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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation 4, 11-12 Apr 2014, Pittsburgh PA (U.S.A.)


Submissions on any aspect of experiment and simulation are welcome.
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Notification By: February 15, 2014
Submission Requirement: 1000-word abstract
Submit through EasyChair:
Accommodations: Rooms for scholars whose contributed papers are accepted
will be provided for three nights.

This is the fourth conference which explores the roles of experiment in 
science and the reasons why one experiment legitimately plays such roles. 
In this conference we wish to emphasize answers to the question, "What 
Makes a Good Experiment?" One can distinguish between conceptually 
important experiments, those classified by their relation to theory; 
testing theory, calling for a new theory etc. and technically good 
experiments, those that measure a quantity of scientific interest with 
greater accuracy and precision than had been done previously. Both types 
of experiment must be methodologically good, experiments that give 
reasoned and valid arguments for the credibility of their results.


Paula Grabowski (University of Pittsburgh)

Andrea Loettgers (University of Geneva)

Margaret Morrison (University of Toronto)

Paolo Palmieri (University of Pittsburgh)


Allan Franklin, Chair (University of Colorado Boulder;
Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech;
John Norton (University of Pittsburgh;
Wendy Parker (Ohio University; Durham University;
Slobodan Perovic (University of Belgrade;
Samuel Schindler (Aarhus University;
Marcel Weber (University of Geneva;

For any questions concerning the conference please contact Allan Franklin or
any of the members of the Organizing Committee.