organized events


Co-organizer of workshop Interpreting Technology: Ricoeur on Philsophy and Ethics of Technology, Fonds Ricoeur, Paris. 3 December 2021.


Organizer of workshop Technology and Temporality, University of Vienna. 25 October 2019.

Co-organizer of workshop The Future of AI: Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues, Lorentz Center, Leiden, Netherlands. 28 January to 1 February 2019.


Co-organizer of workshop Feminist Philosophy of Technology, University of Vienna. In collaboration with Univ.-Ass. Dr. Janina Loh (PostDoc). October 2018.

Co-organizer of DREAM workshop Robots and Autism Ethics, Leicester (in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Kathleen Richardson, Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, DMU, UK). 3-4 May 2018.

Co-organizer of workshop Algorithmic Fairness, Berlin (in collaboration with Judith Simon, Universität Hamburg), March 2018.

Local organizer of conference Robophilosophy 2018: Envisioning Robots in Society, Politics, Power, and Public Space. University of Vienna, Austria (in collaboration with the Research Network for Transdisciplinary Studies in Social Robotics (TRANSOR), Aarhus University, Denmark). 14-17 February 2018.


Co-organizer of networking workshop Appropriation of Socially Interactive Systems. University of Vienna, Austria (in collaboration with Univ.-Ass. Glenda Hannibal (PraeDoc) and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michaela Pfadenhauer, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria). October 13, 2017.

Organizer of workshop Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Technology. University of Vienna, Austria (supported by my Univ.-Ass. Michael Funk (PraeDoc) and by Stefan Koller, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado, USA). March 13, 2017.


Co-organizer of the workshop Plants and Robots – New Directions in Relational Ethics. University of Vienna, Austria (in collaboration with FWF research project New Directions in Plant Ethics, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria), November 11, 2016.


Invited program director of conference ETHICOMP 2015.

Program Committee member for 2015 Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop to be held on Monday, March 2, 2015 in Portland, USA.


Coeckelbergh, M. and Wakunuma, K. presentation at SATORI workshop (European project, Stakeholders Acting Together On the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation), Ericsson, Rome, 13-14 October 2014.

Invited participant Alterity workshops in Brazil, Germany and US 2014-2015.

Program Committee member of IACAP (International Association for Computing and Philosophy) 2014 in Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-4 July 2014.

Program Committee member of IEEE Ethics Symposium in Engineering, Science and Technology, 23-24 May 2014.

Participation and talk on ‘DREAM Ethics’, Kick-off meeting FP7 DREAM project, Brussels, 20-22 May 2014.

Visit to the Centre for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago 14 April 2014.

Member of Open Innovation Hub Textiles in Twente.


Participation in ‘Wittgensteinian Approaches to Moral Philosophy’ conference, KU Leuven 20-21 September 2013.

Organization of a symposium with Prof. Philip Cafaro, UT and Saxion (with L. Van Wensveen), 17 June 2013.

Organization 3TU research day (with N. Doorn), keynote speaker Kristin Shrader-Frechette (University of Notre Dame), 10 June 2013.

Participation in Dag van de Milieufilosofie, Utrecht, 22 April 2013.

Participation in EUCogIII conference, Palma de Mallorca, 10-11 April 2013.


Participation in the First EUCogIII members conference ‘Do Robots Need Cognition? – Does Cognition Need Robots’, TU Vienna, 23-24 February 2012.


Contribution to international workshop on tele-care, University of Twente, 23 November 2011.

Co-organizer (with Aimee van Wynsberghe) of the Bridging the Robotics Gap conference, University of Twente, Enschede, 11-12 July 2011.

Co-organizer (with John Sullins) of the Information Ethics / Robot Ethics track at the IACAP 2011 conference, The Computational Turn: Past, Present, Futures?, First International Conference of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Member of the organizing committee of the Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health, Prague, 24-27 August 2011 (with Sven Ove Hansson, Deborah H. Oughton, Sabine Roeser, Kristin Shrader-Frechette and others).


Chair of the ESLA discussion group (Ethical Socio-economic and Legal Aspects) at theICT that makes the difference: The future of Ambient Intelligence and ICT for Securityconference ( Brussels (B), 22-25 November 2009), which was one of the three groups that contributed to recommendations to the European Commission (Framework Programmes).

Chair of the ‘Ethics and Technological Risk’ session at the First Annual Dutch Conference in Practical Philosophy,Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy, Doorn, The Netherlands, 2-3 October 2009.

Member scientific committee and organiser panel on ‘Robots, Cyborgs, and Artificial Life’ (with Gianmarco Veruggio and Fiorella Operto), Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) conference 2009, Twente University, 8-10 July 2009.

Speaker and invited participant in debate on fashionable technology with artists Aram Bartholl (Germany) and Sabine Seymour (New York). Organised by Rotterdams Denkcafé in collaboration with V2, Institute for the Unstable Media and Studium Generale, Rotterdam, 20 May 2009.

Invited speaker and participant in the panel discussion at the symposium ‘Freedom’ organised by JOVD, Media Art Café Berlijn, Enschede, 4 April 2009 [persbericht].

Report on the workshop ‘Ethiek en ethische toetsing’ which was part of the symposium ‘The art of ethics: Over ethici en ethische expertise’, NVBe-jubileum symposium, 27 januari 2009 (see also publications).


Chair-commentator at the Society for Applied Philosophy International Congress 2005, St Anne’s College Oxford (UK), 1-3 July 2005.


contribution to the organisation of, and reporting on, the workshop Risk Perception and Assessment in Design, Bristol University (UK), 1-2 March 2002.