CONFERENCE: MODELS AND SIMULATIONS 3. Charlottesville, Virginia, March 5-7 2009, will be the site for the first Models and Simulations conference in North America, following the successful MS1 in Paris and MS2 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. This is an international conference and those outside North America are encouraged to attend. The focus of the conference is on the philosophical and methodological aspects of simulations and models, broadly construed, and papers on any aspect of these topics are welcome from both philosophers and scientists. In addition to papers directly addressing simulations or models, MS3 welcomes submissions on related topics such as representations, artificial life, complexity theory, logic, agent based modeling, the truth status of models, the relations between theories, simulations, and models, neural nets, and other subjects. The keynote speakers for 2009 will be Mark Bedau and Patrick Suppes. Initial submissions should be in the form of a 1000 word abstract and all submissions are refereed. The deadline for submissions is September 15 2008. Details of the conference and instructions for paper submissions are available at <http://people.virginia.edu/~pwh2a/MS3.htm> or simply google Models and Simulations 3.
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