Call for Papers

The Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its 29th National Conference. 

Due to COVID-19, AIPIO has deferred Intelligence 2020 to 23 - 25 November 2020, to be held in Adelaide at the Hilton Adelaide, but also delivered virtually. As part of this, the call for papers has been extended.

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We seek contributions from intelligence professionals, academics, students, and other industry professionals. Successful abstracts will be given the opportunity to prepare a paper and present it to a national conference attended by intelligence professionals, managers, and sector partners. All selected papers will also be published in the AIPIO journal to be available online after the conference – subject to contributor approval.

The AIPIO Journal is the only Australian peer reviewed journal dedicated to the development of research and the generation of knowledge on intelligence and related studies. It is recognised as a category C journal.

Important Dates (Revised)

15 August 2020: Abstracts due

1 September 2020: Requests for full papers will be sent out and unsuccessful contributors will be notified.

15 October 2020: Papers due. Please note 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 (Intelligence Professionals in the 21st Century) and one of the three sub-themes (People, Technology, or Practice) 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.

The paper will 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Papers should not be published elsewhere prior to being published in the AIPIO Journal.

Abstracts should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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: