Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Ethics in Computing

A Concise Module

Authors: Kizza, Joseph Migga

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  • Provides a concise survey of the impact of new technologies on ethical and social issues such as privacy, civil liberties, security, anonymity, and workplace harassment and discrimination
  • Includes exercises for self-study
  • Satisfies the Social and Professional Practice (S) Knowledge Area of the ACM/IEEE-CS Computer Science Curricula 2013 (CS2013)
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About this Textbook

This textbook raises thought-provoking questions regarding our rapidly-evolving computing technologies, highlighting the need for a strong ethical framework in our computer science education. Ethics in Computing offers a concise introduction to this topic, distilled from the more expansive Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age. Features: introduces the philosophical framework for analyzing computer ethics; describes the impact of computer technology on issues of security, privacy and anonymity; examines intellectual property rights in the context of computing; discusses such issues as the digital divide, employee monitoring in the workplace, and health risks; reviews the history of computer crimes and the threat of cyberbullying; provides coverage of the ethics of AI, virtualization technologies, virtual reality, and the Internet; considers the social, moral and ethical challenges arising from social networks and mobile communication technologies; includes discussion questions and exercises.

About the authors

Dr. Joseph Migga Kizza is Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and former Director of the Center for Information Security and Assurance, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA. He is also the author of the successful Springer title Guide to Computer Network Security, now into its third edition.

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“The author has admirably succeeded in creating a compact but comprehensive introductory treatise. … Learning objectives are at the beginning of each chapter with scenarios, discussion items, exercises, and references. Additionally, there is a comprehensive index. The book is quite readable, and its portable nature makes it easily carried in a backpack. … any reader will find useful information for his or her self-education.” (Brad Reid, Computing Reviews, January, 2017)

“Kizza (computer science and engineering, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga) delivers a refined version of an earlier book … and provides a clear overview of the complexities of ethics in the field of computing. … Following each chapter are exercises, references, and recommended further readings. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (J. Swiatek, Choice, Vol. 54 (3), November, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics in Computing
Book Subtitle
A Concise Module
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29106-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29106-2
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 276
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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