[Air-L] CFP: NATO CCD COE workshop on Ethics of Cyber Conflict: 21-22 November 2013

Mariarosaria Taddeo mariarosariataddeo at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 00:59:08 PDT 2013

*Apologies for cross posting*
*Ethics of Cyber Conflict*

*Time:* 21-22 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 enemy’s information infrastructure has become as
decisive as weapon superiority with respect to determining the outcome of
conflicts. So much so that Pentagon’s 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 state’s 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 http://ccdcoe.org/428.html .
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. Submission details
are provided on the workshop website.
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 Centre’s 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- ccdcoe.org) or Anna-Maria Talihärm
(anna-maria.taliharm -at- ccdcoe.org)

Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo
Research Fellow in Cyber Security and Ethics, PAIS, University of Warwick
Research Associate - Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of

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