199.108 Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in mindestens einem zugeordneten Curriculum Teil der STEOP.

2023S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2.0
  • ECTS: 3.0
  • Typ: VU Vorlesung mit Übung
  • LectureTube Lehrveranstaltung
  • Format der Abhaltung: Präsenz


Nach positiver Absolvierung der Lehrveranstaltung sind Studierende in der Lage...

After successful completion of the course, students will be able to...

  • Identify and address ethical issues in their research and professional work and apply ethical knowledge to broader social contexts.
  • Engage in debates about the impact of digital technology, especially in the case of emerging technologies such as AI
  • Build    ethical    arguments,    give    informed    feedback, and      consider diverse stakeholders' perspectives
  • Analyze literature and reflect on the ethics of digital technologies and research ethics
  • Formulate and discuss ethical issues related to their field of research and specific projects.

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung


The course focuses on building a foundation for identifying and examining ethical and professional issues, taking into account various ethical perspectives of current and emerging technologies and their stakeholders. It aims to empower students with the ability to approach these issues in an ethically informed and proactive manner. The course enhances critical thinking and argumentation skills through discussions and analysis of theoretical and practical issues, professional practices, and technology applications in their broader social context.


The course will include philosophical foundations of ethics and critical thinking with analysis of case studies within digitalized, information-based, and constantly communicating, connected world. Possible topics include technological mediation, moralizing things, technology games, legislation, ethical aspects of the social impact of technology, digital humanism, global ethics, ethics & design, inclusiveness and diversity, human-centric design, autonomous cars, and robots, ethical IT innovation, ecosystem perspective on the ethics of ai and emerging digital technologies, and thinking beyond compliance.

The course finishes with a mini conference where participants present ethical aspects of their research projects. The contributions will be peer-reviewed by the class.



The course includes lectures, guest lectures, discussions, group work, peer review, and a mini conference.



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The lecturer of this course will be Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic / Mälardalen University and Chalmers University of Technology.

This is a guest professor course of the TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School. It is targeted to Doctoral Students of the Faculty of Informatics, but, subject to availability of free seats, open to all PhD students and interested Master students.

ECTS breakdown - 3 ECTS corresponding to 75 hours of work:

In-class activities: 20 hours

Course materials/readings/videos: 20 hours

Paper writing: 30 hours

Class notes: 5 hours

Vortragende Personen


LVA Termine

Di.12:00 - 14:0002.05.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Mi.15:00 - 17:0003.05.2023Sem.R. DA grün 02 C - GEO Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Do.12:00 - 14:0004.05.2023Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Fr.13:00 - 15:0005.05.2023Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Mo.13:00 - 15:0008.05.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Di.12:00 - 14:0009.05.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Mi.13:00 - 15:0010.05.2023Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Do.14:00 - 16:0011.05.2023Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Fr.13:00 - 15:0012.05.2023Seminarraum FAV 01 A (Seminarraum 183/2) Digital Ethics and the Connected World
Mo.12:00 - 14:0015.05.2023Seminarraum EBEG-2 - RPL Digital Ethics and the Connected World


Attendance, class notes, short paper, presentation


Von Bis Abmeldung bis
06.02.2023 00:00 02.05.2023 23:59


Please register in TISS.


880 FW Freie Wahlfächer - Informatik Keine Angabe
PhD TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School Keine Angabe


A detailed description of readings will be given four weeks before the course start.

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