Publications & Presentations

I occasionally post on the EPRS Blog.

Publications
Boucher, P. (2018) video: 3 key questions on blockchian voting. European Parliament.

Boucher, P. (2018) 3D bioprinting for medical and enhancement purposes. European Parliament. PE 614.517.

Boucher, P., S. Nascimento & M Tallacchini (2018) Emerging ICT for citizens’ veillance: Theoretical and practical insights. Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (3) pp 821–830.

Boucher, P. (2018) What if social media were open and connected? European Parliament. PE 614.559.

Bentley, P. J., M. Brundage, O. Häggström, T. Metzinger, M. T. Giménez Barbat & P. Boucher (2018) Should we fear artificial intelligence? European Parliament. PE 614.547.

Boucher, P. (2018) What if all technologies were inherently social? European Parliament. PE 614.552.

Boucher, P. (2018) Assistive technologies for people with disabilities. European Parliament. PE 603.218.

Bontoux, L., P. Boucher & F. Scapolo (2017) Textiles and clothing manufacturing: Vision for 2025 and actions needed. European Commission. EUR 28634 EN.

Boucher, P. (2017) What if we could 3D-print our own body parts? European Parliament. PE 603.219.

Boucher P. (2017) What if technology helped society become more inclusive? European Parliament. PE 603.197.

Boucher, P. (2017) What if blockchain changed social values? European Parliament. PE 603.176.

Boucher, P. (2017) Are blockchain applications guided by adequate social values? EuroScientist. EuroScience.

Boucher, P., S. Figueiredo Do Nascimento & M. Kritikos (2017) How blockchain technology could change our lives. European Parliament. PE 581.948. [Also available in Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Polish and Portuguese]

Boucher, P. (2016) ‘You wouldn’t have your granny using them’: Drawing boundaries between acceptable and unacceptable applications of civil drones. Science and Engineering Ethics. 22 (5) p1391–1418.

Boucher, P. & M. Kritikos (2016) What if blockchain technology revolutionised voting? European Parliament PE 581.918.

Boucher, P. & M. Kritikos (2016) What if we could make ourselves invisible to others? European Parliament. PE 581.896.

Boucher, P., M. Kritikos & L. Van Woensel (2016) What if others could read your mind? European Parliament. PE 581.421.

Boucher, P. (2015) Domesticating the drone: The demilitarisation of unmanned aircraft for civilian markets. Science and Engineering Ethics. 21 (6) p1393-1412.

Boucher, P. (2015). What comes to mind when we talk about civil drones? An early exploration of citizens’ perspectives on civil drone development. European Commission. [not public] JRC93380.

Boucher, P., S. Figueiredo Do Nascimento, L. Vesnic Alujevic & A. Martinho Guimaraes Pires Pereira (2015). Ethics dialogues: Experiencing ethics through “things”: Open IoT, civil drones and wearable sensors. European Commission. EUR 27060 EN.

Boucher, P., R. Smith, & K. Millar (2014) Biofuels under the spotlight: The state of assessment and potential for integration. Science and Public Policy. 41 (3), p283-293.

Boucher, P. (2014) Civil drones in society: Societal and ethics aspects of remotely piloted aircraft systems. European Commission. EUR 26824 EN.

Tallacchini, M., P. Boucher & S. Nascimento (2014) Emerging ICT for citizens’ veillance: Theoretical and practical insights. European Commission. EUR 26809 EN.

Boucher, P. (2014) Societal and Ethics Aspects of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Europe- A Scoping Study on RPAS Integration Procedures [not public]. European Commission. JRC90020.

Curvelo P., A. Guimarães Pereira, M. Tallacchini, C. Rizza, A. Ghezzi, L. Vesnic-Alujevic, M. Breitteger & P. Boucher (2014). The constitution of the hybrid world: How ICT’s are transforming our received notions of humanness. European Commission. EUR 26455 EN.

Boucher, P. (2013) Things, names, judgments and the LRS Lens: A critical realist analysis of the biofuel controversy in the United Kingdom. Science Communication. 35 (2) p241–265.

Gough, C. & P. Boucher (2013) Ethical attitudes to underground CO2 storage: Points of convergence and potential faultlines. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 13, p156-167. Republished May 2013 in virtual special issue; Key CCS social science research articles.

