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Call for papers: Forum on Ethics and Human Rights in Smart Information Systems, IEEE Smart World Conference

News | 27-02-2019 10:55

Smart information Systems (SIS), the application of artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning via deep neural networks based on big data analytics, hold large promises and raise significant concerns. They form the backbone of visions of a smart world, powering smart technologies, driving smart cities and transforming our lives.

At the same time these technologies raise a number of concerns with regards to their ethical consequences and their implications for human rights. There are numerous initiatives that aim to find ways to identify and address these. These are driven by industry, research or policy. What is currently missing in this debate is an integration of empirical insights into these issues, their theoretically sound evaluation and the translation of such knowledge into practical outcomes

This Forum forms part of the IEEE Smart World Congress (, 19.-23.08.2019, Leicester, UK). It will bring together a multidisciplinary community of scholars to address many of the facets of research required to understand and engage with these developments.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

Case studies and examples of ethical and human rights issues of smart information systems
Legal and human rights analysis of these technologies
Analysis of particular issues raised by these technologies (e.g. bias, data protection, unemployment)
Scenarios of future and likely / possible technologies and their implications
Regulatory options
Policy and other interventions
Codes of conduct, codes of ethics

Submission deadline 26.04.2019

More information can be found here: 


Contact Information

INSEIT’s institutional support comes from the Ionian University - IHRC research team

Mailing Address:
IHRC-Ionian University,
School of Information Science
72 Ioannou Theotoki Street
Corfu 49100

c/o Elizabeth Buchanan, INSEIT Treasurer
PO Box 790,
University of Wisconsin-Stout,
Center for Applied Ethics
Wisconsin 54729

(t) +30 26610 87426
(f) +30 26610 46846

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