AiCE 2019

Call for papers: 8th Conference of the Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE 2019)

The 8th Conference of the Australasian Institute of Computer Ethics (AiCE) will be held at the Deakin Downtown Campus in Melbourne City Centre, 19 – 20th August, 2019.

AiCE began over 20 years ago as an organisation that sought to be broader than just have a computer focus. Members included engineers, scientists, medical specialists and others who used information and communications technology (ICT) frequently in their professional lives, but would not qualify for membership of a professional ICT society. The conference series[1] in recent years has focused increasingly on cybersecurity ethics, whilst still being broad, inviting contributions on a wide variety of ICT ethics.

The Conference Theme: Ethics in the Cyber Age

The overall theme of AiCE 2019 will be to explore emerging themes and relationships between ethics, governance and emerging technologies.

Submissions are invited for the following five themes:

  • Cyber Security
    • Privacy and ethical issues relating to the use of cyber security;
    • Drone Technology – the impacts of drone technology upon society;
  • Community informatics
    • What impact has social media and related systems had upon society;
    • Developing systems now and into the future – how to ensure social values are properly addressed;
  • Governance issues on the Internet
    • Should the Internet and large IT organisations be controlled and if so how could this happen?
  • Ethics of Big Data
    • The impact that Big Data will have upon society and business.
  • Ethics for professional societies.

Submissions on other relevant topics are most welcome. Papers will be submitted in the form of a discussion paper. The aim of the 8th AiCE conference will be to explore the impact of emerging technologies and help to generate research ideas.


All submissions will be in English and will take the form of a discussion paper of between 1,000 to 1,500 words, not including references. All accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to be reworked for a special section of the Australasian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS), ranked ‘A’ by both the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) and the Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems (ACPHIS). All submissions must follow the AJIS guidelines to authors.

The discussion papers will be blind reviewed by two reviewers for relevance to the conference. Important dates:

  • Papers due: 1st July, 2019.
  • Notification of reviewing outcome: 15th July, 2019.
  • Final formatted discussion papers due: 2nd August, 2019.

Discussion papers should be submitted via Easychair (

Registration Cost

  • $150 (includes dinner 19th August).
  • $75 for students and retirees (includes dinner 19th August).
  • Limited provision for some remote and international presentations has been included. Registration for such participants is $100 (not including the dinner).

Keynote speakers (Confirmed)

  • Professor Katina Michael of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at the University of Arizona (, on “Professional ethics and technology in the cyber age”.

Organising committee

Chair: Professor Matt Warren, Deakin University.

Professor Emeritus Marcus Wigan, Edinburgh Napier University.

Professor Oliver Burmeister, Charles Sturt University.

Dr Kirsten Wahlstrom, University of South Australia.


Australian Computer Society.

Deakin University – Centre for Cyber Security and Research Innovation.


[1] This conference is ranked ‘Australasian’ by Computing Research and Education (CORE2018), with the primary classification of ‘Information Systems’. Previously it was ranked ‘B’ by CORE.