CFP: Philosophy of Technology Conference: Infrastructure

Submission deadline: November 17, 2019

Conference date(s):
May 18, 2020 - May 20, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, United States

Topic areas


We are now welcoming presentation proposals for an inaugural Philosophy of Technology Conference. The 2020 theme is infrastructure. For instance, proposals might connect with:

-   infrastructure and environmental crisis

-   ethics of water and food infrastructure

-   environmental systems infrastructure

-   disability infrastructure

-   healthcare infrastructure

-   waste in energy infrastructure

-   infrastructure of affordable housing

-   infrastructure of commerce and trade

-   digital and news infrastructures

-   mass media and social media infrastructure

-   the infrastructures of politicalgrass-roots organizing

-   automated decision-making infrastructure

-   infrastructure as a human right

-   infrastructure and race, class, and inequality

-   urban versus rural infrastructure

-   political corruption and infrastructure

-   infrastructure as coordinated action

-   methods of calculating the costs and benefits of infrastructure

-   infrastructure law and regulation

Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Professionals in related fields are encouraged to submit. Proposals with multiple presenters, for example panels, are welcome. We also invite proposals from post-secondary students.

Please submit the following to no later than Sunday 17 November 2019:

1.     An anonymous abstract of approximately 300-500 words. The conference schedule will be set up with sessions of either 30 minutes or 60 minutes. So please indicate with the abstract whether it is intended to be the basis of a 30-minute session or a 60-minute session.

2.     A separate cover page indicating the title of the proposal, a list of all authors and their affiliated institutions and positions, and a working contact email and phone number. If the primary author is an undergraduate student, please also include the name of a faculty sponsor and their institution.

Decisions will be announced on or before Sunday 1 December 2019. Papers that pass review will be published in an edited journal volume. Questions should be addressed to Jason Matteson at

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