ICCWS

16th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
25 February- 26 February 2021, a Virtual Conference

Along with the host university in Tennessee, we have made the decision to change 16th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS 2021) to a virtual conference. The virtual conference will provide a space for participants to share their research and meet those working in the field from all corners of the globe. The conference will include keynote addresses from leaders in the cyber domain as well as the opportunity to network.

Tennessee Tech University with joint collaboration of Tennessee Tech Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC), Computer Science department and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Welcome to ICCWS 2021

ICCWS uniquely addresses cyber security, cyber warfare and information warfare.  For the past 16 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.

Conference Co-Chairs

Juan Lopez
Dr. Juan Lopez Jr.
Dr. Ambareen Siraj
Dr. Ambareen Siraj


Programme Chair

Kalyan Perumalla
Dr. Kalyan Perumalla


Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

On behalf of the organizing committee, we extend a warm Tennessee welcome to all participants of the 16th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) to be held February 25-26, 2021 to be held. Which this year will be held as an online virtual conference using Zoom. We are proud to be supporting this academic conference at Tennessee Tech University with joint collaboration of Tennessee Tech Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center (CEROC), Computer Science department and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The state’s only public technological university, Tennessee Tech University offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate programs of study to about 10,100 students. CEROC is a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) accredited by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance14 August 2020
Full paper due for review25 September 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)03 December 2020
Earlybird registration closes17 December 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)07 January 2021
Final Author registration date21 January 2021

Conference Publications

   

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.

Conference Accreditations


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

        • indexed in the ISI Web of Science 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.