Cyberpeace is more than the absence of cyberwar




Kai Nothdurft, Information Security Officer, Munich;
Britta Schinzel, University of Freiburg;
(Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF))


On the one hand, the track addresses the threats emerging from cyber warfare policies that include the worldwide and total surveillance of all digital communication media, the espionage and sabotage via the Internet endangering the main civil infrastructures, and the massive military armament that relies on information technology.

On the other hand, the track aims at peace in cyberspace in a very general sense meaning the peaceful use of the cyberspace for the benefit of human kind and the environment as well as for international understanding and worldwide development.

Subjects and scope

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Prohibition of surveillance of the civil society that is violating human rights,
  • annulation of security doctrines that put everyone under general suspicion,
  • guaranteed integrity of the Internet protected against military misuse,
  • arms control of offensive cyber weapons and surveillance technology,
  • ban of development and use of offensive cyber weapons.


The track will consist of presentations of invited and accepted papers and provide open discussions.

Target groups

Experts in Computer and Society, experts in Peace Studies

Important dates

Submission deadline: 27 February 2015
Notification of acceptance: 20 March 2015