CFP: Machine Ethics

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Call for Papers
November 2, 2019 to December 2, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Philosophy, Popular Culture Studies, Social Sciences

Call for Proposals: Book Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 2, 2019
Full Chapters Due: March 1, 2020
Submission Date: June 24, 2020

Please note that I am desirous of participation from scholars in the humanities working on these topical research interests from a humanities perspective, and am especially interested in additional submissions on related topics beyond ethics of autonomous vehicles, though those proposals are still welcome, also. Query me in advance of your formal proposal submission, if desired.

This second CFP is for a reference book dedicated to expert research topics, and analyses of ethics-related inquiry, at the machine ethics and morality level: key players, benefits, problems, policies, and strategies. Gathering some of the leading voices that recognize and understand the complexities and intricacies of human-machine ethics early on in this phenomenon provides a resourceful compendium to be accessed by decision-makers and theorists concerned with identification and adoption of human-machine ethics initiatives, leading to needed policy adoption and reform.

Recommended Topics

Machine ethics 
Machine morality 
Machines in society 
Moral machines 
Machine sentience 
Future technologies 
Human enhancement technologies 
Artificial Intelligence 
AI design 
AI ethics 
AI rights 
AI regulation 
Automation ethics 
Cyborg ethics 
Engineering ethics 
Human-machine ethics 
Surveillance machine ethics 
Drone ethics 
Facial recognition ethics 
Machines and identity 
Ethics for machines and big data 
Machine privacy and security ethics 
Machine ethics case studies 
Robot ethics 
Robot regulation 
Robot rights 
Robot trust 
Robot soldiers 
Sex robots 
Killer robots 
Self-driving cars 
Trusting technology 
Machine ethics and philosophy 
Machines and techophilia 
Machines and technophobia 
Machines and technotopia 
Machine ethics in business 
Machine ethics in health and medicine 
Machine ethics in culture and society 
Human machines and their discontents 
Dystopian machines 
Ethics and machines of war

Submission Procedure

Submit on or before December 2, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 16, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 1, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Machine Ethics and Morality. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager:

There may be a final call for chapters from Dec 2, 2019 to January 2, 2020 but it is best to get your proposal in for the December 2, 2019 deadline as submissions may close with finality on that date, depending on exact participation levels. I look forward to your participation.

Thank you.

Contact Info: 


Steven John Thompson, PhD

Professor, Univeristy of Maryland Global Campus

Editor, Handbook of Research on Machine Ethics and Morality

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