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28 November 2023

DigiMeet 2023 | Diversity in digital transformation

The Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt), the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) and the Weizenbaum Institute (WI) invite doctoral researchers to present their work at the newly established joint Digitalisation Research and Network Meeting – DigiMeet.

The bidt, CAIS and WI, in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Media Research – Hans Bredow Institute, co-organise DigiMeet, a forum for early career researchers with a focus on digitalisation-related topics. This year it will take place (virtually). Its special topic for 2023 is “Diversity in digital transformation”.


09:30–10:00 | Welcome and Introduction, Greeting by Prof. Dr. Hanna Krasnova (Director WI)

10:00–11:00 | Keynote on “HateAid – Legitimately against hate on the internet. About an NGO’s fight for human rights in the digital space” by Franziska Benning, Internal Lawyer at HateAid gGmbH

11:00–12:30 | Parallel Sessions (1–8)

1) Towards a diverse digital society (Chair by Dr. Annamaria Fabian, Uni Bayreuth/bidt)
Samuel T. Simon (CAIS/RUB): Participatory agenda setting: Mapping the needs and topics of a diverse society in science.
Katharina Leyrer (FAU Nuremberg/bidt): Beyond (information) diversity: Assessing the influence of internet information intermediaries on society.
Verena Maren Straßburger (Charité/MSH): Towards a more comprehensive assessment of gender and diversity: Proposal for a Diversity Minimal Item Set (DiMIS) and its application in a survey among medical school students.
Andressa de Bittencourt Siqueira (PUCRS/Brazil): Diversity Implications through Automated Content Removal Systems: Lessons and Perspectives Based on the Oversight Board’s Decision Framework.

2) AI and diversity challenges (Chair by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer, TUM/bidt)
Raimund Lehle (Uni Hohenheim): The Impact of Digitalization on discretionary decisions.
Frauke Rohden (Univ. of Oslo, Norway): AI in medicine – solving or cementing knowledge gaps?
Goda Klumbyte (Uni Kassel): Feminist methodologies for diversity and accountability in machine learning systems design
Dr. Kendra Pöhlmann (OTH Regensburg): Diversity: Important, Fair, and Sustainable – But Often Overlooked in AI Applications.

3) Special Session C: Inclusivity and Persistence in digital learning environments (Chair by Dr. Gergana Vladova, WI)
Dr. Sina Lenski (DIE Bonn): Unlocking the Potential of Multimedia in E-Assessments: A Journey Towards Inclusive and Effective Testing.
Dr. Nikolai Zinke (DIE Bonn): Early Identification of Dropout: The Role of Test Anxiety in Higher Education.
Kirsten Gropengießer (FernUni Hagen): User-Centered Evaluation of Dynexite E-Exam Software.
Maria Klose (Uni Bamberg/bidt): Who keeps up? Predicting persistence in non-formal online courses using machine learning.

4) Digital technologies, education and life-long learning (Chair by Prof. Dr. Nikol Rummel, CAIS/RUB)
Dr. Hendrik Heuer (Uni Bremen): Towards Socio-Technical Interventions Against Misinformation.
Clara Strathmann (UDE): Diversity fair privacy protection in digital environments.
Philipp L. Marten (RUB): Can adolescents trust the Internet? Fostering resilience against online misinformation with evaluation strategies.
Jana Steinbacher (HSE): IDR-24: Measuring adaptability to remote learning and teaching conditions.

5) Governance of innovation in digital democracies: Platforms and Communication (Chair by Prof. Dr. Matthias Kettemann, HBI)
Lucia Morales Lizarraga (Univ. de Guadalajara/Mexico): Online radical right discourses about identify in Germany: The Alternative für Deutschland in Twitter.
Eduardo Barbabela (Univ. of Lisbon/Portugal): Digital Platforms and Populist Politicians: Implications for Contemporary Democracies.
Andressa Costa (Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal/WI): Mobilizing against democracy: The use of cognition and emotions on social media for autocratization in Brazil.
Adam Feher (Univ. of Amsterdam, Netherlands): How to enforce platforms’ liability?

6) Governance of innovation in digital democracies: Artificial Intelligence (Chair by Dr. Johannes Breuer, CAIS/GESIS)
Patrick Schwabl (LMU München/bidt): Computational scaling of political positions from textual data using word embeddings.
Tetyana Oleksiyuk (CAIS): International Standards of Access to Official Information and Digital Democracy Development.
Paul Friedl (HU Berlin/WI): Escaping scraping: the (new) laws and politics of web scraping in an age of generative AI.
Lea Biere (Uni Paderborn): Equity, Efficiency, and Democracy in Education: Analysing the Role of Learning Analytics and AI.

7) Ethical and privacy considerations for the digital life (Chair by Prof. Dr. Felix Freiling, FAU Nuremberg/bidt)
Maria Pawelec (Uni Tübingen): Decent deepfakes? Academic and commercial developers’ ethical considerations, and how they may influence deepfake governance.
Victor Vicente (Univ. of São Paulo/Brazil): Metaverse, virtual reality and the production of presence.
Ziyin Li (Zhejiang Univ./China): “Seeing someone 3.0”: The Intimacy of Chinese Youth in the age of Deep Mediatization.

8) AI, work and tools/Digital economy (Chair by Prof. Dr. Martin Krzywdzinski, WI)
Laura Lohoff (LMU München/bidt): From Exploration to Exploitation: Aligning Digital Innovation in Organizations.
Tetiana Gorokhova (CAIS): Digitalisation: Catalyzing the Transition to a Circular Economy.
Tatjana Graf (Univ. of Lucerne, Switzerland): Pay me if you can: Negotiating diversity through digital financial infrastructure.
Alphoncina Lyamuya (Univ. of Southern California, USA): Digitalization of Humanitarian Aid Delivery in Sites of Forced Displacement.

12:30–13:30 | Lunch Break

13:30–14:30 | Open Spaces (1–6)

Open Space 1
Dr. Sabine Lang (FAU Nuremberg): Using computational methods for provenance research: chances, challenges and possible risks

Open Space 2
Dr. Alisa Maksimova (CAIS): Learning about AI in museums: how exhibitions present new technology to the public

Open Space 3
Samuel Simon (CAIS/RUB): Persona Co-Creation Workshop: Imagining the role of the facilitator in digital transformation research processes

Open Space 4
Alexandra Florea (Uni Paderborn): [pilot] Computational Demonstrator for Scholarly Literature Review

Open Space 5
Dr. Mitra Shamsi (CAIS): Practicing Digital Feminism During the Rise of Nationalism in the Iranian Women, Life, Freedom UprisingDr. Mitra Shamsi (CAIS): Practicing Digital Feminism During the Rise of Nationalism in the Iranian Women, Life, Freedom Uprising

Open Space 6
Viddy Ranawijaya (Uni Erfurt): Mapping Digitalization Policies in Southeast Asia: A Systematic Literature Review

14:30–16:00 | Parallel Workshops

Dr. Josephine B. Schmitt (CAIS): “Resilience for Researchers – Dealing with hate speech and rightwing agitation in the academic context”

Prof. Dr. Frauke Mörike (TU Dortmund): “Actually relevant?! … Designing inclusive work systems”

16:00–16:15 | Coffee Break

16:15–17:00 | Roundtable Discussion on Intersectional Perspectives on Digitalisation and AI
Chair: Katharina Mosene, HBI
Experts: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Katrin Köppert (HGB Leipzig), Pia Sombetzki (AlgorithmWatch), Dr. Nakeema Stefflbauer (Frauenloop)