Sunday, 25 March 2012

A tribute to Horacio Arló-Costa in Buenos Aires

Eduardo Barrio, logician at the University of Buenos Aires, draws my attention to the event they are organizing over there to honor the much missed Horacio Arló-Costa (here is the website of the event, in Spanish, and here is the CFP in English at Choice & Inference). The event will take place in August 2 to 4 2012, and has as confirmed speakers (others are still listed as TBC):

Verónica Becher (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
John Collins (Columbia University)
Paul Egré (Jean Nicod Institute)
Jeff Helzner (Columbia University)
Rohit Parikh (City University of New York)
Fernando Tohmé (Universidad Nacional del Sur)

There is also a call for papers, focusing on (but not limited to) the themes and topics which were Horacio’s specialties:
We call for contributions in any area of philosophical logic, including (but not limited to) epistemic and modal logic, ampliative reasoning, belief revision, conditional logic, game theory and decision theory, among other topics. We invite submissions for 40-minute presentations. Submissions should take the form of a 1000/1500-word abstract. They should be sent by e-mail in an attached file in pdf format to Authors’ names and affiliation should be given only in the text of the e-mail message.
Let me add that Buenos Aires is truly one of the most charming cities in the world -- and I say this as a Brazilian, despite the classical rivalry between Argentina and Brazil... The combination of a terrific event with such an attractive location should be more than enough reasons for many readers to consider submitting a paper!


  1. Strange, I was sure there was a comment here I wanted to reply to, about partying in Rio and Buenos Aires, but it seems to have disappeared! Not sure what happened...

  2. Mr Cynical here concluded it was probably spam, from a bot, with some rental advertizing ...


    1. No, as I recall it, it was a well-meant comment, and as I took a few days to reply, I'm worried that the person in question got upset and deleted it. (Ok, I'm probably over-worrying here :) )

  3. Maybe I'm wrong, but seemed like a bot to me.
    As it didn't refer Arlo-Costa, I clicked the links, including the linked name "Kimberley", which was advertizing rental accommodation - that's how a spambot increases traffic to the rental website. So I guessed it was a bot that selected keywords (e.g., "Brazil", "Argentina", "Rio", "Buenos Aires").

    You can still tell us all about partying in Rio and Buenos Aires!

    1. Yes, I'm really naive, I guess :) And here I was sincerely worried that I had neglected a well-meaning comment!

    2. On the other hand, maybe some poor soul called Kimberley is feeling wounded and has told her mates, "Jeff Ketland called me a robot. He's the robot!".
      Kimberley, come back! Even if you're a robot!