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Professor Bernd Stahl

Job: Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)116 207 8252

E: bstahl@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.tech.dmu.ac.uk/~bstahl/

 

Personal profile

Bernd Carsten Stahl is Professor of Critical Research in Technology and Director the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. His interests cover philosophical issues arising from the intersections of business, technology, and information. This includes the ethics of ICT and critical approaches to information systems. 

Research group affiliations

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)

Publications and outputs 

Click here to view a full listing of Bernd Stahl's publications and outputs.

Research interests/expertise

Computer and information ethics

Emerging Technologies

Responsible Research and Innovation

Areas of teaching

Ethics

Professional Responsibility

Privacy

Computer Law

Qualifications

DSc De Montfort University, UK

PhD University Witten/Herdecke, Germany.

MSc in Industrial Engineering: University of the German Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany

MA in Philosophy and Economics: University of Hagen, Germany

MPhil in Philosophy: University Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III, France

LLM in Business Law: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS) (since 04/2010, Member from 2003)

Fellow of the International Information Management Association (IIMA) (from 2005);

President of the IIMA 2005-2006

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (from March 2007), registered practitioner since April 2006

Member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), Working Group 8.2

Member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS)

Member of the United Kingdom Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS)

Member of the Information Resource Management Association (IRMA)

Member of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE)

Member of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN)

Projects

    For an overview of my past and current research projects, please check the relevant page of my personal website: www.stahl.org.uk

Consultancy work

Ethics

Responsible Research and Innovation

Privacy Impact Assessment

Externally funded research grants information

Project Title: CONSIDER (Civil Society Organisations in Designing Research Governance)
Funded By: EU FP7
Role: Co-ordinator
Start Date: 02/2012
End Date: 01/2015
Financial Contribution: €1,499,381

Project Title: Framework for Ethics in ICT (led by Marina Jirotka, University of Oxford)
Funded By: UK EPSRC
Role: CI
Start Date: 09/2011
End Date: 03/2014
Financial Contribution: £397, 172

Project Title: IDEGOV (Identification and governance of emerging ethical issues in information systems)
Funded By: CIGREF
Role: PI
Start Date: 08/2011
End Date: 07/2012
Financial Contribution: €70,000

Project Title: ETICA, Ethical Issues of Emerging ICT Application
Funded By: EU FP7
Role: Co-ordinator
Start Date: 04/2009
End Date: 05/2011
Financial Contribution: €834,000

Project Title: Development of the Ethical Review of Computing Projects – The State of the Art
Funded By: Higher Education Academy
Role: PI
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2008
Financial Contribution: £3,000

Project Title: HEROBC Innovation and Regional Fellowship, for the Project: Doing IT Right, together with N. Ben Fairweather and Simon Rogerson
Funded By: East Midlands Development Agency
Role: PI
Start Date: 07/2004
End Date: 12/2004
Financial Contribution: £12,470

Project Title: Visiting lectureship (DAAD Fachlektor Wirtschaft) in the German Department and the MIS Department of University College Dublin, Ireland
Funded By: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Role: N/A
Start Date: 2000
End Date: 2003
Financial Contribution: Approx. €150,000

Internally funded research project information

Project Title: Teacher Fellowship
Funded By: DMU
Role: N/A
Start Date: 2007
End Date: 2010
Financial Contribution: £9,000

Project Title: Research Informed Teaching Initiative for the project: "Student Online Peer Review Journal for Computer Forensics"
Funded By: DMU
Role: PI
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2009
Financial Contribution: £1,500

Project Title: Research Informed Teaching Initiative for the project: "Ethics Reviews of Computing Projects"
Funded By: DMU
Role: PI
Start Date: 2007
End Date: 2008
Financial Contribution: £1,500

Project Title: Research Informed Teaching Award (together with Chris Wood) for the project: "Teaching Professionalism in Online Environments"
Funded By: DMU
Role: CI
Start Date: 2007
End Date: 2008
Financial Contribution: £5,000

Project Title: Curriculum Development and Innovation Award (together with the "Society and Information" course team) for the development of the Society and Information course
Funded By: DMU
Role: PI
Start Date: 2006
End Date: 2007
Financial Contribution: £3,000

Project Title: Curriculum Development and Innovation Award (together with the "Forensic Computing" course team) for the development of the Forensic Computing course
Funded By: DMU
Role: CI
Start Date: 2006
End Date: 2007
Financial Contribution: £3,000

Project Title: Pedagogic Research Award for "Ethical Issues of E-Learning"
Funded By: DMU
Role: PI
Start Date: 2005
End Date: 2006
Financial Contribution: £1,000

Professional esteem indicators

Journal Editor for:

  • Senior Associate Editor European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS)(AE from 2008 – 2010)
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2010 - )
  • Associate Editor European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS) 2008 - 2010
  • Editor-in-Chief International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI) 2004 – 2009, Associate Editor since 2009
  • Associate Editor International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS) 2006 –
  • Associate Editor Journal of the Association for Information Systems, special issue on Researching Ethics in Information Systems (editors: Antony Bryant, Frank Land, 2008)
  • Managing editor of the Communications of the IIMA, Volume 3 (2003) Issues 1-4 and Volume 4 (2004) Issues 1-4

Journal Editorial Review Board for:

  • Member of the International Advisory Board (2011 – ) of the International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE)
  • Member of the Editorial Board (2011 - ) of The International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education (IJCEE)
  • Member of the Editorial Board (2005 - ) of the Information Resource Management Journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board (2006 - ) of the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
  • Member of the Editorial Review Board (2003 - ) of the Journal of IS Education (Senior Editorial Board since 2011)
  • Member of the Review Board (2005 - ) of the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology
  • Member of the Editorial Review Board (2002 - 2006) of the Journal of International Technology and Information Management (formerly JIIM)
  • Member of the Editorial Review Board (2001-2002) of the Journal of International Information Management (JIIM)

External commitments

External Examiner for the MSc programmes in Information Systems at Salford University

Inaugural Editor in Chief and now Associate Editor of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (since 2005)

Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems (since 2008)

Associate Editor of the Journal of Doctoral Studies (since 2007)

Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (since 2010)

Invited Presentations and Policy Impact

B. Stahl’s numerous invited presentations demonstrate both his scientific excellence and the policy relevance of his work. He has been asked to present his work at a broad range of scientific and academic conferences and meetings. In addition he has presented repeatedly at high level policy-relevant events, notably on a European level:

  • “Ethics and governance of emerging ICTs” In: The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies Round Table on Ethical Aspects of Information and Communication Technologies. 15.11.2011, Berlaymont Building, Brussels, Belgium
  • “Emerging ICTs and their relevance to ageing” In: Fair Carer of Poor Keeper? Making ICT for ageing effective and ethical. First Value AGEING conference, 26-27.10.2011, San Sebastian, Spain
  • “Ethical aspects of autonomous systems: Foresight and governance approaches” In: International Symposium: Evolutionary Robotics, Organic Computing and adaptive ambience: epistemological and ethical implications of technomorphic descriptions of technologies, 20-22.10.2011, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • “Ethics of emerging ICTs”, presentation to the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. First expert presentation to the EGE in preparation of the Opinion on Ethics in ICT. 11.04.2011, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • "Ethics of emerging ICTs" In: Governance and Ethics of Emerging ICT and Security Technologies. European Commission, 18.11.2010, Brussels, Belgium
  • "Intercultural Perspectives on Privacy" Workshop on Privacy, Data-gathering Technologies and Human Rights, International Council on Human Rights, 13.09.2010, Geneva, Switzerland
  • "The Ethics of The Ethics of Privacy in the Digital Society - Ethical issues of emerging information and communication technologies" In: A Fine Balance: Privacy in the Digital World. Cybersecurity KTN, 08.06.2010, London, UK
  • "Criminalising Fantasies: The Regulation of Virtual Child Pornography," In: research colloquium of UWIC Management School, 03.02.2010, Cardiff, UK

Notable publications that demonstrate the policy impact beyond the presentations listed above include:

  • Stahl, Bernd Carsten (2011): “IT for a Better Future: How to Integrate Ethics, Politics and Innovation” In: Von Schomberg, Rene von (ed.): Towards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technologies Fields, Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union, pp. 17-34
  • European Parliament; Directorate General for Internal Policies; Directorate E: Legislative Coordination and Conciliations; Science and Technology Options Assessment: “Pathways towards Responsible ICT Innovation.” STOA Policy brief on the ETICA project; PE 460.346, May 2011
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