17th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
17 - 18 March 2022, Albany, New York, USA

ACI is taking a hybrid approach towards conferences this year. We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. If when it draws close to the time  of the event we are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference will move fully into the virtual format. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details and regular updates please click here or contact info@academic-conferences.org

State University of New York at Albany, USA

Welcome to ICCWS 2022

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

For the past 17 years ICCWS has developed into an important conference in the cyber-security field, attracting academics, military professionals and practitioners from around the world to present their research findings in the form of empirical studies, case histories and other theoretical and practical contributions. In addition doctoral degree candidates find this conference a valuable opportunity to network with others and have the opportunity to present papers and posters.

Over the years 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.

Conference Chair

Dean Robert P. Griffin

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 17th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) to be held on 17-18 March 2022 at the State University of New York at Albany. This conference goes to the heart of all matters relating to cybersecurity. It will bring together distinguished cybersecurity researchers and practitioners worldwide to explore innovative solutions in addressing complex cybersecurity problems.

As a premier public research institution with R1 -Very High Research Activity designation and interdisciplinary cybersecurity programs at the undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. levels, we are proud to host such an excellent academic conference. The University at Albany is recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a national leader in cybersecurity education and designated as a “National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE)” and “National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R).”

We welcome you to the ICCWS and look forward to your participation.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineStill Accepting Submissions
Notification of abstract acceptance03 September 2021
Full paper due for review14 October 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)23 December 2021
Earlybird registration closes06 January 2022
Final paper due (with any changes)20 January 2022
Final Author registration date10 February 2022

Conference Publications


Papers accepted for the ICCWS after the double-blind peer review process, 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. Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

Conference Accreditations

 The Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) will be submitted to the following bodies for indexing:

  • BowkerLink Publisher Access System
  • British Library Legal Deposit
  • Curran Associates Proceedings
  • EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
  • Elsevier Scopus
  • Google Scholar
  • Google Book Search
  • Web of Science (WoS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
  • Nielsen
  • Publishers’ Licensing Services
  • ProQuest

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.