Deontic Logic and Social Choice (DEON 2012)

July 16, 2012 - July 18, 2012
Bergen University


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Thomas Agotnes
Bergen University
Jan Broersen
Utrecht University
Dag Elgesem
Bergen University

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The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts and normative systems with computer science, artificial intelligence, philosophy, organization theory and law.

There have been nine previous DEON conferences: Amsterdam, December 1991; Oslo, January 1994; Sesimbra, January 1996; Bologna, January 1998; Toulouse, January 2000; London, May 2002; Madeira, May 2004; Utrecht, July 2006, Luxembourg, July 2008, Fiesole July 2010.

General Themes

  • 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 and normative systems
  • 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
  • normative aspects of protocols for communication, negotiation and multi-agent decision making
  • 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

Special Theme: Deontic Logic and Social Choice

  • Normative system selection and optimization
  • Merging and aggregation of norms
  • Compliance and enforcement strategies for norms
  • Game theoretic aspects of deontic reasoning
  • Norms, culture and and shared values
  • Violation detection and norm creation mechanisms
  • Simulation of dynamics in normative systems
  • Emergence of norms
  • Norm change

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