Call for Papers: CyCon 2015 Student Awards
Successful student works must be previously unpublished short papers providing an overview of a recent Master thesis in the field of cyber security.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 “Architectures in Cyberspace”.
Submission deadline is March 27th. Best works will be presented and prizes awarded at CyCon 2015. The awards comprise of a free conference pass for all invited candidates and the following cash prizes (400-1000 euros) for the top student papers. Please see conference website and Call for Papers for more details.
Volunteer at CyCon 2015
Participate in NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence’s annual CyCon conference by volunteering.
The 7th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2015), held on 26-29 May 2015 in Tallinn, Estonia, will focus on the construction of the Internet and its potential future development. This year’s topic - “Architectures in Cyberspace” - asks what cyberspace is and will be in the coming years as well as what are its characteristics relevant for cyber security. Last year, CyCon 2014 brought together more than 500 experts from government, military, academia and the private sector from 40 nations.
Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers are invited to assist with the administration of the conference and in exchange will receive free conference registration, access to conference proceedings and will also be provided with meals and invited to take part in all social events. Student volunteers have the opportunity to hear and learn about the latest cyber trends and meet leading experts around the world while contributing to the success of this annual event.
Various volunteer roles will be available at CyCon 2015:
- Monitoring conference sessions and assisting speakers
- Assisting at the registration/welcome desk
- Checking badges during special events
Volunteers should be available in Tallinn, Estonia May 25-29, 2015. CyCon 2015 will be held in the conference centre of Swissotel, located at Tornimäe 3, Tallinn, Estonia. More information about the conference can be found on its webpage at www.ccdcoe.org/cycon.
In order to become a part of the organising team you are asked to send your short motivation letter and CV to Ms Ele-Riin Kullamä at ele-riin.kullama-at-ccdcoe.org no later than 20 March 2015.
CyCon 2014 Materials Available
Videos, presentations and proceedings from 6th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon 2014 are now freely available for the public on the conference website.
CyCon is the annual NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence conference where topics vary from technical to legal, strategy and policy issues. CyCon 2014 focused on active cyber defence, looking at the risks and benefits as well as the technical, strategic and legal implications.
CyCon 2015 will focus on the construction of the Internet and its potential future development. More information on cycon.org.
CyCon 2015 Call for Papers Closes in a Month
The 7th International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon 2015 will focus on the construction of the Internet and its potential future development. The conference solicits original and unpublished research.
Taking place on May 26-29 in Tallinn, Estonia, CyCon 2015 will look at the Internet with focus on international cooperation, technical challenges and requirements, conflict in cyberspace, legal framework, regulations and standards as well as virtualisation. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 1, 2014.
The annual CyCon conference is organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. This centre is a NATO-accredited multinational organisation dealing with research and development, education, consultation and lessons learned in the field of cyber security. CyCon 2014 attracted almost 500 participants from 40 countries.
Further information, including elaboration of focus areas, submission timeline and instructions, is available from http://ccdcoe.org/cycon/call-papers.html and cfp-at-ccdcoe.org.
CyCon 2014 Brought Together 450 Experts to Discuss Active Cyber Defence
International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon) closed today after three and a half days of talks and workshops on active cyber defence. The conference brought together more than 450 people from 35 countries. The conference ran in two parallel tracks with one concentrating on the technical issues and another on the law and strategy questions.
The opening keynote was given by H. E. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia who reminded the audience the basic principles of Internet freedom and privacy, noting that we may have gone from worrying too little to worrying too much and we are seeing cyber issues where there are none. Dr Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges gave an overview on how NATO has and still is changing its perception of cyber.
The conference span over three and a half days with Tuesday as the pre-conference workshop day. Talks in two parallel tracks covered a wide spectrum of topics from IPV6 and Cloud Computing to ethics and biohacking. For the first time in CyCon’s history a special student award was given out to support and motivate junior researchers doing their studies in cyber defence. The winner of the student awards was Marco Lancini from the Politecnico di Milano.
Preparations for CyCon 2015 have already begun with a Call for Papers announced during the closing remarks. Next year’s CyCon will focus on the construction of the Internet and its potential future development. The conference solicits original unpublished research, applications and experience papers and the deadline for abstract submissions is 1 October 2014.
CyCon 2014 was supported by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, technical sponsor), Microsoft (diamond sponsor), Intel Security, Cisco & Lancope, Verint (gold sponsors), IBM and Ixia (sponsors).
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is an International Military Organisation located in Tallinn, Estonia. It is not an operational centre and does not fall within the NATO command structure; it is guided and financed by the nations participating in its work. Centre’s mission is to enhance the capability, cooperation and information sharing among NATO, its member nations and partners in cyber defence by virtue of education, research and development, lessons learned and consultation.
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