EXTENDED DEADLINE Submission of extended abstracts, no later than January 21, 2015, cf. below

Considering EXPO Milan 2015 we suggest to book the flight reservation as soon as possible
 

MODEL-BASED REASONING
IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Models and Inferences: Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues

MBR'015_ITALY
Sestri Levante, Italy

WEB CAM: http://www.comune.sestri-levante.ge.it:94/main.htm


June 25-27, 2015

Chair: Lorenzo Magnani

(Seventh International MBR Conference)

Centro Congressi Mediaterraneo

http://www.mediaterraneo.org/english/



LINK to MBR015_ITALY MAIN PAGE



Last Updated: Dec 12,  2014

MBR COMMUNITY WEB SITE
http://www.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/cpl2/

 



 
Sponsors:

University of Pavia,

  University of Chieti/Pescara,

  Funds MIUR-PRIN 2012

Ministero dell'Università della Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologica, Italy (http://www.miur.it/

Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS)

Tipografia Commerciale Pavese, Pavia, Italy



GENERAL INFORMATION


From Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 of June 2015 (three days), the International Conference
MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
will be held at Centro Congressi Mediaterraneo in the town of Sestri Levante (Province of Genoa),
Ligurian Sea (Mediterranean Sea), Italy. The conference is promoted by the Department of Humanities,
Philosophy Section of the University of Pavia - IT (Scient. Ref Prof. Lorenzo Magnani),
and by the Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic-Quantitative Sciences of the
University of Chieti/Pescara - IT (Scient. Ref. Prof. Claudia Casadio)
.

PROCEEDINGS

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Proceedings will be published by Springer (series "SAPERE'' http://www.springer.com/series/10087)
Selected technical papers will be published in a special issue of an international journal

Final papers............................due..  September 30, 2015

INSTRUCTIONS

Previously unpublished papers in English should be sent  in LaTex  (preferably LaTeX2e
)
or DOC to the Chair (DOC and LATEX styles can be found clicking on author instructions at SAPERE web page)
MAX 18/20 pages.

In case LATEX is preferred, the use of BIBTEX is encouraged.
We encourage to prepare LaTeXed technical papers, that will be probably addressed to a Journal Special
Issue(s)


CONFERENCE SITE

Mediaterraneo Servizi srl, 
CENTRO CONGRESSI MEDIATERRANEO

(sponsored by EU, Comune di Sestri Levante, Provincia di Genova)
Via Portobello
- Convento dell’Annunziata  - Baia del Silenzio [Silence Bay]
16039 Sestri Levante (GE)  Italy
Tel. +39 0185 478600
email: info@mediaterraneo.org 
http://www.mediaterraneo.org/english/ 
map: http://liguria.angloinfo.com/maps/622/Sestri+Levante+Map.html 
 

The conference derives from an international research cooperation which is centered on the PRIN2012 Funds (Italian Ministry of University, MIUR) and it is promoted by the Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section, of the University of Pavia (Italy) and the Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic-Quantitative Sciences of the University of Chieti/Pescara (Italy). It continues the topics and traditions of past conferences "Model-Based Reasoning in Scientific Discovery" MBR'98, "Model-Based Reasoning: Scientific Discovery, Technological Innovation, and Values" MBR'01, "Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Engineering: Abduction, Visualization, and Simulation" MBR'04, and "Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Medicine", MBR06_CHINA, "Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery, MBR09_BRAZIL, "Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Theoretical and Cognitive Issues", MBR012_ITALY.

The previous volumes derived from those conferences are:

- L. Magnani, N. J. Nersessian, and P. Thagard (eds.) (1999), Model-Based Reasoning in Scientific Discovery,
  Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.
http://www.springer.com/mathematics/applications/book/978-0-306-46292-4
(Chinese edition, translated and edited by Q. Yu and T. Wang, China Science and Technology Press, Beijing, 2000).

- L. Magnani and N. J. Nersessian (eds.) (2002), Model-Based 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

P. Li, X. Chen, Z. Zhang, and H. Zhang (eds.)(2004), Science, Cognition, and Consciousness, JiangXi People's Press, Nanchang, China.
- L. Magnani and Li. Ping (eds.) (2006), Philosophical Investigations from a Perspective of Cognition, Guangdong People’s Publishing House, Guangzhou, (published in Chinese).

