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01 March 2016

Call for Papers: CyCon 2016 Student Awards

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is seeking student submissions for its annual conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon). CyCon 2016 will focus on the theme of “Cyber Power”, considering how traditional concepts of power apply to cyberspace.

Successful student works must be previously unpublished short papers, providing an overview of a recent Master’s thesis in the field of cyber security. Students from various disciplines such as computer sciences, law, and political sciences are invited to participate. Submissions will be evaluated based on their originality and significance to the conference’s theme “Cyber Power”.

The deadline for submission is March 27th, 2016. A selection of outstanding works will be presented at CyCon 2016, along with awards to recognize students’ participation. Included in these awards are free conference passes for all invited candidates, and cash prizes ranging from 400-1.000 euros for superior student papers.

The 8th International Conference on Cyber Conflict will take place 1-3 June 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia. Focusing on the theme of cyber power, CyCon 2016 will ask how the traditional concept of power applies to cyberspace. The issues to be covered include international cooperation, technical challenges and requirements, conflict in cyberspace, legal framework, regulations and standards. CyCon is organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Every year, over 500 decision-makers and experts from government, military and industry from all over the world approach the conference’s key theme from legal, technology and strategy perspectives, often in an interdisciplinary manner.

All students enrolled in a Master’s program (past or present), may submit papers for consideration, as long as these works were completed on or after January 1st, 2014. For more details, please visit our conference website and Call for Papers page.