Since 1995 the ETHICOMP conference series has provided a forum to discuss the ethical and social issues surrounding Information and Communication Technology. During that time over 900 papers have been presented at 12 conferences by individuals from all parts of the world. But ETHICOMP is more than this – it is an interdisciplinary community dedicated to exploring issues and seeking ways forward. Conferences are enjoyable, stimulating and highly interactive events. Collaborative ventures including co-authorship and funded research have been spawned by this supportive and inclusive network.
ETHICOMP 2013 will be hosted by the Institute of Business Communication and Information Science at University of Southern Denmark on the Kolding Campus. Local representatives Dr Anne Gerdes, and Gitte Møldrup together with international representative Professor William Fleischman will join the ETHICOMP co-founders Professor Terry Bynum and Professor Simon Rogerson as co-directors of the event.
The overall theme for the ETHICOMP 2013 is “The possibilities of ethical ICT”. The aim is to explore from a range of perspectives the complex and often interrelated ethical and social issues surrounding pervasive ICT.
In order to do this there are two broad themes for the conference:
Process concerns the activities of ICT professionals when undertaking research, development and service/product delivery. Four areas will be explored under this theme:
- Education and Training: e.g. e-learning; learning for life; digital tutors; robot learning; the nature and content of ethically sensitive ICT education and training
- Design: e.g. value driven; participative
- Governance: e.g. internet; closed networks; clouds
- Conduct: e.g. professionals, users
Product concerns the outcome of professional ICT endeavor and the potential impact of these products on people, society and the environment.
- Application Areas and Impacts: e.g. social space; work place; environmental impacts and safeguards; health
- Emerging Technologies: e.g. robotics; nano technology; welfare technology, artificial companions
- Embedded ethical values
- Technological Integrity
Extended abstracts can be submitted until mid-October for consideration. Full details of the call will be announced shortly by the University of Southern Denmark.
Papers covering one or several of these perspectives are called for from business, government, computer science, information systems, law, media, anthropology, 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 welcomed. Important Dates
8 October 2012: Latest date to submit abstracts via EasyChair conference system. How to Submit
21 December 2012: Authors informed of programme committee decisions by this date
18 March 2013: Last date for receipt of full papers from authors (electronic version)
12 June to 14 June 2013: ETHICOMP 2013, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark
As in previous ETHICOMP conferences, papers written in English and not published nor submitted elsewhere will be accepted on the basis of an extended abstract of between 800 and 1000 words after a careful review by Programme Committee members. Whilst more than one paper from an author or co-authors is welcomed the final decision on which papers are accepted will probably lead to no more than three papers from a given author being accepted. This will give more opportunity for as many people as possible to participate in ETHICOMP 2013.
The first page of each submission must include the title, all of the authors' names, affiliations, complete mailing addresses including email, telephone numbers, and a statement of commitment that one of the authors will present the paper at ETHICOMP 2013 in Denmark.
A submission lacking any of the above information or outside the range of 800-1000 word limit may not be considered by the Programme Committee for inclusion in the conference programme.
Please make submissions in the electronic form using EasyChair.
Abstracts must be submitted no later than 08 October 2012 to EasyChair. You will have to create an EasyChair account if you do not already have one.
Authors will be informed of the decision of the Programme Committee by 21 December 2012.