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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Non-classical Modal and Predicate Logics , 5-9 December 2011, CHINA


Guangzhou (Canton), China

Modalities and predicates have since ancient time been central notions of logic.  In the 20th 
century, various systems of non-classical logics have emerged, with applications in many 
disciplines like Computer Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, and Philosophy.  This gave rise to 
the questions of non-classical treatment of quantification and modalities and their accommodation 
in these non-classical logics.  In response, various modal and predicate variants of non-classical 
logics have been introduced and studied in the past decades.

Although there are many good conferences on (mainly propositional) non-classical logics, this 
conference is one solely dedictated to modal and predicate non-classical logics. The aim of the 
conference is to bring together researchers from various branches of non-classical logics, not 
only to present recent advances in their particular fields, but also to identify common problems 
and methods and foster the exchange of ideas between researchers from separate fields.

Topics of interest:

* The study of first- or higher-order variants of non-classical
  logics, including, but not limited to:
  - Predicate intuitionistic and superintuitionistic logics
  - Predicate modal logics
  - Predicate substructural logics
  - Predicate many-valued and partial logics
  - Predicate paraconsistent logics
  - Predicate non-monotonic logics, etc.

* Non-classical theories of quantification over classical logic,
  such as:
  - Free logics
  - Branching quantifiers and IF-logic
  - Generalized quantifiers

* Extensions by modalities of (propositional or predicate)
  non-classical logics, including:
  - Modal extensions of (super)intuitionistic, substructural,
    many-valued, paraconsistent, non-monotonic, etc., logics
  - Co-algebraic treatment of modalities

We accept both purely theoretical works on the above logics coming from all branches of 
mathematical logic (proof-theory, model theory, game theory, computational complexity, etc.), 
as well as their application in the foundation of mathematics (non-classical mathematics), 
computer science, linguistics, philosophy, etc.

Strong papers on propositional logics can also be accepted, provided they relate to the themes in 
the main scope of the conference (e.g., the study of completions in algebraic semantics, 
propositional quantification, etc.).

Full versions of selected papers will be published in a special issue of an international 
peer-reviewed journal (to be specified).

== Invited speakers ==

Gabriel Sandu
Hiroakira Ono
Mingsheng Ying
Rob Goldblatt
Valentin Shehtman
Xuefeng Wen

== Conference chairs ==

Shier Ju
Petr Cintula

== Program committee ==

Steve Awodey
Libor Behounek
Itala M.L. D'Ottaviano
Rosalie Iemhoff
Hu Liu
Michael Rathjen
Greg Restall
Yde Venema

== Organizing committee ==

Yuping Shen (chair)

== Contacts ==

Web:   http://logic.sysu.edu.cn/ncmpl2011
Email: ncmpl2011@easychair.org

== Conference fee ==

Foreign participants:   150 EUR
Chinese participants:  1000 RMB
Chinese students:       200 RMB

The conference fee covers accommodation and all meals during the conference, coffee breaks, social 
program, and conference materials.

== Submissions ==

Extended abstracts of 3-5 pages should be submitted via the EasyChair web interface, see 

== Important dates ==

Deadline for abstracts:          1 September 2011
Notification of acceptance:     20 September 2011
Conference:                     5-9 December 2011

Shier Ju and Petr Cintula
Conference chairs