About My Book

Title of the Book

Information, Communication, and Automation Ethics in the Knowledge Society Age


Spyros Tzafestas


School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Athens, Greece



Academic Affiliations

Spyros G. Tzafestas, Ph.D., D. Sc., Dr. Ing. e.h., Dr. Ing. (Hon.), Emeritus Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Present Position

Spyros G. Tzafestas B.Sc. (Physics, 1962), Athens Univ.; M. Sc. (Eng.) (Control, 1967), London Univ.; Ph.D. (1969), D.Sc. (1978), Southampton Univ. Honorary Doctorates: TU Munich (Germany), EC Lille (France). Positions: 1969-73: NRC “Demokritos, Athens; 1973-1985: Prof. Control, Patras Univ., Greece; 1985-2006: Prof. Control & Robotics, School E&CE, NTUA, Athens, Greece; 1999-2009: Director of NTUA/ICCS. Books: Editor 30 books, Author: 10 books on systems, control, robotics & automation. Research areas: DP Systems, MV Systems, MD Systems, Control systems, CI Systems, Robotics, infoethics, roboethics. Life Fellow (IEEE), Fellow (IET).

Associations, Organizations, Colleges, Universities, Libraries, Bookstores to Market the Book

• CASE 2018: IEEE 14th Int. Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering, Munich, 20-24 August 2018.
• ICCR 2018: IEEE RAS Int. Conf. on Control and Robots, Hong Kong, 15-17 September 2018.
• ARSO 2018: IEEE RAS Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impact, Genova, Italy, 27-29 September 2018.
• IROS 2018: IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Madrid, Spain, 1-5 October 2018.
• INTED 2019: 13th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conf., Valencia, Spain, 12-13 March 2019.
• WorldCist 2019: 7th World Conf. on Information Systems and Technologies, LaToja Island, Galicia, Spain, 16-19 April 2019.
• ICT4AWE 2019: 5th Int. Conf. on Information and Communication Technology for Ageing Well and e-Health, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 2-4 May 2019.

Description of the Book that can be Used in a Scholarly or Scientific Journal

Information, communication and automation technology (ICAT) ethics is the branch of applied ethics and technoethics which investigates the social and ethical issues of the integrated multidisciplinary ICAT field in the broad sense that includes all kinds of automated systems through the use of ICT and computer based systems. This book involves 11 timely contributed chapters that cover a wide spectrum of topics in the ICAT ethics field, including ICAT ontology and history, ethics in storytelling for business, ethics and social impact of automation, ICAT professional ethics, ethics of IoT, etc. The study of ICAT ethics will help scientists and engineers to see why and how to avoid computer, communication, and automation technology abuse, and will make them behave as ethically responsible professionals. The book provides a rich source of information that can be profitably used by graduate students and researchers on ICAT moral philosophy, ethics, and social impact in our digital era.

For Whom the Book is Written

• Graduate students and researchers in information, communication, and automation technology.
• Institutions and organizations in the above fields that want to establish an ethical culture.
• Scientists and engineers interested to learn about ethics of technology and automation.


Information, infoethics, information technology (IT), IT ethics, communication technology ethics, automation technology ethics, roboethics, technoscience, technoethics, technological therapy, storytelling ethics, automated business ethics, ethical leadership, artificial intelligence, internet of things, modernity dominion paradigm, machine consciousness.



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