E-CAP 2005 @ MDH

European Computing and Philosophy Conference

Mälardalen University, 2-4 June 2005  

START

Thursday, 2 June - morning

8.00

Registration - at the registration desk in front of Alpha Lecture Hall

9.00

Welcome and Opening Session - Alpha Lecture Hall

 

Mats Svegfors Governor of the Västmanlands län

Prof. Eva Björck Åkesson, Rector of the MDH University

Prof. Luciano Floridi, Universita' di Bari and University of Oxford, Vice President of IACAP

Prof. Susan Stuart, University of Glasgow, Regional Director E-CAP Association

10.00

GREG CHAITIN,  Alan Turing Lecture on Computing and Philosophy,
 Epistemology as Information Theory: From Leibniz to the Omega Number,
Keynote Speech

11.00

Coffee Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

11.20

Pedro Marijuan, An Informational Approach to Biological Complexity, Invited talk

Room

Kappa - CogSci -

Gamma - PI -

Lambda - Ontology -

11.20

Hemeren P
The embodiment of perception:
A case for semantic level representations

Allo P
Formalising Semantic Information
Lessons from Logical Pluralism

Eden AH, Turner R
The Intension/Locality Hypothesys

Crippa D
The Role Of Transformation Groups For The Ontology Of Geometrical Objects

12.00

Cameron B
The Genesis of Representation

McKinlay S
Can Knowledge be an Immutable Data Type?
The Limits of the Model-Theoretic Approach

Dasmahapatra S & O'Hara KM
Expressing Expertise or Reality?
Interpretations of Ontologies for Breast Cancer

12.40

Lars Erik Janlert
Available information -preparatory note for a theory of epistemological space

Morado R and
Hernández Quiroz F

Some Assumptions about
Problem Solving Representation
in Turing's Model of Intelligence

Gruene-Yanoff T, Cantwell J and Hansson S O
Modelling Preference Change

13.20

Lunch Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

Thursday, 2 June - afternoon

14.30

BARRY SMITH,  Carl Linnaeus Lecture on Ontology,  Biological Ontologies, Keynote Speech

15.30

Ingvar Johansson, Emergent Properties and Inference Rules, Invited Talk

16.30

Susan Stuart, Extended Body, Extended Mind- The Self as Prosthesis, Invited Talk

Room

Kappa - CogSci -

Gamma - PI -

Lambda - Learning -

15.30

Jacobsson H, Ziemke T
Towards Automation of “Normal Science”
through Empirical Machines

Schmidt C
Machinery, Intelligence and Our Desires

Croy M
A Pragmatic Reasoning Schemas Approach to Improving the Teaching of Deductive Reasoning.

16.10

Svensson H
Searching for the Gregorian:
a suggestion for new directions in situated robotics

Meyer S
Toward Anti-Formalist Computer Science

Rolf  B
Testing Reasoning Software. a Bayesian Way

16.50

von Recklinghausen J
Do Animals and Machines Think like Humans?
– a Cluster Analytic Approach

Rambusch J
Embodiment and Human-Computer Game Interaction

 

Crnkovic-Dodig L, Erlandson M
Development Environment for Adaptive Systems

17.30

Coffee Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

18.00-
19.00

Luciano Floridi, The Logic of Being Informed,  Invited Talk

Thursday, 2 June - evening

20.00

Excursion and Dinner at the Island of Elba

 

Friday, 3 June - morning

8.00

Registration - at the registration desk in front of Alpha Lecture Hall

9.00

Peter Århem, A Neurophysiological Approach to Consciousness: Integrating Molecular, Cellular and System Level Information, Invited Talk

Room

Kappa - CogSci -

Gamma - Ontology -

Lambda - Bio -

9.00

Lindblom J
Reaping the best of both worlds:
the body-in-motion meets cultural cognition

Hagengruber R, Riss U
Knowledge in Action

 

9.40

Eriksson J, Karlsson S
Approaching artificial intelligence for games - the Turing test revisited

Harpur J
Philosophical lessons in autism for Artificial Intelligence

Kim Hong-Gee
Pragmatic Views on Ontology Integration

Novotny D
How to Deal with Granularity?

Jianfei Yang
Biological Data-Based Actomyosin Complex Detection

10.30

Coffee Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

11.00

David Gooding, An iterative model of experimental science, Invited Talk

12.00 -
13.00

Lorenzo Magnani, Building Mimetic Minds From the Prehistoric Brains to the Universal Machines, Invited Talk

Room

Kappa - CogSci -

Gamma - Ethics -

Lambda - Bio -

11.00

Downing K
A Neuroscientific Barrier to Situated and Embodied Artificial Intelligence

Panteli A
Homo-technius: an interconnected evolution

Munn K
Functions and Prototypes
 

Neuhaus F
Derivation and Demise

11.40

Riegler A
The paradox of autonomy:
The interaction between humans
and autonomous cognitive artifacts

Burk DL
Autonomy and Morality in DRM Anti-circumvention Law

Brattico P
Irreducible Complexity and the Problem of Modelling Abductive Reasoning

12.20

Milkowski M
Is computationalism trivial?

