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Professor Dave Webb

Last 5 years Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Webb, D.C., The Ethical Use of Outer Space, International Studies in Applied Ethics, in preparation, 2011
  • Halpin, E., Trevorrow, P., Webb, D.C. and Wright, S. (Eds), Cyberwar, Netwar and the Revolution in Military Affairs, Macmillan, London, May, 2006.
  • Cheng, K., Webb, D.C. and Marsh, R. (Eds), Advances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology, Professional Engineering Publishing, London, 2004

Book Chapters

  • Webb, D.C., Fairbairn, G., Alidu, S., and Medina-Bustos, A., “What do we mean by Reconciliation?”, in Just Reconciliation - The Practice and Morality of Making Peace, New International Studies in Applied Ethics, Vol 6, Elford, J. (Ed), Peter Lang., pp 21-42, 2011
  • Webb, D.C. and Fairbairn, G., “Nuclear Deterrence” in The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, to be published 2011
  • Webb, D.C., “Accidental Nuclear War”, “The Militarisation of Space” and “Missile Defence”, Contributions to The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Peace, Young, N. (Ed), Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Webb, D.C., “On the Edge of History: The Nuclear Dimension” in History at the End of the World?, Eds. Levene M., Johnson, R. and Roberts, P., Humanities-Ebooks, Penrith, 2010
  • Webb, D.C., “Space Weapons – Dream, Nightmare or Reality?” in Securing Outer Space, Eds. Sheehan, M. and Borman, N., Routledge, 2009.
  • Webb, D.C., “Thinking the Worst – The Pentagon Report” in Clearing the Pathways to Survival – The State, Ourselves and Climate Change, Cromwell, D. and Levene, M., Pluto Press, pp 59-81, 2007.
  • Webb, D.C., “Echelon and the NSA”, in Encyclopedia of Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism, Eds. Janczewski, J. and Colarik, A.M., Information Science Reference, pp 452-468, 2007.
  • Webb, D.C., "Missile Defence - The First Steps Towards War in Space?", in Cyberwar, Netwar and the Revolution in Military Affairs, Eds. Halpin, E., Trevorrow, P., Webb, D.C. and Wright, S., Palgrave, London, May, pp 82-97, 2006.
  • Jones, A., Robinson, J., O’Toole, B. and Webb, D.C, “The Implementation and Evaluation of a ‘Micro’ Supply Chain Management System in a Medium-sized UK Manufacturer”,  Advances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology XVIII, Eds. K Cheng, D Webb and R Marsh, pp. 159-170, 2004.

Journal Special Issues

  • Guest Editor for the special issue – ‘Reconciliation’ for Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 2011.
  • Guest Editor for the special issue – ‘Keep Space for Peace’ for Peace Review, Vol 22 No 1, 2010.
  • Guest Editor for the special issue – ‘Imaging War’ for Peace Review, Vol. 21 No. 2, 2009.
  • Guest Editor for the special issue – ‘Digital Manufacturing and Enterprise Technologies’ for the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol 30, No 9-10, 2006.
  • Guest Editor for the special issue – ‘Advances of the UK manufacturing research’ for the International Journal of Manufacturing Science and Production, Vol. 5 No.1, 2003.

Published Papers and Articles

2011

  • Addy, P. and Webb, D., "Energy Saving Technologies for Conceptual Dwellings - A 'Whole House' Concept", Intelligent Buildings International, accepted for publication, 2011

2010
  • Webb, D., "Wissenschaftle Verantwortung under der Kreig", Wissenschaft und Frieden, 1, pp 30-33, 2010

  • Webb, D., "Arms Conversion for a Low Carbon Economy", SGR Newsletter, Issue 38, Winter 2010

  • Webb, D., Wirbel, L. and Sulzman, B., “From Space, No One Can Watch You Die”, Peace Review, Vol 22, No. 1, 2010

  • Wirbel, L. and Webb, D.C., “Toward a Common Space Policy in a Multilateral World: Virtual Authority, Virtual Hegemony”, Peace Review, Vol 22, No. 1, 2010
2009
  • Alidu, S., Webb, D. and Fairbairn, G., “'Truths' and 'Re-Imaging' in the Recomciliation Process”, Peace Review, Vol 21, #2, pp 136-143, 2009

