Building in the Good – Creating positive ICT futures CONFERENCE

This conference, co-organised by ORBIT and Microsoft Research, will discuss how information and communications technologies (ICT) may be used to create positive futures and promote the public good.

The conference will bring together stakeholders involved in ICT research and innovation to explore how the advantages of ICT can be harnessed, while disadvantages can be identified and addressed.

Through this conference, ORBIT is hoping to stimulate dialogue and exchange of ideas among prominent scientists, researchers and practitioners. It will host talks by key speakers from both the academy and industry sectors followed by a panel and a poster presentation. Keynote speaker is Lord Tim Clement Jones, member of the House of Lords and chair of the Artificial Intelligence Select Committee.

Call for abstracts

ORBIT is now inviting contributions on topics including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Desirable futures and the role of ICT
  • Embedding RRI in computer science education
  • Theory, practice and implementation of RRI in ICT development
  • RRI and industry
  • Reflecting on outcomes of research
  • Public engagement in ICT

To register your attendance or for more details on the topics and call for abstracts, please visit the ORBIT’s conference page. The deadline for submissions is 30 July 2018.

ORBIT is the Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT. It promotes acceptable and socially desirable research in ICT. The ORBIT project has been tasked by the EPSRC to embed RRI in the UK. With this in mind, ORBIT offers a range of services aimed at helping researchers to harness their creativity and create outcomes that are aligned with the interests of society.