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Model-Based Reasoning in Science, Technology, and Medicine

  • Janusz Kacprzyk
  • Lorenzo Magnani
  • Ping Li


  • Deals with the logical, epistemological, and cognitive aspects of modeling practices employed in science and engineering


Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Abduction, Problem Solving, and Practical Reasoning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-2
    2. Lorenzo Magnani
      Pages 3-38
    3. John Woods
      Pages 69-90
    4. Maria Eunice Quilici Gonzalez, Mariana Claudia Broens, Fabricio Loffredo D'Ottaviano
      Pages 91-102
    5. Susan Petrilli
      Pages 117-130
    6. Leilei Qi, Huaxia Zhang
      Pages 147-159
    7. Francesco Amigoni, Viola Schiaffonati
      Pages 179-191
  3. Models, Mental Models, Representations, and Medical Reasoning

About this book


The volume is based on the papers that were presented at the international conference Model-Based Reasoning in Science and Medicine (MBR’06 China), held at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P.R. China in July 2006. The presentations given at the conference explored how scientific thinking uses models and explanatory reasoning to produce creative changes in theories and concepts. Some addressed the problem of model-based reasoning in technology, and stressed the issue of technological innovation and medical reasoning.  The various contributions of the book are written by interdisciplinary researchers who are active in the area of creative reasoning in science and technology: the most recent results and achievements about the topics above are illustrated in detail in the papers.


Bayesian inference abductive reasoning artificial intelligence cognition cognitive science communication intelligence model modeling ontology problem solving robot science semantics simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Janusz Kacprzyk
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Magnani
    • 2
  • Ping Li
    • 3
  1. 1.Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.University of PaviaPaviaItaly
  3. 3.Sun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouP.R.China

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Model-Based Reasoning in Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Editors Lorenzo Magnani
    Ping Li
  • Series Title Studies in Computational Intelligence
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-71985-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-09117-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-71986-1
  • Series ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-9503
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 525
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mathematical and Computational Engineering
    Artificial Intelligence
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