[FOM] CfP: Journal Philosophy and Technology - Trends in the History and Philosophy of Computing

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Sun Jan 15 06:07:36 EST 2012

Call for Papers 
Journal Philosophy and Technology

Trends in the History and Philosophy of Computing

Liesbeth De Mol & Giuseppe Primiero

The computing sciences collect the most diverse complex of experts:
philosophers, logicians, historians, mathematicians, computer
scientists, programmers, engineers. The number of involved subjects
grows accordingly: from foundational issues to their applications; from
philosophical questions to problems of realizability and design of
specifications; from theoretical studies of computational barriers to
the relevance of machines for educational purposes. A historical
awareness of the evolution of computing not only helps to clarify the
complex structure of the computing sciences, but it also provides an
insight in what computing was, is and maybe could be in the future.
Philosophy, on the other hand, helps to tackle some of the fundamental
problems of computing, going from the limits of the “mathematicizing
power of homo sapiens” to the design of feasible and concrete models of
interactive processes. Following the organization of the first
International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing, 


held from November 7 to 10, 2011 at the University of Ghent and
organized by the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, a special
issue of the Journal Philosophy & Technology is planned. 

The computing sciences are typically the connecting field between theory
and application, between foundational problems related to logic and
mathematics and technological issues referring to hardware, software and
their impact on our lives. We solicit submissions of papers that explore
the philosophical relevance of issues in the technology and in
particular that do so in a historical perspective. Areas of relevance
are the birth, evolution and future of machines, algorithms and
programs; the foundational and practical issues related to models of
computability and programming languages; computer experiments and
simulations, computer-aided systems, math- and engineering software,
e-learning, scientific databases, computer and the arts.

April 15, 2012: Deadline paper submission
July 15, 2012: Deadline reviews papers
September 15, 2012: Deadline revised papers
2013: Publication of the special issue

To submit a paper for this special issue, authors should go to the
Journal Editorial Manager


The author (or a corresponding author for each submission in case of
co-authored papers) must register into EM. The author must select the
special article type: 

"Trends in History & Philosophy Computing" 

from the selection provided in the submission process. This is needed to
properly assign the submissions to the Guest Editors.

Submissions will be processed according to the procedure noted below

New Submissions --->Journal Editorial Office ---->Guest Editor --->
Reviewer ---> Reviewer Recommendation ---> Guest Editor Recommendation
---> Editor-in-Chief Final Decision---> Author Notification of the

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