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[liberationtech] CFP: Information Ethics Roundtable (IER) 2018 - Copenhagen, May 17-18, 2018

Bryce C Newell bcnewell at
Tue Nov 14 12:40:19 PST 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce to call for participation in the 16th annual
Information Ethics Roundtable (IER 2018) -- and the first edition of the
conference in Europe! Please see details below.


Information Ethics Roundtable 2018
Surveillance, Algorithms, and Digital Culture

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
May 17-18, 2018

Proposals Due: February 5, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: March 5, 2018
Full papers due: April 23, 2018

The 16th annual Information Ethics Roundtable (IER) will explore the
interconnections and interdependencies between Surveillance, Algorithms,
and Digital Culture that exist in the contemporary information society. Our
daily lives and activities take place in digital media; information
provision is highly personalized; decision-making is guided (automated) by
the use of algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence;
personal information is traded on the information market by platforms and
data brokers; and surveillance, in many forms, is increasingly pervading
both the public-facing and more intimate aspects of our daily lives. In the
2018 edition of IER, we seek proposals that approach these interconnections
and interdependencies through the lens of information ethics (writ large,
to include those working in multiple fields and with differing methods).

The Information Ethics Roundtable (held annually since 2003) is a yearly
conference that brings together researchers from disciplines such as
philosophy, information science, communications, public administration,
anthropology, and law to discuss ethical issues such as information
privacy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship.

Proposals for IER 2018 should be situated within the general field of
information ethics (although participants are expected to come from a
variety of disciplinary backgrounds) and, ideally, should connect two or
more of the following areas of inquiry:
  - Surveillance, privacy, and/or data protection  - Algorithms, machine
learning, and/or artificial intelligence (AI)
  - Digital culture, digital media, social media, and/or other forms of
digital media (non-)use

*Proposal requirements*
We invite two types of proposals:
(1) Papers: please submit a 500-word abstract of your paper.  If accepted,
you are expected to submit a full paper prior to the Roundtable, and you
will be presenting the paper at the conference.  The paper will not be
stored in a public repository or published in proceedings.

(2) Panels: please submit a 1500-word description of your panel.  The
description should include: i) description of the topic, ii)  biographies
of the panel members, ii) organization of the panel.  It is a requirement
that panels focus tightly on a specific emergent topic, technology,
phenomena, policy, or the like, with clear connections between the

Proposals should be sent to: sille.obelitz at
Please include the subject line: “IER 2018 proposal”

We are also interested in receiving expressions of interest to serve as a
commenter/discussant for another person’s paper, as each author with an
accepted paper will be paired with a commenter who will provide formal
feedback and comments during the conference (after the initial paper
presentation; discussants will be included in the official conference
program). Expressions of interest should be sent to: sille.obelitz at by
April 16, 2018, although decisions will be made on a rolling basis after
March 5, 2018 (the paper notification deadline). Please include the subject
line: “IER 2018 commenter.”

Submission of Proposals (papers and panels):  Monday February 5, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: Monday March 5, 2018
Full Paper Deadline: Monday April 23, 2018 Registration Deadline: Friday
May 4, 2018
Conference Dates: Thursday & Friday May 17-18, 2018

More information on conference website:

*Bryce Clayton Newell, JD, PhD*
Assistant Professor, School of Information Science <>
College of Communication and Information
University of Kentucky
@newmedialaw <> |
Google Scholar
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