[Om-announce] Extended Submission Deadline: SADFE 2010

Rob Erbacher erbacher at cs.albany.edu
Sat Jan 16 21:03:27 CET 2010

Note: Proceedings will be published by IEEE. Author notifications will be 
in mid-February, several weeks before the deadline for DFRWS.


IEEE/SADFE-2010: Fifth International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to 
Digital Forensic Engineering
 		 In conjunction with the IEEE Security and Privacy 
Symposium, Oakland, CA, USA, May 20, 2010

Paper submissions due: February 1, 2010 (EXTENDED)
http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe10/ or contact Dr. Endicott-Popovsky at 
endicott at u.washington.edu for additional information.

The SADFE (Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering) 
International Workshop promotes systematic approaches to computer 
investigations, by furthering the advancement of digital forensic 
engineering as a disciplined science and practice.

Most previous SADFE papers have emphasized cyber crime investigations and 
digital forensics tools. While these are still key topics of the meeting, 
we also welcome digital forensics papers that do not necessarily involve 
either crime or digital forensics tools. General attack analysis, the 
insider threat, insurance and compliance investigations, similar forms of 
retrospective analysis, and digital discovery are all viable topics. 
Digital forensic engineering is the application of scientific principles 
to the collection and analysis of digital artifacts, either for use within 
the legal system or to aid in understanding past events with the goal of 
improving computer system security.

Past speakers and attendees of SADFE have included computer and 
information scientists, social scientists, digital forensic practitioners, 
IT professionals, law enforcement, lawyers, and judges. The synthesis of 
science with practice and the law with technology form the foundation of 
this conference.

Workshop Topics

The field of digital forensics faces many challenges, including scale, 
scope and presentation of highly technical information in legal venues to 
nontechnical audiences.

Digital artifacts permeate our lives and are part of every crime and every 
case of digital discovery. Digital artifacts may be extant for only 
nanoseconds or for years; they may consist of a single modified bit, or 
huge volumes of data; they may be found locally or spread globally 
throughout a complex digital infrastructure on public or private systems.

Today's digital crime scene is an active network with network 
administrators functioning as first responders, using tools and devices 
for collecting data that were never designed to meet the admissibility 
standards of a courtroom.

"Although, many computer crimes [and civil cases] have thus far been 
plea-bargained, eliminating exposure to challenge in a courtroom, with the 
increasing cost of computer crimes and the increasing criminal penalties 
associated with them, more cases will find their way into the courtroom 
and challenges are inevitable" [Peter Sommer, London School of Economics].

SADFE addresses the gap between todays practice and the establishment of 
digital forensics as a science. To advance the field, SADFE-2010 solicits 
broad-based, innovative approaches to digital forensic engineering in the 
following four areas:

Digital Data and Evidence Management: advanced digital evidence discovery, 
collection, and storage

 	*	Identification, authentication and collection of digital 
 	*	Post-collection handling of evidence and the preservation 
of data integrity and admissibility
 	*	Evidence preservation, archiving and storage
 	*	Forensic ready and compliance ready architectures and 
processes, including network processes
 	*	Managing geographically, politically and/or 
jurisdictionally dispersed data artifacts
 	*	Data and web mining systems for identification and 
authentication of relevant data
 	*	Botnet forensics

Scientific Principle-based Digital Forensic Processes: systematic 
engineering processes supporting digital evidence management which are 
sound on scientific, technical and legal grounds

 	*	Legal and technical aspects of admissibility and evidence 
 	*	Examination environments for digital data
 	*	Courtroom expert witness and case presentation
 	*	Case studies illustrating privacy, legal and legislative 
 	*	Forensic tool validation: legal implications and issues
 	*	Legal and privacy implications for digital and 
computational forensic analysis
 	*	Handling increasing volumes of digital discovery

Digital Evidence Analytics: advanced digital evidence analysis, 
correlation, and presentation

 	*	Advanced search, analysis, and presentation of digital 
 	*	Cyber crime scenario analysis and reconstruction 
 	*	Legal case construction & digital evidence support
 	*	Cyber-crime strategy analysis & modeling
 	*	Combining digital and non-digital evidence
 	*	Supporting qualitative or statistical evidence
 	*	Computational systems and computational forensic analysis

Forensic-support technologies: forensic-enabled and proactive 

 	*	Forensics of embedded or non-traditional devices (e.g. 
digicams, cell phones, SCADA)
 	*	Innovative forensic engineering tools and applications
 	*	Proactive forensic-enabled support for incident response
 	*	Forensic tool validation: methodologies and principles
 	*	Legal and technical collaboration
 	*	Digital forensics surveillance technology and procedures
 	*	"Honeypot" and other target systems for data collection 
and monitoring
 	*	quantitative attack impact assessment

Instructions for Paper and Panel Submissions

The SADFE-2010 Program Committee invites three types of submissions:

Full papers

Full papers present mature research results. Papers accepted for 
presentation at the Workshop will be included in the SADFE-2010 
proceedings, which we anticipate will be published by IEEE Press. Full 
papers should be 8-12 pages when formatted according to IEEE guidelines. 
Papers must include an abstract and a list of keywords, and clearly 
indicate the corresponding author.

