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IMF 2008 - Call for Papers

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                           CALL FOR PAPERS

                              IMF 2008

                    4th International Conference on
                 IT Incident Management & IT Forensics

                          Mannheim,  Germany
                       September 23 - 25, 2008



Information technology has become crucial to almost every part of
society. IT infrastructures have become critical in the world-wide
economy, the financial sector the health sector, the government's
administration, the military, and the educational sector.

Although security usually gets involved in the design process of IT
systems nowadays, the process of maintaining security in the operation
of IT infrastructures, in most cases, still lacks the appropriate
attention.  The capability to manage and respond to IT security
incidents and their forensic analysis are not well established. The
quickly rising number of security incidents worldwide makes the
implementation of incident management capabilities essential.

In order to advance the fields of IT Security Incident Management and IT
Forensics the special interest-group "Security Intrusion Detection and
Response" (SIDAR) of the German Informatics Society (GI) organizes an
annual conference, providing a platform for experts from throughout the
world, to discuss the state of the art in the areas of IT Security
Incident Management and IT Forensics (IMF). IMF promotes collaboration
and exchange of ideas between industry, academia, law-enforcement and
other government bodies.

The IMF conference will be held for the fourth time in 2008. The concept
matured from a pure academic event to an academic track section
complemented by practical workshops. In addition, IMF has become an
important community event.  This year IMF starts to travel.  The
Mannheim University of Cooperative Education (Berufsakademie Mannheim)
will host the fourth IMF.

It is planned to continue to find hosts for IMF at different locations
in order to widen the community and to learn from different

The scope of IMF 2008 is broad and includes, but is not limited to the
following areas:

IT Security Incident Management
- Purposes of IT Security Incident Management
- Trends, Processes and Methods of IT Security Incident Management
- Formats and Standardization for IT Security Incident Management
- Tools for IT Security Incident Management
- Education and Training, IT Security Incident Management Awareness
- Determination, Detection and Evaluation of Security Incidents
- Procedures for Handling Incidents Problems and Challenges when
  establishing CERTs/ CSIRTs
- Sources of Information/Information Exchange/Communities
- Management of published and unpublished ("less-than-zero-day") 
  + Analysis, description, and evaluation of vulnerabilities
  + Vulnerability Response
  + legal and political aspects
- Early Warning Systems
- Organizations (National CERT-Associations, FIRST, TF-CSIRT, 
  TERENA / TI, etc.)

IT Forensics
- Trends and Challenges in IT Forensics
- Methods, Processes and Applications for IT Forensics
  (e.g. Networks, Operating Systems, Storage Media, ICT Systems)
- Evidence Protection in IT-Environments
- Standardization of Evidence Protection Processes Data Protection and
  other legal implications for IT Forensics Methods in Investigations
- Legal Relevance of IT Forensics Investigations
- Tools for IT Forensics
- IT Forensics Readiness

IMF invites to submit:
- Full papers of up to 20 pages, presenting novel and mature research

- Practice papers of up to 20 pages, describing best practices, case
  studies, lessons learned, or latest product developments.

- Proposals for Workshops: Discussion and presentation on practical
  methods and challenges.

All submissions must be in English, and either in postscript or PDF
format. Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be
presented at the conference. Presentations should be held in English.

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have
been published 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.

Details on the electronic submission procedure as well as detailed
registration information will be provided on the conference Web site at


Important Dates
June 1, 2008:          Deadline for submission of papers
June 23, 2008:         Notification of acceptance or rejection
July 14, 2008:         Final paper camera ready copy due
September 23-25, 2008: IMF 2008 conference

Location / Local Organisation

Prof. Dr. H.J. Mueller
Berufsakademie Mannheim
Coblitzweg 1-7
68163 Mannheim

Conference Chair
Dirk Schadt
SPOT Consulting

Program Chair
Oliver Goebel
Universitaet Stuttgart

Program Committee
Susan Brenner                   University of Dayton, USA
Klaus Brunnstein                University of Hamburg, Germany
Jack Cole			US Army Research Laboratory, USA
Andrew Cormack                  JANET, UK
Ralf Doerrie                    Germany
Sandra Frings                   Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
Oliver Goebel                   RUS-CERT, Germany
Detlef Guenther                 ISSO, Volkswagen AG, Germany
Vijay K. Gurbanyi               Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Bernhard Haemmerli              ACRIS GmbH, Switzerland
Alexander Herrigel              Secude Int. AG, Switzerland
Thorsten Lieb                   Avocado Rechtsanwaelte, Germany
Klaus Peter Kossakowski         DFN-CERT, Germany
Jim Lyle                        NIST, USA
Robert A. Martin                MITRE Corporation, USA
Ralf Moll			LKA Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Jens Nedon                      ConSecur GmbH, Germany
Henning Pagnia                  Berufsakademie Mannheim, Germany
Hartmut Pohl                    FH Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany
Jason Rafail                    CERT/CC, USA
Dirk Schadt                     SPOT Consulting, Germany
Mark Schiller                   Stratton Security Ltd, UK
Andreas Schuster                Germany
Marco Thorbruegge               ENISA, EU
Steven Wood                     Alste.Technologies GmbH, Germany
Stephen Wolthusen               Royal Holloway, University of London, UK/ 
                                Gjovik University College, Norway

Sponsor Chair
Dirk Schadt
SPOT Consulting

Sponsorship Opportunities
We solicit interested organizations to serve as sponsors for IMF 2008.
Please contact the Sponsor Chair for information regarding corporate

Organizer / Under the Auspices of
Special Interest Group SIDAR
of the German Informatics Society (GI e.V.)
Wissenschaftszentrum Ahrstr. 45
53175 Bonn

In Co-operation with
IEEE Computer Society
SPOT Consulting
Fraunhofer Institut fuer Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO
Universitaet Stuttgart, RUS CERT


Oliver Goebel                        mailto:Goebel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Stabsstelle DV-Sicherheit (RUS-CERT) Tel:+49 711 685 1 CERT
Universitaet Stuttgart               Tel:+49 711 685 8-3678 / Fax:-3688
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