- L. Magnani (2006) (ed.), Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Engineering. Cognitive Science, Epistemology, Logic, College Publications, London. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Model-Based-Reasoning-Science-Engineering/dp/1904987230

- L. Magnani and P. Li (eds.) (2007), Model-Based Reasoning in Science, Technology, and Medicine, Series “Studies in Computational Intelligence”, Vol. 64, Springer, Berlin/New York. http://www.springer.com/engineering/book/978-3-540-71985-4

- L. Magnani, W. Carnielli, C. Pizzi (eds.) (2010) Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery, Series “Studies in Computational Intelligence”, Vol. 314, Springer, Heidelberg/Berlin.
http://www.springer.com/engineering/computational+intelligence+and+complexity/book/978-3-642-15222-1

- L. Magnani (ed.) (2014) Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Theoretical and Cognitive Issues, Series “Sapere”, Vol. 8, Springer, Heidelberg/Berlin. http://www.springer.com/philosophy/epistemology+and+philosophy+of+science/book/978-3-642-37427-2

Selected papers of the previous conferences were published in international journals (Philosophia, Foundations of Science, The Logic Journal of the IGPL).


DESCRIPTION


The conference will deal with the logical, epistemological, and cognitive aspects of modeling practices employed in science, technology, and cognitive science, including logical and  computational models of such practices. We solicit papers that examine the role of abduction, visualization, simulation, and other aspects in model-based reasoning from philosophical, logical, epistemological, historical, sociological, psychological, or computational perspectives. The conference is also devoted to examine the impact of Model-Based Reasoning research in the enhancement of various kinds of human cognitive skills, mental, hybrid, manipulative, etc.  

RELEVANT RESEARCH AREAS


We call for papers that cover topics pertaining to
model-based reasoning in science and human cognition as presented in the following list:

    - general theoretical and cognitive issues
    - models as fictions, distortions, credible worlds
    - models and games of make-believe
    - ontology of models
    - affordances, artifacts, and model-based reasoning
    - brain, neuroscience, and model-based reasoning
    - abduction
    - logical analyses related to model-based reasoning
    -
inferences, interaction and duality in logic and language
   
   
- 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 experiments
    - manipulative reasoning
    - distributed model-based reasoning
    - distributed cognition, embodiment, and model-based reasoning
    - models of rationality and inference patterns in decision making    

    - model-based reasoning in  scientific discovery and conceptual change
    - model-based reasoning and ethics
    - model-based reasoning and semiotics
    - model-based reasoning in scientific explanation
    - model-based medical diagnosis
    - model-based reasoning in engineering and robotics
    - model-based reasoning and technological artifacts
    - model-based reasoning and knowledge management
    - model-based reasoning and information technology
    - the role of models in scientific and technological thinking


THE CONFERENCE IS SPONSORED BY

- University of Pavia, Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section, Italy (http://www.unipv.it/)
- University of Chieti/Pescara, Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic-Quantitative Sciences, Italy (
http://www.unich.it/ )
- Research  Funds PRIN2012, MIUR (Ministero dell'Università della Ricerca Scientifica
  e Tecnologica), Italy (http://www.miur.it/): National Coordinator, L. Magnani (Unit of the University of Pavia),
  10 Research Units - University of: Pavia, Rome La Sapienza, Rome 3, Milan Cattolica, Chieti/Pescara, Pisa, Cagliari, Macerata, Trieste, Sassari.
- Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS)
 


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

- Atocha Aliseda, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
- Tommaso Bertolotti,
Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section, University of Pavia, ITALY
- Silvana Borutti,
Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section, University of Pavia, ITALY
- Otávio Bueno,
Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA
- Mirella Capozzi,
Department of Philosophy, University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Rome, ITALY
- Walter Carnielli,
Department of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences, State University of Campinas, BRAZIL
- Claudia Casadio, 
Department of Philosophy, Education and Economical-Quantitative Sciences , Università di Chieti-Pescara, ITALY
- Carlo Cellucci,
Department of Philosophy, University of Rome 'La Sapienza', Rome, ITALY
- Sanjay Chandrasekharan,
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, INDIA
- Roberto Feltrero,
Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science at UNED (Spanish Open University), Madrid, SPAIN
- Steven French,
Dept. of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
- Marcello Frixione,
Department of Communication Sciences, University of Salerno, ITALY
- Dov Gabbay,
Department of Computer Science, King's College,  London, UK
- Marcello Guarini,
Department of Philosophy, University of Windsor, CANADA
- Ricardo Gudwin, 
Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial Automation, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 
  State University of Campinas, BRAZIL

