Event.All about the conference

Dates to Remember: Paper Submission: Mar 15, 2015 | Event Dates: May 1st & 2nd 2015


Open Letter from the Organizing Secretary:

Dear All,
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Digital Forensics Congress – 2015 to be held on 1st and 2nd of May 2015. Kindly find annexed the invitations for the inaugural and valedictory sessions along with the Tentative Programme Schedule for the entire two days.

We would like to inform you that the venue of the Congress is shifted to Hall No. F – 50, Centenary Buildings, University of Madras, Chepauk Campus, Chennai 600 005 (On the Marina Beach Road, Opposite to Anna Square), the prestigious 158 years old heritage academic venue. University of Madras is the mother of all the Universities in Southern India. The University has produced four Nobel Laureates and many scholars in its history.

The Registration for the Congress will be commenced sharply at 9.00 a.m. All are requested to complete their registration formalities before 9.30 a.m. as the inaugural session will be commencing sharply at 10.00 a.m. with the presence of His Excellency The Governor of Tamil Nadu.

Members of the Professional bodies are preferred to bring their registration numbers in their respective professional bodies.

Hope the Congress would be a great success with the contribution of the experts and your active participation!

Looking forward to meet you all,

With warm regards,
Prof. R. Thilagaraj
Organizing Secretary, Digital Forensics Congress – 2015

About About Digital Forensics Congress 2015

Asian Criminological Society (ACS), headquartered in Macau and Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics (CoEDF) based in Chennai are proud to present Digital Forensics Congress 2015, a power packed technical conference to address contemporary issues in the areas of cyber crime management and digital forensics.

His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu Dr.K.Rosiah

His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu Dr.K.Rosiah will inaugurate the first edition of Digital Forensics Congress.

The increasing incidents of cyber crimes reported both in the popular press and as seen in the crime data bring to fore the seriousness of the problem. While on the one hand technological and legal experts are attempting to minimize the incidence of cyber crimes, a matter of serious concern is the rather inadequate response to cyber crimes partially because of lack of comprehensive legal framework and partially because of inadequacy of the digital forensic investigation framework and processes.

Managing cyber crimes requires a multi-pronged and multi-perspective approach and various efforts are being made in that direction. Recognizing the need for discussing and disseminating knowledge and practices in the areas of cyber crime management with emphasis on digital forensic investigation, Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics (CoEDF) based in Chennai and Asian Criminological Society (ACS), headquartered in Macau are jointly organizing this Congress to address contemporary issues in the areas of cyber crime management and digital forensics. The Congress is an annual event which will be organized 1st & 2nd May of every year.

Collaboration About ACS, Macau

Asian Criminological Society (ACS), headquartered in Macau exists to

  • Promote the study of criminology and criminal justice across Asia
  • Enhance co-operation in the fields of criminology and criminal justice by scholars and practitioners
  • Encourage communication between criminologists and criminal justice practitioners in Asia and the world through publications and conferences
  • Foster training and research in criminology and criminal justice in institutions of learning, and in criminal justice agencies

For further details visit www.acs001.com. The Cyber Criminology wing of the ACS was established at CoEDF recently.

About CoEDF, Chennai

Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics (CoEDF) is a pioneering educational institution focusing on providing education, training, consultancy and research in the field of digital forensics, information security, GRC and allied sciences. It offers Post Graduate Programmes, Diploma and Certificate programmes on the above mentioned areas and related areas.
For further details visit www.coedf.org

Theme Focus of the 2015 Congress

The core theme of this years Congress is Managing Cyber Crimes – Harnessing the power of Digital Forensics.

This theme brings to focus the increasingly important role of digital forensics in the life cycle of cyber crime management. Cyber crime management includes setting deterrent legal and regulatory frameworks and involves detecting crimes, gathering forensically relevant digital evidence and presenting such evidence to the judiciary. In this process, significant lessons can be learnt by analyzing and interpreting digital evidence and such lessons will be valuable in shaping the future of legal and regulatory frameworks; supporting research to architect and implement appropriate technical controls, design and roll out awareness programs and understand risk preference of criminals.

