Over the last decades, logic has developed as a discipline interfacing between mathematics, philosophy, computer science, and linguistics. Recently, these interests have acquired a new focus in the study of rational agency and what is sometimes called 'intelligent interaction', which has led to new theories of information flow, communication, and goal-directed strategic interaction between many agents. This new perspective has led to further contacts between philosophical logic, computational logic, theories of agency in computer science, but also new partners such as game theory and social choice theory, linking logic to the social sciences. Examples of such merges are dynamic- epistemic studies of rational behavior in games, 'social software' using computational techniques for analyzing patterns of social behavior, or applications of evolutionary games to linguistic semantics and pragmatics. Moreover, in this mix, increasing contacts can be noted between logic and research in the experimental cognitive sciences. All this also affects older contacts, and in fact, social interactive information-based themes are also affecting modern philosophy.
The LORI workshops bring together researchers working on logic in this modern broad sense, including its role as a cross-roads between all its relevant neighboring disciplines, from philosophy and linguistics to computer science, cognitive science, and the social sciences. Their aim is to foster a broad sense of modern logic, and help create a Chinese community which can play its proper role in this endeavor.
LORI-I Held 5-9 August 2007, in Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
LORI-II Held 8-11 October 2009, in South-West University, Chongqing, China.
Held 10-13 October in 2011, in Sun Yet-sen University, Guangzhou,
Held 9-12 October 2013, in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou,
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