[DFSci] Call For Papers - Joint Conference of DFRWS-EU 2017 and International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics (IMF) 2017

Baker, Dave bakerd at mitre.org
Fri Jul 1 07:38:10 PDT 2016

DFRWS-EU 2017 and IMF 2017
When: March 21st - 23rd, 2017
Where: Lake Constance, Germany


This year brings together two premier research conferences in Europe, the 
DFRWS-Europe digital forensics conference (DFRWS-EU 2017) and the International
Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics (IMF 2017).

Established in 2001, DFRWS has become the premier digital forensics conference,
dedicated to solving real world challenges, and pushing the envelope of what 
is currently possible in digital forensics.

Since 2003, IMF has established itself as one of the premier venues for 
presenting research on IT security incident response and management and IT 
forensics. While the first IMF conference was organized to establish a research
forum for German speaking researchers and practitioners from the field, it soon
became an International conference attracting many experts across Europe. 
IMF 2017, being the 10th Conference, is also an important milestone in 
bringing the two worlds of IT security incident response and management and 
forensics together. 

Both DFRWS and IMF organize informal collaborative environments each year 
that bring together leading researchers, practitioners, industry, tool 
developers, academics, law enforcement, and other government bodies from 
around the globe to tackle current and emerging challenges in their fields. 

The co-hosting of the two events will help generate new discussions and ideas 
by bringing together two strong research communities: DFRWS's community 
encompassing a broad range of topics in digital forensics, and IMF's 
community focusing on IT security incident response and management.

The proceedings of DFRWS EU / IMF 2017 will be published in a special 
open-access issue of Elsevier's Digital Investigation journal, and will be 
freely available on the DFRWS website. 

The DFRWS EU / IMF 2017 conference extends the 17-year tradition of research
conferences organized by DFRWS.org (http://dfrws.org/), including the 
DFRWS-USA 2016 conference from August 7 to 10, 2016 in Seattle. Information 
on the upcoming DFRWS USA, the program and how to register can be found at:

Possibilities to contribute:

In recent years, DFRWS and IMF conferences have added practitioner 
presentations and hands-on tutorials/workshops taught by leading experts in
the fields. Presentations are opportunities for industry researchers and 
practitioners who do not have the time to write a paper, but who have 
forensics information and experiences that would be of interest to DFRWS/IMF
attendees. Presentation proposals undergo a light reviewing process to 
filter out sales pitches and ensure the topic is relevant to our audience.

We invite original contributions as research papers, non-research 
practitioner presentations, tutorials/workshops, panels, demos, and posters
on the following topics in digital forensics and IT security incident 
response and management:

IT Security Incident Management
* Incident management standardization, metrics and life cycle
* Incident management formats and protocols
* Incident response and/or Vulnerability response workflows, procedures and 
* Incident analysis including live analysis
* Research in incident management and related processes
* Development of tools supporting incident management processes
* Exchange of cyber threat intelligence
* Sharing of data/information about threats, attacks, incidents, etc.
* Setup of cyber defense entities including but not limited to: CSIRTs, PSIRTs,
  ISACs, SOCs and any other organization specializing in (some) IT security 
  incident management processes
* Maturity of such cyber defense entities
* Warning of large scale communities about upcoming threats or detected 
* Ensuring situational awareness and early warning
* Mandatory vs. discretionary attack / incident / vulnerability reporting
* Non-traditional incident management scenarios and approaches
 (e.g. vehicles, control systems, and SCADA)

Digital Forensics
* "Big data" approaches to forensics, including data collection, data mining, 
  and large scale visualization
* Research and development of tools supporting digital forensics
* Digital forensic laboratories and other organizations specializing in 
  digital forensic science
* Addressing forensic challenges of systems-on-a-chip
* Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics
* Bridging the gap between analog and digital traces/evidence/investigators
* Case studies and trend reports
* Data hiding and discovery
* Data recovery and reconstruction
* Database forensics
* Digital evidence and the law
* Digital evidence storage and preservation
* Digital evidence and open source intelligence analysis
* Event reconstruction methods and tools
* Impact of digital forensics on forensic science
* Interpersonal communications and social network analysis
* Malware and targeted attacks: analysis, attribution
* Memory analysis and snapshot acquisition
* Mobile and embedded device forensics
* Multimedia forensic analysis
* Network and distributed system forensics
* Non-traditional forensic scenarios and approaches (e.g. vehicles, control
  systems, and SCADA)
* Storage forensics, including file system and Flash
* Tool testing and development
* Triage, prioritization, automation: efficiently processing large amounts 
  of data in digital forensics
* Typology of digital traces
* Virtualized environment forensics, with specific attention to the cloud 
  and virtual machine introspection

The above list is only suggestive. We welcome new, original ideas from people
in academia, industry, government, and law enforcement who are interested in 
sharing their results, knowledge, and experience. Authors are encouraged to 
demonstrate the applicability of their work to practical issues.  Questions 
about submission topics can be sent via email to:
  eu-papers <at> dfrws <dot> org 

IMPORTANT DATES - Please note that all deadlines are firm.
- Papers & Presentation/Panel Proposals: October 3, 2016
- Author notification: December 19, 2016
- Final draft papers due & presenter registration(*): January 23, 2017 
  (* Papers for which no author has registered by this date may be  dropped
  from the program.)
- Workshop/Tutorial Submission Deadline: October 24, 2016
- Demo & Poster Proposals: January 16, 2017
- Conference Dates: March 21 - March 23, 2017

Please refer to the website at:
for the full description of submission requirements. Submissions that do 
not meet these requirements *will be returned to authors without review*. 

Research papers and presentation proposals must be submitted through the
EasyChair site at:

Send any questions about research paper / presentation proposal 
submissions to:
  eu-papers <at> dfrws <dot> org

Panel proposals must be emailed to:
  eu-panels <at> dfrws <dot> org 
in PDF or plain text format.

Demo proposals must be emailed to:
  eu-demos <at> dfrws <dot> org 
in PDF or plain text format.

Tutorial/workshop proposals must be emailed to:
  eu-workshops <at> dfrws <dot> org in PDF or plain text format.

DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics. This 
year DFRWS will be offering an award with a cash prize to the best student 
paper. A student paper is any paper in which the majority of the work was 
performed and the paper written by full-time students at an accredited 
university, college, or high school.

A limited number of scholarships may be awarded to students presenting a 
paper at the conference. The intent is to help alleviate the financial 
burden due to the cost of hotel expenses and conference registration. For
more information, see the DFRWS EU 2017 homepage at:

DFRWS-EU / IMF Organizing Committee

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