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International Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Cyber Threat Hunting (CyberHunt 2019)

In conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2019 
(IEEE BigData 2019)

Event: Dec 9-12, 2019, Los Angeles, CA, USA


As cyber-crimes against critical infrastructure and large organizations increase and evolve, automated systems to supplement human analysis are required. In addition, hunting for breaches is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Such organizations are so large, with so much information and data to sort for actionable intelligence, that just knowing where to begin seems impossible. Intelligence analysis of an attack is traditionally an iterative mainly manual process going through unlimited amounts of data trying to determine sophisticated patterns and behaviors of intruders. Furthermore, most detected intrusions will provide a limited set of attributes about a single phase of an attack. Knowing all the stages of an intrusion accurately and in a timely manner would allow us to aid our cyber detective and preventive capabilities, as well as enrich our cyber threat intelligence and facilitate immediate threat information sharing, since we put several pieces together. The workshop is expected to address the aforementioned issues and will aim at presenting novel research in the area of cyber-threat hunting and cyber-threat intelligence.


CyberHunt 2019 welcomes contributions within, but not limited to, the following areas:

o Data Science 
    1. Models for forecasting cyber-attacks and measuring impact
    2. Models for attack-pattern recognition
    3. Data representation and fusion
    4. Applications of intelligent decision support
    5. Models that take into consideration Deception and Uncertainty in cyber-attack         attribution
o Tools
    1. Threat Hunting
    2. Malware Analysis & Detection
    3. Forensics Investigation
    4. Cyber Threat Intelligence
    5. Intrusion detection and Incident Response
    6. Visualization techniques for intelligence analysis and investigation
    7. Logs Analysis
    8. Phishing and Spear-Phishing detection and Prevention
o Decision Making and Interaction
    1. Analytical reasoning systems
    2. Resilience in intelligence analysis
    3. Legal, privacy and ethical factors in intelligence analysis
    4. Improved situational awareness
    5. Decision making
    6. Interactive and computational decision support
    7. Investigative and analytic decision making
o Data
    1. Novel datasets
    2. Data simulation
    3. Anonymisation techniques
    4. Data collection, filtering and storage analysis
    5. New formats and Taxonomies
    6. Semantic Modeling and Data Representation

Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.


CyberHunt 2019 invites full-length paper submissions that report ongoing or finished research (up to 10 pages), or short papers of early stage work (up to 6 pages).

Papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines using Letter page format (8.5" x 11").

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8.5" x 11" (DOC

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  • Submission format: PDF
  • Submission page: CLICK HERE
  • All accepted papers will be included in the IEEE Big Data 2019 Conference Proceedings and forwarded for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper in order to include the paper in the proceedings.


Vasileios Mavroeidis

Chair, University of Oslo (Norway)

Kamer Vishi

Co-chair, University of Oslo (Norway)

Thirimachos Bourlai

Co-chair, West Virginia University (USA)

Audun Jøsang

PC chair, University of Oslo (Norway)

Program Committee

- Andrii Shalaginov, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Audun Jøsang, University of Oslo, Norway  
- Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
- Blerim Rexha, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
- Fabio Massimo Zennaro, University of Oslo, Norway
- Fatbardh Veseli, Goethe University Frankfurt/Capgemini, Germany
- Henning Maagerud, Research Council of Norway, Norway
- Hårek Haugerud, Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway   
- Jassim Happa, University of Oxford, UK
- Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
- Keith Martin, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
- Laszlo Erdodi, University of Oslo, Norway
- Martin Aastrup Olsen, Fingerprint Cards, Denmark
- Nils Gruschka, University of Oslo, Norway
- Panagiotis Karampelas, Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece
- Pierre Lison, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

- Siri Bromander, Mnemonic, Norway
- Øyvind Ytrehus, University of Bergen/Simula, Norway


Oct 1, 2019 Oct 15, 2019

Due date for full workshop papers submission 

Nov 1, 2019

Notification of paper acceptance to authors

Nov 15, 2019

Camera-ready of accepted papers (Firm deadline)

Dec 9-12, 2019

2019 IEEE BigData Conference & Workshop

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