2–4 July 2022
University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium

After the long hiatus forced upon us by the ongoing pandemic, the SPSP Organising Committee has great news to share: Our 9th biennial conference will take place from 2 to 4 July 2022. This is thanks to the generosity of OC member Erik Weber, Maarten van Dyck and their colleagues at the University of Ghent, who have agreed to host us again. This takes advantage of their experience in hosting SPSP2018, and rescues us from the serious difficulties we encountered in finding locations at this time of COVID uncertainty.

Pre-conference workshop: 1 July 2022

As per SPSP tradition, there will be a one-day workshop the day before the workshop starts. The theme this time is Methods Matter: Empirical Research in Philosophy of Science in Practice; follow the link for the speakers and programme.


The conference website has an up-to-date programme, and downloadable Book of Abstracts.


The Call for Papers has closed on 1 Feb 2022, and the Call for Posters was open until 1 May 2022.


The registration page has a breakdown of the fees and timings. The reduced-price 'Early Bird'-registration ended on May 15, by which time speakers had to have registered.

Conference accomodation and transport

Attendees will book their own travel to Ghent, and hotel/lodging for the conference: There is no designated conference hotel or location. Ghent is a compact and easy to navigate city, with good public transport... there are options for all styles and budgets.

Some people have received emails (as ‘Expo Hotel Services’, from e.g. ‘support@ehotelservices.org’), offering to book transport and hotel: This is a scam (more details here).