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6-7 July 2001

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  • Proceedings International Symposium on Technology and Society

    Publication Year: 2001
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  • "Star Wars" revisited-a continuing case study in ethics and safety-critical software

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):51 - 60
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    Safety-critical software is a core topic in courses on "ethics and computing" or "computers and society," as well as in software engineering courses. The Reagan-era Strategic Defense initiative (SDI) was the focus of a great deal of technical argument relating to design and testing of safety-critical software. Most of today's students have no familiarity with the substance of the SDI arguments. Ho... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 263
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  • Ethical issues with target marketing on the Internet

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):105 - 113
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    The popularity of the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW) heightens the issue of target marketing and the vulnerability of some segments. There is an ethical concern that the ability to accurately target market certain segments that are deemed vulnerable allows these groups to be exploited by marketers. This paper explores ethical issues related to target marketing to vulnerable groups on the Intern... View full abstract»

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  • Russian technology and highly educated personnel on the modern American market

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):95 - 104
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    The economic and social aspects of the Russian technology and manpower transfer to the American market are under research. While analysing the direct and indirect forms of the work of the Russian highly educated personnel for American companies, main case studies are made in software industry. The stimulus for the Russian personnel's direct outflow to the American labor market (produced both by Ru... View full abstract»

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  • An existentialist ethic of technological application and assessment in medicine

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):87 - 91
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    Medical technology should preserve meaning before prolonging life. It is a matter of justice that technological interventions into circumstances of unavoidable suffering should preserve and facilitate a better understanding of meaning in suffering or alleviate suffering even through hastened death. A longer life is not necessarily a better life. Because of the advancements in medical technology, c... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching business/IT ethics

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):13 - 18
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    This paper describes the research and conclusions regarding adding an ethics course to a business/technology oriented masters program. The status of various codes of ethics and the incorporation of such codes into the business and academic world is discussed. Established collage ethics courses and the government propensity to regulate social change are discussed. The decision not to add the course... View full abstract»

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  • Ethical and social issues criteria in academic accreditation. Infusion of ethics and social issues throughout engineering, scientific and technical curricula

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):82 - 86
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    At present, Technical Curriculum deals with the study of Science and its application. The acquisition and application of scientific knowledge and techniques to various fields such as industry, agriculture, medicine, health care, transport, housing, defense etc., should result in a technology that would meet the needs and comforts to all the people of the country. Science and technology must have t... View full abstract»

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  • The role of discourses in multidisciplinarity

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 12
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    This paper deals with the role of discourses and dialogues in multidisciplinary processes and their relation to engineering education. Discourses are an effective method in shaping multidisciplinary dialogues. Awareness of multidisciplinary reflection is growing due to two effects: Increasing specialization of the engineering disciplines and increasing impact of technology on daily life. Many engi... View full abstract»

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  • Humanities and social sciences in engineering education-postwar to postmodern and beyond

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):73 - 81
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    The impact of EC2000 on the humanities/social sciences (HSS) component of engineering curricula concerns both engineering and HSS faulty members. This paper reviews how the events of the last fifty years have affected the role of the HSS in engineering education. After World War II a strong effort was made to strengthen the scientific basis of the undergraduate engineering curriculum to better pre... View full abstract»

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  • Ethics, law and technology: a case study in computer-mediated communication

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):125 - 134
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    The Internet poses particular challenges to traditional legal methods of regulating online behavior. Some theorists argue that the Internet is capable of collective self-regulation that provides reasonable protection to activities occurring on the global net. Others respond that while the social norms that create the basis of collective self-regulation do provide real constraint in cyberspace, sof... View full abstract»

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  • Ethics education for engineers: an industry perspective

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):149 - 152
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    Lockheed Martin Corporation has ethics as its number one value. It involves every element of our business, our relationships and goes beyond just the letter of the law. It is about doing what is right. It is certainly about compliance and meeting out commitments. It is also about providing an environment where employees can be the most productive, innovative, supported, able to fully focus on cust... View full abstract»

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  • Ethical and legal issues related to emerging technologies: reconsidering faculty roles and technical curricula in a new environment

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):203 - 209
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    As emerging technologies are integrated into university courses and curricula, it is important for faculty to monitor and reflect upon the ethical and legal challenges that accompany these technologies and the new environments they help create. Contemporary epistemology has altered our conception of language, bringing about recognition of a moral imperative-that communication in technical and prof... View full abstract»

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  • Curriculum issues and controversies in computer ethics instruction

