Keynote 1 - ICEDEG 2024






Since 2009, Sarah Spiekermann has been chairing the Institute for Information Systems & Society at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). She is a well-regarded scientist, author, speaker, and advisor on digital ethics. She published several books, including “Value-based Engineering – A Guide to Build Ethical Technology for Humanity” (DeGruyter, 2023), “Digital Ethics – A Value System for the 21st Century” (Droemer, 2019), and “Ethical IT Innovation: A Value-based System Design Approach” (Taylor & Francis, 2015), as well as over 100 articles in leading academic journals such as “Communications of the ACM,”  “IEEE Transactions” or “Science, Technology and Values.” In 2016, Sarah co-founded the “Sustainability Computing Lab”. In the same year, she also started vice-chairing IEEE’s “P7000” project, leading the development of the first model process for ethical system design (or what is called “VBE – Value-based Engineering”) published in 2021 (also referenced as ISO/IEC/IEEE 24 748-7000). A detailed biography, background, and media information can be found on Wikipedia or Sarah’s private website.

Sarah co-supervised the academic work of Ph.D. students between 2003 and 2009 at Humboldt University in Berlin: Prof. Dr. Hanna Krasnova, Prof. Dr. Bertolt Meyer, Dr. Matthias Rothensee, and Prof. Dr. Michael Klafft. Since joining WU in 2009, she accompanied the Ph.D. projects of Prof. Dr. Marie Oetzel, Dr. Peter Lasinger, Dr. Esther Görnemann, and Dr. Alexander Novotny (who received the 2016 National Award of Excellence for his Ph.D. thesis). She served as external examiner for Ph.D. projects in computer science, engineering, and philosophy.


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