The LogicLounge as a modern philosophical symposium

The LogicLounge, a meeting place for friends of logic from science and public, was created during the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014, the largest conference in the history of logic research. All of its seven instances during the conference were very successful and inspired the LogicLounge initiators, Helmut Veith (TU Wien) and Oliver Lehmann (IST Austria), to continue the one-hour discussions with eminent scientists from the fields of logic, computer science and philosophy even after the Vienna Summer of Logic had ended.

Upcoming LogicLounge

16/07/2018: Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford), Ben Kuipers (University of Michigan), Francesca Rossi (University of Padova), Matthias Scheutz (Tufts University), Sandra Wachter (University of Oxford and Alan Turing Institute), Jeannette Wing (Columbia University, former VP of Microsoft Research). Chaired by Judy Wajcman (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Ethics and Morality of Robotics – The Oxford Union debate (click here for details)
(organized by FLoC 2018)

Past LogicLounges

06/10/2017: Michael Huth (Imperial College London), Janos Makowsky (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology). Moderated by Laura Kovács (TU Wien)
Logic in Computer Science: A Teaching Perspective (click here for details)
(organized by FMCAD2017)

27/07/2017: Fabiana Zollo (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Social Dynamics in the Post-Truth Society: How the Confirmation Bias
is Changing the Public Discourse (click here for details)
(organized by CAV2017)

LogicLounge with Fabiana Zollo.

LogicLounge in Heidelberg,July 2017, organized by CAV 2017.

The hall of the LogicLounge in Heidelberg, with Fabiana Zollo.


22/07/2016: Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University), Dan Falk
Will robots take away your jobs? (click here for details)
In memoriam Helmut Veith (organized by CAV2016)
Photos by Ilina Stoilkowska


Moshe Vardi, Rice University.


Audience, LogicLounge in Toronto.


Discussion with Dan Falk and Moshe Vardi

07/03/2016: Cliff B. Jones (University of Newcastle), Tanja Traxler (Der Standard):
Formal Methods and the Vienna IBM Lab (click here for details and more photos)’
Photos by Nadja Meister

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Georg Weissenbacher introducing the speaker and his IBM Lab colleagues

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W. Pachl, E. Neuhold, V. Kudielka, C. Jones, G. Urschler, G. Chroust

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Cliff B. Jones and Tanja Traxler discussing his work at the IBM Lab

30/06/2015: Dana S. Scott (Carnegie Mellon University), Irene Schreier Scott (Carnegie Mellon University), Tanja Traxler (Der Standard)
Photos by Nadja Meister

(c) Nadja Meister

H. Veith, T. Traxler, D. Scott

(c) Nadja Meister

Dana Scott

(c) Nadja Meister

T. Traxler, D. Scott., I. Scott

27/03/2015: Peter Norvig (Director of Research, Google Inc.), Gerhard Widmer (JKU Linz), Elke Ziegler (Ö1 Radio): How artificial is intelligence?
Photos by Nadja Meister

(c)Nadja Meister

G. Widmer, E. Ziegler, P. Norvig

(c) Nadja Meister

Elke Ziegler, Peter Norvig

(c) Nadja Meister

Gerhard Widmer, Elke Ziegler

Click here to see an overview of the LogicLounges during the Vienna Summer of Logic