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2016-04-18 | Call for papers: Autopoiesis Perspective on Information, Communication and Social Systems (APICSS'2016)

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 18 ene. 2016 7:24 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 16 mar. 2017 2:21 ]

Autopoiesis Perspective on Information, Communication and Social Systems (APICSS'2016) September 11-14, 2016 that will be held in the city of Gdansk, Poland. The workshop is organized in conjunction with Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems FedCSIS'2016 (http://www.fedcsis.org).

 

Deadline for Paper Submission: April 18, 2016.

Please visit: https://fedcsis.org/2016/apicss for workshop and submission details.

 

Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site. Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation IndexSciVerse ScopusInspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar.

 

The main scope of the workshop is to present the latest advances of autopoietic systems in heterogeneous fields. The workshop would cover the whole range of theoretical and practical aspects, technologies and systems, and its aim is to bring together specialists to exchange ideas and promote fruitful discussions on:

 

·        self-organizing into desirable structure and patterns;

·        self-configuration following high level specification;

·        self-optimization to adapt to changing environment without direct human input;

·        self-healing to recover from faults;

·        self-protection against malicious attacks. 


Therefore, taking into account the theories on autopoiesis, a discussion between researchers from all disciplines is expected. This includes formal, cognitive, engineering and philosophical aspects of autopoiesis. The topics and areas include, but are not limited to:

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Information Systems:

·        auto-configuration,

·        viable systems,

·        adaptability, learning and self-production of information systems,

·        QoS (Quality of Service) for self-producting systems,

·        self-organizing geographic connectivity maps,

·        self-organizing artificial intelligence.

·        self-tuning databases.

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Communication Systems:

·        evolutionary networks,

·        interacting autonomous systems,

·        self-maintained networks,

·        self-organizing data visualization,

·        policy-based self-management.

Self-adaptive and self-organizing Social Systems:

·        virtual organizations,

·        socio-economic cybernetics,

·        self-organizing social networks.

2016-06-01 | Symmetry Festival 2016

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 26 nov. 2015 2:53 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 16 mar. 2017 2:21 ]

The World Largest Multidisciplinary Conference & Art Festival

in Symmetry Studies

Organized by SYMMETRION, under the auspices of the

International Symmetry Association

www.symmetry.hu

2015-11-29 | Vacancy: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Philosophy : Media and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 26 nov. 2015 2:48 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 18 ene. 2016 7:23 ]

Vacancy: University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Philosophy : Media and Technology, Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of
study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students)  the
position of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Philosophy
is vacant.

Identification number of advertisement: 6184

The advertised position is situated in the Department of Philosophy in
the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department is large (by
international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of
areas of competence. This motivates both the duty to offer a teaching
programme that spans the full breadth of the discipline, and the
intention to satisfy high standards of research performance. The
Department attaches great value to the core areas of philosophy, but it
also has the aim to contribute to the philosophical discussion of current
problems in philosophy. The intention to acknowledge new philosophical
developments and tasks is reflected in the number of co-operations and
research fields of the department.

Duration of contract: 6 years.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Occupation group in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48
VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
On top of this relevant chargeable work experience determines the
assessment to a particular salary grade.

Areas of work:
The successful candidate will actively participate in research, teaching
and administration at the Department of Philosophy in the field of
Philosophy of Media and Technology (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh).
Working closely with Univ.-Prof. Coeckelbergh, she or he will pursue
research in philosophy of technology and ethics of technology, philosophy
of artificial intelligence and robot ethics, and in the fields of digital
media, technology and enhancement, developped by Mark Coeckelbergh.

The main outcome is to produce a publishable "Habilitation" in the field
of philosophy of technology. It is also expected, that the university
assistant postdoc will

(1) publish articles in international journals in the area of philosophy
of technology and related areas - alone or in collaboration with Prof.
Coeckelbergh,
(2) participate in acquisition of third party funding,
(3) participate in organization of workshops, conferences etc. related to
the Chair.

Teaching load to the extent regulated by the collective bargaining
agreement.

Profile:
To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
- PhD in philosophy,
- high command of written and oral English, good international network,
- publication activity should be shown by having many excellent
publications in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of
philosophy of technology and / or related areas,
- preferably experience with acquisition of third party funding,
- appropriate teaching experience,
- ability to work as a member of a team,
- the willingness to acquire, within three years from the point of
appointment, a command of the German language that is sufficient to teach
at the Bachelor- and Master-level and to participate in university
committees.

Your application should have the following components:
- academic CV (including certified copies of academic degrees),
- list of publications,
- a Habilitation project outline of about 3,000 words,
- the PhD thesis,
- two published papers and
- two letters of recommendation.

Research fields:
Main research field:
Philosophy, Ethics
Special research fields: Philosophy of technology; Ethics; Philosophy
Importance: MUST       

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should
be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna
(http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 29.11.2015, mentioning
reference number 6184.

For further information please contact Coeckelbergh, Mark.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values
equal opportunities, as well as diversity
(http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on
increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given
equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO ADVERTISEMENT AT UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA JOB CENTRE

https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche/flow/bew_ausschreibung-flow?_flowExecutionKey=_cB35A22A1-8150-0E75-E736-08E76BF2F815_k9E610D7A-0B60-836E-B0FA-E67A928DFB86&tid=55614.28

2016-01-31|Call for papers "7th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2016"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 13 nov. 2015 2:50 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 16 mar. 2017 2:22 ]

http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/announcement/view/26

Call for Abstracts: Conference Panel ”The Marxist Critique of the
Political Economy of the Media” (2 sessions)

Part of the 2nd Marx Conference, Stockholm, Sweden. October 14-16, 2016.
Venue: ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41.
Website: http://www.marx2016.org

Convenors: Arwid Lund, Uppsala University, Sweden; Christian Fuchs,
University of Westminster, UK.
Supported by the open access journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism &
Critique (http://www.triple-c.at)

Details: http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/announcement/view/26

Abstract submission: max. 250 words. Deadline January 31, 2016. Submission
to: arwid.lund@abm.uu.se.
Please indicate to which of the two sessions you submit (see below). Each
session will consist of a panel of four speakers, 15 min. for each
presentation, and half an hour for concluding questions and discussions.
In 2013, a very successful Marx conference was held in Stockholm, gathering
2000 activists and scholars, with keynote speakers such as Michael Heinrich
and Wolfgang Haug. The main topic of the conference was Marxist theory as a
tool for analysing contemporary society. 2016’s follow-up conference
(Marx2016) aims at political openings and potentials for a world beyond
capitalism based on a thorough analysis of contemporary society. The general
theme of the conference is To change a changed world.
The conference consists of four main tracks. One of the sub-tracks will
focuses on Marxist studies of media, communication and information

There will be two sessions based on the following questions and themes:

Theme 1: Digital labour, Marx and Dallas Smythe:
In 1977, almost 40 years ago, Dallas Smythe published his seminal article
“Communications: Blindspot of Western Marxism”, in which he introduced
the notions of audience labour and the audience commodity.
This session asks: What is the relevance of “audience labour” for the
political project of Marxism and the analysis of online participants and
user generated content in the age of commercial social media such as
Facebook, YouTube and Google? Does it matter for Marxism as a political
project if the analysis of digital capitalism is based on the concepts of
surplus-value or rent?

Theme 2: Exploitation 2.0: Class and Exploitation in the Digital Age:
Capitalism is a dynamic, dialectical system that changes in order to
maintain its fundamental structures of exploitation. The rise of the
computer, digitisation and the Internet’s role in the economy and society
has brought about changes of class structures.
This session asks: How have class and exploitation changed in the age of
digital media? How can we analyse unpaid activities on commercial platforms
with the help of class and other concepts such as the multitude and
exploitation? What is the role of conflicts and struggles between users and
the owners of corporate Internets platforms (such as Facebook, Google,
Twitter, LinkedIn, Weibo, Amazon, Pinterest, Tumblr, Flickr, etc.). Can peer
production and non-commercial, alternative online media challenge
capitalism? What are the implications of digital Marxism and media Marxism
for Marxist theory and socialist politics?

The sub-theme of The Marxist Critique of the Political Economy of the Media
will be accompanied by one keynote talk in a general plenary session that
provides a general introduction to the Marxist political economy of media,
information and communication:
Christian Fuchs: “The Marxist Critique of the Political Economy of Media
in the Age of Digital Capitalism”.
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tripleC : Communication, Capitalism & Critique | Open Access Journal for a
Global Sustainable Information Society | http://www.triple-c.at

2016-07-13/15 | "Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century)

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 13 nov. 2015 2:44 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 16 mar. 2017 2:20 ]

Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century)

 
The conference “Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century), which will be held at the University of Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 July 2016, following the successful inaugural conference in Boston in 2014. Attached is the Call for Papers, including greetings from Professor Graeme Clark, AC Laureate Professor Emeritus, leader in pioneering cochlear implant research.
 
