Symposium 'Re-inventing Safety and Security'

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Improvements in the safety and security domain require a substantial re-invention of the domain. For this, we need a multi-disciplinary approach, involving knowledge and skills from such areas as psychology, technology, economy and policy making, logistics, philosophy and ethics to tackle scientific and societal questions that are highly relevant to society: how safe are we, how can safety and security be enhanced, and what are we prepared to pay in return in terms of money and privacy?

The Centre for Safety and Security has bundled research and education in the field of Safety and Security. We organise this symposium to further develop interuniversity and multi-disciplinary cooperation. 

All researchers and educators from Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam interested in safety and security topics are warmly invited to attend and to discuss ideas about collaboration.


 Science Centre Delft, Mijnbouwstraat 120, Mekelzaal 1
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To present results and generate ideas for future collaboration between researchers from the three universities


Researchers and lecturers from Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam

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14.00 - 14.10
Opening by Nils Rosmuller, Associate Director Centre for Safety and Security

14.10 - 14.25
Origins of the centre and the value of multidisciplinary education
Prof.dr. Jan van den Berg, Professor of Cyber Security Leiden University and TU Delft

14.25 - 14.40
Leading a joint Leiden-Delft-Erasmus project on Cyber Insurance Bernold Nieuwesteeg, Erasmus School of Law

14.40 – 14.55
Centre for Safety and Security: the near future
Prof.dr. Genserik Reniers, Scientific Director of the Centre for Safety and Security and Professor of Safety of Hazardous Materials, TU Delft

14.55 – 15.05
Elevator pitches for round table discussions

15.05 – 15.20 Coffee break

15.20 – 16.30
Round table discussion exploring opportunities for collaboration:

  • Industrial Hazards Genserik Reniers
  • Cyber Hazards
    Prof.dr. Jan van den Berg
  • Natural Hazards Pieter van Gelder
  • Augmented reality to improve situational awareness
    Dr. Stephan Lukosch
  • Valorization
    Harry de Groot
  • MOOC risk averse societies (closed session)
    Dr. Marieke Liem

16.30 – 16.45 Wrap-up by round table facilitators

16.45 Closing remarks
Dr. ir. Nils Rosmuller

16.50 – 18.00 Drinks and bites

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