Call for papers

About Trends in Logic XVII

Trends in Logic is the conference series of the journal »Studia Logica« (see and

The 17th Trends in Logic international conference will be held at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland, from September 12−September 15, 2017 under the title Traditional and New Approaches to Deontic Logic and Action Modeling. It is organized by the Department of the Foundations of Computer Science at the Faculty of Philosophy of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, in co-operation with »Studia Logica«.

Reasoning about moral and legal characteristics of human acts has been a subject of deontic logic for at least 60 years. Recently new developments like self-driving cars, autonomous weapons and caring robots, involving important decisions of artificial agents in the context of various norms, make deontic logic relate more to technology.

To reflect the importance of those issues we suggest the subject: Traditional and New Approaches to Deontic Logic and Action Modeling for the next Trends in Logic conference.

We call for relevant contributions applying the different approaches to:

  • deontic logic,
  • normative aspects of action theory,
  • formal ethics,
  • legal theory,
  • handling norms in computer systems.

A special session on obligations derived from permissions, related to the a special issue of Studia Logica, will be a part of the conference.

Extended abstracts of a length between 1 and 3 pages (including references), which will undergo a short reviewing process should be submitted in LaTeX preferably (but not mandatorily) according to the Trends style, available for downloading at All papers should be submitted via EasyChair. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper must register for and attend the conference for the contribution to be presented.

A call for full papers, to be published in a special issue of Studia Logica, will be done during the event. For more information see and

Post Conference Publication:
Selected papers presented at Trends in Logic XVII: Traditional and new perspectives on deontic logic and agency modeling – 100 years of KUL, after following another reviewing process, will be published in the special issue of Studia Logica.

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