25 July 2022, 15:45 – 17:15 CET

Digitalization, transparency and democracy I

Emerging technologies: New challenges for social values?

The four emerging technologies in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

Ethical reflections in the assessment of technologies I

Chair: Jens Schippl

Chair: Leonhard Hennen

Chair: Lenka Hebakova

Chair: Constanze Scherz

AI Future(s): Potential Trajectories of the Artificial Intelligence Assemblage (Carsten Ochs, Bernd Beckert, Murat Karaboga)

Valuable use of DNA-data: research on safeguarding public values in the analysis, use and exchange of our DNA. (Yayouk Willems, Petra Verhoef)

The four emerging technologies in the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond (Tomáš Ratinger, Lenka Hebáková, Arminas Varanauskas, Mahshid Sotoudeh)

Results of a scoping review study on the debates pertaining to organoid research (Panagiotis Kavouras, Eleni Spyrakou, Vana Stavridi, Costas A. Charitidis)

External conformity assessment procedures for high-risk AI-systems: A game theoretic perspective (Mona Winau, Florian Kaiser, Marcus Wiens, Frank Schultmann, Indra Spiecker)

Digital education technology: a values first approach (Bart Karstens)


Social and Environmental Hotspots of Digital Technologies Through its Life Cycle (Santiago Cáceres Gómez, Francisco J. Gómez Gonzalez, Guillermo Aleixandre Mendizabal)

Re-Inventing Participatory TA: Living Labs as means for democratising participation? (Julia Backhaus, Stefan Böschen, Stefan John, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Ana de la Varga)

„Something wicked this way comes“ – the role of deep automation bias for critical AI literacy (Stefan Strauß)


Unmaking of a digital world? Major power rivalry and global system evolution (Joachim K. Rennstich)




When legacy code turns into senescent code: Assessing software aging and its implications (Philip König, Kevin Mallinger, Alexander Schatten)

26 July 2022, 10:30 – 12:00 CET

Ethical reflections in the assessment of technologies II

Emerging technologies: Humans and AI

Health & Care

Digitalization, transparency and democracy II

Chair: Torsten Fleischer

Chair: Leonie Seng

Chair: Poonam Pandey

Chair: Linda Nierling

Technology Assessment as a means to foster ethical reflections on wider effects of new and emerging technologies in postnormal times. (Tom Børsen, Jorge Contreras)

Artificial Intelligence in Future Science. Replacing Human Researchers and their Explanatory Mission? (Stephan Lingner)

Responsible innovation of AI for health and care - views from stakeholders, patients and citizens. (Sophie van Baalen, Petra Verhoef)

Deepfakes & Co: Digital misinformation as a challenge for democratic societies (Jutta Jahnel, Olivia Hägle, Christiane Hauser, Stephan Escher, Reinhard Heil, Linda Nierling)

TA and AI firms: bridging the gap with new methods for the co-shaping of technical change (Tanja Sinozic, Titus Udrea, Steffen Bettin)­

Human-centered design of AI – What technology design can take up from technology assessment (Pascal Vetter)

Digital decision support systems in healthcare: What matters to patients, relatives and professionals? (Diana Schneider, Heike Aichinger, Nils Heyen, Andrea Klausen, Sabine Salloch, Sara Tinnemeyer, Tanja Bratan)

The question of digital platform transparency in technology assessment. An analysis of reports (2010-2020) (Artur de Matos Alves)

The (un)availability of digitalized human activities. What happens after efficiency gains? (Ulrich Ufer, Christian Büscher)

Tackling problems, harvesting benefits: a systematization of academic AI regulation approaches (Anja Folberth, Jascha Bareis, Jutta Jahnel, Carsten Orwat, Christian Wadephul)

Robots and digital platforms revolutionizing care? A sociomaterial perspective on care work and technology (Laura Vogel, Sabine Köszegi)

Can ICTs Help Track the SDGs? Assessing the Digital Monitoring Tools and Outcomes of ‘Clean India’ (Swatch Bharat) Mission (Aviram Sharma)



