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5-9 August 2007, Workshop Logic, Rationality and Interaction

Date: 5-9 August 2007
Deadline: 15 April 2007

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.

For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LORI/

Researchers in these areas are invited to submit a paper to this workshop. Submission deadline is April 15th, 2007.

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