ISSN: (Print) 2057-2182 ISSN:

(Online) 2057-2182

International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA)

ISSN: (Print) 2057-2182 ISSN: (Online) 2057-2182


Editor-in-Chief: Dr Cyril Onwubiko, Chair Cyber Security & Intelligence, E-Security Group, Research Series, UK


Associate Editors: Professor Frank Wang, Head of School / Professor of Future Computing, Chair IEEE Computer Society, UK&RI, School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK


Dr Thomas Owens, Senior Lecturer & Director of Quality, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK



Published Bi-annually. Est. 2014


Overall Mission

The International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA) is a comprehensive reference journal, dedicated to disseminating the most innovative, systematic, topical and emerging theory, methods and applications on Situational Awareness (SA) across Cyber Systems, Cyber Security, Cyber Physical Systems, Computer Network Defence, Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT), Security Analytics and Intelligence to students, scholars, and academia, as well as industry practitioners, engineers and professionals.


Overall Scope

The International Journal of Cyber Situational Awareness (IJCSA) covers innovative research on theoretical and practical aspects of Situational Awareness on Cyber Systems. The journal focuses on the advancement of the principles, methods and applications of situational awareness to support, enable and facilitate advances in Cyber Systems, Business Information Systems (BIS), Computer Network Defence (CND), Computer Physical Systems (CPS), Enterprise Internet of Things (IoTs), Social Media, Cyber Incident Responses, Control, Containment and Countermeasures (CIRC3).



Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Situation Awareness for Computer Networks Defense

 Computer Network Defense

 Cyber Situation Awareness

 Correlation & Automation

Collaborative Situation Awareness for Decision Making

 Collaborative Defense Approach

 Situation Assessment & Decision Making


Defense Strategy for the Enhancement of Situation Awareness

 Risk Management, Governance and Compliance

 Trust, Privacy and Anonymity Issues

 Digital Forensic Information Analysis

 Enterprise Information Security Policies, Standards and Procedures

 Risks posed by Wireless Networks, including through the use of Mobile Computing, BYOD, Wearable in CND environment


Cyber Situation Awareness Tools & Techniques

 Fuzzy Logic

 Rough Set

 Artificial Neural Networks

 Artificial Intelligence

 Genetic Algorithm

 Evidence Theory (DST)

 Bayesian Networks & Set Theory

 Big Data Analytics

 Game Theory

 Graph Theory


Network Situation Awareness

 Cyber Attack Scenarios

 Situation-Aware and Context-Aware Network Applications


 Security Event and Information Management

 Application Security, Audits and Penetration Testing


Human Factor Cognitive





 Training and Expertise

 Risk Assessment and Decision Making

 Forecasting and Prediction

 Operator SA & Team SA


National and Critical Infrastructure Security Issues

 Information Security

 Cyber Security

 Database Security

 Application Security

 Law Enforcement and Surveillance

 Border Protection and Controls

 Cyber Warfare and Counter Terrorism


Situation Awareness in Military Operations

 Military Doctrinal in Situation Awareness

 C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)

 Computer Network Operations

 Computer Network Defense

 Mission Awareness, Command and Control


Analysis of Large-Scale Internet Traffic

 Attack Graphs

 Advanced Security Incident Analysis

 Sensor Correlation and Cross-Correlation

 Implementing Situational Awareness Systems

 Information Security Metrics and Measurements


Web Traffic Characterisation

 Intrusion Detection Systems

 Traffic Characterisation Techniques

 Web Analytics

 Security Incident Response


Cyber Situation Awareness Frameworks

 Proactive Defense Strategies

 Instance-Based Learning

 Adaptive Neural Logic

 Human-Assisted Decision Control

 Human in the Loop

 Automated Self-Responder


Fusion Centres

 Tools for Metric Optimisation

 Visualisation and Digital Analytics

 Data Mining

 Filtration, Selection, and Risk-Based Prioritisation

 Metrics for Evaluation and Assessment


Situation Awareness Applications

 Situation Awareness in C4ISR

 Situation Awareness in Cyber Command and Control Centres

 Situation Awareness in Intrusion Defense

 Situation Awareness in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)

 Situation Awareness for Internet of Things (IoTs), Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoTs)

 Open Source Applications


Designing Cyber Situation Awareness Solutions and Services

 Functional Requirements for Situation-aware services

 Non-Functional Requirements for Situation-aware Services and solutions

 Interface Design






 Realtime Processing


Usefulness of Multisensor Data Fusion

 Information Data Fusion

 Sensor Fusion for Security Incident Analysis

 Security Incident Analysis

 Data Association & Correlation

 Security Information Visualisation

 Data Analytics

 Security Monitoring


Situation Awareness Training

 Research and development in Situation Awareness

 Simulation and Testbeds in Cyber Situation Awareness

 Experimentation & Instrumentation



 Theoretical Underpinnings in Situation Awareness



Possible Readership/Audience

The primary audience for this journal are industry professionals, scholars, researchers and academia working in this fast evolving and emerging field of discipline. Practitioners and managers working in information technology and information security across all industries would vastly improve their knowledge and understanding of critical human and social aspects of situation awareness and computer network defence, and information security in general. Air space controllers and defence agencies will also find this journal a very helpful and practical resource.



Competing Journals (list of current competition publication)

There are no competing journals in this unique and specialist area, especially those focusing on the application of situation awareness to Cyber Security (CS), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), and Cyber Anything (CA).



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Frequency of Publication

Semi-annual Journal


EDITOR INFORMATION – Academics & Practitioners



Dr. Cyril Onwubiko

Chair, Cyber Security & Intelligence

E-Security Group, Research Series


Associate Editors

Dr. Thomas Owens

Reader & Director of Quality, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Brunel University, London, UK


Professor Frank Wang

Head of School / Professor of Future Computing

Chair IEEE Computer Society, UK & Ireland

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK



Editorial Board Members

Dr. Janne Merete Hagen

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), NORWAY


Dr. Nick Savage

Communication Networks and Security Department

University of Portsmouth, UK


Dr. Andrew Lenaghan


Oxford University, Oxford, UK


Dr. Xavier Bellekens

Computer Security & Privacy

University of Abertay, Scotland, UK


Dr. Matija Stevanovic

Wireless Communication Networks (WCN) Section

Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University, Denmark


Professor Cleotilde Gonzalez

Department of Social and Decision Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Dr. Ciza Thomas

Electronics and Communication Department,

College of Engineering, Trivandrum, INDIA


Dr. Subrata Acharya

CIS Department

Towson University, USA


Professor Stefanos Gritzalis

Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Systems

Engineering, University of the Aegean, GREECE


Dr. Xinyu Yang

Department of Computer Science and Technology

Xi’an Jiaotong University, CHINA


PROJECTED TIMETABLE for producing the first issue

The expected timeline for the first issue is November 2016 and semi-annual thereafter.



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