ECCWS Future and Past

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.

ECCWS 2020

Virtually Hosted by: ACPI and University of Chester
Parkgate Road Chester

25 - 26 June 2020


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

Winners at ECCWS 2020

Best PhD Paper

"The three “Cyber Logics” and their Implications to Cyber Conflicts: Germany, France and UK as Case Studies,
Toso de Alcântara Bruna, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Special commendations to :

Towards Cyber‐User Awareness: Design and Evaluation,
Oyinloye Toyosi, Thaddeus Eze and Lee Speakman, University of Chester, UK

Comparing Personality Traits Between Pentration Tester, Information Security and ITS Professionals from two Cohorts,
Opedal Olav, Capella University, Minneapolis, USA

Conference Executives

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr Thaddeus Eze and Dr Lee Speakman, University of Chester, UK

Programme Chair:
Dr Cyril Onwubiko, Research Series Limited

Keynote Speakers: 
Damian Ward, Metropolitan Police
Experiences of Policing Cybercrime in the UK: Challenges and Successes

Dr Cyril Onwubiko, Research Series Limited
A Comprehensive Cyber Recovery Operational Framework Service

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 Chester, UK, 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.

Previous ECCWS Conferences

ECCWS 2019

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

4-5 July 2019

Winners at ECCWS 2019

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

Poster Winner

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    

Hosted by:

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

28 - 29 June 2018

Winners at ECCWS 2018

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, 

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

Siri Bromander,  mnemonic 
"Digital Vulnerability and International Interdependency"

ECCWS 2017

Hosted by: 

University College Dublin,
Ireland School of Computer Science
Belfield Dublin 4

29 - 30 June 2017

Winners at ECCWS 2017

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

Conference Executives

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?"