[SIGCIS-Members] 24th International Congress, Rio, July 2017

lidemol elizabeth.demol at ugent.be
Fri Apr 22 00:21:39 PDT 2016


Dear James,
Dear all,

as you might know, there is now a DHST/DLMPS commission on the History 
and Philosophy of computing (www.hapoc.org): the proposal for this 
commission was approved during the DHST GA in Manchester in 2013 . As a 
commission, we are required to organize a symposium and a symposium 
proposal is now being prepared by two Brazilian researchers (Fabio 
Bertato and Henrique Cukierman, in cc).

I case you (or anyone else on this list) might be interested to get 
involved with this please do let me know. Of course, there is also the 
possibility to organize another symposium which can/could also be 
supported by HAPOC.

In general, I would like to point out that anyone who thinks of 
organizing something within the reach of HAPOC is always free to contact 
me (or any other member of the HAPOC council) to inquire about possible 
support,

with best wishes,
Liesbeth.

On 2016-04-21 22:14, James Sumner wrote:
> Dear SIGCIS members
>
> I'm writing -- inevitably, far too close to the deadline -- to gauge 
> whether there is interest in offering a symposium submission to the 
> 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology in 
> Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23-29 July 2017, 
> <http://www.ichst2017.sbhc.org.br/>.
>
> This is the successor to the 24th Congress held in Manchester in 2013, 
> for which I co-chaired the Local Organising Committee and which was 
> the single largest conference in the field to date, with over 1750 
> participants. The 2013 programme was strong on computing and related 
> themes -- see 
> <http://www.ichstm2013.co.uk/programme/guide/m/discipline.html#a3> -- 
> and included
> a mathematical, algorithmic and machine-focused symposium, organised 
> by Maarten Bullynck, Liesbeth De Mol and Marie-José Durand-Richard; a 
> symposium on COMECON technology, put together by Helena Durnova and 
> Slawomir Lotysz for ICOHTEC (whose annual meeting occurred as a 
> satellite to the Congress, as will again happen in Rio); and a 
> symposium on computing applications in various contexts which I 
> organised along with Miguel Garcia-Sancho.
>
> The Congress has a more global reach than most forums in the history 
> of science and technology, and tends to be inclusive in its 
> programming selection. There will be a separate call for stand-alone 
> papers, but the call for symposia closes relatively soon, on Saturday 
> 30 April. A "symposium" in Congress parlance is a 90-minute thematic 
> session, or group of linked sessions (the largest symposia run for 
> four sessions a day over several days!) consisting of papers and, 
> optionally, commentaries.
>
> The symposium call does not require individual paper titles/abstracts, 
> or a definite list of contributors, but does require an indicative 
> contributor list and a short general abstract. One inviolate rule is 
> that the organisation of the symposium must be a collaborative effort 
> between at least two contributors representing different countries.
>
> If anyone is interested in contributing or collaborating, I'd be 
> grateful if you would let me know directly. (I'd also be interested to 
> hear news of any proposals for Rio which have already been settled, 
> whether for the Congress or ICOHTEC call.)
>
> All best
> James
>
>
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