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 2023

Hellenic Air Force Academy
Dekelia Air Force Base

22- 23 June 2023


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.

      • Pdf - ¬£50 plus Postage  and Packaging
      • Printed Version - ¬£70 plus Postage and Packaging

Purchase Proceedings from previous ECCWS Conferences

Winners at ECCWS 2023

Best PhD Paper

Physical Presentations 

‚ÄúDeep-Learning Space based Intrusion Detection for Software-Defined Networking Systems‚ÄĚ
Uakomba Uhongora

Special Mention
‚ÄúSpreading Lies through the Cyber Domain‚ÄĚ
Thomas Dempsey




Virtual Presentations

"Target Audiences' Characteristics and Perspectives in Countering Information Warfare"
Daniel Ionel Nistor

Special Mention
"Building Situation Awarness of GDPR"
Paulina Hirvonen


Towards An Intrusion Detection System For Smart Grids: A Federated Approach
Dylan Perdig√£o, Tiago Cruz, Pedro Henriques Abreu

The War on 'Woke', the War on Books and the War on Race: An Ethical and Anticipatory Ethical Analysis
Richard Wilson

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:
Antonios Andreatos, The Hellenic Air Force Academy (HAFA), Greece

Programme Chair:
Christos Douligeris, The University of Piraeus, Greece 

Keynote Speakers: 
Prof. Dr. Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Multilateral Security: Defending one's assets without destroying one's values

Prof Nineta Polemi, University of Piraeus-UNIPI- Athens, Greece
CyberSecPro: An agile and collaborative approach to cybersecurity practical trainings


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 The Hellenic Air Force Academy (HAFA) and the University of Piraeus, 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 2021

Virtually Hosted by:

ACPI and University of Chester
Parkgate Road Chester

24 - 25 June 2021

Winners at ECCWS 2021

Best PhD Paper

Joint 1st place

Aviation Sector Computer Security Incident Response Teams: Guidelines and Best Practice
Faith Lekota, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 Talos: A Prototype Intrusion Detection and Prevention System for Profiling Ransomware Behaviour
Ashley Wood, University of Chester, UK

 Joint 2nd Place

The Impact of GDPR Infringment Fines on the Market Value of Firms
Adrian Ford, University of East London, UK

¬†Bio‚ÄźCyber Operations inspired by the Human Immune System
Seyedali Pourmoafi, University of Hertfordshire, UK


Employing Machine Learning Paradigms for detecting DNS Tunnelling
Jitesh Miglani and Christina Thorpe, Technological University Dublin, Ireland

The Use of Neural Networks to Classify Malware Families
Theodore Drewes and Joel Coffman, United States Air Force Academy, USA


Media Ecology, Twitter and Information Warfare: Ethical and Anticipated ethical issues
Richard Wilson, Towson University, United States

Software Protection Measures- Inter-process CFI for peer/reciprocal monitoring in RISCV based binaries
Toyosi Oyinloye, University of Chester, UK

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: 
Detective Constable William Farrell, Police Constable Phil Byrom, Temporary Detective Chief Inspector (T/DCI) David Turner ,Detective Constable Michael Roberts, Keith Terrill, Louisa Murphy
Policing the UK Cyber Space, Current Cyber Crime Patterns and Trends - Covering the Traditional and Dark Webs, Cyber Choices ‚Äď Pathways into Cyber Crime, and Helping Young People Choose the Right and Legal Path



ECCWS 2020

Hosted by:

ACPI and University of Chester
Parkgate Road Chester

25 - 26 June 2020

Winners at ECCWS 2020

Best PhD Paper

"The three ‚ÄúCyber Logics‚ÄĚ and their Implications to Cyber Conflicts: Germany, France and UK as Case Studies,
Toso de Alc√Ęntara Bruna, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Special commendations to :

Towards Cyber‚ÄźUser 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

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

ECCWS 2018

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