Call for abstracts


The Center for Digital Ethics & Policy at Loyola University Chicago ( will be holding its 8th annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics on November 9th, 2018.  The keynote speaker will be Catherine D'Ignazio, Principal Investigator at the Emerson Engagement Lab.


This year we are partnering with the Journal of Media Ethics on a theme:  From the Margins.  We are looking for papers on digital ethics that focus on the discrimination, harassment, marginalization of people because of gender, sexual orientation or racial-ethnic background.  The best of these will be presented at the symposium and will be considered for inclusion in a planned special issue of the Journal of Media Ethics on the symposium theme.


We will also consider other scholarly work on topics such as privacy, anonymity, griefing, free speech, intellectual property, hacking, scamming, surveillance, information mining, transparency, digital citizenship, or anything else relating to ethical questions and digital technology.  This is an interdisciplinary symposium, we welcome all backgrounds and approaches to research.


Abstracts should propose original research that has not been presented or published elsewhere.  The abstract should be between 500 and 1,000 words in length (not including references) and should include a discussion of the methodology used.


Authors of accepted papers will be eligible for up to $400 in travel funds to be able to attend the Chicago symposium.  The author(s) of the top student paper will be eligible for up to $1,000 in travel funds. 


Abstracts are due by midnight CST on May 11th, 2018, and should follow APA or MLA style.


Send your submission in a MS Word document attachment to [log in to unmask] and please write Digital Ethics Symposium submission in the subject line.


You can send questions to the same email address.





Don Heider

Associate Provost for Strategy & Innovation

Dean, School of Communication