[DL] MBR04 Call fort Papers
lmagnani at unipv.it
Thu Feb 19 10:36:42 CET 2004
MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
ABDUCTION, VISUALIZATION, AND SIMULATION
Pavia, Italy, December 16-18, 2004
Chairs: Lorenzo Magnani and Nancy J. Nersessian
Up-to date information
on the conference will be found at
From Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 December 2004 (three days) the
"MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:
ABDUCTION, VISUALIZATION, AND SIMULATION"
will be held at the University of Pavia (near Milan, Italy).
The conference continues the theme of the
Conferences "Model-Based Reasoning in Scientific Discovery" MBR'98 and
"Model-Based Reasoning: Scientific Discovery, Technological Innovation,
and Values" MBR'01
The previous volumes derived from those conferences are:
L. Magnani and N. J. Nersessian (eds.) (2002), Model-Based Reasoning.
Science, Technology, Values,
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.
L. Magnani, N. J. Nersessian, and C. Pizzi (eds.) (2002), Logical and
Computational Aspects of Model-Based Reasoning,
Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht. http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/1-4020-0791-4
L. Magnani, N. J. Nersessian, and P. Thagard (eds.) (1999), Model-Based
Reasoning in Scientific Discovery,
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.
(Chinese edition, translated and edited by Q. Yu and T. Wang, China
Science and Technology Press, Beijing, 2000).
The conference will deal with the logical, epistemological, and
of modeling practices employed in science and engineering, including
computational models of such practices. We solicit papers that examine
the role of abduction, visualization, and simulation in model-based
from philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological,
or computational perspectives.
RELEVANT RESEARCH AREAS
We call for papers that cover topics pertaining to
model-based reasoning in science and engineering from the following list:
- visual, spatial, imagistic modeling and reasoning
- simulative modeling
- the role of diagrammatic representations
- computational models of visual and simulative reasoning
- causal and counterfactual reasoning in model construction
- visual analogy
- thought experimenting
- logical analyses related to model-based reasoning
- manipulative reasoning
- distributed model-based reasoning
- embodiment in model-based reasoning
- model-based reasoning and technological innovation
The list of the invited speakers who already accepted to give e
MBR04 is available in the Conference WEB SITE
SUBMISSIONS OF PAPERS
All submitted papers will be carefully refereed. The precise format
of the conference will be fixed after we have an idea of the number of
accepted papers. We expect approximately 40 contributed presentations
some of 40 and others of 20 minutes. There will be several invited
papers of 1 hour. A selected subset will be invited for inclusion
(subject to additional refereeing) in a book which will constitute an
advanced handbook for researchers in this area. The book will be
published by an international publishing house. Moreover another
selected subset will be invited for inclusion (subject to additional
refereeing) in special issues of suitable international journals.
Authors must submit
an electronic version - formatted in Microsoft Word or RTF,
PS or PDF ( in this last case two cases please include source - DOC,
TEX, etc., file) -
of an extended abstract (total word count aproximately 1000-1200).
The file must also contain a 300 WORD abstract
that will be used for the conference web site/booklet.
Not later than
May 1, 2004
Please send electronically the extended abstract
to the Prof. Magnani at the address
lmagnani at cc.gatech.edu
(if the previous address does not work please use lorenzo.magnani at unipv.it)
A RIGID LAW ON PRIVACY IN ITALY DOES NOT FAVOR MORE COMFORTABLE
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS OF PAYMENTS
(CONFERENCE AND ACCOMMODATION FEES), SORRY.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS INDICATED BELOW.
REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION
PLEASE REGISTER by email
lmagnani at cc.gatech.edu (or lorenzo.magnani at unipv.it),
fax or air mail by
sending the PROGRAM CHAIR Lorenzo Magnani first and last name,
function, institution, full
address, phone, fax and email.
For information about paper submission and the program that is not
available on the web site, please contact the program chair.
