[PlanetKR] First CFP: ESSLLI10 Workshop on Theories of Information Dynamics and Interaction and their Application to Dialogue

Guido Boella guido at di.unito.it
Thu Nov 26 07:16:02 EST 2009


                         FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
Workshop on Theories of Information Dynamics and Interaction and their 
Application to Dialogue

Workshop organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, 
Language and Information, ESSLLI 2010 (http://esslli2010cph.info/)

               August 16-20 (ESSLLI 2nd week) 2010, Copenhagen

Workshop Purpose and Topics
Theoretical approaches to communication and dialogue modeling are varied 
and often unrelated because separately focusing on different aspects of 
dialogue (speech acts, goals, beliefs, plans, questions, conventions, 
roles, cooperation, disputes, argumentation, reference, 
semantics-pragmatics interface...).
On the other hand, the area of foundations of multi-agent systems is 
inducing new developments in logics of interaction and information 
dynamics, with a recent trend towards comparison and integration.
Analyzing the impact of this trend on communication and dialogue 
modeling is timely.

This workshop aims at discussing formal theories and logics of 
information dynamics and interaction and their applications to dialogue 
and communication modeling. It is intended to bring together logicians, 
linguists and computer scientists in order to provide a better 
understanding of the potentialities and limitations of formal methods 
for the analysis of dialogue and communication. Its scope includes not 
only the technical aspects of logics, but also multidisciplinary aspects 
from linguistics, philosophy of language, philosophy of social reality, 
social sciences (social psychology, economics).

The following are some examples of formal theories and logics that are 
relevant to the workshop (no order):
# speech act theory,
# argumentation theory,
# game theory,
# public announcement logic,
# dynamic epistemic logic (DEL),
# logics of agency and power (e.g. STIT, ATL, Coalition Logic),
# theories of persuasion,
# theories of commitment,
# dynamic semantics,
# semantic approaches to interrogative clauses,
# rhetorical approaches to dialogue (e.g., segmented discourse 
representation theory).

The focus of the workshop will be on recent developments, especially 
those that combine several approaches (e.g. dynamic epistemic logic and 
speech act theory, dynamic epistemic logic and segmented discourse 
representation theory, public announcement logic and commitment 
theories, STIT and dynamic epistemic logic, Coalition Logic and public 
announcement logic...) to deal with complex dialogue and communication 

Workshop Organizers:
Emiliano Lorini ("lorini at irit.fr") and Laure Vieu ("vieu at irit.fr")

Workshop Programme Committee:
Nicholas Asher, IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse
Guillaume Aucher, Univ. of Luxembourg
Alexandru Baltag, Oxford Univ.
Anton Benz, ZAS, Berlin
Patrick Blackburn, INRIA, Nancy
Guido Boella, Univ. of Turin
Jan Broersen, Univ. of Utrecht
Cristiano Castelfranchi, ISTC-CNR, Rome
Hans van Ditmarsch, Univ. of Otago & Univ. of Seville
Raquel Fernández, Univ. of Amsterdam
Jonathan Ginzburg, King's College, London
Jeroen Groenendijk, Univ. of Amsterdam
Davide Grossi, Univ. of Amsterdam
Andreas Herzig, IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse
Wiebe van der Hoek, Univ. of Liverpool
Joris Hulstijn, Vrije Univ. of Amsterdam
Andrew Jones, King's College, London
Barteld Kooi, Univ. of Groningen
Kepa Korta, Univ. of Basque Country, Donostia
Alex Lascarides, Univ. Edinburgh
Dominique Longin, IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse
John-Jules Meyer, Univ. of Utrecht
Paul Piwek, The Open Univ., Milton Keynes
Henry Prakken, Univ. of Utrecht
Leon van der Torre, Univ. of Luxembourg

Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract presenting work 
relevant to the area of information dynamics, interaction and dialogue.
Extended abstracts should have a maximum of 6 pages. Papers should be in 
PDF format (Latex-generated papers are preferred, but not necessary). 
Please follow the instructions that will be posted on the workshop's web 
page (http://www.irit.fr/~Laure.Vieu/Esslli10) to submit your paper by 
the deadline below.
The submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and possibly 
additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop 
proceedings published by ESSLLI. The format for the final versions will 
be made available in due course.
A special issue of a relevant journal is planned, based on selected 
papers presented at the workshop, of which full versions will be 
independently reviewed.

Important dates:
Apr 12, 2010: Deadline for submission
May 24, 2010: Notification
June 1, 2010: Deadline for early registration to ESSLLI
Jun 15, 2010: Deadline for final papers
August 16-20, 2010: Workshop

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to 
register for ESSLLI.

Further Information:
About the workshop: http://www.irit.fr/~Laure.Vieu/Esslli10
About ESSLLI: http://esslli2010cph.info/

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