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ICTinForensics 2011 : International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Forensics


When Jun 20, 2011 - Jun 23, 2011
Where Praia do Forte, Salvador, Brazil
Submission Deadline Mar 16, 2011
Notification Due Apr 21, 2011
Final Version Due May 18, 2011
Categories    forensics   information   communications   ICT

Call For Papers


2011 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Forensics

ICTinForensics 2011

June 20-23, 2011, Praia do Forte, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Paper submission deadline: March 16, 2011 (Extended !)


Events in all aspects of human activity may be the object of forensic investigation. Therefore, forensic science techniques originate from all the different scientific disciplines. Nevertheless, forensic science deals with its own specific issues and is a very rich branch of knowledge in itself.

Information and communication technologies are present in almost all aspects of human life, bringing unprecedented possibilities, changing what can be done and how we do things.

In recent years, information and communication technologies have become an essential part of forensics. On one hand, many current forensic cases target ICT based systems that range from small and ubiquitous devices like smart phones, all the way up to huge distributed, data intensive, one of a kind computer systems. On the other hand, ICT based systems have turned themselves into everyday tools of forensic experts, effectively changing the way most forensic work is done. From case management to scientific computing, ICT pervades forensic work.

The developments in information systems and communication technologies have created significant opportunities for forensic work advances, bringing new techniques and maximizing productivity through distributed collaborations that facilitate unprecedented levels of sharing of resources.

This conference will bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia, law enforcement, government and industry, to review, discuss and learn about new and emerging trends, approaches, concepts, theories, methodologies, tools, and experiences in the field of information and communications technologies as they are applied to forensic science.

Set in a wonderful environment, the conference is designed to be the event of choice where forensic and ICT professionals meet to improve their personal networking, in a setting that favors fruitful discussions between researchers and practitioners of the different scientific disciplines.


The ICT in Forensics 2011 will be held at the convention center of the Iberostar Praia do Forte Resort complex, at Praia do Forte, near Salvador, in Bahia, Brazil. There are two hotels in the complex, the Iberostar Praia do Forte Premium and the Iberostar Bahia. The convention center is at a walking distance of both hotels. Conference attendees that stay at the Iberostar hotels will enjoy the Iberostar “Premium All Inclusive" package that offer a service of food and beverages of the highest quality and variety.

Located at the BA 099 road, 70 km from Salvador (capital of Bahia state) and 55 km from Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhaes international airport, the resort is situated in a privileged location , near the Atlantic Forest, surrounded by natural lagoons, and wonderful beaches where sea turtles lay their eggs.

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished contributions that describe innovative and significant work in all theoretical and practical aspects of the application of information and communication technologies in forensics or on the forensic examination of ICT based devices and systems.

Contributions must not substantially overlap with any other similar contribution by the authors submitted elsewhere. Furthermore, previously published works by the same authors with any overlap should be cited prominently in the proper field in the submission system.

All submissions will undergo a dual blind reviewing process, and will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Submissions will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of exposition, presentation and comparison with relevant related work.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Algorithms, Forensic Mathematics
* Programming models
* Software Libraries

* Case management tools
* Case presentation tools
* Case studies and experience reports

* Computer supported evidence analysis
* Evidence data processing

* Digital Forensics tools and methods
* Software Forensics and Forensic Software Engineering

* ICT in forensic science curricula
* ICT and the Law

* Virtualization in forensics
* Augmented reality techniques in forensics
* Simulation and accident reconstruction tools

* Knowledge acquisition and management
* Data mining and knowledge discovery
* Expert systems and Decision support systems

* Requirements engineering for forensic systems
* Validation of forensic methods, tools and instruments

* Portable forensic tools
* Remote forensics and Tele-forensics
* Interoperability and connectivity
* Collaborative systems / E-collaboration
* Software as a service
* Laboratory instrumentation

* Distributed computing platforms
* Systems architecture and performance
* Cloud computing

* Forensic data repositories
* Statistical and scientific databases
* Biological and medical databases

* Usability, user interfaces
* Visualization and imaging technologies
* Privacy and security

* Biometrics
* Biomedical data processing

Contributions may be in the form of full papers, short papers, tutorial proposals and posters.

