STR Conference 2014

Call for Papers

Communication & Collaboration for Counter-Terrorism

The Society for Terrorism Research and the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the University of Massachusetts Boston announce a Call for Papers for the 2014 8th Annual International Conference - Communication & Collaboration for Counter-Terrorism.

Proposals for paper presentations, symposia, posters and other formal sessions will be considered for inclusion in the program if they are received by May 15, 2014. Conference attendees are not required to present.

This call is open to academics and practitioners alike. In addition to our annual goal of showcasing the best examples of new research on terrorism, our theme this year offers an opportunity to safely and constructively explore a series of pressing yet neglected issues between those who conduct academic research on terrorism, and those who are tasked with responding to it.


Please submit your proposal in MS Word or plain text format as an attachment to an email addressed to (with the following subject line: 2014 STR Conference Proposal). Please note, we must be able to manipulate the document to create the conference program.

For all proposals include (where applicable):

  • Author/Presenter Name(s)
  • Title(s)
  • Mailing Address(es)
  • Email Address(es)
  • Telephone
  • Fax
  • Website URL
  • Title and Abstract (Abstract Limit - 500 words)
Biographical information and the abstract provided will be published in the conference program and may be published as part of conference proceedings in the STR journal Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression unless requested otherwise.

Proposals for Paper presentations and Symposia will be accepted:
  • Submit symposium abstract identifying the moderator, with the name of each presenter, and topic of each presentation.
  • Each symposium participant will email their contribution’s abstract, identifying in which symposium they will present.


  • Papers and Symposia: May 15, 2014 
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 1, 2014 
  • Student Paper Contest Submission Deadline: July 1, 2014
  • Early Bird Conference Payment: July 15, 2014

All inquiries about proposal submission should be sent via email to Mr. Neil Shortland (CTSS) at

For general conference questions, send inquires to Dr. Tali K. Walters at

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Download the Call for Papers (pdf)