KNAW Master Class

New perspectives on Games and Interaction

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

February 8, 2007

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in collaboration with the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is organizing a Master Class on "New perspectives on Games and Interaction". It will be held in the Trippenhuis in Amsterdam on February 8th, 2007.

This Master Class will feature three tutorials by
Alexandru Baltag (Oxford)Dynamic Logics for Communication: a study of information-updating and belief-changing actions
Giacomo Bonanno (Davis CA) A brief survey of the literature on the epistemic foundations of game theory
Wolfgang Thomas (Aachen) Automata Theoretic Foundations of Infinite Games

We are inviting graduate students (PhD students and MSc/MA students) with a background in logic, mathematics, economics, computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, or philosophy and a strong interest in games to register for this Master Class.

The Master Class is worth 1.5 ECTS credit points. Students of the Universiteit van Amsterdam will be regularly credited; other students will receive an official transcript from the ILLC. Successful participation consists of satisfying the Reading Requirement and the Homework Requirement.

Reading Requirement. Each of the three tutorials comes with a reading list. The students have to read this material before the Master Class in order to be well-prepared.

Homework Requirement. During the Master Class each of the three tutors will hand out a homework assignment. These assignments are due on March 1, 2007. The assignments will be graded.

Reading Material and Homework.

There will be a registration page for this Master Class to be found on this webpage. If you are interested, please register before January 15, 2007 by sending an e-mail with the subject Registration for KNAW Master Class: [your name] to The registration fee is EUR 5. Lunch is not included.

For the schedule of the Master Class, we refer to the combined schedule of the KNAW Academie-Colloquium on the same topic.

Organizers: Krzysztof Apt, Johan van Benthem, Benedikt Löwe, Robert van Rooij.

Last changed: November 30th, 2006