Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

23-29 July 2017, Symposium on History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC symposium @ICHST), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date: 23-29 July 2017
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Deadline: 15 April 2016

We are happy to announce that the Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing will submit a proposal for the organization of the DHST/DLMPS HaPoC symposium titled 'The Ubiquity of Computing: historical and philosophical issues'.

The history of information and communication technologies (ICTs), despite its approximately 70 years, has already shown a rich accumulated experience coming from the most diversified initiatives, efforts and pioneering projects. Fully incorporated into reality, to the point of being considered ubiquitous, ICTs can be considered mature enough to bring about a balance that seeks to account for its past and its origins. A more extensive study of their history surely contributes to establish a valuable research field and to consolidate an international community of historians and philosophers of ICTs, discussing and framing propositions that can help to inspire and produce future developments.

For more information, see http://hapoc.org/node/176.

We cordially invite all colleagues to submit a proposal to this symposium. The present Call for Contributions is an opportunity to evaluate papers related to the theme 'The Ubiquity of Computing: historical and philosophical issues; to include them into the Proposal to be submitted to the ICHST. Contributions from the most diverse areas of knowledge and professional practices are welcome. For this symposium, contributions should present different dimensions of the history and philosophy of computing, with arguments and propositions based on testimonials, documented sources, references, and discussion of related bibliography. Deadline for submission: 15 April 2016.