[TYPES] Fundamenta Informaticae: special issue on the Logic for Pragmatics (call for papers)

Tristan Crolard crolard at univ-paris12.fr
Thu Dec 15 07:02:04 EST 2005


                       FUNDAMENTA  INFORMATICAE
                           SPECIAL ISSUE ON
                       THE LOGIC FOR PRAGMATICS



                            CALL FOR PAPERS

    This special issue aims to explore ideas in different areas, from
    logic, category theory, linguistics to  artificial  intelligence,
    somehow related to the "logic for pragmatics".


    Topics  of  interest  for  contributions to the journal issue in-
    clude, but are not limited to:

       * Proof-theory of bi-intuitionistic logic
       * Classical logic and realizability interpretations.
       * Causal reasoning and explanations
       * Modal logics and category theory
       * Proof nets, CPS calculi and concurrency
       * Computational linguistics
       * Applications of any of the previous topics to
         artificial intelligence.

    The project "Logics for Pragmatics", as presented  in  the  work-
    shops WoLP03, Verona (Italy) and WoLP04, Paris (France), tries to
    characterize the logical properties of the illocutionary acts  of
    asserting,  conjecturing,  commanding  etc., using the methods of
    logic (proof theory and model theory) and of category theory.  In
    this   perspective,  intuitionistic, deontic and causal reasoning
    are best formalized as intensional logics and their modal  trans-
    lations into classical system with Kripke's semantics are regard-
    ed as "reflections" of illocutionary  acts  into  the  underlying
    "propositional content".

    To theoretical computer science and computational logic this view
    has so far offered clear motivations for the study  of  polarized
    ("assertive versus conjectural") systems, of the logic of "causal
    explanation" and of the interplay between linear Horn  logic  and
    the  intuitionistic consequence relation. Computational interpre-
    tations of classical logic are also to be  investigated  in  this

    Applications  are sought in different fields, from Artificial In-
    telligence (non-monotonic reasoning) and linguistics to the  for-
    malization  of  normative  systems; we are aware of the import of
    this research for the philosophy of language and of  mathematics.

    On the workshops WoLP, see the web pages


    Submissions  must be original work, which has not been previously
    published in a journal and is not being considered  for  publica-
    tion  elsewhere.  If  related material has appeared in a refereed
    conference proceedings, the text submitted to FI should  be  sub-
    stantially more complete or otherwise different.

    We recommend that the manuscript fits in 20-30 pages.

    A  title  page  must include: full title, authors' full names and
    affiliations, and the address to which correspondence and  proofs
    should be sent. Where possible, e-mail address and telephone num-
    ber should be included. This should be followed by an abstract of
    approximately 300 words and five key words for indexing.


    All  source  files  of  the final versions of the accepted papers
    must respect the format of FI (the latex style  together  with  a
    bibliography  style file and authors guide are available from the
    web-site of Fundamenta Informaticae http://fi.mimuw.edu.pl).

Please send a .ps or .pdf file to crolard at univ-paris12.fr or post
a hard copy to

    Tristan Crolard
    Departement d'informatique
    Faculte' des Sciences et Technologie
    Universite' Paris XII-Val de Marne
    61, avenue du General de Gaulle
    94010 Creteil Cedex

by the due date.


    Submission    : March 31, 2006
    Notification  : August 15, 2006
    Final version : October 15, 2006


    Andrzej Skowron (Institute of Mathematics, Warsaw University)


    Gianluigi Bellin
    Queen Mary University of London
    and Universita` di Verona
    G.Bellin at dpmms.cam.ac.uk

    Stefano Berardi
    Computer Science Dept.
    Turin University
    berardi at di.unito.it

    Tristan Crolard
    Computer Science Dept.
    University of Paris 12
    crolard at univ-paris12.fr

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