19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
25 - 26 June 2020, Chester, UK

Location of Conference

University of Chester

Welcome to ECCWS 2018

Welcome to ECCWS 2020

It is now 19 years since the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) was established. It has been held in Ireland, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, to mention only a few of the countries which have hosted it. This conference attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, military personnel, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of the cyber security community. ECCWS is generally attended by participants from more than 30 countries. The Journal of Information Warfare regularly publishes a number of the papers presented at this conference.

ECCWS Chairs

 Conference Co-Chairs

Dr Thaddeus Eze

Dr Thaddeus Eze

Dr Lee Speakman

Dr Lee Speakman

Programme Chair

Dr Cyril Onwubiko

Dr Cyril Onwubiko

A personal message from the Conference Chair

Welcome from the Conference Chair

We are happy ECCWS is coming to Chester! The University of Chester is building a strong base for teaching and research in cyber security and is very much looking forward to hosting this conference. For us, this is an interesting opportunity to network with relevant researchers and practitioners in our fantastic university facility. Collaboration is key to bringing together all the interested entities and individuals. We look forward to welcoming participants.  Dr Thaddeus Eze.

Welcome from Programme Chair

We look forward to welcoming our guests to the University of Chester, UK on 25-26 June 2020 for the 19th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. We are extremely pleased to have secured the opportunity to host this prestigious event in Chester. It’ll without a doubt benefit our town, and an opportunity for our guests to enjoy our rich cultural heritage, community life and hospitality. We look forward to exchanging ideas and networking with a diverse group of ECCWS participants. Welcome to Chester!  Dr Cyril Onwubiko.


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline04 December 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance13 December 2019
Full paper due for review23 January 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)02 April 2020
Earlybird registration closes16 April 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)30 April 2020
Final Author registration date21 May 2020

ECCWS Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities



ECCWS Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the ECCWS 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 an 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.

ECCWS Conference Accreditations

Accreditations & Listings




ECCWS 2016 Conference and Journal Accreditations

Proceedings of the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) are:

  • indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI  (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • listed in EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
  • listed in the ProQuest database
  • indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
  • listed on Google Scholar
  • listed on Google Book search
  • indexed by Elsevier SCOPUS
  • Ranked by the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers

Conference proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months.