Herzlich Willkommen beim Internationalen Institut für Sozio-Informatik

The International Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI) was founded to investigate into the design of computer applications in support of social systems, with particular consideration on ethical, legal and social aspects. An interdisciplinary group of researchers, who have built up expertise in the areas of user-centered technology development, participation research and ELSI over many decades, conducts research on issues at the intersection of computer science, sociology, psychology, education and economics.

The institute is mainly focused on the following topics:

  • User-centered technology development,
  • networked learning and knowledge management,
  • Ethical, legal and social aspects of technology design,
  • computer-aided group work,
  • integrated organisational and technical development,
  • electronic democracy and
  • Human-machine interaction.

In 2019, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Bonnie Nardi.

In 2018, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Dave Randall.

In 2017, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Mark Ackerman.

In 2015, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Susanne Bødker and Christian Heath.

In 2013, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Liam Bannon and Kjeld Schmidt.

In 2011, the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Prof. Dr. Christiane Floyd.

Dissertation Award 2015

In 2015, the Dissertation Award was conferred on Dr.-Ing. Matthias Heinrich for his dissertation: “Enriching Web Applications Efficiently with Real-Time Collaboration Capabilities” more

International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI)

Since 2004, the Internationalen Institute for Socio-Informatics (IISI) is publishing a series of research reports. It is edited by Prof. Dr. Volkmar Pipek and Dr. Markus Rohde and covers research topics from Information Sciences, Human-Computer-Interaction and Computers and Society. It is published on an irregular basis, but at least two times per year. The publication language is usually English. Please find details under more.

International Conferences on Communities and Technologies (C&T)

The International Institute for Socio Informatics coordinates the conference series „Communities and Technologies (C&T)“. more

International Symposia on End-User Development (IS-EUD)

The International Institute for Socio Informatics coordinates the conference series „International Symposium on End-User Development (IS EUD)“. more

EUSSET-IISI Lifetime Achievement Award

The EUSSET-IISI Lifetime Achievement Award is given to scientist for outstanding contributions concerning the reorientation of informatics referring the design of social embedded systems. This award appreciates the lifework of scientists, is presented by an international jury and is the highest endowed award in the world of socio-informatics with a prize money of 5,000 €uros. The winners of the award become an honorary member of EUSSET – The European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies. more