the last years normative systems have received a great deal
of attention from a number of communities ranging from computer
science to philosophy, legal and social theory.
On the one hand, computer science is now aiming at the development
of more and more complex and autonomous computer systems which
call for forms of meta-systems with regulating and controlling
functions. On the other hand, philosophical disciplines are
now trying to systematically address key notions in the understanding
of social agency, e.g., "norm", "intention",
Aim of the symposium is to bring together leading researchers
from both two areas (the computer-science and the philosophical
ones) in order to exchange points of view and stimulate scientific
cooperation on the issue of normative systems.
The symposium is organized
in cooperation with SIKS (Dutch Research School for Information
and Knowledge Systems). The symposium is a SIKS masterclass
and, as such, it is part of the Advanced Components Stage of
SIKS' educational program. Therefore, SIKS-phd-students are
strongly encouraged to participate.