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Miquel Barcelo
07-20-1993, 09:53 PM
Friends,

You will find here the CALL OF PAPERS of a new Workshop on
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY THROUGH SCIENCE FICTION
to be held next summer in Barcelona, Spain (22nd and 23rd, June 1994).

This will be the first edition of such a Workshop so, if you know
more people that could be interested, please help in making this
information available just forwarding this message.

If you need more information, please feel free to ask to:
blo@lsi.upc.es

Yours,
Miquel Barcel

PS- Excuse if this message arrives for the second time. Obviously there is
only ONE STSF'94 Workshop. We had some problem with distributions lists.
Thanks. M.B.
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First Announcement and CALL FOR PAPERS

STSF '94

An International Workshop on
SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY through SCIENCE FICTION

22nd-23rd June 1994 - BARCELONA (Spain)

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Organized by:

CONSELL SOCIAL (Board of Trustees)
of Universitat PolitKcnica de Catalunya (UPC)

in cooperation with:

Software Department (UPC)
Physics and Nuclear Engineering Department (UPC)
WORLD SF (Hispanic Chapter)

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THE WORKSHOP

A good working definition of science fiction is "speculative ex-
trapolation about the effect of science and technology on society".
The aim of this International Workshop is to provide a forum for iden-
tifying, encouraging and discussing research about science and tech-
nology, or their consequences, as portrayed in science fiction. The
Workshop will bring together researchers, scientists, and other aca-
demics with science fiction professionals to share information and ex-
plore new ideas about the relationship between science fiction,
science and technology.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Biotechnology, genetic engineering
- Computer science, robotics, artificial intelligence
- Macroengineering
- Nanotechnology
- Physics, astronomy, cosmology
- Professional activity of scientists and engineers
- Social impact of science and technology
- Teaching science and technology with science fiction

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

* Miquel Barcel (Software Dept., UPC, SPAIN)
* Joe Haldeman (SFWA president, M.I.T. Associate Professor, USA)
* Elizabeth A. Hull (SFRA past-president, USA)
* Frederik Pohl (SFWA and WSF past-president, USA)
* Vernor Vinge (Dept. of Math Sciences, SDSU, USA)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

* Miquel Barcel (Software Dept., UPC)
* Laura Cabarrocas (Board of Trustees (secr.), UPC)
* Gay Haldeman (Writing Program, M.I.T.,USA)
* Pedro Jorge (Hispanic Chapter of WORLD SF)
* Jordi JosJ (Physics and Nuclear Engineering Dept., UPC)
* Louis Lemkow (Sociology Dept., UAB)
* Manel Moreno (Physics and Nuclear Engineering Dept., UPC)

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INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

Paper submissions must be in English and no more than 6000 words long.
The Proceedings of the Workshop will be published by the organi-
zing institution.
Authors are requested to submit a "Letter of Intention" with the
title of the paper and a short abstract (less than one page) be-
fore November 30, 1993.
Authors must submit five copies of each paper, before January 31,
1994, to the:

Program Chairperson:
Miquel Barcel
Facultat d'Inform