Friday, 26 January 2018

Panel discussion \ Theory and Practice of the Digital Strategy of the German Armed Forces

On 26 January 2018, the journal Wissenschaft und Frieden (W&F) and BICC organized the panel discussion “Ambivalences between attack and defence in the era of ‘cyber wars’ – Theory and practice of the digital strategy of the German Armed Forces” (in German).

Photo: Kai Stachowiak,

The panel with prominent discussants addressed different aspects of the military engagement in cyber and information space and its effects. Discussants were:

·         Professor Dr Hans-Jörg Kreowski, University of Bremen and Chair of the Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung - FIfF,

·         Major General Michael Vetter, Deputy Inspector and Chief of Staff Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum (CIR),

·         Professor Dr Matthew Smith, University of Bonn and Fraunhofer Institut für Kommunikation, Informationsverarbeitung und Ergonomie (FKIE Wachtberg),

·         Moderator: Professor Dr Hartwig Hummel, Member of the Board of W&F, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK).


Invitation (in German)

Hans-Jörg Kreowski, Hartwig Hummel, Michael Vetter and Matthew Smith (f.l.t.r.)