Call for Papers

Call for Papers: IACAP 2014
– deadline extended to 15.3.14 [on Feb 25th] –

The Annual Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy

Anatolia College/ACT
Thessaloniki, Greece
July 2-4, 2014

Organisation: Vincent C. Müller & the IACAP Executive Committee

Computing technologies both raise philosophical questions and shed light on traditional philosophical problems; it is this two-way relation that is the focus of IACAP meetings.

We invite submission of abstracts, as well as submission of proposals for symposia on computing and philosophy. This year’s meeting will have a single main track, focusing on topics which proved to be at the core of IACAP member’s interest. In parallel, the symposia will focus on more specific topics, organised autonomously by members or member groups. One symposium will be dedicated to the work of young researchers.

We will publish selected papers in a volume of the ‘Synthese Library’ (Springer). Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper for peer-review to this volume.

Some abstracts will be accepted for presentation as posters. For papers, we foresee slots of 30 minutes per talk, including discussion.

Invited Speakers

Judith Simon (ITU Kopenhagen)
Hector Zenil (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm)
Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY) – (Covey Award Winner)
Gualterio Piccinini (U Missouri- St. Louis) – (Simon Award Winner)
Gregory Chatin (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) – symposium speaker
S. Barry Cooper (University of Leeds) – symposium speaker

Topics of interest:
•    Artificial Intelligence
•    Artificial Life
•    Cognitive Science, Computation & Cognition
•    Computational Modeling in Science and Social Science
•    Computer-Mediated Communication
•    Distance Education and Electronic Pedagogy
•    Ethical Problems and Societal Impact of Computation and Information
•    History of Computing
•    Information Culture and Society
•    Logic
•    Metaphysics of Computing
•    Philosophy of Information
•    Philosophy of Information Technology
•    Robotics
•    Virtual Reality
… and related issues

For abstracts, we request anonymous submission of 600-1000 words (plus references) in plain text or PDF, plus a short abstract of up to 120 words. All submissions will be reviewed double-blind by at least two members of the programme committee. All submissions of paper abstracts – whether to the main track or to symposia – are made centrally on the same site and all reviewing takes place on that site.

For symposia, please provide a brief motivation (ca. 300 words), a list of envisaged speakers, and indication of time needed (full day, half day, etc.). The submission procedure and reviewing for symposia will be taken care of by their organisers – but within the structure provided by IACAP and the submission system for this conference.

Submission of symposium proposals: 28 February 2014
Submissions of abstracts: 15 March 2014
Notification of acceptance or rejection: 14 April 2014

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