[Humanist] 28.435 events: model-based reasoning

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 435.
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        Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:46:48 +0000
        From: Computational Philosophy Laboratory <cp-lab at unipv.it>
        Subject: Model-Based Reasoning International Conference (MBR015_ITALY) - Call for Papers
        In-Reply-To: <54489A7A.5020807 at unipv.it>




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             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

DEADLINE: Jan 2, 2015

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

                                 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)

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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