Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CFP: Roboethics Session at AP-CAP, Tokyo


Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy 2009 will be held on October
1st-2nd, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The conference will be hosted at the
University of Tokyo's Sanjo Conference Hall. Keynotes speeches will be
given by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (Osaka University) and Professor
Shinsuke Shimojo (Caltech). This year AP-CAP 2009 will be held in
conjunction with the Devices that Alter Perception workshop, which
will form a special track. The conference will also feature a special track on roboethics.


• July 15th, 2009: Deadline for abstract submission
• August 15th, 2009: Abstract acceptance notification
• September 1st, 2009: Early registration deadline
• September 15th, 2009: Camera-ready papers due
• September 21st, Papers available online
• October 1st-2nd, 2009: AP-CAP 2009 Conference


The call for papers, information for attendees, Word and LaTeX
templates, online paper submission form and registration are all
hosted at:


Following acceptance, papers will be made available online for
commentary and also public voting in order to award the AP-CAP 2009
best paper prize.


Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract limited to 1,000
words. The deadline for abstract submission will be July 15th, 2009 at
23:59 GMT. At submission time, authors should indicate a track for
abstract consideration. Camera-ready papers are due on September 15th
and should be A4 paper size and less than 10 pages and under 2
megabytes in size.

Track Chair: Jorge SOLIS

Nowadays with recent technological breakdowns in developing human-like
robots, medical robots, etc.; it is possible to conceive intelligent
machines which can autonomously perform specific tasks. More recently,
the introduction of personal robots designed to coexist with humans is
becoming closer to the reality. Therefore, new challenges are seen in
introducing robots to other applications fields out of the industry.
The goals of the track are to: (1) understand the ethical, social and
legal aspects of the design, development and employment of robots (2)
engaging in a critical analysis of the social implications of robots
(3) increase the convergence of roboticists, computer scientists,
philosophers, etc.


AP-CAP 2009 is sponsored by the International Association for
Computing and Philosophy. The conference is organized by the
University of Tokyo Meta-Perception Research Group, Oxford University
Information Ethics Research Group, and University of Hertfordshire
Group in Philosophy of Information.

Conference Chair: Masatoshi Ishikawa

Program Chairs: Alvaro Cassinelli & Carson Reynolds

Program Committee: Ezendu Ariwa, Jonathan Bird, Charles Ess, Soraj
Hongladarom, Kayoko Ishii, Shin'Ichi Konomi, Ken Mogi, Tomoe Moriyama,
Yvonne Rogers, Jorge Solis, Sundar Sarukkai and Ryo Uehara.


Attendees who are members of IACAP will enjoy a discounted conference
fee. We encourage interested parties to join IACAP prior to the
September 1st early registration deadline. You can find more
information about membership at the IACAP website:



On-line registration will be available at the AP-CAP 2009 website:


The conference registration fees provide a discount for early
registration (before September 1st) as well as a discount for IA-CAP
members. Registration fees will be payable in US dollars. In the case
of on-site registration we will accept credit card payment or cash.

Early Registration (September 1st deadline) - 375 USD
IACAP Member Registration - 325 USD
Late / On-Site Registration - 425 USD

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