DFASP 2021

2021 IEEE CSR Workshop on Digital Forensics: Evidence Analysis via Intelligent Systems and Practices (DFASP)

Digital forensics is a branch of the criminalistics sciences which deals with the exploitation of digital evidence in the solution of criminal cases through the application of scientific principles. There are several well-established methods and procedures for collecting digital evidence. Collected evidence must however be exploited to elicit hypotheses concerning events, actions and facts (or sequences of them) with the goal to obtain evidence to present in court. Evidence analysis involves examining fragmented incomplete/uncertain knowledge, and reconstructing and aggregating complex scenarios involving time, uncertainty, causality, and alternative possibilities. No established methodology exists today for digital evidence analysis.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners on forensics with the goal of fostering new connections and inspiring joint collaborations to explore the potential of the application of Artificial Intelligence and Automated Reasoning in the Digital Forensics field, and creating synergies between these fields.

Topics of Interest

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished contributions from a broad range of topics, which include but are not limited to the following:

› Formal models of reasoning in forensics
› Usage of argumentation in forensics
› Ontology in forensics
› Legal issues in using AI in forensics
› Machine learning for forensics data
› Natural language processing and understanding for forensics data

› Evidential reasoning for forensics
› Automated reasoning for forensics
› Temporal and spatial reasoning for forensics
› Logical/probabilistic knowledge representation for forensics
› Epistemic reasoning for forensics
› Defeasible reasoning for forensic

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 19, 2021
Authors’ notification: May 3, 2021
Camera-ready submission: May 10, 2021
Early registration deadline: May 31, 2021
Workshop date: July 27, 2021

Submission Guidelines

The workshop’s proceedings will be published by IEEE and will be included in IEEE Xplore. The guidelines for authors, manuscript preparation guidelines, and policies of the IEEE CSR conference are applicable to DFASP 2021 workshop. Please visit the authors’ instructions page for more details. When submitting your manuscript via the conference management system, please make sure that the workshop’s track 2T6 DFASP is selected in the Topic Areas drop down list.

Workshop Committees

Workshop chairs

Stefania Costantini
Jesus Medina

Publicity chair

Jesus Medina

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Program committee

Pedro Cabalar
Maria Eugenia Cornejo
Stefania Costantini
Aleksandra Dedinec
Martin Dieguez
Esra Erdem
Piotr A. Kowalski
Laszlo Koczy
Ondrej Kridlo
Viana Mascardi
Jesus Medina
Alessandra Mileo
Juan Carlos Nieves
David Pearce
Manuel Ojeda-Aciego
Raffaele Olivieri
Andreja Tepavcevic
Daniele Theseider Dupre
Eloisa Ramirez-Poussa

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