Research and Publications

ECCRI Virtual Research Workshops – Call for Submissions Spring 2024

We are inviting abstract submissions for the Spring semester for the 2024 ECCRI Virtual Research Workshops. These workshops, supported by the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (ECCRI), provide researchers and practitioners with a platform to present and receive feedback on ongoing research projects and in-progress papers.

ECCRI Virtual Research Workshops are hour-long meetings on Zoom, held every month. To ensure high-quality feedback, ECCRI assigns an expert discussant for each workshop to provide detailed comments, before opening up the discussion to all participants. Read more information on workshop format and previous topics here.

For the spring semester 2024, we invite submissions that focus on the relationship between cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and other emerging technologies. While the economic and social impacts of AI have dominated headlines over the last year, the implications of AI for cybersecurity (both offence and defence) have received less attention. Cybersecurity is one aspect of AI safety and security more broadly, and the course of cybersecurity policy offers important lessons for nascent AI governance conversations. Beyond AI, there are other emerging technologies – such as quantum computing, next generation semiconductors, and biotechnologies – that also have the potential to significantly change the cybersecurity landscape.

Submissions accepted for inclusion in the Spring semester workshops will have the option to submit a short piece to ECCRI’s new media outlet, Binding Hook, and will receive guaranteed editorial review and feedback even if not selected for publication.

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words to cyberworkshops@eccri.eu by 31 January 2024, ideally in the email text rather than as attachments. We will select the 4 best submissions and announce the schedule for April-August by the beginning of March. We especially encourage submissions for early-career scholars or scholars from underrepresented communities in the field.

We look forward to reading your submissions, and to seeing you online!

Best,

Lennart Maschmeyer and Lilly Pijnenburg Muller (co-chairs)