Eighth conference on
THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF RATIONALITY AND KNOWLEDGE
Certosa di Pontignano, University of Siena, Italy
of the bi-annual TARK conferences is to bring together researchers from
a wide variety of fields - including Artificial
About the conference
Cryptography, Distributed Computing, Economics and Game Theory, Linguistics,
Logic, Philosophy, and Psychology -- in order to further our understanding
of interdisciplinary issues involving reasoning about rationality and knowledge.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, semantic models for
knowledge, for belief, and for uncertainty, bounded rationality and resource-bounded
reasoning, commonsense epistemic reasoning, epistemic logic, logics of
knowledge and action, formal analysis of games, applications of reasoning
about knowledge and other mental states, belief revision, and the role
of knowledge in general information flow.
been influential in building interfaces between the above disciplines,
and in accelerating new research trends, both through the actual event
and the circulation of its proceedings. The 2001 conference will no doubt
again serve this important purpose by its mix of contributed and invited
talks reflecting the state of the art.
LOFT (the Conference on Logic and the Foundations of Game and Decision
Theory) cover similar subject matter, and have been coordinated, so that
TARK is held in odd-numbered years and LOFT is held in even-numbered years.
a by-invitation-only conference, TARK is now open to all interested attendees.
are now invited to TARK-VIII. Please submit a detailed electronic
abstract (not a full paper) plus 14 hard copies by ordinary mail to the
Information for Authors
preference will be given to papers whose topic is of interest to an interdisciplinary
audience, and papers should be accessible to such an audience. Papers will
be held to the usual high standards of research publications. In particular,
they should 1) contain enough information to enable the program committee
to identify the main contribution of the work; 2) explain the significance
of the work -- its novelty and its practical or theoretical implications;
and 3) include comparisons with and references to relevant literature.
should be no longer than ten double-spaced pages (4,000 words). If possible,
an email address for the contact author should be included. Papers arriving
late or departing significantly from these guidelines risk immediate rejection.
for submission of abstracts is February 14, 2001. Authors will be notified
of acceptance by April 14, 2001. Camera-ready copies of the accepted papers
will be due by May 14, 2001. One author of each accepted paper will
be expected to present the paper at the conference. The conference proceedings
will be published.
Samson Abramsky (Computer Science, University of Edinburgh)
Giacomo Bonanno (Economics, University of California at Davis)
Nicola Dimitri (Political Economics, University of Siena)
Joseph Halpern (Computer Science, Cornell University)
Wiebe van der Hoek (Computer Science, Utrecht University)
Angelika Kratzer (Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Bart Lipman (Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Hans Rott (Philosophy, University of Regensburg)
Ariel Rubinstein (Economics, Tel Aviv and Princeton University)
Gabriel Sandu (Philosophy, University of Helsinki)
Yoav Shoham (Computer Science, Stanford University)
Tuomas Sandholm (Computer Science, Washington University, Saint Louis)
Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Computer Science, and Stanford,
Address for Submissions:
c/o Ms. Ingrid van Loon,
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation
University of Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 24
1018 TV AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands
tel. + 31.20.5256051, fax +31.20.5255206
Professor Nicola Dimitri and
Professor Alessandro Vercelli,
Department of Political Economics
University of Siena
tel. +.39.577.298695, fax +.39.577.298661