Cooperative Cyber Defence
Centre of Excellence Tallinn,

Call for Papers


All camera-ready papers in March will be reviewed in a strict double-blind peer review process.

Final decision notification: April 1, 2010.

The selected papers will be presented at the conference by the author(s) and published in the conference proceedings.

The 2010 agenda has three tracks:

- Concepts & Strategy
- Technical Challenges & Solutions
- Law & Policy


Review process

To fairly handle the wide variety of approaches to discuss problems and solutions in this emerging field of cyber conflicts, this conference divides all paper submissions and its presentation into three major tracks: Concepts & Strategy, Technical Challenges & Solutions, and Law & Policy .

The paper selection and review process will be the same for all submission. But the external reviewers will be selected fitting to the tracks’ field.

The initial selection will be made base on submitted 300 – 500 words abstracts.

All submitters will receive a notification about the decision of the selection committee. In case of acceptance, submitters might also expect additional remarks to sharpen the content of their paper.

In a second stage all submitted camera-ready papers will be reviewed on a fair and anonymous basis.

For each track a group of external reviewers with a sound background in the related track are selected. Coordinated by the COEs Review Process Manager all submissions will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. In case of contrary reviews a third reviewer will also be included.

Based on the reviewers’ feedback the selection committee consisting of 5 persons will make the final selection for the conference. A notification about the selection committee’s decision will be sent so the submitters approximately one month after receiving the final paper.

Submission Format

(updated on 15th Jan 2010)

Submissions must be made by the deadline of February 15, 2010 in a camera-ready version.

Authors must make sure that submitted papers do not substantially overlap with papers being published already or are simultaneously submitted to another journal, conference or workshop.

Format Guidance for the Camera-Ready Paper

Final submissions must be at minimum 3000 and at most 6000 words in single-column format. This includes the bibliography and well-marked appendices.

The submission must be written in a way to be intelligible without the appendices and footnotes. The number of footnote should be kept low and its length short. Footnotes must not be a substitute for bibliographic references.

Camera-Ready papers are expected either in Microsoft Word or LaTeX format.

Authors' Style Guidance and a Microsoft Word 2003 template are available for download.

Bibliographic references have to follow the IEEE or APA style depending on the track the paper is targeting for. Further details can be found in the Style Guide.

Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without any closer consideration of their content.


16 June 2010 President Ilves Opens Conference on Cyber Conflict
16 June 2010 President Ilves Opens Conference on Cyber Conflict
11 June 2010 Peter Flory to give an ending keynote at the Conference
24 May 2010 Melissa Hathaway confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Conference
16 March 2010 Conference Speakers Announced

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