[ecoop-info] [BNC at ECAI12] Workshop on Belief change, Non-monotonic reasoning and Conflict resolution - First Call For Papers

Sébastien Konieczny konieczny at cril.fr
Tue Feb 21 22:18:48 CET 2012

BNC at ECAI'12
Belief change, Non-monotonic reasoning and Conflict resolution

*** First Call For Papers ***


Montpellier, France

*** Aims and Scope

Belief change, non-monotonic reasoning and conflict resolution are well established 
research areas in Artificial Intelligence. In recent years these topics have become 
important for designing robots and infobots with convincing reasoning and adaptation 
capabilities. The main aim of this workshop is to bring together active researchers 
on these topics, including work on belief revision, belief merging, reasoning about 
action, logic programming, inconsistency management, judgment aggregation, 
negotiation, and other related topics. Papers on emerging research in this area are 
especially welcome.

Numerous recent papers use techniques from belief change to define conflict resolution 
methods. In particular, several negotiation and judgment aggregation methods are closely 
related to work in belief revision or belief merging. Combining ideas from these research 
topics is one of the aims of this workshop. Hence we especially encourage submission of 
survey papers or position papers on these questions.
A further important trend is the study of the applicability of well known belief change 
operators and techniques for particular languages that are largely used in applications, 
such as Horn logics, description logics, or argumentation frameworks. New developments 
towards such applicative contexts are also highly welcome.

*** Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Argumentation
- Belief change
- Belief revision and update
- Belief merging
- Conflict resolution
- Inconsistency management
- Judgment aggregation
- Logic Programming
- Negotiation
- Non-monotonic reasoning
- Reasoning about action and change

*** Submission instructions

Papers submitted to BNC'12 must be no longer than 7 pages in the ECAI format 

and the pdf file should be submitted on EasyChair: 

*** Important dates

Submission deadline : 25 May 2012
Notification: 22 June 2012
Final version deadline: 6 July 2012

*** Workshop chairs: 

- Sébastien Konieczny (CRIL-CNRS, France) - konieczny at cril.fr
- Thomas Meyer (CAIR, UKZN and CSIR Meraka) - tommie.meyer at meraka.org.za

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