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NA-CAP 2007 Conference Schedule

NA-CAP 2007 begins at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 26 and runs until 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 28. All sessions are held at the Water Tower campus of Loyola University Chicago. All activities take place in the 25 East Pearson Street building (at Wabash Avenue).

Thursday, July 26th

2:00p – 4:00p

Registration — Area in front of Rubloff Auditorium/Reception

4:00p – 4:30p

IACAP President’s Welcome and Address — Rubloff Auditorium

 Luciano Floridi

4:30p – 7:00p

Special Session on Ethics, FOSS and OA — Rubloff Auditorium

Moderator: George Thiruvathukal

The Freedom Zero Problem: Free Software and the Ethical Use of Software
Samir Chopra & Scott Dexter

Acting for the Best and Acting Legitimately: Challenges Facing the Stronger Claims of the Free Software Movement
Jamie Dow

The Free, Open Source Option as Ethic
John Bork

Open Source Philosophy and “Democratic Rationalization” in Africa
Evaristus O Ekwueme

7:00p –

Night on the Town in Chicago

Conferees are free to explore on their own. Enjoy!

Friday, July 27th

8:00a – 9:00a

Continental Breakfast — Rubloff Reception

9:00a -

Welcoming Remarks by Loyola Provost Christine M. Wiseman — Rubloff Auditorium

 9:15a – 10:40a Panel: Ethical and Legal Implications of Software Design — Rubloff Auditorium

Moderator: Matteo Turilli

Panelists: Dan Burk, Keith Miller, Maha Shaikh, Matteo Turilli & Marty Wolf

10:40a – 10:50a

10 Minute Break

10:50a – 12:30p

Parallel Sessions

Cognitive Science, AI and Robotics— Rubloff Reception
Moderator: Konstantin Läufer

A Presupposition of Autonomous Agency
Don Berkich

Toward the Lying Machine
Micah Clark, Sangeet Khemlani & Selmer Bringsjord

Conscious Machines: Memory, Melody and Imagination
Susan Stuart

Information and Computer Ethics — Rubloff Auditorium
Moderator: Tom Wren

The Missing Link: Computer Ethics and Formal Methods
Darren Abramson & Lee Pike

At the Foundations of Information Justice
Matt Butcher

A Secular Buddhist Information Ethics?
Ken Herold

Panel: A Skeptical Look at Wikipedia — L14 (basement)

Panelists: Tony Doyle, James Caufield, Don Fallis & Marc Meola

12:30p – 1:30p

Lunch Break

1:30p – 3:10p

Parallel Sessions

Cognitive Science, AI and Robotics — Rubloff Reception
Moderator: Konstantin Läufer

What is a Digital State?
Vincent C. Müller

Digits, Strings, and Spikes: Empirical Evidence against Computationalism
Gualtiero Piccinini

Info-Computationalist Epistemology Naturalized
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic

Information and Computer Ethics — Rubloff Auditorium
Moderator: Tom Wren

The Digital Content Filter—Risks and Opportunities: The Inspiration of Vannevar Bush and Norbert Wiener
Teresa Numerico

Lying and Disinformation
Don Fallis

Graduate Student Session— L14 (basement)
Moderator: Matt Butcher

Enhancing Collaborative Distance Learning through Wiki and Cognitive Mapping
Federico Gobbo

Concepts as Actions-Oriented as ‘Search’
Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad

3:10p – 3:20p

10 Minute Break

3:20p – 4:00p

Goldberg Award and Nominee Presentations — Rubloff Auditorium

Moderator: Maralee Harrell

The Evolution of Cooperation in the Centipede Game with Finite Populations
Rory Smead

4:00p – 5:30p

Herbert A. Simon Keynote Address — Rubloff Auditorium

Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

Richard Stallman

5:30p - 6:00p 30 Minute Break

6:00p –

Dinner — Italian Village Downtown, 71 W Monroe 2nd Floor

Saturday, July 28th

8:00a – 9:00a

Continental Breakfast — Rubloff Reception

9:00a – 10:00a

Doug Engelbart Keynote Address — Rubloff Auditorium

What Is Open Access to Research?

Peter Suber

10:00a – 11:00a

Panel on FOSS and OA  — Rubloff Auditorium

Moderator: Matt Butcher

Panelists: Selmer Bringsjord, Richard Stallman & Peter Suber

11:00a – 11:10a

10 Minute Break

11:10a – 12:40p

Parallel Sessions

Electronic Scholarly Resources — Rubloff Reception
Moderator: Tony Beavers

A Dynamic Ontology for a Dynamic Reference Work
Mathias Niepert, Cameron Buckner & Colin Allen

The Phylosophy Project and Web 2.0 Applications: Emerging Technologies and Research Tools
David Morrow & Chris Alen Sula

An Introduction to the Mind Project’s Interactive Online Curriculum Modules, Student-Research Projects, and Digital Publishing Ventures
David Leech Anderson

Panel: A Global Online Course in Computers and Philosophy, Part 1  — Rubloff Auditorium
Moderator: Ron Barnette

Global Learning Environment in Philosophy
Piotr Boltuc

Computing and Philosophy Topics
Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone

Philosophy Online Seminars at SWIF – Five Years of Experience
Luciano Floridi

12:40p – 1:40p

Lunch Break

1:40p – 3:10p

Parallel Sessions

Social, Cultural and Metaphysical Issues — Rubloff Reception
Moderator: Tony Beavers

Is Software Malfunction an Oxymoron?
Jesse Hughes

Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web: A Philosophical View
Luciano Floridi

Web 3.0 – Tools for Co-operation? Social Philosophical Remarks on the Desirable Possible Future Development of the Internet
Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Panel: A Global Online Course in Computers and Philosophy, Part 2 — Rubloff Auditorium
Moderator: Piotr Boltuc

Interdisciplinary Distance Learning in Computing and Philosophy
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic

What a Course on Philosophy of Computing Is Not
Vincent C. Müller

The Use and Abuse of Philosophers and Computer Scientists Teaching Computer Ethics Online
Keith Miller

3:10p – 3:20p

10 Minute Break

3:20p – 5:00p

Parallel Sessions  

Cognitive Science, AI and Robotics — Rubloff Reception
Moderator: Selmer Bringsjord

Semantics with Ontological Content
Walid Saba

A Praxical Solution to the Symbol Grounding Problem: From the Grounded Symbols to Communication
Mariarosaria Taddeo

Noise, Equivocation, and Informational Content
Patrick Allo

Electronic Teaching Resources — Rubloff Auditorium
Moderator: Michael Byron

Argument Visualization, Pedagogy, and the Practice of Philosophy
Andrew Norman

Thinking Pedagogically about Argument Diagramming Software
Maralee Harrell

An Open-Source Modular Interactive Critical Thinking Textbook
Peter Bradley

5:00p – 6:00p

Closing Remarks, NA-CAP Report, Announcements — Rubloff Auditorium

 Selmer Bringsjord


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