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Submission Deadline Extended to May 1st, 2017

Call for Papers

The 10th International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2017) https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/workshops/wsdf-2017/

August 29 - September 2, 2017 Reggio Calabria, Italy

Digital forensics is a rapidly evolving field primarily focused on the extraction, preservation and analysis of digital evidence obtained from electronic devices in a manner that is legally acceptable. Research into new methodologies tools and techniques within this domain is necessitated by an ever-increasing dependency on tightly interconnected, complex and pervasive computer systems and networks. The ubiquitous nature of our digital lifestyle presents many avenues for the potential misuse of electronic devices in crimes that directly involve, or are facilitated by, these technologies. The aim of digital forensics is to produce outputs that can help investigators ascertain the overall state of a system. This includes any events that have occurred within the system and entities that have interacted with that system. Due care has to be taken in the identification, collection, archiving, maintenance, handling and analysis of digital evidence in order to prevent damage to data integrity. Such issues combined with the constant evolution of technology provide a large scope of digital forensic research.

WSDF aims to bring together experts from academia, industry, government and law enforcement who are interested in advancing the state of the art in digital forensics by exchanging their knowledge, results, ideas and experiences. The aim of the workshop is to provide a relaxed atmosphere that promotes discussion and free exchange of ideas while providing a sound academic backing. The focus of this workshop is not only restricted to digital forensics in the investigation of crime. It also addresses security applications such as automated log analysis, forensic aspects of fraud prevention and investigation, policy and governance.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Evidence Extraction and Analysis
  • Network Forensics
  • Anti-Forensics Techniques
  • Physical Memory Acquisition and Analysis
  • Digital Forensic Information Visualisation
  • Fraud Investigations Involving Technology
  • Portable Devices
  • Cyber Terrorism and Warfare
  • Log Analysis
  • Incident Response and Management
  • Investigative Case Studies
  • Malware Analysis
  • Novel Data Recovery Techniques
  • Cyber Criminal Profiling
  • Big Data in Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Crime investigation
  • Triage
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Investigative Methodologies and Procedures
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics
  • Emerging challenges in Digital Forensics
  • eDiscovery

Important Dates

Submission Deadline May 01, 2017

Author Notification June 01, 2017

Proceedings Version June 20, 2017

Conference August 29 - September 2, 2017

Program Chairs

Richard Overill King’s College London, UK richard.overill[at]kcl.ac.uk

Virginia N. L. Franqueira University of Derby, UK v.franqueira[at]derby.ac.uk

Andrew Marrington Zayed University, UAE andrew.marrington[at]zu.ac.ae

Andrew Jones University of Hertfordshire, UK a.jones26[at]herts.ac.uk

Program Committee

Olga Angelopoulou, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Ibrahim Baggili, University of New Haven, USA

Frank Breitinger, University of New Haven, USA

Joanne Bryce, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Aniello Costiglione, Università di Salerno, Italy

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of South Australia, Australia

George Grispos, The Irish Software Research Centre(LERO), Ireland

Joshua I. James, Hallym University, Korea

Vassil Roussev, University of New Orleans, USA

Mark Scanlon, University College Dublin, Ireland

Timothy Storer, University of Glasgow, UK

Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Pedro R. M. Inacio, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Katharina Krombholz, SBA Research, Austria

Aswami Ariffin, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Malaysia

Stefano Zanero, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Kam-Pui Chow, Hong Kong University, China

Chris Hargreaves, HARGS, UK

Antonio Colella, Italian Army, Italy

Yijun Yu, The Open University, UK

Thein Tun, The Open University, UK

Submission Guidelines

The proceedings of ARES (including workshops) will be published will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM. The submission guidelines valid for the WSDF workshop are the same as for the ARES conference (http://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/conference/submission/).