PCWiCS-2017 [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 PCWiCS-2017: The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words!

Poster Competition for Women in Cyber Security (PCWiCS)-2017: “The Truth About Cyber Security in 7 Words”, aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier UniversityThe Cyber Academy and SICSA on the 10th of May 2017 and in parallel with The International Conference of Big Data in Cyber Security. Having PCWiCS-2017 held in parallel with this conference, will assist women in cyber security to understand the demands for cyber security/digital forensics in different organisations. This event not only connects women in cyber security to leading industrial experts but also provides for greater collaboration amongst 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 “female” from academia and industry are invited to submit their work on cyber security and digital forensics to PCWiCS-2017.

Call for posters:

PCWiCS-2017 will be held on 10th of May 2017 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 Education
    • Cybersecurity for IoT
  • Digital Forensics track:

    • Big Data and Digital Forensics
    • Business Applications of Digital Forensics
    • Cloud Forensics
    • Mobile phone Forensics
    • Network forensics
    • Database Forensics
    • SCADA 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
    • Sexual Abuse of Children on Internet
    • Digital forensics for IoT

Important dates:

Poster Submission Deadline: 3 May 2022
Authors Notification: 4 May 2022 6 May 2022 (New Deadline)
Camera-Ready Poster Due: 5 May 2017 8 May 2022 (New Deadline)
Free Registration Due: 5 May 2017 8 May 2022 (New Deadline)
Poster Competition Date/Time: 10 May 2017 (10:00 - 12:00 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 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 PCWiCS-2017 event. At least one of the authors of any accepted poster is required to register to the event and bring the poster along.

Poster judges:

  • Dr Ishbel Duncan; University of St Andrews, UK
  • Dr Shahrzad Zargari; Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Dr Lynsay Shepherd; Abertay University, UK
  • Dr Sally Smith; Edinburgh Napier University, UK

PC members:

  • Dr Zhiyuan Tan; Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), UK
  • Dr Rameez Asif; Edinburgh Napier University, UK


Accepted Posters - including three winners:

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