Digitization and society - even in times of Corona

Track description

Information and communication technologies permeate all areas of our society. Digitization opens up new opportunities to address important social issues. The driving force behind digitization can be social necessity, technical feasibility, but also a crisis, as the coronavirus pandemic shows: Much is being moved and changed positively out of necessity. The digitization of everyday work and learning, apps for tracing information chains and containing new infections have great potential, but also pose social risks. The current corona crisis appears to be shedding new light on the significance of digitization. It is therefore important to evaluate which digital solutions prove their worth and where there is room for innovation.

In order to best master the social challenges that digitization poses, it is also particularly important to understand how they arise. If digital solutions are used in security-critical contexts, dependencies are created and various dangers threaten: Infrastructure disruptions and failures can occur as a result of criminal acts, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, operational disruptions and system errors. Critical value chains must function reliably as a whole. Added to this is the concern about data that arises when digital solutions are used. Data protection, data sovereignty and data security and their social perception must always be closely monitored. Furthermore, it should always be checked that an expansion of digitization does not lead to a digital divide. New digital solutions require constant evaluation and assessment of the consequences.

This track focuses on issues at the intersection of digitization and society, not only, but also in times of corona, and is aimed at scientists* and practitioners* in business informatics and related disciplines.

Possible topics

● Digitalisierung und Gesellschaft in Zeiten von Corona

● Ethische, soziale und gesellschaftliche Aspekte der Digitalisierung

● Nutzen und Risiko von Apps zum Nachvollziehen von Informationsketten

● Abhängigkeiten von digitalen Lösungen

● Gesellschaftliche Wahrnehmung von Datenschutz, Datenhoheit und Datensicherheit

● Digital Divide

Track Chairs

Christian Reuter

Prof. Dr. Christian Reuter holds the chair of Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC) in the Department of Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He is particularly interested in interactive and collaborative technologies in the context of security, crisis and peace research.

Ulrike Lechner

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lechner holds the chair of Business Informatics at the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich. Her research topics are digitalization, IT security for critical infrastructures, enterprise architectures and crisis management.

Associate Editors

  • Prof. Dr. Ruth Breu, University of Innsbruck
  • Dr. Christian Ehnis, The University of Sydney, Australien
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Fiedrich, Bergische Universität Wuppertal
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Fikar, WU Wien
  • Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich, Kühne Logistics University Hamburg
  • Dr. Sohaib Hassan, University of Siegen
  • Prof. Dr. Erich Heumüller, DHBW Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Hirsch, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
  • Marc-André Kaufhold, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Dr. Dennis-Kenji Kipker, Universität Bremen
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig, Universität Siegen
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Meier, Universität Bonn
  • Prof. Dr. Tilo Mentler, Hochschule Trier
  • Prof. Dr. Simon Nestler, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
  • Prof. Dr. Steffi Rudel, Universität der Bundeswehr München
  • Dr. Marén Schorch, Universität Siegen