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[GI/IMF 2013] Call for Papers für die IMF 2013 - Einreichungsfrist verlängert
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Der Call for Papers für die siebte internationale Konferenz zur IT-Sicherheitsvorfallsbearbeitung (Incident Response) und IT-Forensik ist veröffentlicht. Interessierte sind aufgerufen, bis zum 29. Oktober 2012 wissenschaftliche Papiere (full papers) oder Praxispapiere (practice papers) zu den genannten Themen einzureichen. Daneben können auch Vorschläge zu Workshops eingereicht werden. Die IMF arbeitet mit der IEEE Computer Society zusammen und der Konferenzband wird in der der IEEE CS Proceedings Reihe veröffentlicht. Das RUS-CERT fungiert als Mitveranstalter der IMF-Konferenzreihe. Im Jahr 2012 findet keine IMF statt. UPDATE: Die Einreichungsfrist wurde verlängert.

  IMF 2013 Logo 7th International Conference on
IT Security Incident Management & IT-Forensics

March 12 - 14, 2013,
Nuremberg, Germany


Conference Background

Today IT security is an integral aspect in operating IT-Systems. Yet, despite high-end precautionary measures taken, not every attack or security mishap can be prevented and hence incidents will go on happening. In such cases forensic capabilities in investigating incidents in both technical and legal aspects are paramount. Thus, capable incident response and forensic procedures have gained essential relevance in IT infrastructure operations and there is ample need for research and standardization in this area.

In law enforcement IT forensics is an important branch and its significance constantly increases since IT has become an essential part in almost every aspect of daily life. IT systems produce traces and evidence in many ways that play a more and more relevant role in resolving cases.

Conference Goals

The IMF conference provides a platform for experts from throughout the world to present and discuss recent technical and methodical advances in the fields of IT security incident response and management and IT forensics. It shall enable collaboration and exchange of ideas between industry (both as users and solution providers), academia, law-enforcement and other government bodies.

Conference Topics

The scope of IMF 2013 is broad and includes, but is not limited to the following areas:

IT Security Incident Response
  • Incident Response Procedures and Methods
  • Incident Response Formats and Standardization
  • Tools Supporting Incident Respons
  • Incident Analysis
  • Information Sources, Information Exchange, Communities
  • Dealing with Vulnerabilities (Vulnerability Response)
  • Monitoring and Early Warning
  • Incident Response in Non-Standard Environments (e.g. Embedded Systems)
  • Education and Training
  • Organizations
  • Legal and Enterprise Aspects (Jurisdiction, Applicable Laws and Regulations)
IT Forensics
  • Trends and Challenges in IT Forensics
  • Application of forensic techniques in new areas
  • Techniques, Tools in Procedures IT Forensics
  • Methods for the Gathering, Handling, Processing and Analysis of Digital Evidence
  • Evidence Protection in IT Environments
  • IT Forensics in Non-Standard Environments (e.g. Embedded Systems)
  • Source-Determination and Manipulation Detection (e.g. Multimedia Forensics)
  • Standardization in IT Forensics
  • Education and Training
  • Organizations
  • Legal and Enterprise Aspects (Jurisdiction, Applicable Laws and Regulations)

Submission Details

IMF invites to submit full papers of up to 20 pages, presenting novel and mature research results as well as practice papers, describing best practices, case studies or lessons learned of up to 20 pages. Proposals for workshops, discussions and presentations on practical methods and challenges are also welcome.

All submissions must be written in English (see below), and either in postscript or PDF format. Submissions must be anonymised. Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be presented at the conference. Submitted full papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published elsewhere or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

All submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and papers accepted to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings.


IMF 2013's scope is international hence all submissions must be written in English. Presentations of accepted papers also must be done in English.


Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services. Each participant of the conference will receive a printed copy.

Dates and Deadlines

  • October 29th, 2012: Extended deadline for submissions
  • December 3th, 2012: Notification of acceptance or rejection
  • December 10th, 2012: Due date for final camera ready copies
  • March 12th through 14th, 2013: IMF 2013 Conference

Conference Chair

Felix Freiling
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg

Program Chair

Holger Morgenstern
IT Expert Witness,

Sponsor Chair

Program Committee

Rafael AccorsiUniversitaet Freiburg, Germany
Harald BaierHochschule Darmstadt/CASED, Germany
Davide BalzarottiInstitut Eurecom, France
Herbert BosVU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Susan BrennerUniversity of Dayton, USA
Levente ButtyanTU Budapest/CRYSYS, Hungary
Jack ColeUS Army Research Laboratory, USA
Andrew CormackJANET, UK
Ralf EhlertUniversitaet Magdeburg, Germany
Felix FreilingFriedrich-Alexander-University (FAU), Germany
Sandra FringsFraunhofer IAO, Germany
Pavel GladyshevUCD, Ireland
Oliver GoebelUniversitaet Stuttgart, Germany
Bernd GrobauerSiemens CERT, Germany
Detlef GüntherVolkswagen AG, Germany
Vijay GurbaniBell Labs, USA
Daniel HammerHochschule Offenburg, Germany
Bernhard HämmerliACRIS GmbH, Switzerland
Stefan KiltzUniversitaet Magdeburg, Germany
Lam KwokPrivyLink International Ltd, Singapore
Bob MartinMITRE Corp., USA
Ralf MollLKA Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Holger, Germany
Jens NedonIABG mbH, Germany
Dirk SchadtSPOT, Germany
Mark SchillerStatton Security Ltd, UK
Marco SchubaHochschule Aachen, Germany
Andreas SchusterDeutsche Telekom, Germany
Asia SlowinskaVU Amsterdam, Netherlands
Marco ThorbrüggeENISA, EU
Stephen WolthusenRoyal Holloway, Univ. of London, UK

Organizing Committee

  • Jack Cole
  • Ralf Ehlert
  • Felix Freiling
  • Sandra Frings
  • Oliver Goebel
  • Detlef Guenther
  • Stefan Kiltz
  • Holger Morgenstern
  • Jens Nedon
  • Dirk Schadt

Steering Committee

  • Sandra Frings
  • Oliver Goebel
  • Detlef Guenther
  • Holger Morgenstern
  • Jens Nedon
  • Dirk Schadt

Under the Auspices of

German Informatics Society (GI e.V.)
Wissenschaftszentrum Ahrstr. 45, 53175 Bonn, Germany
Tel.: +49 228 302 145, Fax: +49 228 302 167
Special Interest Group SIDAR

In Co-Operation With

ENISA Fraunhofer IAO SPOT Consulting

RUS-CERT, Stuttgart

Scientific/Community Support


In Technical Co-Operation with

IEEE Computer Society

Sponsored By

Fraunhofer IAO


We invite interested organizations to serve as sponsors for IMF 2013; please contact the Sponsor Chair for information regarding corporate sponsorship (

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