Intersecting the Digital Maze. Considering Ethics in Cloud-Based Services’ Research

  • Daniel KerpenEmail author
  • Matthias Dorgeist
  • Sascha Zantis


Significant mobile device interactivity is realized by cloud computing – e.g., smartphone applications („apps“) as well as industrial smart manufacturing systems. The contribution deals with how cloud-based services such as these lead to severe privacy concerns that require consideration as ethical issues in ICT research projects. Furthermore, it critically discusses interdisciplinary, stakeholder-oriented conceptualizations of context-aware and reflective system designs.


responsible research and innovation (RRI) privacy and data protection cloud computing smartphone applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Kerpen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matthias Dorgeist
    • 1
  • Sascha Zantis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für SoziologieRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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