Abstract Submissions-2014

Welcome From Program Co-Chairs:

On behalf of the Program Committee, we bid you a warm welcome to the Abstract and Session Proposal Site for IEEE Ethics2014.  We are looking forward to the conference and to your contributions.  Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.

Dr. Keith Miller
Dr. Joseph Herkert

Types of Submissions Invited:

  • An individual paper presentation with 5 pages (recommended, but not limited to) in the Symposium Record.
  • A special paper session with 3-4 papers on a related theme with 5 pages for each paper (recommended, but not limited to) in the Symposium Record
  • A panel session on a specific topic with 3-4 panelists (no papers required but PowerPoint presentations may be included in the Symposium Record)
  • An “open forum” (poster) paper with up to 5 pages in the Symposium Record. Posters will be displayed with the author(s) present for informal presentation and discussions
  • Workshops and tutorials

Instructions for Authors and Proposers:

  • All submissions must indicate a submission category as indicated below:
    • Individual Papers – 500 word abstract required
    • Poster presentations – 500 word abstract required
    • Special Paper sessions – Brief description of proposed session theme plus 500 word abstract required for each individual paper proposed for the session
    • Panel sessions – Panel proposals (700-1000 words) should clearly outline the theme, its significance, expected target audience and identify three or more panelists. Proposals should also include abstracts of each presentation (150 words). Each panel will be one hour in length.
    • Workshops – Workshop proposals (700-1000 words) should clearly define workshop objectives, the expected audience, anticipated outcomes and short CVs (1 page only) of all workshop presenters.
    • Tutorials – Tutorial proposals (700 -1000 words) should clearly outline the novelty of the content, the expected audience, objectives and outcomes.

Submission Link:

Please note: If you have not used Easy Chair before, you will need to register before submitting your abstract or proposal. Click on the register button and then follow instructions.  You’ll then receive further instructions by email.


  • Abstracts for individual papers and posters (500 words), Special Paper Session Proposals, Panel proposals,Tutorial proposals, and Workshop proposals are due by October 15, 2013.
  • Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 2013.
  • Final Paper Manuscripts for the Symposium Proceedings: January 31 February 26, 2014.

Suggested Topics:

Ethics Fundamentals

  1. Ethics and Conflicts of Interest
  2. Ethics and Whistleblowing
  3. Ethics and the Idea of the Public (Does the Public end at the boundary of one’s nation?)
  4. Ethics and Ethical Responsibility
  5. Ethics and Professions in Science (e.g. Can science be a profession?)
  6. Ethics and Biomedical Engineering (e.g., Can engineers have patients?)

Ethics in Science, Technology and Engineering Disciplines


  1. Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Science, Technology and Engineering
  2. Ethics and Emerging Technologies (biotechnology, nanotechnology, cognitive science, and robotics)
  3. Ethics and Risk Management & Risk Communication
  4. Ethics and Information & Communication Technology
  5. Ethics and Computing and Software Engineering
  6. Ethics and Energy Systems
  7. Ethics and Biometrics

Ethics, Morality, Law and Culture


  1. Ethics and Law & Regulation
  2. Ethics and Technology Policy
  3. Ethics and a World of Diverse Cultures
  4. Ethics and the Culture of Science and Engineering
  5. Ethics and Professional Societies (including Codes of Ethics)
  6. Ethics and Compliance in Corporations
  7. Ethics and Intellectual Property

Ethics, Society and Environment


  1. Ethics and Social Issues (gender & ethnic diversity, peace studies, social justice, humanitarian engineering)
  2. Ethics and Public Safety, Health and Welfare
  3. Ethics and its Practice: ethics of a community versus individual ethics
  4. Ethics and Environmental Concerns
  5. Ethics and Sustainable Development

Ethics and Education


  1. Ethics and Accreditation/Certification
  2. Ethics and Young Researchers
  3. Ethics and Education for Engineers and Scientists


If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact:

Dr. Joseph Herkert
Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology
Arizona State University, USA