CfP: Combining Probability and Logic

The 3rd Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic (Progic 2007) will be held at the University of Kent, September 5-7, 2007. The focus of this year’s workshop is probabilistic logics and probabilistic networks. Selected papers will appear in a special issue of the Journal of Applied Logic devoted to this theme, which is to be edited by Federica Russo, Jon Williamson, Rolf Haenni Sola, Jan-Willem Romeijn, Gregory Wheeler, and Fabio Cozman.

Invited Speakers:
Gert de Cooman (Ghent, Belgium)
Fabio Cozman (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Linda van der Gaag (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Stephan Hartmann (LSE, UK)
Colin Howson (LSE, UK)
Manfred Jaeger (Aalborg, Denmark)
David Makinson (LSE/King’s College, UK)
Jeff Paris (Manchester, UK)

There are a plethora of views as to the relationship between probability and logic, and a panoply of proposals for combining the two. In particular, probabilistic logics offer formal combinations of probability and logic – often, however, at the expense of perspicuity and tractability. The question arises as to whether probabilistic networks might be used to render probabilistic logics more comprehensible and computationally feasible.

In this workshop we aim to bring researchers from a variety of disciplines together to assess the prospects of applying probabilistic networks to probabilistic logics, and more generally to elucidate the relationship between probability and logic. We hope that the themes of the workshop will be of interest to mathematicians, logicians, philosophers, computer scientists, statisticians, psychologists and engineers, for example.

Important Dates:

May 1, 2007: deadline for submissions.
June 1, 2007: notification of acceptance of papers for presentation.
June 15, 2007: deadline for early registration.
July 1, 2007: deadline for journal submissions.
September 5-7, 2007: conference.
October 1, 2007: notification of acceptance of papers for publication.
November 1, 2007: deadline for revised versions of papers accepted for publication.

Submissions are to be sent to Federica Russo, f.russo@kent.ac.uk.


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