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08: The Reassuring Habitat

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What about security in our globalized world? The yearning for more security in our increasingly complex world and innovative solutions for coping with it
Trust and security are becoming increasingly important for people in our globalized world. Globalization does not only take place “outside”; our own personal environment is also being globalized, with our real surroundings being expanded by virtual Internet space. How do we live in this new habitat, how is it defined and how can we feel comfortable in it? Can virtual space offer security and trust that can be transferred to our real environment, or is it necessary for our real space to become a new protective zone for enabling us to move within the virtual space? Will human beings carry on adapting to communications technologies or will there be a new trend towards more humane technologies that give people security? Will there be a new “digital gap”? Who will remain behind?

Senior researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Spokesperson, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna
Founder, ROOS Office for Cultural Innovation Trends & Futures; Founder & Director, European Futurists Conference Lucerne
Partner, invOFFICE for architecture, urbanism and design, Amsterdam; Professor for Hybrid Space, Academy of Media Arts, Köln
Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Chair
Telekom Austria AG, Wien Coordination

Ing. Mag. Johann CAS

Senior researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

 Higher Technical Teaching College, Klagenfurt, Department of Telecommunications
since 1988 employed by the ITA as specialist in information society technologies; main focus at present: privacy in the information society, privacy enhancing technologies.

MA, BA Melissa FLEMING

Spokesperson, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna

 Broadcast journalist
 Public Affairs Specialist, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
 Spokesperson/ Head of Press and Public Information, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
 Spokesperson/ Head of Media and Outreach, IAEA

Georges T. ROOS

Founder, ROOS Office for Cultural Innovation Trends & Futures; Founder & Director, European Futurists Conference Lucerne

1989-1996 Journalistische Laufbahn, zuletzt Mitglied der Chefredaktion Luzerner Neuste Nachrichten;
1996-1999 Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung Gottlieb Duttweiler Institut, Rüschlikon;
2000 Gründung des privaten Zukunftsforschungsinstituts ROOS Office for Cultural Innovation;
2004 Gründung European Futurists Conference Lucerne, Director

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Helmut LEOPOLD

Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

1989-1994 Alcatel Austria ELIN Forschungszentrum; Forschungsingenieur auf dem Gebiet der Breitband- und Multimediakommunikation
1994-1998 Alcatel Austria AG; Leiter der Gruppe Breitbandtechnologie und Strategie
1999-2008 In verschiedenen Managementpositionen bei Telekom Austria; In dieser Zeit verantwortete er die Realisierung eines umfassenden Product Life Cycle Prozesses, in dem heute das Gesamtportfolio der Festnetzprodukte der Telekom Austria gesteuert wird.
seit 2009 Head of Safety & Security Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Wien

Technology Forum

show timetable

24.08.2006

08:00 - 10:00Technology Brunch sponsored by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
09:00 - 20:00Presentation CD-Laboratory “Biomechanics in skiing”Culture
11:00 - 11:30Welcome by the OrganisersPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Welcome StatementsPlenary
12:00 - 13:00OriginsPlenary
13:30 - 15:30Competition for TalentPlenary
17:00 - 18:15Research at the Cutting EdgePlenary
18:15 - 19:30Science and Research Models and Best PracticePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening Reception sponsored by Alcatel AustriaSocial

25.08.2006

07:00 - 13:00Working Group 01: Science and Technology in Sport: Challenge for Industry and Benefit for PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 02: Technology Transfer: the Motor for Developing LocationsBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 03: Convergence and Complexity in TechnologyBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 04: Convergence and Excellence in ScienceBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 05: Innovative Telematics Systems in Intermodal TransportBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 06: Changes in Technology and Natural Sciences – Is Our Tertiary Education System Still Up to Date?Breakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 07: High-performance Materials from Nature as an Opportunity for Economic GrowthBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 08: The Reassuring HabitatBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Working Group 09: Energy Security – the Case of Hydro CarbonsBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior AlpbachBreakout
14:00 - 15:15Convergence and Complexity in Science and TechnologyPlenary
15:15 - 16:00Faith and SciencePlenary
17:00 - 18:00Atom and Eve – an Alpbach MinioperaCulture
18:00 - 21:30Reception sponsored by the Province of Lower AustriaSocial

26.08.2006

07:00 - 08:00Energy and SecurityPlenary
08:00 - 08:30Alpbach 2006 – Resumée Junior AlpbachPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Science and DemocracyPlenary
10:30 - 11:30The Universe is a Strange PlacePlenary
11:30 - 12:30Farewell Reception sponsored by Microsoft AustriaSocial