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07: Digital vs. real worlds – limitations of computer models?

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Today, digital models are key tools in research and development. Models sometimes generate a separate virtual reality, and represent the real world in a simplified way for particular purposes. This is practiced in the geo- and bio-sciences, and reaches across scales, themes and paradigms all the way to quantum physics.
Models support research into complex structures, relations and processes, but are reaching limitations as well.
Can we seamlessly bridge these virtual and real worlds, or will we end up with parallel,  second worlds?

Co-Head, Partners Relations and Technology Transfer, Senseable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Außerordentliche Professorin und Leiterin, Abteilung für Geographische Informationsvisualisierung und Analyse (GIVA), Geographisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Vice Rector for Research, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Head, C.A.M.E. - Center of Applied Molecular Engineering, Division of Bioinformatics, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg; Head of Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Director, Institute for Geographic Information Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Salzburg
Research Assistant, Institute for Geographic Information Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Salzburg

M.Sc. Filippo DAL FIORE

Co-Head, Partners Relations and Technology Transfer, Senseable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

5-year Degree in Communication Sciences, University of Padua Graduate laboratory in "Technologies in Distributed Intelligence Systems", Department of Business Administration, Venice International University Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Senseable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Department of Spatial Economics, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands School of Sociology, Interdisciplinary unit on Quality of Life in the Information Society, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy School of Education, Interfaculty unit on Life-long and E-Learning, University of Venice Ca' Foscari, Italy Project: Mobile media for urban tourism - Spun-off company created from M.I.T. Senseable City Lab: Untravel Media Interdisciplinary unit on Geographic Information Systems - GIS, Austrian Academy of Science Project: Cell phone data analysis for city management - Spun-off research foundation created from M.I.T. Senseable City Lab: Currentcity Co-Founder and Managing Director, Currentcity Research Foundation "Stichting Currentcity"
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since 2004
since 2004
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2009
  Co-Head of Partners Relations and Technology Transfer, Senseable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  Ongoing project: Building the Senseable Cities research consortium at M.I.T. - Agreements signed with General Electric, ENEL Energy, Province of Florence, and others public and private organizations
since 2009
 
 Topics of research: ICT for city and urban management; smart cities; implications of information technologies on human behaviour; mobile technologies and travel behaviour; networked innovation and communities of practice; e-learning; new paradigms for inter-disciplinary research; complexity in the social sciences.

Dr. Sara Irina FABRIKANT

Außerordentliche Professorin und Leiterin, Abteilung für Geographische Informationsvisualisierung und Analyse (GIVA), Geographisches Institut, Universität Zürich

MS Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand Ph.D. Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA Visiting Assistant Professor, Higher Education Industry, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Associate Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland
1988-1996
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2000-2005
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Mag. Dr. Gabriele KOTSIS

Vice Rector for Research, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Sponsion und 1995 Promotion, Universität Wien Habilitation im Fach Informatik, Universität Wien Universitätsassistentin, Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Informationssysteme, Universität Wien Gastprofessuren an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien und der Copenhagen Business School Professorin für Informatik und Leiterin des Instituts für Telekooperation, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Vizerektorin für Forschung, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
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2001-2002
seit 2002
seit 2007

Dr. phil. Manfred SIPPL

Head, C.A.M.E. - Center of Applied Molecular Engineering, Division of Bioinformatics, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg

Salzburger Sparkasse Studium Biochemie und Mathematik, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg Universitätsassistent, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, USA Habilitation Biophysikalische Chemie Universitätsdozent, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg a.o. Universitätsprofessor, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
1972-1974
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1984-1985
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1990-1997
1997-2005

Mag. Dr. Manfred TSCHELIGI

Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg; Head of Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

Master, Business Informatics; 1991 PhD Social and Economic Science Habilitation for Applied Computer Science (Venia Docendi) from the Faculty of Social and Economic Science University of Vienna Research Associate; Lecturer; Associate Professor; Head of Working Group on Human-Computer Interaction; Institute for Computer Science and Business Informatics (formerly Institute for Applied Computer Science and Information Systems, formerly Institute for Statistics and Informatics), University of Vienna Professor (C4), Business Informatics, University of Magdeburg, Germany Founder and Director, CURE - Center for Usability Research & Engineering Founder and Managing Partner, USECON - The Usability Consultants GmbH Univ.-Prof., Human-Computer Interaction & Usability, University of Salzburg Director, Christian Doppler Labor for Contextual Interfaces, University of Salzburg Academic Director ICT&S - Center for Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Technologies & Society, University of Salzburg Co-Head, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg Head, Business Unit Technology Experience, Innovation Systems Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology Director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
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1995
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1995-1996
since 1986
since 2001
since 2004
2009-2016
2011-2014
2012-2015
2013-2016
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Dr. Josef STROBL

Director, Institute for Geographic Information Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Salzburg

Ph.D., Universität Wien Habilitation in Geographie, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg Vorstand, Institut für Geographie und Geoinformatik, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg Leiter, Forschungsstudio iSPACE (Research Studios Austria), Salzburg a.o. Professor und Honorarprofessor, amerikanische und asiatische Universitäten Direktor, Institut für Geographic Information Science, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
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