The Sixth International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2013)

To be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2013 – http://www.ares-conference.eu).

September 2nd – 6th, 2013
University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany

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 comprise but are not limited to:

  • Digital Evidence
  • Network Forensics
  • Anti Forensics
  • Physical Memory Acquisition and Analysis
  • Digital Forensic Information Visualisation
  • Fraud Investigations Involving Technology
  • Portable Devices
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Log Analysis
  • Risk and Incident Management
  • Investigative Case Studies
  • Data Hiding Techniques and Steganography
  • Novel Data Recovery Techniques
  • Cyber Crime

Important dates

Submission Deadline
alt March 15th, 2013 extended to April 2nd, 2013
Author Notification
alt May 2nd, 2013
Author Registration
alt May 25th, 2013
Proceedings Version
alt June 14th, 2013
alt September 2nd - 6th, 2013

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the WSDF workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<. All accepted papers of ARES 2013 and associated workshops will be published as ISBN proceedings published by IEEE Conferencing Publishing Service!

Special Issue of the "Future Internet" Journal

Selected, suitably extended papers from the WSDF 2013 proceedings will be published, after further revision, in a Special Issue of the "Future Internet" journal (ISSN 1999-5903), under the Guest Editorship of Richard E Overill.

See the flyer here.


Workshop Chairs

Richard Overill (Chair)
King's College London, UK

Martin Mulazzani (Co-Chair)
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Sebastian Schrittwieser (Co-Chair)
SBA Research, Austria

Program Committee

  • Aswami Ariffin, CyberSecurity Malaysia and University of South Australia
  • Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno
  • Raymond Choo, University of South Australia
  • Kam-Pui Chow, Hong Kong University
  • Simson Garfinkel, Naval Postgraduate School, US
  • Chris Hargreaves, Cranfield University, UK
  • Grant Osborne, University of South Australia
  • Vassil Roussev, University of New Orleans
  • Robert Taylor, South Australian Police, Australia
  • Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Vrizlynn Thing, National University of Singapore
  • Benjamin Turnbull, Defence Science Technology Organisation, Australia
  • Hein Venter, University of Pretoria , South Africa
  • Stefano Zanero, Politecnico di Milano