Nov 122014

See what WG9.2 members and friends are doing now, with some important dates coming up around February 2015.
Plenty of activities also around the eHealth field.

NB. While the websites cited have been crosschecked, WG9.2 cannot guarantee 100 per cent accuracy of the sites either now or in the future.

Plans underway!

  • February 2015. There are plans underway to organise the next IFIP WG9.2 meeting in the UK in February 2015. A second meeting, co-organised with the International Baccalaureate (among others) will be focused around plans for tomorrow’s digital citizens, thanks to IFIP WG9.2 member, Richard Taylor. More information in late November/early December 2014.
  • 1 February 2015 (Call for papers). ETHICOMP 2015: 20 Years of ETHICOMP: A Celebration, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, Monday to Wednesday, 7-9 September 2015. You are especially invited to submit a paper to the TC9/WG9.2-oriented track called “ICT and Society: social accountability, professional ethics and the challenges of virtuality and the cloud”. Several other tracks/themes are of interest: information ethics studies, digital do-it-yourself, responsible research and innovation in industry, robo-ethics, and more. The conference proceedings will be on an online open-access repository to ensure good coverage. WG9.2 members are especially welcome!

Human Choice and Computing

IFIP’s high-level events and meetings

  • 4-7 October 2015. IFIP’s World Computer Congress (WCC) will take place in Daejeon, Korea. IFIP’s technical assembly and general assembly will follow this conference.

News from IFIP’s working group 9.2 (members and friends)

  • A new friend of IFIP WG9.2: Aimée van Wynsberghe is currently Assistant Professor in Ethics of Technology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Welcome!
  • Longstanding former, now honorary, member of IFIP WG9.2, Louise Yngstrom of the KTH, Sweden (whom we always remember as calling WG9.2 her oasis!), recently received IFIP’s prestigious TC11 accolade, the Kristian Beckman Award, to recognise her work over the years.
  • Member of WG9.2, Philippe Goujon, send his best regards to all the group while he takes a break from work at Namur University until later in 2015.
  • Members, Carlisle George, Penny Duquenoy and Diane Whitehouse – along with Ken Goodman of the University of Miami – organised a workshop on the ethical, legal and social aspects of eHealth at Middlesex University on 25-26 October 2014. They were joined by a number of IFIP WG9.2 members and friends who are interested in eHealth studies. See also news about the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics (in the Health, well-being, and accessibility section below):
  • Friend of WG9.2, David Lyon, of Queen’s University, Canada is finishing his book on Surveillance after Snowden (Polity 2015) and teaching a graduate course. He has a sabbatical between January-June 2015, and plans to teach a short course for Birzeit University in Birzeit, near Ramallah, and another at IBICT in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Friend of WG9.2, Syed Naqvi, has joined the faculty at Birmingham City University. His area continues to be cyber security, although he’s now more involved in digital forensics – teaching modules of the Forensic Computing program and supervising PhD students in the same field. See the university’s Centre for Cyber Security at
  • Friend of WG9.2, Hanna Pasterny has told us about some training modules created by the “Enable Network of ICT supported Learning for Disabled People”, co-financed by the Grundtvig Agency of Lifelong Learning Programme. There are six training modules for teachers and other professionals working with disabled people.
  • Oliver Burmeister is one of the co-chairs of the Information Ethics and Society track of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, to be held in Auckland, New Zealand on 8-10 December 2014.

Books, publications and videos (and their calls)

  • For IFIP’s September 2014 newsletter, see: It includes a short article on TC9’s Human Choice and Computing conference 11 (HCC11). The next newsletter is due out in December 2014.
  • Oxford University Press has published a paperback edition of Bill Dutton’s latest edited book, The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (2014), making it more useful for graduate courses and academics. Bill Dutton has joined the Quello Center in East Lansing, Michigan, in the United States.
  • A new open forum, in the form of an elist, has started for policy-oriented information-sharing and discussions on governance of the Internet from a social justice, democracy and human rights point of view. This is the which may be joined by going to
  • On 29 October 2014, The Euroscientist published a special issue on responsible research and innovation:
  • David Brake’s book, Sharing Our Lives Online: Risks and Exposure in Social Media, about why people share personal details about their lives on social media and the personal and societal consequences of these practices, has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan:

Seminars, workshops and conferences (and their calls)

  • 13-14 November 2014. Citizens’ Perspectives on Surveillance, Security and Privacy: Controversies, Alternatives and Solutions. This two-day conference, to be held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, is jointly organised by the EU FP7 research projects SurPRISE, PRISMS and PACT.
  • 24 November 2014 (close of call). The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers, is organising its 2nd Annual International Conference on Technology & Engineering, 22-25 June 2015, Athens, Greece. Please submit a 300-word abstract by email:
  • 27 November 2014 (close of call). Call for papers for the 15th European Conference on eGovernment – (ECEG 2015) which is being held at the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK on the 18 -19 June 2015:
  • 10-12 December 2014. 5th International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society 2014, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 21 January 2015. Europe 2020: Bridging the Digital Divide/Securing Equal Access to High-Speed Internet, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels. Event Details
  • 21-23 January 2015. CPDP2015 Data Protection on the Move will take place in Brussels. CPDP gathers policy makers, academics, computer scientists, consultants, practitioners and activists from all over the world to exchange ideas and discuss emerging issues in information technology, privacy, data protection and law. It aims to stage more than 65 panels and workshops (with a stimulating mix of academics, practitioners, regulators and advocates), as well as multiple side events such as open debates, Pecha-Kucha performances and artistic interventions. See
  • 1 February 2015. Call for Papers to ETHICOMP 2015: 20 Years of ETHICOMP: A Celebration, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, Monday to Wednesday, 7-9 September 2015.
  • 22-27 February, 2015. Lisbon, Portugal, ICDS 2015, The Ninth International Conference on Digital Society. Call for papers, tutorials and panels. General page:
    Call for Papers:
    Submission page:
  • 26-27 February 2015. 1st International Conference on Cyber Security for Sustainable Society 2015, Coventry, United Kingdom. Authors are invited to submit original research papers addressing theoretical foundations, modelling and empirical approaches, along with more exploratory work, and position papers to raise open questions. To know more, email: or
  • 14-16 March 2015. 13th International Conference e-Society 2015, Madeira, Portugal.
  • 1-3 April 2015. WorldCIST’15 – 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies. Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal.
  • 3-7 June 2015. International Society for Information Studies (ISIS) Summit 2015, Vienna. The Information Society at the crossroads. Response and responsibility of the sciences of information. Vienna University of Technology. Details on the 2014 conference, and earlier, at:
  • 17-20 June 2015. EURAM 2015, Uncertainty is a great opportunity, Kozminski University, Warsaw. Responsible Innovation is defined as “a transparent, interactive process by which societal actors and innovators become mutually responsive to each other with a view to the (ethical) acceptability, sustainability and societal desirability of the innovation process and its marketable products” (von Schomberg 2013: 63). Submissions will be done on-line on the EURAM 2015 website, from 1 December 2014 until 13 January 2015. For more information, please visit the conference website
  • 22-25 June 2015. 2nd Annual International Conference on Technology & Engineering, Athens, Greece. The Engineering and Architecture Research Division of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organises a cross-discipline conference on Technology and Engineering. See:
  • 3-5 July 2015. SPT 2015 conference (Society for Philosophy and Technology), Shenyang, China. The conference is hosted by the Research Center for Philosophy of Science and Technology at Northeastern University. Principal organisers are prof. Chen Fan (president), Ma Huiduan (secretary-general) and Chen Jia (assistant secretary-general). For those interested, there will be a free tour to the Chinese Industrial Museum on July 6. A call for papers will be out soon. See
  • 9-10 July 2015. 2nd European Conference on Social Media – ECSM 2015, Social media is present in our everyday life, influencing the way we communicate, collaborate, learn, do business, build relationships and understand society. As a result of the rapid adoption of social media there is a need to reflect on the practices and identify improvements and seek solutions to overcome barriers.
  • Philoma (Philosophie et Management):

For students or post-doctoral researchers

Green corner

  • 16 November 2014. 2nd Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE2) to be held in conjunction with SC14, Sunday, 16 November 2014, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • 15 January 2015. Call for Papers: The Materiality of the Immaterial: ICTs and the Digital Commons, Special issue of Triple C. With an escalating environmental crisis and an unprecedented increase of ICT diversity and use, it is more crucial than ever to understand the underlying material aspects of the ICT infrastructure. This special issue therefore asks the question: What are the true material and socio- environmental costs of the global ICT infrastructure? Guest editors: Vasilis Kostakis, Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), P2P Lab(Greece); Andreas Roos, Human Ecology Division, Lund University (Sweden).
  • 13-17 April 2015. Software Engineering Aspects of Green Computing, Salamanca, Spain. The 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing.
  • 26-28 August 2015. EEDAL 2015, 8th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting.

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