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CfP special issue of Kuenstliche Intelligenz Journal on "Higher-Level Cognition and Computation"

Deadline: 19 December 2014

Human higher-level cognition is a multi-faceted and complex area of thinking which includes the mental processes of reasoning, decision making, creativity, and learning among others. Logic, understood as a normative theory of thinking, has a widespread and pervasive effect on the foundations of cognitive science. However, human reasoning cannot be completely described by logical systems. Sources of explanations are incomplete knowledge, incorrect beliefs, or inconsistencies. Still, humans have an impressive ability to derive satisficing, acceptable conclusions. Generally, people employ both inductive and deductive reasoning to arrive at beliefs; but the same argument that is inductively strong or powerful may be deductively invalid. Therefore, a wide range of reasoning mechanisms has to be considered, such as analogical or defeasible reasoning.

The topics of interest for the special issue of the Kuenstliche Intelligenz journal, appearing in autumn 2015, include, but are not limited to: analogical reasoning, common sense and defeasible reasoning, deductive calculi for higher-level cognition * inductive reasoning and cognition, preferred mental models and their formalization, and probabilistic approaches of reasoning.

The Kuenstliche Intelligenz journal, which is published and indexed by Springer, supports the following lists of formats: Technical contributions, research projects, discussions, dissertation abstracts, conference reports and book reviews. If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please contact one of the guest editors. Submission deadline: 19-Dec-2014 (EXTENDED).

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