CFP: Perspectives on Scientific Error

Submission deadline: April 20, 2017

Conference date(s):
June 26, 2017 - June 27, 2017

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Conference Venue:

Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University
Tilburg, Netherlands

Topic areas


Perspectives on Scientific Error

TiLPS, Tilburg University, NL
26-27 June 2017

Invited Speakers:

  • Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh
  • Barbara Osimani, LMU Munich
  • Wendy Parker, Durham University
  • Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, University of Amsterdam

This workshop brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers interested in issues of scientific error. Participants will share their views on how scientific errors can be detected and corrected, how they influence scientific communities, and the perception of science as a whole.

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • replicability of research findings
  • statistical and social reforms to address error (e.g., Bayesian vs frequentist statistics, publication practices, incentive structures)
  • evidence aggregation, meta-analysis, and evidence hierarchies
  • error propagation and error correction
  • values in science, and their impact on scientific error
  • trust in science, science denial, etc.

Submission guidelines

Please submit an extended abstract (max 1000 words) and a short abstract (max 100 words) suitable for blind review until 20 April 2017 via the conference website. The following categories are welcome:

  • Presentations
  • Posters

Participants can indicate whether they want their presentation submission, if not accepted, to be considered for the poster session.  

Dates and Deadlines

20 April: Submission Deadline
30 April: Notification of Acceptance
26-27 June: Workshop

The workshop is sponsored by ERC Starting Investigator Grant No. 640638, “Making Scientific Inferences More Objective”.


Noah van Dongen (Tilburg University, NL)
Felipe Romero(Tilburg University, NL)
Jan Sprenger (Tilburg University, NL)

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please email us at [email protected].

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