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Research Associate

Sebastian Hoffmann

Portrait Sebastian Hoffmann © Fabian Adelt​/​TU Dortmund

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Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund
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Postal address

Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund
Fakultät Sozialwissenschaften
Technische Universität Dortmund
Forschungsgebiet Techniksoziologie

Evinger Platz 17
D-44339 Dortmund

Curriculum Vitae

Career
  • since October 2012: Research associate at Technology Studies Group of TU Dort­mund University
  • February 2013: Master of Science in Economics at the TU Dort­mund University (Thesis topic: „Unlocking and blocking paths: Concepts for terminating socio-technical trajectories“)
  • November 2011: Bachelor of Science in Economics at the TU Dort­mund University with main focus on sociology und BWL (Thesis topic: „Untersuchung zur Akzeptanz intelligenter Technik im Auto“)
Lectures as research associate
  • seminar „Transformation research and technology assessment“ (Bachelor)
  • tutorial „Scientific Work“ (Bachelor)
  • seminar „Technology control and governance“ (Master)
  • projekt seminar (Bachelor)
  • tutorial for the lecture „Introduction to Social Studies of Technology“ (Bachelor)
Research projects
  • MoMeEnT – Modeling the socio-technical Multi-level architecture of the Energy system and its Transformation (2019–2022, funded by DFG)
  • KoRiSim – Collaborative Data and Risk Management forFuture Energy Grids –a Simulation Study (2016–2019, funded by BMBF)
  • DiscGo – Governance of the Discontinuation of Socio-Technical Systems (2012–2015, funded by DFG)
  • Acceptance of the chemical industry (2011, promoted and commissioned by the Chemie-Stiftung Sozialpartner Akademie (CSSA))
  • "Feedback and interventions for changing end-user behavior in smart grids. An application of the model of frame selection." Social Simulation Conference, Mainz im September 2019
  • "Kooperatives Informationsmanagement im Blick der TA: Eine Simulationsstudie zu Zukunftsszenarien des Stromverteilnetzes" 8. internationalen Konferenz des Netzwerks Technikfolgenabschätzung (NTA), Karlsruhe im November 2018
  • Abschlussbericht zum KoRiSim-Projekt, Statuskonferenz der Forschungsinitiative „Stromnetze“ der Bundesregierung, Berlin im November 2018
  • "Modelling the governance of transitions - a simulation experiment on urban transportation", 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Göteborg im Juni 2017
  • "Agent-based modelling of the governance of energy transitions", 7th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Wuppertal im September 2016
  • Mitgestaltung des Workshops "An introduction to agent-based modelling": European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), First Workshop of Research Area X (Networks), Essen im November 2015
  • "The discontinuation of socio-technical regimes – Transition by ‘de-construction’ of actor-networks", International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST), Brighton im August 2015
  • "The discontinuation of socio-technical regimes – Transition by ‘de-construction’ of actor-networks", European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, Athen im Juli 2015
  • "Modelling the discontinuation of the automobility regime. An integrated approach to multi-level governance", Frühjahrstagung der Sektion „Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung“, Dortmund im Juni 2015
  • "Governance of the Discontinuation of Socio-Technical Systems – Neue Konzepte und Methoden der Erforschung technischen Wandels", Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS), Trier im Oktober 2014
  • "Achieving sustainable mobility - The discontinuation of socio-technical regimes", European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, Rotterdam im Juli 2014
  • "Governing responsible discontinuation – Neue Konzepte und Methoden der sozialwissenschaftlichen TA", Internationale Konferenz NTA6-TA14, Wien im Juni 2014
  • Adelt, Fabian; Hidalgo Rodríguez, Diego I.; Hoffmann, Sebastian; Myrzik, Johanna; Weyer, Johannes (2019): Kooperatives Informations- und Risikomanagement in zukunftsfähigen Netzen - Eine Simulationsstudie (KoRiSim). Abschlussbericht. TU Dortmund: Dortmund. Online verfügbar unter https://doi.org/10.2314/KXP:1681046261.
