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04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignorance

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

In the era of big data, ever more data is being accumulated every year. Yet there is currently no parallel increase in actual public knowledge. The concept of open science is important, but complementary approaches are urgently needed for narrowing the gap between potential (given the amount of data and information that are produced) and actual public knowledge – we call this gap dark knowledge. In this session, leading international experts will discuss how to cope with increasing levels of ignorance and misinformation in decision-making processes.

Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna
Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor, Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering & Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington
Head, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
Professor of Ecological Novelty, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology & Inland Fisheries and Institute of Biology, Department of Ecosystem Research, Freie Universität Berlin
Director of Postgraduate Taught, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, Colchester
Director, Sports Governance Center, Department of Athletics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign (IL)
Professor of Aquatic Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin; President, Austrian Science Fund, Vienna
Advisor, Directorate General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Vienna

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    Dr. Harald MAHRER

    Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

    Chairman, Austrian National Students Union, Vienna University of Economics and Business Research Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business Managing Director, legend Consulting GmbH Founder and Managing Director, Pleon Publico Public Relations & Lobbying Founder and Managing Director, cumclave Unternehmensberatung Managing Director, Tauern Holding State Secretary, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
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    Ph.D. Katy BÖRNER

    Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor, Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering & Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington

    Skilled Worker, RFT Fernmeldewerk Leipzig, Development Department Assistant Worker, Department of Electronics, University of Technology Leipzig Practical Course, Westinghouse Controlmatic GmbH, Frankfurt a. M. Master, Engineering in Electronics, University of Technology Leipzig Research Assistant, BMBF funded projects GOSLER and FABEL, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Technology Leipzig Professional Services (Technical Development) Development Engineer, Horiba LTD, Automotive Instruments Development Department, Kyoto Ph.D. Studies, Department of Computer Science, Boston University Research Assistant, BMBF funded project FABEL, Center for Cognitive Science, University of Freiburg Research Associate and Instructor, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld Ph.D., University of Kaiserslautern Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) Core Cognitive Science Faculty, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Informatics, Indiana University,Bloomington (IN) Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) Victor H. Yngve Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Bloomington (IN) Adjunct Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) Adjunct Professor, Department of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) Victor H. Yngve Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN) Visiting Professor, Reporting Branch, Office of Extramural Research, NIH Visiting Scientist, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) Visiting Professor, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam Victor H. Yngve Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
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    Ph.D. Matthias GROSS

    Head, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

    DAAD-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison Post-doctoral Fellow, IWT Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago Junior Research Group, Bielefeld University Senior Research Scientist, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig Professor, Martin Luther University Halle
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    Dr. Jonathan JESCHKE

    Professor of Ecological Novelty, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology & Inland Fisheries and Institute of Biology, Department of Ecosystem Research, Freie Universität Berlin

    Dr. rer. nat. in Biology, LMU Munich Postdoc, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Postdoc, University of Helsinki, Finland Visiting Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY Researcher, LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich Visiting Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY Habilitation in Ecology, LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich Principal Investigator (DFG), Technical University of Munich Assistant Professor, Technical University of Munich
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    Ph.D. Linsey MCGOEY

    Director of Postgraduate Taught, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, Colchester

    BA, Journalism and Literature, Carleton University, Ottawa MSc., Social Anthropology, London School of Economics PhD., Sociology, London School of Economics ESRC - Economic and Social Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Oxford James Martin Research Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Lecturer, Sociology (Assistant Professor), University of Essex Co-director, CRESI Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation, University of Essex Senior Lecturer, Sociology, University of Essex
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    Ph.D. Roger PIELKE

    Director, Sports Governance Center, Department of Athletics, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Scientist, US National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder (CO)
    1993-2001

    Ph.D. Victoria STODDEN

    Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign (IL)

    Bachelor of Social Sciences, Economics, University of Ottawa MA, Economics, University of British Columbia M. Sc., Statistics, Stanford University, CA Ph.D., Statistics, Stanford University, CA
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    Dr. Klement TOCKNER

    Professor of Aquatic Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin; President, Austrian Science Fund, Vienna

    PhD, Zoology & Botany, University of Vienna Freshwater consultant, Rwanda and Uganda, Africa Postdoctoral fellow, University of Vienna Assistant professor, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Group leader, EAWAG, Dübendorf JSPS Fellow, Sendai, Japan Guest scientist, Cary-Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook Titulary Professorship, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Director, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin Professor, Aquatic Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin
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    Mag.a Marie-Louise SKOLUD

    Advisor, Directorate General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Vienna

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    24.08.2017

    09:00 - 09:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
    10:00 - 11:00Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
    11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
    11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
    12:15 - 13:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
    14:15 - 15:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
    18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
    19:15 - 21:00Career LoungePlenary
    19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

    25.08.2017

    06:30 - 07:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstopPlenary
    07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
    07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
    07:15 - 08:00OptogeneticsPlenary
    08:30 - 10:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
    10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategiesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machinesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
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    26.08.2017

    07:00 - 08:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
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    10:15 - 11:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
    11:00 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial