Call for Papers


Cyberspace is becoming increasingly central to the basic function of modern society. Cybercrime and cyber warfare have emerged as major threats to the integrity of digital information and to the functioning of cyber-controlled physical systems. Such threats have direct consequences for almost all individuals, businesses and organizations, government institutions, and civic processes.

Digital forensics and cybercrime investigations are multidisciplinary areas that encompass law and law enforcement, computer science and engineering, IT operations, economics and finance, data analytics and criminal justice. ICDF2C brings together researchers and practitioners from all these areas in order to scientifically address the numerous challenges due to the rapid increase in the amount and variety of data under investigation, as well as the growing complexity of both the threats and the targeted systems.


Major topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in Traditional System Forensic Methods: data recovery and reconstruction, filesystem/RAM/network/cache analysis, log analysis, mobile devices, database forensics, evidence obfuscation/sanitization and counter measures
  • Multimedia and Artifact Analysis: audio/video reconstruction, data hiding and steganography, source authentication and forgery detection, theft and piracy detection
  • Emerging Approaches to Cyber Forensics : evidence acquisition and analysis from cloud services, IoT devices, and social media; automated evidence processing, big data analytics, machine learning, blockchain analysis; digital-forensics-as-a-service
  • Incident Response and Malware Analysis : threat detection, reverse engineering, triage, malware analysis and remediation, botnets, operational recovery
  • SCADA Forensics and Critical Infrastructure Protection : reverse engineering and analysis of SCADA protocols, attack vectors, defenses; information warfare and attacks on cyber-physical systems
  • Digital Forensic Science : theoretical models, applied models, reference data sets, tool testing, calibration, and validation; new approaches to training and education
  • Cyber Crime Law, Psychology and Economics : legal developments, cyber crime investigations — methodology and case studies, criminal psychology and profiling, cyber culture, cyber terrorism, online fraud, cyber crime economics and markets, cryptocurrencies and money laundering

Research Papers 

Papers describing original unpublished research are solicited. Submissions must not be concurrently under review by a conference, journal or any other venue that has proceedings.

Paper submission will be handled electronically. Papers must be formatted using Springer LNICST Authors’ Kit), shall not exceed 18 pages and have to be submitted through

Best Paper Award

The program committee may designate up to three papers accepted to the conference as ICDF2C Best Papers. Every submission is automatically eligible for this award.


All registered papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

ICDF2C proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Other Submission Categories

Submissions can be made in a number of categories. Besides Full Research Papers, industrial talks, panel proposals, and Workshop / Tutorial proposals are accepted. Please follow the following guidelines in preparing your submission.

  • Industrial Talk: Typically a 1,000 word description of the proposed talk. All talks must be vendor neutral.
  • Panel Proposals: Typically a 1,000 word description, identifying the panelists to be involved.
  • Workshop / Tutorial Proposals: Typically a 1,000 word description of topic(s), potential speakers, program length, hands-on activity and potential audience. Also, include proposer resume(s)

Please submit proposals through Easychair. Make sure you choose the correct category for your proposal.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
30 April 2018  extended to 14 May 2018
Other Submission deadline
31 July 2018
Notification deadline
25 June 2018
Camera-ready deadline
15 July 2018
Start of Conference
10 September 2018