ECCWS Mini Tracks

The Mini Tracks for ECCWS

  • Advancing Education for Cyber Security, Cyber Defence and Cyber Warfare
  • Evolved Cyber-Physical Systems Cybersecurity and Cyber-Ranges
  • Information Warfare: Modelling and Mitigating Misinformation
  • Cybersecurity and the role of AI
  • Emerging and Disruptive Technologies in Cyber Security
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Advancing Education for Cyber Security, Cyber Defence and Cyber Warfare

Mini-Track Chair: Dr Olga Angelopoulou, University of Warwick, UK

The information/ cyber security education domain is evolving, while at the same time the threat landscape is advancing. Educators are required to keep up to date with the advances, develop, apply, and deliver activities and sessions with cutting edge content.

There are different educational models, tools and practices that can be employed from educators to adopt the trends and advances in the learning process. This track is an open forum that welcomes current research and work in progress on methods and techniques for advancing education in the broader cyber domain. 

Recommended topics, but not limited to:

  • Advancing learning material in cyber education
  • Teaching models, platforms and learning environments
  • Perspectives and experiences on cyber education
  • Learning models for cyber education
  • Forming future education techniques
  • Case studies and best practices

Evolved Cyber-Physical Systems Cybersecurity and Cyber-Ranges

Dr Paulo Simões
Dr Tiago Cruz,

Mini-Track Chair: Dr Paulo Simões and Dr Tiago Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal

The information/ cyber security education domain is evolving, while at the same time the threat landscape is advancing. Educators are required to keep up to date with the advances, develop, apply, and deliver activities and sessions with cutting edge content.

There are different educational models, tools and practices that can be employed from educators to adopt the trends and advances in the learning process. This track is an open forum that welcomes current research and work in progress on methods and techniques for advancing education in the broader cyber domain. 

Recommended topics, but not limited to:

  • Advancing learning material in cyber education
  • Teaching models, platforms and learning environments
  • Perspectives and experiences on cyber education
  • Learning models for cyber education
  • Forming future education techniques
  • Case studies and best practices

Information Warfare: Modelling and Mitigating Misinformation

Mini-Track Chair: Dr Keith Scott, De Montfort University, UK

“World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.” Marshall McLuhan’s declaration of 1970 marks a shift in the conception of combat, looking towards the present state of affairs. Modern warfare is marked by a collapsing of the neat divisions between ‘war’ and ‘peace’, ‘ civilian’ and ‘military’, and between discrete domains of conflict. In an age of ‘always-on’, multi-domain, non-linear warfare, where information is both a domain in itself and the essential support for all other forms of combat, how do we wage, or mitigate, against Information Warfare?

This track seeks to encourage contributions from and debate among participants from as wide a range of participants as possible, considering IW in the traditional battlespace and in new areas, and the full spectrum of IW activities from PSYOPS and Influence Operations to ‘Fake News’, weaponised memetics, and the manipulation of political discourse.

Topics of interest to this mini-track include but are not limited to:

  • Information Warfare
  • Influence
  • Fake News
  • Disinformation and/or Misinformation
  • Non-kinetic conflict

Cybersecurity and the role of AI

Christoph Lipps
Matthias Rüb

Mini-Track Chair: Christoph Lipps and Matthias Rüb, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence – Intelligent Networks Research Department

Trust, integrity and reliability have always been the principles on which cooperation, the exchange of (trustworthy) information and the building of societies and systems are based. These were and are -to a big part- established, sustained and strengthened through personal bonds and experiences. Yet, in a globally connected world with Cyber-Physical Production Systems (CPPS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Twins (DTs), these personal relationships do not longer exist. (Remote) access to systems is possible from anywhere on the globe. Moreover, recent innovations in the availability of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods and communications technology are accelerating this trend. In particular, since the availability of (cheap) computing power, Artificial Intelligence methods are becoming increasingly popular in the scientific community. Thereby, approaches such as Edge and Fog computation, Decentralized-, Machine-, Deep-, and Federated Learning, but also the acquisition, processing, and transmission of (sensitive) data are pushing the aspect of the security of the transmission, specifically the trustworthiness of the data and the AI models into the spotlight: Security becomes tremendously important.

Therefore, this track focuses not only on AI-methods, security in (wireless) systems and mobile communications, as well as Trusted and Trustworthy AI, but encompasses all aspects of system security, including a holistic perspective, cyber resilience and the whole security lifecycle.

Topics of interest to this mini-track include but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence - Security applications and threats
  • AI-enabled Security
  • Secure and Trusted AI & Trustworthy AI
  • IoT and Sensor Networks
  • Physical Layer Security
  • AI in/for Beyond 5G & 6G Security

Emerging and Disruptive Technologies in Cyber Security

Dr. Sabarathinam Chockalingam
Dr. ir. Clara Maathuis

Mini-Track Chair: Dr. Sabarathinam Chockalingam, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Halden, Norway and Dr. ir. Clara Maathuis, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands.

Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Digital Twins, Machine Learning (ML), and Robotics are changing the meaning and definition of cyber security. These and other emerging and disruptive technologies present both risks and opportunities in the field of cyber security. Therefore, this track is dedicated to papers focused on emerging and disruptive technologies in cyber security, which also facilitate discussion on both risks and benefits of such technologies in cyber security.

 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR)/Extended Reality (XR) for Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Cyber Security
  • Big Data Analytics in Cyber Security
  • Blockchain for Cyber Security
  • Chatbot Security and Privacy
  • Cyber Security for Robotics
  • Cyber Security in 5G and 6G Networks
  • Digital Twins for Cyber Security
  • Generative AI in Cyber Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Security
  • Security in Metaverse
  • Zero Trust Architecture