The Fifth International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2012)

To be held in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on
Availability, Reliability and Security 
(ARES 2012 - ).

August 20 - 24, 2012
University of Economics
Prague, Czech Republic

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
* Digital Evidence Extraction Techniques
* Digital Evidence Search Techniques
* Standards, Guidelines, Certification and Training
* Digital Forensics Tools
* Digital Forensic Implications for Cloud Environments
* Critical Infrastructure Incident Investigation

Important dates

Submission Deadline:  March 30th, 2012
Author Notification:  May 01st, 2012
Author Registration:  May 18th, 2012
Proceedings Version:  June 01st, 2012
Conference/Workshop:  August 20th - 24th, 2012

Submission Guidelines
The submission guidelines valid for the WSDF workshop are the same as
for the ARES conference.

Workshop Chairs

Jill Slay (Chair)
University of South Australia

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

Sebastian Schrittwieser (Co-Chair)
SBA Research, Austria