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Reasoning about other minds (RAOM) – Call for participation

The workshop “Reasoning about other minds: Logical and cognitive perspectives” will take place on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday morning, August 5, in the Senaatszaal in the Academy Building in Groningen.

http://www.ai.rug.nl/conf/reasoningminds2/

This workshop aims to shed light on models of social reasoning that take into account realistic resource bounds. People reason about other people’s mental states in order to understand and predict the others’ behavior. This capability to reason about others’ knowledge, beliefs and intentions is often referred to as ‘theory of mind’. Idealized rational agents are capable of recursion in their social reasoning, and can reason about phenomena like common knowledge. Such idealized social reasoning has been modeled by modal logics such as epistemic logic and BDI (belief, goal, intention) logics. However, in real-world situations, many people seem to lose track of such recursive social reasoning after only a few levels. Cognitive scientists build computational models of social reasoning, for example, recently an “inverse planning” model based on Bayesian inference frameworks has proven successful in modeling human inferences about the goals and beliefs underlying other people’s observed behavior. The workshop provides a forum for researchers who attempt to analyze, understand and model how resource-bounded agents reason about other minds. Continue reading

CONTEXT 2015 – interdisciplinary conference on modeling and using context

The Ninth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context
Larnaca, Cyprus, 2–6 November 2015

The CONTEXT conferences are the world’s prime forum for presentation and exchange of insights and cutting-edge results from the wide range of disciplines concerned with context.

The main theme of CONTEXT 2015 is “Back to the roots”, focusing on the importance of interdisciplinary cooperations and studies of the phenomenon. Context, context modeling and context comprehension are central topics in linguistics, philosophy, sociology, artificial intelligence, computer science, art, law, organizational sciences, cognitive science, psychology, etc. and are also essential for the effectiveness of modern, complex and distributed software systems. Continue reading

Progic 2015: Probability and Logic

Progic 2015: Probability and Logic will take place in Canterbury, England, 22-24 April, 2015.

Submission is cordially invited, and the deadline is 1st November, 2015.

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Twelfth European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems

The 12th European Conference on Multi-Agent Systems (EUMAS 2014) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, December 18-19, 2014.

Submission is cordially invited, and the abstract submission deadline is September 26, 2014.
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Fifteenth International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems

The 15th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems (CLIMA XV), with special sessions on

  • Logics for Agreement Technologies,
  • Logics for Games, Strategic Reasoning, and Social Choice,

will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, August 18-19, 2014, co-located with ECAI’14.

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Seven PhD Positions in the Dutch Research Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’

Closing date: 30 September 2014
For more information: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/id-2nd-phd-call-general.html

We are looking for highly motivated PhD 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 behaviour.

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. This research consortium sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO) brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language. The research team consists of 43 Principal Investigators. In addition to the excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realizes both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.

Currently, the consortium advertises seven PhD positions for a period of 4 years. Depending on the PhD position applied for, candidates will be appointed at one of the home institutions of the consortium. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Click for more information on the PhD positions and how to apply:
http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/id-2nd-phd-call-general.html

Reasoning about Other Minds: Logical and Cognitive Perspectives

The workshop ‘Reasoning about Other Minds: Logical and Cognitive Perspectives’ is going to be held in Groningen, the Netherlands, on Monday 4 August and Tuesday morning 5 August,  2014.

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9th SCANDINAVIAN LOGIC SYMPOSIUM – Call for participation

The 9th Scandinavian Logic Symposium will be held at the Museum Centre Vapriikki in Tampere, Finland, during 25-27 August 2014 under the auspices of the Scandinavian Logic Society (SLS,http://scandinavianlogic.org/).

As with previous editions of the Symposium, its primary aims are to reflect the current activities in logic in the Nordic countries and to provide a local meeting forum for their logical communities, broadly conceived. Besides, it invites and warmly welcomes participation of logicians from all over the world.
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European Conference on Social Intelligence (ECSI-2014)

The European Conference on Social Intelligence (ECSI-2014) is going to be held in Barcelona, Spain on November 3-5, 2014.

Submission is cordially invited, and the deadline is September 3, 2014.
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Reasoning about Other Minds: Logical and Cognitive Perspectives

The workshop ‘Reasoning about Other Minds: Logical and Cognitive Perspectives’ is going to be held in Groningen, the Netherlands, on Monday 4 August and Tuesday morning 5 August,  2014.

Submission is cordially invited, and the deadline is July 1, 2014.

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