21st European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
16 - 17 June 2022, Chester, UK

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

University of Chester, UK

Welcome to ECCWS 2022

It is now 21 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.

 Conference Co-Chairs

Dr Thaddeus Eze
Dr Nabeel Khan

Programme Chair

Dr Cyril Onwubiko

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

For the past two conferences, the Covid pandemic made it impossible for us to meet in person. However, I believe that we did have great experiences in both virtual conferences. Here is another opportunity to have a ‘physical’ ECCWS and we at the University of Chester are delighted to host this conference. We continue our push in building a strong base for teaching and research in cyber security, here in Chester, especially through collaborations. Collaboration is key to bringing together all the interested entities and individuals. For us, this is a great opportunity to network with relevant researchers and practitioners in our fantastic university facility.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in person Dr Thaddeus Eze


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline24 November 2021Extended until 08 December 2021
Notification of abstract acceptance08 December 2021
Full paper due for review13 January 2022
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)24 March 2022
Earlybird registration closes07 April 2022
Final paper due (with any changes)21 April 2022
Final Author registration date12 May 2022

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. 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.

Conference Accreditations



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

      • listed in 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.