5th SRA-E Benelux meeting, Eindhoven, Netherlands


Notice: The 5th chapter meeting of SRA-E Benelux was to take place in Eindhoven, Netherlands in March, 2020 but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.

Please note that all the information below was applicable for the initial March 2020 conference.  


The 2020 SRA-Europe Benelux Chapter Conference focuses on the theme: “The Risk-Technology Nexus”.

For more information about the conference, including the preliminary programme, please click HERE

Conference topics:

Risk and technology are intricately linked to each other. Technologies can contribute to risk reduction, but often also introduce new risks. Think for example about ultra-deep geothermal energy, which can reduce global risks of climate change, but at the same time introduces new, local risks of groundwater pollution and earthquakes. Technologies thus require thoughtful weighing of old and new risks.

Understanding the interaction between risk and technology is particularly important for socially disruptive technologies. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things, gene editing, social robots and geo-engineering can bring fundamental change to society, and challenge our existing views of risk trade-offs. Artificial intelligence, for example, can reduce health and safety risks or improve user experiences, but can also lead to social disruption through discrimination and exclusion of specific groups of people, filter bubbles and privacy and security risks.

SRA-Europe Benelux Chapter invites all contributions related to risk, e.g., risk analysis, risk management, risk governance, risk perception and risk communication. It particularly welcomes contributions that focus on the Risk-Technology Nexus of potentially disruptive technologies.


This conference aims at bringing together researchers, academics, practitioners and policy makers from the Benelux region and beyond to discuss issues of common interest. Members of the SRA-E, SRA and regional SRA organizations are also most welcome to participate.

Abstracts submission:

Abstracts (max.500 words or 1 page, single spaced, 12 pt, Times Roman) and queries can be submitted to SRA-Benelux-conference@tue.nl until January 17, 2020


The conference will be held at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The Eindhoven University of Technology is located in the Brainport area of the Netherlands, which has a high concentration of high-tech industry, research and innovation. Eindhoven is located quite centrally in the Benelux, and is easily reachable by bus or train from all directions.

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