: Languages and automata - Semantics of programming languages - Logic in computer science - Lambda calculus, type theory and category theory - Domain-specific languages - Theories of concurrency and mobility - Theories of distributed computing - Models of objects and components - Coordination models - Timed, hybrid, embedded and cyber-physical systems - Security and privacy - Static analysis - Probabilistic and statistical verification - Software verification - Software testing - Runtime verification - Program generation and transformation - Model checking and theorem proving - Applications and case studies - AI-enabled software development - Theory and methods of trustworthy AI.

    We solicit submissions, related to the topics of ICTAC, in the following categories: original research contributions (16 pages max, excluding references); applications and experiences (16 pages max, excluding references); short papers, with original work in progress or with proposals of new ideas and emerging challenges (6 pages max, excluding references); and tool papers (6 pages max, excluding references).

    All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted concurrently for publication elsewhere. Paper submission is done via EasyChair. Papers must be formatted according to the guidelines for Springer LNCS papers (see ), without modifications of margins and other space-saving measures. All accepted papers in categories A-D will appear in the proceedings of the conference that will be published as a volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

    For more information, see https://viam.science.tsu.ge/clas2022/ictac/.
  • 26 - 28 September 2022, 6th International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2022), Berlin, Germany

    Date: 26 - 28 September 2022
    Location: Berlin, Germany
    Deadline: Tuesday 24 May 2022

    The International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR) is the leading international joint conference in the field of rule-based reasoning. Stemming from the synergy between the well-known RuleML and RR events, one of the main goals of this conference is to build bridges between academia and industry.

    RuleML+RR 2022 aims to bring together rigorous researchers and inventive practitioners, interested in the foundations and applications of rules and reasoning in academia, industry, engineering, business, finance, healthcare and other application areas. It provides a forum for stimulating cooperation and cross-fertilization between the many different communities focused on the research, development and applications of rule-based systems.

    The RuleML+RR 2022 conference is part of the event 'Declarative AI: Rules, Reasoning, Decisions, and Explanations' and is co-located with DecisionCAMP 2022 and the Reasoning Web Summer School. It features the RuleChallenge and a Doctoral Consortium as associated events.

    We are looking for high-quality papers related to theoretical advances, novel technologies, and artificial intelligence applications that involve rule-based representation and reasoning.

    We accept the following submission formats for papers: Long papers (up to 15 pages in LNCS style) and Short papers (up to 8 pages in LNCS style). Long papers should present original and significant research and/or development results. Short papers should concisely describe general results or specific applications, systems, or position statements. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference/workshop with formal proceedings.

    For more information, see https://2022.declarativeai.net/ or contact .
  • 26 - 29 September 2022, 23rd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2022), Bolzano, Italy

    Date: 26 - 29 September 2022
    Location: Bolzano, Italy
    Deadline: Friday 3 June 2022

    The 23rd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management concerns all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modelling and managing knowledge and the role of knowledge in the construction of systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, and so on.

    EKAW 2022 welcomes long and short papers dealing with theoretical, methodological, experimental, and application-oriented aspects of knowledge engineering and knowledge management.

    We will accept three types of papers:
    * Research papers (long and short), presenting a novel method, technique or analysis with appropriate empirical or other types of evaluation as a proof-of-concept.
    * In-use papers (long and short) describing applications of knowledge management and engineering in real environments.
    * Position papers (long and short) which describe novel and innovative ideas, comprise an analysis of currently unsolved problems, or review these problems from a new perspective, in order to contribute to a better understanding of these problems in the research community.

    For more information, see https://ekaw2022.inf.unibz.it.
  • 26 - 29 September 2022, The 5th workshop Formal Reasoning and Semantics (FORMALS 2022), Dubrovnik (Croatia) & Virtual

    Date: 26 - 29 September 2022
    Location: Dubrovnik (Croatia) & Virtual
    Deadline: Wednesday 15 June 2022

    The 5th workshop Formal Reasoning and Semantics will be held at the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik (IUC), as a part of the 11th conference Logic and Applications (LAP 2022). Virtual participation is also possible.

    The workshop is organized within the research project Formal Reasoning and Semantics (FORMALS). The emphasis of the project is on applications of logic in computer science, and vice versa, the application of computational tools in logical and mathematical research. Another goal is to apply logic to specific problems of linguistics or, more generally, cognitive and information sciences, as well as interdisciplinary areas in which economics and mathematics overlap (game theory, social choice theory).

    We have several 30 min slots available for contributed talks. All contributions which broadly fit the main goal of the project - mutual enrichment of pure and applied logic - are welcome. Authors should submit an abstract in LaTeX format, not exceeding three pages.

    For more information, see http://formals.ufzg.hr/index.php/workshop/.
  • 23 - 24 September 2022, 17th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks with Applications (LSFA22), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

    Date: 23 - 24 September 2022
    Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Deadline: Monday 2 May 2022

    Logical and semantic frameworks are formal languages used to represent logics, languages and systems. These frameworks provide foundations for the formal specification of systems and computational languages, supporting tool development and reasoning. The LSFA series' objective is to put together theoreticians and practitioners to promote new techniques and results, from the theoretical side, and feedback on the implementation and use of such techniques and results, from the practical side.

    LSFA topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Automated deduction * Applications of logical and semantic frameworks * Computational and logical properties of semantic frameworks * Formal semantics of languages and systems * Implementation of logical and semantic frameworks * Lambda and combinatory calculi * Logical aspects of computational complexity * Logical frameworks * Process calculi * Proof theory * Semantic frameworks * Specification languages and meta-languages * Type theory.

    Contributions should be written in English and submitted in full paper (with a maximum of 16 pages excluding references) or short papers (with a maximum of 6 pages excluding references). They must be unpublished and not submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. The papers should be prepared in LaTeX using the EPTCS style.

    For more information, see https://lsfa2022.dcc.ufmg.br/.
  • 21 - 23 September 2022, 32nd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2022), Tbilisi (Georgia) & Virtual

    Date: 21 - 23 September 2022
    Location: Tbilisi (Georgia) & Virtual
    Deadline: Monday 16 May 2022

    The aim of the LOPSTR series is to stimulate and promote international research and collaboration on logic-based program development. LOPSTR is open to contributions in logic-based program development in any language paradigm. LOPSTR has a reputation for being a lively, friendly forum for presenting and discussing work in progress.

    The 32nd International Symposium on Logic-based Program Synthesis and Transformation (LOPSTR 2022) will be held as a hybrid (blended) meeting, both in-person (at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University -TSU- in Tbilisi, Georgia) and virtual. LOPSTR 2022 will be co-located with PPDP 2022 as part of the Computational Logic Autumn Summit 2022.

    Submissions can be made in two categories: Full Papers and Extended Abstracts. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions of Full Papers must describe original work, and must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with refereed proceedings.

    Topics of interest cover all aspects of logic-based program development, all stages of the software life cycle, and issues of both programming-in-the-small and programming-in-the-large. Both full papers and extended abstracts describing foundations and applications in these areas are welcome. Survey papers that present some aspects of the above topics from a new perspective and papers that describe experience with industrial applications are also welcome.

    For more information, see http://lopstr2022.webs.upv.es/ or contact .
  • 21 - 22 September 2022, Thirteenth International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 2022), Madrid, Spain

    Date: 21 - 22 September 2022
    Location: Madrid, Spain
    Deadline: Friday 27 May 2022

    The aim of GandALF 2022 is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization.

    Authors are invited to submit original research or tool papers on all relevant topics in the conference areas. Papers focused on formal methods are especially welcome. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome.

    Submitted papers should not exceed 14 pages (excluding references and clearly marked appendices) using EPTCS format, be unpublished and contain original research. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are encouraged to make their data available with their submission. Submissions must be in PDF format and will be handled via the HotCRP Conference system.

    For more information, see https://gandalf2022.software.imdea.org/.
  • 20 - 23 September 2022, 28th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2022), Iaşi, Romania

    Date: 20 - 23 September 2022
    Location: Iaşi, Romania
    Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers.

    It is planned to have a special session with the exhibition of a one-hour documentary film "Taking the Long View: The Life of Shiing-shen Chern" (George Scisery, 2011) about a remarkable mathematician who is considered a father of modern differential geometry.

    Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics.  Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer. They must not exceed 12 pages, with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors.

    For more information, see https://wollic2022.github.io/ or contact .
  • (Updated) 19 - 24 September 2022, 13th International School on Rewriting (ISR 2022), Tbilisi, Georgia

    Date: 19 - 24 September 2022
    Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
    Deadline: Saturday 15 January 2022

    Term Rewriting is a simple but powerful model of computation with numerous applications in computer science and mathematics. It is heavily used in symbolic computation, formal reasoning, and program verification. Rewriting-based techniques are useful in many other fields as well, for instance, in quantum computing, biology, music...

    The 13th International School on Rewriting (ISR 2022) will be part of Computational Logic Autumn Summit and take place at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. The school is aimed at students, researchers and practitioners interested in the use or the study of rewriting and its applications and offers both Basic and Advanced tracks.

    We invite proposals for courses in the Advanced Track. If you are interested in giving a lecture in the advanced track, send us a mail before December 15, 2022 with the following informations: - a title, - an abstract, - an outline of the lecture, - some bibliographical references, - an expected duration.

    For more information, see http://viam.science.tsu.ge/clas2022/schools or contact Besik Dundua at .
  • 19 - 23 September 2022, 15th Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (CICM 2022), Tbilisi (Georgia) & Virtual

    Date: 19 - 23 September 2022
    Location: Tbilisi (Georgia) & Virtual
    Deadline: Monday 23 May 2022

    Digital and computational solutions are becoming the prevalent means for the generation, communication, processing, storage and curation of mathematical information. CICM brings together the many separate communities that have developed theoretical and practical solutions for mathematical applications such as computation, deduction, knowledge management, and user interfaces. It offers a venue for discussing problems and solutions in each of these areas and their integration.

    Invited Speakers: Erika Ábrahám (RWTH Aachen University), Deyan Ginev (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and NIST) and Sébastien Gouëzel (IRMAR, Université de Rennes 1).

    CICM 2022 invites submissions in all topics relating to intelligent computer mathematics, in particular but not limited to * theorem proving and computer algebra * mathematical knowledge management * digital mathematical libraries. CICM appreciates the varying nature of the relevant research in this area and invites submissions of different forms: formal submissions, informal submissions, and the doctoral programme.

    For more information, see http://www.cicm-conference.org/2022.
  • 15 September 2022, Sixth Philosophy of Language and Mind Network Conference, Warszawa

    Date: Thursday 15 September 2022
    Location: Warszawa
    Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

    PLM is a European network of centers devoted to the Philosophy of Language and Mind. PLM was founded in 2010 and organizes international conferences, workshop and master classes taught by leading experts in the field (see www.illc.uva.nl/PLM/).

    We invite abstract submissions for 40-minute talks (30 min + 10min discussion) in the areas of: philosophy of language (widely construed, including philosophical logic and philosophy of linguistics); and philosophy of mind (including philosophy of psychology and cognitive science).

    Abstracts should contain original research that, at the time of submission, has neither been published nor accepted for publication. One person can submit at most one abstract as sole author and one abstract as co-author (or two co-authored abstracts). Some abstract may be accepted for poster presentation. Selected papers from four previous PLM conferences have been published in special issues of Synthese or Review of Philosophy and Psychology. A similar special issue with selected papers is intended for PLM6.

    Abstracts should be anonymous, not more than two pages of A4 (1 inch margins, 11 Times Roman) and submitted as a pdf file via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=plm6). Submission opens 10 March 2022 and closes 30 April 2022. Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2022.

  • 14 - 16 September 2022, Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2022), Cardiff, Wales

    Date: 14 - 16 September 2022
    Location: Cardiff, Wales
    Deadline: Saturday 29 January 2022

    The International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) is a regular forum for presentation and exchange of the latest research results concerning theory and applications of computational argumentation. This year the biennial COMMA event will be hosted by the School of Computer Science and Informatics of the Cardiff University. COMMA 2022 will be preceded by the fifth edition of the Summer School on Argumentation (SSA 2022). In addition to the main conference track, COMMA 2022 will include system demonstrations, as well as workshops devoted to specific argumentation-related themes.

    We invite submission of original and unpublished work. Parallel submission to journals or other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not permitted.

    The conference includes a Regular Track and an Innovative Applications Track. As to the latter, we encourage the submission of original papers about innovative applications, e.g., in law, medicine, e-democracy, risk assessment, intelligent user interfaces, recommender systems, argument mining etc. Innovative applications papers will be assessed in an equally rigorous reviewing procedure as regular track papers.

    Reviewing is single-blinded. Paper submission, in PDF format, will be managed through EasyChair. The proceedings of the conference will be published by IOS Press as an open-access book. Authors should prepare their submission following the instructions given by IOS Press.The length of each submission for both Regular and Innovative Applications papers must not exceed 12 pages.

    For more information, see https://comma22.cs.cf.ac.uk or contact .
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    12 - 15 September 2022, Incontro AILA 2022, Caserta (Italy)

    Date: 12 - 15 September 2022
    Location: Caserta (Italy)
    Target audience: Logicians
    Costs: Free
    Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

    The Italian Association for Logic and its Application (AILA) announces the “XXVII Incontro di Logica”, that will take place in Caserta (Italy) in September 2022. The meetings will feature plenary talks form leading international researchers, invited talks from the recipients of the AILA awards, and contributed talks. Contributions from researchers of any nationality are welcome.

    The Programme Committee of Incontro AILA welcomes submissions of abstracts from any researcher in the world. A list of topics in the scope of the conference includes:
    - category theory,
    - computability theory,
    - model theory,
    - logic and computer science,
    - logic and philosophy,
    - non-classical logics,
    - proof theory,
    - set theory.

    The abstracts must be maximum 2-page long, written in English using the Easychair style: https://easychair.org/publications/for_authors
    Abstracts can be submitted through the Easychair website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aila20220

    The deadline for submission is the 30th April 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before the 15th June 2022.

    For more information, see https://www.ailalogica.it/incontro2022/ or contact Paola D'Aquino at .
  • 11 - 15 September 2022, LOGICA 2022, Tepla Monastery, Czech Republic

    Date: 11 - 15 September 2022
    Location: Tepla Monastery, Czech Republic
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    The Institute of Philosophy of the The Czech Academy of Sciences announces 'LOGICA 2022', the 35th in the series of annual international symposia devoted to logic, to be held at Tepla Monastery, Czech Republic, on 11 September -- 15 September 2022.

    Invited speakers: Steve Awodey (Carnegie Mellon University), Alena Vencovska (University of Manchester) and Yde Venema (University of Amsterdam). Additionally, the conference program will include a Special session on logic and information.

    If you are interested in presenting a paper at the symposium, please submit a two-page blinded abstract via EasyChair by 1 June 2022. Contributions devoted to any of the wide range of logical problems are welcome except those focused on specialized technical applications. Particularly welcome are contributions that cover issues interesting both for philosophically and mathematically oriented logicians.

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    9 - 10 September 2022, 25th Jubilee Edition of the International Conference on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets, Sofia, Bulgaria / online

    Date & Time: 9 - 10 September 2022, 09:00-18:00
    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria / online
    Target audience: academics
    Costs: EUR 100-200
    Deadline: Monday 30 May 2022

    The aim of the annual International Conference on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets (ICIFS) is to gather specialists interested in intuitionistic fuzziness, decision making under uncertainty, and other related topics, and to give them floor for discussions on both the theoretical and practical aspects of intuitionistic fuzzy sets. Since 2013, ICIFS has been an EUSFLAT endorsed event.

    All papers accepted for presentation at ICIFS'2022 will be published in the Journal "Notes on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets" (ISSN: 1310-4926, e-ISSN: 2367-8283) and will be available online with DOI numbers. Papers should not exceed 20 A4 pages and should comply with the paper template of the Journal "Notes on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets" and the Journal's Publication Ethics Policy. Manuscripts will be subject to rigorous peer review by two independent reviewers.

    For more information, see https://ifigenia.org/wiki/ICIFS-2022 or contact Vassia Atanassova, PhD at .
  • 5 - 7 September 2022, PhDs in Logic XIII, Turin, Italy

    Date: 5 - 7 September 2022
    Location: Turin, Italy
    Target audience: master and graduate students
    Costs: the participation is free but the registration is compulsory
    Deadline: Sunday 15 May 2022

    PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organized by graduate students. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes contributions to various topics in mathematical logic, philosophical logic, logic in computer science and in linguistics. It usually involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research.

    Registration deadline: 20/07/2022 (If you need a child-care, please let us know by email/contact-form within June 20th 2022).

    PhD students, master students, and first-year postdocs in logic from disciplines that include, but are not limited to, linguistics, mathematics, and philosophy are invited to submit an extended abstract on their research.

    Submission of an abstract is through the easychair platform; information and link for submission can be found at the following: https://www.phdsxiii.org/submissions. The submitted abstract must be in pdf format and it must be ready for blind review, therefore it should not contain any author's information. Abstracts must be no more than 1000 words long (not including references).
    Abstract submission deadline for contributed talks: 30/04/2022.

    For more information, see here or at https://www.phdsxiii.org or contact Vita Saitta, Claudio Agostini, Renato Turco, Giuliano Rosella, Salvatore Scamperti at .
  • 5 - 9 September 2022, 18th MonsTheoretical Computer Science Days (JM2022), Prague, Czech Republic

    Date: 5 - 9 September 2022
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    Deadline: Sunday 29 May 2022

    The Czech Technical University in Prague will host the 18th edition of the "Mons Theoretical Computer Science Days" on September 5-9, 2022 (postponed from September 7-11, 2020). The conference will offer invited talks and lectures on selected abstracts.

    The theme of the conference is combinatorics on words and formal languages from their different perspectives (combinatorial, algorithmic, dynamical, logic, ...). The conference also welcomes other related branches of computer science and mathematics (number theory, computability, model checking, semigroups, game theory, discrete geometry, decentralized algorithms, bioinformatics, ...).

    Authors are invited to submit abstract of their contribution between 1 and 4 pages long. Submissions will be open in April.

    For more information, see http://jm20.fjfi.cvut.cz/ or contact .
  • 4 - 11 September 2022, Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2022 (LATD 2022), Paestum, (Salerno, Italy)

    Date: 4 - 11 September 2022
    Location: Paestum, (Salerno, Italy)
    Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

    Logic, Algebra and Truth Degrees 2022 (LATD 2022) will be held on 4-11 September 2022 in Paestum, (Salerno, Italy). The conference will be co-located with the kick off conference of the MOSAIC project “Modalities in Substructural Logic: Theory, Methods and Applications”.

    The LATD conference series started as an official meeting of the working group on Mathematical Fuzzy Logic and has evolved into a wider meeting in Algebraic Logic and related areas. Its main goal is to foster collaboration between researchers in these areas, and to promote communication and cooperation with members of neighbouring fields.

    Invited speakers: Bahareh Afshari (University of Amsterdam), Mamuka Jibladze (Razmadze Mathematical Institute), Matteo Mio (Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon), Daniele Mundici (University of Florence), Sara Negri (University of Helsinki), Carles Noguera (Czech Academy of Sciences) and Alessandra Palmigiano (Vrije Univesiteit Amsterdam).

    We invite contributions on any relevant aspects of logical systems (including many valued, fuzzy, substructural, modal and quantum logics), in particular:
    * Proof theory and computational complexity
    * Algebraic semantics and abstract algebraic logic
    * First-order, higher-order and modal formalisms
    * Geometric and game-theoretic aspects
    * Applications and foundational issues

    Abstracts of contributed talks of 2-4 pages are to be prepared using the EasyChair class style.

    For more information, see http://logica.dipmat.unisa.it/LATD+MOSAIC/ or contact Nick Bezhanishvili at .
  • 31 August - 2 September 2022, 9th Conference on Machines, Computations and Universality (MCU 2022), Debrecen, Hungary

    Date: 31 August - 2 September 2022
    Location: Debrecen, Hungary
    Deadline: Sunday 8 May 2022

    The International conference MCU series traces its roots back to the mid 90's, and has always been concerned with gaining a deeper understanding of computation and universality through the study of models of general purpose computation.  The 9th edition of MCU will take place at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, it is co-located with DCFS 2022 and NCMA 2022. As long as travel conditions and the situation concerning the current humanitarian crisis in the neighboring Ukraine allow, the conference is planned to be on-site. If necessary, the possibility of both, in-person and online participation will be provided.

    The scope of the conference topics includes, but is not limited to, computation in the setting of various discrete models (Turing machines, register machines, cellular automata, tile assembly systems, rewriting systems, molecular computing models, neural models...) and analog and hybrid models (BSS machines, infinite time cellular automata, real machines, quantum computing...) and the meaning and implantation of universality in these contexts. Particular emphasis is given towards search for frontiers between decidability and undecidability in the various models, search for the simplest universal models, computational complexity of predicting the evolution of computations in the various models. Parallel computing models and their connections to decidability, complexity and universality.

    Submitted papers must describe work not previously published, and they must neither be accepted nor under review at a journal or at another conference with refereed proceedings. Authors are required to submit their manuscripts electronically in PDF using the LNCS style.  Papers should not exceed 15 pages; full proofs may appear in a clearly marked technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. The submission process is managed by EasyChair.

    A best paper and a best student paper will be selected by the program committee and announced during the conference. To be eligible for best student paper, except for at most one PhD adviser co-author, all co-authors and the person presenting the paper should at most have presented their PhD after September 1, 2021. A selection of papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science.

    For more information, see https://konferencia.unideb.hu/en/mcu-2022 or contact Jérôme Durand-Lose at , or György Vaszil at .
  • 25 - 26 August 2022, 2nd International Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems & Strategic Reasoning (LAMAS & SR 2022), Rennes, Frances

    Date: 25 - 26 August 2022
    Location: Rennes, Frances
    Deadline: Sunday 5 June 2022

    Logics and strategic reasoning play a central role in multi-agent systems. Logics can be used, for instance, to express the agents’ abilities, knowledge, and objectives. Strategic reasoning refers to algorithmic methods that allow for developing good behaviour for the agents of the system. At the intersection, we find logics that can express existence of strategies or equilibria, and can be used to reason about them.

    The LAMAS&SR workshop merges two international workshops: LAMAS (Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems), which focuses on all kinds of logical aspects of multi-agent systems from the perspectives of artificial intelligence, computer science, and game theory, and SR (Strategic Reasoning), devoted to all aspects of strategic reasoning in formal methods and artificial intelligence. LAMAS&SR 2022 will be an event co-located with the 14th International Conference on Advances In Modal Logic (AiML 2022, 22-25 August).

    Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of 2 pages, plus 1 page for references only, in the AAMAS 2022 format. Both published and unpublished works are welcome. Submissions are subject to a single-blind review process, thus, submissions should not be anonymous, must be in PDF format, and will be handled via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lamassr22

    Although there will be no formal proceedings, accepted extended abstracts will be made available on the workshop website. Extensions of selected original contributions will be then invited to a special issue of Games, an MDPI open-access journal, with a special arrangement.

    For more information, see https://lamassr.github.io/.
  • 22 - 25 August 2022, 14th International Conference on Advances in Modal Logic (AiML 2022), Rennes, France

    Date: 22 - 25 August 2022
    Location: Rennes, France
    Deadline: Monday 7 March 2022

    Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. AiML 2022 will be co-located with the Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems and Strategic Reasoning (LAMAS&SR 2022).

    We invite submissions on all aspects of modal logic. Papers on related subjects will also be considered. There will be two types of submissions for AiML 2022: (1) Full papers for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the conference, and (2) Short presentations intended for presentation at the conference but not for the published proceedings. Both types of papers should be submitted electronically using the EasyChair submission page which will be made available in due course. At least one author of each accepted paper or short presentation must register for and attend the conference.

  • 22 - 24 August 2022, 26th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial / DubDial 2022), Dublin (Ireland) & Virtual

    Date: 22 - 24 August 2022
    Location: Dublin (Ireland) & Virtual
    Deadline: Thursday 2 June 2022

    DubDial will be the 26th edition of the SemDial workshop series, which aims to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue in fields such as formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. In 2022 the workshop will be hosted by the Information, Communication and Entertainment Research Institute at Technological University Dublin, Ireland and the SFI ADAPT Research Centre. There will also be an online component for those who cannot travel to Dublin.

    This year, there will be a guiding theme for the conference: Interactivism. The interactivist model (Bickhard, 2009) offers a new dynamic approach to understanding language, communication, and cognition. Across many disciplines, from philosophy to neuroscience and robotics, there is recognition that explanations of life and mind need to be grounded in the physics of far-from-equilibrium, interactive systems. From this starting point, explanations have been developed for phenomena ranging from representation, perception, and action to motivation, memory, learning and development, emotions, consciousness, rationality, sociality, personality and psychopathology. This work has yet to develop interfaces with studies of specific phenomena in dialogue modelling and our purpose is to open the discussion on how dialogue researchers can take advantage of this and related perspectives like Enactivism and Ecological Psychology.

    We welcome submissions on this special theme of Interactivism and we continue to welcome any papers with formal, computational and empirical approaches to the semantics and pragmatics of dialogue. Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages of content (an additional 2 pages are allowed for references). SemDial 2022 cannot accept work for publication or presentation that will be (or has been) published elsewhere. Submissions due: 2 June 2022.

    There will be a later call for 2-page abstracts describing system demonstrations and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with submission deadline 15th July.

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    15 - 16 August 2022, ESSLLI Workshop "End-to-End Compositional Models of Vector-Based Semantics"

    Date: 15 - 16 August 2022
    Location: Galway, Ireland
    Deadline: Monday 16 May 2022

    This workshop focuses on end-to-end implementations of vector-based compositional architectures. This means not only the elementary word embeddings are obtained from data, but also the categories/types and their internal composition so that neural methods can then be applied to learn how the structure of syntactic derivations can be systematically mapped to operations on the data-driven word representations. For this last step, the workshop invites approaches that do not require the semantic operations to be linear maps since restricting the meaning algebra to finite dimensional vector spaces and linear maps means that vital information encoded in syntactic derivations may be lost in translation.

    On the evaluation side, we welcome work on modern NLP tasks for evaluating sentence embeddings such as Natural Language Inference, sentence-level classification, and sentence disambiguation tasks. Special interest goes out to work that uses compositionality to investigate the syntactic sensitivity of large-scale language models.

    The workshop welcomes but is not limited to contributions addressing the following topics:
    - End-to-end models of compositional vector-based semantics
    - Supervised and unsupervised models for wide-coverage supertagging and parsing
    - Approaches to learning word/sentence representations
    - Tasks and datasets requiring or benefiting from syntax
    - Analysis of model performance on syntactically motivated tasks
    - Multi-task learning/joint training of syntactic and semantic representations
    - Using compositional methods to assess neural network behaviour
    - Explainable models of sentence representation

    For more information, see https://compositioncalculus.sites.uu.nl/workshop or contact Gijs Wijnholds at .
  • 15 - 19 August 2022, Cognition And OntologieS Workshop (CAOS 2022), Joenkoeping, Sweden

    Date: 15 - 19 August 2022
    Location: Joenkoeping, Sweden
    Deadline: Friday 3 June 2022

    The purpose of the workshop is to bridge the gap between the cognitive sciences and research on formal ontologies and, thus, to create a venue for researchers interested in interdisciplinary aspects of knowledge representation.

    More specifically, CAOS investigates key cognitive phenomena and concepts (and the involved terminology) that can be found across language, psychology, and reasoning, and how they can be formally and ontologically understood and analysed. The exploration of the connection between cognitive sciences/experimental psychology and ontologies, as well as, more generally, symbolic AI, aims also to provide formal and logical modelling and reasoning approaches for capturing such connections. CAOS, thus, seeks answers to ways such formalisations and ontological analysis can be exploited in Artificial Intelligence and information systems, also in practical application.

    Cognition And OntologieS 2022 is part of the 8th Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2022).

    We welcome submissions on topics related to the ontology of hypothesised building blocks of cognition (such as image schemas, affordances, categories, and related notions) and of cognitive capacities (such as concept invention and combination, language acquisition and categorisation), as well as system-demonstrations modelling these capacities in application settings. We also welcome submissions addressing the cognitive and epistemological adequacy of ontological modelling.

    We welcome researchers from all career stages to participate. Besides full research papers, work in progress (short papers) and extended abstracts (presentation only) are also welcome since a central goal of the workshop is the discussion of ongoing interdisciplinary work. All research papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal.

    For more information, see https://caos.inf.unibz.it.
  • 15 - 19 August 2022, First International Workshop on Formal Models of Knowledge Diversity (FMKD), Joenkoeping, Sweden

    Date: 15 - 19 August 2022
    Location: Joenkoeping, Sweden
    Deadline: Wednesday 15 June 2022

    FMKD@JOWO intends to create a space of confluence and a forum for discussion for researchers interested in knowledge diversity in a wide sense, including diversity in terms of diverging perspectives, different beliefs, semantic heterogeneity and others. The importance of understanding and handling the different forms of diversity that manifest between knowledge formalisations (ontologies, knowledge bases, or knowledge graphs) is widely recognised and has led to the proposal of a variety of systems of representation, tackling overlapping aspects of this phenomenon.

    Besides understanding the phenomenon and considering formal models for the representation of knowledge diversity, we are interested in the variety of reasoning problems that emerge in this context, including jointly reasoning with possibly conflicting sources, interpreting knowledge from alternative viewpoints, consolidating the diversity as uncertainty, reasoning by means of argumentation between the sources and pursuing knowledge aggregations among others.

