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Sixth International Workshop on
Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
In conjunction with
IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium,
Oakland, CA, USA, May 26, 2011

Workshop Program


07:45-08:15 Registration, Check-in, and Breakfast
08:15-08:30 Opening:
Robert Erbacher  (Northwest Security Institute), Roy Campbell (UIUC), and Yong Guan (Iowa State University)
08:30-09:30 Keynote Talk
Michelle J. Kane,
Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California
Ms. Kane was formerly a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS). At CCIPS, she also served as the U.S. representative to the Organization of American States Working Group on Cybercrime and the Vice Chair of the G8 Transnational Organized Crime Subgroup on High Tech Crime.
09:30-09:45 Morning Break
09:45-11:00 Session 1: Forensic Modeling and Framework
Chair: Robert Nissen (DoD)
  1. Secure digital chains of evidence
Nicolai Kuntze, Carsten Rudolph (Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, Germany)
  2. A Dual Cube Hashing Scheme for Solving LPP Integrity Problem
Junbin Fang, Zoe L. Jiang, S. M. Yiu, K. P. Chow, Lucas C. K. Hui, Long Chen, Xiamu Niu (University of Hong Kong, Harbin Institute of Technology, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)
  3. Protecting Digital Data Privacy in Computer Forensic Examination
Frank Y.W. Law, P.F. Chan, S.M. Yiu, K.P. Chow, Michael Y.K. Kwan, Hayson K.S. Tse (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  4S. Fuzzy Trace Validation: Toward an Offline Forensic Tracking Framework
Saif Al-Kuwari and Stephen D. Wolthusen (Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom)
11:00-12:00 Wikileaks/Manning Panel
Preparing for the Next Wikileaks: Making Forensics Techniques Work
Coordinator: Robert Erbacher (Northwest Security Institute)

Panelists: Michael Weir (Quanterion Solutions), Fred Cohen (California Sciences Institute), and Raffael Marty (Loggly)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:15 SADFE Planning Session and Award Announcements
Ming-Yuh Huang (Northwest Security Institute) & Deborah Frincke (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
13:15-14:45 Session 2: Legal and Technical Challenges
Chair: Edward Talbot (Sandia National Laboratories)
  1. Computer Forensics And Electronic Evidence - Failure of Competent Computer Forensic Analysis And Other Computer-Related Acts As Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel In Criminal Prosecutions
Michael Losavio and Deborah Keeling ( University of Louisville, USA)
  2. Case Study on South Africa and Namibia: A Model for Electronic Evidence for the SADC Region
Amelia Phillips ( Highline Community College, USA)
  3S. Boundary Conditions for the Digital Forensic Use of Electronic Evidence and The Need for Forensic Counter-Analysis
Michael Losavio and Deborah Keeling ( University of Louisville, USA)
  4. Technical Issues of Forensic Investigations in Cloud Computing Environments
Dominik Birk and Christoph Wegener (Ruhr-University Bochum, Horst Goertz Institute for IT Security, Germany)
  5S. Building Open and Scalable Digital Forensic Tools
Vassil Roussev (University of New Orleans, USA)
14:45-15:00 Afternoon Break
15:00-16:00 Session 3: Evidence Collection and Analysis
Chair: K. P. Chow (University of Hong Kong)
1. Characterizing Data Structures for Volatile Forensics
Ellick Chan, Shivaram Venkataraman, Nadia Tkach, Kevin Larson, Alejandro Gutierrez and Roy Campbell (University of Illinois, USA)
  2. Host Identification via USB Fingerprinting
Lara Letaw, Joe Pletcher, and Kevin Butler (University of Oregon, USA)
  3S. Firmware-assisted Memory Acquisition and Analysis tools for Digital Forensic
Jiang Wang, Fengwei Zhang, Kun Sun, and Angelos Stavrou (George Mason University, USA)
16:00-17:15 Practitioners’ Challenges and Government Panel
Panel talks from DoD, DoJ, Sandia National Laboratories, Industry, Academia
 Michael Losavio (University of Louisville), Nan Zhang (George Washington University), and Yong Guan (Iowa State University)

Robert Nissen (DoD), Michelle J. Kane (DoJ), Peter J. Vasquez (VTX Communications), and Edward Talbot (Sandia National Laboratories)
17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks