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Judith Simon is associate postdoctoral fellow at the Institut Jean Nicod. She is also senior researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology as well as principle investigator in the project "Epistemic Trust in Socio-Technical Epistemic System". The project is funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) and based at the University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy. Further information about the project can be foundhere.

From May 2009 till May 2011 Judith has been postdoctoral fellow at the Institut Jean Nicod. Previously, she has worked at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna for four years and spent two years in technology assessment of biomedicine in Berlin. She holds a master in psychology from the Free University Berlin and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Vienna. From March till September 2008 she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and in 2010 she has been a guest researcher at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science at University of Trento as well as the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (CSIC-IIIA) in Barcelona. She is interested in the relationship between concepts of knowledge, trust and sociality in epistemology and information & communication technologies. In her PhD thesis she proposes a new socio-epistemological framework for the analysis of socio-epistemic practices in socio-technical epistemic systems that emphasizes a current blind spot in social epistemology: the role of technology.


Simon, J. (2010). Knowing Together: A Social Epistemology for Socio-Technical Epistemic Systems, Doctoral Thesis, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, Austria.

Journal Articles

Ponte, D. & Simon, J. (2011). Scholarly Communication 2.0: Exploring Researchers' Opinions on Web 2.0 for Scientific Knowledge Creation, Evaluation and Dissemination, Serials Review, 37 (3), 149-156.

Casati, R., Origgi, G., Simon, J., (2011). Micro-Credits in Scientific Publishing, Journal of Documentation, 67 (6).

Simon, J. (2010), The Entanglement of Trust and Knowledge on the Web, Ethics and Information Technology, 12, 343-355.

Origgi, G. & Simon, J. (2010): Scientific Publications 2.0. The End of the Scientific Paper?, Social Epistemology, 24 (3), 145-148.

Simon, J. (2010). A Socio-Epistemological Framework for Scientific Publishing, Social Epistemology, 24 (3), 201-218.

Pompe, S., Simon, J., Wiedemann, P. M. & Tannert, C. (2005) Future trends and challenges in pathogenomics: A foresight study. EMBO Reports, 6 (7), 600 -605.

Wiedemann, P., Simon, J., Schicktanz, S. & Tannert, C. (2004): The future of stem cell research in Germany. EMBO Reports, 5, 927-931.

Contributions in Peer-Reviewed Proceedings
Origgi, G., & Simon, J. (2010). On the Epistemic Value of Reputation: The Place of Ratings and Reputational Tools in Knowledge Organization. In C. Gnoli & F. Mazzocchi (Eds.), Advances in Knowledge Organization, Eleventh International ISKO Conference 2010: Paradigms and conceptual systems in KO (Vol. 12, pp. 417-423). Wuerzburg: Ergon.

Simon, J. (2009). MyChoice & Traffic Lights of Trustworthiness: Where Epistemology Meets Ethics in Developing Tools for Empowerment and Reflexivity. In: Bottis, Maria; Grodzinsky, Frances; Tavani, Herman; Vlamos, Panayotis (2009), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Computer Ethics: Nomiki Bibliothiki. 

Simon, J. (2008). Knowledge and Trust in Epistemology and Social Software/ Knowledge Technologies. In: Arsenault, C., & Tennis, J. T. (Eds.). (2008). Culture and identity in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Tenth International ISKO Conference (Montréal, Canada, August 5-8, 2008). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 11. Würzburg: Ergon, p. 216-221.

Simon, J. (2007). Social Epistemology and Communication: Between Calculation, Consensus and Communities. In: X. Arrazola & J.M. Larrazabal (Eds.) Proceedings of LogKCA-07 - ILCLI International Workshop on Logic and Philosophy of Knowledge, Communication and Action 2007, Donostia: The University of the Basque Country Press, p. 369-391.

Simon, J. (2007). Probing Concepts: Knowledge and Information as Boundary Objects in Interdisciplinary Discourse. In: B. Rodríguez Bravo & L. Alvite Díez (Eds.) Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity in the Organization of Scientific Knowledge. Proceedings of 8th ISKO Spain Congress. León: Universidad de León, Secretariado de Publicaciones, pp. 147-155.

Simon, J. (2006). Interdisciplinary Knowledge Creation - Using Wikis in Science. In: G. Budin, C. Swertz, and K. Mitgutsch (Eds.), Knowledge organization for a global learning society - Proceedings of the Ninth International ISKO Conference (Vienna, Austria, July 4-7, 2006). Würzburg: Ergon, pp. 123-130.

Book Chapters
Osman, N.,Sierra, C., Sabater-Mir, J., Wakeling, J. R., Simon, J., Origgi, G., & Casati, R. (2010): LiquidPublications and its Technical and Legal Challenges. In Bourcier, D. , Casanovas, P., Dulong de Rosnay, M., Maracke, C.: Intelligent Multimedia: Managing Creative Works in a Digital World, Florence: European Publishing Academic Press.

Book Reviews
Simon, J. (2006). Review of: C. S. Hermann, M. Pauen, J. Rieger & S. Schicktanz (Hrsg.):"Bewusstsein", Wilhelm Fink: Stuttgart, 2005. In: Universitas 12/2006, 1303-1308.

Simon, J. (2006). Review of: S. Ehm & S. (Hrsg.):"Körper als Maß? Biomedizinische Eingriffe und ihre Auswirkungen auf Körper- und Identitätsverständnisse", Hirzel Verlag: Stuttgart, 2006. In: Universitas 08/2006, 864-867