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We are happy to announce that the next PROGRAMme event will be held from June 5-7 2019 at the MESHS, 2 Rue des Canonniers, 59000 Lille, espace Baïetto and Salle 2.
In order to register, please send a mail with your affiliation to: firstname.lastname@example.org before May 20 2019. Registration is free but required in order to attend.
On June 5 we will have the last session of the academic year of the Lille-Paris séminaire HEPIC (Histoire et Philosophie de l’inofrmatique et du calcul) around the topic: Computing – a human activity? Speakers are: David Aubin, Stephen Kell and Christiane Floyd. See here for more details.
From June 6-7 the Spring workshop 2019 of the PROGRAMme project is organized. It is the second in a series of four workshops. Each focuses on one of the project’s main clusters in connection to the other three (see here for more information about the clusters). The second workshop will focus on the cluster Machines and so offers reflections on a set of historical, philosophical and epistemological question on Computing Machines, broadly interpreted, and this in relation to the other three clusters (Logic; Programming languages and notations; Systems). Some questions to be raised during the workshop are:
- What is a machine without a program? Does it exist? More generally, are there physical processes which cannot be captured by a “program”?
- What is the role or the significance of unbounded non-determinism for a theory of computer programs? Is it possible to construct a real machine with unbounded determinsm? Is it still a computing machine?
- How much are computer programs and their problems determined by the specifics of the machine on which they are set-up? How strong is the reciprocity between programs and physical machinery and what is its historical development?
- What is the role of certain physical aspect of the machine (such as its temporality) for the development of computer programs, their abstractions and interactions?
- What is the role of abstract machine models? Do they result in fundamentally different notions of programs?
- What is the role of the human in relation to the computing machine? Do we need to talke into account the human in the machine? Is she part of the computing machine while using it/programming it?
HEPIC séminaire session: Computing – a human activity?
June 5, 2019, Salle 2
13h-14h15: David Aubin (Université de Paris 6), Astronomical tables as work, 16th-18th centuries
14h30-15h45: Stephen Kell (University of Kent), Software against humanity? An Illichian perspective on the industrial era of software
15h45-16h15: Pause de café
16h15-17h30: Christiane Floyd (Technical University of Vienna), The move to activity-centered views of software development