ICIW 2009
4th  International Conference on Information Warfare and Security
Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town, South Africa
26-27 March 2009

Conference Chair: Johannes Vorster, Council for Scientific and
                  Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa

Programme Chair: Edwin Leigh Armistead, Edith Cowan University,
Keynote Speakers: TBD

Information warfare and security are at the forefront of modern
defence strategies. Strong strands of research and interest are
developing in the area, including the understanding of threats and
risks to information systems, the development of a strong security
culture, as well as incident detection and post incident
investigation.  The International Conference on Information Warfare
and Security (ICIW) offers an opportunity for academics, practitioners
and consultants from the US, North America and elsewhere who are
involved in the study, management, development and implementation of
systems and concepts related to information warfare or are interested
in ways to improve information systems security, to come together and
exchange ideas. This conference is continuing to establish itself as a
key event for individuals working in the field from around the world.

The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of papers on
both the theory and practice of all aspects of Information Warfare and
Security. The conference in March 2009 is seeking qualitative,
experience-based and quantitative papers as well as case studies and
reports of work in progress from academics, information systems
practitioners, consultants and government departments.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 Adversarial Learning and planning
 Anonymous Routing
 Business continuity planning
 Coordination Theory
 Corporate defence mechanisms
 Damage Assessment
 Deception, Reactive and Proactive
 Denial of Service
 Differential Power Analysis (DPA) Attacks
 Disaster recovery
 Electro-magnetic pulse weapons
 Ethical, Political and Social Issues relating to Information Warfare
 Geospatial Security
 Homeland Security
 Honeynet countermeasures
 Information Assurance
 Information Operations
 Information warfare and security education
 Information warfare policy
 Information warfare techniques
 Information warfare theory
 Information, computer and network security
 Infra-structure warfare
 Intrusion Detection
 Insider Threat
 IS027001 ISM3 Security Management Maturity
 Legal issues concerned with information warfare and e-Crime
 National security policy
 OODA Loop
 Petri Nets
 Perception management
 Physical security
 Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)
 Risk analysis and assessment
 Security Education
 Security for small to medium enterprises
 Security policy
 Vulnerability assessments.

Publication Opportunity

Selected papers from the Conference will be considered for publication
in a special issue of the Journal of Information Warfare:

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Submission details

Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more
than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be
received by 4 September 2008. Please read the abstract guidelines

Submission: Via the online submission form. Please ensure that you
complete all relevant sections of the form, including the conference
track the abstract is intended for, the proposed title for the paper,
the full names (first name and surname, not initials) and email
addresses of all authors and a postal address and telephone number for
at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact
author is not the lead author.

Full paper: Only required when the abstract has been selected and not
to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and
references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be
followed). Submission date will be no later than 23 October
2008. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by
email to the conference manager, Elaine Hayne.

Important information

    * The selection panel of the conference committee will consider
      all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the
      proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.

    * The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will
      receive a notification of abstract selection.

    * All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the
      conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed
      subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a
      suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is
      appropriately referenced.

    * For authors whose first language is not English we request that
      you have your work proof read prior to submission by a native English
      speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected
      due to a poor standard of English.

    * Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference
      proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the
      work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference
      website for more information about registration).

    * Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference,
      the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if
      multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors
      need to present each paper. Author registrations must be completed by
      19 February 2009.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline:  4 September 2008
Notification of abstract acceptance: 11 September 2008
Full paper due for review: 23 October 2008
Notification of paper acceptance(with any requested changes):	
  4 January 2009
Earlybird registration closes, 18 January 2009
Final paper due:  29 January 2009
Final author registration date, 19 February 2009