[SIGCIS-Members] Second CFP: Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming

Tomas Petricek info at tomasp.net
Sat Dec 9 17:59:16 PST 2017


Dear all,
Following an earlier announcement, I would like to invite everyone one more time to consider submitting a 2-page extended abstract to an upcoming Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming. The symposium aims to bring together historians, philosophers, computer scientists and practitioners to discuss programming from a broader perspective. It will take place on 23 March 2018 in Oxford and the submission deadline is 1 January 2018. For more information and a full CFP, please see: https://www.shift-society.org/hapop4/   

Below, you will find the brief outline as well as the programme committee, important dates and the submission link.

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Fourth Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming

In a society where computers have become ubiquitous, it is necessary to develop a deeper understanding of the nature of computer programs, not just from the technical viewpoint, but from a broader historical and philosophical perspective. A historical awareness of the evolution of programming not only helps to clarify the complex structure of computing, but it also provides an insight in what programming was, is and could be in the future. Philosophy, on the other hand, helps to tackle fundamental questions about the nature of programs, programming languages and programming as a discipline.

HaPoP 2018 is the fourth edition of the Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming, organised by HaPoC, Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing. As in the previous editions, we are convinced that an interdisciplinary approach is necessary for understanding programming with its multifaceted nature. As such, we welcome participation by researchers and practitioners coming from a diversity of backgrounds, including historians, philosophers, computer scientists and professional software developers.

In addition to submissions in a wide range of areas traditional for HaPoP (outlined below), we especially welcome submissions that explore the nature of scientific progress with respect to computer programming as a discipline. We are interested in investigations concerning the methodology of computer programming, whether it follows a form of scientific method that allows it to increase its problem solving ability, whether its development more is akin to science, engineering or rather art, and what examples from the history of programming can be provided to support either argument.

Programme committee
	Nicola Angius, Università di Sassari
	Alan Blackwell, University of Cambridge
	Edgar Daylight, University of Leuven
	Jeremy Gibbons, University of Oxford
	Ursula Martin (co-chair), University of Oxford
	Liesbeth De Mol, Université de Lille
	Tomas Petricek (co-chair), The Alan Turing Institue
	Mark Priestley, Independent Researcher
	Giuseppe Primiero, Middlesex University London
	Viola Schiaffonati, Politecnico Milano

Important dates and links
	Submission deadline: 1 January 2018
	Author notification: 2 February 2018
	HaPoP symposium: 23 March 2018
	Submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hapop4
	HAPOC Grants: http://www.hapoc.org/node/251  

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If you have any questions regarding suitability of a topic, format of the extended abstract, or anything else, please contact me at mailto:tomas at tomasp.net. 

Thanks,
Tomas Petricek



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