IACAP 2022 Santa Clara, CA, USA

July 22-24 2022, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA

After the highly successful online-only INSEIT/IACAP-2021 at the University of Hamburg, organized by Judith Simon and the many dedicated scholars in her research group, IACAP is delighted to announce a return to Silicon Valley with the 2022 meeting being hosted by Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering, with support from SCU Philosophy faculty and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Pending any necessities of the pandemic, IACAP is pleased to put out this call for abstracts for both remote (online only) and local (on-site, streamed) paper presentations.

Important Dates

Abstract and Symposia submissions are now closed.

Symposia proposals: March 15, 2022

Extended Abstract  Submissions: April 1, 2022

Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2022 (Symposia), May 31, 2022 (papers)

Submissions link:

Keynote Speakers:
Covey Award Address – Professor Shannon Vallor, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Simon Award Address – to be announced.

Theme and Focus

‘Engineering Ethics’ holds multiple meanings. It can encompass the applied practice of engineers, and the all-important sensitivity to the difficult and nuanced moral normative aspects of their profession. But it also evokes the realization of systems that are designed, engineered, to promote more ethical outcomes. The questions raised by ‘Engineering Ethics’ are as varied as they are subtle and challenging, and we invite submissions that address any and all aspects of this theme.

In addition to the above focus for this conference, IACAP more broadly has a long-lasting tradition of promoting philosophical dialogue and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of a computational and informational turn. This puts it in a privileged position, as IACAP’s members have contributed to shaping the philosophical and ethical debate about computing, information technologies, and artificial intelligence. The 2022 annual meeting will continue this tradition and will gather philosophers, ethicists, roboticists, and computer scientists and engineers interested in 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

The meeting will have a single main track focusing on topics at the core of IACAP members’ interests. Symposia will also be organized and run by members, or groups of members, to focus on more specific topics. We invite submissions of extended abstracts (up to 1000 words) as well as submission of proposals for symposia.


The 2022 meeting will be hosted both virtually and (pandemic circumstances permitting) in-person. The physical location for the meeting will be on Santa Clara University’s beautiful campus in the heart of Silicon Valley.  Santa Clara University (SCU) is the oldest operating institution of higher education in California, and, as the Jesuit University of SIlicon Valley, it is an institution that prides itself on being a part of a five centuries-old educational tradition that emphasizes both discernment and a commitment to educating the whole person. Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering is proud to host the 2022 IACAP meeting, with support from faculty in SCU’s Philosophy department and SCU’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (The conference will immediately follow the 2022 Summer Institute on Technology Ethics, SITE 2022, also being held at SCU).

Paper Submissions
Submission deadline: April 1, 2022
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2022

Submission deadline: March 15, 2022
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2022

Proposals for symposia should indicate:

  • the title of the proposed symposium;
  • a description of the topic and of its relevance for the IACAP membership;
  • a list the participants (indicating those who have confirmed their participation);
  • and the number of hours required.

Submissions link:
Program Committee: TBA