14th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
28 February - 1 March 2019, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Location of Conference

Stellenbosch University and the CSIR

Welcome to ICCWS 2019

ICCWS uniquely addresses cyber security, cyber warfare and information warfare.

For the past 14 years ICCWS has developed into an important conference in the cyber-security field, attracting academics, military professionals and practitioners from around the world to present their research findings in the form of empirical studies, case histories and other theoretical and practical contributions. In addition doctoral degree candidates find this conference a valuable opportunity to network with others and have the opportunity to present papers and posters.

Over the years the Conference has been attended by a variety of security and military organisations including Cyber Security Policy Research Institute, more than 10 national defence colleges, NATO, SHAPE etc.

ICCWS Chairs

Conference Chair

Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling

Programme Chair

Dr. Louise Leenen

A personal message from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the Dean of Military Science and Stellenbosch University, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our prospective conference participants for ICCWS 2019.  We are proud to be hosting this prestigious academic event in conjunction with the Council Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in February ‘19.  The Cape of Good Hope and the university town of Stellenbosch are global tourist destinations and we trust that you will find the combination of cultural, historic and stunning natural attractions provide the perfect setting for what promises to be a dynamic conference.  ICCWS 2019 will be held at the Wallenberg Centre of Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS).  STIAS is a unique research institute hosting a diverse cohort of international scholars within a distinctive and innovative space.

Stellenbosch University is a leading research institution and an historic higher education institution on the African continent.  The University is home to the Faculty of Military Science which is a major education provider to the South African Department of Defence and Military Veterans.  As such it is a privilege to host this conference together with the CSIR and continue to create an international scholarly platform aimed at researching and understanding our strategic and cyber environments and the emerging and future face of warfare.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline Still accepting presentation and poster submissions.
Notification of abstract acceptance20 August 2018
Full paper due for review27 September 2018
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)06 December 2018
Earlybird registration closes20 December 2018
Final paper due (with any changes)3 January 2019
Final Author registration date24 January 2019

ICCWS Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities



ICCWS Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the ICCWS after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049-9870) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication.

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

ICCWS Conference Accreditations

Accreditations & Listings




ICCWS 2018 Conference and Journal Accreditations

Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS ) are:

  • indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.
  • listed in the EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
  • listed on Google Scholar
  • listed on Google Book Search
  • indexed by Elsevier SCOPUS

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body this process can take up to several months.