Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues,
Practical Solutions, Human Nature

Scientific Committee

The honourable members of the scientific committee are (by alphabetic order):

Anthony Beavers is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of Cognitive Science at the University of Evansville in Southern Indiana, USA. His research interests extend widely across the intersection of computing and philosophy to include Philosophy of Information, Computational Philosophy (primarily regarding Artificial Intelligence, Machine Ethics, Cognitive Modelling and Philosophy of Mind), and Ethical Theory (including especially technological threats to moral realism and Information Ethics). He has published significantly on the implications of machine ethics in the case of human beings. Beavers currently serves as president of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy.

Dr. Antonio Marturano is an adjunct professor of Business Ethics at the Sacred Heart Catholic University of Rome and Visiting Lecturer in several italian and international universities. Previously Dr. Marturano has worked at the Jepson School of Leadership, University of Richmond (2006), the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter (2003-2007) and Marie Curie Fellow (awarded by the EC) at the IEPPP, Lancaster University. Antonio has published extensively about leadership ethics or media and communication ethics in books (e.g. Routledge), journals (e.g. Leadership and Business Ethics: A European Review) or conferences (e.g. ETHICOMP). Antonio is an editorial board member for five international journals (e.g. Leadership), editor in chief of Leadership & The Humanities and a member of INSEIT (founder) and ILA.

Bernd Carsten Stahl is Professor of Critical Research in Technology and Director the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. His interests cover philosophical issues arising from the intersections of business, technology, and information. This includes the ethics of ICT and critical approaches to information systems.




Charles Ess (PhD, Pennsylvania State University, USA) is Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Drury University (Springfield, Missouri, USA) and Professor MSO, Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark (2009-2012). He has received awards for excellence in both: teaching and scholarship. Emphasizing cross-cultural perspectives, Dr. Ess has published extensively in information and computing ethics, e.g., Digital Media Ethics (Polity Press, 2009), and (with May Thorseth) Trust and Virtual Worlds: Contemporary Perspectives (Peter Lang, 2011) and in Internet studies, e.g., (with Mia Consalvo), The Handbook of Internet Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and (with Pauline Cheong, Peter Fischer-Nielsen, and Stefan Gelfgren) Digital Religion, Social Media and Culture: Perspectives, Practices and Futures (Peter Lang: 2012).

Chris Toumey is a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) who works in the anthropology of science. His second book, Conjuring Science, is an account of the cultural dynamics of public scientific controversies. Since 2003 he has worked on societal and cultural issues in nanotechnology. In addition to about 35 published papers on this topic, he has a humanistic commentary four times a year in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, where he shows the nanotech community that the humanities and social sciences contribute to our understanding of nanotech. Currently he is working on a book about societal and cultural issues in nanotechnology.

Chuck Huff is Professor in the Psychology and Computer Science Departments at St. Olaf College. He has published research in the areas of moral psychology, gender and computing, social aspects of electronic interaction, and ethics in computing. He has an ongoing research project to construct a psycholocally realistic virtue model to explain the moral action of computing professionals from the UK and Scandinavia and engineers in America. A parallel project is a comprehensive theoretical survey of the field of moral psychology. Prof. Huff has served on numerous international committees and led workshops in ethics and computing in both Europe and America.

David Horner has worked at the University of Brighton, UK since 1992. He is currently the Leader of the Social Informatics Research Unit in the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics. His principal areas of teaching are in media and computer ethics and socio-technical approaches to information systems. He is completing a book for Sage entitled Understanding Media Ethics and working on a proposal for monograph entitled, Prediction and Computer Ethics: The Error of Futurism. A further, and related interest, is the phenomenon of moral luck and how it relates to professional practice.


Deborah G. Johnson is the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Virginia. Professor Johnson received the John Barwise prize from the American Philosophical Association in 2004; the ACM SIGCAS Making a Difference Award in 2000; and the Sterling Olmsted Award from the Liberal Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2001.


Don Gotterbarn, the Director of the Software Engineering Ethics Research Institute at East Tennessee State University, is also a visiting professor at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (UK). He worked as a computer consultant on international software projects for the U.S. Navy, the Saudi Arabian Navy, vote counting machines and missile defence systems. He has been active as a researcher and participant promoting professional computer ethics for over 25 years. His awards for this work include: the “Making a Difference” Award (2002) from the ACM group on Computing and Society, the “ACM Outstanding Contribution” Award (2005) for promoting ethical behaviour of professionals and organisations, and the INSEIT “Joseph Weizenbaum” Award (2010) for his contributions to information and computer ethics.

