DIMACS Workshop on Design for Values: Ethical, Social and Political Dimensions of Information Technology

February 28 - March 1, 1998
Princeton University, Department of Computer Science

Helen Nisssenbaum, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, helen@princeton.edu
Bernard Chazelle, Computer Science Department, Princeton University
Contact: Sandy Barbu, barbu@cs.princeton.edu
Presented under the auspices of the Special Year on Networks.

The workshop will offer four panel presentations beginning Saturday, February 28 at 9:30 a.m. The final panel will take place Sunday, March 1, 10:00 - 12:00 a.m.

Panels will be organized around the central theme of how computer and information systems are shaped by societal and ethical values, including broadly encompassing values such as fair distribution of goods and power, freedom, autonomy, sovereignty, and privacy as well as more specific human ends such as wealth, efficacy, and rights to free expression, association, private and property.

Panel presenters, representing the fields of computer science, the social sciences, philosophy, and policy studies, will discuss values embedded in specific systems, including but not limited to the net, encryption, security, autonomous agents, educational software, user-interfaces, and the structure of information systems. They may be guided by questions such as:

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