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Qualitative futures

C. J.  PRICE a1 , L.  TRAVÉ-MASSUYÈS a2 , R.  MILNE  , L.  IRONI a3 , K.  FORBUS a4 , B.  BREDEWEG a5 , M. H.  LEE a1 , P.  STRUSS a6 , N.  SNOOKE a1 , P.  LUCAS a7 , M.  CAVAZZA a8 and G. M.  COGHILL a9
a1 Department of Computer Science, University of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3DB, UK; email:
a2 CNRS-LAAS, Toulouse
a3 IMATI-CNR, Pavia
a4 Northwestern University
a5 Universiteit van Amsterdam
a6 Technische Universität München
a7 Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
a8 University of Teesside
a9 University of Aberdeen

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This paper reviews the state of the art in model-based systems and qualitative reasoning, and considers where the field will be in 20 years time. It highlights six areas where developments in model-based systems in general, and in qualitative reasoning in particular, have the potential to provide significant computer-based help. The paper also examines where further technological developments might be needed in order to achieve these qualitative futures.

(Published Online December 4 2006)