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IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology, ETHICS’2016

18-20 March 2016
Vancouver, British Columbia

With the evolution of science, technology and engineering, ethical problems often arise. Ethics and ethical conduct have become a critical issue in the 21st Century. Scientists, technologists and engineers of all ages, students as well as senior professionals, encounter ethical challenges in their professional and personal lives. Are ethics and morals the same? Are ethics and laws consistent? Could professional ethics in one discipline conflict with ethical conduct of another discipline? Should ethics be sacrificed for global “competitiveness”?

Ethical conduct has global and cultural perspectives. Could unethical conduct in one culture be acceptable in another? Are there principles that could be considered as valid through all cultures? Could we claim that the fundamental bases of ethics are independent of our origins?

Many of these questions (and many others) were discussed at ETHICS’2014, the first IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology.

The 2014 Symposium offered a rich scientific program of highest quality with speakers from all over the world and will bring together scientists, engineers, ethicists and practitioners from different disciplines to discuss questions and concerns related to ethics in science, technology, and engineering, both from a scientific point of view and from a social or individual aspect, including global, multicultural perspectives. With over 200 submissions and 100 accepted papers (50% acceptance rate) and patrons ranging from Boeing, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and several others, the IEEE ETHICS’2014 Symposium was a great success.

Building upon the success of the IEEE ETHICS‘2014, theIEEE Ethics Symposium Steering Committee is now planning the IEEE ETHICS’2016 Symposium, hosted by the IEEE Vancouver Section in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 18-20 March 2016 in cooperation with the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia .

Additional information may be requested from:

ETHICS’2016 General Co-Chairs:
Dave Michelson
e-mail: davem@ece.ubc.ca
and
Ljiljana Trajkovic
e-mail: ljilja@cs.sfu.ca

or

Charles Rubenstein
ETHICS’2016 Executive Chair and
Chairman, Steering Committee of the
IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology
e-mail: c.rubenstein@ieee.org