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):41 - 50
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    This paper examines two controversial issues currently associated with computer ethics instruction. First, the question whether computer ethics courses should be taught by philosophy faculty or by computer science faculty is considered, and arguments advanced by proponents on each side of the debate are critically analyzed. We then consider controversies surrounding the implementation of certain &... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering professionalism and the imperative of sustainable development

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):168 - 176
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    This paper articulates preliminary foundations for a philosophy of engineering ethics grounded in the two principles of professionalism and sustainable development. These two grand themes, moreover, answer to the demands of the ABET 2000 criteria and the fulfilment of such proclamations as the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Statement on sustainable Development Education and the W... View full abstract»

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  • Applying ABET Engineering Criteria 2000 to a German Electrical Engineering program

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):226 - 231
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    The Electrical Engineering program of the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) entered the ABET evaluation procedure for advanced-level programs in 1999. The Pre-Visit was held in May 1999, the ABET Main Visit took place in December 2000. The Karlsruhe EE program is the first engineering program outside the US which is evaluated according to the new criteria EC2000. The results are supposed to demons... View full abstract»

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  • A conceptual framework for teaching Internet ethics

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):67 - 70
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    The author argues that teaching Internet and computer ethics requires an approach that focuses primarily on the different social, economic, and cultural roles of the internet, and on the effects of new information technology on our understanding of important concepts like privacy, property, and justice. Particular issues, the author believes, can best be addressed in the context of this discussion View full abstract»

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  • Professional issues in software engineering curricula: case studies on ethical decision making

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):252 - 261
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    The development of the Internet and the World Wide Web presents both Information Systems professionals and business managers with many new ethical problems. It is therefore, necessary to teach students about professional issues. This paper looks at how Professional Issues entered the Higher Education curriculum during the last decade. In particular we present the experience gained within the Schoo... View full abstract»

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  • The problem of changing values in managerial development through open education and distance learning programs for the organizational postmodernity

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):197 - 199
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    The purpose of this paper is to analyze, starting from a scheme of some variables at macro and micro levels, which influence the determination of trends towards the changing of values in managerial training and development. It also analyzes future implications to the increasing demands of an organizational environment every time more complex and uncertain. The technological revolution is already m... View full abstract»

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  • What is the key to globalisation? [social aspects of automation]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):117 - 124
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    In a five-year period, between 1993 and 1998, the number of Internet sites grew 200-fold. Accordingly, there are now an estimated 304 million global Internet users, an increase of 78 percent from 1999. Another appreciable trend is who is using the Internet and from where. Recently released research found that the United States and Canada now account for less than 50 percent of total user growth. T... View full abstract»

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  • Bridging the cultural chasm: Improving collaboration and cooperation between the computer and social sciences

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):19 - 27
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    This paper examines the cultural chasm between computer scientists and social scientists and suggests ways and benefits of closer interaction and possible collaboration. Specifically, it presents exploratory research on the attitudes of computer scientists concerning the need for social research in computer system design, the efficacy of social science and the utility of social scientists in this ... View full abstract»

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  • Technical authority in the media: public debate on the Strategic Defense Initiative

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):137 - 144
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    In this paper, I will examine the role of technical authorities in the US news media debate about the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) in the mid-1980's. I argue that individuals either appropriated or attacked technical authority as suited the individual's political views. In the first section, I show that although scientists opposed to SDI attacked both its technical and strategic wisdom, prop... View full abstract»

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  • All this and engineering too: history of accreditation requirements for nontechnical curriculum content in U.S. Engineering Education 1933-2000

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):155 - 161
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    A concern for the non-technical side of engineering education has been a part of the accreditation process in the U. S. since the founding of the Engineering Council for Professional Development (ECPD) in 1932. The first accreditation policy published in 1933 left the specific criteria for curriculum content up to the discretion of the members of the accrediting panel. In 1955, a minimum of one-ha... View full abstract»

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  • Shaping the future of American university education: conceiving engineering a liberal art

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):213 - 220
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    Students can no longer be expected to learn how to solve problems in a precisely defined area of engineering but need to be prepared to situate these problems into multiple settings. Conceiving engineering as a liberal art indicates that engineering knowledge is required not only for a specialized career path but also increasingly important for active participation in citizenship. This idea challe... View full abstract»

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  • On subjectivity in focal engineering

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):177 - 184
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    The concept of focal engineering is discussed as a means of taking institutional care for the impact of engineering technologies on the lifeworld. The individual focal engineer is presented as moving into the intersubjective conversation of the lifeworld from out of her/his authentic subjectivity. The engineering enterprise is considered as a contextual phenomenon, including three contextual layer... View full abstract»

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