Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

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1-2 April 2014, Norms, Actions, Games (NAG 2014), London, U.K.

Date: 1-2 April 2014
Location: London, U.K.
Deadline: 30 January 2014

In strategic interaction, where multiple agents pursue personal objectives, conflict is bound to arise, as the actions of the individual agents have an effect on the welfare of the others. In such situations the need arises for the explicit regulation of individual and collective behaviour which has traditionally followed two alternative approaches, well-known in the economics literature: the spontaneous order approach, which studies how norms result from endogenous agreements among rational individuals, and the mechanism design approach, which studies how norms are exogenously designed in order to reach desirable properties.

The present workshop is motivated by the conviction that the two paradigms to understand norms in strategic interaction are by no means incompatible and can be effectively used together for regulative purposes. The aim of the symposium is to gather researchers looking at norms in strategic interaction from different perspectives, i.e. philosophy, computer science, game theory, logic, fostering discussion and interdisciplinary collaboration. Researchers will be given the opportunity of presenting their work in a stimulating environment, without novelty constraints on their contribution.

For more information please have a look at the workshop website http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~pturrini/NAG/

We welcome contributions on the conference topics from all relevant disciplines, with special emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches. The deadline for submission is January 30, 2014, and we will accept short papers/extended abstract (max 3000 words).

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