Full papers (up to 16 pages). Regular full papers should contain theoretical or practical results that must be original, significant, and sound. Full papers tend to be descriptions of complete technical work.

Short papers (up to 8 pages). Short papers may either contain descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature, or describe recent research activities, practical experience, and preliminary results that are worth discussing.

Posters. Posters may display first ideas of non-ready publications and projects in progress within the area of ICT in forensics. Poster sessions are mainly addressed to young researchers. All accepted posters will be exhibited during the whole event. Preferred poster sizes are 2A0 and 48x72 inches. Poster size should not exceed 1219mm (48in) in the vertical dimension and 1829mm (72in) in the horizontal dimension.

Tutorial proposals (up to 3 pages). Tutorials are either full day or half-day short courses. Tutorials do not need to be completely developed as of the time of submission. However, there must be a relatively firm outline of the tutorial, including preliminary allocations of time to each of its sections. Tutorial proposals should make very clear the technical background expected from the audience.

Contributions should be written in English. They should be in PDF format and may be no longer than the maximum number of pages for each type of contribution as stated above, including all text, figures and references. Format details will be available in the conference site.

Authors should submit their contributions via the following site:

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted papers must sign a copyright release form.

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference by one of the authors. The presenting author will need to register for the conference before the revised camera-ready versions deadline.

The authors of best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a special issue of an international journal (under negotiation).

Additional information including author instructions, registration and hotel information will be posted on the conference website.


The conference is sponsored by the following scientific and professional organizations:

SBPIT –– Brazilian Society for Digital and Telecommunications Forensics
ADFSL -- Association for Digital Forensics, Security and Law
USP -- University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
UFBA -- Federal University of Bahia, Brazil


Conference Dates: June 20-23, 2011

Submission Deadlines

Submissions: March 16, 2011 (Extended!)
Author Notification: April 21, 2011
Camera Ready Version: May 18, 2011

Registration Deadlines

Early Registration through: April 09, 2011
Regular Registration through: May 21, 2011
Late Registration on or after: May 22, 2011


The conference will be held in Praia do Forte, about 50km ( 30mi ) north of Salvador airport, Bahia, Brazil.

For information about Salvador, please consult the following site:,_Bahia

For information about the state of Bahia, please consult:


Citizens of most countries do not need visas to come for the conference. However, in several cases a visa is needed, as for example is the case of US citizenship.

Visa processing typically takes around two weeks but may be more. Be advised that Brazilian consulates do not provide urgent, priority or expedited services. Please plan accordingly. More information on how to obtain a visa for Brazil is available in the conference site.

Conference Chair

Prof. Pedro Luis Prospero Sanchez
Forensic Engineering, Science and Technology
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo

Program Committee
Prof.Emmanuel Benoist
Computer Science
University of Applied Sciences Bern
Biel, Bern

Prof.Roberto Caldelli
Images and Communications Lab
University of Florence
Florence, Tuscany

Prof. Jeimy José Cano Martínez
Universidad de Los Andes
Bogotá, Cundinamarca

Prof. Glenn Dardick
Longwood University
Farmville, Virginia

Prof. Luis Javier García Villalba
Group of Analysis Security and Systems
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Madrid

Prof. Antonios Gasteratos
Group of Robotics and Cognitive Systems
Democritus University of Thrace
Xanthi, Thrace

Dr. Zeno Geradts
Digital Evidence R&D
Netherlands Forensic Institute
The Hague, 

Dr. Paulo Quintiliano
Brazilian Federal Police and
University of Brasilia
Brasilia, DF

Prof. Marcus K. Rogers
Director - Cyber Forensics Program
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Prof. Pedro Luis Prospero Sanchez
Forensic Engineering, Science and Technology
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo


Regional Advisors
Regional advisors are members at large of the organizing committee. They serve as a support, advice and communication agent for the conference. They assist in publicizing the conference, and propose solutions to facilitate the conference participation by people from the region they represent.

Prof. Glenn Dardick
Regional Advisor - North America
Longwood University
Farmville, Virginia

Prof. Ricardo Kleber Martins Galvao
Regional Advisor - Northern/Northearstern Brazil
Federal Education, Science and Technology Institute
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte

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