CFP: MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Inferential Models for Logic, Language, Cognition and Computation. 20th Anniversary

Submission deadline: April 25, 2018

Conference date(s):
October 24, 2018 - October 26, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Universidad de Sevilla and University of Pavia
Sevilla, Spain

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CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE April 25th, 2018

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             MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

     Inferential Models for Logic, Language, Cognition and Computation

                           20th Anniversary 

             Sevilla, Spain, October 24th -26th, 2018

                                 Chairs: 

Angel Nepomuceno Fernandez, Lorenzo Magnani and Francisco Salguero Lamillar                         

                             MBR18_SPAIN 

                 (Eighth International MBR Conference) 

                Central University of Seville Building

              University of Seville, Calle San Fernando 4

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

        CONGRESS WEB SITE: http://gestioneventos.us.es/go/MBR18_SPAIN

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   University of Sevilla (US): School of Philosophy (US), School of Philology (US)

                      School of Computer Sciences (US),                 

       Department of Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Sciences (US)

       Research Group on Logic, Language and Information (HUM-502- US)

  University of Pavia, Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section, Pavia, Italy 

      Italian Society of Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS)

    Sociedad de Lógica, Metodología y Filosofía de la Ciencia, Spain

                                 Lekta, Doc-fil-us

GENERAL INFORMATION

The International Conference MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY will be held at Tobacco Factory Building (University of Seville) in the town of Sevilla (Spain), from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th of October 2018. The conference is promoted by the Logic, Language and Information Group of the University of Sevilla (Spain) and the Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section and Computational Philosophy Lab of the University of Pavia (Italy).

PROCEEDINGS 

Proceedings will be published by Springer (series "SAPERE'' http://www.springer.com/series/10087). Selected technical papers will be published in one or two special issues of the Logic Journal of IGPL (https://academic.oup.com/jigpal) or in another renowned international journal.

Previously unpublished papers in English should be sent in LaTex or DOC MAX 18/20 pages. In case LATEX is preferred, the use of BIBTEX is encouraged. 

Final papers............................due... January 15th, 2019

CONFERENCE SITE

Central University of Seville Building 

http://www.andalucia.org/en/cultural-tourism/visits/sevilla/monuments/antigua-real-fabrica-de-tabacos-universidad-de-sevilla/

University of Seville

Calle San Fernando 4

41004, Sevilla, Spain

The conference derives from an international research cooperation and is promoted by the Research Group on Logic, Language and Information Group at the University of Seville and the Department of Humanities (Philosophy Section) and the Computational Philosophy Lab of the University of Pavia, (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; 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; and Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Models and Inferences: Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues MBR15_ITALY.

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. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783642152221

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/us/book/9783642374272

L. Magnani and C. Casadio (eds.) (2016), Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues, Springer, Switzerland, Series "Sapere" http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319389820

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

A recent HANDBOOK fruit of the research of the MBR community is

L. Magnani and T. Bertolotti (eds.) (2017) Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science, Springer, Switzerland http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319305257

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 on 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 history of philosophy

- 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

- Model- based reasoning and learning

- Model- based reasoning and language

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be confirmed)

Selene Arfini, Department of Philosophy, Education and Economical-Quantitive Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara and Computational Philosophy lab. University of Pavia, ITALY

Francesco Amigoni, Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione, e Bioingegneria, Milano, ITALY

Tommaso Bertolotti, Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section, University of Pavia, ITALY

Otavio Bueno, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, USA

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, Universit‡ di Chieti-Pescara, ITALY

Sanjay Chandrasekharan, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, INDIA

Sara Dell'Antonio, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, University of Trento, ITALY

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Applied Information Technology,Gˆteborg, SWEDEN

Maria Gulia Dondero, MaÓtre de recherches du FNRS, UniversitÈ de LiËge, BELGIUM

Steven French, Department of Philosophy, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Roman Frigg. London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Marcello Frixione, Department of Communication Sciences, University of Salerno, ITALY

Dov Gabbay, Department of Computer Science, King's College, London, UK

Axel Gelfert, Professor of Philosophy, Technical University of Berlin, GERMANY

Valeria Giardino, Laboratoire d'Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie - Archives Henri-Poincaré UMR 7117 CNRS - Université de Lorraine, NANCY, FRANCE

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.

Decio Krause, Departamento de Filosofia, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, FlorianÛpolis, SC, BRAZIL

Ping Li, Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P.R. CHINA

Angelo Loula, Department of Exact Sciences, State University of Feira de Santana, BRAZIL

Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section & Computational Philosophy Laboratory, University of Pavia, ITALY

Joke Meheus, Vakgroep Wijsbegeerte, Universiteit Gent, Gent, BELGIUM

Luis Moniz Pereira, Departamento de Inform·tica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PORTUGAL

Michael Moortgat, Utrecht University, Institute of Linguistics (OTS), Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS

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, UniversitÈ Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq, FRANCE

Oliver Ray, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM 

Flavia Santoiani. Dipartimento Studi Umanistici. Universit‡ di Napoli Federico II, ITALY  

Colin Schmidt, Le Mans University & ENSAM-ParisTech, FRANCE

Gerhard Schurz, Institute for Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine University, Frankfurt, GERMANY

Nora Alejandrina Schwartz, Faculty of Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Cameron Shelley, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, CANADA

Sonja Smets, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Nik Swoboda, Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad PolitÈcnica de Madrid, Madrid, SPAIN

Adam Toon, Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter, UNITED KINGDOM

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

Fernando Velazquez, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Riccardo Viale,  University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan and Herbert Simon Society, Turin, ITALY

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

LOCAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Cristina Bares. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville. SPAIN.

