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Poster Competition in Cyber Security (PCiCS-2018)

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

PCiCS-2018 [sponsored by SICSA]: “The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words” is to be held in conjunction with the International Conference of Big Data in Cyber Security 

Welcome to The Second Poster Competition in Cyber Security (PCiCS-2018): The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words

In a recent report by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, it is estimated there will be a global shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, so the cybersecurity career opportunities are certainly available. On the other hand, females are hugely under-represented at all levels within the cybersecurity industry. The lack of women in cybersecurity is something that the UK government, the industry and university are keen to address. Therefore, this event aims to inspire more people, particularly more women, into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber men and the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, SICSA, and The Cyber Academy and in parallel with International Conference of Big Data in cybersecurity. Having this competition held in parallel with the above conference, not only connects males and females in cybersecurity to leading industrial experts but also provides for greater collaboration amongst Scottish universities and leading industries. We hope that the delegates will engage with industrial contacts for future partnerships and research-based industrial collaborations. The free cost of the event makes it an affordable home-based conference in Scotland.

All interested males and females from academia and industry are invited to submit their work on cyber security and digital forensics to PCiCS-2018.

Call for posters:

PCiCS-2018 will be held on 31th of May 2018 in Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber Security track:

    • Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems
    • Cloud Cyber Security
    • Industrial Applications of Cyber Security
    • Security Ontology, Tools, Models, Protocols & Policies
    • Security Challenges in Mobile Systems
    • Computational Intelligence Techniques for Cyber Security
    • Computer Network Defense
    • Cryptographic Techniques and Key Management
    • Security-aware Software Engineering
    • Malware Detection & Analysis
    • Network Security and Protocols
    • Cyber Security Awareness
    • Cyber Security for IoT and Embedded Systems
  • Digital Forensics track:

    • Big Data and Digital Forensics
    • Business Applications of Digital Forensics
    • Cloud Forensics
    • Mobile Phone Forensics
    • Network Forensics
    • Database Forensics
    • Industrial Control System Forensics
    • Novel Algorithms for Digital Forensics
    • Computational Intelligence Techniques and Digital Forensics
    • Digital Forensic Tools
    • Digital Forensics and Error Rates
    • Digital Forensics Techniques
    • Chip-off Techniques
    • Data Hiding and Steganography
    • Hacking
    • Incident Response
    • Malware & Botnets
    • Cyber Crime Investigations
    • Cyber Criminal Psychology and Profiling
    • Cyber Culture & Cyber Terrorism
    • Online Fraud
    • Digital Forensics for IoT

Important dates:

Poster Submission Deadline: 24 April 2022 10 May 2022
Authors Notification: 29 April 2022 12 May 2022
Camera-Ready Poster Due: 15 May 2022
Free Registration Due: 16 May 2022
Poster Competition Date/Time: 31 May 2022 (11:00 - 13:00 AM)


  • Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus (Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre), 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ, United Kingdom

Poster submission guideline:

All posters need to be submitted electronically through the poster competition submission website on EasyChair with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers must belong to the poster author(s).  Each poster is limited topage including figures and references and the size of the poster is limited to A1. Each poster title is limited to 7 words. The poster content should be related to cyber security/digital forensics and should include:

  • A Title (in 7 words ): telling others the title of the project.
  • Author(s) Name: inform others of the people involved.
  • A Summary (or Abstract) of the project stating what you have set out to do, how you have done it, the key findings and the main results.
  • An Introduction section that should include clear statements about the problem (from the literature/technology review) and the project aims and objectives.
  • A Methodology section that explain the basis of the techniques that you are using or the procedure that you have adopted in your study.
  • A Results section that you use to show illustrative examples of the main results of the work.
  • A Conclusion section, listing the main findings of your investigations.
  • A Future Work section that should contain your recommendations and thoughts about how the work could be progressed, and
  • A Reference section using IEEE Computer Society referencing format.

Once accepted, the author(s) can print the poster and bring it to PCiCS-2018 event. At least one of the authors of any accepted poster is required to register to the event and bring the poster along. 

Prizes (x4 winners):

First place: x1 Amazon Echo Dot (£50)
x1 Certificate from ENU & The Cyber Academy
Second place: x1 Google Home Mini (£45)
x1 Certificate from ENU & The Cyber Academy
Third place: x1 Google Home Mini (£30)
x1 Certificate from ENU & The Cyber Academy
Best poster for Woman in Cyber: x1 Amazon voucher (£40)
x1 Certificate from ENU & The Cyber Academy

Poster judges:

  • Will be available soon


Organising Chair Dr. Naghmeh Moradpoor, Edinburgh Napier University
Co-organiser Dr. Rameez Asif, Edinburgh Napier University
Co-organiser Vassilis Manoussos, The Cyber Academy (ENU)

Book for PCiCS-2018 (FREE):


May 31
11:00 am - 1:00 pm