LOFT 2008

Call for Papers

8th Conference on Logic and the Foundations of Game and Decision Theory
LOFT 2008
Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-5 July 2008


Cristina Bicchieri, University of Pennsylvania, United States of America
Tom Henzinger, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Christian List, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Hervé Moulin, Rice University, United States of America
Nicole Schweikardt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Wolfgang Spohn, Universität Konstanz, Germany


(General Chairs)
Giacomo Bonanno, University of California at Davis, USA
Benedikt Löwe, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wiebe van der Hoek, The University of Liverpool, UK

(PC Members)
Krzysztof Apt, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, The Netherlands
Alexandru Baltag, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Johan van Benthem, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Adam Brandenburger, New York University, United States of America
Hans van Ditmarsch, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ulle Endriss, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Erich Grädel, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany
Joe Halpern, Cornell University, United States of America
Wojtek Jamroga, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany
Jérôme Lang, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Hannes Leitgeb, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Larry Moss, Indiana University, United States of America
Rohit Parikh, City University of New York, United States of America
Marc Pauly, Stanford University, United States of America
Andres Perea, Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands
Ramanujam, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, India
Robert van Rooij, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hans Rott, Universität Regensburg, Germany
Robert Stalnaker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Moshe Tennenholz, Technion, Israel
Rineke Verbrugge, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands


This is the eighth in a series of conferences on the applications of logical methods to foundational issues in the theory of individual and interactive decision-making. Preference is given to papers which bring together the work and problems of several fields, such as game and decision theory, logic, computer science and artificial intelligence, philosophy, cognitive psychology, mathematics and mind sciences.

The previous seven conferences took place at CIRM (Marseille, France) in January 1994, at ICER (Torino, Italy) in December 1996, December 1998, July 2000 and July 2002, in Leipzig in July 2004, and in Liverpool in July 2006.

Among the topics of particular relevance are:
  • Modal logics for games and protocols: epistemic and deontic logic, multi-agent logic, temporal logic, dynamic logic, probabilistic and multivalued logic, logic of belief revision.
  • Foundations of game and decision theory: epistemic foundations of solution concepts, information processing and communication in games, belief formation and revision in games.
  • Learning and information-processing models: economic aspects of information processing, learning in game-theoretic contexts, inductive learning and inductive decision making.
  • Bounded rationality approaches to game and decision theory.

The three-day conference will give opportunity for paper presentations and discussions. Potential contributors should submit an extended abstract of approximately 5 - 10 pages in electronic format (pdf) to the LOFT 2008 EasyChair page at


The deadline for submission is March 19, 2008, and authors will be notified of acceptance decisions by April 15, 2008.

PUBLICATION OF CONTRIBUTED PAPERS: Selected papers from the previous LOFT conferences were published in a volume by Kluwer Academic Press, a volume in the book series "Texts in Logic and Games" (Amsterdam University Press) and in the following journals: Theory and Decision, Mathematical Social Sciences, Games and Economic Behavior, Bulletin of Economic Research, Research in Economics and Knowledge, Action and Rationality (KRA), a special section of Synthese.

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission: 19 March 2008
Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2008
Conference: 3-5 July 2008