Elizabeth Buchanan is Endowed Chair in Ethics and Director of the Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She is a scholar in the fields of research ethics, ICT ethics, and research methods. Her work is particularly focused on the intersections of research regulation, Internet or online venues and tools, and the ethical challenges that arise for researchers and research board reviewers. She is professionally active in Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, the INSEIT (Co-Director), and the Association of Internet Researchers. Elizabeth serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Research on Human Research Ethics, on the Editorial Boards of the International Review of Information Ethics and Philosophy and Technology, and reviews for many other scholarly journals and granting agencies.

Dr. Karaman was born in 1971 in Sarkisla-Sivas of Turkey. He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bosphorus University, Istanbul/Turkey. He then pursued MBA and Ph.D. in Management at Marmara University, Istanbul/Turkey. He worked at several financial institutions as an investment banker and gave e-Business, e-CRM, e-SCM and IT Ethics lectures at several universities in Turkey. His research interests span MIS, e-business, technology strategy, ICT strategy, technological singularity, ethical use of technology and the interactions of science and technology. He has numerous academic publications in these topics. He is also founder and many of numerous Internet discussion groups in related areas.

Fernando Silva holds a SJD in Criminal Law from Autónoma University of Lisbon, Portugal. He lectures Criminal Law in several Portuguese (Autónoma University of Lisbon, ISPA, and High Military Studies Institute) and international universities (UNIB, Brasília and Salvador da Baía, Brazil), as well as acts as lawyer. He is also editor in chief for Direito Penal Magazine (Portuguese Criminal Law Magazine) and his recent research interests acknowledge criminal law challenges (namely human dignity regarding human enhancement).


Frances Grodzinsky is a professor of Computer Science and Information Technology at Sacred Heart University where she has developed and taught a wide range of courses including Computer Ethics, Software Engineering, Networking, Systems Analysis and Design. She is co-chair of the Hersher Institute of Ethics at Sacred Heart. She has presented papers on Computer Ethics at SIGSCE, ETHICOMP, CEPE, SIGCAS, SAC and APPE. Her papers have appeared in The Gender Politics of ICT (Archibald, Emms, Grundy, Payne and Turner), Readings in Cyberethics (Spinello and Tavani), Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Journal of Computers and Society, etc. She is a Visiting Scholar, Research Center on Computer Ethics and Social Responsibility, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, and serves on the board of INSEIT.

Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science, New York University, where she is also Senior Faculty Fellow of the Information Law Institute. Her areas of expertise span social, ethical, and political implications of IT and digital media. Nissenbaum`s publications have appeared in journals of philosophy, law, media studies, information studies, and computer science. She has written and edited four books. The National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office have supported her work on privacy, trust online, and security, as well as several studies of values embodied in computer system design (e.g. search engines, digital games, facial recognition and health information systems).

Helena Mateus Jerónimo received her PhD from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. She is an assistant professor of the School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon and researcher at the Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology (SOCIUS). Her main research interests are in science and technology studies, environment, risk and uncertainty, democracy and citizenship. She is sub director of the journal Análise Social and co-coordinator of the Network on Knowledge, Science and Technology of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS).

Herman T. Tavani is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Rivier University, a visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a past president of INSEIT. He is the author or editor of numerous publications (over 100), including five books on social and ethical aspects of information technology. He is currently revising his textbook Ethics and Technology (Wiley) for a fourth edition, which is planned for publication in late 2012. He has also delivered keynote addresses/invited talks and presented peer-reviewed conference papers at institutions across the world (e.g. UK, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, and Japan), as well as at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos is Professor at the Department of Information Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, Uppsala University, Sweden. His PhD is in Psychology and he is also Docent of Psychology. His main interests are in the areas of Information Technology Ethics and Business Ethics. Iordanis has developed education programs for ethical competence of professional decision makers, and he has constructed special tests for the assessment of ethical problem-solving and decision-making ability. He has built tools, methods and computerized instruments for the design of ethically usable IT systems and for the support of decision makers in ethical issues.

Isabel Maria Surdinho Borges Alvarez holds a PhD. title at the De Montfort University, United Kingdom. She is specialized into culture and electronic commerce, namely within the pharmaceutical sector, in which was IT Manager during 20 years. Beyond these achievements she is currently an IS lecturer in Autónoma University of Lisbon and Lusíada University of Lisbon (since 1986), and was involved in several Portuguese governmental projects concerning IT implementation.

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.