Before October 15, 2004:
Standard: Euro 180,00 (to participate in all the
activities of the Conference Social Dinner included)
Phd Students: Euro 120,00
Students (Undergraduates): Free
After October 15, 2004:
Standard: Euro 240,00 (to participate in all the
activities of the Conference Social Dinner Included)
Phd Students: Euro 160,00
Students (Undergraduates): Free
One day only: Euro 100,00
No refunds will be granted after November 1st
Terms & Conditions: an administration fee of Euro 75,00 will be charged
for cancellations confirmed in writing by December 1st. We regret that
no refund can be made after that date, for whatever reason,although
substitutions will be acceptable if notified in writing before the event.
METHOD OF PAYMENT:
Bank (Swift) Transfer to BANCA REGIONALE EUROPEA S.p.A
BRANCH PAVIA - Sede
SWIFT BREUITM2 301
Bank Code 06906.11301
Acc. n. 43008 COMITATO CONVEGNI E. W. I. C.
Please indicate CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE MBR04
Please ask your BANK to clearly indicate in the order of payment
your first and last NAME.
In case of problems please contact Elena Gandini Local Organizer
elena at acrossevents.com).
If you prefer, you can mail an international check to
CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE E-CAP2004_ITALY,
Dipartimento di Filosofia, Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy .
To book a reservation please fill and fax to
+39-0382-23215 the ACCOMMODATION FORM
you will find in the Conference Web Site
(to dr. Elena Gandini Local Organizer).
POSSIBLY BEFORE NOVEMBER 10, 2003.
For information please email Elena Gandini, Local Organizer
elena at acrossevents.com.
Please do not send email messages containing your credit card data.
All accommodation is hotel-based with en-suite facilities
(the prices are per room per day).
Hotel Moderno ****Euro 103,00 (single b&b) Euro138,00 (double b&b)
Hotel Ariston *** Euro 80,00(single) Euro 110,00 (double), Breakfast
Hotel Excelsior *** Euro 50,00(single) Euro 73,00(double)
Euro 62,00(D/S) breakfast Euro 6,00
Hotel Ritz*** Euro 65,00 (single b&b) Euro 87,00 (double b&b)
Hotel Excelsior (from the station walk east)
Hotel Moderno (from the station walk north)
Hotel Ritz (San Genesio-PV); an Hotel bus service is available.
To reach Hotel Ariston take the bus n. 3 or taxi.
If the Hotels above will be completely booked other Hotels are available,
in this last case please email
dr. Elena Gandini Local Organizer e-mail: elena at acrossevents.com
In case of no show the Hotels will charged you their own penalty. For
information, please contact our local organiser Elena Gandini
elena at acrossevents.com.
Submission deadline.....................May 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance..............Aug 30, 2004
Conference............................. Dec 16-18, 2004
Final papers......................due.. February 15, 2005
Department of Philosophy and Computational Philosophy Laboratory
University of Pavia, Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Office: +39-0382-506283, Home: +39-0383-371067
Weissman Distinguished Visiting Professor
Department of Philosophy, Baruch College,
1 Bernard Baruch Way, New York , NY 10010
Office: +646-312-4367, Fax: +646- 312-4361, Home: 646-432-9309
Email: lmagnani at unipv.it, lmagnani at cc.gatech.edu
Nancy J. NERSESSIAN (Program Co- Chair)
Professor of Cognitive Science
Program in Cognitive Science
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280
Email: nancyn at cc.gatech.edu
- Atocha Aliseda, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas Universidad
Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, MEXICO
- Diderik Batens, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science,
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
- Walter Carnielli,Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of
Science - CLEHC
State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil
- Simon Colton, Department of Computing, Imperial College London
180 Queens Gate, London SW7 2BZ, United Kingdom
- Roberto Cordeschi, Department of Communication Sciences, University of
Salerno , ITALY
- Kenneth D. Forbus, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science and
Education, Northwestern University, 1890 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL,
- Ronald N. Giere, Department of Philosophy, 831 Heller Hall
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA 55455
- David Gooding, Science Studies Centre, Department of Psychology
University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
- Elke Kurz-Milcke, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
