Blockchain for Cyber Security and Forensics

Workshop: Blockchain for Cyber Security and Forensics

(In conjunction with the International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C) 2023)

While blockchain underpins cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin) and smart contracts (e.g., Ethereum), there are much broader applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, such as cyber security and forensics partly because of their capability to offer transparent and integrity properties (due to the underlying consensus mechanism), where recorded data in any given block cannot be modified retroactively without modifying all subsequent blocks.

In this workshop, we welcome new, original ideas from people in academia, industry, government, and law enforcement who are interested in sharing their results, knowledge, and experience on the design and implementation of blockchain-based solutions in different cyber security and forensics applications.

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We welcome contributions from the following fields:

  • Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Blockchain-based cyber security solutions
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) for blockchain security (e.g. adversarial machine learning, machine and/or deep learning techniques)
  • Blockchain-based secure edge computing
  • Detection and analysis of advanced threat tactics, techniques and procedures
  • Security and privacy in blockchain and edge computing
  • Security model, framework, and mechanisms for blockchain systems
  • Zero trust
  • Blockchain-based forensics solutions
  • Anti-forensics techniques and solutions for/in blockchain systems
  • Digital evidence recovery, storage, preservation, and memory analysis in blockchain systems
  • Event reconstruction approaches and techniques for/in blockchain systems
  • Forensic investigations for/in blockchain systems
  • Legal implications
  • Malware analysis and the investigation of targeted attacks targeting blockchain systems
  • Privacy implications related to security incident response and digital forensic investigations
  • Situational awareness related to security incident response
  • The above list is suggestive, and authors are encouraged to contact the mini-track chairs to discuss related topics and their suitability for submission to this workshop.


Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Workshop Papers will be published as a part of the ICDF2C Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

  • Papers should be 6-11 pages in length.

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
1 August 2023
Notification deadline
20 August 2023
Camera-ready deadline
5 September 2023
Start of Conference
20 September 2023
End of Conference
22 September 2023

Workshop chairs

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Keke Gai, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
William Bradley Glisson, Louisiana Tech University, USA
George Grispos, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA