IMF 2006 - Submission Deadline Extension



Dear all,

for your information:

The deadline to submit papers for the IMF Conference 2006 has been
extended to 2006-05-01.


Please excuse possible cross-postings.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

IMF 2006

International Conference on
IT-Incident Management & IT-Forensics

Stuttgart, Germany
October 18 - 19, 2006

http://www.imf-conference.org/
mailto:imf2006@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

********* DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS *********
********* EXTENDED TO MAY 1st, 2006 *********

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Information technology has become crucial to almost every part of society.
IT infrastructures have become critical in the world-wide economy, the
financial sector, the health sector, the government's administration, the
military, and the educational sector.

Due to its importance the disruption or loss of IT capabilities results in
a massive reduction of operability. Hence, IT security is continously
gaining importance.

Although security usually gets integrated into the design process of IT
systems nowadays, the process of maintaining security in the operation of IT
infrastructures still lacks the appropriate attendance in most cases.
Especially the capability to manage and respond to IT security incidents and
their forensic analysis is established in the rarest cases. The quickly
rising number of security incidents worldwide makes the implementation of
incident management capabilities essential.

In order to advance the fields of IT-Incident Management and Forensics the
special interest-group Security - Intrusion Detection and Response (SIDAR)
of the German Informatics Society (GI) organises an annual conference,
bringing together experts from throughout the world, to discuss state of the
art in the areas of Incident Management and IT-Forensics (IMF). IMF
promotes collaboration and exchange of ideas between industry, academia,
law-enforcement and other government bodies.

IMF invites to submit:

- Full papers of up to 20 pages, presenting novel and mature research
results. Full papers will be reviewed, and papers accepted for
presentation at the conference will be included in the proceedings.

- Practice papers of up to 12 pages, describing best practices, case
studies, lessons learned, or latest product developments. Practice papers
will be reviewed.

The papers will be reviewed, and papers accepted for presentation at the
conference will be included in the proceedings, which are planned to appear
in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series (approval
pending).

The scope of IMF 2006 is broad and includes, but is not restricted to the
following areas:

IT-Incident Management:

Purposes of IT-Incident Management
Trends, Processes and Methods in Incident Management
Formats and Standardisation in Incident Management
Tools for Incident Management
Education and Training in the field of Incident Management Awareness
Determination, Detection and Evaluation of Incidents
Procedures for Handling Incidents
Problems and Challenges while establishing CERTs/CSIRTs
Sources of Information/Information Exchange/Communities
Dealing with Vulnerabilities (vulnerability response)
Current Threats
Early Warning Systems
Organisations (Nat. CERT-Associations, FIRST, TERENA/TI, TF-CSIRT)

IT-Forensics:

Trends and Challenges within IT-Forensics
Methods, Processes and Applications for IT-Forensics
(Networks, Operating Systems, Storage Media, ICT-Systems etc.)
Evidence Protection in IT-Environments
Standardisation of Evidence Protection Processes
Data Protection- and other legal implications for IT-Forensics
Investigation Methods and Processes
Juristic Relevance of IT-Forensic Investigations
Tools for IT-Forensics
Forensic readiness



ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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General Chair: Hardo G. Hase, IT-Consulting Hardo G. Hase, Germany
imf2006 @ hase-bexbach.de

Sandra Frings, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
Oliver Goebel, RUS-CERT, Stuttgart University, Germany
Detlef Guenther, Volkswagen AG, Germany
Jens Nedon, Consecur GmbH, Germany
Dirk Schadt, Computer Assiociates, Germany


Program Chair: Oliver Goebel, RUS-CERT, Stuttgart University, Germany,
Goebel @ CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE

Sponsor Chair: Dirk Schadt, Computer Associates, Germany,
dirk.schadt @ gmail.com


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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Henrik Becker Kanzlei Becker, Germany
Vlasti Broucek University of Tasmania, Australia
Ian Bryant NISCC, UK
Brian Carrier CERIAS, USA
Andrew Cormack UKERNA, UK
Herve Debar France Telecom, France
Ralf Doerrie Telekom-CERT, Germany
Maximilian Dornseif University of Mannheim, Germany
Ulrich Emmert esb Rechtsanwaelte Stuttgart, Germany
Guenther Ennen BSI/CERT-Bund, Germany
Christoph Fischer BFK-Consulting, Germany
Sandra Frings Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
Oliver Goebel RUS-CERT, Stuttgart University, Germany
Dieter Gollmann TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Detlef Guenther CERT-VW, Volkswagen AG, Germany
Bernhard Haemmerli ACRIS GmbH, Switzerland
Hardo G. Hase IT-Consulting Hardo G. Hase, Germany
Mark Hoestra IT Forensic BV, Nethlerlands
Klaus Peter Kossakowski DFN-CERT, Germany
Thorsten Lieb Avocado Rechtsanwaelte Frankfurt, Germany
Jim Lyle NIST CFTT, USA
Neil Mitchison Joint Reseach Centre, EU
Jens Nedon Consecur, Germany
Jason Rafail CERT/CC, USA
Damir Rajnovic CISCO-PSIRT, USA
Gavin Reid CISCO-INFOSEC, USA
Dirk Schadt CA, Germany
Christian Schaller SIEMENS-CERT, Germany
Rolf Schulz gnsec, Germany
Marco Thorbruegge IT Security Expert, Germany
Helmut Ujen Bundeskriminalamt, Germany
Andreas Wagner Frontrunner FZ LLC, Dubai
Stephen Wolthusen Gjovik University College, Norway

IMPORTANT DATES
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- April 17, 2006: Deadline for submission of full and practice papers.
***** EXTENDED TO MAY 1st, 2006 *****
- June 19, 2006: Notification of acceptance or rejection.
- August 7, 2006: Final paper camera ready copy due.
- October 18-19, 2006: IMF 2006 conference.


PAPER SUBMISSIONS AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
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All submissions must be in English, and either in postscript or PDF format.
Authors of accepted papers must ensure that their papers will be presented
at the conference. Presentations should be held in English.

Submitted full papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference
with proceedings.

Details on the electronic submission procedure as well as detailed
registration information are provided on the conference Web site at

http://www.imf-conference.org/imf2006/submit.html

Please mind, that the all requirements of the LNCS must be met in
order to make the publication of the papers possible.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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We solicit interested organizations to serve as sponsors for IMF 2006;
please contact the Sponsor Chair, Dirk Schadt, for information regarding
corporate sponsorship (mailto: dirk.schadt @ gmail.com).

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Regards
Ollie
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Oliver Goebel mailto:Goebel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
RUS-CERT Stuttgart University Tel:+49 711 121-3678 / -3688 (fax)
Breitscheidstr. 2, 70174 Stuttgart http://CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE/



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