CyCon 2020 Call for Papers is Open Now

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is pleased to
invite the submission of abstracts for the 12th International Conference
on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2020), to be held from 26-29 May 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia.

CyCon 2020, entitled 20/20 Vision: The Next Decade,
will ask questions about how cyberspace and cyber conflict will evolve
in the 2020s. What are the emerging technologies, policies and legal
frameworks that will shape the future at societal and personal levels?
How can we ensure that the cyberspace, continuously open to
technological innovation, will be more transparent, predictable and
safe, still reflecting our values?

The Call for Papers is open until 14 October 2019.

Authors are asked to submit an abstract of the planned paper, which
should describe the topic and set out the main aspects and structure of
the study (200 – 300 words). After a preliminary review and the
acceptance of the abstract, the respective authors will be requested to
submit original and unpublished papers (up to 6000 words, incl.
footnotes and references), meeting high academic research standards.
Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind peer review.

The abstracts and manuscripts must be uploaded electronically to EasyChair
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For submission details, author guidance and other practical information, please follow the links below:

CyCon 2020 Call for Papers

CyCon 2020 Style Guidance

CyCon 2020 Template

Important Dates

Abstract submission: 14 October 2019

Notification of abstract acceptance: 1 November 2019

Full paper: 6 January 2020

Author notification: 10 February 2020

Final paper: 9 March 2020

Contact address: [email protected]

Throughout the years, CyCon has established itself as a prominent
multidisciplinary conference, introducing keynotes and panels focusing
on the technical, legal, policy, strategy and military perspectives of
cyber defence and security. This is thanks to the high-quality original
academic research presented at the conference. In 2019, the Academic
Review Committee selected 29 articles that were presented at CyCon 2019 and published in the proceedings.

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) is a
NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and
exercises. The international military organisation based in Estonia is a
community of currently 25 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber
defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations
and law.

In addition to annually hosting CyCon, CCDCOE is home of the Tallinn
Manual 2.0, the most comprehensive guide on how International Law
applies to cyber operations. The Centre also organises the world’s
largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise
Locked Shields and an annual cyber-kinetic exercise Crossed Swords.

Photo from CyCon 2019 by Kristi Sits, see the gallery of CyCon 2019 event photos here