Third International Conference on the Nature and Ontology of Spacetime

Hermann Minkowski
"Space and Time"
1908 - 2008


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Call for Papers

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The Program Committee invites papers from physicists and philosophers on topics related to the nature and ontology of spacetime. While papers on any of the topics listed in the Conference Topics will be welcome, at this conference we especially wish to encourage submissions on the nature and legacy of Minkowski's contributions to the theory of relativity.

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, November 30, 2007. Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee and notification of acceptance will be given by Thursday, January 31, 2008. The extended abstracts, in English or French, should be emailed to a member of the Program Committee.

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 (University of Chicago)
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 their name, affiliation, and a tentative title of their presentation to Vesselin Petkov by Monday, October 1, 2007. 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.