Ethicomp/CEPE 2017

Values in Emerging Science and Technology

Università degli Studi di Torino (University of Turin), Turin, Italy

June 5-8, 2017


The Ethicomp series of conferences fosters an international community of scholars and technologists, including computer professionals and business professionals from industry. Since 1995, conferences have been scheduled across Europe and Asia, with our main events coming every 18 months. Ethicomp considers computer ethics conceived broadly to include philosophical, professional, and practical aspects of the field. CEPE (Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry), as the name implies, is more narrowly focused on the philosophical aspects of computer and information ethics. CEPE events have been held every 18 months since 1997. Since the CEPE community overlaps considerably with the Ethicomp community, it makes sense for our two conference series to work together. In light of this, our next conference will be a jointly sponsored event, hosted at the Università degli Studi di Torino (University of Turin), Turin, Italy in June of 2017. 

In the two decades since the inception of Ethicomp and CEPE, computing has gone from being esoteric and newfangled to ubiquitous and everyday. The ensuing transformations of our cultural and social institutions are liable to accelerate and metastasize as information technologies find their ways into every field of research and every pursuit. Our shared mission of promoting the ethical use of computer technology consequently demands an inquiry into values as these relate broadly to emerging sciences and technologies. 

Important Dates

Extended abstract due September 12, 2016
Reviews due October 17, 2016
Paper acceptance / rejection November 7, 2016
Final full paper due February 1, 2017
Conference  June 5-8, 2017



As in previous ETHICOMP and CEPE conferences, papers written in English and not published nor submitted elsewhere will be accepted on the basis of an extended abstract of between 1000 and 1500 words after a careful, double-blind review overseen by the Program Committee. Authors may submit more than one abstract, but acceptance of multiple proposals by a single author or co-author will be weighed against available space to ensure we can include as many authors as practical for ETHICOMP/CEPE 2017. Final papers should be no more than 8000 words.

Extended abstracts, stripped of identifying information to facilitate the double-blind process, should be submitted to EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cepeethicomp2017 If you submit an abstract with author names and/or other identifying information in the text of the abstract, it may not be accepted.