NBI head Robert Tolksdorf and research assistant Markus Luczak-Rösch submitted two extended abstracts to WebSci 13. We are happy to announce that both papers have been accepted and will appear in the ACM conference proceedings.
The first work entitled „Art As A Source For Innovation In Knowledge Processing“ (Robert Tolksdorf, Markus Luczak-Rösch) will be presented as a poster at the conference.
Abstract: Artists generate specific views on the world. They are knowledge workers that develop their view on the world and visualize it in some way. We argue that processes and results of art can and should be an inspiration for innovation in knowledge modeling and processing in information systems. We exemplify this view with the artist Mark Lombardi.
The second extended abstract is entitled „Beyond Positivism in Computer Science“ (Markus Luczak-Rösch) and has been selected for a regular 20 minutes presentation.
Abstract: This extended abstract provokes a discussion about a paradigm shift in Computer Science towards a discipline that is composed of a technology-critical attitude as well as theories of computation that tolerate vagueness, non-determinism, and affective behavior which are fundamental in the socio-technical nature of the Web.