Cyber Politics Conference






August 20-23, 2020 – ISTANBUL


About The Conference

The Istanbul Bosphorus International Cyberpolitics, Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity Conference is an annual four-day event presented jointly by Cyberpolitik Journal and  Centre for Cyber Politics Research of Association for Human Rights Education (AHRE) in conjunction with academia, government and private industry organizations.

The Istanbul Bosphorus International Cyberpolitics and Cybersecurity is the most significant conference and exhibition of cyber-related political issues in Turkey.

The conference provides participants with a unique and special opportunity to get acquainted with the latest innovations and solutions featured by the international cyberpolitics community. The conference’s main focuses are on networking, strengthening alliances and forming new connections.


The conference will present a wide range of issues including problem solving strategies and solutions for the global cyber threat that meet the diverse challenges for different sectors: politics, finance transportation, utilities, defense, R&D, manufacturing, telecommunication, health and government.

Call For Papers: Conference Issues

You are invited to present your research work under one of the following conference tracks:

  • Cyberpolitics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberlaw
  • Cyber Ethics
  • Cyber Philosophy
  • Cyber Conflict
  • Cyber Surveillance
  • E-democracy
  • E-economy
  • E-commerce
  • E-education
  • E-participation
  • E-accountability
  • Social Media
  • Cyber Religion
  • Cyber Addiction
  • Cyber Governance
  • Cyber Regulations/Laws
  • Cyberspace
  • Internet of Things (IoTs)
  • Internet Layers and Political Levels of Analysis
  • Cyber Actors
  • Cyberpolitics and Globalization
  • Cyberpolitics and Nation-State
  • Cyberspace and Non-State Actors
  • Cyber as a space
  • Cyber as a world
  • Cyber as a science
  • Cyber as a Platform
  • Is cyberspace controllable?
  • Who is the Boss in Cyberspace?
  • Cybersecurity and Bureaucracy
  • Cyber crimes and Turkey




Agenda will be announced after papers arrived.

Organizing Comittee

Conference Chair & Deputy Chair

Associate Professor Nezir Akyeşilmen, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey

Deputy Chair Orhan Gültekin, MA, (Cyber Expert, Coordinator for Cyber Politics Research Centre (SPAM) of Association for Human Rights Education) (Turkey)

Organizing Committee

Professor Bilal Sambur, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey
Assist. Professor Başak Yavcan, TOBB ETÜ University, Ankara, Turkey
Prof. Pardis Moslemzadeh Tehrani ( University of Malaya) ( Malaysia)

Prof. Javaid Rehman  (SOAS, University of London) (UK)

Prof. Murat Tümay ( School of Law, Istanbul Medeniyet University) (Turkey)
Dr.  Vanessa Tinker (Hacettepe  University) (Turkey)

International Scientific Committee

Prof. Michael Freeman (University of Essex) (UK)
Prof. Hüseyin Bağcı (Middle East Technical University) ( Turkey)

Dr. Carla Backley (School of Law, University of Nottingham) (UK)
Prof.Dr. Ramazan  Gözen (Marmara University)(Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Mohd Ikbal Abdul Wahab ( International Islamic University of Malaysia)( Malaysia)

Prof. Dr. Farid Suhaib ( International Islamic University of Malaysia) ( Malaysia)

Prof Dr Sandra Thompson ( University of Houston)(USA)

Prof Mehmet Asutay ( University of Durham)(UK)

Prof.Marco Ventura(Universita dı Siena) (Italy)

Prof. F. Javier D. Revorio  (University Lamacha Toledo)(Spain)

Prof. Andrzej Bisztyga (Katowice School of Economics)(Poland)

Prof. Marjolein van den Brink (Netherland)


Important Dates

Registration and submission of the abstract: Jume 15th, 2019.

Abstract acceptance notification: within four working days since abstract submission

Full paper submission: September 30, 2019

Registration fee payment: At the conference Venue.


Registration Fees


25 USD Per Presenter.

10 USD Per additional paper if presenting more than one paper at the conference.


25 USD Per Participant.

Co-authors also pay the registration fee.
It is not possible to pay the registration fee after the conference.
Conference sessions and other conference events are open only to registered participants.

The fee includes:

Admission to the conference, one paper to be presented, a printed copy of the conference program, USB with the book of abstracts, publication of an accepted paper in the Cyberpolitik Journal, welcome reception, three lunches and coffee breaks.
Registration fee does not include accommodation and transportation.



The 4rd Istanbul Bosphorus International Conference 2019 will take place at DSİ Dragos facilities – Online on Zoom

Sponsors and Exhibitors

  • Cyber Politics Research Centre (SPAM) of Association for Human Rights Education (İHED)
  • Cyberpolitik Journal



The 4th ISTANBUL BOSPHORUS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE is proud to recommend The DSİ Dragos Tesisleri that offers great room rates for all conference attendees.

Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award is conferred by the Conference Committee based on scientific significance, originality and outstanding technical quality of the paper. The awards are limited to papers that appear in full in the conference proceedings.

Authors receive a Best Paper Award Certificate and the presenting author is given complimentary registration to one of the future conferences.

See & Do

İstanbul Tour

Contact Us


When the conference program will be available?

Full conference program will be on the conference website a week before the conference.

When the conference proceedings will be available?

The conference proceedings will be on the conference website one month after the conference. The participants will get USB with the book of abstracts at the conference.

What if I missed a deadline?

If you miss a deadline, please contact us by e-mail.