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Call for papers: Extended deadline MBR09_BRAZIL MODEL-BASED REASONING IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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

EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 20, 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 (Brazil), 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.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 Peoples 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:

IMECC- Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing
Located inside Campus at Rua Srgio Buarque de Holanda, 651  State
University of Campinas
CEP 13083-859 Campinas, SP, Brazil
http://www.unicamp.br/unicamp/en/lation
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 Califrnia
Campinas/So Paulo Zip code 13.051-092 - Brazil
Phone: (55 19) 2117-8000
Reservations: (55 19) 2117-8002 / 0800-727-6925
So 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'Universit 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 Braslia, 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
- Riccardo Viale, Lascomes (Laboratory of Cognitive, Methodological and
Socio-Economic
 Sciences), Fondazione Rosselli, Torino, ITALY- 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
- B. Chandrasekaran, Computer and Information Science Department and
Laboratory for AI Research (LAIR),  Ohio State University, Columbus, US
- Simon Colton, Department of Computing, Imperial College, London, UK
- Dov Gabbay, King's College, London, UK
- Jairo Jos 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 Braslia, 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 20, 2009 please send electronically the extended abstract
to the Prof. Lorenzo Magnani at the address
lmagnani@unipv.it
AND
to Prof. Walter Carnielli at carniell@cle.unicamp.br


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@unipv.it
AND
to Prof. Walter Carnielli
carniell@cle.unicamp.br



REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION

Please Register by sending an email to Lorenzo MAGNANI
lmagnani@unipv.it  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 31, 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 31, 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@unipv.it.
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 Califrnia
Campinas/So Paulo Zip code 13.051-092 - Brazil
Phone: (55 19) 2117-8000
Reservations: (55 19) 2117-8002 / 0800-727-6925
So 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@terra.com.br
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@accorhotels.com.br
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 



IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline........................May 20, 2009
Notification of acceptance...............  Sept 15, 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

Department of Philosophy,
University of Pavia,
Piazza Botta 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Author's Webpage:

Office: +39-0382-506283, Home: +39-0383-371067
Fax: +39-0382-23215
Email: lmagnani@unipv.it


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@cle.unicamp.br
Website: http://www.cle.unicamp.br/prof/carnielli


LOCAL ORGANIZATION COORDINATORS (Brazil)

Walter CARNIELLI carniell@cle.unicamp.br and Alexandre COSTA LEITE
costaleite@cle.unicamp.br
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 So
Paulo, Brazil.

Campinas  is approximately 100km  North of So Paulo City.
Probably, you will be arriving at So Paulo-Guarulhos
International Airport (GRU) located in the metropolitan area of
So 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 So 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 Baro Geraldo district
(where the State University of Campinas is located).


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

If you decide to take a bus from GRU (So Paulo) to downtown Campinas
(this is the best option), then you will need to take a second bus or a
taxi to reach Baro 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 (So 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 (So 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)