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ETICA project will organise the “The Future as we see it: Emerging ICTs and resulting ethical issues” conference on April 13, 2010 in Rovira and Virgili University, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.
The prospect of new and emerging technologies is an exciting one, not least because of the potential developments and improvements they promise to bring to our lives. Enhanced better health, the allure of new forms of friendships, the fight against crime, the potential for better and more accessible education, an improved environment as a result of new technologies; all give a sense of excitement and optimism of what might be. However, this sense of what might be often overshadows the need to critically examine the ethical issues that may result. The conference intends to explore these issues with international scholars who have an interest in emerging technologies and ethical issues.
The conference will be held in conjunction with the ETHICOMP 2010 conference.
More information on the event website.

With inclusion in the information society growing in importance, the Commission has identified the urgent need to clarify ethical issues in order to respect the rights of users and enable thriving markets to develop (June 2007 Commission Communication on Ageing Well in the Information Society and the November 2007 Communication on e-Inclusion). Ethical issues related to inclusion in the information society concern amongst others ICT for healthy and independent living of elderly people, assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, ICT for integration of marginalised young people or migrants. All these themes were discussed in a workshop held in Brussels on 16 March 2009 – the first of a series of three – organised by the eInclusion Unit. Objective of these meetings is to set up criteria for selecting best ethical practices in the field of eInclusion as seen by all stakeholders: industry, research community, civil society, regional authorities, end users. Participation was restricted to speakers and a selected stakeholder and expert panel.

More information here.