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

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages68-75
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeNot Eligible
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
CountryDenmark
CityOdense
Period22/08/1224/08/12

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.

Keywords

  • Biological attacks, CRIMe model, ethics, smart buildings