FW: MBR04 Last Call for Paper

From: Cunningham, Donald J. (cunningh@indiana.edu)
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 06:33:18 PST


Might be of interest.......djc

Don Cunningham
Indiana University

Subject: MBR04 Last Call for Paper

LAST CALL - Deadline May 1st, 2004
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        MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
            ABDUCTION, VISUALIZATION, AND SIMULATION

                            MBR'04

               Pavia, Italy, December 16-18, 2004

         Chairs: Lorenzo Magnani and Nancy J. Nersessian

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                      Up-to date information
               on the conference will be found at
       http://www.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/courses/progra1.html

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GENERAL INFORMATION

From Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 December 2004 (three days) the
International Conference
"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:

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
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).

PROGRAM

The conference will deal with the logical, epistemological, 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:

- abduction
- 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

INVITES SPEAKERS WHO ALREADY ACCEPTED TO GIVE
A PRESENTATION AT MBR'04

- Atocha Aliseda, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas Universidad
  Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, MEXICO
- Lawrence W. Barsalou,Department of Psychology,Emory University
  Atlanta, GA, USA
- Diderik Batens, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science,
  Universiteit Gent, Ghent, BELGIUM
- Walter Carnielli, CLEHC State University of Campinas - UNICAMP,
   Campinas, SP, Brazil
- Balakrishnan Chandrasekaran, Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence
Research,
  Department of Computer and Information Sience, Columbus, OH, USA.
- Kenneth D. Forbus, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science and
Education,
  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
- Dov Gabbay, Department of Computer Science, King's College, London, UK
- David Gooding, Science Studies Centre, Department of Psychology
  University of Bath, Bath, UK
- Mary Hegarty, Department of Psychology, University of California,
  Santa Barbara, CA, USA
- Theo A.F. Kuipers, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Groningen,
  Groningen, NETHERLANDS
- Michael Leyton, DIMACS, Busch Campus, Rutgers University,
  New Brunswick, NJ, USA
- Li Ping, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, P.R.CHINA
- Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Philosophy, University of Pavia,
  Pavia, ITALY and Baruch College, The City University of New York,
  New York, USA
- Nancy J. Nersessian, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of
  Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
- Claudio Pizzi, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences,
  University of Siena, Siena, ITALY
- Qiming Yu, Department of Philosophy, Central University for Nationalities,
   Bejing, P.R. CHINA
- Friedrich Steinle, Max-Planck-Institut, Berlin, GERMANY
- 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

SUBMISSIONS OF PAPERS

All submitted papers 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 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 international journals.

Authors must submit
an electronic version - formatted in Microsoft Word or RTF,
PS or PDF ( in this last case 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 than

May 1, 2004

Please send electronically the extended abstract
to the Prof. Magnani at the address
lmagnani@cc.gatech.edu
(if the previous address does not work please use lorenzo.magnani@unipv.it)

A RIGID LAW ON PRIVACY IN ITALY DOES NOT FAVOR MORE COMFORTABLE
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS OF

PAYMENTS
(CONFERENCE AND ACCOMMODATION FEES), SORRY.
PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS INDICATED BELOW.

REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION

PLEASE REGISTER by email
lmagnani@cc.gatech.edu (or lorenzo.magnani@unipv.it),
fax or air mail by
sending the PROGRAM CHAIR Lorenzo Magnani first and last name, function,
institution, full
address, phone, fax and email.
For information about paper submission and the program that is not
available on the web site, please contact the program chair.

Registration Fees:

Before October 15, 2004:

          Standard: Euro 180,00 (to participate in all the
activities of the Conference Social Dinner included)

          Phd Students: Euro 120,00

          Students (Undergraduates): Free

After October 15, 2004:

          Standard: Euro 240,00 (to participate in all the
activities of the Conference Social Dinner Included)

          Phd Students: Euro 160,00

          Students (Undergraduates): Free

One day only: Euro 100,00

No refunds will be granted after November 1st

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:

SWIFT TRANSFER

Bank (Swift) Transfer to BANCA REGIONALE EUROPEA S.p.A
BRANCH PAVIA - Sede
SWIFT BREUITM2 301
Bank Code 06906.11301
CIN V
Acc. n. 43008 COMITATO CONVEGNI E. W. I. C.
IBAN: IT32V0690611301000000043008.
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
elena@acrossevents.com).
If you prefer, you can mail an international check to
CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE E-CAP2004_ITALY,
Dipartimento di Filosofia, Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy .

ACCOMMODATION

To book a reservation please fill and fax to
+39-0382-23215 the ACCOMMODATION FORM
you will find in the Conference Web Site
http://www.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/courses/progra1.html
(to dr. Elena Gandini Local Organizer).
POSSIBLY BEFORE NOVEMBER 10, 2003.
For information please email Elena Gandini, Local Organizer
elena who-is-at acrossevents.com.
Please do not send email messages containing your credit card data.

