Call for Papers: Society for the Metaphysics of Science

The Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) will be holding its fifth annual conference on November 7-92019 at the University of Toronto.

Our keynote speaker will be Katherine Brading (Duke University). 

 In addition, Max Kistler (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will deliver a presidential address. 

All other sessions will comprise submitted papers.

As well as various presentations, the conference will also feature an organizational meeting of the Society which will elect officers, continue to make various policies, plan future conferences, etc. Both those interested in presenting papers and/or participating in the Society are invited to the conference.

At the conference, presentations will be 30 minutes, with a 10 minute commentary, 5 minute reply, and 15 minute Q&A.  Submissions should be on a topic in the metaphysics of science broadly construed, of no more than 4,500 words, and should include an abstract of ~150 words and a word count.  All papers must employ gender-neutral language and be prepared for blind review. 

At most one contributed paper on which you are the presenting author can be submitted. No one will be permitted to present more than once at SMS 2019. A scholar may appear as co-author on more than one paper or symposium talk, but may present at SMS 2019 only once.

Submissions must be made using the EasyChair online submission system at

The submission deadline is 1 June 2019.  Notifications of acceptance will be delivered by 1 August 2019.  Selected speakers should confirm their participation before 5 September 2019.