5.0235 6th Computing & Philosophy Conf. Program (2/386)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Fri, 19 Jul 1991 11:20:56 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0235. Friday, 19 Jul 1991.

(1) Date: Fri, 19 Jul 91 07:20 EDT (295 lines)
From: Terrell Ward Bynum <BYNUM@CTSTATEU>
Subject: Program: 6th International CAP Conference

(2) Date: Fri, 19 Jul 91 07:26 EDT (91 lines)
From: Terrell Ward Bynum <BYNUM@CTSTATEU>
Subject: Special "Philosopher's Day" at NCCV

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Date: Fri, 19 Jul 91 07:20 EDT
Subject: Program: 6th International CAP Conference


The program has now been set for the 6th International Computing &
Philosophy Conference (6th CAP) to be held in New Haven, CT at
Southern Connecticut State University on August 10 to 12, 1991.
The conference is sponsored by the American Philosophical
Association's Committee on Computing and Philosophy and hosted
by the Research Center on Computing and Society.

Presenters at the 6th CAP will consider

o the impact of computing upon basic philosophical
concepts like "knowledge', "truth", "decision
making", "reasoning", "logic", "responsibility",
"thinking", "consciousness", "awareness", and
so on.

o the present and future impact of electronic
bulletin boards and electronic seminars upon
philosophical research and publication

o the potential advantages and pitfalls of
electronic texts and text analysis in philosophy

o artificial intelligence

o teaching logic using computer assisted

o logic theorem proving by means of a computer

Two Keynote Speakers:

o Professor Frederick I. Dretske of Stanford
University will speak on the topic of "Extrinsic
Properties and Artificial Intelligence".

o Michael S. Hart, Director of Project Gutenberg,
will speak on the topic "Project Gutenberg:
Giving Away One Trillion Electronic Books"

Facilities and living quarters will be air conditioned.

This sixth CAP conference will occur back-to-back with the
National Conference on Computing and Values (NCCV) to be held
on the same campus August 12 to 16. Those attending the CAP
conference, who are UNABLE to stay for the entire five-day
NCCV, can remain one extra day for a special one-day "short
track for philosophers" (a separate announcement will be
posted on this list).

[Those who do NOT wish to read the detailed program or the
travel and registration information can STOP READING here.]

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Friday, August 9, 1991

Noon to 11 p.m. Registration Open --Engleman Hall Rotunda

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner --Connecticut Hall

7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception

Saturday, August 10, 1991

7:00 to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Session 1: Artificial Intelligence --EN 135

Session Chair: Steven J. Gold, Southern Connecticut State U.

Don Sievert, University of Missouri--Columbia
"Searle and Descartes: Nonthinking Speakers and
Nonspeaking Thinkers"

George Teschner, Christopher Newport College
"A Theory of Cognition for a Hypertext Generator"

Peter H. Barnett, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
"Timekeeping and Identity in a Distributed Computing

11:00 to 12 noon Keynote Address

Frederick I. Dretske, "Extrinsic Properties and Artificial

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch --Connecticut Hall

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Software Demonstrations (bring your box

Rob Brady (Stetson University) will demonstrate "The LogicWorks"
and "The CourseWorks"

Robert Cavelier (Carnegie-Mellon University) will demonstrate
use of the American Philosophical Association's
Electronic Bulletin Board

Wojiech Suchon (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland) will
Demonstrate "LOGIKA1"

(others to be announced)

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Session 2: Logic I

Session Chair: Ken W. Gatzke, Southern Connecticut Stat U.

Herbert E. Hendry and Joseph F. Hanna, Michigan State U.
"A Recursive Algorithm for Constructing Deductions"

Andrew S. McCafferty, Louisiana State University
"Theorem Proving in Fitch's Natural Deduction"

Frederic D. Portoraro, University of Toronto
"Symlog's Natural Deduction Theorem Prover"

Raymond D. Gumb, University of Lowell
"Logic and Computer Science Practice"

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Software Demonstrations (room to be announced)

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Dinner --Connecticut Hall

7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Session 3: Artificial Intelligence II --EN 135

Chair: (to be announced)

Paul A. Luker and Dennis Rothermel, California State-Chico
"The Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence: An
Interdisciplinary, Team-Taught Course"

Sabine Thuermel, Munich, Germany
"Philosophical Aspects of Machine Learning"

Leslie Burkholder, Carnegie-Mellon University
"Artificial Rationality"

Catherine A. Womack, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Philosophical Challenges to Church's Thesis as a
Model for Computation"

Sunday, August 11, 1991

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Session 4: Logic II --EN 135

Panel Discussion: "The Use of Logic Programs in the
Undergraduate Curriculum"

Chair: Robert Cavelier, Carnegie-Mellon U.
Panelists: Rob Brady, Stetson U.
Richard Schein, Carnegie-Mellon U.
James H. Moor, Dartmouth College
Frederic D. Portoraro, U. of Toronto
Marvin Croy, U. of North Carolina, Charlotte

11:00 a.m. to Noon Keynote Address --EN 135

Michael S. Hart, Director, The Gutenberg Project
"Project Gutenberg: Giving Away One Trillion
Electronic Books"

12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Lunch --Connecticut Hall

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Software Demonstrations (bring your box

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Session 5: "The Electronic Philosopher"

Part I - Electronic Searching of Philosophical Texts

Gavin T. Colvert, University of Toronto
"Computer Analysis of Philosophical Texts: a
'TACTful' Approach"

Tze-wan Kwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
"A Multi-Lingual Concordances and Flexible Search/Query
System for Philosophical Classics"

Part II - Panel Discussion: "The Impact on Philosophy of
Electronic Texts and Bulletin Boards"

Chair: Terrell Ward Bynum, Southern Connecticut State U.
Panelists: Peter Danielson, Co-Moderator, PHILOSOP
Barry Floyd, Moderator, NSP-L
Gavin T. Colvert, University of Toronto
(others to be announced)

4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Software Demonstrations (room to be announced)

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Conference Barbeque and Frozen Yogurt Social

8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Film Showing: "Forbidden Planet"

Discussion Afterwards lead by:
Ken W. Gatzke, Southern Connecticut State U.
Daniel P. Ort, Southern Connecticut State U.

