| Category: ||E-CFP |
| Subject: ||Workshop on Formal Models of Communication |
| From: || |
| Email: ||esslli2012_(on)_gmail.com |
| Date received: ||13 Jan 2012 |
| Deadline: ||02 Mar 2012 |
| Start date: ||06 Aug 2012 |
Call for papers Workshop on Formal Models of Communication
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
(ESSLLI) 2012 06-10 August, Opole, Poland
Workshop Co-Chairs: Andrew J I Jones (Department of Informatics,
King's College London) and Steven O Kimbrough (Wharton Business
School, University of Pennsylvania).
Invited Speakers: to be confirmed.
The workshop is organized in conjunction with the activity in
SINTELNET Working Group No. 2, on Communicative Interaction.
(SINTELNET is the European Network for Social Intelligence, FET
Open Coordination Action: www.sintelnet.eu)
Summary of the three principal workshop themes
1. Critical assessment of approaches to ACLs: in multi-agent
systems research, a number of different approaches have been
taken to the formal-logical characterisation of Agent
Communication Languages (ACLs), including the FIPA 
language, the commitment-based models of Colombetti  and
Singh , and the Jones & Parent  convention-based
approach. (For an overview see Chopra et al. [in press].)
2. Theories of signalling: philosophical analyses of
communicative action, in the tradition of Austin, Grice and
Searle, formed the principal background to work on ACLs.
However, the prospect of alternative foundations is emerging
from theories of signalling, informed by - in particular -
games theory and evolutionary biology. (See, e.g., Skyrms
3. Deception: there exist a number of philosophical and
formal-logical analyses of deception - see, e.g., Adler
, Sakama & Caminada . It would be of interest to
compare these with the accounts offered in signalling theory,
and to raise the question of whether the phenomenon of
deception has been adequately accommodated in models of ACLs.
We invite papers (not exceeding 15-20 pages) on topics
relating principally to one or more of those three themes.
Submission Procedure papers (pdf) should be submitted to Andrew
Jones: andrewji.jones_(at)_kcl.ac.uk Deadline for submissions: 02
March 2012 Notification: by 01 May 2012 Publication: it is
possible that the proceedings of the workshop may be published in
the FOLLI subseries of Springer's LNCS, or in the Journal of
Logic, Language and Information (JOLLI).
REFERENCES FIPA  FIPA Communicative Act Library
Colombetti  Colombetti, M., "A commitment-based approach to
agent speech acts and conversations", Proceedings of the Workshop
on Agent Languages and Communication Policies, 4th International
Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 2000), Barcelona, Spain,
pp.21-29, 2000. Singh  Singh, M.P., "Agent Communication
Languages: Rethinking the Principles", IEEE Computer 31, 12
(Dec.), pp.40-47, 1998. Jones & Parent  Andrew J I Jones
and Xavier Parent, "A Convention-based Approach to Agent
Communication Languages", Group Decision and Negotiation 16, pp.
101-14, 2007. Chopra et al. [in press] Amit Chopra, Alexander
Artikis, Jamal Bentahar, Marco Colombetti, Frank Dignum, Nicola
Fornara, Andrew J I Jones, Munindar P. Singh, Pinar Yolum,
"Research Directions in Agent Communication", ACM Transactions on
Intelligent Systems and Technology, 26 pp., in press. Skyrms
 Brian Skyrms, Signals - Evolution, Learning & Information,
Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 2010. Adler  Adler,
J.E., "Lying, deceiving, or falsely implicating", Journal of
Philosophy 94(9), pp.435-452, 1997. Sakama & Caminada 
Chiaki Sakama and Martin Caminada, "The Many Faces of Deception"
in: Proceedings of the Thirty Years of Nonmonotonic Reasoning
(NonMon_(at)_30), Lexington, KY, USA, October 2010.