The Techno Forensics Conference 2011 – Call for Papers

Conference Dates: October 31st – November 1st, 2011

Conference Location: Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Call for Papers Deadline: March 25, 2011

The Techno Forensics Conference is all about digital forensics, evidence collection, crime scene documentation, and e-Discovery. Sessions are for industry professionals with some previous experience in these disciplines. Advanced level content and depth are a must. We are looking for speakers in the following areas:

* Case studies of actual criminal cyber crime involving unique digital investigation

* Innovative approaches to investigations

* Information on the effective establishment or operation of a digital forensic lab

* Demonstrable data of future technologies or cyber threats that will challenge traditional digital investigation methods

* Technological innovations necessary to combat and prepare for future cyber threats. No product pitches considered.

* Investigations requiring network forensics (especially those involving cloud computing)

* Cell phone, handheld device, and smartphone forensics

* Forensic analysis of images and video

* Government or private sector research and development funding programs related to cyber crime, digital investigation, or e-Discovery

* Evidence collection and crime scene documentation

* Information/tips for staying current in the rapidly evolving industry of digital forensics and e-Discovery

* Latest rulings affecting ESI and e-Discovery

Speakers are expected to include the latest trends, technology, and ideas. Their presentations should be non-commercial and not promote a particular product or company.

To submit a paper, please complete the PDF Submission Form that appears on this page and include the following:

Abstract should be approximately 100 words. It should include a title, clearly state the proposed topic, and outline the content. If your paper is accepted, this abstract will be used to describe and promote your session, so please write it with this in mind.

Biography should be an approximately 50-word summary of your professional background and any other relevant industry qualifications. If there is more than one presenter, please provide a biography for both. (Number of presenters is limited to two. Additional speakers are subject to approval.) If your paper is accepted, this biography will be used in the conference materials, so please write it with this in mind. Please submit a headshot with your biography to be used in the conference materials.

Sessions are 45 minutes long, with five minutes allowed for questions. If you feel that additional time is needed for your presentation, please indicate how long and offer strong justification. (Time allotments are subject to approval.) Company logos or other commercial content are not allowed on your graphics and slides and you will be asked to remove them if they appear.

Previously Presented Material: If this paper has been presented elsewhere, please indicate where and when. Prior presentation of the material will not eliminate it from consideration, but we are looking primarily for material that this audience has not seen before.

Your Contact Information: Please include complete contact information for all presenters. (Communication will be mainly via e-mail.)

Specify whether or not you are speaking on behalf of a company or yourself and identify the company you work for.

Identify Audio Video required for your presentation. We will provide one LCD projector and a wireless lapel or hand held microphone unless otherwise instructed. Please bring your presentation on a laptop along with a spare copy on CD in the event of machine failure.

Please Note: The Techno Forensics Conference does not pay for airfare, hotel accommodations, or other expenses for speakers. You do receive free registration to the conference as well as promotion in conference materials and marketing pieces.

Acceptance: Submission of an abstract does not guarantee placement. Notification of acceptance will be emailed in April.

Accepted speakers are required to adhere to a 100% NO COMMERCIALISM Policy. Sessions are to be strictly educational in nature.

No Substitutions

Substitution of speakers or panelists is not allowed except in the case of an emergency. In the event of an emergency where the original selected speaker is not available a written request for substitution may be considered, but strictly at the sole discretion of the organizer.

If you are interested in speaking opportunities at the 2011 Techno Forensics Conference in Myrtle Beach, please send your completed PDF Submission Form to:

Rebecca Waters

Chief Editor

DFI News®

4 Limbo Lane, Amherst, NH 03031
In an interview at the 2006 Techno Forensics Conference, James Wingate talks about the current threat of steganography.


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