Seminar on Technology Ethics

23–24.10.2019 @ Turku, Finland

The Future Ethics research group of University of Turku is organising the Third Annual Seminar on Technology Ethics – Expanding to Scandinavia seminar at Turku School of Economics. The seminar is scientific but casual in nature, and our aim is to promote technology ethics research and networking in Finland and Scandinavia (people from other places are also warmly welcome).

Call for papers

We have two separated tracks in this year’s seminar where full papers (3000–5000 words, including refs) and extended abstracts (500–1000 words) are invited to be submitted to following tracks (other relevant topics are also welcome):

  1. AI and Ethics
  2. Data Economy and Ethics

Track topics are at quite general level to encourage all interested people from Nordic Countries to come and share their research in the seminar. We need a stronger network in Scandinavia in the field of technology ethics.

All submitted papers will go through a double-blind review process. Authors of the accepted papers will be invited to revise their work prior to final submission. Both full papers and EAs will be published in their own sections in either the University of Turku publication series or in other open access publication channel under a Creative Commons licence, leaving the copyrights to the author(s).

 Submission of papers

Papers should be submitted in .doc, .docx or .rtf format with basic (MS Word) settings. Reference style for papers is APA6. Paper submission should be sent by email to

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline for both full papers and EAs: 15.8.2019 EXTENDED
  • Review deadline: 1.9.2019
  • Final Papers deadline: 22.9.2019
  • Seminar at Turku School of Economics: 23–24.10.2019


Preliminary Program


23.10.2019 24.10.2019
09:00-10:15 Welcome and keynote speech 09:30-10:15 Keynote speech:

Fairness – key to European Data Economy Model?“

by Jaana Sinipuro

10:15-10:45 Coffee 10:15-10:45 Coffee
10:45-12:15 Presentations 10:45-12:15 Presentations
12:15-13:30 Lunch 12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30 -14:30 Presentations 13:30 -14:30 Panel discussion
14:30- 15:00 Coffee Coffee
15:00-16:00 Panel discussion/presentations 14:30- 15:00 Closing Remarks
19:00 – Dinner(self-paid) & social program End of seminar


Keynote speakers:

24.10    Jaana Sinipuro

             Project Director, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Jaana Sinipuro is a Project Director at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. She is an experienced ICT and management professional and a dialogue-loving doer, currently leading a human-driven data economy project called IHAN®. With her team she aims to build a foundation for a consent-based method of fair data exchange and to set up European-level rules and guidelines for a new kind of data economy.

Prior to IHAN®, Jaana managed an extensive Digital Health HUB project creating a new operating model for a one-stop shop for collecting and distributing well-being data. By reforming legislation for the secondary use of healthcare data and offering high-quality data and services, Finland aims to be one of the most appealing countries for pharma and healthcare R&D&I. Before joining Sitra, Jaana worked as a Senior Advisor at SAS Institute. She is a certified Enterprise Architect with over 20 years of experience within data, analytics and knowledge management and has been quoted in numerous publications.


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Jani Koskinen, Ph.D.

Conference Chair

Olli I. Heimo, Ph.D.

Programme Chair

Anne-Marie Tuikka

Organizing Chair

Twitter: #Tethics2019     @FutureEthicsUTU


Call for papers pdf