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:: Calls :: 13th International Conference on Deontic logic and Normative Systems will be held between 18-21 July, Bayreuth, and encourage a special focus on the topic “Reasons, Argumentation and Justification”. Invited speakers include John Broome (Oxford). Deadline for abstracts: March 1.

The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts and normative systems with computer science, artificial intelligence, philosophy, organization theory and law.

For a list of both general and specific themes, check the website

The Organizers welcome theoretical work (formal models, representations, logics, specifications, verification), implementation-oriented work (programming languages, design models, simulations, prototype systems) and empirically driven work (linguistics) on these specific topics.

Invited Speakers

  • – John Broome (Oxford)
  • – Janice Dowell (Syracuse)
  • – Xavier Parent (Luxembourg)
  • – Gabriella Pigozzi (Paris)

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit an original, previously unpublished, short paper pertaining to any of these topics. The paper should be in English, and should be no longer than about 15 pages when formatted according to the 12pt LaTeX specification that will be sent to all authors of accepted papers. The first page should contain the full name and contact information of at least one of the authors, and it should contain an abstract of no more than ten lines. Authors should submit their papers electronically using Easychair:

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


  • The proceedings will be published with College Publications. Copies of the proceedings will be provided to all participants.
  • In addition, we anticipate that revised versions of selected papers from the workshop will subsequently be published in a special issue of the deontic corner of the Journal of Logic and Computation.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1st, 2016
Paper Submission Deadline: March 7th, 2016
Notification: May 1, 2016
Camera Ready: June 1, 2016