The conference Science - Peace - Security '23 will take place from September 20 to 22, 2023 at the Technical University of Darmstadt. It is dedicated to the transformation of technologies, their role in wars and conflicts, and questions of arms control. On September 21, a public dialogue panel will invite civil society organizations in particular to promote exchange between research and practice. The general public is also invited to this event. The English-language conference is organized by TraCe, a Hessian BMBF research network on transformations of political violence, by the DFG Collaborative Research Center CROSSING and by the research network Natural Science, Disarmament and International Security FONAS.
Technological transformations in armed wars and conflicts
Around 100 participants are expected to attend the three-day scientific conference to discuss current and future challenges in the field of technical peace and conflict research in around 40 lectures, workshops, discussion rounds and panels. Artificial intelligence, unmanned weapons systems, missile and space technologies, (nuclear) arms control, regulation of biological and chemical weapons, information technologies for the surveillance and repression of civilians, (civilian) critical infrastructures, digital peacebuilding, human-machine interaction, dual-use and cyber-attacks as well as corresponding technology and security policies: the spectrum of the programme is broad and reflects overall societal discourses in the light of a changing global security landscape.