    We seek three types of contributions: * Full research papers not exceeding 14 pages excluding the bibliography. * Short papers not exceeding 6 pages excluding the bibliography. * Extended abstracts (presentation only) should be 2-4 pages long including the bibliography. Please, note that extended abstracts will not be included in the CEUR proceedings.

    All papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal. For inclusion in the JOWO proceedings, short papers must be at least 5 pages long. All contributions will be peer-reviewed. Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format in compliance with the new 1-column CEUR-ART Style. Submissions will be managed via EasyChair. At least one author of each accepted paper will be required to attend the workshop to present the contribution.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/unimib.it/fmkd/ or contact .
  • 12 August 2022, 36th International Workshop on Unification (UNIF 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Friday 12 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Thursday 5 May 2022

    UNIF 2022 is the 36th in a series of annual workshops on unification and related topics. Unification is concerned with the problem of identifying given (first- or higher-order) terms, either syntactically or modulo a theory. It is a fundamental technique that is employed in various areas of Computer Science and Mathematics. In particular, unification algorithms are key components in completion of term rewriting systems, resolution-based theorem proving, and logic programming. But unification is, for example, also investigated in the context of natural language processing, program analysis, types, modal logics, and in knowledge representation.

    Just as its predecessors', the purpose of UNIF 2022 is to bring together researchers interested in unification theory and its applications, as well as closely related topics, such as matching (i.e., one-ided unification), anti-unification (i.e., the dual problem to unification), disunification (i.e., solving equations and inequations) and the admissibility problem (which generalizes unification in modal logics). It is a forum for presenting recent (even unfinished) work, and discuss new ideas and trends in this and related fields. UNIF 2022 is associated with IJCAR 2022 part of the Federated Logic Conference 2022.

    Following the tradition of UNIF, we call for submissions of extended abstracts (5 pages) in EasyChair style. Abstracts will be evaluated by the Program Committee (if necessary with support from external reviewers) regarding their significance for the workshop. We also allow submission of work presented/submitted in/to another conference. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop and made available at the Web-page of UNIF 2022. Depending on the number and quality of submissions a special issue in AMAI or MSCS is envisioned.

    For more information, see http://www.cs.cas.cz/unif-2022/.
  • 11 - 12 August 2022, 8th Workshop on Practical Aspects of Automated Reasoning (PAAR 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: 11 - 12 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Tuesday 19 April 2022

    The automation of logical reasoning is a challenge that has been studied intensively in fields including mathematics, philosophy, and computer science. PAAR is the workshop on turning this theory into practice: how can automated reasoning tools be built that work and are useful in applications. PAAR covers all aspects of this challenge: which theories, logics, or fragments are well-behaved in practice, and connect well to application domains? which reasoning tasks are tractable and useful? which algorithms are able to solve real-world instances? how should automated reasoning tools be designed, implemented, tested, and evaluated? The goal of PAAR is to bring together theoreticians, tool developers, and users, to concentrate on the practical aspects of automated reasoning.

    PAAR 2022 will be co-located with FLoC/IJCAR 2022 and host the meeting of the working group on Automated Theorem Provers of the EuroProofNet COST action.

    The workshop welcomes high-quality contributions of any kind, including new research results, presentation of work in progress, presentation of  Researchers interested in participating are invited to submit either an extended abstract (up to 8 pages) or a regular paper (up to 15 pages), excluding references, via EasyChair. Short submissions that could stimulate fruitful discussion at the workshop are particularly welcome. Submissions should be prepared in LaTeX using the EasyChair proceedings style. Topics: automated reasoning, implementation, tools.

    For more information, see https://paar2022.github.io/.
  • 11 August 2022, 11th International Workshop on Theorem-Proving Components for Educational Software (ThEdu'22), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Thursday 11 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Monday 9 May 2022

    Computer Theorem Proving is becoming a paradigm as well as a technological base for a new generation of educational software in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The workshop brings together experts in automated deduction with experts in education in order to further clarify the shape of the new software generation and to discuss existing systems.

    ThEdu'22 will be a satellite workshop of FLoC 2022. Invited Speakers: Thierry Dana-Picard, Yoni Zohar.

    We welcome submission of extended abstracts and demonstration proposals presenting original unpublished work which is not been submitted for publication elsewhere. All accepted extended abstracts and demonstrations will be presented at the workshop. The extended abstracts will be made available online. Extended abstracts and demonstration proposals should be 5 pages (+|-1) in length and are to be submitted in PDF format. At least one of the authors of each accepted extended abstract/demonstration proposal is expected to attend ThEdu'22 and presents their extended abstract/demonstration.

    Topics of interest include:
      - methods of automated deduction applied to checking students' input;
      - methods of automated deduction applied to prove post-conditions  for particular problem solutions;
      - combinations of deductive and computerized enabling systems to propose next steps;
      - automated provers specific for dynamic geometry systems;
      - proofs and proving in mathematics education.

  • 11 August 2022, 4th Workshop on Interpolation: From Proofs to Applications (iPRA), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Thursday 11 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    Starting from Craig's interpolation theorem for first-order logic, the existence and computation of interpolants became an active research area, with applications in different fields, notably in verification, databases, and knowledge representation. There are challenging theoretical and practical questions, for model-theoretic as well as proof-theoretic approaches. The workshop aims at bringing together researchers working on interpolation and its various applications, based on different approaches, increasing the awareness of the automated reasoning community for challenging open problems related to interpolation.

    iPRA 2022 is a workshop at the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2022. The workshop will include invited talks, invited tutorials (speakers to be announced), and contributed talks.

    For the contributed talks, we solicit submissions in the form of abstracts. The authors of accepted abstracts are required to present their work at the workshop. A book of abstracts will be published online in advance of the event. We encourage submissions presenting work in progress, tools under development, as well as research of PhD students, such that the workshop can become a forum for active dialog. Presentations of recently published papers are also allowed and encouraged, but please indicate on your submission where the paper was published/presented.

    Abstracts (at most one page, excluding references) or extended abstracts (at most 5 pages, excluding references) have to be submitted by the submission deadline. Submissions should be written in English, and preferably formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

    For more information, see https://ipra-2022.bitbucket.io/.
  • 11 - 12 August 2022, 20th International Workshop on Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: 11 - 12 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Sunday 15 May 2022

    SMT 2022 is the 20th International Workshop on Satisfiability Modulo Theories. It is affiliated with IJCAR 2022, part of FLoC2022, and will be held on August 11th-12th, 2022, in Haifa, Israel.

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and users of SMT tools and techniques. Relevant topics include but are not limited to: * Decision procedures and theories of interest * Combinations of decision procedures * Novel implementation techniques * Benchmarks and evaluation methodologies * Applications and case studies * Theoretical results.

    Three categories of submissions are invited:
    1. Extended abstracts: given the informal style of the workshop, we strongly encourage the submission of preliminary reports of work in progress.
    2. Original papers: contain original research (simultaneous submissions are not allowed) and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the submission.
    3. Presentation-only papers: describe work recently published or submitted and will not be included in the proceedings.

    Papers on pragmatic aspects of implementing and using SMT tools, as well as novel applications of SMT, are especially encouraged. In addition, to celebrate the 20th edition of the workshop, we challenge the community to submit high-impact work!

    For more information, see http://smt-workshop.cs.uiowa.edu/2022/.
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    8 - 19 August 2022, 33rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022), Galway, Ireland

    Date: 8 - 19 August 2022
    Location: Galway, Ireland
    Deadline: Tuesday 15 June 2021

    Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, where the school will be virtual, it runs in a different European country each year. It takes place over two weeks in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both introductory and advanced levels, and attracts around 400 participants from all over the world.

    The main focus of ESSLLI is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited evening lectures.

    Registration is now open. Early registration is available until the 5th of June 2022.

    Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI 2022 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computer Sciences. Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

    Course proposals should fall under one of the categories Foundational Courses, Introductory Courses, Advanced Courses or Workshops. Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one.

    For more information, see https://2022.esslli.eu/ or contact Larry Moss at , or Theodorus Fransen at .
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    8 - 19 August 2022, ESSLLI 2022 Student Session, Galway (Ireland)

    Date: 8 - 19 August 2022
    Location: Galway (Ireland)
    Target audience: Students in the areas of logic, language and computation
    Deadline: Monday 11 April 2022

    The European Summer School of Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022) will feature a Student Session where students can present their work.

    We invite students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation to submit papers (of 4 or 8 pages) to the ESSLLI 2022 Student Session. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience. We also welcome smaller research projects and work in progress. Selected papers have regularly been appearing in the Student Session proceedings published by Springer.

  • 8 - 18 August 2022, Natural Logic Meets Machine Leaning III (NALOMA22), Galway (Ireland) and Virtual

    Date: 8 - 18 August 2022
    Location: Galway (Ireland) and Virtual
    Deadline: Friday 15 April 2022

    After the successful completion of NALOMA’20 and NALOMA’21, NALOMA'22 seeks to continue the series and attract exciting contributions. Particularly, this year NALOMA expands its focus to the whole field of Natural Language Understanding (NLU) . The workshop aims to bridge the gap between ML/DL and symbolic/logic-based approaches to NLU and lay a focus on hybrid approaches.

    This workshop invites submissions on any (theoretical or computational) aspect of hybrid methods in any subfield of NLU, including but not limited to NLI, QA, Sentiment Analysis, Dialog, Machine Translation, Summarization, etc.

    We invite two types of submission. Archival (long or short) papers should report on complete, original and unpublished research, and will be published in the workshop proceedings and appear in the ACL anthology. Extended abstracts may report on work in progress or work that was recently published/accepted at a different venue, and will not be included in the workshop proceedings (thus unpublished work will retain the status and can be submitted to another venue). Both accepted papers and extended abstracts are expected to be presented at the workshop.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/naloma22/.
  • 7 - 12 August 2022, The 11th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: 7 - 12 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Friday 11 February 2022

    IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. It is the merger of leading events in automated reasoning: CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems), ITP (International Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods). IJCAR 2022 will be part of the Eighth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022).

    IJCAR 2022 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated or interactive reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome: Regular papers describing solid new research results (up to 16 pages), and .System description papers describing implementations of systems, reporting on novel features and experiments with implemented systems (up to 7 pages). Both types of papers must be formatted using the Springer LNCS styles and submitted in PDF via EasyChair.

    For more information, see https://floc2022.org/workshops/ or contact .
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    7 - 10 August 2022, 35th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date & Time: 7 - 10 August 2022, 20:00
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Saturday 23 April 2022

    The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. It is the forum in which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences. The 35th edition will be held in Haifa, Israel, between August 7th and 10th 2022. It will be co-located with a number of events as part of FLoC 2022 (including KR & NMR 2022).

    Invited speakers: Aarti GUPTA, Princeton University, NJ, US (FLoC Plenary); Ziyad HANNA, Jasper Design Automation, Israel (FLoC Keynote); Pierre MARQUIS, CRIL-CNRS/Université d'Artois, Lens, France (Joint DL/NMR keynote); Sebastian RUDOLPH, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; Renate A. SCHMIDT, University of Manchester, UK.

    We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, including, but not limited to:
      • Foundations of description logics;
      • Extensions of description logics;
      • Integration of description logics with other formalisms;
      • Applications and use areas of description logics;
      • Systems and tools of all kinds around description logics.

    Submissions may be of two types: A – Regular papers of up to 11 pages (excluding references); B – Extended abstracts of 2–4 pages (excluding references). DL reviewing is single-blind by default, double-blind on request.

    The proceedings will be submitted to CEUR-WS.org for online publication. Accepted submissions of both types will be selected for either oral or poster presentation at the workshop based on their content, regardless of the type of submission.

    For more information, see http://dl.kr.org/dl2022.
  • 7 - 9 August 2022, 20th International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: 7 - 9 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Wednesday 27 April 2022

    NMR is the premier forum for results in the area of nonmonotonic reasoning. Its aim is to bring together active researchers in this broad field within knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR), including belief revision, uncertain reasoning, reasoning about actions, planning, logic programming, preferences, deontic reasoning, argumentation, causality, and many other related topics including systems and applications.

    NMR 2022 is part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022). As in previous editions, NMR 2022 aims to foster connections between the different subareas of nonmonotonic reasoning and provide a forum for emerging topics. Workshop activities will include invited talks and presentations of technical papers. The workshop will be structured by topical sessions fitting to the scopes of accepted papers.

    Papers should be at most 10 pages in KR style including references, figures, and appendices, if any.  Papers must be submitted via Easychair in PDF only. We especially invite papers on systems and applications, as well as position papers and papers addressing benchmark issues. Papers already published or accepted for publication at other conferences are also welcome, provided that the original publication is mentioned in a footnote on the first page and the submission at NMR falls within the authors;™ rights. In the same vein, papers under review for other conferences can be submitted with a similar indication on their front page.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/nmr2022/.
  • 2 - 5 August 2022, Seventh International Conference on Formal Structures for Computation and Deduction (FSCD 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: 2 - 5 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Tuesday 8 February 2022

    FSCD covers all aspects of formal structures for computation and deduction from theoretical foundations to applications. Building on two communities, RTA (Rewriting Techniques and Applications) and TLCA (Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications), FSCD embraces their core topics and broadens their scope to closely related areas in logics, models of computation, semantics and verification in new challenging areas.

    Submissions must be formatted using the LIPIcs style files. Submissions can be made in two categories. Regular research papers are limited to 15 pages, excluding references and appendices. They must present original research which is unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. System descriptions are limited to 15 pages, excluding references. They must present new software tools, or significantly new versions of such tools, in which FSCD topics play an important role. An archive of the code with instructions on how to install and run the tool must be submitted. In addition, a webpage where the system can be experimented with should be provided.

    The suggested, but not exclusive, list of topics for submission is:
    1. Calculi
    2. Methods in Computation and Deduction
    3. Semantics
    4. Algorithmic Analysis and Transformations of Formal Systems
    5. Tools and Applications
    6. Semantics and Verification in new challenging areas

    For more information, see https://fscd2022.github.io/.
  • 2 - 5 August 2022, 2022 Competitive Evaluation of QBF Solvers (QBFEVAL'22), Haifa, Israel

    Date: 2 - 5 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Friday 25 March 2022

    QBFEVAL'22 is the 2022 competitive evaluation of QBF solvers, and the fifteenth event aimed to assess the performance of QBF solvers. QBFEVAL'22 awards solvers that stand out as being particularly effective on specific categories of QBF instances. This will be a joint event with the 25th Int. Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT, affiliated with FLoC 2022).

    We warmly encourage developers of QBF solvers to submit their work, even at early stages of development, as long as it fulfills some very simple requirements. We also welcome the submission of QBF formulas to be used for the evaluation. Researchers thinking about using QBF-based techniques in their area (e.g., formal verification, planning, knowledge representation & reasoning) are invited to contribute to the evaluation by submitting QBF instances of their research problems (see the requirements for instances). The results of the evaluation will be a good indicator of the current feasibility of QBF-based approaches and a stimulus for people working on QBF solvers to further enhance their tools.

    For more information, see http://www.qbflib.org/qbfeval22.php or contact .
  • 1 August 2022, ICLP'22 Workshop on goal-directed execution of answer set programs, Haifa, Israel

    Date: Monday 1 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Friday 20 May 2022

    Answer set programming is a successful extension of logic programming for solving combinatorial problems as well as knowledge representation and reasoning problems. Most current implementations of ASP work by grounding a program and using a SAT solver-like technology to find the answer sets. While this approach is extremely efficient, relying on grounding of the program leads to significant blow-up of the program size, and computing the whole model makes finding justification of an atom in the model hard. This limits the applicability of ASP to problems dealing with large knowledge bases. Goal-directed or query-driven execution strategies have been proposed that do not require grounding. The goal of this workshop is to foster discussion around challenges and opportunities that such approaches present.

    Technical papers, position papers, as well as extended abstracts are welcome. Papers should be maximum 8 pages long and in LNCS Format. Submissions must be made via EasyChair

    For more information, see https://utdallas.edu/~gupta/gde22 or contact .
  • 1 August 2022, The 9th Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming (PLP 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Monday 1 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Friday 10 June 2022

    Probabilistic logic programming (PLP) approaches have received much attention in this century. They address the need to reason about relational domains under uncertainty arising in a variety of application domains, such as bioinformatics, the semantic web, robotics, and many more. Developments in PLP include new languages that combine logic programming with probability theory as well as algorithms that operate over programs in these formalisms. By promoting probabilities as explicit programming constructs, inference, parameter estimation and learning algorithms can be run over programs that represent highly structured probability spaces. Partly due to logic programming's strong theoretical underpinnings, PLP is fast becoming a very well founded area of probabilistic programming.

    This workshop provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, presentation of results and preliminary work in all areas related to probabilistic logic programming. While PLP has already contributed a number of formalisms, systems and well understood and established results in: parameter estimation, tabling, marginal probabilities and Bayesian learning, many questions remain open in this exciting, expanding field in the intersection of AI, machine learning and statistics. The workshop encompasses all aspects of combining logic, algorithms, programming and probability. It aims to bring together researchers in all aspects of probabilistic logic programming, including theoretical work, system implementations and applications. Interactions between theoretical and applied minded researchers are encouraged.

    A mixture of papers are sought including: new results, work in progress as well as technical summaries of recent substantial contributions. Papers presenting new results should be 6-15 pages in length. Work in progress and technical summaries can be shorter (2-5 pages). Contributions should be prepared in the 1-column CEURART style. Submissions will be managed via EasyChair. At least one author of each accepted paper will be required to attend the workshop to present the contribution.

    For more information, see http://stoics.org.uk/~plp2022/ or contact Roberta Calegari at , or Luke Dickens at .
  • 31 July - 12 August 2022, The Eighth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: 31 July - 12 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Monday 27 September 2021

    Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for workshops on topics in the field of computer science, related to logic in the broad sense. Each workshop proposal must indicate one affiliated conference of FLoC 2022.

    Each proposal should consist of an organisational part, and a short scientific justification of the proposed topic, its significance, and the particular benefits of the workshop to the community, as well as a list of previous or related workshops (if relevant). It is strongly suggested that prospective workshop organizers contact the relevant conference workshop chair before submitting a proposal.

  • 31 July - 8 August 2022, 38th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: 31 July - 8 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Friday 14 January 2022

    Since the first conference held in Marseille in 1982, ICLP has been the premier international event for presenting research in logic programming. Besides the main track, ICLP 2022 will host additional tracks and special sessions:
     - Applications Track
     - Recently Published Research Track
     - Doctoral Consortium (DC) and Mentoring Sessions
     - Tutorials and Co-located Workshops.

    ILCP 2022 will be part of FLOC 2022.

    Contributions are sought in all areas of logic programming, including but not restricted to Foundations, Languages issues, Programming support, Implementation, Related Paradigms and Synergies, and Applications.

    All papers submitted for the Main Track or the Application Track must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. These restrictions do not apply to previously accepted workshop papers with a limited audience and/or without archival proceedings. Regular papers (14 pages) will be published in Theory and Practice of Logic Programming Journal (TPLP), while Short papers (7 pages) will be published in the Technical Communication Proceeding (TC) published by Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS). Submissions for the Recently Published Research Track should be Extended abstract (2 or 3 pages) describing previously published research (from January 2020 onwards) in selective journals and conferences, but that have not been previously presented at ICLP.

  • 31 July - 12 August 2022, 19th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation & Reasoning (KR 2022), Haifa (Israel) & Virtual

    Date: 31 July - 12 August 2022
    Location: Haifa (Israel) & Virtual
    Deadline: Wednesday 2 February 2022

    Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR) is a well-established and lively field of research. In KR a fundamental assumption is that an agent's knowledge is explicitly represented in a declarative form, suitable for processing by dedicated reasoning engines. This assumption, that much of what an agent deals with is knowledge-based, is common in many modern intelligent systems. Consequently, KR has contributed to the theory and practice of various areas in AI, including automated planning and natural language understanding, and to fields beyond AI, including databases, verification, software engineering, and robotics. In recent years, KR has contributed also to new and emerging fields, including the semantic web, computational biology, cyber security, and the development of software agents.

    The KR conference series is the leading forum for timely in-depth presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the representation and computational management of knowledge. The KR2022 program will also feature workshops and tutorials, solicited by means of an open call, as well as a doctoral consortium. In addition to the main conference track, KR2022 will host the following tracks and sessions: - Applications and Systems Track - Recently Published Research Track - Special Session on KR and Machine Learning - Special Session on KR and Robotics. KR 2022 will be held as part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022) in Haifa, Israel, from July 31 to August 12, 2022. The KR-affiliated FLoC tutorials and workshops will take place directly before KR, on July 31-August 1. All events that are part of FLoC are currently planned to take place physically, but people can participate remotely in cases where travel is impossible.

    We solicit papers presenting novel results on the principles of KR that clearly contribute to the formal foundations of relevant problems or show the applicability of results to implemented or implementable systems. We also welcome papers from other areas that show clear use of, or contributions to, the principles or practice of KR. We also encourage "reports from the field" of applications, experiments, developments, and tests.

    All submissions must be written in English and formatted using the style files provided on the KR'22 website. Papers must be submitted in PDF format, through the EasyChair conference system. For the main conference track and additional tracks/sessions (except for the Recently Published Research track), we invite Full papers of up to 9 pages (including abstract, figures, and appendices (if any), but excluding references and acknowledgements) and Short papers of up to 4 pages (excluding references and acknowledgements). Both full and short papers must describe original, previously unpublished research, and must not simultaneously be submitted for publication elsewhere. These restrictions do not apply to previously accepted workshop papers with a limited audience and/or without archival proceedings, and to papers uploaded at public repositories (e.g., arXiv).

    The Recently Published Research track, workshops, tutorials, special sessions and the doctoral consortium have different submission guidelines and different submission and notification dates, which are or will be listed on the conference website.

    For more information, see https://kr2022.cs.tu-dortmund.de/ or contact Stefan Borgwardt at , or Maria Vanina Martinez at .
  • 31 July - 1 August 2022, Workshop "Connections between Epistemic Logic and Topology" (CELT2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date & Time: 31 July - 1 August 2022, 23:59
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Monday 14 February 2022

    The link between epistemic logic and topology has its roots, on the one hand, in the topological semantics of modal logic, and on the other hand, in the intimate relations between topology and concurrency, and between topology and distributed computing. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of new work in this area, from the development of more expressive logics capable of capturing fine topological structure, to the leveraging of topological tools to represent concepts such as observations, questions, and dependence relations, and encoding deep connections with distributed computing. The richness of this area has spawned a thriving, interdisciplinary research program with applications in learning theory, network epistemology, public and private communication, inquisitive semantics, philosophy of science, and knowledge representation in distributed computing, among others.

    This workshop aims at bringing together scholars working on various ways of connecting logic and topology to showcase a variety of recent developments and applications in the area, and to foster new research collaborations.

    The workshop will take place as a part of FLoC 2022—the Federated Logic Conference— in Haifa, Israel, affiliated with LICS. Our workshop will be held in the 2-day, pre-FLoC workshop block (July 31st - August 1st).

    We invite submissions for presentations. To apply, please submit an extended abstract of up to 3 pages (excluding bibliography) in PDF format. Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=celt2022.

    Abstract submission deadline: February 14th, 2022.

    For more information, see https://easychair.org/cfp/CELT2022 or contact Aybüke Özgün at .
  • 31 July 2022, 15th Workshop on Answer Set Programming & Other Computing Paradigms (ASPOCP 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Sunday 31 July 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Tuesday 26 April 2022

    Since its introduction in the late 1980s, Answer Set Programming (ASP) has been widely applied to various knowledge-intensive tasks and combinatorial search problems. The relationship of ASP to other computing paradigms, such as constraint satisfaction, quantified Boolean formulas (QBF), Constraint Logic Programming (CLP), first-order logic (FOL), and FO(ID) is the subject of active research. Furthermore, the practical applications of ASP also foster work on multi-paradigm problem-solving, and in particular language and solver integration. A large body of general results regarding ASP is available and several efficient ASP solvers have been implemented. However, there are still significant challenges in applying ASP to real life applications, and more interest in relating ASP to other computing paradigms is emerging. This workshop, affiliated with FLOC 2022, will provide opportunities for researchers to identify these challenges and to exchange ideas for overcoming them.

     The workshop invites two types of submissions: - original papers describing original research. - non-original paper already published on formal proceedings or journals. Original papers must not exceed 13 pages (excluding references) and must be formatted using the 1-column CEURART style. Authors are requested to clearly specify whether their submission is original or not with a footnote on the first page. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts in PDF via the EasyChair system.

  • 31 July 2022, 3rd Workshop on Explainable Logic-Based Knowledge Representation (XLoKR 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Sunday 31 July 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Monday 2 May 2022

    The problem of explaining why a consequence does or does not follow from a given set of axioms has been considered for full first-order theorem proving since at least 40 years, but there usually with mathematicians as users in mind. In knowledge representation and reasoning, efforts in this direction are more recent, and were usually restricted to sub-areas of KR such as AI planning and description logics. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different sub-areas of KR and automated deduction that are working on explainability in their respective fields, with the goal of exchanging experiences and approaches. The workshop will be co-located with KR 2022 at FLoC 2022.

    We invite extended abstracts of 2-5 pages on topics related to explanation in logic-based KR. The papers should be formatted in Springer LNCS Style and can be submitted via EasyChair. Since the workshop will only have informal proceedings and the main purpose is to exchange results, we welcome not only papers covering unpublished results, but also previous publications that fall within the scope of the workshop.

    A non-exhaustive list of areas to be covered by the workshop are the following: * AI planning * Answer set programming * Argumentation frameworks * Automated reasoning * Causal reasoning * Constraint programming * Description logics * Non-monotonic reasoning * Probabilistic representation and reasoning.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/xlokr2022.
  • 31 July 2022, 2nd Workshop on Machine Ethics and Explainability-The Role of Logic Programming (MEandE-LP 2022), Haifa, Israel (Virtual)

    Date: Sunday 31 July 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel (Virtual)
    Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    This workshop aims to bring together researchers working in all aspects of machine ethics and explainability, including theoretical work, system implementations, and applications. The co-location of this workshop with ICLP is intended also to encourage more collaboration with researchers from different fields of logic programming.This workshop provides a forum to facilitate discussions regarding these topics and a productive exchange of ideas.

    Topics of interest include (but not limited to):
     - New approaches to programming machine ethics;
     - New approaches to explainability of blackbox models;
     - Evaluation and comparison of existing approaches;
     - Approaches to verification of ethical behavior;
     - Logic programming applications in machine ethics;
     - Integrating logic programing with methods for machine ethics;
     - Integrating logic programing with methods for explainability.

    The workshop invites two types of submissions:
    - original papers describing original research
    - non-original paper already published on formal proceedings or journals.

    Original papers must be formatted using the Springer LNCS style. Regular papers must not exceed 14 pages (including references).

  • 31 July 2022, Workshop "Advances in Separation Logics" (ASL 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Sunday 31 July 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    The past two decades have witnessed important progress in static analysis and verification of code with low-level pointer and heap manipulations, mainly due to the development of Separation Logic (SL). SL is a resource logic, a dialect of the logic of Bunched Implications (BI) designed to describe models of the heap memory and the mutations that occur in the heap as the result of low-level pointer updates. The success of SL in program analysis is due to the support for local reasoning, namely the ability of describing only the resource(s) being modified, instead of the entire state of the system. This enables the design of compositional analyses that synthesize specifications of the behavior of small parts of the program before combining such local specifications into global verification conditions. Another interesting line of work consists in finding alternatives to the underlying semantic domain of SL, namely heaps with aggregative composition, in order to address other fields in computing, such as self-adapting distributed networks, blockchain and population protocols, social networks or biological systems.

    ASL 2022 is a workshop affiliated to IJCAR 2022 at FLOC 2022. Keynote Speakers: Philippa Gardner (Imperial College London) and Ralf Jung (MIT CSAIL).

    All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. We consider short papers up to 8 pages and regular papers between 9 and 15 pages (LNCS style, references excluded) on topics including: * decision procedures for SL and other resource logics, * computational complexity of decision problems such as satisfiability, entailment and abduction for SL and other resource logics, * axiomatisations and proof systems for automated or interactive theorem proving for SL and other resource logics, * verification conditions for real-life interprocedural and concurrent programs, using SL and other resource logics, * alternative semantics and computation models based on the notion of resource, * application of separation and resource logics to different fields, such as sociology and biology.

    For more information, see https://asl-workshop.github.io/asl22/.
  • 31 July - 1 August 2022, FLoC Workshop on Proof Complexity, Haifa, Israel

    Date: 31 July - 1 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    Proof complexity is the study of the complexity of theorem proving procedures. The central question in proof complexity is: given a theorem F (e.g. a propositional tautology) and a proof system P (i.e., a formalism usually comprised of axioms and rules), what is the size of the smallest proof of F in the system P? Moreover, how difficult is it to construct a small proof? Many ingenious techniques have been developed to try to answer these questions, which bare tight relations to intricate theoretical open problems from computational complexity (such as the celebrated P vs. NP problem), mathematical logic (e.g. separating theories of Bounded Arithmetic) as well as to practical problems in SAT/QBF solving.

    The workshop will be part of FLoC and will be affiliated with the conference SAT'22.

