Call for papers: Amsterdam Colloquium 2017

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 2017 edition will be held at the University of Amsterdam on 20-22 December.

The 21st Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops on Causality and Semantics and on Formal and Distributional Perspectives on Meaning; and one evening lecture, jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.

Conference website:

Invited Speakers

Regular Programme:

  • Gillian Russell (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Emmanuel Chemla (CNRS, Paris)
  • Daniel Rothschild (University College London)
  • Galit Sassoon (Bar Ilan University)

Workshop on Causality and Semantics

  • Hannes Leitgeb (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

Workshop on Formal and Distributional Perspectives on Meaning

  • Raffaela Bernardi (University of Trento)
  • Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

E.W. Beth Lecture:

  • Stewart Shapiro (The Ohio State University)

Important dates

Submission deadline: September 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance: October 20, 2017
Deadline for proceeding papers: December 1, 2017
Conference: December 20-22, 2017


The submission of abstracts are handled via EasyChair. Please use the following 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, with 1 inch margins and 11pt font.  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 causality and semantics, workshop on formal and distributional perspectives on meaning) is not allowed. The organizers reserve the right to re-allocate accepted talks to a different category. Authors can submit at most one abstract as single author, and at most two abstracts in total.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 September 2017. 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.