Second International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics (IWCSF 2016)
Co-located with the Sixth International Sixth International Conference on Innovating Computing Technology (INTECH 2016)
August 24-26, Dublin, Ireland
(Technically co-sponsored by UK & Ireland IEEE)
(Xplore publishing)

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 agenciescan 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 ofvaluable evidential material hostedon cloud-­-based infrastructures.Cloud computing andits impact on digitalforensics 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
  • Network Security and Forensics
  • Mobile Cloud Security and Forensics
  • Forensics GIS

Important Dates

Submission Deadline- June 22, 2016
Author Notification- July 15, 2016
Camera Ready- August 10, 2016
Registration- August 10, 2016
Conference – August 24-26, 2016

Workshop Chairs

Mark Scanlon
University College Dublin,

Lei Chen
Georgia Southern University,

University College Dublin,

Program Committee

Raymond Choo, University of South Australia
Joshua I.James, Soon Chun Hyang University, Korea
Nhien-An Le-Khac, University College Dublin, Ireland
Mark Scanlon, University College Dublin, Ireland
Fergus Toolan, Norwegian Police University College, Norway
Paul Watters, Massey University, New Zealand
Danda Rawat, Georgia Southern University, USA
Guofei Gu, Texas A&M University, USA
Narasimha Shashidhar, Sam Houston State University, USA
Wen‐Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, USA
Thoa Pham, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland
George Weir, University of Strathclyde, UK
Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University, USA
Cihan Varol, Sam Houston State University, USA
M-Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland
Tuan Nguyen, University of Information Technology, VNUHCM, Vietnam
Elias Bou-Harb, Concordia University, Canada
Ibrahim Baggili, University of New Haven, USA
Christina Thorpe, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Ireland
Jungwoo Ryoo, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Pavel Gladyshev, University College Dublin, Ireland
Manabu Hirano, National Institute of Technology, Toyota College, Japan
Genge Bela, Petru Maior University of Tirgu Mures, Romania
Yves Vandermeer, ECTEG, Belgium
Peter Cooper, Sam Houston State University, USA
Sammer Markos, Accenture, Ireland
Qingzhong Liu, Sam Houston State University, USA
Hassan Takabi, University of North Texas, USA
Jie Wu, Temple University, USA
Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas, USA
Qinghua Li, University of Arkansas, USA
Umit Karabiyik, Sam Houston State University, USA


The INTECH proceedings will be indexed in IEEE Xplore, dblp and other databases. The submission guidelines for the workshop will be like the main conference. Authors can refer the template in the main conference page.

Journal Publication

The IWCSF workshop papers are also considered for post-conference journal publications.

Submissions at:

Contact: an.lekhac[at]