July 6, 2010
European University Institute
Via Boccaccio 121,
San Domenico, Fiesole, Florence
The workshop aims to develop a shared framework for understanding norm compliance: the process enabling an external request or command to be obeyed. Scholars from cognitive science, deontic logic, anthropology, law, social sciences, computer science, philosophy and experimental economics will be given the opportunity to tackle difficult problems and discuss theories and results about norm compliance, trying to exceed the boundaries of the single disciplines. A special attention will be devoted to the role played by methodologies and tools, including experiments on norm compliance with humans, psychological and anthropological investigations, but also computational and simulation models on the subject matter.
To further an inter-disciplinary discussion, the workshop will be organized as follows. Every presentation (30 min) will be commented (10 min) by a discussant coming from a different discipline, who should very briefly summarize the main theses of the papers and then offer hints on how a cross-fertilization between the two domains can advance knowledge on the topic. The authors will have then some minutes for reply, and a general discussion will follow (20 min).
Topics and possible questions are (but are not restricted to) the following:
The workshop will be held in Fiesole (Italy) on July the 6th. The location of the conference will be the European University Institute in the surroundings of Florence. It will be collocated with the ΔEON 2010 conference. The event will be supported by the European project COST Action "Agreement Technologies".