Re­search Cen­ter for
In­form­a­tion Sys­tem Design (ITeG)

The Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Kassel, which focuses on the social responsibility of developing IT systems. The ITeG promotes the interdisciplinary system design of information and communications technology to provide socially desirable innovations.

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Di­git­iz­a­tion and Demo­cracy

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the National Academy of Science and Engineering - acatech - and The Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities published a joint statement on the role of digital technologies in public communication on 16 June 2021.
Co-author is Professor Dr Jörn Lamla. He is a member of the Leopoldina's working group "Digitization and Democracy".

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Di­git­iz­a­tion as a win­dow of op­por­tun­ity for equal­ity and in­clus­ive­ness

On January 26, 2021, the independent Expert Commission for the Third Gender Equality Report handed over their assessment "Shaping digitization in a gender-equitable way" to the Federal Minister for Equal Opportunities. Due to the interdisciplinary focus of this Report, the eleven experts represent a variety of different academic fields. Prof. Dr. Claude Draude from Kassel University works at the intersection of computer science and social sciences.

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More pri­vacy in the world of di­gital work

Current results from the NUDGER project: Chat rooms and working from home - the boundary between the professional and private worlds is becoming increasingly blurred, and privacy is is being challenged by digital technology. Instead of banning technology, researchers at the ITeG are focusing on so-called "nudges": little helpers for smart behavior.

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Re­search Pro­ject KRI­TEX: IT Se­cur­ity Plat­form for Crit­ical In­fra­struc­tures

Together with the Hessian House of Energy and a corporate partner, the Public Law Research Group at ITeG Research Center is working on a project on the fundamental, resilient design of the digitalised infrastructure. The configuration of a scaling IT security platform for operators of critical infrastructures is being examined with a holistic approach in its dependence on legal, technical and practical aspects.

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