Call For Abstracts

Requirements and guidance for submitting papers

The Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics and Broader Considerations of Technology sincerely welcome paper proposals for the inaugural Ethics and Broader Considerations of Philosophy Confernece.


Papers will be considered for one of 4 open conference presentation spots and one of 40 open poster presentation spots.

Note: 20 poster presentations will be reserved for undergraduates.

Prepare Abstracts

Abstract Submissions Due: August 25th at 11:59 PM CST

We invite papers on the topic of ethics and technology. So, acceptable papers are those that explore topics described below. 

Status Notification

Notification of Acceptance: September 1st

Authors of abstracts will be notified if their papers are accepted by September 1st. 

Prepare Poster

40 Abstracts to be Presented As Posters

20 abstracts from graduate students and early career (MAs, MSs, PhDs) will be selected.

20 abstracts from undergraduates will be selected. 

Abstract Requirements:

  • Abstracts only (750-1000 words). Shorter or longer abstracts will not be

    • Footnotes count toward word count.

    • Bibliographical information referred to in abstract or otherwise noted does not count toward word count of abstract. But, please, keep it to one page.

    • Titles do not count toward word count.

  • Double spaced, prepared for blind-review. (Anticipate full papers at half-hour reading time or 4500 words, whichever is shorter.)

  • Indicate in your submission whether you would consider being a commentator on another paper, should your paper not be accepted to the conference for presentation.

Please submit abstracts electronically (in Word format) to the link provided below. (COMING SOON).


We accept all papers from any method of inquiry or discipline so long as it fits the theme of ethics and technology as spelled out below. We strongly encourage submissions from women and persons from minoritized groups, perspectives, and areas of thought. The conference is soliciting literature review, survey, business case study and research papers and comments including, whilst not limited to, the following areas of interest:
  • Ethical design

  • Implementation of moral reasoning

  • Privacy

  • Permissible use of technology

  • Concerns about discerning truth, dissemination of disinformation or propaganda

  • Addiction and the dopamine economy

  • Economic and asset inequalities

  • Machine ethics and algorithmic biases

  • Concerns about the surveillance state

  • Data control and monetization

  • Implicit trust and user understanding

  • Hateful or criminal actors

Ready To Submit Your Abstract?

All abstract submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. English is the official language of the conference. We also welcome intedisciplinary abstract submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) abstracts in electronic (DOC or PDF) format.


Paper Submission

If your paper was one of the 4 selected to give a talk in a plenary session, you will be notified directly with you submission instructions.