To be announced soon.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
We invite you to submit abstracts for the Second Annual International
Conference on Responsible Innovation organized by the Netherlands
Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). NWO has launched an
interdisciplinary research program that brings together researchers from
ethics, applied science and the social and behavior sciences in research
projects that aim at designing solutions to urgent societal problems.
We encourage submissions from an interdisciplinary spectrum, including but
not limited to philosophers, engineers, natural scientists, social
scientists, and those involved in public or private policymaking.
You can submit short abstracts for a paper or a poster session using the
online submission form on the conference website.
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
5pm on Monday, 10th September 2012 (Amsterdam time). Abstracts will be
blind-reviewed and applicants will be advised in writing about whether
their offer has been accepted on 22 October 2012.
Each year, a selection of the finest papers presented at the conference
will be published in a new Springer series entitled “Responsible
Innovation”. Further instructions on participation will follow in due
course on the conference website.
SUITABLE TOPICS INCLUDE:
Medical technology and biomedical research
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Military technology and cyberwarfare
Sustainable food and water
Smart grids and biofuels
Biodiversity and animal production
Law, ethics, and development
The Internet of Things
10 Sept 2012 — abstract submission deadline
22 Oct 2012 — authors advised of outcome
We especially invite submissions from contributors from developing
countries, who may be eligible for a scholarship in order to cover travel
Since 2008, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has
funded the thematic Responsible Innovation research programme, abbreviated
to “MVI” from the Dutch “Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Innoveren”. For
details see the programme website:
The Responsible Innovation programme involves research into the ethical
and societal aspects of new technologies (e.g. ICT, nanotechnology,
biotechnology and brain sciences) and of changes in technological systems
(e.g. energy, transport, agriculture and water). The programme’s objective
is to help ensure that technological and scientific advances become
properly embedded in society. To this end the funded projects not only
result in scholarly analysis and an understanding of a particular problem,
but subsequently also lead to a ‘design perspective’.
Research within the Responsible Innovation programme is highly
inter-disciplinary. It involves close collaboration between researchers
in such diverse fields as ethics, social science, law, economics, applied
science and engineering – as well as innovative, design-oriented and
policy-relevant. The programme has an explicitly proactive dimension.
Right from the start, research, development and design incorporate
relevant ethical and societal aspects. This allows researchers to
make a genuine contribution to responsible innovation.
Besides Dutch innovation projects the programme also emphatically
involves innovation projects in other countries or parts of the world, in
The second annual Responsible Innovation conference will be held in The
Hague, the Netherlands, on 13-14 December 2012. This two-day conference will
bring together researchers from the humanities, social sciences and
science/technology from around the world, to exchange ideas for mutual
benefit and to forge new inter-disciplinary and international research
partnerships. The programme will include two keynote presentations -
invited speakers to be announced – and a special policy relevance panel
as well as 30 contributed paper slots and 15 poster presentations drawn
from this call for papers.
MVI PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Professor Jeroen van den Hoven (Chair; Delft University of Technology)
Professor Bert-Jaap Koops (Tilburg University)
Dr. Kees Linse (Board Technology Foundation STW)
Dr. Henny Romijn (Eindhoven University of Technology)
Professor Tsjalling Swierstra (Maastricht University)
CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
Professor Jeroen van den Hoven (Delft University of Technology)
Mr. Job Timmermans (Delft University of Technology)
Mrs. Henneke Filiz-Piekhaar (Delft University of Technology)