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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge, Jan 7-9, 2013, Chennai, INDIA

TARK 2013 at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India

About the Conference

The mission of the TARK conferences is to bring together researchers from a wide variety of fields,
including Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Distributed Computing, Economics and Game Theory, 
Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology, in order to further our understanding of interdisciplinary
issues involving reasoning about rationality and knowledge. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to, semantic models for knowledge, belief, awareness and uncertainty, bounded rationality 
and resource-bounded reasoning, commonsense epistemic reasoning, epistemic logic, epistemic game 
theory, knowledge and action, applications of reasoning about knowledge and other mental states, 
belief revision, and foundations of multi-agent systems.

Invited Speakers
Pierpaolo Battigalli, Bocconi University Lin Fangzhen, Hong Kong University of Science and 
Technology Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen

Submissions are now invited to TARK 2013. Extended Abstracts can be submitted here:

Strong preference will be given to papers whose topic is of interest to an interdisciplinary 
audience, and papers should be accessible to such an audience. Papers will be held to the usual 
high standards of research publications. In particular, they should 1) contain enough information 
to enable the program committee to identify the main contribution of the work; 2) explain the 
significance of the work -- its novelty and its practical or theoretical implications; and 3) 
include comparisons with and references to relevant literature.

Abstracts should be no longer than ten double-spaced pages (4,000 words). Optional technical 
details such as proofs may be included in an appendix. An email address of the contact author 
should be included. Papers arriving late or departing significantly from these guidelines risk 
immediate rejection.  One author of each accepted paper will be expected to present the paper 
at the conference.

Economists should be aware that special arrangements have been made with certain economics 
journals (in particular, with International Journal of Game Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, 
Journal of Economic Theory, and Mathematical Social Sciences, so that publication of an extended 
abstract in TARK will not prejudice publication of a full journal version.

TARK 2013 will precede the Indian Conference on Logics and Applications (ICLA) held from January 
10 - 12, 2013, also at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, India.

TARK 2013 is the 14th conference of the TARK conference series.
Previous conferences have been held bi-annually around the world. The most recent conference was 
held 2011 at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, see The 
proceedings of all previous TARK conferences can be accessed here

TARK 2013 is the first TARK conference to be held in India. It is also the first TARK conference 
to be held in January.

Key Dates for TARK 2013
Submission of abstracts: September 3, 2012 
Notification of authors: October 29, 2012 
Camera ready copy of accepted papers: November 30, 2012
Conference: January 7 - 9, 2013, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India

Program Committee
Samson Abramsky, Oxford University
Thomas Agotnes, Universitetet i Bergen
Hans van Ditmarsch, Universidad de Sevilla Amanda Friedenberg, Arizona State University Aviad 
Heifetz, The Open University of Israel Jerome Lang, CNRS and Universit Paris-Dauphine Fenrong 
Liu, Tsinghua University Larry Moss, Indiana University, Bloomington Antonio Penta, University 
of Wisconsin-Madison Andres Perea, Maastricht University Ramaswamy Ramanujam, Institute for 
Mathematical Sciences, Chennai Olivier Roy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen Burkhard C. 
Schipper, University of California, Davis Marciano Siniscalchi, Northwestern University Giacomo 
Sillari, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa Nobuyuki Suzuki,Shizuoka University Jonathan Zvesper, London

Local Organizing Committee
Sujata Ghosh, Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai Kamal Lodaya, Institute of Mathematical 
Sciences, Chennai R. Ramanujam, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai S. P. Suresh, 
Chennai Mathematical Institute

Program Chair
Burkhard C. Schipper
University of California, Davis
Department of Economics
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616, USA
Email: bcschipper-at-ucdavis-dot-edu

Local Organizing Chair
R. Ramanujam
Institute for Mathematical Sciences
CIT Campus, Taramani
Chennai 600 113, India.
Email: tark2013org at gmail dot com

Chair of the TARK Conference Series
Joe Halpern
Cornell University
Computer Science Department