The International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT)/Joseph Weizenbaum Award in Information and Computer Ethics is awarded every two years to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of information and computer ethics through his/her research, service, and vision. The recipient’s work should have broad professional, theoretical or societal impact.
It is officially named the 'INSEIT/ Joseph Weizenbaum Award in Information and Computer Ethics', "in recognition of Joseph Weizenbaum's groundbreaking and highly influential work in computer ethics in the 1970s, which helped to shape the field as we know it today".
Process: Nominations may be submitted to the INSEIT Adjudication Committee, comprised of the INSEIT President, one INSEIT Director, and one member of the INSEIT board; or, the Nominations Committee may propose a recipient. If an individual is nominating someone, nominations should include a description of the individual’s contributions; how the individual has impacted the field of information and computer ethics; specific evidence of his/her leadership and vision in promoting the field; and the nominee’s curriculum vita. Recipients must be INSEIT members at the time of receipt of the Award. The Award is presented at the CEPE Conference.
The Award has been won by:
- 2020: Rafael Capurro
- 2019: Herman Tavani
- 2017: Moor James
- 2015: Deborah Johnson
- 2013: Luciano Floridi - 2013 Awards Speech
- 2011: Keith W. Miller
- 2010: Donald Gotterbarn
- 2009: Terrell Ward Bynum - Abstract of Bynum Weizenbaum address, given at CEPE 2009
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