Call for Papers
Special Issue of Studia Logica
on Logic and Games
Guest editor: Thomas Ågotnes (University of Bergen)
Studia Logica is extending its scope. In future the journal will not only cover pure logic but also applications of formal-logical methods in philosophy and cognitive science. To mark this change, the journal will have several special issues, of which this is one.
Theme of the special issue
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):
- Logical formalisations of game properties
- Logics for reasoning about strategic interaction
- The use of logic to characterise or explain concepts, solutions, algorithms, etc., relevant for games
- Logical-epistemic foundations of solution concepts
- Reasoning about preferences
- Logical aspects of social choice
- Judgment aggregation
- 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:
Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam/Stanford University
Rohit Parikh, City University of New York
Michael Wooldridge, University of Liverpool
Submitted papers are should be between 15 and 20 pages long (including bibliography), and should be formatted according to the Studia Logica LaTex style (see Information for Authors). Some contributions in Microsoft Word may also be accepted: authors should consult the guest editor about this possibility. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The authors should send an email with subject "Studia Logica Submission" to the guest editor (Thomas Agotnes, firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
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