International Workshop on Cyber Forensics and Advanced Threat Investigations in Emerging Networks

CFATI 2020

Forensic Science

International Workshop on Cyber Forensics and Advanced Threat Investigations in Emerging Networks (CFATI 2020)
in conjunction with EUSPN-2020 conference Nov 2 - 5, 2020 , Madeira, Portugal
Scope of the workshop:
The evolve of networked technologies, such as the internet of things and cyber-physical systems, possess challenges base on the highly limited capabilities of their infrastructure devices and the type of data that can be processed by these devices. Complicated efforts are required in suitable and timely manners against any detected threats. Moreover, new frameworks are required to collect and preserve potential evidential data in suitable and timely manners as well. To guarantee proper cyber-defenses and strategies against the expanding landscape of criminal activities as well as rapidly advancing network technologies such as SDN or 5G and 6G.
There is a growing need for new methodologies, tools, and techniques, capable of extracting, preserving, and analyzing different evidence trails in various networked services and devices such as routers, firewalls, web proxies, and network monitoring tools. Additionally, there is also a growing need for research in new systems that are capable of analyzing network traffic, netflows, and systems logs. Satisfying these demands will aid in reconstructing the timeline of the cyber-crime/attack under investigation and, possibly, the identification of the potential actor(s).
The main motivation for this Workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on cyber forensics and threat investigations for emerging networks to disseminate current research issues and advances. Original technical papers describing new, state-of-the-art research, will be considered. The Workshop welcomes submissions that evaluate existing research results by reproducing experiments. The aim of this workshop is to provide insight for the discussion of the major research challenges and achievements on various topics of interest.
CFATI 2020 will be held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2020) which is co-organized on November 2-5, 2020, Madeira, Portugal.
Papers on practical as well as on theoretical topics and problems in various topics related to cyber forensics and threat investigations, are invited, with special emphasis on novel techniques and tools to collect data from networked devices and services in emerging networks (such as the ones can be found in cyber-physical systems and Internet of things). Topics include (but are not limited to):
· Advanced threat investigations, forensic and anti-forensic techniques
· Cooperative and distributed forensics and threat investigations
· Data exfiltration techniques from networked devices and services (e.g. cyber-physical systems, and Internet-of-Things)
· Attack detection, traceback and attribution in SDN, 5G and 6G
· Methods for reconstruction of internet activities in SDN, 5G and 6G
· Forensics and threat investigations in IoT
· Forensics and threat investigations in peer-to-peer, social, and cloud networks
· Vulnerability & threat detection and mitigation techniques for networked services
· Novel large-scale investigations techniques to analyze intelligence data sets and logs
· Tools and services for cyber forensics and threat investigations
· VoIP forensics, VoIPoW forensics

We also encourage contributions describing innovative work in the realm of cyber security, cyber defense, and digital crimes.
All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the EUSPN 2020 proceedings, which will be published by Elsevier. The authors must follow Elsevier guidelines as given on the EUSPN 2020 website. The number of pages for workshop papers is limited to 6 pages
Paper format
The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer Science, MS Word Template, Latex, Template Generic, Elsevier.
Authors should submit their contributions here, electronically in PDF format.
The submission processes will be managed by If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking the "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date. In case of any problem with submission, please contact the workshop chair for assistance
Selective outstanding papers
Selected papers presented at the workshop, after further revision, will have the opportunity to be published in special issues in indexed and/or high impact factor journals (details will be put online shortly).
All workshops accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (online). Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus and Engineering Village (Ei). This includes EI Compendex. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP.
Workshop Program Chairs
John William Walker, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
Ahmed Elmesiry, University of South Wales, United Kingdom.
Workshop Coordinator
​Mamoun Qasem, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Technical Program Committee
Yucel Saygin, Sabancı University, Turkey
Mirela Sertovic, Concept Tech Int, United Kingdom
Ali Jwaid, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Karima Boudaoud, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Dmitri Botvich, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Mohammed Saad, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
​Mohamed Aborizka, Arab Academy for Science, Technology, Egypt
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