Cyber forensics has been an emerging research area for IT-related professionals, practitioners, and researchers for the last decade. As we continue the research on how to collect and analyze digital evidence in an existing software/hardware environment, we are also interested in and challenged by the questions of the “built-in” issues in how to design and create software/hardware applications with forensic awareness so that a cooperative environment for the purpose of cyber forensics is provided.
The theme of the workshop is to advance research on data-driven and legal-proceedings-enforced cyber physical systems in an innovative way. We believe that to build forensics components into software/hardware applications will help us more efficiently in collecting/identifying evidence of illegal and unethical activities, more effectively in preventing/detecting cyber attacks on critical infrastructures, more confidently in preserving anonymity and protecting privacy. In addition to the research on the “after the fact” issues in collection, examination, and analysis of digital evidence, it is also critical to involve cyper forensic readiness in the early stage of software/hardware application development, especially for a data-rich and cyber-physical system with pervasive IoT devices. As the principles of the software engineering suggest, the effort to build forensics “by design” will make digital ecosystems more supportive and cost-effective in a later forensic search and investigation. It is believed that the effort made by this workshop will help driving intelligent transformation of the cyber world.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at https://qrs20.techconf.org/submission.
The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.
Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare their papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.Submission
|Francis Avorgbedor||Metropolitan State University|
|Vinod Bhattathiripad||G J Software Forensics|
|Farris Hassan||Minnesota IT Services|
|Satoshi Kai||Hitachi Ltd.|
|Anyi Liu||Oakland University|
|Dan Lo||Kennesaw State University|
|Masakatsu Nishigaki||Shizuoka University|
|Mathew Nyamagwa||Metropolitan State University|
|Songpon Teerakanok||Ritsumeikan University|
|Sean Thorpe||University of Technology, Jamaica|
|Michael Tu||Purdue University Calumet|
|Ben Turnbull||Defense Science and Technology|
|Shiuh-Jeng Wang||Central Police University|
|S. M. Yiu||The University of Hong Kong|
|Hiroshi Yoshiura||The University of Electro-Comm.|
|Yanjun Zuo||University of North Dakota|