Jeroen van den Hoven is professor of Moral Philosophy at Delft University of Technology. Van den Hoven is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. He is Scientific Director of the Centre for Ethics and Technology of the Three Technical Universities (Netherlands) and editor in chief of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer). He has published numerous articles on Ethics and ICT and books (e.g. Information Technology and Moral Philosophy). Van den Hoven has served in recent years as member of ISTAG (IST Advisory Group to EC ICT and New Media) and advisor to the Dutch Government. Van den Hoven is chair of an EU Expert Group on Responsible Innovation and chairman of the program committee of Dutch Research Council on Responsible Innovation.

John Weckert is Acting Director and Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Springer journal NanoEthics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale. His current interests are in the ethics of technology, especially ICT and nanotechnology.


Johnny Hartz Søraker is assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente. He received his PhD cum laude from the same university, on virtual worlds and their impact on quality of life. Søraker has published extensively on topics within computer ethics and philosophy of technology, and is currently working on a project that aims to synthesize ethics of technology and positive psychology.


José Luís Garcia is a staff researcher at the Social Sciences Institutes, University of Lisbon (UL). He was awarded a PhD in Social Sciences by the UL after pursuing doctoral studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. In addition to his research career, he has been responsible for different courses on journalism and communication at postgraduate level. Garcia has also been a visiting professor at São Paulo University, Brazil (sociology of science and technology) and the University of Iowa (communication studies). His most recent research and teaching have focused on communication and new media, as well as on social theory and social, political and ethical implications of science and technology.

Kadir Beycioglu is currently a professor at Dokus Eylulu University, Turkey, as well as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education. Kadir also serves as reviewer and board member for several international research journals (International Journal of Teacher Leadership, The Qualitative Report, International Journal of Technoethics and Journal of Research on technology and Education). Kadir research interests are related with technology and education (impacts on management and learning) as his published work in journals (e.g. Educational Administration: Theory and Practice, International Journal of Education Reform, and Computers in Education) or conferences (e.g. EYEDDER) acknowledge. Kadir academic background involves a BA. at Cukurova University (Turkey), a MA. and a PhD. at Inonu University (Turkey).

Kathrine Henderson is currently the research librarian for the State of Arizona, Office of the Audit General. Her responsibilities include research on a wide variety of social and policy issues. From the start of her professional career, Kathrine’s interests in ethics and intellectual property have led to several articles on copyright, the RIAA, cyber-squatting, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Her work has expanded into information ethics. She and Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan co-authored Case Studies in Library and Information Science Ethics published in early 2009. Her current project is a chapter on hate speech which she is co-authoring with Dr. Thomas Lipinski for the forthcoming Handbook of Intellectual Freedom: Concepts, Cases, and Theories.

Keith W. Miller is the Schewe Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois Springfield, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1983, and his research interests include computer ethics, software testing and online education. He was awarded the 2011 Joseph Weizenbaum Award from the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology. He is the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation grant to study the effect of ethics education on computer science students, and is the coordinator of “The Rules”, a collaborative project to study moral responsibility for computing artefacts.

Kenneth Einar Himma is a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law. He is well known for his work in legal philosophy and ITC ethics and has published well over 100 articles. He also teaches for the University Beyond Bars program to inmates of the Washington State Reformatory. He has given many invited talks around the world.



Kiyoshi Murata is Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics and Professor of MIS at the School of Commerce, Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan. He has studied information ethics since 1997 and established the centre in April 2006, which is the only research institute to study information ethics in Japan. Kiyoshi has been International Research Associate at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK since 2005 and serves as an editorial board member of Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society and Journal of the Japan Society for Management Information. His research interest is in e-business, information quality management, knowledge management and information ethics in business organisations including privacy, surveillance, ICT professionalism and gender issues.

Krystyna Górniak-Kocikowska is a Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University, Director of the Religious Studies Program at the University, as well as Senior Research Associate in the Research Center on Computing and Society. She is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society. Her academic degrees include a PhD in Philosophy from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland and an ABD in Religious Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Dr. Górniak-Kocikowska is actively involved in Computer (Information) Ethics research. Her main interest within this research area is the impact emerging technologies have on the individual human being and on the social justice issues, mainly on those related to globalization.

Liliana Rogozea is a Professor at the Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania and a specialist in public health, health promotion, nursing education, ethics and history of medicine. Currently, she is General Chancellor and professor at the University Transylvania of Brasov, and a member of the following International Societies: for Health, of Biometrics, Clinical Biostatistics, of Medicine History. Liliana is also Editor of two medical journals, coordinator/member of 15 research projects, and has published 21 books as author/co-author in Romania and 72 papers (26 indexed in ISI) in international research journals, as well as, has participated over 50 international conferences with 38 papers.

