CyCon 2023 Call for Papers Now Open

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts for the 15th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2023), to be held from 30 May to 2 June 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Call for Papers is open until 15 October 2022.

CyCon 2023’s central theme is Meeting Reality. It seeks to challenge our assumptions about cyber conflict and associated technologies in general, in addition to their role in peacetime as well as crisis and conflict. Do our policies and legal frameworks stand the test of time? What technologies have turned out to be game changers and which have been overrated? CyCon 2023 encourages the discussion of concepts of cyber conflict as tested by real world events, addressing questions that might have appeared niche and theoretical just a few years ago, but now have proven to be of real life significance.

Authors of papers accepted for publication in the conference proceedings will be requested to make a corresponding presentation at the conference. Speakers will be exempted from the conference fee and offered travel and accommodation for the duration of the conference.

For submission details, author guidance and other practical information, please follow the links below:

CyCon 2023 Call for Papers

CyCon 2023 Style Guidance

CyCon 2023 Template

In 2022, CyCon confirmed its standing as a prominent multidisciplinary conference, combining original academic research with high-level policy perspectives on technical, legal, strategy and military aspects of cyber defence and security. After two virtual editions, it returned as an in-person event, attracting over 600 participants from over 50 countries, from early stage researchers to professors, from junior officials to the top level military and government representatives.

Proceedings and recordings of the previous CyCon conferences are available at