Ambiguous Technologies: Philosophical Issues,
Practical Solutions, Human Nature

Organising Committee

Autónoma University of Lisbon and INSEIT joint committee for CEPE 2013 organisation comprises:

Gonçalo Costa is a doctoral student in Knowledge Management and Ethics, through the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility programme, De Montfort University, with supervision of Professor Mary Prior and Professor Simon Rogerson. He is a lecturer, a member of ILID Research Group, a journals reviewer (Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Ethics and Information Technology, IPSI Transactions and Energy) and it has been recently nominated Chief Editor (Journal of Sociology of Science & Technology). These roles acknowledge his academic background (BEc, Master in E-Business and IT, MBA in Management), as well as professional (Key Account Manager in Finance and ICT). His research interests are ICT major applications and ethics, as his published work in journals, books, and conferences denotes.

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).

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).

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.

Reginaldo de Almeida academic background includes a PhD in Information Science at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). He is a lecturer and board member in Autónoma University of Lisbon (Portugal), as well as an invited lecturer at Pontificia University of Salamanca (Spain). In 2012, he was awarded with the Seed of Science Award due to his work as presenter of Falar Global (a TV program that divulges ICT appliances and evolution) in SIC News- a national TV station. Research interests cover information science applications and issues, as his publications denote (Sociedade Bit, da sociedade da informação à sociedade do conhecimento and Voo da borboleta- Crónicas da sociedade da informação- both in Portuguese).

Arlindo Alegre Donário is a lecturer, board member and President of the Centre of Economic Analysis and Social Regulation at Autónoma University of Lisbon (Portugal). Arlindo was a former assessor for the Ministry of Education and Prime Minister Social Policy. Presently, his current research area is the economic and social impacts of public regulation, as its publications in books (e.g. Análise económica da regulação social- As causas, consequências e políticas dos acidentes de viação- 2012, Economia- 2011, Aumento das sanções ou da probabilidade de aplicação da lei?- 2010, Modelo IS-LM determinação do rendimento, taxa de juros e moeda- 2010- all in Portuguese) and conferences (e.g. Seminar at Instituto Nacional de Administração Pública- 2010- in Portuguese) acknowledge.

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