Interdisciplinary Workshop on Formal Models of Norm Change

Start Date: 2010-01-18

End Date: 2010-01-19

Location: ILLC, University of Amsterdam

Country: The Netherlands


Summary of the event:
Formal models of norm change have been drawing attention since the seminal work of Alchourrón and Bulygin on normative systems, and that of Alchourrón, Gärdenfors and Makinson on the logic of theory change. Recent research trends in Artificial Intelligence (e.g., virtual organizations, electronic institutions and e-government, multiagent systems, p2p networks) have also stressed the importance of a formal analysis of all kinds of dynamic aspects involved in systems of norms: from how norms influence and change the cognitive status of agents, to how norms regulate the dynamic interaction of rational agents, to how norms themselves can be changed by the agents of a society.
The symposium tackles such dynamic aspects involved in normative systems, by pursuing an interdisciplinary approach at the interface of (deontic) logic, artificial intelligence, and socio-economical disciplines. More specifically, topics of interest will be: norms and games, norms for the dynamics of interaction (procedures), the dynamics of normative systems, norm change and the dynamics of different cognitive attitudes (e.g. knowledge and preference).
A first edition of the symposium was held at the University of Luxembourg in 2007 (Formal Models of Norm Change 2007) and the theme of norm dynamics has regularly surfaced in recent editions of workshop and conferences in the same area: NorMAS’07, NorMAS’08, DEON’08, NorMAS’09.