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 (location: Amsterdam Science Park).

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.

Directly preceding the Amsterdam Colloquium there will be a two-day satellite workshop on inquisitive semantics and related topics, which has a separate Call for Papers.

Conference Information

  • Proceedings: Click here to go to the AC2017 Proceedings
  • Booklet: Click here to download the conference booklet with practical information
  • Programme: Click here to download a printable version of the programme
  • Map: Click here for a map with all locations.

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