Keynote Speakers

 prof.dr. (Payal) P Arora

Payal Arora
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands


Inclusive design and the pathway to action

What actions and innovations are needed to create an inclusive internet environment? Why focus on user experiences among low-income communities around the world to reconstitute ethical design? What kinds of design principles should we live by if we want a regenerative, redistributive, and resilient technological society?

Join Payal Arora for her talk as she lays out a pathway for sustainable action.



Doris Allhutter
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria


Doris Allhutter holds a PhD in political science and is a senior postdoc at the ITA with a focus on Science and Technology Studies. Her main research interest is in how information systems co-emerge with hierarchies and hegemonies in society and organizations. Her current research takes a political and socio-material perspective on software design practices in the field of semantic technologies.

Join Doris Allhutter for her talk.


Catrin Misselhorn
University of Göttingen, Germany


From 2012 to 2019 Dr. Catrin Misselhorn was the Chair for the Philosophy of Science and Technology and Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart. Starting in April 2019 she accepted a Chair at the University of Göttingen. Her research focuses on machine morality, or the moral behavior of artificially intelligent systems. More broadly, she is an expert on the philosophy of science and technology.

Join Catrin Misselhorn for her talk.