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CFP for the Forum of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology

May 30 2018 to June 01 2018 | University of Maryland, College Park

Deadline: January 14 2018

Updated: December 18 2017

The 2018 Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology (fPET) welcomes abstract submissions. The mission of fPET is to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology; and to build bridges between existing organizations of philosophers, engineers and scholars in related fields.

There will be three fPET 2018 keynote speakers, with the only currently confirmed speaker being:

William Wimsatt (University of Minnesota, author of Re-Engineering Philosophy)

Abstracts (500 words max) are invited for submission in three tracks:

Track 1: Philosophy of engineering and technology,
Track 2: Ethics relating to engineering and technology, and
Track 3: Interdisciplinary reflections on engineering practice.

In the interdisciplinary Track 3, fPET 2018 welcomes submissions such as a) the implications of philosophy of engineering for policy in Washington, DC and elsewhere; b) maintenance in engineering, including ethical and epistemological issues; c) modularity in engineering systems and design; and d) how science fiction and art can inform our understanding of engineering.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the program committee listed below. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be published on the fPET website. Podium presentations will be 30 minutes, including Q&A. Following the conference, we expect to invite selected papers for publication in an edited volume.

Submit abstracts electronically at by January 14, 2018. 500 word maximum abstract length excludes citations. Notification of acceptances will be sent by March 15, 2018.