October 16, 2014 – October 18, 2014

The Scope of the Conference

The cognitive diversity of agents has been a recurrent topic of contemporary investigations in the fields of artificial intelligence, information science, psychology, linguistics, neuroscience and logic, opening new horizons for logical inquiry that focuses on the in-depth analysis of rational agency. Today it is a novel challenge and a cross point of various lines of research, including the study of formal theories, informal philosophical and logical approaches as well as their wider applications. We encourage the discussions related to the logical aspects of the diversity of agents, centered on the following topics:

  • Logic and Pragmatics of Verbal Communication
  • Logical Models of Agents’ Interaction
  • Action Analysis: Game-Theoretic, Model-Theoretic and Dynamic Approaches
  • Epistemic and Dynamic Epistemic Logics
  • Logical Theory of Rational Choice and Free Will
  • Game Theory and Game-Theoretical Semantics in the Study of Agency
  • Modality and Time
  • Formal Semantics for Modelling Rational Agents’ Behavior
  • Historical Issues in the Logical Theory of Agency

Forms of Participation

  • Plenary talk (40 min.)
  • Poster paper (published in the proceedings of the conference)
  • Panel presentation (15 min.) in English or Russian
  • Discussant (without a presentation; to apply for this option please fill in the registration form below)

Review and Selection

The selection process consists of the following two stages:

  • first round based on short abstracts (up to 500 words);
  • second round based on full paper reviews (about 12 pages).

Working Languages

Plenary sessions: English

Panel and poster sessions: English or Russian

How to Apply

Please submit a completed registration form (see below) and an abstract (up to 500 words, in LaTeX or Word) as an e-mail attachment.

The Registration form should contain the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Title of presentation
  • Affiliation, position
  • Academic degree held
  • Postal address
  • E-mail
  • Phone and fax numbers

Guidelines for abstract submission

  • Abstract submissions should not exceed 500 words (one A4 page, 12 pt, Times New Roman font, single line pitch, document margins: 2.5 cm / 1 inch on each side). No footnotes please.
  • The last name with initials and the title put in bold, 12 pt, center alignment.

Guidelines for full paper submissions

Full paper guidelines will be announced later.

Registration Fees

The registration fee of 750 roubles (200 roubles for students) is to be paid upon arrival at the registration desk.

Grants for Participation in LARA—2014 provided by the Organizing Committee

Information about grants will be announced later. We are looking forward to announce participation grants covering travel and accommodation as soon as financial support of LARA—2014 conference is gained from Saint Petersburg State University and other organizations.