Call for Abstracts

The 4th Lund Conference on Games, Interaction, Reasoning, Learning and Semantics (GIRLS16@LUND) will take place at Lund University on April 27-28, 2016. The conference welcomes submissions from researchers in philosophy, cognitive science, economics, computer science, media science, and linguistics, using agent based models with bounded rationality, models of evolutionary dynamics, and other naturalistic approaches. The primary goal of the conference is to foster cooperation between these groups and help establish common interest in investigating the emergence of rational behavior in groups of less-than-ideally rational agents through learning and interaction.

This year’s conference theme will be “Knowledge in a Digital World” broadly construed.

We welcome submissions of original research, unpublished or recently published papers, using methods such as agent-based modelling and game theory, in particular evolutionary game theory.

We will consider other approaches, like neural networks and learning theoretic models. We may also consider more idealized models or models of unbounded rationality, e.g. Bayesian models or epistemic game theory, especially if the results are the basis for a dialogue with bounded rationality approaches.

(Non-exhaustive) list of topics:

  • Trust and credibility on the web.
  • Uses of information on the web: how it is searched, communicated and assessed.
  • Cognitive and educational effects of relying on social media, esp. empirically measurable consequences of cognitive outsourcing (models and empirical studies), effects of distributed cognition.
  • Social norms and cooperation, esp. in online behaviours.
  • Presentation of educational software, esp. game-based.
  • Agent-based models of logical reasoning, esp. cognitive approaches.
  • Epistemic networks.
  • Information flow through networks.

Submission format:

An anonymous short abstract of 250-500 words (exclusive bibliography), prepared for anonymous peer-review, to be submitted in pdf format through EasyChair by January 31 February 15, 2016. Authors will be notified of decision by February 29, 2016 at the latest.

Abstracts can be submitted to be considered as a talk or as a poster. Abstracts which are not offered a talk will automatically be considered for a poster slot.

To accommodate the varying publishing conventions in disciplines among authors submitting to GIRLS16@LUND, authors will have the option to provide either an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including bibliography) or a short paper (6 to 8 pages, exclusive bibliography) for inclusion in the electronic proceedings of the conference, by no later than April 15th, 2016.

Abstracts should include the following information:

  • For theoretical papers: clearly state the main result, indicate the methods and assumptions.
  • For empirical papers: briefly state the methods and results, and indicate their significance.
  • For simulation-based papers: briefly describe the simulation environment, boundary conditions and assumptions; state the main results and their significance.