CFP (Extended Deadline): Algorithms and Complexity in Mathematics, Epistemology and Science (ACMES)

Submission deadline: March 8, 2015

Conference date(s):
May 6, 2015 - May 8, 2015

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Conference Venue:

Department of Applied Mathematics and the Department of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario
London, Canada

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Conference on Algorithms and Complexity in Mathematics, Epistemology and Science (ACMES)

London, Ontario, Canada, May 6-8, 2015

Philosophers of science are of course concerned with the reliability of scientific inference and the use of mathematical models throughout scientific practice. Increasingly, philosophers are becoming concerned with the reliability of the methods of computation scientific methods rely upon. This conference seeks a richer understanding by blending talks by philosophers of science with talks by computational scientists, who have developed many tools and techniques for the assessment of reliability.

We invite contributions to the study of reliability of methods of scientific modeling, computing, and inference. Works in progress and completed research projects are both acceptable.

Graduate students are particularly encouraged to contribute and attend.

ACMES will be held at Western University in London, ON, Canada from May 6-8 2015 and will be held in conjunction with Southern Ontario Numerical Analysis Day (SONAD).

// Invited Talks //

Confirmed Invited Speakers are:

  Philosophy of Science:

  • Anouk Barberousse (Université Lille 1, France)
  • Robert Batterman (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Mark Wilson (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

  Computing Science

  • Max Gunzburger (Florida State University, USA)
  • Ursula Martin (Oxford University, UK)
  • Jesús Sanz-Serna (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)

// Important Dates //

  • Submission: March 8, 2015
  • Notification: March 15, 2015
  • Workshop: May 6-8, 2015

// Travel Support //

Limited travel support will be available to graduate student contributors in philosophy and computational sciences.

// Submission Instructions //

Please submit an abstract (150-200 words) of your proposed talk to the conference email below. The time allotted for contributed talks will be 30 minutes including 5 minutes for questions. Supplementary material may be submitted, and will be considered at the discretion of the Program Committee.

// Publication //

Depending on interest we may pursue opportunities for publication in a high quality journal or series volume. In such an event, a request will be made to selected contributors to submit full papers, due at a date to be determined following the conference.

// Program Committee //

  • Robert Corless, Western (Applied Math) (Co-chair)
  • Nicolas Fillion, SFU (Philosophy) (Co-chair)
  • Chris Smeenk, Western (Philosophy) (Co-chair)
  • Robert Moir, Western (Applied Math)

// Poster //

A conference poster for distribution and display is available here:

// Funding //

ACMES is made possible by grants from the Fields Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy.

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