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

Gabriele Kern-Isberner gabriele.kern-isberner at cs.uni-dortmund.de
Thu May 27 12:22:45 CEST 2004


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          Workshop "CII'04 - Conditionals, Information, and Inference"

                      Ulm, Germany - September 21, 2004

 co-located with: KI 2004 - 27th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence


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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION - AIMS AND SCOPE
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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 & semantic web
challenges


INVITED SPEAKER
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Gerhard Brewka, Universität Leipzig, Germany


PAPER SUBMISSION
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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
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Submission of papers:              June 7, 2004

Notification of acceptance by:     July 19, 2004

Workshop meeting:                  September 21, 2004


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
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Gabriele Kern-Isberner
Fachbereich Informatik
Lehrgebiet Praktische Informatik VIII
FernUniversität in Hagen
P.O. Box 940
D-58084 Hagen, Germany
E-Mail: gabriele.kern-isberner at fernuni-hagen.de


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




WORKSHOP PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Ernest Adams, University of Berkeley, CA, USA
Horacio Arlo-Costa, Carnegie Mellon University, PA, USA
Christoph Beierle, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Richard Booth, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Gerhard Brewka, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Phil Calabrese, SPAWAR/NAVY San Diego, USA
Michael Freund, Universite de Paris, France
Radim Jirousek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Andreas Herzig, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Gabriele Kern-Isberner, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Jerome Lang, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
Thomas Lukasiewicz, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
David Makinson, King's College London, UK
Wilhelm Rödder, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Choh Man Teng, University of West Florida, USA
Emil Weydert, University of Applied Sciences, Luxembourg



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* PD Dr. Gabriele Kern-Isberner
* University of Dortmund
* Dept. of Computer Science
* Chair VI - Information Systems
* 44221 Dortmund, Germany
* Phone: +49-231-755-2045
* Fax: +49-231-755 2405
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