***10th EAI International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime
(ICDF2C) 2018***

* Date: September 10-12, 2018

* Location: New Orleans, LA, USA

* Submission Deadline: May 14, 2018

* Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Frincke leads the Research Directorate of
the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) -- the
largest "in-house" research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Cyberspace is becoming increasingly central to the basic function of modern
society.  Cybercrime and cyber warfare have emerged as major threats to the
integrity of digital information and to the functioning of cyber-controlled
physical systems. Such threats have direct consequences for almost all
individuals, businesses and organizations, government institutions, and
civic processes.


**SCOPE**

Digital forensics and cybercrime investigations are multidisciplinary areas
that encompass law and law enforcement, computer science and engineering,
IT operations, economics and finance, data analytics and criminal justice.
ICDF2C brings together researchers and practitioners from all these areas
in order to scientifically address the numerous challenges due to the rapid
increase in the amount and variety of data under investigation, as well as
the growing complexity of both the threats and the targeted systems.

Major topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Advances in Traditional System Forensic Methods: data recovery and
reconstruction, filesystem/RAM/network/cache analysis, log analysis, mobile
devices, database forensics, evidence obfuscation/sanitization and counter
measures

- Multimedia and Artifact Analysis: audio/video reconstruction, data hiding
and steganography, source authentication and forgery detection, theft and
piracy detection

- Emerging Approaches to Cyber Forensics: evidence acquisition and analysis
from cloud services, IoT devices, and social media; automated evidence
processing, big data analytics, machine learning, blockchain analysis;
digital-forensics-as-a-service

- Incident Response and Malware Analysis: threat detection, reverse
engineering, triage, malware analysis and remediation, botnets, operational
recovery

- SCADA Forensics and Critical Infrastructure Protection: reverse
engineering and analysis of SCADA protocols, attack vectors, defenses;
information warfare and attacks on cyber-physical systems

- Digital Forensic Science: theoretical models, applied models, reference
data sets, tool testing, calibration, and validation; new approaches to
training and education

- Cyber Crime Law, Psychology and Economics: legal developments, cyber
crime investigations -- methodology and case studies, criminal psychology
and profiling, cyber culture, cyber terrorism, online fraud, cyber crime
economics and markets, cryptocurrencies and money laundering


**RESEARCH PAPERS**

Papers describing original unpublished research are solicited. Submissions
must not be concurrently under review by a conference, journal or any other
venue that has proceedings.

Paper submission will be handled electronically. Papers must be
formatted using Springer LNICST Authors' Kit (
http://icst.org/lnicst-guidelines-for-authors/ ), shall not exceed 18
pages and have to be submitted through Easychair.org by going here:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdf2c2018.

All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality through
double-blind reviewing. Authors' names must not appear in the paper.


**BEST PAPER AWARD**

The program committee may designate up to three papers accepted to the
conference as ICDF2C Best Papers. Every submission is automatically
eligible for this award.


**PUBLICATIONS**

All accepted and presented papers will be published by Springer and made
available through LNICST SpringerLink Digital Library (Indexed in EI, ISI,
Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, dblp, MAS, EBSCO, as well as EAI's own EU
Digital Library (EUDL)) in the ICDF2C 2018 Conference Proceedings.


**OTHER SUBMISSION CATEGORIES**

Submissions can be made in a number of categories. Besides Full Research
Papers, industrial talks, panel proposals, and Workshop / Tutorial
proposals are accepted. Please follow the following guidelines in preparing
your submission.

- Industrial Talk: Typically a 1,000 word description of the proposed talk.
All talks must be vendor neutral.

- Panel Proposals: Typically a 1,000 word description, identifying the
panelists to be involved.

- Workshop / Tutorial Proposals: Typically a 1,000 word description of
topic(s), potential speakers, program length, hands-on activity and
potential audience. Also, include proposer resume(s).

Please submit proposals through easychair. Make sure you choose the correct
category for your proposal (
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdf2c2018).


**IMPORTANT DATES**

- Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 14, 2018
- Other Submissions Deadline: July 31, 2018
- Notification Deadline: June 25, 2018
- Camera-ready Deadline: July 15, 2018

For more information about ICDF2C 2018, please visit the conference website
http://d-forensics.org/ .