The 22nd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
March 11-15, 2007, Seoul, Korea
Computer Forensics Track

For the past twenty-one years the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) has 
been a primary and international forum for applied computer scientists, 
computer engineers and application developers to gather, interact and present 
their work. SAC 2007 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied 
Computing (SIGAPP), and is hosted by Seoul National University in Seoul and 
The Suwon University in Gyeonggi-do. SAC proceedings are published by ACM and 
are also available online through ACM's Digital Library. More information on 
SAC 2007 can be found at

Computer Forensics Track

With the exponential growth of computer users, the number of criminal 
activities that involves computers has increased tremendously. The field of 
Computer Forensics has gained considerable attention in the past few years. It 
is clear that in addition to law enforcement agencies and legal personnel, the 
involvement of computer savvy professionals is vital for any digital incident 
investigation. Unfortunately, there are not many well-qualified computer crime 
investigators available to meet this demand. An approach to solve this problem 
is to develop state-of-the-art research and development tools for 
practitioners in addition to creating awareness among computer users.
The primary goal of this track will be to provide a forum for researchers, 
practitioners, and educators interested in Computer Forensics in order to 
advance research and educational methods in this increasingly challenging 
field. We expect that people from academia, industry, government, and law 
enforcement will share their previously unpublished ideas on research, 
education, and practice through this track. We solicit original, previously 
unpublished papers in the following general (non-exhaustive) list of topics.
 - Incident Response and Live Data Analysis
 - Operating System and Application Analysis
 - File System Analysis
 - Network Evidence Collection
 - Forensic Profiles
 - Network Forensics
 - Data Hiding and Recovery
 - Event Reconstruction and Tracking
 - Legal, Ethical and Privacy Issues

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: September 9, 2006
Full Paper Submission: September 23, 2006
Author Notification: October 16, 2006
Camera-Ready Copy Due: October 30, 2006

Abstract Submission Guidelines

All authors wishing to submit a full paper to the Computer Forensics track 
must submit an abstract of approximately 300 words on or before September 9, 
2006. Only electronic submissions at the following site will be accepted:
Upon successful submission of an abstract the author(s) will be notified of 
the URL where the full-paper submission needs to be made.

Paper Submission Guidelines

All papers will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process. All 
submissions should represent original and previously unpublished works that 
are currently not under review in any workshop, conference, or journal. Also, 
a paper cannot be submitted to more than one track. Both basic and applied 
research papers are welcome. Electronic submission in PDF format is required. 
Hardcopy and fax submissions will not be accepted. All submitted papers must 
include the paper identification number, which will be emailed to authors when 
the abstract is submitted, on the front page above the title of the paper.
Author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the paper body. Any 
self-reference should be in the third person. The paper, written using 11 
point font, double-spaced lines, and 1 inch margins on all four sides on 
letter size paper, should not be more than 15 pages long. The program 
committee may reject papers that exceed this length on the grounds of length 

In addition, for each submitted paper, a separate cover page (preferably in 
Microsoft Word or plain ASCII) including the paper title, abstract, list of 
keywords, and list of authors with full names and postal address, telephone 
numbers, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses should be emailed to the track 
chairs. One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to 
receive the notification. At least one of the authors of the accepted paper 
must register for the conference and present the paper.
The paper must be submitted electronically no later than September 23, 2006.
Should you face any problem with the system during the abstract or full paper 
submission, please contact Jeff Allen (

Track Chairs

Brajendra Panda
University of Arkansas

Kamesh Namuduri
Wichita State University

Track Program Committee

Brian Carrier (Basis Technology)
Philip Craiger (University of Central Florida)
Heather Dussault (SUNY Institute of Tech.)
Roy George (Clark Atlanta University)
Rajni Goel (Howard University)
Yong Guan (Iowa State University)
Warren Harrison (Portland State University)
Nasir Memon (Brooklyn Poly. University)
Ravi Pendse (Wichita State University)
Indrajit Ray (Colorado State University)
Yanjun Zuo (University of North Dakota)