Day One: Wednesday, 3 June, 2015


Audi Max, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Wien

12:00 Opening Session


Prof. Gerald Steinhardt, Dean, Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Em.o.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Dr.h.c.mult. Heinz Brandl, President, Austrian Society of Engineers and Architects
Pedro C. Marijuán, PhD, Foundations of Information Science (FIS)
Prof. Christian Fuchs, ICTs-and-Society Network (ICTS)
Dr Magnus Ramage, The Difference that Makes a Difference (DTMD)
Prof. Kun Wu, International Conference on Philosophy of Science (ICPI)
Prof. Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, incoming President, International Society for Information Studies

Chair: Robert Jahn, Secretary General, International Society for Information Studies


Prof. Wolfgang Hofkirchner, outgoing President, International Society for Information Studies
Information for a Global Sustainable Information Society


14:00 Information thinking big | I


Terrence W. Deacon, Professor, Anthropology and Neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.
How information lost its meaning (and how to recover it)


Robert K. Logan, Professor Emeritus, Physics, University of Toronto, Canada


16:00 Responsible Science? Meaningful Technology?


Armin Grunwald, Professor of Philosophy of Technology, Karlsruhe University; Head, Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Karlsruhe; Head, Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB)
Responsible Research and Innovation – Limits of consequentialism and the need for hermeneutic assessment

Panel on Information (and Communication) Technology from an ethical perspective

Armin Grunwald and
Rafael Capurro, Professor emeritus, Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany; Distinguished Researcher at the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE), Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Chair, International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE)
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Professor of Computer Science, Mälardalen University; Chalmers University of Technology; and University of Gothenburg; Sweden
Schahram Dustdar, Full Professor of Computer Science, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Moderator: Chris Frauenberger, Senior Researcher, Institute for Design & Assessment of Technology, Vienna University of Technology


18:00 The “just” war: do military operations promote peace?

Expert discussion

Berivan Aslan, Member of Parliament, Die Grünen, Austria
Christina Binder
, Professor, Section for International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna
Michael Bünker, Bishop, Evangelical Church
Pete Hämmerle
, International Fellowship of Reconciliation Austria
Claus J. Raidl, President, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Thomas Roithner, independent peace researcher

Moderator: Markus Veinfurter, ORF Religion Radio

That session is sponsored by Evangelische Akademie Wien and Evangelische Kirche in Österreich and is open to the public without entrance fee.


Aula, Freihaus, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8, 1040 Wien

20:00 Reception