What is Qualitative Reasoning?
The world is full of systems that have continuous aspects, and about which we only 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 the ability to reason qualitatively, the QR community pursues research at the interface of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Engineering, and Science.
This research includes:
Development of algorithms and
systems for constructing, simulating, and applying qualitative and
Study, from a cognitive modeling
perspective, how humans represent and use incomplete knowledge
Development of methods for system
modeling, explanation, diagnosis, and design, with applications in science,
engineering, and education
to submit contributions to QR2010 and to participate.
International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning will be held at Hilton
Hotel, Portland Oregon,
Boarding info for the August 9th
tour of Mt. St. Helens:
The Hilton has two buildings: “Main” and “Executive Tower”. The boarding
station for the EcoTours bus is next to the “Main”
building on SW Salmon St between 6th and Broadway.
Links to our papers and posters have
been posted here: Accepted
Schedule is now available.
Travel and Accommodation
is collocated with Cogsci2010. Travel
and hotel information can be found at http://cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference2010/travelinfo.html
. You can book the hotel through that website and receive the conference
discount. Although right now it’s cheaper to go directly to the hotel website;
but I am sure that will change as the conference date nears. You can book rooms at the Doubletree or the
the Hilton is far closer and is located in a much nicer area.
Doubletree isn't in such a nice area and is 20 minutes away; but it is cheaper.