Call for Papers

ECAP’07

European Computing and Philosophy Conference

June 21-23, 2007

University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands,

Program Chair: Philip Brey

Local organisation: Katinka Waelbers, ECAP07[at]gw.utwente.nl

Submission of abstracts, extended deadline: February 15, 2007

More information: www.utwente.nl/ecap07

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We are proud to announce the fifth European Conference on Computing and Philosophy (ECAP), to be held on the campus of the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.

E-CAP is the European conference on Computing and Philosophy, the European affiliate of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP, president: Luciano Floridi).

The conference will deal with all aspects of the "computational turn" that is occurring through the interaction of the disciplines of philosophy and computing. The conference is interdisciplinary: we invite papers from philosophy, computer science, social science and related disciplines.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands)

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Giovanni Boniolo (University of Padua, Italy)

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Mark Bedau (Reed College, USA and ProtoLife and the European Center for Living Technology, Italy)

PLENARY PANEL

The Future of Artificial Intelligence. Speakers: TBA.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Alison Adam, Colin Allen, Patrick Allo, Christina Björkman, Chris Dobbyn, Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Amnon Eden, Cees Glas, Lars-Göran Johansson, Peter Marijuan, Jules Pieters, Jean Sallantin, Susan Stuart, Johnny Søraker, May Thorseth, Raymond Turner, Gianmarco Veruggio

Jordi Vallverdú and Jutta Weber

RESEARCH AREAS

E-CAP 2007 will have twelve tracks, each with one or more track chairs:

1.

Philosophy of Computer Science

Chairs: Amnon Eden, Raymond Turner

2.

Computer-based Learning and Teaching Strategies and Resources & The Impact of Distance Learning on the Teaching of Philosophy and Computing

Chairs: Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Jules Pieters

3.

Biological Information, Artificial Life, Biocomputation

Chair: Colin Allen, Pedro Marijuan

4.

Philosophy of Information and Information Technology

Chair: Patrick Allo

5.

Ontology

Chair: Lars-Göran Johansson

6.

Computational and Post-Computational Approaches to the Mind

Chair: Susan Stuart

7.

Information and Computing Ethics

Chair: Alison Adam

8.

Intersections

Chair: Chris Dobbyn (UK)

9.

IT and Globalization

Chairs: May Thorseth, Johnny Søraker

10.

The Relation between Psychology and Psychometrics

Chair: Cees Glas

11.

IT, Cultural Diversity and Technoscience Studies

Chairs: Christina Björkman and Jutta Weber

12.

Philosophy and Ethics of Robotics

Chair: Gianmarco Veruggio

A full description of the tracks can be found at the website: http://www.utwente.nl/ECAP07.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Authors should submit an electronic version of an extended abstract (total word count approximately 1000 words, excluding references). The abstract submission deadline is extended: February 15, 2007. Please indicate a first choice and a second choice for the track in which you want to fit your abstract (number + name of track). Please submit to: ECAP07[at]gw.utwente.nl.

PhD and master students are especially encouraged to submit. Student speakers will not have to pay a conference fee.

REGISTRATION

Registration fees and procedures will be posted shortly on the conference website, http://www.utwente.nl/ECAP07.

E-CAP conferences are organized under the supervision of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP). Website: http://ia-cap.org/.