WSDF 2015	

The 8th International Workshop on Digital Forensics
to be held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on
Availability, Reliability and Security, (ARES 2015 –

August 24-28, 2015
Université Paul Sabatier
Toulouse, France

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
Cyber Criminal Profiling
Big Data in Digital Forensics
Cyber Crime
Important Dates
Submission Deadline 	April 1, 2015
Author Notification 	May 11, 2015
Proceedings Version 	June 8, 2015
Conference 	August 24-28, 2015
Workshop Chairs

Richard Overill
King’s College London, UK

Virginia N. L. Franqueira
University of Derby, UK

Martin Mulazzani 
SBA Research, Austria