- Albrecht Heeffer,
Centre for History of Science, Ghent University, BELGIUM
- Michael Hoffmann,
School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
- Decio Krause,
Departamento de Filosofia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, BRAZIL
- Ping Li,
Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P.R. CHINA
- Giuseppe Longo,
Centre Cavaillès, République des Savoirs, CNRS, Collège de France et Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, FRANCE
  and Department of Integrative  Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston,
USA
- Angelo Loula,
Department of Exact Sciences, State University of Feira de Santana, BRAZIL
- Shangmin Luan,
Institute of Software, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. CHINA
- Rossella Lupacchini,
Università di Bologna, Bologna, ITALY
- Lorenzo Magnani,
Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section  & Computational Philosophy Laboratory, University of Pavia, ITALY
- Joke Meheus,
Vakgroep Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent, Gent, BELGIUM
- Luís Moniz Pereira,
Departamento de Informática, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Woosuk Park,
Humanities & Social Sciences, KAIST, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu Daejeon, SOUTH KOREA
- Claudio Pizzi, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, ITALY
- Demetris Portides, Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS
- Joao Queiroz,
Institute of Arts and Design. Federal University of Juiz de Fora, BRAZIL
- Shahid Rahman,
U.F.R. de  Philosophie, Université Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq, FRANCE
- Oliver Ray,
Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM  
- Colin Schmidt,
Le Mans University & ENSAM-ParisTech, FRANCE
- Gerhard Schurz,
Institute for Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine University, Frankfurt, GERMANY
- Cameron Shelley,
Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, CANADA
- Nik Swoboda,
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrd, SPAIN
- Paul Thagard,
Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, CANADA
- Barbara Tversky,
Department of Psychology, Stanford University  and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA
- Ryan D. Tweney,
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, USA
- Riccardo Viale,
Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Roma, 
   and Fondazione Rosselli, Torino, ITALY

- John Woods,
Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, CANADA


INVITED SPEAKERS AND PLENARY PRESENTATIONS


- V. Michele ABRUSCI, Department of Mathematics and Physics, University Roma Tre, Rome, ITALY
- Otávio BUENO, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA
- Claudia CASADIO, Dept. of Philosophy, Education and Economical-Quantitative Sciences , Univ. of Chieti-Pescara, ITALY
- Carlo CELLUCCI, Department of Philosophy, SAPIENZA, University, Rome , ITALY
- Sanjay CHANDRASEKHARAN, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Inst. of Fundamental Research, INDIA
- Giuseppe LONGO, Centre Cavaillès, République des Savoirs, CNRS, Collège de France et Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, FRANCE
  and Department of Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
- Lorenzo MAGNANI, Department of Philosophy & Computational Philosophy Laboratory, University of Pavia, ITALY
- Michael MOORTGAT, Utrecht University, Institute of Linguistics (OTS), Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
- Gerhard SCHURZ, Institute for Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine University, Frankfurt, GERMANY
- Sonja SMETS, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
- Leon VAN DER TORRE, Computer Science and Communication Lab, Université du Luxenbourg, LUXENBOURG



SUBMISSIONS OF PAPERS AND SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS

All submitted extended abstracts 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 60/80 contributed presentations some of 40 and others of 20 minutes.  There will be several invited presentations of 1 hour. A selected subset will be of accepted papers 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 like for example Logic Journal of the IGPS and Foundations of Science, which already hosted articles presented at MBR98, MBR01, MBR04, MBR04, MBR06_CHINA, MBR09_BRAZIL, MBR012_ITALY.

To participate to the conference authors must submit an electronic version - formatted in Microsoft Word or .RTF, or .PDF (in this last case please include source - .DOC, .TEX or other file) - of an extended abstract (total word count approximately 1000-1200). The file must also contain a 300 WORDS abstract that will be used for the conference web site/booklet.

No later than
January 21, 2015 please send electronically the extended abstract
to Prof.Lorenzo Magnan
i

lmagnani@unipv.it


SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS

No later than January 15, 2015: please send electronically a two pages symposium proposal
(3-5 presentations)
to Prof. Lorenzo Magnani
lmagnani@unipv.it
 

STUDENT GRANTS 
Students and other participants are encouraged to submit, besides the extended
abstract, an application for a grant to attend the conference.
There will be some available grants for participants in the amount of 300 euros each
one. The only condition in order to get the grant is to prove that without it,
his or her participation is impossible. Applications for grants should contain name,
affiliation, position and the reason why the grant is important for the participant.
It should be sent to
lmagnani@unipv.it  
by January 31, 2015. 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT (SWIFT TRANSFER or CREDIT CARD/PAYPAL)

(it is possible to register and to pay fees

at a later date, after March 30, see below)

Please click here


REGISTRATION FEES:


Before March  30, 2015:
          Standard:   Euro 250,00           (to participate in all the activities of the Conference Social Dinner included)
          PhD Students: Euro 150,00
          Master Students and Undergraduates: Euro 60

After  March 30, 2015:
          Standard:   Euro 300,00            (to participate in all the activities of the Conference Social Dinner Included)
          PhD Students: Euro 200,00
          Master Students and Undergraduates: 75

One day only:  Euro 100,00
Social Dinner Only: Euro 50,00

No refunds will be granted after   May 15th.
Terms & Conditions: an administration fee of Euro 75,00 will be charged for cancellations confirmed in writing by  May 15th.