Boucher, P., K. Millar & R. Smith (2013) Biofuels: Technology, governance context and assessments. Oslo: Est-FRAME Project.

Boucher, P., K. Millar & R. Smith (2013) Biofuels and the need for integrated assessments [not public]. Oslo: Est-FRAME Project.

Thorstensen, E., P. Boucher, E. M. Forsberg, E. de Bakker, M. J. Bogaardt, N. Bryndum, D. van Doren, N. Heyen, K. Kjølberg, L. Klüver, R. Lindner, K. Millar & R. Ø. Nielsen (2013) The current and future context for emerging science and technology assessment [not public]. Oslo: Est-FRAME Project.

Boucher, P. (2012) The role of controversy, regulation and engineering in UK biofuel development. Energy Policy, 42, p148-154.

Boucher, P. & C. Gough (2012) Mapping the ethical landscape of carbon capture and storage technology. Poiesis and Praxis. 9 (3-4), p249-270.

Gough, C., P. Boucher, P. Upham & T. Roberts. (2012) Ethical attitudes and underground CO2 storage [not public]. Cheltenham: International Energy Agency.

Roberts, T., P. Upham, S. Mander, C. McLachlan, P. Boucher, C. Gough & D. A. Ghanem (2012) (Eds) Low-carbon energy controversies. London: Routledge.

Boucher, P. (2012) Biofuel development in the UK: Regulatory and engineering visions beyond a changing controversy. In Low-carbon energy controversies. Roberts, T., P. Upham, S. Mander, C. McLachlan, P. Boucher, C. Gough & D. A. Ghanem (Eds.). London: Routledge.

Roberts, T. & P. Boucher (2012) Methodologies for understanding low carbon energy controversies. In Low-carbon energy controversies. Roberts, T., P. Upham, S. Mander, C. McLachlan, P. Boucher, C. Gough & D. A. Ghanem (Eds.). London: Routledge.

Roberts, T., P. Upham, P. Boucher, C. McLachlan, S. Mander, C. Gough & D. A. Ghanem (2012) Conclusions and a research agenda for the social science of energy supply controversy. In Low-carbon energy controversies. Roberts, T., P. Upham, S. Mander, C. McLachlan, P. Boucher, C. Gough & D. A. Ghanem (Eds.). London: Routledge.

Roberts, T., P. Upham, C. McLachlan, S. Mander, C. Gough, P. Boucher & D. A. Ghanem (2012) Understanding and triangulating approaches to energy supply controversies. In Low-carbon energy controversies. Roberts, T., P. Upham, S. Mander, C. McLachlan, P. Boucher, C. Gough & D. A. Ghanem (Eds.). London: Routledge.

Boucher, P. (2011) What next after determinism in the ontology of technology? Distributing responsibility in the biofuel debate. Science and Engineering Ethics, 17 (3) p525-538.

Upham, P., P. Thornley, J. Tomei, & P. Boucher (2009) Substitutable biodiesel feedstocks for the UK: A review of sustainability issues with reference to the UK RTFO. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17 (1) p37-45.

Upham, P., J. Tomei & P. Boucher (2009) Biofuels, aviation and sustainability: Prospects and limits. In Climate change and aviation: Issues, challenges and solutions. Upham P. & Gossling, S. (Eds.). London: Routledge.

Upham, P., P. Boucher & D. Hemment (2008) Piloting a carbon emissions audit for an international arts festival under tight resource constraints: Methods, issues and results. In Sustainable tourism futures: Perspectives on systems, restructuring and innovations. Gössling, S., Hall, C. & Weaver, D. (Eds.). London: Earthscan.

Upham, P., P. Boucher, S. Connor, D. Hemment & H. Waterman (2007) Climate change and the Northwest’s cultural sector. Manchester: Future Everything.

Reiner, D., P. Boucher, S. Shackley, P. Upham & J. Chen (2007) Communication and public perceptions of CO2 capture and storage in the EU. Multidisciplinary analysis and gap-filling strategies [not public]. Høvik: Det Norsk Veritas.

