2nd Weizenbaum Conference, 16.-17- Mai 2019


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?“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.11
  • Christian Herzog (University of Lübeck): „Technological Opacity of Machine Learning in Healthcare“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.7
  • Mona Sloane (New York University): „Inequality is the Name of the Game: Thoughts on the Emerging Field of Technology“ * DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.9

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“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.21
  • Pat Treusch (TU Berlin): „Human/Machine Learning: Becoming Responsible for Learning Cultures of Digital Technology“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.22
  • Bennet Etsiwah, Stefanie Hecht, Romy Hilbig (UdK Berlin | Weizenbaum Institute): „The Data-Driven Mindset: On the Interplay of Vocational Training and Data-Driven Culture“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.15

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?“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.23
  • Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Thomas Hillmann (University of Gothenburg): „Inequalities of Professional Learning on Social Media Platforms“ * DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.24
  • Mammed Bagher (Edinburgh Napier University), Debora Jeske (University College Cork): „Professionals as Online Students: Non-Academic Satisfaction Drivers“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.6

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“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.8
  • 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“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.14
  • Gemma Newlands, Christoph Lutz (Norwegian Business School): „Platform Labor and the Mobile Underclass: Barriers to Participation in the United States and India“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.20

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“ * DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.13
  • Thomas Otter, Thorsten Schwarz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology): „The Right to Work and Finding Work: The Inaccessibility of Private and Public Sector Career Portals“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.30
  • Jonathan P. Allen (University of San Francisco): „Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the New Digital Era“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.27

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“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.25
  • Christoph Lutz ((Norwegian Business School), Christian Pieter Hofmann (Universität Leipzig): „How Privacy Concerns and Social Media Platform Use Affects Online Political Participation in Germany“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.5
  • Gefion Thuermer (University of Southampton): „Challenges of Online Participation: Digital Inequality in Party-Internal Perspective“ DOI: 10.34669/wi.cp/2.2

* Nominated for Best Paper Award