21-23th November 2016 | Cyprus
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First IFIP NTMS International Workshop on Cybercrime Investigation and Digital forensics (CID)

in conjunction with the

8th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS) – 21-23 November 2016, Cyprus


After the success of its previous editions, the 2016 IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS) is organizing the First IFIP NTMS International Workshop on Cybercrime Investigation and Digital forensics (CID2016). The purpose of the workshop is to explore the challenges faced by researchers, practitioners, and non-technical professionals in the area of 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 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 identify theft, phishing and social engineering attacks has increased the need for digital forensics. Digital forensics is aimed to collect, analyze, and present digital evidence to prosecute cybercriminals in the court of law. Digital forensics is becoming more challenging due to tremendous increase in ubiquities computing, emergence of new technologies such as cloud computing and with influx of plethora of smart devices. Finding potential evidence related to a crime is no more an issue due to availability of network logs, chat logs, web forums, emails and social networking posts. The challenge is to precisely analyze large volumes of data in 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 the development of innovative machine learning and data analytics techniques are playing a vital role in digital forensics. New legislation and revising exiting 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 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 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   




Authors are invited to submit papers on the EDAS web site of the conference in PDF format: https://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=22575

Submissions should be original and limited to 7 double-column pages, and should follow IEEE paper templates. All accepted papers will be published and distributed with the official conference proceedings.

Submitted papers must be printable in order to be accepted and it must include the following information:

  • Title of the paper;
  • Authors' names and affiliations;
  • Contact author's name and address (both postal and electronic);
  • A short abstract;
  • A list of keywords;
  • A clear description of the motivation, design briefing, key R&D results, and lessons learned;

Please note that all the content must be strictly educational and marketing oriented papers will not be accepted. The selection will be done by members of the technical and industrial program committees. 

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 7th, 2016
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: September 17th, 2016
  • Camera-Ready Paper Submission: October 1st, 2016



Workshop Chair

  • Farkhund Iqbal, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates 

TPC Chairs

  • Omar AlFandi, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates.
  • Andrew Marrington, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates.

TPC member 

  • 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



Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in sponsoring the 8th IFIP NTMS edition, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Important dates

  • Papers Submission Deadline : July 7th 2016 September 16th, 2016
  • WORKSHOPS Papers Submission Deadline : July 7th 2016 August 31th, 2016
  • Papers Acceptance Notification: September 30th, 2016
  • Papers camera-ready: October 17th, 2016
  • Workshop/Keynote submission deadline: Mai 31th, 2016
  • Workshop/Keynote Acceptance Notification: June 30th, 2016