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Ethical Governance of Emerging Technologies Development

Ethical Governance of Emerging Technologies Development
Author(s)/Editor(s): Fernand Doridot (Centre for Ethics, Technics and Society (CETS), ICAM of Lille, FRANCE), Penny Duquenoy (Middlesex University, UK), Philippe Goujon (Laboratory for Ethical Governance of Information Technology ,Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Belgium), Aygen Kurt (Middlesex University and LSE, UK), Sylvain Lavelle (Institut Catholique des Arts et Métiers of Lille, France), Norberto Patrignani (Universita' Cattolica di Milano, Italy), Stephen Rainey (Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix, Belgium) and Alessia Santuccio (Universita' Cattolica di Milano, Italy)
Copyright: ©2013
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3670-5
ISBN13: 9781466636705
ISBN10: 146663670X
EISBN13: 9781466636712


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The more integrated technology becomes in our everyday lives and businesses, the more vital it grows that its applications are utilized in an ethical and appropriate way.

Ethical Governance of Emerging Technologies Development combines multiple perspectives on ethical backgrounds, theories, and management approaches when implementing new technologies into an environment. Understanding the ethical implications associated with utilizing new advancements in technology is useful for professionals, researchers, and graduate students interested in this growing area of research.

Author's/Editor's Biography

Fernand Doridot (Ed.)
Fernand Doridot. Born 1972. Engineer (graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, 1995), and PHD in Epistemology and History of Science (Mathematics), University of Nantes, 2003. Professor and researcher in epistemology, philosophy and ethics at ICAM (engineering school) and CETS (Centre for Ethics, Technology and Society) within the Polytechnicum of Lille, France. He has been involved over the past years in several European research projects funded by FP6 and FP7 (The Cultured Engineer, EGAIS) and in one French research project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Parthage). His current research areas are: public debates on technical and scientific projects, philosophy of engineering, ethical governance of nanotechnology. He is also an expert for ANSES (French National Agency for Sanitary Safety) on the topic of nanomaterials.

Penny Duquenoy (Ed.)
Dr. Penny Duquenoy has a first degree in Philosophy from the School of Cognitive and Computing Science at Sussex University, UK, and a Ph.D. in Internet Ethics. She is a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University, London. Penny has been an active researcher in the field of Computer Ethics for a number of years, with more than 30 publications on the ethical implications of ICT. Key areas of research are the ethical implications of intelligent technologies in everyday life (described as ‘Ambient Intelligence’ in European Union research) and medical informatics. She has acted as an expert ethics evaluator for the European Commission (Information Society and Media Directorate-General) and given invited presentations on ethics and ambient technologies at EU level and internationally. She is Chair of IFIP Working Group 9.2 (Computers and Social Accountability), member of IFIP Special Interest Group 9.2.2 “Taskforce on Ethics”, and Manager of the British Computer Society Ethics Forum.

Philippe Goujon (Ed.)
Philippe Goujon. Doctor of Philosophy (1993) Habilité à diriger des recherches - director of the Legit in Namur University (Laboratory for ethical Governance of information Technology). He has authored numerous articles on artificial life, self-organization, thermodynamics, the complexity, biotechnology, genomics and also the connection between science, techniques, education and culture. He authored books about the auto-organisation concept and about the ethics of technology. He is a partner in three European funded research projects the ETICA project (Ethical Issues of Emerging ICT Applications), the EGAIS project (the Ethical GovernAnce of emergIng technologies) and CONSIDER project (Civil Society OrgaNisationS In Designing rEsearch goveRnance). He is an expert in the Goldenworker European project. He will coordinate the GREAT European project (Governance of REsponsible innovATion) and be partner in the Responsibility European project. He co-directs the IDEGOV project for the CIGREF Foundation. His research fields concerns the history and philosophy of science, epistemology and ethics of computing technologies, the governance theories and internet governance issues. He is in charge of the ethical training for the European Commission. He is an expert for the European Commission.

