[SIGCIS-Members] First CfP HaPoC 2015, 8-11 October 2015, Pisa

Liesbeth De Mol elizabeth.demol at ugent.be
Mon Mar 23 09:11:10 PDT 2015

Dear all,

it is with great pleasure that I send you the first CfP for the third 
edition of the international conference for the history and philosophy 
of computing (HAPoC 2015) to be held in Pisa from 8-11 October. As some 
of you know one of the aims of this conference is to stimulate 
discussion and collaboration between historians, philosophers and 
computer scientists and it is thus a great opportunity to reflect 
further on our role as historians in the academic world and beyond,

my best wishes,

Call For Papers
HaPoC 3: Third International Conference for the History and Philosophy 
of Computing
8 -- 11 October, 2015, Pisa

The DHST commission for the history and philosophy of computing 
(www.hapoc.org) is happy to announce the third HAPOC conference. The 
series aims at creating an interdisciplinary focus on computing, 
stimulating a dialogue between the historical and philosophical 
viewpoints. To this end, the conference hopes to bring together 
researchers interested in the historical developments of computing, as 
well as those reflecting on the sociological and philosophical issues 
springing from the rise and ubiquity of computing machines in the 
contemporary landscape. In the past editions, the conference has 
successfully presented a variety of voices, contributing to the creation 
of a fruitful dialogue between researchers with different backgrounds 
and sensibilities.

For HaPoC 2015 we welcome contributions from historians and philosophers 
of computing as well as from philosophically aware computer scientists 
and mathematicians. Topics include but are not limited to
• History and Philosophy of Computation (interpretation of the 
Church-Turing thesis; models of computation; logical/mathematical 
foundations of computer science; information theory...)
• History and Philosophy of Programming (classes of programming 
languages; philosophical status of programming...)
• History and Philosophy of the Computer (from calculating machines to 
the future of the computer; user interfaces; abstract architectures...)
• History and Epistemology of the use of Computing in the sciences 
(simulation vs. modelisation; computer-assisted proofs; linguistics...)
• Computing and the Arts: historical and conceptual issues (temporality 
in digital art; narration in interactive art work...)
• Social, ethical and pedagogical aspects of Computing (pedagogy of 
computer science; algorithms and copyright; Internet, culture, society...)

Our invited speakers are Nicola Angius (Università di Sassari, IT), 
Lenore Blum (Carnagie Mellon University, USA), David Allan Grier (IEEE & 
George Washington University, USA), Furio Honsell (Università di Udine, 
IT), Pierre Mounier-Kuhn (CNRS & Université Paris-Sorbonne, F), and 
Franck Varenne (Université de Rouen, F).

We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the 
topics of the conference to submit a short abstract of approximately 200 
words and an extended abstract of at most a 1000 words (references 
included) to www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hapoc2015

Abstracts must be written in English and anonymised. Please note that 
the format of uploaded files must be either .pdf or .doc. In order to 
access the submission page, an EasyChair account will be required. 
Please notice that what is called “abstract” in the EasyChair “Title, 
Abstract and Other Information” section corresponds to the short 
abstract of this call, and what is called “paper” in the EasyChair 
“Upload Paper” section corresponds to the extended abstract of this call.

Please check out the website of HaPoC 2015 for more information on the 
conference at http://hapoc2015.sciencesconf.org

A post-proceedings volume is going to appear in the IFIP Advances in 
Information and Communication Technology series, published by Springer.

Submission deadline: June 19, 2015
Notification of acceptance: July 19, 2015

The 2015 conference is located in Pisa, the cradle of Italian computer 
science: here the first Italian computers were designed in the 
mid-Fifties and the first Master course in informatics was established 
in 1969. The Museum of Computing Machinery, part of the University of 
Pisa, shows some artefacts from the early days of Italian CS, as well a 
selection of personal computing machines. Besides its artistic 
attractions, among them the world-famous leaning tower, during the days 
of the conference Pisa will host the Internet Festival, devoted to all 
the aspects of the net (www.internetfestival.it)

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