Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Ethically aware IT design for emergency response

Electronic data

View graph of relations

Ethically aware IT design for emergency response: from co-design to ELSI co-design

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published
Publication date2015
Host publicationProceedings of The 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsLeysia Palen, Monika Buscher, Tina Comes, Amanda Hughes
PublisherISCRAM
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788271177881
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventISCRAM 2015 - Kristiansand, Norway

Conference

ConferenceISCRAM 2015
CountryNorway
CityKristiansand
Period24/05/1527/05/15

Conference

ConferenceISCRAM 2015
CountryNorway
CityKristiansand
Period24/05/1527/05/15

Abstract

The latest EU funding framework, ‘Horizon 2020’, has moved consideration of
ethical and societal implications of technology development to the fore. Yet, there
is little guidance on how to do such research in practice, let alone how to innovate
in ethically and socially sound ways. This paper addresses these issues in the
context of a large scale EU funded project developing system of system
innovations in IT supported emergency response. Building on collaborative design
and a range of other approaches, the paper argues that just like ‘usability’, ethics
cannot be invented or decided by experts, but has to be the product of engagement
with the technology by directly or indirectly implicated publics. Facilitating such
publics is a central element of what we call ‘ELSI Co-Design’. The paper outlines
the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of this approach.