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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 628.
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        Date: 2020-02-24 10:00:39+00:00
        From: Merz, Martina 
        Subject: Call for Papers: MS9 - Models and Simulations 9 - Univ. Klagenfurt, Sept. 16-18, 2020

MS9 – Models and Simulations 9: Call for Papers

September 16-18, 2020
University of Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt, Austria

Submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ms9
Deadline: April 3, 2020

Keynote speakers
- Volker Grimm (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ)
- Johannes Lenhard (University of Kaiserslautern)
- Federica Russo (University of Amsterdam)
- Ekaterina Svetlova (University of Leicester)

The Department of Science Communication and Higher Education Research is
hosting the 9th Models and Simulations Conference (MS9) at the
University of Klagenfurt, Austria. This continues a successful series of
meetings focusing on the role of modeling, simulation, and computational
approaches in the natural and social sciences, in medicine and
engineering. Of interest are not only the development and use of models
and simulations in research and technology but also the roles they play
in other societal domains (e.g. politics, health, administration,
finance and business). The MS Conferences aim at lively discussions
among participants representing different disciplinary, theoretical and
empirical approaches. This includes philosophers, historians, and social
scientists (respectively HPS and STS scholars) with an interest in
models and simulations as well as practicing scholars who model or
simulate in their own research.
Earlier meetings have taken place in Paris (2006), Tilburg (2007),
Charlottesville, VA (2009), Toronto (2010), Helsinki (2012), Notre Dame,
IN (2014), Barcelona (2016), and Columbia, SC (2018).

/We invite single papers and symposium proposals (3-4 participants) on
any aspect of modeling, simulation, and computational approaches./

Possible topics include:
- The performative power and politics of modeling and simulation
- The role of models and simulations for explanation and understanding
- Scientific representations and scientific fictions
- Model-based reasoning
- Prediction, evidence and confirmation
- Experimental and heuristic use of models
- Models as boundary objects
- Transepistemic practices of modeling and simulation
- Models as socio-political representations
- Model documentation, data curation, transparency – and associated
- Open-source vs. closed-source modeling

Abstract submission

Single paper abstracts and symposia proposals are to be submitted
through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ms9

For /single papers/, please submit a short abstract of 100 words and an
extended abstract of 500 words (upload in PDF format). The abstracts
should be prepared for blind review.

For /symposia proposals/, please submit (1) a short (100-word) and an
extended (500 word) abstract which offers an overall description of the
proposed symposium, (2) a 250 word abstract for each of the individual
papers, and (3) names and very short CVs for all speakers (max. 1 page
in total).

Deadline: April 3, 2020. 
We aim to communicate our decision by mid-May 2020.

Registration, travel, accommodation, practical information 
All conference-related information will be posted on the MS9 website:

Organizing committee(alphabetic order)
- Anja Bauer (STS, University of Klagenfurt)
- Tarja Knuuttila (philosophy of science, University of Vienna)
- Martina Merz (STS, University of Klagenfurt)
- Helene Sorgner (STS, University of Klagenfurt)

Program committee
Brandon Boesch (Morningside College)
Mieke Boon (University Twente)
Rafaela Hillerbrand (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Paul Humphreys (University of Virginia)
Catherine Kendig (Michigan State University)
Catharina Landström (Chalmers University of Technology)
Miles MacLeod (University Twente)
Martin Mahony (University of East Anglia)
Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki)
Sergio F. Martínez Muñoz (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)
Alfred Nordmann (Technical University of Darmstadt and University of
Michael Stöltzner (University of South-Carolina)
Sim-Hui Tee (Xiamen University Malaysia)

For further information, please contact MS9-Office@gmx.at

/Martina Merz /
Professor of Science Studies, Head of Department, Vice Dean
Department of Science Communication and Higher Education Research
Faculty of Interdisciplinary Research
University of Klagenfurt
A-9020 KLAGENFURT, Sterneckstrasse 15

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