The workshop on "Ethics of Informational Warfare" is organised by the
UNESCO Chair in Information and Computer Ethics in collaboration with
the Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship Program.
The workshop will bring together, for the first time, world-leading philosophers, ethicists, policy makers and military experts in order to clarify and discuss the ethical problems raised by new forms of warfare based on ICTs.
ICTs have become essential military weapons and crucial strategic resources, as such they pose a variety of ethical problems, for war-fighting militaries in the field, for intelligence gathering services, for policy makers, and for ethicists.
The issue could not be more pressing and there is a much-felt and quickly escalating need to share information and coordinate ethical theorising. The workshop will be a major occasion to gather leading experts in the field to present their research with the goals to share information and views, and lay down the foundation for an ethical approach to informational warfare.
The question for the speakers will be how ICTs are affecting our ethical views of warfare. The speakers will address, among others, issues like the analysis of just-war principles in the light of ICT applications; humanitarian military interventions based on ICTs; whether preventive acts of informational war may satisfy jus-ad-bellum criteria; challenges of upholding jus-in-bello standards in informational warfare, especially in asymmetric informational conflicts; and the ethical deployment of military robots.
|9:00-9:30||Coffee and Welcome|
|9:30-10:10||Brian Orend||The Fog of Cyber-War|
|10:10-10:50||John Sullins||Deception and Virtue in Robotic and Cyber Warfare|
|11:20-12:00||George Lucas||Permissible Preventive Cyberwar: Restricting Cyber Conflict to Justified Military Targets|
|12:00-12:40||Randall Dipert||The Probable Impact of Future Cyberwarfare on International Relations, the Internet, and Technological Development|
|12:40-13:20||Noel Sharkey||The killing factory|
|14:20-15:00||Shannon Vallor||Bringing Battlefield Ethics into the Lab (and Back): The Redefinition of Military Virtue in the Robotic Age|
|15:00-15:40||Thomas Simpson||The Ethics of ICT attacks|
|16:10-16:50||Patrick Lin||Informational Warfare: Exposing the Fuzzy Logic in International Law|
|16:50-17:30||Mariarosaria Taddeo||Just War Theory and War in the Infosphere, Analysing War in The New Environment|
|17:30-18:00||Round up and Conclusion|