Formal Models of Norm Change 2

Workshop, University of Amsterdam, 18–19 January 2010


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.


The workshop is open and participation is free. However, registration is required. In order to register please send an email to Davide Grossi by Monday 4th January.



The workshop is held under the auspices of