Lecture Series: Aspects of the Digital Transformation

The Centre for Informatics and Society (CIS) of the Faculty of Informatics at the TU Wien is hosting a public lecture series on Aspects of the Digital Transformation.

The Digital Transformation describes the fundamental changes society is currently undergoing due to the rapid and ubiquitous adaptation of digitial tools and technologies. Be it governance in the form of e-Democracy, search engines and the values they carry within their design and vision or the impact of new, data-driven business models on scientific inquiry: the impact of the Digital Transformation is as varied as it is ubiquitous.

Bridging the gap between digital technologies and their impact on society, the lectures cover a wide range of topics, from designing for quality of life in the digital age to the politics of search engines. International academics present multiple facets of the Digital Transformation related to their research.


Prof. Gerhard Fischer
Exploring Design Trade-Offs for Quality of Life in Human-Centered Design
October 22nd, 2018 at 17:00 at the Kontaktraum

Prof. Ehud Shapiro
Computational Foundations for e-Democracy
November 12th, 2018 at 17:00 at the Zemanek HS

Prof. Klaus Kornwachs
Data – Interests – Ontologies: How business models distort science
December 10th, 2018 at 17:00 at the Kontaktraum

Dr. Astrid Mager
Visions and values in European search engine design
January 21st, 2018 17:00 at the Kontaktraum

More detailed information will be announced at lectures.cisvienna.com shortly.


Registration via email is recommended due to limited space.

The lectures are free and open to the general public and will be held in English.
Questions and discussion with the speakers are encouraged after the lectures, and refreshments will be provided after the lectures as well.