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Friday & Saturday, June 27-28, 2003

Sponsored by:

  • Boston College Law School and Carroll School of Management
  • Loyola University, Chicago
  • Holy Cross College
  • St. Louis University

Also, co-sponsored by the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT)

List of Accepted Papers

Call for Papers

Author Gudelines


General Information


Important Dates

Paper (or Abstract) Submission: January 24, 2003
Referee's Decision March 12, 2003
Final, Formatted Papers April 25, 2003


Conference Dates June 27-28, 2003
Conference Features
-Immediately follows the 2003 CEPE Conference at Boston College
-Plenary panels covering controversial topics
-Participants drawn from business, legal, and academic communities
-Special focus on the interaction of law and ethics in cyberspace

Conference Theme:

The primary purpose of this conference is to continue the interdisciplinary dialogue about the ethical and social challenges triggered by the rapid diffusion of digital technology and the increasing ubiquity of the Internet. The special theme of the 2003 conference is Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World. Papers focusing on the ethical dimension of digital music, the future of copyright, digital rights management, open source code, and Web site interconnectivity (e.g., the proper use of hyperlinks), are particularly relevant.

Please note, however, that papers related to all topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ethics are also welcome; other suggested topics include: the challenges of regulating and governing cyberspace; content controls and free expression in cyberspace; ethical issues in e-commerce; privacy rights and the Internet; Internet access and the digital divide; the sovereignty of technology.

Paper Submission Details:

Papers should be about 5,000 to 6,000 words in length. You can submit a 500-1000 word abstract or the full paper by January 24th. If only an abstract is submitted the completed papers will be due on April 25th. All papers and abstracts must be in rtf or Microsoft Word format. Panel proposals are also welcome. Papers and proposals should be submitted electronically to: They can also be sent to:
Richard A. Spinello
Carroll School of Management
Department of Operations and Strategic Mgmt.
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Publication of Papers:
All accepted papers will be published in print and on-line versions of the conference proceedings which will be available at the time of the conference. The Program Committee will choose the best papers for inclusion in a special volume of Ethics and Information Technology, a major journal in this field published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Conference Committee

Conference Chair
Dr. Richard Spinello
Carroll School of Management

Program Chair
Professor Judith McMorrow
Boston College Law School

Administration Chair
Joyce O'Connor
Carroll School of Management

Lori Egan, Carroll School of Management
John Nann, Boston College Law School
Alfred Yen, Boston College Law School
Laurie King Smith, Holy Cross College

Conference Details

  • Registration fee: $150 (includes breakfast and lunch)
  • All registered participants will be able to attend the CEPE Conference as well (June 25-27, 2003, also at Boston College)
  • Low cost campus housing available (conveniently located near downtown Boston)
  • On-line registration

For updated information about the conference and for a registration form consult the web site;


Updated: June 23, 2003
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