1999 - 2018



The ICIE was created in 1999 by Rafael Capurro. It began as a small group of friends and colleagues but very quickly developed into an international and intercultural platform including a community of over 300 members from all over the world.  In 2001 a cooperation agreement was set up with the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany) which provided a new design for the website as well as management support. ICIE organises and co-organises symposia since 2001/2002 and publishes a book series in cooperation with W. Fink Verlag, Munich-Paderborn (Germany). Since 2004 ICIE publishes the International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE)

ICIE is run by Jared Bielby (Canada) and Rachel Fischer (South Africa) since 2018 hosted at https://www.i-c-i-e.org/



Last Update: July 31, 2017

  1. ICIE / IRIE
  2. Awards / Nominations
  3. Publications
  4. Meetings / Events
  5. Videos

1. ICIE / IRIE  

ICIE Series ed. by Rafael Capurro and Thomas Hausmanninger (Fink Verlag, Munich)
International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE)
  • Reputation in the Cyberworld (Guest Editor: Michael Eldred) (19/2013)
  • Cyber warfare (Guest Editors: Francesca Vidal and Jürgen Altmann) (20/2013)
  • The Digital Future of Education (Guest Editors: Johannes Britz and Michael Zimmer) (21/2014)
  • Ethics for the Internet of Things (Guest Editors: Hektor Haarkötter and Felix Weil) (22/2014)
  • Global Citizenship (Guest Editor: Jared Bielby) (23/2015)
  • Ethics of Big Data (Guest Editors: Klaus Wiegerling, Michael Nerurkar and Christian Wadephul) (24/2016)
  • Ethics for Indian Cybertariats (Guest Editors: T V Gopal, Anthony Lobo, Pavan Duggal) (25/2016)
  • Information Ethics from a Marxian Perspective (Guest Editors: Marco Schneider and Ricardo Pimenta) (26/2017)
  • Ethics Issues of Networked Toys (Guest Editors: Juliet Lodge and Daniel Nagel) (27/2017) (Call for Papers)

2. Awards / Nominations 

ANIEversary Awards at the 10th ANIE Conference organized by theAfrican Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE), Pretoria, South Africa, February 21-23, 2017.
ANIE Africa Network for Information Ethics Awards 2014. During the 4th ANIE International Conference on Information Ethics organized by theACEIE (African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics, University of Pretoria, South Africa) that took place on July 2-4, 2014 in Kampala (Uganda) two ANIE academic awards were presented one to Prof. Constant Okello-Obura, University of Makarere (Uganda)and the second one to Prof. Dennis Ngong Ocholla, University of Zululand (South Africa) for their outstanding support of Information Ethics. The award for political commitment to Information Ethics in Africa was presented to Mr Jaco du Toit, Adviser in Communication and Information, UNESCO Nairobi Cluster Office. A Special ANIE Award for a decade of contribution to Information Ethics was also presented to Prof. Rafael Capurro.

3. Publications 


Handbook of Ethics, Values, and Technological Design. Sources, Theory, Values and Application Domains edited by Jeroen van den Hoven, Pieter Vermaas and Ibo van de Poel (The Netherlands 2017).
ICIL 2016 7th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics. Broadening the Horizons of Information Law and Ethics. A Time of Inclusion edited by Maria Bottis and Eugenia Alexandropoulou (Thessaloniki: The University of Macedonia Press 2017).


2016 Cybersecurity Report: Are we ready in Latin America and the Caribbean? by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), 2016.
Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems by IEEE.
Facebook-Gesellschaft by Roberto Simanowski, Berlin 2016.
Handbuch Medien- und Informationsethik by Jessica Heesen (ed.) 2016.
Information Cultures in the Digital Age: A Festschrift in Honor of Rafael Capurro edited by Matthew Kelly & Jared Bielby, 2016.
Perspectives on Big Data, Ethics, and Society report prepared by Jacob Metcalf, Emily F. Keller, and danah boyd, Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society, 2016.
Privacy, Security and Accountability. Ethics, Law and Policy edited by Adam D. Moore, London 2016.
Security for the Digital World Within an Ethical Framework - Digital Enlightenment Series Vol 1 edited by Digital Enlightenment Forum 2016.


