Mad Scientist Call for Papers: Cyber Proficient Force 2025 & Beyond
Due Friday 5 August
Are you or your organization interested in submitting a paper that would influence how the Army generates and employs a Cyber-proficient Force for 2025 & Beyond? Put your independent thoughts, research and development, and other efforts before an audience of thought leaders at the Mad Scientist Conference.
Since 2015, the TRADOC Mad Scientist Initiative enables continuous dialogue between Joint military, international partners, academia, policy institutions, and industry to help the Army explore the evolution of the far future operational environment (through 2040-2050) and examine all aspects of technology on the far future of armed conflict. This call for papers provides an opportunity for all wide community of interest to present papers to help shape and inform our understanding of the unique concepts and capabilities required for a future Cyber Proficient Force.
This conference will focus on the following issues: (1) What does the cyber environment look like in 2040-2050 (how will cyber influence the environment and the population? What technology will they be using? / What will connecting look like/ what will they connect to? What are the drivers influencing this or not)? (2) How do we build (assess – develop – retain – employ) a cyber proficient force that operates effectively in and through the cyber domain to meet Joint and Army requirements? (3) What new ideas must we consider in order to build and maintain partnerships with U.S., and International Academia, Industry, Defense Departments/Ministries and other Agencies to enhance cyberspace operations?
We are seeking unpublished paper submissions. Please submit an unclassified, eight to ten page paper for review and evaluation by 5 August 2016. Papers will be reviewed by staff of the United States Military Academy (USMA) Army Cyber Institute (ACI) and TRADOC (G-2, ARCIC and Centers of Excellence). Several of the highest ranked submissions will be considered to speak at the Cyber Conference and/or published in Small Wars Journal. Others may be invited to conduct a Mad Scientist Speaker Series (a virtual presentation broadcast on Adobe Connect) on their submitted topic.
Topics of Interest
- Build the Cyber-proficient Workforce
- Cyber Operations
- Cyber Capability Development
- Cyber Training and Education
- Cyber Facilities, Systems and Infrastructure
- Build and Maintain Partnerships
- Future Cyber environment
Paper Submission Requirements
- Submit Distribution A, unclassified, unpublished work to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> by COB Friday 5 August 2016.
- Papers submitted without release form will not be considered
- Please provide an additional one-page biographical sketch of the Author(s) and Co-Author(s) (as appropriate)
- Papers must be cleared through your organizations release processes, DoD and USG authors required to submit through PAO
- Submissions must be Distribution A, Unclassified (USG/DoD requirement)
8-10 Page Limit and Contain:
- Discussion of the problem, desired outcome(s), and specific aims or hypotheses
- A concise write up design including methods used and progress to date
- Data analysis and/or future research areas and ongoing related research plans (as applicable) (internal or external to submitting organization)
- Font 12 point
Additional Topic Information
- Please submit all documents in Word format
- Release forms and related documents can be downloaded through APAN at https://community.apan.org/wg/tradoc-g2/mad-scientist/