8th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic and Communication
GAMES, GAME THEORY AND GAME SEMANTICS: PHILOSOPHICAL AND SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES
18-20 May 2012,
University of Latvia,
- Prof. Mathieu Marion (UQAM, Canada) and
- Prof. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
INVITED SPEAKERS include:
- Prof. Samson Abramsky, FRS (University of Oxford, UK)
- Dr. Alexandru Baltag (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Prof. Robin Clark (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
- Prof. Boudewijn de Bruin (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
- Prof. Jaakko Hintikka (Boston University, USA)
- Prof. Giorgi Japaridze (Villanova University, USA)
- Prof. Alain Lecomte (Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France)
- Prof. Shahid Rahman (Université Lille 3, France)
- Dr. Helge Rückert (University of Mannheim, Germany)
- Prof. Gabriel Sandu (University of Helsinki, Finland)
- Prof. John Woods (University of British Columbia, Canada)
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 von Neumann and Morgenstern’s Theory of Games and Economic Behavior in1944, it quickly became of fundamental importance to economic theory, being applied later on to other fields such as biology, while in philosophy David Lewis’ 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, including its interaction with epistemic logic, among others. 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.
The symposium is co-hosted by the Center for Cognitive Sciences and Semantics of the University of Latvia and the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University.
Call for Submitted papers:
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 of Cognition, Logic and Communication.
Time allowed for presentations is 40 minutes including discussion.
Submitted papers should have a maximum of 3000 words and should be accompanied by a 200 words abstract.
All submitted papers should be PREPARED FOR BLIND REVIEW, and should be sent electronically to:
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 12 FEBRUARY 2012.
Authors will be notified in LATE FEBRUARY 2012.
In addition to individual papers, the scientific committee will be considering proposals for symposia. Time allowed for symposia is 2 hours (including discussion). Symposia should include a minimum of three and a maximum of four contributions. Submissions should be clearly identified as “Symposium proposal” and include:
1) The title of the symposium
2) A brief description of the topic and its relevance to the
conference (200 words)
3) The name, affiliation and academic status (student, lecturer,
assistant professor, etc.) of each participant
4) The title of each contribution as well as an extended 500-1000
5) The name, affiliation and academic status of the person who will
be chairing the symposium
Symposium proposals should be sent electronically to:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 15 JANUARY 2012. Authors will be notified in FEBRUARY 2012.
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