[FOM] CFP: Special issue of JoLLI on hybrid logic

Thomas Bolander tb at imm.dtu.dk
Thu Oct 4 06:15:14 EDT 2007


Special Issue on HYBRID LOGIC

Paper submission: March 1, 2008
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2008
Publication: by the end of 2008

Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic in which it is possible to 
directly refer to worlds/times/states or whatever the elements of the 
(Kripke) model are meant to represent. Although they date back to the 
late 1960s, and have been sporadically investigated ever since, it is 
only in the 1990s that work on them really got into its stride.

It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds, 
because of the usefulness of the additional expressive power. For 
example, when reasoning about time one often wants to build up a series 
of assertions about what happens at a particular instant, and standard 
modal formalisms do not allow this. What is less obvious is that the 
route hybrid logic takes to overcome this problem often actually 
improves the behaviour of the underlying modal formalism. For example, 
it becomes far simpler to formulate modal tableau, resolution, and 
natural deduction in hybrid logic, and completeness and interpolation 
results can be proved of a generality that is not available in orthodox 
modal logic.

This special issue has its origin in the International Workshop on 
Hybrid Logic (HyLo 2007), which was held 6-10 August in Dublin, Ireland 
as part of the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and 
Information (ESSLLI 2007). The HyLo 2007 workshop continued a series of 
previous workshops on hybrid logic.

Topics of interest include not only standard hybrid-logical machinery 
like nominals, satisfaction operators, and the downarrow binder, but 
generally extensions of modal logic that increase its expressive power.

This special issue welcomes original high-quality contributions that 
have been neither published in nor submitted to any journals or refereed 
conferences. All submissions will be refereed to usual journal standards.

Submissions should not exceed 30 pages and preferably be formatted 
according to the guidelines for Journal of Logic, Language and 
Information (see "Instructions for Authors" at the web-page of the 
journal). Submissions should be sent to Torben Braüner (as PDF file): 
torben at ruc.dk. Please put "JoLLI submission" in the subject field and 
include the following information in the body of the email: paper title, 
author names, email address of the contact author, and a short abstract.

Torben Braüner, Roskilde University, Denmark (editor-in-chief)
Thomas Bolander, Technical University of Denmark

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