HaPoC Special Session at CiE 2017

The HaPoC Commission organizes a Special Session on History and Philosophy of Computing at the Computability in Europe Conference, to be held in Turku, June 12-16, 2017

Special Sessions

Topic: History and foundations of recursion, in memory of Rósza Péter.

Organized by Liesbeth De Mol (Lille, France) and Giuseppe Primiero (London, United Kingdom).


  • Juliette Kennedy (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    Gödel’s Reception of Turing’s Model of Computability: the Shift of Perception in 1934
  • Jan von Plato (University of Helsinki, Finland)
    Rosa Politzer and the beginnings of the theory of computable functions
  • Hector Zenil (University of Oxford, UK, and Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
    Computability and Causality
  • Cliff Jones (Newcastle University, UK)
    Turing’s 1949 paper in context