[FOM] CFP: 7th Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, 30-31 March UCL London

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Seventh Workshop on the Philosophy of Information

“Conceptual challenges of data in science and technology”
30-31 March 2015

University College London

Run by the Society for the Philosophy of Information

Organised by
Phyllis Illari (Science and Technology Studies, UCL)
Giuseppe Primiero (Computer Science, Middlesex University)

Invited speakers

    William Wong (Middlesex University) http://www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/our-

    Emma Tobin (UCL) http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/staff/tobin

    Judith Simon (IT University of Copenhaghen) https://univie.academia.

    Rob Kitchin (Mynooth University, Ireland) http://www.maynoothuniversity.

Submission information

Send your 500-1000 words abstract by 23rd January 2015 in doc, docx, txt, rft 
or pdf format, suitable for anonymous review, to phyllis.illari at ucl.ac.
ukphyllis.illari at ucl.ac.uk.

Issues of interest include (but are not limited to):

    Causality: how should we find causes in the era of ‘data-driven science’? 
do we need a new conception of causality to fit with new practices?

    Quality: how should we ensure that data are good enough quality for the 
purposes for which we use them? What should we make of the open access 
movement; what kind of new technologies might be needed?

    Security: how can we adequately secure data, while making it accessible to 
those who need it?

    Big data: what defines big data as a new scientific method?; what is it 
and what are the challenges?

    Uncertainty: can big data help with uncertainty, or does it merely 
generate new uncertainties? what technologies are essential to reduce 
uncertainty elements in data-driven sciences?

All good quality abstracts on the broad areas described above will be given 
serious consideration. Abstracts will be refereed by members of the board of 
the Society.

Important Dates

23 January 2015: Deadline for submission

13 February 2015: Notification of acceptance

Further information

phyllis.illari at ucl.ac.uk

G.Primiero at mdx@ac.uk

See previous workshops: http://www.socphilinfo.org/workshops
Each workshop is a small scale gathering, with an open Call for Papers to 
present works in the large variety of research areas that focus on information, 
both in scientific and conceptual terms. This includes works in progress and we 
aim at discussing open problems in the area. For a brief presentation of the 
topics covered by this branch of philosophy, see http://www.socphilinfo.
The Workshop series has had publications in the following Journals: Synthese, 
Logique & Analyse, Minds & Machines, Topoi. We hope to offer presenters to the 
Seventh Workshop the chance to submit papers for the Special Issue of 
Information, Communication & Society (Taylor & Francis)


edited by Federica Russo and Andrew Illiadis, on Critical Data Studies.

With thanks to the School of Science & Technology at Middlesex University, the 
British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and the Department of Science 
and Technology Studies, UCL for financial support.

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