CFP (UPDATED DEADLINE): Semantics and Philosophy in Europe 12/Ontology as Structured by the Interfaces with Semantics 3

Submission deadline: June 7, 2023

Conference date(s):
October 11, 2023 - October 13, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Université Côte d'Azur
Nice, France

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The Université Côte d’Azur is pleased to announce the joint colloquium consisting of the 12th Semantics and Philosophy in Europe Colloquium (SPE12) and the 3rd Ontology As Structured by the Interface with Semantics (OASIS), taking place on 1113 October 2023.


 The purpose of the Semantics and Philosophy in Europe (SPE) colloquia is to provide a forum

for presenting research in the interface between linguistic semantics and various areas of philosophy (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind/cognition, metaphysics, and philosophy of mathematics)


The OASIS conference series aims to promote conversation and cross-fertilization across different disciplines that interface with semantics, using ontological questions as shared reference points. The broad questions in the background are these:

1.     What basic ontological building blocks do we use to talk and think about the world?

2.     How do these buildings blocks get combined?

3.     How do grammatical and cognitive phenomena motivate the answers to the first two questions?

For more information, see the OASIS credo

We invite abstract submissions for 40-minute talks (30 min + 10min discussion) on the topic of either the general session or one of the three special sessions (see: Special Session “Complement Clauses”, Special Session “Identity”, Special Session “Intentions”). All sessions are shared between SPE and OASIS. Abstracts should contain original research that, at the time of submission, has neither been published nor accepted for publication. One person can submit at most one abstract as sole author and one abstract as co-author (or two co-authored abstracts). Authors may submit abstracts to several special sessions. 

For the general session, we invite any contribution on topics at the interface of linguistics and philosophy, such as the formal ontology of natural language and philosophically relevant semantic phenomena of any sort, as well as philosophically relevant aspects of syntactic structure and the syntax-semantics interface.

Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, 2 pages (A4), in a font size no less than Times New Roman 12pt. Please submit abstracts no later than 31 May 2023, indicating whether it is for the general session, or for one of the special sessions.


General session:

  • James Miller
  • Gary Ostertag

  Special Session "Complement Clauses":

  • Wataru Uegaki

Special Session "Identity":

  • Andrea Moro
  • Josef Perner
  • Isabelle Roy

  Special Session "Intentions":

  • Julie Goncharov
  • Joshua Shepherd


Abstract Submission (Deadline):                               31 May 2023

Notification of Acceptance:                                        30 June 2023

Conference:                                                                  11-13 October 2023


-       OASIS:

Abstracts should be submitted via SciencesConf via the SPE website (

For any inquiries, please contact: 

-       [email protected]

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