Amsterdam Colloquium 2013

Call for Papers

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Call for Papers

19th Amsterdam Colloquium

18 -- 20 December 2013

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 2013 edition will be held at the University of Amsterdam on 18--20 December and will be collocated with the 17th SemDial workshop (DialDam).

The 19th Amsterdam Colloquium will feature two workshops on Quantitative Data and on Modals; a special session on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue, jointly organized with the SemDial Workshop; and one evening lecture, jointly organized with the E.W. Beth Foundation.

Invited Speakers

Regular Programme:

Special Session on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue:

Workshop Quantitative Data in Formal Semantics and Pragmatics

Workshop More on Modals: New Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives 

E.W. Beth Foundation Lecture:

Submission of Abstracts

The submission of abstracts will be handled via EasyChair. EasyChair requires authors to be registered.
  • If you do not have an EasyChair account, please follow the AC2013 submission link. Below the login form there is a link that leads to the registration page. To register for EasyChair, please click on that link and follow the instructions.
  • To submit your abstract once you have an EasyChair account: Follow the AC2013 submission link, log in, click "New Submission" at the top of the page and follow the instructions. 
Please take note of the following submission guidelines: Authors can submit an anonymous abstract of two pages. The rules for submissions for the workshops are like those for the regular program. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to provide a short 10 line summary clearly indicating subject matter and conclusions (this summary need not be included in the two-page abstract itself). Upon submission please indicate whether your work is to be considered for the general program or for one of the workshops. Submitting the same abstract for more than one category (general programme, session on quantitative data, session on modality) 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 2013. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 20 October. Extended abstracts, 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. 

Important: The special session on dialogue follows the submission
procedures of the SemDial workshop (deadline 10 September). For details,
please visit the submission page of DialDam and read the additional information here.


Important Dates

  • 01/09/13 Deadline for submissions
  • 01/12/13 Deadline for proceedings
  • 20/10/13 Notification of acceptance
  • 18-20/12/13 19th Amsterdam Colloquium


The Amsterdam Colloquia are organized by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the University of Amsterdam. The organizing committee of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium consists of Maria Aloni, Ivano Ciardelli, Michael Franke, Peter van Ormondt, Ben Rodenhäuser and Floris Roelofsen. For further information, consult:

Organizing Committee 19th Amsterdam Colloquium

ILLC / Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam

Science Park P.O. Box 94242, 1090 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

tel: +31 20 5254537,