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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Models and Simulations 6, 9-11 May 2014, Notre Dame IN (U.S.A.)

The Graduate Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Department of 
Philosophy, and Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, are 
delighted to host the sixth Models and Simulations conference (MS6) at 
Notre Dame.

 Plenary speakers

 William Bechtel, University of California, San Diego
 Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame
 Andrea Woody, University of Washington

 Call for abstracts

 MS6 is the latest in a series of international conferences to explore 
philosophical issues arising from the construction and use of models and 
computer simulations in the natural and social sciences, after meetings in 
Paris, Tilburg, Charlottesville, Toronto, and Helsinki.

 Papers are invited from both philosophers and practicing scientists. 
Sample topics include (but are not limited to):  Models, simulations, and?

 Scientific representation Scientific explanation Scientific reasoning The 
nature of: abstraction; approximation; idealization The nature of their 
construction and confirmation Their use in: prediction; heuristics; 
articulating theory; experimentation The role of desiderata such as 
simplicity, unifying power, and robustness Their use and functions across 
disciplinary boundaries Their use in the domain of public policy setting 
Their use in the design and application of technologies Broader 
implications for science and/or philosophy

 Abstract submission deadline: 22 November 2013

 Please submit a short abstract of 100 words and an extended abstract of 
800-1000 words. Abstracts will be refereed blind and results communicated 
to authors by mid-January 2014.

 Abstract submission is electronic. Please prepare a PDF file of your 
extended abstract, appropriate for blind review, then go to:

 If you do not have an EasyChair account, you must create one on entering 
the site. After logging in, click the ?New Submission? link. Add your 100 
word abstract and upload the PDF file of your extended abstract. You can 
revise your submission any number of times before the deadline.

 Registration, travel, accommodation, further information: all 
conference-related information will be posted on the MS6 website:

 Further inquiries may be addressed to Xavi Lanao at