ECCWS Future and Past

ECCWS Future – European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

If you would be interested in hosting ECCWS, please read the hosting document and contact Sue Nugus, Conferences Director, for more information.

18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

Hosted by: Department of Informatics Engineering
University of Coimbra - Campus 2 (Polo II)
3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal

4-5 July 2019

Purchase Proceedings

The Electronic Proceedings from ECCWS  are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase in 2 different formats.

  • CD Version - £50 plus Postage  and Packaging
  • Printed Version - £60 plus Postage and Packaging

Purchase Proceedings from previous ECCWS Conferences


The Winners at ECCWS 2019, Coimbra, Portugal

Joint Best PhD Papers

Aarne Hummelholm, University of Jyvaskyla, Tampere, Finland
E-health Systems in Digital Environments

Kautsarina Kautsarina, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia
Government Efforts Toward Promoting IoT Security Awareness for End Users: a Study of Existing Initiatives

Best Poster

Simon Duque Anton, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Tracing the Path: Attack Origin Detection in Industrial Environments

Conference Executives

Conference Chair: Tiago Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Programme Chair: Paulo Simões, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Keynote Speakers: 

Dr. Leandros A. Maglaras
Protection of Critical National Infrastructures

Nuno Medeiros
Cyber Security Challenges for a Critical Infrastructure Operator



A Message of Thanks

We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of the host the University of Coimbra, Portugal, along with assistance provided by the Conference and Programme Co-chairs and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chair and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.

We trust that the overall the conference exceeded your expectations; we welcome your feedback.

17th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

ECCWS 2018

Hosted by: Department of Informatics,
University of Oslo,
Ole-Johan Dahl’s House,
Gaustadalléen 23b, 0373 Oslo, Norway

28 - 29 June 2018

ECCWS 2018 Winners

PhD Winner
Scalable distributed traffic monitoring for enterprise networks with Spark Streaming
Andres Ocampo, Tim Wauters, Bruno Volckaert and Filip De Turck, Ghent University, Belgium

Poster Winner
Deception as a Service: A Reverse Web Proxy Framework
Daniel Fraunholz, Daniel Reti and Hans Dieter Schotten from the Intelligent Networks Research Group at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Conference Executives

Conference Chair: Dr Audun Jøsang, University of Oslo

Programme Chair: Niels Nagelhus Schia, NUPI

Keynote Speakers: 

Olav Lysne, Simula Metropolitan
"Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI)"

Siri Bromander,  mnemonic 
"Digital Vulnerability and International Interdependency"


16th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

ECCWS 2017

Hosted by: University College Dublin, Ireland
School of Computer Science
Dublin 4

29 - 30 June 2017

ECCWS 2017 Winners

PhD Winner
Evolution of Military Information Security
Juha Mattila, Aalto University Finland with Simon Parkinson, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

Masters Winner
Jigsaw: An investigation and Countermeasure for Ransomware Attacks
Dermot Byrne with Christina Thorpe, Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Ireland

Poster Winner
Collecting on an Instant Messaging Server
Alexandre Pujol, Christina Thorpe and Liam Murphy, UCD, Ireland

Executive Committee

Conference Chair: Dr. Mark Scanlon, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

Programme Chair: Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac , School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

Keynote Speakers: 

Paul Gillen, Barclays, UK
"Financial Institutions on the Cyber Frontline"

Dr. Andy Jones,  University of Hertfordshire, UK
"Information Warfare - Is it time to re-think our approach?"

ECCWS 2016, Munich, Germany

Best PhD Papers

Stability of Iris Patterns in Different Parts of the Visible Spectrum
Lubos Omelina, Vrije, Bart Jansen, Universiteit Brussel, Alexandra Bilanska and Milos Oravec, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

The Quincy Wright Model: Postmodern Warfare as a Fifth and Global Phase of Warfare
 Sakari Ahvenainen, Finnish National Defence University, Finland

Best Poster

SUN TZU, The Art of Cyber War
Bedirhan Yildiz, Ozan Murat, Mertcan Karayilan, Bahar Timaç, Çağrı Doğu, Hüseyin Yağci, Çağatay Yűcel and Ahmet Koltuksuz, Cyber Space Security Lab, Yaşar University, Turkey

(Presented by Hüseyin Yağci and Çağatay Yűcel)

ECCWS 2015, Hatfield, UK

Best PhD Paper

A Cloud Forensic Readiness Model for Service Level Agreements Management
Lucia De Marco , University College Dublin and University of Salerno, Filomena Ferrucci, University of Salerno, Italy and Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland

Non-Interactive Privacy Preserving Protocol for Biometric Recognition Based on Somewhat Homomorphic Encryption
Droandi Giulia, University of Siena, Italy

Masters Colloquium Winners

Fight the Last War to Win the Next
Christopher Brill, American Military University, USA