    We welcome 1-2-page abstracts presenting (finished, ongoing, or if clearly stated even recently published) work on proof complexity. Particular topics of interest are * Proof Complexity * Bounded Arithmetic * Relations to SAT/QBF solving * Relations to Computational Complexity. The abstracts will appear in electronic pre-proceedings that will be distributed at the meeting.

    Abstracts (at most 2 pages, in LNCS style) are to be submitted electronically in PDF via EasyChair. Accepted communications must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

    For more information, see https://floc-pc-workshop.gitlab.io/.
  • 31 July - 1 August 2022, VardiFest: "On the Not So Unusual Effectiveness of Logic", Haifa, Israel

    Date: 31 July - 1 August 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Sunday 15 May 2022

    The VardiFest titled "On the Not So Unusual Effectiveness of Logic" is a FLoC-22  workshop in honor of Moshe Vardi and is intended to celebrate Moshe Vardi's pioneering contributions that has enhanced logic's centrality in Computer science.

    The workshop will be organized ala Highlights conference style: i.e., composed of short talks and invited talks.

    This is a call for short talks (expected to be ~12 minutes). The proposal should be at most one page PDF in Easychair class style. We will try to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Given the depth and breadth of Vardi's contributions that span across multiple fields of computer science and society at large, there is no definite list of topics of interest. We encouraged you to present a proposal for a talk that would be of interest to Vardi be it published or not, technical or non-technical, retrospective or crystal-ball gazing.

    While we will give preference to in-person presentations, we will reserve a limited number of slots for remote presentations.

    For more information, see https://vardifest.github.io/.
  • 31 July - 1 August 2022, Dynamic Logic: new trends and applications (DaLí 2022), Haifa (Israel)

    Date: 31 July - 1 August 2022
    Location: Haifa (Israel)
    Deadline: Wednesday 18 May 2022

    Dynamic logic (DL), a generalisation of the logic of Floyd-Hoare introduced in the 70s by Pratt, is a well-known and particularly powerful way of combining propositions, for capturing static properties of program states, and structured actions, responsible for transitions from a state to another (and typically combined through a Kleene algebra to express sequential, non-deterministic, iterative behaviour of systems), into a formal framework to reason about, and verify, classic imperative programs. Over time Dynamic logic grew to encompass a family of logics increasingly popular in the verification of computational systems, and able to evolve and adapt to new, and complex validation challenges.

    Dynamic logic is not only theoretically relevant, but it also shows enormous practical potential and it is indeed a topic of interest in several scientific venues, from wide-scope software engineering conferences to modal logic specific events. That being said, DaLí is the only event exclusively dedicated to this topic. It is our aim to once again bring together in a single place the heterogeneous community of colleagues which share an interest in Dynamic logic - from Academia to Industry, from Mathematics to Computer Science, - to promote their works, to foster great discussions and new collaborations.

    Submissions of original papers (unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere) are invited on the general field of dynamic logic, its variants and applications, including, but not restricted to: - Dynamic logic, foundations and applications - Logics with regular modalities - Modal/temporal/epistemic logics - Kleene and action algebras and their variants - Quantum dynamic logic - Coalgebraic modal/dynamic logics - Graded and fuzzy dynamic logics - Dynamic logics for cyber-physical systems - Dynamic epistemic logic - Complexity and decidability of variants of dynamic logics and temporal logics - Model checking, model generation and theorem proving for dynamic logics.

    For more information, see http://dali2022.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt.
  • 31 July 2022, The Fourth Workshop on Causal Reasoning and Explanation in Logic Programming (CAUSAL 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Sunday 31 July 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Sunday 22 May 2022

    Sophisticated causal reasoning has long been prevalent in human society and continues to have an undeniable impact on the advancement of science, technology, medicine, and other significant fields. From the development of ancient tools to modern roots of causal analysis in business and industry, reasoning about causality and having the ability to explain causal mechanisms enables us to identify how an outcome of interest came to be and gives insight into how to bring about, or even prevent, similar outcomes in future scenarios.

    This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners of logic programming with a dedicated focus on methods and trends emerging from the study of causality and explanation. The workshop will present the latest research and application developments in these areas and provide opportunities to discuss current and future research directions and relationships to other fields (e.g. Machine Learning, Diagnosis, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, Philosophy of Science). An important expected outcome of this workshop is to collect first-hand feedback from the ICLP  community about the role and placement of causal reasoning and explanation in the landscape of modern computer theory as well as in the software industry.

    We welcome the submission of papers on systems, tools, and applications of logic programming methods for causal reasoning and explanation. In particular, we encourage submissions presenting recent developments, including works in progress. Submissions must describe original research and be prepared using the Springer LNAI/LNCS format and should be no longer than 13 pages.

  • 31 July 2022, The Third Workshop on Epistemic Extensions of Logic Programming (EELP 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Sunday 31 July 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Thursday 26 May 2022

    Several successful logic programming languages, evidenced by the availability of a multitude of solvers, industrial applications, and an active research community, have been proposed in the literature. Researchers have long recognized the need for epistemic operators in these languages. This led to a flurry of research on this topic, and renewed interest in recent years. A central question is that of the definition of a rigorous and intuitive semantics for such epistemic operators, which is still subject of ongoing research. Notions of equivalence, structural properties, and the inter-relationships between logic programming languages and established logics are all subjects being actively investigated. Another important topic is that of practical solvers to compute answers to logic programs that contain epistemic operators. Several solvers are actively developed, building on established solvers, or using rewriting-based approaches. For practical applications, additional language features are actively explored in order to be able to apply epistemic extensions of logic programming langauges to practical problems. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate discussions regarding these topics and a productive exchange of ideas.

    This workshop is part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC) 2022, to take place in Haifa, Israel.

    We welcome two categories of submissions: Full Papers, that is, original, unpublished research (at most 15 pages), and Extended Abstracts of already published research (at most 2 pages). All submissions should be in the Springer LNCS format. Paper submission will be handled electronically by means of the Easychair system. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Submissions to other conferences and journals both in parallel and subsequent to EELP 2022 are allowed.

  • 31 July - 1 August 2022, LICS Workshop "LogTeach-22: Why & how to teach logic for CS undergraduates?", Haifa (Israel)

    Date: 31 July - 1 August 2022
    Location: Haifa (Israel)
    Deadline: Monday 30 May 2022

    Logic is one of the pillars of the foundation of Computer Science, together with Algorithmic Mathematics, Information Theory, and Electronics. Consequently various versions of Logic courses used to be part of the undergraduate syllabus of Computer Science. However, as witnessed by the variety of conferences related to Logic present at the FLoC event, the emphasis has moved from the foundation to applications of Logic in Computer Science. Each of these conferences deal with topics suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, which require some Logic based prerequisite. On the other hand, Logic courses in the undergraduate syllabus have been forced to make place for courses deemed more suitable for the education of future specialists and practitioners working in IT. Many of the top Universities worldwide have dropped foundational Logic courses for undergraduates for more practical oriented courses, turning undergraduate CS programs into programs more suitable for what used to be vocational colleges and professional schools.

    Time has come to critically reflect upon and reevaluate the role of Logic in the undergraduate syllabus. It seems clear that the classical Logic in CS courses have no place there anymore. They seem to teach and emphasize the wrong narrative of logic as taught by tradition. However, it seems also clear that eliminating Logic courses all together is counter productive. The purpose of the workshop is the prepare a proposal for a logic course Logic-2020 which is useful and acceptable for University undergraduates in CS, and which can serve as a prerequisite for the many diverse branches of applied logic.

    We plan to have presentations of position papers (30 minutes, including discussion). All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

    • Full papers discussing the purpose of teaching Logic for CS undergraduates
    • Position paper proposing a syllabus for  teaching Logic for CS undergraduates, as one course, within several compulsory courses, or arguing for dropping logic all together.
  • 31 July 2022, 9th International Workshop on Rewriting Techniques for Program Transformations and Evaluation (WPTE 2022), Haifa, Israel

    Date: Sunday 31 July 2022
    Location: Haifa, Israel
    Deadline: Tuesday 31 May 2022

    The aim of WPTE is to bring together the researchers working on program transformations, evaluation, and operationally based programming language semantics, using rewriting methods, in order to share the techniques and recent developments and to exchange ideas to encourage further activation of research in this area.

    WPTE 2022 is affiliated to FSCD 2022, part of FLoC 2022, Haifa, Israel. Invited speaker: Akihisa Yamada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

    For the paper submission deadline an extended abstract of at most 10 pages is required. The extended abstract may present original work, but also work in progress. Based on the submissions the program committee will select the presentations for the workshop. All selected contributions will be included in the informal proceedings distributed to the workshop participants. One author of each accepted extended abstract is expected to present it at the workshop. Submissions must be prepared in LaTeX using the EPTCS macro package.

    For more information, see https://wpte2022.github.io/ or contact .
  • 23 - 24 July 2022, 10th Workshop 'What Can FCA Do for Artificial Intelligence?' (FCA4AI 2022), Vienna, Austria

    Date: 23 - 24 July 2022
    Location: Vienna, Austria
    Deadline: Monday 6 June 2022

    Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematically well-founded theory aimed at data analysis and classification. FCA allows one to build a concept lattice and a system of dependencies (implications and association rules) which can be used for many AI needs, e.g. knowledge processing, knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology engineering as well as information retrieval, recommendation, social network analysis and text processing. Recent years have been witnessing increased scientific activity around FCA, in particular a strand of work emerged that is aimed at extending the possibilities of plain FCA w.r.t. knowledge processing. These extensions are aimed at allowing FCA to deal with more complex than just binary data, for solving complex problems in data analysis, classification, knowledge processing... While the capabilities of FCA are extended, new possibilities are arising in the framework of FCA.

    We are pleased to announce that the 10th FCA4AI Workshop co-located with the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 Conference that will take place in July 2022. As usual, the FCA4AI workshop is dedicated to the discussion of such issues, and in particular:
    - How can FCA support AI activities in knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, natural language processing...
    - By contrast, how the current developments in AI can be integrated within FCA to help AI researchers solve complex problems in their domain,
    - Which role can be played by FCA in the new trends in AI, especially in ML, XAI, fairness of algorithms, and ``hybrid systems'' combining symbolic and subsymbolic approaches.
    The workshop will include time for audience discussion aimed at better understanding of of the issues, challenges, and ideas being presented.

    The workshop welcomes submissions in pdf format in Springer's LNCS style. Submissions can be: - technical papers not exceeding 12 pages, - system descriptions or position papers on work in progress not exceeding 6 pages. Submissions are via EasyChair. The workshop proceedings will be published as CEUR proceedings.

    For more information, see http://www.fca4ai.hse.ru/2022.
  • 20 - 22 July 2022, Fourteenth Conference on Logic and the Foundations of Game and Decision Theory (LOFT 2022), University of Groningen

    Date: 20 - 22 July 2022
    Location: University of Groningen
    Deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022

    This is the 14th in a series of bi-annual conferences on the applications of logical methods to foundational issues in the theory of individual and interactive decision-making. Preference is given to papers which bring together the work and problems of several fields, such as game and decision theory, logic, computer science and artificial intelligence, philosophy, cognitive psychology, mathematics and mind sciences.

    The three-day conference will give opportunity for paper presentations and discussions. Potential contributors should submit an extended abstract of approximately 5 - 10 pages in PDF format. Preference is given to papers which bring together the work and problems of several fields, such as game and decision theory, logic, computer science and artificial intelligence, philosophy, cognitive psychology, mathematics and mind sciences. Papers that have appeared in print, or are likely to appear in print before the conference, should not be submitted for presentation at LOFT.

    For more information, see https://loft2020.ai.rug.nl/ or contact Davide Grossi at .
  • 18 - 20 July 2022, Trends in Logic XXII

    Date: 18 - 20 July 2022
    Location: Cagliari, Italy
    Deadline: Friday 4 February 2022

    The 22nd Trends in Logic workshop, entitled "Strong & Weak Kleene Logics", will take place at the University of Cagliari (Cagliari, Italy) from 18–20 July 2022. It is organized by the ALOPHIS research group of the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Philosophy.

    The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working on various facets of logics related to the strong and weak Kleene systems, be they algebraic, proof-theoretic, or philosophical. The workshop will be held in a hybrid format, with in-person as well as online sessions. The workshop will be followed by another event on neighbouring topics, the second installment of Workshop on Relating Logics from July 22--23.

    Submissions of extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, not counting the bibliography). ae solicited. The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Proof theory and algebraic semantics, for Strong Kleene logic, The Logic of Paradox, Bochvar's logic, and Paraconsistent Weak Kleene logic.
    • Kleene lattices and their expansions (e.g., MV-algebras)
    • Płonka sums and regular varieties
    • Left & right variable inclusion logics
    • Non-Tarskian relatives of Kleene logics
    • Philosophical applications
    • CS applications

    Full versions of selected papers will be published in a special issue of Studia Logica after an open call for papers.

  • 18 - 22 July 2022, 5th Annual International Conference on Applied Category Theory (ACT2022), Glasgow, Scotland

    Date: 18 - 22 July 2022
    Location: Glasgow, Scotland
    Deadline: Monday 9 May 2022

    Applied category theory is important to a growing community of researchers who study computer science, logic, type theory, engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, social science, linguistics and other subjects using category-theoretic tools. The background and experience of our members is as varied as the systems being studied. The goal of the Applied Category Theory conference series is to bring researchers together, strengthen the applied category theory community, disseminate the latest results, and facilitate further development of the field.

    The conference will be fully hybrid, that is, it will be possible for both the audience and presenters to participate remotely over Zoom, if preferred.

    We accept submissions in English of original research papers, talks about work accepted/submitted/published elsewhere, and demonstrations of relevant software. Accepted original research papers will be published in a proceedings volume. The keynote addresses will be chosen from the accepted papers. The conference will include an industry showcase event and community meeting. We particularly encourage people from underrepresented groups to submit their work and the organizers are committed to non-discrimination, equity, and inclusion.

    Submission formats:
    1. Extended Abstracts should be submitted describing the contribution and providing a basis for determining the topics and quality of the anticipated presentation (1-2 pages).
    2. Conference Papers should present original, high-quality work in the style of a computer science conference paper (up to 14 pages, not counting the bibliography; detailed proofs may be included in an appendix for the convenience of the reviewers).
    3. Software Demonstrations should be submitted in the format of an Extended Abstract (1-2 pages) giving the program committee enough information to assess the content of the demonstration.

    For more information, see https://msp.cis.strath.ac.uk/act2022/.
  • 11 - 15 July 2022, 19th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU 2022), Milan, Italy

    Date: 11 - 15 July 2022
    Location: Milan, Italy
    Deadline: Friday 14 January 2022

    The IPMU Conference is organized every two years since 1986 with the focus of bringing together scientists working on methods for the management of uncertainty and aggregation. It also provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners in these and related areas.

    The conference includes keynote talks by Tomaso A. Poggio, César A. Hidalgo and Marianne Huchard, and various special sessions including one on 'Mathematical Fuzzy Logics: Modalities, Quantifiers and Uncertainty'.

    IPMU’2022 seeks original research contributions of a theoretical and methodological nature as well as application-oriented contributions. Leading researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their papers to the conference.

    For more information, see https://ipmu2022.disco.unimib.it/ or contact .
  • 11 - 15 July 2022, 17th Conference on Computability in Europe (CiE 2022): Revolutions and revelations in computability, Swansea, Wales

    Date: 11 - 15 July 2022
    Location: Swansea, Wales
    Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    CiE 2022 is the 18th conference organized by CiE (Computability in Europe), 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 2022 is planned as an on-site conference with online elements.

    The Program Committee cordially invites all researchers, European and non-European, to submit their papers in all areas related to the conference topics for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the proceedings of CiE 2022. Papers must be submitted in PDF format, using the LNCS style and must have a maximum of 12 pages, including references but excluding a possible appendix in which one can include proofs and other additional material. Papers building bridges between different parts of the research community are particularly welcome. Deadline: January 28, 2022.

    Continuing the tradition of past CiE conferences, we invite researchers to present informal presentations of their recent work. A proposal for an informal presentation must be submitted via EasyChair, using the LNCS style file (available at https:// www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines), and be 1 page long; a brief description of the results suffices and an abstract is not required. Results presented as informal presentations at CiE 2022 may appear or may have appeared in other conferences with formal proceedings and/or in journals. The deadline for the submission of abstracts for informal presentations is May 10, 2022.

    For more information, see https://cs.swansea.ac.uk/cie2022/ or contact .
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    6 - 10 July 2022, 13th Panhellenic Logic Symposium (PLS13), Volos (Greece)

    Date: 6 - 10 July 2022
    Location: Volos (Greece)
    Deadline: Wednesday 31 March 2021

    The Panhellenic Logic Symposium is a biennial scientific event that was established in 1997. It aims to promote interaction and cross-fertilization among different areas of logic. Originally conceived as a way of bringing together the many logicians of Hellenic descent throughout the world, the PLS has evolved into an international forum for the communication of state-of-the-art advances in logic. The symposium is open to researchers worldwide who work in logic broadly conceived.

    PLS13 will have a Poster and Mentoring Session.

    The Scientific Committee cordially invites all researchers in the areas of the conference to submit their papers for presentation at PLS13. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): Computability Theory, History and Philosophy of Logic, Logic in Computer Science, Model Theory, Nonclassical and Modal Logics, Proof Theory and Set Theory. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee of the symposium, who will make final decisions on acceptance.

    Graduate students and young researchers are invited to submit a short abstract on work in progress that may not be ready for a regular contributed talk. Those accepted will be able to present their work in poster form in a special poster session. The session will also feature a mentoring component whereby senior researchers will discuss the posters and provide feedback to student participants.

    Please note that there was a previous CFP in 2021. The accepted papers of the 2021 edition, along with some video presentations, appear on the event's webpage.

    For more information, see http://panhellenic-logic-symposium.org/13/ or contact for general enquiries at , George Barmpalias at , or Kostas Hatzikiriakou at .
  • (Updated) 4 July 2022, 4th workshop on Learning & Automata (LearnAut 2022), Virtual and Paris, France

    Date: Monday 4 July 2022
    Location: Virtual and Paris, France
    Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022

    Learning models defining recursive computations, like automata and formal grammars, are the core of the field called Grammatical Inference (GI). The expressive power of these models and the complexity of the associated computational problems are major research topics within mathematical logic and computer science. Historically, there has been little interaction between the GI and ICALP communities, though recently some important results started to bridge the gap between both worlds, including applications of learning to formal verification and model checking, and (co-)algebraic formulations of automata and grammar learning algorithms.

    The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts on logic who could benefit from grammatical inference tools, and researchers in grammatical inference who could find in logic and verification new fruitful applications for their methods. The LearnAut workshop will consist of 3 invited talks and 14 contributed talks from researchers whose submitted works were selected after a double-blind peer-reviewed phase. A significant amount of time will be kept for interactions between participants.

    We invite submissions of recent work, including preliminary research, related to the theme of the workshop. The Program Committee will select a subset of the abstracts for oral presentation. At least one author of each accepted abstract is expected to represent it at the workshop (in person, or virtually). Note that accepted papers will be made available on the workshop website but will not be part of formal proceedings (i.e., LearnAut is a non-archival workshop). Submissions in the form of extended abstracts must be at most 8 single-column pages long at most (plus at most four for bibliography and possible appendixes) and must be submitted in the JMLR/PMLR format. We do accept submissions of work recently published or currently under review.

    For more information, see https://learnaut22.github.io.
  • CfP special issue of Australasian Journal on Valerie Plumwood's contributions to logic

    Deadline: Monday 4 July 2022

    In 1967, Valerie Plumwood (then Routley) presented a talk entitled "Some False Laws of Logic" to the St. Andrews logic group in which she mounted criticisms of classical logic. The paper version of the talk was written but never published in full, but it was influential in later work in relevant and paraconsistent logic of the Australasian school.

    A special issue of the Australasian Journal of Logic will be compiled in order to celebrate Plumwood's contributions to logic, and to make this paper available. We invite contributed papers dealing with any topic concerning Plumwood's work on logic. Submissions (preferably in LaTeX or pdf) will be peer reviewed according to the standards of the AJL. Any contributor wanting a copy of Plumwood's paper, or with any questions about submissions, is encouraged to email the editors.

  • CfP special issue of Studia Logica on "Frontiers of connexive logic"

    Deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022

    Modern connexive logic started in the 1960s with seminal papers by Richard B. Angell and Storrs McCall. Connexive logics are orthogonal to classical logic insofar as they validate certain non-theorems of classical logic. Systems of connexive logic have been motivated by considerations on a content connection between the antecedent and succedent of valid implications and by applications that range from Aristotle’s syllogistic to Categorial Grammar and the study of causal implications.

    Recently, connexive logics have received new attention. Following the conference Trends in Logic XXI, ”Frontiers of connexive logic”, this special issue is meant to present current work on connexive logic to stimulate future research. Any papers related to connexive logics are welcome. Moreover, we will have a special section on other contra-classical logics, and thus any papers related to contra-classical logics, other than connexive logics, are welcome.

    Submissions of papers, following the general rules of Studia Logica, should be submitted via the Editorial Manager system by selecting the article type "S.I. : Frontiers of Connexive Logic".

    For more information, see https://www.springer.com/journal/11225/updates/20061914 or contact Hitoshi Omori at , or Heinrich Wansing at .
  • 28 June - 1 July 2022, 10th Conference on Highlights of Logic, Games, & Automata (HIGHLIGHTS 2022), Paris, France

    Date: 28 June - 1 July 2022
    Location: Paris, France
    Deadline: Friday 18 March 2022

    HIGHLIGHTS 2022 is the tenth conference on Highlights of Logic, Games and Automata. It aims at integrating the community working in these fields. Papers from these areas are dispersed across many conferences, which makes them difficult to follow. A visit to the Highlights conference should offer a wide picture of the latest research in the field and a chance to meet everybody in the community, not just those who happen to publish in one particular proceedings volume.

    Representative areas include, but are not restricted to: algorithmic model theory, automata theory, databases, game for logic and verification, logic, and verification. Invited talks: Dexter Kozen (USA), Marta Kwiatkowska (UK), Markus Lohrey (Germany) and Tatiana Starikovskaya (France). Tutorials: S. Akshay (India) and Dana Fisman (Israel).

    We encourage you to attend and present your best work, be it already published or not, at the Highlights conference. Submissions should take the form of a short abstract describing the content of the presentation and its interest. It should serve as a proposal for a presentation. Hence, submissions should have a single author — the speaker. They can concern any recently published, to be published, or ongoing work of the speaker. We expect you to present your favourite result of the year, so there should be at most one submission per speaker. The abstract should list co-authors, if any. Optionally, an extended abstract of up to two pages may be attached as a PDF file.

    Submissions will not lead to publications. There are no formal proceedings and we encourage submission of work presented elsewhere.

    For more information, see https://highlights-conference.org/2022/.
  • 22 - 24 June 2022, AAL Annual Conference: Australasian Association for Logic, Virtual, Online via Zoom

    Date: 22 - 24 June 2022
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Deadline: Sunday 15 May 2022

    The Australasian Association for Logic will hold its annual conference online via Zoom from Wednesday, June 22 to Friday, June 24, 2022. There will be three one-hour tutorials on different logic-related topics. The speakers will be Julian Gutierrez (Monash University), and two more experts (TBA). Session times will be 40 minutes. The scheduling is done according to Brisbane/Sydney/Canberra local time (AEST, UTC+10).

    We invite submission of research abstracts in any area of logic, broadly construed. To submit, send an anonymized short abstract (at most 2 pages) and title by email with the subject 'AAL 2022'. The soft deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 15. Submissions will be accepted for consideration until the hard deadline of Saturday, May 22. Decisions will be sent out in early June. We would like to encourage submissions from members of groups that are underrepresented in logic.

  • 20 - 23 June 2022, 12th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FoIKS 2022), Helsinki, Finland

    Date: 20 - 23 June 2022
    Location: Helsinki, Finland
    Deadline: Friday 18 February 2022

    The FoIKS symposia provide a biennial forum for presenting and discussing theoretical and applied research on information and knowledge systems. The goal is to bring together researchers with an interest in this subject, share research experiences, promote collaboration, and identify new issues and directions for future research.

    The FoIKS symposia are a forum for intensive discussions. Speakers will be given sufficient time to present their ideas and results within the larger context of their research. Furthermore, participants will be asked to prepare a first response to another contribution in order to initiate discussion.

    FoIKS 2022 solicits original contributions (as well as extensions of previously published contributions) dealing with any foundational aspect of information and knowledge systems. This includes submissions that apply ideas, theories or methods from specific disciplines to information and knowledge systems. Examples of such disciplines are discrete mathematics, logic and algebra, model theory, information theory, complexity theory, algorithmics and computation, statistics, and optimisation, among, of course, many others.

    For long papers, the suggested number of pages is 16, and the maximum number of pages is 18. For short papers, the maximum number of pages is 10. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

    For more information, see https://foiks2022.github.io or contact .
  • 20 - 25 June 2022, 28th International Conference on Types for Proofs and Programs (TYPES 2022), Nantes (France)

    Date: 20 - 25 June 2022
    Location: Nantes (France)
    Deadline: Wednesday 9 March 2022

    The TYPES meetings are a forum to present new and on-going work in all aspects of type theory and its applications, especially in formalised and computer assisted reasoning and computer programming.

    The TYPES areas of interest include, but are not limited to: * foundations of type theory and constructive mathematics; * applications of type theory; * dependently typed programming; * industrial uses of type theory technology; * meta-theoretic studies of type systems; * proof assistants and proof technology; * automation in computer-assisted reasoning; * links between type theory and functional programming; * formalizing mathematics using type theory.

    We solicit contributed talks. Selection of those will be based on extended abstracts/short papers of 2 pp (not including bibliography) formatted with easychair.cls. We encourage talks proposing new ways of applying type theory. In the spirit of workshops, talks may be based on newly published papers, work submitted for publication, but also work in progress.

    For more information, see https://types22.inria.fr/ or contact .
  • 17 June 2022, Eleventh Scandinavian Logic Symposium (SLSS 2022) - First call for abstracts

    Date: Friday 17 June 2022
    Location: Bergen, Norway
    Deadline: Friday 18 March 2022

    The eleventh Scandinavian Logic Symposium (SLSS 2022) will be held at the University of Bergen, Norway, during 17-19 June, 2022. The primary aim of the Symposium is to promote research in the field of logic (broadly conceived) carried out in research communities in Scandinavia. Moreover, it warmly invites the participation of logicians from all over the world. The meeting will include invited lectures and a forum for participants to present contributed talks.

    Abstracts of contributed talks, in PDF format, not exceeding two A4 (11pt) pages, should be submitted through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slss2020.
    Submission deadline: Friday 18 March, 2022.

    For more information, see https://scandinavianlogic2020.w.uib.no/eleventh-scandinavian-logic-symposium-slss-2020/ or contact Fernando R. Velazquez-Quesada at .
  • 16 - 17 June 2022, Fourteenth Latin American Workshop on New Methods of Reasoning (LANMR 2022), Virtual

    Date: 16 - 17 June 2022
    Location: Virtual
    Deadline: Friday 25 March 2022

    LANMR 2022 is the fourteenth edition of the Latin American Workshop series on Logic/Languages, Algorithms and New Methods of Reasoning. The aim of LANMR is to bring together researchers interested in methods of reasoning and applications involving logic broadly understood from philosophy to programming languages and artificial intelligence.  LANMR 2022 will be held on June 16th and 17th, 2022 fully online due to the COVID19 outbreak.

    We invite authors to submit papers to this forum, presenting original and unpublished research on all pertinent subjects. Papers submissions will be double-blind reviewed, must be written in English, formatted according to the Springer LNCS style, and not exceed 13 pages excluding references and figures.

    For more information, see http://www.lanmr.unam.mx.
  • 13 - 17 June 2022, 5th SILFS Postgraduate Conference on Logic & Philosophy of Science, Milan, Italy

    Date: 13 - 17 June 2022
    Location: Milan, Italy
    Deadline: Friday 31 December 2021

    We are pleased to announce that the 5th SILFS Postgraduate Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Science will be entirely devoted to young researchers. The aim of the conference is to gather young researchers working in the field of logic and philosophy of science and offer them the opportunity to present and discuss their papers in an informal and stimulating environment.

    The conference is divided into eight sessions, namely:
    1) Philosophy of Biology and Health Sciences
    2) Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science
    3) Foundations of Computing and Artificial Intelligence
    4) Classical and Non-Classical Logics
    5) Philosophy and Foundations of Physics
    6) Foundations of Logic and Mathematics
    7) Philosophy of Social Sciences
    8) General Philosophy of Science

    We invite submissions in the aforementioned areas of research from PhD students or scholars who completed their PhD in the last 5 years. In the case of a co-authored paper, at least one of the authors must be a PhD student or a scholar who completed her/his PhD in the last 5 years; only those meeting this requirement are eligible to submit the abstract. The best presentation of each of the eight sessions, selected by the Scientific and Organizing Committees, will be awarded during the last day of the Conference.

    For more information, see http://silfs2022.unimib.it.
  • 13 - 17 June 2022, 24th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages (COORDINATION 2022), Lucca, Italy

    Date: 13 - 17 June 2022
    Location: Lucca, Italy
    Deadline: Friday 28 January 2022

    Modern information systems rely increasingly on combining concurrent, distributed, mobile, adaptive, reconfigurable and heterogeneous components. New models, architectures, languages and verification techniques are necessary to cope with the complexity induced by the demands of today’s software development. Coordination languages have emerged as a successful approach, in that they provide abstractions that cleanly separate behaviour from communication, therefore increasing modularity, simplifying reasoning, and ultimately enhancing software development. Building on the success of the previous editions, this conference provides a well-established forum for the growing community of researchers interested in models, languages, architectures, and implementation techniques for coordination.

