Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies conference programme

The main room for the conference is Corona in the Luna building (building nr. 31 on the campus map), where all keynotes will be held. Next to Corona is the Hubble community cafe where registration, lunches and most coffee breaks will take place.

The conference has five parallel tracks, where every track has a theme taken from the 4TU.Ethics research programme:

  • The Human Condition
  • Future of a Free and Fair Society
  • Nature, Life and Human Intervention
  • Ethics by Design

Besides Corona there are four rooms in the Atlas building (building nr. 3 on the campus map) available for the conference: Atlas 2.320, Atlas 3.320, Atlas 5.320, Atlas 7.320. These rooms on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7nd floor respectively are easiest to reach via the elevators on the north side of the Atlas building. When leaving the elevator, you will see a sign pointing to the .320 rooms on your right hand side. Doors will be marked with conference session posters.

In the days and tracks index below, you can click on a day or track to jump to a specific part of the programme. Clicking on an abstract title will take you to the text of that abstract in the book of abstracts (you may have to scroll up a little to get to the start of the abstract).

Days and tracks

Thursday November 7

Friday November 8

Thursday November 7

The Human Condition

Track room: Atlas 2.320

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Ingrid Robeyns
The promises and limits of the capability approach for the ethics of technology
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session/Panel: SDTs and the city I
10:30 Atlas 2.320 Joost Alleblas
Radical value change in early stages of technology adoption
11:00 Atlas 2.320 Samantha Copeland
Epistemically disruptive technologies
11:30 Atlas 2.320 Sanna Lehtinen
Intergenerational urban aesthetics
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
13:00 Corona The Ethics of Disruptive Technologies
Philip Brey, Ibo van de Poel, Sabine Roeser, Wijnand IJsselstein, Marcus Düwell
Presentation of the 10-year 4TU.Ethics & Ethics Institute (University of Utrecht) research programme
14:00 Hubble Coffee break
Panel: SDTs and the city II
14:30 Atlas 2.320 Taylor Stone
The streetlights are watching you
15:00 Atlas 2.320 Sage Cammers-Goodwin
Negotiating the right to privacy on a smart bridge
15:30 Atlas 2.320 Kars Alfrink
From smartness to cityness
16:00 Hubble Coffee break
16:30 Corona Keynote
Catriona McKinnon
Geoengineering: Fantasies of Control

Future of a Free and Fair Society

Track room: Corona

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Ingrid Robeyns
The promises and limits of the capability approach for the ethics of technology
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Morality I
10:30 Corona Philip Nickel
Technological disruption and moral uncertainty
11:00 Corona Olya Kudina et al.
Pragmatist account of value change
11:30 Corona Zoë Robaey
Virtues for innovation in practice
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
13:00 Corona The Ethics of Disruptive Technologies
Philip Brey, Ibo van de Poel, Sabine Roeser, Wijnand IJsselstein, Marcus Düwell
Presentation of the 10-year 4TU.Ethics & Ethics Institute (University of Utrecht) research programme
14:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Care I
14:30 Corona Julia Hermann
The disruptive potential of the artificial womb
15:00 Corona Bas de Boer
Turning a lifestyle into a disease
15:30 Corona Matthew Dennis
Cultivating ourselves online
16:00 Hubble Coffee break
16:30 Corona Keynote
Catriona McKinnon
Geoengineering: Fantasies of Control

Nature, Life and Human Intervention

Track room: Atlas 3.320

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Ingrid Robeyns
The promises and limits of the capability approach for the ethics of technology
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Biotechnology
10:30 Atlas 3.320 Per Sandin et al.
More or less natural biotechnologies
11:00 Atlas 3.320 Ana Deplazes Zemp
Biotechnology in conservation biology
11:30 Atlas 3.320 Anjan Chamuah et al.
Responsibility in embedding values in Indian agriculture insurance
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
13:00 Corona The Ethics of Disruptive Technologies
Philip Brey, Ibo van de Poel, Sabine Roeser, Wijnand IJsselstein, Marcus Düwell
Presentation of the 10-year 4TU.Ethics & Ethics Institute (University of Utrecht) research programme
Session: Mediation I
14:00 Hubble Coffee break
14:30 Atlas 3.320 Patrick Smith
Who may geoengieer
15:00 Atlas 3.320 Thomas Potthast et al.
Substituting ecosystem services by AI machines
16:00 Hubble Coffee break
16:30 Corona Keynote
Catriona McKinnon
Geoengineering: Fantasies of Control

Future of a Free and Fair Society

Track room: Atlas 5.320

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Ingrid Robeyns
The promises and limits of the capability approach for the ethics of technology
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Politics I
10:30 Atlas 5.320 Isaac Olouch et al.
(Machine) learning about populations in need of support
11:00 Atlas 5.320 Michal Klincewicz
Directly affecting social change with computing technologies
11:30 Atlas 5.320 Christopher Nathan
Disagreement and catastrophe
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
13:00 Corona The Ethics of Disruptive Technologies
Philip Brey, Ibo van de Poel, Sabine Roeser, Wijnand IJsselstein, Marcus Düwell
Presentation of the 10-year 4TU.Ethics & Ethics Institute (University of Utrecht) research programme
14:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Politics II
14:30 Atlas 5.320 Lesley-Ann Daly
Democratising design and ethical development of human enhancement
15:00 Atlas 5.320 Marc Steen et al.
Wise policy making: A interactive prestentation
15:30 Atlas 5.320 Shelly Tsui
Empowerment of the new citizen-subject
16:00 Hubble Coffee break
16:30 Corona Keynote
Catriona McKinnon
Geoengineering: Fantasies of Control

Ethics by Design

Track room: Atlas 7.320

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Ingrid Robeyns
The promises and limits of the capability approach for the ethics of technology
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Ethics by Design I
10:30 Atlas 7.320 Naomi Jacobs
Capability sensitive design for health & wellbeing technologies
11:00 Atlas 7.320 Yotam Lurie et al.
Ethical framework as a quality driver in agile based development
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
13:00 Corona The Ethics of Disruptive Technologies
Philip Brey, Ibo van de Poel, Sabine Roeser, Wijnand IJsselstein, Marcus Düwell
Presentation of the 10-year 4TU.Ethics & Ethics Institute (University of Utrecht) research programme
Session: Ethics by Design II
14:00 Hubble Coffee break
14:30 Atlas 7.320 Ariel Guersenzvaig
The goods of design: a regulative ideal for the design profession
15:00 Atlas 7.320 Pieter Vermaas
Normative design as an ethically disruptive response
15:30 Atlas 7.320 Anna Melnyk
Why Value Sensitive Design fails its task in designing for changing values?
16:00 Hubble Coffee break
16:30 Corona Keynote
Catriona McKinnon
Geoengineering: Fantasies of Control

Friday November 8

The Human Condition

Track room: Atlas 2.320

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Tamar Sharon
The Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical enquiry
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Robots I
10:30 Atlas 2.320 Sven Nyholm
Can robots act for reasons?
11:00 Atlas 2.320 Parisa Moosavi
The good of non-sentient organisms
11:30 Atlas 2.320 Bartek Chomanski
Should there be a right to build AI servants?
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
Session: Robots II
13:00 Atlas 2.320 Jilles Smids
Ought we accept ‘blame’ from a robot?
13:30 Atlas 2.320 Tom Coggins
Roomba-900 and the hidden curricula
14:00 Atlas (ground floor) Coffee break
Session: Robots III
14:30 Atlas 2.320 Sean Jensen et al.
Robotic & AI devices enhancing athletic performance
15:30 End of conference

Future of a Free and Fair Society

Track room: Atlas 3.320

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Tamar Sharon
The Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical enquiry
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Care II / Panel: AI in Health Care I
10:30 Atlas 3.320 Janna van Grunsven
Whose voice is it anyway?
11:00 Atlas 3.320 Ezio Di Nucci
Medical AI: A dilemma of concordance?
11:30 Atlas 3.320 Emily Sullivan
Explanatory functions of algorithms in healthcare
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
Panel: AI in health care II
13:00 Atlas 3.320 Thomas Grote
Machine learning in healthcare and the perils of trustworthiness
14:00 Atlas (ground floor) Coffee break
Session: Ethics by Design IV
14:30 Atlas 3.320 Marija Slavokvik
New directions in Ethics by Design
15:30 End of conference

The Human Condition

Track room: Atlas 5.320

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Tamar Sharon
The Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical enquiry
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Innovation
10:30 Atlas 5.320 Peter Novitzky et al.
Steps towards defining a philosophy of innovation
11:00 Atlas 5.320 Mandi Astola
The virtues of a co-creator
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
Session: Media & post-truth
13:00 Atlas 5.320 Edward Spence
Media corruption in the age of informational technology
13:30 Atlas 5.320 Lavinia Marin
Looking for the truth online
14:00 Atlas (ground floor) Coffee break
Session: Mediation II
14:30 Atlas 5.320 Marjolein Lanzing
Tapping the heart
15:00 Atlas 5.320 Mehmet Sinan Senel et al.
A critical assessment of mediation theories
15:30 End of conference

Future of a Free and Fair Society

Track room: Atlas 7.320

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Tamar Sharon
The Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical enquiry
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Morality II
10:30 Atlas 7.320 Simona Tiribelli et al.
ICTs, algorithms and social justice
11:00 Atlas 7.320 Stef van Ool et al.
All that is solid melts into code
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
Session: Politics III
13:00 Atlas 7.320 Christian Illies
Silent might
13:30 Atlas 7.320 Andreas Spahn
Behaviour change technologies, nudging and human dignity
14:00 Atlas (ground floor) Coffee break
Session: Algorithmic Knowledge
14:30 Atlas 7.320 Fleur Jongepier
Do algorithms know best?
15:00 Atlas 7.320 Mieke Boon
How scientists are brought back into science
15:30 End of conference

Ethics by Design

Track room: Corona

Time Room Contribution
09:00 Corona Keynote
Tamar Sharon
The Googlization of health: An empirical-philosophical enquiry
10:00 Hubble Coffee break
Panel: Ethics by Design
10:30 Corona Philip Brey
Ali Hessame
Ibo van de Poel
12:00 Hubble Lunch
Corona lobby Poster presentation
Session: Ethics by Design III
13:00 Corona David van den Berg et al.
Data Ethics Decision Aid
13:00 Corona Anais Resseguier et al.
Ethics by Design and data-driven policing techniques
14:00 Hubble Coffee break
Session: Design Thinking
14:30 Corona Britte Bouchaut et al.
The thinkers vs. the doers
15:00 Corona Pieter Vermaas et al.
Dilemma’s in design thinking: Revisiting wicked problems
15:30 End of conference
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