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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CfP special issue of JANCL on "Formal Models of Norm Change"

ournal of Applied Non-Classical Logic

Special Issue on:



Formal models of norm change have been drawing attention since the
seminal work of Alchourrn and Bulygin on normative systems, and that
of Alchourrn, Grdenfors and Makinson on the logic of theory change.
Research trends in Artificial Intelligence have recently revived this
attention emphasizing the importance of a formal analysis of the type
(s) of dynamics involved in systems of norms, and norm change has
become the topic of a dedicated international workshop: http://

This special issue aims at providing an up to date account of this
recent and lively research area at the interface of logic,
philosophy, computer science and legal theory.

We invite submissions on any topic in the following, not exclusive,

  * Dynamic logic approaches to norm change
  * AGM-like approaches to norm change
  * Deontic logic and the dynamics of informational attitudes
  * Deontic logic and game theory
  * Formal analysis of legal procedures
  * Norm change in legal theory
  * Norm change and multi-agent systems


The papers can be submitted via email to Davide Grossi

The paper must be unpublished and not submitted for publication
elsewhere. Submissions will be refereed according to the usual high
standards of JANCL.

Submissions exceeding 25 pages will require a specific justification
and the agreement of the editors.

The paper must be prepared in LaTeX. Typing instructions and style
files can be obtained:
- in .ZIP format from:
- in TAR.GZ format from:

Any further information about submission can be asked to Davide
Grossi (


Deadline for submissions:               15 June 2010
First referee reports:                  15 August 2010
Submission revision (if necessary):     15 September 2010
Notification:                           30 September 2010
Final version:                          30 October 2010


Jan Broersen, Utrecht University (
Davide Grossi, University of Amsterdam (
Leendert van der Torre, University of Luxembourg

URL of the CFP: