[FOM] CfP: HaPoC 2013, 28-31 October, ENS, Paris

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Mon Feb 11 11:33:46 EST 2013

[Apologies for cross-postings]

28th - 31st October 2013
Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris.
with a special session on "Computing and the Arts" at Ecole Nationale
Superieure des Arts Decoratifs

We are happy to announce that the 2nd International Conference on the
History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC 2013) will take place from
the 28th to the 31st of October 2013 at the Ecole Normale Superieure in
Paris (France).
The birth of the computing and its sciences has often been the topic of
philosophical and historical reflection. The HaPoC-conferences have
decided to bring together the historical and the philosophical
viewpoints. They want to create an environment for a true
interdisciplinary convergence around computer science, reenforcing
research on the science(s) of computing and its history and stimulating
a theoretical dialogue between these domains. To furter this dialogue
HaPoC has chosen to have no parallel sessions.
Our invited speakers are: Janet Abbate; Bernard Chazelle (tbc); Walter
Dean; Nathan Ensmenger; Jean-Yves Girard; Barbara Liskov (tbc); Margit
Rosen and Franck Varenne. HaPoC 2013 is the follow-up conference to
HaPoC 2011 (Gent, Belgium).
Please check out the website of HaPoC 2013 for more information on the

For HaPoC 2013 we welcome contributions from logicians, philosophers and
historians of computing as well as from philosophically aware computer
scientists and mathematicians. Topics include but are not limited to:
1. Approaches to the notion of computing
	a. History and Philosophy of Computability
	b. History and Philosophy of Computation
	c. History and Philosophy of Programming
	d. History and Philosophy of the Computer
2. Applications and uses of Computing
	a. History and Epistemology of the use of Computing in the sciences
	b. Computing and the Arts : historical and conceptual issues
	c. Social, ethical and paedagogical aspects of Computing

We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the main
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 anonymized. Please note that
the format of uploaded files must be .pdf or .doc.

The submission deadline is: April 30th, 2013

Best regards,
the organisers,

Maarten Bullynck (Paris 8&  SPHERE)
Jean-Baptiste Joinet (Lyon 3, IRPhil&  CIRPHLES)

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