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Friday, September 20, 2019
9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcoming Remarks

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Dr.h.c.mult Harald KAINZ, Rector of Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Frank KAPPE, Vice-Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering (CSBME, TU Graz)

Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Karl LOHNER, Vice-Dean of Faculty of Natural Science of University of Graz (Uni Graz)

Former Swedish Ambassador to Japan Dr. Lars VARGÖ, Distinguished Fellow at Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP)

Prof. em. Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Dietrich ALBERT, Chair of European Japan Experts Association (EJEA)

Moderator of Welcome Remarks and Keynotes:
Prof. em. Dr. Anders Törnvall, Linköping University, Sweden, & Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Denmark
10:00 ”Digital Austria – Status & Initiatives”
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt, CEO and Scientific Director of Know-Center; Head of Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science, TU Graz; Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the Austrian Digitalization Agency
10:45 “Making Society 5.0 a Reality”
Dr. Dr. Yuka Harayama, Former Executive Member of Council of Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Officer, Japan; Elsevier Foundation Board Member
11:15 Coffee Break
11:45 “Trustworthy Human-Centric AI”
Dr. Fredrik Heintz, Department of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University; Member of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 “Citizen-Centered Design for Human-Technology Symbiosis”
Dr. Dr. Norbert A. Streitz, Scientific Director of Smart Future Initiative
14:15 “EU-Japan Collaboration in AI Ethics and Governance”
Prof. Dr. Arisa Ema, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo; Visiting Researcher, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
15:00 Poster Session* during Coffee Break
15:30 “Why Human-Centered is Necessary? How Can We Digitalize? Trial Answers From University of Japan”
Prof. Dr. Yoshiro Imai, Reliability-based Information Systems, Kagawa University; Multimedia Processing
16:15 “Big Data & Artificial Intelligence”
Prof. Dr. Horst Bischof, Vice Rector for Research, Graz University of Technology; Applied Computer Science; Member of the European Academy of Sciences
17:00 End
19:00 Reception by the Governor of Styria and the Mayor of the City of Graz at "Graz Burg"


Saturday, September 21, 2019

9:30 6 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 1 Ethics in the Digitalized Era: Western and Eastern Contexts
Chair: Dr. Kay-Wah Chan, Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University (Australia)

> Prof. Dr. Michal Černý, Radim Šíp and Prof. Dr. Denisa Denglerová: “The Principle of Non-Discrimination in the Infosphere: A New Ethics”
> Hristina Veljanova and Norah Neuhuber: "A European Approach for Trustworthy Technologies"
> Dr. Kay-Wah Chan and Dr. John Selby: "Legal Ethics in Japan: Compliance Challenges and Risks in the Era of Internet Technologies"
> Dr. Helena Webb: “ROBOTIPS: Developing Responsible Robots for the Digital Economy”
Workshop 2 The EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement - Prospects for Future EU-Japan Cooperation on Cyber Security and AI
Chair: Dr. Lars Vargö, Stockholm Japan Center, Institute for Security and Development Policy (Sweden)

> DI Bernd Prünster: “A Holistic View on Digital Security”
> Erik Isaksson: “Pushing Back: Shared Narratives in the EU-Japan SPA for a Rules-Based Internationalism”
> Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Vosse: “Cybersecurity and AI: Core Drivers for the EU-Japan SPA”
Workshop 3 Future Role of Artificial Intelligence in Europe and Japan in Realizing Human-Centered Digitalization
Chairs: Dr. Roman Kern, Know-Center GmbH and Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science, TU Graz (Austria) and Prof. Dr. Tobias Schreck, Institute of Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization, TU Graz (Austria)

> Dr. Roman Kern: “Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization in Industry”
> Prof. Dr. Tobias Schreck: “Preservation and Analysis of Digital Cultural Heritage Objects”
> Dominic Manwani and Dr. Lisa-Christina Winter: “Psychology and Artificial Intelligence: A User Experience (UX) Approach to Tackle AI”
Workshop 4 Innovating Digital Education and Skills in Different Cultures, on a Global Scope and in an Interdisciplinary Context
Chair: Dr. Paul Lefrere, Cognitive Science Section, University of Graz (Austria) and CCA-Research (UK)