    COORDINATION 2022 is planned as a physical, in-person event, with certain support for remote presence, both for speakers and for other participants who are unable or unwilling to come. Depending on the pandemic situation, we may have to make a decision whether to cancel the physical component of the event or not.

    Authors are invited to submit papers electronically in PostScript or PDF using a two-phase online submission process. Registration of the paper information and abstract (max. 250 words) must be completed according to the above DisCoTec submission dates and submissions are handled through the EasyChair conference management system. Contributions must be written in English and report on original, unpublished work not submitted for publication elsewhere. Topics of interest encompass all areas of coordination. Special topic for this year's conference is Microservices (in collaboration with the Microservices Community).

    Submission categories:
    - Regular long papers (7-15 pages, not counting references) describing thorough and complete research results and experience reports
    - Regular short papers (4-6 pages, not counting references): describing research in progress or opinion papers on the past of COORDINATION research, on the current state of the art, or on prospects for the years to come
    - Short tool papers (4-6 pages, not counting references): describing technological artefacts in the scope of the research topics of COORDINATION
    - Long tool papers (7-15 pages, not counting references): describing technological artefacts in the scope of the research topics of COORDINATION

    _ Survey papers (16-25 pages, not counting references): describing important results and success stories that originated in the context of COORDINATION.

    For more information, see https://www.discotec.org/2022/coordination.
  • 13 - 17 June 2022, 15th Summer School on Modelling and Verification of Parallel Processes (MOVEP2022), Aalborg, Denmark

    Date: 13 - 17 June 2022
    Location: Aalborg, Denmark
    Costs: Early-bird 350 Euro (before May 1st, 2022), Late 400 Euro
    Deadline: Sunday 1 May 2022

    MOVEP is a five-day summer school on modelling and verification of infinite state systems. It aims to bring together researchers and students working in the fields of control and verification of concurrent and reactive systems.

    MOVEP 2022 will consist of ten invited tutorials. In addition, there will be special sessions that allow PhD students to present their on-going research (each talk will last around 20 minutes). Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) of these presentations will be published in informal proceedings.

    The organisation committee is closely monitoring the COVID situation. Currently, we are planning for an in-person school in Aalborg with the possibility for remote participation for those that cannot attend in person. Should it become necessary, the school will be held virtually.

    We encourage participants to present their (ongoing or published) work. Talks will last around 20 minutes. 1-2 page abstracts (no particular format is required) should be submitted via easychair:

    For more information, see https://movep2022.cs.aau.dk/.
  • 10 - 12 June 2022, Second International Workshop on Logics for New-Generation Artificial Intelligence (LNGAI 2022), Zhuhai (China) and Virtual

    Date: 10 - 12 June 2022
    Location: Zhuhai (China) and Virtual
    Deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022

    LNGAI 2022 is associated with a national key project called 'Research on Logics for New Generation Artificial Intelligence' (2021-2025), supported by the National Social Science Foundation of China. The main objectives of this project are to develop theories and techniques of non-monotonic logics and formal argumentation and apply them to causal reasoning, knowledge graph reasoning, and reasoning about norms and values, in an open, dynamic and real environment. Along with the project, we organize annual international workshops that aim at enabling efficient communication and collaboration between members of the project as well as other researchers who are interested in the topics of this project.

    Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic situations, LNGAI 2022 will be held in a HYBRID format (virtual and physical attendance both accepted), but participants from mainland China are supposed to attend on site.

    We invite two types of submissions: Full papers (within 10 pages excluding bibliography) describing original and unpublished work, and Extended abstracts (within 4 pages excluding bibliography) of preliminary original work. Additional support material may be included in an appendix, which may be considered or ignored by the program committee. Submissions must be formatted according to the LaTeX specification that can be downloaded from the website. Each submitted paper will be peer-reviewed by a panel of PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition and relevance for the conference. For each accepted paper, at least one author is expected to register and present the paper at the workshop.

    For more information, see https://xixilogic.org/lngai/2022/.
  • 6 - 11 June 2022, 2nd Conference on Ultrafilters & Ultraproducts across mathematics and related topics (ULTRAMATH 2022), Pisa (Italy) and/or Virtual

    Date: 6 - 11 June 2022
    Location: Pisa (Italy) and/or Virtual
    Deadline: Monday 21 March 2022

    The International Conference "ULTRAMATH 2022" aims to present recent results in the whole spectrum of mathematics which are grounded on the use of ultrafilters and ultraproducts. Its main goals:
     - Disseminate information about the various techniques related to the use of ultrafilters and ultraproducts, and their potential to attack open problems.
     - Bring together researchers with different backgrounds, and encourage their collaborations and interactions, especially on topics connecting different areas of mathematics.

    This is the second edition of "UltraMath", after the one held in Pisa in 2008. After two years of postponement, we are strongly committed to holding this 2022 edition with the physical presence of lecturers and participants. We will make every effort to ensure that this is done safely; in the unfortunate case of a new emergency due to the pandemic, UltraMath 2022 will take place anyway as a hybrid or as an online event, depending on the situation.

    Participants are invited to submit abstracts. Abstracts should be written in LaTeX (also plain text files are ok) and fit on at most one page when processed. The covered topics of UltraMath 2022 include (but are not limited to): Additive and Combinatorial Number Theory, Combinatorics and Ramsey Theory, Algebra and Geometry, General Topology, Measure Theory, Ergodic Theory and Dynamics, Functional Analysis and Metric Spaces, Nonstandard Analysis and Model Theory, Generalized Spaces and Differential Equations, and Set Theory.

    Greater prominence will be given to those results that satisfy (most of) the following conditions:
    - The results can be formulated and presented in non-specialist terms, and be in principle understandable by any practicing mathematician.
    - The usage of ultrafilters/ultraproducts is important (or even essential) in obtaining these results.
    - The results connect different areas of mathematics.
    - The results reveal new facets of known important topics.

    For more information, see https://www.ultramath.it/ or contact .
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    6 - 11 June 2022, XXV International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics "Dualities between Physics and Philosophy"

    Date: 6 - 11 June 2022
    Location: University of Urbino
    Target audience: Students and young researchers
    Costs: €70 (in person) or €30 (online)
    Deadline: Thursday 24 March 2022

    The XXV International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics of the University of Urbino will focus on a crucial topic of research in physics and philosophy: dualities, in particular in their gauge/gravity incarnation, and their philosophical implications.

    This topic has manifold ramifications, both for physics and for philosophy, as our speakers will show. The three speakers are professor Jonathan Bain (Department of Technology, Culture and Society/Philosophy Department, NYU), professor Johanna Erdmenger (Physics Department, University of Würzburg), and professor Sebastian De Haro (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, UvA).

    This year, we wish to offer three young researchers interested in Dualities in Physics and Philosophy the opportunity to test their skills by presenting their original papers to the other participants in a dedicated workshop at the end of the school, which will also feature Jeremy Butterfield (Philosophy Department, University of Cambridge) and Baptiste Le Bihan (Philosophy Department, University of Geneva) as senior speakers. Interested graduate students, postgraduates, and early researchers (Ph.D. degree obtained after January 2017) are invited to submit a 1000 words abstract.

  • 1 - 3 June 2022, Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, Brussels, Belgium / Online (Hybrid)

    Date: 1 - 3 June 2022
    Location: Brussels, Belgium / Online (Hybrid)
    Costs: Free
    Deadline: Sunday 1 May 2022

    The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host its Third Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice on June, 1-3 with Valeria Giardino (CNRS, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris).

    We intend the Masterclass to be a fully interactive event, with the twofold objective to understand in depth the materials presented in the lectures, and to provide early career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) with an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work in a helpful and constructive environment. The lectures by Valeria Giardino will take place in the mornings, and will be followed by afternoon sessions with presentations by early career researchers in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice. The exact titles of the lectures will be communicated at a later stage.

    We invite early career researchers who would be interested to present their work to send us an abstract of at most 250 words by April, 1st. Please submit your abstract, including your affiliation information, via the following form: https://forms.gle/ZsyQBpGftXoDxvcy5 or by sending it to the following email address: . The talks will be of a duration of around 20 minutes (not including discussion). Notification of acceptance will be sent out by mid April. Notice that submitting an abstract is not mandatory for attending the Masterclass.

  • CfP special issue of Logic Journal of the IGPL: Festschrift for John N. Crossley

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    The Logic Journal of the IGPL will publish a special issue in honour of Prof John N. Crossley on the occasion of his 85th birthday. The volume will contain invited contributions by students and collaborators of Prof Crossley in addition to any contributed submission that is found suitable after the appropriate review process. The list of invited authors includes Anil Nerode, Wilfrid Hodges, John Bell, Rod Downey, Rohit Parikh, Martin Wirsing, Lloyd Humberstone, Geoff Sutcliffe and Pimpen Vejjajiva. The issue will welcome submissions in the areas of history of logic, model theory, recursion theory, set theory, modal logic, constraint logic programming, and program extraction, particularly if they are related to Crossley's work.

    The Logic Journal of the IGPL will publish a special issue in honour of Prof John N. Crossley on the occasion of his 85th birthday. The volume will contain invited contributions by students and collaborators of Prof Crossley in addition to any contributed submission that is found suitable after the appropriate review process. The list of invited authors includes Anil Nerode, Wilfrid Hodges, John Bell, Rod Downey, Rohit Parikh, Martin Wirsing, Lloyd Humberstone, Geoff Sutcliffe and Pimpen Vejjajiva. The issue will welcome submissions in the areas of history of logic, model theory, recursion theory, set theory, modal logic, constraint logic programming, and program extraction, particularly if they are related to Crossley's work.

    John Crossley started his career at the University of Oxford as the first university lecturer in mathematical logic in that institution, a position created with the help of Prof Sir Michael Dummett. Some years later, Crossley moved to Monash University (Australia) to become a Professor of Pure Mathematics (and later, Logic). He is the main author of Constructive Order Types (North-Holland, 1969) and has co-authored various books, including Combinatorial Functors (Springer, 1974), Adapting proofs-as-programs: The Curry-Howard Protocol (Springer, 2005) and What is mathematical logic? (OUP, 1972). The latter is a very celebrated text and the first introduction to mathematical logic produced in Australia. He was editor of the Journal of the Australian Mathematical Societyand he has also edited or co-edited half a dozen logic conference proceedings. He was the chair of the Committee for Logic in Australasia of the Association for Symbolic Logic for 16 years, a former president of the Australasian Association for Logic, and one of the creators of the Asian Logic Conference. John Crossley has had several doctoral students who have gone to become very prominent logicians, most famously, Peter Aczel, Wilfrid Hodges, John Bell and Rod Downey. According to the Math Genealogy Project, Crossley has 216 academic descendants, more than any other logician in Australia or New Zealand.

    The submission deadline will be 1 June 2022. Please send your manuscript to Jane Spurr (), the executive editor of the journal, with a copy to Guillermo Badia (the guest editor, ). The subject line of the e-mail should be "Submission for special issue on JNC of the Logic Journal of the IGPL". The journal submission requirements can be found at: https://academic.oup.com/jigpal/pages/General_Instructions.

    For more information, see https://academic.oup.com/jigpal/ or contact .
  • 24 - 27 May 2022, 14th NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM 2022), Pasadena CA (U.S.A.) or virtual

    Date: 24 - 27 May 2022
    Location: Pasadena CA (U.S.A.) or virtual
    Deadline: Friday 3 December 2021

    The widespread use and increasing complexity of mission-critical and safety-critical systems at NASA and in the aerospace industry requires advanced techniques that address these systems' specification, design, verification, validation, and certification requirements. The NASA Formal Methods Symposium (NFM) is a forum to foster collaboration between theoreticians and practitioners from NASA, academia, and industry. NFM's goals are to identify challenges and to provide solutions for achieving assurance for such critical systems. The focus of the symposium will be on formal/rigorous techniques for software assurance, including their theory, current capabilities and limitations, as well as their potential application to aerospace during all stages of the software life-cycle.

    The NASA Formal Methods Symposium is an annual event organized by the NASA Formal Methods (NFM) Research Group, composed of researchers spanning six NASA centers. The organization of NFM 2022 is being led by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), located in Pasadena, California. The symposium is planned to be held in person at California Institute of Technology, but potentially transitioning to fully virtual if the COVID situation persists. Virtual presentations will be possible even if the conference is held in-person.

    There are two categories of submissions: Regular papers describing fully developed work and complete results (maximum 15 pages, excluding references) and Short papers on tools, experience reports, or work in progress with preliminary results (maximum 6 pages, excluding references). Additional appendices can be submitted as supplementary material for reviewing purposes. They will not be included in the proceedings. All papers must be in English and describe original work that has not been published.

    Authors are encouraged, but not strictly required, to submit artifacts that support the conclusions of their work (if allowed by their institutions). Artifacts may contain software, mechanized proofs, benchmarks, examples, case studies and data sets. Artifacts will be evaluated by the Program Committee together with the paper.

    Courageous authors, who want to delve in open source software being applied in real NASA missions, and find possible connections to and applications of Formal Methods, are invited to visit the open source repositories for the 'F' and 'cFS' frameworks for programming flight software.

  • 23 - 26 May 2022, Nineteenth International Conference on Computability and Complexity in Analysis (CCA 2022), Online (Zoom)

    Date: 23 - 26 May 2022
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    Deadline: Monday 21 March 2022

    The conference is concerned with the theory of computability and complexity over real-valued data. Scientists working in the area of computation on real-valued data come from different fields, such as theoretical computer science, domain theory, logic, constructive mathematics, computer arithmetic, numerical mathematics and all branches of analysis. The conference provides a unique opportunity for people from such diverse areas to meet, present work in progress and exchange ideas and knowledge.

    The topics of interest include foundational work on various models and approaches for describing computability and complexity over the real numbers. They also include complexity-theoretic investigations, both foundational and with respect to concrete problems, and new implementations of exact real arithmetic, as well as further developments of already existing software packages. We hope to gain new insights into computability-theoretic aspects of various computational questions from physics and from other fields involving computations over the real numbers.

    Authors are invited to submit 1-2 pages abstracts in PDF format, including references. If full versions of papers are already available as technical report or arXiv version, then corresponding links should be added to the reference list. Final versions of abstracts might be distributed to participants in electronic form.

    For more information, see http://cca-net.de/cca2022/.
  • CFP Special Issue of Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence on Symbolic Computation in Software Science

    Deadline: Monday 23 May 2022

    The purpose of this special issue of AMAI is to promote research on theoretical and practical aspects of symbolic computation in software science, combined with recent artificial intelligence techniques. Symbolic Computation is the science of computing with symbolic objects (terms, formulae, programs, representations of algebraic objects etc.). Powerful algorithms have been developed during the past decades for the major subareas of symbolic computation: computer algebra and computational logic. These algorithms and methods are successfully applied in various fields, including software science, which covers a broad range of topics about software construction and analysis. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence methods and machine learning algorithms are widely used nowadays in various domains and, in particular, combined with symbolic computation. Several approaches mix artificial intelligence and symbolic methods and tools deployed over large corpora to create what is known as cognitive systems. Cognitive computing focuses on building systems which interact with humans naturally by reasoning, aiming at learning at scale.

    The special issue is related to the topics of the The 9th International Symposium on Symbolic Computation in Software Science - SCSS 2021. Participants of the symposium, as well as other authors are invited to submit contributions. This special issue welcomes original high-quality contributions that have been neither published in nor simultaneously submitted to any journals or refereed conferences. Submissions will be peer-reviewed using the standard refereeing procedure of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. Submitted papers must be in English, prepared in LaTeX according to the guidelines of the journal.

  • 9 - 13 May 2022, 21st International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-2022), Auckland, New Zealand

    Date: 9 - 13 May 2022
    Location: Auckland, New Zealand
    Deadline: Friday 1 October 2021

    AAMAS (International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems) is the largest and most influential conference in the area of agents and multiagent systems. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in all areas of agent technology and to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems.

    We welcome the submission of technical papers describing significant and original research on all aspects of the theory and practice of autonomous agents and multiagent systems. AAMAS-2022 will also feature three special tracks, the Blue Sky Ideas Track, the JAAMAS Track, and the Demo Track, each with a separate Call for Papers.

  • 20 - 22 April 2022, Formal Models of Democracy, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) or virtual, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) or Virtual

    Date: 20 - 22 April 2022
    Location: Rotterdam (The Netherlands) or Virtual
    Deadline: Monday 24 January 2022

    The Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam) and the OZSW study group on Social Choice and Group Dynamics are organising a graduate conference on Formal Models of Democracy, featuring contributed talks by junior scholars and tutorials by Hélène Landemore (Yale University) and Ulle Endriss (University of Amsterdam).

    Formal modelling (decision theory, game theory, social choice theory, agent-based models, formal epistemology) has been and continues to be an important source of insight for political philosophy in general, and democratic theory in particular. The aim of this graduate workshop is to bring together junior scholars working on formal models and the normative theory of democracy. We specifically welcome contributions that combine both enterprises, or that critically inspect the relation between them.

    We welcome contributions by graduate students and scholars who obtained their PhD after March 1st, 2019. Depending on the number of high-quality submissions received, these junior scholars will have between 30 and 45 minutes (including Q&A) to present their work or research project.

  • 6 - 11 April 2022, Workshop on Hybrid Logic and Applications (HyLo 2022)

    Date: 6 - 11 April 2022
    Location: Crete, Greece
    Target audience: Logicians (computational, philosophical, mathematical)
    Costs: See Unilog web site
    Deadline: Saturday 9 October 2021

    Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic in which it is possible to directly refer to worlds/times/states or whatever the elements of the (Kripke) model are meant to represent.

    Hybrid logic is now a mature field with significant impact on a range of other fields, including
    - applied modal logics,
    - temporal logic,
    - labelled deduction,
    - philosophy of time, and
    - social reasoning.

    The scope of the workshop is not only standard hybrid-logical machinery like nominals, satisfaction operators, and the downarrow binder, but generally extensions of modal logic that increase its expressive power.

    The duration of the workshop is a half day or one day and it will take place at some point during the UNILOG congress, April 6-11, 2022.

    We welcome contributions to the the theory and applications of hybrid logic. To submit a contribution, send a one-page abstract to both organizers of the workshop. Please write "HyLo submission" in the subject field. Depending on the quality of the abstracts, there might be a follow-up special issue of a journal, with a separate refereeing round.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/unilog-2022/workshops/hybrid-logic or contact Torben Braüner at , or Patrick Blackburn at .
  • 6 - 11 April 2022, UNILOG Workshop "Logic(s) in Defective Science", Crete, Greece

    Date: 6 - 11 April 2022
    Location: Crete, Greece
    Deadline: Saturday 9 October 2021

    This workshop is devoted to exploring connections between non-classical logics and the rational use of defective information in the sciences, as well as the inferential practices in the sciences?particularly, those which make use of defective information. *Keynote speakers: *Gerhard Schurz (Universität Düsseldorf), Michèle Friend (Université Lille Nord-Europe/The George Washington University) and Diderik Batens (Universiteit Gent).

    The workshop welcomes formal and informal contributions on the different ways to explain and understand defective information in the sciences. To submit a contribution, please send a one-page abstract (plus references) prepared for blind review.

  • 4 - 6 April 2022, Philosophical roots of mathematical logic, Torino, Italy

    Date: 4 - 6 April 2022
    Location: Torino, Italy
    Deadline: Monday 28 February 2022

    The philosophical tradition of logic overlapped with the development of modern mathematical logic from the first versions of the algebra of logic in the mid nineteenth-century until inquiries into the logical foundations of mathematics from the early 1930s. This very fact strongly suggests that there might have been significant intersections between what appear now as separate disciplines, and raises the question of whether philosophical roots can be traced in the development of mathematical logic.The aim of this conference is to foster further exchanges between those who are doing scholarly research on the history of logic in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries from various perspectives, including those who focus on the philosophical tradition of the nineteenth century and its developments in neo-Kantianism and phenomenology, historians of logic and of related mathematical disciplines, as well as philosophers who are interested in the epistemological issues surrounding modern mathematical logic.

    The conference will take place at the University of Turin, Italy. It is planned as a hybrid event with face-to-face sessions and one online session.

    We welcome abstract proposals (max 500 words) prepared for blind review. When submitting an abstract proposal, please specify in the accompanying email whether you are currently planning to attend in person or online.

    For more information, see here or contact Francesca Biagioli at , Paola Cantù at , or Paolo Maffezioli at .
  • 3 April 2022, 9th Workshop on Horn Clauses for Verification and Synthesis (HCVS 2022), Munich, Germany

    Date: Sunday 3 April 2022
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022

    Many Program Verification and Synthesis problems of interest can be modeled directly using Horn clauses and many recent advances in the CLP and CAV communities have centered around efficiently solving problems presented as Horn clauses. This series of workshops aims to bring together researchers working in the two communities of Constraint/Logic Programming (e.g., ICLP and CP), Program Verification (e.g., CAV, TACAS, and VMCAI), and Automated Deduction (e.g., CADE, IJCAR), on the topic of Horn clause based analysis, verification, and synthesis. Horn clauses for verification and synthesis have been advocated by these communities in different times and from different perspectives and HCVS is organized to stimulate interaction and a fruitful exchange and integration of experiences.

    HCVS 2022 will host the 5th competition on constraint Horn clauses (CHC-COMP), which will compare state-of-the-art tools for CHC solving for performance and effectiveness on a set of publicly available benchmarks.

    We solicit regular papers describing theory and implementation of Horn-clause based analysis and tool descriptions. We also solicit extended abstracts describing work-in-progress, as well as presentations covering previously published results and posters that are of interest to the workshop. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the use of Horn clauses, constraints, and related formalisms in various areas.

    Submission has to be done in one of the following formats:
    -Regular papers (up to 12 pages plus bibliography in EPTCS  format), which should present previously unpublished work (completed or in progress), including descriptions of research, tools, and applications.
    -Tool papers (up to 4 pages in EPTCS format), which can outline the theoretical framework, the architecture, the usage, and experiments of the tool.
    -Extended abstracts (up to 3 pages in EPTCS format), which describe work in progress or aim to initiate discussions.
    - Presentation-only papers, i.e., papers already submitted or presented at a conference or another workshop.
    -Posters that are of interest to the workshop

    For more information, see https://www.sci.unich.it/hcvs22/.
  • 2 - 7 April 2022, 25th European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software (ETAPS 2022), Munich, Germany (Hybrid)

    Date: 2 - 7 April 2022
    Location: Munich, Germany (Hybrid)
    Deadline: Thursday 14 October 2021

    ETAPS is the primary European forum for academic and industrial researchers working on topics relating to software science. ETAPS, established in 1998, is a confederation of four annual conferences, accompanied by satellite workshops:

    • ESOP: European Symposium on Programming
    • FASE: Fundamental Approaches to Software Engineering
    • FoSSaCS: Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures
    • TACAS: Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems

    A number of satellite workshops and other events will take place before the main conferences. In particular, there will be a PhD student mentoring workshop organized by Caterina Urban, Wolfgang Ahrendt and Gidon Ernst. TACAS '22 will host the 11th Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP).

    The four main conferences of ETAPS 2022 solicit contributions of the following types: ESOP: regular research papers of max 25 pp; FASE: regular research papers and empirical evaluation papers of max 18 pp, new ideas and emerging results (NIER) papers of max 8 pp, tool demonstration papers of max 6 pp (+ mandatory appendix of max 6 pp); FoSSaCS: regular research papers of max 18 pp; TACAS: regular research papers, case study papers and regular tool papers of max 16 pp, tool demonstration papers of max 6 pp. All page limits are given excluding the bibliography.

    For definitions of the different paper types and specific instructions, where they are present, see the webpages of the individual conferences. Submitted papers must be in English presenting original research. They must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. In particular, simultaneous submission of the same contribution to multiple ETAPS conferences is also forbidden.

    For more information, see https://etaps.org/2022.
  • 2 - 3 April 2022, 16th IFIP WG 1.3 International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods in Computer Science (CMCS'22), Munich, Germany

    Date: 2 - 3 April 2022
    Location: Munich, Germany
    Deadline: Monday 24 January 2022

    Established in 1998, the CMCS workshops aim to bring together researchers with a common interest in the theory of coalgebras, their logics, and their applications. As the workshop series strives to maintain breadth in its scope, areas of interest include neighbouring fields as well. CMCS'22 will be held in Munich, Germany, co-located with ETAPS 2022 on 2-3 April 2022. Topics of interest are the theory and applications of coalgebra and coinductive reasoning in all research areas of Computer Science.

    We solicit two types of contributions: regular papers and short contributions. Regular papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Regular papers should be max 18 pages long in Springer LNCS style, excluding references and an appendix of up to 5 pages. Note that reviewers are not obliged to read the appendix, and the merits of the paper should be clear from the main text. Short contributions may describe work in progress, or summarise work submitted to a conference or workshop elsewhere. They should be no more than two pages including references.

    For more information, see https://www.coalg.org/cmcs22/.
  • 1 - 11 April 2022, 7th World Congress and School on Universal Logic (UNILOG 2021), Chania/Crete (Greece)

    Date: 1 - 11 April 2022
    Location: Chania/Crete (Greece)
    Deadline: Tuesday 21 September 2021

    UNILOG is a series of events (combining a congress and a school) promoting logic in all its aspects (mathematical, philosophical, computational, semiological, historical), as well as the relation between logic and other fields.

    Due to the pandemic the organizers have decided to postpone the 7th edition of UNILOG to spring 2022. The event will take place at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, with a school (April 1-5) and a congress (April 6-11) . The school will feature  an opening round table on the topic "Why study logic?", 30 tutorials, and a poster session, The congress will include a series of Workshops on different themes encompassing all aspects of logic, the World Logic Prizes Contest and a Secret Speaker.

    Talks related to any aspect of logic are welcome, as are proposals for tutorals for the school related to any aspect of logic.You can submit an abstract either for the general session or for a specific workshop.
    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/unilog-2022/.
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    1 - 3 April 2022, 3rd Tsinghua Interdisciplinary Workshop on Logic, Language and Meaning (TLLM III)

    Date: 1 - 3 April 2022
    Location: Beijing, China (Online)
    Deadline: Saturday 20 November 2021

    The Third Tsinghua Interdisciplinary Workshop in Logic, Language and Meaning) will be held on April 1–3, 2022. This workshop aims to bring together Chinese and international scholars from various disciplines, in particular logic, linguistics, and philosophy, who are working in areas related to natural language semantics.

    We invite submissions of 2-page abstracts (including references) on any of the broad themes related to dynamics in logic and language as suggested above. After a review procedure, authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to present their papers at the workshop. After the workshop, a volume of full papers (properly refereed) will be published in the Springer LNCS – FoLLI series. Details on submission of full papers will follow.

    Abstracts should be submitted via Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tllm2022

    The workshop is planned to take place on site at Tsinghua University, Beijing. If travel restrictions still make this difficult, we plan to postpone it until the fall of 2022, and/or hold the workshop online.

    For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=3591 or contact Kaibo Xie at .
  • 17 - 18 March 2022, Bilateralism and Proof-Theoretic Semantics, Ruhr University Bochum

    Date: 17 - 18 March 2022
    Location: Ruhr University Bochum
    Target audience: PhD students and early Post-Docs
    Deadline: Sunday 28 November 2021

    The topic of bilateralism - situated in the area of proof-theoretic semantics - has received considerable attention in the area of philosophical logic within the past years. According to proof-theoretic semantics the meaning of the logical connectives is determined by the rules of inference governing their use in proofs. In this context bilateralism demands an equal consideration of dual concepts like truth and falsity, assertion and denial, or proof and refutation in that they should both be taken as primitive concepts, i.e. not reducible to each other. This conference aims at sharing and discussing the latest research in this area by bringing together both highly distinguished as well as early career researchers.

    Invited Speakers: Nils Kürbis (University of Łódź & Ruhr University Bochum), Greg Restall (University of St. Andrews), David Ripley (Monash University), Luca Tranchini (University of Tübingen), Peter Verdée (UCLouvain) and Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr University Bochum).

    Next to the presentations of the invited speakers the conference is supposed to give a number of early career researchers the opportunity to present their work in this area. Session times will be 40 min., divided into 30 min. for the presentation followed by 10 min. of discussion.

    Therefore, PhD students and early Post-Docs are invited to submit an extended abstract on their research. To submit, send an anonymized abstract of 800-1000 words (excluding references) to .
    Members of groups that are underrepresented in logic are especially encouraged to submit.

    The deadline for abstract submission is November 28, 2021.
    The notification of acceptance will be sent by January 16, 2022.
    A special issue of Bulletin of the Section of Logic on the topic of the conference is planned in which full versions of selected papers will be published after an open call for papers.

    For more information, see here or at https://sites.google.com/view/conferencebilateralism2022/home or contact Sara Ayhan at .
  • CfP topical collection of Synthese on linguistically informed philosophy of mathematics

    Deadline: Tuesday 15 March 2022

    Text is a crucial medium for transferring mathematical ideas, agendas, and results within the scientific community and in educational contexts. This makes the focus on mathematical texts a natural and important part of the philosophical study of mathematics. Moreover, research on mathematical texts can take advantage of the huge body of knowledge and toolbox of methods from other disciplines such as linguistics and computer science to investigate problems in the philosophy of mathematics. Linguistically informed research addresses general questions of the philosophy of mathematics.

