[Humanist] 28.575 events: computational linguistics; digital sociology; model-based reasoning

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 575.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Computational Philosophy Laboratory <cp-lab at unipv.it>    (156)
        Subject: EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan 21 - Model-Based Reasoning
                International Conference (MBR015_ITALY) - Call for Papers

  [2]   From:    Faith Lawrence <faith at kludge.co.uk>                       (24)
        Subject: Digital Sociology Roundtable at Goldsmiths - for those who
                may be interested

  [3]   From:    "Alexander Gelbukh (CFP)" <cfp2015a at cicling.org>          (34)
        Subject: CFP: CICLing 2015 / NLP - Egypt - Springer LNCS


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        Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:41:54 +0000
        From: Computational Philosophy Laboratory <cp-lab at unipv.it>
        Subject: EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan 21 - Model-Based Reasoning International Conference (MBR015_ITALY) - Call for Papers
        In-Reply-To: <5492B89C.7070607 at unipv.it>



             MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

   Models and Inferences: Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues

                      Chair: Lorenzo Magnani

               Sestri Levante, Italy,  June 25-27, 2015

                       Fondazione Mediaterraneo
                  http://www.mediaterraneo.org/english/
                              MBR'15_ITALY
                (Seventh International MBR Conference)

http://www-3.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/cpl/index.php?page=conferences&subpage=mbr015_italy
           http://www-3.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/courses/progra6.html

                                 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)

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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)

PROCEEDINGS

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 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-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).

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: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:45:53 +0100
        From: Faith Lawrence <faith at kludge.co.uk>
        Subject: Digital Sociology Roundtable at Goldsmiths - for those who may be interested
        In-Reply-To: <EMEW3|62af3082e469ea9097ba3b2dd9020266qBHARR14wsi-announce-bounces|ecs.soton.ac.uk|7FC8806F4F2A0C4090E9D2FB754ABB2B08BDEEC3 at SRV00049.soton.ac.uk>


Digital sociology, digital cultures, web science, data science ….
what’s the difference?

Wednesday 14 January 2015

17:00 - 19:00 (drinks reception to follow)

Small Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building

Goldsmiths, University of London

The event is organised to reflect on different and innovative digital
social science research approaches and programmes that have developed
over the past several years. From digital sociology to web science,
how is the question and challenge of digitisation being conceived and
researched? What are the key differences between approaches and their
consequences for how we do social science? Join the discussion and
debate lead by short reflections on these questions by a panel of
scholars from Goldsmiths, Warwick, Southampton and Canberra.

Chair: Evelyn Ruppert, Digital Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Panel:

Susan Halford, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton

Deborah Lupton, News & Media Research Centre, University of Canberra

Noortje Marres, Digital Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dhiraj Murthy, Digital Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Emma Uprichard, Warwick Q-Step Centre, Centre for Interdisciplinary
Methodologies, University of Warwick

Please RSVP at https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/14919999119/





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        Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:18:52 +0000
        From: "Alexander Gelbukh (CFP)" <cfp2015a at cicling.org>
        Subject: CFP: CICLing 2015 / NLP - Egypt - Springer LNCS
        In-Reply-To: <EMEW3|62af3082e469ea9097ba3b2dd9020266qBHARR14wsi-announce-bounces|ecs.soton.ac.uk|7FC8806F4F2A0C4090E9D2FB754ABB2B08BDEEC3 at SRV00049.soton.ac.uk>

        CICLing 2015

        16th Conference on 
        Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics
        + 1st Workshop on Arabic NLP / sentiment analysis

        Cairo, Egypt - April 14-20, 2015

        Springer LNCS, journals

        Deadline: Abstract January 25 then full text February 1

        www.CICLing.org/2015

TOPICS:
        All topics related to computational linguistics, 
        natural language processing, human language technologies,
        information retrieval, opinion mining, sentiment analysis, etc.

PUBLICATION: 
        LNCS - Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science;
        poster session: special issues of journals

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
        Lauri Karttunen (Stanford U.), Joakim Nivre (Uppsala U.),
        Mona Talat Diab (George Washington U.), Erik Cambria (Nanyang Tech. U.)

CULTURAL PROGRAM:
        Three days of cultural activities: 
        Giza pyramids, Old Cairo, Cairo Museum,
        pre- and post-conf tours to Luxor and/or Aswan (for separate fee)

AWARDS:
        Best paper, best student paper,
        best presentation, best poster, best software

SUBMISSION DEADLINES: 
        January 25: registration of tentative abstract / title
        (why not register your tentative abstract right now?),
        February 1: full text of the registered papers
        (contact us for late submissions)

SAFETY: 
        Yes, it is safe. More details on the webpage.

See complete CFP and contact on www.CICLing.org/2015






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