Creating, Changing, and Coalescing Ways of Life With Technologies

Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (PJAIT) and SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Tricity, Poland

September 24-26, 2018

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.

Information technologies shape our lives in a variety of ways. They can make new ways of life possible. They can also introduce changes to the ways we live our lives, even when not wholly transformative. And, once adopted, they can become deeply embedded in our lives, sometimes making change much more difficult or unlikely.  These influences each can have ethical import, although the specific nature of this import depends on a variety of features. Both change and stability can be valuable or problematic.

We invite submissions that explore this theme, interpreted broadly, as well as on more specific tracks addressing particular issues relevant to the theme of the conference. A more detailed description of each track is available at the conference website. Questions may also be directed to the relevant Track Chairs, listed below.

We are working with publishers to explore publication possibilities for selected papers. If you are interested in this, you will have the opportunity to request consideration for these further venues when you submit the final version of the paper.

Submission Guidelines

Authors can choose to submit either to the general “open” track, or a specific topical track from the list below. Please note the track for which you would like your paper considered in the "Abstract" field. Initial submissions to both topical tracks and the “open” general track should take the form of extended abstracts of 1,000-1,500 words. We welcome perspectives from researchers in business, government, computer science, information systems, law, media, anthropology, pedagogy, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Interdisciplinary papers and those from new researchers and practitioners are encouraged. Papers can involve a variety of approaches, including those with a conceptual, applied, practical or historical focus, as well as case studies and reports on lessons learned in practice.

Important Dates

Initial submission deadline                January 10, 2018

Reviews due                                    February 10, 2018

Paper acceptance / rejection             February 25, 20168

Final full paper submissions              May 25, 2018

Conference                                     September 24-26, 2018

As in previous ETHICOMP 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 is practical for ETHICOMP 2018. After an abstract is accepted, a final paper is due approximately three months later. Final papers should be no more than 8000 words.

Details regarding formatting and style of final papers for the conference proceedings will be posted to the conference website and circulated to authors. Abstracts and full papers will be submitted and reviewed through EasyChair.