Ethics: What is the Research Scenario in the Brazilian Symposium SBSI?


Is there an Ethical thinking in the development of Information Systems research and engineering in Brazil? The immanence of information systems is multidisciplinary and encompasses socio-technical plurality, unlike other areas of computing, such as computer science or engineering. When considering the epistemological breadth of the discipline, which starts from technique to the study of application, impact, influence and use; the importance of the domain of Ethics becomes paramount. How to think-do Information Systems without reasoning ethically about it? We conducted a Systematic Literature Review guided by the main research question: how does ethics permeate research published in the SBSI between 2011 and 2020? At the same time, how does this phenomenon relate to the Great Challenges in Information Systems (2016-2026)? less than 10% of the more than 700 articles published deal with some ethical aspect, superficially; and less than 1% with ownership. The Ethics Committee was reported in only one article, with very few occurrences of informed consent. That is, SBSI finds itself in a scenario of deep scarcity and shallowness in this topic.
Palavras-chave: Information Systems, SBSI, Ethics, Information Systems Ethics, Systematic Literature Review


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CARVALHO, Luiz Paulo; SUZANO, José Antonio; OLIVEIRA, Jonice; SANTORO, Flávia Maria. Ethics: What is the Research Scenario in the Brazilian Symposium SBSI?. In: ESCOLA REGIONAL DE SISTEMAS DE INFORMAÇÃO DO RIO DE JANEIRO (ERSI-RJ), 7. , 2021, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 . p. 24-31. DOI:

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