Oct 26 – 28, 2023
Scuola Normale Superiore
Europe/Rome timezone

Reasoning with Imperfect Information in Social Settings (Workshop)

26-28th October 2023, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

Registration: free.

CFA deadline: 14th July, 23:59 AoE.


The assessment and understanding of fragmented and vague information has become an increasingly pressing issue in social deliberations, as dramatically demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rational agents and decision-makers must navigate inconsistent and partial information while striving to organise it coherently, and shared information in communication requires agents to continually update their beliefs. Logical methods provide a natural toolkit for formally analysing these complex phenomena.

The workshop "Reasoning with Imperfect Information in Social Settings", organised by Scuola Normale Superiore, aims at bringing together researchers in logic, formal and social epistemology and computer science, who are exploring the intricacies of information dynamics in social scenarios.

Relevant topics include:

  • Belief revision and merging;
  • Judgement and preference aggregation;
  • Multi-agent non-monotonic reasoning;
  • Multi-agent epistemic and deontic logic;
  • Formal methods for representing social epistemic attitudes.

Invited Speakers 

  • Marcello D’Agostino (Università di Milano)
  • Gabriella Pigozzi (Université Paris-Dauphine)
  • Christian Straßer (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Réka Markovich (Université du Luxemburg)


Abstract submission

To submit, please send an anonymized abstract of 800-1000 words (excluding references) to pietro.vigiani@sns.it no later than July 14th, 23:59 AoE. Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 15th. 
Session times will be 45 min., divided into 30 min. for the presentation followed by 10 min. of discussion. Individuals belonging to underrepresented groups in the field of logic are strongly encouraged to submit their work.


A peer review process will select papers for publication in a volume of the Edizioni della Normale series.


Program Committee

  • Mario Piazza (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Caterina Sisti (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Matteo Tesi (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Pietro Vigiani (Scuola Normale Superiore)
  • Gustavo Cevolani (Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca)
  • Andrea Sereni (Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori Pavia)
  • Marcello D’Agostino (Università di Milano)
  • Gabriella Pigozzi (Université Paris-Dauphine)
  • Christian Straßer (Ruhr University Bochum)




Scuola Normale Superiore
Piazza dei Cavalieri 7

This workshop is part of the project titled ``Understanding public data: experts, decisions, epistemic values" which is being conducted collaboratively by the Scuola Normale Superiore, the IMT School for Advanced Studies in Lucca, and the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS).