IACAP 2024 Call for Abstracts and Symposia Proposals – University of Oregon

The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP, https://www.iacap.org) has a long-lasting tradition of promoting philosophical dialogue and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of computing as it relates to philosophy. IACAP’s members have contributed to shaping the philosophical and ethical debate about computing, information technologies, and artificial intelligence.
After its 2023 conference in Prague, IACAP is pleased to put out this call for abstracts for on-site presentations for its 2024 conference.

Conference dates: July 8-10, 2024.

Conference location: Eugene, Oregon, USA.

Conference host: Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts (up to 1000 words) due date: January 5, 2024. Extended: February 29, 2024.
  • Symposia Proposals due date: January 5, 2024. Extended: February 29, 2024.
  • Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2024.
  • Conference registration is now open.

(In case you need a visa, please note this with your submission so that we can facilitate an early review.)

Abstract and Symposia Submission link (with detailed submission information):

Special Tracks

Epistemology of ML

Machine learning technologies from deep neural networks to language models are being increasingly used in both formal and practical inquiry—e.g., science, policy-making, finance, etc.—in novel and important ways. Yet, their epistemic properties, roles, import, and status are far from established. We invite papers that explore epistemological matters in ML technology. 

Ethics of AI

The recent rise in the use of multimodal data science technologies—often categorized under the umbrella of AI—in diverse socially consequential contexts (e.g., governance, medicine, etc.) has brought with it an abundance of ethical concerns across several domains deemed of moral relevance. While much has been written on the possible harms of AI technologies related to discrimination, privacy, governance and automation, an ethics of AI from a philosophical perspective can also offer a much more fundamental understanding of ethical concerns that go beyond just the accounting or the mitigating of harms. We invite papers that aim to expand on this latter, broader dimension of ethical concerns in AI. 

Keynote Speakers

Covey Award Address – To be announced.
Simon Award Address – To be announced.


Accepted topics include but are not limited to:

  • Algorithmic Opacity and Bias
  • Artificial Life and Moral Agency
  • Autonomous Weapon Systems
  • Cognitive Science, Computation, and Cognition
  • Computational Modelling in Science and Social Science
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • History and Philosophy of Computing
  • Information Culture and Society
  • Metaphysics of Computing
  • Philosophical Implications of AI
  • Philosophy of Information and Philosophy of Information Technology 
  • Robotics
  • SIG: Mind and Machines
  • Societal Impact and Ethical Problems of AI, Computation, and Information
  • Virtual Reality
  • Special Track: Epistemology of ML
  • Special Track: Ethics of AI

Please feel free to distribute this CFA widely.

Submit a proposal: https://pretalx.iacapconf.org/iacap-2024/cfp