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Awards Show

In a time of uncertainty and given ICT ambiguities is vital to celebrate great thinkers... The Awards Show is an important event within CEPE 2013 that aims to recognise researchers with extraordinary achievements in the field of information and computer ethics.

During CEPE 2013, two awards will be considered:

  • 1. Weinzenbaum Award- a biannual award established in 2008 by the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT), as a recognition of Joseph Weinzenbaum influence over the field of computer ethics;
  • 2. The Springer Lecture on Philosophy & Technology- a biannual award that will be established in 2013 by the Springer Journal, Philosophy & Technology. This award represents the journal giving back to the information and computer ethics community.

And, the recipients for this year`s awards are:

Weinzenbaum Award

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics at the University of Hertfordshire, and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. His most recent books are: The Philosophy of Information (OUP, 2011), Information – A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2010), and The ambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics (CUP, 2010). In 2012 he received the both the Covey Award for “outstanding research in Computing and Philosophy” and the Weizenbaum Award, from the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology, for “significant contribution to the field of information and computer ethics, through his research, service, and vision”.


The Springer Lecture on Philosophy & Technology

James Moor is the Daniel P. Stone Professor in Moral and Intellectual Philosophy at Dartmouth College, USA. He has been active in research and teaching in philosophy and computing for over forty years. He was a developer of some of the earliest computer programs to teach logic. He is a cofounder of Philosophy and Computers (currently IACAP). He is a former editor in chief of the journal Minds and Machines. He is a past president of the Society for Machines and Mentality, as well as a past president of CEPE. He writes on issues of philosophy of AI as well as computer and robot ethics.

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