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CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue on "Logic and Games"

Special Issue of Studia Logica on Logic and Games -Guest editor: Thomas gotnes (University of Bergen)

Formal logic and game theory can meet in many ways. While the use of games-for-logic, e.g., to 
define semantics of quantifiers or to compare logical models, goes back a long time, 
logic-for-games is a more recent and currently very active research direction which has been 
precipitated by the introduction of the notion of (multi-)agency in logic. If agents are assumed 
to be self-interested and to act rationally, then reasoning about action in a multi-agent setting 
requires reasoning about game theoretic concepts. Furthermore, logics capturing, e.g., the 
principles of action, belief, knowledge, time, preference and so on, can help explaining the 
foundations of game theoretic solutions, algorithms, etc.

The goal of the special issue of Studia Logica on Logic and Games is to illustrate current trends 
and present recent advances in this field. We invite submissions on all topics in the intersection
between formal logic and game theory, including the following topics (not an exhaustive list):

o Logical formalisations of game properties o Logics for reasoning about strategic interaction 
o The use of logic to characterise or explain concepts, solutions,
  algorithms, etc., relevant for games
o Logical-epistemic foundations of solution concepts o Reasoning about preferences 
o Logical aspects of social choice o Judgment aggregation o Game semantics Model comparison games 
(e.g., for comparing expressiveness, succinctness)

The special issue will contain contributions from the following invited authors, in addition to 
selected submitted contributions:

o Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam/Stanford University o Rohit Parikh, City University of
New York o Michael Wooldridge, University of Liverpool

Submission details: submitted papers should be between 15 and 20 pages long (including bibliography),
and should be formatted according to the Studia Logica LaTex style. Only electronic submissions 
will be accepted. The authors should send an email with subject "Studia Logica Submission" to the 
guest editor (Thomas Agotnes,, with the file of the paper as an 
attachment, and the following information in the body of the email in plain text: paper title, 
author names, surface mail, email address of the contact author and a short abstract.

Submission deadline: 15 August 2011

All papers will be refereed according to the standards of the journal.

For more details, see