[Air-l] CfC - Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives

Soraj Hongladarom hsoraj at chula.ac.th
Tue Apr 5 00:29:38 PDT 2005

Dear all,

Proposals are being called for possible inclusion in the following 
book, which will be published by the Idea-Group, Inc. Thanks a lot 
for your attention.



Submission Deadline: May 31, 2005

Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives
A book edited by Dr. Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
and Prof. Charles Ess, Drury University, USA

Despite the profound disparities of various digital divides, 
information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their products 
continue their dramatic expansion throughout the entire world. Both 
the global reach of the Internet and the forces of globalization more 
broadly are increasingly expanding the use of ICTs in non-Western 
countries - so much so, for example, that there are now as many users 
of the Internet in Asia and the Pacific Rim countries as in North 
America.  Nonetheless, discussions of and scholarship devoted to 
Information Ethics in non-western countries are comparatively recent; 
likewise, discussions of and scholarship devoted to cross-cultural 
approaches to Information Ethics, especially across East-West 
boundaries, are only in their beginning stages. Hence, there is an 
urgent need for investigations into what the non-Western intellectual 
traditions have to say on the various issues in information ethics.

The Overall Objective of the Book
The book is aimed at: 1) introducing the relevant dimensions of 
cultures into the deliberations on computer and information ethics; 
2) contributing to ongoing discussions on information ethics and to 
gathering the best research on the field; 3) equipping practitioners, 
policy makers and various stakeholders in information and computer 
ethics with a heightened sensitivity to cultural concerns; and 4) 
stimulating further discussion and research on the role of cultures 
in issues in information and computer ethics.

The Target Audience
Professionals and researchers working in the field of philosophy, 
cross-cultural studies and information and knowledge management in 
various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication 
sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult 
education, sociology, computer science, information technology. 
Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives and 
policy makers concerned with information ethics in cross-cultural 

Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:

*Comparative perspectives on issues such as privacy, data privacy 
protection, intellectual property rights, the digital divide, etc.
*Theoretical investigations - including philosophical perspectives - 
of information ethics and culture.
*Religious perspectives on information ethics issues - Buddhism, 
Islam, Confucianism, and others, including relevant contrasts with 
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and/or indigenous traditions and their 
correlative impacts on information ethics issues.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 
31, 2005 a 2-5 page proposal clearly explaining the topics, 
approaches, and central claims/conclusions of the proposed chapter, 
including, where relevant, important bibliographic references.  (The 
editors welcome e-mail inquiries about potential proposals, questions 
for clarification, etc., prior to the May 31st deadline.) Authors of 
accepted proposals will be notified by June 30, 2005 about the status 
of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines. Full 
chapters are due to the first editor by September 30, 2005. All 
submitted chapters will be reviewed on a blind review basis. The book 
is scheduled to be published by Idea Group, Inc., www.idea-group.com, 
publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science 
Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea Group Reference 
imprints, in 2006.
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word 
document) or by mail to:

Dr. Soraj Hongladarom
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel. +66(0)2218-4756; Fax +66(0)2218-4755
Email: hsoraj at chula.ac.th

Soraj Hongladarom

Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Tel. +66(0)22 18 47 56; Fax +66(0)22 18 47 55

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