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5th International Workshop on Computational Forensics

In Conjunction with ICPR 2012 - November 11, 2012
Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Japan


We are pleased to announce the 5th International Workshop on Computational Forensics. The workshop will be the 5th in the sequel of four earlier workshops in Manchester (UK), Washington D.C. (USA), Hague (Netherlands), and Tokyo (Japan) respectively.


Forensic and criminal analysis is becoming increasingly data intensive and widely distributed. Especially for electronic data it is common practice to seize all data carriers that are believed to contain relevant evidence material. For example, in criminal cases against large companies, intelligence work on money laundering and terror finance, the content of all servers, personal computers, mobile phones, PDAs, printers, copiers, backups and so on are collected. All these relevant devices and their digital content have to be dealt with together with truckloads of paper documents and data from other sources. It all amounts to many terabytes of data. In addition, crime investigators and intelligence analysts urgently demand the possibility to enrich the collected evidence with information from other/open sources, e.g., data available on the Internet.

This year the workshop will emphasize challenges in applying pattern recognition and artificial intelligence methodologies to digital evidence in mobile devices and distributed, networked computing, i.e., cloud environments.

Though the workshop will also address a broad spectrum of forensic disciplines that deal with ultra-large scale investigations and big data processing, e.g., in pathology, biology, drugs, text, speech, image and video analysis. For example, research might allow to handle and to increase the performance in large-scale investigations; automatic search through terabytes of electronic data storage within closed systems and open Internet; enable cross-media search and data integration for accessing diverse sources of information; yield to more objective evidence analysis and final decision making; enable extracting profiles of perpetrators maps of crimes; visualization of criminal and terroristic associations and their relationships.

IWCF2012 will continue the open-minded discussions of the previous events.


Important Dates

June 22, 2012 (23:59 GMT)Paper-Submission Deadline
July 09, 2012Acceptance Notification
Oct 01, 2012Camera-Ready-Paper Due
July 15, 2012Author-Registration Deadline
November 11, 2012IWCF12 Workshop day


Latest News

October 20, 2012
Room information about the workshop program now available in the scientific program section.
October 1, 2012
Preliminary workshop program available in the scientific program section.
August 7, 2012
List of accepted papers available in scientific program section.
February 6, 2012
Website is up and running.