Information Technology for Peace and Security

IT Applications and Infrastructures in Conflicts, Crises, War, and Peace

  • Christian Reuter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction and Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Reuter, Larissa Aldehoff, Thea Riebe, Marc-André Kaufhold
      Pages 11-37
    3. Jürgen Altmann
      Pages 39-60
  3. Cyber Conflicts and War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Ingo Ruhmann, Ute Bernhardt
      Pages 63-82
    3. Dominik Herrmann
      Pages 83-106
    4. Kai Denker, Marcel Schäfer, Martin Steinebach
      Pages 107-135
  4. Cyber Peace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Thomas Reinhold, Christian Reuter
      Pages 139-164
  5. Cyber Arms Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Thomas Reinhold, Christian Reuter
      Pages 207-231
    3. Thomas Reinhold, Christian Reuter
      Pages 257-275
  6. Cyber Attribution and Infrastructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Klaus-Peter Saalbach
      Pages 279-303
    3. Matthias Hollick, Stefan Katzenbeisser
      Pages 305-318
    4. Tobias Dehling, Sebastian Lins, Ali Sunyaev
      Pages 319-339
  7. Culture and Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Alfred Nordmann, Annette Ripper
      Pages 343-359
    3. Marc-André Kaufhold, Christian Reuter
      Pages 361-381
    4. Konstantin Aal, Maximilian Krüger, Markus Rohde, Borislav Tadic, Volker Wulf
      Pages 383-401
  8. Outlook

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Christian Reuter, Konstantin Aal, Larissa Aldehoff, Jürgen Altmann, Ute Bernhardt, Johannes Buchmann et al.
      Pages 405-413
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 415-424

About this book


Technological and scientific advances, especially the rapid evolution of information technology (IT), play a crucial role regarding questions of peace and security. This textbook addresses the significance and potential of IT, as well as the challenges it poses, with regard to peace and security. It begins with an introduction to peace, conflict, and security research, especially focusing on natural science, technical and computer science perspectives. In the following sections, it sheds light on cyber conflicts, war and peace, cyber arms control, cyber attribution and infrastructures, as well as culture and interaction, before offering an outlook on the future.

• Introduction to Natural-Science/Technical Peace Research and IT Perspectives of Peace, Conflict, and Security Research
• Cyber War, Espionage, Defence, Darknets, Critical Infrastructures, Cultural Violence
• Cyber Peace, Dual-Use, Confidence and Security Building Measures, Arms Control, Unmanned Systems, Verification, Attribution

Target Audience
• Textbook for students of Computer Science, IT Security, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Political Science
• Handbook for scientists, IT developers, and political advisors

The Editor

Christian Reuter, Ph.D., is a Professor of Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC) at the Department of Computer Science, with a secondary appointment at the Department History and Social Sciences, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt. He has authored more than 150 publications on interactive and collaborative technologies in the context of crises, security, safety, and peace.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Reuter
    • 1
  1. 1.Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC) Department of Computer ScienceTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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