1st Doctoral Conference 2011 of the PhD Programme on Technology

1st Doctoral Conference 2011 of the PhD Programme on Technology Assessment 

The Conference is part of the PhD programme on Technology Assessment (TA), and will take place on June 9th at the Library Auditorium FCT/UNL with several speakers and with the presentation thesis plans by the PhD students that are already in their  2nd year of research.

We draw your attention to the confirmed attendance of Prof. Armin Grunwald, director of ITAS-Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and international expert in the field of Technology Assessment, of Dr. Daniel Cadet, R&D responsible at Alstom , of Dr. Diego Compagna from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Prof. João Caraça (F. C. Gulbenkian) and of several other experts.

Programme of the 1st Doctoral Conference on TA

8:30h  -  9:00h  -  Reception
9:00h  -  9:10h  -  Fernando Santana (Dean of FCT-UNL): Welcome adress
9:10h  -  9:20h  -  António Brandão Moniz (Coordinator of the PhD Programme on Technology Assessment): Introduction to technology assessment in Portugal)

Panel 1 – Technology Assessment Policies

Moderator: João Caraça (ISEG-UTL, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)

9:20h   -   9:50h - Speaker: Armin Grunwald (ITAS-KIT): Responsible Innovation - a challenge to Technology Assessment
9:50h  -  10:10h - Discussão
10:10h - 10:30h - Coffee-break
10:30h - 10:50h - Nuno Boavida: Decision making processes based on innovation indicators: which implications for technology assessment? 
10:50h - 11:10h - Bernardina Gonçalves: Institutionalisation of regional parliamentary TA: the case of Madeira
11:10h  - 11:30h - Nina Amelung (Technical University of Berlin)Professionalization in Participation. The Case Study of Citizen Panels
11:30h  - 12:00h - Discussion

12:00h - 13:30h - Lunch at Restaurante C@mpus.come (Edifício da Cantina)

Panel 2 - Technology Assessment on Railway Systems

Moderador: Rosário Macário (IST-UTL)*

13:45h - 14:15h - Speaker: Seabra Pereira (IST-UTL) Future trends in rail technology
14:15h – 14:30h - Discussion
14:30h - 14:50h - Daniel L. Cadet (Alstom) The Railway Industry in 20 years
14:50h - 15:10h - Susana Moretto: Technology transfer pattern in the rail industry: where does it stand technology assessment? - The case of the high-speed train
15:10h – 15:30h - Discussion

15:30h - 15:45h - Coffee break

Panel 3 - Health Technology Assessment

Moderator: Ana Escoval  (ENSP-UNL)*

15:45h - 16:15h - Speaker: Mario Forjaz Secca (FCT-UNL) *
16:15h - 16:30h - Discussion
16:30h - 16:50h - Maria João Maia: Technology Governance in Radiology
16:50h - 17:10h - Jorge Moura: Avaliação de Tecnologia na Qualidade de Imagem por Ressonância Magnética
17:10h - 17:30h - Diego Compagna (University of Duisburg-Essen):User Expertise in Participatory Methods: Shaping and/or Improving Innovations?
17:30h - 18:00h - Discussion

18:00h – 18:20h - Closing- Maria Paula Diogo (President of the Department of Applied Social Sciences FCT-UNL) and António Brandão Moniz (Coordinator of the PhD in Technology Assessment FCT-UNL)

20:00h - Dinner by the sea/river Tagus

Date: 9th of June 2011, Thursday
Conference site: Library Auditorium at FCT-UNL
Free of charge. Please confirm your participation by e-mail:taconference2011@gmail.com indicating the name, institution and e-mail of the participant.
How to get to FCT-UNL: Get a Táxi from the airport. Other options can be found here: http://www.fct.unl.pt/en/node/12
How to get to the Library: http://www.fct.unl.pt/en/node/6

* - To be confirmed