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CARDS 2019 : Cyber Attacks Response and DefenSe Conference


When Sep 16, 2019 - Sep 18, 2019
Where Milan, Italy
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2019
Notification Due May 15, 2019
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2019
Categories    attack & defense   digital forensics & cyber crim

Call For Papers




This year, we are excited to expand the scope of the International Conference of Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C), into Cyber Attacks Response and Defense (CARDS). The scope of digital forensics is expanding, and as we continuously explore mechanisms of hacking into devices to pull evidence, as well as find traces of evidence of complex hacks, it has become apparent that different cybersecurity communities have to start working together. The 2019 conference will embody this mission, and as such, has a new major track, focused on Attacks and Defense, complementing the existing, Response-focused ICDF2C track. We are excited about this change, and we hope that this will inspire scientists and practitioners in various cybersecurity sub-disciplines to work together. We are especially interested in promoting, inspiring and embracing applied cybersecurity work, and we are aiming to position this conference as the premiere venue for applied cybersecurity and forensics.


Emerging technologies bring with them new avenues for cyber attacks, and this requires new strategies for cyber defense. Moreover, the increased complexity of communication and networking infrastructure has made the investigation of cybercrime more difficult. Clues of illegal activities are often buried in large volumes of data that needs 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.

This conference brings together practitioners and researchers from diverse fields providing opportunities for engagement among attendees. The conference is not only a venue for networking, but also provides high-quality training opportunities through expert speakers and tutorials on basic and advanced forensic and high attack/defensive methods on a large scale applied on emerging on new technologies.


We encourage submissions of presentations and papers for our two tracks:
ICDF2C - Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
Attacks and Defense (NEW)

Some topics of interest for the Attacks and Defense track include but are not limited to:

Measurement studies
Cyber warfare attacks and defense
Social cyber-attacks and defense
Memory exploitation
Applied cryptography
Network protocol vulnerability analysis
Blockchain attacks
Reverse engineering, and reverse engineering Automation
Operational experience and case studies
Malware infection vectors (drivebys, worms, mobile exploits, etc.)
Applied decryption techniques
Attacks and Defense of emerging technologies
Carding and identity theft
Hardware vulnerabilities
Insider threat detection and prevention
Application of data science to cyber attacks and defense
Attacks against distributed cloud storage

Some topics of interest for the ICDF2C track include but are not limited to:

Advances in traditional system forensic methods
Social cyber forensics
New filesystem analysis
Memory forensics
Multimedia and artifact analysis
Emerging approaches in Cyber Forensics
Incident Response (IR) and malware analysis
SCADA Forensics and Critical Infrastructure Protection
Digital forensic science
Cyber Crime Law, Psychology and Economics
Forensic analysis of new technologies
Network forensics
IoT forensics
Drone forensics
Gaming device forensics
Image and video forensics
Application of data science to forensics and incidence response
Forensics of distributed cloud storage


Papers should be submitted through the EAI Confy system ( ), and have to comply with the Springer LNCS format ( ).

Regular papers should be 10 to 20 pages in length.
Short papers should be 6 to 10 pages in length.

When uploading your paper, please upload both a PDF formatted according to the Springer LNCS format, and an archive file (e.g. ZIP, tar.gz) containing both the PDF version and the LaTeX or Word source file.


All registered papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

CARDS proceedings are submitted for inclusion in Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

Wireless Networks (WINET) Journal (IF: 1.981)

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety


The Conference Organizing Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Special Workshops and/or technical tutorials. The purpose of workshops is to emphasize emerging topics of particular interest to the conference attendees not specifically covered in the main conference, technical skill development, new technologies, and industry perspectives.

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

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

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

Workshop/tutorial proposals should include the following information:

** Proposed title and organizers (names, affiliations, email; identify one primary contact person).
** Description of workshop: objectives, goals, and expected outcomes.
** Statement regarding how the workshop can benefit the conference attendees/community.
** Any special space or equipment requests.
** Biographical sketches of the organizers

Proposals will be peer-reviewed and rated using the following criteria:

** Relevance to conference vision/topics and attendees
** Potential to bring in participants to the conference from different audiences
** Overall quality of contribution
** Provides a hands-on, collaborative, and/or active learning environment for attendees

For any proposal submissions, or for questions about workshops and tutorial proposals, please contact the workshop chair at using the subject line “[CARDS 2019] Workshop Proposal”.


Full Paper Submission deadline:
1 April 2019

Workshop/Tutorial Proposal deadline:
1 April 2019

Notification deadline:
15 May 2019

Camera-ready deadline:
15 June 2019

Start of Conference:
16 September 2019

End of Conference:
18 September 2019

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