    In this collection, we target mathematical text in a broad sense, including written interaction such as blogs, forums, reviews as well as textbooks and research articles. This topical collection aims to bring together and build bridges between researchers from different methodological backgrounds to tackle questions concerning the philosophy of mathematics. This includes approaches from philosophical analysis, linguistics and literature studies, but also methods from computer science and artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, and mathematics education.
    Note that this remains a philosophical issue. So while methods are interdisciplinary, we aim for a philosophical upshot.

  • 14 - 18 March 2022, 10th International Conference on Non-Classical Logics, Theory & Applications (NCL'22), Łódź, Poland

    Date: 14 - 18 March 2022
    Location: Łódź, Poland
    Deadline: Sunday 7 November 2021

    The Conference - devoted to non-classical logics - was initially held in Łódź in September 2008 and 2009. The conference serves as a forum to effectively exchange novel results and to survey works in widely understood non-classical logics and their applications.This year's tenth edition of the Conference will be an occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the logic journal Bulletin of the Section of Logic, established in 1971.

    During this year's edition of the conference there will be two special sessions: a session devoted to formal ontology, broadly conceived, and a special session in memoriam J. Michael Dunn who passed away on April, 5, 2021.

    Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19 and very uncertain predictions about what will happen in the autumn, after several consultations the organizers of the conference decided to postpone it until the year 2022. We want the event to keep its on-site character, which, however, requires that the pandemic is overcome. The conference date has been changed to 14-18.03.2022 and hopefully it will not have to be subject to further revision.

    Participants are requested to submit their papers on all topics relevant to the conference. Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to: many-valued logics, modal logics, non-monotonic logics, paraconsistent logics, plausible reasoning, substructural logics, contra-classical logics, relevant and connexive logics, and/or description logics. Contributions from other related areas such as: cognitive science, computer science, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of language, and/or philosophy of mind, are also welcome. Cross-cutting contributions are particularly welcome.

    Articles should be in English, written in the EPTCS format. . They must not exceed 12 pages excluding references and clearly marked appendices.

     

    For more information, see http://ncl.uni.lodz.pl/.
  • 13 - 20 March 2022, International Spring School on the History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Large Physics Experiments, Wuppertal, Germany

    Date: 13 - 20 March 2022
    Location: Wuppertal, Germany
    Costs: E450,-
    Deadline: Sunday 19 December 2021

    Large experiments such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) play an essential role at the frontiers of contemporary fundamental physics. These experiments employ big research facilities, they probe nature at vast energy and length scales, they produce immense amounts of data, and they involve great numbers of researchers. During this Spring School we will explore large physics experiments from historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. We will discuss questions such as those arising from the history and philosophy of fundamental physics, the methodological challenges of big data, and the history and sociology of large research collaborations.

    We invite up to 30 graduate students and early career researchers from history, philosophy, sociology, and physics to participate. The application process will be competitive and participants will be selected according to qualification and research interests.

    A selection of participants will be given the opportunity to give short presentations of their own work as part of the school. The presentations will be followed by a commentary from a member of the Research Unit or one of the invited speakers. In case you intend to give a presentation, please include in your application the title of your talk, and a short abstract (between 300 and 500 words).

  • CfP special issue of IfCoLog Journal of Logics and Their Applications

    Deadline: Monday 28 February 2022

    We invite authors to submit papers for a Special Issue on "Formal and Cognitive Reasonig" to be published in the Journal of Applied Logics (IfCoLog Journal of Logics and Their Applications, College Publications). In September 2021, the 7th Workshop on Formal and Cognitive Reasoning (FCR-2021) took place. In the special issue, original contributions on the basis of the best contributions presented at the workshop will be published, and we also welcome contributions from other authors.

    Aims and Scope: Information for real life AI applications is usually pervaded by uncertainty and subject to change, and thus demands for non-classical reasoning approaches. At the same time, psychological findings indicate that human reasoning cannot be completely described by classical logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies. A wide range of reasoning mechanism has to be considered, such as analogical or defeasible reasoning, possibly in combination with machine learning methods. The field of knowledge representation and reasoning offers a rich palette of methods for uncertain reasoning both to describe human reasoning and to model AI approaches.

    For more information, see https://www.collegepublications.co.uk/ifcolog or contact Christoph Beierle at , Marco Ragni at , Frieder Stolzenburg at , or Matthias Thimm at .
  • 20 February 2022, 22nd International Workshop on Logic and Computational Complexity, Online

    Date: Sunday 20 February 2022
    Location: Online
    Deadline: Sunday 12 December 2021

    LCC meetings are aimed at the foundational interconnections between logic and computational complexity, as present, for example, in implicit computational complexity (descriptive and type-theoretic methods); deductive formalisms as they relate to complexity (e.g. ramification, weak comprehension, bounded arithmetic, linear logic and resource logics); complexity aspects of finite model theory and databases; complexity-mindful program derivation and verification; computational complexity at higher type; and proof complexity. The program will consist of invited lectures as well as contributed talks selected by the Program Committee.

    Submissions must be in English and in the form of an abstract of about 3-4 pages. All submissions should be submitted through Easychair. We also welcome submissions of abstracts based on work submitted or published elsewhere, provided that all pertinent information is disclosed at submission time. There will be no formal reviewing as is usually understood in peer-reviewed conferences with published proceedings. The program committee checks relevance and may provide additional feedback.

    For more information, see http://www.cs.swansea.ac.uk/lcc/ or contact .
  • CfP special issue of Semantic Web journal on "The role of ontologies & knowledge in XAI"

    Deadline: Tuesday 15 February 2022

    Explainable AI (XAI) has been identified as a key factor for developing trustworthy AI systems. The reasons for equipping intelligent systems with explanation capabilities are not limited to user rights and acceptance. Explainability is also needed for designers and developers to enhance system robustness and enable diagnostics to prevent bias, unfairness, and discrimination, as well as to increase trust by all users in why and how decisions are made. XAI focuses on developing new approaches for explanations of black-box models by achieving good explainability without sacrificing system performance. This special issue will feature contributions dedicated to the role played by knowledge bases, ontologies, and knowledge graphs in XAI, in particular with regard to building trustworthy and explainable decision support systems.

    We welcome four main types of submissions: (i) full research papers, (ii) reports on tools and systems, (iii) application reports, and (iv) survey articles. The description of the submission types is posted at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors#types. While there is no upper limit, paper length must be justified by content. All manuscripts will be reviewed based on the SWJ open and transparent review policy and will be made available online during the review process.

  • 14 - 19 February 2022, CSL 2022: Computer Science Logic, Göttingen (Germany) & Virtual

    Date: 14 - 19 February 2022
    Location: Göttingen (Germany) & Virtual
    Deadline: Monday 5 July 2021

    Computer Science Logic (CSL) is the annual conference of the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL). It is an interdisciplinary conference, spanning across both basic and application oriented research in mathematical logic and computer science.

    CSL'22 will be held on February 14 - 19, 2022, in Göttingen, Germany. Currently, we expect that the conference will be organized in a hybrid way: both with an in-presence component and an online component. Invited speakers: Annabelle McIver Macquarie (University, Sydney, Australia), Udi Boker (IDC Herzliya, Israel), Martin Escardo (University of Birmingham, UK), Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) and Karen Lange (Wellesley College, USA).

    Authors are invited to submit contributed papers of no more than 15 pages in LIPIcs style (not including references), presenting unpublished work fitting the scope of the conference. Papers may not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings. The PC chairs should be informed of closely related work submitted to a conference or a journal.

    Submitted papers must be in English and must provide sufficient detail to allow the Programme Committee to assess the merits of the paper. Full proofs may appear in a clearly marked technical appendix which will be read at the reviewers' discretion. Authors are strongly encouraged to include a well written introduction which is directed at all members of the PC.

    For more information, see http://csl2022.uni-goettingen.de/ or contact .
  • 4 - 6 February 2022, ICAART Special Session on "Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence" (NLPinAI 2022), Online

    Date & Time: 4 - 6 February 2022, 23:59
    Location: Online
    Deadline: Friday 26 November 2021

    Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language processing depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions.

    The session covers theoretical work, applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote computational systems of intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.

    Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the conference topics. Guidelines and instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at the confernce website. Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system.

    All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support and be made available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. We expect a Special Issue with extended publications based on selected papers presented at NLPinAI 2022 at ICAART 2022.

    For more information, see here or at https://icaart.scitevents.org/NLPinAI.aspx?y=2022 or contact Roussanka Loukanova at .
  • 20 - 21 January 2022, The Sixth Image Schema Day Workshop, Joenkoeping, Sweden

    Date: 20 - 21 January 2022
    Location: Joenkoeping, Sweden
    Deadline: Friday 10 December 2021

    In broad terms, image schemas are spatiotemporal relationships between objects and agents that are learned in early infancy such as containment, support and linkage. These relationships are hypothesised to construct the information skeleton found in object affordances, linguistic and artistic metaphors, the conceptualisation of event segmentation and analogical reasoning. Traditionally studied in cognitive linguistics, these abstract patterns gained increased interest to solve some of the semantic grounding issues in AI and cognitive robotics, but are also a familiar sight in interaction design, art and literary analysis, developmental psychology, and gesture interpretation, to name but a few.

    To offer a platform to discuss this topic across the disciplines, the workshop The Image Schema Day was born in 2015, and so far, it gathered researchers on five different occasions. The workshop is primarily a networking event that invites researchers on image schemas and related notions from a broad range of scientific disciplines to present their research and discuss ideas for future projects. After two years of hibernation, we are happy to announce that the Image Schema Day (ISD6) is returning in its sixth reincarnation: at a new venue, with new research, but with the same purpose. Unlike many other workshops focused on different topics in one discipline or using one methodology, the ISD6 invites researchers from all disciplines and methodologies but focuses on one topic.

    The workshop accepts three forms of submissions: Abstracts for presentation (2 pages), Extended abstracts (at least 5 pages) of either preliminary work and ideas or summaries of previously published articles, and Research papers (5-10 pages) discussing novel research not published (or under review) at another venue.

    Topics of interests with (the broadest of interpretation of) an image-schematic focus include, but are not limited to conceptual metaphors, affordances, spatiotemporal reasoning, force dynamics, conceptual modelling, embodied and spatial cognition, general artificial intelligence, commonsense reasoning, analogical reasoning, cognitive robotics, interface design, art and literature analysis.

    For more information, see https://imageschema.net/image-schema-day.
  • 17 - 18 January 2022, Conference on Certified Programs & Proofs (CPP 2022), Philadelphia PA (U.S.A.) with Virtual options

    Date: 17 - 18 January 2022
    Location: Philadelphia PA (U.S.A.) with Virtual options
    Deadline: Thursday 16 September 2021

    Certified Programs and Proofs (CPP) is an international conference on practical and theoretical topics in all areas that consider formal verification and certification as an essential paradigm for their work. CPP spans areas of computer science, mathematics, logic, and education.

    CPP 2022 will be co-located with POPL 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. CPP 2022 is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN, in cooperation with ACM SIGLOG.

    CPP 2022 will welcome contributions from all members of the community. The CPP 2022 organizers will strive to enable both in-person and remote participation, in cooperation with the POPL 2022 organizers. We welcome submissions in research areas related to formal certification of programs and proofs. Submissions must be written in English and provide sufficient detail to allow the program committee to assess the merits of the contribution. The submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages, including tables and figures, but excluding bibliography and clearly marked appendices.

  • 12 - 16 January 2022, Symposium on Logic and Artificial Intelligence (SLAI-2022), Virtual

    Date: 12 - 16 January 2022
    Location: Virtual
    Deadline: Monday 18 October 2021

    The Symposium on Logic and AI (SLAI) is annually organized by the International Society for Logic and Artificial Intelligence in cooperation with research, development and educational organizations worldwide. SLAI is intended to add synergy to the efforts of researchers working on logic, AI, and their confluence. SLAI-2022 is devoted to the World Logic Day (January 14, 2022). Round tables are planned to ensure an open debate on the state of the art and new directions.

    Collocated to SLAI-2022 events are
    - Moldovan Prizes in Logic and Artificial Intelligence
    - Romanian Prizes in Logic and Artificial Intelligence
    - Ukrainian Seminar on Logic and its Applications

    Any original contributions are welcome. Submitted papers are required to be 6-16 pages in English, and using the MFOI templates. Papers are submitted through EasyChair System. One author can submit at most 3 papers.

    For more information, see https://slai2022.islai.org or contact .
  • 10 - 13 January 2022, Symposium on Logical Foundations of Computer Science (LFCS'22), Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S.A. (Hybrid)

    Date: 10 - 13 January 2022
    Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S.A. (Hybrid)
    Deadline: Sunday 12 September 2021

    The LFCS series provides an outlet for the fast-growing body of work in the logical foundations of computer science, e.g., areas of fundamental theoretical logic related to computer science.

    LFCS topics of interest include, but are not limited to: constructive mathematics and type theory; homotopy type theory; logic, automata, and automatic structures; computability and randomness; logical foundations of programming; logical aspects of computational complexity; parameterized complexity; logic programming and constraints; automated deduction and interactive theorem proving; logical methods in protocol and program verification; logical methods in program specification and extraction; domain theory logics; logical foundations of database theory; equational logic and term rewriting; lambda and combinatory calculi; categorical logic and topological semantics; linear logic; epistemic and temporal logics; intelligent and multiple agent system logics; logics of proof and justification; nonmonotonic reasoning; logic in game theory and social software; logic of hybrid systems; distributed system logics; mathematical fuzzy logic; system design logics; other logics in computer science.

    Traditionally, LFCS symposia are located in the spectacular Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, Deerfield Beach, Florida. Because of the ongoing pandemic, we intend to have a hybrid meeting, to allow for both physical and virtual attendance, the details will be decided later.

    Submission details:
    Proceedings will be published in the Springer LNCS series. Submissions should be made electronically via easychair. Submitted papers must be in pdf/12pt format and of no more than 15 pages, present work not previously published, and must not be submitted concurrently to another conference with refereed proceedings.
    A traditional post-conference volume of selected LFCS'22 papers will be published in the Journal of Logic and Computation in 2022.
    LFCS issues the best student paper award named after John Barkley Rosser Sr. (1907-1989), a prominent American logician with fundamental contributions in both Mathematics and Computer Science.

    For more information, see http://lfcs.ws.gc.cuny.edu/ or contact Sergei Artemov at .
  • 10 - 15 January 2022, Workshop "Inceptiones & Receptiones": Ethnological, Philological, & Historical Approaches to Logic & Mathematics, Virtual

    Date: 10 - 15 January 2022
    Location: Virtual
    Deadline: Wednesday 1 December 2021

    This World Logic Day 2022 online event by the Peruvian Society for Epistemology and Logic will present ethnological, historical, philological, and similar approaches to the concepts and conceptions related to Logic and Mathematics.

    Keynote lectures: Karine Chemla (Paris 7, FR), Ítala D’Ottaviano (Unicamp, BR), Caleb Everett (UMiami, USA), Evandro L. Gomes (Unicamp, BR), Manuel Medrano (St Andrews, UK), Graham Priest (CUNY, USA), Alejandro Secades (Filolab, UGR, ES) and Ivahn Smadja (Paris 7, FR).

    We receive talks on any subject related to the topic of the event. Proposals should be submitted as abstracts (300-600 words) prepared for blind review; that is, they should omit any reference to the identity of the author, including names, institution, e-mail, etc. Abstracts should be sent prepared to blind review to with subject *Ponencia*, indicating in the body of the message the name, affiliation, email of the author.

    We also accept proposals for *round tables*. See more details on our website.

Past Conferences

  • (Updated) 4 July 2022, Celebrating 10 Years of EPICENTER

    Date & Time: Monday 4 July 2022, 08:00-17:00

    On July 4 2022, our EPICENTER will organize the seventh EPICENTER Summer Course in Epistemic Game Theory at Maastricht University. This is followed by a Workshop on Epistemic Game Theory on July 18, 2022: 'Celebrating 10 Years of EPICENTER'.

    Information: Information about the course can be found on
    https://www.epicenter.name/summercourse/ .

    Information about the workshop can be found on
    http://www.epicenter.name/workshop/ .

    Register early: we can only allow 30 students to the course. So please be early with your registration. The first 30 students who register will be allowed to participate. The registration deadline is June 1, 2022.

    For more information, see https://www.epicenter.name/summercourse/ or contact Andrés Perea at .
  • 4 July 2022, ICALP Workshop "Trends in Arithmetic Theories", Paris, France

    Date: Monday 4 July 2022
    Location: Paris, France

    Logical theories of arithmetic such as Presburger arithmetic play an important role in a variety of different areas of computer science and have been studied since the early days of the field. The recent years have seen a lot of progress on all aspects of such theories, ranging from new foundational results, algorithmic advances, more performant decision procedures to novel application domains. This progress has largely been obtained independently without much interaction between researchers working on different aspects of this field. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in the field to exchange latest trends, understand currently existing challenges and to initiate new collaborations.

    Speakers: Émilie Charlier (Université de Liège, Belgium), Philipp Hieronymi (University of Bonn, Germany), Roberto Sebastiani (Università di Trento, Italy), Thomas Sturm (Loria Nancy, France & MPI for Informatics, Germany) and Sven Verdoolaege (Cerebras Systems, Belgium). In addition to invited talks, we plan to include an introductions-type session in the programme to give all attendees an opportunity to get to know each other.

  • 30 June - 2 July 2022, Days in Logic 2022, Faro (Portugal) & Virtual

    Date: 30 June - 2 July 2022
    Location: Faro (Portugal) & Virtual

    The 10th edition of Days in Logic will be a hybrid event taking place at the University of Algarve, Faro, but allowing for remote participation. This biennial meeting aims at bringing together logicians, mathematicians, computer scientists and other scientists from Portugal (but also elsewhere) with interest in Logic. It is specially directed to graduate students.

    The programme consists of three tutorials by invited speakers and contributed talks. Arrangements for virtual participation will be made, but we encourage in-person participation when possible. Tutorials: "Weihrauch Complexity" by Vasco Brattka (Universität der Bundeswehr München), "(Boolean) Satisfiability and its Applications" by Mikoláš Janota (Czech Technical University in Prague), and "Univalent Combinatorics" by Egbert Rijke (University of Ljubljana).

    For more information, see https://daysinlogic2022.ualg.pt/.
  • 24 - 26 June 2022, The Quantum, the Thermal and the Gravitational Reconciled: Physics and Philosophy in the Varied Landscape of the Intersections, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

    Date: 24 - 26 June 2022
    Location: Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
    Target audience: Researchers and masters students
    Costs: 40/25/free

    Quantum, thermal, and gravitational theories constitute the three great pillars of modern fundamental physics. Each is, prima facie, conceptually and physically independent of the other two, and finds its application in regimes well separated from those of the others. Indeed, central principles of each are in manifest tension with those of the other, if not outright contradiction: general relativity admits causal and topological structures seemingly inconsistent with quantum mechanical dynamics; the superpositions of quantum mechanics conflict with general relativity's fixed causal structures; and both are in manifest tension if not outright contradiction with the most characteristic features of thermodynamics, viz., irreversibility and temporal asymmetry. It is thus of paramount importance that we investigate how our three best, most fundamental theories fit together, if indeed they do at all. In the past and in recent times, physicists and philosophers have worked together in remarkably fruitful ways in each of the three fundamental fields.

    This conference will explore these philosophical and foundational issues that arise where two or more of these three frameworks intersect. Our aim is to foster such collaboration at the intersections of the three. As such, we will be guided by the irenic spirit (and person) of Jeremy Butterfield, whose work, magisterially spanning these topics, has inspired and continues to inspire, all of us.

  • 21 - 22 June 2022, French-Fest: Celebrating 40 years of Philosophy of Science, Leeds, England

    Date: 21 - 22 June 2022
    Location: Leeds, England

    Join colleagues, former graduate students and friends for this celebration of Steven French's lifelong contribution to the field of philosophy of science.

    For more information, see https://juha-saatsi.org/753-2/ or contact .
  • 20 - 21 June 2022, Conference "Engineering the Concept of Collection", Oslo (Norway) & Virtual

    Date: 20 - 21 June 2022
    Location: Oslo (Norway) & Virtual

    The history of mathematics and philosophy have seen many different concepts of collection: a set (understood as a gathering into one of previously available objects), a class (understood as defined by its membership condition, not by its members), a mereological sum, etc. Indeed, even a plurality (i.e. many objects) and a concept can be seen as a collection, since it makes sense to talk about their members (or instances). These observations raise some general philosophical-mathematical questions. What concepts of collection do we have? Which, if any, of these concepts should we use? Or should we '(re-)engineer' one or more concepts of collection to produce concepts that are fit for purpose?

    Alongside these longstanding debates about the nature of collections, there are also questions of how exactly each conception should be made precise. Recent attempts to make sense of the ontology of combinatorial sets, for example, have proposed very different pictures of what they are like. This is especially clear in the debates on the nature of our thought concerning 'the'€™ universe of sets.

    The workshop will be hybrid (in-person and online). Registration is free but is required to attend the workshop.

  • 20 - 21 June 2022, Workshop "Concepts & Reasoning", Bochum, Germany

    Date: 20 - 21 June 2022
    Location: Bochum, Germany

    The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate the dialogue between philosophers and psychologists on foundational issues in conceptual representation and reasoning. A major aim is to discuss the role of concepts in reasoning, with focus on how semantic similarity and typicality guide different forms of everyday inference. Other topics to be addressed in the workshop are inference and metacognition, generics and communicative intentions, and conceptual combination and modifier effects.

    The workshop is organized by the Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception to Belief and Back Again, located at the Institute for Philosophy II of the Ruhr University Bochum. Attending the workshop is free of charge.

  • 16 - 17 June 2022, Czech Gathering of Logicians 2022, Prague, Czech Republic

    Date: 16 - 17 June 2022
    Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    Costs: CZK 1.000,-

    Czech Gathering of Logicians is an annual regional event that brings together researchers in all areas of logic. Invited Speakers: Libor Běhounek (University of Ostrava), Chris Fermüller (Vienna University of Technology), Elías Fuentes-Guillén (Czech Academy of Sciences), Vít Punčochář (Czech Academy of Sciences) and Šárka Stejskalová (Charles University). The conference lanuguage is English.

    For more information, see http://uivty.cs.cas.cz/~clog2022/ or contact .
  • 14 - 15 June 2022, 85th Birthday Logic Conference in honour of John N. Crossley, Virtual

    Date: 14 - 15 June 2022
    Location: Virtual

    A two day logic conference to mark the 85th birthday of John N. Crossley will take place on the dates of 14-15 June 2022 (the sessions will be scheduled in AEST but they will be friendly to North-American and European time zones as well). This will be a fully online Zoom event (please contact the organizer, Guillermo Badia, at for the links). Everyone is very welcome to attend!

    The speakers will be:
    Anil Nerode (Cornell University, USA)
    Yuri Gurevich (University of Michigan, USA)
    Rohit Parikh (CUNY, USA)
    Rod Downey (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
    Wilfrid Hodges (British Academy London, UK)
    Martin Wirsing (LMU Munich, Germany)
    Johan van Benthem (Stanford & Amsterdam, USA and the Netherlands)
    Liz Sonenberg (University of Melbourne, Australia)
    Geoff Sutcliffe (University of Miami, USA)

  • 13 - 16 June 2022, Fourth Nordic Logic Summer School (NLS 2022), Bergen, Norway

    Date: 13 - 16 June 2022
    Location: Bergen, Norway

    The fourth Nordic Logic Summer School is arranged under the auspices of the Scandinavian Logic Society. The three previous schools were organized in Nordfjordeid, Norway (2013), Helsinki, Finland (2015) and Stockholm, Sweden (2017). The intended audience is masters students, PhD-students, postdocs, and experienced researchers, who wish to learn the state of the art in a range of topics in contemporary logic.

    Five courses on themes in philosophical logic, mathematical logic, and computational logic will be offered. No parallel sessions are planned, so it will be possible to attend them all: Fan Yang: Proof Theoretic Aspects of Dependence Logics, Peter Fritz: Propositional Quantification, Nina Gierasimczuk: Learning and Modal Logic, Paulo Oliva: Realizability, and Thomas Powell: Proof Mining.

    This summer school immediately precedes the eleventh Scandinavian Logic Symposium, which will also be held at the University of Bergen, June 17-19. It is likely that there will be a student poster session on June 17, possibly augmented by other student events.

    Early registration deadline: 15 May 2022.

    For more information, see https://scandinavianlogic2020.w.uib.no/fourth-nordic-logic-summer-school-nls-2020/ or contact NLS 2022 organising committee at .
  • 7 - 8 June 2022, Rudolf Carnap Lectures & Graduate Workshop 2022, Bochum (Germany) & Virtual

    Date: 7 - 8 June 2022
    Location: Bochum (Germany) & Virtual

    It's an honor and a pleasure to host Cecilia Heyes in Bochum as our Rudolf-Carnap Lecturer 2022! Prof. Heyes' work concerns the evolution of cognition. It explores the ways in which natural selection, learning, developmental and cultural processes combine to produce the mature cognitive abilities found in adult humans. She is especially interested in social cognition. Most of her current projects examine the possibility that the neurocognitive mechanisms enabling cultural inheritance - social learning, imitation, mirror neurons, mind reading etc - are themselves products of cultural evolution.

    Cecilia Heyes will give three keynote talks (also available via online streaming). Additionally, there will be selected talks by Stephen Butterfill and many more.

    For more information, see https://philosophy-cognition.com/carnap/ or contact Nicolas Lindner at .
  • June 2022, Mathematics & Analogical Reasoning, Munich, Germany

    Date: 3 - 4 June 2022
    Location: Munich, Germany

    Sometimes particular mathematical structures serve scientists as heuristic devices in their own right by giving indications of structural similarities between otherwise unrelated physical systems. And in philosophical discourse, it is often not singular mathematical formulas, but the entire structure of mathematics that is used as an argumentative point of reference. The goal of this conference is to investigate the role of mathematics as a heuristic device for analogical reasoning in science and philosophy.

    The conference has been postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

    For more information, see https://silviajonas.wixsite.com/mathematicsanalogies or contact Silvia Jonas at .
  • 30 May - 1 June 2022, Leeds Computability Days 2022, Leeds (England) & Virtual

    Date: 30 May - 1 June 2022
    Location: Leeds (England) & Virtual

    We are pleased to announce that Leeds Computability Days 2022 will take place from 30 May to 1 June 2022 at the University of Leeds.

    Leeds Computability Days 2022 is a hybrid meeting. Registration is required (but free!) for both in person and online participants.

    For more information, see https://www.computability.org/LCD2022/ or contact Paul Shafer at .
  • 27 - 28 May 2022, Formal Ontology of Mathematical Objects (FOMO 2022), Konstanz, Germany

    Date: 27 - 28 May 2022
    Location: Konstanz, Germany

    Ontological questions have always been central to the philosophy of mathematics. Besides the standard accounts of mathematical ontology, in recent times new paradigms have emerged, in connection with new important mathematical breakthroughs, but also with the advent of new automated tools for mathematical enquiries. This workshop aims to bring together scholars who have devoted time and effort to clarify which kinds of mathematical objects there are and what their nature consists in, and to present new trends in the philosophical investigations of mathematical ontology.

  • 21 - 22 May 2022, Meeting in Internal Categoricity, Helsinki (Finland) & Virtual

    Date: 21 - 22 May 2022
    Location: Helsinki (Finland) & Virtual

    The categoricity of an axiom system means that its non-logical symbols have, up to isomorphism, only one possible interpretation. The first axiomatizations of mathematical theories such as number theory and analysis by Dedekind, Hilbert, Huntington, Peano and Veblen were indeed categorical. These were all second order axiomatisations, suffering from what many consider a weakness, namely dependence on a strong metatheory, casting a shadow over these celebrated categoricity results. In finer analysis a new form of categoricity has emerged. It is called internal categoricity because it is perfectly meaningful without any reference to a metatheory, and it is now known that the classical theories, surprisingly even in their first order formulation, can be shown to be internally categorical.

    In this workshop various aspects of and approaches to internal categoricity are presented and the following questions, among others, are discussed: What is the philosophical import/advantage of internal categoricity over ordinary categoricity? Is internal categoricity the right concept of categoricity? Does internal categoricity play a role also in first order theories?

  • 21 - 27 May 2022, 2022 Program for Women and Mathematics "The Mathematics of Machine Learning"

    Date: 21 - 27 May 2022
    Location: New Jersey, U.S.A.
    Target audience: women researchers at undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and junior faculty level

    Co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Lisa Simonyi, the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), and Princeton University Department of Mathematics, Women and Mathematics (WAM) is an annual program that aims to recruit and retain more women in mathematics. WAM aims to counter the initial imbalance in the numbers of men and women entering mathematics training as well as the higher attrition rate of female mathematicians compared to their male counterparts at every critical transition stage in mathematical careers. WAM encourages female mathematicians to form collaborative research relationships and to become active in a vertical mentoring network spanning a continuum from undergraduates to emerita professors, which provides support and reduces the sense of isolation experienced by many women in mathematics. While there are a number of women's programs targeted solely at undergraduates, or graduate students, or postdocs, very few programs provide the depth and breadth that come from simultaneously including features tailored for undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers from a broad spectrum of US institutions, all in one united community of scholars, as WAM does.

