News from the Commission

Dear Members,

the last month has been very important and intense for the Commission.

From 4 to 7 October, the 4th International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing has taken place ( we all wish to thank again the Chairs Helena Durnová (PdF MU), Jana Horáková (FF MU) and Jiří Raclavský (FF MU) for a successful and well-organised event.

At the General Assembly held in Brno during HaPoC4, the term of the First Council of the Commission has formally come to an end. We wish to thank all its previous members for their great work to create and support the Commission and welcome the new members. For the new structure of the Commission see and

This week we have also issued the First Call for Papers for the 4th Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming, to take place on 23 March 2018, at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, co-located with BSHM Meeting on History of Computing, and chaired by Tomas Petricek and Ursula Martin. Details of the Symposium and the call are available at and The deadline for submissions is January 1st 2018.

It is an unfortunate coincidence that in the last few weeks a bug in our host’s SMTP server has prevented the posts on the website to be automatically announced via email to the members. The problem is now fixed and we are using this blog post to give you a summary update.

Please remember that the website is available to members for posting news and publications, you are welcome to make use of it.

We are all looking forward to the next steps of the Commission and its Community.
The HaPoc Council