[loginf] CFP Workshop on Conditionals, Information, and Inference - WCII'04

Gabriele Kern-Isberner Gabriele.Kern-Isberner at fernuni-hagen.de
Wed Mar 31 19:51:31 CEST 2004


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            FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

               WORKSHOP

   "CONDITIONALS, INFORMATION, AND INFERENCE - WCII'04"

     - co-located with KI2004, http://ki2004.uni-ulm.de -

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION - AIMS AND SCOPE

Conditionals are fascinating and versatile objects of knowledge
representation. On the one hand, they may express rules in a very
general sense, representing e.g. plausible relationships, physical laws,
and social norms. On the other hand, as default rules or general 
implications,
they constitute a basic tool for reasoning, even in the presence of
uncertainty. In this sense, conditionals are tightly related both to
information and inference.

Conditionals have raised considerable scientific interest in
different sciences, such as Artificial Intelligence, logics, philosophy, and
the cognitive sciences. The aim of this workshop is
to attract researchers from all these areas, and
to provide a forum for intense discussions of new results
and open problems focussing on any aspect of conditionals,
be they of theoretical or practical relevance,
addressing specialized or interdisciplinary issues.

As conditional reasoning touches the heart of many interesting and relevant
areas in AI, papers on the following topics are welcome:

* counterfactual and causal reasoning
* cognitive aspects of conditional reasoning
* nonmonotonic reasoning and belief revision
* conditional events
* logic programming and answer set programming
* preferences and decision theory
* causal and belief networks
* probabilistic and uncertain reasoning
* default and defeasible reasoning
* conditional and non-classical logics
* applications, in particular to ontological reasoning and semantic web
   challenges


INVITED SPEAKER

Gerhard Brewka, Universitaet Leipzig


PAPER SUBMISSION

For the workshop, we invite full papers the length of which should
not exceed 15 pages. Authors are requested to specify the subarea(s)
their paper belongs to, and to include a list of keywords.
Work reported should have not appeared elsewhere.

We strongly encourage electronic submission of papers in postscript or
pdf format. To submit a paper electronically, send an email message
to one of the Program Co-Chairs (see email addresses below) that
includes the following information: paper title, author names, email
address of contact author, and paper body (postscript or pdf format).
Authors unable to submit papers electronically should send 3 copies
of their paper to one of the Program Co-Chairs (see addresses
below).

The proceedings will be published as a technical report, which will be
available at the workshop. Moreover, a journal publication of selected 
papers
is intended.



IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of papers: June 7, 2004
Notification of acceptance by: July 19, 2004
Workshop Meeting: 1 day in the period September 20-24, 2004



WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Gabriele Kern-Isberner
Fachbereich Informatik
Lehrgebiet Praktische Informatik VIII
FernUniversitaet Hagen
P.O. Box 940
D-58084 Hagen, Germany
E-Mail: gabriele.kern-isberner at fernuni-hagen.de

Wilhelm Roedder
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Lehrstuhl BWL, insb. Operations Research
FernUniversitaet Hagen
P.O. Box 940
D-58084 Hagen, Germany
E-Mail: wilhelm.roedder at fernuni-hagen.de



PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Ernest Adams, University of Berkeley
Christoph Beierle, FernUniversitaet Hagen
Richard Booth, Universitaet Leipzig
Gerhard Brewka, Universitaet Leipzig
Phil Calabrese, Data Synthesis, San Diego
Michael Freund, University of Paris
Radim Jirousek, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Andreas Herzig, IRIT Toulouse
Gabriele Kern-Isberner, FernUniversitaet Hagen
Jerome Lang, IRIT Toulouse
Thomas Lukasiewicz, Universita "La Sapienza", Roma
David Makinson, King's College, London
Wilhelm Roedder, FernUniversitaet Hagen
Choh Man Teng, University of West Florida
Emil Weydert, University of Luxembourg


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    * PD Dr. Gabriele Kern-Isberner                         *
    * Department of Computer Science                        *
    * LG Praktische Informatik VIII                         *
    * FernUniversitaet Hagen                                *
    * D - 58084 Hagen, Germany                              *
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