[FOM] 1st CfP: Cultures of Mathematics and Logic, Guangzhou (China), 9-12 November 2012

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                  FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

               Cultures of Mathematics and Logic
                    9-12 November 2012
               Institute for Logic and Cognition
                   Sun Yat-Sen University
                     Guangzhou, China

   All researchers working on various aspects of "Cultures of Mathematics and 
Logic", including, but certainly not limited to, philosophers, sociologists, 
historians of mathematics, mathematicians, and researchers in mathematics 
education, are cordially invited to submit their one page abstracts by the 
submission deadline of 30 June 2012 (see below for details).

DESCRIPTION OF THE CONFERENCE. Mathematics and formal reasoning are fundamental 
building blocks of knowledge, essential for science, technology, policy-making 
and risk-management. Mathematical practice is a rich phenomenon of human 
activity, with subtle differences between various cultures: here, the word 
culture can refer to national cultures, but also cultural differences in 
different historical periods, in different strata of a given society, in 
different social settings.

And yet, the public perception of mathematics is of an apersonal subject with 
little or no human interaction, based on a false picture of a science of pure 
thought and deduction, with almost no interaction or visible activity.

In a move away from these traditionalist positions, philosophers and social 
scientists have recently become more interested in studying mathematical and 
logical practice, or, to be precise, different mathematical and logical 
practices. Our conference will focus on this plurality of viewpoints, studying 
the various cultures of mathematics and logic, and involve several disciplines 
such as philosophy, sociology, psychology, cognitive science, history of 
mathematics, mathematics education, and linguistics.


* Andrea Bender. Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
* Karine Chemla. Equipe Recherches Epistémologiques et Historiques sur les
        Sciences Exactes et les Institutions Scientifiques (REHSEIS), Paris,
* Christian Greiffenhagen. University of Manchester, Manchester, United
* Shirong Guo. Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, China.
* Juan Pablo Mejía Ramos. Rutgers University, Piscataway NJ, United States
   of America.
* Reviel Netz. Stanford University, Stanford CA, United States of America.
* Zhaoshi Zeng. Sun Yat-Sen University. Guangzhou, China.


    Abstract submission deadline:	30 June 2012
    Notification of authors:	30 July 2012
    Conference: 			9-12 November 2012

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION. All researchers are encouraged and invited to submit their 
abstracts until the deadline of 30 June 2012 via the easychair submission page 


Please submit the abstract either in the "abstract" field of the easychair 
submission site or as a one-page PDF submission.

POST-CONFERENCE PUBLICATION. All authors of papers presented at the conference 
will be encouraged to submit a full version to a post-conference publication 
volume. The deadline for submission of full papers will be in early 2013. All 
papers submitted to the post-conference proceedings will be refereed to high 
journal standards, and acceptance as a presentation is no guarantee that the 
post-conference paper will be published.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE. Mihir Chakraborty, Jadavpur University, India; Shuchun 
Guo, Chinese Academy of Science, China; Joachim Kurtz, 
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany; Brendan Larvor, University of 
Hartfordshire, United Kingdom; Benedikt Löwe, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The 
Netherlands; Martina Merz, Universität Luzern, Switzerland; Dirk Schlimm, 
McGill University, Canada; Ju Shier, Sun Yat-sen University, China

LOCAL INFORMATION. Guangzhou, known historically as Canton, is located in 
southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km north-northwest of Hong Kong. 
With over 12 million inhabitants, it is the third largest city in China (after 
Shanghai and Beijing) and the largest city of southern China. In the month of 
November, expected temperatures are between 15 and 24 degrees. Baiyun 
International Airport is a major transportation hub with many national and 
international airlines (for instance, Air France, China Southern Airlines, 
Emirates, Lufthansa, etc.). In addition, Guangzhou is easy to reach from Hong 
Kong with its international airport.

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