Tsinghua University – University of Amsterdam Joint Research Centre for Logic


TARK 2021

The Eighteenth Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK 2021).

It will be held from June 25 until June 27, 2021, at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Website: http://tsinghualogic.net/JRC/?page_id=2034

Submissions: are now invited to TARK 2021. Extended abstracts can be submitted at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tark2021

Deadline for abstract registrations: March 15, anywhere on earth.

Deadline for submissions: March 20, 2021, anywhere on earth.

Scope and Mission: The mission of the TARK conferences is to bring together researchers from a wide variety of fields, including Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Game Theory, Decision Theory, Philosophy, Logic, Linguistics, and Cognitive Science, in order to further our understanding of interdisciplinary issues involving reasoning about rationality and knowledge. Previous conferences have been held bi-annually around the world. The information of all previous TARK conferences can be accessed at http://www.tark.org

Topics of interest: include, but are not limited to, semantic models for knowledge, belief, awareness and uncertainty, bounded rationality and resource-bounded reasoning, commonsense epistemic reasoning, epistemic logic, epistemic game theory, knowledge and action, applications of reasoning about knowledge and other mental states, belief revision, and foundations of multi-agent systems.

Content: Strong preference will be given to papers whose topic is of interest to an interdisciplinary audience, and papers should be accessible to such an audience. Papers will be held to the usual high standards of research publications. In particular, they should:

1) contain enough information to enable the program committee to identify the main contribution of the work;

2) explain the significance of the work — its novelty and its practical or theoretical implications; and

3) include comparisons with and references to relevant literature.

Style: Abstracts should be no longer than 10 pages. Optional technical details such as proofs may be included in an appendix. The appendix is not included in the 10 page limit, but reviewers are free to read the appendix or not. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to present the paper at the conference. Note that the 10 page limit is to ensure that the reviewers can read and express an opinion on the submission within short time, though the submission format compresses the paper considerably. Please ensure that the main text for the reviewers stays within this limit.

Format: To format your paper please use the EPTCS LaTeX style from http://style.eptcs.org/ 

TARK reviewing is not double-blind, so author names can be included in the submission.

Proceedings: There will be a proceedings for TARK 2021, at EPTCS (Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science). The proceedings of previous TARK conferences can be accessed at http://www.tark.org/ . The proceedings of TARK 2021 will also be open access and available online. While submitted papers follow the same guidelines for review purposes, they can specify that only a short abstract be included for the Proceedings (with a link to a full working paper available online).

Important deadlines:

  • Abstract registration: March 15
  • Submission of extended abstract: March 20
  • Notification of acceptance: April 20
  • Early registration: May 1 
  • Camera ready version for proceedings: May 10
  • Registration: June 15


  • Conference chair: Joe Halpern, Cornell University
  • Program chair: Andrés Perea, Maastricht University
  • Local organizing chair: Fenrong Liu, Tsinghua University

Program Committee:

  • Christian Bach, University of Liverpool
  • Adam Bjorndahl, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Giacomo Bonanno, UC Davis
  • Emiliano Catonini, HSE Moscow
  • Davide Grossi, University of Groningen
  • Joe Halpern, Cornell University
  • Jérôme Lang, LAMSADE
  • Fenrong Liu, Tsinghua University
  • Silvia Milano, University of Oxford
  • Yoram Moses, Technion
  • Eric Pacuit, University of Maryland
  • Olivier Roy, University of Bayreuth
  • Elias Tsakas, Maastricht University
  • Paolo Turrini, University of Warwick
  • Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen
  • Kevin Zollman, Carnegie Mellon University