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LINGUIST List 21.1219

Thu Mar 11 2010

Calls: Cognitive Science, Semantics, Philosophy of Lang/Denmark

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Emiliano Lorini, TIDIAD

Message 1: TIDIAD
Date: 09-Mar-2010
From: Emiliano Lorini <loriniirit.fr>
Subject: TIDIAD
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Full Title: TIDIAD
Short Title: TIDIADESSLLI2010

Date: 16-Aug-2010 - 20-Aug-2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact Person: Emiliano Lorini
Meeting Email: loriniirit.fr
Web Site: http://www.irit.fr/~Laure.Vieu/Esslli10

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Linguistic Theories;
Philosophy of Language; Semantics

Call Deadline: 12-Apr-2010

Meeting Description:

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

Call for Papers

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 phenomena.

Invited Speakers:
Patrick Blackburn, LORIA, INRIA Nancy
Jeroen Groenendijk, ILLC, University of Amsterdam

Workshop Organizers:
Emiliano Lorini ("lorini at irit.fr") and Laure Vieu ("vieu at
irit.fr"), IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse

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, font size of at least 11pt, and margins of at
least 2 cm. Papers should be in PDF format (Latex-generated papers are
preferred, but not necessary), and uploaded by April 12 using Easychair at:

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 the journal Synthese is planned,
based on selected
papers presented at the workshop, of which full versions will be independently

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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