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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Ethics of Cyber Conflict, November 2013, Rome, ITALY

Time: November 2013 
Place: Rome, Italy
Participation fee: none
In the age of the so-called information revolution, the ability to control, disrupt or manipulate 
the enemys information infrastructure has become as decisive as weapon superiority with respect 
to determining the outcome of conflicts. So much so that Pentagons definition of cyberspace as a 
new domain in which war is waged, alongside land, sea, air and space, comes as no surprise.

The deployment of cyber conflicts as part of a states defensive or offensive strategy is a fast 
growing phenomenon, which is rapidly changing the dynamics of combat as well as the role that 
warfare plays in political negotiations and the life of civil societies. Such changes are not 
the exclusive concern of the military, for they also have a bearing on ethicists and policymakers, 
since existing ethical theories of war, together with national and international regulations, 
struggle to address the novelties of this phenomenon. 

The issue could not be more pressing and there is a much felt and fast escalating need to share 
information and coordinate ethical theorising about cyber conflicts. Contributions to the workshop 
will address issues concerning the way ICTs are affecting our ethical views of conflicts and 
warfare, as well as the analysis of just-war principles in the light of the dissemination of 
cyber conflicts; humanitarian military interventions based on ICTs; whether preventive acts of 
cyber war may satisfy jus-ad-bellum criteria; challenges of upholding jus-in-bello standards in 
cyber warfare, especially in asymmetric conflicts; attribution and proportionality of the response 
to cyber attacks; moral permissibility of automated responses and ethical deployment of military 
robotic weapons. More details can be found on the workshop website .

The workshop will be a two-day event organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of 
Excellence and chaired by Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, Department of Politics and International Studies,
University of Warwick. The event will gather ethicists, experts in military studies, policymakers 
and experts in cyber security to discuss the ethical problems caused by cyber conflicts.
Submission of Papers:

Authors are required to submit an extended abstract of the planned paper which should describe the 
topic and set out the main aspects and structure of the research (up to 1000 words). Following a 
preliminary review and acceptance of the abstract, the authors will be requested to submit the 
full paper that meets high academic quality, which will be considered for a publication in an 
international peer-reviewed journal.

Speakers will be offered travel, transfer from,and to the airport, accommodation for the duration 
of the event. 

Submission details, author guidance and other practical information will be made available on the 
Centres website latest by August 2013.
Important Dates
Extended abstracts (1000 words): 9 September 2013
Notification of acceptance: 30 September 2013
Full paper: 07 November 2013
Registration is required for this event, please contact events -at-
For enquiries about the workshop, please contact Lt Ludovica Glorioso 
(ludovica.glorioso -at- or Anna-Maria Talihrm (anna-maria.taliharm -at-