[DFSci] [Extended Deadline: 20th April] International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics

Mark Scanlon mark.scanlon at ucd.ie
Mon Apr 13 09:09:55 PDT 2015

The International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics (WCSF 2015) to
be held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on
Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2015)


August 24-28, 2015
Université Paul Sabatier
Toulouse, France

Cloud computing offers utility oriented Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) services to users all over the world. The evolution of
cloud computing is driving the design of datacentres by architecting them
as networks of virtual services; this enables users to access and run
applications from anywhere in the world. As the prevalence and usage of
networked cloud computer systems increases, logically the security of these
systems can pose significant security concerns and the likelihood of these
systems being used for criminal behaviour also increases. Thus, this new
computing evolution has a direct effect on, and creates challenges for,
cybersecurity and digital forensic practitioners.

The field of digital forensics has grown rapidly over the last decade due
to the rise of the Internet and associated crimes; however while the theory
is well established, the practical application of the discipline is still
new and developing. Law enforcement agencies can no longer rely on
traditional digital forensic methods of data acquisition through device
seizure to gather relevant evidence pertaining to an investigation from
cloud sources. Using traditional digital forensic methods will lead to the
loss or overlooking of valuable evidential material hosted on cloud-based
infrastructures. Cloud computing and its impact on digital forensics will
continue to grow and traditional digital forensics methods are inadequate
for cloud forensic investigations.

*Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:*

   - Cloud Forensics and e-Discovery
   - Intrusion and Attack Readiness
   - Cloud Cryptography
   - Datacentre and Data Security
   - Big Data Forensics
   - Security and Privacy for Cloud Computing
   - Trust and Policy Management
   - Case Studies of Cloud-based Attacks
   - Cloud Data Recovery
   - Private Cloud Security

*Important Dates*
*Submission Deadline April 20, 2015*
Author Notification May 18, 2015
Proceedings Version June 15, 2015
Conference Dates August 24-28, 2015

*Workshop Chairs*
Mark Scanlon (Chair)
University College Dublin, Ireland

Nhien-An Le-Khac (Co-Chair)
University College Dublin, Ireland

Email: chairs[at]wcsf.co

*Program Committee*

Elias Bou-Harb, Concordia University, Canada
Raymond Choo, University of South Australia
Jason Farina, University College Dublin, Ireland
Joshua I. James, SoonChunHyang University, Korea
Nhien-An Le-Khac, University College Dublin, Ireland
Jungwoo Ryoo, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Mark Scanlon, University College Dublin, Ireland
Fergus Toolan, Norwegian Police University College, Norway
Paul Watters, Massey University, New Zealand
Lam Thanh Hoang, IBM Research, Ireland
George Weir, University of Strathclyde, UK

The proceedings of WCSF will be published by Conference Publishing Services
(CPS). The submission guidelines for the WCSF workshop are the same as for
the ARES conference. They can be found at

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