Research

Research Interests

Research Activities

Since 2015:
ABIDA - Assessing Big Data (one of the project co-ordinators), project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, from Mar 2015 to Feb 2019,
  • Citizens' Consultation on big data, June 2016, Stralsund
  • Citizens' Consultation on big data, May 2016, Aachen
  • Related article 'Big Data und die gesellschaftlichen Folgen', reference
  • Related presentation 'Big Data und die Folgen für den Einzelnen', reference
  • Project website, project flyer
Since 2014:
Value-oriented Design of the Future Internet (principal investigator), research initiative by the KIT
  • Related presentation 'Values and Networks - Steps Toward Exploring their Relationships', Brasil
  • Article 'Values and Networks - Steps Toward Exploring their Relationships', reference
  • Presentation 'Values and Networks', reference
  • Seminar 'Internet: Technologie & Werte', webpage
Since 2008:
Software als Institution (Software as institution) (project co-ordinator), project by the KIT
  • Related presentation 'Smart worlds, smart rules?” On the legitimacy of digital systems of social rules', Berlin
  • Presentation 'Smarte Welten - Smarte Regeln? Legitimität von digitalen Regelsystemen', reference
  • Partly in article 'Values and Networks - Steps Toward Exploring their Relationships', reference
  • Report: Governance of Critical Infrastructures, Systemic Risks, and Dependable Software, reference
  • Article: Software als Institution und ihre Gestaltbarkeit, reference
  • Workshop: Software als Institution, workshop website
2011-2014:
Systemic Risks in Energy Infrastructures (project co-ordinator until 2014), project within the Helmholtz Alliance Energy-Trans,
2009-2010:
Dependable Software in Critical Infrastructures, research initiative by the KIT
  • Related report: Governance of Critical Infrastructures, Systemic Risks, and Dependable Software, reference
  • Book chapter: Technology Assessment of Software-Intensive Critical Infrastructures - A Research Perspective, reference
2006-2008:
PERCOMED - Pervasive Computing in der vernetzten medizinischen Versorgung (Pervasive Computing in Networked Medical Care) (co-organizer), project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF),
  • Related article: Adopting Pervasive Computing for Routine Use in Healthcare, reference
  • Related article: Towards pervasive computing in health care - a literature review, reference
  • Article: Finanzierungsfragen des Pervasive Computing im Gesundheitswesen, reference
  • Article: Der Umgang mit Barrieren bei der Einführung von Pervasive Computing. Ein Literaturüberblick, reference
  • Project website
2006:
Recasting of Copyright and Related Rights for the Knowledge Economy (subcontract), project co-ordinated by Institute of Information Law, University of Amsterdam on behalf of the European Commission
  • Book chapter: Consumer Awareness and Acceptance of Copyright, reference
2004-2006:
INDICARE - The Informed Dialogue about Consumer Acceptability of DRM Solutions in Europe (project co-ordinator), project funded by the European Commission, DG Information Society,
  • Related article: Konsultationsverfahren als Mittel der politischen Gestaltung des digitalen Rechtemanagements - notwendig, aber nicht hinreichend, reference
  • Article: Report on the 3rd DRM Conference, reference
  • Article: Report by the High Level Group on DRM at the European Commission, references
  • Project website
2004-2005:
Socio-Economic Challenges of Grid Computing, project by ITAS
  • Related article: Grid-Economics [in German], reference
  • Article: Sozio-ökonomische Herausforderung des Grid-Computing, reference
2002-2005:
Foresight on Information Society Technologies in the European Research Area (FISTERA), project funded by the European Commission, DG Information Society, coordinated by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies,
2003:
Mapping the European Knowledge Base of Socio-Economic Impact Studies of Information Society Technologies (EKB-SEIS), project funded by the European Commission, coordinated by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies
2001-2002:
E-Commerce, project conducted on behalf of the German Parliament (Bundestag) by ITAS together with the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag
  • Related book: E-Commerce in Deutschland. Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme zum elektronischen Handel, reference
  • Book chapter: Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien und nachhaltige Entwicklung, reference
  • Book chapter: Elektronischer Handel und Nachhaltigkeit, reference
  • Book chapter: Stand, Perspektiven und Folgen des E-Commerce, reference
  • Book chapter: Electronic Commerce [in German], reference
2000-2001:
Chancen und Risiken des Internet für den Buchhandel - Projekt Online-Buchhandel (Opportunities and Risks of the Internet for the Book Trade - Project Online Bookselling), project by ITAS
  • Book: Online-Buchhandel in Deutschland. Die Buchhandelsbranche vor der Herausforderung des Internet, reference
1999:
Research visit, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, USA (five month),
1994-2000:
Information als privates Gut - Mehr Umweltschutz durch ökologische Publizitätspflichten (Information as a Private Good. More Environmental Protection with Environmental Disclosure Regulation), project partly funded by Volkswagen Foundation
  • Article: Environmental Labelling in Europe: European and National Tasks, reference
  • Article: Ökonomische Analyse der EU-Richtlinie zur integrierten Vermeidung und Verminderung der Umweltschmutzung, reference
  • Book: Corporate Environmental Disclosure - An Economic Analysis, reference
1993:
Informationsinstrumente des betrieblichen Umweltschutzes. Ökologische Bilanzierung und Controlling (Information Instruments of Corporate Environmental Protection. Eco-Balances and Eco-Controlling), project at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, advised by Prof. Dr. Paul Klemmer

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Funding