Call for Papers

4th Workshop on Big Data for Cybersecurity (BigCyber 2021)

in conjunction with the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2021), 
Dec 15-18, 2021
The conference and the workshop will be held virtually)
Paper Submission Deadline: October 1, 2021
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, 2021: Due date for full workshop papers submission
Nov 1, 2021: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
Nov 15, 2021: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 15-18, 2021: 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).