Call for Papers

Building upon the success of the IEEE ETHICS 2014, the IEEE Ethics Symposium Steering Committee invites contributions to the IEEE ETHICS 2016 Symposium to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from 13-14 May 2016.

IEEE Ethics 2016 will be hosted by the IEEE Vancouver Section  in cooperation with the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics at UBC and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

General Co-Chairs
David G Michelson,
Ljiljana Trajkovic,

Program Co-Chairs
Dan Steel,
Bob Gill,

Program Coordinator
Kathleen Lane,

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to the following areas!

Ethics Fundamentals
Track Chairs: Elya Joffe, and Pieter Botman,

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
Track Chairs: Don Gotterbarn, and Steven Pearce,

7. Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Science, Technology and Engineering
8. Ethics and Emerging Technologies (biotechnology, nanotechnology, cognitive science, and robotics)
9. Ethics and Risk Management & Risk Communication
10. Ethics and Information & Communication Technology
11. Ethics and Computing and Software Engineering
12. Ethics and Energy Systems
13. Ethics and Biometrics

Ethics, Morality, Law and Culture
Track Chairs: David Silver, and John Jenness,

14. Ethics and Law & Regulation
15. Ethics and Technology Policy
16. Ethics and a World of Diverse Cultures
17. Ethics and the Culture of Science and Engineering
18. Ethics and Professional Societies (including Codes of Ethics)
19. Ethics and Compliance in Corporations
20. Ethics and Intellectual Property

Ethics, Society and Environment
Track Chairs: Bob Gill, and Winnie Lai-Fong,

21. Ethics and Social Issues (gender & ethnic diversity, peace studies, social justice, humanitarian engineering)
22. Ethics and Public Safety, Health and Welfare
23. Ethics and its Practice: ethics of a community versus individual ethics
24. Ethics and Environmental Concerns
25. Ethics and Sustainable Development

Ethics and Education
Track Chairs: David G Michelson, and Craig Scratchley,

26. Ethics and Accreditation/Certification
27. Ethics and Young Researchers
28. Ethics and Education for Engineers and Scientists

Formal Paper and Session Formats!

  • An individual paper presentation of 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.

Commercial or promotional papers are not acceptable.

Important Dates!

  • Abstracts for individual papers (500 words), Posters (500 words), Special Paper Session Proposals, and,
  • Panel proposals, Tutorial proposals, and Workshop proposals are due:  (Sunday) January 3, 2016.

Abstract Submission via EasyChair.

  • Notification of Acceptance: (Sunday) January 24, 2016.
  • Final Paper Manuscripts for the Symposium Proceedings: (Sunday) February 28, 2016.
  • Conference: Friday, 13 and Saturday, 14 May 2016, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown