Conditionals, most generally expressed as if-then-statements and also termed default rules, are crucial pieces of information. They represent causal or plausible connections, bring isolated facts together and help us to obtain a coherent image of the world. Conditional knowledge often is generic knowledge, which has been acquired inductively from experience or learned by authorities. Conditionals tie a flexible and highly interrelated network of links along which reasoning is possible and which can be applied to different situations.
Conditionals, Information, und Inference are the keywords describing the main topic of our workshops in 2002 and 2004 initiated and organized by Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kern-Isberner and Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Rödder . If you want further information about contents and highlights of the meetings please follow the links below.