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BDA4CID 2020

A Workshop at 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2020)

December 10-13 TBC, 2020, Atlanta, GA, USA


Cyber-attacks have posed real and wide-ranging threats for the information society. Detecting cyber-attacks becomes a challenge, not only because of the sophistication of attacks, but also because of the large scale and complex nature of today’s IT infrastructures.

When significant amounts of data is collected from computer systems operations and monitoring, data science and intelligent advanced analytics are necessary to correlate, learn and mine, interpret and visualize such data. To mitigate existing cyber threats, it is important that cyber-attack detection and security analysis take advantage of data science and advanced analytics. Big data provides a systemic approach, from capturing of IT operation data, through data processing and event correlation, to anomaly detection and response decision.

This Workshop will focus on the cutting-edge developments from both academia and industry, with a particular emphasis on novel techniques to capture, store and process the big-data from a wide range of sources in monitoring IT infrastructures, and in particular on the methodologies and technologies which can be applied to correlate, learn and mine, interpret and visualize the cyber security data.

This workshop is timely and interesting for researchers, academics and practitioners in big data processing and analytics, cyber security, cyber defense, security analytics, data mining and machine learning of security data, security information and event management, along with anomaly detection. The workshop is very relevant to the big data community, especially data mining, machine learning, cycler physical systems, computational intelligence, and will bring forth a lively forum on this exciting and challenging area at the conference.

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Research Topics

The workshop only considers well-written manuscripts that describe original, unpublished, state-of-the-art research and practical work. Indicative topics for the workshop are as follows.

Cyber security analytics

Social media analytics

To contribute towards advances of knowledge, the workshop solicits original manuscripts from researchers and practitioners who are actively working in Big Data Analytics for Cyber Intelligence and Defense.

Paper Format

Papers should be formatted using the two column IEEE CS template and can be up to 10 pages (including references) in length using page size of 8.5” x 11”.

Formatting templates:

Submission webpage

Please submit your paper through the paper submission portal TBA.

Review Process

Each submission will be peer reviewed by at least 2 peers.

Please note that the authors of each submitted paper will be expected to review one other paper.

Important Dates (TBC)

Oct 1, 2020 Due date for full workshop papers submission
Nov 1, 2020 Notification of paper acceptance to authors
Nov 15,2020 Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec 10-13 2020 Workshop

Workshop Program Co-Chairs

Dr Stephen McGough
Senior Lecturer
School of Computing Science
Newcastle University
United Kingdom
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Dr Amir Atapour-Abarghouei
Researcher School of Computing Science
Newcastle University
United Kingdom
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Stephen Bonner
Researcher School of Computing Science
Newcastle University
United Kingdom
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International Technical Committee

William Blanc Florida Polytechnic University, USA
Johan Fernquist Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden
Matthew Forshaw Newcastle University, UK
Phil Jackson Newcastle University, UK
Amirreza Niakanlahiji University of Illinois at Springfield, USA
Nik Khadijah Nik Aznan Durham University, UK