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AISB event Bulletin Item

Announcement: TARK 2011: Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge

Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK XIII) Conference
                  Groningen, the Netherlands, 11-15 July 2011

                             First Announcement

* Scope and Mission

The mission of the TARK conferences is to bring together researchers
from a wide variety of fields, including Artificial Intelligence,
Cryptography, Distributed Computing, Economics and Game Theory,
Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, in order to further our
understanding of interdisciplinary issues involving reasoning about
rationality and knowledge.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, semantic models
for knowledge, belief, and uncertainty, bounded rationality and
resource-bounded reasoning, commonsense epistemic reasoning, epistemic
logic, knowledge and action, applications of reasoning about knowledge
and other mental states, belief revision, and foundations of
multi-agent systems.

* Workshops

Two full-day workshops will precede and follow the conference:

``Reasoning about other minds: logical and cognitive perspectives",

``Quantum physics meets TARK".

* Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts: March 10th, 2011
Notification of Authors: April 29th, 2011
Camera Ready Copy of Accepted Papers due: May 20th, 2011
Conference Dates: 11-15 July 2011

* Programme Committee

Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham
Krzysztof R. Apt (PC chair), CWI and University of Amsterdam
Sergei Artemov, CUNY, New York
Hans van Ditmarsch, University of Sevilla
Aviad Heifetz, The Open University of Israel
Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool
Daniel Lehmann, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerome Lang, Universite Paris-Dauphine
Fenrong Liu, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Alessio Lomuscio, Imperial College London
Ron van der Meyden, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Eric Pacuit (tutorials chair), Tilburg University
Andres Perea, Maastricht University
Gabriella Pigozzi, University of Luxembourg
R. Ramanujam, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Sonja Smets, University of Groningen
Moshe Tennenholtz, Technion, Haifa and Microsoft, Herzliya
Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen

* Local Organization

Sonja Smets
Rineke Verbrugge