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20-21 October 2015, Tsinghua Logic Colloquium on Information Flow in a Social World, Rm 324, Main Building, Tsinghua University

Date: 20-21 October 2015
Location: Rm 324, Main Building, Tsinghua University

The workshop will bring together the scholars who are either involved in the joint project “The Logical Dynamics of Information Exchange in Social Networks” (funded by the KNAW), or whose research is closely related to it. We aim to create a platform for researchers to exchange ideas and strengthen further collaboration.

With the KNAW project, the main research problem we want to investigate is the understanding of information flow and group belief dynamics in social networks. We intend to: (1) develop formal models and logics for the study of social-informational dynamics, (2) develop appropriate software for the computational analysis of this dynamics, (3) extract practical lessons about the opportunities and dangers posed by social networks, and (4) use these results as a source of philosophical reflection on the nature of social knowledge and the epistemological significance of corporate agents. The proposed methodology is to use extensions of Dynamic Epistemic Logic, in combination with probabilistic methods.

For more information, see http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?p=676

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