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18-20 May 2012, 8th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication "Games, Game Theory and Game Semantics: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives", Riga, Latvia

Date: 18-20 May 2012
Location: Riga, Latvia
Deadline: 12 February 2012

Fundamental results in the mathematical theory of games were obtained early on in the 20th century by Zermelo, Borel, and von Neumann; after the publication of Theory of Games and Economic Behavior by von Neumann & Morgenstern in 1944, it quickly became of fundamental importance to economic theory, being applied later on to other fields such as biology, while in philosophy David Lewis¹ Convention was an important early application. Games also played a significant role within mathematics, especially in model theory with, e.g., the back-and-forth games, and with the work of Lorenzen in the 1950s and Hintikka in the 1960s, game semantics emerged, again leading to important developments in philosophy, e.g., within epistemic logic. Showing again the extraordinary fruitfulness and interdisciplinary nature of the concept of game, game semantics has become since a paradigm in logic and in computer science where it have been used inter alia to model interactive computation and multi-agents systems, as well as in linguistics and argumentation theory. The consequences on philosophy of these numerous developments need to be explored.

In an interdisciplinary spirit, this conference will bring together a number of key contributors to and welcomes papers on the concept of games, game theory and game semantics, with applications in economics, logic, computer science, linguistics, argumentation theory, and philosophy.

For more information, see http://cognition.lu.lv/symp/8-call.html.

A limited number of papers will be selected for presentation at the symposium and considered for inclusion in the proceedings in the Baltic International Yearbook. Submitted papers should be prepared for blind review. Deadline for submission is 12 February 2012.

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