[Air-l] call for participation - ECAP'06

Charles Ess cmess at drury.edu
Tue May 2 09:37:29 PDT 2006


Dear AoIR-ists -
while not directly related to Internet research - some AoIRists in Europe
might find especially the tracks on ethics and gender (chaired by AoIR's
very own Alison Adam!) of relevance to your work?
cheers,
charles ess

ECAP'06 - Call for Participation

With apologies for duplications and cross-postings

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                        COMPUTING AND PHILOSOPHY
                         E-CAP 2006 at NTNU Norway
           Norwegian University for Science and Technology
        Dragvoll Campus, Trondheim, Norway, June 22-24, 2006
           
 Conference Co-Chairs:
    Charles Ess (Drury University / NTNU): <cmess at drury.edu>
    May Thorseth (NTNU): <may.thorseth at hf.ntnu.no>
            
                     http://ntnu.no/events/ecap06

E-CAP is the European conference on Computing and Philosophy, the European
affiliate of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy
(IACAP, www.iacap.org).
E-CAP is organized in cooperation with the Association of Computing
Machinery's Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART)
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E-CAP is the premier European venue for current research, reflection, and
lively discussion of all aspects of the "computational turn" that has
emerged over the past several decades, and continues to expand and develop
as a result of the multiple interactions between philosophy and computing.
The "culture" of E-CAP, like its sister CAP conferences in North America and
Asia-Pacific, discourages paper reading - and stresses instead the
presentation of ideas and lively discussion, along with informal networking.
 
On behalf of the Program Committee and presenting authors, we invite your
participation in ECAP'06.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 5, 2006                 Early registration deadline
June 22-24, 2006            Conference

The Program (see <www.eu-cap.org/?page=program> includes:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
A leading figure in the computational turn will open each day of the
conference:
Dr. Raymond Turner, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Essex, UK
Dr. Lucas Introna, Centre for the Study of Technology & Organisation,
Lancaster University, UK
Dr. Vincent Hendricks, Dept. of Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde
University, Denmark

PROGRAM TRACKS
Papers selected for presentation are organized as follows:
- Information and Computing Ethics: Chair - Philip Brey (University of
Twente)  
- Ontology (Distributed Processing, Emergent Properties, Formal Ontology,
    Network Structures, etc): Chair - Luciano Floridi (Oxford University)
- Philosophy of Computer Science: Chairs - Amnon Eden and Raymond Turner
(University of Essex)
- Philosophy of Information and Information Technology: Chair - Lars-Göran
Johansson (University of Uppsala)
- Ethical and Political Dimensions of ICTs in Globalization: Chairs - May
Thorseth and Charles Ess
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Problem of Consciousness: Chair -
Susan Stuart (University of Glasgow)
- "Intersections" (between logic, epistemology, philosophy of science and
ICT/Computing, such as Philosophy of AI): Chair: Chris Dobbyn (Open
University) 
- Computer-based Learning and Teaching Strategies and Resources &
    The Impact of Distance Learning on the Teaching of Philosophy and
    Computing: Chair - Teresa Numerico (University of Salerno)
- IT and Gender Research, Feminist Technoscience Studies: Chair - Alison
Adam (University of Salford)
- Biological Information, Artificial Life, Biocomputation: Chair - Colin
Allen (Indiana University)

Additional program details may be found on our website.

REGISTRATION FEES 
                   before    / after 6 May 2006:
Standard:        EURO 200    / 250
(all the activities of the Conference, Reception included)
Phd Students:     EURO 100   / 150
Students:         Free
 
Secure registration is available on conference web site.
 
ACCOMMODATION
To book accommodation, please visit the conference web site

VENUE
The NTNU campus at Dragvoll offers excellent conference facilities as
well a beautiful physical setting as it overlooks Trondheim and the
Trondheim fjord. The city of Trondheim (Norway's ancient capital and
home to the Nidaros Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral north of the
Rhine) is easily accessible by air and rail, and is itself more than
worth the visit.

We look forward to welcoming you to Trondheim!

- Charles Ess
- May Thorseth
- Johnny Søraker





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