  • Medina-Bustos, A., Webb, D. and Fairbairn, G., “(Un)Covering the Silence: During the Argentinian Coup d'Etat", Peace Review, Vol 21, #2, pp 155-159, 2009

2008
  • Webb, D. and Sauer, T., “US Pushes Pie-in-the-Sky Missile Defense in Europe”, YaleGlobal Online - http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=10593, April 2, 2008

  • Webb, D. and Sauer, T., “European missile defence: the America-Russia-Iran knot”, Open  Democracy, - http://www.opendemocracy.net/article/european_missile_defence_the_america_russia_iran_knot, Mar 31, 2008

  • Forknall, N., Cole, R. and Webb, D., “Cumulative Fading and Rainfall Distributions for a 2.1 km, 38 GHz, Vertically Polarized, Line-Of-Sight Link”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol 56 No. 4, pp1085-1093, 2008.

  • Webb, D., “Missile Defence in Europe: Who needs it?”, Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter, Issue 35, pp 16-18, Winter 2008

  • Webb., D., “Star Wars”, The Spokesman, 97, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Russell Press Ltd., pp 57-64, 2008

2007

  • Liu, X., Cheng, K., Webb, D., Widiyarto, M.H., Longstaff, A.P. and Ford, D., “Improved Dynamic Cutting Force Models in Ball-End Milling Part II: Verification and Refinement”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2007

2006

  • Forknall, N. and Webb, D., “Mobile television: Headed your way”, Engineering Technology, March, 2006.
  • Wijayathunga, N. and Webb, D.C.., “Experimental evaluation and finite element simulation of explosive forming of a square cup from a brass plate assisted by a lead plug”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 172, pp 139 145, 2006.
  • Webb, D., “From Space Weapons to Basic Human Needs – Technology and the Security Agenda”, Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter, Issue 32, pp 5-8, June 2006

2005

  • Webb, D.C.,"Missile Defence as a Step Towards War in Space", INESAP Bulletin 25 April 2005
  • Gao, C., Cheng, K. and Webb, D., “A feature based algorithm for the inspection of freeform surfaces”, International Journal of Production Research, 2005.
  • Luo, X., Cheng, K., Webb, D.C. and Wardle, F., “Design of ultraprecision machine tools with application to manufacturing of miniature and micro components”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol.167, No.2-3, pp.515-528, 2005.
  • Jones, A., Robinson, J., O’Toole, B., and Webb, D.C, “Implementing a bespoke supply chain management system to deliver tangible benefits”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing, published on-line December, 2005 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-005-0065-2.

2004

  • Webb, D.C., "Who rules space, rules earth", Red Pepper, February, 2004
  • Liu, X., Cheng, K. and Webb, D., “Experimental investigation of the machined surface waviness, vibrations and cutting forces in peripheral milling”, Key Engineering Materials, Vol.257, pp.213-218, 2004
  • Jones, A., Robinson, J., O’Toole, B. and Webb, D.C, “The Implementation and Evaluation of a ‘Micro’ Supply Chain Management System in a Medium-sized UK Manufacturer”, Advances in e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology XVIII, Eds K Cheng, D Webb and R Marsh, pp 159-170, 2004
  • Huo, D., Cheng, K., Webb, D. and Wardle, F., “A Novel FEA Model for the Integral Analysis of a Machine Tool and Machining Processes”, Key Engineering Materials, 257-258, pp 45-50, 2004
  • Liu, X-W, Cheng, K., Webb, D.C. Jiang, X.Q., Xiao, S.J., Longstaff, A.P., Widiyarto, M.H., Blunt, L. and Ford, D., “Experimental Investigation of the Mechanical Surface Waviness, Vibrations and Cutting Forces in Peripheral Milling”, Key Engineering Materials, 257-258, pp 213-218, 2004
  • Liu, X-W, Cheng, K., Webb, D.C. and Luo, X. “Improved dynamic cutting force model in peripheral milling - part 2: experimental verification and prediction”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol.24 No.11-12, pp. 794-805, 2004
  • Webb, D.C., “The Nuclearisation and Militarisation of Space - A Brief History”, an Ethical Careers Guide, published by Scientists for Global Responsibility, 2004
  • Gao, C., Cheng, K. and Webb, D., “Investigation on the sampling size optimisation in gear tooth surface measurement using a CMM”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 24: pp 599-606, 2004

