This conference aims to look deeply into the inevitable changes of security issues. The traditional way we experience our existence in the world faces new challenges. The situation may feel obscure, fuzzy and even weird or frightening. Thus, it will increase and change the quality and quantity of security we demand from our communities. At the same time, awareness of the ways of interacting with the world is gradually slipping away from our own control. To decrease the feeling and, further on, the realization of insecurity, the foreseen changes and the states of the futures shall be brought closer to our everyday by introducing novel and innovative ideas of making the future more feasible. Novel thinking and solutions are required to fulfil the human need to feel secure and to build more reasonable security solutions for futures’ world.
The methods of futures studies include tools for describing possible, probable and desirable variations of the present and drafting possible images of the future. By looking at the variety of different possibilities, we can come closer to shaping the future – rather than predicting it. Futures studies offer valuable tools to understand and shape future security in our societies.
Papers representing original and unpublished research results on the themes of the conference were solicited. The deadline for submitting abstracts was February 28, 2010.
Conference Full Papers
The deadline for submitting the full papers is May 2, 2010 at the very latest. Please, submit the paper via e-mail to address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject of the email should be “Conference 2010 full paper”.
The submitted papers will be reviewed and writers will receive the review feedback by May 21, 2010. The writers have then a possibility to revise the paper based on the feedback. We expect to receive the revised full papers by June 13, 2010. The full papers will be published in the proceedings in electronic format during the summer/fall 2010.
Please write the full paper with the MS Word template provided (.doc or .rtf format). The Manuscript should not exceed more than 10 pages (and size 1000 kb) including figures, tables, and references. The papers that do not follow the template format will not be reviewed or published. The presenting authors will receive additional instructions of the oral presentation during the spring.
The conference language for all papers and presentations is English.