The LogicLounge as a modern philosophical symposium

Meeting place for friends of logic • Insights in exactly one hour live and in public • Tribute to antique philosophical symposium

The LogicLounge is a meeting place for friends of logic from science and the public. Created during the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014, the largest conference in the history of logic research, LogicLounge features discussions on the “science of reasoning” in the areas of logic, philosophy, mathematics, computer science and artificial intelligence.

Its seven successful instances during the conference (see here) inspired the LogicLounge initiators, Helmut Veith (TU Wien) and Oliver Lehmann (IST Austria), to continue the one-hour discussions with eminent scientists – offering insights into the millennium old discipline of logic, celebrating the antique concept of the philosophical symposium (from Greek συμπίνειν sympinein, “to drink together”).

Upcoming LogicLounge

20/09/2018 in Vienna

Toby Walsh

Twitter: @TobyWalsh

  • Toby Walsh is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales.
  • Professor Walsh is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science and of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, a Humboldt Award winner and recipient of the NSW Premier’s Prize for Excellence in Engineering and ICT.

16/07/2018 in Oxford

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 Corporate VP of Microsoft Research). Chaired by Judy Wajcman (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Oxford Union debate on “Ethics and Morality of Robotics”(click here for details)
(organized by CAV at FLoC 2018)

Past LogicLounges

06/10/2017 in Vienna

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)

Laura Kovács, Anna Prianichnikova, Janos Makowsky, Michael Huth, Georg Weissenbacher.

LogicLounge on Teaching Logic in Computer Science. mmmmmmmmm

Colleagues, Friends, and Family at LogicLounge in memoriam Helmut Veith.

27/07/2017 in Heildelberg

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 in Toronto

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 in Vienna

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 in Vienna

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 in Vienna

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 for the LogicLounges
at the Vienna Summer of Logic 2014