Digital Futures Seminar

10.10.2019, Turku School of Economics

Digitalisation is transforming our society by creating new possibilities and disrupting existing social structures. Digital Futures, one of the profiling areas of the University of Turku, is organising a multidisciplinary seminar to discuss the impact of digitalisation on research, scientific methods, and societal change on 10 October 2019 starting at 9.30am. The theme of the seminar is “How digitalisation is changing science and society?”

​During the seminar, scientist from different fields of research engage in dialogue with representatives of various institutions to elaborate on the opportunities and challenges posed by digitalisation to science and societies. The seminar includes three parts: dialogue between researchers and practitioners in Finnish, poster session in English and workshops in English.

Register until 6 October!


Presentations and dialogue on opportunities and challenges posed by digitalization
(programme in Finnish)
9.30am-12pm, Turku School of Economics, Elovena

Opening speech by Rector
Rector Jukka Kola, University of Turku

Opening remarks on Digital Futures
Professor Anne Kovalainen, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku

Locational data reveals complex societal phenomena
Associate Professor Niina Käyhkö, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Turku
Professor Juha Oksanen, Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, National Land Survey of Finland

Impact of digitalisation to doctors’ work and medical research
Assistant Professor Pekka Taimen, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku
Professor, Chief Physician of Research Päivi Rautava,  Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, TYKS

Transparency of AI
Assistant Professor Matti Mäntymäki, Information Systems Science, University of Turku
COB Teemu Birkstedt,

What changes in law when automatic decision-making advances?
Professor Juha Lavapuro, Faculty of Law, University of Turku
Chancellor of Justice Tuomas Pöysti, The Office of Chancellor of Justice

Concluding remarks
Associate Professor Filip Ginter, Language ja Speech Technology, University of Turku

Poster session
(in English)
12-1pm, Turku School of Economics, Mercatori

During the poster session, lunch is served for registered participants.

(in English)

Research Data Management for Qualitative Studies
(registration is closed because the workshop is full)
1-4pm, Turku School of Economics, Yhdistys

Sustainability in the Algorithm Economy
Register until 9 October:
2-4 pm, Turku School of Economics, LS13