CFP: Perspectives on Scientific Error 4

Submission deadline: May 31, 2020

Conference date(s):
July 15, 2020 - July 19, 2020

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Conference Venue:

University of Turin
Castelveccana, Italy

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Due to the restrictions on traveling and academic activities, it is not clear whether the workshop "Perspectives on Scientific Error 4" (Castelveccana, 15--19 July 2020) can take place as planned. Currently, Italy is still under lockdown and it is an open question of whether the measures are loosened in time to make the workshop possible.

The organizers have therefore decided to *extend the submission deadline* until May 31, 2020. Accepted papers will remain on the program in case the workshop has to be postponed.

For the rest, we will *monitor the situation closely* and inform the community members as soon as we can make more reliable predictions. We are looking to seeing you as soon as possible in Castelveccana.

Stay tuned and submit to the workshop either way!

CfP: PERSPECTIVES ON SCIENTIFIC ERROR 2020, Turin, 15-19 July 2020


Center for Logic, Language and Cognition (LLC) University of Turin, Italy  

Location: Casa della Gioia, Castelveccana, IT (  


  • Susann Fiedler (behavioral economics and psychological methods, Max Planck Institute, Bonn)
  • Christian Hennig (statistics, University of Bologna)
  • Vincenzo Crupi (philosophy of science and psychology of reasoning, University of Turin)
  • Gerhard Schurz (philosophy of science, University of Düsseldorf)


  • Mattia Andreoletti (University of Turin): Evidence-Based Medicine: Trust, Objectivity and Statistical Evidence.
  • Fabrizio Calzavarini (University of Bergamo), Gustavo Cevolani (IMT Lucca) and Marco Viola (University of Turin and IUSS Pavia): Reverse Inference and Methodological Fallacies in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Noah van Dongen and Jan Sprenger (University of Turin): Popper’s Heritage. Methodological Bridges between Bayesian and Frequentist Inference

Following the success of the first three workshops, Perspectives on Scientific Errorworkshop will once again bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers interested in issues of scientific error. Participants will share their views on how scientific errors can be detected and corrected, how they influence scientific communities, and the perception of science as a whole.   The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • replicability of research findings
  • statistical and social reforms to address error (e.g., Bayesian vs frequentist statistics, publication practices, incentive structures)
  • evidence aggregation, meta-analysis, and evidence hierarchies
  • error propagation and error correction
  • values in science, and their impact on scientific error
  • trust in science, science denial, etc.

Please submit an extended abstract (max 1000 words) and a short abstract (max 100 words) suitable for blind review until 17 April 2020 via the EasyChair review system. The following categories are welcome:

  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Hack-a-thon

Participants should indicate in EasyChair whether they want their presentation submission, if not accepted, to be considered for the poster session. Notifications of acceptance are expected on 1 May 2020.   


  • 17 April: Submission Deadline
  • 1 May: Notification of Acceptance
  • 15-19 July: Workshop


  • Mattia Andreoletti (University of Turin)
  • Federico Boem University of Turin)
  • Noah van Dongen (University of Turin)
  • Jan Sprenger (University of Turin)

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