Conference on Computational Methods and the Future of Science 


A selection of the accepted papers will be published in an edited volume.

Call for papers

University of Kansas
June 14-15 2019

The widespread use of computing technologies in inquiry has changed the way we come to know, understand, and manipulate our world. As scientists and engineers continue to develop and integrate these instruments into a growing range of contexts, questions about their role and influence arise for philosophers, historians of science, and others in the humanities. This conference welcomes contributions from all disciplines, but especially from philosophy, critical data studies, etc.,- that address ethical, epistemological, and methodological aspects of the influence of technology on science.

We are especially open to contributions that address fundamental questions about the nature of inquiry and computation.

We are inviting abstracts of around 500 words for 35-minute talks with 15 minutes of additional time for discussion. We hope to publish a selection of the accepted papers in an edited volume or a special issue of a journal.

This conference features keynotes from Gualtiero Piccinini, Greg Wheeler, Hanti Lin and  Paul Humphreys

We strongly encourage individuals of underrepresented groups to participate in the conference.  Graduate students, early career researchers, and adjunct faculty will be granted discounted or waived conference fees upon request. The organizers will have some financial support available to defray the cost of attendance for some accepted papers.


John Symons

Ramón Alvarado



KU Department of Philosophy

The Hall Center for the Humanities


Important Dates

Deadline for 500 word abstracts NOW EXTENDED TO March 15th,2019

Notification of acceptance (April 5th, 2019)

Deadline for accepted complete papers (May 4th, 2019)

Conference June 14-15 2019

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

Decision on acceptance for publication (August 1 2019)


Please send inquiries and submissions to
subject line: Future of Science