18.703 call for chapters: Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 08:25:12 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 703.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 07:46:36 +0100
         From: Soraj Hongladarom <hsoraj_at_chula.ac.th>
         Subject: CfC - Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2005

Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives
A book edited by Dr. Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
and Prof. Charles Ess, Drury University, USA

Despite the profound disparities of various digital divides, information
and communication technologies (ICTs) and their products continue their
dramatic expansion throughout the entire world. Both the global reach of
the Internet and the forces of globalization more broadly are increasingly
expanding the use of ICTs in non-Western countries - so much so, for
example, that there are now as many users of the Internet in Asia and the
Pacific Rim countries as in North America. Nonetheless, discussions of and
scholarship devoted to Information Ethics in non-western countries are
comparatively recent; likewise, discussions of and scholarship devoted to
cross-cultural approaches to Information Ethics, especially across
East-West boundaries, are only in their beginning stages. Hence, there is
an urgent need for investigations into what the non-Western intellectual
traditions have to say on the various issues in information ethics.

The Overall Objective of the Book
The book is aimed at: 1) introducing the relevant dimensions of cultures
into the deliberations on computer and information ethics; 2) contributing
to ongoing discussions on information ethics and to gathering the best
research on the field; 3) equipping practitioners, policy makers and
various stakeholders in information and computer ethics with a heightened
sensitivity to cultural concerns; and 4) stimulating further discussion and
research on the role of cultures in issues in information and computer ethics.

The Target Audience
Professionals and researchers working in the field of philosophy,
cross-cultural studies and information and knowledge management in various
disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences,
administrative sciences and management, education, adult education,
sociology, computer science, information technology. Moreover, the book
will provide insights and support executives and policy makers concerned
with information ethics in cross-cultural settings.

Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:

*Comparative perspectives on issues such as privacy, data privacy
protection, intellectual property rights, the digital divide, etc.
*Theoretical investigations - including philosophical perspectives - of
information ethics and culture.
*Religious perspectives on information ethics issues - Buddhism, Islam,
Confucianism, and others, including relevant contrasts with Judaism,
Christianity, Islam, and/or indigenous traditions and their correlative
impacts on information ethics issues.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 31,
2005 a 2-5 page proposal clearly explaining the topics, approaches, and
central claims/conclusions of the proposed chapter, including, where
relevant, important bibliographic references. (The editors welcome e-mail
inquiries about potential proposals, questions for clarification, etc.,
prior to the May 31st deadline.) Authors of accepted proposals will be
notified by June 30, 2005 about the status of their proposals and sent
chapter organizational guidelines. Full chapters are due to the first
editor by September 30, 2005. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
blind review basis. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group,
Inc., www.idea-group.com, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing,
Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea
Group Reference imprints, in 2006.
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
or by mail to:

Dr. Soraj Hongladarom
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel. +66(0)2218-4756; Fax +66(0)2218-4755
Email: hsoraj_at_chula.ac.th

Soraj Hongladarom
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel. +66(0)22 18 47 56; Fax +66(0)22 18 47 55
ASEAN-EU LEMLIFE Project: http://www.asean-eu-lemlife.org/
The 2nd Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference:
Personal: http://pioneer.chula.ac.th/~hsoraj/web/soraj.html
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