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MCMP-Western Ontario Workshop on Computation in Scientific Theory and Practice (31 May - 2 June 2019)

The goal of this interdisciplinary meeting is to explore philosophical and historical issues that arise at the intersection of theoretical computer science, mathematics, and natural science, including issues that arise in the practice of those disciplines. We welcome submissions on topics including, but not limited to, the following: the history of computer science; the foundations of computation and mathematical cognition; computational and informational perspectives on scientific decision making, scientific methodology, and the characterisation of scientific theories; physical notions of computation and the 'Physical Church-Turing Thesis'.

Invited Speakers

  • Dan Christensen (University of Western Ontario)
  • B. Jack Copeland (University of Canterbury, ETH Zurich)
  • Robert Corless (University of Western Ontario)
  • Walter Dean (University of Warwick)
  • Benedict Eastaugh (MCMP/LMU Munich)
  • Laura Felline (University of Rome 3)
  • Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU Munich)
  • Markus Mueller (Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna)
  • Wayne Myrvold (University of Western Ontario)
  • Gualtiero Piccinini (University of Missouri St. Louis)
  • Paula Quinon (Warsaw University of Technology/University of Lund)
  • Tom Sterkenburg (MCMP/LMU Munich)
  • Máté Szabo (University of Lorraine/University of Paris 1)


Prospective authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of between 600-1000 words, along with a short abstract of no more than 150 words, via the conference's EasyChair site. Submissions must be prepared for blind review by removing any identifying author information, and submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF).

We especially encourage submissions from early career researchers and researchers from underrepresented groups, although submissions from researchers in all stages of their career and from all groups are welcome.

Important Dates

  • Submissions deadline: 17 March 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: Beginning of April 2019.
  • Conference dates: May 31 - June 2, 2019.

Subsidy for Early Career Presenters

We hope to be able to offer a small subsidy to early career contributed speakers in order to help defray the costs of their travel and accommodation. The exact amount that we will be able to provide will be determined within the next few weeks.

Program Committee

  • Holger Andreas (University of British Columbia/MCMP)
  • Lucas Dunlap (University of Cincinnati)
  • Nicolas Fillion (Simon Fraser University)
  • Adam Koberinski (University of Western Ontario)
  • Gregory Lavers (Concordia University)
  • Hannes Leitgeb (MCMP/LMU Munich)
  • Rossella Lupacchini (University of Bologna)
  • Lavinia Picollo (University College London/MCMP)
  • Gil Sagi (University of Haifa/MCMP)
  • Oron Shagrir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Marta Sznajder (MCMP/LMU Munich)


  • Marianna Antonutti Marfori (MCMP/LMU Munich)
  • Michael Cuffaro (Rotman Institute of Philosophy/Western Ontario/MCMP)


Non-presenting participants will be asked to pay a registration fee. Practical information concerning the registration fees, conference location, nearby hotels, etc. will be available via the conference's website in due time.

For further inquiries, please email the organisers at

The conference language is English.


Main University Building
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

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The conference is supported by the University of Alcalá.