ACCOMMODATION


To book a reservation please fill this accommodation form
and email it to info@mediaterraneo.org
You will receive an mail confirmation of the hotel booking
from the booking office, Mrs. Camilla Capozzi -
Mediaterraneo Servizi srl, Centro Congressi Mediaterraneo

BEFORE MARCH 31, 2015 (
even if, considering that Sestri Levante is a
touristic town, we "strongly" recommend to book the reservation as soon as possible)
.



IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline........................ Jan 21, 2015
Notification of acceptance............... March 10, 2015
Conference..................................... June 25-27, 2015
Final papers............................due..  September 30, 2015

 

PROGRAM CHAIR

Lorenzo MAGNANI
Director of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies in Philosophy
Director, Computational Philosophy Laboratory
<
http://www.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/>
De
partment of Humanities, Philosophy Section
University of Pavia,
Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Author's Webpage:
<
http://www.unipv.it/magnani>
Office: +39-0382-506283, Home: +39-0383-371067
Fax: +39-0382-23215
Email:
lmagnani@unipv.it



LOCAL ORGANIZATION COORDINATOR (Italy)

Dr. Elena GANDINI
Managing Director
Across Events
Via Olevano 136, 27100 Pavia (Italy)

Tel +39 0382
576634, Fax +39 0382 469316
Cell. +39 345 4982784, email: e.gandini@acrossevents.com
skype elegandi



LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

Lorenzo Magnani (University of Pavia)
Selene Arfini (University of Chieti/Pescara)
Pino Capuano (University of Pavia, Retired)
Tommaso Bertolotti (University of Pavia)
Elena Gandini (Across Events)
 

HOW TO REACH SESTRI LEVANTE


Considering EXPO Milan 2015 we suggest to book the flight reservation as soon as possible

PEOPLE ARRIVING FROM MILAN


From LINATE Airport (MILAN): http://www.milanolinate-airport.com/en
People arriving by plane at LINATE should take the bus to the CENTRAL STATION of Milan.

From MALPENSA TERMINAL  I and MALPENSA TERMINAL II (MILAN): http://www.milanomalpensa-airport.com/en
(usually international flights arrive to Malpensa Terminal 1 and not to MALPENSA Terminal 2, which is mainly used by low-cost
carriers such as EasyJet): People arriving by plane ay MALPENSA TERMINAL 1 or at MALPENSA TERMINAL 2 have the following options for reaching Milan Central Station:

- Bus (Malpensa Shuttle) to Milan Central Station
- Train to Milan Central Station
- Train to Milan Cadorna Station and then Underground to Central Station.
While the Bus leaves from both Terminals 1 and 2, Malpensa Train Station is located in Terminal 1 (there is a free shuttle connecting the two terminals)

From Milan Central Station several trains leave daily for Sestri Levante (mainly on the MILAN-LA SPEZIA or MILAN-SESTRI LEVANTE routes): for times and fares refer to Trenitalia’s English webpage (click on "PASSES").
The train journey from Milano to Sestri Levante takes from 2 to 3 hours (depending on whether the train is an Intercity, Regional etc).


PEOPLE ARRIVING FROM GENOA

For people landing in GENOA, the best option is to take the VOLABUS bus service from the CRISTOFORO COLOMBO airport to BRIGNOLE train station. 

WHERE TO BUY TICKETS
• Aboard the VOLABUS
• At the airport, by the AMT automatic ticket reseller or by the Tourist Information Center (IAT)
• At the AMT stores in Via d'Annunzio 8 (downtown), via Avio 9R (Sampierdarena), via Bobbio 250R (Marassi).

Monday-Friday, 08.15-15.45
• At the Tourist Information Centers downtown (Piazza De Ferrari and via Garibaldi)
• At any AMT automatic ticket reseller
• At some authorized resellers by the bus stops

• Online on www.amt.genova.it


Once in GENOA, there are frequent trains (also local) from GENOA (Porta Principe or Stazione Brignole train station, mostly from the latter) to SESTRI LEVANTE
and vice versa www.trenitalia.it.

Sestri Levante is about 35 minutes from
Genoa Railway Station.

In Sestri Levante there is only one rail station. The town is relatively small.
The easiest way to reach the center of the town and its two bays
is to get off at the station and then walk towards the beaches.