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When Jun 30, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021
Where Logroño, Spain
Submission Deadline Dec 21, 2020
Notification Due Feb 8, 2021
Final Version Due Mar 8, 2021

Call For Papers

ETHICOMP 2021: Call for Papers

[New] Normal Technology Ethics: Moving Technology Ethics at the forefront of Society, Organisations and Governments

La Rioja University, Department of Economics and Business (Logroño, Spain), in collaboration with Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Business Management (Tarragona, Spain); Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (De Montfort University, Leicester, UK) and Centre for Business Information Ethics (Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan)

Logroño, Spain
June 30- July 2, 2021

The ETHICOMP series of conferences fosters an international community of scholars and technologists, including computer professionals and business professionals from industry. Since 1995, conferences have been held across Europe and Asia, with our main events coming every 18 months. ETHICOMP considers computer ethics conceived broadly to include philosophical, professional, and practical aspects of the field.
Uncertainty is reaching new heights in our current Society. The digital transformation is accelerating even more due to the pandemic, penetrating into the “digital DNA” of individuals and organisations. For example, using AI to predict the pandemic, tracking systems to manage the spread of the virus, the use of eCommerce to avoid risky personal contacts, videoconferencing to keep family and friend relationships, eLearning to ensure safety when teaching and learning at all levels, teleworking from home, and the key role of digital technologies in the emerging Green New Deal. All of these digital technologies are operating at the core of societal challenges nowadays. A key question is whether ICT ethical concerns are at the forefront of the transformational agenda of the new normal? At ETHICOMP 2021, we especially invite scholarship and profesionals that addresses technological ethical concerns that should be included in the transformational agenda of Society, Organisations and Governments.

Submission Guidelines

Only papers written in English and not published nor submitted elsewhere are eligible for submission. They will be accepted on the basis of an extended abstract after a careful, double-blind review overseen by the Program Committee. Initial submissions should take the form of extended abstracts of 1000-1500 words and no more than 4 pages (references included). Authors can choose to submit either to the general ‘open’ track or to a specific track. All extended abstracts will be published in proceedings with ISBN and, optionally, authors are invited to submit final full papers to be published as a book chapter in the ETHICOMP series (with ISBN). Final papers should not exceed 8000 words. Information about tracks, abstract submisions and paper requirements can be found in conference web page (

Authors may submit more than one abstract but acceptance of multiple proposals by a single author or co-author will be weighed against available space to ensure we can include as many authors as is practical for ETHICOMP 2020. At least one of the authors should register and attend the conference, presenting their paper. Presentations of papers can be done in regular presentations (15’ presentation + 15’ questions & debate) and panels (90’ with up to 6 papers, 5’-10’ presentation + open panel questions & debate).

Important Dates

Call for papers: September 28, 2020
Abstract submission due: December 21, 2020 (*)
Reviews due (accept/accept with changes/reject): February 8, 2021 (*)
Re-submissions due (accept with changes): March 8, 2021
Final reviews due (accept with changes): March 31, 2021
Full papers submission: April 15, 2021
Conference: June 30- July 2, 2021

(*) Authors who need earlier acceptance of their papers for funding or other constraints can submit before November 16, 2020; and know decision before December 21, 2020.

Contact & more information

Conference website:
Questions and comments should be directed to Mario Arias-Oliva ( and Kiyoshi Murata (

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The ETHICOMP 2020 team.

Kiyoshi Murata, Ana Lara, Jorge Pelegrín-Borondo, and Mario Arias-Oliva