The Programme for 13th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference: This Changes Everything is now finalised.  For participants keen to make their travel arrangements, and register with the World Computer Congress, of which HCC13 is a part, we present the programme below.

Presentation slots for each paper are 30minutes, to include questions. I would suggest 20/10 would probably be a good split.

Visa letters for travelling to Poland can be requested from the WCC organisers.

HCC13 takes place Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th, and Friday 21st September, at Poznan University of Technology, Poland, in Rooms 051 and 029 of the conference centre – see the layout map here.


9.30-10.00 Rm: 051 BT. Opening: David Kreps, Charles Ess, Louise Leenen, Kai Kimppa

10.00-11.00 Rm: 051 BT. Keynote: Identifying the Conscience of the Computing Profession Don Gotterbarn

11.00-14.00 Coffee (11-11.30) WCC Keynote (11.30-12.30)
Dr. Jan Camenisch: The Pros and Cons of Blockchain for Privacy

& Lunch (12.30-14.00)

14.00-15.30 Rm: 051 BTSession 1: This Changes Everything

14.00-15.30 Rm: 029 BTSession 2: Sustainability

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.00 Rm: 051 BT. Session 3: Digital Lives

16.00-17.00 Rm: 029 BT. Session 4: Gender

19.00 Congress Dinner


9.30-11.00 Rm: 051 BT. Session 5: Gender

9.30-11.00 Rm: 029 BT. Session 6: Law

11.00-14.00 Coffee (11-11.30) WCC Keynote (11.30-12.30) Prof. Leslie Valiant
What Needs to be Added to Machine Learning?

& Lunch (12.30-14.00)

14.00-15.30 Rm: 051 BT. Session 7: This Changed Everything

14.00-15.30 Rm: 029 BT. Session 8: Ethics

15.30-16.00 Coffee

16.00-17.00 Rm: 051 BT. Session 9: Secure Practice

16.00-17.00 Rm: 029 BT. Session 10: This Changes Everything

19.30-21.00 Movie Screening: Rm 8CW. “This Changes Everything” – Naomi Klein’s documentary


9.30-11.00 Rm: 051 BT. Summary Panel

11.00-14.00 Coffee (11-11.30) WCC Keynote (11.30-12.30) Shamika N. Sirimanne: Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development
& Lunch (12.30-14.00)

14.00-15.30 Rm: 025 BTeWaste Meeting

14.00-15.30 Rm: 051 BT. Session 11: ICT and an Inclusive Society and ICT4D in South Africa Panel Chaired by Tony Parry, CEO IITPSA


KEYNOTE: Identifying the Conscience of the Computing Profession

Is it even possible- The ACM Code of Ethics Journey

Don Gotterbarn, Chair, ACM Code 2018 Update Project

The ACM recently completed a multi-year project updating its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct which they undertook because of the profound changes in the way computing interacts with society and now computing changes even the most basic social infrastructures. These changes required an extensive revisiting the ethical responsibilities of computing professionals.

Professional codes of ethics should represent the global conscience of the profession, not narrow political positions. Codes are about societies obligations to the computing professional. Codes should make clear the rights of computing professionals to be free from unethical work demands. Computing professionals are now asked to work on systems which can surreptitiously censor the Internet, gather data on every aspect of our lives, and develop algorithms which amplify existing human biases when they make judgments that affectsociety and its citizens.

Codes of ethics should make clear the obligations computing professionals have to the profession at large and their obligations to society. These are obligation about how they approach their work and about how they promote an ethical approach to the profession.

Above all,a code should help the computing professional work through complex ethical decisions. It should actually be of some practical use answering questions like how do you hard code ethics into a computer system, how do you make algorithms accountable, and how to address the risk in machine learning systems. It should also fit on an A4 poster.

This talk, using real-worldexamples from the ACM Code Update project, will focus on several positive lessonslearned about the ethics of computing professionals, ethical negotiation in the practice of the profession, and reducing philosophical distractions to practical ethical issues. We shall also discusswaysof facilitating and encouraging professional’s attention to the ethical side of technology.

Session 1: This Changes Everything

14.00-15.30 Weds RmA 051 BT. Chair: Louise Leenen

  • Do we have what is needed to change everything? A survey of Finnish software businesses on labour shortage and its potential impacts. Sonja Hyrynsalmi, Minna Rantanen, Sami Hyrynsalmi
  • PHR, we’ve had a problem here. Minna Rantanen, Jani Koskinen
  • Three views to a school information system: Wilma from a sociotechnical perspective. Olli Heimo, Minna Rantanen, Kai K. Kimppa

Session 2: Sustainability

14.00-15.30 Weds 029 BT Chair: Thomas Lennerfors

  • On The Complex Relationships Between ICT Systems and the Planet. Norberto Patrignani and Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos
  • Obsolescence in Information and Communication Technology: A Critical Discourse Analysis. Ines Junge, Maja van der Velden
  • Sustainability and eWaste Discussion

