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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 at opposite ends of the spectrum or are they mutually dependent in various areas of society? We will discuss these questions with experts from a variety of 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
Managing Director and Senior Researcher, 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

 Iris Eisenberger is a Professor of Law and Head of the Institute of Law at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), since January 2016. Her research focus includes law and innovation, technology law, research and university law, human rights and legal theory. Theoreti-cal, methodological and didactical questions are key elements of her research and her teaching. She has wide experience in interdisciplinary research as well as in running and participating in nationally and internationally funded research projects. After obtaining her PhD in Law from the University of Graz, Austria, and a Master of Science in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, she received her Habilitation for Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and the related fields of European Union Law for her book on "Innovation in the Law" from the University of Vienna in 2014. She was a faculty member at the Department of Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Vienna, and has work experience both in the Austrian and the European Parliament, as well as in the Department for Constitutional Law at the Federal Chancellery of Austria. She has held visiting positions at numerous renowned universities including the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Freiburg, the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University, the Mekelle University in Ethiopia, the Macau University and the Technical University Munich.

Dr. Gerald GANZGER

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

1984 Doctorate in Law, University of 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"


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

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Universität Salzburg. Forschungsassistent und Kriminologiestudium an der Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Seit 1991 am Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie (IRKS). 1991 bis 1993 Mitarbeiter der Geschäftsführung des Vereins für Bewährungshilfe und Soziale Arbeit. Seit 2008 Geschäftsführer des IRKS. Regelmäßige Lehr-, Seminar- und Vortragstätigkeit. Redaktionsmitglied des Journals für Strafrecht.
 Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte: Mitarbeit an und Leitung von Studien und internationalen Forschungskooperationen im Bereich der Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie, der Institutionenforschung, zu Themen der Inklusion und Exklusion, der Konfliktbearbeitung und zu Themen der sozialen Arbeit. Schwerpunkte: Totale Institutionen - Der Straf- und Maßnahmenvollzug und seine Klientel; Integration von Haftentlassenen und Straffälligen; Rechtliche Stellvertretung und Alternativen; Mediation - insbesondere der außergerichtliche Tatausgleich; Rechtspolitik und Kriminalpolitik; Sicherheitsfragen.

Dr. Wolfgang MAZAL

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

1977-1981 Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Universität Wien
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
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
seit 2003 Vorstandsmitglied des Österreichischen Zeitschriften- und Fachmedienverbandes
2009 Kauf des Verlages Holzhausen und Intensivierung der wissenschaftlichen Publikationen
2009-2017 Mitglied des Aufsichtsrates der FFG
2009-2015 Mitglied des Aufsichtsrates der ÖBB PV AG
seit 2009 Präsidentin, Forschung Austria
2010-2015 Aufsichtsratsmitglied der Rail Cargo Austria
Mitglied des Rates für Forschung und Technologieentwicklung
seit 2011 Vorstandsmitglied in der Funktion der Forschung Austria im Verband der öffentlichen Wirtschaft und Gemeinwirtschaft
2013-2017 Universitätsrätin Technische Universität Graz
seit 2014 Vorsitzende des FTI Rates Burgenland
seit 2015 Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrates der Fachhochschule Burgenland
seit 2017 Vorsitzende der Forschung Burgenland Forschungsgesellschaft
seit 2019 Aufsichtsrat des FWF
seit 2020 Kuratoriumsmitglied Albertina

Janina NUNEZ

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

Technology Symposium

show timetable


11:00 - 11:30Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
11:00 - 11:30Start of Exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
11:30 - 12:30Die Presse TalkPartner
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 #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
19:30 - 20:00Snack Reception for the Participants of the Career LoungeSocial
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 Mind…Plenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing remarksPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial