This joint conference of ASC and BIG will abide by the ASC tradition of inviting paper submissions to its conferences. We seek the unexpected new work of various scholars and thinkers as a source of energy and renewal. To encourage engagement with these ideas we will organize submitted papers and workshops by themes, scheduling sessions that provide plenty of time for the discussion and conversation that arises.

The conference theme, an ecology of ideas, is inclusive, stressing relationships among ideas as much as viability, development, and evolution. Within this general theme we consider three interconnected themes, namely paradigm, praxis and recursion. We are interested in presentations concerned with at least two of these. This is a criterion for acceptance of proposals.