Colloquium: Reconfigurable sensor networks: transforming ethical concerns?

With the increasing use of information technology for different societal goals, the demand for flexible and multi-usage appliances is on the rise. In the large scale research project STARS, the aim is to develop reconfigurable sensors as a continuous and affordable infrastructure for both safety and security. As part of this project, we undertake a first exploration of the ethical challenges reconfigurable technology raises for sociotechnical systems like sensor networks.