All projects reports are freely and publicly available
The ITA publishes all research results not only in scientific articles, but at first in project reports. These are written in English or in German, depending on whether they stem from an international or a national project; abstracts are always available in both languages. All project reports are published on EPUB-OEAW.
ISSN (print): 1819-1320 – ISSN (online): 1818-6556
- Aichholzer, Georg; Rhomberg, Wolfram; Gudowsky, Niklas; Saurwein, Florian; Weber, Matthias (2015) Industrie 4.0 – Hintergrundpapier für den 1. Workshop am 4. Mai 2015 (1. Zwischenbericht). Bericht-Nr. ITA-AIT-1; Wien; im Auftrag von: Österreichische Parlamentsdirektion.
Studie im Auftrag der Parlamentsdirektion, 1. Zwischenbericht
Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung (ITA) der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften &
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Innovation Systems Department (Hrsg.).
Projektleitung: Georg Aichholzer (ITA) und Matthias Weber (AIT).
AutorInnen: Georg Aichholzer (ITA), Wolfram Rhomberg (AIT), Niklas Gudowsky (ITA), Florian Saurwein (AIT), Matthias Weber (AIT).
Literaturrecherche: Gloria Rose.
- Capari, Leo; Sotoudeh, Mahshid; Bechtold, Ulrike (2015) Teleassistenz in einer alternden Gesellschaft. Von gedachten Szenarien zu realen Empfehlungen (PACITA Kurzbericht).; im Auftrag von: European Commission (FP7).
Kurzbericht über den österreichischen Stakeholder-Szenario-Workshop im Rahmen des Projekts PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment.
Dieser Bericht basiert auf den Ergebnissen von Arbeitspaket 6 des EU-FP7-Projekts PACITA.
- Capari, Leo; Sotoudeh, Mahshid (2014) PACITA Deliverable 6.6: National report – Scenario workshop in Austria. Edited by PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment) consortium:; im Auftrag von: European Commission (FP7).
- Kreissl, Reinhard; Neumann, Alexander; Peissl, Walter; Berglez, Regina; Fonio, Chiara et al. [..] (2014) Conduct the observation/interviews – IRISS Deliverable D4.2 (September 2014).; im Auftrag von: EU-FP7.
Deliverable No. D4.2 of the (FP7-) Project "IRISS – Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies". Objective: To investigate societal effects of different surveillance practices from a multi-disciplinary social science and legal perspective.
- Rothmann, Robert; Sterbik-Lamina, Jaro; Peissl, Walter (2014) Credit Scoring in Österreich. Bericht-Nr. ITA-PB A66; Institut für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung (ITA): Wien; im Auftrag von: Bundesarbeitskammer.
- Ball, Kirstie; Spiller, Keith; Peissl, Walter; Sterbik-Lamina, Jaro; Rothmann, Robert et al. [.] (2014) Surveillance Impact Report – IRISS Deliverable D3.2 (June 2014).; im Auftrag von: EU-FP7.
Deliverable No. D3.2 of the (FP7-) Project "IRISS – Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies". Objective: To investigate societal effects of different surveillance practices from a multi-disciplinary social science and legal perspective.
Further authors in alphabetical order: Bellanova, Rocco; Bergersen, Stine; Bonns, Wolfgang; Burgess, J. Peter; Ceresa, Alessia; Dahm, Sebastian; Fischer, Daniel; Fonio, Chiara; Friedewald, Michael; Galdon Clavell, Gemma; Galletta, Antonella; Goos, Kerstin; Jones, Richard; Kreissl, Reinhard; Lastic, Eric; LeLeux, Charles; Neumann, Alexander; Norris, Clive; Raab, Charles; Szekely, Ivan; Vissy, Beatrix; Webster, William; Zurawski, Nils
- Krieger-Lamina, Jaro; Birngruber, Stefan (2014) Chapter: Austria Country Reports. In: IRISS (Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies) Deliverable 5: Exercising Democratic Rights Under Surveillance Regimes; Publisher: IRISS Project; Editors: Clive Norris, Xavier L'Hoiry.; im Auftrag von: EU-FP7.
