11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
17 - 18th March 2016, Boston, USA.

Location of Conference

Boston University, Boston, USA.

Welcome to ICCWS 2016

Welcome to ICCWS 2016

ICCWS uniquely addresses cyber security, cyber warfare and information warfare.

ICCWS has in its 10 years attracted academics and practitioners from more than 40 countries who have presented research findings including empirical studies, case histories and other theoretical and practical contributions. In addition doctoral degree candidates have found this conference of value where they have presented both papers and posters.

The Conference has been attended by a variety of security and military organisations including Cyber Security Policy Research Institute, more than 10 national defence colleges, NATO, SHAPE etc.

A recent addition to this conference is the Master Class on cyber warfare which is held on the day preceding the conference.

ICCWS Chairs

Conference Chair

Tanya Zlateva

Dean Tanya Zlateva

Programme Chair

Virginia A Greiman

Prof. Virginia A Greiman

A personal message from the Conference Chair


On behalf of Boston University we welcome you to the 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2016).

The conference will be held at Boston University’s beautiful Charles River Campus in the heart of one of America’s oldest and most vibrant cities.  Boston is rich in history, culture, and home to several major league sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox, and is known for such historic events as the Boston Tea Party. Boston is often called the Athens of America, having the largest concentration of colleges and universities in the country.

Boston University is the 4th largest independent University in the United States and is recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research.  We will ensure exciting content for the conference and will provide ample opportunity to network with local and international colleagues.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline28 August 2015
Extended until 14 September 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance4 September 2015 Completed
Full paper due for review16 October 2015 Completed
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)18 December 2015 Completed
Earlybird registration closes8 January 2016 Now closed
Final paper due (with any changes)22 January 2016 Completed
Final Author registration date12 February 2016

ICCWS Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities



ICCWS Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the ICCWS 2016 will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049-9870) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication.

Papers that have been presented at the Conference will be considered for further development and publication in the following journals:

ICCWS Conference Accreditations

Accreditations & Listings




ICCWS 2016 Conference and Journal Accreditations

Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2016) are:

  • indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.
  • listed in the EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
  • listed on Google Scholar
  • listed on Google Book Search

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body this process can take up to several months.