CARDS 2019 – 11th EAI International Conference on
Cyber Attacks Response and Defense (formerly ICDF2C)


September 16-18, 2019
Milan, Italy


Keynote speaker

Juan Caballero is Deputy Director and Associate Research Professor at the IMDEA Software Institute in Madrid, Spain. His research addresses security issues in systems, software, and networks. One of his focus is the analysis of malware and cyberattacks. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. His research regularly appears at top security venues and has won distinguished paper awards at the USENIX Security Symposium, IMC, and DIMVA. He has been program chair or co-chair for ACSAC, DIMVA, DFRWS, and ESSOS. He has been in the technical committee of the top venues in computer security including IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, USENIX Security, NDSS, WWW, RAID, AsiaCCS, and DIMVA.

Call for Papers

Call for Workshop Proposals


CARDS proceedings are submitted for inclusion in Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL)


All registered papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. 

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

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Important Dates

Full Paper Submission deadline

14 April 2019

Notification deadline

7 June 2019

Camera-ready deadline

30 June 2019

Start of Conference

16 September 2019

End of Conference

18 September 2019

About CARDS 2019


This year, we are excited to expand the scope of the International Conference of Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C), into Cyber Attacks Response and Defense (CARDS). The scope of digital forensics is expanding, and as we continuously explore mechanisms of hacking into devices to pull evidence, as well as find traces of evidence of complex hacks, it has become apparent that different cybersecurity communities have to start working together.

The 2019 conference will embody this mission, and as such, has a new major track, focused on Attacks and Defense, complementing the existing, Response-focused ICDF2C track. We are excited about this change, and we hope that this will inspire scientists and practitioners in various cybersecurity sub-disciplines to work together. We are especially interested in promoting, inspiring and embracing applied cybersecurity work, and we are aiming to position this conference as the premiere venue for applied cybersecurity and forensics.


Emerging technologies bring with them new avenues for cyber attacks, and this requires new strategies for cyber defense. Moreover, the increased complexity of communication and networking infrastructure has made the investigation of cybercrime more difficult. Clues of illegal activities are often buried in large volumes of data that needs to be sifted through in order to detect crimes and collect evidence. The field of digital forensics and cybercrime investigation has become very important for law enforcement, national security, and information assurance.

This conference brings together practitioners and researchers from diverse fields providing opportunities for engagement among attendees. The conference is not only a venue for networking, but also provides high-quality training opportunities through expert speakers and tutorials on basic and advanced forensic and high attack/defensive methods on a large scale applied on emerging on new technologies.


All registered papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

CARDS proceedings are submitted for inclusion in Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:


Some topics of interest for the Attacks and Defense track include but are not limited to:

  • Measurement studies
  • Cyber warfare attacks and defense
  • Social cyber-attacks and defense
  • Memory exploitation
  • Applied cryptography
  • Network protocol vulnerability analysis
  • Blockchain attacks
  • Reverse engineering, and reverse engineering Automation
  • Operational experience and case studies
  • Malware infection vectors (drivebys, worms, mobile exploits, etc.)
  • Phishing
  • Applied decryption techniques
  • Eavesdropping
  • SPAM
  • Attacks and Defense of emerging technologies
  • Carding and identity theft
  • Hardware vulnerabilities
  • Insider threat detection and prevention
  • Application of data science to cyber attacks and defense
  • Attacks against distributed cloud storage

Some topics of interest for the ICDF2C track include but are not limited to:

  • Advances in traditional system forensic methods
  • Anti-Forensics
  • Social cyber forensics
  • New filesystem analysis
  • Memory forensics
  • Multimedia and artifact analysis
  • Emerging approaches in Cyber Forensics
  • Incident Response (IR) and malware analysis
  • SCADA Forensics and Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Digital forensic science
  • Cyber Crime Law, Psychology and Economics
  • Forensic analysis of new technologies
  • Network forensics
  • IoT forensics
  • Drone forensics
  • Gaming device forensics
  • Image and video forensics
  • Application of data science to forensics and incidence response
  • Forensics of distributed cloud storage

About EAI

This event is organized by EAI.

EAI – European Alliance for Innovation is a non-profit organization and a professional community established in cooperation with the European Commission to empower the global research and innovation, and to promote cooperation between European and International ICT communities.

EAI’s vision is to foster excellence in research and innovation on the principles of transparency, objectivity, equality, and openness. Our guiding principle is community cooperation to create better research, provide fair recognition of excellence and transform best ideas into commercial value proposition.

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Through these shared values, EAI leads the way toward advancing the world of research and innovation, empowering individuals and institutions for the good of society to fully benefit from the digital revolution.

Previous CARDS editions (formerly ICDF2C)

2018 – New Orleans, United States
2017 – Prague, Czech Republic
2016 – New York City, United States
2015 – Seoul, South Korea
2014 – New Haven, Connecticut, United States
2013 – Moscow, Russia
2012 – Lafayette, Indiana, United States
2011 – Dublin, Republic of Ireland
2010 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2009 – Albany, New York, United States


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