Call for Papers for the 2nd Weizenbaum Conference “Challenges of Digital Inequality: Digital Education, Digital Work, Digital Life”


The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society holds its 2nd Weizenbaum Conference titled “Challenges of Digital Inequality: Digital Education, Digital Work, Digital Life” on May 16-17, 2019.

The second Weizenbaum Conference aims at bringing different disciplinary perspectives (e.g., education and social sciences, legal studies, communication science, computer science, economic science and engineering science) together to highlight the different challenges, drivers, and consequences of inequality in the age of digitalisation.  

The Weizenbaum Institute invites interested parties, scholars and experts to submit short (2 pages) and regular papers (7 pages) for presentation at the conference.

Find the complete Call for Papers here

Thematic priorities of the conference are:

  • Perspectives on Marginalized Groups in the Digital Society
  • Digital Inequality and Digital Divide
  • Inclusion and Digital Education
  • Adoption of Digital Education in Schools and Higher Education
  • Digital Teaching and Digital Learning
  • Designing Engaging Learning Experiences
  • Legal Aspects of Open Education, Learning Analytics, and Educational Data Mining
  • Ethical Challenges of Digital Education and Learning Analytics
  • Digital Science and Research Lifecycle in the Digital Age
  • Open Science, Open Access, and Open Research Data
  • Citizen Science and Automatization of Science
  • Critical Perspectives on Measuring Research Productivity
  • Digital Work: Skill Change, Education, and Learning
  • New Forms and Dynamics of Work in the Digital World
  • Digital Transformation of the Labour Market
  • Competencies for Participation in the New Platform Economy
  • Discrimination in the Sharing Economy
  • Algorithmic Governance: Using Data Intelligence at the Workplace
  • Work-Life Balance and Work-Life Integration
  • Labour Law and Legal Aspects of Digital Surveillance
  • Dark Sides of Digital Work: Stress, Overload, Social Isolation, Exclusion, Surveillance
  • Digitised Individual, Health, and Well-Being
  • Digitised Individual, Work, and Performance
  • Digitised Individual, Society, and Policy Implications
  • Legal Issues of Digital Self

Key Dates for the Submission Process:

STEP 1 (mandatory): To ensure that your paper fits the overarching theme of the conference, please submit a short abstract (300 words) by 11 January 2019 or before per email at:

Notification on the theme fit will be issued by 18 January 2019 at the latest.

STEP 2 (contingent on the decision at STEP 1): short (2 pages) and regular (7 pages) papers must be submitted by 8 February 2019. All submissions should follow the provided template and be submitted via the submission system.

Decision notification will be issued by 8 March 2019.

STEP 3: Authors of accepted papers are given the opportunity to revise their submissions based on reviewers’ feedback by 5 April 2019. Both short and long papers will be published in the proceedings. Authors of long papers will be given the opportunity to present their paper at the conference, while authors of short papers will be asked to present their work as a poster

The Weizenbaum Institute, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is a Berlin-Brandenburg consortium coordinated by the Berlin Social Science Center and includes five Berlin-Brandenburg universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin University of the Arts and the Universität Potsdam as well as the Frauenhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS).