20th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security
28-29 March 2025, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A

William & Mary Law School, USA


Welcome to ICCWS 2025

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

For the past 20 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.

Programme Chair

Dr. Saltuk Karahan

Personal Message

We are excited to welcome you to ICCWS 2025 at the William & Mary Law School, located in historic Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.

William & Mary Law School is one of five graduate and professional programs at William & Mary, a premier public research university widely recognized for its outstanding academic reputation, beautiful campus, and vibrant community.  The Law School's history dates back to 1779.

Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, one hour from Richmond and Virginia Beach and three hours from Washington, D.C., the Law School offers a welcoming environment for learning. 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline05 September 2024
Notification of abstract acceptance19 September 2024
Full paper due for review25 October 2024
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)03 January 2025
Earlybird registration closes17 January 2025
Final paper due (with any changes)31 January 2025
Final Author payment date21 February 2025
We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details contact info@academic-conferences.org

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. Proceedings are accessible here: https://papers.academic-conferences.org/index.php/iccws

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and possible publication in the journals listed below. Authors are invited to submit their work to these journals mentioning that they attended the conference. 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

 The Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) will be submitted to the following bodies for indexing:

  • BowkerLink Publisher Access System
  • British Library Legal Deposit
  • Curran Associates Proceedings
  • EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
  • Elsevier Scopus
  • Google Scholar
  • Google Book Search
  • submitted for consideration by the Web of Science (WoS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
  • Nielsen
  • Publishers’ Licensing Services
  • ProQuest

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.