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Call for Papers

The First International Workshop on Logics for New-Generation Artificial Intelligence (LNGAI 2021)

18-20 June 2021, Hangzhou, China

The First International Workshop on Logics for New-Generation Artificial Intelligence (LNGAI 2021) will be held in Hangzhou, China, 18-20 June 2021. It is associated with a national key project called “Research on Logics for New Generation Artificial Intelligence” (2021-2025), supported by the National Social Science Foundation of China. The main objectives of this project are to develop theories and techniques of non-monotonic logics and formal argumentation and apply them to causal reasoning, knowledge graph reasoning, and norms and value reasoning, in an open, dynamic and real environment.
Along with the project, we organize annual international workshops that aim at enabling efficient communication and collaboration between members of the project as well as other researchers who are interested in the topics of this project.
Due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic situations, LNGAI 2021 will be held in a HYBRID format (virtual and physical attendance both accepted), but participants from China’s mainland should attend physically by default.


List of Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Argument mining
  • Answer set programming
  • Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
  • Causation/Causal inference
  • Commonsense reasoning
  • Conditional logics
  • Connection between machine-learning and causal inference
  • Default logics
  • Deontic logic
  • Description logics
  • Ethical approaches
  • Explanation in AI and law
  • Formal argumentation
  • Graphical causal models/Bayesian networks
  • Human-agent explanation
  • Knowledge graphs
  • Knowledge graph embedding
  • Legal argumentation
  • Logics for ethical AI
  • Logics for explainable AI
  • Markov logic network
  • Nonmonotonic logics
  • Norms and value based reasoning
  • Reasoning about actions and change
  • Reasoning about knowledge graphs
  • Subgraph reasoning
  • Uncertain reasoning


Invited Speakers

  • Session IfCoLog Speech: Dov Gabbay (King’s College London, UK)
  • Session Formal Argumentation: Gabriella Pigozzi (Université Paris Dauphine, France)
  • Session Causal Reasoning: Kun Kuang (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Session Non-monotonic Logic: Alexander Bochman (Holon Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Session Knowledge Graph Reasoning: Guilin Qi (Southeast University, China)
  • Session Norms and Values Reasoning: Marija Slavkovik (University of Bergen, Norway)


Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 1 April 2021  16 April 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 May 2021 16 May 2021
  • Final version of accepted papers: 1 June 2021
  • Workshop: June 18-20, 2021



We invite two types of submissions: full papers (12 pages) describing original and unpublished work and extended abstracts (4 pages) of preliminary original work. Additional support material may be included in an appendix, which may be considered or ignored by the program committee.

Submissions must be formatted according to the LaTeX specification that can be downloaded by clicking the following link.


Submissions not complying with these guidelines will be desk rejected.

Papers in PDF format should be submitted via EasyChair:


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



All accepted papers will be published with College Publications, and extended versions (after peer review) will be published  in a special Issue on Logics for New Generation Artificial Intelligence, ‘AI Logic’ corner,  Journal of Logic and Computation.



Program chairs

Beishui Liao, Zhejiang University
Jieting Luo, Zhejiang University
Leon van der Torre, University of Luxembourg


Local chairs

Beishui Liao, Zhejiang University
Jinsheng Chen, Zhejiang University



All questions about submissions should be emailed to: luojieting@zju.edu.cn