[SIGCIS-Members] second announcement International conference on the history and philosophy of computing

elizabeth.demol at ugent.be elizabeth.demol at ugent.be
Thu Jan 13 04:10:57 PST 2011

Dear all,

please find enclosed the second announcement of the International 
conference on the history and philosophy of computing. With the 
conference we want to encourage interactions between historians and 
philosophers of computing. This is one of the reasons why there will be 
no parallel sessions.
I would like to take this announcement as an opportunity to encourage 
members of this list to make a submission for the conference once the 
call for papers is open. More details will follow later,

best regards,
Liesbeth De Mol


Second announcement

International Conference
/History and Philosophy of Computing /
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the famous 1936 Papers by A. Church, 
E.L. Post and A.M. Turing

November 7 - 10, 2011
Gent University, Belgium


 From 7-10 November 2011 the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science 
organizes an International Conference on the History and Philosophy of 

Topics of the conference include:

    * The birth, evolution and future of computation
    * Philosophical, foundational and practical issues of computability 
in logic, mathematics and computer science
    * Computation in the sciences

Bill Aspray (University of Texas)
Martin Davis (New York University)
Fairouz Kamareddine (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh)
Sybille Krämer (Freie Universität Berlin)
Giovanni Sambin (Universita' di Padova)
Raymond Turner (University of Essex)
Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research)


We plan to have up to 30 contributed papers to be presented at the 
conference. We welcome contributions from logicians and philosophers or 
historians of science as well as from philosophically aware computer 
scientists and mathematicians. Authors should submit an electronic 
version of an extended abstract (approximately 1000 words) through 
EasyChair. Submission will be open on when the Call for Papers is 
launched on 15th March 2011.

Liesbeth De Mol and Giuseppe Primiero

G. Alberts (Amsterdam)
S. Artemov (New York)
M. Campbell-Kelly (Warwick)
L. Corry (Tel Aviv)
M. Denecker (Leuven)
A. Eden (Essex)
L. Floridi (Oxford & Hertfordshire)
R. Kahle (Lisbon)
B. Loewe (Amsterdam)
J. Meheus (Ghent)
E. Myin (Antwerp)
S. Negri (Helsinki)
V. de Paiva (Palo Alto)
S. Smets (Groningen)
G. Sundholm (Leiden)
C. Toffalori (Camerino)
J.P. van Bendegem (Brussels)
M. van Dyck (Ghent)
B. van Kerkhove (Brussels & Hasselt)
E. Weber (Ghent)


The International Association for Computing and Philosophy 
will fund a $500 travel grant for an IACAP graduate student to attend.  
IACAP graduate students who would like to apply for this grant need to 
send a copy of their submission to Tony Beavers 
(executivedirector at ia-cap.org), executive director of IACAP. More 
details for applications will be added later. The Association also 
offers a 10% discount on the conference fee for IACAP members.

Student members of the Association for Symbolic Logic 
<http://www.aslonline.org/index.htm> also may apply for travel grants. 
To be considered for a Travel Award, please (1) send a letter of 
application, and (2) ask your thesis supervisor to send a brief 
recommendation letter. The application letter should be brief 
(preferably one page) and should include: (1) your name; (2) your home 
institution; (3) your thesis supervisor's name; (4) a one-paragraph 
description of your studies and work in logic, and a paragraph 
indicating why it is important to attend the meeting; (5) your estimate 
of the travel expenses you will incur; (6) (for citizens or residents of 
the USA) citizenship or visa status; and (7) (voluntary) indication of 
your gender and minority status. Women and members of minority groups 
are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to funds provided by the 
ASL, the program of travel grants is supported by a grant from the US 
National Science Foundation; NSF funds may be awarded only to students 
at USA universities and to citizens and permanent residents of the USA. 
Air travel paid for using NSF funds must be on a US flag carrier. 
Application by email is encouraged; put "ASL travel application'' in the 
subject line of your message. Applications should be received at least 
three months prior to the meeting at the ASL Business Office: ASL, Box 
742, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604, 
USA; Fax: 1-845-437-7830; email: asl at vassar.edu. Decisions will be 
communicated at least two months prior to the meeting.

A selection of papers will be published as a Special Issue of the 
Journal/ Philosophy & Technology 

More details on deadlines and submissions can be found at:

For requests and infos
computing.conference at ugent.be <mailto:computing.conference at ugent.be>

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