"Work-in-Progress" short papers

These shorter papers should describe interesting developing work or 
concepts in the field of digital forensic engineering. These papers should 
emphasize the nature of the problem they present, potential solution and 
implications/impacts to the field, in such a way that it will engender 
community discussion. A selection of these papers will be presented at 
SADFE-2010 in a Work-in-Progress session. Work-in-Progress papers should 
be 3-5 pages long. Work-in-Progress papers will be included as an appendix 
in the SADFE-2009 proceedings. Authors may participate in only one 
Work-in-Progress paper (in the case of multiple submissions, later 
submissions will be deleted).


Describing work in progress and/or specific tools available without charge 
to the research community (ie, no vendor posters should be submitted). 
Submissions must consist of a one-page abstract. Posters will not be 
included in the proceedings. Authors of selected posters will have an 
opportunity to briefly introduce their work during the meeting.

Paper Acceptance

Each paper submission will be reviewed by at least three SADFE-2010 
Program Committee members. The selection process will be based on review 
technical merits. Panel and posters decisions will be made by the Program 
Chair with recommendations from the Program Committee and Steering 

Double Submissions, Uniqueness & Presentation

SADFE-2010 is intended to support discussion and publication of novel 
results. To meet this goal, submissions must not substantially duplicate 
work that any of the authors has published elsewhere. Work submitted in 
parallel to any other conference or workshop with proceedings is 
explicitly excluded from participation. If the work has been submitted 
elsewhere in a venue that does not include proceedings, the extent of the 
replication and the nature of the other venue should be clearly indicated 
in a cover letter submitted along with the paper.

For accepted Full Papers, Posters, and Work-in-Progress papers, it is 
required that at least one of the authors attends the conference to 
present the paper. The presenting author must be registered by the date of 
the camera-ready submission deadline. The deadline for Work-in-Progress 
and Full papers is the same.

All submissions (papers & panel proposals) must be submitted 
electronically, following the instructions to be provided on the website. 
Papers must list all authors and their affiliations; in the case of 
multiple authors, the contact author must be indicated.

Workshop Format

The SADFE workshop will consist of invited talks, paper presentations and 
panel discussions. All presentations, talks and panel discussions will be 
made in English.

Steering Committee:

 	Deb Frincke, co-chair		Pacific Northwest National Labs
 	Ming-Yuh Huang, co-chair	The Boeing Company
 	Chi Sung Laih			        National Cheng Kung 
 	Michael Losavio			University of Louisville
 	Alec Yasinsac			        University of South 

Organizing Committee:

 	General Co-Chairs: 		Carol Taylor
 						(Eastern Washington 
 					        Robert Erbacher
  						(Utah State University)
 	Program Committee Co-Chairs:
                                                 Barbara Endicott-Popovsky
  						(University of Washington)
 					        Wenke Lee
 						(Georgia Institute of 
 	Submission Chair:		Adel Elmaghraby
  						(University of Louisville)
 	Website Host:			Chi Sung Laih
  						(National Cheng Kung 

Program Committee:
 	Becky Bace			Infidel, Inc.
 	Brian Carrier			Basis Corp.
 	Charisse Castagnoli		Independent Consultant
 	Peter Chen			University of Michigan
 	Herve Debar			France Telecom R&D
 	Deb Frincke			Pacific Northwest National Labs
 	Simson Garfinkel		Naval Postgraduate School
 	Brian Hay			University of Alaska, 
 	Erin Kenneally			University of California, San 
 	Chi-Sung Laih			National Cheng Kung University
 	Michael Losavio		        University of Louisville
 	Keith Marzullo			University of California, San 
 	Kara Nance			University of Alaska, Fairbanks
 	Sean Peisert 			University of California, Davis
 	Mark Pollitt			University of Central Florida
 	Christian Probst		Technical University of Denmark
 	Clay Shields			Georgetown University
 	Abe Singer			California Institute of Technology
 	Fred Chris Smith		Former Assistant U.S. Attorney
 	Tye Stallard			University of California, Davis
 	Bill Tafoya			University of New Haven
 	Avishai Wool			Tel Aviv University
 	Brian Levine			U Mass Amherst
 	Yong Guan			Iowa State University

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