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Monday July 16th


8:45am - 9:15am Breakfast

9:15am - 9:30am Welcome

9:30am - 10:30am Invited Speaker 1


Liz Bradley


Forensic Paleoclimatology


10:30am - 11am Morning Coffee


11am - 12:30am Session 1: QR and Design


Jon Wetzel and Kenneth Forbus

Teleological Representations for Multimodal Design Explanations

Matthew Klenk, Daniel Bobrow, Johan de Kleer, John Hanley and Bill Janssen

Placing Qualitative Reasoning in the Design Process

Johan de Kleer, Daniel Bobrow, Matthew Klenk, Bill Janssen, and John Hanley

Challenges for Qualitative Reasoning in a Design


12:30am - 1:30pm Lunch


1:30pm - 3:00pm Session 2: Spatial Reasoning 1


Albert Samà, Francisco J Ruiz and Núria Agell

Granular Singular Spectrum Analysis for Gait Recognition

Andrew Lovett, Subu Kandaswamy, Matthew McLure and Kenneth Forbus

Evaluating Qualitative Models of Shape Representation

Francisco Ruiz, Núria Agell, Cecilio Angulo and Mónica Sánchez

A Qualitative Learning System to acquire Human Sensory Abilities in Adjustment Tasks


3:00pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Coffee and Snacks


3:30pm - 4:30pm Session 3: Simulation


Paulo Salles, Bert Bredeweg, Richard Noble, Andreas Zitek, Adriano Souza

Qualitative Model Patterns: a Toolkit for

Learning by Modelling

Bert Bredeweg and Floris Linnebank

Simulation preferences – Means towards usable QR engines



6:45pm – 9:00pm Dinner Cruise (Marina del Ray)

Hornblower Cruises & Events 13755 Fiji Way Marina del Rey, CA 90292


Tuesday July 17th

8:30am – 9am: Breakfast


9am-12:15pm KR Challenge Presentations/Working Meeting/Coffee Break


Dave Gunning


Vinay K. Chaudhri and Zahra Mohammadi Zadeh

Analysis of How and Why Questions about a Biology Textbook

Arman Masoumi and Mikhail Soutchanski

Organic Synthesis Planning Using the Situation Calculus

Arman Masoumi and Mikhail Soutchanski

Reasoning about Chemical Reactions in an Expressive Logical Action Theory

Vinay K. Chaudhri, Stijn Heymans, Neil Yorke-Smith

Process Interruption Reasoning

Bert Bredeweg, Floris Linnebank, Wouter Beek and Jochem Liem

Systems Thinking in Biology – The case for Qualitative Representations and Reasoning

Matthew Klenk

Reflection and Future


12:15pm-1pm Lunch


1pm - 2pm Invited Speaker 2


Bill Swartout

Virtual Human: A New Metaphor for Interacting with Computers


2pm - 2:30pm Afternoon Coffee and Snacks

2:30pm - 4pm Session 4:  Spatial Reasoning 2


Jakob Suchan and Mehul Bhatt

Toward High-Level Dynamic Camera Control - An Integrated Qualitative-Probabilistic Approach

Matthew Klenk, Nick Hawes, Kate Lockwood, Graham Horn and John Kelleher

Using Anchor Points to Define and Transfer Spatial Regions Based on Context

Matthew McLure and Kenneth Forbus

Encoding Strategies for Learning Geographical Concepts via Analogy


4pm - 5pm Business Meeting

6:30pm – 8:30pm Dinner Reception at Primitivo 

1025 Abbot Kinney blvd Venice CA 90291


Wednesday July 18th


8:30am - 9am Breakfast


9am - 10:00am Session 5


Scott Friedman, David Barbella and Kenneth Forbus

Repairing Qualitative Domain Knowledge with Cross-Domain Analogy

Tom Hinrichs and Kenneth Forbus

Toward Higher-Order Qualitative Representations


10am - 10:30am Morning Coffee


10:30am - 11:30am Session 6


Tomoya Horiguchi, Tsukasa Hirashima and Kenneth Forbus

A Model-Building Learning Environment with Error-based Simulation

Wouter Beek and Bert Bredeweg

Providing Feedback for Common Problems in Learning by Conceptual Modeling using Expectation-Driven Consistency Maintenance


12pm - 1pm Lunch


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