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Ethical issues in ubiquitous computing—three technology assessment studies revisited


Hilty, Lorenz (2015). Ethical issues in ubiquitous computing—three technology assessment studies revisited. In: Kinder-Kurlanda, Katharina; Ehrwein Nihan, Céline. Ubiquitous Computing in the Workplace. Cham: Springer, 45-60.

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This paper discusses ethical issues in ubiquitous (or pervasive) computing from the perspective of the general discourse on ethics in computing, which started in the 1970s, two decades before the “ubicomp” vision emerged. The IFIP “Human Choice and Computers” conferences are used as points of reference for the general computing ethics discourse, and three technology as-sessment projects related to the ubicomp vision serve as a (nonrepresentative) sample of documents from the discussion of ethical issues in a ubicomp world. Revisiting these studies from the general computing ethics point of view shows that the basic issues have persisted, but ubicomp has added new aspects that were not anticipated in the earlier discourse.

Abstract

This paper discusses ethical issues in ubiquitous (or pervasive) computing from the perspective of the general discourse on ethics in computing, which started in the 1970s, two decades before the “ubicomp” vision emerged. The IFIP “Human Choice and Computers” conferences are used as points of reference for the general computing ethics discourse, and three technology as-sessment projects related to the ubicomp vision serve as a (nonrepresentative) sample of documents from the discussion of ethical issues in a ubicomp world. Revisiting these studies from the general computing ethics point of view shows that the basic issues have persisted, but ubicomp has added new aspects that were not anticipated in the earlier discourse.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:27 Mar 2015 15:41
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 19:11
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Number:333
ISSN:2194-5357
ISBN:978-3-319-13451-2 (P) 978-3-319-13452-9 (E)
Additional Information:The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13452-9_4
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13452-9_4
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:11626

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