Conference: Amsterdam Colloquium 2015

The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together linguists, philosophers, logicians, cognitive scientists and computer scientists who share an interest in the formal study of the semantics and pragmatics of natural and formal languages.

The 2015 edition will be held at the University of Amsterdam on 16-18 December.

The 20th Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops on Negation and on Reasoning in Natural Language; and one evening lecture, jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.

Furthermore, there will be a special issue of the journal Topoi with selected contributions presented at the Colloquium, both in the main programme and in the workshops.

Conference website:

Invited Speakers
Regular Programme:
Graham Priest (Graduate Center, CUNY)
Rick Nouwen (Universiteit Utrecht)
Maribel Romero (Universität Konstanz)

Workshop “Negation: logical, linguistic and philosophical perspectives”
David Ripley (University of Connecticut)
Laurence R. Horn (Yale University)

Workshop “Reasoning in natural language: symbolic and sub-symbolic approaches”
Christopher Potts (Stanford University)
Mirella Lapata (University of Edinburgh) (TBC)

E.W. Beth Lecture:
Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford)

Important dates
Submission deadline: September 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: October 20, 2015
Deadline for proceeding papers: December 1, 2015
Conference: December 16-18, 2015

The submission of abstracts will be handled via EasyChair. Follow the appropiate submission link below, log in, click “New Submission” at the top of the page and follow the instructions.
AC2015 general programme submission link
AC 2015 Workshop Negation submission link
AC 2015 Workshop Reasoning in Natural Language submission link

Submission guidelines and instructions:
The rules for submissions for the regular programme and the workshops are the same. Authors can submit an anonymous abstract of at most two pages. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to provide a short summary of at most 200 words in the EasyChair submission form. Note that the field for entering this summary is labeled “abstract” in EasyChair; this is not to be confused with the full two-page abstract, which needs to be provided separately as a PDF. The 200 word summary should clearly indicate subject matter and conclusions (it need not be included in the full two-page abstract). Submitting the same abstract for more than one category (general programme, workshop on negation, workshop on reasoning in natural language) is not allowed. The organizers reserve the right to re-allocate accepted talks to a different category.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 September 2015. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 October. Full papers (10 pages) to be included in the proceedings, are due on 1 December. The proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium will be downloadable from the AC website during the conference.


The Amsterdam Colloquia are organized by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. The organizing committee of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium consists of Floris Roelofsen (chair), Maria Aloni, Thomas Brochhagen, Luca Incurvati, and Peter van Ormondt.

For further information, consult:
Organizing Committee 20th Amsterdam Colloquium
ILLC, University of Amsterdam
Science Park P.O. Box 94242, 1090 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel: +31 20 5258251,