PhiloWeb 2010 Programme (English version)


Towards a Philosophy of the Web.

October 16 2010,


Amphi Gestion

8h15-8h30: Introduction

Alexandre Monnin

I. The Web and computer ontologies: new experimental question for philosophy?

Chair: Bert Bos (W3C)

08h30-09h15: Are Web ontologies formalizations of previously existing conceptualizations or an opportunity to contrive new concepts? Are we making our way toward an experimental metaphysics or even techno-metaphysical inventions?Bruno Bachimont (UTC & INA)

09h15-10h00: Ontology shifted from entities to operations, Pierre Livet (University Aix-Marseille I)

10h00-10h15: Pause

II. Objects, Reference and Cognition.

Chair : Alexandre Monnin (University Panthéon – Sorbonne, Paris 1)

10h15-11h00What is a digital object?Yuk Hui (Goldsmiths, University of London)

11h00-11h45: Are URIs actually names?, Henry Thompson (University of Edinburgh)

11h45-12h30: Artificial Intelligence versus Collective Intelligence: The Hidden
Philosophical Lineage of the Web
Harry Halpin (University of Edinburgh & W3C)

12h30-14h00: Lunch

III. Web of data or documents?

Chair: Freddy Limpens (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)

14h00-14h30: (Presentation of the Web of Data), Henry Story

14h30-15h15 : Webmarks: revisiting the notion of bookmarks toward contextualized reference on the web,  Nicolas Delaforge (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)

15h15-16h00 : Philosophy and the Social Web, Henry Story

16h00-16h15: Pause

IV. Words and things on the Web.

Chair: Harry Halpin (University of Edinburgh & W3C)

16h15-17h00: From ontological structure to semantic lexical structure: the case of institutional entities, Alexandra Arapinis (IHPST, University Panthéon – Sorbonne Paris 1)

17h00-17h45 : An ontology of the Web? From words and things to URIs and resources: the Web as a mediator of philosophical questions, Alexandre Monnin (University Panthéon – Sorbonne Paris 1, CNAM, IRI)

V. Tools and society.

Chair: Bruno Bachimont (UTC & INA)

17h45-18h30: From folksonomies to ontologies: proposal of a socio-technical solution, Freddy Limpens (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)

18h30-18h45: Pause

18h45-19h45: Roundtable

19h45-19h55: Conclusion of the day

Christiane Chauviré

19h55-20h00: Farewell Address

Alexandre Monnin

20h00-21h00: Art Exhibition

Eric Schrijver

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