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Schedule & Program

Tuesday, May 16Wednesday, May 17Thursday, May 18
10:00: Welcome 9:00-10:30: Parallel Session 3 9:00-10:30: Parallel Session 6
10:15-12:15: Parallel Session 110:30-10:45: Break  10:30-10:45: Break 
 12:15-1:30: Lunch 10:45-12:15: Plenary Session - Philip Brey  10:45-12:15: Parallel Session 7
 1:30-3:00 Plenary Session - Helen Nissenbaum 12:15-1:30:Lunch 12:15-12:30: Closing Session
 3:00-3:15: Break 1:30-3:30: Parallel Session 4 
 3:15-5:15: Parallel Session 2 3:30-3:45: Break 
  3:45-5:15: Parallel Session 5 

Program At a Glance 

Day 1 – May 16


10:00 – Welcome

Dr. Elisabeth Hildt, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology


10:15- 12:15 - Session 1


Room 2

Trust and Bias


When AI Moves Downstream
Frances Grodzinsky, Sacred Heart University, United States

Keith Miller, University of Missouri, St. Louis, United States

Marty J. Wolf, Bemidji State University, United States


Causes and Reasons – Decisions, Responsibility, and Trust in Techno-Social Interactions 
Larissa Ullmann, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany


Overtrust in algorithms – An online behavioral study
Philipp Schreck, Artur Klingbeil and Cassandra Grützner, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany


Trusting the untrustworthy- A new dimension to situating trust in artificial agents
Omkar Chattar, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, India



Room 2
Moral Decision-Making and AI


The Overdemandingness of AI Ethics
Susan Dwyer, University of Maryland, United States


Moral Attribution in Moral Turing Test In-Person
Jolly Thomas and Mubarak Hussain, Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad, India


Engineering a concept of AI neutrality to protect against undue AI bias

Roxane Kurtz, University of Illinois, Springfield, United States




1:30-3:00 Plenary Session -Helen Nissenbaum


 3:00-3:15 Break


3:15-5:15- Session 2


Room 1: Regulation of AI


Where Law and Ethics Meet: A Systematic Review of Ethics Guidelines and Proposed Legal Frameworks on AI
Désirée Martin and Michael W. Schmidt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


Governance Conflicts and Public Court Records
Kyra Milan Abrams and Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United S tates


Engineering a 'Future of Work': The Politics and Ethics of Robotics and AI Research
Yunus Dogan Telliel, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States

Framing Effects in the Operationalization of Differential Privacy Systems as Code-Driven Law
Jeremy Seeman, Pennsylvania State University, United States


Room 2: AI Agency


Does it (morally) matter whether the AI machine is conscious?
Kamil Cekiera, University of Wroclaw, Poland


Do we have Procreative Obligations to AI Superbeneficiaries?
Sherri Conklin, University of California Santa Barbara, United States


War or peace between humanity and artificial intelligence
Wolfhart Totschnig, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile


Can AI determine its own future?
Aybike Tunc, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University, Turkey


Day 2- May 17


 9-10:30- Session 3


Room 1 Deepfakes and Hate Speech


Foundation Models, Forgeability, and Evidence in Politics
Megan Hyska, Northwestern University, United States


Deepfakes and Dishonesty

Tobias Flattery and Christian Miller, Wake Forest University, United States


Improving AI-mediated Hate Speech Detection: A Genuine Ethical Dilemma

Maren Benhrensen, University of Twente, Netherlands



Room 2: Moral Frameworks


AI ethics: a perspective from American pragmatism
Andréane Sabourin Laflamme and Frédérick Bruneault, André-Laurendeau College, Canda


What is AI Ethics? Why Codes of Conduct and normative claims need ethical reflection
Suzana Alpsancar, Paderborn University, Germany


Humanity Compatible: Aligning Autonomous AI with Kantian Respect for Humanity
Ava Thomas Wright, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo





10:45-12:15 Plenary-Philip Brey
Metaverse Ethics:  Foundations and Key Issues


12:15-1:30- Lunch


1:30-3:30 – Session 4


Room 1:  Datafication and the Digital Self


Understanding Freedom in the Age of the Machines: What does it Mean to Be Digitally Free?
Migle Laukyte, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain


The Digital Alienation from The Self: An Epistemic Argument
Damian Fisher and Syed Abumusab, University of Kansas, United States


Data After Death: Remembrance and Resurrection
Alexis Elder, University of Minnesota, United States


Room 2: AI in Healthcare


Psychotherapist bots: transference and countertransference issues

Saeedeh Babaii, University of Tuebingen, Germany


Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: An analysis of training needs in Europe

Valentina Beretta, University of Pavia, Italy
Maria Chiara Demartini, University of Pavia, Italy
Hatim Abdulhussein, Health Education England
Marco Fisichella, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

Franziska Schoger, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

Dennis Vetter, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Blaz Zupan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ajda Pretnar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Epistemic Injustice and Algorithmic Epistemic Injustice in Healthcare
Jeffrey Byrnes and Andrew Spear, Grand Valley State University, United States



3:30-3:45 Break


3:45-5:15 – Session 5


Room 1: Virtual Reality and the Digital Space


Theoretical Underpinnings of Virtual Reality: From Second Life to Meta

Kathleen Gabriels, Maastricht University, Netherlands


XR Embodiment and the changing nature of sexual harassment
Erick Ramirez, Shelby Jennett, Raghav Gupta, Santa Clara University, United States 
Jocelyn Tan, Sisu VR


An Investigation in the (In)Visibility of Shadowbanning
Amanda Pinto, Marquette University, United States


Day 3- May 18


9-10:30 – Session 6


Room 1: Interacting with AI in Social/Emotional Contexts


Beyond Turing: ethical effects of large language models
Alexei Grinbaum and Laurynas Adomaitis


Sex-bots and touch: what does it all mean for our (human) identity?
Iva Apostolova, Dominican University College, Canada


Can Large Langague Models as Chatbots be Social Agents?
Syed Abumusab, University of Kansas, United States


Room 2: Decision Support


When can a Decision Support System nudge?
Francesco Pedrazzoli, Fabio Aurelio D'Asaro and Massimiliano Badino, University of Verona


Artificial Intelligence and Moral Growth
Adam Zweber, Stanford University, United States


Rebalancing the digital convenience equation through narrative imagination
Fernando Nascimento and Anya Workman, Bowdoin, College, United States


10:30-10:45- Break


10:45-12:15 – Session 7


Room 1 Autonomous Technology


People’s Perception and Expectation of Moral Settings in Autonomous Vehicles: An Australian Case
Amir Rafiee Hugh Breakey, Yong Wu and Abdul Sattar, Griffith University, Australia


Automation, Trust, Responsibility in Algorithmic Warfare

Stefka Hristova, Michigan Technological University, United States


Toward Substantive Models of Rational Agency in the Design of Autonomous AI
Ava Thomas Wright and Jacob Sparks, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Room 2: AI in Healthcare: Data Management and Cybersecurity


Medical Devices Cybersecurity and its Impact on Human Safety. An Interdisciplinary and Transatlantic Perspective
Elisabetta Biasin and Erik Kamenjasevic, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law, Belgium


 Labor History of Health Records: On Medical Scribes and the Ethics of Automation
Sara Simon, Illinois Institute of Technology


Ethical and governance considerations for genomic data sharing in the development of medical technologies for melanoma - The iToBoS Project

Robin Renwick and Niamh Aspell, Trilateral Research Ltd., Ireland


12:15-12:30 Closing Session