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Workshop on ICT Uses in Warfare and the Safeguarding of Peace - Call for Papers

Call for Papers

          Workshop on ICT Uses in Warfare and the Safeguarding of Peace – 11 October 2010








The organising committee for the 2010 Workshop on ICT uses in Warfare and the Safeguarding of Peace hereby announces the first call for papers.

The Workshop on ICT uses in Warfare and the Safeguarding of Peace is a note-worthy initiative that follows on two previous workshops; one held in London in 2007, and a second held in Pretoria in 2008. After the success of the workshop held in South Africa in 2008, the organising committee will be joining up with SAICSIT 2010 to provide a unique opportunity to interact with key researchers in the field. This workshop forms part of the IFIP 50th Anniversary Year celebrations.

SAICSIT focuses on research and development in computing and information technology (IT) in South Africa. It aims to enhance the communication amongst members and all interested parties regarding research and development projects by means of services and links with other professional bodies.

The workshop will be hosted by the CSIR Defence, Peace, Safety and Security’s (DPSS) Command, Control, and Information Warfare (CCIW) competency area. The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Its DPSS unit provides technology, advice and solutions in defence and security.

The Programme Committee includes various international members that serve on IFIP Committees, the CSIR, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), and other research institutes. The Program Committee thus spans academia, industry and the military. This will provide theoretical, operational and practical viewpoints at this gathering. 

The field of ICT security and its uses in warfare and the safeguarding of peace are wide and include various technical, legal, managerial, social, operational and even ethical issues. Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to focus the efforts of academia, military, industry and government to promote creative thinking in this field and the promotion of viable solutions to unanswered questions. We are looking for contributions in the form of research papers, case studies, lessons learned, current research or research in progress results.



  • 17 June 2010 :  Paper Submission Deadline (closed)
  • 23 July 2010 : Notification of Acceptance
  • 11 August 2010 :  Final Paper Submission Deadline


Venue: Forever Resort, Bela Bela (Warmbaths)



Papers will need to comply with the following review process:

  • Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings with an ISBN number.
  • Peer-review of papers.
  • At least two reviewers will anonymously review each paper. Therefore, papers are likely to qualify for subsidy earning publications.
  • The full paper should be submitted on the submission page of the official workshop web site/link.
  • Please use the provided MS Word template to format and style the paper. If you are unable to type in MS Word (you use another text editor and thus are unable to produce a MS Word file in the specified template), please contact the organisers to make special arrangements.

The paper should not exceed 4000 words, including the abstract, figures and references


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Peace Support Operations
  • Socio-technical aspects of ICT uses in warfare and peace
  • ICT uses in war and peace from a military perspective
  • ICT uses in command and control
  • Legal, ethical and social issues related to Information Security
  • Information Warfare
  • Network Warfare
  • Psychological Warfare
  • Strategic Information Security
  • Information Operations
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Cyber-terror
  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Forensic applications and solutions
  • Hacking cracking and other technical challenges
  • Managerial perspectives
  • Governance and standards
  • Promotion of democratic practices through ICT uses

Organising Committee (alphabetical order):

Louise Leenen, Mapule Modise, Jackie Phahlamohlaka, Renier van Heerden, and Namosha Veerasamy

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The proceedings of the previous workshop can be viewed at:



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