Call for Papers

The 4th IEEE International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics is held
as part of the Joint IEEE Conference held on 1 - 3 August 2018 in New
York, USA. This conference brings together the 17th IEEE International
Conference on Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications
(TrustCom-18) and the 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data
Science and Engineering (BigDataSE-18).

Cloud computing offers utility oriented Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) services to corporate and consumer-level users all over
the world. The evolution of cloud computing is driving the design of
datacenters by architecting them as networks of virtual services; this
enables users to access and run applications from anywhere in the world. As
the prevalence and usage of networked cloud computer systems increases, the
security of these systems can pose significant security concerns and the
likelihood of these systems being used for criminal behavior also
increases. Thus, this new computing evolution has a direct effect on, and
creates challenges for, cyber security and digital forensic practitioners.

The field of digital forensics has grown rapidly over the last decade due
to the rise of the Internet and associated crimes. However, while the
theory is well established, the practical application of the discipline is
still relatively new and constantly developing. Law enforcement agencies
can no longer rely on traditional digital forensic methods of data
acquisition through device seizure to gather relevant evidence pertaining
to an investigation from cloud sources. Using traditional digital forensic
methods will lead to the loss or overlooking of valuable evidential
material hosted on cloud-based infrastructures. Cloud computing and its
impact on digital forensics will continue to grow and traditional digital
forensics methods are inadequate for cloud forensic investigations.

High quality, previously unpublished submissions are solicited in the areas
of cloud security and cloud forensics. Topics of interest comprise but are
not limited to:

 - Cloud Forensics and e-Discovery
 - Intrusion and Attack Readiness
 - Cloud Cryptography
 - Data and Datacenter Security
 - Digital Forensics as a Service
 - Deep Learning/Machine Learning for Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
 - Big Data Forensics
 - Security and Privacy for Cloud Computing
 - Trust and Policy Management
 - Case Studies of Cloud-based Attacks
 - Cloud Evidence Recovery
 - Private Cloud Security and Privacy
 - Network Security and Forensics
 - Mobile Cloud Security and Forensics
 - Forensic Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

The 4th International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics will be
hosted in New York, USA on 1st-3rd August 2018. Please see the IEEE
TrustCom page ( for hotel,
travel and further information.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference
with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not
exceed 8 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes, in
IEEE Computer Society proceedings format submitted as PDF. All camera-ready
manuscripts should be of a maximum of 6 pages. Authors are allowed to
purchase up to 2 extra pages (the hard limit is 8 pages)

Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should pay
special attention to unusual fonts, images, and figures that might create
problems for reviewers. Your document should render correctly in Adobe
Reader 9 and when printed in black and white. All submissions will undergo
a double-blind peer-review process and will receive a minimum of three

Easychair Submission Link:

Paper Submission Deadline: 16th March 2018
Author Notification: 15th May 2018
Camera Ready Version/Author Registration: 15th June 2018
Workshop Dates: 1st - 3rd August 2018

Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CPS Proceedings
and made available through IEEE Xplore. The best submissions to WCSF 2018
will be considered for invitation as extended versions to special issues of
selected journals. These extended papers must be extended by a minimum of
30% for journal consideration.