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European Perspectives on Security Research

  • Klaus Thoma
Conference proceedings

Part of the acatech DISKUTIERT book series (ACATECHDISK, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Klaus Thoma, Daniel Hiller
    Pages 9-11
  3. Khoen Liem, Daniel Hiller, Christoph Castex
    Pages 13-26
  4. Klaus Thoma, Daniel Hiller, Tobias Leismann, Birgit Drees
    Pages 27-43
  5. Christian Breant, Ulrich Karock
    Pages 55-65
  6. Nikolay A. Makhutov, Dmitry O. Reznikov, Vitaly P. Petrov
    Pages 91-104
  7. Klaus Thoma, Daniel Hiller, Tobias Leismann, Birgit Drees
    Pages 105-110
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 111-119

About these proceedings


Europe’s networked societies of today are shaped by a growing interconnection in almost all areas of life. The complexity of our infrastructures and the concurrent accessibility to means of destruction by terrorist groups and individual perpetrators call for innovative security solutions. However, such evolving innovations inevitably raise fundamental questions of concern in our societies. How do we balance the imperatives of securing our citizens and infrastructures on the one hand, and of protecting of our sacredly held civil liberties on the other?
The topical network ‘Safety and Security’ of acatech – the German Academy of Science and Engineering – invited experts from the science academies of various European countries to share their perspectives on security research and the aspect of safety during a two-day workshop hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut in March 2010. This publication is a compilation of contributions made during the workshop.


Europe Risk Safety Security Security Research

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Thoma
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für KurzzeitdynamikErnst-Mach-Institut, EMIFreiburgGermany

About the editors

acatech - the GERMAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - represents the interests of German sciences and technology in Germany and abroad. As a working academy, acatech supports policy makers and society with technically qualified evaluations and far-sighted recommendations.

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