> Dr. Paul Lefrere: “Preparing Humans and Robots for the Harmonious Evolution of Human-Centered Collective Intelligence Exploiting Ubiquitous AI”
> Prof. Dr. Horst Zeinz and Dr. Masashi Urabe: “Human Centered Digitalization in School: The project ‘Building Bridges’ as an Example for Learning in a ‘Virtual Reality’ Combined with Learning in a ‘Natural Reality’”
> Sebastian Dennerlein, Viktoria Pammer-Schindler et al.: “TEL Marketplace – A Sandpit- and Co-Design-Informed Innovation Process for Implementing TEL Research in Higher Education”
Workshop 5 Forming Cooperation of Robots and Humans in Industrial and Service Sectors: How Does the Socio-Cultural Context in Europe and Japan Influence Technology Affinity?
Chair: Dr. Martin Kandlhofer, Institute of Software Technology, TU Graz (Austria)

> Dr. Martin Kandlhofer: “Enabling the Creation of Intelligent Things – The European Driving License for Robots and Intelligent Systems”
> Dr. Oliver Schürer: “Together? How to Share Space with Robots”
> Dr. Peter Moertl: “Trust Management Systems: Toward Establishing Trustworthy Systems Based on Practices in Aviation Safety”
> Dr. Lucas Paletta, Sandra Schüssler et al.: “Socially Assistive Care Robots in Dementia Motivated from Health Care, Neuropsychology and ICT”
> Prof. Dr. Dr. Felix Tretter: “Human-Centered Digitalization and Health Issues: Some Reflections From Medicine”
Workshop 6 What are the Consequences of Digitalization for Economy, Society and Job Market in Europe and Japan?
Chairs: Prof. Dr. Heinz-Dieter Kurz, Stella Zilian, Schumpeter Centre at University of Graz (Austria)

> Prof. Dr. Heinz D. Kurz: “Riding a New Wave of Innovations”
> Dr. Atsuko Sano: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Promotion of Gender Equality - Implications of Comparing Germany and Japan”
> Prof. Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Klepzig: “Lean Industry 4.0: Selling Hope or Real Advantages? - an Economic View”
> Stelios Damalas: “The Importance of Acceptance and Job Satisfaction in the Conception and Design of Assistance Systems in Production”
> Martin Griesbacher, MA: “Ambivalences of Working Time Autonomy in the Digital Age”
11:30 Coffee Break
12:00 Final Discussion - Plenum
13:00 Final Lunch

Poster Session*:

> Dr. Robert Woitsch, Managing Director, BOC Asset Management GmbH, Wien (Austria): “OMiLAB: A Conceptual Model Laboratory Supporting Human-Centred Digitalization”
> Dr. Erich Weichselgartner, Deputy Scientific Director, Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information, Trier (Germany): “Where is the Focus of Attention in Human-Centered Digitalization in Europe versus Japan: An Exploratory Text Analysis”
> Dipl. Ing. Silvia Russegger, Dr. Lucas Paletta et al., Joanneum Research, Graz (Austria): “Tablet-Based Playful Multimodal Training for Activating People with Dementia”
> Zlatan Ajanovic, Graz University of Technology, Graz (Austria): “Towards Superhuman Autonomous Vehicles”

Outline of the conference

The conference will consist of keynote speeches, lectures, posters, open discussions and focused workshops. Presenters will come from various fields, representing the industry, technological research institutions and specialists in humanities. Political decision makers will also be invited to make statements and to discuss common issues in workshops. As a forum for young researchers, a poster session will be organized. These young academics are suitable to act as mediators and multipliers for educating future generations.

Target group

Individual experts, decision makers and opinion leaders from related organizations, companies, universities, and research institutes from Austria, Europe as well as from Japan.

Further information: one-pager of conference outline

Poster Human-Centered Digitalization