International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

International Conference "Security, Ethics, and Justice: Towards a More Inclusive Security Design"

June 21-23, 2012, Tübingen (Germany)

In June 2012 the research project "KRETA" organised the international conference "Security, Ethics, and Justice: Towards a More Inclusive Security Design." An overview of the talks and the slides of the presentations can be found below.

Friday June 22nd

Martin Endreß / Benjamin Rampp (Universität Trier): Types of security and modes of trust Security at the airport

Security at the airport

Torsten May (IPHT Jena): Body scanner technologies - a review
Matthias Leese (Universität Tübingen) Re-setting the valve? How body scanners (don't) transform the airport security checkpoint

Technology at the Airport

Peter Adey (Keele University, UK): Security atmospheres: mobility, excess, affect
Rocco Bellanova / Gloria González Fuster (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium): On the politics of disappearance: the body scanner setting
Jutta Weber (Universität Paderborn): Calibrating the other? On categories, standards and security technologies as infrastructures


Tom Sorell (University of Birmingham,UK): “Proportionality” in preventive counter-terrorism
John Guelke (University of Birmingham, UK): Privacy in public places and counter-terrorism investigations
Katerina Hadjimatheou (University of Birmingham, UK): Profiling in Counter-terrorism


Michael Nagenborg (Universität Tübingen) Spheres of Justice revisited: “Security” as a social good
Andreas F. X. Wolkenstein (Universität Tübingen): Dignity and its role in security ethics. A contractualist approach
Kevin Macnish (University of Leeds, UK): The ethics of automating threat assessment
Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University, Denmark): Security and freedom: Concerns to be weighed against one another?

Social acceptance and psychological effects

Andrew A. Adams / Kiyoshi Murata / Yohko Orito (Meiji University, Japan): Social acceptance of CCTV in Japan
Magdalena Schuler / Larissa Wolkenstein (Universität Tübingen): Do body scanners affect our minds? Possible changes in body image and affective state
Aisling T. O’Donnell (University of Limerick): Surveillance and social identity: Privacy perceptions and the potential for division

Saturday June 23nd


Jan Wehrheim (Universität Hamburg): CCTV and Biometrics: Technologies of discrimination and social exclusion?
Alan Roulstone (Northumbria University, UK): Disabled people, security systems and the struggle to reclaim the enabling in “enabling technologies”
Maria Bottis (Ionian University, Greece): What is a human body? Images and reflections of the human body concept in law and beyond and their connection to the body scanners debate

More Technologies

Mark Coeckelbergh (University of Twente, Netherlands): Security, information technology, and health care: What kind of vulnerability do we want?
Dara Hallinan / Philip Schütz (Fraunhofer Institut Karlsruhe): Neurodata and surveillance: data protection aspects need to be considered
Leon Hempel / Lars Ostermeier / Dagny Vedder (Technische Universität Berlin): SIAM – towards a multi-dimensional security technology assessment


Katrin Grüber (Institut Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft, Berlin): Disability mainstreaming in security design
Heidi Schäfer (Universität Tübingen): Exclusive Security. On the discriminatory potential of security technologies

The Society for Applied Philosophy kindly supported this conference.