Kai K. Kimppa




Kai K. Kimppa, Ph. D., is a University Research Fellow at the Turku School of Economics of the University of Turku.

He has done a wide range of research on the field of IT-ethics, especially but not only in the fields of eGovernment, eHealth and gamification and game research but also some research in usability within information systems.


Dr. Kimppa has published in various fora. Most notably in Journal of Business Ethics and Computers and Security, but also in Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in society and ACM SIGCAS Newsletter. He is an avid participant in both Ethicomp and Computer Ethics, Philosophical Enquiry (CEPE) conference series, as well as IFIP TC9 conference series Human Choice and Computers (HCC), of which he has been the programme and organizing chair as well.


Dr. Kimppa has participated as an external ethics specialist on one EU FP6 and many FP7 and projects: MINAmI, ETICA, PHM-Ethics, EGAIS, Responsible-Industry and VALCRI.


Dr. Kimppa is TIVIA's Finnish national representative to and Vice Chair of IFIP TC9, IFIP joint Working Group 9.2, vice-chair of IFIP SIG 9.2.2, Chair of TIVIA ethics group, member of ACM Committee on Professional Ethics, standing Programme Committee Member of MCCSIS/IADIS conference series and member of ETHICOMP conference series steering committee. He has created and lectured the current version of the course on Information Technology and Ethics for over a decade, currently (to his knowledge) the only IT-ethics course in Finland, for more than a decade.

Positions of Trust

He is an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society, and has worked as a referee for Ethics and Information Technology, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Information Systems Education and Information Technology & People.