Panels

PLENARY PANELS

1. THE FUTURE OF WORK
Moderator: Bo Dahlbom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Panelists: Ursula Huws (University of Hertfordshire Business School), Tanja Sinozic (Institute of Technology Assessment, Austria)

2. THE GOOD INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SOCIETY – FROM THEORY TO ACTIONS
Moderator: Gunilla Bradley, Professor Em. Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Panelists: Åse Victorin, University hospital Lund, Darek Haftor, Gunilla Bradley Centre for Digital Business, Linnaeus University, Olle Häggström, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

3. INFORMATION ETHICS

Moderator: Rafael Capurro, International Center for Information Ethics, Germany
Jared Bielby, Uversity of Alberta, Canada
Panelists: Francesca Vidal, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Anna Suorsa, University of Oulu, Finland
Sarah Spiekermann,  Institute for Management Information Systems at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria

4. DIGITAL IDENTITY IN SOCIETY AND ITS ETHICAL AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS

Moderator: Joseph Atick, ID4Africa & Identity
Panelists: (TBC) Rafael Capurro, David Sands

5. INFORMATION, COMPUTATION, COGNITION: AN ETERNAL GOLDEN BRAID?
Moderator: (TBC) Terrence Deacon, University of California, Berkley, USA
Panelists: Peter Boltuc, Ron Chrisley, Vincent Müller, Marcin Milkowski, Oron Shagrir

6. TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Moderator: Anna Dubois, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
Panelists: Ivica Crnkovic, Patricia Lago

7. WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR A MACHINE TO HAVE NON-REDUCTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS?
Moderator: Piotr Bołtuć (Springfield)
Panelists: Jack Copeland (Christchurch); Ron Chrisley (Sussex); Aleksander Bobko (Rzeszów); Igor Aleksander (London); Keith W. Miller (Missouri-St. Louis) (TBC)

8. THE ROLE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND INFRASTRUCTURES
Moderator: Carsten Sorensen The London School of Economics and Political Science
Ioanna Constantiou, Copenhagen Business School, and Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg
Panelists: Johan Stahre, Chalmers University of Technology – on digital platforms within manufacturing,
Lars Svensson, University West – on digital platformisation within life-long learning.
Jan Ljungberg, Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg

PANELS IN PARALLEL SESSIONS

1. WHY ROBOTS MUST HAVE SYNTHETIC EMOTIONS?
THE ROLE OF EMOTIONS IN THE ARTIFICIAL COGNITIVE SYSTEMS
Moderator: Jordi Vallverdú, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

2. AGEING AND TECHNOLOGIES
Moderators: Michela Cozza, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Lucia Crevani, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Panelists:
Christine Gustafsson, Mälardalens University (Sweden)
Göran Collste, Linköping University, (Sweden)
Britt Östlund, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University (Austria)
Alexander Peine, Utrecht University (Netherlands)

3. DEATH IN THE DIGITALIZED SOCIETY
Moderators: Ylva Hård af Segerstad, Applied IT Gothenburg University & Chalmers University of Technology
Amanda Lagerkvist, Media Studies at Stockholm University
Wolmet Barendregt, Applied IT, Gothenburg University

4. POSSIBILITY AND ACTUALITY: TOWARDS A MANIFESTO ON EVOLUTIONARY SYSTEMS

Organizer:
SIG Emergent Systems, Information and Society (supported by the Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin and the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science) and the Institut für Design Science München

The idea of this panel is to discuss various aspects and problems of a draft text on the nature of evolutionary systems and their relationship to the fundamental concepts of matter and information. Members of the SIG had a previous meeting on this topic already in Nürnberg, Germany, in the late summer of last year. The discussion shall be continued now within a larger framework. Participants are welcome.

Programme committee:

Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, Vienna, Austria; Institut für Design Science München
Tomáš Sigmund, University of Economics, Prague, Czechia
Christian Stary, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Rainer E. Zimmermann, Institut für Design Science München; Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany (Chair)

Further Participants: Annette Grathoff, José M. Díaz Nafría, Kyriaki Goudeli, Muraad Nofal, Renate Quehenberg, Klaus Ruthenberg, Zhang Xiaomeng