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AISB event Bulletin Item

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Mathematics and Logic, 9-12 Nov 2012, Guangzhou, CHINA


All researchers working on various aspects of "Cultures of Mathematics and Logic", including, but 
certainly not limited to, philosophers, sociologists, historians of mathematics, mathematicians, 
and researchers in mathematics education, are cordially invited to submit their one page abstracts 
by the submission deadline of 30 June 2012 (see below for details).

DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE. Mathematics and formal reasoning are fundamental building blocks of 
knowledge, essential for science, technology, policy-making and risk-management. Mathematical 
practice is a rich phenomenon of human activity, with subtle differences between various cultures: 
here, the word culture can refer to national cultures, but also cultural differences in different 
historical periods, in different strata of a given society, in different social settings.

And yet, the public perception of mathematics is of an apersonal subject with little or no human 
interaction, based on a false picture of a science of pure thought and deduction, with almost no 
interaction or visible activity.

In a move away from these traditionalist positions, philosophers and social scientists have 
recently become more interested in studying mathematical and logical practice, or, to be precise, 
different mathematical and logical practices. Our conference will focus on this plurality of 
viewpoints, studying the various cultures of mathematics and logic, and involve several disciplines
such as philosophy, sociology, psychology, cognitive science, history of mathematics, mathematics 
education, and linguistics.


* Andrea Bender. Universitt Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
* Karine Chemla. Equipe Recherches Epistmologiques et Historiques sur les
          Sciences Exactes et les Institutions Scientifiques (REHSEIS), Paris,
* Christian Greiffenhagen. University of Manchester, Manchester, United
* Shirong Guo. Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, China.
* Juan Pablo Meja Ramos. Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ, United States
    of America.
* Reviel Netz. Stanford University, Stanford CA, United States of America.
* Zhaoshi Zeng. Sun Yat-Sen University. Guangzhou, China.


      Abstract submission deadline:	30 June 2012
      Notification of authors:		30 July 2012
      Conference: 				9-12 November 2012

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION. All researchers are encouraged and invited to submit their abstracts until 
the deadline of 30 June 2012 via the easychair submission page at


Please submit the abstract either in the "abstract" field of the easychair submission site or as 
a one-page PDF submission.

POST-CONFERENCE PUBLICATION. All authors of papers presented at the conference will be encouraged 
to submit a full version to a post-conference publication volume. The deadline for submission of 
full papers will be in early 2013. All papers submitted to the post-conference proceedings will be 
refereed to high journal standards, and acceptance as a presentation is no guarantee that the 
post-conference paper will be published.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE. Mihir Chakraborty, Jadavpur University, India; Shuchun Guo, Chinese Academy 
of Science, China; Joachim Kurtz, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitt Heidelberg, Germany; Brendan Larvor, 
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; Benedikt Lwe, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The 
Netherlands; Martina Merz, Universitt Luzern, Switzerland; Thomas Mueller, Universiteit Utrecht, 
The Netherlands; Dirk Schlimm, McGill University, Canada; Ju Shier, Sun Yat-sen University, China

LOCAL INFORMATION. Guangzhou, known historically as Canton, is located in southern China on the 
Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong. 
With over 12 million inhabitants, it is the third largest city in China (after Shanghai and 
Beijing) and the largest city of southern China. In the month of November, expected temperatures 
are between 15 and 24 degrees. Baiyun International Airport is a major transportation hub with 
many national and international airlines (for instance, Air France, China Southern Airlines, 
Emirates, Lufthansa, etc.). In addition, Guangzhou is easy to reach from Hong Kong with its 
international airport.