Second CfP HaPoP-3, 25 Paris 2016

Dear all,

we are happy to distribute the second call for papers of our third symposium on the History and Philosophy of Programming. Thanks for forwarding it to interested colleagues and students,

best wishes,

Third symposium for the History and Philosophy of Programming
June 25, 2016
CNAM, Paris, France

/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
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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

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)


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

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.


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


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

Liesbeth De Mol (CNRS, UMR8163), Raphaël Fournier-S’niehotta (CNAM),
Baptiste Mélès (CNRS, UMR7117), Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex


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 Pégny (IHPST, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Tomas Petricek (University of Cambridge)
Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex University)
Jacques Printz (CNAM)

For further information please contact us at: