Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society: Volume 13 Issue 3/4


Table of contents - Special Issue: 20 Years of ETHICOMP

Guest Editors: Prof. Bernd Carsten Stahl ,Prof. Charles M Ess

20 years of ETHICOMP: time to celebrate?

Bernd Carsten Stahl, Charles M Ess

The purpose of this paper is to give an introduction to the special issue by providing background on the ETHICOMP conference series and a discussion of its role in the…


Computer ethics beyond mere compliance

Richard Volkman

The paper aims to examine the nature of computer ethics as a field of study in light of 20 years of Ethicomp, arguing that computer ethics beyond mere compliance will have…

Does computing need to go beyond good and evil impacts?

Randy Connolly, Alan Fedoruk

This paper aims to demonstrate that computing social issues courses are often being taught by articulating the social impacts of different computer technologies and then…

Brain-brain integration in 2035: metaphysical and ethical implications

Soraj Hongladarom

– The purpose of this study is to think ahead into the year 2035 and reflect on the ethical implications of brain-to-brain linking.

3D online environments: ethical challenges for marketing research

Ioannis Krasonikolakis, Nancy Pouloudi

The purpose of this paper is twofold: to provide an overview of related studies and to highlight research gaps and questions that need to be addressed. Research conducted…

Reasons behind unethical behaviour in the Australian ICT workplace: An empirical investigation

Yeslam Al-Saggaf, Oliver Burmeister, John Weckert

– The purpose of this study is to investigate the reasons behind unethical behaviour in the Australian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workplace.


Ethical considerations of using information obtained from online file sharing sites: The case of the piratebay

Aimee van Wynsberghe, Jeroen van der Ham

The purpose of this paper is to develop a novel approach for the ethical analysis of data collected from an online file-sharing site known as The PirateBay. Since the…


Slow Tech: a roadmap for a good, clean and fair ICT

Norberto Patrignani, Diane Whitehouse

The purpose of this paper is to examine how Slow Tech can support the celebration of the 20-year series of ETHICOMP conferences, with its ethical and societal focus…


Digital disability divide in information society: A framework based on a structured literature review

Neeraj Sachdeva, Anne-Marie Tuikka, Kai Kristian Kimppa, Reima Suomi

The purpose of this paper is to create a conceptual framework, based on a structured literature review, to analyze the digital disability divide and help find solutions…


Just say “no!” to lethal autonomous robotic weapons

William M Fleischman

The purpose of this paper is to consider the question of equipping fully autonomous robotic weapons with the capacity to kill. Current ideas concerning the feasibility and…

IT-ethical issues in sci-fi film within the timeline of the Ethicomp conference series

Anne Gerdes

This paper aims to explore human technology relations through the lens of sci-fi movies within the life cycle of the ETHICOMP conference series. Here, different…

Mentorship in computer ethics: ETHICOMP as a “community mentor” for doctoral and early career researchers

Catherine Flick

This paper aims to introduce the concept of ETHICOMP as “community mentor” – the role that the ETHICOMP conference plays outside the standard conference fare, in which it…

Future vision

Simon Rogerson

The purpose of this paper is to review the world of information and communications technology (ICT) from its early days to the near future. The aim is to consider how…

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