Conference Program (pdf)

CEPE-IACAP 2015 Conference Registration

CEPE-IACAP 2015 Conference Registration
Registration Type Early After June 10th
Non-members $250.00 $300.00
CEPE or IACAP Members $200.00 $250.00
One-Day Only $75.00 $100.00
Students $15.00 $20.00

CEPE-IACAP 2015 Early Registration Fee

$50.00 Banquet Fee (menu, payable at the conference)


Updated 16 April 2015

Hotel Reservations:

Group rate room reservations are now available at the Marriott Courtyard Newark-University of Delaware:

Start date: 6/20/15
End date: 6/24/15
Last day to book: 5/22/15
Room Rate: 159.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for IACAP/CEPE Conference here.


Air Transportation

The closest airports are Philadelphia International Airport (PHL, preferred) or Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).

Ground Transportation

The best option for transportation from the airport to the conference hotel is by way of Delaware Express (please select the “Go Van” option to make reservations’).

The Philadelphia to Newark, DE trains on a system called SEPTA is also a possibility. The Newark stop is served, although infrequently (train-schedule).

Covey and Simon Awards

President Mariarosaria Taddeo and the IACAP Executive Board are delighted to recognize William J. Rapaport’s (SUNY-Buffalo) significant scholarly contributions to computing and philosophy with the Covey Award.

We hope that you will join as in congratulating Dr. Rapaport at the University of Delaware June 22-25 during CEPE-IACAP 2015, and we are very grateful for your many nominations.

President Mariarosaria Taddeo and the IACAP Executive Board are proud to announce that Michael Rescorla (UC-Santa Barbara) is this year’s winner of the Simon Award in honor of the promising and impressive research agenda he has developed in computing and philosophy.

We will present Dr. Rescorla with the Simon Award at the University of Delaware June 22-25 during CEPE-IACAP 2015 Congratulations to Dr. Rescorla on this signature achievement and thank you everyone for your nominations.

June 22-25 2015 at the University of Delaware

Philosophical and ethical enquiries about information technologies, computing, and artificial intelligence have acquired a focal place in the academic and societal debate on the design, development and deployment of technological artefacts. As the issues to be addressed are increasingly complex and interwoven, the need to consider different stakeholders and to endorse both multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches in addressing such problems become more pressing. For this reason, in 2015 INSEIT and IACAP will hold a joint meeting to offer the opportunity to members of both communities to exchange ideas and discuss issues of common interest.

The conference will be held on June 22-25 2015 at the University of Delaware and will be hosted by Professor Tom Powers, Department of Philosophy, School of Public Policy and Administration and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, and Director of the Center for Science, Ethics & Public Policy, University of Delaware.

This year’s meeting will have a single main track focusing on topics at the core of IACAP and INSEIT member’s interests. Symposia will also be organized and run by members, or member groups, to focus on more specific topics of discussion.

We invite submissions of abstract (up to 3000 words) as well as submission of proposals for symposia focusing on ethical and philosophical problems relate to information technologies and computing. A selection of the papers presented during the meeting will be published in a volume of the ‘Synthese Library’ (Springer).

The conference theme is open to the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Life
  • Automated Warfare
  • Cognitive Science, Computation & Cognition
  • Computational Modeling in Science and Social Science
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Ethical Problems and Societal Impact of Computation and Information
  • Ethics of Big Data
  • History of Computing
  • Information Culture and Society
  • Metaphysics of Computing
  • Philosophy of Information
  • Philosophy of Information Technology
  • Robotics
  • Virtual Reality

… and related issues

Important dates

Extended Abstract submission: 15 February 2015 (EXTENDED)

Notification of acceptance: 27 February 2015

Submission full paper for the conference proceedings: 1 August 2015

Symposia submission: 15 February 2015 (EXTENDED)

Notification of acceptance: 2 March 2015

Submissions should be sent via EasyChair using the following link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cepeiacap2015

Relevant websites

IACAP: http://www.iacap.org

INSEIT: http://inseit.net

Program Committee:

  • Anthony Beavers
  • Don Berkich
  • Paul Bello
  • Selmer Bringsjordd
  • Elizabeth Buchanan
  • Paul DeLaat
  • Charles Ess
  • Luciano Floridi
  • Fran Grodzinsky
  • Marcello Guarini
  • Don Howard
  • Derek Jones
  • Pat Lin
  • Keith Miller
  • James Moor
  • Thomas Powers
  • Giuseppe Primiero
  • Gualtiero Piccinini
  • Judith Simon
  • Johnny Soraker
  • John Sullins
  • Mariarosaria Taddeo
  • Herman Tavani
  • Marty Wolf
  • Wendell Wallach