WSDF 2017

The 10th International Workshop on Digital Forensics

to be held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2017 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 29 – September 1, 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 comprise but are not limited to:
Investigative Methodologies and Procedures
Fraud Investigations Involving Technology
Physical Memory Acquisition and Analysis
Digital Forensic Information Visualisation
Emerging challenges in Digital Forensics
Digital Evidence Extraction and Analysis
Incident Response and Management
Novel Data Recovery Techniques
Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics
Cyber Terrorism and Warfare
Big Data in Digital Forensics
Anti-Forensics Techniques
Investigative Case Studies
Cyber Crime investigation
Cyber Criminal Profiling
Network Forensics
Malware Analysis
Mobile Forensics
Portable Devices
Cloud Forensics
Log Analysis
eDiscovery Triage
IMportant Dates
Submission Deadline  April 15, 2017
Author Notification May 22, 2017
Proceedings Version  June 20, 2017
Conference  August 29 – September 1, 2017
Workshop 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
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 James, Soon Chun Hyang 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

The submission guidelines valid for the WSDF workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<.

ARES 2017 (including the workshops) will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS).