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‘Changing Values, Changing Technologies’ – An International Research Conference

12 October - 13 October

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***Call for abstracts*** Changing Values, Changing Technologies International Research Conference, Delft University of Technology, 12 & 13 October 2021. ***Organizers*** Ibo van de Poel, Anna Melnyk, Steffen Steinert, and Michael Klenk (Delft University of Technology) ***Aims*** The aim of the conference is to present and discuss research on the interrelations of values and technology. Specifically, we aim to explore how novel technological developments lead to changes in moral values and, conversely, how changing…
***Call for abstracts***
 
Changing Values, Changing Technologies

 

International Research Conference, Delft University of Technology, 12 & 13 October 2021.
 

 

***Organizers***

 

Ibo van de Poel, Anna Melnyk, Steffen Steinert, and Michael Klenk (Delft University of Technology)

 

***Aims***

 

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss research on the interrelations of values and technology. Specifically, we aim to explore how novel technological developments lead to changes in moral values and, conversely, how changing moral values affect the developments of new technologies. 
 
***Themes***

 

We envision the following more specific themes for the conference:

 

1. (Historical) case studies of value change and technology
2. The interrelation between value change and technological change
3. Value change, technical progress and moral progress
4. Origins of value change: individual and collective
5. Implications of value change for value sensitive design
6. Methods for studying and anticipating value change

 

***Keynote Speakers***

 

Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech)
Webb Keane (University of Michigan)
Tsjalling Swierstra (Maastricht University)

 

***Format***

 

We invite abstracts (max 500 words) for research presentations. Presentations will be held in parallel sessions. A limited number of travel bursaries will be made available to eligible participants who will present a paper at the conference. 

 

This is the first major conference of the research programme *Design for Changing Values* (www.valuechange.eu), funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

 

We are currently planning to have the conference in Delft. If the situation will change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will update our plans accordingly. 

 

Note that the conference will be held in conjunction with the bi-annual conference of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (https://ethicsandtechnology.eu/4tu-ethics-bac-2021/), which will take place on 14-15 October in the Netherlands. Participants travelling from abroad may take this opportunity to participate in both conferences. 

 

***Timeline***

 

May 15 2021: Deadline for abstract submission
May 31: Decision about acceptance
June 7: Confirmation of participation for chosen presenters
October 12 & 13: Conference 

 

***Submission details***

 

Please submit your abstract via our website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/erc_conference_changing_values_changing_technologies/author. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, incl. notes and references.

 

Please direct any queries related to this call to Michael Klenk at m.b.o.t.klenk@tudelft.nl.

 

We particularly welcome submissions addressing new or underexplored topics, submissions from a variety of philosophical traditions, and submissions of an interdisciplinary nature. We especially encourage submissions from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Venue

TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
Delft, The Netherlands
Delft, South Holland The Netherlands
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***Call for abstracts***
 
Changing Values, Changing Technologies

 

International Research Conference, Delft University of Technology, 12 & 13 October 2021.
 

 

***Organizers***

 

Ibo van de Poel, Anna Melnyk, Steffen Steinert, and Michael Klenk (Delft University of Technology)

 

***Aims***

 

The aim of the conference is to present and discuss research on the interrelations of values and technology. Specifically, we aim to explore how novel technological developments lead to changes in moral values and, conversely, how changing moral values affect the developments of new technologies. 
 
***Themes***

 

We envision the following more specific themes for the conference:

 

1. (Historical) case studies of value change and technology
2. The interrelation between value change and technological change
3. Value change, technical progress and moral progress
4. Origins of value change: individual and collective
5. Implications of value change for value sensitive design
6. Methods for studying and anticipating value change

 

***Keynote Speakers***

 

Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech)
Webb Keane (University of Michigan)
Tsjalling Swierstra (Maastricht University)

 

***Format***

 

We invite abstracts (max 500 words) for research presentations. Presentations will be held in parallel sessions. A limited number of travel bursaries will be made available to eligible participants who will present a paper at the conference. 

 

This is the first major conference of the research programme *Design for Changing Values* (www.valuechange.eu), funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

 

We are currently planning to have the conference in Delft. If the situation will change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will update our plans accordingly. 

 

Note that the conference will be held in conjunction with the bi-annual conference of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (https://ethicsandtechnology.eu/4tu-ethics-bac-2021/), which will take place on 14-15 October in the Netherlands. Participants travelling from abroad may take this opportunity to participate in both conferences. 

 

***Timeline***

 

May 15 2021: Deadline for abstract submission
May 31: Decision about acceptance
June 7: Confirmation of participation for chosen presenters
October 12 & 13: Conference 

 

***Submission details***

 

Please submit your abstract via our website: https://www.aanmelder.nl/erc_conference_changing_values_changing_technologies/author. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, incl. notes and references.

 

Please direct any queries related to this call to Michael Klenk at m.b.o.t.klenk@tudelft.nl.

 

We particularly welcome submissions addressing new or underexplored topics, submissions from a variety of philosophical traditions, and submissions of an interdisciplinary nature. We especially encourage submissions from women and members of underrepresented groups.

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