Session 3: Digital Lives

16.00-17.00 Weds Rm 051BT  Chair: Petros Chamakiotis

  • Team Feedback Intervention and Team Learning in Virtual Teams: A Moderated Mediation Model of Team Cohesion and Personality. Jesus Sanchez Gomez, Ana Zornoza, Virginia Orengo, Vicente Peñarroja, Petros Chamakiotis
  • Aware but Not in Control: A Qualitative Value Analysis of the Effects of New Technologies. Kathrin Bednar, Sarah Spiekermann

Session 4: Gender

16.00-17.00 Weds Rm 029BT Chair: Sisse Finken

  • Feminist Technoscience as a Resource for Working with Science Practices, a Critical Approach, and Gender Equality in Swedish Higher IT Educations. Johanna Sefyrin, Christina Mörtberg, Pirjo Elovaara
  • Mind the Gap. Gender and Computer Science Conferences. Antonio Maria Fiscarelli, Sytze Van Herck

Session 5: Gender

9.30-11am Thurs Rm 051BT Chair: Christina Mörtberg

  • ICT changes everything! But who changes ICT? Hilde G. Corneliussen, Clem Herman, Radhika Gajjala
  • ICT and Sustainable Development: Looking beyond the Anthropocene. Maja van der Velden
  • Becoming with in Participatory Design. Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg, Pirjo Elovaara

Session 6: Law

9.30-11am Thurs Rm 029BT Chair:  Kai K. Kimppa

  • Do Honest People Pull the Short Straw? The Paradox of Openness. Kiyoshi Murata, Yohko Orito, Miha Takubo
  • The legitimacy of cross-border searches through the Internet for criminal investigations. Taro Komukai, Aimi Ozaki
  • Discussions on the Right to Data Portability from Legal Perspectives. Kaori Ishii

Session 7: This Changed Everything

14.00-15.30 Thurs Rm 051BT Chair: Chris Leslie

  • History of Early Australian Designed Computers. Arthur Tatnall
  • The Basic Dream of the PC, or “Did you ever play tic-tac-toe”? Nadia Ambrosetti, Matteo Cantamesse

Session 8: Ethics

14.00-15.30 Thurs Rm 029BT Chair: Norberto Patrignani

  • Artificial Intelligence does not Exist: Lessons from Shared Cognition and the Opposition to the Nature/Nurture Divide. Vassilis Galanos
  • The Ethics of Inherent Trust in Care Robots for the Elderly. Adam Poulsen, Oliver Burmeister, David Kreps
  • Discussing Ethical Impacts in Research and Innovation: The Ethics Canvas. Wessel Reijers, Kevin Koidl, David Lewis, Harshvardhan J. Pandit, Bert Gordijn

Session 9: Secure Practice

16.00-17.00 Thurs Rm 051BT Chair: Judy Van Biljon

  • Cybersecurity Capability and Capacity Building for South Africa. Joey Jansen van Vuuren, Louise Leenen
  • Societal / Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence Discussion

Session 10: This Changes Everything

16.00-17.00 Thurs Rm 029BT Chair: Charles Ess

  • Philosophy as the road to good ICT. Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos, Ryoko Asai
  • An exploration of opportunities for a theory of information inadequacy. Miranda Kajtazi, Darek Haftor

Friday 9.30-11.00: 051BT Summary Panel

9.30-9.45: Stefan Ullrich, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, will talk about “Responsibility and Self-Determination in a Networked Society”
9.45-10.00 Questions for Stefan
10.00-10.15 Charles Ess – Second Looks
10.15-11.00 HCC13 Track Chairs are invited to reflect for 5 minutes each, leading to a general discussion around what more we can do to rise to the challenges of climate change and those issues that ‘change everything’ that have been addressed in the conference.

Session 11: ICT and an Inclusive Society

14.00-15.30 Fri Rm 051BT Co-chairs: Prof Hossana Twinomurinzi and Dr Jackie Phahlamohlaka

  • Papers (20 minutes each)
    • Collaboration towards a more inclusive society: the case of South African ICT4D researchers. Judy Van Biljon, Filistea Naude
    • Assessing ICT access disparities between the institutional and home front using Activity Theory: A case of university students in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Sam Takavarasha, Liezel Cilliers, Willie Chinyamurindi
    • Creating an ICT skills enhancement environment for entrepreneurs. Riana Steyn, Carina de Villiers, Hossana Twinomurinzi
  • Panel: Innovative use of ICT to address South Africa’s triple challenges of Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality (30 Minutes)
      • Chair : Tony Parry, CEO IITPSA
      • Panelists: All presenters of the papers plus other willing South Africans present will be called upon to participate in the Panel.
Note to presenters: All halls are equipped with a computer and projector. WCC will provide additional power cables in each hall. WCC will not provide display adapters. Most projectors can be connected to a PC by means of a standard VGA cable.