[AISWorld] CFP: SPECIAL ISSUE - Information Ethics from an Islamic Perspective

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Fri Jan 22 23:11:17 EST 2016

Information Ethics from an Islamic Perspective
*Call for Papers for *International Review of Information Ethics* (IRIE) *

*Vol. 25 (08/2016)*

edited by Salam Abdallah, Jared Bielby, Mahmood Sangari, Mahmood

   - Deadline for extended abstracts: *15th February 2016*
   - Notification of acceptance to authors: *15th March 2016*
   - Deadline for full articles: *30th May 2016*
   - Deadline for revised articles: *15th July 2016*
   - Publication: *August 2016*

Researchers in information ethics have gone back in history as far as
Aristotle and Descartes to seek ways, and develop principles, to resolve
ethical quandaries arising from advancements in information and
communication technologies. In the realm of published work, several studies
have investigated the ethical dimensions of moral viewpoints and
philosophies. For most of these stud-ies, however, emphasis has been drawn
from secular and western philosophies, and religion has not been a point of
contention. An ethical system comprising religious laws, specifically the
Islamic doctrine, has rarely been addressed by ethical theorists, despite
its potential for being a compre-hensive source of wide ranging principles
that can be used to govern ethical decisions and guide moral behavior.

Islam and its vast reservoir of knowledge can provide an alternative
paradigm towards viewing information ethics. Islamic ethics derive from the
Quran - a divine source, the Sunnah, and the Islamic jurisprudence that
govern all aspects of life. An Islamic ethical system should also merit
attention because it is generally believed that Islamic principles can be
flexible and adaptable to many new situations such as those demanded by the
confluence of information technology and ethics.

While we acknowledge the importance of the spiritual realm of Islam, our
interest in the following edition is on the extraction of principles and
theories from the religious landscape of Islam towards its potential
application to information ethics dilemmas.

*Possible Topics and Questions*

This issue of IRIE attempts to explore the political, social, and ethical
dimensions of big data. We welcome the exploration of, while not
restricting to, the following subject areas:

Starting from the premise that Islamic law is based on a complete system of
morality and that it can be a rich source of knowledge towards providing a
moral context for information, as well as information ethics from a legal
perspective, we invite manuscripts dealing with the different aspect of
Islamic ethics, and specifically related to the philosophy of information
and information ethics. The purpose of this special edition of the
International Review of Information Ethics is to share the Is-lamic
perspective on information ethics in order to stimulate new ways of
thinking that extends the field of Islamic ethics to the development of a
global body of applicable theories and practices.

Research topics may be theoretical or applied, philosophical-theological,
or sociological. Areas of research relevant to this issue include (but are
not limited to):

   - Digital global citizenship
   - Comparative philosophies
   - Islamic information ethics as per Capurro's Trliemma, Luciano Floridi,
   and others
   - Islamic Epistemic Foundations of Ethics
   - Comparative religious and none religious perspectives
   - The ethical system of Islam in resolving information ethics dilemmas
   - The Information society from an Islamic perspective
   - Islamic ethics and emerging technologies
   - Artificial intelligence and Islamic ethics

*Guest Editors:*

Salam Abdallah, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates, Email:
salam.abdallah at adu.ac.ae <http://www.i-r-i-e.net/salam.abdallah@adu.ac.ae>

Jared Bielby, MA/MLIS, Co-chair, ICIE; University of Alberta, Canada, Email:
bielby at ualberta.ca <http://www.i-r-i-e.net/bielby@ualberta.ca>

Mahmood Sangari, PhD candidate, Department of Information Sciences and
Knowledge Studies, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, Kharazmi
University, Tehran, Iran, Email: msangary at gmail.com

Mahmood Khosrowjerdi, editor of Infropreneurship, PhD candidate, Philosophy
of Information at Oslo and Akershus Universities, Email: mkhosro at gmail.com

For further information, especially on how to submit a paper, please refer
to: *Information Ethics from an Islamic Perspective - Call for Papers*
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