3rd International Conference on Cyber Conflict (ICCC 2011)

Venue: The Drama Theatre

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Event Date/Time: Jun 07, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jan 20, 2011
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The International Conference on Cyber Conflict is the Cooperative
Cyber Defence Centre Of Excellence
3rd annual event that brings
together strategic, technical and legal experts to discuss current
key aspects of cyber conflicts (see http://www.ccdcoe.org/ICCC).

In 2011 the conference will focus on combination of defensive and
offensive aspects of Cyber Forces and will combine different
views on cyber defence and operations in the current and envisaged
threat environments. This shall not be limited to military
perspective. Legal, strategic and technical submissions are welcome
on equal grounds.

The conference program will also feature a number of keynote
lectures to be delivered by distinguished world-class experts. The
conference will articulate itself in two parallel tracks:

Concepts, Strategy & Law
Challenges & Solutions


Relevant topics for both tracks include, but are not limited to:

1) Creation and Management of
Cyber Forces

  • Country case studies: theory and practice

  • Training and exercises for cyber operations

  • Human Resources management (selection, recruitment,
    evaluation, training, retention)

  • Role of volunteers, mercenaries, private sector

  • Organisational aspects: command & control structures,
    coalitions and alliances

  • Doctrine of using cyber power, deterrence

2) Cyber Battlefield

  • Tactical and Operational issues: target selection, validation
    and prioritisation, collateral damage, risk management, traffic flow

  • Attribution and anonymity

  • Information gathering from the underground hacker community

  • Situational awareness and management in cyberspace

  • Heuristic and early warning notification, event
    identification, data correlation and ranking

  • Data exfiltration: prevention, detection and mitigation

3) The Nature of Cyber Weapons

  • Definition, development and use of cyber weapons and defence

  • Strategic use of botnets and malware

  • Zero-day attacks and how to cope with them

  • Discovering and mitigating vulnerabilities

  • Automated use of cyber weapons or defense means and the
    liability for their effects

4) Advanced Technologies

  • Cooperative Cyber Defence on a technical level

  • Cyber attack and defence modelling and simulation

  • Automated cyber attack and defence systems

  • Artificial Intelligence in cyber attack and defence

  • Secure and robust system implementations (network redundancy
    and resiliency)

  • Visualisation for situation awareness

Submission of papers and

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished papers (up to
6000 words). Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind
review process. All accepted papers will be published in the printed
conference proceedings with ISBN reference and made digitally
available through IEEE Xplore. The proceedings will be indexed by
international indexers like crossref.org and the CCD COE will apply
for indexation of the papers by Thomson Reuters Conference
Proceedings Citation Index.

Submission details, author’s guidance and others practical
information will be available on our website at

Manuscripts must be uploaded electronically to
You will have to create an account for doing so.


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