-> CISIS 2009 conference

The Second International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF’09)

To be held in conjunction with the Fourth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2009 – http://www.ares-conference.eu).

March 16th – 19th, 2009
Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT)
Fukuoka, Japan

Digital forensics is a rapidly evolving and interdisciplinary field in the investigation of malicious activity. It is facilitated not only by our increased dependence on computer and network technologies but also the increasing complexity and accompanying vulnerabilities. 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.
The focus of this workshop is not only restricted to digital forensics in the investigation of computer crime. It also addresses security applications such as, for example, automated log analysis and forensic aspects of fraud prevention. Today’s environment of media content with increasing storage capacity, and larger and more files than ever before presents another challenge to digital forensic investigators. 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Network Forensics
  • Anti Forensics
  • Fraud investigations involving technology
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Log Analysis
  • Incident Response
  • CSIRTs
  • Investigative Case Studies
  • Data Hiding Techniques
  • Digital Evidence
  • Data Recovery
  • Extraction techniques
  • Search Techniques
  • Standards, Guidelines and Certification
  • Steganography
  • Digital Forensics Tools

Important dates

Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2008
Author Notification: December 1st, 2008
Author Registration: December 15th, 2008
Proceedings Version: December 15th, 2008
Conference/Workshop: March 16th -19th, 2009

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:


Workshop papers are classified into 1 categorizes representing original, previously unpublished work.
  • workshop paper (6 pages)


Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Contact author must provide the following information at the ARES web site: paper title,
authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference.

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

All accepted papers will be published as ISBN proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society.


Workshop Chair

Jill Slay

University of South Australia



Program Committee

To be announced.