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25 June 2016, Third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming (HaPoP 2016), Paris, France

Date: 25 June 2016
Location: Paris, France
Deadline: 14 April 2016

One major challenge throughout the history of programming is the development of an interface between humans, software and hardware. It has been the task of the so-called operating system to: maintain a file system; regulate access to resources; synchronize operations; etc. Today, Operating Systems are usually equipped with Graphical User interfaces (GUI) designed to give the 'user' a 'friendly' experience thus hiding – and sometimes even rendering inaccessible – much of the underlying structure and features of the computing machinery. The aim of the current symposium is to offer an opportunity for historical and philosophical reflection on operating systems and the programs they coordinate.

Our approach is interdisciplinarity and openness towards different fields relevant to HaPoC. We were and are strongly convinced that such trans- and interdisciplinarity is necessary if one wants to reflect on a discipline such as computer science with its multidimensional nature. The current symposium will be organized in a similar manner and invites researchers coming from a diversity of backgrounds, including historians, philosophers, logicians and computer scientists who want to engage with topics relevant to the history and philosophy of programming and more specifically that of operating systems.

For more information, see http://hapoc.org/hapop3

The Programme Committee cordially invites researchers working in a field relevant to the main topics of the symposium to submit an abstract. Abstract should be submitted at the latest by (extended deadline) April 14, 2016.

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