Monday, September 24, 2007

Final CfP - The Third Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference


***Deadline of submission of abstracts (no more than 1,000 words): September 30, 2007***

The Third Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference
November 2-4, 2007
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


The Third Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference will again take place at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference is being held in succession to the successful Second Asia- Pacific Conference in January 2005 (

AP-CAP2007 is part of the series of conferences organized by the International Association for Computing and Philosophy ( The conferences have been in held in various regions of the world. As of now there are three major regions where these conferences are held, namely in North America (NA-CAP), Europe (ECAP) and Asia- Pacific.

As with the other CAP conferences, AP-CAP2007 will also deal with all aspects of the "computational turn" that is occurring through the interaction of the disciplines of philosophy and computing. And in continuation from the second conference, papers dealing with 'cultural' aspects of computing and philosophy would be specially emphasized, though papers in other areas will of course be welcome. The conference is interdisciplinary: We invite papers from philosophy, computer science, social science and related disciplines.


Rafael Capurro


Please send an extended abstract of not more than 1,000 words to Dr. Soraj Hongladarom. Files in .DOC, .RTF, .TXT, or .PDF formats are acceptable. Deadline for submission: 30 September 2007. Authors will be notified of the committee's decision before October 15th.

PhD and master students are especially encouraged to submit. Student speakers will not have to pay a conference fee.

Abstracts should be sent to Soraj Hongladarom at


Papers presented at the Second Asia-Pacific Conference were successfully placed in a variety of publications, including Computing and Philosophy in Asia (Cambridge Scholars Press) and a number of academic journals. It is foreseen that papers at the Third AP-CAP will be published in the same way.


Due to the foreseen subsidy by the Commission on Higher Education, we are pleased to announce that registration fees for the conference are very much reduced. We have a flat fee of 4,500 Thai Baht for non-members of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy, and members pay only 3,000 Baht. (See this link for currency exchange information). Students don't have to pay registration fees. (Please show your current ID.) The fees for non-members already include membership fees, so everybody becomes a member of the IACAP upon registration to the conference.

Due to the low registration fees, we are not in a position to process international transfer of any kind. So if you come to Thailand from abroad, please pay for your registration in cash in Thai Baht and in person at the site of the conference. Thai participants can wire their payment to the following account:

Name: Center for Ethics of Science and Technology
Number: 038-4-02757-0
Bank: Siam Commercial Bank, Siam Square Branch

Important - international participants please don't wire your fees to this account. You have to come to the conference and pay your fees in cash only.

In order to register in advance, please send an email to Dr. Soraj Hongladarom ( stating your name, affiliation, paper title, contact address and email address. Advance registration is available until the last day before the conference (November 1, 2007). Fees for advance and normal registration are the same.

AP-CAP conferences are organized under the supervision of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP). Website:

Dr. Soraj Hongladarom, Center for Ethics of Science and Technology, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Tel. +66(0)2218-4756; Fax +66(0)2218-4755