The Symposium on History and Philosophy of Programming will be followed by a Roundtable on topics in the Philosophy of Computer Science on the day after. Confirmed participants include:

  • Raymond Turner, University of Essex, UK (MODERATOR)
  • Rainhard Bengez, TU München, Germany
  • Manfred Broy, TU München, Germany,
  • Marcelo Dascal, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Ruth Hagengruber, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Giovanni Sartor, EUI – European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Dov M. Gabbay, King's College, London, UK
  • Jean-Gabriele Ganascia, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Gilles Dowek, l'Ècole polytechnique, Paris, France
  • Jan van Leeuwen, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Lothar Philipps, University of Munich, Germany
  • Kevin Ashley, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Hennry Prakken, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Yoshino Hajime, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokio, Japan
  • Douglas Walton, University of Windsor, Canada


Topics include:

*Philosophical approaches to Computer Science

*Just Counting Machines? From Leibniz via Lovecraft and Babbage to Turing, Zuse and von Neumann.

*Which kinds of logic and mathematical concepts are suitable for machines and humans to understand machines?


More information can be found here.