EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

Call for papers, symposia and posters

The European Philosophy of Science Association invites submissions for its next conference, EPSA23, to be held in Belgrade (Serbia) on 20-23 September 2023.

The conference will feature contributed talks, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of the philosophy of science, and will bring together a large number of philosophers of science from Europe and overseas.

We also welcome philosophically-minded scientists and investigators from areas outside the philosophy of science, for example, as symposium participants; and we particularly welcome submissions from women, ethnic minorities, and other under-represented groups in the profession. Childcare facilities will be provided.

The conference has ten sections:

1. General Philosophy of Science

2. Philosophy of the Physical Sciences

3. Philosophy of the Life Sciences

4. Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences

5. Philosophy of the Social Sciences

6. Philosophy of Technology and Philosophy of Interdisciplinary Research

7. Philosophy of Science in Practice

8. Formal Philosophy of Science

9. Integrated History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science

10. Ethical Issues in the Sciences

The EPSA23 Programme Committee, headed by Hanne Andersen and Alexandre Guay, will strive for quality, variety, and diversity on the programme. A selection of accepted contributed and symposium papers will appear in the European Journal of Philosophy of Science (EJPS).

Submission Categories

We invite submissions in any of the following three categories:

1. Contributed Papers

Submissions of proposals for contributed papers to be presented at the conference must contain a short abstract (max. 1000 characters) as well as an extended abstract (max. 1000 words). 

The short abstract must be copied or typed into the short abstract field in the conference management system OpenConf (https://www.openconf.org/EPSA2023/openconf.php). The short abstract will be used for assigning reviewers. Please include the number and title of the most relevant section at the end of the abstract.

In addition, please tick all sections that apply to the submission in the topic section of the submission form in OpenConf. This information will be used to optimize the schedule of the conference.

The extended abstract must start with the title of the paper as it is also typed into the submission form. The extended abstract serve as basis for the review. Please prepare the abstract for blind review, copy the text into the extended abstract field and submit the extended abstract as a PDF file. This will help reviewers handling the many abstracts they will review.

Please tick whether you want your submission considered for the poster session in case of non-acceptance as a talk, or whether the submission should be considered only as a talk.

The allocated time for delivering contributed papers as talks at the conference will be 30 minutes, including discussion. Presenters are expected to be present at the conference.

2. Symposia

Submission of proposals for symposia to be presented at the conference must contain a short abstract (max. 1,000 characters) and as well as a full proposal (max 3000 words). 

The short abstract must be typed into the abstract form in the conference management system OpenConf (https://www.openconf.org/EPSA2023/openconf.php). The short abstract will be used for assigning reviewers. Please include the number and title of the most relevant section at the end of the abstract.

In addition, please tick all sections that apply to the submission in the topic section of the submission form in OpenConf. This information will be used to optimize the schedule of the conference.

The extended abstract must start with the title of the symposium as it is also typed into the submission form. In addition, the full proposal must include the contact details of the organizer(s) (who may or may not be a speaker) and the names and short CVs of all speakers (max. 1 page in total), a general description of the topic and its significance (max. 1,500 words), and titles and abstracts of all papers (max. 300 words for each paper). The extended abstract serve as basis for the review. Please copy the text into the extended abstract field and submit the extended abstract as a PDF file. This will help reviewers handling the many abstracts they will review.

Accepted symposia will be allocated 120 minutes, including discussions. They can have any format but the maximum number of speakers is five.

Symposium proposals that explore connections between different areas or research programmes in philosophy of science or between philosophy of science and sciences are especially encouraged. 

Online presentation will be allowed in symposia, provided that a) the online presentations constitute less than half of the proposed symposium, b) a pre-recorded video of each online presentation is uploaded to wetransfer.com and the link to the video is sent to the conference office no later than two weeks prior to the conference so that this recording can be used in case of any technical challenges, and c) the symposium organizer accepts responsibility for establishing the online connection to remote presenters and for showing the pre-recorded videos in case of technical challenges. Plans for online presentation must be described in the symposium proposal.

3. Posters

We invite contributions of posters, which will be presented in a dedicated poster session. Posters can be submitted either as a second option for papers that are also submitted as contributed talks or specifically for the poster session.

For poster submissions, please follow the guidelines for contributed papers, add the word "Poster" below the title on both abstracts, and tick “Poster only” if you do not want your submission to be considered for presentation as a talk.

Submission Guidelines and Rules

The deadline for all submissions is by 1 March 2023, 11.55pm GMT

All submissions should be made through the conference management system OpenConf (https://www.openconf.org/EPSA2023/openconf.php).

Authors can simultaneously make one submission for each of the three above types (contributed paper, symposium, poster), but any author can appear on the programme only once as a presenter or symposium organizer.

In case of acceptance of multiple submissions by one author, the programme committee will give symposium participation priority over contributed talks and contributed talks over posters.

For co-authored contributed papers, symposium papers, and posters it will be assumed that the first author will present the paper or poster unless specified otherwise. Accordingly, authors presenting at EPSA23 may also appear as co-authors of other papers that are part of the programme, but not as first author/presenter.

Decisions on the acceptance of submissions will be made on or by 31 May 2023.

In order to present at the conference, the conference fee must be paid before 30 June 2023. In addition, presenters must be active and paying members of the EPSA.

The final program of the conference will be released 21 August 2023.

Contact us

For all enquiries related to EPSA23 submissions, please contact the following mailbox : epsa.pc@philsci.eu

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