The Global Security can be defined as “the capacity to assume a sufficient level of prevention and protection for a given society and their members, against risks and threats, whatever they are, wherever they come from, in conditions that can avoid disruption of life and collective and individual activities” (National Institute of High Studies in Security and Justice – France 2003).
This global approach of security for people and assets in a space of freedom and justice is the main guideline of the European strategy for security (2003). The security part of the European research program (FP7, 2007-2013) has funded more than 180 projects. In France, the CSOSG program of the National Research Agency (ANR) has selected about 70 projects between 2006 and 2011. Since 2009, an agreement with its German counterpart, the “Research for Civil Security” program of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) has enabled to co-fund FR/DE projects (e.g. 10 projects in 2011, concerning 70 actors).
The previous editions of the WISG (2007 to 2012) have shown out the relevance of the workshop, regarding the variety and consistency of the addressed subjects and as well of the participants as well (institutional, academic, industrial). The regular and high level of participation since 2008 (~350 attendee each year) confirms that the WISG meets a real need and that this annual event is now relevant.
According to the framework agreement with the BMBF, the 7th edition invited the German community, with the aim to foster new future project consortiums before the next FP8-Security Program (2014-2020). Moreover, the scientific impact of the WISG was strengthened this year by the opportunity for the best contributions to be published in extended version in a book that will be edited after the WISG 2013.
Moreover, in addition to the regular poster session, a poster dedicated to industrial was scheduled in the second day of the workshop.
Finally, as the previous versions, the 2013 edition was also an opportunity to present (oral or poster) the projects selected by the CSOSG program between 2008 and 2012.
The 7th edition of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Global Security was held on the 22nd and 23rd January 2013.
Around 300 persons have participated, either from company or academic institutions. More than 40 projects were presented.
The program of this event was structured around two roundtables on Resilience and Social Media.
Two guest speakers were also invited:
Proceedings of the Symposium are now available on this website. They include papers selected by the WISG Scientific Committee (oral presentations and posters) and papers of projects funded by the ANR program "CSOSG" from the 2008 edition to the 2012 one.
In addition, WISG oral presentations are now available for consultation.