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Further events in the field of digitalisation


Blockchain Center Lecture series: In this set of lectures, internationally renowned scholars in the area of blockchain research will present their work in an academic environment. The lecture series is interdisciplinary. Please find all details and the programme for this semester here.

26.04.2019, 14:00 - 18:45

Symposium "Computational Social Science - Quo Vadis?": An interdisciplinary symposium honoring  Kathleen M. Carley. Key researchers in computational social science and data science will present recent advances in the data-driven modeling and prediction of human behavior. They will highlight future opportunities and challenges in this exciting research area at the intersection of computer science and the social sciences. Further information on the event can be found here.

30.04.2019, 18:15 - 19:30

Digitalization and dementia - are human rights being forgotten? According to the Federal Office of Public Health, almost 150,000 people suffering from dementia currently live in Switzerland and around 28,000 new cases are added every year. Digitalization opens up new possibilities in the care of people with dementia, which can have positive effects both for those affected and for nursing staff. When computer programs and artificial intelligence replace human actions, however, a large number of questions also arise with regard to the human rights protection of those affected. We discuss the opportunities and dangers of using digital aids in the treatment of people with dementia and their human rights classification on the basis of input papers from: Dr. Stefanie Becker (Managing Director Alzheimer Switzerland) and Michael Schmieder (Ethicist and nurse). Flyer (PDF, 254 KB)

23.05.2019, 17:15 - 19:00

CHESS lecture - "The future of work at universities: Workplace Strategies": Claudia Hamm talks about workplace strategies in companies, how they were developed in a specific organisational context and what has to be considered in the case of universities so that workplace strategies also work here, Prof. Dr. Katja Rost moderates. Flyer (PDF, 553 KB)


Conference "digital societies 2019" at University of Konstanz: The Academy of Sociology (Akademie für Soziologie e.V.), founded in 2017 as an association to promote empirical-analytical sociology, announces its 2nd conference with a focus on digital societies. The conference is hosted at the University of Konstanz (Germany) from September 25 – 27, 2019. Digitalization is one of the megatrends of our century and affects numerous aspects of social life. The social sciences as well as the public have just begun to study and under-stand the deep structural changes that come with digitalization. Yet, the complex mixture of opportunities and risks in many areas of social life associated with this transformation calls for a more comprehensive and thorough evaluation by the social sciences. This year’s AS conference therefore calls on researchers to take up this challenge and provide substantive empirical research, methodological discussions, and theoretical contributions on digitalization with respect to all aspects of social life. Scholars are requested to submit a full paper or an extended abstract (2-3 pages). Submissions due: April 30, 2019. More information is available here.