18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
4 - 5 July 2019, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Location of Conference

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Welcome to ECCWS 2018

Welcome to ECCWS 2019

It is now 18 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 Chair

Tiago Cruz

Programme Chair

Paulo Simoes

A personal message from the Conference Chair

We are looking forward to welcoming participants to the University of Coimbra, Portugal on the 4-5 July 2019 for the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. We have been followers of the conference for many years and have always enjoyed the opportunity to share ideas and network with a diverse group of ECCWS participants. This year in Coimbra we are excited to showcase our diverse city and institution.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Notification of abstract acceptance20 December 2018
Full paper due for review31 January 2019
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)11 April 2019
Earlybird registration closes25 April 2019
Final paper due (with any changes)09 May 2019
Final Author registration date30 May 2019

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.