[Humanist] 28.848 events: history & philosophy of computing

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 848.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:15:12 +0100
        From: Liesbeth De Mol <elizabeth.demol at UGENT.BE>
        Subject: HaPoC 2015, 8-11 Octobre 2015, Pisa

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

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

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