18 May
Conference opens in at 2:00pm. Evening reception by TMS at the theater "Salz & Pfeffer" with a stage presentation by meinhardt kraus feigl.

19 May
Full-day regular conference program at Findelgasse. Conference dinner at the Museum for Industrial Culture.

20 May
Regular conference program at Findelgasse. Conference closes in the afternoon.


An online version of the program with download options for abstracts and full papers (where available) can be found online here.

For a pdf-version of the conference schedule, please click here. For a pdf-version of the presentation abstracts, please click here.


Rafaela Hillerbrand

Professor for Philosophy of Science and Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
"Technology and Human Wellbeing. Towards a Value Sensitive Design of the Energiewende (German Energy turn)"

Andy Neely

Head of the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
"Grand Challenges in Industrial Engineering: Perspectives on Today and Tomorrow"

Alfred Nordmann

Professor of Philosophy and History of Science and Technoscience, Darmstadt Technical University
"Working Knowledge"

Pre-Conference Event

Industry Jam

Interactive session with industry representatives on current issues in practice and their treatment from a philosophical perspective. The Industry Jam will take place at JOSEPHS on Wednesday from 10:30am to approx. 12:30pm.

Early Arrival Offerings

A Philosopher of Technology's Walk through Ancient Nuremberg

Guided tour with Albrecht Fritzsche through Nuremberg that connects some of the conference themes to the history of the city. If the weather permits it, this tour will take place on Tuesday 17 May at 6:00pm. Meeting poinz is Jakobsplatz, right next to the subway station "Weißer Turm.

Informal Get-Together for Early Arrivals

The conference participants will have a chance to meet in the evening before the conference in the Restaurant "Zum Spießgesellen" in the old city hall building at Rathausplatz 4, Nürnberg. Food and drinks are not included in the conference fee. We will meet after the tour at around 8pm.

Please indicate whether you want to participate in the pre-conference and early arrival events during registration.