Keynotes

Session A1: Augmented Realities, Spatial Perception and Societal Impacts

  • The Digital, Affects and Space: Methodological Advances in Researching the Relation of Augmented Realities, Spatial Perception and Societal Impacts
  • Tabea Bork-Hüffer (University of Innsbruck), Niklas Gudowsky (Institute of Technology Assessment), Katja Kaufmann (Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt), Martin Rutzinger (IGF-ÖAW)
  • Extending reality. On the impact of augmented reality in the Netherlands
  • Dhoya Snijders, Serf Doesborgh, Rinie van Est (Rathenau Institute)

Session A2: Our digital colleague. Tracing the transformation of science and research by AI and big data

  • Stephan Lingner and Jan C. Schmidt (EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment)
  • Bernhard G. Humm (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences)
  • Michael Nentwich (Institute of Technology Assessment)
  • Jan-Hendrik Passoth (Munich Center for Technology in Society) 
  • Sarah Spiekermann-Hoff (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

Session A3: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work and Education

Session A4: Dual-use in a Digital World

Session B1: Limits to … Predictive Power” – Policy Advice in the Age of Computational Modelling

  • The socio-political narratives of computer models: Insights from the modelling of trade policies, energy systems and the risks of nanotechnologies
  • Anja Bauer (Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt), Leo Capari, Daniela Fuchs, Titus Udrea (ITA)
  • Ambivalences of legibilization. Computational social science and its effects on policy advice
  • Florian Eyert (Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society)
  • The AMS Algorithm in Austria: Locating Biases via a Mathematical Framework
  • Paola Lopez (University of Vienna)
  • Algorithmic profiling of job seekers in Austria: how to make austerity politics effective
  • Doris Allhutter, Astrid Mager (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Florian Cech, Fabian Fischer (TU Wien), Gabriel Grill (University of Michigan)

Session B2: e-SIDES: Responsible data-driven innovation: Today and tomorrow

  • Michael Friedewald, Daniel Bachlechner (Fraunhofer ISI)
  • Tjerk Timan (TNO/Big Data Value Association)
  • Stephan Strauß (Institute for Technology Assessment)
  • Towards Value-Centric Big Data: Community Position Paper
  • Bart Custers (University of Leiden, Center for Law and Digital Technologies)
  • Rigo Wenning (World Wide Web Consortium – W3C)
  • Alexandra Ebert (Mostly AI)

Session B3: New Methods for TA - Computational Content Analysis: Experiences, Potentials and Challenges

  • Using Automated Text Analysis Methods to Uncover Socio-Political Narratives within Computer Modelling and Simulations
  • Titus Udrea, Daniela Fuchs, Leo Capari (Institute of Technology Assessment), Anja Bauer (Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt)
  • A Policy Research Method Case Study: Generating and Extracting Evidence-based Policy Inferences from a large EC Framework Programme Project
  • Tanja Sinozica (Institute of Technology Assessment), Mete Basar Baypinarb (Istanbul Technical University), Edward Bergmanc (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business), Miklos Hornyakd, Ferenc Kruzslicze and Attila Vargaf (University of Pecs)
  • Merge your data! – Mixing methods of digital content, discourse, and network analysis
  • Nils Matzner (Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt)

Session D1: Industry 4.0 in the light of Demographic Change

  • Different perspectives on an ageing society: Demographic versus economic dependency in the light of industry 4.0. Innovation and Grand Challenges
  • Ulrike Bechtold (Institute of Technology Assessment), Martin Fieder and Harald Wilfing (Vienna University)
  • Demographic change and Industrial Societies 4.0
  • Claus Seibt (Transformations and Futures Research)
  • AAL and Industry 4.0 Policies in Austria
  • Ingo Hegny, Kerstin Zimmermann (Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology)
  • Technology for lifelong learning
  • Marianne Barland (Norwegian Board of Technology)

Session D2: Platform Work – Technology Assessment and Organizational Options

  • Linda Nierling (Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis)
  • Contract Prototypes for the Platform “Crowd” Work – The Case of Serbia
  • Branka Andjelkovic, Maja Kovac, Tanja Jakobi (Public Policy Research Centre)
  • Crowdwork and Its Implications for Employment Relations: Flexibility and Labour Market Inclusivity
  • Csaba Makó, Miklós Illéssy (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Máté Vörös (University of Pécs)
  • Labour conflicts in platform labour: between online-irrelevant and offline-effective?
  • Philip Schörpf (FORBA), Benjamin Herr (University of Vienna)

Session D3: Is Automated Driving a new opportunity for sustainable mobility or just "same same but different"?

