Sujet de these: Open PhD position (Luxembourg/Lens), Dynamics of Argumentation

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Feb 26 17:39:31 UTC 2010

Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:47:26 +0100
From: Richard Booth <richard.booth at>
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Apologies for multiple postings

The University of Luxembourg is inviting applications for a 2+2-year PhD
position in Computer Science (ref. number F1-070088).

The position is embedded in a project "Dynamics of Argumentation",
which is a common project between the Individual and Collective
Reasoning (ICR) group at the Computer Science and Communication
Research Unit (CSC) in Luxembourg (Responsible: Leon van der Torre)
and the Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens (CRIL) at the
Université d'Artois, in Lens, France (Responsible: Souhila Kaci). The
position is foreseen as a co-tutuelle position, that is the student
will receive a degree from both universities.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on abstract
argumentation theory and belief dynamics.


* A 2+2-year PhD position in Computer Science
* Work in cooperation with 2 first class and highly active
  research groups (ICR and CRIL) in a friendly working environment;
* Salary: 2300 Euros/month (gross)
* Starting date: as soon as possible.


* Candidates must hold a master degree in computer science or related
* The ideal candidate should have a strong background in logic-based
  approaches to artificial intelligence, e.g., in knowledge
  representation, reasoning about uncertainty, or reasoning about
* Candidates should be proficient in mathematical reasoning and be
  capable of working with abstract concepts.
* Candidates should possess good oral and written English skills.

Applications should include an introduction letter indicating the
motivation, a detailed CV including copies of the MSc diploma and
information about the grades, and the names and contact details of two
referees. We accept only electronic submissions, which should be sent
to Richard Booth (richard.booth at and Leon van der Torre
(leon.vandertorre at, quoting the reference number for this
position F1-070088. The deadline for applications is **April 15,

More information can be obtained from Richard Booth
(richard.booth at

University of Luxembourg homepage:
ICR homepage: http://
CRIL homepage:

The University of Luxembourg, which was founded in 2003, is a research
university at the heart of Europe. The Computer Science and
Communication Research (CSC) research unit, which belongs to the
Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication and counts around 150
people, is located in the city of Luxembourg, next to the European

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