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Submitting a Proposal for NA-CAP@ Loyola 2007

The 2007 North American Computing and Philosophy Conference will be held at Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus in Chicago from July 26th to the 28th. The theme for this year’s conference is Open Source Software and Open Access Publication. Keynote speakers are Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project, and Peter Suber, a leader in the open access movement.

The Annual North American Meeting of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, July 26th – 28th, 2007.

Call for Proposals

The 2007 North American Computing and Philosophy Conference will be held at Loyola University’s Water Tower Campus in Chicago from July 26th to the 28th. The theme for this year’s conference is Open Source Software and Open Access Publication. Keynote speakers are Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project, and Peter Suber, a leader in the open access movement. (Visit the conference website at http://na-cap.osi.luc.edu/.) 

In addition to this theme, the conference will also include its usual array of topics in information ethics, cognitive science, AI, robotics, cultural and social issues, simulations and modeling, distance learning, computational logic and linguistics, and electronic and teaching resources. (To get a feel for CAP conferences in general and the range of presentation topics typical of one of our conferences, visit http://ia-cap.org.)

Currently, the program committee is soliciting proposals for the conference. Please submit electronically an extended abstract of approximately 1000 words, targeted to one of the topic areas below. Include your name, institutional affiliation (if you have one), email and snail mail addresses, a title for your presentation, and a short, 2-3 paragraph abstract for use on the conference website. Attach supplemental materials (such as links, PowerPoint slides, etc.) as you see fit.

Send two copies of your proposal, one to the committee member for the appropriate topic area below and the other to Anthony Beavers, program chair of the conference at afbeavers@gmail.com.

DEADLINE: March 1st, 2007 Extended to March 21.

The 2007 NA-CAP Program Committee: 

Information and Computer Ethics

Terry Bynum (bynumt2@southernct.edu)

Cognitive Science, AI, and Robotics
Selmer Bringsjord (selmer@rpi.edu)

Social, Cultural, and Metaphysical Issues
Charles Ess (cmess@drury.edu)

Simulations and Computational Modeling
Branden Fitelson (branden@fitelson.org)

Issues in Distance Learning
Peter Boltuc (pbolt1@uis.edu)

Computational Logic and Linguistics
Patrick Grim (pgrim@notes.cc.sunysb.edu)

Electronic Scholarly Resources
Anthony Beavers (tb2ue@aol.com)

Electronic Teaching Resources
Michael Byron (mbyron@kent.edu)

Student Track - Grads and Undergrads
Matt Butcher (mbutche@luc.edu)

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