  • Torsten Fleischer and Jens Schippl (Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis)

Session E1: Governing Energy Policy – value driven or smart choices?

Session E2: Amplified sociotechnical problems in integrated infrastructures

Session E3: Societal Implications of the Energy System

  • Linda Nierling (Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis)
  • Cyber-Physical Systems and Climate-Change Agenda: Issues and Linkages for Consideration
  • Jiri Dusik (Integra Consulting Ltd.)
  • Societal Acceptance of Emerging Energy Technologies in the Context of the Energy Transition
  • Marcel Weil, Manuel Baumann, Jens F. Peters, Martina Haase, Christine Rösch, Jens Buchgeister (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Christina Wulf, Petra Zapp (Research Center Jülich), Tobias Junne, Tobias Naegler (German Aerospace Center), Philip Emmerich (Technical University Berlin)

Session H1: Genome editing in human reproduction: Society, Ethics and Governance

  • Mara Almeida (Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon)
  • Accelerating and braking factors for the development of gene editing in the human germline. A view from technology assessment
  • Ingrid Schneider (University of Hamburg)
  • Value meets CRISPR: from value regimes of actions-in-context to TA diplomacy
  • Karen Kastenhofer (Institute of Technology Assessment)
  • A national dialogue on human genome editing
  • Jeroen Gouman, Sophie van Baalen, and Petra Verhoef (Rathenau Instituut)

Session H2: The Change of Health Technologies – Citizens’ Engagement in Their Own Health Situation

Session H3: Assessing similarities and gaps in aging and disabilities: Towards better Assistive Technologies

  • The value of technologies: Setting Ageing and Assistive technologies in comparison
  • Linda Nierling and Bettina-Johanna Krings (Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis)
  • Accessibility of assistive technologies as a factor in the successful realization of the labor potential of persons with disabilities: Russia's experience
  • Yulia Nenakhova (Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Improving access to arm and leg prosthesis in Germany – perspectives from HTA and RRI
  • Martina Baumann and Maria Maia (Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis)
  • Assessments of Assistive Technologies: From how to where (and so what?)
  • Erik Thorstensen (OsloMet)
  • Responsible innovation and technology assessment in social welfare organizations
  • Birte Schiffhauer (Fachhochschule Bielefeld)

Session P1: Value-driven Technologies: Role concepts in Technology Assessment and Responsible Innovation

Session P2: How to serve parliament as a TA institute

  • Ira van Keulen (Rathenau Instituut)
  • Towards a Transatlantic Network for Technological Assessment: Comparing Legislative Advising and Policy Impacts in Europe and the United States
  • Adrien Abecassis, Bernhard Fischer-Appelt and Jack Loveridge (Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs)
  • Controversy or Policy? The TA-SWISS Approach
  • Elisabeth Ehrensperger and Christina Tobler (TA-SWISS)
  • A co-designed research agenda for legislative science advice
  • Chris Tyler, Alessandro Allegra (University College London) and Karen Akerlof (George Mason University)
  • A technology radar for Norwegian MPs
  • Marianne Barland (Norwegian Board of Technology)
  • Increasing agility and flexibility in parliamentary TA: Reflections on two terms as part of the TAB
  • Tobias Jetzke and Stephan Richter (VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH)

Session P3: Value-driven innovation approaches: theory and practice

Session T1: International TA Perspectives

Session T2: Food Waste Reduction – Possible Solutions

Session T3: Value-driven Technologies: Methods, Limits, and Prospects for Governing Innovations