    Terng Lecture Series: Cynthia Rudin (Duke University), Introduction to Interpretable Machine Learning.
    Uhlenbeck Lecture Series: Maria Florina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Foundations for Learning in the Age of Big Data

  • 16 - 21 May 2022, 9th Indian School on Logic and its Applications, Kanpur, India

    Date: 16 - 21 May 2022
    Location: Kanpur, India

    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) is pleased to organize the 9th Indian School on Logic and its Applications (Part-I) in virtual mode.

    The school will focus on Stone-type dualities and categorical syntax-semantics dualities. The school is open to participants interested in mathematics, computer science, philosophy, linguistics and other areas from around the world.

  • 9 - 11 May 2022, Mathematical Explanation: Ideas, Models, & Perspectives, Paris (France) and Virtual

    Date: 9 - 11 May 2022
    Location: Paris (France) and Virtual

    The conference will be held in hybrid form at IHPST, UMR 8590, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2nd floor of 13, rue du Four 75006 Paris, France. The participation is open to anyone who is interested and a registration is required both for those who plan to attend in person and for those who plan to attend by Zoom.

    The conference is organized in the context of the project 'Insights from Bolzano'. The three main aims of the project are: to elaborate a general account of grounding in the conceptual sciences, based on Bolzano's insights; to unify the debate on grounding and mathematical explanation; to unify the debate on grounding and causation.

  • 28 - 29 April 2022, Conference on Algorithmic Law Design and Implementation, Barcelona, Spain

    Date & Time: 28 - 29 April 2022, 10:00-18:00
    Location: Barcelona, Spain

    From April 28 — April 29, 2022, we will hold the in-situ Conference on Algorithmic Law Design and Implementation in Barcelona.
    This is a highly interdisciplinary event with speakers and attendees among different communities like logicians, computer scientists, practicing lawyers, public administrators, industrial professionals, and legal scholars.

    An important logical aspect of the conference is how formal verification techniques (both proof assistants and model checking) can be set to work to prevent errors in critical legal software and to warrant legal principles as fairness, accountability and transparency. Various related technical, juridical, philosophical, and practical aspects will be discussed during the conference.

  • 21 April 2022, Workshop "Legacy of the Tsinghua Logic School", Beijing (China) and Virtual

    Date: Thursday 21 April 2022
    Location: Beijing (China) and Virtual

    In 1926, recently graduated from Columbia University, Jin Yuelin came back to China and founded the Department of Philosophy at Tsinghua University. With new appointments of Shen Youding and Wang Xianjun in subsequent years, the logic group grew very fast and attracted many young talents. In 1952, due to the policy of “reorganization of colleges and departments”, Tsinghua’s philosophy department was moved to Peking University. Wang Xianjun stayed there ever since, while Jin Yuelin and Shen Youding soon moved once more, to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In this way the logic tradition spread.

    In 2000 Tsinghua officially restored its philosophy department with a focus in logic. In the last two decades, Tsinghua has been making lots of progress in logic, with several major appointments. On the occasion of Tsinghua University’s anniversary in April this year, the Joint Research Center for Logic is organizing a small workshop to discuss the Tsinghua logic tradition, the ideas of the early founding logicians, and plans for our future development.

    For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=4325.
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    17 March 2022, Mini-symposium on L.E.J. Brouwer

    Date & Time: Thursday 17 March 2022, 16:30-18:00
    Location: Noord-Hollands Archief, Jansstraat 40, Haarlem

    In 2015 L.E.J. Brouwer's personal archive was placed in the care of the Noord-Hollands Archief in Haarlem. This archive has now been indexed and made available for the general public.

    To mark this occasion a mini-symposium is organised on the 17th of March.

    For more information, see https://noord-hollandsarchief.nl/brouwer.
  • 15 - 17 January 2022, HOLIC Workshop “Textual Analysis as the Basis for Understanding Chinese Logical Thought”

    Date & Time: 15 - 17 January 2022, 16:30-22:00
    Location: Online
    Costs: Free

    There is a wealth of early Chinese philosophical texts from the Hundred Schools of Thought, dating from the 6th century BC to 221 BC. These texts contain profound ideas on how to think, reason, and conduct argumentation, as well as the relationship between ming 名 (name) and shi 实 (object/reality), language and logic. Many ideas of these texts continued to be influential throughout Chinese history, and are still of great relevance to today’s world.

    Prominent scholars have made great contributions in analysing and interpreting these texts. In China, Sun Yirang started the tradition of textual analysis in the late Qing Dynasty, and it has been continued by Hu Shi, Feng Youlan, Shen Youding, Wu Yujiang, among many others. The HOLIC workshops are carrying on this tradition with particular attention to logical thought and to facilitate the Handbook project. The workshop holds that any idea or theories presented should be firmly based on textual evidence, yet we are open to a variety of methodological approaches.

    For more information, see here or at http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=3861.
  • 15 January 2022, Workshop "Formalize!(?) 2", Virtual

    Date & Time: Saturday 15 January 2022, 15:15-19:45
    Location: Virtual

    We are organizing a one-day online workshop to commemorate the World Logic Day, on the topic of formalization in mathematics. Registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome to attend.

    Topic: What are the chances and problems of the act of formalization in the context of mathematics? It is often said, that all of mathematics can be reduced to first-order logic and set theory. The derivation indicator view says that all proofs stand in some relation to a derivation, i.e. a mechanically checkable syntactical objects following fixed rules, that would not have any gaps. For a long time this was a mere hope. There may have been proofs of concepts from early logicists but derivation never played a big role in mathematical practice. The modern computer might change this. Interactive and automated theorem provers promise to make the construction of a justification without any gaps feasible for complex mathematics. Is this promise justified? Will the future of mathematical practice shift to more formal mathematics? Should it? We hope to illuminate such questions and focus especially on what these developments mean for the future of the curriculum of university students. This event features speakers speaking about both concrete projects and reflections on such endeavours in general.

  • 14 January 2022, Workshop "Logic & Its Philosophy" (WLD 2022 Event), Virtual

    Date & Time: Friday 14 January 2022, 14:00-18:00
    Location: Virtual

    On occasion of the UNESCO World Logic Day, we are organising a virtual mini-workshop on logic and its philosophy. Registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome to attend. Talks will be given by: Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla (Cologne), Hannes Leitgeb (MCMP, Munich), Kristina Liefke (RUB, Bochum) and¢ Graham Priest (Graduate Center, City University of New York). The event will be held in English.

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    14 January 2022, World Logic Day 2022, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

    Date & Time: Friday 14 January 2022, 10:30-16:00
    Location: Virtual Event (Teams)
    Target audience: Anyone interested in logic
    Costs: None

    The Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford will celebrate the UNESCO World Logic Day together with a number of academic institutions all around the world!

    On this occasion on 14th January 2022 in an online session 4 esteemed senior researchers from the department will offer a closer look at their fields of research and explain how logic and logical methods are exploited therein. The event will consist of the following up-to-1-hour online live talks, each one followed by a short discussion. It will be held on MS Teams and participation will be free of charge.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/wld22 or contact Michał Zawidzki at .
  • 14 January 2022, UNESCO World Logic Day 2022

    Date & Time: Friday 14 January 2022, 00:01-23:59

    UNESCO proclaimed 14 January to be World Logic Day, a global day of supporting the development of logic through teaching and research, as well as to public dissemination of the discipline.

    The coordination of World Logic Day 2021 is --for the second time-- in the hands of the Conseil International de Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH) and its member organization, the DLMPST/IUHPST.

    We would like to encourage logicians all around the world to organize (possibly small) events in close proximity to 14 January 2022 to celebrate this day. It is impossible to predict what type of meeting will be possible in January 2022 and what the international travel situation will be. As a consequence, we should like to ask all organisers to weigh pros and cons of planning in person events, purely online events, or hybrid events before making an announcement. Note that online and hybrid events have the advantage of allowing easy access of people from around the world. Registered events will be listed on the CIPSH website.

    For more information, see http://wld.cipsh.international/.
  • 14 January 2022, Southern Summer Logic Day (WLD 2022 event), Zoom

    Date: Friday 14 January 2022
    Location: Zoom

    With the purpose of celebrating the UNESCO World Logic Day, the Australasian Association for Logic will host a Southern Summer Logic Day.

    There will be one keynote presentation by Max Cresswell entitled "Why did W.V.O. Quine hate Ruth Barcan Marcus? The curious relation between ideology and logic". In addition to the keynote, there will be four invited talks. The speakers will be John N. Crossley, Isabella McAllister, Gillian Russell and Lavinia Picollo. The talks should be suitable for a broad audience.

  • 14 January 2022, WLD in Nigeria: Logic - A World of Interdisciplinary Science 2 (WLD 2022 Event), Virtual

    Date: Friday 14 January 2022
    Location: Virtual

    The zoom meeting will be featuring talks around the role and applications of logic (classical and non-classical) in different areas of research, and it is open to anyone interested in logic in the fields of Mathematics, Philosophy, Computer Science and other related areas.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/wld-2022-nigeria or contact Funmilola Balogun at , or Deniz Sarikaya at .
  • 14 January 2022, Meeting "The Meaning of Proofs" (WLD 2022 Event), Virtual

    Date: Friday 14 January 2022
    Location: Virtual

    "The Meaning of Proofs" is a one day online meeting organised by the Programming Principles, Logic and Verification group at UCL. As part of the celebrations of UNESCO's World Logic Day 2022, we propose a foundational discussion about logic, validity and proof systems, with a main focus on proof-theoretic semantics. The event will consists of 20 min keynote talks, followed by a discussion. The registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/wdl-ucl2022/.
  • 14 January 2022, Workshop "Female Logicians: Their Impact on Modern Logic" (WLD 2022 Event), Hagen, Germany (Virtual)

    Date: Friday 14 January 2022
    Location: Hagen, Germany (Virtual)

    The event will be held virtually and is locally organized by: Claudia Anger, PD Dr. Jens Lemanski, Dr. Andrea Reichenberger (Hagen, Germany), in cooperation with the Society for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology (GWMT) and FILEH: €œ"Innovative Teaching in Logic".

    The workshop aims to focus on and critically discuss female logicians such as Christine Ladd-Franklin, Alice Ambrose, Margaret Masterman, Ruth Barcan Marcus, and Val Plumwood. They have played an extraordinary role in the history and philosophy of logic, advocating at the same time for gender equality in order to make logic more open, diverse and effective. Parallels will be drawn with well-known figures of logic (e.g. Peirce, Frege, Russell and Wittgenstein) and a critical look will be taken at the historiography of logic, which still resonates today. Speakers: Jasmin Özel, Claudia Anger, John David Loner, Siobhan Chapman, Frederique Janssen-Lauret,and  Elena Ficara. The event will end with a roundtable discussion. Invited guests: Francine F. Abeles (Kean University, NJ, USA), Carolin Antos-Kuby (University of Konstanz, Germany), Ursula Martin (University of Edinburgh and Wadham College Oxford, UK).

    For more information, see https://e.feu.de/wld22 or contact Claudia Anger at .
  • 14 - 15 January 2022, Workshop "Logic for the Friendship of Nations" (WLD 2022 Event), Virtual

    Date: 14 - 15 January 2022
    Location: Virtual

    It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the "Logic for the Friendship of Nations" online workshop which will take place between January 14 - 15, 2022. It is a unique celebration of the UNESCO World Logic Day in the International Year of Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development which for the first time is taking place as a joint international program representing several countries including Iran, Iraq, India, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Bosnia, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Feel free to write to us if you or your institutes are willing to join the global movement of logicians for peace and dialogue.

    For more information, see http://araku.ac.ir/web/irfs/friendship or contact Ali Sadegh Daghighi at .
  • 13 January 2022, Paths in Logic (World Logic Day Celebration at Haifa), Online

    Date: Thursday 13 January 2022
    Location: Online

    We are organizing a one-day online workshop to commemorate the World Logic Day. Logic deals with correct and incorrect reasoning, the connection between language and the world, and examines how we can use language to make correct statements about structures. It lies at the interface between mathematics, philosophy and computer science. This workshop aims to provide a window into Logic from four perspective, namely Mathematics, Philosophy, Computer Science and from real world application.

    Registration is free of charge and everybody is invited to participate. This workshop is mainly aimed at undergraduate and graduate students but everybody is welcome. The event is particularly tailored towards the needs of students who are considering a career in logic.

  • 13 - 15 January 2022, "Modern Geometry & its Foundations", Hybrid (Vienna (Austria) and/or Zoom)

    Date: 13 - 15 January 2022
    Location: Hybrid (Vienna (Austria) and/or Zoom)

    The ERC Starting Grant project "The Roots of Mathematical Structuralism" and the FWF project "Purity and Abstraction in Modern Geometry: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives"  are co-hosting the conference "Modern Geometry and its Foundations" at the University of Vienna.

    The conference will be held either in hybrid form or digitally (on zoom).

  • Wittgenstein & the formal sciences (WLD 2022 event), Virtual

    Location: Virtual

    We are organizing a one-day online workshop to commemorate the World Logic Day.

    Ludwig Wittgenstein, despite being one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th Century, is often perceived as confusing and misunderstood. Furthermore, in spite of Wittgenstein's belief that his most important work was his philosophy of mathematics, his work on it is generally more unknown than the rest. Given the potential of his work in areas like the philosophy of mathematical practice, ethnomathematics, and even the development of AI, this workshop aims at discussing it and raising its visibility.

    Registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome to attend.

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/wittgenstein-formal-sciences or contact José Antonio Pérez Escobar at , or Deniz Sarikaya at .
  • 7 - 14 January 2022, Formal Ethics 2022 Conference (FE2022), Virtual

    Date: 7 - 14 January 2022
    Location: Virtual

    We are pleased to announce the eighth edition of the Formal Ethics conference series. Formal Ethics 2022 will be held online using Zoom this coming January 7th, 8th, 13th, and 14th (for most time zones). The keynote address will be given by Matthew Adler (Duke Law School). In addition, there will be sixteen contributed papers. Most of the papers were originally scheduled to be presented at the in-person Formal Ethics conference that was to be held at Vanderbilt University in 2020 but that was cancelled because of COVID.

    Formal Ethics is a common denominator for the application of tools from logic, decision theory, game theory, and social choice theory to the analysis of concepts in moral and political philosophy and to the development of ethical theory. It is a rapidly growing field of research that goes back to the work of Kenneth Arrow, Amartya Sen, John Harsanyi, Georg Henrik von Wright, and others. The field has recently gained new impetus with formal work on non-classical logic, freedom and responsibility, population ethics, value theory, and the evolution of norms and conventions.

    For more information, see https://formalethics.org/schedule-formal-ethics-2020-21/ or contact Paul McNamara at .
  • 3 - 5 January 2022, Seventeenth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM 2022), Online via Zoom (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

    Date: 3 - 5 January 2022
    Location: Online via Zoom (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

    The International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics (ISAIM), is a biennial meeting that fosters interactions between mathematics, theoretical computer science, and artificial intelligence. This will be the seventeenth Symposium in the series, sponsored by Florida Atlantic University and the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.

    Due to the pandemic the three-day Symposium will take place online. ISAIM-2022 will feature invited speakers and special topic sessions. Registration is free but you need to register in advance so that you can get the Zoom links on a timely manner.

    For more information, see http://isaim2022.cs.ou.edu/ or contact .

MoL and PhD defenses

  • 30 June 2022, Master of Logic defense, Jasmijn van Harskamp

    Date & Time: Thursday 30 June 2022, 10:00
    Title: The National Contests Behind International Success: A Musical Comparison of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Festival di Sanremo and the Melodifestivalen
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Ashley Burgoyne
  • 28 June 2022, Master of Logic defense, Marie Schmidtlein

    Date & Time: Tuesday 28 June 2022, 13:00
    Title: Voting by Axioms
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Ulle Endriss
  • 27 June 2022, Master of Logic defense, Mike Cruchten

    Date & Time: Monday 27 June 2022, 10:00
    Title: Various Topics on Omega-Automata
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Yde Venema & Tobias Kappé
  • 20 May 2022, Master of Logic defense, Thomas Klein Goldewijk

    Date & Time: Friday 20 May 2022, 10:00
    Title: Long-Term Participatory Budgeting
    Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Davide Grossi & Jan Maly
  • 18 May 2022, Master of Logic defense, Raoul Koudijs

    Date & Time: Wednesday 18 May 2022, 16:00
    Title: Learning Modal Formulas via Dualities
    Location: Online (closed session)
    Supervisor: Balder ten Cate
  • 16 May 2022, PhD Defense, Sonia Ramotowska

    Date & Time: Monday 16 May 2022, 14:00
    Title: Quantifying quantifier representations: Experimental studies, computational modeling, and individual differences
    Location: Agnietenkapel
    Promotor: prof. dr. S.J.L. Smets
    Copromotor: dr. J. K. Szymanik, dr. L. van Maanen
    For more information, contact Sonia Ramotowska at .
  • 1 April 2022, Master of Logic defense, Lukas Felderhoff

    Date & Time: Friday 1 April 2022, 11:00
    Title: Single-Peaked Electorates in Liquid Democracy
    Location: Online (closed session)
    Supervisor: Davide Grossi & Sirin Botan
  • 29 March 2022, Master of Logic defense, Zichen Peng

    Date & Time: Tuesday 29 March 2022, 13:00
    Title: Simultaneous Substitution Algebras
    Location: Online (closed session)
    Supervisor: Piet Rodenburg
  • 24 March 2022, Master of Logic defense, Nicolien Janssens

    Date & Time: Thursday 24 March 2022, 14:00
    Title: The Role of Deliberation in Collective Decisions: A Formal Perspective
    Location: Online
    Supervisor: Davide Grossi & Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci
  • 7 March 2022, Master of Logic defense, James Carr

    Date & Time: Monday 7 March 2022, 15:00
    Title: Hereditary Structural Completeness over K4: Rybakov's Theorem Revisited
    Location: Online (closed session)
    Supervisor: Nick Bezhanishvili
  • 3 March 2022, Master of Logic defense, Kristoffer Kalavainen

    Date & Time: Thursday 3 March 2022, 14:00
    Title: A Knowledge Compilation approach to Judgement Aggregation
    Location: Online (closed session)
    Supervisor: Ronald de Haan
  • 18 February 2022, Master of Logic defense, Flavia Nährlich

    Date & Time: Friday 18 February 2022, 13:00
    Title: Clause-embedding Predicates in German
    Location: TBA (Science Park or online)
    Supervisor: Floris Roelofsen
  • 31 January 2022, Master of Logic defense, Derek So

    Date & Time: Monday 31 January 2022, 15:00
    Title: Frege's Identity Problem
    Location: Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Martin Stokhof
  • 31 January 2022, Master of Logic defense, Daniela Loustalot Knapp

    Date & Time: Monday 31 January 2022, 14:00
    Title: Justifying Matching Outcomes
    Location: Online (closed session)
    Supervisor: Ulle Endriss

Projects and Awards

  • A paper co-authored by Nick Bezhanishvili received the Italian Logic Society Best Paper Award

    The paper "Profiniteness and representability of spectra of Heyting algebras", Advances in Mathematics, 391 (2021) co-authored by Nick Bezhanishvili with G. Bezhanishvili, T. Moraschini and M. Stronkowski, received the Ada Lettieri Best Paper Award by the Italian Logic Society.

  • ERC Starting Grant for Lorenz Demey

    The ILLC congratulates Lorenz Demey with the ERC Starting grant for his research in logical geometry [the logic of aristotelian diagrams] at the KU Leuven. In the upcoming months various positions on the ECR project will be opened up, both PhD and Postdoc. For those interested: keep an eye on the ILLC News, as further information will be distributed soon.

  • NWO Veni for Jonas Groschwitz

    We are pleased to announce that Jonas Groschwitz has been awarded an NWO Veni, to work on the project named "Helping computers say what they mean to say".

Funding, Grants and Competitions

  • Call for Nominations: Ackermann Award 2022

    Deadline: Friday 1 July 2022

    The Ackermann Award is the EACSL Outstanding Dissertation Award for Logic in Computer Science. Nominations are now invited for the 2022 Ackermann Award. PhD dissertations in topics specified by the CSL and LICS conferences, which were formally accepted as PhD theses at a university or equivalent institution between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021 are eligible for nomination for the award.The 2022 Ackermann award will be presented to the recipient(s) at CSL 2023, the annual conference of the EACSL.

    The award consists of a certificate, an invitation to present the thesis at the CSL conference, the publication of the laudatio in the CSL proceedings, an invitation to the winner to publish the thesis in the FoLLI subseries of Springer LNCS, and financial support to attend the conference.

    For more information, see https://www.eacsl.org/ackermann-award/ or contact Thomas Schwentick at .
  • Research Fellowships at the Paris IAS in 2023-2024

    Deadline: Thursday 2 June 2022

    The French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS) Fellowship Programme offers 10-month research fellowships in the six Institutes of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes and Paris. In Paris, fellowships will start on September 1st, 2023, and end on June 30th, 2024.

  • NWO Small projects for NWA routes 21/22

    Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    Within this call for proposals, the route management of each NWA route can apply for funding for up to 3 small projects. These projects focus on an innovative idea, promotion of utilization of existing knowledge or synthesis of existing knowledge.

  • Niels Stensen Fellowship

    Deadline: Sunday 1 May 2022

    Since the 1960s, the Niels Stensen Fellowship has been awarded annually to outstanding researchers who recently received their PhD to enable them to gain research experience at a top university or institute abroad.

  • E.W. Beth Outstanding Dissertation Prize 2022

    Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

    Since 1998, the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI) has been awarding the annual E.W. Beth Dissertation Prize to outstanding Ph.D. dissertations in Logic, Language, and Information, with financial support of the E.W. Beth Foundation. The prize consists of a certificate a donation of 3000 euros (provided by the E.W. Beth Foundation, and divided among the winners should there be more than one winner), and an invitation to submit the dissertation, possibly after revision, for publication in FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information (Springer).

    In accordance with the aim of the Beth Foundation to continue and extend the work of the Dutch logician Evert Willem Beth, nominations are invited of outstanding dissertations on topics in the broad remit of ESSLLI, in logic, language, information and computation. Interdisciplinary dissertations with results impacting various of these research areas in their investigations are especially solicited. A Ph.D. dissertation on a related topic is eligible for the Beth Dissertation Prize 2022, if the degree was awarded between January 1st and December 31st, 2021. Self-nominations are not possible. The prize will be awarded by the chair of the FoLLI board at a ceremony during the 33rd ESSLLI summer school, in Galway, August 8-19, 2021.

    For more information, see http://www.folli.info/?p=434 or contact Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh at .
  • ERC Advanced Grant

    Deadline: Thursday 28 April 2022

    Are you an established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project? The ERC Advanced Grant could be for you.

  • Call for Seed Grants: Fair and Resilient Societies

    Deadline: Friday 15 April 2022

    The UvA-wide initiative on "Fair and Resilient Societies" seeks to stimulate interdisciplinary research on ways to promote a fair and resilient society that can guarantee the well-being of its citizens.

    It has just issued a Call for Proposals for small seed grants (up to 15k, involving researchers from at least two faculties).

    For more information, see https://bit.ly/frs-call-2022 or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • NWO Vici

    Deadline: Tuesday 12 April 2022

    The NWO Talent Programme Vici is a grant for senior researchers who have demonstrated an ability to develop their own line of research.

    The call is open for the mandatory pre proposals.

  • eXtended Reality Learning - Engage and Interact (IA)

    Deadline: Tuesday 5 April 2022

    Proposals are invited for the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) action "A human-centred and ethical development of digital and industrial technologies 2022" (HORIZON-CL4-2022-HUMAN-01).

    Proposals are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:
    - To develop innovative eXtended Reality applications for learning, training and education
    - To test and support take-up of proven, successful eXtended Reality tools, making Europe a leader in cutting-edge technologies for education.

  • Horizon call "World Leading Data and Computing Technologies 2022"

    Deadline: Tuesday 5 April 2022

     The submission session is now available for the  Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)

    Call "World Leading Data and Computing Technologies 2022" (HORIZON-CL4-2022-DATA-01) on "Methods for exploiting data and knowledge for extremely precise outcomes (analysis, prediction, decision support), reducing complexity and presenting insights in understandable way (RIA)".

    The actions under this topic are expected to exploit “extreme data”: (defined as data that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics, to an extent that makes current technologies fail: increasing volume, speed, variety; complexity/diversity/multilinguality of data; the dispersed data sources; sparse/missing/insufficient data/extreme variations in values) to push the frontiers of analytics, prediction, simulation and visualisation to provide extremely precise, timely and useful results from data and knowledge, to support (human or automated) decision-making, saving lives or otherwise providing great positive impact (economic, societal, environmental) compared to traditional methods of decision making. Integrity and ethical aspects of the outcomes should be in line with the principles of responsible/trustworthy AI.

  • Call for Nominations: VvL Master's Thesis Award 2022

    Deadline: Wednesday 30 March 2022

    The Dutch Association for Logic and Philosophy of the Exact Sciences (VvL) is happy to announce the establishment of the VvL Master's Thesis Award.

    Any Master's thesis from the calendar year 2021 with a topic in logic or in philosophy of the exact sciences written as part of a Master's program at a Dutch university is eligible to be nominated for the Award. A thesis is eligible if the corresponding Master's graduation date lies between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021. A thesis must be nominated by the supervisor(s). Submissions will be selected for the prize by the VvL Master’s thesis award committee based on their academic qualities. More than one prize may be awarded per edition.

    We are looking forward to receiving many high quality submissions on a broad range of topics within logic and philosophy of the exact sciences.

    For more information, see here or at http://www.verenigingvoorlogica.nl/en/Thesis-Prize/ or contact Nick Bezhanishvili at .
  • ERC Consolidator Grant

    Deadline: Thursday 17 March 2022

    Are you a scientist who wants to consolidate your independence by establishing a research team and continuing to develop a success career in Europe? The ERC Consolidator Grant could be for you. You can also apply if you have recently created an independent, excellent research team and want to strengthen it.

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    NIAS Individual Fellowship

    Deadline: Tuesday 15 March 2022

    NIAS offers individual fellowships to scholars who wish to carry out independent research in the humanities and the social sciences. For five or ten months, scholars are offered time and space to work on their own research project as part of an interdisciplinary community.

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    ERC Calls 2023 – Tentative Dates

    After two rounds of ERC grant competitions that followed an untypical schedule, the ERC intends to return to a normal calendar of calls under the Work Programme 2023. That Programme has yet to be approved, so the dates of the calls are still tentative and subject to change. However, to be transparent and to help applicants plan their work, they are publishing an indicative schedule of the various ERC grants.

  • KNAW Academy Early Career Partnerships

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 February 2022

    The Academy Early Career Partnerships programme was set up with the aim of encouraging researchers at the start of their careers to enter into or develop interdisciplinary collaborations in order to arrive at new fundamental research insights in all fields of science

    A maximum of ten Partnerships are allocated annually. The allocation consists of a maximum of € 10,000 for organising a meeting at the Academy or at a location of choice.

  • ABC Project grant

    Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022

    ABC grants are intended to motivate and enhance interfaculty research collaborations that are of an interdisciplinary nature. The overall mission is to come to a better understanding of the mechanisms of cognition, from perception to decision making, from language to music, and from memory to consciousness. The ABC encourages collaborative projects in which more than one faculty is involved and where there is an integrated plan of how to address a key question in brain and cognitive sciences in an innovative and interdisciplinary fashion.

  • Interdisciplinary collaborative fellowships in History of Knowledge, Berlin (Germany)

    Deadline: Friday 28 January 2022

    The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) wish to support pairs of researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds to conduct collaborative research.

    Researchers may apply from across the social sciences and the humanities. Proposals should investigate original research ideas and specify potential applications to real world problems, on regional or global scales. Each pair of scholars would preferably combine historical with contemporary perspectives on the sources and effects of knowledge formations, in scientific, humanistic, economic, social, technological, or environmental domains.

    The awards are intended to provide a research stipend (to cover living costs plus reasonable research expenses) for a period of up to five months - with a core, mandatory period of four months commencing 1st March 2023 - for the purpose of working together on an interdisciplinary project, based in Berlin for the duration.

  • FGW RIS Fund 2022-I

    Deadline: Thursday 27 January 2022

    The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims at supporting staff with research time in their career development and expanding their opportunities to conduct research. Through the RIS Fund staff can apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen their track record for an upcoming grant application.

    For more information, see https://aihr.uva.nl/about-aihr/funding/ris/ris-fund.html or contact Simon Speksnijder at .
  • For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes 2022

    Deadline: Thursday 20 January 2022

    L’Oréal Netherlands, the Netherlands Commission for Unesco and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) have joined hands to offer national prizes to young female researchers as part of the Netherlands L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science programme.

    The aim of the Netherlands L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Rising Talent Prizes is to advance the academic careers of young women researchers in the Netherlands holding a position as PhD candidate or postdoctoral fellow in STEM or Life Sciences, with a maximum of three years post-PhD academic experience.

    The three annual prizes offers young women researchers an individual award of € 3,500, € 2,000 or € 1,000 in recognition of their academic achievements and future potential. The amount is to be spent on research-related activities at the discretion of the laureate. In addition, the first prize laureate of the Dutch Rising Talents Prize is entitled to be nominated for the International Rising Talents programme of FWIS.

