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

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
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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 Introduction
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 Chair
Advisor, Directorate General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Vienna Coordination

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    Dr. Harald MAHRER

    Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna

    1997-2000 Research Assistant, Vienna University of Economics and Business
    2000-2005 Managing Director, legend Consulting GmbH
    2006-2010 Founder and Managing Director, Pleon Publico Public Relations & Lobbying
    2011-2012 Founder and Managing Director, cumclave Unternehmensberatung
    2011-2014 Managing Director, Tauern Holding
    2014-2017 State Secretary, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
    since 2017 Austrian Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy

    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

    1988-1991 Assistant Worker, Department of Electronics, University of Technology Leipzig
    1990 Practical Course, Westinghouse Controlmatic GmbH, Frankfurt a. M.
    1991 Master, Engineering in Electronics, University of Technology Leipzig
    1991-1994 Research Assistant, BMBF funded projects GOSLER and FABEL, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Technology Leipzig
    1992-1998 Professional Services (Technical Development)
    1993 Development Engineer, Horiba LTD, Automotive Instruments Development Department, Kyoto
    1994 Ph.D. Studies, Department of Computer Science, Boston University
    1994-1996 Research Assistant, BMBF funded project FABEL, Center for Cognitive Science, University of Freiburg
    1996-1998 Research Associate and Instructor, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld
    1997 Ph.D., University of Kaiserslautern
    1998-1999 Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    1999 Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    2000-2005 Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    since 2000 Core Cognitive Science Faculty, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    2001-2009 Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Informatics, Indiana University,Bloomington (IN)
    2005-2009 Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    2007 Victor H. Yngve Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Bloomington (IN)
    2009-2013 Adjunct Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    since 2009 Adjunct Professor, Department of Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    2009-2013 Victor H. Yngve Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    2010 Visiting Professor, Reporting Branch, Office of Extramural Research, NIH
    2011 Visiting Scientist, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)
    since 2012 Visiting Professor, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam
    since 2013 Victor H. Yngve Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington (IN)
    since 2015 Visiting Professor, Mercator Fellow, Department of Computer Science and Applied Cognitive Science, University of Duisburg-Essen

    Ph.D. Matthias GROSS

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

    2001-2002 Post-doctoral Fellow, IWT Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University
    2003-2003 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
    2002-2005 Junior Research Group, Bielefeld University
    2005-2013 Senior Research Scientist, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
    2012 Professor, Martin Luther University Halle
    since 2013 Professor, University of Jena; UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

    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

    2003-2005 Postdoc, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
    2005-2006 Postdoc, University of Helsinki, Finland
    2006-2008 Visiting Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY
    2007-2011 Researcher, LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
    since 2010 Visiting Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY
    2011 Habilitation in Ecology, LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
    2011-2013 Principal Investigator (DFG), Technical University of Munich
    2013-2014 Assistant Professor, Technical University of Munich
    since 2014 Heisenberg Professor of Ecological Novelty, Freie Universität & IGB Berlin

    Ph.D. Linsey MCGOEY

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

    2004 MSc., Social Anthropology, London School of Economics
    2008 PhD., Sociology, London School of Economics
    2008-2009 ESRC - Economic and Social Research Council, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Oxford
    2008-2010 James Martin Research Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
    2010-2014 Lecturer, Sociology (Assistant Professor), University of Essex
    since 2013 Co-director, CRESI Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation, University of Essex
    2014-2017 Senior Lecturer, Sociology, University of Essex
    since 2017 Reader, Sociology, University of Essex

    Ph.D. Roger PIELKE

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

    since 2001 Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)

    Ph.D. Victoria STODDEN

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

    1996 MA, Economics, University of British Columbia
    2000 M. Sc., Statistics, Stanford University, CA
    2006 Ph.D., Statistics, Stanford University, CA
    2007 MLS, Law, Law School, Stanford University, CA

    Dr. Klement TOCKNER

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

    1993-1994 Freshwater consultant, Rwanda and Uganda, Africa
    1994-1996 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Vienna
    1996-1999 Assistant professor, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
    1999-2007 Group leader, EAWAG, Dübendorf
    2002 JSPS Fellow, Sendai, Japan
    2004-2005 Guest scientist, Cary-Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook
    since 2005 Titulary Professorship, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
    2007-2016 Director, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin
    since 2007 Professor, Aquatic Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin
    since 2016 President, FWF Austrian Science Fund, Vienna

    Mag.a Marie-Louise LONGIN

    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
    11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
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    26.08.2017

    07:00 - 08:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
    08:50 - 10:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
    10:15 - 11:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
    11:00 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial