ACTC 2012

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ACTC 2012
3rd Australian Counter Terrorism Conference
Subevent of secau Security Congress
Dates 2012/12/03 (iCal) - 2012/12/05
Location: Perth, Western Australian, Australia
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Important dates
Submissions: 2012/09/30
Table of Contents

Global approaches to Counter Terrorism are based on collaborative, coordinated and consultative relationships. Interactions such as these have brought about greater levels of shared data than ever before. Yet cooperation is only part of the solution. The understanding of key terrorist phenomena continues to drive global and national counter terrorist agendas, and the constantly morphing incidences of politically motivated violence. With the rise of social media, the increased focus on the security of borders, and the evolution of inter-jurisdictional conflicts, “There has never been a greater need to interpret the haystack of data in order to find the missing needle of terrorist threat.”

The 3rd Australian Counter Terrorism Conference (ACTC 2012) is an opportunity for the cross-disciplinary consideration of a range of both soft and hard approaches to counter terrorism. This year’s theme “reducing the cycle of violence” seeks to incorporate a wide range of studies. From ‘informatics to ideology’, ‘extremism to education’, to ‘politics and law’, the move towards a better-informed counter terrorism community is driven by the expectation of public outcry and the ever-present threat of attack. The 3rd ACTC aims to draw together academics, practitioners, policy makers and experts from across the security domain in a forum to kindle ideas and develop high-level dialogue.


• Terrorism informatics

• Root cause analysis

• Psychology of terrorism

• Social network analysis

• Contemporary approaches to counter terrorism

• Case studies in terrorism/ counter terrorism

• Radicalisation and extremism

• Ideology of terrorism

• Public opinion of terrorism

• Social responses to terrorism

• Politics

• Law

• Crisis management and recovery

• Cyber terrorism

• New technologies

• Terrorism and crime

• Countering violent extremism

• National security

• Transnational terrorist networks

• Forecasting and planning

• Measures of effectiveness for counter terrorism


Papers must adhere to the maximum word limit of 3500 words and must include a 200 word abstract and keywords identifying the paper’s area. Papers must be submitted prior to 30 September 2012.

All papers must be submitted via the conference website. Detailed author instructions regarding submission requirements can be found at: Best papers will be considered for submission to selected Journals.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline 30 September 2012
  • Acceptance Notification 28 October 2012
  • Final Paper required by 11 November 2012
  • Early Bird Registration 4 November 2012

Conference Fees

  • Early Bird $650.00+ (before 4 November, 2012)
  • Full Fee $725.00+
  • Full-time Student $380.00+
  • 1 Day only rate $300.00

+includes attendance for all 3 days of the secau Congress and social program

20% discount applies for 3 or more delegates from the same organisation


  • Co-Chairs
    • Mr David Cook,Edith Cowan University -
    • Mr Michael Crowley,Edith Cowan University -
  • Organizers
    • secau Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University

Further information

Visit the conference website or contact the Congress Coordinator Lisa McCormack at

Parent Event

The 3rd Australian Counter Terrorism Conference forms part of the 2012 secau Security Congress of which the theme is ‘Sense-making in an age of increasing data and scant information’. The Congress is a 3 day event hosting 6 conferences. The Congress incorporates a continuum of new ideas and research ranging from digital to physical security and from highly technological solutions to human factors using scientific and socially embedded frameworks. The Congress is run by secau-Security Research Centre within the School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University.

Facts about "ACTC 2012"
AcronymACTC 2012 +
End dateDecember 5, 2012 +
Event typeConference +
Has coordinates-31° 56' 58", 115° 51' 42"Latitude: -31.949530555556
Longitude: 115.86179444444
Has location cityPerth +
Has location countryCategory:Australia +
Has location stateWestern Australian +
Homepage +
IsAEvent +
Start dateDecember 3, 2012 +
Subevent ofSecau Security Congress +
Submission deadlineSeptember 30, 2012 +
Title3rd Australian Counter Terrorism Conference +