Philosophy meets Internet Engineering: Ethics in Networked Systems Research (Oxford)

Aim of the workshop

  • An interdisciplinary-disciplinary approach will allow people from the different fields to educate each other and reflect on practices in order to further understanding
  • To discuss and reflect on hypothetical scenarios of Internet engineering and research projects where ethical implications are unclear or complex.
  • Inter-disciplinary reasoning will be supported by a draft set of ethical guidelines for networked systems research, which will be improved using the results of the workshop in preparation for the full day workshop on ethics in networked systems research at the ACM SIGCOMM 2015 Conference in London on 21 August 2015,
  • Start the process of (voluntary) co-authorship for:
    • A conference paper,
    • A policy white paper,
    • Possible co-authorship of a peer-reviewed academic paper, to be commenced after the summer.

Participants:

Oxford

Prof. Ian Brown – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Dr Joss Wright – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Ben Zevenbergen – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Prof. Luciano Floridi – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Prof. Julian Savulescu – Uehiro Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
Carissa Veliz – Uehiro Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
Dr Hannah Maslen – Uehiro Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
Dr Anders Sandberg – Future of Humanity Institute, Martin School, University of Oxford
Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Dr Brent Mittelstadt – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
James Williams – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Corinne Cath – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Danit Gal – Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

UK

Prof. Jon Crowcroft – Computer Science, University of Cambridge
Stef van Grieken – Google.org & Internal Ethics Board
Dr Steven Murdoch –  Computer Science at University College London.
Dr Thanassis Tiropanis – Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
Dr Arjuna Sathiaseelan – Computer Science, University of Cambridge
Sean Legassick – Datamage, London

EU

Suzanne Leijten – De Brauw, Blackstone, Westbroek, Amsterdam
Dr Mathieu Cunche – Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon
Arturo Filasto – TOR Project, Rome
Chris Detweiler – Interactive Intelligence Group, TU Delft

US

Meredith Whittaker – Measurement Lab/Google Research
Jordan McCarthy – Open Technology Institute
Peter Boothe – Google Research

Ben Zevenbergen