WPE_2007: Engineering Meets Philosophy…


On October 19, 2006 a working group on Philosophy and Engineering was convened at MIT to discuss the need for greater interaction between philosophers and engineers. The result was an agreement to move forward with a workshop to encourage reflection on engineering, engineers, and technology by philosophers and engineers.

The first Workshop on Philosophy & Engineering (WPE-2007) will be held in the Department of Philosophy, TUDelft, 29-31 October 2007 (Monday-Wednesday). Sessions will include talks by invited and selected speakers as well as a number of special sessions.


The workshop theme is: Engineering Meets Philosophy, and Philosophy Meets Engineering. Extended abstracts (1-2 pages) are invited for submission in one of three tracks or themes:

  • Philosophy (theme chair: Carl Mitcham)
  • Philosophical Reflections of Practitioners (theme chair: Billy V. Koen)
  • Ethics (theme co-chairs: Michael Davis & P. Aarne Vesilind)

Abstract submission

Open the final call for papers for more information on how to submit your abstract (pdf file).

Invited speakers & program

For more information on the workshop committee, invited speakers and the program, please visit the official WPE-2007 website.

Registration and accomodation

In order to register for this workshop, please use this registration form (includes information on fees).

Attendants are requested to arrange accommodation themselves. It is advised not to wait too long, Delft is a popular tourist destination. More information about suitable hotels.

How to get from Schiphol Airport to Delft and from Delft train station to the university? You can find a route description here.

Conference organisation

  • Henneke Filiz-Piekhaar, conference management
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  • Ibo van de Poel , conference co-chair (I.R.vandePoel@tudelft.nl)
  • David E. Goldberg, conference co-chair (deg@uiuc.edu)

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