We are also pleased to announce our initial confirmed list of keynote speakers:
- Prof Thomas Kailath, Professor, Stanford University
- Prof Brian Anderson, Distinguished Professor, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Dr. James Hughes, Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
- A speaker on Cognitive Computing from IBM Watson
 
Details on these speakers and on the conference itself can be found at http://21stcenturywiener.org.

Dr Greg Adamson
President, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

2015-11-16 | Uppsala University, Sweden has opened a PhD position in IT ethics (Human-Computer Interaction)

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 13 nov. 2015 2:43 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 18 ene. 2016 7:22 ]

Uppsala University, Sweden has opened a PhD position in IT ethics (Human-Computer Interaction). A PhD position is an education program leading to a PhD title after four years of full time studies. The student receives a full salary during the whole education period.

If you are interested and wish to apply for this position, see below:

2016-01-08 | Call for papers for IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers 12 – HCC 12: Technology and Intimacy: choice or coercion?

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 16 oct. 2015 5:56 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 16 mar. 2017 2:22 ]

Call for papers for IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers 12 – HCC 12: Technology and Intimacy: choice or coerción?

international conference to be held in September 7th-9th 2016, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK.

 

Important Dates:

January 8th 2016              - Submissions due

March 18th 2016               - Notification of acceptance/rejection

April 15th 2016                  - Submission of camera ready papers

July 1st 2016                       - Deadline for early bird registration

Sept 7th-9th 2016            - Conference dates.

 

More information available at: http://www.hcc12.net.

 

Please distribute to any persons and lists you think might benefit from knowing of the conference.

 

Best regards,

 

Kai Kimppa

 

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Kai Kimppa

Postdoctoral Researcher, Information Systems, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku

IFIP: National Representative to TC9, Member of WG 9.2 and Vice Chair of SIG 9.2.2

Research Interests: IT & Ethics: Online Games, eGovernment, eHealth, Professional Ethics, Responsible Research and Innovation, IPRs; User Interface Design and Usability.

Mobile +358 44 060 1321

2015-10-15 | Call for papers "7th International Conference on Information Law (ICIL) 2016"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 2 oct. 2015 4:25 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 13 nov. 2015 2:42 ]

7th International Conference on Information Law (ICIL) 2016

Broadening the Horizons of Information Law and Ethics - Α Time for Inclusion

February 22-23, 2016, Pretoria, South Africa

The 7th ICIL is co-organized by the African Center of Excellence on Information Ethics, University of Pretoria, the Ionian University and the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). It is morally sponsored by the NEXA Center for Internet and Society, the Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI) and the International Center for Information Ethics.

 

The 7th ICIL aims at the presentation of papers on a variety of subjects within information law and also, information ethics. The conference will host invited presentations and refereed paper presentations. We are interested in papers on intellectual property, data protection, freedom of information, individual rights and information, privacy, cyberlaw and cyberethics, media law and ethics, digital divide and information technology, e-government, surveillance, intellectual freedom, open access, digital divide and other. We are also particularly interested in papers on the historical development of information laws and ethical theory and we would also consider papers dealing with the social, political or psychological aspects of information.

 

Selected papers from 7th ICIL will be published, with the consent of the authors, in a special volume of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer) and the International Journal of Technology Policy and Law (Inderscience publishers). We will also publish all accepted papers, with the consent of the authors, in a separate volume of proceedings, published with an international publisher.

 

It is a deeply honor for the organizers of the 7th ICIL to accommodate as Keynote Speakers: the Founder and Director of the International Center for Information Ethics Professor Rafael Capurro and the Chair of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)'s Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) core activity Emeritus Professor Paul Sturges.The International Conference on Information Law and Ethics (ICIL) first took place in 2008, in Corfu, Greece, funded by the European Community. ICIL was born in relation to the graduate course “Information law and ethics”, taught at the Ionian University, in Corfu and Athens, Greece since 2005. From a conference with twenty international speakers in 2008, ICIL has reached great numbers of speakers and participants, over 130 in the last 2014 Conference in Thessaloniki, with four parallel sessions and special sessions, simultaneously hosting other major events such as Philoweb 2014.