  • Weyer, Johannes; Adelt, Fabian; Hoffmann, Sebastian (2019): Governance of Transitions. A Simulation Experiment on Urban Transportation. In: Diane Payne, Johan A. Elkink, Nial Friel, Thomas U. Grund, Tamara Hochstrasser, Pablo Lucas und Adrian Ottewill (Hg.): Social Simulation for a Digital Society, Bd. 57. Cham: Springer International Publishing (Springer Proceedings in Complexity), S. 111–120.
  • Weyer, Johannes; Adelt, Fabian; Konrad, Julius; Hoffmann, Sebastian (2018): Agentenbasierte Simulation des Risikomanagements soziotechnischer Systeme mit dem Simulator SimCo. In: Jürgen Beyerer und Petra Winzer (Hg.): Beiträge zu einer Systemtheorie Sicherheit. München: Herbert Utz Verlag (acatech DISKUSSION), S. 168–176.
  • Adelt, Fabian; Weyer, Johannes; Hoffmann, Sebastian; Ihrig, Andreas (2018): Simulation of the Governance of Complex Systems (SimCo): Basic Concepts and Experiments on Urban Transportation. In: JASSS 21 (2). DOI: 10.18564/jasss.3654.
  • Adelt, Fabian; Hoffmann, Sebastian (2017): Der Simulator „SimCo“ als Tool der TA. Experimente zur Verkehrssteuerung. In: TATuP 26 (3), S. 37–43. DOI: 10.14512/tatup.26.3.37.
  • Hidalgo Rodríguez, Diego I.; Hoffmann, Sebastian; Adelt, Fabian; Myrzik, Johanna; Weyer, Johannes (2017): A socio-technical simulation framework for collaborative management in power distribution grids. In: VDE (Hg.): Proceedings des International ETG Congress 2017. Bonn, 28-29 November 2017. Frankfurt am Main: VDE.
  • Hoffmann, Sebastian; Weyer, Johannes; Longen, Jessica (2017): Discontinuation of the automobility regime? An integrated approach to multi-level governance. In: Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 103, S. 391–408. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2017.06.016.
  • Weyer, Johannes; Hoffmann, Sebastian; Longen, Jessica  (2015): Achieving sustainable mobility. The discontinuation of the socio-technical regime of automobility Soziologisches Arbeitspapier 44/2015
  • Weyer, Johannes; Adelt, Fabian; Hoffmann, Sebastian (2015). Governance of complex systems. A multi-level model. Soziologisches Arbeitspapier (42/2015): TU Dortmund
  • Longen, Jessica; Hoffmann, Sebastian; Weyer, Johannes (2015). „Governance of Discontinuation“ als neue Perspektive der sozialwissenschaftlichen TA. In: Alexander Bogner/Michael Decker/Mahshid Sotoudeh (Hg.), Responsible Innovation. Neue Impulse für die Technikfolgenabschätzung? Baden-Baden: Nomos, 121-128.
  • Weyer, Johannes; Adelt, Fabian; Hoffmann, Sebastian (2015): Governance of socio-technical systems. A multi-level model.  Soziologisches Arbeitspapier: TU Dortmund (Nr. 42)
  • Weyer, Johannes; Longen, Jessica; Hoffmann, Sebastian (2013). Soziologische Modelle sozio-technischen Wandels. Kommentarbeitrag zu Wolfgang König. In: Erwägen Wissen Ethik 24: 601-603.
  • Weyer, Johannes; Kroniger, Jens; Hoffmann, Sebastian (2012). Technikakzeptanz in Deutschland und Europa. In: Briger Priddat/Klaus-W. West (Hg.), Die Modernität der Industrie. Marburg: Metropolis, 317-356.

Location & approach

The  Technical University of Dortmund campus is located near the Dortmund West autobahn junction, where the A45  (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the A40 (Ruhrschnellweg B1). The most convenient autobahn exits are found on the A45 in Dortmund-Eichlinghofen (closer to the south campus) and on the B1 / A40 in Dortmund-Dorstfeld (closer to the north campus). The university is signposted at both exits.

The TU Dortmund has its own S-Bahn station ("Dortmund Universität") on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund’s central station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf’s central station via "Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen". This makes the university directly accessible from the cities of Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg. Furthermore, the TU Dortmund may be reached via buslines 445, 447 and 462.
Individual timetable information for public transport is also available on the website of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association, and the Dortmund Transport Authority also offers an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU is the H-Bahn overhead monorail which connects the two campuses. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between the stops Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund Universität S. Line 2 shuttles every 5 minutes between the stops Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

To get from the Dortmund airport to the campus, we recommend taking the "Airport Express" to Dortmund's central train station (20 minutes), and then boarding the S-Bahn there.  A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometres away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.