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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Annual Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, July 2-4. 2014, Thessaloniki, GREECE

http://www.pt-ai.org/iacap/2014/

IACAP 2014 at Anatolia College/ACT, Thessaloniki, GREECE

Organisation: Vincent C. Mller & the IACAP Executive Committee

Computing technologies both raise philosophical questions and shed light on traditional 
philosophical problems; it is this two-way relation that is the focus of IACAP meetings since 1986.
We invite submission of abstracts, as well as submission of proposals for symposia on computing 
and philosophy. This years meeting will have a single main track, focusing on topics which proved 
to be at the core of IACAP members interest. In parallel, the symposia will focus on more specific
topics, organised autonomously by members or member groups. One symposium will be dedicated to the 
work of young researchers.

We will publish selected papers in a volume of the Synthese Library (Springer). Authors of 
accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper for peer-review to this volume.
Some abstracts will be accepted for presentation as posters. For papers, we foresee slots of 30 
minutes per talk, including discussion.
Invited Speakers
Judith Simon (ITU Kopenhagen)
Hector Zenil (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm)
Selmer Bringsjord (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY) - Covey Award Winner
Gualterio Piccinini (U Missouri- St. Louis) - Simon Award Winner
Simon Knight (Open University) - Brian Michael Goldberg Memorial Award Winner
Gregory Chatin (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) - symposium speaker
S. Barry Cooper (University of Leeds) - symposium speaker

Symposia:
Young researchers symposium - Organiser: VCM
History and philosophy of computing - Organisers: Giuseppe Primiero and Liesbeth De Mol
Anti-reductionist computational metaphors in evolution, metamathematics and the contemporary human 
self-image - Organiser: Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
Robotics: from Science Fiction to Legal Fact - Organisers: Sabine Thuermel, Fiorella Battaglia, 
Barbara Henry
... more to be confirmed

Topics of interest:
        Artificial Intelligence
        Artificial Life
        Cognitive Science, Computation & Cognition
        Computational Modeling in Science and Social Science
        Computer-Mediated Communication
        Distance Education and Electronic Pedagogy
        Ethical Problems and Societal Impact of Computation and Information
        History of Computing
        Information Culture and Society
        Logic
        Metaphysics of Computing
        Philosophy of Information
        Philosophy of Information Technology
        Robotics
        Virtual Reality
... and related issues

Format
For abstracts, we request anonymous submission of 600-1000 words (plus references) in plain text 
or PDF, plus a short abstract of up to 120 words. All submissions will be reviewed double-blind by 
at least two members of the programme committee.

For symposia, please provide a brief motivation (ca. 300 words), a list of envisaged speakers, 
and indication of time needed (full day, half day, etc.).

Dates
Submission of symposium proposals: 15 March 2014
Submissions of abstracts: 15 March 2014 [extended]
Notification of acceptance or rejection: 14 April 2014
(for symposia, we respond asap)
Submission on EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iacap2014
More details on http://www.pt-ai.org/iacap/2014/online-submission