The deadline for all submissions was February 2021. We will not accept late submissions.

Conference Submissions

CLOSED The European Philosophy of Science Association invites submissions for its next conference, EPSA21, to be held in Turin (Italy) on 15-18 September 2021. The conference will feature contributed talks, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of the philosophy of science, and will bring together a large number of philosophers of science from Europe and overseas. We also welcome philosophically-minded scientists and investigators from areas outside the philosophy of science, for example, as symposium participants; and we particularly welcome submissions from women, ethnic minorities, and other under-represented groups in the profession. Childcare facilities will be provided.

The conference has ten sections:

1. General Philosophy of Science

2. Philosophy of the Physical Sciences

3. Philosophy of the Life Sciences

4. Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences

5. Philosophy of the Social Sciences

6. Philosophy of Technology and Philosophy of Interdisciplinary Research

7. Philosophy of Science in Practice

8. Formal Philosophy of Science

9. Integrated History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science

10. Ethical Issues in the Sciences

The EPSA21 Programme Committee, headed by Caterina Marchionni and Jon Williamson, will strive for quality, variety, and diversity on the programme. A selection of accepted contributed and symposium papers will appear in the European Journal of Philosophy of Science (EJPS).

We invite submissions in any of the following three categories:

1. Contributed Papers

We invite submissions of both a short abstract (max. 1000 characters) and an extended abstract (max. 1000 words) through EasyChair, our online submission system, by 1 February 2021, 11.55pm GMT. The extended abstract should include the number and title of the relevant section and the title of the paper. The allocated time for delivering contributed papers at the conference will be 30 minutes, including discussion. Please prepare your abstracts for blind review, and submit your extended abstract as a PDF file. 

Authors who want their paper to be considered for the poster session in case of non-acceptance as a talk should tick the appropriate box in EasyChair. Authors whose papers could not be accepted for presentation as a talk but who are offered a place in the poster session will be notified in the decision email.

The Graduate Student Prize is awarded to the best student paper accepted for presentation at the conference.

2. Symposia

We invite submissions of both a short abstract (max. 1,000 characters) and a full proposal through EasyChair, our online submission system, by 1 February 2021, 11.55pm GMT. The full proposal should include the number and title of the relevant section, the title of the proposed symposium, the contact details of the organizer(s) (who may or may not be a speaker) and the names and short CVs of all speakers (max. 1 page in total), a general description of the topic and its significance (max. 1,500 words), and titles and abstracts of all papers (max. 300 words for each paper). Please submit the full proposal as a PDF file.

Accepted symposia will be allocated 120 minutes, including discussions. They can have any format but the maximum number of speakers is five.

Symposium proposals that explore connections between different areas or research programmes in philosophy of science or between philosophy of science and sciences are especially encouraged. 

3. Posters

We invite contributions of posters, which will be presented in a dedicated poster session. Posters can be submitted either as a second option for papers that are also submitted as contributed talks or specifically for the poster session. For poster submissions, please follow the guidelines for contributed papers, add the word "Poster" below the title on both abstracts, and submit your abstracts either by ticking the "Poster" box in the contributed paper track or by uploading your material in the poster track in EasyChair.

Submission Guidelines and Rules

  • The deadline for all submissions is by 1 February 2021, 11.55pm GMT
  • All submissions should be made through EasyChair.
  • To present at the conference, you must be an active and paying member of the EPSA.
  • Authors can simultaneously make one submission for each of the three above types (contributed paper, symposium, poster), but any author can appear on the programme only once as a presenter or symposium organizer.
    • In case of acceptance of multiple submissions by one author, the programme committee will give symposium participation priority over contributed talks and contributed talks over posters.
    • For co-authored contributed papers, symposium papers, and posters it will be assumed that the first author will present the paper or poster unless specified otherwise. Accordingly, authors presenting at EPSA21 may also appear as co-authors of other papers that are part of the programme, but not as first author/presenter.
  • Decisions on the acceptance of submissions will be made on or by 19 April 2021.

Data Protection

By uploading a submission for EPSA21, you are providing us with your personal data and contact information as requested in the online registration form.

We are collecting this information on gender and academic seniority for statistical purposes only, in order to learn more about the representation of women in our field and within EPSA. The information will not be linked to any other personal information collected by Easychair, and will not be used in the selection of papers.

For more information about how we are engaging with women and other under-represented groups in the profession, please visit the Women's Caucus website.

Contact us

For all enquiries, please contact the EPSA mailbox at

The deadline for all submissions was February 2021. We will not accept late submissions.

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