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SuCoFo 2016 : 1st International Summer School on Computational Forensics (SuCoFo2016) Gjøvik, Norway, 5-9 September 2016


When Sep 5, 2016 - Sep 9, 2016
Where NTNU, Gjøvik, Norway
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2016
Categories    computer science   forensic science

Call For Papers

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) – TC 6 on Computational Forensics (IAPR sponsorship has been applied for), would like to invite you to the 1st International Summer School on Computational Forensics (SuCoFo2016). SuCoFo2016 will be held from 05 September – 9 September and take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik, Norway.

The course is open for PhD students as well as researchers in academia, government and industry needing an advanced knowledge of digital forensics.

This school will mostly concentrate on pattern recognition and computer vision based techniques for forensic data analysis.

The courses will be delivered by world renowned experts in the field, from both academia and industry. It will give participants a unique opportunity to hear the world famous keynote speakers and to interact with international experts in the field. The courses will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of Computational Forensics problems as well as examples of their successful commercialisation.

The school aims to provide a stimulating opportunity for young researchers and Ph.D. students. The participants will benefit from direct interaction and discussions with world leaders in Computational Forensics. Participants will also have the possibility to present the results of their research, and to interact with their scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

Important dates
Registration: IAPR Summer School on Computational Forensics

Please register before 15 August 2016

Summer school: Monday 5/9 to Friday 9/9 2016

Gjøvik, Norway

Sujeet Shenoi, University of Tulsa, USA
Raymond Choo, University of South Australia, Australia
Zeno Geradts, Netherlands Forensic Institute, Netherlands
Ali Dehghantanha, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Utpal Garain, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Thomas Walmann, Økokrim, Norway
Katrin Franke, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Slobodan Petrovic, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Stefan Axelsson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Carl Leichter, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Mariusz Nowostawski, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Andrii Shalaginov, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
09:00-10:30 – First morning session

10:30-11:00 – Coffee break

11:00-12:30 – Second morning session

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 – First afternoon session

15:00-15:30 – Coffee break

15:30-17:00- Second afternoon session

17:00-18:00 – Afternoon meal

18:00-19:30- Evening session

Monday, September 5th
First morning session:
The practice of Big Data forensics as a service in Norwegian police (Thomas Walmann), 45min
The theory of computational forensics as science (Katrin Franke), 45 min
Second morning session: Forensic big multimedia analysis, from Likelihood Ratios to drones (Zeno Geradts), 90 min
First afternoon session: Continuation-Forensic big multimedia analysis, from Likelihood Ratios to drones (Zeno Geradts), 90 min
Second afternoon session: HANSKEN: A Platform for Digital Forensics in the Era of Big Data (Carl Leichter), 90 min
Evening: Student presentations, 100 min

Tuesday, September 6th
Morning: Case Studies in Non-Invasive and Invasive Embedded Device Forensics: data Extraction and Firmware Verification (Sujeet Shenoi), 180 min
Afternoon: Machine Assisted Authentication of Documents (Utpal Garain), 180 min
Evening: Student presentations, 100 min

Wednesday, September 7th
Morning: Big forensic data management and reduction (Raymond Choo), 180 min
Afternoon: Constrained Approximate Search and Bit-Parallelism (Slobodan Petrovic), 180 min
Evening: Social Event, Dinner

Thursday, September 8th
First morning session:
Multinomial malware classification and ML-aided static analysis (Andrii Shalaginov), 45 min
Digital Forensics the Missing Piece of Internet of Things Promise (Ali Dehghanta), 45 min
Second morning session: Workshop: Document-base malware analysis (Ali Dehghanta + Andrii Shalaginov), 45 min
Afternoon: Workshop continuation: Document-base malware analysis (Ali Dehghanta + Andrii Shalaginov), 135 min
Evening: Hackathon, rapid prototyping

Friday, September 9th
Morning: Analyzing fraud using synthetic data (Stefan Axelsson), 180 min
Afternoon Blockchain Technology (Mariusz Nowostawski), 180 min

Additional Information
The school is open to 20 qualified, motivated and pre-selected candidates. Ph.D. students, post-docs, young researchers, senior researchers or professionals (both academic and industrial) are encouraged to submit their application through the provided link. Application deadline: August 15th, 2016.

Applications: you have just to submit your curriculum, your institution’s data, your email address and registration fee of EUR 150. Each student is strongly encouraged to submit also a reference letter signed by his/her scientific supervisor. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come-first served basis. Please be aware that only a selected list of applicants will be allowed to register to the school. You CV and a reference letter must be sent to Urszula Nowostawska (

Accepted students must submit a poster to present their research activity. The poster should be sent before 19 August 2016, 23:59, GMT +2:00, Norway Time. On the two subsequent evening sessions each student will give 10 min short oral presentation. A best presentation prize will be given to the best presentation selected by the school committee.

Accepted applicants will have access to all lectures, handling material, coffee breaks, lunches, afternoon meals, WiFi Internet Connection, a social dinner and bowling.

Lunches and afternoon meals in NTNU cantina will be covered by the Summer School.

Accommodation must be covered by participants.

All lectures will be held at Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Gjovik , Teknologivegen 22, building K109. You can find the position in Google Maps.

The poster should be written in English and should be sent in a printable pdf format to Urszula Nowostawska ( For your poster, a board will be provided which measures 100cm tall by 70cm wide. You need to print and bring with you the poster to the school.

TITLE: The paper title should be in ALL CAPITALS. The title must be representable in the Unicode character set.

AUTHOR LIST: The authors’ names must meet the following format: “Surname1 N1., Surname2 N2., Surname3 N3., etc.” The order of the authors on the poster should exactly match in number and order the authors typed into the online submission form.

ABSTRACT: Each poster should contain an abstract of max 500 characters. The abstract on the poster should exactly match the text that is submitted electronically.

POSTER SIZE: 100cm tall x 70cm wide

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