22nd International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning

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The world is full of systems that have continuous aspects, and about which we have incomplete, qualitative knowledge. Humans are amazingly effective at working with such knowledge, and many science, engineering, and educational applications could benefit greatly from similar capabilities. In seeking to understand, develop, and exploit the ability to reason qualitatively, the QR community pursues research at the interface of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Engineering, and Science. Some QR researchers study, from a cognitive modeling perspective, how humans represent and use incomplete knowledge. Others develop algorithms and systems for constructing, simulating, and applying qualitative and semi-quantitative models. Still others exploit these insights to develop powerful methods for system modeling, explanation, diagnosis, and design, and in applications in science, engineering, and education.

The 22nd International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning provides a forum bringing together researchers from all these perspectives. The Workshop will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder, from June 24 through 26, 2008.


Paper submissions are encouraged in the following research areas:

Paper Submission and Review

Additional Participants

People who wish to receive an invitation to attend the workshop without submitting a paper or a poster should send a request to lizb@ [rest of email deleted for archive].

Important Dates


The QR 08 program chairs are Liz Bradley (University of Colorado) and Louise Trave-Massuyes (LAAS-CNRS); the program committee is as follows: