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11-13 October 2007, Models and Simulations 2, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Date: 11-13 October 2007
Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands
Deadline: 15 April 2007

Computer simulations play an important role in many scientific contexts, and they are often based on a particular model of the phenomenon under investigation. This raises questions both about the nature and methodology of simulations themselves, as well as their relations to models. These issues have recently attracted some attention, and were also discussed at the 'Models and Simulations' conference in Paris in June 2006. The aim of the present conference is both to provide a forum to continue ongoing debates and to try to slightly shift the focus of attention. So far case studies played an important role in the debates over models and simulations and a lot has been learned from them. We are now also interested in theoretical approaches that attempt to rationalize these cases and help furthering our philosophical understanding of how models and simulations explain, how they are confirmed, how they relate to theories and other models, and how they represent.

For more information, see http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/fww/tilps/MS2/

We invite submissions of extended abstracts of up to 1000 words through our automatic submission system by 15 April 2007.

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