Call for Symposium Proposals and Workshop Proposals

Philosophy of Science Association

Nineteenth Biennial Meeting: November 2-5, 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia

Members of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) are invited to submit proposals for symposia and workshops to be presented at the PSA 2006 meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 2-5. Proposals must include sufficient supporting material to permit the program committee to evaluate the quality and interest of the symposium or workshop.

Symposia will follow the traditional format, whereby the papers presented will be submitted for consideration for publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science. The evaluation for publication will be on entire sessions, that is, all papers in the session will be published together. All contributions for symposia will be electronically archived, whether or not they are accepted for publication.

Workshops follow the same format as used for PSA 2004. There is no expectation that the papers presented will be submitted for review for publication. This format may be more attractive to sessions involving participants from outside the philosophical community, and/or for exploratory-stage research. Authors may choose to have their papers archived in electronic form. Some workshops may take the form of lunch roundtables or mentoring sessions.

Proposals for both symposia and workshops should include:

1. The title of the proposed symposium or workshop 2. A description of the topic and a justification of its current importance to the discipline (about one or two pages) 3. A short descriptive summary of the proposal (100-200 words) 4. Titles and abstracts of all papers 5. A list of participants and either an abbreviated curriculum vitae or short biographical description for each 6. Institutional affiliation and e-mail addresses for all participants 7. Full contact information for the organizer (who may or may not be a proposed speaker), to be used for communication with the Program Committee

The PSA 2006 Program Committee will strive for quality, variety, innovation and diversity on the program. We encourage proposals in both traditional and novel areas of philosophy of science.

The deadline for Symposium and Workshop proposals is December 1, 2005. Decisions about acceptance will be made by mid-February, 2005.

Proposals must be electronically submitted at