  • Faculty of Impact

    Deadline: Tuesday 18 January 2022
    One of the ambitions of the Netherlands is to ensure that scientific research is also used to address societal issues and realise economic growth. Many scientific discoveries do not reach the market, partly because researchers often lack the experience and knowledge needed to make an innovation market-ready and set up a commercial organisation. Therefore, the Faculty of Impact offers an intensive, two-year programme for scientists who want to make an impact with their research and start their own business.
  • ERC Starting Grant

    Deadline: Thursday 13 January 2022

    Are you a talented early-career scientist who has already produced excellent supervised work, is ready to work independently and shows potential to be a research leader? The ERC Starting Grant could be for you.

Open Positions at ILLC

  • Assistent Bedrijfsvoerder ILLC

    Deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022

    Ben jij een organisatorisch talent, een echte multitasker die tegelijkertijd het overzicht bewaart? Heb je een ondersteunende instelling en vind je het leuk om binnen de dynamiek van een interdisciplinair onderzoeksinstituut te werken? En trekt werken binnen een complexe organisatie je aan?

    Het Institute for Logic, Language and Computation is op zoek naar een assistent bedrijfsvoerder.

    For more information, see https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Assistent-Bedrijfsvoerder/748850902/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
  • Postdoc in Computational Social Choice

    Deadline: Wednesday 25 May 2022

    Have you recently completed (or are you about to complete) your PhD and are you excited about current developments at the interface of AI with Economics taking place in the Computational Social Choice and Algorithmic Game Theory research communities? Can you see yourself working in an interdisciplinary environment, in a team with smart and friendly colleagues?

    For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoc-in-Computational-Social-Choice/745372502/ or contact Prof. dr. Ulle Endriss at .
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    Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive Computational Modeling

    Deadline: Sunday 22 May 2022

    Are you interested in how people represent the word meaning? Are you curious how individual differences affect linguistic communication? Do you have experience in combining computational cognitive modeling and psycholinguistic research? If you are excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment with a team of friendly and enthusiastic colleagues, then you may want to join us as Postdoctoral researcher in cognitive computational modeling of individual differences in semantic representations.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Semantics: Linguistic Interpretation as Abduction

    Deadline: Sunday 8 May 2022

    Are you a high potential young researcher with a PhD degree in Logic, Linguistics, Philosophy, Computational Linguistics, or a related discipline, and would you be interested to join us at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in order to investigate Linguistic Interpretation as Abduction? If so, we invite you to apply for this position.

  • PhD Position at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

    Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

    The ILLC is a renowned research institute at the University of Amsterdam, in which researchers from the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science collaborate. ILLC’s central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at ILLC is interdisciplinary, and aims at bringing together insights from various disciplines concerned with information and information processing, such as (computational) linguistics, logic, mathematics, computer science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, musicology and philosophy.

  • PhD Position in Natural Language Processing

    Deadline: Tuesday 26 April 2022

    The PhD position is part of a newly established collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and Meta AI (formerly Facebook AI) Research. The project focuses on the development of natural language processing and machine learning methods for automated detection of misinformation online.

  • PhD in Homotopy Type Theory

    Deadline: Friday 15 April 2022

    Do you have the technical skills and the passion for science to conduct cutting-edge research at the intersection of mathematics and computer science? We are looking for a PhD candidate for the research project The Power of Equality.

    For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-in-Homotopy-Type-Theory/743389302/ or contact Benno van den Berg at .
  • Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Logic and Language

    Deadline: Monday 11 April 2022
    You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, one of the six research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. The position will be embedded within the department of philosophy in the capacity group of Logic & Language, Mind and Behaviour.
  • Postdoc in Sign Language Linguistics

    Deadline: Monday 4 April 2022
    Do you have a PhD in Sign Language Linguistics? Are you proficient in at least one sign language yourself? Do you have experience collecting, annotating, and analyzing sign language data? And do you have a solid background in formal syntax and semantics? We are seeking a Postdoctoral researcher to investigate syntactic and semantic properties of questions across a broad range of sign languages through fieldwork and collaboration with an international network of sign language linguists.
  • PhD in Mathematical and Computational Logic

    Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022
    Do you have the technical skills and the scientific interest to conduct cutting-edge research in logic? We are looking for a PhD candidate for the research unit Mathematical and Computational Logic.
  • PhD Position in Computational Linguistics / NLP

    Deadline: Sunday 27 March 2022
    Are you looking for a PhD position at the crossroads of linguistics, machine/deep learning, and cognitive science? If you are excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary and international environment, with smart and friendly colleagues, then you may want to join us.
  • Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Explainable AI for Finance

    Deadline: Sunday 20 March 2022

    Are you a passionate teacher and ambitious researcher working on questions relevant for applications at the intersection of responsible AI and finance? Are you looking for a faculty position in a stimulating academic environment? Then please read on.

  • PhD in Cyclic Proofs for Modal and Higher-order Logic

    Deadline: Monday 7 March 2022

    Do you have the technical skills and the scientific interest to conduct cutting-edge research in logic? We are looking for a PhD candidate for the research project Cyclic Proofs for Modal and Higher-order Logic.

  • PhD Researcher in Cognitive Psychology and Causal Modeling

    Deadline: Monday 21 February 2022
    Do you like/are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic setting? The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation is looking to fill one PhD postion in the research project The biased reality of online media – Using stereotypes to make media manipulation visible of Katrin Schulz and Leendert van Maanen.
  • Web Developer Back-end Engineer for Music Related Citizen Science Infrastructure

    Deadline: Tuesday 15 February 2022
    Are you looking for a challenging job in a dynamic interdisciplinary team? The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced back-end engineer, contributing to the development of a flexible and sustainable infrastructure for MUSic-related Citizen Science Listening Experiments (MUSCLE). The project is funded by a PDI-SSH grant awarded to the Music Cognition Group (MCG), part of the research unit Language & Music Cognition (LMC), at the ILLC.
  • Multiple Faculty Positions in Theoretical Computer Science

    Deadline: Monday 7 February 2022

    Are you working at the forefront of theoretical computer science and are you equally passionate about research and teaching in this field? Are you looking forward to taking the next step in your career and are you excited about joining a renowned interdisciplinary research institute with a strong international orientation?

    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is seeking to significantly strengthen its profile in the domain of theoretical computer science by appointing two new faculty members in this area. One appointment will be made at either the Full Professor or the Associate Professor level, and another at either the Associate Professor or the Assistant Professor level.

    We are looking for outstanding academics, with a strong track record in research (relative to the level of seniority of the applicant) and a true dedication to first-class teaching. We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of two years, with the intention of converting it into a permanent contract after a positive assessment.

  • PhD in Sign Language Linguistics

    Deadline: Monday 10 January 2022

    Are you passionate about Sign Language Linguistics? Are you proficient in at least one sign language yourself? Do you have experience collecting, annotating, and analyzing sign language data? And do you have a solid background in formal syntax and semantics? We are seeking a PhD candidate to investigate syntactic and semantic properties of questions across a broad range of sign languages through fieldwork and collaboration with an international network of sign language linguists.

  • Assistant Professor in Experimental Methods for AI in Logic and Language

    Deadline: Saturday 1 January 2022

    Do you combine a knowledge of natural language semantics with that of experimental methods and their statistical analysis? Are you an expert in the use of causality and/or bias in Artificial Intelligence? Do you have a track record of publishing in leading journals in Logic, Language and/or Artificial Intelligence? Are you an inspiring teacher who is competent to teach a wide variety of courses in the areas of logic and natural language analysis, as well as Human(e) AI? Do you have an excellent command of both English and Dutch?

Open Positions, General

  • PhD positions in knowledge engineering, Bolzano (Italy)

    Deadline: Friday 1 July 2022

    The Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (unibz) offers 21 three-year grants for its PhD programme. The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data of the faculty is looking specifically for candidates suitable for a PhD project titled: 'Strategy and Explainability for Knowledge Bases'.

    This research project is about advancing the reasoning with conflicting knowledge, both in the strong sense of inconsistency, and in weaker varieties that involve conceptual clashes, empty concepts, or over-commitments. The general application area is knowledge engineering, in particular providing solutions to the problem of resolving inconsistent information when an agent adds new knowledge to a knowledge base. But additionally, this entails the problem of explaining why a certain combination of knowledge is inconsistent, and it requires explaining or justifying the proposed changes. The project focuses on bringing together three recent strands of research, namely 1) methods to weight information, 2) methods to weaken axioms, and 3) methods to negotiate or play games with information.

    For more information, see http://www.unibz.it/en/faculties/computer-science/phd-computer-science or contact Oliver Kutz at , or Nicolas Troquard at .
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    PhD positions in theoretical computer science, Lund (Sweden)

    Deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022

    The Department of Computer Science at LTH, Lund University invites applications for two PhD positions in theoretical computer science with focus on computational complexity and algorithms. These are four-year full-time employed positions (including travel money) that come with an internationally very competitive salary. The PhD students will be working in the research group of Susanna de Rezende.

    Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is located in the Öresund area, which is offering one of the strongest and most exciting environments in computational complexity research in Europe. There is extensive collaboration with the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on the other side of the Öresund Bridge. In particular, we will be collaborating with the MIAO research group, which is active at both Lund University and the University of Copenhagen. The PhD students can also look forward to interacting with the five additional faculty in complexity theory in Copenhagen, together with their students and postdocs, as well as with the algorithms group at the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre.

    For more information, see https://derezende.github.io/openpositions/PhD.html or contact Susanna de Rezende at .
  • PhD student position in compositional verification, Rennes (Frances)

    Deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022

    Project RIOT-fp is an Inria Challenge with the objective of developing future-proof operating system libraries for application to IoT: RIOT.  Our PhD project is interested in one of the futures of RIOT: RIOT-rs, implemented in Rust. This computing base provides access to a vast ecosystem of analysis, code generation, verification and proof tools. It offers us to rethink a system software validation process that would suit both system programming and verification requirements (as one may expect from using, e.g., a theorem prover). Our project will focus on the development of a modular validation flow by case-studying the core of RIOT's implementation in Rust [riot-rs-core]. We define and exercise this workflow to characterize and validate global requirements ranging from race-condition, deadlock avoidance, priority management and schedulability, and/or memory isolation, faul isolation, information flow control.

    The project will be implemented with teams Tea and Celtique at Inria, Rennes, in close collaboration with teams Tribe and Prosecco at Inria, Paris. It requires a Master degree with solid background in proof theory and mathematical logic, programming languages and type theory, as well as motivation and interest in both the implementation and verification of operating systems. Prior knowledge and experiences with both Rust, F*, Coq, Lean will stand out. The project will require weekly multi-center meetings and hence excellent communication and team-working skills in both french and english. Keywords: theorem proving, programming languages, operating systems, formal verification, dependent types, theory of contracts.

  • PhD student position on Security & Trust, Munich (Germany)

    Deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022

    Huawei German Research Center in Munich is looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated PhD student on Security &Trust - Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility (m/f/d).

    The ideal candidate would have background in probabilistic reasoning and logic or formal methods and understanding of security. The position is connected to a new EU Project starting in September 2022 on Security and Trust in Connected, Cooperative, Automated Mobility (CCAM). The PhD candidate will be funded by the project and PhD topic will be connected directly to the research inside this project. Goal is to complete it in 3 years.

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    PostDoc positions in TCS and/or combinatorial optimization in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Deadline: Wednesday 29 June 2022

    The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for postdoc positions in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization.We are looking for outstanding junior researchers with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Mathematical Insights into Algorithms for Optimization (MIAO) group headed by Jakob Nordström, which is active at both the University of Copenhagen and Lund University on either side of the Øresund Bridge.

    We currently have openings for both theoretically and practically inclined researchers. There is a lot of flexibility as to what kind of research to pursue, and all candidates are welcome, both those who want to go deep into either theory or practice and those who are inspired by the challenge of bridging the gap between the two.

    These postdoc positions are full-time research positions for an expected duration of two years. Within the overall framework sketched above, the postdocs will be expected and encouraged to contribute to and influence the research agenda. Teaching of advanced courses is encouraged but not required. The starting date is negotiable but should ideally be as early as possible, say October 2022 or so.

    For more information, see https://jakobnordstrom.github.io/openings/Postdoc-UCPH-220629.html or contact Jakob Nordstrom at .
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    PhD positions in TCS and/or combinatorial optimization in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Deadline: Wednesday 29 June 2022

    The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for PhD positions in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization. The PhD students will be working in the Mathematical Insights into Algorithms for Optimization (MIAO) group headed by Jakob Nordstrom, which is active at both the University of Copenhagen and Lund University on either side of the Oresund Bridge.

    We currently have openings for both theoretically and practically inclined PhD students. There is a lot of flexibility as to what kind of research the PhD students will pursue, and all candidates are welcome, both those who want to go deep into either theory or practice and those who are inspired by the challenge of bridging the gap between the two.

    These positions are available for period of 3-5 years, depending on the current education level of the applicant. All PhD positions in the research group are fully funded, employed positions (including travel money) that come with an internationally competitive salary. The starting date is negotiable but should ideally be in not-too-late autumn 2022.

    For more information, see http://www.jakobnordstrom.se/openings/PhD-UCPH-220629.html or contact Jakob Nordstrom at .
  • PhD student position on Knowledge Representation & Reasoning for Personal Agents, Enschede (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Friday 24 June 2022

    Digital information technology is increasingly interwoven with our society and individuals' daily lives. With these digital technologies tracking and influencing our everyday behavior, they should align with the user's needs and values. To achieve this, personal agents need to model the user's informational and motivational attitudes such as goals, values, norms, beliefs, and their interrelations in order to derive support actions that are aligned with the user. This is challenging because 1) user models need to be understandable to and modifiable by the user, 2) conflicts may occur in the user's motivations, and 3) the user's state and motivations may change over time and in different contexts. We offer a fully funded 4-year PhD position to investigate how KRR & NMR techniques such as belief revision, argumentation, defeasible reasoning, inconsistency handling, and reasoning about actions can be employed for user modelling in the context of personal agents.

    The position is associated with the Hybrid Intelligence Centre, a 10-year Dutch national research program which investigates how we can create AI that augments, instead of replaces human intelligence. The position is embedded in the Human Media Interaction (HMI) department at University of Twente. HMI is a friendly and welcoming research group, with attention to employee wellbeing. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO). The preferred starting date is between October 1st 2022 or earlier.

  • PhD positions in various aspects of logic, Udine (Italy)

    Deadline: Wednesday 22 June 2022

    The University of Udine (NE Italy) is opening for new PhD positions in Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Three members of the board are logicians, so we look for talented young people interested in various aspects of logic, including set theory, reverse mathematics, Weihrauch reducibility, and connections with dynamical systems.

  • Postdoctoral or PhD student position on mode(l)s of verification & monitorability, Reykjavik (Iceland)

    Deadline: Sunday 19 June 2022

    We invite applications for one postdoc or PhD position at the Department of Computer Science of Reykjavik University. The position is part of the research project 'MoVeMnt: Mode(l)s of Verification and Monitorability' funded by the Icelandic Research Fund. The project continues previous work in the theoretical foundations of runtime verification. Its overarching goal is to better understand the properties and push the limits of monitorability in different settings.

    The successful candidate will benefit from, and contribute to, the research environment at the Icelandic Centre of Excellence in Theoretical Computer Science (ICE-TCS), with research groups on concurrency, logic and semantics, algorithms, and combinatorics. Moreover, they will cooperate with Adrian Francalanza and Karoliina Lehtinen during the project work and will benefit from the interaction with their research groups at the University of Malta and LIS, Aix-Marseille. The postdoc position is for one year and can be renewed for one more year, based on mutual agreement. The PhD position is for three years. The intended start date is August 1st 2022, or soon thereafter.

    For more information, see http://icetcs.ru.is/movemnt/call22.txt or contact Antonis Achilleos at .
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions on Intelligent Handling of Imperfect Data, Bordeaux (France)

    Deadline: Wednesday 8 June 2022

    Do you have experience with logic, database theory, and/or knowledge representation and reasoning and an interest in developing principled methods for handling imperfect data? Then please consider applying to one of the openings in the INTENDED AI Chair, based at the LaBRI computer science laboratory in Bordeaux, France. We are currently seeking highly motivated candidates for a three-year PhD position (starting October 1st, apply asap and no latter than June 8) and a two-year postdoc position (flexible start date, ideally starting before the end of 2022).

    For more information, see https://intended.labri.fr/hiring.html or contact Meghyn Bienvenu at .
  • Sorbonne University – Paris IAS research Chair on "Major Societal Changes", Paris (France)

    Deadline: Thursday 2 June 2022

    In partnership with Sorbonne University, the Paris Institute for Advanced Study is offering a 10-month chair for high-level international researchers in the social sciences and humanities during the academic year 2023-24 (from September 1st 2023 to June 30th 2024).

  • PhD student position in logical approach to verification of hyperproperties, Sheffield (England)

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    I am looking for a motivated PhD student to join the Verification group of The University of Sheffield. The topic of the PhD project is quite flexible, but should relate to logical theory of verification. The Studentship will cover tuition fees at the UK rate and provide a tax-free stipend at the standard UKRC rate (currently £15,609 for 2021/22) for three and a half years. International students are eligible to apply, however will have to pay the difference between the UK and Overseas tuition fees.

  • Postdoctoral position in social epistemology of argumentation, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    The ERC-funded project '€˜The Social Epistemology of Argumentation'€™ (SEA) has now been running for almost four years under the leadership of Prof. Catarina Dutilh Novaes. The team has been investigating the conditions under which argumentative processes lead to fruitful epistemic outcomes in terms of the circulation and co-production of knowledge, evidence, objections etc. While we adopt a social epistemological perspective, we are equally interested in the role of power dynamics and patterns of inclusion and exclusion in these processes.

    For the final years of the project, we are now looking for a post-doc whose research focuses on political argumentation, for a two-year position. This research position will be combined with teaching (65% research, 35% teaching). The position is available from September 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

  • Head of Operations position at CLARIN ERIC, Utrecht (the Netherlands)

    Deadline: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    CLARIN ERIC, the pan-European research infrastructure for language resources, is looking for a ‘Head of Operations’ (0.7-1.0 fte) who will work closely with the CLARIN Board of Directors and the staff at the central CLARIN Office (hosted by the University of Utrecht).

    The main tasks for which the Head of Operations will be responsible are: overseeing the implementation of strategic decisions taken by the Board of Directors in close coordination with the Executive Director and coordinating the central CLARIN Office workflows and their alignment with the CLARIN network and the wider infrastructural ecosystem.

    For more information, see https://www.clarin.eu/news/clarin-eric-looking-head-operations-07-10-fte or contact Franciska de Jong at .
  • PhD position in Argumentative Explainable Artificial Intelligence

    Deadline: Tuesday 31 May 2022

    At Utrecht University, in the Intelligent Systems Group, we have an open PhD position on argumentative explainable artificial intelligence. Do you want to contribute to making artificial intelligence responsible and transparent? This position on explanations and knowledge-based AI might be for you!

  • Two assistant / associate professorships in systems engineering, Kungens Lyngby (Denmark)

    Deadline: Monday 30 May 2022

    We have recently established a new section in software systems engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. We are now hiring faculty members for the team. We expect to hire 2 new assistant/associate professors.

    Dear colleagues,

  • Docent Logica & Argumentatieleer 0,6 fte

    Deadline: Sunday 29 May 2022

    (dutch only)
    Het Hyperion Lyceum is volop in ontwikkeling. In onze studielabs en lokalen verzorg je de lessen Logica & Argumentatieleer. De leerlingen leren argumenteren, kritisch nadenken en formeel redeneren (logica). Met lesmateriaal werken we, vaak projectmatig, rondom thema’s als: verkiezingen, redeneren met venn-diagrammen, propositielogica, debatteren, drogredenen, cryptografie en kunstmatige intelligentie.

  • Postdoctoral research fellowship in proof theory, Birmingham (England)

    Deadline: Sunday 29 May 2022

    The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (postdoc) in Proof Theory, to be employed until (at least) the end of April 2024. The Theory group at the University of Birmingham is one of the leading groups in logical foundations of computer science, with expertise not only in Proof Theory but also related areas such as Type Theory, Category Theory and Mathematical Logic.

    This position is funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship "StrIP: Structure vs Invariants in Proofs", led by Dr Anupam Das. The project aims to develop the theory of 'cyclic proofs' and their connections to automata theory, programming languages, and structural proof theory. The principal responsibility of the fellow will be to conduct research, both collaboratively with Dr Das and other researchers at Birmingham, and independently. The fellow will also be supported in career development and encouraged to pursue independent opportunities.

  • Assistant Professor in Economic Design, Cooperative Game Theory and Social Choice, Saint-Etienne School of Economics (France)

    Deadline: Monday 23 May 2022

    The Saint-Etienne School of Economics (Jean Monnet University, France) is offering an Assistant Professor position ("chaire de professeur junior" in the French system) in the area of Economic Design, Cooperative Game Theory and Social Choice. The successful candidate must be highly trained in the axiomatic and computational approaches in economic theory. The position benefits from substantial research funding to hire a postdoc and a PhD candidate, as well as a substantial teaching reduction.Depending on the seniority of the successful candidate, the tenure evaluation will take place after 3 or 5 years, and it will lead to a full professorship.

  • 2 PhD positions on Visual Dialogue Models, Trento (Italy)

    Deadline: Monday 16 May 2022

    At the University of Trento, we are opening 2 PhD positions, one at the Computer Science Department (DISI) and the other at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), to run projects on Visual Dialogue Models. At least one of the two projects will be run in collaboration with Amazon Alexa (in Berlin) and focus on Adaptive Multimodal conversational agents.The call for the position at DISI will close on May 16th. The one at CIMeC will open soon.

    For more information, see here or at https://iecs.unitn.it/education/admission/call-for-application or contact Raffaella Bernardi at .
  • Postdoctoral position in smart contract security analysis using formal methods, Warsaw (Poland)

    Deadline: Sunday 15 May 2022

    The Cryptography and Blockchain Lab at the University of Warsaw, Poland, is looking for a post-doc/senior researcher in an Advanced Grant 'PROCONTRA' funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and led by Stefan Dziembowski. The task of the successful candidate will be to substantially contribute to our efforts of formally verifying cryptographic protocols that interact with smart contracts deployed on blockchains. We are currently focusing on applying proof assistants and automated provers (such as Coq, Easycrypt, Why3) to achieve this goal. We aim to formalize cryptography using the Universal Composability framework. Still, a successful candidate will be given substantial academic freedom and can work on various research problems related to the project's central theme.

    We require good background on formal verification, documented by publications. Knowledge of cryptography is a plus but is not required. We offer an internationally competitive salary, a substantial budget for travel and equipment, and membership in a young and vibrant team with several international contacts. The funding is available until the end of 2025, and the position can last until then (this is subject to negotiations).

    For more information, see here or at https://www.crypto.edu.pl/post-doc or contact Stefan Dziembowski at .
  • PhD student position in computational logic, Linz (Austria)

    Deadline: Tuesday 10 May 2022

    At the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation (RISC), Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, applications are invited for one 4-year PhD position in computational logic in the frame of the project "Symbolic Techniques for Quantitative Extensions of Equality" funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

    For more information, see https://www.risc.jku.at/projects/squee/.
  • Postdoctoral position on reactive synthesis, Gothenburg (Sweden)

    Deadline: Monday 2 May 2022

    We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Gothenburg to work with Professor Nir Piterman on Reactive Synthesis.

    The position is part of the ERC Consolidator funded project "D-SynMA: Distributed Synthesis from Single to Multiple Agents". The aims of the project are to develop theoretical foundations that will enable to apply reactive synthesis from temporal specifications to work for multiple agents. This includes studying two-player games and their solutions, modelling solutions for interacting agents, and studies of temporal and modal logic.

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    Call for 10 PhD Positions in Computer Science at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

    Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

    The novel interdisciplinary Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND doctoral training programme LogiCS@TUWien – Logics for Computer Science Program at TU Wien, co-funded by the European Commission, offers 10 full-time PhD positions.
    The programme provides a 4-year doctoral training for international PhD candidates within an English-language curriculum. The doctoral positions are open to international high-potential early-stage researchers with a strong background in Logical Methods in Computer Science and their applications in areas like Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Verification, Algorithms, Knowledge Representation and Computational Logic.

    Each PhD candidate will be supervised by at least one of the LogiCS@TUWien
    professors, see http://www.vcla.at/msca/supervisors/. We are looking for exceptional candidates to allocate twenty positions as a university assistant (Pre-Doc) for 4 years for 40 hours/week. Expected start: June-September 2022.

  • Postdoctoral position on planning with others' beliefs and goals, Toulouse (France)

    Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

    Coming up with plans to achieve their goals---and more generally deciding and learning how to act---are fundamental problems for intelligent agents. The traditional focus of AI planning is the generation of plans for an individual agent under the hypothesis that no other agent intervenes and that the planning agent has perfect knowledge of the environment and action pre- and postconditions. More expressive forms of planning should include things such as reasoning about other agents' beliefs, goals, intentions and actions ('theory of mind'); learning from past experiences; monitoring the actual outcome of actions and learning possibly unexpected outcomes and dealing with such new outcomes. Formal tools such as logics of knowledge and belief, logics of goals, intentions and actions, game theory, and learning can be expected to be building blocks of such formalisms.

    We are looking for a candidate with a background in knowledge representation and/or machine learning who is interested in their integration in the context of planning. Applicants should propose a short research project related to the above themes, possibly relating it to previous work of ours where we have contributed to epistemic planning and to planning inspired from Bratman's theory of intention. The duration of the contract is 18 months (possibly with an extension). Gross salary is between 2.663E (about 2.131E net) and 3.783E (about 3.027E net), depending on the experience of the candidate. Starting date is September 1, 2022.

     

  • Two assistant professorships (1fte) in theoretical philosophy at Utrecht University

    Deadline: Friday 22 April 2022

    Utrecht University offers two full-time positions at the level of Assistant Professor, which are both situated in the group Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

    We are looking for candidates with research expertise and teaching competence in at least one of the following areas:

    • philosophical or mathematical logic
    • philosophy and foundations of mathematics
    • philosophy and logic in artificial intelligence
    • philosophy of language
    • metaphysics
    • philosophy of mind
    • epistemology and philosophy of science

    The application deadline is 22 April 2022.
    Employment will become effective in September 2022, although a different starting date is negotiable.

  • PhD position Game Theory and Computational Social Choice on Blockchain, University of Liverpool (UK)

    Deadline: Monday 18 April 2022

    Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship on Game Theory and Computational Social Choice on Blockchain at the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the blockchain technology company IOHK. The selected candidate will be advised by Aris Filos-Ratsikas and Rahul Savani from the University of Liverpool, and Philip Lazos from IOHK.

  • PhD student position in finite model theory for many valued logics, St Lucia (Australia)

    Deadline: Thursday 14 April 2022

    This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

    Data available for collection in the real world is very often not a matter of yes or no, not a matter of all or nothing, but actually a matter of degrees. There is a growing need to represent this information in graded databases. Moreover, real-world data usually involves only finitely-many objects. Mathematical logic offers precise syntactic tools via logical languages that allow for expressing and querying information, which has already proved its power in the case of finite databases with binary yes-or-no properties with the deep development of classical finite model theory. On another research stream, mathematical fuzzy logic has developed a wealth of results about logical tools for general (possibly infinite) graded structures. However, graded finite structures pose specific difficulties that do not allow a straightforward application of general results. In this project, we want to fill this obvious theoretical gap by putting forward a mathematically ambitious study of graded finite structures, which may turn out to be crucial for a wider applicability of mathematical logic.

  • Assistant/Associate Professorship in Science Studies, Aarhus (Denmark)

    Deadline: Wednesday 13 April 2022

    The Centre for Science Studies at the Mathematics Department of Aarhus University, Denmark invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in science studies with a special focus on the study of fields such as computational and data sciences, the development and application of digital technologies, and digitalization. We seek applicants with academic expertise in either history of science, history of technology, sociology of science, philosophy of science, science and technology studies (STS), or related fields.

  • Lecturer in Symbolic AI for Autonomous Systems, Manchester (UK)

    Deadline: Monday 11 April 2022

    An exciting opportunity to join the University of Manchester’s activities in symbolic AI, particularly relating to autonomous systems, multi-agent systems, agent-based systems and AI planning. You will join the Autonomy and Verification group and be part of the wider pan-university community tackling
    autonomy and verification.

    The University is investing heavily for the future, with focus on areas of national importance such as health, security, smart cities, robotics, advanced materials and data-intensive sciences such as physics, astronomy and biology. As a member of staff you will contribute to our international portfolio of research in the Autonomy and Verification (A&V) group and be willing to engage across discipline boundaries to apply your work.

  • PhD student position on proof theory and verification of legal software, Barcelona

    Deadline: Sunday 3 April 2022

    The University of Barcelona offers a 3 year PhD position in collaboration with the Catalan industrial sector. The industrial component of the PhD revolves around the development and verification of legal software in Coq within Formal Vindications SL (formalvindications.com). This work will be complemented with the formalisation of parts of logic/mathematics and possibly research of a less applied nature.

    As such, there are two possible tracks:

    (1) The PhD student proposes an external supervisor with whom to work on academic Coq-related questions (such as verified extraction, or others);

    (2) The PhD student works under the supervision of Joost J. Joosten (joostjjoosten.nl) in the area of proof theory and formal logic for the academic part of the thesis.

