Due to numerous requests, the deadline for paper submissions for The Annual Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy as been extended to April 30, 2013.
The conference will be held at the University of Maryland at College Park. July 15-17 2013
“Minds, Machines and Morals”
This generation has borne witness to a veritable explosion in the use of computing technologies in almost every aspect of life. Philosophers, scientists, and technologists/engineers have an important role to play in addressing the foundational questions that arise on the inexorable march toward intelligent machines. This year’s theme is “Minds, Machines and Morals.” Questions regarding the status of machines as moral agents and patients press on us as we envision a future filled with self-driving cars, robotic surgeons, health-care providers, and online computational surrogates. According to what principles should they behave, if any? How much autonomy should they be granted, and how might they interact with human partners before, during, and after engaging in action accompanied by moral deliberation? What is the nature of the folk concepts that drive our ordinary ascriptions of blame and praise? Is it necessary for machines to be sensitive to the vicissitudes of human moral cognition in context, and if so, how might these be computationally instantiated in systems built to work side-by-side with people? Finally, how can traditional moral philosophy contribute to this emerging picture of human-machine interaction? We encourage the submission of novel work on these and related issues. We remain especially interested in the kind of interdisciplinary investigations that have been typical of our meetings as we seek to reach out to cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, social psychologists and experimental philosophers in further developing our understanding of moral minds and moral machines. Work in other areas traditionally of interest to the computing and philosophy community is invited as well.
Track I: Information and Computing Ethics
Track II: Minds and Machines
Track III: Computing in Philosophy
**Conference Organization and Important Dates **
More details on the conference canbe be found here http://www.iacap.org/conferences/iacap2013/.
Papers must not exceed 4000 words, including all figures, tables, and references.
Templates are accessible on the Web at: http://www.easychair.org/publications/?page=1594225690 .
Final submissions entered into submission website: March 31 2013 April 30, 2013.