ICCWS Future and Past

Future International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security

If you would be interested in hosting ICCWS, please read the hosting document and contact Sue Nugus, Conferences Director, for more information.

ICCWS 2019

Hosted by: Stellenbosch University and the CSIR at Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study,
South Africa

28 February-1 March 2019


The Electronic Proceedings from ICCWS are included in your registration and are available to download for conference participants.  They are also available to purchase in 2 difference formats.

  • PDF Download - £50
  • Printed Version - £70 plus Postage and Packaging

Purchase Proceedings from previous ICCWS Conferences

Winners at ICCWS 2019
Best PhD Paper
Strategic Culture Theory as a Tool for Explaining Russian Cyber Threat Perception
Kari Martti, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Poster Winner
TimeGraphs‐Time Series‐based Anomaly Detection on Communication Graphs
Duque Anton Simon D, Daniel Fraunholz, and Hans Dieter Schotten Intelligent Networks Research Group, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Conference Executives

Conference Chair:
Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling, Department of Defence, South Africa

Programme Chair:
Louise Leenen, 
University of the Western Cape,  South Africa

Key Note Speakers:
Assoc. Prof. Sascha Bachmann, Bournemouth University, UK
Hybrid Conflict as 21st Century Conflict

Dr. Hurley, National Defense University (NDU), Data Analytics
SCybercrime as Part of a National Organised Crime Threat(CCI)

Dr. Edward L. Mienie, University of North Georgia
The Role of Cyber in National and Global Human Security

Brigadier Piet Pieterse,  South African Police Service
The Evolving Demands of a Data-Driven Society: The New Cyber Challenge

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, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and the assistance provided by the Conference and Programme 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 and Masters 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 ICCWS Conferences

ICCWS 2018
Hosted by:

The National Defense University, 
Washington DC,

Winners at ICCWS 2018

Best PhD Paper
Sharif Hassan and Ratan Guha
Honeypots and the Attackers Bias

Best Poster
Zachary Schnur and Richard Wilson
Cold War Echoes: The Russian Effort to Interfere in the 2016 Election

Conference Executives

Conference Chair: 
RADM Hamby (Retired),   Information Resources Management College (IRMC), National Defense University, USA

Programme Chair:
Dr. Jim Q. Chen  
Professor, National Defense University, USA 
Dr. John Hurley,
Professor, National Defense University, USA

ICCWS 2017
Hosted by:

Wright State University & the Center for Cyberspace Research,
Air Force Institute of Technology,
Dayton, USA.

Winners at ICCWS 2017

Best PhD Paper
Patrick Dudenhofer and Adam Bryant, Wright State University, USA
Establishing a Cognitive Understanding of Cyber Reverse Engineering Tasks

Best Masters Paper
Portante Anthony and Barry Mullins, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, USA
Analysis of Denial-of-Service Attack Vectors in Software-Defined Networks

Best Poster Robert Koch, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany
Hunting Fake News: Automated Assessment System by Distributed News Analysis

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:  
Dr Adam R Bryant. Wright State University, Dayton, USA
Dr Robert F. Mills, Air Force Institute of Technology, USA.

Programme Chair:
Dr. Juan Lopez Jr,
Center for Cyberspace Research, Air Force Institute of Technology.USA.

Key Note Speakers:
Major General Courtney P. Carr, Adjutant General of Indiana
"Total Force Cyber: Working in an Ambiguous Environment"

Dr. Matt Bishop,Department of Computer Science, University of California at Davis
"Resilience as a Security Property"

ICCWS 2016
Hosted by:

Boston University Boston,
Massachusetts., USA

17-18 March 2016

Winers at ICCWS 2016

Best PhD Paper
Dubois Michel, ESIEA and Eric Filiol, ESIEA - Operational Cryptology and Virology Laboratory, France
3D Visualization Applied to PRBGs and Cryptography 

Best Masters Paper
Andrew and Benjamin Ramsey, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, USA
Z-Ranger: An Improved Tool Set for ZigBee Warwalking 

Best Poster
Vahid, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA.
Preventing Remote Cyber Attacks against Aircraft Avionics Systems 

Conference Executives

Conference Chair:  
Dr Tanya Zlateva, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Programme Chair: 
Dr Virginia Greiman, 
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Key Note Speakers:
Daryl Haegley, Control Systems Cybersecurity, USA
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Neal Ziring, the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA
"Is Security Achievable? A Practical Perspective"