Chapter in Deliverable No. D5 of the (FP7-) Project "IRISS – Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies". Parts: Mapping the legal and administrative frameworks in Austria / Locating the data controller in Austria / Submitting access requests in Austria
- Strauß, Stefan; Nentwich, Michael (2014) Potential and Impacts of Cloud Computing Services and Social Network Websites – Annex Social Network Sites. Bericht-Nr. IP/A/STOA/FWC/2008-096/Lot4/C1/SC8; Science and Technology Options Assessment – European Parliamentary Research Service: Brussels; im Auftrag von: European Parliament.
Cloud computing and social network websites (SNS) are part of the same societal transformation prominently exemplifying a paradigm shift stating that “the network is the computer”1. While cloud computing includes a variety of technical concepts, SNS represent a broad scope of services and applications addressing mostly end-users. Interrelations are particularly given as regards privacy and security challenges. This is also a core part of this report as privacy is among the heavily debated concepts of our contemporary societies – highlighted in particular by SNS.
The report is structured in four main parts: The first part (Sections 1-3) gives a broad overview on the evolution of SNS describing the main stages in the development process, the major factors determining the current state-of-the-art including insights into user motivations. Section 3 presents the main driving factors determining the current SNS, their main characteristics as well as core functionality of SNS. Based on these elaborations the second part (Section 4) gives an overview on the spectrum of identified societal impacts, discusses the role of SNS as a form of a (digital) semi-public space, as well as their potential for political participation and knowledge production. Section 5 analyses in more depth the privacy implications of SNS including some technical aspects and privacy-by-design concepts. The final Section 6 summarizes the key findings and draws conclusions referring to possible options to address the challenges identified.
- Leimbach, Timo; Hallinan, Dara; Bachlechner, Daniel; Weber, Arnd; Jaglo, Maggie et al. [..] (2014) Potential and Impacts of Cloud Computing Services and Social Network Websites – Options Brief. Bericht-Nr. STOA OPTIONS BRIEF No 2014-01; Science and Technology Options Assessment – European Parliamentary Research Service: Brussels; im Auftrag von: European Parliament.
Based on a STOA study by the same title published in January 2014 (epub.oeaw.ac.at/?arp=0x0031bae5)
- Leimbach, Timo; Hallinan, Dara; Bachlechner, Daniel; Weber, Arnd; Jaglo, Maggie et al. [..] (2014) Potential and Impacts of Cloud Computing Services and Social Network Websites – Study. Bericht-Nr. IP/A/STOA/FWC/2008-096/Lot4/C1/SC8; Science and Technology Options Assessment – European Parliamentary Research Service: Brussels; im Auftrag von: European Parliament.
Cloud Computing and Social Network Sites (SNS) are among the most controversially discussed developments in recent years. The opportunities of using powerful computing resources on demand via the web are considered as a possible driver for the growth of the European economy. However, there are also critics arguing that economic, social and technical risks prevail or even dismiss the potentials of Cloud Computing and SNS. This project sheds light on these aspects and analysed more specifically, the latest technological and economic developments, driving factors and barriers in Europe, the main actors and their respective interests, the impacts on citizens, business and public administrations and, a broad range of technical, economic, cultural, legal, regulatory issues and their impacts. It showed that at the moment, there is a chance to achieve multiple Cloud Computing and SNS related goals simultaneously. There are no contradictions between assuring European citizens, secure, privacy aware, legally certain and fair use of Cloud Computing and SNS and in increasing the competitiveness of European ICT industries. Moreover it is possible to exploit the potential of Cloud Computing and SNS to the benefit of both the European economy and society at large. Based on this a set of options for European policy makers grouped into four themes with in total 16 options was derived.
Make security a commodity
1. Support the development of open and secure software and hardware and encryption methods.
2. Encourage the use of checklists and security certifications.
3. Assess the economic viability of large hardware security modules.
4. Initiate a dialogue on the structure and governance of the Future Internet.
Establish privacy as a location advantage
5. Proceed with the modernization of data protection.
6. Establish the principles of security and privacy by design.
7. Support the creation of a European Data Protection Board.
8. Ensure the extraterritorial application of European data protection law.
Build a trustworthy environment for digital business and living
9. Stipulate the setting of minimum requirements for contracts.
10. Support the standardization of Acceptable Use Policies and Service Level Agreements.
11. Eliminate jurisdictional uncertainty.
12. Support the development of Cloud specific certifications.
Create an inspiring ecosystem for ICT industries
13. Encourage the creation of European market players.
14. Support standardization and interoperability.
15. Empower people across all strata of society.
16. Reconsider current broadband strategies