KNAW Academy Colloquium

New perspectives on Games and Interaction

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

February 5-7, 2007

List of Speakers and Commentators

Preliminary Schedule

Call for Abstracts

Local Information


Associated KNAW Master Class

Aims and Scope of the Colloquium. Traditionally, logic and linguistics have been studied from a static and non-interactive point of view emphasizing the structure of proofs and meanings. In computer science, dynamic processing of information has always played a major role, but from a non-interactive machine perspective. More recently, the dynamic and interactive aspects of logical reasoning, communication, and information processing have been much more central in the three above mentioned disciplines. It is the interplay of many actors with goals and preferences, whether human or computational, which underlies their core tasks.

To account for these interactive aspects, the notion of a 'game' as a mathematical model of strategic interaction between players with their own preferences on the possible outcomes has proved to be important in all those disciplines. The purpose of this colloquium is to encourage these incipient interactions between the various disciplines thinking about games and interaction, and clarify their common concerns and potential for fruitful collaboration.

The colloquium will focus on Information flow and reasoning in interaction; Complexity and computation of interaction; Evolution of stability through interaction, and consist of fifteen invited talks by international speakers that cover various aspects of games in logic, computer science, economics, and linguistics. Each talk will be followed by a commentary and discussion.

On February 8, the Colloquium will be followed by an associated KNAW Master Class on the same topic.

The Colloquium is closely linked to the NIAS Nucleus "Games, Action and Social Software" coordinated by Jan van Eijck and Rineke Verbrugge.

Organizers: Krzysztof Apt, Johan van Benthem, Benedikt Lwe, Robert van Rooij.
Contact e-mail: R.A.M.vanRooij (at)

Last changed: January 17th, 2007