Mobile Communication and the Ethics of Social Networking
Conference to take place in Budapest, September 25–27, 2008

Contributions are invited from philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, media theorists, and other interested scholars on the following and related topics:

Ethical implications of mediated relationships
The mobile internet
Exploring the self through social networking
Mobile social networking and citizen journalism
Mutual respect und acknowledgement
Gossip and social cohesion
The re-interpretation of privacy
Geobrowsing, privacy, and GPS-equipped phones
Real and virtual identities
M-learning, life-long learning
Inclusion of elderly people
Exclusion and the network effect
Social networking and big business
Conversational marketing
Fraud and secrecy
Informatics challenging bioethics (genomics and the new biology)


Target dates:
Submission of abstracts (max. 300 words) and short biographical statements (max. 150 words) by March 25, 2008. Early submissions are strongly encouraged. Please send your submissions to Kristóf Nyíri,
Those submitting abstracts will be notified of the decision concerning acceptance by Apr. 12, 2008. Deadline for receipt of draft full-length (max. 2500 words) versions of papers: July 13, 2008. Receipt of draft papers by this deadline is a condition for inclusion in the program. The papers will be compiled and distributed to all participants at the time of the conference.
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Conference organized by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and T-Mobile.