The Global Information Technology Report 2015 by The World Economic Forum.
European Data Protection Supervisor Opinion 4/2015: Towards a new digital ethics. Data, dignity and technology by Giovanni Buttarelli, Brussels, 11 September 2015.
The Cloud-Uberveillance A narrative video (3 parts) from Nothing at All, song written by Martin Hale & Greg Barnett & Katina Michael, 2015.
The Onlife Manifesto. Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era ed. by Luciano Floridi, Heidelberg 2015.
Comparative Philosophies in Intercultural Information Ethics, in Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies. by Jared Bielby, Freiburg / Munich 2015.


Curriculum to teach Information Ethics at universities in Africa by Beverley Malan and Coetzee Bester, Pretoria 2014.
Etica multicultural y sociedad en red ed. by Luis Germán Rodríguez L. and Miguel Ángel Pérez Álvarez, Madrid 2014.
Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung in der digital vernetzten Welt ed. by Peter Bittner, Stefan Hügel, Hans-Jörg Kreowski, Dietrich Meyer-Ebrecht and Britta Schinzel, Münster 2014.
Social Media. A critical introduction by Christian Fuchs. London 2014.
Überwachtes Netz. Edward Snowden und der größte Überwachungsskandal der Geschichte ed. by Markus Neckedahl and Andre Meister. Berlin 2014.
Wovon – für wen – wozu? Systemdenken wider die Diktatur der Daten – Wilhelm Steinmüller zum Gedächtnis ed. by Hansjürgen Garstka and Wolfgang Coy, Berlin 2014.

4. Meetings / Events 


Jahrestagung des Netzwerks Medienethik:"Integration durch Medien – Aufgabe oder Auslaufmodell?" München, February 16-17, 2017.
ANIEversary 10th ANIE Conference organized by the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE), Pretoria, South Africa, February 21-23, 2017.
Princeton–Fung Global Forum 2017 “Society 3.0+: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?” Berlin, March 20-21, 2017.
IV International Conference on Media Ethics, University of Seville (Spain), March 23-24, 2017.
Information Ethics Roundtable 2017 Data & Ethics, organized by theSchool of Information Sciences , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, April 21-22, 2017.
Libraries and Archives in the Anthropocene: A Colloquium New York University, New York, May 13-14, 2017.
Conference TILTing Perspectives 2017: 'Regulating a connected world', Tilburg University, The Netherlands, May 17-19, 2017.
III Brazilian Symposium on Information Ethics: USP, Sao Paulo, May 25, 2017.
Ethicomp/CEPE 2017: Values in Emerging Science and Technology, Università degli Studi di Torino (University of Turin), Turin, Italy, June 5-8, 2017.
IS4SI Conference: Digitalization for a Sustainable Society, Chalmers Conference Center, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 12-16, 2017.
ECIS2017: 25th European Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems for a smart, sustainable and inclusive world, Guimarães, Portugal, June 5-10, 2017
IMSCI 2017 The 11th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, July 8-11, 2017.
Indian Cybertariats, IEEE, Bangalore, India, July 29, 2017.
MCCSIS 2017 The 10th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings, Lisbon, Portugal, July 20-22, 2017.


The Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems, an Industry Connections Program of the IEEE Standards Association, Symposium on Ethics of Autonomous Systems (SEAS Europe), World Forum, Churchillplein 10, 2517 JW The Hague, The Netherlands, 28-29 August 2016.
CPDP 2016 Computers, Privacy & Data Protection: [In]Visibilities and Infrastructure, Brussels, 27-29 January 2016.
ICIL 2016 7th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics: Broadening the Horizons of Information Law and Ethics - A Time for Inclusion, Pretoria, South Africa, February 22-23, 2016.
Digital Ethics A Debate organized by the Digital Enlightenment Forum (DEF), March 1, 2016.
III International Conference on Gender and Communication University of Seville, Spain, April 7-8, 2016.
ES 2016 14th International Conference e-Society, Algarve, Portugal, April 9-11, 2016.
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: Universal Access to Knowledge for the Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples, New York, May 11, 2016.
accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg 1. Fachkonferenz: "Face to Interface - Chancen und Risiken einer Internetmoral", Bad Homburg, Germany, June 7, 2016.
CaTaC’16: Culture, Technology, Communication: Common world, different futures? University of West London, UK, June 16-18, 2016.
ICT2016: 9th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings, Madeira, Portugal, July 1-3, 2016.
2nd IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century: Thinking Machines in the Physical World, Melbourne (Australia), July 13-15, 2106.
Dagstuhl Seminar Data, Responsibly, Schloss Dagstuhl (Germany), July 17–22, 2016.
HCC12 The 12th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference, Salford, UK, 7-9 September, 2016.
AoIR 2016 Association of Internet Researchers, Berlin, October 5-8, 2016.
ASIS&T Workshop Advancing Information Ethics and Policy Education: Designing Curriculum for Diverse Contexts (SIG/IEP), Copenhagen, Denmark, October 14, 2016.
International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cyber Security New Delhi, India, November 17-18, 2016.
33 CCC Chaos Computer Club Congress, Hamburg, Germany, December 27-30, 2016.


