Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology & SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland 24 - 26 September 2018



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 approximately every 18 months. ETHICOMP considers computer ethics, conceived broadly, to include philosophical, professional, and practical aspects of the field. Our next conference will be a jointly hosted event by the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJAIT) and SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, in Tricity, Poland in September of 2018.

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PJAIT was set up in Warsaw in 1994, by the Foundation for the Development of Computer Techniques which implemented the agreement between the governments of Poland and Japan of 1993. Gdańsk Branch Faculty of IT was launched in 2007 and offers undergraduate studies in Computer Science and in New Media Arts. In Warsaw, PJAIT offers studies in Computer Science, Information Management, New Media Arts, Interior Design, Culture of Japan and postgraduate studies and courses. Computer science faculties of PJAIT recognise the importance of the social and psychological aspects of computing systems and their development. One of the interesting projects in this area is LivingLab – a project that aims to face the challenges of the ageing population in modern computerised society.

ethicomp-2018-2 - CopySWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities was established in 1996. The University has been ranked by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as the leading higher education institution offering Social Sciences programs in Poland.

Since their inception both SWPS and PJAIT have been oriented towards research projects that promise impact on the real world. Recently both partners discovered the common field of interest in the area of user experience – a movement that puts the needs of humans at the centre of the process of information system development. It will be consistent with ETHICOMP’s holistic approach to society and technology


Tracks and call for papers

To structure the discussion we invite submissions to the following tracks. A more detailed description of each track is available in call for abstracts

  • Open Track (any topic in computer ethics, broadly construed)
  • Student Track (for undergraduate and, if the author chooses, early-career graduate student submissions on any topic in computer ethics)
  • Monitoring and Assessing the Strategic Value of Responsible Innovation (Emad Yaghmaei) 
  • Video Games and Interactive Media (Catherine Flick)
  • Technology Meta-Ethics (Wilhelm Klein)
  • Cyborgs: a Cross Cultural Observatory (Mario Arias-Oliva and Jorge Pelegrín-Borondo)
  • Digital Arts, Design Fiction, and Ethics (Kai Kimppa, Andrew A. Adams, and Peter Vistisen)
  • Designing Experiences or Exploiting Reflexes? Ethics in UX (Kordian Klecha and Radosław Sterczyński)
  • Ethical Implications of 'Other-Tracking Technologies’ (Katleen Gabriels)
  • Teaching and Professional Ethics (Gonçalo Costa and Marta Czerwonka)
  • Women and STEM: Practices & Ideas to Refashion Computing (Shalini Kesar and Efpraxia Zamani)
  • Living with Cybersecurity: A Shared Responsibility (Markus Christen and Shalini Kesar)
  • Virtual Identities and the Psychological Consequences of Using Information Communication Technology (Aleksandra Szymków and Kevin Macnish)
  • Ethics of AI: At Home and in the Workplace (Peter Boltuc and Yuko Murakami)
  • Information Technology, Civic Life, and Political Culture (Piotr Pawlak, Wojciech Sańko and Gosia Płotka)

Tracks are not meant to discourage authors from exploring whatever sparks their curiosity regarding Creating, Changing, and Coalescing Ways of Life With Technologies.

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!

Event details

Dates: Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th September 2018

Venue: The conference will be hosted by the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Sopot (Sopot Campus), a central point of Tricity. The Tricity metropolitan area includes Gdańsk, Sopot, and Gdynia, has more than 1 million inhabitants, and spans the Gdańsk Bay in the south-eastern Baltic Sea. Whole event will be organised jointly (in close co-operation) with Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology.

Location: SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Polna 16/20, Sopot, Poland, 81-745.

Discover Tricity: Make the most of you trip and visit some of Tricity's well known attractions.

For further information please check EasyChair.

Key dates

Call for abstracts sent out by

1 October 2017

Abstract submissions open

17 October 2017

Abstract submission due

10 January 2018

Reviews due

10 February 2018

Accept / reject decisions

25 February 2018

Final paper(s) due

25 May 2018

Paper submissions

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 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 2018. Final papers, due approximately four months after notification of acceptance, should be no more than 8000 words.

Extended abstracts, stripped of identifying information to facilitate the double-blind process, should be submitted to EasyChair.

If you submit an abstract with author names and/or other identifying information, it may not be accepted.


Registration fees are to be paid in Polish złoty or Euros. Conversion to U.S. dollars is approximate and depend on actual exchange rates at the time of payment. Registration fees cover participation in ETHICOMP sessions, lunches, and coffee breaks. Note that tickets for the Banquet are purchased separately from registration. An early-bird discount rate is effective through July 15, 2018.

Early Bird Registration 1340pln ( €322 / $389 )
Full Registration 1580pln ( €380 / $459 )
Student, Early Bird Regsitration 430pln ( €103 / $125 )
Student, Full Registration 650pln ( €156 / $189 )


Banquet Prices  
Full 240pln ( €58 / $70 )
Students 180pln ( €43 / $52 )


Please register for ETHICOMP 2018 at your earliest convenience.


Information about the programme can be found closer to the date.


Programme Committee

Information on the committee members can be found later. 

Contact us

Conference Chair Prof Marty J. Wolf
Programme Chair Dr Alexis M. Elder
Organisation Chair Dr Marek A Bednarczyk, Prof. PJAIT

If you have any questions or would like any further information on the event please contact the Conference Chair:
T: 1-218-755-2825

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