International Association for Computing and Philosophy presents

IACAP 2023 Prague, Czech Republic

2023-07-03 10:00 - 2023-07-05 16:00 @ Faculty of Arts, Charles University

Contributions and Registrations

Early-Bird (until 25 May): General Admission (IACAP Member or IACAP Lifetime Member)

This registration is only for lifetime members or members who have joined in 2022 or 2023. Conference dinner registration must be purchased separately.

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Early-Bird (until 25 May): General Admission

General entry to all days of the conference. A 1-year membership to IACAP is included in this registration price. Conference dinner registrations must be purchased separately.

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Conference Dinner

Conference Dinner, on the evening of 4 July. Drinks Included. We will send out meal choices and allergy requests once registrations for the dinner close.

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Event Details

The International Association of Computing and Philosophy Conference, 3 July 2023 – 5 July 2023

After the highly successful IACAP 2022 meeting at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara California (hosted by the School of Engineering, and in collaboration with the Markkula Centre for Applied Ethics), IACAP is delighted to announce our return to Europe in 2023 with CEVAST and the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague. Given the improvement of the pandemic, IACAP is pleased to put out this call for abstracts for on-site paper presentations.


IACAP has a long-lasting tradition of promoting philosophical dialogue and interdisciplinary research on all aspects of the digital turn. IACAP’s members have contributed to shaping the philosophical and ethical debate about computing, information technologies, and artificial intelligence. The 2023 annual meeting will continue this tradition and will gather philosophers, ethicists, roboticists, and computer scientists and engineers interested in the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Algorithmic Opacity and Bias
  • Artificial Life and Moral Agency
  • Autonomous Weapon Systems
  • Cognitive Science, Computation & Cognition
  • Computational Modelling in Science and Social Science
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Ethical Problems and Societal Impact of Computation and Information
  • History of Computing
  • Information Culture and Society
  • Metaphysics of Computing
  • Philosophy of Information
  • Philosophy of Information Technology
  • Robotics
  • Virtual Reality
  • … and related issues

The meeting will have a main track focusing on topics at the core of IACAP members’ interests. We invite submissions of extended abstracts (up to 1000 words) as well as submission of proposals for symposia.

Registration Types

We offer discounted registrations for those researchers who are already IACAP members, either with a current membership registered in 2022 or 2023 -- or who are lifetime members.

General Admission

Most researchers should join through the "general admission" registration. A registration is required of all presenters and attendees. No single day registrations will be offered. This registration provides for morning and afternoon snack, as well as a catered lunch -- as well as conference attendence for all three days.

All non-member registrations include a 1 year subscription to the International Association for Computing and Philosophy.

Student Bursaries

We have allocated all bursaries, no further discounts are available.

~~We offer limited number of bursaries to assist payment of the conference fee (bursary recievers pay only 50€ to register). Current students, postgraduate students, and PhD Candidates are eligible to apply, provided that they lack funding to pay for the conference fee. Students wanting a bursary should join our slack and contact Björn Lundgren through direct message (DM). Please have prepared a PDF document signed by your supervisor in which they attest that you have no funding available to pay for the conference fee. ~~

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Conference Dinner

We are pleased to invite all attendees to a conference dinner on the evening of 4 July 2023. This dinner will be fully catered and will have a drink included as part of the registration price. Details TBD.

Special Tracks

  • Minds & Machine Special Interest Group Track: ChatGPT and other generative AIs have produced some impressive results that were formerly thought to be the sole domain of human intelligence. Works of poetry, art, computer code, scholarly analysis, and legal counsel are among the early products, with more sure to follow. With its ability to create novelty from data, has generative AI finally settled the debate on whether machines can think?

Special Sessions

  • An afternoon with Large Language Models. A special extended afternoon session where attendees will be guided through hands-on explorations of the latest Large Language Models like ChatGPT, Claude, and Bing Chat. We will explore how well these models interact with formal logic, code generation, academic research, large masses of PDFs, and literature searches. We will also demonstrate (and discuss) how these models can be used in the classroom, in ways that will subvert, be indifferent to, or enhance assessments and teaching. All attendees are encouraged to bring questions and their own demonstrations. To join us in the planning of this afternoon, join us on the IACAP Slack!


The 2023 meeting will be hosted in collaboration with CEVAST which was formed in 2018 under the Czech Academy of Sciences in the historic city of Prague. CEVAST has a reputation as a leading European institution dealing with emerging issues in technology ethics.

For more information about venue, see the local organizers’ conference website.

Terms and conditions

The International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) is currently a not-for-profit unincorporated society operating from New Zealand.

IACAP collects conference fees on this platform as contributions to expenses for the organisation of the 2023 conference in Prague. All payments collected through this platform will be used to cover rent, technical infrastructure, meals and other essential services. No profit will be generated for IACAP and its leadership. Any possible net gain will be strictly reserved for IACAP’s academic activities.

The IACAP 2023 conference, including conference fees, is subject to the jurisdiction of its place of physical implementation (Prague, Czech Republic, European Union). Therefore, EU customers’ rights apply. Buyers have a 14-day right of withdrawal, as provided under EU Consumer Rights Directive 2011/83/EU. Within that period, a full refund, minus transaction fees, will be provided on the buyer’s request. After that period, all payments will become final and no cancellations can be accepted anymore.

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