Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop 2015

18th of July, 2015 — Tallinn, Estonia

Location: Tallinn University of Technology, SOC building, Akadeemia tee 3, classrooms SOC-211 & SOC-212


WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS (in e-reader) (in pdf)

Tallinn University of Technology Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, IT Academy and the IT Law Programme at the University of Tartu invite you to attend the 1st Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop to be held at the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia on the 18th of July, 2015. The aim of the workshop is to bring together young as well as established scholars undertaking research in various disciplines related to information and communication technologies such as computer sciences, political and social sciences, and law.

The interdisciplinary format of the workshop promotes sharing and discussing novel research across different domains, thereby allowing for the creation of new synergies as well as being informed and inspired by “cyber”-research carried out by other disciplines than your own. Foremost, the workshop offers a friendly and forward-thinking environment for getting feedback on your ideas from an international pool of researchers. The workshop will be running in parallel sessions dedicated to more specific research areas, each session being chaired by established scholars and professionals.

Participants are requested to submit a 1000-word abstract. Abstracts should explain the relevance of the research, outline principle research questions and expected or achieved results. In addition to young researchers and scholars, we welcome student submissions based on their Master or PhD thesis research. Selected authors are invited to present their ideas at the workshop and all selected abstracts will be published as workshop proceedings by Tallinn University of Technology (with an ISBN number). Selected authors are also invited to submit their research as an academic article for established academic journals, subject to additional review process.



Call for abstracts deadline: 8th of May 2015 (via EasyChair)
Notification of authors: 24th of May 2015
Registration deadline for non-authors is CLOSED!


Programme committee choosing the abstracts:

Ms Agnes Kasper, Tallinn University of Technology
Dr Andra Siibak, Tartu University, Department of Media and Communication
Dr Andreas Ventsel, Tartu University, Department of Semiotics
Ms Anna-Maria Osula, Tartu University, NATO CCD COE
Dr Hayretdin Bahsi, Tallinn University of Technology
Dr Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva, Tartu University, Director of IT Law Programme
Dr Iain Phillips, Loughborough University
Dr Marwan Fayed, University of Stirling
Prof Olaf Maennel, Tallinn University of Technology
Mr Teemu Uolevi Vaisanen, NATO CCD COE
Mr Toomas Lepik, Tallinn University of Technology
Mr Tomaš Minarik, NATO CCD COE



Full agenda can be found here (subject to changes).

Confirmed keynotes by:

Prof Christopher Millard, Queen Mary University of London on “Data Sovereignty, Data Flow, and International Jurisdiction in Cloud Computing”

Prof Jon Crowcroft,  Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge on “Gnawing away at Internet of Things Silos”


Additional materials:

‘Forced Localization of Cloud Services: is Privacy the Real Driver?’, an article by prof Christopher Millard, IEEE Cloud Computing, 2015

‘Rapid assessment of video streams’, an abstract by Ben Agnew and Matthew Sorell, Adelaide University



Attending the ICR workshop is free of charge and also open for participants who have not submitted an abstract (registration for non-authors is CLOSED). Travel to/from Tallinn and accommodation is to be covered by the participants.

The ICR workshop is organised in conjunction with the Cyber Security Summer School, held in Laulasmaa, Estonia, 13-17 July 2015. For more information on the Summer School, please visit:

Facebook event: here


We would also like to point out to two good summer schools that are happening the week before and after:



Anna-Maria Osula (Tartu University; NATO CCD COE), anna-maria.osula -at-
Olaf Maennel (Tallinn University of Technology), om -at-