Jan Broersen
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Things I (co-)organize(d), initiated, or am / was otherwise involved in:

The NASSLLI'14 course Logics of Agency in College Park, USA

Workshop Norms, Actions and Games, King's College, London, UK

The ESSLLI'13 course Logics of (Artificial) Agency in Düsseldorf, Germany

The 12th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty (ECSQARU 2013), Utrecht, The Netherlands

Eleventh Conference on Deontic Logic in Computer Science (DEON '12) in Bergen, Norway.

The Utrecht participation in the Seminar and working sessions on Logic and Interactive RAtionality (LIRA)

The ESSLLI'11 course An Advanced Treatment of Five Problems of Deontic Logic and Normative Reasoning in Computer Science, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The ESSLLI'10 course Ten Problems of Deontic Logic and Normative Reasoning in Computer Science, Copenhagen, Denmark

Workshop on Formal Models of Norm Change 2, Januari 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, (KRAMAS '08), september 2008, Sydney, Australia

First workshop on Formal Models of Norm Change, november 2007, Luxembourg.

Symposium on Artificial Normative Systems, september 18th, 2007, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The ESSLLI'07 course Logics for Agency and Multi-agent Systems, Dublin, Ireland

Ninth workshop on Deontic Logic in Computer Science (DEON '06), Utrecht, The Netherlands

Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS '05), Utrecht, The Netherlands

The ISIS colloquia

Must-reads:

Snowden did a good job, but now it is time for him to leave Russia.

Good news (in Dutch), about Dutch organisations for scientific research no longer only looking at the number of published papers as a measure for scientific quality.

The future of science is at stake.

The NSA builds a quantum computer in order to crack encryption keys.

Hackers now sell full access to a 300.000 Euro bank account for 300 Euro
, says the BBC. The factor 1000 between the two must be the value of all the institutions (law enforcement, governmental supervision, juridical embedding, etc.) involved in traditional banking. Bad news for bitcoin.

Peter Higgs says: "Today I wouldn't get an academic job. It's as simple as that. I don't think I would be regarded as productive enough." Without Higgs we would not have had the Higgs boson blues.

A truly brilliant case of "social software engineering": bitcoin. However, the (informal) proof of incentive compatibility of the mining protocol seems to presuppose honesty of the miners, which would mean it is circular.

The NSA backdoors in our encryption mechanisms

Predatory open access publishers


For those interested in my extra-academic life:

A public picture gallery, and another one, with pictures of my wedding, speed-skating, etc.

Speed skating with colleagues, March 2008 (thanks to Henry for organizing and for the pictures)

I participate in the band Nachtpost:

The Nachtpost website (with our music, reviews, pictures, videos, performance dates and more)

Nachtpost emerged from Nanacht

Two columns I wrote for Writers Block Magazine about Dutch elections:

Column about the 2002 elections (in Dutch)

Column about the 2003 elections (in Dutch)

Family and Friends:

For "cursussen Nederlandse spelling, grammatica en correspondentie" visit my wife's website

For "tulpen, lelies, zantedesias, etc" visit my brother's website

For "computers, programmatuur, programmeerklussen, etc." visit my sister's boyfriend's website

For "tolk- en vertaalwerk Russisch-Nederlands" visit my wife's brother's website.