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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Michael J. Lanham
LTC, CY (FA47 Academy Professor)
Assistant Professor, USMA

Director, Cyber Research Center, 109 Thayer Hall, West Point, NY 10996
(w) 845-938-5016, DSN: 688-5016

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In the last three decades, cyberspace has evolved into a domain of conflict
where security and order are challenged. New and rapidly transforming
technologies, divergent policies, an expanding environment, and the struggle
for balance between privacy and security, are part of this landscape. As a
result, the future state of cyberspace depends highly on efforts and
initiatives to reduce its uncertainty and fortify its networks.

The 1st International Conference on Cyber Conflict in the U.S. (CyCon U.S.),
akin to the CyCon conferences held in Tallinn, Estonia, facilitates
information exchange across the cyber community among government officials,
academia, and industry from around the world. The conference promotes
security initiatives and furthers common knowledge on cyber  threats and
opportunities to address them. CyCon U.S. is a collaborative effort by the
Army Cyber Institute at the United States Military Academy  and the NATO
Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. 

In order to shape an agenda for moving forward, there are critical questions
that must be addressed. What are the systems, processes, and organizational
features that must be developed now to fortify our defense and ensure future
success? How does one best grow or cultivate the future cyber workforce to
face these future challenges? What can be done at the international level to
strengthen strategic defenses and safeguard society's mutual interests? Is
there a solution that can enable a favorable outcome or even guarantee a
realistic expectation of protection for networks? What policies and
techniques can create incentives for and facilitate cooperation toward
protecting everyone at all levels in cyberspace? These are questions that
will be addressed during the first edition of CyCon U.S. This call for
papers seeks the technical, legal, political, military, and economic
positions related to the following topics: 

.Cyber diplomacy
.Cyber security strategies and policies
.Military strategy and doctrine
.Government, industry and academia cooperation
.Cyber workforce development and readiness
.Network resilience
.Innovations in cyber research
.Law and ethics in cyberspace
.Information sharing
.Cybersecurity training and exercises
.Future risks, threats, and vulnerabilities
.Security practices for government and industry
.Situational awareness
.Threat countermeasures

Important Dates
Full Paper Submission:  July 8th, 2016 
Notification of Paper Acceptance:  August 5th, 2016 
Final Paper Submission: August 26th, 2016 

Authors are asked to submit original and unpublished papers (up to 6000
words, including footnotes and references).  If the paper is accepted for
publication in the conference proceedings, the authors will be invited to
present their research at the conference. The CFP pdf is at

Download and Read the Style Guidance for Papers at

Visit our EasyChair site for paper submission at

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