Second International Conference on the Ontology of Spacetime


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Call for Papers

The Program Committee invites papers from physicists and philosophers on topics related to the ontology of spacetime. Contributions from graduate students and postdocs are welcome. Contributed papers should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts of one to two pages by Friday, January 27, 2006. Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee and notification of acceptance will be given by Tuesday, February 28, 2006. The extended abstracts, in English or French, should be emailed to a member of the Program Committee.

Note: The Program Committee will continue to review late submissions until the deadline for early registration (May 1, 2006). The accepted papers will be included either in the plenary sessions (if there are available slots) or in the poster session.

Program Committee:

Craig Callender (University of California, San Diego)
Dennis Dieks (Utrecht University)
Mauro Dorato (University of Rome Three)
John Earman (University of Pittsburgh)
Robert Geroch (Department of Physics, University of Chicago) - by regular mail.
Vesselin Petkov (Concordia University)
Steven Savitt (University of British Columbia)

For organizational and funding purposes it will be necessary to know the approximate number of people intending to come to the conference. That is why it will be appreciated if potential participants send an email with their name, affiliation, and a tentative title of their presentation by Friday, October 14, 2005. Graduate students are especially encouraged to do that since a limited number of bursaries (depending on funding) may be made available for those who wish to give a presentation at the conference.

All emails should be sent to Vesselin Petkov.