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Thursday, June 8, 2023




Welcome remarks
Asst. Prof. Dr. Dr. Lutz Peschke, Coordinator PandeVITA
Prof. Dr. Bülent Çaplı, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Bilkent University
Prof. Dr. Kürşat Aydoğan, Rector of Bilkent University


Assoc. Prof. Dr. David Campbell, University of Vienna, Austria, University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria
"Disciplinary and Transdisciplinary, Scientific and Artistic Research in Knowledge Economy and The Knowledge Democracy: Innovation Trends in Higher Education and the Economy."


Coffee break


Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal, President TÜBITAK


Panel 1: Quintuple Helix Collaborations and Interactions in Pandemic times
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Frans Folkvord, Tilburg University/The Netherlands, PredictBy, Barcelona/Spain
"Adoption and Usage of the COVID Tracing Apps (CTA)"

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emel Özdora-Akşak, Bilkent University, Department of Communication and Design
"Managing Pandemic Communication Online: Turkish Ministry of Health’s Digital Communication Strategies during COVID-19"

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ayşenur Dal, Bilkent University, Department of Communication and Design
"Social-Psychology of Vaccine Intentions: The Mediating Role of Institutional Trust in the Fight Against Covid-19"

Prof. Dr. Nildağ Başak Ceylan/Prof. Dr. Ayhan Kapusuzoğlu, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University
"The Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Economic Growth under the Women’s Labour Force Perspective"


Lunch break


Andreas Treske
"When Science Meets Art: 25 Years COMD"


Martin Thau, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, Munich/Germany
"Science | Art"


Coffee break


Panel 2: When Art and Humanities Meet Science
Dr. Efe Alpay, Bilkent University, Department of Graphic Design
"Physicalizing Memories: Mnemonic Artifacts, Sustainability and Wellbeing"

Yasemin Gümüş Ağca, Bilkent University, Department of Graphic Design
"Can Art Cure? Artistic Representations of Pandemics in the History of Europe"

Wickham Flannagan, Bilkent University, Department of Communication and Design
"Behold the MASK Theme Teaching Project"

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thomas Zimmermann, Bilkent University, Department of Archaeolgy
"COVID-19’s Distant Cousins – The Deep History of Pandemics and Contagious Diseases"

16:00-19:00 Walk of Art: End of Year Exhibition of COMD
20:00 Social event: Red Carpet Event, best COMD movies of the year
Location: Beer Garden, Üniversiteler, Üniversiteler Mahallesi Bilkent 1 Çamlık Sitesi, Flamingo Cd. No:142, 06800 Çankaya/Ankara


Friday, June 9, 2023


Prof. Dr. Figen Çizmeci Şenel, President of Turkish Healthcare Quality, Accreditation Institute and Member of the Ministry of Health COVID 19 Scientific Board in Turkiye
"Covid 19 pandemic on the healthcare research ecosystem"


Panel 3: Digitality in Pandemic communication processes

Alba M. Gallego Montejo, Life Supporting Technologies (LST), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
"PandeVITA Dashboard: A Web-based Tool to Empower Quadruple Helix Collaboration and Knowledge Transfer in Pandemic Crisis"

Dr. Sotiris Gyftopoulos, EAMBES, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
"A Twitter-based Analysis of the Interaction Between the Public and the Pharmaceutical Companies"

Anni Karinsalo, VTT Technical Research Centre, Espoo/Finland
"A Mobile Application Enabling Pandemic Education and Tracking: A Zero-Trust Evaluation"

Irmak Dündar, Bilkent University, Department of Communication and Design
"Opinion or Knowledge? A Study on Distinguishing Health-Related Information in Turkish Social Media Posts During COVID-19 Pandemic"


Coffee break


Panel 4: Pandemic times from legal perspectives

Hikmet Kanık, Turkish Supreme Court Member of 3rd Chamber
“The Evaluation of Covid Pandemic in Terms of Lease Contracts in the Judiciary Practice”

Prof. Dr. Onur Polat, Ankara University School of Medicine Department Of Emergency Medicine
“COVID-19 and Emergency Healthcare Management In the COVID-19 pandemic”

Begüm Feyzioğlu, Ministry of Health of Türkiye
“The Protection of Health Data During the Pandemic Process”

Prof. Dr. Seldağ Güneş Peschke/ Dr. Yasin Aydoğdu
“The Digitalization of Legal Practice During the Pandemic”


Closing remarks


Lunch break


Excursion to the Museum of Anatolian Civilisation
Guided tour with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thomas Zimmermann


Red Carpet Event: Presentation of the best COMD Movies of the Years
Location: TBA