 

ICIL, since 2008, has become a major international conference dealing exclusively with the legal and ethical aspects of information, co-organized by the Ionian University (School of Information Science) and the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) and morally supported by the International Center for Information Ethics, the NEXA Center for Internet and Society and the Institute for Legal Informatics (IRI).

 

ICIL looks at the concept of information from a multidisciplinary point of view. Information law and ethics cover the concept of information as such and therefore, irrespective of the medium via this information is being transferred. It is, therefore, not limited to the exploration of digital information and seeks the roots of information law and ethics in the ancient Greek world of freedom of speech in agora and also even earlier, in the paintings by humans of the caves. An excellent historical presentation of the field can be found in the site of the International Center of Information Ethics.

 

In addition, ICIL has instituted a Young Scholars Forum, aiming at helping young researchers presenting their work in an international conference. Also, it has hosted a series of Special Sessions, for example on Museum Ethics, Arts and Ethics, Libraries and Intellectual Capital, Bibliometrics, Law and Cryptography and others.

 

Furthermore, ICIL has published proceedings as printed volumes, distributed or given to all ICIL speakers and INSEIT members free of charge, every year since 2009. For a list of the proceedings until today please see: http://icil.gr/2014/proceedings.

 

Abstracts deadline: 15.10.2015

Notification of abstracts acceptance: 15.11.2015

Full papers deadline: 15.1.2016

 

Conference's official website: http://icil.gr

Contact email: info@icil.gr

2015-10-30 | 2nd CFP: Workshop Bridging the Gap between HRI and Robot Ethics Research

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 16 sept. 2015 2:36 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 13 nov. 2015 2:42 ]

2nd CFP: Workshop Bridging the Gap between HRI and Robot Ethics Research

In conjuction with the 7th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2015)

http://www.icsoro.org/icsr2015/

 

 

Workshop: October 30, 2015, Paris, France

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2015

 

https://bridgingthegapbetweenhriandrobotethicsresearch.wordpress.com/

 

 

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Introduction
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Robot ethics is a relatively new domain in which various scholars explore the ethical issues facing computer scientists, engineers, programmers, developers, ethicists and philosophers. There are many different approaches for addressing the ethical issues related to robots (e.g., in both retrospective and prospective manners) as well as many different approaches to what ethics means in relation to robots (e.g., addressing quality of life issues versus usability and acceptance issues).

Social robotics researchers need to address legal, societal and ethical issues before robots become widespread within our society. Not only should researchers focus on preventing undesired outcomes, but they also need to investigate the social roles that robots can (not) or should (not) perform in the future according to the opinions of potential future users and in the light of the ethical and societal values at stake. When ordinary people start using autonomous technologies, such as robots, in their everyday lives, robotics researchers need to map all possible interaction scenarios and their potential consequences for both individual users and society as a whole. If the rise of robotics is similar to that of personal computers a few decades ago, we can expect some important legal, societal and ethical issues to emerge from robotics as well. Therefore, robotics researchers need to attend to these issues if we want to anticipate the potential (negative) consequences of the ubiquitous use of robots in our society as well as to design robots that foster our preferred ethical and societal values.


Aim of the workshop
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This workshop aims to bring together HRI scholars from multiple disciplines to stress the need to incorporate the users’ needs not only from a usability perspective but also from an ethical perspective. We therefore believe it is vital to involve prospective users as active testers in the design process. Their opinions and perceptions help researchers, designers, and engineers to create social robots that fit the special needs and demands of potential future users. We believe that also philosophers, legal scholars, policy makers should be involved in the deliberation process about the design of future robots.

2015-12-01 | Call for papers "Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century)"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 16 sept. 2015 2:28 por Lola Fernández Santos   [ actualizado el 16 mar. 2017 2:21 ]

Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century)

The conference “Thinking Machines in the Physical World” (IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century), will be held at the University of Melbourne, Australia, 13-15 July 2016, following the successful inaugural conference in Boston in 2014. Attached is the Call for Papers, including greetings from Professor Graeme Clark, AC Laureate Professor Emeritus, leader in pioneering cochlear implant research.
 
We are also pleased to announce our initial confirmed list of keynote speakers:
- Prof Thomas Kailath, Professor, Stanford University
- Prof Brian Anderson, Distinguished Professor, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Dr. James Hughes, Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
- A speaker on Cognitive Computing from IBM Watson
 
Details on these speakers and on the conference itself can be found at http://21stcenturywiener.org.

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