Deadline for the abstract submission: 20 February.
It is difficult to image an analysis of contemporary societies without referring to the occurring technological changes. The problem of how technologies function in societies and the relation between them is a complex one. We propose a broad definition of technologies as various mechanisms, schemes, algorithms, devices and organizational arrangements that mediate people’s interactions. We take Bruno Latour’s definition of "technology as society made durable" as a point of departure.
The development of future real-world technologies will depend strongly on our understanding and harnessing of the principles underlying living systems and the flow of communication signals between living and artificial systems.
Biomimetics is the development of novel technologies through the distillation of principles from the study of biological systems. The investigation of biomimetic systems can serve two complementary goals. First, a suitably designed and configured biomimetic artefact can be used to test theories about the natural system of interest. Second, biomimetic technologies can provide useful, elegant and efficient solutions to unsolved challenges in science and engineering. Biohybrid systems are formed by combining at least one biological component—an existing living system—and at least one artificial, newly-engineered component. By passing information in one or both directions, such a system forms a new hybrid bio-artificial entity.
28th - 31st October 2013 Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris.
We are happy to announce that 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.
This workshop is held as part a recently launched multi-year project of the "Lund University Knowledge and Information Quality Research Group (LU-IQ)." The workshop addresses all aspects of the Philosophy of Information and Information Quality.
As the study of the philosophy of information (PI) is developing in the world, the 1st International Conference on Philosophy of Information in China will be held. This is the call for papers for the first International Conference on Philosophy of Information (ICPI 2013) and details about the meeting. We are cordially looking forward to your active response.
Submissions are invited for the Fifth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information, which will take place at the University of Hertfordshire, 27-28 March 2013.
As usual, the call is open to any papers dealing with any philosophical aspects of information are welcome. Focused papers this year will concern the intersections between qualitative and quantitative views of information.