Transdisciplinarity in Software Engineering and Intelligence

10 März 2022

Transdisciplinarity - i.e. integrative research that crosses disciplinary boundaries - was the guiding principle of the presentation by Prof. Uwe Borghoff, director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS), at the 18th International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory. Entitled "Software Development for Early Crisis Detection," the presentation makes a strong case for the importance of integrative, transdisciplinary endeavors between law, psychology, political science, history, sociology, and computer science. The paper, co-authored by Kerstin Albrecht and Christian Nitzl, shows how software engineering approaches - especially the Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC) - can be combined with similar ideas from intelligence and security studies, such as the so-called Intelligence Cycle, and thus benefit greatly from each other. And ultimately can even contribute to enabling new insights in the context of early crisis detection. This can also pave the way from (software) analyst to policy maker.

The presentation can be viewed here.