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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: SOCREAL 2010: 2nd Workshop on Philosophy and Ethics of Social Reality

The First Call for Papers

                       SOCREAL 2010

            Second International Workshop on
         Philosophy and Ethics of Social Reality

                    27 - 28 March 2010
            Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

                 Under the Auspices of the
      Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy (CAEP)
      Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University

In the past two decades, a number of logics and game theoretical
analyses have been proposed and combined to model various aspects
of social interaction among agents including individual agents,
organizations, and individuals representing organizations.
The aim of SOCREAL Workshop is to bring together researchers
working on diverse aspects of such interaction in logic, philosophy,
ethics, computer science, cognitive science and related fields
in order to share issues, ideas, techniques, and results.

The first SOCREAL Workshop was held in 9 - 10 March 2007 under
the auspices of GPAE (Graduate Program in Applied Ethics, Graduate
School of Letters, Hokkaido University) sponsored by the Ministry
of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Building upon the success of SOCREAL 2007, its second edition,
SOCREAL 2010, will be held under the auspices of CAEP.

SOCREAL 2010 will consist of lectures by invited speakers and
presentations of submitted papers. Researchers from various fields,
including logic, philosophy, ethics, computer science, cognitive
science are hereby invited to submit an extended abstract (up to
two thousand words) by 1 November 2009 to CAEP (
The abstract should be written in English and sent as an attachment
in pdf format. Each abstract should include a title, names and
contact details of all the authors. It is requisite for at least
one of the author(s) of each accepted paper to attend the workshop
and present the paper. The time for presentation will be 55 minutes
including discussion. The working language of SOCREAL Workshop is

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

 * language (or communication) as part of social reality,
 * speech acts (or communicative acts) as what shape social reality,
 * moral commitments (and conflicts) in social interaction,
 * logic and game theory as tools for studying social reality,
 * (organized) collective agency,
 * Norms and normative systems,
 * social institutional facts and their dynamics.


Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam and Stanford University)
Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University, China)


A printed booklet containing the abstracts of all the accepted papers
will be available at the workshop. On-line proceedings containing
the papers and the presentation slides presented at the workshop will
be made available after the workshop. Selected papers from the workshop
will also be published later in an issue of The Journal of Applied
Ethics and Philosophy after an appropriate period for revision and
another round of peer-review.


A limited number of grants of 20,000 to 50,000 yen will be available
for postgraduate students and non-tenured scholars on a competitive
basis. Priority is given to overseas students and scholars who present
papers at the workshop. Anyone who wishes to apply for the grant
should submit the completed Grant Application Form available at
CAEP web-site at: .


Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 		    1 	November 2009
Notification of Acceptance:        	   	   15 	December 2009
Workshop:             		       27-28 	March 2010


Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam and Stanford University)
Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido University)


Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam and Stanford University)
Jose Carmo (Universidade da Madeira, Portugal)
Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University, China)
Jun Miyoshi (Kanto Gakuin University, Japan)
Yuko Murakami (Tohoku University, Japan)
Yasuo Nakayama (Osaka University, Japan)
Manuel Rebuschi (Nancy University, France)
Allard Tamminga (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands)
Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Berislav Zarnic (University of Split, Croatia)


Nobuo Kurata (Hokkaido University)
Shunzo Majima (Hokkaido University)
Koji Nakatogawa (Hokkaido University)
Yoshihiko Ono (Hokkaido University)
Tomoyuki Yamada (Hokkaido University)


Shunzo Majima (

Further information will be available at CAEP website: