Copenhagen 2017

When: Thursday April 20 and Friday April 21, 2017 (9.00am to 6.30pm, both days)
WhereUniversity of Copenhagen, H. C. Ørsted Institute, Universitetsparken 5, Copenhagen
Registration and informal rececption: April 19, 4pm-6pm at the Department of Science Education, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 3, Copenhagen

Invited speakers

  • Johanna Seibt (Aarhus): “Theoretical Challenges for and by Social Robotics” [see also  or ]
  • Roger Strand (Bergen): “Post-Factual or Post-Normal?”
  • James McAllister (Leiden)

Organising committee

  • Henrik Kragh Sørensen (Copenhagen)
  • Mariana Vitti Rodrigues (Copenhagen)
  • Frank Zenker (Lund)
  • Henrik Thorén (Lund)

Call for papers and posters

The deadline for submission of abstracts closed January 15, 2017. Please refer to the Call for Papers for information. The review process is now underway, and decisions will be announced by February 15, 2017.

Program committee

The program committee is headed by Henrik Thorén (Lund) and Henrik Kragh Sørensen (Copenhagen). The following colleagues have agreed to serve on the program committee:

  • Sara Green, Copenhagen
  • Till Grüne-Yanoff, Stockholm
  • Søren Harnow, Odense
  • Lars-Göran Johannsson, Uppsala
  • Michiru Nagatsu, Helsinki
  • Veli-Pekka Parkkinen, Kent
  • Maria Serban, Copenhagen
  • Marta Sznaijder,
  • Petri Ylikoski, Helsinki
  • Julie Zahle, Copenhagen
  • Frank Zenker, Lund


Registration will open in February 2017 and close on April 1, 2017.

Provisional programme

Travel guidelines

It is easy to access Copenhagen by air, train or car.

If you arrive at Copenhagen Airport, you can board the Metro which will take you to Kongens Nytorv (close to the WakeUp Copenhagen Hotel) or Nørreport Station (close to the Department of Science Education).

Trains arrive at Copenhagen Central Station from a variety of locations in Denmark, Sweden and Germany. From Copenhagen Central, busses and S-trains can take you to your destination.

If you plan to go by car to Copenhagen, be advised the parking needs to be paid for, either at the hotel or at rates of up to DKK375 per day.

Accommodation guidelines

Copenhagen provides many and diverse forms of accommodation for participants. You can find more information at Visit Copenhagen or using one of the many search tools for hotels.

We have made pre-reservations for a number of rooms at the centrally located WakeUp Copenhagen Hotel. If you book online using this link, single rooms cost DKK805 per night (including breakfast and free internet) and double rooms (one double bed, including breakfast and free internet) costs DKK985 per night.

If you wish to stay in a hostel, we recommend you check out Generator Hostel or Urban Hostel. The latter can also provide access to a kitchen. Further hostels can be found from Visit Copenhagen.