The 2nd International Workshop on Big Data Analytic for Cyber Crime Investigation and Prevention

IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2018

Following the positive feedback and great interest last year, we are delighted to announce the 2nd International Workshop on Big Data Analytic for Cybercrime Investigation and Prevention, co-located with IEEE Big Data conference in Seattle, USA on 10-13 December, 2018.

Introduction to Workshop

The big data paradigm has become an inevitable aspect of today's digital forensics investigations. Acquiring a forensic copy of seized data mediums already takes several hours due to the increasing storage size. In addition are several other time-consuming laboratory analysis steps required, such as evidence identification, corresponding data preprocessing, analysis, linkage, and final reporting. These steps have to be repeated for every physical device examined in the criminal case. Conventional digital forensics data preprocessing and analysis methods struggle when handling the contemporary variety, variability, volume and velocity of case data. Thus, proactive approaches have to be developed and integrated in daily law enforcement operations; for timely detection and prevention of the illegal activities in a data-intensive environments. Thus, there is a need for advanced big data analytics to aid in cyber crime investigations, which requires novel approaches for automated analysis. This workshop is organized to bring together recent development in big data analysis to aid in current challenges in cybercrime investigations.

Research Topics

1. Algorithm areas

- Machine Learning-aided analysis

- Graph-based detection

- Topic modelling

- Improvements of existing methods

- Decision Support Systems

3. Data

- Novel datasets

- New data formats

- Digital Forensics data simulation

- Anonymised case data

- New data formats and taxonomies

2. Application areas

- Cyber Threats Intelligence

- Network Forensics Readiness

- Malware Analysis & Detection

- Emails mining & Authorship Identification

- Social Network Mining

- Events correlations

- Access Logs analysis

- Mobile Forensics

- Fraud Detection

- Database Forensics

- IoT Forensics

- Blockchain technologies

- Industrial systems

4. Infrastructure

- Secure collaborative platforms

- Distributed storage and processing

- Technologies for data streams

- Hardware and software architectures for large-scale data

Important dates

Oct 10, 2018: Due date for full workshop paper submissions

Nov 1, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance to authors

Nov 15, 2018: Latest due date for camera-ready of accepted papers

Dec 10-13, 2018: Workshop

Program Chairs

Andrii Shalaginov, <andrii.shalaginov at>, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway

Katrin Franke, <katrin. franke at>, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway

Jan William Johnsen, <jan.w.johnsen at>, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway

Program Committee

Olaf M. Maennel (Tallinn University of Technology)

Asif Iqbal (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Bojan Kolosnjaji (Technical University of Munich)

Martin Boldt (Blekinge Institute of Technology)

Hanno Langweg (Konstanz University of Applied Sciences)

Pierre Lison (Norwegian Computing Centre)

Emiliano Casalicchio (Blekinge Institute of Technology)

Dmitry Kangin (University of Exeter)

Ali Dehghantanha (University of Guelph)

Bing Zhou (Sam Houston State University)

Vasileios Mavroeidis (University of Oslo)

Sreyasee Das Bhattacharjee (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Shih-Chieh Su (‎Qualcomm Inc)

Benjamin Flesch (Copenhagen Business School)

Jan-Jaap Oerlemans (Universitet Leiden)

Peter Xenopoulos (New York University)

Paper Submission

The authors are invited to submit: full-length papers (up to 10 page IEEE 2-column format), short papers (up to 6 page IEEE 2-column format) or abstract papers (up to 3 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system.

Paper Submission Page

Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (see link to "formatting instructions" below).

Formatting Instructions


The authors of accepted papers must guarantee their presence at the conference for the papers to be published in the conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference in order to include the paper in the proceedings.