4th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ICIW 2009)

Venue: Graduate School of Business,

Location: Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Mar 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 27, 2009
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Information warfare and computer security are at the forefront of modern defence Cyber Strategies. Strong strands of research and interest are developing in the area, including the understanding of threats and risks to information systems, the development of a strong security culture, as well as incident detection and post incident investigation in addition to the offensive areas associated with information operations such as perception management and strategic communications. The International Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ICIW) offers an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants from the US, North America and elsewhere who are involved in the study, management, development and implementation of systems and concepts related to information warfare or are interested in ways to improve information systems security, to come together and exchange ideas. This conference is continuing to establish itself as a key event for individuals working in the field from around the world.

The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of papers on both the theory and practice of all aspects of Information Warfare and Security. The conference in March 2009 is seeking qualitative, experience-based and quantitative papers as well as case studies and reports of work in progress from academics, information systems practitioners, consultants and government departments.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, Adversarial Learning and planning; Anonymous Routing; Anti-Forensics; Biometrics; Botnets; Business Continuity Planning; Coordination Theory; Corporate Defence Mechanisms; Cryptography; Cyber-Terrorism; Damage Assessment; Deception, Reactive and Proactive; Denial of Service; Differential Power Analysis (DPA) Attacks; Disaster Recovery; e-Intelligence/Counter-Intelligence; Electro-magnetic pulse weapons; Ethical, Political and Social Issues relating to Information Warfare; Geospatial Security; Hacking; Homeland Security; Honeynet countermeasures; Information Assurance; Information Operations; Information warfare and Security Education; Information Warfare policy; Strategic Communications; Perception Management; Information Warfare techniques; Information Warfare theory; Information, computer and network security; Infra-Structure warfare; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Intrusion Detection; Insider Threat; IS027001 ISM3 Security Management Maturity; Legal issues concerned with information warfare and e-Crime; Malware; National security policy; OODA Loop; Petri Nets; Perception management; Physical security; Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI); Risk analysis and assessment; Security Education; Security for small to medium enterprises; Security Policy; Vulnerability Assessments.


University of Cape Town, Breakwater Campus
Cape Town
Cape Town
South Africa

Additional Information

Important Dates Abstract submission deadline: 4 September 2008 Extended until 30 September 2008 Notification of abstract acceptance: 11 September 2008 Underway Full paper due for review: 23 October 2008 Completed Notification of paper acceptance(with any requested changes): 4 January 2009 Underway Earlybird registration closes 18 January 2009 Final paper due: 29 January 2009 Final author registration date 19 February 2009