Giuseppe Primiero martin at eipye.com
Mon Dec 24 20:25:02 EST 2012

The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science of 
Ghent University was founded in 1993. On occasion 
of its 20th anniversary the Centre organises an 
international Conference on Logic and Philosophy 
of Science (CLPS13) on the themes that are central to its research:

- Logical analysis of scientific reasoning processes
- Methodological and epistemological analysis of scientific reasoning processes

Conference dates: 16-18 September 2013

Keynote talks will be given by Diderik Batens 
(the founder of the Centre), three logicians 
(Natacha Alechina, Graham Priest and Stephen 
Read) and three philosophers of science (Hanne 
Andersen, Hasok Chang, and Jim Woodward).

We will also schedule parallel sessions with 
contributed papers and special symposia with a 
limited number of papers. I organise a symposium (#4) on


The proof-theoretical understanding of logical 
relations and properties has received in the last 
40 years a significantly new impact from the 
intuition underlying the so-called Curry-Howard 
Isomorphism: the contextual validity of a proof 
is equivalent to the executability of a program 
in a network. Given the large impact of this 
identity on theoretical aspects of logic and 
their applications, bridging formal properties of 
proofs with computational aspects of programs is 
of huge importance. Besides the purely 
syntactical relation between (proof-)validity and 
(program-) correctness, proof theories for modal, 
temporal, dynamic logics can be used to verify 
software and hardware specification in a 
decidable way. In the debate between denotational 
and procedural semantics of programming languages 
a similar paradigm change is at stake where the 
standard approach to truth is replaced by 
provability of type preservation and termination of procedures.

Proofs, programs, procedures represent the 
foundational elements in this novel understanding 
of traditional logical problems. In this session 
we will explore formal and epistemic issues that 
are relevant to proof-theoretical and 
type-theoretical systems, program logics and 
procedural semantics. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

- proof-theories and type-theories for 
multi-agent systems, distributed and parallel computing
- formal and meta-theoretical issues in modal, temporal, concurrent systems
- applications of proof-theoretical and 
type-theoretical models to issues of trust, 
security, reliability, functioning and malfunctioning
- type-checking, proof-checking and automatization
- procedural semantics for epistemic purposes

If you want to present a paper at this symposium, 
please upload an abstract in PDF format (between 500 and 1000 words) to:

before 1 April 2013.

You will be asked to choose between one of the following submission categories:

- Logical analysis of scientific reasoning processes

- Methodological and epistemological analysis of scientific reasoning processes

- Symposium submission

Select the last option and mention the symposium 
number in the title of your abstract.

If you do not have an EasyChair account you can create one here:


Unfortunately, we cannot offer any financial 
support for symposium speakers. Neither can we waive the registration fee.

All abstracts for symposia will be refereed by 
the organisers and other members of the programme 
committee. Notification of acceptance will be given by 15 May 2013.

All further information (e.g. accommodation, 
registration, maps) can be found at the 
conference website:Â <http://www.clps13.ugent.be/>http://www.clps13.ugent.be/.

The programme will be available on the website by 1 July 2013.

dr. Giuseppe Primiero Centre for Logic and 
Philosophy of Science Ghent University 
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