CFP: Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS) Montréal, 1-3 June 2012

Science, Philosophy, Society

IVth Conference of the Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS) CIRST, UQÀM, Montréal, 1-3 June 2012

Call for contributions

Science, Philosophy, Society is the main theme of the 4th conference of the Société de philosophie des sciences (SPS). It will take place from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 June 2012 in Montreal. The event will take place at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM), thanks to the partnership of the Interuniversity Research Center on Science and Technology (CIRST), which is also organizing the conference.

Contributions *outside* the main theme ‘Science, Philosophy, Society’ will be considered. Indeed, any contributions in philosophy of science will be considered, in French as well as English.

Program committee
Anouk Barberousse (Université Lille 1)
Denis Bonnay (Université Paris X Nanterre)
Vincent Bontems (LARSIM, CEA)
Frédéric Bouchard (Université de Montréal)
Yves Gingras (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Alexandre Guay (Université de Bourgogne, président du comité)
Vincent Guillin (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Cyrille Imbert (Archives Henri Poincaré)
Max Kistler (Université Paris1-Panthéon Sorbonne)
Mathieu Marion (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Jean-Pierre Marquis (Université de Montréal)
Thierry Martin (Université de Franche-Comté)
Thomas Pradeu (Université Paris-Sorbonne Paris 4)
Julian Reiss (Erasmus University)
Frederica Russo (University of Kent)
David Teira Serrano (Universidad Nacional de Educaciòn a Distancia)
Jeroen Van Bouwel (Ghent University)

Conference structure

Plenary talks.
Symposia. A symposium is a group of 3-4 talks around a specific theme. Duration: 1:30-2:00.
Individual communications. Talk (30 minutes) or poster.


All contributions should be submitted on January 8, 2012. Contributions can be in English or in French.

Contributions format

All contributions must include a short and a long abstract written in French or in English. Short abstracts will be entered directly on the submission platform in the appropriate input field. Long abstracts must be uploaded as an attached file. Both .pdf and .doc format are accepted.

(a) For a symposium:
Title, short abstract (maximum 250 words) describing the general topic, a long anonymous abstract describing each contributions to the symposium (max 2500 words)

(b) For an individual communication:
Title, short abstract (maximum 250 words), an anonymous long abstract (maximum 1000 words)

How to submit

All submissions must be made exclusively electronically via the website:

The heading “Submission” appears only after having registered on the SciencesConf website.
Important: for authors affiliated to a French institution, during the submission procedure, under the heading “Affiliation”, the authors will necessarily have to provide the EPST code of their laboratory (e.g. for the CNRS and the university, it will be of the form UMRxxxx, EAxxxx, etc.).


The program comity will inform contributors of results on January 30, 2012.


For questions about the conference:
President of the program committee : Alexandre Guay :

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