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Speed Mentoring

Gather with your colleagues and enter in this exciting and stimulating event! Speed Mentoring is a milestone in CEPE conferences history and the Organising Committee expects: (1) that becomes one of its most popular events; (2) transmit a clear message regarding ideals and values of our community.

Speed Mentoring is based on the “speed dating” model (one-to-one networking), i.e., you can connect with computer science, philosophers, ethicists and other experts to obtain personalized answers to your regulatory, ethical, and/or operational queries regarding research and related topics. The interaction period with each expert will be 15 minutes, as well as you can meet up to 4 experts.

The event will be opened to bachelors, masters, MPhil or PhD students, as well as the respectable researchers that will serve as mentors are (by alphabetic order):

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).

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.

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.

Judith Simon is senior researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Vienna. She is also associate postdoctoral fellow at the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris and has held visiting positions in the US (Stanford), Italy (Trento) and Catalonia (CSIC-IIIA Barcelona). Currently, she is researching the relationship between trust, knowledge and ICT as Principle Investigator of the project “Epistemic Trust in Socio-Technical Epistemic System” funded by the Austrian Science Fund. She is member of the Onlife-Initiative of the European Commission and research interests include: philosophy of ICT, social epistemology, feminist philosophy of science and technology, technology assessment & values in design.

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.

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”.


Dr. Marty J. Wolf is a Professor of Computer Science at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota USA. He holds a B.A. in chemistry and computer science from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a Ph.D. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In addition to over 25 years of experience teaching undergraduate computer science, he has engaged in a variety of collaborative research. His early research was in theoretical computer science. Later, while he was a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University his work began to take on an interdisciplinary flavour when he worked on problems in bioinformatics. Since then his interest in interdisciplinary work has continued to expand as he has had work published in graph theory and computer ethics. Dr. Wolf's current research focuses primarily on information ethics and the philosophy of information and computation.

Rocci Luppicini is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and acts as the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Technoethics. He is a social scientist and philosopher of technology who helped nurture in the interdisciplinary research fields of Technoethics and Technoself Studies (TSS). He has published over 25 peer reviewed articles and has authored and edited several books including, Online Learning Communities in Education (IAP, 2007), the Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications (IGI, 2008), Trends in Canadian Educational Technology and Distance Education (VSM, 2008), the Handbook of Research on Technoethics: Volume I &II (with R. Adell) (IGI, 2008,2009), Technoethics and the Evolving Knowledge Society: Ethical Issues in Technological Design, Research, Development, and Innovation (2010), Cases on Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Issues and Challenges (with A. Haghi) (IGI, 2010), Education for a Digital World: Present Realities and Future Possibilities (AAP, in press). His most recent edited work, the Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society: Vol I &II (IGI, in press), to be released in 2012, provides the first comprehensive reference work in the English language on human enhancement and identity within an evolving technological society.

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.

Dr. Sylvester Arnab is a Senior Researcher at the Serious Games Institute, UK. His research interests and activities are mainly in the area of immersive environment and the application of technologies to address health, learning and socio-cultural issues. He is currently involved in the coordination of the R&D work package under the EU-funded Games and Leaning Alliance (GALA) as well as the game development project for Relationship and Sex Education in conjunction with a team in Singapore. He is actively exploring trans-national partnerships with international research and commercial organisations, where he was previously awarded the Prime Minister‘s Initiative Partnership Development Grants for UK/ASIA in 2010 and the EU Transversal Programme Study Visit fund in 2011. He has various publications within the area of virtual worlds and simulation including a book: Serious Games for Healthcare- Applications and Implications. He was previously a research fellow at the University of Warwick working on projects operated under the EU Sixth Framework Programme, such as the Network of Excellence for Innovative Production Machines and Systems (I*PROMS), the Intelligent Robot Swarm for Attendance, Recognition, Cleaning and Delivery (IWARD) and INTUITION- a Network Of Excellence focused on Virtual Reality applications.

Ugo Pagallo is Professor of Jurisprudence at the Faculty of Law, University of Turin, since 2000, faculty at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London and faculty fellow at the NEXA Center for Internet and Society at the Politecnico of Turin. Chief editor of the Digitalica series published by Giappichelli in Turin and co-editor of the AICOL series by Springer, he is member of the Group of Experts for the Onlife Initiative set up by the European Commission. Along with the Scientific Advisory Board of the Law, Governance and Technology Series edited by Springer, the Internationale Vereinung Rechtsphilosophie, the Programme Committee of ETHICOMP, the Italian Society of Philosophy of Law, and the Institut International d’Études Européennes, he has been also member of the board in the PhD programs of the University of Padua (1996-2000), and of Turin (since 2000), directing the project on “Computer Science and Law” (2004-2006). In addition to numerous essays in scholarly journals, he is the author of eight monographs and, with the American mathematician Gregory Chaitin, co-author of La teoria algoritmica della complessità (2005). His main interests are AI & law, network theory, robotics, and information technology law (especially data protection law and copyright).

Light refreshments will be served, contributing to an informal and friendly social environment. Please select this option during registration or e-mail the conference committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you are interested, and your seat will be available!

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