The 1st Workshop on Open Source Software for Computer and Network Forensics

Feb. 19, 2008

The 1st Workshop on Open Source Software for Computer and Network Forensics (OSSCoNF) will be held in conjunction with OSS2008, the Fourth International Conference on Open Source Systems, during the IFIP WCC2008 World Computing Congress. The conference will take place in September 7-10, 2008, in Milan, Italy. Workshops will be on September 10th, immediately after the main OSS2008 conference.

OSSCoNF aims at creating an informal, but selected academic venue to discuss the benefits (and drawbacks, if any) of using Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) for computer and network forensics, incident management and digital investigations.

It will allow participants to present and discuss technical issues, exchange research ideas, introduce new development projects (and new revision of existing projects), in order to foster the creation of a community of practitioners and (people from academia - academics) , and to promote the usage of FLOSS tools in computer and network forensics.

The goal of OSSCoNF 2008 is to provide an international forum where a diverse community of professionals from academia, industry and public administration can come together to share research findings and practical experiences. The conference is also meant to provide information and education to practitioners, identify directions for further research, and to be an ongoing platform for technology transfer.