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3rd International Workshop on

Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering

Thursday, May 22, 2008 The Claremont Resort, Oakland, California

Sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy
Held in conjunction with the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy


The SADFE (Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering) International Workshop promotes systematic approaches to cyber crime investigation, by furthering the advancement of digital forensic engineering as a disciplined practice.


IEEE/SADFE 2008 solicits broad-based, innovative digital forensic engineering technology, techno-legal and practice-related submissions in the following four areas:

Digital Data and Evidence Management: advanced digital evidence discovery, collection, and storage


Principle-based Digital Forensic Processes: systematic engineering processes supporting digital evidence management which are sound on scientific, technical and legal grounds


Digital Evidence Analytics: advanced digital evidence analysis, correlation, and presentation


Forensic-support technologies: forensic-enabled and proactive monitoring/response


Important dates

Deadline for papers:(extended)

February  7, 2008 (6:00 p.m., Eastern Time (US)) 

Notification of acceptance or rejection:

February  15, 2008

Deadline for final paper camera ready copy:

February 28, 2008

Deadline for poster session abstracts:

February 28, 2008

2008 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 

May 18-21, 2008

IEEE/SADFE-2008 conference:

May 22, 2008


Digital forensic engineering is characterized by the application of scientific and mathematical principles to the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence, either for use within a court of law or to aid understanding of cyber crimes or cyber-enabled crimes.


These approaches are increasingly used by the private sector as well, to protect and secure the intellectual and confidential assets of  businesses and organizations.


Digital forensic evidence has a human side: legal and technical teams must work together, and the result of their efforts normally will be presented to non-specialists who render a decision within the societal framework of a court of law.

The workshop brings together top digital forensic researchers, advanced tool/product builders, and expert law enforcement representatives from around the world for information exchange and R&D collaboration.

This year the workshop is collocated and held in conjunction with the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, May 18-22, 2008 The Claremont Resort, Oakland, California,  and is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Security and Privacy.