Call for Papers
18th International Workshop on Qualitative
August 2-4, 2004, Northwestern University, Evanston,
Qualitative Reasoning is an
exciting research area at the interface between Cognitive Science and Artificial
Intelligence that combines the quest for fundamental understanding of how people
reason about physical systems with new ways to supplement conventional modeling,
analysis, diagnosis, and control techniques to tackle real-world applications.
The 18th edition of the workshop will be held in Evanston, Illinois, co-located with the 26th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society,
which will be in Chicago, Illinois (a subway ride away) from August
4th through August 8th.
submissions are encouraged in the following research topics:
and cognitive modeling (e.g., cognitive theories of
reasoning about physical systems, theories and experiments concerning
human reasoning and learning of mental models, QR models for spatial
reasoning, cognitive maps, cognitive robots);
(e.g., qualitative simulation, ontologies, management of multiple models,
reasoning over time and space, mathematical formalizations of QR, qualitative
algebras, qualitative dynamics, qualitative kinematics, qualitative
(e.g., design, planning, monitoring, diagnosis and repair, explanation,
tutoring and training, process control and supervision);
applications engineering, (e.g.,
engineering, education, business, biology, chemistry, ecology,
economics, social science, environmental science, medicine, and law);
techniques and other modeling approaches (e.g., system dynamics and
bond-graphs, signal processing, numerical methods, statistical techniques,
- Knowledge acquisition
model building tools and techniques, automated model construction and machine
learning, acquisition of models from data).
Program Chairs are Johan de Kleer (PARC, Inc.) and Kenneth D.
Forbus (Northwestern University).
Please note: Due to the Easter holidays, the deadline for submitting
papers has been moved to April 26th, providing an additional two weeks to polish your work.
and Posters: April
- Acceptance notification:
May 27, 2004
Notifications will be going out shortly.
- Camera-ready copies:
June 16, 2004
- Registration: July 2, 2004.
An earlier registration date may be posted.
Please, check back for an up-date after June 18th.
- Workshop: August 2-4, 2004
Submission of Papers
- Full Paper A PDF file of the full paper
not to exceed 6000 words (excluding references) must be submitted via e-mail
to QR04@cs.northwestern.edu by
- Posters A PDF file of the full paper
not to exceed 2000 words (excluding references) must be submitted via e-mail
to QR04@cs.northwestern.edu by
- Review Process Both papers and posters will be
selected according to their quality, significance, originality, and potential
to generate discussion. Each contribution will be reviewed by at least two
referees from the QR2004 Program Committee.
- Submission to Conferences or
accepted papers will be published as a collection of Working papers. As QR2004
is a workshop, not a conference, submission of the same paper to conferences
or journals is acceptable.
Format for submissions:
Please use the format for the Cognitive Science Society, available at
The relevant format is the format for papers, which we are using for both papers
and posters in this meeting. Please note that we can only accept
electronic submissions, in PDF format. If you are not familiar with how to
generate PDF files, detailed instructions can be found
including a pointer to a free service.
who wish to attend the workshop without submitting a paper or a poster should
send a request to QR04@cs.northwestern.edu.
de Kleer, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), USA (co-chair)
Forbus, Northwestern University, USA (co-chair).
- Núria Agell, ESADE, Spain
Bailey-Kellogg, Purdue University, USA
- Gautam Biswas, Vanderbilt University, USA
Bouwer, University of Amsterdam, The
Bratko, University of Ljubljana,
of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Philippe Dague, Paris-Nord University,
- Hidde de Jong, INRIA, France
Ferguson, Georgia Tech, USA
Flores, University of Michoacana, Mexico
- François Guerrin, INRA/CIRAD, France
Technische Universität Graz
- Liliana Ironi, IMATI-CNR,
Kuipers, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Lee, University of Wales, United Kingdom
Ortega, University of Sevilla, Spain
Price, University of Wales, United Kingdom
Bernhard Rinner, Technische Universität Graz
Salles, University of Brasilia, Brazil
- Cem Say, Bogaziçi University, Turkey
- Qiang Shen,
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Struss, Technical University of Munich, Germany
- Stefania Tentoni, IMATI-CNR, Italy
Tomiyama, Delft University of Technology, The
Travé-Massuyès, LAAS, France
Wotawa, Technical University of Graz, Austria
We have reserved a
block of rooms at a hotel near campus:
1818 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60201
The name of the block is “QR04 Workshop” at
$109/room. You must reserve a room before July 9, 2004 to guarantee this
rate. (Please note: Students may double up to save
money. Dormitory rooms at Northwestern, due to the extremely high demand,
are more expensive than this rate.)
questions, please contact QR04@cs.northwestern.edu.
Last edited 06/11/04, by JS.