Web Deception Detanglement

AUTHOR Anna Vartapetiance and Lee Gillam ABSTRACT Suppose we wished to create an intelligent machine, and the web was the choice of information. More specifically, suppose we relied on Wikipedia as a resource from which this intelligent machine would derive its knowledge base. Any acts of Wikipedia vandalism would then impact upon the knowledge base […]

How to Address Ethics of Emerging ICTs: A critique of Human Research Ethics Reviews and the Search for Alternative Ethical Approaches and Governance Models

AUTHOR Bernd Carsten Stahl ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to explore how ethical issues arising from emerging technologies can currently be addressed using the mechanism of ethical review, which dominates the approach to ethics on the European level. The paper discusses which blind spots arise due to this approach and ends with a […]

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Masquerade! Advergames and Dutch Children; A Controversial Marketing Practice.

AUTHOR Isolde Sprenkels and Dr. Irma van der Ploeg ABSTRACT In a society increasingly inundated with digital technology, children in the Netherlands learn from a very young age how to use new information and communication technologies (ICTs). These technologies offer them ways to play, learn, explore and develop their sense of identity, as well as […]

Lessons Learnt from the Past: Reflection on Working for Families Projects in Scotland on Ethnic Minority

AUTHOR Nidhi Sharma and Shalini Kesar ABSTRACT Keeping in mind lessons learnt from the previous research presented at the last two ETHICOMP conferences, this paper reflects on the most current project (Working for Families Project: 2009-2012) funded by European Social Funds and Dundee Partnership . This is phase III of an on-going research. Recognizing the […]

Engineering Ethics for an Integrated Online Teaching: What is Missing?

AUTHOR Montse Serra, Josep M. Basart and Eugènia Santamaria ABSTRACT Engineering graduates are —and will be— facing increasingly complex ethical and social issues in their work. Certainly, laws, professional regulations and codes of ethics can help when addressing this strong challenge, but the utility of these policies and resources depends on whether these future professionals […]

KNOWLEDGE MAPPING OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN AN INFORMATION INTENSIVE SOCIETY: A PROPOSED TAXONOMY

AUTHOR Dr. Toni Samek and Dr. Ali Shiri ABSTRACT Contributions to information ethics occur between disciplines, across different disciplines (e.g., computer science, gender studies, law, business), and even beyond disciplines. And because information work is often political it is important for educators to examine, explore, and teach a range of social responsibility and ethical implications […]