IIT Ropar to organise 16th international meet on Digital Forensics

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Updated on Jan 6, 2020 15:19 IST

The three-day conference will involve nine sessions where 21 research papers will be presented on topics like Digital Network Forensics, Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques, etc.

The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT-R) in collaboration with the University Of Tulsa, USA will host the 16th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics. The conference will be held in New Delhi from January 6 to 8, 2020 and will see participation by researchers, academicians, law enforcement personnel and government officials from more than ten countries, including Hong Kong, Australia, the USA, and the UK.

The conference, which will be held for three days in New Delhi, will involve nine sessions where 21 research papers will be presented on topics like Digital Network Forensics, Industrial Control System and Forensics, Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques, Forensic Models, Cloud Forensics, and Mobile and Embedded Device Forensics.

Experts who will address the conference are Lt Gen Rajesh Pant (retd), National Cyber Security Coordinator (NSCS), National Security Council Secretariat; Sanjay Bahl, Director General, CERT-In who will speak on “Digital Forensics – The Way Forward”; and Dr Gaurav Gupta, Additional Director and Scientist E, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), who will expound on “The Future of Digital Forensic Ecosystem”.

Dr Gaurav Gupta, General Chair of the conference and Additional Director/ Scientist ‘E’ at Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) said, “Since criminals are the most creative but lazy people on earth, these traits can be used to develop solutions to tackle the menace of computer cybercrimes and frauds. This conference will serve as a platform for researchers and practitioners from all around the world to showcase their novel research work targeted towards that goal.” The conference will also have a poster session to showcase interesting ideas from young researchers and practitioners. The third day of the conference will have a day-long session for law enforcement professionals and specialists working in various digital forensic laboratories across India.

The IFIP Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics is an active international community of engineers, scientists, and practitioners dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art research in digital forensics. The 16th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics will provide a forum for presenting original, unpublished research results and innovative ideas related to the extraction, analysis, and preservation of all forms of electronic evidence.

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