Keynotes Speakers and Tutorial Instructors - 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, Dr. Alexander Novotny (who received the 2016 National Award of Excellence for his Ph.D. thesis) and served as external examiner to Ph.D. projects in the field of computer science, engineering, and philosophy.




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Prof. Nevine Makram Labib 



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Prof. Harekrishna Misra (Ph.D., Information Systems) has around 40 years of experience in the industry (Industrial Automation, Signalling, and Control) and academia in IT infrastructure management, database management, communication systems, and networks. His current research interests include software engineering (process modeling), e-governance, ICT for Development, information systems management in development organizations, e-business for rural enterprises, and ICT-enabled value chains in rural enterprises. He has widely published in nationally and internationally reputed and referred journals. He has been on the editorial board of two international journals as well. He has also participated in technical and program committees and presented papers at national and international refereed academic conferences. His works have been awarded as best papers in various conferences. In the past, he has been a member and Chairperson of the advisory committee of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (GoI). He was also Chair Professor, Verghese Kurien Centre of Excellence at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He is a member of the Academic Advisory Council, VAMNICOM, Pune, India, an academic Institute for Cooperative Management Education under the Ministry of Cooperation, GoI. He is also chairperson and board of governors of Sahaj Retail Limited, Kolkata, India, channeling e-government services in India. He is also a member of the Expert Committee to formulate National Cooperation Policy, GoI. He is an Associate Editor of Springer's International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management. 



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Prof. Mete Yıldız is a Senior Research Analyst at the United Nations University (UNU-EGOV) since 2022. He is also a Public Administration and Policy Professor at Hacettepe University, Turkey. He is an expert on digital government and public policy analysis. He has been teaching classes (i.e., digital government, technology policies, comparative public administration, government reform) and has been to Indiana University (USA) and Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) as a visiting professor.

From 2014 to 2016, he was a consultant to the Turkish Government while preparing the National E-Government Strategy and Action Plan. He consulted UNICEF, the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council, the Turkish Public Administration Institute, and the Ministries of Interior and Family and Social Policies about digital government and public policy analysis. Mete Yildiz acted as a rapporteur of the e-government report for the 11th Turkish Development Plan in 2018 and served as the founding chairman of public policy studies at Hacettepe University from 2014 to 2022.

Mete Yıldız has written several books and numerous articles extensively about digital government and technology policies. One of his articles received more than 1500 citations in Google Scholar.



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