CFP: International Conference on Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry 2023 (CEPE 2023)

Submission deadline: December 1, 2022

Conference date(s):
May 16, 2023 - May 18, 2023

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Conference Venue:

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, United States

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Extended Abstracts due: December 1, 2022

CEPE (Computer Ethics—Philosophical Enquiry) is a leading international conference. It has played a significant role in defining the field since its first event in 1997. CEPE is held biennially and is organized by INSEIT (the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology). For CEPE 2023, the conference theme will be on ethics, values, and freedoms, especially as they are expressed in human-AI interactions.

We invite submissions of extended abstracts for individual papers and proposals for symposia. Submissions on any topic on digital technologies are welcome, but, in keeping with the conference theme, we specifically encourage submissions on:

  • AI and social media
  • AI Ethics
  • AI in the military and warfare
  • Algorithmic bias
  • Cyberharassment
  • Cybersecurity and warfare
  • Democracy and political implications of AI use
  • Ethical and equity impacts of cybersecurity resulting from a lack of security
  • Ethical aspects of human-robot interaction
  • Ethics of AI applications in medicine, education, transportation, and other fields
  • Information access and search engines and other related topics.
  •  Privacy and user rights
  •  Technology access and justice  
  • Unintentional ethical and equity impacts of cybersecurity stemming from strong security implementations
  • User-centered design and user experience
  • and other topics related to risk, cybersecurity, securitization, internet studies, and the internet of things.

In order to facilitate more participation in the conference, we plan to offer an online-only, virtual part of the conference program on May 24, 2023.

Presenters can choose which version of the conference (in-person or virtual) they would like to be considered for. Spots for the virtual component will be limited. 


Extended abstracts and proposals for symposia shall be submitted via Easychair by November 16, 2022.

Individual Papers:
Submissions should be prepared for blind review; please provide an extended abstract of 1000-1500 words; and provide a short abstract of 150-200 words suitable for inclusion in the conference program.

Proposals should indicate the title of the proposed symposium, a description of the topic (500-800 words); the list of participants, and the number of slots required. A regular time slot for a symposium session is typically 90 minutes. In exceptional cases, two slots may be available for a symposium.

Vivian Weil Best Paper Award:

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions is pleased to announce the Vivian Weil Best Paper Award. All papers submitted for the upcoming CEPE conference are eligible for this award. Submissions should interpret or address important issues in the broad areas of engineering and technology ethics. This award honors the scholarship and contributions to the field of applied and professional ethics of Dr. Vivian Weil.

Submissions will be evaluated on (1) originality, (2) clarity and consistency of thought and (3) style and presentation, and (4) advancement of knowledge. Single and co-authored works are accepted as are works from students, faculty, and professionals. Applications may only be submitted for award consideration once. The winner will receive a certificate and a $500 cash award.

Important Dates:
Extended abstracts and symposia proposals due: December 1, 2022.

Reviews due: January 31, 2023

Paper and symposia acceptance/rejection: February 5, 2023

Final full paper due: April 1, 2023

Conference: May 16-18, 2023

Virtual conference: May 24, 2023

For attendees interested in also attending the IEEE-Ethics 2023 conference to be held in Purdue, IN, on May 18-20th, 2023, we are looking into providing a chartered bus for individuals attending both events.

Full Papers:
Upon acceptance of the extended abstracts, full papers of 5,000-7,000 words are invited for submission (and for inclusion in the conference proceedings). Note that the submission of full papers is not mandatory, but it is required if you would like to have it considered for publication in one of the relevant journals.

We plan to publish the conference proceedings in the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS).

Please submit all abstracts via EasyChair.

Organizers: The conference is co-hosted by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions and the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education. CEPE is a leading international conference that has played a significant role in defining the field, and is held biennially. It is organized by INSEIT in collaboration with the Ionian University Research Team, IHRC (Information: History, Regulation, and Culture).

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