Conference: the engineered singularity


2nd Philosophy of Engineering and Artifacts in the Digital Era conference


October 26-28, Suceava (Romania)

Confirmed invited speakers and plenary presentations (to be completed):

Marcelo Dascal, Luciano FLORIDI, Lorenzo MAGNANI

“The Singularity is the technological creation of smarter-than-human intelligence” (SIAI).

The Engineered Singularity is subject for: metaphysics, philosophy of engineering, philosophy of computing,computer science, philosophy of mind, theology, neurobiology, technoetics a.o.

They will all claim the right to debate around the near arrival of the

The conference will have several sessions (3 dimensional = traditional, poster & online), with no more than 20 papers for each session):

– Singularity, Intelligent Artifacts and Technoetics
– God, Singularity and Apocalypse
– Windows on and Faces of Singularity
– Humanism, Transhumanism and Singularity
– Mind, Logic, Information and Singularity
– Singularity and Complexity

Important dates

Extended Submission of the Abstracts: Jully 15th, 2010
Notification of acceptation: July 30th, 2010
Extended abstracts (1000-1500 words) for papers suitable for no more than 40-minute presentations to:

Double blind review.

Best papers and posters awarded by ROSPHET

Proceedings will be published in a special issue of ROSOPHYA Journal

A special book of report will be published by Cambridge Scholar Publishing

The previous volume derived from the PHEADE 2009 conference is:

Viorel Guliciuc and Emilia Guliciuc (eds.) (2010) Philosophy of
Engineering and Artifact in the Digital Age, Cambridge Scholar
Publishing, ISBN: 1443819700 ISBN-13: 9781443819701

Fees: 75 € – for the book of abstracts, 4 nights at *** hotel, food, social program.

A free journey to the famous remote Painted Moldavian Monasteries from the mythical county of Bucovina (UNESCO World Heritage Monuments) – on October 29 is included.

For those interested in, there will be also organized a trip to the
beautiful city of Chernovtsy, Ukraine – on October 30 (for an extra 25 €) with a special visit of the National State University Iurii Fedkovici a.o.

Scientific Committee (provisory):

Yolanda Angulo PARRA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexic
Diab M. Al-BADAYNEH, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan
Alexandru BOBOC, c.m. of the Romanian Academy
Gheorghe CLITAN, Vest University, Timisoara, Romania
Marcelo Dascal, University of Tel Aviv
Teodor DIMA, c.m. of the Romanian Academy
Emanuel DIACONESCU, c.m. of the Romanian Academy
Piotr BOLTUC, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Luciano Floridi, University of Herdforshire, U.K.
Ionut ISAC, Gheorghe Baritiu Institute of the Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca
Romeo IONESCU, “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava
Lorenzo MAGNANI, University of Pavia, Italy
Sorin-Tudor MAXIM, “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava
Florin Munteanu, Romanian Center for Complex Studies – an UNESCO Center, Romania
Dan MILICI, “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava
Kuruvilla PANDIKATTU, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Poona (Pune), India
Boris Plahteanu, National Institute for Inventics, Iasi, Romania
Bogdan POPOVENIUC “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava
Colin T.A. SCHMID, Le Mans University, France
Traian-Dinorel STANCIUKLESCU, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania
Cristian SUTEANU, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada
Raymond TURNER, University of Essex, U.K.
Co-chairs: Viorel GULICIUC & Emilia Guliciuc “Stefan cel Mare”
University, Suceava

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