Tracks / Sessions Additional tracks & sessions

Apart from four plenary sessions; two on each day of the Congress, there will be parallel sessions covering the following theme tracks:

Theme: Cyber Criminology – Foundations and Frontiers
Target audience: Criminologists, Victimologists, Sociologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and teachers/ researchers in these areas. Students and researchers in these areas will find these sessions useful

Theme: Digital Forensics Life Cycle
Target audience: Corporate Managers, researchers, academicians and practitioners in the areas of Digital Forensics Investigation, Information Technology, Information Security, Privacy, Information System Audit, Security Assessment, Internal Audit, Corporate Security, Fraud Control, Internal Controls, Governance, Risk and Compliance. Students and researchers in these areas will benefit from attendance at this session.

Theme: Digital Forensics for Lawyers, Police Officers and Judicial Officers
Target audience: Prosecutors, defense attorneys, police officers particularly those handling white collar crimes and cyber crimes, correctional administration officers, judicial officers, students, teachers and researchers in law colleges and those working on crime statistics will find this session useful.

Program Schedule

Day 1 Schedule Day 2 Schedule

Call for Papers Send us your papers

Original research papers are invited from academicians, researchers, law enforcement officers, corporate managers and IT professionals on the topics relating to the themes mentioned above. An abstract (not exceeding 500 words) of the proposed topic of presentation should be mailed to cfp@dfcongress.org on or before 15th March 2015. Confirmation of the topic of presentation will be intimated after review by the Technical Committee, within one week’s time. On receipt of confirmation, full papers are to be submitted on or before 15th April 2015 to facilitate inclusion in the proceedings of the congress. Selected papers will be published as a book with ISBN.

Guidelines for paper submission

The research paper should be the outcome of an original empirical research on a subject of current relevance in Digital Forensics.
  • The research work should have been completed during 2012 – 2015
  • The contestants can send only one paper for consideration
  • The age of the researcher should not be more than 35 years as on 31 st April 2015 For technical reasons, papers with joint authorship will not be permitted
  • Papers should be typed in double space in A-4 size bond paper, leaving adequate margins on all the sides. Only one side of the paper should be used for typing
  • Name of the Author should be given in separate sheet and it should not be typed anywhere else in the body of the paper
  • The author of the paper should give a declaration regarding his/her age and that the research work has been conducted during the said period
  • A certificate from an expert/academician should be attached ascertaining the originality of the paper
  • That it has not been part of a thesis/dissertation for the award of any degree/diploma or any other award of prizes and
  • Two copies of the paper along with an abstract of about 100 words should be sent on or before 28th February 2015 and the full paper should reach on or before 10th of April 2015
  • Papers sent after the last date will not be accepted

Prizes Best of Awards

There will be a separate session where short listed student papers will be presented and judged for the Award of ISDFRF-CoEDF Prize for Best Young Researcher in Digital Forensics.

CoEDF and ISDFRF has instituted a Prize for Best Young Researcher in Digital Forensics to be presented in the OPEN SESSION of the Digital Forensics Congress to be held during 1 st – 2 nd May 2015 at Hall No. F – 50, Centenary Building, I Floor, University of Madras, Chepauk Campus, Chennai . Researchers working in the fields of Information Security, Information Technology,Digital Forensics, Criminology and allied sciences are invited to send research papers for the award.

Venue Venue of the event

  • DATE: 1st & 2nd May, 2015

  • VENUE: Hall No. F – 50, Centenary Building

  • ADDRESS: I Floor, University of Madras, Chepauk Campus, Chennai 600 005


Imp Dates
Dates to remember:
Paper Submission: By March 15 2015
Event Dates: May 1st & 2nd 2015
Venue: Hall No. F – 50, Centenary Building,
I Floor, University of Madras,
Chepauk Campus, Chennai
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