The International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics (IWCSF 2015)

in conjunction with

The IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China

November 2-4, 2015, Shenzhen, China

Call For Paper (CFP)

Cloud computing is an emerging yet revolutionary technology. It has started changing the ways people live and work. With the rapid growth of cloud and related services, security and privacy in the Cloud have become increasingly critical issues in the research realm of communications and networks security. The introduction of cloud in existing computer systems and networks has changed the security perspectives and measures, consequently affecting how crime related digital evidence is retrieved, processed, and presented in this environment.

The International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics (IWCSF 2015), aptly named for its goals, is a one-day research workshop organized with the objective of bringing together top researchers working on the intersection of the Security of Cloud computing and storage as well as cyber forensics and cyber law to present and discuss their latest research results and ideas, thereby promoting the development and the evolution of this combined body of knowledge. All submissions enabling cross-pollination of ideas on cloud security, cloud privacy, cloud forensics, cyber law, and eDiscovery are welcome. IWCSF 2015 encourages and accepts novel, innovative, and previously unpublished works. Topics include, but are not limited to: 

   Infrastructure Cloud Security

   Data and Storage Security in Cloud

   Cloud Access Control

   Cloud Security Management

   Security Hacking and Countermeasures in the Cloud

   Cloud Risk Management and Disaster Recovery

   Cloud Auditing and Compliance

   Security As a Cloud Services

   Mobile Cloud Security and Privacy

   Cyber Law and Terrorism in the Cloud

   Cloud Forensics Process and Models

   Cloud Forensic Data Acquisition

   Cloud Digital Evidence Management

   Cloud Auditing and Compliance

   Cloud Digital Evidence Analysis and Presentation

   Mobile and Wireless Cloud Forensics

   Cloud eDiscovery


The workshop organizers cordially invite submissions of original research work to The International Workshop on Cloud Security and Forensics (IWCSF 2015), in conjunction with The 2015 IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China, to be held on November 2-4, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. Listed below is important information of the workshop and more information of the workshop can be found here Paper formatting and submission instructions can be found at the 2015 IEEE ICCC website Direct paper submission link:

Workshop Organizers

         Shengli Yuan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technology, University of Houston-Downtown; One Main St. Houston, TX 77002, USA;; Phone: 1-(713) 221-8572; Fax: 1-(713)-223-7407. (primary contact)

         Lei Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology, Georgia Southern University; P.O. BOX 8150, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA;; Phone: 1-(912) 478-4848; Fax: 1-(912) 478-7883.


Important Dates and Location

Workshop: November 1, 2015

Location: Shenzhen, China (venue to be announced)

Paper Due: September 10, 2015

Paper Notification: September 20, 2015

Camera-ready Paper Due: October 1, 2015

Tentative List of Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members

        Dr. Irfan Ahmed, University of New Orleans, USA

        Dr. Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University, USA

        Dr. Song Fu, University of North Texas, USA

        Dr. Lila Ghemri, Texas Southern University, USA

        Dr. Guofei Gu, Texas A&M University, USA

        Dr. Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, USA

        Dr. Yiming Ji, University of South Carolina Beaufort, USA

        Dr. Wei Wayne Li, Texas Southern University, USA

        Dr. Zhiqiang Lin, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

        Dr. Hassan Takabi, University of North Texas, USA

        Dr. Jie Wu, Temple University, USA

        Dr. Chengjun Wang, Vermont Technical college, USA

        Dr. Shaoen Wu, Ball State University, USA

        Dr. Gongjun Yan, University of Southern Indiana, USA

        Dr. Qing Yang, Montana State University, USA

        Dr. Ming Yang, Kennesaw State University, USA

        Dr. Shengli Yuan, University of Houston-Downtown, USA