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Data misuse and misinformation are key problems associated with the use of the internet today. As part of the PENNI project (Policy Enabled Next generation Internet), WU Senior Assistant Professor Sabrina Kirrane is working to build a new, decentralized internet that is based on transparency and allows users to keep more control over their data. Computer scientist Sabrina Kirrane is WU's Researcher of the Month October. [more...]
This week (8th-10th September 2020) the partners of the SEPA360 project successfully held their second Learning and Teaching Training Event (LTTE) online, due to the ongoing pandemic crisis (Covid-19). The initial event was planned to be hosted in Thessaloniki, Greece and would have brought together over 30 digital champions from interdisciplinary backgrounds in higher education. Even though the SEPA360 team transitioned the complete workshop into an online mode more than 25 digital champions were able to join the 3-day workshop and participate in breakout sessions. [more...]

Check out the recent talk on Human-centric AI challenges and opportunities by Sabrina Kirrane, which was presented as part of the AI & Policy track of the 2020 Applied Machine Learning Days Conference. In the talk Sabrina argues that applications that are able to understand constraints (in the form of goals, preferences, norms and usage restrictions), together with trust and transparency mechanisms, will give citizens more control over how their data is utilised, and will foster trustworthiness in the respective systems.

Applied ML Days Track Info: AI Policy | Youtube Video of the Talk

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We are pleased to invite you to submit your papers to the "Human-centricity in a Sustainable Digital Economy” Minitrack of HICSS54, co-organised by Soheil Human and Gustaf Neumann from the Institute of Information Systems and New Media, WU Wien. [more...]
We are delighted to inform you that the Institute of Information Systems and New Media (WU Wien) in collaboration with the Privacy and Sustainable Computing Lab, the Institute of Information Systems and Society (WU Wien), and NOYB – European Center for Digital Rights (noyb.eu) starts the interdisciplinary research project RESPECTeD. Soheil Human and Ben Wagner are the project leads representing WU Wien and Max Schrems is the project lead from the NOYB-side. The project is funded by the NetIdee programme of Internet Privatstiftung Austria (IPA). [more...]

The GamIng project team at the Institute of Information Systems and New Media is developing a game for the BIS-1 course. We are inviting interested students to support us designing the game at the GamIng-Workshop held on 04.12.2019, 14:00 to 16:00 in Sitzungssaal 6.

If you are interested contact Marjan Khobreh: marjan.khobreh@wu.ac.at

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The lnstitute of lnformation Systems and New Media (WU Vienna) invite applications for a position as a Teaching & Research Associate (praedoc). Reference Number: 453
Application materials can be submitted online until January 27th, 2020.
Please apply via the following link: https://www.wu.ac.at/karriere/arbeiten-an-der-wu/jobangebote?yid=453.

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We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Information Systems and New Media (WU Vienna), together with four other European partner universities from the UK (coordinating partner), Belgium, Italy and Greece, are starting their work on the European funded Erasmus+ project with the title “Supporting Educators’ Pedagogical Activities with 360°-Video”. The project was initiated in September 2019 and has a duration of 3 years until August 2022. [more...]
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