Since 2003, IMF has established itself as one of the premier venues for presenting research on IT security incident response and management and IT forensics. While the first IMF conference was organized to establish a research forum for German speaking researchers and practitioners from the field, it soon became an international conference attracting many experts across Europe. 2018 being the 11th Conference, it is also an important mile stone in bringing the two worlds of IT security incident response and management and forensics together.
IMF provides an informal collaborative environment each year that bring together leading researchers, practitioners, industry, tool developers, academics, law enforcement, and other government bodies from around the globe to tackle current and emerging challenges in their fields.
Accepted papers will be published by Conference Publishing Services and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Each participant of the conference will receive a printed copy.
In recent years, IMF conferences have added practitioner presentations and hands-on tutorials/workshops taught by leading experts in the fields. Presentations are opportunities for industry researchers and practitioners who do not have the time to write a paper, but who have information and experiences that would be of interest to attendees.
Presentation proposals undergo a reviewing process to filter out sales pitches and ensure the topic is relevant to our audience.
We invite original contributions as research papers, non-research practitioner presentations, tutorials/workshops, panels, demos, and posters on the following topics in digital forensics and IT security incident response and management
The scope of IMF 2018 is broad and includes, but is not limited to the following areas:
The above list is only suggestive. We welcome new, original ideas from people in academia, industry, government, and law enforcement who are interested in sharing their results, knowledge, and experience. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate the applicability of their work to practical issues. Questions about submission topics can be sent via email to pc-chair [at] imf-conference
IMF invites to submit full papers, presenting novel and mature research results, as well as practice papers, describing best practices, case studies or lessons learned. The maximum paper length for full papers is 20 pages, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices. Short papers for reporting early research results or best practice approaches are limited to 5 pages. Proposals for workshops, discussions and presentations on practical methods and challenges are also welcome.
Research papers and presentation proposals must be submitted through the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=imf2018
Tutorial/workshop proposals must be emailed to pc-chair firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission guidelines can be found at https://www.imf-conference.org/imf2018/submission.html.
All submissions must be written in English language (see below) and submitted either in postscript or PDF format. Submissions must be anonymized. Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be presented at the conference. Submitted full papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published elsewhere 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 for presentation at the conference will be included in the conference proceedings.
Send any questions about research paper / presentation proposal submissions to: pc-chair
Please submit your paper here.
You will find the submission guidelines here.
IMF 2018's scope is international. Hence all submissions must be written in English language. Presentations of accepted papers must be given in English language as well.
Accepted papers will be published by Conference Publishing Services and
proceedings of the conference will be submitted to Xplore and CSDL. Each participant of the conference
will receive a printed copy.
This year IMF will be offering an award with a cash prize to the best student paper. A student paper is any paper in which the majority of the work was performed and the paper written by full-time students at an accredited university, college, or high school.
A limited number of scholarships (no registration fee, two hotel nights) may be awarded to students presenting a paper at the conference. The intent is to help alleviate the financial burden due to the cost of hotel expenses and conference registration. For more information, see the IMF 2018 homepage at: http://www.imf-conference.org/
Papers & Presentation/Panel Proposals: January 30, 2018
Workshop/Tutorial Submission Deadline: January 25, 2018
Demo & Poster Proposals: January 25, 2018
Author notification: March 7, 2018
Final draft papers due & presenter registration(*): March 25, 2018 (* Papers for which no author has registered by this date may be dropped from the program.)
Conference Dates: May 7 - May 9, 2018
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
DFN-CERT Services GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Harald Baier, CRISP/Hochschule Darmstadt
Jack Cole, ARL
Andreas Dewald, ERNW Research GmbH
Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Felix Freiling, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Pavel Gladyshev, University College Dublin
Oliver Göbel, University of Stuttgart
Christian Keil, DFN CERT
Stefan Kelm, DFN-CERT Services GmbH
Stefan Kiltz, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Jan Kohlrausch, DFN-CERT Services GmbH
Klaus-Peter Kossakowski, HAW Hamburg/DFN CERT
Andrew Marrington, Zayed University
Robert Martin, MITRE
Holger Morgenstern, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University
Mark Schiller, Stratton Security Ltd.
Sebastian Schinzel, Münster University of Applied Sciences
Sven Schmitt, Friedrich-Alexander-Universtität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Thomas Schreck, Siemens CERT
Marko Schuba, FH Aachen - Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Michael Spreitzenbarth, Siemens CERT
Stephen Wolthusen, NTNU/RHUL
German Informatics Society (GI e.V.)
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IMF 2018 is supported by the following sponsors: