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    Apologies for Multiple Postings Deadline: May 1st, 2009 ********************************************************************** MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE
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      Apologies for Multiple Postings
      Deadline: May 1st, 2009

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      MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


      Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery


      MBR'09_BRAZIL

      (Fifth International MBR Conference)


      Campinas, Brazil, December 17-19, 2009

      Chairs: Lorenzo Magnani and Walter Carnielli


      http://www.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/mbr09.php



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

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      GENERAL INFORMATION


      From Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 December 2009 (three days), the
      International Conference MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
      will be held at the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP - in the
      town of Campinas, SP, Brazil.

      The conference derives from a research cooperation between the Centre
      for Logic, Epistemology and the History Science of the State University
      of Campinas - UNICAMP, the Department of Philosophy of the University of
      Pavia (Italy) and the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences of
      the University of Siena. The conference derives from a research
      cooperation between the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP, the
      Department of Philosophy of the University of Pavia (Italy) and the
      department of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the University of Siena
      (Italy) and continues the themes both of the 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.

      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).

      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

      CONFERENCE SITE

      December 17:

      Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science – CLE, State
      University of Campinas – UNICAMP, P.O. Box 6133 13083-970 Campinas -SP,
      Brazil: details will be given in the second call for papers.
      There will be a bus on December 17 morning from Royal Palm Tower to the
      UNICAMP Campus and back to the Hotel in the evening of the same day

      December 18 and 19:

      Royal Palm Tower
      Av. Royal Palm Plaza, 277 - Jd Nova Califórnia
      Campinas/São Paulo Zip code 13.051-092 - Brazil
      Phone: (55 19) 2117-8000
      Reservations: (55 19) 2117-8002 / 0800-727-6925
      São Paulo office: (55 11) 5505-1812
      http://www.theroyal.com.br/index.php?id=13&L=1

      PROGRAM

      The conference will deal with the logical, epistemological, and
      cognitive aspects of modeling practices employed in science 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, 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, manipulatory,
      etc.

      RELEVANT RESEARCH AREAS


      We call for papers that cover topics pertaining to
      model-based reasoning in science and human cognition from the following
      list:

      - affordances, artifacts, and model-based reasoning
      - brain, neuroscience, and model-based reasoning
      - abduction
      - logical analyses related to model-based reasoning
      - 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
      - manipulative reasoning
      - distributed model-based reasoning
      - distributed cognition, embodiment, and model-based reasoning
      - 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


      THE CONFERENCE IS SPONSORED BY

      Brazilian Logic Society (http://www.cle.unicamp.br/sbl/ )
      Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science – CLE
      of the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil
      (http://www.cle.unicamp.br/index.php/)
      Project ConsRel- Logical Consequence and Combinations of Logics, Brazil
      (http://consrel.iv.fapesp.br/)
      University of Pavia, Department of Philosophy, Italy (http://www.unipv.it/)
      University of Siena, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Italy
      (http://www.unisi.it/ )
      MIUR (Ministero dell'Università della Ricerca Scientifica e
      Tecnologica), Italy (http://www.miur.it/)


      PROGRAM COMMITTEE

      - Atocha Aliseda, Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas, Universidad
      Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
      - Silvana Borutti, Department of Philosophy, University of Pavia, ITALY
      - Eduardo Bustos, Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science
      at UNED (Spanish Open University), Madrid, SPAIN
      - Walter Carnielli, Department of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy
      and Human Sciences, State University of Campinas, BRAZIL
      - Marcelo Esteban Coniglio, Department of Philosophy, Institute of
      Philosophy and Human Sciences, State University of Campinas, BRAZIL
      - Itala D'Ottaviano, Department of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy
      and Human Sciences, State University of Campinas, BRAZIL
      - Roberto Cordeschi, Department of Philosophy, "La Sapienza" University
      of Rome, ITALY
      - Roberto Feltrero, Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of
      Science at UNED (Spanish Open University), Madrid, SPAIN
      - Marcello Frixione, Department of Communication Sciences, University of
      Salerno, ITALY
      - Michel Ghins, Institut Superieur de Philosophie, Universite de
      Louvain, BELGIUM
      - David Gooding, Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK
      - Mike E. Gorman, Technology, Culture & Communications, SEAS University
      of Virginia, USA
      - 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
      - Viorel Guliciuc, Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava, ROMANIA
      - Michael Leyton, Psychology Department, and DIMACS Center for Discrete
      Mathematics, & Theoretical Computer Science, Rutgers University, USA
      - Mamede Lima-Marques, Departamento de Ciencias da Informacao e
      Documentacao, Universidade de Brasília, BRAZIL
      - Angelo Loula, Department of Exact Sciences, State University of Feira
      de Santana, BRAZIL
      - Shangmin Luan, Institute of Software, The Chinese Academy of Sciences,
      Beijing, P.R. CHINA
      - Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Philosophy & Computational Philosophy
      Laboratory, University of Pavia, ITALY
      - Cezar Augusto Mortari, Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFSC
      Florianopolis, Brazil
      - Claudio Pizzi, Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences,
      University of Siena, Siena, ITALY
      - Joao Queiroz, Department of Computer Engineering and Industrial
      Automation (DCA) School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
      State University of Campinas, BRAZIL
      - Lucia Santaella, Center of Research in Digital Media, Sao Paulo
      Catholic University (PUCSP), BRAZIL
      - Gerhard Schurz, Institute for Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine University,
      GERMANY
      - Cameron Shelley, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo,
      Waterloo, CANADA
      - Colin Schmidt, Institut d'Informatique Claude Chappe, University of Le
      Mans, FRANCE
      - Frank Thomas Sautter, Department of Philosophy, University of Santa
      Maria, BRAZIL
      - Paul Thagard, Director of the Cognitive Science Program, and
      University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo, CANADA
      - Barbara Tversky, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, USA
      - Jon Williamson, Philosophy, School of European Culture and Languages,
      University of Kent, UK
      - John Woods, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia,
      CANADA
      - Woosuk Park, Humanities and Social Sciences, KAIST, Guseong-dong,
      Yuseong-gu Daejeon, SOUTH KOREA



      INVITED SPEAKERS AND PLENARY PRESENTATIONS (to be completed)

      - Walter Carnielli, Department of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy
      and Human Sciences, State University of Campinas, BRAZIL
      - Simon Colton, Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, UK
      - Dov Gabbay, King's College, London, UK
      - Jairo José da Silva, Department of Mathematics, Unesp-Rio Claro, R.
      Dez, 2527, Rio Claro, SP, BRAZIL
      - Michael Leyton, Psychology Department, and DIMACS Center for Discrete
      Mathematics, & Theoretical Computer Science, Rutgers
      University, USA
      - Lorenzo Magnani, Department of Philosophy & Computational Philosophy
      Laboratory, University of Pavia, ITALY
      - Mamede Lima-Marques, Departamento de Ciencias da Informacao e
      Documentacao, Universidade de Brasília, BRAZIL
      - Rohit Parikh, CS, Math, Philosophy, Brooklyn College and CUNY Grad
      Center, Ney York, US
      - Paul Thagard, Director of the Cognitive Science Program, and
      University Research Chair at the University of Waterloo, CANADA
      - John Woods, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia,
      CANADA


      SUBMISSIONS OF PAPERS AND SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS

      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 60 contributed presentations
      some of 40 and others of 20 minutes. There will be several invited
      presentations of 1 hour. A selected subset will be of accepted papers
      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 like for example Logic Journal of the IGPS and Foundations of
      Science, which already hosted articles presented at MBR98, MBR01, and MBR04.

      To participate to the conference authors must submit an electronic
      version - formatted in Microsoft Word or .RTF, or .PDF (in this last
      case please include source - .DOC, .TEX or other file) - of an extended
      abstract (total word count approximately 1000-1200). The file must also
      contain a 300 WORDS abstract that will be used for the conference web
      site/booklet.

      No later than May 1, 2009 please send electronically the extended abstract
      to the Prof. Lorenzo Magnani at the address
      lmagnani@...
      AND
      to Prof. Walter Carnielli at carniell@...


      SYMPOSIA PROPOSALS

      No later than July 31, 2009. Please send electronically a two pages
      symposium proposal
      (3-5 presentations)
      to the Prof. Lorenzo Magnani at the address
      lmagnani@...
      AND
      to Prof. Walter Carnielli
      carniell@...



      REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION

      Please Register by sending an email to Lorenzo MAGNANI
      lmagnani@... Please indicate 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 chairs.


      REGISTRATION FEES:

      Before October 15, 2009:
      Standard: Euro 180,00 (to participate in all the
      activities of the Conference Social Dinner included)
      Phd Students: Euro 120,00
      Master Students and Undergraduates: Free

      After October 15, 2009:
      Standard: Euro 220,00 (to participate in all the
      activities of the Conference Social Dinner Included)
      Phd Students: Euro 150,00
      Master Students and Undergraduates: Free

      One day only: Euro 75,00

      No refunds will be granted after December 1st.
      Terms & Conditions: an administration fee of Euro 75,00 will be charged
      for cancellations confirmed in writing by December 1st.



      METHOD OF PAYMENT:

      I: SWIFT TRANSFER

      Bank (Swift) Transfer to BANCA REGIONALE EUROPEA S.p.A
      Branch Pavia - Sede
      Banca Regiornale Europea
      Strada Nuova 61 C –27100 –Pavia- Italy
      SWIFT BLOPIT22XXX
      Bank Code 06906.11301
      CIN K
      Acc. n. 46719 COMITATO CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE MBR '09 - BRAZIL
      IBAN: IT08K0690611301000000046719
      please indicate CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE MBR09
      The wire has to be effected with charge "OUR".
      Please ask your BANK to clearly indicate in the order of payment
      your first and last NAME.
      In case of problems please contact Pino Capuano, Local Administrator
      email: emdip14@....
      If you prefer, you can mail an international check to
      INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MBR09_BRAZIL,
      Dipartimento di Filosofia, Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy .


      II: CREDIT CARD:
      details will be added to the third call for papers and in the web site


      ACCOMMODATION

      To book a reservation please call (or check the web site)

      PREFERABLY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

      Royal Palm Tower
      Av. Royal Palm Plaza, 277 - Jd Nova Califórnia
      Campinas/São Paulo Zip code 13.051-092 - Brazil
      Phone: (55 19) 2117-8000
      Reservations: (55 19) 2117-8002 / 0800-727-6925
      São Paulo office: (55 11) 5505-1812
      http://www.theroyal.com.br/index.php?id=13&L=1
      Single (01 person) R$ 205,00 = Euro 63
      Double or Twin (02 persons) R$ 230,00 = Euro 70
      Breakfast: R$ 18,00 (open to non-guests as well) Euro 5,50
      Meal (Lunch or dinner) R$ 49,00= Euro 15


      ADDITIONAL (CLOSELY RELATED) HOTELS:

      1) Hotel Opala Barao
      Rua Barao de jaguara, 1136- Downtown Campinas, SP
      Tel: (+55)(19) 3202-4999 - Fax: (+55)(19)3234-7114
      http://www.hotelopalabarao.com.br/

      2) Hotel Park Tower
      R. Duque de Caxias, 443- Downtown Campinas, SP
      Tel: (+55)(019) 3737-5400 Fax: (+55)(019) 3232-6832
      Toll Free : 0800-7701755 Email: parktower@...
      http://www.parktower.com.br/home.php

      3) Ibis Campinas Av. Aquidaban, 440 -Downtown Campinas, SP
      Tel: (+55)(19) 3731-2300 - Fax: (+55)(19)3731-2310
      e-mail: h5469.reservas@...
      http://www.accorhotels.com.br/guiahoteis/ibis/hotel_main.asp?cd_hotel=126

      If the Hotels above will be completely booked please email
      dr. Alexandre Costa Leite <costaleite@...>



      IMPORTANT DATES

      Submission deadline........................May 1, 2009
      Notification of acceptance...............Aug 30, 2009
      Conference..................................... Dec 17-19, 2009
      Final papers............................due.. February 15, 2010




      PROGRAM CHAIRS

      Lorenzo MAGNANI
      Director of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies in Philosophy
      Director, Computational Philosophy Laboratory
      <http://www.unipv.it/webphilos_lab/>
      Department of Philosophy,
      University of Pavia,
      Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
      Author's Webpage:
      <http://www.unipv.it/magnani>
      Office: +39-0382-506283, Home: +39-0383-371067
      Fax: +39-0382-23215
      Email: lmagnani@...


