Call for Proposals
Data & Ethics
Information Ethics Roundtable 2017
Proposals Due: January 2, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: January 30, 2017
In our knowledge society, our networked selves continually create and are created through data. In light of the ubiquity of data in the contemporary world, the ethical creation, dissemination, use, and storage of data continues to be an area of concern. The focus of the 2017 roundtable will be on all aspects of data (writ large) and ethics.
The Information Ethics Roundtable is a yearly conference which 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.
Suggested areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:
• The primacy of data over the individual
• Reinforcement of personal preferences through surveillance of personal data
• Responsibilities and ethical obligations for data curation and sharing
• Privacy and surveillance (including the NSA disclosures)
• “Big Data” research and the ethical treatment of human subjects
• Moral implications of the Quantified Self
• Ethics in data science instruction/pedagogy
• Social justice and data collection
We invite both individual and group proposals:
(1) For individual paper proposals, please submit a 500-word abstract of your paper.
(2) For panel, fishbowl, or group proposals, please identify participants with a 100-250 word biography and submit a 1500 word abstract of your topic and treatment.
Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Proposals: January 2nd, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, January 30, 2017
Conference Dates: April 21-22, 2016
Conference Organizing Committee:
Emily J.M. Knox, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
Emily Lawrence, Doctoral Student, University of Illinois
Shannon M. Oltmann, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Allen Renear, Dean and Professor, University of Illinois
School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois Informatics Institute