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

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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