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Mon Dec 8 2003

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  2. Alessio Lomuscio, LCMAS04 CFP

Message 1: Workshop on Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory

Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 16:46:20 -0500 (EST)
From: schlenke <schlenkeucla.edu>
Subject: Workshop on Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory

Workshop on Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory 

Date: 16-Aug-2004 - 20-Aug-2004
Location: Nancy, France
Contact: Philippe Schlenker
Contact Email: schlenkeucla.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/schlenker/ESSLLI04.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax ,Semantics ,Linguistic Theories
Call Deadline: 05-Mar-2004 


Meeting Description:

Binding Theory, which is concerned with sentence-internal constraints
on anaphora, was originally conceived in syntactic terms as a set of
conditions on the distribution of indices (Chomsky 1983). But other
researchers have attempted to derive these constraints from lexical
semantics or the interpretative procedure rather than the syntax. Some
add a semantic component to a syntactic core (e.g. Reinhart 1983,
Heim 1993, Fox 2000, Buring 2002), but others are more radically
semantic (e.g. works by Jacobson, Keenan, Barker & Shan, Butler). The
workshop will provide a forum to compare and assess these diverse
proposals. 

Workshop: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory
 http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/schlenker/ESSLLI04.html

Organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and
Information (ESSLLI 2004) http://esslli2004.loria.fr/
16-20 August, 2004 in Nancy

Workshop Organizers:
Ed Keenan, UCLA (ekeenanucla.edu)
Philippe Schlenker, UCLA & IJN (schlenkeucla.edu)

Workshop Purpose:
Binding Theory, which is concerned with sentence-internal constraints
on anaphora, was originally conceived in syntactic terms as a set of
conditions on the distribution of indices (Chomsky 1983). Thus
Condition A stated that anaphors are locally bound (*John/I thinks
that himself/I is clever); Condition B stated that Pronominals are
locally free (*He/I likes him/I), and Condition C required that
R-expressions be free (*He/I thinks that John/I is clever). But other
researchers have attempted to derive these constraints from lexical
semantics or the interpretative procedure rather than the syntax. Some
add a semantic component to a syntactic core (e.g. Reinhart 1983,
Heim 1993, Fox 2000, Buring 2002), but others are more radically
semantic (e.g. works by Jacobson, Keenan, Barker & Shan, Butler).

The workshop, which is intended for advanced PhD students and
researchers, will provide a forum to compare and assess these diverse
proposals. We welcome proposals for 45mn contributions (30mn
presentation + 15mn discussion), which should be specific, explicit
and semantically informed. We list below some possible topics, though
the list is not exhaustive.

Possible Workshop Topics:
-Semantic analyses of standard Binding Conditions
-Arguments pro or contra semantic approaches to Binding Theory
-Reflexivity
-Relation between logophors and anaphors
-Relation between deixis and anaphora
-Cross-linguistic variation in binding conditions

Submission details: 
Authors are invited to submit an abstract in pdf format describing
their proposal. Submissions should not exceed 3 pages. Please send
your submission electronically to schlenkeucla.edu by *March 5,
2004*. The abstracts will be reviewed by the workshop's program
committee. Please include author details in the accompanying e-mail,
leaving the pdf attachment anonymous. Authors whose submission is
accepted should be prepared to send later (by May 15th) an extended
(6-page) version of their abstract, to appear in the workshop
proceedings published by ESSLLI.

Workshop format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI
participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over
five consecutive days in the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2
slots for paper presentations and discussion per session. On the first
day, the workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic.

Invited Speakers:
Ken Shan (Harvard) & Chris Barker (UCSD)
Alastair Butler (ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of
Amsterdam)

Workshop Program Committee:
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
Philippe Schlenker (UCLA & IJN)
Chris Barker (UCSD)
Ken Shan (Harvard)
Alastair Butler (ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of
Amsterdam)
 
Important Dates: 
Submissions: March 5, 2004
Notification: April 19, 2004
Preliminary program: April 23, 2004
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2004
Extended (6-page) version of the abstracts for the proceedings: May
15, 2004
Final program: June 25, 2004
Workshop dates: August 16-20

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker
registration fee.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.

