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Panel I. The Conceptualization of ‘Homeland Security’: Delving the Meaning

The proceedings are expected to discuss the current and ‘ought-to-be’ context of the homeland security with challenging critical arguments. The major question to be delved is to explore the security conceptualizations if combined with the term ‘homeland’. The term is a constraint that limits the units of analysis since homeland pushes the researchers to focus on hard power assets and their exploitation in the area where ‘homeland’ is described. Hence the discussion is expected to be based on critical assessment of homeland security in terms of emerging trends, challenging aspects.

Panel II. Strategy and Technology in Homeland Security

This panel is dedicated to investigating strategy designs for security / defense management and affiliated innovative undertakings. In this sense, proceedings may search the current defense industry and technologies in the way to promote homeland security. Specific case studies are welcomed as far as they are affiliated to the expansion and deepening security perceptions. Defense sector is one point of discussion though; the other security relevant sectors may be included to proceedings taking human and humanity security to the epicenter of the debate to see ‘homeland’ security is a challenge for them or not.

Panel III. Homeland Security for Soft Concerns: Expanding the Context

The emerging issue fields in question will be the major focus in this panel. In this sense, soft threats will be delved with sample exampling through illegal immigration, pandemic diseases, natural disasters, cyber space, economic speculations etc. The affiliation with security industry and technologies are welcomed to expand the discussion of the previous panel.

Panel IV. Turkish Homeland Security Understanding: Perceptions and Projections

After obtaining a critical perspective to homeland security, Turkish perception will be a point of debate in the fourth panel. The proceedings should include current perceptions and future projections that could shape the security strategies, policies and expenditure. Any homeland security theme may be taken as a sample case to emphasize the probable courses of the Turkish homeland security understanding.


Papers, accepted for this conference, will have double-blind peer review process. The proceedings will be published within an edited book through Hasan Kalyoncu University Press with ISSN. Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and possible publication in the Journal of Social Sciences of our Faculty as far as they meet the publishing criteria after required peer-review process. If invited to publish in the journal, authors will be expected to expand the discussion not to duplicate what has already been presented at the conference, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

The conference will be hybrid that both physical participation with required COVID preventive measures and virtual presentation with English-Turkish translation are available. The participants who prefer virtual attendance need to ensure the functionality of their connection, software (ZOOM), sound accuracy. The participants must display themselves on the screen during presentations. Technical checks may be confirmed one day prior to the conference to prevent any probable deficiency.

The presenters, other than keynote speakers, are expected for registration to the Conference with payment. The fee for the participation to the Conference is 200 TL for Turkish Citizens and 150 US dollars for the other nationalities. Fees must be deposited, and receipt must be attached to the submitted papers.