Notice and Call for Papers
The ETHICOMP conference series is now recognised as one of the premier international events on computer ethics attended by delegates from all over the world. Conferences are held about every 18 months.
ETHICOMP 2002 is the sixth conference in the series. The conference will be held on 13-14-15 November 2002 at the prestigious Universidade Lusiada in Lisbon, Portugal. The university is the largest private university in Portugal.
Powerful technologies have profound social consequences. Information and communication technology (ICT) is no exception. Organisations within society have reinvented themselves using ICT. Consequently their internal operations and the potential global reach of their activities have dramatically changed. This is true of all types of organisations including business, government, health, education and social. Such radical change has challenged our legal systems and our social norms. Such change is significant since the modern world cannot operate without organisations. We must consider carefully what impact such changes have on us in general and in the way we interact with organisations.
Therefore, the overall theme of ETHICOMP 2002 is "The Transformation of Organisations in the Information Age: Social and Ethical Implications". The aim is to focus on the social and ethical impact of ICT as the drivers of change within organisations. Papers of an ethical or societal nature within the following areas are particularly welcomed.
Business, commerce, industry, health and education: planning ICT, developing ICT, using ICT, selling and distributing ICT
Government and its agencies: interaction with the general public, regulation and legislation, transparency, local versus global perspectives
Corporate Social Responsibility: lifelong learning, work organisation, equal opportunities, social inclusion, sustainable development, community relationships, environmental concern
Organisational Communication: converging technologies, communication ethics, communication monitoring and control
Papers covering one or several of these perspectives are called for from business, government, computer science, information systems, law, social sciences 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.
How to submit
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 700 and 1000 words after a careful review by Programme Committee members.
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 2002 in Lisbon.
A submission lacking any of the above information or outside the range of 700-1000 word limit will not be considered by the Programme Committee for inclusion in the conference programme.
Please make submissions in the electronic form via email as embedded plain text or an attachment in RTF format.
Abstracts must be submitted no later than 1 March 2002 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors will be informed of the decision of the Programme Committee by 30 April 2002.
10 December 2001 Call for papers
1 March 2002 Latest date to submit abstracts to email@example.com
30 April 2002 Authors informed of programme committee decisions
30 April 2002 Accepted abstracts and provisional programme posted on web
26 July 2002 Last date for receipt of full papers from authors (electronic/camera ready versions)
13-15 November 2002 ETHICOMP 2002
Conference language is English
For further information contact
Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Telephone +44 116 250 6143