QR 06
Hanover, New Hampshire
July 10-12, 2006

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agenda at a glance

The sessions are held in Carson Hall, room L02. From the Hanover Inn, cross the green to Baker (with the clock and bell tower, a canonical picture of Dartmouth). Go through the front door of Baker, and straight into the library part (Berry). Continue through the library (you'll have to jog left after entering). Go down a staircase, and you'll see Carson on your left. Another staircase is to your left, back a bit, and through the Carson doors. Take it down to the lower level, where you'll find L02.

Monday, July 10
8:00 - 9:00 Registration; continental breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and introduction
9:00 - 10:00 Invited speaker

Hidde de Jong, INRIA

"Qualitative Modeling and Simulation of Genetic Regulatory Networks: From Piecewise-Affine Differential Equations to Reporter Gene Data (and Back)" [abstract pdf]

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session 1

Jennifer Abernethy, Elizabeth Bradley, and Robert Sharman

"Qualitative Reasoning About Small-Scale Turbulence in an Operational Setting" [pdf]

Ricardo M.P. de Alcantara, Germana M. da Nobrega, and Paulo Salles

"Towards the use of Qualitative Reasoning for supporting Information Technology Management" [pdf]

Johan de Kleer

"Modelling when connections are the problem" [pdf]

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00 - 3:30 Session 2

Juan J. Flores and Andrzej Proskurowski

"Qualitative Reasoning and Bifurcations in Dynamic Systems" [pdf]

Alicia Tang Y.C. and S.M.F.D. Syed Mustapha

"Representing SN1 Reaction Mechanism Using the Qualitative Process Theory" [pdf]

Natalie Ross, Elizabeth Bradley, and Jean Hertzberg

"Dynamics-Informed Data Assimilation in a Qualitative Fluids Model" [pdf]

3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:30 Session 3

Reha K. Gerceker and A.C. Cem Say

"Using Polynomial Approximations to Discover Qualitative Models" [pdf]

Nuria Agell, Xari Rovira, Monica Sanchez, and Francesc Prats

"Using Orders of Magnitude in Multi-attribute Decision-making" [pdf]

A. Subias, L. Trave-Massuyes

"Discriminating qualitative model generation from classified data" [pdf]

5:30 - 6:00 Business meeting part 1: QR 07 and 08 discussion
6:00 Adjourn for dinner & evening (on your own)
Tuesday, July 11
8:00 - 9:00 Continental breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 Invited speaker

Ken Forbus, Qualitative Reasoning Group, Northwestern University

"Qualitative Representations as a Modeling Language for Cognitive Science" [abstract pdf]

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session 4

Bert Bredeweg, Anders Bouwer, Jelmer Jellema, Dirk Bertels, Floris Linnebank, and Jochem Liem

"Garp3 - A new Workbench for Qualitative Reasoning and Modelling" [pdf]

Simon Hartley and Marc Cavazza

"A Qualitative Reasoning System for Behaviours in Interactive Systems" [pdf]

Matthew Klenk and Kenneth D. Forbus

"Analogical Model Formulation for AP Physics Problems" [pdf]

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00 - 3:30 Session 5

Ronald W. Ferguson, Neil Cutshaw, Huzaifa Zafar

"Toward Intelligent Drawing Constraints" [pdf]

Andrew Lovett, Morteza Dehghani, and Kenneth Forbus

"Efficient Learning of Qualitative Descriptions for Sketch Recognition" [pdf]

Bert Bredeweg, Paulo Salles, Anders Bouwer, and Jochem Liem

"Towards a Structured Approach to Qualitative Modelling" [pdf]

3:30 - 5:00 Poster session
5:00 - 7:00 Canoeing on the Connecticut River
Canoes are reserved at Ledyard (down the hill from the campus).
Alternate plans are available in case of bad weather, or for those who don't like water.
7:45 Dinner
The Canoe Club restaurant is located in downtown Hanover, and is entirely separate from the canoeing place down on the river.
Wednesday, July 12
8:00 - 9:00 Continental breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Business meeting part 2: QR 07 and 08 decision
9:00 - 10:00 Session 6

Thomas R. Hinrichs, Nathan D. Nichols, and Kenneth D. Forbus

"Using Qualitative Reasoning in Learning Strategy Games: A Preliminary Report" [pdf]

Praveen K. Paritosh

"The Heuristic Reasoning Manifesto" [pdf]

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 2:00 Discussion & lunch: future of QR
The goal is to exchange ideas, identify high-impact directions, and build momentum. Before the workshop, please submit (by e-mail to qr06@cs.dartmouth.edu) a paragraph or two describing a good QR research problem. We will assemble these and distribute them to attendees. At the session, those who submitted problems will make short statements, which all attendees will then discuss. There will be a particular emphasis on rewards and challenges of graduate study in QR. Groups will break out for lunch and continued discussion.
2:00 End of workshop