24th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
26 - 27 June 2025, Kaiserslautern, Germany

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence - DFKI in Kaiserslautern, Germany

Welcome to ECCWS 2025

It is now 23 years since the European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) was established. It has been held in Greece, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Estonia, 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.

The DFKI has been researching artificial intelligence for humans for over 35 years. We are convinced that AI technologies help to successfully tackle societal challenges such as man-made climate change, social injustice and the fight against dangerous diseases. We are committed to these important tasks with full energy.

 Conference Chair

Programme Chair



Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

We have been following the conference for many years and are looking forward to hosting the 24th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security in Kaiserslautern, Germany by the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). We will be organizing an event to bring together both the international cyber security community and local researchers and professionals. We look forward to welcoming you in Kaiserslautern, Germany.


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline04 December 2024
Notification of abstract acceptance18 December 2024
Full paper due for review23 January 2025
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)03 April 2025
Earlybird registration closes17 April 2025
Final paper due (with any changes)01 May 2025
Final Author payment date22 May 2025
We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. 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 contact

Conference Publications


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. Proceedings are accessible here:ÔĽŅ

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and possible publication in the journals listed below. Authors are invited to submit their work to these journals mentioning that they attended the conference. 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 European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS) are:

      • submitted for consideration by the Web of Science (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.