All accommodation is hotel-based with en-suite facilities
(the prices are per room per day).

Hotel Moderno ****Euro 103,00 (single b&b) Euro138,00 (double b&b)

Hotel Ariston *** Euro 80,00(single) Euro 110,00 (double), Breakfast Euro
10,00

Hotel Excelsior *** Euro 50,00(single) Euro 73,00(double)
                               Euro 62,00(D/S) breakfast Euro 6,00

Hotel Ritz*** Euro 65,00 (single b&b) Euro 87,00 (double b&b)

Hotel Excelsior (from the station walk east)
Hotel Moderno (from the station walk north)
Hotel Ritz (San Genesio-PV); an Hotel bus service is available.
To reach Hotel Ariston take the bus n. 3 or taxi.

If the Hotels above will be completely booked other Hotels are available,
in this last case please email
dr. Elena Gandini Local Organizer e-mail: elena@acrossevents.com

PENALTY
In case of no show the Hotels will charged you their own penalty. For further
information, please contact our local organiser Elena Gandini
elena who-is-at acrossevents.com.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline.....................May 1, 2004
Notification of acceptance..............Aug 30, 2004
Conference............................. Dec 16-18, 2004
Final papers......................due.. February 15, 2005

PROGRAM CHAIR

Lorenzo MAGNANI

Department of Philosophy and Computational Philosophy Laboratory
University of Pavia, Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Office: +39-0382-506283, Home: +39-0383-371067
Fax: +39-0382-23215
&
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
Email: lmagnani@unipv.it, lmagnani@cc.gatech.edu

PROGRAM CO-CHAIR

Nancy J. NERSESSIAN (Program Co- Chair)
Professor of Cognitive Science
Program in Cognitive Science
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0280
Phone: 404-894-1232
FAX: 404-894-2970
Email: nancyn@cc.gatech.edu

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

- Atocha Aliseda, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas Universidad
  Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, MEXICO
  - Diderik Batens, Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science,
  Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium
- Walter Carnielli,Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of
Science - CLEHC
  State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Campinas, SP, Brazil
- Simon Colton, Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  180 Queens Gate, London SW7 2BZ, United Kingdom
- Roberto Cordeschi, Department of Communication Sciences, University of
Salerno,
  Salerno , ITALY
- Kenneth D. Forbus, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Computer Science and
  Education, Northwestern University, 1890 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL,
60201, USA
- Dov Gabbay, Department of Computer Science, King's College, London, UK
- Ronald N. Giere, Department of Philosophy, 831 Heller Hall
  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA 55455
- David Gooding, Science Studies Centre, Department of Psychology
  University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
- Elke Kurz-Milcke, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  801 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0280, USA
- Michael Leyton, Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer
Science
  (DIMACS), Busch Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08854. USA
- Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Philosophy, University of Pavia,
  Pavia, ITALY and Baruch College, The City University of New York,
  New York, USA
- Nancy J. Nersessian, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of
  Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
- Wendy C. Newstetter, Director of Learning Sciences Research
  Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering,
  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, UniversitÓ di
  Pavia, Pavia, ITALY
- Ryan D. Tweney, Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University
  Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA
- Riccardo Viale, Fondazione Rosselli,Via San Quintino, 18/c, 10121 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
  Box 353350, 345 Savery Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
- Xiang Chen, Department of Philosophy, California Lutheran University
  Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

LOCAL ORGANIZER

dr. Elena Gandini
Across Events s.r.l.
Via A. Moro, 12
27021 Bereguardo (PV) Italy
mobile +39 349 55 41 915
e-mail: elena@acrossevents.com
www.acrossevents.com

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Elena Gandini (elena@acrossevents.com), Riccardo Dossena
(riki.dox@libero.it), Lorenzo Magnani (lmagnani@cc.gatech.edu),
(Department of Philosophy, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Stefanelli Mario (mstefa@aim.unipv.it), Matteo Piazza (pimat@yahoo.com),
(Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, UniversitÓ di Pavia, Pavia,
Italy)

CONFERENCE SITE:

Collegio Ghislieri, Piazza Ghislieri, 27100 PAVIA, Italy,
phone +39 0382 37861. http://www.ghislieri.it/

The Conference is sponsored by
UNIVERSITY OF PAVIA, ITALY
UNIVERSITY OF SIENA, ITALY
MIUR (Ministero dell'UniversitÓ e della Ricerca Scientifica e
Tecnologica), ITALY
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 from 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 ) offers six runs from LINATE to Pavia at

9.00, 10.00, 12.00 AM and 2.00, 5.00, 8.30 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, 4.00, 6.00 PM) (one

hour trip; _13,00 return ticket, _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:
www.sea-aeroportimilano.it/malpensa (usually people arrive 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

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 ticket, _12,00 one way ticket).
The last stop is Pavia, near the rail station.

In Pavia there is only one rail 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.

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).

(see again our updated web page for possible alterations of this time-table)



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