    For more information, see here or contact Joost J. Joosten at .
  • PhD Position in Computational Social Choice, Paris-Dauphine University (France)

    Deadline: Friday 1 April 2022

    We are looking for candidates for a PhD position at LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine, on the subject of Aggregating Classifications: Theory and Computation. Students with a Master's degree who have received formal education in quantitative subjects such as Mathematics, Computer Science, and Economics with an interest in a career in applied theoretical research are welcome to apply.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher on AI and Humanities

    Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022

    The Research Priority Area in Humane AI at the University of Amsterdam currently has a vacant Postdoc researcher position. The position is to be affiliated with one of the research schools within the faculty of Humanities, i.e. the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation or one of the schools in the Amsterdam Institute of Humanities Research.

  • PhD Scholarship in Declarative Problem Solving

    Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022

    The AI Lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels invites applications for a PhD scholarship at the Knowledge Representation and reasoning research group. Currently, there is one open position in the the FRESCO project, which aims to develop explanation mechanisms for combiantorial search or opitimization problems (for instance in the context of sat solving, constraint solving, pseudo-boolean solving, ...). The goal of this project is to come up with a framework that allows such solvers not just to find good solutions quickly, but also to explain to their users why this is a good solution, why it is the only solution, or why no solutions exist. Some preliminary work in this direction can be found in this paper and is summarized in this presentation. A particular long-term interest is the question how these explanations can be used to improve interactive configuration tools.

    For more information, see http://bartbogaerts.eu/jobs/2201-ScholarshipFRESCO.php or contact Bart Bogaerts at .
  • Postdoctoral position in automata theory, Warsaw (Poland)

    Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022

    A postdoc position is available at the University of Warsaw in the project "Data-enriched models of computation" (funded by NCN, principal investigator: Prof. Sławomir Lasota). Starting date: As soon as possible. Duration: one year, possible extension to another year. The projectaims at advancing theoretical foundations at the borderline between automata theory, concurrency and verification.

    The ideal candidate is expected to have: a PhD degree or equivalent in computer science or math - Solid background in formal methods and automata theory - Significant publication record - Strong motivation for research work in foundations of computer science - Advanced skills in written and spoken English. We promise, except for very competitive salary, a vibrant working atmosphere in the automata group at the University of Warsaw, and exciting and challenging research problems.

  • PhD position in in Number Theory and Formalization, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Tuesday 29 March 2022

    The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully-funded, 4-year PhD position in Number Theory and Formalization.

    The preferred starting date is in the period 1 May - 1 September 2022.

  • Postdoctoral position in metamathematics of substructural modal logics, Prague (Czech Republic)

    Deadline: Sunday 20 March 2022

    A postdoc/junior researcher position is available to join the Logic Group at the ICS for the project "Metamathematics of substructural modal logics". We are looking for a researchers ready to conduct unsupervised research in close collaboration with members of the project team and the Logic group, within the area of the project.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a first cut-off point on 20. 3. 2022. Starting date: July 1, 2022 or upon agreement. Duration: 18â€-30 months (with the possibility of follow-up tenure-track application).

  • Lectureship in logical & semantic foundations of computing, Sheffield (England)

    Deadline: Wednesday 16 March 2022

    The University of Sheffield is seeking candidates with an outstanding record of scholarship in the logical and semantic foundations of computing, and in particular hardware and software verification. You will work within the Verification Group, a well-established research group in the Department of Computer Science which currently hosts six members of staff and one Research Assistant.

    Current research ranges from the mathematical and logical foundations of computing to practical verification methods and tools to support these. Particular strengths of the group include the semantic, algebraic and categorical foundations of concurrent and distributed systems, computational logics, finite model theory and descriptive complexity, formal methods for hardware and software systems, verification of quantitative systems, verification of hybrid and cyber physical systems, verification of multi-core programs and weak memory models, as well as interactive and automated theorem proving. To expand and complement these strengths we encourage applications in any of the fields mentioned above, and beyond.

  • Six positions (lecturer, researcher, assistant/associate professor) at the interface between maths, CS, and physics, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Monday 14 March 2022

    The Mathematical Institute, the Department of Information and Computing Sciences, and the Department of Physics at the University of Utrecht currently offer 6 positions (0.8 - 1.0 FTE) at the level of lecturer/researcher, assistant or associate professor. The main goal of these positions is to stimulate increased collaboration and cross-fertilization to further strengthen the ties between these fundamental disciplines.

  • Postdoctoral position in maths, CS, or economics, Warsaw (Poland)

    Deadline: Friday 11 March 2022

    University of Warsaw offers postdoc positions in broadly understood computer science, mathematics, and economics. The successful candidate will establish collaboration with a selected research group at University of Warsaw. In Computer Science, The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics has large research teams in algorithms, logic and automata, and computational biology. There is also a growing number of successful smaller groups in diverse areas including cryptography, distributed systems, game theory, and machine learning.

    Duration: 12 months, extendable to 24 months, subject to a successful evaluation Salary: 12000 PLN (~2600 EUR) gross / month. Note that the requirements include a PhD degree obtained in the last 5 years.

     

    For more information, see https://jobs.uw.edu.pl/en-gb/offer/SOB/programme/UW_IDUB_2021_80/ or contact Prof. Lukasz Kowalik at .
  • PhD student position in Padua

    Deadline: Tuesday 8 March 2022

    1 fully funded PhD fellowship in Padua. Research topics could be on: The Semantics of Natural and Artifactual Kind Terms, The Metaphysics of Natural Objects and Artifacts, or related topics.

    For more information, see here or at https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/mod/page/view.php?id=265065 or contact Massimiliano Carrara at .
  • Research Fellowship in Software Engineering & Verification (3y), Manchester (England)

    Deadline: Monday 7 March 2022

    The Department of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK is looking for an experienced researcher who has a strong track record of relevant research and is capable of implementing and advancing research across the Autonomy and Verification network. Candidates will need excellent research within several of formal verification, autonomous systems, agent-based systems, software architectures, or logics, and must also be able to develop and extend research activities, engagement and collaborations.

    This opportunity is linked to the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies held by Prof. Michael Fisher. The successful candidate will assist in shaping and conducting this research programme around software engineering and verification, with a particular focus on autonomous systems, robots/vehicles and practical formal verification. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with, and develop new directions for research with, external partners such as companies, academic groups and non-governmental organisations.

    For more information, see https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=21650 or contact Prof. Michael Fisher at .
  • PhD student position in logical approach to verification, Sheffield (England)

    Deadline: Thursday 3 March 2022

    I am looking for a motivated PhD student to join the Verification group of the University of Sheffield. The topic of the PhD project is quite flexible, but should relate to logical theory of verification. The Studentship will cover tuition fees at the UK rate and provide a tax-free stipend at the standard UKRC rate (currently £15,609 for 2021/22) for three and a half years. International students are eligible to apply, however will have to pay the difference between the UK and Overseas tuition fees. Possible times to start: ASAP/Spring 2022/Autumn 2022.

  • Senior Postdoctoral Research position in Language in Interaction, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022

    The Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction' invites applications for two senior postdoctoral positions. We are looking for highly motivated candidates to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behavior. You will contribute to the integration of empirical research in our consortium and will aid in the coordination of 'Theory of Language' meetings in which cutting edge research is discussed by consortium researchers. You will act in close collaboration with Peter Hagoort, programme director of the consortium.

    You will be appointed at one of two participating institutes: The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen or the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging), also located in Nijmegen. The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.Starting date: June 30th 2022 for a period of maximally 24 months.

  • Lectureships (3y) in philosophy of science and epistemology, Munich (Germany)

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 March 2022

    The Chair of Philosophy of Science (Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann) and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) in the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Study of Religion is seeking applications for two Lecturer Positions (equivalent to Assistant Professorship) for three years, non-tenure track, full time, and starting on October 1, 2022.

  • Senior Lectureship in Logic, Gothenburg (Sweden)

    Deadline: Monday 28 February 2022

    We're looking for a Senior Lecturer in Logic to be employed at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

    This is a permanent position with the possibility to be promoted to full professor. Swedish skills are not required at the start of the employment.

  • Associate Professorship in knowledge, AI, NLP, Paris (France)

    Deadline: Monday 28 February 2022

    Télécom Paris offers a full-time tenured academic position as Associate Professor in the area of Artificial Intelligence, with a focus on knowledge, AI, and NLP. The candidate will join the DIG team (Data, Intelligence, Graphs) starting September 2022.

    The candidate is expected to have strong skills in at least one of the following fields: - Natural Language Processing - Knowledge representation - Logic, reasoning - Online learning - Data exploration - Cognitive modeling.

  • Postdoctoral position in data linking, Toulouse (France)

    Deadline: Friday 18 February 2022

    Data linking is the scientific challenge of automatically establishing typed links between the entities of two or more structured datasets. A variety of complex data linking systems exists, evaluated on public benchmarks. While they have allowed for the generation of vast amounts of linked data in the context of various dedicated projects, data generic systems often have limited applicability in many real-world scenarios, where data are highly heterogeneous and domain-specific. The ANR project DACE-DL (DAta-CEntric AI-driven Data Linking) targets a paradigm shift in the data linking field with a data-centric bottom-up methodology relying on machine learning and representation learning models. We hypothesize there exists a finite number of identifiable and generalisable linking problem types (LPTs), that we need to categorize and analyse to provide better linking results.

    Starting period: January 2022 - duration of 24 months. Localization : Institut de Recherche en informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Science, a strong background in semantic web technologies, ontology matching and data linking. Fluency in written / spoken English is required too. A good publication record and strong programming skills will be a plus.

    Contact:

    For more information, see http://w3.erss.univ-tlse2.fr/membre/tanguy/offres/PD307.txt or contact Cassia Trojahn at , or Olivier Teste at .
  • Two PhD student positions: belief revision / model checking, Toulouse (France)

    Two PhD projects are proposed by the LILaC research group at IRIT, at the University of Toulouse, France:
    1) Belief revision for modal and epistemic logic. Supervisory team: Johnathan Ben-naim and Andreas Herzig ( , )
    2) Model checking and automated mechanism design. Supervisory team: Guillaume Feuillade and Laurent Perrussel (, )

    The selection of applicants will be in two steps: first at department level (April), then an interview at the doctoral school level (May). For more information and for applications please write to the contact persons of the relevant project.

  • Two PhD positions in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, TU Graz

    Two fully funded PhD positions in Graz, Austria. Research topics are on complex reasoning in Computational Argumentation within Knowledge Representation and Reasoning.

    For more information, see https://www.tugraz.at/institute/ist/research/group-wallner/jobs/ or contact Johannes P. Wallner at .
  • Postdoctoral position on automated reasoning with legal entities, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

    Deadline: Tuesday 15 February 2022

    The goal of the project "Automated Reasoning with Legal Entities" (AuReLeE) is to provide effective and general means for the automation of normative reasoning processes based on legal knowledge bases. To this end, in the project the hired Postdoc will design (and optimally implement) reasoning mechanisms for normative logics, in particular norm-based deontic logics. These decision procedures will be combined with a flexible approach to import and re-use existing knowledge bases for their employment as underlying contexts for the normative reasoning tasks. The results of AuReLeE aim at allowing the full utilization of existing legal knowledge bases? potential for compliance checking.

    AuReLeE is conducted at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine of the University of Luxembourg. It is hosted by the Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) research group at the Department of Computer Science. AuReLeE is funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) under grant CORE AuReLeE (C20/IS/14616644).

    Expected profile: A PhD degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Mathematics, with a focus on computational logic, automated reasoning, symbolic logic or artificial intelligence, with evidence of high quality research including a demonstrated track record in quality publications, an da solid background in at least one of: computational logic, proof theory, automated reasoning, normative logics. Starting date: As soon as possible after 01.01.2022. Contract type: fixed-term 14 months. Work hours: full time 40.0 hours per week. Location: MNO, Belval, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg.

  • PhD student position on non-monotonic reasoning for personal agents, Twente (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Friday 11 February 2022

    Digital information technologies should align with the user'€™s needs and values. To achieve this, personal agents need to model the user'€™s informational and motivational attitudes such as goals, values, norms, beliefs, and their interrelations in order to derive support actions that are aligned with the user. We offer a fully funded 4-year PhD position to investigate how non-monotonic reasoning techniques such as belief revision, argumentation, defeasible reasoning, inconsistency handling, and reasoning about actions can be employed for user modelling in the context of personal agents. Questions that can be addressed are for example: Which types of update operations on user models are required? Is a new norm in conflict with existing desired behaviors? Can belief revision techniques be adapted for run-time norm revision? With this we lay the foundations for flexible and value-aligned personal agents that give people agency over their lives with digital technology.

    The position is associated with the Hybrid Intelligence Centre, a 10-year Dutch national research program which investigates how we can create AI that augments, instead of replaces human intelligence. The position is embedded in the Human Media Interaction (HMI) department at University of Twente. HMI is a friendly and welcoming research group, with attention to employee wellbeing. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO). The preferred starting date is between May 1st 2022 and September 1st 2022.

  • Postdoc positions in TCS at University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Deadline: Sunday 6 February 2022

    The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for several postdoc positions in theoretical computer science.

    We are looking for outstanding junior researchers with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While our focus in on foundational research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

    These postdoc positions are full-time research positions for an intended duration of two years. Teaching of advanced courses is encouraged but not required. Travel funding is included, and we will also start receiving visitors again on a regular basis as soon as the Covid-19 situation permits. The starting date is flexible from April to September 2022.

    For more information, see http://www.jakobnordstrom.se/openings/Postdoc-UCPH-220206.html or contact Jakob Nordstrom at , Rasmus Pagh at , Mikkel Abrahamsen at , or Mikkel Thorup at .
  • Postdoctoral position (2y) in quantum programming & formal methods, Paris (France)

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 February 2022

    The emerging quantum software group @ CEA List, Universite Paris-Saclay, offers a two years fully-funded postdoctoral position at the crossroad of quantum programming, program analysis and formal methods.

    Our long term goal is to design and develop formal techniques and tools enabling productive and certified quantum programming. Especially, we develop Qbricks, a proof of concept environment for formally verified quantum programming language. Adapting the best practice for classical computing formal verification, our recent development of Qbricks enables formal specification and verification for quantum programming with ideal qubits. The goal of this post-doctoral position is to extend this practice to quantum compilation and physical qubits implementations. Possibilities include, among others, error correction mechanisms in certified quantum code, together with specifications and reasoning technique for certifying its reliability, automatized certified optimizer for quantum circuits, hardware agnostic assembly language together with its compiler, qubit mapping, etc.

    Keywords: quantum programming, compilation, optimization, formal verification, deductive verification.

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    Two PhD positions in theoretical computer science at LTH, Lund (Sweden)

    Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022

    The Department of Computer Science at LTH, Lund University invites applications for two PhD positions in theoretical computer science with focus on computational complexity and algorithms. These are four-year full-time employed positions (including travel money) that come with an internationally very competitive salary. The PhD students will be working in the research group of Susanna de Rezende.

    Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. It is located in the Öresund area, which is offering one of the strongest and most exciting environments in computational complexity research in Europe. There is extensive collaboration with the University of Copenhagen (UCPH), the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on the other side of the Öresund Bridge. In particular, we will be collaborating with the MIAO research group, which is active at both Lund University and the University of Copenhagen. The PhD students can also look forward to interacting with the five additional faculty in complexity theory in Copenhagen, together with their students and postdocs, as well as with the algorithms group at the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre.

    For more information, see https://derezende.github.io/openpositions/PhD.html or contact Susanna de Rezende at .
  • PhD student position on modal logic for granularity, Leeds (England)

    Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022

    A PhD student position on the topic "Modal logic for granularity (level of detail), with applications to spatial representation and reasoning in AI." is eligible for a scholarship.

    The School of Computing at Leeds University will be holding a competition for four EPSRC DTP scholarships available to new PhD students. These scholarships include fees and stipends at the standard EPSRC rate. Two of these scholarships will be funded for 4 years and are specifically for research topics within the remit of Mathematical Sciences. International students are eligible for one of these two scholarships. The other two scholarships will be funded for 3.5 years and there is no special restriction on the research topics. International students are eligible for one of these two scholarships.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy and/or History of Science

    Location: Bochum, Germany
    Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022

    The Chair for Philosophy and History of Science (Prof. Helmut Pulte) at Ruhr University Bochum seeks to appoint an excellent Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Assistant Professor in philosophy and/or history of science. A completed PhD with above-average marks in one of these areas is required. We particularly welcome applicants from philosophy and history of mathematics or physics with a profile in "integrative history and philosophy of science".

    The full-time position is offered for three years (with possible extension). The salary is based on the German public service pay-grade TVL E13 (100%). The aspired date of appointment is 1 April 2022.

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in complexity theory in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Deadline: Sunday 30 January 2022

    The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in computational complexity theory. We are looking for an outstanding junior researcher with an innovative mind-set and intellectual curiosity to strengthen and complement the research profile of the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU.

    This is a world-leading research environment (currently ranked 6th worldwide in algorithms and complexity by CSrankings.org), with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, CCC, and SODA. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While the focus in on foundational research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

    For more information, see https://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/?show=155457 or contact Jakob Nordstrom at .
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions on Intelligent Handling of Imperfect Data, Bordeaux (France)

    Deadline: Sunday 30 January 2022

    One 2-year postdoctoral position and two 3-year PhD positions are available at the LaBRI computer science laboratory in Bordeaux, France. Successful applicants will take part in the "Intelligent Handling of Imperfect Data" (INTENDED) AI Chair project (2020-2025), whose aim is to develop principled methods for handling inconsistent, incomplete, and/or uncertain data. The project brings together experts on logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning, database theory, and medical informatics to explore how to exploit formally represented knowledge (constraints, ontologies) and logical reasoning to holistically tackle a range of data quality issues. While there is some flexibility on the exact starting dates, the PhD positions should start no later than October 1, 2022, and can be optionally preceded by a 4-6 month funded internship (starting February / March 2022). Interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible for full consideration.

    For more information, see https://intended.labri.fr/hiring.html or contact Meghyn Bienvenu at .
  • Postdoctoral research scholarship in mathematics, Lisbon (Portugal)

    Deadline: Friday 28 January 2022

    One postdoctoral research scholarship is opened within the scope of the R&D Unit "Center for Mathematics and Applications" (CMA) (UI/297/2020),. This international call for hiring a postdoctoral research scholarship is in the scientific area of Mathematics with specialization in Algebra and Combinatorics or Logic and Computer Science. The candidates should present a work plan related to the research topics developed in the research sub-area of CMA, Algebra and Logic and indicate possible CMA researcher(s) with whom they plan to develop the work plan. The successful candidate will have to take an active part in the research activities of the group of CMA in Algebra and Logic.

    For more information, see https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/713666.
  • (Associate) Professorship in Automated Verification, Oxford (England)

    Deadline: Friday 21 January 2022

    Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Automated Verification in the Department of Computer Science and Trinity College, to start before October 2022. The successful candidate will also be appointed as a Fellow and Tutor in Computer Science at Trinity College, and will be responsible for the organisation and teaching of their subject within the College.

    You will be a member of both the University and the College community, part of a lively and intellectually stimulating research community with access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. You will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College as a charity. You will be expected to engage in independent and original research aligned with the Automated Verification research theme, to secure funding and engage in the management of research projects and disseminate research of the highest international standard through publications, conferences and seminars. You will also contribute to teaching on the Department?s highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes.

    For more information, see http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/1976-full.html.
  • PhD student position in logical modelling, London (England)

    Deadline: Monday 17 January 2022

    The PPLV group at UCL in London is looking for a PhD student in logic. The project is to work on logic as basis for system modelling. The logical systems of interest as a basis for this work are likely to include dynamic, epistemic, deontic, and doxastic approaches, with case studies in security and policy modelling. The project is expected to require both theoretical work in logic and more applied work in modelling, with a particular focus on systems security models and security policy models.

    The studentship will be part of UCL's Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cybersecurity. The CDT requires that all students engage in an advanced interdisciplinary programme in security during their first year. This programme provides an excellent context for students' specific research projects. Although most of the CDT's funding is for UK nationals, international candidates can also be considered.

    For more information, see here or at http://pplv.cs.ucl.ac.uk/welcome/ or contact Prof. David J. Pym at .
  • Teacher position in Logic & Multi-Agent systems, Groningen (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Sunday 16 January 2022

    In the Department of AI at the University of Groningen, we are looking for a teacher (0.8-1.0 fte) in the area of Logic and Multi-Agent Systems, to teach courses and supervise students in our BSc and MSc programs in AI and Computational Cognitive Science.

    A background in Logic and/or Multi-Agent Systems is required (e.g., Master of Logic, MSc or PhD in AI).

  • Two postdoctoral positions (2y) in epistemic & semantic commitments of foundational theories, Warsaw (Poland)

    Deadline: Saturday 15 January 2022

    The University of Warsaw, Poland has an Open Call for up to 2 fully funded Postdoc positions (each for 2 years) within the project 'Epistemic and semantic commitments of foundational theories" (Principal investigator: Prof. Cezary Cieslinski). The main objective of the project is to provide a deep conceptual and formal analysis of the notion of commitments of a foundational theory, where the latter expression stands for a theory that can develop a significant portion of mathematics (examples: Peano arithmetic, Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory). The notion of a commitment is essentially involved in many discussions in contemporary formal philosophy.

    Tasks will include: - Engagement in the realization of the grant project research tasks. - Regular presentations of intermediate research results at workshops and conferences. - Publication of results in journals and/or conference proceedings. - Participation in the organization of research activities and events related to the research project, such as conferences, workshops and joint publications. The position starts no sooner than March 1 2022 and lasts for a maximum of two years. - Total remuneration: around 99 000 PLN gross per year.

     

  • Two postdoctoral positions in history of philosophy of science, Tilburg (The Netherlands)

    Deadline: Friday 14 January 2022

    The Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University seeks to appoint two postdoctoral researchers (2 or 3 years, 0,8 - 1,0 FTE) in the NWO Vidi project 'Exiled Empiricists: American Philosophy and the Great Intellectual Migration'. Area of Study: (1) History of Philosophy of Science/History of Logic/Intellectual History and (2) Digital Humanities/Scientometrics/Bibliometrics. Starting date: August or September 2022.

    The postdoc's primary responsibility will be to contribute to the research project and to publish in peer reviewed journals and books. The researcher should also contribute to the project in other ways, such as by giving conference presentations, (co-)editing a special issue, and (co-)organizing reading groups and workshops. Furthermore, the researcher will be a member of the Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) and contribute to its colloquia and seminars.

    For more information, see https://exiledempiricists.com/job-openings/ or contact Sander Verhaegh at .
  • Postdoctoral position (2y) in distributed synthesis, Gothenburg (Sweden)

    Deadline: Tuesday 11 January 2022

    We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Gothenburg to work with Professor Nir Piterman on Distributed Synthesis.

    The position is part of the ERC Consolidator funded project "dSynMA: Distributed Synthesis from Single to Multiple Agents". The aims of the project are to develop theoretical foundations that will enable to apply reactive synthesis from temporal specifications to work for multiple agents. This includes studying two-player games and their solutions, modelling solutions for interacting agents, and studies of temporal and modal logic.

  • Research fellowship in reverse mathematics, Leeds (England)

    Deadline: Monday 10 January 2022

    The University of Leeds School of Mathematics is looking for a Research Fellow with expertise in computability theory/proof theory/reverse mathematics to join our project "Reverse mathematics of general topology."

    Location: Leeds -- Main Campus. Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences. School/Institute: School of Mathematics. Research Salary: £34,304 to £37,467 p.a. Working Time: 37.5 hours per week. Post Type: Full Time. Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years (Grant funding)). The start date is flexible, subject to the following constraints: * The fellowship is for a maximum of two years. * The last possible date of employment is 30 June 2024.

     

  • Postdoctoral position on verification of concurrent systems, London (England)

    Deadline: Sunday 9 January 2022

    Applications are invited for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Computer Science Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.

    Successful applicants will be working on the EPSRC-funded "Verification of Hardware Concurrency via Model Learning" (CLeVer) project (EP/S028641/1), led by Alexandra Silva (UCL) and Matteo Sammartino (Royal Holloway, University of London). The CLeVer project aims to: (1) develop a novel verification framework that relies on learning techniques to automatically build and verify models of concurrency, with a particular focus on multi-core systems and (2) apply the framework to real-world verification tasks, in collaboration with ARM. This is a joint research effort involving Royal Holloway University of London, University College London, and ARM, world-leading designer of multi-core chips.

    We are looking for candidates with a PhD in one of the following areas: model-based testing and verification, formal methods for concurrency, automated analysis of hardware systems. Experience in multiple areas will be valued. Candidates ideally should also have strong programming skills

    For more information, see https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/0721-259-R-R or contact Dr. Matteo Sammartino at .
  • PhD positions in TCS and/or combinatorial optimization, Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Deadline: Sunday 9 January 2022

    The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for PhD positions in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization.

    The PhD students will be part of a world-leading research environment (currently ranked 6th worldwide by CSrankings.org), with a strong presence at top-tier conferences like STOC, FOCS, and SODA, and also with publications in premier AI conferences like AAAI, IJCAI, and NeurIPS. We are home to the Basic Algorithms Research Copenhagen (BARC) centre, joint with the IT University of Copenhagen, and have extensive collaborations with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and with Lund University on the Swedish side of the Oresund Bridge, as well as with our many visitors. We aim to attract top talent from around the world to an ambitious, creative, collaborative, and fun environment. Using the power of mathematics, we strive to create fundamental breakthroughs in algorithms and complexity theory. While the focus in on foundational research, we do have a track record of surprising algorithmic discoveries leading to major industrial applications.

    These positions are available for period of 3-5 years, depending on the current education level of the applicant. All our PhD positions are fully funded, employed positions (including travel money) that come with an internationally competitive salary. The starting date is negotiable but should ideally be in September 2022. Candidates interested in working with other faculty in the Algorithms and Complexity Section at DIKU are also strongly encouraged to apply.

    For more information, see https://employment.ku.dk/phd/?show=155288 or contact Jakob Nordstrom at , Rasmus Pagh at , Mikkel Abrahamsen at , or Mikkel Thorup at .
  • Postdoctoral research fellowship in Proof Theory, Birmingham (England)

    Deadline: Sunday 9 January 2022

    The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow (postdoc) in Proof Theory, for a duration of 2 years. The Theory group at the University of Birmingham is one of the leading groups in logical foundations of computer science, with expertise not only in Proof Theory but also related areas such as Type Theory, Category Theory and Mathematical Logic.

    This position is funded by a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship "StrIP: Structure vs Invariants in Proofs", led by Dr Anupam Das. The project aims to develop the theory of 'cyclic proofs' and their connections to automata theory. The principal responsibility of the fellow will be to conduct research, both collaboratively with Dr Das and other researchers at Birmingham, and independently. The fellow will also be supported in career development and encouraged to pursue independent opportunities.

    For more information, see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CLO630/research-fellow-in-proof-theory or contact Dr Anupam Das at .
  • Postdoc position computer science logic, Sheffield (UK)

    Deadline: Monday 3 January 2022

    I am looking for a PostDoc to join the Verification group of The University of Sheffield to work with me in my DFG funded project "Logical approach to quantum mechanics and contextuality".
    Duration: Until 31.10.2023 with a probable extension to 26 months total.
    The project relates to logical foundations of probabilistic data, complexity theory utilising real numbers, and logical approach to quantum information theory utilising the newly discovered connections to probabilistic team semantics. Candidates with expertise in finite model theory, logic in computer science, or foundations of quantum information theory are in particular encouraged to apply.

Past appointments

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    Welcome to Gregor Behnke

    The ILLC welcomes Gregor Behnke as new Assistant Professor in the Theoretical Computer Science research unit. Gregor obtained his PhD from Ulm University in 2019 and until recently was a postdoc at the University of Freiburg. He is working in AI, and in particular has been a prolific contributor to the field of automated planning. Amongst other things, starting next year, he will teach an advanced course on this topic in both the MSc AI and the MSc Logic.

    For more information, see https://staff.science.uva.nl/g.behnke/ or contact Gregor Behnke at .

Miscellaneous

Former Regular Events

  • Dutch Social Choice Colloquium

    The Dutch Social Choice Colloquium will organise semi-regular half-day meetings in Amsterdam, Maastricht, and Rotterdam on a wide variety of topics related to social choice theory, with local and international speakers from, amongst others, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please subscribe to the DSCC mailing list for announcements of individual metings.

    For more information on the programme and the mailing list, please visit http://www.illc.uva.nl/DSCC/.

  • ILLC Diversity Talks

    The ILLC Diversity Talks is an initiative of the ILLC Diversity Committee. The goal of the ILLC Diversity Talks is to show how research carried out at the ILLC interacts with recent works and findings in the area of diversity, broadly understood. Speakers will present their research in a variety of fields related to diversity. These talks will be an opportunity for ILLC members to reflect on current research and practices which could foster diversity and inclusion within the institute. Everyone is welcome to attend the talks and take part in the discussion!

    For more information, see https://illc-diversity-talks.github.io or contact ILLC Diversity Committee at .
  • Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar

    Date & Time: biweekly on Thursdays, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss results and insights about and around algebraic and coalgebraic methods in logic. The atmosphere is very informal, talks usually last one hour and the rest of the time is devoted to discussion.

    The A|C homepage can be found at http://www.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/