CIS 4250-001 ETHICAL ISSUES (Spring 2005)

Tuesday/Thursday 2:00pm to 3:15pm  (SOC 285)
Prof. Sudeep Sarkar

Office hours: Tuesday/Thursday: 12:45pm to 1:45 pm, ENB 315,
Phone: 974-2113, E-mail: sarkar@csee.usf.edu

Goals:

Final Grades

Rules:

Text: K. W. Bowyer Ethics and Computing
(2nd edition)
IEEE Computer Society.
Grading: Presentations (Two) 30% (10% and 20%)
Papers (Three) 30% (10% each)
Leading class discussion 10%
In-class or out-of-class worksheets, attendance 20%
Class Participation 10%

Extra credit: The following activities will help you earn upto 20 extra points! (10 points per activity)

 

 

 

 


WEEKLY COURSE OUTLINE (tentative)

 

Date TOPICS Chapter Worksheets on
pages (due)
Week 1 Jan 11 Overview & Ethics 1 10,11
Week 1 Jan 13 Critical Thinking Skills 2 35,36 (Paul, Adolf)
Week 2 Jan 18 Writing & Presentation Skills Appendix A in-class
Week 2 Jan 20 Professional Code 3 60,61 (Dustin, Zobek)
Week 3 Jan 25 Professional Code 3 63,64 (Jeremy, Derek)
Week 3 Jan 27 Cracking 4 89,94 (Clark, Hyatt)
Week 4 Feb 1 Cracking 4 93, 96 (Diana,  Joc )
Week 4 Feb 3 Encrption Issues 5 152, 153 (Tien, John)
Week 5 Feb 8 Encryption Issues 5 154,155  (Darshit, Kanesh)
Week 5 Feb 10 Safety Critical Systems 168, 169 (Rockett, Scott)
Week 6 Feb 15 First Presentation  Group1 Paper 1 due
Week 6 Feb 17 First Presentation  Group2  
Week 7 Feb 22 First Presentation Group3  
Week 7 Feb 24 First Presentation Group4  
Week 8 Mar 1 Therac-25 170, 171
Week 8 Mar 3 Whistle Blowing 240, 241 (Ngo, Toole)
Week 9 Mar 8 Whistlle Blowing Challenger Video   Photos, in-class
Week 9 Mar 10 Whistle Blowing Challenger Video in-class, Paper 2 due
Spring Break Week
Week 10 Mar 22 Whistle Blowing Challenger Video in-class
Week 10 Mar 24 Intellectual Property 8 278, 279
Week 11 Mar 29 Intellectual Property  8 280, 281
Week 11 Mar 31 Intellectual Proprety 8 282, 283, Paper 3 due
Week 12 Apr 5 Group 1 Second Presentations  
Week 12 Apr 7 Group 2 Second Presentations  
Week 13 Apr 12 Group 3 Second Presentations  
Week 13 Apr 14 Group 4 Second Presentations  
Week 14 Apr 19 Group 5 Second Presentations  
Week 14 Apr 21 Group 6 Second Presentations  
Week 15 Apr 26 Group 7 Second Presentations  
Week 15 Apr 28 Group 8 Second Presentations  

 


Paper and Presentation Assignments

Paper 1 and Presentation 1 topics: (individual presentations, 10 mins long)

     Group 1

  1. [Javier Pulecio] The Theodre R. Johnson Case (start at page 12 of your book)
  2. [Roman Bilokrylyj] Inaki Lopez Case (start at page 12 of your book)
  3. [Chris Camilleri] Lawrence Alder (start at page 12)
  4. [Paul Chapman] US Navy/Solar Turbines case (start at page 12)
  5. [Anhtuan Dang] FBI Sting at NASA (start at page 12)
  6. [Tien Duong] Arresy for threatening stories on the Internet (start at page 12)