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”.


Professor Makoto Nakada was born in Japan. He has been a lecturer since 1989 at Matsuyama University, Japan and University of Tsukuba (since 2006). Presently, Makoto is Chair at the Doctoral Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba; and, co-editor of International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE). Makoto research interests are roboethics, privacy and information ethics as demonstrated throughout his vast work (e.g. Ethical and critical views on studies on robots and roboethics- Decker and Gutmann, 2011; Japanese blogs, privacy and robots in a Seken or Japanese life-world perspective- Tsujinaka and Tkach-Kawasaki, 2011).

She is an Honors graduate of Athens Law School in 1990. She is a holder of a LLM degree (Cambridge Law School, UK, 1991), a LLM degree from Yale Law School in 1992 and a PhD on medical information law from the University of Athens. In 2000, she was appointed a Faculty Fellow at Harvard University, Center for Ethics and the Professions (2000-2001). She is an elected member of the board of the International Society for Ethics and Technology. She has authored five books, the latest being A Defense of Intellectual Property Rights (2009, Edward Elgar Publishing- with Professor Richard Spinello). She is also the author of many Greek and international publications on data protection, digital divide, library ethics, privacy medical/health law and others.

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related with Information Systems and Technologies and supervises several master and PhD projects. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals, participates on international conferences and serves as a member of editorial board and associate editor for several international journals and program committees of conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 150 publications. She is the founder and co-chair of CENTERIS- Conference on Enterprise Information Systems.

Dr. Michael Nagenborg has studied Philosophy, German Literature, and History of Arts at Karlsruhe University (Germany). His doctoral thesis was entitled “Privacy in the Context of Information and Communication Technologies”. Currently he works at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW, University of Tübingen, Germany) on the ethical assessment of security technologies. His research interests include Information and Media Ethics (Privacy, Surveillance, Video Games, and Robotics), philosophy of medicine, and the philosophy of culture (including subcultures). He is a member of the Management Committee of “Living in Surveillance Societies (LiSS)” (COST-Action IS0807, 2008-2012).

Michael Zimmer, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research. With a background in new media and Internet studies, the philosophy of technology, and information policy & ethics, Zimmer’s research focuses on the ethical dimensions of new media and information technologies, with particular interest in privacy, social media, libraries, internet research ethics, and values-in-design.

Mikael Laaksoharju studies the intersection between (Computer) Ethics and Human Computer Interaction with a special interest in procedures for ethical analysis and tools to help people overcome cognitive biases. Based on theories of cognition and meta-analyses of philosophical inquiry, he has constructed several computerized tools to train and facilitate the analysis of ethical problem situations. He currently holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Licentiate of Engineering degree, and is expecting to defend his PhD thesis in spring 2013.

Norberto Patrignani is Senior Associate Lecturer of "Computer Ethics" at Graduate School of Politecnico di Torino, where also collaborates with I3P (Innovative Enterprise Incubator of the Politecnico di Torino), Expert for the EU Commission, DG Science & Society and ERC (European Research Council) and Lecturer of “ICT & Information Society” at Catholic University of Milano. From 1999 to 2004 was Senior Research Analyst with META Group (Stamford, USA). From 1974 to 1999 worked at Olivetti's Research & Development (Ivrea, Italy). Graduated (summa cum laude) in Computer Science at University of Torino and in Electronics (magna cum laude) from "Montani" Institute of Technology (Fermo, Italy). He is frequently speaker at international conferences, published many articles in international journals and several books.

Nuno Sotero Alves da Silva is doing a PhD in Computer Ethics and Education at De Montfort University, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, under the supervision of Professor Simon Rogerson and Professor Bernd Stahl. Plus, he holds a BEng in Computer Science and a Post-Graduation in E-Business and IT. He is also a lecturer and IT Manager in Lusíada University of Lisbon, Portugal and a reviewer for the International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education. Current research areas are ethical and social issues in e-learning, bionanotecnhology or computer happiness, as his published work in journals (e.g. Information Systems Frontiers), chapters in books (e.g. Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine), and conferences (e.g. ETHICOMP 2011) demonstrates.

Philip Brey is full professor of philosophy of technology and chair of the department of philosophy of the University of Twente, the Netherlands. He is also past president of the Society for Philosophy of Technology, a member of the executive board of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology, and conference series director of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy. His research focuses on philosophy and ethics of computing and information and ethics of technology. His most recent publication is Brey, Briggle and Spence (eds.), The Good Life in a Technological Age, Routledge 2012.

