Modern Set Theory: Foundations & Applications
Workshop held at ESSLLI 2011
Ljubljana, Slovenia
1-5 August 2011

Call for Papers.

This workshop is organized and financially supported by the research networking programme INFTY: New frontiers of infinity: mathematical, philosophical, and computational prospects funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF).

Organizers: Mirna Džamonja (University of East Anglia, U.K.) and Benedikt Löwe (Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Tutorial speakers. Gregor Dolinar (Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia), Martin Goldstern (Technische Universität Wien, Austria), and Jean Larson (University of Florida, U.S.A.).

Invited speaker. Grzegorz Plebanek (Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Poland).

Programme Committee. Joan Bagaria (Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia), Mirna Džamonja (University of East Anglia, U.K.), Benedikt Löwe (Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands), and Jouko Väänänen (Helsingin Yliopisto, Finland and Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

The ESF network INFTY aims (among other things) at embedding set theory in the wider scope of modern logic and its applications, as represented at the ESSLLI schools. At the moment, the connections between the set theory community and the Logic, Language and Information (LLI) community are sparse, and yet, plenty of points of (potential) research contact exist; to name but one: the theory of infinite games is a central topic in modern set theory and plays an important role in many subfields of the Logic & Computation area of the LLI community. This workshop is funded and organized by INFTY in order to:

  • Present the lively and active research area of set theory to a broader audience of logicians;
  • Allow junior members of the set-theory community to present their research at an ESSLLI school in order to encourage them to interact with the broader logic community;
  • Offer logic students an overview of the current research trends in set theory.

We cordially invite all set theorists to submit their abstracts via the EasyChair submission page

Abstracts should be at most one page long and can be submitted as "abstract only" or as a PDF file via EasyChair. Research students and junior researchers are particularly encouraged to submit. All workshop participants will have to register for the ESSLLI summer school; speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate.

Important dates.
15 April 2011. Deadline for submission of abstracts.
Shortly after 15 April 2011. Notification of workshop contributors.
1-5 August 2011. Workshop.
Both the workshop Modern Set Theory: Foundations & Applications and the foundational course Ordinals and Cardinals: Basic set-theoretic techniques in logic are generously funded by the European Science Foundation in the research networking programme INFTY.