Mapping the Public Debate on Ethical Concerns: Algorithms in the Fourth Estate

Submission to CAiSE 2019 all done. Lets wait and see the outcome in February 2019.   Algorithms are in the news on an almost daily basis. Their context is invariably artificial intelligence and machine learning decision making. In media articles, algorithms are described as powerful, autonomous actors that have a capability of producing actions that

Pirating the IBM 360 and PL/1 Pointers: Dinner at #ICSE2018

ICSE 2018 (, celebrating 50 years of software engineering, is promising to be great event. An outstanding set of keynote speakers including Fred Brooks Jr, Brian Randell and Margaret Hamilton ( will bring to bear an insightful reflection on modern software engineering research and practice. Today, I had an opportunity to converse with two pioneers

Using Foucault to examine value sensitive design concerns

One of the great benefits in multi-disciplinary ways of working is the exposure to other ways of examining problems. Last week, a paper submitted to CAISE 2018 (a top-ranked IS conference) was accepted for publication. The paper: Human and Value Sensitive Aspects of Mobile App Design: A Foucauldian Perspective examines the use of Michael Foucault’s writing on

Towards Improved Organisational Decision-Making – A Method and Tool-chain

It’s taken a bit of time, but one of our early experiments on constructing a tool chain from existing technology to support organisational decision making finally got accepted in the German Informatics Society journal: Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures Abstract Modern enterprises are large complex systems operating in an increasingly dynamic environment and are tasked