Call for Papers


The abstract submission period for Intelligence 2021 has now closed - however, please consider Intelligence International 2022, to be held in Melbourne from 23 - 26 October 2022. For more information please see

The Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) is pleased to announce a call for papers for Intelligence 2021 to be held in Adelaide, Australia, from 23 - 25 February 2022. This conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel Adelaide but will also be offered to delegates as a semi-virtual event. This conference will also celebrate 30 years since the founding of AIPIO.

The conference theme for Intelligence 2021 is: ‘The Evolving Intelligence Landscape

Within that theme, we will explore the sub-themes of business, criminal, regulatory, and security intelligence, each representing established and emerging domains of practice across the intelligence landscape.

Contributions are sought from intelligence professionals, academics, students, and other industry professionals. Authors of the successful abstracts will be given the opportunity to prepare a paper and present it to the conference attended by intelligence professionals, managers, and sector partners. All selected papers will also be published in the Intelligence 2021 edition of the AIPIO Journal to be available online after the conference – subject to contributor approval and editorial review. Do not miss this opportunity. As this is also an “in person” event, priority will be given to those who can attend the conference and present their paper in person.

Important Dates

31 May 2021: Abstracts were due

30 June 2021: Requests for full papers were sent out and unsuccessful contributors notified.

15 December 2021: Papers due. Please note this date cannot be extended given the anticipated number of papers; if you fail to submit your paper, then you will be unable to present at the conference.

Submission Guidelines

An abstract (300 words maximum) outlining your paper and addressing the theme of the conference and one of the four sub-themes should be prepared. All abstracts will be considered by a committee. Successful applicants will be notified and will be invited to complete a full paper.

Abstracts should be sent to:

Selected papers may be presented at the conference and should contain sufficient information for a 30-minute presentation. Papers should not be published elsewhere prior to being published in the Intelligence 2021 edition of the AIPIO Journal.

Please note successful papers will need to be submitted in the preferred format of the AIPIO Journal as noted in the “Submission Guidelines” on the AIPIO website: