Turkish-German Frontiers of Social Science Symposium 2020 (virtual)

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Stephanie Dill

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office / Frontiers of Research Programme
Markgrafenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin, Germany


Frontiers of Research Programme

6th Turkish-German Frontiers of Social Science Symposium

"Moving forward: The impact of the digital revolution on societies"

The second part of this conference cycle on the opportunities and challenges of the digital revolution within German and Turkish societies focusses on different topical aspects of digitization ranging from the effects on leisure and the growing use of digital assistants over the role of social media tools for content creation to disaster prevention.

Partners and goals

The Turkish-German Frontiers of Social Science Symposia (TUGFOSS) are a joint undertaking of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Koç University. The program is financed by Stiftung Mercator and Koç University.

This symposium series brings together approx. 50 outstanding young researchers of various disciplines from Turkey and Germany. They exchange ideas across disciplinary boundaries and take the opportunity to work on future Turkish-German collaborations. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports such collaborative work with its special follow-up program "CONNECT".

The format is modeled after further bi- and tri-national Frontiers of Research Symposia the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation regularly conducts with Brazil, China, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom and the USA in the natural sciences, engineering and humanities.

Participation is by invitation only.


List of Sessions

How will we include everyone? - Platforms, Inclusion and Black Boxes
Jan-Hendrik Passoth, TU Munich & Ali Hürriyetoğlu, Koç University

Human-Machine-Implications – or how to relate to learning machines
Marcus Burkhardt, University of Siegen

European Public Open Spaces (EPOS) and citizen’s participation: forming digital media for the common good
Christine Horz, TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences

Reconsidering centre-periphery dichotomy in relation to digital media
İrem İnceoğlu, Kadir Has University

Are recommender systems robust against manipulation?
Cihan Kaleli, Eskişehir University, Eskişehir

How will we spend time? - Having a good time? Coping with the ambivalent effects of being online since childhood
Jeffrey Wimmer, University of Augsburg & Yavuz Samur, Bahçeşehir University

Mediatization of family in pandemic times
Esra Bilgiç, Bilgi University

Technology addiction and chronotype
Mehmet Barış Horzum, Sakarya University

Time waits for no one: Exploring the speeding up of communication and media
Stephan Görland, University of Bremen

The relevance of the ‚here and now‘ in networked communication cultures
Christine Linke, Hochschule Wismar - University of Applied Sciences, Technology, Business and Design

How will we influence social interactions? - Conceptualizing digital agents as social actors
Astrid Carolus, University of Würzburg & Cansu Oranç, Koç University

Closing the gaps: Potential and challenges of educational social robots
Junko Kanero, Sabancı University, Istanbul

My personal little helper? Benefits and risks of target-group-specific virtual assistant design
Carolin Straßmann, University of Applied Sciences Ruhr-West, Bottrop

Avatars and Virtual Reality for psychological research
Stephan Streuber, University of Konstanz

Why do we need an interdisciplinary collaboration between cognitive (neuro) science and social robotics?
Burcu Ayşen Ürgen, Bilkent University, Ankara

How will we save lives? - Safeguarding Populations: The Impact of Digital Revolution
 Patricia Schütte, University of Wuppertal & Cağlar Akgüngör, AKUT Search and Rescue Association

Future role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in saving lives
Tunç Aşuroğlu, Başkent University, Ankara

Digital transformation of digital critical infrastructure interdependency and emerging forms of human and humanoid vulnerable groups
Alexander Fekete, TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences

How does resilience help us save lives
Himmet Karaman, İstanbul Technical University

Application of social media analytics in crisis management
Milad Mirbabaie, University of Bremen



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