20.525 events: Logic, Rationality and Interaction; Free Access to History

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 12:00:34 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 525.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Carlos Areces <areces_at_loria.fr> (46)
         Subject: CFP: Workshop Logic, Rationality and Interaction,
                 Beijing, China

   [2] From: "Mathijsen-Verkooijen, M.T.C." <M.T.C.Mathijsen- (17)
         Subject: Free Access to History

         Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:40:17 +0000
         From: Carlos Areces <areces_at_loria.fr>
         Subject: CFP: Workshop Logic, Rationality and Interaction,
Beijing, China


Workshop Logic, Rationality and Interaction, 5-9 August, 2007.
URL: http://www.illc.uva.nl/LORI
Beijing, China.

*About the Workshop*

In the past decade it has become increasingly clear that studying
information, first and foremost, means studying information exchange.
This acknowledgement of the inherently social character of
information shows up at many places in modern logical theories. More
generally, information exchange is a form of interaction where agents
act together in strategic ways. This new perspective has led to
contacts between logic and game theory, bringing a new set of
disciplines into the scope of logic: viz., economics, and the social
sciences. New interfaces are arising, such as epistemic studies of
rational behavior in games. Another interesting development in this
area is the rise of the notion of 'social software', the idea of
using computational techniques for analyzing patterns of social
behavior. And finally, interaction is also crucial to intelligent
behavior in the field of natural language. Here pragmatics, the study
of the actual use of language between different agents, has become
the primary focus of research. Notions from game theory, in
particular evolutionary games, are being used to-day to answer all
kinds of pragmatic issues, for instance, how linguistic conventions
can arise. This workshop aims to bring together researchers working
on these and related topics in logic, philosophy, computer science,
and related areas in order to arrive at an integrated perspective on
knowledge acquisition, information exchange, and rational action.

*Call for papers*

Researchers from various fields, including artificial intelligence, game
theory, linguistics, logic, philosophy, and cognitive science are
invited to submit a paper to this workshop which aims to arrive at an
interdisciplinary perspective on knowledge acquisition, information
exchange, and rational action. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to

      a. semantic models for knowledge, for belief, and for uncertainty
      b. dynamic logics of knowledge, information flow, and action
      c. logical analysis of the structure of games
      d. belief revision, belief merging
      e. logics for preferences and utilities
      f. logics of probability and uncertainty

All researchers in the area are invited to submit a paper of 12 pages.
Each paper should include a title, the names and contact details of all
authors, and a short abstract of 100-300 words. Talks will be 45 minutes
long, including 10 - 15 minutes for discussion. The detailed submission
procedure will be specified soon. A selection of the accepted papers
will be published in a special issue of 'Knowledge, Rationality and Action'.


         Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:43:01 +0000
         From: "Mathijsen-Verkooijen, M.T.C."
         Subject: Free Access to History


An international conference, 17-19 January 2008, University of Amsterdam

The conference is organized by the
Huizinga-Instituut (Dutch National research
Institute for Cultural History),
www.hum.uva.nl/~huizinga and by the research
group The Construction of the Literary Past,
Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.

On behalf of the research group:

-- Marita Mathijsen-Verkooijen (Chair of Modern Dutch Literature)

-- Joep Leerssen (Chair of Modern European Literature)

-- Lotte Jensen (postdoctoral researcher)

Proposals can be submitted until 1 June 2007 to
Dr Lotte Jensen, L.E.Jensen_at_uva.nl,

Dept. of Dutch Literature, Universiteit van
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, Netherlands
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