[workshop] Tsinghua Logic Colloquium on Information Flow in a Social World


Time: 2015 Oct. 

Background:

The workshop will bring together the scholars who are either involved in the joint project “The Logical Dynamics of Information Exchange in Social Networks” (funded by the KNAW), or whose research is closely related to it. We aim to create a platform for researchers to exchange ideas and strengthen further collaboration.

With the KNAW project, the main research problem we want to investigate is the understanding of information flow and group belief dynamics in social networks. We intend to: (1) develop formal models and logics for the study of social-informational dynamics, (2) develop appropriate software for the computational analysis of this dynamics, (3) extract practical lessons about the opportunities and dangers posed by social networks, and (4) use these results as a source of philosophical reflection on the nature of social knowledge and the epistemological significance of corporate agents. The proposed methodology is to use extensions of Dynamic Epistemic Logic, in combination with probabilistic methods.

Organizers:  Alexandru Baltag, Fenrong Liu, Sonja Smets and Junhua Yu

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Sponsors:

  1. KNAW project “The Logical Dynamics of Information Exchange in Social Networks”, funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences under the scientific cooperation Netherlands-China.
  2. The LogiCIC project (ERC-2011-STG No. 283963), funded by the European Research Council and the European Community under FP7.
  3. Tsinghua University-University of Amsterdam Joint Research Centre for Logic 清华大学-阿姆斯特丹大学逻辑学联合研究中心.
  4. 社会维度下的信息流逻辑研究, 国家社科基金重点项目 (13AZX018); 基于社会关系结构的群体决策机制研究, 清华大学自主科研计划项目(20131089292)