Piotr holds a Ph.D. title at the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland. His specialization is political sciences, as well as cultural sciences. He studied at the Social Science Faculty, Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, obtaining during 2008 his doctorate title. Currently, his areas of interest are: cultural, social and also political aspects of modern mass-media, especially the Internet (his PhD thesis). One of his basic scopes is to try to give a response about the influence of Information and Communication Technologies at the lives of individuals, and societies.

Richard A. Spinello is an Associate Research Professor in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College where he teaches courses on ethics, social issues in management, and corporate strategy. Prior to joining the faculty of Boston College he worked as a consultant and product manager in the software industry. He has written and edited nine books on applied ethics and related areas, including CyberEthics: Morality and Law in Cyberspace and A Defense of Intellectual Property Rights. He has also written numerous articles and scholarly papers on ethics and management that have appeared in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly and Ethics and Information Technology.

Richard Volkman is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University and Associate Director of the Research Center on Computing and Society. Dr. Volkman’s research evaluates the impact of information technologies on our abilities to lead the good life. Since the relevant information is decentralized, tacit, and local, this project involves articulating individualist moral and political philosophy for the information age and addressing the associated issues, such as intellectual property, identity, privacy, and digital culture.

Ryoko Asai is an assistant professor at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan and a guest researcher at Uppsala University in Sweden. She received her Ph.D. degree in Political Science at Meiji University in Tokyo 2007. Its focus is on culture and Information and Communication Technology currently work on information ethics from the social identity perspective and from the gender perspective. Her recent work is related with social roles of social media under disasters, and group polarization phenomena in using social media.



Scott Dexter is Professor of Computer and Information Science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. His research interests include computer ethics and its pedagogy; creativity and aesthetics in software development; and the role of computation in culture. He is an avid student of the Persian kamancha, an ancestor of the violin.




Dr. Kesar holds a Masters and Ph.D. in information systems security from UK (London School of Economics and Salford University). Currently, Dr. Kesar is in the Computer Science & Information Systems department at Southern Utah University (SUU). Her research mainly focuses areas: management of information security, computer crime, electronic government, ethical issues in ICT, and Gender and IT. Her area of teaching includes diverse topics from information security to project management at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Dr. Kesar has been invited to serve on national and international committees, editorial boards for peer revived journals and guest talks both nationally and internationally. Recently (2011), in her University, she was the first women to be recipient for an outstanding scholar of SUU award.

Simon Rogerson is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University. He is Europe’s first Professor in Computer Ethics, as well as received the 2000 IFIP Namur Award for outstanding contribution to the creation of awareness of the social implications of ICT and the ACM 2005 SIGCAS Making a Difference Award. He is co-editor of the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (Emerald) and conceived and co-directs the ETHICOMP conference series on ethical impacts of ICT. He is current Chair and Vice President of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems, a member of the Parliamentary IT Committee in the UK and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Soraj Hongladarom is an associate professor of philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics of Science and Technology at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He has published books and articles on issues as bioethics, computer ethics, and the roles that science and technology play in the culture of developing countries. His concern is mainly on how science and technology can be integrated into the life- Third World countries (namely Thai people), and what kind of ethical considerations can be obtained from such relation. He is the editor, together with Charles Ess, of Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives, published by IGI Global. His works have also appeared in Bioethics, The Information Society, AI & Society, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, and Social Epistemology, among others.

Terrell Ward Bynum is professor of philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University and Director of the Research Center on Computing and Society. For twenty-five years he was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Metaphilosophy. He is author and editor of numerous books, articles and video programs on computer ethics, logic, psychology, education and history of philosophy. In 2008, he was awarded the Barwise Prize of the American Philosophical Association; in 2009, he received the Joseph Weizenbaum Award of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT); and in 2011, he received the Preston Covey Award of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP).

William Fleischman is Professor of Computing Sciences and Mathematical Sciences at Villanova University where he is responsible for the curriculum in computer ethics and in first year maths for students in the life sciences. He was a 2004 Fulbright lecturer at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and co-chair of ITiCSE 2005, also at UNL. He has been active in ETHICOMP conferences since 2000. Last year, he organized the workshop I ETHICOMP Latino América at Universidad Nacional de La Plata as part of CACIC 2011, the Argentine National Congress on the Sciences of Computing presented one of the congress’ keynote lectures.

Yohko Orito is an associate professor at Faculty of Law and Letters, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan. She received her PhD in commerce from Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan in 2007. Her research interest is in information ethics in business organisations, particularly use of personal information in businesses and protection of the right to privacy and freedom.



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