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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Hypothetical Reasoning, 23-24 Aug 2014, Tuebingen, GERMANY

http://ls.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/hypo/

(In conjunction with ESSLLI 2014, http://www.esslli2014.info/)

If you are interested in contributing a talk, please send a one-page abstract 
to Thomas Piecha at Hypo-CfP@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de. The deadline for 
submission is 12 May 2014.

Call for contributed talks

Hypothetical reasoning or reasoning under assumptions is a key concept of 
logic, philosophy of science and mathematics. This conference focusses on 
its logical aspects, such as

- assumption-based calculi and their proof theory
- logical consequence from a proof-theoretic or model-theoretic point of view
- logics of conditionals
- proof systems
- structure of assumption-based proofs
- hypotheses in proof-theoretic semantics
- notions of implication
- substructural logics
- hypotheses in categorial logic
- logical aspects of scientific explanation
- hypothetical reasoning in mathematics
- reasoning from definitions and axioms

We invite contributed talks on any of these topics. Contributions on related 
topics are welcome, too. We especially encourage young researchers, including 
students, to contribute. There will be 8 slots for contributed talks (30 min) 
and 3 slots for shorter presentations.

Confirmed invited speakers include:

- Arnon Avron (Tel-Aviv University)
- Michel Bourdeau (CNRS, IHPST)
- Kosta Doen (Mathematical Institute, SANU)
- Paul Egr (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
- Andrzej Indrzejczak (Institute of Philosophy U?, ?d?)
- Zoran Petri? (Mathematical Institute, SANU)
- Francesca Poggiolesi (CNRS, CEPERC, Aix-en-Provence)

This conference is organised as part of the French-German ANR-DFG project 
HYPOTHESES, http://ls.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/hypotheses/ . The program 
committee consist of the members of this project, 
http://ls.informatik.uni-tuebingen.de/hypotheses/people.html .

Participants who do not want to give a talk are also welcome. In that case 
please send an email to Marine Gaudefroy-Bergmann at 
Hypo-Part@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de by 31 July to register.

There will be a small conference fee covering coffee breaks.

Organisers: Thomas Piecha and Peter Schroeder-Heister