Regular Papers

Submissions that engage in some philosophical aspects of technology are welcomed, including those from disciplines other than philosophy. Submissions of practitioners are also welcomed.
Paper submission should include a title and a 250-300 words abstract.. The document must be in a .doc, .docx., or .odt format.

Only submissions in English are accepted.

Special tracks

A special track is an invitation to the scholarly community to submit papers clustered around a specific topic. Those who wish to propose a special track may do so by contacting the conference organizers by September 1st, 2020.
A track typically includes about six to twelve papers. Papers submitted to special tracks will be evaluated using the same process as the other papers. Those that are accepted will be included in the event even if they are not selected for the track.


Panels are three or four-person presentations and discussions around a more limited topic than tracks. They fit in one 90-120 minutes slot of the program. Panel proposals should include a title and a 250-500 words abstract, and, for each panelist, title and a short (250 words) abstract.
The scientific committee will evaluate the panel as a whole. Panel organizers are in charge of the selection of their panelists and the evaluation of the abstracts.

SPT Early Career Awards

Lille Catholic University is proud to sponsor the 2021 Early Career Award. The award, which includes a 500 euros prizes, will be delivered to an early career (less than 10 years since the PhD, plus parental leaves) scholar whose accepted paper, in the judgment of the SPT Executive Board, best embodies exceptional and innovative work that promises to expand the scope of research in the field. Early career scholars whose abstract are accepted for SPT 2021 may submit full papers to the SPT Executive Board by May 15, 2021. The winner will be notified by June 1, 2021.

SPT Graduate Student Paper Awards

Lille Catholic University will sponsor graduate student paper awards given to outstanding submissions by graduate students for SPT 2019. These awards include two 500 euros travel stipends. Graduate students (M.A. students and Ph.D. candidates) who wish to be considered for an award must submit a complete draft (max. 3000 words) of the paper to be considered to an independent SPT award committee at by January 15th, 2021, following the separate submission of the abstract by December 1st. The full paper should be stripped of identifying information but include a cover sheet with the paper title, 150-200 word abstract, the author’s name, contact info and current graduate program details (e.g., date of enrollment, degree being pursued, department, and institution).

Only authors whose abstracts are accepted by the program committee for the conference program will be eligible to receive a graduate student paper award, and those selected must register and present the paper at the conference to receive the award and stipend. Co-authored submissions are ineligible for graduate student paper awards unless all authors are graduate students.

  • December 1st 2020

    Submission deadline

  • February 15th, 2021

    Notification of acceptance

    February 15th, 2021

  • April 15th 2021

    Registration deadline

  • June 28-30

    SPT 2021

    June 28-30