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Ethics and Computing: Living Responsibly in a Computerized World / Edition 2

Ethics and Computing: Living Responsibly in a Computerized World / Edition 2

by Kevin W. Bowyer


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ISBN-13: 2900780360197
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/26/2000
Edition description: REV
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

About the Editor Kevin W. Bowyer is the author of "Your Call," an ethics and computing column in Computer magazine, and served as chair of the Social, Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues focus group for the Year 2001 Model Curricula for Computing. He has also led workshops on Teaching Ethics and Computing for undergraduate faculty sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Currently, he is editor in chief of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and is a member of editorial boards for several other journals. Dr. Bowyer's research interests include image understanding, pattern recognition, and medical image analysis. His research work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Medical Research and Material Command, NASA, and other agencies. Presently, Dr. Bowyer is professor of computer science and engineering at the University of South Florida, where he has received numerous distinguished teaching awards. Previously, he was a computer science faculty member at Duke University and the Institute for Informatics at the Swiss Federal Technical Institute in Zurich. Dr. Bowyer is an IEEE Fellow.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments for the First Edition.

Acknowledgments for the Second Edition

Getting Started.

Critical-Thinking Skills.

Professional Codes of Ethics.

"Cracking" and Computer Security.

Encryption, Law Enforcement, and Privacy.

Computers in Safety-Critical Systems.

Whistle Blowing.

Intellectual-Property Issues.

Environmental and Health Concerns.

Striving for Fairness.

Managing Your Career.

Appendix A: Notes for the Instructor.

Appendix B: Codes of Ethics.

Appendix C: Pointers to Additional Resources.


About the Editor.

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