Professor at the Computer Science Faculty of the University of Namur (Belgium), where he specializes in "Computers and Rationality" as well as in "Computers and Society" and in "Ethics of Computing".
He is co-director of CITA (Cellule Interfacultaire de Technology Assessment), an interdisciplinary research team specialized in the assessment of information and communication technology.
His research interests include epistemology of computing, technology assessment in the field of development and use of information and communication technology, social informatics, as well as ethics of computing. He is co-director of CITA (Cellule Interfacultaire de Technology Assessment), an interdisciplinary research team specialized in the assessment of information and communication technology.
IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing )Outstanding Service Award (1988) and the IFIP Silver Core (1992).
He is corresponding member of "Académie Européenne des Sciences, des Arts et des Lettres", Paris, since 1993.
He is author of approx. 200 papers and has authored and co-edited several books including:
. The Information Society: Evolving Landscapes [Springer-Verlag, 1990]
. Information Technology Assessment [North-Holland, 1991]
. Risk and Vulnerability in an Information Society [North-Holland, 1993]
. R™les et Missions de l'Université [Namur University Press, 1994]
. Ethics of Computing: Codes, Spaces for Discussion and Law [Chapman and Hall, 1996]
. An ethical global information society: Culture and democracy revisited, [Chapman & Hall, 1997]
. Ethics and the Governance of the Internet, IFIP-SIG9.2.2 [IFIP Press, 1999]
. Human Choice and Computers, Issues of Choice and Quality of Life in the Information Society, [Kluwer Academic Publ., 2002]