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European Computing and Philosophy (ECAP) Conference ECAP'07

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University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, June 21-23, 2007 Program Chair: Philip Brey Local organisation: Katinka Waelbers, k.waelbers@utwente.nl More information: http://www.utwente.nl/ecap07/ Submission of extended abstracts January 29, 2007 PROGRAM The conference will deal with all aspects of the "computational turn" that is occurring through the interaction of the disciplines of philosophy and computing. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: TBA RELEVANT RESEARCH AREAS We welcome presentations that cover one or more of the following topics pertaining to computing and philosophy: Philosophy of Computer Science Computer-based Learning and Teaching Strategies and Resources & The Impact of Distance Learning on the Teaching of Philosophy and Computing Biological Information, Artificial Life, Biocomputation Philosophy of Information and Information Technology Ontology Computational and Post-Computational Approaches to the Mind. Information and Computing Ethic

Freebies

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I'm still in the upgrade/renovating mood... so here is another good list of "101 Fabulous Freebies" (just click on the title of this blog).

ATLAS

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Members of the NYU Experimental High Energy Physics group who will be working on this project include Professors Peter Nemethy and Allen Mincer, and researchers Rashid Djilkibaev, Rostislav Konoplich, Christopher Musso, and Long Zhao. The Atlas collaboration, which includes 1800 physicists from 150 institutions in 35 countries, will measure collisions between bunches of protons occurring 40 million times a second. The LHC, which is being built in a 27 kilometer circumference tunnel and which upon completion will be the world's highest energy accelerator, will speed up and steer counter-rotating proton bunches so that they collide in the center of the ATLAS detector. The debris of the collisions reveals the nature of fundamental particle processes and may also contain as-yet undiscovered particles. The energy density in these high energy collisions is similar to that of the early universe less than a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. Among other studies, ATLAS will search

New website: www.philosophyofinformation.net

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Maybe is the season... after the laptop, now the website. It's done, but it has taken some effort to decide which hosting service was offering the best and most reliable deal. Not to speak reorganizing directories, archives, 301 (thank you Matteo!), and this blog. It seems that there is no service equivalent to http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/ where customers can compare comprehensive and updated evaluations. In the end, most of the charts and lists are biased, cheating, incomplete, whimsical or a bit of each. Here are some (only some) of the parameters one may wish to keep in mind: price (of course) space (GB are given away for a few dollars, Yahoo Business, for example, is overpriced) traffic limit (again, one should be looking at hundreds of GB monthly) how long the web hosting service has been in business (did it manage to survive through the dot com earthquake?) free (first year) domain registration variety of plans (in case one wishes to upgrade) tools like MySQL or PHP (in c