IEEE BigData 2017

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

Introduction to Workshop

The big data paradigm has become inevitable in every aspect of the digital forensics process. Increase in personal devices (such as computers, smart phones, tablets, sensors and storage mediums) results in an expanding volume of potential evidence found in them. The increase in data is one of the largest challenges facing law enforcements’ timely prosecutions; with the effect, that human analysts can no longer be the lone actor in the loop. There is a need to create innovative and advanced models and analysis methods to help human analysts within law enforcements. To automatically aid with the discovery, correlation, examination, analysis and understanding of evidence in criminal cases. Advanced big data analytics are important for cybercrime investigation and require novel approaches for automation.


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.

Research Topics

1. Algorithms

  • Machine Learning-aided analysis
  • Graph-based detection
  • Topic modelling
  • Secure platforms
  • Distributed storage and processing
  • Secure collaborative platforms

2. Applications

  • Network Forensics Readiness
  • Cyber Threats Intelligence
  • Malware Analysis \& Detection
  • Emails mining
  • Events correlations
  • Acccess Logs analysis
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Fraud Detection
  • Database Forensics
  • IoT Forensics

3. Data

  • Novel datasets
  • Digital Forensics data simulation
  • Anonymised case data
  • Data storage standards
  • New formats and taxonomies

Paper Submission

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

Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines, see formatting instructions here

Best Papers

Selected paper will be nominated for submission to Special Issue on Cyber Threat Intelligence and Analytics. The extended papers should have at least 60% of new material and will be send through a review process to ensure the quality of contributions.


Important dates

10 October 2017 – Due date for full workshop papers submission
1 November 2017 – Notification of paper acceptance to authors
15 November 2017 – Camera-ready of accepted papers
11–14 December 2017 – Workshop

Program committee

Asif Iqbal – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Bojan Kolosnjaji – Technical University of Munich
Carl Leichter – NTNU
Dmitry Kangin – University of Exeter
Emiliano Casalicchio – Blekinge Institute of Technology
Ethan Rudd – University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Hamid Ebadi – Chalmers University of Technology
Hanno Langweg – Konstanz University of Applied Sciences
Heri Ramampiaro – NTNU
Martin Boldt – Blekinge Institute of Technology
Olaf M. Maennel – Tallinn University of Technology
Pavel Gladyshev – Dublin School of Computer Science
Pierre Lison – Norwegian Computing Centre
Michael McGuire – Towson University