In working with stakeholder requirements or user needs in design, various design methods in requirements engineering (RE) and human computer interaction (HCI), in specific user-centered (UCD), are finding ways to deal with soft issues, social issues, people issues or values. At the same time, applied ethics has begun to pay attention to technology design. We believe that many of the approaches could complement each other in useful ways. The aim of this workshop is to bring together people from different disciplines to share knowledge and insights about how to account for values in technology design, and to work towards integrating approaches, thereby putting value conscious design approaches (including e.g. values-in-design or value sensitive design) to practice. This one day workshop will consist of panel discussions and a team work session to allow for interaction and collaboration between workshop participants.
Alina is a 3rd year PhD student at MMI supervised by Pascal Wiggers. Her work is focusing on developing tools and interfaces that can actively elicit situated values and preferences from users. She has a background in Computer Science and Interactive System Engineering. Her interests are value-sensitive design, interaction design and affective interaction.
Christian Detweiler holds a B.A. in Media and Culture studies from the University of Amsterdam, with a minor in Dutch law from Leiden University, and a M.Sc. in Media Technology from Leiden University, in which he worked on affective computing and trust in online technology. Christian now is conducting his PhD-research in the field of value-sensitive design and ambient assisted living, focusing on integrating value-sensitive design into existing design practice. His work is supervised by Koen Hindriks, Catholijn Jonker, and Jeroen van den Hoven.
Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science, at New York University, where she is also Senior Faculty Fellow of the Information Law Institute. Her areas of expertise span social, ethical, and political implications of information technology and digital media. Nissenbaum's research publications have appeared in journals of philosophy, politics, law, media studies, information studies, and computer science. She has written and edited four books, including Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life, which was published in 2010 by Stanford University Press. The National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator have supported her work on privacy, trust online, and security, as well as several studies of values embodied in computer system design, including search engines, digital games, facial recognition technology, and health information systems. Nissenbaum holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Before joining the faculty at NYU, she served as Associate Director of the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
Jeroen van den Hoven is professor of Moral Philosophy at Delft University of Technology. Van den Hoven is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. He is Scientific Director of the Centre for Ethics and Technology of the Three Technical Universities in The Netherlands (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu) and Editor in Chief of Ethics and Information Technology (Springer). He has published numerous articles on Ethics and ICT. He recently published "Information Technology, Privacy and The Protection of personal Data" in: Information Technology and Moral Philosophy (eds. Van den Hoven & Weckert) Cambridge University Press, 2008 He is Editor in Chief of the Springer On-line Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics TERP (The Ethics Reference Project) with Seumas Miller and Thomas Pogge. Van den Hoven has received several grants from the Dutch Research Council on Ethics and Information Technology and related subjects. Van den Hoven has served in recent years as member of ISTAG (IST Advisory Group to EC ICT and New Media). He has been advisor to the Dutch Government in various roles, e.g. as member of a commission that studied the re-design of the population registration system in the Netherlands (Modernisering GBA), as a member the commission that evaluated wiretapping in accordance with art 13 of the Telecom Law in The Netherlands (established by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, 2004-2005).
In working with stakeholder requirements or user needs in design, various design methods in requirements engineering and human computer interaction, in specific user-centred and value sensitive design, are finding ways to deal with ''soft issues'', ''social issues'', ''people issues'' or values. At the same time, applied ethics has begun to pay attention to design. We believe that many of the approaches could complement each other in useful ways. The aim of this workshop is to bring together people from different disciplines to share knowledge and insights about how to account for values in technology design, and to work towards integrating approaches.
The main theme is the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge, experiences and new ideas on values in technology design. The following list reflects (but is not limited to these) possible topics:
This is a one-day workshop divided into two parts. In the first half we will have four consecutive panel sessions: the values turn in design - “soft issues” in RE and UCD; the design turn in applied ethics; values across disciplines; and values in industry. Panels will be led by representatives in the respective field. Each panel will be initiated by short presentations by authors of accepted papers followed by a discussion with all workshop participants. In the second part, we will create groups of 4-5 participants with different backgrounds (RE, HCI and Ethics). Each group will be given a design case to work on using tools and methods proposed by the participants. The aim will be to create an overview of people issues, values, soft issues and (long term) social aspects emerging from each design case. In a debriefing session we will share experiences (regarding the cases and tools used) from the group work with all participants. Participants who wish to present their work as posters or demos will be given the opportunity to do so during the breaks.
We invite technologists, designers, and ethicists working on topics related to values in technology design to submit original papers of the following kinds:
All papers should represent original and previously unpublished work currently not under review in any conference or journal. Papers will be peer-reviewed and up to will be selected by relevance and likelihood of stimulating and contributing to a discussion related to the workshop theme. All submissions must follow the Springer Lecture Notes template for Microsoft Word (.doc files only). The maximum paper length is 8 pages, but shorter position papers are also welcome. Please submit your paper electronically in PDF format to: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vind11 Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. In agreement with the authors papers can be presented as short presentations during panel sessions, or as posters or demos whichever suits the content of the paper most. Papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. A selection of accepted papers will be considered for publication in the Ethics and Information Technology Journal.
June 17th submission of position papers to workshops July 10th Notification to authors of position papers July 15th End of early bird registration September 5-9th Interact 2011 (the workshop will be held on the 6th)
|9:00 - 9:15||Welcome/Introduction by the workshop organizers|
|9:15 - 9.45||Keynote speech by David Hendry from the Value Sensitive Design Lab, University of Washington|
|9:45 - 10:45||Panel 1: Critical analysis versus opportunistic exploration of Values
|10:45 - 11:00||coffee break|
|11:00 - 12:00||Panel 2: Discovering stakeholder and technology values
|12:00 - 13:00||Panel 3: Putting values into practice
|13:00 - 14:30||Networking lunch|
|14:30 - 14:45||Introduction to the group work sessions|
|14:45 - 15:30||First group work session (30 min group discussion and 15 min presentation to others):
|15:30 - 16:00||coffee break|
|16:00 - 17:00||Second group work session: Create a design plan for a given design case|
|17:00 - 17:30||Sharing experiences and wrap-up|