      Walter CARNIELLI
      Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science – CLE
      State University of Campinas – UNICAMP
      P.O. Box 6133 13083-970 Campinas -SP, Brazil
      Phone: (+55) (19) 3788-6519
      Fax: (+55) (19) 3289-3269
      Email: carniell@...
      Website: http://www.cle.unicamp.br/prof/carnielli


      LOCAL ORGANIZATION COORDINATORS (Brazil)

      Walter CARNIELLI carniell@... and Alexandre COSTA LEITE
      costaleite@...
      Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science – CLE
      State University of Campinas – UNICAMP
      P.O. Box 6133 13083-970 Campinas -SP, Brazil
      Phone: (+55) (19) 3788-6519
      Fax: (+55) (19) 3289-3269


      LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEES

      BRAZIL
      Walter Carnielli (State University of Campinas – UNICAMP)
      Itala D'Ottaviano (State University of Campinas – UNICAMP)
      Alexandre Costa Leite (State University of Campinas – UNICAMP)
      Juliana Bueno-Soler (State University of Campinas – UNICAMP)
      ITALY
      Lorenzo Magnani (University of Pavia)
      Emanuele Bardone (University of Pavia)
      Tommaso Bertolotti (University of Pavia)
      Nicola Bolognini (University of Pavia)


      HOW TO REACH Royal Palm Tower - HOW TO REACH UNICAMP

      The MBR09 will be held at the State University of Campinas
      (UNICAMP) on December 17, and at the Royal Palm Tower Campinas on
      December 18-19, both in the city of Campinas at the state of São
      Paulo, Brazil.

      Campinas is approximately 100km North of São Paulo City.
      Probably, you will be arriving at São Paulo-Guarulhos
      International Airport (GRU) located in the metropolitan area of
      São Paulo City.

      There are basically two simple ways to reach Campinas from GRU:

      1) By taking a plane from GRU to Viracopos-Campinas International
      Airport (CPQ);

      If you decide to take the short trip from GRU São Paulo to CPQ, this flight
      should be booked at the same time you buy your ticket to Brazil.
      Then take a bus or a taxi from CPQ to downtown Campinas, to the
      hotel Royal Palm Tower or directly to Barão Geraldo district
      (where the State University of Campinas is located).


      2) By taking a bus from GRU (São Paulo) to downtown Campinas.

      If you decide to take a bus from GRU (São Paulo) to downtown Campinas
      (this is the best option), then you will need to take a second bus or a
      taxi to reach Barão Geraldo district. If you go to the hotel, a taxi for
      the final bus stop in downtown Campinas is the best option ( just 10
      minutes, and there is a lot of taxis just at this final bus stop).

      There will be a shuttle bus on December 17 leaving the hotel Royal
      Palm Tower to UNICAMP in the morning and back to the hotel in the
      evening of the same day.

      If, for any reason, you get lost or find any difficulty, please
      call (19) 9768 1628.

      More details (prices, dates, reservations & info in general):

      Flights from GRU (São Paulo) to CPQ (Campinas): http://www.voegol.com.br
      http://www.tam.com.br

      Buses from CPQ to downtown Campinas and/or from GRU to downtown
      Campinas (you can also buy your ticket upon arrival):
      http://www.caprioliturismo.com.br

      The State University of Campinas: http://www.unicamp.br

      Royal Palm Tower (main hotel):
      Rua Boaventura do Amaral, 1274, 13015-192 Campinas, SP
      Tel.: (55 19) 2117-5900 , Fax: (55 19) 2117-5901
      http://www.theroyal.com.br/index.php?id=13&L=1


      Info on Campinas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campinas,_Brazil

      Other HOW TO REACH CAMPINAS:

      http://www.ime.unicamp.br/~icca8/information.html


      CPQ (Campinas) Airport:
      http://www.infraero.gov.br/usa/aero_prev_home.php?ai=215
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viracopos_International_Airport

      GRU (São Paulo) Airport:
      http://www.infraero.gov.br/usa/aero_prev_home.php?ai=217
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Paulo-Guarulhos_International_Airport



      (see again the updated web page for possible alterations of these
      instructions)
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