Further Information:
About the workshop:
http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/schlenker/ESSLLI04.html
About ESSLLI: http://esslli2004.loria.fr
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Message 2: LCMAS04 CFP

Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 15:13:14 GMT
From: Alessio Lomuscio <alessiodcs.kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: LCMAS04 CFP




			 Call for Papers

 LCMAS04

 An ESSLLI04 Workshop on
 Logic and Communication in Multi-Agent Systems

 
	 http://www.win.tue.nl/~evink/lcmas04.html


The workshop, this year in its second edition, aims at bringing
together graduate students and researchers interested in topics
related to the use of formal tools when applied to modelling,
specifying, verifying, and reasoning about multi-agent systems in
which communication and updating play a crucial role. Specifically,
the workshop aims at providing a forum for discussing technical issues
that arise with formalisms (epistemic, temporal, dynamic and
authentication logics and tools) inspired by the needs of modelling
information exchanges in multi-agent systems.

The workshop will be held within the context of ESSLLI04, the 2004
edition of the European Summer School on Logic Language and
Computation, to be held in Nancy in August 2004.


WORKSHOP SPECIFIC THEMES

Particular focus of attention will be given to papers relating to the
following specific themes:

 * Dynamics of epistemic positions: Combinations of epistemic logic
 and temporal logic (and related semantical issues) resulting from
 communicative acts, such as message passing, broadcasting, etc.
 Modelling of epistemic updates, and refinements following
 communicative acts.

 * Communication protocols: Semantics for communications processes in
 multi-agent systems. Formal dependencies between communication
 protocols and intensional (e.g., epistemic) properties of the
 agents. Using CSP and CCP for agent-communication.

 * Security and authorisation: Logics (deontic logic, BAN logic, etc.)
 for security and authorisation, where the assumption that the other
 agents in the network are cooperative, or at least not hostile, is
 dropped. Semantics for authorisation logics that are general and
 complete, or languages that are strong enough to prove that certain
 occasions (intruders entering the network, unwanted eavesdropping)
 do not occur.

 * Semantics of speech acts: Logical semantics of speech acts and
 institutional communication. Semantics of agent communication
 languages and their relationship to speech acts. Logics for
 planning speech acts. Relationships between speech act theory and
 belief revision & epistemic updates.


INVITED SPEAKERS

Prof. Dr. Holger Schlingloff (Berlin), and Dr Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen
(Helsinki) have very kindly agreed to give invited presentation at
LCMAS04. The abstracts of the talks will be made available in due
course.


WORKSHOP ORGANISERS

Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool
Alessio Lomuscio, King's College London
Erik de Vink, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Mike Wooldridge, University of Liverpool


PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam), Frank de Boer (CWI
Amsterdam, Utrecht), Iliano Cervesato (US Naval Research Labs), Marco
Colombetti (Politecnico di Milano), Rogier van Eijk (University of
Utrecht), Andrew Jones (King's College London), Yannis Labrou (Fujitsu
Labs of America), Riccardo Pucella (Cornell University), Pierre-Yves
Schobbens (University of Namur), Marek Sergot (Imperial College), Luca
Vigano' (ETH Zurich)


PUBLICATION DETAILS

The proceedings of the LCMAS workshop held in June 2003 in Eindhoven
will published in the Electronic Lecture Notes in Theoretical Computer
Science series later in autumn 2003. This year's proceedings will be
"informally" published by ESSLLI. Depending on the success of the
workshop we will consider arranging for selected papers to appear in a
journal.


SUBMISSIONS AND TIMETABLE

Those wishing to participate in the workshop are invited to submit an
original research paper of up to 15 pages in plain article style. The
first page of your submission should include the full name and contact
details of at least one author. Electronic submission in Postscript
or PDF is strongly encouraged. Submissions should be sent to Erik de
Vink, e-mail evinkwin.tue.nl.

 15 March, 2004: Submission deadline
 19 April, 2004: Notification of acceptance
 15 May, 2004: Final version due.
 16-20 Aug, 2004: Workshop. 


WORKSHOP FORMAT

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI
participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over
five consecutive days between 16 Aug and 20 Aug.


LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker
registration fee. Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants
will be made available by the OC on a competitive basis and workshop
participants are eligible to apply for those.
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