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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: PhDs in Logic VI, 24-25 Apr 2014 Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS

The 6th edition of PhDs in Logic will take place in Utrecht, The 
Netherlands on 24-25 April 2014.

PhDs in Logic is a graduate conference organized by local graduate 
students. Its aim is to bring together PhD candidates and researchers as 
well as to foster contact between graduate students. Earlier editions of 
the event took place in Ghent (2009, 2012), Tilburg (2010), Brussels 
(2011) and Munich (2013).

Following the previous meetings, the academic setup of the conference 
consists of two main parts:

(i) Four established researchers in logic will each give two 45-minute 
tutorial sessions on a relevant topic in logic;

(ii) About 15 PhD candidates will give 20-minute presentations on their 

There will also be opportunities for informal gatherings, including a 
conference dinner on Thursday April 24.

The tutorial speakers of this year?s edition are:

- Thierry Coquand (University of Gothenburg)
- Femke van Raamsdonk (VU University Amsterdam)
- Stephen Read (University of St. Andrews)
- Albert Visser (Utrecht University)

PhD candidates interested in presenting a talk should submit a 500-1000 
word abstract by January 15, 2014 via EasyChair at We welcome PhD 
candidates in logic with a background in philosophy, computer science, 
mathematics or linguistics. Exceptions can be made for master students and 
first-year postdocs. The selection of the talks will follow a double-blind 
review process.

For more information visit out website:

In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via

Submission deadline: January 15, 2014
Notification: March 3, 2014
Conference: April 24-25, 2014

Jeroen Goudsmit
Antje Rumberg

Jean Paul van Bendegem (Brussels)
Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht)
Barteld Kooi (Groningen)
Benedikt Lwe (Amsterdam)
Sonja Smets (Amsterdam)
Heinrich Wansing (Bochum)

Research Institute for Philosophy and Religious Studies (OFR) at Utrecht University
Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Logica & Wijsbegeerte der Exacte Wetenschappen
Arend Heyting Stichting