Proposal Deadline: February 28, 2011 for Nano-Cyberwarfare and Counterterrorism

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Steven John Thompson, PhD
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Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011
Nano-Cyberwarfare and Counterterrorism: Threat, Attack, Resistance, and Survival Technology Issues
A book edited by Dr. Steven John Thompson, Towson University

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Warfare in cyberspace is taking on the new dimensionality for nanotechnologies. Whether billions of people are at risk for concentrated singular attacks, embedded message bits are rallying terror troops through innocuous imagery, or nanotubes are readily linking to brain neurons, the scope and range of future warfare today is subject to nanotechnologies and the ones and zeroes of digitality.

Objective of the Book

The book is dedicated to expert research topics and analyses of non-traditional asymmetric warfare at the nanotechnology level: its players, problems, and strategies. Gathering some of the leading voices that recognize and understand the complexities and intricacies of nano-cyberwarfare early on in the phenomenon will result in a resourceful compendium to be accessed by decision-makers and academic theorists concerned with identification and adoption of counterterrorism initiatives possibly leading to policy adoption and reform for cyberwarfare.

Target Audience

Academic, corporate, and military proponents of the surge in terrorism studies course offerings associated with homeland security, international relations, encryption, globalization, and other allied fields may seek and find value in reference content from this book. While many major universities liaise with the military today, this book offers enhancement to that liaison by merging trans-disciplinary and trans-occupational voices into a singular compelling compendium of relevant inquiry on nano-cyberwarfare.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas of inquiry:

Asymmetrical warfare
Botnet design and proliferation
Collective hives, Internet brain implants, and cyber-solidarity
Counterterrorism strategies
Cyberwarfare methods and strategies
Emergence, meta-systems, swarms, and telepresence
Ethics of nanotechnology in warfare
Hacking and hashing
Information warfare
Nanotech security and weaponry
New media and propaganda
OS cyber command
Philosophy of the disaster
Physical and/or virtual pandemics
Steganography and espionage
Surveillance studies and techniques
Terrorism studies and techniques
Terrorist issues for nanotechnology
Virality roles in virtual destruction

Submission Procedure

Researcher scholars and practitioners are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 750 words clearly explaining the mission and proposed content of the proposed chapter by February 28, 2011. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 1, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters of no more than 8,000 words are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2011. Review results will be returned to accepted authors by August 30, 2011. Final chapter revisions of no more than 10,000 words are to be submitted by October 30, 2011. All full chapter manuscripts will be subject to a double-blind international review process. Anticipated publication release date is 2012.

Important Dates

1st Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2011
2nd Proposal Submission Deadline: March 28, 2011
Last Call for Proposals: April 28, 2011
Full Chapter Submission: June 30, 2011
Review Results to Authors: August 30, 2011
Revised Chapter Submission: September 30, 2011
Final Acceptance Notifications: October 15, 2011
Submission of Final Chapters: October 30, 2011


Authors are invited to propose and later submit well-researched chapters that provide enriching insights into the subject matter. Chapter proposals, preferably products of original works which have not appeared, nor are under consideration, in other venues are especially welcome. Authors should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual and submit abstracts and chapters in MS Word. Please forward all initial inquiries and submissions via e-mail as MS Word documents or as PDF files (preferred) to