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Call for Papers


The Air Force Cyber College is hosting a conference on Air Force Cyber Strategy:Transforming Cyberspace to Assure the Third Offset. We are pleased to invite you to join with other distinguished experts to contribute papers for presentation at this conference that will be published as part of the conference proceedings. Each paper will be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, and final drafts should be submitted by November 1, 2017. 

The central aim of this project is to contribute to a better understanding of the structural sources of cybersecurity challenges and to identify common methodologies that will serve as framework for identifying technical solutions and better informed policies, law and doctrine. The book will further the vision of the conference by serving as a product in which ideas and experiences amongst cyber professionals from interagency, joint, industry, academic and international entities are shared. 

The conference will focus on all aspects of cyberpower. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber resilience, cyber assurance, and the Third Offset
  • Developing cyber policy and strategy based on levels of resilience. If we have a “thin line” what cyber options should be on the table?
  • Assuring critical missions in a contested cyber environment by identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities, and understanding threat actors.
  • Strategies of threat management using diplomatic, informational, military and economic levers of national power
  • Norms for targeting, signaling, escalation, and de-escalation in the conduct of cyber conflicts
  • Whole-of-Society cooperation strategies for sustaining efforts over decades with top-notch leaders and technologically diverse staff
  • Mapping societal cyber dependencies
  • Explorations of technologically possible near-to-long-term threats
  • Hypotheses about adversary approaches to using the third offset against us

Prospective authors are invited to submit their full-length papers electronically via the link below. Papers will be reviewed for merit and content. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings only if the author is registered for the conference and presents the paper at the conference. 


2 October 2017 - Deadline for submission of paper proposal

1 November 2017 Final Drafts Submitted

30 November 2017 - Final papers (camera ready), signed copyright form due

23-24 January 2017 - Air Force Cyber Strategy Conference

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Maxwell AFB, AL  36112

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