Workshop on Hybrid Logics: Bringing them all together

Twelfth European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI-2000
August 6-18, 2000
Birmingham, Great Britain

WORKSHOP ON HYBRID LOGICS
>>> August 14-18, 2000 <<<
(Bringing Them All Together)

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AND PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

THEME:

Modal logic suffers from a certain asymmetry: even though the basic semantic notion in modal languages is truth at a state, classical modal logics lack the expressive power to talk about the states themselves. Whether we think of states as intervals, geometric points, nodes in a feature structure, or individuals in a description, this is a genuine weakness.

Hybrid Logics are modal languages which use "terms as formulas". Although they date back to the late 1960s, the last three years have seen a resurgence of interest, with new results in expressivity, interpolation, complexity, and proof techniques. It has also become clear that hybrid logics offer a theoretical framework for uniting the work of a surprisingly diverse range of research traditions.

This workshop is likely to be relevant to a wide range of people, including those interested in description logic, feature logic, modal logics for information systems, temporal logic, and labelled deduction for modal logic. Moreover, if you have an interest in the work of the late Arthur Prior, note that this workshop is devoted to exploring ideas he first introduced 30 years ago --- it will be an ideal opportunity to see how his ideas have been developed in the intervening period.

The preliminary program of the workshop is availabe at the workshop webpages:

http://hylo2000.hylo.net

And do not hesitate to contact the workshop organisers for more information. We'd be delighted to tell you more. Contact details are give below.

PROCEEDINGS:

Papers accepted for the workshop and related material are available from the Hybrid Logic Site. Following the workshop, participants will be invited to submit their contributions for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Logic and Computation.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Website-ready copy of all workshop contributions: July 31, 2000
Workshop: August 14th to 18th, 2000

CONTACT DETAILS:

Please visit http://www.illc.uva.nl/~carlos/hybrid for further information.

Send all correspondence regarding the workshop to the organizers:

Carlos Areces
e-mail: carlos@wins.uva.nl
http://www.illc.uva.nl/~carlos

Patrick Blackburn
e-mail: patrick@coli.uni-sb.de
http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/~patrick

Hybrid Logics Site
Web Master: Carlos Areces

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