Call for Papers for Junior Scholars: International Conference - Intelligence in the Knowledge Society

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Call for Papers for Junior Scholars
International Conference - Intelligence in the Knowledge Society (IKS), 23rd edition
26-27 October 2017, Bucharest, Romania

Advantages for junior scholars attending the IKS 2017:
• No registration fee
• Free accommodation in Bucharest for the best contributions
• High quality papers to be selected for publication in the Romanian Intelligence Studies Review (RISR)

Security and intelligence studies have developed consistently over the past years and have attracted an increasing number of junior scholars. While security studies emerged from the traditional paradigm of strategic studies and has combined fruitfully with social sciences, intelligence studies is now undergoing the same transformation. A new generation of scholars is overcoming the intelligence-as-training concept and is adding new theoretical refinement to the field. While intelligence, both as a practice and as a field of study, used to be seen as the area of practitioners, it is increasingly being approached as an academic discipline. 

Within this context, the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (MV NIA) invites junior scholars (PhD students currently pursuing their doctoral research), and scholars who have completed their PhD dissertations within the past three years (October 1, 2014 - submission deadline) to submit paper abstracts for the 23rd edition of its annual international conference on Intelligence in the Knowledge Society. The conference will take place in Bucharest, Romania, 26-27 October 2017. The IKS is a forum which facilitates meetings between practitioners and scholars, and where an exchange of views is encouraged in an open and fruitful environment. 

This year’s conference is organized around five major themes, covering topics related to both security and intelligence studies:
¬ Small States and Security Dilemmas: A look into the future; 
¬ Enforcing Efficiency and Effectiveness in the 2020s Intelligence Organization; 
¬ Privacy and Security Debate in Intelligence; 
¬ History of Intelligence: Days of the Future Past; 
¬ Data and Intelligence Analysis. Differences and Continuities. 

Those interested in participating are invited to submit the title and summary of their proposed presentation (abstracts of maximum 300 words), as well as a short CV (no more than 2 pages) by June 15, 2017 at Acceptance notifications will be sent by July 15 2017, while final papers must be submitted by September 15, 2017. In addition to requesting no registration fee, organizers will cover accommodation in Bucharest for the best contributions. Outstanding academic papers will be selected for publication in the Romanian Intelligence Studies Review (RISR).

Further inquiries on organizational details can be addressed to: Dr. Valentin Stoian (,

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