Important Dates

Full Paper Submission:  29 Jul 18
Notification of Paper Acceptance:  20 Aug 18
Final Paper Submission: 17 Sep 18


CyCon U.S. Call for Papers is now open

 Theme: Cyber Conflict during Competition


CyCon U.S. seeks technical, legal, political, and military positions and research related to Cyber Conflict during Competition.

“Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security.”1 During competition, U.S. and Allied forces actively campaign to advance and defend national interests in an environment that is short of armed conflict. Adversaries are increasing activities to separate alliances, devalue partnerships, and challenge traditional methods of deterrence by conducting operations that make unclear the distinctions between peace and war.2 These actions include political, economic, informational, and military efforts that exceed steady-state diplomacy, yet are short of violence.  Conflict during competition combine cyber, electronic, and information operations to infiltrate systems and infrastructure, influence the sentiments of the populace and national decision makers, destabilize partners and allies, and set conditions for a 'fait accompli' campaign with conventional forces. How democratic state and non-state actors anticipate, adapt, and innovate during competition will dictate the success of the democratic world and its citizens.


CyCon U.S. is a premier conference on cyber conflict. It provides a venue for fresh ideas, relevant and actionable content, insight into future trends, and access to industry, government, and military leaders, cyber innovators, and pioneers in the discipline. The conference promotes multidisciplinary cyber initiatives and furthers research and cooperation on cyber threats and opportunities.  CyCon U.S. is a collaborative effort between the Army Cyber Institute at the United States Military Academy and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.  CyCon U.S. complements the NATO CyCon Conference held every spring in Estonia.


Submission Guidance

Authors are asked to submit original and unpublished papers (not more than 8000 words, including footnotes and references). If the paper is accepted for publication in the conference proceedings, an author must attend to present the research.  


All papers for CyCon U.S. must be in IEEE Xplore–compliant format.  See the following link for templates and further instructions:


Download the Paper Template here.
(SHA256: 77ef196c901a113183338e083db4206938d66179400f9223841d9f0c7ac07902)

Submit papers via Microsoft Conference Management here.


[1] 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States of America

[2] Paraphrased from Multi-Domain Battle: Evolution of Combined Arms for the 21st Century 2025-2040

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