The First IEEE International Workshop on Cybercrime Defense and Digital Forensics
(CDD - 2019)
In Conjunction with
16th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA - 2019
November 3rd to November 7th, 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The 16th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA is organizing The First IEEE International Workshop on Cybercrime Defense and Digital Forensics 2019. The recent innovations in smart connected devices, their use in businesses, online communication, and home security, bring with them new avenues for online attacks and cybercrimes. In this workshop, our objective is to study and address the numerous challenges of computer crimes and investigation.
This workshop will bring researchers, practitioner, law enforcement, judiciary and industry, and non-technical professionals together from the area of cybersecurity, digital forensics, cybercrime investigation, and prosecution, to discuss and share their requirements and challenges and to find optimal solutions. 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 requirements for digital forensics has increased due to tremendous growth of online crimes such as identity theft, phishing, and social engineering attacks. The objectives of Digital forensics is to collect, preserve, recover, analyze, and present digital evidence to prosecute cybercriminals in the court of law.
Influx of plethora of smart devices, Ubiquitous computing, cloud computing, high speed network, volume of data, and rise of antiforensic techniques presented new challenges in digital forensic.
 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 the detection of digital misconduct, homeland security, financial scams investigation and revealing discrepancies in public and private organizations. The improvements in computing power and storage, and the advancement in artificial intelligence and data analytics techniques has opened new opportunities in the area of digital forensics. New legislation and revising existing laws to adequately cover the new online crimes is imperative. The workshop is covering, but not limited to, the following topics.
• Forensic processes and procedures
• Digital Forensic: challenges and common practices
• Network and log forensics
• Memory forensics
• Flash and physical memory forensics
• Software and hardware forensic tools
• Small-scale digital devices forensics
• Smart toys and gaming console forensics
• Messaging forensices
• 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 cyber stalking 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
• Case study  

Workshop Chair
• Farkhund Iqbal, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
• Dr Áine MacDermott, Department of Computer Science Room, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
• Patrick Hung, Associate Professor, Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada.
Technical Program Committee
• Moayad Aloqaily, Gnowit Inc., Ottawa, ON, Canada
• Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
• Benjamin Fung, McGill University, Canada
• Marcus K Rogers, Purdue University, USA
• Ibrahim Baggili, University of New Haven, USA
• Diane Barrett, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
• Yan Bai, University of Washington Tacoma
• Babar Shah, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
• Noman Mohammed, University of Manitoba
• Huwida Said, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates.

Submissions Guidelines and PROCEEDINGS

Manuscripts should be prepared in 10-point font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format. All papers should be in PDF format and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link. A full paper must not exceed the stated length (including all figures, tables, and references). Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines may be rejected without review. Also, submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the workshop Chair for further information or clarification.
All submissions are blind peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be published by the IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion.
Submitted papers must include original work and must not be under consideration for another conference or journal. Submission of regular papers must not exceed 6 pages and must follow the IEEE paper format. Please include up to 7 keywords, complete postal and e-mail address, and fax and phone numbers of the corresponding author. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their work at the conference. Submitted papers that are deemed of good quality but that could not be accepted as regular papers will be accepted as short papers.

Important Dates
• Submission deadline: June 20th, 2019 deadline extended to July 7
Notification of acceptance: July 25th, 2019
• Camera-ready papers due: August 01, 2019

Submission System