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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in Computer Science ("Dynamics of Argumentation")

The University of Luxembourg is inviting applications for a 2+2-year PhD
position in Computer Science (ref. number F1-070088).

The position is embedded in a project "Dynamics of Argumentation"
(, which is
a common project between the Individual and
Collective Reasoning (ICR) group at the Computer Science and
Communication Research Unit (CSC) in Luxembourg (Responsible: Leon van
der Torre) and the Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens (CRIL) at the
Universit d'Artois, in Lens, France (Responsible: Souhila Kaci). The
position is
foreseen as a co-tutuelle position, that is the student will receive a
degree from
both universities.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on abstract
argumentation theory and belief dynamics.


* A 2+2-year PhD position in Computer Science
* Work in cooperation with 2 first class and highly active
research groups (ICR and CRIL) in a friendly working environment;
* Salary: 2300 Euros/month (gross)
* Starting date: as soon as possible.


* Candidates must hold a master degree in computer science or related areas;
* The ideal candidate should have a strong background in logic-based
approaches to artificial intelligence, e.g., in knowledge
representation, reasoning about uncertainty, or reasoning about preferences.
* Candidates should be proficient in mathematical reasoning and be
capable of working with abstract concepts.
* Candidates should possess good oral and written English skills.

Applications should include an introduction letter indicating the
motivation, a detailed CV including copies of the MSc diploma and
information about the grades, and the names and contact details of two
referees. We accept only electronic submissions, which should be sent to
Richard Booth ( and Leon van der Torre
(, quoting the reference number for this position
F1-070088. The deadline for applications is **April 15, 2010**.

More information can be obtained from Richard Booth (

DYNARG project homepage:
University of Luxembourg homepage:
ICR homepage: http://
CRIL homepage: