Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)


Special Issue On: Recent Research in Security, Privacy and Forensic Analysis System for Smart Devices

Submission Due Date
6/20/2018

Guest Editors
Gulshan Shrivastava, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Nhu Nguyen Gia, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
Loredana-Mihaela STANCIU, Politehnica University Timisoara, Romania
Dac-Nhuong Le, Haiphong University, Vietnam

Introduction
In recent years, privacy and forensic analysis concerns with smart devices have becoming a key research area. The smart devices provide enhanced features such as optimized display, in-house health monitoring, people tracking, driving directions, etc. Smart device forensics analysis is a classification under digital forensics that mainly deals with the analysis of digital evidence found in smart devices such as Smart phones, tablets and Smart watch. There is an enormous rate of increase in threats with constantly increasing releases of smart devices and hasty development in innovative technologies. Digital forensics analysis procedure to acquire and analyze digital evidences originated in a smart device based on file systems, logical memory storage and operating system architectures.

Objective
Main intend of this special issue to provide a premier international platform for wide range of professions including scholars, researchers, academicians and Industry people to present and discuss to bridge the gap by providing an in-depth look into smart devices and explaining technologies involved and their relationship to analytic procedures. This special issue covers smart devices with features beyond sensor and IoT capabilities. This special issue will also discusses procedures for the validation, preservation, acquisition, examination, analysis, and reporting of digital information and its best practices for the real world.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Secure converged and integrated systems for forensic computing
• Investigation modeling for Smart device data analytics & platforms
• Privacy and forensic of Smart devices in banking systems
• Privacy and forensic of Smart devices in telecommunication systems
• Privacy and forensic of Smart devices in finance systems
• Risk and reliability analysis in the Internet and enterprise Smart devices
• Privacy and forensic of Smart devices in communication systems
• Privacy and forensic of Smart devices in e-Commerce
• Analysis of big data in emergency services, energy, food chain
• Privacy analysis of Smart devices in critical infrastructure
• Privacy and forensics management of Smart devices in cloud computing
• Security and privacy analysis of Industrial control systems
• Security, privacy and forensics of big data in stock trade
• Smart device data for security analysis
• Evidence collection through Smart device data analytics
• Privacy and forensic of Web engineering in telecommunication systems

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Recent Research in Security, Privacy and Forensic Analysis System for Smart Devices on or before May 01, 2018. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Gulshan Shrivastava
Guest Editor
International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)
E-mail: gulshan.shrivastava@ieee.org

Special Issue On: Cybercrime Investigation and Digital Forensics

Submission Due Date
6/30/2018

Guest Editors
Farkhund Iqbal
College of Technological Innovation
Zayed University, UAE

Patrick C. K. Hung
Faculty of Business and Information Technology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Benjamin C. M. Fung
School of Information Studies
McGill University, Canada



Introduction
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.

Objective
The goal of this special issue is to present both novel and industrial solutions to challenging technical issues as well as to explore the challenges faced by researchers, practitioners, and non-technical professionals in digital and cybercrime investigation. This special issue will share related practical experiences to benefit the reader, and 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.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

• 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
• Internet of Thing (IoT) forensics
• Drone forensics
• Cybercrime laws and procedures
• Digital forensics: social crimes
• Digital forensics: financial crimes including money laundering
• Digital forensics: cyber stalking and cyber bullying
• Digital forensics: homeland security
• Digital forensics: 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
• Case studies


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on [insert special issue topic] on or before [insert due date]. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Farkhund Iqbal, Patrick C. K. Hung, Benjamin C. M. Fung
Guest Editors
The International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)
E-mail: farkhund.iqbal@zu.ac.ae, patrick.hung@uoit.ca, ben.fung@mcgill.ca