For the very first time in Romania, the exploratory workshop is focused on the explicit and simultaneous exploration of some emergent domains of research, as the philosophy of technology (studying the technology and its social effects) and philosophy of engineering (interested in the philosophical problems of the engineering), domains related to the more developed topics of bioethics, philosophy and computing, etc. The basis for this is represented by the contributions of some outstanding Romanian and foreign researchers in engineering and philosophy.

The philosophy of engineering is one of the most fervent domains of research. Using themes from the philosophy of technology (consecrated as a distinct sub-domain of the philosophical research only very recently), focuses on the philosophical problems related to the engineering.

Well known researchers in philosophy, sciences and engineering will decisively contribute to the promotion the topics of the philosophy of engineering (and technology). Based on the themes that will be debated (result: Proceedings), an interdisciplinary research project will be designed.


Philosophy of Engineering and Artifact
in the Digital Era

an exploratory workshop

2009 February 6-8
“Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava

A first web Gallery with photos from PHEADE 2009 can be accessed at: /

The letter of Luciano Floridi for the organizers and participants, on the same gallery.



Professor Viorel Guliciuc


1. Professor Raymond Turner, author of Computable Models, Turner - Department of Computer Science, University of Essex, UK.

2. Professor Lorenzo Magnani, author of Morality in a Technological World: Knowledge as Duty - director of Laboratory of Computational Philosophy, University of Pavia, Italy & visiting professor at Guangzou University, China.

3. Associate Professor Peter Boltuc, editor of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers - Philosophy Dept, University of Illinois, USA & Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland.

4. Associate Professor Kuruvilla Pandikattu, Together Towards Tomorrow: Interfacing Science and Religion in India: Essays in Honour of Professor Job Kozhamthadam S.J., associate director of Indian Institute of Science and Religion (IISR), Pune, India

5. Associate Professor Colin T Schmidt, chair of VRIC’ 09 Virtual Reality International Conference, Laval - LeMans University, France.

6. Associate Professor Cristian Suteanu - Saint Mary's University, Canada [online participant]

7. Correspondent member of Romanian Academy, Professor Alexandru Boboc - University of Bucuresti, Bucuresti.

8. Correspondent member of Romanian Academy, Professor Teodor Dima, director of the “Gh. Zane” Institute for Economic and Social Researches, of the Romanian Academy, Iasi & «Al. I. Cuza» University, Iasi.

9. Professor Engineer Dorel Cernomazu, laureate of “Henri Coanda” Prize - “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava.

10. Dr. Eng. Florin Munteanu - director of the Center for Complex Studies (CSC), Bucuresti.

11. Professor Engineer Boris Plahteanu, director of National Institute of Inventic, Iasi & «Gheorghe Asachi» Technical University



12. Professor Traian-Dinorel Stanciulescu, president of AROSS & member of National Institute of Inventic, Iasi & „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi

13. Associate Professor Gheorghe Clitan - Vest University of Timisoara 16. Associate Professor George Ceausu, „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi

14. Professor Tudor-Sorin Maxim, - “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava

15. Professor Engineer Danut Romeo Ionescu - “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava

16. Associate Professor Engineer Dan Milici - “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava

17. Dr. Ionut Isac - „G. Baritiu” Institute of History, Cluj-Napoca

18. Reader PhD Bogdan Popoveniuc - “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava

19. PhD candidate Alexandre Monnin - Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

20. Professor Viorel Guliciuc, editor of ROSLIR (Romanian Semio-Logical Internet Review) and ROSOPHYA (Romanian Philo-Sophical Journal) - “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava



21. Professor Engineer Stefan Iancu, scientific secretary of the Section for Information Science and Technology of the Romanian Academy [CANCELLED]

22. Professor Engineer Virgil Moldovan - Technical University of Cluj

23. Reader PhD Maria-Rodica Iacobescu - “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava [CANCELLED]

24. Professor Emilia Guliciuc, editor of ROCSIR (Romanian Cult. Studies Internet Review) - “Stefan cel Mare” University, Suceava

25. Engineer Elvira Filip - "Sinterom Cluj"