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11 July 2011, Reasoning about other minds: Logical and cognitive perspectives, Groningen, the Netherlands

Date: Monday 11 July 2011
Location: Groningen, the Netherlands
Deadline: 4 May 2011

This workshop aims to shed light on models of social reasoning that take into account realistic resource bounds. People reason about other people's mental states in order to understand and predict the others' behavior. This capability to reason about others' knowledge, beliefs and intentions is often referred to as 'theory of mind'. Idealized rational agents are capable of recursion in their social reasoning, and can reason about phenomena like common knowledge. Such idealized social reasoning has been modeled by modal logics such as epistemic logic and BDI (belief, goal, intention) logics and by epistemic game theory. However, in real-world situations, many people seem to lose track of such recursive social reasoning after only a few levels.

The workshop provides a forum for researchers that attempt to analyze, understand and model how resource-bounded agents reason about other minds.

For more information, see http://www.ai.rug.nl/conf/reasoningminds/

The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Please send your submission by Wednesday May 4, 2011.

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