Presentations
3D bioprinting for medical and enhancement purposes: scenarios and options for European policy. European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Annual Meeting. Lancaster, UK. 26th July 2018.

STOA and EPRS activities on artificial intelligence. Invited keynote. Innov-AI-tion Law for Technology 4.0. Maastricht University Campus, Brussels. 6th April 2018.

Additive bio-manufacturing: 3D printing for medical recovery and human enhancement. Invited presentation and discussion panel. IN(3D)USTRY From Needs to Solutions. Barcelona, Spain. 4th October 2017.

How blockchain could change our lives. Invited discussant. European Cybersecurity Meeting. University of Oxford, England. 26th-27th January 2017.

Using responsible research and innovation to mobilise critique within the european institutions. Invited discussant. Exploring approaches to intervene with/in STS. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany. 24th-25th November 2016.

What if blockchain technology revolutionised voting? Invited lecture. Café Numérique. RTL House, Brussels, Belgium. 10th October 2016.

Socio-technical futures for parliamentary research: building a foresight service for the european parliament. Science and Technology by Other Means. European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting. Barcelona, Spain. 1st-3rd September 2016.

Blockchain activities at the European Parliamentary Research Service. Invited lecture. Blockchains for Social Good. Committee of the Regions, Brussels, Belgium. 21st June 2016.

Domesticating the drone: from public acceptance of drones to publically acceptable drones. Invited lecture at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society. Tilburg, Netherlands, 2nd June 2015.

Domesticating the drone: The demilitarisation of drones for civilian markets. Invited lecture at the exhibition Heaven and Hell. From Magic Carpets to Drones. Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, 17th March 2015.

What comes to mind when we talk about civil drones…? From public acceptance of drones to publicly acceptable drones. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Civil Operations Conference. Brussels, Belgium, 2nd-4th December 2014.

Domesticating the drone: The demilitarisation of drones for civilian markets. A matter of design. Making Society through Science and Technology. Italian Association for Science and Technology Studies. Milan, Italy, 12th-14th June 2014.

Biofuels under the spotlight: The state of assessment at potential for integration. International Bioenergy Conference. Manchester, UK. 11th-13th March 2014.

Integrated assessment of emerging science and technologies. Technology Assessment and Policy: Areas of Great Transitions. National Technical Library, Prague, Czech Republic. 13th-15th March 2013.

Studying biofuel debate and development with the LRS lens. Invited lecture at the Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham, England, 14th February 2013.

The role of debate, regulation and engineering in the development of energy systems. Invited lecture at the State University of New York, USA, 5th February 2013.

Mapping ethical landscapes of carbon capture and storage technology. Seventh International Conference on Applied Ethics. Hokkaido University, Japan, 26th-28th October 2012.

The CCS ethical landscape (full session discussion panel) and Mapping ethical landscapes of carbon capture and storage (presentation). Invited lecture at the International Energy Agency Social Research Network. Brisbane, Australia, 12th-13th April 2012.

Mapping ethical landscapes of carbon capture and storage. Energy and Society. University of Lisbon, Portugal, 22nd-24th March 2012.

Biofuel regulation: Governing a non-transition amid a narrowing debate. Invited lecture. British Sociological Association: Climate Change, Consumption and Daily Life- The Role of the State. University of Manchester, England, 23rd November 2011.

Things, names and judgements: Disagreement in the biofuel controversy. Society for Social Studies of Science. Ohio, USA, 2nd-6th November 2011.

Biofuels: The uniform treatment of a heterogeneous technology. Energy and People: Futures, Complexity and Challenges. University of Oxford, England, 20th-21st September 2011.

The realist’s dilemma and epistemic privileging. Methodologies for Environment-Society Research. Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, Scotland, 18th-19th March 2010.

Exploring the biofuel controversy. Supergen Annual Researcher Meeting, Solihull, England, 24th-26th March 2010.

The semiotic triangle and understanding biofuels. Critical Realism and Interdisciplinary Research, University of Oslo, Norway, 20th-23rd April 2009.

A critical realist study of biofuel technology. Supergen Annual Researcher Meeting, Leeds, England, 29th-30th October 2008.

Biofuels, environment and society. Doctoral Conference, University of Manchester, England, 22nd-23rd May 2008.

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