Program of the Workshop 2022

Program TBA

Introduction and Scope

Following the positive feedback and great interest over the last five years, we are delighted to announce the 6th International Workshop on Big Data Analytic for Cybercrime Investigation and Prevention, co-located with IEEE Big Data 2022 conference in Osaka, Japan on December 17-20, 2022.


Covid-19 Information

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. At the moment, the workshop will take place as a hybrid event (both on-side and digitally).

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 of Interest

The topics of the workshop are as following, but not limited to:

Algorithm areas

- Machine Learning-aided analysis

- Graph-based detection

- Topic modelling

- Improvements of existing methods

- Decision Support Systems

Data

- Novel datasets

- New data formats

- Digital Forensics data simulation

- Anonymised case data

- New data formats and taxonomies

Infrastructure

- Secure collaborative platforms

- Distributed storage and processing

- Technologies for data streams

- Hardware / software architectures for large-scale data

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

Important dates

Sep 15, 2022: Due date for full workshop paper submissions

Oct 15, 2022: Notification of paper acceptance to authors

Nov 1, 2022: Latest due date for camera-ready of accepted papers

Dec 17-20, 2022: Workshops and conference

Program Chairs

  • Andrii Shalaginov

    SmartSecLab, Kristiania University College
    andrii.shalaginov@kristiania.no

  • Asif Iqbal

    Hitachi Energy, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    asif@asifiqbal.se

  • Igor Kotsiuba

    Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering
    igor.kotsiuba@pimee.edu.ua

  • Mamoun Alazab

    Charles Darwin University
    mamoun.alazab@cdu.edu.au

Technical Program Committee

Ajit Kumar (Soongsil University)

Aleksandar Jevremovic (Singidunum University)

Bing Zhou (Sam Houston State University)

Cristian Bucur (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal)

Gebremariam Assres (Kristiania University College)

Junaid Arshad (Birmingham City University)

Inna Skarga-Bandurova (Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering)

Lester Allan Lasrado (Kristiania University College)

Marko Krstic (Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Service)

Olaf M. Maennel (Tallinn University of Technology)

Piotr A. Kowalski (AGH University of Science and Technology)

Raffaele Olivieri (Cyber Security Manager)

Shih-Chieh Su (‎Amazon)

Thippa Reddy G (Vellore Institute Of Technology)

Vasileios Mavroeidis (University of Oslo)

Vinayakumar Ravi (Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University)

Vinti Agarwal (Birla Institute of Technology & Science)

Keynote Speakers

José L. Diego

Head of Project Management Division,
Valencia Local Police, Spain

Title: Cybersecurity in Europe - A police research perspective: S4ALLCITIES and CC-DRIVER projects

Abstract: The aim of the talk is to explain how European Commisssion is fostering European research projects on security, addressing young cyber criminality and directly involving police forces in this task.

Bio: José L. Diego is an expert-evaluator for the European Commission within different initiatives: Horizon2020 – Secure Societies challenge, EUROPOL Platform for experts, DG JUSTICE Research Programmes, DG HOME Research Programmes, Radicalisation Awareness Network. He began his career as a consultant at Deloitte, and nowadays is the Head of Project Management in the Valencia Local Police, as well as International Lecturer, OSCE Hate crimes trainer & Liaison officer and also Professor for a Master on Human Resources, for two Masters in Criminology and for the Chiefs´ Police Academy as well. He has managed +30 EU projects (including 16 European Commission Framework Research projects on Security) in matters like R&D, domestic violence, police mediation and training, community policing, forensics, youth offending, crime fighting, road traffic, police management, diversity, emergencies, environmental police, cybercrime, Police ICTs, hybrid threats, smart cities & security, etc. He holds Degrees in Law and in Criminology and a Master in Human Resources Management as well.

Paper Submission

The authors are invited to submit: full-length papers (up to 10 pages IEEE 2-column format), short papers (4-6 pages IEEE 2-column format) or abstract papers (up to 4 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system. Page count includes references, figures and tables.

Paper Submission Page

Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines:

https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Publication

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.

Book

Selected papers will be nominated for submission to the book: