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Third International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2010)

To be held in conjunction with the Fifth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2010 – http://www.ares-conference.eu).

February 15th – 18th, 2010
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow College
Krakow, Poland

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.
The focus of this workshop is not only restricted to digital forensics in the investigation of crime. It also addresses security applications such as, for example, automated log analysis and forensic aspects of fraud prevention. Today’s environment of media content with increasing storage capacity, and larger and more files than ever before presents another challenge to digital forensic investigators. 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Digital Evidence
Digital Forensics
Network Forensics
Anti Forensics
Physical Memory Acquisition and Analysis
Digital Forensic Information Visualisation
Fraud investigations Involving Technology
Portable Devices
Cyber Terrorism
Log Analysis
Incident Response
Risk and Incident Management
Investigative Case Studies
Data Hiding Techniques
Data Recovery
Digital Evidence Extraction Techniques
Digital Evidence Search Techniques
Standards, Guidelines and Certification
Digital Forensics Tools

Important dates

Submission Deadline
October, 15th 2009 October, 27th 2009
Author Notification
 November, 01st 2009
Author Registration
 November, 14th, 2009
Proceedings Version
 November, 14th 2009
 February, 15th - 18th 2010

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the WSDF workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at:


Workshop Chair

Jill Slay
University of South Australia

Workshop Co-Chairs

Mathew Simon
University of South Australia

Grant Osborne
University of South Australia

Program Committee

Jill Slay, University of South Australia, Australia
Benjamin Turnbull, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
Craig Valli, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Rod Mckemmish, KPMG, Australia
Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
Dave Dampier, Mississippi State University, USA
Andy Jones, British Telecom, United Kingdom
Mark Kirby, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Andrew Clark, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Indrajit Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Michael Lavine, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Barry Blundell, South Australia Police, Australia
Robert Taylor, South Australia Police, Australia