CyCon 2019 Papers are Expected by 1 October

CyCon 2019 Papers are Expected by 1 October

The Call for CyCon 2019 Papers is open until 1 October 2018. The theme for the eleventh International Conference on Cyber Conflict, hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, is ‘Silent Battle’. CyCon 2019 will take place in Tallinn, Estonia, from 28 to 31 May 2019.

The International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, is entering its second decade. 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 undoubtedly thanks to the amount of high-quality original academic research presented at the conference. In 2018, the Academic Review Committee selected 22 articles that were presented at the conference and published in the proceedings.

The theme for CyCon 2019 is ‘Silent Battle’. Experts from different disciplines can imagine varied topics based on this theme: a techie will think of vulnerabilities, exploits and patches; a policy advisor, of detection and attribution; a lawyer, of responsibility; and military, of situational awareness.

Authors are asked to submit by 1 October 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preliminary review and the acceptance of the abstract, the respective authors will be requested to submit original and unpublished papers (up to 6000 words, incl.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 after creating an account.

Submission details, author guidance and other practical information is available at

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 21 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.

CCDCOE is staffed and financed by member nations – to date Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Romania and many others are also on the path of joining the Centre.

Photo attached from CyCon 2018, the entire gallery of the most recent CyCon is here