15th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
12 March- 13 March 2020, Norfolk, Virginia

Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCSER), Old Dominion University (ODU) 

Welcome to ICCWS 2020

ICCWS uniquely addresses cyber security, cyber warfare and information warfare. For the past 15 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

Prof. Brian K. Payne

Programme Chair

Prof. Hongyi Wu

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

On behalf of the Organization Committee, we warmly welcome you to the 15th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) in the beautiful city of Norfolk, Virginia. We are proud to host this prestigious academic event at the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research (CCSER), Old Dominion University (ODU) during March 12-13, 2020.  ODU is Virginia's entrepreneurial-minded doctoral research university with more than 24,000 students, rigorous academics, and energetic residential community. Norfolk is a waterfront city in southeastern Virginia, with 144 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline waiting to be explored. This area is filled with fun, vibrant entertainment and culture, and just 30 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline23 August 2019Extended until 09 September 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance03 September 2019
Full paper due for review11 October 2019
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)20 December 2019
Earlybird registration closes06 January 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)17 January 2020
Final Author registration date07 February 2020

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

Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS ) 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
        • indexed by Elsevier SCOPUS

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.