IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
9-12 January 2021 // Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

The main motivation for this Workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on cyber forensics and threat investigations for emerging networks to disseminate current research issues and advances. Original technical papers describing new, state-of-the-art research, will be considered. The Workshop welcomes submissions that evaluate existing research results by reproducing experiments. The aim of this workshop is to provide insight for the discussion of the major research challenges and achievements on various topics of interest.

Scope of the workshop:

Papers on practical as well as on theoretical topics and problems in various topics related to cyber forensics and threat investigations, are invited, with special emphasis on novel techniques and tools to collect data from networked devices and services in emerging networks (such as the ones can be found in cyber-physical systems and Internet of things). Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Advanced threat investigations, forensic and anti-forensic techniques

  • Cooperative and distributed forensics and threat investigations
  • Data exfiltration techniques from networked devices and services (e.g. cyber-physical systems, and Internet-of-Things)
  • Attack detection, traceback and attribution in SDN, 5G, and 6G
  • Methods for reconstruction of internet activities in SDN, 5G, and 6G
  • Forensics and threat investigations in IoT, Smart Grid, Smart Cars and Drones
  • Forensics and threat investigations in peer-to-peer, social, and cloud networks
  • Vulnerability & threat detection and mitigation techniques for networked services
  • Novel large-scale investigations techniques to analyze intelligence data sets and logs
  • Tools and services for cyber forensics and threat investigations
  • Machine learning applications in cybersecurity and threat intelligence
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • Advances in critical infrastructure security
  • VoIP forensics, VoIPoW forensics
  • Network investigations and Traffic Analysis
  • Hardware Vulnerabilities and Device investigations
  • Privacy-enhancing techniques for cyber forensics and threat investigations

We also encourage contributions describing innovative work in the realm of cybersecurity, cyber defense, and digital crimes. 

Selective outstanding papers:

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 6 November 2020 (Extended!)
  • Acceptance Notification: 23 November 2020
  • Final Camera-Ready: 14 December 2020