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Publication Date

Fourth Quarter 2020

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

Emerging technologies, such as internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, edge computing, software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), have already shown their potential to heavily impact modern life. However, the widespread adoption of those technologies is still being hindered by various serious security and privacy concerns. Moreover, the cyber forensics is another critical concern with the adoption of those modern technologies.

However, due to the unique nature of these technologies and non-trivial challenges in offering security and forensics solutions for them, there exist several open research problems that are critical in ensuring a safer adoption to the modern era to provide better security guarantee and ensure proper forensics procedure.

This special issue on cyber forensics for emerging technologies aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to publish novel solutions to ensure better protection in emerging technologies. This section invites submissions on new attacks and solutions on emerging technologies (e.g., IoT, cloud/edge computing, and SDN/NFV) that shed light on various security and forensics problems and provide their effective solutions.

The topics of interests related to cyber forensics for emerging technologies include, but are not limited to:

  • Forensics in Cloud Computing
  • Virtual Network Security
  • Data Protection in Clouds
  • Trusted Computing in Clouds
  • Cloud Security Auditing
  • Risk Analysis for Clouds
  • SDN Security/Forensics
  • NFV Security/Forensics
  • Security and Privacy of Federated Clouds and Edge Computing
  • Security and Privacy of Fog Computing
  • Forensics and visualization of Big Data
  • Forensics in IoT
  • Data Protection in IoT
  • Malware Analysis and Attribution
  • Digital Evidence Extraction/query using Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Social Networking Analysis
  • OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
  • Non-Traditional Forensic Applications
  • Distributed System Forensics
  • Healthcare/ E-health security and forensics

Submission Guidelines

Submit manuscript to:
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Lead Guest Editor

Suryadipta Majumdar, University at Albany – SUNY, USA

Guest Editors

Prabir Bhattacharya, Concordia University, Canada
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Yuan Hong, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Krishnashree Achuthan, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
Daniel Bastos, British Telecom, UK

For inquiries regarding this Special Issue, please contact the Lead Guest Editor.