Robert Bichler

Robert Bichler

Research Foci:

:: ICTs and Sustainable Development

:: Medialisation and Mediatisation of Societies

:: Interpersonal Communication

:: Ethics in the Information Society

:: Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Social Research Methods


Other Research Interests:

Critical Theory, Post-structuralism, Cyberprotest, Social Informatics, Social Movements, Cyberwar


Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:


Bichler, Robert M./Bradley, Gunilla/Hofkirchner, Wolfgang (2010): Editorial Comment. Sustainable Development and ICTs. In: Information, Communication & Society. Vol. 13, No. 1. [in Druck]

Bichler, Robert M. (2009): Some Thoughts on Tourism in Lao PDR: Communist Ideology and Touristic Reality. In: tripleC. Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 123-124.

Fuchs, Christian/Bichler, Robert M./Raffl, Celina (2009): Cyberethics and Co-operation in the Information Society. Science and Engineering Ethics. DOI 10.1007/s11948-009-9138-1


Bichler, Robert M. (2008): Southern Africa and the Digital Divide: A Malawian Case Study. In: The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society. Vol. 4, No. 6. pp. 41-50


Bichler, Robert M. (2008): The dawn of the information age in least developed countries (LDCs): lessons learned from four case studies. In: tripleC. Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 77-87


Bichler, Robert M./Fuchs, Christian/Raffl, Celina (2008). Perspectives of Cyberethics in the Information Society. In: Billias, Nancy/Curry, Agnes B. (Eds.) (2008). Framing Evil. Portraits of Terror & the Imagination. Interdisciplinary-Press. Oxford. pp. 153 – 162


Bichler, Robert M. (2008): Information and Communication Technologies in the Republic of Malawi: an Assessment of Progress and Challenges Ahead. In: Bada, Abiodun O./Musa, Philip (Eds.): Proceedings of the IFIP WG 9.4-University of Pretoria Joint Workshop. Towards an ICT Research Agenda for African Development. International Federation for Information Processing. Pretoria. pp. 189-202


Bichler, Robert M. (2007): Information and Communication Technologies for Least Developed Countries (ICTs4LDCs): Exemplified in the Republic of Yemen. In: The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 349-360


Hofkirchner, Wolfgang/Tscheligi, Manfred/Bichler, Robert M./Reitberger, Wolfgang (2007): Ambient Persuasion for the Good Society. In: International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE). Vol. 8. pp. 42-46


Raffl, Celina/Bichler, Robert M. (2007): Vom Sozialen in den Virtuellen Raum. Ernst Blochs 'Konkrete Utopie' im Cyberspace?. In: Zeilinger, Doris [Hg.]: Raumkonstruktion und Raumerfahrung. Jahrbuch 2007 der Ernst-Bloch-Assoziation, VorSchein Nr. 29. Antogo Verlag. Nürnberg. S. 107-128.


Fuchs, Christian/Blachfellner, Stefan/Bichler, Robert M. (2007): The Urgent Need for Change: Rethinking Knowledge and Management. In: Stary, Christian/Barachini, Franz/Hawamdeh, Suliman (Eds.): Knowledge Management: Innovation, Technology and Cultures. Series on Innovation and Knowledge Management - Vol. 6. Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Knowledge Management. World Scientific. New Jersey/London/Singapore. pp. 293-307


Bichler, Robert M./Schmiderer, Harald (2007): Theorizing tourism: Bridging the virtual-real-dichotomy. In: Harris, Candice/van Hal, Marlies (Eds.): Book of Papers: The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Promoting an Academy of Hope? Proceedings of the Second International Critical Tourism Studies (CTS) Conference. Split. pp. 332-337


Reitberger, Wolfgang/Bichler, Robert M./Ploderer, Bernd (2006): Is Ambient Intelligence doomed to fail? Design Guidelines for bridging the Digital Divide in the Ambient Intelligence Society. In: Guerrero-Bote, Vicente P. (Ed.) (2006). Current Research in Information Sciences and Technologies. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Global Information Systems (Volume 2). Open Institute of Knowledge. Badajoz. pp. 132-136.