LINGUIST List 12.246

Tue Jan 30 2001

Calls: Logic/Games/ESSLLI, South Slavic/Balkan Ling

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  1. Marc Pauly, ESSLI 2001 Workshop on Logic and Games
  2. Brian Joseph, South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics

Message 1: ESSLI 2001 Workshop on Logic and Games

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 13:51:57 +0100 (CET)
From: Marc Pauly <>
Subject: ESSLI 2001 Workshop on Logic and Games

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%% Second Call for Papers 		%%
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%% 	 ESSLLI Workshop on Logic and Games 		%%
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%%	 	 	 August 20-24, 2001			%%
%%			 Helsinki, Finland			%%
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Games have been utilized within logic for a variety of different
purposes such as semantic evaluation games, model comparison 
games, and proof games. On the other hand, logic has become 
increasingly important in game theory, in particular for the 
epistemic foundation of game-theoretic solution concepts. As the 
TARK ( and LOFT (
faculty/bonanno/loft4.html) conferences show, interaction between 
logic and game theory has become more diverse in recent years, 
exploring game logics, the use of game-theory in multi-agent 
systems, game-theoretic accounts of natural language phenomena, 
and the role of language in defining preferences. 

The workshop is part of the 13th European Summer School in Logic,
Language and Information (ESSLLI) which takes place at the 
University of Helsinki from August 13 until August 24, 2001 
( The workshop aims to provide a
forum for advanced Ph.D. students and other researchers from 
game theory and logic to present their research on (1) game-
theoretic techniques applied to logic, and (2) logical models or 
analyses of games and game-theoretic problems. We specifically 
invite presentations in any of the following areas:

1) Logical analysis of games, e.g. modeling knowledge, belief, 
 and information flow in games; applications of epistemic and
 dynamic logic to games 

2) Logic games, e.g. model comparison games, semantic evaluation 
 games, Independence-friendly logic

3) Game logics, e.g. extensions of program logics and modal logics 
 to investigate the structure of games in general

4) The role of language and logical definability in games,
 and connections between natural language and games generally

5) Logical approaches to multi-agent systems with a special focus 
 on game-theoretic aspects

Papers should not exceed 15 pages in length. A postscript or pdf
version of the paper should be submitted by e-mail to BOTH 
organizers before the deadline given below. Note that all workshop
contributors must register for the summer school. 

Marc Pauly			Gabriel Sandu
CWI				Department of Philosophy
P.O. Box 94079 			P.O. 24 (Unioninkatu 40)
1090 GB Amsterdam 		00014 University of Helsinki
The Netherlands			Finland
E-mail:		E-mail:

Submission deadline: 		March 15, 2001
Notification of contributors: May 1, 2001
Final version due:		June 1, 2001
Workshop Dates:			August 20-24, 2001
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Message 2: South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:05:58 -0500 (EST)
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics

ANNOUNCING -- The 2001 Competition for:
The Kenneth E. Naylor Young Scholar's Prize in South Slavic and Balkan
 	In memory of Kenneth E. Naylor, Balkanist and South Slavic
linguist par excellence, the Naylor Professorship in South Slavic
Linguistics in the Department of Slavic and East European Languages
and Literatures at The Ohio State University established in 1999 a
prize of $500 for the best unpublished paper by a young scholar on a
topic in Balkan or South Slavic linguistics. The second such
competition is now officially open.
 	We thus solicit papers written in English by young scholars --
defined for this competition as an advanced graduate student (who is
beyond his/her first year of study) or someone who is no more than
three years beyond the awarding of the Ph.D. degree at the time of
submission -- that treats some topic either in Balkan linguistics,
taking a comparative approach and treating at least two languages of
Southeastern Europe, or in any of the South Slavic languages on their
own or in relation to the other languages.
 	In order to be eligible, the submitted paper must be
unpublished, and not under consideration for publication at the time
of submission; however, papers that have appeared in an issue of a
"Working Papers" series are still eligible for consideration in the
competition. Those that have appeared in conference proceedings
volumes of any sort are not eligible, unless they are substantially
revised and/or expanded. Written versions of papers that have been
presented at a conference are eligible, as are papers based on
chapters of dissertations or M.A. theses (but not raw dissertation
chapters or M.A. theses themselves). In all cases, however, the
Committee will look for self-contained scholarly articles of
publishable quality that treat some relevant topic (as spelled out
above) in an interesting and insightful way, following any appropriate
approach (historical, synchronic, sociolinguistic, etc.) and any
theoretical framework.
 	Interested scholars should submit four copies of the paper
along with an abstract (no longer than 250 words) and a cover sheet
with the title of the paper, the author's name, affiliation, mailing
address, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers, date of entrance into
an appropriate graduate program or of awarding of Ph.D. (as the case
may be), and social security number, to:
 	 Naylor Prize Competition
 	 Dept. of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures
 	 232 Cunz Hall
 	 The Ohio State University
 	 Columbus, Ohio USA 43210-1215.
 	The deadline for receipt of the papers in the Department for
the second competition is SEPTEMBER 30, 2001. The Screening
Committee, consisting of the Naylor Professor and former speakers in
the annual Kenneth E. Naylor Memorial Lecture series, expects to make
the announcement of the winner by January 15, 2002. The winning paper
will be published in an issue of the journal Balkanistica. The
Committee reserves the right not to award the Prize in a given year.
 	Please address any inquiries to the Naylor Professor, Brian
D. Joseph, at the above address or via e-mail at
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