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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS; Games, Interaction, Reasoning, Learning and Semantics, 24-26 Apr 2014, Lund, SWEDEN

GIRLS 2014 - Sponsored by the Lund Research Group on Information and Information Quality (LU-IQ)*

The 3rd Lund Conference on *Games, Interaction, Reasoning, Learning and 
Semantics* (G.I.R.L.S.14@LUND) welcomes submissions from researchers in 
philosophy, cognitive science, economics & linguistics, using agent based 
models with bounded rationality, models of evolutionary dynamics, and 
other naturalistic approaches. The primary conference aims are to foster 
cooperation between these groups and help establish common ground.

  G.I.R.L.S. 14@LUND will be themed around *Evolution and Cooperation*. 
We welcome submissions that bear upon one or several of the following 

    - Models of social learning and cooperative learning.
    - Models of signaling, cooperation, and reciprocal altruism (in both
    human and non-human animals).
    - Empirical results on human and non-human cooperation, learning and
    - Applications of agent-based models of cultural evolution.
    - Theoretical foundations of multi-agent models with bounded rationality.
    -  Algorithmic, evolutionary game-theoretic, and algorithmic
    game-theoretic models of strategic agents in cooperative setting.
    - Empirical results concerning agent strategies in game-like settings.

*Submission format*

An *anonymous short abstract of 250-500 words* (exclusive bibliography) to
be submitted through our EasyChair account (link below) on *January 31st,
2014*, prepared for anonymous peer-review. Authors will be notified of
decision  by *March 15th, 2014* at the latest.

Abstracts can be submitted to be considered as a *talk *or as a *poster*.
Abstracts which are not offered a talk will automatically be considered for
a poster slot.

To accommodate the varying publishing conventions in disciplines among 
authors submitting to G.I.R.L.S., authors will have the option to provide 
either an *extended abstract* (2-to-4 pages, including bibliography) or a 
*short paper* (6-to-8 pages, exclusive bibliography) for inclusion in the 
electronic proceedings of the conference no later than *April, 10th, 

Short abstracts should include the following information:

    - For *theoretical papers*: Clearly state the main result, indicate the
    method & assumptions.
    - For *empirical papers*: Briefly state the method & results, and
    indicate their significance.
    - For *simulation-based papers*: Briefly describe simulation
    environment, boundary conditions & assumptions; state the main results &
    their significance.

*Important datesJanuary 31st, 2014:* Submission deadline (250-500 words
abstract) on
*March 15th, 2014:* Notification to authors.
*April 10th, 2014: *Submission of extended abstracts or short papers.