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Humanist Archives: Jan. 31, 2019, 7:58 a.m. Humanist 32.403 - pubs: new book on science; issue on simulation cfp;

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    [1]    From: Willard McCarty 
           Subject: new book of critical interest (23)

    [2]    From: Juan Manuel Duran 
           Subject: Call for contributions - The societal and ethical dimensions of computer simulations (112)

        Date: 2019-01-31 07:48:07+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: new book of critical interest

Emphasis on the crafting of knowledge and making of meaning in the
natural sciences, especially the experimental kind, has given new life
to the older question of creativity in scientific work. At the same
time, we who use the digital machine in the human sciences have
developed parallel interests and techniques to advance these interests.
For this reason, I think physicist Tom McLeish's new book, The Poetry
and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art (Oxford
University Press, 2019), will reward the reading many times over. See
the following for a bit more information:


Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/),
Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London;
Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary
Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist

        Date: 2019-01-31 07:18:14+00:00
        From: Juan Manuel Duran 
        Subject: Call for contributions - The societal and ethical dimensions of computer simulations

Simulations Special Issue


Guest Editors
- Juan M. Durán (TU Delft)
- Jeroen van den Hoven (TU Delft)

Computer simulations are a fundamental method for the progress of
scientific and engineering research. Jim Gray (2007) called them the
third paradigm of research, along with theory, experiment and Big Data
(the first, second and fourth paradigm respectively). While the
specialised literature has extensively focused on epistemological,
ontological and methodological issues of computer simulations
(Humphreys, 2004, Winsberg, 2010, Morrison, 2015, Durán, 2018), less has
been said on the social and ethical dimensions of computer simulations
(Brey 1999, 2008, Tolk and Ören, 2017).

The purpose of the special issue "The societal and ethical dimensions of
computer simulations" is to address core questions about the role and
use of computer simulations in scientific and engineering practice, as
well as their influence in society, democracy, and education, among
other contexts. To this end, we invite philosophers, educators,
sociologists, engineers, scientists and all researchers interested in
studies on computer simulations to submit their work to this special
issue (for a list of possible topics, see below).

This special issue of SIMULATION (http://journals.sagepub.com/home/sim)
addresses critical concerns in the actual practice and use of computer
simulations in scientific and engineering research. To this end, we
invite researchers invested in answering these problems to submit to
this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

- Ethics:

--   Code of conduct
--   Bias simulations, democracy, and justice
--   Irresponsible uses of results of simulations
--   The profession of designing, programming, and using computer simulations

- Values for design:

--   The accountability of designers, programmers, and users of computer
--   Responsible innovation with computer simulations
--   Shaping policymaking in the light of computer-based research
--   Values, uncertainties, and distrust in simulation models

- Education:

--   Including methods from computer science in scientific and
engineering curricula
--   Educating engineers and scientists to simulate-first build-later

- The future of science and engineering:

--   Computer simulations as the third paradigm of research
--   New forms of scientific and engineering practice
--   Computer simulations, AI, and Big Data: the new frontiers of science
and engineering

Submission Guidelines: All papers should be developed, formatted and
submitted based upon the editorial guidelines provided in the
instructions for authors for "Simulation: Transactions of the Society
for Modelling and Simulation International", which can be accessed from
The authors should choose the Article Type as "Special Issue "at the
first step of the submission process and put "Special Issue: S18-2 THE
cover letter of your submissions. The process of review and publication
is the same as the regular issue of "Simulation: Transactions of the
Society for Modelling and Simulation International."

Due Dates:

Submission deadline: June 30, 2019. Notification to authors of
acceptance: August 30, 2019. If you have questions, please contact:


Brey, Philip. 1999. "The Ethics of Representation and Action in Virtual
Reality." /Ethics and Information Technology/ 1 (1). Kluwer Academic
Publishers: 5-14.

Brey, Philip. 2008. "Virtual Reality and Computer Simulation." In /The
Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics/, edited by Kenneth Einar
Himma and Herman T Tavani, 361-84.

Durán, Juan M. 2018. /Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering.
Concepts - Practices - Perspectives/. Springer.

Humphreys, Paul W. 2004. /Extending Ourselves: Computational Science,
Empiricism, and Scientific Method/. Oxford University Press.

Morrison, Margaret. 2015. /Reconstructing Reality. Models, Mathematics,
and Simulations/. Oxford University Press.

Tolk, Andreas, Tuncer I Ören, eds. 2017. /The Profession of Modeling and
Simulation/. Wiley.

Winsberg, Eric. 2010. /Science in the Age of Computer Simulation/.
University of Chicago Press.

Dr. Juan M. Durán
TU Delft
Department of Values, Technology and Innovation
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Jaffalaan 5
2628 BX Delft - B 4.310
The Netherlands
juanmduran.net - Academia.edu

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