Alfredo Burrieza. UILLI-AT, Department of Philosophy, University of Malaga, SPAIN

Matthieu Fontaine. CFCUL, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL.

Teresa Lopez-Soto. English Language Department. University of Seville. SPAIN.

Angel Nepomuceno. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville, SPAIN.

Jose F Quesada. Department of Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence, University of Seville, SPAIN.

Francisco J. Salguero. Spanish Language, Linguistics and Theory of Literature Department, University of Seville, SPAIN.

Fernando Soler. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville. SPAIN.

INVITED SPEAKERS AND PLENARY PRESENTATIONS

Atocha Aliseda, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM),  MEXICO

Walter Carnielli, Department of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences, State University of Campinas, BRAZIL.

Hans van Ditmarsch, LORIA, Nancy. FRANCE.

Nancy J Nersessian, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA. (to be confirmed).

Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section & Computational Philosophy Laboratory, University of Pavia, ITALY.

Mario J. PÈrez, Department of Computer Sciences, European Academy of Sciences, Sevilla University, SPAIN.

Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallin University of Technology, ESTONIA / School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University. KAZAKHSTAN (to be confirmed).

Olga Pombo, Centro de Filosofia das Ciencias Universidade de Lisboa CFCUL, PORTUGAL.

Shahid Rahman, U.F.R. de Philosophie, UniversitÈ Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq, FRANCE.

Paul Thagard, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, CANADA.

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

SUBMISSIONS OF EXTENDED ABSTRACT AND SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS

All submitted extended abstracts will be carefully refereed. The precise format of the conference will be fixed once the revision process is over. We expect approximately 60/80 contributed presentations. Proposals will be reviewed and may obtain three scores: 

1) Accepted for presentation of half an hour; 

2) Accepted for poster session; 

3) Rejected

In cases 1) and 2) the complete paper may be submitted for publication.

There will be several invited presentations of 1 hour. A selected subset of accepted papers 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 Springer (Series "SAPERE" http://www.springer.com/series/10087). Moreover, another selected subset of papers will be invited for inclusion (subject to additional refereeing) in one or two special issues of the Logic Journal of IGPL or of other renowned international journals.Final papers due January 15th,2019.

EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Presentation Proposal

To participate in the conference authors must submit an electronic version (by April 25th, 2018) - (PDF sent as attached file) - of an extended abstract (total word count approximately 1000-1500). The file must also contain a 300-word abstract that will be used for the conference web site/booklet.

Deadline April 25th, 2018. Please send both abstracts electronically by EasyChair.

Symposia Proposal (intended for approx. 4-5 participants):

No later than April 25th, 2018. Please send a 2-page symposium proposal.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mbr18-spain

REGISTRATION FEES

Participation in all the activities of the Conference and Social Dinner included:

Before June 20th, 2018.

Standard:   250 euros

PhD Students and independent researchers: 150 euros

Master and Undergraduate students: 60 euros

After June 20th, 2018: 

Standard: 300 euros

PhD Students and independent researchers: 200 euros

Master and Undergraduate Students: 75 euros

One day only: 100 euros

Social Dinner Only: 40 euros

No refunds will be granted after September 20th 2018. Terms & Conditions: an administration fee of 75 euros will be charged for cancellations confirmed in writing by September 20th 2018.

METHOD OF PAYMENT: Credit card or transfer. Follow Register in congress web: http://gestioneventos.us.es/go/MBR18_SPAIN

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline (extended deadline)............................April 25th, 2018

Notification of acceptance...................May 20th, 2018

Registration discount price....................June 20th, 2018

Conference...........................................October 24th-26th, 2018

Final papers .................due... January 15th, 2019

PROGRAM CHAIRS: 

Angel Nepomuceno. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville, SPAIN (nepomuce@us.es)

Lorenzo Magnani.  Director, Computational Philosophy Laboratory http://www.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/, Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section, University of Pavia, Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, ITALY (lmagnani@unipv.it)

Francisco J. Salguero. Spanish Language, Linguistics and Theory of Literature Department, University of Seville, SPAIN (salguero@us.es)

LOCAL ORGANIZATION COORDINATOR 

Cristina Bares-Gomez mbr18@us.es 

LOCAL AND ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

Selene Arfini, Department of Philosophy, Education and Economical-Quantitive Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara and Computational Philosophy lab. University of Pavia, ITALY

Cristina Bares. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville, SPAIN

Tommaso Bertolotti, Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section, University of Pavia, ITALY

Alfredo Burrieza. UILLI-AT, Department of Philosophy, University of Malaga, SPAIN

Matthieu Fontaine. CFCUL, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Andres Cordon. Department of Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence, University of Sevilla, SPAIN

Emilio Gomez-Caminero. IES. SPAIN

Nino Guallart. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville, SPAIN

Diego Jimenez. Spanish Language, Linguistics and Theory of Literature Department, University of Seville, SPAIN

Teresa Lopez-Soto. English Language Department, University of Seville, SPAIN

Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Humanities, Philosophy Section & Computational Philosophy Laboratory, University of Pavia, ITALY

Angel Nepomuceno. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville, SPAIN

Jose Luis Pro. Department of Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence, University of Seville, SPAIN

Jose F Quesada. Department of Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence, University of Seville, SPAIN

RocÌo Ramirez Maraver. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville, SPAIN

Francisco J. Salguero. Spanish Language, Linguistics and Theory of Literature Department, University of Seville, SPAIN

Pablo Sierra. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville, SPAIN

Fernando Soler. Department of Logic, Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, University of Seville, SPAIN

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