IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
ABDUCTION, VISUALIZATION, AND SIMULATION
Pavia, Italy, December 16-18, 2004
From Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 December 2004
"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:
N. J. Nersessian (eds.) (2002),
Reasoning. Science, Technology, Values,
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York. http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/0-306-47244-9
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. http://www.wkap.nl/prod/b/0-306-46292-3
(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,
and cognitive aspects
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 reasoning
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
INVITED SPEAKERS WHO ALREADY ACCEPTED TO GIVE
A PRESENTATION AT MBR'04
SUBMISSIONS OF PAPERS and SYMPOSIA PROPOSAL
All submitted papers will be carefully refereed.
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
Authors must submit
an electronic version - formatted in Microsoft Word or RTF,
PS or PDF ( in this last 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 thanJune 20, 2004
to the Prof. Magnani at the address
two pages symposium proposal
(3-5 presentations) to the Prof. Magnani at the address
REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION
PLEASE by email, fax or air mail by
sending to PROGRAM CHAIR Lorenzo Magnani first and last name,
function, institution, full address, phone, fax and email.
Before October 15, 2004:
(to participate in all the activities of the Conference
Social Dinner and Reception included)
Phd Students: Euro 120,00
Students (Undergraduates): Free
After October 15, 2004:
(to participate in all the activities of the Conference
Social Dinner and Reception Included)
Phd Students: Euro 160,00
Students (Undergraduates): Free
One day only: Euro 100,00
No refunds will be granted after December
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
If you prefer, you can mail an international check to
CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE MBR04,
Dipartimento di Filosofia, Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy .
To book a reservation please fill and fax this
ACCOMMODATION FORM to
+39-0382-23215 (dr. Elena Gandini Local Organizer).
POSSIBLY BEFORE NOV 1, 2004.
For further information please email Elena Gandini Local Organizer
Please do not send email messages containing your credit card data.
In case of no show the Hotels will charged you their
own penalty. For further information, please contact the
local organiser Elena Gandini firstname.lastname@example.org.
A very limited number of less expensive rooms is
in the several Colleges (some of them historical) of the ancient University of Pavia.
If the Hotels above will be completely booked other Hotels
in this last case please email
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deadline..............................June 20 2004
Notification of acceptance.....................15 Sept 2004
Conference............................................16-18 Dec 2004
Final papers............................due.........15 Feb 2005
Department of Philosophy and Computational
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
- Atocha Aliseda, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas
Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, MEXICO
- Diderik Batens, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science,
Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
- Walter Carnielli, CLEHC State University of Campinas - UNICAMP,
Campinas, SP, Brazil
- Simon Colton, Department of Computing, Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom
- Roberto Cordeschi, Department of Communication Sciences,
University of Salerno, Salerno , ITALY
- Kenneth D. Forbus, Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL, USA
- Dov Gabbay, Department of Computer Science, King's College, London, UK
- Ronald N. Giere, Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
- David Gooding, Science Studies Centre, Department of Psychology
University of Bath, Bath, UK
- Elke Kurz-Milcke, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA, USA
- Michael Leyton, DIMACS Busch Campus, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
- Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Philosophy, University of Pavia,
Pavia, ITALY and Baruch College, The City University of New York,
New York, USA
- Wendy C. Newstetter, 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, Università di
Pavia, Pavia, ITALY
- Ryan D. Tweney, Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH, USA
- Riccardo Viale, Lascomes (Laboratory of Cognitive, Methodological and Socio-Economic Sciences) -
Fondazione Rosselli, Torino, Italy
- John Woods, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia,
Vancouver and Department of Computer Science, King's College, London, UK
- Andrea Woody, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
- Xiang Chen, Department of Philosophy, California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
dr. Elena Gandini
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LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
(firstname.lastname@example.org), Lorenzo Magnani (email@example.com),
(Department of Philosophy, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Stefanelli Mario (firstname.lastname@example.org), Matteo Piazza (email@example.com),
(Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Collegio Ghislieri, Piazza Ghislieri, 27100
phone +39 0382 37861. http://www.ghislieri.it/
The Conference is sponsored by
UNIVERSITY OF PAVIA, ITALY
UNIVERSITY OF SIENA, ITALY
COMUNE DI PAVIA
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 fron 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, click on LINEE TURISTICHE)
offers six runs from LINATE to Pavia at
9.00, 10.00, 12.00 AM and 2.00, 3.30, 5.00, 8.30 10.30 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, 2.00, 4.00, 6.00, 8.00 PM)
(one hour trip; EURO 13,00 return ticket, EURO 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 :
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 (www.sgea.it, click on LINEE TURISTICHE) 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 tiket, €12,00 one way ticket).
The last stop is Pavia, near the station (see again our updated web page for possible alterations
of this time-table) In Pavia there is only onestation.
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).
In Pavia there is only one railway
The easiest way to reach the
center of the town is to get off at the station and than take the bus
For any further information do not hesitate to
our local organizer,
Elena Gandini at firstname.lastname@example.org