[Humanist] 26.949 submissions on ethics & responsibility in ICT?

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 949.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:02:02 +0100
        From: Bernd Carsten STAHL <bstahl at DMU.AC.UK>
        Subject: Reminder: 2 weeks left to submit contributions on ethics and responsibility in ICT research and innovation and win £500

Greetings and apologies for multiple postings

Are you interested in questions of ethics and responsibility in research and
innovation in ICT?

Do you have experience of projects or technologies that raised interesting
or challenging questions of responsibility? 

Are you doing research on novel technologies that are likely to have
interesting or controversial social consequences?

The UK EPSRC funded project on a "Framework for Responsible Research and
Innovation in ICT" (www.responsible-innovation.org.uk) is inviting you to
submit case studies and other short documents (less than 2000 words) to
share your experience of ethics and responsibility in ICT with the
communities of ICT researchers and other stakeholders. Areas of interest


.               Case studies - discussion of actual projects
.               Ethical issues - debates around a particular ethical issue
.               Technologies - thoughts on specific technologies
.               Solutions - actual or proposed resolution to dilemmas
.               Concepts - opinions related to the broader topic 

All submissions must be original contributions based on real experience and
events. They may involve original research but may also be based on previous
work. They should be anonymised where appropriate. The authors are
responsible for ensuring the truthfulness of the entries. 

Examples of case studies from the first call and other examples of relevant
entries can be found at:


All submissions will undergo peer review. The best 25 entries will receive a
prize of £500 each.

Submission deadline                19 April 2012

Why should I submit?

If you are interested in the potential social consequences of ICT and
critical reflection of how research outputs may impact broader society, then
there are several good reasons to submit an article: 

.               Authors of contributions that meet set criteria (see
Evaluation section below) will see their article published to the website.
They can opt to become an Associate of Responsible Research and Innovation
in ICT and be listed on the website.

.               The Observatory is part of an EPSRC-funded project and the
submissions will undergo stringent peer review and scored. Successful
entries therefore may be seen as peer reviewed publications. 

.               The best 25 submissions will receive £500 each. Each author
can submit as many articles as they wish and receive up to 2 awards.

.               All submission authors will be asked to contribute to the
peer review of other submissions. This will provide you with an opportunity
to view a wide range of material that focuses on the broader societal
implications of ICT research. 

.               Students are also encouraged to submit articles following
the same principles. There will be a separate ranking for student
contributions where the 10 best entries will receive £100 each.

I am interested. What do I need to do next?

We invite you to have a look at the more detailed call describing the
required content and submission and review process. 

This is available on the project website www.responsible-innovation.org.uk

The full call is available here:


How do I submit?

Please submit using the Easy Chair website:

More detail on submission type

Key dates
Launch: 15h February 2013
Latest submission date:19th April 2013
Further dates are available in the full call. 

If you have queries regarding the submission process please contact:

Dr Grace Eden, Computer Science, University of Oxford,
grace.eden at cs.ox.ac.uk    

Professor Bernd Carsten Stahl, De Montfort University, bstahl at dmu.ac.uk 

Dr. Marina Jirotka Computer Science, University of Oxford,
marina.jirotka at cs.ox.ac.uk 

kind regards,

Marina, Grace and Bernd




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