2003

  • Webb, D., 'UK Position on Missile Defence', International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation, Bulletin 21 – 'European Views on Missile Defense', April, 2003
  • Jones, A., O’Toole, B., Webb, D.C, and Robinson, J., ‘Impact and Effectiveness of a Change Agent in the Development of the Operations System in a SME’, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XVIII, Eds. Y Qin & N Juster, pp. 423-428, 2003
  • Wijayathunga, N., Webb, D.C., and Kormi, K., “FE Simulation of Head-on and side Impact Crash Analysis Between a Nose Cone Type Structure and Rigid Objects”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol 8, No 1, pp 53-61, 2003
  • Holt, R., Cheng, K. and Webb, D.C., “Development of a test rig system for a new generation of aerostatic bearings”, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XVIII, Eds Y Qin and N Juster, pp 323-328, 2003
  • Kormi, K., Wijayathunga, V.N., Webb, D.C. and Al-Hassani, S.T.S.,“A Procedure for Stiffness Correction of a Panel made from Composite Material”, Composites Science and Technology, 63, pp 1789-1794, 2003
  • Wijayathunga, N., Webb, D.C. and Kormi, K., “Finite Element Simulation of Impulsive Drawing of Square Cups”, International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Vol 5, Nos 1-2, pp 57 -62, 2003
  • Kormi, K., Wijayathunga, V.N., Webb, D.C., and Al-Hassani, S.T.S., “FE Investigation of a Spirally Slotted Tube under Axially Compressive Static and Dynamic Impact Loading”, International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol 8, No 5, pp 421-431, 2003
  • Webb, D.C. "Proposed radar at Fylingdales raises serious health concerns", Electromagnetic Hazard & Therapy, Vol 13, Nos 3-4 pp 6-7, 2003
  • Knowles, M., Webb, D.C. and Thynee, F., ‘The Economic Effects of the Abandonment of Industrial Metrication in the UK Part 2’, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XVIII,Eds. Y Qin and N Juster, pp. 317-322, 2003

Presentations

2010

  • Linley, D. and Webb, D., "The Peace Movement in the Digital Age", presented at the Conflict Research Society Conference, University of Bradford, 7-8 September, 2010

  • Webb, D.C., “A View from the Peace Movement”, invited keynote presentation, Conference on “Language in Conflict”, University of Huddersfield, 6-7 July, 2010

  • Julian, R. and Webb, D.C., “Overcoming the challenge of causality and attribution in conflict transformation projects in order to show results and evaluate outcomes”, presented at the 4th IMA conference on Analysing Conflict Transformation, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 28-30 June 2010

  • Webb, D.C., “What has the peace movement ever done for us?”, presented at Conference on British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches, Perspectives, University of Liverpool, 17-18 June 2010

  • Webb, D.C., “The Case for Nuclear Disarmament", Student Debating Society, University of Salford, March 11, 2010

2009

  • Webb, D.C., “Redeployment of Space Assets to ‘fix’ Climate Change”, invited presentation to Workshop 4: Securing the State: Securing the Corporate Nexus the Coming Militarization of Climate Change, The Crisis Forum, Leeds Metropolitan University, November 27, 2009 - http://www.crisis-forum.org.uk/events/workshop4.php

  • Webb,D.C., “Arms conversion for a low carbon economy”, Invited Key Note speech at Building a low carbon economy: the pathway from recession, Scientists for Global Responsibilty Conference, London, October 24, 2009 - http://www.sgr.org.uk/conferences.html#2009

  • Webb, D.C., “Nuclear Bullies in an Unclear World”, presented at SAGE Seminar Respect, disrespect and the misuse of power, Leeds Metropolitan University, October 12, 2009

  • Webb, D.C., “Keeping Space For Peace – The problems with drones”, Invited Keynote speech at Sweden in NATO and the use of Space Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, October 17, 2009

  • Fairbairn, G. and Webb, D.C., “Striving for reconciliation: the role of apology, truth and forgiveness”, presented at the Political Violence and Collective Aggression: Considering the Past, Imagining the Future - The 3rd Annual International Conference of the Colloquium on Conflict and Aggression and the Society for Terrorism Research, University of Ulster, September 2-5, 2009

  • Alidu, S., Webb, D.C. and Fairbairn, “Representations of Truth and Reconciliation”, presented at the Political Violence and Collective Aggression: Considering the Past, Imagining the Future - The 3rd Annual International Conference of the Colloquium on Conflict and Aggression and the Society for Terrorism Research, University of Ulster, September 2-5, 2009

