Call for Papers

The Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) and our six international partners* are pleased to announce a call for papers for Intelligence International 2021 to be held in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 - 28 October 2021. This exciting conference, the first international conference dedicated to intelligence to be undertaken in Australia, will be held at the Sofitel Hotel Melbourne but will also be offered to delegates as a virtual event. This conference will also celebrate 30 years since the founding of AIPIO.

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logo iconThe conference theme for Intelligence International 2021 is:

‘Collaboration in a Complex and Uncertain World’

Within that theme, we will explore the sub-themes of 

Ethics, Partnerships and Capability

Click here to read more about the themes

Contributions are now 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 an international conference attended by intelligence professionals, managers, and sector partners. All selected papers will also be published in the Intelligence International 2021 AIPIO journal to be available online after the conference – subject to contributor approval. Do not miss this opportunity.

Important Dates 

1 May 2021: Abstracts due

1 June 2021: Requests for full papers will be sent out and unsuccessful contributors will be notified.

15 September 2021: Papers due
Please note this date cannot be extended given the anticipated number of papers, and that 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 three 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 Papers should not be published elsewhere prior to being published in the Intelligence International 2021 special AIPIO Journal.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:

International Affiliated Partners

  • ACIA
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  • CASIS ACERS logo