[FOM] KNAW Academie Colloquium: New perspectives on Games and Interaction

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Fri Sep 29 15:44:37 EDT 2006

Call for Abstracts

KNAW Academie Colloquium: New perspectives on Games and 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
February 5-7, 2007


Confirmed Speakers and Commentators: S. Abramsky, A. 
Baltag, G. Bonanno,
A. Brandenburger, B. de Bruin, P. Dekker, U. Endriss, E. 
Grädel, W.
Hodges, G. Jäger, N. Komarova, D. Lehmann, E. Pacuit, A. 
Rubinstein, D.
Samet, G. Sandu, B. Skyrms, S. Tijs, J. Väänänen, W. van 
der Hoek, H. van
Ditmarsch, J. van Eijck, P. van Emde Boas, Y. Venema, W. 
Wadge, I.

   Recently, the dynamic and interactive aspects of 
logical reasoning,
communication, and information processing have become 
central in logic,
linguistics and computer science. It is the interplay of 
many actors with
goals and preferences, whether human or computational, 
which underlies
their core tasks. To account for these interactive 
aspects, the notion of
a 'game' as a mathematical model of strategic interaction 
between players
with their own preferences on the possible outcomes has 
proved to be
important in all those disciplines. The purpose of this 
colloquium is to
encourage these incipient interactions between the various 
thinking about games and interaction, and clarify their 
common concerns
and potential for fruitful collaboration.

   The colloquium will be organized as an Academie 
Colloquium of the Royal
Acedemy of the Netherlands (KNAW) and will consist of 
fifteen invited
talks by international speakers that cover various aspects 
of games in
logic, computer science, economics, and linguistics. Each 
talk will be
followed by a commentary and discussion.

   We also plan eight shorter talks of 15+5 minutes (15 
minutes talk, 5
minutes discussion) selected from submitted abstracts. We 
researchers to submit abstracts for these shorter talks 
before our
deadline of

NOVEMBER 29th, 2006.

We would like to emphasize the importance of the active 
involvement of
junior scientists, and therefore particularly encourage 
PhD students and
junior postdocs to submit abstracts.

   Submitted abstracts should not exceed 2 pages 
(including bibliography).
Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be 
accepted. The authors
should send an email with subject "Submission 
KNAW-Academie Colloquium" to
Robert van Rooij <R.A.M.vanRooij at uva.nl>, with the PDF 
file of the
abstract as an attachment, and the following information 
in the body of
the email in plain text:

(*) Title of abstract.
(*) Author names.
(*) Surface mail, email address, and phone number of the
contact author.

Important Dates
(*) Deadline for Submission: November 29, 2006
(*) Notification of Acceptance: December 5, 2006

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