     Group 2

  1. [Patrick Hyatt] The "Maxus" credit card extortion incident (start at page 97)
  2. [Dustin Melvin] Programmer Timothy Loyd seeding a "logic bomb" (start at page 97)
  3. [Jeremy Naylor] Techniques of information warfare (start at page 97)
  4. [Joseph Newton] Norwegian Supreme Courst ruling on cracking (start at page 97)
  5. [Long Ngo] The Night Trap Video Game (start at page 340)
  6. [Jon Agar]: Phil Zimmerman's PGP  incidence (start at page 149)

     Group 3

  1. [Darshit Patel] Evolution of the ACM code (start at page 65)
  2. [Kanesh Patel] Scholarships restricted by race (start at page 340)
  3. [Olivia Rockett] Race and ethic categories used by the government (start at page 340)
  4. [Bronson Scott] Possible bia in National Merit scholarships (start at page 340)
  5. [Diana Arteaga] Rating of top companies for working mothers (start at page 340)
  6. [Austin Zobec] Street harrassment (start at page 340)

      Group 4

  1. [Kerry Toole] Controversy over the SATAN anticracker toolkit (start at page 97)
  2. [Derek Van Coyk] The case of cracker Kevin Mitnik (start at page 97)
  3. [Adolph Weidanz] Internet explorer security holes (start at page 97)
  4. [Sang Yu] Copyright infringement on chip designs (start at page 285)
  5. [Chris Clark] Reconsidering a point in the ACM code of Ethics (start at page 285)
  6. [Huy Tran] Disputes over ownership of domain names (start at page 285)
  7. [Rod Guteirrez]  Eye strain related to computer use (start at page 307)

 


Paper 2, Paper 3 and Presentation 2 topics: (individual presentations, 20 mins)

    Group1

  1. [Rod Gutierrz] Development of Internet wiretap capability (start at page 156)
  2. [Huy Tran] Development of Public Key infrastructure (start at page 156)
  3. [Sang Yu] The "Cyberspace Electronic Security Act" proposed in 1999 (start at page 156)

    Group 2

  1. [Adolph Weidanz] Illegal wiretapping in modern times (start at page 156)
  2. [Derek van Coyk] The "Echelon" eavesdropping controversy (start at page 156)
  3. [Chris Clark] The Electronic Communication Privacy Act  (start at page 156)

    Group 3

  1. [Kerry Toole] The Ariane 5 failure (start at page 173)
  2. [Bronson Scott] The Patriot antimissle system failure (start at page 173)
  3. [Kanesh Patel] The "lost satellite" incident (start at page 173)

     Group 4

  1. [Olivia Rockett] The Aegis/Vincennes defensive weapons system incident (start at page 173)
  2. [Javier Pulecio] Software error that caused telephone system outage (start at page 173)
  3. [Darshit Patel] The North Staffordshire Hospital radiation-therapy incident (start at page 173)

    Group 5

  1. [Long Ngo] The software engineering side of the Star Wars project (start at page 243)
  2. [Joe Newton] The Virgina Edgerton Case (start at page 243)
  3. [Jeremy Baylor] The Pinto Case (start at page 243)

     Group 6

  1. [Dustin Melvin] The Clinch River breeder reactor incident (start at page 243)
  2. [Patrick Hyatt] The Three Mile Island reactor cleanup (start at page 243)
  3. [Tien Dang] The Baltimore/Imanishi-Kari research publication case (start at page 243)

     Group 7

  1. [Dang Anhtuan] Credit for inventing the microprocessor (start at page 285)
  2. [Paul Chapman] The Vermont Mircosystems vs. Autodesk trade dispute (start at page 285)
  3. [Chris Camilleri] The E-data patent dispure (start at page 285)

    Group 8

  1. [Roman Bilokrylyj] Water problem realted to chip fabrication (start at page 307)
  2. [Diana Arteaga] The controversy over electromagnetic fields (start at page 307)
  3. [Jon Agar] Carpal-Tunnel syndrome (start at page 307)
  4. [Austin Zobec] Digital medical information systems with online access of patient data that is presently considered.