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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on '60 years of Deontic Logic'

Special issue of Journal of Logic and Computation, corner on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems

With his seminal paper ``deontic logic'' published in Mind in 1951, Von Wright launched the area 
of deontic logic. It is the field of logic that is concerned with obligation, permission, and 
related concepts.

We invite papers concerned with the logical study of normative reasoning, including formal systems
of deontic logic, defeasible normative reasoning, the logic of action, and other related areas of
logic, and the formal analysis of normative concepts and normative systems.

We also invite applications of deontic logic and normative systems to, for example, the formal 
specification of aspects of norm-governed multi-agent systems and autonomous agents, including 
the representation of rights, authorisation, delegation, power, responsibility and liability, 
the formal specification of normative systems for the management of bureaucratic processes in 
public or private administration, applications of normative logic to the specification of database
integrity constraints, security and privacy, and normative aspects of protocols for communication, 
negotiation and multi-agent decision making.

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit an original, previously unpublished, research paper pertaining to 
any of the above mentioned topics. The paper should follow the specifications of the journal as 

The paper must be submitted via the Easychair system, not sent directly to the

Each submitted paper will be carefully peer-reviewed based on originality, significance, technical 
soundness, and clarity of exposition and relevance for the journal.

Corner editors, and editors of the special issue ===============

Guido Governatori, NICTA, Queensland Research Laboratory

John Horty, University of Maryland

Ron van der Meyden, University of New South Wales

Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg