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Technical Program
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Conference Summary
1st IEEE International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security’ (ICCWS) was organized on 20th-21st October 2020. The two days technical conference featured 5 Keynotes and 6 Technical talks by renowned cyber security experts from academia and industry. In addition, 23 technical papers were presented and 6 training workshops were conducted. 2 panel discussions were also among the key highlights of this flagship cyber security conference. National and international participants including cyber security researchers, academia & industry experts and government representatives have contributed in the event. The ICCWS event has provided a learning and networking platform for cyber security researchers, developers, practitioners and professionals. The online conference was witnessed by more than 2000+ attendees ranging from prominent national and international cyber security experts, academicians, industry leaders, government and private sector officials, and vast majority of students. ICCWS-2020 was the first international event focused on cyber security held in Pakistan, hosted by NCCS, Air University Islamabad.

COVID-19 Update: IEEE ICCWS 2020 to go virtual
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Governments around the world are now issuing restrictions on travel, gatherings, and meetings in an effort to limit and slow the spread of the virus. The health and safety of the IEEE community is our first priority and IEEE is supporting these efforts.

Following the advice and guidelines from healthcare officials and local authorities, IEEE ICCWS 2020 will now be held virtually on 20th-21st October 2020.

Accepted papers for the IEEE ICCWS 2020 will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore Digital Library after they are presented at the virtual conference. Information and instructions on how to prepare for a virtual presentation will be sent separately.

Registration fees for the IEEE ICCWS 2020 will be adjusted. Participants who have registered at the original fees will be refunded the price difference.

We extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of our technical community for your understanding and community engagement. Although IEEE ICCWS 2020 cannot be held physically, the integrity and quality of the research and content will remain and now be experienced in the virtual environment. Thank you for your support of our shared mission to advance technology for humanity.

Welcome to ICCWS-2020

Cyberspace, a fifth generation warfare domain, has recently attracted attention of many developed and developing countries. The reports of government websites being hacked and sensitive data being stolen by foreign groups are not new anymore. It is noteworthy that effective cyber-attacks can cripple entire nation’s infrastructure and damage its economy. In fact, Cyber Security has now been recognized as a global problem, transcending national boundaries. The challenge is accelerating with new sophisticated zero-day attacks costing economies Billions of dollars annually. The scale of the problem, rapid advancement, and the technical nature of cyber-attacks widens the skills gap. To create cyber security awareness and ensure knowledge spill over to the society, there is a dire need of a domain specific scientific platform in the region to provide a knowledge sharing venue for researchers, academicians and industry experts.


National Centre for Cyber Security (NCCS) at Air University Islamabad in technical co- sponsorship with IEEE Islamabad Section (R10) is going to organize a three-day event to invite researchers and cyber security practitioners across the world to share their research work and experiences related to the state-of-the-art and the emerging areas of cyber security. ICCWS-2020 will provide its participants an opportunity to learn, share and demonstrate their ideas, strategies, and policies pertaining to cyber security. Prospective authors are invited to submit their original technical papers for presentation at ICCWS 2020. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.
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The technical program will include specialized tracks of cyber security research areas and application domains. For more information, please visit appropriate pages under the Registration. In case of queries, please write us at


Paper Submission
31st January 2020
15th Feburary 2020 (Final)
Acceptance Notification
15th March 2020
4th April 2020
Camera Ready
30th August 2020
Conference Dates
20th to 21st Oct 2020