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03: How Much Liberty Does a Society Need?

Hotel Böglerhof
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

How much liberty do societies need? What degree of security is necessary to protect individuals on the one hand and ensure public order on the other? Are liberty and security opposites or are they mutually dependent in various areas of society? We will discuss these questions with experts from a variety ofam fields, touching aspects of criminal and social security law, network neutrality, access to resources and ethics in research.

UNESCO Chair, Bioethics, Medical University of Vienna
Professor and Head, Institute of Law, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Attorney-at-Law and Managing Partner, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna
Scientific Managing Director, IRKS - Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology, Vienna
Professor and Head, Department of Labour Law and Law of Social Security, University of Vienna
Rector, Danube University Krems Chair
President, Forschung Austria; Managing Director, Holzhausen Scientific Publishing, Vienna Chair
Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Holzhausen Scientific Publishing, Vienna Coordination

Dr. Christiane DRUML

UNESCO Chair, Bioethics, Medical University of Vienna

 Christiane Druml was born in Vienna and studied law at the University of Vienna. She is currently holding the UNESCO Chair on Bioethics at the Medical University of Vienna and also serves as Director of Ethics, Collections and History of Medicine of the Medical University of Vienna. Since 2016 she is Deputy Director & Key Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD). 2007 she has been appointed President of the Austrian National Bioethics Commission by the Austrian Federal Chancellor. Furthermore, she is a member of the Medical Council of the Republic of Austria and serves in many international functions. From 2011 to 2015, she was Vice-Rector for Clinical Affairs at the Vienna Medical University. Before that she has been managing director of the Ethics Committee at the Vienna Medical University (1992-2011). Christiane Druml was Member of the International Bioethics Committee IBC of UNESCO from 2008 to 2015 and serves since 2006 as Austrian Member of the General Assembly of the "European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership- EDCTP". She has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Arts, and was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2011.


Professor and Head, Institute of Law, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

1993-1994 Rechtsinformatiklehrgang, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1995-1996 Parlamentarische Mitarbeiterin, Europäisches Parlament, Brüssel, Straßburg
1996-2000 Vertragsassistentin, für Österreichisches, Europäisches und Vergleichendes Öffentliches Recht, Politikwissenschaft und Verwaltungslehre, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
1999-2000 Referentin für Umwelt, innere Angelegenheiten, Familie und Jugend, Bundeskanzleramt-Verfassungsdienst, Wien
2000-2014 Universitätsassistentin, Institut für Staats-und Verwaltungsrecht, Universität Wien
2001-2002 M.Sc., Politische Theorie, LSE -London School of Economics and Political Science, London
2003-2008 Herausgeberin und Redaktionsmitglied, Zeitschrift Juridikum - Zeitschrift im Rechtsstaat
2004 Promotion mit Auszeichnung, Doktorin der Rechtswissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
2008-2009 Postdoktorat, Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard University, Cambridge
2014 Gastprofessur, University of Macau
2015 Gastprofessur, Mekelle Universität, Äthiopien
2015 Assistenzprofessorin, Institut für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Universität Wien
2016 Professorin und Leiterin, Rechtswissenschaften, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien
seit 2016 Stellvertretende Leiterin, Department für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien

Dr. Gerald GANZGER

Attorney-at-Law and Managing Partner, Lansky, Ganzger & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna

1984-1985 Court year
1985 Studies in Law, University of Vienna
1985-1989 Trainee lawyer
1989 Independent lawyer
2002 Managing Partner, LANSKY, GANZGER & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH
2010 Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna
 Austrian Delegate. International ISO-Committee for Brand Evaluation
  Head, working group for compliance in health care, Karl Landsteiner Gesellschaft
  Delegato, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Germany/Austrian Desk
  Columnist for legal topics, Austrian Journal for Media and Marketing "Horizont"


Scientific Managing Director, IRKS - Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology, Vienna

 Studium der Soziologie und eines Fächerbündels aus Politikwissenschaft, Zeitgeschichte und Gender Studies an der Universität Wien und der Freien Universität Berlin. Seit 1996 in unterschiedlichen Kontexten und Instituten in der empirischen Sozialforschung tätig, seit Anfang 2012 am IRKS forschend. Lehrbeauftragte am Institut für Soziologie der Universität Wien (2004-laufend) und an der Fachhochschule FH Campus Wien, Department Soziale Arbeit (2008-2016). Sprecherin der Sektion "Soziale Arbeit" sowie Kollegiumsmitglied der Sektion "Recht & Gesellschaft" der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Soziologie; Redaktionsmitglied der Österreichischen Zeitschrift für Soziologie (ÖZS).
 Forschungsschwerpunkte: Soziale Inklusion und Exklusion, soziale Kontrolle und Soziale Arbeit, Evaluations- und Wirkungsforschung im Sozialbereich, rechtssoziologische und Sicherheitsforschung, Organisations- und Professionsforschung, Disability Studies, totale Institutionen.

Dr. Wolfgang MAZAL

Professor and Head, Department of Labour Law and Law of Social Security, University of Vienna

1981 Promotion zum Dr. iur., Universität Wien
1981-1983 Theologische Ausbildung an den Wiener Theologischen Kursen
1981-1982 Assistent, Institut für Kirchenrecht der Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Universität Wien
1981-1982 Gerichtsjahr im Bereich des Oberlandesgerichts Wien, Praxis bei Price Waterhouse Wien
1983-1992 Assistent und Lehrbeauftragter, Institut für Arbeits- und Sozialrecht, Universität Wien, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Technische Universität Wien
1989-1990 Erwin-Schrödinger Stipendium des Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung: Einjähriger Forschungsaufenthalt an der Forschungsstelle für Sozialrecht und Gesundheitsökonomie der Universität Bayreuth
1991 Habilitation aus den Fächern Österreichisches Arbeitsrecht und Österreichisches Sozialrecht, Universität Wien
1992 Ernennung zum Universitätsprofessor für Arbeits- und Sozialrecht, Universität Wien
seit 2000 Vorstand und stellvertretender Vorstand des Instituts für Arbeits- und Sozialrechts der Universität Wien
seit 2002 Leiter des Österreichischen Instituts für Familienforschung an der Universität Wien
2003-2006 Mitglied des österreichischen Fachhochschulrats
seit 2009 Vorsitzender des Universitätsrats der Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (Donau-Universität Krems)
seit 2012 Vizepräsident der Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria (AQ.A)
seit 2015 Visiting Professor der Kyoto-University, Japan

Mag.iur Friedrich FAULHAMMER

Rector, Danube University Krems

 He studied law in Vienna, and worked at the Department of history of law and at the Legal Department of University Directorate at the University of Vienna from 1985 until 1990. He has been working at the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research (BMWF) since 1990, and held diverse leadership functions in the Department for higher education since 1993. In 2001 Faulhammer was named head of the Unit for Universities of Applied Sciences. From 2003 until 2005 he held the position of Deputy Director General in the ambit of legal matters, and has since then been actively involved in the implementation of the University Act 2002. He held the position of Director General of Department for Higher Education at the BMWF from 2005 until July 2013. Since August 2013 Faulhammer holds the position of Rector of the Danube University Krems. 2017 and 2018 he was President of the DRC (Danube Rectors´Conference) and is currently Vice President of the DRC.

Mag. DDr. Gabriele AMBROS

President, Forschung Austria; Managing Director, Holzhausen Scientific Publishing, Vienna

 Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre
 Studium der Alten Geschichte und Altertumskunde
 Geschäftsführerin des Verlages Holzhausen GmbH

Janina NUNEZ

Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, Holzhausen Scientific Publishing, Vienna

Technology Symposium

show timetable


11:00 - 12:00Open Doors: #ART TECCulture
11:00 - 12:00Start of Exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI TalkPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Artificial Intelligence and CybersecurityPlenary
16:20 - 17:30Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial


08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Developing Future Leaders for Science and BusinessPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Arizona Dreams: An Initiative of Arizona State University to Digitize EducationPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 01: Artificial Intelligence and Governance: Liberty, Trust, SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 02: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Ethics – Opportunities and Threats for a Digital SocietyBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 03: How Much Liberty Does a Society Need?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 04: Artificial Intelligence – RIT for Austria as an Industrial LocationBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 05: (Why) Do We Need Art to Innovate?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 06: Digitization in Industry – Design Options from the Perspective of Works Councils and ManagementBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 07: Liberty and Security – The First Victims of Digitization?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 08: Better Safe than Sorry? Living and Doing Business Between Comfort – Speed – SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 09: Free Play of Innovative Forces or Systematic Restructuring?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Technology Offensive – A Boost for Innovation and ProsperityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Mixed Reality – A Digital Rendering of the Real World in the “Virtual House of Digitization”Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Artificial Intelligence – Technology of the FutureBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Democratized Electricity Market: Liberty at the Expense of Security?Breakout
18:30 - 20:00Tour of the Exhibition 2019 #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
20:00 - 21:30Career Lounge for Students and Young ProfessionalsPlenary


09:00 - 11:00Bioeconomy – Essential for the Future and Security of MankindPlenary
11:30 - 13:10If You Could Read My MindPlenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing remarksPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial