CfP: Conf. History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC 2013, 28-31 October, Paris)

3 May 2013 - 00:00

 Extended Submission Deadline: 15th May 2013 !

28th - 31st October 2013
Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris.

with a special session on "Computing and the Arts" at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs

The 2nd International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing (HaPoC 2013) will take place from the 28th to the 31st of October 2013 at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris (France). The birth of the computing and its sciences has often been the topic of philosophical and historical reflection. The HaPoC-conferences have decided to bring together the historical and the philosophical viewpoints. They want to create an environment for a true interdisciplinary convergence around computer science, reenforcing research on the science(s) of computing and its history and stimulating a theoretical dialogue between these domains. To furter this dialogue HaPoC has chosen to have no parallel sessions. Our invited speakers are: Janet Abbate; Bernard Chazelle; S. Barry Cooper; Walter Dean; Nathan Ensmenger; Jean-Yves Girard; Margit Rosen and Franck Varenne. HaPoC 2013 is the follow-up conference to HaPoC 2011 (Gent, Belgium).

Please check out the website of HaPoC 2013 for more information on the conference:

For HaPoC 2013 we welcome contributions from logicians, philosophers and historians of computing as well as from philosophically aware computer scientists and mathematicians. Topics include but are not limited to:
1. Approaches to the notion of computing
     a. History and Philosophy of Computability
     b. History and Philosophy of Computation
     c. History and Philosophy of Programming
     d. History and Philosophy of the Computer
2. Applications and uses of Computing
     a. History and Epistemology of the use of Computing in the sciences
     b. Computing and the Arts : historical and conceptual issues
     c. Social, ethical and paedagogical aspects of Computing

We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the main topics of the conference to submit a short abstract of approximately 200 words and an extended abstract of at most a 1000 words (references included) to

Abstracts must be written in English and anonymized. Please note that the format of uploaded files must be .pdf or .doc.

The submission deadline is: May 15th, 2013 (extended!)
Notification of acceptance:   July 1st, 2013