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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Information Dynamics in Artificial Societies,18-22 Aug 2014, Tuebingen, GERMANY


Workshop goal

Describing intelligent agents with the help of cognitive and social 
notions is now well established in the domain of artificial intelligence. 
In the recent years, concepts such as trust, reputation, delegation, 
commitment and convention have been proposed in order to describe how 
artificial agents interact in an artificial society or in a virtual 
organization. This workshop aimed at discussing formal theories and logics 
of information dynamics?including formal theories and logics of belief and 
preference change, learning theory, social choice theory and judgement 
aggregation?in order to better understand:

- how information circulates in an artificial society by direct 
interaction, communication, signaling, etc.;

- how it influences the individual cognitive attitudes (e.g., beliefs, 
preferences, trust) and the collective attitudes (e.g., mutual 
expectations and beliefs).

The workshop is an event of ESSLLI-14 and will take place on August 18-22 
2014, Tubingen, Germany. For more details about ESSLLI:

Call for submissions

This workshop aims at discussing formal theories and logics of information 
dynamics, including formal theories and logics of belief and preference 
change, learning theory, social choice theory and judgement aggregation. 
Its scope includes not only the technical aspects of logics, but also 
multidisciplinary aspects from social sciences (economics, social 
psychology and sociology), social epistemology and linguistics. By 
focusing on the foundational issues of information dynamics, the workshop 
will provide a better understanding of key issues such as: are the belief 
change techniques relevant for modelling cognitive state dynamics? What is 
the role of communication in trust's breakdown and repair? How information 
propagates in a social network or in a multi-agent system? Are existing 
formal theories of belief change and existing formal theories of learning 
relevant for modelling the dynamics of conventions?

Topics of interest include:

- Belief change
- Formal theories of lying and deception
- Social choice theory
- Judgement aggregation
- Reasoning about action and change
- Theories of signalling
- Theories of conventions
- Learning theory
- Epistemic game theory
- Speech act theory
- Dynamic epistemic logic (DEL)
- Logics of agency
- Preference dynamics
- Theories of delegation
- Social network theory

As shown by the previous topics, the workshop has an multidisciplinary 
nature, it covers not only research in AI but also research in economics, 
philosophy of interaction, sociology, social psychology and linguistics. 
It reflects the aim of ESSLLI to foster interdisciplinary discussion.

Program Committee
*Workshop chairs*

Emiliano Lorini    IRIT - Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Laurent Perrussel    IRIT - Univ. de Toulouse (France)

*PC members*

Thomas Agotnes (Uni. of Bergen - Norway)
Guillaume Aucher (IRISA - Uni. of Rennes - France)
Jan Broersen (Utrecht Uni. - The Netherlands)
Robert Demolombe (IRIT - Uni. of Toulouse - France)
Rino Falcone (ISTC - Roma - Italy)
Nina Gierasimczuk (Uni. of Amsterdam - The Netherlands)
Valentin Goranko  (Technical Uni. of Denmark - Denmark)
Davide Grossi (Uni. of Liverpool - UK)
Andreas Herzig (IRIT - Uni. of Toulouse - France)
Wiebe van der Hoek (Uni. of Liverpool - UK)
Andrew Jones (King's college London - UK)
Barteld Kooi (Uni. of Groningen - The Netherlands)
Tiago de Lima (CRIL - Uni. of Artois - France)
Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua Uni. - China)
Eric Pacuit (Uni. of Maryland - USA)
Olivier Roy (Uni. of Bayreuth - Germany)
Jordi Sabater (IIIA-CSIC - Barcelona - Spain)
Francois Schwarzentruber (IRISA - Uni. of Rennes - France)
Jeremy Seligman (Auckland Uni. - New Zealand)
Sonja Smets (Uni. of Amsterdam - The Netherlands)
Leon van der Torre (Uni. of Luxembourg - Luxembourg)
Nicolas Troquard (ISTC - Trento - Italy)
Laure Vieu (IRIT - Uni. of Toulouse - France)
Renata Wasserman (Uni. of Sao Paulo - Brazil)
Dongmo Zhang (Uni. of Western Sydney - Australia)


Interested authors should format their papers according to AAAI formatting 
guidelines. Submitted papers might be at the time of submission under 
review or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. 
Papers should not exceed 8 pages and are due by April 30, 2014. All papers 
will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. Papers must be submitted as 
PDF through the EasyChair conference system:

The proceedings of IDAS@ESSLLI-14 workshop will be published in an 
informal way on the workshop website. An author of each accepted paper is 
required to register at ESSLLI and present the paper at ITDAS@ESSLLI-14. A 
special issue of the Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics (JANCL) is 
planned based on selected papers presented at the workshop, of which full 
versions will be independently reviewed.

Key dates
Submission deadline    April 30, 2014
Acceptance notification    May 30, 2014
Camera ready    June 30, 2014
Workshop    August 18-22, 2014


This workshop will form part of the coordination activities of SINTELNET 
(, the European Network for Social intelligence 
(FP7-286370), within the Working Group co-chaired by Emiliano Lorini.

About Esslli

The European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) is 
an annual event under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language 
and Information (FoLLI) and brings together logicians, linguists, computer 
scientists, and philosophers to study language, logic, and information, 
and their interconnections. ESSLLIs attract around 500 participants from 
all over the world.

There will be about 50 courses at introductory and advanced levels, as 
well as workshops, invited lectures and a student session (August