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Please circulate widely!

Perspectives for Peace Policy in the Age of Computer Network Attacks

International Conference 
June 29 - 30, 2001
Heinrich Boell Foundation, Berlin/Germany

"Cyberwar" is about to come. The United States have been making use of
data networks for military purposes for some years now. While they have
already established a Unit for Computer Network Attacks, other states
like Russia and China only recently started to pay attention to this new
'battlefield'. The German armed forces are also currently working on
their first doctrine for "Information Operations" which will include the
offensive use of cyberspace. This development can lead to a new
electronic arms race which still can be slowed down and maybe brought to
a halt. 
At the same time the risk of hacker attacks on critical infrastructures
is often discussed as "cyberwar", and the security policy agencies of
many states are using this discussion to demand expanded competences. An
adequate strategy to deal with this problem should be developed in
cooperation with the mostly private infrastructure operators, but also
with privacy rights groups. The strategy should be acceptable for
everybody involved and at the same time avoid repression and encourage
The military use of cyberspace and the defense of civil data networks
are two sides of the same development which can lead to a militarization
of global data networks. A new "cyber peace policy" is necessary.
At this conference we will discuss new possibilities of cyber arms
control. The aim is to map out new civil strategies on the borderline of
foreign and security policy, technology policy, economic policy and
domestic policy. Coming to grips with this complexity requires a
multidisciplinary and inter-agency debate.
We will evaluate concepts of arms control and disarmament and assess
their usability for the new realm of "computer network attacks" and
outline a "Memorandum for the peaceful use of cyberspace". The
conference will bring together actors from various disciplines, policy
fields and traditions of thought to support the civil development of
computer utilization.


Friday, June 29, 2001

2:30 p.m. Registration

3:00 p.m. Welcoming statement 
Olga Drossou, Heinrich Boell Foundation

3:15 p.m. Security policy in the information society - A task for the
- Introduction
Olivier Minkwitz, FoG:IS
- Computer network attacks - military planning and developments 
Ingo Ruhmann, FifF
- Hacker attacks - a problem of national security? 
Ralf Bendrath, FoG:IS/Network New Media
Moderation: Goetz Neuneck, IFSH

4:45 p.m. Coffee Break

5:00 p.m. Taking Stock I: Political and Legal Norms 
- Strategic contexts of cyberwar 
Martin Kahl, University of Saarbrücken
- Activities of the German Government: Arms Control
Berthold Johannes, Department of Arms Control, Federal Ministry of
Foreign Affairs
- Information operations and the debate in international law 
Richard W. Aldrich, US Air Force Office of Special Investigations,
Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
- Russian Perspectives of Information Warfare 
Alexander Nikitin, Center for Political and International Studies,
Moderation: Georg Schöfbänker, Austrian Information Bureau for Security
Policy and Arms Control (AISA)/FoG:IS, Linz

7:00 p.m. Dinner 

8:00 p.m. Taking Stock II: Technologies
- Weapons in Cyber War: On Viruses, Trojan Horses, and Hacker-Tools
Klaus Brunnstein, Computer Science Department, University of Hamburg
- Electromagnetic weapons 
Caroline Mojert, Department of Physics, University of Hamburg
- IT-security and critical infrastructures 
Susanne Jantsch, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG)
Moderation: Ute Bernhardt, FifF

9:30 p.m. End of first conference day with conversation and wine

Saturday, June 30, 2001

10:00 a.m. Perspectives I: Civil Technology Policy
- Multi-dimensional IT-security and civil technology policy
Olaf Winkel, School for Administration and Judicature Berlin
- Civilization of risk discourse and IT-security
Ute Bernhardt, FifF
- Preventive arms control in the IT sector
John Grin, University of Amsterdam/Peace Research and European Security
Studies (AFES-PRESS)
- Open Source-Systems as a means of confidence building?
Oliver Meier, Verification Research, Training & Information Centre
(VERTIC), London
Moderation: Ingo Ruhmann, FifF

