Program for

the Second Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference


(AP-CAP 2005)


January 7-9, 2005

Chulalongkorn University and

Novotel Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


Friday, January 7, 2005

at GM Hall, Sasa International House, Chulalongkorn University


17.00 - 18.00                       Registration


18.00 - 18.45                       Opening Address

                                                      Robert Cavalier

                                                      ˝Introducing the Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference: Announcing the Computational Turnţ


18.45 - 21.00                       Reception


Saturday, January 8, 2005

at Novotel Hotel, Siam Square


Social Issues and E-government Pizarro Room

Chair: Mike Bowern

Programming Monet Room

Chair: Hiroyuki Miyoshi


8.30 - 8.50  Philosophical Foundations for a Unified Enterprise Modeling Language,  Gerald Khoury and Simeon Simoff

8.50 - 9.10 War, Technology and Journalism: Exposing Press Corruption by Comparison, Aaron Quinn

8.50 - 9.10  The Deconstruction of Programming, and Programming as Deconstruction, Seungkwon Jang

9.10 - 9.30 An Ethical Method for Developing Electronic Voting Systems, Mike Bowern

9.10 - 9.30  The Hearing Dimension of 3D Virtual Worlds: Unexploited Opportunities,  Ludmil Duridanov and Simeon Simoff



9.40 - 10.25                          Robert Cavalier

                                                      E-Democracy and the Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere


10.25 - 10.45                       Break


E-government - Country Perspectives Pizarro Room

Chair: Krisna Kitiyadisai

Computation Monet Room

Chair: Gerald Khoury

10.45 - 11.05 The Impact of Political Online Forums on Saudi Society, Yeslam Al-Saggaf

10.45 - 11.05 Hypercomputation with and without Supertasks, Darren Abramson

11.05 - 11.25 Technology and Civil Society: A Study on the Role of the Use of the Internet and Cellular Phone during the Edsa II People Power Revolution of the Philippines, Eduardo Valdez

 11.05 - 11.25 Computational Abduction, Epistemic Mediators and the Extra-Theoretical Dimension of Scientific Creativity, Lorenzo Magnani


11.25 - 11.45 Computation and Time, Hiroyuki Miyoshi



11.45 - 13.00                       Lunch


13.00 - 13.30                       Darryl Macer

                                                      Philosophical Challenges of Computing Ethics: UNESCO and Information Ethics


13.30 - 15.00                       Panel Discussion: ˝Computer Ethics in Asia-Pacificţ (sponsored by the UNESCO) Pizarro Room


                                                      Pirongrong Ramasoota, Chadamas Thuvasethakul

                                                      Sundari Krishnamurthy, Tamura Takanori

                                                      John Weckert, Pattarasinee Bhattasakosol


15.00 - 15.30                       Break


15.30 - 17.30                       Panel Discussion (contd.)


19.00 - 21.00                       Conference Dinner

                                                      Seefah Restaurant, Siam Square (Tel. 02 252 1942)


Sunday, January 9, 2005

at Novotel Hotel, Siam Square


8.30 - 9.15                             Jeroen van den Hoven

                                                      Managing our Identities: The Ethics of Identity Management


AI and Internet Cultures Monet Room

Chair: Charles Ess

Education Pizarro Room

Chair: John Hulpke

9.20 - 9.45 An Outline for Determining the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Richard Lucas 

9.20 - 9.45  Computer Assisted Approach to Teaching Logic and Critical Thinking Courses, Yefim Katz

9.45 - 10.05 A Glance in the Life of a Computerized Generation, Chulanee Thianthai  

9.45 - 10.05  Students═ Experience of Online Learning In Thailand, Pannee Suanpang


10.05 - 10.25  Teaching with Tiki, Michael Byron


10.25 - 10.45 Computers Teaching Ethics: Killing Three Birds with one Stone?, John Hulpke



10.45 - 11.00                       Break



The Digital Divide and Computer Crime Pizarro Room

Chair: Mike Byron

Epistemology and Telepresence Monet Room

Chair: Alberto Gatti

11.00 - 11.20 Fixing the Digital Divide; Sustaining or Undermining Local Values?, Jeremy Moss

11.00 - 11.20 Knowledge as a Duty: The Ethical Significance of the Interest in Information and Knowledge, Lorenzo Magnani   

11.20 - 11.40 The Digital Divide, Epistemology and Global Justice, Soraj Hongladarom 

11.20 - 11.40 Sensing and Thinking through Technological Tools: The Impact on Cognitive Processes of a Change in the Organization of the Boundaries of Body. The Case of Laparoscopic Video-Surgery, Alberto Gatti 



12.05 - 12.50                       Charles Ess

                                                      Information Ethics: Local Approaches, Global Potentials?


12.50 - 14.00                       Lunch



Robotics and Critical Theory Pizarro Room

Chair: Robert Cavalier

Religious Perspectives on Computing Monet Room

Chair: Sundari Krishnamurthy


14.00 - 14.20  Smart ID Card in Thailand from a Buddhist Perspective, Krisana Kitiyadisai

14.20 - 14.40 Kantian Robotics: Building a Robot to Understand Kant═s Transcendental Turn, Larry Hinman

14.20 - 14.40  A Buddhist Model for the Informational Person, Ken Herold 



15.00 - 15.30                       Break


15.30 - 16.15                       Closing Address

                                                      John Weckert

                                                      A Computer Enhanced Good Life



Paper registered to the conference, but was not presented


Comparing Two SEARCC Member Codes of Ethics: ACS AND SCS, Shirley Wheeler