First CfP HaPoP-3, 25 June 2016, Paris

CALL FOR PAPERS
Third symposium for History and Philosophy of Programming
June 25, 2016
CNAM, Paris, France
www.hapoc.org/hapop3

An affiliated event of CiE 2016, Paris

We are happy to announce the third Symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming. This symposium follows the first and second editions which were organized in 2012 and 2014 respectively. It is supported by the DHST/DLMPS Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing and the CNAM.

One major challenge throughout the history of programming is the development of an interface between humans, software and hardware. It has been the task of the so-called operating system to: maintain a file system; regulate access to resources; synchronize operations; etc. Today, Operating Systems are usually equipped with Graphical User interfaces (GUI) designed to give the "user" a "friendly" experience thus hiding – and sometimes even rendering inaccessible – much of the underlying structure and features of the computing machinery. In which way is this changing our relation to machines and what the unintended epistemic consequences are, is still to be assessed.

The aim of the current symposium is to offer an opportunity for historical and philosophical reflection on operating systems and the programs they coordinate. Our approach is interdisciplinarity and openness towards different fields relevant to HaPoC. We were and are strongly convinced that such trans- and interdisciplinarity is necessary if one wants to reflect on a discipline such as computer science with its multidimensional nature. The current symposium will be organized in a similar manner and invites researchers coming from a diversity of backgrounds, including historians, philosophers, logicians and computer scientists who want to engage with topics relevant to the history and philosophy of programming and more specifically that of operating systems.

Topics of the symposium include but are not restricted to historical and philosophical reflections on:

• Origin, evolution and future of OSs
• Design and Epistemology of User Interfaces
• Principles of Data Access, Control and Sharing, especially in relation to OSs (e.g. the Bell-La Padula model)
• Privacy and Security in OSs
• Batch processing and time sharing systems
• Models, problems and techniques of concurrency, parallelism and distributed systems
• Open source vs corporate software
• Programming paradigms and techniques (e.g. pair-programming)

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the main topics of the symposium to submit an abstract of 500 words to:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hapop3

Abstracts must be written in English. Please note that the format of uploaded files must be .pdf or .doc. 

In order to access the submission page, the creation of an EasyChair account will be required. Please notice that what is called “abstract” in the EasyChair “Title, Abstract and Other Information” section corresponds to the short abstract of this call, and what is called “paper” in the EasyChair “Upload Paper” section corresponds to the extended abstract of this call.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission deadline: March 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2016

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Daniel Glazman (Disruptive Innovations)
Warren Toomey (Bond University, Australia)

SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS:
Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS, UMR8163), Raphaël Fournier-S'niehotta (CNAM), Baptiste Mélès (CNRS, UMR7117), Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex University)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Maarten Bullynck (Université de Paris 8)
Martin Campbell-Kelly (University of Warwick)
Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS, UMR 8163 STL)
Gilles Dowek (INRIA, Laboratoire Spécification et Vérification)
Raphaël Fournier-S'niehotta (CNAM)
Jean-Baptiste Joinet (Université Jean Moulin)
Baptiste Mélès (CNRS, UMR 7117 Archives Henri-Poincaré)
Camille Paloque-Berges (CNAM)
Maël Pegny (IHPST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Tomas Petricek (University of Cambridge)
Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex University)
Jacques Printz (CNAM)