Bardone E,  Magnani L
The Promise of E-Democracy
Why the Internet May Challenge Politics

Hofkirchner W
A Unified Theory of Information as Transdisciplinary Framework

13.00

 Lunch Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

Friday, 3 June - afternoon

14.30

TERRELL BYNUM, Georg Henrik von Wright Lecture on Ethics,
Ethics for the New Millennium: Cybernetics and the Copernican Revolution in Ethics, Keynote Speech

15.30

Philip Brey, The Epistemology and Ontology of Human-Computer Interaction, Invited Talk

16.30

Göran Collste, Ethical assessment of new ICT-systems in health care – ethical aspects, Invited Talk

Room

Kappa - CogSci -

Gamma - Ethics -

Lambda - Bio -

15.30

Vallverdú J
Choosing between different AI approaches?

Dougherty M
The April Fool Turing Test

Herrera FF
Moral Consciousness as a Base for Computer Ethics

Sundberg CJ
Bringing physiology back into the life sciences

16.10

Scheutz M
Recurrent Misconceptions of Computation

Søraker J
Object-Oriented Programming, and Computer Ethics

Dasmahapatra S
Networks and Information: Explanatory Arguments in Contemporary Biology

Battail G
Information theory, error correcting codes, and the living world

16.50

Lappi O
On Facing up to the “Semantic Challenge”

 

Brier S
A Cybersemiotic view on information and computation

Friday, 3 June - evening

17.30

Coffee Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

18.00-
19.00

Tom Ziemke, Agent-environment state machines, Invited talk

20.00

Town Hall Reception

 

Saturday, 4 June - morning

8.30

Lena Trojer, Building Epistemological Infrastructures- interventions at a technical university,  Invited Talk

9.30

Tarja Knuuttila, Models as Epistemic Artefacts: The Case of Constraint Grammar Parser, Invited Talk

Room

Kappa - CogSci -

Gamma - Ethics -

Lambda - CompLing -

8.30

Pylkkanen P
Does dynamical modelling
explain time consciousness?

  Shah H
A.L.I.C.E.- an ACE in Digitaland

9.10

Pietarinen A-V
Getting closer to iconic logic

S Larsson
Expected influence of applied ethics on product development processes

Hirst G
Views of Text-Meaning in Computational Linguistics

 Harpur J
Language and social interaction: re-discovering small talk

9.50

Palmonari M
Commonsense Spatial Reasoning:
from Pervasive Computing
to a Philosophical Perspective

Anttila K
Securing Information System Projects Ethically: Arguments For A Professional Ethical Maturity Model

Pana L
Artificial Intelligence and Moral Intelligence

Søgaard A
Computing sense and reference

Cote C
Information Structure Representation and Extraction form a corpus of Patient Data, using an Ontology.

10.30

Coffee Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

11.00

Torbjörn Lager, Computational Linguistics and Philosophy: Some examples from my own research, Invited Talk

12.00

Timo Honkela, Translation within and between languages, Invited Talk

Room

Kappa - CogSci -

Gamma - Gender -

Lambda - CompLing -

11.00

Chrisley R
Simulation and Computability:
Why Penrose fails to prove the impossibility of Artificial Intelligence (and why we should care)

Björkman C & Trojer L
What Does it Mean to Know Computer Science? Perspectives from Gender Research

Sahlgren M
What do we Evaluate when we Evaluate Word Spaces, and what Should we Evaluate in Order to Evaluate them?

11.40

Traiger S

E-Testimony and Justified Belief

Bath C
Overcoming the socio-technical divide: A long-term source of hope in feminist studies of Computer Science

Sébillot P
Symbolic Machine Learning: a Different Answer to the Problem of the Acquisition of Lexical Knowledge from Corpora

12.20

Numerico T and Gori M
Memory versus logic: two models of organizing information and their influences on web retrieval strategies

 

ten Hacken P
Computational Linguistics as an Applied Science

13.00

 Lunch Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

Saturday, 4 June - afternoon

14.30

Lars-Göran Johansson, Causation - a synthetic perspective, Invited Talk

15.30

Elvy Westlund, Coordination for quality in flexible education, Invited Talk

16.30 -
17.30

Liu Gang An Oriental Approach to the Philosophy of Information, Invited Talk

Room

Kappa - CogSci -

Gamma

Lambda - CompLing -

14.30

Susi T
Artefacts, Cognition and Collective Behavior: Towards a Framework for Finding the Holy Grail

 

Johansson R & Nugues P
Automatic Conversion of Text into Images

Saturday, 4 June - evening

17.30

Coffee Break, Restaurant Rosenhill

17.45

Closing Plenary Session