  • Gabriel Bianchi, Miroslav Popper and Tomáš Michalek (Slovak Academy of Sciences)
  • Attitudes to progressive gene therapies in Slovakia in the light of the ethical dimensions of human enhancement
  • Gabriel Bianchi (Slovak Academy of Sciences)
  • Governing genome editing – dealing with »wicked« problems
  • Alexander Lang and Erich Griessler (Institute for Advanced Studies)
  • Quality assurance in 24h-caregiving at home by means of digital support
  • Haslinger-Baumann Elisabeth, Werner Franz, Hauser Carina and Daia Andrea (University of Applied Science)
  • Co-Creation of Co-design
  • Patrick Deniz Hos (University of Stuttgart)
  • Expectations and concerns of the ‘Care Robot for Senior’
  • Jiyoung Suh (Science & Policy Institute)
  • Technology and me: Evolved or regressive attitude?
  • Wendy Rowan, Stephen McCarthy and Ciara Fitzgerald (University College Cork)

Session U1: TA and Ethics for Value-driven Technologies: Educational Aspects

  • Jan Kaźmierczak (Silesian University of Technology), Elena A. Gavrilina and Alexandra A. Kazakova (Bauman Moscow State Technical University)
  • On the Need of Ethics in General and Ethics of Technology in Particular: Reflections of an Ethics Teacher
  • Joanna Sośnicka (Lodz University of Technology)
  • Human dignity in the context of value technologies of the educational process
  • G.G. Kolomiets, I.V. Kolesnikova and Ya.V. Parusimova (Orenburg State University)
  • Men, women, technology, and teaching
  • Renate Dürr (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Readiness to New Technologies as Innovative tools of Education process
  • Ekaterina N. Yadova (Moscow Business School)
  • Ethical evaluation of technology in the classroom – three methods that are practice-oriented and proven in practice
  • Karsten Weber (OTH Regensburg)

Session U2: TA and Ethics for Value-driven Technologies: Educational Aspects (Part 2)

  • About Educational Needs of Technology Assessment
  • Bartłomiej Gładysz (Warsaw University of Technology) and Jan Kaźmierczak (Silesian University of Technology)
  • Technological History as a Tool for the Development of Competence in Judging Current Technologies
  • Kurt Möser (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Relevance of the interdisciplinary course on Technology Assessment for energy universities
  • Nina Malinovskaya and Pavel Malinovskii (National Research University)
  • Technical education in Russia: A request for TA and Value-oriented Approaches
  • Andrey Andreev (Moscow Power Engineering Institute)
  • Teaching the teachers for value-driven technologies. How can TA lectures support future engineers to design technical innovations dealing with societal challenges?
  • Mahshid Sotoudeh, Walter Peissl, André Gazsó, Michael Ornetzeder and Doris Allhutter (Institute of Technology Assessment)

Poster Session

  • Between Euphoria and Skepticism – Perspectives of Social Work on Decision Support Systems
  • Diana Schneider (FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences)
  • ELSI in the interdisciplinary field: A discussion on how to form a common ELSI framework among different experts - on the subject of information technology and life science
  • Tatsuhiro Kamisato (Chiba University) and Mitsuaki Hosono (Gifu University)
  • Developing a health-related understanding of lifestyle direct-to-consumer genetic testing by users
  • Wiebke Sick (Institute of Medical Sociology, University Hospital Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)
  • Participatory Methods in Fostering Responsible Research and Innovation: The Case of Nanotechnology
  • Łukasz Nazarko (Bialystok University of Technology)
  • Trust in Technology – Measurement Perspective
  • Joanna Ejdys (Bialystok University of Technology)
  • Technology assessment using the Multi-Attribute Decision-Making Method
  • Katarzyna Halicka (Bialystok University of Technology)
  • Technology Assessment as Support in the Decision-Making Process for Modernizing Critical Communication Technologies Used by Public Safety Agencies in Brazil
  • Débora Vanessa Campos Freire and Ana Clara Cândido (Federal University of Santa Catarina)
  • Evolution of Technology: A Case Study of Outer Space Applications
  • Pratik Patil (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
  • Empowering neuroethical discourse with participatory methods
  • Ludwig Weh (Humboldt University Berlin) and Christopher Coenen (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis)
  • Treatment of missing values in binary classification problems: the strategy matters
  • Esther Denecke, Michel Lang, Jörg Rahnenführer (TU Dortmund University)