6th Workshop on Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief (DKB-2017)   and   5th Workshop KI & Kognition (KIK-2017):

Formal and Cognitive Reasoning

Workshop at the

40th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2017)

September 25-29, 2017, Dortmund, Germany

Organized by the FG Wissensrepräsentation und Schließen and FG Kognition of the GI

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Aims and Scope

Information for real life AI applications is usually pervaded by uncertainty and subject to change, and thus demands for non-classical reasoning approaches. At the same time, psychological findings indicate that human reasoning cannot be completely described by classical logical systems. Explanations may be incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies.

Knowledge representation offers a rich palette of methods for uncertain reasoning both to describe human reasoning and to model AI approaches. Its many facets like qualitative vs. quantitative reasoning, defeasible and analogical reasoning, argumentation and negotiation in multi-agent systems, causal reasoning for action and planning, as well as nonmonotonicity and belief revision, among many others, have become very active fields of research. Beyond computational aspects, these methods aim to reflect the rich variety of human reasoning in uncertain and dynamic environments.

Syllogistic Reasoning Challenge

At this year's KI conference in Dortmund we plan a challenge on cognitive computational modeling of human syllogistic reasoning. The ultimate goal of cognitive modeling is to explain underlying cognitive processes while approximating the answer distributions generated by humans. The competition is necessary as so far any existing psychological theory is deviating significantly from the data. More information about this competition can be found at http://www.cc.uni-freiburg.de/syllogchallenge.

Call for Papers

The aim of this series of workshops is to address recent challenges and to present novel approaches to uncertain reasoning and belief change in their broad senses, and in particular provide a forum for research work linking different paradigms of reasoning. We put a special focus on papers from both fields that provide a base for connecting formal-logical models of knowledge representation and cognitive models of reasoning, addressing formal as well as experimental or heuristic issues. Previous events of the Workshop on "Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief" (DKB) took place in Osnabrück (2007), Paderborn (2009), Berlin (2011), and Koblenz (2013), previous editions of the Workshop on "KI & Kognition" (KIK) took place in Saarbrücken (2012), Koblenz (2013), and Stuttgart (2014), and a joint workshop took place in Dresden (2015).

We welcome papers on the following and any related topics:


The proceedings will be published in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series (now available: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 1928).

Workshop Organizers and Co-Chairs

Christoph Beierle FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Gabriele Kern-Isberner TU Dortmund, Germany
Marco Ragni Universität Freiburg, Germany
Frieder Stolzenburg Hochschule Harz, Germany

Program Committee

Thomas Barkowsky Universität Bremen, Germany
Gerd Brewka Universität Leipzig, Germany
Emmanuelle-Anna Dietz TU Dresden, Germany
Christian Freksa Universität Bremen, Germany
Ulrich Furbach Universität Koblenz, Germany
Andreas Herzig Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Steffen Hölldobler Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Manfred Kerber University of Birmingham, UK
Gerhard Lakemeyer RWTH Aachen, Germany
Bernhard Nebel Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
Henri Prade IRIT - CNRS, France
Hans Rott Universität Regensburg, Germany
Ute Schmid Universität Bamberg, Germany
Claudia Schon Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Matthias Thimm Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Paul Thorn Universität Düsseldorf, Germany
Hans Tompits TU Wien, Austria
Christoph Wernhard Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2017 (extended)
Notification of Authors: August 15, 2017
Camera-ready Paper: September 04, 2017 (extended)
Challenge submission: September 01, 2017
Workshop & Challenge: September 26, 2017

Submission Details

Papers should be formatted according to the Springer LNCS format. The length of each paper should not exceed 8-12 pages. All papers must be written in English and submitted in PDF format via the EasyChair system.

Local Information

Local information can be found on the web pages of the KI-2017 conference.

Last modified 2017-05-21