IACAP 2024 Call for Abstracts and Symposia Proposals

After its 2023 conference in Prague, the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP, https://www.iacap.org) is pleased to put out this call for abstracts for on-site presentations for its 2024 conference.

  • Conference dates: July 8-10, 2024.
  • Conference location: Eugene, Oregon, USA.
  • Conference host: Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts (up to 1000 words) due date: February 29, 2024. (Extended)
  • Symposia Proposals due date: February 29, 2024. (Extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2024.
  • Conference registration is now open

Detailed Instructions

  • Title: A short and descriptive title which will be shown in the conference program
  • Short Abstract: A short 100–200 word abstract which will be shown in the conference program. Do not include a bibliography.
  • Full Abstract: The full abstract, paper, or symposium proposal. Participants will have the opportunity to publish their approved/edited abstract/preprint on Zenodo before the program is published. (2023 version) Links to the online version will be published in the program. Maximum 1000 words.
  • Track: Please choose the track which most closely aligns with your abstract's topic. This sorting is to help us review the abstracts and to give us a baseline for paper grouping.
  • Biography: Please provide a 100-200 word short biography of yourself. If possible, please include an ORCID link.
  • Profile picture: The online version of the program may feature profile pictures, to help people find you during the conference and ask questions about your abstract.
  • Additional speakers: Please identify any co-authors and indicate who is presenting.
  • Notes: Any additional notes or context you believe will help us review your proposal.
  • PDF formatted full abstract: If you have a typeset PDF (LaTeX or Word), you may upload it in addition.
  • Keywords: Please give us 5 or so keywords to assist us in peer review.
  • Does this abstract need early review: Indicate if this abstract needs priority due to visa or planning considerations. Also, please try to upload these early review abstracts by mid December.


IACAP has a long-lasting tradition of promoting philosophical dialogue and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of computing as it relates to philosophy. IACAP’s members have contributed to shaping the philosophical and ethical debate about computing, information technologies, and artificial intelligence. The 2024 annual meeting will continue this tradition and will gather philosophers, ethicists, roboticists, and computer scientists, and engineers interested in the topics such as:

  • Algorithmic Opacity and Bias
  • Artificial Life and Moral Agency
  • Autonomous Weapon Systems
  • Cognitive Science, Computation, and Cognition
  • Computational Modelling in Science and Social Science
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • History and Philosophy of Computing
  • Information Culture and Society
  • Metaphysics of Computing
  • Philosophical Implications of AI
  • Philosophy of Information and Philosophy of Information Technology
  • Robotics
  • SIG: Mind and Machines
  • Societal Impact and Ethical Problems of AI, Computation, and Information
  • Virtual Reality

Special Tracks

Epistemology of ML

Machine learning technologies from deep neural networks to language models are being increasingly used in both formal and practical inquiry— e.g., science, policy-making, finance, etc.— in novel and important ways. Yet, their epistemic properties, roles, import and status are far from established. We invite papers that explore epistemological matters in ML technology.

Ethics of AI

The recent rise in the use of multimodal data science technologies— often categorized under the umbrella of Artificial Intelligence— in diverse socially consequential contexts (e.g., governance, medicine, etc.) has brought with it an abundance of ethical concerns across several domains deemed of moral relevance. While much has been written on the possible harms of AI technologies related to discrimination, privacy, governance and automation, an ethics of AI from a philosophical perspective can also offer a much more fundamental understanding of ethical concerns that go beyond just the accounting or the mitigating of harms. We invite papers that aim to expand on this latter, broader dimension of ethical concerns in AI.

Symposia proposals

For a symposium proposal, please provide a short abstract describing the symposium appropriate for the conference program. Then a full abstract for the symposium as a set. We also ask that you upload a set of smaller abstracts for each paper in the symposium.