The role of FemTech in women’s futures: up for discussion (Isabelle Pirson, Jaswina Elahi, Petra Verhoef, Rosanne Edelenbosch)


26 July 2022, 13:30 – 15:00 CET

New methods for integrating TA in technology development



Values, Work and Industry I

Chair: Julia Hahn

Chair: Steffen Bettin

Chair: Maike Puhe

Chair: Tanja Sinozic

Transformative Vision Assessment: A Methodology for Shaping Responsible and Sustainable Digital Futures in Science and Society (Andreas Lösch, Maximilian Roßmann, Christoph Schneider)

Exploring side effects and risks of energy innovations using a configurational approach (Michael Ornetzeder, Titus Udrea, Tanja Sinozic, Steffen Bettin)

Who needs automated vehicles and for what reasons? Citizen’s interviews on the future of mobility and daily life in Karlsruhe (Jens Schippl, Andreas Czech, Maike Puhe, Torsten Fleischer)

Sustainable implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) and its influence on the work ability in the manufacturing sector (Jörg von Garrel, Samantha Werens)

Governing Digital Agriculture in India: Stakeholders, Concerns and Policy Landscape (Poonam Pandey)

TA-based resilience monitoring as contribution for shaping digital energy futures (Bert Droste-Franke)

Citizens’ and Policymakers’ Perspectives on Automated Driving: Views from Japan and Germany (Torsten Fleischer, Yukari Yamasaki, Jens Schippl, Taniguchi)

Visions in work – Lessons from the past for the future (Linda Nierling, Philipp Frey)

Secondary use – the powerful driver of digital transformation in public services (Cordula Kropp)

Societal futures challenge the digitizing energy system - or vice versa? (Sigrid Prehofer)

An Ethical Assessment of Digital Mobility Transitions: Perspectives from Care Ethics (Giovanni Frigo, Christine Milchram, Michael Poznic, Michael Schmidt, Rafaela Hillerbrand)

Impacts of digitalisation on work and employment in the automotive sector: the case of Portugal (Frederico Cantante, Eugénia Pires, João Vasco Lopes, Tiago Santos Pereira)


Emerging AI-based electricity markets: ways to safeguard public values (Irene Niet, Laura van den Berghe, Rinie van Est)



27 July 2022, 9:00 – 10:30 CET

Cybersecurity & Dual-use tech­­­­nologies

Impact of TA and policy advice

Parliamentary TA around the world

Values, Work and Industry II

Chair: Georg Plattner

Chair: Tomas Michalek

Chair: Chris Tyler

Chair: Mahshid Sotoudeh

A “Whole-of-value-chain” Governance Approach for Dual-Use Technologies (Georgios Kolliarakis)

Technology assessment and impact assessment – distant relatives or different species? (Jiří Dusík, Miltos Ladikas, Alan Bond)

(P)TA in Central and Eastern Europe (Tanja Sinozic)

Beyond digital futures - towards integral models of work and life (Bettina-Johanna Krings)

Technology assessment for the prevention of extremism and terrorist violence (Christian Büscher, Isabel Kusche)

Challenges of scientific policy advice in shaping societal transformation (Christoph Kehl, Steffen Albrecht, Pauline Riousset, Arnold Sauter)

Global research on parliamentary science advice (Karen Akerlof)

Human-AI-interaction - a comprehensive analysis of competence requirements on firm level (Heidi Heimberger, Marco Baumgartner, Djerdj Horvat,
Christian Lerch, Steffen Kinkel)

Cybersecurity and ethics: An uncommon yet indispensable combination of issues (Karsten Weber)

Two Rawlsian Ideas for Shaping our Digital Futures with TA (Claudia Brändle, Michael Schmidt)

TA experiences in Latin America (Raimundo Roberts)

Interaction of AI with human work: TA issues around Industry 4.0 (Antonio Brandão Moniz, Nuno Boavida, Marta Candeias)


TA experiences in Africa (John Mugabe)