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03.08.2007 - 2007 WORKSHOP ON PHILOSOPHY & ENGINEERING (OCTOBER 29-31, 2007)

2007 Workshop on Philosophy & Engineering (October 29-31, 2007)

Call for Papers


2007 Workshop on Philosophy & Engineering
Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), The Netherlands

October 29-31, 2007 (Monday-Wednesday)


Workshop Theme:

Engineering Meets Philosophy, and Philosophy Meets Engineering

On October 19, 2006 a working group on Philosophy and Engineering was convened at MIT to discuss the need for greater interaction between philosophers and engineers. The result was an agreement to move forward with a workshop to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology by philosophers and engineers.

The first Workshop on Philosophy & Engineering (WPE-2007) will be held in the Department of Philosophy, TUDelft, 29-31 October 2007 (Monday-Wednesday). Sessions will include talks by invited and selected speakers as well as a number of special sessions.

Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) are invited for submission in one of three tracks:

§ Philosophy (Track chair: Carl Mitcham)
§ Philosophical Reflections of Practitioners (Track chair: Billy V. Koen)
§ Ethics (Track co-chairs: Michael Davis & P. Aarne Vesilind)

Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop committee. Those accepted for presentation at the workshop will be scheduled for 30-minutes talks (inclusive of Q&A) at the workshop. All accepted abstracts will published online on the workshop website (http://www-illigal.ge.uiuc.edu/wpe), and a printed volume will be assembled following the workshop in conjunction with a major publisher.

Extended abstracts should be submitted (in doc or pdf format) by 17 August 2007 to deg@uiuc.edu. Use ACM style files (see http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html) in preparing manuscripts, and indicate choice of track/deme (philosophy, reflections, or ethics) in e-mail title line. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 17 September 2007.

Workshop Committee

Stephanie J. Bird, Science & Eng. Ethics
Taft Broome, Howard U.
Michael Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology
Tony Eng, MIT
David E. Goldberg (WPE Co-Chair), UIUC
Richard Holton, MIT
Billy V. Koen, U. of Texas at Austin
Michael Loui, UIUC
Carl Mitcham, Colorado School of Mines
Joel Moses, MIT
Steven P. Nichols, U. of Texas at Austin
Ibo van de Poel (WPE Co-Chair), TUDelft
P. Aarne Vesilind, Bucknell U.

Contacts: Ibo van de Poel (I.R.vandePoel@tudelft.nl) and David E. Goldberg (deg@uiuc.edu)

Extended abstracts due 17 August 2007

Web: http://www-illigal.ge.uiuc.edu/wpe