[FOM] CFP: Special issue of JoLLI on hybrid logic

Thomas Bolander tb at imm.dtu.dk
Mon Feb 18 06:41:00 EST 2008


Special Issue on HYBRID LOGIC

Paper submission: March 1, 2008
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2008
Publication: by the end of 2008

Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic in which it is possible to
directly refer to worlds/times/states or whatever the elements of the
(Kripke) model are meant to represent. Although they date back to the
late 1960s, and have been sporadically investigated ever since, it is
only in the 1990s that work on them really got into its stride.

It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds,
because of the usefulness of the additional expressive power. For
example, when reasoning about time one often wants to build up a series
of assertions about what happens at a particular instant, and standard
modal formalisms do not allow this. What is less obvious is that the
route hybrid logic takes to overcome this problem often actually
improves the behaviour of the underlying modal formalism. For example,
it becomes far simpler to formulate modal tableau, resolution, and
natural deduction in hybrid logic, and completeness and interpolation
results can be proved of a generality that is not available in orthodox
modal logic.

This special issue has its origin in the International Workshop on
Hybrid Logic (HyLo 2007), which was held 6-10 August in Dublin, Ireland
as part of the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and
Information (ESSLLI 2007). The HyLo 2007 workshop continued a series of
previous workshops on hybrid logic.

Topics of interest include not only standard hybrid-logical machinery
like nominals, satisfaction operators, and the downarrow binder, but
generally extensions of modal logic that increase its expressive power.

This special issue welcomes original high-quality contributions that
have been neither published in nor submitted to any journals or refereed
conferences. All submissions will be refereed to usual journal standards.

Submissions should not exceed 30 pages and preferably be formatted
according to the guidelines for Journal of Logic, Language and
Information (see "Instructions for Authors" at the web-page of the
journal). Submissions should be sent to Torben Braüner (as PDF file):
torben at ruc.dk. Please put "JoLLI submission" in the subject field and
include the following information in the body of the email: paper title,
author names, email address of the contact author, and a short abstract.

Torben Braüner, Roskilde University, Denmark (editor-in-chief)
Thomas Bolander, Technical University of Denmark

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