Sep 8th
1-2 registration
2-2:15 welcome
2:15-3:15 William Wimsatt (University of Chicago): Patterns of causation in complex adaptive systems
3:15-3:30 short break
3:30-4 Barbara Osimani (University of Camerino): The challenges of context-specific causality and the virtues of evidence amalgamation: grading causality rather than evidence
4-4:30 Maria Kronfeldner (Universität Bielefeld): A view from the kaleidoscopic: How behavioral scientists deal with explanatory complexity
4:30-5 coffee break
5-5:30 Alessio Moneta (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna): Causal inference in empirical economics: how to cope with complexity?
5:30-6 Genaro Sucarrat (BI Norwegian Business School): Economic causality as a reduction
6-6:15 short break
6:15-7:15 Laura Franklin-Hall (New York University): The Possibility of Biology

Sep 9th
9-10 Álvaro Moreno (University of the Basque Country): Control as causation in biological systems
10-10:15 short break
10:15-10:45 Holly Andersen (Simon Fraser University): Information as a tool to model causal complexity
10:45-11:15 James Thorniley (University of Sussex): The strength of weak coupling: The misapplication of information theory to causal strength
11:15-11:45 coffee break
11:45-12:15 Wolfgang Pietsch (Technische Universität München): The prospects of data-intensive science for dealing with causal complexity
12:15-12:45 Philippe Huneman & Martin Schuele (IHPST Paris): Updating Occam’s razor: computational complexity, causal processes and the laws of nature
12:45-2:30 lunch break
2:30-3 Sara Matera (University of Urbino): Crossed studies of causal attribution for complex systems: the case of climate change
3-3:30 Rosa Runhardt (London School of Economics): Refining process-tracing, a mechanism-based epistemic strategy for dealing with causal complexity in the social sciences
3:30-4 Veli-Pekka Parkkinen (University of Oslo): Causal modularity and the explanation of complex systems
4-4:30 coffee break
4:30-5 Lorenzo Casini (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy): How to model mechanisms
5-6 Meinard Kuhlmann (University of Bremen): Structural Mechanisms in Economics and Physics
7:30 conference dinner

Sep 10th
10:15-10:45 Toby Friend & Phyllis Illari (University College London): Cause and constitution in complex physical systems
10:45-11:15 Olivier Sartenaer (Columbia University): Failing to trace the causal and constitutive chains in Complex systems as a unificatory criterion for diachronic and synchronic emergence
11:15-11:45 coffee break
11:45-12:15 Mike Joffe (Imperial College London): Causal links, systems and complexity
12:15-12:45 Carlos Zednik (University of Osnabrück): Systems, networks, and mechanistic explanations in neuroscience
12:45-2:30 lunch break
2:30-3 Daniel Kostic (University of Belgrade): Does network analysis provide a novel kind of topological explanations in life and brain sciences?
3-3:30 Maria Cerezo (University of Murcia): Genes as causal powers
3:30-4 Samuli Pöyhönen (University of Helsinki): Sidestepping complexity: rational analysis explanations in cognitive science
4-4:30 coffee break
4:30-5 Nicole Perret (École normale supérieure): Biological organization and causality: a constructivist approach
5-6 Gry Oftedal (University of Oslo): Causal Specificity in Biological Systems

Sep 11th
9-10 Mara Harrell (Carnegie Mellon University): Inferring The Explanatory Role of Causal Models in Complex Systems
10-10:15 short break
10:15-10:45 Julian Reiss (Durham University): Causality, Complexity, and Carcinogenesis
10:45-11:15 Izamna Fuentes (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México): Inferring Causation in Epidemiology: Causal Discovery and Complexity
11:15-11:45 coffee break
11:45-12:45 Paul Humphreys (University of Virginia): Inferring The Explanatory Role of Causal Models in Complex Systems

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