Call for Papers: State, Local, and Regional Issues in Cybersecurity



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Lincoln, Nebraska


The University of Nebraska College of Law Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program

This conference will focus on cybersecurity issues facing actors at the state, local, and regional level – including state and local government, local and federal law enforcement (including military and intelligence), firms and entrepreneurs, legal and security practitioners, individuals, and groups representing various public interest concerns. This topic will be construed broadly – many security issues of interest at the national level are also of interest at the subnational level.

We also solicit participation from a range of disciplines. Conference panels will primarily comprise academics from law, policy, and technical disciplines, as well as representatives of the fields listed above.

The day-long conference will be hosted in Lincoln, NE, at the College of Law on March 17, 2017, with a dinner for conference panelists the evening of March 16, 2017. Funding for accommodations and reasonable travel expenses is available for invited speakers.


Those interested in speaking at this conference should e-mail Gus Hurwitz ( byOctober 14, 2016. Please include “[Cybersecurity Conference]” in the subject line. The e-mail should include a brief biographical background (links to biographical web pages are fine) and a statement of the participant’s expertise or interest in the topic of the conference.

Decisions about conference participation will be made by December 2, 2016.

Papers and Publication

Participants are invited to submit articles relating to this conference to the University of Nebraska Law Review for a symposium volume. Those interested in writing for this volume should so indicate when requesting to participate in the conference. In addition, please submit an abstract no longer than 1,000 words to Gus Hurwitz by October 28, 2016. Symposium articles will be selected by December 2, 2016.

Final papers should typically be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Complete drafts will be expected byMarch 1, 2017, and will be circulated to conference participants.


Please contact Gus Hurwitz ( with any questions.