[PlanetKR] CFP: NMR'10 sub-workshop on Action and Belief Change

Richard Booth richard.booth at uni.lu
Sat Dec 26 00:03:11 EST 2009

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NMR'10 Sub-Workshop on Action and Belief Change

Co-located with KR'10
Toronto, Canada, 14-16 May 2010

Reasoning about actions, causality, and belief change are well
established research areas in nonmonotonic reasoning. Thanks to
advances in these areas in recent years, it has become evident that
the boundaries between these research areas are hardly discernible and
that they have more in common than it was previously believed. For
this reason, since the 2008 edition of NMR, the traditional ``Action
and Change'' and ``Belief Change'' tracks have been merged into a new
``Actions and Belief Change'' sub-workshop.

In addition to the traditional topics in the areas of reasoning about
actions and belief change, we particularly encourage papers exploring
the common territory that will further promote the cross-fertilization
between these two areas. This would include, for example, reasoning
about complex and dynamic environments, belief and knowledge merging
under actions, multi-agent belief revision through communication, and
so on.

The specialized workshop on Action and Belief Change is a one-day
event intended to bring together researchers interested in the areas
of reasoning about action, causality and belief change, and to discuss
current research, results and problems of a theoretical, foundational
or practical nature. In particular, researchers from allied fields are
encouraged to submit papers and participate in the workshop. This
workshop will be part of the technical program of the 13th
International Workshop on Nonmonotonic Reasoning (NMR'10), to be held
in Toronto, Canada, and collocated with the KR 2010, ICAPS 2010, FOIS 2010
and AAMAS 2010 conferences.


Authors are invited to submit original papers on all aspects of
reasoning about actions, causal reasoning, and belief change.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * reasoning about actions formalisms/calculi,
    * causal reasoning,
    * cognitive robotics,
    * frame problem, ramification problem, qualification problem,
    * planning,
    * systems for reasoning about actions
    * theoretical and philosophical foundations of belief change
    * belief revision/merging
    * knowledge update
    * iterated belief change
    * non-prioritized belief change
    * multi-agent belief change and mutual belief revision
    * complexity issues of belief change
    * implementations and applications

We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions.

Important Dates

    * Paper submissions: January 29, 2010
    * Acceptance decision: March 1, 2010
    * Camera ready copy: April 6, 2010

Submission Details

Submissions are limited to 7 pages using KR paper format. Your
submission in PDF should be sent to each of the co-chairs via an
e-mail (to richard.booth at uni.lu and ag at di.fct.unl.pt) with subject header:
"[NMR] A&BC sub-workshop paper submission", without the quotes.

Session Co-Chairs

    * Richard Booth, University of Luxembourg & Mahasarakham University
    * Alfredo Gabaldon, New University of Lisbon

Program Committee

    * Guillaume Aucher, University of Luxembourg
    * Richard Booth, University of Luxembourg & Mahasarakham University
    * Jim Delgrande, Simon Fraser University
    * Esra Erdem, Sabanciu University
    * Alfredo Gabaldon, New University of Lisbon
    * Andreas Herzig, Universite Paul Sabatier
    * Sebastien Konieczny, Universite d'Artois
    * Gerhard Lakemeyer, RWTH Aachen
    * Joohyung Lee, Arizona State University
    * Ronald Petrick, University of Edinburgh
    * Guilin Qi, Southeast University, Nanjing
    * Hans Rott, University of Regensburg
    * Sebastian Sardina, RMIT University
    * Michael Thielscher, TU Dresden
    * Son Cao Tran, New Mexico State University
    * Dongmo Zhang, University of Western Sydney

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