The collaborative research Network INTERSECT aims to develop a cross-European structure for advancing the knowledge on the many facets of the interplays between technological developments, security practices, and societal changes in Europe. It provides an open forum in which established and early career academics working on related issues meet and develop research ideas while engaging with civil society. As technological developments challenge common perceptions of space and time, they impact the way security is practiced and open up a myriad of questions about the values that sustain our societies and the principles that govern them. INTERSECT contributes to public and academic debates around topics such as surveillance, public-private relations and hybrid rule, cybersecurity, use of drones and artificial intelligence, data retention, or suspect profiling.
For the upcoming 48th UACES Conference (University of Bath, 2-5 September 2018), INTERSECT is interested in submitting up to three panels that address any of these specific topics, or that problematise the relation between security and technology in Europe more broadly. Theoretical debates around these topics are particularly welcome.