IT security is an integral aspect in operating IT systems today. Yet, as even high-end precautionary measures cannot prevent every attack or security mishap, forensic capabilities in investigating such incidents in both technical and legal aspects are paramount. Capable incident response and forensic procedures have thus gained essential relevance in IT infrastructure operations and in law-enforcement, and there is ample need for research and standardization in this area.
Since 2003, the IMF conference has established itself as one of the premier European venues for presenting research on IT security incident response and management and IT forensics. The conference provides a platform for experts from throughout the world to present and discuss recent technical and methodical advances in the field. It shall enable collaboration and exchange of ideas between industry (both as users and solution providers), academia, law-enforcement and other government bodies.
IMF's intent is to gather experts from throughout the world in order to present and discuss recent technical and methodical advances in the fields of IT security incident response and management and IT forensics. The conference provides a platform for collaboration and exchange of ideas between industry, academia, law-enforcement and other government bodies.
The scope of IMF 2014 is broad and includes, but is not limited to the following areas:
IMF invites to submit full papers, presenting novel and mature research results, as well as practice papers, describing best practices, case studies or lessons learned. The maximum paper length is 20 pages, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices. Proposals for workshops, discussions and presentations on practical methods and challenges are also welcome.
Please submit your paper here.
You will find the submission guidelines here.
All submissions must be written in English language (see below) and submitted either in postscript or PDF format. Submissions must be anonymized. Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be presented at the conference. Submitted full papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published elsewhere or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.
All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings.
IMF 2014's scope is international. Hence all submissions must be written in English language. Presentations of accepted papers must be given in English language as well.
Accepted papers will be published by Conference Publishing Services and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Each participant of the conference will receive a printed copy.
December 8th, 2013: Deadline for paper registration
December 15th, 2013: Deadline for uploading final version of paper January 31st, 2014: Notification of acceptance or rejection February 15th, 2014: Due date for final camera ready copies May 12th through 14th, 2014: IMF 2014 Conference
Rainer Böhme University of Münster, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org
Holger Morgenstern Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany Felix Freiling Friedrich-Alexander-University, Germany email@example.com
Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg
Harald Baier, CASED
Sebastien Braun, LKA Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Susan Brenner, University of Dayton School of Law
Levente Buttyan, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Jack Cole, ARL
Andreas Dewald, FAU
Felix Freiling, FAU
Sandra Frings, Fraunhofer IAO
Pavel Gladyshev, UCD
Oliver Göbel, Universitaet Stuttgart, RUS CERT
Bernd Grobauer, Siemens CERT
Detlef Günther, Volkswagen AG
Vijay Gurbani, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent
Bernhard Haemmerli, ACRIS
Stefan Kiltz, University of Magdeburg
Matthias Kirchner, WWU Münster
Kwok-Yan Lam, Tsinghua University
Robert Martin, MITRE
Holger Morgenstern, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University
Dirk Schadt, SPOT Consulting
Mark Schiller, Stratton Security Ltd.
Sebastian Schinzel, Münster University of Applied Sciences
Marko Schuba, FH Aachen - Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Andreas Schuster, Deutsche Telekom AG
Asia Slowinska, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Marco Thorbruegge, ENISA
Stephen Wolthusen, Gjovik University College
German Informatics Society (GI e.V.)
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ERCIS - European Research Center for Information Systems
Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO
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Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Müster
ENISA - European Network and information Security Agency
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