[FOM] Call for Papers: Hilbert’s Epsilon and Tau in Logic, Informatics and Linguistics
Georg Moser
georg.moser at exchange.uibk.ac.at
Fri Mar 20 02:40:52 EDT 2015
Call for Papers
Hilbert’s Epsilon and Tau in Logic, Informatics and Linguistics
Dates: June 10-12, 2015
Location: Montpellier, France
Workshop Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/epsilon2015workshop/
Contact email: Epsilon2015 at easychair.org
Submission deadline: April 1st, 2015
Submission webpage: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=epsilon2015
Organizers / workshop co-chairs:
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, LIRMM-CNRS, University of Montpellier
Fabio Pasquali, University of Marseille
Christian Retoré, University of Montpellier & LIRMM-CNRS
Host: I2M-CNRS and University of Montpellier
Workshop information:
This workshop aims at promoting work on Hilbert’s epsilon calculus in a
number of relevant fields ranging from Philosophy and Mathematics to
Linguistics and Informatics. The Epsilon and Tau operators were
introduced by David Hilbert, inspired by Russell's Iota operator for
definite descriptions, as binding operators that form terms from
formulae. One of their main features is that substitution with Epsilon
and Tau terms expresses quantification. This leads to a calculus which
is a strict and conservative extension of First Order Predicate Logic.
The calculus was developed for studying first order logic in view of the
program of providing a rigorous foundation of mathematics via syntactic
consistency proofs. The first relevant outcomes that certainly deserve a
mention are the two "Epsilon Theorems" (similar to quantifiers
elimination), the first correct proof of Herbrand’s theorem or the use
of the Epsilon operator in Bourbaki’s Éléments de Mathématique. Nowadays
the!
interest in the Epsilon substitution method has spread in a variety
of fields: Mathematics, Logic, Philosophy, History of Mathematics,
Linguistic, Type Theory, Computer science, Category Theory and others.
Submission
The workshop welcomes submissions of up to 4 (but not less than 2)
pages. Usual spacing, font and margin should be used (single-spaced,
11pt or larger, and 1 inch margin on A4 or letter size paper). Abstracts
should be submitted by April 1st, 2015 as pdf files through the
EasyChair conference system (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=epsilon2015). An indicative list
of themes that are of particular interest to the conference are
(non-exhaustive):
- History of Logic
- Philosophy
- Proof theory
- Model theory
- Category theory
- Type theory
- Quantification in Natural language
- Noun-Phrases Semantics
- Proof Assistants (e.g. Coq, Isabelle, ... )
- Other subnectors (e.g. Russell's iota, μ-operator, ... )
Reviewing:
Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the program committee, and,
where appropriate, outside reviewers. The organizers will be responsible
for making decisions partly in consultation with the program committee.
Notifications will be made by May 1st, 2015.
Post-Proceedings:
Selected papers from the workshop will appear as a special volume in
Journal of Logics and their Applications
Important dates:
April 1st, 2015: Submission deadline
May 1st,2015: Notification of acceptance
June 10-12, 2015: Workshop
Invited speakers:
Claus-Peter Wirth (University of Saarland): The descriptive operators
iota, tau and epsilon - on their origin, partial and complete
specification, model-theoretic semantics, practical applicability (with
the support of the Hilbert Bernays Project (sponsored by IFCoLog)).
Vito Michele Abrusci (University of Roma Tre): Hilbert's tau and epsilon
in proof theory.
Hartley Slater (University of Western Australia): Linguistic and
philosophical ramifications of the epsilon calculus.
Program Committee:
Daisuke Bekki (Ochanomizu University)
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (LIRMM-CNRS & University of Montpellier)
Francis Corblin (University of Paris-Sorbonne & Institut Jean Nicod CNRS)
Michael Gabbay (University of Cambridge)
Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics of Tokyo)
Ruth Kempson (King's College, London)
Alda Mari (CNRS Institut Jean Nicod & ENS & EHESS)
Richard Moot (CNRS LaBRI & Bordeaux University)
Georg Moser (University of Innsbruck)
Bruno Woltzenlogel Paleo (Vienna University of Technology)
Michel Parigot (CNRS-PPS & University of Paris Diderot 7)
Fabio Pasquali (University of Aix-Marseille & I2M CNRS)
Christian Retoré (University of Montpellier & LIRMM-CNRS)
Mark Steedman (University of Edimburgh)
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