[Elsnet-list] CFP: JOURNAL OF LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND INFORMATION

Carlos Areces carlos.areces at loria.fr
Tue Oct 2 11:08:25 CEST 2007


***CALL FOR PAPERS***

JOURNAL OF LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND INFORMATION
(http://www.springer.com/west/home/philosophy/logic?SGWID=4-40392-70-35503189-0) 

Special Issue on HYBRID LOGIC

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

GENERAL INFORMATION
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
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.

SUBMISSIONS
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.

GUEST EDITORS OF SPECIAL ISSUE
Torben Braüner, Roskilde University, Denmark (editor-in-chief)
Thomas Bolander, Technical University of Denmark
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