[Comp-neuro] ECAP09 Call for Papers

Jordi Vallverdú jordi.vallverdu at uab.cat
Sun Nov 30 21:00:53 CET 2008


Call for Papers
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COMPUTING AND PHILOSOPHY
E‐CAP09
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, July 2‐4, 2009
Chair: Jordi Vallverdú, jordi.vallverdu at uab.cat
http://ia‐cap.org/ecap09/
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IMPORTANT DATES
February 23rd , 2009: Abstracts submission deadline
March 16th , 2009: Notification of acceptance
April 24th , 2009: Start of wiki‐debates
May 11th , 2009: Early registration deadline
July 2nd ‐ 4th , 2009: Conference
GENERAL INFORMATION
 From Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 July 2009 the European Conference on 
COMPUTING AND
PHILOSOPHY (E‐CAP 2009) will be held at the Universitat Autònoma de 
Barcelona, Bellaterra (very
close to Barcelona city, Catalonia).
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). ECAP'09
is the seventh conference in the annual series.
PROGRAM
The conference is interdisciplinary: we invite papers from philosophy, 
computer science, social
science and related disciplines.Computers and thinking are the two sides 
of the same coin:
biocomputing, AI, logic, cognition, robotethics, IT, ontology, history, 
robotics, affective computing,
infoethics, epistemology, simulations, computer proofs, among others, 
are expressions of the
conceptual crossroads between researchers all around the world. E‐CAP09 
will promote scholarly
dialogue on all aspects of the computational & informational turn and 
the use of computers in the
service of philosophy.
CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Klaus Mainzer (U. Augsburg): Complexity [http://www.uniaugsburg.
de/de/institute/I3/leitung/Direktor/index.html]
Raymond Turner (U. Essex): Logic and Computation 
[http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/staff/turnr]
Roderic Guigó (UPF): Biocomputing [http://genome.imim.es/~rguigo/]
Francesc Subirada (BSC), Associate Director of the Barcelona 
Supercomputing Center:
Supercomputing [http://www.bsc.es/]
Kevin Warwick (U. Reading): Cybernetics [http://www.kevinwarwick.com/ ]
RELEVANT RESEARCH AREAS
We call for papers that cover topics pertaining to computing and 
philosophy from the following list
(but not restricted to that list):
‐ Metaphysics (Distributed Processing, Emergent Properties, Formal Ontology,
Network Structures, etc)
‐ Philosophy of Computer Science
‐ Robotics, AI, and Ambient Intelligence
‐ Human‐Machine Interaction and Explanation Capabilities
‐ Philosophy of Information and Information Technology
‐ Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Problem of Consciousness
‐ Computational Linguistics
‐ Computer‐based Learning and Teaching Strategies and Resources &
The Impact of Distance Learning on the Teaching of Philosophy and Computing
‐ IT and Gender Research, Feminist Technoscience Studies
‐ Information and Computing Ethics: RobotEthics, Infoethics
‐ Biological Information, Artificial Life, Biocomputation
‐ Electronic Art
‐ Complexity and Emergency
‐ Imaging and Knowledge
‐ New Models of Logic Software
‐ Models & Simulations Epistemology
‐ Synthetic emotions
‐ Computer & Gender Studies
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Authors should submit an electronic version of an extended abstract 
(total word count
approximately 1000 words).
The file should also contain a 350 word abstract that will be used for 
the conference web
site/booklet. Each abstract should indicate a first choice for the track 
to which it is submitted, as well
as a second choice for track.
The submissions should be made electronically, either as PDF, or in rtf 
or Word format to
ECAP09 at gmail.com.
TRACKS (and track chairs):
I. Philosophy of Information: Patrick Allo
II. Philosophy of Computer Science: Raymond Turner.
III. Computer and Information Ethics: Johnny Søraker and Alison Adam
IV. Computational Approaches to the Mind: Ruth Hagengruber
V. IT and Cultural Diversity: Jutta Weber, Charles Ess
VI. Crossroads: David Casacuberta.
VII. Robotics, AI & Ambient Intelligence: Thomas Roth‐Berghofer
VIII. Biocomputing, Evolutionary and Complex Systems: Gordana 
Dodig‐Crnkovic & Søren Brier
IX. E‐learning, E‐science and Computer‐Supported Cooperative Work: 
Annamaria Carusi
X. Technological Singularity and Acceleration Studies: Amnon Eden
REGISTRATION
Registration fees (in Euros) before/after 11 May 2009:
Standard: 250/300
Phd Students: 150/200
Students: 80/120
IACAP members: 150/200
You can become member of IACAP for only U.S. $30 ($10 for students). 
Please, if you are interested
go to the IACAP membership page: http://www.ia‐cap.org/membership.php.
ACCOMMODATION
To book accommodation, please visit the official conference web site.
Atlhough the campus has own accommodation facilities (hotels), the UAB’s 
close situation (and
good public transport service connections) from Barcelona may open the 
possibility to stay in
Barcelona city.
ORGANIZATION
Jordi Vallverdú, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona , Catalonia (Program 
chair)
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Philip Brey, University of Twente
Bernd Carsten‐Stahl, De Montfort University
David Casacuberta, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Gordana Dodig‐Crnkovic, Mälardalen University
Amnon Eden, University of Essex
Luciano Floridi, Oxford University
Ruth Hagengruber, Universität Paderborn
Johnny Hartz Søraker, University ofTwente
Thomas Roth‐Berghofer, German Research Center for AI DFKI GmbH, 
Kaiserslautern
Raymond Turner, University of Essex
Yorick Wilks, Oxford University
The congress will receive the organization support of TECNOCOG (UAB), 
SETE (UAB) and Epson
Foundation‐BCN.
VENUE
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona's central campus is in Bellaterra 
(Cerdanyola del Vallès),
20km outside Barcelona, between Sabadell and Sant Cugat del Vallès. The 
Universitat Autònoma de
Barcelona was founded in 1968. The founders aimed to establish four 
principles of autonomy:
freedom to select teaching staff, admission available to all students 
(but with a limited number),
freedom to create its own study plans and freedom to administrate the 
University's capital. It is
therefore a young university, but in its short history it has moved 
forward at a rapid pace.
http://www.uab.es/servlet/Satellite/About‐the‐UAB‐1101231886460.html
E‐CAP conferences are organized under the supervision of the 
International Association for
Computing and Philosophy (IACAP). Website: http://ia‐cap.org/
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