Extended call for papers until March 29

Conference topics

Papers should be dedicated to one or more of the following topics:

  • Sensors and sensor networks
  • Border protection and control
  • Safety and security related to Industry 4.0
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance and countering
  • Safety of autonomous mobile systems
  • Sensors, video, image, and signal processing
  • Detection systems for chemical and biological threats
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Intelligent infrastructures (smart cities, IoT)
  • Protection of critical infrastructure
  • Early warning Systems
  • Crisis management
  • Security in space

The conference language is German, the written papers language remains English.
Simultaneous translation is available if needed.


Landesvertretung Nordrhein-Westfalen
(Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)

Hiroshimastraße 12-16
10785 Berlin

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit English papers: First as an abstract of up to 3000 characters (including blanks, excluding the title).

The extended deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 29, 2016.
You can choose between submission for an oral presentation or for a poster presentation.

Notification of acceptance: Second week of May 2016. After your abstract has been accepted, you will be asked to submit a full paper of 4 8 pages for oral presentation or 2 4 pages for posters to be published in the conference proceedings.

The deadline for the submission of full papers is June 06, 2016.All submissions should present novel perspectives within the scope of the conference. All submissions will be subjected to a scientific review process.

Paper Submission:

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Conference proceedings and publications

The conference proceedings will be published by Fraunhofer Verlag and by Fraunhofer e-prints via Open Access.

Additionally, selected conference papers will be asked to be expanded to journal papers to be proposed for a special issue on security and safety research of the Reliability Engineering and System Safety Journal (RESS), published by Elsevier. These selected papers will be subjected to a second peer review process.


Conference Chairman
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Oliver Ambacher
Director, Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid State Physics IAF
Phone +49 761 5159-410

Program Chairmen
PD Dr. Rüdiger Quay / Prof. Dr. Joachim  Wagner
Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid State Physics IAF
Phone +49 761 5159-843

Poster and extended paper guidelines

This document describes the format, size and other rules for posters and extended abstracts to be submitted for the 11th Future Security Conference 2016 in Berlin.


  • Your poster should fit in this available space:
    900mm (36“) wide x 1200mm (48“) high
    (your poster should approximately equal DIN A0/ISO 216 A0).
  • Please bring your printed poster to the conference before the start of the poster session on September 15, 2015. You are responsible to remove your poster after the best poster award on Wednesday, September 14, 2015. The poster does not have to be submitted as a file.

Extended abstracts

For your poster to be included in the conference proceedings the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Your extended abstract must be submitted in English
  • Please provide us with your name, e-mail address, telephone number, organization name
  • Please follow the formating rules for full papers regarding your name, reference, etc.
  • The length of an abstract is 2-4 pages (Arial 11pt)
  • Your extended abstract should address all of the criteria listed below: Project/research background information; goals; methods (to be) used; (intended) results and conclusions; side effects and other collateral information. No additional short abstract is needed
  • Figures should have captions and a r esolution of at least 800 x 600 pixels (or a similar number of pixels)
  • Submit your extended abstract (as PDF):
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