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The research area Computers and Society is concerned with the conditions, actions and results that computing, information technology and data processing have on society. It investigates social targets for computing research and derives design critera. The goal is to avoid unwanted side-effects of computing on society before they end up being problems.

Our research areas are:

  • Ethics
  • Women and Computing
  • Computing in Developing Countries
  • Surveillance
  • eGovernment
  • Digital Media and Society
  • Open Access / Open Source
  • Computing as Science vs. Computing as Art


The German GI "Informatik and Gesellschaft" is preparing a conference (in German) for April 2007.