HubIT First Annual Conference

18 September 2018 - Tartu, Estonia

WHEN: 18 September 2018
WHERE: Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia


The HubIT Annual Conference is the first edition of a series of 3 annual conferences whose aim is to engage ICT and SSH experts for boosting a more Responsible Research and Innovation through constructive interactions between ICT and SSH research.

The 2018 HubIT annual conference is an official event associated with the Multi-conference RRI-SIS 2018 - Multi-conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society 2018 (September 17-19, Tartu, Estonia).

The conference is composed of 3 sub-events:

• The HubIT findings
The SSH Workshop
• The Speed Dating and networking cocktail

The event will include knowledge transfer activities, panel sessions and debates on the core findings of the project and also interactive actions to engage participants and collect useful insights.


Programme of the 1st Annual conference including the SSH Workshop


08:30 - 09:00 - Registrations

09:00 - 09:15 - RRI in unchartered waters: surfing the tech-tsunami with unconventional techniques

Convergence in technologies is creating the perfect storm impacting on privacy, private and public security; diverging ethical standards can amplify international political tensions. Ethicists, technologists, policymakers and civil societies need to experiment new multi-disciplinary approaches.

Tomas Matraia, Director of the strategic advisory group The Adwisers; Executive Director of the multidisciplinary platform The Node.

09:15 - 09:35 - Introduction of the HubIT project

09:35 - 10:00 - The HubIT findings
• Introduction to the European Framework Model of Responsible Research and Innovation
• Overview of the FM tools and demo session

SSH Workshop (beginning)
10:00 - 10:20 - Rajesh Sharma, PhD. H2020 project SoBigData: cross-disciplinary research projects stories
10:20 - 10:55 - World café: What global challenges can be solved through the cooperation between ICT and SSH? What role can SSH play in solving specific global challenges (climate change, migration, future of work, etc.)?
10:55 - 11:10 - BREAK
11:10 - 11:25 - Mihkel Solvak, PhD. Centre for IT Impact Studies (CITIS) and its activities
11:25 - 12:00 - World café: What challenges and risks arising from the field of ICT research can be solved with the help of SSH?
12:00 - 12:15 - BREAK
12:15 - 12:30 - Emanuele Bardone, PhD. When philosophy meets technology. Arc of Inquiry project
12:30 - 13:05 - World café: How to initiate cooperation with ICT research? How to “market yourself”? How to think about your research work in terms of potential cooperation with ICT? 
13:05 - 13:15 - Conclusions
SSH Workshop (ending)

13:15 - 14:00 - General lunch

14:00 - 15:00 - Speed Dating session and networking cocktail

Registrations are now open HERE!

Contact us for further information: info@hubit-project.eu 

Our Speakers

  Tomas Matraia

  Director of the strategic advisory group The Adwisers
  Executive Director of the multidisciplinary platform The Node for   Opportunities, Development and Environment

Emanuele Bardone

  Emanuele Bardone

  PhD, Senior Research Fellow in   Educational Technology, Institute of   Education, University of Tartu

Mihkel Solvak   Mihkel Solvak

  PhD, Head of the Centre for IT Impact Studies (CITIS), Johan Skytte   Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu





Rajesh Sharma

  Rajesh Sharma

  PhD, H2020 SoBigData, Senior Research Fellow in Information Systems,   Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu


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