Interactive Systems and the Implications of Computing in Society

Computer systems are transforming our lives, becoming an essential resource that makes our daily activities inconceivable without their use. As they become more present, their influence on society is increasingly significant, raising ethical concerns and challenges in relation to issues such as privacy, inequality, power relations, data manipulation, and prejudice, among others.

In the present scenario, it is necessary to reassess the development of computer systems to balance the well-being of society with the ethical use of these technologies. Ethical paradigms must be adapted to the needs of the community, in line with the current challenges of the smart society. Only a multidisciplinary effort can find the best ways to address these concerns, including experts from various fields in addition to the technological area, such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history and political science, as well as those with lived experience in relation to the implications of computer systems in society.

We invite experts from the IS community on topics such as Professional Ethics, Copyright, Social Impact of New Technologies, Sustainability, among others, to submit papers that bring relevant discussions on how computing and our societies relate and articulate, and the implications they bring to each other. Original contributions are sought with an interdisciplinary approach, both in the field of technology and in the humanities, focusing on the development and use of interactive systems and their relationship with social construction, including, among others, cultural, historical, sociological, economic, legal, and political studies.

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Topics of interest (not limited to) for this call:

Alignment of value and moral decision-making
• Collaborative open innovation and co-design
• Computing and 21st-century skills
• Computing and diversity
• Computing and environmental impacts
• Computing and geopolitics
• Computing and socioeconomic differences
• Computing supporting sustainable development goals
• Computing, citizenship and the social good
• Control, surveillance and privacy
• Cultural, political and social implications of AI
• Digital culture and technologies
• Entertainment and Technology
• Ethical standards, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence
• Ethical use of computer systems
• Ethics in systems design and development
• Fake News
• Future technology implications
• Green technology
• Inclusion and digital literacy
• Intellectual property, collaborative production and copyleft
• Memory, digital legacy and immortality
• Open science
• Prohibitions, restrictions and taxation of computer systems
• Social studies on the use of computing
• Sustainable development of computer systems
• The future of work in the face of new digital technologies
• Universal access to technology
• Web and freedom of expression

Submission Details

Submissions must be written in English. Papers must be formatted according to the JIS LaTeX or MS Word templates ( and submitted as PDF files. JIS is open access, free of charge for both authors and readers, and all papers published by JIS follow the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Review Process

The submission will go through the JIS standard review process.


Clodis Boscarioli
Dárlinton Barbosa Feres Carvalho