CyCon 2024 “Over the Horizon” Call for Papers Now Open

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is pleased to invite the submission of abstracts for the 16th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon 2024, “Over the Horizon”), to be held from 28-31 May 2024 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Call for Papers is open until 16 October 2023.


The ever-increasing rate of technological development has been apparent for some time. We are reaching a point where is also accelerating socio-economic and geopolitical change. Combined, this has the potential to cause sudden paradigm shift in world order, participative democracy and in the structure and values of our societies and economies.  “Over the Horizon” denotes the need not only to look at the forthcoming technological trends on the horizon but also to start forecasting beyond that horizon due to accelerating rates of change, and to examine the outcome of potential interplay between science, technology, innovation, industry, law, socio-economic factors and geopolitics.

Even if predictions prove not to be completely accurate, such forecasting will help us prepare our societies and technologies for mitigating future challenges at an earlier structural stage and to maximise exploitation of opportunities.  Examples include improving the ability of legislation to keep up with technological and social change, or having national and international conversations with citizens about the potential impact of such change to ensure inclusion in the creation of new policies.


A call is now open for original research papers offering technical, legal, strategical, and operational insight for future cyber and cyber-related developments that humanity ought to start considering already in 2024.  Papers regarding multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary cooperation are of particular interest.


For more information about submission of an abstract, please see:

CyCon 2024 Call for Papers


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