Carsten Orwat

Dr. Carsten Orwat

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe


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Fields of work

  • Technology assessment, technology policy, governance


  • Ab 2024: Project “Systemic risks of artificial intelligence
  • Since 2019: Project “Governance von und durch Algorithmen
  • 2018: Project “Risks of discrimination by algorithms
  • Since 2015: Project “Assessing Big Data (ABIDA)
  • Since 2011: Project “Systemic risks in energy infrastructures
  • Since 2008: Software as institution
  • 2006 - 2008: Project “PerCoMed - Pervasive Computing in der vernetzten medizinischen Versorgung” (Pervasive Computing in Networked Medical Care)
  • 2006: Project “Recasting of Copyright and Related Rights for the Knowledge Economy” (subcontract), project co-ordinated by Institute of Information Law, University of Amsterdam on behalf of the European Commission
  • 2004 - 2006: Project coordination of “INDICARE - The Informed Dialogue about Consumer Acceptability of DRM Solutions in Europe”, Project funded by the European Commission, DG Information Society, eContent Programme
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  • 2004 - 2005: Project coordination of “Socio-Economic Challenges of Grid Computing
  • 2002 - 2005: Project “FISTERA - Thematic Network on Foresight on Information Society Technologies in the European Research Area”, Competitive Action under the European FP V IST programme, coordinated by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technology Studies
  • 2003: Project “Mapping the European Knowledge Base of Socio-Economic Impact Studies of Information Society Technologies” (EKB-SEIS)
  • 2001 - 2002: Project “Electronic Commerce” of the Office for Technology Assessment of the German Parliament (TAB) in cooperation with ITAS
  • 2000 - 2001: Project “Online Bookselling

Professional background

Studies of economics at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. Doctorate at the department of economics, university of Jena. Since 2000, senior scientist at ITAS. Several research projects dealing with technology assessment and innovation research, in particular on information and communication technologies.

Selected publications

Orwat, C.
Risks of Discrimination through the Use of Algorithms. A study compiled with a grant from the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA). Berlin: FADA, 2020

Orwat, C.; Bless, R.
Values and networks - steps toward exploring their relationships. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review 46(2016)2, S. 25-31

Orwat, C.; Raabe, O.; Buchmann, E.; Anandasivam, A.; Freytag, J.; Helberger, N.; Ishii, K.; Lutterbeck, B.; Neumann, D.; Otter, Th.; Pallas, F.; Reussner, R.; Sester, P.; Weber, K.; Werle, R.
Software als Institution und ihre Gestaltbarkeit. Informatik-Spektrum 33(2010)6, S. 626-633

Orwat, C.; Rashid, A.; Holtmann, C.; Wölk, M.; Scheermesser, M.; Kosow, H.; Graefe, A.
Adopting pervasive computing for routine use in healthcare. IEEE Pervasive Computing 9(2010)2, S. 64-71
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Orwat, C.; Graefe, A.; Faulwasser, T.
Towards pervasive computing in health care - a literature review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 8(2008), S. 1-46, DOI:10.1186/1472-6947-8-26
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Recent publications

Book Chapters
Orwat, C.; Bareis, J.; Folberth, A.; Jahnel, J.; Wadephul, C.
Risikoregulierung von künstlicher Intelligenz und automatisierten Entscheidungen
2022. Künstliche Intelligenz - Ethik und Recht. Hrsg. von Thomas Hoeren, Stefan Pinelli, 255–287, Verlag C.H.Beck