1st International Workshop on Digital Forensics - IWDF 2011
Shanghai, China, 4-6 November, 2011

co-located with
3rd International Conference on Multimedia Information Networking and Security (MINES 2011)

Call for papers

Today’s world’s societies are becoming more and more dependent on open networks such as the Internet - where commercial activities, business transactions and government services are realized. This has led to the fast development of new cyber threats and numerous information security issues which are exploited by cyber criminals. The inability to provide trusted secure services in contemporary computer network technologies has a tremendous socio-economic impact on global enterprises as well as individuals.

Moreover, the frequently occurring international frauds impose the necessity to conduct the investigation of facts spanning across multiple international borders. Such examination is often subject to different jurisdictions and legal systems. A good illustration of the above being the Internet, which has made it easier to perpetrate traditional crimes. It has acted as an alternate avenue for the criminals to conduct their activities, and launch attacks with relative anonymity. The increased complexity of the communications and the networking infrastructure is making investigation of the crimes difficult. Traces of illegal digital activities are often buried in large volumes of data, which are hard to inspect with the aim of detecting offences and collecting evidence. Nowadays, the digital crime scene functions like any other network, with dedicated administrators functioning as the first responders.

This poses new challenges for law enforcement policies and forces the computer societies to utilize digital forensics to combat the increasing number of cybercrimes. Forensic professionals must be fully prepared in order to be able to provide court admissible evidence. To make these goals achievable, forensic techniques should keep pace with new technologies.

Digital forensics is a recently-emerged research area, and it has attracted the attention of computer professionals, law enforcement experts, and practitioners. It is a multidisciplinary area that includes multiple fields i.e.: law, computer science, finance, networking, data mining, and criminal justice. Despite this increased interest, this field still faces diverse challenges, most commonly related to efficiency of the digital evidence processing and the resulting forensic procedures.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together the research accomplishments provided by the researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in the field of digital forensics and to present the development of tools and techniques which assist the investigation process of potentially illegal cyber activity. We encourage prospective authors to submit related distinguished research papers on the subject of both: theoretical approaches and practical case reviews.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- Digital forensics tools and applications
- Digital forensics case studies and best practices
- Formal standards, procedures and methods in digital forensics
- Privacy issues in digital forensics
- Localization of digital forensic techniques
- Computer and network forensics
- Network traffic analysis, traceback and attribution
- Incident response, investigation and evidence handling
- Integrity of digital evidence and live investigations
- Identification, authentication and collection of digital evidenc
- Cyber crime related investigations
- Anti-forensic techniques and methods
- Watermarking and intellectual property theft
- Analysis techniques for digital forensics and information assurance research
- Social networking forensics
- Steganography/steganalysis and covert/subliminal channels in digital forensics
- New methods for detecting and eliminating network steganography
- Political and business issues related to digital forensics and anti-forensic techniques and methods


Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: ksz{at}tele.pw.edu.pl)
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: wmazurczyk{at}tele.pw.edu.pl)
Shiguo Lian
, France Telecom R&D (Orange Labs) Beijing, China (e-mail: shiguo.lian{at}ieee.org)

List of Program Committee members

Costas Constantinou
, University of Birmingham, UK
Nicolas T. Courtois
, University College London, UK
Jana Dittmann
, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Michael Fisk
, University of California San Diego, USA
Zeno Geradts, Digital Evidence R&D Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague, Netherlands
Pavel Gladyshev,
University College Dublin, Ireland
Stefan Katzenbeisser
, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Jerzy Konorski
, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Igor Kotenko
, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Zbigniew Kotulski
, Warsaw University of Technology and IPPT PAN, Poland
Christian Kraetzer
, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Miroslaw Kutylowski
, Wroclaw Universtity of Technology, Poland
Ke Liao
, Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Guangjie Liu
, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Jozef Lubacz
, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Josef Pieprzyk
, Macquarie University, Australia
Marcus K. Rogers, Purdue University, USA
Vassil Roussev
, University of New Orleans, USA
Pedro Luis Prospero Sanchez,
University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Janusz Stoklosa
, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Jinwei Wang
, The 28th Research Institute of CETC, China
Jozef Wozniak
, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Sebastian Zander
, Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Australia

Papers will be accepted based on peer review and should contain original, high quality work. All papers must be written in English. A paper should not exceed 5 pages (two columns IEEE format), including figures and references with 10-12 point font. All information for paper formatting may be found on the IEEE Authors Kit (Paper Formatting).

Submission page same system as for MINES2011. Note: please select the track - "IWDF 2011 Workshop" when you submit your paper.
The papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, available in the conference, and indexed by EI Compendex and ISTP.
All published papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore database.
The extended versions of high-quality papers selected from the workshop will be published in a special issue of Computer Journal (Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press, ISSN 0010-4620).

Manuscript Due: July 10, 2011
Acceptance Notification: July 12, 2011 July 14, 2011
Registration Due: July 20, 2011
Final Manuscript Due: July 30, 2011

Last updated: 12/Feb
/2012. Photos by Krzysztof Szczypiorski. All rights reserved.