CFP: 16th International Conference on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2023)

Submission deadline: March 31, 2023

Conference date(s):
July 5, 2023 - July 7, 2023

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This event is available both online and in-person

Conference Venue:

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières, Guadeloupe


Call for papers: 16th International Conference on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2023)

The 16th International Conference on Deontic Logic and Normative Systems (DEON 2023) will be held at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Trois-Rivières, Canada) on July 5-6-7 2023 (see

DEON 2023 will focus on the theme
Theoretical and technical limitations of automated behavior.

We further invite submissions pertaining to the following topics (the list is non-exclusive):

• the logical study of normative reasoning, including formal systems of deontic logic, defeasible normative reasoning, logics of action, logics of time, and other related areas of logic
• the formal analysis of normative concepts, normative systems (and their dynamics)
• the formal specification of aspects of norm-governed multi-agent systems and autonomous agents, including (but not limited to) the representation of rights, authorization, delegation, power, responsibility and liability
• the normative aspects of protocols for communication, negotiation and multi-agent decision making
• the formal analysis of the semantics and pragmatics of deontic and normative expressions in natural language, including modals, imperatives, deontic verbs and adjectives, and discourse particles
• advances in formal models of context and discourse structure that aim to explain the use of deontic expressions in natural language, and their significance for communication, action and social structures
• the formal representation of legal knowledge
• the formal specification of normative systems for the management of bureaucratic processes in public or private administration
• applications of normative logic to the specification of database integrity constraints
• game theoretic aspects of deontic reasoning
• emergence of norms, including its logical and computational representation
• deontic paradoxes and their philosophical and linguistic import
• the connection between argumentation theory and normative reasoning, including the role of reasons and justifications

Abstract submission deadline: March 1st 2023

Paper submission deadline: March 31st 2023

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