CFP: Epistemic Logic for Individual, Social, and Interactive Epistemology

Submission deadline: March 8, 2014

Conference date(s):
August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014

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Conference Venue:

26th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
Tübingen, Germany

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Epistemic Logic for Individual, Social, and Interactive Epistemology (ELISIEM)

August 11-15, 2014

organized as part of the

European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information


August 11-22, 2014 in Tübingen, Germany

Workshop Organizers:

Wesley Holliday (UC Berkeley) -

Thomas Icard (Stanford University) -

Workshop Purpose:

Epistemic Logic is a formal approach to modeling knowledge, belief, and other informational attitudes, developed by logicians, philosophers, computer scientists, AI researchers, economists, linguists, and others. Historically, with its origins in philosophy, epistemic logic promised to illuminate traditional issues of epistemology, the theory of knowledge. In recent years, epistemic logic has been making good on that promise, with important new applications not only to individual epistemology, a traditional focus of philosophers for the last two-and-a-half thousand years, but also in social epistemology, the more recent investigation of the social dimensions of knowledge and information flow, as well as interactive epistemology, the study of knowledge and belief in strategic, game-theoretic situations. 

During five 90-minute sessions, the ELISIEM workshop will feature presentations covering the latest applications of epistemic logic to individual, social, and interactive epistemology, putting work at this fascinating intersection on the map of interdisciplinary activities in logic.

Workshop Topics:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal models of knowledge
  • Epistemic closure 
  • Logical omniscience
  • Higher-order knowledge
  • Knowability
  • Epistemic paradoxes
  • Epistemic contextualism
  • Multi-dimensional epistemic logic
  • De se / self-locating attitudes
  • Dynamic epistemic logic
  • Epistemic logic and belief revision
  • Epistemic logic and learning theory
  • Quantified epistemic logic
  • Information cascades
  • Epistemic bandwagons
  • Epistemic trust
  • Pluralistic ignorance
  • Group knowledge
  • Information in games
  • Epistemic foundations of game theory

Submission details:

We invite submissions of papers (preferably shorter than 15 pages), including a brief abstract and several keywords, in PDF format through EasyChair:

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 first week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper presentations and discussion per session. 

Invited Speakers:

Eric Pacuit (University of Maryland, College Park) 

Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam)

Workshop Program Committee:

Alexandru Baltag (University of Amsterdam)

Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam and Stanford University)

Giacomo Bonanno (University of California, Davis)

Hans van Ditmarsch (LORIA, CNRS)

Wiebe van der Hoek (University of Liverpool)

Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University)

Eric Pacuit (University of Maryland, College Park)

Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam)

Roy Sorensen (Washington University, St. Louis)

Robert Stalnaker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Timothy Williamson (Oxford University)

Rineke Verbrugge (University of Groningen)

Audrey Yap (University of Victoria)

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: March 8, 2014

Notification: April 21, 2014

Preliminary program: April 24, 2014

ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2014

Final program: June 21, 2014

Workshop dates: August 11-15, 2014

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. There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation. Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

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