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.
The ITeG Research Center at the University of Kassel in cooperation with the German Society for Computer Science (GI) is organizing a lecture series on the manyfold design dimensions of the digital society. In these lectures renowned representatives from different disciplines present their research and conclusions with an explicit sociotechnical focus. This year, the lecture series is part of the celebrations for the anniversary "50 Jahre Universität Kassel”.
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.
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".
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.