fPET 2023 from 19-21 April 2023 in Delft (Netherlands)

with special attention for value change in technology and engineering

Deadline for abstract submission extended to 30 January


About fPET2023

The conference will bring together engineers and philosophers to address the challenges of engineering in a changing world. We are currently witnessing disruptive changes due to climate change, pandemics and war. Technological developments in, for example, geo-engineering, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and neuro-technology may contribute to such disruptions but also help to better deal with them.

fPET 2023 will provide the opportunity to meet like-minded researchers and present and discuss research on the intersection of engineering and philosophy, addressing the theme of technology and engineering in a changing world, broadly understood. You can now submit abstracts and panel proposals.



We invite abstracts and panel proposals on the following (broad) topics:

  • Philosophy of technology and engineering
  • Ethics, social and political philosophy, and values in technology and engineering
  • Philosophy and ethics in engineering and technology education
  • Interdisciplinary studies of technology and engineering, particularly (but not limited to) responsible innovation and value-sensitive design
  • Practitioners' reflections on engineering and technology

We particularly invite practicing engineers and technological practitioners and researchers to submit abstracts and present reflections based on their hands-on experience in engineering or technological research.


Special track: value change

The conference will feature a special track on Changing Values, Changing Technologies. This track will introduce a novel perspective on value change. We will discuss the nature of value change and illuminate the implications for the practice of, research on and teaching in engineering. For this track, we are cooperating with the research project Designing for Changing Values, that has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 788321. For this track we invite papers that present recent research on the theme of value change and technology. If you want to submit to this special track, you can indicate during submission.


What to expect

fPET 2023 will be a daring attempt to provide a forum to discuss engineering & philosophy in general, to meet and mingle, and to ignite the debate on a novel research perspective which draws from fields hitherto (largely) unconnected to the philosophy & engineering debate. It will also try out a new format and attempts to spur interdisciplinary collaboration.



  • January 30, 2023: Deadline for abstract submission
  • February 22: Decision about acceptance
  • Until March 15: Early-bird regristration
  • April 19-21: Conference 

Location and hotels
The conference will take place in Delft. Since April is a busy period in the city, we strongly recommend to book a hotel as soon as possible. fPET has made the conscious decision to partner with Moonback, which is a fair booking site that has created a clear overview of hotels nearby the conference location. You can find this hotel map at https://moonback.com/fpet2023


If the situation will change due to Corona measures, we will update our plans accordingly. Currently there are no Covid-19 related restrictions for traveling to the Netherlands. The most recent information can be found here: https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/visiting-the-netherlands-from-abroad


Submission detail
Please submit your abstract via the website. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, incl. notes and references. 

We particularly welcome submissions addressing new or underexplored topics, the reflective submissions of engineers or other technology practitioners, and submissions of an interdisciplinary nature.



Please direct any queries related to the conference to fpet2023@valuechange.eu 


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