New publication

My article The social contract and big data has been published in the Journal of Information Ethics.

Upcoming workshop

On October 27th I’ll be participating in a workshop – Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability – at the University of Pennsylvania. The workshop is sponsored by USACM which focuses on US public policy related to information technology for The Association for Computing Machinery. https://www.acm.org/public-policy/usacm

‘Part of growing up Muslim’: calls for surveillance not new for Brooklynites

‘Part of growing up Muslim’: calls for surveillance not new for Brooklynites

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IBM pulls #HackAHairDryer campaign admitting it ‘missed the mark’ | Technology | The Guardian

Women in science and technology had criticised the campaign as sexist and misjudged after it asked them to conduct experiments with hairdryers

Source: IBM pulls #HackAHairDryer campaign admitting it ‘missed the mark’ | Technology | The Guardian

Remember Massacred Women Engineers with a Hairdryer Hackathon [UPDATED]

On December 6th, 1989, Canadian women were targeted, shot, and killed for being engineering students. The Montreal Massacre is a national day of remembrance and action, which makes it the perfect time for IBM to push their pinkification of science campaign.

Source: Remember Massacred Women Engineers with a Hairdryer Hackathon [UPDATED]

Extended Deadline: JeDEM Special Issue on Co-Production and Open Innovation (20 September)

Great opportunity to submit to JeDEM

Department for E-Governance

Extended Deadline: JeDEM Call for Papers: Special Issue 2015
ICT-Enabled Co-Production

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Guest Editors

Mila Gascó, Institute of Public Governance and Management, ESADE Business & Law School, Spain
Maria Cucciniello, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Italy

Open innovation assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, in order to advance their technology. Open innovation, therefore, encourages organizations to search for solutions outside their organizational boundaries. Implementing open innovation in the public sector have a myriad of positive effects, including increased awareness of social problems, more effective practices based on broad citizen experience, and increased trust between government and citizens. At the core of the concept of open innovation in the public sector lies the active involvement of citizens into public sector activities. This involvement is often referred to as co-creation and co-production…

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Best Student Paper Award

Thanks to everyone who submitted a paper! We are in the process of reviewing them now and will announce a winner in mid-August!