The Information Society: Innovation, Legitimacy, Ethics and Democracy In Honor of Professor Jacques Berleur s.j.: Proceedings of the Conference "Information Society: Governance, Ethics and Social Consequences", University of Namur, Belgium, 22-23 May 2006

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Philippe Goujon, Sylvain Lavelle, Penny Duquenoy, Kai Kimppa, Veronique Laurent
Springer, 2007 M11 15 - 306 pages
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Chrisanthi Avgerou TC9 chair Professor of Information Systems London School of Economics A conference to honour the professional life of Jacques Berleur has inevitably been a platform for debate on the most fundamental issues that pre-occupy the working groups of the IFIP Technical Committee 9 (TC9) on the 'Relationship between Computers and Society'. Jacques Berleur has of course been one of those few ICT experts who, since the 1970s, has tirelessly worked within the IFIP community to expose the nature of the ethical dilemmas of a society increasingly relying on the complex ICT infrastructures, to raise awareness of the social challenges this poses, and to influence action compatible with the ethical values of western democracy. And while Jacques, in the wake of his retirement from his university post is accelerating the pace of building his oeuvre, we can take the opportunity of this event to reflect on the critical stance towards the Information Society he has contributed to form within the TC9, which he chaired for many years.

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Introduction to part I
Democracy innovation and the information society
Assessing and Enforcing
Introduction to part II 37
Deliberative democracy from Rational Discourse to Public Debate
ICT and Value Sensitive Design
Introduction to part III 75
Economy Industry Innovation and Technical Democracy
Which Major Legal Concerns in future eHealth 2 1 59
Embedding Professional Issues within University Degree Courses
Teaching the Teachers and their Pupils
Introduction to part V
First Lessons from the WSIS An Ethical and Social
What Next 2 263

Reflexive Governance of the information society
New principles of political right new social contract
Introduction to part IV 155

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Page ii - IFIP's mission is to be the leading, truly international, apolitical organization which encourages and assists in the development, exploitation and application of information technology for the benefit of all people.
Page ii - IFIP's events range from an international congress to local seminars, but the most important are: • the IFIP World Computer Congress, held every second year; • open conferences; • working conferences. The flagship event is the IFIP World Computer Congress, at which both invited and contributed papers are presented. Contributed papers are rigorously refereed and the rejection rate is high. As with the Congress, participation in the open conferences is open to all and papers may be invited or...

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