Engineers are designing very sophisticated systems to identify people, and to track their movements
and intentions. In this case study you are asked to consider the ethical issues associated with the use of
Review at least four scholarly articles to gain some understanding of various viewpoints.
Provide formal citations for each article you review.
Review the IEEE Code of Ethics.
In view of the IEEE Code of Ethics, present the relevant arguments both for and against the use
of sophisticated systems to monitor people in urban areas and in crowds (e.g., airports,
stadiums, shopping centers, etc.).
Your paper should be in the range of 400 – 600 words in length, not including ancillary material
such as titles, references, figure captions, etc. Graphics are not required, but are allowed. Data
should be organized into tables as appropriate. The better your paper is organized and written,
the happier your readers will be, and the higher your score.
One possible starting point for your research is a recent Master’s Thesis by Grant Kirby, entitled
“Engineering Standards and Ethics in Automated Biometrics”. This can be retrieved from the Auburn
University Electronic Thesis and Dissertation archive, AUETD.