boards, networks, memberships and other

Last modified May 7th, 2020 by hofkirchner

(data referring to the time before 1990 are not complete due to reports not available, since in september 1990 the Austrian Academy of Sciences provoked a preliminary investigation by public prosecution taking recourse to the intelligence service of the ministry of the interior (Staatspolizeilicher Dienst) and locked out all employees of the Institute for Socio-Economic Development Research and Technology Assessment by means of police force – a measure that, finally, proved unjustified)


Director, GSIS. The Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society, Vienna, 2019– (

Beirat, FIfF (Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung e.V.), Bremen, 2018–

Chair, IS4SI Special Interest Group (SIG) “Emergent Systems, Information and Society” (co-extensive with Arbeitskreis “Emergente Systeme, Information und Gesellschaft”, Leibniz-Sozietät; formerly also co-extensive with Research Group, BCSSS), 2015– [co-chairs Hans-Jörg Kreowski and Rainer E. Zimmermann]

Leitung, Arbeitskreis Information Studies, OCG, Vienna, 2011–2016

Founding President, International Society for the Study of Information (IS4SI) (formerly: International Society for Information Studies – ISIS), Vienna, 2011– (; Vice-President for Funds, 2011–2013; President, 2013–2015; Vice-President for Funds, 2015–2019

International Consultant Committee and Academic Committee, Xian Jiaotong University International Center for Philosophy of Information, Xian, China, 2010–

Austrian Computer Society (OCG), Vienna, –2015

European Scientific Committee on Organisational Learning

Deputy Head, Institut für Design Science, München (, 2007–

Board of Advisors, Herbert C. Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation (formerly: Institute for Integrative Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding – IICP), Vienna (

Board of Directors and Chair, Science Advisory Committee, Science of Information Institute, Washington (

Scientific Advisory Board, Integral Science Institute

President, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Vienna (, 2004–2018

Head, Unified Theory of Information Research Group (Association for the Advancement of Information Sciences), Vienna (, 2003–2019 (then GSIS)

Advisory Board, International Symmetry Association (ISA), Budapest

Scientific Society: Dynamics–Complexity–Human Systems, Vienna, –2011

Scientific Board, Zentrum für Marxistische Friedensforschung in Frankfurt, –1990


co-coordinator, ICTs-and-Society Network (, 2008–

member, board, Foundations of Information Science

memberships (temporary)

Classical Ethics in Information & Communication Technologies, Committee, The Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems, IEEE

Österreichischer Ingenieur- und Architekten-Verein

Change the Game Initiative, Salzburg

Centre for the Critical Study of Global Power and Politics, Trent University

International Society for Biosemiotic Studies (ISBS)

International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP)

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

Ernst-Bloch-Gesellschaft, Ludwigshafen

Ernst-Bloch-Assoziation (EBA), Nürnberg

Research Committee RC 51 “Sociocybernetics”, International Sociological Association (ISA)

International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE)

International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)

International Hegel-Marx Society for Dialectical Thought, Urbino

Interdisziplinäre Studiengruppe “Verwundbarkeit der Industriellen Zivilisation und Sicherheitspolitik”, Hamburg, –1990


Auditor, International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), 2010–2018