Ulrich Riehm

Dipl.-Soz. Ulrich Riehm

  • Scientific staff until 2017
  • retired
  • Research area Knowledge society and knowledge policy
  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Education and professional background

1971 - 1976, studies of sociology and pedagogics at the University of Mannheim; 1976, German university degree "Diplom". 1978, advanced vocational training in applied informatics. 1979, staff member at the computing center of John Deere (Lanz), Mannheim. 

Entry at ITAS, fields of work

Since August of 1979, member of scientific staff at Abteilung für Angewandte Systemanalyse (AFAS), which was merged into the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) in 1995. In 2005, moving from ITAS to its Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB), Berlin, and back to KIT-ITAS, Karlsruhe in 2012. Retired in November 2017.

On the internet



Completed projects (selection)

  • Specialized portal Technology Assessment (openTA)
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  • TAB project "Postal Services and Modern Information and Communication Technologies"
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  • TAB project "Electronic petitioning and modernisation of petitioning systems in Europe"
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  • TAB-monitoring "Regulations for access to the information society"
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  • TAB project "Hazards and vulnerability in modern societies - using the exampe of a large-scale outage in the electricity supply"
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  • TAB project "Public electronic petitions and civil participation"
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  • TAB project "Internet communication in and with developing countries. The example of Africa and opportunities for development co-operation"
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  • TAB project E-Commerce
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  • Opportunities and risks of the internet for the book trade - project "Online Bookselling" (POB)
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  • Non-use and use of the Internet
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  • INDICARE - The Informed Dialogue about Consumer Acceptability of DRM Solutions in Europe
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  • Electronic Payment Systems on the Internet (PEZ)
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  • TAB project Multimedia - myths, opportunities and challenges
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  • An innovative electronic form of representing results of scientific projects: the electronic book. Develpoment ot a prototype
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  • Accompanying Impact Research on Electronic Publishing of Full Texts
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Current publications

List of publications at ITAS