Announcement and Call for Papers
Teaching SLEASE at University 2004
Social, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Software Engineering (SLEASE) is a
required segment of British Computer Society accreditation for Computer
Science and IT degree courses. The pace of change in computer technology,
its impact on society and law are topics which are of interest to many
computer scientists and their students. However, teaching these topics
requires a different approach to most of computer science. This two day
conference, to be held at The University of Reading on 15th and 16th April
2004 aims to bring together those teaching the subject for presentations
and discussion about the topics.
The Conference has the full support of the BCS Ethics Panel, one of whom
is on the Programme Committee.
Call for Papers
Papers will be fully refereed and a conference proceedings with an ISBN,
published by the University of Reading, will be produced. One of the authors
of each accepted paper will be expected to present at the conference.
Scope of the Conference
All subjects concerned with teaching students about the social impact,
legal aspects, ethical considerations and professional issues of computing
and communications technology are within the scope of the conference,
as are related educational issues.
Thus, papers are sought on all aspects of Teaching SLEASE including,
but not limited to:
-- Syllabus of SLEASE and the place of SLEASE within the CS/IT
-- Enhancement of motivation and perception of relevance.
-- Assessment of student understanding.
-- Details of particular topics for teaching, such as case studies.
-- Teaching and learning methods, and the challenges in teaching
a "social science" style topic to science/engineering students.
-- Literature surveys of material for lecturers or students.
Technical Details of Submissions
Authors are requested to submit papers as an attachment to an email.
The paper must be in MS Word or LaTeX (a template for both will be
available in the autumn). Papers should be a maximum of 7000 words.
The cover page should contain the paper title, and the name, affiliation,
address, phone number, fax number and email address of all authors. For
multi-author papers one author should be designated the corresponding author.
An abstract of no more than 300 words should be included which summarises
the objectives and content of the paper.
Papers should be submitted to [log in to unmask]
Please note: submissions should be the full paper which will be refereed
in its initial form. Feedback from referees will be advisory, although
revision according to their comments is highly recommended. The final
submitted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings, a formal
publication of the University of Reading, with an ISBN and suitable
for inclusion on full publication lists.
Authors should only submit original and previously unpublished papers.
Submission of a paper is interpreted as a statement that no part of the
paper has been published or is under review by another formal publisher.
Registration Available: November 2003
Submission Deadline: 15th December 2003
Notification of Acceptance: 6th February 2004
Timetable Announcement: 12th March 2004
Final Version of Papers: 12th March 2004
Conference: 15th and 16th April 2004
Dr R. J. McCrindle (University of Reading)
Dr A. A. Adams (University of Reading)
Dr R. J. McCrindle
University of Reading, Social Impact of IT
Dr A. A. Adams
University of Reading, IT Law
Dr P. Duquenoy
Middlesex University, Internet Ethics
Member of the British Computer Society Ethics Panel
Dr W. H. Edmondson
University of Birmingham, Social Aspects of IT
Enquiries should be mailed to [log in to unmask]
Web Page: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/SLEASE