Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Keil

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Keil

Reinhard Keil is professor in the research group Contextual informatics.

Heinz Nixdorf Institut
Universität Paderborn
Fürstenallee 11
33102 Paderborn
telephone:+49 5251 60-6411
facsimile:+49 5251 60-6414

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Keil is professor for Computers and Society at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn. He obtained his doctorate degree (Software-Engineering) und the venia legendi (Habilitation) for Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin. From 1990 until 1991 he was research fellow with Prof. Ben Shneiderman at the University of Maryland, College Park.

He was a founding member (1985) and chairman (1993-2003) of the board of directors of the German „Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility” (FIfF). He has been appointed expert advisor and consultant by several state and federal ministries in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway and acts as a reviewer for the European Commission. He acted as a guest member of the advisory council on “Multimedia in Academic Teaching” of the German Science Council, and was an appointed member of advisory councils for several national and international research institutions.

His work comprises more than 170 publications. He is editor of 15 books and joint editor of of the journal „Erwägen Wissen Ethik“ (Deliberation Knowledge Ethics). He received several awards: Scientific Medal of Buenos Aires (1986), research award “Software-Ergonomie” of GI, Zürich (1991), honor ward of the “Hypo Tyrol Bank des MeDiDaPrix”, Innsbruck (2000), Computerworld Honors Program Laureate, San Francisco (2002), finalist of the “Mediendidaktischer Hochschulpreis”, Hamburg (2008).

Research interests: eLearning, CSCW/L, design of digital media, distributed, co-active knowledge organisation.