Call for Papers

3rd Workshop on Big Data for Cybersecurity (BigCyber 2020)

Paper submission:

in conjunction with the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2020), 
December 10-13, 2020
The conference and the workshop will be held virtually)
Paper Submission Deadline: October 1, 2020
Security analysts need to process high velocity and veracious data for early, ideally left of exploit, detection of cybersecurity events, such as attacks, data-theft, etc. The problem is challenging given the constantly evolving threat landscape. Even with advanced monitoring, sophisticated persistent attackers can spend as many as 146 days in a system before being detected. Existing systems’ lack of unified organizational view causes information flooding and overwhelms a security analyst with false alarms. We need techniques that reduces an analyst’s cognitive load. 

Big data crossing the organizational boundary even in mid-size environments, need to be mined, examined, analyzed to create ‘Analyst Augmentation Systems’ which will aid security analysts in their day to day operations. 

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from Cybersecurity and Big Data to help further homeland security’s missions of anticipation, interdiction, prevention, preparedness, and response. We invite submissions in areas (but not limited to) related to knowledge extraction from cybersecurity intelligence big datasets, fast analysis of security datasets for relevant information, and using this knowledge for various cybersecurity activities like early attack detection, mitigation, remediation, and forensics.

Big data and Cybersecurity research is an interdisciplinary research field involving researchers in information technologies, computer science, public policy, computational social science, social computing, and social and behavioural studies as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence experts, and information technology industry consultants and practitioners.

Workshop Topics (include, but is not limited to):
-BigCyber Informatics 
--IoT Security Informatics
--Intelligence Acquisition
--Knowledge representation for cybersecurity
--Information & Knowledge mining from big datasets

-CyberSecurity Big Data Analytics 
--Real-time situational awareness
--Artificial Intelligence Analytics Techniques
--Intrusion and cybersecurity threat detection and analysis
--Cyber-physical-social system security and incident management
--Mobile and cloud computing security
--IoT security
--Big data analytics for cybersecurity
--Machine learning for cybersecurity
--Artificial Intelligence for cybersecurity
--Big data analytics for digital forensics

-CyberSecurity Applications 
--Anomaly/threat detection techniques
--Automated security aids for Analysts
--Criminal/intelligence information extraction
--intelligence monitoring and analysis
--Financial and accounting fraud analysis
--Authorship analysis and identification
--Spatial-temporal data analysis for crime analysis and security informatics
--Formal reasoning, with focus on human element, in cyber systems
--Best practices in counter-terrorism or security protection
--Information sharing policy and governance
--Privacy, security, and civil liberties issues
--Forecasting threats and measuring the impact of threats
--Surveillance and intelligence through unconventional means

Important dates:
Oct 1, 2020: Due date for full workshop papers submission
Nov 1, 2020: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
Nov 15, 2020: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 10-13, 2020: Workshops

Paper Submission:
Please submit a full-length paper (up to 10 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system.

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

Workshop Chairs

Chair: Karuna P Joshi, UMBC Site Director of CARTA I/UCRC, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA.

Co-chair: Bhavani Thuraisingham, Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research Institute and Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. Distinguished Professor, University of Texas, Dallas, USA .

Program Chairs
-Rajeev Agrawal, Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
-Sudip Mittal, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington   

Program Committee Members 

-Wenjia Li, Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology, USA
-Claudia Pearce, United States Department of Defense, USA.
-Sandeep Nair Narayanan, CISCO
-Maanak Gupta, Assistant Professor, Tennessee Tech University
-Mahmoud Abdelsalam, Assistant Professor, Manhattan College.
-Mehmet E Tozal, Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana
-Kaushik Roy, Associate Professor, North Carolina A&T State University