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. The goal of the conference is to bring together two worlds IT security incident response and management and IT forensics. In 2023 the 12th edition of this conference will be held in Munich.
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.
We invite original contributions as research papers, non-research practitioner presentations, and panels on the following topics in digital forensics and IT security incident response and management:
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
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 in ACM double column format, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices. Short papers for reporting early research results or best practice approaches are limited to 10 pages.
Research papers and presentation proposals must be submitted through the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=imf2023
All submissions must be written in the English language (see below) and submitted in 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.
IMF 2023'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 ACM DTRAP and only be available online.
Papers and Presentation/Panel Proposals: January 31, 2023
Author notification: March 7, 2023
Final draft papers due & presenter registration: March 31, 2023 (Papers for which no author has registered by this date may be dropped from the program.)
Conference Dates: May 23 - May 24, 2023
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany
ERNW Research GmbH, Germany
HS München, Germany
Harald Baier, Universität der Bundeswehr München
Konstantin Bayreuther, DHBW Mannheim
Andrew Cormack, JISC
Andreas Dewald, ERNW Research GmbH
Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Christofer Fein, HS Albstadt-Sigmaringen
Felix Freiling, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Oliver Göbel, University of Stuttgart
Alexander Jäger, Google
Sven Kälber, Porsche AG
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
Robert Martin, MITRE
Holger Morgenstern, HS Albstadt-Sigmaringen
Sebastian Schinzel, Münster University of Applied Sciences
Janine Schneider, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Thomas Schreck, Siemens CERT
Marko Schuba, FH Aachen
Michael Spreitzenbarth, Siemens CERT
German Informatics Society (GI e.V.)
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