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Call for Papers Extended (Extended Abstracts Now Due 1 September 2007)

In Cooperation and Affiliation with the ASEE Ethics Division & the Society for Philosophy & Technology

Call for Papers: pdf version here
Location: Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), The Netherlands
Date: October 29-31, 2007 (Monday-Wednesday)

Theme: Engineering Meets Philosophy, and Philosophy Meets Engineering

On October 19, 2006 a working group on Philosophy and Engineering was convened at MIT to discuss the need for greater interaction between philosophers and engineers. The result was an agreement to move forward with a workshop to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology by philosophers and engineers.

The first Workshop on Philosophy & Engineering (WPE-2007) will be held in the Department of Philosophy, TUDelft, 29-31 October 2007 (Monday-Wednesday). Sessions will include talks by invited and selected speakers as well as a number of special sessions.

Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) are invited for submission in one of three tracks or demes:

* Philosophy (Deme chair: Carl Mitcham)
* Philosophical Reflections of Practitioners (Deme chair: Billy V. Koen)
* Ethics (Deme co-chairs: Michael Davis & P. Aarne Vesilind)

Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop committee. Those accepted for presentation at the workshop will be scheduled for 30-minutes talks (inclusive of Q&A) at the workshop. All accepted abstracts will published online on the workshop website (, and a printed volume will be assembled following the workshop in conjunction with a major publisher.

Extended abstracts should be submitted (in doc or pdf format) by 1 September 2007 to Use ACM style files (see here) in preparing manuscripts, and indicate choice of track/deme (philosophy, reflections, or ethics) in e-mail title line. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 24 September 2007 (note change).

Workshop Committee
Caroline Baillie, Queens University
Mark Bedau, Reed College and Protolife
Stephanie J. Bird, Science and Engineering Ethics
Taft Broome, Howard University
George Catalano, Binghamton University
Philip Chmielewski SJ, Loyola Marymount University
Ron Chrisley, Unversity of Sussex
Michael Davis, Illinois Institute of Technology
Tony Eng, MIT
David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & ShareThis
Richard Holton, MIT
Billy V. Koen, The University of Texas at Austin
Bocong Li, Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Natasha McCarthy, The Royal Academy of Engineering
Carl Mitcham, Colorado School of Mines
Gene Moriarty, San Jose State University
Joel Moses, MIT
Bryon Newberry, Baylor University
Steven P. Nichols, The University of Texas at Austin
Ibo van de Poel, TUDelft
Bill Taylor, Fairfield University
P. Aarne Vesilind, Bucknell University

Contacts: Ibo van de Poel ( and David E. Goldberg (

Extended abstracts due 1 September 2007 (note change)

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