This year's theme will be "The Ethics of Emerging Military Technologies." Papers and proposals for panels or other program segments are invited on the ethical and legal implications of all emerging military technologies, including but not limited to: robotics, nanotechnology, biomedical human enhancements, weapons research, and information/communications systems.
In keeping with our usual practice papers on any aspect of military ethics or just war theory will be considered.
Please note the following guidance on submission deadlines. Proposals are due 15 September 2010. Full working drafts of papers will be favored over one-page proposals. Proposals or papers MUST contain the author's name, institution, and contact information on the first page; the contact information must include email address, command or institutional affiliation, and telephone number. Once you are notified that your proposal or draft has been accepted, you must submit your full paper by 1 December 2010.
If you would like to make a presentation at the conference, please submit a paper, a draft, an outline, or a proposal to Dr. Richard Schoonhoven at the United States Military Academy by 1 August 2010. Submit your proposal as a word processor file in MS Word format attached to an e-mail addressed to Dr. Schoonhoven (Richard.Schoonhoven@usma.edu). Document file name should be author's first and last name and brief paper title: e.g., .John Smith: States, Promises and Treaties..
We expect to be able to notify authors of presentations selected by approximately 1 October 2010. Prior to the conference, the papers will be published on the ISME Web Page, http://isme.tamu.edu. Disclaimer: ISME and the program chair assume no responsibility for papers that are misdirected, lost in transmission, or otherwise not received and acknowledged. Acknowledgement is by e-mail only. If you prefer that your paper not be posted, please clearly inform us.
In order to provide adequate time for discussion of presentations, each presenter should plan to be limited to 15 minutes. Please bear this time limit in mind as you craft your papers.
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