  • Webb, D.C. and Fairbairn, G., “Empathy, Sympathy and the Image of the Other", presented at Repertoires of Violence: Multidisciplinary Analyses of the Representation of Peace and Conflict", York St John University, July 1-2, 2009

  • Fairbairn, G. and Webb, D.C., “The Language of Reconciliation: Truth, Apology & Forgiveness", presented at Repertoires of Violence: Multidisciplinary Analyses of the Representation of Peace and Conflict", York St John University, July 1-2, 2009

  • Fairbairn, G. and Webb, D.C., “What kinds of story can help us to achieve reconciliation after conflict?", presented at The Third International Conference on Narrative, Health and Social Justice", Keele University, June 22-24, 2009

2008

  • Webb, D.C., “Geo-engineering and its implications”, invited presentation at Climate Change and VIolence Workshop I, Southampton, November 14, 2008 - http://www.crisis-forum.org.uk/events/Workshop1_presentations/Webb.pps

  • Webb, D.C., “Prospects for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace”, invited briefing to DPI NGO meeting Disarmament: Fresh Answers: Old Questions”, United Nations, New York, October 29, 2008

  • Webb, D.C., Parkinson, S. and Langley, C., "Soldiers in the Laboratory and Ethical Careers for Scientists", Teaching Ethics and Peace to Science and Engineering Students - Connection between education and practice, University of Hamburg, 15-17 October, 2008 - http://www.znf.uni-hamburg.de/presentation21.pdf

  • Alidu, A., Fairbairn, G. and Webb, D.C., “The Ghana National Reconciliation Commission: Reconciliation or Cultural Reconstruction?” presented at Reconsidering Conflict, Terror and Resolution; Strathclyde University, 11-12 September, 2008

  • Webb, D.C., Fairbairn, G., Alidu, S. and Medina Bustos, A., ‘What do we mean by Reconciliation?” presented at Reconsidering Conflict, Terror and Resolution; Strathclyde University, 11-12 September, 2008

  • Webb, D.C., “Space the Final Battleground?” key note presentation at Imaging War, Vadstena, Sweden, 3-7 September, 2008

  • Webb, D.C., “Menwith Hill and Strategic Command: A Case Study of US Missile Defence in Europe”, Invited presentation at Building Sustainable Futures, International Peace Research Association Global Conference, Leuven, 15-19 July, 2008 - http://soc.kuleuven.be/iieb/ipraweb/papers/Menwith%20Hill%20and%20Strategic%20Command:%20A%20Case%20Study%20of%20US%20Missile%20Defence%20in%20Europe.pdf

  • Webb, D., “US Nuclear Weapons in the EU”, invited panel member at Nuclear Arsenals in the EU and its Security, International Conference 40th Anniversary of the NPT, Abolition 2000 Europe, The European Parliament, Brussels, July 1, 2008

  • Webb, D., “Missile Defence in Europe”, NGO Session at NPT Prep Com, United Nations, Geneva, April 30, 2008

  • Webb, D. and Jeffries, L., “The Place of Linguistics in Conflict Resolution Studies”, invited presentation, 17th Symposium on Sociolinguistics, Amsterdam, April 4, 2008

  • Webb, D., “The Militarisation of Space”, Invited Talk, Friends Meeting House, Leicester CND AGM, Mar 10 2008

  • Webb, D., “Missile Defence and Space War”, Invited Talk, Bolton Stop the War Group, Feb 28, 2008

  • Webb, D., “U.S. Missile Defence – Towards a New Cold War?” invited talk on theme of “Green Speaks”, Millers Yard, York, Jan 26, 2008

  • Webb, D., “Missile Defence and Star Wars”, invited speaker, Exeter CND AGM, Exeter, Jan 24, 2008

2007

  • Webb, D.C., “Yorkshire in the Age of Star Wars”, invited presentation for the Ellen Heaton Lecture, Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds, November, 2007

  • Webb, D.C., “Next Nuclear War in Space?”, invited lecture, Peace Museum, Ritsumakin University, Kyoto, Japan, August 3, 2007.

  • Webb, D.C., “Do we need nuclear weapons?”, Ethics in Action, Institute of Northern Studies Summer Programme, Old School Board, Leeds Metropolitan University, July 12, 2007.

  • Webb, D.C., “Does Europe need an Anti-missile Shield?” invited expert at hearing of Subcommittee on Security and Defence, Committee on Foreign Affairs, The European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, June 28, 2007

  • Webb, D.C., “The Politics of Outer Space”, Social Sciences Seminar, Leeds Metropolitan University, Civic Quarter, June 20, 2007

  • Webb, D.C., “Trident replacement, Star Wars and the NPT”, presented at NGO session at 2007 Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, United Nations, Vienna, May 1, 2007

  • Webb, D.C., “Campaigning in the UK against Star Wars”, talking with Maine Peace and Environment Forum, Maine, USA, April 11, 2007

  • Webb, D.C., “Ethics of Space Use”, School of Applied Global Ethics Research Seminar, Leeds Metropolitan University, March 13, 2007

2006

  • Webb, D.C., “Is an Ethical Space Policy Possible?” presented at the British International Studies Association, BISA06, University of Cork, December 19, 2006

  • Webb, D.C., “New Space Emperors – In Pursuit of Dominating the Final Frontier?”, presented at the 10th PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security: Harmony Makes the World Stable and Secure, Xiamen, September, 25-28, 2006

  • Webb, D.C., Invited Presentation to the 18th International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, at The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics-UNESCO in Trieste, Italy, organised by the Union of Concerned Scientists, August 10-19, 2006

  • Lewin, J., O’Toole, B. and Webb, D., “Making Windows: The Application of Manufacturing Theory in a bespoke SME environment”, presented at SMESME, Coventry, June, 2006

  • Webb, D.C., “Space weapons – Dream, Nightmare or Reality?” presented at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, California, March, 2006

2005

  • Webb, D.C., “When is a Space Weapon Not a Space Weapon?” presented at the British International Studies Association Annual Conference BISA05, Andrews University, December 2005.

  • Webb, D.C., “Missile Defence – the First Steps Towards War in Space?”, presented at 9th PIIC Beijing Seminar on International Security, Nanjing 12-15 October, 2004.

  • Webb, D.C., “Missile Defence and the Weaponisation of Space”, BASIC-Demos Conference on Missile Defence, London, 2004.

  • Webb, D.C., “Space Technology and Weapons in Space”, presented at “The 17th International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs”, Princeton University - July 2005.

2004

  • Nunns, M. and Webb, D., “The Development and Implementation of a Computer Aided Process Planning System in a Small Manufacturing Enterprise“, International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR 2004, Sheffield Hallam, September, 2004.

  • Webb, D.C., “Possible Health Risks due to Electromagnetic Radiation from the Early Warning Radar at RAF Fylingdales”, Presented at 20th Anniversary, Low Level Radiation and Health Conference, Edinburgh, July 3-4, 2004.

  • Webb, D., “Preventing the Weaponisation of Space”, Presented at “Towards a World Without Violence”, International Peace Bureau Conference, Barcelona, 23-27 June, 2004.

  • Wright, S. and Webb, D., “Multivariate Time Series Approaches to Analysing the Northern Irish Conflict: Lessons for Future Sub-State Conflict Control”, presented at 'Analysing Conflict & Its Resolution’, Conflict Research Society and Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Conference, Oxford, June 2004.

  • Webb, D., Wijayathunga, N. and Kormi, K., ‘The response of an impulsively loaded diaphragm subjected to an exponentially decaying pressure pulse’, First International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis, ICEFA-1, Lisbon, 2004

  • Webb, D., Wijayathunga, N. and Kormi, K., ‘An oblique impact crash analysis of a steel coach with a corrugated aluminium protective barrier’, ICrash 2004, San Francisco, 2004.

  • Webb, D., ‘Space Programmes and their Technical Feasibility’, Missile Defence - Threats, Responses and Projections, University of Bradford, 2004

2003

  • Webb, D.C. and Kormi, K., ‘FE Simulation of Quasi-static and Dynamic Bulge Formation in an Aluminium Cylinder’, Proceedings of the SheMet 2003, 10th International Conference on Sheet Metal, Ulster, 2003

  • Huo, D., Cheng, K., Webb, D. and Wardle, F., ‘A novel FEA model for the integral analysis of a machine tool and machining processes’,  6th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology, Bristol, 18-20 November, 2003
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