Call for submissions 4TU.Ethics/ESDiT conference 2024

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Call for submissions 4TU.Ethics/ESDiT conference 2024

The joint ESDiT / 4TU.Ethics international conference on “Rethinking Ethics – Reimagining Technology” will take place from October 2nd to October 4th at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. 

With the theme of “Rethinking Ethics – Reimagining Technology”, this conference aims to address the question what philosophy and ethics of technology mean today. It accordingly seeks to bring together scholars working on philosophy and ethics of technology, whether this work concerns conceptual analysis, reflections on methods for studying and evaluating technology, case-studies in the ethics of (disruptive) technologies, sustainable technology, praxis-oriented approaches geared towards design and social implications, or topics related to these.   

We invite submissions for individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or workshops. Less traditional types of sessions addressing philosophy and ethics of technology, will be taken into consideration as well. 

Keynote speakers are:

  • Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington) 
  • Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent (Emeritus, University of Paris)
  • Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem (University of Pretoria) 


Besides a general track on philosophy and ethics of technology, the conference will be structured around 7 thematic tracks, all of which will consists of various types of sessions (individual papers, panels, workshops, etc.). When submitting your proposal, please select the track you would prefer to contribute to. If your work falls outside the scope of the mentioned tracks, please select the ‘other’ track. Please note that although we will try to follow stated track preferences, we may need to make changes when finalizing the conference program. The titles of the tracks are:

All submissions are subject to blind peer-review, meaning that besides a name and contact details, biographies need not be submitted at this time. 

To submit an individual paper, please provide an abstract that is prepared for anonymous review of approximately 350 words and maximally 5 keywords. Please follow the instructions on our submission page: Submissions | 4TUEthics-ESDiT (

To submit a panel proposal, roundtable, or workshop, please provide a title, a brief (approx. 500 words) description of the topic, names of those participating, and titles for each paper/presentation. Abstracts of the papers included in the panel proposals (approx. 300 words) are strongly encouraged. Besides mentioning the names of those participating, all materials should be anonymized for review. Participants should be confirmed as willing to attend if the session goes forward. 

For proposals for different types of sessions, please contact us at

The deadline for submissions is 24-04-2024

Notification of acceptance is: 17-05-2024

Registration will open on 17-05-2024. The registration fee will be €200 (early bird) or €150 for students and scholars from developing nations. This fee includes drinks and bites (day 1), a conference dinner (day 2), as well as refreshments and lunches (all days). 

More information about the conference, the ESDiT program and 4TU.ethics center can be found at

You can reach the organizers at 

We look forward to receiving your submissions by 24-04-2024