Call for Papers

Call for Papers

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.


To help inspire authors and structure discussion, we invite submissions to the following tracks. A more detailed description of each track is available below:


Tracks are not meant to discourage authors from exploring whatever sparks their curiosity regarding Values in Emerging Science and Technology. Papers that do not neatly fit into any of the predefined tracks are welcome. If you are not sure which track fits your paper, submit it to the Open Track!


Extended Abstracts covering one or several of these perspectives are called for from business, government, computer science, information systems, law, media, anthropology, andragogy, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Interdisciplinary papers and those from new researchers and practitioners are encouraged. A paper might take a conceptual, applied, practical or historical focus. Case studies and reports on lessons learned in practice are welcome.


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. 


How to submit?

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, it may not be accepted. 

Questions and comments should be directed to Richard Volkman: volkmanr1@southernct.edu


Best wishes, and hope to see you in Turin!




Dr. Richard Volkman, Ethicomp 2017 Conference Chair

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Associate Director, Research Center on Computing and Society

Southern Connecticut State University



Dr. Philip Brey, CEPE 2017 Conference Co-Chair

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Director, 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology of the Universities of Twente, Delft and Eindhoven

University of Twente



Dr. Maria Bottis, CEPE 2017 Conference Co-Chair

Associate Professor, School of Information Science


Ionian University

Director, International Society of Ethics and Information Technology