North American Computing and Philosophy Conference

 

North American Computing and Philosophy Conference

Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery

August 10, 2006 2:00 PM - August 12, 2006

http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/conferences/cap/


The names in parenthesis are the moderators for those sections.

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Registration
Biotech Building Atrium
Pick up Conference Packet, nametag
On-sight late registration is available

No video
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm Opening Remarks
Patrick Grim and Selmer Bringsjord
Video
4:05 pm - 6:30 pm Information and Computer Ethics (Terry Bynum)
Biotech Building Auditorium
Charles Ess, "An Impending Global ICE Age?: East-West Perspectives on Information and Computer Ethics"
Richard Volkman, "Virtue Ethics and the Sociopoeisis of Cyberlibertarianism"
Terry Bynum, "Metaphysical Foundations for Information Ethics"
Luciano Floridi, "A Look into the Future of ICT"
Video
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner
Russell Sage Dining Hall- 2nd Floor (Great Room)
Opening Comments at 6:30pm by Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, John P. Harrington, followed by Selmer Bringsjord, Chair of Cognitive Science

No Video
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm After Dinner Entertainment
Biotech Building Auditorium
A Word from Our Sponsor: Lego Mindstorms NXT (Thomas Barrowman)
Peter Ludlow, "The Virtual Journalist who Knew too Much, or Sex, Lies, and Avatars"
Video

Friday, August 11th, 2006

8:00 am-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery
Coffee, tea, juice, fruit, and pastries provided

No video
9:00 am - 10:10 am Herbert A. Simon Keynote Address
William Rapaport, "Philosophy of Computer Science: What I Think It Is, What I Teach, & How I Teach It"
Video
10:10 am - 10:20 am 10 Minute Break
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery
Coffee and tea provided
No video
10:20 am - 12:20 pm Parallel Sessions:
 
 

Student Session: Simulation and Representation (Matt Butcher)
Russell Sage Dining Hall- 2nd Floor (Center Meeting Room)
Sangeet Khemlani, "Lossy Compression: Supersymbolism in Connectionist Architectures"
Robb Eason, Robert Rosenberger, Trina Kokalis, Evan Selinger and Patrick Grim, "What Kind of Science is Simulation?"
Harry Halpin, "Towards a Philosophy of the Web"


Not available yet
  Electronic Scholarly and Teaching Resources (Anthony Beavers, Michael Byron)
Biotech Building Auditorium
P. D. Magnus, "Epistemology and the Wikipedia"
Davin Lafon, "A Survey of the Logic & Proofs Courseware Package for Computer-Aided Logic Instruction"
Maralee Harrell, "Using Diagramming Software to Teach Critical Thinking Skills"
Video
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Lunch, RPI Robotics Tour
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery
Sandwich Buffet
RPI Robotics Tour
No Video
1:20 pm - 3:10 pm Simulations and Computational Modeling I (Branden Fitelson)
Biotech Building Auditorium
Paul Humphreys, "Computer Simulations and the Philosophy of Science"
Eric Winsberg, "A Function for Fictions in Simulation"
Rob Pennock, "Modeling the Evolution of Altruism with Digital Organisms."
Video
3:10 pm - 3:20 pm 10 Minute Break
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery
Refreshments provided
No Video
3:20 pm - 4:50 pm Parallel Sessions:

 
 

Panel on Issues in Distance Learning (Peter Boltuc)
Biotech Building Auditorium
Peter Boltuc, "Aristotle Online"
Ron Barnette, "Evolution of Online Learning: from Creative Professors to Digital Diploma Mills?"
Marie Lyle, "When They Program Us: Implications of Computer-Aided Education"
Boria Sax, "Knowledge and Wisdom in Academia"
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, "Experience from the Swedish National Course in Philosophy of Computer Science"
Tom Abeles, "Does Philosophy have a Future?"

Video
  Computational Logic and Linguistics (Patrick Grim)
Russell Sage Dining Hall- 2nd Floor (Center Meeting Room)
William Rapaport, "Contextual Vocabulary Acquisition: A Computational Theory and Curriculum"
Jean-Guy Meunier, "Computer-Assisted Reading and Analysis of Philosophical Text"
Dan E. Willard, "On the Nature of Generalizations and Partial Boundary-Like Exceptions for Gödel's Second Incompleteness Theorem"
Video
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm 10 Minute Break
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery 
No Video
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Parallel Sessions:

 
 

Incrementalism
Biotech Building Auditorium
Edward Woodhouse, "Toward a Political Philosophy of Computing"
Marvin Croy, "Incrementalism and Instructional Technology Development"

 

Video
  Simulations and Computational Modeling II (Branden Fitelson)
Russell Sage Dining Hall- 2nd Floor (Center Meeting Room)
David Elkaim and Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, "CYBERBERNARD: Computational Modeling of Clause Bernard's Experimental Method and Physiological Theory"
Kevin Zollman, "The Communication Structure of Epistemic Communities"
Video
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner
Buffet
Russell Sage Dining Hall- 2nd Floor (Great Room)
No Video
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm After-Dinner Entertainment
Biotech Building Auditorium
A Word from Our Sponsor: Robot magazine
Meredith Finkelstein and Cindy Jeffers, "Heddatron"
Video

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

8:00 am-9:00 am

Continental Breakfast
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery
Coffee, tea, juice, fruit, and pastries provided

No Video
9:00 am - 10:10 am Doug Engelbart Keynote Address
Biotech Building Auditorium
Eric Dietrich, "After the Humans are Gone"
Video
10:10 am - 10:20 am 10 Minute Break
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery 
Coffee and tea provided
No Video
10:20 am - 12:10 pm Special Session on Robot Ethics I (Selmer Bringsjord)
Biotech Building Auditorium
Michael Anderson and Susan Leigh Anderson, "Toward an Ethical Eldercare System"
Stephen Petersen, "The Ethics of Robot Servitude"
John Sullins, "When is a Robot a Moral Agent?"
Video
12:10 pm - 1:10 pm Lunch
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery
Buffet

Lunchtime talk(12:30pm-1:10pm) : Deborah N. Theobald, "The Ethical Implications of Robots in War" simultaneously in the Biotech Building Auditorium

Video
1:10 pm - 3:00 pm Robot Ethics II (Selmer Bringsjord)
Biotech Building Auditorium
Jim Moor, "Is the Major Stumbling Block to Robot Ethics Ontological, Epistemological, or Ethical?"
Marcello Guarini, "Computation, Coherence, and Ethical Reasoning"
Selmer Bringsjord and Bettina Schimanski, "If Free Will is Necessary to Behave Immorally, Robots are Off the Hook"
Video
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm 10 Minute Break
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery 
Refreshments provided
No Video
3:10 pm - 5:00 pm Social, Cultural, and Metaphysical Issues (Charles Ess)
Biotech Building Auditorium
Susan Stuart, "Consciousness, Bodily Consciousness, and the Imagination"
Amy White, "The Obscenity and Internet: Regulation Google, COPA and Knowing Something When We See It in the United States"
Scott Dexter and Samir Chopra, "Free Software and the Language of the Cyborg World"
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Closing Remarks, Reception
Biotech Building Auditorium Gallery
Selmer Bringsjord and Patrick Grim
Hors' dOeuvres provided
Video
6:00 pm Optional Trip to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Philadelphia Orchestra
Principal Conductor & Artistic Director of Saratoga Season, Charles Dutoit
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Andre Watts
Rossini: Overture to The Thieving Magpie
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
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