LINGUIST List 13.1724

Tue Jun 18 2002

Calls: Hybrid Logic, Universal Lang

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  1. Methods for Modalities, HyLoLICS: Call for Participation and Preliminary Program
  2. Jinyoung Tak, Call for Papers

Message 1: HyLoLICS: Call for Participation and Preliminary Program

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 15:40:58 +0200
From: Methods for Modalities <>
Subject: HyLoLICS: Call for Participation and Preliminary Program

 4th Workshop on Hybrid Logics

 LICS 2002 Affiliated Workshop
 July 25th, 2002. Copenhagen, Denmark



 Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic in which it is possible to
 directly refer to worlds/times/states or whatever the elements of the
 (Kripke) model are meant to represent. Although they date back to the late
 1960s, and have been sporadically investigated ever since, it is only in
 the 1990s that work on them really got into its stride.

 It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds, with
 the usefulness of the additional expressive power. For example, when
 reasoning about time one often wants to build up a series of assertions
 about what happens at a particular instant, and standard modal formalisms
 do not allow this. What is less obvious is that the route hybrid logic
 takes to overcome this problem (the basic mechanism being to add nominals
 --- atomic symbols true at a unique point --- together with extra
 modalities to exploit them) often actually improves the behavior of the
 underlying modal formalism. For example, it becomes far simpler to
 formulate modal tableau and resolution in hybrid logic, and completeness
 and interpolation results can be proved of a generality that is simply not
 available in modal logic. That is, hybridization --- adding nominals and
 related apparatus --- seems a fairly reliable way of curing many known
 weaknesses in modal logic.

 HyLoLICS is likely to be relevant to a wide range of people, including
 those interested in description logic, feature logic, applied modal
 logics, temporal logic, and labelled deduction. Moreover, if you have an
 interest in the work of the late Arthur Prior, note that this workshop is
 devoted to exploring ideas he first introduced 30 years ago --- it will be
 an ideal opportunity to see how his ideas have been developed in the
 intervening period.

 In this workshop we hope to bring together researchers from all the
 different fields just mentioned (and hopefully some others) in an attempt
 to explore what they all have (and do not have) in common. If you're
 unsure whether the workshop is of relevance to your work , please check
 out the Hybrid Logics homepage. And do not hesitate to contact the
 workshop organisers for more information. We'd be delighted to tell you
 more. Contact details are given below.

 The program includes invited talks by Melvin Fitting and Moshe Vardi.

 Thursday 25th, July 2002:

 9.00 - 10.00 Hs. Melvin Fitting
 14.00 - 15.00 Hs. Moshe Vardi. 
 Logic and Automata: Words, Trees, and Forests.

 The full program is available at the workshop webpages:


 Papers accepted for the workshop and related material will be available 
 from the Hybrid Logic Site.

 Important DATES:

 Website-ready copy of all workshop contributions: June 30th, 2002
 Workshop: July 25th.

 Contact Details:

 Send all correspondence regarding the workshop to the organizers:

 Carlos Areces

 Patrick Blackburn

 Maarten Marx

 Ulrike Sattler
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Message 2: Call for Papers

Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 04:03:47 +0000
From: Jinyoung Tak <>
Subject: Call for Papers

	Third Call for Papers

The Unish Research Center at Sejong University is pleased to announce
its Third Call for Papers: The Journal of Universal Language 3:2.


As a token of our gratitude, the contributors whose paper appears in
the Journal of Universal Language will be awarded around $900-$1,000.


The Journal of Universal Language, which will be published in
September 2002, is open to all those contributions which deal with a
topic related to the followings:

 	--various areas of artificial language,
	--universality in language, 
	--communication & culture in language, 
	--endangered language,
	--language typology. 
The editors encourage the submission of papers on proposed themes as
well as on other topics relevant to the interest of the Journal of
Universal Language.


 15 July 2002: deadline for receipt of papers
 15 August 2002: notification of acceptance
 15 September 2002: camera-ready final version


1. Papers should not exceed 25 A4 pages(excluding references). 
2. A 200-word abstract should be given at the beginning of
3. For hard copy submissions, please send 3 copies, accompanied by a
cover letter which includes the title, author(s), affiliation(s),
contact author's e-mail address, postal address, and telephone
numbers, to:

	Jin-young Tak, Editor
Department of English Language/Literature, 
 Sejong University, Dasan-gwan 435 
 Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu 
 Seoul, Korea

4. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are
PostScript (.ps), Portable Document Format (.pdf), MS Word (.doc), and
plain text. Please send your file in an attachment to:

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