fPET-2012 Call for Paper

By , February 4, 2012 5:57 am

2012 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering & Technology

In Cooperation with:

Liberal Education/Engineering & Society Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (www.asee.org)

International Network for Engineering Studies (www.inesweb.org)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing University of Technology (www.bjut.edu.cn)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dalian University of Technology (www.dlut.edu.cn)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kunming University of Science and Technology (www.kmust.edu.cn)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Southeast University (www.seu.edu.cn)

China Society for Hydropower Engineering (www.hydropower.org.cn )

Call for Papers – Deadline: Thursday, 31 May 2012

Background: The Forum on Philosophy, Engineering & Technology (fPET) is an outgrowth of the previous Workshops on Philosophy and Engineering (WPE). The inaugural fPET, fPET-2010 was an intensive day and a half meeting in May 2010 at the Colorado School of Mines. The mission of the Forum is (1) to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology by philosophers and engineers alike and (2) to build bridges between existing organizations of philosophers and of engineers. fPET-2012 will be held as a three-day meeting on November 2-4, 2012 (Friday-Sunday) and hosted by the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS) in Beijing.

Abstracts (500-750 words) are invited for submission in one of four tracks:

Track One: Philosophy of engineering and technology

Track Two: Engineering ethics

Track Three: Reflections of practitioners

Track Four: Engineering studies and other interdisciplinary topics on engineering

All submissions will be blind-reviewed by the program committee. Those accepted for presentation at fPET-2012 will be scheduled for 30-minute talks (inclusive of Q&A). All abstracts accepted for fPET-2012 will be published online at the Forum website and in a printed volume available at the meeting. We will seek publication of selected papers from fPET-2012 in appropriate related journals.

Instructions: Abstracts may be submitted electronically at https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/fpet/. Notification of acceptances will be sent by 1 August 2012.

Forum Co-Chairs:

Bocong Li (Graduate

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences); Byron Newberry (Baylor University)

Executive Committee

Diane Michelfelder (Macalester College);  Carl Mitcham (Colorado School of Mines); Mike Murphy (Dublin Institute of Technology); Nan Wang (Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Steering committee:

Richard Evans (Cornell); Kenneth R. Foster (University of Pennsylvania); David E. Goldberg (ThreeJoy Associates, Inc.); Domenico Grasso (University of Vermont); Rachelle Hollander (U.S. National Academy of Engineering) ; Josephy Pitt (Virginia Tech); Ibo van de Poel (Delft University of Technology); Jon A. Schmidt (Burns & McDonnell) ;Cherrice Traver (Union College); Ruiyu Yin (Central Iron & Steel Research Institute)

Program committee:

Brock Barry (The United States Military Academy at West Point); Sarah Bell (University College London); Larry Bucciarelli (MIT); Fan Chen (Northeastern University, China); Philip Chmielewski (Loyola Marymount University); Steen Hyldgaard Christensen (Aar hus University); Michael Davis (Illinois Institute of Technology); Gary Downey (Virginia Tech); Yong Fan (Kunming University of Science and Technology); Dennis Gedge (Consulting Engineer); Steve Goldman (Lehigh University); Joe Herkert (Arizona State University); Deborah Johnson (University of Virginia); Billy V. Koen (University of Texas at Austin); Russell Korte (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign); Peter Kroes (TU Delft); Bill Lawson (Texas Tech University); Dongsong Li (Beijing University of Technology); Michael Loui (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign); Hans Poser (TU Berlin); Viola Schiaffonati (Politecnico di Milano); Jon Schmidt (Burns & McDonnell); John Sullins (Sonoma State University); Herman Tavani (Rivier College); Pieter Vermass (TU Delft); Qian Wang (Dalian University of Technology); Baohua Xia (Southeast University); Jianjun Zhao (Party School of the Central Committee of C.P.C)

Local Arrangement:

Xinhe Hu (Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences); Dazhou Wang (Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Abstracts (500-750 words) due Thursday, May 31, 2012

Conference Website: www.fpet2012.org

Abstract Submissions: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/fpet/

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