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          Second IFIP NTMS International Workshop on 
    Cybercrime Investigation and Digital Forensics (CID2021)
                  in conjunction with NTMS 2021
                19-21 April 2021, Paris, France


Submission Deadline (extended): Febrruary 07, 2021.
Technically co-sponsored by IEEE & IFIP TC6.
The Location may be changed or switched to online as a result of the ongoing arrangements surrounding COVID-19.

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®, IFIP Digital Library, and SCOPUS, as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

The purpose of the workshop is to explore the challenges faced by researchers, practitioners, and non-technical professionals in digital and cybercrime investigation. This workshop will provide a forum for law enforcement, judiciary, and industry to share their problems and challenges with people from academia and industry for a possible solution to meet their needs. This will promote collaboration between industry, academia, and R&D and will help the collaborating partners to benefit from each other’s resources
and expertise in the domain. 

The workshop will include talks and tutorials on innovative tools and techniques such as state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions, theories and algorithms, experimental results, and formal and mathematical models.

The unprecedented increase in online crimes, including identifying theft, phishing and social engineering attacks, has increased digital forensics' need. Digital forensics aimed to collect, analyze, and present digital evidence to prosecute cybercriminals in the court of law. Digital forensics is becoming more challenging due to the tremendous increase in ubiquities in computing, the emergence of new technologies such as cloud computing, and the influx of a plethora of smart devices. Finding potential evidence related to a crime is no more an issue due to the availability of network logs, chat logs, web forums, emails, and social networking posts. The challenge is to precisely analyze large volumes of data in a timely manner and collect
forensic evidence related to crimes being investigated. 

Digital forensics is employed for fraud detection, homeland security, financial scams investigation, and for revealing discrepancies in business transactions. The increased computing power, storage capability, and innovative machine learning and data analytics techniques play a vital role in digital forensics. New legislation and revising existing laws to cover the new online crimes adequately is imperative. The workshop is covering, but not limited to, the following topics.

- Forensic processes and procedures
- Digital Forensic: challenges and common practices
- Big Data in digital forensics
- Network and log forensics
- Memory forensics
- Flash and physical memory forensics
- Software and hardware forensic tools
- Anonymity and authorship forensics
- Small-scale digital devices forensics
- Smart toy and gaming console forensics
- Messaging forensics
- Anti-Forensic and steganography 
- Cloud forensics: technical, jurisdiction and legal challenges
- Digital forensics and cybercrime laws
- Role of Big Data in forensic analysis
- IoT forensics
- Drone forensics
- Cybercrime laws and procedures
- Digital forensics and social crimes
- Digital forensics and financial crimes, including money laundering 
- Digital forensics and cyberstalking, and cyberbullying
- Digital forensics and homeland security
- Digital forensics and operating systems platforms and file system
- Digital crimes and international laws
- Socio-linguistics and criminology
- Email forensics
- Digital crime scene investigation
- Digital forensics tools testing and evaluation


Papers Submission Deadline: February 7, 2021
Papers Acceptance Notification: March 8, 2021
Papers camera-ready: March 18, 2021


Workshop Chair
Farkhund Iqbal, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Technical Program Chair
Patrick C. K. Hung, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Ontario Tech University, Canada

Technical Program Committee Members
Jigang Liu, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota, USA
Diane Barrett, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Yan Bai, University of Washington Tacoma, USA
Babar Shah, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Noman Mohammed, University of Manitoba, Canada
Huwida Said, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Thar B. Shamsa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Elias Bou-Harb, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Felix Freiling, Friedrich-Alexander- Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Paper submission via EDAS


Submissions should be original and limited to 5 double-column pages and should follow IEEE paper templates. Paper with more pages can be accepted; however, they need to be reduced to 5 pages for publication.

The submission process is available at http://www.ntms-conf.org/ntms2021/call-for-workshops/cid2020

Extended versions of accepted papers will be invited for submission by a journal special Issue.

If you have any question or facing problems with the system, please e-mail Farkhund DOT Iqbal AT zu DOT ac DOT ae