CFP: Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology

October 24-26, 2018, Sevilla, Spain

The conference derives from an international research cooperation and is promoted by the Research Group on Logic, Language and Information Group at the University of Seville and the Department of Humanities (Philosophy Section) and the Computational Philosophy Lab of the University of Pavia, (Italy). It continues the topics and traditions of past 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; “Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Medicine” MBR06_CHINA; “Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Abduction, Logic, and Computational Discovery” MBR09_BRAZIL; “Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Theoretical and Cognitive Issues” MBR12_ITALY; and “Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Technology. Models and Inferences: Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues” MBR15_ITALY.

Call for papers


All submitted extended abstracts will be carefully refereed. The precise format of the conference will be fixed once the revision process is over. We expect approximately 60/80 contributed presentations. Proposals will be reviewed and may obtain three scores:

1) Accepted for presentation of half an hour;

2) Accepted for poster session;

3) Rejected

In cases 1) and 2) the complete paper may be submitted for publication.

There will be several invited presentations of 1 hour. A selected subset of accepted papers will be 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 Springer (Series “SAPERE” Moreover, another selected subset of papers will be invited for inclusion (subject to additional refereeing) in one or two special issues of the Logic Journal of IGPL or of other renowned international journals.



Presentation Proposal

To participate in the conference authors must submit an electronic version (by April 10th, 2018) – formatted in Microsoft Word or .RTF, or (.PDF if sent together with the source file, .DOC. TEX or similar) – of an extended abstract (total word count approximately 1000-1500). The file must also contain a 300-word abstract that will be used for the conference web site/booklet.

Deadline April 10th, 2018. Please send the extended abstract electronically by EasyChair.

Symposia Proposal (intended for aprox. 4-5 participants):

No later than April 10th, 2018. Please send a 2-page symposium proposal.

Deadline: April 10, 2018

Posted: February 07, 2018