801 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0280, USA
- Michael Leyton, Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer
(DIMACS), Busch Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08854. USA
- Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Philosophy, University of Pavia,
Pavia, ITALY and Baruch College, The City University of New York,
New York, USA
- Nancy J. Nersessian, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of
Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
- Wendy C. Newstetter, Director of Learning Sciences Research
Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University school of Medicine,
Atlanta, GA, USA
- Claudio Pizzi, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences,
University of Siena, Siena, ITALY
-.Stefanelli Mario, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica,
Pavia, Pavia, ITALY
- Ryan D. Tweney, Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA
- Riccardo Viale, Fondazione Rosselli,Via San Quintino, 18/c, 10121 Torino,
- Andrea Woody, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington
Box 353350, 345 Savery Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Xiang Chen, Department of Philosophy, California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
dr. Elena Gandini
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Via A. Moro, 12
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LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Elena Gandini (elena at acrossevents.com), Riccardo Dossena
(riki.dox at libero.it), Lorenzo Magnani (lmagnani at cc.gatech.edu),
(Department of Philosophy, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Stefanelli Mario (mstefa at aim.unipv.it), Matteo Piazza (pimat at yahoo.com),
(Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Pavia,
Collegio Ghislieri, Piazza Ghislieri, 27100 PAVIA, Italy,
phone +39 0382 37861. http://www.ghislieri.it/
The Conference is sponsored by
UNIVERSITY OF PAVIA, ITALY
UNIVERSITY OF SIENA, ITALY
MIUR (Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e
CARIPLO (Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde)
HOW TO REACH PAVIA
LINATE Airport: www.sea-aeroportimilano.it/linate People arriving by
plane at LINATE should take the bus to the CENTRAL STATION of Milan (cf.
below from this Station to Pavia). In LINATE it could be convenient to
take a Taxi because the airport is close to the center of Milan.
Moreover,the bus company SGEA ( www.sgea.it ) offers six runs from
LINATE to Pavia at 9.00, 10.00, 12.00 AM and 2.00, 5.00, 8.30 PM. The
last stop is Pavia, near the station (see again our updated web page for
possible alterations of this time-table) (from Pavia to LINATE six runs
at 5.00, 7.30, 10.00 AM, 1.00, 4.00, 6.00 PM) (one hour trip; _13,00
return ticket, _8,00 one way ticket). In Pavia there is only one
station. The easiest way to reach the center of the town is to get off
at the station and than take the bus n. 3.
MALPENSA 2000 and OLD MALPENSA Airports:
www.sea-aeroportimilano.it/malpensa (usually people arrive to Malpensa
2000 and not to OLD MALPENSA): People arriving by plane at MALPENSA 2000
(also called MALPENSA 2000 Terminal 1) or at "old" MALPENSA (now called
MALPENSA NORTH but also called Malpensa 2000 Terminal 2) should take
the bus to the CENTRAL STATION of Milan. There is also a bus AND A
shuttle TRAIN (Malpensa Express) from Malpensa 2000 to the NORTH STATION
(Piazzale Cadorna) of Milan, in this case from NORTH Station you will
have to take the underground MM2 (green line) to the Central Raylway
Station: trains to Pavia leave from Central station. Moreover, the bus
company SGEA offers various runs from MALPENSA 2000 to Pavia at 9.00,
11:00 AM, 1:30 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:30, PM (from Pavia to MALPENSA 2000
and to OLD MALPENSA various runs at 7.00, 9:00, 11:00 AM, 1:00, 3:15,
5:00, 7:00 PM) (one hour and half trip; _18,00 retourn ticket, _12,00
one way ticket).
The last stop is Pavia, near the rail station.
In Pavia there is only one rail station.
The easiest way to reach the center of the town is to get off at the
station and than take the bus n. 3.
There are trains from MILAN (Central Raylway Station) to PAVIA and vice
versa about every an hour www.trenitalia.it (routes: MILAN-GENOVA;
MILAN-VENTIMIGLIA; MILAN-LA SPEZIA; MILAN-SAVONA; MILAN-SESTRI LEVANTE;
MILAN-IMPERIA; MILAN-ALBENGA; Pavia is the first stop only if the train
is not slow, that is, if it is not, in ITALIAN, "L", locale).
(see again our updated web page for possible alterations of this
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