ICDF2C 2015 : International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
Call For Papers
# CALL FOR PAPERS ICDF2C and KDFS 2015
The International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) brings together leading researchers, practitioners, and educators from around the world to advance the state of the art in digital forensic and cyber crime investigation. Keeping up with our international and collaborative nature at ICDF2C, we are proud to announce that ICDF2C 2015 will run jointly with the Korean Digital Forensic Society's Annual Conference (KDFS 2015).
ICDF2C 2015 will be held October 6 - 8, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. We invite contributions for completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, industrial talks, panel and tutorial proposals, and round table discussions. Research papers are evaluated through a double-blind, peer-reviewing process and accepted research papers will be published in printed proceedings by Springer-Verlang.
## Special Themes
This year, we have two themes that we intend to embrace. Authors are encouraged to submit papers relating to these themes:
* Usage, implications and investigation of the “Dark Web”
* Case studies and investigation techniques relating to cryptocurrencies
The Internet has made it easier to perpetrate crimes by providing criminals an avenue for launching attacks with relative anonymity. The increased complexity of global communication and networking infrastructure and devices makes investigation of cybercrimes difficult. Clues of illegal activities are often buried in large volumes of data that need to be sifted through in order to detect crimes and collect evidence. The field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation has become very important for law enforcement, national security, and information assurance. Digital forensics and cybercrime investigations are multidisciplinary areas that encompasses law, computer science, finance, telecommunications, data analytics, policing and more. ICDF2C brings together practitioners and researchers from diverse fields providing opportunities for business and intellectual engagement among attendees.
The following topics highlight the conference's theme:
* Anti Forensics and Anti-Anti Forensics
* Big Data and Digital Forensics
* Business Applications of Digital Forensics
* Civil Litigation Support
* Cloud Forensics
* Cyber Crime Investigations
* Cyber Criminal Psychology and Profiling
* Cyber Culture & Cyber Terrorism
* Data hiding and steganography
* Database Forensics
* Digital Forensic Science
* Digital Forensic Tool Testing and validation
* Digital Forensic Trends
* Digital Forensics & Law
* Digital Forensics and Error rates
* Digital Forensics novel algorithms
* Digital Forensics Process & Procedures
* Digital Forensics Standardization & Accreditation
* Digital Forensics Techniques and Tools
* Digital Forensics Triage
* Incident Response
* Information Warfare & Critical Infrastructure Protection
* Law Enforcement and Digital Forensics
* Machine learning and Digital Forensics
* Malware & Botnets
* Mobile / Handheld Device & Multimedia Forensics
* Money Laundering
* Network forensics
* New chip-off techniques
* Novel Digital Forensics Training programs
* Online Fraud
* Programming Languages and Digital Forensics
* SCADA Forensics
* Sexual Abuse of Children on Internet
* Software & Media Piracy
* Theoretical Foundations of Digital Forensics
* Traditional Criminology applied to Digital Forensics
* Philosophical accounts for Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics
## 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.
Papers in the topic areas discussed are preferred, although contributions outside those topics may also be of interest. Please feel free at any time to contact the conference general chair if you have questions regarding your submission.
## 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.
## OTHER SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
Submissions can be made in a number of categories: Completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, industrial talks, panel and tutorial proposals, and round table discussions. Please follow the following guidelines in preparing your submission.
* Completed Research Papers: No longer than 10 pages (including abstract, figures, tables and references).
* Research in Progress Papers: No longer than 6 pages (including abstract, figures, tables and references).
* Industrial Talk: Typically a 1,000 word description of the proposed talk. All talks must be vendor neutral.
* Round Table Discussion: Typically a 1,000 word synopsis of the topic area.
* Panel Proposals: Typically a 1,000 word description, identifying the panelists to be involved.
* Tutorial Proposals: Typically a 1,000 word description of topic(s), potential speakers, program length, and potential audience. Also, include proposer resume(s).
## SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Paper submission will be handled electronically. Papers must be formatted using Springer LNICST Authors' Kit (http://icst.org/lnicst-guidelines-for-authors/) and submitted only through Easychair.org by going here: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icdf2c2015.
All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality through double-blind reviewing. Authors' names must not appear in the paper. All other submissions should be sent via email to the conference general chairs (Dr. Joshua I. James joshua at cybercrimetech dot com).
Accepted papers will be published in the ICDF2C 2015 Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Tele-communications Engineering (LNICST) series.
The proceedings will be available both as paper-based copies and via Springerlink, Springer's digital library. In addition, the content of the proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI, CrossRef and Zentralblatt Math, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).
Further, we are partnering with Elsevier's "Digital Investigation: The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response" to invite expanded versions of specially selected papers for inclusion in their SCI-indexed publication.
## IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: 13 April, 2015 (any time zone)
Notification of Acceptance: 1 June, 2015
Camera-ready Version: 1 July, 2015