4th Workshop on ICT Uses in Warfare and the Safeguarding of Peace
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Join us at the 3rd Biennial Conference in 2012.
Date: Thursday 16 August 2012
Venue: Protea Hotel Balalaika, Sandton, South Africa
The workshop is sponsored by CSIR Defence, Peace, Safety and Security in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Information Security South Africa (ISSA) Conference.
The Workshop on ICT Uses in Warfare and the Safeguarding of Peace is a note-worthy initiative that follows on three previous workshops: London (2007), Pretoria (2008), and Bela-Bela (2010). After the success of the workshops held in South Africa, the organising committee will be joining up with the annual ISSA (Information Security for South Africa) conference to provide a unique opportunity to interact with key researchers in the field. ISSA enables key players to review sustainable practice that have been developed by South Africans in order to meet the challenges delivered by globalisation in terms of information security.
The workshop will be hosted by the CSIR Defence, Peace, Safety and Security’s (DPSS) Command, Control, and Information Warfare (CCIW) competency area and the School of Management, IT and Governance at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN). The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It DPSS unit provides technology, advice and solutions in defence and security. The UKZN School of Management, Information Technology & Governance offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the disciplines of Marketing; Management and Entrepreneurship; Human Resources and Labour Relations; Supply Chain Management; Information Systems and Management; Information Systems and Technology; and Public Administration. The School conducts a number of innovative research projects in the areas of ICT for Development, Security, ICT in Education, Medical Informatics, eGovernment and Green IT.
The Programme Committee includes various international members that serve on IFIP Committees, UKZN, 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. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings with an ISBN number.
The 2012 Workshop on ICT Uses in Warfare and the Safeguarding of Peace will take place on Thursday 16 August 2012 in Johannesburg. Attendance of the ISSA conference from 15 to 17 August is also encouraged. For more information on ISSA go to: http://infosecsa.co.za/
We want to express our gratitude to IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) for the continued support they have offered this workshop from its first event in 2008.The South African local workshop will in future be organised by the CSIR and other interested parties in conjunction with willing and related conferences. A first regional version of this workshop was held in 2011 in Botswana and an international version is to be held in conjunction with the annual IFIP TC9 HCC conference in Amsterdam in September 2012. The regional and international events will be organised in partnership with IFIP.
For the papers and presentations of the previous workshops, click here.