[Humanist] 28.297 events: model-based reasoning; TEI & DHCS; hidden histories

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Aug 28 07:46:18 CEST 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 297.
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  [1]   From:    Computational Philosophy Laboratory <cp-lab at unipv.it>    (131)
        Subject: Model-Based Reasoning International Conference
                (MBR015_ITALY) - Call for Papers

  [2]   From:    Martin Mueller <martinmueller at northwestern.edu>           (19)
        Subject: TEI and DHCS programs and early registration for TEI
                conference

  [3]   From:    "Matthew.Paskins" <matthew.paskins at OPEN.AC.UK>            (15)
        Subject: Call for Papers: Hidden histories of things: genealogies of
                the non-human


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        Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:25:57 +0000
        From: Computational Philosophy Laboratory <cp-lab at unipv.it>
        Subject: Model-Based Reasoning International Conference (MBR015_ITALY) - Call for Papers
        In-Reply-To: <53FDE4CF.6090603 at unipv.it>


MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Models and Inferences: Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues

MBR'15_ITALY
(Seventh International MBR Conference)

http://www-3.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/cpl/index.php?page=conferences&subpage=mbr015_italy

Sestri Levante, Italy,  June 25-27, 2015

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

Chair: Lorenzo Magnani

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/)

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

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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)

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 458066
Fax  +39 0185 42663
email: info at 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 by 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, MBR12_ITALY

The previous volumes derived from those conferences are:

L. Magnani, N. J. Nersessian, and P. Thagard (eds.) (1999), Model-BasedReasoning 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).

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.

L. Magnani (ed.) (2014) Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology.
Theoretical and Cognitive Issues, Series “Sapere”, Vol. 8, Springer,
Heidelberg/Berlin.

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

PROGRAM

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

[...]



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        Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:46:13 +0000
        From: Martin Mueller <martinmueller at northwestern.edu>
        Subject: TEI and DHCS programs and early registration for TEI conference
        In-Reply-To: <53FDE4CF.6090603 at unipv.it>

The sites for the 2014 TEI conference (http://tei.northwestern.edu) and
the 2014  Chicago DHCS Colloquium ((http://tei.northwestern.edu) now
contain lists of the accepted papers. A schedule will follow in early
September.

If you want to take advantage of the Early Registration discount for the
TEI conference, please remember that the deadline is August 31.

The TEI and DHCS conferences overlap in time and place and share some
programming. The major shared topic is prompted by the imminent release of
25,000 EEBO TCP texts into the public domain followed by another 45,000
texts in 2020. The availability of this large and comprehensive digital
corpus to anybody, anywhere, anytime is likely to be a consequential event
for Early Modern Studies. I am delighted to report that we have received a
diverse and excellent set of papers about this topic. For folks who have
an interest in the fate of Early Modern Studies in a digital world, the
shared programming of the TEI Conference and DHCS Colloquium will be a
good opportunity to inform themselves about what is going on.

Martin Mueller, Chair, 2014 TEI and DHCS Program Committee
Professor emeritus of English and Classics
Northwestern University



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        Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:28:36 +0000
        From: "Matthew.Paskins" <matthew.paskins at OPEN.AC.UK>
        Subject: Call for Papers: Hidden histories of things: genealogies of the non-human
        In-Reply-To: <53FDE4CF.6090603 at unipv.it>


Call for Papers: Hidden histories of things: genealogies of the non-human
Venue: Institute of Making, University College London
Date: 26 January 2015

UCL’s Institute of Making http://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/  is a creative space for those interested in materials and the made world, providing a location for investigation, research and play with an enormous variety of materials.  The Open University’s Commodity Histories<http://www.commodityhistories.org/> project  focuses on the histories of a wide range of commodities that have become an indispensable aspect of people’s daily lives throughout the world, providing a forum for new research in the field.

They have come together to propose an interdisciplinary workshop on the hidden histories of the non-human, understood in its widest sense to include materials, objects, animals, plants and natural phenomena.

Overwhelmingly, research on the non-human, whether stressing collaborative relationships between things and humans or conversely the intractability and resistance of certain properties of the non-human to human will and control, tends to focus on the contemporary world. This one-day workshop takes a step back and aims to explore how the histories of materials and non-human phenomena might inform our understanding of their present workings and future potentialities. It views history as a creative process, capable of suggesting new possibilities by revealing hidden stories and episodes from the past. We invite papers that range across the entire spectrum of the non-human and that problematise the present by asking new questions of the connected past. Papers may, for instance, explore:

•         biographies of materials, plants, or commodities, outlining their various connectivities and agencies
•         the complex journeys of particular artefacts from past to present
•         how natural phenomena such as weather and climate have been understood in different historical periods
•         animal-human relationships in historical context
•         the environmental and cultural consequences of the production of particular materials or minerals over time

Papers that deal with materials and natural phenomena in ‘unfamiliar’ spatial settings, e.g. locations in Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and Latin America, are particularly welcome as are abstracts from early career researchers and PhD students.

Papers will be circulated in advance of the workshop. Registration requests and abstracts of 300 words should be sent to matthew.paskins at open.ac.uk by Monday 6th October 2014.

Conference organisers: Sandip Hazareesingh (OU), Sarah Wilkes (UCL), Mat Paskins (OU)
-- The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302). The Open University is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.





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