Dear all, 

this conference might be of interest to some.

Best wishes,

Call for Papers
SPT 2011
Technology and Security
17th International Conference of
the Society for Philosophy and Technology
May 26-29, 2011
University of North Texas
Denton, TX, USA
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Deadline for abstracts: November 1, 2010
SPT 2011 welcomes high quality papers and panel proposals in all areas
of philosophy of technology. Given the focus of this year's
conference, papers and panels dealing with technology and security are
especially welcomed. We encourage submissions from an
interdisciplinary spectrum, including but not limited to philosophers,
engineers, natural scientists, historians, social scientists, and
those involved in public or private policymaking. SPT 2011 tracks:
1.      Security technology 1: Information, surveillance, and cyber
2.      Security technology 2: Environmental and agricultural security
3.      Security technology 3: Terrorism, warfare, and emerging military
4.      Development and globalization
5.      Technology, justice, and the good life
6.      Sustainable technologies, energy, and built environments
7.      Philosophy of engineering and design
8.      Ethics and Technology
9.      Philosophy/history of technology
10.     Technology, gender, and culture
11.     Biomedical technology, health, and enhancement
12.     Religion and technology
13.     Media and technology
14.     Emerging and converging science and technology
15.     Technologies of self and consciousness: drugs, exercise,
16.     Reflective engineering
Papers will be accepted on the basis of a submitted abstract, which
will be refereed. An abstract must be between 500 and 750 words in
length (references excluded) and submitted via email ([log in to unmask])
as embedded plain text or an attachment in RTF, WORD, or PDF format.
It should also contain the name and number of the track to which the
abstract is submitted. If an abstract does not seem to fit with any
track, simply note that with the submission. All submissions are
welcome, and authors should not feel constrained by the tracks.
Abstracts must be submitted no later than November 1, 2010. Authors
will be informed of the decision of the referees by January 1, 2011.
Paper presentations will be 30 minutes, divided into 20 minutes for
presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
Panel Proposals. We will also accept proposals for panel discussions,
to be submitted to [log in to unmask] by November 1, 2010. Panel
proposals must be between 500 and 1,000 words in length, include a
statement of the general topic, and an overview of the specific
questions or issues to be addressed. In addition, the proposal should
include a list of the panelists involved, their expertise in this
area, and whether they have indicated that they are willing to
Keynote speakers: TBD
Plenary sessions: TBD
SPT presidential address: Philip Brey, University of Twente, title
Co-Directors: Adam Briggle and David Kaplan, University of North Texas
Keep checking the conference website at for
further updates and information about the conference.
Conference email address: [log in to unmask]

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