[FOM] CfP Philosophy & Technology: Trends in the History and Philosophy of Computing

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Wed Dec 14 08:55:33 EST 2011

Call for Papers for the Journal Philosophy and Technology

Trends in the History and Philosophy of Computing

Liesbeth De Mol & Giuseppe Primiero

The computing sciences collect the most diverse complex of experts: 
philosophers, logicians, historians, mathematicians, computer scientists, 
programmers, engineers. The number of involved subjects grows accordingly: from 
foundational issues to their applications; from philosophical questions to 
problems of realizability and design of specifications; from theoretical 
studies of computational barriers to the relevance of machines for educational 
purposes. A historical awareness of the evolution of computing not only helps 
to clarify the complex structure of the computing sciences, but it also 
provides an insight in what computing was, is and maybe could be in the future. 
Philosophy, on the other hand, helps to tackle some of the fundamental problems 
of computing, going from the limits of the “mathematicizing power of homo 
sapiens”to the design of feasible and concrete models of interactive 
processes.  Following the organization of the first International Conference on 
the History and Philosophy of Computing, 


held from November 7 to 10, 2011 at the University of Ghent and organized by 
the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, a special issue of the Journal 
Philosophy & Technology is planned. 

The computing sciences are typically the connecting field between theory and 
application, between foundational problems related to logic and mathematics and 
technological issues referring to hardware, software and their impact on our 
lives. We solicit submissions of papers that explore the philosophical 
relevance of issues in the technology and in particular that do so in a 
historical perspective. Areas of relevance are the birth, evolution and future 
of  machines, algorithms and programs;  the foundational and practical issues 
related to models of computability and programming languages; computer 
experiments and simulations, computer-aided systems, math- and engineering 
software, e-learning, scientific databases, computer and the arts.

April 15, 2012: Deadline paper submission
July 15, 2012: Deadline reviews papers
September 15, 2012: Deadline revised papers
2013: Publication of the special issue

To submit a paper for this special issue, authors  should go to the Journal 
Editorial Manager


The author (or a corresponding author for each submission in case of co-
authored papers) must register into EM. The author must select the special 
article type: 

"Trends in History & Philosophy Computing" 

from the selection provided in the submission process. This is needed to 
properly assign the submissions to the Guest Editors.

Submissions will be processed according to the procedure noted below

New Submissions --->Journal Editorial Office ---->Guest Editor ---> Reviewer 
---> Reviewer Recommendation ---> Guest Editor Recommendation ---> Editor-in-
Chief Final Decision---> Author Notification of the Decision

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