Thursday, 16 May 2019: 15.45–17.15

Session 1 “Self-Determination in the Age of Big Data and AI” | Session Chair: Sonja Schimmler (Fraunhofer FOKUS | Weizenbaum Institute)

  • Bianca Prietl (Technical University Darmstadt): “BIG DATA: Inequality by Design?”
  • Christian Herzog (University of Lübeck): “Technological Opacity of Machine Learning in Healthcare”
  • Mona Sloane (New York University): “Inequality is the Name of the Game: Thoughts on the Emerging Field of Technology”

Session 2 “The Future of Digital Education” | Session Chair: Norbert Gronau (University of Potsdam | Weizenbaum Institute)

  • Yasmin Kafai (University of Pennsylvania), Christoph Proctor (Stanford University), Deborah Lui (University of Pennsylvania): “Framing Computational Thinking for Computational Literacies in K-12 Education”
  • Pat Treusch (TU Berlin): “Human/Machine Learning: Becoming Responsible for Learning Cultures of Digital Technology”
  • Bennet Etsiwah, Stefanie Hecht, Romy Hilbig (UdK Berlin | Weizenbaum Institute): “The Data-Driven Mindset: On the Interplay of Vocational Training and Data-Driven Culture”

Thursday, 16 May 2019: 17.30–19.00

Session 3 “Digital Divide and Skill Development”  | Session Chair: Martin Krzywdzinski (WZB | Weizenbaum Institute)

  • Kathleen Warnhoff, Patricia de Paiva Lareiro (WZB Berlin Social Science Center): “Skill Development on the Shopfloor – Heading to a Digital Divide?”
  • Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Thomas Hillmann (University of Gothenburg): “Inequalities of Professional Learning on Social Media Platforms”
  • Mammed Bagher (Edinburgh Napier University), Debora Jeske (University College Cork): “Professionals as Online Students: Non-Academic Satisfaction Drivers”

Session 4 “Digital Transformation of Labour Markets” | Session Chair: Florian Butollo (WZB | Weizenbaum Institute)

  • Katharina Dengler, Per Kropp (Institute for Employment Research [IAB]): “The Impacts of Digital Transformation on Regional Labour Markets in Germany: Substitution Potentials of Occupational Tasks”
  • Philip Wotschack (WZB Berlin Social Science Center | Weizenbaum Institute): “When Do Companies Train Low Skilled Workers? The Role of Technological Change, Human Resources Practices, and Institutional Arrangements”
  • Gemma Newlands, Christoph Lutz (Norwegian Business School): “Platform Labor and the Mobile Underclass: Barriers to Participation in the United States and India”

Friday, 17 May 2019: 12.15–13.45

Session 5 “Digital Innovation in Work” | Session Chair: Gergana Vladova (University of Potsdam | Weizenbaum Institute)

  • Mark Graham (Oxford Internet Institute), Jamie Woodcock (Oxford Internet Institute), Richard Heeks (University of Manchester), Sandra Fredmann (University of Oxford), Darcy du Troit (University of the Western Cape), Jean-Paul Van Belle (University of Cape Town), Paul Mungai (University of Cape Town), Abigail Osiki (University of the Western Cape): “The Fairwork Foundation: Strategies for Improving Platform Work”
  • Thomas Otter, Thorsten Schwarz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology): “The Right to Work and Finding Work: The Inaccessibility of Private and Public Sector Career Portals”
  • Jonathan P. Allen (University of San Francisco): “Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the New Digital Era”

Session 6 “Networked Participation and Representation” | Session Chair: Curd Knüpfer (Freie Universität Berlin | Weizenbaum Institute)

  • Julia Leschke (London School of Economics and Political Science), Carsten Schwemmer (University of Bamberg): “Media Bias towards African-Americans before and after the Charlottesville Rally”
  • Christoph Lutz ((Norwegian Business School), Christian Pieter Hofmann (Universität Leipzig): “How Privacy Concerns and Social Media Platform Use Affects Online Political Participation in Germany”
  • Gefion Thuermer (University of Southampton): “Challenges of Online Participation: Digital Inequality in Party-Internal Perspective”