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News from the Research Alliance

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    Submissions cannot be longer uploaded via UniConnect. Please send an email to Silvia Schacht ( instead.

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    Again in Q4 2016, the research alliance ForDigital funded further interesting projects on digitalization.

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    The Volkswagen foundation has encouraged academic journeys of PhD students and post docs researching on digitalization and society.

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    The executive committee has approved ten of thirteen research cooperation proposals submitted in Q3 2016.

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    The fourth keynote speech will be conducted by Prof. Dr. Alpers at our Kick-off event at 5th of July 2016.

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    Prof. Dr. Fetzer will conduct the third keynote speeche "Digital World - Analogue Law?" at the Kick-off event.

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    Prof. Dr. Stahl will conduct the keynote speech "From Big Data to Insights - Research Priorities in Marketing" at the Kick-off event.

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    Prof. Dr. Zitterbart will conduct the keynote speech "Internet of Everything - Opportunities & Challenges" at the Kick-off.

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    ForDigital has now a twitter account and will inform followers about news and hot topics of the Research Alliance.

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    Save-the-Date: The Kick-off event of the regional Research Alliance will take place at the 5th of July 2016 in Mannheim.

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    ForDigital goes online with its website and introduces itself. Within a short time, funded projects will be presented here.


Kick-off Event of Research Alliance "ForDigital"

The research alliance ForDigital ("digitalization: transformation as a social-economical process") hosts a kick-off event for the official start of the regional research alliance and cordially invits all researchers from Mannheim and Karlsruhe to participate.

When: 05.07.2016 9:30
Where: SO 418 (tower of the station)
Bismarckstrasse 42
68131 Mannheim

You can find a description of how to get there here.

Preliminary agenda

9:30 Welcome
    Prof. Dr. Tracy (Prorector research, equal opportunities und scientific procreation) University of Mannheim
9:45 until 10:15 am Overview "ForDigital"
    Prof. Dr. Heinzl und Prof. Dr. Mädche
10:30 till 12:00 Disciplinary perspectives on digitalization:
  • Computer Science: Prof. Dr. Martina Zitterbart, KIT
  • Law: Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer, University of Mannheim
  • Business Administration: Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl, University of Mannheim
  • Psychology: Prof. Dr. Georg W. Alpers, University of Mannheim
12:00 till 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 till 13:00 Poster session and informal exchange
13:00 till 13:30 The initiative III - Status excellence cluster proposal digitalization
starting 13:30 Informal get-together and lunch

You can find the Agenda for the kick-off event here as PDF.


Prof. Dr. Martina Zitterbart
Research area telematics | Institute of Telematics
Karlsruher Institute for Technologie (KIT)

Topic: "Internet of Everything – Opportunities & Challenges"

Prof. Dr. Florian Stahl
Chair for Quant. Marketing and Consumer Analytics
University of Mannheim

Topic: "From Big Data to Insights - Research Priorities in Marketing"

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer
Chair for public law, regulation law and tax law
University of Mannheim

Topic: "Digital world - analogue law? Challenges of the digitalization
 for the legal framework?"

Prof. Dr. Georg W. Alpers
Chair for clinical and biological psychology and psychotherapy
University of Mannheim

Topic: "Clinical Psychology Goes Digital: Ambulatory Assessment with Digital Devices"

You can find the presentation of the kick-off event at the UniConnect plattform in the folder "Kick-off Veranstaltung am 05.07.2016"