Aygen Kurt (Ed.)
Aygen Kurt has a PhD in Innovation Studies from the University of East London (UEL), UK where she studied as a Jean Monnet scholar partially funded by the European Commission. She is currently a visiting researcher at Middlesex University (UK) and also working as a research development manager at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the UK. She has background in Political Science and Public Administration (BSc) and Science and Technology Policy Studies (MSc). As a researcher in the Ethical Governance of Emerging Technologies (EGAIS) Project’s consortium (a project that received grants from the EC’s 7th Framework Programme, Science in Society scheme), on behalf of the Middlesex University, she was involved in co-researching and coordinating the empirical data collection stages and researching on ethical/social implications and governance of technological development process. She has experience in teaching at UEL in the European Studies of Society, Science and Technology (ESST) Masters programme (; and in Information Technology, Communication and Sociology undergraduate courses on Regulation of ICTs; New Technologies and Society; Innovation Theory; and Work and Organisation in an Information Age. Her research interests include European Union’s research and innovation policy with a particular interest on information society and its technologies; innovation systems; governance of innovation; social and political aspects of new technologies; and science and technology integration at supra/national levels.

Sylvain Lavelle (Ed.)
Sylvain Lavelle has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Paris- Sorbonne (2000) and has also studied political science and natural sciences. After two years as an assistant at Sorbonne (1998-2000), he has taught philosophy, epistemology and ethics in the department of humanities of an engineering school (ICAM Lille). He is currently working at ICAM-Paris and is Director of the Center for Ethics, Technology and Society (CETS) and an associate researcher at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales(EHESS-GSPR). Sylvain Lavelle has been involved over the past years in several research projects funded by the European Commission (TRUSTNET, COWAM, EGAIS) and the French National Research Agency (PARTHAGE). He is the author of several books, including Science, technologie et éthique (Ellipses, Paris, 2006) and of many articles, chapters and research documents. His research program, entitled "Dialectical Investigations", has led him to explore the theme of "Post-dialogical thinking" in a critical stance towards proceduralism in Habermas and Latour in particular.

Norberto Patrignani (Ed.)
Norberto Patrignani is Senior Associate Lecturer of "Computer Ethics" at Graduate School of Politecnico di Torino, where also collaborates with I3P (Innovative Enterprise Incubator of the Politecnico di Torino), Expert for the EU Commission, Directorate General Science & Society and European Research Council (ERC) and Lecturer of “ICT & Information Society" at Catholic University of Milano. From 1999 to 2004 he was Senior Research Analyst with META Group (Stamford, USA). From 1974 to 1999 worked at Olivetti's Research & Development (Ivrea, Italy). He graduated (summa cum laude) in Computer Science at University of Torino and in Electronics (magna cum laude) from "Montani" Institute of Technology (Fermo, Italy). He is frequently speaker at international conferences, published many articles in international journals and several books on the subjects of responsible innovation and computer ethics.

Stephen Rainey (Ed.)
Dr. Stephen Rainey has a First Class honours degree and a Master's degree with distinction in philosophy. He obtained his PhD entitled 'A Pragmatic Conception of Rationality' in 2008 from Queen's University, Belfast. He has published articles on topics related to the philosophy of language, group identity, ethics, governance and ICTs, understanding and rationality. Dr. Rainey is a researcher in FP7-funded research projects ETICA, EGAIS and CONSIDER. These projects have involved philosophical treatments of ethics, ICTs, governance and policy, European identity and the role of the citizenry in knowledge societies. His present interests include the philosophy of technology, AI and identity, and the challenges of policy-making. He acts as a consultant to the ethics sector of the European Commission.

Alessia Santuccio (Ed.)
Alessia Santuccio holds a PhD in Economics of Communication. For more than 6 years, she was involved in research dealing with organisational and information technology (IT) innovation. As a member of the Catholic University's team, she acted as the vice-project manager for the EGAIS (the Ethical GovernAnce of emergIng technologies) project and contributed to it with her experience in managing large EU funded projects and in analysing the impact of information technologies on organisations.


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