Interdisciplinary College

Interdisciplinary College 2024
Resilience, Robustness, Responsibility
March 1st to March 8th 2024

IK 2024 – Resilience, Robustness, Responsibility

The focus theme for the 2024 Interdisciplinary College will be “Resilience, Robustness, Responsibility.” This year’s IK courses and discussions will address scientific questions regarding complex systems from the ecological to the social and technological, and their ability to persist, adapt, and transform in the face of internal or external change. Example topics include socio-ecological systems facing climate change, humans undergoing personal crises, societies dealing with our rapidly changing world, and technological systems for ever-evolving environments. By including “responsibility”, we hope to engage in questions regarding individual and collective responsibilities that arise from these changes and resulting challenges.

We are looking forward to a number of exciting talks from our four topic areas: Environment and Climate Change, Health and Well-Being, The Individual in Society, and AI and Beyond.

Scientific Chairs

  • Simon Büchner, University College Freiburg
  • Jennifer Fewell, Arizona State University
  • Felix Schmitt, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Logo artist: Kayson Fahar

The IK is hosted by the Artificial Intelligence Section of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Informatics Society)

Logo of the Artificial Intelligence Section of the German Informatics Society

Supporting Institutions

We are proud to be supported by the Volkswagen Foundation.

Logo Volkswagen Foundation

We are also grateful for additional support by the German Society for Cognitive Science.

Logo of the German Society for Cognitive Science (GK)