The complete Call for Papers for the Society for Philosophy and Technology’s 20th biennial conference, in Darmstadt, Germany June 14-17, 2017, is now available for download at the conference website, here.

The submission deadline for paper abstracts and panel proposals is December 5.

The overarching conference theme is ‘The Grammar of Things’; however, abstract submissions are welcome on any topic in the field of philosophy and technology, broadly construed. Submissions may draw on contributions from history of technology, cultural studies, design theory, anthropology, art history, cognitive psychology, computer science, engineering education and other fields related to philosophy and technology.

ALSO: the SPT Board is thrilled to announce our new Graduate Student Paper Awards (includes travel stipend) as well as the SPT Early Career Award, sponsored by the Springer journal Philosophy and Technology. These awards will be presented at the closing session of the conference – see the CFP for details on how to be considered for either award.

Special Tracks

Complementing the overall conference theme, seven special tracks for SPT 2017 have been proposed. Each provides its own Call for Papers:

For submissions to the main conference and more details, visit the conference website here.

Plenary Speakers

Pamela Andanda (Law, University of Witwatersrand)

Christian Bök (Poet, Charles Darwin University)

Sybille Krämer (Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin)

Dagmar Schäfer (History of Science and China, Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte Berlin)

Astrid Schwarz (Philosophy, ETH Zurich)

George Stiny (Design and Computation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Shannon Vallor (Philosophy, Santa Clara University)

We hope to see you all in Darmstadt!