E-CAP 2007

Call for Papers


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


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.


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

•Giovanni Boniolo (University of Padua, Italy)

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


The Future of Artificial Intelligence. Speakers: TBA.


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


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


Chair: Lars-Göran Johansson

6.Computational and Post-Computational Approaches to the Mind

Chair: Susan Stuart

7.Information and Computing Ethics

Chair: Alison Adam


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.


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 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/.