Today’s international security environment is marked by the demise of the classical arms control architecture, the return of great power politics, and eroding trust among states. New developments in military and dual use technology as well as weapon modernization programs add complexity to any effort towards peace and security. This interdisciplinary conference examines the impacts of new technologies. It seeks concepts on how a more resilient security environment can be achieved through scientific contributions and policy measures towards crisis resolution, risk assessments, confidence-building, and arms limitations. Nuclear, biological, chemical and space threats as well as developments in information technology such as cyber or artificial intelligence issues, and any other relevant technical fields will be examined.
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together international peace and security experts with both scientific-technical as well as policy perspectives. It will cover topics ranging from nuclear disarmament, or conventional, biological and chemical weapons to cyberweapons and emerging technologies. We invite researchers and practitioners to contribute to this conference.