The 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium: Sociotechnical perspective on ethics and governance of emerging information technologies

Страна: Канада

Город: Vancouver

Тезисы до: 01.08.2018

Даты: 10.11.18 — 10.11.18

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Организаторы: Association for Information Science & Technology


The emergence and fast-paced development of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, virtual and augmented reality, and embedded and ubiquitous computing present myriad forms of opportunities and challenges. For example, the increasing role of AI in autonomous systems (e.g., self-driving cars or production robots) and the role of social media in disseminating misinformation have created anxieties in our society ranging from discussions about safety, job security, and the future of democracy. Understanding the impacts of emerging technologies requires a multidisciplinary, sociotechnical approach; accordingly, this line of investigation must inevitably engage with major questions regarding sustainability, privacy, human agency, equity, and the ethics and governance of information technologies. 

The Social Informatics, Information Ethics and Policy, and Social Media SIGs seek contributors for a full-day pre-conference workshop, the 14th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium, scheduled for Saturday, 10 November, 2018 from 09:00 am - 05:00 pm during the ASIS&T annual meeting.

We seek proposals for one panel and three papers, in the form of extended abstracts, that examine theories or propose practical solutions to problems of ethics and sustainability in our technologically-dependent lives. We are especially interested in proposals that critique technologies in relation to developing countries, or global perspectives on information policy.

List of Topics (not limited to):
Ethics and governance of platforms
Ethics and security of the Internet of Things (IoT)
Ethics of digital equity & privacy in practice
Privacy, surveillance, and digital trace data
Misinformation in the age of social media
Freedom of expression, hate speech, and the role of platforms
Sustainability, environmental concerns, and information technology manufacturing
AI, automation, and the impact on job markets

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