[DL] CFP: Journal of Logic, Language and Information

Torben Brauner torben at ruc.dk
Wed Feb 6 14:04:51 CET 2008


Special Issue on HYBRID LOGIC

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

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 
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 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.

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 
information in the body of the email: paper title, author names, email
address of the contact author, and a short abstract.

Torben Braüner, Roskilde University, Denmark (editor-in-chief)
Thomas Bolander, Technical University of Denmark

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