11:30 a.m. Coffee Break

11:45 a.m. Perspectives II - Political and Legal Norms 
- International cyber arms control in the context of the 
"Revolution in Military Affairs" 
Otfried Nassauer, Berlin Information Center on Transatlantic Security
- A convention for the ban of information warfare?
Andrew Rathmell, Information Assurance Advisory Council/Kings College
- Obstacles and options in implementing cyber arms control 
Dorothy Denning, Georgetown Institute for Information Assurance,
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 
- Infopeace: Actively securing peace through tension resistent
communication structures and non-agression pacts 
Andy Müller-Maguhn, Chaos Computer Club/ICANN
Moderation: Martin Kahl, University of Saarbruecken

1:15 p.m. Lunch Break

2:15 p.m. State of the art and perspectives of arms control
- Trends in arms dynamics and arms control 
Ulrich Albrecht, Free University of Berlin
- Conventional arms control: Lessons learned 
Hans-Joachim Schmidt, PRIF
- Preventive arms control - a useful new concept? 
Goetz Neuneck/Christian Moelling, IFSH
Moderation: Regina Passier, FoG:IS

3:45 p.m. Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. Cyberwar as a new challenge for arms control
- Starting points for cyber arms control 
Georg Schoefbaenker, Austrian Information Bureau for Security Policy and
Arms Control/FoG:IS, 
Comments by
- Hans-Joachim Schmidt, PRIF
- Götz Neuneck, IFSH
- Otfried Nassauer, BITS
Moderation: Ralf Bendrath, FoG:IS/Network New Media

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Perspectives of Cyber Arms Control
Panel Discussion with 
- Dorothy Denning, Georgetown Institute for Information Assurance,
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
- Winfried Nachtwei, Member of the German Parliament/The Greens, Member
of the Armed Services Committee 
- Alexander Nikitin, Center for Political and International Studies,
- Georg Schoefbaenker, AISA/FoG:IS, Linz 
- Andrew Rathmell, Information Assurance Advisory Council/Kings College
- Uta Zapf, Member of the German Parliament/Socialdemocratic Party,
Chairwoman of the Subcommittee for Disarmament, Arms Control and
Moderation: Olivier Minkwitz, FoG:IS

9:00 p.m. End of event 


Conference Organizer
- Heinrich Boell Foundation, Rosenthaler Strasse 40/41, 10178 Berlin

Cooperation Partners
- Research Group Information Society and Security Policy (FoG:IS) 
- Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility
- Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at Hamburg
University (IFSH)
- Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) 
- Network New Media 

Conference languages
German and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided for all

Olga Drossou, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Berlin, drossou@boell.de, Tel:
0049-30-285 34183, Fax: 0049-30-285 34 108 
Ralf Bendrath, FoG:IS, Berlin, bendrath@zedat.fu-berlin.de, Tel.
0049-30-838 52299, Fax 0049-30-838-54160 
Georg, Schoeffbaenker, OISR, Linz, oisr@aon.at, Schratzstraße 8, 4040
Linz, Tel: 0043-732-71 09 42

Gallery of Heinrich Boell Foundation, Hackesche Hoefe, Rosenthaler
Straße 40/41, 10178 Berlin
City Map:

Please register before June 22th, 2001
Online-Registration Form: <http://www.boell.de/cyberpeace> (will be
available in a few days)
E-mail Registration: medien@boell.de
Snail mail Registration: Heinrich Boell Stiftung, c/o Monika Steins,
Rosenthaler Straße 40/41, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Fax Registration: 0049-30-28534108

Registration Fees
Regular Fee: DM 50,00 
Students Fee: DM 25,00 
The registration fee will include all meals und the conference papers.

You can reserve your accommodation in Berlin via
<http://www.tourisline.com> or <http://www.berlin.de>


Wanja Eric Naef 
Webmaster & Principal Researcher 
IWS - The Information Warfare Site 

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