intelect 2015 IEEE-IEEMA INTELECT Conference and Exposition: connected intellience in electricity of things, Mumbay, India, January 22-24, 2015.
Joint Symposium: Robo-Ethics and "Mind-Body-Schema" of Human and Robot - Challenges for a Better Quality of Life Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and University of Tsukuba (Japan), January 23, 2015.
CONNECTing the Dots: Options for Future Action. Conference on UNESCO's Internet Study: Access, free expression, privacy and ethics. Paris, March 3-4, 2015.
13th International Conference e-Society 2015 Madeira - Portugal, March 14-16, 2015.
III International Conference on Media Ethics School of Communication, University of Seville (Spain), March 24-26, 2015.
Digital Enlightenment Forum 2015 Kilkenny Ireland, March 25-26, 2015.
Information Ethics Roundtable 2015
 University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 9-10, 2015.
We Robot 2015 Fourth Annual Conference on Robotics, Law and Policy. University of Washington School of Law, April 10-11, 2015.
SEC 2014 30th IFIP International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection, Hamburg, Germany, May 26-28, 2015.
13th conference “Culture and Computer Science 2015 – Cross Media”Berlin, Bode Museum, May 28-29, 2015.
International Society for Information Studies: "The information society at the crossroads – response and responsibility of the sciences of information" Vienna, June 3-7, 2015.
CEPE-IACAP 2015 University of Delaware, USA, June 22-25, 2015.
8th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings 2015 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 21 - 23 July 21-23, 2015.
2015 International Tübingen Conference on Ethics: The Value of [In-]Security Universität Tübingen, July 28-30, 2015.
AMCIS 2015 - ICTs in Global Development (SIGGlobDev) Track Blue Ocean Research, Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015.
ETHICOMP 2015 De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, September 7-9, 2015.
IMAM 2015 3rd International Conference on Islamic Applications in Computer Science and Technologies, Konya, Turkey, October 1-3, 2015.
ICSR 2015 Seventh International Conference on Social Robotics, Paris, October 26-30, 2015.
International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cyber Security New Delhi, India, November 19, 2015.
Standards, Disruptions and Values in Digital Culture and CommunicationECREA DCC Section Conference at the University of Salzburg, Austria, November 26-27, 2015.
First Regional Meeting held in the Dominican Republic to discuss Internet governance and infoethics November 26-27, 2015.
IDE / EMR: "Verantwortung der Internet-Giganten - Brauchen wir eine Politik & Ethik der Algorithmen?". Gemeinsame Tagung des Instituts für Digitale Ethik (IDE) Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart und des Instituts für Europäisches Medienrecht (EMR) e.V., Stuttgart, December 3, 2015.
6th International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society 2015Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, 30 November – 2 December 2015.
ULEPICC 2015 VIII Encuentro Internacional de Investigadores y Estudiosos de la Información y la Comunicación (ICOM 2015) y IX Congreso Internacional Unión Latina de la Economía Política de la Información, la Comunicación y la Cultura La Habana, Cuba, December 7 - 11, 2015.
Responsibility and Resistance: Ethics in Mediatized Worlds International Conference, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, December 10-11, 2015.

5. Videos  

Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA): Dialogreihe Mobilität von morgen. Rafael Capurro im Gespräch mit dem Vorstandsvorsitzenden der Continental AG, Dr. Elmar Degenhart. Moderation: Ines Arland, Berlin, November 29, 2016.
Research Colloquium "Towards an Intercultural Information Ethics Curriculum", University of Alberta, Faculty of Education, School of Library and Information Studies: Jared Bielby, Co-chair of the International Center for Information Ethics, March 2, 2016.

Last update: April 28, 2018

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