ISDFS Conference Coming to The Woodlands Center on May 12

Sam Houston State University’s Department of Computer Science will host the Second International Symposium on Digital Forensics and Security (ISDFS), which will be held at SHSU’s The Woodlands Center on May 12-13, 2014. Department chair Dr. Peter Cooper, along with faculty members Drs. Lei Chen, Cihan Varol, Narasimha Shashidhar, and Qingzhong Liu, are participating in the symposium’s Scientific Committee, along with colleagues from other universities in the U.S., Turkey, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Azerbaijan, Romania, Ukraine, and Latvia. Dr. Cooper, along with colleagues from the U.S., Turkey, and Portugal, is a co-organizer of the 2014 conference.

The symposium is organized by a consortium established by Firat University (Turkey), Sam Houston State University (USA), Gazi University (Turkey), Turkish National Police Academy, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (USA). The symposium focuses on both theoretical and applied digital and cyber forensics, information security issues, and the legal context. ISDFS is dedicated to the exchange of ideas, research, experience, and best practice within forensics and security sciences and related issues. 

The conference will include three plenary sessions and five concurrent session time blocks for participants. The concurrent sessions will feature presentations of papers accepted for inclusion in a Call for Papers conducted earlier this year. In addition to the events scheduled for May 12-13, a number of pre-conference activities have also been planned for the preceding two days (May 10-11), including opportunities for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) training, email and mobile forensics workshops, and a cyber-security update.

Chris Morales, Research Director at NSS Labs, an information security research and advisory firm in Austin, will give one of the plenary addresses. Other keynote speakers are being confirmed for the remaining plenary sessions as well. 

For more information on the 2014 ISDFS event, see the symposium website, .

Next year’s symposium will be hosted by Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey.