CfP: Cyberwar, Cybercrime and Cyberdefence: Mapping the Ethical Terrain

Posted: 15 de April de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Event, News

Call for Proposals

Cyberwar, Cybercrime and Cyberdefence: Mapping the Ethical Terrain

5-6 August, 2013. Canberra, Australia


Prof. George Lucas Jnr; Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California (U.S.).

Assist. Prof. Bradley J. Strawser; US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict Oxford, UK.

Cybersecurity is an increasingly prominent feature in national and international security, and threatens civilian and military interests. An effective response to emerging threats to cybersecurity, however, requires a comprehensive understanding of the problem and its potential solutions.

The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), Charles Sturt University and the National Security College (NSC), the Australian National University are pleased to release a call for proposals for a workshop to investigate the normative dimensions of cybersecurity, drawing from a range of theoretical and applied perspectives. This investigation is divided into three themes: 1) the ethics of cyberwarfare; 2) the ethics of cybercrime; and 3) the ethics of cybersecurity regulation and responses to cyberthreats.

Selected papers will be distributed among workshop participants in each theme before time so that the workshop can be devoted to discussion of the matters at hand. Potential discussion papers include, but are not limited to:

·       Cyberwarfare and just war theory

·       The politics and ethics of specific emerging threats to cybersecurity

·       The emergence of global cyberterrorism

·       Cybercrime and its interface with traditional models of crime

·       Tools for mapping the conceptual terrain in cybersecurity

·       The ethical and philosophical considerations of regulating cyberspace and responding  to cyberthreats

Interested participants are invited to submit an abstract of 200-300 words by 30 April 2013. Documents and any queries should be submitted to Mr Shannon Ford (

Successful applicants will then be required to submit a discussion paper of no more than 2,000 words by 1 July 2013. The finalised discussion papers will then be distributed to the workshop participants. Participants are expected to read those papers within their theme (six papers per group).

The selected papers will be invited, on the basis of the results of the workshop, to be expanded into 6,000 word papers for publication either in an edited collection, or a special issue of a journal.

The workshop will be held on 5th and 6th of August, 2013, in Canberra, Australia.


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