HaPoC Events

Workshop on Philosophy and Technologies for Simulation

22 – 23 November 2018

Organised by

Dipartmento di Elettronica Informazione e Bioingegneria -- Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Filosofia -- Universita' Statale di Milano
Department of Computer Science -- Middlesex University London
HLRS - Stuttgart

Supported by

Hardwired at Heart: The Everyday and Extraordinary in 20th Century Czechoslovak Computing

Hardwired at Heart: The Everyday and Extraordinary in 20th Century Czechoslovak Computing

Prague, 16 May 2018

Call for papers & call for participation

HaPoP4 Programme

The programme for HaPoP4 Fourth Symposium on the History and Philosophy of Computing is now online at


The symposium is on Friday March 23, and is co-located with the meeting "History of Computing beyond the Computer" on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, (March 21-22), organised by the British Society for the History of Mathematics, which hosts a full day of invited talks closely related to HaPoP, see

HaPoP 2018, Oxford - Call for extended abstracts

HaPoP 2018 is the fourth edition of the Symposium on History and Philosophy of Programming, organised by HaPoC, Commission on the History and Philosophy of Computing. It will take place on March 23, 2018 in Oxfrod. For the symposium, we invite submission of two-page extended abstracts. Please submit your abstracts by 1 January, 2018.

Program HaPoC4

The program and schedule for the 4th International Conference on History and Philosophy of Computing, to be held at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno is now available at


ELPIC symposium, WHC Liège: programme

Symposium Ethical, Legal and Political Issues of Computing, 7 August 2017
World Humanities Conference, Liège, Belgium
Organizers: Maarten Bullynck, Liesbeth De Mol and Julian Rohrhuber

HaPoC Symposium at ICHST2017 -- Programme

Symposium 002. The Ubiquity of Computing: historical and philosophical issues  

Monday, 24 July,

9:00-10:30 a.m- Session Chair: Alberto de Lima
9:00 - 9:30 Henrique Cukierman A racing car without tires
9:30 - 10:00 Lucas Pereira Between taxes and innovations: The Role of Federal Data Processing Service (SERPRO) in the growth of Brazilian computer Market (1964-1970)
10:00 - 10:30 Alberto de Lima Control, freedom, informatics and society: a review of informatics histories in Brazil

HaPoC in Brno - registration is now open

HaPoC 2017 registration is open until 15 September 2017. For details, consult the conference webpage https://hapoc2017.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/11

Call for nominations HaPoC council and motions

The current council of the HaPoC commission will end its term at our fourth HaPoC conference and we invite all members of the commission to nominate any other member of the commission which they believe has the right vision, energy and passion to help shape the next four years of HaPoC.

Final reminder CfP HaPoC-4, Brno

The deadline for submission of short and extended abstracts to the

4th International Conference on the History and Philosophy of Computing
4-7 Oct 2017 Brno (Czech Republic)

is extended to MAY 31st, 2017. Please submit yours at:


Notifications of acceptance are expected in July.