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Ethicomp/CEPE 2017: Values in Emerging Science and Technology

Università degli Studi di Torino (University of Turin), Turin, Italy
June 5-8, 2017
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The Ethicomp series of conferences fosters an international community of scholars and technologists, including computer professionals and business professionals from industry. Since 1995, conferences have been scheduled across Europe and Asia, with our main events coming every 18 months. Ethicomp considers computer ethics conceived broadly to include philosophical, professional, and practical aspects of the field. CEPE (Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry), as the name implies, is more narrowly focused on the philosophical aspects of computer and information ethics. CEPE events have been held every 18 months since 1997. Since the CEPE community overlaps considerably with the Ethicomp community, it makes sense for our two conference series to work together. In light of this, our next conference will be a jointly sponsored event, hosted at the Università degli Studi di Torino (University of Turin), Turin, Italy in June of 2017.

In the two decades since the inception of Ethicomp and CEPE, computing has gone from being esoteric and newfangled to ubiquitous and everyday. The ensuing transformations of our cultural and social institutions are liable to accelerate and metastasize as information technologies find their ways into every field of research and every pursuit. Our shared mission of promoting the ethical use of computer technology consequently demands an inquiry into values as these relate broadly to emerging sciences and technologies.

To help inspire authors and structure discussion, we invite submissions to the following tracks. A more detailed description of each track is available at the conference website or by contacting the relevant Track Chair indicated below:

· Open Track: topics that do not fit the other tracks, including but not limited to big data, privacy, intellectual property, professional ethics, ethical theory as related to computing, and the teaching computer ethics (Fran Grodzinsky)

  • Fiction in Professional Ethics (Kai Kimppa)
  • Video Games, Philosophy, and Society (Catherine Flick)
  • Technology and the Law (Aimite Jorge and Kanwal DP Singh)
  • Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Computing (Emad Yaghmaei)
  • Living with Robots (Yuko Murakami)
  • Networks, Crowdsourcing, and the Rise of Social Machines (Claudia Pagliari)
  • Cyborg Ethics: wearables to insideables (Mario Arias-Oliva and Jorge Pelegrín-Borondo)
  • Digital Health: legal and ethical challenges and solutions (Diane Whitehouse)
  • Is it cheating? Infidelity online (Sanjeev P. Sahni)
  • Cybercrime: Psychological, Sociological, Cultural and Criminological perspectives (Indranath Gupta)
  • ICT and the City (Michael Nagenborg)
  • Graduate Student/Young Scholar Track

Tracks are not meant to discourage authors from exploring whatever sparks their curiosity regarding Values in Emerging Science and Technology. Papers that do not neatly fit into any of the predefined tracks are welcome. If you are not sure which track fits your paper, submit it to the Open Track!

Extended Abstracts covering one or several of these perspectives are called for from business, government, computer science, information systems, law, media, anthropology, andragogy, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Interdisciplinary papers and those from new researchers and practitioners are encouraged. A paper might take a conceptual, applied, practical or historical focus. Case studies and reports on lessons learned in practice are welcome.

Important Dates
Call for abstracts June 2016
Initial submission September 12, 2016
Reviews due October 17, 2016
Paper acceptance / rejection November 7, 2016
Final full paper submissions February 1, 2017
Conference June 5-8, 2017.

How to submit?
As in previous ETHICOMP and CEPE conferences, papers written in English and not published nor submitted elsewhere will be accepted on the basis of an extended abstract of between 1000 and 1500 words after a careful, double-blind review overseen by the Program Committee. Authors may submit more than one abstract, but acceptance of multiple proposals by a single author or co-author will be weighed against available space to ensure we can include as many authors as practical for ETHICOMP/CEPE 2017. Final papers should be no more than 8000 words.

Details regarding formatting and style of final papers for the conference proceedings will be posted to the conference website. Abstracts and full papers will be submitted and reviewed through Easychair. Full details of the submission process will be posted to the conference website.


Contact Information

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