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    Slow Tech: A Quest for Good, Clean and Fair ICT.Norberto Patrignani & Diane Whitehouse - 2014 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 12 (2):78-92.
    Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to introduce the term Slow Tech as a way of describing information and communication technology that is good, clean and fair. These are technologies that are human centred, environmentally sustainable and socially desirable.Design/methodology/approach– The paper's approach is based on a qualitative discourse that justifies the introduction of Slow Tech as a new design paradigm.Findings– The limits of the human body, and the need to take into account human wellbeing, the limits of the planet (...)
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    Cloud Computing.Norberto Patrignani & Iordanis Kavathatzopoulos - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):68-72.
    This paper proposes a reflection on cloud computing among users, organizations, policy makers, and providers. In particular the focus is on the social and ethical implications for organizations developing a strategy for cloud computing. Also the new roles and responsibilities of the CIOs are analyzed within the complexity of the stakeholders' network around cloud computing. The cloud opportunities but also the issues of concerns are investigated due to their importance for organizations that are more and more shifting towards virtual enterprises.
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    Slow Tech: A Roadmap for a Good, Clean and Fair ICT.Norberto Patrignani & Diane Whitehouse - 2015 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 13 (3/4):268-282.
    Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to examine how Slow Tech can support the celebration of the 20-year series of ETHICOMP conferences, with its ethical and societal focus, building on earlier descriptions of Slow Tech. The paper takes Slow Tech’s ideas a step further to explore how a roadmap and concrete checklist of activities can be developed.Design/methodology/approach– The paper is a thought leadership or conceptual piece. Its approach is based on a normative, qualitative discourse. It, nevertheless, indicates a shift (...)
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    The Clean Side of Slow Tech: An Overview.Norberto Patrignani & Diane Whitehouse - 2015 - Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 13 (1):3-12.
    Purpose– This paper aims to provide an overview of clean information and communication technology, including a brief review of recent developments in the field and a lengthy set of possible reading matter. The need to rethink the impact of ICTs on people’s lives and the survival of the planet is beginning to be addressed by a Slow Tech approach. Among Slow Tech’s main questions are these two: Is ICT sustainable in the long term? What should be done by computer ethics (...)
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    Twenty-Five Years of ICT and Society.Diane Whitehouse, Penny Duquenoy, Kai K. Kimppa, Oliver K. Burmeister, Don Gotterbarn, David Kreps & Norberto Patrignani - 2015 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 45 (3):18-24.
    Celebrating achievements is an important social ritual. Tracks and themes at conferences such as ETHICOMP 2015 provide opportunities for the careful discussion of challenges facing society in terms of information and communication technology. This topic provides the underpinning rationale to the body of papers presented throughout the entire ICT and Society track at this ETHICOMP conference. The conference orientation explains this paper's focus on codes of ethics, professional ethics, organisations and the particular challenges of the cloud and virtuality over a (...)
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    Computer Professionals Without Borders.Norberto Patrignani - 2021 - Acm Sigcas Computers and Society 49 (3):17-17.
    In November 2005, a group of Italian computer professionals decided to give their knowledge for bridging the digital divide and founded ISF, "Informatici Senza Frontiere" [1]. It is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing help to people living in situations of poverty and marginalization. With the main office in Treviso now is present in most of the Italian regions with hundreds of members, men and women. Their activities span from Italy to developing countries, with courses, digitalization of hospitals (...)
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