[Air-L] early-bird registration now open - IACAP'11

Charles Ess charles.ess at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 22:42:31 PDT 2011

Dear AoIR-ists,

with apologies for cross-postings, duplications, and, in this case, knowing
that the conference will not be of interest to everyone on the list ...
still, will appreciate your passing on to potentially interested colleagues.
- charles
Early-bird registration (available until 15. May) is now open for the 25th
anniversary conference of the International Association for Computing and
Philosophy (IACAP) - July 4-6, 2011, on the campus of Aarhus University,
Aarhus, Denmark. 
IACAP¹11 is the first international conference of IACAP ­ one celebrating 25
years of Computing and Philosophy (CAP) conferences around the globe that
explore the extensive range of fruitful intersections between philosophy and
computing.  IACAP¹11 continues this exploration with a program of ten tracks
(see <http://www.ia-cap.org/IACAP_2011_CFP.pdf> for full track descriptions)
as well as five plenary addresses: 
Presidential address: Tony Beavers, ³Is Ethics Computable, or What Other
than Can Does Ought Imply?²
Preston Covey Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Research in
Computing and Philosophy: Terrell (Terry) Ward Bynum, Professor of
Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University; Director of the
Research Center on Computing & Society.  Lecture title: ³Information and
Deep Metaphysics²
Herbert Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy:
John P. Sullins, Associate Professor, Sonoma State University, California. 
Lecture title: ³The Next Steps in RoboEthics²
Brian Michael Goldberg Memorial Award (for Outstanding Graduate Research in
Computing and Philosophy, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University): Cameron
Buckner (Indiana University), ³Computational Methods for the 21st-Century
Philosopher: Recent Advances and Challenges in Cognitive Science &
Surveillance and Security: ³(In)secure identities: ICTs, trust and
Œbio-political tattoos¹,² Katja Franko Aas, Institute of Criminology and
Sociology of Law, University of Oslo.
ACCOMMODATIONS.  Blocks of rooms have been reserved for IACAP participants
in three Aarhus locales, including the University Guesthouse.  July is a
busy conference and tourist month, however, and so participants are urged to
book their rooms as early as possible. Please see
<http://www.iacap.org/conferences/iacap11/> for more details, including
travel and registration information.
Our host department ­ the Department of Information- and Media Studies,
Aarhus University ­ will sponsor our opening reception on Monday evening,
July 4, 2011, as well as provide logistical support throughout the
Our conference dinner will be held on Tuesday evening, July 5, 2011, in
Nordens Folkekøkken, one of the best restaurants in Aarhus, especially for
introducing newcomers to the delights of ³new Scandinavian² cuisine.
(Attending the conference dinner requires an additional fee, as noted on the
registration website.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITY is ranked among the top 100 best universities in the
world, and is noted for its fostering a wide range of interdisciplinary
centres, institutes, and collaborative projects.  It is thus an especially
fitting venue for the first international IACAP conference as we celebrate
our silver anniversary of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.
Finally, Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark, enjoys the reputation
of being the happiest city in the happiest country in the world.  And for
good reasons.  Among them: there are many excellent opportunities for lovers
of art (Aros Art Museum, ³Sculptures by the Sea,² etc.), Viking and Danish
history (including  Den Gamle By (the old village) and Moesgaard Museum),
open-air markets (Ingerslev), fine food and drink, and nature (including
extensive woods, parks, and swimming in Aarhus harbor and neighboring
beaches).  Additional tourist information can be found at

We look forward to welcoming you to Aarhus in July!
- charles ess
Institut for Informations- og Medievidenskab
Helsingforsgade 14
8200 Århus N.
mail: <imvce at hum.au.dk>
tel: (+45) 8942 9250

Professor, Philosophy and Religion
Drury University, Springfield, Missouri 65802 USA

Exemplary persons seek harmony, not sameness. -- Analects 13.23

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