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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

CFP: special issue of JANCL: Formal Models of Norm Change


Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logic
Final call for papers (deadline extended)
Special Issue on:

Formal models of norm change have been drawing attention since the seminal workof Alchourrn and Bulygin on normative systems, and that of Alchourrn,Grdenfors and Makinson on the logic of theory change. Research trends inArtificial Intelligence have recently revived this attention emphasizing theimportance of a formal analysis of the type(s) of dynamics involved in systemsof norms, and norm change has become the topic of a dedicated internationalworkshop: http://www.cs.uu.nl/events/normchange2/index.html

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

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

* 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 (d.grossi@uva.nl).

The paper must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.Submissions will be refereed according to the usual high standards of JANCL.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

The paper must be prepared in LaTeX. Typing instructions and style files can beobtained:

- in .ZIP format from:http://www.irit.fr/JANCL/Styles/Latex/Jancl_style_V2.1.6.zip

- in TAR.GZ format from:http://www.irit.fr/JANCL/Styles/Latex/Jancl_style_V2.1.6.tar.gz

Any further information about submission can be asked to Davide Grossi(d.grossi@uva.nl).



Deadline for submissions:               30 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 (broersen@cs.uu.nl)

Davide Grossi, University of Amsterdam (d.grossi@uva.nl)

Leendert van der Torre, University of Luxembourg (leon.vandertorre@uni.lu)

URL of the CFP:http://staff.science.uva.nl/~grossi/SpecialIssue/NormChangeJANCL