Countering bioterrorism: Why smart buildings should have a code of ethics

Herve Borrion*, Timothy Mitchener-Nissen, Jonathon Taylor, Ka Man LAI

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article examines some of the ethical issues that engineers face in developing bio-protection systems for smart buildings. An innovative approach based on four different containment strategies is used to identify these issues. Subsequent analysis shows that, whilst smart buildings have the potential to prioritize the safety of the group over that of individuals, the practical and ethical implementation of such containment strategies would require systems account for the uncertainty over the clinical state of each individual occupant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages68-75
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2012 - Odense, Denmark
Duration: 22 Aug 201224 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference2012 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2012
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityOdense
Period22/08/1224/08/12

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

User-Defined Keywords

  • Biological attacks
  • CRIMe model
  • ethics
  • smart buildings

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