[DFSci] CFP - Deadline 1 Week Away - DFRWS-EU and IMF 2017 Joint Conference

Baker, Dave bakerd at mitre.org
Mon Sep 26 11:09:45 PDT 2016

DFRWS-EU and IMF 2017 Joint Conference
March 21st - 23rd, 2017
Lake Constance, Germany

*Research Paper Submission Deadline: October 3rd, 2016*

The DFRWS EU / IMF 2017 conference extends the 17-year tradition
of digital forensics research conferences organized by DFRWS and 
15-year tradition of IMF conferences on IT security incident 
response and management, and IT forensics.

Both conferences are renowned as informal collaborative environ-
ments 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 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. We strongly believe 
that it will lead to new discussions and ideas.

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.

Possibilities to contribute:

In recent years, DFRWS and IMF conferences have added practitioner
presentations and hands-on tutorials/workshops to the traditional
academic research paper talks, panel discussions, and demo and 
poster sessions.

Practitioner presentations are short 15-minute talks by industry 
researchers and practitioners who do not have the time to write a 
paper, but who have forensics information and experiences that 
they wish to share with others. 

Workshops are full-day or half-day master classes given by subject
experts on a particular topic in digital forensics or incident 
response. We are looking for workshops about novel and innovative 
aspects of digital forensics and incident response.

Presentation and workshop proposals undergo a 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 tools
* 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 vulnerabilities
* 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
* 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
* Deleted and damaged 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
* Research and development of tools supporting digital forensics
* Tool testing and validation
* Triage, prioritization, automation: efficiently processing large
  amounts of data in digital forensics
* Virtualized environment forensics, with specific attention to 
  the cloud and virtual machine introspection
* "Big data" approaches to forensics, including data collection, 
  data mining, and large scale visualization

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


The following categories of submissions are accepted:
* Original research papers
* Panel proposals
* Non-research practitioner presentation proposals
* Workshop proposals
* Demo or poster proposals
* Lightning talks

Please refer to http://www.dfrws.org/node/461#proposals for the
detailed instructions about the required content, format, and 
submission steps for each of the above categories.

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

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 the most up-to-date information, see the DFRWS EU 2017 
homepage at:
http://www.dfrws.org/conferences-dfrws-eu-2017 ÿ

DFRWS-EU / IMF Organizing Committee

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