III ETHICOMP Latin America

ETHICOMP represents a space for the inclusive and international dialogue on ethical and social issues related to the development and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Since 1995, eleven Congresses have been held, in addition to several workshops and reports sponsored by the organization ETHICOMP, organized by the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) of the De Montfort University (UK) in collaboration with other universities from Europe, Asia and North America. The series ETHICOMP Working Conference was held in China in 2007 as a new initiative aimed at promoting the participation of academic and professional contexts in activities with a regional impact related to ICT ethical and social issues.

So far, the dialogue between the ETHICOMP community and our South American colleagues has been limited. The ETHICOMP Workshop was first introduced in CACIC 2011 (CACIC 2011, La Plata, Buenos Aires).

The success of the experience and the interest aroused these issues among computing community representatives who attended the Congress took the decision to perform as part of CACIC 2012, the II ETHICOMP Latin America, and to realize this year III ETHICOMP Latin America - all as part of the series ETHICOMP Working Conference - with the aim of strengthening and deepening the dialogue between colleagues in the Southern Cone and the international community ETHICOMP.

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss ethical issues around ICTs from a South American perspective. This discussion will be based on the following general topics:

  • ICT ethical concepts
  • Ethical issues related to typical applications in the various sectors in South America; including:
    • Privacy and surveillance
    • e-Government
    • e-Voting technologies
    • Open source initiatives
    • Intellectual property digital media and standards
    • The Creative Commons initiative
    • Robotics (e.g., in medical and military applications)
  • Implications of these issues for the professional practice
  • The role of professional organizations and special interest groups
  • Possibilities for the incorporation of ethical issues on South American secondary and tertiary educational curricula; in particular.

Articles submitted as Extended Abstract (up to 4 pages) of Full Article following standard CACIC guidelines will be considered.

  • Simon Rogerson (Monfort University - Reino Unido)
  • William Fleischman (Villanova University – EE. UU.)
  • Anne Gerdes (University of Southern Denmark - Dinamarca)
  • Guillermo Feierherd (Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia SJB - Argentina)
  • Mario Arias Oliva (Universitat Rovira i Virgili – España)
Scientific Committee
  • Armando De Giusti (Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Argentina)
  • Donald Gotterbarn (East Tennessee State University - EEUU)
  • María Inés Tula (Universidad de Buenos Aires - Argentina)
  • Eduardo Molina Quiroga (Universidad de Buenos Aires – Argentina)
  • Daniel Joyce (Villanova University – EE. UU.)
  • María Clara Lima (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
  • María del Rosario Molfino (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)