1st Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming

Session 1: 5th of July (14.00 – 18.00)

Session 2: 6th of July (10.30 – 12.00)

Co-located with AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 – Alan Turing 2012 2-6 July 2012 http://events.cs.bham.ac.uk/turing12/index.php


As part of the AISB/IACAP World Congress programme, the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at Ghent University organizes a one day Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming. On the Occasion of the Turing Centennial, from 2-6 July 2012, the AISB (The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) and the IACAP (The International Association for Computing and Philosophy) merge their annual symposia/conferences to the AISB/IACAP World Congress. The Congress serves both as the year’s AISB Convention and the year’s IACAP conference. The Congress has been inspired by a desire to honour Alan Turing, and by the broad and deep significance of Turing’s work to AI, to the philosophical ramifications of computing, and to philosophy and computing more generally. The Congress is one of the events forming the Alan Turing Year


The intent of the Congress is to stimulate a particularly rich interchange between AI and Philosophy on any areas of mutual interest, whether directly addressing Turing’s own research output or not.


The programme will consists of 2 Invited Lectures and up to 8 Contributed Papers. We cordially invite researchers working in a field relevant to the main topics of the conference to submit an extended abstract of minimum 2 and maximum 5 pages to


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


Submissions Deadline: 2 March 2012      EXTENDED!!!  8 APRIL

Acceptance/rejection Decisions: 2 April 2012   EXTENDED!!! 30 APRIL

Final versions of abstracts for inclusion in proceedings: 4 May 2012    1 JUNE


  • Gerard Alberts
  • Julian Rohrhuber


There will be a separate proceedings for each symposium, produced before the Congress. Each delegate at the Congress will receive, on arrival, a memory stick containing the proceedings of all symposia.