Program of the Workshop 2020

Program (To Be Updated)

Introduction and Scope

Following the positive feedback and great interest last year, we are delighted to announce the 4th International Workshop on Big Data Analytic for Cybercrime Investigation and Prevention, co-located with IEEE Big Data 2020 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA that takes place VIRTUALLY on December 10-13, 2020.

Covid-19 Information

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to transform the in-person component of IEEE Big Data 2020 into an all-digital conference experience – IEEE Big Data 2020 will now be an online event. Therefore, IEEE BigData 2020 will no longer take place in Atlanta, Georgia, US and will instead take place virtually. The conference dates remain the same – December 10-13, 202

The big data paradigm has become an inevitable aspect of today's digital forensics investigations. Acquiring a forensic copy of seized data mediums already takes several hours due to the increasing storage size. In addition are several other time-consuming laboratory analysis steps required, such as evidence identification, corresponding data preprocessing, analysis, linkage, and final reporting. These steps have to be repeated for every physical device examined in the criminal case. Conventional digital forensics data preprocessing and analysis methods struggle when handling the contemporary variety, variability, volume and velocity of case data. Thus, proactive approaches have to be developed and integrated in daily law enforcement operations; for timely detection and prevention of the illegal activities in a data-intensive environments. Thus, there is a need for advanced big data analytics to aid in cyber crime investigations, which requires novel approaches for automated analysis. This workshop is organized to bring together recent development in big data analysis to aid in current challenges in cybercrime investigations.

Research Topics of Interest

The topics of the workshop are as following, but not limited to:

Algorithm areas

- Machine Learning-aided analysis

- Graph-based detection

- Topic modelling

- Improvements of existing methods

- Decision Support Systems


- Novel datasets

- New data formats

- Digital Forensics data simulation

- Anonymised case data

- New data formats and taxonomies


- Secure collaborative platforms

- Distributed storage and processing

- Technologies for data streams

- Hardware / software architectures for large-scale data

Application areas

- Cyber Threats Intelligence

- Network Forensics Readiness

- Malware Analysis & Detection

- Emails mining & Authorship Identification

- Social Network Mining

- Events correlations

- Access Logs analysis

- Mobile Forensics

- Fraud Detection

- Database Forensics

- IoT Forensics

- Blockchain technologies

- Industrial systems

Important dates

Oct 5 (Sep 15), 2020: Due date for full workshop paper submissions

Oct 15, 2020: Notification of paper acceptance to authors

Nov 1, 2020: Latest due date for camera-ready of accepted papers

Dec 10-13 , 2020: Workshops and conference

Program Chairs

  • Andrii Shalaginov

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology

  • Asif Iqbal

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology & CEO Athena Labs

  • Igor Kotsiuba

    Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering

  • Mamoun Alazab

    Charles Darwin University

Technical Program Committee

Ajit Kumar (VIT Bhopal)

Aleksandar Jevremovic (Singidunum University)

Bing Zhou (Sam Houston State University)

Cristian Bucur (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal)

Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)

Junaid Arshad (Birmingham City University)

Inna Skarga-Bandurova (Pukhov Institute for Modelling in Energy Engineering)

Marko Krstic (Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Service)

Mohamed Abomhara (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Mohannad Alhanahnah (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Naw Safrin Sattar (University of New Orleans)

Ogerta Eleza (University of Tirana)

Olaf M. Maennel (Tallinn University of Technology)

Raffaele Olivieri (Arma dei Carabinieri – Ra.C.I.S.)

Sanjay Kumar (University of Jyväskylä)

Shih-Chieh Su (‎Amazon)

Sule Yildirim Yayilgan (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Thippa Reddy G (Vellore Institute Of Technology)

Vasileios Mavroeidis (University of Oslo)

Vinayakumar Ravi (University of Cincinnati)

Vinti Agarwal (Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani)

Keynote Speakers


Paper Submission

The authors are invited to submit: full-length papers (up to 10 pages IEEE 2-column format), short papers (4-6 pages IEEE 2-column format) or abstract papers (up to 4 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system. Page count includes references, figures and tables.

Paper Submission Page

Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (see link to "formatting instructions" below) using Letter page format (8.5" x 11").

LaTex Formatting Macros or DOC


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.

Special Issue

Extended papers should have at least 60% of new material and will be sent through a review process to ensure the quality of contributions. Selected papers will be nominated for submission to:

1. Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Defence and Smart Policing (AICDSP), journal Future Generation Computer Systems LINK.

2. Special Issue on Forensics Data Analytics Enhancement via Artificial Intelligences and Big Data Analytics, MDPI Future Internet journal LINK.