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Evaluating Emerging Threats and New Research Opportunities in Digital Crime and Forensics

Categories: Science, Engineering, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2019-07-14 Abstract Due: 2019-07-14 Abstract Deadline has passed

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: July 14, 2019
Full Chapters Due: July 21, 2019
Submission Date: September 1, 2019

Digital Forensics is an emerging discipline that is characterized by the rapid introduction of new technology, techniques and tools. As the techniques of cybercriminals evolve such as the increasing use of malware and anti-forensics tools in launching cyber-attacks, Digital forensic investigators and researchers are presented with unique challenges and new opportunities to develop research.

This objective of this book is to provide the reader with some of the latest empirical research studies and coverage of relevant topics within the field of Digital Forensics. Some of the articles include will be enhanced and updated journal articles from the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF). It will be written for cybersecurity professionals, other IT professionals such as digital forensic investigators, cyber intelligence researchers and field practitioners such as penetration testers who wish to gain a better understanding of the most pressing challenges, the hottest research opportunities and emerging trends within the field of Digital Forensics.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of current digital forensic investigators, penetration testers and other cyber security professionals that are employed by the public and private sectors as well as training and other education providers such as instructors in technical education programs and academia.

Recommended Topics
• Digital Forensics: Framework and Tools 
• Anti-Forensics: Survey of Tools and Techniques 
• Research Studies pertaining to Memory, Cloud, IoT, Mobile Device or Network Forensics 
• Cyber Intelligence Gathering through Digital Forensic Investigations to investigate incidents of Information Warfare between nation-state/non-state actors, other types of Cybercrime (sex-trafficking, money laundering, etc) and Industrial Espionage 
• Digital Forensic tools/techniques used to investigate crimes originating from the Dark Web 
• Malware Forensics 
• Digital Forensic tools and techniques used in investigating attacks on SCADA systems 
• Forensic Analysis of crypto-currencies 
• Other Challenges/Research Opportunities in Digital Forensics 


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 14, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by July 16, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 21, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/prior to submission. 
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager. 


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates
July 14, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline 
July 21, 2019: Full Submission 
August 11, 2019: Review Results Returned 
August 25, 2019: Revisions Due from Authors 
September 1, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Rhonda Johnson
Upper Iowa University 
E-mail: johnsonr1@faculty.uiu.edu



Rhonda Johnson