4th IFIP NTMS International Workshop on Cybercrime Investigation and Digital forensics (CID2021)
in conjunction with the
11 th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security

19 to  21  APRIL 2021. PARIS, FRANCE
Technically co-sponsored by IEEE and IFIP TPC6

After the success of its previous editions, the 2020 IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS) is organizing the 4 th IFIP NTMS International Workshop on Cybercrime Investigation and Digital forensics (CID2021).
The purpose of the workshop is to explore the challenges faced by academicians, practitioners, and non-technical professionals in the field cybercrime investigation and digital forensics. More explicitly, this workshop will provide a forum for people from law enforcement, judiciary and industry to share their knowledge on the problems and challenges and look 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 others resources and expertise in the domain.  The workshop will include talks and tutorials on innovative tools and techniques such as state-of-the-art software and hardware solutions, theories and algorithms, experimental results, and formal and mathematical models..

*All accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore *



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. The workshop is covering, but not limited to, the  following topics.

  • Forensic processes and procedures
  • Digital Forensic: challenges and common practices
  • Big Data in digital forensics
  • AI and blockchain in digital forensics
  • Network and log forensics
  • Memory forensics
  • Flash and physical memory forensics
  • Software and hardware forensic tools
  • Anonymity and authorship forensics
  • 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
  • IoT forensics
  • Drone forensics
  • Cybercrime laws and procedures
  • Digital forensics and social crimes
  • Digital forensics and financial crimes including money laundering
  • Digital forensics and cyber stalking and cyberbullying
  • Digital forensics and homeland security
  • Digital forensics and 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


  • Authors are invited to submit papers on the EDAS web site of the conference in PDF format:
  • Submissions should be original and limited to 7 double-column pages and should follow IEEE paper templates. All accepted papers will be published and distributed with the official conference proceedings. 

Submitted papers must be printable in order to be accepted and it must include the following information:

  • Title of the paper;
  •  Authors' names and affiliations;
  • Contact authors' name and address (both postal and electronic);
  • A short abstract;
  • A list of keywords;
  • A clear description of the motivation, design briefing, key R&D results, and lessons learned;

Please note that all the content must be strictly educational and marketing-oriented papers will not be accepted. The selection will be done by members of the technical and industrial program committees.

Important Dates:

  • Papers Submission Deadline : February 7th, 2021
  • Papers Acceptance Notification: March 8th, 2021
  • Papers camera-ready: March 18th, 2021



Workshop Chair

  • Farkhund Iqbal, College of Technological Innovation, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

TPC Chair

  • Patrick C. K. Hung, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Ontario Tech University, Canada​


Technical Program Committee

  • Jigang Liu, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota, USA
  • Diane Barrett, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Yan Bai, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Babar Shah, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
  • Noman Mohammed, University of Manitoba
  • Huwida Said, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
  • Thar B. Shamsa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Elias Bou-Harb is currently an Assistant Professor at the department of Computer Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).
  • Felix Freiling, Professor, computer science at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany.
  • Omar Alfandi, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Andrew Marrington, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


If you have any question or facing problems with the system, please e-mail Farkhund DOT Iqbal AT zu DOT ac DOT ae