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LNGAI 2021 : The First International Workshop on Logics for New-Generation Artificial Intelligence


When Jun 18, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021
Where Hangzhou
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2021
Notification Due May 1, 2021
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2021
Categories    artificial intelligence   logic

Call For Papers

The First International Workshop on Logics for New-Generation Artificial Intelligence (LNGAI 2021) will be held in Hangzhou, China, 18-20 June 2021. It is associated with a national project called “Research on Logics for New Generation Artificial Intelligence” (2021-2025), supported by the National Social Science Foundation of China. The main objectives of this project are to develop theories and techniques of non-monotonic logics and formal argumentation and apply them to causal reasoning, knowledge graph reasoning, and norms and value reasoning, in an open, dynamic and real environment.

Along with the project, we organize annual international workshops that aim at enabling efficient communication and collaboration between members of the project as well as other researchers who are interested in the topics of this project.

Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic situations, LNGAI 2021 will be held in a HYBRID format (virtual and physical attendance both accepted), but participants from China’s mainland should attend physically by default.

List of Topics
Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Argument mining
Answer set programming
Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
Causation/Causal inference
Commonsense reasoning
Conditional logics
Connection between machine-learning and causal inference
Default logics
Deontic logic
Description logics
Ethical approaches
Explanation in AI and law
Formal argumentation
Graphical causal models/Bayesian networks
Human-agent explanation
Knowledge graphs
Knowledge graph embedding
Legal argumentation
Logics for ethical AI
Logics for explainable AI
Markov logic network
Nonmonotonic logics
Norms and value based reasoning
Reasoning about actions and change
Reasoning about knowledge graphs
Subgraph reasoning
Uncertain reasoning

Important Dates
Submission deadline: April 1, 2021
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2021
Final version of accepted papers: June 1, 2021
Workshop: June 18-20, 2021

We invite two types of submissions: full papers (12 pages) describing original and unpublished work and extended abstracts (4 pages) of preliminary original work. Additional support material may be included in an appendix, which may be considered or ignored by the program committee.

Submissions must be formatted according to the LaTeX specification that can be downloaded here, similar to the one for DEON 2020.

Submissions not complying with these guidelines will be desk rejected.
Papers in PDF format should be submitted via EasyChair:

Each submitted paper will be peer-reviewed by a panel of PC members based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition and relevance for the conference. For each accepted paper, at least one author is expected to register and present the paper at the workshop.

All accepted papers will be published with College Publications. We are planning to organize a special issue of an international journal after the workshop.

Program chairs
Beishui Liao, Zhejiang University
Jieting Luo, Zhejiang University
Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg

All questions about submissions should be emailed to:

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