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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Games, Game Theory and Game Semantics, 18-20 May 2012, Riga, LATVIA


INVITED ORGANIZERS: Mathieu Marion (UQAM) and Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen


Samson Abramsky (Oxford)
Alexandru Baltag (Amsterdam)
Robin Clark (Pennsylvania)
Boudewijn de Bruin (Groningen)
Jaakko Hintikka (Boston)
Giorgi Japaridze (Villanova)
Alain Lecomte (Paris)
Shahid Rahman (Lille)
Helge Rckert (Mannheim)
Gabriel Sandu (Helsinki)
John Woods (British Columbia)

Fundamental results in the mathematical theory of games were obtained early on in the 20th century 
by Zermelo, Borel, and von Neumann; after the publication of Theory of Games and Economic Behavior 
by von Neumann & Morgenstern in 1944, it quickly became of fundamental importance to economic 
theory, being applied later on to other fields such as biology, while in philosophy David Lewis 
Convention was an important early application. Games also played a significant role within 
mathematics, especially in model theory with, e.g., the back-and-forth games, and with the work 
of Lorenzen in the 1950s and Hintikka in the 1960s, game semantics emerged, again leading to 
important developments in philosophy, e.g., within epistemic logic. Showing again the extraordinary
fruitfulness and interdisciplinary nature of the concept of game, game semantics has become since a 
paradigm in logic and in computer science where it have been used inter alia to model interactive 
computation and multi-agents systems, as well as in linguistics and argumentation theory. The 
consequences on philosophy of these numerous developments need to be explored. In an 
interdisciplinary spirit, this conference will bring together a number of key contributors to and 
welcomes papers on the concept of games, game theory and game semantics, with applications in 
economics, logic, computer science, linguistics, argumentation theory, and philosophy.

The symposium is co-hosted by the Center for Cognitive Sciences and Semantics  
 of the University of Latvia and the 
Department of Philosophy  at McMaster University.

Call for Submitted papers:

A limited number of papers will be selected for presentation at the symposium and considered for 
inclusion in the proceedings in the Baltic International Yearbook 
  of Cognition, Logic and Communication.

Time allowed for presentations is 40 minutes including discussion. Submitted papers should have a 
maximum of 3000 words and should be accompanied by a 200 words abstract.

All submitted papers should be PREPARED FOR BLIND REVIEW, and should be sent electronically to: 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 12 FEBRUARY 2012. Authors will be notified in LATE FEBRUARY 2012.

Symposium proposal:

In addition to individual papers, the scientific committee will be considering proposals for 
symposia. Time allowed for symposia is 2 hours (including discussion). Symposia should include a 
minimum of three and a maximum of four contributions. Submissions should be clearly identified as 
Symposium proposal and include:

1)    The title of the symposium
2)    A brief description of the topic and its relevance to the conference
(200 words)
3)    The name, affiliation and academic status (student, lecturer,
assistant professor, etc.) of each participant
4)    The title of each contribution as well as an extended 500-1000 word
5)    The name, affiliation and academic status of the person who will be
chairing the symposium

Symposium proposals should be sent electronically to: 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 12 FEBRUARY 2012. Authors will be notified in LATE FEBRUARY 2012.

Sponsors and partners:

The University of Latvia  McMaster University 

Sandra Lapointe
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
McMaster University
University Hall 310A
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1
Tel: 905-525-9140, ext. 24312
Fax: 905-577-0385