Monday, August 12, 1991

7:00 to 8:15 a.m. Breakfast --Connecticut Hall

8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Session 6: Computing and Philosophical
Concepts --EN 135

Jacques N. Catudal, Drexel University
"Expert Systems and the Concept of Knowledge"

Donald Keefer, Rhode Island School of Design
"Post-Modern Anxieties Over Hypermedia"

Chris Riesbeck, Northwestern University
Maxine Morphis, MetaMorphis Associates
"Getting Down to Cases"

11:15 to 12 Noon -- Business Meeting

12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Lunch --Connecticut Hall



Those traveling to the conference by air can take advantage of
a special arrangement with US Air. You or your travel agent can
call 1-800-334-8644 (in USA) or 1-800-428-4322 ext.7702 (in Canada)
and mention "Gold File #36470000" to get 5% off the lowest economy
fare or 40% off the standard round trip day coach fare.

HIGHWAYS: New Haven is convenient to Interstate Routes I-95 and
I-91. Also to the Hutchinson River/Merritt/Wilber Cross Parkway.
Southern Connecticut State University is at Fitch Street and
Crescent Street (a few blocks off of Whalley Avenue).

TRAINS: New Haven is served by Amtrak from Boston or New York,
and by Metro North Railroad from New York. Take a taxi to
Southern Connecticut State University (10 minutes).

HOUSING: Conference housing will be in an air-conditioned residence
hall on campus (see below). Those wishing, instead, to stay at the
nearby Quality Inn Motel should call them directly: (203) 387-6651.
The Quality Inn offers a special conference price: $50.00 per room
per night (sleeps up to four people comfortably, good for families).

To register, fill out the following form and e-mail it Professor
Steven Gold at GOLD@CTSTATEU.BITNET. (Be sure to follow-up with
a check or money order to the address indicated.)

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NAME: ____________________________________________________________

INSTITUTION/COMPANY: _____________________________________________

SURFACE ADDRESS: _________________________________________________

E-MAIL ADDRESS(S): _______________________________________________

Registration ($90, student $35) _______

Single Dorm Room (Fri, Sat, Sun; $120 total) _______

Shared Dorm Room (Fri, Sat, Sun; $75 total) _______

Child's Room Supplement (Fri, Sat, Sun; $40 per child) _______

Meals (Friday dinner through Monday lunch; $60 total) _______

Child's Meals (Fri dinner to Monday lunch; $30 per child) _______

TOTAL COST _________

Send a check or money order payable to "CAP Conference", mailed to
Prof. Steven J. Gold, Department of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut
State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515 USA.
(Phone: (203) 397-4423)

Refund Policy: 100% if request postmarked before August 1st, 1991.

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Date: Fri, 19 Jul 91 07:26 EDT
Subject: Special "Philosopher's Day" at NCCV




Tuesday, August 13th, 1991

A number of philosophers have expressed regret that they
cannot attend ALL FIVE DAYS of the National Conference on
Computing and Human Values (Southern Connecticut State University,
New Haven, CT; August 12th to 16th). They would like to
come to the conference, but are unable to commit themselves
to so long a time period.

To accommodate these colleagues, arrangements have been
made to offer a special one-day program for philosophers:


A Workshop on Applied and Professional Ethics

A Major Speech on Teaching Computer Ethics

A Panel Discussion on Teaching Computer Ethics

The Philosophy Keynote Address

And ALL of the Following:

* Set of Syllabi on Computer Ethics (compiled by
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility)

* One-Year Membership in the Research Center on
Computing & Society

* Machine-Searchable Bibliography on Computing
and Human Values

* Computer Art Exhibit by World Famous Artists

* Computer Music by Nationally Known Composer

* A Film Festival Session (a film with computer
ethics implications, followed by audience

* Computing & Values Exhibits: Books, Government
Documents, Organizations, Hardware, Software,
Computing for the Disabled, etc.

Plus Your Choice of One "Enrichment Event" Presentation:

* "Computer Ethics Through 'Thick' and 'Thin'": The
Effects of Knowledge Filters on Electronic
Seminars" --Peter Danielson

* "A 'Capstone' Course in Professional Computer
Ethics" --Don Gotterbarn

* "NSF Grant Opportunities in Computer Ethics" --
Vivian Weil or Rachelle Hollander

* "EDUCOM's Campus Computer Ethics 'War Stories'
Project" --Sally Webster

* "Education and Research in Computing: the Impact of
Computing upon the Nature of a University" --Peter

Registration Fee (for ALL of the above): $100.

For further information or registration, contact Walter
Maner, NCCV Co-Chair, Computer Science Dept., Bowling
Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA

Phone: (419) 372-8719 (answering machine)
(419) 372-2337 (secretary)

FAX: (419) 372-8061


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