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9th EAI International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime

October 9–11, 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic

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Call for papers for the 9th International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C)


Conference Dates:            October 9 - 11, 2017

Location:                              Prague, Czech Republic

Paper Submission:           Monday May 29th, 2017 (any time zone)



The International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) brings together leading researchers, practitioners, and educators from around the world to advance the state of the art in digital forensic and cyber crime investigation.

ICDF2C 2017 will be held October 9 - 11, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. We invite contributions for completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, industrial talks, tutorial proposals and workshops. Research papers are evaluated through a double-blind, peer-reviewing process and accepted research papers will be published in printed proceedings by Springer-Verlag.



Authors are encouraged to submit papers relating to these themes:

  • Digital forensics of Internet of Things (IoT) and smart technologies
  • Application of advanced method for big data analysis in digital forensics



The Internet has made it easier to perpetrate crimes by providing criminals an avenue for launching attacks with relative anonymity. The increased complexity of global communication and networking infrastructure and devices makes investigation of cybercrimes difficult. Clues of illegal activities are often buried in large volumes of data that need to be sifted through in order to detect crimes and collect evidence. The field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation has become very important for law enforcement, national security, and information assurance. Digital forensics and cybercrime investigations are multidisciplinary areas that encompass law, computer science, finance, telecommunications, data analytics, policing and more. ICDF2C brings together practitioners and researchers from diverse fields providing opportunities for business and intellectual engagement among attendees. The following topics highlight the conference's theme:

  • Anti Forensics and Anti-Anti Forensics
  • Big Data and Digital Forensics
  • Business Applications of Digital Forensics
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Cryptocurrency and Money Laundering
  • Cyber Crime Investigations
  • Cyber Criminal Psychology and Profiling
  • Cyber Culture & Cyber Terrorism
  • Data hiding and steganography
  • Database Forensics
  • Digital Forensic Science
  • Digital Forensic Tool Testing and validation
  • Digital Forensic Trends
  • Digital Forensics & Law
  • Digital Forensics Techniques and Tools
  • Digital Forensics Triage
  • e-Discovery
  • Hacking
  • Incident Response
  • Information Warfare & Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Machine learning and Digital Forensics
  • Malware & Botnets
  • Mobile / Handheld Device & Multimedia Forensics
  • Network forensics
  • Novel Digital Forensics Training programs
  • Online Fraud
  • SCADA Forensics
  • Software & Media Piracy
  • Theoretical Foundations of Digital Forensics
  • Philosophical accounts for Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics



Research papers (completed and work-in-progress)

Submission deadline:                    Monday, 15 May 2017 Monday, 29th May 2017 (any time zone)

Notification of Acceptance:             Thursday, 20 July 2017

Camera-ready Version:                   Thursday, 10 August 2017


Other Submissions (industry talks, tutorials, workshops):

            Submission deadline:                   Monday, 3 July 2017

            Notification of Acceptance:            Thursday, 20 July 2017



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. Papers in the topic areas discussed are preferred, although contributions outside those topics may also be of interest. Please feel free at any time to contact the conference general chair if you have questions regarding your submission.

  • Completed Research Papers: No longer than 14 pages (including abstract, figures, tables and references).
  • Research in Progress Papers: No longer than 6 pages (including abstract, figures, tables and references).



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



Submissions can be made in a number of categories: completed research papers, research-in-progress papers, industrial talks, workshop and tutorial proposals. 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.
  • Workshop Proposal: Typically a 1,000 word synopsis about the content of the workshop.
  • Tutorial Proposals: Typically a 1,000 word description of topic(s), potential speakers, program length, and potential audience. Also, include proposer resume(s).



Research paper submission will be handled electronically. Papers must be formatted using Springer LNICST Authors' Kit ( and submitted only through by going here:


All submitted research papers (completed and in-progress) will be judged based on their quality through double-blind reviewing. Authors' names must not appear in the paper. All other submissions should be sent via e-mail to the conference general  chairs (mschmiedecker (at); matousp (at) If you are not sure to which category you should submit your proposal, please, contact us by e-mail.



Accepted papers will be published in the ICDF2C 2017 Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Tele-communications Engineering (LNICST) series.

  • The proceedings will be available both as paper-based copies and via Springerlink, Springer's digital library.
  • The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.
  • This year, Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL) is a partner of the conference. Thus, selected papers will be invited for publishing their expanded versions a special issue of JDFSL.



General Co-Chair

Petr Matoušek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

Martin Schmiedecker, SBA Research, Vienna, Austria


TPC Chair

Sebastian Schinzel, University of Applied Sciences, Munster, Germany


Workshop Chair

Marc Scanlon, University College Dublin, Ireland


Publicity and Webchair Chairs

Sebastian Neuner, SBA Research, Vienna, Austria


Local Chair

Matěj Grégr, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic


Conference Coordinators

Anna Horvathova, European Alliance for Innovation